Friday, March 6, 2015

The Valkyrie Code

M Snyder

Le Tene (Switzerland) Sword 
of the 
Valkyrie Golden Viper Cult
ca. 400 BC

Vipers run from the hilt to the point and return

They remind you that:
"Death flows from hand to victim, 
then its bitterness flows back as a realization"

Prehistoric survival required knowledge of approximate astronomy, largely based on knowledge of the location of north; at one time true north was not the North Star, but Cygnus, the swan constellation in the Milky Way. This constellation is at the root of many bird mythologies. The importance of this knowledge was preserved in symbol and in tradition – feathered cloaks, bird goddesses, and fairies wings are a few symbolic remnants. 

During the Paleolithic Era, 12,500 BC, mythologies and oral tradition began to symbolize the human condition. Stories about storks bringing babies, swans nurturing and comforting babies, and taking their young souls to heaven if they died, represented the importance of these animals in the life sustaining cycles of the time. These stories connected birds with true North – Cygnus the Swan. By 9000 BC, during the Allerød, “mother” swans appear, anthropomorphic creatures created to symbolize the nurturing and protecting of little ones by nature and mothers. During the Boreal, 7000 BC, the mother-swans became human mothers with beautiful wings; these zoomorphic creatures became goddess-like in their cultural role. By 5000 BC, swan-mothers also comforted, protected, and escorted the souls of dead, brave young men to heaven. 

By 450 AD these swan-ladies became Valkyries, beautiful war-like loyal women at the battlefield, fighting alongside the men, taking the souls of dead soldiers to heaven. Valkyries are associated with the bright rays of the sun - the Fire of the Valkyries. Golden-haired women, with dazzling white arms and armor; they accompanied the brave fighters on the battlefield, riding swift horses or wolves during conflicts and wars. During more peaceful times, Valkyries became family-oriented beings who married, had babies, and nurtured the good.  

These golden haired ladies of the battle became legendary warriors, with swords and spears, and could decide the course of a battle, escorting heroes to Valhalla over Bitfrost (the rainbow). The heroes received mead (ambrosia) and were dressed in shining robes which are associated with clouds. Over time Valkyries became the ones to decide who was slain. Nymphs from Wotan’s (Odin’s) palace, messengers of the gods, and war-leaders, these beautiful women incited heroes to battle by their love and bravery, guided the soldiers, and tended to the wounded and the souls of the dead. They became known as Odin’s Warriors of Asgard (now lake Azov, north of the Black Sea).  

About Symbologist Michelle Snyder

Michelle earned her post-graduate degree at the University of Wales, decoding prehistoric images, mythology, folklore, and fairy tales and tracing them to their roots. She is an author, columnist, publisher, artist, and teacher. Her artwork, inspired by her love of symbolism and folklore, has appeared in galleries from Massachusetts to California. Michelle is co-owner of White Knight Studio.
Books by Michelle, available at Amazon:


Symbology ReVision: Unlocking Secret Knowledge  
Symbology: Hidden in Plain Sight
Symbology: My Art and Symbols 
Symbology: Fairy Tales Uncovered 
Symbology: Decoding Classic Images 
Symbology: World of Symbols 
Symbology: Secrets of the Mermaids


NEW!!! The Fairy Tales: Once-Upon-A-Time Lessons, first book


A Tale of Three Kingdoms: Book One - The Lost Unicorn


A Tale of Three Kingdoms: Book Two - The Lost Mermaid

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Astronomical Advances in Prehistory

Altamira, Spain, 16,000 BC
Origin of the hexagram diagramming sunrises and sets of equinoxes and solstices.
Translation by Duncan-Enzmann - See:  An Ancient Star

For your reference: Timeline developed by R D Enzmann and J R Snyder listing the progress made in astronomical observations and methods in prehistory. 

Important dates, sites, and astronomical discoveries in prehistory (Duncan-Enzmann)

      BC          Site                                  Discovery
450,000 Bilzingsleben            shadows and sundials
77,000 Blombos, S. Africa    solar V
38,000 Vogelherd                    solar & lunar calendars 
29,000 Chauvet                        tetra fauna calendrics
18,000 Altamira                       overlapped solar V
14,500 Lascaux                        precession recognized
12,500 Gönnersdorf               solar azimuth
11,000 Göbekli Tepi              siting holes and slots
8500 Early Stonehenge      observatory
7500 Goseck, Carnac          find level with water, find vertical with plumb 
6500 Europe                          Venus clock, 7 planets,  Named days of the week

Camp Century, Greenland
Dates (BC) according to the Camp Century Ice Core (Duncan-Enzmann)

