But the Italian artist was certainly not the first person in history to recognize the significance of the Golden Sphere, not only as it is impressed into the human collective consciousness, but as it exists in Cosmic reality.
In Costa Rica there are over three hundred ‘petrospheres’ or stone orbs, ranging in size from a few centimetres to over 2 metres in diameter, and weighing up to 15 tons. They were made over 1,500 years ago by the now-extinct Diquís culture from basalt, limestone and sandstone, using unknown methods. The Diquis people polished them and originally coated them in gold. When they were first discovered in the 1930s, people extracted a lot of gold not only from the outside, but also from the inside of the spheres, thus destroying many of them in the process.
In a forest near the Bosnian town Zavidovici, a ball has been unearthed with a radius of 1.5 metres, and Bosnian archaeologist Semir Osmanagic believes the sphere proves the existence of an advanced lost civilisation dating back more than 1,500 years ago. According to his fellow researcher Dr. Sam Osmanagich, the region used to have many more of the spheres well into the 20th century. Many were apparently destroyed in the 1970s by people trying to extract the gold from them. Dr Osmanagic, known as ‘the Bosnian Indiana Jones,’ hit headlines in 2005 when he claimed that a cluster of hills in Bosnia's Visoko Valley was in fact the site of ancient pyramids linked by a network of underground tunnels. I will write more later in this series about the connection between Spheres and Pyramids.
There are much older spheres than that. In Utah, small stone spheres have been found that are about 2 million years old, and they are known as Moqui balls. Legend holds that the departed ancestors of the Hopi Native Americans would play games with the balls and leave them as messages to their relatives that they are happy and well. These days the only coating remaining on them is one of iron oxide. But there are some even more ancient: Spheres found in the gold mines of South Africa said to be 2.8 billion years old, suggesting intelligent life existed on Earth long before a conventional view of history places it here. Called Klerksdorp spheres, because they are kept in the Klerksdorp Museum, they are so balanced in shape and proportion, it seems unlikely they were naturally formed, say proponents of the theory that these spheres were made by intelligent beings. One of the spheres was tested at the California Space Institute, and scientists concluded that its balance “is so fine, it exceeded the limit of their measuring technology.” It was “within one-hundred thousandths of an inch from absolute perfection.”
This series, which I will write in several parts, will look at the traditional of the Golden Sphere as it relates to our origins, and the connection between orbs and humanity. We will look at how the knowledge of the Sphere influenced the Ancient Egyptians, Hebrews (notably Solomon), Ancient Roman buildings and rituals, and Meso-American culture. And of course, the recent appearance of the “Orb phenomenon” in the 21st Century.
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