Researching, tracking, and exploring Ancient Mysteries of Earth and the Universe
Exploring the lives of our ancestors to create a unified theory and better understanding of mankind's past. We're constantly looking for further leads on ancient mysteries, the paranormal, strange phenomena, dimensional time, new age physics, space travel, unexplainable events, and interesting location subject matter. AMB News posts blog articles on a regular basis while curating several ancient mysteries researcher communities. By relating this information to present day, Ancient Mysteries Blog is discovering ways our ancestors continue to shape our future while showcasing intriguing research topics.


Who Originally Lived in North America?

An arctic ice bridge is one way ancient settlers may have visited America tens of thousands of years before modern voyages. Evidence suggests native migration patterns followed ancient routes through Alaska and as far south as Colorado following the mountain range. With that in mind, it wouldn't be too much further, all considering, to venture into Central and South America as well, let alone spread out toward the Eastern countryside. Further examination of those 40,000 year old migration routes will help us understand the paths our ancestors followed to eventually build the foundations of the western world. We know there was a thriving human population in North America long before it was claimed as a new world by European explorers.

Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah by David JolleyTheories on Aztec origins for example, the mythical homeland of Aztlan, talk of a a great white land as the cultural point of origin. This pinpoints much further north than Mexica establishments in Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco after their arrival in Central America. Tracing through ancient maps, university professor Armando Sol-rzano believes the location could be in northern Utah. By the narrative, it's quite possible someone may interpret salt flats as a white land. Similar theories identify historic sites much further north, into Canada, to be part of the great land of white where the Aztecs originated.The naming of an Indian settlement in Wisconsin, Aztalan, is meant to represent the location we find in ancient lore, but artifacts found at the site later suggest a different tribe established the fort.

Further ideas bolster this concept by suggesting the critical similarities in creation myths between various ancient Indian tribes may have started from one source, only then to develop slight differences over time as tribes split off. Future archaeological evidence may confirm these theories by placing ancient cultures in the areas at the correct time. There is an interesting connection to the  40,000 year old Siberian-Arctic North American migration routes, and a sudden growth in human population, known as the second wave in expansion. The first wave dates to around 60,000 years ago as the time when modern humans began to migrate out of Africa to Asia, Europe and Australia. The second wave of population growth is thought to attributed to an adaptation for colder climate survival.

Migraciones humanas en haplogrupos mitocondriales

DNA migration mapping shows us macrohaplogroup M (ABCDX) followed an ancient route across the ice bridge between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago. On the same map, we see A concentrating in Central America, north United States, and northern Canada; with a smaller concentration residing in the Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico area. Given this evidence, it looks like Sol-rzano is on the right track by investigating Utah for the Aztec's place of origination. However, with the same DNA evident much further north, it remains to be determined if the great land of white refers to salt flats or snow.


Who Built the Pyramids?

A brief documentary by Zahi Hawass, head of Egyptian antiquities, examined exactly who built the pyramids. Hawass talks about a burial chamber found in proximity to Giza which he calls a worker's tomb. From the evidence, accordingly, the workers were treated similar to royalty as far as burial method, that they were not slaves or treated as slaves. An online article about this discovery claims it took 10,000 workers, who ate 21 cattle and 23 sheep sent to them daily, more than 30 years to complete the construction. According to a bone study, most of the workers had significant cases of arthritis and lower vertebrae problems. 

The numbers state pyramid building was fueled by at least 229,950 cattle and 251,850 sheep over the 30 year period. On average in 2013 by the USDA livestock report,  consumers in the US ate roughly 0.0086 cattle, and 0.000675 sheep per person. Might add in here too, 0.0326 average pigs were also consumed per person during the period for reference. Pyramid builders averaged to 0.77 cattle and 0.84 sheep per person per year. This means Egyptian workers were comparatively and significantly, very much, well-fed for their efforts. On the other hand, it's quite possible either a number of workers are not accounted for, or there is a discrepancy in the food consumption numbers found in worker tomb hieroglyphs. Extra protein would be necessary for the work labor involved, however, does that necessarily equate to 3 lbs or more meat per day, per person?

