Clues to the 30-year Periodicity of Cyclic Catastrophism
The famous mythologist, Mircea Eliade wrote “Following Vedic culture, Buddhism and Jainism alsp employ cyclic concepts of time, an eternal repetition of a fundamental rhythm of creation and destruction.
I would like to clarify or summarize the myths that lead to the amazing conclusion that Mars orbited the Earth for 14.4 years then escaped into a planetary orbit for 15.6 years and that this process was repeated a total of 100 times.
1. The Vedas state that “there were 99 Indras,” imagining (not believing) that each visit was a different deity. Furthermore, Mt. Kailas, in the Trans-Himalayas was his “home on Earth,” i.e. that Indra remained stationary above this sacred mountain during each visit. This assertion is reinforced by his most famous trait – “releasing the waters,” i.e. the long term presence was necessary in order to melt the mountain glaciers, characterized as serpents (vritra), allowing water to flow down from the Himilayas carrying huge chunks of ice, e.g. “ Indra slew 99 vritras.”
2. In the later Hindu myths, in which priori-Mars was represented by the Hindu Triad – Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. Brahma (Prajapati or Purusha in the Vedas) was an enormous flaming, smoking, vertical, hardened lava fountain that extended more than a two thousand kilometers from priori-Mars’ north pole down toward the Earth. It rose up months after each capture, supported by the tidal force of the Earth. Thus each 14.4-year kalpa is was called a ‘day of Brahma’ and when Mars escaped earth orbit it this feature collapsed on the serpentine rocks at the north pole and was said to be sleeping on the coils of the serpent Sesha – this was a night of Brahma. Brahma’s life comprised “100 days” (100 cycles). Why the Vedas say 99 and the Hindu myth claim one hundred cycles, I believe an astrophysical event interrupted this cycle. Moreover, the Hindu myth says that “a day of Brahma was equal (in duration) to a night of Brahma.” i.e. the time spent orbiting the Earth and the time spent in its planetary orbit were roughly the same, 14.4 and 15.6 years. This was due to thefact that Mars was captured at one point (Nov.1) where there orbits crossed, but in order to continue the cycle it was released at the spring equinox, Mar 21. The sum of the two intervals was 30 years. What Heraclitus should have written is that an entire cycle was (14.4 + 15.6) or thirty years. During each encounter, the mass of Mars became tidally ‘attached’ to the mantle of the Earth on which we live, via the Himalayas, slowing the entire mantle as a unit to 360 days per year. Although there were 360 days per year during each capture periods, there were 365.25 days per year during each release period.
3. In Greek myth the period in which priori-Mars interacted with the Earth was called “the reign of the Olympic Gods” and they claimed that these gods reigned for 3000 years. The 30-year cycles were repeated 100 times. One Greek Heraclitus essentially recorded this by defining a period called an aeon equal to (15 + 15) x 360, because the earth -Mars combined rotation was slowed to 360 days per year.
4. Each capture of priori-Mars caused vast flooding, especially in the eastern hemisphere as the waters of the eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Red Seas, were smoothly but quickly drawn toward the Himalayas, but failing to reach that height, piled up 5000 m in the foothills of the Himalayas just south of Mt. Kailas, close to where Lake Manasovar is today. Each release was signaled by a great tumult in the heavens and violent earthquakes.
Immanuel Velikovsky, a student of the Bible, noted a sequence of anomalies (Hebrew raash) in the latter books of the Bible but was confused because the intervals between them were not equal “between fourteen and sixteen years” which he suggested were due to ‘close passes of Mars to the Earth’. He never realized that these were alternate captures and releases of Mars , or that it ever orbited the Earth. But his studies contributed another important fact – that the raash occurred both in late October and at the Vernal Equinox. These dates allow us to understand the two points at which the orbit of priori-Mars intersected that of the Earth.
5. The Greek word aeon, also spelled eon or æon, means “age”, and in some contexts “forever” or “for eternity”. … In Homer it typically refers to life or lifespan, but by at least Hesiod it could refer to ages or generations. It has a similar meaning to the Sanskrit word Kalpa and Hebrew word olam. A Kalpa was actually the 14.4 year period during which priori-Mars orbited the Earth. Unfortunately, Hindu myth, written after the period of cosmic chaos, greatly inflated the Kalpa to 4,320,000 years – probably because they thought such times were appropriate for gods. But John Muir, author of a four volume work on the Vedas, Original Sanskrit Texts, states
”Of this elaborate system of yugas (four periods within each kalpa), manvanturas and kalpas of enormous duration, no traces are found in the hyms of the (more ancient) Rig Veda. Their authors were indeed familiar with the word yugas, which frequently occurs in the sense of age, generation or tribe.” Actually, one clue to the true length of the kalpa remains in the Hindu myth – the manvantura, which is equal to fourteen years.
6. The end of each 14.4 year period was celebrated in ancient Egypt as the Heb-Set festival, or jubilee, which had a period of, you guessed it – 30 years. It was called the festival of the tail, because proto-Venus, with a long comet-like tail approached the Earth, Taking a crucial part in each release of Mars.