A DIFFERENT STORY. From the beginning.

11.     A MIST WENT UP

 

At modern Anglican Evensong, the meagre flock of widows murmur responses after the vicar … ‘Lighten our darkness, we beseech Thee O Lord’. They think they are praying for salvation from spiritual darkness but do not realise that the liturgy derives from memory of ancient times – when the son(s) of the lord(s) rescued mankind from the literal darkness. ‘Give thanks to the lord of lords [plural] … who doeth great wonders … to him that made the great lights.’  [Psalm 136]

The primary objective of the twin towers was not to directly produce great lights but to use that light [energy] to generate steam. To make a mist of water-vapour go up. That cleared the darkened sky so the pleasant plants and crops grew again and everything in the garden was good. ‘He caused the vapour to ascend, he maketh the lightnings for the rain, he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries [stone keeps].  He covereth the heaven [mount] with clouds, he prepareth rain for the earth, which maketh grass to grow. ‘ [Psalm 135, 147]

Aeneas and his sons knew – must have known – that water vapour is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, rated as a most critical component of climate change with a potent heat-amplifying effect … but perversely with both positive and negative feedback possibilities. Higher water-vapour may trap Earth’s thermal radiation resulting in higher temperatures; or, condensed water vapour (clouds) may reflect solar radiation causing cooling.

Recognition of the critical role of water vapour in regulating atmospheric temperature is now attributed to Irish physicist John Tyndall in 1860. But that should be extended back to Aeneas around 5000 BC, or thereabouts. He knew the role of atmospheric water-vapour and therefore devised a scheme to build steam generators on a grand scale along the Euphrates in Iraq, and along the Nile in Egypt. And Genesis recorded … it came to pass a smoking furnace, a burning lamp passed between these pieces …  from the river of Egypt to the river Euphrates.[1]

The negative environmental effects of a large-scale impact event and subsequent volcanism are set out in modern science. Put simply, impact debris, fire smoke and volcanic ash cloud the skies, reducing sunlight, reducing temperatures and significantly reducing plant growth. Lower temperatures reduce ocean evaporation further reducing atmospheric water-vapour. Volcanism produces aerosol clouds of sulphur dioxide which absorb water and fall back as acid rain – dehydrating the atmosphere. [2]

When the Laki volcano in Iceland erupted in 1783 it caused major air pollution and crop failure directly downwind in Europe; and a haze over North America with an ‘exceptional chill’ in the following winter. Likewise, when the Indonesian island of Karakatoa erupted massively in 1883 it darkened the sky for years afterwards, causing regional crop failures. In the following year, northern hemisphere temperatures fell by up to 1.2 degrees C, and weather patterns were chaotic for several years. And again when Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in 1991 global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 degrees C in the following years, and caused a reduction of sunlight by roughly 10%.

All that from just one eruption at a time.

Corresponding effects were recorded in the ancient literature:

Genesis said darkness was on the face of the deep; while Josephus’ version said Earth was covered by thick darkness. Other Hebrew texts recorded …  ‘I darken the earth on a clear day, the land was utterly emptied, the moon was confounded and the sun ashamed.’

The ancient Egyptians wrote even more specifically … ‘The sun disc is covered over. It will not shine so that people may see. No one can live when clouds cover over the sun. The land is completely perished so that no remainder exists’.

While Celtic legends were more colourful … a perpendicular jet of dusky blood, taller, thicker, longer than the mast of a great ship … scattered to the four cardinal points a magic mist of gloom resembling a smoky pall.

And similarly, when Milton’s Paradise was lost … Anon, out of the earth a huge fabric rose, like an exhalation.’   The ‘magic mist’ of a smoky pall plunged the old world into the darkest gloom of winter.

Even more specifically, Homer wrote of the meteoric stone which descended with doom … a star shot from heaven drawing a bright trail of light … buried its brilliance in the wood … nearer roll the burning tides … and the region all about reeks with sulphur.

Genesis went on to lament … where before every herb of the field grew [now] there was no rain upon the Earth, and no man to till the ground.

The impact and volcanism darkened the sky and generated sulphur dioxide which dehydrated the atmosphere so there was no rain and no herbs grew. Night drew her veil of darkness over the mortal sphere; paradise was lost. That gloomy scenario was remarkably preserved in the rites of Christian religion, in ancient hymns perversely derived from pagan folklore … When the shadows thick were falling …   And all seemed sunk in night … Thou did send thy servants… Thy chosen sons of light. [3]

The son/s of Aeneas were sent to Mesopotamia to build the two great lights of the Temples of the Moon and the Temples of the Sun. They devised a scheme to build steam generators on a grand scale along the Euphrates in Iraq, and along the Nile in Egypt. And Genesis recorded … it came to pass a smoking furnace, a burning lamp passed between these pieces …  from the river of Egypt to the river Euphrates.  That was the original Mesopotamia, the land between the rivers of the Euphrates and the Nile.

It requires a leap forward into Egypt to see the actual mechanism.  A very early hieroglyph of a Sun Temple showed it with a bulbous ‘mast’ on top, like an upright sprinkler head; and likewise, there was a corresponding ‘socket’ remaining on the top of the Great Pyramid.  Generations later when the original alchemy had descended into rote religion, the process of dousing the pyramid with water was memorialised in ‘religious rituals’ where priests would walk around the pyramid sprinkling it with ‘holy water’. They were re-enacting a long forgotten reality that the original pyramid was doused with water.

To spell it out – they built ‘steam generators’ consisting of a ziggurat or pyramid structure which was heated from within using the sacred and secret ‘fire of the hearth’, then sprinkled with water from the top so as the runoff trickled down the sides it was heated and evaporated into the atmosphere. And a mist [of steam] went up!

The multiple ziggurats and pyramids were built along the banks of the Euphrates and Nile respectively because the process obviously needed ready access to large volumes of water.

The structures were heated internally which is why the pyramids all had interior chambers. But, but, you may protest, the ziggurats were just solid brick. Well, not so. The ziggurat of Ur was called the EBABBAR (House of the Rising Sun), or EGISNUGAL (House Causing Light) … and it had an interior like a maze, a thing unknown to man. Indeed, the pioneering excavation of the ziggurat of Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley in 1923 found a miniature scale model with a secret chamber hidden in the heart of the brickwork. [4]

So the ziggurats (and pyramids) were ‘houses causing light’ which generated ‘lifted beams’ of light whose appearance was dreaded, fearsome and awesome.

The role of the ziggurats in Sumeria was preserved in regional mythology which later became Zoroastrianism, the religion of Persia.  Their supreme god Ohrmazd was the God of Light, who renewed the world through purifying fire. Ironically, later Christians rejected that pagan belief preferring their own version of lords who … from the treasury in the holy hill sent out the light (Psalms)… ecce qui tolis peccatum mundi … to take away the darkness of the world.

But now the awkward question remains – how did the sacred, secret ‘fire of the hearth’  … using what Josephus called the ‘peculiar wisdom of the stars’ … generate the light energy to internally heat a massive ziggurat or pyramid and make a mist go up?

[1] Genesis 15

[2] Self, 2006. The effects and consequences of very large explosive volcanic eruptions. Phil Trans Royal Soc A,

[3] Hymns Ancient & Modern, No. 604

[4]Kramer, Myths of Enki, the Crafty God; Woolley, Ur of the Chaldees

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