by: of the Renegade Tribune
In his book “The Arctic Home in the Vedas”, the Hindu scholar Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak writes:
If we trace the history of any nation backwards into the past, we come at last to a period of myths and traditions which eventually fade away into impenetrable darkness.
The myths and traditions of humankind illuminate some of the dimmest chapters in antiquity. As the author Graham Hancock has often asserted, we are a species with amnesia. Our myths are the only record of a forgotten chapter in our history. They antedate our written records by tens of thousands of years, as they have been passed down by oral traditions hundreds of generations before they were written down by our ancestors. In short, we are preceded by what can only be called forgotten ancestors, a bloodline that has long passed from racial memory. Graham Hancock speaks from a chiefly multicultural standpoint. His writings do reveal an unintended pathway to understanding our ancient white Aryan origins. Hancock’s assertion that present-day humanity was preceded by a lost global civilization, now extinct since the end of the last ice age, is of great importance to white humanity. It is clear that the ancient white Aryan race had been watching the stars and tracing the movements of the heavens for many tens of thousands of years. Could there have been a great white civilization now lost to the ravages of time? In ancient times a wealth of human knowledge once existed that now is forever lost. Much of this ancient knowledge was contained in the ancient libraries of Egypt and elsewhere. Through ignorance, these sources were forever erased from the memory of mankind with only a few tantalizing fragments remaining to indicate the magnitude of that lost information. The Great Library of Alexandria was just such a repository and there were many more sources, some in ancient China, among the writings of the Maya and Aztec, that could have provided us the true history of white humanity. Even with the apparent presence and success of what we see as non-white cultures in Ancient America, Asia and the Near East, there are myths telling us that these cultures have their origin in ancient white civilization. Today, we are witnessing a major paradigm shift. As the great National Socialist ideologist Alfred Rosenberg pointed out in his book The Myth of the Twentieth Century, with the emergence of new discoveries, we are forced to literally rewrite the history books. Rosenberg writes:
The old images of the human past have faded, the outlines of leading personalities are distorted, their inner driving forces falsely interpreted, their whole nature for the most part totally misjudged. A youthful life force—which also knows itself to be age old—is impelled toward form; an ideology, a Weltanschauung, has been born and, strong of will, begins to contend with old forms, ancient sacred practices, and outward standards.”
In the early 1990s, the late German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt uncovered the ancient site of Gobekli Tepe, and an advanced series of temple-like structures and T-shaped pillars dating back to profound antiquity. The site dates back to 9600 B.C., corresponding to the date established by the Greek philosopher Plato for the destruction of Atlantis, over 12,000 years ago, a time Europeans were supposedly huddled together in caves with no advanced culture whatsoever. Also, in the 1990s scholar John Anthony West and Boston University geologist Robert M. Schoch confirmed that the Great Sphinx dates back at least to 5,000 B.C., but could be far older, perhaps as ancient as Gobekli Tepe itself. We are living in an unprecedented age. The white race specifically is facing near extinction, and our history and prehistory is even more important to our people, as a people without a past is a people without a future. Therefore, we see expanding before us, a previously inconceivable past, one of immense age and greater significance.
In ancient Egypt, this primordial epoch of human history, the age when the gods walked along side men was known as Zep Tepi, or “The First Time”, an era dating back to 10,450 B.C. This date was proposed by Robert Bauval in his book The Orion Mystery. It was based on calculations he made regarding the stone monuments and pyramids at the Giza plateau. Robert Bauval never made the connection between this “First Time” and the awesome legacy of prehistoric whites. In fact, he is supported in his books Black Genesis and Imhotep the African that Egyptian and world civilization owe its existence to ancient black African civilizations not ancient whites. The reality of this is non-existent. There are no significant sub-saharran civilizations, and the spark of genius he speaks totally beyond the capability of primitive Africans. We know from recent archaeological discoveries and genetic testing that ancient Egypt, for instance, was spurred on by Old European and Nordic peoples, and that desert-dwelling Nordic populations constituted the whole of the Egyptian ruling class which included priest-nobility like Imhotep. As will see later, there is no evidence for black cultures founding Egyptian or any ancient civilization of either the Old or New World.
Surprisingly, this date roughly corresponds to both the date proposed by the Greek philosopher Plato for the sinking of Atlantis, the building of the oldest stone structures of Gobekli Tepe, the most ancient stone buildings presently known and the ending of the Younger Dryas, the last Ice Age. Hancock suggested a link between all of these events and proposed that this connection could unlock the secrets of a now extinct global civilization that predated the end of the last Ice Age. Hancock fancies a universal or multicultural interpretation of this forgotten time, but those investigating this past era must look at what it represents not for humanity as a whole, but specifically the roots of ancient white civilization. The legends of nearly every non-white culture on the face of the planet, has stories of being visited by Caucasian-like beings from beyond the stars, with pale skin, blonde or red hair and light colored eyes. These visitors gave them the rudiments of civilizations and enabled them to build their advanced cultures. None of these legends of sky people suggest that their culture was sparked by grey aliens but only by ancient Caucasian peoples of great intelligence and sophistication. This author maintains that these were not extraterrestrials but advanced proto-European peoples who in a distant age, had the ability to traverse the globe and carry with them the basis of their civilization with its advanced technology including knowledge of astronomy, architecture, medicine, and the roots of Indo-European religion and culture that they passed down to those that were civilized. This author also maintains that the commonality seen among the world’s faiths, as well as their cultural and linguistic traditions, originate in these forgotten Indo-European ancestors, beliefs and symbols that were transferred to non-Indo-European cultures but survive to this day. Indeed Laird Scranton, expert on ancient symbols writes:
Ancient cosmology, on the other hand, along with other modern scientific disciplines like astronomy and mathematics, was for many thousands of years, the traditions domain of priests, so at the beginning of human civilization, it was effectively indistinguishable from religion. . . However, when we study the actual creation traditions of distant cultures, uniqueness of view is not what we typically find. Rather, what we see instead is an almosty predictive commonality of theme, symbol, and storyline, expressed in distinctly similar terms and organized according to a set of familiar stages of creation.”
For instance, we see definite similarities between the Norse creation myth and that of the ancient Chinese myth of beginnings. Both explained that the world was created from the body of a primordial giant. Both we created through the giants death and the cosmos creation formed from the physical body of the giant.
Indeed, ancient American tribes speak of a lost race of red-haired giants that once ruled over the Americas, and existed in the New World long before the arrival of Amerindian tribes. This author thinks its likely that these giants were a much taller offshoot of our proto-Aryan ancestors who came to the New World close to 20,000 years ago and evolved separately, increasing in height as a separate, perhaps more advanced bloodline. Even the Nordic tribes of Europe would be significantly taller and more technologically advanced than some of the shorter, more primitive peoples of the world, and may have earned the reputation as true giants in comparison. In my book Lost Race of the Giants, I compared the historical and mythological basis of ancient giants, but I did not intend to prove their actual existence. It is clear now, that the true gods and giants of ancient times, are based on accounts of ancient white civilizations and peoples and their giving to the earth the rudiments of advanced material culture, as well as the spiritual basis of religion and mythology. By understanding our ancient white Aryan race, we are opening the doors to our own heritage and self-knowledge. We cannot, as a race, survive without maintaining an established level of self-identity and knowing what we stand to loose if we give up the struggle for survival.
It has long been assumed that civilization began no earlier than around 3500 BCE along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in what is now present-day Iraq. It was here, and only here, so the official story goes, that the world witnessed the first stirrings of urbanism, an invention that could be called the granite foundation of civilization. The area’s inhabitants also developed a complex social infrastructure and a written language. Through diffusion this primal civilization spread throughout Eurasia, only to be surpassed thousands of years later by the cultures it had nurtured. For most of archaeology’s brief history, this has been the prevailing model of human social development. In March of the Titans, Arthur Kemp describes the first inhabitants of ancient Sumer as Old Europeans, or Mediterranean peoples and Proto-Nordics. Around 3600 B.C., the simple farming communities that had built innovative canal systems and formed the rudiments of writing, were invaded and replaced by the Sumerians, a Nordic people from north of the Black Sea, probably the same culture that built Gobekli Tepe and probably proto-Aryan. But within another millennia around 2500 B.C., Indo-European speaking Nordics, Aryans, swarmed into Mesopotamia and were the forerunners of the Babylonian civilization. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler referred to Vienna, Austria-Hungary as a Babylon of Races. This was obviously a reference to the fact that once the Aryans had established a splendid culture of white Aryans based on leadership, science, architecture, writing and literature, established and innovative laws and advanced medicine and record keeping, the Semitic scribes, the beginning of the Jewish cult, who had even then infiltrated the Babylonian economic and political infrastructure and educational system, had begun encouraging multiculturalism on a grand scale and that led to a multiracial society in which the Aryans who held sway there for centuries diminished until what was left was an alien and bastardized breed.
But this history, preserved in cuneiform tablets and other forms, is but a mere smattering of the heritage that came before. The history of the white Aryan race stretched far back into an inconceivable period of prehistory, known to Bible scholars as Pre-Adamic times, the time before Adam, the first true white Aryan man. In the Bible the name Ada-m means “rosey cheecked”. In the Book of Genesis this word is used early on in the original Hebrew and signifies ancient whites or proto-Aryans. DeAda-m however is specific, and refers to Adam, the one God entrusted to rule over the world following the displacement of Satan. We see in Arabian mythology the djinn, this race of beings refused to bow down to the Adamu, the new kings of the earth, and thus were eradicated by the lords of the sky. The Jewish-Zionist writer Zecharia Sitchin has poisoned the notion of ancient aliens by stating that extraterrestrials, whom he falsely identifies as the Annunaki, as creating the Adamu as a race of slaves. No, mythology is consistant, at least in the Biblical tradition which he claims to be an expert on, that the Elohim created the Adam as ruler over all other creatures and as an equal to the Elohim on Earth. These other creatures, or beasts as it was falsely translated into English, are other races.
By the turn of the twenty-first century hundreds of books and articles supporting the notion of a once noble race raising humankind through its infancy and into evolutionary adulthood had been published. Among them is an account of the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt, an edifice of the ancient world that knows no equal. Built by the Ptolemaic dynasty in the third century BCE, it remained a major center of investigation and learning for six centuries, until a Christian mob burned it to the ground in the third century CE. Hidden within its burned-out ruins were fragments of an old card catalog. One of the charred papyrus scrolls made mention of a book written by the Babylonian priest Berossus. The title of this lost book was The True History of Mankind over the Last 100,000 Years. The discovery of this ancient manuscript, or at least the record of it, hinted at a fascinating possibility (Childress 1995, 1–6). Berossus estimated the time between the creation of the world and the great flood at 432,000 years, over two hundred times longer than the Old Testament account. Frustratingly enough, we will never know all the secrets contained in Berossus’s lost history (Sagan 1980, 20). However, the very existence of such an ancient document compels modern scholars to reexamine the true origins and age of humanity. Ultimately, Berossus’ rediscovered history implies that human civilization could be far older than previously believed. This idea of immense human antiquity is consistent with some of the traditional or mythological accounts of a past human civilization. Such narratives are abundant in the various Sanskrit texts of India. These texts describe a lost culture known as the Rama Empire, featuring the Seven Rishi Cities, a system of ancient metropolises to which Harappa, a city associated with the Indus Valley Civilization, belonged. Many