Sacred Time

“For centuries, man believed that the sun revolved around the earth. Centuries later, he still thinks that time moves clockwise.” – Robert Brault

Alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth

The precession of the equinoxes, also known as a Platonic Year, is caused by the slow wobbling of the earth’s polar axis. The earth completes one full precession (moving backwards or counterclockwise) approximately every 26,000 years. The spring and fall equinoxes were chosen by ancient astronomers to track this precession. Megalithic stone structures were created throughout the world that functioned in part as markers or astronomical instruments of this phenomenon. This provided the foundation for the creation of calendar systems, compasses, time clocks, geometry and belief.

The Great pyramid of Giza, Egypt built circa 2500 B.C.

The Great pyramid of Giza, Egypt (circa 2500 B.C.) Stonehenge in England, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Machu Picchu in Peru and Kukulcan’s Temple in Mexico are all examples of structures that were created to track the precession of the equinoxes.

Chichen Itza, Mayan Temple of Kukulkan in Yukatan, Mexico

Chichen Itza (circa 650 – 80 A.D.) is the Mayan Temple of Kukulkan in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.  A “serpent of light” is revealed every year at the exact time to mark the day of the Spring Equinox. This serpent of light represents Kukulcan or Quetzalcoatl the feathered serpent God of Meso America who lives in the Milky Way.

Pleiades Star Cluster

The precession of the equinoxes can also be measured by fixed stars, as they have been reliable sign posts throughout the world. Many ancient cultures aligned themselves with certain stars based on their relative brightness at that point in time. Some of the most famous star” are Sirius, Venus, and the Sun, along with the Zodiacal constellations and other star systems such as the Pleiades and Orion.

Polaris is the Pole Star for the Northern Hemispere…..

The Big Dipper is the constellation of Ursa Major, The Big Bear. The two stars at the end of the bowl of the Big Dipper are called the "Pointer Stars" because a line drawn between them points to Polaris, the North Star. - Copyright 1995, Jerry Lodriguss

Pole Stars are the stars that mark the North and South pole or aspect of our Earth’s axis. Right now our northern axis points to Polaris which means “Pointer”. Polaris is the only one of the Pole Stars that comes as close to the exact point of our actual North Pole. It will reach its closest position to the center point within .5º’s in 2100. After that Polaris will slowly begin to move away. Pole Stars change over the course of 26,000 years in accordance to the precession of the equinoxes as the earth rotates on its axis like a top.

In total we have 6 different stars that comprise a “ring” of stars that take turns being our North Pole Star. The next pole star for the Northern Hemisphere will be Alrai or Gamma Cephei, in 3000 A.D. and then Iota Cephei, in 5200 A.D., Denab will follow in 10,000 A.D. Our earth has had two “North Stars” in the past, including Thuban around 3000 B.C. in the constellation Draco, and in 12,000 B.C. Vega in the constellation Lyra. They too will cycle back after Denab.  Polaris is the only one of the six that is and will be the most exact, which is why we are so aware of it now.

The Southern Hemisphere does not have as many options, currently they do not have a South Pole Star, the Southern Cross constellation has been the best constellation for the past 2000 years.

The Earth's magnetic field showing the axis point and the North and South Poles

The Earth’s magnetic field showing the axis point and the North and South Poles

In 525 CE, a Christian Monk named Dionysius Exiguus was asked to create a numbering system for the years of the present day Julian calendar. He identified the year he believed Jesus was born and made that year 1 and began counting years from that date. This effectively placed Christianity and Jesus in the center of time itself.
The official birth of Jesus was declared to be Dec 25th, which fell on the Winter Solstice.  Early Christians had placed Jesus’s birth on that date hundreds of years earlier as he symbolized the rebirth of the “Sun” and “Son.”
Dionysius identified the years before Christ and after Christ:
BC = Before Christ
AD = Anno Domini – Year of our Lord
The Secular way to identify the years is:
BCE = Before Common Era
CE = Common Era

Astronomical Cock in Old Town Square, Prague

“Time is making fools of us again.” – J.K. Rowling

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