by Dr. Rita Louise
April 8, 2015
Dr. Rita Louise is the host of Just Energy Radio and the
Founder of the Institute Of Applied Energetics.
She is the author
of the books The ET Chronicles, Avoiding The Cosmic 2X4,
Dark Angels and The Power Within as well as hundreds of
articles that have been published worldwide.
She is also the
producer of the videos iKon: Deconstructing The
Archetypes Of The Ancients, The Truth About The Nephilim
and Deceit, Lies & Deception: The Reptilian Agenda.
Dr. Rita has
appeared on radio and television and has spoken at
conferences covering topics such as health and healing,
ghosts, intuition, ancient mysteries and the paranormal.
Why Did Our Ancestors
Inter this Ancient Massive
Located at the highest point of the
Germus range in the southeastern
Anatolia region of Turkey is the mysterious site of
Excavations at Göbekli Tepe commenced in
1995 after German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt realized what
was thought to be a Byzantine cemetery was actually a prehistoric
Schmidt quickly unearthed a number of
T-shaped pillars, which set the archeological world ablaze. It was
not only the discovery of this ancient massive and magnificent
location but also what researchers determined to be the period of
Samples taken placed the earliest parts
of the edifice during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Period some
12,000 years ago.
Excavations and geomagnetic results of this mountain top complex
have revealed at least 20 circular structures. The enclosures all
appear to have similar design elements. In the center of each circle
stand two monumental t-shaped pillars.
They are surrounded by a series of
smaller t-shaped limestone pillars that radiate out from the center
of each circular chamber and stand against or near a low retaining
wall, made up of unworked hewn stones.
The pillars vary in height from 3 to 6
meters and weigh between 40 to 60 tons.
Many of them are decorated with
pictograms and carvings of animals including lions, bulls, boars,
foxes, gazelles, donkeys, snakes, insects, and birds. Included among
these carvings are several in which anthropomorphic human figures
are depicted. The floors of these enclosures are terrazzo, a mixture
of burnt lime and clay that is polished.
The discovery of Göbekli Tepe perplexed archaeologists.
How could a group of hunter/gatherers
construct such a complex monument? Smaller structures that
demonstrated an advancing progression toward this overwhelming
achievement are absent from the archeological record.
What also confounds them is the
realization that the most complex, ornate portions of this unique
site are the oldest. Sections that date to later periods of
construction show a significant deterioration to the quality of
design and artisanship when compared to earlier portions.
Investigations into Göbekli Tepe have primarily focused on why the
complex was initially constructed.
They yearn to explain how our ancestors
were able to accomplish such a grandiose feat of architecture and
They seek to reveal the secrets held in
the mysterious carving found on the upright pillars. The answers,
like all that has been found at this unique location, have been
The riddle that surrounds Göbekli Tepe does not end there. Around
8,000 BCE Göbekli Tepe was intentionally buried.
Why would our forefathers, after
creating such an elaborate complex, decide to backfill it? The
reason eludes investigators.
Some believe it was covered to
preserve it for future generations. Others contend that an
outside group with a different belief system invaded the region.
This new group hid the site to facilitate the purging of old
These conjectures may explain why the twenty-two acres that make up
the complex were hidden under a mixture of stone tools, animal bones
and flint gravel.
To unravel why the entire construction
was entombed it is important to understand the hearts and minds of
A concept that was pervasive in
antiquity that easily explains why Göbekli Tepe was covered up was
because the entire complex may have been considered "taboo".
Taboo (tabu/tapu) is a Polynesian word that is associated
with a person, place or thing that is prohibited or banned.
Something can be considered too sacred
or too accursed that it is excluded, separated or forbidden. The
consequence of interacting with a forbidden item is the threat of
The concept of items being prohibited is not limited to Polynesia.
The banning of an item in ancient and indigenous cultures is
universal. It is only in our current society that the implication of
the word taboo has changed.
The deeply held belief in divine
intervention and retribution often associated with something illicit
has been abandoned.
We use the word taboo in
contemporary vernacular to identify something that is deemed
improper, unacceptable or objectionable by society in general. Other
than social scorn, the penalties previously tied to something
forbidden are no longer applied.
Many things in today's social climate are seen as being aberrant and
are deemed taboo. Worldwide there are rules that prohibit sexual
intercourse (incest) between different degrees of kinship.
Cannibalism, or the practice of consuming human flesh, still is
The same holds true for necrophilia, the
sleeping or having sexual relations with a dead person. It has only
been in very recent times that our view towards inter-racial,
inter-religious or homosexual unions has changed, moving them from
being taboo to having varied levels of social acceptability.
