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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Eddie, yes, the shamanic civilization does still exist. It is accessible to mental sympathy through meditation, dreams and induced psychedelic visions. However, it has to have some cohesion, otherwise it has no tangible reality even within the minds of shamans. There has to be some kind of collective consciousness, which if strong enough would enable the created world to exist independently. How
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Hallucinogens would have been used. No question. But probably only by an elite group, who held knowledge of the deep unknown. That aid, I strongly suspect that shamanic trances would have been far heavily than we can perceive of today. They would have been literally death states, where the practioner would not have known whether they were going to come back from the experience, for in their minds
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Ray, our ideas are just that, based on all evidence available at this time. What I can say is that the more I read about the Achealean peoples of the late Lower Paleolithic the more I realise that they were far more advanced that we can possibly give them credit. They created wooden spears, cut, dressed and polished wooden planks, they had methods of creating fires on a regular basis, and deve
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Ray, our ideas are just that, based on all evidence available at this time. What I can say is that the more I read about the Achealean peoples of the late Lower Paleolithic the more I realise that they were far more advanced that we can possibly give them credit. They created wooden spears, cut, dressed and polished wooden planks, they had methods of creating fires on a regular basis, and deve
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Madeleine, Hi, I have looked into the place-name Qesem and see that its usual interpretation as a Hebrew word is "diviniation", as in casting objects that are interpreting as both meaningful and inspired by supernatural means. The cave itself was only discovered in 2000 when road construction collapsed its hidden roof, so there is very little chance of a direct continuity relating
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Drew, Yes, there is a route between the Qesem Cave in the Levant and the Denisova Cave, and it is for this reason that I am now speculating (on meager evidence, admittedly) that the Qesem individuals could well have been the ancestors of the Siberian Denisovans. See . It explains so much, and tells us why the Sunda Denisovans had a less evolved form of genome and do not seem to have developed
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Drew, The reference to the 400 kya spear discovery from Germany tells us it is important to remember that the peoples around at that time, such as the Qesem individuals from the Levant, were incredibly advanced even by this time. Read my article on the subject published in the past couple of days It argues that the Qesem people might well have been hybrids of proto modern humans and early Den
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Hi, maybe start with how I introduce the Denisovans in the intro to The Cygnus Key: <; This will give you a good idea who who they were, and how we came to meet them.
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Hi, it is my suspicion that any true lost civilization was wiped out long before the Younger Dryas ecent of 12.8 kya. We are getting echoes of its existence from the evidence of human innocation coming out of the Qesem Cave, and relating to an epoch approximately 420 kya. See my new article The question becomes, if the Qesem individuals were so advanced, then what became of their descendants? Wh
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9 months ago
Andrew Collins
Hi, yes, two adjoining fragments of a Denisovan skull have been found in the Denisova Cave. Their discovery prompted paleogeneticist Svante Paabo to comment: “They seem to have been very large and robust, even compared to Neanderthals,” adding that in size and appearance, “they were probably pretty impressive.” We need more to truly decide on the size of their brain, however. I suspect the
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10 months ago
Andrew Collins
Alexander 4450, Hi, many thanks for your encouragement. Just this week it was announced that a 420,000-year-old swan wing bone found at the cave site of Qesem near Tel Aviv in Israel was deliberately stripped of its feathers seemingly for use in ritual or shamanistic practices. The authors of a paper describing the find suggest that those responsible for the use of this bone were not just i
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10 months ago
Andrew Collins
Thank you, Graham. Greg and I appreciate your encouragement at every stage in this project, which alongside America Before begins to reveal the true origins of what we might see as the emergence of human civilization during the Upper Paleolithic age. I think the questions that need to be addressed as we go along are: 1. Who exactly were the Denisovans? 2. What did they look like? 3. Wh
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10 months ago
Andrew Collins
Drew, Hi, thank you for your informative thoughts on the AoM feature, and by virtue of that the new book by Greg Little and I entitled Denisovan Origins. Greg and I hope to cover many of the topics you explore already here. But just for starters, a few answers. Nope, never done LSD, and probably never will. It would just be too much for me. I panic easily. I took mushrooms when they were
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4 years ago
Andrew Collins
