Throughout history comets have been the harbingers of doom, civil wars,
assassinations, and political unrest. The first century Roman historian and
naturalist Pliny the Elder described these celestial phenomena by using the
term Crinitae "... as if shaggy with bloody locks, and surrounded by
bristles like hair." [The Natural History of Pliny,http://books.google.com/]
They frequently bring "disaster," dis- meaning "apart" or
"asunder" and aster meaning "star."
Between October 23 and 24, 2007, another "hairy star" named Comet
17P/Holmes literally exploded from a magnitude of 17 to a magnitude of 2.8.
(The lower the magnitude, the brighter the star.) In other words, it increased
in brightness by a factor of a nearly a million in just a few hours. Sky and Telescope magazine has called it "the weirdest new object to appear in the sky
in memory." [skyandtelescope.com].
This periodic comet with a revolutionary period of seven years was originally
discovered on November 6th, 1892 by British amateur astronomer Edwin
Holmes when it it also suddenly increased in magnitude, then died down again
for the next 115 years.
The comet's core made of rock and ice is only about 3.5 kilometers in diameter,
but its coma formed by the gas and dust given off is massive. This
greenish-blue ball coldly blazing in an inclined and elliptical solar orbit
unexpectedly has become the largest object in our solar system -- even bigger than
our sun. (See coma's
expansion.) The mutability of its ion tail makes it look somewhat like a
celestial jellyfish. We don't have to worry, though, because it always stays
between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It is actually more of a portend than a
Comet Homes burst out of the side of the constellation Perseus. (This is,
of course, an illusion, since the celestial object is not actually "in" Perseus
but in line with the constellation from our perspective on Earth.) This
legendary king of Mycenae is famous for lopping off the head of the Gorgon
named Medusa. We recall that this creature with snakes for hair could turn
anyone to stone with her gaze.
Perseus carries her head across the night sky, with Algol forming one of
her eyes. Richard Hinckley Allen describes this so-called "Demon Star":
"Astrologers of course said that it was the most unfortunate, violent, and
dangerous star in the heavens" [Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning,
Dover Publications, Inc.]
This is not merely a Greek connotation. Agol is gruesomely referred to in
China as Tseih She, or "Piled-up Corpses". Hebrew apocryphal lore associate
Algol with Lilith, Adamís first wife, whom patriarchal sources falsely identify
The etymology of the Greek mythological hero is also interesting. Perseus
might be from the ancient Greek verb, perthein, "to waste, ravage, sack,
destroy", some form of which appears in Homeric epithets. Cyrus Gordon, known for his daring theories, proposed that Perseus is a Semitic name, from p-r-s, "to cut."
Comets have long been known as omens of the End Times. The Hopi Indians of Arizona have a legend of the Blue Star Katsina called Sakwa Sohu. Frank Waters and Hopi informant Oswald White Bear Fredericks in their popular Book of the Hopi proclaim: "The
end of all Hopi ceremonialism will come when a kachina removes his mask
during a dance in the plaza before uninitiated." [Penguin Books, 1987, 1963]
This is rumored to have recently happened on the Hopi Reservation.
Note: Some readers may be
familiar with the wooden katsina (plural katsinam, singular form
also spelled kachina) dolls that the Hopis carve. Katsinam are
not gods per se but spirits that act as mediators between gods and humans. They
may take the form of any animal, plant, celestial body, or otherworldly
creature. During the spring and early summer the Hopis perform a ceremonial
cycle of masked katsina dances as a plea for rain and the general well
being of the tribe.
The Hopi elder White Feather
of the spiritually important Bear Clan describes nine different signs signaling
the end of the Fourth World (our current era). The final warning is as follows:
"And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a
dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great
crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of
my people will cease." [http://www.burlingtonnews.net/hopiprophecy.html]
III will be started by those people who first received the light [the divine
wisdom or intelligence] in the other old countries [India, China, Egypt,
Palestine, Africa]. That time is not far off. It will come when the Saqusohuh
[Sakwa Sohu] Kachina dances in the plaza. He represents a blue star, far off
and yet invisible, which will make its appearance soon."
The Hopi word sakwa literally
means "blue-green", or "turquoise." The photos of Comet Holmes clearly show
this particular color. In Hopi cosmology this color symbolically represents the
intercardinal direction of southwest. From the Hopi perspective of their
villages, the San Francisco Peaks lie to the southwest. These are the sacred
snowy mountains where the katsinam, or spirit messengers, live for half
of the year. The Hopi term sakwi, by the way, means "worn out," "broken
down," "ruined" or "destroyed". The Mayan word sak, on the other
hand, means "white".
It is interesting to note
that for the Maya of southern Mexico and Central America, blue symbolized
sacrifice. In the later, more corrupt stages of the Classic Maya culture, the
bodies of those humans who were to be sacrificed to the gods were painted blue.
Director Mel Gibson graphically portrays this in the 2006 film Apocalypto.
In an attempt to present a
parable for our own time, the movie also shows an old storyteller who conveys
the legend of a man who is "drenched deep in sadness." All the animals respond
by giving the man their particular virtues. He receives keen eyesight from the
vulture, strength from the jaguar, and the secrets of the earth from the
serpent. The deer remarks that this will finally make the man happy because he
has all that he needs. But the owl replies:
"No, I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger
he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will
go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I
have nothing left to give.'"
The late Robert Ghost Wolf, of mixed Hopi, Iroquois,
and Lakota descent, speaks about star prophecy in relation to the conclusion of
Gaiaís current cycle:
"The story of the Blue Kachina is an old story, very
old. I have been aware of the story of
the Blue Kachina since I was very young. I was told this story by grandfathers
who are now between 80 and 108 years of age. It was told to me that the first
Blue Kachina would be seen at the dances, and would make his appearance known
to the children in the plaza during the night dance. The event would tell us
that the end times are very near. The Blue Star Kachina would physically appear
in our heavens which would mean that we are in the end times."
According to Dr. Ghost Wolf,
this katsina is also known as Nanga Sohu, or Chasing Star Katsina. The
Hopi word nanga means "to pursue" and sohu means "star."
Sometimes this katsina refers to Venus because its morning and evening
appearances seem to chase each other.
Ethnographer Jesse Walter Fewkes
conversely says that Nanga Sohu comes in two distinct versions depending on the
village in which he dances. The katsina of Oraibi has a single
four-pointed star in the middle of his mask and trailing eagle feathers similar
to that of a Plains Indian war bonnet. [Drawing below from Hopi Katchinas,
Dover Publications, Inc.]
In the village of Walpi,
however, the most prominent feature of this spirit being is the three
four-pointed stars arranged horizontally in a row across the top of his head. In
this case he is referred to as simply Sohu Katsina. These stars bring to mind
the most important constellation in Hopi cosmology, Orion, in particular his
belt. The prominent sidereal triad is significantly composed of blue or blue-white
Incidentally, the Hopi word soto
means "stars" while soti means "end."
In August of 2007, a few
months before Comet Holmes erupted, headlines also referred to a "bizarre star"
named Mira (as in "miraculous") located in the constellation Cetus, the Whale.
This ferocious leviathan was, by the way, turned into stone by Medusa's severed
head brandished by Perseus.
Actually Mira is a binary
star 418 light-years away. (Because vast distances act as a sort of time
machine, the starlight we currently see -- as of 2007 -- left its sidereal point in
1589 AD, the year the ill-fated city of Hiroshima was founded.) Mira A is also an
oscillating variable star and was the first non-supernova variable star
discovered, with the possible exception of Algol. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mira] We recall that Algol in
Perseus was known as the "eye of the demon."
Mira, at any rate, is a completely unique astronomical object because of
its glowing blue, comet-like tail that extends over a distance of 13
light-years. The Hopi also predicted that soon after the arrival of the Blue
Star Katsina, the Red Star Katsina (Paha Sohu) would come and act as the
Purifier. It may be significant that Mira is a large red giant star with a long
blue tail. (See the NASA video
of Mira's path. QuickTime
On March 25th of 1996 Comet Hyakutake came
within 9.3 million miles of Earth. It was distinctly bluish-turquoise in color
and had the longest tail ever seen. It is also a long-period comet, making it
previous appearance about 15,000 years ago.
In the following year Comet Hale-Bopp dazzled spectators
with it double blue-yellow tail. It was more luminous than any star except the
brightest one, Sirius, and was visible to the naked eye for a record eighteen
months. It last came around about 4,200 years ago. (See YouTube
time lapse video of Comet Hale-Bopp. Also watch Comet
Hale-Bopp Nucleus Animation.)
In 1997 Hale-Bopp also fueled the Heavenís Gate mass
suicide pact at Rancho Santa Fe, California. Leader Marshall
Applewhite and his thirty-eight cult members believed that an alien
spacecraft carrying Jesus was hidden behind the comet. By that time millennial
fever had clearly set in.
It may be more than a coincidence, though, that both
Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp passed right between the eyes of Medusa's head in
Perseus (though along perpendicular paths) on April 11th -- exactly one
year apart! [http://www.eaglestation.com/medusa.html]
Star Chart showing path of Comet Hyakutake.)
Many speculated that either Comet Hyakutake or Comet
Hale-Bopp with their long blue tails streaking across the sky could be the Blue
Star Katsina. A decade later Comet Holmes is being considered for the same
prophetic role. During these final days, various signs in the sky are rife.
Astrophysicist Paul A. LaViolette, Ph.D., claims that the Blue Star may
instead be a cosmic volley from the center of our galaxy that long ago
imprinted itself on the mythological tableaux of many cultures around the world
and is likely to recur. The blast would have manifested as a blue-white star a
thousand times brighter than Sirius.
"As the cores of distant exploding
galaxies are observed to have a bright blue, star-like appearance, it is reasonable
to expect that the core of our own Galaxy would have a similar appearance
during its explosive phase, so the legendary appearance of the Blue Star could
be referring to an explosion of our Galaxy's core.... This frightening
spectacle may have appeared to ancient inhabitants as a gigantic punishing
"Eye" in the sky, the entire form occupying about a 16-degree field of view, or
about 32 solar diameters. The "iris" would have a diameter of about 4 degrees
with a brilliant light emanating from its central pupil -- the Blue Star."
amorphous nebulae and dust clouds along with a network of cobweb-like filaments
would have surrounded the luminous blue oval in the vicinity of Sagittarius A.
Dr. LaViolette says that a superwave of cosmic rays, gravity, electromagnetic
energy, and synchrotron radiation accompanied the Blue Star, making it more
than a mere visual event.
"Perhaps the most frightening phenomenon
to occur in this early stage would be the prompt arrival of the electromagnetic
pulse and, some days later, the onslaught of the gravity wave, with its ensuing
crustal torque, which would have caused earthquakes and volcanic eruptions."
[Paul A. LaViolette, Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age,
Bear & Company, 2005, 1997]
Just over twenty years ago, Supernova 1987A burst into our consciousness as the one of the initial recent candidates for the Hopi Blue Star. Issuing from the Large Megellanic Cloud (a dwarf galaxy located between the southern constellations of Dorado and Mensa), the light from the explosion of this blue supergiant left its surface about 160,000 years ago and finally reached Earth on February 23rd, 1987. By May it reached its maximum magnitude of 3, becoming the brightest supernova since the invention of the telescope.
In her excellent book Beyond Prophecies and Predictions [Ballantine
Books, 1994, 1980], Moira Timms describes its effects:
"Within the first ten minutes of
going supernova, an intense blast of neutrinos -- one hundred times more than the
sun will radiate in its entire ten billion year lifetime -- raced ahead of the
shockwave. These subatomic, massless, chargeless particles silently zoomed
directly through the Earth, south to north, along the corridor of Earth's
magnetic force lines. The neutrino salvo preceded a flash volume of ultraviolet
and infrared radiation, X-rays, and gamma rays. Reports said the radiation
released in the first few seconds was as much as that from all the stars and
galaxies in the visible universe combined."
These neutrinos, or "ghost particles," may have caused subtle mutations in
both the DNA of our physical bodies and the vital essence of our etheric
bodies, thereby rebooting our psyches. It may have also generally effected the
electromagnetic matrix of our planetary grid system.
Moreover, the catalytic cosmic particles, radiation, and antimatter
streamed from south to north, surging past our own galactic center near
Sagittarius and targeting the south pole of the Earth's ecliptic. This
transformative star-stuff then shot beyond Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder,
traveled across the thigh of Hercules, and continued northward toward Draco,
the Dragon, which is coiled around the north pole crowned by Polaris.
In Hopi cosmology it is significant to note that a hero twin sits at each
pole of the world axis. Palöngawhoya commands the serpent spiraling around the
south pole and is charged with overseeing the Earth's vibratory centers, or
vortexes, as well as vibrations in the air. Pöq·nghoya controls the serpent wrapped
around the north pole, keeping the earth stable and solid. Together they keep
the Earth rotating properly.
The shock wave of cosmic energy from the supernova, however, may have
altered this delicate balance. Hence, in the last few decades we have seen an
increase in seismic activity (temblors and plate tectonics), volcanoes,
magnetic pole shifts, and crustal displacements.
SN1987A arrived, by the way, just six months before the Harmonic
Convergence, the New Age event which supposedly heralded the global shift to a
new era of peace and started the final quarter-century countdown to the end of
the Mayan Calendar on the winter solstice, 2012. Timms eloquently describes the
impact of the supernovaís visitation:
"With impeccable timing, the Blue Star Supernova
appeared in synchronicity with the unfolding of the Mayan calendar and the Hopi
revelation. In an instant, quicker than the eye could blink or the phosphene
flare in the inner dimensions of the mind, the consciousness of the planet was
encoded and imprinted. A superluminal transfer of extragalactic frequencies
from deep space impregnated the Earth with the starseeds of neutrinos and
radiation. Penetrating to the heart of the Earthís magnetic core, this
jump-start of cosmic energy served to accelerate the vibrational frequency of
the life force, preparing us for an unprecedented evolutionary leap."
We marvel at sophistocated instruments such as the Chandra X-Ray Telscope
or the Hubble Space Telescope and their hauntingly beautiful images of deep
space. See, for instance, the photo below of Supernova 1987A taken by Chandra
in February 2007.
Hubble photos show the supernova as an expanding orange circle coalescing
into radiant pearls of light around a cloudy, bluish-purple center. And this is
twenty years after the fact! Hubble Space Telescope (QuickTime) video.
(Also watch a NASA
animation (MPEG 1).
Instead of entering a ring
of enlightenment, however, we may first have to go through a ring of fire. As
previously stated, the Blue Star foreshadows an Armageddon-like scenario. Hopi prophesy
as recorded in Watersí book bluntly states that atomic weapons and radioactive
fallout will ultimately destroy most of Americaís "land and life" (in Hopi, tutskwa
The Hopi Mesas, however,
will be an oasis to which refugees will flee. This will essentially be a war
between spiritual and material forces, however. Those who do not participate in
the killing and destruction will be the ones who transition to the new Fifth
World. (First Mesa pictured above coincidentally looks like a comet with its
tail trailing to the far right toward the village of Walpi. The village of Hano
is to the left and Sichomovi is in the middle.)
Dakota (Sioux) musician,
actor, and activist Floyd Red Crow Westerman has said: "It's the Hopi belief,
it's our belief, that if you're not spiritually connected to the Earth and
understand the spiritual reality of how to live on Earth, it's likely you will
not make it." ["Indigenous
Native American Prophecy," video]
During the 20th
century Hopi elders had continued their longstanding tradition of prophecy. In
July of 1955, for instance, the Bureau of Indian Affairs met with Hopi leaders
at Keams Canyon, Arizona. The purpose was to hear about problems such as grazing
rights, livestock management, forced attendance of boarding schools, dunking of
Hopis into sheep-dipping vats, the introduction of alcohol on the reservation,
and other such mundane though important matters.
Interspersed in these
comments delivered in the Hopi language, however, were legends of the earliest
times as well as prophesies of the End Times. [This and subsequent quotations
are from Hopi Hearings, July 15-30, 1955. (Phoenix, Arizona: United
States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Hopi Agency: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Phoenix
Area Office, 1955.]
For instance, Julius Doopkema remarks directly on
"It is because I have foresight
and can see what there is in store for the Hopi people and because we have
received much knowledge and wisdom from our forefathers who taught us in the
past and prophesized that such conditions would exist, that there would be many
conflicts, that there would be great strife between the people. I might say,
too, here that it was told to us by our elders in the tribe that there in time
would be a road in the sky, and they also had predicted that there would be
many types of vehicles traveling these roads and there would be broad roads
graded upon the land. By observing these things, it seems to me it is a fulfillment
of the prophecies of our people."
Mr. Doopkema also discusses the conclusion of the
Hopi ceremonial cycle:
is another theory taught to us by our people: that the time will come that all
these ceremonies of our people will cease to function and then again it has
been told to us that the Katchina [katsina] ceremonies will be toward
the last end of the Hopi life."
Lewis Numkena describes the coming world wars:
grandfather] ... also told us that there will be four wars, but he said this would
not be taking place until many roads are to be built upon the earth and there
will be roads in the air and in the water. And then after these things are
completed there will be wars upon the earth, in the air and upon the water and
all through the earth, but not until the fourth time for the people who are
known as the 'Reds' will be the last, and the time will come when there will be
a rain of bombs and a rain of bullets as he described as hail stones. And then
he said there will be a stream of blood as if a river were running on earth,
and then the earth will be burned."
Remember that Mr. Numkena is speaking in the
mid-twentieth century about precognitive visions his grandfather had seen. Whether
or not his mention of 'Reds' reflects merely the current preoccupation with
Communism is difficult to determine. This, on the other hand, might refer to
Tibetan Buddhists with their red robes, or the Red Hat sect of the same
Katchongva talks about the Purification:
"But there will be a purification day where
all those who have done wrong or committed great sins will be punished at that
time. The Hopi only knows of these great wars to take place. The third war will
be the one to take place at purification time upon this land."
Ralph Salina discusses the White Brother named
Pahana, who established the Hopi life-pattern at the beginning of the Fourth
World, and who will return to make sure that his Red Brother (the Hopi tribe)
is still abiding by his original religious teachings. If not, punishment will
is the duty of the Hopi, and so we are not going to let go of this life[-pattern]
because we are all fully aware of this White Brother who will come and either
destroy us or give us everlasting life."
Andrew Hermquaftewa refers to a 'tool' the Purifier
will use -- perhaps some sort of cosmic weapon of mass destruction. It will not be
used, however, if the Hopi continue to follow the initial life-pattern. There
is some confusion as to whether Pahana and the Purifier are the same figure:
instructed that we are all moving towards the day of purification when the
Purifier himself will come. He will have the tool, but if we continue to follow
this pattern that he has set up for us, the tool will not be able to be used.
He will not have any use for it."
In a time when beheadings by jihadist groups are
routinely posted on the Internet, one statement by David Monongye is
figures up here [on a petroglyph] represent a man without a head. These are the
wicked people because wicked people cause other people hardship and do all
manner of wickedness in this life, and if we follow them up to the purification
time which we all know from our tradition, all wicked people will be beheaded.
Everyone knows of these teachings so many of our own Hopi people are holding
fast to this life. Let us look back to our own teachings and see that we do not
destroy this life and hold fast to it."
Chief Katchongva also comments on the immediate
are awaiting our brother who has been commissioned at the time we came here to
do this duty which was placed upon him. It is he, who, when he comes upon our
land, will purify this land. This is his duty ... Now this is the only thing that
is left in the future: that is the coming of the Purifier. We have already
passed through a great many troubles, and that has been fulfilled. Now we go on
to the future."
Either the Purifier is Pahana and the Red Star is the
agent of purification or the Purifier is the Red Star Katsina himself. Prophecy
is not always crystal-clear. This much, however, is clear: he is coming soon.
Many Hopis believe that the only salvation for
humanity will be to act in accordance with Mother Earth and in balance with the
natural rhythms of life. The concept mentioned above of tutskwa i'qatsi ('land
and life') is, they say, the key to our future survival. Peter Nuvamsa spoke
about this at the 1955 hearings, years before the ecological movement:
and its Purpose ... The Hopi Tutsquat (Land) is our love and will always be, and it
is our land upon which our leader fixes and tells the dates for our religious
life. Our land, our religion and our life are one, and our leader, with
humbleness, understanding, and determination, performs his duty to us by
keeping them as one and thus insuring prosperity and security for the people."
Not In Our Stars,
But In Ourselves
As my book The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of
the American Southwest [Adventures
Unlimited Press, 2006] has shown, the Hopi along with most other
traditional cultures once abided by the hermetic maxim "As above, so below." To
some degree, they still do. We can add a correlative: "As without, so within."
In the time before incandescent lighting and
television drove most of us indoors after sunset, sky watchers by moonlight or
starlight made precise observations of celestial mechanics. They knew the
farthest reaches of the visible universe as intimately as we know our own
neighborhoods. Any disruption of the natural rhythms in the glistening dome
above soon became glaringly apparent.
The significance went well beyond patient observation
and accumulation of data, however. Anomalies such as comets, supernovae, or
meteors were the subject of much discussion and debate by astronomer-priests.
Chaos in the heavens augured chaos on the earth.
Pioneering Atlantis researcher Ignatius Donnelly sums
up the innate trepidation that comets engender:
an inherited instinct, regards the comet as a great terror and a great foe; and
the heart of humanity sits uneasily when one blazes in the sky. Even to the
scholar and the scientist they are a puzzle and a fear; they are erratic,
unusual, anarchical, monstrousósomething let loose, like a tiger of the
heavens, athwart an orderly, peaceful, and harmonious world. They may be
impalpable and harmless attenuations of gas, or they may be loaded with death
and ruin; but in any event man can not contemplate them without terror." [Ragnarok:
The Age of Fire and Gravel, University Books, 1970.]
The frightening appearance of a comet usually
resulted in various clans and ritual societies (especially among the Hopi)
performing sacred ceremonies in order to bring the cosmos back into balance.
Many times it worked, simply because these traditional cultures were still
living in what poet Charles Olson has termed the ìhuman universe."
We now function under a different paradigm, where
science frequently cancels out religion. Although the pendulum is starting to
swing the other way, and recent theories of astrophysics frequently resemble
the arcane doctrines of metaphysics, the quotidian reality for most of us is
decidedly secular and material.
What, then, are we to make of yet another comet
blasting into our global awareness? This one named 8P/Tuttle becomes the most
visible from Earth on January 2, 2008. It will be 0.25 AU away, or about 23
million miles. (An Astronomical Unit is the average distance between the Earth and the
Sun -- about 93 million miles. At its
closest point Mars, for instance, is 36 million miles away from Earth.) This
promises to be another dramatic "apparition," not of a ghost but of the sudden
cometary display visible through binoculars or even the naked eye.
Photo by Mike Broussard,
8P/Tuttle on December 4, 2007, 90 sec. exposure at ISO 1600.
Comet Tuttle generates the Ursids meteor shower (in
Ursa Minor) that achieves its maximum on December 22, while the Hopi are
performing their Soyal. This winter solstice ceremony marks the end of
the non-katsina season and the beginning of the katsina season in
the annual cycle. One of the key figures in this ritual is called "Star Man,"
who dances in the kiva (or subterranean prayer chamber) and wears a
headdress made of four white corn leaves representing a four-pointed star,
similar to that of the Nanga Sohu previously mentioned.
During this time when the Sun enters the zodiacal
sea-goat Capricornus, Comet Tuttle will be passing through Cassiopeia. This
constellation was named for the vain and haughty queen of Phoenician Ethiopia.
(This is not the African country we know today but instead the ancient state
whose capital was Joppa, the modern-day port city Jaffa, Israel, where,
incidentally, Jonah set off toward Tarshish but encountered along the way a
rather big fish.)
Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than
the sea nymphs, which angered Poseidon and caused him to flood her country. (A
deluge, the Hopi say, also destroyed their previous Third World.) In order to
appease the sea god, she and her husband, King Cepheus, sacrificed their
daughter Andromeda by chaining her to the rocks on the Levantine coast for the
sea-beast Cetus to find and eat. As stated above, Perseus rescued Andromeda by
using the Medusa's head to literally petrify Cetus. Perseus was rewarded by
gaining Andromeda as his wife.
Is the fact that Comet Tuttle passes through this
mythologically rich constellation during the solstice merely fluke? A quirk?
The proverbial coincidence? Or is it a more profound case of synchronicity?
Here is another potential case of ìmeaningful
coincidence,î this one related to the comet discussed at the beginning of this
essay: "According to the physicist James McCanney,
Comet Holmes is likely to experience another plasma discharge when it comes
into alignment with the electromagnetic tails of the Earth and Mars on December
22. [emphasis added] This is likely to again make Comet Holmes easily
visible to the naked eye." [http://www.exopolitics.com/]
(Unfortunately this also coincides with a nearly full moon, which makes
In this age each of us must pick our individual way
through a thicket of conflicting ideologies and worldviews. We can say with
impunity, however, that Comet 17P/Holmes and Comet 8P/Tuttle join the growing
list of celestial signals foretelling our potential transition from the current
age of dissolution and despair to the pristine world ahead. Whether or not any
one of them is actually the Blue Star of Hopi prophecy will depend upon what
variable time line the course of history takes.
Comet Holmes is conjunct with the "Demon Star" Algol
on Jan. 21, 2008, when the Sun enters Aquarius.
Because destiny is dynamic rather than fixed, our
collective thoughts and actions ultimately influence the outcome. The noosphere
of our positive spiritual energy could soften the blows of the coming
catastrophe or even avert it altogether. We can look up to the stars for
guidance, but the final decision is up to us.
November-December 22, 2007
Chino Valley, Arizona
Gary A. David is author of The Orion Zone:
Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest, available from www.adventuresunlimitedpress.com.
His book Eye of the Phoenix: Mysterious Visions and Secrets of the American
Southwest will be published in early 2008. He and his family have lived in
rural northern Arizona, USA, for thirteen years.
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