On July 4, 1997 a space vehicle landed on the surface of Mars at a floodplain called Ares Vallis. This event marked a moment of cosmic significance. After 3.5 billion years the biomass on an inner planet orbiting a common star ventured beyond its own planetary restrictions to begin an adventure on another celestial body. In order to accomplish this momentous task many individuals had to keep track of an incredible amount of detailed scientific information. Success required specific focus on the tasks at hand. This essay has been prepared to applaud the people who were directly responsible for implementing the accomplishment, to bring into focus the event from a cosmic point of view, and to remind us that we all participated in the pursuit of the cosmic wisdom it represents.
We begin with the galactic perspective as members of a star system we call the Milky Way. Some two hundred billion stars occupy this celestial body. They are arranged in a well defined order. To the rational scientist the gravitational effects of stellar masses define the basic shape, while relativistic effects define the changes occurring within the galaxy. To the intuitive scientist the stars are arranged in a manner that communicates an ultimate cosmic message. The concept of intuitive science is older than civilization, for it was intuitive science that established civilization over ten thousand years before the recent landing on Mars. It has been passed down through the millennia in the form of religious dogma. Today's rational scientific theories are attempting to completely displace the ancient intuitive scientific methods. This process of domination by rationality has been part of civilization since it first began. It is essentially the process of using the history of experience to make decisions. When there is no precedent, intuition takes over until an experience can be recalled. At that point a decision must be made to rely on past experience, or to pursue the abyss of the unknown with intuition. Within the abyss is belief in the possibility of success or failure. Those who ultimately succeed actively suppress belief in the possibility of failure and single-mindedly concentrate on the tasks at hand. That is the cosmic perspective of the event which allows Earthlings to drive a vehicle across the ancient floodplain in Ares Vallis.
Now that the voyage has been successfully completed, we begin a venture to pick up pieces of cosmic intelligence that were abandoned or denied along the way to success. Our star system is surrounded by groups of stars called asterisms and constellations. It is these groupings that contain the ancient secret wisdom of the cosmos. They tell a story of birth through desire, accomplishment, trial, death, peace, and restoration of the order which gives birth to new life. It is a cosmic cycle comprehended by birds and beasts long before humans populated the Earth. When humans populated the Earth they added a twist to the cosmic process by creating esoteric wisdom. Secret wisdom represented doorways to accomplishment to any who would venture through the labyrinth of the paths they recorded. It is appropriate to follow Pathfinder along this adventure to show the cosmic correspondence to the path it took.
Our star system has five Outer Planets beyond Mars. The scale of the planetary system of the sun is approximately one half light day, compared to 1000 light years for the nominal distance to the constellations or 100,000 light years for the width of the galaxy. The orbital dimensions of the outer planets help to keep in perspective the relative distance of the Pathfinder mission to Mars. When viewed from above the plane of the planets called the ecliptic, the planets orbit in a counterclockwise direction. Here is a detail that should not be overlooked. Up and down are directions established before recorded time. They are associated with north and south respectively. As we get to know the constellations, it will become clear that the choice of up and down was not entirely arbitrary. Most of the constellations cannot be understood if the "correct" orientation is not maintained. This is the first of many great cosmic nuggets of wisdom. To navigate amongst the stars its is important to avoid celestial vertigo. Besides up and down there has to be a left and right, and a front and back. Only relative position is required to orient to the cosmos because time is not relevant to consciousness of the eternal abyss. Time is now and has always been dependent upon the relative position of objects. In other words we can tell time by observing the position of celestial bodies. If you stop and think about an analog clock, it is the relative position of the hands that tells time. The hands of the celestial clock are the orbiting celestial bodies.
If we establish a specific orientation, we can tell the time it took for various celestial bodies to move from one relative position to another if we know the conversion factor for position and time. This conversion factor is the orbital speed often expressed in solar years and Earth days, or phases of the moon, which are in reality positions of celestial objects. The object that has had the longest use as a time piece is the moon. Thirty thousand year old artifacts have been found which suggest that ancient people notched the passing of lunar phases on bones and rocks.
