Worlds Largest Tomahawk

Cut Knife Saskatchewan boasts the world’s largest tomahawk. Over 50 feet tall, it towers over the landscape, dwarfing  the tired homes and dusty main street.  Not visible from the highway, it sits hopefully on the edge of a tidy, empty camp-ground, waiting for travellers lucky enough to  remember what a road trip is. Mid afternoon and the only sign of life is a run down cafe where the waitress sits playing cribbage with a gentleman older than the peeling linoleum.

Ponder the road trip. Once the backbone of summer vacation, replaced by “all inclusive”, fading into obscurity. We can’t understand our world unless we look at it. It can’t be seen from a swim up bar….

World's Largest Tomahawk - Cut Knife, SaskatchewanWorld’s Largest Tomahawk
Cut Knife, Saskatchewan
Photo by Gerry Fox

Celestial Alignment at Giza is Just the Beginning

The planetary alignment at Giza may have been exaggerated, that doesn’t mean Giza hasn’t a celestial connection. Each side of the Great Pyramid is aligned almost perfectly with the four directions – North, South, East and West – only out by .2 degrees. The sides also match the stars in Orion’s Belt.

Almost all the ancient structures that remain  have a celestial connection. Too numerous to mention them all, here are a few examples to get you pondering……

The Mayan site Chichen Itza has 364 steps on each side, add the platform on top and you have the 365 days of the year. At the Vernal and Autumnal equinox, the shadow of a serpent is cast on the steps of the North staircase.

In Ecuador an ancient obelisk was built with only one purpose. To cast a shadow on a stone wall at sunrise on Dec. 21, 2012. Since the Earth wobbles on its axis this date is the only time the shadow would be cast on the wall. Ponder this – the wall just happens to be constructed at the exact angle of the earth’s axis on that day.

This link is wonderful if you have been bitten by the ancient celestial bug and want to learn more. The illustration below is from the site.


. The sites: Giza, Siwa, Tassili n’Ajjer, Paratoari, Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu, Nazca, Easter Island, Aneityum Island, Preah Vihear, Sukhothai, Pyay, Khajuraho, Mohenjo Daro, Persepolis, Ur, Petra  are shown clockwise from Giza on the equal azimuthal projection. below. The projection is centered on the axis point in southeastern Alaska. Distances to any location from the center of an equal azimuthal projection are equally scaled. Since all of the sites on the great circle alignment are equally distant from the axis point at one quarter of the circumference of the earth, the alignment forms a perfect circle halfway between the center and the outer edge of the projection.