45,000           Hengelo Denecamp
29,000           Aurignacian
21,000           Solutrean
14,500           Lascaux
12,500           Bølling
9000              Allerød
8000              Pre Boreal
6000              Boreal  
5900 – 3750 Atlantic Grand Climate Optimum 

Now available at Amazon: 

Translations of ice age inscriptions by Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann, compiled, edited, and published by J. Robert Snyder, White Knight Studio. An extraordinary look into our prehistoric past, provided by more than 1,000 extant ice age inscriptions from Gönnersdorf, Germany, ca. 12,500 BC, now translated to reveal their exquisite stories and hidden history. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Shekinah and Ancient Megalithic Observatories

Photo: Skywise

A Duncan-Enzmann Timeline 
Bølling II, 12,000 to 11,750 BC around the Rhone-Rhine-Danube Riverway

The Jewish Shekinah is a Venus and Mercury conjunction (which means the planets appear very close to each other) occurring about every 480 years. The length of time and effort it took to keep excellent records is eloquently described by Knight and Lomas in Uriel’s Machine, summarized here, and integrated into a timeline of related events.  
Evident in prehistoric records are events such as the eight- year Venus clock cycle, and its forty-year sequence. By 3100 BC, the cycle of 480 years that comprise a Venus and Mercury conjunction cycle was known; 1,920 years cover four Venus and Mercury conjunctions; four conjunctions are needed for accurate measurement of the cycle. In 967 BC, Solomon’s temple, incorporating the Venus and Mercury 480 year cycle, was completed. By 1900 BC Abraham, and then 1450 BC Moses and his Exodus followers knew of the 480 year cycle. 

In 5120 BC observations were made at Goseck observatory, Germany, in its earliest stages. By 3200 BC, Bryn Celli Ddu and Newgrange observatories were in full operation, both brilliantly and carefully constructed for observing Venus, both built with a long history of about 1,920 years of observation behind them, a minimum of three 480 year cycles equaling 1,440 years. This dates early observations to between ca. 5120 and 4600 BC, suggesting developments in Ireland’s Boyne Valley, as earlier observatories preceded the magnificent Newgrange structure. 

photo: vagabond journey

1) ca. 10,000 BC Gobekli site observatory in Syria uses pillars and highly accurate cylindrically bored megalith sighting holes in a solar and lunar observatory, referencing the fixed stars. Likely conjunctions such as the 480 year Venus and Mercury cycle were observed and recorded.

2) ca. 8200 BC at Stonehenge and Danube, an ancient wood-henge built before Wiltshire, plow boys are depicted as the now-called Green Man.

3) ca. 7500 BC Carnac Lighthouse 

4) ca. 6500 BC Rhone-Rhine-Danube Forest Fire-Glades

5) ca. 4800 BC observations used for construction of the Newgrange Mariner’s observatory are underway

6) ca. 4400 BC megalith ocean voyagers of Grooved-Ware and related cultures have stations at Lixus, Azores, Byblos, Nabta, and Dilmun

7) ca. 4200 BC Æsir Kurgan I migration

8) 4000 BC Maes Howe viewing platform is constructed in Scotland (Ref.: The Book of Hiram by Knight and Lomas)

9) ca. 3750 BC Æsir Kurgan II migration

10) ca. 3300 BC Uruk is founded in Sumeria

11) ca. 3200 BC Newgrange Observatory is completed

12) ca. 3150 BC by sea, the “Lords of Light,” with which invaders are expelled ending the Pre-Dynastic to Dynastic Intermediate Period of turmoil, unifying Lower and Upper Egypt 

13) ca. 2900 BC with climate change, the population of Grooved-Ware Culture disappears from the British Isles

14) ca. 1002 BC Hiram of Tyre is born - a winter-Solstice child considered blessed by glowing pre-dawn Goddess Venus, as 480 year Shekinah are rare
15) ca. 900 BC Jewish Shekinah
16) ca. 700 BC From (Latin) Rome celebrates “Sol Invictus” on  December 25th, as “birthday of the Sun.”

 Similar information has been researched by Tricia McCannon and published in her book: Jesus, the explosive story of the 30 lost years and the ancient mystery religions.