myths and legends describe a time when Earth was ruled by the gods, not only the Hindu Rama, but the Egyptian Osiris and the Greek Poseidon. In Egypt, the legends say, the gods eventually delegated their duties to another race, known as the “Companions of Horus.” It was said that the later rulers and pharaohs of Egypt drew their strength from this race of benefactors. Similarly, the Australian and Native American peoples had visions of a glorious past under the stewardship of powerful beings. Yet these are but a few of hundreds of traditional accounts from cultures all across the globe that speak of a lost civilization that existed eleven thousand to thirteen thousand years ago, which was destroyed in a flood or some other major cataclysm. Perhaps foremost among these are accounts of the lost civilization of Atlantis. Numerous theories are dedicated to Atlantis. The author and explorer David Hatcher Childress correctly observes that more books have been written about Atlantis than any other subject (Clotworthy 2011). This Atlantean theme resonates with a larger audience today than ever before. It seems to strike some primal chord deep within our psyche. We know that we came from somewhere else. The popularity of Atlantis is largely due to the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato. In two of his famous dialogues, the Timaeus and the Critias, he describes its culture and geography, its military exploits, and its relations with foreign powers. Finally, he concludes his account with the destruction of Atlantis in 9600 BCE. There were those, even in ancient times, who questioned the validity of Plato’s claims. His gifted pupil Aristotle doubted his teacher’s sincerity regarding the account. He wrote that he had never heard any mention of Atlantis prior to its appearance in Plato’s dialogues. Aristotle was highly regarded; the Roman natural philosopher Pliny referred to him as “a man of supreme eminence in every branch of science” (King 2005, 108). His status among ancient scholars makes him a valuable witness. After the time of Plato, however, one finds many ancient accounts describing either Atlantis or an Atlantis-like civilization, including works by Plutarch, Diodorus of Sicily, Theopompus, and even the first century Romanized Jewish historian Josephus. Furthermore, a notation on maps of Antillia that were originally sketched by the fifteenth-century cartographer Andrea Biancaa show what appears to be a continent in the Atlantic more than a decade before Columbus was even born (Jueneman 1987).
Had Atlantis been solely the brainchild of Plato, where then do all these other stories come from? Some may be attributable to a phenomenon first popularized in the early twentieth century—that of the Jungian archetypes, the idea of certain symbols or myths common to all cultures, that are part of a universal subconscious. This could provide a logical explanation and exclude a literal interpretation of the various stories about Atlantis. However, the mythological evidence for Atlantis is overwhelming, and most mythology bears a kernel of truth. Even if Atlantis is never found, 2,500 years of speculation and theory have provided a rich mythological backdrop for future discoveries. Recent research indicates the presence around the globe of longforgotten cultures and unusual genetic populations. These discoveries may help us understand the human race in an entirely different light. In recent years, for instance, Central Asia has established its importance as a site of early humanity. Many of the previously recognized advances, such as the wheel and horseback riding, which were originally attributed to the Hittites and other Near Eastern and Mediterranean cultures, have taken a back seat on the technoevolutionary time line. Now it seems possible that ancient nomads who once thrived in what is now known as the Russian Stans together formed the wellspring of civilization. Exploration of the Indian subcontinent has raised the possibility of sunken cities and flooded land bridges. From this research a new chronology for the emergence of human life and civilization may unfold, as well as new mechanisms for understanding how and why societies and species change over time. Great mother cities, such as those found near Caral in Peru, and anomalous finds in North America hint at very ancient settlements in the New World, some 58,000 to 48,000 BCE. We also now know that Stone Age peoples, once thought to be uncivilized brutes, apparently had a working knowledge of astronomy.
Many of these cultures do speak of sky people, or sky beings, but none depict little gray aliens. They have legends describing the sky people as blond, Caucasian-like beings who gave them the rudiments of civilization. Without the sky people, so the stories go, there would have been no such wonders such as Caral to baffle archaeologists today. Who were they? White European travelers, or did White Aryans, so biologically distinct from Africans and other peoples, come from beyond the stars, and do our creators or gods have a vested interest in the future of our people, and are they slowly, behind the scenes, tipping things against the foolish Zionist earthlings, ultimately in our favor?
