(this material is an excerpt from the book "The Message of the Stones", by Dr. Javier Cabrera)
THE PLANET OF THE GLIPTOLITHIC MEN
Seas and continental relief levels of what seem to be the hemispheres of a planet are drawn on another series of two gliptoliths. In these gliptoliths, as in others I have previously described, the engravings represent a view of the planet from a great height. In each gliptolith a hemisphere is represented. These gliptoliths are each approximately seventy centimeters in diameter, dark in color, and engraved with the deep scoring technique with relief (Figs. 74 and 75).
FIGURE 74: The first hemisphere of an unknown planet: a stone engraved with representation of continents.
FIGURE 75: The second hemisphere of the unknown planet: an engraved stone with representations of continents.
On the surface of the first hemisphere four continental blocks can be seen, and on the second, six. The blocks are suggestive of solid surfaces or continents, differentiated from the zones that lie between the blocks and that represent seas. The continental surfaces of both hemispheres cover approximately 80 percent and the seas 20 percent of the surface area.
Around the group of continents and seas there is a narrow belt which represents the atmosphere. The narrowness of this belt indicates that this planet is not undergoing a process of intense heat accumulation as in the planet illustrated in the previous stones. The absence of canals that flow to the seas carrying the energy from the evaporation of the atmosphere, as well as the absence of canals of liberated energy that cross the continents (both present in the previous series of gliptoliths), indicate that the planet is in a state of thermic equilibrium.
This is the general situation of the planet represented on the two stones. What follows is an interpretation of the symbols that appear in the hemispheres.
Each block of this hemisphere (Fig. 74) has an equal number of compartments - seven compartments - that are distributed in an ordered fashion. It is noteworthy that very few symbols have been used, and that direct representations such as those of vegetables, animals and men abound. One figure is placed in each compartment. In each block there is a representation of a human figure. In the group of blocks there are symbols for hydraulic fountains and superior animals: fish, reptiles (dinosaurs), birds, ruminating mammals (goats). There are also compartments for vegetable crops. There are pyramids - symbols of a technological complex for capturing, accumulating and distributing energy - outside the continental blocks and in contact with the belt that represents the atmosphere. There is also the symbol of the concentration of large populations in one area (Megapoli).
In block A the figure of a man can be seen (Figs. 74 and 76) that, according to the symbol on his head, has had his cerebral capacity doubled, possibly to allow him to perform works that require an extraordinary intellectual capacity. This must be a type of the cognitive and reflective man. In block B we see the reflective and scientific man (Figs. 74 and 77). In block C we see the technological man (Figs. 74 and 78), and in block D we see the representation of what I believe to be a variant of the technological man (Figs. 74 and 79). By the symbols on his head, (rhomb-shaped figures that are the symbol of animal life), this must be a technological man whose work involves sane breeding of livestock.
FIGURE 76: A man of double intellectual capacity. This must be a variant of the intelligent
and technological man. Detail of block A, in the first hemisphere of the unknown planet.
FIGURE 77: An intelligent and scientific man. Detail of block B in the first hemisphere of the unknown planet.
FIGURE 78: Technological Man. Detail of block C, in the first hemisphere of the unknown planet.
FIGURE 79: A variant of the technological man. By the rhomb-shaped figures that form the symbol on his head and that signify animal
life this must be a technologist working on the breeding of livestock. Detail of block D, in the first hemisphere of the unknown planet.
The six continental blocks of this hemisphere (Fig. 75) have a varied number of compartments. There are figures of fish, reptiles (dinosaurs), birds, and in all the blocks except one, the representation of a human figure. Also, in almost all the blocks there are symbols indicating the presence of large concentrations of human population (Megapoli). In this hemisphere, the complexes for the capture, accumulation and distribution of energy, represented by pyramids, appear inside the continents. This placement, and that of the pyramids in the previous hemisphere, reveal a rational use of the resources of the planet.
FIGURE 75: The second hemisphere of the unknown planet: an engraved stone with representations of continents.
In a compartment of block E there is a human figure with squares on its body (Figs. 75 and 80), a symbol of cognitive energy. In the compartment below this figure there is a symbol with staggered lines (like steps). This symbol, seen for the first time on the gliptoliths of this type, signifies cosmic energy, judging by the zigzagging form of the symbol. The human figure, placed above the symbol with the staggered lines, can be interpreted to signify that the cognitive energy of the human is projected towards the cosmos. We are dealing here, then, with a new symbol that is used to represent man in his temporary situation as an energy man.
FIGURE 80: (not included/missing from the book)
In block J there is a version of the intelligent scientific man whose head is united with a serpent (Figs. 75 and 81). This strange symbolism signifies the double tendency of man: to evolve towards absolute knowledge or to descend progressively until all knowledge that was given him is lost and he becomes one with the animals from whom he was made different by the gliptolithic men.
FIGURE 81: A version of the intelligent and scientific man, having a serpent on his head. This symbolically
represents the two tendencies of man: to evolve towards the growth of knowledge or to descend to an animal-like state
and lose all knowledge that was given him. Detail of block J in the second hemisphere of the unknown planet.
