Family Background & the Beginning of Awareness

This is my piece of the puzzle.  This information was received by me in an intuitive, co-creative process with the Universe because I really wanted to know the truth of who built the megaliths, and it led to all the information I shared in my video and much more.  It is clear to me that this information was given to me to bring it to light.  Please watch the foundational video on this blog of “Physical Evidence for the Layout of a Planetary Grid System…and a Suppressed Global Civilization.


There is no place on the planet that this civilization is not.  Like I said in the video, the evidence is all around us, and below us, and hidden in plain sight.  Literally just outside our front doors, in our back yards, in our neighborhoods, in our parks, and road system.

The purpose of this blog is to show you exactly why I believe this, and provide much, much more evidence to support my belief, and information on other related topics.  Not knowing this information allows all the many crimes against Humanity, the Planet, and the Creator/Creation to continue unabated because no one knows about it.  It has been well-hidden for a reason by those who wish to harm us all for power, control, and energy.  Everything is changing, and this information needs to come back out into collective awareness as soon as possible.

I also believe, that up until 500 or so years ago, Humanity was on a positive evolutionary path and in Unity Consciousness, and that around 1492 was the beginning of the hijack of this timeline by dark forces, and the replacement of it with one called Rome.  Can’t tell you how this was done, just that it looks like that is what happened because the Ancient Global Civilization built everything on the planet.  The same styles/designs cross oceans and continents, from ancient to modern!!!

I am going to start at the beginning of my life, because this is a lifelong pathway that ultimately connected me to the Truth.  I wasn’t consciously aware of my spiritual path, and its direct connections to this information, for most of my life.  But I was connected to it from the very beginning of my life.  I am almost 55-years-old.  It has taken me most of that time to put all these puzzle pieces   together.  Starting this process by telling you about specific moments of awareness in my life journey is ultimately the best way to organize an overwhelming amount of information.

I am from a White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant (AKA WASP), solidly middle-class family, primarily with roots in the Deep South.

All my known ancestry goes back to the very beginning of what has come to be known as the United States, starting with the Mayflower’s arrival to the so-called Plymouth Bay Colony (I am a direct descendant of William Brewster, a moving force behind the Pilgrims, and the lay religious leader of the Plymouth Colony until the arrival of its ordained minister several years later) to the 1750’s with the influx of the Scots-Irish, my lineage through my maternal grandmother.  This is in accordance with the history we have been taught.

It is important to note, that on my Dad’s side of the family, the family history was repeated to my generation as that of the Huguenots.  That was all they knew.  No elaboration.  Just that they were French Huguenots.

Up until recently, the Huguenots were recorded in available historical references as Reformed Calvinists.  So the available information not long ago was that for some reason a Protestant Christian sect in France, the Huguenots, were persecuted, and even massacred, for almost 100 years.   Come to find out in the Internet Age, the Huguenots were Cathars and Moors.

I grew up in Montgomery County Maryland, outside of Washington, D.C.  My first home as a small child was in Rockville.   When I was two, my parents moved to Gaithersburg, which is where my earliest conscious memories are.  Not any big hits there until much, much later.

The family church I grew up in was Twinbrook Baptist in Rockville. When I started researching a couple of years ago, I found out that the Twinbrook area is adjacent to Rock Creek.

The softball team, of which my dad, an elementary school teacher and administrator, was a member, practiced at the Meadow Hall Elementary School field, which was right beside the church, just slightly downhill, and was the next street address over on Twinbrook Parkway.

When dad was practicing, and I was young, I, instead of watching the games,  I was always down off into the woods, right off the ball field, exploring.  It was a really cool place, in more ways than one.  What I remember is going down, down into the woods, and eventually finding really big stones to play in.  They were really fun for a 6-, 7-, 8-, or whatever-year-old, to play in and around.

This location was close to Lake Needwood and Lake Frank, and both are man-made lakes.  I will dedicate a future blog exclusively on the role man-made lakes play related to this subject and the cover-up of it.

In 1974, right after the birth of my youngest brother, we moved to a larger home in Rockville.  I always tell people we moved as close to Potomac, Maryland, as my parents could afford.  I lived here until 1982, when, after 1 year of junior college, I joined the Army for the Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program.  So this is where I grew up.

The house was brand new when we moved in – no trees, and the funny, almost comet-green color of sprayed grass seed.

The reason I bring this up is because the street we lived on – Lindley Terrace – on one end, some of the houses had a steep gradient on the backside – I mean really steep!!!  However, the houses were built on a predominantly flat surface.  The house my parents bought was on one of the flattest lots on the street.  This relates to what I now believe was actually underneath us.  Like, a flat-topped pyramid, perhaps?  I mean, when I was a kid, for some reason, I really made a mental note of the unusual features of my neighborhood street.

We were literally right next to the boundary fence of the Lakewood Country Club, with a golf tee area right next to the fence.  I will be dedicating a specific blog on how golf courses relate to the subject of the cover-up of mounds.

As a family we would go occasionally to Thurmont, Maryland, in Western Maryland, to Cunningham Falls State Park.  There was a picnic/swimming area at a lake, and then there were the falls themselves.  So I have memories of climbing up the big rocks of the falls.   I, like everyone else, had no concept in my awareness, that waterfalls could be anything other than natural.  But massive and block-shaped stonework is a recurring feature of waterfalls like what is pictured here.  Take a close look at the shape of the rocks in this photo.

Cunningham Falls

Before moving on from Cunningham Falls, it is important to note that Camp David is located in the vicinity.  As I learned more about earth grids, I found out that Camp David is situated on a nodal point.  It is the norm for centers of power to be on the earth’s power points.  There is a reason for this.

My house was relatively close to Great Falls, Maryland.  Access to the falls themselves, at least when I was young, was cut off after Hurricane Agnes went through in 1972.  There was access to an area with big stones that was fun to hike and climb, as well as the C & O Canal.   So, it was a place I went to many times with family or friends.

When I started to piece together that waterfalls, and canals as well, were part of the Ancient Civilization, I looked up Great Falls.  This is an aerial image of Mather Gorge there.  Now, I think the spin is how this could be natural, but look at how straight it is.

Mather Gorge 1

And here is how it looks closer to earth….

Mather Gorge 2

And then when you realize that part of the ancient civilization involved canal-building (another blog unto itself), then it becomes logical to see this as a canal rather than natural.

This is a picture of the C & O Canal at Harper’s Ferry.  They want us to believe that this was built in the early 1800’s.  So, what is wrong with that date of construction?  This is a sophisticated engineering project.

Harper's Ferry Canal

As a matter of fact, the C & O Canal parallels the Potomac River through this area for a long distance.  What technology existed in America in the late 1700s/early 1800s could have built a sophisticated project like this?  I am not aware of any technology that existed at that time that could have built something like this.  According to our history books, the second Industrial Revolution didn’t begin in the U.S. until the mid-1800s.

Harper's Ferry 2

My conclusion is that the C & O Canal, as well as the Erie Canal, and the St. Lawrence Seaway, and a canal system that covered the continent, was built by the advanced ancient civilization that was long-established here when the Europeans first arrived.  Again, when I say ancient, I mean a very old civilization that was living and flourishing in North America (and South America) when the Europeans first arrived.  And I have much more to say about the use of the word European to describe white people in a later blog based on my findings.  This ancient civilization was global!


Sacred Geometry, Ley-Lines & Places in Alignment – Pt 11 The Anatolian Plateau

In the last post, I tracked this alignment which originated in San Francisco through Van, the name of a city and province in eastern Turkey, and taking a close look at the history of this region in the Armenian Highlands; to the Valley of the Chimney Fairies in Goreme National Park in the historical region of Cappadocia, as well as taking a look at the region’s underground cities and above-ground rock complexes.

The Anatolian Plateau is called the central upland region of the ancient region of Anatolia, known as Turkey today. The region of Cappadocia and its Valley of the Fairy Chimneys in Goreme National Park from the last post is centrally located on the Anatolian Plateau.

Anatolia is said to mean something along the lines of “Rising Sun” or “the East” in ancient Greek, and has been a bridge between Europe and Asia for thousands of years.

In a similar fashion, Khorasan, the name historically given to the northeastern Persia Empire which came up in previous posts on this alignment, is also said to mean the “Land where the Sun Rises” or the “Eastern Province.”

The Anatolian Plateau is hemmed in by two mountain ranges – the Taurus to the South, and the Pontic Mountains in the northeast & the Kure Mountains in the northwest.

While I am here, I am going to take this opportunity to venture off the alignment and explore this ancient place because I know there is a lot to find.

The Taurus Mountains separate the Mediterranean Coastal Region of Turkey from the Central Anatolian Plateau, extending in a curve from the Province of Antalya in the West…

…to the upper reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the East.

Antalya Province, also known as the Turkish Riveria, is the center of Turkey’s Tourism Industry, and its capital, Antalya, is the fifth-largest city in Turkey.

