Sky Earth Native America (a plug for our newest book - always above the postings!)

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."


    Did you know? The new LawPundit header photo is the entrance to the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C.

    The material below contains numerous photos and is a duplication of "About the LawPundit" page.

    LawPundit is written by Andis Kaulins, a joint EU and USA citizen, born in Germany in 1946, J.D. Stanford University Law School (1971); alumnus of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, an international law firm headquartered in New York City; former FFA Law Lecturer in Anglo-American Law, University of Trier, Germany; co-author of the world's leading Langenscheidt Routledge German-English, English-German Dictionary of Business, Commerce and Finance (chief editor Ludwig Merz), and author of books on the history of civilization, ancient scripts and languages, and megalithic cultures.

    LawPundit blog postings focus on law, legal issues and jurisprudence, including intellectual property (copyrights, patents, trademarks), Constitutional Law, information technology (IT), telecommunications, new media, the Internet, social media networking, politics and current events, personal computers and their spin-offs (smartphones, pads, tablets), sports, travel, the history of civilization, the history of law, cyberspace, and lifestyle.

    Andis Kaulins, who writes LawPundit, won the men's golf club championship
    at the Mosel Golf Club in Cochem, Germany, 2008, at age 61 3/4. 

    Andis Kaulins at the Mosel Golf Club Cochem
    This photograph at Cochem Golf by Christian Hoffmann
    shows from the left after the final round
    the champions holding their trophies:
    the women's champion, the men's senior champion,
    the junior champion, the women's senior champion,
    and I am at the far right as the men's champion.

    Today, at 6 feet tall and weighing in at about 220, I am known here and there for my long drives, occasionally outdriving top young players, even though I turned 66 in December, 2012. I have always been interested in sports and was pretty good at all of them, but I had skipped the 1st grade in school, so I was always a year younger and smaller than most of my classmates. I grew a lot in my senior year in high school, too late for any varsity sports except golf, and that has remained my sport ever since. The 1964 Lincoln High School golf team of which I was a member was the Class A State Golf Champion and the entire team was inducted into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2012.

    I was unable to attend the ceremonies but the rest of the team was there.
    My brother Arv Kaulins represented the Kaulins family in his own right as a member of the Lincoln High School 1967 Class A State Golf Championship team that was inducted into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame at the same time:

    The photograph from the JournalStar in Lincoln, Nebraska shows two Nebraska State Golf Championship Teams, the Class of 1964 in the back row (Dick Beechner, coach, and players Jerry Rockwell, Dennis Bradshaw, Galen Ullstrom, Allen Bettin, Charles Borner, Sam Beechner and George Snider), and the Class of 1967 in the front row: Bonnie Kuklin (daughter of coach Harry Kuklin), Mike McGuire, Bob Dann, Arveds Kaulins, Tim Knopp and Lance Gloe.


    Select Tops

    Golf - Hole in One
    June 18, 1963

    Golf - Nebraska State High School Golf Champions 1964

    A Hole in One is a Special Feeling.
    Plus, it was my grandfather's birthday.

    Nebraska Class A State High School
    Golf Champions 1964

    This is the ball I used for my 1st Ace.
    I was 16 then and played this ball for maybe 10 rounds - you could still cut the ball then. The witnesses in my foursome were Lowell Berg (now retired former head of probably the leading architectural firm in Lincoln, Nebraska, and past President of the Rotary Club), Roger Yant and Mike Ley (who in 1972 was Nebraska Match Play Champion). You could send the ball in to Titleist (Acushnet) and have them stamp your name and date on it, which I did.
    Andis Kaulins, Hole in One
    June 18, 1963

    Nebraska State Golf Champions

    Players above: (bottom left to right)
    - Andis Kaulins, George Snider,
    Charles Borner (medalist, and in 1970 Nebraska
    Match Play Champion, now a golf pro),
    Dennis Bradshaw (later a PGA management graduate),
    Galen Ullstrom (later a lawyer and insurance executive),
    and Sam Beechner. The golf coach, Dick Beechner,
    is not pictured but see
     Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame
     where Dick is the Executive Director.

    Senior Club Champion Stromberg - 2004

    Senior Club Champion
    Stromberg - 2003

    Andis Kaulins

    Andis Kaulins
    at Stromberg Golf Club
    in Germany
    Senior Club Champion

    Golf Trophy 2004
    Andis Kaulins on the right

    Martha, My
    Golf Partner

    Karlsberg Golf Tournament 2007
    Men's Young Seniors Golf Team
    Stromberg Golf, German Golf League

    Andis Kaulins on the far right - see also here

    Andis Kaulins short biography:
    Lincoln High School, Lincoln, Nebraska ('64);
    B.A. University of Nebraska ('68);
    an international law firm headquartered in New York City, New York, USA;
    former FFA Law Lecturer in Anglo-American Law, University of Trier, Germany;
    co-author of the world's leading Langenscheidt Routledge German-English, English-German Dictionary of Business, Commerce and Finance (chief editor Ludwig Merz).

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