The period of cyclic catastrophism, or Vedic Period, was triggered 6,000 years ago by a great impact on Jupiter, out of which proto-Venus was born. Proto-Venus rampaged throughout the solar system, crossing the orbits of the two existing terrestrial planets, Earth and priori-Mars, which were both full of life. It began a series of close interactions with priori-Mars which was in Venus’ current orbit, closer to the Sun than the Earth. The Vedas say that Varuna (proto-Venus) and Indra (priori-Mars) had ‘innumerable’ close encounters and the myths of a number of cultures confirm this, telling of a whitish extension (some say a sword) between them during these events. This was due to the tidal force of the more massive proto-Venus drawing off some of the atmosphere from priori-Mars, the water in which formed ice crystals. In the Vedas, this was imagined to be Soma, which Indra ‘quaffed in large droughts’, causing him to grow miraculously – that is, to approach the Earth. Soma, the same intoxicating material that fell to Earth in later millennia, also known as manna (Jewish), ambrosia (Greek), haoma (Persian), was obviously woven into the myth at a later date.
Similarly, the Egyptians imagined that Horus (priori-Mars) was nurtured by the ‘milk’ of Sechat-Hor, the ‘Heavenly Cow’, which was obviously a name for proto-Venus. This deity was worshiped in the Sed Festivals, in which the pharaoh gave offerings to Sechat-Hor who had ‘fed Horus with her holy milk’. Proof of the deity’s very ancient origins, i.e. from predynastic times, is confirmed by the fact that the Sed Festivals were performed in a courtyard constructed at Djosers step-pyramid at Saqqara, the most ancient pyramid. Also significant is that the ceremony involved the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. This two-part ‘crown’, often shown in Egyptian art, has nothing to do with upper and lower Egypt. It is actually a representation of a comet tail, similar to that which adorned proto-Venus – i.e. a broad dust tail and a narrower offset tail formed by ionized gases – reinforcing the notion that the ‘Heavenly Cow’ was proto-Venus.
Proof that Horus was priori-Mars comes from the Egyptian name for the Sphinx, Horus-Am-Achket, which means ‘Horus on the Horizon.’ When priori-Mars became captured in geosynchronous orbit it remained stationary in the heavens above the Himalayas for fifteen years at a time. This is the only way a planet could remain on the eastern horizon, where the Sphinx faced. Priori-Mars was also called Ra or Re.
Another interesting aspect of the Sed Festivals is that there was a thirty-year period associated with them. Egyptologists currently believe this period was related to the reign of each pharaoh. I suggest its real significance was that it marked the period of the cyclic catastrophism. Priori-Mars (Horus) would become captured in geosynchronous orbit for fifteen years and then released into a planetary orbit for an equal period. It would then be recaptured and the entire thirty-year cycle was repeated one hundred times, encompassing a total of three millennia, from roughly 3700 to 700 BC.
The events which occurred at each release of priori-Mars were intimately related to the imagined ascent of the pharaoh’s soul to the gods. First he was said to ascend to the Duat
, the land surrounding the north pole of priori-Mars, which faced the Earth during each encounter. He then entered Amenta
, the underworld, through the opening left when the great column of hardened lava tubes collapsed. The pharaoh then descended and was required to give certain responses to the deities he encountered. Passing
The pharaoh's soul mounted upon the solid core inside priori-Mars awaiting launch.
these tests he was assisted in mounting the ‘eye of Ra’, the solid core of priori-Mars, while still inside the planet with many deities witnessing his ‘launch’, pictured as being accomplished by tensioned cords. Then the ‘double doors’ (the top and bottom of the Valles Marineris), opened and he was launched into space, with the solid core as his ‘spaceship,’ zooming around the Earth to the east, rejoining the Aten (priori-Mars) and reentering it eight days later.
This elaborate ceremony associated with the pharaoh’s demise, suggests the possibility that the pharaoh had to die as the end of each encounter approached and a new pharaoh inaugurated. This would limit the reign of each pharaoh to thirty years and explain the thirty year Sed Festivals.
Due to the added moment of priori-Mars when tidally locked onto the elevated Tibetan-Himalayan complex, the rotation of the Earth’s mantle was slowed so that there were only 360 days per year. This constituted the energy/angular momentum ‘sink’ required to capture the planet. When it was released into its planetary orbit the year reverted to 365 days. As a result, all ancient cultures kept two calendars, one for 360 and one for 365 days per year. The ‘extra’ five days, graphically shown in the popular Aztec calendar, were considered ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in different cultures. In Egypt, the five extra days were each assigned to a different deity. Those days were celebrated as festivals. The gods and their dates included:
Day 1 birthday of Osiris
Day 2 birthday of Horus
Day 3 birthday of Seth
Day 4 birthday of Isis
Day 5 birthday of Nephthys
The Egyptians believed that Horus, more specifically, the land around the north pole (the Duat), received the souls of all the deceased when it orbited close to the Earth and when it left orbit, it carried these souls ‘to the gods’. Each fifteen-year period that the Duat was absent (priori-Mars was in its planetary orbit) led to the concept of purgatory, since the souls of the deceased had to wait for its return. After each fifteen-year absence it was recaptured, always in October. This was the reason that Egyptians held seances in October – to contact the souls of the dead thought to have gone to the Duat during previous encounters. This was also the origin of Halloween or All-Saints day, celebrated in modern times, you guessed it, at the end of October.
The Egyptian deity Hathor (Hat Hor) was intimately associated with Horus as implied by its currently accepted transliteration as ‘House of Horus.’ But Hathor is perhaps the most difficult Egyptian deity to decipher because it was assigned a number of epithets: It was the patron of music; of women and birth; a slaughterer of men in the desert; and a messenger from the gods. Actually, Hathor was the solid iron core of priori-Mars which is now the planet Mercury. It was called the patron of music because when it exited priori-Mars through the Valles Marineris at the end of each encounter, sharp rocks scored its glowing surface with visible parallel lines resembling the strings of a lyre. This was described more specifically in Greek myth where Hermes, the Greek name for it, was claimed to have ‘invented the lyre’. The connection with women and birth came from the fact its egresses from priori-Mars resembled a birth. It was said to slaughter men in the desert because when it exited priori-Mars over the Himalayas it dropped into an eccentric orbit moving to the east, passing very close to the Earth over the Sahara before rejoining the outer shell eight days later. The danger it posed was its great heat radiation and the tidal force which drew waters of the eastern Atlantic, which had been absent from the coast during the previous fifteen years, across the Sahara. This also inspired the idea that it was a messenger from the gods. Its high speed when passing close to the Earth was the origin of the mythical speed of Mercury, the Roman name for the solid core.
Hamlet’s Mill, by Santillana and von Dechend, first published in 1969, is a voluminous quasi-scholarly attempt to explain the ‘heavenly mill’ found in a number of texts and myths. After repeatedly promising a great revelation, the authors disappoint by claiming that the mill was a description of the precession of the equinoxes. The truth, of course is that it was a description of priori-Mars, the north pole of which remained pointing toward the Earth, while in geosynchronous orbit. The authors come close to the truth in the following passages:
“In the Inscriptions of Dendera, published by Dumichen, the goddess Hathor is once transliterated as ‘the lady of every heart circuit’, but the determinative sign for “heart” often figures as the plumb bob in an astronomical device, the merkhet. Evidently, “heart” is something very specific, as it were the “center of gravity”. The arabs preserved a name for Canopus – besides calling the star [Canopus] Kalb at-taimen (“heart of the south”); [but] they also refer to another Canopus, Suhail el-wezn, “Canopus Ponderosus” the heavy Canopus … The hieroglyph seems to state that Hathor “rules the revolution” of a specific celestial body – whether or not Canopus is alluded to… “
What these authors and all the mythologists in the world are unable to recognize in this hieroglyph, due to the constraints imposed by modern astrophysicists, is that when Hathor (the solid core) exited Canopus Pondorosa (priori-Mars), the latter’s orbit was radically changed, i.e. that it left the vicinity of the Earth. Thus the proper transliteration of the Egyptian Hat Hor is ‘Heart of Horus.’