L. Cargill, Medical Laboratory Scientist, ASCP. Retired blood banker and laboratorian. Loves to write about a wide range of subjects. Enjoy!
The mystery of the Georgia Guidestones
Maintain Humanity Under 500,000,000 in Perpetual Balance with Nature
I think this is a message for the survivors of a world holocaust. Certainly it is not suggesting that we go out and eliminate six billion plus people who are currently occupying the planet.
I think the guide stones are just that, a guide for a future society that will "discover" them in a Georgia field someday. After all the books and records have disappeared, the guide stones were built to inform the future humans on how not to let another apocalypse befall humans yet again.
The only messages that will last are those engraved in stones or built like the pyramids to be enduring messages for the future. Unfortunately, the pyramids of Giza and other stone temples did not convey a clear and concise message. The Georgia Guide Stones are very clear and written in several languages. In simple terms, this message should survive. We should control ourselves as to overpopulation as this is what probably will be the death of us and cause enormous damage to our home planet.
Guide Reproduction Wisely — Improving Fitness and Diversity
The current critics of this message continually try to relate this second line with Eugenics and abortions and some sort of new world order.
Again, it is a guide. In a post-apocalyptic world someone or something will have to let people know that indiscriminately having unplanned babies is a recipe for disaster. What exactly is wrong with improving the health and well-being of humanity?
All babies should be planned and welcomed. The Octomom method is a very poor plan for having and raising children. Remember, if you fail to plan, then plan on failing miserably.
Unite Humanity with a Living New Language
Again critics want to relate this line to the tower of Babel, a biblical story involving a group of people who sought to do this. (Genesis 11:1 - 11:9) The story in the bible suggests that God was not happy with this idea and caused everyone to speak in different languages so they could not understand one another. It also had something to do with building a tower that would reach to heaven.
Biblical quote here:
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
Communication is key to building a functioning society. Without clear and precise communication, wars get started. Fights break out. People don't get along if they don't understand each other. So why would God deliberately want people to misunderstand one another?
Perhaps the survivors of our planet will accomplish a unified communication method that won't offend God. It's worth a shot. Perhaps we should call the Georgia Guidestones the "Tower of UN-Babel"
Rule Passion — Faith — Tradition and All Things with Tempered Reason
This one is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, most people in today's society are far from reason, much less, tempered reason.
There is a time and place for passion. There is a time and place for cold logic. Now, if we could just marry the two, we might accomplish something incredible!
Protect People and Nations with Fair Laws and Just Courts
This sets up our hypothetical future society for a governing body. There will have to be one. Hopefully, the new living language of communication will determine exactly what "Fair Laws and Just Courts" actually mean. Who will decide?
The Georgia Guide Stones
Let All Nations Rule Internally Resolving External Disputes in a World Court
Hierarchy is a must. There must absolutely have to be a top reasoning body that can look at the big picture. What affects one nation, can and probably will affect another nation. The guide stones spell this out.
Comparing this guide to today's United Nations is like comparing apples and oranges. Today's United Nations is struggling with major world problems that have been escalated due to not having a world court much sooner. The Guide Stones seek to remedy the problem right from the start.
Avoid Petty Laws and Useless Officials
How many hubs are based on goofy laws and useless officials? There's a ton of outdated, outmoded and downright stupid laws on the books. If only someone had suggested this guide thousands of years ago! America's stonehenge is telling us to get organized as fast as possible and save ourselves a lot of grief in the future.
How many petty laws and useless officials do you think we could get rid of right now? Probably enough to eliminate the 14 trillion dollar debt in government official's salaries alone :-)
Balance Personal Rights with Social Duties.
This guide speaks to the concept of fairness in a society. We each have personal rights that are a given. We can live and breathe and seek shelter and food. We can believe in deities or not. We can pretty much do as we like in the sanctuary of our own homes.
The idea of social duties involves respecting the rights of our neighbors. This particular guide is the Golden Rule restated. Treat all humans as we would love to be treated. Why do we have to be told to do this? It's an obvious thing, yet so few of us practice it.
