The first star chart illustrates the stars above JPL when the vernal equinox crossed the horizon at the Ares Vallis landing site at 15:58 UT. The zenith over JPL was at the southwest corner of the constellation of Perseus with the meridian above Ares, the ram, and Cetus, the whale. The brightest star in the vicinity of the zenith was Algol. This is a very interesting location from the ancient mythologies, for Algol was called the Demon Star. Algol is a variable star ranging from a brightest magnitude of 2.2 to a dimmest magnitude of 3.5 over a period of 69 hours. This variation occurs such that its dimmest period lasts for only twenty minutes of a four hour transition period. Over the four hour transition, Algol would loose 70% of its brightness. Because of this demonic behavior the star came to be known as the Angel of Death. Greek mythology portrays Perseus as the conqueror of the Medusa, which was a witch with serpents for hair. In performing the feat of conquering the Medusa, Perseus took great pains not to look at the Medusa, for it was known that one look at the serpent heads would beguile a person until their death. Perseus captures the Medusa, and after he takes off her head with his sword, he places her head in the sack cloth which he carries. Metaphorically, the zenith above JPL when the vernal equinox rose at Ares Vallis says that JPL had captured the Medusa and is proceeding on a journey of conquest, and possibly salvation.
At 16:32 UT the Earth rose on the horizon at Ares Vallis and Perseus lay directly on the meridian at JPL, along with tails of the bull, Taurus, and the camel, Camelopardalis. The bull is famous, for it was the mascot of Egypt for over two thousand years. The camel was made famous during the gospel period when it held the north polar axis until the Crusades in 1100-1200 AD. This camel made it into the scriptures with Luke 18:25; For it is easier for a camel to go through the needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. This allegorical reference refers to the direction of the precession of the equinoxes, and thus Camelopardalis passes through the eye of the needle at the polar axis before the king, Cepheus. Today the eye of the needle rests on the nose of the little bear, Ursa Minor. By 2400 AD the north celestial axis will be in the constellation Cepheus, which the Egyptians called the King of Byblos.
Looking carefully at the zenith we see that Perseus is passing over the bull. More than one great religion has used this passage of Perseus to espouse a great truth. In the story of Moses the Angel of Death passes over Egypt and all the houses marked with rams blood are spared. But those houses not marked as being of the ram were lost. Thus began the celebration of the Passover Feast, for all of the first born of Egypt were lost the night the Angel of Death passed over the vernal equinox. This allegory tells us that Egypt is not only the constellation of Taurus, but it is every constellation under the Milky Way along the path of the sun. The house of the second born sons of Egypt was Aries, which also became known as the House of David. The house of the third born sons of Egypt was Pisces. It will be shown that these sons were not given the opportunity for life, and were all stillborn.
The legend of David tells us that he slew a lion and a bear as a child, and he slew a giant of a man, Goliath, along side a river. Thus the head in the sackcloth of Perseus is none other than that of Orion, who stands under the bull in the celestial river.
At 17:07 UT the Pathfinder lander came to rest on Ares Vallis. At JPL, Perseus straddles the meridian as he prepares to cross over the Great White Way of the galaxy one foot in Egypt above the bull, and the other foot high stepping toward the celestial sea. Twenty minutes latter Saturn, who was called Chronos and "Ancient of Days," marked the time when civilization knew it had stepped upon another star at 17:26 UT. That is the same time, within seconds, that it takes for a round trip communication link between Mars and Earth. Saturn is the ancient time keeper, for it takes thirty years for Saturn to cycle the heavens. In Egypt the Pharaoh celebrated the feast known as the Sed Festival when he was on the throne longer than Saturn. The correspondence was simply that the Pharaoh could mark time longer than the planets. After the first Sed Festival, the Pharaoh celebrated the festival every two or three years. Rameses II (The Great) celebrated twelve Sed Festivals as the most long lived Pharaoh of all time.
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
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