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By Mystic Trish
We are all indigenous people
and we all have the yearning for
Sacred Expression. The oldest
known temple has recently been
located in Turkey. It is Called
Gobelki Tepe and it was built
around eleven thousand years
ago. It predates Stonehenge and
the Pyramids by several thou-
sand years. So what were our
ancestors and the indigenous
people of Asia and Europe do-
ing at the time?
This is North of the Fertile
Crescent. This was before peo-
ple were farming. They were still
hunter-gatherers. They were still
Neolithic People. And yet they
managed to build an extensive
series of structures in what ap-
pear to be temple complexes.
With no draught animals to
help pull the stones from the
quarry and very primitive hand
tools to carve with, these peo-
ple built impressive structures.
Some of the standing stones are
as tall as 18 feet and weigh up
to 16 tons. They are carved and
standing on end like at Stone-
henge yet are several millennia
older. They are covered with ani-
mal carvings and some look like
large stylized humans.
Why and who did this? Who
were these people? Where did
they get this idea? What prompt-
ed them to organize themselves
and their limited resources to
build a religious center? What in
our collective DNA as humans
prompts this reach for spiritual
All of us come from ancestors
who were indigenous people at
one time or another. Most of
the time when people read or
talk about indigenous people,
the assumption is they are talk-
ing about the original group of
people living in a country colo-
nized hundreds of years ago by
But who were the first people
of Europe? And what in their DNA
made them start looking for the
divine in their lives? These are
the people who traveled up and
out of Africa and started to set-
tle in the Fertile Crescent. What
prompted the indigenous peo-
ple of the world to start building
temples? Did a spiritual calling
within us prompt this step in our
advancement? We seem to be
programmed to seek out some
expression of what we find sa-
cred as a species. I believe that
is what shows our connection to
each other and this is why we
are all indigenous people.
Many ancient cultures can be
traced by their religious relics:
the notes they left us, like time
capsules. Right now the world is
very focused on the Mayan long
count calendar. It is a religious
artifact that an indigenous cul-
ture left behind in a temple.
What prompted us to start
organizing ourselves enough to
build a temple? Was it realizing
that we needed to have some
sort of order and organization
as our population grew? Was
it the domestication of animals
and the ability to grow crops? Is
that what prompted us to start
building permanent buildings,
or was it a desire to come to-
gether to build religious tem-
ples? What Gods were we trying
to impress?
What compels us as humans
to erect temples with clear re-
ligious intent? What compels us
to draw and leave our handprints
on cave walls? All through our
history as a species we have
been leaving clues to ourselves.
From ancient times we have
been trying to express our higher
yearning for what most of us call
Are we trying to express out-
wardly what is in that little spot
in our brain and heart that con-
nects with the higher self and
the universe? They say that what
set us apart from the Neander-
thals was our ability for creative
thought and the decorative items
we placed on ourselves, our
clothing and our structures.
Are we set apart by a con-
scious awareness of a higher
spiritual aspect of ourselves that
we are trying to express to oth-
ers? Every indigenous people
around the world have left be-
hind an example of their be-
liefs... the great Pyramids of
Egypt that line up with the stars,
or Stonehenge that lines up with
the equinoxes.
Are the Nazca lines of South
America another attempt to tell
us what the people who created
them believed in, or were they
trying to send a message thou-
sands of years into the future or
into outer space? Or were they
talking to some Gods we can no
longer see? Were these indig-
enous people trying to tell us
about themselves or just talking
to God/Goddess and trying to
leave a permanent message?
Religion seems to be a funda-
mental part of the human expe-
rience. Some way of finding the
sacred and expressing it seems
to be built into our DNA as a
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