It is the largest city on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, with a population of over one-million.

This is Kaputas Beach on the Mediterranean Sea in Antalya…

…compared with Green Sand Beach on the big island of Hawaii…

…Vaja Beach in Korcula, Croatia…

…and Grama Bay in Albania.

These are just a few of many examples I have found that demonstrate similar shapes and angles of beach and rocky coastline in very different places.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xanthos is in Antalya Province, said to be an ancient Lycian city.

This is what remains of the Nereid Monument in Xanthos, with its megalithic base, and believed to be a tomb…

…that was discovered by a British explorer of Turkey, Charles Fellows, who led the archaeological excavation of Xanthos in the early 1840s and shipped an enormous amount of antique monuments to London, where they were reconstructed in the halls of the British Museum, including the Nereid Monument.

Charles Fellows was knighted in 1845 for his services in the removal of Xanthian antiquities to Britain.

This is a surprisingly plain tombstone for him at London’s Highgate cemetery ~ I wonder what that signified!

The Lycian Nereid Monument was said to have inspired the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, said to have been built between 353 and 350 BC as a tomb for King Mausolus, ruler of Caria, a region of western Anatolia north of Lycia…

…and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was said to have been the inspiration for the old Standard Oil Headquarters in Manhattan…said to have been built between 1884 and 1928??

Lycia was a geopolitical region in Southern Anatolia, populated by speakers of the Luwian Language group…

… said to have been a language with a hieroglyphic script in use between 1,300 BC and 600 BC…

…and here are the Lycian rock-cut temple tombs of Dalyan, said to date back to the 4th-century BC.

…which are reminiscent of rock-cut Petra in Jordan, attributed to a people called the Nabateans.

Once considered part of ancient Lycia, the Olympos-Beydaglari National Park is located in the Taurus Mountains in Antalya, along the Mediterranean coast, near the Kemer and Kumluca Districts. It is also called Olympos-Bey National Park.

Hmmm. There is that “Khem” sound again. And Bey is one of the five noble titles of the Moors, along with Dey, El, Al, and Ali. Just a coincidence?

Let’s take a closer look at Olympos-Bey National Park.

The Olympos-Bey National Park contains the ruins of what was called the city of Olympos…

…and the park includes Mount Olympos, the highest mountain in Turkey.

This is not to be confused with Mount Olympus in Greece, on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia.

It is the highest mountain in Greece, and notable in Greek mythology for being the home of the Greek gods.

But wait…in North America, there is a Mount Olympus in Washington State, the highest mountain on the Olympic Peninsula there…

…and there is a Mount Olympus in Utah, near Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Range.

Named after Mount Olympus in Greece? That’s certainly what we are led to believe by historical omission, but what if these two Mount Olympuses in North America, and the ones in Greece and Turkey, are representative in some way of the ancient advanced civilization worldwide that we have not been told about?

Lake Egirdir is located in the Taurus Mountains.

The ancient town of Egirdir on the lake shore looks to have an artificial island, called “Yesil Ada” or “Green Island,” attached to it by a causeway.

There is also a protected harbor here at Egirdir…

…that looks like protected harbors I have seen around the world, like Olafsvik harbor in Iceland…

…Funchal Harbor on the island of Madeira…

…the harbor at Chichi-Jimi in Japan’s Bonin Island group…

…and the ports of Dover, England and…

…and Calais, France in the English Channel, to name a very few.

Heading east across the Taurus Mountains running along the southern part of the Anatolian Plateau, we come to the province and city of Konya.

The Mevlana Museum is in the city of Konya.

The Mevlana Museum is also the mausoleum of the Sufi Mystic Rumi…

…whose followers founded the Mevlevi Order based there, better known as the Whirling Dervishes, who practice a spinning dance used to connect with the Divine.

The Turkish rug on the left from Konya has similar design patterns to the Persian rug from Mashhad, Iran, on the right.

The heavy masonry of the Taskopru, or Stone Bridge, is a combined regular dam and bridge in Konya Province, a flood barrier said to have been built between 1908 and 1912 on what was called a ruined arch bridge…

…and Catalhoyuk is located in Konya Province, a neolithic city that is dated back to origins in 7,100 BC…

…and Lake Tuz, pictured on the top, is in Konya Province, the second-largest lake in Turkey, and one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. It is compared with the world’s largest salt flat on the bottom, the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.

Both are incredibly reflective!

Lake Tuz is situated on this alignment I have been tracking starting in San Francisco, California.

