Prehistory beginning with The Age of Cancer =8,572 - 6,429 bce
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 The first known City was established about 7500 BC in Turkey. Here the people of Çatalhöyük (pronounced cha-tal hoy-ook )were gaining skills in agriculture and the domestication of animals. Çatalhöyük covered more than 12 hectares and may have harbored as many as 10,000 people. Over the 1000 years the site was occupied, its inhabitants rebuilt their houses one on top of the other until they had created a mound 20 meters high.

There is much art work throughout the homes. Consistently, scenes involving death were placed on east and north walls, where the dead were interred, whereas scenes involving birth appeared on west walls and bulls on north walls. This consistency implies that ritual of some kind played a part in life at Çatalhöyük.

Çatalhöyük and the New Archeology "The need to cooperate with indigenous groups, land rights issues, feminist archeology—all these are examples of the opening up of archeology to a wider set of interests." Ian Hodder Since 1993 an international team of archaeologists, led by Ian Hodder, has been carrying out new excavations and research, in order to shed more light on the people that inhabited the site.

The first City project at
two British-born archaeologists -- Ian Hodder  at Stanford and Ruth Tringham at UC Berkeley -- are leading more than 100 other scientists

"No one yet knows what impelled those Stone Age people to come together, for the settlement apparently began even before they started farming, and before cattle were domesticated. Nor does anyone yet know what or whom they worshiped, or what worldview their elaborate wall paintings of animals and hunters signified."
The researchers after 11 seasons of digging have been unable to locate a temple or other large communal space leaving Malta unchallenged for the planet's oldest structures. However, these first neolithic people have become a draw for modern believers who hold to the idea that the  were ruled by a
matriarchy whose central figure was a mother goddess.

Cancer Symbol
Age of Cancer Beetle or Sacred Scarab of Egypt, later the Crab, Isis (Eve )

THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD – NEW STONE AGE -THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS  Sun worship of Leo gave way to Moon The age of moving from caves to fixed dwellings. Humans learned to spin and weave and make pottery. They grew crops and domesticated animals. Copper first used. Alcoholic fermentation discovered. The rise of agriculture with:

  • Potatoes and beans  cultivated in South America

  • Beginning of rice cultivation in East Asia

  • Domestication of the cat and Bos aegyptiacus ox in Ancient Egypt

  • Domestication of sheep in Southwest Asia

  • Huts, hearths, granaries, and nonportable stone tools for grinding grains Africa

Mother goddess worship.
The Sign Cancer is also the sign associated with the Great Mother, the creator of the Universe. This

sacred scarab

Sacred Scarab of Egypt was the first symbol for this period of 30 degrees on the zodiac wheel

 same Mother can be seen manifesting in various ancient cultures: the Isis of Egyptians, Nana of Chaldeans, Rhea of the Romans, Spiderwoman of the Hopi, and Shakti of the Vedic scriptures, but they all arose from the early Mother goddess cults of the Age of Cancer.

Austrian professor of geology Dr. Alexander Tollmann, suggesting that one or several bolides (asteroids or comets) struck the Earth at 7640 BCE (+/-200), with a much smaller one at 3150 BCE (+/-200). If true, this hypothesis explains early holocene extinctions and possibly legends of the Universal Deluge.

FFemale figurines have been found within bins used for storage of cereal crops. Such images were rendered in stone, bone, and clayCliquer sur la photo pour l'agrandir throughout the pre-agricultural era and in many places. She was shown as obese, with exaggerated female characteristics. Too much has been made of the idea this could mean a matriarchal society when its more likely that Çatalhöyük, which also had images of stags, of men hunting was one of the first Neolithic balanced societies at work.
Anatolia was the Asiatic area of what is today Turkey, known in ancient times as Asia Minor. The general boundaries were the Black Sea to the north, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, and the Dardanelles to the northwest, The Aegean Sea to the west, The Mediterranean Sea to the south. This is where  agriculture and animal husbandry first started. They domesticated wild animals living on their lands (ovine, bovine and caprine races). They learn to cultivate wild wheat and barley, to store the products of their crops. They settle and gather into villages. This is the first civilization.

Crete Snake goodess:
the snake annually sheds its skin to be reborn anew.

Remains of a settlement found under the Bronze Age palace at Knossos (layer X) date to the 7th Millennium BC cal. This is the very beginning of the first great civilization of the Mediterranean altough it did not reach its heyday till the age of Aries  between 2200 and 1450 BC.

Minotaur in Greek mythology was creature with a human body but a bull's head that was held prisoner on the island of Crete.


Based on this, it is thought that Crete was inhabited from the 7th millennium BCE onwards. The fall of Knossos took place circa 1400 BC. Subsequently Crete was controlled by the Mycenaeans from mainland Greece.

