Coming Forth by Day at Ares Vallis

In Son of Man Rises over JPL, the correspondence of four events which occurred on the flood plain at Ares Vallis were synchronized with the events at JPL. Those events were used to portray the history of Western Civilization that resulted from the Aryan conquests of the world, and in particular the tyranny of the Roman empire and the Mithraic Mysteries. Although the events demonstrated substantial synchronisity with regards to the stars directly over the zenith and under the nadir meridians at JPL in Pasadena, California, correspondence to the Pathfinder landing site and the Egyptian divination systems were only alluded to by the applied methods.

Jacob's Ladder is Raised Again was presented as an essay describing the evolution of celestial divination systems in Western Civilization. It introduced the utilization of ecliptic constellations and concepts of Zodiac based astrology which was primarily derived from Zoroastrian and Persian divination systems. Finally, Ancient Aspects of the Zodiac provided deeper presentation of the Zodiac astrological system of divination. In the latter essay the divination systems of Egypt were presented in their stellar and evolved forms. These included the celestial passages of Osiris, Isis, and Horus, as the archetypical symbols for the Egyptian psycho-spiritual concepts of Father, Mother, and Child. This Egyptian trinity was also shown to have evolved into the Father, Holy Spirit, and Son trinity of Christianity, and then regressed into the Freudian atheistic trinity of the Super Ego, Id, and Ego. Religion and psychology have reconciled many of the atheistic conjectures of Freud which had aggravated the schism between secular and religious philosophy. Modern psychology has recovered some of the ground lost by the Freudian psychoanalytical conjectures and now considers the self to be composed of a Father Image, a Mother Image, and a Child Image. Today there are theologians who demonstrate their psychological understanding on television ministries. Most watched of these is Dr. Robert H. Schuller's Hour of Power program, which is televised around the world via several satellite networks. Some secular psychiatrists have recommend the study of Astrology as a means toward self fulfillment, and of course every religious sect has it own psychologists that mix psychology and religion in personal therapies. One psychoanalyst, L. Ron Hubbard, founded a new religion based upon the psychological principle of achieving psychic clarity. That religion, The Church of Scientology, is completely void of a Creator and the corresponding Cosmic Consciousness, and has reduced meaning to a complex of mental relationships, for which psychic clarity is the ultimate goal. Neither the theologians nor the psychiatrists have seriously attempted to bridge the great schism between the Theological Creationists and the Material Scientists on whether the cosmos was designed and maintained by a Universal Will, or evolved by evolutionary chance.

It is from this position that we consider the Egyptian concept of Coming Forth by Day, of which Egyptologists have found enumerable copies on scrolls, which they have called the Book of the Dead. With these we are made aware that Egypt recognized a Creator as a being of cosmic magnitude having the power to create all essence of existence. Their book, Coming Forth by Day, was therefore, equivalent to the Torah, the Gospels, the Koran, and the Book of Mormon in function and intent. It pertained to all four of the elements of creation, rather than just the two human elements of rational and emotional being, covered by the Scientologist book Dianetics. Coming Forth by Day was written for the sake of the souls of the living. As such, the authors approached the concept of Divine Scriptures and Sacred Science from a holistic perspective. When the five holy books and the ubiquitous scriptures of Astrology are combined with the Ancient Babylonian and Greek mythologies, we have essentially all the Sacred Writ of Western Civilization that survived and evolved from the Aryan conquests. We exclude Dianetics and other psychological treatise because they are not cosmic, but are concerned only with the ramifications of the self. Before the Aryan conquests, the Reg Veda and its predecessors identified spiritual sources which are omitted from the present compilation because, for the most part, they are Oriental or Eastern systems. Our present objective is to plunge deep into the source of that philosophy which represents the essence of Western Theology as it is distinguished from Eastern Theology. When the depth of the evolution of Western Culture is fathomed, it will be easier for the reader to identify the branch in the stream where Eastern Culture runs at the point where Western Culture separated itself from their common ancestry. Crossing between Eastern and Western cultures will be a matter of choice when the confusion and chaos of present understanding is surmounted. The cultures are differentiated by the dependence they place on the methods of overcoming the abyss of the unknown. Eastern cultures tend to solve the riddles of the abyss through intuition, while Western culture has a distinct bias towards rational solutions. As such, a rational discourse can be followed in the scriptures of Western Theology. Eastern experiential wisdom does no lend itself to rational discourse, but that does not suggest that the Eastern Theologies are less valued, they simply require direct involvement to understand, and words do not have the capacity to carry the messages of their images efficiently. As the essay develops, it will become apparent that it is Western Theology that is disoriented, and the essay is reestablishing the path from which Western Theology deviated.

