Anyone who has paid any attention to the realm of the wyrd since the 70s anyway has heard of Atlantis, Mu, the Flat Earth, The Hollow Earth, the Middle Earth…Ancient Aliens, Space aliens, Magonian Neighbors. The Sonora Aero Club, Kaspar Hauser, HP Lovecraft’s story “The Mound”. Those strange green children who came up from underground in Suffolk but were obviously not English and barely seemed human at all. We contemplate ice age meltdowns, Vimana fighter ships razing unknown nations with Tesla style exotic weapons utilizing ‘magnetic/electric universe’ ideas to blast civilizations to literal dust.
So how does one work most of these themes together? Imagine if you will a steampunk paradise where peaceful and ascendant people travel in zeppelins powered by free energy transmitted by pylons installed on the pinnacle of majestic domed buildings encrusted with ornate ornamentation. Harnessing earth energies through massive canal systems which conduct the vorticular hydro energy made famous by German autodidactic forester-savant Victor Schauberger.
Sounds pretty righteous, doesn’t it? Well, you may ask. What happened to this paradisical realm?
It all got lost in a cataclysm of mud.
Yep. That’s right. Mud.
An entire global civilization lost in mud? Cognitive dissonance kicks in.
Lost civilization stories are common as fleas on a feral cat, but most of them involve sunken continents or empires lost to the desert, such as Dilmun or Harappa or Antarctica. Or subsumed by arboreal reclamation such as the Maya or Great Zimbabwe.
But the tale of Tartaria is set amidst the stately buildings of Europe, North America and Asia. Mosques, Cathedrals and Office towers are its visible remains, spared by chance or design from the destruction that overtook its peoples.
Tartaria is Edgar Cayce’s Atlantis meets Dark City. A number of tropes of modern conspiracy culture and alternative history are woven freely into the stew and belief in Tartaria often co-incides with flat earth cosmology. Though flat earth is not a pre-requisite. If round earth is your bag, you might consider mixing your Tartaria with a dash of Hollow Earth.
To fully believe in any variant of the theory, one is forced to make a complete break with consensus history. A strong belief in simulation theory is not necessary, but it provides a healthy dose of sugar coating, though even standard issue histories include tantalizing artifacts such as the Tartaria Tablets ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C4%83rt%C4%83ria_tablets) . These may not bolster the usual versions of the Tartaria story, but lend credence to the idea that civilization in mainland europe or anywhere else did not start with the Achaean Greeks by way of Persia and Babylon.
Most of those who delve deepest and immerse themselves in the theory hold that history is a stochastic affair, punctuated with occasional ‘resets’, where some outside agency, or human folly causes catastrophe so massive that populations are drastically reduced through means of scalar energy weapons or divine power.
Immediately you say, ‘Oh come the fuck on. Where did all the people go? Who could do this?”
Very reasonable objections. Naturally, they have an answer. Or rather answers. For it’s difficult to really follow the thread on Tartaria because it’s not so easily grappled with as Atlantis. Atlantis posits a continent in the Atlantic or near it, which was swallowed up by the ocean. Tartaria could variously be a global high tech empire utilizing free energy, breathitarian diet and telepathic communication. Or it could be a secret cabal of sorcerers who held europe in thrall until Napoleon and Alexander III united to defeat them. Were they good? Were they evil? The Overman or the Protong of Szukalski? In the 1960s/70s, Atlantis was also posited to be space age civilization. To get thr flavor, read Shae and Wilson’s Illuminatus. That vibe lives on in Tartaria Studies.
One idea I’ve seen advanced is that some tesla style energy weapon literally vaporized the inhabitants of the great cities. Rains then turned them into mud. As the human body contains very little of solid physical material, this is a rather unsatisfactory answer.
Much of this material seems prima facie absurd. As though a ten year old enamored of Harry Potter films was put in charge of inventing explanations for architectural peculiarities in 18th and 19th century cities.
The anomolies that seem to have kicked this off were the seemingly pointless below knee level basement windows found in many buildings. Occasional doors are found,creating the appearance of a building that through some strange mechanism sank half a meter into the ground. Or had the first floor buried by a …mud flow.
Charles Hoy Fort would have had a blast with Tartaria. If you are willing to lend credence to eyewitness reports of iron nails being found in Permian strata or live frogs found sealed inside lumps of coal, then it’s not a tremendous leap to contemplate the notion of the ground somehow becoming soft enough over a century to allow a brick and stone building to settle into the ground in a way that was unplanned by the designers.
The general idea seems to be that sometime before the human race that we participate in appeared-or was created through some Star Trek level science, A race of super beings inhabited our world and created a global civilization in which tesla towers transmitted energy drawn from the aether through large domed buildings topped with metal spires. What you may see as a 9th century mosque in Isfahan was really an transducer of power to heat homes and water. In some variants, the free energy provides sustenance in a ‘breathatarian’ paradise where food is unecessary. Having to eat is for parasites chained to matter. How did they get around these uberfemmes and overmen? By zeppelins. The Eiffel tower was a Zeppelin port. Naturally.
Laugh- go on. Laugh. But faerie lore is replete with references to beings who do not age and require no material food such as Djinns and sylphs.
So this sounds hella cool, right? But what happened? If they were so damn awesome why did they just disappear like bloody wankers?
Mortal people, those inferior and stupid parasites revolted and in an epochal global war slowly destroyed Tartaria. That’s what the wars of the 18th and 19th century wee about. So really, if you can dig it, the arc of military conflict from the renaissance through WW1 was really one long war against Tartaria. A medal featuring both Alexander III and Napoleon is taken as evidence they were allies against Tartaria.
Youtube Researcher/busybody Jon Levi is contemptuous of the lesser hume-worms that inherited the glory of Tartaria and pretended that they had build it. It’s all a bit gnostic is it not? A creation of beauty taken over by its own slug-like anthropoid creations, who fabricate a story to make themselves feel better. As though they had created it:
“When Yaldabaoth saw the creation which surrounded him and the multitude of the angels surrounding him who had came into being through him, he said to them, ‘I am a jealous God and no other god exists beside me.’ The arrogant one had inherited his power from Sophia, but he was ignorant, thinking that none but his mother existed, so he exalted himself over the multitude of the angels who he had created. But his proclamation made it clear to them that another God did exist. For if there were no other God, of whom would he be jealous?
But come on! How about all the history books?
Fake. It’s all fake. Created by the evil ones to cover up their massive crime. But whose crime? The Evil Tartarian Overlords? Or the semi-moronic and base upstart lesser humans who now suppress the liberating knowledge of free energy and universal liberation?
Tartaria seems most popular and fully developed in Russia, where it has more than a vague whiff of national pride. Lost Empires are something Russians are gut level familiar with, having been ruled by Asiatic horse nomads for long enough to have made an impact on the land’s ethnic makeup.
It should be remembered that, though it does not loom large in ‘alt-history’ theories, Theosophical inquiries or mendacious racial supremacy assertions, most european peoples have traditions of originating somewhere in the vast primal east. The Celts of Ireland famously asserted that they migrated westward to Hibernia where a supernatural race dwelt. The Celts defeated them in war and forced them into an underground space from which, thousands of years later, they still emerge to get a somewhat good natured revenge, spoiling milk, seducing farm boys, ravishing maidens and otherwise stirring things up. Native American legends and Aztec/Mayan myth are replete with similar stories.
The contours of this subject are are varied as the personalities compiling the questions; Max Igan, Philip Druzhinin, Jon Levi. Gunnar Heinsohn’s ideas about faked medieval history fit neatly into the mix. It’s literally All Over The Map.
Who would do such a thing? What sick mind would perpetrate such a mad scheme? How about cannabalistic giants? https://hatch.kookscience.com/wiki/The_Beginning_Was_the_End_(1971_book)
One writer has come to the conclusion that the rise of human intelligence was due to eating brains. Yeah- remember that 80s zombie comedy? I suppose you could posit that some inner elite found they could somehow increase their own intelligence by eating brains ritualistically while making it a taboo for the hoi polloi. Even reference to eating ‘chilled monkey brains’ in a B grade adventure flick makes us recoil in horror.
But, I hear you ask isn’t it now received wisdom that eating human brains is how Hillary Clinton got kuru?! Which causes her periodic seizures and odd behavior.
The 19th Century was rife with flooding catastrophes throughout the west of America.
The Flood of 1851 occurred after record-setting rainfalls across the U.S. Midwest and Plains from May to August, 1851. Hardest hit was the State of Iowa, where the city of Des Moines was virtually destroyed, with significant flooding extending to the Lower Mississippi River basin. Historical evidence suggest flooding occurred in the eastern Plains, from Nebraska to the Red River basin, but these areas were sparsely settled in 1851. Heavy rainfall also occurred in the Ohio River basin. (wikipedia) – So the fact that this period was marked by period of intense seasonal rainfall and resultant disastrous flooding is not ‘suppressed or in any way ‘hidden’.
On the other hand, it’s possible for mud flows to occur on relatively level ground according to the non-controversial interpretations. Ground water can build up allowing a patch of seemingly stable terrain to ooze gently down whatever grade is available, with considerable force.
The ‘mudfloods’ envisioned by some of the Tartaria hypotheses are in places like St Petersburg, which was built on reclaimed marshland. As every Monty Python fan is aware, that’s not the best place for your castle. Built in 1703, it may well be that buildings settled into the ground in that city.
After the liquidation of Tartaria’s people by the ‘Grey Men’, the children (the children were somehow spared the Tesla ray’s devastation…how this worked, I have yet to see an explanation. Though one can imagine a Dark City sort of ‘reset’, which makes this “Dark City of Lost Children”. How far out can we go with this?
As to death rays, the scarring of the land revealed by LIDAR and similar technologies are often depicted as evidence of such weapon’s deployment.
Lichtenberg figures are examples of natural phenomena which exhibit fractal properties. They resemble the channels cut by rivers on their way to the sea. This is not just a case of paradoelia; Electric current does seek the path of least resistance. A Tesla electric death-ray striking an area on the earth’s surface could conceivably create channels for water. But anyone with a sand-table can demonstrate that this process does indeed happen naturally and most often gradually.
“There is a huge control grid on this earth and when attempting to discover the truth about what it is, there have been a plethora of ready made rabbit holes provided to shift peoples focus and lead them down blind alleys that distract them from the real issues.” – Max Igan
A Mystical Power Source Reveal’d:
The renaissance innovation in military architecture, ‘star forts’ are held to be pumps of some sort. On the face of it, it’s simple to see their military utility. Mutually supported fire positions and construction that channels an attacking enemy into enfilade fire (that is- getting hammered from two sides.)
Tartaria advocates seized on these renaissance fortifications as being indicative of some power generation system. The appeal to enthusiasts for free energy is obvious but other than insinuations on Youtube and a few blog or reddit posts sprinkled across Conspiratania, there doesn’t seem to be even a patina of what might be snarkily labelled ‘pseudo-science’ to the power generation notion. I hesistate to call it a ‘theory’. There has been no systematic study of any of these ideas, let alone testing of science, alt or otherwise involved. Occasional allusions to aetheric energy lend it a patina of actual phsyics. Difficulties in resolving certain problems in physics have led to a revival of interest in something like an aether. Attendant upon this, naturally is a good deal of wet blanket waving from the ‘stop all this useless loopy theorizing and just get a life already’ crowd.
Really, at bottom, Tartaria is not so much a ‘theory’, conspiracy or otherwise as it is a compilation of architectural curiosities overlayed on historical incongruities and anomolies. Some of which avail themselves of explanations that are relatively prosaic even if they do not rumble easily through the standard History Channel reality tunnel. A reader of this material is really free to develop their own interpretation. Tartaria is most powerfully intrigueing as an imaginative exercise. It’s proponents are more interested in directing our attentions onto the anomolous as opposed to advancing a political or religious agenda. Most will say they are really just ‘pointing things out’. Write your own gospel. Live your own myth”.