Ancient taboos have survived into modern times in many cultures.
They are prevalent in Judaism where
a large number of prohibitions are still observed by
The consumption of animals that have
cloven hooves and chews its cud is permitted in this religious
tradition. Camels, rabbit and pork, none of which have both of
these qualities, are forbidden.
Shellfish, such as lobsters,
oysters, shrimp, clams and crabs are all prohibited. Any product
that is derived from these forbidden animals, such as their
milk, eggs, fat, or organs also cannot be eaten. The Torah bans
the consumption of blood. It also forbids eating meat and dairy
These prohibitions also extend to the pots, pans, plates
and utensils used to cook and eat the food.
If a pot or pan, for example, is
used to cook meat and then later used to heat milk, it is
believed that meat and milk have just been mixed (basar bechalav)
and the forbidden status has now been transmitted to the pan,
taking away its proper, "kosher" status. The pan is now taboo.
A vast number of things were
universally prohibited in antiquity and included touching or
coming in contact with a corpse. This rendered the mourners and
anyone else involved with the passing of an individual impure.
The house the deceased live in, in
some cultures, was torn down, burned with all of his or her
possessions inside or deserted, never to be used again.
Menstruating woman were perceived as being unclean and contact
with them was forbidden.
Women, during their cycle, were
quarantined to prevent contaminating other members of society.
To mitigate exposure, huts or tents
were erected on the edge of the village and women during this
period were required to spend their time in them. Touching a
woman during this interval, an item she touched, sat or laid
upon would contaminate the other person.
Taboos ruled the lives of our predecessors.
Their belief in their power was
commanding. There was a mysterious and dangerous quality to
them. A person who was exposed to something that was prohibited
was perceived as being infected.
The infection they carried was
communicable and life threatening. The taboo, like a rampant
virus, would infect anyone the contagious individual
encountered. Instead of worrying about the aches and pains of a
physical malady, they dreaded the retribution of the gods for
transgressing a divine command.
Stories have emerged of individuals
getting sick and dying after being infected by this powerful
charm. These stories, like fairy tales, further supported the
power taboos held over a community.
Once something was deemed improper or unclean it was only by
means of cleansing and ritual purification that its taboo status
could be lifted. The use of water as a vehicle of purification
is consistent in most cultures.
The act of washing, whether water is
sprinkled on the body, the hands and face are washed or the
entire body is immersed, seems widespread in eliminating ones
unclean or improper status. Fasting, praying, animal sacrifices
and smudging were also methods employed to remove specific
Not everything that was "unclean" was considered taboo. Things
that were holy fell into this category, rendering persons,
places or things prohibited as well. It is easy to imagine the
perceived toxicity of something that is conceived of as being
It is hard for us to envision how
contact with something that is holy would produce the same
Sacred items in antiquity were
believed to belong to the gods and were forbidden to man. They
were to be avoided, kept away from and not touched. They were
only accessible to a select few. These ordained individuals
fasted and purified themselves prior to contact with the divine.
Hallowed items followed the same rules as unclean ones.
Blood, with the exception of
menstrual blood, was inherently viewed as being sacred. It was
the essence of life. This included human blood as well as animal
blood. It was not to be touched and as we learn from Jewish
tradition consumed. Anything that blood fell upon was rendered
taboo making it unusable for common purposes.
This prohibition extended to the individual who shed the blood.
Priests and holy men who performed ritual sacrifice were
uniquely qualified to interact with this holy liquid. Animals
were not hunted, caught and killed in the irreverent way they
are today. Rituals were performed before the hunt began as well
as when the animals were slaughtered and butchered. There was a
deep respect for the animal and its role in their lives. The
gods were thanked after a successful hunt and the spirit of the
animal praised for being willing to participate in their
Certain animals (totem animals) were especially revered because
they were associated with a god or the presence of a god. They
were not to be killed unless it was part of a ritual sacrifice.
The Hindu text the Manu smṛti,
Laws of Manu, describes what
foods were deemed lawful and those that were forbidden in Indian
Eating meat was acceptable if it was
done while honoring the gods. Manu emphasizes that killing an
animal for rituals was "non-killing" and acceptable. On the
other hand, if the slaughtering was not in accordance the
correct Vedic practice the individual would sink into the depths
Many cultures required the consumption of the entire ritually
sacrificed animal within a prescribed period.