Seth at bow of Barque of Ra

Western culture is demonstrated in a vignette illustrating the purpose of Seth, the Egyptian neter of rational being. Here we see Seth spearing Apophis, the symbol of the abyss, at the bow of the Barque of Ra. Behind Seth sits Ra, who is the Creator of rational being. Behind Ra is Horus, the Egyptian symbol of cosmic consciousness. Behind Horus is Thoth, the Egyptian symbol for esoteric wisdom.

Utchat Symbols

Behind Thoth is the Utchat. This symbol was the emblem through which Ancient Egyptians passed on the message of monotheism and the holistic nature of the cosmos. The elements of the Utchat are fractional multiples of ½, which, when added together sequentially, approach unity. The front tear represents the path of graven images and recalcitrant vision. The spiraling tear is the divine wind which is in constant change and evolution. The symbol is a glyph which combined an all seeing Creator with continuous evolution. Thus, the Ancient Egyptians had no schism between creationist and evolutionist dogmas. Their symbol is a statement that lack of change is sorrow in the eye of the Creator.

The holistic message of this Barque of Ra vignette with Seth at the bow is that cosmic unity (Utchat) is at the dual helm of the ship of civilization (Barque), supported by history (Thoth), consciousness (Horus) and creativity (Ra), through rational control (Seth) of the leviathans of the abyss (Apophis), as it is powered by the material forces above heaven (Jackals) and the subliminal forces below heaven ( Uraei). The primary duty of Seth, and therefore, rationality, is to keep the chaos of the abyss from coming on board the great ship of state. In this form, Seth takes on the heroic act of self preservation and the maintenance of self identity. Seth packages the rational understanding that becomes the esoteric message. This defines the cosmic plan for Western Civilization, which is to uncover all the hiding places of Thoth, the cosmic scribe, in an ever increasing historical record.

This esoteric message is converted to script in several places in the Old Testament.

Gen 4:25-26; And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. In these verses, the physical (Abel) is destroyed by the material (Cain) and rational order (Seth) is passed on to succeeding generations (Enos) through scripture (name). The choice of the name Seth for rational order clearly places Genesis after Egypt.

Job 41:1; Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

Ps 74:14; Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
Ps 104:25-26; So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
Isa 27:1; In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. These verses are a clear echo of the vignette of the Barque of Ra with Seth at the bow attempting to overcome the chaos of the leviathan Apophis.

Now that we have set a stage upon which to pursue correspondences in the stars, let us cease with these rationalizations and go directly to the heavens to read the original messages as they were placed before us at the Coming Forth by Day in Ares Vallis on July 4, 1997. We begin with the rising of the vernal equinox on the Martian horizon. At 15:58 UT the star Fomalhaut was directly above the eastern horizon, and the planet Neptune, the mythological god of the sea, was at mid zenith in the east. Directly on the horizon at the altitude great circle which passes through the nadir, east, zenith, and west points was the object held by the hands in the constellation of the Sculptor.

Moses rod and serpent

To understand the power of this object, we turn to Exodus 4:1-8; And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow. And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh. And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

The voice of the former sign identifies Moses with Antinous as the future king, or leader of the Hebrews. The voice of the latter sign is tied to the constellation Ophiuchus, which holds the serpent. The first hand is in the Milky Way, and is white with stars. The second hand is above Scorpio, the constellation of physical desire, as his other flesh. This is very important, for it defines the direction of time as going from Sagittarius toward Scorpio, and is precessionally correct. These moral of using one's intuition (bosom and serpent) to find the answers to cosmic conundrums combines the asterisms of Sculptor and Ophiuchus. Ultimately, the connection of Moses (Sculptor) to Abraham (Ophiuchus) serves the theological purpose of connecting the new scripture to the older Hebrew/Canaanite scriptures of El. Ophiuchus and Taurus (Abraham and El) stand at the precessional gates to the upper and lower regions of the galaxy, respectively. Ophiuchus is the Egyptian "opener of the ways", while Taurus is the Egyptian "bull of my mother." Moses is the Hebrew response to the asterisms under the Milky Way, in the same way that Osiris was used to describe the asterisms of the Duat, which is the region under the Milky Way. Over and under are even more ancient concepts, that will be echoed later in this discussion of scriptures.

With these scriptures, Western Civilization turned to faith in the written word as transcribed by human prophets. The creation of the second commandment against graven images stopped creative intuition through feminine feelings and supported only rational intuition through scripture. It is here that the West begins its journey away from the East, for the West chose a distinctly esoteric approach that concealed the visual clues to their perceptions. Possibly, this was in response to competitive adversaries that would use their sacred science against them, but it more likely empowers the priests of the theocracy to control the ignorant masses, and parents to control children. Banning independent images is one of the first steps of autocratic rulers. Eventually, this line of divination will evolve to bring down the image of the originator so that purely rational truths will be employed based upon scriptures. That is precisely what happened to Moses in the texts of Deuteronomy. Living by the book is the most familiar form of recalcitrant behavior known to civilization. New generations continuously fight the habitual and addictive behavior of self guidance based upon dogma, because of the sensuality and fearlessness of youth.

Ptah, the Cosmic Potter at the Galactic Axis The constellation at the bottom of the galaxy was known as the resting place of the Ka of Ptah. He is shown standing with his hands coming out of his bosom holding the scepter of flint while the djed pillar behind him was also echoed in the scepter. This clearly assigns the djed pillar to the galactic axis. Ptah is also shown as the potter that fashioned the universe from the cosmic egg. His foot rests on a wheel that is an inverted hieroglyph meaning truth. Ptah was known as the one who created all other beings. Thus the mill of the potter formed everything.

The image of the Creator as a potter was echoed several places in the Old and New Testaments. But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isa 64:8 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. Jer 18:6.




Bottes at the Potter's Field Matthew 27:6-10 defines the price paid by the blood of Jesus was for purchase of the potter's field, or the whole cosmos. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. This price for the potter's works was presented in Zechariah 11:13; And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. These words put the potter in a location where pieces of silver can be cast, and it defines cosmic down as the direction toward the Sculptor. This definition is arbitrary from the point of view of mathematical science. However, it is mandated by the attitude of the asterisms in the celestial correspondence. That is how up and down were decided, by cosmic correspondence to the visible asterisms.

These messages of a cosmic potter correspond to a Creator having created the galaxy before he created the constellations or the sun. It was here that the material soul of creation rested as a seed for future generations. This is also memorialized as the moment of the opening of the mouth of the Oxyrhynchus fish (Fomalhaut) in which the phallus of Osiris had been hidden before the foundation of Dynastic Egypt. Lying on the horizon just south of the eastern point is the head of the Phoenix, Ankaa (alpha-Phoenix), representing the return of material being from the fires of perdition. To the north of the Vernal Equinox is the asterism of the Great Square. This asterism represented the sarcophagus of Osiris and the djed pillar. While the Sculptor represented Khenti-Amenti and Seker-Asar, as well as the resting place of Geb, the Egyptian neter for the metaphysical element earth. It is clear from these variations in celestial images that theology in Egypt was evolving dramatically as the priests developed correspondences between the celestial images and their meanings for life.

Today's scientists see only folly in these methods of correspondences, because in their mathematical minds, a material cosmos cannot communicate. To them these correspondences are all fantasies within the minds of the diviners. However, the scientific method does not condone this skepticism, it only supports empirical evaluation. Scientists who are not willing to test the diviner's correspondences are the front tears on the Utchat. They are stuck on their own identity by their recalcitrant wisdom. Egypt loved the intuitive aspects of the diviners, and the abundance of their religious traditions clearly illustrate their willingness to try all forms of divination. Modern scientists should take a lesson from the ancients in order to overcome the saline emotions of the skeptical mind. Scientists tend to become rigid like Lot's wife, because they do not want to relive old traumas. Throughout history, the salt of skepticism has impeded each new age, much like it does today. Belief in the ways of the skeptic mind was echoed by Moses in his discourses with the Lord. To overcome the skepticism, Moses performed several bizarre feats that identified the more ancient asterisms as the source of his inspiration, and thereby, opened heaven's gate to a new age.

Earth arose on the Martian horizon along with the mouth of the whale (beta-Cetus called Diphda), the end of the river (alpha-Eridanus called Archernar), the tail of the Phoenix (beta-Phoenix), and the head of the water serpent Hydrus (alpha-Hydrus) at 16:32 UT. This latter star was also known as the top of the triangle of stars alpha-, beta-, and gamma-Hydrus, which represented the ancient Ben-Ben stone. These constellations represent the ancient concept of resurrection and the recreation of the celestial Earth, as a metaphysical element.

While these stars and asterisms were rising south of the eastern point, the final star of the Great Square was at the Martian horizon north of the Earth. This star represents the head of Andromeda (alpha-Andromeda called Alpheratz and Sirrah). Andromeda is an asterism which has been cut up with the introduction of the constellation of Lacerta (Lizard) in the seventeenth century by Johannes Hevelius. Prior to that, the Lizard asterism made up the bottom of the rock to which Andromeda has one of her arms attached. Thus, Andromeda is a woman bound to material existence and the sarcophagus of Osiris, which represents past experience. In this aspect, Andromeda is the ancient concept of Nephthys as the "house" wife of Osiris, or the material intuition behind experience. Andromeda has the same aspects as modern science, material intuition bound by scientific experience. Thus, modern science has reached the horizon at Ares Vallis.

A direct correspondence between the simultaneity of Andromeda, the Great Square, the Earth, the Sculptor, the tail of the Phoenix, the end of the river Eridanus, and the top of the Ben-Ben stone is the release of the Earth from the material bondage and the resurrection of the Ka soul of the Earth. This moment followed the striking of the scepter of flint by the synchronous rising of the Vernal Equinox.

