The Great Comet


***THE GREAT COMET OF 1997***

By J. Adams
March 31st, 1997


"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and
in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with
perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts
failing them from fear and the expectation of those
things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of
the heavens will be shaken."

(Jesus Christ: Luke, Chp.21; vs.25-26)


As has been widely reported in recent weeks, a great comet, Comet Hale-Bopp, is currently passing by our world. This is one of the largest and brightest comets to swing past the earth since the 16th Century.

Historically, the appearance of comets has been interpreted as an omen for our world- a predictor of pestilence, famine, war and the fall of great leaders. Take the Great Comet of 1811. Napolean should have been paying attention, but he wasn't, and the following year he lost most of his Grand Army in Russia. Julius Caesar's murder by treachery in 44 B.C. was followed by the appearance of a comet dubbed Caesar's Crown Jewel. One of the most recent comets, Comet Kohoutek, appeared in 1973 - around the time of the last Arab-Israeli war and the fall of Richard Nixon's Administration to Watergate.

While modern "rational" society may pass off an association between astronomical events and world affairs as nonsensical superstition, there is reason to believe there may be a basis to such symbolic astrology. If, indeed, there is a God who governs this universe, then what better way to reveal His presence than portending our future with symbols in the night sky. This makes it as clear as possible who is truly "The Creator"- God, not man.

To begin with, consider the following excerpt from Moira Timms' chapter on "Astrological Cycles" in her book, 'Beyond Prophecies & Predictions':

If a star map is superimposed over the Earth with the pole star placed over the terrestial North Pole, we have a celestial clock making one revolution daily. The noon point of that map (like Greenwich) is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Thousands of years ago, Egypt was known as the Land of Khem. The Khema were a group of seven major stars (in the constellation of Taurus), known today as the Pleiades. If the map is placed with the Khema over the Land of Khem (Egypt)- specifically, directly over the apex of the Great Pyramid- then Taurus falls over the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey; Ursa Major, the Great Bear, rambles over Russia; the head of Draco the Dragon coils up over China; Orion (the warrior) over Iran/Iraq; Aries the Ram over Rome, and Capricorn (identified with the god Pan) falls over Panama, Panuco, and Mayapan (the old name of the Yucatan). Aquila the Eagle spans the United States. The analogies are obvious, and quite impressive. This is one of the clearest examples of the law of "As Above, So Below".

Given how certain constellations symbolize the nations that have emerged in our world, God may signal the rise and fall of given nations with heavenly signs associated with nations' respective constellations. An impressive example of this was pointed out in a long-forgotten book entitled "Cheiro's World Predictions" (1928).

Cheiro, a famous astrologer during the early part of this century, noted in his book that, on June 8th, 1918, a bright supernova appeared in the constellation of Aquila the Eagle, which signifies the United States. As reported at the time: "The brightness of Nova Aquilae in its early days was greater than that of any Nova since the year 1604". What is even more remarkable is that June 8th saw the only solar eclipse in the year 1918, and this eclipse was conjunct Jupiter, the planet of rulers, and squared by Mars, the planet of war.

The solar eclipse and supernova in Aquila the Eagle in early-June of 1918 coincided with the United States entering the Great War in Europe (i.e., World War I) at the time and the subsequent turning point in that war. By July of that year, American troops backed the Allies in starting to reverse the gains made by Germany and the Central powers up to that point, and, by November of 1918, the tide has turned completely with Germany's surrender and an Allied victory.

Thus, a profound and rare astronomical event occurred- the supernova in Aquila the Eagle along with a solar eclipse- in June of 1918 that marked a critical juncture at which the United States started to become an important world power. American involvement in the European war in 1918 was the first time the U.S. took on the role of a world power. From that time on, the rise of the United States to the ruling world power of the contemporary age began. This historical turning point for America was reflected in the sky according to the law: "As Above, So Below".

Now a great comet has appeared in the sky that once again may be portending the future. Notably, in January, when the comet made its initial debut, it passed across the constellation of Aquila which represents the United States. Also around this time a rare planetary alignment, the "Aquarian Convergence", occurred that coincided with a potential "Grand Supercycle" peak in U.S. stock prices and Western expectations (see http://www.gaiamind.org/). Next, the comet appeared in the evening sky along with a partial lunar eclipse on March 23rd visible in the Unites States. Notably, this lunar eclipse coincided with the Jewish celebration of Purim- when a miraculous Jewish military victory occurred (the two most recent lunar eclipses also coincided with Jewish holidays- the Feast of Tebernacles in September of last year and Passover last March). All in all, the comet seems symbolically tied to the future of America and the Jewish people. Thus, it should come as no surprise that as Comet Hale-Bopp is making it's closest pass to the Earth and Sun, the U.S. stock market appears to be crashing and there is rising violence in the Jewish State of Israel. It seems that once again we are witnessing "As Above, So Below". If this means the collapse of Western Civilization is at hand, Comet Hale-Bopp might more appropriately be called "Comet Noah's Ark"-


"HALE-BOPP - LAST SEEN BY NOAH?"
Arutz 7 News, Israel

A comet discovered in July 1995 has now become bright enough to be easily seen with the naked eye, even from urban sites, and will remain easily visible to northern-hemisphere observers through April 1997.

The Hale-Bopp Comet orbits and is still approaching, the sun, with its closest approach (perihelion) occurring tomorrow night, April 1, 1997. Daniel W. E. Green of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics stated that the latest orbital calculations indicate that the Hale-Bopp comet last passed through the inner solar system about 4210 years ago. An Arutz-7 correspondent noted that according to the ancient Jewish text Seder Olam Rabah, the comet's previous appearance was approximately the same year that Noah began building the ark. {ARUTZ 7 3/31 C}