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 on: July 28, 2019, 04:49:55 PM 
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The index of discussion topics from the original DomainOfMan forum can be found here:


 on: June 23, 2019, 11:38:49 PM 
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Since I haven't been working on a new book this year (2019), I decided to review some books:


 on: June 23, 2019, 11:35:36 PM 
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I recently (Winter 2019) read a feature article by Ashraf Ezzat, an Egyptian physician, in Nexus Magazine:

"JOSEPH SINKS" By Dr Ashraf Ezzat.
The story of The Exodus does not hold up to scrutiny. Historically there are flaws in the account, involving the slave trade, camels, language and other evidence leading to the conclusion that the story of Joseph in Egypt is an impossibility.



On the author's web site there are a number of highly provocative essays, so I decided to comment/blog on many of them:













 on: January 06, 2018, 08:35:38 PM 
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Here's an index of my blogs over at The Daily Grail:


 on: November 03, 2017, 03:15:29 AM 
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-for Natacha

There has been extreme and prolonged violence in the galaxy, both In a physical/cosmic/stellar sense and in terms of competition between intelligent species.  Although a dominant (“militant”) group has emerged, there is still the potential for further conflict and perhaps even an ultimate battle (“galactic Armageddon) between rival alien groups at some point in the future.  The “top predator” of the galaxy is the Judah group associated with Ursa Minor, which is the northernmost constellation in the night sky (furthest above the galactic plane).  They are a branch of the original Draco Constellation species, and are sometimes depicted as the “wings of the dragon/serpent” in pictographic representations.  However, they are more often depicted as their own constellation, that of the “little bear” (small but powerful) Ursa Minor.  Today, we call it the “Little Dipper.”  This group gained the upper hand over the main body of Draco through the sacrificial efforts of beings from what is called the Hercules Constellation, as well as through an alliance with the Bootes Constellation, whose (“tall, gentle and brilliant”) denizens that originated in a dwarf galaxy (Sagittarius) that was cannibalized by the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago.  The “army” of space-traveling agents sent out from Ursa Minor have an ant-like physique, which distinguishes them somewhat from the more ubiquitous grey aliens.

There is currently at least enough stability in the galaxy for the human race to have been established on Earth.  We are the product of a joint venture between the major alien groups and even possess a cross-section of their genetic traits, and as suggested by the famous line in Genesis: “Let us make man in our own image.”  If the dominant galactic group did not approve of such a scheme, we simply would not be here.  That said, all life forms (“flesh”) on a planet such as ours and in a solar system such as ours are temporary.  Although conditions may be increasingly favorable toward sustained human existence on Earth, the emergence of intelligent life in the galaxy was not associated with solar systems like ours.  

Planets orbiting mature/older red and brown dwarf suns are far more conducive to sustained intelligent life than main sequence stars, and particularly main sequence stars that generally form in chaotic multiple (binary, triple, etc.) sun systems.  The sequence of events (“cosmology”) that led to the birth of planet Earth was extraordinarily improbable and therefore exceptionally rare.  Even so, our planet and moon likely still required significant external (“ET”) manipulation to achieve habitability.

In the Enuma Elish, the gods dictate that humans are to recite their epic of creation.  Humans aren’t expected to fully comprehend it, but they must be made to honor and value it.  On Earth, intelligent life (or something like it) was conceived as a tribute culture.  Humans were not only allowed to know their place in the cosmos, but expected to have their terrestrial lives pattern after it.  “As above, so below.”
Intelligent life may have begun in the volatile plane of the galaxy, however it did not achieve immortal, “god-like” status until making an “exodus” to the relative security of regions above (“north of”) that flat, hot and crowded galactic plane.  Only then was it possible to return to the “fertile valley” of the galaxy and reestablish new civilizations, such as in places like planet Earth.  Intelligent life flowed out of the “Egypt” of the galactic plane and settled twelve regions above it, even as the Israelites occupied the “Promised Land” north of Egypt and became twelve distinct tribal groups.  The widely distributed Dracos (“Levites”) enslaved the region of Ursa Major (“Issachar”) with the help of those from the constellation of Cepheus (“Simeon”).  The vigorous, heroic and intelligent (but not so moral) beings of another region of the galaxy, that of the constellation of Hercules (“Benjamin”), were nearly wiped out.  As a consequence, the warrior race of Ursa Minor (“Judah”) came to possess the galactic “scepter.”  It is even predicted/“prophesized” that the modified draconian policies of this group will not be set aside until all resistance is put down (or perhaps until our Milky Way tangles with an even bigger and potentially badder galaxy, that of Andromeda).

The original construction of the Great Pyramid dates to the end of the Last Ice Age.  It encodes the survey data of Earth and its place within the solar system.  Even if earthlings presently don’t understand its significance, it nevertheless continues to scream out like the proverbial sore thumb to any and all alien entities.  In other words, this planet is sealed with the four-sided mark of galactic “High Command” and is not to be messed with.  Therefore, it’s completely unnecessary and embarrassingly naïve for humans to waste time and resources searching for extra-terrestrial intelligent life.  Planet Earth and its characteristics are quite well known throughout the galaxy.  There have been numerous previous experiments on Earth and the current one is being closely monitored.  If ET wanted to directly communicate with us they easily could.  They simply choose not to at this time.  

The Book of Genesis was written to complement (and thereby act as an interpretive key for) much older sources, and primarily Mesopotamian Creation Epics such as the “Enuma Elish.” Obviously, only the ruling elites of ancient times had the ability to extract the deeper meaning of these texts.  However, we once again possess a privileged reading of those texts and the rudimentary science needed to comprehend them.  These texts clearly reveal that our sun was born with a slightly older “twin,” a temperamental brown dwarf.  Those same texts also indicate that our sun’s “feeding brother” has mellowed and is keeping its distance, but still very much “shepherding” the Oort Cloud objects that define the furthest extents of the solar system.  Whether it is also the mystery body (dubbed “Planet 9”) that effects certain Trans-Neptune Objects (TNO’s) such as Sedna remains to be seen, literally.  Complicating the search for our long-lost solar system mates is the surprising discovery made in 2013 that only about 70 thousand years ago another binary solar system (dubbed “Scholz’s Star”) passed right through our Oort cloud region.

Collectively, the Bible and older Mythologies represent our solar system as a miniature version of the Milky Way Galaxy.  Earth is considered to be one of twelve bodies that revolve around the sun, even as the twelve major northern constellations and their suns revolve around the supermassive black whole at the center of the galaxy.  Sol is a little “Jacob the Grabber,” who took the abuse of his angry older twin “Esau,” but eventually prevailed over him due to his much larger size.  Similarly, Sagittarius A is a big Jacob, who endured the outbursts of a smaller but highly active twin black hole in the Cygnus (“Reuben”) constellation.  What’s more, Sagittarius A has also grabbed up as many as twelve entire dwarf galaxies in the billions of years of its existence.

The Biblical Old Testament was a work fully underwritten by the royal family.  It doubled both as a cosmology primer and the official history of the globe-trotting royal family that was cloaked with a colloquial context.  Every story in the Torah has both a historical and a cosmological meaning.  By their own admission, the royal family did not have a mandate to re-subdue the world under its rule after the Great Flood that ended the last Ice Age.  However, neither does there seem to have been any prohibition on royal rule, per se.  Since that time, human civilization has proceeded more-or-less organically.  In effect, “the gods left us in order to test us.”  The first and “Golden Age” phase of the new mission was complete.  Its race of giants (physical and intellectual) ended with the shameful murder of Osiris and disgrace of Re.  What inevitably ensued was a ruthless, draconian power grab.  The period after the Flood was dominated by what the Bible refers to as the “mighty men of old.”  Egypt was ruled by 30 successive Horus (“Hercules”) kings.  The family that had seized control managed to preserve a vestige of knowledge from before the Flood.  However, repeated kingly succession battles and natural catastrophes (meteorite and comet impacts, volcanic eruptions, etc.) seriously eroded that knowledge base.
The last great tragedy occurred around 1159 BC, which rocked humanity once again and even threatened to extinguish the royal family as well.  This resulted in an increased emphasis on writing (as opposed to oral tradition) in attempt to preserve what little was left of our galactic “care package.”  There seems to also have been an increased emphasis on honoring the legacy of the gods in royal culture through role playing and the refurbishing of monuments such as the Sphinx and Great Pyramid.  Finally, there appears to have been a renewed priority on establishing a truly world-wide empire in order to hedge against future collapse of kingship due to any given regional catastrophe. This required the maintenance of many interlocking regional aliases and king-names, the use of sworn deputies/surrogates and other “span-of-management” techniques.  Eventually, the royal family even attempted to unite both northern and southern hemispheres under one crown.
Examples of associated regional names:  
-   Alexander the Great and Chandra-Gupta
-   Ptolemy III of Egypt, Ashoka of India and Qin Shi Huangdi of China
-   Augustus of Rome and Emperor Cheng of China

The institution of kingship was remarkably resilient and would still be the dominant form of government today if it were not for the crippling effects of long-term, maximal inbreeding among royals.  Over thousands of years, a number of deleterious and even deadly mutations (such as epilepsy, bone deformities and hemophilia) caused the royals to become so physically and mentally incapacitated that outsiders finally dared revolt and replace global kingship with nationalism.  But not until the failing royal family dragged the planet into two world wars.

The excesses and horrors of the Royal Age are well-documented, even if the true nature and extent of the royal culture of deception is not.  Many of the former practices of royal family (such as propaganda, pyramid schemes, false flag events, fear tactics, etc.) are still widely in use by the major powers today.  A new system that achieves a balance between human survivability and ecological sustainability has not yet emerged from the ashes of the Royal Age.  The barbaric “Draco (Levi)” and “Hercules (Benjamin)” Ages of human civilization are hopefully now behind us, but perhaps the thundering, shock-and-awe of the “Ursa Minor (Judah)” Era has still only just begun.  There was clearly a reverence and even celebration of the murderous gods Re and Set during the early Royal Age.  However, this was gradually replaced by an emphasis on an emphasis on praiseworthy Judah and ultimate transition to a “proud papa” Joseph mindset.  This was accompanied by an increased demonization of Re (as “Lucifer”) and Set (as “Satan”).  But, we are from that predicted destination!

 on: October 23, 2017, 12:19:29 AM 
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There's a new "evangelical thriller" called "Paradigm" by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn (also author of "Harbinger") that paints the Clintons as incarnations of the infamous Ahab and Jezebel of the Bible.  It includes parallels between Ahab's seizing of a choice property to the Clinton's Whitewater real estate scandal, and Ahab's killing of the property steward (Naboth) to the death of Vince Foster, manager over the Whitewater property.  It further compares Clinton's lack of resolve in pursuing Osama Ben Laden to Ahab's "catch and release" of the bogeyman Ben Hadad.  Cahn compares the White House séances involving Hillary and the noted spiritualist Jean Houston to Jezebel's "witchcraft".  Cahn further associates the policy of the Clinton's in suppressing Christianity and promoting abortion and homosexuality to the suppression of Jehovah and promotion of Baal by Ahab and Jezebel.


The author also compares Donald Trump to the Biblical character Jehu.  Others are presently comparing him to Biblical Rehoboam, which to me is a better fit considering how strongly this presidency is polarizing the country.  (The former supermodel Melania Trump would then be a type of Nefertiti, see table below.)


Obama was also quite the wise Solomonic-figure, and like the reign of Solomon things were starting to fall apart at the end of Obama's second term!

The Solomon figure generally preceded the Ahab role (see examples below).  However, reversals in sequence were permitted to better accommodate circumstances.  The important thing was that all roles were "fulfilled."  This could at times be accomplished by sharing roles or consolidating roles (having one prince play multiple parts).  It is therefore possible that Obama played Joram and Solomon parts.  Trump could conceivably play Joram and Jehu.  (He's doing a pretty good job of destroying his own presidency thus far!)  However, a more typical progression would place the immediate presidential successors of Trump in the roles of Abijah/Elijah/Ahaziah and Jehonadab/Elisha/Joash.  For example, Vice President Pence might find himself in the first of those two roles, i.e., Elijah.  One of Trump's own sons could someday become a type of Elisha.  (Cahn audaciously puts himself forward as a modern day Elijah, but let's get real here!)  The second of the two roles is the most messianic of the two. It was expected/hoped that Elisha would turn into a new all-conquering Joshua figure, however Elisha "died (prematurely) of an (unspecified) illness" and had to be replaced in the role by Jehoash/Jehu, the founder of a new dynasty ("like unto David's").

Solomon was of course the highly procreative king that was ironically willing to cut a baby in half to settle a maternity suit.  He was also implicitly the king that ordered newborn babies thrown into the river. As in the days of Solomon and Rehoboam, we are facing climate change and over-population.  Some argue that extreme measures (i.e., abortion, same-sex marriage, etc.) are necessary.  Perhaps education, technology, political/economic reform (or even "divine intervention") will someday enable 10 billion people to live on this planet in harmony with each other and nature, but we're not there yet!

The biblical types of Solomon and Ahab are in fact linked.  One royal person generally played both roles, but there were exceptions.  These two roles originally derived from the reign of Minh ("Noah"), who was suppressed by the return of the god Re from exile (just prior to the Great Flood).  After being deposed by Re, Minh led a popular uprising.  After the demise of Re (due to the Flood), the ithyphallic ("prodigious copulator") Minh was restored to power under a new name, Utnapishtim/Ziusudra/Ny-Netjer ("belonging to the gods").  In the later re-enactment of that precedent, Solomon (as the neo-Minh) yielded the throne to Rehobaom (as the neo-Re). Ahab represents the (unappreciated) return of Solomon to power after an "end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it" event. However, prior to that (staged) collapse and renewal, the former Solomon figure (or his designated surrogate) leads a popular revolt against Rehoboam under the alias of Jeroboam.  (We have the mummy of the real-life/historical Jezebel and it is in excellent condition.  She was not literally thrown out a window and then eaten by dogs!  She had simply acted her part.  The real-life Ahab also survived to rule again and again and again.  His last political incarnation was likely that of Jehoahaz father of Jehoash/Jehu.)

Curiously enough, every major dynasty in the ancient world had a Solomon, Ahab Rehoboam, Elijah and Elisha.  It was part of a "good-guy-bad-guy" stock scenario that was repeated over and over.  So, it wouldn't surprise me too much to see the script still in use today.  We aren't that far removed from the Royal Age!  (The repetition is so regular that a kind of "periodic table" of dynasties could be constructed!)

Old Kingdom Solomon: Ny-User-Re (Mesilim)
Old Kingdom Ahab: Unas (Lugal-zagesi)
Old Kingdom Rehoboam: Pepi I (a.k.a. Sargon the Great/Gungunum)
Old Kingdom Elijah: Userkare (a.k.a. Rimush)
Old Kingdom Elisha: Pepi II (a.k.a. Gudea/Ean-Natum)

http://www.domainofman.com/book/cover.html )

Middle Kingdom Solomon: Ny-Maat-Re Amenemhet III
Middle Kingdom Ahab: Ay
Middle Kingdom Rehoboam: Au-ibre (a.k.a. Hammurabi)
Middle Kingdom Elijah: Smenkhkare (a.k.a. Samsu-iluna)
Middle Kingdom Elisha: Neferhotep II (a.k.a. Abi-eshuh and Salitis)


New Kingdom Solomon: Neb-Maat-Re Amenhotep III (the actual Solomon)
New Kingdom Ahab: Aye (the actual Ahab)
New Kingdom Rehoboam: Akhenaten (the actual Rehoboam)
New Kingdom Elijah: Smenkhkare II (the actual Elijah)
New Kingdom Elisha: Tutankhamun (the actual Elisha)


Assyrian/Babylonian Solomon: Assurbanipal
Assyrian/Babylonian Ahab: Taharqa/Tirhaka
Assyrian/Babylonian Rehoboam: Sharezer (a.k.a. Nebuchadrezzar)
Assyrian/Babylonian Elijah: Tiglath-Pileser III
Assyrian/Babylonian Elisha: Mentuemhet (a.k.a. Joshua son of Jehozadak a.k.a. Ahasuerus)


Persian Solomon: Artaxerxes II "Memnon"
Persian Ahab: Artaxerxes III
Persian Rehoboam: Bupares, Governor of Babylon (a.k.a. Alexander the Great)
Persian Elijah: Darius III
Persian Elisha: Alexander IV (son of Alexander the Great)


Hellenistic Solomon: High Priest Epigone (a.k.a. Seleucus II/Onias II)
Hellenistic Ahab: Seleucus III Ceraunus
Hellenistic Rehoboam: Sekhem-ankhamun Ptolemy IV
Hellenistic Elijah: Sekhem-ankhamun Ptolemy IV
Hellenistic Elisha: Sekhem-ankhamun Ptolemy IV
(from "Heroes of the Hellenistic Age")

Herodian Solomon: Herod the Great (Builder of the 2nd Temple)
Herodian Ahab: Herod Antipas
Herodian Rehoboam: Archelaus
Herodian Elijah: Philip II (a.k.a. "John the Baptist")
Herodian Elisha: Aristobulus of Chalcis (a.k.a. "Jesus")


Roman Solomon: Augustus
Roman Ahab: Tiberius
Roman Rehoboam: Caligula
Roman Elijah: Claudius
Roman Elisha: Nero


 on: August 11, 2017, 07:32:43 PM 
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The next episode will be Dec. 3, 2014 and is about the planet Mars!


A previous episode ("Cosmic Pinball") already discussed the latest theory of solar system formation in which Jupiter formed about 33% closer to the sun.  Computer simulations indicate that the planet Mars should be at least 10 times larger than it is.  The explanation provided by this new model is that Jupiter swept up the extra material (that would have been aggregated by Mars) before migrating to its current orbit.  See also the recent episode on Jupiter in the How the Universe Works: Expanded Edition series.

What the scientists don't mention is that Earth's myths and religions preserve a much different explanation for how our solar system formed.  These myths are actually quite detailed and take into account the entire solar system of 12 or 13 original planets, that is, not only the visible planets but also the outer planets and dwarf planets!


The Biblical pattern of "Jacob and his 12 sons" was actually derived from an original Egyptian model. Re, the Sun, was archetypal "troubled Jacob" and his "12 sons" were the other leading members of the Egyptian pantheon corresponding to the wayward planets orbiting the Sun:

1) Geb the Heir and "Intemperate Eldest Son" of Jacob (Reuben)
2) Thoth the "Know-It-All" second son of Jacob (Simeon)
3) Set the "Rehabilitated Hit Man" (Levi/Seth)
4) Horus the Elder and "Great Warrior" (Judah)
5) Osiris (Sekhem/Sokar) the "Sacrificed God" (Issachar/Shechem)
6) Isis/Yzebel (Zebulun)
7) On/Anu (Gad)
Cool Shu (Asher)
9) Atum/Tem (Dan)
10) Hathor (Naphtali)
11) Ptah (Joseph)
12) Horus the Younger (Benjamin)

1) Mercury = Reuben ("hot-blooded" and impetuous)
2) Venus = Simeon ("wise")
3) Earth = Levi, the "twin" of Simeon
4) Mars = Judah ("praised")
5) Asteroid Belt = Issachar/Shechem (the "slain god")
6) Jupiter = Zebulun ("by the waters/sea")
7) Saturn = Dan ("judge")
Cool Uranus = Gad ("fortunate")
9) Neptune and half-pint Pluto = Joseph and ("half-tribe") Manasseh
10) Quaoar = Asher ("happy").  It now has a highly circular orbit, but is not its former self in magnitude, due to receiving an inter-
planetary attack (by Anu/Uranus) according to one theory.
11) Eris = Naphtali ("wrestler", "Mother of the Gods")  Eris/Xenia is a "planet of crossing", but probably not the home wrecker of the inner planets that it once had been.
12) Sedna = Benjamin ("son of the right hand")

Other major bodies may yet to be found in the outer solar system, so this is probably still a premature model, especially for the outer planets.

Nevertheless, it is clear that 12 (sometimes 13) planetary "gods and goddesses" are represented by the pantheons of many geographical regions.  For example, the Egyptian god Horus (the Elder) was called Hadad/Adad and Osiris was called Tammuz/Dumuzi.

Note:  There is also a strong Joseph aspect associated with the planet Jupiter.  Perhaps this reflects that Jupiter was much closer to the sun during the early solar system formation.  (See discussion in the below link.)  In the simplified "pantheon," Joseph takes the sixth place and Benjamin the seventh (with the other princes omitted).

(See Comment #1)

Some scientists think that Neptune and Uranus also switched positions at some point in the remote past.

There were also two major (somewhat competing) cosmologies regarding the formation of the twin planets Venus and Earth and the Asteroid Belt. In one, Venus and Earth are formed from the remains of Tiamat after it was smashed by Marduk. In the Egyptian version (also reflected in the Bible), Venus (Thoth/Simeon) and Earth (Set/Levi) are themselves considered the killers of the fifth planet, who is male (Osiris/Issachar-Shechem) rather than female (Tiamat) in characterization.  What is not so clear is whether the remains of "wounded" Marduk should be associated with the newly discovered dwarf planet Sedna or some other body that is yet to be discovered.

The Enuma Elish contains poetic and penetrating descriptions of the ignition of our sun and the reaction of a second/twin (failed) sun, subsequent planetary "conflict/collision" and "migration" and many other astonishing details. Much of this theorizing actually sounds more reasonable than current "scientific" models, which are in fact starting to adopt concepts that are already found in the myths!

Will science prove the myths to be the musings of ancient primitive man, or will the knowledge possessed by ancient man make fools of modern scientists?

More detailed discussion (including links to related discussion here at TDG) is found here:


It will be interesting to see what the Strip the Cosmos episode on Mars has to say about that planet's violent past, especially in light of the recent sensation over the theory of Dr. John Brandenburg:


Brandenburg's phrasing that "aliens are hostile to young 'noisy' civilizations" is particularly provocative.  It even sounds like something straight out of the Enuma Elish:

"I will destroy, I will wreck their ways,
 That quiet may be restored. Let us have rest!"

In the Egyptian version, this same sentiment is expressed by an allegory involving a "pool of (boisterous) hippos" that must be done away with.

Ironically, in both stories it is the god/king that brings about his own demise by trying to eliminate the noise makers.

Incidentally, the Hittite "Song of Ullikummis" and related "Myth of Illyankas" describe how the Storm God (Adad/Mars) was attacked by Ullikummis/Illyankas (Tammuz/Asteroid Belt). The assailant (Tammuz/Egyptian Osiris) was killed and broken into pieces. The Storm God ultimately prevailed but was itself devastated (with eyes and heart ripped out).

All of the myths associate the planet Mars with heroic but tragic battle. These ancient cosmologies suggest that Mars was battle-scarred by violent (physical, electro-magnetic, etc.) interactions with other bodies of the solar system, and not by aliens per se. Recall that the god Adad was associated with the lightning bolt.

Blog continued here:

 on: August 11, 2017, 07:29:26 PM 
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This episode didn't disappoint.

The picture of primordial Mars that has emerged is one of spectacular beauty.  It had a molten core and a magnetic field capable of protecting its atmosphere.  It had vast oceans and lakes, as well as mountains and towering volcanoes.  The tilt of its axis also created seasons.

However, even after the "Heavy Bombardment" period it suffered a devastating blow from an impact the size of half our moon.  This melted nearly one half of the surface of Mars and created a flat, almost featureless, plain.  Mars was effectively finished as a living planet.

(One glaring omission of this episode was any mention of how the giant canyon on Mars was formed.  This is of course a contentious topic.)

It appears that the biblical characterization of Mars (as fourth prince/planet) is quite accurate.  Mars was a planet with great promise.  It had sufficient heat from its core and was perhaps even in the goldielocks zone of the early solar system.  But, it fell to Mars to "do battle" with the Asteroid Belt.  Although "heroic" Mars must have helped to create a more habitable Earth, the damage it incurred from a massive impact and also from whatever caused the huge gash across its equator, was apparently fatal.  Whereas Jupiter could sustain such punishment, Mars could not.  Moreover, Mars was probably too small and too far away from the Sun to sustain life indefinitely.  Nonetheless, its premature death could still be viewed as both "heroic" and "sacrificial" from the perspective of Earth.

So, it's looking like the "cosmopomorphic" interpretation of the Book of Genesis does in fact have much to offer.  The story of Jacob and his 12 sons must encode one model/theory of how the solar system formed.

The Book of Exodus is also not without significant cosmopomorphic implications.  For example, the "Parting of the Sea" by Moses is patently inspired by Marduk's splitting in two of Tiamat's waters as told in the Enuma Elish.

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 on: August 11, 2017, 07:28:01 PM 
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Tonight the media storm for "Exodus: Gods and Kings" (in theaters starting Friday, Dec. 12) was in full force.  A teaser documentary called "Surviving Exodus" aired on at least five channels at the same time!!  

For some strange reason, rising NatGeo star and Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi (featured in the new series Strip the Cosmos) was asked to step into a glass booth filled with locusts rather than comment on any cosmological basis for the biblical Exodus account.  Yes, really!

The Enuma Elish tells us that the archetypal Great Flood of our solar system was associated with the tempestuous, noxious approach of Marduk and then the parting of the seas of Tiamat (by him), which not only resulted in the creation of twin planets (Venus and Earth) from her severed body, but also the liberation or "exodus" of a vast army of asteroids.  Tiamat is variously depicted as an unstable goddess or as a vain and haughty "firstborn son" that was sacrificed (ala Osiris) on the eve of the Exodus itself.


While planets are spoken of in myth as gods and kings, asteroids are referred to as people (or unruly beasts, see below).  They are the commoners that must be kept in check by the lofty gods and kings.  In cosmological terms, the asteroids are shepherded by the giant planet Jupiter on one side and the small planet Mars on the other.  

In the Book of Genesis (37:9), Joseph (representing Jupiter) has a dream in which he foresees that "the sun and moon and eleven stars [i.e., the wandering stars or planets] were bowing down to me."  Later in Genesis (49:10) we are told, “unto him [Joseph] shall the obedience of the people be.”  We now know the role that massive Jupiter plays in regulating the Asteroid Belt from its vantage point.  Jupiter also seems to play this role almost effortlessly due to its enormous size.

On the opposite side, Mars had a perhaps more difficult job and a lot less clout to do it with.  Although Marduk (represented by Moses) led the asteroids out of cosmological Egypt, it was left to Mars (as Joshua) to bring them into their "promised land" of the Asteroid Belt and "drive out" the former occupants.  However, like Joshua, Mars died before his mission could be totally finished.  Further conflict for the surviving people ("Israelites") and their gods and kings would be inevitable.

In a famous tale about the late Hyksos Period in Egypt called “The Quarrel of Apophis and Seqenenre,” Apophis writes to Seqenenre and commands him to “do away with the pool of hippopotamus, which is to the east of the city, for they prevent me from sleeping day and night.”  Apophis in the role of Marduk was directing Seqenenre in the role of Mars to deal with a commotion of dangerous "hippos" to his east (cosmologically, toward the Asteroid Belt).  Seqenenre, rather than being excited about this challenge, sits down and weeps.  It was a battle he could win but not survive.  His mummy bears the marks of brutal impacts from battle axes and other weapons.



(By the way, it seems that a shift is now occurring from viewing asteroids solely as threats to one of potential resources.  Perhaps that is of some comfort to "we the peons" of the world!)

The main idea is not that biblical or even Egyptian stories are pure allegory.  They are a reflection of royal culture that orchestrated courtly relationships and historical events in accordance with their beliefs about cosmology.  Exodus events literally occurred throughout ancient times and on a regular/cyclical basis, and the various princes of the royal family were expected to play the traditional roles.  These roles were called by different names by different groups (Egyptian, Hebrew, etc.), but the script was always a variation on the original cosmological theme.

The biggest Exodus event was associated with the Great Flood that brought an end to the Ice Age.  Smaller renditions were associated with the end of every major epoch, (Egyptian Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, Hyksos Period, and 18th Dynasty).  There is even a Moses figure of the 19th Dynasty known as Bocchoris.  The invasion of Greece by Xerxes was portrayed as an Exodus event, as was the later invasion of Persia by Alexander.

It is astonishing that the ancients considered cosmology (perhaps even a flawed cosmology) to be of sufficient importance to be preserved through perpetual dramatization.  "As Above, so Below" was obviously much more than a slogan.

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Last year brought a spectacular confirmation that binary star systems predominate in our galactic neighborhood, and that they are capable of generating viable planets.

The image below shows a star system that was previously thought to be a binary, but has now proven to be a triple star system with the help of improved telescopes and imaging techniques.

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> GG Tauri, "The Feeding Twins - Scratch That - Triplets"
Image Credit: ESO / L. Caçada

The below image shows an embryonic binary star system that has been in existence for only about six millions years.  The newly operational multi-national ALMA telescope array located in the high desert of northern Chile was constructed to study this and other developing star systems, and gives us our first "real-time look-in" at a planetary world in development.

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> L1551 NE, "The Birth of Little Twin Stars"
Image Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/ Takakuwa et al.
(The above article contains a very cool simulation of the development of twin planetary systems.)

The next image is that of a more widely separated binary system, and one in which the gravitationally bound stars have their own proto-planetary discs that rotate in different planes.

<img width="550" height="450" src="http://www.almaobservatory.org/images/newsreleases/140730_ALMA_binarysystems_01.jpg">

> HK Tauri, "The Misaligned Twin Star System"
Image Credit: R. Hurt (NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC)

In the study that follows, it will be shown that the double-star origin of our own solar system is preserved in a very unexpected place, that is, the Book of Genesis.  We will also discover that Genesis not only provides a descriptive model of our own solar system's formation, but a comprehensive picture of where intelligent life formed in our galaxy.  It is this latter subject that we will explore first.

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