The Paths to
Our Universe, Past and Present
Annis Pepion Scott
There are many paths to discovering the nature of our universe.
Established members of the EU, Dave Talbott, Wal Thornhill, Don Scott, Ev
Cochrane and Dwardu Cardona have been focusing on different aspects of the
nature of the world that surrounds us, and yet what they have to offer
interconnects in an intriguing way. Those interested in the EU who specialize
in the areas of planetary history, mythology, electricity, plasma, geology,
archeology, and prehistoric man, often have hypotheses that interconnect and
support each other, thus suggesting a history and a present day understanding
of, our universe that is revolutionary and compelling.
myths and pictographs of antiquity clearly show that, at one time, our eyes saw
a vastly different sky from the one astronomers view in their instruments today.
Early man built temples to the heavenly figures that he worshipped as gods.
As Wal Thornhill has stated, today’s narrowly compartmentalized specialists have
a form of tunnel vision because they are not trained to see any relevance of
other fields than their own, or merely refer to observations no more than a few
years old. Don Scott has observed that most astrophysicists education stopped
with Einsteinian gravity and have little or no knowledge of electrical science,
and thus come up with convoluted explanations for phenomena they don’t
understand ie: Black Holes, Dark Energy, String Theory and the Big Bang.
Some mythologists postulate that there is evidence in ancient lore to connect
the scarred warrior hero of legend with the god Mars. Yet the planet we know as
Mars is only a tiny speck in the sky today; and its deep, 2,400 mile-long canyon
(scar), Valles Marineris, cannot be seen from Earth without a powerful
hypothesis and the reason for it that proved to be real was Thornhill’s prophesy
that, if a comet were to be impacted by a block of copper as NASA announced it
proposed to do, a powerful electrical discharge would occur shortly before
impact. Although NASA never predicted such a possibility, this is exactly
what happened. Since that event, Thornhill’s explanation of the electrical
discharge has been either ignored or denigrated, most likely because those in
the astrophysical world have developed a collective mindset against any sort of
electrical causality in the cosmos.
An excellent resource of information about the Electric Universe is the web site
Thunderbolts Picture of
the Day, headed by the
industrious EU scholar and managing editor, Stephen Smith.
Prehistoric man was also fascinated by our universe as are Scott and Thornhill
today, but often
what ancients chose to depict has little bearing on what we see in the
cosmos. Talbott notes that pictographs show what is commonly considered
to be the sun as a huge disc with a smaller one in the center, often with rays
flowing out of it, with a third darker circle superimposed in the center. Our
sun looks nothing like that. In many different cultures we see the symbol of a
crescent with a star at its center. How could this be when there is no star or
planet closer to earth than our moon to form such a configuration? And most
importantly, why do so many disparate and far flung ancient cultures, peoples
who could never have been in contact with one another, such as the Sumerians,
Egyptians, Chinese, Native American Indians, Mayans, Babylonians, Australian
Aboriginals, and many others, all tell the same story and draw similar
Talbott offers that this can only mean that the axis of Earth was directed along
a line running through the collinear system. When the earliest religious texts
and mythical sources are permitted to speak for themselves, this is precisely
the arrangement they describe. What the ancients were seeing when they depicted
the Sun as three concentric discs was a different alignment of planets from what
we see in the sky today. They suggest that at one time Earth was in a polar
alignment - an alignment Talbott, Cochrane and Cardona theorize as having been
with Saturn, Venus and Mars; - the large outer disc in the pictographs being
Saturn, the next inner disc representing Venus (often with rays emanating from
it) and the center dark or red disc being Mars. The view of a crescent with a
star-like body at its center is impossible if our moon were the crescent.
However, it would indeed be the scene viewed from Earth in its polar alignment
if the crescent were Saturn, somewhat illuminated by the Sun, and the star-like
object, Mars superimposed upon Venus.
Interdisciplinary physicist Wal Thornhill ventures that, at one time, Earth may
have been within the protective aura of a cool brown dwarf star, the
proto-Saturn, which provided an ideal atmosphere for life on Earth. Given this
configuration, Earth would have been bathed in Saturn's constant beneficent glow
with no difference between day and night and a continual benign single season.
This would have been the time "before time" that Dave Talbott theorizes was the
"Golden Age", "Age of Perfect Virtue", or "Garden of Eden", depicted in one way
or another in all diverse myths and religions.
