BOOK REVIEW: Earth in the Balance: Thomas Mills' 'The Book of Truth' and 'Stonehenge If This Was East': Hopi Creation Story May Hold Key to Why Ancients Built Pyramids

Reviewed by David M. Kinchen
BOOK REVIEW: Earth in the Balance: Thomas Mills' 'The Book of Truth' and 'Stonehenge If This Was East': Hopi Creation Story May Hold Key to Why Ancients Built Pyramids
I feel the earth - move - under my feet
I feel the sky tum-b-ling down - tum-b-ling down
 -- Carole King, from her 1971 hit song   "I Feel The Earth Move" from her "Tapestry" album

You may not literally feel the earth move -- unless you're in the midst of an earthquake in California, Alaska, Missouri or the East Coast -- but author Thomas O. Mills opines in "The Book of Truth: A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation Story" (lulu.com, 116 pages, $19.95) and "Stonehenge If This Was East" (lulu.com, 44 pages, $14.95) that balancing the planet Earth was as vital as balancing the tires on your car or truck.


Pyramids clustered along the 15th and 30th north parallels of latitude? Think about the balancing weights on your wheels to make the vehicle run true and smooth. In the two companion books, Mills, a retired railroader who lives in coastal central California, says that the Hopi Indian creation story explains many things that he believes are actual and can be proven, and therefore true.
BOOK REVIEW: Earth in the Balance: Thomas Mills' 'The Book of Truth' and 'Stonehenge If This Was East': Hopi Creation Story May Hold Key to Why Ancients Built Pyramids



In an email to me, Mills explains: "The story starts out by saying that the Creator was looking for a place to create as he traveled through space and he found Earth. The only problem was, the planet was out of balance. The Creator instructed a Female companion and his Nephew to correct this problem. This suggests to me that the Creator had a sister, a brother-in-law, parents, and that he was not alone when he came here in the beginning." 


In the 1970s, teenager Tom Mills helped his mother run the Hopi Cultural Center at Second Mesa on the Hopi Indian Reservation about 60 miles north of Winslow, Arizona, where his mother owned a restaurant that -- unlike many others in the town -- didn't discriminate against Hopi, Navajo and other Native American diners. They didn't have to pick up their meals at the back door; they were welcomed. And they in turn welcomed Tom and his mom into their culture.


As he studied the Hopi creation myth, young Tom Mills wondered "How does one go about stabilizing a planet? Why are all the largest pyramids located between the 15th and the 30th latitudes in Mexico, China, and Egypt? Were they all tombs? In reality, are not all pyramids just weights, heavy rocks stacked up in the shape of pyramids? No one really knows who built them or how, but we do know they were built at different periods of time in Earths history. To me they are very similar to the small weights that we put on our automobile tires." 
BOOK REVIEW: Earth in the Balance: Thomas Mills' 'The Book of Truth' and 'Stonehenge If This Was East': Hopi Creation Story May Hold Key to Why Ancients Built Pyramids

Most people don't know this, but the pyramids of Egypt weren't built to contain the bodies of dead pharoahs, Mills writes. The passages aren't big enough to negotiate with the large caskets that contained the embalmed bodies. "No Pharoah, treasure, gold, or precious stones have ever been found in a pyramid,"  Mills writes. (Page 49).

Here's a link to a blog by Mills explaining his theories:  
http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/a-hopi-connection-with-other-ancient-sites/

The Hopi creation story -- or myth -- starts out by saying that the Creator was looking for a place to create as he traveled through space and he found Earth. The only problem:  the planet was out of balance. The Creator instructed a Female companion and his Nephew to correct this problem. This suggests to me that the Creator had a sister, a brother-in-law, parents, and that he was not alone when he came here in the beginning, Mills writes.
 
After the Nephew and his Female companions task was completed, a set of twins, one on each pole, was formed or created. The twin located on the north pole was for balance, and the one located on the south pole for vibration, and together they kept the Earth rotating properly and in balance, Mills says. 

"The Hopi Creation Story explains many things that I believe are actual and can be proven, and therefore true," he adds.

"What is located on each pole that is a twin, or the same thing, that can come and go at different periods of time? Ice. Could the weight of the ice have an influence on the Earths rotation and balance? I believe so. 

"The Hopi believe that after the Earth was stabilized the Creator  created four races of man; black, yellow, red, and white, placed them around the earth with different guardians in different locations to balance out the planet, and taught them different languages, customs, religions, and beliefs. Could this explain how the black man was given Africa, the yellow man Asia, the red man the Americas, etc.? Did only yellow monkeys evolve in Asia? Did only black colored molecules evolve and crawl out of the sea in Africa? How did this happen? If climate could cause these changes wouldn't white people living in Africa be turning black, black people turning red in the Americas? 

"The Hopi believe this is the fourth time the Creator has had to come back and start the creation cycle over again. Mankind did not respect the planet or His teachings, causing the twins to leave their post, and there was a great flood. James White, a climatologist at the University of Colorado states, "The top and bottom of the earth turned sharply warmer at the same time 12,500 years ago, suggesting that some climate change events once thought to be regional may have affected the entire planet." An article in the November 1998 issue of Science stated, "Temperatures increased more than 20 degrees and this happened within a typical human's lifetime." 



"The same thing is happening today in our lifetime as we approach the end of the fourth creation cycle. The Earths polar ice caps are melting. This moisture has to go somewhere. Water only comes in three forms; water, vapor, or ice. If it is not ice what will it be? Skeptics say that global warming is untrue and that floods, fires, tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes have always been here, nothing has changed. But something has changed, our polar ice caps are melting. This is not the first time this event has happened and the possible results are not looking good." 

Wow! Moving poles! Giving earthlings a second, even a third chance. Maybe some were wiped out in great floods like the one in the Old Testament. Some 12,500 years ago Niagara Falls began flowing at its present location, the Nile River moved to its present location, and Charles Hapgood, in his book "Path of the Poles"  believes there was a transition of the poles that moved the north poles to its present location. Hugh amounts of water were moving around the planet after the poles melted. 

Mills: "We just had floods of biblical proportions in Australia, devastating tornadoes in Missouri, and record snow falls on the Sierra Mountains and that was just on New Years Day." 

 Mills says that scientists posit that some day the North Pole will be ice free because it's constantly moving. He cites  NASA climate scientist Jay Zwally who wrote in the December 2007 issue of Science, "At this rate the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice free at the end of the summer by 2012, much faster than previous predictions." 

So we might have to follow the example of our ancestors when the Earth starts to wobble: Build pyramids!
 "Is building pyramids in our near future? Its not really how big an object is, its the amount of weight the object is out of balance, it could be the weight of all the pyramids combined. I believe the murals of Egypt show this weight, as the weight of a feather," Mills says.

In the companion volume, "Stonehenge If This Was East", Mills uses the Hopi Truth Wheel to decode many of the ancient unanswered mysteries concerning Stonehenge, the Avenue of the Dead, the Aztec Sun Stone, Chichen Itza, Monte Alban, the Mayan Ball Courts,the Pyramid Complex and the Valley of the Kings, tying the results together to explain our past, present, and future. 

I asked Mills if it was possible that the pyramids were built by ancient astronauts from another planet or even another galaxy. This is the theory of Erich Anton Paul von Däniken, author of "Chariots of the Gods? and other books. The ideas of the now 76-year old Swiss author have been discredited by scientists, but who knows?
All Mills would tell me was that he had read the books of the controversial Swiss theorist, whose books sold in the millions of copies.
If you want to explore strange new ideas, by all means read the two books by Tom Mills. You'll look at pyramids in a whole new way.
Tom's Blog: http://hopicreationstory.wordpress.com/

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