The first human settlement in Crete dates to the aceramic Neolithic. There have been some claims for Palaeolithic remains, none of them very convincing. The finds from Samaria-gorge, idenitfied as Mesolithic by some scholars, seem to be the product of trampling.

The taurokatapsia, the ritual in which champions grab the horns of a bull and vault over it. bull rhyton, c. 1500-1450 bce, serpentine, crystal and shell, Minoan, Knossos, Crete.
The more universal and intelligible a form or idea, the more mental resonance will occur, if there is such a realm of ideas. "
Crete like Malta has a credible claim as home to the sunken lost civilization of Atlantis. the theory is a nearby island became submerged following a cataclysm of prehistory. Not the  comet of 3150 BCE but rather the catastrophic volcanic eruption that affected the island of Thera in 1500 BC This eruption tore off a substantial part of the island which then sank in the Aegean Sea. From that point in time the island had the shape of a sickle
The Age of Leo = 10,715 - 8,572 bce
Age of Leo Sun worship, Ra, Sphinx or Lion (Age of Adam in Hebrew symbology) Stone age. First towns (Jericho).
The Six Days of Creation occurred during the restoration from the Wurm III Glaciation period (Ice Age) beginning around 22,000 B.C. to 8,850 B.C. at which point order was restored to the earth which already existed before the restoration began.    The effects of the glaciation had dissipated before 10,000 B.C.....    Could it be that the first six ages, (Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo and Leo), were the renowned six days of creation?    Then could it be that the following Age of Cancer occurring about 8,850 B.C. would be exemplar as the Fall of Adam and the coming of the Flood?    Continuing on into the Age of Gemini around 6,690 B.C. with Noah and the Fall of Babylon, which followed with Abram's metamorphous to Abraham and then came the bull-worshipping Pharaohs of Taurus in 4,530 B.C.    The next Age of Aries around 2,370 B.C. brought on the Exodus and the Old Testament of Moses to the civilized world.    This ended with the prophets of the Old and the New Testament rejoicing the upcoming Age of Pisces.    Jesus Christ appeared on earth 210 years after the age began and continued the New Testament through the Dark Ages all the way to the Renaissance.     The Renaissance gave birth to the Revelation of the "New Age" of Aquarius in 1950 A.D.   mazzaroth.comGenesisIceAge
engravings from the 17th century Uranographicarum star atlas by Johannis Hevelius retouched by the U.S. Naval Observatory and the Space Telescope Science Institute
As far as where to start, in Days of Creation, I explained why the first six days of creation occur in the Age of Gemini. Of significance is that the third day was in Leo when God made earth. As Genesis 2:4b says, the Garden of Eden was created in the day God made the earth and heavens. So we start in Leo.
The Age of Leo was characterized by Sun worship. Leo symbology was the use of the Lions. The use of Gold as currency was the norm, and Gold and Lion are unique symbols of the sign Leo and its planetary ruler the Sun. Cults of Great Mother Goddess came up everywhere, especially across Asia minor and the shores of the Mediterranean during the Age of Cancer. The Vedic scripture Ramayana tells us of the Kings who ruled in the Age of Leo, and reveals that they all considered themselves Suryavanshi, meaning the direct descendants of the Sun.

The The Age of Leo was chosen by the Ancient Egyptians as the First Age 'rediscovered' by the western world when Napoleon's soldiers came across it in 1798 the body of a male lion with the head of a human The traditional and probably still majority view is that the Great Sphinx was built at the same time as the nearby Pyramid of Khafre (Khaf-Ra, Chephren) in about 2540 B.C.E. However there has been lively debate in recent years arguing that it may be anywhere from two to four times that old. John Anthony West first noticed weathering patterns on the Sphinx that were consistent with water erosion rather than erosion produced by wind and sand.

The GREAT Sphinx
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The Sphinx is carved of rock, so it cannot be dated by the radio carbon technique. The only other method of dating is by using contemporary texts that refer to its construction. There are none of these, therefore, no definite facts are known. Another notion is that it was built when the Sahara was still green. We know that the Sahara was once fertile, but over the millennia, it slowly eroded. This could be an explanation for the water damage done to the outer walls of the Sphinx. The present damage done to the face of the Sphinx was done in 1380 by Arab sheikh and later by the Mamelukes who used it for target practice.
Graham Hancock, the author of "The Message of the Sphinx", believes that it is a lion because it was built in the Age of Leo

relief from the Temple of Esneh

"I know it will surprise you, but the sphinx actually unlocks the mystery of the zodiac. It is fascinating to note that in the Temple of Esneh in Egypt, there is a great sky painting in the portico on the ceiling which shows the whole picture of the zodiac with all of its constellations. Between the figures of Virgo, The Virgin, and Leo, The Lion, there is carved the figure of the sphinx with the head of a woman and the body of a lion. The woman's face is looking at The Virgin and the lion's tail is pointing to Leo, telling us that we begin with The Virgin and end with Leo." image & more detail
(D. James Kennedy) Kennedy. D. James. THE REAL MEANING OF THE ZODIAC, Coral Ridge Ministries, 1989  The Zodiac described dates to 2000 B.C. is called the zodiac of Dendereh and it was discovered by scholars in the ceiling of the portico of the temple of Esneh in Egypt.

These well researched Christian conspiracy theories by cover a lot of ground with frequent source citings guiding the commentary as well as references to sightings of the antichrist

The two best known authors and popularizers about the vast little discussed knowledge held by prehistory are Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock. Their books and the entire genre often suggest a conspiracy to repress secret knowledge by powerful forces as well as an assumption the remarkable coincidences should be articulated regardless if they have any causal relation and even sometimes its seems their  significance is less than remarkable. That their books are based on challenging orthodoxy gives them no shortage of critics.  Still there is much to be gained from their alternative history which gives you a much more proper perspective from which to view the remarkable times we live in as we shift between the age of Pisces and Aquarius.
Later in my book The OrionDownload  Mystery (Heinemann-Mandarin) I also demonstrated that the best fit for the Giza Pyramids/Nile pattern with the Orion's belt/Milky Way pattern occurred when the sky was pushed back in time (i.e. precessed) to the epoch of 10,500 BC. There were good reasons for doing so.

The ancient Egyptians, for example, constantly refer to aDownload  remote golden age they called Zep Tepi, 'The First Time' of Osiris, which they believed had long predated the Pyramid Age. Osiris was Orion, and the Great Pyramid had a shaft directed to Orion at the meridian. To me, this 'silent' astro-architectural language seemed to be spelling out 'here is Osiris in the sky when these pyramids were built, yet know, too, that his origins are rooted in the First Time.

The Age of Virgo and Beyond12,858 - 10,715 bce =
 the "Time of Gaia-Earth Mother" aligned with the Age of Virgo (13,000 BC - 10,860 BC).
Ultimately, we are all Africans. Studies of mitochondria DNA have proven that all human beings are descended from a small population (less than a hundred individuals) that emerged from Africa about 60,000 years ago.

The earliest written religious texts as well as the first documented monotheistic religion also developed in Africa.... The West African area is important because this is where the majority of slaves departed for the New World. Hence large elements of West African, particularly Yoruba, religion (blended with Catholicism) can be found in religions such as Vodun (also known as Voodoo) (Haiti), Candomblè (Brazil) and Santeria (Carribean).

The "Out of Africa," "African Eve," or "Mitochondrial Eve" theory, proposed in 1987, has captured the popular imagination. The alleged   "mother of us all," said to have lived about 200,000 years ago remains controversial but further research continues to bolster the findingswiki/African_Eve

planet wide culture disappeared in a vast and almost incomprehensible cataclysm. 

Conventional scientific theory attempts to explain these flood myths by reference to the known rise in ocean levels that followed the end of the last ice age (and the melting of the ice caps) between 14,000 and 11,000 BC. While it is certainly true that the seas did rise, by as much as 80-200 feet along different coastlines, the rise would have been a very slow process, hardly noticeable in a single lifetime, and definitely not a cataclysmic flood that rapidly destroyed human civilization. To explain the mythic and legends of sudden, massive and devastating floods a cause other than the slow end of the ice age is needed.

An artist's impression of Mitochondrial Eve who probably lived in Africa, about 150,000 years ago.

Goddess figurines of prehistory
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Age of Virgo

The months begin
and are like winter,
always longer than expected:
five months of winter, so you
long for it to end;
consider it
a time of rest and quiescence,
a time to turn inward:
add drawings to earth walls
white as fields--
grass brown in the cold,
and then disappearing beneath
more snow;
fields that are
the soul's condition
in winter.
The moon
cold and white
as earth,
it is also woman
round and open
unfolding secrets
of existence, repetition
of birth and death,
seasons, tides,
sunlight and moonlight,
planting crops,
bears hibernating
in caves, snakes
in a crevice,
deer's antlers
on the forests' floor:
this is the time
of silence, of
the soul's gestation--
at night
we see stars
moving in the sky.
Stephen Morrissey, M.A., is a poet, a college professor of English and Humanities and a gifted intuitive. He is the co-originator of the Aquarian Symbols and avid student of symbol

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