Planetary Show

The skies have been an interesting place in recent evenings. Just after the Sun set in the west, Venus became visible some distance up in the sky and, a short time later, Mercury could be seen closer to the horizon.

Then Jupiter could be seen near to Venus. Venus grew closer and eventually passed Jupiter in the sky heading for its turn around as it heads back toward the Sun for a conjunction later this year. And during this period, the Moon passed all those pageant.

Before Mercury set in the west, Mars was seen as a shining pink spot further to the east. And further still was Saturn but it did not rise until after Mercury had set.

So, all Seven of the ancient lights in the sky that early observers wrote about could be seen in the course of a single hour.

Throughout most of recorded history, the lights we see now and their motions – so ponderous and predictable – have been a comfort as well as a bit of a mystery to Man. In today’s world, we know more about those lights than our ancestor’s did; answered many of the questions they must have posed before our time.

With all the majestic motion entailed from ancient times until now, it is hard to imagine those orbs doing anything but continue in their graceful paths.

Was it always so? Many ancients hinted at something strange and frightening being seen above us in the darkness. The very fact that they grew concerned about tracking the movements causes one to wonder if perhaps something catastrophic had occurred in those early times, as writers like Velikovsky have told.

Or was their record-keeping nothing more than idle curiosity over the movement of the planets? It seems a rather strange thing for early man to be struggling to survive and yet have time to record in detail those movements. And the practice was so worldwide – and under government sponsorship – that one wonders exactly what their reasons could have been.

No, governments do not usually put a lot of manpower into idle curiosities.

But, then, we may never know for certain why they did it.

And yet we can still feel the same wonder.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

2 Responses to “Planetary Show”

  1. John Says:

    The complete saga of the varying orbits of the ‘well known’ planets is detailed in my three books: Firmament, Chaos, and Peleh: Hidden knowledge. Also many more recent discoveries, such as the rapid slowing of Venus’ rotation, are explained in this context in my blog: The repeated approaches of Venus, Mars and Mercury to the Earth between 3700 and 700 BC reveal that the planets are nothing like what is current believed and taught. The first one-hundred generations of mankind knew more about the planets than any modern astronomer or astrophysicist.

  2. rsmarshal Says:

    Interesting stuff you’ve got there. And I love your blog as well.

    I do not know how people could think of your stuff as related to Sitchin and his theories (far more Daniken-like) but your work does remind me of Velikovsky and Wallace Thornhill.

    Thanks for sharing and keep writing your excellent revelations about astrophysics as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: