The Message of the Georgia Guide Stones
1. MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE
2. GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY - IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY
3. UNITE HUMANITY WITH A LIVING NEW LANGUAGE
4. RULE PASSION - FAITH - TRADITION - AND ALL THINGS WITH TEMPERED REASON
5. PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS
6. LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES IN A WORLD COURT
7. AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS
8. BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH SOCIAL DUTIES
9. PRIZE TRUTH - BEAUTY - LOVE- SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE
10. BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH - LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE - LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE
The Georgia Guide stones are a collection of standing stones near Elberton, Georgia. Built in 1980, they are primarily composed of six slabs of granite: one central pillar, four “major” stones that fan out from the center, and a capstone. The capstone has engravings on all four of its sides in four different ancient languages, all of which read, “Let these be guide stones to an Age of Reason,” when translated. The major stones are each engraved on both sides, and each side contains text in one of eight modern languages asserting ten guidelines.
These guidelines have proven extremely controversial, causing speculation and rumors of conspiracy that go far beyond northeast Georgia.
The Georgia Guide stones are at once a Rosetta stone, an astronomical observatory, and a road map for rebuilding civilization. Theories of conspiracy, occultism, and apocalypse surround this monument, and it has been called a “prism of meaning” by many who have studied it. At the heart of this confusion is the missing piece of the puzzle: who was the mystery man that designed and funded the project?
Conspiracy theorists surmise a global plot on the part of shadowy group of men to reduce and subjugate the world’s population and create a “New World Order.” Others believe that the man behind the monument was a Rosicrucian, and that the stones are representative of that group’s occult manifestos. Are the stones proof of a satanic conspiracy or a testament to a Cold War psychology of nuclear annihilation?
Who was R.C. Christian?
It was an ordinary Friday afternoon in 1979 when he first appeared at the Elberton Granite Finishing Company. The well-dressed stranger told the owner that he wanted to build a granite monument of a scale and complexity that was unheard of even in a major hub of the granite industry. The owner dismissed the stranger as a practical joker and sent him to a local banker, Wyatt Martin, to see if the man could actually fund such a massive project. To the shock and surprise of the locals, Mr. Christian made good on his intention to build the monument, and the Georgia Guide stones were unveiled to the world on the spring equinox of 1980.
“Christian told Martin that he represented a group of individuals who had planned this project for more than 20 years, and that each one of the group was a loyal American who believed in God and country. He said the group of sponsors wished to remain anonymous and went on to say that his real name was not Robert C. Christian as he had introduced himself, but this was simply a name chosen because of his Christian faith.”
“The group feels by having our identity remain secret, it will not distract from the monument and its meaning,” said Christian. ‘The message. to be inscribed on the stones, is to all mankind and is non-sectarian, nor nationalistic, nor in any sense political. The stones must speak for themselves to all who take note and should appeal to believers and non-believers, wherever, and at all times,” he continued.”
The true identity of Mr. Christian and his anonymous group is still shrouded in mystery. Only the looming face of the stones, local legends, and a curious book written by the monument’s creator seem to shed much light on the subject.
Temple of The Rosy Cross (1618) Source: Wikimedia commons.
Was R.C. Christian a Rosicrucian? Many researchers believe that the pseudonym R.C. Christian was chosen as a variation on Christian Rosenkreuz, the mythical founder of the Rosicrucian Order. With his references to an “Age of Reason,” religious tolerance, and a Utopian society of the future, the mysterious builder has much in common with this secretive occult order.
Is Mr. Christian’s vision of the future and extension of the historical aims of the Rosicrucian’s and other Enlightenment thinkers of the 17th century, or is there a darker and more Orwellian intent behind the construction of the Georgia Guide stones?
Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” It screams out from the top of each of the eight faces of the Georgia Guide stones, begging to be interpreted by those who gaze upon them. Some believe that the Guide stones and their builders represent a philosophy of eugenics, or worse, genocide. With a population of 6 billion, how can humanity hope to reduce its numbers down to the 500,000,000 that R.C. Christian describes? Is this first precept written for the survivors of an accidental catastrophe or an intentional one?
Other guidelines mention guiding reproduction wisely and not being a cancer on the earth. Did R.C. Christian believe that humanity’s population would be culled back by natural forces, or that it should be culled back by artificial means?
New World Order?
What forces will cause the apocalypse which the Guide stones seem to predict? Will Mother Nature call in her debts, or will man enforce an “Age of Reason” through the power of a global government, a New World Order?
Many researchers, often branded as conspiracy theorists, believe that the megaliths spell out the plans of a future global tyranny. They also believe that the occult societies R.C. Christian is often connected with are part of the shadowy, hidden power structure of this cabal.
Are the Guide stones proof of a massive global conspiracy to enslave mankind?
Is nuclear annihilation inevitable? It certainly seemed so when the Guide stones were erected in 1980. In his book, Common Sense Renewed, R.C. Christian expresses deep concerns that a U.S.-Soviet nuclear war will cause the downfall of civilization. “We have turned the world into an atomic tinderbox,” he said, and to people of the time, it must have seemed like an unchangeable state of world affairs. The practical uses of the monument, from language translation to marking the seasons to following the stars, would all be useful to the survivors of such a holocaust.
Are the Guide stones built for the survivors of an atomic war that, as of yet, has never happened?
I suppose we will have to wait and see what they have in store for Us.. May God be with us all.