Marie Cachet shares her theories on the Bear Cult and worldview in the Stone Age. In her words, her seven part series is an "explanation to our fairy tales, mythologies, traditions and religions in Europe and Asia" through the lens of the Stone Age Bear Cult.
We need to stop thinking that we know more than our ancestors. Why the traditions, myths, etc. of our ancestors? Christians claimed our ancestors were fearful and thus, superstitious; however, Cachet asserts we are the fearful ones who don't know anything anymore.
Our ancestors' "faith" or "religion" was neither; instead it was philosophy and a different kind of science.
Neanderthal history is controlled by the Catholic Church, so they have sabotaged the truth.
Video Two (this video is mostly pictures):
Fairy tales are a part of us. Mothers kept the pagan ways alive in fairy tales, in spite of the church.
The church saw bears and wolves as evil.
In fairy tales, the wolf is always alone, which goes against its nature. Wolves live in packs and are social creatures. Cachet asserts this is because, originally, in the fairy tales, the wolf was a bear.
Cave bears disappeared about 20,000 years ago and were similar to wolves.
Neanderthals seem to have advanced burial methods.
Cachet sees a connection between bear scratchings in caves - i.e., the bear running its claws along the walls of caves - and engravings and paintings made by humans in caves. "I passed this way." Neanderthals used pigments approx. 250,000 years ago; mainly used on human skin or leather.
People were often buried in the fetal position, facing east.
We need to accept that our ancestors knew as much as we do, perhaps even more than we do. In order to discover truths, you must accept that you don't know, and you must be curious.
Our ancestors' rituals weren't based on superstition, but on a complex science; religion brought about superstition.
Cachet speaks about reincarnation, crystallization, and heroes. People were buried with prized possessions, not for use in the afterlife, but for the next reincarnated life. The child's hero was him/her in a past life. Thus, the child would find the hero's grave and retrieve his/her possessions from a previous life. Our ancestors were thinking about reincarnation over a long period of time.
Many skeletons were found without their heads and sometimes their legs were missing as well. Some leg bones were replaced with bear leg bones.
Why the missing head and legs? Because the reincarnated person has retrieved them; legs mean life (carrying the person around) and bone marrow.
Our ancestors had great knowledge of the stars; the sky is described as a "watery abyss." This symbolized a weightless environment in which you couldn't breathe. Cachet touches on the Atlantis myth.
Deer or bull horns were often near graves. The ancestor digs to himself through the child; they are one and the same.
The shebear will choose which embryos she will develop. She is fertilized by several males so she has several embryos. Red is the symbol of blood and the shebear's fetuses. Cachet talks about the Kumari child-goddesses of Nepal.
The tomb is the symbol of the womb.
Little Red Riding Hood - all in red - symbolizes the fetus. Little Red Riding Hood and the grandmother are the same - reincarnated. The lone wolf is actually the bear, who chooses which embryos to nourish and birth. My mind blown when Cachet discusses Rapunzel, Snow White, and other stories and their symbols!
The tree of life looks like placenta.
Christianity's stories are taken from paganism.
The heads were removed from skeletons because heads symbolize knowledge.
Dwarf symbolizes the body of a child, but with the ancestor's head; discusses more symbolism of dwarves.
Discusses symbols of Christmas, bees, and honey.
Placenta means "cake" in Latin.
Dead often buried in fetal position, with the color red around them.
Traces of children's and women's hands in caves, akin to when babies are in the womb and are hitting and kicking.
Discusses shebear symbols and the rebirthing process. Also describes more about the Kumari goddess selection.
Caves and wombs shaped by water.
Cachet discusses symbolism of birds and feathers.
The sun was the most important symbol, not due to superstition, but due to a knowledge of physics and biology.
More discussion on bee symbolism and theorizes why we place flowers at grave sites; there's a connection between bees, fairies, and elves.
"Virgin" isn't defined the way it was in the past; it meant force, power, and impulse.
Symbols in Halloween and Christmas.
Explains the symbols and meaning of "Jack and the Beanstalk."