Dolmens of Russia
JOURNEY TO PRISTINE ORIGINS...
Many folklore and historical sources tell us that about 5 to 10 thousand years ago there was a great Vedic civilization prospering and flourishing all over the Earth. Indian Vedas and places of power named dolmens are the greatest material and spiritual heritages left by this wonderful civilization. Thousands of dolmens scattered all over the world. They exist in Germany, France, Spain, England, Holland, Switzerland, Israel, Netherlands, India, and Korea, as well as in the South of Russia, Northern Caucasus.
The Dolmens of Russia, stretched by wide strip along the coast of the Black Sea from Novorossiysk town to Sochi and Abkhazia differ from others by their accurate complete forms and great number (more than 10 000). Most of them consist of six stone plates and look like closed stone boxes. You might Imagine four rectangular plates put upright to form the four walls of an enclosure, a fifth lying horizontally as a rooftop and a sixth plate making up the base. As a rule there is an aperture in the front cross-section plate, most often round, sometimes with a stone fuse. The plates are most commonly connected in a groove. The walls of some of the structures are inclined. For many years they were treated as ancient megalithic structures, and more often than not, they were disassembled and the stones used for new construction purposes.
This was the story of the Dolmens as most people would have told it before the year 1997, and for many people, nothing has changed about their idea of these structures. But in that year, Dolmens rose to prominence by way of Vladimir Megre's Book Two of the popular The Ringing Cedars of Russia series entitled with that same name. In that second book of the series, published in 1997 (translated into English in 2006) Anastasia talked to Vladimir about the functions of these megalithic Dolmen structures in ways no-one had ever even considered. According to Anastasia these sites are much more than just ancient tombs. She explained to Vladimir that they should be directly associated with the living souls of our forefathers and to do so in very literal ways. These ancestors, she said, had undergone severe measures to stay spiritually connected to these structures, so that they could connect with the "Mind of the Universe". They did this with the purpose of preserving those feelings and images of unity with God and all His creation, she said. Here, according to Vladimir Megre, is what Anastasia wanted her readers to know about them. She compared the significance of the Egyptian Pyramids with that of the Dolmen structures, but saw the latter as the prototypes of those larger pyramids in terms of their energetic and spiritual significance.
"…In those far-off times a few people were still left who had free access to wisdom of the Universe. They hoped that when mankind reached the point that the polluted air made it difficult to breathe and the water became dangerous to drink, and all its artificially created life-support systems – technological and social – proved themselves too awkward and more and more often only led to disastrous imbalances, mankind would start having second thought.
"People standing on the edge of an abyss will start thinking about what being is all about, they will start pondering the meaning of their existence and purpose. Then many of them will desire to understand the truth of their pristine origins, and this is possible – but only under the absolute condition that the abilities inherent in Man’s pristine origins be restored.
"Few of the people who lived ten thousand years ago still possessed these abilities. It was basically those heading up social groups, leaders of tribes. They began – or rather at their behest people began – to construct special facilities made of heavy stone slabs. These enclosed the interior chamber about one-and-a-half by two meters in area and two meters in height – sometimes more, sometimes less. The slabs were placed at a slight angle, leaning toward the centre at the top. Occasionally these chambers would be hewn out of a single monolith. Other chambers might be hidden underground and covered over by mounds of earth. On one of the walls of the chamber a cone-shaped opening was cut into the slab, approximately thirty centimeters in diameter and covered with a specially fitted stone plug.
"Into this tomb-chambers would go people who had not lost the ability to communicate with the wisdom of the Universe. Those still alive and even those who might be born thousands of years hence would be able to go to them and obtain answers to any questions that were of interest to man. This required sitting beside the chamber and meditating. Sometimes the answer would come right away, sometimes after a delay, but it would definitely come, since these structure and those that retreated into them served as an information receiver. Through them it was easier to communicate with the Great Intelligence of the Universe.
"Those stone structures are the prototypes of Egyptian pyramids... Only the pyramids don’t constitute nearly as powerful a receiver even so they are greater in size. … Immeasurably greater significance than the pyramids in terms of contact with the Mind of the Universe were the smaller stone structures which preceded them.
Why, Anastasia” I asked. “Because of the way they were constructed, their shape?”
“Because, Vladimir, living people retreated there to die. And their death was a most unusual one. They went into eternal meditation.”
What do you mean, living people? What for?
“To create for their descendants the possibility of bringing back the power of their pristine origins. An elderly person – as rule, one of the wiser leaders or founders of a tribe, sencing his end was near, would ask his relatives and family to place him in a stone chamber. If he were considered worthy they would grant his request.
“They would push away the heavy massive slab covering the top of the chamber. He would go into the stone chamber and the slab would be pushed back into place.
Inside, the man would be completely isolated from the external material world. His eyes would see nothing, his ears would hear nothing. Such complete isolation, the impossibility to of even entertaining a thought about going back, but not yet having crossed into the next world, the deactivation of the usual organs of feelings, sight and hearing, would open up the opportunity for full communication with the Mind of the Universe and the comprehension of many phenomena as well as of many of the actions of Earth-dwellers. Most important of all, they would be able to subsequently transmit what they had discovered to those still alive as well as to succeeding generations. Today you would call an approximation of such state of mind meditation. But that is merely child’s play in comparison with meditation in eternity.
“Afterward, people would come to this stone chamber, pull out the plug covering the opening, and begin thinking, mentally consulting with the thoughts lingering in the chamber. The spirit of wisdom was always there…
“But, Anastasia, by what means can you prove the existence of such structures to those of us living today, let alone the fact that people went into them for eternal meditation?”
“I can! That is why I am telling you.”
“It is very simple. After all, these chambers made of stone – they still exist today. Today you call them dolmens. You can se them, and touch them. And you can verify everything I have told you.”
“What???” Where? Can you pinpoint their location?”
Yes, I can. In Russia, for example, in the Caucasus mountains, not far from the cities you now call Gelendzhik, Tuapse, Novorossiysk and Sochi.”
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