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Sirius - The Dog Star

As a child I was aware of a bright star in the sky; many clear summer nights I would lay out in the yard on the grass and stare up into the night sky with a childhood longing, for what I did not know. My fascination with this star followed me into adulthood when in 1986 I came across a book called, The Sirius Mystery, by Robert K.G. Temple.

Sirius, The Dog Star has been found in the writings and legends of many cultures long before we had the technology to discover it. The Egyptians associated the appearance of the Dog Star with the flooding of the fields and the birth of a new year. Later, the Greeks and Romans associated the Dog Star with Orion, The Hunter, and his two hunting dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor. The Greeks named the constellation Sirius, "the Scorcher" as they believed the Dog Star was responsible for the hot weather and listlessness that plagued them in the summer months.

According to the ancient Egyptians, Sirius is the celestial representation of the goddess Isis, sister & wife of Osiris. She was the most important goddess of all Egyptian mythology, and assumed the attributes and functions of virtually every other important goddess. Her most important functions were those of motherhood, marital duties, healing the sick, and the working of magical spells and charms. She was believed to be the most powerful magician in the universe, owing to the fact that she had learned the secret name of Ra from the god himself. Isis was responsible for helping Osiris to return to life; and for assisting her husband to rule in the Land of the Dead.

The knowledge of the Dogon of Mali, precedes the knowledge of the ancient Egyptians by hundreds of years. For thousands of years the Dogon have had an excellent understanding of the solar system, particularly the Sirius Star System. In addition to plotting the orbits of the stars circling Sirius, they also identified one of its companions-Sirius B-as being one of the densest and tiniest stars in our galaxy. The most notable aspect of their observations is that Sirius B is invisible to the unaided eye. A photo of this star was not obtainable until 1970.

The Sirius star system was suspected of having more than one star when in 1844 erratic movement of Sirius was noticed. The Dogon revealed their knowledge of the Sirius star system to French Anthropologists. Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, who worked among the Dogon from 1931 to 1952.

Dogon people have lived on the Bandiagra Plateau, about 300 miles south of Timbuktu, Mali from about the year 200 BCE. They claim to have received their culture from the Nommo, an amphibious race of space entities who come from the star system Sirius. The Dogon mythology is extremely complicated and detailed, their knowledge of the Sirius system and other cosmological data are implemented into their beliefs which are an integral part of their daily life.

The Dogon, say that the drawings on the walls of their cave showed them about certain beings who came to Earth a long time ago and information about where they came from. These drawings show a flying saucer coming out of the sky, and landing on three legs. Then it depicts the beings in the ship making a big hole in the ground, filling it with water, jumping out of the ship, and into the water, and finally coming up to the edge of the water. These beings looked very much like dolphins. Maybe they were dolphins, but it is not know for certain. They then started communicating, and described where they came from, and gave the Dogon tribe this information.

HUMAN TYPE C: Very little is known about these. They are supposedly highly evolved, spiritual type of great benevolence to earth humans. They are from Sirius and don't appear to be much involved with earth happenings at this time.

Points of interest:

  • The Dogon have know about the circulation of the blood in the body.
  • In our own culture, the Englishman William Harvey (1578-1657) discovered the circulation of the blood.
  • There appears to be a mysterious connection between the star Sirius and planet Earth. Sirius, and our own planet are gravitationally linked, even though an enormous distance separates them. They move through space spiralling around each other in a helix pattern that resembles, mathematically, the geometry of the DNA helix. Many ancient cultures marked the helical rising of Sirius ( when Sirius rises over the horizon just before the Sun) with great ceremony, and based their calendar year on it.
  • Sirius figures prominently in the Dogon myths. The tribe has a periodic Sirius festival called the "Segui" ceremony; each celebration lasts several years (the last was in 1968-72.) The interval between ceremonies may be forty, fifty or sixty years.
  • Through the carbon dating of old ritual masks researchers have established the antiquity of the Segui ceremonies. Such criteria suggest that these periodic festivals have been going on for at least 600 years and possibly much longer.
  • Astronomers Carl Sagan and Ian Ridpath, have suggested that the modern astronomical aspects of the complex Dogon mythology entered the lore only recently, probably shortly before the myths were written down in the 1930s. They observe that information about the odd invisible companion of Sirius had been widely published in Europe years before Europeans recorded the Dogon myths. As anthropologists have known for a long time, primitive tribes have a remarkable talent for absorbing interesting new stories into their traditional mythology.
  • Robert Temple produces evidence for the great antiquity of the Sirius cult. The number "fifty" has great significant in ancient myths. He points out that the Dogon myths also describe a third star (astronomers would call it "Sirius C"), as yet undiscovered. These same myths, Temple claims, identify a planet circling that star as the home of Nommo, an alien creature who founded the Dogon civilization.
  • Robert Temple, spent eight years studying the Dogon mythology, and is convinced that he can trace the Sirius-B information back to the Sumerians. This of course would destroy the modern influence explanation totally. So where does this leave the mysteries of Sirius? The antiquity of the Dogon astronomy is not so obvious as ancient astronaut enthusiasts claim but neither has it been disproved. Whatever their place in the search for extraterrestrial contact, the Dogon myths are certainly odd. The Stone Age storytellers speak by their campfires of other people on other planets and of other mysteries. Our mysteries may be different but our questions are the same and we are no wiser.

What are your thoughts on the subject?



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