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Rafael Videla


Rafael Videla Eissmann is a historian from Chile (Santiago, 1979) who has written several books and articles about the Antarctic origins of mankind, the vestiges of the primal civilization of the Americas and its symbols, as well as other fields of the Pre-Columbian cultures. Some of his books are Raza Primigenia (“Primal Race”, 2003), El Diluvio y los Gigantes. Mitos y leyendas de Chile a la luz de la Cosmogonia Glacial (“The Deluge and the Giants. Myths and Legends of Chile according to the Glacial Cosmogony”, 2010), Símbolos rúnicos en América. El regreso a la tierra ancestral (“Runic Symbols in the Americas. The Return to the Ancestral Land”. Foreword by Vicente Pistilli. 2011), Mitos del Polo Antártico. Cosmogonía y antropogonía de la civilización prediluvial (“Myths from the Antarctic Pole. Cosmogony and Anthropogony of the Prediluvial Civilization”. 2012), El Símbolo Sagrado del Sol (“The Sacred Symbol of the Sun”, 2014), Los lituches. Los hombresdioses de la tradición del sur del mundo (“The Lituches. The God-Men of the Tradition of the Southern Hemisphere”. Foreword by Erich von Däniken. 2014), Los Dioses Extraterrestres y el regreso de B’olon Yokte’K’uh (“The Extraterrestrial Gods and the Return of B’olon Yokte’K’uh”. Foreword by Erich von Däniken. 2015), El Gran Diluvio. Mitos americanos sobre la última catástrofe planetaria (“The Great Flood. Myths of the Americas about the last World Catastrophe”. Foreword by Marco Nünemann. 2016) and Antártida, Arquinesia y la Atlántida. Aproximaciones al poblamiento americano (Antartic, Archinesia and Atlantis. Approximations to the American settlement”. Foreword by Vicente Pistilli. 2017). Rafael is a member of the Privatinstitut Fuer Welteislehre (“Private Institute of Glacial Cosmogony”) based in Berchtesgaden; member of РОИПА (“Russian Society for the Study of Atlantis”) based in Moscow and of the Italian Cultural Association Akakor Geographical Exploring.


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The supposed giants ring, with condor decoration. Source: Courtesy of Celso García Vargas / Author supplied

An Extraordinary Discovery: A Giant’s Ring of the Inca Era?

A long time before the Inka reigned, there were in those parts men in the manner of giants, as grown as they showed the figures that were sculpted in the stones. Pedro de Cieza de León Crónica de...
Descendants of Araucanians with ceremonial attire and bearded masks –Kollón– from Cautín in the Region of Araucanía, in southern Chile. These representations are strikingly similar to the Buttnmadl of the Berchtesgaden Valley in southern Germany. Source: Gustave Millet, ca. 1930, courtesy of the author Rafael Videla Eissmann

From Araucanía, Chile to Berchtesgaden, Germany - A Remote Connection?

Significantly, the magical-religious “attire” of the tradition of ancient Araucania and the now disappeared Araucanians of the south-central and southern zone of Chile are related to the pagan...
Ancient petroglyphs at the Valle del Encanto in Chile. Source: Vera & Jean-Christophe / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Alien Petroglyphs of Chile’s Valle del Encanto

The Enchanted Valley, known as el Valle del Encanto in Spanish, is one of the most well-known rock art sites in Chile. Home to a varied set of petroglyphs, pictographs and so-called cup-marked stones...
The Salar de Uyuni landscape in Bolivia. Source: subbotsky / Adobe Stock

The Gods and an Ancient Andean Calendar at the Salar de Uyuni

Within the Bolivia 2020 Pre-Expedition developed in February 2020 by the Akakor Geographical Exploring team under the direction of Lorenzo Epis, the imposing Salar de Uyuni and surrounding areas in...
Left: Machi playing the Kultrún. Behind her it can be seen the inclination of the staggered Rehue . Center: A Rehue in the exhibition of the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Right: A Rehue as a symbolic figuration of the Tree-Man.			Source: Martin Thomas / Photographic Archive of the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino; Photo by the author: Rafael Videla Eissmann, 2017; Author provided

Araucanian “Staircase to Heaven” Symbolism in the Pre-Hispanic World

One of the fundamental magical-religious symbols of the Lituche-Araucanian cultural substrate of Chile is the Rehue or stepped totem carved in wood. The Rehue is a representation of the Axis Mundi ,...