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...
World's oldest lunar calendars (research from Nasa)
|32,000 B.C. movements of the moon observed over a long period marked on a piece of bone|
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:
Early solar calendar as a foundation for the astrology houses and signsIn 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.
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...