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New Age Hope – Sacred Sites

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Hikes with tags , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2015 by Drogo

As I chew on some home-grown Native American tobacco I was given by my new friends, I reflect on the adventure I just had to a local ancient sacred site. I met with Cherokee and Lumbee Indians who showed me an un-excavated paleolithic stone site. To respect their privacy, I will not go into details of their names or how to get there; but it was a most exciting time! We spoke about how the Age of Aquarius is indeed transitioning out of the Age of Pisces (yes the ages go backwards), and things are changing. We talked about how languages do not have to be barriers, but are important tools for ‘coming to terms’ for sharing between cultures. We found out that we agree ‘agri-culture’ is for everyone (see article in Observer May 2015), and we want to preserve nature and farm land. We recognized the problems of ethnic-biased education, and the perpetual war machine of the MIC. Then they showed me the ancient stones in the gully below their beautiful house. The stones had significant orientation to each-other, according to solar orientation. There were clearly piles, circles, a spiral, and a serpentine line of stones. The rocks were of various composition, not the typical limestone of the area. It seems very possible that in the past (I will leave the dating to the archeologists) people used the stones for rituals involving the springs and the creek. Perhaps in this ‘New Age’ people of various cultural back-grounds will continue to come together for similar reasons. My indian friends have started a regional ‘Gathering’ for agri-culture, so yes the pattern shift has begun, and we are actively making it happen.

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SCOD Site Flora

Posted in Environmentalism with tags , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2015 by Drogo

The trees (20-70 years old) form woods that follow the rolling hills. Often the woods are sparse, but thorns and shrub bushes make dense thicket patches. Spiral trunks occur on one young tree per acre (apx.). Spiral trees seem to result from the influence of parasitic vines, like honey-suckle, but some trees out-live their vines. There are more young trees than old trees on the site. Although it is difficult to tell the age of a tree from the outside size, inside trunk rings are more accurate because growth rates vary.

Ideally trees provide shelter, food (fruits and nuts), and fuel for cooking and heating our fires. In turn humans should plant, care for, cultivate, and protect trees. Failure to look after each-other results in us cutting too many trees down, using poisons that hurt every-thing, and trees falling on houses and branches and sap falling on cars. Increased awareness of our trees is phenomenological respect for life. Respecting trees has a beneficial effect on our ecology. Sages know the wisdom of tree stewardship. Some trees have been alive for thousands of years. Fire-wood should be gathered mostly from dead-fall logs, branches, and twigs. Reducing dead-fall on forest floors can reduce wild fires.

Here is a list of local plant and tree types, most of which can be found on the SCOD Thesis property site. All the families listed here are at least currently regional, if not native. Obviously not all types of vegetation are listed here, but it is a reasonable list: maple trees, box-elder trees, sycamore trees, oak trees, ailanthus trees, mulberry trees, apple trees, evergreen trees, elm trees, willow trees, catalpa trees, princess trees, ginkgo trees, walnut trees, beech trees, sumac trees, mosses, mushrooms, shelf-fungi, lichen, herbs, vegetables (wild leafy-greens and planted crops), berries, roots, vines, grasses, shrubs, ferns, thorns, nettles.

Roswell and Area 51 UFO Secrets

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by Drogo

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) had been both imagined and seen by humans before the 1940’s (War of the Worlds book and radio). The Atomic Energy Commission was created in 1946 (from the Manhattan Project). In 1947 the US Military was searching for the Horten brothers, while Stalin and Truman were beginning the Cold War. The Hortens were Nazi scientists that had been working on a flying disc shaped aircraft. When the Hortens were found, they admitted that they had contact with Russia after WW2. The information about what happens next, remains classified (even now in 2011).

Roswell, New Mexico

In 1947 a UFO crashed in the farm fields of Roswell, New Mexico. 30 miles northwest of Roswell on the Foster Farm, foreman Mac Brazel found pieces of the UFO scattered on the ground. The Military may have been recovering the bulk of the UFO and bodies at the same time from the Barnett alien site, near Socorro.

After the remains were taken to the Roswell Base, they were transported to Edwards-Muroc Base, Fort Worth, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Perhaps the UFO was an alien craft. The Military first said it was a “flying disk”, then claimed it was just a weather balloon, then part of Operation Mogul (balloon rigged for spying).

Major Jesse Marcel was involved with the original debris recovery. In 1978 he expressed his belief that the military had covered up the recovery of an alien spacecraft.  In 1989 mortician Glenn Dennis claimed that alien autopsies were carried out at the Roswell Base.

Let’s say we don’t really believe the Government, and we don’t believe in aliens. If we reject both of those theories, then there are two other popular theories that seem to be more realistic and less naive. A middle path, which in many ways is less comforting than believing in aliens.

One middle theory is that it was a Russian flying disc, based on designs by Nazis working for Russia. The Hortens had developed the craft, and the pilots were products of the scientist Josef Mengele. Even our own Military had Nazi scientists working for us by that time, so that is possible.

