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Figure 172. The Pyramid of Kukulkan. From C. Macadans, H. Men, C. Bensinger, 1991. Mayan Vision Quest. HarperSanFrancisco, California.

THE PYRAMIDS: HEAVEN ON EARTH THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA The three great Egyptian pyramids of Giza appear to have been constructed to form a terrestrial map of the heavens, specifically, the Orion constellation and thus the house of Osiris. The three great pyramids are oriented closely together, and although the four corners of each pyramid point due East, West, North and South, they do not lay in a straight line, but are oriented along an axis which mimics, in general, the location of the three belt stars of Orion (Bauval, 1994).

As pointed out in 1994 by Robert Bauval, a Belgian construction engineer, the three pyramids of Giza, are aligned in a similar orientation and mimic interrelationship of the three belt stars. Like (the lower) two of the three pyramids (Khufu, Khafre), the lower two belt stars, Al Nitak and Al Nilam, form a perfect diagonal. However, like the upper pyramid (Menkaure), the third, upper star, Mintaka, is offset slightly to the East.

According to Bauval: “It is really quite obvious that all these monuments were laid out according to a unified plan that was modeled on those three stars. What they did at Giza was to build Orion’s Belt on the ground.”

Specifically, when mapped against the Orion Constellation, it is apparent that the Great Pyramid of Khufu occupies the same position as Al Nitak, whereas the Pyramid of Khafre occupies the same position as Al Nilam, whereas the Pyramid of Menkaure occupies the position of Mintaka— that is, their position around 13,000 years ago: on the same date that Orion’s Belt was at its lowest altitude in the precessional cycle. The figure of 13,000 years ago also corresponds to a date which marks the point at which the 3 belt stars began their upward cycle.

“At 10,450 BC—and at that date only—we find that the pattern of the pyramids on the ground provides a perfect reflection of the pattern of the stars in the sky. I mean it’s a perfect match— faultless— and it cannot be an accident” (Bauval, 1994)

The three pyramids of Giza not only serves as a terrestrial map of the Orion Constellation, but by their differences in size, also reflect the different magnitudes of these three belt stars (Bauval, 1994). In addition, other structures on the Giza plateau correspond to the location and interrelationship of the stars of the Orion Constellation, and thus provide a map of the heavens. Again, however, this heavenly map does not match the skies as they looked during the so called pyramid age, 4,500 years ago, but the heavens, as seen from Egypt, 12,500 years ago (Bauval, 1994).

This date is significant. First, it corresponds with the date given by Plato, and the Olmec/ Mayan/Aztec calendar for the last period of cosmic destruction, in which all the great civilizations and cities of the Earth were destroyed by Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, torrential rains, and worldwide flooding—a confluence of catastrophes which were directly linked to a cosmic event and an upheaval in the heavens (reviewed in Joseph, 2000). Secondly, this date corresponds to a period in which there was a sudden rise in global temperatures (global warming), the rather sudden ending of the last ice-age, and the incredible flooding and loss of animal life that occurred during this period. Indeed, sea levels are believed to have risen nearly 400 feet and the Earth was apparently rocked by massive Earthquakes and rapid alterations in global temperature such that some regions of the planet froze, whereas others boiled.


Like the 3 great pyramids of Egypt, the pyramids of Teotihuacan also appear to serve as a terrestrial map of the heavens.

Teotihuacan is notable not only for its Pyramid of the Sun, but for its Pyramid of the Moon, the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl, and the “Citadel,” all of which form an axis referred to as the “Street of the Dead.” The orientation of the “axis” however is slightly off center. The “Street of the Dead” is inclined 15 degrees by 30 degress east of north. The design is believed to have been purposeful and based on astronomical alignments which form a map of the heavens (Harleston, 1974; Nigel, 1990, Thompkins, 1987), “the sky-world where dwelt the deities and spirits of the dead” (Thompkins, 1987).

It has also been determined that Teotihuacan may have been designed to serve as a scale model of the solar system, with the center line of the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl representing the position of the sun, with the temples and pyramids of the “Street of the Dead” denoting the precise orbital distances of the outer planets, i.e. Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and the asteroid belt (Thompkins, 1987).

Figure 173. Osiris upon his throne. Behind him is the godess Isis and her twin. Note the 12 serpents that sit above his head, six to the left six to the right, with a central most coiled serpent who represents the Milky Way.

Figure 174. The Great Pyramids of Giza. The ancient historical record and their technological perfection suggests that the 3 great pyramids were also erected by a technologically advanced predeluvial culture and civilization. Note in the foreground, the crumbling miniature remnants of the tiny pyramids erected by the ancient Egyptians. (Top) The three pyramids mapped against the constellation of Orion.

What is even more striking is that Uranus was not “discovered” by Western scientists until 1787, Neptune in 1846, and Pluto in 1930. The “Street of the Dead” and its temples and pyramids appear to be at least 2000 years old (Nigel, 1990) and perhaps more than 10,000 years old. How did the ancients discover the presence of the outer stars? In the same manner as modern astronomers: Through mathematical calculations.

As noted, the “Long Count” was designed to predict the cycles of destruction and creation, with the ending of this world being brought about by a great earthquake. The “Street of the Dead” may have also served to detect earthquakes.

According to Alfred Schlemmler (1990), originally, the “Street of the Dead” was not a street at all, but a series of interlocking reflecting pools that were filled with water. The street served as a “longrange seismic monitor” to detect earthquakes where ever they may occur in the world, since earthquakes “can cause standing waves to form on a liquid surface right across the planet. These reflecting pools would have therefore enabled the priests of “Teotihuacan to read from the formation of standing waves, the location and strength of earthquakes around the Earth, thus allowing them to predict such an occurrence in their own area.”

THE PYRAMIDS: EARTH IN HEAVEN “Coincidence” is not a scientific explanation.

Although the above mentioned observations and interpretations are certainly open to debate, the evidence nevertheless appears to indicate that there was an objective, scientific, and astronomical basis for the design and construction of the pyramids of Egypt and old Mexico—an objective scientific basis which explains why there are so many similarities between the religious structures erected by people from completely different cultures and living on separate continents, thousands of years ago. The objective similarities are due to their being modeled on the same heavens—though another possibility is that they were not only based on the same science, but were built over 10,000 years ago by people who shared the same culture and technology (Joseph, 2000).

In addition to the above, the Aztec’s Pyramid of the Moon is shorter than the Pyramid of the Sun. However, their summits are level. Similarly, in Egypt, the summits of the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre are the same, although the Khafre pyramid is shorter. This was accomplished by building the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of Khafre on higher ground (Smyth, 1990). The pyramids of Giza and the pyramids of Teotihuacan, also incorporate, and in the same way, the value of pi. Pi is the constant that is multiplied by the diameter of a circle to give its circumferences (Harleston, 1974).

The area of the Great Pyramid’s base (3023.16 feet) divided by twice its original height (481.3949 feet) gives the figure 3.1400000+ (pi). In addition, the ratio between its height and perimeter is the same as the ratio between the circumference and radius of a circle, i.e. 2 pi. And, if we multiply the height of the pyramid by 2 pi, we get the perimeter of its base.

The Pyramid of the Sun has a gentler slope compared to the pyramid at Giza, 43.5 vs 52 degrees and it is not as tall, 233.5 feet vs 481.3949. However, its base is almost the same, 2932.8 vs 3023.16 feet. Even so, the pi formula can be applied to the Pyramid of the Sun (Harleston, 1974). Its base divided by twice its height is equal to two pi, i.e. 6.2800. Its base divided by four times its height is equal to one pi, i.e. 3.1400... And, if we multiply the height of the pyramid by 4 pi, we get the perimeter of its base.

The builders of the pyramids of Egypt and ancient Mexico were well versed in geometry and astronomy and knew the relationship of the radius to its circumference. They knew the circumference of the Earth, and the distance of the center of the Earth to the poles. For example, the ratio of the Great Pyramid’s altitude to its perimeter is the same as that of the polar radius of the Earth to its circumference: 2 pi, whereas the same ratio when applied to the Pyramid of the Sun yields the same figure if divided by two.

In fact, as determined by Charles Piazzi Smyth (1990), the Astronomer-Royal of Scotland, the Great Pyramid incorporates and reveals the distance of the Earth from the sun when its height is multiplied by the proportion of its height to its width, that is, ten to the ninth power. In addition, the height of the Great Pyramid is 1:43,200 of the polar radius of the Earth and the perimeter of its base is 1:43,200 of the Earth’s equatorial circumference. In other words, by multiplying the base and height of the Great Pyramid by 43,200 one can arrive at an astonishingly close approximation of the dimensions of the Earth (Smyth, 1990). The Great Pyramid represents a scale model of our planet.

The builders of the Great Pyramid “had determined the shape of the Earth which they knew to be a true circle, its size, its precise circumference, the geographical distance from the equator to the poles, the fact that the Earth is flattened at the poles, degrees of latitude and longitude to within a few hundred feet, the fact that they were shorter at the equator and longer at the poles, and the exact distance of the Earth from the sun. They had designed the pyramid’s base to correspond to the distance the Earth rotates in half a second” (Funrneaux, 1987, p 17). The same can also be said of the builders of the Pyramid of the Sun (Harleston, 1974).

In summary: the Great Pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, appear to have been built in accordance with precise geometrical and astronomical laws to serve as a map of heaven, and to record the dimensions of the Earth and the duration of the solar year. The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of the Sun not only served as scale models of this planet, but could be used to record the movements of the Earth around the heavens in relation to the sun and the stars—the dwelling place of the gods.


“The mind has lost its cutting edge, we hardly understand the Ancients.” —Gregoire de Tours, 6th century The astronomer priests of the ancient world made a number of startling discoveries about the cosmos, our solar system, and the Earth—startling because thousands of years would pass before modern western scientists would make the same discoveries.

Much of the science of the ancient world has been lost through natural and cosmic catastrophes, or destroyed by the hand of man. In consequence, we know almost nothing about the ancient past, and much of what we do know, is dismissed by “experts” who cloak their ignorance with derision and laughter.

We suffer from a collective amnesia as to ancient pre-deluvial civilizations and those events which transpired six thousand years ago, ten thousands years ago, and so on. This amnesia is in large part, purposeful, for the books detailing the pre-deluvial past, and the treasures of knowledge the ancients had acquired, have been deliberately destroyed by priests, princes, and conquering kings.

Figure 175. The pyramids of Teotihuacanand the street of the dead

In 213 B.C., the Emperor Chou-Houng-Ti, destroyed a hundred thousand books. When the library of Alexandria was destroyed, tens of thousands of manuscripts went up in flames. When Pergamo was burned to the ground, 200,000 ancient books were reduced to soot and ash. And what of the ancient books from the library of the Temple of Solomon, from the sanctuary of Phtah of Memphis, the libraries of ancient Athens? Dust. Ashes and dust, of which only fragments remain... fragments and those few ancient stone tablets, temples, and pyramids which escaped the destructive hand of man.

Yet, despite the destructive efforts of the conquerors of old, and the priests of the medieval church who preached: “Thou shalt not know,” we have learned that knowledge is not a sin, and that the ancients were men of great wisdom who had studied and learned from the stars.

Copernicus stated explicitly in the preface to his works, that it was from his reading of ancient authors that he learned of the movements of the Earth. And likewise, Newton and Galileo openly admitted their debts to the scientists of old. Indeed, Newton believed that the ancients had learned the secrets of the creation, transmutation, and destruction of matter, as well as the secrets of the stars. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” —Newton.

Newton stood on those ancient shoulders because he desired a clear view of the stars. Based on these calculations, Newton also determined the world will end in the year 2060. We will return to this subject.

The ancients studied the stars because they believed the future could be predicted by the past, and that time itself was linked to the cyclic movements of the Earth through the heavens. These are not superstitions. Modern day calendars are based on the same principle. However, whereas modern day calendars are based on the orbit and tilt of the Earth during a 365 day period, the ancients relied not only on a solar calendar, but a precessional calendar that was 25,776 years in duration—a calendar and cosmic clock that also predicts cycles of creation and destruction and the birth and twilight of the gods.


The illusion of movement of the Sun, from north to south, and then back again, in synchrony with the waxing and waning of the four seasons, is due to the changing tilt and inclination of the Earth’s axis, as it spins and orbits the sun. Thus over a span of 12 months it appears to an observer that the days become shorter and then longer and then shorter again as the sun moves from north to south, crosses the equator, and then stops, and heads back north again, only to stop, and then to again head south, crossing the equator only to again stop and head north again.

The two crossings each year, over the equator (in March and September) are referred to as equinoxes. The two time periods in which the sun appears to stop its movement, before reversing course (June and December), are referred to as solstices—the “sun standing still.”

The sun was recognized by ancient astronomer priests, as a source of light and life-giving heat, and as a keeper of time, like the hands ticking across the face of a cosmic clock.

Because of the scientific, religious, and cosmological significance of the sun, ancient peoples, in consequence, often erected and oriented their religious temples to face and point either to the rising sun on the day of the solstice (that is, in a southwest—northeast axis), or to face the rising sun on the day of the equinox (an east-west axis).

For example, the ancient temples and pyramids in Egypt were oriented to the solstices, whereas the Temple of Solomon faced the rising sun on the day of the equinox.

Over eons of time ancient peoples were forced to slightly alter the orientation of their temples, due to precession and cyclic changes in the inclinations of the Earth’s orbital path (the ecliptic) and in its axis (obliquity). For example, the angle of the tilt of the Earth was 24 degrees in 4,000 BC, but has been reduced to 23.5 degrees in modern time. Eventually the angle of the tilt will reverse course and assume a greater angle of inclination.

The gravitational influences of the sun and the moon, coupled with the angle of the tilt of the Earth—that is, the axis of the orientation of the north and south pole—also causes the planet to slowly wobble as it orbits the sun—a phenomenon referred to as “precess.”

As will be detailed, the priests of antiquity discovered precess, thousands of years ago.

The Earth spins at the rate of 1000 miles per hour (as measured from the equator) and orbits the sun at 66,600 miles per hour. This orbital and circular motion generates incredible centrifugal forces which cause the Earth’s equator to bulge outward whereas the poles are somewhat flattened, thus giving the planet a (sideways) egg-like shape of an oblate spheroid. However, this extra mass at the equator also serves to keep the Earth steady on its axis as it orbits the sun—like the outer rim of a spinning top or gyroscope.

It is said that this oblate spheroid shape of the planet was first discovered by Sir Isaac Newton. However, almost a thousand years before Newton, Muhammad describe the Earth as “shaped like an egg.” Muhammad was correct.

And because of the gravitational influences of the sun and the moon, coupled with centrifugal forces, the angle of the tilt of the Earth slowly alters over time as it spins and orbits the sun. The alteration in the tilt of the Earth is cyclic, and over the course of the last 41,000 years, the tilt has been reduced by 1.5 degrees, i.e., from 25 degrees to a little less than 23.5 degrees. Because the angle of the tilt—that is, the orientation of the north and south pole—alters over time, and t he retardation of the Earth’s orbit, and thus due to a cyclic phenomenon referred to as “precession,” over time the north pole “points” at different stars, and the sun rises in different constellations, like the movements of the hand of a clock.


The ancient astronomer priests discovered “precession” thousands of years before modern western scientists (Santillana & von Dechen, 1969; Sellers, 1992).

There is a cosmic clock-like regularity to “precession”—like the hands moving around the circular face of a clock.

At present, the north pole points at the “pole star” referred to as Polaris (alpha Ursae Minoris). Five thousand years ago the north pole pointed at alpha Draconis. Thirteen thousand years ago it pointed towards Vega.

In thirteen thousand years, the north pole will again point at Vega. Twenty thousand years from now it will again point at alpha Draconis. And, in 25,776 years it will again point at Polaris. Thus, it takes the Earth 25,776 years for the hands of the cosmic clock to make a complete circular rotation and to complete a full precessional cycle.

Because the orientation and tilt of the Earth also shifts as it orbits the sun, the amount of sunlight the Earth receives varies during the course of a single orbit, but in a predictable, clock-like fashion (Hays et al., 1976). As noted, this change in the tilt of the planet gives rise to the four seasons and what is referred to as the winter and summer solstices and the autumn and spring equinoxes. In the northern hemisphere, during the winter, the tilt is away from the sun, with the greatest degree of that tilt occurring on December 21. December 21 marks the winter solstice and is the shortest day of the year. By contrast, the greatest degree of tilt toward the sun occurs on June 21, the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. The equinoxes, March 20 and September 22, are the two days of the year which are of equal length.

Thus, the cosmic clock-like cycle of the Earth’s orbit around the sun, gives rise to four significant astronomical events which the ancients deemed to be of the highest significance. However, as the ancients discovered, the equinoxes also undergo precession, and, precession has a repetitive, clock-like predictability (Santillana & von Dechen, 1969; Sellers, 1992).

As the Earth orbits the sun it forms an imaginary circle referred to as the ecliptic. There is, however, a second, outer imaginary circle, an outer-ring that forms a belt that surrounds the Earth’s ecliptic orbit.

This outer circle is ringed with stars that form the 12 constellations of the zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn. The 12 constellations, although differing in size, are evenly spaced, occupying positions in the heavens that could be likened to the numbers on the face of a clock.

Each constellation occupies a space of 30 degrees along the ecliptic of the Earth’s 360 degree orbit around the sun. Thus, as the Earth orbits the sun, every 30 days the Earth faces a different constellation during the morning sun-rise, and thus passes through a different house of the zodiac. Because the orbit of the Earth gives rise to the illusion of the movement of the sun, the sun also appears to be rising in and passing through a different constellation every 30 days. Thus, an observer who watches as the sun rises or sets, will also see the sun rising or setting in a different constellation, every 30 days.

It is this illusion which led the ancient Greeks and the Medieval Catholic Church to believe that the Earth was at the center of the solar system and that the sun orbited the Earth. The ancient astronomer priests of remote antiquity were not fooled. Thousands of years before the rise of the Greek civilization, these ancient priests recognized that the sun was at the center of the solar system, and, they calculated not only precess, but precession (Santillana & von Dechen, 1969; Sellers, 1992).

Figure 176. (Above). The Sphinx was erected to face the constellation of Leo, on the morning of the equinox, 13,000 years ago. Drawing From G. Hancock, 1995. Fingerprints of the Gods. Three Rivers Press, New York. (Left) Weathering studies indicate the Sphinx was first erected over 13,000 years ago and suffered most of its erosion when inundated by massive rainfall and flooding.

Because of the clock-like regularity of the changing seasons and the passage of the Earth through all the houses of the zodiac in a solar year, it can be predicted in which house of the Zodiac the sun would rise on any day of the year, including on the mornings of the summer and winter solstices and the spring and autumn equinoxes. These predictions can be made with accuracy for the following year, or even a hundreds years into the future: The future can be predicted mathematically based on the past.

What the ancient priests discovered, however, was that over thousands of years of time, and because of precession, the sun slowly changes position, like the hands of a clock. Over thousands of years, the sun begins to rise in a different constellation on the mornings of the summer solstices, and a different constellation on winter solstices and different constellations on the spring and autumn equinoxes (Santillana & von Dechen, 1969; Sellers, 1992).

What the ancient priests discovered was that the sun’s changing position, like the hands of a clock, pointed out the “hours” of the precessional cycle—a phenomenon referred to as the “precession of the equinoxes.”

Instead of every 30 days, the ancients discovered that every 2160 years the sun would point at a different constellations on the day of the equinox or solistice. That is, it takes 2160 years for the sun to slowly move from house to house—like the ticking hands of celestial clock.

Due to the retardation of the Earth’s orbital movement of 1 degree every 72 years, precession is a counterclockwise, or rather, an anti-clockwise phenomenon. Thus, every 2,160 years the sun rises in the previous house of the Zodiac. That is, the sun appears to move in a counterclockwise direction, such that the hands of the solar precessional clock also move backwards: Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, etc.

For example, the hands of the solar clock pointed at Aries, 4000 years ago, but slowly moved toward Pisces. For the last 2000 years the hand of the solar clock has pointed at Pisces, but is also moving slowly toward Aquarius. Thus, although we are still in the house of Pisces we are about to enter the age of Aquarius.

The ancient priests also determined that the precession of the equinoxes takes 25,920 years to complete its 360 degree circular cycle; i.e. 12 x 2160 years. The ancients were off by 144 years, at least according to modern “estimates” which gives the number as 25,776 (Hays, et al., 1976). Thus, 25,776 years from now, the sun will again appear to rise in Pisces and will be about to enter the age of Aquarius.


As the ancient astronomer priests realized, a single year consists of 365 days. A Great Year consists of 25,920 years. The Great Year, like a single year, consists of 12 houses, but instead of 30 days per house/month, the duration of the time spent in each house/constellation is 2160 years. It was also believed that as the hands of the cosmic clock shifted from one constellation to the next, this signified the ushering in of a “new world age,” e.g., the age of Taurus followed by the age of Aries followed by the (current) age of Pisces, each lasting 2160 years.

However, every beginning is heralded by an ending and the death of a “god.” As Aristotle long ago pointed out, in the truly ancient world, the “gods were stars,” that is, constellations. Thus, as the hands of the precessional clock moved from constellation to constellation, each new world age would be associated with the death of an old god and the birth and rein of a new god, who in turn would be directly linked to the prevailing constellation.

For example, the astronomical age of Pisces (the fish) began around the time of the birth of Christ, which is why the fish was and continues to be a symbol associated with Christ and Christianity. The age of Taurus the bull was 4,000-6,000 years ago which is why ancient religions of that period employed the symbol of the Bull, e.g. the Bull-cult of ancient Crete, the Apis bulls of ancient Egypt.

The Sumerian lists of the Zodiac also begin with Taurus, the bull, and this is because, 6,000 years ago the Sumerian civilization was in full flower and the Sun appeared to rise in the constellation of Taurus on the spring equinox. Sumerian stories also frequently refer to the Bull of Heaven. However, there are also Sumerian references to lions, such as when Gilgamesh killed two lions with his bare hands. Six thousand years ago, the sun appeared to rise in the constellation of Leo (the Lion) on the day of the summer solstice. Again, there are two solstices, and two equinoxes, and a different constellation occupies each of the four, for a 2,160 year period.

The Sumerians were largely a Semitic people, and Abraham, the patriarch of modern day Jews and the Jewish religion, hailed from Ur of the Chaldese, a Sumerian city, during the waning days of the age of Taurus. And like the Sumerians, the ancient Jews worshipped a number of gods, including Taurus, the bull—also known as the “Golden Calf.”

Moses appeared upon the scene during the new age of Aries: the ram—also known as the god of war. But, when he led the Jews from Egypt to the lands he claimed had been promised to them by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, they were not accepting of the new god and repeatedly rebelled in favor of the old gods, the gods worshipped by their fathers, and their kings:

“When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf. Then they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the Lord.”

“Then the Lord said to Moses, Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf.” —Exodus 32

Moses immediately ordered the slaughter of all who had worshipped the golden calf.

The age of the Bull was over. The hands of the precessional clock had shifted to a new constellation and a new world age. A new age required a new god. The God of Moses, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, was the new god heralded by the new age of the ram—Aries, the god of war, also known as the “Lord of Hosts” (armies) and the “Lord of Heaven.”

The age of the ram began 4000 years ago—when Abram/Abraham was called by “God” and left for Egypt— and ended 2000 years ago, which is why ancient religions at that time were ramoriented and/or used rams in their symbolism. Indeed, rams appear repeatedly in the old testament and were important symbols in Egypt during this period.

Abram (Ab-ram) left Sumer during the opening days of the new age of the ram, and it is Abram (who became Abraham) who was the patriarch and thus the founder of a new religion, the Jewish religion—but first he had to prove himself to the new god—the god of the ram—by sacrificing his first born son, Isaac (Genesis 22):

“And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.... and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.”

Figure 177. The sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham. Etching by Rembrandt. Instead, Abraham sacrificed a ram.

By sacrificing a ram, provided by “God,” and because he was willing to kill his first born son, Abraham proved himself worthy of being the father of a new age religion... “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah...” —Genesis 22


In ancient records we are sometimes told that “fate has 12 stations.” However, the ancients made a distinction between “fate” and “destiny.” Fate could be altered through free will and one’s behavior. Destiny could not—at least, so said the ancients. Destiny was unalterable: And this included even the destiny of the gods, for whereas gods, like woman and man, could influence if not control their fate, they could not control or alter their destiny, which, like their fate, was written in the stars.

The ancient astronomer priests believed that destiny, on a cosmic or global level, and the destruction and renewal of civilization, could be determined through the observation of the stars and via mathematical predictions based on precess, precession, and the orbit of the Earth as it made its journey through the heavens and the 12 houses of the zodiac; that is, the 12 constellations. This was important to the ancients because these events heralded not just the birth of a new god, but periods of destruction and cosmic calamity followed by a new golden age.

In the final passages of Revelation, we see not only references to precession and the 12 houses of the Zodiac, but we are told of a new golden age: “One of the seven angels... carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven. It had twelve gates. The twelve gates were twelve pearls. I did not see a temple in the city, because... the city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light.”

As noted, periods of rebirth and destruction were believed to be linked to the Earth’s movements from constellation to constellation, and this is also the overarching message of Revelation, i.e. Armageddon. Again, these beliefs were not based on superstition, but observation, history, and mathematical analysis.

There are hints in ancient records, for example, that cyclic periods of destruction were due to the Earth passing through regions of space that were in turmoil. We are told of wars in heaven, battles among the stars, in which the Earth was buffeted by debris from space and rocked by wayward planets, moons, comets and stars that snaked through the heavens like a giant serpent, or a like a dragon which swallowed (eclipsed) the sun and the moon, and then attacked the Earth. And we are warned that these cosmic catastrophic events are cyclic and will occur again in the future: “Is this the one that made the Earth to tremble, that did to shake kingdoms. That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities...

“But beware and rejoice not because the rod of his that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root and of his fruit shall be a fiery flying dragon... -Isaiah, 14

And, we are warned that these future cosmic catastrophic events, these wars in heaven, are directly related to precession and the passage of the Earth through the twelve houses of the Zodiac: “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried travailing in birth and pained to be delivered...

“And there appeared another wonder in heaven: And behold a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his head. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and did cast them to the Earth... -Revelation, 12

Thus we are told of “twelve stars” which are the 12 houses of the zodiac. And we are provided with the numbers: seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns. Seven + seven + ten = 24. There are 24 hours in a day, a recurring cycle of 12 hours of light, 12 hours of darkness.

The number 24 is repeated again and again in Revelation, and the references is to repeating cycles: “...because he once was, now is not, and yet will come...”

And, as to “the third part of the stars,” that Revelation tells us will be cast to Earth, this yields the number 8. What is the significance of number 8?

“Eight” refers to the eighth planet counting from the outer orbit of the solar system, i.e. the planet Venus, the morning star, also known as the great serpent, and by the name: “Lucifer.” “How art thou fallen from heaven, O’ Lucifer star of the morning... the one that made the Earth to tremble, that did to shake kingdoms. That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities...” -Isaiah, 14

According to ancient Sumerian and Babylonian tradition: “Seven” refers to our planet, mother Earth—the seventh planet when counting from the outer rim of the solar system. In the passage above, mother Earth becomes: “A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet” (though, as detailed later, this passage may also refer to the constellation of Virgo—a Virgin about to give birth to a new god).

“Seven also refers to the seven stars of Ursa, the dominant stars of the north and which are believed to be linked to the operative powers controlling the universe. And, in Revelation, we are told of the “7 angels... 7 seals... 7 spirits... 7 stars...”

Because the ancients believed that the stars, and the movement of the Earth in its journey through the heavens was of fateful significance, the observations of the heavens and the cyclic nature of the dance of the stars, played a major role in decision making and in religious practices, including, as noted, in the orientation of ancient temples and predictions of destruction and rebirth.


“Newton was not the first of the Age of Reason. He was the last of the magicians, the last of the Babylonians and Sumerians.... He looked on the whole universe and all that is in it as a riddle, as a secret which could be read by... certain mystic clues...laid about by... an esoteric brotherhood. He believed that these clues were to be certain papers and traditions handed down by the brethren in an unbroken chain back to the original cryptic revelation in Babylon. He regarded the universe as a cryptogram set by the Almighty.” —John Maynard Keynes.

Throughout much of history, there have been secret societies consisting of men who believed that the discoveries of science should be kept secret from kings, ministers, government officials, and those who would exploit science for the purpose of evil and doing harm.

Asoka, the grandson of Chandragupta who had unified ancient India, was a warrior and a scientist, and he applied his understanding of science, to war. He was overcome by his own successes and developed a horror for war. Upon becoming emperor of India, Asoka forbid men to ever use their intelligence or their knowledge of science, for purposes of evil. Scientists and scholars of ancient India, were forced to take vows of secrecy and to become members of a secret society who could only communicate openly through riddles, parables, and secret codes.

The ancient astronomer priesthood in many ways, also functioned like a secret society, with secret initiation rites, and hidden knowledge that only initiates were privy too.

For example, the Kaballa tells us that there are 72 angels and that those who know their names and numbers can use them to invoke or approach the divine powers—the Sephiroth.

In the ancient religion of China, the initiation ritual of the Hung League involved questions that involved the numbers 36, 72, and 108 (Ward, 1925)—all of which are multiples of 12: “I saw two pots with red bamboo. In one pot were 36 and in the other 72 plants, together, 108. Who in the world knows the meaning of this?” Indeed, what is the meaning of this?

All three are multiples of 12. Moreover, these numbers, as well as the numbers 9, 12, 30, 36, 108, 360, 2160, 25,920, 432,000, 1,296,000, repeatedly appear in ancient religious texts and in religious “myths” the world over.

In Arabic-pre-Islamic tradition, it was said that martyrs were rewarded in heaven with 72 Virgins. “Man has not touched them before them nor jinni. Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny? Reclining on green cushions and beautiful carpets. Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny? —The Beneficent.

Hadith number 2,562 in the collection known as the Sunan al-Tirmidhi says, “The least [reward] for the people of Heaven is 80,000 servants and 72 wives, over which stands a dome of pearls, aquamarine and ruby.”

The ancient Egyptian religious myth of Osirus tells us that 72 divine conspirators, led by Seth, plotted to kill Osirus (Budge, 1903, Sellers, 1992).

The mystics of the Kaballah believe that 72 is Yahweh’s secret number.

Yahweh instructed Moses and Aron to take 70 of the elders of Israel to accompany them to the Holy Mount; i.e. Moses + Aron + 70 = 72. However, Moses and Aron also brought along 2 of Arons 4 sons. Thus Aron and Moses were accompanied by 72 men.

These numbers are significant because they are precessional numbers which yield 2160—the total number of years in which the sun was believed to spend in each of the 12 constellation. For example, 30 times 72 equals 2160—the number of years the ancients believed it took the sun to pass from one to the next house of the zodiac.

Consider: 12 is the number of houses of the zodiac. There are 360 degrees to a circle and 30 is the number of degrees assigned to each house (360 divided by 12=30). 72 is the number of years for the sun to complete a precessional shift of one degree (the modern estimate being 71.6). And, 360 is the total number of degrees in the Earth’s ecliptic.

Again, 72 x 30 yields 2160 which is the total number of years in which the sun spends in each house. 360 x 72 equals 25,920, as does 2160 x 12, which is a very close estimate of the number of years to complete a precessional cycle through all 12 houses of the zodiac, the modern estimate being 25,777 years. Likewise, the value of 2160 is remarkably close to the modern estimate of 2148, which is the time it now takes for a precessional shift through a single constellation.

In some religious “myths,” the number 36 is added to 72, to obtain 108:

“In one pot were 36 and in the other 72 plants, together, 108. Who in the world knows the meaning of this?”

The number, 108, can be multiplied by factors of 10 to obtain the number of years for a precessional shift through a single constellation, i.e. 20 times 108 equals 2,160.

The temple complex of Angkor, India, has five gates which lead to five roads, each of which is bordered by 108 gigantic stone figures, i.e. 540 stone figures total. These stone figures are bound to a huge Naga serpent, which they pull in order to churn the Milky Oceans of the Universe. 540, like 108, is a precessional number. For example, 540 x 4 = 2,160.

The number “4” is derived from the four seasons (the two solstices and two equinoxes) and which also provides us with the sign of the cross.

Also, 540 x 48 = 25,920

In ancient Indian religion, the number 48 appears as a component of each divine year. For example, 4,800 is the duration of Krita Yuga.

The Rigveda also tell us of the “12-spoked wheel in which the 720 sons of Agni are established.” 12 x 720 = 8640 which when multiplied by 30 = 25,920.

The number 12, of course, refers to the 12 houses of the zodiac. And, 12 has always been a very important number in ancient, as well as more modern religions, such as Judaism and Christianity. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed in 12 great gods, the 12 Olympians of the Greek Pantheon.

However, before the rise of the 12 Olympians, the Greeks tell us there were 12 Titans.

There are 12 months in a year, 12 hours in a day, and 12 hours in a night, and 12 constellations. Osiris (The Lord of the Dead), was killed by Set in the company of 72 conspirators, and passes judgment on the dead with the assistance of a council of 12.

“The Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven.... had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.

The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb” —Revelations.

Jesus had his 12 apostles. Moses “erected 12 stone pillars” (Exodus 24:4). And Jacob and Ishmael each had 12 sons.

“As for Ishmael... of him twelve chieftains will be born, his shall be a great nation” —Genesis 17:20.

“Those were the sons of Ishmael...twelve chieftains each to his own nation” —Genesis 25. “And the number of sons of Jacob was twelve.” —Genesis 35

However, although Jacob had 12 sons, before the birth of his last (12th son) Benjamin, the number of his brood had also numbered 12 if we include his daughter Dinah. Likewise, the 12 constellations of the zodiac consists of 11 males and 1 female—Virgo.

The tribe of Benjamin, that is, the Benjaminites, also took on a female role. As detailed in the Jewish Bible (Tanakh), the Benjaminites were a tribe of notorious homosexuals.

As detailed in Genesis, Jacob’s other sons were also linked to the zodiac: Juda was referred to as a lion (Leo), Zebulun was linked to Aquarius—he was to be a Dweller of the Seas—and Joseph was linked to Sagittarius as he was depicted as a bowman.

Also, Levi and Simeon were linked together, thus forming a Gemini (twins). Both brothers, Jacob prophesied, would forfeit their domains and their offspring would be dispersed among the other 10 tribes. However, the list stayed at 12 with the addition of Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.

Also, in the Jewish “Bible” —i.e, in the Nevi’m (The Prophets)— there are 12 minor prophets (chapters) and 9 major prophets (chapters) listed. Again, these are precessional numbers. The ancients also counted 9 planets, the Earth being number 7, and Venus, number 8. And, 12 x 9 = 108. These are all precessional number, and 9 and 12 are repeatedly mentioned in the Bible and were considered sacred numbers by a number of ancient religions: The Aztecs and Mayas believed in a pantheon of 9 deities, as did the priests of Egypt during the earliest dynastic period, 4,500 years ago (Budge, 1903, Thomkins, 1987). The Mayas also believed that the underworld has nine levels through which the dead must journey over a period of 4 years (Coe, 1993).

We also know that the Hebrew word “Mazal-tov” (shouted during births and weddings) does not mean “good luck” per se, but a “good zodiac,” or, a “good constellation/station.” That is, a wish that the sun’s station, in a specific constellation on the day of the birth/wedding, will bring good luck. Again, there are 12 constellations and 12 is a precessional number.

Or consider the number, 432,000.

The Mayan calendar featured the number 432,000, as well as 2160 and others that allowed for the calculation of precession, i.e. 1 Tun = 360 days, 2 Tuns = 720 days, 6 Tuns 2160 days, 6 Katuns = 43,200 days (Wright, R. 1991).

The ancients believed that precession through one constellation takes 2,160 years. Precession through two houses of the zodiac (60 degree across the ecliptic) was believed to take 4,320 years. In ancient Indian religion, Kali Yuga is believed to be one of the four ages of Earth . Kali Yuga is identified as the current and last age and consists of 1200 Divine years. This is equal to 432,000 years of mortal man.

There are also 10,800 stanzas in the religious text, the Rigveda, the most ancient of Vedic literature— 10800 being a multiple of 108. Each stanza consists of 432,000 syllables. In the Sumerian King’s list, it is asserted that the Anunnaki gods arrived on Earth, 432,000 years ago.

We are also told by Berossus of ancient Babylon, that gods and demi-gods ruled ancient Summer for a total of 432,000 years.

According to ancient Chinese traditions, all the world’s knowledge, before the destruction of the last world by the worldwide deluge, were said to be written down in 4,320 volumes. Berossus also tells us that there are 2,160,000 years between creation and universal catastrophe, which is the amount derived at when 432,000 is multiplied by 5.

The four seasons, plus the axis running through the Earth (passing through north and south pole) yields the number “5.”

Likewise, 2,160,000 represents 1000 cycles of the number of years it takes the sun to pass from one to the next house of the zodiac.

As noted, by multiplying the base and height of the Great pyramid by 43,200 one can arrive at an astonishingly close approximation of the dimensions of the Earth.

Or, consider the Norse poem which describes the battle of the gods and the end of the world: “500 doors and 40 there are I seen, in Valhalla’s walls; 800 fighters through each door fare, When to war with the Wolf they go.”

500 plus 40 = 540. 540 x 800 = 432,000.

432,000 divided by 6,000=72

432,000 divided by 2,000=2,160

Again: “Coincidence” is not a scientific explanation.

Dr. Herman Hiprect, who participated in “The Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania” has reported that in analyzing the numerous Mesopotamian mathematical tablets, that “all the multiplication and division tables from the temple libraries of Nippur and Sippar, and from the library of Ashurbanipal in Ninevah, are based upon the number 1296000.” He concluded that this number had to be related to precession.

12,960,000 divided by 500=25,920

500 x 25,920=12,960,000

Figure 178. Churning the Milky Oceans of the Heavens. The serpent was often used to symbolize the spiraling coil of the Milky Way. From G. De Santillana & H. von Dechend, 1969, Hamlet’s Mill. David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston

As summed up by de Santillan and von Dechend (1969), “When one finds the same numbers reappearing under several multiples in the Vedas, in the temples of Angkor, in Babylon, in Heraclitius’ dark utterances, and also in the Norse Valhalla, it is not an accident... These refer to celestial events... and constitute... a language of awe inspiring antiquity...

that concentrates on numbers, motions, measures, overall frames, schemas, and on the structure of numbers, on geometry.... which transmit... a precessional message...” Yes, but is the message?

The ancients believed that precession, the cosmic clock,was directly linked to cycles of creation and destruction, of death and rebirth. Precession was a key to predicting the future—a future based on the past, including past cycles of cosmic destruction, in which the Earth was buffeted by cosmic forces and falling stars as it journeyed again and again, through the same wilds of space. Five times in the history of our planet, the Earth has been struck by massive meteors which have destroyed over 70% of animal life on this planet.

Indeed, one need only gaze at the pocked-mocked surface of the moon in order to realize we live in the midst of a cosmic-shooting gallery.

And the best predictor of the future, is the past.

Repeatedly the Earth has been buffeted by natural catastrophes, including a period of global warming, which was followed by a massive meteor strike over a huge North American inland sea, surrounded by glacial dams, 13,000 years ago. The glacial dam burst and the ice cold inland sea rushed into the Atlantic, shutting down the Gulf-Stream warming-cooling cycle, causing sea-levels to rise nearly 400 feet and triggering an arctic winter lasting 1000 years—thus destroying much of ancient civilization.

And the best predictor of the future, is the past.

Repeatedly our planet has been plagued by a confluence of catastrophes, both man-made and of cosmic origin... a confluence of catastrophes which are said to have befallen the Earth some 12,000 years ago, and which destroyed the cities, destroyed the kingdoms, and destroyed the civilizations of ancient woman and man...

An increasing body of evidence now indicates the Earth was in fact struck by a swarm of meteors, some 13,000 years ago, packing an explosive punch equal to a thousand hydrogen bombs, igniting firestorms and shrouding the earth in a dense cloud of dust that blocked sunlight and sent worldwide temperatures plummeting.

“And the seven judges of hell raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame. A stupor of despair went up to heaven when the god of the storm turned daylight into darkness, when he smashed the land like a cup” -the Epic of Gilgamesh.

These giant meteors (“stars”) attacked in swarms, 13,000 years ago, striking the Middle East and leaving still visible craters over 2 miles wide. Others struck North and South America, a cluster of ten striking the Pampean Plains in Argentina. Most slammed into the oceans of the Earth creating tidal waves over 3 miles high—thus destroying the cities and the civilizations of woman and man. Those striking the oceans sent plumes of mist and water into the air, whereas those striking the Earth sent up plumes of smoke and debris, thus first rising global temperatures and then sending them plummeting by blocking out the sun thus causing causing the freezing of the massive tidal flood waters. Likewise, 13,000 years ago, 100s of species were driven to extinction, including the woolly mammoths who were flash frozen with grass in their mouth. In theAmericas, giant bears, giant bevers, sabertooth tigers, lions, cheetas, and wolves as big as a horse, suddenly became extinct, again, some 13,000 years ago.

That meteors and debris from the heavens attack in swarms is evident from the comet that struck Jupiter. Likewise, there is increasing evidence that the dinosaurs were wiped, 65 million years ago, when the Earth was struck by swarms of meteors. In 1991, a giant 110 mile-wide crater—dated to 65 million years ago- was discovered buried under the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. It struck at the same time as the death of the dinosaurs. As reported in the August issue of the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, yet another crater has been discovered in the Ukraine which is also 65 million years old. According to a report in the August 1, 2002 issue of Nature, yet another meteor crater was found at the bottom of the North Sea dating to the same era.

And the best predictor of the future, is the past: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O’ Lucifer son of the morning. For thou hast said in thine heart: I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the most High... “How art thou fallen from heaven, O’ Lucifer star of the morning. Is this the one that made the Earth to tremble, that did to shake kingdoms. That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities... “But beware and rejoice not because the rod of his that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root and of his fruit shall be a fiery flying dragon... -Isaiah, 14

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried travailing in birth and pained to be delivered...

“And there appeared another wonder in heaven: And behold a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his head. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and did cast them to the Earth...

“And there was a war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon: and the dragon fought and his angels. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan which deceivith the whole world: He was cast out and his angels were cast out with him... “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood. And the Earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out his mouth. And the dragon was wroth and went to make war...” —Revelation, 12


The coming of Christ, a Messiah, the new god, and the onset of a “new Golden Age” was heralded by the sun’s movement from Aries into the house of Pisces, 2000 years ago. In the mind of at least some of the ancients, the birth of the new god was also signaled by the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which lined up together in the constellation of Pisces, in the year 6 B.C., thus forming a very bright “star”—the “star of Bethlehem.”

These “blessed” events were immortalized two thousand years ago by Virgil, in his Fourth Ecologue: “Now the Virgin returns, the reign of Saturn returns, now a new generation descends from heaven on high. Only do thou, pure Lucina, smile on the birth of the child, under whom the iron brood shall first cease, and a golden race spring up throughout the world!”

And who was the “virgin?”

Virgo. With her return, Virgo the virgin would give birth to a new age and a new god. Two thousand years ago, whereas Pisces governed the vernal equinox, the sun rose in Virgo during the autumn equinox. However, 12,000 to 14,000 years ago, Virgo governed the vernal equinoxes during the “golden age” and when she left, the “golden age ended” in a confluence of catastrophes. Hence, Virgil’s poem, refers to the return of the Virgin which coincided with the new age of Pisces both of which ruled during the last “Golden age.”

Thus, the birth of Christ was associated not only with the new golden age of Pisces, but with a virgin—Virgo: The virgin birth of the new god. Virgo would rein for 2,160 years, and with her departure (in about 100 years), the god she gave birth to will die. However, a new god will not only take the place of the old god, but her departure will give birth to the new god as well—a god associated with the “beast” —Leo (the lion). The Virgin will flee only to be pursued by Leo who shall take her place.

Likewise, in Revelation, we are told that the ending of the next world will be associated with a “ that of a lion...” and a “dragon” who “gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority...” and who “pursued the woman who...was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth...” and who, upon giving “birth to the male child...fled into the desert.... where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days...the dragon...pursued the woman...”

The woman (Virgo) gives birth (a virgin birth) to a new God only to depart and to be pursued by the water belching dragon and anti-Christ who gives power to a lion-like beast (Leo) who will rule the heavens. However, by departing she also gives birth to a new god: the beast, Leo. Revelations also gives us the number of the beast: “His number is 666. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast.”

“666” is obviously a reference to a repeating cycle. Yet, the author of Revelations asks us to look beyond the obvious and to “calculate the number of the beast.”

Calculating the Number of the Beast: 6 x 6 x 6 = 216. “216” is a precessional number: 2,160— the number of years to complete a precessional cycle.

“The dragon...which gave power to the beast... had...ten horns.” -Revelation. 10 x 216 = 2160.

The “Beast” is Leo: “The horses... I saw in my vision looked like this: The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions....Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven...he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion....And I saw a beast coming out of the sea.” (Aquarius—the sea.) “He had...a mouth like that of a lion.” -Revelation.

And his repeating cyclic number, 666, refers to precession: “The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss...The inhabitants of the Earth.... will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come...” -Revelation As noted, precession is a counterclockwise, or rather, an anti-clockwise phenomenon. Due to the retardation of the Earth’s orbital movement of 1 degree every 72 years, every 2,160 years the sun rises in the previous house of the Zodiac.

Hence, instead of moving forward from Pisces to Aries, in about 100 years the sun will rise in Aquarius, thereby signaling the death of the god of Pisces (the fish) and heralding the new age god of Aquarius who will rule the vernal equinox.

Likewise, Virgo (the virgin) will be replaced by Leo (a predatory “Beast”) who will rule the autumn equinox, just as he did 13,000 years ago: “The horses... I saw in my vision looked like this: The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions....Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven...he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion....And I saw a beast coming out of the sea.” (Aquarius—the sea). “He had...a mouth like that of a lion....” -Revelation

Figure 179. (Above) Colliding Galaxies. One need only gaze at the pocked marked, heavily cratered surface of the moon in order to realize we live in the midst of a cosmic shooting gallery. NASA photo.

Figure 180. In 1994, the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet broke into huge pieces and collided with the planet Jupiter.

Figure 181. (Right) Estimates of the percentage of all genera to become extinct since 600 million years ago following massive meteor strikes against the Earth. There have been five major extinctions. Based on Rampino & Haggerty, 1994. Reprinted from Jakosky, 1998. (Below) NASA illustration of a giant meteorite striking the Earth.

Figure 182. Satan cast out of heaven.

The age of Aquarius/Leo, therefore, is the anti-Christ: Symbolized by the movement away from Pisces/Virgo, and the end of that “god’s” rule.

The coming of the anti-Christ is also associated with the onset of terrible worldwide calamities and catastrophes.

“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood...”

Some 12,000 years ago, Aquarius (the god of the waters) ruled the autumn equinox and Leo ruled the vernal equinox. It is during this ancient period that the “Golden Age” is believed to have ended, and civilization along with it in a terrible flood that coincided with a “war in heaven.” Thus, the return of Leo and Aquarius (albeit in the opposite equinox) and the departure of Pisces and Virgo, is also believed to herald not just a new beginning, but a terrible ending—a confluence of catastrophes that will coincide with a celestial war in heaven and a battle among the stars that will begin with the rise of Leo, the “Beast:”

Will the Earth will be struck by a swarm of asteroids and meteors with the onset of the age of Aquarius/Leo?

“Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him... and there before me was a throne... In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures. The first living creature was like a lion” (Leo?) “the second was like an ox” (Taurus?) “the third had a face like a man (Sagittarius/ Aquarius?), “the fourth was like a flying eagle...”

And what is the “flying eagle?”

The International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 constellations, including, Aquila, the Eagle who “glides on outstretched wings through the glowing band of the Milky Way.” Altair, is its brightest star, and is about 16 light-years from Earth. “Altair,” is the Arabic word for “eagle.”

Revelation continues: “the fourth was like a flying eagle... And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll...Then one of the elders said to me... the Lion... has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals... and the stars in the sky fell to Earth. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the Earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains... Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them. The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the Earth. A third of the Earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea....The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky...” -Revelation.


“Who among us can tell the future by letting us hear the First Things?” —Isaiah, 43.

Revelation repeatedly refers to a cosmic catastrophe associated with the house of Leo (the lion) and Aquarius (waters/sea). Ezekiel (38, 39) tells us that in the “End of Days” fire and brimstone will fall from the skies, and there will be great earthquakes, plagues, and wars.

Ezekiel, like Revelation and Isaiah, also contains precessional language, as does the Mayan/ Olmec calendar. And, they base their predictions of the future, on what has happened in the past... that the End is anchored in the Beginning (e.g. Isaiah, 48; Zechariah, 1, 7).

And in the Beginning the Earth was bombarded with massive meteorites for nearly 700 million years. And five times in the last 500,000 years, the Earth has been struck by massive meteorites which have destroyed 70 to 90% of all animal life.

The best predictor of the future, is the past.

However, neither Revelation, Ezekiel, or Isaiah, provide us with a date in which these terrible catastrophic and cosmic events are to recur, other than to warn that these disasters will begin with the return of the great serpent, the anti-Christ, and the beast: Aquarius/Leo.

The Mayas, basing their calculations on the Venus calender, were more exacting.

According to the Mayan/Olmec/Aztec Calendar, the date for the beginning of the end of this civilization and this world, will be “4 Ahau 3 Kankin” (December 23, 2012), “and it will be ruled by the Sun God, the ninth Lord of the Night.”

The best predictor of the future, is the past, and “those who do not learn from the past, are condemned to repeat it.”

And if it has not happened, it will happen... “and no one will be safe from it.” Does that mean we are nearing “the end?” Will the Earth be attacked by a swarm of falling stars?

Fate has 12 stations. Although we may change our fate, the ancients tell us that destiny cannot be altered, but only predicted from the past and the movements of the sun and the stars. But as to fate—that again, is of our own making. And what are we making? Global warming, ozone depletion, genetic pollution, ethnic cleansing, atomic proliferation, wars wars and more wars... the streams, rivers, lakes and oceans of the Earth a vast toilet churning with man-made pharmaceutical wastes and cancer-causing chemical poisons— we are poisoning the planet, we are killing mother Earth... and no god will come down from the skies to save us.

That great serpent may threaten us from the skies...but the confluence of catastrophes that will destroy mankind, are also of our own making...


2012: The Return of the Great Serpent

Every spiral galaxy is a "great serpent" and some serpent's eat their own tail. Yet others swallow their tiny brothers and sisters piecemeal, over time....eating the stars of dwarf galaxies when they circle round or venture near... stars which may rain down creating cosmic collisions.

And every galaxy is a keeper of time, a great cosmic clock... and precise predictions can be made... clocks within clocks, circles within circles... and coiling round the great Milkyway galaxy, snakes the serpent Sagittarius.

As we shall learn, cycles of 12 have great cosmic significance for almost all ancient cultures... 12, 24, 48, 60, 72... and the elliptical dwarf galaxy Sagittarius, coils round the milkyway every 240 million years and soon the head of this cosmic elliptical serpent will be snapping at where the Earth and our solar system is now. Even now stars from Sagittarius have begun to rain down upon us, disturbing the oceans of asteroids, meteors, and great mountains of ice which surround our solar system... the great Oort cloud and Kuiper belts...

Great change is upon us... a new age is upon, represented by the constellation Aquarius, the bearer of water... oceans of water, and all the oceans of the Earth originated from watery meteors and comets which pummeled the Earth for 800 million years after our planet's creation.

And with every beginning, there is an end... great changes is upon us.

And not just the Earth, but every planet in our solar system... and thus we see the other planets also change and some grow warmer: Pluto grows patches of darkness, polar shifts of Uranus and Neptune, auroras dance on Saturn, Jupiter's magnetic field doubling in intensity...

The Milkyway may not have always been our home... Our solar system may have once dwelled in Sagittarius... only to be stripped away from our galaxy of birth, and becoming one with that great serpent, the Milkyway... dancing now across the face of this great cosmic clock which will soon strike 12.

The ticking of the cosmic clock: In the 12th months of the year 2012, the Earth, our sun, and our solar system which enter the "great rift" --facing the barrel of a cosmic galactic gun pointing through a great equatorial nothingness which leads to the black hole of the black heart of the Milkyway.

The black hole eats stars, and ejects massive quantities of energy which can sterilize stars and planets, send moons and meteors careering from their orbits. On 2012, our solar system, and our Earth will experience a galactic climax, and will be blasted by incredible plasma energies spewed from the black heart of the center of the Milkyway.

And not just energies. After almost 5 billion years, our solar system will be turned on its head as it fully joins its cousins alongside one of the great spiral arms of the Milkyway and is released from the gravitational influences of Sagittarius.

And what may become of the Earth and our solar system when subjected to these incredible centrifugal, gravitational forces and energy blasts from the black hole of the Milkyway?

Some say it is these cosmic events which explains why the Mayan calendar ends in the year 2012 as all starry references will quite suddenly become irrelevant.

The best predictor of the future, is the past.

Five times in the last billion years, our planet, our sun, and our solar system have traveled this starry road before... and five times the Earth has been struck by massive meteors which have destroyed over 70% of animal life on this planet.

Continents have split apart, the magnetic field has been reversed, there have been great floods, shattering earthquakes, the poles have shifted... and great loss of life have plagued this planet... cosmic catastrophes some blame on the movement of the stars, and the great serpent... the last great world-wide catastrophe plunging the Earth into chaos, just 12,000 years ago--Exactly as predicted by the Mayan/Atec Calendar.

“Is this the one that made the Earth to tremble, that did to shake kingdoms. That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities...

“But beware and rejoice not because the rod of his that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root and of his fruit shall be a fiery flying dragon... -Isaiah, 14

According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

"... and the stars of the heaven fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casteth her unripe figs when she is shaken of a great wind. And the heaven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Then the kings of the earth, the important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and all the slaves and free people concealed themselves in caves and among the rocks in the mountains...

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him... and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.... and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood...

Far off, unknown, beyond the range of thought, scarce reached by gods, the years' rough haggard mother, stands a primeval Cave in whose vast breast, is Time's cradle and womb. A Serpent encloses, the Cave, consuming all things with slow power, and green scales always glinting. Its mouth devours, the backbent tail as with mute motion it traces, its beginning. At the entrance Nature sits, the threshold-guardian, aged and yet lovely, and round her gather and flit on every side Spirits. A Venerable Man writes down immutable laws. He fixes the number of stars in every constellation, makes some of them move and others hang at rest. So all things live or die by predetermined laws... When the Sun rested on the cave's wide threshold, Nature ran in her might to meet him; the Old Man bent grey hairs to the proud rays.

Claudian (c. 370-408), Roman poet



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The Origin of Life: The Earth is an island, swirling in an ocean of space, and life has been washing to shore, since the creation.

Cosmic collisions are commonplace, not only between meteors and planets, but entire galaxies, and life has been repeatedly tossed into the abyss...only to land on other planets.

The genetic seeds of life swarm throughout the cosmos, and these genetic "seeds," these living creatures, fell to Earth, encased in stellar debris which pounded the Earth for 700 millions years after the creation. And these "seeds" contained the DNA-instructions for the metamorphosis of all life, including woman and man.

DNA acts to purposefully modify the environment, which acts on gene selection, so as to fullfill specific genetic goals: the dispersal and activation of silent DNA and the replication of life forms that long ago lived on other planets.


The next revolution has begun...