We began in chapter 1 with four questions: Who? When? Why? and How? Now let's create a scenario where all the parts we've mentioned will fit.
What the Nazca lines and shapes suggest to a modern mind is TRAFFIC with a purpose behind it. What would be the point in thousands of indigenous humans going along with bits of string marking out straight lines over difficult terrain when the lines don't go anywhere, and with many lines crossing one another. There would be no point in creating huge rectangular or triangular areas cleared of rocks, stones and pebbles, no point in designing stylistic creature and geometric shapes on flat ground when the results can only be seen from the air 800-1000 feet up, where the local humans could never go to see the results of their work. There is no purpose in it. It appears useless to continue pursuing theories that relate to primitive activities on the ground when the designs cannot even be seen in their entirety on the ground. However incredible or ridiculous it may seem, we have to follow logical reasoning and assume that the markings have something to do with the air. If we had not become airborne ourselves we would not have discovered them,
We conclude the lines indicate traffic, moving at speed. The designs were meant to be seen from above which implies collection points for arrival and departure traffic. There is fragmentary evidence elsewhere to suggest that the living entities who created and used the Nazca site communicated among themselves by direct thought transfer. These beings, who, following Homer I have called the Immortals, may have taken some of the half-Immortals with them who probably needed language to communicate. Any humans the Immortals liked, such as Elijah, and took with them (2 Kings 2.11), would have required language or symbols to communicate. Symbols would be useful for collecting together living entities who might not all have had the same language, but as intelligent beings recognized symbols. Such symbols are used frequently for public information today in our multi-cultural and multi-lingual societies.
If it's traffic, and fairly heavy traffic at that, the question shifts to where from, and where to. The many thousands of water and food containers would have been needed at the assembly points while travellers from local or regional craft from around the world were waiting for transportation to larger craft for transport away from earth. And even today, at the assembly points is precisely where we find the vast majority of these containers, thrown away when no longer needed. It would be interesting by experiment to find out from what minimum height the pottery had been dropped to break into pieces.
There are spots near the end of some geometric designs. Here's one near the end of the great rectangle that is close to the giant condor design:
It appears there may be a pile of stones at this spot. If so, I suggest that represents an addition by local indigenous people at a later date. I think suitable samples from these several spots should be analyzed chemically, the areas tested for any magnetic variation, evidence of petroleum products, nuclear power, and any other tests that can be thought of. There should be something in this material under the stones below the ground surface that's different from the distant undisturbed surroundings.
As we found in The Immortals episode, ancient bronze age writers in the Near East, mostly writing somewhere between 2000 and 1000 BC, whether Egyptian, Mesopotamian, or Canaanite, and the later ancient Greeks and Romans, tell us a consistent story. They tell us that there were real live ancient gods and goddesses here on earth, the Immortals, who made a type of human being capable of working for them in building a civilization. These Immortals, the ancient writers tell us, had not always been present here on earth. They taught the mortals whom they had civilized the expertise of engineering, and building construction. They domesticated animals and cereals, they taught mankind the use of alphabets, writing, reading, mathematics. They set up kingships and priesthoods, laws, hygiene, cities, and so on. Then, we're told, the Immortals found some of the mortals fair to look on and mated with them, producing offspring of great ability, but who were always mortal. From the ancient records we can trace a number of generations of these Immortals, and some of the last group we hear about: Dionysus, Horus, Gilgamesh, were all only part-Immortals, and so died. The earliest writers didn't really consider the Immortals to be truly immortal, they just lived much longer, but did die eventually.
Now we have to see if this will tie in with our modern archaeological discoveries. What we find archaeologically is that the Chinese civilization is later than the near Eastern, and that the Japanese is later than that. Just to give one example, Shinto, the Japanese religion, means Way of the Gods or God doctrine. Japanese tradition has it that the first king of Japan was set up by the Immortals in 660 BC, being the grandson of an Immortal. This is very late in comparison with the Near Eastern civilization, which began about 4-5000 BC. There's even a reference in the Bible to the end of the presence of the Immortals:
And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; (there was) no open vision.
(1 Samuel 3.1: King James Version).
That may have been roughly about 1000 BC. It's very different from an earlier statement in Exodus 33.20:
And the Lord said
You cannot see my face, because no man may see me and live...
