The Georgia Guidestones, also known as the American Stonehenge, is a monument of standing stones near Elberton, Georgia.
The monument was unveiled on March 22, (322) 1980.
The 22nd of March was the 1st Saturday following the vernal equinox, which was on Thursday, 20th march 1980.
The main structure is composed of six Pyramid blue granite elements – one central pillar, four stone panels that radiate out from the center, and a capstone.
A mysterious man calling himself by the pseudonym R.C. Christian commissioned the structure in 1979, saying he represented a small group that wanted to remain anonymous. R.C. Christian’s anonymous group is clearly the Rose and Cross/Rosicrucians secret society. The pseudonym R.C. Christian is for Christian Rosenkreutz or “Christian Rose Cross”
This message of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
The four outer stones are oriented to mark the limits of the 18.6 year lunar declination cycle.
The four large upright blocks pointing outward are oriented to the limits of the migration of the moon during the course of the year.
The center column or Gnomen stone, features an eye-level oblique hole is drilled from the South to the North side of the center through which can be seen the North Star. The star whose position changes only very gradually over time. It is symbolizing constancy and orientation with the forces of nature.
A slot is cut in the middle of the Gnomen stone to form a “window” which aligns with the positions of the rising sun at Summer and Winter Solstices and at the Equinox so that the noon sun shines to indicate noon on a curved line.
A 7/8″ aperture in the capstone allows a ray of sun to pass through at noon each day, shining a beam on the center stone indicating the day of the year
R.C. Christian wrote Common Sense Renewed Georgia Guidestones “Manual” in which he expounds upon his Guidestone messages.This would be referring to Thomas Paine book Common Sense.
Thomas Paine also wrote The Age of Reason. This monument is dedicated to an “Age of Reason.” The statement, “Let these be Guidestones to an Age of Reason” is carved on each side of the capstone in four dead languages: Sanskrit, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Babylonian Cuneiform, and Classical Greek. The statement also on the explanatory tablet as pictured above.
“Many of the founding fathers of the American Revolution were members of the Fraternity Rosae Crucis as the ideal of freedom from tyranny in order to pursue one’s spiritual vocation was and is a paramount fundamental tenet of the Fraternity. In 1774, the great Council of Three (the Fraternity’s ultimate governing body) was composed of Benjamin Franklin, George Clymer and Thomas Paine.”
– The Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, soul.org
Joe H. Fendley, Sr
Joe Fendley, president of Elbert Granite Finishing Company, Inc. at the time in Elberton, Georgia, …the builder.
“Fendley is also involved in fraternal activities. Raised a Master Mason in 1958, he is now a member of Philomathea Masonic Lodge #25 in Elberton, is a York Rite and Scottish Rite 32° Mason, and was admitted in the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta in 1969. He was President of the Savannah Valley Shrine Club from 1972 through 1973. The Potentate of the Yaarah Shrine Temple awarded Fendley the “Divan Degree of Distinction” in 1973, and appointed Ambassador in 1975.”
– The Georgia Guidestones Guidebook page 39 Full Booklet can be got here.
Wyatt C. Martin, President of the Granite City Bank, was selected by R. C. Christian to be the intermediary for the project.
R. C. Christian chose a five-acre plot on the farm of contractor Wayne Mullenix. It is the highest point in Elbert County.