What we have been taught in school is far from the truth. What we are being told about the past is disseminated by the very entities that suppress the hidden history. The ancients were well aware of this ruse time immemorial. This is why they encoded the sacred geometry and cosmic information into their architecture. In this way, the information would not be lost and therefore preserved for those few who made it through the transitionary times.
Gobekli Tepe is a great example of our last great culture trying to secure a message for future humans to decipher. Burying hundreds of megalithic stone structures which clearly suggest a cosmic calendar system. Nonetheless, the stories we are told about such ancient cultures are how savage and inane they were. Nonsense.
“A cosmic tempo based on Sacred Geometry, encoded in myth & mystical architecture throughout the Earth governs the unfolding of world ages, the rise and fall of civilizations & is ultimately the very basis of apocalyptic prophecy” – Randall Carlson De Santillana and von Dechend, on the other hand make the case that the slow shifting motion of the Earth’s axis, called Precession, provides the basis for defining the duration of the Great Year. The discovery of Precession is attributed by historical orthodoxy to the Greek astronomer and mathematician Hipparchus in the year 127 B.C., but the authors of Hamlet’s Mill contend that it was actually known at least a millennium earlier.
The authors argue that “There is good reason to assume that he actually rediscovered this, that it had been known some thousand years previously, and that on it the Archaic Age based its long-range computation of time.”
This claim has remained controversial to this day. However, it is our impression that the authors of Hamlet’s Mill may actually have been overly conservative in their contention that knowledge of the precessional cycle predated Hipparchus by only a millennium. In any case Ulansey seems to concur that this cycle was the basis of the Great Year according to his researches into the cosmological beliefs at the core of the Mithraic religion, however, he does not assume that knowledge of precession necessarily predated Hipparchus.
The authors of Hamlet’s Mill interpret the imagery of cataclysm figuratively, seeing in it a metaphor for the changing dominance of astronomical configurations as a result of the precessional motion. They fail to recognize the possibility of actual catastrophic events provoking the literal destruction of worlds or the association of such events with changing celestial relationships, but given the prevailing paradigms of the era in which they conducted their research this should not be surprising. We have come a long way since the mid Twentieth century in our understanding of Earths cataclysmic history. Nevertheless they cannot entirely escape the literal implications of their research:
Given what is now known about the nature of geological change over the course of multiple time scales it is not exaggeration to speak of actual, far-reaching destructions and the subsequent rebuilding of a new world. Nor is it unscientific to hypothesize those cataclysmic episodes may have left an imprint in the belief systems of archaic humanity, influencing mythology, religion and psychology to an extent under-appreciated until only recently.
Considering the various concepts of a Great Year cycle held by ancient peoples, the version based upon the precession of the equinoxes would seem the most credible, and it is to this model that we will now direct our attention.