The second middle theory is that it was our UFO. There is evidence that we were also conducting UFO experiments with technology and human genetics. If this is true, there may be good reason that old information remains “Top Secret”. What horrid secrets are we still keeping from ourselves?

The wreckage from the UFO remained at military bases for 4 years. The Atomic Energy Commission controlled Area 51 in 1951 when they had the remains of the craft (including the child-sized pilots) brought there to Nevada.

Top Secret Military Base Area 51 in the Nevada Training Range

Area 51 sits inside a large government-controlled land parcel called the Nevada Training Range. The Range is over 4,600 square miles (could fit a few Rhode Islands in there). Also within the Nevada Training Range is the Nevada Test Site. In the same year that Area 51 got its name (1951) at the Test Site, 105 nuclear weapons were exploded aboveground and another 828 were exploded underground in tunnels and shafts. The last nuclear weapons test there was in 1992. The facility contains the largest amount of weapons-grade plutonium and uranium in the United States not secured inside a nuclear laboratory.

Area 51 is in the north-eastern corner of Nevada Training Range. There was an official Military investigation into UFO sightings. It was called Project Blue Book. There were also many projects that took place at Area 51. It is suspected that in thousands of pages of declassified memos and reports, the name Area 51 is often redacted, the only remaining evidence of which is black-out marks. Based on the information that is not blacked-out in the declassified memos, we know about: U‑2 spy plane, A‑12 Oxcart spy plane, Stealth Bomber, Stealth Fighter, etc…

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“To understand how black projects began, and how they continue to function today, one must start with the creation of the atomic bomb. The men who ran the Manhattan Project wrote the rules about black operations. The atomic bomb was the mother of all black projects and it is the parent from which all black operations have sprung.” – Jacobsen

This information is based on years of individual research, The Roswell Incident (1980), UFO Crash at Roswell (1991), The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell (1994), and the new book by Annie Jacobsen for which she interviewed 74 individuals that had first hand experiences with the base, 32 of which lived and worked there.

CAHOKIA: North America’s Largest Woodhenge & Temple Mound

Posted in Historic Architecture, Pagan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by Drogo

CAHOKIA MOUNDS PARK

Cahokia Mounds is currently a State Historic Site. Cahokia is the area of an ancient city built around 600–1400 CE. It is near present day Collinsville, Illinois across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri.

The Cahokia Mounds were named after a clan of historic Illiniwek people living in the area when the first French explorers arrived in the 17th century. As this was centuries after Cahokia was abandoned by its original inhabitants, the Cahokia were not necessarily descendants of the original Mississippian people. The city’s original name is unknown.

The 2,200 acre site originally included 120 man-made earthwork mounds over an area of six square miles, although only 80 survive. Cahokia Mounds is the largest archaeological site related to the Mississippian Late Woodland culture, which developed advanced societies in North America, centuries before the arrival of Europeans.

It is a National Historic Landmark and designated site for state protection. In addition, it is one of only twenty UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the territory of the United States. It is the largest American Indian earthen construction in the Americas north of Mexico.

They used woven baskets to move most of the earth to build the mounds and plazas. In every culture there are usual social, political, spiritual, and defense reasons to place buildings on raised bases. In the case of Cahokia, there is an added reason: the site is on a flood plain near the Mississippi River.

Monks Mound

Monks Mound is the largest structure and central focus of the city. It is a massive mound with four terraces, 10 stories tall, and the largest man-made earthen mound north of Mexico. Facing south, it is 92 feet high, 951 feet long and 836 feet wide.

Excavation on the top of Monks Mound has revealed evidence of a large building, likely a temple used by the Chief and shaman for residence and public functions. This building was about 105 feet long and 48 feet wide, and could have been as much as 50 feet high. It was about 5,000 square feet.

Cahokia Woodhenge

This woodhenge, like others found in Europe, was a circle of posts used for cosmic alignments relevant to agriculture. It stood to the west of Monk’s Mound. Archaeologists discovered Woodhenge during excavation, and noted that the placement of posts marked solstices and equinoxes. Woodhenge was rebuilt several times during the urban center’s roughly 300-year history. There were probably other woodhenges in America over the centuries, as one was discovered near Mound 72, south of Monks Mound.

A beaker found in a pit near the winter solstice post bore a circle and cross symbol that for many Native Americans symbolizes the Earth and the four cardinal directions. Radiating lines probably symbolized the sun, as they have in countless other civilizations. During excavation of Mound 72, archaeologists found a birdman burial for a leader, and 250 other skeletons from around 1000 CE. Other mounds had workshops for copper smiting and trading.

Maple Tree Campground

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Nature Studies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2010 by Drogo

Woodland Campground in Maryland

Near Gathland, Boonesboro, and Harpers Ferry.

Townsend Road, Washington County, MD