The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument which can be found in Elbert County, Georgia and was building of it began in June of 1979 by the Elberton Granite Finishing Company which was hired by a mysterious individual calling himself R.C. Christian.

Age of ReasonEdit

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

Astronomic FeaturesEdit

The four outer stones are oriented to mark the limits of the 18.6 year lunar declination cycle.[1] The center column features a hole drilled at an angle from one side to the other, through which can be seen the North Star, a star whose position changes only very gradually over time. The same pillar has a slot carved through it which is aligned with the Sun's solstices and equinoxes. A 7/8" aperture in the capstone allows a ray of sun to pass through at noon each day, shining a beam on the center stone indicating the day of the year.[2]

1. Channel through stone
indicates celestial pole
2. Horizontal slot indicates
annual travel of sun
3. Sunbeam through capstone
marks noontime throughout
the year

See alsoEdit

Age of Enlightenment, 18th century
1. Reductionism
2. Autonomy
3. Republic of Letters
4. Scientific method
5. Egalitarianism
6. International Court of Justice
7. Limitation of law
8. Sapere aude, Dare to be wise
9. Rationalism
10. Natural history


  1. "Northeast Georgia Mountains Travel Association". Northeast Georgia Mountains Travel Association.
  2. Sullivan, Randall (May 2009). "American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse". Wired (17.05).