Now it came to pass after the enlightenment of the first day that there was need for a place in which the Creator could create. This place was necessarily taken from the waters, for no firmament yet existed in the all fluid state of creation. The water in this instance is the "emotion" which the Creator felt upon first pursuing an enlightened plan from the spirit which gave birth to the plan. Like all rational enlightenment that has followed since, the first required a stabilizing form in which to come into being, for without stability, rationality cannot be defined, and enlightenment must necessarily descend back into the abyss from which it came.
Gen 1:6-8 (KJV)
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
The second period of enlightenment is the establishment of a firmness to the creation in which processes could be recorded for future events to have a relationship with. In this way we can look back at the Sumerian glyphs of day and night and witness that the galaxy, as seen by the Sumerians, and others, represents the waters at the moment of superfluidity when enlightenment searched for a place of being. On the second day cosmic vertigo was eliminated. For on that day up and down were established in the midst of cosmic fluidity.
In this graphic image of a spiral galaxy we can see that the cosmic process has an identity which differentiates up and down. Although this image is far evolved from the moment of the "words" of Genesis, it illustrates an essential truth known around the earth for thousands of years, and now forgotten for over a thousand years. Our cosmic home has an up and a down, which was defined by itself. As you become familiar with this figure and realize that it is an accurate image of our own relationship with the Milky Way and the solar constellations, then you will begin to call it by its original name, the "House the Creator made during the second period of enlightenment," or for the sake of ease of retention in the minds of children, the "works of the second day."
According to the cycles of the heavens understood today, this development has taken some 15 billion trips around the sun by the earth. But, we do not have a sun created yet, only an up and a down without a rational identity. In order to have a sun, we have to define where it is within this great firmament of the heavens. We can begin to understand that the firmament has an above and a below when we acknowledge the visible plane or a disk dividing them. In ancient Egypt, this disk was known as Ra-Heru-Khuti and the Sun Disk, called Aten. Where is the sun within that great cosmic firmament, and how do we distinguish the spirits of up and down? Let Genesis tell us where it is.
Gen 1:9-10 (KJV)
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
In Genesis 1:9-10 we see that the underside of the heavens are delineated as earth and sea. At the very bottom of the sea lies a man with a scepter in his hands. He will become Adam, as well as the Egyptians Geb, Ptah, and Seker-Asar, among many others. In nearly all the creation stories, this man is located in a place called the earth within the heavenly sea below the dry land of the ecliptic. How do we know it is a sea?
We know that the sea is under the firmament of the heavens because a whale and a fish are next to the man at the bottom of the cosmic earth. Above him stands a Tree of Life, for which he is the gardener or tender of its seed. If you look with the eyes of the Creator, you will see that it is as the words of Genesis said it was; the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. On the dry land we see two goats and a man running with a pale of water. This is where the dry land appears, above the Land Under the Land and the Cosmic Sea.
Is this the image of the first man on earth under the sea that which inspired the words of Genesis? Or was the original intent to bring out of the cosmic sea, the first man of words? And if there was another before this man from under the firmament of the heavens at the bottom of the Cosmic Sea, wouldn't that have been a different creation than the one that is, for this one was so, and it still is so, even unto this very day. In the mind of the Creator this man was clearly meant to be, otherwise, he wouldn't be what he is.
So with these words the land under the dry land of the sun was an island in the seas of the heavens. This metaphor also describes the location of the solar system as an island in the fluidity of the cosmos, and it is common sense, which any observer can fathom? It may not be common knowledge, any more, but the sense we share in common will tell us that the solar system is like an atoll in the Pacific, when compared to the vastness of a galaxy filled with suns. All around the world in practically every ancient land, the heavenly sea was always below the firmament. Would anyone propose that the heavenly sea be placed above the firmament? Possibly those who prefer chaos would do so, but these types would simply deny what is before the face, and approach the abyss with vertigo, not knowing whether they are under the sea or above it. Up and down are entities defined by virtue of how water behaves towards them. Water better defines down than any rational words ever could. In scuba diving we defeat vertigo by watching the direction that bubble travel. In cosmic creation, it only reasonable to let down be the way water flows.
Now where should the grass grow, and the fruit yielding tree, and which way should they grow? Up? We can see in the land of Adam and Geb that the tree extends to the firmament of the heavens. Does Genesis state that the grass and fruits should be above the firmament, too? Let's see.
Gen 1:11-13 (KJV)
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Genesis in King James does not put the tree and the fruits above the firmament of the heavenly waters, just that these would be above the earth, or literally "upon the earth," as opposed to in or under the earth. The original Hebrew text can be interpreted with the word "upon" being change to the word "above." We like to see herbs on the earth, rather than above it, but there is solid proof that this herb was a heavenly flower. For in the ancient myths of the world there was such a place where the seed of life was to grow. In is in the Elysian Fields at the top of the galactic axis.
