Ra and Amun Ra
As I have stated innumerable times, Ra (and Horus) were names for priori-Mars when it was captured in a geosynchronous orbit over the Tibetan-Himalayan complex, in full view of everyone in the eastern hemisphere – appearing stationary in the heavens some five-hundred times larger than the Moon. During these ‘dance encounters’ it would pass through phases like the Moon during each day due to the changing illumination of the Sun as the pair rotated in lock-step.
But each encounter lasted only fifteen years, after which time it escaped this orbit due to the combined tidal force of the Sun, Moon and proto-Venus, which was in an eccentric orbit just inside that of the Earth. Each escape occurred as a result of the drawing out of its solid core out through the Valles Marineris – the two parts recombining eight days later as it entered its planetary orbit for a comparable period. This cycle was repeated one hundred times. The points at which priori-Mars’ orbit crossed that of the Earth are well defined by the dates of each capture, late in October, and each release, at the vernal equinox.
The Egyptians obviously ‘tracked’ priori-Mars each time it retreated from the vicinity of the Earth, as indicated by the elaborate description of events in the funerary text of Pepi I, as translated (but not understood) by Zechariah Sitchin in Stairway to Heaven. After ascending to the Duat, the land surrounding the north pole of priori-Mars and descending into the Amenta (the underworld), pharaoh Pepi I is imagined mounting the solid core, the “Eye of Ra” inside the planet, being launched through the “double doors” (the Valles Marineris), circling twice the “two lands” (Mars’ southern highlands and northern lowlands), dipping into a low fast orbit around the Earth to the east while the outer shell drifted slowly to the west, and recombining with Ra eight days later “the celestial journey is to last eight days”.
Priori-Mars then became a red dot in the heavens, which could still be seen at night, but could no longer be seen in detail or in daytime. During each fifteen-year absence its nighttime brightness varied considerably because its orbit crossed that of the Earth, but the captures only occurred every thirty years.
The question arises: Did the Egyptians recognize their enormous deity Ra when it was absent from its ‘dance encounters.’ The answer lies in the name Amun (or Amen) Ra as stated in http://www.touregypt.net/amen.htm:
The word or root amen, certainly means “what is hidden,” “what is not seen,” “what cannot be seen,” and the like, and this fact is proved by scores of examples which may be collected from texts of all periods. In hymns to Amen we often read that he is “hidden to his children” and “hidden to gods and men,” and it has been stated that these expressions only refer to the “hiding,” i.e., “setting” of the sun each evening, and that they are only to be understood in a physical sense, and to mean nothing more than the disappearance of the god Amen from the sight of men at the close of day. Now, not only is the god himself said to be “hidden,” but his name also is “hidden,” and his form, or similitude, is said to be “unknown”; these statements show that “hidden,” when applied to Amen, the great god, has reference to something more than the “sun which has disappeared below the horizon,” and that it indicates the god who cannot be seen with the mortal eyes, and who is invisible, as well as inscrutable, to gods as well as men.
Thus the hieroglyphics contain a special name for their ‘hidden’ god, i.e. when all of its features, so obvious when orbiting the earth, could not be discerned. The same article goes on:
In the times approaching the Ptolemaic period the name Amen appears to have been connected with the root men, “to abide, to be permanent;”…
This fundamental change was the result of the fact that the ‘dance encounters’ terminated around 700 (687 ?) BC and the planets settled into their current orbits in the next few hundred years. Thus Mars was finally acknowledged to be ‘permanently’ in its current orbit approaching the Ptolemaic period, which is dated at 330 to 30 BC.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.Albert Einstein