Why have cultures since the Palaeolithic age, from the Ice Age cave artists of Europe to the Pyramid Builders of Egypt, directed their attention to a specific area of the sky marked by the stars of the constellation of Cygnus, the celestial swan? Why did they see it as the gateway to the afterlife, reached via the so-called Path of Souls, the Milky Way itself? Why did they see Cygnus as the place of origin of human souls and the destination of the soul in death? Finally, why did the ancients believe that from this direction came the Music of the Spheres, the inaudible cosmic sounds produced by the celestial heavens, and why did both the Egyptians and the Hindus see the cosmic goose, a symbol of Cygnus, as the source of cosmic creation?
The key is in the fact that from this area of the sky comes a unique form of cosmic ray that might well have been responsible for leaps in human evolution since the dawn of humanity around 200,000 years ago. They come from a neutron star known as Cygnus X-3, and its impact on both humanity and any alien civilisations existing between earth and Cygnus.
We look at Cygnus X-3, the importance of the Milky Way, and how you yourselves can connect with and even see cosmic rays, and what deep cave environments have been so important since the Palaeolithic age. We look closely at sites like the Great Pyramid and Gobekli Tepe to better understand why their builders focused on the Cygnus constellation to bridge the connection between this world and the next.
In addition to this, we will explore how these ideas go back beyond even humanity’s own existence and came originally from a lost human population called the Denisovans, who are arguably the lost giants of myth and legend.