Lost Worlds

As if we did not already have enough to worry about with comets and meteors (and, apparently, newly born planets) racing at us bent on doom and destruction, we also have to worry about gods, aliens, and planet “X”s.

The creator gods of the Maya are not the ones we need worry about at the moment but the ancient gods of another land far removed from the Maya, in the fertile crescent. In an ancient land of gods and towers built to reach to heaven, in the present war torn region rich in the oil that the world hungers for, there once lived an ancient people who wrote their words on clay tablets in an alphabet constructed of small wedges (the writing was termed “cuneiform”) that were then baked to preserve the writing for all time. Or at least until today’s archaeologists could find them.

Over a century ago, the scholars had translated most of these ancient texts and had a pretty good bead on what these ancient fellows were about.

And then came Zecharia Sitchin.

The Planet Nibiru

According to the late Sitchin, he translated the story from the ancient cuneiform tablets of the Middle East, uncovering the story slowly from the myths of the ancients.

There is a planet on a highly elliptical orbit in our Solar System that takes 3,600 years to complete one orbit. The dwellers on this planet are called the Anunnaki and they actually figure in the history of the ancient world, according to Sitchin.

He has translated ancient texts that show the Anunnaki “creating” man through genetic experimentation. And they ruled over these creations as gods. And they were, in fact, the ancient gods from space that Erich von Däniken wrote about.

As fascinating a study as all this is, you might be wondering what it has to do with the Mayan Calendar End-Date.

Actually, many of Sitchin’s supporters proposed that the vehicle for change coming in December 21, 2012, was nothing less than the return of the dreaded planet Nibiru and the overlords of planet Earth!

What they fail to explain is why the Mayan Calendar that runs for 5,125 years should somehow measure the return of a planet which comes back every 3,600 years. Did the Maya merely get the math wrong? I don’t think so.

If a planet as large and menacing as Nibiru was coming toward the inner Solar System, we should be able to see it by now. Heck, we should have been able to see it as long ago as the year 1999! We can see asteroids and comets for years before they get here. How could we miss something as large as Nibiru was supposed to be?

Fortunately, Sitchin came out with a statement that Nibiru was not expected for centuries. But even his statement could not stop many of the “faithful” from holding firm to their belief that the dreaded Annunaki will be lording it over us again as 2013 dawns over us.

At least I am confident that we have dodged that bullet!

Companion Star?

Even mainstream scientists (those without the moniker “pseudo-scientist”) have theorized a companion star to our own Sun. However, as you might expect, they theorize this was millions and millions of years ago. Remember, nothing happens fast for these guys.

But there is another hypothesis out there that a current companion star travels with our Sun. Supposedly, our own Sun today is part of a binary set and this partner is actually a brown dwarf star. One that supposedly does not emit much in the way of light but it does radiate enough energy to give life to its own family of planets. We won’t be able to see this thing coming at us until it is practically in our backyard.

Andy Lloyd has written this theory in his book Dark Star. The interesting thing about his theory is that it nicely complements Sitchin’s Nibiru. People were concerned how a planet could go so far away from the Sun and maintain any sort of life without the warming rays of the Sun.

It is this companion dwarf star that Nibiru travels around as well as a few other planets. The very elliptical orbit of this star brings it closer to our Sun every 3,600 years. Imagine the mayhem when its planets, revolving quietly around it, have to pass through our own planetary space. The gravitational mayhem that would ensue would spell calamity for a lot of planets!(1)

But one would have expected to hear a lot more about the mayhem 3,000 years ago when they last passed through our space but I guess everyone slept through that encounter.

Fortunately, and expectedly, this is relegated to pseudo-science as well.

The Return of the Gods

There was a video clip I saw on YouTube of an interview Dr. Calleman had with a Mayan Elder. It can be accessed on Ian Lungold’s “Mayan Majix” website, I believe. In the conversation, the Elder was asked what the End-Date really meant.

He responded that these were not his words but the words of the ancients: “In the time of the 12 baktun and 13 Ahau is the return of the ancestors and the men of wisdom.”

And I cannot help but think about how this seems to echo the beliefs of the followers of Sitchin and the theory of Andy Lloyd. I certainly hope these ancient men of wisdom are not the same as the Nibiru.

And as frightening as the warning is, I can just thank goodness that all this stuff is pseudo-science and not the real thing!

Saturn

Then there is another “failed star” in our Solar System, it seems, but not one that is on a collision course with us. It is the planet Saturn.

Yes, the same planet that travels today placidly around the Sun, girdled by rings, taking about twenty-nine years to complete its orbit. Many people think this planet had once been the primary around which we orbited, or something. The physics of the entire scenario escapes me and one of the proponents of the theory, Dwardu Cardona, says it answers every question we have ever had about the ancient myths.

Unfortunately, I read the theory on Saturnian Cosmology and I can’t say it answered any questions but it certainly created a few more to ask.

Jno Clark has a massive volume on the subject online and it is filled with a storehouse of… well, let’s just say “pseudo-scientific” data, if you know what I mean. But in its workings reside practically every ancient myth known to Man. Just weaving all that data together into one cohesive whole is truly a Herculean effort. And Jno makes it an interesting read as well, even if it is pseudo-science.

One thing he does point out is that several planets all seem to have the same axial inclination which would, we naturally assume, lead one to believe they belonged to the same family of planets. Earth’s axial tilt happens to match that of Saturn.

The calendar studies of the ancient peoples are highlighted in his work and he makes mention of the 360 day calendar found the world over in ancient times as evidence that the annual circuit of our planet around the Sun used to be only 360 days. But, of course, it is longer than that today and the mechanism for accomplishing such a feat was cosmic in origin. Which means someone out there somewhere exerted enough force on our planet to move it further away from the Sun.

Not much, mind you, just enough to account for five extra days. And apparently the Moon was shifted in its relationship to us as well because its orbit used to be thirty days and is now less than twenty-nine!

It must have been something awe-inspiring to foment such changes!

But Jno also has another kicker: the year at some period before the change to 360 days was a puny 260 days! Just like the Mayan tzolkin! Presently, Venus orbits around the Sun in 225 days, so that would put our orbit a LOT closer to the Sun.

I’m not certain, but I don’t think we would have had any Ice Ages during that sojourn. But that could just be my erroneous assumption.

Jupiter

And yet one more failed star lies in our Solar System, but this fellow does not seem to have the backing of any current fringe group. Jupiter, Chief God of so many religions just does not seem to get any respect.

Next to Venus, he is the brightest of the planets. He is the biggest of the planetary family, hands down. Heck, he even starred in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Well, perhaps just a “walk-on” roll but in the film nonetheless.

Even in astrology, Saturn makes everything depressing and heavy, Uranus makes everything electric and sudden, Mars makes everything… well, angry.

But what does astrology have the mighty Jupiter give us? Peace, tranquility, and perhaps a little good luck. No more threats to strike anyone down with his thunderbolts, no more getting kinky with the swans…

Scientists noticed a fair amount of radio signals coming from Jupiter years ago and thought it meant that it was becoming an active star. Then, perhaps thinking what sort of a panic that may set off, they quickly changed it to a star that failed to actually “spark”.

I have wondered that if Jupiter was such a macho planet in this neighborhood, why is he always pushed to the side like some second-stringer? He has more moons and even has his own family of comets. Yes, just like the Sun.

So the two large gas giants in our neighborhood were candidates for stardom but missed the cut. I guess Uranus and Neptune were probably out of the club as well. But none of the three got the notoriety afforded Saturn. They are not thought of as stars in any sense of the word, not by anyone’s theory.

You know, I really think it is the rings.


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