Georgia Guide Stones
Not really sure if you could call this an artifact or an artifact site. Either way the Georgia Guide Stones were the first things that popped into my head when I read the assignment details. These stones have rules about how humanity should conduct itself. Everywhere from our population numbers to what languages to maintain. A gentleman by the name R.C. Christian purchased the land and erected these stones. R.C. Christian doesn’t exist! It was an alias.
The Georgia Guide Stones
On one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia stands a huge granite monument. Engraved in eight different languages on the four giant stones that support the common capstone are 10 Guides, or commandments. That monument is alternately referred to as The Georgia Guide Stones, or the American Stonehenge. Though relatively unknown to most people, it is an important link to the Occult Hierarchy that dominates the world in which we live.
The origin of that strange monument is shrouded in mystery because no one knows the true identity of the man, or men, who commissioned its construction. All that is known for certain is that in June 1979, a well-dressed, articulate stranger visited the office of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and announced that he wanted to build an edifice to communicate a message to mankind. He identified himself as R. C. Christian, but it soon became apparent that was not his real name. He said that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to humanity, but to date, almost two decades later, no one knows who R. C. Christian really was, or the names of those he represented. Several things are apparent. The messages engraved on the Georgia Guide Stones deal with four major fields: (1) Governance and the establishment of a world government, (2) Population and reproduction control, (3) The environment and man's relationship to nature, and (4) Spirituality.
The Book That Influenced The American Stonehenge
In the public library in Elbert County there is a book written by the man who called himself R.C. Christian. In this book it was discovered that the monument he commissioned had been erected in recognition of Thomas Paine and the occult philosophy he espoused. Indeed, the Georgia Guide Stones are used for occult ceremonies and mystic celebrations to this very day. Tragically, only one religious leader in the area had the courage to speak out against the American Stonehenge, and he has recently relocated his ministry. The Age of Reason is also engraved a number of times upon the stones. It seems that a book by Thomas Paine called The Age of Reason had a strong influence on the men who erected this monument.
Paine's book followed in the tradition of early eighteenth-century British deism. These deists, while maintaining individual positions, still shared several sets of assumptions and arguments that Paine articulated in The Age of Reason. The Age of Reason was published in three parts one in 1794, the next in 1795, and the last installment in 1807, it was a bestseller in the United States. Paine insisted that the Bible was a great novel not a divine book of god. Paine challenged religion and paved way to what we like to call free thinkers. Just to show you what Paines thought s and beliefs are. At the beginning of Part I of the Age of Reason, Paine lays out his personal belief:
“I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life.
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
But, lest it should be supposed that I believe many other things in addition to these, I shall, in the progress of this work, declare the things I do not believe, and my reasons for not believing them.
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish