Sacred Sites Archive

Glen Lyon: the valley of the Sun God – Praying Hands

Feature Articles –   Glen Lyon: the valley of the Sun God In the midst of the valley of Glen Lyon rises what has become known as the “Praying Hands”. by Philip Coppens In all circumstances, while climbing the hill, the “praying hands” rise out of nowhere, and offer a spectacular view. Dwarfed by the “praying hands”, the side of the hill is marked by this …

The Mystery of X7

Feature Articles –   The Mystery of X7 In the 1960s, a series of telepathic communications were circulated that apparently originated with a series of Russian prisoners. More than half a century later, the material remains an open question as to whether the incident occurred, even though its impact on the new age world is uncontested. by Philip Coppens Between 1953 and 1957, a group of …

Wupatki: a Toltec outpost?

Feature Articles –   Wupatki: a Toltec outpost? Did the Mayan and Toltecs of Mexico have a “northern colony” as far north as Arizona? Archaeological evidence shows that the sacred centres of the so-called Hohokam conform to a Mexican template. by Philip Coppens Amongst the great illusions of the modern era, are borders. This is best in evidence in the manner in which the United States …

Giza’s Wall of Crows

Feature Articles –   Giza’s Wall of Crows Giza boasts the biggest ancient sculpture, the Sphinx, and the last surviving wonder of the world, the Great Pyramid. But the biggest man-hewn stone is not to be found in either of them. An impressive stone worked into a wall, situated off the beaten track, weighs an estimated three hundred tons. by Philip Coppens West of the Sphinx …

Viracocha’s voyage

Feature Articles –   Viracocha’s voyage Macchu Picchu, Nazca, Tiahuanaco… Though the major monuments of Peru are mapped and known – though the jungle continues to surrender some of its secrets even today – so far these spell-binding monuments have largely been looked upon in isolation, without trying to interlock the various monuments with each other – let alone possible interoperability. by Philip Coppens For many …

Fake porn – The Peruvian Ullo Temple

Feature Articles –   Fake porn The Peruvian Ullo temple with its giant phalli seemed to good to be true – a largely intact temple in which a cult of fertility had survived the onslaught of Christianity? Recently, it has been made obvious that it was indeed too good to be true… by Philip Coppens The Inca Ullo temple in Chucuito was not on our tour …

In search of Middle England

Feature Articles –   In search of Middle England Rather than go in search of the mythical Middle Earth, for thousands of years, people have tried to locate the centre of England. Retracing their steps reveals how accurate our ancestors were in mapping the island, accomplishing an almost impossible task with apparently no scientific instruments. by Philip Coppens In the eight century, the Venerable Bede identified …

White Masters in the deserts of China?

Feature Articles –   White Masters in the deserts of China? The discovery of Caucasoid mummies in China shows that East and West might have been meeting since the Bronze Age. Do they validate some of the ancient legends? by Philip Coppens Cherchen Man mummy Christopher Columbus is said to have been the first who broke down the barrier that was the Atlantic Ocean, that body …

The centre and divisions of sacred Ireland

Feature Articles –   The centre and divisions of sacred Ireland Ireland has maintained its sacred division of the land into the 21st century, though the site of Uisneach, from which the land was divided, is not the best known feature or most widely visited site of the island. But together with the other sacred sites, it continues to reveal insights into the pagan organisation of …

Terra Preta

Feature Articles –   Terra Preta In the depths of the Amazonian basin, a specific type of soil is found that is known to be of human origin – but which modern science has so far been unable to reproduce. It seems to have been “primitive man’s” attempt to terraform the Amazon into fertility. by Philip Coppens Since the latter half of the 20th century, two …