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The time: 1100 A.D. The place: the Arizona desert. The mystery: an emerging pattern of pueblo villages mirrors all the major stars of the Orion constellation. Packed with maps, diagrams, astronomical charts, and photos of ruins and rock art, The Orion Zone explores this terrestrial-celestial relationship and its astounding global significance.
At a time when the 'star religions' of the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, and
Mayans are coming to light, Gary A. David's research and insightfulness add a
greater depth of understanding to what was known about the sky by the ancient
Anasazi and Hopi Indians of the American Southwest. In the same brilliant spirit
of Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock, David proves again and again the
importance of Orion and other constellations to the earliest people on Earth. His
book in turn makes a valuable contribution to our spiritual unfolding in modern
times. Page Bryant, psychic, teacher, and author of Spiritwalking and The
Second Coming of the Star Gods
The correlation Mr. David makes between the Hopi and Egyptian 'sky view' is
most interesting. Robert Bauval, co-author of The Orion Mystery and The
Message of the Sphinx
"Gary David had found the mirrored, proportioned locations of all the major stars of Orion exactly on the ground, centered at Anasazi and Hopi ruins and sacred sites! Not only that, but he has found Solstice lines that run parallel to many of the Orion star sightings that also run through Anasazi and Hopi sites! Not only that, but he has found a "chakra" line that runs down the center of Orion straight through major sites! The left part of Orion's arm passes through a portion of the Grand Canyon also." Barry McEwen, from "Ancient Egyptian Treasures in the Grand Canyon: Smoking Guns and Psychic Fuel"
Gary has made a marvelous and insightful contribution to the history of the Hopi
Indians with his ongoing research in Arizona... His work is unique and shows the
pre-Columbian cross-cultural knowledge, that was shared by the peoples of the
world in prehistory, was extant in Arizona with the Hopi. Crichton E M Miller,
author of The Golden Thread of Time
"His work offers an exciting and refreshing new view of history, people and the importance of the stars (star peoples) in the essential development of their cultures... and now the possibility of reforging the essential connection. This has broad implications." Lane Badger, publisher of Four Corners magazine
I have examined the Arizona-Orion ground-sky relationship, and I must say that I
find this work intriguing. It is worth pursuing to very end. Andrew Collins, author
of From the Ashes of Angels and Gods of Eden
-The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest
by Gary A. David is now available.
-Published by Hayriver Press (a division of Ancient American magazine).
-333 pages, perfect-bound trade paperback.
-Cover art work and design by Jack Andrews.
-Includes 57 photos of ancient ruins, rock art, diagrams, astronomical charts,
and maps, plus 40 pages of notes and references.
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Here are just some of the questions raised in The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest.
The Sky-Ground Correlation Theory
Similar to the Giza Orion correlation that forms part of an ancient global network, the Arizona Orion correlation is verified by both Anasazi archaeological evidence and Hopi ceremonial/mythological lore. In the process we arrive at some startling conclusions about the Four Corners region of the United States.
In essence, the constellation Orion provides the template by which the Anasazi (or Hisatsinom, i.e., ancestral pueblo people) determined their villages' locations during a migration period lasting centuries. Spiritually mandated by a god the Hopi call Masau'u (also spelled Masaw, sometimes seen as a katsina, or kachina), this "terrestrial Orion" closely mirrors its celestial counterpart, with prehistoric "cities" corresponding to every major star in the constellation. By its specific orientation the sidereal pattern projected upon the Arizona desert also encodes various sunrise and sunset points of both summer and winter solstices. Although this configuration extends to a number of contiguous constellations, a central flux of ley line energy occurs along a series of ancient pueblo sites and geoglyphs ranging from southwestern Colorado to the mouth of the Colorado River. This indicates the functional chakra system of Orion as reflected in the transfigured Earth. "As above, so below."
By analyzing geodetic alignments of pueblo ruins, photographing rock art, correlating indigenous cultural motifs, and utilizing astronomical computer programs to determine star positions in the ancient past, Mr. David has produced an intuitively provocative yet rigorously researched treatise. In doing so, he participates in an ideological movement that is currently shattering conventional paradigms of human history and evolution.
The world suddenly has become far different than our previous assumptions about it would ever have admitted. The uniformitarian paradigm of slow, gradual, steady progression from simple, primitive societies to more complex, highly refined civilizations no longer explains the evidence now coming to light. To account for schemata such as astral-terrestrial correlations, some theorists are beginning to posit both catastrophism and diffusionism as major influences in the development of diverse ancient cultures around the globe. For many people, in fact, the paradigm shift has already occurred.
Helical magnetic field
around Orion Molecular Cloud (see article)
See Maps of the Orion Zone.
See Chapter Titles and Synopses, Illustrations.
See Overview of the Arizona Orion Correlation.
This article has also been posted on the Graham Hancock Forum.
See Articles on this Web site.
David's "Carving the Cosmos," Part 1 and Part 2 at ViewZone
Go to his article called "Meteor Crater: Arizona's First Bonanza?" at Farshores Web site. Also see an overview Orion article on the Ancient Mysteries section of Farshores.
Read David's essay "Along the 33rd Parallel: A Global Mystery Circle" in the newly published anthology titled UNDERGROUND! The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations, Astonishing Archaeology and Hidden History. This book is finely designed and produced with a wonderful range of authors.
In the December/January 2006 issue of Four Corners magazine my article called "Spiral Gate: The Arc of the Covenant" appeared. (PDF format-- Adobe Reader needed) This article contains material not found in my recently published book The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest. By the way, this hard copy/online magazine published in Sedona, Arizona also features an interview with Graham Hancock about his new book.
Order back issues from Ancient American magazine with the following articles by Gary A. David: "'As Above, So Below' in Ancient Arizona" (Issue # 46), and "Arizona's Mystery Mesa: A Masonic Temple at the Hopis' 13th Century Village" (Issue # 49).
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