Further east, we come to more interesting places, like Mount Nemrut…

… in Commagene, a historical kingdom of Armenia located in what is now Turkey.

Mount Nemrut is described as a tomb-sanctuary built by King Antiochus I Theos, ruler of Commagene from 70 BC – 36 BC.

On the eastern side of the complex, there are what appears to be just colossal human and animal heads.

The question is: broken heads, like we are told, or buried heads…

…because, on the western side of the complex, there is a row of intact colossal full statues with similar heads…

…as well as a large relief with a lion superimposed with an arrangement of stars, and said to depict the planets of Jupiter, Mercury, and Mars as a star chart that gives us the date of July 7th in 62 BC, and is surmised to be an indication of when construction on the complex began.

At any rate, this is what the available information has to say about it.

Heading further along towards the eastern end of the Taurus Mountains in the upper reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, we are close to the province of Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey near the country’s borders with Syria and Iraq.

The capital of Sanliurfa Province, is Sanliurfa, also known as Urfa. It is also believed to be Ur Kasdim, or Ur of the Chaldeans, the hometown of Abraham, and is approximately 50-miles, or 80-kilometers, east of the Euphrates River.

The location of Abraham’s birthplace, with the entrance pictured here, is generally believed to have been in Harran, less than 20-miles, or 32-kilometers, from the city of Sanliurfa.

The Pool of Abraham, or Balikli Gol, in the city of Sanliurfa is believed to have been where Nimrod threw Abraham into a fire, but God turned the flames into water, and the logs into fish.

The carp in the Pool of Abraham are held sacred, and protected to this day.

Gobekli Tepe is an archaeological site approximately 7-miles, or 12-kilometers, northeast of the city of Sanliurfa.

In 1994, Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute reviewed an archaeological survey done in 1963 conducted jointly by Istanbul University and the University of Chicago.

The site was buried, and the following year, in collaboration with the Sanliurfa Museum, Klaus Schmidt unearthed the first of many huge T-shaped pillars.

More than 200 stone pillars in about 20 circles are known through geophysical surveys, with heights up to 20 feet, or 6-meters, and weighing up to 10-tons, and fitted into sockets hewn out of bedrock.

It is dated back to the 10th-century BC, or 12,000 years ago, and is considered the oldest man-made temple complex yet discovered.

Interestingly, there are animal reliefs carved onto the pillars like this one…

…compared with similar-looking carvings found at Cutimbo in Peru, near Lake Titicaca…

…and at the Lore Lindu National Park on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Moving northeast, close to the Pontic Mountains, is the city of Kars, in eastern Anatolia.

Kars is the largest city along Turkey’s closed border with Armenia, and a settlement that was historically a crossroads of Armenian, Turkish, Georgian, Kurdish, and Russian cultures.

As such, apparently it was of great interest, and the history we are told about it is filled with battles and sieges for control of it.

The Siege of Kars of 1855, for example, was the last major operation to took place during the Crimean War of 1853 to 1856, between the Russian Empire, which ultimately lost the war, and an alliance between the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain, and Sardinia.

Interestingly, in 1854 a British general had been sent to Kars by the supreme commander and chief of British Expeditionary Forces in Crimea to assess the situation.

When I look at this map depicting the siege, I see what appear to be at least thirteen star forts, and which appear to no longer exist in modern times.

Here is an antique map of Kars which also appears to show shapes that could indicate the presence of star forts.

I believe that star forts functioned as part of the circuitry of the original grid system of the earth, and were not military in nature as we have been told. I find them all over the alignments I have found, and they seem to have been prime targets for explorers and European European colonial empires.

The Kars Citadel is still here, though apparently only seven of the original 220 towers remain.

It was said to have been built by the Saltuks in 1152 AD.

There were canals in Kars…

…and these next two photos taken in Kars show classic mud flood evidence of like steep streets with disappearing windows at ground-level, and below-ground level.

Next, I would like to look at Munzur National Park on the Anatolian plateau, situated between the Taurus and Pontic Mountains, and the Armenian Highlands.

It is the largest national park in Turkey, and was established in 1971.

This is a bend of the Munzur River in the national park in Turkey…

…compared with Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona…

…this riverbend in the Hulunbuir Grasslands of Inner Mongolia…

…and the Yellow, or Huang He River, the Mother River of China.

The capital of Turkey was moved to the Anatolian Plateau in 1923, when the city of Ankara was chosen as the capital of the new state to remove it from the former imperial capital of Istanbul and to place the capital it in a more central location in the country.

It appears that Ankara is quite the mix of ancient and modern infrastructure!

