Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Astronomy Domine: The Revelation Star Map

OK, we have a whole lot of information to sift through and the connections here might take a lot of time to soak in.  So let's get this thing going...

First, I want to be entirely clear that I'm making no historical or theological claims with this work. This is not "Astrotheology," as it's been commonly understood. 

That being said, I've been mulling over all this for quite a while and seeing it all laid out like this is actually pretty mindblowing. I think whoever actually wrote The Book of Revelation was a semiotic and cryptographic genius of the very highest order. I think you'll agree.

My initial theory is that what this is really all about is laying the groundwork for understanding the significance of observed phenomena in the Heavens (nova, comets, etc), for instance my theory that the Locusts of Revelation 9 might prophesy a particularly violent Draconids meteror shower.

My further theory is that it's all meant to act as a clock, a way for those who understood the coding to know when to expect something really major to go down here on Earth.

But I just want to be clear again that I'm not trying to negate or disprove someone else's interpretation or exegesis of this prophetic work. In fact, my understanding of truly sophisticated prophecy allows for a number of different interpretations to be equally valid.

With all that said, strap on your shoulder-belts and get ready for a wild ride. I don't know if other researchers have discovered any of these alignments and correlations but either way, I think it's something every Secret Sun reader should pay close attention to.

I recommend everyone download a good constellations map so you can see how the alignments work out in context.


The descriptions of the Four Horseman of Revelation align with signs directly preceding the quarters- The Equinoxes and Solstices- or in the case of Sagittarius represent that sign itself. Note these are either centaurs (literally Horse-Men) or horses bordered by "riders", male-symbolized constellations preceding the horses.


REVELATION 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

Sagittarius precedes Winter Solstice

REVELATION 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown (CORONA AUSTRALIS) was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.


REVELATION 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

Aligned with Pisces,

which precedes Spring Equinox

REVELATION 6:4 And there went out another horse that was red*

REVELATION 6:4 (CONT.) And power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

* A number of the key stars in Pegasus are red giants.


REVELATION 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse;

Monoceros aligns with Summer Solstice


REVELATION 6:5 (Cont.) And he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.


REVELATION 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Pearls and Pennies? Why does that sound familiar?


Centaurus straddles Autumnal Equinox 

REVELATION 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

REVELATION 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell (probably HYDRA) followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

This may not be the best time to remind everyone that the closest stars to Earth are in Centaurus (Alpha and Proxima Centauri).


I'm not exactly sure what the locusts themselves are meant to represent-- my guess may be a particularly-violent Draconids meteor shower, but the text clearly takes us from Corona Borealis (the Northern Crown) to Corona Australis (the Southern Crown).

The prologue might seem a bit unclear but kicks in tightly once we get to the crowns.

Do note that Saint John of Patmos didn't seem to hold the southern celestial hemisphere in particularly high regard.

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REVELATION 9:3 And there came out of the smoke (DRACO= the Pit) locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

REVELATION 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

Cerberus- associated with Hell 

Represented by snakes, whose torment (bite) 
is "like that of a scorpion" (sting)

REVELATION 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months (LEO, VIRGO, LIBRA, SCORPIUS, SAGITTARIUS) and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion (CERBERUS), when he striketh a man (HERCULES).

REVELATION 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

REVELATION 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold (CORONA BOREALIS), and their faces were as the faces of men (BOOTES).

REVELATION 9:8 And they had hair (COMA BERENICES) as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions (LEO).

REVELATION 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron (CRATER); and the sound of their wings (CORVUS) was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle (CENTAURUS).

REVELATION 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions (SCORPIO), and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

Sagittarius is the First Horseman

REVELATION 9:11 And they had a king over them, (CORONA AUSTRALIS) which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

(Apollo was associated with arrows and archery).


I don't know the significance of the Cross-Quarters in relation to the Four Angels (often confused with the Four Horsemen) but the alignments are certainly clear enough. If you know your cross-quarter Celtic holidays this should be all obvious enough.

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REVELATION 9: 13 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. 

REVELATION 9: 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”

REVELATION 9: 15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 


Corresponds with Imbolc

REVELATION 9:16 The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.


Corresponds with Beltane 

REVELATION 9:17 The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates (STARS) were (1) fiery red, (2) dark blue, and (3) yellow as sulfur.

NOTE: Algol, "the Demon Star," is in Perseus. It is a three-star system. 


Corresponds with Lughnasadh

REVELATION 9:17 (cont.) The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur.

REVELATION 9: 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.

(Summer was commonly associated with plagues in ancient world)


Corresponds with Samhain

REVELATION 9:19 The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.


Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles believed they were the Two Witnesses of the Apocalypse but I think the clear connection to Gemini here (whose symbol resembles an 11) is yet another reason to disqualify them.

REVELATION 11:3 And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”

REVELATION 11:4 They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”

REVELATION 11:5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.

REVELATION 11:6  They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.


REVELATION 11: 7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.


This is particularly fascinating given how many people try to explain this but don't bother to look at the rest of the night sky to align with the Woman's flight into the wilderness. But again, it's self-explanatory in my opinion.


REVELATION 12: 1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 

REVELATION 12: 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 


REVELATION 12:3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 

REVELATION 12:4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. 


REVELATION 12:4 (cont.)The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.


REVELATION 12:5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”


REVELATION 12:5 And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.

Draco (Satan) and God (Cepheus) battle for control of the Celestial North Pole, or "Throne of Heaven."


REVELATION 12:6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.


REVELATION 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.

REVELATION 12:8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven (possibly the SERPENS CAPUT-CAUDA split).

REVELATION 12:9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

SERPENS CAUDA (Serpent Tail)

REVELATION 12:13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.


REVELATION 12:14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.


REVELATION 12:15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 

REVELATION 12:16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth (possibly CETUS or more likely, PISCIS AUSTRINIS) and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 

PISCES (Symbol of Early Christians) 

REVELATION 12:17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring (PISCES)—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.


We've looked at this one several times before, but it remains a fascinating work of celestial symbology, in my opinion.

Cancer is the 7th month and
traditionally depicted with ten limbs

REVELATION 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea (HYDRA), having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name (CANCER borders HYDRA'S HEAD). 

REVELATION 13:2 (Cont.) Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard (Leo Amorphōtoi, now LEO MINOR), his feet were like the feet of a bear (URSA MAJOR), and his mouth like the mouth of a lion (LEO MAJOR).

REVELATION 13:2 (Cont.) The dragon gave him his power, his throne 
(DRACO in North), and great authority (possibly HYDRA in South).


Another alignment we looked at that I believe some other researchers may have touched upon, at least in part. But it's kind of the thing that threw this whole alignment situation wide open for me.

Given the context of the writing of the Book of Revelation, the connection between Coma Berenices and the hated Greco-Roman-Egyptian ruling class in Alexandria would be a slam dunk.

REVELATION 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore (COMA BERENICES) that sitteth upon many waters (HYDRA):

Hydra = "Many Waters"

REVELATION 17:2  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine (CRATER) of her fornication (probably COMA-LEO CUSP, given the latter's connection to kingship).

REVELATION 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast (LEO), full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns (HYDRA is coterminous with CANCER).

REVELATION 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls (stars), having a golden cup (CRATER) in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

REVELATION 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Well, I think that's enough to get this ball rolling. Let me know what you think. There's a lot more to come but I wanted to plant my flag in this thing before someone else figures it out!

TAKE NOTICE: Trolls and bashers need not apply...


  1. I've always had an affinity for Bellatrix.

    1. You know me ~
      :responds with Final Fantasy:

    2. He probably just means the band Bellatrix - they were better before they changed their name, and sang mainly in their native language. Like this

  2. Any theories of what the clock is ticking down to? I like to hope it maybe a simultaneous merging of everyone's consciousness and subconscious.

    1. We should probably ask Jaz Coleman...

    2. Ewww... there are plenty of folks that I wouldn't want to be merging with! BTW - in reading a Tony Bushby book, I found that the Book of Revelation is nearly a word-for-word plagiary of Cumaean Sibyl (of the "Sibylline Prophecies" fame) dating back around 500BC. Dionysius and Jerome (author of the Latin Vulgate) denounced it as a forgery promoted by Cerinthus, and it nearly didn't make the canon.

    3. Hmmm, word for word? Did Bushby actually read either? Be aware that there were a lot of forgeries floating around for a very long time.

      But you can't go wrong citing the Sibyl with me, my friend.

    4. Yes, except for the first few verses, a virtual word-for-word ripoff. The Jewish apocalyptic sects beginning in the 2nd century BC appeared to have been enamored with the texts. The book of Daniel was written in Arabic around the same time. The idea that these old Pagan prophecies were pressed into service during the 2nd-temple period seems pretty likely.

    5. Milton Terry wrote in his 1899 translation of The Sybilline Oracles: "..Notable are apocalyptic passages scattered throughout which at times seem like a first draft of the Biblical Book of Revelation." In Chapter 11 of his The Secret in the Bible, Tony Bushby wrote: " its original pre-Christian form, it was the aforementioned document called 'The Mysteries of Osiris and Isis" [which was discovered in the Vatican Archives, 1925]. Bushby also states that "...the Sibyl's works were regarded as 'the mouthpiece of God' (Irenaeus)" and that "an Egyptian presbyter 'wrote over' the original Sibyl's document to create the fabricated version now in the New Testament." On page 280 of Bushby's "The Crucifixion of Truth" the actual text of The Mysteries of Osiris and Isis is printed, and the it is inescapable identical with the Book of Revelation, beginning with verse 7 except for the omission of 666 and a few other details are missing (like the dreaded curse at the end.)

    6. Thought I'd post a link to the Terry translation of the Sibylline Oracles, for anyone interested in comparing them to the Book of Revelation- or, for that matter, anyone who's just interested in checking them out:

      I personally think that, for anyone who can separate wheat from chaff, there's a tremendous amount of wisdom to be had in the Oracles; wisdom that's speaking directly to *our* day. And a great deal of the subject matter goes hand-in-hand with the running themes of the Secret Sun.

      Of course, that's only this one redneck mystic's take on the Oracles, so it's just possible that another's mileage may vary!

    7. Put this untutored, gap-toothed redneck on the stack as well!

    8. Armed with Chris' cautionary statement, I read Milton Terry's translation carefully. It reads like an attempt to integrate the Greek/Roman culture and gods into the Hebrew Yahwist culture. When "church fathers" like Eusebius and Lactantius openly endorse it, flags go up. It's not just the apocalyptic language; it's all the details, including the Greek name of Jesus (Ihsou~s), his coming from Egypt, the flood - everything.

    9. For whatever it might be worth...there's a lot of evidence that the ancient Yahwists were pagans: Yahweh was to be worshipped as the Most High God, but not the *only* god; the Old Testament is full of references to other deities: sometimes in adversarial relations to Yahweh, but most often not. For instance, right after the beginning of the Exodus, Yahweh warns the assembled Israelites that they must not disrespect "the gods among you"(!).

      For that matter, a lot of pagans revered Jesus. Porphyry, in his "Philosophy from Oracles", records being upbraided by an oracle who told him that he must never disparage Jesus, as Jesus was sent by the gods to lead his people back to the truth, at a time when they had fallen under the spell of minor earth spirits.

      Of course, I wouldn't dream of asking anyone to take my word for it. But check out the primary sources, and you might be as amazed as I was!

      Reading the ancient literature like that was one part of my realization that it's a *crowded* universe out there...and that a lot of the entities (for instance, the Siren) who get discussed here at the Secret Sun are *not* metaphors or symbols.

      Apologies for having went on at such length! Also, I think my first reply to your comment ended up at the bottom of the page: sorry for that also.


    10. Khadir, it makes me wonder what is being taught in all of these (presumably) Christian academic institutions. That the early Hebrews shared the same gods and culture of the other people in the region is inescapable; they were not "monotheistic" as I was taught to believe since I was a kid. Then within the Hebrews, there were the Elohyists and the Yahwists, with the now-obvious attempt to merge the two (along with the Priestly texts). Now, when I'm asked: "Do you love God?" I always ask: "Which god?" Watch them bluescreen...

  3. Interesting timing you posted this just as I finished the "Ancient Spooks" series on Miles Mathis website. I think they go together nicely.

    1. Any idea how we can check it out, Vaughan?

    2. At this link, do Control+F to look for the word "spook" and it will show the 5 part series.

  4. All you gotta do is look up a chart on human population growth. That's not sustainable, and when it collapses it will collapse preferentially to skill, genius, and luck.

    1. Well, let's have this conversation again when humans cover more than 5% of the planet's surface.

    2. You don't have to cover something to influence or control it
      and humans DO cover the entire planet, in another sense of the word
      Which is a tragedy with a capital T
      For all, including humans

  5. Interesting stuff. Doesnt make much sense to me but i reckon your onto something. Glad your breaking new ground again too.

    1. I like to think I'm always breaking new ground (teary sadface).

  6. Awesome work! Here is my contribution particularly to what you say about the clock:

    Back when I was graduating out of University in Biochem I was looking up at a zodiac tapestry I had hanging from the ceiling and suddenly the connection between everything I had been cramming about Molecular Biology/Chronobiology and Astrology became clear. As above, so below! The clock in heaven rotates at one speed, the molecular clocks in our body (mainly wakefulness, appetite and libido) at another, and the clocks in our cells, another. The smallest being the fastest.

    I post this because its a way of bringing two elements of your research together... the rituals in genetics and the rituals in space. Have a scan let me know what you think. I've provided links to more detailed descriptions at the top but if you have any specific questions I am more than happy to help. I find this all fascinating.

    1. Interesting, Blogos. I don't see the connection myself but look forward to see more.

  7. I'm not at all sure this is relevant, but, since Algol was mentioned, I thought I'd toss it out there, for whatever it's worth...

    Every culture in Antiquity, from Egypt to China (and probably as far back as the first Sumerian star-lists) thought Algol was straight-up bad news, a bad omen and a worse influence: but no one ever recorded just *why* it had such a terrible reputation. And none of the pre-modern astronomers mentioned what's easily Algol's most noticeable characteristic: that roughly every 3 days, it rapidly loses most of its brightness for 10 hours, then just as rapidly comes back to full strength. This is beyond strange, since Algol's variability is easily noted with the naked eye...but no one seemed to notice it until the late 1600s. The simple explanation- that Algol wasn't a variable star before then- is *way* beyond the bounds of what modern astronomy will allow, even just as a hypothesis.

    Algol comes from the Arabic "al-ghul" (source of our English word "ghoul", but stronger; in Arabic, it's a near-profanity), which is a pretty specific type of demon: one that eats human flesh. The name stands out because in standard Islamic theology, most demons are incapable of *physically* interacting with human beings.

    "Ghul" also is used to refer to a person that has engaged in cannibalism. Given the kinda desperate push the archons have given Cannibal Chic lately, and the fact that the Book of Revelation seems to be predicting the kind of catastrophes that have historically led to "cannibalism of necessity", I thought the Algol connection might be meaningful.

    As always, CLK, keep up the stellar work (pun only *sorta* intended!).

    1. Very tasty info-platter, Khadir. It was actually the astrologer Austin Coppock who first pointed me towards Algol and its cross-cultural importance. Don't forget the Batman villain Ra's Al-Ghul too.

    2. Algol was an early programming language.

    3. OK, there's at least some chance that this is just a case of Reality playing a weird joke on me, and no one else will get these results, *but*...

      I went to Bing and typed in "algol". The first result on the page was for the programming language. The second was the Wikipedia entry for the star...the *Scots* Wikipedia entry!

      I'm gonna guess that I probably don't need to explain just why that turned my head around slightly.

    4. Algol reminds me of something I read on an Internet forum for psychics several months ago... they were commenting on this astrological prediction coming from Serbia, of all places, about where Trump's presidency was heading. Algol featured heavily on the chart for some reason, and the astrologer argued that it was pretty bad news. Not that you need to be an astrologer to suspect that Trump's presidency would end badly, I could tell that from day one. Anyway, I throw that in case it's useful to anyone.

    5. Wasn't Ra's Al-Ghul's whole deal a radical environmental/depoplulation agenda ala Thanos in the Marvel movies?

  8. And the Good Omens trailer released (featuring the 4 Horseman and the Apocalypse)

    At 0:49 note the costume design of the four friends. Note the yellow, green, red and blue. This was the same choice for Sabrina the Teenage witch. They are prob. being coded to the elements and the Year of Malkuth.

    Also worth noting the use of Red throughout and in the sky images as around the end of May we should move from Green as predicted into Red (russet) - note the colour of the shop at 0:27 this is the colour they want all over the place around that time.

    1. I thought I was watching a clip of Supernatural there for a minute. Thanks for the link, look forward to seeing this one.

  9. Just when we started to lose thought of pearls.

    1. Pearls are always on my mind. But you know me, OCD Deluxe.

  10. I was watching clips from the movie 'Contact' today where Jodie Foster plays Elle Arroway and receives the mysterious space signal from Lyra/Vega.
    When I was checking out a few things on Foster's IMDB page I was amused to see that the two acting credits under her starring in 'Contact' were Foster voicing a character named Betty in an X-Files episode and then her credit for appearing on the 'Frasier' TV show.
    Betty Frasier?-)
    I haven't watched the full movie of 'Contact' in ages, nor have I ever read Sagan's book, but after listening to Gordon White interview a guy today about a remote viewing movie and reading about all the horses you mention here in this post Chris, I noticed at the 8 minute mark of this You Tube -
    the narrator shows a split screen of Arroway as a girl with a remote viewing drawing and a white horse over her head, plus a horse to her side as well as her as an adult seeing the same trees she drew as a child.
    I'll have to try and watch 'Contact' again soon.
    I don't know if those horses in that movie relate to what you are writing about here though as I get lost when people talk astronomy and the stars systems.
    All I pretty much know when it comes to the galaxy is that I am here:-)

    1. Outstanding, Dazza. You know me and the TXF links to YNW.

      It's interesting how few people who know astronomy know the Bible and how few people know the Bible know astronomy. But how many people know any of the constellations outside of the Zodiac and maybe Orion and Ursa Major? Far less than you might assume.

    2. Christianity and astrology are not compatible per se. It is regarded as a sin.

    3. Indeed. Note I said "astronomy."

    4. It gets better, Dazza- before Frasier Jodie Foster was in Nell. Here's a bit from Roger Ebert's review: And Jodie Foster is quite successful in creating a woman with completely alien speech cues and body language - a person who has not grown up learning how to let others know what she feels.

      IT. NEVER. ENDS.

    5. I read Sagan's book, and I'll tell you straight away the punchline: God has a message hidden in the digits of number pi in base 11. That's what all the geeks that ever read that book remember. Because the reaction of any geek to that is "WTF??!!??! Pi is a universal mathematical constant! I can't even imagine an entity that could tweak the digits of pi to their liking!" Which is exactly the reaction that Sagan was after, I'm sure.

      Interesting that there is a connection to remote viewing. I don't remember one in the book, but apart from the big WTF moment, I don't remember that much except being bored by it, and terribly disappointed that it was boring when I wanted so much to be fascinated by it. It even had a female main character at a time when that was still relatively uncommon for an SF book, so I really really wanted to like her. But... sorry, she's the dullest scientist that ever discovered anything fascinating in an SF novel. The only moment when she risks her life is on a silly bet, and she wasn't even risking it, and she pulled away cautiously anyway, just in case. She's as far from a superhero as it's humanly possible, and still contact aliens.

      I've been looking into remote viewing lately because so many people have been talking about it, with this new documentary coming. And I ended up drifting into other things, and developing a burning desire to learn Morse code. As one does.

    6. Well, up until about the end of the 17th century astrology and astronomy were the same thing, and of course Christians practiced it. All early European monarchs had court astrologers, and IIRC it was not until 1670 that the French Astronomer Royale was prohibited from casting horoscopes. If astrology was a sin it was certainly widely tolerated.

    7. Ironically Maria, Stephen HawKING passed away on Pi Day (14 March 2018) 3/14.
      So that was a pretty geeky synch don't you think?-)

    8. And Albert Einstein was also born on Pi Day (14 March 1879) 3/14.

  11. Hi Chris - You said this is not 'Astrotheology' so I will be looking forward to where you are going with it in posts to come. Aside from the previous work by D.M. Murdock (a.k.a. Acharya), Dr. Robert Price, Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend of the 'Hamlet's Mill' fame, as well as Catharine de Medici and her obsession with her BFF, Nostradamus---and, last but not certainly not least---your pal and mine, St. Athanasius in his stunner of a best seller, 'Against the Heathen' which rocked the world of 232 A.D., you will be in good company.

    If you think about it, what better book could you have to pass down through the countless ages but the night sky and the precession of the equinoxes? It hardly ever wears out, it always comes back into style, and every time you read it you generally find something new.

    1. I didn't ever see the Milky Way until about 20 years ago, Bill. And it nearly knocked me off my feet. When you see the whole night sky you suddenly get why the ancients were so obsessed with it.

    2. Wow, i feel for you! 'Star Parties' as kids (half a century ago), telescopes all my life & currently live in the hills where crisp winter nights mean seeing down to magnitude 6 with the naked eye i kid you not. And, I'm in the Southern Hemisphere & our skies esp. the Milky Way (plus Magellanic Clouds) are -gotta be a snob & say - better! Privileged i realise, & i have observed from eg the Anti-Atlas mountains in Morocco so i'm not being smugnorant. But i'm well aware that few do spend time looking up & cities kill the glory. On a flat-earth killing note, constellations are upside down here so Orion colloquially was 'the porridge pot' because his sword sticks up -thus the handle, his belt forming the base of the pot. Glad you have seen the beauty above, & can understand the power of that view.

  12. I was waiting for this and you did not disappoint! looking forward to more. great work.

  13. Perhaps this counts for something more than just a random pattern-match:

    1. Huh. I can't say I see it myself but you gotta love the timing.

  14. Thank you for opening with us. Margaritas ante porcos.
    The “harvest” is coming.

    1. It's like my ol' granpappy used to say, if you gotta go, go drunk.

    2. Uh... That was PBS again.
      I like Piña Coladas.


    David Mathisen has decoded the same celestial metaphor, as he calls it, building on the work of Robert Taylor. Mathisen has found the metaphor in Bible, Revelation 9 and 12 with same, the Illiad, the Odyssey, the Mahabarhata, the Gita. All of these being works from a much older understanding. Being but a path of overcoming the navagraha, being under the moon as food, to a brother of the sun in the celestial company, the real heaven, not being subject to the navagraha.

    In the Gita the path of fire and the path of smoke are the two halves of the zodiac metaphor, hinging on equinoxes.

    1. Interesting link. I do have to admit that I'm not really understanding where he's getting some of his correspondences but it's good to see someone else looking at this phenomenon.


    Here is massive resource for the celestial metaphor in every nook and cranny of myth, religion, etc etc.

    1. Outstanding. Thanks, Eugene. And careful with that axe.

    2. Whack whack whack.

      You're welcome.

      Hope your feeling better. When the storm is rolling ... wears on ya.

  17. Very interesting piece, thank you! I was reflecting recently how my interest in constellations & mythology in my youth was rather at odds with my Christian upbringing... If I had only known!

    I was just reading up on one of the fixed stars in Pegasus the other day (as you do). It appears that Pegasus has no less than three stars with a malefic reputation, Scheat, Markab, and Algenib. Scheat being the worst of them, reputedly causing extreme misfortune, suicide, murder, and notably drowning. Seems appropriate for one of the Four Horses.

    1. Yeah, Perseus is quite a character-- he's also linked to Pegasus, of course.

      I don't- nor have I ever- thought what is practiced as Christianity today really has much in common with the early churches.

    2. Thanks to my Calvinist upbringing I found that out much later in life! But yeah. It probably was a lot more fun for a start. I think the Romans didn't accuse them of having 'love fests' for nothing!

      Perseus is a nasty piece of work. Him & the horse that he rode in on.

  18. What do you think of this Chris?

  19. Not all of this is specific to Revelations, but interesting nonetheless. Knock yourself out, friend.

  20. I don't understand why so many people have these weird hang ups about humanity and human civilizations. Just press the delete button on the whole simulation. Nothing of value is lost.

    1. If it isn't real anyway, nothing of value, and you're being deceived by descartes' demon.........
      Maybe the deceiver deceives you into thinking it is not real....
      And who says the ' simulation' does not come from another simulation, and so on and on.... i. E " who created god" and who created that god, ad infinitum

      Here, anyway:

      Why solipsism is stupid. And SuperSolipsism beyond stupid.

    2. The deceiver convinces that it is real and also the deceiver convinces that it is not real. So the wise man who knows what is true cares not for the real or the unreal. It's only a fool who cares if something is real and is offended if another disbelieves. Deceivers everywhere and the worst deceiver is yourself. I'm supposed to think that I'm real just because I can apparently think that I can? What nonsense.

    3. As far as I know, I am real. And I assume there is a real human being writing here under the alias Garmr.
      If I saw you in the flesh, I'd be certain.


  22. The Roman Catholic Church unlike its Protestant detractors will not teach the Book of Revelation. It is said to be uninterpretable in Roman Catholicism. Interesting theory though.

    1. Because in measure it reveals them for being the sick, evil,rotten, corrupt, child women and men raping, temple bankster bastards they are. Death to tyrants.

    2. The "church fathers" certainly didn't uniformly support the inclusion of Revelation into the canon. Dionysius of Alexandria made it clear that that - at that time - the earliest available texts never made a mention of the Apostle John's authorship, and even wrote a formal treatise rejecting it. Cyril rejected Revelation. Jerome thought the book was full of ridiculous nonsense. Point of fact: Revelation did not appear in the pre-canon texts until Codex Sinaiticus - nearly 400 years after the Apostle John was alive, and barely made it into the canon. It's not just the Catholics though: Martin Luther did not believe in its apostolic origin!

  23. This glossy 17 page full color pamphlet ad came in the snail mail today. It's for the Shen Yun show coming to Seattle in April. I can't imagine what it costs to send out something like that, even way up here to the sticks - a couple hours away from the city. Apparently it it a "MUST SEE at least once in your lifetime" and "Absolutely the NO. 1 SHOW in the world". It is a "gift from heaven". "An ancient legend tells of divine beings who came down from the heavens to bestow a glorious civilization upon humankind." I thought of you.

    1. Shen yun in Mandarin = sacred clouds. No surprises there.

  24. A look at synchronicity as part of an information-based universe:

    1. The answers to the "Universe" are found beyond the limits of Modern Science.

    2. The idea that the universe IS 'information' is absurd

      Even more absurd than the common mysticist error that essence precedes existence
      (See here:

      Ponder this, for example:

      To say that the universe consists of only information is saying not only that information exists (it does not) but even that existence doesn't exist!
      And that is insane.

    3. Anon 5:44

    4. Anon 12.38
      If all you can do in response is throwing a link at me containing the word 'god'...

      You cannot reasonably expect from me ( or anyone ) to accept some 'god' as a given to begin with. So whatever argument is build on that supposed "given" is of no importance at all.
      God (in whatever shape or form or lack of it) is a fiction. And inside that fiction anything may be possible, and everything that does exist may be explained according to that story...
      But why would I?

      Anyway, I would be interested to see how you would really respond, even if you would succesfully refute my statements (although I don't see how you could at the - or any- moment).

    5. Anon 4:09
      Actually I am not refuting your statement at all.
      I actually agree with most of what you are stating here.
      IF you were to look at the multiverse as the creation of AI itself, which would include us then you would understand the link.
      The problem with looking at a complex mathematical algorithm that might stupidly attempt to explain such a multiverse is that this would have to be dynamic instead of static.
      When I was writing my first book I literally saw what the link I posted was suggesting.
      I also saw the entire Universe collapse into a flat dimensional sphere.
      Written language re-arranged itself into numbers which then formed complex equations only to then become musical notes.
      No 'GOD' there at all BUT there was something else.
      MIND of course.
      Consciousness expressed in a higher (frequency) form.
      ALL of this and NO DRUGS!!
      More than likely.

    6. It's like you're saying, IF you'd accept the lord as your savior, then ... etc.
      But of course, IF i'd do that, it would "all make sense"...

      But WHY would I do such a nonsensical thing in the first place? WHy would I "surrender" myself?

      Of course, these kind of non-arguments happen all the time. We're supposed to accept some paradigm for no reason at all, based on "faith". And then build from there.

      I think 'surrendering myself' is something that belongs somewhere else entirely, it is something that belongs in the context of love and trust, inside a real intimate relationship. And nowhere else. The capacity for 'faith' that humans are born with has evolved for precisely that reason, and nothing else. (i.e. when you truly love someone you 'believe in them'). There's an interesting textbook on cultural psychology which explores that idea to some extent (here:

  25. Keep this going please, great job!

  26. Great work Mr.Knowles, as usual. If you are ever in the Southern Hemisphere away from any light pollution, stay up all night watching the Milky Way cross the sky will change your life.

    I think all cultures anchored their stories to the sky before writing. I would be curious if you think it may be also be possible that Genesis could also be mapped out to the stars as you have done with Revelations?

    1. That is a cool idea! Thank you! I loves the peeps that simmer here at the sun!

  27. Thanks for this latest installment on what I consider to be the pinnacle of The Secret Sun inquiries. Always my fave topic here. Care to give James Pryse’s Apocalypse Unsealed a whirl?

    The well-reasoned conceit is stated first off in the preface, “the Apocalypse is a manual of spiritual development and not, as conventionally interpreted, a cryptic history or prophecy.”

    The key analytical sticking point of grappling with Pryse’s notion seems to me to be a matter of defining – in a simple but formal way – the three times great doctrine of As Above, So Below. The Above being, as we all know, the mystic monism or all is one represented most often by the heavens and the archetypal symbols we’ve assembled in the skies. The Below is often discussed as “us” or civilization in a biblical sense, hence the notion of an apocalypse coming for us all - collectively. Ya know, like you said, “expect something really major to go down here on Earth.”

    But… what if you shift your conception of “the Below” to include naught but a single consciousness, you, me, anybody. Who was that guy that said every man and woman is a star or something… Note he didn’t say we’re all a big star together.

    This is a crucial insight of Revelations as a manual of spiritual development. From here the key corollaries, cribbing and cross recombination of the various and sundry maps through the years (Mystery School doctrine) describing the same Revelation territory (conscious tuning to perfect consciousness) are numerous and profound.

    Yeah, the Sibylline Oracles’ striking similarities sure! How about Jason and the Argos? See any direct connects between symbols and narrative of The Hymn of the Pearl and Revelations with the modified So Below? Have personal experience with the Vision and the Voice; Crowley & Dee – isms? You may be fascinated to find a portion of Rev as a manual of development that speaks directly to this tradition. And on and on. And on.

    If Pryse is too old timey his current inheritor for those interested may be Zachary Lansdowne author of Revelation of St. John: The Path to Soul Initiation.

    For the past year ana half I am leaning towards the opinion that The Book of Frasier (Liber Strawberry) is an encrypted or “sealed” manual of personal human development. One that runs parallel to the other classic works like old Patmos’ ravings. One that Chris is unstoppably forcing into an unsealed state for us all. Honestly, all I would think about Cocteau Twins without Chris’s insight is, “yeah I could listen to Heaven of Las Vegas in it’s entirety again.”

    Now to be clear, just as was clearly stated in the post above, I am by no means negating or attempting to disprove collective apocalyptic scenarios and their studies. Chris’ or any whoms. There’s loads of important work to be done there I am sure. I just wanna implore anyone paying attention here to internalize some of the extant traditions on narrowing the bandwidth on yer “So Below” when unpacking Revelations and related.

    As Always Chris, thanks for what you do.

    1. You're welcome, Shawn. And you're absolutely correct- I wouldn't be thinking of any of this if not for her.

      And we're just getting started.

  28. The sky anchors stories to the culture.
    Easy in the beginning when the patterns of the narrative are literal traces.
    Very curved and not married into lines so much. But then what is these days?
    I think it is interesting that the lines are alive and scalable.
    Protein folding is like the living part acting out the first and last tracing. That is how we have us and maps. Ebola and UFOs bend to the same genesis. Storied around the camps and such.

    1. Us and maps.
      Like a network?
      Striations, emanations.

    2. Like a hive-mind tuned to different radio stations based on a illusionary 'geographic location' in the dream.

  29. No shoutout to David Mathisen at the Mathisen corrolary??

    1. We discussed it already. Please do your fellow readers the most basic decency and review the comments before weighing in. Thank you.


    "Foragers are sensitive observers, and tell stories about the heavens they see. But they tend not to systematise them into a neat cosmos. Orientating themselves while travelling, landscape features such as rivers and hills form their waymarks. As anthropologist Hugh Brody noted, it’s ironic that settled civilisations (which often involve long migrations) have more need of the landscape-independent sky for orientation than nomadic foragers (who wander within an intimately known area). This contrast between different ways of navigating — one looking up, the other looking around — seems to be reflected in other aspects of life. Civilised religions tend to focus gravely on sky deities who send laws down from on high. But animistic foragers tend to see the world as a community of spirits, constantly negotiating with each other. Sometimes they joke about spirits, even make fun of their own beliefs. "

    1. Practical interest in the stars peaks with a need for mastery over time and space in the form of seasonal agriculture and navigation at sea. Diviners will use whatever is at hand. The materials and processes appear to be largely irrelevant.

