Looking for God
Looking for God
From Sky and Telescope's Weekly News Bulletin:
LOOKING FOR A CREATOR'S CALLING CARD
If our universe was purposefully created -- perhaps by a deity or an advanced
civilization in another universe -- could the creator have left a calling card in
the microwave background?
The idea is not as crazy as it seems. Cosmologists such as Andre Linde (Stanford
University) and Alan Guth (MIT) have speculated that an advanced civilization
could, in principle, cook up a new universe in a lab by concentrating huge
quantities of energy into a tiny volume of space....
In a paper posted on astro-ph, physicists Stephen Hsu (University of
Oregon) and Anthony Zee (University of California, Santa Barbara) come up
with an alternative idea: astronomers could look for an artificial message
from the creator in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) -- the afterglow of
the Big Bang....
What struck me when I read this was that there has been so much in the news
about religion and "intelligent design" -- and now even a couple of
astronomers have gotten into the act...just as Pluto is transiting the celestial
longitude and Right Ascension of the Galactic Center, in the area of the
Scorpion's tail, with its determinant stars of India's ancient nakshatra Mula,
"The Root," which I found has to do with the search for God, for answers, for
humanity's "roots" (stars of Ara, the Altar are here as well).
From my (not-yet-published) book (position 2000:0 - for 2006, add 5 minutes)
Long Lat Dec RA M Spec
Delta Arae in Ara, the Altar's flame 25SA33 -37 21 -60 41 17 31 3.62 B8 V
Girtab Kappa Scorpii end, Scorpion’s tail 26SA28 -15 39 -39 02 17 42 2.41 B2 IV
Lunar Mansions: India: Mula, “The Root”
Galactic Center Black Hole in Sagittarius 26SA52 - 5 27 -28 51 17 46 IFR, RS, BH
IFR source, Radio Source 026 - "Sagittarius A” - approximate location of the “Pistol Star,” a massive star of extraordinary
intrinsic brightness in a pistol-shaped nebula, discovered by Hubble Space Telescope using camera sensitive to IFR emissions
that penetrate dust clouds; at an absolute magnitude of -12.5, the luminous blue variable “could be most energetic star in the
heavens.” Besides a supermassive black hole, "thousands of superdense neutron stars and midget black holes lurk near the
center of our galaxy." The Galactic Center entered 0º tropical Sagittarius in 66 CE: apparition of Halley’s Comet, downfall
of Nero, start of Jewish revolt against Rome, Gospel of St Mark, Roman persecution of Christians, execution of St Peter.
(Other authorities give 70 CE for it’s entry into Sag – the year of the destruction of the 2nd Temple). The GC was 0 Aries
about 19,000 years ago (17,000 BCE), during the late Upper Paleolithic Magdalenian period (the last ice age, early cave
paintings). The descending heliocentric node of Uranus was aligned with the Galactic Center in 575 CE, the year the Prophet
Mohammed was born. The Galactic Center will reach 0 Capricorn in 2218 CE.
From my Workbook:
Darkness, hidden light. Intense, passionate longings; a search for the source. Religion, mysticism, metaphysics,
philosophy, astronomy, astrology, aviation, space exploration, poetry. Reformers, struggle to get people to listen
to them. Strive against depression, despair. Fires, quakes, storms
So, with obsessive Pluto transiting this area, there is right now, among all peoples of the Earth, an intensification
of the human instinct to search for God, or at least for some explanation for humanity's roots, as well as
attempts to insist upon, or establish, each group's religious beliefs on this subject.
As Spock would say, "fascinating"!
I love this stuff!