Sacred Forests

Sacred Forest by George Hunt Williamson

Excerpted from “Road in the Sky” 1959:

“We were greeted by all kinds of friendly people in San Pedro de Casta who followed us up to the plateau. There were women in curious hats and bright attire, naked, dusty children, teachers from the local school, and important politicians. Figure 5: shows some of our friends with their families, and Figure 6: is the great ‘PecaGasha’ itself with a swarm of friends at its base. This will give you an idea how colossal it really is. The entire plateau is covered by a coarse, dry vegetation and is also covered by fog most of the time during seven months of the year. However, between May and September the sun turns it into a delightful place, although the nights and early mornings are very cold. The first thing that caught my eye after I was made speechless with the sight of the ‘Peca- Gasha’, was a cement block with a bronze plaque. It read: ASOCIACION PERUANA DE ASTRONOMIA.


The Peruvian Association of Astronomy determined the magnetic declination of the plateau and an aerial photograph was taken which is now in the archives of the Peruvian Air Ministry. Dr. Ruzo has been studying the relationship of the symbols represented in all the stone figures and the mathematical relationship among the figures themselves. There is no question that the position of the sculptures on the plateau and surrounding the little lakes on top indicates a general pre-established plan of the ancient priests and master builders. At the four cardinal points of the plateau we find the most outstanding and important carved figures.

I spent many days on horseback, traveling over the entire area of Marcahuasi (Markawasi). I can give you here only a little of what I saw, for to really appreciate and be thrilled by the plateau, you must see it for yourself—words are inadequate. Ouspensky, in writing of the Sphinx of Egypt, said: ‘… it had seemed to me that it would be necessary to approach it with the full equipment of a knowledge different from ours, with some new form of perception, some special kind of mathematics…’

If Ouspensky had ever seen Marcahuasi (Markawasi), he would have immediately realized that his words were even more fitting for Peru than they were for Egypt, for we must also approach the strange monoliths of the plateau with a ‘knowledge different from ours… a new form of perception… a special kind of mathematics.’ If we don’t, we are liable to go mad. There are magnificent artificial lake systems and large dams and canals. On the stones rising from the ancient water level are carved figures that once cast curious shadows on the surfaces of sacred lakes. Strangely enough, there is a small lake on the plateau today called ‘Black Lagoon’, and out of its centre rises the perfectly carved head of a scaly dinosaur-like monster as if it were just breaking the surface, resting its enormous, ponderous body on the bottom.

After studying hundreds of carvings on the plateau, Dr. Ruzo reached a startling conclusion. But the evidence was all there. Gigantic altars that could accommodate only very large life forms. How large? At least twelve feet tall. Therefore, Ruzo believes Marcahuasi (Markawasi) holds important keys to the world’s ancient mysteries—it is possibly the last ‘Sacred Forest’ in such a state of preservation. One of the great ‘Sacred Forests’ of whispered antiquity where the ‘gods’ met in council to decide the fate of the world.

When you view the figures on the plateau you feel you are looking at some longforgotten museum of the ‘Giant Gods’, for it seems that everything ever created is represented here. There are all kinds of great birds and animals from lions and elephants to camels and penguins—all of which never existed in South America. (See figure 7:, ‘The Lion’, and Figure 8:, ‘The Group of Elephants’.) In figure 8 you will find the elephants (one going away from you and others leaning against him) in the centre of the photograph. To the extreme left you will notice several stone burial ‘chulpas’ (tombs) of the Incas.

There are countless human faces representing all the races of mankind. (See figure 9: , which is called ‘La Negrita’, the colored woman.) Many great stone heads bear strong resemblance to those found on Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean, for they possess the same features with the stone hats and all that the Island statues are famous for. There is another curious figure exactly like Easter Island representations. It is a great carving of a headless man with a gigantic bird head attached to the end of his spine.”

“Secret of the Andes” by Brother Philip (George Hunt Williamson) pp. 57-61; 1961:

“We have already spoken of the legacy for man hidden in the South American jungles that is beyond his wildest imagination. In ancient record chambers scientific knowledge will be found and utilized in the New Age, secrets of a very remote past will be the incentive for magnificent development in a newer world. The cities of the fabulous Amazonian Empire, which antedated other world civilizations, belong to another Lost Continent but, unlike Atlantis and Mu, this Continent is not buried under any ocean, but instead, it is buried behind miles of Green Hell that constitute the South American jungles. These cities have never been under water; their records therefore are well preserved in their final resting places in the vast libraries of forgotten Paititi. Countless treasures were brought to Paititi by informed priest-scientists when it was known that both Lemuria and Atlantis were definitely doomed to oblivion. What an inheritance will be found in areas where now only the sound of the monkey and the call of the bird are known–the combined knowledge of the three greatest empires the world has ever known.

Early in June 1957, the Expeditionary Group of the Abbey, under the direction of the Order of the Red Hand, made its way over difficult trails on foot and horseback to the Marcahuasi (Markawasi) Plateau of the Andes, where it encountered a Lost Sacred Forest or Garden of the Gods high in the Peruvian mountains. This strange place is known by the descendants of the Huanca Indians as the home of the wizards and Giant Gods.

On top of the great plateau there is a large stone fortress in a remarkable state of preservation. This was used by Inca soldiers about A.D. 1350 when they conquered the Huancas and established military occupation of the entire region. There are many stone chulpas of burial tombs surrounding the fortress, all of which have been robbed. After the murder of the Inca Emperor Atahualpa at Cajamarca, Peru, the Spanish arrived at Marcahuasi and destroyed the ancient mummy bundles to satisfy their lust for the yellow metal. Today, only a few bones remain in each tomb. An ancient burial cave, thousand of feet above a valley, proved to be very important for it contained an unopened tomb that, by some miracle, had not yet been violated. There were countless mummies inside, but the discovery is insignificant when compared with the fantastically ancient sculptured stones of the Marcahuasi Plateau.

This plateau is 12,000 feet above sea level, and is shrouded in fog most of the year, but during the months between May and September there is a bright sun and it becomes a delightful place, although very cold at night. The many and great sculptured stones represent an important key to the world’s ancient mysteries. Birds and animals from lions and elephants to camels and penguins which never existed in South America have been carved in gigantic proportions. All human races appear to be represented and many great stone heads bear resemblance to those found on famous Easter Island in the Pacific.

Many ancient religions are symbolized by beautiful and finely carved sphinxes, faces and figured of forgotten gods and goddesses. The figures are immense and from scientific calculations, it is believed they were made by a race of giant men at least twelve feet tall. It is not yet known for certain whether they belonged to the Cyclopean Race or not, but the strange dimensional quality of the carvings is an indication that this may be so.

There are many legends that exist among present-day natives in South America–the Incas spoke of the giants, also–that tell of the giant blond men who once inhabited the continent. These are not ordinary gigantic statues of figures, for when the sunlight, or the moonlight, strikes them at a certain angle, you see things it is impossible to see at any other time. The features change as you view them at different times, under different conditions, and from different angles. Most of the figures have three or four eyes, but no matter where you observe them from, they always seem to present only two. If you are not at a given, fixed point of observation you do not see the statues as they were intended to be seen. Therefore, we had to locate the elevated platforms near the figures that were used by the makers for observational purposes.

The figures are carved out of granite, but are now badly eroded. Yet, they are magnificent in their execution even today, and it takes your breath away to contemplate them and their creators. Who were these giants? Where did they come from? Where did they do? We will answer such questions through our research at the Abbey.

The figures cover an area of several square miles, and reports from other parts of South America indicate that they are to be found elsewhere, although not in such a state of isolation or profusion as at Marcahuasi.

There are several altars that were obviously made to be used by giant creatures, but even more startling is the fact that something out of this world seems to be hovering over the plateau. Almost all the time one can hear a very odd humming sound coming from the figures, and this sound is not due to natural causes. You feel you are dealing with something outside of man’s ability to understand at the present time, a look into another dimension of Time and Space.

When one takes a photo of a carved figure of a very old man and observes the negative, it appears not as an old man, but as a young and handsome youth. Who could carve stone so that certain angles shapes will change and cast shadows into valleys, where, as the light changes, strange creatures move as if alive?

This race of giant beings used natural objects that seemed to bear resemblance to known animals, and then, by carving them, they enhanced the setting. The result is something that appears to be born right out of the soil. This was a Sacred Forest where no one ever lived, used as it was exclusively for scientific religious purposes. Science and religion were then joined together in Truth as they will be again in the New Age. It is perhaps the last Sacred Forest that remains nearly intact and unmolested by modern man. It is possible that Marcahuasi was used by the race that later came to be known as the Ls. The Huanca Indians still venerate Huari who was a Hercules of their legends–a giant. It appears that a memory of the giants persisted to linger in the mythology of the Huancas and their Huari must have originally been a great leader of the giant race. The Huancas still celebrate strange rituals in hidden areas near the plateau, rituals no white man has ever seen. Until some years ago, the rites were celebrated at Marcahuasi itself.

The most startling fact of all disclosed by the Abbey research is that when Peruvian Government aerial photos of the plateau are studied carefully, one can see definite, gigantic figures that are visible only from the air. Does this mean that the giants had airships? Were the figures, as seen from the air, markers of symbols of some sort for ships arriving from interstellar space or other nearby planets? Marcahuasi will prove to be an important area for further research in relation to the Cyclopean Race and the coming of the Masters from Space.”