Every civilization prior to ours has failed and we are living the same way, following the same road to ruins. Why can’t we learn from our mistakes?
Many ancient cultures and indigenous peoples see this as a time of great change. Is a cataclysm coming? Are we on the verge of a Golden Age?
For some reason our society has chosen to value profit more than people. The fact that we have allowed ourselves to treat the planet like garbage to appease corporate interests is somewhat alarming, and curiously coincides with several ancient end-times prophecies including those of the Bible. Our society seems to be waddling mindlessly into oblivion like many failed civilizations of the past that have one thing in common: Serving the excessive desires of few at the expense of all.
If we knew the truth of our past we might understand how we got to this point. Unfortunately our history books are riddled with omissions, fallacies and purposeful efforts to serve special interests. Our lackluster K-12 educational system spits out unprepared young adults who struggle to enter a higher education system that is intrinsically handcuffed and increasingly geared more toward dollars than diplomas. Our institutions have lied to us repeatedly about our past and continue to alter it today, yet we continue relying on written texts as truth in lieu of the deeply engrained oral traditions of our indigenous brothers and sisters that have been conveyed for thousands of years.
We’re just two smart-ass “punk archaeologists” with a camera who are going DIY to find the truth on our own. We’re exploring the world’s indigenous cultures and ancient ruins to put the pieces together experientially. We’re reaching out to academics, independent researchers, indigenous elders, religious leaders, authors and more to gather and share research from all points of view and all disciplines, as they are all worthy of exploration. We only hope to present support for the possibilities – you can make up your own mind and take away what you wish. The only thing we know for sure is that we know nothing at all.
Ancient prophecies foretell of a Golden Age on the horizon, of a time when the corrupt will be vanquished and humanity will evolve to enjoy a time of peace and prosperity for all beings. We’re excited at the prospect of living in such a world and anxious to do our part to help it materialize. In order to prepare for the future we must understand how we allowed the present, which requires understanding our past. Maybe then we can learn how to live with the planet and one another to secure a positive future for all living things before it is too late.
*This effort is dedicated to our brother Wayne
While we’re both committed to educating ourselves in lieu of succumbing to assimilation, we come from different backgrounds and often see things in different ways.
Socialized into a fairly average American youth, Dave attended Sunday school and was raised Presbyterian. A 3-sport athlete in high school, Dave attended college and pursued degrees in communications and international relations - which taught him how easily the veneer forest can be manipulated to serve special interests, and how much we are not being told. Always intrigued by indigenous cultures and their relationship with the earth, he started traveling to gain experiential knowledge and quickly realized that the story we are given by our educators related to our past is anything but valid or complete.
Self-read and self-taught since a very young age, Rob had an interest in our ancient past long before Dave. While building his home in the remote northwest, Rob was visited by a Lakota man who appeared out of nowhere and asked him to build a sweat lodge on his property. He didn’t know the man and never asked to be trained, but he built the sweat lodge and gained a first-hand education on indigenous ceremony and spirituality. As he learned, he saw how much our educational system is failing us.