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"Then a mighty strange thing happened.  Guess you could call it fate. You see, a gust of wind blew the picture frame down and it landed on the muckety-muck's head And the mice they all went crazy. For the first time they saw the lie.

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Astronomy is a Religion: Kepler Thought He Was A Prophet of God

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Circular logic and mathematical "proofs" are the new Ten Commandments of the modern religion we know of as Astronomy. The foundational ideas of this so-called science are in fact nothing but cleverly but illogical mathematically modeled myth. There are no actual experiments anyone could ever conduct to prove the metaphysical babel of these men. NASA and Disney/Hollywood studio film fare is offered as highly edited propaganda proof. Yet none of this very contrived product stands up to scrutiny. There are too many problems with the claims of government, the video and film evidence put forth to support these claims, and the fact that the underlying theories are nonsense backed with illogically applied mathematical models. Mathematical equations can be grammatically correct and still be fallacious. 

The Strong Division Between Mathematics, a Tool and Demonstrable Natural Principle Makes Sense

"Kepler lived in an era when there was no clear distinction between astronomy and astrology, but there was a strong division between astronomy (a branch of mathematics within the liberal arts) and physics (a branch of natural philosophy). Kepler also incorporated religious arguments and reasoning into his work, motivated by the religious conviction and belief that God had created the world according to an intelligible plan that is accessible through the natural light of reason Kepler described his new astronomy as "celestial physics", as "an excursion into Aristotle's Metaphysics", and as "a supplement to Aristotle's On the Heavens", transforming the ancient tradition of physical cosmology by treating astronomy as part of a universal mathematical physics."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler

Religious Mysticism Turns Logic On Its Head: Chaos From Order

Astronomy is not mathematics. The wikipedia entry claims otherwise. Math is a tool. Astronomy is the study of the motions of the celestial bodies. As we shall also learn, Astronomy was always mysticism and was never science. Kepler and Newton were not scientists at all and their work was never anything but very clever fantasy.

 

Mysterium Cosmographicum

"As he indicated in the title, Kepler thought he had revealed God's geometrical plan for the universe. Much of Kepler's enthusiasm for the Copernican system stemmed from his theological convictions about the connection between the physical and the spiritual; the universe itself was an image of God, with the Sun corresponding to the Father, the stellar sphere to the Son, and the intervening space between to the Holy Spirit."

2.1 Mysterium Cosmographicum

 

The Solution To The Heliocentric Revolution Part 2:

The World Does Not Work As Many of Us Have Been Raised From Birth To Believe 

The foundation of modern Cosmology or as we call it, Astronomy is a precarious mess. The Solar System model is flawed. The Orbital mechanics of Newton and Kepler rely on illogically premised mathematical formulations. The space programs of the world are the result of  Hollywood special effects. The world is run by international banking managers and governments do not work for any of us. Governments, the Military and the various forms of media exist to manage us, the mass public, So-called "Space Science" or Astronomy is a religion. It is not meant to make sense. This is one of the reasons why modern Astronomy is an obvious patchwork maze of contradictory ideas. All of the evidence that is claimed to support the modern Cosmological model is not what it seems, not at all. Astronomical data has long been filtered through one and only one set of ideas. No other explanations for the witnessed phenomena is ever considered. Natural phenomena that show the fallacy of the mainstream model, like the solar analemma and solstices are ignored in favor of a rigid adherence to the catechism of modern "space science". Future articles in this series will further develop and demonstrate these ideas. 

The modern astronomical model of the Universe is no longer the Sun centered Universe of the Religious Astronomers who were the Founding Fathers of the Heliocentric Faith.   

Most of us really believe that there are space probes heading towards the bounds of the solar system. Most think radio controlled rovers can crawl the surface of imaginary places like Mars. Despite the fact that around a hundred years ago amateur short wave radio enthusiasts were bouncing radio waves off the ionosphere and around the globe, people really believe that satellites are necessary and they do not see these constructs as the artifacts of the Cold War Atomic Bomb propaganda machine, they actually are.

Most of us think the International Space Station is real despite the fact that Hollywood has been faking "Zero-G" for years.

Space-X is so obviously fake it is not worth mentioning. Newton's orbital mechanics illogically balances a fixed velocity with a fixed constant rate of change in velocity which is of course demonstrably illogical. Gravity is demonstrably an accelerated phenomena. The use of the Gravitational Constant in the orbital mathematical formula is fallacious sleight of hand and not proof nor evidence of anything. What goes up comes back down. Demonstrable ballistic physics proves Newton wrong. (See article index for more.) The fact is Newton's orbital mechanics are based on the body in orbit possessing a fixed velocity and yet the Earth is considered to have an ever changing orbital velocity. There are many contradictions with the mainstream model. The history of science is the story of how subsequent "scientists" attempt to compensate for all the mistakes, resulting in the contradictory Cosmology of today. Modern Cosmology (astronomy) is a religion.

