December 31, 2020
Now twenty years in to a new millennium, we wonder if things will be better or worse. We have shifted from one zodiacal house to another, from Pisces to Aquarius. As in all things, we need to understand that which has taken place before to properly understand the now, or tomorrow. We have some understanding of time through our experience of celestial time, but that is limited. Augustine of Hippo
the bishop of Roman Carthage, (354 – 430 A.D.), who was perhaps the greatest thinker of that nascent early almost unformed Christian church who fused the New Testament with Platonistic Greek philosophy was asked, “What is time?” He replied, “If no one asks me, I know what it is; but if I wish to explain what it is to him who asks, I do not know”. Time seems crucial to us on earth; it separates the span between our birth and death.
We measure that span of time in years; the year being determined by the amount of time, it takes Gaia to orbit our sun. Though we cannot define time, we have found ways to measure it. Being able to measure time enables us to ask questions about it, one such question is, if we lived on another planet, would we be measuring time in a wholly different way? What if this planet had a vast elliptical orbit that took thousands of years to complete? Would we live longer? Would our life cycles be inextricably linked to that planet’s orbital period? To another planet’s life form, would we be considered immortal?
The Egyptian Pharaohs believed that they would be immortal once they joined the “gods” on that planet that gave its inhabitants life spans of millions of years because of its enormous orbital period. In Genesis, 15:5 Yahweh told Abraham as he formed the convenient with him, “to look skyward and count the stars”. Since then man has gazed upon the stars and wondered if somewhere among them, if there were others like us out there. In 1992 pulsar PSR 1257 + 12 was discovered, this collapsed star is about 1,300 light years away and had exploded about one billion years ago. It was found to have three planets orbiting it, two were orbiting at about the same distance as Mercury does our sun, the third was found to orbit in the goldilocks zone. John Noble Wilford wrote in the New York times January 9, 1992, “scientists said it was most unlikely that planets orbiting pulsars could be hospitable to life; but the findings encouraged astronomers, who this fall will begin a systematic survey of the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life”.
Six thousand years ago, in the Sumerian epic called the Enuma Elish; (interestingly the word Enuma means when) they already knew what astronomers discovered in the 1990s. Those other solar systems had planets orbiting other stars, and that those stars could and did explode and the associated planets could be thrown from their orbits and that any life that existed on those planets, could be transferred to other planetary bodies by a process called panspermia.
Egypt, the successive major culture, of the ancient near east after Shinar; left us a text called the Pyramid Text. In paragraph 1466, it gives a description of the beginning of time, “When heaven had not come in to existence, when men had not come in to existence, when gods had not yet been born, when death had not yet come in to existence. This of course echoes the first few verses of the bible’s book of Genesis. Scholars, excepting those from the Catholic Church, accept that the Enuma Elish is the document that Genesis was written from. The bible however, only picks the story up from the separation from the waters, for us earthlings, time begins with the formation of our solar system. The creation epic, the Enuma Elish gives us a detailed history as to how Nibiru enters our solar system, how it crashes in to Tiamat, turns Neptune on its side, rearranges Pluto’s orbit, crashes in to the very wounded Tiamat a second time, then nudges her to our present orbit, the third rock from the sun. Then Nibiru finds itself bound to our sun’s gravity, and is locked in to an enormous elliptical orbit that encompasses our entire solar system , then finds itself at perihelion (the closest point to the sun), at the same place where it hit Tiamat, between Mars and Jupiter. In addition, it then becomes the twelfth member of our little solar system.
The number 12 has been instrumental to us since then; it divides our 24-hour clock, year in to months, the houses of the zodiac. Earth sort of owns the number 12, whereas the Sumerians had a mathematical system call sexgesimal, based on the number 60, instead of our metric system based on 100. An advantage of the sexgesimal system is its divisibility in to 12, the system progresses by alternately multiplying 6 x 10 = 60 x 6 = 360, the degrees in a circle, used in geometry and astronomy. Then when we take 360 x 10 = 3,600, the great sar (year), the length of time it takes Nibiru to complete one orbit. Texts known as the Sumerian King Lists describe the first ten Annunaki kings before the great flood as having ruled 120 Sars or 3,600 years per Sar, meaning Nibiru orbited the sun 120 times, meaning that 432,000 years had passed. This number 432,000 had significance beyond Sumer, in Hamlet’s Mill, by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend they search for a point where science and myth come together. They cite the example of the Teutonic/Norse tale of Valhalla; they continue that it is also the number of syllables in the Rigveda. There are 10,800 stanzas in the Rigveda with 40 syllables to a stanza 10,800 x 40 = 432,000
Hindu tradition envisions ten eons paralleling the ten Sumerian rulers of the pre-flood era, however, they do expand the overall time span to 4,320,000 years. 432,000 applied to Hindu tradition is the kalpa, the day of Lord Brahma, it comprises twelve million devas, (divine Years). A divine year is 360 earth years, so a day of the Lord Brahma is 4,320,000,000 earth years. This number of course is very close to our estimated age of the solar system, 4.7 billion years.