As far as evidence of the building itself, again, Egyptian Antiquities tells us hieroglyphs in the tombs of workers and pharaohs explain the story, yet those stories often talk about the daily lives of workers, not specifically about the pyramid building itself. To me, I think this is where part of the problem is in deciphering true origination. Maybe the workers were responsible for renovating, not building the pyramids, as perhaps another culture built them long before the Egyptians. I agree, that if no solid evidence has been uncovered to show the Egyptians building pyramids, or a process thereof, how can Egyptology support the claim?

Perhaps by this, maybe it truly is that Egyptians inherited the pyramids instead of building them. They became the keepers of passed knowledge, the proprietors of masonry on an extreme scale. Given the tireless research performed by Egyptian Antiquities, I would like to believe they are correct in asserting the Egyptians built the pyramids. However, there is enough evidence, or lack thereof, to suggest alternative possibilities. It does seem very odd, on many levels, to build such monumental structures and not document how that happened. A discovery one day will likely change all of what we know about the Egyptians in a heartbeat, or maybe, the discovery has already happened and it's being kept from general public knowledge.

The closest evidence pointing toward Egyptians constructing the pyramids comes from a stone stele on the island of Sehel. Carved into the rock is Pharaoh Zoser, Imhotep, and God Khnum, who are associated with the first step pyramids built. Interesting it is, that even this monument brings controversial issues, considering no where is it mentioned the types of construction materials required or anything about building methods and quarry locations. There is a list of minerals in Zoser's dream to build monuments, but the list does not mention limestone, sandstone, or granite.


Ancient World Mysteries, the Experience

J.C. Vintner's Ancient World Mysteries Book CoverNow available! The completed series of J.C. Vintner's Ancient Earth Mysteries, available in one book with more insightful articles added. Included with the master works are never before told, first-hand accounts from Vintner's personal life, and how those accounts inspired his writing.

The journey and the experience. Life as we know it, and the world around us, continue to inspire an incredible amount of questions even after thousands of years of technical innovation. Discovering answers to those questions sometimes completely alter the understanding of who we are spiritually, where we came from, and what our future holds. From building amazingly complex structures to exploring personal enlightenment, unanswered questions are capable of motivating the most astonishing feats ever known to mankind. Throughout a lifetime we are faced with moments that forever change us. 

In those moments we are given the opportunity to persevere; 
To adapt and overcome those obstacles placed before us.
Contained within is a compelling, personal journey of clairvoyance experienced by the author, J.C. Vintner, in a transcendent rite of passage. The experience forever changed how Vintner understands mankind's place in the universe and prompted an extensive, ongoing research effort to explain the unexplained by means of relation and relativity. Along with Vintner's experience is the complete three volume ancient mysteries series including Ancient Earth Mysteries, Mysteries of the Universe, and Legendary Cryptids, expanded with additional research articles and notes. By opening pathways deep within the mind, expanding our perception of knowledge, and accepting alternative explanations to our existence, we may begin to recognize the ultimate beauty of our reality and the cosmos. Ancient World Mysteries explores these pathways by tapping into the knowledge of our ancient ancestors in search of a hidden truth able to explain our existence as one with the universe.

The complete 390 page book is available on Amazon in both paperback and eBook formats; and the related informational Ancient World Mysteries website will start to slowly unravel with new details over time.


Question and Answer with J.C. Vintner

What's the oldest mystery known to man?
The oldest mystery known to man, to my knowledge, would be that of the origin of the universe itself. Science theories suggest the idea of a big bang kicked off the creation of everything, and religion believes life is the ultimate creation of divine being; In either case, we do not have a definitive answer unanimously agreed upon by everyone.

Is there a name for the scientists who research and try to solve mysteries?
Personally I believe all scientists are solving mysteries and it's only the type of mysteries which differ from scientist to scientist, in essence the name would depend on the scientist's primary discipline or the subject holding the mystery. In the sense of an ancient mysteries researcher, disciplines tend to have a mixed background involving perhaps those of Archeology, Anthropology, Geomorphology, Geology, Physics, Cosmology, Philosophy, Psychology, Parapsychology, Cryptozoology, Ufology, and share a general interest in world history. Ultimately, ancient mysteries researchers try to look from outside of the box using a variety of disciplines to question and possibly discover different outcomes previously not considered by a scientist who focuses on one subject matter alone.

Who are they paid/sponsored by?
Many scientists are compensated for their efforts by organizations and supporters that benefit from their research; Some are paid for performing research, teaching, or think-tank problem solving while others are paid to enhance technologies and create innovations.

Have you ever experience something akin to a mystery?
Yes, on several occasions. A few events when I was younger prompted me to ask more questions and it was then when I became most interested in ancient mysteries research. In the search for answers to unexplained phenomena, I discovered a plethora of information that I believe should be shared with the world.

What's the most popular modern mystery?
Although sighting history stems back for thousands of years, I believe unidentified flying objects and closely related phenomena such as crop circles are among the most popular modern mysteries; though Bigfoot may be very close in comparison.

How many people do you think have hoaxed things? Like some of the bigfoot sightings, or nessy?
It's difficult to say how many have created fictitious stories let alone understand the motivations behind doing so. Falsified encounters create disbelief among communities and are sometimes spread intentionally in order to cover up the truth by those who do not want the general public to know. Fortunately for those dedicated to discovering the truth, there are enough creditable, sincerely truthful, eyewitness reports with corroborated facts to support these types of events and encounters.

What in your opinion is the most puzzling mystery of all?
Life is the first, to me - To know why we exist. In all of my research and life experiences, not a single comfortable thought has put my mind at ease to understand why beings with such incredible intelligence capabilities have been left to grow on a floating rock surrounded by a giant bubble in the vacuum of space.

Are there some sort of official class or title given to different types of mysteries?
Similarly to the names of scientists who study mysteries, the names mystery types tend to vary depending on the discipline they are most concerned with. This is a great way to classify ancient mysteries as it keeps them close to the root subject, but it also helps to add more scrutiny and further examination to that subject overall. Phenomena research has finally shifted focus over the years to grouping similar mysteries together in a larger picture, trying to see if there are explanations which might be responsible for some type of global effect.

How many mysteries have been solved?
Every solved mystery leads us to more questions and more mysteries, but to say exactly how many mysteries have been solved is indeed a mystery in itself.


The Emerald Tablet

Emerald Tablet of HermesImagine a concept, that if Newton's dedication to the Emerald Tablet instead followed a different path outside the realm of alchemy and delved more into spirituality and its relationship between mankind and the world around us. As many scholars throughout the ages, Newton became obsessed with an idea that any element could be transmuted into any other element at the hands of alchemy, but the philosopher's stone quickly turned itself into a fantasy goose chase after discovering the shear level of complexity involved; Could a man ever possess the power Midas created in a chemistry lab? The following is a literal interpretation of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes, and an alternative possibility of what his mysterious ancient text could be trying to tell us. 

The tablet begins with:

Truly without deceit, certain, and most veritable. That which is below corresponds to that which is above; And that which is above corresponds to that which is below.
Purity. Either in the sense of a pure element, or for a soul to reach enlightenment, to be accepted into the heavens, and into an afterlife free from evil. As a herald, Hermes guided souls of the dead to the underworld and was also believed to bring dreams to mortals at night. It is possible these lines refer to a relationship of souls between the living and the dead. Those in the underworld were once above, and those above will in time be in the underworld.

To accomplish the miracles of the one thing; And just as all things come from this one thing; Through the meditation of one mind; So do all created things originate from this one thing; Through transformation.
Perhaps here is where Newton first noticed clues the Emerald tablet could be a secret reference, leading eventually to the conclusion of a hidden alchemical practice used to create the philosopher's stone. Literally the verse says everything comes from one and by means of transformation, but it's the line regarding meditation of one mind suggesting a more spiritual significance.

Its father is the sun; Its mother is the moon

The wind carries it in its belly; Its nurse is the Earth; It is origin of all. The consecration of the universe; Its inherent strength is perfected if it is turned into Earth.
In this verse a single statement jumps out, whereby the wind carries the origin of all in its belly. We know winds on Earth are capable of moving many different things, both living and inert, but the next line helps narrow it down by saying the Earth nurses it. If transportation of Earth is ruled out from the wind's belly, that leaves the possibility of either water, micro-organisms, electricity, or a type of radiation. Even to say, the Earth nurses it, may infer Earth's ability to absorb water. To early alchemists, in continuing along an alchemical sense, the first two lines translate as: Its father is gold, its mother is silver.

Separate the Earth from Heaven;The subtle from the gross

Gently and with great ingenuity it rises from Earth to Heaven; And descends again to Earth Thereby combining within its; The power of both above and the below
Reading these lines from the tablet seems to point toward water being a key substance here. Earth and Heaven are indeed separate, and when looked at as a whole of the planet, water may also be a grossly overlooked subtlety vitally important to life as we know it. Water rises to the heavens in the form of evaporation and then falls back to Earth in the form of rain or snow. For either to occur, water molecules need to adhere to dust particles and micro organisms in the atmosphere, and it is at this point where water combines the power of both above and below. In an alchemical sense, one might interpret the Earth should now be physically separated from heaven, allowing the Earth to ascend and descend to obtain its properties.

Thus you will obtain the glory of the whole universe; All obscurity will be clear to you; This is the greatest force of all powers because it overcomes every subtle thing, And penetrates every solid thing; In this way was the universe created; From this will come many wondrous applications, Because this is the pattern
Therefore am I called thrice Greatest Hermes;Having all three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe, Herein have I completely explained the operation of the sun.
Now it's to say, that by completing the tablet steps as an alchemy process we may find the ultimate knowledge, the answer to everything and how it's derived from one source, explaining how the universe was created. This is further bolstered by the suggestion of many wondrous applications, the discovery of a distinct pattern, and worded as an operation of gold. Yet, in a spiritual sense we find a similar outcome that in the deepest understanding of all things may we become clairvoyant and one with universal knowledge; Suggesting everything we know, and our souls, are entirely the byproduct of conscious mind and its source of light.


Aztecs & Elements of Existence

Tletl, Ehekatl, Atl, and Tlalli, the Four Elements
4-Elements by J.C. Vintner
A well known Aztec mythology, The Five Suns, follows along the same concept of four cardinal elements and four cardinal directions, though the directions in this case refer to the outcome of world eras. The first era under the Jaguar Sun, Nahui Ocelotl, animals on the planet were giants and devoured by jaguars. Interestingly, well known historical record tells us giant animals did once roam the planet as dinosaurs. Did Jaguars kill them? As in the Jaguar sense as Quetzalcoatl, who then became worshiped and revered by man for being saved? During the era of the Wind Sun, Nahui Ehecatl, people became monkeys as the world was destroyed by hurricanes and tropical storms; This may be referring to a drastic change at the end of an ice age as global temperatures warm to create unstable violent weather patterns. In the era of the Rain Sun, Nahui Quiahuitl, life on Earth was destroyed by raining fire and all those who survived were birds, or became birds in order to survive. Perhaps the Rain sun could be translated as Fiery Sun, by the sounds of a super volcano eruption, or asteroid impact fire and brimstone fallout reaching the ends of the Earth. During the Water Sun, Nahui Atl, life on Earth became fish as the world perished in a great flood; As with legends in Sumerian texts and the Bible. The fifth sun, or Earthquake Sun, Nahui Ollin, is the current era in a time believed to be destroyed by earthquakes; This remains to be witnessed.

In ancient Aztec codices, Ometeotl is believed by some scholars as the supreme creator of Aztecs through translation, as a god of duality both male and female commonly known as Tonacatecuhtli and Tonacacihuatl, born out of the nothingness of space to create the universe. From Ometeotl, the four cardinal directions were established, each with a god to keep watch over. In the North, Tezcatlipoca, god of judgment, night, and sorcery, represented by the color Black. To the east, Xipe Totec, god of gold, farming, and spring, represented by the color Red. To the south, Huitzilopochtli, the god of war, represented by the color Blue. To the west, Quetzalcoatl, the god of light, mercy, and wind, represented by the color White. In Nahuatl language, Tletl the Fire, Ehekatl the Wind or Air, Atl the Water, and Tlalli the Earth represent Tiahuizlampa to the East, Mictlampa  to the North, Huitzlampa to the South, and Cihuatlampa to the West respectively.

Tletl, the element of Fire.
Tletl, element of Fire
Tletl is an element of power, the seeds of creation, and the direction of light and illumination. In nature, life grows from the aftermath of fire's destruction, fire creates and shapes existence. Fusion inside the sun converts Hydrogen to Helium nuclei which provides heat and light in the form of radiation bombarding Earth's atmosphere continuously. Mankind's evolution is by in part a result of the giant fiery sphere warming our planet. Egyptians undoubtedly recognized the importance of fire. A bringer of life as Seth, or Set. This is also evident in the channeling of RA, proclaiming the beginning of a grand cycle of life as fire and wind affect Earth and water in the First Density, to bring forth a Second Density as creation of all animals and plants. Fire is the Navel Chakra, Manipura in Buddhism and in Hinduism, Agni. In astrology, Fire is associated with Mars, and in the Zodiac with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Ehekatl, the element of Wind.
Ehekatl, element of Air
Ehekatl is an element of freedom in the direction of elders, ancestors, and the spirit world. Wind resides as a place of rest, transformation, wisdom, reflection and communication. It is the great element of Mobility, capable of destruction, but also a bringer of life. Wind helps distribute seeds and pollen, allowing plants to reproduce, while providing necessary gas for animals, plants, and humans to breathe. Earth's atmosphere is a blanket of air protecting life from harsh radiation emitted from the cosmos. Ancient ancestors, elders, and occupants of the spirit world are able to travel through air and take on the form of wind; This might be a plausible explanation of why ghosts and spirits are believed to have air-like qualities and abilities. Air or Wind is known as Heru or Horus in Egyptian, the Heart Chakra, Anahata in Buddhism and in Hinduism, Marut. In the Zodiac, Air is associated with Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Atl, the element of Water.
Atl, element of Water
Atl is an element of change in the direction of youth, renewal, cleansing, and perseverance. Water is the great element of Fluidity and a vital resource for the existence of life. In many cultures, water is part of a sacred process of purification by which the body is cleansed. It is a source of nourishment for all living beings, capable of revitalizing the spirit, wakening consciousness, and reflecting the soul by meditative scrying in divination. Many scholars agree it is mankind's ability to control water flow through aqueduct, cistern, irrigation, and sewage systems that set the foundation for great technological advances in human history. Water is known as Ausar or Osiris in Egyptian, the Sacral Chakra, Svadhisthana in Buddhism, and in Hinduism, Jala. In the Zodiac, Water is associated with Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Tlalli, the element of Earth.
Tlalli, element of Earth
Tlalli is an element of substance in the direction of intuitiveness, materialization, and mystery. It is the great element of Solidity, representing fertility of female energy, nurturing all of life, known as Mother Earth. Life is a combination of the four cardinal elements. Humans live upon it, transforming rock into materials for survival and a further understanding of their existence. Plants and animals find nourishment from minerals in soil; mankind utilizes the ground to cultivate food; It is a stable foundation from which life is built. The planet is perplexing under certain light, only then compounded by mankind's ability to construct marvelously mysterious monuments out of it. Physical creation is born of Earth and returned to it; Though, spiritual energy may pass through or with other elements in the cosmos. Earth is known as Auset or Isis in Egyptian, the Root Chakra, Muladhara in Buddhism, and in Hinduism, Kshiti. In the Zodiac, Earth is associated with Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.


To the Heavens

The Giza PlateauBuilding upwards may also have spiritual significance as the structures bring one closer to the heavens, even so far as to offering the soul a pathway to follow into the afterlife. One might look at the pyramids in this way and think, what if the true purpose of a pyramid was not only to offer the soul a channel of passage, but what if literally they're a stairway to the heavens, and during a time science understands people were not flying. One of the greatest curiosities back then, without flight, had to be discovering what resides in the space above Earth. Perhaps building one pyramid was not enough to reach the edge, so another was built taller, and then another.

It's a great motivation to thousands upon thousands of pyramid builders around the world, to say they are helping to build a pathway into the heavens, to touch the sun and the moon. Looking up into the sky is deceiving and even with modern technology it's difficult to truly comprehend those 248.514 miles between the Earth's surface and space, let alone trying to reach the moon, sun, and stars. Giza is 0.0863706 miles tall, meaning the Egyptians needed to build a structure 2,877 times the size; then only to discover a seemingly endless vacuum of space. Maybe structures around the world first met with primitive attempts to travel into the heavens, and without flight capability this sounds quite plausible, though perhaps in time we may discover an alternate means for traversing the universe directly from Earth's surface.