8.10 – THE FORBIDDEN ZONES (10.9.15)


Deep in the jungles of Guatemala lie the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador. Dating back to at least the 5th-century BC, the site is believed to predate the classic Mayan civilization. But, curiously, it was abruptly abandoned around 150 BC. Western archaeologists rediscovered the site in 1979 in an area currently controlled by one of the most feared drug cartels in the region. Today, armed soldiers stand guard just outside the archaeological site that is larger than Manhattan and contains one of the tallest pyramids in the world.

“El Mirador, in fact, has dozens of pyramids. Many of them are as big as anything that the classic Maya made. But it’s also one of their very oldest cities.”

Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D. (Archaeologist / Dir., Maya Exploration Ctr.)

But perhaps the most intriguing discovery at El Mirador is a carving believed to be a depiction of the Mayan creation story known as the Popol Vuh. It dates back more than 2,000 years and is the oldest known version to survive after Central America was overtaken by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th-century.

“The conquistadors requested for all these different Mayan codices to be destroyed. And so after this pillaging and destruction happened, the Popol Vuh was re-created by the ruling elite at the time. And, to the best of their abilities, they tried to put on paper their histories and their mythologies of their ancestors. But these stories go back much further back in time.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“The Popol Vuh is foundational to Maya civilization. As foundational as the Bible is to Christianity. But now, things like what we found at El Mirador are telling us that that story goes back at least to 200 BC. And that’s exciting. Now we have a continuity of the Popol Vuh being pivotal to Maya people all the way back to their origins.”

 – Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D. (Archaeologist / Dir., Maya Exploration Ctr.)

Curiously, the Popol Vuh narrative and the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis contain many similarities, including the stories concerning the creation of the world, animals, and then, finally mankind. They both include stories of a great flood. And in both texts, it is suggested that there is information purposely kept from mankind by his creator. But what is unique to the Popol Vuh is an account of an earlier time when humans had access to greater knowledge.

“In the great Mayan creation narrative, the Popol Vuh, the gods created humans, and they had terrific knowledge. So, much so that it worried the gods. And so they put a veil over the consciousness of the people so that they could only see what was right there in front of them. They limited their ability to know.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“The earliest human beings in the Popol Vuh they were very smart. They basically understood things. They could see things. And so, the gods of creation said, “Oh, we can’t have this. So, what we have to do is, we have to put a screen over that vision.” Knowledge became less and less available to the overall population.”

William Bramley (Author, The Gods of Eden)

“What happened to the humans who were smarter than us? Were they, in fact, the ancient Egyptians, the Sumerians and many other ancient cultures? These areas, apparently, would have all of the records that we would need to completely rebuild our history. These are the most unstable areas on Earth. Could this be why?”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Is it possible that ancient humans possessed greater knowledge than we currently do today, as the Mayan mythology seems to suggest? If so, who were these gods that the Mayans believed to be their creators? According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, their true identity might be revealed by examining one of the carvings contained within the Popol Vuh the so-called “Hero Twins.”

“If you look at that carving, the guy is clearly wearing a helmet, and he has this backpack. And he’s actually floating in space, or he is descending from the sky.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“You have what seem to be like some kind of helmet. And even one of the figures looks like a flying saucer. Could these stone carvings be depictions of Ancient Astronauts? And if that is the case, then it would indicate that these extraterrestrials have actually created us. And in fact, they’re still here today, manipulating us and guiding us into the future.”

 – David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Do the carvings at El Mirador contain information about mankind’s past that we were not meant to discover? If so, could it be that extraterrestrials have been creating barriers and warfare to prevent us from learning about our true origins? Or is there an even more profound explanation? Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest the ultimate proof of just what they are trying to hide can be found by examining one of the most fought-over sites on Earth…Temple Mount.


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