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Revisiting the Solar Path of the Inca Creator God Viracocha

Revisiting the Solar Path of the Inca Creator God Viracocha

The high priests of the Inca Empire of ancient Peru used their sacred texts, known as the Codes of Sacred Geography, to build sacred community centers (wakas) along 42 long-distance ceke lines.  These alignments were all centralized at the Coracancha Temple of the Sun in Cuzco, where a huge golden disc at the center of this temple, radiated these lines across the entire Inca empire.  In his quest to uncover secrets of archeoastronomy, historian Ashley Cowie traces the footsteps of the Inca creator god Viracocha, who undertook a legendary a journey from the city of Tiwanaku on the shores of Lake Titicaca and crossed mountain peaks, towards the north-west, where he left the shore of South America’s Pacific coast near the border of Peru and Ecuador.

The Malvern Hills in England. Alfred Watkins believed a ley-line passed along their ridge connecting a string of ancient places. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ancient Landscape Alignments – the Concept of Ley-lines

In the summer of 1921, amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, stood on a hillside in Herefordshire, England, and noticed a straight line of churches, town crosses and ancient burial mounds and in 1925 he published The Old Straight Track postulating that the entire English countryside was knitted together with similar alignments. Clive Ruggles is the United Kingdom’s leading authority on archeoastronomy and in his Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopaedia Of Cosmologies and Myth, (2005) he noted that the alignments of the buildings Watkins plotted, had place names containing the syllable 'ley‘, hence the term ‘ley-line’.


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