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The real history of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled to the Americas long before 1492
• Provides more than 300 photographs and drawings, including Celtic runes in New England, Gaelic inscriptions in Colorado, and Asian symbols in the West
• Reinterprets many archaeological finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound
• Reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in North American artifacts and ruins
As the myth of Columbus “discovering” America falls from the pedestal of established history, we are given the opportunity to discover the real story of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled there long before 1492.
Sharing his more than 25 years of research and travel to sites throughout North America, Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to reveal extensive evidence for pre-Columbian explorers in ancient America. He provides more than 300 photographs and drawings of sites, relics, and rock art, including Celtic and Norse runes in New England, Phoenician and Hebrew inscriptions in the Midwest, and ancient Shiva linga and Egyptian hieroglyphs in the West. He uncovers the real story of Columbus and his motives for coming to the Americas. He reinterprets many well-known archaeological and astronomical finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound, America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire, and the Crespi Collection in Ecuador. He reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in famous stones and ruins, reconstructing the record of what really happened on the American continents prior to Columbus. He also looks at Hindu influences in Mesoamerica and sacred sexuality encoded in archaeological sites.
Expanding upon the work of well-known diffusionists such as Barry Fell and Gunnar Thompson, the author documents the travels and settlements of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific explorers, miners, and settlers who made it to the Americas and left their marks for us to discover. Interpreting their sacred symbols, he shows how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies reveal the cosmic order and sacred landscape of the Americas.
Carl Lehrburger has studied archaeological and sacred sites in North America, with a focus on ancient Old World peoples in America before Columbus, for more than 25 years. He has published articles in Ancient American magazine. An avid traveler and explorer, he lives in Talent, Oregon.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Challenging Long-Held Views The Heart of the Matter The Old History: Are We Living in Flatland? The Archeopriests Landing of the Diffusionists
1 Two Stories of Columbus Discovering a New History The Usual Story of Columbus The Real Story of Columbus Emerges The Dynamics of Slavery Aftermath
2 American History Abc Barry Fell’s America B.C. The Phoenicians in America The Phoenician Newton Stone in Scotland The Bourne Stone The Crespi Collection from Ecuador Other Phoenician/American Discoveries The Celtic Ogham Writing on the Newton Stone Coins by the Hundreds The Davenport Relics Conspiracy The Critics Prevail
3 The Stars and the Stones Archaeo--What? Megalithic Ireland and Martin Brennan
4 Celtic New England Finding the Trailhead Exploring Celtic America An Auspicious Meeting Standing Stones and Perched Rocks The New Hampshire Ring of Stone America’s Stonehenge
5 They Settled in Mesoamerica Martin Brennan in Mexico The Hero Twins of the Popol Vuh The Maya Calendar John Major Jenkins and the Galactic Alignment The Hidden Sign Language of the Maya Chich鮠Itzᙳ Equinox Serpent The Aztec Quetzalcoatl and the Mayan Kukulcᮠ Influences from Africa and Asia? Influences from India?
6 Sacred Sexuality at the Pathfinder Site Meeting Bill McGlone in Colorado The Purgatoire River Canyon Archaeoastronomy Basics The Pathfinder Meeting the Hunter and the Goddess A Second Pathfinder Alignment Divine Sexuality--The Story of Changing Woman
7 Equinox Sunrise: Celtic Sun Deities in Colorado Diffusionists at Odds A Cowboy Guide Crack Cave, Southeastern Colorado Equinox Sunrise at Crack Cave
8 Old World Cosmologies at the Anubis Caves Celtic Religion in Oklahoma Mitra, Mithra, or Mithras Anubis Caves Inscriptions The Six Months Ogham Inscription and the Nose Pointer Alignment The Silent Opera and Other Sunset Equinox Displays Celtic Goddesses in Cave Cosmology and Constellations
9 More Celtic America Lugh and the Festival of Lughnasa Cross-Quarter Day Alignment at the Sun Temple Cosmology of the Sun Temple Celts in Kansas Cave Hollow Sunrise Other Encounters Equinox Sunset Cave near Russell, Kansas Further Indications of Celtic Migrations in America
10 Westward to a Dwelling Place of a Great Spirit Westward to California A Destructive Legacy The Equinox Sunrise Light Serpent at Mojave North Schmidt’s Theories of Transoceanic Diffusion More Solar Markers Other Mojave North Petroglyphs The SEA Rock
11 Mojave North II--Did They Come Across the Pacific? Where Have All the Mystics Gone? Cross-Quarter Days at Mojave North Shiva’s Linga? The Epigraphy of Mojave North Lunar Alignment Discoveries Ceremonial Basins Mystery The Roots of Mojave North Endangered History at Mojave North
12 The Great Basin Melting Pot The Great Basin Great Basin Journeys Encounters with a Rock Art Investigator Petroglyph Sites near Bishop, California A Story of the Kiva The Story of Kokopelli Cupules and Grinding Holes Diffusion of Vedic Cultures via the Pacific into the Great Basin? East Meets West in More Ways than One
13 Midwest Relics, Mounds, and Controversies The Discovery and Excavation of Mounds in North America Copper Mining in Michigan Wayne May’s Ideas and the Mound Builders’ Culture The Serpent Mound of Ohio The Case for Old World Relics from the Midwest Fakes? In the End, Controversies and Skepticism
14 Hebrews, Romans, and Early Christians Reports of Hebrew Contacts in the New World The Bat Creek Stone The Newark Holy Stones Semitic Scripts Hidden Mountain--A Hebrew Fortress in New Mexico? Hidden Mountain Constellations Other Hidden Mountain Connections Artifacts from Calalus, “An Unknown Land” in the Arizona Desert The Cherokees, DNA, and Other Connections to the Hebrews
15 More to Learn about Ancient America Indus Valley Connections Chinese Connections Japanese Connections Minoan, Phoenician, and Greek Connections Roman Connections More Irish and Welsh Connections Arab Connections Connections to Mesopotamia and Egypt Viking Connections A Norwegian Village in America and the Suppression of Thor Heyerdahl The Knights Templar Connection Do We Need More Proof?
16 The Legacy of the Conquest America Before the Arrival of the Spanish The Church and the Spanish Monarchy Major Factors Impacting the Conquest Aftermath: The Imposition and Maintenance of the Columbus Myth
17 Awakening a New History A Return to Planet of the Apes? A World in Amnesia The Search for the Sacred The Serpent of Consciousness A Return of the Magi? A Mind Adjustment Is Required Much to Be Done A Final Perspective