A strange symbol that exists in various forms all around the world could be evidence of an ancient, worldwide religion that has been largely overlooked until now. What is this GodSelf icon and what does it mean?
Author Richard Cassaro has made an astonishing discovery. It’s been staring us in the face all along, but no one has put the clues together until now.
In his 2011 book, Written in Stone, Cassaro first proposed the idea of an ancient global religion after discovering parallels throughout the world in a particular iconography. Others simply weren’t seeing the pattern that existed in the similarities, but Cassaro was convinced that he had discovered something that could change our world.
Cassaro identified what he first dubbed the “GodSelf” after discovering it in the late 1990s. He began writing about it online in 2001, with the articles going viral and eventually leading him to write a book on the subject.
Astonishingly, Cassaro found parallels around the world in icon after icon in which a single god or goddess is depicted with both arms outstretched in opposite directions, each are always holding “twin objects” symmetrically in each hand.
In 2016, seeking to explore the idea further, Cassaro ultimately published his results in a follow-up book entitled: “The Missing Link: Powerful Evidence of an Advanced “Golden Age” Culture in Prehistoric Antiquity.”
Cassaro believes that the Old World symbol known as Master of Animals is exactly the same symbol scholars of New World cultures call the Staff God. Cassaro says this symbol is a central icon of an ancient wisdom tradition shared by the pyramid cultures across the world, including those in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
In his books, Cassaro shows evidence that these cultures not only shared the Staff God symbol, which he calls the “GodSelf,” but also within their architecture, shared the same three-door “Triptych Temple” pattern, Ancient-Origins reported. The designs are found in Mayan, Egyptian, and Hindu temples. He also connects the stone works to Freemasons.
In Cassaro’s new book, The Missing Link, he includes over 500 images providing evidence. He identifies the GodSelf in Egypt, North America, India, China, Persia, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, ancient Europe, Sumer, Bolivia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Greece, Afghanistan, Italy, Lebanon, Iraq, Spain, as well as Minoan and Jiroft cultures.
Images of these icons and the three-door “Triptych Temple” designs can be found on Cassaro’s website.