ANCIENT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
I had a wonderful weekend spent with my two daughters and grand-babies and family. We gathered in celebration for the youngest’s first birthday. I actually got to spend some quality time with both babies and daughters. But man am I sore! I forgot how heavy babies get after awhile!
Its hard to believe that already our planet has made another full rotation around the sun and the winter constellations (in the northern hemisphere….summer in the southern hemisphere) are making their ways back into the night skies. I love to look up at a starry, starry night. The more I do, the more familiar the skies become. I recognize constellations and even major stars.
I was just reading that 66 percent of US citizens look at their daily astrological columns and 98 percent know their own signs. Mine is Aries. Isn’t it ironic how people, whether ancient ones in the past or today’s youth desire to know what the future has in store for them? And they think the information can come from the stars! So where did this idea that the stars can affect and have influence on our lives, including the future, come from? It was certainly a part of the early Post-Flood generations, as is evident that they wanted to build a tower to the heavens, and is prevalent in many, many, cultures over the world. For example, fascinating associations can be made between Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian, and Chinese ancient sciences including astrology. The most incredible, at least to me, is these cultures as well as others had the awareness of precession. Precession is “the minute shifting of the constellations as the earth wobbles in its spin, approximately 1 degree per 72 years….[this is an] astonishing example of an ancient sophisticated knowledge of the universe.”1
|Ancient Egyptian zodiac|
Even the Graeco-Babylonian who are thought to have created the zodiac still in use today, could not have been the first ones to employ it. Why? Because though it has 12 signs, only 4 of them have any real significance at a time due to precession. Those 4 signs are the ones that signify the two solstices and two equinoxes. In our night skies today the 4 signs that issue in these quarter points in our year are; Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, and Sagittarius. However, around the 2nd millennia B.C.--which is the time of the Greeks and Babylonians--the signs would have been Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn. If these ancient scientists were not aware of or didn’t have the advanced knowledge/intelligence of precession, why would they have included all 12 signs in the zodiac? Why not just the 4 needed in their present day? “For all the signs to have significance, one must go back into the past to at least the year 4400 B.C. [pre-Flood]. The implication is that the Babylonians and Greeks must have gotten their zodiac as a legacy from some earlier source. Furthermore, this earlier source could have influenced other cultures around the world as well, explaining why the same constellations are so universal. Indeed, the striking similarity between the Western zodiac and that of the pre-Columbian Maya indicates the two cultures must have had the same source.”2
|Ancient Greek zodiac|
It all points back to a time when mankind spoke the same language and shared the same knowledge and ideas, taking this “parent” understanding with them as they traveled. This fits nicely with a Biblical, true history study of the facts. It is clear that man dispersed after the language split at the Tower of Babel and would have taken this advance knowledge with them. It is, however a problem with evolutionists who believe either man evolved in several different places at the same time, or that man split into many different language groups long before this type of sophistication was reached. Therefore a common source to explain world-wide astrological similarities would not be able to be
More on ancient man and astrology next week. Until then God bless and take care….and take a peak at our amazing night skies...
Smiles, Willow Dressel
This week in the night skies; for the northern hemisphere, check this out; “Comet ISON is within 2° of Spica this morning and Monday morning as seen from the Americas. Their closest approach, 1/3°, comes around 1h November 18th Universal Time, good timing for observers in the longitudes of eastern Europe and western Asia.”3
For the southern hemisphere; “Comet C/2012 S1 ISON is confirmed to be in outburst. The most recent magnitude estimates put it around magnitude 5.5, just above unaided eye visibility in dark sky sites. For most of Australia though the comet is so low to the horizon that you will still need at least binoculars to see it. Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy is still bright and is currently around magnitude 5.6. It is higher above the horizon than ISON, but will only really be an unaided eye object in the norther part of Australia under dark skies. It is a nice fuzzy ball in 10x50 binoculars just under the sickle of Leo. Comet C/2013 V3 Nevski should be magnitude 15, but has been reported as being magnitude 9, up from magnitude 10 of a few days ago. This makes it a telescope target, but it is reasonably high in the sky entering Leo. All three are morning objects. Lovejoy and Nevin are best seen an hour and a half before sunrise, ISON, for all those south of around Cairns, is best seen an hour before sunrise (at the lattitude of Cairns and higher you can still see it an hour and a half before sunrise.”4
1-3Landis, Don, The Genius Of Ancient Man, Evolution’s Nightmare, Master Books, Green Forest, AR, 2nd edition 2013, p 35, 47-49.