Written by Wes Annac
The history we have been taught in our schools greatly differs from the truth of what has happened on our world. All around the world, ancient monuments and ruins of clearly advanced cities and in many cases, enormous structures that many note a strong, spiritual energy emanating from whenever visiting such places, have fascinated and captured the imagination of all who have discovered the truths of such things for ourselves.
Despite all of the amazing and perception-shattering, indefinable ruins of advanced ancient cities that have been found all around the world, little explanation is given as to what exactly accounted for the advanced nature in which supposedly primitive societies were able to build some of the amazing monuments that have been discovered.
The ruins of one such advanced, ancient city exist just twenty minutes away from St. Louis, Missouri and I happen to Live and feel very, very close to these ruins. These ruins that I speak of are those of the Cahokia Mounds.
Cahokia, which was named after Native American tribes who discovered the large monuments built on this land far after the fall of the civilization who had built them, is a city that has long been shrouded in mystery and while the mounds it features are not as well-known as the pyramids of Egypt or similar known structures, one could debate that they absolutely should be.
Some informational foundation should be laid in order to properly start a discussion of Cahokia, as little about the actual civilization has been able to be discovered due to the tearing down of many of the Cahokia mounds in order to utilize the dirt from such mounds to build roads among other things. However, what has been given about Cahokia has served to show us a little bit about how this society sprang up and how their culture and hierarchies were established and believed in.
Upon laying a foundation of information, I would like to attempt to dive further into the mysteries of this very sacred and ancient area using information about our Galactic brethren that has become known very recently, as many discover that the Galactics have actually been visiting our world and many of our societies for longer than we can imagine.
In or around 600 AD, early Native American tribes from all throughout the Mississippi began to come together and trade with each other, creating a small network that would soon unite to form the great Metropolis of Cahokia.
“Although there is some evidence of Late Archaic period (approximately 1200 BCE) occupation in and around the site,Cahokia as it is now defined was settled around 600 CE, during the Late Woodland period.” (1)
What is interesting about the early formation of Cahokia is that whenever researching this subject, one will find that a few small and closely-knit Native American villages suddenly seemed to sprawl into a highly developed and advanced society.
“The Cahokian civilization was truly massive in scale. At its apex, around approximately 1050AD, the city of Cahokia had in excess of 15,000 residents. There were also numerous suburbs and agricultural centers that emanated out from the city in all directions creating a total regional population of more than 40,000 residents. This would have made Cahokia one of the largest, if not THE largest, metropolis in the entire world during that time.”
“Historians are baffled as to what could have allowed this explosion in population. The region went from less than 1,000 residents, to more than 40,000 residents in barely more than 100 years. No other cities in the world during this time could support growth of this size due to food shortage, sanitation problems, disease, and other city planning concerns.” (2)
If one subscribes to channeled information, we have been told that our Galactic brethren have contacted many societies along their growth cycles wherein the collective is to be introduced to a higher state of consciousness in accordance with such cycles. There are many ancient, advanced societies throughout our history that seemed to experience such a sudden boost in their development of science, mathematics, spirituality and philosophy. It is as if the collective was suddenly initiated into a purer and more aware state of consciousness.
Cahokia is one example of this happening and is a very good example, as the sudden development and population-boom of Cahokia is something that still baffles researchers and archaeologists to this day. However, more interesting than the sudden uprising of this civilization is its sudden downfall.
“Even more of a mystery, though, is the downfall of Cahokia. After only 250 years as a major metropolis, the entire civilization vanished. There are many theories as to the downfall of the Cahokian society. Theories like changing climate due to a “Little Ice Age” or a breakdown in civic structure due to war and competing factions are used to explain this mystery.” (2)
A little bit later, we will get into the account in the report referenced above which goes on to say:
“But many feel that there is another reason for the Cahokians dramatic rise and fall, an alien reason.” (2)
For now, let us focus on when this civilization was in its prime, the amazing monuments that were built [many of which are still here today] and the societal structure of this civilization as we explore the spiritual and physical culture that the “Cahokians” were involved in and how this can relate back to a possible contact with perceived ‘’Gods” on the part of the Mound Builders of Cahokia.
It seems that the ability on the part of the Native Americans to develop and engineer a sprawling city as well as outlying communities played a strong hand in the fast-paced development of Cahokia. Nobody is arguing the intelligence of the Native Americans, nor claiming that they were somehow incapable of building and planning such a sprawling metropolis on their own but there is much about the development of Cahokia and the building of the Cahokia Mounds alike that, like the development of other ancient and advanced cities and monuments, suggests assistance from beings of a higher intelligence.
Again, Cahokia seemed to rapidly turn from a small collective of Native American communities to a bustling city with influences that were very far-reaching. In its prime in or around the 1100s, Cahokia was purported to be larger than London was at the time. It was without doubt the largest city north of Mexico at the time.
Unfortunately, despite the sheer importance of the monuments of this city and all that they could tell us and have told us about Native American history and the fact that there was once a very advanced and intelligent Native American society right here in Illinois with ties to the spirit realms and the Galactics (we will get into that soon), one wouldn’t quite know it if visiting here. Despite what is left of the ruins being protected from being destroyed, this land in general is quite disrespected.
“If they ever build a Wal-Mart at Machu Picchu, I will think of Collinsville Road [which runs right through the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site].
I’m standing at the center of what was once the greatest civilization between the deserts of Mexico and the North American Arctic—America’s first city and arguably American Indians’ finest achievement—and I just can’t get past the four-lane [highway] that cuts through this historic site. Instead of imagining the thousands of people who once teemed on the grand plaza here, I keep returning to the fact that Cahokia Mounds in Illinois is one of only eight cultural World Heritage sites in the United States, and it’s got a billboard for Joe’s Carpet King smack in the middle of it.” (3)
While the biggest of the mounds in Cahokia (which we will get into discussing as well) have been mostly preserved, many of the surrounding mounds have been destroyed for various reasons, as was discussed above.
“Less than ten miles to the west, the ancient Indian mounds that gave St. Louis the nickname Mound City in the 1800s were almost completely leveled by the turn of the century. Today only one survives, along with some photographs and a little dogleg road named Mound Street.”
“The relentless development of the 20th century took its own toll on Cahokia: Horseradish farmers razed its second biggest mound for fill in 1931, and the site has variously been home to a gambling hall, a housing subdivision, an airfield, and (adding insult to injury) a pornographic drive-in. But most of its central features survived, and nearly all of those survivors are now protected.” (3)
I can attest to multiple oil refineries in this area which pollute the land and the air which we attempt to breathe around here. I cannot see stars at night because of the smog; only small feints of clusters as well as starships posing as stars. If attempting to drive into my hometown, one will likely notice the horrid odor of the oil refineries surrounding it. As a child, one gets used to such awful stenches.
Despite the clear disrespect that has been propagated against this sacred land, what remains of the Cahokia Mounds tells of a history we have not been told, that is so very important and that relates to an advanced society so very large and intelligent.
“Cahokia Mounds may not be aesthetically pristine, but at 4,000 acres (2,200 of which are preserved as a state historic site), it is the largest archaeological site in the United States, and it has changed our picture of what Indian life was like on this continent before Europeans arrived.” (3)
So just what were the structures called mounds which were built by the ancient Cahokian civilization, and what role did they play in the development of this civilization?
According to Legends of America, the Cahokians built over 100 mounds across this land while adhering to three different specific types of mounds.
“These ancient Indians built more than 120 earthen mounds in the city, 109 of which have been recorded and 68 of which are preserved within the site. Many others are thought to have been altered or destroyed by farming and construction. While some are no more than a gentle rise on the land, others reach 100 feet into the sky.”
“Three types of mounds were constructed, the most common of which was a platform mound, thought to have been used as monumental structures for political or religious ceremonies and may have once been topped by large buildings. Conical and ridge top mounds were also constructed for use as burial locations or marking important locations.” (4)
While there were many, many mounds built all around Cahokia’s main square and around present-day
St. Louis as well, the largest and most prominent of these is Monks Mound.
Monks Mound was named after French Trappist Monks who moved to this land during the 1800s [far after the fall of the Cahokian civilization], and these monks Lived on one of the tall mounds near Monk’s Mound. Monk’s Mound is the tallest of the mounds built and is by far the most marvelous to behold.
“At the center of the historical site is the largest earthwork called Monks Mound. At one hundred feet, it is the largest prehistoric earthen mound in North America. The mound is 1,000 feet long, 800 feet wide and comprised of four terraces, each one probably added at different times. An estimated 22 million cubic feet of earth was used to build the mound between the years of 900 and 1,200 A.D. The mound was named for French monks who lived nearby in the early 1,800′s [and] was most likely the site where the principal ruler [of Cahokia] lived, conducted ceremonies, and governed the city. Over the years, the mound has significantly eroded or been damaged by man, so that the original size is now uncertain.” (4)
Throughout the site there are various smaller mounds and what is left of the mounds that remain, which were not dug up and were rather preserved. Even Monks Mound is not likely the same brimming object it once was but even still, having been to the Cahokia site a few times I can say that it is marvelous to behold and it is even more marvelous to climb to the top of and view this beautiful state of Illinois from so many different directions, a hundred feet up in the air.
There are two smaller mounds a short distance from Monks Mound on the Cahokia site, one of which was likely the mound that the aforementioned French Monks chose to Live on whenever coming to this site. Whenever personally visiting this site and coming upon these two mounds as well as a couple of other mounds, I could feel a very strong attraction, a strong energy beckoning me forth, the closer that I got to the mounds.
It was a multidimensional energy of calm, of power and of history. As an energetic empath I have felt and been sensitive to strong, brimming and vibrating energy before but what I experienced just by being near these mounds was something I have never felt before.
There is something strong about these mounds and what they were meant to represent, and they played a very strong hand in the culture and beliefs of the Cahokian civilization who built them. The biggest mounds were used to house the ‘elites’ of the Cahokian civilization who had built up a hierarchy which placed them in positions of authority and influence as they took shelter on the biggest mounds in a display of dominance and elite-status over the rest of the Cahokian population.
Since excavations of many of the mounds have been ongoing since the 1960s, much about this civilization has been discovered due to the artwork, carvings and such that have been discovered at the site. We are able to get a feint glimpse at the possible everyday Life of this incredibly advanced civilization, as well as get a glimpse into the insight of some of their beliefs.
If one subscribes to the Ancient Astronaut theory, many ancient civilizations who were contacted by perceived “Gods” recorded the contacts and the sightings on their art, in encoded ways. Many have argued that our ancient ancestors were not stupid, and rather recorded much of the extraterrestrial contacts they were given by integrating messages relating to such contacts in their art; sometimes in neatly encoded ways and sometimes in quite obvious ways. (5)
One of the most prominent and highly-discussed Cahokian arts that has been found by archaeologists who have been digging at the site since the 60s, is that of the “Birdman” tablet. (6)
As you can see in the picture above, the Birdman tablet features exactly what the name suggests – a Bird-man. Many may say that the Cahokians simply had active imaginations and liked to express such simple imagination in their art, in the same way that we make cartoons in this day and age which are bred out of pure imagination. Others suggest that this could be representing the elites of Cahokia, who could have likely put on such garb to represent their elite status in communication with the heavens or “sky worlds”.
A review of what has been discovered about the spiritual practices and beliefs of this civilization while keeping in mind the integration of spiritual beliefs into the art of ancient peoples, could lead one with an open mind to a completely different conclusion from that of the Cahokians simply expressing imagination. Before jumping into this discussion, let’s look at what the common beliefs in relation to these Birdman tablets are.
Below is what the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Official Website has to say about the tablets discovered in the area. Notice the clear connection between what is represented on the tablets as discussed below and the spiritual beliefs of the Cahokians which related to “underworlds” and “over worlds” [or “sky worlds”].
“The Birdman Tablet, the official logo of Cahokia Mounds, was found during excavations on the east side of Monks Mound in 1971. The image on the ‘front’ of the tablet is of a human, dressed in eagle (or falcon) regalia. The ‘reverse’ of the tablet is plain or cross-hatched, suggesting the pattern on the skin of a snake.” (7)
“So both the sky world and underworld are represented, with the human image existing ‘between’ them.
This is the only such artifact found in an excavation by professional archaeologists, but a half dozen or more similar sized sandstone tablets have been discovered near Cahokia. Several were known to have near identical cross-hatching on one side, but were plain on the other. A couple of these have been found in the northern portions of Cahokia and around Horseshoe Lake and in excavations on Monks Mound and for the Interpretive Center.”
“The actual purpose of such tablets remains a mystery to this day.” (7)
Elizabeth Agnes Cassley discusses the symbolism of these tablets as well as the similarity between Cahokian culture and development, and the culture and development of other ancient civilizations that experienced the same rapid growth in nearly the same timeframe as Cahokia, while suggesting a possible Mayan connection.
“Raptors were powerful symbols of the sky world. In the upper world, they controlled the sun . . . life! They were the ones that decided whether or not you existed. (…) In North America, many differences existed among the Indians of the Southeast and the Southwest, but there were also ways in which they were similar. It appears that all of the southeastern Indians as well as some outside the Southeast shared basic assumptions and thought patterns. This includes notions of how the ‘cosmos’ was put together, as well as very general theories about why things happened. They also shared a fundamental social transformation that began occurring among them at about A.D. 900-1100. Perhaps they were descendants of the great Mayan culture?” (8)
Elizabeth goes on to discuss just how the Birdman tablet was found.
“Testing was done on a few of these mounds in the state park during the 1970s under the direction of Melvin Fowler of the University of Wisconsin. While digging a large test trench, near the two eastern lobes at the base of the largest mound (Monk’s mound), a small sandstone figural tablet was discovered by one of the workers. Ken Williams picked up the stone … his heart pounded, as he observed the many rows of two crosshatched lines overlapped on the rectangular shaped stone. As he turned it over . . . he saw the engraving of a Birdman . . . half man, half bird, the only representation to be found in good context at Cahokia.” (8)
Part 2 will be available soon.