Icon pyramidThis book is the culmination of many years research into our ancient past. It focusses on the strange world of the Great Pyramid, The Great Flood, Noah, the Garden of Eden, Greek Myths, anomalous stars, cyclic catastrophes and related material. In addition, the book draws upon the insight, explained in Minds Make the World, that our reality is not purely physical, as we’re told by scientific peers, but that it is in fact an electromagnetic pattern manipulated by minds. This is a key idea because we study our ancient structures with a clear, scientific eye, and inspect the content of our ancient myths with the understanding that the universe is an energy pattern created by minds, then we can form a radically new, and profound, understanding of our origins. We can also develop a new and better understanding of who else is out there in the universe. The book includes a lot of unique ideas, as far as I am aware. For example, it shows that advanced astronomical information was passed on to priests in the ancient world, who then hid that information and encoded it into mythical tales as Memory Palace stories. When that information is decoded, it becomes clear that our ancient forebears knew advanced information about our neighbouring star-systems. What’s more, they knew that many of those star-systems were inhabited.

Ancient Secrets, Future Warning is now available from Amazon. Its paperback ISBN number is 979-8-5331-6915-8.

Here is its introduction:

Something is odd about our ancient past. Officially, our scientific and academic establishment have a detailed description of how we developed as a species, and how our civilisations began. Much of it does seem reasonable and authoritative, but certain elements don’t make sense. For example, officially, our species, Homo sapiens or humans, evolved from apes in around two million years. This sounds reasonable but in 2004, a group of scientists published a paper in the prestigious science journal Cell, entitled Accelerated Evolution of Nervous System Genes in the Origin of Homo sapiens. In the paper, they explain that they studied the differences in the DNA between humans, primates and rodents, and the genetic changes needed for humans to have bigger brains, and for those bigger brains to work. The team make it clear, in their paper, that such a brain expansion is not a simple task, biologically. It requires an extensive and specialised set of genetic alterations. Most importantly, these changes must occur at the same time. For example, if a primate species gains a gene that makes their brain bigger, their skull will need to be bigger too. What’s more, they’ll need an increased blood supply to feed that bigger brain. This in turn will require a stronger heart. In addition, their neck muscles and spine will need to be stronger to support their larger head. The females of that species will also need wider hips and other reproductive changes to safely give birth to such big-headed infants. In other words, a whole raft of specific genetic alterations must occur, at effectively the same time, for that species’ brain increase to work. The most likely way this would proceed would be that the species develops a very small increase in brain size, and the other genetic changes, needed to cope with this increase, are also, slowly acquired. Once that process is complete, and a new version for species is functioning with that slightly larger head, then another very small increase in brain size occurs, and so on. But this didn’t seem to have happened with homo sapiens. Somehow, our species gained all the needed changes to have a much larger head in a very short period of evolutionary time. To quote from the paper:

“It has long been noted that brains of various extant and extinct primates display remarkable variation in size, organization, and behavioral output (Noback and Montagna, 1970; Armstrong and Falk, 1982; Byrne and Whiten, 1988; Matsuzawa, 2001). This is particularly true for the evolutionary lineage leading from ancestral primates to humans, in which the increase in brain size and complexity was remarkably rapid and persistent throughout the lineage (Jerison, 1973; Walker et al., 1983).”

I’ve marked the two ‘remarkables’ in bold, in this paragraph, to emphasise what seems to be astonishment by the scientists, at what they found. Another ‘remarkable’ turns up in later the paper:

“It is remarkable that 17 out of the 24 primate-fast outliers are linked to the regulation of either brain size or behavior.”

In other words, the scientists make it clear that it is incredible that Homo sapiens picked up the entire set of rare and exceptional genetic changes needed to develop a larger brain, even though some of these genetic changes were not even part of normal mutational behaviour (hence the word ‘outliers’).

In order to understand the sheer unlikelihood of Homo sapiens gaining all the required genetic changes to have a bigger brain, in only two million years, it’s worth remembering that the process of evolution by random mutation occurs extremely slowly. In order for any species to evolve, the DNA of one of its members must change, through a random event, into a new form, producing a physical change that is beneficial for that species. This event, by itself, is very unlikely, as most random genetic changes make things worse. This new, positive, genetic change must also be present in the creature’s sperm or ovum, otherwise that change can’t be passed on to the next generation, which is also unlikely. This newly mutated creature, with its helpful new genetic code, must then mate and produce young that safely grow up, possessing the new genetic change, and not die along the way. These young must then mate with others in the species, preserving the gene in the process, and so on, until the entire species possesses that genetic change. All these steps are required for just a single, beneficial mutation.

Knowing this, let’s examine the official timeline of our species’ evolution, and its brain expansion, in more detail. Officially, two million years ago, Homo Habilis, with the brain capacity of 600 cm³, evolved from chimpanzees, which have a brain capacity of up to 500 cm³. One million years ago, Homo Erectus then appeared, with a brain capacity of 850 cm³. Finally, 300,000 years ago, we appeared, with a brain capacity of roughly 1400 cm³. Therefore, in an evolutionary eye-blink, our brain tripled in size, along with all the other physical alterations needed for our bigger brain to function, and for us to survive with a much larger head. The likelihood of a species tripling their brain size in two million years, through natural evolution, is like someone crashing their car, and then discovering that it had turned into a working airplane. Logically, something else must have happened. There seem to be two alternatives; either Homo Sapiens has been present on Earth far longer than 300,000 years, or we have been artificially altered or created. This conclusion is controversial, but the science is unavoidable.