    2. A little OT, but the idea that ancient peoples can be neatly divided into nomads roaming pristine wilderness vs. people in settlements farming fixed plots of land is outdated, or at best a drastic oversimplification. Certainly there's evidence that largely "uncivilized" Native Americans heavily modified the landscape of North and South America, and that what European settlers thought was wilderness was actually the end result of millenia of human activity (much of which had fallen into disuse because of the horrendous deaths among Native Americans from European diseases). The same was probably true in many other places. What the religious impact of all this was I don't know, but human interaction with the natural world (and likely with the divine) was much more complicated than "hunter/gatherers" vs. "farmers".

    3. 'Ancient people' is not at all the same as 'prehistoric people'.
      What sets prehistoric people apart is that they cleaned up after themselves. They did not leave external lasting impressions. They had a wonderful internal tool for that, namely memory.

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  32. Just when it seemed impossible to say anything else interesting about Billie Eilish...I figured out her connection to the Sybilline Oracles! No, I'm *serious* (though, of course, I'll cheerfully admit that that doesn't mean my point is correct, or even sane). Anyway...

    A friend sent me a vid clip of an interview where Eilish was addressing some truly pointless controversy around her latest song. I didn't really see anything to it (at one point, there's a non-sequitur where she says that she doesn't care if people think she "was sold to the Illuminati"; not "joined" or even "sold herself"; but beyond the strange use of the passive voice, there's not much there); but after I'd closed it, something clicked: her hair was (I'm guessing) supposed to be purple...but it looked more like my great-grandmother's, when she'd left the blue rinse in too long. So I did an image search: and in half the pics that came up Eilish has grey hair; sometimes with a tiny hint of color, but most often just flat-out old-lady grey.

    And that's a trend I've noticed more and more often in the past two years or so: young women with grey/silver/white hair. No mistake: I realize every generation finds something new and ridiculous to inflict on their hair. But how on Earth did this trend get started? Teenyboppers rarely rebel by trying to look like their grandparents.

    And then a passage from Book II of the Sybilline Oracles (which appears to have been lifted from Hesiod's "Works and Days") occurred to me, the one where one of the signs of the End of the Age is said to be children being born with grey hair. Since a certain faction of the archons, at least, seem hell-bent on bringing on the Last Day, I wonder if this otherwise inexplicable fashion trend might be sympathetic magic they're working: that is, if they're deliberately pushing grey hair for young girls, hoping that by mimicking one of the signs of the End, they might bring the End that much closer.

    At least, that's the ontologically paranoid take!

    1. Interesting synch. Eilish's "You should see me in a crown" is one of the very few songs for which I will actively turn off the radio to avoid hearing. Happened today when my sister was visiting (just after she told me about an AI that gives anti-inspirational quotes and I openly conjectured about the connection between Algol and the world "algorithm.") I explained to my sister that I will tolerate a song with stupid lyrics or shitty melody, but that song has straight up bad energy.

      As a middle-aged man who avoids popular culture, I had actually never heard of Eilish (other than knowing she was the author of that song), and knew nothing about her until I looked her up on Wikipedia after reading this comment. The article changed my opinion from thinking that the bad energy of the song was accidental, to thinking it is actually intentional.

  33. Off topic (or maybe not):

    has anyone seen this creepy internal Google video?

    the selfish ledger

    I guess every child that dreams of becoming a star (of course after "Google" fed him this dream) will be harassed by Google for his entire lifetime that he should stick to his "promise".

    1. I'm not sure you get what the world looks like when wearing the google goggles. Your dreams, aspirations, meat body and thoughts are all irreverent. Empty carriers for what is really important. Your consumption profile and your value to advertisers.

  34. Agreed: The Oracles seem to have an ancient pagan core, overlaid with Jewish, then Christian, apocalypticism.

    It's almost unknown today just how pagan some of the early Christians were. There was a Libyan bishop named Lactanius who wrote systematic theology and explanations of the Faith intended for evangelical work. He wrote that the pagan gods were *real*beings*; but the Christian God was of a higher order above them.

    Eusebius criticized Lactanius harshly...for his crude North African dialect. Apparently, Lactanius' assertion that the Lares, Pentates, Manes,, were real was not controversial enough to mention.

    Oh yeah: Lactanius is *Saint* Lactanius now!

    1. The demiurge level is tyrant of gods and heroes and daemons. Being the binding ring of idols answer.

  35. How about a TL;DR?