Gobekli Tepe, the Fox and the End of Days

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Gobekli Tepe is a strange, ancient, enigmatic temple in Turkey. According to the evidence, it was constructed in 8,000 BC or thereabouts, long before Sumer even officially began as a civilisation. The site consists of a series of sunken, circular chambers or pits, containing upright stone blocks, most placed around the edge of the pit but a few placed in the centre of the pit. The structure of Gobekli Tepe indicates that it was an astronomical observatory, similar to Stonehenge.

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Recently, Dr Martin Sweatman published a scientific paper that puts forward the idea that one of the stones at Gobekli Tepe, popularly referred to as the Vulture Stone, does in fact mark a date in our calendar. The stone contains several animals, seemingly positioned carefully around a globe. Drawing upon theories developed by Andrew Collins, Sweatman confirms that if the central globe in the Vulture Stone carving is assumed to be the sun and the animals around it represent certain constellations, then the Vulture Stone relief is marking a particular date in history. This is possible to do because the stars in our sky change their positions over millennia, due to celestial precession, performing a great circle in the sky every 25,800 years. Once we know that, we pinpoint the date that such an alignment would occur.

The date that Sweatman (and Collins) think the Vulture Stone is marking is 10,900 BC. This is a very important date because it is the date of the Younger Dryas Impact Event, when a cloud of meteorites is said to have hit the Earth, causing massive wildfires and a sudden cooling of our planet, which extended our ice-age another thousand years-or-so, before its final, catastrophic ending in 9,650 BC.

I recently wrote an article explaining how the Great Sphinx could also be a physical marker of the Younger Dryas Impact Event. The Great Sphinx was probably a Great Lion originally, and its positioning, in relation to celestial alignment, indicates that it was built to mark the date 10,900 BC, the dawning of the Age of Leo. It therefore seems that at least one ancient civilisation wanted to tell us how important 10,900 BC was in the history of our species and that of Earth. If the Younger Dryas Impact theory is correct, this is understandable, as that ancient date was when a global, cataclysmic event occurred.

There are several theories explaining why the Younger Dryas Impact Event occurred. The most popular current theory is that our solar system regularly moves through dense areas of our galaxy as it orbits our galaxy's centre. As we pass through these dense areas, meteorites in the Oort cloud at the edge of our solar system are disturbed; they then fall into the inner parts of the solar system and bombard our planet. This idea, often involving the Taurid meteors, was developed by Clube and Napier and published in Nature in the 1970’s.

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But there is a problem with the Taurid meteor theory; it isn't innately connected to celestial precession. Our ancient forebears seem to have been entirely obsessed with celestial precession. According to the physical evidence at Gobekli Tepe, Stonehenge, as well as the astonishing resilience of the zodiac constellations, they really, really though it was important to pay attention to where in the Great Year, the precession cycle, we were. They also clearly associated the Great Year, the time taken for the axis of our planet to travel in a full circle, with cyclic catastrophes. As I explained in my Kali Yuga article, the Yuga cycle of India also seems to associate the celestial precession cycle, the Platonic Great Year of 25,800 years, as a cyclic process of rebirth, change and final disaster. Those ancient civilisations seem to be telling us that the Younger Dryas Impact Event occurred because of something innately connected to celestial precession.

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It's therefore intriguing that there is a theory of how our galaxy behaves that would connect periodic disasters with celestial precession. Dr LaViolette has developed a theory that predicts periodic galactic energy discharges from the centre of our galaxy. Dr LaViolette shows in his books sub-quantum kinetics and Earth under Fire that the centre of our galaxy periodically produces vast discharges of matter and energy, because of matter being continually created at its centre. The huge stars at its centre effectively overload and shed their extra energy-matter, along with a massive gravity-wave pulse. This wave of matter-energy-gravity spreads out, pushing interstellar dust before it and chaotically disrupting solar systems in our galaxy on the way. LaViolette thinks that the Younger Dryas Impact Event was the last time this wave of matter-energy-gravity hit our solar system. He also thinks that these periodic gravity-wave events have entrained our planet’s precessional movement. By ‘nudging’ our planet’s spin orientation repeatedly, the gravity waves have created the precessional movement period of our planet; it is synchronised with our galaxy’s periodic energy bursts. In this way, the cataclysms that our planet experiences are innately connected with celestial precession. To put it simply, there will always be a catastrophe at the beginning of the Age of Leo because the zodiacal ages have been created by the same phenomenon that produces the catastrophes.

It would therefore seem that our galaxy’s periodic energy bursts occur every 25,800 years, as that’s the length of our Great Year of celestial precession, but there is another possibility. The gravity-wave nudge could also occur every 12,900 years and still entrain the same celestial-precessional length. Because the gravity wave would exert a push-pull effect as it passed, it could entrain our planet’s axial spin when the northern axis of our planet is pointing directly at the galactic centre and our southern axis is pointing directly away from the galactic centre, and also then when their directions are reversed, 12,900 years later. For example, at the time of the Younger Dryas Impact event, the northern axis of our planet was pointing directly at a point in the sky near the star Vega, between the constellations of Hercules and Lyra. This is the direction of our galactic centre, located between the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpio. If the axial movement of our planet has been entrained by periodic gravity waves from the centre of our galaxy, then that is exactly the direction that our pole should have been pointing.

There is an ominous implication if our solar system does get bursts of energy from our galactic centre every 12,900 years, as explained above. It would mean that another one is imminent. If this is true, what sort of warning might we get? Unfortunately, as the gravity wave would arrive before any matter or light-energy reached our solar system, the gravity wave would be the first thing we’d experience. Hours or days after it hit us, we'd see a burst of visible light from the centre of our galaxy. This would appear as a bright-blue star between the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpio. The next phenomenon we'd see would be the interstellar dust pushed into our solar-system by the gravity wave, as well as meteorites knocked into our inner-system by the gravity wave. The sky would go black with dust, the sun would go deep red, the moon would ‘turn to blood’, asteroids would plough into our planet and it would be a lot like the Book of Revelations, or the Norse Ragnarok.

The Fox Gnawing Warning


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If another Younger-Dryas-Impact-Event is imminent, and our ancient civilisations experienced previous events, then it would be logical to surmise that they tried to warn us of this danger, for example with the Sphinx. This is where the Fox comes in. At Gobekli Tepe, in the same chamber as the Vulture Stone, there is another stone with a prominent carving of a fox. Foxes are members of the dog family, along with wolves, and are traditionally regarded as tricksters, thieves, raiders and general creators of mayhem. Although many of the animals at the site have been confidently associated with constellations, the Fox hasn’t, as there is no Greek Constellations called the Fox.

To solve this mystery, it’s worth studying the origins of our modern set of constellations. These were given to us by the Greeks but as I’ve explained in my Ancient Astral Secrets article, they are based on earlier constellations developed by the Babylonians, Egyptians and Sumerians. It is also likely that these constellations were offsprings of a single set of constellations handed to us at the very beginning of civilisation.

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In Gavin White’s excellent book Babylonian Star Lore, he explains that the Fox was a constellation in Babylonian times. He supplies an image of the constellation animal, carved on a Mesopotamian inscription, that is similar to the one carved at Gobekli Tepe. White makes it clear in his book that the Fox is a harbinger of doom. The Fox is associated with the Mesopotamian god Erra, ‘the Scorcher’ and that when ‘the star of Erra is twinkling and carries rays, his mantle of radiance will be activated and all people will perish’. If the Fox-star rises or appears, according to Mesopotamian astrology, ‘in this year in all lands the king will die’ (pg111). The idea that a star might blaze, sending rays to Earth which cause strife, has been investigated in my article on Sirius, the Dog Star. Since the fox is part of the dog family, it's logical to conclude that Erra was Sirius.

But the Fox seems to be connected to more than one star in ancient legend. In particular, it is also associated with the Ropes of Heaven that, according to the ancient Mesopotamians, hold the stars and Earth together, fixed by a Mooring Post. The rotation of the stars in our sky around our celestial North Pole was an important part of ancient lore and I think was strongly connected to the Great Pyramid, as I explain in my Great Pyramid and 2787 BC article. The Rope of Heaven was synonymous with the celestial North Pole, the spot in our northern sky around which the stars turn.

The Fox's relationship with our celestial North Pole isn't friendly. According to Proclus (Ancient Greek Historian), ‘the Fox-star nibbles continuously at the throng of the yoke that holds together Heaven and Earth.’ Mesopotamian literature also gives a warning on this matter. According to them, ‘When the Fox finally gnaws through the rope, the present World-Age will come to a catastrophic end, the heavens will fall and the host of the dead will be unleashed from the underworld.’

