A Weapon of Divinity
"They most likely worked best, therefore, when interfaced – by means now lost and unknown to us – with an intelligent and conscious user."
It's always been an intriguing thought experiment to consider whether or not ancient civilizations on our planet may have been more advanced than we currently understand. The glaring lack of evidence for these postulations has pushed such theories to the fringe, with mainstream archaeology dismissing outright the work of authors like Graham Hancock.
The academic consensus is that ancient texts are meant to be taken metaphorically, and any suggestion that the events described within them could possibly be based on actual historical developments invites nothing but ridicule. This is besides the fact that it objectively seems even more absurd to believe that the authors of these texts, spread across the world, all decided to conspire in their writings as if they intended their work to be decoded as a puzzle by their descendants.
In my opinion, Occam's razor points to these texts describing real events. Sure, they may be described in symbology and hyperbole, but the basic narratives appear to line up in a way that is undeniable.
But what if these civilizations, seemingly so separate geologically, shared something much more fundamental than just these similar stories?
In a recent interview with Polygon promoting his new "informed fiction" UFO movie, Monsters of California, Tom DeLonge made some very interesting claims. Keeping in mind the knowledge provided to him by his military and intelligence community advisors, his words about ancient civilizations in particular caught my attention.
Tom suggests our ancestors may have been more advanced than we currently understand in response to a question about life after death.
Most civilizations celebrated it because they had a larger understanding of how the universe worked. I think that ancient civilizations were far more advanced than we give them credit for. And I think that their understanding of consciousness in particular is what we’re finally rediscovering now.
Obviously, the definition of consciousness in our current paradigm is far from pinned down, but DeLonge's comments here do beg the question of what the correlation is with the advancement of civilization.
For the most part, our culture currently measures a civilization’s level of development by the sophistication of its technology. However, as DeLonge's Sekret Machines co-author Peter Levenda likes to point out, our level of technology does not equate to our understanding of science. Science and technology are not synonymous even though they are portrayed that way more often than not.
In my view, technology is a tool to interface with the universe in a way that is helpful to us, and science is the practice of implementing experiments to explain how the universe works. Technology may help us complete more robust investigations and record them in more detail, but it is not representative of a deeper understanding of nature in and of itself.
The question then becomes whether or not advancements in technology are required for our species to further our understanding of the universe. We know that the Minoans used "star paths" to navigate trade routes in the Mediterranean Sea as early as 2600 BC, so clearly their understanding of their maritime environment didn't require modern-day conveniences like GPS or radio communications. Who's to say the ancients wouldn't consider such contraptions a distraction, in contrast with many modern sailors unable to imagine voyaging without them?
DeLonge's emphasis on consciousness being the mechanism behind the ancients' advancement is also worth examining. If a more evolved culture had no need for technological gadgets to accomplish certain tasks then there would be no archaeological record of them because they did not exist in the first place.
But the question remains: at what point was this transition made?
The Cultural Catalyst
If we take the idea of "consciousness" being the missing link in our connection with the universe at face value, along with our resulting reliance on increasingly advanced technology, it is fair to ask at what juncture this connection was lost and why. For me, an interesting place to start would be around the Neolithic revolution about 11,000 years ago.
Those familiar with Graham Hancock's theories probably know where I'm headed with this one. Hancock proposes that a more advanced civilization lived alongside humanity and taught us agriculture during this time period, approximately at the end of the last ice age.
His theories have been attacked and discredited in a somewhat overly aggressive manner by mainstream archaeology, likely because of his insistence that the establishment is covering something that they find absurd. I would like to see this angle dropped by Hancock myself, but controversy attracts attention and the guy is trying to sell books so I don't expect him to any time soon.
Hancock's percieved obnoxiousness aside, the main argument against his theory is that there is no trace of this advanced civilization existing at the same time as we did. His critics insist there would be some sign of a technologically advanced culture in the archaeological record if these "gods" were interacting with humanity, as documented by ancient texts from around the world.
This is where both Hancock and his critics may be making illogical assumptions. The current argument is based on the idea that this theorized advanced civilization would be assisting us for altruistic reasons. This is the "love and light," "alien brothers" belief system that has been exploited by charlatans throughout ufology for decades.
