|Author||David Warner Mathisen|
|Publication Date||April 10, 2011|
The evidence of a lost ancient civilization is all around us.
From the familiar myths and legends of ancient Greece to the less well-known legends of ancient Egypt, Babylon, and even the Americas and Pacific Islands, from the monuments of Stonehenge and Giza to the pyramids of Teotihuacan and the Xi'an, the evidence is overwhelming that an advanced ancient people who understood the size and shape of the earth, sophisticated aspects of astronomy, mathematical concepts such as phi and pi, and the principles of blue-water ocean navigation existed more than four thousand years ago, and then largely disappeared, leaving centuries of relative ignorance in their wake.
If this is true, it is important to us to understand it and to learn from it, standing as we do at a place of great technological advancement and assuming as we often do that things will just keep getting better and that progress is man's natural birthright. If we don't know real truth about mankind's past, we cannot even begin to ask why it happened, or explore the best ways to prevent it from happening again.
It is also evident that whatever the cause of their disappearance, the ancients were very careful to preserve and encode the fact of their existence and the knowledge they felt was most important in a way that would withstand millennia of chaos. It would be wise for us to be aware of the ways that they achieved this feat.
With over 240 pages of text and over 65 illustrations, the Mathisen Corollary provides a clear, step-by-step explanation of the celestial phenomena: the precession of the equinoxes, the reason the celestial equator crosses the ecliptic, the concept of heliacal risings, and other astronomical events that are crucial to understanding the clues that the ancients embedded in their mythology, their art, and their megalithic structures.
If you've ever been frustrated by these concepts or by an incomplete explanation that left you somewhat confused by them, the Mathisen Corollary will help you understand them and feel confident applying that knowledge in the examination of ancient myths, art, and architecture. You will understand how the "precessional numbers" are derived and start to notice them when you encounter them in sacred writings and archaeological measurements.
Building on this understanding of the celestial phenomena, the Mathisen Corollary then goes on to examine the legends of ancient Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, the Cult of Mithras, the pre-Aztec monuments of Teotihuacan, the Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming, the surviving legends of the Cherokee and Hopi, and geological evidence from around the world to support a theory that stands in stark contrast to the conventional paradigm of geology and anthropology.