Prehistoric, So-Called "Primitive/Childlike" Mind

The night sky our ancestors saw must have been awesome...no city lights, or noise pollution blocking it all out, no television, no internet, no distractions...only the heartbeat that runs within all things and the watchful eyes of the gods from above...


PREHISTORIC ASTRONOMERS

PREHISTORIC ASTRONOMERS is a film by Stephane Begoin, Pedro Lima and Vincent Tardieu following the revolutionary work of Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez, an independent researcher, astronomer and ethnologist with a PhD in Humanities.  The film takes us through Chantal's decoding of the paleolithic cave paintings at Lascaux, France and concludes:

"As a result of Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez''s research a new image has emerged, that of prehistoric societies with sophisticated knowledge which devoted a large part of their time and resources to observing the sky, the same sky we ourselves rarely admire blinded as we are by the bright lights of our cities.  By studying a part of the stars, man learned to master time.  He established the rhythm of the natural cycles to control his destiny in the natural world.  This knowledge of the sky passed on from generation to generation would have been of capital importance.  Did this knowledge form the basis of their myths?  Perhaps."

There is a lot of resistance from the academic world to accept all her evidence because it would explode all the existing theories that humanity in hunter-gatherer times were too stupid to know how to do these things.  

World's oldest lunar calendars (research from Nasa)

Archeoastronomy is a field of research focused on humanity's first observation of celestial phenomena (the gross physical kind not the inner world - that would be a metaphysical archeology that doesn't exist...yet).   Read the article that goes with the drawing below of the world's first (known) lunar calendar here:  https://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/oldest-lunar-calendars/.

32,000 B.C. movements of the moon observed over a long period marked on a piece of bone
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In the film (Prehistoric Astronomers) Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez reproduces the same observations of the phases of the moon from the site where it was found.

Age of humanity?  Lost ancient civilizations?

"Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that show Homo sapiens emerged at least 100,000 years earlier than previously recognised,"  Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News, Paris, June 7, 2017 (link) - scientists are now saying human beings have been around at least 200,000 years!  The only television shows at that time were what was happening in the sky so a lot of things would have been discussed about it.

Shamanism and astronomy have always merged into religion


The Peterborough Petrogylphs, in Ontario, Canada is a great big rock full of "teachings" - carved by shamans, a mixture of their visions and also a map of stars in the sky. Its First Nations name is Kinomagewapkong, meaning "the rocks that teach". It's believed to have been created 900-1,100 AD Notice how the Pole Star is depicted (GV20 Abhijit is the original pole star in the microcosmos of mind), as a standing human figure with a kind of sun-ray head. This is obviously not a physical body but the astral body of an enlightened soul with the chakra in the head illuminated, or the third eye open. Everywhere in every culture around the world the same mystical revelations keep showing up, in relationship with the stars.



As very young children we naturally draw the chakras and the stars...

As Waldorf teachers have observed in the classroom, when very young children begin to draw at some stage they draw this type of figure. It is because their soul is still powerfully connected to Source, only gradually coming into full body awareness and duality identity. Michaela Strauss' book, Understanding Children's Drawings, is fascinating as it shows with examples how we all have this intuitive wisdom within us, if only we could remember it as adults:

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Waldorf Education strives to encourage children to hang on to this early connection with Source and respects children's perceptions of spiritual realities rather than telling them it is "only imagination" and somehow "wrong".  

Early solar calendar as a foundation for the astrology houses and signs

In this video below astrologer Vic DiCara explains very clearly what the astrology houses mean in the most fundamental way and how the 12 parts of the 360° circle was the foundation for the creation of the zodiac.  I put it here because so many really ancient monuments like Stonehenge or certain pyramids and temples mark the four cardinal directions in terms of solistice and equinox, which archeologists have shown would have had both practical and religious purposes.



And BBC's documentary showing how Stonehenge was built later on in an area that gradually became devoted to tracking the movements of the sun.  Stonehenge is one of many ancient monuments around the world that emphasized the equinoxes and solistices marking the four points of the year.  These relate to Vic DiCara's discussion (above).

Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath - 1 of 2 by link16

There is also a theory that I think is partially true, that these early pagan proto-astrological concepts based on the sun and other planets that became the basis for pagan religions were later adopted into the more sophisticated religions that came later on.  Astrology shows us how the sacred is always sacred - new structures on built on top of older ones, so too religions subsume older religions (now called mythologies) that came before.  Here is a an example (below):



Sri Aurobindo noticed this also in his decoding of Rig Veda, that the pagan ideas about the Sun as God were later turned into allegories about God, as more sophisticated ideas developed, and of course with the teachings of the Masters.  The outer world, according to mysticism is really the cosmos within us.

The science of the inner world reveals everything...