In the whole picture of the Tree of Life which is above the Milky Way we can see where the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind. Though the top of the tree growing in Adam's garden has the grassy herb with the seeds, look carefully at the woman and realize that she is the essence of yielding of fruit. An she rests upon a second firmament of the heavens which is the path of the planet called earth. This path is the place where time will be recorded when the works on the Potter's Wheel are complete and set into motion. Our astronomers and astrologers call it the ecliptic, but for all practical purposes it is the earth's firmament around the sun, and it defines the house of the sun, as seen by cosmic traveling earthlings.
So, in two periods of enlightenment the two great firmaments of the heavens are put into their places. This was necessary in the sequence it occurred or the works of the fourth day could not have been brought forth from the Potter's Wheel.
Gen 1:11-13 (KJV)
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
After the initiating enlightenment, God caused the waters to be separated about the cosmic firmament, and then identified an up and a down within that firmament to be where the grassy herb grows on the tree whose roots are in the cosmic earth. Within the same period of enlightenment regarding the firmament, God placed a man and a woman to guard the axis of the garden. And God placed lights to provided a new kind of day and night to run a race around heaven and to shine upon a planet called earth. These lights traveled the circuit of the ecliptic, which was also known as heaven's dry land, because it appeared to be scorched by the running of the sun.
If you should ever find your mind flying around the abyss of the Milky Way, look for these land marks, a herb, a tree, a man, and a woman, and a racetrack running around a star. You will know that the light in the firmament is the one called the Sun by these signs. They are equivalent to road signs to cosmic travelers. Find a star with a House of Bread above it and a man at the bottom in a sea below, and along your way you will find the star where life attempts to echo the cosmic creation. For, as it is above, so it is below. The sky is up, the sea is down. The four winds blow over the sea, and the rivers flow toward the bottom, where a fountain of youth invites a man and a woman to begin a process by becoming Father and Mother to all living, within a magical garden. Is it fantasy? Is it myth? Or, is it above, as it is below?
During the fourth period of enlightenment, the stars, the sun and moon, and the planets were put into the garden to act as sign posts to those who came to live upon the planet that is named after the location where the first man was placed, Earth. These heavenly bodies are lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. We can find our way around this image of space and time at the planet earth by using these lights. The evidence written upon our great monuments for over 17,000 years confirms that we can do precisely as the words of Genesis say. The lights above, near the grassy herb where the lady rests before giving birth in the field, lead us to the cosmic day. The lights below near the roots of the tree where the man sleeps before returning to the field, show us the location of cosmic night. But, we can become confused, for we used "day" to signify the periods through which the process of enlightenment passed. Here we use day to define the top and the bottom of the heavens. It was less confounding when there was only one meaning of day, a period of enlightenment. That definition still applies.
As if creation weren't getting complicated enough, the Creator invented a third concept of day by putting the sun and the moon on the firmament of the celestial earth at the ecliptic. Three days, and three earths. Oh, and don't forget about the earth at the bottom of the sea. How are we to tell time with so many days and earths to consider. The answer is in the words to them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. As signs, we can use their proximity to determine the order of time. In other words, place will tell time. If the sun is in its highest house relative to the lady, then it is the season of the cosmic summer and the middle of the cosmic day. If the moon is lighting the earth, then it is night, and of course the sun also marks this day. But, is this firmament stable? Will the lady always be in the fields of cosmic summer when the sun is high and the living is easy on planet earth? No, the Creator had another plan for the signs, they would mark the years when the man and the woman would circle the seasons in a precessional dance of the stars. The Creator would move the seasons around the celestial earth where the planet earth circles the sun. By looking to the summer solstice sunrise, it would always be possible to name the year in which the solstice occurred. For example, the year of the cosmic summer occurs when the solar solstice on earth can be seen as the dream of the Virgin, for her head rests upon the cosmic solstice. The important message is that the stars and the bodies in the solar system are to be used as signs, for season, for days, and for years. Time is a metaphor for celestial place, and celestial place is a metaphor for the alignments of the stars. Neither time nor space have material being, their are images of relationships within the stars, whether far or near, in the past, or in the future. Here and now are the living essence of these relationships. When here and now are confused by cosmic vertigo or disassociation, the essence of any relationship goes nowhere.
Lets stop the cosmic clock of creation now, to ponder the magic of the heavens. How much information can be read by the manna in the heavens? Is there no end to the stories it can tell? Should we find some way to keep this magnificent realization in the memories of our children? Oops, I forgot, we never got that first man and first woman together. That will be the next task to accomplish as we venture along the highways of the stars and demonstrate that creation science is the oldest form of science ever imagined. It is not the imagined product of the mind of man, it is the result of Creation applying common sense within the human essence to define the relationship man must develop with that greater being in order to accomplish the processes of a free will. But, a free will without a definite cosmic perspective is neither free nor willful, it is just unenlightened consciousness in a land of shadows. Rational man falls into these shadows when common sense fails to inspire images of the Creation.
Before moving on to the period of enlightenment when creatures with feelings were created, ponder the graphs of the creation and ask these simple questions. Could it be that someone actually saw this majesty before? Could it be otherwise? If it were otherwise, wouldn't that be a different creation? But, this is what is before the face. Why not let IT be?