A few months ago I had never heard the words “Gobekli Tepe” ( which means, in Turkish, “hill with a big belly”) or “Yugas” (which means in Sanscrit “cycles of time measured in thousands of years.”) And now my life seems to be centered around how this big-bellied hill fits into the cycles of the Yugas. I will explain.
In southeastern Turkey a sophisticated megalithic site has been unearthed recently that has been carbon dated to around 9000 years before the great pyramids! On massive, sculpted stone columns are artworks in relief of animals, plants, people, still in perfect condition, created somehow by skilled craftspeople before what we consider to be the dawn of civilization. In our current understanding of history, those humans around at the end of the ice age were hunter-gatherers at best, perhaps chipping flint to make stone tools, perhaps surviving long winters in dark caves. But here is evidence of high technology and fine art, a society organized enough to have built a huge complex of megalithic circles considerably more sophisticated than Stonehenge and the alignments in Brittany that are dated about 6000 years later. What’s going on here?
Who were these people in what we now call “Turkey” and, by inference, if they were there, then, who are we, now? And if they knew, then, how to do what they did, what does that mean about the absolute validity of what we know now?
This is the first of what I hope will be an ongoing blog about the very ancient sites emerging here and there in the world and being dated back to time out of mind, and the cycles of Time that go way back into a past we had no idea was there, and move us inexorably into possible futures perhaps undreamed of until now. The good news is that we seem to be just where we need to be, on the cusp of positive changes written into the very structure of the universe. The future, to me, looks to be very, very interesting.
More to come!
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