The Georgia Guidestones

In Darklore Volume IV I wrote a piece on the enigmatic 'Georgia Guidestones' titled "Beyond the Apocalypse" (available as a free PDF download from the Darklore website, or in HTML form here at TDG), in which I pointed out the probable origin of the monument's construction in Masonic stories and myths about the transmission of human knowledge to survivors of apocalyptic events. If my article made you hungry for more information about the Guidestones, a new book may be just what you're looking for: "The Georgia Guidestones: America's Most Mysterious Monument", by Raymond Wiley and KT Prime (and featuring a foreword from Graham Hancock).

The Georgia Guidestones are a collection of standing stones near Elberton, Georgia. Built in 1980, they are primarily composed of six slabs of granite: one central pillar, four "major" stones that fan out from the center, and a capstone. The Georgia GuidestonesThe capstone has engravings on all four of its sides in four different ancient languages, all of which read, "Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason," when translated. The major stones are each engraved on both sides, and each side contains text in one of eight modern languages asserting the same ten guidelines.

Those guidelines have proven extremely controversial, causing speculation and rumors of conspiracy that go far beyond northeast Georgia.

Conspiracy theorists surmise a global plot on the part of a group of shadowy men to subjugate and oppress the world's population and create a "new world order." Others believe that the man behind the monument was a Rosicrucian, and that the stones are representative of that group's magical manifesto. Some people even believe that it is a landing site for an alien spacecraft of some kind. At the heart of this confusion is the missing piece of the puzzle: who was the mystery man who started the entire chain of events?

Georgia native Raymond Wiley was interviewed for The History Channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded program about the Guidestones and is a principal expert for a feature length documentary currently in production. With local writer KT Prime he has written the definitive account of America's most famous megalithic monument.

Note that Graham Hancock's foreword and Chapter 1 of the book are available freely at Scribd if you want to 'try before you buy'. I've embedded the sample material below:

The Georgia Guidestones: America’s Most Mysterious Monument

Pick up a copy of The Georgia Guidestones from Amazon US or Amazon UK.

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LastLoup's picture
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if the 500,000 survivors weren't all idiots, I suppose it would be an acceptable population...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

emlong's picture
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These folks have forgotten to calculate the effect of the remainder - 7 or so billion murders. If they think that will be swept under the rug they don't know jack.