Sacred Place of the First Fire Ceremony


Stars that do not know.

The meridian of the First Fire.

The Pleiades mark Time as the Hero rises above the Cosmic Waters.

The purpose of the First Fire is First Father's Return to the Corn Field.

But, first comes Judgment of the Peccaries.

Love rises in the east as the Ruler captures the Sense of Being and the dawn comes with Truth and the Jaguar.

As the Moon falls under the horizon, Hunahpu catches the Ball as he come down to Bonampak.

Author travels to the Land Under the Land as the Spirit of Mars stirs.

The Earth and the Solar System align the two Knuckle Balls.
JPL begins the roving of Spirit on Mars, awaiting the arrival of Opportunity.

Martian Volcanoes
Fires that shook me once, but now to silent ashes fall'n away.
Cold upon the dead volcano sleeps the gleam of dying day.
- Tennyson

Mars is only about one-half the size of Earth and yet has several volcanoes that surpass the scale of the largest terrestrial volcanoes. The most massive volcanoes are located on huge uplifts or domes in the Tharsis and Elysium regions of Mars. The Tharsis dome is 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) across and rises to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in height. Located on its northwest flank are three large shield volcanoes: Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons and Arsia Mons. Beyond the dome's northwest edge is Olympus Mons, the largest of the Tharsis volcanoes. Olympus Mons is classified as a shield volcano. It is 24 kilometers (15 miles) high, 550 kilometers (340 miles) in diameter and is rimmed by a 6 kilometers (4 miles) high scarp. It is one of the largest volcanoes in the Solar System. By comparison the largest volcano on Earth is Mauna Loa which is 9 kilometers (6 miles) high and 120 kilometers (75 miles) across.

Elysium Planitia is the second largest volcanic region on Mars. Elysium Planitia is centered on a broad dome that is 1,700 by 2,400 kilometers (1,060 by 1,490 miles) in size. It has smaller volcanoes than the Tharsis region, but a more diverse volcanic history. The three volcanoes include Hecates Tholus, Elysium Mons and Albor Tholus.

The Year of Love and Light witnesses the Great Knuckle Ball dropping from the hand of Mars coincides with the celestial and ecliptic meridians. On the planet Mars, which is named after the Roman god of rational being, is the largest volcano in the solar system as the Chi Pisces equivalent of the Knuckle Ball of Andromeda. It is a sign that rational harmony will be abundant in the year 2004, and the journey of man will have accomplished its goal. During that same week, men on earth will be bouncing around the Red Planet on cameras of a Martian Rover called Spirit. It is a very good sign when the message above is the same as the message below, even if this author has to travel to the country of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) to witness the cosmic harmony, and even if below is a cup called Gusev Crater on Mars. But for an organism that has come so far, it is only fitting that the new process of cosmic exploration should receive such an incredible show. Judgment Day has come and gone. The Age of Pisces can now begin again.

The zenith in the mountains at Santiago.

Siloam goes to Siloam where the Phoenix flies at the End of the River,
proving that what goes around comes around.

Horus Returns to save the Kingdom of Heaven
The Dream of Kings has come to the times of Beginning Again.

Updated: 09:43 AM EST
NASA Rover Rolls Onto Martian Surface

PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 15) - The Spirit rover successfully rolled onto Mars early Thursday, placing its six wheels on solid Martian ground for the first time since the robot bounced down on the Red Planet nearly two weeks ago.
Engineers and scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory cheered loudly after receiving confirmation at 5 a.m. EST that the maneuver was a success.

Mars now is our sandbox, and we are ready to play and learn,'' said JPL director Charles Elachi.

Black-and-white pictures beamed from Spirit showed its two rear wheels on the Martian soil, with its lander behind it. Two parallel tracks led away from the lander.

''This is a big relief. We are on Mars. Spirit has landed,'' said Rob Manning, manager of the entry, descent and landing portion of the mission. ''Our wheels are finally dirty.''

Jennifer Trosper, mission manager for surface operations, opened a celebratory bottle of champagne at a news conference.

''Now we are the mission that we all envisioned 3 1/2 years ago,'' she said.

Elachi noted President Bush's call on Wednesday for moon missions and long-term robotic and human journeys to Mars.

''We at NASA, we move awfully fast,'' Elachi joked. ''In less than 15 hours, we are doing our first step.''

Spirit was to have taken less than two minutes to travel the 10 feet from the unfolded petals of its lander onto Mars. Engineers said the move likely would be the riskiest of Spirit's entire three-month mission.

Engineers delayed the move for three days to give Spirit time to reposition itself atop its lander, where it had sat since arriving. Spirit had to turn in place 115 degrees to line up with one of the exit ramps that ring the lander.

Originally, Spirit was to roll straight off the lander on its ninth day on Mars. But the now-deflated air bags that cushioned the rover's Jan. 3 landing blocked that way, forcing Spirit to perform a slow pirouette, turning clockwise in three separate moves.

Mission plans called for Spirit to spend several days parked beside its lander after rolling off, giving it time to find its bearings and perform some preliminary analysis of the soil and rocks around it.

NASA then planned for Spirit to begin a meandering trip in the direction of an impact crater about 825 feet away. Spirit was designed to travel dozens of yards a day.

On its way, scientists said Spirit would prospect for geologic evidence that the now dry Red Planet was once wetter and hospitable to life. Spirit landed in the middle of Gusev Crater, a 95-mile-wide depression scientists believe contained a lake during the ancient past.

Even while parked, Spirit remained busy. It used its nine cameras to take at least 3,900 pictures of its surroundings. Mission scientists used those images, including sweeping panoramas, to chart the rover's planned movements.

The $820 million project also includes a second, identical rover named Opportunity. Spirit's twin should land on the opposite side of the Red Planet on January  24.

Sojourner, the far smaller rover that NASA landed on Mars in 1997, spent a single day atop the Pathfinder lander before shoving off to roam its surroundings. It rolled about 300 feet and provided pictures and chemical analyses of Mars' surface before losing contact. Spirit is far more complex and took 12 days to unfold and ready itself.

A few hours before the rover's big move, Vice President Dick Cheney toured the Mars mission control center and praised the staff as ''America's most dedicated and successful scientists and researchers.''

His visit Wednesday coincided with President Bush's announcement in Washington of a renewed push for space research. Bush unveiled a plan to send astronauts back to the moon as early as 2015 and to land someone on Mars.

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Man has arrived on the Martian Soil.

The East Hill Complex where Spirit will roam.

Starry Night shows the Phoenix and Whale at the End of the River above the East Hill Complex.

The Sky and show Man with a Foot on Mars.

Spirit has come to Mars, and is looking eastward.

The Eternal Return and the Empty Tomb
The Spirit of Man has left the earthly tomb and gone to Mars.
As it was above down here, so it is now above up there.

Truth in the stars is what we make of it.
It is the clear intent of First Father that Man should journey
throughout the body of First Mother.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
a Cosmos without out end, A-Men.

View Through the Entrance Passageway of the Great Pyramid at Giza

View Through the Grand Gallery

Judgment Hall in the Solar System

Gateways of Men and Gods

The Curious Tale of Asteroid Hermes  and  Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides

UPDATE 1 10/25/03 Pre-Game LA Fire Storm

UPDATE 2 10/25/03 Post Game

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Cosmic Birth Canal

Taming the Dagon of Desire

Return of Dagon

Conception of the Son of the Sun of the Sun

A Body on Loan from God, Phaeton and Dagon Circumcise Rush

Ishmael Comet and the Angel Crop Circle    

Additional essays in reverse chronological order on the current Judgment Day events.

A Goddess gives birth to the New Age

Fulfilling Mother Nature's Dream of Kingdom Come

A Close Encounter with Mars
Reveals the Dream of First Father and First Mother

Of Flowers and Chariots- An essay on human sexual response

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