One location has held great value as a time piece for Earth bound civilizations. That location was the position of the spring sun called the vernal equinox. Today we call this location the 1st of Aries. The association of the vernal equinox with the 1st of Aries first began around 3800 hundred years before the present (BP), when the spring day of equal night saw the sun rise at the eastern edge of the constellation Aries. Archeological records demonstrate that civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt recorded the vernal equinox in the constellations of Cancer (9800 BP), Gemini (8400 BP), Taurus (6400 BP), and Aries (3800 BP). What is remarkable about the present age is that the vernal equinox is not called the 1st of Pisces. Since 63 BC (2058 BP) the spring day of equal night has occurred in the constellation of Pisces. Understanding why Western Civilization ceased to measure time by the stars is a major consideration in the present discussion of the journey to Mars. For now we simply need to be reminded that the location of the sun at the moment of the spring day of equal night is called the 1st of Aries. It is the location toward which all celestial measurements of time and position are referenced.
A good reference location is a must for any civilization, whether modern or ancient. Our scientists spoof the concepts of astrology as pseudo-science or quackery. It is ironic that they keep the astrological name of the reference point, rather than its celestial location. Yet these are not unconnected events. Astrology is in esssence a mixture of rational science and intuitive science. It is based upon the more ancient science called metaphysics. Metaphysics is cosmic science, for it includes all forms of human study. When civilization turned away from the stars as a measure of place and time, they got hung up on the last name of the reference point. Even the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, which represent the northern and southern most positions of the sun are still locked into a period that ended two thousand years ago.
To understand why we are locked into an ancient time period, it is important to realize what happened in Rome at the time of Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus. In 45 BC, the oldest operating calendar system belonged to Egypt. In fact, Egypt had two systems, a state calendar of 365 days, and a Sothic calendar of exactly 365.25 days. The latter calendar defined the beginning of the year as the day when Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, rose with the sun. Archaeologists say that the purpose of the Sothic calendar was to remind the Egyptians that the annual flooding of the Nile was about to occur. Of course they ignore the fact that a 365 day state calendar could do the same thing. In fact, the Sothic calendar kept Egyptian civilization locked in phase with the movement of the heavens in what is known as the precession of the equinoxes. The 1st of Aries moves in opposition to the planetary movement so that it completes one sidereal cycle every 25,780 years. When Julius Caesar established his leap year the precessional cycle took almost exactly 26,000 years. Thus, even the rate at which the equinoxes precess is constantly changing. What has not changed is the fact that position matters if time is to be measured, and if the signs of the times are to be understood.
Sirius has provided civilization with more abundance than any other star except the sun. Being the brightest star, it can always be found in the sky when it is up. But it has another unique property. It is the only star that has a small subintegral property to its annual cycle. With a sidereal period of 365.2500 days, it is a leap year star. Every four years it rises at exactly the same angle relative to the sun. With a 365 day civil calendar, Egyptians could be made aware that the seasons are moving amongst the stars, even though they are nearly fixed with respect to Sirius. What more could be asked of an object twinkling in the night?
In 45 BC, Julius Caesar stopped the precession of the equinoxes by establishing a leap year calendar. From that day forward, Western civilization has been locked to the seasons of the sun. On October 4, 1582 Pope Gregory I modified Caesar's leap year with what is now known as the Gregorian calendar. He added ten days to the calendar so that October 4, 1582 was followed by October 15, 1582. He also moved New Years day to January first rather than March 25, which supposedly marked the emperor's birthday. With this calendar the victory of the sun, Sol Invictus, was complete. Human's could forget that they ever had anything to do with the stars, until Pathfinder found its way to Ares Vallis.
Looking at the orbits of the Inner Planets we see that the counterclockwise motion of the Earth is used as a booster to send pathfinder on its orbital mission to Mars. It left the Earth on December 4, 1996 and arrived at Ares Vallis on July 4, 1997. The Earth had traveled 58% of its orbit and Mars had traveled 30% of its orbit. When this event occurred the ecliptic plane and the galactic plane intersected each other precisely at the location of the solstices. The vernal equinox pointed at the lowest spot in its ecliptic path, while the autumn equinox pointed at the highest spot on the ecliptic path relative to the galaxy. This alignment is very unique. Because of its uniqueness ancient civilizations called it the moment of the First Occasion. To understand why it represented the beginning we simply have to realize that in 1997 the vernal equinox begins to rise for 13,000 years before it falls for 13,000 years. Egypt called this moment Sep Tepi, and it represented the resurrection of the sun, or the beginning of a New Cosmic Day. It was on this day that the Egyptian god Osiris would save the world by restoring the ancient order. Osiris represented the essence of experience. It was cosmically fitting that the god of cosmic experience would come back to start the new cosmic day and start the sun on its journey back to the top of the galaxy to gain a new experience.
