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The Moonwalk of the Callanish Stones

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The Callanish Stones

The Callanish Stones

The Callanish Stones are situated near the village of Callanish on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

It is probable that Callanish (or Calanais) – which comprises two other stone circles in addition to the main site – was built some 5,000 years ago as a lunar calendar. The path of the moon, unlike the reliably annual tracks of the sun, only returns to the same point once every 18.6 years. Callanish plots this slow progress, building to a crescendo in the 19th year at the lunar standstill – when the path of the moon is so low that it seems to walk along the horizon before setting within the stone circle.

Callanish’s mystery to the expectant crowd is not merely in the stones, but in their setting within a sacred landscape. To the south-west of the stones is a low, undulating hill known to the local people in Gaelic as Cailleach na Mointeach – the old woman of the moors, or Sleeping Beauty as she is more affectionately known. The contours look irresistibly like a reclining woman. At the lunar standstill the moon rises from behind this hill, tip-toes across her supine body and sets four hours later behind the Clisham, another sacred hill.

This moonwalk will happen throughout the summer once a month until September, and will draw hundreds for a number of reasons. Some people come to worship the full moon, others to witness the goddess walking the earth. All come in expectation of a spiritual experience and to feel the energy of the planet.
From Canadiancontent.net

The Callanish Stones

The Callanish Stones

The Callanish Stones aerial

The Callanish Stones aerial

Olympic torch visits Callanish stones

Analemma: the Sky-walk of Solaris

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This is what the sun’s annual pilgrimage across the heavens looks like.

In astronomy, an analemma from Greek ἀνάλημμα “pedestal of a sundial”) is a curve representing the changing angular offset of a celestial body (usually the Sun) from its mean position on the celestial sphere as viewed from another celestial body (usually the Earth). The term is used when the observed body appears, as seen from the viewing body, to move in a way that is repeated at regular intervals, such as once a year or once a day. The analemma is then a closed curve, which does not change.

Because of the Earth’s annual revolution around the Sun in an orbit that is elliptical and tilted relative to the plane of the equator, an observer at a fixed point on the Earth sees the Sun appear to move in an analemma around a mean position, taking a year to do so. The mean position appears to revolve around the Earth once every mean solar day, because of the Earth’s rotation. This daily revolution is not considered to be averaged out to get the mean. The mean position of the Sun is therefore at the same place in the sky at the same time every day, but not at other times.

Therefore if the observed position of the Sun in the sky is plotted or photographed at the same time every day, or every few days, for a year, the points trace out the analemma.

The Analemma and the Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Analemma and the Temple of Olympian Zeus Credit & Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis

See scienceblogs.com’s article for an in depth scientific explanation of this sublime sacred geometry movement hidden from our perception by time but bought into view by photography and patience. All you need to do is photograph the same spot at the same time over the course of a year.

Infinity symbol

Infinity symbol

Infinity symbol

The Sun’s percieved journey over a year is an exquistite if lob-sided infinity symbol

Sagittarius: Star Temple of Richmond Park

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Mary Caine Kingston Zodiac

It is remarkable how bends in the Thames allow for his horse’s head and legs. Is the Archer helmeted or hooded? Arthur or Robin Hood? Arthur Road on his helmet near Kingston Gate would seem to identify him with the Glastonbury Zodiac’s Sagittarian hero, but Robin Hood Lane and Gate, and Robin Hood Hill, marked on old maps in the Old Deer Park on his horse’s front leg plead for Robin, the people’s Saxon champion

http://www.stmgrts.org.uk/archives/2011/09/the_kingston_zodiac.html

Mary Caine’s Kingston Zodiac

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Mary Caine Kingston Zodiac

Mary Caine is well known for her expertise regarding the Glastonbury Zodiac. When a perceptive friend suggested that she should investigate her home area of Kingston Upon Thames for a terrestrial zodiac, her immediate reaction was “Too much”. However, Mary couldn’t help noticing traditional pub names – Ram, Bull, White Hart, Griffin, Three Pigeons, Druid’s Head, North Star etc (though some of these have now changed for the worse!). Further investigation into local customs and folklore led Mary to conclude that there is indeed a zodiac at Kingston, quite possibly linked with the Arthurian legends by the appearance of Bleise/Blaise, Merlin’s mentor, in the centre of the zodiac. The text is well-researched, authoritively argued and well illustrated. A fascinating and thought provoking read with many revelations.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pardos/GGZodiac2.html

Enuma Elish

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Enuma Elish

The Babylonian creation myth is recounted in the “Epic of Creation” also known as the Enuma Elish. The Mesopotamian “Epic of Creation” dates to the late second millennium B.C.E. Sumer

In the poem, the god Marduk (or Assur in the Assyrian versions of the poem) is created to defend the divine beings from an attack plotted by the ocean goddess Tiamat. The hero Marduk offers to save the gods only if he is appointed their supreme unquestioned leader and is allowed to remain so even after the threat passes. The gods agree to Marduk’s terms. Marduk challenges Tiamat to combat and destroys her. He then rips her corpse into two halves with which he fashions the Earth and the heavens. Marduk then creates the calendar, organizes the planets, stars and regulates the moon, sun, and weather. The gods pledge their allegiance to Marduk and he creates Babylon as the terrestrial counterpart to the realm of the gods. Marduk then destroys Tiamat’s husband, Kingu using his blood to create mankind so that they can do the work of the gods.

http://www.crystalinks.com/babyloniancreation.html 

the Pleiades

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The seven sisters of Greek mythology known as the Pleiades can be found in the constellation of Taurus, the bull.

Manly P. Hall on Astro-Theology

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The Astrotheological meaning of St George and the Dragon

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The Astrotheological Meaning of St George and the Dragon

http://truthbeknown.com/freethought/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2456

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