Today Easter Island is thousands of miles away from any civilization, yet on this small island are megalithic structures and statues of weight and size too large for engineers today to quarry and move in to position. Hundreds of books have explained these megalithic enigmas, and they will be explored in more detail later. This post concerns astronomical-calendrical knowledge preserved by those who erected these statues. Easter Island met the same fate as Tiahuanacu in Bolivia, and at the same time. This devastating end to the Heliolithic Maritime Empire was by transit of planet Phoenix in 1687 BCE. As will be shown in other posts, Tiahuanacu and Easter Island were constructed by the same people, using the same building techniques.
Easter Island in the southern Pacific is a small island packed with mysteries. Historian Harold T. Wilkins notes that the island's peculiar megalithic statues numbered about 550 relics, with only one statue being of a female and another is of gargantuan dimensions still lying in the quarry. Some of the masterwork statues exhibit "...the wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command," while others have a merciful, or contemplative look. (1) Wilkins asks- "Who were these strange people who left the amazing number of 550 colossal images in Easter Island?" (2) It is my own theory that I will set out to prove in these posts that the archaic architects were following a grand design to complete 600 of these statues, each sculpture representing a solar year of the Heliolithic period marking an older calendar system known during the antediluvian time as a Great Year. Each of these gigantic 551 statues identified a year from 2239 BCE cataclysm which itself occurred at the conclusion of a major 600 year period before the Deluge, to the year 1639 BCE, which would have ended another Great Year of 600 years, called the NER in Sumer, a system employed by the Anunnaki. But something unanticipated happened in 1687 BCE that halted all work on the island. The gigantic statue still lying in situ in the quarry was for the 600th year, a calendrical monument, but their labor was cut short by 48 years by the sudden appearance of Phoenix in 1687 BCE and the global chaos it wrought in the month of May.
Wilkins' penetrating research in to ancient American traditions and texts has him specifically connect the ruin of Eastern Island to the Ogygian Flood of 1687 BCE. He wrote- "The whole island shook... mountainous waves of a ocean infuriated and maddened by some tremendous force swept right over the tall cliffs and crashed onto the feet of the colossal images. The light of day went out. The night of total eclipse had come. A heavy black pall covered the vault of the heavens. Strange rains of blood-red water and white ash...cascaded onto the causeways...the terrified slaves in the quarry workshops threw down their tools..." (3) Wilkins wrote this having no knowledge of the Phoenix history or chronology and yet accurately connected the timing of Easter Island's ruin in the Southern Hemisphere with that of the destruction that transpired at the Ogygian Flood in the Northern Hemisphere. He further wrote that "...a black cloud seemed suddenly to cover the face of the sun. It spread very rapidly to the horizon. The ground heaved violently in tremendous tremors that lasted many minutes..." (4)
The volcanic crater known as Ranu Raraku on Easter Island serving as a natural amphitheater is the most peculiar site on the island. Seven chairs are hewn out of natural rock and the rim of the crater has 193 statues complete and another 83 unfinished deliberately placed. (5) Again we see the calendrical significance, for the rim being a circle embodies the concept of the cycle. The unfinished statues only reveal that the work was interrupted, but the total number of statues on the rim is 276...or two Phoenix orbits of 138 years each, or half a Phoenix Cycle of 552 years. The majority of these statues are at least 40 feet tall and weighing 200 to 300 tons so their significance was indeed weighty with their architects. The Great Deluge cataclysm in 2239 BCE was 552 years before the Phoenix catastrophes of 1687 BCE, which was 552 years before the return of Phoenix to ruin kingdoms in 1135 BCE which in turn was 552 years before Phoenix darkened the sun again in 583 BCE as predicted by Thales of Miletus. The seven chairs may symbolize the Seven Kings of the Anunnaki, the Seven Sages, or ancient preflood Builder Gods.
