“A stargate may be a place on Earth that is a shamanic-trance portal to other worlds where energy pulsing(ringing) from our star, from other stars or star systems is easily received.”
"The cosmos itself is what mattered to our ancestors. Their lives, their beliefs, their destinies – all were part of this bigger pageant. Just as the environment of their temples was made sacred by metaphors of cosmic order, entire cities and great ritual centers were also astronomically aligned and organized. Each sacred capital stated the theme of cosmic order in terms of it’s builders’ own perceptions of the universe. Principles which the society considered its own – which ordered its life and gave it its character – were borrowed from the sky and built into the plans of the cities."
What would it mean to us as individuals and collectively if we were to realize and recognize that stargates and urban portals were emerging in our cities? And what if these urban portals containing stargate symbolism were capable of being catalyst in both personal and collective transformations ? Guess what, over the past several decades art and architecture has popped up in many of our cities and public venues that has been arranged in such a way that they can be utilized as portals or stargate devices! These ‘gateways are hidden in plain site just waiting to be recognized and utilized by those of us who are aware of them!
Modern portals in todays day and age are in many cases being placed on sacred landscapes, just as churches and sacred monuments were in the past. These monuments are springing up on pieces of land that have in many instances been held sacred for hundreds if not thousands of years. Now this is where it starts getting interesting. While some of the modern art and architecture has surely been aligned with both sacred sites and the heavens(stars) intentionally and consciously, others have been developed and pieced together unconsciously by the artist and architects, possibly even divinely arranged!
Now initially some may consider the aligning of this architecture with sacred sites and the stars a possible synchronicity or even coincidence. What I plan on showing is that when we begin to have coincidences and synchronicities that continually pile up in regards to sometimes the park and other time individual monuments that at some point they may no longer be coincidences or synchronicities, but messages! The uniqueness of these messages is I believe meant for us, by us I mean those who can tune into the symbols, become aware and recognize their hidden meanings. What I hope to demonstrate is that the art and architecture discussed today can be utilized as transformational tools or “tools of transformation” This is a the term fellow colleagues Dr. Mark Gray, William Henry, and myself have started to use on occasion to describe these incredible monuments containing gateway and stargate symbolism. These monuments are tools that can be used for working on our light bodies, sparking our imaginations, and lightning our hearts! All of this I believe can be accomplished when we can begin to view these monuments from a new perspective. Once we begin viewing these monuments in a new light this can be a catalyst to viewing ourselves, each other and the world around us from a whole new perspective!
This is the power of the Stargate symbolism!
Today I would like to discuss a Stargate Park that is located in Detroit Michigan. In the heart of downtown Detroit is an incredible park named Hart Plaza, and I tell you what, you can literally feel the energy ‘pulsing’ through Hart (heart) Plaza! Hart Plaza sits at the base of G.M’s headquarters and has stargate and gateway symbolism abound, leading to the re-naming and nick name Stargate Detroit!
Hart Plaza may be an urban portal or even a stargate considering the large amounts of gateway and stargate symbolism found on the park grounds. Let me clarify the kind of stargate we will be discussing today. A stargate can be perceived or referred to in several different ways. There is of course the classic stargate made popular in science fiction programs. Generally in that instance it will be portrayed as a transportation device that can relocate people or objects across galactic space from locations on Earth at less than the speed of light. This is very cool yet a little different than the kind of gateway we will be speaking of today. The kind of stargate we will be referring to has best been described by investigative mythologist William Henry as , ”A place on Earth that is a shamanictrance portal to other worlds where energy pulsing (ringing) from our star, from other stars or star systems is easily received.” What I hope to demonstrate is that one of these amazing devices may lie hidden in plain sight within the art and architecture of Hart (HEART) Plaza in downtown Detroit.
GIZA – ORION – HART PLAZA CORRELATION THEORY
Viewing the blue print and aerial images of Hart Plaza what you recognize is that several pieces of architecture in Hart Plaza are aligned and correlated possibly to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx! I was surprised to see that Hart Plaza’s amphitheater, fountain, and pyramid aligned precisely with the ancient Egyptian pyramids. While this could easily have been dismissed, there was another feature begging for attention. The path (causeway) leading from the pyramid of Khafre to the Sphinx in Egypt was identical to Detroit’s Dodge fountain and the path leading to the Egyptian styled obelisk (Pylon)! Pylons mark the entrances to Egyptian temples!
Several correlating “coincidences” between the plaza and the Giza layout warranted further investigations . Regarding the layout of the Giza plateau, a relatively well known theory is Robert Buval’s Orion Correlation Theory. Briefly, he believes and has rather successfully demonstrated, that the three main pyramids at Giza may have been aligned with the belt stars of the constellation of Orion. This leads to the question:
Could Detroits (Hart Plaza), be aligned with both the Giza pyramids and the stars while utilizing ancient Egyptian stargate technologies? And if so, why?
So what I would like to do to start off with is go through the few pieces of art (amphitheater, fountain, pyramid, and Pylon) in Hart (heart) Plaza that may correlate to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx .Let’s see if we can find any commonalities or even coincidences between the two in hopes of making a legitimate comparison.
HART PLAZA AMPHITHEATER
In regard to the amphitheater, this is where large crowds of party- goers feel the vibrations and tones being given off by whoever happens to be performing on stage. I personally cannot forget the feeling while ‘vibing’ at the electronic music festivals. As the crowd feeds off the deejay, the deejay feeds off the crowd, and before you know it the entire amphitheater is vibing together, as one. Amphitheater are transmitters and receivers of frequency and vibration (tunes & tones). These amphitheaters are instrumental to many stargate parks!
As William says “Music is one of the highest forms of spiritual and mythological communications. It holds the keys to deciphering the mysteries of the ancients. This is why many o f these parks have amphitheaters. Sound, tunes, or tones can trigger memories, activate emotions, and open our hearts.” William Henry: City of Peace
HORACE DODGE AND SON MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN
Located in the heart of Detroit’s Hart Plaza is the Horace Dodge and Son memorial fountain, brought into fruition by sculptor Isamu Noguchi. It should be noted that Mr. Dodge’s first name was Horace (Horus?) as was his son’s. The stainless steel fountain is composed of two legs topped by a ring, approximately thirty feet above a circular, mound- like pool. The fountain contains three hundred jets and three hundred lights, and has a very intricate and computerized lighting and nozzle functions.
Note the plaque: An engine of water at the gateway to a great city! This is the first time Hart Plaza will be referred to as a Gateway, but not the last!
According to Isamu Noguchi, “ I wanted to make a new fountain, a fountain in which represents our times and relationship with outer space!” He did a mighty fine job of it, at night when the 300 lighting functions are flashing and the jets of water are blasting out the bottom it does sort of resemble a U.F.O. and then on sunny days people go down and try to play in the rainbow that emerges from this amazing fountain.
The fountain is dedicated to Horace (Horus) Dodge and son, Horace Jr.(Horus Jr.). In Egyptian mythology there was in some cases a Horus the Elder and also a Horus the Son! Hmm? Another fun fact, Horace dodge was born in Niles Michigan. Like the Nile River?? When Horace passed away he was laid to rest with his brother John in the Woodlawn mausoleum in Detroit. The brother’s resting place was done in an Egyptian styled architecture and is flanked by two sphinx and surrounded by obelisks!
Did Horace Dodge take on the archetype of Horus the mythological figure?
The Horus memorial fountain contains one final aspect of Egyptian symbolism yet to be discussed. Although the fountain may be dedicated to Horace and son, the shape of it could surely symbolize the ancient Egyptian goddess Nuit and her husband Geb! In ancient Egyptian mythology the sky itself was venerated as the goddess Nuit, she was considered the barrier separating order from chaos. In many instances Nuit is portrayed with her hands and feet touching the ground, and her body in an arched position. Her arms and legs can seemingly represent the four pillars in which the sky rests. Her husband Geb (the earth) was usually portrayed under her arching body (sky). Geb (the earth) is said to symbolize the valleys and hills or even the primordial mound. Nuit and Geb were said to have had five children including Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, Set, and Horus the Elder! A sacred symbol of Nuit was the ladder (ladder to heaven), used by Osiris to enter the heavenly skies. Last but not least, Nuit can also symbolize resurrection and rebirth! So while the fountain of ‘re-birth’ may be dedicated to Horace (Horus) and Son, The symbolism could perceivably represent the entire family. Nut(s) right?
We will address the question if Noguchi realized the symbolism that he was incorporating into this amazing fountain in a moment. But remember he did say he wanted to make a fountain symbolic of our relationship with outer space! Could he have realized he symbolically represented Nuit, her family and possibly the constellation of Orion all in one fountain? I came across this relevant quote from Graham Hancock and Robert Buvaul’s book Talismans (Secret Faith, Secret Cities). They mention,“There are numerous exhortations calling upon initiates to make copies on the earth of a region of the sky called the Duat, incorporating the constellation of Orion – associated with the god Osiris – and the star Sirius, associated with the goddess Isis. This was the sky-region believed to be the location of the ancient Egyptian Netherworld, where souls journeyed and were judged after death. It was therefore thought to be vitally important to gain foreknowledge of it and of the trials that awaited the soul there. We learn from the Book of What is in the Duat (circa 1400 BC) that one way to attain this gnosis was to build copies on the ground ‘of the hidden circle of the Duat in the body of Nut (the sky).” Thats what Noguchi perceivably did! Built a copy on the ground of the hidden circle of the Duat in the body of Nuit!
HART PLAZA PYRAMID
So will there be any symbolism to correlate with the final pyramid in Giza here at Hart Plaza? Sitting in the shadow of the G.M. Renaissance Center sits Hart Plaza’s concrete step pyramid which happens to align perfectly with the final pyramid in Giza!
Preparing to make your way through the en-trance to the plaza, your attention is immediately drawn to the sculpture ‘Pylon’. The Pylon stands 120 feet tall with a width of 7 feet, it strongly resembles an Egyptian obelisk, except this sculpture appears to make a quarter turn between the bottom and top. This symbolism could easily be interpreted as a DNA helix, or even the stairway to heaven. The Pylon was commissioned to sculptor Isamu Noguchi as a companion piece to his previous Dodge Fountain. In ancient Egypt Pylons marked the entrances to Egyptian temples. Isamu Noguch said in regards to the Pylon, “ It was done by nature originally. You might call it wind. It relates to the atmosphere, wind, to space flight and all aspirations we have today.” So in Noguchi’s own words he said the Horace and Son fountain symbolizes our relationship to outer space, while the Pylon relates to space flight!
Isamu Noguchi not only did several of the key pieces down at Hart Plaza, but also the general layout and arrangement of the monuments. This begs the question : Did Noguchi layout Hart Plaza intentionally to symbolically mimic the Giza Plateau and possibly the heavens? Or did something els occur? I think a brief history on Noguchi may help to clarify. Isamu Noguchi was born in 1904 and passed on in 1988. As a boy he spent most of his time in Japan. As a teenager he became interested in art and sculpture and followed his passion studying around the world.
Noguchi studied in New York, Paris, London, and Japan. His artistic capabilities flourished and he became a world famous sculptor. Noguchi later immersed himself in the Surrealist approach of exploring one’s own psyche and using art to express hidden emotions and subjective perceptions. Surrealism was an art movement in which artists aimed to express the unconscious, non-logical sensations and inspirations. Surrealist art often created hallucinatory, dream- like images, in realistic style. Isamu Noguchi felt that art could be a catalyst for individual insight and change. He said, “New concepts of the physical world and a psychology may give insights into knowledge, but the visible world, in human terms, is more than scientific truths. It enters our consciousness as emotion as well as knowledge; trees grow in vigor, flowers have evanescence, and mountains lie somnolentwith meaning.
The promise of sculpture is to project these inner presences into forms that can be recognized as important and meaningful in of themselves. Our heritage is now the world. Art, for the first time, may be said to have a world consciousness.”
In 1947, approximately 29 years before the Face on Mars was photographed by the Viking Orbiter 1, Noguchi created a model for a 1KM. Earthen structure which was to be named the ‘Sculpture to be Seen from Mars’. Synchronistically this happened to be the same year of the ‘Roswell Incident’. Although this sculpture was never realized it would have consisted of a face made from mountains of sand, with a stone pillar a mile high to represent the nose. Isamu wanted to make an image that would only make since when viewed from at least the distance of the moon or Mars. He intended this monument to inform extraterrestrials that – before the nuclear destruction of the race – a civilized life form had once occupied planet Earth! Could the Face on Mars also have been built in this recognition? If so, Mr. Noguchi was able to perceivably download this information decades before it was discovered by NASA. I feel this definitely lends credence to the possibility of Mr. Noguchi aligning Hart Plaza’s sacred art and architecture with the Egyptain pyramids and possibly stars(heavens), albeit consciously or not.
Although Hart (heart) Plaza was built in the 70’s several new monuments emerged a few years back. These new monuments for the most part were gifts to the city of Detroit on it’s 300th birthday. These new monuments would be companion pieces for Noguchi’s previous fountain and Pylon, which in the artists own words are “symbolic of our relationship to outer space”. It should be of no surprise that they just happen to contain stargate and gateway symbolism!
THE GATEWAY TO FREEDOM
Detroit and the area that Hart Plaza now occupies was also One of the last stops on the underground railroad. It became known as the Gateway to Freedom!
Sculpture by Ed Dwight:
TOWER OF BABEL (GATEWAY TO THE GODS)
Halfway in between “The Gateway to Freedom” sculpture and the Horus and Son Fountain sits this monument that highly resembles the Tower of Babel, Gateway to the gods. Note the cameras around the top, could these be symbolic of the Watchers? At this point it is important to point out the Gateway references thus far. Remember the Horace and Son Fountain sits at the Gateway to a great city. The last monument we looked at was the Gateway to Freedom, and here we have a possible symbolic representation of the Gateway to the gods! And as if that wasn’t enough Gateway symbolism check out the Transcending Gateway!
The ‘Transcending’ gateway is surely the focal point of Hart PLaza! Transcending is a five-story stainless steel open ring, surrounded by fourteen, six-foot granite boulders with bronze reliefs. The sculpture was a gift to the people of Detroit on it’s 300th birthday. A national competition was held to determine who would be commissioned to design the sculpture. The privileges were finally rewarded to a local artist, David Barr, and also Sergio De Giusti. David Barr says the sculpture represents a gear protruding from the Earth, and he decided to leave the arch open at the top to symbolize labor’s unfinished work. That being said, most Detroiters refer to this monument simply as the “Stargate”! The sculpture weighs in excess of 30 tons! Around it’s base, following a green granite spiral, are fourteen Vermont granite boulders-the work of Sergio de Guisti. They are meant to remind us of the sacrifices and achievements of the American workers.
Sergio de Guisti has said,“We wanted to create something that would work well in its simplicity with the work of Isamu Noguchi (the creator of Hart Plaza’s Horace E. Dodge Fountain). It is spiritual and geometric without a lot of excess.”
Among the large granite boulders there is one in particular that has an amazing bronze relief of Dr. Martin Luther King on it. What is Dr. King doing under the ‘Transcending’ monument? Well this particular piece of landscape that Hart Plaza and ‘Transcending’ now occupy is where Dr King and 100’s of thousands of freedom fighters gathered previous to him delivering his “I have a dream” speech for the very first time!
Dr. Martin Luther King first gave his “I Have a Dream” speech here in Detroit on June 20th 1963. The speech later reached an even larger audience when he repeated its famous phrases at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on August 28th of the same year. Police estimated the Freedom Walk crowd at 125,000. The day after the event, The Detroit Free Press labeled it "the largest civil rights demonstration in the nation’s history." The walk began at Woodward and Adelaide and continued down Woodward to Cobo Hall. It lasted about an hour and a half. Marchers gathered arm in arm around the area that Hart plaza now occupies ,they carried signs and sang songs (Songs included "We Shall Overcome" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."). Dr. King then marched next store where he delivered his I have a Dream speech for the first time in Cobo Hall.
I think Dr Martin Luther King may have tapped into some of the transformational energies pulsing through Hart Plaza, He was feeling it! I say this because Dr. King concluded is uplifting speech with words that transcend time. His words echoed through Cobo hall, “I have a dream this afternoon that the brotherhood of man will become a reality in this day. And with this faith I will go out and carve a tunnel of hope through the mountain of despair. With this faith, I will go out with you and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. With this faith, we will be able to achieve this new day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing with the Negroes in the spiritual of old: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!”
I think this phrase is worthy of repeat, “And with this faith I will go out and carve a tunnel of hope through the mountains of despair. With this faith, I will go out with you and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.” I think this is something we can all do by becoming aware of this transformational symbolism, tuning into it, and Transcending these Gateways to Freedom!
THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT
The “Spirit of Detroit” was one of the first sculptures to emerge in Stargate Detroit. It was done by artist Marshall Fredericks in the mid 50’s. The seated figure is said to represent the spirit of humanity, the sphere with emanating rays symbolizing God, and in his right hand a family symbolizing human relationships. The back drop behind the Spirit is known as the “Symbol Wall”. It reads “Now the Lord is that Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.”
(2 Corinthians; 3:17).
A funny story regarding “The Spirit”, In 1982 shortly before St. Patrick’s Day, Detroiters awoke to large green footprints (painted) leading from the “Spirit of Detroit” across Woodward to a tall Manzu sculpture of a demure nude lady washing her hair in a pool in front of the One Woodward building. The Irish and Detroiters loved it. “Their Spirit had spirit!” This even earned the sculpture the new nickname “The Jolly Green Giant”. LOL! Thats Detroit!
So what does the symbolism incorporated in the Stargate art and architecture mean for us both as individuals and collectively? By becoming aware of the symbolism and viewing this art in a new light, or from a new perspective, this is a transformation in of itself. And when we recognize these monuments are named in the recognition of transformation, can’t we begin to use them as such? Can’t we begin to view this Stargate art and architecture as ‘tools? ‘Tools’ that can be used for working on our light or rainbow bodies? ‘Tools’ for sparking our imaginations, raising our consciousness and opening our hearts? Absolutely! And maybe most importantly when we begin to follow the path that these monuments and architecture lead us on through the discovery process of synchronicities, coincidences and archetypes, that this can result in a sense of relationship to the interior workings of life, a sense of participation in the movements of the Universe. Thats the power of Stargate Detroit.
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