was recently featured on Coast to Coast Am with George Noory. Our very own Randall Carlson was brought into the conversation
in the following clip at ~ 33:30 minute mark here.
George Noory “Are they specifications Raymond, the 19 plus feet high, 16 ft wide, are the specifications important, why would they or he (RC Christian) pick that type of proportion?
Raymond Wiley “So we contacted this guy Randall Carlson, who is one of the biggest experts in the country on sacred geometry. And we asked him to look at the dimension of the guidestones and see if he could find anything like the golden ratio or things like that in there, and this guy is a builder and mason by trade so he gets into the spiritual side as well, we interviewed him for the book and he didn’t find anything in the numbers that would suggest that sacred geometry or somekind of something like that but he did find connections with things like Chartes Cathedral and some of the Native American sites in Chaco Canyon in the South Western United States and those had more to do with astronomical alignments than they did with measurements.”
Here is an excerpt from the book featuring Randall Carlson.
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Randall Carlson, the owner of the website Sacred Geometry International, has also been interested in the Guidestones for many years because of the magical significance that he sees in the physical properties of the structure. A professional builder who has spent over forty years researching the mysteries that surround ancient ruins, Carlson developed a fascination with Elberton’s mystery monument because it incorporate elements of what he calls “archaeoastronomy” into it’s design.
Carlson describes his primary interest, archeoastronomy, as archeological study that focuses on the theory that many of the ruins of ancient structures that have been uncovered in modern times were originally “built to reflect the Heavens.”
This seems to be a relatively simple and unthreatening idea, but Carlson contends that many other scholars are not comfortable with it. Modern historians are often inclined to portray ancient peoples as comparatively ignorant in the fields of mathematics and the sciences, he asserts, but the investigations of archeoastronomers seem to “suggest that people were much more sophisticated intellectually than the dogmatic models would acknowledge.” In order to precisely “reflect star maps” with the architecture of a monument or set of monuments such as Carlson suggests was done by the ancient Pueblo people in the tenth century at Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico — The builders would have to now a great deal about astronomy and mathematics.
In the course of his work, Randall Carlson has studied a wide variety of medieval and ancient sites, but the Georgia Guidestones seem out of place in his research, as they were only built within the last century. What drew him to Elberton’s mysterious stones was the fact that he perceived a great deal of similarities between the new monument and the older structures that he has been investigating for thirty years. The cathedral in Chartres, France, for example has an interesting analogue to the calendrical system of the Guidestones and may indeed have been R.C. Christian’s inspiration for adding such a feature to his monument. In the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, there is a stained glass window that depicts the life of Saint Apollonaire within which there is a single clear pane of glass.
Each year at high noon on the Summer Solstice, and at no other time, a ray of sunlight shines th rough this pane and falls directly on a nail that is set into an irregular rectangular flagstone on the floor. Carlson points out that this phenomenon is quite similar to the hole that is drilled into the capstone of the Guidestones monument which was intended to indicate the day of the year by directing a ray of light to the central column.
The Guidestones also have a connection to the summer solstice in the slot that pierces the central column. Through that slot, an onlooker can watch the sun rise on the summer solstice. Carlson has observed similar solsticial and equinocial alignments in “numerous” ancient structures that he has studied in the course of his research. And it was because these features in the Guidestones, that he developed an interest in the monument.
Much like ancient ruins such as Stonehenge and the Chaco Canyon Complex, the Georgia Guidestones has the ability to act as both a solar and a lunar calendar by virtue of its very architecture. This physical connection between earthly bodies and heavenly ones seems to Carlson to speak of a “magical mindset” on the part of the architects, in this case, R.C. Christian.