Deriv; Step Pyramid of Djoser, Egypt., El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulcán) in Chichén Itzá, Mexico, Candi Sukuh in eastern Central Java

Mysterious GodSelf Icon Found Worldwide: Lost Symbol of an Ancient Global Religion?

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Recently, some alternative researchers have latched onto this Golden Age idea, claiming that a “technologically” advanced civilization flourished in the distant past. These researchers are making the mistake of projecting the spirit of our own times onto the distant past, rather than paying attention to what the ancients were trying to tell us. Plato describes the Golden Age as a “spiritually” advanced civilization, not “technically” advanced. The demise of this civilization occurred because the Atlanteans ceased identifying with their “divine” nature (i.e., their GodSelf nature):

“For many generations…they obeyed the laws and loved the divine to which they were akin…But when the divine element in them became weakened…and their human traits became predominant, they ceased to be able to carry their prosperity with moderation.”
—Plato, Timaeus


We see evidence of the remnants of the Golden Age not only in the common language of symbolism left by our ancient ancestors, but also in the common architecture (like the Triptych Temple). Ancient civilization is characterized by remarkable skill in stonemasonry. One of the most amazing facts about ancient stone masonry is that many of the greatest works are among the oldest:

 The most ancient stone structures are the most advanced.

The most ancient stone structures are the most advanced.

In Italy, for example, Etruscan aqueducts and monuments are more tightly put together than later Roman-era constructions. The Great Pyramid at Cheops is thousands of years older than the inferior pyramids that surround it. The aqueduct in Segovia, Spain (said to be Roman) is far more advanced than later aqueducts. The development of many technologies in the ancient world often seems to reflect more degeneration and decay than progress. Perhaps this is really a result of a genuine pattern of a Great Year cycle of the decline and fall of civilizations, where the great period of spiritual achievement occurred over ten thousand years ago, and has been followed by a period of ever-accelerating spiritual decline. The purpose of my new book is to help uncover the real truth of the human past, in order to understand and eventually to reverse this decline.

Much evidence that would illuminate the meaning of the GodSelf Icon was destroyed by the conquistadors, Crusaders, Mongol Hordes, and slave traders. My presentation emphasizes the critical role of medieval stonemasons in preserving ancient symbols like the GodSelf Icon into the present. Gothic cathedrals are full of marvelous examples of the GodSelf Icon:

GodSelf Icons in cathedrals.

GodSelf Icons in cathedrals.

The clincher for me was the image of the Rebis, an androgynous alchemical drawing published in 1613. The sun is over its right shoulder; the moon over its left:


The Rebis is an ancestor of Masonic tracing boards that feature similar dualities; like the tracing boards, the message of the Rebis is to overcome dualities by means of mystic techniques involving the ancient practice of balancing opposites to find the center. Note the Masonic Square and Compass symbols in the left and right hands of the Rebis—simple tools used to build incredibly advanced stone monuments (pyramids, aqueducts, cathedrals) which to this day remain a testament not to the “technological” power of the ancients, but to their “spiritual” centeredness.

Most Freemasons have no idea what their symbols mean. My research has convinced me that the “lost secret of Freemasonry” is the same as the “lost secret of the Incas” and the same as the “lost secret of the Egyptians.” The GodSelf icon, which is identical in form and meaning in places as far apart as Egypt and Peru, is an important key for understanding the origins and destiny of mankind.

Richard Cassaro ´s new book, The Missing Link , is available on and on his website

Top Image: Deriv; Step Pyramid of Djoser, Egypt. ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ), El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulcán) in Chichén Itzá, Mexico ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ), Candi Sukuh in eastern Central Java ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

Images, unless otherwise noted, via author Richard Cassaro.

By Richard Cassaro


Interesting Note would be that the ""precession of the equinoxes" is directly associated with the minor Interglacials in timeline. During the Pleistocene there were a series of Periodic major Interglacials that would have allowed the rapid advancement and evolution of Homo-Heidelbergensis.

To assume these Humanoids only grunted at each other and their expansion was limited could be a mistake. As we know by the Industrial Revolution as an example...Such things as technology can happen in a very short time. Mode of intercontinental Travel? The Circumpolar current and Piteraqs.

Too bad this only kindle edition available. I would buy if it was a proper book or even a quality paperback.

I am finding it harder and harder to find new releases coming out into a actual book form... that can only degrade us if we disconnect ourselves from our home, earth. Besides most computer screens and e-devices are proprietary and cause me eye strain... its a shame really.. I would buy this in a physical form.

At first, I found the 'Triptych'aspect curious, until I saw the graphic with the three cathedrals. At that point, it became real to me. .It would be helpful to know which cathedrals those are, and if other cathedrals share that feature.
Also those three cathedrals all seem to be Gothic. The Goths had an interesting spiritual life going that most people don't realize. They incorporated many highly advanced spiritual principles into their works, that still fascinate and captivate people across France to Tuscany, to this day.

There certainly have been previous advanced civilizations. That's plural. Not all of the megalithic monuments came from the same pre-historical period.
And I disagree that they weren't advanced technologically. One man's spirituality is another man's science. We consider ourselves quite advanced, yet we are technologically incapable of reproducing some of those ancient stone structures. To me, spiritually advanced means that you are in communion with the natural world, as to be able to interact with it. As Baruch Spinoza said (paraphrasing) "God is Nature and Nature is God."
Any indigenous culture across the planet will tell you essentially the same thing.
It was through this interaction with Nature, and the help of technology, that they built these amazing structures that have endured for so long.

Are our structures going to be as durable. Not a chance. We are a spiritually bankrupt population because we have turned our back on Nature, and viciously attacked Her.

The One becomes Two. And the One, together with the Two, form the Three.
Hence the Triptych. AKA, The Father, The Son, And The Holy Ghost.
The Christians have tried to cover it up for 2 millennia, but The Holy Ghost is the feminine aspect.
The Wife of God.

Googlesearch french cathedrals images


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