4-22-09 - DREAM - I was with some well dressed black
men, wearing suits. It didn't seem like the current period of
time, but I didn't have an idea of what time period it was. I was
walking with them, looking for a particular street, and when we got to
the street, they said the address we needed was 943. We went into
a long dark brick building, and the addresses were like apartments
within the building, and went from 943 thru 945.
When we got down to the end of the hallway, we
hadn't found what we were looking for, and a woman came into the doorway
at that end of the building, and introduced herself. She said,
"Hello! My name is Gloria Turnbull!"
Gloria was dressed very chic in a dress suit, and
had a black hat on her head - smallish with a tilt to it. It
seemed to be somewhere between the 20's and 40's type of style hat.
I felt very small standing next to these people now
- I'm almost 6 feet tall myself, and it seemed that they were all about
8 to 9 feet tall standing next to me.
I woke up and fell right back to sleep.
Now I was in one of the apartments, probably 943.
I was trying to do the dishes and the sink didn't have its own water
spigot working, so I got the water from a hose in the next room. I
was told that the water came out of the hose at 2 ft. per second.
I was scrubbing a steel bowl like my dogs use and
there was a lime film on the bottom of the bowl I needed to scrub off.
We were waiting for the building's white picket
fence to be repainted because the old paint was worn and chipped
I woke up again, and fell asleep again.
Now I was doing research on the internet, looking
up Gloria Turnbull and found out that she had lost her son, so I started
helping Gloria to find her son.
NOTE: In John Updike's novels, we find that
he writes in metaphors. He has a whole series of books in which he
uses the title's Rabbit - but the stories are about people.
The Bible is also written in metaphors - and we need to keep this in
mind as we go along, because dreams are also given in metaphors.
NOTE: I had another short dreams about the same
number the next day. I was looking at a paragraph of many numbers,
looking for 943, and the closest one was 937.
Then I had a vision of a book page with a black,
white, and grey drawing of a Bay in Greece, and the caption on the
picture was CUE - Greece.
I did some research on CUE Greece and the first
thing that came up with an airport CUE which is Cuevna, Equador.
A good friend of mine had a dream on the 17th like
Dreamed last night about being chased by a highway patrol, then
I saw a huge crater in the ground ;like from a small bomb and
witnessed rapid fire machine gun with people, men and women,
dying. I saw an old fashioned time clock that said 9:46. I was
awakened at that moment by a cacophony of hoot owls. Scary!
Toward the End of Time
John Updike's Toward the End of Time, published in
1997, is a mixture of science fiction, magic realism, and a
journal account written by an older man who feels his world
collapsing around him. The story is written as if it were the
journal of Ben Turnbull, a retired financier who is living an
economically comfortable life in New England despite the chaos and
destruction around him. The majority of the story takes place in
2020, after a massive war between the United States and China.
Despite the failure of the U.S. government, a depopulated Midwest,
food shortages, and marauding teenagers who stone to death people
whom they do not like, the self-indulgent protagonist enjoys
sexual relations with young women and has time to golf and to play
with his grandchildren. The narrator also drifts into fantasies
which are presented so realistically they are hard to distinguish
from what is real. Did Ben Turnbull really kill his second wife?
Did he then have sex with a deer? Did he really witness Moses on
the mountain? In the end, the protagonist, a man whom readers may
not like, reveals a vulnerability with which they may identify.
Toward the End of Time Summary
Chapter I—The Deer
Toward the End of Time is written as if it were the
journal of the protagonist, Ben Turnbull, and it begins with an
entry written in late November of 2019, describing the first snow
of the season. By the end of the first paragraph, the reader knows
that the protagonist is somewhat depressed, unable to find even a
trace of his "childhood exhilaration" and left only with "an
unfocused dread of time." However, in the second paragraph, Ben is
exhilarated, pleased with a new plastic snow shovel, an
improvement over the metal ones of his childhood.
Along with many other subjects, the protagonist pays special
attention to nature and all its transformations. He is also keenly
aware of the people around him and the changes they go through.
Ben analyzes his wife, Gloria, whom he says is always trying to
tame nature by ordering people to trim one plant and uproot
another. Deer have been eating the tender tips of his wife's
shrubbery. Gloria wants Ben to shoot the animals. Ben believes
that his wife secretly longs for his own death, too.
Ben and Gloria live in a sprawling old house on the shore of
Massachusetts Bay. When Gloria spots a deer eating her bushes at
night, she pushes Ben outside with a basket of old gold balls and
tells Ben to throw them at the deer.
Gloria is Ben's second wife. Their relationship began as an
affair, while Ben was married to another woman. On this particular
night, Ben hopes that he and Gloria will have sex, but Gloria sees
the deer again. She decides that she is going to borrow a gun from
one of the neighbors so Ben can shoot it.
The next time that a deer appears, Gloria pushes Ben outside
with the gun. She hollers for Ben to shoot, but Ben does not see
the deer. When he returns to the house, Gloria calls him a
"bastardly coward." Later, when Ben sees the deer again and fires
a shot, Gloria promises to make love to him.
Next, in his journal, Ben ponders the word, "perhaps," thus
introducing the quantum physics concept of probable lives, a theme
that is developed later in the story. Ben also explores some
details he has read about
"Neandert(h)al man." He concludes that
he, too, will one day be "as forgotten, as dissolved back into the
compacted silt" as Neanderthal man. This comment introduces the
subject of death that Ben ponders throughout the novel.
It is now January of 2020, and Ben, a retired partner of an
investment broker firm, travels to Boston to take care of some
clients whom he still serves. During his trip, the reader learns
that there has been a war between the United States and China. Ben
outlines some of the destruction that he sees, the result of heavy
The story takes a curious turn at this point, as Ben, at
home again and in what can be described as a fantasy, watches a
deer approach his house. Gloria is away. Ben sees the deer
transform itself into "a young lean-bodied whore," whom he invites
into the house. Ben and the deer have sex. "I tell myself she is a
fantasy," he writes, "a branching not existent in the palpable
universe." Not too much later, Ben writes about Deirdre Lee (whose
first name bears a likeness to the word, deer), a prostitute who
comes to service him. Deirdre is more human than the deer, but
there are still allusions to her being deer-like. So it is not
certain if she is real or imagined. Also confusing is Ben's
statement: "It is not clear to me that Gloria is dead." Then he
writes about having a faint memory of having shot Gloria. There is
little explanation of these events. It is more likely that Ben has
drifted into one of the probable worlds that he mentioned earlier
in reference to quantum physics. Then, during one of their
encounters, Deirdre and Ben decide to explore Ben's old house.
This is a lead-in to Ben's discussion of Egyptian grave robbers,
which ends the chapter.
Chapter II—The Dollhouse
It is early spring, and Ben notices flower buds that are all
but ready to open. He recalls another spring, while he was still
in college. Through this reverie, Ben introduces his first wife,
Perdita. She was an art major and eventually bore Ben five
children, and Ben relates that he now has ten grandchildren—nine
boys and one girl.
Ben is reminded of Perdita when he sees his children and
grandchildren. He then talks about the spouses of his children.
One of his daughters has married an African man, whom Ben believes
has taught his children and his first wife how to be a family,
though they are now all separated.
Next, Ben provides a little more information concerning the
aftereffects of the war. The population of the United States has
been dramatically decreased, so much so that the current president
has offered free farmland to any citizen who is willing to move to
the now-depopulated Midwest.
Ben then refers to Deirdre as if she has moved into his
house. They go shopping together for such domestic items as
washcloths. When Ben looks into the faces of the people at the
mall, he suspects that they think Deirdre is his daughter or an
escort from a nursing home. When they are back at the house, Ben
talks about how Deirdre is ridding the place of furnishings,
especially those belonging to Gloria. Deirdre makes Ben carry rugs
and other furniture to the barn. Memories are stirred when Ben
goes into the barn and sees old children's toys, including some
that were his. He remembers the doll house that he... »
the End of Time Summary
Toward the End of Time
Toward the End of Time is a
John Updike, published in
It is the author's eighteenth novel.
Set in New England, like many of his novels, Toward the
End of Time portrays a world in which the Chinese and the
Americans have attacked one another with nuclear weapons. The
aftermath is shown through retired investment advisor Ben
Turnbull's journal. Though the dollar and the central government
are gone, life in Boston and the surrounding areas goes on thanks
to FedEx and other less reputable entrepreneurs. The book is
divided into five parts: i. The Deer ii. The Dollhouse iii. The
Deal iv. The Deaths v. The Dahlia.
i. The Deer
Ben expresses his uneasiness about his second wife,
Gloria's, obsession with killing the deer who is ravaging her
picture-perfect garden. Clearly unhappy with Gloria, Ben begins an
affair with a prostitute named Deirdre.
ii. The Dollhouse
Ben believes he has slid into an alternate universe when
Gloria disappears and Deirdre takes her place. Ben has the vague
impression he may have shot and killed Gloria. Spin and Phil,
young thugs who collect protection money from Ben, clash with
Deirdre, who takes a more and more authoritative role in the
iii. The Deal
Deirdre leaves Ben for Phil, and Gloria returns. Ben is
relieved that he did not shoot Gloria, and admits that the house
and garden flourish under her influence. Spin is killed by a group
of younger children who set up house in the woods behind Ben's
house and supplant Spin and Phil in the collection business. Ben
helps them establish local legitimacy in exchange for commissions
on their earnings and sexual favors from their young female
iv. The Deaths
Ben discovers he has prostate cancer. During his long
hospital stay, Gloria hires FedEx — for whom Phil is now working —
to get rid of the residents of the makeshift house.
