By Steven & Evan Strong
Special Thanks to Sandra Wafer & Ros Mulder
When Ros first contacted us in regard to purchasing a cluster of marked rocks from America, this time around I was more open and far less unsure of where this would lead. Unlike the first appearance of the rings, metal objects or skulls, which, to begin with, were well outside our understandings or comfort zone, she had previously bought a rock found in Wisconsin. That rock is a magnificent creation which is a very powerful healing and mediation rock, with markings very similar to many Original sacred rocks. Even though Ros did not send a photograph or supply a detailed description, the idea that both American and Australian rocks were identical in messages and manufacture was already agreed upon and amply proven.
Someone with either a cynical or pragmatic leaning may suggest that the Wisconsin rock does look similar to some Original rocks in markings and artificial coating, but that this is merely a coincidence. The problem with such a superficial critique is that an ancient marked rock found in Calgary, was recently measured for the angles of inclination by Dr. Derek Cunningham. There are in total twenty-one angles on that Canadian rock, of which nineteen can also be found on the Australian ‘Rosetta Stone’ for First Global Language, Ros’ Rock 1. The chances that nineteen angles are shared on both rocks, knowing that the measurements are so exact with some angles extending to two decimal places, are less than infinitesimal. Then throw into this angular mix a marked stone found in a tunnel beneath the Bosnian Pyramid with fifteen angles, of which all fifteen can be also found on Ros Rock 1, and this form of ancient linear communication not only includes Australia and America, but everywhere else.
An ancient Australian Original genetic and skeletal presence in America is well documented. Dr. Walter Neves has fifty-five very old Original skulls found in South America which are under his custodianship, the oldest skeleton yet found in America, Penon Woman, is twenty-five thousand years old and is not Asian, but Original. Extensive genetic studies of Indigenous Amazonian tribes conducted recently by six universities found the strongest connection is not local, but to the Australian and Papua New-Guinean people. Dates of pre-Clovis occupation run back to at least fourty thousand years, and in many cases well into six figures.
“They Look the Same”(1)
Having dispensed with any objection to the truth that Original people were in America (and everywhere else) way back, we can now begin an examination and comparison of the eight rocks from Oregon Ros successfully bidded for. From first mention until arrival through the post, every time we spoke about these foreign guests, Ros kept returning to the primary motivator for purchasing, they looked so similar to many of the Australian Original rocks found in the Star Rocks collection.
There could be no other reaction, upon opening the package it took some time to get past that same involuntary observation. Everything was identical, nothing on these rocks was out of the ordinary. The same coat, markings, manufacture, colour, depth, contrasting base-rock, pecks, variation in lines and polishing, the only difference is a distance of more than ten thousand kilometres between residences. Among all of the similarities, undeniably the uniformity of colour and type of veneer that coats most of the rocks from Oregon is the mandatory starting point. Every colour here is also part of Australian stone package.
Not only is the first rock selected the largest and most dramatic, it also has the same coat and colour of most of this Oregon ensemble. Having the largest coat and being the biggest of the batch (12.5 cms x 10.5 cms) it has more to look at and hold. No matter where it is held, the consistency of the smooth dark brown coat, verging on black, remains constant.
That colour is a very popular selection and application as many Original coats bear testimony to the same thin dark covering. The five rocks chosen from the Original ensemble to compare veneers against are by no means the only candidates. Not only is the colouring identical with some of the rocks and less so with those of a slightly more weathered facade, but when examining the manner of marking of the Original rock to the immediate left, one could be excused if assuming the same hand and tools were used on both rocks. The varying width of lines, imprinting and pecking, even down to a very similar base rock, are virtually carbon copies of each other.
A brief physical check-up of the first Oregon rock reveals imprinted or stamped shapes, a strong reflection to nearly any light sources, continuous engraved lines crossing sides and extensive re-cutting along the two main sets of lines during ceremony, which are all indicators of Amerindian technology during very old times when the world was global in lifestyle and compassion. Needless to state, but we will anyway, is the complete duplication in Australia of everything compared.
However, as brief as this first comparative sortie and comparison is, to not even mention the mystical aspect and inherent knowledge within these rocks would be an insult to culture and Spirits. The compulsory first step, finding the proper grip, has become progressively easier over the years through the handling hundreds of Original rocks. Of late, my ability to find and negotiate the thumb’s resting place has been rapid-fire. I remember when first inspecting this reasonably large arrival, I already felt comfortable at first glance that the location was already revealed. That smug expectation is now a casualty of a lazy approach and about five hours in transit until the rock finally fell into place and palm. A tricky grip, hardest yet to unlock, but with so many kinks, angles and smooth planes the detours were many, but it does have a way in, and it is now open. As to how far in and what still remains …
It is quite heavy and although a male rock, quite introspective in inclination. The roughed up and cut section on the tip is both the exit point and location where the tip of the thumb rests curled inwards. What confirms this specific style of passive and private interaction is that the main engraved line is also a perfect fit and resting ledge for the right index finger as it curls around the rock. Together with nothing extended and everything inverted, that means the energy/power generated does not exit outwards in a beam, but it is circular in disposition and returns to the sender.
The energy within is primarily positive and productive, there is a strong sense of healing within, but that is more an intuitive guess. My first take is that this is a wisdom rock, which carries within stories that relate to one tribal location, and it is that geography that dictates the shapes and waterways cut into the rock. At this early stage of first introductions, with the huge expanse of ocean, distances apart, different languages and their recent arrival, all that can be stated at present is that outside sensing a profound wisdom within and a degree of acceptance as to my interest, I suspect our time together is far from complete.
“Is This a Women’s Rock?”(2)
From the first time this rock touched skin, it felt so female. Outside a brief report kindly supplied by Sandra from Oregon (the person from Oregon Ros bought the rocks from), we still do not know the name of the local tribe, or their history. To compound the difficulties, at this juncture we have no American Indigenous guidance to draw from, nor any archaeology from the area to compare. Even so, this feels so female, so elegant and so alike in a smaller scale to the previous rock. It is possible they form and balanced gender partnership. The coats are totally the same, as is the colouring of the greyish base rock they both share.
Kinship and gender balance aside, the smaller rock is not a duplicate when it comes the markings made, the script and style is the only thing the separates them, as it should if they are male and female messages. Upon closer inspection there are three very fine incisions, barely wider than a strand of hair, that mark out the central point in width of each of these lines. The cut is the width of a razor blade and identical in operation and presentation to the cut lines found on Ros’ Rock 2.
Maintaining the pattern of similarities that span continents, the width, peculiar arrangement of somewhat irregular geometry found on the Oregon rock is replicated with a sizeable lashing of antiquity and weathering on an Australian Original star rock. Yes, it is considerably frayed and obscure, but in its younger pristine state with more definition, sharpness and intensity in colour, the two rocks would have been rightly considered family.
It is not a particularly imposing or large rock, measuring at its widest margins 6 cms x 4.3 cms. The thin upper coat is the same dark brown verging on black and has also been heavily polished. The engraved message/revelation is primarily three thick curved lines accompanied by a few pecks and two imprints clustered in one area, which may indicate it is dedicated to a meeting place where ley lines converge. In total the markings are few, but that does not negate its importance. In fact, the opposite is more likely, this holding and mediation rock has been an integral part of many ‘soft’ women’s ceremonies. And because of this, being a women’s rock, my reading of the mystical side of this sacred object is rudimentary.
What has been shown to me, via the use of two copper dowsing rods, is that this particular rock creates a strong reaction whenever the rods cross its exit point. This extent of this distance of reaction, is as yet, unknown, but at present whether ten metres or one metre, the movement of the rods is the same in strength and speed. The other seven rocks also react, but sometimes it is subtler or localised, with two extending close to two metres from rock central before the rods return to the ‘rest position.’ Above and beyond whatever contribution the other seven rocks made in synchronicity with the rods, none came close in the scope of effect or speed in rotation.
Not only female, its magic seems to be the strongest of the eight and is in keeping with the reality that women’s magic was always known to be more powerful than men’s magic.