In the real world, organisms usually do things that benefit themselves and their evolution. It is for this reason I find it strange that ulterior motives for a hypothesized advanced culture teaching humanity complex concepts like agriculture and astronomy are not considered.
Perhaps the benefits of agriculture are not all they're cracked up to be. A recent study on the impact the domestication of animals has had on our DNA through disease is striking.
Human civilization as we know it would not exist were it not for farm animals. But neither, it seems, would many major illnesses in human history.
For the first time, scientists have found direct evidence that the domestication and husbandry of livestock coincided with the rise of animal-borne diseases, like the plague (Yersinia pestis) and louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF).
Archaeologists have long suspected that as nomadic hunter-gatherers in Eurasia began to settle into large, pastoral communities around 12,000 years ago, the risk of pathogens jumping from animals to humans would have increased.
Recent advances in ancient DNA analysis have finally allowed experts to put that hypothesis to the test.
Sifting through 405 billion DNA sequences collected from 1,313 ancient human remains from across Eurasia, an international team of researchers led by geogeneticist Martin Sikora at the University of Copenhagen has identified numerous genes belonging to microbes.
Their sweeping search for pathogen DNA provided sufficient detail for a 12,500-year-long timeline on the emergence and spread of major human diseases.
The team's results are not yet peer-reviewed, but according to a pre-print paper, a substantial fraction of these microbes came from external, environmental sources, like animals.
While many microbes that infect humans remained steady throughout the sample period, zoonotic diseases – where pathogens spread to humans from animals or vice versa – were only detected from around 6,500 years ago.
In fact, the bacterium that causes the plague, which also lives in small rodents and fleas, and the pathogen that causes LBRF, which lives in lice, were both undetectable in human remains until around 6,000 years ago – a time that broadly coincides with the transition from hunter-gatherer societies to agricultural societies.
From that point on, zoonotic microbial DNA was consistently detected in the genomes of the ancient human remains studied.
It's interesting to note here that the Old Testament itself is divided into antediluvian and post-diluvian lifespans, and that agriculture started at the time soon after the flood as described in ancient texts from around the world. Biblical figures Adam and Noah are described as living up to around 950 years, while the life expectancy of men written about after the flood, like Abraham and Isaac, dropped to around 180 years.
Taken together, one could speculate that if an advanced civilization with knowledge of microbiology taught mankind agriculture, the ultimate goal could have been to lower their lifespan through the spread of zoonotic viruses.
Highly speculative, to be sure, but do we do what we do to our domesticated livestock for their benefit? If we could find a way to maximize their output for sustenance (or profit) we would do so, as has been the case for centuries.
But where are the signs of this advanced civilization, as Hancock's critics demand?
Hancock's detractors appear to expect evidence of his claims to manifest in the way of a transistor inside a sarcophagus. Funnily enough, when the former director of the Pentagon's UFO program, Luis Elizondo, spoke about materials being found with isotopes not yet able to be produced by nature or human science, he equated such a discovery to a 747 being found in King Tut's tomb.
However, in a separate interview, Elizondo also introduced a thought experiment when it came to an advanced civilization leaving its mark on humanity and the planet we inhabit.
You know, near-Earth celestial bodies like the moon, where you don’t have atmospheric friction. You don’t have the tectonic processes that we have here on Earth that are constantly cycling. Someone might want to put something on the moon, reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey, where you have these monolithic markers. That’s certainly one way to do it.
You know, you could put something where you don’t have those same processes occurring where maybe you might be able to extend your time twice as long for leaving some sort of archaeological evidence. The evidence could be right here. It could be right in front of us. It could be within genetic sequencing. It could be even more obvious than that, it could be the very fact that we’re alive and we’re on this planet is an example of some intelligent life, somewhere, making a decision that life needs to exist on this planet.
We need to be open to all of that, we really do. I think we need to cast a very wide net, and this is why we say all options have to be on the table until they’re not on the table, because you might be surprised. Something that’s super, super intelligent probably isn’t going to build a pyramid that’s only going to last, you know, 20,000 years. They’re going to do something that’s far more enduring that will really be, no kidding, many, many years.
Elizondo's insistence that DNA would be the place to look instead of monoliths is a very interesting thought in the context of the introduction of zoonotic viruses into the human genetic code. Teaching us agriculture was one practical way to accomplish that, as unexciting as that may be to imagine in terms of a non-human intelligence intervening in our evolution.
