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

SURPRISING FIND: MORE ANCIENT = MORE ADVANCED

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.

MASONIC GODSELF ICONS
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:

Rebis

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 Amazon.com and on his website www.RichardCassaro.com.

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

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The triptych signifies the triple helix in all cultures, with our double helix missing just one thing, denoted by the usual god in the center. That central figure represents the DNA of the gods who made us; the Annunaki, and subsequently, our inevitable mortality without it.
The ancients were much smarter and much more gifted than many realize.

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It is true that the oldest masonry is often the most advanced. In some places, the masonry is so inexplicable, it is impossible to explain it by any means other than advanced technology.  The Ba'albek platform and its twin on Mt. Moirah.  The dark granite boxes in the Serapeum,  each carved from a single immense stone with precision tolerances measured in ten-thousandths of an inch. The seemingly whimsical sites scattered throughout the Andes in Peru that do not appear to have ever been part of a structure and display astonishing capability in shaping stone, entire cliff faces cut into smooth,  flat surfaces,  complex arrays of gear-cog teeth, a small group of stone cubes formed so finely the corners are sharp enough to cut, and many other features equally difficult to achieve. The keystone cuts imply some kind of portable smelting. The Imperial grounds scattered about in Japan contain some of the largest single stone blocks in the world, and the high,  convex curved platforms have survived thousands of years of earthquakes needing no repair and looking as though they were completed yesterday. Huge granite outcrops in Bolivia that have been shaped into complex geometric forms that convey a clear sense of utility and purpose, though what that purpose might have been,  no one knows. The huge statues of Rameses II in Egypt with perfect bilateral symmetry,  impossible to achieve by hand and eye alone. 

How would spiritual advancement, a focus on the inner self and the immaterial,  help achieve these things?  Seems to me that tools are required. Tools as advanced or more so than what we have today,  or based on principles of physics which are unknown to us. 

It should be 'Man, Woman and the Sacred Divine - or Fertility, represented as the Unborn Child.

and you make four.. :)

Who is El in Egyptian mythology? I know it is the Hebrew name for the Sumerian 'Enlil', but that has nothing to do with the Egyptian pantheon of deities.

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