Uncovering the Secrets of Stonehenge, Noah’s Flood and the Dawn of Civilization
by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas
Evidence proves that civilization did not evolve in a steady, uninterrupted manner, but showed sudden advances, which were ultimately related to extreme catastrophe. The course of evolution, like that of true love described by William Shakespeare, “never did run smooth.”
“The study of prehistory today is in a state of crisis.” This concept is shared by the authors with some of the greatest scholars of prehistory. Uriel’s Machine is the result of wide-ranging and meticulous research to find answers to three questions:
- Is it physically possible for the whole world to flood?
- Are claims by the oral traditions of Freemasonry that there was an advanced civilization before the flood true?
- Could answers to these questions help construct a new paradigm for prehistory?
For answers to these questions, the authors looked to ancient stories of Enoch contained in rituals of original Freemasonry, the Bible, the Book of Enoch, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other Jewish texts. Recent scientific advances made possible improved methods of analysis for dating materials, detecting changes in electromagnetic fields, finding dates and levels of global radioactive materials, etc. Advanced methods of photography, the discovery of ancient written and oral information, as well as newly discovered archaeological artifacts have also helped the combined efforts of many scientists from different disciplines to piece together a substantially new interpretation of prehistory and the evolution of the human race. Over and over again results of investigations have proved that much of prehistory written about in books and accepted as true is not only inadequate but often quite wrong.
The Book of Enoch, lost around the second century CE, was found by an eighteenth-century Freemason, James Bruce, and an English translation was made available in 1985. Though the Book of Enoch was unknown outside of Ethiopia for more than fifteen hundred years, early Freemasons had information that was contained in it before it was rediscovered. The Book of Enoch (an important document of the Essenes and early Christians) contains detailed astronomic information and details about the Flood, in addition to other esoteric materials.
Enoch was supposedly taught by the angel Uriel. Though some may question the existence of Uriel, the knowledge attained by Enoch is unquestionably beyond what could have been known by an ordinary mortal under the environmental conditions of his time. Modern discoveries concerning the history and prehistory of the world and the evolution of its inhabitants have been greatly facilitated by the knowledge of Enoch and in the stories preserved by ancient peoples of real events.
During their research, the authors kept discovering new questions. As a result, the scope of the information in this book widened by degrees from their original, basic quest. The story that unfolded is more fascinating than any mystery novel.
Basically, this book provides incontrovertible evidence that Noah’s flood did occur world-wide, that surviving Europeans developed a highly advanced civilization with the help of “heavenly knowledge” and the remarkably simple “Uriel’s machine.” With the aid of a network of international observatories, the “ancient astronomers created accurate solar, lunar, and planetary calendars, measured the diameter of the earth, and precisely predicted comet collisions years in advance.”
Also discussed are ideas of a single global language, a single female as a common ancestor to all present humans, mutations in DNA, giants produced by angels who bred with human women, and that the oral traditions of Freemasonry record real events.
Reading between the lines, Cosolargists will find interesting information related to the history and practice of The System.
The study of our prehistory can help us predict and/or prepare for the future. Supplemental information directly related to that in Uriel’s Machine, but in much greater scope and detail from our astronomical and geological view, is excellently covered in the book The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes, by Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith (Rochester, Vt.: Bear & Co., 2006). The combination of both books provides a very detailed study of the physical life of our earth and the possibility of extraterrestrial influence.