In Technologies of the Gods, a video produced by Atlantis Rising, David Hatcher Childress points out that mainstream science has a very linear interpretation of human development, viewing evolution as a straight and narrow path from our most primitive apelike ancestors to modern humans. According to this view, technology advanced far enough to warrant the birth of civilization in only the past six thousand years, and we are now at our most advanced and perfected state. But Childress and others maintain that history is a roller coaster. It is a series of peaks and valleys punctuated by periods of immense growth and technological development, as well as dark ages of very low technology and relative barbarism. That each culture remains unaware that another civilization preceded it is due to a phenomenon Graham Hancock calls “racial amnesia.” The conclusion is that twenty-nine thousand years ago, technology, rather than being highly primitive, was actually more advanced than it is today. In 1993, Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson published a 914-page alternative science book entitled Forbidden Archaeology. It was the first of three books attempting to explain human prehistory from a Hindu creationist perspective. The novelty of this viewpoint is readily apparent. Until Forbidden Archaeology, the battlefield was divided between mainstream science and Christian fundamentalists. This book offered a third alternative: not just apologetics and logic arguments, but genuine physical evidence that university academics could not deny. Initially, Cremo says, he and his coauthor thought it would take just a few months of research and the book would be finished. They didn’t anticipate that this minor project would grow into an endeavor that would take well over four years to complete. They discovered an entirely different story than what is contained in the works of many mainstream scientists and anthropologists and they provided a wealth of evidence in favor of a greater antiquity for the human race. Among the well-documented examples are fully modern human skeletons dating back some 320–280 million years (Cremo and Thompson 1993, 267–79). Since the publication of Forbidden Archaeology, even more staggering discoveries have come to light. These include the remains of a metal vase dating back 600 million years, which was discovered in the Tyrolian Alps, and a metallic grooved sphere recovered from Ottosdal, South Africa, with an age of 2,800 million years, dating to the Precambrian Era (Gallegos 2009, 9). Forbidden Archaeology claims, contrary to the teachings of modern education, that humankind did not evolve from more primitive apelike forms, but rather coexisted with them. Cremo’s true ethnic heritage, that of our one true enemy, the Jew, is obvious when one reads it however. Cremo glosses over the fact that the Sanskrit writings of India are Aryan documents and that the “human race” he refers to is none other than White Humanity. The book is rather ambiguous when referring to how humans became the intelligent and creative creatures they are today. But what is certain is that there is an alternative that neither Darwin nor the Christian Bible considered. The much awaited sequel to Forbidden Archaeology, a book entitled Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory, proposes that each life form, including every human, begins as a high spiritual force, and rather than evolving into increasingly advanced physical forms, the individual devolves into flesh and base matter. Thus, instead of evolving upward from the ape, we have devolved into our current physical state through a process of downward progression. At the core, we are still those same illuminated beings who once radiated throughout the cosmos. We still have the same potential to work for good rather than evil. This is a very metaphysical interpretation for humankind, and at the same time a very traditional Hindu outlook. Carl Sagan was without question one of the world’s greatest doubters. To him, science provided the answers and meanings of existence, which conventional religion simply could not supply. But the Hindu religion caught his eye because of its compatibility with what mainstream science had proclaimed concerning the creation, age, and eventual end times of the universe. “The Hindu religion,” Sagan writes, “is the only one of the world’s great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths. It is the only religion in which time scales correspond to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long, longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half the time since the Big Bang. And there are much longer time scales still” (Sagan 1980, 258). Sagan goes on to explain:
There is the deep and appealing notion that the universe is but the dream of the god who, after a hundred Brahma years, dissolves himself into a dreamless sleep. The universe dissolves with him—until, after another Brahma century, he stirs, recomposes himself and begins again to dream the great cosmic dream. Meanwhile, elsewhere, there are an infinite number of other universes, each with its own god dreaming the cosmic dream. These great ideas are tempered by another, perhaps still greater. It is said that men may not be the dreams of the gods, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men. (Sagan 1980, 258)
(I might which to stress, that despite this impressive quote, Carl Sagan was a Jew and a believer in Jewish Bolshevism since a child, as his parents were members off the Communist Party. In his writings, Carl Sagan has put forth more untruths and multicultural, “we are one and all bleed red” nonsense than any academic Jew before the advent of Tim Wise.)
