Pyramids and Stepwells are sacred places. Ancient sites like Lakes and Mounds of the ancient are sacred places for a reason… They cherish these places for they have lived in them for very long and made many benefits to the land.
Those peoples in the past built their spots they inhabited. They worked in their lands for long periods in time, for generations and generations. Their feats can still be seen in the world around.
In ancient times, Pyramids and Mounds as Stepwells and Lakes were considered “sacred” because of this building feature. Temples and Stepwells as Pyramids and Sacred Mounds of all times were built artificially for a reason. As can be seen clearly in Egypt and so many other places, the construction of these places maintained the very civilization.
As the place provided for sustenance and nurturing of people, it also provided for the maintenance and growth of people’s wisdom and also provided for their striving and endeavoring.
Of course, one civilization and its growth de pends on its seeking. Or rather, its very sustainability depends on work and compromise. In fact, also depends on a myriad of factors, but mainly in peace and alignment of vision. With internal wars, energy and resources are easily dispersed…
Longevity of cultures may depend on a pacific climate and times of peace and wisdom, or a pacific way of life too. But also depends on trade and prosper, on work and demand. The very bond of civilizations is prospering. Progress so exists. But civilizations depend on goals an seek, so, once there is a common vision all flourishes. But inevitably there is the need for building, for dealing with vicissitudes of all kinds and the normal ordeals of life. Here is key to understand the nature of ecology of economy. As to permit for generations to depend on land, land is got to be cultivated, along with culture, never spoiled, as we do today. So, compromise to ecology is key in all senses, even in fulfilling the necessity of complementary niches in economy, as always have been.
This economy and maintenance of cultures in the past was centered in the “cult to mother earth”. In many ways, man lived to serve earth and others. As this common thinking do not exist anymore, these integrative cults became thing of a few. In essence, the Golden Age was characterized by the compromise to simple, to earth, to community. This we can call “communion”. More than a religion proper, ancient peoples had a philosophy, or rather a compromise. This can be translated in what is today’s concept of “Dharma”.
Here, Pyramid building and the “plan” of Landscapes was crucial to generating necessary prosperity. Only by replenishing both needs and earth these peoples were allowed to strive for so long.
A plant (as in map, or as in terrain mapping) was the main feature of a civilization, generally fenced, or isolated in a plain. In these plains they built their mounds and wells as to draw water and water was a main partner to those and had a key role in the autonomy and development of these civilizations. They usually inhabited plains with plenty of rivers and lakes they could design at their will and necessity. So, they built mounds and wells, dams and canals, all over long, very lon gperiods of time.
This “plant”, or the basis of a community, was a “cityscape”. In certain terms, it was a representation of the cosmos, as many have proposed. In building terms, these plants were sacred (sacred = secret). Anyway, defined by sacred wisdom and sacred architecture, these cityscapes and geographies were manipulated in many ways, with a plain conscious intention. The old way of life clearly demonstrated compromise to sustainable growth.
Also, the geography chosen was inherent to occupation and possibilities, so people could stick to land only if it had some features. As man preferred these vast plains and some volcanic soils, for its richness in life and abundance in all sorts of items, the ancient usually stuck to certain featured spots. As well as deeply understanding and implementing permacultures and soil rotation, as well as manipulation of rivers and canals and dams these people really changed geographic features at their will. Such elements being basic for the civilization, the puzzling works of mega-super nature can only be understood if we analyze the costumes and necessities of ancient peoples and natives. Providing for these “pharaonic” employments, huge accomplishments could only be obtained by a level of synergy and order we hardly admit natives could develop… Big feats of engineering and Architecture so puzzles modern man, even today. We ourselves could not do many of the wonders ancient peoples did.
Such is case of ancient canals for irrigation and lands covered with Dark Earth, or Terra Preta, as are called anthropogenic soils. These can be seen in places afar like Kalimantan and the Amazon but also can be seen in the Mississipi plain and Congo Basin… Most ancient plains carry these features that demonstrate manipulation not only of soil, but of geography. These rather vast changes were possible to be made only one extremely highly organized society based on strong bind to faith.
Such is the case we see as the American natives, who build their mounds ritually, carrying the help of people from very far, along with trade and other interfaces. We can see religion plays a fundamental role in these ancient feats.
These peoples built extensive canals for irrigation and inhabited these plain vast lands for millennia…
This way they accumulated amounts of work and accomplished to generate such puzzling artifacts that were built on levels, over many generations that maintained the vision and the sacred (secret). So, these places were built and maintained, refurbished and sometimes rebuilt over the last structure as we see in so many cases. Most temples prove to be built over sacred places that generally were places that had other temples that preceded the first. So they build temples over temples, and levels over levels, maintaining compromise to origin, just as we see in a Pyramid, always made of levels, or steps. These, refurbished over time to times, puzzles archeologists and are so, very hard to date. The Pyramid of Cheops, for example bears the name not of the constructor, but of the one who refurbished it as some know well. So it is dated radically wrong, being much older than what was proposed, the big pyramid is at least three times older…
So they had to build these things as to maintain their society, providing work and feed. Of course striving depends on bills paid and this is eternal in the planet. Peoples always needed work. And in their case the work was in the land. And they planted and made plants, and built and altered lands, mapping terrains and altering it for the good of all… Replanting, rebuilding, refurbishing maintaining, as for the goodwill and nurture of populations. The only way was developing a right ecology in economy. So, due to necessity of creating an economy and feeding all, these people gathered among these rivers and plains and created their mounds and buildings and constructions what certainly was necessary for their maintenance and was only provided for their very organized society and distribution of values and tasks.
Ancient cultures in many instances created “pharaonic” employments. For they employed people, they were gods/ providers. For their plans maintained their societies, they were considered gods, more he benefit of peace and progress. More than kings, these were indeed gods, immortalized and beloved by their feats… So, their role, as a highest priest was, as can be seen in the symbols they carry, that of a leader, or a herder, or more, a “savior”, like someone who unites the people in one goal, and so provides for peace. Not making pyramids for nothing or out of pure boredom, these ancient were very intelligent in both planning buildings, cutting stone and also maintaining and uniting their peoples.
They accomplished such enormous feats by having goals.
A never ending construction always toke place in ancient civilizations. That central featured of a society maintained it as a whole. Such works were built, as said, over time and patience and not for a pay, but for the good. Also, there were generally not slaves involved, but people who need to be fed. So, building these temples allowed for work. This reality is seen even today and is inherent to world. But in ancient buildings we can see they were built in “layers”. This presupposes over long periods of time. So, it was not an isolated idea, but rather common place. These habits endured for long and were universal. All these temples and sacred places of the ancients were built in layers or dressed up sequentially. Even whole cities were built over cities of the past… But in the case of Pyramids, they were built with much patience, with a consistent plan, during very long periods of time. Specially if we consider they are part of complexes that involve more buildings. And they were built to last in time and to be used for many generations.
The ancient did contribute instead of exploit the lands. Even in their constructions, we can see thei have used even the quarry spots with good sense. So they made these great feats of engineering that we would be ashamed in seeing. That for we are not capable of doing them ourselves even to this date. So, many canals made for irrigation or the fertilization made in forests now found, the very planting of the forests of the world perhaps, were feats made for the will of the planet.
We, in our humble spot in times of darkness cannot consider these natives were more intelligent than us… Instead, we only contribute to our own demise and to the extinction of planet and these cultures and their pride… For such reason, mainstream science does not allow us to see truth: We have killed our past and the good will of the planet. But it is time to restore! And restoring the will and pride of these indigenous people we hurt in the past is key to our own survival as a species.