Andrew Collins: Gobekli Tepe: Temple of the Watchers, Gateway to the Stars FULL LECTURE
Info: Andrew Collins, author of ground-breaking books including From the Ashes of Angels (1996), The Cygnus Mystery (2006), Beneath the Pyramids (2009) and Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods (Bear & Co, 2014), continues his examination of Göbekli Tepe, arguably archaeology's most important discovery this millennium. He explains how its sanctuaries were built to align with the stars using standing stones with circular portholes. Identified as seelenloch, "soul holes", these newly discovered pillars are the key to understanding how the Göbekli builders envisioned the transition of the soul from this world to the sky-world, accessed via the Milky Way's Great Rift. It was a realm not only of unborn souls and the newly dead, but also of shamans in their role as psychopomps (soul carriers) in the guise of the vulture. Andrew reveals also the builders behind Göbekli Tepe, indicating their place of origin, and showing reconstructions of how they might have looked. He explains why they arrived in southeast Turkey so soon after the end of the last Ice Age, and their identity as the Watchers of the book of Enoch and the Annunaki gods of Sumero-Akkadian mythology.