The Heliolithic civilizations of the Indus Valley, Tiahuanacu, Easter Island and others of the Early Bronze Age are thoroughly studied in the 551-page book by historian W.J. Perry called Children of the Sun published in 1923. Perry provides a wealth of information on Archaic Period cultures and their ruling dynasties who referred to themselves as Children of the Sun, a trans-oceanic people who founded megalithic colonies all around the world. Perry knew nothing about planet Phoenix nor the Phoenix chronology, made no connection in his work to any Phoenix-related traditions, yet he documented that all around the world suddenly the Archaic Civilization collapsed ending in warring states and violence "...about 1688 BC." (6) From this year on the rulers ceased referring to themselves as Children of the Sun. Perry does not know why, he merely records the fact. It is my contention that those dynastic rulers lost their faith in the sun's power when it was darkened by Phoenix. Perry concluded by writing- "The destruction of the Archaic Civilization revealed fresh potentialities in man; mother-right gave way to father-right, military aristocracies came into being, war gods emerged, and the world began to take on a shape that we all recognize." (7)
We are not finished with Easter Island's mysteries. Much more will be disclosed. My message is so profound I cannot afford to lose any readers in a myriad of details. Easter Island's connections to Tiahuanacu in South America and Mohenjo Daro in the Indus Valley of Pakistan-India as well as other very old Heliolithic sites will be detailed in coming posts. The destruction of Easter Island's archaic civilization in the southern hemisphere occurred at the same time the Phoenix wasted the northern hemisphere as well, which was remembered in the Old World of the Mediterranean as we will now examine. The disaster was recorded in the annals of antiquity as the Ogygian Flood of 1687 BCE.
(1) Mysteries of Ancient South America 25-26; (2) ibid p. 28; (3) ibid p. 27; (4) ibid p. 27; (5) Lost Cities of Ancient America and the Pacific p. 314; (6) Children of the Sun p. 154; (7) ibid p. 466
The Flood of Ogyges
Plato's writings in Timaeus admit that the oldest Greek memories of their historical period date back to the reign of Phoroneus, when occurred the Ogygian Flood. Pausanius wrote that Ogyges was king of Boeotia, of Attica. (1) He is credited with founding Eleusis, reigning there as king when his own lands were flooded. The megalithic remains scattered throughout old Boeotia mark his preflood domain. (2) His origin is a mystery still, Aeschylus writing long ago that Ogyges was from Thebes in Egypt. (3) This may be true, for Velikovsky is convinced that Ogyges is a rendering of the Amalekite king Agag, a Hyksos ruler over Egypt. Agag was a title for the ruler of the Amalekites as found in the biblical records when an Amelakite king called Agag was killed by Solomon about the 10th century BCE.
In the chronological records of Marcus Varro as conveyed by Augustine the land of Argos in southern Greece was ruled by Phoroneus, son of Inachus of Mycenaea. Ancient writers claim that this was the time of the Ogygian Flood. This disaster afflicted the region that would later be known as the Peloponnese. Citing Varro's Of the Race of the Roman People we read, "There occurred a remarkable celestial portent; for Castor reports that, in the brilliant star Venus, called Vesperugo by Plautus, and the lovely Hesperus by Homer, there occurred a strange prodigy, that it changed its color, size, form, course, which never happened before nor since. Adrastus of Cyzicus, and Dion of Naples, famous mathematicians, said that this occurred in the reign of Ogyges." (4) The planet we call Venus today was not originally known by this name, which is actually an etymological relic of the word phoenix [ph-enus]. The planet Venus never altered its course, nor changed colors or grew in size. What appeared was Phoenix which approached earth and was anciently mistaken for Venus either by witnesses or those writing about this event much later. Proof this was Phoenix and not Venus is found in that the Flood of Ogyges was accompanied by a great darkness. (5)
The confusion between Phoenix and Venus may have been due to the fact that Phoenix transits between earth and the sun in the region of Venus's orbital belt, passing the ecliptic on a north-to-south trajectory. The Venus confusion was commented on by Frank Joseph in his Survivors of Atlantis where he writes that this disaster happened in the 9th year of reign of King Amaziduga of the Hittites, when the king describes in a stone tablet a great celestial body he called NINSIANNA that other researchers pass off as Venus. (6) Joseph goes further in citing the conclusions of scientists who met in 1997 representing the fields of archeology, archeoastronomy, geology, paleobotany, climatology, astrophysics and oceanography who reported that the ancient world suffered a series of cataclysmic impacts and disasters in or about the year 1628 BCE. (7) This dating derived from tree ring samples of California's very old bristlecone pines, from sea deposits and ice core samples. (8) While relative dating methods do not impress me due to the assumptions that must be borne in accepting them, it must be recalled that the 1687 BCE cataclysm began 25 years of darkness, an ash-filled atmosphere and decades-long winter. This leaves us with 1662-1661 BCE before plants and trees made full recovery and the science of dendrochronology can aid our dating. Considering that this was 3679 years ago from today, the 1628 BCE dating of the scientists is close enough, only 34 year variance [1662-34=1628 BCE].
