We have all heard stories about mysterious men (and it is nearly always men) that wandered around the world gifting a new culture to those they met. Some stories have it that there was just one man, other stories speak of a small group of wisdom bearers. These people brought language, writing, new tools, farming and an entire culture shift wherever they arrived. Most of the stories date the events to no more than 6000 years ago, usually within a couple of thousand years of that period, the time in which the first known civilisations arose.
We know today that there was civilisation earlier than 6000 years ago. The Gobekli Tepe megalithic site in modern Turkey dates to around 11,500 years ago, as does the Sphinx in Egypt and several sites discovered beneath the waves. I have personally investigated a megalithic site linked to this early period, in the jungles of Ecuador. Could it really be that the wisdom of these lost civilisations was carried forwards by a small group of people acting as a living repository for a lost wisdom?
My friend, English researcher Leonard Farra, has collected together the stories of some of these mysterious wandering civilizers of men, respected as culture heroes. A few examples are presented here:
Sumerian – Enki
Dogon – Lebe
Chinese – Tai-Ko Fe-Kee
Aztec – Quetzalcoatl
Muiscas – Bochica
There are a great many more of these figures from across the globe and I recommend reading Leonard Farra’s series of books, they offer much more on this story and give context to why 5000 years ago was an important era involving a rebirth of civilisation across the globe. Here I would like to present the first solid evidence from a research project that these stories are based on a very real phenomenon. In the video offered here, Professor Eske Willerslev, speak on behalf a recent project that carried out analysis of Australian Aboriginal DNA. Among the revelations, all of which are interesting, the team discovered traces of a small group of people, perhaps just “two men” that wandered through Australia somewhere around 5000 years ago (6 – 4Kya) gifting everybody a new language, new tool technology and a new culture. Almost the entire continent converted to this new system along with its Pama–Nyungan language.
Professor Eske Willerslev articulates the general confusion of academics on this matter, it simply makes no sense based on everything they understand. Scientists know that Aboriginal Australians had been on their land for at least fifty thousand years (the real number has six figures) and as such had their own diverse languages and cultures spread across the enormous continent. Why would these people simply abandon thousands of years of cultural identity and readily embrace the instructions for a new way of living presented to them by a handful of strangers that arrived on their land?
There is no sign of any accompanied invasion, no obvious evidence of anything that usually accompanies the sudden adoption of new culture and language. Instead, the evidence suggests that each tribe visited recognised that these strangers were to be respected and listened to, acknowledging them as being bearers of a teaching that was important and best to accept. There must have been something about these wisdom bearers that allowed such ready capitulation, I would suggest they carried something that allowed them to be identified as high-degree teachers with an ancestral link to the continent. It is my view that these were of a lineage that survived the catastrophe at the end of the last glacial maximum, they were the children of the builders of Gobekli Tepe, a line of Australian Aboriginals that had once founded a global civilisation. Perhaps the children of Sahul had returned, bearing great gifts for their ancient family?
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The genetic history of Aboriginal Australians – Natural History Museum of Denmark (YouTube)
Why Australia is home to one of the largest language families in the world – Sciencemag.org
Pama-Nyungan Expansion – Bellwood’s Account – alwestmeditates.blogspot.com.au
The World in Upheaval – 3000 B.C.E. – blog.world-mysteries.com
Australian Languages – languagesgulper.com
Australian Aboriginal languages – Wikipedia
Backtracking to Babel: The Chronology of Pama-Nyungan Expansion in Australia – JSTOR.org
Bruce Fenton is an ancient mysteries and human origins researcher currently based in Australia. He is the author of the book The Forgotten Exodus – The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution.