Stairway to Heaven
Someone recently accused Cyclic Catastrophism of being a clone of Zechriah Sitchin’s work. No one who has read my books or posts thoroughly could come to this conclusion. Nevertheless, some of his English translations, particularly of Egyptian hieroglyphs have supplied details reinforcing the Cyclic Catastrophism scenario. Language translation is only the first step in understanding ancient texts. The second step is the interpretation of the intent in the original authors mind. I maintain that all the ancient texts written prior to 700 BC were meant to document all-consuming close encounters of Venus, Mars and Mercury with the Earth. These disturbed its rotation, induced innumerable earthquakes and caused 5000 foot high stationary tides hundreds of times between 3700 and 700 BC. In fact, the word god was the same as glowing (body) in every ancient culture. Sitchin imagined one very distant planet Nibiru (never observed), the nearest approach of which to the Earth was fifty million miles, only every 3600 years. He believed the gods in Sumerian texts were super human beings and (I suspect) interpreted the events described in the texts as interpersonal relations, inventing (I suspect) epithets for the otherwise meaningless names such as E.A “Whose House Is Water”, EN.KI “Lord of Earth”, EN.LIL “Lord of the Command” and MAR.DUK “Son of the Pure Mound”, even in some cases imagining conversations between them.
Stairway to Heaven, primarily Chapter IV with the same name, focuses on the imaginary journey of the deceased Egyptian Pharaohs’ souls ‘to the gods’. A few pages of text from this chapter and Figure 121 found in Chapter XII are particulary significant. These few pages present an exquisite description of the process by which priori-Mars escaped its one-hundred geostationary encounters with the Earth, each of which lasted 15 years. In spite of the great emphasis on Nibiru in his books, Sitchin does not associate the Stairway to Heaven with this planet.
The pictograph of interest (figure above) is taken from the Papyrus of Queen Nejmet, part of The Book of the Dead. Sitchin identifies the scene as illustrating the final stage of the deceased Pharaoh’s journey as “in the Duat”, and the “Place of Ascending” on the “Red Eye of Horus”. But he then focuses on the “Divine Cordholders” at the top and bottom left, which he believes are “measuring” the Earth, leading to a long discussion of an imagined corridor for alien spaceships landing in Mesopotamia. He has no idea that the Duat referred to the Egyptian ‘raised land’ at the north pole of priori-Mars (Horus) in the center of which a huge volcanic vent was located which the Egyptians imagined was the entrance to the Amenta (‘underworld), or that the “Red Eye of Horus’ was the solid iron core of this planet, the expulsion of which initiated the many escapes of the planet from Earth orbit.
Actually there are two ‘places of ascending’ in the deceased pharaoh’s trip ‘to the gods’. The first was the Pharaoh’s ascent from the Earth to the Duat, imagined by the Egyptians to be facilitated by a ‘rope ladder’ lowered from the planet. This was actually the unique spindly hardened lava column depicted as the Tet or Djed Pillar hieroglyph, which extended several thousand km down toward the Earth (illustrated in my post on Akhenaten). This pillar was also the deity Osiris in other Egyptian texts. The deceased pharaoh’s second ascent was the launch of the solid iron core from the planet, imagined to be his ‘ship’ – the event (the only event) which could trigger the release of the planet from its geostationary orbit over Tibet. Because the Duat was at the north pole of priori-Mars whereas the solid iron core exited the planet through the great rift on the equator of Mars , now called the Valles Marineris, the Egyptians logically reasoned that the Pharaoh’s soul had to travel a considerable distance through the Amenta ‘underworld’ inside priori-Mars, answering a number of challenges from the ‘gods’ that existed there, in order to reach the solid iron core before it was ejected from the planet.
The Egyptians described Valles Marineris as the ‘double doors’, and they imagined the ‘Divine Cordholders’ adjusting the tension in two cables thought to launch the solid core through the doors (figure). The pharaoh finally reaches the ‘Eye of Ra’ or the ‘Eye of Horus’, both names applied to the solid iron core when it first protruded through the Valles Marineris like a single eye (the Greek Cyclops and the Muslim deceiver, Ad-Dajjal)) just before launch. In the figure above, the pharaoh is depicted mounted on the ‘eye’, ready for launch. The launch is witnessed by a number of ‘gods’.
Before reaching the material of real interest in Chapter IV, Sitchin fills some twenty pages with different texts concerning the challenges and hardships which the Pharaoh encounters while traversing the ‘’underworld’. The reason there are so many slightly different versions of these is that one hundred releases of priori-Mars occurred, one every thirty years, and thus the imagined aspects were inscribed slightly differently by many generations. Not realizing this, Sitchin mixes them all together. He finally begins ‘quoting’ the informative, consistent text concerning the afterlife of King Pepi, which conforms exactly to the details of in the pictograph above. The funerary text describes the opening of the Valles Marineris as the double doors. (Sitchin’s text in bold):
The door to heaven is open!
The door of Earth is open!
The aperture of the celestial window is open!
The Stairway to heaven is open.
The steps of light are revealed …
The double Doors to Heaven are open …
The sky-god has strengthened the radiance for the king
that the king may lift himself to Heaven
like the Eye of Ra.
The king is in this Eye of Horus …
The Eye of Horus begins to change hues: first it is blue, then it is red.
Blue is the color of the pure solid iron core when it first emerges, then when it is exposed to the oxygen in the atmosphere of priori-Mars it becomes red.
The Heaven speaks, the Earth quakes;
The Earth trembles; …
The ground has come apart …
O this Pepi!
Thou hast departed!
Thou art a Glorious One,
mighty as a god, seated as Osiris …
He flies who flies; this king Pepi flies away from you, ye mortals. He is not of Earth, he is of Heaven .. The king is now on the Sky-Bearer, the upholder of the stars; from within the shadows of the walls of God, he crosses the skies.
The “walls of God” are the stone walls of the Valles Marineris, since priori-Mars was the god Horus. The scraping of the solid core against sharp rocks in the walls gouged a series of visible parallel lines across its surface called ‘the Mercurian Grid’ by planetary scientists who imagine them to be ‘thrust faults’. These features led to the Greek myth that Hermes ( the solid core) invented the lyre.
He encompasses the sky like Ra,
He traverses the sky like Thoth …
He traveleth over the regions of Horus,
He traveleth over the regions of Seth …
He has completely encircled twice the heavens,
He has revolved about the two lands
Sitchin interjects: The king is not simply skybourne, he is orbiting the Earth.
Actually these lines are describing the solid iron core orbiting the shell of priori-Mars from which it has just been ejected. The region of Horus was the northern hemisphere, which faced the Earth during each encounter and the regions of Seth (Set) were the mountainous southern hemisphere which remained facing away from the Earth. Unbeknownst ot Egyptian scholars to this day, the term ‘the two lands’ always referred to the two dichotomus regions on priori-Mars.
…the king soars toward the eastern horizon, far far away in the heavens.
This is a description of the solid core of priori-Mars circling the Earth to the East away from Egypt from its geostationary position over Tibet.
Sitchin interjects: (A verse also states that the king “crosses the sky like Sunt, which crosses the sky nine times in one night” but the meaning of Sunt is undeciphered).
This refers to the great speed of the solid core, which dropped into an eccentric orbit, rapidly circling the Earth, and zooming over the Sahara at low altitude. Meanwhile, the outer shell drifted slowly toward the west toward Egypt and away from the Earth. The solid core was the Egyptian deity Hathor, who zoomed so low that its heat killed many men in the desert. It was also the Roman deity Mercury, a messenger of the gods who is renowned for his great speed.
His destination is the Aten, the Winged Disk, which is also called the Imperishable Star.
Here the Egyptians have exercised some ‘poetic license’, now referring to the outer shell of priori-Mars, from which the solid core has just been ejected, as the Aten, a name given to priori-Mars during the Amarna period by Pharaoh Akhenaten (see a previous post). This planet was also called Ra, Horus, the Firmament, Heaven and The Imperishable Star.
Ra of the Aten
Thy son has come to thee;
Pepi comes to thee;
Let him ascend to thee;
Enfold him in thy embrace.
The king – “on his way to Heaven, on the wind” advances in Heaven, he cleaves its firmament,”
The celestial journey is to last eight days: “When the hour of the morrow comes, the hour of the eighth day the king will be summoned by Ra… Ra himself shall await the king on the Imperishable Star. … He who knows the place comes, say the gods” There at the gates of the Double Palace, Ra is indeed awaiting the king . “Ra has taken the king to himself, to Heaven, on the Eastern side of Heaven … the king is on that star which radiates in Heaven.” In the company of “Horus of the Duat” described as “the great green divine falcon.”
Thus the core, which just left priori-Mars, zoomed around the Earth to the East and caught up with the outer shell of the planet eight days later as the two drifted away from the Earth, the enormous gap out of which it exited was still wide open i.e. firmament cleaved. The reference to Horus as the great green divine falcon emphasizes that prioi-Mars was a living planet at the beginning of the Cyclic Catastrophism and only gradually became decimated over three thousand years as it lost its water and atmosphere to the Earth.
Upon the hundredth encounter with the Earth, the solid core and the outer shell failed to recombine and the solid core interacted with proto-Venus for several hundred years until it, Mercury, and Venus entered their current orbits. At the same time, the outer shell collapsed in on itself and drifted out to become the ‘planet’ Mars. Thus the very scheme used to interrupt priori-Mars’ orbits of the Earth provided the means for the disposal of the debris once its purpose, the rejuvenation of the earth, via its oceans and atmosphere, was completed.
(1 Cor 2: 6-7) We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or the rules of this age [the standard model] who are coming to nought. No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.