The Meaning of Machu Picchu

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There is a worldwide fascination with the ruins of Machu Picchu and the people who built it. Ever since its discovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911 it has puzzled and fascinated the mind of man. Up to now no one has been able to come up with a completely plausible explanation as to why the Incas built this spectacular city high up on a ridge in the rugged mountains of the Andes. In 1995, motivated by a series of unusual coincidences and personal experiences, James Westerman put together an archaeological team to excavate an area of the ruins. They discovered a remarkable series of caves which upon archaeoastronimical analysis offer a compelling solution to the mystery of why Machu Picchu was built at this location.

Besides making this discovery in Machu Picchu, Mr. Westerman also made a very important discovery in Bolivia at the Titicaca Rock on the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, the site generally considered to have been the most sacred place in the world to the pre-columbian people of the Andes.

This book describes the sequence of events which lead to both discoveries and gives a straightforward, relatively easy to read scholarly analysis of what was found. It is an unusual completely true story which may have some appeal to people interested in "New Age" ideas, such as those expressed in "The Celestine Prophesy" by James Redfield. It is also a book which has significance to the Andean people of South America, as it provides some new very important information about their past. For this reason there is also a Spanish language edition.

There was a one hour television documentary produced about this discovery by Kurtis Productions entitled "The Mystery of Machu Picchu" which was shown domestically on the Public Broadcasting Service and worldwide on the International Discovery Channel.

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About the Author:

James S. Westerman lives in Chicago, Illinois, USA and is the president of the Carbit Paint Company. He is also a serious amateur archaeologist who has done work in Egypt as well as in South America. He has had articles published in scholarly journals as well as in the popular press. He is a member of the Explorers Club as well as the World Presidents Organization.

Review:

This book is treated as extremely interesting in two distinct aspects, since in one part it refers to two important archaeological discoveries and in the other it relates the ups and downs that James Westerman had to confront in the course of his investigations.....I harbor the conviction that the present book by James Westerman will have a favorable reception from the reader and that it will become a successful publication. -- Carlos Ponce Sangines, Director of the Center of Anthropological Investigations at Tiwanaku

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Westerman, James S.
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