The New Ten Commandments – The Georgia Guidestones

By: Carl Teichrib; ©2000
The New Age comes to North Georgia in the form of what has been called the Georgia Guidestones, a group of granite monoliths, similar to Stonehenge, on which are written ten “commandments” to encourage New Age goals.

The New Ten Commandments: The Georgia Guidestones

On the highest point in Elbert county in northeastern Georgia stands an unusual monu­ment. Tucked into the heart of “granite” country, the “Georgia Guidestones” are located approximately 9 miles north of the community of Elberton. Considered by many as America’s “Stonehenge,” the intimidating monument stands over nineteen feet high and contains 951 cubic feet of granite. The Guidestones are comprised of four upright slabs, one center stone resembling a squared pillar (called the Gnomen stone), a flat capstone, and five base pieces. Each of the four upright stones weighs 42,437 lbs., and the combined weight of all the stones is approximately 119 tons.

Overwhelming in size, its stated purpose is more blatant yet. Inscribed within the stone are ten new “commandments” for humanity—a vision of earth servitude and New Age philosophy. Chiseled within the edges of the upper capstone is a message in four lan­guages—Sanskrit, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Babylonian Cuneiform, and Classical Greek— which reads, “Let these be Guidestones to an Age of Reason.” Upon the eight sides of the four monolithic upright stones, eight languages—English, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Spanish, and Swahili—are etched within the granite. Each upright contains the same message in a different language. These ten New Age commandments read,

  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.

The meaning of the commandments are simple to understand,

  1. We must massively reduce the earth’s population in harmony with “Mother Earth.”
  2. We must manage the remaining people’s ability to reproduce, creating a pseudo- evolu­tionary system of survival of the fittest.
  3. Turn back God’s order of man to pre-Tower of Babel times.
  4. Tolerance must rule, even over truth.
  5. All humanity must come under a system of international law. International law means world management via a supranational authority.
  6. Each nation is accountable to the dictates of a world law authority. Sovereignty, in its presently understood form, would no longer exist.
  7. I actually like this one!
  8. Mankind will be subject to the group’s concept of social responsibility, whatever that may be.
  9. Those alive in this new order are to see God alive in all things—plants, rocks, animals, space, water, fire, air, and people. The idea is simple: God is in all because God is all. You too are therefore a god.
  10. Humanity must recognize its secondary place in “creation.” Nature, embodied as a “god,” comes first.

Even the positions of the stones play a role in displaying this mystical/political message. The four upright blocks are “oriented to the limits of the migration of the moon during the course of the year.” Drilled through the center pillar is an eye-level, oblique hole going north to south through the Gnomen stone “so that the North Star is always visible, symbolizing constancy and orientation with the forces of nature.” A slot is also cut through the Gnomen stone, aligning with the rising sun at the winter and Summer Solstices. More astronomical features are built into the monument.

The history of the monument is shrouded in mystery. Unveiled on March 22, 1980, the modern day Stonehenge was financed by a “small group of loyal Americans living outside Georgia.” This group, through a spokesman calling himself “Mr. Christian”—apparently because he was a “Christian”—contacted Wyatt C. Martin, President of the Granite City Bank. Through Martin, Elberton Granite Finishing Company, with their “Pyramid Blue Gran­ite” was contracted to do the work. President of the company, Joe H. Fendley, took a per­sonal interest in the project.

According to a fact sheet from the Elberton Granite Association, Martin contacted Joe Fendley and told him the funds were in an escrow account and that he could begin building. Martin also promised “that when the project was completed, he would deliver his file on the affair to the anonymous sponsors and that the secret would never be known.”

Today, you can drive the short trip up Highway 77 and view the monument for yourself. If you do go, don’t be surprised if you’re not the only one at the site. It has become, expectedly, a gathering place for New Agers, occultist, and the curious. People go to the monument to meditate, contemplate its message, and align themselves with the forces of nature. Appropriate for a nation spinning away from God’s truth, America’s Stonehenge has become a sacred New Age site.

Romans 1:21 proclaims, “although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” May we keep our sights on the one who is above all, the Lord Jesus Christ.

[Carl Teichrib is Director of Research at Hope For The World, the organization of best­selling author Gary Kah.]


  1. Johnny White on December 26, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Only Jesus Christ is ruler of all . Mankind will find out some day

    • Kimberlie on February 20, 2022 at 5:48 pm

      Every knee shall bow and every mouth shall proclaim, Jesus Christ IS King of kings and Lord of lords! AMEN and Hallelujah!

      • Dewayne Isbell on January 30, 2024 at 3:10 pm

        AMEN and praise God. The only God. Jesus Christ is coming soon.

      • M.L.Christian on April 16, 2024 at 8:29 pm

        Glory to GOD! The only God.
        THE END………

    • Prttyfilly on September 1, 2022 at 2:27 pm

      The elites are mentally ill or imbalanced… they will be the destruction of the world

    • Dewayne Isbell on January 30, 2024 at 3:06 pm


  2. V.W. on January 2, 2022 at 9:55 am

    I am curious if only one verse of the Bible is important or if there is any chance of the parts about not supposed to worship anyone else before God and I don’t know why it would contradict itself about something so important but, it is possible that the arc of the covenant was brought to America and possibly found and maybe the reason for the secrecy of the builder, and could just want to make sure the actual commandments are known??

    • Chris on July 6, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      Long story short God made sons of God, actual divine beings. Later they were worshiped as gods outside of Gods unwritten guidelines. The 10 commandments was the written guidelines that said don’t worship the little “g” gods. Some of those gods were banished and will return, that is probably the reference in #9 to “infinite.”
      Little g’s are not infinite.
      Gen 6
      Psalm 82
      This is a rabbit hole that all makes sense when the pieces are put together.

      • Kathleen on July 8, 2022 at 4:45 pm

        The Ten Commandments were spoken of the Book of Genesis! And yes the “Ten Commandments” are from our God, the creator of ALL! If you read the and ask OUR Father for understanding, you will see that the “The Law” meaning wordage which is the “Ten Commandments” is written throughout the Bible. And we are not worship any other “thing, people, material things, hobbies(you can still fish but God is first) can be you idol, lastly but obviously, not a standing statute of any kind.

  3. Tammy on July 19, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    I think most of the Bible was edited by those who wanted power, I would love to hear the real version.

  4. Rae on November 12, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Nov 13th, they will be doing a ceremony on top of Mt Sinai, I wonder if these will be there new commandments?

  5. Tom Pain on February 25, 2023 at 8:15 am

    I spent years of due dilligence studying the origin of the Guidestones. In the end I was rewarded with the information I sought. It is a knowable mystery if one is persistent in their quest to uncover the secrets. I recall not long after I had uncovered the information that I slowly began to lose interest in the quest for any more knowledge on either the Guidestones, or the subject matter for which it was errected, or represents. If ever there was a subject matter that epitomized the phrase coined by Thomas Gray that ignorance is bliss the subject matter of the Guidstones would be at the top of the list of those subject matters.

    My Love to all of you, the_dolphin

    P.S. I did the best I could for all of us. Fairtheewell to all yee wayward brothers and sisters.

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