R. CEDRIC LEONARD
Capitol Hill High School, Oklahoma City OK
U.S. Navy Reserve 1953-1961
Author and Researcher R. Cedric Leonard
University of Oklahoma:
Oklahoma City University:
Neotarian College of Philosophy:
Belonging to the Oklahoma Anthropological Society enabled Leonard to participate in field archaeology for a number of years. His Sanskrit studies, under Prof. J. N. Mohante of the University of Oklahoma, also allowed him to indulge his interest in ancient Hindu epic literature involving yantras and vimanas (i.e., ancient Indian flying machines). Seeing Leonard's interest in the subject, Prof. Mohante brought certain Sanskrit texts to his attention, sometimes helping with particularly difficult texts in translating them into Englishsome of which can be found in the Ancient Aeronautics section of the website.
Leonard is also self-taught in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, as well as Canaanite and Phoenician inscriptions. His love for ancient, defunct languages was the driving force behind these studies. Under the School Volunteer Program he lectured for a number of years at a number of schools and universities, as well as participating in the symposiums conducted in several midwestern states.
American Museum of Natural History
Leonard's interest in archaeology and ancient cultures has led to extensive travels, including Cuba (pre-Communist Revolution), Caribbean Islands, Bahama Islands, South Pacific Islands, Canada, Mesoamerican archaeological sites of the Olmec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya, Toltec and Aztec peoples, the American Southwest (Casa Grande, Hopiland, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Mesa Verde, etc.). He has also visited several Mound Builder sites associated with the Mississippi Valley Culture.
Relevant Expository Works
"Flying Saucers, Ancient Writings and the Bible," Exposition Press, New York, 1969.
Present Affiliations (none)
Although having written several books and scientific papers, and having lectured extensively in the past involving the subjects of Atlantis and ancient Hindu Aeronautics, he is now enjoying his retirement from all but personal endeavors.