This was discussed more fully in my The Immortals episode.
So it seems the Immortals had left the Near East probably before about 1000 BC and they did so due to overcrowding because their own numbers had proliferated into many thousands and so had the mortal human population serving them. Some Immortals apparently moved to the Far East, and others to the Americas. In South America we have the same type of civilization with vast irrigation schemes (one was 100 km long), stepped pyramids, similar to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia, the same lavish use of gold and silver, and the rise of the Andean civilization. In North America the Etowah Mound group near Cartersville, southern Georgia, has a similar ziggurat outline on the ground, as seen from the air. Consider this:
The following is condensed from Du Pratz's interesting account of the origins of the Natchez nation and the establishment of its social order as told to him by one of the guardians of the temple: a great many years ago there appeared among us a man and his wife who had descended from the sun. It is not that we thought he was the son of the sun, or that the sun had a wife by whom he had children, but that they appeared so bright that it was believed they came from the sun. This man told us that we did not govern ourselves well; that we did not have a master; that each one of us believed he had sufficient intelligence to govern others while he could not govern himself; that he had descended in order to teach us how to live better. He told us to go to a better country which he would show us; that we must recognize no other sovereign but himself and those who should descend from him and his wife... in order not to forget the good words he had brought us, a temple should be built, into which only princes and princesses (male and female Suns) should have the right to enter to speak to the Spirit; that in the temple should be preserved eternally a fire...
Etowah Papers, W. K. Moorehead, (archaeologist).
What has this to do with Nazca? Well, the Near Eastern civilization expanded rapidly and before long the Immortals began indirectly fighting one another because their offspring from different cities were fighting wars of conquest. This is the basis for Homer's Iliad, the siege of Troy city. And we find that Ovid, for example, a Roman poet, tells us that the Immortals became sickened with the bloodshed and Astrea was the last to leave the blood-stained earth. As Ovid was writing about 1 AD, there was already a tradition in his day, so the archaeological evidence we have for probable dating of the last Nazca site activity to, say, between about 100 BC and 1 AD, fits quite well.
Eventually there were so many Immortals that the situation got out of hand, with warfare and bloodshed in China, Western Europe, Japan and the Americas, as well as the Near East. If they went away, left the earth, that explains the Nazca phenomenon, and why there are certainly none of them here now. It all falls into place. The Nazca site looks like an abrupt departure with its heavy traffic patterns, many of the platforms and lines ending at or near cliff edges; the lines going straight up hill sides, which imply craft with airborne capability taking off with heavy loads; the many thousands of drinking and eating containers thrown on the hard ground and mostly broken. The patterns and creature designs next to the platforms were possibly assembly locations designed to keep various groups from different areas of the planet stay together for the journey ahead. It also explains why this particular location was selected for collection and departure. The site is remote from humans, clear of vegetation, and with a reasonably level surface which is easily marked, Now we can see why the detail of the site is only really visible from the air. It was used for a practical purpose by intelligent beings who had no problem in travelling anywhere on earth at speed, and away into space, from where they first came.
So now we have a coherent explanation for three of our four questions. WHO?: the Immortals. WHEN?: probably before 1 AD. WHY?: because this is the site from which they left the earth. This explanation fits all the known facts. The problem with it is that we find it hard to believe. That's why it should be researched more thoroughly rather than set aside as fanciful. I submit this line of inquiry shows us that in our Western Civilization our understanding of the rise of our religions, of governments, our social customs, may be substantially in error and we should re-think who we are, what are our capabilities, and where we came from.
As to our fourth question, HOW?, all we can say at present is: using some type of craft referred to by certain ancient writers but not really understood by them. Entities with the capability we are describing could have sketched out the designs in a very short time using equipment. This is confirmed by the fact that the designs were created using a single continuous line, The capability of these living entities was such that they arrived at this planet, proliferated here, and in great numbers finally left. Because their equipment and know-how was so advanced, we have no broken-down machines left on earth to support this interpretation of the past. But we have the physical evidence they left on our landscape, and we have the testimony of ancient peoples around the world that this is what happened. The Nazca indigenous people call the site in their own language Pathways to the Gods.
Can we find out more about the Immortals and how they travelled around the earth? There are a few clues, and we'll discuss them in the next episode in The Immortals Series, The Obelisk.
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