Prize Truth — Beauty — Love — Seeking Harmony with the Infinite
The only problem critics have with this one is the word "infinite". They want the guidestones to actually say something about God. The builder of this monument went by the name of R. C. Christian and religionists see this as a slap in the face. Critics think this monument was built to start some sort of new religion.
They also attribute the Georgia Guide Stones as being built by a Freemason. Some say that R. C. Christian was in reality, Ted Turner, a philanthropist who gave one billion dollars to support U.N. causes. Turner has also supported abortion and population limits although he has had five children with three wives.He is a big supporter of environmental protections.
Turner has had arguments with religious folks and was at one time considered an atheist, but has partnered with religious groups to fight for various human rights all over the world. He is a controversial figure to be sure. There is no mention of him being a Freemason.
If Turner did indeed have the Georgia Guide Stones built, then it is a well kept secret. At any rate, "seeking harmony with the infinite" can only be interpreted as a guide to improve your mind.
Be Not a Cancer on the Earth — Leave Room for Nature — Leave Room for Nature
This last edict recommends - TWICE - that we "leave room for nature". Nature supports us and enriches our being. Why are humans so hell bent to destroy our planet? Future generations will need a strong reminder to respect our planet.
Especially since by the time the Guide Stones are found again, it will mean that we have destroyed ourselves and our planet.
The Age of Reason
We measure the progress of the human condition by what we call "ages". Six million years ago, the age of hominids began. We went through the Ice Age, the Bronze Age, the Renaissance, the Industrial Age, the Modern Age and probably many more.
The Mayans predicted the Age of Enlightenment to start on December 21, 2012. (12/21/12). Another doomsday prediction that did not come true.
But someday, the Age of Reason will appear and a man going by the name of R. C. Christian has erected a monument in an unlikely location in Georgia, U.S. that will hopefully guide the "Age of Reason".
When will global disaster strike?
I think we all know that some day the humans on earth may become extinct or very nearly so. There is a disaster looming for this incredible population and the planet will someday soon be unable to support us.
Someone or some group have noticed this and taken steps to prepare and repair the world for any survivors. Other groups think of it as the Anti-10 Commandments. But looking at what the original 10 Commandments have done for this world, I say taking a look at some new ideas might not be a bad thing. Follow along fellow humans and welcome to the age of reason.
The Georgia Guide Stones as a Time Capsule
There is space allotted at the site for the burial and conservation of a time capsule. It is unknown at the present time if there actually is a time capsule. So someone is either gathering the items for inclusion in the capsule, or they are waiting until they die to be buried there along with significant items to be recovered someday.
Wouldn't you love to be present when post apocalyptic humans rediscover this amazing site?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2011 Lela
Comments - What are your thoughts on leaving a monument to the future? What would you put in the time capsule?
nicomp really from Ohio, USA on March 18, 2015:
Coast to Coast AM is my authoritative source.
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on March 10, 2015:
poetryman - interesting idea. Cult membership is on the wane, however. At least I think it is. We haven't heard of any mass suicides recently.
If we ever get serious about reducing the population (which I doubt will ever happen), I hope it will mean that we start allowing controlled breeding and let most of the population die off of attrition. Kind of like corporations choose to hire and fire the best employees.
And by controlled breeding, I mean setting limits on the number of children being born and only allowing parents that have good parenting skills to have children.
poetryman6969 on March 10, 2015:
On a show we are watching there is a sinister group of immortals that plans to kill billions. I think that most groups that buy into the notion that the population must be catastrophically reduced don't realize that the group's leaders plan to start the depopulation with the group's members. If you look at things like Jim Jones, Heaven's Gate, etc there is some evidence out there that the first people who will get the purple kool-aid are the true believers...
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on October 16, 2014:
The new stone also contained the letters "JAM" and "MM" as well as the numbers 20, 14, 16 and 8.
This is one weird monument!
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on January 26, 2014:
I can only hope I understand what these stones are all about. I am fairly convinced that Ted Turner is the mysterious R.C. Christian, but I have no proof. I think we will find out someday soon.
Steve Andrews from Lisbon, Portugal on January 26, 2014:
This is an awesome hub and I can see why you didn't like my article on the subject at Bubblews. You have put a very fresh spin on the subject and a well-reasoned explanation of what it is about.
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on January 11, 2014:
Obviously, joem789, the guidestones are NOT for religious fanatics. The intent of the First Guide is NOT to depopulate, but rather to give a logical number for future population growth.
Your "GOD" has murdered enough people, thank you.
joem789 on January 10, 2014:
The attitudes of many people regarding these stones and the idea of de-population is sickening. We aren't gods. Depopulation is nothing more than mass abortion. Talk about demented minds. If living freely will end life naturally. Then so be it. But nobody has any business playing god. But GOD Himself. And I am sure He will. Because NOBODY will escape His wrath. The never have. And they never will. You can kill who you like. But you better hope you are one of the dead ones. And that you found Christ. Because otherwise, you are not likely to like the overall outcome. Justice that this world could never deliver.
gr8brit on December 08, 2013:
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on April 15, 2012:
Thank you J.B. Please do let me know when the book comes out. I would like to read it.
J. Burgess on April 15, 2012:
I am currently writing a book about the GGS in an attempt to correct the plethora of missinformation articles/tapes on the internet. Had to tell you that yours is the first article that paints an intellegent rational picture of the intent of the buyer, Christian. Thank you, J
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on September 26, 2011:
It's really starting to look grim for all of us. Most humans are just not very good at planning ahead.
Will Apse on September 26, 2011:
I wish I could believe humanity was capable of wisdom and restraint. Sadly, I don't think it ever will be.
It is still good to find that some people, at least, can see the situation that we are in. It might be possible to save something from the wreck we heading for.
Kitty Fields from Summerland on August 17, 2011:
There was a theory that the Illuminati have put the guidestones there and want to follow the rules. Bard of Ely writes about this in his hub about the "culling of the human population" and how the Illuminati care about nature but not about you and I. It's a very intriguing theory, though I don't know enough on a personal level about the georgia guidestones to say one way or another. Great hub though, very thought provoking, AustinStar. Keep it up. Voted up and awesome!
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on August 14, 2011:
The guide stones seem to be a symbol of hope by some group. I can only guess that a future people will find them and be able to read them.
The Rosicrucians are an interesting group. But I do think that a God would not be playing these games with humanity. There just isn't a point to it.
samantha stacia from Arizona on August 14, 2011:
In my opinion you have 3 types of people and no more, there are the everyday thinking person like those here, the evil power hungry people such as the politicians but not limited to of course, and then theres the low-life hooligans and criminals who have no care for life at all including their own on any level, they are almost like animals that way and not much else.
Because WE THE PEOPLE are out numbered by these two groups we will never be able to save our civilisation.
And more than likely this scenario HAS happened again and again, in hidden history research and what's known as hidden archeology(studies based on the thngs that have been found and quietly hidden away because it didn't fit the agreed paradigm)have shown that there have been many advanced civilisations on the earth before us, some even more advanced than ours but they always come to this end that we can see coming now and then the population goes down to almost nothing then something happens to lift it back up. I wonder if God is just waiting for us to grow up and the day where a civilisation gets to the tipping point and actually learns and comes back from it is the day when God says, "Ok, that's all I was waiting for now lets get on with business."
It was Jesse Venturas show Conspiracy Theory that had uncovered the airports and Georgia is small in comparison to Denvers, theres is already bigger and is still being built on. There are murals of the end and signs of things in there that it is one of the places that will save people if they can understand it.
The Georgia Guidestones most scholars agree were built by the Rosicrucians,(say R.C. Christian five times fast and you'll hear it) they are a secret order who believes in inner wisdom through a mix of mysticism and metaphysics and are actually more influential than alot of the ones people generally think are influential. They are very quiet and protective about who joins them, yet any one of us given sufficient I.Q. and inner depth are allowed to investigate,inquire and join.
Im glad you brought the topic up, though I highly doubt the stones will last 100 years given the threat people feel from the messages. Eventually soon, someone will come along and manage to destroy them entirely since they are unprotected. That's just the way of the world now.
