… perhaps humankind is involved in something greater than just the homeostasis of the planet in a “tightly coupled system of biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere.” Perhaps there are tightly coupled systems that include relationships between the Sun, the Earth-coupled biospheres and its neighbors and cosmic visitors? Perhaps the socio-political development of humankind is more intimately involved in cosmo-planetary events than has been previously supposed? Perhaps what happens ‘out there’ is a reflection of what is happening on Earth? Perhaps the ancients actually learned something in those interactions with comets when they formulated Judicial Astrology?
Comets and the Horns of Moses, Laura Knight-Jadczyk, P367-368
This series of posts is likely to jump about somewhat as I attempt to compress a great deal of research and thinking into a pared back, semi-digestible but hopefully still cohesive set of interconnected propositions. If I were to try to convey the whole gamut of data in detail it would take several volumes and an ocean of time, which I simply don’t have (nor the skill or inclination). More importantly there’s bound to be holes in my thinking – including some giant ones – as well as things I’ve got just plain wrong, so getting your feedback and input will be invaluable if I’m not to stray too far off the beaten path.
In essence, this is a try-out of a multi-layered, yet overarching theory of a type. For a decade or more I’ve been cogitating upon the original urge behind the creation of - as well as the inherent if veiled meanings buried within - the zodiac (and it has next to nothing to do with the form of personal astrology that we know of today, I’ll say that much up front!) and indeed of all the many associated asterisms still with us and dating back from late antiquity. I therefore admit to something of a lonely passion and one that has simply refused to leave me in peace. These initial few posts will not in essence touch on my ideas concerning the zodiac however - but if what I have to propose first stands up to scrutiny, I hope to get there anon. Most importantly, this convoluted road will lead me to propose the central importance of a radical new theory of precession which I have integrated – and which has nothing to do with a ‘wobble’ of the earth – one I think that may have immense implications if it proves to be at least in the ballpark of possibility, providing clues that relate to Laura’s proposition that we do indeed exist within a ‘tightly coupled system’.
After something of a hiatus, this latest phase in my exploration kick started upon digesting the implications of Laura’s masterpiece From Paul to Mark, followed by Pierre’s superb digest, Cometary Encounters, which both led me back via circuitous routes into another favourite chestnut – the origins and meaning behind the Roman ‘cult’ of Mithraism – and from there, once again back and back and back into the time out of time and the possible end of a last ‘Golden (or Silver?) Age’, which seems to have disintegrated into distant memory as a nightmare of fire and water. So it’s questions emerging from exploring 14-20,000 years or more of human interaction with the above and its relationship to the below that has me posting this starter for 10 today. Talk about ambitious (or maybe presumptuous)!
By way of prologue, I’m first going to explore a theory that has established a certain head of steam among the alternative history community, one that I think represents something of a hindrance to headway, namely the work of academic Martin Sweatman and his claims to have definitively deciphered the unique iconography at Göbekli Tepe in modern day Turkey, a site dating back to at least the 10th millennium BCE, the unearthing of which has shaken to its very foundations the presumptions of establishment history (whilst also becoming a source for wild online speculation) ever since it hit the headlines for real in the mid 2000’s.