The Hollow Earth Theory and Underground Civilizations
If you could choose to explore the furthest reaches of outer space, or the deepest depths of the Earth, which would you choose?
Before you answer, consider this: Some believe there is much more to the inner Earth than rock and molten lava.
Supporters of Hollow Earth theory (also known as the inner earth theory) posit traveling to the depths of the Earth would lead to other environments and perhaps even human beings residing there. Intrigued?
Take a look at the many groups of people who believe in or research hollow Earth, and decide for yourself what the Earth’s interior may have to offer for those who dare to explore it.
What is the Hollow Earth Theory?
In a nutshell, the idea of a Hollow Earth posits that “planet Earth is either wholly hollow or otherwise, and contains a substantial interior space.”
Beliefs about the specifics of the inner Earth (video/inner-Earth) vary but generally revolve around underground civilizations, technological and spiritual advancements, and alternative — even paradise-like — environments. Supporters of this theory claim evidence to support it has been stifled by scientific communities such as NASA.
Ancient Indian Beliefs About Inner Earth
Some support for the hollow Earth theory comes from two Ancient Indian groups: the Macuxi Indians and the Hopi Indians.
The Macuxi claim that a vast network of tunnels “connects our world to mysterious chambers located under the surface.”
This indigenous group, residing in the Amazonian countries of Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela, have legends in their oral tradition that speak of an entrance to the Earth. They mention entering a cavern and traveling 13 to 15 days until they reach the Earth’s interior, which is said to be where giants live.
Macuxi legends name the giants as the protectors of the inner Earth.
Alongside the Macuxi, the Hopi Indians also profess they emerged from an underground shelter after the flood destroyed the Third World. They believe their ancestors derived from this environment.
In the Hopi culture, they specifically reference emerging from the Grand Canyon and also mention mysterious ant-like gods and flying shields.
Is There Proof About Hollow Earth?
Explorations by various individuals throughout history brought about discoveries that support the inner Earth theory.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd of the United States Navy flew to the North Pole in 1926, as well as the South Pole in 1929. He referenced the North Pole as the Center of the Great Unknown and also wrote of his excursions in his diary.
In his descriptions, he references allegedly entering the hollow interior of the Earth, which included mountains, lakes, and rivers as well as animals and vegetation. He also reports finding cities, civilizations, and emissaries of the inner Earth civilization called Agartha.
More research about this excursion mentions that Byrd found Neuschwabenland, “which featured underground caverns flowing with warm water and signs of vegetation,” but neither he nor his crew could stay longer to explore due to the aircraft bombardment.
Other individuals are also said to have explored these openings to inner Earth, including William Reed, who wrote Phantom of the Poles in 1906. He supported the hollow Earth theory, but without the inner sun or interior shells.
More recently in 2005, Steven Currey Expeditions planned to go to the North Pole region to explore a possible opening into the inner Earth.
Current Ideas Regarding Hollow Earth
Those from many walks of life have looked into the Hollow Earth theory and what lies within the Earth, from alien theorists, telepathic communicators, and archaeologists.
While even believers hold up Hollow Earth Theory as, indeed, a theory, Dianne Robbins believes she has inner Earth proof — her telepathic interactions with the civilizations living in the underground civilization of Agartha, which she describes as a network of about 120 subterranean cities.
In an interview with Vice, Robbins describes both the inner Earth environment and her interactions with those who live inside the Earth.
Robbins says the center of the Earth is a central sun held in place by gravity, and that there’s much more land than the ocean in hollow Earth. She claims the individuals are physical humans like we are, but live in “peace, isolation, and seclusion, and through this, they have gained their immortality.”
Her message from inner Earth’s inhabitants?
“Just call for peace for the planet, because we can only evolve from peace.”
In modern-day Germany, thousands of underground tunnels dating to the Stone Age have been studied by researchers including German archaeologist Dr. Heinrich Kusch. They stretch throughout Europe from Scotland to Turkey but do not all link up.
Kusch claims these ancient highways have been found under dozens of Neolithic settlements across Europe.
What Do You Think about the Hollow Earth theory?
Hollow Earth Theory continues to interest believers and skeptics alike.
The notion has captured the attention of explorers and researchers while rooting ancient cultures with their history. Accounts and evidence widely vary, and at the very least, serves as a question to consider.
Could there be more to the Earth right under our feet?
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The Transformational Power of the Viking's Runes
The Birth of Runes
The Viking runes came into being when Odin brought them forth from another world. Historians from the National Museum of Denmark explain that Odin ruled over Asgard, which contains Valhalla, “the hall of the slain.” Half the warriors who died in battle were collected by his female handmaidens, the valkyries, who belonged to him. As such, Odin was the object of worship by kings, warrior chieftains, and their people.
In a mythic Viking tale, Odin wounds himself with his own spear before hanging himself from the Yggdrasil—the world tree in Norse culture—for nine nights, drawing wisdom from the Depths of Urd, just below it. From there, Odin sees the runes that existed even before his own coming into being, “a time before time.”
Just as he’s about to die, Odin gathers up the runes and shares them with all of creation and an array of supernatural entities and human beings. Eventually, the runes were given their shapes and phonetic values by subsequent tribal elders. They were carved on weapons, tools, jewelry, amulets, bones, pieces of wood, memorial stones, church walls, and other hard surfaces.
Ancient peoples of the Germanic lands knew the runes to be beyond the time and space with which most people are familiar. Some experts suggest that they were never really “invented,” but are instead eternal, pre-existent forces that Odin discovered through his aforementioned superhuman ordeal.
Historians have linked the runes to areas with a history of Germanic-speaking peoples, including from Iceland to Scandinavia, throughout England, and into Central Europe. Even Constantinople is home to the runes, showing that ancient seafaring cultures had made their way into what is now modern-day Turkey.
Reading the Runes
We may use the metaphor of a tree to assess how the runes are read. Historian Emma Groeneveld noted that “they are generally made up of vertical lines — one or more — with ‘branches’ or ‘twigs’ jutting out diagonally (and very occasionally horizontally) upwards, downwards or in a curve from them. They can be written both from left to right and from right to left, with asymmetrical characters being flipped depending on the direction of writing.
Each rune represents a phoneme (a speech sound) and had a name, made up of a noun, that started (and in one case, ended) with the sound the rune was mainly associated with. Lots of regional and temporal variation existed in the shapes of the letters.”
Experts of Norse mythology explain that, on the surface, runes seem to be letters. However, they are much more, because each one is a symbol of a cosmological principle or power. The very act of writing a rune called upon unseen spiritual forces. In every Germanic language, wrote historian Daniel McCoy, the word rune comes from the Proto-Germanic word that means both “letter” and “mystery.”
The Eternal Magic of the Runes
The runes have been used to link the natural and supernatural worlds, and this gives them the power to enact spells for protection or success. Still, said Olsen in an exclusive Gaia interview, according to archaeological and historical evidence, runes were used as magical tools for healing, transformation, building wealth, and for making the world a better place.
The power of the runes is in their sound vibrations, teaches Olsen. Each runic character represents a letter so that it can be combined with others to form words. The runes are also magical symbols, and each character has its own name and symbolic meaning.
Norwegian historian Marit Synnøve Vea explained that runes are not limited to their carved signs, but are also applied in certain songs, magical formulas, secret skills, and for secrets hidden in Skaldic (Old Norse) poetry. Vea noted that runic magic was used to foretell the future, as a form of protection, to cast spells, to cure illness, to bestow love, and much more.
But where there is power, there is a warning. In the wrong hands and minds, runes carved by unskilled persons could represent risky business. Vea cites a poem from the Old Norse Egil Saga that serves as an ancient warning for the modern generation:
Runes none should grave ever
Who knows not to read them;
Of dark spell full many
The meaning may miss.
Ten spell-words writ wrongly
On whale-bone were graven:
Whence to leek-tending maiden,
Long sorrow and pain
The history of the runes is the history of timelessness, a paradox among paradoxes. Often regarded as tools for parlor games, serious historians have found the deeper meaning in ways the runes can be read and applied for the betterment of life on this planet and the invisible worlds.