Note: This is a book review of Thomas O. Mills’ book, STONEHENGE, IF THIS WAS EAST, from the Chairman of the Manataka American Indian Council, who, after reading the book, was inspired with a new idea to correct the melting of our polar ice caps. It is, indeed, a very interesting letter to other members of the Manataka Council Fire and I share it here with you, hoping to generate more interest in Tom’s thoughtful book and Chairman Michael Burton’s fascinating idea.
By Michael “Eye of Eagle Feather” Burton
Manataka Council Fire
Dear Beloved sisters and brothers,
Thank You to those who are contributing their monetary and volunteer support for the sacred site…the outpouring of contributions has enabled us to clean and prepare the site and prepare a new garden. Our initial plan is to plant heirloom species of corn, squash and beans. We are about to get a permit for water lines, though we have not planted due to the rains…maybe this weekend!!!
Today, I write about a book Lee Standing Bear gave to me, written by Thomas O. Mills entitled “Stonehenge ~ If this was East.” In this publication, Tom Mills explains the Stonehenge site and many ancient mystery sites around the globe, using the Hopi creation history passed to us through thousands of years of oral tradition. It simply shows, when these sites were created ‘East’ was radically different, and they were perfect astronomical computers during their time. Current knowledge grossly underestimates their age and can’t figure out why they aren’t precisely aligned with the heavens today.
The axis we turn on would have to shift significantly for these things to line up. It makes sense and when taken as a whole, with all sites considered and realigned with the ancient axis points, they are a testament to a message from the past, built in such a way that NO ONE COULD ALTER THEM THROUGH TIME. It was that important!
He then goes on to relate these to the global warming occurring today. The planet’s wobble is becoming increasingly more erratic due to the loss of the stabilizing effect of trillions and billions of tons of ice on both polar regions. The worst thing that could happen is not that many costal cities will look like Venice, (Venice probably won’t exist) but the sudden and catastrophic “realignment of our axis points.” In the Hopi story, these wobbles have been altered somehow four times by the creator. (Mayan history also speaks of the four ages, and Egyptian also. Jesus even prophesied that the end times would be predicated with great earthquakes, like nothing ever seen in this modern era.) But the fifth time, the creator does NOT fix the wobble. All of this explains, in our ancient history, sudden increases of volcanism, a product of earth’s crust being pulled apart; the great flood, ice ages, Antarctica’s original tropical climate, and what happened to these ancient civilizations we have evidence of, but grossly underestimate their dates, and know not where they made off to.
With his figures of how much ice is melting and what the consequences will be…we should have formed a plan…we being humanity…and stopped sticking our heads in the sand…it is probably going to happen, for we may be too far along to reverse the carbon dioxide and methane now in our atmosphere. As usual when you wait till the last minute, drastic measures are called for.
I can see only one way, so “bear” with me…it’s a little on the SI/FI side of solutions, but I feel the creator has helped us to progress, so the technology is now available to make a solution possible. The problem will arise that when you begin to talk of this, people are going to perceive you as crazy, until they read Thomas Mills’ book.
So…here it is. With the Third World beginning to industrialize and fossil fuels in such use, and our slow uptake of green-friendly technologies (which always take a back seat to PROGRESS) what we must do, and quick, is shade our poles from the sun! I propose a continental size canopy in space, to reflect enough solar radiation back into space and act as an umbrella over the North Pole and South Poles. This will NOT be popular in Russia, Greenland, and with other peoples living high up past the 50th parallel. We have the technology to put these unfolding shields far enough out, in geo-synchronous orbit, to change how much radiation reaches these areas. It must be done in the next ten years and may be needed before then. In the mean time I call on each and every one of us to do what we can, in a good way, to capture CO2 and be carbon-zero in our day-to-day lives, as much as possible.
Otherwise, fasten your seatbelts, it could be a tumultuous ride!!
With humble gratitude and respect for nature, I ask that you let me know if you are given a better idea!
Michael “Eye of Eagle Feather” Burton
Chairman, Manataka American Indian Council
Member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma