This site is named for Firmament and Chaos, my first two books that reveal the true, exciting past of the Earth and the Planets - explaining how a period of over three millennia of cosmic catastrophism resulted in the Earth and the solar system we experience today.. This has been possible because the body of ancient myth, from which it is derived, contains graphic descriptions of the events which unfolded in the heavens close to the Earth. These cosmic encounters were observed, feared and worshiped by one hundred generations of our progenitors. Indeed, the fear of these massive glowing spheres approaching the Earth was the origin of all pagan religions. This is why the same common themes run through the myths of all cultures.

Venus, Mars and Mercury approached the Earth over one hundred times and were the single most important drivers of ancient history, the facts of which have never before been revealed. The entire scenario, originally derived in Firmament and Chaos, refined in Peleh: Hidden Knowledge and has been updated continuously by over one hundred posts in over the last fifteen years.

These works reveal more about the astrophysics of the solar system than all the space probes, manned or unmanned, that have been or ever will be sent to the planets. These cosmic encounters explain how the physical laws were used to implement the Biblical miracles such as the destruction of Sennacherib's army and the 'parting' of the Red Sea at the date of the Exodus. They also explain the reality and true location of Atlantis, the impetus behind the Hindu's placement of the tilaka on their foreheads and such mundane customs as Halloween. Please click on the play button to hear a summary of the content of this website by the author, John Ackerman.

Please click on the play button to hear a summary of the content of this website by the author, John Ackerman.

To listen to more detailed discussions concerning cyclic catastrophism, click the following link and select one of the 4 talks you would like to hear. I recommend doing them in order. These are quite detailed, almost 50 minutes each, but they illuminate hundreds of astronomical events which completely revolutionize 'evolutionist' astronomy, archaeology, anthropology and religion. As Walt Whitman wrote:

"Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore, Now I will you to be a bold swimmer, To jump off in the midst of the sea, rise again, nod to me, shout, and laughingly dash with your hair."

Most Recent Update

My new book Egyptian Astrophysics: The 30-Year Cycles, see, to be published in September 2013, reveals the depth and scope of the ancient Egyptian astrophysical knowledge, particularly the profound influence of the 30-year cyclic astronomical encounters of Venus, Mars and Mercury on the reigns, even the lives of the pharaohs. One hundred generations of Egyptian people all observed the same sequence of events depicted in the ancient texts - not by reading about them, but by actually observing them - experiencing the resulting flooding and feeling their tidal effects on the rotation of the Earth. Every person implicitly knew more about the planets than any modern-day PhDs, who's current understanding of the solar system would be a joke to one of the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptian texts contain more exquisite astrophysical detail than that of any other culture, many sounding similar to a description of a NASA launch or even a landing on the Moon. Understanding the 30-year cosmic encounters, allows the new interpretations of dozens of hieroglyphs, ideograms, drawings and pictographs, revealing the exciting world in which the ancients lived - and the true meaning of the myths of Isis, Ra, Set, Hathor and Osiris, which were the Moon, the planets, or amazing features on their surfaces.

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead:
His eyes are closed.

- Albert Einstein

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