It seems inevitable that folks, at times, will tend toward pareidolia (to see what one hopes or expects to see) and apophenia (to erroneously imagine meaningful connections between unrelated things). These types of mistakes are called pareidolia and apophenia when things have been subjectively observed or connected and perhaps the observation is fantastical, trivial, or simply outlandish and not rooted in truth in any universe except the observer's imagination.
It is also a natural function of the human mind to correctly observe similarity in the way things appear and to properly observe meaningful connections between seemingly unrelated things. One could argue that the scientific process is all about observing similarities and differences, and quantum physics is rife with such observational phenomena. It stands that many observations were likely misdiagnosed as pareidolia or apophenia before quantum mechanics and quantum physics were respected fields of study in the scientific community. Also, so much depends upon the observer's real state of mental health and/or additional influences on perception and experiential background.
Brit philosopher Karl Popper's 3 interactive worlds of observed reality are also a relevant consideration. Whereas:
World 1 is the world of physical objects, biological entities, and events.
World 2 is the world of mental processes.
World 3 being the world of objective knowledge (or the world of objective contents or products of thought) unique to humans. These include scientific theories, myths, fictional literature, social institutions, political parties, and all works of art.
The interaction of these worlds is said to shape observable reality and can be piled in with conventional methods of articulating the nature of "reality".
The following observations, admittedly, have but a tangential relationship to the Ancient Amador mission. Nonetheless, they are (as far as we know) fully original observations/opinions, and this place is as appropriate as any for public presentation.
One perhaps unrelated opinion:
It has been asserted (at one place or another) in all religious texts throughout the civilizations of this world since time immemorial that when celestial beings interact with humans, they appear in a manner "familiar" to the observer or in a way that best serves the intentions of the celestial beings whilst not shocking the contact with uncomfortable appearances. Perhaps these moments of interaction could be the rare moments when individual perceptions and visual expectations may just find their way to become perceived reality through Popper's World 3 and its interactions with world 1, world 2, and the celestial beings themselves. Manifestations of whatever the imagination may conjure would seem to follow suit if all the sacred texts that assert such possibilities are correct .
Video and slideshow presentations of some geological features that are exceptionally similar to imagery found in non-geological context.
The Milky Way seems to have served as a template for much of creation
The following series of slide shows demonstrate examples of Moai and their geologically inspired body-art. The art may suggest a visual journey around the ring of fire, ending at Easter Island. There is indeed very much room for speculation as to the meaning of these curious motifs immortalized in stone.
On the Front of all original Moai, are the unique Fiji Island chain shaped chest/nipple lines accompanied by that square jaw line of the same general vicinity. The nostrils and lips are represented in the more upper portion of the Ring of Fire, as well as the unique back-art of the Moai that was in the British Museum for so long.
Two obvious possibilities arise... Either the Moai were formed to artistically reflect this rather vast portion of the globe and for as-of-yet unknown purposes, or the globe was formed to reflect these artistic expressions located on Moai. Although the second option is incredibly unlikely, the unavoidable optics clearly announce that one is an excellent copy of the other.
One last important detail that can not be ignored is that only from high above the Earth could the identifying geography that was utilized in the Moai art be viewed.
Lord Pakal (K'ininch Janaab Pakal) was an important Mayan King ruling in Palenque from 615 to 683. His burial being found in-tact was a milestone in "New World" archaeology. The sarcophagus lid in particular is a source of wonder, intrigue, and theories as to the meaning regarding the imagery found there. Clearly, someone on his sarcophagus lid crafting team must have had his/her pilots license, because Pakal's lid reflects some Earth geology one would have to see from fairly high up to duplicate a natural pattern... or was it the other way around? Either way, it does open up the floor for debate as to HOW.
New video explores other aspects of this artifact through a more complete observation.
Seeming to be a fairly recent victim of facial sabotage, one might think there is no way to gauge its tenor as a Wonder of the World, potent ubiquitous monument, and Kingmaker. The true age of the Leo/man is anyone's guess, but the smart money is on the slot marked "It was formed ages ago"". The Sphinx has specific features that show up on a grand scale geologically.
All over the world, it seems that there are consistent and clearly visible features in the geology as well as the ancient iconography, art, and architecture a theme centered around gateways and portals that are utilized, presumably, for inter-dimensional travel. The ancients had exacting designs in all things and this pattern shows up in places one would not always expect. Using Peru's "Gate of the Gods" as a template, one can find countless examples of these gates everywhere, and we've assembled just a few of them here.
All over the world, there are geological representations of what appear to be serpent heads of many sizes . Always with the same shape and design, these serpent heads can be seen at pivotal locations that have been major sites for significant changes in Earth's history and pre-history. At the location of the asteroid hit that eliminated the dinosaurs there is a large serpent head. At the separation of the continents there are appearances of that old garden Titanoboa (e.g. between Antarctica and South America).. The slideshow aligns these earthly examples and equalizes the sizes so that this point may be more clearly made.
Coming soon (under construction)
The first slide show in this series centers around the Fiji Island chain and its contribution to the appearance of the Moai.
Next is he Ring of Fire and the back-art of the Moai from the British Museum. The last in the Moai series is the extended hand across the Pacific Ocean to North America.
One last important detail that can not be ignored is that only from high above the Earth could the identifying geography that was utilized in the Moai art be viewed.
Easter Island Moai bare Birthmarks of Fiji Islands Ring of Fire and Earth Creators
A fresh look at the famous sarcophagus lid from Mayan Lord Pakal's tomb as well as it's message of cosmic and Earthly incarnation/rebirth. A new observation is revealed and explored.
To the right is a photo of the Milky Way as seen from Earth. In the course of the populating many memory cards with thousands of photographs for this website, a running theme among some of the imagery became clear. This theme appears in so many different ways that it becomes ponderous, just what is it that image wants anyway?... and more importantly, what does it mean?
The parts of a living thing contain the same DNA of the whole. The theory on the repeating galaxy-from-Earth image is that topics centered around creativeness (art) and the creation itself (nature) are where a template-like image parity is most commonly observed... So it's not a complete answer (to the question, "what does it mean"), but perhaps it's a good place to start. Creativeness (art) and the Creation (nature) both inevitably allude to the function of creating.
The universe is a revelation of it's Creator's artfulness in it's conception/execution and, for the observant, this quality is indeed reflected throughout all of nature. As importantly, the echos of the Creators design are carried out (mostly unwittingly), by the intelligent beings that make up a familiar component of the creation, as well as all beings that bear Spirit. Spirit being the indispensable quintessence upon which all material creation manifests from the atom to our friend here, the Milky Way.
Even for the science purist and/or the irreligious, the beauty and splendor of the universe is worthy of all we can humanly afford in the form of true awe. This observation alone may lead to the question of "intelligent design". One may argue that not only is the design intelligent, it is also observably brilliant, mathematically consistent, and cleverly ironic. For those who have noticed these and other revelations, this question of intelligent design has been more than satisfactorily answered. Really, there's no question about it at all.
The Milky Way Galaxy
It has been asserted that quantum physics is for the study of the smallest that occupy the universe. But that notion isn't sufficient for the whole of quantum science. Particularly when one considers the quantum "behavior" of matter, (even atomic particles and photons) which must be inherently different from predictable unchanging variables of matter when using Newtonian physics. The main reason being that "behavior" itself is a component of intelligent decision making processes and is usually only assigned to thinking and living things (that is, thinking and living as we recognize and define those traits).
What has always been expressed as the domain/dimension of spirit(s) and their activity/behavior is fundamental to the measure and functionality of quantum mechanics/physics, although this has not been officially asserted yet by the scientific community as a monolithic homogeneous collective. Nonetheless... for people, Spirit activity will likely begin to find its illumination, in the scientific sense, through quantum physics/mechanics from microcosmic through to macro cosmic in scale. Even, necessarily, to the infinite.
The entire Universe is imbued with spirit, as the Universe itself has its spirit. Just as humans have cells imbued with genetic material and each cell to its function, so has the Universe its many small parts that are each to their space/time. It has been posited that space and time, as concepts and as universal components of reality did not (arguably) exist before the existence of the universe itself. If this were so, then spirit could not have existed prior to the existence of the universe. So it may be theorized that they (space/time/spirit) have always existed as there was no such thing as time, space, spirits, or existence of anything at all before the universe sprang into being. However (and it's a big "however"), infinite non-existence (nothingness) is inverse to infinite being, but is equally infinite. It follows that the Spirit of the Universe did not begin with space/time or even with the universe, The assumed genesis of the Spirit of the Universe and of all spirits in the universe, (the moment we call the "Big Bang") was merely a quantum shift in qualified existential significe whilst maintaining every aspect of its/their inherent infinitude. This time , with atomic structure in the form of electron-exchanging particles and everything we call "matter" and "antimatter" as well.
"Let us make man in our image" - Elohim (a plurality)
A human is a manifestation of spirit, but not the only manifestation each spirit will/may necessarily experience. Just as man learns vocations and skills by grade, degree, or life-lesson, the existence(s) build the character of each spirit through their (potentially many) manifestations here, and/or throughout the cosmos. - May 2020 Ancient Amador
Physics, Science, and Quantum Reality = Body, Mind, and Spirit
Sometimes, regular old fashioned physics just gets in the way of important and genuine break-throughs in quantum physics. Its like quantum science was invited to a party to meet human understanding by regular science, but regular science has designs on human understanding and keeps preventing quantum science from meeting human understanding - even though they (all three) exist and are at the same party. The problem is that the path to quantum physics usually travels first through regular science and regular science considers itself the sole supplier and arbiter of all sophistication where human understanding of the universe is concerned... and unfortunately science is at times a prejudiced and philosophically stubborn old coot. Not like quantum science, though, which has fresh questions and revelations to enlighten human understanding... that is, if the old prejudices of science would, please, just get out of the damned way, already.
