Here I humbly reproduce a compilation of recent mailing list posts. I wrote them with the intention of providing some depth and elucidation to Varg's more outlandish suggestions in the Civilisation manifesto, while we await the release of his books on the subject. The material here should be regarded as only a brief glimpse into a new and rapidly developing paradigm of egyptology and archeology, spearheaded by the likes of Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Dr. John Anthony West, etc. It is intended as a temporary canvas upon which opinions of Varg's claims in Civilisation should be drawn.
A July day in 1960. Lt Colonel Harold Ohlmeyer, a United States Airforce Commander, sends a reply to Professor Charles Hapgood who had requested his opinion on a map of 1513 AD, called the Piri Reis Map. Lt Colonel Ohlmeyer's reply was remarkable; the map, showing the coastline of the east coast of the Americas and the west coast of Africa, also showed the coastline of Queen Maud Land in Antarctica free of ice ‐ a condition it had not been in for some 9000 years.
A July morning in 1999 and 18 men dressed in paramilitary gear are training in a field in Colchester, attacking an assault course before assembling a mobile helicopter.
Thousands of miles away an Egyptian police detail carefully guards recent amazing discoveries in the Temple of Seti I at Abydos.
Millions of miles away on Mars exists the site of Cydonia, where the Viking space probe took its famous pictures of the "face".
Amid ‐ and beyond ‐ this diverse background begins what Varg proclaims as the future direction of Burzum and the Heathen Front. He is presently working on translating his new books, but there seems to a great deal of confusion concerning his recent pronouncements, so I take it upon myself to provide what I hope will be an elucidation to some of his more remarkable claims, especially those concerning the homeworld in Sirius. Of course, Varg will provide his own explanations and perspectives in time, but it will come as a surprise to many that "Sirius" is in fact the focus of a genuine ongoing investigation within mainstream Eastern science and one which myself have been interested for some time.
What are we actually talking about here? I will make clear the audacity of the claim first, and then offer you an explanation. The claim is this: long before the Vikings and the Phoenicians, there existed another race of seafaring beings. This ancient people travelled the globe and laid the foundations to the glorious civilisations of Egypt, Azteca, North Africa, North Europe, India and far beyond. They were at their peak some 10,500 years ago, and possessed an understanding of astronomy that rivals the 20th century one.
This is certainly an extravagant thesis, but during the last decade it has been pursued with increasing vigour by a number of intellectuals, who claim to be on the verge of finding irrefutable proof for the existence of such a civilisation. Counted among this group are Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Adrian Gilbert and John Anthony West.
The mystery traditionally begins with the great pyramids of Egypt which stand on the Giza plateau. The first issue is their actual date. The traditional position is that the Great Pyramid itself was built by Khufu as a tomb during the Fourth dynasty.
There are some problems with that. The only time his name appears is as graffiti on a small area of a wall inside a small chambers. The rest of the structure is absolutely devoid of any hieroglyphic whatsoever, which is simply remarkable.
Carbon-dating stone structures is not easy to do, since all you can carbon date are living materials inside the stone. How old is the pyramid then?
The mighty sphinx, which of course stands close to the pyramids, has undergone extensive investigation by John West, who has unearthed some groundbreaking data on the weathering effects it shows. As you are probably aware the sphinx is carved in a ditch, and when we say carved we mean that it is actually designed using solid bedrock ‐ or to give it its technical name a 'yardang'. This ditch has huge fissures that run from top to bottom along its length. As you get further to the front of the sphinx they decrease in depth, this is due to the fact that it is on a slope. These fissures are actually weathering and it is generally accepted by the geological community that these fissures are typical of water weathering, not wind and sand. Wind and sand weathering gives a completely different appearance which can be seen on many other monuments which were allegedly built at the same time as the sphinx. The water weathering that is apparent on the ditch walls and the sphinx itself could only have been caused by a lot of water, much more than Egypt gets in precipitation in present times. However around 8,000 years ago the climate of the region was different and the whole area was a green fertile landscape and rainfall was much more abundant.
A suggestion that the sphinx is in fact 8,000 years old is a remarkable one. Who could have built it? Before we can answer this, we must address the fairly pressing and fairly famous question of the Orion arrangement.
Robert Bauval made the discovery that the pattern of the three belt stars of the constellation of Orion appears to be exactly mimicked on the ground by the pattern of the three great pyramids at Giza. The match is perfect, but far more amazing is the date when the constellation would have appeared correctly above them in the sky; 10,500BC.
Returning to the sphinx, it's constellation is naturally Leo, being the lion. At a particular point in time the constellation Leo appeared directly above where the Sphinx stands. The exact date of that point in history is: 10,500BC.
The constellation of Orion itself is remarkably omnipresent in the great pyramid. Two shafts lead from what is known as the King's chamber. One leads directly to the position of Orion in 10,500BC. It is generally regarded as a shaft that was intended to allow the King's body to ascend to the heavens. But was it more than that? Was it intended to actually take him somewhere specific?
The King's chamber is itself a remarkable symphony to mathematics. As Hancock points out, the room, made of solid granite, is built with exactly 100 blocks. It is a perfect 2:1 rectangle, and it's 3:4:5 right angled triangles show clear and full understanding of a theorem ascribed centuries later to Pythagoros. In one corner of the room there is what appears to be a sarcophagus, though there is no evidence of human remains. Here traditional egyptology and new theories strongly differ. Was it merely a place for the King to be buried? Or was it part of a ritual intended to offer Immortality? Learnt from, or perhaps even built by, an ancient civilisation who worshipped the stars?
Let us leave Egypt for a moment, and turn our attention on the magnificent temples of Angkor in Cambodia. They can and have been shown to clearly represent the constellation Draco, the great fire serpent of the skies. The date when temples and sky exactly correlate? 10,500BC.
Serpents are also ubiquitous in Northern mythology. Dragon heads decorated the bow and stern of every longship. And it is the serpent of Midgard, which is said to hold up the world itself. Here was a pagan culture whose people mastered the seas. But could they in fact have inherited this knowledge from a much earlier people who ruled the sea 10,000 years ago? We have already remarked earlier on the amazing existence of an ancient map which charts an Antarctic coastline that existed 9000 years ago, and we shall return to the seas later. But let us first consider the serpent itself, and the unexpected answer that the Nordic pagan culture leads us to yet another serpent worshipping pagan culture ‐ in Mexico.
It is said that the Egyptians never crossed the Atlantic seas. And yet the Mayas, the Aztec ancestors, built the most remarkably similar pyramids. The parallel, however, only begins with the architecture; it extends far further. Here again we see a tribute to astronomy and a culture with a vested search for immortality. The pyramid at Chichen Itza shows mathematical genius almost unparalleled in human history. Built between 1000 and 1500 years ago, it's four stairways number the days of the year; 365. Its axis lies directly on the south-east to north-west line, demarcating the rising and setting point of the sun on the two main pagan festivals respectively; Winter and Summer Solstice.
At spring and autumn equinox, a viewer is treated to one of the most amazing sights on the planet. The shadows of the pyramids' levels play off against a huge stone background to produce an amazing effect; the image of a serpent's moving scales as it ascends the pyramid.
The Mayas' fascination with the stars was an intense one. Their cycles of solar time were so good that they exactly predicted the solar eclipse in Mexico in 1991, over a millennia after they ceased to exist. As with the Egyptians, they shared a belief in Immortality. And as with the other serpent worshipping cultures, their religion required bloody sacrifices to appease the heavens.
Where did they learn their advanced mathematics? Where did they get such accurate astronomical information? Unexpectedly the unit of measurement by which they surmounted the solutions normally accredited to Pythagoros has been seen before ‐ it is the same one used in the great pyramid of Egypt.
