The Georgia Guidestones

Georgia GuidestonesThe Georgia Guidestones

The Age of Reason
or the End of The Age?

By Tom Kendall


What a difference a decade makes.  I was first introduced to the Georgia Guidestones in 1999 and began to research their background.  In 2000, while driving home from a family vacation in Florida, we stopped in Elberton, Georgia for a first-hand, close-up look at the infamous “Georgia Guidestones”.

They weren’t easy to find because they are located in a remote field a few miles north of Elberton on Georgia State Road 77.  I was surprised when we arrived that they were not only remote, but the site was desolate.  We were the only people there.  That gave us plenty of time to examine the structure up-close and personal and photograph the area.  Many of those photographs are included in this document.

I wrote the original of this document in 2000 as a warning of what I believed was to come for the United States and the rest of the world.  The forecast was based on Biblical Prophesy, the trends toward socialism, not only in other parts of the world, but also in the U.S., and the belief that what was engraved on these stones might be a glimpse of what many consider to be the “ten commandments of the antichrist”.   Needless to say, some people who read the original document thought it was ridiculous and it would never happen.  Others thought I was just some sort of conspiracy nut, while some saw the similarities to Bible prophesy.  Not many, however, as I have been over the years, are as convicted as I have been as to how these were the platitudes of what was yet to come.

Now, many years after first being introduced to the Georgia Guidestones, I can actually say that all ten of the statements engraved on these stones have now come about in the mainstream thinking of our government and our society in general.  Frankly, although I believed it would happen, I didn’t really think it would happen in my lifetime, but perhaps only in the lifetimes of my children and grandchildren.

The change we have experienced in this past decade will, in my opinion, continue to accelerate at an even greater rate over the next decade and beyond. 

With this in mind, let us now take a closer look at the “Georgia Guidestones”.  

Georgia Guidestones


The Georgia Guidestones (“Guidestones”), sometimes referred to as the “American Stonehenge, is a site that is relatively unknown to most people. The Guidestones were erected in 1980, completed March 22, 1980, and appeared with minimal fanfare with links to an occult hierarchy that would raise many eyebrows if more people knew of their existence and history.  The Guidestones were commissioned in June, 1979 when a well dressed and articulate stranger paid a visit to a local business in Elberton, Georgia, the Elberton Granite Finishing Company.  The stranger identified himself as “R.C. Christian” and explained that he wanted the company to build and erect an edifice that would convey a message to all mankind that he, and his unidentified group of men, believed the world needed to see and understand.  An information stone attributes the sponsors as: “A small group of Americans who seek The Age Of Reason”.  They believed the Guidestones would provide direction to humanity, but in the nearly three decades since the Guidestones were erected, many believe they represent the ten commandments of the coming antichrist referred to many times in the Bible.  Certainly, they are the clear precepts of the “New World Order”.

Once the Guidestones were authorized, it soon became apparent that “R.C. Christian” wasn’t the man’s real name. Although many people have tried to investigate and find out just who he was and his real identity, none have succeeded to date.  This didn’t matter to the Elberton Granite Finishing Company as the plans were well documented and the project was fully paid for and their maintenance funded.

The Guidestones were erected in recognition of an author, and one of our nation’s founding fathers, Thomas Paine, and the occult philosophy Mr. Paine espoused in his book, “The Age of Reason”.  The focus of Mr. Paine’s book is to destroy the Judeo-Christian beliefs, the foundation upon which our country and free society has been built.   I’ll cover more about Thomas Paine later in an accompanying document as we look at the occult links to the Georgia Guidestones.  It is no surprise that the Georgia Guidestones are used often, to this day, for occult ceremonies and mystic celebrations.

It is important to note the object of the text engraved on the Guidestones.  The messages are engraved in eight world languages and cover four major topics:

  • Governance, with particular emphasis on the establishment of a One World Government, often referred to as the “New World Order”.
  • Population and reproduction control,
  • Preserving the environment and how mankind must relate to nature, which we know as the “environmental movement” or the “green movement”, and
  • Individual spirituality, faith and religion.

The message written in the eight languages state the following:

1.  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. 6.  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 Guidestones were erected in 1980 and are maintained by the Elberton Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.  The Guidestones stand alone in a remote field about 7 miles north of Elberton, as they were intended to be rather obscure from the public, helping to give them a more “mystical” nature for those who have found them.

The Guidestones are made up of four large slabs of granite standing upright in the form of an X, with a capstone on top with  “Let these be Guidestones to an age of reason” engraved in 4 languages:

  • Sanskrit,
  • Babylonian cuneiform,
  • Classical Greek and
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

Georgia Guide Stones Marker - Age of ReasonThe English translation is found on a slab a few feet away on the ground providing information about the Guidestones.

The eight languages used for the 10 precepts carved into the stones are:

  • English,
  • Chinese,
  • Hindi,
  • Spanish,
  • Russian,
  • Arabic,
  • Swahili and
  • Hebrew.

Their choice of languages are interesting in that if their intent was to reach the largest number of people on the earth, there are other languages more predominant than Swahili and Hebrew.  There are approximately 47 million people on the earth that speak Swahili and only 4 million that speak Hebrew.  The choice of Hebrew, the language of God’s “Chosen People“, is by far the most unlikely.  Why didn’t they choose languages like French (124 million) or German (120 million), or other more widely used languages selected?

Of all of the languages selected, one might ask, what is “Sanskrit“?  This language was not only used on one side of the Guidestone’s “Precepts”, but also on the capstone that sits atop all 4 granite slabs.  Certainly one of the strangest choices.  In the words of the American Sanskrit Institute, this is what they say about the language:

“Like the pure waters of an eternal river flowing through time, Sanskrit is the language of mantra, words of power subtly attuned to the matrix of creation.   Knowledge of Sanskrit opens the doors to universal wisdom, encoded in the original  words of rishis — Vedas, Upanishads,  Ramayana, the Gita — Mahabharata, sutras, stotras, the direct teachings of yoga and and other sciences such as ayurveda and Vedic astrology (jyotisha).   Approached through the beauty and energy of spoken sound, it is accessible to all.”

It becomes evident why the Guidestones have an appeal to those who believe in “New Age” and the occult.  The slab that provides the English translation of the capstone also includes data about the Guidestones themselves.


  1. Overall height – 19 feet, 3 inches
  2. Total weight 237,746 pounds.
  3. Four major stones are 16 feet, 4 inches high, each weighing an average of 42,137 pounds.
  4. Center stone is 16 feet, 4 inches high – weighs 20,957 pounds.
  5. Capstone is 9 feet, 8 inches long; 6 feet, 6 inches wide; 1 foot, 7 inches thick – weighs 24,832 pounds.
  6. Support stones (bases) 7 feet, 4 inches long; 2 feet wide; 1 foot, 4 inches thick, each weighing an average of 4,875 pounds.
  7. Support stones (base) 4 feet, 2 1/2 inches long; 2 feet, 2 inches wide; 1 foot, 7 inches thick – weight 2,707 pounds.
  8. 951 cubic feet granite.

Granite quarried from Pyramid Quarries located 3 miles west of Elberton, Georgia.  (“Pyramid” Quarries??  Very interesting indeed.)

There are also several astronomic features included in the Guidestones.  These include:

  1. A hole allowing a sunbeam through the Capstone that marks noontime throughout the year. (Not adjusted for Daylight Savings Time)
  2. A Horizontal Slot that indicates the annual travel of the sun. (See slot in opening photo above)
  3. Georgia Guidestones - North Star ViewA Channel drilled through the center stone indicates celestial pole, or the “north star”. The informational slab also states there is a: “Time Capsule: Placed six feet below this spot on … (no inscription) To be opened on … (no inscription)”. One can only presume that no time capsule has been buried on the site to date, but one may be planned in the future.