To wit - two of the most ubiquitously recognized mysteries in quantum physics stem from photon behavior. Specifically, the sympathetic relationship of entangled particles of light born of the same quantum "packet". Testing of photons that share this bond has proven that an entangled photon will instantly "know" when the spin of the an entangled twin particle is observed or measured, even if the particles are on opposite ends of the universe. The human involvement of observation changes photon behavior, which then breaks the bond with the entangled photon twins. This "break-up message" is somehow communicated faster even than the speed of light across unconceivable distances, rendering time and space irrelevant obstacles for instant mutual awareness of this change. In this example, we are referencing the apparent telepathic speed of entangled or "related" photons. Thus we have apparently assigned to photons attributes akin to sentient beings. It even seems, from this behavior, that photons are self-aware... seems.
This brings to mind the most fundamental question of just what it is that makes a thing sentient, communicative, and alive. Because those are the traits of living and thinking things, regardless of dimensional occupation and/or location (presumably). Because those decisions are, by definition, products of thought and consideration. Life as we know it also has its physical component. In the scientific tradition, it could be said that it is the interaction of our body and mind, with impulses sent from our brains through our nervous system that activates the machineries of our physical form that animates us.
But what of Spirit? As far as we know, science has yet to properly acknowledge even the existence of spirit, but quantum science may have stumbled headlong into a paradox whose possible solution includes the existence of a classical concept of spirit... and not only on a human level, but necessarily on a cosmic universal level that is in touch even with particles of light.
But photons don't have brains, nor body mass (as such)... how are the communications of changing behavior of entangled photons accomplished on the quantum level? Quantum physics is slowly waking up to face a reality that seems to be at odds with an antiquated science that accepts a set of physical "laws" and theories that satisfy only a percentage of complex, serious questions. Einstein knew these laws of physics that govern the general sciences were incomplete, which made room for the new science of quantum physics. Many masters of science consider belief in the existence of such a thing as Spirit is at best, a belief that is engaged in pseudo-science... a quaint relic of our human tendency toward superstitiousness and religious obsession. This attitude separates the field of science from the field of philosophy and causes even great minds to miss the biggest picture of all. In time, perhaps even garden variety science will develop a technology that will prove to species-wide satisfaction that all matter, all light particles, and even the vastness of "empty space", EVERYTHING is enjoined with (or in the midst of) spirit. Also, that all things react to spirit and are informed by the omnipresence of Spirit. Yes, even on the universe level.
To illustrate - when someone is confronted with a startling piece of information, the whole person is responsive to that news because a person is also a singular entity, and in that sense, reacts as a whole individual. This is illustrative to the photon-across the universe instant "awareness" example revealed by quantum physics if one considers that the universe is not only the sum of its myriad parts, but it is a whole and single autonomous entity as well, reacting to real events it is aware of. Spiritually speaking, It is not only the product of all collective parts, it is a also a being with its own individual spirit... just like us, from a certain perspective. We individual humans are not only the sum of our bits. As long as we live, we are made of living cells, which in turn are made of individual molecules made of interacting atoms which are made of protons, electrons, and neutrons etc. But we are also individuals that have names and bank accounts and library cards accredited to those names on an individual basis. The universe as one entity and its relationship to its spirit is perhaps why entangled photons have across-the-universe instant communication. It is akin to the phrase - "the right hand knowing what the left hand is doing" which is elementary, of course, due to the fact that both hands are presumably connected to the same central nervous system.
Then there is the question of why human observation and/or measurement can (and do) effect the trajectory of photons. Could it have to do with the spirit imbued within us, and in turn, its connection to the spirit of the whole universe? Could it be the spirit of the universe, in its singular sense, instantly recognizes the events occurring throughout the cosmos that pertain to spirit? Is there a special relationship between light, spirit, and universe? Even quantum science has yet to reach full grasp of these questions, and indeed another entirely new branch of science may be required to effectively articulate satisfactory answers.
Archaeological data of our most advanced ancient civilizations suggest we have explored these (and other very advanced) mysteries, and maybe even in the deepest antiquity, the answers were shared with our species, but through the rise and fall of many civilizations, this information has been obscured, lost, or become indiscernible from fantasy and/or fiction. So the short answer to these questions in a universe devoid of spirit would always be, "We just don't know yet". We are rescued then, from an immortal state of non-understanding and universal unawareness by the quantumly demonstrated (though not yet recognized) reality of the existence of something known by many names all over the world since time immemorial, but in this context we'll call it Universal Spirit. Omnipresent, Invisible, and clearly very real after all.