 

Astronomy is Astrology

Astronomy is the original word. The word Astrology comes about some 200 years later.

Political spinning apologetics and marketing sloganeering turn Astronomy into "Science" Early court astrologers were astronomers. The word was astronomy not astrology.

In other words Astronomers would attempt to predict the future using esoteric mathematics and the observations of the heavens run through a very biased filter of fantastic and illogical reasoning. The same Zodiac that is of interest to an astronomer is also of interest to an astronomer. Astrology is astronomy. "Natural Astrology" was devoted to modeling natural phenomena and "Judicial Astrology" was devoted to studying the influence the stars had over human affairs.

 

Astronomy: "c. 1200, "astronomy, astrology, scientific or occult study of heavenly bodies," from Old French astrenomie "astronomy, astrology," from Latin astronomia, from Greek astronomia, abstract noun from astronomos, literally "star-regulating," from astron "star" (see star (n.)) + nomos "arranging, regulating; rule, law" from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis). Perhaps originally with reference to mapping the constellations or movements of planets."

"In English, it is earlier than astrology and originally included the senses now distributed over both words; the gradual differentiation happened 16c.-17c. In Latin and later Greek, astronomia tended to be more scientific than astrologia."

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=astronomy

 

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"astrology (n.)  late 14c., "calculation and foretelling based on observation of heavenly bodies," from Latin astrologia "astronomy, the science of the heavenly bodies," from Greek astrologia "astronomy," literally "a telling of the stars," from astron "star" (see star (n.)) + -logia "treating of" (see -logy). "

"Originally identical with astronomy and including scientific observation and description. The special sense of "astronomy applied to prediction of events" was divided into natural astrology "the calculation and foretelling of natural phenomenon" (tides, eclipses, dates of Church festivals, etc.), and judicial astrology "the art of judging occult influences of stars and planets on human affairs." Differentiation between astrology and astronomy began late 1400s and by 17c. this word was limited to the sense of "reading influences of the stars and their effects on human destiny.
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http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=astrology&allowed_in_frame=0

 

Astronomy is not science. It is a fine example of a religion, however.

As it turns out Kepler was a deeply religious man and an imaginative author of fantasy. His is more than just a scientific bias. We have to remember that we have been told that Astronomy is science, we have not been shown that it is. NASA and all the other space programs of the world are the result of Hollywood production techniques and nothing more. It is a long standing international program that began in the mid 20th century, right after World War Two. International bankers manage the world and the governments work for them. There is no real evidence to support modern Cosmology. When we actually go back and read the source material we find out that we have not been told the entire story and that Kepler, Newton and the rest of the early astronomers are not as scientifically minded as we have been led to believe. In fact these men served Royal masters in the same way that court astrologers and mystics always had. Modern Astronomy is just rebranded and reimagined "astrology". In fact the original word is "astronomy" and not "astrology". 

When You Read The Word Astronomy: Think Mysticism, Mythology, Magic & Religion

ASTRONOMY IS NOT DEMONSTRABLE SCIENCE AT ALL

The founders of modern "space science" were astronomers (mystics)  who believed in unsubstantiated theories. Their ideas were not based on observation and Natural process. Their ideas were based on religious and Metaphysical assumptions with no basis in reality.

The Astronomers had to justify their positions and their wages. The nobility had to believe they needed these men to look to the skies and to tell them their future. The royalty who hired the Astronomers and mystics did so with an agenda of one kind or another. The fact is the Astronomers are just religious fanatics and they would be the Founding Fathers of a new Sun based religion. 

We have been indoctrinated into a world wide space cult by means of the power of the 20th and 21st century media. Modern Astronomy points optical and radio telescopes at ionized gas in the sky, Computers massage the data and apply it to the officially sanctioned model of the Cosmos and abracadabra, presto change-oh, new planets and black holes are magically discovered! 

Naturally occurring electrical activity produces light and radio waves.

Massaged radio noise is sold as echoes of the "Big Bang" which was a theory dreamt up by a Jesuit trained, Catholic Priest. This concept is another ad hoc explanation that was applied like a band aid on an already shoddy house of shattering glass cards.

Planetariums use the Earth centered The Ptolemaic Model to create the illusions of the heavens. All the supposed evidence to support  modern theories is just literal religious propaganda.

"As an indication of exactly how good the Ptolemaic model is, modern planetariums are built using gears and motors that essentially reproduce the Ptolemaic model for the appearance of the sky as viewed from a stationary Earth. In the planetarium projector, motors and gears provide uniform motion of the heavenly bodies. One motor moves the planet projector around in a big circle, which in this case is the deferent, and another gear or motor takes the place of the epicycle."   http://www.polaris.iastate.edu/EveningStar/Unit2/unit2_sub1.htm

 

Kepler's Dream Come True

Carl Sagan calls Kepler's work "Science Fiction". Science fiction suggest that there is a reality to the fictional musings. This is what religious apologetics or spin looks like, The story Kepler wrote is a fairytale. It is a fantasy and is aptly titled. "dream". " Fantasy Fiction"  is the correct term, Sagan get's an "F" for vocabulary use. He is a propagandist of course, so strap in because he is going to take us on a ride, he wants us all to believe the Earth is a space-ship!

The novel is titled "The Dream"!

"Somnium (Latin for "The Dream") is a novel written in 1608, in Latin, by Johannes Kepler. The narrative would not be published until 1634 by Kepler's son, Ludwig Kepler. In the narrative, an Icelandic boy and his witch mother learn of an island named Levania (our Moon) from a daemon (demon). Somnium presents a detailed imaginative description of how the Earth might look when viewed from the Moon, and is considered the first serious scientific treatise on lunar astronomy."

"Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov have referred to it as the first work of science fiction"

Somnium (novel) - Wikipedia

How can a work of fantasy be considered the "first serious treatise on lunar astronomy"?

Kepler's Dream Come True

"Done in 1609, Kepler's fakery is one of the earliest known examples of the use of false data by a giant of modern science".

''He fudged things,'' Dr. Donahue said, adding that Kepler was never challenged by a contemporary."

source: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/23/science/after-400-years-a-challenge-to-kepler-he-fabricated-his-data-scholar-says.html?pagewanted=all

"JOHANNES KEPLER, the father of modern astronomy, fabricated data in presenting his theory of how the planets move around the Sun, apparently to bolster acceptance of the insight by skeptics, a scholar has found. 

The scholar, William H. Donahue, said the evidence of Kepler's scientific fakery is contained in an elaborate chart he presented to support his theory. 

Kepler showed that the planets move in elliptical orbits rather than in circles as Copernicus suggested. In his book describing the insight, he said it was confirmed by independent calculations of the planets' positions. In fact, Dr. Donahue says, Kepler derived the data by calculations based on the theory itself. 

Kepler anticipated stiff criticism of his theory. From antiquity, the circle had been considered the only geometrical shape perfect enough to describe the movement of heavenly bodies. 

Done in 1609, Kepler's fakery is one of the earliest known examples of the use of false data by a giant of modern science. 

The discovery was made by Dr. Donahue, a science historian, while translating Kepler's master work, ''Astronomia Nova,'' or ''The New Astronomy,'' into English. Dr. Donahue, who lives in Sante Fe, N.M., described his discovery in a recent issue of The Journal of the History of Astronomy. 

The fabricated data appear in calculated positions for the planet Mars, which Kepler used as a case study for all planetary motion. Kepler claimed the calculations gave his elliptical theory an independent check. But in fact they did nothing of the kind. 

''He fudged things,'' Dr. Donahue said, adding that Kepler was never challenged by a contemporary."

After 400 Years, a Challenge to Kepler - He Fabricated His Data ...

 

The Art of Apologetics is alive and well. 

"Although the term 'apologetics' has Western, primarily Christian origins and is most frequently associated with the defense of Christianity, the term is sometimes used referring to the defense of any religion in formal debate involving religion."

Apologetics - Wikipedia

This attempted defense of Kepler simply reveals the truth. These people either do not hear how they sound, or are lying. If they believed what they are claiming, they are examples of people brainwashed by a cult. There is no actual defense of Kepler, these scientists agree with the premise that Kepler lied, they simply attempt to "spin" this fact. Of course this is a huge foundational problem, but NASA sent men to the Moon, it's in the history books after all. It's a shame too many of us believe in the Hollywood product sold as the space program. This is what modern religion looks like. Kepler's work is flawed and wrong just like Newton's is. Modern space science is about selling marketed ideas to the public and not about revealing or investigating the truth about the nature of our reality.

"Experts, nearly unanimous in defending the great astronomer, say Kepler's act may be less reprehensible than it seems. For instance, methods of investigation and reporting at the start of the scientific revolution were often quiet rudimentary. 

''Kepler was one of the people who invented modern science,'' said Walter W. Stewart, a researcher with the National Institutes of Health who is helping Congress investigate cases of scientific fraud. ''It's not clear his standards were the same as ours.'' 

Dr. Owen Gingerich, a professor of astronomy and science history at the center for astrophysics of the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., said Kepler's act, in its day, may simply have been a legitimate rhetorical flourish meant to persuade recalcitrant colleagues of the correctness of his insight. 

''Normally one would not expect there to be a rhetoric of science, or a political part of the presentation,'' Dr. Gingerich said. ''But in reality that element is very important.'' Kepler's proposal of elliptical orbits was ''a radical departure from anything before,'' he noted. ''You could hardly sell that without making it look like you'd done it with tremendous accuracy.'' "

After 400 Years, a Challenge to Kepler - He Fabricated His Data ...

 

"Modern astronomy owes much to "Mysterium Cosmographicum", despite flaws in its main thesis,"

Modern Astronomy is a Religion and the Huge Observatories are staring us at ionized gas. The Telescope has gone from Navigation tool to Religious Iconic Artifact.

Mysterium Cosmographicum

"As he indicated in the title, Kepler thought he had revealed God's geometrical plan for the universe. Much of Kepler's enthusiasm for the Copernican system stemmed from his theological convictions about the connection between the physical and the spiritual; the universe itself was an image of God, with the Sun corresponding to the Father, the stellar sphere to the Son, and the intervening space between to the Holy Spirit. His first manuscript of Mysterium contained an extensive chapter reconciling heliocentrism with biblical passages that seemed to support geocentrism."

"Kepler's first major astronomical work, Mysterium Cosmographicum (The Cosmographic Mystery) [1596], was the first published defense of the Copernican system. Kepler claimed to have had an epiphany on July 19, 1595, while teaching in Graz, demonstrating the periodic conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the zodiac: he realized that regular polygons bound one inscribed and one circumscribed circle at definite ratios, which, he reasoned, might be the geometrical basis of the universe. After failing to find a unique arrangement of polygons that fit known astronomical observations (even with extra planets added to the system), Kepler began experimenting with 3-dimensional polyhedra. He found that each of the five Platonic solids could be inscribed and circumscribed by spherical orbs; nesting these solids, each encased in a sphere, within one another would produce six layers, corresponding to the six known planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. By ordering the solids selectively—octahedron, icosahedron, dodecahedron, tetrahedron, cube—Kepler found that the spheres could be placed at intervals corresponding to the relative sizes of each planet's path, assuming the planets circle the Sun. Kepler also found a formula relating the size of each planet's orb to the length of its orbital period: from inner to outer planets, the ratio of increase in orbital period is twice the difference in orb radius. However, Kepler later rejected this formula, because it was not precise enough."

Cosmos: "Kepler's Persecution"

"Though the details would be modified in light of his later work, Kepler never relinquished the Platonist polyhedral-spherist cosmology of Mysterium Cosmographicum. His subsequent main astronomical works were in some sense only further developments of it, concerned with finding more precise inner and outer dimensions for the spheres by calculating the eccentricities of the planetary orbits within it. In 1621, Kepler published an expanded second edition of Mysterium, half as long again as the first, detailing in footnotes the corrections and improvements he had achieved in the 25 years since its first publication. 

"In terms of the impact of Mysterium, it can be seen as an important first step in modernizing the theory proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus in his "De Revolutionibus orbium coelestium". Whilst Copernicus sought to advance a heliocentric system in this book, he resorted to Ptolemaic devices (viz., epicycles and eccentric circles) in order to explain the change in planets' orbital speed, and also continued to use as a point of reference the center of the earth's orbit rather than that of the sun "as an aid to calculation and in order not to confuse the reader by diverging too much from Ptolemy." Modern astronomy owes much to "Mysterium Cosmographicum", despite flaws in its main thesis, "since it represents the first step in cleansing the Copernican system of the remnants of the Ptolemaic theory still clinging to it." "

2.1 Mysterium Cosmographicum

"Kepler's Laws"

CarL Sagan is a 20th Century High Priest of a Religion. He is a screen and filter. He defines the bounds of reason for you.

Kepler would think the modern patchwork Cosmos insane. He would have thought Carl Sagan was nuts. Sagan was a Big Bang inflation balloon kind of guy. I'm not sure Sagan publicly held as religious views about the Sun as Kepler did, Carl is silent as this would undercut his entire presentation. This man was a television propagandist. He was also an author. He crafts the bounds of the imagination of the mass public. The public is encouraged to parrot and echo these ideas. This man was the late 20th century version of the Richard Feynman and all the rest of the con artists.

Kepler believed the Sun was the Father, as in the center of all existence, He believed it was the center and source of the Universe. Carl filters this information out. See how the media works to screen reality and present a distorted view to us?

Kepler’s work is actually more complicated than that of Ptolemy. So was Tycho Brahe’s work. These men were mystics, the word Astronomer was the original word, existing some 200 years before the subsequent word, "astrology". Get it? They were not what we think they were. Their profession was not science even though they had knowledge of  mathematics. Sky watchers did not need Kepler’s laws prior to Kepler’s imaginings and we do not need them now. There are no such things as the “Laws of Nature”. NASA is a photographic cartoon studio. The model of Ptolemy is used today as the basis for the projection systems used in planetariums. Mainstream Astronomy is modern mythology. It really is a religion. Astrology is Astronomy. Both use complex mathematical models to predict the future in one way or another.

MysteriumMusings

"Following the publication of Mysterium and with the blessing of the Graz school inspectors, Kepler began an ambitious program to extend and elaborate his work. He planned four additional books: one on the stationary aspects of the universe (the Sun and the fixed stars); one on the planets and their motions; one on the physical nature of planets and the formation of geographical features (focused especially on Earth); and one on the effects of the heavens on the Earth, to include atmospheric optics, meteorology, and astrology. 

He also sought the opinions of many of the astronomers to whom he had sent Mysterium, among them Reimarus Ursus (Nicolaus Reimers Bär)—the imperial mathematician to Rudolph II and a bitter rival of Tycho Brahe. Ursus did not reply directly, but republished Kepler's flattering letter to pursue his priority dispute over (what is now called) the Tychonic system with Tycho. Despite this black mark, Tycho also began corresponding with Kepler, starting with a harsh but legitimate critique of Kepler's system; among a host of objections, Tycho took issue with the use of inaccurate numerical data taken from Copernicus. Through their letters, Tycho and Kepler discussed a broad range of astronomical problems, dwelling on lunar phenomena and Copernican theory (particularly its theological viability). But without the significantly more accurate data of Tycho's observatory, Kepler had no way to address many of these issues

Instead, he turned his attention to chronology and "harmony," the numerological relationships among music, mathematics and the physical world, and their astrological consequences. By assuming the Earth to possess a soul (a property he would later invoke to explain how the sun causes the motion of planets), he established a speculative system connecting astrological aspects and astronomical distances to weather and other earthly phenomena. By 1599, however, he again felt his work limited by the inaccuracy of available data—just as growing religious tension was also threatening his continued employment in Graz. In December of that year, Tycho invited Kepler to visit him in Prague; on January 1, 1600 (before he even received the invitation), Kepler set off in the hopes that Tycho's patronage could solve his philosophical problems as well as his social and financial ones."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler

"Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov have referred to it (Kepler's Somnium) as the first work of science fiction"

Somnium (novel) - Wikipedia

Kepler's "Laws" Are Nonsense. The Term "Law" is Propaganda Jargon

Laws are artificial rules of behavior we force onto ourselves and others. Natural phenomena is. We can describe the phenomena but our descriptions are models not laws. The use of the term law is to reinforce the legitimacy of what are obviously fallacious ideas. Much is made of Kepler's claim that his model was simpler than that of Ptolemy, yet the modern cosmological model is a contradictory patchwork mess. Kepler would think Carl Sagan insane. The Big Bang and Black Hole Universe of the late 20th Century is not the Sun based Religious vision of  Kepler. Kepler's orbital mechanics are complex nonsense and are more complex than the Ptolemaic model which is still used today as the basis for the design of the projectors used in stellar planetariums.

One of the next articles in this series will cover the specific flaws and fallacies with Kepler's Orbital mechanics. The article index and menu bar contain links to other articles about this subject.

