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Saturday, December 31, 2005

The Constellations and Their Intelligent Design

As my special delivery for this New Year's Celebration, I want to link here one exciting topic for me dealing with the most ancient human memory of the origin and meaning of the Constellations in the Night Sky!

In the magazine Astronomy for January 2006, in page 22 we read an article in the section Phil Harrington’s Binocular Universe entitled:

A Hero For The Ages

That article describes details of Greek mythology related to the constellation of Perseus, the savior, Cassiopeia, the saved by him, and of Cetus, the defeated monster.

Then I bought the magazine Sky and Telescope for January 2006 and in page 54 we have the section “Northern Hemisphere’s Sky” by Fred Schaaf and in p. 59 “Southern Hemisphere’s Sky” by Greg Bryant, being both articles devoted to the study of the constellation of Taurus.

The remark of Schaaf is that
“Two of Taurus’s best sights were even more glorious when woolly mammoths roamed the Earth”
while Bryant declares that
“The celestial bull dates back perhaps 6,000 years and is among the oldest constellations”
If that is so, why not to learn to read the sky according to an even older tradition than those in Greek Mythology? We need to learn of the meaning of the Constellations and of the SIGNS as preserved by the Middle East in their most ancient Books and in their most ancestral and still used etymologies: (full download version of the classic book The Witness of the Stars, by Ethelbert W. Bullinger)

There we need to carefully read which was the original meaning of Perseus, and which was the ancestral meaning of Cassiopeia and who is really represented by Cetus




The main Ecliptic Chapter, the leading Constellation of this group (Perseus, Cassiopeia and Cetus), is the SIGN of Aries:So, according to the most ancient Constellations' references found by Ethelbert W. Bullinger, the real Hero For The Ages represented by the Ram Aries offering his life for the redemption, and represented by Perseus rescuing Cassiopeia from Cetus, is no more and no less than the Messiah, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! And some events related to his first coming.

While another Ecliptic Chapter is started by the SIGN of TaurusIncluding as Taurus' correlated subchapters are the Constellations of Orion (the coming Prince), Eridanus (the river of the judge) and Auriga (the Shepherd).



So, Taurus and its related subchapters (Orion, Eridanus and Auriga) represents our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in events related to his second coming.

In my preliminary observations On The Book of Genesis I presented the next excerpt from the introduction of the same E. W. Bullinger's book:
"These ancient star-pictures reveal this Coming One. They set forth "the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow." Altogether there are forty-eight of them, made up of twelve SIGNS, each sign containing three CONSTELLATIONS."

"… After the Revelation came to be written down in the Scriptures, there was not the same need for the preservation of the Heavenly Volume. And after the nations had lost the original meaning of the pictures, they invented a meaning out of the vain imagination of the thoughts of their hearts. The Greek Mythology is an interpretation of (only some of) the signs and constellations after their true meaning had been forgotten. It is popularly believed that Bible truth is an evolution from, or development of, the ancient religions of the world. But the fact is that they themselves are a corruption and perversion of primitive truth!"
Then, I posted
An amazing example of an astronomical constellation used as a prophetical tool by its Intelligent Designer can be seen at:”

And that
Elsewhere I have presented an Astronomical simulation of the events that where happening on heaven the year surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ as well as the very same moment of his birth:

Virgo at the day of Jesus' birth and Leo during the year surrounding his birth:
Retrograde motion of Jupiter in Leo's brightest star: Regulus:
The Planetary Retrograde motion explained:
Have a Joyful 2006 Enjoying God’s Word!


Blogger inunison said...

Hey, this is very interesting, thank you. Maybe bit of a stretch, don't you think?

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger fdocc said...


Aries, by EW Bullinger we can read:

"Owing to the precession of the equinoxes, the sun, at the time of the Exodus, had receded into this sign of ARIES, which then marked the Spring Equinox. But by the time that the antitype--the Lamb of God, was slain, the sun had still further receded, and on the 14th of Nisan, in the year of the Crucifixion, stood at the very spot marked by the stars a, El Nath, the pierced, the wounded or slain, and b, Al Sheratan, the bruised or wounded! God so ordained "the times and seasons" that during that noon-day darkness the sun was seen near those stars which had spoken for so many centuries of this bruising of the woman's Seed--the Lamb of God.

Was this design? or was it chance? It is far easier to believe the former. It makes a smaller demand upon our faith; yes, we are compelled to believe that He who created the sun and the stars "for signs and for cycles," ordained also the times and the seasons, and it is He who tells us that "WHEN THE FULNESS OF TIME WAS COME, God sent forth His Son" (Gal 4:4), and that "in due time Christ died for the ungodly" (Rom 5:6)."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 2:43:00 PM  
Blogger inunison said...

Yes, very convincing. Who has ears, let him hear. But who has ears in these days, I wonder?

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:34:00 PM  
Blogger fdocc said...

Dear In_Unison,

E. W. Bullinger wrote about the moment of the perfect sacrifice while The Griffith Observatory presented on the MSNBC "Mysteries of the Universe" series the next amazing video (in QuickTime format) related to the first year of the birth of Our Lord and Savior and the visit of the Astronomers from Persia:

The Star of Bethlehem

More details, in response to your first question, and related to the Design of the Constellations at:

A Hero For The Ages

Deep thanks for you for your interest and your postings!

Thursday, January 19, 2006 6:47:00 AM  
Blogger inunison said...

Disgusted by the abuses to which it led, humanity repressed Christianity by which it had so long been dominated. Repressed, but not eliminated. Herein lies, I believe, the essence of the tragedy of modern times. The modern man lives as if Christianity were a negligible hypothesis with no relation to the concrete realities of the world and society. And yet at the bottom of his heart this man remains impregnated with Christianity, so that he lives in a state of perpetual ambivalence with regard to it.
The Whole Person in a Broken World / Tournier, Paul

Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:05:00 AM  

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