Electromagnetism & The Ancients

What Does the Evidence Really Show?

It’s been suggested, at various times, that ancient humans had knowledge and use of unseen powers, forces and ener­gy fields. Could these unseen forces and fields consist of electromagnetic frequency waves and particle fields that make up the EM Spectrum? This is not a simple question to answer.

What evidence exists, and what kind of evidence may come to light, to support such a claim?

There is no question that as it has always existed, the EM Spectrum is a naturally occurring part of our environ­ment, comprised of a continuous sequence of electromagnetic energy arranged according to wavelength or frequen­cy, as generated by particle motion (vibrations) and pulses created from many sources.

There is also no doubt that many ancient cultures had a connection with nature and natural forces that was fun­damental and could only be described as intimate and profound in ways we moderns can merely attempt to compre­hend.

From ancient times to today, humans have demonstrated an inherent curiosity and the desire to understand mys­terious and odd phenomena, signs and images. For the vanished civilizations and cultures of Egypt, Sumer, and other early civilizations, and actually for the entire lapsed time of humankind, there remain many unsolved and unsettled images, messages, texts, tablets, artifacts, inscriptions, engravings, schemes, and phenomena that suggest a connec­tion to unseen forces.

It has been noted by many that the designs and motifs of ancient architecture often reflect and in many ways try to mimic the patterns, signs and signals found to naturally occur in our environment. Most notably, for this report, are the many variations of the basic waveforms, be it sine wave, saw-tooth wave, box wave or the endless variety of spirals and wave forms that adorn ancient cave wall, temples, and structures and appear in architecture, scrolls, tab­lets and inscriptions throughout the ancient world.

As mentioned earlier, the EM Spectrum exists naturally, occurring as a part of our natural environment. And again, acknowledging the ancients’ intimacy and interdependency with nature, it would not be surprising if they pos­sessed some knowledge of this naturally occurring “tool.”

The ancient cultures of this world are known to have identified and utilized the forces of nature to their benefit, including water, fire, wind, and acoustic sound. Are we to believe that mankind is only now, in the past century, ex­ploiting the waves and frequencies of the EM spectrum for the first time? And perhaps more importantly, if ancient culture did possess this knowledge, where did it come from and how was it processed?

Electromagnetic radiation has been around since the birth of the universe. Light is its most familiar form. Elec­tric and magnetic fields are part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, which extends from static electric and magnetic fields, through radiofrequency and infrared radiation, to X-rays.

From written history it appears that many of the concepts now familiar in EM theory were explored and developed during a time when many modern high-tech investigative and detection tools and methods did not exist.

But is it possible that the ability to manipulate the particles and waves of the EM spectrum was discovered and de­veloped even earlier than written history suggests? Could it be that many of the symbols, images, architectures, and myths of ancient cultures are representations reflecting the possession of such technological knowledge?

Observing what he believes to be power plant plans on ancient tapestry, and microprocessor design in Egyptian temple layout, Slovakian researcher Dr. Pavel Smutny has written, “Maybe it is unusual and surprising, but in orna­ments on old carpets are woven-in schemes, and principle plans of advanced technologies, which come from vanished cultures and thousands-year-old civilizations. These residues are probably the last ones, which can help revive forgot­ten, very sophisticated technologies and methods for exploitation of natural electrostatic energy sources.”

On the Egyptian temples Smutny continues, “If we see plans for the Valley temple at Sphinx, or of the Mortuary temple at Chephren’s pyramid, or the Mortuary temple at Menkaure pyramid, or also of Osereion from Abydos, to a person familiar with the basics of computer techniques, or even better, to a person experienced with construction of microwave circuits in bands above 1 Gigahertz (GHz), he will tell you that these plans are schemes of PCBs (boards for electronic circuits).”

If, as Smutny suggests, these tapestry patterns and temple layouts are representations of fragmentary remnants from long- lost science, what could have been the original source, other than a previously existing technologically ad­vanced civilization? Of course, more evidence is needed before any solid conclusions can be drawn.

