In Coming Forth by Day at Ares Vallis the concept of the rising Earth and the galactic centrality of the cosmos was presented. Egypt, and nearly all of the so called Pagan religions or cults, identified reality as that place amongst the stars, for which the galaxy was the central and most dominant member. Everything within the cosmos could be represented by this "Horus of Two Horizons," which the Egyptians called Ra-Heru-Khuti and Tem-Heru-Khuti. Ra resided in the asterism where the equinoxes and solstices arose from the cloud of the Milky Way at Ophiuchus. Tem was the last asterism before these seasonal markers dropped into the Milky Way. Two great circles which cross at the north and south poles pass through the two equinoxes and the two solstices. These circles are defined as the colure of the equinoxes and the colure of the solstices. They are the two most important great circles of the celestial sphere, for they identify the seasons and are the primary measure of time in the cosmos. When the colure rise above the Milky Way at Ohpiuchus, that is a moment of creation and the coming forth by day. When the colure drop to the Milky Way, that is the evening and the end of day. Below the Milky Way is the region of night, darkness, and the Duat of Osiris.
All of the greatest theologies ever developed in the West have utilized the separation of night and day implied by the movement of the colure through the horizons of the Milky Way to establish the spirit of the cosmos. In the midst of the disk of the galaxy there is a central axis, which was represented theologically in Egypt by the pillar of Osiris. Here was the point where the colure passed through the lowest location on the ecliptic path relative to the galactic disk. This is precisely where the vernal equinox was on the day the biomass on Earth established ambulatory control of a creation which it had placed on the soils of Ares Vallis on the fourth rock from the sun.
When the sun rose on that floodplain the story board in the east declared that the sign of Jonah had fully risen. Jupiter was in Aquarius, signifying the salvation of the ruler of the solar system. The Earth, being bound by the vernal equinox and Saturn, was experiencing the time of renewal of cosmic consciousness in Pisces. Pisces is now and has been for as long as records have been kept, the sign of death and resurrection. High to the south of the eastern great circle was Pisces Australis; the fish which carried the seed for the body of Osiris. In mid-elevation to the south of the eastern great circle was the constellation of Geb, Osiris, Jonah, and Moses. Directly below the ancient constellation of the Earth, was the furnace and the tomb which lay along the banks of the winding waterway (Fornax and Eridanus). Most importantly was the constellation of the whale directly on the eastern great circle, with its tail just touching the soils of the floodplain. This was the moment for a sign from heaven to be given, as described in Matthew 12:39-40 with the words; But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Belief in this sign did not come easy for Western Civilization. Denial of the spiritual, denial of the mental, and denial of the physical cosmos all occurred between the time the whale rose with the equinox and today. We are of the Age of Pisces, the age of "fishers of men," and we have denied these things. All of our sciences are supported strictly by the last metaphysical element which is materiality. As such, the prophesy about the fisherman has come true. Matthew describes the sojourn to the mount of Olives, where the Tree of Life is planted with verses 26:30-34; And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Now it is time to cease the denial. Now it is time to see the sign from heaven. The sign has two important parts. First, to the northeast, the constellation of Andromeda stands precisely on the Martian soils. Where she stands, the rock to which she has been bound for thousands of years looks like a towel she waves after finishing a celestial bath. Metaphorically, the spirit of "she" has been cleansed of the material bondage that has held her for an eternity, and she too rises with the Earth. Of course, being the ancient symbol of Nephthys, she represents feminine material intuition, or earthly, being. She is the feminine counterpart, or consort, of the earth symbolized by the constellation Sculptor (Geb, Osiris, Jonah). Thus the Yin had arisen with the Yang, at that precise moment when the sun touched the horizon of Ares Vallis.
When was this moment? According to the clocks on Earth, it was 19:42 UT on July 4, 1997. According to the clock at the ecliptic path, it was early in the Age of Aries. If we are to follow these signs of the Prophet Jonah, then we need to go back to the time when the vernal equinox was at the place where the sun was when it rose on the Ares Vallis floodplain as the Earth entered into the new Great Year.
By carefully calculating the position along the ecliptic we find that the sun was located close to the time of the vernal equinox near the beginning of the fourteenth century before Christ. During that century the "Angel of Death" completed its flight over Taurus in celestial Egypt in the form of the asterisms in Perseus. Within that century the foundations of new religious systems were being completed. The age of the god Amun had been recognized for over four centuries, but during the late fifteenth and early fourteenth centuries, there was great theological upheaval. It was the last century of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. In 1314 BC, the star Algol was in conjunction with the vernal equinox. This star has been known as the "Demon Star" for as long as records are available. It is a star that changes its brightness from a maximum of 2.2 to a minimum of 3.5 over a period of four hours due to two stars orbiting on a path which is in line with the Earth. Astronomical evidence indicates that the primary star is consuming the secondary star in such a way that the radio brightness increases erratically twenty times its normal level due to the mass flow between the stars. If ever there was a "Demon Star," this is it. In ancient times, the behavior was attributed to a pulsing eye of the Medusa. She was a creature with snakes for hair, and Perseus became famous for having captured her. It was said that one look at the Medusa and a person would give up their own life to her beguiling serpents. It is to this star that our attention has been drawn.
