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Large line drawings on the ground arc nothing new. Throughout man’s
history, we can find many examples of such drawings. There appears to
be some aspect in all cultures that produces
large line drawings on the earth, which can only be viewed from the
air. Most archaeologists believe that these various cultures were
paying respect to their gods. Many ground drawings represent known
astronomical observatories for studying the stars and the seasonal
changes for an agricultural based society.
Still, other theories
speculate about landing fields and directional
markers for interstellar space craft for extraterrestrials who might
have visited the plant Earth thousands of years ago. One thing is
sure, large ground drawings have been a part of the history of
NAZCA LINES OF PERU
One of the most famous of the ground drawings are
the Nazca lines of
central Peru. Archaeologist believe that the Peruvian Indians had
the ability of hot air balloon flight, which was needed in viewing
the layout of these lines. The lines take on the shapes of many
types of animals and symbols, which may represent constellations and
aspects of the early Indian culture. Another belief is that these
ground lines were landing fields for ancient astronauts.
Near the Nazca lines are ancient Peruvian cities, where religious rites were
carried out using mind altering drugs. It is possible that these
lines were associated with the religious rituals of a society
involved in altering states of consciousness. Scientist still have
not fully determined the exact reason for the Nazca Plain line
drawings. Perhaps, as we will see, large ground drawings always seem
to have more than just one meaning.
Peruvian Air Force Survey of Nazca Plain Lines
THE MEGALITHIC SITES
In many places around the world are megalithic sites, which were
apparently used in the rituals of ancient religions. They were
possibly involved in early sun worship, since most are aligned to
the sun and moon positions throughout the year.
Both the Ring of Brodgar near the town of Kirkwall in the British
Isles, and Callanish in the Islands of Scotland are traditionally
linked with the Druids. Both show alignments to the position and
movement of the moon. Druid in Old Irish means “he who knows.”
Another example is Sarmizegetusa, a prehistoric monument in Rumania.
Still, another site is the circle of post holes at Cahoka, Illinois.
Found outside St. Lewis, it
is one of American’s oldest known Indian astronomical observatories.
documented site is Mystery Hill near North Salem, New Hampshire. The
solar alignment of
the Mystery Hill site can be dated from 1500 B.C. Both sites are
aligned to the summer and
The most famous of the megalithic sites is Stonehenge. It is
definitely a seasonal astronomical observatory for the moon and sun
positions. The following illustrates the axis of these positions in
relation to the marker stones of Stonehenge.
LINE DRAWINGS OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS
The serpent earth mound in Adams County, Ohio is considered the most
famous of the ancient American Indian earthworks of North America.
Archaeologist have conjectured that the motif of the serpent
swallowing the egg depicts an astronomical event of religious
It looks a lot like a sperm cell connecting with an egg cell at
conception, so the motif may
have something to do with a fertility ritual. Though, it is hard to
believe the early American Indian could view the microscopic
structure of cells at fertility.
In the book Archaeastronomy in pre-Columbia America, it is suggested
the effigy mound-sand other earth works were designed on the pattern
of the stars and constellations. A traditional
image of a lunar eclipse in Asia is the moon being swallowed by a
serpent, and this may be part of the meaning of the Ohio mound. The
seven loops of its body and the tightly winding tail is seen as a
representation of the seven stars in Ursa Minor and their annual
the pole star.
A more esoteric interpretation of the loops would be the seven
levels of the universe or seven heavens as spoken of by many
religions around the world, with the mark of Aries at the top of the
seventh heaven. The symbol illustrates the principles of the chakras
and the sephorit from
Hindu and Jewish mysticism. The Aries symbol is clearly seen within
the serpent head motif.
It represents Asmodeus, the guardian of the treasure of Zion or
Solomon, as presented in Jewish history and folklore. There are even
theories speculating that the serpent earth mound in Ohio was built
by the fabled Lost Tribes of Israel.
THE LINES OF EGYPT
As far back as ancient Egypt, we can find the layout of large shapes
that can only be
distinguished from the air. The temple of Isis-Osiris, as presented
in the book Living Architecture by J. L. DeCenival, has the shape and
dimensions associated with a man. This illustrates that an
architectural structure may be designed to represent an alternate
than a traditional building.
Gaza Pyramid Complex yields an interesting triangulation. Lines
of sights for finding the winter solstice and maximum southern
position of the 18.61 year cycle of the moon can be
triangulated around the three pyramids. Soviet space scientist
Alexander Abramov found that
the three large pyramids on the Giza plateau are arranged to an
configuration called the abaka.