5.12 – THE MONOLITHS (4.19.13)

AVEBURY & SIGIRIYA [13c]

Southwest England. Here just 17 miles north of Stonehenge is Avebury…the largest megalithic stone circle in the world. Originally constructed with hundreds of monoliths some experts believe this immense site was once a major center of religious ritual in Great Britain.

“Avebury is probably the most significant and the most interesting megalithic sites in Great Britain. Partly because it is the largest.”

– Alan Butler (Author, How to Read Prehistoric Monuments),
(Who Built the Moon?)

“And just imagine the magnitude of what we’re dealing with here. There’s now been a whole village built inside it because it is so large. The stones are huge, they are probably between 20 and 50 tons each. They are rough-hewn stones, in a great circle. And there are even two stone circles within Avebury itself. And these were roughly the same size of Stonehenge each.”

Hugh Newman (Author, Earth Grids)

“Old antiquarians once said that Stonehenge was like a parish church compared to Avebury which was like a great cathedral.”

– Alan Butler (Author, How to Read Prehistoric Monuments),
(Who Built the Moon?)

“Approaching Avebury, from at least 2 different directions were avenues of stones that led off into the local landscape. Plus, on top of that, there were other monuments locally as well. Silbury Hill – the largest man made mound in Europe, and the West Kenneth Long Barrow, which was a burial chamber, dating back perhaps 6,000 years.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

Encompassing more than 28 acres mainstream historians believe Avebury was constructed from 2850 BC to 2200 BC, by Neolithic Britons, and like Stonehenge, was used during sacred rituals.

“They were celebrating the different cycles of the years, and the changing of the seasons. It seems as if this was necessary within their society to show there was some kind of rhythm and cycle within nature that it was not only understood but could be controlled in some manner. By creating something like this, there is stability in the world chaos and disorder cannot reign.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

“Avebury was considered to be a meeting point and significant to the solstices of midsummer and the midwinter. But exactly what took place there and exactly what the people who built it believed, we don’t know.”

– Alan Butler (Author, How to Read Prehistoric Monuments),
(Who Built the Moon?)

According to some researchers there may be a profound purpose for the circular alignment of stones at Avebury, one perhaps connecting the monoliths to celestial beings that visited the site thousands of years ago.

“The area around Avebury has always been associated with kind of magic mystery. There’s been lots of orbs seen there, UFOs. There’s been ghost sightings. There’s been hundreds of crop circles around the area. So, it’s got this strange mystical feeling about it.”

Hugh Newman (Author, Earth Grids)

“The mythologies in conjunction with Avebury always point to the sky, to some celestial beings, the ‘shining ones,’ as they were called, descending from the sky and educating people in various disciplines: agriculture, mathematics, geometry, engineering.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“In many cases with Avebury and other giant megaliths it’s as if they are set up by some ancient people, perhaps an extraterrestrial race, who essentially went out and surveyed these wilderness lands. And as part of their surveying, they left with what we call gigantic survey markers. And then at certain places, for unknown reasons they made stone circles, like Avebury.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“It is pretty clear that in Avebury you have this fenced off environment whereby probably only certain people were able to come because the stones somehow embodied the deities. Maybe they thought that they could communicate with the deities, through these monolithic stones. And we’re once again to this time frame of a civilization who said that at one point in time, the deities were physically present.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Could Avebury’s location and building materials really have been chosen in order to enable communication with extraterrestrials? And if so, might this explain why man has been drawn to stone structures throughout the world since ancient times? Perhaps the answers can be found at another mysterious city one that was built on top of a giant rock.

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Known as Lion’s Rock, this natural monolith towers 600 feet over the surrounding landscape.

“It was discovered in 1831 by the British army officer named Jonathan Forbes. What he found there was a natural monolith a giant cliff rock, and stairs have been cut into it and then a palace had been built on top, in this extremely remote area and high up vertical cliffs.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Sigiriya was certainly a Buddhist monastery from the first millennium BC. And then around 500 AD, it actually became a fortress and a palace for a local king. There are gardens, palaces on the very top of the rock. Then there’s various caves and within these caves are different murals.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

These fresco paintings feature portraits of women that some researchers believe represent ladies of the king’s court. While others suggest the women are religious figures. But according to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, the images reveal more evidence of extraterrestrial contact in the distant past.

“We find some of the most amazing paintings of people emerging out of the clouds. And they are actually floating in midair. And you have to wonder what did our ancestors try to depict here. According to the local myths and legends Sigiriya was created with the help of the gods, who descended from the sky. What a beautiful poetic way to depict something that they might have witnessed. It was a complete misunderstanding of a visitation by technologically advanced space travelers.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Is it possible these paintings depict actual Sky Beings descending to Earth, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest? And if so, might there be another more profound reason why ancient men built a city on top of this massive monolith?

“We see so often how these enigmatic rocks are worshiped by our ancestors. They somehow are gateways between our world and the world of the gods. And so in Sigiriya we’re seeing this once again confirmed.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“The very concept of a monolith can be very important very sacred to the people. Also the concept of a mountain reaching to heaven. It makes me think of the celestial or the cosmic Mount Meru.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“Mount Meru is the name used in Buddhist culture to describe a cosmic mountain. It’s actually described in ancient literature as a massive golden light, like a golden blazing fire in the shape of a mountain. It’s set in the center of the Universe and it exists in many levels from there, not in a physical sense but in an energy sense. The gods lived on the slopes of it, they all have palaces and cities.”

Richard Leviton (Author, Welcome to Your New Designer Planet)

“Mount Meru was a place of the gods. It was seen as a place of connection, a place of communication with the gods themselves. It’s the point of access between this world and heaven.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

“So Sigiriya is basically a small scale replica of Mount Meru. Our ancestors took to this rock and began to build on top of that. And it is saying, ‘This is the rock we have in this specific place, so we’re gonna use it, in order to establish an up-link and a down-link to the gods in the sky.’”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Is it possible that Sigiriya was built in order to honor and connect to extraterrestrials as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe. If so, might other monoliths reveal more evidence of these ancient space visitations? Perhaps the ultimate proof can be found carved in stones buried half a world away.

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