It's also at junctures like these in my research that I find it very interesting that individuals like Elizondo and Dr. Garry Nolan, who both have backgrounds in microbiology and immunology, have been asked to lead efforts on researching different aspects of the UFO phenomenon. Considering the highly specialized aerospace experts and astrophysicists usually consulted in this arena, I always find connections to individuals with expertise in microorganisms to be fascinating.
So could the evidence for this advanced civilization hypothesized by Hancock be restricted to an individual's DNA, or is there more earthly evidence that can be located outside the human organism?
Weapons of Past Destruction
These days, anyone who turns on the news for five minutes can see that our technological and spiritual evolution as a species is way out of balance. War, and the global arms races they require, show that the catalyst for developing each major advancement is almost always for the ultimate goal of inflicting the most death and destruction possible.
Dual-use technology — that is, technology that can be used for both military and civilian applications — is a major dilemma nations currently face. Drones, nuclear energy, and artificial intelligence are just a few examples of advancements that can be beneficial to humanity in previously unimaginable ways.
This appears to also be one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to the secrecy behind UFOs. The propulsion mechanism witnessed by military pilots and radar operators has been described as beyond next-generation technology.
The ability to harness this kind of energy would be invaluable to our species in countless ways, but the idea of such a powerful technology getting into the hands of "bad actors" is worrisome enough to keep it hidden away in black programs indefinitely.
The world has dealt with the same dynamic regarding nuclear weapons. Interestingly, there are signs in ancient texts that point to recent history not being humanity's first rodeo with such an existential threat.
Readings of sections within the Bhagavad Gita could be interpreted as describing a nuclear war long before the Manhattan Project came into existence. Weapons known as astras are detailed in the Hindu epics, specifically the Mahabharata.
A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe... An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendour...it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race. The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white. After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river.
The leader of the Manhattan Project, Robert Oppenheimer, quoted the Bhagavad Gita as he watched the first Trinity bomb go off, muttering, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” When asked if Trinity was the first ever nuclear detonation, he responded that it was "in modern times."
In the territory of Rajasthan in northwestern India, a layer of exceptionally radioactive cinder was found close Jodhpur, which was sufficient to warrant an examination. Afterward, the old remnants of Harappa toward the north and Mohenjo-Daro toward the west were uncovered in Pakistan, where proof of an atomic blast going back a great many years prior was found.
Mohenjo-Daro was worked around 2500 BC and was rediscovered during the 1920s. The site experienced noteworthy unearthings from that point forward.
At the point when the exhuming achieved road level, 44 skeletons were found dissipated all through the city, spread in the city, proposing that they had endured an unexpected and rough passing.
Certain zones of the site additionally indicated expanded dimensions of radioactivity.
English Indian analyst David Davenport observed proof of what gave off an impression of being the impact epicenter: a 50-yard sweep at the site, where all articles were found to have been intertwined and glassified—rocks had been dissolved by temperatures of around 1500 degrees C and transformed into a glass-like substance.
In his book, “Conundrums of Ancient History,” A. Gorbovsky says that no less than one skeleton found at the site contained in excess of multiple times the dimension of radiation that it ought to have had, and a huge number of “dark stones,” which were once mud vessels, were discovered combined because of extraordinary warmth.
Davenport additionally clarified that what was found at Mohenjo-Daro emulates precisely the impacts of the fallout that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki amid the twentieth century.
The idea of a nuclear war in ancient times might seem outlandish, but the language used in the Bhagavad Gita is hard to ignore.
In this context, further hints from DeLonge may also be relevant. As I’ve mentioned previously, he suggests that the UFO phenomenon may actually be interested in our nuclear assets for reasons other than self-preservation and concern for the planet in an interview with Linda Moulton Howe.
My advisory group said that there are various ‘gods’ competing with each other and competing through mankind with different religions. I do know that even as close as 36 months ago UFOs were shutting down our nuclear weapons in the oceans.
I don’t feel comfortable giving any more detail than that but what I do think is important here is that this hasn’t gone away. Do they not want nuclear weapons because if the nuclear weapons go off it can kill them? Or do they not want nuclear weapons happening because it contaminates the DNA of mankind and they’re trying to farm us for whatever reason they’re farming us for?
