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Dark Star Notes from "The Master Game"






I'm going to place a few quotes and thoughts from the book 'The Master Game' by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval which tie in with the Dark Star Theory, for my own research notes and anyone else finding these thoughts of interest.


1)  Voltaire:  "[David] Ovason points out that [Joseph] Lalande's involvement with and deep admiration for Voltaire make it very likely that he would have been familiar with Voltaire's book Micromégas published in 1752.  In this curious work of fiction Voltaire set the home of the hero in the star Sirius and prophetically noted that this star also had a satellite - a fact only discovered to be true in 1844 by the Prussian astronomer Friedrich Bessel." p29

Compare with the Dogon belief in the binary star Sirius B, which preceded scientific knowledge of the companion's existence reaching sub-Saharan Africa. 



2) Second Sun: "The connection between Sothis-Sirius and Isis-Pharia of the Pharos is probably due to the beacon of light from the lighthouse as it was seen from afar by sailors approaching the harbour, and may explain why the Pharos lighthouse was sometimes called 'the second Sun' - a term used by the ancient Egyptians for the star Sirius." (p237)

I remain sure that if the Dark Star exists it has a connection to the star Sirius.  Most likely as a major marker on its perihelion transit.  The red Sirius reports in ancient writings like the two entities, I believe.  The Egyptian belief in Sirius as the second Sun could have a link here, particularly as the red Sirius anomaly is contemporaneous with the Alexandrian lighthouse Pharos itself.

3) Isis and the Winged Disc:  "The [1794 commemorative] coin preserves the image of the so-called Isis of the Bastille or 'Fountain of Regeneration' which, along with its pedestal, stood some 20 feet high.  The statue depicted the Egyptian goddess sitting on her throne flanked by two lions, and at her feet was placed a large bath emblazoned with the ancient Egyptian solar disc, a symbol of the pharaohs which was much used by the Hermetics, the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons." (p443)

Lots of astronomical symbolism here. Isis as Sirius, with two lions (nearby Leo?).  The solar disc passing below Sirius is anomalous, so could this be the Dark Star's conjunction with the Dog Star?  This would fit in with point 2 above.



Ref:  Décimes à la Fontaine d'Isis l'An 2 PARIS. Oeuvre du célèbre graveur DUPRE, cette pièce, qui évoque le culte d'Isis choisie pour illustrer la déesse de la Raison, est aussi la première monnaie commémorative émise en France. http://www.infomonnaies.com/fr/cnpr/v25/p2516.htm

4) A Star in the Winged Disc:  "The famous Description de l'Égypte, which was published under the supervision of Denon, was dedicated to 'Napoleon le Grand' , who is depicted on the front-cover as an Apollo-Sol Invictus, hero-king.  There he may still be seen, riding the solar chariot under the protection of the Egyptian symbol of the winged solar disc - into which, in this case, has been placed a star." (p465)

Very curious indeed.  Why would a star be placed upon a solar symbol ? You can see it located at the top of this image: This seems to be further evidence for a Dark Star explanation for the famous Winged Disc symbol.  The authors go on to make a connection with similar symbolism employed in America at the Washington Monument.  See 5 below.



5) Star/Winged Disc at Washington Monument: "Inside the [Washington] monument's entrance, right over the door lintel, Bauval noticed a bronze plaque on which the face of George Washington had been sculpted by the French artist Jean-Antoine Houdon, a Freemason, and member of the nine Sisters lodge in Paris, whose other subjects had included Cagliostro and Empress Joséphine. Above the plaque was the unmistakable motif of the ancient Egyptian winged solar disc with a star prominently positioned at its centre." (p543)

I dug about in the Internet to find an image of this solar disc with a star embedded in it, as the image used in the book doesn't actually show it, only the bronze plaque of Washington by Houdon.  It was worth the effort (right).

Why would a six-pointed star be incorporated into the solar disc in this way?  If we're assuming the generalised acceptance that the Egyptian winged disc is the Sun, then this makes no sense!  Is this another piece of the Dark Star puzzle?  For more information about other bits of evidence I've described from Washington DC, see Aphelion  in 1881 & Freemasonry



Written by Andy Lloyd, 3rd September 2011

Author of 'The Dark Star', Timeless Voyager Press (2005)

Andy Lloyd's Book Review of The Master Game: 'The Master Game' by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval