History of Humanity
From: Esotericism and modern though, P D Ouspensky.In order to understand the substance of the idea of esotericism it must first be realised that the history of humanity is much longer than is usually supposed. But it should be observed that the usual view of textbooks and popular "outlines of history", which contain a very short historical period and a more or less dark age before that, is in reality very far from the most recent scientific views. Present-day historical science is beginning to regard the "prehistoric" period and the "stone age" quite differently from the way in which they were regarded fifty or sixty years ago. It cannot regard the prehistoric period as the period of barbarism, because against this view there speaks the study of the remains of prehistoric buildings and extant memorials of prehistoric art and literature, the study of the religious customs and rites of different peoples, the comparative study of religions, and particularly the study of language, that is, the data of comparative philology, which show the astonishing psychological richness of old languages. On the contrary, in opposition to the old view, there already exist many theories and there appear many new theories on the possibility of ancient prehistoric civilisations. Thus the "stone age" is regarded with more probability as a period not of beginning, but of the fall and degeneration of previously existing civilisations.
In this respect it is very characteristic that all present-day "savages" without exception, that is to say, peoples whom our culture has found in a savage or semi-savage state, are degenerate descendants of more cultured peoples. This most interesting fact is usually passed over in silence. But not a single savage race that we know of, i.e., no isolated savage or semi-savage people met so far by our culture, has shown any sign of evolution in process in any respect whatever. On the contrary, in every case without exception, signs of degeneration have been observed. I do not speak of degeneration consequent upon contact with our culture, but of degeneration which has been in process for centuries before contact with our culture, and is in many cases perfectly clear and evident. All savage or semi-savage peoples have tales and traditions of a golden age, of a heroic period; but in reality these tales and traditions speak of their own past, of their own ancient civilisation. The language of all peoples contains words and ideas for which there is no longer any room in their actual life. All peoples had in their past better weapons, better boats, better towns, and higher forms of religion. The same fact explains the superiority of the Palaeolithic, that is, more ancient drawings found in caves, to the Neolithic, that is, more recent drawings. This also is a fact that is usually passed over altogether or left without explanation.
The existence of the remains of so many man(?) made, large and extensive underground facilities makes me wonder if they were constructed with the knowledge that catastrophic events were known to occur periodically, or perhaps that such an event was known to be approaching. The facilities were an attempt to save the lives of as many people as possible, not from wild animals or marauding enemies, but from natural disasters of gigantic proportion.
I hope sites such as the tunnels under the Bosnian pyramids are explored further, and wonder if the unexplored side tunnels, often bricked op, would find the remains of humans who had done everything possible to survive, even to sealing up the exits to their hideouts, as plasma from a large electrical event would flow like water into caves and tunnels and anywhere it could. It would seem that there were survivors, now deprived of all the greatness of the Golden Age, forced to begin rebuilding without benefit of the advanced science and technology of the previous age. This possibly mad idea would seem to explain why so many of these ancient sites are out of bounds for extensive exploration, why the Smithsonian seems to have hidden away so much evidence, and why there still seems to be an active program of destruction of what remains. When the invading USA armed forces moved into Babylon I was shocked at the destruction they caused, but maybe they were after something much more important than we might ever know about?
Babylon wrecked by war