In 1314 BC, the Angel of Death can be seen directly above the zenith in Akhetaten, Egypt at 12:03 PM on April 2, the day of the vernal equinox. A very dramatic event happened as a result of the passing over of this asterism in the capital of the country that ruled Western Civilization. It is recorded in Exodus 12:1-3 & 12-13:
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
With these words, the feast of Passover was inaugurated and a new religion was born. This new religion was to be one like the Earth had never known, for the god of this religion was a vengeful deity that would strike down all who opposed His Chosen People. During the fourteenth century, modern monotheism was born. Egypt was smitten that moment, and only those people who lived in the house marked by the lamb would continue. The first born sons of Egypt were all the people who lived when the vernal equinox was in the house of the bull. Passover marked the end of the Age of Taurus and the Beginning of the Age of Aries.
Exodus reminds us of the redemptive and vindictive nature of the new religion in verses 12:26-27&29: And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
We are also informed of the time of the children of Israel in Egypt through Exodus 12:40-42: Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations. The dungeon of Egypt was that place where the bottomless pit can be seen. It is marked by the bottom of the scepter of flint in the constellation of the Sculptor (Geb, Osiris, Jonah, Moses), and it represents the middle of the celestial night. If we look directly under Akhetaten towards its nadir, we can see the Ship of State as it attempts to achieve material immortality and struggles around the bottom of the ecliptic opposite the Ben-Ben and Apophis the abysmal serpent of chaos.
When we go back 430 years to 1744 BC, we see that the vernal equinox was midway between the constellations of Taurus and Aries. In his book, The Moses Mystery, Gary Greenberg, the President of the Biblical Archaeology Society of New York, demonstrates that the archaeological and scriptural records indicate the dates 1745 BC and 1315 BC for the sojourn of Abraham into Egypt and the Exodus from Egypt (pg.140). These dates appear to be supported by the astronomical calendar and the asterisms or "signs of the times."
This was not the first attempt to leave, or more appropriately, the first description of the passover, for Jacob had done so at an earlier time in Genesis 31:10-13&21: And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled. And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred. --- So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.
These images of "rams which leaped over cattle" and marking the door to the house with lamb's blood are symbolic "signs of the time." This was a transition from Taurus to Aries, and the moment was the epoch identified by the 1st of Aries, a "sign of the times" which has become an engraved image on the mind of Western Civilization. As the Age of Aries began, Egypt was in the period known as the Second Intermediate Period. Late in the Age of Taurus the "shepherds of the north" known as the Hyksos had taken the Nile delta and established their rule at a city called Avaris. These "shepherds" are undoubtedly the people who brought the Hebrews into Egypt, for remains of stone sacrificial altars of Hebrew mercenaries have been found at the Ethiopian highlands beginning around the same time.
The celestial sacrificial altar was built by Noah after the ark landed on Mount Ararat, under the feet of The Most High (Ophiuchus). And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4 Thus, Mount Ararat is the same celestial location of the foundation of Egypt, the Ben-Ben stone. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.Gen 8:20-22 Ararat is interpreted as a foreign word (not Hebrew) which is suspected of being Armenia. In Egyptian, Rat was the consort of Ra, or the feminine aspect of Ra. Thus Ara-Rat could be interpreted as the altar of the feminine creator. In which case, Mount Ararat is everything below the galactic horizon of Tefnut. The constellation Norma, which looks like a flag or a hatchet, was the Egyptian hieroglyph for neter, or god. The constellation of Lupus, the wolf, is an image of the Egyptian Jackal god Anubis. It was the job of Anubis to care for the mummy, or material soul of the deceased. Together these three symbols represent the altars for animal sacrifice created by Noah. SInce the asterisms are cosmic, they represent the barrier between the "Ship of State," Argo Navis, and physical rebirth at Scorpio as the Great Red Dragon. All of this occurs under the feet of the "Most High" Ophiuchus, who is stepping above the galaxy with his left foot. Both the semitic people and the Egyptians held this aspect of Ophiuchus to be a great Oracle. Egypt cast a substantial portion of their divine figures in the same posture of the left foot forward. As the celestial image of a man coming up out of the abyss, all the semitic peoples identified with Ophiuchus in the same way. He give birth to rationality by creative dominion.
These Semitic peoples made a profound change in Egypt, and Egypt made a profound change in them. Most importantly, both the Egyptians and the Semitic shepherds began to acknowledge the "Sons of God" in a profound way. In the defense of Amun, the Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty rose up and threw out the Hyksos. They went on to conquer the known world from Mesopotamia to the Atlantic, from the Black Sea to Ethiopia.
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