6.7 – TREASURES OF THE GODS (2.14.14)

THE DELPHI TREASURE [8e]

Delphi, Greece. Near the Gulf of Corinth, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, a religious shrine known as the Sanctuary of Apollo was established sometime before that the legendary

Oracle of Delphi – a succession of priestesses of Apollo – prophesized for the people of Greece. According to the Greek author Plutarch, the Oracle would enter a small chamber in the Temple of Apollo, take her seat on a tripod, and inhale sweet-smelling vapors, inducing a trance-like state from which she could communicate with the gods.

“It was the seat of Apollo’s oracle, so he was the one who provided prophesies there. The priestess is there just as a conduit for it and, in fact, she has no power of her own. So, Apollo himself is not going to show up to actually deliver the oracles. He’s on Mount Olympus. He’s with the other Olympian gods. His line is open for questions, but he’s not going to show himself. Lots of people came to visit, looking for answers to questions that they had. And these are people not only in mythology but, in fact, actual people in history coming to visit. If you go to Delphi today, you can see inscriptions of the answers that were given to questions.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

Although the Oracle made her final prophecy over 1,600 years ago, for many, the Sanctuary of Apollo remains an important site because of the buried relics and offerings that may still lie there to this day. But some believe that among these riches lies a much more profound treasure – an Omphalos stone. In Greek, the word omphalos literally translates to “navel.”  And while there were numerous Omphalos stones throughout Greece, the egg-shaped Omphalos stone at Delphi was the most significant.

“This navel really just represents sort of the center of the Earth. Now, not the center of what we think of as the Earth, but the center as in, the most important place for the Olympian gods. One story is that Zeus sent some birds flying in different directions, and where they met was the Omphalos. That was the naval of the Earth. This is where this oracle would be established.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

But in addition to marking the center of the Earth for the Olympians, in some ancient Greek accounts, the Omphalos stone was also the source of her prognostications.

“So, sometimes, the Omphalos stone exerts some power. Sometimes it’s just a vessel for gaseous fumes that get you high and put you in the right mindset to talk to the gods. Sometimes it’s just a stone.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

“If true communication took place between our world and extraterrestrials, which the ancient Greek gods were, then I prefer to think that some type of transmitter was used and only the Oracle knew how to operate it. Why? Because she was the chosen one.”

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

“It may be that the Omphalos stone is a depiction of a working technological device that was not made of stone at all.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Could the Omphalos really have been a technological device that enabled humans to communicate with extraterrestrials? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes and, as proof, they point to the stories of what happened to those who dared to go after the treasure.

According to the 2nd-century Greek author Pausanias, in 279 BC, the Celtic King Brennus led an attack on Greece with a force of more than 200,000 men, intent on claiming the treasure of Delphi.

“It is said that the Celts were coming to Delphi in order to steal the treasure. But as they approach and they get close to the Oracle the skies open up and the gods intervene.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

“Apollo caused the ground to shake fierce storms landslides finally, a terrible frost. Legends grew that the great treasure was protected.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

After over 1,500 years of offering divine guidance, the Temple of Apollo was shut down by Roman Emperor Theodosius in 395 AD, and ever since, the fate of the Delphi treasure and the Omphalos has remained a mystery.

“This was probably one of the most important centers for Greek religion in the ancient world and so, of course, it has got a big old bull’s-eye on it once Christianity starts taking off. And the Omphalos stone, which, if you believe that it was invested with the power that made the oracle work, they would naturally get rid of that.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

Curiously, a Roman recreation of the Omphalos stone, carved with an intricate net-like pattern, remains in the Museum of Delphi to this day. And there are those that believe the original was not in fact destroyed, but confiscated and hidden away at the Vatican. But others believe the Omphalos still lies in Greece. And in 1936, the German government funded an excavation of Olympia and Delphi headed by archeologist Hans Schleif, a member of the famous Nazi Ahnenerbe Society.

“The Nazi Ahnenerbe Society was basically the SS paranormal division. It apparently was the inspiration for films like Raiders of the Lost Ark. And the purpose of it was to find relics and evidence, and possibly weapons from these very advanced Aryan gods who the Nazi’s believed they were directly descended from.”

– Michael Bara (Author, The Choice),
(Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA),
(Ancient Aliens on the Moon), (Ancient Aliens on Mars),
(Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies)

“The Ahnenerbe expeditions in Delphi were looking for something mysterious, something hidden. Was it just a treasure of gold and jewels, or was it something more?”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“It may not have been a treasure hunt at all. It may have been an attempt to establish direct communication between the Nazis and the gods. If the Omphalos stone was in fact a piece of ancient alien technology, then their ability to have obtained that could have actually changed the outcome of the war.”

– Michael Bara (Author, The Choice),
(Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA),
(Ancient Aliens on the Moon), (Ancient Aliens on Mars),
(Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies)

If the Omphalos stone is indeed a direct line to advanced beings from other worlds, could its power be used for destructive ends? And if so, is that why it remains hidden to this day? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest that there is yet another extraterrestrial treasure with even more devastating powers yet to be found.

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