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The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones, Where Did They Come From and What Do They Mean?

Updated on May 7, 2012

The mysterious Georgia Guidestones is a huge monument created from granite which sits in a portion of county-owned land in Elberton, Georgia of the United States. It sits on the top of a hill, the tallest point in Elberton, 90 miles to the East of Atlanta, Georgia. Carved into the monumental stones are ten guidelines written in 8 modern day languages and 4 ancient languages, including Egyptian hieroglyphs, Babylonian, Sanskrit and Greek.


The guidelines

The messages or guidelines inscribed on the slabs are written in Russian, Hindi, English, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Swahili. Each language has its own slab face , there are two languages on each stone. The following are the ten guidelines inscribed:

-Unite humanity with a living new language-

-Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature-

-Guide reproduction wisely, improving fitness and diversity-

-Rule passion, faith, tradition and all things with tempered reason-

-Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court-

-Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts-

-Balance personal rights with social duties-

-Avoid petty laws and useless officials-

-Be not a cancer of the earth, leave room for nature-

-Prize truth, beauty, love, seeking harmony with the infinite-

The design

Standing 19 feet and 3 inches tall, the “American Stonehenge” as it is often called, consists of over 240,000 lbs of granite. The monument stands erected with one slab in the middle, four slabs around the outside, and one slab that lays flat on the top across the five- The stones are aligned astronomically.

A final stone, a tablet, sits buried within the ground a little ways from the structure to the West. Its purpose being to provide some details as to the reason and history of the stones.

The dimensions of the stones have been compared to the Burj Khalifa, a building in Dubai that stakes its claim as the highest building throughout the world. It is said that the stones predicted this building, which was erected 30 years later. It is comparable to the Tower of Babel, a biblical building.

The creator

The only thing that is known about the creator of the Georgia Guidestones is that a man under the false name of R.C. Christian paid a granite company in Elberton to construct the monument during June of 1979.


The ground information tablet

The flat ground tablet to the West is unique all in itself. Listed on it are the explanations of the languages and a little bit of history/physical features about the stones. There is also mention of a time capsule that is supposedly buried beneath the slab, yet there is no further information about its existence. A date space for when the capsule was buried or supposed to be dug up is present, but left blank. The slab sits so that each corner coordinates with North, East, South and West. Oddly, words on the stone are misspelled and punctuation is used improperly.

The information written on the tablet claim that the middle stones were put up in March of 1980. Inside a square this message is written:

“Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason”

This is also rewritten in the 4 ancient languages around the edges of the tablet.

The astronomical aspects of the stones are written on the tablet: indicated by a channel through stone, the celestial pole, horizontal slots, annual sun travel, capstone sunbeam, marks time during the year. The author name is listed as R.C. Christian, A pseudonyn (misspelled on the tablet). Sponsors are listed as "A small group of Americans who seek the Age of Reason."

It is also inscribed that more info can be found at the Granite Museum and Exhibit in Elberton.


What does the astrology alignment mean?

The four slabs mark the outliers of the lunar year’s 18.6-year declination cycle. The slab in the middle has a hole in which the North star can be viewed with no relation to time. It also has slots that are lined up with the equinox and solstice of the sun. The slab laying flat across the top has a hole in it that allows just a single ray of sunlight to shine through it at exactly noon everyday, which illuminates the middle stone and represents the days of the year.

What people are saying about the Georgia Guidestones

There are many famous people who have commented on the stones, such as Yoko Ono, who believes that the guidelines are a positive thing, something to be reckoned with. Yet, still others , conspiracy theorists and preachers, say that the stones are related to the Antichrist, satin and evil. They claim that these stones represent a group of people who aim to control the world with New World Orders and evil doings - as seen in 2008 when an activist spray painted “Death to the New World Order” and other slurs onto the stones.

So, what do you believe?


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