Comet, cometh…Eschatology for eschatologists and everyone else…
As I’m chewing my thoughts over, reveling in revelation so to speak, I always chance upon serendipitous writings, often on the net, or in a book that gives me a broader and deeper vocabulary.
The article, excerpted and sourced below, was one such.
The Hopi are a fascinating people. Staying in an ancient rhythm of life, fearing retribution from the Purifier if they deviate from the path.
Hopi prophecy has gripped the western fascination ever since initial interactions. They foretold, decades before they happened, Roads and Railroads, Telephony, The Burn out of MIR (the space station), MIR by the way, means friendship. It was an important symbolic event.
But to keep with the narrative, the skies have always been looked to as portend, usually in complete denial of their inherent causative nature. Gravity waves, Particle Showers, Red Rains, Earthquakes…….
Over and over and over over millenia, patiently noted by the star gazers……. and it was always, Beware the Comet…. Remember Hale Bopp?
From the impeccable http://viewzone.com
The Hopi Blue Star:
Comets, Supernovae, and the Coming Catastrophe
Between October 23 and 24, 2007, another Ã¬hairy starÃ® named Comet 17P/Holmes literally exploded from a magnitude of 17 to a magnitude of 2.8. (The lower the magnitude, the brighter the star.) In other words, it increased in brightness by a factor of a nearly a million in just a few hours. Sky and Telescope magazine has called it “the weirdest new object to appear in the sky in memory.” [skyandtelescope.com].
This periodic comet with a revolutionary period of seven years was originally discovered on November 6th, 1892 by British amateur astronomer Edwin Holmes when it it also suddenly increased in magnitude, then died down again for the next 115 years.
The comet’s core made of rock and ice is only about 3.5 kilometers in diameter, but its coma formed by the gas and dust given off is massive. This greenish-blue ball coldly blazing in an inclined and elliptical solar orbit unexpectedly has become the largest object in our solar system — even bigger than our sun. (See coma’s expansion.) The mutability of its ion tail makes it look somewhat like a celestial jellyfish. We don’t have to worry, though, because it always stays between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It is actually more of a portend than a threat.
Comet Homes burst out of the side of the constellation Perseus. (This is, of course, an illusion, since the celestial object is not actually “in” Perseus but in line with the constellation from our perspective on Earth.) This legendary king of Mycenae is famous for lopping off the head of the Gorgon named Medusa. We recall that this creature with snakes for hair could turn anyone to stone with her gaze.
Perseus carries her head across the night sky, with Algol forming one of her eyes. Richard Hinckley Allen describes this so-called “Demon Star”: “Astrologers of course said that it was the most unfortunate, violent, and dangerous star in the heavens” [Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Dover Publications, Inc.]
This is not merely a Greek connotation. Agol is gruesomely referred to in China as Tseih She, or “Piled-up Corpses”. Hebrew apocryphal lore associate Algol with Lilith, AdamÃ s first wife, whom patriarchal sources falsely identify as evil.
The etymology of the Greek mythological hero is also interesting. Perseus might be from the ancient Greek verb, perthein, “to waste, ravage, sack, destroy”, some form of which appears in Homeric epithets. Cyrus Gordon, known for his daring theories, proposed that Perseus is a Semitic name, from p-r-s, “to cut.”
Comets have long been known as omens of the End Times. The Hopi Indians of Arizona have a legend of the Blue Star Katsina called Sakwa Sohu. Frank Waters and Hopi informant Oswald White Bear Fredericks in their popular Book of the Hopi proclaim: “The end of all Hopi ceremonialism will come when a kachina removes his mask during a dance in the plaza before uninitiated.” [Penguin Books, 1987, 1963] This is rumored to have recently happened on the Hopi Reservation.
Note: Some readers may be familiar with the wooden katsina (plural katsinam, singular form also spelled kachina) dolls that the Hopis carve. Katsinam are not gods per se but spirits that act as mediators between gods and humans. They may take the form of any animal, plant, celestial body, or otherworldly creature. During the spring and early summer the Hopis perform a ceremonial cycle of masked katsina dances as a plea for rain and the general well being of the tribe.
The Hopi elder White Feather of the spiritually important Bear Clan describes nine different signs signaling the end of the Fourth World (our current era). The final warning is as follows:
“And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.” [http://www.burlingtonnews.net/hopiprophecy.html]
“World War III will be started by those people who first received the light [the divine wisdom or intelligence] in the other old countries [India, China, Egypt, Palestine, Africa]. That time is not far off. It will come when the Saqusohuh [Sakwa Sohu] Kachina dances in the plaza. He represents a blue star, far off and yet invisible, which will make its appearance soon.”
The Hopi word sakwa literally means “blue-green”, or “turquoise.” The photos of Comet Holmes clearly show this particular color. In Hopi cosmology this color symbolically represents the intercardinal direction of southwest. From the Hopi perspective of their villages, the San Francisco Peaks lie to the southwest. These are the sacred snowy mountains where thekatsinam, or spirit messengers, live for half of the year. The Hopi term sakwi, by the way, means “worn out,” “broken down,” “ruined” or “destroyed”. The Mayan word sak, on the other hand, means “white”.
It is interesting to note that for the Maya of southern Mexico and Central America, blue symbolized sacrifice. In the later, more corrupt stages of the Classic Maya culture, the bodies of those humans who were to be sacrificed to the gods were painted blue. Director Mel Gibson graphically portrays this in the 2006 film Apocalypto.
In an attempt to present a parable for our own time, the movie also shows an old storyteller who conveys the legend of a man who is “drenched deep in sadness.” All the animals respond by giving the man their particular virtues. He receives keen eyesight from the vulture, strength from the jaguar, and the secrets of the earth from the serpent. The deer remarks that this will finally make the man happy because he has all that he needs. But the owl replies:
“No, I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, ‘I am no more and I have nothing left to give.'”
The late Robert Ghost Wolf, of mixed Hopi, Iroquois, and Lakota descent, speaks about star prophecy in relation to the conclusion of GaiaÃ s current cycle:
“The story of the Blue Kachina is an old story, very old. I have been aware of the story of the Blue Kachina since I was very young. I was told this story by grandfathers who are now between 80 and 108 years of age. It was told to me that the first Blue Kachina would be seen at the dances, and would make his appearance known to the children in the plaza during the night dance. The event would tell us that the end times are very near. The Blue Star Kachina would physically appear in our heavens which would mean that we are in the end times.”
For the rest of this gripping article, go HERE
If only we could gaze at the stars again, eh?
But that would mean turning off the lights on Civilization as we know it!!!