Monday, January 26, 2015

The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America Begins!

OK, are you ready?!

At Google Earth did you find the large "Native American" viz. "Indian" mound not far from Judaculla Rock and virtually directly South of the Great Serpent Mound of Ohio? We will turn to these mounds and others shortly.

We are about to begin a marvelous journey into a study and understanding of the mounds, petroglyphs and painted art of Native America, showing that Native Americans viz. American Indians (or their ancestors) did not place these by chance throughout the landscape, but rather according to a reconstructable astronomical system of geographic orientation, "as above, so below", as precedentially described for the Pawnee Indians of Nebraska, and cited at our Megaliths.net website on megalithic cultures, where we write:
"As observed by Alice Cunningham Fletcher (Alice C. Fletcher) in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist, there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska, geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens. FLETCHER, A. C. (1902), STAR CULT AMONG THE PAWNEE —A PRELIMINARY REPORT. American Anthropologist, 4: 730–736. doi: 10.1525/aa.1902.4.4.02a00050."
We honor in memory A.C. Fletcher. THANK YOU! She wrote that more than 100 years ago and no one, except for the present writer, has paid any attention.

You will now see in subsequent postings that this practice was not restricted to the Pawnee, but characterized the entire culture of Native America.

To make this fun for all, we will not reveal the entire solution at once, but will travel through the great land of North America (mostly the present USA, but also including Canada and Mexico), individual location by individual location, and show how many of the mounds, petroglpyhs and painted rocks of Native America "were located ... according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens".

Have your "Google Earth" or comparable geo-program at the ready!

Let us now head to West Virginia.
The Cygnian Swan of Moundsville is our first in presentation of many,
because the correspondence at Moundsville between the mounds, appurtenant earthworks and the stars is so simple and so obvious, even to a lay person ...

We are off to the mounds!

THIS POSTING is Posting Number 1 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

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Sky Earth Native America 1:
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2:
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    ,
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.

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    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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