This earth was once a garden place,
With all her glories common
(early Mormon pioneer hymn)
Is this the once and future society of peace called Zion by Jews, Christians and Mormons and prophesied by cultures worldwide?
"A long-running prejudice of historical studies holds that civilization and written language were born together in the ancient Middle East amid an orgy of empire-building. Some of the oldest extant writings record the exploits of conquering kings. [Archaeologist Marija] Gimbutas challenged this view by showing three things:
First, that Neolithic urban settlements greatly pre-dated the "first cities" of the patriarchal tradition;
Second, that at least some of these settlements had no defensive walls, no military burials, and no artwork recording warfare;
Third, that the decorative designs of the artwork of these cultures may actually be a sophisticated system of symbols through which ideas and values could be recorded and transmitted."
"Portraying the life and works of one of the most prolific archaeologists of the twentieth century is a daunting undertaking. Compressing it into a one-hour documentary seems well-nigh impossible.
That they succeed is a tribute to the understanding and film-making skills of Donna Read and Starhawk. A decade after their collaboration on the 'Goddess and Spirituality' trilogy, the two team up to present this film-biography of one of the true prophets of our hidden past." Narrated by Olympia Dukakis.
Every culture on earth has a memory of this prehistoric Golden Age
Memories and Visions of Paradise: Exploring the Universal Myth of a Lost Golden Age by Richard Heinberg
Twelve-Tribe Nations: Sacred Number and the Golden Age
by John Michell and Christine Rhone
The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age by Richard Rudgley
THE DAWN BEHIND THE DAWN: A Search for the Earthly Paradise by Geoffrey Ashe
They Saw Our Day
Prophecykeepers Radio™ Truth About 2012, Niburu, Planet X
Internet Talk Radio Show - Prophecy and predictions for the New Millennium from Prophets Ancient and Modern - Native, Aborigine, and Indigenous prophecy
ZION: SEEKING THE CITY OF ENOCH by Larry Barkdull, Lance Richardson and Ron McMillan
ZION: THE LONG ROAD TO SANCTIFICATION by Larry Barkdull, Lance Richardson and Ron McMillan
Lance M. Richardson -- Zion Visionary: Lance M. Richardson shares his near death experience and speaks of his visit among various cultures whose ancestors experienced a Zion society. http://www.greaterthings.com/Visions/LanceRichardson/SDA_Mar7_2001.htm
FULL TEXT OF Approaching Zion by Hugh W. Nibley AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE