CRUX - THE CRUCIBLE OF DECISION
"The two great stars which mark the summit and the foot of the Cross, having nearly the same right ascension, it follows that the constellation is almost perpendicular at the moment when it passes the meridian. The circumstance is known to the people of every nation situated beyond the Tropics or in the southern hemisphere. It had been observed at what hour of the night, in different seasons, the Cross is erect or inclined. It is a time piece, which advances very regularly nearly four minutes a day, and no other group of stars affords to the naked eye an observation of time so easily made. How often have we heard our guides exclaim in the savannahs of Venezuela and in the desert extending from Lima to Truxillo, 'Midnight is past, the Cross begins to bend'."
-from the Von Humboldt Voyage to the Equinoctial Regions
The latin word for cross, crux
, which gives us the name of the constellation, is also the root of such English words as crucial
, in the sense of central, or decisive
. The 'crux of the matter' is the point at which all considerations intersect. We can also find the same idea exhibited in the word crucible
, as a place of trying or testing. Hence, we see that the idea of the cross carries within it the implications of fixing, or determining, or testing
The emphasis is on the intensity or acuity of the trial; of the heat within the crucible, for example, or the torture of crucifixion; the underlying intention is to eradicate impurity, to ensure that only the essential remains. In the geometric metaphor, it is to exactly determine the co-ordinates at issue. These notions are all exhibited in the use of Crux to accurately fix the meridian at Rennes. One cannot help but marvel at the unanimity of symbolism on display.
As a place of trial or testing, the cross - crucifix or crux - has the same derivation as the word crucible
, in the sense of a vessel in which a substance is tried or tested. The same meaning readily applies to the use of the constellation Crux as meridian marker: it functions as a test or trial of direction or location, and serves to discard or eliminate that which is superfluous or unworthy, leaving only the purified, useful bearing
Just as the cult of the Black Madonna in France preceded the Christian era, so too did the symbolism inherent in the constellation of Crux. By the time of Christ's crucifixion, the story of the death of the solar hero, son of the Virgin, by testing on the cross, was at least one thousand years old. It had it's counterpart, in every detail, with the tasks performed by the meresman in the south of France in 1,088 B.C. The testing is the measuring; the cross is both Crux and the the cosmic cross of solstice and equinox lines
. In their ancient views, the Virgin was Isis and her son Horus.
These relations are depicted on both sky and ground
. As can be seen from star-charts, when Crux culminates on the horizon, Virgo is at the meridian on the ecliptic. This situation is also reflected on the grid-map at France. As Charpentier chows in The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral
, the constellation of Virgo may be traced in the countryside around Paris with the star positions marked by cathedrals dedicated to "Our Lady", Notre Dame
. This configuration on the ground is connected via the Paris Meridian, or grid-meridian of To-Mera
, to the Rennes complex, aligned with and made possible by the constellation Crux. See http://www.consciousevolution.com/Rennes/meridian.htm
As above, so below.
True TIME & SPACE is reflected in the Southern Cross - THE CRUX
The 4,000 year old meridian of the Crux has NEVER altered or changed course.
Fact is fact, and true history is reaity.