Friday, August 21, 2015

Seven-Thousand-Year-Old 'Old Europe' Grail Bowl Bears the African Ichi Scarification Mark

by Nenad M. Djurdjevic and Judith Mann

Available evidence clearly attests to the antiquity of the ichi pictograph represented on the Old European Grail Bowl, going back 7,000 years in time when a Goddess-oriented civilization in Europe existed. Lithuanian archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, who dedicated her lifetime to the study of Old European cultures based on matrilineal societies, once declared that: "The Parthogenetic Goddess has been the most persistent feature in the archaeological record (of Old Europe)."

The ichi pictograph inside the Grail Bowl thus consolidates the notion of a sacred vessel understood as the primary symbol of female power, conveying the image of a female deity of motherly strength and energy.

This idea is mirrored by the labyrinthine pattern on the outside of the bowl representing the bowels of the earth or undergound labyrinths conceived as the abode of the Earth goddess and her conglomerate of secrets, based on the notion of woman as container. Additionally, as in African mystical traditions, the vertical arrow-shaped zigzag pattern on the stem is a clear reference to the watery pillars of creation and healing powers of the goddess.

In African sacred art, among the different geometric lines, the peculiar X-shaped ichi marks are replicated in facial scarifications, on dozens of artifacts unearthed at Igbo-Ukwu, Ikom monoliths, in Egyptian hieroglyphics, and even as far as India, South America, Australia, and now Old Europe. All ancient cultures carry that unique Igbo identity and culture.

Among the Igbo of Nigeria Ichi is the symbol of the sun, a word derived from another name of the sun/daylight, chi, which is also the name of the spirit of God in Man. From the Igbo word ichi originated the Greek word Χριστός: Christ, as well as Ich-thys, the fish symbol associated with Christ as a godman by adherents of the Christian faith.

According to the evidence, Igbo titled men and women bore the characteristic ichi marks (see Acholonu C. "Motherism the Afrocentric Alternative to Feminism," 1995). In the Nag Hammadi scrolls it is said that God is both Mother, Father and Child, but that its known manifestation is female. We can therefore conclude that the four-sided ichi pictograph (and its variations – the equal-armed cross, the X within a square, etc.) is a female symbol, a representation of the mother essence in the Godhead (Acholonu C. "The Origin of the Igbo ─ The Chosen People of the True God and the Never Been Ruled," 2008).

So we can see that the symbols that appear on the Old Europe Grail Bowl are also repeated in the ancient African tradition of decorating the human body with paintings, tattoos and scarifications of sacred symbols or signs which later evolved into the letters of the first alphabets. Since the time of the earliest successful migrations "out of Africa," many traditional religious beliefs and practices from Africa were passed down from one generation to another throughout the human saga.

Yet, since the arrival of first explorers in the 15th century the peoples and cultures of Africa were outside of the interest of western historians, for whom Europe was the center of history. What lay behind this attitude was a persistent belief that, in the absence of written texts and archaeologically significant monuments, and short of the Sudanese Pyramids, Black African civilization did not really have any history.

However, despite such a miopic scholarly attitude, the old stereotypic ideas which have relegated Africa to the fringes of history are dying out. Ideas about African civilizations are now being completely transformed. Recent evidence brought to light through archaeology, ethnography and graphology clearly point to the great span of African history and Africa's undeniable contribution to world civilization in terms of spoken or written language, mathematics, cosmology, agriculture, architecture, metal-working, religion, etc.

For example, the world's oldest mathematical object found between South Africa and Swaziland and known as the Lebombo bone, is dated at 37,000 years BCE. The Lebombo bone is very similar to the calendar sticks still used by Bushmen clans in Nimibia today. From Catherine Acholonu's research work we learn that stick writing, which afterwards turned into writing on standing stones, was practiced in Africa long before it was inherited by ancient cultures of the British Isles.

