About the manuscript
The Key to Ancient Records presented on this website is researcher Karola Kautz’s original type-written manuscript, based on a course she taught for several years. It provides substantial evidence that among our ancient ancestors were people who used powerful mental and spiritual faculties and lived successfully in harmony with nature. Some of their technologies are only recently being duplicated by our most advanced sciences.
The ancient universal system of symbolism recovered by Karola Kautz enables us to better understand historical records, including events that led to the downfall of many highly developed civilizations.
Many ancient records attest to surprising realities, but most are fragmentary and therefore incomplete. Kautz found that the Bible is the only record available to European and Western scholars that contains an account of 9,000 years of history in one volume, tracing significant events from the end of the Golden Age of Man in 6000 B.C. to about A.D. 3000.
Part I (Chapters 1-8) introduces the author’s quest, reviews prehistory through cave art, including the significance of giants, halos and horned bulls. Included are summaries of records from over 60 diverse sources concerning the Five Spiritual World Ages. It reviews the nature of the gods, high priests who were the leaders of the world at that time, the evidence of sophisticated ancient technologies, the cataclysm of 6000 B.C., and the origin of world religions. Enhanced by twenty-three illustrations, Part I leads us to reconsider our assumptions about prehistoric civilizations.
Part II (Chapters 9-11) reviews the nature of the earliest records, which were not created for the general public but for the gifted and educated members of priesthoods. Also explored are the dates and identities of Old Testament authors, and the historical value of the Apocrypha.
Part III (Chapters 12-14) reveals the problems faced by translators of ancient texts over the centuries, functioning within their own religious and scientific environments, and subject to their allegiances or professional commitments. Part III identifies the all-knowing soul-mind or psyche as the source of the symbolism learned and recorded by ancient spiritual masters around the world. Part III concludes with an explanation of the difference between the soul and the spirit.
Part IV (Chapters 15-19) interprets Genesis 1:1 to 1:19 concerning the creation of the Earth, its atmosphere, and the cosmic energies required for life in the terrestrial environment. Significant and symbolic terms reveal that this highly condensed biblical account concurs with modern scientific evidence.
The interpretation continues through Gen. 1:20 to 2:4 describing the planet’s transformation about 20 million years ago, from the primeval to the present state of chemical composition, matching the sequence described in today’s Atmospheric Evolution Chart. It clarifies the role of the Elohim in the creation of our species, and the powerful nature of the human soul.
The interpretation of Gen. 2:5 to 2:17 sheds light on the nature of the Garden of Eden (the field of enlightenment), describing how the mind accesses higher states of knowledge and power. Kautz illustrates how passages in the Great Pyramid mirror the human neurology described in Gen. 2:6 to 2:14. Part IV concludes with the founding of the Semitic priesthood as reported in Gen. 2:18 to 2:25.
Part V (Chapters 20-22) interprets the Gen. 3:1 to 3:19 tale of the woman and the serpent in the garden, a story symbolizing a catastrophic transgression that dramatically affected the planet and future generations. Also presented are more than a dozen examples of themes in ancient world art that validate Kautz’s translation and interpretation of this original sin.
Part VI (Chapters 23-25) interprets Gen. 4:1 to 4:24 which records the history of the descendants of Adam and Eve, the priestly communities that existed after 2500 BC, which foresaw humanity’s loss of spirituality and therefore created material means to support enlightenment. Part VI also provides guidance in using our knowledge of symbolism to distinguish inspired from uninspired texts.
The Key to Ancient Records manuscript is temporarily available on this website free of charge while an edited version is prepared for publication. We hope the minor imperfections in this original work will neither detract from its value nor negatively impact the reader’s experience.
We invite you to explore the historic, scientific and spiritual insights of The Key to Ancient Records.