I am originally from Turkey. Gobekli Tepe first of all means endowed belly.Endowed either means plump/ well nourished, pregnant, or with belly. There
is a significant amount of indication from the carvings that it was about fertility, abundance.Most of the animals have their genitals on display or
there are multiples of them. The fact that there are so many layers, pregnant with years of fertility rituals, is interesting. The nearest town is
Urfa, which is worth looking into. One thing I have found interesting is that the Turkish people have quite intriguing beliefs, as although my
Grandfather moved from Alexandria to Urfa, they then moved to north Turkey, near Izmit. I have been studying the region there, and there was a
settlement from the nomads, inland from the black sea. This may have come later, however the nomads did travel, and they may have been doing so since
the closing of the ice age. The nomads believed in a religion called Tengria, Tengriism (Tanricilik).
wiki on Tengrism:
Khukh and Tengri literally mean "blue" and "sky" in Mongolian and modern Mongolians still pray to "Munkh Khukh Tengri" ("Eternal Blue Sky"). Therefore
Mongolia is sometimes poetically referred to by Mongolians as the "Land of Eternal Blue Sky" ("Munkh Khukh Tengriin Oron" in Mongolian). In modern
Turkey Tengriism is also known as the Göktanrı dini, "Sky God religion", Turkish "Gök" (sky) and "Tanrı" (God) corresponding to the Mongolian
khukh (blue) and Tengri (sky), respectively.
strangely, 80% of the rituals that the Turkish people perform are from Tengria. The nomads had been roaming for sometime since the ice age meltdown,
and they moved across, towards the north americas. My husband is from just little up north from Gobekli Tepe, from Ekinozu. not much changes in the
way of cultural change in this part of the region. As per substances, Ekinozu locals chew Maras (Kahramanmaras) weed to date.
Below is an article:
Nicotiana Rustica (Tobacco) , known in South America as Mapacho, is a plant in the Solanaceae family. It is a very potent variety of tobacco. The
high concentration of nicotine in its leaves makes it useful for creating organic pesticides.
Rustica is also used for entheogenic purposes by South American shamans. Growing in the rain forest it contains up to twenty times more nicotine than
common North American varieties such as N. tabacum. Other reasons for its shamanic use are the comparatively high levels of MAOI beta-carbolines,
including harman and norharman. Most commonly, it is allowed to soak in water, and the water is then insuflated; it is also smoked in cigars and
used as an enema and as an anthelmintic effective against tapeworm infections. In the east of southern of Turkey, people use this herb and ashes of
some tree bodies to make a snuff called "Maras Otu". They use this putting under either of the lips like Swedish snus. It is also a common admixture
of Ayahuasca in some parts of the rain forest.Nicotiana rustica is easy to grow. These beautiful plants can grow up to two meters.
A quote "The only women allowed to smoke makutse(maras weed) are shamans, or training to be shamans" ref: People of the Peyote: Huichol Indian
History, Religion, & Survival.
There are stories of these peoples waiting for deities to arrive on hills, for guidance.
This tobacco has the effects of MDMA with high nicotine content.So. Yes they would have had some pretty amazing experiences. I will research local
Turkish websites, especially (Sanli)Urfa and add more if anything sounds relevant to this thread.
As per Easter Island, I think it is the tip of the iceberg. I wonder what is beneath the pacific ocean, and under the rain forests in south america? I
now live in Australia. Might have to research some local sites to share.
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