Harold T. Wilkins in the 1940s wrote concerning the Ogygian Flood- "...some great stellar body of a lost or dead world...which approached our sun on a parabolic, or hyperbolic course...having caused a grave catastrophe on earth, vanished..." (9) "The wandering planet streamed into our earth's skies...tremendous earthquakes shook the ground. The blazing sky turned to night- a rain with terrible lightning flashes and a rain of vast meteorites upon the stricken earth...aloft, the planet Venus seemed hourly changing her color, course and size. Our earth was receding into space backwards from her old orbit, nearer the sun." (10) Wilkins is careful to attribute the destruction to an unknown celestial body and not to Venus.
Archbishop James Ussher in his Annals of the World dated the Ogygian Flood in the year 2208 Annus Mundi, which is precise. Ussher's attempts to date events using the BC calendar erred greatly but it is amazing to find that Ussher had access to old records that accurately dated this cataclysm in the year 2208 of the Old World's calendar, which is exactly 1687 BCE. In fact, 2208 is four Phoenix Cycles of 552 years each, demonstrating that Year One of the Annus Mundi Calendar (3895 BCE) marked a year when Phoenix transited passing through the inner solar system.
Ogyges arrived during the reign of Phoroneus the Argive, son of Inachus, grandson of Oceanus and Tethys, progenitors of the Pelasgians, or Men of the Sea. (11) Inachus was the Greek rendering of Anak, son of Arba of Argos, giants mentioned by name in the Old Testament record. Julius Africanus wrote, "After Ogygus, by reason of the vast destruction caused by the flood, the present land of Attica remained without a king up to Cecrops, a period of 189 years." (12) These traditions seem to paint a picture of the arrival of a fleet led by someone remembered later as Ogyges who landed in southern Greece after both his own homeland flooded as well as Greece. Further fragments seem to bear this out.
Plutarch in Morals wrote that Ogygia was an island about five days sail west of Britain. (13) We know that only Ireland lies that close to Britain. The Ogygian island was a secluded place from antediluvian times, (14) this being from a historical time anterior to this 1687 BCE flood. Ogyges is claimed to have been a son of Neptune (Poseidon, god of the Sea), related to the Titans. (15) But this merely identifies Ogyges as one who arrived from the sea. The ancient pre-Greek population seems to have remembered a cataclysm that devastated the far west, for they were informed of it by the newcomers from Ogygia. This Ogygia was an island of Calypso according to Homer who composed his epics about 800-750 BCE. (16) Destroyed in the upheaval, the island's name serves as the root word in apo(calypse).
For a long time many believed that the enigmatic dolmans and rings of ancient Stonehenge was an eclipse-predictor of some kind. Sir Norman Lockyer, the father of archeoastronomy, visited Salisbury plain in Wiltshire and studied Stonehenge extensively. His remarkable conclusion was that Stonehenge was built at about 1680 BCE. (17) He was mistaken. Stonehenge II was toppled in the 1687 BCE quakes and Stonehenge III was erected, with changes from the original preflood plan. Still, his dating is astute. A connection between Ogygia in the far west of Greece and Stonehenge in ancient Briton (Albion) is unknown, however, Ireland is nearby and it was Ireland that according to early writers was called Ogygia. Ireland was also the island the Danaan invaded in 1135 BCE when Phoenix darkened the sun.
Jason Breshears has authored ten published books, five by Book Tree of San Diego. He specializes in ancient chronological systems and calendars and can be reached at email@example.com.
Jason M. Breshears is a researcher of occult antiquities. Four of his previously published works are nonfiction with extensive bibliographies concerning fascinating information on ancient civilizations, cataclysms and the modern establishment's attempts to suppress these discoveries from the public today.
fiction: The Oraclon Chronicles
(1) Atlantis: The Antediluvian World p. 81, 76; (2) Secret Cities of Old South America p. 417; (3) Worlds in Collision p. 162; (4) City of God, Augustine 21; (5) Survivors of Atlantis p. 62; (6) ibid p. 66; (7) ibid p. 46; (8) Egypt, Greece and Rome p. 15; (9) Mysteries of Old South America p. 21; (10) ibid p. 111; (11) Atlantis: The Antedilivian World p. 81; (12) Worlds in Collision p. 161; (13) The History of Atlantis: Apence p. 31; (14) The Stairway to Heaven p. 233; (15) Atlantis: The Antediluvian World p. 51, 81; (16) ibid p. 81; (17) The Great Pyramid: Its Divine Message p. 5, 52