Sunday, 4 December 2011

Of Hyperion we are told....


A 'Geocentric' worldview is the idea that our World is fixed: the heavens revolve around us.

It is said that Aristotle and Ptolemy proposed different ideas of how the heavens revolved around our World. However, Diodorus Siculus, (Library of History, Vol III, Book 5; Part 67) said that the spherical nature of the heavens was an earlier discovery (pre-greek dark ages):

Of Hyperion we are told that he was the first to understand, by diligent attention and observation, the movement of both the sun and the moon and the other stars, and the seasons as well, in that they are caused by these bodies, and to make these facts known to others; and that for this reason he was called the father of these bodies, since he had begotten, so to speak, the speculation about them and their nature.’

Imagine standing on a fixed world at a latitude of 51 degrees (Salisbury, England):


In summer, the Sun's circle appears to rise towards the northern pole giving the long days of summer:


This worldview can be represented by the solar planes (23.5 degrees either side of the Equatorial line), together with the blackness of the sphere which appears to revolve around the polar axis:


Add stars, and our World can be described by this diagram:


Now compare this to Stonehenge:


A circle representing the World and its hinge drawn in stone: Stonehenge 
The poles or hinge of the World: Stonehenge's "Heelstone", its Avenue and its "Slaughter Stone" 
The sun's apparent orbital path: Stonehenge's "Station Stones" 
The stars marking the latitudes of our World: Stonehenge's "Aubrey Holes" 
The outer blackness: Stonehenge's inner facing circular bank


Diodorus Siculus tells us that a Geocentric model (world fixed with heavens revolving above) was discovered long before Roman records began. Stonehenge fits Diodorus's description. Its name fits Diodorus's description.

We also know that Northern Europeans often travelled to Britain in Neolithic Times.

Is it possible that the North of Europe knew the nature of the heavens thousands of years before Aristotle and Ptolemy?


1 comment:

  1. Jon,

    Please come back to my blog with any thoughts you had on proposals for the landscape of stonhenge?

    Wish I had more time to read through your theories - it all sounds really interesting. We use CAD and sketchup a lot by the way...

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