As our World continues its inexorable plunge into the abyss of madness, war and catastrophes, too numerous in one writing to mention, a number of auspicious events have been occurring that without understanding them in their most ancient and mythological context their truest meaning could very well be lost to those seeking the greatest truth of these times, and their own lives. And to best understand them we must first preface these modern events with our most ancient of pasts.
In the Jewish and Christian religious writing commonly called the Book of Genesis [Greek: Γένεσις, “birth”, “origin”] [Hebrew: בְּרֵאשִׁית, “in the beginning”], but whose origin dates to the very dawn of human existence in the ancient land of the Ugarit, and whose main “god” El, along with the other “gods” and written to have “made men in their own image” gave guidance to us all when they stated “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”
Note: El was the chief god at Ugarit. Yet El is also the name of God used in many of the Psalms for Yahweh; or at least that has been the presupposition among pious Christians. Yet when one reads these Psalms and the Ugaritic texts one sees that the very attributes for which Yahweh is acclaimed are the same for which El is acclaimed. In fact, these Psalms were most likely originally Ugaritic or Canaanite hymns to El which were simply adopted by Israel, much like the American National Anthem was set to a beer hall tune by Francis Scott Key. El is called the “father of men”, “creator”, and “creator of the creation”. These attributes are also granted Yahweh by the Old Testament.
Lucifer Symbolism incorporated in the final Shuttle Mission?
And of these “signs” in the heavens which we have been instructed by El and the other “gods” to watch for none is more important to this discussion than that of the June, 2010 conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus on the fixed star Scheat in the constellation Pegasus and known to the ancients as the “Death Star”, which according to them in their writings presages the “overturning” of our World from “one age to another”.
Important to note about Scheat and its relationship to the winged horse Pegasus, and as related to us by the ancients, was of the four stars forming this constellation the “Death Star” controlled the left foreleg [known to Arabian astronomers as Mankib al Faras, the “Horse's Shoulder”] and when “signaled” by the “blue soul bird” would stamp his hoof upon the Earth causing “springs of knowledge” to “burst forth” so that “the mortals” could save themselves from the calamities to come.
Note: In Greek mythology, Pegasus (Greek: Πήγασος, Pégasos, 'strong') was a winged horse sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing. By extension, the term Pegasus (and the plural Pegasi) can also refer to any winged horse.
Now the “blue soul bird” the ancients warned would give Pegasus his “signal” is the stork. And among the storks many attributes none was more important than the task given to it by the “gods” of caring for and watching over all mortals. In Egyptian mythology the stork was also associated with the ba, or personality, the unique individual character of each human being, thus giving it its name of the “soul bird”.
And as the “Death Star” Scheat prepares for its June 2010 Pegasus conjunction reports are coming from the “Land of Thor” that indeed the “blue soul bird” has appeared in the German city of Biegen with the first sighting of a blue stork in over 3,000 years where it has been met with both confusion and amusement as to its origins and condition by a people who have long ago forgotten the ancient warnings of its meaning.
Important to note too in this blue “soul bird” stork’s appearing in the ancient land of the Norse “god” Thor are the many warnings given by the ancients of its truest meaning, and as related to us by the Sorcha Faal in her 2007 seminal work “Battle Begins For Throne of This World: The Return of the Einherjar Warriors” wherein she quoted the 16th century French seer Nostradamus, and who warned: “When those of the arctic pole are united together, Great terror and fear in the East: Newly elected, the great trembling supported, Rhodes, Byzantium stained with Barbarian blood.” [Quatrain 6:21]
And today these words of Nostradamus warning of “great terror and fear in the East” when “those of the artic pole are united together” are coming true as reports from Oslo are stating that traditional adversaries Russia and Norway have resolved their over 40-year dispute over the Arctic’s Barents Sea thus paving the way for future agreements between all of the other Nations bordering our Earth’s most Northern region.
Note: The “united” Arctic Nations have long known of these ancient warnings and in June, 2006 began construction of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (known also as the Doomsday Vault) in an underground cavern designed to store seeds and genetic copies of all of our Earth’s plants in preparation for the coming “great overturning” of our World.
