Time Lines and Guide Lines in the Denderah Zodiac, Is it the Book of Q?

Precautionary Note: This essay was first written on May 7, 1997. Subsequent research has added significant data to the thesis of this essay. The essay was originally intended as personal research notes. The reader is, therefore, asked to be patient with the current rendition, for it has not been prepared for general browsers. The essay is not intended for publication by any other individuals. However, all are welcome to evaluate the presentation, and make comments. A short essay supplement has been prepared which may help in relating to the purpose of the temple at Crossing the Leo-Cancer Boundary.


Precision of the caliber of the Egyptians can be found in Figure 3 by the angle made between a line at the solstitial path through the hand of Jupiter between Cancer and Gemini and the right eye of Horus at the south temple axis, and the line of the geodesic north axis through the pointer and stars above Capricorn to the Sirius star above the cow of Hathor. These lines intersect at the apex of the lines to the scepters in the hands of the man and beast icons, which is the center of the composition at the right forepaw of the jackal on the plow.

Jupiter is the king planet and the hand of the Jupiter icon on the scepter marks the axis upon which lies the celestial pole and the ecliptic pole. This is the line of the solstices. A sun headed man, representing enlightenment, stands on the ring of fire centered directly on the solstitial axis. The north geodesic axis can only be defined by the Earth, and therefore, the cow of Hathor represents Mother Earth. This degree of metaphorical precision cannot be achieved by coincidence, it is intentional.

As mentioned before, the solstitial and equinox axes represent the date 30 A.D., or the death of Christ, the human image of Horus, which can be verified by any astronomy program which corrects for precession. The angle between the solstitial axis of Jupiter and the Sirius star is opposite precession by an amount that can be precisely calculated between 582.8 and 589.4 years, depending upon the length of the platonic year (Table 1c). If we utilize the precessional rate at the time of the death of Nebuchadnezzar in 561 B.C., we calculate the date of the Sirius star as 561.2 B.C. This accuracy of 0.2 years is well beyond the potential errors due to photographic reproduction, or pixel identification on the bitmap. It certainly qualifies as having the degree of accuracy which the Egyptians would have sought.

When we couple this date with the rise of Zoroastrianism and the Persian Empire which followed within a couple decades, we have substantial support for the date of the monument design or revelation. Most archaeologists and historians of the classical world recognize a substantial change in theology around the middle of the sixth millennium. The Jewish bible, known as the Old Testament, records the transition with the Book of Daniel. Daniel adds something to astrology that was not present before. He reads the "hand writing on the wall" of the cosmos, and describes the ages of tyranny that are to follow.

This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. (Dan 2:36-44 KJV)

Daniel is symbolizing degrading transitions from gold to silver to bronze and iron ages together with the traces of ancient ages of clay, after which the dream of Zoroaster will be fixed in the heavens for the fifth age of perfect alignment. That age is due when the moment of Sep Tepi arrives. The meaning of the passage preceding the dream interpretation is critical to the present interpretation of the Denderah. It reads; The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; (Dan 2:26-27 KJV) In other words, a new method of measuring the cosmos had been revealed to the world. That method was summarized on the Denderah zodiac. Nations have come and gone since that time, however, human civilizations have not found any better method for identifying the elements of life or the principles of communication better than that defined on the Denderah monument. In accordance with Daniel’s prediction, a new iron kingdom was formed. This kingdom came out of Persia under the guidance of Mithras, and established the empire of Rome. Their mastery of the new theology catapulted them into world dominance. They then turned the greatest wisdom ever gained by humanity into a game of chance by disconnecting their astroarchaeology from the cosmos as Roman astrology, for the sake of continued dominance of the world. Ancient wisdom rarely mixes with modern wisdom, like clay does not mix with iron. Thus the vulnerability of the iron mixed with miry clay ended in destruction as the Dark Ages. These Dark Ages of the European west coincided with the depths of the valley of death in Pisces. Fulfilling a three thousand year old prediction with substantial correspondence to history. Within the Roman legacy is the seed of men which is also the seed of Osiris and is prepared for reincarnation.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Rev 13:11-12 KJV) Chapter 13 of Revelations travels around the zodiac from Capricorn to Aries. The beast which had two horns like a lamb was the Ram, Aries. During the final millennium of the Age of Aries there were severe wars fought for the sake of greed and the elimination of "superstition." Because of the greed and lack of affection which had overtaken the nurturing ages of Virgo through Gemini, and culminated in all the power of Taurus, "the first beast before him," Aries was out of control.