Metallobioforms designed to clear away large tracts of land for
human exploitation are used to raze the house. Ben sees evidence
that they also devoured and killed the young people. He is left as
impotent to protest Gloria's cruelty as he was left physically
impotent by the prostate surgery.
v. The Dahlia
Gloria's hired deer hunter shoots and kills the young doe
who has been nibbling their garden. Ben cannot participate in
Gloria's triumph or the deer hunter's communion with nature. Ben
regains some control of his bladder, but this is not enough to
erase the impression that he has become a ghost wandering around
in his own house.
Death and Decay
It is interesting to note that all of the book's chapters
begin with the letter "D". Also, both of Ben's love interests have
first names beginning with 'D'. His first wife was named Perdita,
Italian for "loss".
Other themes include:
- The cycles of nature
- The passage of time
- Reality and perception
In a review for the New York Observer entitled, "John
Updike, Champion Literary Phallocrat, Drops One; Is This Finally
the End for Magnificent Narcissists?" (later published in
Consider the Lobster), novelist
David Foster Wallace wrote a scathing critique of Toward
the End of Time. Wallace wrote:
It is, of the total 25 Updike books I've read, far and away
the worst, a novel so mind-bendingly clunky and self-indulgent
that it's hard to believe the author let it be published in
this kind of shape.
Wallace quotes literary readers he knows who characterize
Updike "just a penis with a thesaurus." Aside from its
protagonist, who, Wallace argues, is fundamentally unlikable, the
novel's prose is so turgid that is distracts "us with worries
about whether Mr. Updike might be injured or ill." Wallace
Ben Turnbull's unhappiness is obvious right from the book's
first page. But it never once occurs to him that the reason
he's so unhappy is that he's an asshole.
Margaret Atwood wrote a very positive review of Toward the
End of Time for the
New York Times, "Memento Mori--But First, Carpe Diem." She
praises Updike's "brilliant metaphors" and describes the central
character Ben Turnbull in his semi-idyllic, upper class rural home
as "a Thoreau run through the meat grinder of the 20th century."
She notes his frequent brutality (both towards himself and
others), but also notes his rueful, evenhanded powers of
observation that "[fall] alike on everything: on flowers, animals,
grandchildren, corpses, copulations; on ancient Egypt and plastic
peanuts; on memory, disgust, dread, lust and spiritual rapture."
She ends with the claim that "As memento mori and its obverse,
carpe diem, Toward the End of Time could scarcely be
|ARTEMIS AND THE DEER
Greek mythology, the deer is particularly associated with
Artemis in her role as virginal huntress.
Actaeon, after witnessing the nude figure of Artemis bathing
in a pool, was transformed by Artemis into a stag that his own
hounds tore to pieces.
Callimachus, in his archly knowledgeable "Hymn III to
Artemis", mentions the deer that drew the chariot of Artemis:
- in golden armor and belt, you yoked a golden chariot,
bridled deer in gold.
One of the Labors of
Heracles was to capture the
Cerynian Hind sacred to Artemis and deliver it briefly to his
patron, then rededicate it to Artemis. His son
Telephos was exposed as an infant on the slopes of Tegea but
nurtured by a doe
was one of the most widely venerated of the
Ancient Greek deities and one of the oldest. In
Greek mythology of the classical period, Artemis (Greek:)
was often described as the daughter of
and the twin sister of
Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of forests and hills,
child birth, virginity, fertility, the hunt, and often was
depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The
cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times she
even assumed the ancient role of
Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.
Artemis later became
Titaness who was a Greek moon goddess, and she was sometimes
depicted with a crescent moon above her head. She was also
identified with the Roman goddess
Diana, with the
Artume, and with the Greek or
|ARTEMIS TWIN BROTHER APOLLO
Roman mythology, Apollo (in
Greek, Apóllōn or Apellōn), is one of the most
important and many-sided of the
Olympian deities. The ideal of the
kouros (a beardless youth), Apollo has been variously
recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy;
archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts;
and more. Apollo is the son of
and has a
twin sister, the chaste huntress
Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced
Etruscan mythology as Apulu. Apollo was worshipped in
ancient Greek and
Roman religion, as well as in the modern
As the patron of
Delphi (Pythian Apollo), Apollo was an
oracular god — the prophetic deity of the
Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing were associated with
Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his
Asclepius. Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring
ill-health and deadly
plague as well as one who had the ability to cure. Amongst the
god's custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion
colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As
the leader of the
(Apollon Musagetes) and director of their choir, Apollo
functioned as the patron god of music and
Hermes created the
for him, and the instrument became a common
attribute of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called
In Hellenistic times, especially during the third century
BCE, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks
god of the sun, and his sister Artemis similarly equated with
goddess of the moon.
In Latin texts, however, Joseph Fontenrose declared himself unable
to find any conflation of Apollo with
Augustan poets of the first century, not even in the
Aeneid XII (161-215).
Apollo and Helios/Sol remained separate beings in literary and
mythological texts until the third century CE.
NOTE: Apollo is mentioned in the Bible several times,
particularly in the book of Revelation. I dreamed about
Apollo just last week (April, 2009)
|4-7-09 - DREAM - I was working in a
small office. I hadn't been well for some reason and wasn't
working. I was just resting.
I was taken to another upstairs office
by my friend Erv, who drove me when I needed to get
somewhere as I didn't have a car of my own. This place was
where a woman kept the small animals I needed to do my job.
They were very tiny as infants, which is what I was going to
get. She kept these animals in an aquarium in small boxes -
like a small matchbox. The whole place smelled like an
She handed me this tiny box that was
broken on one side, and inside was this cute little creature
that looked like a wolf. I said that we wouldn't be taking
it home that day as we didn't have an aquarium set up for it
yet, and she said okay. But I wondered how we would tell
the difference between the animal that had been picked out
and all the others - except this box was broken on one side
that it was in.
I had seen a full grown animal also-
which was sitting upright like a human and just as large.
It had a regular paw on the left, but on the right, the paw
was very large and looked like a giant club. The left paw
pushed something into place, and the large clubbed right paw
did the work. The woman said, 'They have the right hand of
|APOLLO IN REVELATION:
1 And the fifth
the trumpet: and I saw a star fall from
the earth. And there was given to him the
key of the
A star fall... This may
mean the fall and
apostasy of great and learned
men from the
faith. Or a
whole nation falling into
separating from the
church, not having the sign of
God in their
foreheads. And there was given to him the key of the
bottomless pit... That is, to the
angel, not to
the fallen star. To this
given the power, which is here signified by a
key, of opening
2 And he opened the
and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace. And
the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit.
3 And from the smoke of the pit
there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to them, as
the scorpions of the earth have power.
There came out locusts... These may be
time, having the appearance of locusts, but large and monstrous, as
here described. Or they may be real locusts, but of an extraordinary
size and monstrous shape, such as were never before seen on earth,
sent to torment those who have not the sign (or seal) of
God on their
foreheads. Some commentators by these locusts understand
heretics, that sprung from
with them denied the divinity of
Paul of Samosata,
etc. These were great enemies of the
religion; they tormented and infected the
them like scorpions, with the poison of their
Others have explained these locusts, and other animals, mentioned in
different places throughout this
mystical book, in a most absurd, fanciful, and ridiculous
manner; they make
Pope, and the locusts to be
etc. Here it is thought proper, not to enter into any controversy upon
that subject, as the inventors of these fancies have been already
answered, and fully refuted by many controvertists: besides, those who
might be imposed on by such chimerical writers, are in these days much
4 And it was
commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the
earth nor any green thing nor any tree: but only the
men who have
not the sign of
God on their foreheads.
5 And it was given unto them
that they should not
kill them: but that they should torment them five months.
And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a
6 And in those days,
seek death and shall not find it. And they shall desire to die: and
death shall fly from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts
were like unto horses prepared unto battle. And on their heads were,
as it were, crowns like gold: and their faces were as the faces of
8 And they had hair as the hair
their teeth were as lions.
9 And they had breastplates as
breastplates of iron: and the noise of their wings was as the noise of
chariots and many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like to
scorpions: and there were stings in their tails. And their power was
five months. And they had over them
11 A king, the
angel of the
bottomless pit (whose
name in Hebrew
and in Greek
12 One woe is past: and behold
there come yet two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth
the trumpet: and I heard a voice from the
four horns of
which is before the eyes of
14 Saying to the sixth
angel who had
the trumpet: Loose the four
are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 And the four
loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a
year: for to kill
the third part of
16 And the
number of the army of horsemen was twenty thousand times
ten thousand. And I heard the
number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses
And they that sat on them had breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and
of brimstone. And the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions:
and from their mouths proceeded fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 And by these three
slain the third part of
men, by the
fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone which issued out of their
19 For the power of the horses
is in their mouths and in their tails. For, their tails are like to
serpents and have heads: and with them they hurt.
20 And the rest of the
men, who were
by these plagues,
did not do
penance from the
works of their hands, that they should not
idols of gold
and silver and brass and stone and wood, which neither can see nor
hear nor walk:
21 Neither did they
nor from their sorceries nor from their fornication nor from their
Old Testament first published 1609 by the English College at
|APOLLYON, or, as it
is literally in the margin of the AV of Revelation 9:11, "a
destroyer," is the rendering of the Hebrew word Abaddon, "the angel of
the bottomless pit."
[And they had a king over them, which is the angel of
the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is
Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.--Rev
The Hebrew term is really abstract, and signifies "destruction,"
in which sense it occurs in Job 26:6; 28:22; Proverbs 15:11; and other
[Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no
Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with
our ears.--Job 28:22
Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more
then the hearts of the children of men?--Prov 15:11]
The angel Apollyon is further described as the king of the
locusts which rose from the smoke of the bottomless pit at the
sounding of the fifth trumpet. From the occurrence of the word in
Psalm 88:11, the Rabbins have made Abaddon the nethermost of the two
regions into which they divided the under world.
[Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or
thy faithfulness in destruction?--Psalm 88:11
Hell has seven divisions, one beneath the other. They are
called Sheol, Abaddon, Beer Shahat, Tit ha-Yawen, Sha'are Mawet,
Sha'are Zalmawet, and Gehenna.-- The Legends of the Jews,
But that in Revelation 9:11 Abaddon is the angel, and not the
abyss, is perfectly evident in the Greek. There is no authority for
connecting it with the destroyer alluded to in 1 Corinthians 10:10;
and the explanation, quoted by Bengel, that the name is given in
Hebrew and Greek, to show that the locusts would be destructive alike
to Jew and Gentile, is far-fetched and unnecessary.
[Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were
destroyed of the destroyer.--1 Corinthians 10:10]
The etymology of Asmodeus, the king of the demons in Jewish
mythology, seems to point to a connection with Apollyon, in his
character as "the destroyer," or the destroying angel.
(Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, 1872)
APOLLYON. The Greek name, meaning "Destroyer," given in
Revelation 9:11 for "the angel of the bottomless pit" (in Hebrew
called Abaddon), also identified as the king of the demonic "locusts"
described in Revelation 9:3-10...In one manuscript, instead of
Apollyon the text reads "Apollo," the Greek god of death and
pestilence as well as of the sun, music, poetry, crops and herds, and
medicine. Apollyon is no doubt the correct reading. But the name
Apollo (Gk Apollon) was often linked in ancient Greek writings with
the verb apollymi or apollyo, "destroy." From this time of Grotius, "Apollyon"
has often been taken here to be a play on the name Apollo. The locust
was an emblem of this god, who poisoned his victims, and the name "Apollyon"
may be used allusively in Revelation to attack the pagan god and so
indirectly the Roman emperor Domitian, who liked to be regarded as
(Anchor Bible Dictionary)
APOLLO, one of the most important and many-sided of the ancient
Greek divinities. Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin
brother of Artemis [Diana]; he was born on Delos, where Leto had fled,
persecuted by the jealousy of Hera...
Apollo's origins (perhaps Oriental) are quite uncertain; his
name yields no convincing Greek etymology, although he became the most
thoroughly Greek of all gods...A remarkable feature of his cult was
his characteristic, though not only, way of giving oracles, especially
at Delphi, to possess the priestess and speak through her mouth in a
way reminiscent of Siberian shamanism.
His oracles, especially the Delphic, were consulted on all
manner of subjects, and good advice was often given, especially on
such matters as colonization, by the obviously well-informed clergy,
who "edited" the utterances of the priestess...
Someone in the fifth century BC started a wholly ungrounded
theory that Apollo was identical with the sun. This became popular in
later times and lingers in poetical expressions such as "Phoebus 'gins
arise," meaning that the sun rises; Phoebus ("bright, pure") is one of
Apollo's titles. It also led to his identification with real sun gods.
There were numerous representations of the god in Greek art,
from the archaic statues of the sixth century BC to those of the later
period in which he appears as the ideal of youthful manliness and
beauty. His worship was taken over by the Romans, who dedicated a
temple to him in 430 BC and instituted gamees in his honour (the ludi
Apollinares) in 212 BC. He became one of the chief Roman gods in the
age of Augustus, who erected a temple to him on the Palatine...
APOLLO (Gr. Apollon), a Greek god, the son of Zeus, the
father of the gods, and Leto, daughter of the Titan Coeus, and the
twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the moon. The twins were born on
the island of Delos, whither their mother had fled to escape the
jealous anger of Zeus' wife, Hera. Apollos is one of the most
versatile of the Olympian gods. As the god of youth, manly beauty,
music, and song, he represents the Greek mind at its best. He was the
god of prophecy, with his oracle at Delphi, the protector of flocks
and herds, the helper and averter of evil, and also the god of
righteous punishment. To his oracles people turned in sickness, and he
is represented as the father of Aesculapius, the god of healing. He
delighted in the foundation of cities, and as the spiritual leader of
colonists he was invoked as Delphinius; as Euryalus, he was god of the
broad seas, and of the embarker and disembarker; as Agyleus he was god
of the streets and roads; and as Phoebus he was god of the sun.
Although the Greek poet Homer represents Apollo and Helios, the sun,
as distinct divinities, Apollos' identification as the sun-god is
universal among later writers...The attributes of Apollo are the bow
and quiver, the cithara and plectrum, the snake, raven, shepherd's
crook, tripod, and laurel. In art Apollo is represented more
frequently than any other ancient deity...
(Universal Standard Encyclopedia)
APOLLO BELVEDERE, a famous marble statue in the part of the
Vatican museum called Belvedere...Montorsoli, a pupil of Michelangelo,
restored the hands but did so wrongly, for the right hand was not
empty but held a laurel branch, and the left hand held a bow, as
testified by the quiver on the back of the figure. The statue was thus
intended to depict the two aspects of Apollo, the god who punishes
wrong-doers and purifies repentant sinners...
APOLLO BELVEDERE, ...It is regarded as one of the most nearly
perfect representations of the human figure.
(Universal Standard Encyclopedia)
BELVEDERE, a court, gallery, or detached structure, usually
located to command a view (Ital. bel, "beautiful" and vedere,
"to see"). The best known Belvedere is the court of that name in the
Vatican Palace, and the gallery surrounding it, built in 1484-1492 by
pope Innocent VIII. In this gallery are some of the finest
masterpieces of Classical antiquity, including the famous statue of
Apollo Belvedere, the Laocoon [a Trojan priest who warned his
countrymen against the wooden horse left by the Greeks--according to
Pliny the sculpture stood in the palace of Titus in Rome], and a torso
The slime with which the earth was covered by the waters of the
flood produced an excessive fertility, which called forth every
variety of production, both bad and good. Among the rest, Python, an
enormous serpent, crept forth, the terror of the people...The famous
statue of Apollo called the Belvedere represents the god after this
victory over the serpent Python.
Aesculapius, the son of Apollo, was endowed by his father with
such skill in the healing art that he even restored the dead to life.
Orpheus was the son of Apollo and the Muse Calliope. He was
presented by his father with a lyre and taught to play upon it, which
he did to such perfection that nothing could withstand the charm of
PHEOBUS APOLLO...the lord of the silver bow, the Archer-god,
far-shooting... He is the God of Light, in whom is no darkness at all,
and so he is the God of Truth. No false word ever falls from his lips.
O Phoebus, from your throne of truth,
From your dwelling-place at the heart of the world,
You speak to men.
By Zeus's decree no lie comes there,
No shadow to darken the word of truth.
Zeus sealed by an everlasting right
Apollo's honour, that all may trust
With unshaken faith when he speaks.
Delphi under towering Parnassus, where Apollo's oracle was,
plays an important part in mythology. Castalia was its sacred spring;
Cephissus its river. It was held to be the center of the world, so
many pilgrims came to it, from foreign countries as well as Greece. No
other shrine rivaled it.
Apollo at Delphi was a purely beneficent power, a direct link
between gods and men, guiding men to know the divine will, showing
them how to make peace with the gods; the purifier, too, able to
cleanse even those stained with the blood of their kindred.
(Mythology, Edith Hamilton)
Terrors had always made excellent business for Apollo, and there
were never worse terrors than the plagues and earthquakes in the
Antonine and Severan age. At Didyma, Apollo's cult was connected by
its very origins to the bahishment of plague: in the 250s, Apollo
still recalled how he had "shamed" the threads of the Fates and kept
off the epidemic....we know about Apollo's remedies in a fascinating
selection of oracles...They carry no date, but the main four probably
belong in the great epidemic of the 160s when Roman troops were
returning from the East and brought home a disease whose effects read
horribly like smallpox...
Three cities have left us pieces of Clarian Apollo's oracles on
plague: Pergamum, Callipolis (near modern Gallipoli) and humble little
Caesarea Trochetta, a small town in Lydia...The god pitched his style
very high and lamented the disaster (crying "Woe! Woe! to each
city)...None of these texts explained the plague; they only prescribed
remedies... Only part of the god's remedy survives, but it runs true
to his old-fashioned manner. The "divine law," he said, required his
clients to draw pure water from seven fountains, which they had
fumigated carefully. They must then sprinkle their houses with these
"nymphs who have become kindly" and must set up an image of Apollo the
archer, bow in hand, in the middle of their plain. There, presumably,
he would "shoot away" the invading enemy, the plague itself.
Callipolis was ordered to set up a similar statue, "the
warder-off of plague," and was also told to offer blood from
sacrificial animals to the "gods below the earth" and to burn all the
animals' meat with spices. The pyre of this holocaust was to be
sprinkled with "shining wine and grey sea water": the victims, a goat,
and a sheep, must be black...
Of the three texts, the finest is Pergamum's, which moves in
stately hexameters and spends the first nine lines on flattery of the
citizens' ancestry, their closeness to the gods and their especial
honour from Zeus himself. On Pergamum's steep hill, said Apollo, the
infant Zeus had been placed just after childbirth: his statement
refuted a host of competing cities which claimed that they, not
Pergamum, had received the newly born god. It was no wonder that the
people and council of Pergamum decreed that the reply should be
inscribed on pillars and displayed "on the agora and the temples." It
also offered advice. Apollo wished to please his son, Asclepius, who
resided so conspicuously in the city...he told [them] to sing a hymn
to a particular god while their fellow citizens feasted and sacrificed
(Pagans and Christians, Robin Lane Fox)
Revelation 12, the major opponent of the church is also
exposed. He is the terrifying red dragon with seven heads, ten
horns and seven crowns on his head. Revelation clearly
identifies the dragon or monster. He is "that ancient serpent
called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray"
(12:9, with 20:2).
Satan's earthly proxy —
the beast from the sea — also has seven heads and ten horns,
and he is scarlet in color as well (13:1; 17:3). Satan's
character is mirrored in his earthly representatives. The
dragon personifies evil. Since ancient mythology had many
references to dragons, John's audience would have understood
that the dragon of Revelation 13 represented a cosmic enemy.
Exactly what the
dragon's seven heads represent is not immediately clear.
However, given John's use of seven as a numerical symbol of
completeness, perhaps this suggests the universal nature of
Satan's power and that he completely embodies within himself
all evil. The dragon also has seven diadems or royal crowns on
his heads. They could represent Satan's spurious claim against
Christ. As the Lord of Lords, it is to Jesus that all crowns
of authority belong. He is the one who will be crowned with
many diadems (19:12, 16).
We are told the
dragon had "swept a third of the stars out of the sky and
flung them to earth" (12:4). This fraction is used several
times in Revelation. Perhaps we should interpret it as meaning
a significant minority.
We are also given a
short biography of the woman's "male child," a reference to
Jesus (12:5). Revelation is here telling the story of the
Christ event in relationship to Satan's unsuccessful attempt
to thwart God's plan.
The dragon tried to
kill or "devour" the woman's child at the moment of his birth
(12:4). This is a reference to a historical situation. When
Herod heard that the Jewish messiah had been born in
Bethlehem, he killed all the infants in the city, which would
have resulted in the baby Jesus' death (Matthew 2:16). Jesus,
of course, escaped with his parents to Egypt. Revelation tells
us Satan the devil was really behind the human plot to murder
Jesus — to "devour" him.
think that Satan's attempt to "devour" the woman's child also
included his tempting of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11), his obscuring
of Jesus' gospel message (Matthew 13:39), and his inspiring
the crucifixion of Christ (John 13:2). By killing Jesus
through the crucifixion, the devil may have assumed he had won
a victory over the Messiah. In fact, it was Jesus' death
itself that saved the world and sealed the devil's fate (John
12:31; 14:30; 16:11; Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14).
Through his death and
resurrection, Jesus, the child of the woman, "was snatched up
to God and to his throne" (12:5). That is, he was resurrected
to immortality. God has exalted the glorified Jesus to a
position of universal authority (Philippians 2:9-11). He is
destined to "rule all the nations with an iron scepter"
(12:5). He will shepherd the nations with loving, but absolute
authority. These words — "rule all nations" — clearly identify
to whom the child symbol refers. He is God's anointed Messiah,
destined to reign in God's kingdom over all the earth (Psalm
2:9; Revelation 19:15).
Institute for Biblical & Scientific Studies
One of the key verses in understanding the book of
is chapter 17:9-11 which says, "The 7 heads are 7 hills on which the
woman sits. They are also seven kings. 5 have fallen, 1 is, the
other has not yet come" (NIV). This seems to refers to the Roman
empire and seems to best fit the kings as follows:
- Julius Caesar (49-44 BC.)
- Augustus C.(31 BC-14 AD
- Tiberius C. (14-37 AD.)
- Caligula C. (37-41 AD)
- Claudius C. (41-54 AD)
- Nero Caesar (54-68 AD)
The 5 fallen kings means Nero is emperor (Gentry 1989b, 104).
This is how Josephus counted the emperors in Antiquities of the
Jews (Book 19.1.11). Others count Vespasian or Titus as the last
Nero was the first to persecute the Christians. He blamed the
burning of Rome on the Christians in 64 AD. Nero used the Christians
as human torches to light his garden. This means that the Great
Tribulation of 7 years had already begun. This persecution was the
war with the beast, Nero.
Historian Schaff states, "There is scarcely another period in
history so full of vice, corruption, and disaster as the six years
between the Neronian persecution and the destruction of Jerusalem"
(1910, 1:391; Gentry, 1989b,127).
In ancient times letters were used as numbers. For example
A=1, B=2, C-3 and so forth. So names had a certain numerical value.
The Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar (Neron Kaiser) adds up to
exactly 666. There is a textual variant in
13:18 with the number 616 which is probably the Latin equivalent of
Worship of the Beast
Emperor cult worship is well known in the Roman empire. Nero
claimed to be the equal of the god
Seneca taught Nero that he was destined to become the
of divine Augustus and the god
On Clemency 1.1.6; Gentry 1989b, 63).
Revival of the Beast
13:10 relates to Nero’s death. Nero who killed with the sword would
die by a sword that he put in his own throat June 9, 68 AD
(Suetonius Nero 49; Gentry, 1989b, 63). The death of Nero
meant the end of the Julio-Claudian line of emperors. Civil wars
broke out. Vespasian revived the empire and saved it from ruin.
There were also rumors that Nero was still alive and would return to
In the Book of
the Temple is still standing which indicates that this happened
before 70 AD when the city and temple of Jerusalem was destroyed by
Fall of Babylon
The fall of Babylon in chapter 18 of
seems to refer to the fall of Jerusalem. The Jews have rejected
Christ. Therefore they have become apostate and have committed
spiritual adultery with Rome. Another popular view sees Babylon as
referring to Rome.
Coming of Christ
Christ’s coming was in Judgment like the Day of the Lord in
the Old Testament. The judgment was the destruction of Jerusalem and
the Temple by the hands of Titus. Christ is ruling and reigning now.
There is no need for a temple for he is the temple.
Sealing the Saints - 144,000
Revelation chapter 7 144,000 Christian Jews in Israel are
sealed so they will be safe. In Matthew 24:16 they were commanded to
flee to the mountains for safety which was the transjordan mountains
where Pella was located. Eusebius tells how the Jews in Jerusalem
were commanded by
to escape to Pella (Eusebius Ecclesiastical History, 3.5.3)
There is also a great multitude of Christians from every nation.
Clearly Christians went through this tribulation.
Matthew 24 and Luke 21 are parallel passages to
Clearly they point to
the fulfillment of scripture in 70 AD with the destruction of
Jerusalem which is the abomination of Desolation. This refers back
to the book of Daniel chapter 9:27.
The Two Witnesses
The two witnesses in
11 who are killed are probably Jesus who rises again and Stephen who
was stoned. The early church believed they were Enoch and Elijah or
100 lb. Hailstones
16:21 tells how huge hailstones fell from heaven weighing a talent
which is about 100 pounds. Josephus describes 100 lb. white stones
coming from Roman catapults down on the Jews in Jerusalem (Jewish
Wars, Book 5.6.3).
Letters to 7 Churches
The letters to the seven churches indicate a time period that
best fits the time in the decade of the 60’s AD (Gentry 1989b,
I Come Quickly
is written in the context that everything is going to happen soon
(Rev. 1:19). Christ is coming back soon (Rev. 22:7,12,20),
even in their generation.
This generation that had pierced Christ would not pass away
until all was fulfilled (Matthew 24:34) which culminated in the fall
Date of the Book of
According to Aune’s new commentary,
was probably written and edited in several stages. The earliest part
was probably written before the fall of Jerusalem and then edited in
the reign of Domitian or later (Vol. 52A lvii-iii). To me the
description of the Great Tribulation of
best fits the three and a half years before the fall of Jerusalem.
Josephus describes some of these terrible conditions. I highly
recommend David Aune’s three volume in depth commentary on the Book
which is part of the Word Biblical Commentary series.
There is a very interesting new book entitled
Social-Science Commentary on the Book of
by Bruce J. Malina and John J. Pilch and published by Fortress
Press, 2000. They posit that the Book of
in the Bible
is an astral prophecy. The visions are seen as interpretations of
the constellations in the sky. The first 11 chapters were probably
written before the fall of Jerusalem of 70 AD.
Christ holds Seven Stars
In the first chapter of
(1:16) Christ is described as holding seven stars in his right hand
and a sword (comet shaped like a sword) proceeds out of his mouth.
Josephus states, "There was a star resembling a sword, which stood
over the city (Jerusalem), and a comet, that continued a whole year"
(Wars of the Jews, Book VI, Chapter V.3). Josephus could be
referring to Halley's comet that appeared in 66 AD which looked like
it was coming out the mouth of the constellation Orion, Hercules, or
Bootes from Jerusalem. A comet was an ominous sign warning of danger
in the ancient world. This might have marked the beginning the
Tribulation period. The seven stars might be the constellation
Corona Borealis that has seven stars. The seven candlesticks are
most likely the seven wandering stars in ancient times (5 visible
planets plus the sun and moon). Stars were seen as angels, divine
souls (Philo of Alexandria On the Giants ii, 6-8). As
Christ’s constellation rises out of the South (Where Hades was), it
symbolizes Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Thunder was seen as
the voice of God.
The Throne of God
Revelation chapter four the throne of God is described. The
throne of God is probably best seen as the constellation Cassiopeia
that was a throne. The glassy sea probably refers to the Milky Way.
The four living creatures would be the four constellation in the
four corners of the heaven that signal the four seasons, Leo the
Lion, Taurus the bull, Scorpio with a human face, and Pegasus the
flying eagle in ancient times. The twenty-four elders are the 24
hours or decans that the sky was divided into during the course of a
day in ancient astronomy. See the famous Hellenistic Dendera
The Lamb of God
Revelation chapter five the constellation Aries (male lamb)
is probably seen as the Lamb of God. The altar is probably the
constellation right below Aries. Aries was identified with Israel
and Syria in ancient times (Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos).
Horses, Trumpets, and Bowls
Maline and Pilch think that the horses, trumpets, and bowls in
refer to comets that look like these objects (p. 103-106;
Tetrabiblos II, 90-91 LCL). There are six notable comets during
the reign of Nero. In the last column the higher the number the more
important the comet (0-10). The information is from Chronology of
Eclipses and Comets AD 1-1000 by D. Justin Schove, 1984 (p.
The Four Horsemen
The four horsemen are from the four corners of the heavens.
Each corner has its own cosmic color. This points to a certain
planet in the constellations at the four corners of the cosmos. The
Constellation Taurus is identified with the South, the color red,
and the planet Mars. Scorpioman is identified with the North, black,
and Mercury. Leo is identified with the East, white, and Jupiter
(Green/blue). Thunderbird (Pegasus) is identified with the West,
pale, Venus (white; Malina and Pilch, 2000, p.111).
The 5th Seal-Altar
When the 5th seal is opened, John sees an altar with souls
under it that were martyred for the word of God (Rev. 6:9). I
suggest that the altar be identified with the great square of
Pegasus, and the souls should be seen as the stars in the Milky
The Bottomless Pit
Revelation 9 the 5th angel sounded and a star fell from
heaven with the key to the bottomless pit. He opens the pit and
smoke ascends with locusts coming out of the smoke that can sting
like a scorpion for 5 months. I suggest that the star is the planet
Venus that descends in the sky. Venus was thought to descend into
Hades in ancient times. The Bottomless Pit is probably the South
pole axis of the sky where there are no stars, and the Milky Way
looks like smoke ascending from this pit. The constellations Scorpio
and Sagittarius seem to guard the pit, the entrance way to Hades
where the smoke ascends up forever. The 5 months are the time that
the constellations Scorpio and Sagittarius can be seen in the sky at
night. The locusts look like the ancient description of the centaur
In ancient times the Milky Way was identified with the river
Styx. Souls would make their way from Hades up the Milky Way to
In the Book of
there are several monsters or dragons described. The Greek New
Testament uses drakon
only in the book of
which the KJV translates as "dragon" (Rev.
There is a red dragon in
Boll believes that the dragon corresponds best with the
constellation Hydra which extends through one third of the zodiac.
Just above the Hydra are the constellations Corax with 7 stars
corresponding to 7 heads, and Crater with 10 stars corresponding to
10 horns, or 10 dorsal fins. Another possibility is the ancient
constellation of scorpio (Malina and Pilch, 2000 p.165).
|Constellations: Serpens in red, Corona in orange, Virgo
in blue, and Hercules in black.
On today's star charts I think the dragon (which means
serpent) should be identified with the constellation Serpens (Caput
and Cauda connected with ten stars). The seven heads would be the
constellation Corona (crown) Borealis which consists of 7 stars.
This serpent is right at the feet of the constellation Virgo and
Hercules. The Archangel Michael would be the constellation Hercules
waiting to make war with the serpent (Rev.
|Constellations outlined: Serpens in black with red stars,
Corona in purple with orange stars,Virgo in purple with blue
stars, and Hercules in red with black stars.
The woman of
should be identified with the constellation Virgo. The woman is Mary
who gives birth to Jesus. The
of Israel. The 13 stars of the constellation Virgo may represent the
tribes plus Christ (the bright star Spica?). Another possibility is
that the constellation Bootes represents the baby Jesus, and Mary's
crown is the Big Dipper plus Canes Venatici.
The red dragon in
seven heads similar to the leviathan in Ugaritic and Psalm 74:14
(Gibson, 50, 68; Walace, 290), and the Set-Typhon, red crocodile, of
Egypt (NIV note
Marriage of the Lamb (Rev.19)
When there was a conjunction of planets, it was seen as a
marriage in the ancient world. There was a conjunction of Venus and
Jupiter in 67 AD in the constellation Ares (the male lamb). There
was a similar conjunction 70 years earlier in 2 BC which some think
Star of Bethlehem.
Christ's Coming in Judgment (Rev.19)
Christ comes and fights the armies of the earth (Rev.19:19).
The beast and false prophet and thrown into the lake of fire. There
seems to be a great battle in heaven in May 70 AD. The planets Mars,
Mercury, Venus and the sun seem to gather together for battle in the
constellation Ares. Mars may represent the Beast while Mercury would
be the false prophet. Venus (White) would represent Christ riding on
a white horse coming to battle the beast. By next month the planets
Mars and Mercury disappear from the sky as if cast into the lake of
fire (the fiery sunset), but Venus rises to be the bright and
morning star (Rev. 22:16).
Dr. Stephen C. Meyers
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|GLORIA'S LOST SON (SUN)
THE THREE PHASES OF THE
THE DREAM AND THE REALITY
|3-31-01 - DREAM - I was looking at a web page
about the three phases of the
sun. The page
included 3 animated graphics at the top of the page. One graphic was
long and wide, and two smaller animated graphics were on either side
of it. Then there was 3 paragraphs describing the 3 phases of the
I woke up, and went back to sleep, in which I was trying to figure
out what the three phases of the
sun were from
the activities going on in the dream.
Dream 2: Scene one took place in the lobby of my apartment building.
There were two other women with me. The blonde woman was describing
her husband and I thought I knew him from high school. I asked her
for his last name and she got all upset and challenging, like I was
trying to take him away from her. I asked her again for her last
name, which she reluctantly gave it to me in a mumble I couldn't
understand. She was very antagonistic.
The other woman, who had dark hair, I didn't recognize at first, but
she knew who I was. She said that she had gone to grade school with
me and gave me her name as DeGuere. I thought her name was Tate, but
I had to go along with the name she gave me. She said she had carved
her name on my desk, and I not only knew it, I was the only one who
could pronounce it. She seemed quite thrilled with that.
She calmed the other woman down, and I left there, thinking that the
three phases of the
fear, sharing, and love.
The second scene took place on a city street. It seems that I had
turned on a water spigot that had a long water=hose attached to it,
and the sprinkler head was underneath a silver car parked at the
curb. The whole street was flooded. A large bus went by, and I went
back to the car and pulled the water=hose out from under the car. I
went back to the spigot and made sure that it was turned off this
time. I then walked through the water up to my ankles, making sure
that the water was indeed going down now and the water was indeed
Scene three took place at my old grade school. I felt quite lucid
now, and I tentatively opened the front door because I knew Painter
Bob was going going to be on the front steps, with a red rose for
I opened the door and there stood Painter Bob dressed all in white
just as I knew he would be. He was holding a red silk rose in his
hands and he brought it down the steps and gave it to me. He said
his name was 'Professor" or something else French sounding that was
similar to that name. He then went off to the right and I started to
I could now hear the owner of the school coming down the steps,
talking to another man. I could hear their conversation, though I
couldn't quite make out what they were talking about.
I scooted out of the lobby and into the hallway just in time before
the owner saw me. However, they were coming right behind me, and I
scooted down the hallway of the school, always just in time to get
out of sight before they came along behind me.
I saw that in the schoolroom the painters were all Oriental, Asian,
Chinese, Japanese. They were writing on the blackboards, moving
books around, painting the rooms, remodeling.
I scooted into a classroom, just ahead of the owner and his
companion. I found myself in a small stone room, with two doors, one
to the classroom, and one to the hallways.
While I stood there, one of the oriental painters came into the room
and handed me a book titled, "Symphony of Golf". Then I saw one that
was about some kind of mechanics. That one was shrink-wrapped in
plastic so I couldn't open it.
As I woke up, I saw a screen that said 'LOVE' at the top, and was a
picture of a string of heart shaped leaves on a vine that were
pastel colored. It was really a loving picture.
Here again, I analyzed in the dream, that the meaning of the three
phases of the sun
were love, sharing, and fear.
Athena, Aphrodite, Hecate, Three Graces
Athena, the goddess of wisdom, is also associated with
women's crafts, and represents women as warriors. Aphrodite is
the Goddess of Love; while Hecate represents the three phases of
womanhood. the Three Grace, Joy, Brilliance, and Bloom,
represent the joy of nature, and of creativity.
What's Going on Currently With
This past year there has been a lot of discussion about the
I've written on prior to this, but last night was the largest solar
flare (CME) of the last 11 year cycle. Though I was used to seeing
Aurora Borealis in the 60's in Wisconsin, there was never any
thought about being afraid of them like there is now. Of course, we
didn't have the technology back then that was flying in space which
the CMEs interfere with. There were no satellites back then, or at
least just 1 or 2, no cells phones, and nobody worried too much
about radio signals. Things have definitely changed in the last 40
years. So, it's no wonder I dreamed about the
there was more to my dream than the physical
sun ... much
Aside from the 11-year and 22-year cycles, there is also the
45-year Double-Hale solar magnetic cycle reflected in storminess and
high tide. The all-planet synod, when all the planets are on one
side of the Sun,
which can influence solar activity, creates a 178- to 179-year solar
cycle that is reflected in Greenland ice cores, and Hudson Bay
Solar cycles are correlated with sea level, atmospheric pressure,
and surface air temperatures in summer, and especially over the
oceans in winter. Ozone varies with the long-term solar cycle, as
does upper atmospheric airborne particles (stratospheric aerosols),
and shifts in climate. The extent of Newfoundland's ice cover for
the period between 1860 and 1988 has been correlated with solar
activity. An influx of air from the uppermost (stratospheric) layer
of the atmosphere into the layer below (troposphere) has been
observed three to four days after solar flares.
Increased geomagnetic activity takes place around solar
maximum. The size of storms, referred to as the Vorticity Area Index
(VAI), increases during solar maximum, when the SBC sweeps by. The
vertical electric field near the South Pole of the geomagnetic field
(GMF) is at a minimum a few days after the SBC, but local winter
shows a large effect (amplitude) with a maximum, for example, at
Zugspitze in the Alps.
Doe Venus, Earth and Mars represent three phases in the 'life'
of a planet?
The Earth may look like Venus in a few billion years, and then like
Mars once the Sun
becomes a Red Giant Star and boils off the Earth's atmosphere
The Unity of the
Why Are We
Afraid of the Sun?
What Is This? Something Happening on the
Two Suns and The Connection To 11:11
FROM KENT STEADMAN -
THESE EVENTS ALL OCCURRED DURING SUN CYCLE 23
ISSUED AT 0718 UT on 29
At 0645 UTC this morning [7/19/00], an M6.4 flare was
observed. This was a long duration flare event that ended at 0750 UTC.
Radio sweep activity, indicative of a coronal mass ejection, was also
detected. This follows yesterday's three long duration M-Class events, of
which none were above M5 [major flare threshold] but all may have produced
OF FIERCE SOLAR STORMS: Solar wind blows some of Earth's atmosphere
||The X1 very long duration
event mentioned above occurred in region 9077 and covered a huge
area. The resulting CME appears to be a full halo one and could
cause a (very) significant disturbance of the geomagnetic field on
July 14, 2000.
|Subj: Major magnetic storm watches
11:19:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Due to the very
powerful X6 proton flare this morning - and the accompanying massive
CMEs that were observed, the SEC has issued magnetic storm watches for
magnetic-A indices of >50 for July 15, 16, and 17.
These are the
highest level of magnetic storm watches issued by the SEC. This is
probably due to the high strength of the flare/CME event, in
combination with the geoeffective position on the solar disk that
the active region is in.
The strong proton
event that began with the flare this morning continues.
July 15 10:31 AM ET
Scientists Say Solar Flare Could
Subj: Scientists Say Solar Flare Could Disrupt Power
Date: 7/15/00 9:30:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (New Millennium)
To: email@example.com (Newmill)
July 15 10:31 AM ET
Scientists Say Solar Flare Could Disrupt Power
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A huge solar flare produced by a large sunspot
group is expected to produce a geomagnetic storm that could disrupt
electric power grids and satellite operations, U.S. government
The flare spewed out billions of tons of plasma and charged particles
Friday that are expected to reach the Earth's magnetic field when it
Saturday afternoon on the U.S. East Coast, the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.
NOAA's Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colo., which detected the
flare, predicted that a geomagnetic storm could last until Monday. The
charged particles are making the 93 million mile trip toward Earth at
million mph, it said.
"The storm is expected to reach strong to severe levels ... which can
adversely affect satellite operations and power grids," the center
warned in a statement Friday.
NOAA predicted similar disruptions last month after a solar flare
erupted on June 7. But the emissions from that flare were harmlessly
deflected by the Earth's magnetic shield, leaving electricity,
and communications companies with only minor problems.
The latest solar flare already has caused some effects on Earth,
including radio blackouts on the sunlit side of the planet, the center
The solar activity also should give mid-latitude areas, including the
U.S. cities of Washington, New York, Denver and Seattle a good chance
seeing the Aurora Borealis on Saturday night through Sunday morning,
NASA's ACE satellite, in orbit about 1 million miles from Earth, will
detect any approaching geomagnetic storms and provide NOAA with a
warning about an hour before they reach Earth's magnetic field, it
The recent flares erupted during largest solar radiation storm since
October 1989, the center said.
In March of 1989, a solar storm knocked out the electrical system in
of Quebec and destroyed a large power transformer in New Jersey.
THE MADONNA FLARE - 9-14-2000
ARE WE GETTING
IMPROBABLE PROPHECY: starting now and
increasing for several days El Sol shows His full power. Silly war will
probably stop dead. The hi-tech buckaroo-baboons will wiz their pants as
all their cool gizmos, the sats, the grids, the warpbirds cease to fly;
the low-tech bandito-baboons will be running in circles in awe of
fiery-gods and red-caped Djinn. We see now Big Daddy at play, the
casting down of the shield of RA, a mighty rent
in the Force!
Keep an eye on the Cosmos, diversion might be in
Region 9632 was the source of the
X2.6 long duration
event which peaked at 10:38 UTC. A significant geoeffective CME may
have been produced by the event.
AWESOME PROTON EVENT
KENT - EDITOR: 9-23-01 -hey, the sun might save us all
and wipe out all the sats and power grids. Be real hard to do WWIII, eh,
human twerps! Watch the Cosmos, earth stuff wimpy!
PLANETARY LINE UP - 2000
10-23-01 - Another comet hits the sun
AND WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE???
||First and most mighty, sits the Veiled Presence, Lord of
Lords, the infinite Nine, over the other from each Cosmic cycle,
weighing and watching the progress of men.
|FROM KENT STEADMAN
Proton Blast of Mysterious Origin, a superwave?
VOICE FROM WITHIN THE
Milk Hill Crop Circle [8/14/01]
Does the geometry whisper, "spin me, Alice?"
correct the geometry towards symmetry,
print it and spin it counter-clockwise. Bet a buck-fifty the design
will bust way beyond the plane, at least into 3D, maybe 4D!
THE MOST POWERFUL SOLAR STORM YET
Date: 11/5/01 5:41:21 AM Pacific Standard Time
By request, here is a
link to the ELFRAD graph
of the solar event recorded on the 4th of Nov. First peak indicates the
time of first detection, large negative peak shows time of Proton and
THE SOLAR SYSTEM TURNS TO FUZZ
12/2/02 SOL BLOWS AGAIN: MORE GEOMETRY
12/2/02 SOL BLOWS AGAIN: MORE GEOMETRY
Thar she blows,
Click on the red
dots below for more information
SACRED GEOMETRY IN THE QUANTUM REALM
Almost all sacred
traditions, including those of the Vedas, insisted that there was a
hidden order that unified all aspects of the Universe, and that with
sufficient study and visualization of the underlying geometric forms
of this order, the mind of the Initiate could be connected with the
Oneness of the Universe, enabling great feats of consciousness and
mind-over-matter capability to occur.
ADAM SLEEPS: THE SOLAR CUBEX
MILK HILL CROP CIRCLE
Cosmos expands and collapses simultaneously]
See more geometry
Comet Animation from http://spaceweather.com/
X5 off the SOHO cameras now. We have to
wait until the astros in the
Southern Hemisphere can get their scopes
on X5, still unanswered questions, especially concerning the nucleus--is
V1 is the next big Mama
Too bad the big
Observatory burned down.
Notice the order of the headlines here:
Australian Fires & C/2002 V1 (NEAT)
X5 QUESTIONS AND OBSERVED ANOMALIES
||DOUBLE NUCLEUS? [see
report 12/24, will the nucleus calve?]
X5, why isn't the tail pointing away
from the sun?
coined and discovered by Elizabeth Edwards
||Date: 1/28/03 9:18:35 AM Pacific Standard Time
I have been looking at the
Radioheliograph that you reference on
cyberspaceorbit.com, and I wanted to be sure that you did not miss
frames 5 and 6, which clearly show a series of waves originating
from, [you guessed it!], our beloved sol station!
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) -
Astronauts videotaping thunderstorms from the space shuttle Columbia
captured what scientists said on Thursday was a never-before-seen red
glowing arc of light paralleling the curve of the Earth.
AMBILAC UPDATE: THE PRELUDE
McCanney Latest & More
PICKET FENCE FLARES
Region 10656 maintains an ominous
size and spawned a major class X1.0 solar x-ray flare at 18:12 UTC on 13
August. 2004. The event was fairly brief and was not associated with
substantial radio emissions. In addition, current LASCO imagery does not
reveal any significant Earthward-directed coronal mass ejection activity.
Another fairly short-duration major class M7.4 flare is in-progress at the
time of this writing from Region 10656. Although it, too, does not appear
to be associated with any significant radio emissions. It is too early to
determine if any coronal mass ejection activity will accompany this event.
The potential for additional major flare activity remains high.
ALERT! MULTIPLE X & M-CLASS SOLAR FLARES
SWATH OF THE SUN
8/13/04 10:51:10 PM Pacific Daylight
Hello Kent Steadman, Gee mate,
what a tale you posted. We are certainly all living in exiting times,
exciting is it not?
NO MAGNETIC STORMS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
SUNSPOT FLARE REGION. HOW ODD! [same as last
The Kinetic Theory of Gravitation
postulates that the ether is endowed with vast intrinsic energy in the
form of waves propagated continually in every conceivable direction, so
that the wave energy is isotropic
9/13/2004 8:27:15 AM Pacific Standard
The later half of September 14 will
see a one-two punch from the sun; starting with a direct impact from the
M4 full halo CME late 9/11 followed by a high stream solar wind from a
coronal hole. This solar churning of earth's atmosphere will recharge Ivan
while it's still in the Gulf of Mexico before it hits the Gulf coast
somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida panhandle. If it heads up the
mouth of the Mississippi the damage will be the most extensive ever to hit
ORBIT STARGATE SOL
[earth events begin at the Source]
RIOR AT 6:06
TWO DAYS PRIOR
9/3/04 9:58:41 PM Pacific Daylight
Time Something capable of emitting radiation has entered the upper
right corner of the eit_284 images beginning with the 0903_1306 image
yesterday and continues through the current attached image. The
radiation pattern changes with each image suggesting there is
something immediately outside the range of the camera's field of view.
see: 11/6/1997 13:06
flare Region dawning east
MORE WEIRD SOLAR
for Dr. Tom
Date: 5/5/03 8:32:26 AM Pacific Daylight
The attached LASCO_C3 MPEG
includes two backside CMEs with no concurrent
flare activity on the X-ray plot. This is
often an indication of debris interacting with the sun's magnetic fields.
It appears to correspond with the Diff movie now on your page.
Was Comet NEAT V1 like the Announcer,
an Elias? And did the comet/sun open the Stargate-Nibiru?
||Does Earth now enter the influence of the
Note: added Joni to the
We are Stardust!
Did the iron in your blood and calcium in your bones come from a long-ago
supernova? Astronomer and writer Carl Sagan thought so. "We are star
stuff", Sagan once said.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, NOT PLANET X [Space-time?]
An Exopolitical Perspective On The Preemptive War Against Iraq
IMPORTANT FORUM THREAD: NASA ACKNOWLEDGES PLANET X? Is it time for a
serious discussion of the evidence of Planet X?
5-30-03 - SOLAR STORM
TORPEDOES FROM EARTH
NOTE: can't guarantee that all red ball
links will work, but give it a shot!
NOTE: No guarantee that all red dot links work on this piece.
FROM KENT STEADMAN
5/30/05 MAGNETIC STORM
||[LEFT] Hi Kent, BACK! Here's
something to get started with.
Watch the sun!
AURORA WEEKEND: Auroras in
Arizona? Believe it. On Saturday night, May 14th-15th, Northern
Lights rippled across the United States during an intense geomagnetic
storm. The display was triggered by a solar coronal mass ejection
(CME) hitting Earth's magnetic field.
So much for the quiet sun.
May 15, 2005 — Forecasters at the
NOAA Space Environment Center in
Boulder, Colo., observed a geomagnetic storm on Sunday, May 15, which
they classified as an extreme event, measuring G-5—the highest
Sally on a binge within the solar plasma,
<<NOTICE SPOT-ANOMALY CENTER OF
DARK MATTER AND Q-BALLS Each one is
like "a new universe in a nutshell" [A. Kusenko] says. Inside a Q-ball,
the familiar forces that hold our world together don't exist. This has
some startling consequences. It means that every Q-ball is on a mission to
violate law and order in the universe by assimilating normal matter and
compelling it to live by Q-ball rules.
What Do We Really Know About The Universe?
Shelf Collapse Reveals New Undersea World
GO HERE DEEP IMPACT INVESTIGATION ONGOING Deep
Impact ... Deafening Silence Forum
Deep Impact may never glimpse comet crater
Sees Rocky Material on Tempel 1
Telescope Project Project
X-RAY IMAGER for 18:29 Flare
TENTATIVE [depending on what the sunspot
does in a few days]
Magnetic Storm Approaches the Earth
Region 10930 has lost much of its
complexity after the X6.5 flare on December 6. That flare appears to have
destroyed the magnetic delta structure that was a key factor for the
production of the huge flares. M flares are still possible and there is a
small chance of an additional X class flare.
Blast of Mysterious Origin A
New Kind of Solar Storm Y-Z
THE GREAT 1947 SUNSPOT, ROSWELL AND CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS
Future Dimming for Puerto Rico's Giant
Telescope As Budget Cuts Loom But guess
what? They're planning to use [upgrade] the dish for the
ionospheric heater that was damaged in a
hurricane in 1998.
Finally, a good reason to wake up early! Jupiter, Mercury and Mars are
converging to form a tight triangle in the morning sky. Look for them,
low in the east, beaming through the rosy glow of dawn on Dec. 8th,
9th, 10th and 11th.
Magnetic whirlpools found above the Earth
NASA telescope sees black hole gulping
|COMET MCNAUGHT - 2006 - 2007
ORBIT WATCH Comet C/2006
1/10/2007 4:04:13 P.M. Pacific Standard
Here's a pic i just took
of the comet from the west side of Manhattan, NYC on the hudson river.
it's naked eye viewable, even with all of New York City's lights!
Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught)
The most recent real-time images from
each of the telescopes,
P1 or PX?
Comet McNaught C/2006P1 January 9, 2007, Sighting in Manassas, VA
Hi Kent, this is absolutely amazing!!! I just saw it in broad
daylight at 10:30 am EST.
It must be exceedingly bright, and it is huge.
The nucleus appears to be about the size of the Sun disk.
To see it, use a roof line to block out the Sun.
It is about a hand span above the Sun (in the am), and a little to the left.
Granted the comet will not be seen
outside of twilight, but some of the estimates of what the comet's maximum
brightness will be on January 12 and 13 indicate it might be a fairly easy
object to see in evening twilight. Right now, it seems the maximum
magnitude might reach -1.5 to -8.7. If the latter is true, the comet would
be visible in broad daylight! --G
A R Y W. K R O N K
PASSOVER Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught)
HERE COMES THE BIG
SOHO TEAM NOTE:
||"Please note that while we do have "real
time" data from SOHO/LASCO, we do not have continuous, uninterrupted
24hr contact with the spacecraft. This means that there will be
periods where the images are not updating. These periods typically
last only a couple of hours, but sometimes our ageing data processing
machines do crash and a technician has to manually restart the
process. At weekends this can take time, so please be patient with us!
You can always check the spacecraft contact schedule to see when the
planned data gaps will occur." http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/operations/schedule/schedule.html
On 01/13/06 the SOHO Spacecraft is 11
years 11 months and 11 days old
[In reality they are taking pictures every 12
|1/14/2007 4:12:31 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Hey Kent, where did that other comet come from. I
am pulling up starry nite and
shows an unnamed comet at RA(J/2000)
RA 2 hrs 28.47m and DEC 9 degrees 16.117' at 2.37 magnitude. about
0.881 au. We cant see it due to the snow storm. Any one seen it yet?
Someone needs to take a look at the path on this
comet, according to starry nite it is really close to us. I just
updated the files and now shows another untitled comet.
Here is the screen shot. The white
dot on the tan line is earth. this comet comes really close. Maybe I
am reading it wrong. Can someone else make any sense..
[been seeing something there close to McNaught to the south next to
Dwarf planet 'becoming a comet'
An unusual dwarf planet discovered in the outer Solar System could
be en route to becoming the brightest comet ever known.
the strangest known object in the Kuiper belt
Hmmm....wondering now about the
||1/12/2007 11:39:15 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
A large comet....and
now a very strong Earth quake.....8.3......every
seismic station around the world has reached saturation levels.
Pacific quake prompts wide tsunami watch
Warning Center MAP
Comoros volcano erupts Cold
takes toll on growers, traffic [Coincidence?]
1/15/2007 7:52:42 A.M. Pacific Standard
Not that it might have a thing in the
world to do with the comet - but I caught a glimpse of the Live seismic
Feed on the 13th......almost every monitor looked like these. It had
calmed back down when I looked yesterday.
||1/15/2007 11:26:51 A.M. Pacific Standard Time
My husband, a native elder, sensed
the comet last evening and went to the window. He called me to see it
and I almost panicked! It was between two mountains and looked so
large that I thought it was Niburu and we had only days left to
prepare for 'whatever'. This morning, with clear skies, the whole
family saw it for some time. It was amazing (looked huge still) and
not so ominous as last night. I must say, though, it does portend many
changes in this paradigm, we feel. As natives we rarely give in to
fear but as a mother, I panic at the thought of some of my children
being in large cities at this time.
1/15/2007 8:50:00 A.M. Pacific Standard
Good morning - If your sleuths cannot do
this I don't know who can. Last night on Coast toCoast a caller gave the
name of a website. Clinton and the elder Bush apparently have a warning
website for 2007, it's an org. They are basically urging people to
PREPARE. I also have emergency tests for L.A. area used to be once a week
now is 8 times a day. Please get your sleuths to find out what the name of
the website is (couldn't remember this morning) and what is going on.
||1/10/2007 4:04:13 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Here's a pic i just took
of the comet from the west side of Manhattan, NYC on the hudson river.
it's naked eye viewable, even with all of New York City's lights!
Comet over Oslo
1/11/2007 5:09:34 P.M. Pacific Standard
Hey Kent, Just called the Coonabarabran
Observatory in Australia and they turned me on to this
website by Robert McNaught talking about the comet.
||ALERT: Please save the C3 images during the
comet passage on SOHO. Your own personal archive is a good idea
because of this historical event. Some
beginning to think that a comet this
large might even be called a rogue planet!
These are the raw Navy images:
C3, Processed images
LASCO Germany, FTP
gif movie, Notes
Let's hope that NASA doesn't
pull the plug.
Stunning Comet's Size Shocks Scientists
By SPACE.com Staff
12 April 2010
McNaught, the so-called Great Comet of 2007, has
been identified as the biggest comet measured to date,
according to scientists, whose calculations were based on the
comet's overall influence in space.
Instead of using the length of the
comet's tail to measure the scale of the comet, astronomers
used data from the ESA/NASA
Ulysses spacecraft to determine the size of the region of
space disturbed by the comet's presence – a cosmic wake across
the solar system.
Through analysis of magnetometer data,
scientists found evidence of a decayed shockwave surrounding
the comet, which was created when ionized gas emitted from the
comet's nucleus joined the fast-flowing particles of the solar
wind. That, in turn, caused the solar wind around the comet to
abruptly slow down.
Comet C/2006 P1
McNaught was discovered by
astronomer Robert H. McNaught
in August 2006. In January and February 2007, Comet
McNaught became the brightest
comet visible from Earth for the past 40 years.
of Comet McNaught.]
Serendipitously, the robotic Ulysses
spacecraft made an unexpected crossing of
Comet McNaught's tail
in 2007, which allowed astronomers to collect valuable and
McNaught's tail of ionized gas
downstream of the comet's nucleus, at a distance of more than
1.5 times the distance between the Earth and the sun. That's
about 139 million miles (224 million km). The average distance
between the Earth and sun, called 1 astronomical unit, is
about 93 million miles (150 million km).
This was far longer than the spectacular
dust tail that was visible from Earth in 2007.
Ulysses' 2007 encounter with
McNaught was one of three
unplanned encounters that Ulysses made with comet tails during
its 19-year mission, which ended in 2009. The other encounters
Comet Hyakutake in
1996. Hyakutake is the
current record-holder for the comet with the longest measured
Measuring a comet
But the data
collected from Ulysses' encounter with
McNaught allowed scientists to gauge the size of
"It was very difficult to observe
plasma tail remotely in comparison with the bright dust
tail, so we can't really estimate how long it might be," said
Dr. Geraint Jones of University College London's
Mullard Space Science
Laboratory, who will present the findings at the Royal
Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow,
Scotland, on April 13.
"What we can say is that Ulysses took
just 2.5 days to traverse the shocked solar wind surrounding
Comet Hyakutake, compared
to an incredible 18 days in shocked wind surrounding Comet
McNaught," Jones said. "This
shows that the comet was not only spectacular from the ground,
it was a truly immense obstacle to the solar wind."
Scientists also compared the crossing
times for other comet encounters, which further revealed the
huge scale of Comet McNaught.
The Giotto spacecraft's encounter with Comet
Grigg-Skjellerup in 1992, for
example, took less than an hour from one shock crossing to
another. Similarly, it took only a few hours to cross the
shocked region of the famed Halley's Comet.
In 2007, the nucleus of Comet
McNaught was estimated to be
less than 15 miles (25 km), but Jones used a different measure
to calculate the comet's scale.
"The scale of an active comet depends
on the level of outgassing
rather than the size of the nucleus," Jones explained. "Comet
nuclei aren't necessarily active over their entire surfaces;
what we can say is that McNaught's
level of gas production was clearly much higher than that of
|Stuff is happening right now and I am on duty. I
need help here. This is a 24 hour round the clock effort and upon SOHO
passage on the 12th I will need to capture frame by frame in case the
feed is disrupted which often happens for whatever reason.--Kent
Kent Steadman; 425 S. 156th
Street; #119A; Seattle, WA 98148
||Chronicling the comet:
LOT OF COMETPICKIN WORK!
Keep encouraging the Old Coot!
Unfortunately, our beloved Kent,
passed away in 2008.
He's flying up there in the stars now!!!
Kent Moedl Steadman (1942 - 2008) was
born January 17, 1942, during a snow storm at his great-Aunt Mary’s in
Sandy, UT. In much the same way as he entered, Kent left this world at the
age of 66, when his heart gave out while playing in the snow with his
grandson at his home in
Kent received his Master's of Arts from Brigham
Young University in Utah. He was a highly respected art teacher at Fresno
City College for 23 years. After retirement, Kent continued to serve as a
mentor and teach others about the art of love, intelligence, creativity,
and compassion. Born with a disability that he overcame through art and
music, Kent understood the joy of being different. A troubadour and
vagabond, many will remember his music, which he believed to be the true
expression of the soul. Kent was a pioneer on the internet with his site,
http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/, where he shared his philosophy with many
people. His playful sense of humor always charmed and uplifted his friends
and loved ones.
|All that preceded this was during sun cycle 23, and
we are not entering sun cycle 24. Right now, the sun seems
almost dead in comparison, but it really isn't.
Here is 2008 and 2009 spaceweather - which I'm doing
in honor of Kent Steadman - its not as good as he does it. But the
sun doesn't stop shining and neither did Kent.
AND WE MOVE INTO THE FUTURE
Image Russell Stannard Copyright 2009
Appeared on April 23, 2009
Solar Storm 2012?
This latest striking design, situated on
Rutlands Farm just outside the Stone Circle of Avebury village
has an uncanny connection to some rather alarming news which has
come to light about our own Sun. According to calculations a
huge Solar Storm could hit the planet earth in only three years
time. That's right 2012! Perhaps this is the message given in
this new formation. Solar Storms are swarms of electrically
charged subatomic particles from the Sun, which buffet the Earth
causing problems for orbiting satellites, which have delicate
electronics. On the ground we witness them as the Northern and
Southern Lights. However a few times throughout history the Sun
ejects enormous swarms, which can cause serious damage to our
electrical power structure causing catastrophic harm to our
modern-day global structures. Perhaps we need to not only keep
an eye on the ground, but also to the heavens.
This has the same number of spikes on it.
|THE SON (SUN)
Huge Solar Storm Could
Shut Down US
(April 21) - A massive solar storm could be catastrophic for
the United States and other countries, scientists warn.
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Such a storm could knock out power nationwide,
ABCNews.com reported, leading to a nightmarish
scenario that could include failures of transportation,
communication and financial systems; shutdowns of government
services; and a lack of safe drinking water, food and
Solar storms form when intense bursts of plasma erupt from
the surface of the sun, creating what's called a coronal
mass ejection (CME). These eruptions can produce
electromagnetic interference that wreaks havoc with
electricity-dependent technology on Earth.
Although the probability of a worst-case scenario solar
storm event is low, researchers say that our increasing
reliance on technology makes it crucial to be prepared for
such a calamity.
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"The consequences could be extreme," Roberta Balstad, a
research scientist with Columbia University's Center for
Research on Environmental Decisions, told ABCNews.com.
In 1859, a powerful solar storm fried telegraph systems
around the world. Another one caused a blackout in Quebec,
Canada, 20 years ago.
Michael Kaiser, project scientist for NASA's Solar
TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) mission, told
ABCNews.com that even if a big solar storm were to hit the
nation, power grid operators could minimize the damage if
they had enough of a warning.
Kaiser said he and his colleagues are working to refine
their ability to better predict solar storms before they
happen. "We're getting smarter now," he added.
Amazing Space Images
|NUMBER 943 (Given in the dream that preceded this page)
Factors: 943 = 23 x 41
The Dewey Decimal system starting at 940 is Knights, Castles,
World War I & II, European Countries
The Dewey Decimal system starting at 930 is Ancient Civilizations
Strong's Bible Concordance:
946 - (The time given in
937 - The number seen in the second dream, looking
Outline of Biblical Usage
a) springing from evil
b) springing from prosperity
c) springing from judgment
Gloria appeared at
door # 945 in the first dream
the same as
H944 (in the sense of rain)
Outline of Biblical Usage
Bul = "increase: produce"
1) the eighth Hebrew month,
corresponding to modern Oct-Nov
Is October or November the month of the
coming event when we find the Son (Sun) once more?
This page will be updated with news and events as appropriate in the
COMET DATABASE ON THIS SITE
SUN DATABASE ON THIS SITE
SON/SUN DATABASE ON THIS SITE
NIBIRU AND PLANET X INFO
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