Incredible as these correspondences may seem, they pale compared to the fact that the very bottom of the galactic axis is within three degrees of the east point and directly on the Martian horizon at the same moment. This indicates that the Earth is directly at the very bottom of the galaxy, or at least the correspondence is that the Earth is at the lowest point in its path through the heavens. To the Mithraic Mysteries, this is the "bottomless pit." Thus the Earth is not only beginning to rise at the Martian horizon, but the measure of time by the Vernal Equinox is beginning to rise from the bottomless pit. On a galactic basis it identifies the moment as the stopping of the fall of the vernal equinox into the bottomless pit. This is a metaphysical equivalent to a winter solstice. Thus, in spiritual terms it is the mid-winter's day and the moment the seed begins its journey toward regermination at springtime.

Following the return of the Ka of Earth, the Pathfinder lander vehicle touched down in Ares Vallis at 17:07 UT, like a seed planted on the Martian soil. In this scene, Andromeda's head is in the process of rising above the Martian soils, along with the Whale, the Phoenix, the river Eridanus, and the complete Ben-Ben stone. With the Sculptor's feet, the Whale's mouth, and part of Andromeda's head, still in the Martian soils, we have to wait for completion of the communication of this event to JPL and the earthlings. Then the metaphorical plowman and scientists on Earth can begin to cultivate Ares Vallis.

The fact that we have to wait for the communication with Earth is implicitly stating that time must be taken to communicate, whether on a cosmic or individual basis. The ancient measure of time was the planet Saturn, whom the Greeks called Chronos. Saturn rested on the Martian horizon and Uranus marked the eastern elevation, when the round trip radio communication link had been accomplished at 17:26 UT. At that precise moment, earthlings had control of a material being resting upon the Martian soils. With this occasion, Andromeda's shoulders cleared the abyss of the Martian soils, and the Sculptor stood upon the soils just south of the eastern point.

Cosmos of Nut and Geb

This moment was recognized by the Egyptians in an equivalent image as the cosmic vignette of Nut and Geb. In the vignette, Geb is at the boundary which marks the head and shoulders of Tefnut (Neith). However, the vignette demonstrates the passage of the barque of Ra into the net of Neith as it descends into the abyss of intuitive being. On the Martian soils, the clear inference is for resurrection of material intuition as Geb (Sculptor, Earth) rises when the Ancient of Days (Saturn) touches the Martian horizon. We also note that the back of the mouth of the Whale (tau-Cetus) is on the horizon, revealing a sign of awesome correspondence.

These images are a message of cosmic importance written in the Gospel of Matthew 12:39-41; 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. The men of Ninevah shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. Even more to the point, of the confusion over how to tell what time it is (Saturn, Chronos), are these words from Matthew 16:1-4; The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. Red in the morning, sailors take warning. Red at night, sailors delight. Mars is the red planet, and it is the morning on the planet that we are discussing. Thus a planetary storm may be in the offing. However, it is the middle of the cosmic night, and the message of the red planet is cosmic delight.

But the prosaic scene which completes the picture of the Martian horizon at 17:26 UT, was written in the words of Luke 11:29-35; And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Ninevah shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.These words of Luke eventually are fulfilled with the life of the Prophet Mohammed. Saturn marks the position of the vernal equinox at the birth of Islam. Here, also, the horizon crosses the the Islamic "bridge of Sirrah." Islam brought back the message of judgment day from Egypt, the "queen of the south". Equally important, Islam recovered the astronomical and mathematical sciences that had been lost to the Judeao-Christian cultures of the West. Luke foretold the return of the Egyptian judgment day. Mohammed, with the "men of Ninevah," fulfilled Luke's prophesy.

These remarkable moments visible on Pathfinder's horizon could not occur on Earth in the places of Western Civilization due to the orientation of the axis of the Earth and the placement of the asterisms. What is even more remarkable, is that these events could only be seen from the Pathfinder location in Ares Vallis at the precise moments indicated by the rising of the Vernal Equinox point, which is the so called 1st of Aries, the Earth, the Pathfinder landing, and Saturn. Therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If we deny these correspondences we simply shut out the light which comes as a messenger from the heavens. Now we must turn toward the solar light and attempt to comprehend a correspondence when the darkness was lifted at Ares Vallis on the two hundred and twenty first anniversary of the birthday of the United States, and the anniversary of the birthday of the whole Earthly cosmos.

As the dawn broke and the first rays of sunlight crossed the eastern horizon of Ares Vallis, the moon passed the meridian of the sun on Earth at 19:36 UT. At that precise moment the lower foot of Andromeda (lambda-Andromeda, Almaak) cleared the Martian soils, and the bound woman was freed from the cosmic grave (Fornax), and the tail of the Whale stood at the east point. The correspondence of the new moon on Earth is the beginning of a new cycle of time for the Earth. Only, this new cycle is greater than the lunar period, it is the beginning of a new Platonic cycle of the 26,000 year precession of the equinoxes, the longest of all observable cycles on Earth.

