Re: Mercury Error
Aug 31, 2006 06:01 AM
by Mark Jaqua
Re: Mecury Error
I said that Mercury always keeps the
same face to the sun, which is wrong.
They thought this was true until 1965
when it was discovered that Mercury
rotated once every about 59 days, or
just about 2/3s of its revolution period
of 88 days.
Our moon of course always keeps
the same face to the earth. In Theosophy
the Moon is held to be a dead planet or
shell of a former planet from a previous
manvantara, and also that we are eventually
absorbing it, or receive mostly nasty
emanations of some sort (I think Gurdjieff
says this too for some reason.) There's
some supporting evidence for this in
that the moon's side facing the earth
is much smoother and eroded-appearing
than the far side, which has much
rougher terrain, mountain peaks, etc.
- jake j.
Ancient and Modern Physics
<For people interested in science, one
theosophist has a little book online with an
<unusual science paradigm - "Ancient & Modern
Physcis," Thomas W. Willson, gutenberg
<ebook no. 10773. He was the "information-guy"
and librarian for a newspaper for about 30 years.
>The copy of I have was a gift by Canadian Roy
Mitchell to someone, (Mitchell's "The Exile of
>the Soul" is a great book) so he must have
thought highly of it. It was originally serialized
in "The Canadian Theosophist," and then
>published by the Blavatsky Institute in 1926.
> One thing I remember about it is that
>Willson has some explanation for the reason
that some moons and planets (Mercury and
>our Moon) always keep the same face to the
>body they are orbiting. It seems about
impossible that this would be so without some
>force holding them in place, as just the
smallest amount of random rotation would
>give them Some relative spin at least, if even
once every year or a 100 years, but they don't
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