The Mythology of Saturn
What's Real about Saturn
What about the Moon Mythology
How real is it?
What about the Sun Mythology
How real is it?
Photo taken by Voyager 2
compiled by Dee Finney
SATURN'S RINGS: You might never see Saturn's rings this skinny again. Since 2008 began, the rings have been tilting toward Earth and now they are nearly edge-on with an opening angle of only 0.8o. A composite image submitted by Efrain Morales Rivera of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, shows how the geometry has changed .As Saturn goes around the sun, it periodically turns its rings edge-on to Earth—once every 14-to-15 years. That's what is happening now. Earth is approaching Saturn's "ring plane," a vantage that transforms the normally wide and bright rings into a dark line bisecting Saturn's two hemispheres.
The rings will completely disappear on Sept. 4, 2009, when Earth crosses through the ring plane. Unfortunately, no one will be able to see it because Saturn will be so close to the Sun. The next ring plane crossing in plain view of Earth won't come until the year 2038.
Until then, the skinniest you're likely to see Saturn's rings is now. Saturn is easy to find in the constellation Leo just before dawn. Point your backyard telescope and behold the edge: sky map.
In art Saturn is usually shown bearded, carrying a sickle,
Father Time, or an ear of corn [seeding].
Dragon - Snake= coiling or spiraling DNA. Omega=Endings.
Wings= return to higher levels of consciousness above clouds
|Being a student of Theosophy/Blavatsky - re August 25th, I
found this viewpoint interesting -
hope you do too.
August 23, 2007
Though I rarely, if ever, publicly comment upon the research of our Sisters, I felt that a recent report by Sister Adriana-Maria from Belgium is worthy of your attention.
Sister Adriana-Maria is a theoretical linguist who for the past three years has been researching the works of the 19th Century Russian Seer Helena Petrovna Hahn, or as better known to the Western World as Madame Blavatsky, and who was the Co-Founder of the Theosophical Society which is accorded the status as creating the schism between Christianity and what is termed as ‘New Age’ thought in today’s Western World.
In her report titled "Astrological Algorithms Contained In Isis Unveiled", Sister Adriana-Maria states her discovery of a polyalphabetic cipher contained in Madame Blavatsky’s 1877 book, Isis Unveiled, that seemingly points to an horrific cataclysmic event occurring during this weekends Triple Conjunction of the Sun, Venus and Saturn.
According to Sister Adriana-Maria, Madame Blavatsky in 1877 foresaw the catastrophic volcanic explosion of the Island of Krakatoa, and which exploded with such force that it is believed to have been the loudest sound in recorded history, and which occurred on August 27, 1883.
But, not only did Madame Blavatsky foresee the 1883 Krakatoa event, she ‘looked’ further into the future, 130 years to be exact, to the year of 2007, and the date of August 27th, and which she ‘foresaw’ and even greater event which in her decoded cipher described as ‘…never before have these [humans] seen such horror and destruction’.
Of astronomical events to occurring during the time period that Madame Blavatsky indicates, between the dates of August 26-28, 2007, it is interesting to find the following:
1. As previously mentioned, this time period finds the Sun, Venus and Saturn in a Triple Conjunction.
2. At 0800 UT (3:00 AM US Eastern Seaboard) on August 27th the Planet Mars will rise in the Eastern sky alongside Aldebaran the giant red star located in the constellation Taurus and resembling ‘two eerie,
3. During the early morning hours of August 28th one of the longest lunar eclipses in recorded history will occur with our Moon becoming completely immersed for nearly 90 minutes, and which will be visible to the entire World.
It is more than interesting to note, according to Sister Adriana-Maria, the association of Aldebaran in both Madame Blavatsky’s cipher prophecy and its upcoming paring with Mars as the kabalistic symbol for this ancient star of the Persians, known as the Bulls Eye, for its being located in the head of Taurus the Bull, in that all pasts associations of Aldebaran and Mars have seen great destruction and turmoil upon our Planet.
Greatly accentuating the conjoining of Aldebaran and Mars, in what the ancient kabbalists termed the “Cross of Blood”, as evidenced by their symbol, is the nearly simultaneous Lunar occultation of almost historic time length, and which many researchers attribute to being the cause of great earthquakes.
Though firm scientific research on the linking of Lunar eclipses and earthquake activity is sorely lacking, their does remain abundant anecdotal evidence of an association as great earthquakes are known to occur within a short time period either immediately prior to, or immediately following, total Lunar eclipses, to include:
January 9, 2001 Total Lunar Eclipse: 7.6 magnitude earthquake in India killing nearly 20,000
May 16, 2003 Total Lunar Eclipse: 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Turkey killing nearly 200/ 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Algeria killing nearly 2,500/ 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan with no deaths
November 9, 2003 Total Lunar Eclipse: 6.1 magnitude earthquake in China destroying over 10,000 homes and killing 9
May 4, 2004 Total Lunar Eclipse: Yellowstone Caldron earthquake swarm lasting 3 days and causing over 400 small quakes
October 28, 2004 Total Lunar Eclipse: 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Japan killing nearly 30
August 28, 2007 Total Lunar Eclipse: 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Peru killing nearly 600
Sister Adriana-Maria cautions in her report that though earthquake activity, or other such catastrophic natural disasters, does seem to be indicated in her research of Madame Blavatsky’s ciphers, it by no means rules out other types of disasters, including those caused by war.
"In twice two hundred years; the Bear
The Crescent will assail;
But if the Cock and Bull unite,
The Bear will not prevail.
In twice ten years again -
Let Islam know and fear-
The Cross shall stand, the Crescent wane,
dissolve, and disappear."
ISIS UNVEILED - VOL I - PAGE 260
In Vol I. -page 260 - Helena Blavatsky says," In just
twice two hundred years from the date of that prophecy, we had the Crimean
during which the alliance of the Gallic Cock, and English Bull interfered with the political designs of the Russian Bear. In 1856 the war
was ended, and Turkey, or the Crescent, closely escaped destruction. In the present year (1876) the most unexpected events of a
political character have just taken place, and twice ten years have elapsed since peace was proclaimed. Everything seems to bid fair
for a fulfillment of the old prophecy; the future will tell whether the Moslem Crescent, which seems, indeed, to be waning, will
irrevocably "wane, dissolve, and disappear," as the outcome of the present troubles.
In explaining away the heterodox facts which he appears to
have encountered in his pursuit of knowledge, Mr. Proctor is obliged more
than once in his work, to fall back upon these "crious coincidences." On of the most curious of these is stated by him in a footnote
as follows: "I do not here dwell on the curious coincidence - if, indeed Chaldean astronomers had not discovered the ring of Saturn -
that they showed the god corresponding within a ring and triple . . . very moderate optical knowledge, such indeed, as we may fairly
infer from the presence of optical instruments among Assyrian remains, might have led to the discovery of Saturn's rings and Jupiter's
Moons. (Bel, the Assyrian Jupiter, was represented sometimes with four star-tipped wings.) But it is possible that these are mere
(Do we believe in coincidences?) Ed.note.
On page 263 - Blavatsky says: It may be easily proved
that from time immemorial Saturn or Kronos, whose ring, most positively , was
discovered by the Chaldean astrologers, and whose symbolism is no "coincidence," was considered the father of Zeus, before the latter
became himself the father of all the gods, and was the highest deity. He was the Bel or Baal of the Chaldeans, and originally imported
among them by the Akkadians. Rawlinson insists that the latter came from Armenia; but if so, how can we account for the fact that Bel
is but a Babylonian personification ofo the Hindu Siva, or Bala, the fire-god, the omnipotent, creative,a nd at the same time, destroying
Deity, in many senses higher than Brahma himself?
"Zeus," says an Orphic hymn, "is the first and the last,
the head, and the extremities; from him have proceeded all things. He is a man
and an immortal nymph (male and female element); the soul of all things; and the principal motor in fire; he is the sun and the moon; the
fountain of the ocean; the demiurge of the universe; one power, one God; the ether, night, the heavens, Metis, the primeval
architecturess (the Sophia of the Gnostics, and the Sephirah of the Kabalists), the beautiful Eros, Cupid, all is included within the vast
dimensions of his glorious body!"
On page 265 - Blavatsky says: Diana-Luna is the
daughter of Zeus by Proserpina, who represents the Earth in her active labor,
according to Hesiod, as Diana Eileithyia-Lucina she is Juno's daughter. But Juno, devoured by Kronos or Saturn, and restored back to
life by by the oceanid Metis, is also known as the Earth. Saturn, as the evolution of Time, swallows the earth in one of the ante-historical cataclysms, and it is only when Metis (the waters) by retreating in her many beds, frees the continent, that Juno is said to be restored to
her first shape. The idea is expressed in the 9th and 10th verses of the first chapter of Genesis.
