A year ago, any mention of any kind of extraterrestrial activity here -Sirius, UFOs, AAT- would be purely in the context of pop culture. I had no idea so many of these symbols would begin to bleed (allegedly) into the political sphere. Which, of course, is merely theater of a different kind.
There's a whole corpus of material looking at the Sirius phenomenon out there, going back many, many years. I first became aware of it all when indie publisher Sirius Entertainment contracted me for my first comic book series (which I previously wrote about here). The publisher dabbled in pop occulture, and was a fan of The Sirius Mystery by Robert Temple. And of course, Richard Hoagland has done a lot of interesting work on the Sirius Enigma as well, which I was reading in the 90s.
Two years ago, Raiders News Update editor Tom Horn went on PID Radio with Derek and Sharon Gilbert to ask the question, "Is there a Sirius Cult in the Government?" You can listen to this two-part interview here and here. Just be aware that the information is given a heavy Christian Evangelical spin, which may not be to everyone's taste. But Tom Horn really does his homework, and offers up some interesting data. As always, look for questions, not answers.
So, are we looking at Astrotheology or Astronaut Theology? A few years back I was solely focused on the former, and mainly interested in ancient mystery cults and their symbology. The major turning point in all of this may have been the absolutely mind-boggling imagery on the Masonic First Degree Tracing Board.
My research into Masonic history was initially predicated on plain old sun worship, and eventually brought me back to the priests of Helipolis, the Shemsu Hor. Not only were they the royal astronomers, but they were also the architects, responsible for designing all of the massive stonework temples. Which is another way of saying they were Egypt's Masons. And they did it in dedication to the last god-king of Egypt, Horus, who followed his father Osiris (who died on 3/17 and was later raised) back to the Orion constellation. Not a small matter for those folks.
Given this lineage, I guess we shouldn't be surprised to learn that the next manned mission to the Moon will be called the Orion 17, part of Project Constellation, whose mission patch encodes that magic 3/17. There's some Astronaut Theology for you.
Finally, lest any of think that AAT started with Von Daniken or Sitchin, you might want to take a gander at Charles Fort's Book of the Damned. This seminal UFO study was written in 1918 and online in its entirety on Sacred Texts.
The record is clear- UFOology and AAT are old as mankind. What it all means, I'm still unsure. But it's a fascinating mythos at the very least, one that seems to be re-emerging despite the best efforts of the gatekeepers in the media (and that's both mainstream and alternative, mind you) to laugh it all away. I have no doubt Dogstar symbolism will pop up in the Memestream on a regular basis in the weeks and months ahead. I'm working up a megapost on Obama's deep connections to all of this weirdness that I hope to have up in time for the in-augur-ation.
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