Now available at Amazon: 

Translations of ice age inscriptions by Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann, compiled, edited, and published by J. Robert Snyder, White Knight Studio
An extraordinary look into our prehistoric past, provided by more than 1,000 extant ice age inscriptions from Gönnersdorf, Germany, ca. 12,500 BC, now translated to reveal their exquisite stories and hidden history. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Next Giant Leap

Jay R Snyder
White Knight Studio

1. Secrets

Recent discoveries have uncovered evidence of lost Homo Sapiens-Sapiens civilizations that were kept secret for centuries. Thousands of archaeological finds throughout Europe pieced together reveal the use of intricate geometry and advanced sciences by people previously described as merely hunter-gatherers. Ice-age languages pre-dating Sumerian cuneiform by thousands of years trace steady progress of astronomical knowledge and applications. Ancient scientific symbols exhibit understanding of physics, chemistry, geography, mathematics and geometry, and pre-date the Greek masters; this proves that we have been highly-developed, introspective problem solvers for longer than we imagined. A vast network of public utilities for surviving the Ice  Ages were improved on by later cultures thriving in warmer climates; all indicate a never-ending worldwide human interest in, and constant evaluation of, the heavens. Navigational cartography and symbol migrations indicate world ocean voyages in distant ages past. Cyclopean masonry and building skills at places such as Baalbek, Lebanon existed tens of thousands of years ago and cannot be replicated by today's engineers or machinery. The world wonders at how ancient surveyors measured their architecture and observatories, calculated latitudes of the Earth creating the divisions of time, and mapped the celestial sphere. Yet, as by example, the very same sun, moon, planets and stars remain a consistent benchmark for us today.

2. Building upon a Foundation

Sufficient are the worries of the day, but our understanding of today relies upon our understanding what has come before. Symbols and languages in use today are built on ancient common ancestry. The more we learn from our own history, the more we avoid repeating disasters from our past, and the better we are able to build our future upon the discoveries and knowledge which came before. Men and women like us prepared the world for the next generation; we now must realize we have been improving our utilities over the course of a Great Year (26,000 solar years). For this very reason  we recorded the migrations of tetra-fauna onto cave walls, inscribed our knowledge medicines for healing onto stone, bone, and ivory, and related seasons of life to the ecliptic. Great surveyors and masons of history used the stars and planets to measure time and place. Their discoveries are the foundation for the unlimited frontiers of human development.

3. Heritage of Providence

If necessity is the mother of invention, providence must therefore be its father. The ethics of 'women and children first' have been our companion all the way; there is no doubt that love has also. Childbirth and childcare remain constants as we continue around the Sun. Industries such as textiles, healthcare, education, architecture, and trade have always been necessary. Daily food, shelter, and clothing perpetually charge us with temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice. The needs of  mothers and newborns motivate vast improvements in utilities for life on Earth, and these acts of charity require hard labor. Earliest records tell stories of survival: how women provide language and textiles for their charges, as men battle the elements for their clan's survival. These are the foundations of existence that give meaning and purpose to the craft of building our world. Our human race survived Ice Ages, comet strikes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and droughts - any climate nature dishes out. That we are here is testimony to this fact.

4. Constructive Achievement

However, in addition to the rages of natural disasters, wars kill millions of our human race. New technologies have created machines of mutually-assured destruction, and our fear of their power deters us from repeating their use. The last World War ended when we shocked ourselves by using atomic power against our world. Japan has equated the power and fear of their latest natural disaster with that of what they remember from August 9, 1945. Have we finally ensured our demise after a Great Year of scientific achievement, or do we care enough to hope for an alternative ending? Atomic power should be feared as a weapon of mass destruction, but like a stone hammer, its power can be channeled and used for constructive achievement. Electricity and fossil fuel powered our engines last century, but what will power us further in this next procession of the equinoxes?  

5. The Next Giant Leap

We stand in awesome wonder on the shore and stare up into the greatest ocean we have ever seen. Ancient symbols illustrate our history of it, we have built our temples as allegories to it, we have measured our time and world by it, and we have planned our survival around it. We have the maps and formulas to explore its widths, its depths, and its heights. We have understood the reasoning and problem-solving necessary to choose a direction, chart our course, and explore it. Yes, we now have the engineering and technology to build the ultimate machine, to build and operate the ultimate engine, powered by an unlimited fuel supply, to survey this ocean in no-time. And yet, a generation of pioneers is watching their lives pass before the advantage they have provided is realized. We stand at the threshold of the next "small step for Man" enabled for our next "giant leap for Mankind"- the ultimate human endeavor. Will we build upon the advantage we've been given? With knowledge comes responsibility, and our example to follow is our heritage of providence.

Jay Snyder, publisher White Knight Studio, compiled and editied Duncan-Enzmann's translations of Ice Age inscriptions, released spring 2013. Ice Age Language: Translations, Grammar, Vocabulary is the first volume of the Enzmann Archive to be published. Duncan-Enzmann's raw translations can be seen at

Jay says: "Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann's translations of Magdalenian inscriptions from 12,500 BC have increased our historic record forever and provided invaluable information about our ancestors. Inscribed mostly by women, and predominantly about making textiles and child care, the stories which they tell are drama at its best."