Welcome to 1 LexiLine Newsletter 2002, Basics, Easter Edition.
Happy Easter, 2002.
Issue 1 presents basic information about the
LexiLine List Newsletter on The History of Civilization.
This Newsletter replaces the LexiLine discussion list, whose text
files have thus been deleted, but whose picture files are retained.
LEXILINE LIST NEWSLETTER - WHAT WE DO
The LexiLine List Newsletter is focused on new developments and
discoveries in the study of the history of civilization, including
language, culture, genetics and technology. Special emphasis is given
to the astronomy of ancient peoples as found on megalithic sites.
LEXILINE LIST NEWSLETTER - FILES and PHOTOS (see menu left)
Absolutely essential to our list are the FILES which are open to the
public and which contain drawings of, e.g. megalithic sites and
visual explanations of stones, dolmens, cairns, tumuli, barrows,
henges, rings, earthworks, rock art, cave drawings, archaeological
Ideally, for any text topic, the applicable FILES should be viewed as
soon as possible , since a text may sometimes explain only with
difficulty a point which a drawing may demonstrate easily.
Photographed material - especially of megalithic sites - will in the
future be found in the PHOTO files. All PHOTOS in this file are by
Andis Kaulins or Martha Walker, copyright by Andis Kaulins 2002.
PHOTOS can also be submitted by list members for inclusion - provided
it is your photo or drawing and provided you own the copyright. - You
MUST attach a copyright notice to your photo or drawing so that
others know the photo is copyrighted and by whom. The list moderator
alone decides whether a photo or file will be included in our FILES
or PHOTOS, which are open to the public.
EXAMPLES OF DISCOVERIES FIRST PUBLISHED IN LEXILINE
The LexiLine List (through the original postings of Andis Kaulins)
was the first to show
(click on FILES left - and then ANCIENT BRITAIN)
how the Neolithic megaliths and sites of Ancient Britain
(Scotland, England, Wales) with Ireland in preparation
mark stars and stellar constellations on Earth
- IN A COHESIVE SYSTEM -
and during an age - ca. 3000 BC - previously not affiliated with
astronomy. Our conceptions about Neolithic man must thus be revised.
EXAMPLES OF FORTHCOMING TOPICS
Forthcoming newsletters will show for the first time how ancient rock
drawing sites in the New World, for example, Peterborough, Canada,
represent planispheres (sky maps) of the heavens.
We are also in the process of correctly translating the Sumerian
Temple Hymn(s), which describe an astronomical system.
Also forthcoming are decipherments of megalithic sites in continental
Europe, starting in Germany.
Decipherments of other megalithic sites around the world will follow.
CORRECTIONS TO MAINSTREAM HISTORY
Our decipherments of megalithic sites raise serious questions about
the accuracy and reliability of mainstream historical teachings.
One source for such historical error is explained through applied
cognitive psychology, where psychologists study and describe how the
human mind chronologically dates events which have occurred in the
past. Numerous studies show that events which are subjectively seen
by humans as "familiar" are dated forward in time from the actual
date - and those which are subjectively seen as "not familiar" are
dated backward in time from the actual date.
Applied by us to the history of civilization, we find that
anthropologists, for example, generally date new finds FAR BACK in
time - such finds relate to a non-familiar event - BUT this dating
seems to conflict with genetic dating of human DNA, which objectively
dates "humanity" far less back in time. This discrepancy in dating is
explained through applied cognitive psychology as "cognitive error" .
Similarly, an allegedly familiar event - such as the origin of
writing - is dated FORWARD as a "familiar" event. It was once thought
that writing began in Europe with the Greeks and Cadmos, whereas
modern studies keep pushing this date for the origin of writing, also
in Europe, further and further back.
It is thus regrettable but not surprising, that in astronomy as well,
ancient astronomical evidence is more or less ignored if it surfaces
prior to Hipparchus and Ptolemy.
Also in ancient studies, Egyptologists and Near Eastern scholars more
or less summarily reject evidence of preceding cultures outside of
their own areas of study and beyond the time frames they establish.
The resulting history is thus not only flawed, it is downright wrong.
The history of language fares no better and most modern linguists of
Indo-European e.g. know nothing beyond ancient Greek. This cognitive
error by mainstream scholars is a major focus of our research.
LEXILINE LIST NEWSLETTER - HISTORY of the LIST
This Newsletter traces its origins back to 1997 when the present
LexiLine List moderator Andis Kaulins started a discussion list on
ancient cultures at the suggestion of Patrick Ryan (a current
LexiLine List member). This list was renamed the LexiLine List in
1999 as a discussion forum for the History of Civilization - a name
based on the Greek term LEXIS meaning "word, speech" - human speech
being a pillar of human civilization.
After thousands of postings from 1997 to Easter 2002, and due to
significant major megalithic and archaeoastronomical discoveries by
the LexiLine list owner, a need was seen to formalize the list into a
newsletter for appropriate presentation of materials to both list
members as well as to the public.
LEXILINE LIST NEWSLETTER - FUTURE
The result of all of these considerations is that LexiLine
Newsletters will in the future also contain link references to online
related pages presenting materials in greater detail and
sophistication in HTML or similar formats. The size of Newsletters
should then appropriately decrease. LexiLine List Newsletter members
will thus be able to select the topics which interest them and view
them online and be confronted with less text in Newsletter postings.
LEXILINE LIST NEWSLETTER - CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MEMBERS
Members can submit material to the LexiLine Newsletter Owner for
inclusion in the Newsletter. Such material must be ORIGINAL and must
describe a NEW development or discovery directly affecting the topic
of the History of Civilization. The topics of religion, politics or
related themes are absolutely excluded and will be summarily
rejected. Contributions to the newsletter can also be short
references to an appropriate book, newspaper article, internet link,
or similar source. Except for excerpts required for analysis or
proof, copied materials from such resources, for example, extensive
page scans from books or other references, are NOT permitted. A link
with page reference to such sources is sufficient for anyone's
purposes. Any member submitting material to the Newsletter must
append their real full name, address, telephone number, e-mail and
institutional or professional affiliation. All data will be checked.
Submissions without such information will go in the wastebasket.
In all cases, the List Owner and Moderator makes a final, purely
subjective, judicially non-appealable decision about inclusion or non-
inclusion of material in the newsletter and states here in advance
that most submissions will be rejected out of hand, unless they
involve demonstrably original work and original insight into vital
issues of the History of Civilization.
Andis Kaulins, List Owner and Moderator