Encounter and the Language of Symbols
further explore this now well-known Enigma on the Martian sands,
let us for the moment presume that it is indeed an ancient artifact
and ask the obvious: "What does it mean?"
How do we encounter, how do we regard, this obviously primordial
relic -- and what keys does it hold to our human multidimensional
Universe? What can this Face presume to tell us about our own (if it
is real ) extraordinary Past?
Here, prior to actually going to Cydonia, surprisingly
terrestrial symbolism seems to hold the major key. As we have
outlined in prior sections of this work, just as in our own past Art
has come replete with symbols that told the myths of peoples, so
too, there appear to be familiar human symbols inherent in the
alien Face on Mars.
Could it be that there is a shared vocabulary of the psyche, that
somehow transcends the otherwise immense distances of space and time
between these two "unconnected" planets? Or, is this the proof of
some extraordinary, ancient human contact between what built
this Memorial upon the Martian Sands and us on Earth? And, how does
this shared language of remarkably familiar symbols affect our own
visceral response to this ancient, brooding Monument?
Brookings Report warned over forty
years ago that the religious right would likely feel extremely
threatened and react negatively to any confirmed extraterrestrial
artifacts. Yet what Brookings’ experts couldn’t anticipate was the
actual response in the collective to seeing a familiar symbol on
another planet -- to confirmation of the features of a Lion
in the latest NASA image of the Face, and the deep religious
roots -- in at least three major faiths -- for that interpretation.
Much to the amazement of almost everyone in the Mars research
camp, many from the religious sector are now enthusiastically
embracing this potential alien artifact -- the Face on
Mars -- as a sign foretold in both the Old and New Testaments.
As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a
man in front; the four had the face of a lion on the
right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and
the fourth had the face of an eagle at the back.
And every one had four faces: the first face was the
face of the cherub, and the second face was the face of a man,
and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face
of an eagle.
Ezekiel Chapter 41: 19
the face of a man toward the palm tree on the one side, and
the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the
other side. They were carved on the whole temple round about.
The strongest reference
to the lion in Christianity is the "Lion of Judah", a symbol
for Christ that marks the Second Coming.
Jesus, the central figure of Christianity, had a lineage
directly connected to "the House of David" -- the first King
of the tribe of Judah (Israel).
"Judah, you are he
whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck
of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before
you. Judah is a lion’s whelp, the scepter shall not depart from
Christians, like the
Egyptians had mixed messages about the lion -- alternately
connecting it with God or the Devil, depending on the
The symbolic nature
of the lion in Egypt, like that of many cats, was highly
ambivalent. It represented not only the living power of the Sun in
its identification with the solar deity Ra, but also was
identified with ’Death and the Afterlife’ because of its
simultaneous association with Osiris, ruler of the
underworld; the lion was believed to guard the spirit realm, ruled
later on in Egypt as a guardian figure, and linked with female
deities as the personification of fierce and protective maternity,
the lion was sometimes depicted as the lion-headed Egyptian goddess
Sekmet, who traditionally guarded against disaster and
Phoenix and Arabeth
The lion’s mythical
bravery and associated strength made it a guardian of the underworld
in Egyptian and in (subsequent) Greek mythology. Lions protected the
souls of the dead by frightening away evil sprits, and guarded the
living by keeping the shades (ghosts) of the deceased within their
association with Death and the Underworld most likely
was the source of the negative connotations associated with the lion
in Greek mythology and old Hebrew texts. For there it is repeatedly
found that the lion represented the ravening power of death.
He prowled among the lions; he became a young lion, and he
learned to catch prey; he devoured men.
Ezekiel Chapter 22: 25
Her princes in the midst of her are like a roaring lion
tearing the prey; they have devoured human lives; they have
taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows
in the midst of her.
Nonetheless, the lion
globally has become a symbol of divine protection. Throughout the
ancient world (Egypt, Assyria, Africa, Mexico, Peru) the image of
the lion was connected with potency and rulership.
Even the Buddha was occasionally depicted on a lion in
order to signify his spiritual zeal and enlightened sovereignty.
"Cairo"= City of Mars
Angels on Mars
Information on Biblical and Prophetic connections
One of the most
appropriate Old Testament quotations, in light of the confirmations
of the feline aspect of the Face, is Ezekiel 41:18. And it
(the paneling of the holy place of the temple) was made with cherubs
...and two faces were to a cherub, the face of a man, toward the
palm tree from here, and a young lion’s face toward the palm tree
from there. It was made to all the house round and round... on the
wall of the temple.
Sphinxes were usually placed at entrances to palaces or
temples of antiquity. This positioning implied power, authority and
protection. The bodily form such sphinxes is usually a combination
of at least two of four animals -- a lion, and a bull or
eagle -- with the head of a human. The combination of all four
creatures in one constitutes what is de scribed in Ezekiel and
elsewhere in the Bible as a type of angel : in Hebrew, a kerubim
or cherub. The word kerubim means "one who prays", or
"one who intercedes."
David Flynn, the Author/researcher Watcher Website, points
Kerubim are an order of angels described in the Bible and
ancient texts as a combination of two, or more often, four
creatures -- including that of a human. Both the mythical Sphinx
and the scriptural cherubim are "hybrid" beings, combining two
to four creatures. The meaning of these creatures can be found
in the zodiac narrative... Flynn then asks:
The Zodiac, Cherubim
& The Sphinx
Myth and God’s Message in the Heavens
The true meaning of the
celestial zodiac and the symbols of the ecliptic, the course the sun
appears to travel the heavens, seems to have been lost to the
majority of mankind. However, the purpose of the zodiac symbols can
be understood, interestingly enough, by connecting the sequence of
pictures in story form.
But what is that connection? What point in the circle of heaven is
Sphinx in Greek means "to connect or bind together". A sphinx
combines the head of a woman and the body of a lion. This fixes the
beginning and ending of the celestial narrative -- beginning with
Virgo and ending with Leo.
What about the
four creatures of
Look to four
of the brightest stars in the zodiac:
Fomalhaut in Aquarius (man)
in Leo (lion)
in Ophiuchus (serpent holder, or eagle)
Aldebaran in Taurus (the bull).
All four of these stars are arranged three signs apart, in the four
corners of the heavens. When the zodiac was arranged these stars
appeared on the horizon corresponding to the spring and fall
equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices. These four stars rose
before the sun in the east in sequence with the four seasons. Since
the precession of the equinoxes completes its cycle in 14,000 years
[sic], the earth’s position relative to these stars has changed and
they no longer mark the seasons.
The records of the Creator/Builders of our ancient past, its
beginning and ending, may very well be symbolized by the sphinx -
combining Virgo and Leo.
From the Greek story of Oedipus Rex, we find the symbolic
types much more clear. Oedipus, whose name literally means
wounded in the foot, was on his way to Thebes, the city of light.
The king of Thebes had proclaimed that he would give the kingdom and
the hand of his daughter in marriage, to anyone who destroyed the
The sphinx, a symbolic angel, asked the question,
"What speaks with
one voice, yet walks on four feet in the morning, two feet at
noon and three feet in the evening?"
The question, decoded,
should read like this:
creature, spoken into creation by God,
(1) walked before God in perfection at the
(2) fell from grace and was divided from God
(3) and will be redeemed and made perfect by God?
(4) The answer was man
interpretation aside, was there something more couched ingeniously
in this Greek riddle -- something to do with the Sphinx and its
clues to our identity?
Yet another source of
imagery comes from the extremely ancient and widespread Goddess
traditions. It is interesting to note that I have received many
e-mails from people of different faiths, who see yet another form
within NASA ’s latest image of the Face: the surprising
appearance of a pregnant woman’s torso, invoking not only the
classic Paleolithic image, but depictions of the Egyptian myth of
the Isis/Horus birth -- which was ALSO a "virgin" beginning
and an antecedent to the Mary / Christ embodiment.
THE GREYS /
And then there are
others bouncing off the possible extraterrestrial component.
Borgus Productions surprised us with this twist!
Ken Bakeman points out: the underlying Egyptian geometry in his
"Matched sides of
the less degraded half of the Martian landscape formation on
the plain of Cydonia from a new high resolution image
provided by NASA. When the Face on the landscape is
beheld such that the domed (rounded) portion of the
configuration is the dome
of the head of what appears is a human-like head.
"The well defined
geometrical layout of the ’Face’ on Mars is suggestive of
an artificially constructed edifice not originally caused by
geological or environmental processes.
"The overall plan bears a close resemblance to the design of
ancient Egyptian stelae. Symbolically, the rounded end of
the stele represented the dome of the sky (also the dome of the
cranium) and the squared off bottom portion represented the four
quarters of the surface of the planet.
"Could the "Face" on Mars have been a huge burial mound
-- perhaps built into/on an existing geological formation -- for
an ancient Martian King?"
Egyptian stela showing a clearly thought out
geometrical arrangement very similar to the geometry
of the "Face" mesa in the plain of Cydonia.
were used in ancient Egypt since the earliest
Dynasties to validate (make binding under law) royal
burial sites. "
LEGACY OF THE
FACE ON MARS
We may not yet fully
understand the vocabulary of the Face on Mars, but what we do
know is that the Face is finally stirring the collective
remembrances and sparking the multidimensional nature of our entire
Whether the Face is seen as God or just a graven
image, it may be in reality part of a surviving legacy to nothing
less than our own long forgotten Past. Encoded within its form may
not only be important missing keys to human nature & but the
unfolding of human consciousness as well.
For a generation now, we’ve been so focused on whether it is real
that we haven’t noticed that its Presence was approaching from
within -- a Presence testifying silently to the interconnected
nature of consciousness itself. A Presence that is the substance
underlying the reality of literal multiple dimensions. In other
words, The Face may be nothing less than the Signature of Who
We Really Are and if not What We Are Truly Made Of.
Many are sensing the approach of this new paradigm at lightning
speed, not yet knowing what it truly represents. Our artists have
always given us glimpses into the nature of our souls, the intuiting
of other realms, and the mapping of territories still unknown and
for others to explore. Is it so far fetched then to imagine that
the Ancients, living and building on the planet Mars,
would have done the same for their own culture ... especially if
their own children would one day return to find that they were
intimately involved ..? I think not.