Alastar Packer from North Carolina on August 07, 2011:
Didn't they get defaced by the so called anti NWOers. What a wonderful world it would be if those who implement were guided by compassion, wisdom and love. Are they?
Nell Rose from England on August 07, 2011:
Hi, Amazing and clever, keeping himself anonymous adds to the mystery of it, I wonder if it will be studied and visited by thousands of people in the future, just like Stonehenge? great hub! I love stuff like this! lol
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on August 04, 2011:
Hi Linda! This is a very emotional subject for me too. When I was little, I used to have a dream about a bowling ball going down a road. The ball kept rolling faster and faster to infinity. Now, I realize it is man's mad rush to the end. Crazy stuff.
I hold out very little hope that humans will survive the next thousand years. Not at this pace anyway.
Linda Rawlinson from Lancaster, UK on August 04, 2011:
I just had a look a Poodwaddle.com, at the World Population counter - and it reckons that in 503 years' time, there will be 1 person left on the planet. 1 person! I adjusted the years to see how quickly the population would grow, and was quite alarmed that it rose up to over 9 billion very quickly, but then it started to down - I was surprised by this. It went down fairly slowly, but steadily over the next three or four hundred years, and then the decline was rather scary as it dipped below 1 billion, and then below 1 million, and then below 1,000! So I carried on to see when we might fizzle out completely, and there we have it, 1 person left in 503 years' time. Interestingly, Poodwaddle.com reckons that that person will happily survive on their own for a few years, and then he or she will finally die. I wonder whether he or she will be old, or whether he or she will be young, but will just give up and die of despair and loneliness. There's certainly a story there!
Thanks for providing this food for thought Austinstar :)
Linda Rawlinson from Lancaster, UK on August 04, 2011:
I don't know if I'm just an emotional wreck at the moment, but this hub made me cry :) Or it could be that I was affected by the very beautiful and particularly evocative piece of music on Classic FM, that was timed to perfection to begin at the exact moment I started reading your hub!
Whatever the reason, this hub is excellent. I do feel very moved by it, and am going to find out more about these Stones. I hadn't heard of them until just now. What a wonderful, wonderful thing that this R.C. Christian has done - whoever he or she is. It's all there, all making perfect sense to me. I wish we could start living by this Guide right now. Well, I'm going to try to - I DO try to.
Actually, it makes me want to start a whole new novel based around this post-apolocalyptic society finding the Stones!
Great read - thanks.
Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on August 03, 2011:
I wanna go! You probably guess that didn't you?!!!
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on August 02, 2011:
We need to plan a trip to Atlanta. Anyone game?
Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on August 02, 2011:
What a fascinating thing the Georgia Guide Stones are! I appreciated reading about them in greater detail, especially after having just visited Stonehenge and thinking a lot about odd stone monuments, hehee! Great Hub!
Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on August 01, 2011:
Right! If I can find that show again - I'll let you know. Again - no one knows WHO put these things into place. I think we should be thinking about a resident of Atlanta. I wish I had known about this stuff when I was at that airport several years ago. I will quote you - CARP!
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on August 01, 2011:
Oh geeze, now I need to go to Atlanta. See the airport and the Georgie Guide Stones.
Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on August 01, 2011:
I saw this show on the History Channel or Biography - and one of the theories is that when a great catastrophy befalls the earth - there is a grand design for all the smartest and fittest of the speicies to survive. It featured lots of cryptic symbols and hidden messages at the Atlanta, Georgia airport. The thought is that those that can decode these messages will and are wanted to survive by some larger group involved in world order or something. So - just keep that in mind and head for the airport in Georgia. I have been there - and it is pretty grand with trams that move at like a 1000 mph.
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on July 31, 2011:
Even when I do the little things at work, my boss and co-workers want to turn things into the most complicated, regulated, controlled situation. No common sense, no thought for how much it costs to fund a committee to change a light bulb. No, they want to make it look as if they are accomplishing some mighty and awe inspiring task by just looking at a slide under a microscope.