Consider the following comment from someone deeply involved in the “environmental movement”:

“World socialism is the primary goal of the Environmental movement. To get there, independent Americans have to be scared, as well as shamed into conforming to an international agenda calling for earth stewardship, simple lifestyle, and the redistribution of the world’s wealth”
(Samantha Smith, “Goddess Earth”, 1993.)

This summarizes the goals of the environmental extremists who work tirelessly to establish a socialist New World Order.   We will examine this concept of the “New World Order” later in this document.  First, we will examine each of the 10 “precepts” written on each of the granite slabs in the 8 different languages.


Let us examine each of the ten precepts, which I refer to often as the “Ten Commandments” of the Georgia Guidestones.  Some people call them the “10 Commandments of the anti-Christ”.  The Guidestones’ inscription is highlight in red followed by comments and published quotes form world and business leaders.

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

With a current global population of just over 6 BILLION people, 90% of the earth’s people must be “eliminated” in some way to achieve “perpetual balance with nature”.  This is an example of how environmentalists place the importance of saving the planet over saving human lives.  Let’s take a look at some of the quotes from well known people involved in this movement.

“The total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”

Ted Turner Media Mogul and UN Advocate
Quoted by David McAlvany,
The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, June 1996

This quote is interesting coming from Ted Turner, a multi-billionaire who happens to also live in Georgia, the home of the Guidestones.  It makes one wonder if he had something to do with the commissioning of the Guidestones.  Ted Turner, in September, 1997, pledged $1 BILLION of his own money to the United Nations.  This goal would mean about 90% of the world’s population would have to be eliminated!

“Business is not interested in population control: they are interested in growing numbers of consumers and new markets. But the white western world should be acutely interested, for within a few decades their children and children’s children will be minimal in the world, close to disappearance.”

Robert Muller
2000 Ideas & Dreams
Idea 773
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“Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
in an interview with George Stephanopoulos
on ABC’s “This Week”, January 25, 2009

“The American economy is in turmoil but the Obama administration sent a $50 million check yesterday to the United Nations Population Fund. That’s the pro-abortion group that has been accused of supporting and working in concert with Chinese family planning officials.”

Steven Ertelt Editor
March 18, 2009

  1. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.

This is closely related to the first commandment since controlling reproduction will assist in achieving population control and the concept is not only part of the “progressive/liberal” agenda, but the “environmental agenda” as well.

“We must speak far more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control the population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”

Dr. Sam Keen
Gorbachev Conference,
1996 San Francisco, CA

Al GoreFormer Vice President, Al Gore, upon receiving the Nobel prize in 2007 commented on population growth as a reason for “global warming” when he said:

“Third World nations are producing too many children too fast… it is time to ignore the controversy over family planning and cut out-of-control population growth…”

The Guidestones are designed to help guide people through the “hierarchy” of Satan’s agenda (his “divine plan”) for us all.  Consider the following quote:

“The spiritual Hierarchy makes definite use of the twelve spiritual Festival periods. We can learn to cooperate with the members of the Hierarchy as they work to bring the divine Plan to the attention of men and women of goodwill and spiritual aspiration everywhere throughout the world. The idea of spiritual approach – of Hierarchy to humanity and humanity to Hierarchy – is the primary principle underlying meditation …understanding of how the spiritual energies which flow through each zodiacal sign can illumine and inspire right human relations.”

From a letter to supporters
published by the Lucis Trust
(Formerly the “Lucifer Publishing Company)
Founded by Alice Bailey

President Obama to Overturn Ban on Funding International Family Planning Groups That Provide Abortion
January 23, 2009 7:40 AM

ABC News has learned that later today President Obama will sign an executive order overturning the “Mexico City policy,” which prohibits nongovernmental organizations that receive international family planning assistance through the U.S. Agency for International Development from providing or actively promoting abortion as a method of family planning in other countries.

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  1. Unite humanity with a living new language.

The “New World Order” will need a one-world language.  Esperanto, developed about 100 years ago, may be a candidate.

