Conflicting Essays in scholarship which have been the most engaging research job I have ever done. I have also added, over the years, queries about our "dated" geology with their "computerized" confirmations together with climate changes denied since 1963. The Ten-O'clock News have been telling us to change our clocks for DSL and back again BUT no one as noticed it has been changed, more than a few years ago, from March 31 and October 31, to a week or so earlier or even a week or so later.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Two Stone Heads from Chavin de Huantar, Peru

Two Stone Heads from Chavin de Hunantar, Peru
       At first glance, the stone heads from Chavin de Huantar, Peru appear to be what the archaeologists thought they were: Two iconized heads of humans depicting serious drug use during a religious ceremony or of a soul-searching acolyte before he is accepted into the priesthood of the Inca. The multiple serpents around the head are supposed to indicate the painful reaction to the drugs being used.

         The head on the left, however, has huge eyes at the top under a hat or cap of some sort that seems to be completely out of proportion to the rest of the face. The nares of the nose fit where eyes should be placed, even over the whistling pursed mouth effect. The tears that seem to be falling from the upper eyes, may be melting hands, or serpents. Is this stone head only illustrating that it was a mask for a certain astro-religious ceremony, nothing more.

        The head on the right has eyes that might be correct, but the mouth area has a deep framed border with a sharp chin apparently jutting out from under a complex mask.with only the mouth area open around the pursed wind-blowing lips. The top of this head has the appearance of a great bird. covering a real person underneath that image..  

        Serpents, large and small, are on these two stone images. It is an indication for the archeaologista to look for the serpents depicted elsewhere. Since masks were usually used to portray gods there must be a serpent god somewhere it the Inca pantheon, and sure enough the golden god found in the book. Incas:  Lords of Gold and Glory. 
Another serpent encircled square headed version of this god 
is found in  Arqueológia Peruana (Doig, 1971, 346 & 356) 

       This god is supposedly from a very early period of Peruvian histtory, however, he appeass in many diffeent places, one of which is on one of the Izapa monuments in Mexico.  Only there he is an upside-down boat as the serpent belt, while the figure itself is holding what appears to be Egyptian Ankhs. But knowing the angles of the serpents, even when they are upside-down, it is the same figure in an Izapan stela (#67) In Izapa, the belt and serpents are now the boat. The man is the same snaggle-toothed god backed by the arc of a rainbow. Above his head in the broken section,there is the remains of a slanted roof.

      I did not immediately find that piece of the roof icon, but I found it is the same angle at 23.5 degrees, just as the man, himself is the same, carved on Stela # 22, that shows a great sky turmoil with several dragon-serpent heads with square eyes.  The water under both boats (22 and 67) have a sky god at each end. IF such are sky gods, then the "water" [as rain] is only the Milky Way. The only reason the fish are there is to show you that there is "water" even in the sky.

       In Peru, though, the two heads the illustration shows different elements of the two serpents; one of the whistling noise [pursed lips] done by the erratic actions of an animal aviator on the left . On the right side of the picture is the great wind maker [with flapping lips] that blew down fragile stick and palm frond houses as from the wings of a great bird with powerful wings.

       The two stone heads are truncated glyphic images of the actions of the gods used as masks in religious ceremonies, true, but there was no need of drug inducements. Masks such as those illustrated told the whole story  One can refer to a capstone image of a such a wind, in the glyph iconography of a bird with two heads, found at Ek Balam, Mexico. The head facing forward, is a raptor, while the one facing the rear, is the great wind that pushes the bird forward.  Not quite exact imagery. but it does retain the wind-bird image of the Peruvian stone masks.

       Such similarities, do not necessarily have to indicate migration patterns, Mostly, they refer to astronomy and a Twin comet which orbited the earth several times. Such myths, even of Peru, indicate that a longer day (or night) was caused by such a strong comet wind that blew down Cuzco's homes several times, So a pact was made with the wind god and Cuzco was built in a long day

       Our present culture is so full of misused drugs that our first thoughts are that the primitive people used the same methods for their religions.  It is very doubtful that an intelligent government could be so detailed and workable for so long, if mind-altering drugs would have fueled their activities. Nevertheless, the masks, hidden for so many years, would be a good indication that it was a religion  based on the stars above, that the Conquistadores had to destroy.
Sheppard, Barbara M. (Art Director) (1992. 158). Incas: Lords of Gold and Glory. New York, The Time, Inc. Book Company / Time-Life Books / Robert H. Smith, Publisher. Chavin de Huantar
GarStaff god with a serpent in each hand and two hanging from his belt.

