or locate the three stars of Orion's Belt as they rise in the east (check times using
Stellarium). They will be almost perpendicular to the horizon but inclined to the
right. Look to the right for the bright Rigel and, slightly higher, the fainter Cursa.
Again these two stars are almost perpendicular to the horizon but inclined slightly
to the left.
Use the converging lines created by Rigel + Cursa and Orion's Belt to locate a
point defined by a faint curve of stars. Now try visualising all the afore-mentioned
stars as runway lights. Work on this shape until you see it easily then, keeping this
shape in mid-vision, simply broaden your view to take in a perfect Pentangle (the
classic star shape). The bright Bellatrix provides a 'shine' on the otherwise dark
star. Once you have 'got the picture' let your eyes roam around the 'Endless Knot'
and see how many fainter stars fit the pattern.
How can we be sure that this is the Star of Bethlehem? Because the rest of the
story fits other star pictures in the vicinity, notably
the followers of the star can be found in the Hyades, where the alpha star,
Aldebaran, translates as 'The Follower'. You can actually see the path they follow
to reach the Star. If you have trouble seeing The Follower he is depicted in 'Stars
- the Real Pictures' and is a brilliant little character.
The Three Kings (another name for the three stars of Orion's Belt) are kneeling
before the infant, which is why you only see their golden crowns. Look carefully for
their offerings: Held out in front of each of the three 'crowns' is a fainter star; gold
(brightest) on the left, then the fainter, glowing incenses, including wafting smoke.
And so on...
The location of the Star is well documented in mythology but with the advent of
Christian domination its identity was lost. This is because the Church, while
pretending that it had a completely new - and factual - story, could not have
people saying that the Bible was simply another culture's set of star stories.
Hence the Blasphemy and Heresy laws that silenced generations.
To find the Star of Bethlehem I used clues such as these:
Where to look
Source: Ancient Egyptian texts ((many years BC). Fingerprints of the Gods, by G.
Hancock) “Oh king, you are this Great Star, the Companion of Orion, who
traverses the sky with Orion…”
Source: Matthew 2:2 (sometime between 41 - 98 AD) “Where is the one born
king of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east…”
What to look for
Source: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (circa 1300 AD. Anon) “Then they
showed him the shield with its shining gules, with the Pentangle in pure gold
The true nature of the Star
Source: Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville (1851 AD). “Stubb longed for vermilion
stars to be painted upon the blade of his every oar: screwing each oar in his big
vice of wood, the carpenter symmetrically supplies the constellation.”
If you are one of those who suspect things are not as they should be then you
quicker the change will come.
The Star of Bethlehem
Ideas put forward for the Star include; Jupiter, Venus, any combination of planets
converging, supernova, comet, miracle star and UFO. With the exception of the
UFO (which falls into the category of ‘if we can’t explain something it must be
aliens’) it is totally impossible to follow any of the above, let alone locate a small
village (or even smaller stable) under the ‘star’, yet this does not seem to bother the
theorists or theologians. Logic and common sense appear absent.
So to the Star.
I won’t draw it here, for to do so would spoil the surprise. The best way to see the
Star is to be under the stars, with someone guiding your eyes, letting you do the
work. Seeing it for the first time is a ‘once in a lifetime’ moment, so treat yourself.
This is what you do:
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