Puerco River Ark of the Covenant
Just 150 miles west of the nonexistent trash of the Hebrew Los Lunas Stone site with no Evian pottery, we have a curious petroglyph. I love petroglyph evidence because quite frankly, there isn’t anyone that can offer any rebuttal or argument of any merit, oh sure those who would argue using those old familiar words such as pure conjecture, frivolous, ridiculous or its just doodling yet any attempt to offer any argument just shows all the more how much they don’t know. Until these people have traveled my road and compiled the evidence I have for near 25 years concerning the Native American Petroglyph and trying to prove or disprove the hypothesis of LaVan Martineau, they would do good to remain silent. If one chooses to call that arrogance, then so be it, it is what it is.
Photo Courtesy of Valerie Southwick
I find this petroglyph as not only evidence of the Ark of the Covenant on this continent, but also as evidence of Hebrew decent and presence, evidence of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and of the knowledge of the Ark. Its purpose and use by these often portrayed as cave people who inhabited this land long before any of the methodology of today’s science was even known, is evidence of those who are of Hebrew decent.
In this section of the book I will do a breakdown of the panel with a subject in mind to see if this suspicious looking glyph may have something to do with the suspect subject, being the Ark of the Covenant. If you wish to somewhat follow along, you might want to read or re-read chapters 16, 17, 18 and two of the documentations at the end of the book Nephite North titled, The Ferron Friends, and the 3 Kings Panel.
Breakdown of the Puerco River Hieroglyph
Now keep in mind that just because I have been doing this for near 25 years does not make me right in what I do here, the mystery of the petroglyphs and hypothesis of being a written language such as Mayan and or Egyptian is far from resolved. After all, we are told and made to believe Mayan and Egyptian are now understood and that we can translate them; this could not be farther from the truth.
In the original breakdown I was having trouble with one combination of symbols being my first impression, a little hammock looking thing above the symbol for open. I originally thought it was a combination of two symbols being Objectionable and Valley (SEE Symbols List, The Rocks Begin to Speak by Lavan Martineau)
Lets start with the most obvious symbol found in the combination of symbols or Hieroglyph, that symbol being the universal symbol for, A designated Place (LaVan Martineau) or a manmade object or place (Author) This concept actually occurs several times within the hieroglyph however the main body of the glyph is this symbol which is representation of the Ark as a whole. It is a complete rectangle or square. If we look at the other examples within the main body we find two more examples as if to say, two more manmade objects and within them are steps.
Within or Into an Object
This is a symbol combination
These symbols for steps can mean literal steps or figurative, steps are for the purpose of reaching a higher place. The word within is added because if you follow the lines incorporated into the steps which make up the interior of this hieroglyph and you find right angles which turn back and within which is the exact meaning of the symbol. Also notice the steps, 4 on one side and 5 on the other including the platform at the bottom representing a level as well, again this is evidence of steps to get to a higher place and is this not exactly what the commandments were for? But why were there only nine steps? This puzzled me knowing well and good what they represented until I reevaluated the history of the so called Ten Commandments.
On top of the main body we have two symbols for Open, why would these be placed in the position of the Cherubs? What was the purpose of the Cherubs in the case of the Ark? Cherubs are always associated with wings and taking individuals to places, Cherubs are known to be present upon receiving the word of God, in the case of the Ark the Cherubs were placed ON the Mercy Seat or lid which is indicated as the very narrow rectangle located just under the symbols for open, and the Lord said there he would be! Between the Cherubs. Now I know it is speculative but it would appear that the Cherubs were for opening a communication channel with God.
But now seemingly blocking or closing the opening of the open symbols is what appears to be a hammock, what better symbol to place at the opening point to indicate at rest or sleeping, but why? We’ll come back to that. I would think that further clarification that this is a hammock is indicated at the one on the left showing a gap between the hammock and the open symbol to show that it can be disconnected so that the mistake I made, is not made, therefore a hammock. The hammock was discovered by the Spaniards when the encountered the Taino Indians. No one knows the exact origins of the hammock but it would appear it was known for a very long time in the new world.
