Plasma on Stone
A number of
independent researchers today insist that our early
ancestors witnessed intensely energetic, heaven-spanning
plasma discharge formations above them. According to these
researchers, ancient artists chiseled plasma configurations
by the millions on stone.
Many global patterns in ancient rock art are
indeed highly unusual, revealing unique details such as the two dots or
circles to the left and right of a central "stick" figure in the images
The examples here were gathered by plasma
scientist Anthony Peratt. For over three decades Peratt's laboratory
research concentrated on the instabilities that develop in high-energy
discharges, and he documented the evolution of the these formations
through dozens of unique configurations. In supercomputer simulations,
using the very equations that have reproduced galactic structures in
space, he has replicated the dynamics of laboratory discharge, with
surprisingly accurate results.
Could Peratt's laboratory science illuminate the
enigmatic rock art patterns? The majority of rock art authorities argue
that only images of the sun, moon, and stars reflect real celestial
phenomena. But cross cultural comparison proves the experts incorrect,
as the above examples show. Many specialists attribute the more unusual
elements in rock art to subjective shamanistic trances, explaining the
"unnatural" representations as unique expressions within each culture.
Universal patterns, however, suggest a universal experience.
Intrigued by the striking similarities between
rock art patterns and plasma discharge formations, Peratt began his own
investigation. The geometric illustrations above (beneath the rock art
images) graphically illustrate the laboratory and simulation formations
observed in the phase of intense plasma discharge corresponding to the
rock art images shown here. The illustrations are taken from Peratt's
recent paper in "Transactions on Plasma Science" of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, in December 2003.
Peratt states his conclusion forthrightly: The
recurring petroglyph patterns "are reproductions of plasma phenomena in
By comparing rock art images from around the world
and adjusting for line of sight, Peratt found more than 80 patterns
corresponding to phases of plasma discharge he had documented in the
laboratory. In many instances the different regional images then align
to the degree that they are "cookie cutter" templates of each other.
Through computer processing of images from different regions of the
world, his data enable him to project what was seen in the sky in three
dimensions. The pictographs themselves can be arranged to form animation
cells, enabling him to produce an animation of the laboratory sequences
using only the pictograph images on
stone and the complex evolution of the plasma instabilities.
Please check out Professor Don Scott's
new book The Electric Sky.
READERS: Wallace Thornhill, David Talbott, and Anthony
Peratt will share the stage with other investigators of
planetary catastrophe at the British Society for
Interdisciplinary Studies “Conference 2007” August