Dinosaurs and Man
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Now on to Theosophy. One of statements of Blavatsky that has captured
my attention is in Blavatsky's master work, the Secret Doctrine,
is "Modern Science is drawn more every day into the maëlstrom
of Occultism; unconsciously, no doubt, still very sensibly."
Do others think this has occurred? I do. At least in many and important
ways. From time to time this Newsletter will be commenting on that
For fun, I thought to start the commentary on that sentence by discussing
what Blavatsky has said about Dinosaurs. (My guess is that many
seekers actually like Dinosaurs though we don't actively go around
In the Secret Doctrine (SD) Vol II p 218-9 she says:
"These animals, 'weird and terrible,' were, to give a few instances
... (3) the Dinosaurians ( in the Jurassic beds of the Rocky Mountains),
of still more gigantic proportions ... All these were co-existent
with man, most probably attacked man, as man attacked them; and
we are asked to believe that the said man was no larger then than
he is now!"
This is a relatively obscure point in the SD but it certainly does
conflict with what we are told by traditional science. Traditional
science says that the dinosaurs became extinct between 64 and 65
million years ago. It further adds that "homo erectus"
came into existence something like 2 million years ago. This means
that man and the dinosaurs missed each other by more than 60 million
years! Blavatsky's assertion that dinosaurs and man were co-existent
is in vast contradiction to traditional science on this point.
The obvious question: Has any evidence been found that could possibly
support Blavatsky's view? The Christian oriented site http://apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=9&article=4664 discusses the question why we do not find dinosaur bones and human
bones together. You might find that interesting. It also asserts
"Furthermore, various ancient paintings, figurines, rock carvings,
and historical references confirm they were contemporaries upon
I wanted to bring forward here a book I have read recently. It is
"Darwin's Mistake." The subtitle is "Antediluvian
discoveries prove: dinosaurs and humans co-existed." More information
on it can be found in the store at Seekerbooks.com.(Please note that until further notice, the bookstore is unavailable - Estela Carson Priede) My suggestion is that you at least visit the link provided and have a look at the book cover. It shows a picture of a human footprint where
the human has stepped into the footprint of a dinosaur. They coexisted!
You will recognize the human footprint. But you may not be current
on your recognition of dinosaur tracks. If you look closely at the
image you will see that the much larger footprint of the dinosaur
is "walking" in the same direction and you can see its
three large toes. One on the left another on the right and one in
This is not simply a single footprint. The dinosaur tracks extend
at length through numerous steps. The human footprints extend in
a normal walking gait - left, right, left, at appropriate distances.
Yes these have been given some examination by scientists. When one
stone example of the human footprints was cut and examined, it was
found that the material just under the foot was compressed and more
dense than the other fossil material. This showed it was not a fake.
In one case a specimen was discarded for a reason that did cause
me to laugh out loud. The reason - the footprint was too perfect!
An examination of the human prints and gait does indicate a slightly
larger than normal sized human. This tends to support the reference
to size made by Blavatsky in the original quote. However these prints
were made relatively more recently so we should not expect too much
variation from current human size.
Yes, this would throw science on its head. Here is the problem -
in order to make sense of its data, science has to be corrected
in many ways simultaneously. Over time I will address more of these
and attempt to put together a coherent whole as indicated in the
One more thing. Just today as I write this a very interesting item
made the news. You might like:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/range_creek_ranch.html the article describes that for more than 50 years, rancher Waldo Wilcox kept
most outsiders off his land and the secret under wraps: a string
of ancient settlements thousands of years old in near perfect condition.
Hidden deep inside eastern Utah's nearly inaccessible Book Cliffs
region, 130 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, the prehistoric villages
run for 12 miles along Range Creek, where Wilcox guarded hundreds
of rock art panels, cliffside granaries, pit houses and rock shelters,
some exposing mummified remains of long-ago inhabitants.
The sites were occupied for at least 3,000 years until they were
abandoned more than 1,000 years ago, when the Fremont people mysteriously
(Please note than on occassion the Smithsonian website states that this url is in error, however the article is there, simply type into their search box : range creek ranch and the article will come up. Conspiracy any-one? - Estela Carson Priede)
By the way, in the finds at Salt Lake City, individuals were mummified
in the same way as done in some cases in Egypt. Now how did that
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