How could the Mayas have founded their mathematical and astrological systems on an Egyptian culture which stands oceans of water and oceans of time apart? Let us first turn our attention elsewhere.
The Druids, long since eliminated by Christianity, were described by the Romans as priests of great wisdom, who believed in immortality and worshipped the stars. They are not thought to have built the many stone circles around Europe, but they may have possessed the Lost Wisdom as to their significance and function.
The megalithic arrangements across Europe are amazing feats of spatial calculation and physical achievement ‐ the largest Menec stone could only now be lifted by the largest of cranes, and yet it was moved over 50 miles. And yet just like the great pyramid of Egypt, they are devoid of any form of marking, writing or hieroglyphic.
But perhaps we are looking from the wrong perspective. We are looking for writing on these amazing monuments and find none. But perhaps they themselves are the writing. In Carnac in north-western France there are no less than 3000 unmarked megalithic stones, the largest of which once stood 70 feet tall and weighed 500 tonnes. Their arrangement is very deliberate, and the astronomical alignments imply that in theory hundreds of years of observation must have been required before a single stone was set in place. Research at Oxford university has suggested that the builders must have known the latitude and circumference of the Earth and even such advanced mathematics as both Pythagorean and spherical trigonometry. Yet dating suggests that the stones could not possibly have been put in place within at least the last 6000 years, and probably they are older still.
At Carnac there is also a burial mound. Here is the only evidence of any form of notation; huge serpentlike patterns that appear to depict some form astronomical information. Who wrote this? The only clue we have is the mound itself. The passage inside is made of granite, just like the King's chamber in the great pyramid of Egypt, and points directly at the rising sun on Winter Solstice.
Around 10,000 years ago the end of the ice age brought with it huge changes in the topography of the land masses. The area around Carnac became surrounded by sea. Today it is an island. Could its megalithic arrangements have been created by a seafaring people, who used the star to navigate in their journeys around the globe?
Every discussion of megalithic mystery entails some mention of Stonehenge, and this one shall be no different. Stonehenge is of course the most famous stone circle in England, and well known for its supposed astrological and mythical importance. Traditional dating of the stone circle was said to place its age at around 5000 years. However, in 1997 came a famous and major historical breakthrough. Around stonehenge there are four sighting posts. Two of these sighting posts make a line with what once were three huge wooden pillars. This alignment pointed to the most northern setting point of the moon. Stone is difficult to date, but wood can be carbon dated much more easily. Carbon dating of the remains of the wooden pillars in 1997 has now proven when they were actually put in place: 10,000 years ago.
Can all this indeed have been created by a lost civilisation who worshipped the stars and roamed the Earth? On Dragon Hill, in England, the modern Druids worship near the famous "white horse", a huge drawing etched into the ground. Extensive study by British astronomers have shown that this horse is in fact a near perfect representation of the constellation of the Bull. Yet how could the creators have been around so long ago, as to have seen that constellation rise over Dragon Hill?
In the Peruvian desert, about 200 miles south of Lima, there lies a desert plain between the Inca and Nazca valleys. This plain boasts the famous Nazca lines; incredibly huge line figures of men and animals, etched into the ground. So massive are they, that they can only properly be seen from an aeroplane. How were the creators able to visualise them? And why were they created? Many theories have come and gone, ranging from UFOs to astronomical symbolism to special enclosures for religious ceremonies. Gerald Hawkins investigated the astronomical possibilities in 1968, but was unable to find working correlation. Then in 1998, an astronomical significance was indeed proved, one so extravagant that Hawkins had not even looked for it. The spider, the most impressive of the many massive Nazca figures was investigated; the sightlines made from the legs and body of the spider were shown to match the movement of a single constellation across the nightsky through the ages. The constellation it tracked was none other than that same one represented on the Giza plateau in Egypt: the Orion belt.Introduction / Sirius / Nazca Lines / Ancient Maps / Links & Reference