“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke, ‘Profiles of The Future’, 1961
If you lived 2000 years ago and you saw a helicopter, how would you describe it? Would it make a noise like galloping horses? Would you describe it as having a scorpion’s tail? In the book of revelation there are what seem to be descriptions and thus prophesy about today’s machines described in the language and imagery of the time.
If we go further back in time there are more incredible descriptions of things such as the chariots of the gods. The people of the time did their best to describe them by carving them into stone, writing about them, passing down stories about them etc.
The most interesting of these for me is the winged sun disc, which appears all over the world in ancient times (and in modern times too). Very similar versions of this symbol appear in various countries in Mesoamerica (Toltec, Aztec, Mayan cultures) and the Middle East (Babylonian, Egyptian, Persion, Hebrew cultures).
In modern day Iran the Faravahar is a national symbol. The Faravahar is a winged sun disc with the primary god Ahura Mazda sitting in it or on top of it. The Faravahar is one of the best-known symbols of Zoroastrianism, and is said to represent a Fravashi or guardian angel. This is a striking similarity between how Ahura Mazda sits in the Fravashi and how the Hebrew and Christian Cherubim sit inside the Ophanim or Wheels / Thrones, which are discussed below.
Then there’s the winged sun disc of Ashur, a Sumerian god, the head deity of the Assyrian pantheon. Ashur is pictured as a man riding within a winged sun disc also (notice the spokes here within the disc). These spokes can be seen in Nimrud’s Steele also and in this author’s opinion represent rotary blades as opposed to rays of the sun.
There are thousands of depictions of winged sun discs in Egypt. An interesting correlation with Sumerian culture is that the original Egyptian rendering of Osiris is Ausur. A striking resemblance to the name Ashur? Then there’s the Hindu God Surya, which bears resemblance to Assyria, the city named after Ashur. Depictions of Surya bear remarkable resemblance to the Greek gods riding on their Chariots of the Sun powered by winged horses. Then there’s Ashtaroth, the grand duke of hell, depicted as a nude man with large wings. The similarities go on and on (if you want to get New Age there’s also Ashtar of the Galactic Federation of Light).
Note: It is worth noting the “all seeing eyes” of Horus in the above image which is a description for the flying greek god Helios the all seeing. It is easy to observe the world from on high (I won’t digress into any conspiracy theories regarding the American dollar bill and the illuminati).
There’s also Quetzalcoatl (try saying that under the influence of alcohol) of Mayan persuasion who is said to have civilized middle america with teachings about politics, farming etc. Very similar motives that Osiris had when he left Egypt and also very similar motives to that of the fallen ones mentioned in Enoch. Following is an image of Quetzalcoatl in what seems to be a machine. Perhaps this is another view of the winged disc?
Finally, let’s take a quick look at Ezekiel 1:15 in the Christian Bible
“This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not turn about as the creatures went. Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around. When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.”
What Ezekiel talks of here are known as Ophanim or Wheels / Thrones. In Christianity these are a clasiffication of angel, which bears a striking resemblance to the Fravashi angels in Zoroastrian.
What is apparent to me is that the author was trying to describe some sort of flying machine:
- They sparkled like chrysolite so they were probably metallic
- Wheel within a wheel, perhaps some form of rotary blade, counter spinning for stability, they are often referred to as the ‘whirling wheels’ which is a good description of a rotary blade in operation.
- They could travel in all directions
- The moved with the living creatures (or moved the living creatures), because the creature was in the wheels!!!
My thoughts on the matter are that some advanced ancient civilization, be it indigenous or from another world, flew about in these flying machines which looked like great birds. The pilot stood or sat in a circular platform on top of the bird and the wings/tail were used to balance the craft or maybe store fuel (hanging wings would give the craft great stability, try sticking 2 forks into either side of a cork hanging downward and you can balance the cork on the top of a pencil). Perhaps the wings were simply ornaments or a camouflage. Underneath the craft was a large rotary blade used to give the craft lift. If the craft was balanced correctly the pilot could simply lean in any of the four directions and the craft would move accordingly (a bit like the Hobgoblin in Spider-man).
Often people try to explain hieroglyphs as symbolism, when more often these hieroglyphs depict real scenes and real object (such as the advanced medical devices shown in the hieroglyphs in kom ombo). The ancient people went to great trouble to record how their gods looked and how the travelled around. The hieroglyphs and carvings are detailed and span countries and oceans. They appear in mythology as chariots of the sun, they appear in Hebrew and Christian scripture also as wheels or thrones (a classification of angel, which is probably where the winged angel idea comes from). The Nazca lines also back up this theory as the people on the ground called out to their flying gods through markings on the ground that span huge areas and can only be seen from the air!
My conclusion is that if they are simple figments of some ancient storyteller’s imagination they had one hell of a marketing campaign!