Pathfinder had actually gone to Mars to find the cosmic experience that had been lost to civilization on Earth. Of course there is the possibility that no one at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California even knew that these cosmic correspondences were occurring. They were, after all, deep into the self stealing details of attempting to complete a material goal. How could they ever keep all the spiritual correspondences straight and place the vehicle on Mars in one piece? The approach was an application of classic Roman process management; "close your eyes to anything that could stop your conquest."
Pathfinder bounced into the giant floodplain at 33°24'W by 19°13'N in Ares Vallis at 10:07 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Ten minutes later the scientists at JPL received a low gain antenna signal indicating that Pathfinder was ready to go exploring. A distance of 119,000,000 miles separated Pathfinder and JPL scientists. Communications would require 10 minutes 40 seconds to travel one way and 21 minutes 20 seconds for a no delay round trip conversation. Not exactly instantaneous, but on a cosmic scale very synchronistic.
It is the synchronisity of the events on Mars and Earth that is of greatest importance to this essay. Whether the events have cosmic being beyond experience is a judgment call which is left up to the observer. Some may say it is not relevant others will say it is overwhelming. But there is one thing that will be undeniable, Ancient Egypt looked forward to the day when their efforts would result in civilization returning to communicate with the stars on the day when the ecliptic plane and the galactic plane aligned with the solstices and the vernal equinox began to rise again. That is precisely what happened on July 4, 1997.
The synchronous events will be revealed in three parts. First the morning of July 4, 1997 at JPL, and then the morning of July 4, 1997 at Ares Vallis. After these events are presented we will present the events that occurred in Ancient Egypt that foretold of the celestial communication and their cosmic awareness of it. Not a single major scripture of Western Civilization has been composed that does not have as its reference point, the same reference point the Ancient Egyptians used; the location of the vernal equinox along its twenty six thousand year journey. Because this is an adventure of Earthlings, we will use the rising of the location of the vernal equinox at Ares Vallis to initiate the new Earth day and the New Cosmic Day.
This is an interactive journey, in which the reader must take the time to visit the sites being discussed and take in the celestial vistas. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That being the case it is important to take the time to view the sites so that the equivalent of a thousand words can be perceived. These celestial vistas will be presented in two formats. A star chart from the astronomy software Redshift 2 by Maris Multimedia will present the present "scientific" understanding of the stars and the constellations. These charts provide constellation names and boundaries as well as planets and equinox positions. The second format is another scientifically accurate star chart from The Sky 4 by Software Bisque. These charts provide the shapes of the constellations as Ancient Civilizations before imperial Rome would have recognized them. For clarity, The Sky 4 charts will not have constellation names, but nearly all of them are easily recognizable by the simple "connect-the-dots" strategy used to define the name. It is the work performed in connecting the dots and synchronizing the ancient mythology to cosmic events that makes the sky, and therefore, the charts come alive.
The research performed on these correspondences represents the true asset of SiLoamNet. These asterisms reveal the Holy Scriptures of Western Civilization before the Bible, during the Biblical Age, during the Gospel Times, and the post Gospel Times of the Koran and the Book of Mormon. Because of individual sensitivity to these correspondences we cannot predict the outcome of their revelations on an individual. Be forewarned that the ancient scriptures as well as modern scriptures all deal with spiritual fire. Improper use of them can result in psychic burns which could take a lifetime to heal. When the smoke of these celestial pyres settles it will be clear to the adept observer that the 1st of Pisces was never recorded in civilization because people were too afraid to deal with the consequences it foretold. Now that civilization has traveled back into the stars it is possible to reveal that the price has been paid for the fearful arrogance of Aries and particularly Imperial Rome.
It was a price civilization had to pay in order to be allowed the freedom to choose life over death. A price timed by the second fish in Pisces, where Saturn sat as viewed from Earth or Mars on July 4, 1997. Matthew described the timing of the payment of tribute to the Aryans in verses 17:24-27; And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. With these words, Christ and Simon Peter were locked to the western fish in the constellation of Pisces for two thousand years. Now it is time to take that "piece of money" and pay the tribute of Rome to free the children of the cosmos.
Imperial Rome caused Western Civilization to focus only on the material Earth. Two thousand years of wars and rebellions have resulted in the research necessary to comprehend the cosmic consequences of understanding the material cosmos. Besides the terror of nuclear war, material science has abandoned common sense for the sake of mathematical rigor. Today's material science leads us to believe that the stars began at an infinitely small point with zero volume and infinite mass as a Big Bang creation with no primal cause for the creative explosion. It also declares that the end will probably come in a Big Crunch when all matter falls into the final black hole. This theory is based on the inability to measure the span of time, or the maximum distance traveled, before light loses its kinetic energy and turns into dark matter.
