Now I got back to him about a month ago and have changed my mind about him. I think he is a good guy! I got some more of his books to my kindle.
I am not sure if he is right or wrong.
But I have had another look at UFO stories, like the one in Africa at the children's school. There was also a school near Melbourne, when we lived in Victoria. My son remembers the story, I did not. It was not his school.
What if this Palenque man is depicted returning home to somewhere in the sky? Do you know if he is supposed to be "a god"? I am not trying to make the story more complicated, but all these clever men with handbags who wanted to enlighten humans, get them to stop eating each other etc., they seem to have come from the sky. By their own wings or by vimanas or whatever?
Back to the handbags. Sunsets, really! The handles could be seen as the sun half way down, but not when they are being carried by these clever men.
And what are those rosettes they have on their wrists? No, definitely not watches!
I love it!
> Hi, greengirl
> greengirl5 Wrote:
> > Of course I have read most of Graham's books
> > a heap of others about our mysteries as humans.
> > This new to me Greek twist is very interesting.
> > don't think you have missed anything by the
> > of the list of contents!
> > One thing especially intrigues me, and that is
> > handbags! I don't know if you have any new
> > I won't look ahead, that would spoil it, and I
> > miss my place on the kindle. With a paperback
> > it is easier to look in the back!
> I don't know yet what our AOM has to say about
> handbags but there's another thing I'm curious
> about. I've started to think it doesn't matter
> what's IN the notorious handbags, probably only
> that they recognizably match the shape of the
> "handbags" that appear at Gobekli Tepi among
> other, more certain symbols of constellations.
> > There is also that picture, hmmm Pakals tomb?
> > -which Eric von Daniken is sure is an
> > It definitely looks like it, but if there are
> > aliens, what is it. All these handbag men seem
> > have come from the sky, and why wouldd they
> > teaching humanity all these things? Lost
> > Atlanteans with nothing else to do?
> I grew up with Von Daniken. It was he who
> rekindled my interest in archaeology after it had
> been squelched by people who just wanted to brush
> away anything that seemed out of place. Curiously,
> I seem to have outgrown a lot of it but I still
> can't actually come up with a better explanation
> for the Nazca figures than a spaceport where the
> aliens I don't believe in land their spaceships.
> Is "They must have looked really cool from a
> primitive hot air balloon" really any kind of
> satisfactory explanation?
> I think academia is probably pointed in the
> direction (or they are by the time someone gives
> them a little proper guidance) that what's on
> Pacal's tomb lid may be the Milky Way as the "Tree
> of Life" and that Pacal is shown cast in the role
> of a planet or constellation that is descending
> below the horizon into the "Jaws of the
> Underworld" (same thing as passing below the
> horizon). I suspect a planet because Pacal would
> seem to be descending backwards into the
> underworld in that scene may indicate a planet
> that is in retrograde (seemingly travelling
> backwards in the sky).
> Something that I think is remarkable about Pacal's
> funerary arrangements is that scholars have
> commented that it is equipped with "pyschoducting"
> so Pacal's spirit can get up out of it's vaguely
> fish shaped (on the inside) coffer and go for a
> little swim from time to time. How incredibly like
> some of the explanations that have been offered
> for the Great Pyramid shafts.
> > Angelis Wrote:
> > -----
> > > I don't know, although all those mythologies
> > have
> > > common elements they are quite different.
> > I
> > > would like to know is if those similarities
> > > due to a common origin, or a later
> > or
> > > both.
> The similarities could be because of similar
> content that is universally visible, i.e.,
> astronomy events, but I think even then it
> probably still begs for explanation for why
> the idea that the way to record astronomy data
> is to make up and tell mythic stories about what
> the planets did on a given day would seem to
> have been so remarkably universal in the
> ancient world?