The parts of the animal that were
left over, because of their sanctified nature, were burned,
buried or otherwise carefully disposed of. This eliminated the
possibility of accidentally coming into contact with something
A god or other supernatural being was inherently taboo. Rulers
around the world were similarly regarded. They were perceived to
be divine or semi-divine. The rules associated with the gods
applied to their earthly emissaries.
When a god was exposed to an object,
the object could no longer be used in everyday "ordinary" life.
It was forbidden in some cultures to look upon a god. Similarly,
if he looked at you, you, your clothes and all that you
possessed in that moment were instantly affected.
The names of the gods were never spoken.
We see this reflected in Jewish
tradition where uttering God's name (יהוה –
YHVH) is prohibited. The word
Adonai ("my Lord") or HaShem ("the Name") is often
substituted to keep from violating this restriction.
And like Moses who removed his
sandals when he encountered God on Mount Sinai, it was common
practice in many cultures to remove their shoes when walking on
sacred ground lest their sandals become transformed. Contact
with hallowed ground would have made their shoes unusable for
Priests and other individuals, who
regularly were exposed to the divine, often wore special
garments that were reserved for that purpose.
They shall be worn by Aaron and
by his sons when they enter the Tent of Meeting or when they
approach the altar to serve in the Holy, so they will not
bear iniquity and die. It shall be a perpetual statute for
him and for his descendants after him.
Exodus 28: 43
A god, or his human counterpart,
could not be touched; his possessions could not be handled.
Likewise, if he touched you or
something that belonged to you, its status was instantly
changed. The rules of taboo included their home and anything in
it. If a divine agent entered someone's home, their home became
sanctified and no one else could go into it or use it. Even the
ground a divinity walked upon was deemed holy.
Their fear of unintentionally coming
into contact with something sacred was so powerful that it
became custom in many regions to carry the god-king upon a
littler so his feet did not touch the ground.
This brings us back to Göbekli Tepe and
why it was entombed.
No written record exists attesting to
the grandeur of Göbekli Tepe. There are no stories, myths or legends
referring to it.
The site and its inhabitants have been
forgotten, lost in time. Yet the magnificence that has been
unearthed on this remote, mountain top testifies to a people, a
culture or a god that defies history and with all of is luster it
was buried, hidden under tons of debris for 10,000 years.
Scholars suggest that the region had been invaded by an outside
culture. Their goal in concealing the complex was to purge the
indigenous people of their old religious beliefs. If this were the
case, the site could have been destroyed.
The massive t-shaped pillars
could have been knocked over, the enclosing structures dismantled
and the delicate stone carvings defaced.
This is not what was found. The entire
complex was in virtually pristine condition. The stones used to
construct it were undisturbed, as if it had been preserved in a time
capsule, only to be unearthed later.
The sheer effort it took to inter this location suggests something
else. It indicates that something bigger, more important was at
stake for the local residents. Individuals who are diagnosed with a
highly contagious disease are immediately put under quarantine.
If the threat of a pandemic were
perceived, drastic measures would be taken to contain it.
Would we use nuclear weapons or
something worse to eradicate the potential spread of a
Stepping into the hearts and
minds of our ancestors, did the people who lived in the
Germus range in southeastern Turkey find themselves in a
Ancient customs suggests that when an
individual died it was commonplace to abandon, desert or destroy his
or her home.
It was also a widespread practice to
avoid contact with sacred places, including walking on holy ground.
Likewise, if the stones used to construct the site were utilized
somewhere else their infectious nature would follow.
Their obsession over potential
contamination may have been so intense that they may have believed
they risked divine retribution if a particle of dust from this grand
and mysterious site were to blow down from its mountain perch and
land on their soil.
Could the inhabitants, from the
region surrounding Göbekli Tepe, considered this location so
holy, so sacred that when its resident left or died it was
decided to bury it and avoid accidental exposure?
Were they saving themselves from
potentially spreading a rampant taboo through their society
and its associated punishment?
Taken as a whole, it seems clear that
the people of the region inhumed the entire complex to save
themselves from the wrath of gods and their own potential demise.
'Magicians of the Gods'
Proof that a Comet Destroyed
Ancient Civilization at Gobekli
In late 2015 Graham Hancock will
bring out his new book,
'Magicians of the Gods',
the sequel to his worldwide bestseller
'Fingerprints of the Gods'.
In this lecture, recorded in March 2014
for Alternatives London at Saint James's
Church in Piccadilly,
he reviews his past work and
shares some of the research for the new