PARADISE LOST AND PARADISE REGAINED. ( continued )
8. In studying 5 separate Hypocephali, I have noted another reoccurring feature to do with the baboons. Some Hypocephali substitute lengthy lines of baboons for abbreviated hieroglyphic script and may only devote space for two baboons. When this is not the case and 4-6 baboons are shown, invariably, one will be an albino. The others of the line-up are speckled with ink, possibly to indicate the multiples of components that make up a constellation. The white one, in this strip of the Hypocephalus, seems representative of Sirius...that most magnificent, venerated star in the sky and the brightest of them all... the perfect target for Precessional fixes. Its Heliacal or Sothic rising, based on 365.25 days, became the ancient standard by which the duration of the calendar year was calculated and corrected.
9. The "orb crowns" of the queued baboons would represent the Sun rising and setting at marginally different points (at the Vernal Equinox), further around each year, relative to the stars. It would take the Sun 360 years to complete a passage through one of the 18, almost diamond shaped, part circles, per side of the 64-square calculation matrix. There are, around the PHI circle perimeter and partially overlaying the 64-square calculation matrix, a total of 72 of these and, 72 X 360 years = 25920...the number associated with a full Precessional cycle or "Great Year".
10. Obviously there was a degree of permissible literary licence amongst funerary text scribes from one epoch, school or location, to another. Between the rows of queuing baboons, on some Hypocephali, are clear representations of stars. There are also small, right angles, like italics marks, which effectively box the stars into separate sections. With Precessional advances, over a span of years, the stars, very slowly, move from square to square, until they complete a "Great Year" of 25,920 years duration. This also occurs geometrically in the naturally layered geometry, where the outer periphery is a series of boxes and chevrons into which the positions of the zodiacal constellations (at the time of the Vernal Equinox) could be marked.
11. Another feature of the Hypocephalus that I find most fascinating is that 2 snakes are depicted.
Representations of these dual snakes are found all over Europe, as elsewhere and a good example is on the "Angby Stone" found in Uppland, Sweden. This stone also features the Maltese Cross, another symbol duplicated in the self-generating geometry of the Waitapu Observatory (see, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition, Micropaedia section, pg. 369).
The religious veneration and depiction of the two snakes, was widespread and seems to have originated in Egypt. It is found, equally, in pre-Celtic/ Celtic and Egyptian artistic expression, as upon the forehead section of the funerary mask of Tutankhamun.
One last point, for the moment, about this section of the Hypocephalus is that the ape figures have their legs outstretched to indicate forward motion. The motion alluded to is the never ending, snails pace journey of the Precession of the Equinoxes (See 162nd Chpt. of The Book Of The Dead).
From my own perspective, there are far too many coincidences and similarities to say that there is no relationship between that represented in the self-generating geometry of the 64-square calculation matrix and that depicted on the Hypocephali. There is also a very strong resemblance between the features of the Hypocephalus, Amon-RA and the figurines of the longest established part-Polynesians of New Zealand...the gentle and peace loving Morioris.
The Hypocephalus is a very clear picture of the Precession of the Equinoxes and the manner in which the ancient Egyptians must have measured Precession. It looks like the system of Precessional measurement, for both the Egyptian and Celtic civilisations, came from the same source. It is also evident that the Hebrews used a similar method in the Temple of Solomon. They were well acquainted with the universal methodology during the era of Moses and the period of "wandering" (Exodus). Proof of this profound astronomical knowledge is hidden within, otherwise, superficial Biblical text.
13. All of the foregoing might be further attested to by the presence of yet another Deity, found on the Hypocephali, in a separate panel above the central, crouched figure. That second figure is identified as the Deity Ptah (Also rendered Phthah and, in some cases, Par). He is seen to be wearing the double plumed crown of Amon-RA or Amen.
Ptah or Par, is shown as having two heads in this portrayal and the double plumed crown of Amon or Amen, indicates, in this instance, that he is performing a function in company with or under the jurisdiction of, Amon (Amen). The two heads would, undoubtedly, indicate that he is being particularly attentive to his work or assigned mission on behalf of the dead. One head facing left and another facing right would indicate a very good perception and knowledge of all that transpires in his vicinity. It could also represent "attention to detail". The Deity Par, as "the creator of the universe", the maker of things and the patron and "supreme leader of craftsmen", holds a rod or staff.
From a Carpenter's perspective, this staff is an elongated builders square. The 90-degree return at the top of the staff is clearly seen and it is braced at a 45-degree angle. Logic tells us that if it were used for squaring or determining 45-degree angles, by scribing along the brace, then the length of the staff would be calibrated for measurement.
14. Standing atop the staff of Par is a clear indication of a fox or dog like creature. This can only be a representation of Sirius, the "Dog Star". In my view, the reference is so blatantly obvious and combination so conspicuous that it would be difficult not to draw the correct conclusion.
The lengthways, vertical aspect of the staff determines the degree angle to Sirius and the 90-degree turn to the horizontal denotes the drift of Sirius to the side of the vertical position.
The fox or dog appears to be in motion and traipsing a course to the right. Par, the ultimate measurer of things + the tool of his trade + the Dog Star moving right = Precession.
Note: One feature found on the Maori Moko of Angas's painting is, undoubtedly, a kuri (dog) and logic would suggest it related to the Dog Star.
Figure 49: The head of a "Kuri" (dog) incorporated into the Moko of the young chieftain. The Dog Star was the "pointer of the way" to Orion and its Heliacal rise used in antiquity as a guide to the duration of the solar year.
It seems like too much of a coincidence that the crouched figure, surrounded by what looks like Precessional symbolism, should be accompanied by the most adept measurer and creator in the universe, who bears the name Par and wears the crown of Amen. The name or contraction, Par has found its way into many Far Eastern, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean languages. It occurs equally in Yiddish and Turkish, Greek and Latin. In most cases its use in words like, Parity, Parallel, Parquet, Parabola, Partition, Parallax and just plain Par for the course, alludes to something linear, angular, circular or geometric and measurable. Similarly, the term Amen, adopted in antiquity by the Israelites, probably by reason of their long association with the Egyptians, has found its way into many languages. Although now used primarily in religious ritual, it was formerly used as a term of agreement and ratification to a decision arrived at or statement made. It was a sustaining and supportive evocation by a second party.
Consider the plight of the newly deceased person, en route to the Constellation of Orion, prepared as best he or she could be for the perilous journey ahead. Priority number one would be to know the route to take, otherwise one might end up lost on the other side of the universe. This portion of the Hypocephalus probably denotes exactness in the calculation of angle and direction and is an amulet of guidance, placed at the location most conducive to inspiration, reason and profound knowledge.
It could be interpreted that Isis herself was seen to be displaying a preoccupation with getting degree angle orientations correct. I'm interested in representations of Isis, when shown to have a crown made up of a "Sun orb", sitting between two cow horns. Knowing from strong emerging clues that the ancient Astronomers determined exact degree angles by shooting lines to the outer edges of strategically placed and sized circles, I can't help but see a relationship in the headgear of Isis.
The queues of baboons, drawn on the Hypocephalus, wear duplicate headgear... a clear portrayal of a method employed for making the finite measurements of Precessional drift.
The Gods and overseers of humanity had checked the course and, amongst themselves, corroborated the angles and measurements for correct navigation to the celestial goal. All was prepared, double-checked and ratified by mutual consent, ...Beam me up Nephthys!
New Zealand was a place where "time stood still" and our sites are largely intact, due to the fact that they were being used up until recent centuries.
It is also a land of enduring sorrow, inasmuch as its former enlightened inhabitants, who occupied the land for millenniums, are not allowed to be remembered.