One of the Mysteries of the World

Last Update: October 25, 2018

Who ever lives in Florida or visited Florida must have heard of the Coral Castle also called Rock Gate Park single-handedly built by Edward Leedskalnin (1887 -19521)

Edward Leedskalnin was a Latvian emigrant who arrived to New York in 1912, after his fiancée broke the engagement. He was 26 years old and his fiancée 16.

Edward Leedskalnin was a genius self-taught engineer, sculptor and a self-styled philosopher who is mostly known for his work on magnetism. He also wrote several books among them Magnetic Current and Moral Education

Why I wanted to write a blog about this genius is because of the mystery around the construction of the Coral castle which supposed to be single-handedly and secretly carved by him over 1,100 tons of coral rock under the cover of night and in secret from 1923 to 1951, at a time when there were no modern construction conveniences. His unknown process has created one of the world's most mysterious accomplishment

Some say he levitated the blocks with psychic power or by singing to the stones. Others suggest Leedskalnin had arcane knowledge of magnetism and so-called "earth energies."

When asked, he would only say that he knew “the secret of the pyramids. To this day we still not sure how he did it.

Features of the Coral Castle Museum include a nine-ton gate that moves with just a touch of the finger, a Polaris telescope and functioning rocking chairs – all made entirely of stone.

The blog could be very long if I mention all the interesting facts about this marvel that is scientifically inexplicable and has been compared with Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Egypt

It has appeared countless times in books, magazines, and television shows. Billy Idol even wrote a hit song about the place, "Sweet Sixteen”

Below is some his writing to understand how this self-styled philosopher thinks:

“You know we receive an education in the schools from books. All those books that people became educated from twenty-five years ago, are wrong now, and those that are good now, will be wrong again twenty-five years from now. So if they are wrong then, they are also wrong now, and the one who is educated from the wrong books is not educated, he is misled. All books that are written are wrong, the one who is not educated cannot write a book and the one who is educated, is really not educated but he is misled and the one who is misled cannot write a book which is correct.

The misleading began when our distant ancestors began to teach their descendants. You know they knew nothing but they passed their knowledge of nothing to the coming generations and it went so innocently that nobody noticed it. . .

Now I will tell you what education is according to my reasoning. An educated person is one whose senses are refined. We are born as brutes, we remain and die as the same if we do not become polished. But all senses do not take polish. Some are too coarse to take it. The main base of education is one’s “self-respect”. Any one lacking self-respect cannot be educated. The main bases of self-respect is the willingness to learn, to do only the things that are good and right, to believe only in the things that can be proved, to possess appreciation and self-control. Now, if you lack willingness to learn, you will remain as a brute and if you do things that are not good and right, you will be a low person, and if you believe in things that cannot be proved, any feeble minded person can lead you, and if you lack appreciation, it takes away the incentive for good doing and if you lack self-control you will never know the limit.

So all those lacking these characteristics in their makeup are not educated.”

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heljam404A Premium
Unfortunately, I've never visited Florida although I have family there but truly would love visiting Coral Castle.
herinnelson Premium
I'm truly intrigued by your fascinating post! It's very philosophical---and I love Philosophy and how a captivating mind works. Edward Leedskalnin's work is something to be seen.--unbelievably amazing! Thanks for writing this. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Erin :)!
HarveyBrown Premium
Thank you for sharing this interesting story Adel.
lesabre Premium
Thanks for sharing Adel
McWord Premium
I lived in Florida as a teenager, but never heard of Edward Leedskalnin nor of the Coral Castle.

Magnetism and Philosophy, interesting bedfellows.

Interesting read and what an interesting guy!!

Thanks for sharing!!