Within Genclik Park, which is a public park just across the street from Ankara’s main train station…

…we find Ankara’s Luna Park amusement park.

I have believed there to be a connection between amusement parks and rail systems from the time I found this picture of Kansas City, Missouri’s Electric Park, an historic trolley park.

I find it hard to believe that extraordinary trolley parks, like this one in Kansas City, were built at the turn-of-the-century.

Electric Park was said to have been built by the Heim Brothers’ Brewery to increase their beer sales and trolley line ridership. This was the second version of their Electric Park, said to have existed between 1907 and 1925, at which time we are told it was destroyed by fire, the fate of many such trolley and amusement parks, especially in the United States.

Please see my post “Revealing the Significance of Historic Trolley Parks in the United States” for more information about this.

I also found that Mashhad, Iran has a Luna Park as well, in its Mellatt Park.

Mellat Park in Mashhad has amazing hydrological features and beautiful fountains…

…as does Genclik Park in Ankara.

Ankara was one of the main tribal centers of the Galatians, we are told. Galatia in Anatolia was part of the ancient Celtic World.

So interestingly, when I see Ankara Citadel, the foundations of which were said to have been laid by the Galatians in more ancient times (no date was given but prior to Roman times) on a prominent lava outcrop…

…I am once again reminded of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, which was said to have been built starting around 1100 AD on the plug of an extinct volcano…

…which is what I thought of when I was looking at the rocky outcrop Van Castle is situated on in Van, Turkey, in the last post, said to have been built by the Urartian King Sarduri in 900 BC…

…and the Kars Citadel, circa 1152 AD by the Saltuks, that we just visited looks similar to these other three places.

Yet all built by different civilizations at different times?

When Ankara became the capital of the new Republic of Turkey in 1923, it had been moved from Istanbul, the country’s imperial, historic, economic, and cultural center straddling the continents of Europe and Asia across the Bosporus Strait.

Prior to the capital’s move to Ankara, Istanbul was known as Constantinople, at one time the capital of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, and from 1453 to 1923, the Ottoman Empire.

I am immediately drawn to look into Galata, situated between theBosphorus Straight and what is called the Golden Horn, directly across from the main part of historical Constantinople.

In this history I read about Galata, the name is said to have come from the Greek “Galatai, referring to a Celtic tribe of Gauls who were said to have camped here during Hellenistic times before moving on to the Galatia region in Central Anatolia.

Why would they name a place permanently for temporary inhabitants that were only passing through?

The Galata Tower there absolutely dominates everything in its surroundings!

However, we are told the Genoese get the credit for building it in 1378, when they had a colony here between 1273 and 1453, at the apex of the walls of the citadel, also said to have been built by the Genoese, that no longer exists.

Here are more photos of the outside of the Galata Tower…

…and of the inside of the Galata Tower.

This picture of inside the Galata Tower…

…looks like the Basilica Cistern, the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul, and said to have been built during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I between 527 to 565.

The Basilica Cistern is located…

…490-feet, or 150-meters, from the Hagia Sophia, also said to have been built during the reign of Emperor Justinian I, between 532 and 537 AD.

I found this diagram showing the geometric lay-out of the Hagia Sophia…which contains an eight-pointed star.

The last place I am going to look at is the city of Izmir, a city on the western edge of the Anatolian Plateau.

The alignment I have been following passes through here on its way towards the Aegean Sea and Greece.

Known in times past as Smyrna, from ancient times to around 1930, at which time it became predominantly known by its Turkish counterpart, Izmir.

Izmir has more than 3,000 years of recorded urban history…

…and up to 8,500 years as a human settlement since the Neolithich area, with Yesilova Hoyuk being continuously inhabited at least between 6,500 BC and to 4,000 BC.

Discovered in 2003, the Yesilova Hoyuk site was at some point in its history…

…covered in silt.

Silt is defined as a fine sand clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment.

Izmir’s Metropolitan area extends along the outlying waters of the Gulf of Izmir, where we see what appears to be a shaped, masonry shoreline…

…and inland to the north across the Gediz River Delta, which has a shape similar to the Connecticut River along the Vermont – New Hampshire border in the United States.

The last place I am going to take a look at in Izmir is Konak Square.

This is the clock tower there, said to have been built in the Moorish style in 1901 by the Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Pere.

Levantine refers to the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Middle East, in the Levant, which included the country now called Turkey.

This is the Konak Pier on the eastern end of Konak Square.