Six minutes later at 19:42 UT, the sun rested precisely on the Martian horizon. This change is so small that the graphic image of the mythological asterisms is not appreciably changed from the prior moment's image. These two moments carry the same essential meaning, a new lunar cycle on Earth and dawn on Ares Vallis represent a new beginning and Coming Forth by Day of a new cosmic cycle.

Fifteen minutes after the sun rose on Ares Vallis, the sun crossed the zenith meridian of JPL at 19:57 UT. Again, there is only a slight change, yet it is profound. The star Botein (delta-Aries) touches the horizon as the whole asterism of Aries rises into the sky above the eastern horizon of Ares Vallis. Thus the constellation of the "I Am" had arisen, and the true 1st of Aries rested on the Martian soils. At the same moment on Earth, the Sun aligned with theta-Gemini which was directly on the zenith over JPL at Event 7. This star is the free hand of the male twin in the asterism of Gemini. Ancient Egypt knew the twins as Nut and Geb. At the free hand of the female twin was Mercury, corresponding to feminine wisdom, or Sophia. Between the legs of "Sophia" was the new moon, and between the twins was the sun, implying cosmic consciousness of the fact that Nut had given birth to a new cycle and cosmic wisdom was walking hand in hand with Earthly experience into a new age. When the constellation of the "I Am" cleared the eastern horizon of Ares Vallis, the Egyptian neter of Earth (Geb, Sculptor, west Twin) joined its free hand with the biomass on planet Earth in a cosmic gesture that says, "Thanks for coming to see our new offspring and the beginning of the next cosmic cycle." This was, and still is, the unified view from Earth and Mars, "when thy eye is single," and "the light which is in thee be not darkness." Life in the solar system had Come Forth by Day and the cycle of the cosmos began again.

The movie that rose on the eastern horizon of Mars was used to tell a story to the biomass on Earth. The story was viewed by looking toward the heavens in search of a perception of the heavens. But it is also important to look from the heavens towards and through the Earth to determine the view from the heavens. This view represents the nadir opposite JPL at the same high noon moment, and completes the story on the Martian horizon, where a child returns with ancient wisdom. At Event 7 in the nadir view we see that the Earth was directly at the eyes of the "I See" constellation, suggesting that the heavens could see that Earth had seen the wisdom of returning to the stars, for she had bathed in the pool of Siloam on the arid floodplain of Ares Vallis. It had been over 4500 years since the biomass on Earth had undertaken a project of such magnitude to identify itself amongst the stars in the heavens. Egypt built the pyramids to honor their discovery that, by the grace of the Creator, all the spirits of the ancestors traverse the hallowed space between the stars and the pyramids. With the technology at hand, their feat of pyramid construction equals, or possibly surpasses, the feat of putting an ambulatory vehicle on a star with control under the command of the biomass on Earth. Unlike the trip to the moon, neither of these two accomplishments were possible if it was assumed that the Earth was the center of all creation. To JPL, the Pathfinder mission to Mars is a stepping stone on that eternal adventure. To Ancient Egypt, the pyramids were the symbol of the first stone which intelligent life ever mounted. Since the time that the last super nova scattered the elements which would become a new star system, well over five billion years ago, these two accomplishments represent the greatest feats ever performed by living organisms requiring a star to be at the center of creation.

Look above the nadir position of the Earth and see if you can find the stellar message that inspired the words of Exodus 4:4-5; And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

The first four events in the nadir summary, represent the dawn of a new day on Mars at Ares Vallis, as the nadir at JPL passed under the judgment of the Great Red Dragon. The last three events represent the realization that cosmic light illuminated Mars and JPL as the Earth regained its long lost cosmic vision. The rod of Moses, which had recycled the subliminal powers of a serpent, was under control of the most rational beings ever to inhabit the solar system, and the planet Earth had achieved a new cosmic height.

Return to Ares Vallis and witness the celestial event which occurred over the Pathfinder lander on that great Martian morning. Earth reached the top of the sky on the zenith meridian at Ares Vallis, as the sun crossed the eastern elevation at 23:21 UT. Five wandering stars which rose above the male twin at the eastern horizon, can be read from bottom to top as, love (Venus), wisdom (Mercury), consciousness (Sun), time (Saturn), and materiality or life (Earth). Mother Earth had arisen on that glorious morning in perfect synchronisity with the events occurring in the solar system which were the result of the biomass which she supports. Wisdom (Mercury) and love (Venus) are the horns of the "bull of my mother." She chases the children in Gemini back toward Cancer and Leo to get a better feel for what they want to do with their lives. The sun at the 1st of Aries declares self awareness, as Saturn marks the exit from the valley of death and the ecliptic bridge at Sirrah, which had been the concern of Egypt for 4500 years. At the top of the heavens is the Earth, in the position of Ra in exaltation.

This moment represents an event of incredibly detailed planning by the engineers at JPL, or it represents an event of incredibly detailed planning by a being who has the capability to control the stars. Astrophysicists will step forward and say that the planetary alignments were established when the last super nova occurred in the region occupied by the solar system. The details of that alignment after the formation of the planets was totally fixed. But could the scientists have also been aware of that incredible detail and planned the Martian landing so that these events could be seen? Yes, it is possible, although it is beyond reason to suggest that they would have taken the time to orchestrate this synchronistic symphony with the stars. Scientists tend to get buried in the details of making orbital changes, raising sufficient moneys to meet their budgets, and defending their dogma. What manager would have allowed any expense to assure cosmic alignment? It would have taken all the Pharaohs, Kings, and Emperors of history combined, to amass sufficient wealth and understanding to even attempt such an endeavor. It is preposterous to believe that such a unified rational objective could have been maintained for over 4500 years. Nevertheless, it is now history. This level of synchronisity goes well beyond the serendipity fantasies of Carl Jung. Its magnitude is purely Cosmic and purely Divine. It was carried out by people of the Western Cultures under direct control of the King of Kings.

Looking carefully at the alignment in the 23:21 UT eastern view at Ares Vallis we find that the north polar axis star of the Earth, Polaris in Ursa Minor, was directly on the northeastern horizon. This alignment means that we can keep an orientation similar to earthbound sightings as we rotate our field of view to look to the zenith with the Martian north at the top, Martian east to the left, Martian south to the bottom, and Martian west to the right of our view, to see the whole morning of July 4, 1997 as it looked from Ares Vallis at 23:21 UT. Eight bodies of the solar system are visible in this view. Earth lies on the north-south meridian, and the solar system bodies flank her to the left and right close to the east-west zenith circle. These stellar objects mark the six houses of the zodiac under the Milky Way from Taurus to Sagittarius along the precessional path where the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. Rev 21:21 West of the meridian, Jupiter marks the house of the Good Samaritan, Aquarius. Uranus is in the bosom of Capricorn, as the beast of burden that carried the stricken man along the road back to the inn. At the inn, which is the ecliptic, Neptune supervises the transfer of the man taken from the bottomless  pit to the wings of an eagle, emptying his room at the inn between Capricorn and Sagittarius. Along this road of wandering stars the heart of Western Civilization has ventured. For 4500 years these children have cowered after the fears of the "mother of all living" hoping for some sign.

Isaiah spoke of the celestial road and the honored place occupied by the Most High in Chapter 40:20-22; He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: Isaiah described the end of the road on the "circle of the earth" in verses 29-31; He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Where are the grasshoppers, the tent to dwell in, fallen young men, and the eagle's wings? To find them we must first establish the foundations of the circle Isaiah calls earth.

We can see on the spherical projection that the Earth was in its closest proximity to the constellation of the whale, Cetus, and thereby, receiving the sign of the Prophet Jonas. At 11:26 UT on July 4, 1997, the Earth passed within 3.25 minutes of arc of being within the technical boundaries of the constellation of Cetus, the Whale (Redshift 2 coordinates). For the pathfinder to land on that same day at the moment the Whale releases the celestial metaphor for the Prophet Jonah on it eastern horizon at the landing sight, is a coincidence of ponderous moment. The probabilities of it happening at the landing site alone are less than one in six thousand six hundred and forty six based upon 360 degrees or rotation of the planet (3'15"/360° = 1/6646). If we consider the complete surface of the planet as the possible landing site, and any day of the Martian year, those odds would reduce to less than one in 293 billion chances at this accuracy. If we were talking forensic DNA testing, we would have to say that the likelihood of coincidence is not significant. And we have not even considered that the Earth moved from 16.0 arc minutes before the bosom of Cetus at 00:00 hours to 15.1 minutes beyond the bosom of Cetus at 24:00 hours on July 4, 1997, as viewed from Pathfinder's location. Its closest encounter with the constellation boundaries occurred four hours and thirty two minutes before the vernal equinox reached the Martian horizon. This is equivalent, in metaphysical correspondences, to the Earth leaving the whale's belly as the events unfolded on the horizon, which is precisely the same meaning as the rising of the Sculptor (Geb = Earth) from the horizon. The foundations of the Earth were passed that day. Coincidence? Are all of the correspondences described so far just coincidences, simple cosmic serendipities? If so, then they are most remarkable. If not, then they are even more remarkable. It ultimately comes to the question of the meaning of cosmic communication. Communication is that process where intelligence is transferred in such a way that understanding is transcended. At the very least, these events are a cosmic communication. If we have the will to listen to the cosmic conversation, then we have achieved cosmic consciousness.

