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The Message of the Engraved Stones of Ica
by Javier Cabrera Darquea

This section will contain excerpts from the book "The Message of the Engraved Stones of Ica" by Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea. The book is not available through any normal bookstore, but is available for purchase from the late Dr. Cabrera's family in Ica, Peru. It was originally written in Spanish, although an English-translated version is available. I have the English version, and so will use quotations from that source. The translations seem to be imperfect at times, so the reader should bear with the grammatical flaws, as they are probably the result of translation problems rather than the writing skills of the author.  Dr. Cabrera planned a second volume that would expand on what he had written in his first book, but as far as I know this second book was not finished prior to his passing in December of 2001.

NOTE: JANUARY 2009 ADDITIONS: By popular demand I have added additional material from the book, including all photos relating to the text below.


A. Prologue to the book
B. Introduction to the book
1. The Engraved Stones of Ica
The Mystery of the Carvings (Characteristics of the stones; Are the stones a form of writing? Stones and images are in series)
Prehistoric Biology in the Engraved Stones
Geological Eras
The Laboratory Confirms the Stones' Antiquity (Reconstructing the thematic series; Categories of ancient knowledge depicted; Laboratory results)

Paleontology Discoveries Prove the Extraordinary Antiquity of Man
The Strange Power of A Stone (What the stones reveal)
2. The Gliptolith (Petroglyphs vs. Gliptolyphs; definition of a gliptolyph; "A system of communication"; the three types of gliptolyphic symbols; Stone size increases with series, and with complexity; Engraving vs. bas-relief methods; a good summary paragraph; two things required to decipher the gliptolyphs)
The Leaf, Symbol of Life; Man in the Gliptolith World
A Gliptolithic Excerpt: Dinosaur Ranches
3. Why Stone Was Used; Other Materials With Gliptolithic Writing
Gliptolithic Mestizaje
The Mystery of Acambaro
4. The Mystery of Ocucaje (stones found by huaqueros, and in ancient burials; scientists and cultural authorities ignore the stones; disputing the hoax claims)
The Secret of the Incas
5. Gliptolithic Medicine
Transplant of the Cerebral Hemispheres
Rejuvenation Through Transplant of the Cerebral Hemispheres

6. The Gliptolithic World; Types of Man in the Gliptolithic Community
The Earth In A Precataclysmic Situation; How the Contemporary Continents Came To Be
Our Planet is Headed For Another Cataclysm

The Planet of the Gliptolithic Men
7. The Implantation of Knowledge
10. Final chapter: Man Reflects On Man

These excerpts comprise only a portion of Dr. Cabrera's book. If you wish to read more about the Engraved Stones of Ica and their analysis by Dr. Cabrera, I encourage you to purchase his book. Also, the book by Dennis Swift (see my Resources page) has additional material worth reading.