Gustav Eiffel is credited with its construction in 1890, a French civil engineer and architect most famous for the tower in Paris bearing his name.

Konak Pier is now an upmarket shopping mall in Izmir.

There is so much more to find, but I am going to end this post here. 

It is clear that this geographical region known since 1923 as Turkey, for less than 100-years, and known as Anatolia for far longer, has a very ancient and storied and obscured past, which goes back at least 12,000 years with the dating of the Gobekli Tepe Complex, and with many places showing evidence of having been covered over massively with silt, or mud, or whatever would have caused things like needing to be dug out from the earth.

In the next post, I am going to be picking up the alignment leaving Izmir to where it enters the Aegean Sea.

Sacred Geometry, Ley-Lines & Places in Alignment – Part 10 Van, Turkey to the Valley of the Fairy Chimneys

In the last post, I tracked the alignment from Mashhad, the capital of Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province, the second-largest city in modern Iran, and at one time a major oasis on the ancient Silk Road; across the Elburz Mountains, and Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran; through Sari, capital of Iran’s Mandarazan Province, and situated between the slopes of the Elburz Mountains and the Caspian Sea; to Tabriz, a historical capital of Iran, and capital of the East Azerbaijan Province; and ending at Lake Urmia in Iran, the sixth-largest salt lake on earth.

I am picking up the alignment in Van, the name of a city an province in eastern Turkey, and on the eastern shore of a lake of the same name.

Van has a long history a major city.

It was the capital of the Kingdom of Urartu of ancient Armenia from the 9th-century BC to the 6th-century BC, when it was called Tushpa.

Tushpa was situated on the steep-sided bluff now known as Van Fortress or Castle (Van Kalesi in Turkish)…

…which is similar in appearance and location to the Edinburgh Castle, said to be somewhere around 1,100-years-old in Scotland on top of Castle Rock, which is called the plug of an extinct volcano.

Van Castle was said to have been built in the 9th-century BC by King Sarduri I, the third monarch of Urartu,who was said to have moved the capital of Urartu to Van.

King Sarduri used the title of “King of the Four Corners of the World,” a title of great prestige claimed by powerful monarchs in ancient Mesopotamia.

As a matter of fact, there was a time when Armenia was considered the center of the world, as depicted in this map.

So, in the case of Van Castle, almost 3,000 years ago we were capable of building massive stone fortresses on top of solid rock, not an easily location to built on by any stretch of the imagination…

…and apparently working with huge stone blocks was not a problem!

This is described as a bronze sphinx dated to the 7th-century BC, and said to be from either Tushpa…

…or Toprakkale, southwest of Lake Van.

Some interesting things I found about Toprakkale when I looked it up is that there is a high fortress there as well (and I find the flat landscape surrounding the hill and fortress to be noteworthy)…

…and it is known for being the place where the Toprakkale Shuttle was found, which was taken out of display in Istanbul because some believed it to be a hoax.

Others believed the Toprakkale Shuttle to be over 2,000-years-old.

I think it is important to spend some time looking throughout at the history of this geographical area because it seems to have great importance.

What was this place historically?

Who were the People of Ar?

They identify with that eight-pointed star symbol as well that I keep seeing everywhere…

…including, but far from limited to, the Gumti Monument in Faisalabad, Pakistan…

…and at the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad, Iran.

I also found this six-pointed star tetrahedron carved in stone on a church in Armenia’s Independent Republic of Artsakh…

…also known as the Star of David…

…and the Merkaba, the geometric shape of the Human Lightbody.

Some psychically-gifted people are able to see the Human aura, or energy body, but most are unable to see it without the help of Kirlian photography.

This is because the natural psychic abilities of Humanity have been deliberately deactivated by not teaching us about them, and by active efforts to close down our primary psychic organ, the pineal gland, also known as the third-eye, by doing things fluoridating water supplies, which leads to the calcification of the pineal gland.

Back to the Lake Van region, and historical Armenia.

The Armenian alphabet at one time was hieroglyphic…

…and in 405 AD, the introduction of the Armenian alphabet still in use today was credited to Mesrop Mashtots and Isaac of Armenia.

Isaac? A prominent Old Testament name in Armenia?

We are told that the Armenian alphabet was carved in stone in 2005 by Armenian architect Jim Torosyan in Artashavan, Armenia, on the eastern slope of Mt. Aragats, on the northern end of the Ararat Plain, near Mashtot’s final resting place to celebrate the 1,600th-anniversary of its creation.

Mt. Ararat, the legendary landing place of Noah’s Ark, was located in Urartu, and now it is part of modern Turkey.

The Sumerians called Ararat “Arrata,” and they tell of this land of their ancestors in the Armenian Highlands in their epic poems of Gilgamesh and Arrata, which also both describe a great flood which fell…from the highlands of Armenia.

The ancient metallurgical and astronomical center of Metsamor, near Armenia’s modern-day capital of Yerevan, gives its name to the Metsamor Civilization, believed by some to be the world’s first civilization.

This is Carahunge Stone Circle in southern Armenia, an astronomical observatory marking the movement of the sun, moon and stars.

It is believed to be 7,500-years-old.

Great Britain is much better known for its standing stone circles with archeoastronomical correlations, like what is shown on this megalithic map of England…

…and of Scotland.

The two photographs on the left show Armenian stone crosses, and on the right are two stone crosses found along the River Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland. Not identical, but similar stylizations.

Interestingly, I found this map referencing the Kingdom of Iberia in Armenia’s part of the world, the Transcaucasia, a geographical region in the southern Caucasus Mountains that corresponds to modern Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

I knew about Spain and Portugal being called Iberia, and occupying what is called the Iberian Peninsula.

I know there is a province of Galicia in Spain…

…and the region of Galatia in Turkey…

…and there was a Kingdom of Galicia & Lodomeria, located historically between what is now Poland and Ukraine, and which was dissolved in 1918.

This research led me to this map of the Celtic World circa 400 BC.

How and why did the history of this part of the world get so obscured? What are we not being told?

And when was what was historically part of Armenia was absorbed into modern Turkey?

What happened?

This is what we are told about Turkey’s history.

Ancient Asia Minor, or Anatolia, consisted of the majority of modern-day Turkey, which is a country in both Asia and Europe.

What is now modern Turkey was once part of the Byzantine Empire…

…until the Seljuk Turks started coming into Anatolia in the 11th-century.

They defeated the Byzantines in battle in 1071, and reign of the Seljuk Turks is said to symbolize the founding of Turkey.

The Seljuk Turks fell to Mongol invasions, which started in 1241.

The Mongols ruled as the “Ilkhanate” in Anatolia between 1243 and 1335.

Then the Ottoman Empire was founded at the end of the 13th-century in northwestern Anatolia…

…and existed as a vast empire and center of interactions between east and west until the end of World War I, when it was defeated as an ally of Germany and occupied by Allied forces.

At this time, the Ottoman Empire was partitioned and lost its Middle East holdings, which were divided between the Allied Forces.

Thus, at the end of World War I, the victorious powers sought to divide up the Ottoman Empire, and the 1920 Treaty of Sevres promised to maintain the existence of the Armenian Republic and to attach the former territories of Ottoman Armenia to it.

Ottoman Armenia was referred to as Wilsonian Armenia because the new borders were to be drawn by U. S. President Woodrow Wilson.

The Treaty of Sevres never came into effect because it was rejected by the Turkish National Movement, which used the occasion to declare itself as the rightful government of Turkey.

Turkish Nationalist Forces invaded Armenia in 1920 from the east, ultimately forcing most of the Armenian military forces to disarm, cede back the former Ottoman lands granted to Armenia by the Treaty, and to give up “Wilsonian Armenia.”

And during the same time frame, the Soviet Eleventh Army invaded Armenia, and ultimately took complete control of it in 1921.

Thus, the Turkish War of Independence initiated under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk against the occupying powers resulted in the abolition of the monarchy in 1922, and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. Ataturk was the first president of the new republic, moving the country’s seat of power from Istanbul to Ankara.

Obviously this region of historical Armenia was highly prized, and its people were persecuted and many were killed.

There’s a lot more to look at here, but I am going to move on to the next place on the alignment.

The next place I am going to look at is what is called “The Valley of the Fairy Chimneys”…

…. in Cappadocia, a historical region of Central Anatolia known for its unique cultural and historical heritage.

These fairy chimneys are in Goreme National Park, part of the Rock Sites of Cappadocia UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I find it noteworthy that shapes like these are found around the world, including what are called “hoodoos” in Bryce Canyon in southwest Utah…

…in Alberta’s Drumheller Badlands in Canada…

…the Torre Torre in Huancayo, Peru…

…in Renon, Italy…

…in Zaragoza, Spain…

…in Euseigne, Switzerland…

…and in the Puy-de-Dome region of central France.

Here are more in the Pasabag Valley of Goreme National Park in Cappadocia.

So we are told that these phallic shapes were all created by natural geologic forces.

Okay. Well, maybe, but I really don’t think so!