An “Old Indian Trading Camp”(3)
Ros bought the eight rocks from Sandra Wafer, they were all found on her families’ property that was originally part of an “old Indian Camp.”(4) The closest white-fella settlement is “Springfield Oregon”(5) and in being more specific, Sandra stated that the rocks were found in the “Camus Valley”(6) and while very close to “the junction of two rivers,”(7) they were in the ground beside “the Coquille River.”(8)
Although dealing with very special Indigenous objects requiring details and ceremonies long gone, enough knowledge remained for Sandra to be able declare that the rocks were definitely found on “sacred ground.”(9) That may well be the only definite we have to work from, but it seems undeniable that if the stones were deliberately stored on “sacred ground”(10) they too, must be “sacred”(11) through their permanent residence, special presentation and close association.
With the existence of a sacred role and/or powers within confirmed, that is not only in accord with so many of the rocks in our ensemble, but yet again presents the same empirical dilemma. All mention of any form cognition, mystical intent or independence of a rock is automatically dismissed as utterly unscientific and totally subjective in pedigree. Nevertheless, the Old Way keepers disagree, and that has always been our path in blending science and the esoteric, and with Sandra’s guidance, will be again, when delving into all sides of ancient American relics and Lore. And that sacredness will certainly be a focal point when examining all Oregon rocks.
A Mini-Ros’ Rock 1
This rock was at first glance the least physically appealing of the eight, however, despite its apparent physical bland facade, this rock was so much a part of a genre of rocks that all fit into prescribed patterns of shape and markings. It was actually the one I gravitated towards first. Simply because, for us, this rock proves conclusively that these American rocks conform to an Australian proto-type and model.
By all rights and features, we should have opened with this rock, after all our main brief in this article is to establish an incontestable link between Oregon and Australian rocks. Together the first two marked black rocks present powerful cases in the positive, while this rock needs no supporting testimony, the case is closed and verdict in agreement given automatically. However, once acknowledging a common link few but me would recognise, my eyes were drawn to other more appealing and intriguing creations, principally the two rocks previously discussed. If there was an Oregon rock-beauty contest of the eight, number three would come last. Neither attractive, the smallest of the ensemble of eight (3.8 cms x 2.5 cms x2.6 cms) and certainly not striking or dramatic in appearance from a distance, it all looks like indiscriminate scratchings on a bland rectangular shaped dark brown pebble.
The truth is, it is everything else but random or haphazard, but part of a very strict set of geometric and contextual settings. This genre goes all the way back to Ros’ Rock 1, which is arguably the most important rock found on this planet. This magnificent rock sets a prescribed shape, number of faces, markings, one almost blank face and other scripted obligations that are compulsory if to be categorised as belonging to this very special group of star rocks. All rocks of this Australian classification, of which there were five before Oregon 3 turned up, must defer to a strict format. They must have four ‘rectangularish’ sides with two squarer top and bottom plates. All sides are rounded, smooth and level, and five faces are heavily and lightly marked with the last blank or carrying one fine line. In every respect the same can be said for this Oregon rock, it ticks every Australian box.
Although the narratives and style of engraving is markedly different to the two earlier rocks from Oregon, the coat and underlying base rock is the same. The thin spidery script is constant, there may be variations in the arrangement of these lines between faces, but together this is surely spirit writing-a style of ancient writing we first heard about when Amerindian Elders spoke of a sinewy thin type of writing cut into sacred rocks. Most of the smaller versions of Ros Rock 1 also have the same spirit writing.
All lines are the same width and style, there is not one straight line, and due to this absence, nothing chronicled concerns Aliens, the Pleiades or UFO content. This is solely earthly mystical content and sacred because of the complex nature of the narrative engraved. At present, I am not inclined to believe this rock has a powerful magical capacity or presence. It seems to be more a record of a place and mystical concerns, than a stone device of symbiotic inclination and function.
The idea that the central line which crosses many panels represents the same river it was found next to at different locations and stages of flow, resonates. Especially so, when one panel has a central creek-like line with ten much smaller lines/creeks attached and flows on to two other sides.
Much Earlier Business
The next rock is unlike the first three in antiquity by a considerable amount. The coat is patchy and worn, the lines faded and often almost lost, and the lines themselves are much thinner than the first two, but far more exact and geometric. The lines are straight and the arcs consistent, the problem is that these engravings were all thin to begin with, and the passing of tens of thousands of years has seen a loss of definition and vibrancy.
