Georgia Guide Stones
The Georgia Guide Stones.
Backstory and Context
There are ten messages engraved on the Georgia Guide Stones in eight different languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. Also the engraved principles are:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature
The four main granite slabs were aligned with the celestrial poles, while the centre stone was drilled with the an eye-level hole oriented with the North Star and a slit aligned with the with the Sun's solstices and equinoxes. The capstone, having its own slit, was to act as a calendar, revealing the date at noon each day when the sun shone through. (BBC.com)
The Guide Stones have been featured on the Travel Channel episode "Mysteries at the Museum: Monumental Mysteries Special" featuring Don Wildman, the web series Guidstones, Brad Meltzer's Decoded episode "Apocalypse in Georgia", the documentary titled The Georgia Guidestones Movie, and also featured in the "New World Order" episode of the History Channel series America Unearthed.