Quantum physics declares that the cosmic behavior is dependent upon the subatomic chaos. At these infinitely small dimensions pairs of particles can come into and go out of existence as a matter of chance. The whole universe is a free lunch at this level. Quantum theory leads to the conclusion that the spin of two complementary particles will not be determined until one of the particles is observed. At that instant the other particle will assume the opposite spin characteristic, even if it is separated by thousands of light years. In other words, instantaneous communication is feasible in the quantum theory.
But suppose that Edwin Hubble had supported his tired light theory, rather than the current redshift theory. With his current redshift theory, light retains all of its energy forever. As it travels, the color of visible light is shifted to the red by the subtraction of its initial velocity away from the final observation point. Light which is shifted by galaxies speeding away in an expanding Big Bang universe could conceivably reach the point of zero velocity and be unobservable from Earth. On the other hand, light could be losing energy as a function of time due to gravitational effects. This would result in a redshift within a non-expanding universe. When light from a galaxy at a distance equal to the life or distance expectancy of light reaches the Earth, it has no electromagnetic radiation kinetic energy and dissolves into dark matter. Any galaxy at this dimension or further could never be sensed by measurement of light energy. The dimension would represent the boundary of the observable cosmos without the need for a Big Bang or a Big Crunch analogy. Since Hubble had no means to measure the life expectancy of light, science opted for the expanding universe theory as one which gives good correspondence to observed effects, and allows for the establishment of cosmic dimensions. If the life span of electromagnetic radiation could be determined, the expanding universe theory could be abandoned, without substantially changing any of the "calculated" dimensions.
At the quantum level the question of instantaneous communication can be solved by establishing a simple "first cause" condition that defined the particles of opposing spin. This is the level of cosmic creation. To the ancients it was the work of the god's or of God. Everything after the "First Occasion" was directly determined by the "First Occasion." This is an intuitively easy concept to grasp, but the intuitive observer must relinquish the concept of "free will" in order to accept it, for everything cycles, and all cycles are repetitive. A second possibility is that the Cosmic Will establishes itself on the fly so to speak. This process allows for the definition of the evolving cosmos at the present instant. With this possibility "free will" can become an active part of Cosmic Creation. Regardless of which position is taken, the truthfully conscious person will realize that the effect of human free will on the cosmos is very limited. That limited effect is in essence precisely what defines the individual.
Ancient Egyptian scriptures describe the personal responsibility that the individual held within the cosmos. If the individual did not take specific action to protect the cosmos, then it could be completely lost. Babylonian astrology, which is in reality Roman astrology, uses the concept of fate derived from the "First Occasion." These two astral religious philosophies struggled for nearly four thousand years, until Caesar Augustus put out a contract on Caesarean, the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. With that murder of the last Egyptian "Son of God," a human became the almighty and the cosmos was lost to the tyranny of arrogance, for the cosmos was left unprotected. Western Civilization lived under that tyrannical system until the morning the Earth rose on Mars above a vehicle of her own making on July 4, 1997. That glorious morning marked restored independence of the cosmic spirit and the beginning of a New Cosmic Day. Now that humanity has found itself driving a vehicle on the surface of a star, it has become necessary to recognize that time and space are mathematical constructs of the mind designed to help predict the relative positions of celestial bodies. This requires that we reestablish the precession of the equinoxes and allow the stars to communicate with Earth once more.
Material science is very particular about mathematical perfection, but it is a loss of common sense to redefine the cosmos so that the mathematics work out "correctly." If the stars are in precession, it is a gross error on the part of scientists to down play its importance as the primary measure of time. But this concept was better presented by Matthew in verses 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. Look once more at the "piece of money" and see if you can find the man laying on the beach at the mouth of the whale. Surely he is the sign of the prophet Jonas we are told to find. Keep these signs of the times fresh in your mind as you continue this journey to Mars and back. The stars are talking, and they speak with great wonder and amazement.
Continued text of Son of Man Rises Over JPL
Section 2 - Pre-dawn events on Mars
Section 3 - Daylight events on Mars
Section 4 - Elimination of the precession of the equinoxes
Section 5 - Mithraic Mysteries
Section 6 - JPL, Sun, Moon, and Hale-Bopp
Top of Section 1 - Introduction
Background to introduction and other sections of Son of Man Rises Above JPL
The following events will be followed through the celestial vistas and summarized in "high noon" composite zenith and nadir star charts over and under JPL. Universal time (UT) is used to coordinate the events. UT is defined as the time of the solar day at the meridian 00E at London. JPL in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is seven hours after UT. JPL is approximately three minutes before the central measurement of PDT. Therefore, noon at JPL is 19:57 o'clock at London. A twenty-four hour clock is used for these presentations.
Spherical Projection - Stars are viewed as if projected onto the inside of a spherical shell with the appropriate right ascension (longitude) and declination (latitude). This is a numerical procedure which grossly distorts star positions off the center point. The constellations designated in the "scientific" star charts purposefully eliminated the "mythological" connections long ago, in order to prevent distractions from the "scientific" view of the cosmos. This is clearly evident in the connections used in the "scientific" spherical projections provided. Without the named asterism connections, it is impossible to navigate through the heavens without sophisticated technology. With the proper asterism connections, the word whale written next to a figure of a whale is superfluous. Details of planet and star locations are taken from Redshift 2 by Maris Multimedia.
Equal Distance Projection - Stars are viewed with the right ascension and declination coordinates meeting at right angles. This technique allows for a flat plane projection with minimum distortion of star positions. This method was used by the Ancients because it does not require complex mathematical relationships. The angles measured around and from the central position of view are directly plotted on the charts in orientation angles and distances of proportional angular spacing from a reference axis. The oldest maps of the Earth were equal distance projections of coordinates measured as orientation angle and angular distance from a reference location. When the reference location is the north pole, we have a typical geological polar map. Combined with equal distance star charts of identical reference axis, polar charts and maps are particularly efficient for celestial navigation. An equal distance star chart will lie directly on an equal distance land or sea map if scaled at the same angular distance proportions. An ancient map known as the Piri Reis map (1513 AD) charted the Atlantic Ocean from North Europe and North America to South America and South Africa. This map included reasonably accurate locations for under ice landfalls at Antarctica, a full 436 years before modern methods detected them. (When the Sky Fell, Rand & Rose Flemath, pg. 128)
The result of advanced technology has been the loss of simplicity in navigation. It became harder to navigate without the correspondence, "as it is above, so it is below." Ancient Egyptians measured the Earth's perimeter before the pyramids were built. After thousands of years of advancing technology the sky to land correspondences were lost. After Hipparchus was given credit for the "scientific discovery" of the precession, it was eliminated as an important social parameter, even though civilization had been using the parameter for at least eight thousand years up to the time of Hipparchus. This is the ultimate legacy of the "scientific method." It calls older versions of truth "obsolete." As an example, in the September 1997 Sky & Telescope article "rambling through the skys," E. C. Krupp called the ancient constellation Argo Navis obsolete. This magnificent constellation is tied to the oldest civilizations on Earth, clearly indicating that they sailed the seven seas. If they had not sailed the seas, they would not have known the stars nor would they have known how to draw a ship of the magnitude of Argo Navis. Eliminating Argo Navis due to obsolescence is pure hypocrisy.
Unfortunately, children are exposed to the new science before they are shown the old science, and the result is a loss of wisdom. Information gets lost by dishonoring ancestors for the sake of arrogant new technology. Now we have global positioning satellites and ignore the stars all together. Because of our "high tech" environment, we have a small, and shrinking cosmos. Pathfinder has reminded us again that there are stars out there. This essay demonstrates that old science is not obsolete, just forgotten under a cloud of arrogant rationalizations.
Complete set of exhibits for Son of Man Rises Over JPL
Milky Way, Graphic presenting solar system constellations and galactic plane
Outer Planets, Graphic presenting orbits of outer planets and galactic plane intersection
Inner Planets, Graphic presenting orbits of inner planets, galactic plane intersection and Pathfinder route
Ares Vallis , Graphic presenting the floodplain at Ares Vallis (Redshift 2, Maris Multimedia)
JPL , Graphic presenting the location of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Redshift 2, Maris Multimedia)
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
17:27 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"
Zenith Summary star chart of events at JPL on July 4, 1997, 15:58-19:57 UT
Nadir Summary star charts of events at JPL on July 4, 1997, 15:58-19:57 UT
Tauroctony, Graphic presenting the bull slaying scene of the Mithraic Mysteries
Mithras Moment, Graphic presenting the galactic perspectives of the Mithraic Tauroctony
SiLoamNet To SiLoamNet Home Page
© Copyright 1997,
All Rights Reserved,