Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Georgia Guidestones

Has anyone ever heard of the Georgia Guidestones, aka "America's Stonehenge"? I don't ever recall having visited Elberton, Georgia. I've never even heard of these guidestones which, to some, represent something very sinister for the entire world. The mysterious "Mr. Christian" (a Rosicrucian reference?) and the book he supposedly wrote adds to the story.

A quick google search shows that someone even made a cheesy google video dedicated to them, with Hector Berloiz ("The Shining," "Sleeping With the Enemy") sounding music in the background. Actually, when you view the google video, you'll also see references to other videos with the mysterious guidestones as their subject. It's also a target of John Conner's anti-New World Order site. I'm not much of a tinfoil hat person, but since this is located in Georgia, it's very interesting to me.

Wikipedia even has an entry for them. How did I miss this?

From wiki's entry:

A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the monument from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. The message in English reads:

*Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
*Guide reproduction wisely—improving fitness and diversity.
*Unite humanity with a living new language.
*Rule passion—faith—tradition—and all things with tempered reason.
*Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
*Let all
nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
*Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
*Balance personal
rights with social duties.
*Prize truth—beauty—love—seeking harmony with the infinite.
*Be not a cancer on the earth—Leave room for nature—Leave room for nature.

A shorter message appears on the four vertical surfaces of the capstone, again in a different language and script on each face. The explanatory tablet near the Guidestones identifies these languages/scripts as Babylonian Cuneiform (north), Classical Greek (east), Sanskrit (south), and Egyptian Hieroglyphics (west), and provides what is presumably an English translation: "Let these be guidestones to an age of reason."


Rocky said...

I've been wanting to see the Guidestones for the past 12 years, but have yet to make it out there. I first head of the guidestones my freshman year of college. A kid in my dorm was from Elberton, and he always talked about the Guidestones. since that time I've wanted to see them - but it's not worth a trip for that single purpose.

I received a book called "Weird Georgia" for Christmas that also has a spotlight on the Guidestones. It mentions several ministers who have suggested these are the commandments of the Antichrist.

Whatever it is, it seems a bit classier than the infamous Athens Stonehenge.

Button Gwinnett said...

Ha! I guess I've been hiding under a rock or something because as many times as I've been to Athens, I wasn't aware of that either!