Petroglyphs (petro = rock; glyph = carving) are man-made images which were pecked, scratched, incised or abraided into stone.

Petroglyphs date back thousands of years and are found all over the world. They were used by early man to record events, visions and story telling. They were produced using crude tools such as sticks, rocks or bone.

Such pictures convey ideas or meaning to the mind without the use of words, sounds or other language form. This primitive method of communication is known as pictography (picture-writing) and it formed the basis of the Chinese and Japanese characters used today. Indians found North of the Rio Grande had no written language. They managed to keep alive traditions and tell stories by passing them down by word of mouth.

Picture writing (petroglyphs and pictographs) were helpful in aiding memory and communicating ideas from one generation to the next.

Often accompanying petroglyphs are ancient artifacts that belonged to people from ancient cultures.

Ancient cultures around the world made these recordings in stones as stone seemed to create a permanent record of their timeline.

Unlike Heiroglyphics, Petroglyphs are generally not a language. They are pictures that tell a story. Some are historic markers, some are geological markers, and some are for ritualistic purposes. Often glyphs were made to label a nearby underground spring or other geological thing.


Images carved or pecked into a rock face using stone tools. Human-like (anthropomorphic), animal and bird (zoomorphic) images are common, as are circles, spirals, dots, lines, and other geometric and abstract forms.


Pictographs are images painted on a rock face. The paints were typically made from pulverized minerals, so red, white, and black are the most common colors.


Images formed on the ground. Typically surface matter was scraped away to form an image in the exposed, underlying soil, or by arranging stones to form an image. Geoglyphs are the most fragile rock art.

Petroglyph Symbols from around the World


Some glyphs seem to tell stories about visitors who came here from the Stars.

The stories vary from beings with wings, very tall beings, unusual shaped heads - or masks, unusal script, ships from the sky, (many of which seem to be similar to the types of UFO's witnesses are reporting at this time), and wars on their planet or here on earth.

Sumerian Tablets


At the Ancient Ruins in West Central Idaho along the Snake River, the story of Beings that came from the Stars and a Galactic War was recorded according to Indian Legend well over 30,000 years ago. The petroglyphs depict the beings that came, their interaction with the inhabitants of the ancient city, and the war and destruction that ensued. We are shown their ships which are curiously triangular in shape. Similar to those that have been recently sighted over Colorado, Arizona and California. We are also shown the portal through which the Inter-dimensional Beings came.

The waging of war between the Star Beings is recorded in the petroglyph to the right. The Star Beings and their counterparts, the two horned priests, are wreaking havoc upon the inhabitants of the Ancient City (represented by the smaller beings who are fleeing.)

This petroglyph is located on a rock adjacent to the rock shown above. It depicts the two horned Priest. It should be noted that the dumbbell shaped apparatus held in his hand may represent an archtimeter. Reference to this can be found in Alice Bailey's writings, as well as in the hieroglyphs of Egypt. These tools are said to have wielded the power of life and death.

This being is very similar in appearance to Kul Ta Kahn who is the Deity in the fabled city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, renowned for it's Mayan Pyramids. He is often depicted in an Aero Ship. Also, he is often seen at the controls of his triangular ship.

Star Beings are depicted here emerging from triangular shaped ships.

We see here a petroglyph of a triangular shaped ship. We can clearly see the retro flares representing the ship�s propulsion and movement. The figure inside the ship represents the Star Beings. Below the ship, we see the earth people. To the left of the ship we see the representation of the four peoples as is found in the Hopi petroglyphs of Arizona.

Here we are told of the emergence of the Star Beings, the 2 horned Priest, from either a dimensional time portal or a ship. Note the interesting configuration and Sacred Geometry.

- Wolf Lodge

Rock Art in Arkansas

Arkansas possesses one of the richest concentrations of rock art in eastern North America. Human, animal, geometric, and abstract motifs are rendered in carved and pecked (petroglyph), painted (pictograph), and combination styles.



The Yei are supernatural Holy People who communicate between the Navaho and their gods. They are usually shown carrying pine boughs, yucca strips and rattles in healing ceremonies. Each petroglyph is hand crafted reflecting images and messages inspired by the Ancient Ones. Native stones are carefully selected for each petroglyph with no two alike.


