3rd eye: NYU artist gets camera implanted in head


3rd eye: NYU artist gets camera implanted in head

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By ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press – Tue Nov 23, 6:20 pm ET
This Aug. 24, 2010 photo provided by New York University arts professor Wafaa Bilal, shows Bilal holding the prototype of a digital camera that he had

NEW YORK – A New York University arts professor might not have eyes on the back of his head, but he’s coming pretty close. Wafaa Bilal, a visual artist widely recognized for his interactive and performance pieces, had a small digital camera implanted in the back of his head — all in the name of art.

Bilal said Tuesday that he underwent the procedure for an art project that was commissioned by a new museum in Doha, Qatar, in the Arab Gulf.

Titled “The 3rd I,” it is one of 23 contemporary works commissioned for the opening of the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art on Dec. 30. The exhibition is entitled “Told/Untold/Retold.”

“I am going about my daily life as I did before the procedure,” the Iraqi-born artist said in a statement.

Bilal, who is teaching three courses this semester at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, will wear the camera for one year. It is 2 inches in diameter and less than an inch thick.

The project will raise “important social, aesthetic, political, technological and artistic questions,” he said.

He declined to say when the camera was implanted or other details of the art installation, saying it “will be revealed to the public as part of the museum preview on Dec. 15” and on a website to be launched on the same day, http://www.3rdi.me.

He said he chose to have it put in the back of the head as an allegorical statement about the things we don’t see and leave behind.

How it all fits together is still a bit of a mystery.

The camera will capture his everyday activities at one-minute intervals 24-hours a day and then be transmitted to monitors at the museum, said curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, who commissioned Bilal on behalf of the museum.

“He doesn’t have to alter his lifestyle or what he does. In principal, he’s moving on with his life,” Bardaouil told The Associated Press from Doha. “It will be a three-dimensional, real space-and-time experience. Once the piece is revealed, you’ll realize that the camera is only one aspect of the work and there are aspects as important that will be experienced.”

The project has raised challenging questions for NYU, the nation’s largest private school with about 44,000 students.

“As a school of the arts, a school whose mission is to educate artists, we place a high value on his right to free expression in his creative work as an artist …,” NYU said in a statement.

“We also take seriously the privacy issues his project raises, its impact on our students, and the importance of preserving trust in the pedagogical relationship between a faculty member and students.”

NYU said it has had numerous “constructive and productive” conversations with the artist and was continuing “to discuss with him the right mechanism to ensure that his camera will not take pictures in NYU buildings.”

But a number of students said they were not overly concerned about their privacy being violated.

“I don’t really know what you would be protecting them (students) from, what would be happening in the classroom that couldn’t be shared,” said Erin Wahed, 22, who graduated in May with a BFA in photography but did not take any of Bilal’s classes.

Seth Mrocska, who was friends with some of Bilal’s students but did not have him as a professor before graduating in May, agreed, saying “It’s not that there’s much to hide in the classroom.”

However, he said he wasn’t OK with the images being transmitted to another country and “shared across a media platform to be stored for all to view.”

Bilal said “The 3rd I” builds on his other body of work that combines performance art, digital and body art and photography “into a unique conceptual piece.”

Many of his previous works have invited debate and controversy.

In a 2007 online installation, “Domestic Tension” in 2007, virtual users could shoot a paintball gun at Bilal 24 hours a day. The Chicago Tribune deemed it “one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time” and named him Artist of the Year that year.

A 2008 video game piece, “Virtual Jihadi,” was censored by the city of Troy, N.Y. where it was shown. In it, Bilal inserted an avatar of himself as a suicide bomber hunting then-President George W. Bush. The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a claim against the city of Troy for closing the arts center showing the work.

The artist has said the work was meant to shed light on groups that traffic in hateful stereotypes of Arab culture with video games like Quest for Saddam.

In a recent live performance piece titled “…and Counting,” Bilal had his back tattooed with a borderless map of Iraq covered with one dot for each Iraqi and American casualty. Bilal, whose brother was killed by a missile at an Iraqi checkpoint in 2004, used the piece to highlight how the deaths of Iraqis are largely invisible to the American public. The dots for the Iraqis were represented by green UV ink only visible under black light, while Americans were represented by permanent ink.

The 59,000-square-foot Mathaf museum will house more than 6,000 works of modern and contemporary Arab art from the collection of Sheik Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali al Thani, founder of Mathaf and vice-chair of the Qatar Museum Authority.

 

 

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29 miners dead after 2nd blast at New Zealand mine


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29 Miners dead after 2nd blast at New Zealand Mine

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AP – Police assist family members after they were told there has been a second blast inside Pike River mine …
By JOE MORGAN and RAY LILLEY, Associated Press – 1 hr 43 mins ago

GREYMOUTH, New Zealand – A massive explosion deep inside a New Zealand coal mine Wednesday erased hopes of rescuing 29 miners caught underground by a similar blast five days ago. The prime minister declared it a national tragedy.

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Even if any of the missing men had survived the initial explosion Friday at the Pike River Mine, police said none could have lived through the second. Both blasts were believed caused by explosive, toxic gases swirling in the tunnels dug up to 1 1/2 miles (2 kilometers) into a mountain that had also prevented rescuers from entering the mine to search for the missing.

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“There was another massive explosion underground, and based on that explosion no one would have survived,” said police superintendent Gary Knowles, in charge of the rescue operation. “The blast was prolific, just as severe as the first blast.”

It was one of New Zealand’s worst mining disasters. The country’s industry is relatively small compared to other nations and considered generally safe, with 210 deaths in 114 years after the most recent tragedy.

It also devastated families who — buoyed by the survival tale of Chile’s 33 buried miners — had clung to hope for more than five days that their relatives could emerge alive.

“New Zealand has been devastated by the news that we have all been dreading,” New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said in a nationally televised news conference. “This is a national tragedy.”

He said flags would fly at half staff on Thursday and Parliament would adjourn its session in respect for the dead men.

Officials said only investigations still to come would confirm the exact cause of Wednesday’s explosion.

Pike River Coal chief executive Peter Whittall said rescue teams were not doing anything that could have set it off, and conditions inside the mine were such it could have happened at any time.

“It was a natural eventuation, it could have happened on the second day, it could have happened on the third day,” he told reporters.

Family members who gathered for a regular daily briefing on the rescue operation’s progress were instead told of the second blast and that no one could survive. Whittal said he began by telling them a team had been getting ready to go underground.

Some people — thinking a rescue was about to start — broke into applause before he could finish telling them about the latest blast. “I had to wait till they stopped clapping to tell them … that the second explosion occurred,” he said.

Tony Kokshoorn, the mayor of Greymouth town near the mine, who was at the meeting, said some of the relatives collapsed. Others shouted at police in anger. “It is our darkest day,” Kokshoorn told reporters later.

Laurie Drew, father of 21-year-old miner Zen, said rescuers should have gone into the mine on Friday, saying he believed that explosion would have burned off most of the dangerous gases.

“They had their window of opportunity that Friday night, and now the truth can’t come out because no one alive will be able to come out and tell the truth about what went on down there,” Drew said. “The only thing that’s going to make matters worse is if we find … out that people were alive after that first blast.”

Knowles said at all times after the initial blast, entering the mine was simply too risky because of high gas levels and evidence of a smoldering coal fire underground that could be an ignition source.

Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee said a range of official inquiries would probe the cause of the disaster and whether it could have been prevented.

Whittall said no decision had been made yet on whether the mine would be sealed or what the next step would be.

