Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Have we discovered the Garden of Eden? Mysterious stones at Gobekli Tepe mark the site of biblical Garden of Eden, according to archaeologist.
--Mail Online 02/28/09

What do Orpheus and Gobekli Tepe have in common? Edouard Shure writes of Orpheus in 'The Great Initiates' as "...a contemporary with Moses, five centuries before Homer, and thirteen centuries before Christ." Although there have been five men who also bore the name Orpheus, The first who lived between the 12th and 14th centuries B.C.E. was in a sense, morphed with four other poets and artists baring similar names, combined to form one historical and poetic legend.

Gobekli Tepe is a mysterious wonderland recently rediscovered by a passing Shepard. Very similar to The Dead Sea Scroll findings, Tom Cox had a recent story on Mail Online printed 2/28/09 begins this way...

"For the old Kurdish shepherd, it was just another burning hot day in the rolling plains of eastern Turkey. Following his flock over the arid hillsides, he passed the single mulberry tree, which the locals regarded as 'sacred'. The bells on his sheep tinkled in the stillness. Then he spotted something. Crouching down, he brushed away the dust, and exposed a strange, large, oblong stone.

The man looked left and right: there were similar stone rectangles, peeping from the sands. Calling his dog to heel, the shepherd resolved to inform someone of his finds when he got back to the village. Maybe the stones were important." - TOM COX

This was in a sense, the tip of a huge archaeological iceberg. The tops of these oblong stones buried beneath the earth received much attention in 1994. If we flash forward to 2009, we find this area in Turkey now buzzing with attention again. Articles printed today are speculating that perhaps this ancient are was a ceremonial place for initiates of that time. The question is, Were ancient ceremonies held at Gobleki Tepe? Is this the fabled land of Thrace were Orpheus charmed man and animal alike with his tones of bliss and perfect harmony? He also cooled down the Bacchae, calming their eerie cries? Could This be the land that Manly P. Hall describes how in this sacred area "...Cronus had his alters. Here stood prehistoric stones to Uranus, father of all the heavens, and here were also shrines to Pater Zeus, and in the forest glens the alters of the nymphs. A strange and weird country was that land were dwelt the hearty Thracians, tending their flock and foraging the countryside."