Acholonu's research work also revealed a similarity in style and pattern in the use of geometric signs and body language of figures as well as a similarity of imageries suggesting that different cultures across the globe shared a school of thought with West African cultures such as the Ashanti, Akan, Yoruba, Benin, Igala, and Igbo in particular.

If we go even further back, we learn from a recent archaeological find in Botswana made by Associate Professor Sheila Coulson, from the University of Oslo, that our ancestors in Africa engaged in ritual practice 70,000 years ago — 30,000 years earlier than the oldest finds in Europe.

Sheila Coulson's find shows that the San people had a specific Python ritual held in a little cave on the northern side of the Tsodilo Hills. It is the first solid archaeological evidence to demonstrate that early Homo sapiens may have been more advanced in many ways long before it was thought to be possible. It becomes clear that Africa was not just the place that people became physically modern, but that many culturally modern practices were present in Africa long before they appeared in Europe.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Votive Pyramid of Visoko, Bosnia as a Celestial Portal interpreted Through Energy Photography and Dogon/Egyptian Mythology

by Moira Judith Man

Photo: Votive pyramid unearthed in Visoko, Bosnia

The intent of this paper is to investigate the connection between the Visoko Bosnia votive pyramid and other Old Europe votive pyramids from the same era to the Bosnian Pyramids/Ravne Tunnels, as well as to explore, through significant energy photo captures, the relevance of the creation myth of the Dogon people of Mali, Africa applied to these votives.

Photo energy captures of the votive pyramids by Julia Lincoln have revealed a path of cosmic interaction which are shared with corresponding interpretations where possible. These interpretations include an emerging theme of connection of the Visoko votive pyramid with the Mayan Popul Vuh legends of the Hero Twins, which came as a complete surprise for the author. Video captures focus on the pulsing morphic energy fields that affect the votive images or are affected by the votive images.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Archaeological Site Report: Observations and Field Notes 2015

Photo: New tunnel section discovered in Ravne.
Credit Jock Doubleday

Author: Anela P. Preljević, Field Archaeologist

Date: April 30, 2015

On 30th April, Dr. Semir Osmanagić and his team of investigators entered the new tunnel sections recently discovered by workers of the Foundation within the Ravne underground labyrinth system. This site report will document all observations made and propose further points of investigation for the coming 2015 season.



Sunday, March 22, 2015


The Return of the Black Lord - The African Origins of the Sacred Grail

Dear Reader, 

The legend of the Sacred Grail has been told and retold in various cultures and languages for hundreds of years. First mentioned in the late 12th century by French author Chrétien de Troyes in Perceval: ou le Conte du Graal, the story of the legendary vessel and the quest to find it became increasingly popular during the 19th century. Even today, the appeal of the quest is universal because the Grail has never been found or even unambiguously identified. The ownership of the Grail has been attributed to various groups, mainly to the Knights Templar, because it allegedly represents the cup of the Last Supper that collected Christ's blood upon his removal from the Cross. 

Theories abound as to where the cup comes from, where it traveled, and where it ended up. One says the Knights Templar took it from Jerusalem during the Crusades. Thereupon, we find cups in several churches all across Europe. Another theory says that the history of the Grail can be traced to the 11th century somewhere in the Middle-East, while evidence presented by some scholars suggests that the origin of the grail legend lies in Celtic myth. Today, there are at least five known places that claim ownership of the Grail. Some researchers went even further by claiming that Jesus may not have even died on the Cross, but lived to wed Mary Magdalene and father children whose Merovingian bloodline has persisted until this very day.