Equally important to note about the blue “soul bird” stork’s appearing before the great Pegasus conjunction in June, 2010, and its appearing in the “Land of Thor”, is the warning given to us by the ancients that in these “times of overturning” Thor would release the “goats” Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstrhe he has kept at bay from wreaking havoc upon our Earth from his chariot whereupon the “god” Lucifer would be given free reign (for a time) to “devour” human beings “souls” at will.
Note: The 13th century Old Norse poem Haustlöng, preserved in the Prose Edda, describes in how during our Earth’s last “great overturning” Thor narrowly averted the destruction of our Planet by his defeating of the goat “gods” Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstrhe. In the ancient writings the goat-horned “god” Tanngrisnir has gone by many names and was known to the Greeks as Pan and to the Romans Faunus and known for his “sexual powers” and showing mortals how to masturbate. The goat-horned “god” Tanngnjóstrhe, on the other hand, is better known and today it is called Lucifer, which comes from the Latin words lucem ferre literally meaning “light-bearer”.
Most critical for you to understand about Lucifer the “light-bearer’s” reign on Earth said to lead to its “overturning” are the most ancient writings describing this goat-horned “god” not as anything physical in form, but rather a dreaded “universal energy force” that every few thousand years cycles through our Milky Way Galaxy destroying everything in its path and which Sister Neala recently wrote about in her report “Are You Prepared To Be Shocked?”.
To the fear of the World’s elites of Lucifer’s coming there is no doubt, especially with the Vatican who in their ages long attempt in searching the heavens for the goat-horned “gods” return have established one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the World. And no observatory of the Vatican’s is more important than the one they have constructed in the United States Arizona region on Mount Graham called by the ancient Hopi Indians as the “navel of the World” and where the ancient legends say Lucifer will first “appear”.
And today, as an unsuspecting human race waits in its growing confusion for explanations from its elite leaders as to the reasons our World is disintegrating before their very eyes, the United States and European Union have joined with the Vatican in attempting to find answers in their constructing on Arizona’s Mount Graham the giant Near-Infrared Camera and Spectrograph apparatus for the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory they openly named LUCIFER which (coincidentally?) was built in the “Land of Thor”, Germany.
But, and sadly, the peoples of the World should not hold out hope of what the LUCIFER telescope has, or will, discover about this dreaded ancient goat-horned “god” it has taken the name of as since its initial approval by the US Congress in November, 1988, and its receiving its “first light” in October, 2005, and its “second light” in January, 2008, its discoveries remain the most closely guarded secrets in the World.
Then again, to those knowing the words of the ancients, and the many warnings left to us through every culture, region and religion on Earth, the blue “soul bird” stork “signaling” Pegasus to stamp his hoof upon the “knowledge springs” of our World before Lucifer’s return to “overturn” our World once again gives firm guidance towards the path to take.
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If they're successful, the scientists hope to solve the global energy crisis by harnessing the energy generated by the mini-star.
The lab's venture has doubters, to be sure. Nuclear fusion, the type of high-energy reaction the California researchers hope to produce, has been a scientific pipe dream for at least a half-century. It's been pitched as a miracle power source. But it hasn't yielded many results.
To make matters worse, the U.S. Government Accountability Office this month released an audit of the lab's work that cites delays and mismanagement as reasons it's unlikely the scientists will create a fusion reaction this year.
But researchers in Livermore, about an hour's drive east of San Francisco, say it's not a matter of if but when their laser-saves-the-Earth experiment will be proved successful.
"We have a very high confidence that we will be able to ignite the target within the next two years," thus proving that controlled fusion is possible, said Bruno Van Wonterghem, a manager of the project, which is called the National Ignition Facility.
That would put the lab a step closer to "our big dream," he said, which is "to solve the energy problems of the world."
How to build a star
Here is the boiled-down recipe for how the Livermore lab plans to cook up a star:
Step one: Build the largest laser in the world, preferably inside a drab-looking office building. (To do this, you'll have to suspend all previous notions about what a laser looks like. This one is basically a giant factory full of tubes. The laser beam, which is concentrated light, bounces back and forth over the distance of a mile, charging up as it goes.)
Step two: Split this humongous laser into 192 beams. Aim all of them -- firing-range style -- at a single point that's about the size of a BB.
Step three: On that tiny target, apply a smidge of deuterium and tritium, two reactive isotopes of hydrogen that can be extracted from seawater. Surround those atoms with a gold capsule that's smaller than a thimble.
Step four: Fire the laser!
If all goes well, the resulting reaction will be hotter than the center of the sun (more than 100 million degrees Celsius) and will exert more pressure than 100 billion atmospheres. This will smash the hydrogen isotopes together with so much force and heat that their nuclei will fuse, sending off energy and neutrons.
Voila. An itty-bitty star is born.
The fusion reaction at the heart of this recipe is the same one that fuels the sun in our solar system and other stars.
"It's the most fundamental energy source in nature," Van Wonterghem said.
Workers at the Livermore Lab insist that the reaction isn't dangerous. Their version of fusion is controlled, rather than explosive like in America's current arsenal of nuclear weapons, which include a fusion reaction.
"There's no danger to the public," said Lynda Seaver, spokeswoman for the project.
"The [worst possible] mishap is, it doesn't work."
The fusion reaction does emit radioactive neutrons. But to stop those neutrons from escaping, the Livermore lab surrounds the reaction chamber with concrete walls that are more than 6½ feet thick.
Despite the fact that the reaction will "even exceed the conditions at the center of the sun," Van Wonterghem said, the controlled fusion is expected to be incredibly small and short-lived.
The star being cooked up in Livermore this summer is expected to die 200 trillionths of a second after it's ignited, Van Wonterghem said.
And it will measure only 5 microns across, which is several times smaller than the width of a human hair.
Road to commercialization
The value of this summer's experiment in laser-induced fusion will be in proving that powerful beams of light can produce a controlled fusion reaction, Seaver said.
It will take at least another 20 years, with adequate funding, to develop a continuous fusion reaction that could heat water, create steam and turn generators at a commercial fusion power plant, she said.
Meanwhile, the project is behind schedule and over budget, according to government reports.
Since 2005, when the laser-fusion experiment was isolated in a government program called the National Ignition Campaign, the project has spent more than $2 billion, or 25 percent more than its budget of $1.6 billion, according to the April Government Accountability Office report.
And, in those recent years, the project has fallen a year off schedule, the GAO says, with the expected completion date for the research now at the end of 2012.
Seaver, the National Ignition Facility spokeswoman, said the report mischaracterizes the lab's work.
"NIF has held all its milestones. It's held to its budget. The experiments are going just fine at NIF," she said. "They're going the way we thought they would."
Construction on the Livermore laser facility began in 1997, but the laser technology needed for the experiment has been 50 years in development, she said.
Meanwhile, other labs are working on fusion projects, too.
ITER, a project in France, for example, aims to use magnets and plasma, instead of lasers, to test nuclear fusion.
Research continues in non-fusion areas of nuclear power, as well.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced in February that his foundation is funding research in a modified and more sustainable version of nuclear fission, the type of reaction that powers the world's existing nuclear reactors.
Fission involves splitting large, heavy atoms. Fusion, the star-making reaction being tried in Livermore, works the opposite way, sealing the nuclei of smaller atoms together.
The Livermore lab says it could get its fuel -- the two isotopes of hydrogen -- from seawater.
The process for extracting large amounts of deuterium and tritium from water has not been perfected, but the lab says the supply of these materials is nearly limitless.
"One gallon of seawater would provide the equivalent energy of 300 gallons of gasoline; fuel from 50 cups of water contains the energy equivalent of two tons of coal," the Livermore project's website says.
Unlike burning coal and natural gas, nuclear power does not produce greenhouse gases.
Doubts and optimism
Critics of Livermore's fusion research say it's too expensive and too theoretical.
The world needs to employ existing fixes for climate change rather than looking for a technological silver bullet that will prove to be too expensive for commercial energy production anyway, said Thomas B. Cochran, a senior scientist and nuclear physicist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.
