“Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.”
SYNOPSIS: The motto for this state of Georgia “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation” eerily is reflected upon not-so-peachy guidestones heralding an Age of Reason yet who designed and funded this mysterious project? Is this Rosetta Stone a simple decree by a mad-man or a secret Freemason key revealing earths’ fate? With a multi-disciplinary approach examining The Georgia Guidestones strange is this truth unveiling post-apocalyptic instructions and foreshadowing humanities Utopian resurrection.
(The Georgia Guidestones/PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Winters)
The Georgia Guidestones are a collection of standing stones near Elberton, Georgia constructed in 1980 proclaiming, “Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason.” The phrase “Age of Reason” is synonymous with “Age of Enlightenment” a philosophical movement which dominated the world of ideas in Europe in the 18th century.
AGE OF REASON: “These are the times that try men’s souls” penned Thomas Paine and his original works “Age of Reason” published in 1794 (Part First), 1795 (Part II) and 1807 (Part III) throw shade upon political and dogmatic authoritarianism and so on. Within the introduction Paine authors:
I PUT the following work under your protection. It contains my opinions upon Religion. You will do me the justice to remember, that I have always strenuously supported the Right of every Man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.
Your affectionate friend and fellow-citizen,
Luxembourg, 8th Pluviose, Second Year of the French Republic, one and indivisible.
January 27, O. S. 1794.
As defined by Merriam-Webster the definition of “Age of Reason” is a the time of life when one begins to be able to distinguish right from wrong and also a period characterized by a prevailing belief in the use of reason. Used among philosophers and theologians “Reason” refers to a universal divine reason or Logos. According to the philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich, “He who sacrifices the Logos principle sacrifices the idea of a living God, and he who rejects the application of this principle to Jesus as the Christ rejects his character as Christ.”
Wisdom is defined as the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment; the quality of being wise. Does wisdom begin and end with fear? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10 KJV) Sophiology is a philosophical concept regarding wisdom, as well as a theological concept regarding the wisdom of the biblical God.
Philosophy is defined as “the love of wisdom” and Plato and Aristotle tended to associate the holiness and wisdom of number—and along with this, harmony and music—with the Pythagoreans. To grasp the ultimate truth Plato argued that reality is known only through the mind and that there is a independent higher world we may experience through our senses. Platos’ blueprint for a future society of perfection The Republic is noted as his greatest and most enduring. However, The Republic is less of a destination instead discussing the education necessary to produce such a society. See also Cliffnotes.
Justice is centered in Gods’ heart. “And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.” (Isaiah 30:18 KJV) “It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.” (Proverbs 21:15 KJV)
The Greek poet Simonides formulated, “It is just to give to each what is owed.” This conception of justice was flawed in definition because the central conception of Greek justice is the philosophy of helping friends and harming enemies. According to Homer and Hesiod, and many Greeks long after them, the gods gave man the potential for justice, since justice is necessary for a civilized existence. Homer makes it clear asserts that justice promotes peace and prosperity.
“Let your moderation [or Golden mean] be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 4:5 KJV) Moderation is defined as, “[T]he avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior or political opinions.” Within philosophy the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes (see esp. Aristotle). In Chinese philosophy the Doctrine of Mean is a similar concept tendered by Confucius. Buddhist philosophy likewise includes the concept of the Middle Way.
II. THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES
Though relatively unknown to most people The Georgia Guidestones espouse ten (10) commandments:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature;
- Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity;
- Unite humanity with a living new language;
- Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason;
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts;
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court;
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials;
- Balance personal rights with social duties;
- Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite;
- Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
~Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature~
At the of publication of this blog as reported by Worldmeters the population of this planet Earth is 7.445 BILLION having doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion) reaching 10 BILLION persons in the year 2056. Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. Supporting 500,000,000 as the Utopian population INFOWARS discovers, “The entire eugenic concept of ‘optimum population’ has been formulated way back in the 19th century – which in its turn was a follow-up of more ancient principles of infanticide. The global elite’s obsession with occult numerology continues to this day as they move the population chess pieces to and fro in the name of the environment.”
~Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity~
According to WOA! World Population Awareness, “Collapse can be avoided and population can reach equilibrium if the per capita-rate of depletion of nature is reduced to a sustainable level, and if resources are distributed in a reasonably equitable fashion.” Darwinism is a theory of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.
~Unite humanity with a living new language~
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” (Genesis 11:1 KJV)
~Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason~
To temper is a persons’ state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm. Simply describing this Buddhist Middle way as detailed within the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta or The Wheel of Law to describe the Noble Eightfold Path as the noble path to achieve Nirvana, instead of taking extremes of austerities and sensual indulgence. Nirvana is Sanskrit for “liberation”.
Reason (noun) is defined as a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event and the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic. In its verb form it describes think, understand and form judgments by a process of logic. Logos (Word of God) in pre-Socratic philosophy, the principle of the cosmos, the source of his principle, or human reasoning about the cosmos.
~Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts~
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” (Luke 6:31 KJV) “Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:9 KJV) “A just weight and balance are the Lords’: all the weights of the bag are his work.” (Proverbs 16:11 KJV) First published 25 March 2008 Theory of Justice as Fairness written by John Rawls envisions a society of free citizens holding equal basic rights cooperating within an egalitarian economic system.
~Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court~
President Woodrow Wilson once declared “The world must be made safe for democracy” addressing Congress in 1917 while summarize Americas’ high purpose in entering the First World War advocating Progressivism as American Foreign Policy. This struggle deciding if The United States of America should intervene abroad to promote and secure the lives and liberty of American citizens welfare versus the fundamental rights of others is one of the most enduring legacies in American politics and rhetoric.
~Avoid petty laws and useless officials~
Keep it simple sweetheart. To be efficient means achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense (e.g. “The shortest distance between to points is a straight line.”). “Men are separated by so many petty things” wrote American photojournalist and documentary photographer Aaron Huey as reflected by English Novelist Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé), “Petty laws breed great crimes.”
~Balance personal rights with social duties~
Equilibrium is defined as opposing forces or influences are balanced. In nature, homeostasis is the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
According to Cornell University Law School, “Fundamental rights are a group of rights that have been recognized by the Supreme Court as requiring a high degree of protection from government encroachment. These rights are specifically identified in the Constitution (especially in the Bill of Rights), or have been found under Due Process. Laws limiting these rights generally must pass strict scrutiny to be upheld as constitutional.”
Social duties or “civic responsibilities” comprise actions and attitudes associated with democratic governance and social participation. Social duties may include participation in government, church, volunteers and memberships of voluntary associations. (See e.g. Prometheus) Philanthropy is defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of your resources (e.g. Compassion; Love; Time; Effort; Monies and so on) to good causes. “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12 KJV)
~Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite~
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32 KJV) Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard. Truth may also often be used in modern contexts to refer to an idea of “truth to self”, or authenticity.
As so eloquently expressed by this Doctor of Grace Saint Augustine, “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” Harmony is the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect as in agreement or concord (see e.g. “man and machine in perfect harmony”) Infinite is this limitless or endless space, extent or size; impossible to measure or calculate (see e.g. “the infinite mercy of God”).
~Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature~
In Astrology Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the northern summer solstice (about June 21). This a constellation Cancer (the Crab), said to represent a crab crushed under the foot of Hercules. As documented by the Mayo Clinic cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States referring to “to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body.”
The only warning repeated “Leave room for nature” is a call-to-action and the phenomena of the physical world collectively – including plants, animals, the landscape and other features and products of the earth – as opposed to humans or human creations (see e.g. “the breathtaking beauty of nature”).
From the blockbuster film The Matrix (1999) the following dialogue is revelation and warning to our human race:
144 INT. EXECUTIVE OFFICE – DAY 144
(Agent Smith sits casually across from Morpheus who is hunched over, his body leaking and twitching.)
I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I’ve realized that you are not actually mammals.
(The life signs continue their chaotic patterns)
Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not.
You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area.
(He leans forward.)
There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus.
Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague. And we are… the cure.
The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument made of very hard, granular, crystalline, igneous rock consisting mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar and often used as a building stone. Quartz [Moh’s hardness of 7] is one of the most abundant minerals on the Planet Earth and Australian and Oceanian shamans considered it “a stone of light” broken off from the celestial throne.
Elberton, Georgia, is nicknamed the “Granite Capital of the World” because “the type of granite found there is prized by those who use it for buildings, monuments and memorials.” According to Tom Robinson, former executive vice president of the Elberton Granite Association, the abundance of granite in Elberton may also have something to do with Elbertons’ nickname. Geologists estimate that the granite deposit is 35 miles long, 6 miles wide, and 2 to 3 miles in depth. Bill Kelly, a historian for the granite history, recounts that area farmers thought of the granite rocks in their fields as big nuisances. (See GPB MEDIA; NPR)
The Elberton batholith is a large (500 km 2) late orogenic (320 Ma old) formed between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the main Appalachian Mountains. In geology, a pluton is a body of intrusive igneous rock (called a plutonic rock) that is crystallized from magma slowly cooling below the surface of the Earth. These formations have high concentrations of iron (Fe) uranium (U) and thorium (Th). It contains approximately equal amounts of alkali feldspar, plagioclase, and quartz; 4-7% biotite; and accessory ilmenite-hematite, magnetite, sphene, allanite, and zircon. Muscovite occurs rarely as a secondary subsolidus phase, and as a late primary phase in parts of the pluton. No major internal contacts are recognized in the batholith suggesting that it represents a single intrusive event.
In June 1979, an unknown person or persons under the pseudonym R. C. Christian (cf. Christian Rosenkreuz) hired Elberton Granite Finishing Company (see Elberton Granite Association) to build the structure opening 22 March 1980.
FIRST PART SUMMARY
“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” ~Hunter S. Thompson
By John Lennon
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… You…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one