The Ancient Astronauts and a New History of man

The Ancient Astronauts and a New History of man

by Leonard Farra

 Some of the religious traditions, legends, and customs of the Native Americans were remarkably similar to those of  the Old World. But, according to the established view, this is only a coincidence because there was no contact between the two regions before Columbus made his historic Atlantic crossing 500 years ago. It’s known, though, that the Vikings reached North America before him and  Gavin Menzies’ fascinating book, ‘1431’, provides evidence to suggest that a Chinese fleet also, previously, visited this region. 

What the conservative scholars overlook is that there is a considerable amount of evidence of earlier contact between the Old and New Worlds and it often takes the form of certain aspects of the star-god religion which was followed by people throughout the Early World. According to the Ancients, Earth people were civilised by great teachers who visited this world several thousand years ago and who later destroyed an evil race with a flood. This flood appears to have happened in the era around 3,000 B.C.

Symbolism was often used to express religious beliefs and a form of concentric circle symbolism, which the Sumerians associated with the civilising god Ea, has been found in  widely separated parts of the world. It takes the form of a rock carving in some European countries and it’s carved on the summit of a South American mountain. It is also one of the many mystical designs in the Nazca Desert in Peru and is alluded to in a North American Native legend. Another Early World symbol, the Classical Labyrinth Design, has also been found in many parts of world from the British Isles to Egypt, India, Afghanistan etc. How, then, did it reach the North American Hopi Indians if not by contact ? The circled cross was also a popular symbol on both sides of the Atlantic, both among Native Americans and Celts, and when Christianity arrived in Europe, it was adopted by the Church as a form of the cross.

     Various animals were, symbolically, associated with the star-gods, and a few of them even became objects of worship themselves. Some of the sacred animals were sacrificed to the gods in both the Old and New Worlds. It was the serpent, however, more than any other living creature, that the Ancients associated with the extra-terrestrial civilisers of man and it was universally revered for thousands of years even in countries where there were no snakes. People celebrated with serpent dances and various folk even kept live snakes in their homes. When Pizarro arrived in Peru, the Incas mistakenly thought that the white god, and his companions, had returned  and so their ruler, Atahualpa, arranged to meet the Spaniard at Cassamarca in the Temple of the Serpent where there was a serpent carved in stone.

   As I explained,  in ‘The Pleiades Legacy (The Old World)’, there was something special about the serpent, which the Sumerians associated with the Anunnaki  gods,  and it’s found  in legends, and  religious art, in the Ancient Middle East, Egypt, Central Asia and West Africa.  It was also of religious significance in Central America among the Aztecs and Maya.

Feathered Serpent from the Quetzalcoatl temple in Teotihuacan, Mexico

The imperial gates are reminiscent of what one would see in an ancient Chinese fortress, with the dragons portrayed as a 4-legged serpent with horns and scales. Found on the entrance of what used to be the main building of the palace, these gates and stone dragons, along with the palace’s architecture serve as a reminder of Vietnam’s early East Asian heritage. [ image source >> ]

Naga (mythical serpent god) carvings adorn Cambodian temples as a protector.

    Pyramids were built in many parts of the world from stone, brick and clay. Regardless of whether they were religious monuments, or tombs for the nobility, they were artificial mountains which, like Ancient Greece’s Mount Olympus, were associated with the gods.

And , to be nearer to the realm of the gods, the Ancients often built their temples on high places. But what is really intriguing is that the same sacred geometry was incorporated into the design of state pyramids in Egypt,  the Middle East and Central and South America.

     Stories about the pre-deluge visit of the star-gods, passed from generation to generation , around the world,  and there were similar descriptions of their humanlike appearance in Egypt and the Americas. The high tech equipment, which the ‘gods’ reputedly brought with them, was said to have had several functions and it became associated with gods, and rulers, throughout the Old and New Worlds. It’s still an item of royal regalia in many countries. 

     Astronomer priests played an important role in many early religions and, in both the Old and New Worlds, many religious sites were aligned to the solstices and equinoxes. Ursa Major and Orion appeared in religious traditions on both sides of the Atlantic but the most important stars, not only in these two regions but throughout the Early World, were the Pleiades which were associated with The Flood, agriculture, and the great civilisers of man. In many countries, the agricultural season began when they appeared and special ceremonies were celebrated at certain times when they appeared during the year. Some Old and New World calendars were also regulated by the Pleiades.

     Several years ago, it was reported that 5000 year old Japanese Jomon pottery had been discovered on the coast of Ecuador in South America. But there is also some other interesting evidence of early contact between the Americas and the Orient. When I was visiting the famous Mayan site of Chichen Itza , in Mexico,  I met, and spoke to, professor Gualberto Zapata Alonzo, whose book ‘An Overview of the Mayan World’, I  had only just bought that day. In his book, Alonzo quotes James Churchward as saying ‘ a Mexican Indian and a person from Japan can understand each other without the use of an interpreter. There are many common roots in both their languages’. Alonzo also mentions that in a 1969 book, by Yucatan author Don Ignacio Magaloni Duarte, (Educador del Mundo), there are photographs of a Babylonian bowl with Mayan ornamentation and an Assyrian vase with the same type of design as found in Mayan temples’. There were sacred numbers in many of the early religions and Nine ,one of them, was special to the Maya and the Chinese both of whom built religious structures on nine levels. The same number frequently appears in Norse mythology and in many legends across the Northern hemisphere.

     One of the fascinating peoples who lived in Early Mexico were the Olmecs. It is not known where they originated but some of their huge stone statues have African, Semitic and Oriental features which suggests that they were of mixed race. On one Olmec stone stele , at La Venta, there is a representation of a group of gods whom I have identified with Mayan creator gods. It could be said that there is nothing special about this, because both these peoples lived in the same country, but what has previously been overlooked is that they had counterparts in the religions of Ancient Assyria and Persia. And what is even more amazing  is that there are religious traditions, recorded in the Quiche-Mayan Popul Vuh, which are remarkably similar to those associated with the Sumerian gods of the Upper and Netherworld regions.  And also, there was a popular Central American Native tradition which sounds as if it was adopted from  the Egyptian Book of the Dead. 

      Conservative scholars place no particular significance on the African features of some of the Olmec stone heads but some alternative researchers have tried to identify them with African tribes. What I have discovered,  though, is that there were similar serpent-linked, sky-god, legends in West Africa and Central America and similar tribal traditions in Central America and West and East Africa.

    There have been many controversial claims about contact between the Old and New Worlds. These include reports of Phoenician and Ogham writing found on rocks in North America, the claim that, in 1976, remains of  Roman amphorae had been found 15 miles of the coast of Rio de Janeiro Brazil and also later reports of other Roman finds. There  is also a legend that the Welsh Prince Madoc , and his followers, made a return trip to America in 1170  and that the Mandan Indians are descended from them. However, what shook the Establishment up,  20 years ago, was the claim that cocaine had been found in some Egyptian mummies. This claim was dismissed, by conservative scholars, because, in their opinion, there was never any contact between Egypt and the New World where the drug originated. After the story was proved to be true, the subject slipped out of the news and, not  surprisingly, it did not result in a revision of early history. 

      Some alternative scholars believe that the remote Easter Island, in the Pacific, was part of a lost continent and that its mysterious long-eared stone statues, the moai, date back many thousands of years. However, there is evidence to suggest that the islanders were following their own version of the sky-god religion. Also, one Easter Island legend, which is part of a series that has appeared, over the years, in many parts of the world,is similar to others in Polynesian Hawaii and among Native American peoples in California.

    In conclusion, it should be mentioned that the significance of the end of the Mayan calendar round, on the December solstice of 2012, has been misunderstood. It’s not about the end of the world, as many worried people believe, (although it seems to be going that way at present), because, as I explain in my recent book ‘The Pleiades Legacy (The New World)’,  it’s a momentous date in the Mayan ‘sky-god’ religion.

An ancient Maya text has emerged from the jungles of Guatemala confirming the so-called “end date” of the Maya calendar, Dec. 21, 2012. Considered one of the most significant hieroglyphic finds in decades, the 1,300-year-old inscription contains only the second known reference to the “end date,” but does not predict doomsday.

   For some strange reason, many scholars overlook the fact that the inner traditions of some  North American native peoples are remarkably similar to those of the early civilisations of Central and South America and so when the former say that they are awaiting the return of the sky-people, it’s apparent that they are referring to those beings who the Aztecs, Maya, Incas  etc, worshipped as gods.

Copyright 2012 by Leonard Farra
Presented with author’s permission



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  1. john harmati says

    this all true, and not only this. alongside one of the great american civilisation’s remnants, there was ancient Hun stick writing found. it is said to be over 10 000 years old. we been everywhere, they just choose not to tell us, as it raises too any question.

  2. Chuck Isble says

    There is a very interesting book, “America, B. C.” written by Harvard History professor Barry Fell with compelling evidence of even earlier visitors .

  3. J.a says

    Like this stuff very much what a thrill it is to be part of this anyway there is much to learn these are strong energies that are on display.

  4. Peter says

    Did you know that the Pilgrims who landed on the coast of America was asked by the native Indians (IN ENGLISH) did they have any beer with them. Thats right, they was asked for beer/ale /whisky or what ever you want to call it in perfect English by the chief of the tribe so someone got there first and educated this native indian chief in English. Now you are not told this fact in your history lessons in school are you?

    • Starheater says

      Well, if you are wright, I will make a toast for you. That could be the truth, in those day, like today, there was many compagny that could offer more for what you pay. Yeh, its a good probalility.

  5. chang says

    Those olmecs are Africans. Every honest researcher knows that the original peoples of the Americas were Africans. Later, Vikings and Spanish mixed in to produce what you see now as “Native American”. There is nothing mysterious. Go to and discover reality. The Kemetic Civilization goes back over 100 thousand years. It was a global civilization, global meaning all over the world. There you will find that all of the ancients technology, calendars, spirituality and the first human language, medu, are still intact.
    This information belongs to humanity, race is politics, we are all one people.

  6. F.Roost says

    It is very annoying to be directed to a site “Infolinks” when i click a blue link while i hoped to find more specific info on the link topic.
    Is there a way to avoid this advertising nonsense?

    • Bear says

      Only way I know is by ignoring the “Inoflinks” and only following links actually mentioned in the text. I find them annoying too, but I suppose they have to keep the lights on somehow if donations don’t cover the costs.


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