Genesis: 9 And God said, "Let
the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear."
And it was so.
10 God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.
In the frequent matrimonial quarrels between Juno and
Jupiter, Diana is always represented as turning her back on her mother and
smiling upon her father, though she chides him for his numerous frolics. The Thessalian magicians are said to have been obliged, during
such eclipses, to draw her attention to the earth by the power of their spells and incantations, and the Babylonian astrologers and magi
never desisted in their spells until they brought about a reconciliation between the irritated couple, after which Juno "radiantly smiled
on the bright goddess" Diana, who encircling her brow with her crescent, returned to her hunting place in the mountains.
It seems that the fable illustrates the different
phases of the moon. We, the inhabitants of the earth, never see but one-half
of our bright
satellite, who thus turns her back to her mother Juno. The sun, the moon, and the earth are constantly changing positions with relation to
each other. With the new moon there is constantly a change of weather; and sometimes the wind and storms may well suggest a quarrel
between the sun and earth, especially when the former is concealed by grumbling thunderclouds. Furthermore, the new moon, when her
dark side is turned towawrds us, is invisible; and it is only after a reconciliation between the sun and the earth, that a bright crescent
becomes visible on the side nearest tot he sun, though this time Luna is not illuminated by sunlight, directly received, but by sunlight
reflected from the earth to the moon, and by her, reflected back to us. Hence, the Chaldean astrologers and the magicians of Thessaly,
who probably watched and determined as accurately as a Babinet the course of the celestial bodies, were said by their enchantments to
force the moon to descend on erth, i.e. to show her crescent, which she could do but after receiving the "radiant smile" from her mother-
earth, who put it on after the conjugal reconciliation. Diana-Luna, having adorned her head with her crescent, returns back to hunt in her mountains.
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As to calling in questions the intrinsic knowledge of the
ancients on the ground of their "superstitious deductions from natural
phenomenon," it is as appropriate as it would be if, five hundred years hence, our descendents should regard the pupils of
Professor Balfour Stewart as ancient ignoramuses, and himself a shallow philosopher. If modern science, in the person of this
gentleman, can condescend to make experiments to determine whether the appearance of the spots on the suns' surface is in
any way connected with the potato disease, and find is is' and that moreover, "the earth is very seriously affected by what takes
place in the sun," why should the ancient astrologers be held up as either fools or arrant knaves? There is the same relation
between natural and judicial or judiciary astrology, as between physiology and psychology, the physical and the moral. If in later
centuries these sciences were degraded into charlatanry by some money-making impostors, is it just to extend the accusation to
those mighty men of old who, by their persevering studies and holy lives, bestowed an immortal name upon Chaldea and Babylonia?
Surely those who are now found to have made correct astronomical observations ranging back to within 100 years from the flood,"
from the top observatory of the "cloud-encompassed Bel," as Professor Draper has it, can hardly be considered impostors. If
their mode of impressing upon the popular minds the great astronomical truth differed from the "system of education" of our
present century and appears ridiculous to some, the question still remains unanswered: which of the two systems was the best?
With them science went hand in hand with religion, and the idea of God was inseparable from that of his works. And while in the
present century there is not one person out of then thousand who knows, if he ever knew the fact at all, that the planet Uranus is
next to Saturn, and revolves about the sun in eighty-four years; and that Saturn is next to Jupiter, and takes twenty-nine and a
half years to make one complete revolution in its orbit; while Jupiter performs his revolution in twelve years; the uneducated
masses of Babylon and Greece, having impressed on their minds that Uranus was the father of Saturn, and Saturn that of Jupiter,
considering them further-more deities as well as all their satellites and attendants, we may perhaps infer from it, that while
Europeans only discovered Uranus in 1781, a curious coincidence is to be noticed in the above myths.
On page 570 Blavatsky says: The Teraphim of
Abram's father, Terah, the "maker of images," were the Kabiri gods, and we
see them worshipped by Micah, by the Danites, and others. Teraphim were identical with the seraphim, and those were serpent-
images, the origin ofo which is in the Sanskrit sarpa (the serpent), a symbol scared to all the deities as a symbol of immortality,
Chiun, or the Khiyun, worshipped by the Hebrews i the wilderness, is Siva, the Hindu deity) as well as Saturn. The Greek story
shows that Dardanus, the Arcadian, having received them as a dowry, carried them to Samothrace, and from thence to Troy; and
they were worshipped far before th days of gory of Tyre or Sidom, though the former had bee built 2760 B.C. From where did the
Dardanus derive them?