Notice on the top of the narrow rectangle symbolic of the Mercy Seat is the repeated or Sequence [d] symbol for Danger or Hurt, why would this be between the Cherubs (open symbols) and on top of the lid which is also the Mercy Seat? Why would it be dangerous to either sit upon the Mercy Seat, between the Cherubs or Open the lid? Some would say that all the mystical powers portrayed in the ark are nonexistent and are nothing but legends but from what I read there was and is a very real danger in opening it let alone touching the Ark without authority or worthiness to do so.
Assuming the narrow horizontal rectangle located within the body of the main glyph and on top is representation of the lid and or Mercy Seat, what is the same small narrow rectangle at the bottom? My guess would be it is representation of the Table mentioned in Exodus 25:23. Now I have found over the years there are no mistakes in the glyphs, if one occurred it was corrected by rubbing out the mistake and redoing it. I have never found an abnormality that didn’t have meaning and I mention this simply because at the right side of this bottom narrow horizontal rectangle, the bottom line curves and rises for some reason which I do not know at this time, I mention it simply because I feel compelled to do so for future reference and I am sure it will come to me before I am done writing this.
Now we can turn to the little figure with his elbow touching the glyph which makes up the Ark, can this little figure tell us anything? Let’s find out. It might appear that this little figure doesn’t say much but I think you will find it still speaks volumes. The overall figure is formed with a symbol that took me many years to identify, through trial and error several times over I have come to the realization that it is the symbol Linage, Genealogy or Decent from. As you know this was and is very important to the House of Israel simply because of the context of the Covenant made with them being the seed of Abraham. This is one thing I always admired about the Aztec, as far into iniquity they seem to have fallen, they never shirked their responsibility in documenting where they came from, however obeying the conditions given in the Covenant, they may have slacked off a bit, but considering their migrations spans near 4400 years, I’d say they did a pretty good job.
In the breakdown list above and preceding photo you see the symbol for linage, Notice the arms of the subject figure are in opposition and turned upward and in the position of doing and turning aside from, from what? Well as I see it they turned aside or fell from the genealogical teachings as to keeping the pure blood of Israel indicated by the opposition in direction AND indicated by the elbow touching the Ark itself turning away from it and what it represents but more specifically the Lid or Mercy Seat. The body of the figure is slanted to bring in the meaning of Stop[ped] or waiting. Interestingly enough to give further credence to the whole concept is what should be a feather on the head meaning having the Spirit or power of the Holy Ghost, it is falling and takes the shape of instead of the feather, a war club, a clear indication that they had fallen from following the Holy Spirit due to becoming a war like people. And then we have the ears or earrings of which I am not certain that I have this drawing correct and until a personal visit to the site, I can only speculate and if I have this correct the symbols which appear as earrings are the symbol for Gone or from here go. If this is the case it would imply that understanding is gone or their ability to listen.
Now back to the anomaly of the narrow rectangle at the bottom of the Glyph, I knew it would come to me, on the right side of the bottom you see that the line deters from being completely level or flat and it is proportional to what I believe is representation of the table not the Ark, which was to support the Ark while resting. I believe the reason for this imperfection is to convey the message that the table or that which supports it is not flat therefore the ability for the Ark to become un-steady is present or that the Ark is not at its designated resting place and there for in transit.
8 While that man, who was called of God and appointed, that putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God, shall fall by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning.
Now to put it all together if you haven’t already, This place where the glyph is found was created to tell the story of the Ark being moved as a result of war and iniquity of the people and turning from the teachings, the ark rested here for a time but was not steady nor was it its intended place of rest. However the people have lost the understanding and turned from the Ark, its abilities and the teachings within and have lost the power of the Spirit due to this warring. The people have also turned from the covenant in keeping their covenants and genealogy or linage pure, at this time of their fallen state or iniquity it would be dangerous to try to open the Ark, steady the Ark or use it as it was intended.
It is likely the Ark at the time this hieroglyph was made, was returning to The home of the ancient ancestors, I would estimate the glyph being made at the time Moctezuma II and his people were returning the ark to the North in order the Spaniards did not get their hands on it, but more likely at a time prior to the Spaniards in the time of Moctezuma I, at the end of the Roman and Welsh rule near 1050 AD.