Doig, F. K. (1971, 245)  Arqueológia Peruana: Visión Integral Lima, Peru: Promoción Editorial Inca, SA.  An excellent version of a very small Peruvian flying god (Fig. 312) found in this book. Most flying gods in this book have serpent feathers on their backs instead of wings [as Fig. 389].

Norman, Garth V. (1976).  Izapa Sculpture:  Album Papers No. #30 Izapa Sculpture: Text Papers No. #30. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University.Stela 22 and Stela 67.

(1982. . . . .) Square eyes is a modismo of Texcoco.  It means "surprise", or "amazement" for some reason. Personal observation with conversation.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Florida Sinkhole Maps as an Aside

Sinkholes in Florida
      Earlier I wrote about Florida's sinkholes when a sleeping gentleman lost his bedroom and his life. No maps were available at that time, but the one above turned up on a Google search after a Disney World hotel at Clermont crumbled in a 300 foot hole that was 15 feet deep.

     The above map is scary to say the least, even if each dot is miles apart and only clustered because the map is tiny. One other map is just as frightening. How can anyone stay in the state or even visit it with such a barrage of holes showing up so unexpectedly all the time.
An almost black and white version of the above map
     A third map shows the counties involved.
But not all these are sinkholes
Why worry?  The damage has already been done. Good insurance will take care of the rest. H.m.m.m.m.  So we have all quiet on the eastern front.


With all quiet on the Eastern front,  Am I kidding. I have ignored the Disney Hotel in Cleburne, Florida. that sank into a sinkhole, up to its top floor windows, serveral years ago. People were saved when the rescuers used ladders to those windows and the clients were able to leave the building. What happened to that Hotel was never in the paper after the rescue that I know of.

Disney's tickets to Disneyland in Florida rose steadily. A couple of years later an alligator (or crocodile) attacked a child in one of the lakes inside one of the beach displays. From that time on, very little has been written in the news about Disney properties in Orlando.

However, in Miami and along the coastlines (the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico) have put up jetties for private boat mooring with landing excursions. and private beaches for hotels and thourist stopovers on islands or mainland areas. Once they are installed, beach erosion occurs; not because of the glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic zones, but from the natural wave movement that now is compressed into smaller areas along the shorelines.

Once beach erosion terminates, the wave action moves on into the jetty areas and begins to tear up streets, buildings, and fills the coves with the sand it could not place along shorelines any more. Engineers who put down the jetties, suddenly found that the jetties were much too expensive to remove. sand and water began to encroach upon the land in a vain natural effort to even out the shorelines again. 

Miami, and Miami Beach, Florida ares now getting flooded during major storms in many places where I once worked. The few aquafers trapped in the coral rock base of the peninsula are beginning to find salt water seepage; very destructive to necessary water for the towns and villages nearby.  Building that once sat high above the water line, now must have water barriers so sidewalk bistros and cafes are below the salt water incursions under the land. 

Florida is now sinking under water, with the aid of acidified oceans which melt its coral rock base. The swamp land that it once was before Flagler put in his rail lines. is soon to return.  Builders who overbuilt hotels, apartments and condos into improbable heights are rushing to make those building even more expensive to live in. The owners of such properties, have to get their money back before the water gets much higher. Even Cape Canaveral is hurting.

Russia's Siberian lands of Permafrost have been having problems in the West.  On April 16, 2017, there was a report about the year 2008, a giant sinkhole called the Batagaika Crater formed 400 feet below the permafrost near the village of Betagai. This sinkhole has become a canyon over the land and is getting 600 feet longer every year. The canyon walls, swept clean, are now uncovering ancient mastadons and othereria animal carcasses.

Apparently the earth is complaining bitterly about what we do not know. Yes, it is Climate Change, but, what part of it?