The idea that Homo sapiens isn’t natural is hard to believe, but we’re not the only species on Earth that doesn’t make sense. In fact, our world is littered with living anomalies, one of which is truly strange and also quite tasty.

Amazing maize

Most people in the Developed World have eaten maize or corn at some time in their life. It originated in the Americas but it’s now almost everywhere. We sprinkle it on our pizzas or put it on our plates next to our steaks. This is a good idea, since maize is an excellent nutritional resource. To quote from Wikipedia, ‘Raw, yellow, sweet maize kernels are composed of 76% water, 19% carbohydrates, 3% protein, and 1% fat. In a 100-gram serving, maize kernels provide 86 calories and are a good source (10–19% of the Daily Value) of the B vitamins, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid (B5) and folate. In moderate amounts, they also supply dietary fibre and the essential minerals, magnesium and phosphorus.’ We’re lucky to have such a crop but maize’s everyday normality hides the fact that it’s a very strange plant indeed.

According to the standard texts, the cultivation of maize began in Meso-America (Mexico and its nearby areas) between 3,500 BC and 2,700 BC, although some recent research indicates that it may have been grown as far back as 8,000 BC. Maize, along with beans and legumes, gave societies in that region a complete set of nutritional requirements. The success of the domestication of maize could be put down to clever cultivation, slow agricultural developments over thousands of years, and so on, but there is no evidence that this occurred. Instead, maize seems to have appeared in the region, as a crop, literally overnight. There is no similar, wild, genetic relative to maize. Its closest relative is the wild grass teosinte, but the two plants are barely recognisable as siblings. The maize plant produces a large cob on a single stalk, bulging with fat, energy-rich grains, all wrapped in a protective husk. The wild grass teosinte, by comparison, is tiny, has no husk and grows many ears. Teosinte’s nutritional content is almost negligible, and yet somehow, that feeble, wild grass is supposed to have naturally mutated into maize in one go. The odds of this happening, understandably, are very, very low.

This strange appearance of maize has perplexed agricultural scientists. In 1969, they organised a conference at the College of Agriculture, part of the University of Illinois, to agree on how maize came into existence. According to reports, the conference didn’t go well. The more that its attending scientists discussed the origin of maize and how teosinte might have transformed into maize, the more they argued. At least one of them stormed out (according to the conference notes). It seems there was no easy answer.

We can see the problems involved in working out how maize appeared in the science paper, Studies in Archaeological Maize I: The “Wild” Maize from San Marcos Cave Re-examined, published by Cambridge University Press. It states:

“Cobs of the earliest known archaeological maize from San Marcos Cave in the Tehuacan Valley were re-examined to estimate their morphological similarity to extant Mexican maize races. Cursory examination of these 7,000-year-old specimens aroused suspicion that they are not very closely related morphologically to any thus-far-described modern Mexican race. Statistical comparison of the Tehuacan specimens with 30 races of Mexican maize fully confirmed this suspicion. However, the inclusion in our statistical analysis of an extant race of popcorn from Argentina morphologically similar to the Tehuacan specimens indicated that the two were virtually indistinguishable. These findings imply that the earliest maize from Tehuacan already was fully domesticated, its cobs exhibiting a morphology one would expect had maize evolved from teosinte by way of catastrophic sexual transmutation (Iltis 1983).”

The quote’s key statement comes at its end. To put it simply, maize appeared fully formed; there was no steady development.

In order to explain the evidence that maize appeared overnight, many scientists have concluded that the plant ‘evolved from teosinte by way of catastrophic sexual transmutation’. In other words, teosinte’s DNA was extensively changed in one go, producing maize. Some scientists believe that a virus caused this change. The virus infected teosinte, entering its cells, and making all the DNA changes required to turn that plant into a very different and very nutritious crop. After that happened, farmers then immediately noticed this weird, new plant, and quickly used as one of their staple foodstuffs. The farmers needed take care of maize immediately, as the plant is next to useless at naturally seeding itself, due to its fat, hardy cob. Left to itself in the wild, maize would rapidly die out. This, understandably, is extremely unlikely. The logical, scientific conclusion is that someone, with advanced DNA-engineering skills, altered teosinte so that the peoples of Mesoamerica could have a nutritious crop to eat. By strange coincidence, this is exactly what the tribal stories said did happen. The only difference is that they used the word ‘god’, rather than, ‘person with advanced DNA-engineering skills.’

Maize and Home sapiens therefore have one important thing in common. According to the evidence, they make no sense as natural developments. The only way to explain their existence is to conclude that something very different went on, on our planet, before the official dawn of civilisation. Our ancient past is not how it’s portrayed in our textbooks. To help rectify that problem, this book will try to work out what did happen, all that time ago, using accurate science, logic and reliable evidence. To start this quest, let’s study another item from our past whose origins don’t seem to match the official description: it’s extremely large, truly awe-inspiring and very, very dusty.

[Plot spoiler – it’s the Great Pyramid]