Gobekli Tepe: The Rise of Humans

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, December 12, 2020) ****

We expect this to happen only in the movies.  But truth could be stranger than fiction.  Imagine a group of human hunter-gatherers (a euphemism for savages) around 12,000 years ago in the southern part of modern-day Turkey.  They noticed that some very smart and assertive children were being born from mothers in their group.  When those children grew into adults, they became the leaders of the groups of savages and began teaching them radically new techniques of building huge stone monuments, how to carve figures on stone, and how to organize themselves in a complex manner for the procurement of food, tools, and building materials.  That was what apparently happened in the Gobekli Tepe region of Turkey around 10,000 B.C., which is consistent with ancient knowledge from around the world regarding the start of civilization with the help of the “gods” who taught humans new skills and knowledge and ruled over humanity for thousands of years.

Despite the absence of writing, the symbols, animal and anthropomorphic forms sculpted in Gobekli Tepe contain important messages and knowledge.  I will discuss and interpret the symbolism found in Gobekli Tepe based on my experience with the hidden knowledge contained in other ancient sites around the world.  I think that it is the only way to decode Gobekli Tepe.

In Gobekli Tepe, they sculpted mostly animal forms and strange symbols on megaliths.  I surmise that writing cannot yet be done at that time because the neural circuitry of the physical brains of the savages were not yet developed enough at that stage to allow complex speech.  How can they write legibly when they cannot even speak clearly?  It turned out, it would take several thousands of years more before they could develop complex speech capability that is then followed by the introduction of writing.  These human capabilities have now become so normal that we take them for granted already. 

According to an old folklore story from Mexico:  “The deluge overwhelmed mankind.  Only a man named Coxcox (some call him Teocipactli) and a woman named Xochiquetzal survived in a small bark. They landed on a mountain called Colhuacan and had many children.  These children were all born dumb until a dove from a lofty tree gave them languages, but different languages so that they couldn’t understand each other (Gaster, p. 121).”  This story is similar to the Flood and Tower of Babel stories in the Bible.  I interpret this metaphor as to mean that the advanced spirits from the previous evolutionary mega-cycle who were born on this present earth to civilize humanity initially did not have the capability of complex speech because the savage brain they were born with did not have the required sophisticated neural circuitry.  But as thousands of years passed, the spirits of these advanced beings, symbolized by the “dove from a lofty tree” in the Mexican folklore, eventually evolved the required brain circuitry that enabled humans to speak clearly.

Look at the mouthless sculpture of the Urfa man above from an area in almost the same geographic location and age as the Gobekli Tepe archaeological site.  The appearance and clothing of the statue indicate that it does not represent one of those hunter-gatherer savages, but likely represents instead one of those early “god-men” of the Gobekli Tepe region.  The mouthlessness likely symbolizes their incapacity for clear speech.  The statue is holding its erect penis, indicating that those “god-men” had the same passions and desires as ordinary human beings.

The huge standing anthropomorphic stone pillars with arms, hands, and large horizontal blocks as heads in Gobekli Tepe represent the “tree of life” or mind column of those intellectually and spiritually advanced spirits who were born on earth en masse in the region starting around 10,000 B.C.  The large horizontal blocks above the pillars represent their highly-evolved higher minds.  The phallic-shaped animal pelt loincloth carving (shown above) attached to the sculpted belt of a pillar represents the desires and passions expressed by the reactivated lower minds of those advanced beings.

Mostly fierce creatures such as lions, boars, foxes, spiders, and scorpions were carved on the stone pillars (shown above).  These sculpted animals expressing aggression and fierceness represent the active “beast” aspect of the lower mind of those “god-men”.  There is also one small sculpted human figure with no head and an erect penis, which I surmise was meant to represent the hunter-gatherer savage with low intellect but with strong sexual urge.

Also shown above is a vulture holding a small solar disk carved in a vertical stone in Gobekli Tepe.  In ancient Egypt, the vulture-bodied Nekhbet (shown below), a mother goddess, considered as representing the mother goddess Isis, symbolizes the “mother” spirit of a person that permanently dwells above his mind column.  Therefore that vulture sculpture in Gobekli Tepe is interpreted here as representing the main spirit or higher self of a person — the “woman clothed with the sun” that I have discussed in a previous post.  The small sun disk that she is holding represents her “child” – the human spirit that she eventually sent down the depths of her mind column to gain experience, find knowledge and grow spiritually.

While we normally call it our higher self – the main spirit is often called the mother spirit by the wise ancients.  In ancient Egypt, the goddess Isis is the metaphorical mother of the god Horus, who represents the human spirit.  Do you know why Horus was missing an eye in an ancient Egyptian story about him?  It is because his eye symbolizes the human consciousness and it is only at most one half of our consciousness.  The other half of a person’s consciousness stays with his higher self – in his “mother” spirit above his mind column. 

It is similar to the way the ancient Egyptian god Atum (a person’s original spirit in the spiritual world) lost an eye when he sent it down the “waters of chaos” to look for his children Tefnut and Shu (lower mind and higher mind).  He retained one eye, while the other is away in the depths of his mind column – attached to the separated human spirit.  What an ingenious way to represent the split of our consciousness!  Even the metaphor of how a person’s mind column was originally reconstituted is ingenious – by Atum’s ejaculation of his semen, representing the expelling of some spirit matter from his own spirit toward the “ocean of chaos” below resulting in the mixing of chaos matter and spirit matter that eventually reconstituted that person’s mind column.

The Egyptian goddess Nephthys is associated with the goddess Isis.  The reason for this is because the concept of Nephthys represents the nurturing and caring attribute of the universe for the spiritual evolution of each of us.  When I said universe, I am not referring to this virtual physical universe.  Rather, I am referring to the real universe consisting, among others, of our own “tree of life” – the mind column of each of us that builds the various realities that we experience and will experience during our long spiritual evolutionary journey.  A major source of this nurturing influence and taking care of the human spirit during its long journey comes from the “mother” spirit, which flows down through that lifeline that connect us to our higher selves.  That lifeline is symbolized by the river Ganges or that proverbial river from Eden.

The bucket figures near the mother vulture carving in Gobekli Tepe shown above represent the celestial knowledge that the advanced beings brought down from their home realities high up the mind column.  I have discussed this bucket symbolism in a previous post about the Mesopotamian tree of life.  The H and C symbols contained in the belt of the anthropomorphic pillar probably represent physical life in bounded linear time (birth-to-death) and celestial life in non-linear time, respectively.  The zigzag lines are a common symbol used by ancient stone monument builders.

Archaeologists are perplexed as to the purpose of the megalithic structures built in Gobekli Tepe.  There were essentially no human remains found there, so it was not used for burying the dead. What they know is that the entire structures were later deliberately filled up with soil and buried.  This is puzzling for the scientists.  But that is not puzzling if you connect the case of Gobekli Tepe with other ancient megalithic structures around the world.  Gobekli Tepe was deliberately buried in order to preserve it for the next generations of humans who would be able to uncover its hidden message:  The lofty ones from high up the mind column were born here and they taught savage humans the knowledge of civilization. Wild wheat was first domesticated for food in the fields near Gobekli Tepe around 12,000 years ago.  From then on, humans could store food and settle in villages.  Furthermore, the presence of those advanced spirits in the physical bodies of humans progressively evolved the neural circuitry of the human brain over thousands of years, allowing for complex speech and writing. 

Gobekli Tepe was the start of the rise of humans.

(Thanks to pixabay.com for the image of the goddess Nekhbet above, and to Creative Commons for the other photos)

Published by rabando

I am a Filipino and a geologist by profession but I have also been an ardent searcher for answers to the fundamental questions of human existence ever since 42 years ago. It has been a long, lonely and difficult journey. Why are we here? Where did we come from? What on earth is this world where I found my self in? Surprisingly, I found out that the answers are right there under our noses. There just need to be some adjustments in the way people think.

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