Figure 10: Mithras Sees the Gateway to Heaven

In the religion of Mithras, the tauroctony scene defines the moment when the material world is overcome. To Rome it represented overcoming superstition, and conquest of the deceiving tendencies of the underworld. To Israel it represented the Passover of material existence. Regardless of the subtle difference, history has clearly proven that there was never a greedier and more self centered age than the Age of Aries. John declares this truth with the words, "he spoke like a dragon." This Great Red Dragon of Revelations was and is the complete constellation of Scorpio, before the claws were cut off to make Libra. In other words, Revelations is describing the addition of righteousness in the Age of Aries, and the "Book of Life." Civilization had come to know greed and its potentially destructive forces. The ages of instinctuality and nurturing had not been concerned with Libra, or the balance of emotion it implies.

Figure 11: Birth of Libra

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 heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (Rev 12:1-5 KJV) With these words, John the Divine described the creation of the constellation Libra, and the death of the Great Red Dragon of unbalanced desire.

Judgment was not appropriate when instinct ruled, for survival of the fittest was the plan according to the Book of Life before civilization. Judgment only became necessary when desire could not be controlled and arrogance ruled. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Rev 13:18 KJV) In Chapter 13, John went around the monument 3.5 times, and he ended with the description of the conversion factor for the rate of precession i.e. 666 years for 9 11'53.8". He also put the beast before the man.

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        Figure 1: Denderah Zodiac Photograph, Louvre Inventory D38 
        Figure 2: Migrating Birds Recognize Asterisms in the Sky
        Figure 3: REA Denderah Zodiac Paraphrase

        Figure 4: Denderah Zodiac Elements
        Figure 5: Fourteen Ecliptic Constellations
        Figure 6: Scientific Cosmic Perspective and Egyptian Cosmic Metaphor

        Figure 7: Giza Complex, 2450 BC
        Figure 8: Star Ways of the Great Pyramid at Giza
        Figure 9: Calendars of Western Civilization Stop the Tabernacle of the Sun
        Table 1: Precessional Calculations Using Denderah Zodiac Photograph

        Figure 10: Mithras Sees the Gateway to Heaven
        Figure 11: Birth of Libra

        Figure 12: Celestial Time Indicators
        Figure 13: Balance of Reason and Truth
        Figure 14: North Galactic Pole at Zenith above Akhet Aten (El Amarna, Egypt) 1996
        Figure 15: South Galactic Pole at Nadir below Akhet Aten (El Amarna, Egypt) 1996
        Figure 16: Out of Egypt have I called my son. (Matt 2:15 KJV)
        Figure 17: Constantine’s Shield Guards the Throne
        Figure 18: Papyrus of Hu-nefer, Reign of Seti I, 1306-1290 B.C., He Has Risen
        Figure 19: Conflict of Consciousness
        Figure 20: Vernal Equinox March 21, 30 A.D. Relative to March 21, 1997
        Figure 21: Solar Eclipse Revealed the Fable of the Ancients
        Figure 22: At the Nadir Meridian of Constantinople, the Earth Rested on the Balance
        Figure 23: Sixth Millennium Chatal Höyük, Anatolia
        Figure 24: Seal of Solomon
        Figure 25: Eclipse of 646 AD Superimposed on 1900 BC Records of Venus
        Figure 26: Meaning of the Nadir Site
        Figure 27: Creator of Heaven
        Figure 28: Journey Through the Duat

        Figure 29: Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. (Matt 26:34)
        Figure 30: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. (Mark 14:30)

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