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Guidestones in Georgia
Seeing the Georgia Guidestones in Elberton is rather anticlimactic. They sit in a field all by themselves. The address is 1031 Guide Stones Road, Elberton, GA 30635. There are no buildings around it nor are there any people. It looks so all alone and inconsequential till you get out and take a closer look.
The Guidestones were commissioned from the Elberton Granite Finishing company. Robert C. Christian was supposedly erecting the Guidestones on behalf of a few “loyal Americans”. It has been a mystery as to who actually paid for the Guidestones and why. It may never be known.
The land was purchased in 1979 and the following year the monument was unveiled. Later that year the site was deeded to Elbert County. The monument sits on the highest ground in the county. There are five stones altogether with another stone resting on top of the five. The stones are engraved in eight languages, English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. Around the edges of the stones, the names of the following four ancient languages ar written: Babylonian (in cuneiform script), Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Ancient Egyptian (in hieroglyphs).
The inscription itself is a message of 10 guidelines for humanity.
- 1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- 2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
- 3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
- 4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
- 5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- 6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- 7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- 8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
- 9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
- 10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature.
The statements do not seem to be very difficult or much of a hardship to the inhabitants of this plant. However, the first sentence is ominous. In 2013 there were approximately 7.125 billion inhabitants of the earth. In 1979 there were 4.5 billion inhabitants, a far cry from 500 million.
Features of the Guidestones
The center column of the Guidestones has a horizontal cut all the way thru the stones. The North star is visible when you look thru this cut. Another cut is aligned with the sun’s solstices and equinoxes.
In addition, the placement of the Guidestones is exact. By that, I mean that during the day when a sunbeam shines thru the hole cut through the stones, it signifies noon time. There is a horizontal slot in the stones that shows the annual travel of the sun. Another slot in the stones is indicative of the celestial pole of the earth.
A time capsule is buried six feet underneath the earth on the property. The stones record the capsule and instruct humanity to open them on a certain date. The problem arises because that date is not inscribed on the stone. The section of the stone that should have the date inscribed is blank.
The Guidestones are a wonder. Someone had to plan the stones and give the directions to the Elberton Granite Finishing company. Then the stones had to be placed carefully and aligned for the rotations of the sun to show through the cuts.
Everyone has a theory about the Guidestones. Perhaps it is a conspiracy theory. Perhaps it is a foretelling. Perhaps someone not from this earth designed the stones. Perhaps it is just basic concepts that should be adhered to.
Travel to the Guidestones and decide for yourself.