The Hindu faith provides an ideal starting point in our search to better understand the ancient past and decode its mystical secrets. Unlike the simplistic Judeo-Christian and Muslim cosmologies, Hinduism allows no room for a simple morality play or the exaltation of a single solar deity. Rather, it offers a direct connection to the infinite and the eternal. It provides wisdom in ways no Catholic priest or Jewish rabbi ever could, unlocking the forbidden truth of the new cosmology. Early in this century, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, and John Anthony West developed a series of fascinating new chronologies in which they theorized that a sophisticated maritime civilization thrived on the coastal regions of the world during the last ice age. According to Tony Smith, an underground author and publisher of an alternative website, “This so-called Ice Age civilization may have been more advanced, especially in social structure and relations with higher intellectual/spiritual levels, than any later civilization including our present” (Smith 2000). Graham Hancock—truly a fascinating individual whose theories deserve full explanation—believes that the ancient story of Atlantis and other sunken civilizations is a last vestige of a primordial memory of a now extinct supercivilization that reached the height of its glory approximately 10,000 BCE. For him, the lost civilization was not confined to a single part of the Atlantic, nor merely the Egyptian and Greek worlds. It applied to a global network of cultures and civilizations that was wiped out by a final cataclysm at the end of the last ice age. During the ice age, a massive drop in sea level occurred, as the polar regions as well as much of the northern seas became locked up in massive glaciers. This exposed enormous tracts of land, which were later submerged when the ice melted and sea levels rose. One of the most famous of these sunken landmasses is Beringia, the land bridge between Asia and North America that, supposedly, was the path taken by the first Paleo-Indians. To buttress his argument about the existence of these ancient civilizations, Hancock introduces a variety of well-reasoned theories and out-of-place artifacts that he believes offer compelling evidence to support his position. The first and foremost among these items is the Piri Reis map. In 1929, during works aimed at transforming the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul into a historical museum, a fragment of a sixteenthcentury map was discovered. It had been drawn by a Turkish sailor named Hadji Muhiddin Piri Ibn Hadji. Fanatically loyal and battlehardened, he was given the title of reis, or admiral, for his dedication and service to the Ottoman Empire (but even this distinction could not spare him the shame of execution for treason at the age of ninety) (Levy 2007, 114–17).
Piri’s notes explain that his map was based on a number of preexisting maps (including those belonging to previous voyages), a variety of Ptolemaic maps, and some Portuguese charts outlining what were then some of the most recent discoveries in the New World. The Piri Reis map features what appears to be an imaginary southern continent, which it identifies as Terra Australis Incognito, though some experts have maintained that it is merely the coast of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, oriented to run west-east rather than north-south (Levy 2007, 114–15). Hancock and American academic Charles Hapgood strongly disagree with those opinions. They believe that the map actually depicts part of the Antarctic coastline as it looks beneath the massive ice sheet that today completely envelops its surface. Hapgood maintains that in recent geologic time, Antarctica was situated in a temperate or tropical zone, and then crustal displacement shifted it into its current position—an idea that Albert Einstein openly supported and considered quite logical and scientific. According to Hapgood’s theory, presented in his books The Earth’s Shifting Crust (1958) and Path of the Pole (1970), Earth’s thin crust occasionally shifts or slips on the molten mantle beneath it. While there were many earlier prototypes of the theory of Earth crust displacement (ECD), Hapgood remains the pioneering theorist. Strangely enough, the Piri Reis map perfectly matches twentieth century maps showing the subglacial appearance of the Antarctic. How is it possible that a sixteenth-century cartographer was able to obtain such detailed information about a continent that wasn’t even discovered until the nineteenth century, and even more, to depict features of the coastline that were only revealed by advanced mapping technology of the twentieth century (Levy 2007, 115)? To Hancock and others, this seems to be fairly convincing evidence in support of Hapgood’s theories, with the implication being that the Piri Reis map was based on earlier maps from a time when the southern continent was free of ice.