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Some readers might conclude that since our stars move around the same spot in our sky, the Fox would be nibbling away every day, or constantly, but this is where celestial precession comes into play. The position of the stars in relation to our celestial North Pole changes over time, as our planet performs its very slow celestial precession. As a result, our celestial North Pole effectively moves in a circle through several constellations. The Fox star therefore gets closer to, and further away from, our celestial North Pole every 25,800 years. It’s therefore logical to conclude that the time when ‘the Fox nibbling the Ropes of Heaven’ is when the Fox star is closest to our celestial North Pole.

But we’re still left with the problem of identifying the Ropes-of-Heaven-nibbling Fox-star. Gavin White reports that the Greeks did refer to a northern Fox-star; they said that it sat on the beam of the Plough. The Plough is now a popular name for Ursa Major, the Great Bear, but this may be a later mistake, for on the Dendera zodiac in Egypt, the Plough is not Ursa Major. Instead, it occupies a similar position to the modern constellation of Draco, on top of the celestial north pole. The Babylonians' Plough constellation was also different to Ursa Minor and Ursa Major, as they referred to those constellations as the Wagon of Heaven and the Wagon, respectively. For the Babylonians, the Plough constellation was also highly symbolic, as they believed that its curved blade would cut and sow new existence in the universe. We can see the Plough constellation and its dog (or fox) in the exact centre of the Dendera Zodiac, illustrated below.

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The curve of the Plough has an interesting feature. As the stars rotate around our heavens in a circle through the centuries, due to celestial precession, the curved blade of the Plough could rotate and eventually ‘cut’ through the North Celestial Pole. In this way, the dog or fox on the Plough would cut the Rope of Heaven, the pillar around which the universe turns. The apex cutting point of the Plough would be at its pointed end, the same point on which the dog’s tail ends. If this spot on the Plough constellation was marked by a star, that star would be, logically, be called ‘The Point of the Plough’ or ‘The dog’s tail’. This is the key clue, for there is a star high up in the northern constellations that is actually called ‘the dog’s tail’. Its Greek name is Cynosura, which literally means 'dog's tail'. Its modern, popular name is Polaris, as it is our current pole-star.

It would therefore seem that the star Polaris was once the ‘dog’s tail’ star in the ancient Babylonian constellation of the Plough. Polaris is also highly likely to be the Fox star mentioned in the Mesopotamian myths, as the idea of a re-seeding blade cutting through the Rope of Heaven is very similar to that of a fox gnawing at the Rope of Heaven. If all the above data is correct, then we do finally know the identity of the Fox-Star; it's Polaris.

But this is where things get very ominous. The Mesopotamian legend clearly stated that ‘when the Fox finally gnaws through the rope, the present World-Age will come to a catastrophic end’. If this is true, then we should be extremely worried about when Polaris finally reaches our celestial north pole, or at least the date of its closest approach. Fortunately, with modern technology, we can find this out. A quick check with the astronomy program Stellarium gives us a rough date for the closest approach of Polaris to our celestial north pole; 2000 AD. The Mesopotamians seem to be warning us that 2000 AD, or thereabouts, is the End of Days. This is a disturbing coincidence, for 2000 AD is almost exactly 12,900 years, or half a Great Year, after the Younger Dryas Impact event.

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Some readers might retort that since 2000 AD has passed by, the Mesopotamians' dire prediction was wrong, but remember that these catastrophic events seem to be generated by a build-up of new matter in the centre of our galaxy. This continual build-up, according to Dr LaViolette's theory, causes periodic overloads and explosions of matter, similar to a volcano erupting. Logically, subtle changes in the make-up of the centre of our galaxy will alter the precise date of each eruption; they will have some variability. It would thereforemake sense to conclude that the next wave will occur sometime between now at 2050 AD. We have been warned.

To be honest, I'm losing count of all the different sources that are warning of an imminent global disaster, as I've explained in my predictions of the future article and the Kali Yuga article. I haven't had a chance to study the predictions of the Aboriginal Origine People (as reported by Nexus magazine) or the Fatima Prophecy, but I'll blog about them when I do.