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The alignment of the standing stones and buildings of Upper Tibetan necropoli hints at a high level of astronomical discernment. At minimum, the rising and setting of the sun over the course of the year was plotted at these sites. More complex lunar and sidereal calculations may also be incumbent in the spatial arrangements of the necropoli, but this is difficult to establish in any scientifically verifiable manner. In addition to the erected stones, many sites have long slabs of stone embedded in the ground edgewise to form a grid pattern covering as much as 800 m²
The necropoli feature quadrate arrays of standing stones aligned in the cardinal directions or in the intermediate directions. These concourses contain between 100 and 3000 miniature stelae or menhirs. Just west of each field of standing stones is an above-ground building aligned in the same manner. These specially built structures functioned as mortuary temples and tombs.
Given the intricate architecture of the Upper Tibetan necropoli, we can surmise that a complex range of ritual activities were once conducted at them. Some of the Tibetan archaic funerary texts I have worked on may provide an indication as to the nature of these functions, but this is still speculative. The texts do indeed mention long-stones (rdo-ring) and erected stone registers (tho) used in the mystic reconditioning of the souls of the deceased, as a prelude to their entry into the ancestral afterlife
According to the pastoralist communities of upland Tibet, the pillars erected within quadrate enclosures emerged at the very beginning of the universe. While this may be quite an exaggeration, the oral tradition does signal great age. Timbers removed from inside a wall of a mausoleum built with an analogous enclosure have been dated to circa the 5th century CE, furnishing us with a scientific perspective on which to build. Some walled-in pillars are liable to extend much further back in time perhaps to the first half of the first millennium BCE
These thokchas also depict early variants of Bon shrines, and were cast not later than 1200, if not considerably earlier. The trio of shrines on the left consists of five tiers resting on a thin base. In the Bon tradition, these graduated tiers symbolize the five elements (space, air, fire, water, and earth) that compose the universe. These stepped structures are topped by three long points, which in Bon are referred to as, ‘the horns of the bird, the sword of the bird’ (charu chatri). This finial symbolizes the superlative nature of the Bon religion and its heavenly origin.
Ancient Egyptians must had viewed the Sphinx as a type of Dimensional Gate (or Stargate), like the monolithic stargate in Arthur's Clarke's 2001 space odyssey. Travelling symbolically through that gate to the underworld, they were moving from the visible world of the three dimensions to the higher dimensional level of the etheric plane. Although the duat was literally under the earth, this only constituted a metamphor which was intented to transmit the mental concept of that plane, which borders with our natural world and it lies "under" or "above" it, with the sense that it is not directly visible from our own world.
Originally posted by pacifier2012
You will see what you want to see....even if stargates are based on a book turned into a movie turned into a TV series.
My point is without that book, you would not have thread because without the fantasy of a stargate you'd be guessing as to what the symbolism means... like you are now.