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About the author:
Gary A. David has been an independent researcher of Southwestern archaeological ruins
and rock art for over twenty-five years. His books about the Hopi and other ancestral Pueblo cultures of Arizona and New Mexico include: The Orion Zone (2006), Eye of the Phoenix (2008), The Kivas of Heaven (2010), and Star Shrines and Earthworks of the Desert Southwest (2012). These are all available from
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Mr. David earned a master's degree from the University of Colorado and is a former
college professor. He is also a poet, with numerous volumes published.
His articles or interviews have appeared in many magazines, including Ancient American, Atlantis Rising, Fate, Fenix (Italy), Erich von Däniken's Sagenhafte Zeiten (Switzerland), UFO, and World Explorer, as well as in anthologies such as The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations, Lost Knowledge of the Ancients, and Mysteries of the Ancient Past-the latter two being Graham Hancock Readers. Gary continues to speak at conferences, including Ancient Mysteries International (AMI) Conference for Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK), and many branches of Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He also gives international radio interviews, such as Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Dreamland with Whitley Strieber, Jeff Rense, Paracast and many others. He has appeared on the History Channel's series "Ancient Aliens," "Brad Meltzer's Decoded," and "Countdown to Apocalypse." His work has also been featured on both Japanese and Russian television programs.
Gary, his wife, and an aging cat live together in rural northern Arizona, where the skies are still relatively pristine.
Mirrors of Orion
Star Knowledge of the Ancient World
Gary A. David
The phrase "As above, so below" is attributed to the Egyptian god of wisdom named
Thoth. This echoes the biblical expression "on earth as it is in heaven." Many diverse
ancient cultures have erected sacred cities, pyramids, standing stones, or temples in
order to mirror the stars. In particular the constellation Orion has been repeatedly
projected as a talismanic pattern on numerous landscapes around the world.
This book describes the sky-ground templates of Egypt, the American Southwest, Mexico, Nazca, the UK, Europe, Syria, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and other regions. It also discusses the celestial rituals of the Mithras cult, the Age of Taurus, the Sirius cosmology of the Dogon, and South African rock art. This essential archaeo-astronomy primer expands the star correlation theory to encompass the entire globe. Packed with nearly 225 photos, drawings, diagrams, maps, and star charts.
"As above, so below. The parallels Gary David has found between the ancient Egyptian
sky-ground system involving the pyramids of Giza and the constellation of Orion, and a
similar project to build heaven on earth by the Hopi of Arizona, are eerie, compelling and
deeply thought-provoking." -Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods
"Gary David's work is a treasure of enormous importance." -William Henry, author of Lost Secrets of the Watchers
"The correlation Mr. David makes between the Hopi and Egyptian 'sky-view' is most interesting." -Robert Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery
"...a must-read for pre-Columbian aficionados and aspiring anthropologists alike." -Ross Hamilton, author of Star Mounds
From the INTRODUCTION: This book is a survey of the archaeo-astronomy of various cultures around the globe. How did ancient people conceptualize the heavens? What was their notion of the cosmos? How did their sacred ceremonies or ritual enactments bring them closer to the omnipotent or at least very powerful celestial beings? What structures, temples, or standing stones did they erect to create models of the sky realm? By its very nature this book is extensive rather than intensive, allowing the reader to pursue further areas of special cultural interest. In essence, it is a primer for the concept of sky-ground mirrors-the terra firmament, so to speak. Well-known constellation correlations, such as the Orion-Giza schema, join newly discovered sidereal correspondences, such as those in Syria and Nigeria.
Ancient people comprehended the language of the stars much better than we do today, despite our Hubble Space Telescope and Very Large Array. If we can translate the encoded messages from the celestial dimension to understand what these time-traveling pinpoints of light are endeavoring to tell us, then we will realize the complexity and depths of our past knowledge of a truly living cosmos. We will ultimately find that spirit and matter are a single continuum extending far into our future-mirror reflecting mirror down the sacred portal that leads to Orion.
- Publication Date:
- 1494926768 / 9781494926762
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- History / Ancient / General