But that was several million years ago. Or was it? Crustal displacement could have caused the continents to shift their position abruptly, condemning the lost civilization of Hancock’s vision to extinction in 9600 BCE. Quite possibly this map is also a portent of future events as we approach December 21, 2012. (We might have some extra time, however, since a slight miscalculation in the Mayan calendar has been found that might suggest that the true date of the end of our current age and the birth of the new one is December 21, 2050.) In the final chapter of Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, Charles Hapgood writes:
The evidence presented by the ancient maps appears to suggest the existence in remote times, before the rise of any of the known cultures, of a true civilization, of a comparatively advanced sort, which either was localized in one area but had worldwide commerce, or was, in a real sense, a worldwide culture. This culture, at least in some respects, may well have been more advanced than the civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia, Greece, and Rome” (Hapgood 1979, 10).
It is the thesis of my book that a number of protocivilizations existed prior to 3200 BCE, perhaps between 10,000 and 4500 BCE. These early cultures then influenced and inspired emerging Stone Age societies. Those already at a Neolithic stage of evolution then adopted the ideas and basic technologies of the more advanced cultures. This may be how the first historical civilizations emerged. Hapgood touches upon this idea as well:
The idea of the simple linear development of society from the culture of the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) through the successive changes must be given up. . . . We shall assume that, some 20,000 or more years ago, while Paleolithic peoples held out in Europe, more advanced cultures existed elsewhere on the earth, and we have inherited a part of what they once possessed, passed down from people to people” (Hapgood 1979, 20).
It is likely that our primitive ancestors witnessed the eventual disintegration of these parent cultures. This may have been the event to which Plato and other writers of similar ancient accounts alluded. Such a group of civilizations could have met their demise at the end of the last ice age with a series of floods or as the result of a comet or asteroid impact. Today, little of these lost civilizations remain. In Hamlet’s Mill, Hertha von Dechend writes:
Gradually, we are told, step by step, men produced the arts and crafts, this and that, until they emerged into the light of history. Those soporific words ‘gradually’ and ‘step by step,’ repeated incessantly, are aimed at covering an ignorance which is both vast and surprising” (Magli, 3).
As stated earlier, this ignorance is what Graham Hancock calls racial amnesia, a complete loss of the sum total of our history, technology, conventions, and faith. This total collapse of human knowledge and society is comparable with the fall of classical civilization and Europe’s descent into the Dark Ages. As Carl Sagan notes:
It was as if the entire civilization had undergone some self-inflicted brain surgery, and most of its memories, discoveries, ideas and passions were extinguished irrevocably. The loss was incalculable” (Sagan 1980, 336).
The greatest loss was the awareness of the existence of lost civilizations. But our own knowledge of those far-off times is growing. Slowly but surely, through the work of intrepid archaeologists, we are gaining a clearer notion of what came before. I invite you to join me in exploring an ancient world of vast dimensions, both in time and space. You will find a generous sampling of varied theories and discoveries, from artifacts to mummies to traces of written language, from all parts of the world. They expand our understanding from one cradle of civilization to many—in Europe and the Americas, Central Asia and the Middle East, mid-Pacific as well as mid-Atlantic, China and India and even extraterrestrial—with previously unimaginable time lines. We will gain insights from the glimpses of history preserved in myth and learn more about the various theories regarding the global cataclysms, from deluge to impact, that may have caused the end of these civilizations, contributing to their status as “forgotten worlds.” The first thinkers of the modern age to be concerned with the rise and fall of lost civilizations and a greater antiquity for the human race were the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century mavericks who dared to challenge what, by then, was already a firmly entrenched world paradigm. Now it is up to us, their successors, to do the same. Part of this dutiful inheritance is to remain mindful of our racial heritage and survive as a people to meet the challenges of the present and future. To this end, let us secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.