(First published in the
Journal for Anthroposophy,
Number 57 Fall 1993 issue, pp. 80-85)
Is there tangible physical evidence of a former
civilization on the planet Mars, one that may be at least 200,000 years old with
intimate connections to the evolution of the human race on earth? The author and
astronomer, Richard C. Hoagland, once a consultant to NASA but now its most
irritating gadfly thinks so, and he has the NASA photographs to prove it in a
book he has written called: The Monuments of Mars. A City on the Edge of
In addition, Mr. Hoagland has made available a videotape of his lecture
delivered to delegates and friends at the United Nations in New York City on
February 27, 1992, entitled: Hoagland's Mars: The Terrestrial Connection,
where he focuses on the amazing geosophical significance of these alleged
artifacts --- "geosophical" because they display intimatecorrespondences with
known earthly artifacts such as the Sphinx in Egypt, Stonehenge, Silbury &
Avebury mounds in England and the Mayan temple ruins in central Mexico.
decoding the "message of Cydonia," Hoagland and his "Mars Mission" group have
discovered the same geosophical principle of the tetrahedron as a formative
planetary force as Rudolf Steiner spoke about seven decades ago in explaining
the origin of volcanoes.
The saga begins in the early 1980s when two
NASA image interpreters named Di Pietro and Molenaar were busy cataloguing the
exhaustive treasury of photographs of the surface of the planet Mars which were
taken in 1977 by the Viking mission satellite orbiting the red planet. in a
specific region of the Northern hemisphere of Mars, called the Cydonia region,
the two technicians spotted what came to be known as the "Face on Mars," an
apparent one square mile mesa carved into the shape of a human face, yes,
a human face looking straight up from the Martian surface into the sky
and of course directly into any camera that might be pointed at it from Martian
orbit. But there was more! ...
. “Psychic tourism” in Arkaim
started in 1991 after a visit of one of the most famous Russian
astrologists, and at the present time the national park-museum is
visited by more than 25 thousand people annually. Some media sources
report that the multiple visitors of the Arkaim valley can see some
strange light moving not in accordance with the satellite trajectory in
the sky at night, light flashes, fog clusters, and some other things.
If believe the stories of witnesses, people often start to feel
unreasonable psychic tension in some areas; they may register changes
in heart beating rhythm, blood pressure, and body temperature. The
The first and most obvious of such secret societies is the freemasons, and the 1717 date in the title of this talk refers to the announcement made that year that four London lodges had met at the Goose and Gridiron pub, near St Paul’s, to form a Grand Lodge of English Freemasonry.There has been a lot of research and pseudo-research about the Masons, but there are a few points I wish to make about them that may be under-emphasised.The first is that whatever else can be known about it before 1717, Speculative Freemasonry, which is a system of morality taught by the performance of rituals incorporatingterms and objects taken from the craft of Freestone Masonry which are given symbolic significance, came to England from Scotland.
Most histories agree that the first known non-operative Mason was a
Scottish Nobleman in 1600, whereas the first Englishman known to have
been made a Speculative Mason was Elias Ashmole in 1648. It should be
noted that while Ashmole was a native of Oxford, he was initiated in
Cheshire, a whole lotcloser to Scotland than Oxford, suggesting a
gradual southward movement of Masonry.But I believe that the most important southward movement that explains to appearance of Masonry in London in 1717 is that of Scottish financiers.
. The Act of Union of 1707 had effectively united the Scottish economy with the rest of Britain. What is often forgotten, especially by Scots nationalists of the most anti-English variety, is that the immediateeffect was that the Scots began to take over England’s financial institutions. Quite simply, the Scots had a better grasp of what is now called Economics than anyone in England, and from 1707 onwards they rose to power in the City and its institutions. The one exception was Lloyds, which was developed by the Welsh.Britain was turning from a predominantly agricultural nation into one powered by trade, and this led to two important changes. One was that the use of metal coins as the sole means of exchange was becoming increasingly too clumsy to meet modern needs. New theories of credit were devised, and what was meant by these theorists was what we now call paper money. Both in England and France the pioneers of paper money were Scottish, though in both cases the initial attempts were catastrophic. In France the attempt to create money from decreeing a monopoly in trade with theMi......
Visiting sacred places can have a profoundly positive impact on people’s lives. Earth is dotted with power centers where people have experienced visions, healings, prophecies, inspiration or insight into the meaning of their lives.Stonehenge in England, the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru, Sedona in Arizona and Mount Shasta in California are among the world’s best known power sites, but there are over 1,000 stone circles, holy wells, sacred forests, healing springs, oracle caves and pagan temples across the planet that have been attracting visitors since ancient times.Only 30 miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico is El Santuario de Chimayo where 300,000 visitorseach year come to scoop sand from a hole in the floor of the “Room of Miracles.” Its walls are lined with letters and photographs from hundreds of thankful pilgrims who say they were healed here. Cornwall, in the southwest of England, has more than a dozen holy wells where, like Lourdes in France, miraculous cures have been reported for hundreds of years.
Bolen, MD, a psychiatristand clinical professor at the University of
California, documented the healing power of both prayer and pilgrimage
in her book, Close to the Bone.
. “The energy of sacred places is very
subtle,” she said. “The healing capacity of a place can aid the healing
process similar to the way that prayer can. When someone goes on a
pilgrimage believing they may be healed there, they can set powerful
forces into motion.”
Vision quests lead to self-understanding
Going on vision quests is a
North American native tradition that has become a popular New Age
practice. It involves spending time alone in an isolated, often
wilderness setting, in hope of receiving a message to guide one’s life.
When Helene A. Shik leads spiritual tour groups to islands in
Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, she often includes a vision quest
opportunity at a holy well called Tobar na h’oige (the Fountain of
Youth) on the tiny island of Iona. A popular pilgrimage site for Pagans
and Christians alike, Iona is the burial place of 48 ancient Scottish
kings, including Duncan, who was murdered by Macbeth in 1040. Shik says
Iona was a sacred isle for pre-historic Celts and later for the Druids.
“It’s a place where the veil between the worlds is thin,”shesays,