Trans-Pacific contact, or Strange coincidence ?

By Carl de Borhegyi
The drawing on the right by Lorenzo Domínguez, in 1960 titled “Make-Make of the Storm”, is of a petroglyph found on remote Easter Island. Domínguez asked the Easter Islanders what the symbol meant and they said that it represented “Make Make” their creator god.

In 1886, William Thomson a U.S. Naval officer and Easter Island’s first scientific researcher visited Easter Island. According to Heyerdahl, Thompson found many representations of catlike figures symbolizing their supreme god, a Sun God they called Make-Make. He noted that this was remarkable because there were no members of the cat family on Easter Island or anywhere else in Polynesia.

The drawing of this and other petroglyphs on Easter Island bear a striking resemblance to Venus symbols found in Pre-Columbian art depicting the ancient Mesoamerican Storm God named Tlaloc. Scholars have noted very early images of Tlaloc in the archaeological record, including ancient rock art, going back to early Olmec times. Tlaloc whose attributes are goggled eyes and feline fangs was known as the “provider”, a creator god just like Easter Island’s “Make Make”, who is associated with life giving rain, deadly storms, and divine lightening. Tlaloc was known as “he who made things grow”. Tlaloc can be easily identified by his trademark goggled eyes, which represent I believe, the vision of divine immortality, the vision of Tlaloc’s paradise, called Tlalocan.
Similar petroglyphs have been found on Easter Island, like the petroglyph on the left, (a drawing by a member of the Heyerdahl expedition) which could be argued represents a symbol of Venus, symbolizing Venus’s divine dualistic nature over life and death as both a Morning Star and Evening Star.


About deborhegyi
My research was inspired by a theory first proposed by my father, the late Maya archaeologist Dr. Stephan F. de Borhegyi, that hallucinogenic mushroom rituals were a central aspect of Maya religion. He based this theory on his identification of a mushroom stone cult that came into existence in the Guatemala Highlands and Pacific coastal area around 1000 B.C. along with a trophy head cult associated with human sacrifice and the Mesoamerican ballgame. My study, which is exclusively my own work, presents visual evidence that both the hallucinogenic Amanita muscaria mushroom and the Psilocybin mushroom were worshiped and venerated as gods in ancient Mesoamerica. These sacred mushrooms were so cleverly encoded in the religious art of the New World, "Hidden in Plain Sight" that prior to this study they virtually escaped detection. This online research study, "BREAKING THE MUSHROOM CODE" is an enormous document containing over 300 images, is presented in five parts at this time (the Home Page, Soma in the Americas, Part I and Part II, and 2012 Alert ). In the course of my study have found an abundance of archaeological evidence supporting the proposition that Mesoamerica, the high cultures of South America, and Easter Island shared, along with many other New World cultures, elements of a Pan American belief system so ancient that many of the ideas may have come from Asia to the New World with the first human settlers. I believe the key to this entire belief system lies, as proposed by R. Gordon Wasson, in early man's discovery of the mind-altering effects of various hallucinatory substances. The accidental ingestion of these hallucinogenic substances could very well have provided the spark that lifted the mind and imagination of these early humans above and beyond the mundane level of daily existence to contemplation of another reality. In summary, the encoded mushroom imagery occurred with such frequency and in such indisputably religious context that there can be no doubt as to their importance in the development and practice of indigenous religion.

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