"If you want to do [research and development] to alleviate climate change, you have to have technologies that can be brought online soon," he said. "We don't have much time to turn this around."
Even if the facility's lasers do create a fusion reaction, the lab is still a long way from becoming a commercial power plant, he said.
"It's not going to be competitive," he said. "It's crazy to go down that road. It's kind of fun and interesting -- graduate student projects designing these concepts. But they waste a lot of money in thinking [nuclear fusion] is going to contribute to society."
Nevertheless, the scientists in Livermore remain optimistic.
Van Wonterghem holds out hope for an energy miracle from fusion and has invested his entire career in the idea. Seaver believes that what's happening at the lab is historic.
"This is something you're going to tell your grandchildren about," the spokeswoman said on a recent tour of the lab. "You were here when they were about to get fusion ignition.
"It's like standing on the hill watching the Wright brothers' plane go by."
Telescope: Does Project Name Imply Who Looking For?
Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) partners in the U.S, Germany and Italy announced April 21 that the first of two new innovative near-infrared cameras/spectrographs for the LBT is now available to astronomers for scientific observations at the telescope on Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona. After more than a decade of design, manufacturing and testing, the new instrument – dubbed LUCIFER 1 – provides a powerful tool to gain spectacular insights into the universe – from the Milky Way to extremely distant galaxies. LUCIFER, built by a consortium of German institutes, will be followed by an identical twin instrument that will be delivered to the telescope in early 2011. "With the large light-gathering power of the LBT, astronomers are now able to collect the spectral fingerprints of the faintest and most distant objects in the universe," said LBT director Richard Green, a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. LUCIFER 1 and its twin are mounted at the focus points of the LBT's two giant 8.4-meter (27.6 foot) diameter telescope mirrors. Each instrument is cooled to -213 degrees Celsius in order to observe in the near-infrared wavelength range. Near-infrared observations are essential for understanding the formation of stars and planets in our galaxy as well as revealing the secrets of the most distant and very young galaxies.
While open to the idea that demons may play a role in ufology, theologians such as Michael Heiser caution against automatically connecting UFOs with demonology, saying if UFOs do represent something supernatural, the unidentified objects could just as likely be manifestations of good angels, while phenomenon such as so-called alien abduction is more in line with manifestations of demons. In addition to extrasolar planet discovery or the sudden appearance of a UFO armada, some believe contact with alien intelligence could eventually happen as a result of man-made super technology that opens new dimensions or discovers parallel worlds. Sergio Bertolucci, a top scientist at CERN, surprised reporters for the British newspaper The Register recently by saying the Large Hadron Collider may create "an extra dimension" and that "out of this door might come something." To understand the social, scientific, and spiritual ramifications of possible contact with aliens and the larger scope of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe, a 20-hour interview series titled Official Disclosure: Prepare for Contact with some of the world's leading authorities recently took place. This included experts like Nick Pope, who was in attendance at the 2010 Royal Society Conference. Nick is Britian's former Military of Defence lead officer over UFO investigations.
If dark matter exists it may take the form of mirror planets, mirror stars and mirror galaxies. Now one physicist says the most recent evidence seems to confirm this idea. When astronomers study distant galaxies, they see only a small fraction of the mass needed to hold these clumps of stars together. Without some kind of extra hidden mass, galaxies ought to fly apart.
If dark matter exists it may take the form of mirror planets, mirror stars and mirror galaxies. Now one physicist says the most recent evidence seems to confirm this idea. When astronomers study distant galaxies, they see only a small fraction of the mass needed to hold these clumps of stars together. Without some kind of extra hidden mass, galaxies ought to fly apart.Astronomers call this hidden mass 'dark matter' and physicists around the world are engaged in an increasingly desperate race to find evidence of it here on Earth. That's why there are more than 30 experiments in various parts of the planet looking for the stuff. The consensus is that, despite this global effort, dark matter remains well hidden. Nobody has had a whiff of the stuff. That is nobody except an Italian group which has spent the last ten years or so watching a giant lump of sodium iodide. Their thinking is that any dark matter hitting the sodium iodide should generate a photon. And that as Earth moves around the Sun, they should see more photons when heading into the background sea of dark matter than when moving away from it. Sure enough, this seasonal signal is exactly what this team says it sees. They claim that it's experiment called DAMA/LIBRA is the first direct evidence of dark matter.
