-B. L. Freeborn, August 2012
-A mind once expanded by an idea cannot return to its original shape.
We have been discussing the images on the Mystery Stone of New Hampshire. Now we pause to look at similar ideas from other parts of the world. (The complete article is posted to the left as a page.)
This image is a relief from Assyria (Calah in present day Iraq) of the Winged Genius. It is currently in the Walters Art Museum.
Notice the cone shaped object in this Spirit’s right hand. The description file reads: The “benevolent spirit uses a cone-shaped object to sprinkle from his bucket some magic potion upon either a sacred tree or the king depicted on the adjacent relief.” If I might re-translate what this not-so-benevolent spirit is doing. He is sprinkling meteorites on the adjacent King and he has the ultimate weapon poised in the air – a comet. It is the cone shaped, egg shaped object that looks a whole lot like the New Hampshire Mystery Stone. He, as a giant, god, or Nephylim, is the force that guides the object. This relief is dated to 883 to 859 BC.
There are other versions of this relief. In another, also from Iraq, is a nearly identical representation of the spirit except the man is portrayed as a bird. There are adjoining images which display a man carefully holding a flat cup which is a symbolic depiction of the crater. The detail images of the cone show it is similar in appearance to a pine cone or made of small pieces which is an accurate representation of many comets. We know now that comets are often made of large masses of ice crystals and rock adhered together. From other ancient sources we can determine that a comet came to Earth that broke into pieces. This idea is confirmed in this art. Two pieces struck the planet as shown here in this section of the Asshur or Ashur-nasir-pal II reliefs in the Brooklyn Museum. Between them lies what is called the tree of life but we might correctly call it the polar axis. In our small New Hampshire stone we have the same egg shape and a hole in the top of the stone for an axis. So, we have two comets approaching the polar axis.
These comets came to choose who lived and died. The Cross (in the spear/shield image) tells us X marks the spot. Earth is always indicated in astrology as a circle with an x in it. Life survived, despite all odds. Life, after numerous hardships that we can not imagine surviving, found a way. All the beauty of this planet nearly perished in one fateful tragedy not so long ago. All of the advanced civilizations of the past were wiped out in one, just one, fateful day.
Our present day religious symbolism assures us that we have never quite forgotten it happened. We have never forgotten the nearly complete annihilation of our species.
The fear that drives the Christians to accept Christ is a deep seated, long forgotten memory of this tragedy. The fear that drove the Aztecs and Phoenicians to sacrifice their own children was the fear of a repeat of this horrific event. It is a fear that has never left us because the reality is – the danger is ever present.
The Giants, we like to call Nephylim, are the massive forces of nature such as celestial dynamics, magnetism, tidal waves and acceleration. An absence of vocabulary and mis-understanding both then and now, creates multiple gods.
So we understand that what is portrayed in this small work of art was common knowledge among the Kings, Queens and High Priests which directed and paid for the art. The belief that this New Hampshire stone once belonged to a great personage can be concluded. It would have been meaningless to the commoner just as it is today to many.
We will continue with the ominous little curl beneath the Spears/Shield and conclude our study.
(updated Nov. 2018)