Theories abound as to where the cup comes from, where it traveled, and where it ended up. One says the Knights Templar took it from Jerusalem during the Crusades. Thereupon, we find cups in several churches all across Europe. Another theory says that the history of the Grail can be traced to the 11th century somewhere in the Middle-East, while evidence presented by some scholars suggests that the origin of the grail legend lies in Celtic myth. Today, there are at least five known places that claim ownership of the Grail. Some researchers went even further by claiming that Jesus may not have even died on the Cross, but lived to wed Mary Magdalene and father children whose Merovingian bloodline has persisted until this very day. The search for the Sacred Grail has occurred in different epochs and in many lands. Even today it is believed that, if one drank from the Sacred Grail, one would become immortal. However, old legends differed, they agreed in this: that the Sacred Grail was to be sought far away and with great trial. The search for the Sacred Grail, Grail Castle, and Grail Keeper, required various heroes to pass one or more tests or challenges, a form of initiation to the mysteries, in order to succeed in the quest. Percival, after his first visit to the Grail Castle, had to search for five years before healing the Fisher King, and restoring the fertility to the land. For most heroes of legend, the search for the Sacred Grail remained an impossible quest, the cup an unattainable mirage. 

For modern scholars, too, the Grail has been an invincible conundrum, a riddle without end. Whenever the Grail seem within reach by modern scholarship, it slipped away, and slipped away again. 

Until now.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Progress on Ravne Tunnel Labyrinth excavations, December 19, 2014

by Jock Doubleday

Progress on excavations in Ravne Tunnel Labyrinth, which winds beneath the Bosnian Pyramid Complex in Visoko, Bosnia. December 19, 2014


Friday, August 22, 2014

Wrath of Zeus: Lightning strikes the Bosnian pyramid of the sun!

Video: Watch the incredible moment lightning strikes the Bosnian pyramid of the sun 

According to the ancient Greeks, fire is the highest and the lowest element; it is as though the Elemental Square has been unfolded into a line. This results in a series of cosmic spheres: Celestial Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Central Fire (from Greek pyramidos). Empedocles teaches that the ultimate source of all fire is Hades, and that the Central Fire is the source of all life, creation and destruction (1).

Always according to the ancient Greeks, the Central Fire is also the source of Tartaros, Zeus's Guard Tower (Zanòs Púrgos, Phulakê Diós). It is also said that Zeus, who was the king of the gods, could control the weather. The ancient Greek poet, Hesiod, called him the "cloud-gatherer" and the "thunderer" (2).

His most powerful weapon was the thunderbolt. The ancient Greeks believed that when lightning struck earth, it was a sign of Zeus being present, and the spot struck by Zeus' lightning took on special significance. It was deemed to be an abaton, that is, a place that "could not be entered" by humans (2).

Picture: an artistic representation of the 24 kHz ultra frequency beam of the Bosnian pyramid of the sun (left); a videographer captures the amazing moment lightning strikes the top of the Sun Pyramid (right).

Moreover, according to the Chaldean Oracles and Neoplatonic philosophers, the womb of the underworld goddess Hekate, is the womb of nature, which is fertilized by the lightning and thunderbolts of Father Zeus, and by which she gives birth to the natural world. For the lightning bolts correspond to the Platonic ideas or forms, which can be embodied only by the mediation of Hekate's Womb, the Coils (Koilômata) of the Cosmos. In the Oracles the Goddess Herself says, "These are the Thoughts of the Father, after which is My enwrapping Fire" (3).

Summarizing the aforementioned, the passage through Fire is a means of uniting with the universe, which is a Cosmic Fire according to Heraclitus. Fire rises to the heavens, where it becomes the essence of the stars and of lightning. Since lightning is Celestial Fire, the purest form of fire, it is the most potent force for heroization, and we are told that Pythagoras ascended to heaven after being struck by lightning.

1) Nenad M. Djurdjevic (2012), The Ancestral Origin of Stecaks, pp. 35, 36
2) Jon D. Mikalson (2005), Ancient Greek Religion, p. 89
3) John Opsopaus (1999), Light-bearing Hekate
4) John Opsopaus (1999), Purification by Fire


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Buried Land (full length)


Emir, a Bosnian émigré removed during the war, returns to his homeland to assist an American filmmaker in the making of a film. Caught between states of patriotism and cynicism, he sets out to discover the truth behind the pyramidal claims. Harnessing the passionate hopes and imagination of the town, the pair begin casting for their proposed film; but Semir Osmanagic, the man at the centre of the audacious pyramidal claims, remains an elusive figure.

When Emir begins a relationship with a beautiful tour guide, Avdija, it is soon clear that he is out of his depth and his ego attracts attention. Accused of making fun of the community, Emir's outlandish behaviour grows more and more confused and a grandiose shoot at the summit of the Moon Pyramid descends into chaos.

Rejected by Avdija, Emir stumbles, desolate, to the Pyramid of the Sun. Here, at last, he finds Osmanagic and he is forced to confront both his expatriate identity and his skeptical beliefs towards the town. Using factual encounters, real interviews, staged situations and scripted scenes, Buried Land is a fictional film set in a real community.

Buried Land (2010)
Narrative feature, 80mins, 16.9 HDCAM
Shot on location in the Valley of the Pyramids in Visoko, Bosnia Produced
& Directed by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes & Steven Eastwood


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Resurrection: Pyramids of Bosnia (US Trailer)

“If we were deceived as to our origins, if they have hidden from us who we are, maybe we are living a life that doesn’t belong to us.”
-- Chris Nahon 

About the movie

The biggest pyramids in the world have been discovered in Europe -- in Visoko, Bosnia. These pyramids are older than the pyramids of Egypt, and two of them are taller than the Great Pyramid.

The pyramids are still covered by soil and vegetation, which has accumulated over tens of thousands of years. From a distance they look like natural mountains.

The pyramids are still emitting electromagnetic energy (free energy!). And the tunnels that wind beneath the pyramid complex have been proven to be able to improve the human aura and heal people with high concentrations of health-giving negative ions. The tunnels also have and an extremely high Bovis rating.

This long-lost high-technology ancient civilization offers us a chance, through the monumental structures it has left to us, to rewrite our past, in accordance with the truth, and to change our future for the better.


Born and raised in Val D'Oise, France, Nahon was keen to develop his artistic side, and by 15 he left home for Paris to attend art school. He worked as a freelance photographer for a time, then directed a short film before the age of 20, followed by a second one two years later.

The experience inspired him to create his own production company called V.A.M.O.S., which specialized in creating commercials. His production company went on to do post-production work, leaving Nahon to continue directing commercials for other companies. Five years after creating his company, he had completed his first feature film screenplay.

Although it wasn't filmed, Nahon decided to focus his time on feature film work, which slowed the productivity of V.A.M.O.S. For the start of the new millennium, Nahon was contacted by director/writer Luc Besson to direct his screenplay, Kiss Of The Dragon. He is also known for Empire of the Wolves with French actor Jean Reno (2005), and The Last Vampire (2009).


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In the Face of Great Evidence

by Prof. Catherine Acholonu

The vertical columns of inverted Vs reflect the exact shape of the two pairs of diagonally placed massive stones standing above the Mouth of the Great Pyramid of Khufu's at Giza. In the Giza pyramid, these stone blocks stand above the "Twin Breasts" at the Pyramid's main entrance. The Twin Breasts represent the Twin Hills between which the Sun God Atum-Ra rises on his daily journeys. The twin hills are called DN (DUN/DAN) in Egyptian and Sumerian, and they go back to the Twin Hills overlooking the Dunu Oka Shrine of Atum/Osiris in the Lejja Horizon/Shrine in Nigeria.

This inverted V-construction is called "SHISHE-HEWN" in Egyptian architecture. And it is the Sumerian letter SHI. When repeated as in the Bosnian examples, it spells SHI-SHI or SHI-SHE. Shishe is the Egyptian/Sumerian goddess of Architecture, Pyramid Building, and Writing. She was the wife/consort of Thoth who is the god of writing and the leader of the Khemennu scribes.