(CNN) -- An icy asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Saturn is adding credence to theories that Earth's water was delivered from space, according to a report published in the new issue of the science journal Nature. | Two teams of scientists found their evidence when looking at 24 Themis, a asteroid about 479 million kilometers (300 million miles) from the sun, or roughly three times the average distance from Earth to the sun.
A special mission to the Red Planet has revealed the likely presence of a form of pond scum - the building blocks of life as we know it. | NASA unveiled the results of the recent Opportunity and Spirit probes sent millions of miles through the solar system to discover signs of extraterrestrial life. | The results are so promising boffins have already planned a host of other missions to discover whether there is extraterrestrial life in the universe.
Ice and organic compounds, essential ingredients for life, have been found for the first time on an asteroid.
Gabriel Pérez, Servicio MultiMedia, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain
Astronomers have for the first time detected ice and organic compounds on an asteroid, a pair of landmark studies released on Wednesday says.
The discovery bolsters the theory that comets and asteroids crashing into Earth nearly four billion years ago seeded the planet with water and carbon-based molecules, both essential ingredients for life.
Working separately, two teams of scientists using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii found that the 24 Themis, which orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter, is literally covered in a thin coating of frost.
It had long been suspected that the massive space rocks that bombarded our planet after the formation of the solar system contained frozen water, but the two studies, published in Nature, provide the first hard evidence.
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Still, a mystery remained: How could frozen water persist over billions of years on an asteroid hot enough to vaporize surface ice?
Only if that layer of frost were continually replenished by the slow release of water vapor released from ice in the asteroid's interior, the researchers reasoned.
In other words, 24 Themis -- some 200 kilometers (125 miles) in diameter -- almost certainly contains far more water locked in its minerals than anyone suspected.
The findings also blur the distinction between rocky asteroids, once thought to be too close to the sun to contain water, and comets, composed of much the same stuff along with ice and dust.
Comets form their signature tails when ice melts during the phase of orbit that brings them closest to the sun.
"We had previously thought that only the comets could have brought a lot of water to Earth," said Andrew Rivkin, lead author of one of the studies and researcher at John Hopkins University in Laurel, Md.
"But we now have more reason to think that the asteroid impacts may also have brought a significant amount, especially if each one might have 20 to 30 percent water," he said in an email exchange.
"Much more water could have come in from asteroids than we thought."
Rivkin's team observed 24 Themis on seven dates from 2002 to 2008, analyzing various wavelengths of reflected sunlight to determine the composition of the surface.
The study turned up a good match for water ice, with a modest helping of organic -- that is, carbon-containing -- material.
In a separate study, researchers led by Humberto Campins of the University of Central Florida arrived at the same conclusion using another technique.
"Knowing that Themis rotates once every 8.37 hours, they timed their observations to obtain spectra for the asteroid at four points in its rotation, creating a crude surface map," said Henry Hsieh, an astrophysicist at Queen's University in Belfast.
Not only did they find ice on the asteroid, they found that it was evenly distributed across its entire surface.
Taken together, the studies provide an unexpectedly window onto key aspects of our early solar system, which came into being some 4.5 billion years ago.
"Our discoveries show that some objects can remain in the asteroid belt more or less unchanged since their formation," Rivkin said.
"We no longer have to infer the composition of ancient asteroid water from hydrated materials -- we can study the water directly because it is still around today," Hsieh noted in a commentary, also in Nature.
While life-giving water and carbon molecules are present on the asteroid, other factors will have discouraged new life forms emerging, Rivkin said.
"The lack of liquid water and an atmosphere, and the presence of very strong ultraviolet light from the Sun -- screened out by our atmosphere -- are all factors we think work against the formation of life," he said.