the world's greatest mysteries, few appear as fascinating to the observer
as the one posed by the Nazca Lines in Peru, my country. An enigma that seems to
be connected to the millions of titillating stars that fill the sky over it in
the nights, it has frequently aroused hot debate between all kinds of people,
from the layman to the scientist, and from the archaeologist to the occultist.
In this regard, a few paragraphs about the lines
may help to highlight the importance of astronomy for all ancient
civilizations. And not only for the auroral ones, created in the image of the
primordial civilization, but also for those that appeared later on as an image
of them in both the Old and the New World - but mainly in the New. Also, to
understand the fact that everything in the universe was sacred for them - and "both
in heaven and earth", as in the Lord's prayer.
Here is a superb video showing the Nazca Lines in
Peru. The music is also most impressive in its solemnity and beauty.
Here, a few remarks may help realize what the
lines were and what they were used for. Also, whether there is any similarity
with the recently discovered geoglyphs in the Brazil's Amazon forest - in fact,
not far from Peru, and you may remember that it is in Peru that the Amazon river
has its source - and with the so-called crop circles that regularly appear in
Britain and other countries of Europe.
Aerial photograph and plan of the Fazenda
Colorada site, which is made up of
clear geometric shapes. Excavations suggest inhabitants lived in the three-sided
square. (Photo: Science & Tech at
One of the things Mejia
Xespe, the real discoverer of the Nazca lines in around 1929, observed from the
start was that the most recurrent straight lines converged on the setting sun at
the horizon. This clearly indicated that their main purpose was astronomical and
specifically intended to determine the equinoctial and solstitial points in the
year, thus enabling the Nazca priesthood to create an elaborate agricultural
calendar to ensure the people's survival.
Of course, this main
purpose was not exclusive of the Nazca culture; it was the case with absolutely
all ancient high cultures. All other purposes, including the ceremonial and
ritualistic ones, were subordinated to the main purpose. In the case of the
solstices, processions and ritualistic dances were conducted not so much to
propitiate the higher powers into favoring good, successful crops - in other
words, to get the stars and everything in the universe to keep working like a
perfect mechanism - as to make the image of order and harmony of the celestial
movements sink into the faithful's minds by imitating them. Here the other
figures also played a crucial role, since they reproduced the main
constellations and by following them (in a way, by re-creating them) a
successful outcome would be ensured.
The creation of one of the
most important auroral civilizations, Stonehenge,
like all other ancient monuments in the world, was mainly intended as an
observatory and an instrument for
determining the equinoxes and
solstices and many other celestial
(Photo: Taringa! at
Yet another purpose was
to teach the novices the astronomical science. In this way, the lines and all
other buildings and paraphernalia served all three major purposes. It is absurd
to say, as archaeologists do, that the monuments in the Brazilian forest "may
also have had a ceremonial function", since all ancient cultures would always resort
to ceremonies in order to propitiate, or rather imitate, their "gods" - that is,
the entire universe.
Of course there were
other, more esoteric ceremonies reserved to the priesthood where they adored the
Supreme Spirit, the AUM, the owner of everything, that lives everywhere and in
every being as well.
Remember, for ancient
cultures, everything was sacred, all beings, all activities, all endeavors,
As I always say, we have
a lot to learn from them. It was in times of decadence that they performed
sacrifices and the like.
Hugs and Blessings,
Luis Miguel Goitizolo
Nazca Lines - El
A Message from The Author
Ever since I was
a youth I was fascinated by Oriental wisdom and particularly by the Hindu
doctrines. However, it was not until a few years ago that I undertook the task
of studying the ancient doctrine of cosmic cycles from different perspectives,
though mainly using the most relevant sacred texts from all around the world. In
time, I felt the urge to write a book about my studies in that matter in my
mother tongue, Spanish, which I titled "La rueda del tiempo" (in English, "The
Wheel of Time"). It is excerpts of that book and other original articles dealing
with similar topics that I will start publishing as of
today through this medium.
More recently, after some years as a networker promoting a variety of programs, I
decided to translate my book into English, a task that was successfully
completed a few months ago. And over the past few weeks and months I have been
publishing excerpts of this translation, as well as other original articles in
English that also deal with similar topics, on various online media of the
United States and other countries.
Luis Miguel Goitizolo
Lima - Perú