It is an easy matter to assign an age to ruins on merely
the external evidence of probabilities; it is more difficult to prove it.
Meanwhile the rock-work of Ruad, Berytus, Marathus, resemble those of Petra, Baalbek, and other Aethiopian works, even
externally. On the other hand, the assertions of certain archaeologest who find no resemblance between the temples of Central
America and those of Egypt and Siam, leave the symbologist, acquainted with the secret language of picture-writing, perfectly
unconcerned. He sees the landmarks of one and the same doctrine in all of these monuments, and read their history and
affiliation in signs imperceptible to the uninitiated scientist. There are traditions also; and one of these speaks of the last of the
king-initiates (who were bu rarely admitted to the higher orders of the Eastern Brotherhoods), who reigned in 1670. This king of
Siam was the one so ridiculed by the French ambassador de la Loubere, as a lunatic who had been searching all his life for the
To find these connections, its in their numbers: See: http://www.greatdreams.com/gem1.htm
On page 578 - Blavatsky says: Now we have to remember that
Siva and the Palestinian Baal, or Moloch, and Saturn are identical;
that Abraham is held until the present day by the Mohammedan Arabas as Saturn in the Kaaba; that Abraham and Israel were
names of Saturn; and that Sanchoniathon tells us that and even circumcised himself and forced all his household and allies to do the
same; to trace unerringly the Biblical myth to its source. But this source is neither Phoenician nor Chaldean; it is purely Indian, and
original if it may be found i the Mahabharata. But whether Brahmanical or Buddhistical, it must certainly be much older than the
Jewish Pentateuch, as compiled by Ezra after the Babylonian captivity, and revised by the Rabbis of the Great Synagogue.
In Volume II of Madame Blavatsky's ISIS UNVEILED, on page 256, she states:
It is well known, the the earliest Christian emblems -
before it was ever attempted to represent the bodily appearance of Jesus -
the Lamb, the Good Shepherd, and the Fish. The origin o the latter emblem, which has so puzzled the archaeologists, thus become
The whole secret lies in the easily ascertained fact that,
while in the Kabalah, the King Messiah is called 'Interpreter' or Revealer of
the mystery, and shown to be the fifth emanation , in the Talmud - for reasons we will now explain - the Messiah is very often designated
as 'DAG' or the Fish. This is an inheritance from the Chaldees, and relates - as the very name indicates - to the Babylonian Dagon, the
man-fish, who was the instructor and interpreter of the people, to whom he appeared. Abarbanel explains the name, by stating that the
sign of his (Messiah's) coming "is the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the sign Pisces. (The Gnostics, gives the figure of a
Christian symbol, very common during the middle ages, of three fishes interlaced into a triangle, and having the FIVE letters (a most
sacred Pythagorean number) I.X.O.T.E. engraved on it. The number five refers to the same kabalistic computation.)
Therefore, as the Christians were intent upon identifying
their Christos with the Messiah of the Old Testament, they adopted it so
readily as to forget that its true origin might be traced still farther back than the Babylonian Dagon. How eagerly and closely the ideal
of Jesus was united, by the early Christians, with every imaginable kabalistic and Pagan tenet, may be inferred from the language of
Clement of Alexandria, addressed to his brother coreligonists.
When they were debating upon the choic of the most
appropriate symbol to remind them of Jesus, Clement advised them in the
words: "Let the engraving upon the gem of your ring be either a dove, or a ship running before the wind (The Argha), or a fish." Wash
the good father, when writing this sentence, laboring under the recollection of Joshua, son of Nun (called Jesus in the Greek and
Slavonian versions); or had he forgotten the real interpretation of these Pagan symbols?
Joshua, son of Nun, or Nave (Navis) could have with perfect
propriety adopted the image of a ship, or even of a fish, for Joshua means
Jesus, son of the fish-god; but it was really too hazardous to connect the emblems of Venus, Astarte, and all the Hindu goddesses -
the argha, dove, and fish - with the 'immaculate birth of their god! This looks very much as if in the early days of Christianity but little
difference was made between Christ, Bacchus, Apollo, and the Hindu Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu, with whom the first avatara this
symbol of the fish originated.
On page 216 - Blavatsky states: "Strictly speaking, it is difficult
to view the Jewish Book of Genesis otherwise than as a chip from the
trunk of the mundane tree of universal cosmogony, rendered in Oriental allegories. As cycle succeeded cycle, and one nation after
another came upon the world's state ot play its brief part in the majestic drama of human life, each new people evolved from ancestral
traditions its own religion, giving it a local color, and stamping it with it individual characteristics. While each of these religions had its distinguishing traits, by which, were there o other archaic vestiges, the physical and psychological status of its creators could be estimate,
all preserved a common likeness to one prototype. This parent cult was none other than the primitive 'wisdom-religion'. the Israelitihsh
Scriptures are no exception. Their national history - if they can claim any autonomy before the return from Babylon, and were nothing
more than migratory septs of Hindu pariahs, cannot be carried back a day beyond Moses; and if this ex-Egyptian priest must, from
theological necessity, be transformed into a Hebrew patriarch, we must insist that the Jewish nation was lifted with that smiling infant
out of the bulrushes of Lake Moeris. Abraham, their alleged father, belongs tot he universal mythology. Most likely he is but one of
other numerous aliases of Zeruan (Saturn), the king of the golden age, who is also called the old man (emblem of time).
It is now demonstrated by Assyriologists that in the old Chaldean books.
Abraham is called Zeru-an, or Zerb-an - meaning one very rich
in gold and silver, and a mighty prince. He is also callled Zarouan and Zarman - a decrepit old man.
As noted here: Azrael, angel of death, is also Israel. Ab-ram means
father of elevation, high-placed father, for Saturn is the highest or
outermost planet. Saturn is generally represented as a very old man, with a sickle in his hand.
On page 236 - Blavatsky says, "Whoever has lived in India long enough to
acquaint himself even superficially with the native deities,
must detect the similarity between Jehovah and other gods besides Siva. As Saturn, the latter was always held in great respect by the
Talmudists. He was held in reverence by the Alexandrian kabalists as the direct inspirer of the law and the prophets; one of the names
of Saturn was Israel, and we will show, in time, his identity in a certain way with Abram, which Movers and others hinted at long since.
Thus it cannot be wondered at if Valentinus, Basilides, and the Ophite Gnostics placed the dwelling of their Ialdabaoth, also a destroyer
as well as a creator, in the planet Saturn; of it was he who gave the law in the wilderness and spoke through the prophets. If more proof
should be required we will show it in the testimony of the canonical Bible itself.
In Amos, the 'Lord' pours vials of wrath upon the people of Israel. He
rejects their burnt offerings and will not lsiten to their prayers,
but inquires of Amos, "have yet offered unto m sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? But ye have
borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god" (v, 25, 26) Who are Moloch and Chiun but Baal-
Saturn-Siva, and Chiun, Khiyu, the same Saturn whose star the Israelites had taken to themselves? There seems no escape in this case;
all these deities are identical.
On page 294, Blavatsky says, "Ialdabaoth, the "Son of Darkness" and the
creator of the material world, was made to inhabit the planet
Saturn, which identifies him still more with the Jewish Jehovah, who was Saturn himself, according to the Ophites, an id by them denied
his Sinaitic name. From Ialdabaoth emanate six spirits, who respectively dwell with their father in the seven planets.
These are Tsabaoth - or Mars;
Adonaio s- Sol or the Sun;
Iao - the Moon;
Eloaios - Jupiter;
Astaphaios - Mercury (spirit of water);
and Horaios - Venus, spirit of fire.
On page 505 - Blavatsky says: "Here we have the secret of the Ophite
worship, and the origin of the Christian later-revised fable of
the immaculate conception. The Gnostics were the earliest Christians with anything like a regular theological system, and it is only too
evident that it was Jesus who was made to fit their theology as Christos, and not their theology that was developed out of sayings and
doings. Their ancestors had maintained, before the Christian Era, that the Great Serpent - Jupiter, the Dragon of Life, the Father and
"Good Divinity," had glided into the couch of Semele, and now, the post-Christian Gnostics, with a very trifling change, applied the
same fable to the man Jesus, and asserted that the same "Good Divinity," Saturn (Ialdabaoth), had, in the shape of the Dragon of
Life, glided over the cradle of the infant Mary In their eyes, the Serpent was the Logos - Christos, the incarnation of Divine Wisdom,
through his Father Ennoia and Mother Sophia.