All of these mathematical gyrations are exhausting to the mind for they are produced by external characters which are no part of ourselves. Lets just try to communicate with the ancient people who saw some things in the cosmos and then left a record of what they saw. In that way we can accept the much simpler to understand communication of an ancient legend or story. Hidden in this magical place above Ares Vallis is an asterism of incredible beauty which was mentioned twice in Genesis and many times throughout all the Holy Scriptures of Western Civilization. Connecting just the brightest stars from the Milky Way and between Taurus and Sagittarius, we see an image of the Tree of Life. Combining the planets and the Tree of Life, we see the whole Garden of Eden. If time is understood to proceed from the trunk of the tree towards the gate at the mountain beyond Taurus in the east, then the name of the tree is changed to the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, as history proceeds toward Zion and the Eastern Gate. If time is understood to proceed from the trunk of the tree towards the bow beyond the gate at Sagittarius, the tree is rightly named the Tree of Resurrected Life, as history proceeds toward Ninevah and the Western Gate.

Genesis tells us that God created man and woman on the sixth day. On the seventh day God rested. On the eighth day Eve was tempted by the serpent in the garden to try the concepts of good and evil. She did eat of the fruit of the tree and so did Adam. Adam is shown at the base of the tree holding on to his rib as Sculptor. Eve is shown in the tree reaching for a fruit as Andromeda. They exited to the left as Gemini, in opposition to the precession of time, but in unison with the material impression given by the motion of the planets. It was on the eighth day of creation that Western Civilization reversed its course in the heavens. That day has gone down in infamy, as the moment of the original sin. But it was not sin that caused the retreat to Zion, it was the "bull of my mother." The "mother of all living" protected her children, for they had not yet crossed that great valley where death demands retribution. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. John 2:3-4

On July 4, 1997, Adam and Eve rose from the celestial grave at a place called Ares Vallis, while a robot called Sojourner Rover went about the examination of the chemical substance of Martian rocks. Saturn declared the hour had come to convert the water of the heavens into the spirit of celebration. Did any scientist see the spirits rise to the heavens? Did you? Did I? Is it all just a fantasy? Is it Cosmic Will?

John answered these questions when he first saw the tree growing in the garden and recorded the vision in Revelations 22:1-3 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

This Tree of Life whose trunk is supported by the mouths of two fishes is the galactic home of the star we call the Sun. It sustains us in whatever dreams we pursue. It powers all things which we need. But it is totally subservient to a greater being called the galaxy. This galaxy is subservient to a local cluster which is subservient to a super cluster called the Virgo Cluster. A cluster of galaxies as numerous as the visible stars in the sky above Mars or Earth are subservient to that one holistic being who has the given names, Utchat, Ra, YHWH, Jesus, Allah. Look again and see what this Cosmic Being calls a home for the Tree of Life.

Radiating above the bottom of the scepter of flint is the trunk of a tree, and a ladder erected by Western Civilization so that angels could ascend and descend from the bottomless pit at the Pool of Siloam to the Elysian Fields before the Kingdom of Heaven. If you have ever wondered why the Egyptians carved the eastward facing Sphinx at Giza, wonder no more, for the Sphinx is watching the eternal story board which parades continuously from the eastern horizon. This lion of Egypt and Babylon and Judah and Rome holds the key to the bottomless pit in his right front paw as the star Regulus. His story does not change with language or the invention of reading, writing and arithmetic. The three "R's" are a Tower of Babel which the mother of Western Civilization has imposed upon its children to avoid the pitfalls of the valley of death before the Tree of Life. Fear is the original sin which was the curse of feminine intuition named Eve. Eliminating the fear associated with the possibility of death, will also eliminate the curse of Eve. Egypt knew this. Babylon knew this. Even Rome knew this. Only Israel failed to look back and realize that running away from mother Egypt, as if she were a raging bull, meant a journey into endless mountains. The bull is not a bull, it is a cow. The "bull of my mother" offers the land flowing with milk and honey, and also, a fertile valley where new life can be born again. Failure to turn back results in a daughter of Zion becoming a pillar of salt without life sustaining emotion and intuition, yet within her heart she knows that her intuition about the good fruits of the garden was also true. Moses was condemned to stay in the land of Egypt after he looked upon the Promised Land. But the Promised Land is an arid field full of grasshoppers compared to the froggy river bottom in celestial Egypt.

This valley was blocked to the Israelites by the words of Genesis 3:22-24; And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Bottes at the Potter's FieldThe Promised Land and the Potter's Field are both tilled by the asterism of Bootes with the plow of Ursa Major. This plow is called the Big Dipper today. It spills the milk of cosmic kindness on the arid lands above Virgo's head and Leo's rump. The flaming sword which turned every way represents the flaming sword east of Eden held by Perseus for striking down the Medusa of intuitions which the "help meet" had given Adam. With the perception of evil and the fear of death the Medusa brought, the Children of God became a "stiffnecked people." This celestial place of the skull has been the golgotha of Western Civilization for thirty three hundred years, since the vernal equinox arrived at the 1st of Aries. Now that Pathfinder has shown the message of Jonas and revealed the hidden Tree of Life, we can come to realize that the message of death which is at the beginning of Pisces is followed by a message of renewed life at the end of Pisces. All that is required to find a new life is to give up "stiffnecked" ways and become like a child again. The last fruit on the Tree of Life is not Perseus, it is Antinous. Antinous is the child of new perceptions and desires. Immature and spontaneous, Antinous comprehends no evil, and is given the spirit of revival from the rod of Moses as a scepter of flint which is transformed by the blood of Jesus to a flail signifying mastery of physical principles. Joined with unbalanced desire in Scorpio, the new child ventures forward without fear to become the holder of the crook (Bootes) and the tiller of the Elysian Fields. These Elysian Fields are the same location referred to as the potter's field, for they are at the top of the galactic axis as viewed from the solar system.

