In Defense of the Weltanschaaung of Claudius Ptolemy

Yeah — that greasy kid stuff. The geocentric universe with its stately progression of the planetary spheres racing from east to west across earthly heavens — the Apollian chariot and all that. The epicycles rationally ‘explaining’ retrograde motion — a view which reigned until Copernicus and Gallileo reformed our view of our place in the heavens — which did not revolve about us, but rather about Heraclitus’ central fire, the sun holds our system together & voila the Solar system came into world consciousness along with a terrestial spatial subservience rather than centrality (Aryabhatta, Indian astronomer/mathematician discovered heliocentricity a millenium prior that may have something to do with the ego — geo — loss essential to the transcendent)

Copernicus invented the solar system restructuring the universe  while Columbus discovered a new contintent, totally destroying and restructuring the western world’s idea of space and the world it existed in: the Ptolemaic view became a quaint artifact with its epicycles and other contrivances … that when the ordering cosmic principle/pal was Jupiter … from Marduk & his priest-king Hamurabi in Babylon to Julius Caesar in Rome, Pontifex Maximus of the College of Jupiter.  The Copernican cosmic reformation toppled the Pontifex Maximus of the Church of Rome — Wittenberg — Faustus, Copernicus, Martin Luther, Hamlet. Wittenberg incorporated 1503 at the exact meridian as Rome, Herakles to Rome’s Atlas. How high would the Roman steeple have to be have its shadow ring the bells at noon in Wittenberg at the winter solstice, which has a longer shadow than at the summer solstice.

That meridianal coincidence explains the Protestant Ethic to me.  The emphasis on one’s calling and good works — so 10th house, nicht wahr?

While Copernicus & Columbus successfully challenged the western idea of space, Gregory IV’s Papal Bull showed how severely time was out of joint — the Solar calendar established by Julius Caesar 46/45 bc was out of sync with the seasons, some 10 days (this is the source of John Reed’s 10 days that shook the world, except when Lenin changed the calendar in February 1918, it was 13 days discrepant) — the Bull recalibrated the year from 365.25 days to 365.2422, a concommitant of heliocentricity.

More or less suggesting that time is a derivative of space when thinking about the time/space continuum.

And think about it I have, early and often.

Time is geocentric.  It is a function of the Terrestial Axis of Rotation. The DemiUrgos — the World Spirit, Primum Mobile. The Rotation establishes the Day, the Barycentric revolution with the Moon, the Month, the Revolution about the Sun the Year and the Wobble the 26K Precession Cycle. The Wobble, mechanically arises because the TAR angle of obliquity — the regular centri fugal & centri petal and gravitational forces of the Sun and Moon affect the tidal pulse and also affect the molten terrestial core.  At certain points in the 26K wobble, when the TAR is in a particular relationship to the Galactic Plane (or Disc), Galactic forces exert pressure on the earth’s core affecting the tectonic plates, the magnetic shield, etc. Like now.

The various cycles & their respective frequencies of the TAR is the Platonic Paradigm … the Terrestial Vibe.  I further hypothesize that this Paradigmatic Form resonates with the carbon atom (just sayin) stimulating it into  life forms, time is built into our dna, there are clock genes, sensitive to earth’s rotation, plus other genetic mechanisms sensitive to cosmic triggers (like the sun’s declination and avian migration).  By implication, other spinning entities in the universe set up their own proper temporal systems.  My forays into the shallow end of latter day physics reveals that the rocket scientists have not begun to analyze time … they are into pragmatic definitions — latest is the outer shell of the cesium atom, its frequency the standard — I suggest that anything within our temporal system is likely to resonate with it … eg the TAR is the Organizing principle — that in another temporal system (say fourth moon of Jupiter) Cs atom just might resonate at a different frequency.  And it is also worth pondering, that the TAR is so intrinsic to our existence, could we terrestial enter, much less adapt, another temporal system?

Well back to Claudius Ptolemy.  The world view he defines is geocentric — as is time — the funny epicycles of the planets are probably the way retrogradation affects the TAR and the earth’s molten core & magnetic field, which are reflected in the Chandler Wobble — regular 3 and 7 year epicyclic like irregularities within the precessional cycle described by the terrestial axis of rotation.


Published in: on April 11, 2012 at 3:12 am  Leave a Comment  

At Long Last Gelatin

At a particularily interesting terrace in life’s progress

my thesis entire is in, i’ve applied to kepler college to teach online, sent them my materials, though i never checked to see exactly what procedures are

in any event, neither uc nor kepler have responded aye or nay and informed me of the next hoops i must negotiate

I’m starting to market (a totally unexplored dimension) the astroGizmo — written to Donna van Toen regarding her NF SOTA conference, threatening to rent a table in her trade room, asking for her rates

Her faculty looks pretty lackluster, although there’s a young hotshot who’s got a slot — I’d like to attend his lecture.

Attended the Kepler symposium … let’s call it after the xyz affair

Monsieur X, who couldn’t get online, did the cyber equivalent of phoning it in, and emailed his presentation — which seemed to be a feeble EuroChristian defense to the American Mayan brouhaha, reminding us of the Apocalypse in the bible and the Second Coming and all that — did not address astrological issues at all, other than referring to a few earlier astrologers, basically Alice Bailey, who had addressed the issue.

Neither Y nor Z were familiar with the Black Mat. Monsieur Y kept going off on the Younger Dryas — which, being from Niagara Falls, slowly I turned … I know him well, Horatio, I am well familiar with the Younger Dryas and its geological effect — the receding cataract, the continent’s clock, was set by Young, Dry & Ass. Just about 12.4 KYA, receding at the average rate of 3 feet per year. I know where it was when LaSalle first saw the cataract. Been there, done that. (I’m going to a seminar next Wednesday on the Great Lakes)

Also, Monsieur Y, the most compelling backbone of the 260 calender, which I believe began in Copan, or environs, at 15 N is the meridian passage of the sun in May which starts the corn cycle and then when the sun souths is again directly overhead shining its fierce countenance into the waters of the deepest cenote on August 11/12 which hits out of the park those that hold that the calendar began in October. (My BA’s in anthropology), the corn cycle and human gestation cycle circle with the year, probably the corn harvested as the sun shone its countenance was a sacred substance to conceive and feed a young human corngod to be born 260 days later when again the sun shone its countenance in the Cenote and the sacred corn sowed.

No, the point I’m making is that the Black Mat is a consequent of the last time that the Galactic Plane was conjuncted by precession to the solstice point — 12.9 years ago, when the 6* (“*” signifies sidereal, like in Babylon) 6*SG, was precessionally conjuncted by the Cancer Solstice meridian (which from some source, due to some sort of perturbation was the southern most solstice in that era).

My point is that the 26 K precession cycle is divided into 2 13 K halves — eg, there is solsticial contact TWICE in th 26,000 cycle, the Gate of Gods (Sag) end which was recently precessionally conjuncted.

The last time it happened, the continent had only been inhabited by say 2 thousand years and had developed a pan American culture — the Clovis which hunted the mammoths and other megafauna.

I’m saying the Younger Dryas is a consequent of teh Galactic Forces implicit when the Galactic Plane cuts through solstice points —

Thank you Monsieur Z, though I still can’t quite visualize it — I still think somehow the earth’s liquid core parallels more closely the galactic plane and, it is the earth’s spin that creates our magnetism — which is affected by this increased galactic forces during this era, which has a 12.9 K year cycle. (Think about the lunar nodes and the solstices, contact every 9.6 year — same mathematical principle)

Published in: on April 17, 2011 at 7:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Nietzsche’s Avesta

and Dostoyevski’s Russian Christ — shaped my spiritual consciousness not to mention my sundry anthro-astro armchair quests.

A ruling concept I’m attempting to polish is a cultural interface of world views (weltanschuaangs sp?) between the Marduk/Jupiter cultures and the Solar/Apollonian — the latter with the sun as the organizing principle is more resonant with “objective” reality of the solar system = the Jupiterian cultures organized time by the Moon (lunar, dianic, dionysian — which means Ruth Benedict’s Apollonian/Dionysian dichotomy is absolutely sound), the Apollonian cultures by solar — usually seasonal at the stolstices and equinoces, though the Mayans did it different, tracking the sun’s passage over the 15 degree of Latitude, the absolute fractal paradigm for their sacred 280 year, I must visit Copan — that would be a great place to spend the Winter Solstice in 2012 — I believe the Mayans were off by about a pluto cycle when they calculated the end of their 5th Great Age. Each of which is one fifth of a 26,000+ years of the Precession Cycle — western cosmologists (astronomers and astrologers) measure this by the point of the vernal equinox on the tropical zodiac (of the signs and seasons) against its corresponding point 0 Aries Sidereal which is the Zodiac of the Constellations. The Mayans use the point of intersection of their Sidereal Zodiac with the Galactic Circle, a longitudinal factor and absolute insofar as it is out there in “reality” at about 5 degrees of Sidereal Sagittarius and Sidereal Gemini — this point which is the black hole at the Galactic Center will conjunct the Solstice 0 Capricorn of the Tropical Solar Zodiac in 2227, not 2012. The Mayans didn’t have a functional wheel, much less an electronic ‘scope — people have been arguing about the start of the “Aquarian Age” way before “Hair” was a hot ticket. The Constellations are Culturally Contingent — different cultures group different stars together — connecting the dots to make culturally meaningful pictures and stories — the Sun’s Journey against the constellations have mythic correlates as in the 12 Labors of Herakles. Herakles thus a Solar principal (though, since Planet Jupiter’s cycle is a virtual 12 years, one year in each sign, that’s a tad arguable), despite his madness, an Apollonian as is Mithras, (modern Christmas is derived from the Roman interpretation of the Parthian Mithraic rites) The other way to divide the Sidereal Zodiacal circle is by the Lunar transits — and the cultures which do that — Islamic, Vedic — call these lunar constellations the 27 (or 28) Mansions of the Moon. While the moon travels through a Solar Constellation in 2.5 days, it spends roughly one 24 hour period per lunar mansion per month.

We perceive time through cycles. The diurnal cycle, the rotation of the earth about its axis, is perceived by most sensient beings, written into the basic dna of life through some arrangement of the biological tetragrammaton — GATC, the word of G-d that created life — and then light was perceived.

The word month is directly derived from Moon — earliest written documents, bones with marks representing the days between the first sighting of the new moon — eg, measure in earthly rotations of the moon’s barycentric orbit about the earth — another cycle doubtless written in dna of hypothetically more evolved sensate beings by the rhthyms established by tiamet the ocean ordered by the new & full of the moon.

Published in: on January 2, 2009 at 7:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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