"Now my mother the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) took me," Jesus is made to say
in the Gospel fo the Hebrews, thus entering upon his
part of Christos - the Son of Sophia, the Holy Spirit.
"The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the POWER of the Highest shall
overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which
shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God," says the angel (Luke i, 35).
"God ... hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son whom he hat appointed heir of all thing, by whom also he made the Aeons."
All such expressions are so many Christian quotations from the Nonnus
verse"... through the Aetherel Drocontean," for Aether is the
Holy Ghost or third person of the Trinity - the Hawk-headed Serpent, the Egyptian Kneph, emblem of the Divine Mind, and Plato's
On page 513, Blavatsky says, "In the Old Testament, Jehovah exhibits
all the attributes of old Saturn, notwithstanding his
metamorphoses from Adoni into eloi, and God of Gods, Lord of Lords.
Note: Saturn is Bel-Moloch and even Hercules and Siva. Toth of the latter
are Haras, or gods of the war, of the battle, or the "Lords
of Hosts," Jehovah is called "a man of war" in Exodus xv,3. "The Lord of Hosts is his name" (Isaiah li, 15) and David blesses him for
teaching his "hands to war and his fingers to fight" (Psalms cxliv,1). Saturn is also the Sun, and Movers says that "Kronos Saturn was
called by the Phoenicians Israel (Die Pbonizier, I, p. 130). Philo says the same (quoted in Eusebius, Praep, evang, llib. I, cap. x. 40)
Blessed be Jehovah Ilohim Elohei Israel" (Psalms lxxii, 18).
Jesus is tempted on the mountain by the Devil, who promises to him
kingdoms and glory if he will only fall down and worship him
(Matthew iv, 8, 9,) Buddha is tempted by the Demon Wasawariti-Mara, who says to him as he is living his father's palac: "Be
entreated to stay that you may possess the honors that are within your reach; go not, go not!" And upon the refusal of Gautama to
accept his offers, gnashes his teeth with rage, and threatens him with vengeance. Like Christ, Buddha triumphs over the Devil.
On page 524, Blavatsky says, "El, the Sun-God of the Syrians, the
Egyptians, and the Semites, is declared by Pleyte to be no other
than Set or Seth, and El is the primeval Saturn - Israel. Siva, is an Aethiopian God, the same as the Chaldean Baal - Bel; thus he is
also Saturn. Saturn, El, Seth and Khiyun, or the Biblical Chiun of Amos, are all one and the same deity, and may be all regarded in
their worst spect as Typhon the Destroyer. When the religious Pantheon assumed a more definite expression, Typhon was separated
from his androgyne - the good deity, and fell into degradatio a a brutal unintellectual power.
Such reactions in the religious feelings of a nation were not unfrequent.
The Jews had worshipped Baal or Moloch, the Sun-God Hercules,
in their early days - if they had any days at all earlier than the Persians or Maccabees - and then made their prophets denounce them.
On the other hand, the characteristics of the Mosaic Jehovah exhibit more of thhe moral disposition of Siva than of a benevolent, "long-
suffering" God. besides, to be identified with Siva is no small compliment, for the latter is God of wisdom. Wilkinson depicts him as the
most intellectual of the Hindu gods. He is three-eyed, and, like Jehovah, terrible in his resistless revenge and wrath. And, although the
destroyer, yet he is "the re-creator of all things in perfect wisdom." He is the type of St. Augustine's God who "prepares hell for pryers
into his mysteries," and insists on trying human reason as well as common sense by forcing mankind to view with equal reverence his
good and evil acts.
Maurice Chatelain's Mayan calendar rendering phrases everything in terms
of astrological conjunctions, which makes it obvious
that the Mayans were astrologers. With the revised system, he shows that it takes five Mayan Calendar cycles of 5,168.3 years
to equal one ~25,000 year precession cycle. But, this precession cycle is also a harmonic of a sunspot shift cycle that occurs on
a smaller scale every 1,366,040 days, or approx. 3.5 thousand years. If we take seven of these sunspot cycles, they also add
up to ~25,000! Thus, an interconnectedness is being displayed here, between 260 Jupiter - Saturn conjunctions as the Mayan
Calendar, and a sunspot shift cycle discovered by Maurice Cotterell. That interconnectedness is related to the Sun's breath
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