The stone has been coated but not shaped and still retains its original shape. It is rare to see a star rock that has not been altered to some degree, in most cases they are completely reworked, but of course there is one Australian rock that is fashioned in the same mixed orientation of precision in cut and natural features and kinks in the stone palette. Outside that one compatriot, this is the only rock from Oregon that does not have multiple match ups to Australian Original sacred rocks.
There are three sides to this rock, and all have the same type of markings. All lines are straight and arcs geometric. There is no retouching here, it was cut once and never added to since. There is one flatter and slightly smoother side and no exit point. So, this rock is not meant to project energy, whether positive or negative, outwards. As to whether it has the potential to interact with the person holding the rock, is a work in progress. My suspicion is that there is something there, but that it is mid-level at best, as we feel it is principally a star chart. The mystical aspect is a secondary record to the journeys through the stars.
Because of the dominance of exact lines this is the only rock entirely devoted to Star Language business. It measures 7 cms x 4.2 cms, with a few clusters of dots, which we feel represents stars that act as background and reference point to the straight lines. This rock could be a series of charts of paths taken in reaching the Earth.
A Separate Foundation
The next rock to be examined is also an au natural piece, in that it seems this rock has also been left in its original state, with the small exception of a small flat base that can stand upright and support the weight of the rock, this rock has no smooth or level sections. What it does not share with the previous rock is any sign of wear and tear, the sheen on the coat is still strong, the coat is consistent in depth and colour, and more importantly from a contextual viewpoint, there is no geometry, straight lines or common alignment on display.
The top thin coat is the same typical dark brown colour, but where this rock stands apart in different geology is the base rock, it is not the same grey shared by the first four rocks, but more a cream brown with a tinge of red. What is noticeable about this coat is that it is yet another example of a of a heavily polished rock, the reflection from any source, no matter how subdued the light, is nearly mirror-like.
The marking, lines and imprints do not adhere to any geometric model. Every line is bent or crooked, there are no rounded edges, flat level surfaces or a dominant central line or shape. To be honest the markings are so mixed, irregular and scattered, it all looks so erratic and random, but there are too many widths of cut, opposing lines and oblique angles. What can be seen is beyond any form of natural striation or abrasion, as that would necessitate a common angle of cut and movement. The reality is that it looks very ‘landformish’ in setting and gives the impression this rock is dedicated to the geography of a sacred site.
In seeking a comparative Australian counterpart, there were a few candidates, but the one chosen is so close in shape, markings, base rock and general disarray, and also has one small flattened base. In fact, outside a very small variation in colour, in that the Original rock is a touch browner, they are identical.
It is a holding rock, sits in the hand comfortably and locating the grip is an easy task. It ‘feels’ and looks very male. Is there magic within, well it is there, but needs a lot more time and personal contact than given by me at present, that much I know to be true. But how to get in? That needs more time and thought than I am able to muster right now. I will come back to this task, but for now, we will take a ‘rain check’ and return soon enough.
Rocks in Ceremony
All the rocks from Oregon are sacred, whether found in Australia, America or anywhere else in the Cosmos, that fact remains in perpetuity. In times when Nature was the first priority, these rocks were revered, used in ceremony, meditated with, healed, advised and kept an ’eye’ on humans and their motives. No-one ever questioned the awareness or independence of these rocks, nor did they ever doubt some of these rocks went much further when dealing with humans.
We have killing rocks, healing rocks, wisdom rocks, women’s rocks, men’s rocks, war rocks, peace rocks, magic rocks, communication rocks and rocks with assigned roles well beyond our limited understanding. To touch or interfere with a sacred or star rock without the right to do so, always ends badly, that was known by all long ago. Whether a curse, accident or sudden death, that transgression was first set in and through stone and outside the control of any mortal. For most Original people in tribal days even looking at these stones was forbidden.
We know one ceremony in Australia witnessed in the 1930’s, where two triangular cylcons were bought to a campfire by two Clever-fellas, no-one raised their head until the rocks were placed by the fire. The ceremony was orchestrated by the two keepers of these stones, and no-one else dared to even look or attract their attention. Once the ceremony was completed, the Elders led the party away from the camp site with the rocks still laying in the dirt, to be collected by the Keepers later when the timing was right. Of course, no Original person would ever dare touch or pick them up, but this ceremony was also witnessed by non-Original archaeologists and their volunteer party at a discreet distance. And once the Original tribe had disappeared over a hill, two of the ‘guests’ made their way down to the same location and picked up (stole) both the cylcons and walked away none the wiser.