“The dream is beautiful. All over the world everyone studies a certain easy-to-learn language for just one year (or a year and a half) and then anyone can go anywhere in the world and talk with anyone else even though the two people do not know even a single word of each other’s native tongue.”

“Esperanto: A Language for the Global Village
Sylvan Zaft.,1996

According to, the official US site for this language:

“People who speak Esperanto are internationally minded, concerned about social justice and peace, and are helping to preserve linguistic diversity.”

Even President Obama weighed in on the subject of language when he said the following in 2009:

“Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But understand this. Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English — they’ll learn English — you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about, how can your child become bilingual? We should have every child speaking more than one language.”

Barak H. Obama
July, 2009

  1. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.

One of the stated objectives of the International Earth Charter Campaign is to ensure that the Earth Charter principles find expression in individual lifestyles, professional and organizational work ethics, educational curriculum, religious teachings, public policy, and government practices.

“At the heart of the emerging new global ethics and the Earth Charter is an expanded sense of community and responsibility that embraces all people, future generations, and the larger community of life on Earth.”

Earth Charter Concept

The Earth Charter was launched on June 29, 2000ne 29, 2000
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by the Earth Charter Commission and the goal is to get all nations to sign onto the Earth Charter.  Note this quote from the Charter’s Preamble:

“We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.”

NOTE: To learn more about the Earth Charter and in-depth information behind it, please read my post called “Examining the Earth Charter” which is found on this site or by clicking the article title.  I take an in-depth look at the Preamble of the Earth Charter from a Biblical perspective.

“Given the ethics landscape, this is no country for moral cowardice. The world Obama campaigned in last spring has lost its moorings. It’s searching desperately for its self-confidence, its trust in others. It’s ready for an ethics revolution, not just an inauguration.”

©2009 Institute for Global Ethics

  1. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

Another of the stated objectives of the International Earth Charter Campaign is to promote a worldwide dialogue on shared values and global ethics.  The real question is who decides what is “fair” and “just”?  Certainly not the people who are subject to the new “fair” and “just” laws.  Consider the following excerpt from the “concept” document for the Earth Charter:

A consensus has emerged that the Earth Charter should be:

  • a statement of fundamental principles of enduring significance and widely shared by people of all races, cultures and religions;
  • the articulation of an integrated vision that reflects universal values, including but not limited to ethical values; a call to action that adds significant new dimensions of value to what has been expressed in earlier relevant documents;
  • a peoples’ charter that serves as a universal code of conduct for citizens, educators, business executives, scientists, professional associations, religious and spiritual leaders, civil society organizations, and national councils for sustainable development, and which can inspire them to develop their own Earth Charters;
  • and a declaration of principles that can serve as a “soft law” document when endorsed by the UN General Assembly.
  1. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

The Guidestones’ command to establishing a world court is consistent with the UN’s current move to create an International Criminal Court and a world government.  A world government is necessary to “enforce global environmental laws”.

  1. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

Now there is one I might agree with, at least on the surface.  That’s one of the problems that some of these things “sound” good on the surface and you aren’t supposed to look any further, just accept them.

Much of what we see on the Guidestones has been fulfilled, at least to some degree, by the International Earth Charter Campaign is to seek endorsement of the Earth Charter by the United Nations General Assembly by the year 2002.  The UN General Assembly did indeed endorse the Earth Charter that year.

The key question is who decides what is “petty” and which “officials” are “useless“?  Again, this is an example of stripping local authority and individual rights in favor of the “global good” as determined by the “one world power”.

To understand the impact of the Earth Charter has had on our society since it was endorsed by the UN, consider the following:

A Declaration of Interdependence and Principles for Sustainable Development

“The Earth Charter is a declaration of interdependence and responsibility and an urgent call to build a global partnership for sustainable development.

The principles of the Earth Charter are closely interrelated. Together they provide a conception of sustainable development and set forth fundamental guidelines for achieving it. These principles are drawn from international law, science, philosophy, religion, recent UN Summit meetings, and the international Earth Charter conversation on global ethics.

The goal of sustainable development is full human development and ecological protection. The Earth Charter recognizes that humanity’s environmental, economic, social, cultural, ethical, and spiritual problems and aspirations are interconnected. It affirms the need for holistic thinking and collaborative, integrated problem solving.  Sustainable development requires such an approach. It is about freedom, justice, participation, and peace as well as environmental protection and economic well-being.”

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Watch out whenever you see, read or hear the word “sustainable“.

  1. Balance personal rights with social duties.

“Historically, the term “sustainable” arose among those with environmental concerns, and most of the literature and assessment instruments reflect his emphasis.  However, it is increasingly recognized that sustainability cannot be achieved without addressing social justice issues.  There can be no sustainable communities and institutions without social justice.  So too is humane consideration toward the whole community of life an essential part of true sustainability.  An academic institution committed to sustainability should help students understand the roots of today’s injustices and motivate them to seek justice and humaneness in full integration with understanding the roots of environmental degradation and modeling environmentally sustainable practices”

John B. Cobb Jr.,
“Sustainability and the Liberal Arts” conference, 1998

On December 15-16, 1997, the Gorbachev Foundation’s International Research Project titled: The Twenty-First Century — A Century of Global Challenges and Responses”, explored and discussed issues of globalization.  As published in their Executive Summary, they believe they must explore more equitable ways of distributing global market benefits so all countries throughout the world will have an equitable benefit, rather than the few that control it now. This is about what we often hear today as “the redistribution of wealth“.  Consider the following statement from their publication:

“In the liberalizing and globalizing market system, resources and opportunities are distributed according to profitability and economic power. If global market forces alone determine the global distribution of incomes international inequality will continue to reproduce itself. A question of fundamental importance requires exploration: under what conditions can a market-centered global economic system become more equitable? Establish more coordination among countries, e.g., create a 1-7 group of international institutions to develop policies to reduce economic inequality.”

I wondered if this is really “balancing” personal rights with social duties.   In a conversation with a young man who was brought up believing that redistribution of wealth is a “good thing”, I asked him what was so “good” about it.  His response was “they have a lot of money that could help poor people.”

I inquired, “you mean poor people like you who works for near minimum wage?”  He said yes, of course.  I find it is always easier to be “for” redistribution of wealth if you are on the receiving end.  So I then asked him another question from the more “global” sense that we see presented here.  My question was “If you make $9 per hour, and people in China make 25 CENTS per hour, suppose the government would take say $8 an hour of your money and give it to the “poor” people in China?”  I was not at all surprised by his response: “Well, that isn’t fair.” 

Of course it isn’t, but I then asked “So what is the difference?”  He had no response.  The difference is whether the government is taking your money to redistribute or whether you are the beneficiary of the redistribution.   So what ARE our “personal rights” after all?

  1. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.

In a nutshell: “Worship the creation instead of the Creator.”  Prizing “truth” will have nothing to do with God’s Truth found in the Bible, but the “truth” of science, nature and the environment and how we must be “in tune” with the environment to achieve “sustainability” so we can perpetually appreciate the beauty of nature.

10.  Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.

The world has cancer, and that cancer is man.

Merton Lambert
(Former spokesman for the Rockefeller Foundation)
Harpeth Journal
December 18, 1962


Finally, the commands on the Guidestones remind us twice to “leave room for nature”.  The environmental agenda is at the heart of the Guidestone’s commands, and in order to really appreciate the role the Guidestones play in the antichrist’s “plan”, we have to work backward from the environmental movement and explore the people, philosophies and agendas that have catapulted this movement into the forefront of the world’s focus.

We must explore how environmentalists have infiltrated the educational system and are programming our children to put the creation before the Creator.  We must also study the Bible and end time prophesy to see how perfectly this plan overlays with Biblical Truth.

No new set of basic values has been accepted by our society to displace those of Christianity.  Hence we shall continue to have a worsening of ecological crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.

Lynn White, Jr.
Professor of History, University of California
The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis


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