SNAKEBITE wrote:The precession of the stars in the sky is every 26,ooo years...so that too is a measurement using 13...but its curious that most if not all ancient beliefs focus on this time as significant....even the pyramids of Giza are arranged to reflect the position of the Orion Constellation 13 thousand years ago...another weird coincidence wouldn't you say?
Precession is the slow, continuous circular motion of the Earth's axis, the same as the slow turning of the axis of a spinning top. It completes one circuit every 26,000 years. Precession also means that the imaginary lines which define the equinoxes and solstices rotate around the plane of the Earth's orbit in the same period, rather like the moving spokes of a wheel. In 1998, the line of solstices passed across the plane of the galactic equator. This is nothing more than a momentary geometric curiosity of no physical consequence. This means that at every solstice, the Sun is close to the plane of the galactic equator, being at its closest in 1998, but moving farther away every year.
The 2012 cranks, in their desperation to 'prove' something unusual about 2012, have latched on to this sun-solstice-galactic equator 'alignment' on 21st December 2012, conveniently ignoring the fact that the alignment happens every year and becomes less and less precise every year. Then there is the fact that these 'alignments' mean absolutely nothing in real physical terms anyway.
Precession therefore doesn't 'start' or 'end' in 2012. It is a continuous process. Defining the 'end' of precession is rather like trying to point to the end of a circle.
Marc Lewis wrote:When I left from work this thread was fun. What happened?
John Rauch wrote:Threads like this make me wonder why God invented science at all.
John Rauch wrote:Marc Lewis wrote:When I left from work this thread was fun. What happened?
Threads like this make me wonder why God invented science at all.
SNAKEBITE wrote:Rapture is from the latin word Rapio which means to catch up. So Rapture is saying its catching up with something...maybe a cycle???. I also believe that our relationships to the stars and the galactic core has direct effect on our psyches so as the world turns and tilts we change...but thats my personal take.
1412-20: In this wyse were the bretheren twayne To heauen rapt, as thes poetes fayne.
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