Turning his attention to the ancient temples of Malta, Smutny explains, “…Complexes were used probably as gen­erators of high-frequency acoustic waves. Purposes were (maybe) to arrange a communication channel among vari­ous islands.” Smutny speculates about the legend of Sirens, “Their singing modulated low-frequency signals, which were generated on opposite ends of temples (in windows and in doors) simply with a bell, or with vibrating metal plates, or even with a strong wind drafted through a wall opening.”

The oval multi-chambered configuration of the Maltese temples would allow signals formed from groups of air particles, before output, to be amplified in a second parallel opposite oval spaces of the temple.

As a radio frequency engineer, I find these possibilities fascinating, and while pondering them I had a bit of a revelation, namely, a birds-eye view of the temple structure and configurations in Malta, in many ways closely resemble an antenna propagation pattern with its main beam lobe, side lobes, and nulls (between the lobes).

Odds are, of course, this is all simply coincidence, but it poses the interesting question: Exactly what is the unique and specific temple design layout of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra based upon? What impetus and influence dictated those architectural configurations so long ago?

I design digital wireless networks utilizing the EM Spectrum, transmitters, receivers, modulators and antenna. I also do propagation prediction modeling using powerful computer programs. The program creates a model showing how a location will perform using different antenna, elevation, azimuths and power settings. Sites are chosen based on how well the location propagates a signal.

Again, when I noticed how the land gently dropped away for a great distance from a temple location, I couldn’t help think how ideal that is for signal propagation when designing sites that can transmit great distances.

Is it possible some ancient temple locations were chosen for similar reasons? If the temple location were part of some kind of communications or energy distribution network utilizing the EM Spectrum, I’d say they were.

Is it possible a correlation exists between the Maltese temple architecture and antenna propagation patterns? Per­haps, but much more research and investigation is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn. Certainly it can be said that the temple layout seems to strikingly conform to the characteristics of antenna propagation patterns.

If a connection were proven to exist, what would be the implications? It would require a radical rethinking the level of technological sophistication that may have existed in ancient civilization, not to mention the question of how this knowledge came to the builders of the Maltese temples.

Let’s assume, for a moment, the ancient builders had knowledge and understanding of wave propagation. Perhaps early post-flood cultures possessed the knowledge and understood the purpose of unseen forces but lacked the func­tionality. If it was known and handed down through generations that a force existed that could be controlled for the benefit of all humans, would not every effort be made, no matter how futile the attempt, to resurrect and re-create that functionality? This in itself could account for the existence of many megalithic structures, about which many as­pects and purpose humankind has puzzled since their very discoveries.

Another example of anomalous science, which includes a possible EM spectrum connection, is the Celtic round towers of Ireland. These fascinating structures, the tallest measuring 34 meters, once numbered over 100 and dot the Irish landscape.

The idea that the round towers were erected and used primarily as watchtowers and places of protection is strong­ly debated by the American scientist, Philip Callahan. In his book, Ancient Mysteries, Modern Visions, Callahan dis­cusses research which indicates that the round towers may have been designed, constructed and utilized as huge res­onant systems for collecting and storing meter-long wavelengths of magnetic and electromagnetic energy coming from the earth and skies. Based on fascinating studies of the forms of insect antenna and their capacity to resonate to micrometer-long electromagnetic waves, Callahan suggests that the Irish round towers (and similarly shaped relig­ious structures throughout the ancient world) were human-made antennae, which collected and transmitted subtle magnetic radiation from the sun and passed it on to monks meditating in the tower and plants growing around the tower’s base. The round towers were able to function in this way because of their form and also because of their mate­rials of construction.

Of the sixty-five towers that remain as ruins, twenty-five were built of limestone, thirteen of iron-rich, red sand­stone, and the rest of basalt, clay slate or granite—all of these being minerals having para-magnetic properties and can thus act as magnetic antennae and energy conductors. Callahan further states that the mysterious fact of various towers being filled with rubble for portions of their interiors was not random but rather may have been a method of “tuning” the tower antenna so that it more precisely resonated with various specific frequencies.

