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Post by George J. Haas on Apr 18, 2013 11:40:18 GMT -5
Because their seems to be a great misunderstanding and miss-use of mirroring space imagery of many formations on Mars such as the Face on Mars, at this point in our discussion of "New Discovery Found About The Face On Mars " I'd like to address the anthropomorphic effect of mirroring and provide a guide in the identification of accepted geoglyphic structures on Mars.
First of all when any surface is mirrored, even a random-patterned surface such as marble or wood grain, bilateral symmetry is instantly created. When focusing on an unfamiliar pattern; the brain wishes to make sense of the chaos and will focus on familiar aspects in the image that can be recognized. Strange mask-like faces like those created in Dan's parsing of the Face on Mars can sometimes form in images that may also appear in a stacked formation, much like a totem. This phenomenon has been classified as simulacrum or false image. These types of masks and stacked faces are usually just one-dimensional images that are whimsical, web-like contours without any substance or real depth. Simple facial designs may appear as dashes or dots. Overall these types of images tend to be generic facial hybrids that are distorted and grotesque and are for the most part simply impressionistic gestures.
Many of the geoglyphs that have been found on Mars by The Cydonia Institute are either partial, half-images, which appear “cut-in-half or bifurcated two-faced composites that only rely on mirroring (or duplication) as an aid - to be fully realized. It must be emphasized that every geoglyphic rendering of a partial head or “face" that has been discovered can be seen without the aid of duplication. Due to the fact that many people are incapable of recognizing half faces in a topographical field and cannot fully perceive complex facial composites, such as those produced in the Mesoamerican and Peruvian cultures, when looking at a proposed geoglyphic “face” they tend to look for the recognizable features of a full frontal view of a face. In short most viewers tend to look for a classic face, someone like Elvis.
The idea of sculpting a fully symmetrical face or figure is a Western model, which unfortunately has become the “standard” adopted by most academics as a universal ideal. As an example, when viewing the Face on Mars, the western mind expects to see a full frontal view of a complete portrait, representing a generic human face. However, this is not the archetype for facial geoglyphs observed on Mars and throughout Mesoamerican and Peruvian cultures.
If one would examine the many bifurcated and composite art works of the Mesoamerican and Peruvian cultures one would quickly realize that symmetry is not at all the standard. There are many educated Western minded viewers that have difficulty seeing the figures and faces that appear “hidden” within many of these complex Peruvian designs and the carved compositions often found within Mesoamerican artworks.
Because of this asymmetrical ideal, The Cydonia Institute has taken the liberty of mirroring (or duplicating) each half of these Martian geoglyphic faces in an effort to complete the partial image, therefore providing the viewer with a more comfortable, complete image that completes bilateral symmetry.
Contrary to what many of the detractors of this technique have advocated - mirroring is a legitimate tool utilized by many scientist in the study of archaeology. Historically the Maya and the Olmec produced some of the finest mirrors ever produced in the New World. Mirrors were so important to the Maya that they even worshiped a god known as Smoking Mirror. This idea of mirroring half faces and figures is an acceptable research tool throughout the archaeology community. Unfortunately many researchers involved in the study of Martian geology are unaware of the long tradition of half and composite artworks and have prematurely excluded the mirroring technique from their criteria for establishing artificiality.
Some archaeologists to acknowledge that a distinct segment of Peruvian and Mesoamerican artifacts were designed as half or bifurcated images that could be - as they say - “reconstructed,” “duplicated” to be fully resolved include:
1. Mark Miller Graham (1998) “Jade in Ancient Costa Rica”
2. Jacinto Quirarte (1981) “The Olmec & Their Neighbors Essays in Memory of Matthew W. Stirling” - “Tricephalic Units in Olmec, Izapan-Style and Maya Art”
3. Anatole Pohorilenko (1981) “The Olmec & Their Neighbors Essays in Memory of Matthew W. Stirling” - “The Olmec Style and Costa Rican Archaeology”.
4. Jean Guffroy - F. Valdez - Laurence Billault (2002) Colleen P. Popson “Bowled Over” Archaeology, Sep/Oct 2003, Volume 56, Number 5.
5. Javier Urcid (May 2005) ZAPOTEC WRITING ”Knowledge, Power, and Memory in Ancient Oaxaca”,
6. Michael D. Coe (1997) “The Art of the Maya Scribe” .
7. Linda Schele (1990) “A Forest of Kings”.
8. Joel W. Palka (2002) “Left/Right Symbolism and the Body in Ancient Maya Iconography and Culture”, Latin American Antiquity, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Dec., 2002)
9. Dorie Reents-Budet (1994) “Painting the Maya Universe: Royal Ceramic of the Classic Period.
10. Rebecca Stone-Miller (2002) “Seeing with new eyes” (Michael C. Carlos Museum)
11. Stephen D. Houston (2000) “Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya: Volume I: History, Comparison, and Synthesis”
12. Carlo Gay (2003) “At the Heart of the pre-Columbian America”
13. Francisco Valdez (2008) “Ecuador The Secret Art of Precolumbian Ecuador” - “Mayo Chinchipe: The Half open Door”
Just because we are acknowledging the fact that terrestrial cultures produce half and two-faced composite artworks, does not mean that we can start mirroring every inch of Mars of the Face on Mars like a giant pin-wheel and declare we found geoglyphic aligned faces everywhere. Although the casual viewer may find an odd geological formation that appears to “look-a-little” like a face, when it is inspected closely from additional perspectives and distance - the facial impression may actually be found to be just a false image. These images are truly just “tricks of light and shadow.” False images can also be formed from folding over an ink-blot on a piece of paper. This technique is used in psychoanalysis and is termed the “Rorschach Test,” after its developer Hermann Rorschach. These types of images are considered “projections” and cannot form a complete proportional face. No matter how you look at them or fold them, these inkblots are just splattering smears of anthropomorphic abstractions and will never conform to the right shape, size, and orientation of a real face. This process will never create a true “split” or “half face” as we have seen on Mars or in the composite designs seen in Peruvian and Mesoamerican artifacts.
As mentioned, a similar mirroring effect with marble and wood grain or any other granulated surfaces can also produce these “projections” of geometric faces. Cloud formations also have a propensity to form faces and figurative anomalies. However the odd shapes and human-like faces that are produced by these examples are disproportionate or distorted in some manner and only subjectively correspond to something recognizable. Although there is the occasional rock formation and chance pattern that may take on the outward appearance of a profiled face, nature does not produce half-faced or two-faced geoglyphs with recognizable iconography embedded within its geology. As an example, in the book The Cydonia Codex, The Cydonia Institute has chronicled over 12 markers of Mesoamerican iconography found within the design of the Cydonia Face alone.
The following are a few guidelines for an acceptable geoglyphic face:
1.) The face or profile MUST be observable without the aid of mirroring.
2) A face must maintain identifiable features in the proper orientation, such as an eye, nose, mouth, ear, including recognizable ornamentation.
3.) The face must also have a direct correlation between adjoining geoglyphs. Viewed in context, it should share a common theme or motif and maintain a cultural or mythological connection.
4.) The face must also exhibit a consistent iconography with known or accepted geoglyphs, such as style and symbolism. These standards are derived from the acceptance that the Cydonia Face is a two-faced work of art.
The Cydonia Institute has noted that every geoglyphic structure that has been observed on Mars has a direct connection with the imagery and iconography produced by the cultures of Mesoamerica. This is a correlation that began with the composite formation of the Cydonia Face and has evolved, as opposed to a preconceived relationship that was imposed on these geoglyphic candidates. This is a relationship that has been repeated over and over within the geoglyphs observed on Mars.
Simply put; if one were to find a complete set of faces within a rock formation that are either half or profiled faces, that all look like characters from the “The Simpsons” TV show - it is reasonable to believe with a high degree of certainty that you have found real set of geoglyphs. On the other hand, if just a few facial formations are found that tend to be isolated or random and appear non-descript, then it is reasonable to believe that you are looking at false images.
Throughout the Cydonia complex The Cydonia Institute has found over four dozen geoglyphs that pass the test of these criteria.
Post by George J. Haas on May 14, 2019 7:56:58 GMT -5
Beware of the Dangers of "Mirroring"!
When mirroring any half, bifurcated or composite geoglyphic structure on Mars the investigator must be aware of its abusive dangers and tread lightly. They should exhibit great caution in selecting its demarcation and provide supportive evidence for its alignment.