Inspirational Tourist Attractions of Mexico
There is mounting evidence being gathered by researchers all over the world that casts doubt over the orthodox version of history. In Mexico, we find evidence that confirms the ancient Mesoamericans were an advanced race with knowledge of maths, astronomy, astrology, medicine and engineering.
The growing body of evidence that suggests our ancient ancestors were seafaring explorers makes a nonsense of the idea that Christopher Columbus discovered the “New World” of the Americas. That story serves the agenda.
In Mexico alone, you can find numerous artefacts and archaeological sites that turns history on its head. This is not the history we are taught in school. Did you ever wonder why history classes were so dull?
Here are my top five tourist attraction in Mexico that make you look at the past in a different way. Once you understand the past, you can visualise the future.
Seafaring Cultures at La Venta
Let’s start with the giant heads at the La Venta Museum in Villahermosa. These huge sculptures are carved from basalt boulders, some standing over 9ft tall and weighing 40 tons. The rocks were ferried some 80km from the Tuxtla Mountains.
It is estimated the huge heads were made by the Olmecs sometime between 800BCE and 600BCE. The Olmecs are thought to be the founders of ancient Mesoamerican culture and clearly showed signs of advanced knowledge of engineering despite historians telling us these “primitive” peoples had rudimentary tools.
But rather than get into the time-honoured debate about how the Olmecs moved the stones and carved the faces, the most intriguing question is, what the stones resemble.
Jose Melgar, the archaeologist that discovered the first Olmec head in 1862 published two papers suggesting the features on the faces of the carvings were of a “Negro race.” This view was quashed by his peers in the early 20th Century.
The official explanation given at the National Anthropological Museum in Mexico City is that the flat nose represents the Jaguar and the squinted eyes are because the hierarchy were the only people capable of getting “close to the Sun Gods.” No mention of the lips though…
In my mind, the reflection of the statues facial features proposed by “scholars” is clearly lobbocks, but they are right about one thing, the heads do represent the people the Olmec culture revered. The four heads at La Venta were found in the ceremonial plaza and pays testament to this. One of the 9ft sculptures was also used as an altar.
But scholars do not know exactly who the heads belong to. Chieftain leaders of the ruling dynasty, warriors and even winners of the infamous ballgame have all been proposed as an alternative to visitors from a seafaring race that sailed across the ocean.
This version of events, of course, doesn’t fit the conspiracy theory of mainstream history. It wasn’t supposed to have happened, so it didn’t happen. The nose of a Jaguar on an African man’s face it is then!
Sun Art at Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is perhaps Mexico most famous site and should not need any introduction. I’ll give it one anyway. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, the temple complex was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and is famous for the celestial phenomenon that occurs on the steps of El Castillo every spring and autumn equinox.
El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kuk’ulkan, is an architectural marvel, mathematically calculated based on the orbit of the sun. On all four sides of the pyramid are 91 steps which add up to 364, plus the platform at the top is 365 days. The Temple of Kuk’ulkan was built by the Maya between 800-900BCE.
In Europe at this time, people were being told still thought the earth was flat. It wasn’t until Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492 that public consensus changed. And the Spanish had the audacity to call the Aztecs primitive! How arrogant.
At the bottom of the temple steps on the north-facing staircase, are the carved heads of Kuk’ulkan, depicted as he often was by a dragon’s head (the dragon representing several things including the four elements).
At noon on the March equinox, when the sun reaches its lowest point in the southern hemisphere, a shadow appears on the stair wall in the form of a crawling serpent. It starts from the top of the bannister and ends beside the dragon head statues. The Creator Gods of Mesoamerica were known as the Plumed Serpent.
During the midday hour of the September equinox, the serpent appears to be crawling in the opposite direction, upwards, representing the path the sun takes during its ascent to the “solar noon” at the height of summer.
Not only had the Maya calculated the equinoxes and the number of days it takes for the earth to orbit the sun, but they could also build a temple that reflected artwork onto a wall by using the shadow of the sun at a precise time of day.
Look to the stars at Palenque
Palenque is archaeological eye-candy. For its sheer beauty alone, it is well worth a visit. Built deep in the dense jungle in a place the ancient Maya called ‘Place of Water,’ the white-stone temples that peer through trees reveal secrets archaeoastronomers are beginning to unravel.
Thought to have been constructed between 226BCE and 799AD, dozens of structures have been found to be precisely oriented to celestial objects. Two significant alignments are the Temple of the Count which is aligned with Sirius and Temple XIV is aligned with the winter solstice. The west side of the royal palace aligns with the setting after its zenith.
Archaeologists have unearthed 24 temples at Palenque to date although many others remain buried under the jungle foliage. The amount of evidence that proves the Maya were master astronomers has to rank Palenque amongst the most important sites on the planet. In my opinion, Palenque is a better site to visit than Chichen Itza if you have to choose.
Before we even get into specifics Teotihuacan is a mystery. Nobody knows when it was built – not even the Aztecs. They say the temple complex was built long before their empire existed and knew it as “the place where men become Gods.”
The site is dated to 150BCE-750AD by mainstream scholars carbon-dating pottery found at the site, but the site was most probably built by the Toltecs around 900BCE. Some researchers push the date back as far as 4000BCE. So just 5000 years difference then!
What we do know is that Teotihuacan shares similarities with the pyramids on the Giza plateau in Egypt. Firstly, the most important temples align with the three stars of Orion’s Belt (more of which you can read about here) and are also built on energy lines, often referred to as ley lines.
Researchers have discovered that hundreds of ancient temples and churches are built on the so-called ley lines. The likely reason for this is because certain stones act as a conductor for electromagnetic energy and would increase the amount of energy priests received during meditation. This would have helped shaman achieve a deeper trance state and make their cosmovisions more vivid.
At Teotihuacan, mica transported 6000km from Brazil was found in the walls. Why would the Toltecs go to such great lengths to transport a building material all that way? Mica is a mineral and is known to have a low electrical conductivity. It is used by electrical companies today as thermal insulation.
By meditating with Mica it is possible to deepen your trance and improve psychic awareness. The crystal is associated with learning because of its power to induce profound visualisations and connect with your Higher Self from where you can obtain whatever information you need.
Some commentators will call the above suggestion “new age nonsense” and there are cases where new agers have misinterpreted the use of energy. However, I have meditated against rocks that do emit high amounts of electromagnetic energy and have a first-hand experience of how much more powerful the meditative experience is. Unfortunately, the energy has been removed from these ancient sites.
Aztec Calendar Stone
Mesoamerican cultures had a profound understanding of astronomy and astrology, evidence of which can be found in their temples and calendars. A good example is the Aztec Calendar Stone in the National Anthropological Museum in Mexico City, and the Mayan Long Count Calendar exhibited in the British Museum in London.
Both calendars record a sophisticated time-tracking of the sun’s movement around the planet. A concentric circle of 20 circles represent the number of days in a Mesoamerican month, of which there were 18, totalling 365 days a year. Snap!
This suggests the ancients of Mesoamerican cultures knew the Earth orbited the Sun, a theory that was denounced in Europe when first proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus in the early 16th Century. The theory did not fit the church’s teachings you see so it couldn’t possibly be true.
Copernicus finished his work in 1530, but his book was not published until the year of his death in 1543 – whether the two are related is open for debate. Which is more than Copernicus’ findings were. His work was denounced and barely mentioned.
That was until the early 1600’s when German astronomer, Johannes Kepler, proposed his three laws of planetary motions, one of which agreed with the findings of Copernicus. Galileo supported Kepler’s laws with evidence discovered through his telescope in 1633 but was declared a heretic by the Church and forced to admit he was “holding as true the false doctrine taught by some that the sun is the centre of the world.” His other option was death – what do you do!
The authorities and scientific community kept up this charade until 1687 when Sir Issac Newton published Principia which set about proving that the gravity of the sun held the planets in their place, thus the earth must be orbiting the sun.
Hundreds of years earlier, the Maya, and later the Aztecs, were not only tracking the movement of the sun but of the planet, Pleiades – which they discovered had a 52-year orbit around the Earth. Not only that, but the Mayan Long Count Calendar accurately measures the precession of the equinoxes, a celestial event that occurs approximately every 26,500 years. This evidence suggests the ancients were studying the stars for a pretty long time. And all over the world!
The Mayan civilisation is believed to have existed between 2000BCE and 2000AD. This is around the same time the Greeks were showing signs of enlightenment – although they got their knowledge from the Egyptians who got their knowledge from Mesopotamia when the history man’s capacity to build begins – allegedly.
To say information has been suppressed by the ruling classes of Europe is an understatement and the deception continues today! There is not a lot you can do to change that right now, but what you can do is visit these sites and others for yourself, and discover the history you were not told at school.