Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas: An older secular narrative?

The Principle

The Principle is a 2014 American documentary film produced by Rick Delano and Robert Sungenis questioning the Copernican principle and discussing geocentricism. The film opened in Chicago on October 24, 2014. The film is narrated by Kate Mulgrew and features scientists such as Lawrence M. Krauss, Max Tegmark, Michio Kaku, George Ellis and Julian Barbour.


The Principle uses some of the external geocentric features of Stonehenge to show how the ancients may have viewed our place in the world. Later parts of the film compare modern day explanations against a perhaps biblical hypothesis that the Universe is geocentric.

The other, much more detailed, geocentric features at Stonehenge could point to a secular-rational prehistory rather than the type of religious paganism that is often assumed.
The research described in this blog (see this post of 2011) was the basis for this film segment:

Before the Druids

However, the film segment was short and could only focus on the layout of Stonehenge. The internal features of this monument are even more unusual, detailed and unique: They also happen to be identical to the design features that would be required to create a demonstration of rational geocentric beliefs.

A system with features identical to those found at Stonehenge can create a visual demonstration of the nature of the rotation of the Universe. Using only materials available at that time, this type of structure has been shown (see references below) to be ideal to create a bright miniature version of the Sun which rotates around, and rises on, the bar of a cross:

The reconstruction of Stonehenge (that was built to test the ideas and is discussed in detail in the booklet below) shows that all of Stonehenge's sub-structure features are the same as would be needed for this purpose. The explanation for this can be found in this blog, in papers on the Megalithic Portal and also in a booklet, which was subsequently expanded to reference all of the relevant archaeological findings:

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(Free download courtesy of Amazon from December 21 to Christmas Day 2016)

An early secular-rational society

The mechanism that may have been used at Stonehenge has a cross representing the polar axis of the apparent Universe (a cross set within a circle). This arrangement carries with it a "parent and child" type of imagery due to the creation of the small rising mini-sun which mimics the Sun's movement. The small "child sun" would rise on the cross to meet the Sun by rotating around the main axis of the cross (which must point to the North Star to mimic the apparent axis of the Sun's rotation about the Earth).

This arrangement can also be brought to life again the next day, or at another time of year, as required:

Winter solstice represents the birth of a new year for those that live in the Northern Hemisphere. The most recent archaeological discoveries at Stonehenge suggests that the winter solstice was the main feasting celebration of that era. At Stonehenge, the technical details found in the monument also suggest that a second set of celebrations, some form of second rising of the 'child-sun', may have occurred at Easter and possibly mid-summer.
In a simplified version of our world, anything can be pulled down but very little has the power to go up. That simplified view puts the Earth at the lowest part of the Universe (the bottom or 'sinkhole' of everything rather than the centre as we understand it). This logical rationale could also be used to suggest the idea of heaven and hell.

The remnants of a secular-rational society

Other than the notes left behind by Caesar, there is scant recorded information about the Druids. The culture was said by the European Druids to have originated in Britain and to have spread across large swathes of Northern Europe. Though some folklore exists, there are no records of the earlier culture that built Stonehenge. Stonehenge defines the point at which monument building more or less stopped.

Secular-rational geocentric beliefs, of which there seem to be remnants at Stonehenge, appear to duplicate the symbols of Christianity: A society generating that type of a philosophy (of geocentrism) would have a cross as the main symbol. It also would create a 'child and parent' symbology. The shining 'child' would have risen on a cross towards the heavens and the seasonal timing of this type of demonstration also appears to have correlations to Christ's birth and death.

Many of the monuments built prior to Stonehenge appear to show that a large scale effort was made to understand for the nature of the world. An example of this is Newgrange in Ireland, [documentation here], where that monument has features that would be required to detect changes in the Sun's solstice movement. The reasoning for this appears to be related to a concern for survival in the event of a change of climate.

A summary

Stonehenge's purpose, as hypothesised here, appears to have been to summarise all of the findings from earlier investigations. After the investigations stopped, all monument building ceased and, for reasons that are not known, the civilisation seems to have then disappeared.

One possible explanation for the lack of knowledge about beliefs in Northern Europe prior to Christianity is that all the earlier rational symbols may have been incorporated into later religious themes: Perhaps the remains of an ancient secular belief system has always been with us, but hiding in plain sight?

Sample reviews of the geocentric works:

‘‘I do agree with you that the basic structure of Stonehenge is essentially a working model of their cosmos/perceived Universe....’’ Professor Tim Darvill OBE
‘‘Overall I found this publication highly readable, being both informative and slightly controversial.’’...‘‘The one thing that makes this book a winner is the fact that it’s central theory is not a house of cards.’’...‘‘Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in Stonehenge.’’ The Megalithic Portal. 2012 

‘‘Unlike many books of this type, Morris shows how the Neolithic people could have studied the heavens using common sense and appropriate technology. He allows our ancestors to have the ability to work things out for themselves. It remains to be seen whether Stonehenge was a device for educating Neolithic people in astronomy but it certainly taught me a thing or two.’’ Northern Earth

1 comment:

  1. by any chance have you seen the longer documentary Journey to the Center of the Universe? It is much more technical and has sort of changed my worldview. A paradigm i thought was absolutely ridiculous for all of my life has essentially been overturned in the past few months.