In another article “The Mysterious Round Towers of Ireland: Low Energy Radio in Nature” from The Explorer’s Journal, Summer, 1993, Callahan gives further details of his discoveries, stating “Another strange thing about the towers is the dirt that fills the base below the high doors. Each door has a different level of dirt filling the base, as if they were “tuned” like a pipe organ. I had long postulated that the towers were powerful amplifiers of radio resonance from the atmosphere generated by lightning flashes around the world.” Upon further investigation, Callahan con­cluded, “The round towers proved to be powerful amplifiers in the alpha brain wave region, two to 24 Hz, in the elec­trical anesthesia region, 1000 to 3000 Hz, and the electronic induction heating region, 5000 Hz to 1000 KHz…. It is fascinating that just above the surface of the ground to about two to four feet up there is a null of atmospheric fre­quencies that get stronger and stronger until at nine to 15 feet above the surface they are extremely strong.”

Were Irish monks aware of these properties and were thus prompted to build their high doors? At every tower Cal­lahan measured, there was a direct correlation between the height of the tower door and the strength of the waves. That the highly amplified waves occur in the meditative and electrical anesthesia portion of the electromagnetic spec­trum is of utmost significance. In 1963, G. Walter researched brain EEG waves from 0.5 to 3 Hz (Delta region) and found anti-infectious effects.

Perhaps not unrelated to the Irish stone towers are the many anomalous ancient stone structures, chambers and circles found through the Northeast United States in New England. In the book Celtic Mysteries of New England, au­thors Phillip Imbrogno and Marianne Horrigan note and measure unexplained electromagnetic anomalies at stone chamber locations. The anomalies, described as “pulses,” seem to occur in a specific frequency range beginning at 16.50MHz with peak signal strength occurring at 1675 MHz. The authors claim this could be suggestive of a “door­way” or “portal” function of the chambers, with a burst of EM energy released whenever the door is opened or shut.

Could it be that, as opposed to a “portal” or “doorway” opening to another dimension of time and space, it might be more likely that the chamber’s EM anomalies could indicate a communication channel opening for use in some way?

Someone once said that science is like a game of darts. The surface of the dartboard, albeit perhaps infinite, repre­sents all the science there is to know. Each theory confirmed, through experiment and scientific method, represents a dart hitting its mark on the dartboard of science. While the surface of the board may have many darts in it, most of it, as of yet, remains untouched by a dart. And of course, sometimes one dart thrown may knock out a previously thrown dart from its apparently secure location. In other words, there is still a great deal of true science yet to be dis­covered and confirmed, and perhaps some ideas that may need to be unlearned. Above all, the perspective with which we search is perhaps the key to what we discover.

An important lesson may be learned from the device known as the Antikythera Mechanism. The device, discov­ered over 100 years ago on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea, has been found by archaeologists to be 2000 years old. Because the device suggests that the ancient Greeks had the mechanical sophistication of 18th century Swiss watch­makers, historians and scholars have generally ignored it. Could this device be evidence that a period of technological devolution, as a general trend, took place over many thousands of years in fields such as mathematics, mapmaking, mechanics and more? Can the same claim be made for wave and particle theory? Was much more known, much earli­er on, than what current evidence supports and the academic world is willing to accept?

Nothing less than a major shift in the approach to these mysteries needs to occur in order for a full debate and ex­amination of the facts and theories to take place within the established academic community. The fact is, the Antiky­thera device exists, as do many other anomalies of science and history. No, they do not fit into the context of estab­lished history, but to not consider them as part of a larger picture, that is far from complete, does a great disservice to the pursuit of knowledge.

The author is a professional Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Engineer. A more extended version of his article can be found at http://www.grahamhancock.com/forum/KreisbergG1.php.


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