- December 2020 Ancient Amador Gold
Creation and creativeness are best witnessed in art and in nature. The Book of Genesis has been with us for a very long time and a few rewrites have been tabled in that period, but the important elements have, more or less, remained in place. The Periodic Table of the Elements found its genesis in 1869. Interestingly, they share many important commonalities, and it bears consideration that the Book of Genesis may indeed contain within its early chapters an insight to the nature of the newborn Universe as it was forming its first components, namely Hydrogen and Helium (and all that fell afterward). While we are on the topic of names, The name Adam is phonetically similar to the Egyptian god Atum who, according to the Egyptian Book of Going Forth by Day (a.k.a. Book of the Dead) was the "primeval sun god worshiped at Heliopolis, also the aged sun at its setting" and thus associated with the Creation and in particular, our local star (the relevance of this point will soon be made apparent). The atom is the foundational increment of material and the Periodic Table of the Elements shows the known atoms, their weights, their abbreviated names etc. The first elements in the table are Hydrogen and Helium. Most astrophysicists would assert that when our universe was at the earliest stages of development, it was populated by only the lightest atoms. Hydrogen atoms, due to gravity, coalesced into dense clouds which eventually ignited to form the first stars, the eventual nova explosions of which would see the atomic exchanges responsible for the creation of the second atom on the table, Helium. Helium is heavier than Hydrogen due to it having absorbed the free electron released during these events. These stellar explosion's are also responsible for the increasingly heavier elements that began to materialize as the young universe progressed. Since our point here is fundamental, we'll just stay with the simplest stardust elements - Hydrogen and Helium. Back to Genesis. The original Hebrew word, "tsela" (that was perhaps mistranslated to "rib"), appears in the passage referring to what was taken from Adam in order to create Eve. Some scholars suggest "tsela" would more accurately be translated to "curve" or "side". So it has long been an accepted notion that the second person was created from a piece of the first. Back to the Periodic Table. What was taken from the Hydrogen atom to create Helium? An electron. The Helium atom has 2 electrons, while the Hydrogen atom has only one. An electron orbits its nucleus in a curve, on the side, sort of like a rib. Thus the first Atom gave of itself to create Eve... er, Helium, that is.
Is it such a large stretch to draw a connection between the Biblical story of Creation and the scientifically accepted sequence of the material elements of creation? Could there be an intentional link between Atum, Adam, and the atom? Could the Bible have many examples of complex Star Trek-3D Chess-like puzzles within it's pages? If so, could the book of Genesis be the best place to signal the tone of all the books that follow by being much more cleverly composed than can be casually observed? If these connections are the product of mere coincidence, it's a rather unique series, marrying science and theological literature in a wildly unlikely collection of incredible/impossible cross-generational puns. But If, however, these consistencies were intentionally placed as a kind of multi-layered puzzle - A nonsequiturian "Easter egg" of sorts, for us to find... a three chalkboard-filling equation to figure out... then it is yet more evidence of the grandest sense of humor applied to an ingenious ability to give layers of meaning and relevance to natural, artistic, and written assets. Add to that, the ability to cross civilizations and millennia conveying the most essential points of enlightenment and spiritual epiphany.
- Ancient Amador Gold -December 29 2020
The irony of infinity
It is striking to see modern scientists on television answer some of the most fundamental questions with, "I don't know, no one knows". This is honesty from an unexpected source in the context of articulating the cosmic algebra where equations include the infinity variable. It has been said in a variety of ways that when infinity arrives to the theorem, the science is mistaken (and therefore thrown out). This is a problem when figuring the gravity of supermassive black holes as well as equating the forces available at the moment of the creation of the universe. The proof is what is so unacceptable that it goes dismissed. One easy way to embrace the concept of infinity is to start by thinking of absolute infinite nothingness and invert it. Sort of like binary (just 0 or 1). But of course, infinite things can not be beholden to measurements and limits familiar to our human minds that have perceived everything to have a beginning and an end. Perhaps it helps to remember that both infinite nothingness and infinite somethingness have their infinite quality, and that infinite somethingness looks like infinite nothingness from the infinite nothingness perspective and vice versa and that they are both correct.
Ancient Amador Gold March 2021
The most ancient bona-fide artistic references from all over the world feature common elements (sans pareidolia). From Egypt to Hawaii to Easter Island to the Americas, to the extruded halls of Angkor Wat, if one looks very carefully, these common elements in the art will reveal themselves, and in the most unexpected and beautifully poetic ways. No examples for you here, the joyful sense of discovery would be destroyed and all that work would certainly have a diminished effect. Trust and believe there is always more about the ancients than meets the eye. Especially where art is concerned.