Considering what we’ve discussed about the possibility of an ancient nuclear war, along with the countless descriptions of flying disks and other aerial phenomena mentioned in the Hindu epics, DeLonge’s comments here imply a non-human intelligence may have learned a few lessons long ago.
If they are indeed “farming” us as DeLonge suggests, it is fair to wonder whether the Neolithic Revolution was initiated by the teaching of agricultural practices inflicted previously upon our own species.
This additionally brings a whole new meaning to self-domestication, a concept many anthropologists theorize we are a product of.
Returning once more to the concept of "consciousness" — and what DeLonge could mean by this in terms of the advanced nature of ancient cultures — let's dive into one of the more speculative theories I've come across in my research.
Author and researcher Joseph P. Farrell has laid out an expansive theory on the history of our species that has been spread over several books covering countless ancient texts along with several more recent works. Drilling into one of the more consequential aspects of his hypothesis known as the "Cosmic War," we find supporting evidence for an ancient advanced culture of interstellar capabilities that has attempted to pass on knowledge through certain networks of secret societies.
I will present his main hypothesis of the Cosmic War here, as it could present a solid example of what DeLonge is talking about when he speaks of the ancients using consciousness as opposed to common technology to advance their civilization. I will not dive into the deep specifics as I could never do them justice, and would recommend reading his books on the topics in full.
Farrell writes of the Tablets of Destinies, a Mesopotamian mythological tablet that gave whoever possessed it supreme authority as the ruler of the universe. He posits that pieces of this tablet may physically exist somewhere on the planet and speculates as to what "powers" certain aspects of it might possess.
Grounded both in the ancient texts and a modern physics interpretation of them, the Tablets of Destinies were most likely crystals of some sort through which light or other electromagnetic energy was beamed, and these crystals contained information. This information was the “holographic” interferometric “grating” or “interference pattern”, Bearden’s quantum potential “template of action,” the scalar signatures, of almost every celestial body considered important in, to, and by the civilization of the “gods.”
These priceless catalogues were, moreover, compiled relative to our own solar system as their physical frame of reference. Additionally, they included within their catalogue of “gratings” or “templates” the “subtle influences” – as an impressed dynamic – of consciousness. They most likely worked best, therefore, when interfaced – by means now lost and unknown to us – with an intelligent and conscious user.
This catalogue of interferometric gratings, based on longitudinal waves in the medium, was thus the central component of any communications system that held together their vast and interstellar empire, since only the gratings themselves allowed one to select the system with which one wished to communicate.
Similarly, these interferometric gratings were the central components in any weapon system designed to target celestial bodies from a great distance. Finally, the catalogue which was the Tablets of Destinies also likely included numerous gratings or templates of emotional states, which could also be impressed into targets from a great distance.
If this speculative hypothesis concerning the Tablets of Destinies is true, then it constitutes an explanation that explains why their theft at various times
Broke down communications between the solar system and other parts of their empire;
Caused the “gods’” extreme concern that they would no longer be able to rule because of their lack of ability to continue to manipulate their subjects mentally and emotionally;
Conferred hegemony to whomever possessed them not only for the above reasons, but because they allowed the targeting of scalar weapons of mass destruction at great distance.
In short, The Tablets of Destinies were the “software" gratings of phase conjugate mirrors for almost every celestial body that was considered important to them, that held their empire together, and made their scalar-and “electro-acoustic”-based communications and weapons systems work.
These tablets containing certain powerful physical properties in and of themselves have been a theme in Tom DeLonge's Sekret Machines "informed fiction" series as well, with these stones responsible for the propulsion system of the craft that can only be described as a UFO.
Throughout the series, tablets that had been glowing blue and recovered by the Nazi SS were found during archaeological excavations in Crete, and it is insinuated that having control of these stones would grant those in possession of them unparalleled power.
To me, this Tablet of Destinies may be what DeLonge is referring to in both his comments in his recent interview as well as his Sekret Machines books. This also may be what Elizondo means by "finding a 747 in King Tut's tomb." Furthermore, this may also be the reason archaeologists have found no evidence of "technology" left behind by an advanced civilization as we currently expect to see it, as the technology looks exactly like an ancient artifact.
Because it is.