2. The solar system and its laws (en)By
Quotations are (still) from Critias by Plato:
Regarding the description of the inner solar system, it is recognized as follows:
receiving for his lot the island of Atlantis, begat children by a mortal
woman, and settled them in a part of the island, which I will describe.
Looking towards the sea, but in the centre of the whole island, there
was a plain which is said to have been the fairest of all plains and very
fertile. Near the plain again, and also in the centre of the island at a
distance of about fifty stadia, there was a mountain not very high on any side.
Again it is stated that the mountain (later the Acropolis) is at the center of the plain.
In this mountain there dwelt one of the earth born primeval men of
that country, whose name was Evenor, and he had a wife named
Leucippe, and they had an only daughter who was called Cleito. The
maiden had already reached womanhood, when her father and mother
died; Poseidon fell in love with her and had intercourse with her, and
breaking the ground, inclosed the hill in which she dwelt all round,
making alternate zones of sea and land larger and smaller, encircling
one another; there were two of land and three of water, which he
turned as with a lathe, each having its circumference equidistant every
way from the centre, so that no man could get to the island, for ships
and voyages were not as yet. He himself, being a god, found no
difficulty in making special arrangements for the centre island,
bringing up two springs of water from beneath the earth, one of warm
water and the other of cold, and making every variety of food to
spring up abundantly from the soil. He also begat and brought up five
pairs of twin male children; and dividing the island of Atlantis into ten
Poseidon, rather than the God of the terrestrial sea, would be representative of the watery abyss of the sky and its movements. In fact his symbols are the dolphin and the hippocampus but also and especially the horse, the symbol of movement, and the one which pulls the sun in the universe: the father of Atlas, the sun and solar system.
By extension, he also represents on the Earth the the liquid ocean that pulls the sun into the ocean, and probably out of the ocean, so to speak.
he gave to the first-born of the eldest pair his mother’s
dwelling and the surrounding allotment, which was the largest and
best, and made him king over the rest; the others he made princes,
and gave them rule over many men, and a large territory. And he
named them all; the eldest, who was the first king, he named Atlas,
and after him the whole island and the ocean were called Atlantic. To
his twin brother, who was born after him, and obtained as his lot the
extremity of the island towards the Pillars of Heracles, facing the
country which is now called the region of Gades in that part of the
world, he gave the name which in the Hellenic language is Eumelus, in
the language of the country which is named after him, Gadeirus.
The pillars of Heracles are, as explained by Plato in the Timaeus, the output of Atlantis, as a kind of door.
Atlas, meanwhile, is the Sun, the one who carries the world, he is king upon his brothers and imposes the law of his gravity.
The Titan Atlas is the representation of the solar gravitational system. He is the son of Ouranos, the starry sky, the sky, or for other the Titan Iapetus (Iapetós = “the one who pushes” = gravity) and the Titanide Themis (Themis = “divine law” = the gravitation), often depicted with a weighing scale: justice, but also archaic understanding of the gravitational force!
Gaia, the Ouranos’ mother is not the Earth as it is often said, but the mass, the matter in the universe.
the second pair of twins he called one Ampheres, and the other Evaemon. To the elder of the third pair of twins he gave the name Mneseus, and Autochthon to the one who followed him. Of the fourth pair of twins he called the elder Elasippus, and the younger Mestor. And of the fifth pair he gave to the elder the name of Azaes, and to the younger that of Diaprepes. All these and their descendants for many generations were the inhabitants and rulers of divers islands in the open sea; and also, as has been already said, they held sway in our direction over the country within the Pillars as far as Egypt and Tyrrhenia.
Now Atlas had a numerous and honourable family (Luc Brisson and many others : « race »), and they retained the kingdom, the eldest son handing it on to his eldest for many generations; and they had such an amount of wealth as was never before possessed by kings and potentates, and is not likely ever to be again
the island itself provided most of what was required by them for the uses of life. In the first place, they dug out of the earth whatever was to be found there, solid as well as fusile, and that which is now only a name and was then something more than a name, orichalcum, was dug out of the earth in many parts of the island, being more precious in those days than anything except gold.
The Orichalcum, that means the fire. The fire come to Earth in many a places, but also on other planets, and then it looks like molten metal. The Orichalcum, as outlined above is the fire that is undoubtedly vital to the European man.
there were a great number of (« a race of ») elephants in the island
and are fruits which spoil with keeping, and the pleasant kinds of dessert, with which we console ourselves after dinner, when we are tired of eating-all these that sacred island which then beheld the light of the sun, brought forth fair and wondrous and in infinite abundance. With such blessings the earth freely furnished them; meanwhile they went on constructing their temples and palaces and harbours and docks. And they arranged the whole country in the following manner:
First of all they bridged over the zones of sea which surrounded the ancient metropolis, making a road to and from the royal palace. And at the very beginning they built the palace in the habitation of the god and of their ancestors, which they continued to ornament in successive generations, every king surpassing the one who went before him to the
utmost of his power, until they made the building a marvel to behold for size and for beauty. And beginning from the sea they bored a canal of three hundred feet in width and one hundred feet in depth and fifty stadia in length, which they carried through to the outermost zone, making a passage from the sea up to this, which became a harbour, and leaving an opening sufficient to enable the largest vessels to find ingress. Moreover, they divided at the bridges the zones of land which parted the zones of sea, leaving room for a single trireme to pass out of one zone into another, and they covered over the channels so as to leave a way underneath for the ships; for the banks were raised considerably above the water. Now the largest of the zones into which a passage was cut from the sea was three stadia in breadth, and the zone of land which came next of equal breadth; but the next two zones, the one of water, the other of land, were two stadia, and the one which surrounded the central island was a stadium only in width. The island in which the palace was situated had a diameter of five stadia. All this including the zones and the bridge, which was the sixth part of a stadium in width, they surrounded by a stone wall on every side, placing towers and gates on the bridges where the sea passed in. The stone which was used in the work they quarried from underneath the centre island, and from underneath the zones, on the outer as well as the inner side. One kind was white, another black, and a third red, and as they quarried, they at the same time hollowed out double docks, having roofs formed out of the native rock. Some of their buildings were simple, but in others they put together different stones, varying the colour to please the eye, and to be a natural source of delight. The entire circuit of the wall, which went round the outermost zone, they covered with a coating of brass, and the circuit of the next wall they coated with tin, and the third, which encompassed the citadel, flashed with the red light of orichalcum.
There are the three colors of the sun: The airin for the red/yellow sun rays, the tin for the suns glare on the clouds that are very similar to the dark reflections of tin, and of course the Orichalcum for the movements from white to red.
The palaces in the interior of the citadel were constructed on this wise:-in the centre was a holy temple dedicated to Cleito and Poseidon, which remained inaccessible, and was surrounded by an enclosure of gold;
Again the metal and the color of the sun. This temple is not accessible, or forbidden (french translation) because the one who approaches it will die burned, as the sun burns what reaches or even looks at it.
The palaces in the interior of the citadel were constructed on this wise:-in the centre was a holy temple dedicated to Cleito and Poseidon, which remained inaccessible, and was surrounded by an enclosure of gold; this was the spot where the family of the ten princes first saw the light, and thither the people annually brought the fruits of the earth in their season from all the ten portions, to be an offering to each of the ten. Here was Poseidon’s own temple which was a stadium in length, and half a stadium in width, and of a proportionate height, having a
strange barbaric appearance. All the outside of the temple, with the exception of the pinnacles, they covered with silver, and the pinnacles with gold. In the interior of the temple the roof was of ivory, curiously wrought everywhere with gold and silver and orichalcum; and all the other parts, the walls and pillars and floor, they coated with orichalcum. In the temple they placed statues of gold: there was the god himself standing in a chariot-the charioteer of six winged horses- and of such a size that he touched the roof of the building with his head; around him there were a hundred Nereids riding on dolphins, for such was thought to be the number of them by the men of those days. There were also in the interior of the temple other images which had been dedicated by private persons. And around the temple on the outside were placed statues of gold of all the descendants of the ten kings and of their wives, and there were many other great offerings of kings and of private persons, coming both from the city itself and from the foreign cities over which they held sway. There was an altar too, which in size and workmanship corresponded to this magnificence, and the palaces, in like manner, answered to the greatness of the kingdom and the glory of the temple.
A new metallic colors characteristic of the inside of the the sun, in unbounded proportions. Finally, the horses and the image of Poseidon pulled or pulling are also present.
He himself, being a god, found no difficulty in making special arrangements for the centre island, bringing up two springs of water from beneath the earth, one of warm water and the other of cold, and making every variety of food to spring up abundantly from the soil.
they had fountains, one of cold and another of hot water, in gracious plenty flowing; and they were wonderfully adapted for use by reason of the pleasantness and excellence of their waters.
If water is the image of the watery abyss of the sky, there was an almost perfect description or comparison of the gravitational rotation. In fact, a source of cold water and a source of hot water from the center of the island, with a considerable flow would create a tidal whirlpool, which is comparable to the gravitational force movement. It is just impossible that the water keeps quiet.
Hot water and cold water represent the two liquid phases of the universe: hot day, facing the sun and cold night, the sun behind.
The liquid of the universe is not understood in the modern way as an abysmal and lifeless vacuum, but as a fertile medium that transmits heat or cool, and carries in his watery running all living things. It is the amniotic fluid of the universe, the birthplace of all life, and we will talk more about that a bit later.
Leaving the palace and passing out across the three you came to a wall which began at the sea and went all round: this was everywhere distant fifty stadia from the largest zone or harbour, and enclosed the whole, the ends meeting at the mouth of the channel which led to the sea. The entire area was densely crowded with habitations; and the canal and the largest of the harbours were full of vessels and merchants coming from all parts, who, from their numbers, kept up a multitudinous sound of human voices, and din and clatter of all sorts night and day.
It is the Earth and its cities, of course: the houses create as a big wall of noisy stone.
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Article passionnant merci Marie
Varg do you know the norwegian one man band Northaunt ? He made some great norse ambient soundscapes
I remember as a kid I used to insist that the sun wasn’t a star as we know it, but a planet surrounded by fire that had a single person living on it. I have no clue if that means anything or where I got that idea from but I though it might be worth mentioning.
I think it’s funny that what today is considered a primitive mythology of the Ancients – is in fact a “sophisticatedlly” explained ancient science. I think it is clear why the scientifical observation were described in such a way – not only because of the lack of “scientifical terminologies”, but also because there was no difference between religion and science in the Ancient world, when something was discovered about the world around them, it absolutely was not in contradiction with their spiritual life and their worldview, but even more – the new observations were enriching the spiritual life and the worldview of the Ancients.
It is also interesting/suprising to discover the cosmogonical characters of the Ancient Gods.
But the most incredible thing is that they accurately figured out things long ago before appereance of any high-tech technoligies, and don’t think this knowledge is limited only to the period of 1000 BC, and that’s also incredible how strong the Christian ignorance is, so that with all modern technologies the ancient sources still remain more accurate then the modern ones.
This might be a model, a precursor to the tree of life.
Are you trying to prove science through religion or are you trying to prove religion through science?
[…] Све силе у универзуму пролазе кроз ове промене, неке брже од других, неке у већој мери од других, али све то раде. Чак и планете. Чак и сунчев систем и галаксије. Сви они имају живот. […]
Where have you read that Atlas is the son of the Titanide Themis?