That theft highlighted the fundamental difference in how sacred rocks are regarded not so long ago, they are at best a geological or valuable curio in many non-Original eyes, such people could never see a royal telephone to the Spirits or the Guardians of the planet inside any rock. The Oregon eight are holy, sacred time capsules that bear witness to so much over such a long period of time. They know humans far better than we know ourselves. In the Old Days, all humans knew this, nowadays rock-knowledge is almost extinct. We mine, crush, explode and erode rocks, but no-one asks for permission or seeks counsel with the rocks, especially since a real big hole in the ground and the massive profits to be made are now the dominant sacred icons.
The next Oregon rock is a habitual attender at ceremonies over a long, long time. So much so, the rock has been cut hundreds upon hundreds of times, it had to be, otherwise none of the ceremonies would have been conducted. This rock is both spiritual, magic and getting smaller by degrees and incisions.
This rock is yet another that does not have a grey base rock, it is more like the previous rock with a creamy brown colour. But once again, none of these rocks are the same, and the markings on this one are certainly unlike any of the other seven rocks. The rock has been extensively recut, this is a reasonably common technique used on many Australian rocks, each cut will represent a sacred ceremony, and in some cases the straightness of line and exactness in geometry is flawless, with others the lines and imprints may appear to the ‘uncultured’ eye to have no binding theme or style.
The comparative Original rock chosen is a little older and more worn and frayed, but past that concession to many extra years, there is the same re-cutting, crooked lines of varying widths, a very similar base rock and size. As is the case with the six Oregon rocks to be briefly discussed, each has one to many Australian counterparts and the same can be said for the last two of the eight, but once again when investigating a cluster of new rocks there is always a cut-off point where interest wanes and concentration waivers, and I believe we, and myself, have reached that point. So, for the last two there will be no comparison and one paragraph on each rock will suffice.
A very smooth coat of the same dark colour as many others, this rock is more untouched than it is marked. The most noticeable non-contribution is the almost total absence of any line whether straight or bent. Outside one very thin line of one centimetre in length everything else is a peck or imprint and there is not that many of either. Very polished, barely scratched or damaged, we suspect this rock has seen very little time in the elements and most of its time sheltered and protected.
The last of the eight, was always going to be at the back of the line. There is no other position, simply because it looks nothing like the other seven, was made for a completely purpose and because of this, this rock is totally different in geology and presentation. It is an intensively worked flake, that may have been used as a spear point or barb, or perhaps had a more ceremonial role. Irrespective of what purpose it served, the light-brown base rock has no coat, was heavily chipped down one side and appears to be utilitarian in application. Having said that, it is hedged with one equivocation, in that the one side was fully and expertly chipped and at ready to be attached to a spear, but it wasn’t, it was left unattached and unused. At present that best we can do is offer an each-way bet, it is either ceremonial or a discard that didn’t quite ‘scrub up’ and was thrown away. The problem being if it did fail to meet the standards of the knapper, why did it end up alongside seven rocks of undoubted spiritual and ceremonial integrity?
Eight Plus Nine Equals One
We were sent eight rocks from Oregon and compared them against nine rocks from Australia and it all came out the same. They shared everything and contradicted nothing, simply because both sets of rocks abide to the same founding principles.
That common truth remains on solid ground irrespective of whether the rocks are magical and act symbiotically with its human host. That mystical component is a separate issue and does not contradict the undeniable physical similarities between rocks separated by thousands of kilometres of ocean. All that is needed to accept that this cross-continent rock replication is real and obvious, is a semi-functioning set of eyes and a mind still able to ask sensible questions. The reason Ros was so enthusiastic in wanting to purchase offshore is simple, the rocks from Oregon do have their origin in Original Australia. The reason why I made sure those rocks were the next subject to be discussed, is simply because she was right and the textbooks and experts are wrong, yet again!
(1)-(2): Ros Mulder, 2020, Personal Communication To Steven Strong.
(3)-(11) Sandra Wafer, Personal Communication to Steven Strong.