A group of astronomers, physicists, electrical engineers, and experts in the
field of ancient mythology have begun to challenge some of the generally
accepted hypotheses of the history of our solar system and conventional theories
of cosmology and agree that our solar system has had a catastrophic past. A
common theme in the myths and religions of many distantly separated cultures is
of a Doomsday that brought the Golden Age to an end. Could it be that a
disturbance in the Saturn polar alignment was the Doomsday these cultures each
independently remembered? The exact cause of the eventual breakup of the polar
alignment is a mystery. It may have been the result of a close pass-by of an
asteroid or comet. Perhaps an inherent instability of the alignment resulted in
its natural dissolution. Whatever the cause of the breakup, we know the final
result is what we see today - the placid, almost circular, well separated orbits
of our present solar system. Dwardu Cardona hypothesizes that what became known
as the “Creation” did not proceed out of nothing, but out of a pre-existing
chaotic substance that was, among other things, understood as a celestial ocean
circumscribing the sub-brown dwarf star that emitted the radiating light that
went down into mytho-history as Day One.
there is strong evidence that gravity and mass itself is dependent on electrical
Another question that relates to the enigma of how Earth is different today
from ancient times is the size of the giant dinosaurs. Given what we now know
about mass to muscle ratio, there is no way those huge beasts could have held
their heads up, much less walked, in the gravity that we have at present. Could
a different planetary arrangement and/or electrical charge on Earth have
provided the decreased gravity that allowed these giants to stand up and walk?
Although there are questions about the Earth's gravity at the time of the
dinosaurs, it is widely acknowledged that their rapid demise was caused by a
catastrophe. Somehow, our gravity and our environment have changed, probably
abruptly, and perhaps repeatedly. It is well known that there is a universal
memory of Doomsday type catastrophes from age-old tales of floods, fearsome
thunderbolts in the sky, and an age of darkness that descended upon the earth.
The question is, how did these catastrophes come about? Certainly for the
planets to change their alignments and gravity, cataclysms of gigantic
proportions must have occurred. Islands in the arctic that consist more of
shattered bones than of earth, ancient cities submerged in the oceans, seashell
fossils on mountain tops, and behemoths found flash frozen in the arctic with
palm fronds in their stomachs, are evidence of such violent events.
on Mars may well have been made by an electrical discharge, and that the Grand
Canyon in Arizona could have been formed in the same manner. The origin of the
Grand Canyon has long been in controversy, and geologists are presently
rethinking their long-held theories in this area. Those in the EU ask: if the
canyon were caused by a river, where is the delta (the debris) and why are the
so-called tributaries perpendicular rather than at an angle as is typical of
river tributaries? From the air, the Grand Canyon resembles a Lichtenberg
Pattern - a pattern that is carved in a golf green when the pole is hit by
The Grand Canyon seen from space. A
Lichtenberg Pattern on a golf green.
Thornhill points out in his work, "The Electric Universe", that plasma
pervades the solar system and arcing will occur when and if charged bodies
interact electrically. He proposes that it is just such arcing that has caused
craters on the planets, asteroids and moons - even on Earth. He postulates that
pictures of craters coming back from our space probes do not show a shape
consistent with either the impact or volcanic models. Almost every crater we
observe is round and not elliptical as many of them would be if made by meteors
coming in at an angle. They have flat bottoms often with conical central cones.
The strata of the central peaks are undisturbed in many so-called impact
craters, and their walls are terraced. Secondary craters form on the rims of
Why did the ancients depict Venus as a fiery dragon or a goddess
with flowing hair, when that planet is merely a bright dot in the sky today? An
why do depictions of an ancient dragon in Chinese antiquity often include a
Petroglyphs showing ladder formations and tales of a "Ladder to Heaven" or
Jacob's Ladder might well be based on sightings of Birkeland currents and plasma
instabilities such as those Tony Peratt has seen in his plasma laboratories at
astronomers to pronounce the existence of such counterintuitive
notions as the Big Bang, missing matter, black holes, neutron stars, dark
energy, and expanding curved space. Dozens of Arp's photographs provide strong
evidence that the "redshift equals distance" assumption is wrong.
theorized, based not only on his own photographs but also on images being taken
by X-ray satellite telescopes such as Rosat, that there is an evolutionary
process of galaxy birth and maturation. Young objects are born from the active
nuclei (AGN's) of parent galaxies.
These youngsters are called quasars QSOs or BL Lac objects. They are often
ejected symmetrically from the parent galaxy along its semi-major axis
(perpendicular to the plane of the parent). This ejection process is strongly
supported by the Electric/Plasma Universe theory of Thornhill, Scott, and
Peratt. (This is illustrated on the left.)