HUGH NEWMAN Olmec Origins: The Mystery of Ancient Mexico’s Megalith Builders
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Olmec Origins: The Mystery of Ancient Mexico’s Megalith Builders
Filmed at the Origins Conference in London on November 12th 2016.
Hugh has travelled around Mexico, Guatemala, Hondurus and Belize in search of the pre-Mayan megalithic civilization that flourished as far back as 7000 BC. Mexico is famous for its Mayan and Aztec architecture but Hugh has discovered evidence of much earlier cultures, that were of “megalithic” origin and were the inspiration behind the Mayan emergence. The Mayans have been credited with introducing a sophisticated calendar, agricultural practices and incredible stonework, but it is now thought that the ‘Olmec’ invented the Long Count calendar and were experts in the use of Toad DMT, psychedelic mushrooms and altered states, suggesting they received their knowledge from the shamanic realm and shared it with other cultures. Hugh also explores the legend of Quetzalcoatl, a bearded god (who is carved in stone at several Olmec sites) and gives an overview of the incredible Olmec civilization, looking at controversial theories of their origins, as well as their influence and architecture that were later inherited by the Maya and other Central American cultures.
Hugh Newman is a world explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites and co-author of Giants On Record America’s Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files. He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Search for the Lost Giants. He organises the Megalithomania conferences and tours, and co-organises the Origins Conference with Andrew Collins. He lives in Wiltshire. www.hughnewman.co.uk.