A New Year is upon us, and with it come new 'cycles', a seemingly unending revolution that drives everything (hu)man knows, everything we do, everything we are, revolving in a great 'spiral' since time immemorial. It is the great churning wheel(s) of the 'cosmos'; the spinning gods within our solar system, on a spiralling journey through 'Time', with its mirror within each of us. Stories of (hu)man's existence, passed down to us through myriad tales from antiquity, always speak of (hu)men seeking guidance by looked up to the stars in order to gain some understanding, and attribute 'meaning' to their lives. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the hermetic phrase - "As above, So below".
Thank you Jack.
I now know what you are talking about with regards nefarious substack activity...
The stats don't add up, and likes appear then disappear, gotta love technology and its controllers...
I'm not in anyway attributing myself to him, or advocating him, but to quote Benjamin Disraeli:
"Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose".
I admit I struggle with Astrology and the Solar System, Planets etc but I do believe that the things that run this place, place their bets on it. I sumise that the Sun is local.. no way no how its 93 million miles away. IF it was at that distance it would be a constant size or dot in the sky. We have all seen a HUGE sunset in our lives when the Sun is rather quite large...Are our eyes even designed to see something 93 million miles away? Stars are basically in the same place every year so again cant wrap my head around we are hurtling through space, spinning at the same time observation tells me otherwise. Again FOR SURE I feel there is something to it.. just at this time in my life it evades me.
"Essentially, it is the spiralling, spinning journey of our Earth around the Sun that provides (hu)man's lifecycle with days and nights, the seasons, and the years"
I found this, your latest piece to be both significant and evocative, in the most direct fashion. If I can find the time, I will explain in greater detail, but for now, thanks.
>It is the great churning wheel(s) of the 'cosmos'
Reply: the idea of samsara has occupied my mind in relation to "the great churning wheel...."
Thank for all this work of digestion over your life time. Me I barely have my toes wet. Still I will comment as if I know something.
>rule a number of set years from the birth till death of (hu)man.
In deed the moon is the marker in vedic astrology too.
Vimshottari Dasha Periods
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Maha Dasha is called after the Great period in a person's life. A particular stretch of time in an individual's lifespan is ruled by a particular planet.
The first dasha (period) is determined by the Nakshatra that the sidereal Moon is tenanting at the time of birth.
>within Earth where our tale inevitably starts. Once thought to be the centre of the universe, it is from our planet that we are able to ‘perceive’ the other planets, and thus their rotational cycles around the Sun (and Earth).
Reply: Earth is center as we are the center of our experience. But when we become aware of our relationship with life we also see the relationship of earth to the cosmos.
That said, this does not diminish the self or the earth but shines a light on reality which inspires the soul.
Great job, Seraphim! Well written. I have discovered a few really talented writers through Jack. He has some very intriguing guest posters. Definitely resonating with aspects of what you wrote as I resonated with aspects of the other writers. But, of course, we're all individuals. So, there will be differences in opinion.
Astrology is the study of celestial objects which have been anthropomorphized. Imbued with 'human' qualities.
Not making an argument for or against, Seraphim, and believe me, I make no claim to be an expert in any subject. I am interested in it, as well as Astrotheology, and will study your piece further. Perhaps those celestial 'objects' imbue us? With energy? Purpose?
I don't believe we are on a spinning ball, orbiting a sun 93 million miles away, Seraphim. No worries if you are laughing uncontrollably right now. I am used to it.
By 'believe', I mean simply, to the best of my current reasoning abilities, I seem to exist on an extended, stationary plane. I've studied evidence for and against both Flat Earth and Heliocentric Globe models. Plus considered egg shaped, concave, a toroidal field . . . even the possibility matter itself is a kind of a reflection of our consciousness and may not 'exist' in 'space' at all. A virtual simulation. A hologram, as Jack has mentioned.
I doubt the stars are suns. They seem to be some kind of interesting lights. Look at the Zodiac, which was created through study of these 'lights' and how much knowledge has been embedded in that. They seem to be following some kind of divine arrangement, like a celestial timepiece, rather than random objects spinning uncontrollably in a chaotic, meaningless infinite vastness of 'space.'
By the way, I don't believe NASA sent anyone to the moon, either. I am sure you're aware of the occult origins of that agency. I am not for or against anything when I study it, do you understand, Seraphim? I don't think in those simplistic, binary, black/white, good/evil, terms. Or at least, I try to stay out of that mental territory as much as possible. I find it prevents me from learning. The truth is the truth, and that's what I am seeking. Not looking to have my pet theories confirmed, but rather to truly be a student of the reality behind the fiction. I am just a student, Seraphim, here to learn. So please don't think I am being sarcastic or absurdly humorous, but I doubt the moon is a place you could 'go to' to begin with, in the physical sense. NASA has reasons for existing that are totally occulted from Joe and Jane Sixpack, who think they are living on a rotating globular object surrounded by an infinity of similar globular objects.
I fully admit I could be wrong in any of my assertions, Seraphim. But I don't think it is wise to not trust my own God-given natural senses -- and believe the opposite of what they are telling me -- based on some dubious theorems other human beings created. Isn't that the same thing as religion or politics or philosophy? Evidence required for me to be believe the opposite of what my senses tells me, as well as my intuition, would have to be persuasive indeed. And I mean, rational, and verifiable.