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Maps of The Orion Zone
Gary A. David, M.A.,
author and independent researcher.
Left: Photo courtesy of Santha Faiia, 2017.
Right: Gary with the late Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma in front of Prophecy Rock, 2010.
The Hopi have survived three world-ages, each created and destroyed because of social or spiritual chaos. We are now at the end of the Fourth World, going into the Fifth. Migration legends tell of Serpent People, or Nagas, sailing across the Pacific to America on reed rafts in order to escape a flood that wiped out the Third World. The Hopi still perform a Snake Dance for rain on the high desert. They once journeyed to all four directions and helped construct Ohio's Serpent Mound, which is oriented to the Pole Star and Sirius. There the Snake and Horn Clans met with a race of giants who built astounding earthworks and possibly even originated in North Africa. This bold but rigorously researched book reveals the genetic and cultural connections between these groups. Includes 562 pages, 900 endnotes, and 265 photos, drawings, maps, and sky charts.
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"Gary David is a brilliant researcher and interpreter of America's hidden past. Santha and I had the privilege of travelling with him and learning from him in the southwest of the US this year  Journey of the Serpent People is an excellent book! I just read it cover to cover. Highly recommended.” ." -Graham Hancock, author of America Before and Fingerprints of the Gods
"Gary has managed to show a concrete connection between the ancestral Hopi and Serpent Mound in Ohio by using all the best sources available. This is archaeoastronomy at its best, and lays a foundation for all savvy scholars now and in the future for the return of the thunderbirds and the Phoenix rising. I have not even read the entire book yet, but am already switched on to capacity. When Hancock says he is a brilliant scholar, take his word for it." -Ross Hamilton, author of The Mystery of the Serpent Mound
The phrase "As above, so below" is attributed to the Egyptian god of wisdom named Thoth. This echoes the biblical expression “on earth as it is in heaven.” Many diverse ancient cultures have erected sacred cities, pyramids, standing stones, or temples in order to mirror the stars. In particular the constellation Orion has been repeatedly projected as a talismanic pattern on numerous landscapes around the world. This book describes the sky-ground templates of Egypt, the American Southwest, Mexico, Nazca, the UK, Europe, Syria, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and other regions. It also discusses the celestial rituals of the Mithras cult, the Age of Taurus, the Sirius cosmology of the Dogon, and South African rock art. This essential archaeo-astronomy primer expands the star correlation theory to encompass the entire globe. Packed with nearly 225 photos, drawings, diagrams, maps, and star charts.
“…a must-read for pre-Columbian aficionados and aspiring anthropologists alike.” –Ross Hamilton, author of Star Mounds
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"As Above, so Below."
Some readers may be familiar with the correlation between the pyramids of Egypt's Giza Plateau and the stars of Orion. Beginning in 1100 A.D. on the Arizona desert, the Hopi constructed a similar pattern of villages that mirrors all the major stars in the constellation.
My book The Orion Zone explores the sky-ground relationship in the American Southwest and its astounding global significance. This useful guidebook is packed with diagrams, maps, sky charts, and photos of ruins and rock art. It essentially decodes many of the ancient mysteries of the Pueblo Indian world.
The second book in the series, Eye of the Phoenix, discusses the stunning Southwestern landscape, Hopi legends, and other anomalies of the high desert, including the enduring Freemasonry influence.
The third book called The Kivas of Heaven continues the exploration of archaeoastronomy and Hopi starlore as well as Orion temples and native prophecies on the road to 2012.
The fourth book in the series, Star Shrines and Earthworks of the Desert Southwest, discusses the Lost Egyptian Cave in Grand Canyon, Ant People and the Hopi underworld, shamanistic roads in Chaco Canyon, Egyptian Orion as psychedelic barley god, a Pre-Columbian counterculture in the Southwest, epic sea voyages of the ancestral Hopi, and their prophecies of the Fifth World.
Read more about The Orion Zone.