The three human figures of blocks G, H and I (Figs. 82, 83 and 84 respectively) represent different stages in the cognitive descent of man towards becoming an animal.
FIGURES 82, 83 and 84: The stages of the descent of man that lead to a state of animal-like ignorance.
The description and interpretation of the symbols engraved on the gliptoliths of this second series show us a planet that is ideal for human life. We must ask: is this planet Earth, or another planet? It might be believed that this is a representation of the planet Earth represented at a time when the gliptolithic men had been able to avert the cataclysm using their advanced technology, which allowed them to bring down the water accumulated in the atmosphere. But, if the cataclysm was really averted, then the possibility of continental drift and break-up taking place is greatly reduced, and therefore the shape and positioning of the continents on these gliptoliths would have to be the same as those in the previous pair of stones. Making the comparison, however, we see that they are not the same; thus, the planet represented in these two gliptoliths is not the Earth.
It could be insisted that this planet was the Earth, arguing that what is shown on these gliptoliths is the situation the Earth would be in after the cataclysm. But this is also not acceptable, because this signifies that the shape and placement of the continents of these two gliptoliths are the ones that exist on Earth today. And this is obviously not the case. This proves, once more, that the planet that is represented here is not the Earth.
Notwithstanding that what has previously been said it could still be argued that the gliptoliths refer to the Earth in a stage prior the precataclysmic stage, even before the critical thermic buildup began. However, the lack of correspondence between the shape and location of the continents of the two sets of gliptoliths makes this an invalid argument.
Thus, there is no doubt that we are dealing here with a planet different from Earth. The conditions on this planet that make it ideal for human life have been seen, as well as the implementation of technology for the rational use of resources on this planet. I believe that this planet is the planet from whence the gliptolithic men came, and the one they decided to return to when the cataclysm was imminent.
A RETURN OF THE GLIPTOLITHIC MEN TO THEIR PLANET
I do not believe that this representation of the planet of the gliptolithic men was made by them after their return to that planet. Gliptolithic men did not need to travel the cosmos to look for a suitable habitat, make engravings on the stones, return to Earth, leave them there and return to their preferred planet. Because of the imminent cataclysm the gliptolithic men used their occasional state of energy-men to communicate with their old habitat which permitted them go survive and conserve the knowledge they had obtained. In their energy-man state they projected their powerful cognitive energy into the cosmos and made contact without the necessity of their body traveling or dying. Faced with the danger of having to remain in the critical thermal situation that existed of Earth, they abandoned our planet, possibly taking some men with them, who, on a human scale were closer to their cognitive level, and others they needed to perform menial and technical tasks. But before they left they engraved the gliptoliths. The powerful cognitive energy that they projected at times permitted them to know the status of their old planet. And thus they engraved these two gliptoliths with the shape and location of the continents on their ancient planet and communicated with symbols the harmonious development of life there. At this very same time they engraved the other two gliptoliths representing the precataclysmic situation on Earth. Since the increase in heat on the planet that softened the rocks was a gradual process that finally reached a critical point, it is logical to conclude that all the rocks left behind by the gliptolithic men with the purpose of sending messages into the future - must have been engraved during this precataclysmic period. They knew that after the cataclysm the Earth would go through a stage of intense glaciation before returning to its previous equilibrium. In this frozen stage the rocks would once more regain their hardness.
If the types of men that existed on the representation of the planet described by the gliptolithic men are remembered, then the cause of the precataclysmic situation can be found. In the symbolism of this planet we have seen what I have considered to be a variation of the intelligent and scientific man, symbolized by having his head united with a serpent. I have mentioned that this represents the double tendency of man: to evolve towards knowledge or to descend towards his previous state as an animal, out of which he was lifted by the gliptolithic men. We have also seen on this planet the different stages of this cognitive descent of man, represented by three human figures, each one with a progressively inferior cognitive level. Finally, we have also observed the sublime state that the gliptolithic men had achieved, the state of energy-man, in the highest block of the hemisphere where all these types of men appear. All these figures point to the fact that on this planet human beings were conscious of the fact that the reason for their existence was the accumulation and expansion of knowledge, but that they were also conscious of the fact that to lose sight of this objective was to run the risk of falling into a regressive state of animal-like existence that is incompatible with the real nature of man.
The objective of an animal's life is to survive organically, and to achieve it he uses his instinct. If man adopts the psychic conditions of an animal, then he lives only to satisfy his present organic needs. In this egotistical state, man becomes the enemy of man, since he destroys himself and unknowingly his planetary habitat. The symbolic representation of the human types that correspond to the life of the planet indicate that the cause of all the ways which man has at his disposal to destroy his habitat and himself come from his separation from the original reason for his existence: knowledge. It is thus understood that the precataclysmic situation that the Earth experienced in the remote past must have been due to his separation from the original goal of accumulation and furtherance of knowledge. If this is the message that the symbols on the gliptoliths are communicating, then they are also communicating at the same time a way in which to avoid this destruction of the habitat and of the human race: the increase and conservation of knowledge.
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