These places all exist in the perception of the asterisms of the heavens. The galactic coordinates can be traced to assure the scientific accuracy. Neither scientific knowledge, nor any kind of self gnosis, can provide the key to the bottomless pit. That key rests in the Kingdom of God at the house of the "I Will" (Leo) and is implemented when an adventure with "I Feel" (Cancer) is begun. Feelings inspire the powers of "I Think" (Gemini) which leads to conflict and wealth at the gate called "I Have" (Taurus) Wealth leads to the conjecture of identity and the potential for loss, as the "I Am" (Aries) struggles to avoid the pitfalls of "I Believe" (Pisces). Compassion for the potholes along the road of life is given by the "I Know" (Aquarius) to be implemented by the "I Use" (Capricorn) on the way to understanding at the "I See" (Sagittarius).

It is at gnosis (Sagittarius) that the adventure must be recreated, or else it will regress back to feelings and struggle along the recalcitrant road the planets. Forward transition along the road through wisdom is provided by rejuvenation of the "I Arise" (Aquila-Antinous) with the "I Inspire" (Serpens) by the cosmic "I Create" (Ophiuchus) as the physical transcendence of gnosis through "I Desire" (Scorpio) into that place above the galaxy. Unbalanced desire reaches for all new born life, but over consumption leads to "I Sublimate" (Hydra) and addiction in "I Wander" (Eridanus). Here a cosmic "I Balance" (Libra) must be struck through the cosmic "I Analyze" (Virgo) to avoid the bottomless pit at Siloam (Archernar) and open the gate to the kingdom of heaven which is the cosmic "I Will" (Leo).

There in that great celestial field "I Feed" (Coma Berenices) fulfills this ritual of the five loaves and two fishes. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. Matt 14:17-20 These two fishes represent the material and physical substance of life. The loaves represent the flour which has the leaven of experience to make it grow into the rational and spiritual truths, as well as the three spirits of communication. These seven ingredients will feed a cosmos in much greater numbers than they have within themselves. That miracle is implied by the feeding of the five thousand and the taking up of the twelve baskets which are the houses along that street of gold transparent as glass called the zodiac.

In this essay we have developed some of the correspondences of the chapters of Coming Forth by Day as they relate to the asterisms and the Holy Writ of Western Civilization. This development has implied that Eastern traditions chose to stay with the feminine intuition as the primary mode of divination. With the invention of writing and then the higher mathematics, Western culture drifted far from their intuitive sources. This coupled with the additional complexities of modern technological life styles has resulted in the loss of celestial intuition as a viable approach to solving the problems of life. Emotional based feminine intuition, and historically based masculine intuition have nearly been eliminated except by the most creative persons. The industrial revolution resulted in mass production techniques and complex social structures that transcended insecurity. As a result, the need for intuition in communication has become archaic and anarchy. We are trained to walk in a lock step fashion that steals the inherent free will we had at birth. Thus, it has become more expedient to accept the present order, rather than define a new, and yet more ancient, cosmic order.

In the following essay, Birth of Monotheism, the importance of the potter's field and the galactic axis is connected with the archaeological record that supports these celestial correspondence of the origins of Western Theology. This essay will define specific events which resulted in the overpowering of intuition by reason in Western Civilization.

Complete set of exhibits for Coming Forth by Day at Ares Vallis

15:58 UT, Event 1, Vernal equinox at horizon on Mars landing site

16:32 UT, Event 2, Earth at horizon on Mars landing site

17:07 UT, Event 3, Pathfinder lander vehicle on Mars landing site

17:26 UT, Event 4, Saturn at horizon on Mars landing site

19:36 UT, Event 5, Moon passes meridian of the sun and begins new lunar cycle

19:42 UT, Event 6, Sun at horizon on Mars landing site

19:57 UT, Event 7, Moon and sun cross meridian of JPL at "high noon"

23:21 UT, Event 8, Earth crosses zenith meridian at Ares Vallis (East View)

23:21 UT, Event 8, Earth viewed above Ares Vallis

23:21 UT, Event 8, A Tree of Life Grows in the Garden

23:21 UT, Event 8, The Fruits of the Tree of Life

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