The world’s oldest computer…was an astrological device. It was discovered by Greek sponge divers over a century ago and now resides in a museum in Athens.
Why this should be of any use or interest to us now is clear when we realize that we are currently in the midst of horrific battles and genocide not only dealing with the Middle East but between the abuse of and proper dissemination of knowledge worldwide. But then again, this has been going on since the dawn of recorded time. What computers and warfare have to do with one another is almost so obvious by now that I hesitated to explain.
Before modern day digital clocks, calculators, telescopes, transportation, or the plethora of double-dealing data-distributing and data-mining mechanisms that have been developed over the past century, there existed a particular tool that most people are unfamiliar with because so much is edited out, jumbled up and watered down from the combination of our religious and scientific texts, as well as news broadcasts. No wonder we’ve had more questions than answers about our place in the scheme of things, limited to the bias and filtering of those who taught us as a society what to believe and who to obey. We can try to blame this on Mercury who’s always got a trick up his sleeve, but it won’t solve our puzzles.
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer that was found on a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1900, and estimated to have been dated between 150 to 100 BC. With its lower back dial of 223 divisions and a dial displaying the 54 year Triple Saros (aka Exeligmos Cycle), this piece of equipment was obviously designed to predict eclipses and demonstrates astronomical positioning, possibly aligned with Babylonian astrology. Housed in a wooden box and comprised of bronze gears, the antikythera is not only guessed to be world’s oldest known computer but the oldest identified scientific device to date.
In 1900 when this device was first retrieved, Jupiter was in truth seeking Sagittarius. Jupiter there is noted for wild inventions and especially discoveries, sometimes connected with electronics (“first time” inventions are more Uranus’s domain). In 1888 Jupiter was in Sagittarius and Nikola Tesla designed the first modern practical system of generating and transmitting alternating currents for electric power. When the antikythera device was found and first studied Neptune and Pluto were both in Gemini. Great minds like Einstein’s were busy at work and explaining away their finds. The gathering and extensive categorization of knowledge and discovery was at a peak but many wars were yet again broiling underneath the surface of a civilization on the brink of both revolutionary technologies and complete devastation, set up as a distraction against true liberation.
The Second Boer war, the war between America and the Philipines, the war of the Golden Stool between the UK and Ashanti Empire took place the same year the astronomical device was found. All these and Earl Balfour’s plot for ethnic cleaning preceded the Halocaust and World War II. During the Halocaust and war, books were burned in town squares by the orders of Hitler, just as holy cities and libraries were desicrated over the milennia by Crusaders. Now over a century later, we’re dealing with the same phenomenon, convinced that we are somehow more advanced than our ancestors were in interpreting the weather, stars, and each other. We’ve received threats to every aspect of our privacy and personal freedom through the use of social media, including television, cell phones and the use of credit cards.
Situations like these go to show that modern advancement is a double-edged duality-generating sword and always has been. The world’s first war may have occurred the moment we perceived ourselves or were perceived as separate from our Source. I’ll leave the hypotheses up to the experts for now.
Astrology Predates Other Methods of “Telling Time”
Astrological devices have been found all over the world in the form of stone megaliths that are now considered to be sacred sites, such as the spectacular circle of Stonehenge where people gather every Summer Solstice to watch a sunrise perfectly aligned over the stones. How can we just casually brush off the antikythera device as simply a strange tool that our ancestors may have been brilliant enough to devise, when there are very few if any ancient objects we have found in comparison, save a few bronze disks with astrological glyphs engraved upon them?
Part of the planet’s evolutionary process of awakening to greater realities right now that pierce through the barriers between race, gender, and religion relate to the shift into the Age of Aquarius, the shifting of the earth’s poles, and the paradigm shift that we are believed to have made in 2012. We can speculate that Mayans and Egyptians were just super intelligent people or had wild visions due to ingesting psychotropic substances, which gave rise to their numerous pyramidal creations and amazingly accurate mathematical systems, not to mention their awareness of the positioning of stars and planets that were not even visible from Earth, and still aren’t without telescopes. But chalking it up to smarts or drugs is taking the easy way out.
Through it all, astrology in general is becoming more recognized and respected as a legitimate psychology-enhancing tool, with a slightly scientific bent. Finally, it has become widely embraced as not just some bohemian pastime, but as the cosmic compass it was meant to be for humanity and other sentient beings, even by those we wouldn’t normally associate with this field of interest. President Reagan was said to rely on astrology to aid in political decision making (probably our current politicians too), and Hitler made use of it for nefarious ends. MP David Tredinnick acknowledges astrology as a tool for gleaning health insights. I would venture to say that astrology, rather than merely an entertaining or predictive tool could serve as a solution for us to live more peacefully, with tolerance for our differences, and to make wiser choices in time for specific activities and non-activities.
The Bending of Time
Following the British Calendar Act of 1751, Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752 – the same calendar that was passed on to us. On the evening of September 2nd that year, Britain and its American colonies went to sleep and awoke the next morning, which in some roundabout way had become the 14th. If time can be manipulated in that way, what is it that actually makes us feel bound to its rules?
Why has everything become so predictable, our genocides and mass destruction included? Have we forgotten to look at nature’s patterns, the stars’ patterns, and life’s patterns with curiosity, appreciation, and fresh eyes?
The Mayan year on the 26th started us off with a highly charged New Moon in Leo and with it many Jupiterian surprise. Jupiter deals with expansion, the seeking of truth, higher learning, grand opportunities and stretches in philosophy. Jupiter in Leo will be seen and heard loudly in its approaching trine to Uranus in Aries, along with Saturn entering Sagittarius later this year into next which will probably bring us more awkward moments and terrific questions relative to our relationship with the stars and the Universe that just won’t leave us alone. This could be akin to a massive identity crisis for humanity as a whole. The Antikythera device is not anything new, but it might serve as a symbol of similar discoveries and quests yet to be made in the months ahead.