It appears I’m not the only one who thinks there was a worldwide, antediluvian astrology cult of monolith builders. Discovering precession is not a trivial accomplishment, as Charles Murray explains.
Once we grant the existence of the monomyth, we have a choice between two broad explanations: Either the human psyche is such that cultures everywhere produce extraordinarily similar myths (the view propounded by psychoanalyst Carl Jung and comparative-religion scholar Mircea Eliade, and accepted as well by Campbell), or the myths had a common historic origin. The problem with a common historic origin is that it requires us to posit a means by which the myths were shared across continents, and the standard paradigm of ancient history does not allow for that.
In 1969, science historians Giorgio de Santillana of M.I.T. and Hertha von Dechend of Frankfurt’s Goethe-Universitat came down on the historical side of the debate with a book entitled Hamlet’s Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time. At its center is the proposition that the world’s mythologies were drawn from a common historical source with a common body of astronomical knowledge that included precession of the equinox.
This book is available to read online, if you don’t feel like shelling out $75 on Amazon for a used paperback copy. I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my list because confirmation bias.
The precession of the equinox is an astronomical phenomenon caused by the earth’s wobble (the earth spins like a top that has lost a little speed). One of the results of the wobble is that, seen from the earth’s surface, the constellation against which the sun rises at the spring and fall equinoxes changes over time. At the beginning of 21C, the sun at equinox rises in front of the constellation Pisces—but only for another century or so, because, as the song says, we are at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
A complete cycle through all twelve constellations of the zodiac takes 25,920 years, with each “age” lasting 2,160 years. Thus the first salient fact about the precession of the equinox is that it cannot be discovered without accurate star records over a significant period of time.
So difficult only a caveman could do it. Meanwhile, we live in a far more progressive age wherein WordPress tells me I’m misspelling “procession”, which is likely an expression of my white privilege. It’s like I’m Hitler trying to discourage Katherine Johnson from being a genius astrophysicist, NOT OKAY.
It takes 72 years for the constellations to move one degree of arc—about as far along the horizon as the width of your forefinger held out at arm’s length. The standard histories hold that the Greek astronomer Hipparchus discovered precession of the equinox in about -134 [Ed: 134 BC] by comparing his star charts with ones that had been prepared a century and a half earlier.
De Santillana and von Dechend were not especially concerned with trying to date the original discovery of precession, mentioning almost in passing that the most likely date is about -5000, nor did they try to assign it to a lost civilization. Their concern was to establish their basic contention about the historical-astronomical nature of the monomyth. But, like it or not,
to demonstrate that precession was known millennia before Hipparchus and that this knowledge was disseminated throughout the world—both of which are minimal implications of Hamlet’s Mill—already means that the standard paradigm is in disarray. I will not try to ummarize the evidence in Hamlet’s Mill, but it should be emphasized that the book is not the work of sensationalists, but of exceptionally erudite scholars of the world’s mythic traditions.
Which is weird, because Wikipedia informs me that it’s a very unserious and reactionary bit of pseudoscience. You’d almost think there’s a diffuse class of people who have an overwhelming emotional urge to suppress dangerous anthropological ideas, which motivates them to form spontaneous, ad-hoc conspiracies and destroy all physical evidence of elongated skulls. Ah, but that’s crazy talk, because modern man are practically gnostic GODS compared to their retarded chimp ancestors.
Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.
Hamlet’s Mill is only one source of evidence that the advocates of an early and advanced lost civilization present on behalf of the hypothesis that precession was known much earlier than Hipparchus. some of the archaeological evidence, which includes purported astronomical and mathematical features of the design of the great ancient monuments around the world, is intriguing. But in trying to evaluate it, we are once again confronted with advocates who appear to be torturing the data until they confess. The limited point here is that the core scholarly work on the monomyth as it relates to knowledge of the precession of the equinox poses challenges to the standard paradigm that justify investigation.
Murray is a lot more conservative in his speculations than I am, but I take it as a good sign that some rando, pointy-haired academics are obliquely tracking the exact same ideas. I don’t mind getting ahead of myself though, so here’s what I think: the Tower of Babel was both a real monolith and an allegory for the globalist Luciferian religion that was also an extremely stable anarcho-tyrranical socio-political system. It was so perfect in its production of constant evils that God actually stepped in and personally sabotaged their technological specialists (maybe with some kind of strong magnetic field?), then wiped out the remaining, atomized degenerates with a massive flood around the time of the Younger Dryas.
Since you’ve already read this far, here’s what I think the plan is for the future, as near as I can determine:
1. Secularism, to “kill God” as Nietzsche said.
2. Fascism, to set up statolatry.
3. Zodiacism, to support “Great Man” worship as national avatars.
4. Emperor worship, to set the stage for Luciferianism.
5. Luciferianism proper, and the promise that men can become gods if they follow well enough. Persecution enabled by the complete atomization of people from each other, the godhood pursuit making them supremely narcissistic. This is the diametric opposite of Jesus’ radical message of worship via service.
Or maybe this whole “Bible” thing is a mushroom trip by some whirling dervish in Greater Arabia that eats foreskins, because that just makes sense. In fact, I hear Jesus wasn’t even a real historical person, WAKE UP SHEEPLE.