After a career in high tech, MSEE (1980) SUNY, I began working as a tour guide in the Negev Desert Israel in 1998, without a clue where it will lead me to. By unknown force, the Negev Desert rock art attracted my attention. Their beauty and power compelled me to act and I had a feeling of rejuvenation and excitement trying to decipher them.
Thousands of hours guiding and traversing the desert gave me a unique understanding of the life played here as manifested by thousands of rock art. 15 years passed until I wrote my first book, Heavenly Art, that unraveled this mystery of Rock Art. My second book Rock Art in Israel brought much more organized thoughts that cemented the methods for Rock Art decipherment. I found that the ancients had deep-sky knowledge and their ideas extend even to the present time. In the process, I found that it is more difficult to understand the past than the future.
All the rock art deciphered here have historical roots that prove their authenticity through their connections to mythology or/and astronomy. These are explained fully with clarity without entangled ideas. I read thousands of related articles and found in general, that there is a good correlation between bad articles, usually rich with fancy words and long sentences, and the degree of knowledge they presents. The more philosophy fostered by the authors manifests the article's emptiness. No real relevant content! You will not find such mind tricks in my articles. I share my knowledge clearly with the hope that it will benefit us all. Share your thoughts with me at email@example.com .
The book explores the connection of Negev Desert Rock Art to Myths and Astronomy. Many Rock Art reveal the ancients spiritual world and how they envisioned major events such as Creation, how they used Calendars, their pilgrimage customs, how they describe the afterlife, and demonstrate their strong desire to reach Paradise.
Rock Art is a pictorial language, which reconstructs the beliefs and myths perpetuated long ago. It is the twin brother of mythology and magic that combines fantasy and reality represented as imaginative hunting scenes, battles, campaigns in heaven, prayer, and God's war. To truly understand this pre-historic art, it should be interpreted as an expression of worship and faith. It may be simply stated that: Decoding Rock Art, in essence, decodes the ancients' belief.