Besides so-called fairy chimneys, the region of Cappadocia has been determined to have 40 underground cities, of which 6 are open to the public:

The underground city of Tatlarin, considered one of the most important of Cappadocia’s underground cities, discovered in 1975…

…Derinkuyu, an ancient, deep multi-level underground city said to be large enough to shelter 20,000 people together with their livestock and food supply, and opened to visitors in 1969…

…the underground city of Ozkonak, discovered in 1972, which had a water well, pipe communication system, winery…

…and moving stone doors…

…and there’s Mazi Underground City, opened to visitors in 1995…

…Kaymakli Underground City, opened to the public in 1964…

…and Kaymakli is the widest underground city…

…and the last one that is open to the public is Gaziemir Underground City, which was discovered in 2006.

So not only is all of this massive stone-work going on underneath the surface of Cappadocia, it was also going on above ground.

Cappadocia is known for its cave-homes and cave-hotels…

…and places like the Keslik Monastery in Cappadocia appear to be carved right out of the solid rock…

…or was it built to look like it was?

The tourism center of Urgup is not far from Keslik Monastery, and here are dwellings found there.

And then there is Uchisar, located on the edge of Goreme National Park, with its 197-foot, or 60-meter, high castle-mountain, criss-crossed by passageways and was said to have 1,000 people living inside it at one time, but apparently not anymore.

I am going to end this post here, and pick up the alignment where it crosses the Anatolian Plateau in the next post.

The Relationship between Sacred Geometry, Ley-Lines, and Places in Alignment – Part 9 Mashhad, Iran to Lake Urmia, Iran

In the last post, I tracked the alignment from Pakistan’s Waziristan region in the Khyber-Pakhtunkwha Province; through Ghazni, an ancient city with a rich heritage in Afghanistan; to Herat, the third-largest city in Afghanistan, and referred to in literature as the “Pearl of the Khorasan.”

Mashhad is the second-most populous city in Iran, and the capital of the Razavi Khorasan Province.

Khorasan was a province in northeastern Iran from 1906 to 2004, but historically referred to a much larger area comprising the east and northeast of the Persian Empire, including, besides northeastern Iran, parts of Afghanistan and much of Central Asia.

While Khorasan is said to mean “The Eastern Province,”it is also said to mean “The Land of the Sun.”

During the Qajar Dynasty and Empire, of what was then called the Sublime State of Persia between 1789 and 1925, Britain supported the Afghans to protect their East India Company.

I have encountered the very active hand of the British East India Company in the take-down of the old empires of this part of the world while tracking this alignment.

So Herat in Afghanistan, which I visited in the last post, was separated from Persia, and the King of Persia, Nasser-al-Din Shah was unable to defeat the British to take back Herat.

Nasser-al-Din Shah was born in 1848 and assassinated in 1896 while in prayer at the Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine in Rey, what is called the oldest existing city in Tehran Province.

Persia was compelled by treaty not to challenge the British for Herat and other parts of what is today Afghanistan. Khorasan was divided into two parts in 1906, with the eastern part coming under British occupation, and the western section remained part of Persia, shown here.

Seems like dividing and partitioning were used as weapons in the dismantling and reorganization of once mighty empires.

Persia historically was part of the vast Persian Empire, which in more ancient times, as we are told, included all of the following present-day countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

On the Nowruz, or New Year, of 1935, the Shah of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi asked foreign delegates to use the term Iran in formal correspondence.

This also changed the usage of the country’s national identity from Persian to Iranian.

Reza Shah Pahlavi was deposed in September of 1941 as a result of the British and Soviet Invasion of Iran during World War II because he was seen as a German ally even though Iran had maintained neutrality in the conflict, which took place purportedly to secure Iran’s oil fields and ensure Allied supply lines along the Persian Corridor.

He was replaced as Shah by his young son at the time, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi…the last Shah, or Emperor of Iran.

Shah Reza Pahlavi was overthrown as Iran’s Head-of-State on February 11, 1979, after which time the country became the Islamic Republic of Iran, with what is called a unitary theocratic-republican authoritarian presidential system subject to a Supreme Leader, or Grand Ayatollah.

So things changed considerably for the people in the Islamic Republic of Iran after 1979. This picture of the citizenry was taken in 2012…

…and these pictures were before the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

So what has been going on here?

How did Islam in Persia/Iran morph from the Sufi Islam of Rumi, a 13th-century Persian from the Greater Khorasan…

…who was an Islamic jurist, scholar, theologian, mystic and poet…