We have to have a 500 page procedure book and a trained, degreed, licensed technologist to look at that blood slide. The microscope has to be certified safe in order to be plugged into the special red plug at work. The microscope has to have a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance plan signed off by the lab director and the medical director and anyone who uses that microscope. The guys who work in plant operations have to inspect and clean the microscope on a regular basis and produce reams of paper to prove it to government and licensing organizations and inspectors.
The technologists must be found competent to read the smear every 6 months even though they have read smears for 30 years. They have to document these competency tests every 6 months. No breach of protocol is allowed even when it would save a patient's life.
And people wonder why health care is so expensive and why bureaucracies are so necessary.
This is what I think of when I think of humans trying to run the world. It's impossible. We are just going to have to die out and some will survive to carry on until it reaches the point of no return again and again.
How fun is this?
Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on July 31, 2011:
It's interesting, Austin. Obviously things are amuck. Surely that was what many of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, etc. etc. noticed about their times.
Needn't look that far back to see the unrest and concern, - and plans for the end times, too.
I recently purchased a copy of Thomas More's "Utopia", first published in 1516 AD. It's amazing how provincial but idealistic it is, too, just like this. People can only fathom what we know about. We try to look beyond, but we stumble over our own blindnesses and wonder how it got that way. We forget what we chose & continue to choose to bring it all about. When it gets out of hand, we are ready to clean the slate and start over - but - then what? What would we have learned to bring the new order into proper focus?
The general outline of More's ideal Utopia is not too unlike this Masonic plan, other than local issues and concerns. Somehow unless people's hearts change, nothing much changes. What's wrong with thinking and changing NOW, - personally - I wonder??
Audrey Kirchner from Washington on July 30, 2011:
Very interesting - and how odd that they would vandalize them??? I gotta love it - be not a cancer on the earth and leave room for nature....how I wish we could somehow see this as "gospel"~
WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on July 29, 2011:
"Yep, it's time to wipe the American government clean and start over. We need real managers, not useless politicians. If they can't control the budget and can't do their jobs, they need to be fired."
Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on July 29, 2011:
Thanks to all for visiting and commenting. The monument is something to behold. Someone spent quite a bit to erect it and have the stones quarried and set. Quite a bit of thought went into the guide suggestions.
I wonder why it was anonymous?
Yep, it's time to wipe the American government clean and start over. We need real managers, not useless politicians. If they can't control the budget and can't do their jobs, they need to be fired.
I think the religionists are the ones being driven the craziest. The guide stones have been vandalized and many southern bible belt people think it's a monument to satan. I mean, how could anyone think of trying to leave instructions to the future without God?
carpesomediem on July 29, 2011:
Very interesting hub, I enjoyed reading it!
drbj and sherry from south Florida on July 29, 2011:
Interesting suppositions, Lela. You ask how many useless politicians could we get rid of right now? All of them who are presently in Congress is my answer. Get rid of them all and start over with a 'tabula rasa.'
Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on July 29, 2011:
It all seems pretty sensible to me, whoever put them there.
Thanks for the info Austinstar.
marellen on July 29, 2011:
I must be living under a rock because I never heard of this before. Very interesting structure. I'm sure its probably driving experts crazy why this was built. I think its fascinating and puzzling too. Thanks for sharing this...
Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on July 29, 2011:
I drive right by here on my way to Florida every year. Next trip I will stop and have a look. Very interesting article with so much to think about. UP, awesome, useful and interesting!
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 29, 2011:
This is amazing I didn't know this was located in Georgia. I travel to Atlanta twice a year to see a specialist and hopefully when I go again in October I will stop and see The Georgia Guide stones. You wrote of so many truths in your hub and I wish they would come to fruition, such as the silly laws and not taking care of the earth. I recently wrote about the rain forest because it's tragic the way there just mowing it down every day. Definitely rated up, awesome, an interesting.
Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on July 29, 2011:
Fascinating! I didn't know this was located in Georgia. It is such an interesting mystery - I wish we knew who erected the stones. Someone went through an awful lot of time and trouble to install it. I voted this up an all that!! Super awesome. Sad thing is - it does make a lot of sense.