"Time is not just a concept that we invented; it is deep-rooted in the system, in the very way we are made." - Sadhguru.
If you really think about it, you will realise that we know very little about our history. What history we think we know or believe is from the stories and books compiled by those who won the battles and the accounts are designed to make them look good; not the truth.
The archaeological record gives us some independent ideas about what may have happened in the past, but deciphering the archaeological record is no easy task especially as there are many complicated factors such as human footprints alongside dinosaur footprints. Man-made artefacts that have been dug from deep in the earth and carbon dated to be millions of years old.
But our ancestors going back more than 5000 years understood things that we are only discovering today. 10,000 years ago the learned men and women in ancient India knew that the world is round, they understood the speed of light as well as the distances between the planets.
What until recently have been thought of as myths and legends from India spoke about a 26,920 year cycle in which our entire solar system took to circumnavigate an unseen body in space. This phenomenon has only recently been re-discovered by modern science.
The Indian sages divided this cycle through time into yuga's and in their traditions they have observed and recorded what happens during this celestial event, not over only one event, but over many which means that we must ask the question how has this knowledge been so lost?
Most of us are aware that our bodies because they are about 70% water are affected similarly to the oceans during the cycle of the moon. Near full moon, many people experience an upsurge of energy, insight and well-being which drops away after the new moon. As with the moon, when we are close to this heavenly body, its magnetism causes the development of the human condition in a way that makes us superhuman.
In the video below right, you can listen to an excellent explanation of the 26,920 year cycle, its divisions and the effect on humanity. What is perhaps more significant in this video is that Sadhguru describes how we humans are an integral part of this earth.
"Time - the invisible current behind every story. And Mahabharat is no exception. In this DVD, Sadhguru gives us an eye-opening insight through the ancient concept of yugas (eras or ages of time). We find that yugas are not merely measures of time but actually live and tick within the human microcosm, a reflection of the universal macrocosm. Sadhguru sets forth powerful meditations to ignite the vital fires in the human system, to make it receptive and synchronize it with this cosmic clockwork. And most surprisingly, he demolishes the long-held idea that we presently live in the decadent age of Kali Yuga."
If you have listened to the video, maybe your mind is opened to other possibilities. Science of course tells us that all human life began in Africa but this theory is not completely watertight and there may be other equally rational explanations as to where we came from including the possibility of extraterrestrial involvement.
So let's take a fresh look at history terms of axial precession and the anomalies in archaeological discoveries.
We have within the 26,920 year cycle and evolutionary process through which we become for the want of better words; stupid and forgetful as we traverse through the Kali Yuga after which our human qualities improve as we progress closer to and around that mysterious heavenly body.
So here, let us factor in some earth changes. The tectonic plates are constantly moving and ice ages come and go which affects see levels and the climate.
Some of the anomalies:
During the last ice age, sea levels were much lower and there is considerable evidence of cities now flooded that would have been on dry land perhaps before and certainly during the last ice age.
All cultures have flood myths which in my mind represents a sea level rise at the end of the ice age including the filling of the Black Sea. It seems that civilisation was largely coastal and sea trade a feature of life.
10,500 years ago, the golden age was drawing to an end and I suggest here that this is when some of our heritage monuments were constructed. Those who were concerned for the future generations constructed these heritage monuments such as the pyramids around the world and the temples at Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom.
Modern archaeological science places the construction of all these monuments within the last 5000 years in the dawn of civilisation itself to about 3000 or 4000 BC. Modern archaeology dismisses the unexplainable data that has been collected by people like Michael Cremo because it does not fit their theories.
Let's remember here that modern archaeological and scientific theory would have us believe that all civilisation began with an evolution from hunter gatherers at 20,000 years ago through to the first cities about 8000 years ago. However it is highly probable that there have been the uncountable cities all over the world that have been lost to history through tectonic plate movement, natural disasters, ice ages, comets and the simple process of time that there is no way of knowing how many 26,920 year cycles that have passed.
Even through the golden ages when humankind were in our prime, there is no way of knowing whether or not we were kind and compassionate or ruthless and violent. If we look at the life of Krishna that is fairly well known, the people of the time were prone to war as much as they are today.
We don't know if this violent nature arose due to the onset of the Kali Yuga which began at the time of Krishna's death or whether or not it is something that has always existed and mankind has yet to overcome.