“We can’t still go in to an unsafe mine. It’s just as unsafe now as it was two hours ago, the gas will still be coming out of the coal, there’s still an ignition source, there’s no doubt burning methane from that explosion,” he told reporters. “But we want our boys back and we want to get them out.”

The second blast came hours after the first progress in days for the rescue attempt, when a drilling team broke a narrow shaft through to the section of the mine where the missing workers were believed to have been. And two robots crawled their way into the tunnel, giving authorities their first view of the inside of the mine.

But officials had become increasingly pessimistic about the chances of pulling the men alive from the mine. Nothing had been heard from the missing miners since the initial blast.

New Zealand’s mines have been safe historically. The worst disaster was in 1896, when 65 died in a gasexplosion at a mine on the same coal seam as the latest tragedy. The most recent was in 1967, when an explosion killed 19 miners in a mine near the Pike River site.

While conditions were different, the New Zealand disaster drew initial comparisons with the rescue last month of 33 workers trapped 69 days in a gold and copper mine in Chile.

Lilley reported from Wellington, New Zealand.

Toxic gas dims hopes for missing N.Zealand miners

 

Found alive: Two Flying Dinosaur Species in Papua New Guinea [with videos]


Found alive: Two Flying Dinosaur Species in Papua New Guinea [with videos]

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Bat-like wings, a beak full of razor sharp teeth, tearing claws, a long tail with a flanged end, is this night-flying reptile a figment of the imagination? Or does it provide living proof that dinosaurs still exist today in far-flung and obscure little corners of the world. Researchers have unearthed the pterosaur, 2010.

The Ropen (Demon-flyer) has terrified the people of Papua New Guinea for thousands of years, a monster of the skies that swoops down on its unsuspecting prey, often at night, and carries them off to its lair.

The world is full of tales of mythical beasts (the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Yhetti) and expeditions costing millions of dollars have been carried out, often with the same result: little or no evidence, so the myth lives on.

Not so with the Ropen, or Dimorphodon Pterosaur, the flying reptile which is supposed to have died out 65 million years ago with the rest of the dinosaurs, because, according to American-based researcher Terrence Aym*, “Eyewitness reports – collected by determined exploration teams seeking strong evidence of the creatures – have led serious researchers to the conclusion that two distinct animals exist”.

Meet the Ropen and the smaller Duah, a relative. Eye-witness reports from teams of researchers go hand in hand with local folklore, telling of terrifying flying beasts with long beaks crammed with razor-sharp teeth, a long tail with a flange on the end and huge bat-like wings. Now, (see the original story from the link below) graphic real-time video evidence has been added, shot by intrepid researchers Jim Blume and David Woetzel, who have explored Papua New Guinea and several Pacific Isles.

Scouring the region for their prey, they encountered what they were looking for: flying dinosaurs with wingspans of ten to fifteen feet (eye witnesses say they can be much larger) and two different species which inhabit the dense forests and mountain regions of one of the remotest and least visited parts of the globe

Video 1: Amateur sighting of pterosaur off Papua New Guinea beach.

Video 2: Amateur sighting of pterosaur off Papua New Guinea beach.

Video 3: Pterodactyl Sighting from 2008

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Stephen Hawking: How to build a time machine!!


Stephen Hawking: How to build a time machine!!

All you need is a wormhole, the Large Hadron Collider or a rocket that goes really, really fast.

Hello. My name is Stephen Hawking. Physicist, cosmologist and something of a dreamer. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free. Free to explore the universe and ask the big questions, such as: is time travel possible? Can we open a portal to the past or find a shortcut to the future? Can we ultimately use the laws of nature to become masters of time itself?

Time travel was once considered scientific heresy. I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labelled a crank. But these days I’m not so cautious. In fact, I’m more like the people who built Stonehenge. I’m obsessed by time. If I had a time machine I’d visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. Perhaps I’d even travel to the end of the universe to find out how our whole cosmic story ends.

To see how this might be possible, we need to look at time as physicists do – at the fourth dimension. It’s not as hard as it sounds. Every attentive schoolchild knows that all physical objects, even me in my chair, exist in three dimensions. Everything has a width and a height and a length.

But there is another kind of length, a length in time. While a human may survive for 80 years, the stones at Stonehenge, for instance, have stood around for thousands of years. And the solar system will last for billions of years. Everything has a length in time as well as space. Travelling in time means travelling through this fourth dimension.

To see what that means, let’s imagine we’re doing a bit of normal, everyday car travel. Drive in a straight line and you’re travelling in one dimension. Turn right or left and you add the second dimension. Drive up or down a twisty mountain road and that adds height, so that’s travelling in all three dimensions. But how on Earth do we travel in time? How do we find a path through the fourth dimension?

Let’s indulge in a little science fiction for a moment. Time travel movies often feature a vast, energy-hungry machine. The machine creates a path through the fourth dimension, a tunnel through time. A time traveller, a brave, perhaps foolhardy individual, prepared for who knows what, steps into the time tunnel and emerges who knows when. The concept may be far-fetched, and the reality may be very different from this, but the idea itself is not so crazy.

Physicists have been thinking about tunnels in time too, but we come at it from a different angle. We wonder if portals to the past or the future could ever be possible within the laws of nature. As it turns out, we think they are. What’s more, we’ve even given them a name: wormholes. The truth is that wormholes are all around us, only they’re too small to see. Wormholes are very tiny. They occur in nooks and crannies in space and time. You might find it a tough concept, but stay with me.

A wormhole is a theoretical ‘tunnel’ or shortcut, predicted by Einstein’s theory of relativity, that links two places in space-time – visualised above as the contours of a 3-D map, where negative energy pulls space and time into the mouth of a tunnel, emerging in another universe. They remain only hypothetical, as obviously nobody has ever seen one, but have been used in films as conduits for time travel – in Stargate (1994), for example, involving gated tunnels between universes, and in Time Bandits (1981), where their locations are shown on a celestial map

Nothing is flat or solid. If you look closely enough at anything you’ll find holes and wrinkles in it. It’s a basic physical principle, and it even applies to time. Even something as smooth as a pool ball has tiny crevices, wrinkles and voids. Now it’s easy to show that this is true in the first three dimensions. But trust me, it’s also true of the fourth dimension. There are tiny crevices, wrinkles and voids in time. Down at the smallest of scales, smaller even than molecules, smaller than atoms, we get to a place called the quantum foam. This is where wormholes exist. Tiny tunnels or shortcuts through space and time constantly form, disappear, and reform within this quantum world. And they actually link two separate places and two different times.

Unfortunately, these real-life time tunnels are just a billion-trillion-trillionths of a centimetre across. Way too small for a human to pass through – but here’s where the notion of wormhole time machines is leading. Some scientists think it may be possible to capture a wormhole and enlarge it many trillions of times to make it big enough for a human or even a spaceship to enter.

Given enough power and advanced technology, perhaps a giant wormhole could even be constructed in space. I’m not saying it can be done, but if it could be, it would be a truly remarkable device. One end could be here near Earth, and the other far, far away, near some distant planet.

Theoretically, a time tunnel or wormhole could do even more than take us to other planets. If both ends were in the same place, and separated by time instead of distance, a ship could fly in and come out still near Earth, but in the distant past. Maybe dinosaurs would witness the ship coming in for a landing.

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The fastest manned vehicle in history was Apollo 10. It reached 25,000mph. But to travel in time we’ll have to go more than 2,000 times faster

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Now, I realise that thinking in four dimensions is not easy, and that wormholes are a tricky concept to wrap your head around, but hang in there. I’ve thought up a simple experiment that could reveal if human time travel through a wormhole is possible now, or even in the future. I like simple experiments, and champagne.

So I’ve combined two of my favourite things to see if time travel from the future to the past is possible.

Let’s imagine I’m throwing a party, a welcome reception for future time travellers. But there’s a twist. I’m not letting anyone know about it until after the party has happened. I’ve drawn up an invitation giving the exact coordinates in time and space. I am hoping copies of it, in one form or another, will be around for many thousands of years. Maybe one day someone living in the future will find the information on the invitation and use a wormhole time machine to come back to my party, proving that time travel will, one day, be possible.

In the meantime, my time traveller guests should be arriving any moment now. Five, four, three, two, one. But as I say this, no one has arrived. What a shame. I was hoping at least a future Miss Universe was going to step through the door. So why didn’t the experiment work? One of the reasons might be because of a well-known problem with time travel to the past, the problem of what we call paradoxes.

Paradoxes are fun to think about. The most famous one is usually called the Grandfather paradox. I have a new, simpler version I call the Mad Scientist paradox.

I don’t like the way scientists in movies are often described as mad, but in this case, it’s true. This chap is determined to create a paradox, even if it costs him his life. Imagine, somehow, he’s built a wormhole, a time tunnel that stretches just one minute into the past.

Hawking in a scene from Star Trek with dinner guests from the past, and future: (from left) Albert Einstein, Data and Isaac Newton

Through the wormhole, the scientist can see himself as he was one minute ago. But what if our scientist uses the wormhole to shoot his earlier self? He’s now dead. So who fired the shot? It’s a paradox. It just doesn’t make sense. It’s the sort of situation that gives cosmologists nightmares.

This kind of time machine would violate a fundamental rule that governs the entire universe – that causes happen before effects, and never the other way around. I believe things can’t make themselves impossible. If they could then there’d be nothing to stop the whole universe from descending into chaos. So I think something will always happen that prevents the paradox. Somehow there must be a reason why our scientist will never find himself in a situation where he could shoot himself. And in this case, I’m sorry to say, the wormhole itself is the problem.

In the end, I think a wormhole like this one can’t exist. And the reason for that is feedback. If you’ve ever been to a rock gig, you’ll probably recognise this screeching noise. It’s feedback. What causes it is simple. Sound enters the microphone. It’s transmitted along the wires, made louder by the amplifier, and comes out at the speakers. But if too much of the sound from the speakers goes back into the mic it goes around and around in a loop getting louder each time. If no one stops it, feedback can destroy the sound system.

The same thing will happen with a wormhole, only with radiation instead of sound. As soon as the wormhole expands, natural radiation will enter it, and end up in a loop. The feedback will become so strong it destroys the wormhole. So although tiny wormholes do exist, and it may be possible to inflate one some day, it won’t last long enough to be of use as a time machine. That’s the real reason no one could come back in time to my party.

Any kind of time travel to the past through wormholes or any other method is probably impossible, otherwise paradoxes would occur. So sadly, it looks like time travel to the past is never going to happen. A disappointment for dinosaur hunters and a relief for historians.

But the story’s not over yet. This doesn’t make all time travel impossible. I do believe in time travel. Time travel to the future. Time flows like a river and it seems as if each of us is carried relentlessly along by time’s current. But time is like a river in another way. It flows at different speeds in different places and that is the key to travelling into the future. This idea was first proposed by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago. He realised that there should be places where time slows down, and others where time speeds up. He was absolutely right. And the proof is right above our heads. Up in space.

This is the Global Positioning System, or GPS. A network of satellites is in orbit around Earth. The satellites make satellite navigation possible. But they also reveal that time runs faster in space than it does down on Earth. Inside each spacecraft is a very precise clock. But despite being so accurate, they all gain around a third of a billionth of a second every day. The system has to correct for the drift, otherwise that tiny difference would upset the whole system, causing every GPS device on Earth to go out by about six miles a day. You can just imagine the mayhem that that would cause.

The problem doesn’t lie with the clocks. They run fast because time itself runs faster in space than it does down below. And the reason for this extraordinary effect is the mass of the Earth. Einstein realised that matter drags on time and slows it down like the slow part of a river. The heavier the object, the more it drags on time. And this startling reality is what opens the door to the possibility of time travel to the future.

Right in the centre of the Milky Way, 26,000 light years from us, lies the heaviest object in the galaxy. It is a supermassive black hole containing the mass of four million suns crushed down into a single point by its own gravity. The closer you get to the black hole, the stronger the gravity. Get really close and not even light can escape. A black hole like this one has a dramatic effect on time, slowing it down far more than anything else in the galaxy. That makes it a natural time machine.

I like to imagine how a spaceship might be able to take advantage of this phenomenon, by orbiting it. If a space agency were controlling the mission from Earth they’d observe that each full orbit took 16 minutes. But for the brave people on board, close to this massive object, time would be slowed down. And here the effect would be far more extreme than the gravitational pull of Earth. The crew’s time would be slowed down by half. For every 16-minute orbit, they’d only experience eight minutes of time.

Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Around and around they’d go, experiencing just half the time of everyone far away from the black hole. The ship and its crew would be travelling through time. Imagine they circled the black hole for five of their years. Ten years would pass elsewhere. When they got home, everyone on Earth would have aged five years more than they had.

So a supermassive black hole is a time machine. But of course, it’s not exactly practical. It has advantages over wormholes in that it doesn’t provoke paradoxes. Plus it won’t destroy itself in a flash of feedback. But it’s pretty dangerous. It’s a long way away and it doesn’t even take us very far into the future. Fortunately there is another way to travel in time. And this represents our last and best hope of building a real time machine.

You just have to travel very, very fast. Much faster even than the speed required to avoid being sucked into a black hole. This is due to another strange fact about the universe. There’s a cosmic speed limit, 186,000 miles per second, also known as the speed of light. Nothing can exceed that speed. It’s one of the best established principles in science. Believe it or not, travelling at near the speed of light transports you to the future.

To explain why, let’s dream up a science-fiction transportation system. Imagine a track that goes right around Earth, a track for a superfast train. We’re going to use this imaginary train to get as close as possible to the speed of light and see how it becomes a time machine. On board are passengers with a one-way ticket to the future. The train begins to accelerate, faster and faster. Soon it’s circling the Earth over and over again.

To approach the speed of light means circling the Earth pretty fast. Seven times a second. But no matter how much power the train has, it can never quite reach the speed of light, since the laws of physics forbid it. Instead, let’s say it gets close, just shy of that ultimate speed. Now something extraordinary happens. Time starts flowing slowly on board relative to the rest of the world, just like near the black hole, only more so. Everything on the train is in slow motion.

This happens to protect the speed limit, and it’s not hard to see why. Imagine a child running forwards up the train. Her forward speed is added to the speed of the train, so couldn’t she break the speed limit simply by accident? The answer is no. The laws of nature prevent the possibility by slowing down time onboard.

Now she can’t run fast enough to break the limit. Time will always slow down just enough to protect the speed limit. And from that fact comes the possibility of travelling many years into the future.

Imagine that the train left the station on January 1, 2050. It circles Earth over and over again for 100 years before finally coming to a halt on New Year’s Day, 2150. The passengers will have only lived one week because time is slowed down that much inside the train. When they got out they’d find a very different world from the one they’d left. In one week they’d have travelled 100 years into the future. Of course, building a train that could reach such a speed is quite impossible. But we have built something very like the train at the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Deep underground, in a circular tunnel 16 miles long, is a stream of trillions of tiny particles. When the power is turned on they accelerate from zero to 60,000mph in a fraction of a second. Increase the power and the particles go faster and faster, until they’re whizzing around the tunnel 11,000 times a second, which is almost the speed of light. But just like the train, they never quite reach that ultimate speed. They can only get to 99.99 per cent of the limit. When that happens, they too start to travel in time. We know this because of some extremely short-lived particles, called pi-mesons. Ordinarily, they disintegrate after just 25 billionths of a second. But when they are accelerated to near-light speed they last 30 times longer.

It really is that simple. If we want to travel into the future, we just need to go fast. Really fast. And I think the only way we’re ever likely to do that is by going into space. The fastest manned vehicle in history was Apollo 10. It reached 25,000mph. But to travel in time we’ll have to go more than 2,000 times faster. And to do that we’d need a much bigger ship, a truly enormous machine. The ship would have to be big enough to carry a huge amount of fuel, enough to accelerate it to nearly the speed of light. Getting to just beneath the cosmic speed limit would require six whole years at full power.

The initial acceleration would be gentle because the ship would be so big and heavy. But gradually it would pick up speed and soon would be covering massive distances. In one week it would have reached the outer planets. After two years it would reach half-light speed and be far outside our solar system. Two years later it would be travelling at 90 per cent of the speed of light. Around 30 trillion miles away from Earth, and four years after launch, the ship would begin to travel in time. For every hour of time on the ship, two would pass on Earth. A similar situation to the spaceship that orbited the massive black hole.

After another two years of full thrust the ship would reach its top speed, 99 per cent of the speed of light. At this speed, a single day on board is a whole year of Earth time. Our ship would be truly flying into the future.

The slowing of time has another benefit. It means we could, in theory, travel extraordinary distances within one lifetime. A trip to the edge of the galaxy would take just 80 years. But the real wonder of our journey is that it reveals just how strange the universe is. It’s a universe where time runs at different rates in different places. Where tiny wormholes exist all around us. And where, ultimately, we might use our understanding of physics to become true voyagers through the fourth dimension.

‘Stephen Hawking’s Universe’ begins on May 9 on Discovery Channel (HD) at 9pm

Source: dailymail

 

All About 2012


ALL ABOUT 2012

The Pyramid of the Moon


The ancient city of Teotihuacan is located 50 kilometers north-east of the center of Mexico city and is well worth at least one or two days of exploration.   There are many restored buildings to explore, as well as artwork and artifacts recovered from the site, as well as the two enormous structures for which the city is best known, the Pyramid of the Moon, shown here, and the even larger Pyramid of the Sun.   Unlike the pyramids of Egypt, the pyramids at Teotihuacan aren’t build of solid stone, instead they consist of stone and brick rubble covered with layers of cut stone, however they’re still an extraordinary achievement, especially since all this was done without the benefit of pack animals, metal tools or the wheel
This photo was taken from 2 miles away

The Pyramid of the Sun, with an estimated weight of three million tons, is much larger than the Pyramid of the Moon, and was also built earlier.   Each side is 222 meters long and it’s over 70 meters high, making it the third largest pyramid in the world by volume, after the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt and the unrestored pyramid at the Mexican city of Cholula.   Unfortunately because of the building method a lot of reconstruction was needed to get it to its current state, and there’s considerable uncertainty about its original appearance

THE MAYAN CALENDAR DOES NOT END IN 2012

KEEP READING!!!

The date December 21st, 2012 A.D. (13.0.0.0.0 in the Long Count), represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), what that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree. This is an event that has been coming to
resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.


The Tzolkin is a 260-day calendar based around the period of human gestation. It is composed of 20 day-signs, each of which has 13 variations, and was (and still is) used to determine character traits and time harmonics, in a similar way to Western astrology. The Maya also used a 365-day calendar called the Haab, and a Venus calendar, plus others. They measured long time periods by means of a Long Count, in which one 360-day year  (a “Tun”), consists of 18 x 20-day “months” (“Uinals”). Twenty of these Tuns is a Katun; 20 Katuns is a Baktun (nearly 400 years); and 13 Baktuns adds up to a “Great Cycle” of 1,872,000 days, ( 5200 Tuns, or about 5125 years).

Mayan scholars have been attempting to correlate the Long Count with our Western Gregorian calendar, since the beginning of this century. There has been massive variation in the suggested correlations, but as early as 1905, Goodman suggested a correlation only 3 days from the most popular one today. Known as the GMT correlation, or “correlation # 584283”, this was finalized in 1950, and puts the start of the Great Cycle    ( day 0.0.0.0.0)  on 11th August 3114 BC, and the end-date (known as 13.0.0.0.0.) as 21st December 2012.

Jose Arguelles has pointed out that  the Tzolkin is a harmonic of the Great Cycle, and can be used to map history, as if it is measuring not individual gestation but species gestation, since 5 Great Cycles add to exactly 26,000 Tuns; the “Grand Year” or precession of the equinoxes – a higher harmonic of 260.

NOTE:  The astronomer Philip Plait has stated very clearly that the Mayan calendar does not end in 2012 at all, that it is like the odometer on your car, as each section of the odometer reaches 9 and then clicks over to 0, the next number to it starts a new cycle, so that when all the numbers again reach 0 all the way across the odometer – the last number will change from 1 to 2 and the new cycle starts all over again.

MAYAN CRYSTAL SKULLS CEREMONY

See:  Mayan Database

Sunspot Cycles; Adrian Gilbert and Maurice Cotterell, in their book the Mayan Prophecies, say that the end of the Great Cycle is the culmination of a series of long-term sunspot cycles which will flip the sun’s magnetic field, causing earthquakes and flooding on earth. Moreover, the changing magnetic field will alter the endocrine production of  the pineal gland. John Major Jenkins has pointed out that the detailed graphs of the cycles do not actually show significant termination points at the end of the Great Cycle; click here for Jenkins’ full unabridged review of  The Mayan Prophecies.

According to John Major Jenkins, it will take 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator.  The Galactic Alignment “zone” is
1998 +/- 18 years = 1980 to 2016.
This is “era 2012”
 

[So why are we worried?]

2007 = 2012 – proof?

Generally speaking, scientifically accepted records of sunspot activity do seem to be heading for a climax in the near future.

From: http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/

Note: Real science is predicting the next/current sun cycle to be the worst in 50 years. The first two sunspot’s of 2006 are moving in reverse direction.

The place where the December solstice sun crosses the Milky Way
is precisely the location of the “dark-rift in the Milky Way
…’xibalba be’ – the road to the underworld.”

On the winter solstice of 2012, the noonday Sun exactly conjuncts
the crossing point of the sun’s ecliptic with the galactic plane,

while also closely conjuncting the exact the center of the galaxy.

This photo was taken in Southern France

by Laurent Laveder on 7-28-08

We’re not from Milky Way
 

Astronomical updates of 2012 are pouring in.  We are grateful for the Mayan Calendar for pointing the way. It is a good map but now, thru science,  we are starting to see the actual landscape.

Have you ever looked out into the night sky and seen the Milky Way Galaxy? Did you notice the obvious tilt?  It is at a steep angle to the straight line of the horizon. Why?

It turns out that our solar system appears to belong to another galaxy that is colliding with the Milky Way.  This was recently discovered when scientists were trying to figure sources for “dark matter” that would account for forces we can measure but not see visibly.  Using near-infrared (wavelengths of light outside human eye andoptical telescopes) a huge sister galaxy circling the Milky Way was discovered. It’s called the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy (SGR for short).

For those keen on the 2012 data, this is the reason our entry point to the Rift, center, heart (HunabKu) of the Milky Way is thru Sagittarius.  The two collide at that point. This explains why our solar system is at an angle to the plane of the galaxy and also why we dip above and below that center line every 12,000 yrs or so.

But the trail gets hotter – literally.  Moon shots from the 1960s revealed glass on the moon. Glass is made from intense bursts of heat on sand.  The event happened within the last 30,000yrs ago.   Ancient petrogrpahs of primirtive people (archeological carvings) from that era  (12,000+y.a.) show the sun causing extreme energy bursts changing earth atmosphere.


Next clue – the current 11 year Sun Spot Cycle has passed the minimum (sun spot activity should have begun over a year ago and has not for the first time ever). This appears to be caused by a gravitation field influencing the sun.

The only field large enough would be from – the center of the galaxy.

What does all this mean?  Putting it all together, it implies the 2011-2012 event is a natural cycle of solar maximum bursts which could scorch all or parts of the earth.   How is the world preparing?

Russia is building a huge underground city to hold 60,000 people, the YAMANTAU Mt Complex.


Norway has already built enough facility for their entire population to go under ground.  Sweden. working with NATO has created an underground seed bank (a modern day Noah’s Ark).

And here in the USA?

The Bush family has made one of the largest land purchases in history for their own personal private compound in Paraguay (the only inland nation of South America) and told the rest of us to fend for ourselves. Now that is Grand Old Party Republican Leadership for ya!

mayan pyramid time

Dresden codex: On page 74, there is an + and X cross in the sky band as well
as the 8 pointed cross.

The zodiac cross rotates during the precession of the equinoxes against the backdrop of the Galactic Cross with one revolution in 26.000 years (length of a Great Year or Platonic Year). The Galactic Cross rotates with one revolution in 220 million years (time of the revolution of the Solar System around the Galactic Centre). That’s why the Galactic Cross is regarded as a fixated cross during a precession cycle, its rotation can be neglected.

The two crosses (Zodiac Cross and Galactic Cross) form an eight pointed cross and four times during a precession cycle they overlap. The moments of conjunction are called a Great Celestial Conjunction (for details see our paper ‘Crucifying the Earth on the Galactic Cross’ – Smeykavov, Wicherink 2006). It’s the cosmic event that is associated with John Major Jenkins Galactic Alignment. The next one is occurring right now during era-2012 on the winter and summer solstices


The eight pointed cross becoming a four pointed cross during a
Great Celestial Conjunction. The
blue cross represents the Earth Cross
while the
red cross represents the Galactic Cross. Qs(blue circle) represents plane of the Solar System and the ecliptic, Es( green circle) represents the plane of the Galaxy.

The points Z and Z’ in the picture above are the intersections of the ecliptic with the Galactic Plane and these crossings have been associated by Schele with the Maya Sacred Tree, they are the Gemini-Taurus (Z’) nexus and Sagittarius-Scorpio (Z) nexus. As we will demonstrate later in the Maya artefacts these points are often depicted as two separate crosses XX. We add to Schele’s observations that theMaya Sacred Tree is also identical to the red cross in the picture above, the intersection of the Galactic Plane with the Solar System’s plane and it’s perpendicular axis to this intersection. This cross is the cross that occurs in the Fejérváry-Mayer Codex with the Sacred Tree symbols on it

The Galactic Cross and the Maya Sacred Tree therefore are interchangeable concepts!

We have found abundant X, XX and 8 pointed crosses in the Maya artefacts and in all cases they are associated with the Maya Sacred Tree! These examples express the idea of a rotating zodiac cross against the backdrop of a Galactic Cross. The occurrence of these crosses in the Maya artefacts and their association with the Maya Sacred Tree in their astronomical context can be explained by the Earth Cross and the Galactic Cross as proposed in this article.

Earth Cross

One could argue that the Maya couldn’t possibly have understood that the Zodiac’s equinox and solstice axis form a cross and that this cross rotates along the ecliptic during a precession cycle. We have named this cross in our paper ‘Crucifying the Earth on the Galactic Cross’ the Earth Cross.

The crosses under the armpits of the Maize God depicted at the Lower Temple of the Jaguars at Chichen Itza represent the crossing places of the ecliptic and the Milky Way (as we will demonstrate later). But there is one very remarkable detail about this picture. Left and right of the face in the centre we see two crosses, one vertical aligned, and one slanted. They suggest the rotational movement of the four pointed cross (the Zodiac Cross).

FROM: http://www.soulsofdistortion.nl/great%20celestial%20conjunction%20crosses.htmlThe sky on December 21st, 2012 A.D.
showing a rare astronomical alignment –
the winter solstice sun is right in the
“dark rift” in the Milky Way.

The Milky Way Galaxy is the inspiration for the symbol of the Ouroboros. Myth refers to a serpent of light residing in the heavens. The Milky Way is this serpent, and viewed at galactic central point near sagittarius, this serpent eats its own tail.

A new crop circle has just appeared on 7-27-08 that is similar to the symbols above:

The winter solstice sun will be aligned in the Serpent’s mouth
on 21 December 2012, at 11:11 AM Universal Time.
The new formation may also represent the great cosmic Serpent
of the Milky Way galaxy, biting its own tail, sometimes called an Ouroboros —

The Milky Way galaxy keeps a great time cycle that ends in catastrophic change. The sign of the SUNTELIA AION is the sun rising out of the mouth of the ouroboros,  which will  occur on the solstice December 2012.

The Greeks called the End of the Age the SUNTELIA AION

Ancient historians and especially Plato referred to a cycle of catastrophe at the End of the Age.

The AION was symbolized by the Ouroboros.
See: http://www.mt.net/~watcher/


Jun 17, 2001 (11 Men (Eagle) / 13 Sotz’ (Bat) – 12.19.8.5.15) – Hill Barn, near Badbury, Wiltshire – Ouroboros encapsulating planetoidOn June 17, 2001, this Ouroboros cropcircle appeared with a soccer ball pattern inside which is said to be the shape of the Universe.

THE CROP CIRCLE CONNECTION 

The number 26, The Mayan Tzolkin,
and the Grid Crop Circle

Photo by Steve Alexander. etchilhampton97

In “SC” # 68, Michael Glickman interpreted the 1997 Etchilhampton “Grid” crop formation (above) as a pointer to 2012. The formation was a 30 x 26 checkerboard-like grid, giving a total of 780 squares. This, Michael theorized, could indicate the thirty 26-week periods between 1997 and 2012.

Geoff adds that the 780 squares of the grid are exactly divisible by the TZOLKIN, or Mayan Sacred Calendar, which is a grid of 260 squares with sides of 13 x 20. Three Tzolkins fit into the crop grid pattern. Two fit straight in and the third after bisection.

The grid seems related to a “map” called “Psi Bank Warp and Holonomic Woof” mentioned in a book called “Earth Ascending,” by Jose Arguelles (page 121). The “map” consists of eight Tzolkins joined together showing relationships between the Mayan calendar, the “I Ching” and the 64 DNA codons. Arguelles researched the Mayan calendar, physics, philosophy, geomancy and the “I Ching,” and concluded that mankind is creating a “noosphere,” or mind layer, around the Earth, which is evolving towards the “Omega Point of Planetary Awakening” in 2012, according to Teillard de Chardin.

STRANGE ATTRACTOR CROP FORMATION AND THE END OF TIME

The reversal point is thought to be approaching in 2012. According to Geoff Stray, the sunspots and reversals of its magnetic field. The reversal point is thought to be approaching in 2012. According to Geoff, the sunspots are thought to have an effect on the endocrine glands of human beings, which relate to the chakras
http://www.greatdreams.com/strng.htm

Controversially appearing over two consecutive nights at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire on 2-3 August, according to resident 2012 prophecy expert and numerical conundrum whiz Geoff Stray, this vast wheel of ancient Maya symbols included “the double square spiral – the Maya symbol for jaguar snouts, which indicates an entrance to the underworld”. Given that, as is now widely known, the Maya calendar indicates an end-of-time point in the year 2012, this gave the UK newspapers something to get their teeth into, the Daily Mail dubiously proclaiming it ‘The Doomsday Crop Circle’. Much of the speculation about the 2012 connections made in the wake of this formation was highly questionable, but it made good headlines. Not that the press needed a genuine phenomenon to fill its columns; indeed the Sunday Express went out of its way to debunk the Mayan glyph, devoting two pages to doing this, perhaps in an effort to ‘get one over’ on its rival newspaper.

Among the many claims and counter-claims made about the symbolism of this formation, one widely-circulated e-mail article by C Lewis (pseudonym) from Australia stated the  Mayan wheel depicted a ‘Calendar clock’, counting down to 2012.

Joe Mason explains the Aztec Sun Stone Calendar. The outer ring portion of the Stone is said to be twin serpents, one light and the other dark. I believe the two represent the twins, Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl. They relate to Venus, corresponding to The Morning Star and Evening Star. Quetzalcoatl, of course, is also known as Kukulkan (or Kukulcan) and the Feathered Serpent. Perhaps the depiction of two types of feathers in the center of the formation hint at the feathered twins of the Aztecs. They are positioned in a general Vesica Piscis arrangement, also suggestive of duality.

See: Mayan Prophecy of the End of the Great Cycle
http://www.greatdreams.com/mynproph.htm

Quetzalcoatl translates to plumed serpent. The word quetzalli eventually came to mean “treasure, or precious”. The word coatl came to mean “dragon” as well as “snake” and occasionally “twin”, hence it could mean “Precious Twin”.

2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon

The Dragon’s Breath = Qi – Wind Feng Shui or commonly called  Qi (Chi) energy force

The Dragon’s Breath

Wind Feng Shui or commonly called  Qi (Chi) energy force

The Dragon is a symbol of Strength, Goodness, Courage and Endurance.
The Dragon is Yang energy which is male. He is the emblem of vigilance and security, and also the spirit of change. In Chinese mythology the Dragon is the predestined partner of the Phoenix, which is Yin energy. Feng Shui endeavours to capture Chi’, the Dragon’s breath.

We find this interesting parallel in the book of Revelations:

“When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child…” 

“Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.”

(Revelation 12:7)

Joe Mason,  contributed this excerpt from Moira Timms’ book, “Beyond Prophecies and Predictions” (p. 256): ”  “The name Quetzalcoatl is derived from the quetzal bird of Guatemala and Mexico. The quetzal had golden-green and scarlet plumage, and was considered the most beautiful of all birds. “Quetzal” also means precious. “Coatl” is serpent. In the Maya language, “Kukulcan” means approximately the same thing. According to Hunbatz Men, “Ku” is sacred, God. “Kul” is coccyx, the base of the spine, where latent spiritual energy resides. “Can” means serpent. “Kukulcan” therefore is synonymous with “kundalini” – which is what the Kukulcan/Quetzalcoatl archetype is all about, of course. To be iconographically correct, however, the god Quetzalcoatl is not himself the feathered serpent, but the one who emerges from the serpent, just as the spirit emerges from the body through the top of the head, and the Morning Star emerges from the horizon.”

69 Venus was an important astrological symbol for the Mexica and was called “Tlauixcalpantecuhtli”, which means – Lord of the House of Dawn. The planet had two aspects and was shown and revered as two gods. One, as Morning Star, was kind, and was the Precious Twin, Quetzalcoatl. He held the sun in the sky in the morning. His dark twin Xolotl ruled Venus in the Evening and during the night. Xolotl pushed the sun into darkness.

Interestingly, ancient myths tell of the Creator Serpent. James Churchward wrote that this does not represent the Creator, but rather, the way the Creator creates. Joseph Campbell wrote that the ancients usually used the serpent to represent change, by the death/rebirth of shedding the old skin. The symbols seem to tell us that the Creator creates through changes. The Aztec twin serpents fit well with the same meaning.

The outer ring of the “Aztec” crop circle formation has 20 x 2 = 40 segments. I believe this may be related to two interlaced five-pointed stars, as displayed in a number of crop circle formations.

The cropcircleconnector.com people explain: August 4, 2004 Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, England – Whoever, or whatever, is responsible for the August 2 to 3, 2004, crop formation at Silbury Hill, the design in its border is a mirror image of a rare statue of the Aztec God, Xochipilli, The Prince of Flowers, Maizes, Love, Games, Beauty, Song and Dance. Xochi means ‘flower,’ while pilli means either prince or child. In the mid-1800’s, a 16th century Aztec statue of Xochipilli was unearthed on the side of the volcano Popocatapetl near Tlamanalco, Mexico. The statue is of a single figure seated upon a temple-like base.

Xochipilli statue photograph, Mysteries of the Ancient Americas
© 1986 Pegasus/Reader’s Digest.

Both the statue and the base upon which it sits are covered in carvings of sacred and psychoactive flowers including mushrooms (Psilocybe aztecorum), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), morning glory (Turbina corymbosa), sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia), possibly cacahuaxochitl (Quararibea funebris), and one unidentified flower. The figure itself sits crosslegged on the base, head tilted up, eyes open, jaw tensed, with his mouth half open. The statue is currently housed in the Museo Nacional de Anthropologia of Mexico.

The ancient Aztec statue’s repeating base design of 90-degree mazes back-to-back is similar to, but curving in the opposite direction of, the August 3, 2004, border at Silbury Hill.


Above: Carved base of the 16th century Aztec statue of Xochipilli.
Below: Border in second phase of the Silbury Hill wheat formation reported on August 3, 2004.
Blow-up from aerial photograph © 2004 by Roiland Beljon.


Historically, the Aztec name for the huge basaltic monolith is Cuauhxicalli Eagle Bowl, but it is universally known as the Aztec Calendar or Sun Stone. It was during the reign of the 6th Aztec monarch in 1479 that this stone was carved and dedicated to the principal Aztec deity: the sun. The stone has both mythological and astronomical significance. It weighs almost 25 tons, has a diameter of just under 12 feet, and a thickness of 3 feet.

The Mexicans, as all other Meso-Americans, believed in the periodic destruction and re-creation of the world. The “Calendar Stone” in the Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology) in Mexico City depicts in its central panel the date 4 Ollin (movement), on which they anticipated that their current world would be destroyed by earthquake, and within it the dates of previous holocausts: 4 Tiger, 4 Wind, 4 Rain, and 4 Water. .

Every 52 years the tonalpohualli and the xiuhpohualli calendars would align. This marked what was known as a Mesoamerican “century.”

Tonatiuh’s Face is the face of the sun, Lord of Heaven, around which takes place all daily and periodic phenomena.

First ring from Center. Four Ollin representing the Earthquake Epoch or Sun. The four epochs represented inside the square portions of this symbol correspond to the four previous epochs also called suns.

Second Ring – The second ring from the center is composed of 20 named days contained in one month, also used for naming years. Each year starts on one of four of these 20 days.

The Calendar date ‘4 Ollin’ will be in 2012. Actually I made a mistake, in that only 19 fine lines show up for each inner clock-hand, not 20 (couldn’t see from early photos)!

Hence the inner calendar actually reads (6 + 6).19.19 = 12.19.19 rather than 12.20.20 = 13.0.0 as for any full Sun of 5200 years. That is like writing “999” just before “1000”, and means (like on the outer dial) that the end of the Fourth Sun is near: but only one year and not 8.67?

Alternatively, something important might be scheduled to happen next year (at the end of 2005), then something again in December 2012? A lot of intellectual content for a fake! Some additional physical or testimonial evidence is perhaps needed

Excerpted from Cropcircleconnector.com archives of 2004



See: Sacred Numbers to Resuscitate the Dead – Lazarus and Awakening the Giant
http://www.greatdreams.com/crop/lazarus/lazarus.htm
 

Perhaps the two stars relate to Venus and the Aztec twin serpents as related to the Morning and Evening stars.

Here are a few interesting English alphanumerics concerning the subjects:

Quetzalcoatl 17 21 5 20 26 1 12 3 15 1 20 12 = 153
Xolotl 24 15 12 15 20 12 = 98 (2 x 49, 7 x 14, Lazarus)
Satan = 19 1 20 1 14 = 55
Xolotl Satan 98 + 55 = 153
The Golden Ratio 33 + 57 + 63 = 153
369 – 216 = 153
216 = 6 x 6 x 6
Lucifer 74 (Jesus, penny, harlot)

Kukulkan 11 21 11 21 12 11 1 14 = 102 = 51 x 2
153 = 51 x 3
There are ten ones in the above, three twos, and one four. There are three elevens, for an 11:11:11 (like KKK).

Morning Star 90 + 58 = 148
Evening Star 76 + 58 = 134 (Simon 70 + Peter 64)

The Morning Star and the Evening Star  both refer to Venus.

Venus also makes a star-shaped figure in space as it revolves around the sun.

Venus 22 5 14 21 19 = 81 Horus, the son, Cardinals, Queens)

Feathered 6 5 1 20 8 5 18 5 4 = 72 (# of Divine Names, Eta Carina, Gog Magog)
Serpent 19 5 18 16 5 14 20 = 97 (Fishermen, Rockaway)
Feathered Serpent = 72 + 97 = 169 (13 squared)

The Mayan/Aztec systems used the basic numbers 13, 18, 20, 36, 360, and others.

Regards and best wishes,

Joseph E. (Joe) Mason
http://www.greatdreams.com/crpcirc.htm

See: 2012 – VENUS & THE MAGNETICS


2 August, 2004
at Silbury Hill, near Beckhampton, Wiltshire, with Informative Links

At Lucy Pringle’s Site The Aztec Calendar
Legend of the Four Suns The 4th & 5th Worlds of the Aztecs & Mayans
Clear image of Aztec Calendar The Butterfly Effect
The End of the World BBC News Article
Crop Circle Warns of World’s End Serpent Glyph from the Sun Stone (timestar)
Mayan Calendar
(explanations of glyphs)
The “Snake” Crop Circle (Kunalini)
The Aztec Calendar: Math and Design XOCHIPILLI The Prince of Flowers
Very Large diagram with explanations Plasma Physics: Meso-American Mythology
Greenish colorful Sun Stone
9×9 Checkerboard6 Aug 04,
Hillwood, Aldbourne,Wiltshire
Info: Dreams of Red and Black
Info: Moon Magic Square Info: Collection of Strange Magic Squares
Info: Mecury Magic Square Info: Venus Magic Square
6 & 12 Star of David, 7 Aug 04,
Wilton Windmill, near Wilton,Wiltshire
2 Circle Interference Pattern, 8 Aug 04,
Shalbourne, nr Hungerford, Wiltshire
Crop Circles & Quantum Mechanics

2005-Uffington-UK

This crop circle is communicating harmomics of the “Time of the Sixth Sun” we are currently in the Fifth Sun time era.

Compare this Crop circle to the Sixth Sun “DreamStar” tone systems diagram see attached Link – notice in the crop circle there are 16 small squares that form the large square outside in the  image.

In the Crop circle “Inner circle” there is a Six pointed Star like star of David points=Six and Star=Sun thus means “Sixth Sun” the time era coming upon the completion of this current 5th Sun. These six points form the 6 suns/worlds/eras:

sun 1 – nahui Ocelotl (jaguars)

sun 2 – nahui Ehecatl (wind)

sun 3 – nahui Quiahuitl (rain)

sun 4 – nahui Atl (water)

sun 5 – nahui Ollin (earth movements – our current age)

sun 6 – nahui Xochitl (sun of flowering)

This “Inner circle” of this crop circle forms the 17th “Never-ending” position in the “DreamStar” Sixth Sun

Also notice in the crop circle the relationship of the circle (sphere) and the square (cube) and that these Crop circles are GREEN

Dreamstar 17 day Cycle

by Mark Fussel

You will notice many crop circles have harmonics that appear related.

The Mayan periods/cycles of Time known as SUNS. Some sources cite we are in 4th Sun and some cite 5th Sun. These are the same depending upon if you start counting at “zero” or “one”

start at Zero: 0 1 2 3 (4) 5

start at One:  1 2 3 4 (5) 6

We are currently in the (4)th or (5)th SUN depending upon where start counting. And we are moving into either the (5)th or (6)th SUN/world again depending on where you start counting.

Best guess is that we are entering SIXTH SUN according to Maya 2012 date. The image shows but one of them is a shift or change in the harmonics of creation. Some Crop Circles are communicating this shift/change.

The current Mayan Tzolkin has 13 tones and the Sixth Sun Tzolkin has 17 tones. These numbers 13 and 17 can be found in various Crop Circles. As other related numbers like the “center” number [7] or [9]. Which are the center tones of each tzolkin respectively.

1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12 13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 [9] 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Also the “Alpha” , “Center” , and “Omega” tones maybe multiplied to give other frequency harmonic information:

1 x 7 x 13 = 91

This is the number of steps on each of the 4 sides of some Maya pyramids and thus 4 x 91 = 364 ….. 364 + 1 (top) = 365 (solar year)

1 x 9 x 17 = 153  See: http://www.greatdreams.com/153.htm and http://www.greatdreams.com/constellations/17-fish.htm

Mark Borcherding

Mayan glyph

In The Mayan Factor by José Arguelles, we understand that LAMAT marks the beginning of the final AHAU cycle which includes all 13 Katuns.  This final cycle is a culmination of the Baktun of the Transformation of Matter and began in the year 1756 to be completed in the year 2012.  The energy of LAMAT is to ‘Seal [the whole mind of the world] with the Star-Seed Harmony’.  LAMAT heralds a new way of living on Earth and a new experience and understanding of material life, including our own bodies.  This is certainly reflected in the beautiful and elegant symmetry of this crop circle.

On top of all that, the particular shape of the formation is also found in a symbol for Mother Mary, an ancient Goddess figure, as well as a venerated Christian icon.


Mary’s symbol based on Maltese cross and pagan symbol

In this symbol, we see references to the four solar turning-points of the year, as well as the lunar aspects (dark and light circles), rendering Her, Lady of All the World.  An interesting point is that LAMAT as a word stands for ‘rabbit’ which is also a long-standing symbol for the Goddess.

Michelle Jennings

Sources

Arguelles, José.  The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology. Bear & Co.  Rochester. 1996.

Spilsbury, Ariel & Michael Bryner.  Donna Kiddie, illus.  The Mayan Oracle: Return

Path to the Stars. Bear & Co.  Rochester. 1992.

Walker, Barbara.  The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects. Castle Books.  1988.

2012 Unlimited.  http://www.2012.com.au/Solar_Glyphs.htm

On September 26th, Joe Mason realized that another formation should be included in the list: 

 

The above is one of the “Checkerboard” Patterns, of the Greene County, Pennsylvania, formations that appeared around 3 July 2005.