The Kokopelli is the humped-back flute player thought to be a fertility god. This figure has appeared in both Anasazi and Hohokum culture, and was adopted by later Native American cultures. Each petroglyph is hand crafted reflecting images and messages inspired by the Ancient Ones. Native stones are carefully selected for each petroglyph with no two alike.


These symbols were taken from a stone wall in the Village of the Great Kivas in New Mexico. Note the human, animal, snake and spiral figures, which were common to the area. Each petroglyph is hand crafted reflecting images and messages inspired by the Ancient Ones. Native stones are carefully selected for each petroglyph with no two alike.



two Males - Ascending Spirit - two Females

Holy Ghosts and the Priests


Stone Age petroglyphs found in Azerbaijan , home to a close friend of mine, named Magdalena.

The petroglyphs of Gobustan were not discovered by an archeological expedition. In fact, their revelation came about quite by accident. In the 1930s, work was going on there in a stone quarry. The area is full of huge boulders and rock formations. One of the quarry workers noticed some unusual carvings on the rocks. The more the rocks were cut out, the more the paintings could be seen. (Before they had been hidden from view inside a huge pile of boulders.) Even more paintings were found inside what appeared to be man-made caves. Work at the quarry soon stopped so that the paintings could be examined more carefully.

In 1939, archeologist Isaak Jafarzade began the first archeological investigation of the petroglyphs at Gobustan. Between 1940 to 1965, teams identified and documented approximately 3,500 individual rock paintings on 750 rocks. The most ancient petroglyphs have been identified as belonging to the 12-8th century B.C. However, it is assumed that life existed here even earlier and that Gobustan was one of the cradles of civilization. This research was published in a book entitled "Gobustan" in 1978.

Images of dancers - perhaps depicting a ritual or initiation of some kind.

The bottom row shows images of hunters.

In the top image - the reed boats are similar to images found in Scandinavia. Here we are told of the emergence of the Star Beings, the 2 horned Priest, from either a dimensional time portal or a ship. Note the interesting configuration and Sacred Geometry.


Cave paintings may be 'oldest yet'

The paintings show a human figure with the head of an animal.

November 1, 2000 - BBC

What may be the world's oldest known cave paintings have been discovered in northern Italy. They are between 32,000 and 36,500 years old.

Archaeologists have found tablets of stone showing images of an animal and a human-like creature.

The discovery adds to evidence that people living when Europe was in the grip of the last Ice Age were more sophisticated than was once thought.

The painted slabs were discovered in Fumane Cave, near Verona. Previously this cave has provided stone tools and other evidence of occupation.

Symbolic human

Apparently, the slabs on which the drawings were found had fallen from the cave roof and become embedded in the floor.

A four-legged beast? Image: Alberto Broglio

Alberto Broglio of the University of Ferrara said the paintings were covered with calcite that made the original red ochre finish difficult to see. Archaeologists have now removed much of the calcite.

Like many stone drawings from the distant past they are enigmatic and difficult to interpret. On one of the slabs is an unknown, probably symbolic, four-legged beast. A human figure with the head of an animal is depicted on another slab.

The current record-holder for the oldest images are from the Grotte Chauvet in southern France, dated at about 32,000 years old.


In 1940, a cave along the river Vezere in France, was discovered to contain cave paintings that could be between 15,000 to 17,000 years old. Skeletal remains of a prehistoric man, named "the Tautavel Man," where found in Arago cave in Tautavel, France.

Paleolithic Cave Art in France.

Faces from the Ice Age May 2002 BBC News

Found carved on the floor of a cave at La Marche, France.



One of the many examples of Hawaiian ki`i p�haku (petroglyphs - ancient rock carvings) found at Waikoloa. The Hawaiian petroglyphs contain many images of the human figure. It is possible that the images evolved in complexity from the simple angular figure to triangle figures and then to muscular figures. Notice the many angles in the petroglyph.


The activity of painting or engraving rocks in Colombia may have begun before the formative period. The scarce references seem to refer to activities which occurred much sooner than just a few years before the appearance of Spanish conquistadors. The differences in rock art themes, the variety of zones, the diversity of picture forms and engravings, seem to indicate that there existed long periods of rock art activity from the paleoindian to the classic Muisca times.

More than 700 pictograph and petroglyph zones have been discovered. Some rural traditions and beliefs have developed from some of the rock art design.

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