Why is it many discoveries go unreported? The bottom line is, they would be rendered as a hoax because they do not conform with the curiculum or the Gospel of Archaeology, Manifest Destiny.
Many years ago a friend of mine out metal detecting came across some unique items of Spanish origins. These items were scattered in such a way that it appeared to have been the site of a massacre. What made this site so unique is that it was in the regions of the
Northern Mountains of Utah where many believe the Spanish never were. Most don’t believe the Spanish were ever in the Uinta Mountains let alone the . Northern Mountains
Several years later, another friend was a bit further North into the Mountains of Utah doing some metal detecting when suddenly his machine sounded off giving the signal of trash. But it seemed such an odd place for trash, so he decided to dig. What he unearthed took him by surprise not only by what was found but the conditions in which it was found…
Now I am a firm believer in many things that most would think as odd, but that belief is not by any means as a result of casual careless research… my research of many years shows me clearly that among the many suspect expeditions by various cultures into this choice land and especially here into Utah, it would seem that long ago a people was here who can only be of Hindu origins or people from India, I will spare you the details at this time. Needless to say the items discovered and in question were clearly of Buddhist or Hindu origins, or as some would say Tibetan, because, the items were religious items and for the most part were Thogchags or Thokcha. A Thokcha was a smaller religious item which was designed to be worn around the neck and or used for religious purposes.
The puzzling thing about the items is in that according to several experts in the field, these items origins are in BC times, however that is not to say that some of the items are actually still manufactured to this day using the same ancient molds or techniques. Yet other items have not been manufactured for hundreds of years and other items for over 2000 years. All of the items were in manufacture as far back as 100 BC. The circumstances in which they were found I will withhold for several reasons. Keep in mind, many of the items can be viewed as of Tibetan Buddhist or India’s Hindu religion, however some of the items were only used in the Hindu religion such as the obvious rendition of Mahakala with a possibility of Vishnu (The Multiple armed Hindu God), which if I am not mistaken is not a part of the Tibetan Buddhist and this may not be accurate, yet some Hindus regarded Buddha as a reincarnation of Vishnu.
Here are some of the items found…
Toli Melong or Shamans Mirror this item of antiquity is the most difficult item in the small hoard, research and communication with several experts in the field and even a couple of Buddhist Monks, told me not only what it is, but of it’s ancient origins. However this exact piece is still manufactured today of which dating them becomes difficult. I will say however that compared to several examples believed to be at least 200 years, based on the wear, this piece must be much older at the time it was abandoned.
Several coins minted in 185 to 170 BC Antimachus I and showing significant wear and square coins minted by Peukolaos in 90 BC. See Internet Photos Above.
The specific purpose of the 4 above items is unknown but these items are called Thogchag or Thokcha. They are described as items to be worn around the neck and there are many types, most have a specific religious purpose and according to wise old wiki, they are said to be usually made with a high content of Iron, although some of these items are likely to have iron content, we find a majority of them as being Brass, Silver and Gold…
Although considered as a Thokcha in general it is more specifically called a Vajra.
Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. Additionally, it is a weapon which is used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). Use of the Vajra is recorded in the Vedas some of the most ancient texts from as early as 1700 BC.
Phurba Kila or (Kilaya) traditionally associated with People of India, Tibetan Buddhism.
Thogchag and or Mani Stone, this one happens to be gold. The inscription says… OM MANI PADME HUM in Tibetan Sanskirt which means the mantra of Avalokiteshvara
which is a bodhisattva “Pali” [wisdom] who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas or n my own words, the equivalency of what we might perceive as the wisdom of the Holy Ghost. It is the mantra most often seen carved on 'Mani Stones' and also on thogchags and jewelry. It is sometimes translated as the 'Jewel in the Lotus' but other meanings are attached. It represents the compassion of all the Buddhas.
Mahakala hand puppet mask
The Buddhist God Mahakala or in Hinduism Mahakala is the name of Shiva (The Auspicious One) and is one of the main deities in Hinduism and the supreme God of Shaivism. It is interesting to many visual and concept parallels between early Hindu and the Aztec beliefs. One might compare the blatant visual similarities of the Deity Mahakala and the Aztec God Tonatiuh see Below Image
In belief or concept, while Tonatiuh is regarded as the Sun God, he was also known as the fifth sun, because the Aztecs believed that he was the sun that took over when the fourth sun was expelled from the sky, a clear representation of 5 specific dispensations of time on this earth or periods of enlightenment. Mahakala on the other hand is almost always depicted with a crown of five skulls, which represent the transmutation of the five kleśās (negative afflictions) into the five wisdoms or five periods of enlightenment.
While the scholars argue about the etymology of the name Cali-fornia we can turn to the early Latin maps created in the early 1500’s of which it is noted upon the very maps that they are created from earlier draughts, and we can ponder the many words of Hindu/Tibetain origins found upon them and among the Aztec, Such as The Kalaki Kings of the mythical place of Shambhala who are said to have been born and reside in it’s capitol city of Kalapa, The Hindu Goddess, [Kali] Cali, Copala, Calicuas, (Calalus) Etc.. with suggestions of the earliest terms associated with Buddhism.
Of all the items that were among the small hoard, I would have to say this one is of the most interest, we can see clearly that it bears a striking resemblance to what is called a Mandala, The Native American Mandala (wrongfully named) or what is termed as the Dream Catcher, clearly has its similarities, but what is more interesting is the meanings and purposes of the true Mandala of the Tibetan Buddhist and the Native American Sand Paintings, interestingly enough, the only two known people to create Sand Paintings for healing purposes. Some would say the “Dream Catcher” is a recent creation of the Native Indians to sell to the White Man. I say, this is the conclusion of slothful people. Compare to the following image of today’s modern creation of a Dream Catcher and the Image of a Native American Petroglyph/Pictograph believed to be in excess of 600 years old.
If you should choose to investigate more concerning the implications herein or to further your knowledge of the possible connections between some of the first Americans and the people of India and the strange correlations that exists among the Native Tribes of the Americas and primarily Navajo, Zuni and the Aztec, I do make available my book in its unedited form and incomplete as it is a work in progress.
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