 

It has been pointed out that several U.K. formations contain the eight or nine step spiral of rectangles, such as those at Boreham Down, Woolstone Hill, and Wayland’s Smithy:

 

Image credit: Viktor Mika,CZ

 

Joe Mason says the Woolstone Hill formation was, perhaps, the most information-rich 

 

The U.K. formation of 2005, at Ripley, near Bournemouth, Dorset should probably also be included. It was reported 17 April 2005.
The spiraling numbers of the Ripley crop glyph is similar to the spiraling squares in the previous glyph.

 

At least one other person has pointed this out. The 6 pointed star, when looked at from an angle, looks like 3 blocks.  I finally got around to illustrating the idea. Such block designs are often shown like a wall of blocks. It is sometimes used to illustrate how our perception can view an image in different ways. The view can appear as looking down at the tops of the boxes, or as looking up to the bottoms of the boxes: 


 


Earth Star – A Mayan Connection!!  

The beautiful earth star which fell onto fields at Echilhampton, near Devizes on August 15 is indeed a delicate formation and merits much appreciation.  It is also the shape of the Mayan star-glyph, LAMAT, ‘Yellow Star’ and is associated with the planet Venus in that tradition.  Here is a meditation on that glyph as it is presented in the website:

NOTE: THIS PAGE IS GONE: http://www.2012.com.au/Solar_Glyphs.html :
HERE IS THE ARCHIVED PAGE: http://web.archive.org/web/20070826153052/http://www.2012.com.au/Solar_Glyphs.html

LAMAT. (Star) The Mayan star. This step is basically about learning to love. You develop a tolerance and a compassion for yourself and others. The ability to love yourself is very important in attaining wisdom, and it is perfected here. You begin to feel a profound sense of your own value and a love for yourself exactly as you are. You evolve this self-love into a deep love for humanity and a love and caring for the planet Earth. Meditating with this glyph will help you remember and hold the vibration for unconditional love. The solar glyph painting Lamat portrays with colors our coming forth into being from love when we awake, creating our bodies out of light, then our return back to love, which we all do each time we fall asleep. Lamat is the symbolic portrayal that love is what we are.”
 

 

 

 

 

© 1992 Donna Kiddie

 

 

 

 

 


The crop picture which appeared on August 18, 2006 at Etchilhampton Hill seems to show (i)the four-fold pointed-symmetry of a gravitational wave field, as well as (ii) certain grid lines which are commonly used to represent gravity or curved space time


 

 

Atlantis ‘the lost city’ in the News …


Atlantis ‘the lost city’ in the News …

Lost City of Atlantis found (maybe)

Archaeologists Claim They’ve Found Lost City Of Atlantis

Lost city of Atlantis discovered? Grainy images show city-like formations at the bottom of the Caribbean

The ARE’s Search For Atlantis – 2007 Summary

The wave that destroyed Atlantis- Was it a tsunami?

This event parallels the fall of Atlantis

Red Sea Region Parting in Massive Split

Secrets of ocean birth laid bare

Satellite Captures Creation of New Continental Crust

A new sea is forming in the desert of northeastern Ethiopia. Millions of years from now, the pulling apart of the Arabian and Nubian tectonic plates will allow waters to rush in and widen the Red Sea.

Scientists: Earthquakes causing Red Sea to part

Arabian tectonic plate and African plate are moving away from each other.

Plate Tectonics

The Great Rift Valley

Tsunami clue to ‘Atlantis’ found

    A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered.Spartel Island now lies 60m under the sea in the Straits of Gibraltar, but some think it once lay above water. 

    The finding adds weight to a hypothesis that the island could have inspired the legend recounted by the philosopher Plato more than 2,000 years ago.

    Evidence comes from a seafloor survey published in the journal Geology.

    Marc-André Gutscher of the University of Western Brittany in Plouzané, France, found a coarse-grained sedimentary deposit that is 50-120cm thick and could have been left behind after a tsunami.

    Shaken sediments

    Dr Gutscher said that the destruction described by Plato is consistent with a great earthquake and tsunami similar to the one that devastated the city of Lisbon in Portugal in 1755, generating waves with heights of up to 10m.

    The thick “turbidite” deposit results from sediments that have been shaken up by underwater geological upheavals.

    It was found to date to around 12,000 years ago – roughly the age indicated by Plato for the destruction of Atlantis, Dr Gutscher reports in Geology.

    Spartel Island, in the Gulf of Cadiz, was proposed as a candidate for the origin of the Atlantis legend in 2001 by French geologist Jacques Collina-Girard.

    It is “in front of the Pillars of Hercules”, or the Straits of Gibraltar, as Plato described. The philosopher said the fabled island civilisation had been destroyed in a single day and night, disappearing below the sea.

    Sedimentary records reveal that events like the 1755 Lisbon earthquake occur every 1,500 to 2,000 years in the Gulf of Cadiz.

    But the mapping of the island carried out by Dr Gutscher failed to turn up any manmade structures and also showed that the island was much smaller than previously believed.

    This could make it less likely that the island was inhabited by a civilization.

Seafloor survey buoys Atlantis claim

Do satellite images show Atlantis?

    Temples of the sea god 

    The identification of the site with Atlantis was first proposed by Werner Wickboldt, a lecturer and Atlantis enthusiast who spotted the rectangles and concentric rings by studying photographs from across the Mediterranean for signs of the city described by Plato.

    The sizes of the “island” and its rings in the satellite image are slightly larger than those described by Plato. There are two possible explanations for this, says Dr Kuehne.

    First, Plato may have underplayed the size of Atlantis. Secondly, the ancient unit of measurement used by Plato – the stade – may have been 20% larger than traditionally assumed.
    It is claimed that concentric rings surround the temple site

 

Early man ‘butchered and ate the brains of children as part of everyday diet’


Early man ‘butchered and ate the brains of children as part of everyday diet’

A model of a homo antecessor female scooping out the brains of human head

Early cavemen in Europe ate human meat as part of their everyday diet, new research suggests.
A new study of fossil bones in Spain shows that cannibalism was a normal part of daily life around 800,000 years ago among Europe’s first humans.
Bones from the cave, called Gran Dolina, show signs of cuts and other marks which will have been made by early stone tools.
Among the bones of bison, deer, wild sheep and other animals, scientists discovered the butchered remains of at least 11 human children and adolescents.
The bones also displayed signs of having been smashed to get the nutritious marrow inside and there was evidence that the victims’ brains may also have been eaten.
Striek marks on the bone at the base of the skull also indicated that the humans had been decapitated according to the study’s co-author José Maria Bermúdez de Castro.
Bermudez de Castro, of the National Research Center on Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain, told National Geographic: ‘Probably then they cut the skull for extracting the brain. The brain is good for food.’
Scientists believe that early man ate fellow humans both to fulfill his nutritional needs and to kill off neighbouring enemy tribes.
Bones of humans that had been eaten spanned a period of around hundred thousand years, indicating that the practice was not just confined to times when food was scarce.

And the fact that the bones were discarded with those of other animals suggests that there was no religious significance to the practice.

Archaelogists work on the dig in Sierra de Atapuerca where many bones from early humans have been found since the early 90s

The ‘defleshed’ bones were found in excavations in the Sierra de Atapuerca in the north of Spain

Because human and animal remains were tossed away together, the researchers speculate that cannibalism had no special ritual role linked to religious beliefs.
Bermudez de Castro said that the area surrounding the caves would have been a rich source of food so there would have been little need to turn to cannibalism as a last resort.
Instead the practice was probably more widely used as a way of dealing with competition from neighbouring tribes.

Children will have been targeted as they would have been less capable of defending themselves, the study suggests.