Mercury the Former Core of Mars
Cyclic Catastrophism explains that Mars, a planet full of water, vegetation and life some 6,000 years ago, was ejected by the rampaging proto-Venus from its warm ancient orbit into one which crossed that of the Earth. It was then repeatedly captured in geostationary orbit over Mt. Kailas in Tibet every 30 years from 3700 to 687 BC and subsequently released into a planetary orbit for a comparable time. The captures all occurred with the planet intact.
As it approached the Earth its tidal force ‘latched onto’ the raised mass of the Tibetan-Himilayan complex, causing the lithosphere and crust of the Earth to change its rotational velocity and axis to central Canada, lubricated from the mantle by the asthenosphere. This independent rotation provided the ‘sink’ which absorbed the planet’s excess energy, making capture possible and returned it when released.
Previous close encounters with the rampaging proto-Venus had greatly distorted the shape of Mars, described in the Vedas as ‘Indra was an ugly child’. It was also called the ‘dog star’ (nothing to do with Sirius), the ‘snout’ of which (the Egyptian deity Anubis) was the greatly distended Tharsis Bulge. This mass anomaly caused Mars’ outer shell (lithosphere) to rotate (spin) so that its north pole remained pointing toward the Earth for the entire duration of each encounter – 14.4 years, a kalpa or manvantara. This orientation, combined with its close proximity, only 34,000 km surface-to-surface, resulted in the immediate attraction of all the water in its northern hemisphere to its north pole. evidence of which has led to its ‘modern’ name ‘Oceanus Borealis’.
More slowly, the enormous tidal force of the Earth caused melting of massive quantities of Martian subsurface rock, seen as the ‘world egg’ in the northern ocean. It continued to expand and eventually rose above the ocean at its north pole. This was the firmament, the Egyptian ‘risen land’ also called the duat. As the encounter progressed, magma shot higher and higher from the center of this ‘island’ into the ‘air’, eventually forming the most unique and impressive feature on the surface of Mars – a giant column of intertwined vertical lava tubes which extended some 2,300 km down toward the Earth, spouting smoke and fire. This was the single most worshiped (feared) deity in the pantheon of every eastern culture (Prajapati, Purusha, Brahma, Osiris, Zeus, Atlas, Yggdrasil (the world tree), ‘the column of smoke and fire’, ‘djed pillar’, axis mundi). It was symbolocally depicted as the Egyptian Tet or Djed Pillar, but was physically much more spindly and fragile, as suggested by its imagined use as a rope ladder by which the pharaoh’s souls ascended to the duat in funerary texts.
As Mars revolved about the Earth it would pass rapidly through alignments with the Moon or worst yet with the Sun and Moon combined. These aligments caused enormous convulsions within Mars, resulting in hundreds of volcanoes in its northern hemisphere which remained facing the Earth during each encounter. As a result of one hundred such captures and releases of Mars, all of the life supporting materials on the living planet, its minerals, soil, atmosphere, oceans, crust, and flora (as manna, soma) were transferred to the Earth. Rocks that missed the Earth, some Mt. Everest-sized, were ejected into space, producing all the near-earth asteroids, short period comets, meteorites and meteor showers, some of which remain in orbits close to the Earth to this day. These repeated convulsions gradually weakened Mars, setting the stage for its next escape from the Earth. However, in order to leave this orbit at the end of each kalpa (14.4 years), a number of additional physical events had to occur. The most easily understandable ones were its near alignments with the Sun and Moon combined, which always occurred at the vernal (spring) equinox. This was the date of every separation of the core and reason for the fear of eclipses in all ancient culture. At the same date, every thirty years, Venus, then in an eccentric orbit swung out closest to the Earth, when its inferior conjunction and aphelion coincided. Thus its tidal force was added to that of the Sun and Moon. But even these combined forces could not alone cause the planet to escape Earth orbit. The ancient texts reveal even more radical events, which modern astrophysicists, or even science fiction writers, have never imagined.
Believe it or not, the essential process in each Mars escape was that its solid core had to temporarily exit the planet! Ancient texts describe this in a number of ways, but Egyptian texts are the most lucid. During each encounter Mars was in a geostationary orbit over the Himalayas, the Egyptian texts explain that the solid core exited Mars and dropped into a lower orbit, zooming around the Earth toward the East in what is called a slingshot maneuver, while the outer shell (with a big flaming gap in it) drifted to the west over the Middle East (This was the origin of the Jewish Passover.) moving slowly away from the Earth. The two parts rejoined eight days later, leaving the Earth piggy-back and entered a planetary orbit which intersected the orbit of the Earth, where Mars reformed for the next 15.6 years. This exodus featured great storms, thundering, earthquakes, a shift of some 30 degrees in the spin axis of the Earth back to its normal orientation and a major readjustment of the ocean levels around the world. Amazingly, this occurred one-hundred times – every thirty years, between 3700 and 687 BC. As a result of this timing, each generation of mankind, in every culture, witnessed these world-shaking events, ensuring their accurate rendition in ancient texts. These events would have completely destroyed the vast infrastructure that exists today.
