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 discovery with 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. Five years later I wrote my second book Rock Art in Israel, a ripe and organized version 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.
My work is fresh and original with a strong attachment to our past. All the rock art deciphered here anchored in historical roots that prove their authenticity through their connections to mythology or/and astronomy. These are fully explained with clarity without long sentences and entangled ideas, they validate humbly my decipherment. I share my knowledge clearly with the hope that it will benefit us all. Share your thoughts with me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.