Hi, Spiros, Many thanks for checking into the Convergence Point featured in the Cygnus-Giza Correlation. Your observations are interesting indeed, and Rodney Hale and myself will certainly be looking into this ourselves, as quite obviously both Leo and the midsummer sun would have been important in creating an overall cosmic schema on the ground at Giza during the Fourth Dynasty. Clearly, what
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4 years ago
Andrew Collins
Hi. Have a read of this new article by chartered engineer Rodney Hale and myself that demonstrates the simple underlying geometry of the Giza pyramid field and its possible relationship to star alignments. It is published this month in the academic journal "Archaeological Discovery." The paper demonstrates a new approach to understanding the layout of the Giza pyramid field illustrating
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
drew wrote: > Hi there, > > I did a bit of checking around for some corroborating article > for the grotto, niches and bull figurine but had practically no > luck. Wiki has a small comment about it: "...At the western > escarpment, a small cave has been discovered in which a small > relief depicting a bovine was found. It is the only relief > found in this cave"
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
werewolf wrote: > On another issue many in unorthodox circles connect > RH-negative blood to the alien intervention theory ,claiming > those with that blood type factor are hybrids. > l'm not ready to go quite that far but there does not seem to > be much consensus how, where or when it originated, though it's > much rarer in Africa than in Eurasia.The closest l could find &
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Chris Jordan wrote: > Hi Andrew, > > By 'enclosures' do you mean the roundish structures that NatGeo > reconstructs as small dwellings like these. > > "Anlage" was the term coined by German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt to describe the curvilinear and rectilinear structures being uncovered at Gobekli Tepe. Anlage roughly translates as "enclosure", which ha
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
I am sure they are pens, not bags.
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
shiningfromwithin wrote: > hello andrew, > > i have two separate, unrelated questions (well, they may > actually relate somehow but it isn't my intention to link them, > i'm just putting two questions in one thread :) > > 1. i've watched the dating of G.T. seem to get progressively > older in statements and accounts since 1995 or so. it seems to > me that at that ti
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Further to my comments in this post, Rodney Hale wishes to make the following comments: "In discussing the visibility of Sirius, its brightness and azimuth/altitude are both important. The sources for methods of calculating atmospheric extinction are therefore highly relevant. "Your graph for Vega's declination calculated by two different programs show good agreement over the time pe
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
werewolf wrote: > After reading your book l was wondering if you had any > oppinions on what happened at the end of the Younger Dryas.By > all indications it ended as fast as it began in a handful of > years if not faster.The second great pulse of sea level rise > began then.l'm not sure what else aside from warming.But even > if ultimately a good thing it had to be a shocki
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Agree with all that you say. Just add that obviously at times of the re-advance of the ice sheets, such as during the Younger Dryas period, ca. 10,900-9600 BC, migrations are generally southward, which makes sense of why the Swiderians probably moved south from the area of the Eastern European plain down into the Caucasus region and then on into eastern Anatolia. Further clues of their presence
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Klaus Schmidt predicts that as much as twenty major enclosures exist at Gobekli Tepe. Four major ones have been uncovered, along with about a dozen minor structures, some no bigger than family-sized bathrooms. I suspect - especially if astronomical alignments were involved in the construction process - that originally one major enclosure was in use at any one time. Then, after its azimuthal alig
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Hi, The matter is not explained sufficiently online. A large number of academic and anthropological sources are cited in "Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods" to make the case. Can I suggest looking at these, see what you think.
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
I think the Vs are more likely to be water ripples passing beneath a trackway across water.
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
From memory, they are a quadruped (perhaps a feline), a crane-like wader and a frog-like creature (some suggest a lizard).
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Hi, thank you for your reply. I am confident that all astronomical calculations cited in the book Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods are accurate. If Rodney Hale wishes to comment further on your statements, he will.
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Thank you!
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6 years ago
Andrew Collins
Just found this regarding a button supposedly found in a cave in Croatia, which was unearthed alongside stone tools of a Mousterian nature, in other words they were produced most probably by Neandertahls. Naturally, there writer in question dismisses it as the consequences of the actions of a cave bear!
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