The Ejection of Mars’ Solid Iron Core
The Egyptians narrate these cosmic events in terms of the ascent of pharaoh Pepi’s soul ‘to the gods’. His soul first ascends to the duat, the island at the north pole of Mars, with the aid of a ‘rope ladder’ lowered from the planet. This was the column of smoke and fire, the djed pillar, which had four horizontal layers near the top (the four heads of Brahma in the Vedas), which were imagined to be its rungs. He then descends into the interior through the vent at Mars’ north pole, out of which the column originated, imagined to be the entrance into the Amenta, the ‘underworld’. This was necessary because he then had to mount the solid core which left through the Valles Marineris which was on the equator of Mars. The engineering minds of the Egyptians depict the ‘double doors’ that opened to allow the ‘boat of Ra‘ (the solid core) to exit the planet, and carry the soul of Pepi ‘to the gods’. The figure above is from the “papyrus of Queen Nejmet”. The ‘Red Eye of Horus‘ at the right is waiting to be ejected by the two divine ‘cord holders’, perhaps powered by the two omphalos. The pharaoh’s soul is seen standing on the Red Eye with his title spelled out by the beetle hieroglyph. A number of underworld gods are attending the ‘launch’ of the solid core. The text then describes the ‘eye’ zooming around the Earth to the East ‘like a falcon’ while the outer shell moved slowly to the west and drifting away from the Earth. the two parts of Mars are described rejoining eight days later on the way to becoming an ‘imperishable star’. The rejoining is described as Pepi, imagined piloting the solid core, ‘he cleaves its firmament’ which was Mars, ‘on the eastern side of heaven’ (Mars outer shell).
It only remains to explain the physical details of the last step in the ejection of the solid core. The continous flow of magma through into this fragile hardened lava tube structure, which collapsed frequently due to Mars’ interior convulsions, combined with the large hot rock bodies which were ejected through it, enlarged and deepened the volcanic vent from which it originated, eventually extending deep into the core of Mars. The island, or duat, at the north pole from which this feature rose, was surrounded by the tidal ocean, which had formed at the beginning of each encounter.
At the end of each encounter the combined (indirect) tidal forces of the Sun, Moon and Venus, along with the ever-present direct tidal force of the Earth caused the northern ocean to overflow this island, which was the duat or ‘risen land’ formed early in each encounter. How could this be? All three were located on the far side of Mars. Remember an earlier post concerning tidal forces? It acts oppositely on the near and far hemispheres of a planet. A ‘pulling’ effect acts on the near side, called a direct tide, but a ‘pushing’ effect, called an indirect tide, operates on the far side, causing a ‘bulge’ there also.
Therefore, the ocean on the side of Mars facing the Earth was ‘pushed’ higher by the combined tidal effect of the Sun, Moon Earth and nearby Venus, causing it to overflow the vent from which the hardened lava column originated. Thus the ocean gushed into the vent all the way into the liquid core of Mars, which had been partially evacuated by the long term ejection of mass. The steam pressure which flashed when the water encountered the great temperature and heat within the outer core forced the solid core out of the side of the planet through the enormous fault called the Valles Marineris. When the core first appeared, it was seen as a single ‘eye of Horus‘ protruding through the surface, but as it continued outward it was seen as a separate body, Hathor, in Egyptian myth.
Mercury is Finally Manifest
Evidence of the final flow of the northern ocean into this vent is present in the shape of the north polar cap on Mars today. It is obviously a whirlpool draining into the north polar vent on top of a the km rise – the remnant of the duat or firmament. At the end of the last encounter of Mars with the Earth the solid iron core failed to reunite with the outer shell as it had ninety-nine times previously. It apparently was deflected by the Moon, since the length of the month changed from 36 to 28 days at that date, about 687 BC. The solid iron core, called Mercury in Roman myth, then cavorted with Venus for several hundred years, as evidenced in the date of figure below, until they
settled into their current orbits. In order that orbital angular momentum and energy be conserved Mars had to move outward in the solar system, while slowly collapsing in on its vacant interior, to form the diminutive ‘planet’ we call Mars. It is now a dead planet, because, as a result of the one-hundred encounters, it lost most of life-supporting materials which resurfaced the entire Earth and much of its northern mantle. Moreover, it lost its internal magnetic field, which originates in a planet’s solid core, as evidenced by the magnetic field measured still surrounding Mercury – a fact planetary science does not yet understand. Now that we understand its recent history, I suggest the far-fetched notion of mankind’s ‘greening of Mars’ should be finally put to rest.