The phrase "As above, so below" is attributed to the Egyptian god of wisdom named Thoth. This echoes the biblical expression “on earth as it is in heaven.” Many diverse ancient cultures have erected sacred cities, pyramids, standing stones, or temples in order to mirror the stars. In particular the constellation Orion has been repeatedly projected as a talismanic pattern on numerous landscapes around the world. This book describes the sky-ground templates of Egypt, the American Southwest, Mexico, Nazca, the UK, Europe, Syria, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and other regions. It also discusses the celestial rituals of the Mithras cult, the Age of Taurus, the Sirius cosmology of the Dogon, and South African rock art. This essential archaeo-astronomy primer expands the star correlation theory to encompass the entire globe. Packed with nearly 225 photos, drawings, diagrams, maps, and star charts.
“…a must-read for pre-Columbian aficionados and aspiring anthropologists alike.” –Ross Hamilton, author of Star Mounds
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"As Above, so Below."
Some readers may be familiar with the correlation between the pyramids of Egypt's Giza Plateau and the stars of Orion. Beginning in 1100 A.D. on the Arizona desert, the Hopi constructed a similar pattern of villages that mirrors all the major stars in the constellation.
My book The Orion Zone explores the sky-ground relationship in the American Southwest and its astounding global significance. This useful guidebook is packed with diagrams, maps, sky charts, and photos of ruins and rock art. It essentially decodes many of the ancient mysteries of the Pueblo Indian world.
The second book in the series, Eye of the Phoenix, discusses the stunning Southwestern landscape, Hopi legends, and other anomalies of the high desert, including the enduring Freemasonry influence.
The third book called The Kivas of Heaven continues the exploration of archaeoastronomy and Hopi starlore as well as Orion temples and native prophecies on the road to 2012.
The fourth book in the series, Star Shrines and Earthworks of the Desert Southwest, discusses the Lost Egyptian Cave in Grand Canyon, Ant People and the Hopi underworld, shamanistic roads in Chaco Canyon, Egyptian Orion as psychedelic barley god, a Pre-Columbian counterculture in the Southwest, epic sea voyages of the ancestral Hopi, and their prophecies of the Fifth World.
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Gary A. David, M.A.,
author, independent researcher, poet, archaeoastronomer
"As above, so below" seen in Star Shrines and Earthworks of the Desert Southwest.
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Sacred Star Knowledge of the Ancients
The Arizona Orion Correlation
The Hopi Blue Star Kachina
Prehistoric Star Map & Solstice Marker In Stone
Golden Mean Spiral Gate
The Great Pyramids of Arizona
The Ant People of the Hopi
Phoenix— A Masonic Metropolis
An Orion Temple In Colorado
Orion Kivas in New Mexico
Orion Correlations Across the Globe
Engraved Mystery Stones of South Africa
Hopi Prophecies of the End of the Fourth World
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The Gold Standard for First Nations Orion Research
"This is a masterpiece of scholarship and educated speculation on the Orion constellation of stars and the role they play in human evolution. Beyond a doubt, it is well-researched and written. I am reading it right now for pleasure but I want to revisit some of the chapters before I comment further on the technical proclamations. But let me be blunt: do yourself a favor, get this book for your city and home library. It is a treasure chest of previously unknown references and unseen connections to cosmology in general. Professor David is intellectually honest, humble in his musings and I consider this author's subject matter skill-level outstanding: akin to that of John Major Jenkins and Joseph John Campbell, for examples. I know you will enjoy this book immensely too: it is a genuine page-turner and one that you will savor for its stimulating contents and startling conclusions about our future beyond 2012. On a sidenote, I can only imagine First Nations teachers and their students will benefit greatly from reviewing this work as well."
-John Jay Harper (June 24, 1951 - December 15, 2010),
author of Transformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
"Gary David's work is a treasure of enormous importance. He draws us deep into the mystery of Arizona and deeper still into the lost secrets of ancient cosmology. The truth behind the myths and symbols he's uncovering has the power to unify us, just as the Hopi prophesied." -William Henry, investigative mythologist, author, co-host of Whitley Strieber's "Dreamland" radio show
"In my view, Gary David is undeniably one of the greatest writers with absolute authority to spread the richness of the Hopi culture." -César Reyes, editor of Antiguos Astronautas
I have examined the Arizona-Orion ground-sky relationship, and I must say that I find this work intriguing. It is worth pursuing to the very end. -Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gods of Eden
The correlation Mr. David makes between the Hopi and Egyptian 'sky view' is most interesting. -Robert Bauval, co-author of The Orion Mystery and The Message of the Sphinx
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