Orbital Mechanics Are Nonsense And Logically Fallacious

Please notice Carl Sagan is an apologist and propagandist. He is selling obvious illogically premised fantasy as science. We have been so indoctrinated by photographic Disney cartoons and the rest of the Hollywood productions sold as reality, that too many of us still believe in what is obviously contradictory nonsense. What goes up comes back down, basic demonstrable ballistic physics proves Newton's mathematical musings nonsense as does common sense. A fixed velocity can never balance with an ever increasing one. Orbital mechanics relies on us ignoring this fact. Please notice too that Sagan not only glosses over Kepler's mistakes he also fails to mention the fact that the model he is demonstrating has the planets speeding up and slowing down in their orbits which contradicts the premise of the fixed velocity of the orbital velocity formula, The formula is v = the square root of the Gravitational Constant times mass dived by radius. The value for "v" is meant to be fixed and unchanging. This contradicts the idea that a planet can speed up and slow down its orbital velocity. We have to accept magical reasoning. Gravity a mysterious force that can magically do whatever it needs to. It also is never defined by "science". We can only demonstrate that an apple accelerates as it is drawn towards the center of the Earth, Newton and company would have us accept ideas that they never did an experiment to demonstrate. It's not like students can replicate Newton's Cannon Thought Experiment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_mechanics#History

Kepler's Laws

"JOHANNES KEPLER, the father of modern astronomy, fabricated data in presenting his theory of how the planets move around the Sun, apparently to bolster acceptance of the insight by skeptics, a scholar has found." 

"Done in 1609, Kepler's fakery is one of the earliest known examples of the use of false data by a giant of modern science".

''He fudged things,'' Dr. Donahue said, adding that Kepler was never challenged by a contemporary."

source: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/23/science/after-400-years-a-challenge-to-kepler-he-fabricated-his-data-scholar-says.html?pagewanted=all

How can a work of fantasy be considered the "first serious treatise on lunar astronomy"?

Somnium (Latin for "The Dream")

"The story begins with Kepler reading about a skillful magician named Libussa. He falls asleep while reading about her. He recounts a strange dream he had from reading that book. The dream begins with Kepler reading a book about Duracotus, an Icelandic boy who is 14 years old. Duracotus' mother, Fiolxhilde, makes a living selling bags of herbs and cloth with strange markings on them. Duracotus is sold by Fiolxhilde to a skipper after cutting into one of these bags and ruining her sale. He travels with the skipper for a while until a letter is to be delivered to Tycho Brahe on the island of Hven (now Ven, Sweden). Since Duracotus is made seasick by the trip there, the skipper leaves Duracotus to deliver the letter and stay with Tycho.

Tycho asks his students to teach Duracotus Danish so they can talk. Along with learning Danish, Duracotus learns of astronomy from Tycho and his students. Duracotus is fascinated with astronomy and enjoys the time they spend looking at the night sky. Duracotus spends several years with Tycho before returning home to Iceland.

Upon his return to Iceland, Duracotus finds his mother still alive. She is overjoyed to learn that he is well studied in astronomy as she too possesses knowledge of astronomy. One day, Fiolxhilde reveals to Duracotus how she learned of the heavens. She tells him about the daemons she can summon. These daemons can move her anywhere on Earth in an instant. If the place is too far away for them to take her, they describe it in great detail. She then summons her favorite daemon to speak with them.

The summoned daemon tells them, "Fifty thousand miles up in the Aether lies the island of Levania." which is Earth's moon.[2] According to the daemon, there is a pathway between the island of Levania and Earth. When the pathway is open, daemons can take humans to the island in four hours. The journey is a shock to humans, so they are sedated for the trip. Extreme cold is also a concern on the trip, but the daemons use their powers to ward it off. Another concern is the air, so humans have to have damp sponges placed in their nostrils in order to breathe. The trip is made with the daemons pushing the humans toward Levania with great force. At the Lagrangian point between the Earth and the Moon,[3] the daemons have to slow the humans down lest they hurtle with great force into the Moon.

After describing the trip to Levania, the daemon notes that daemons are overpowered by the Sun. They dwell in the shadows of the Earth, called Volva by the inhabitants of Levania. The daemons can rush to Volva during a solar eclipse, otherwise they remain hidden in shadows on Levania.

After the daemon describes other daemons' behavior, she goes on to describe Levania. Levania is divided into two hemispheres called Privolva and Subvolva. The two hemispheres are divided by the divisor. Privolva never sees Earth (Volva), Subvolva sees Volva as their moon. Volva goes throughout the same phases as the actual Moon.

The daemon continues the descriptions of Subvolva and Privolva. Some of these details are scientific in nature such as: how eclipses would look from the Moon, the size of the planets varying in size due to the Moon's distance from the Earth, an idea about the size of the Moon and more. Some details of Levania are science fiction such as: descriptions of the creatures that inhabit Subvolva and Privolva, plant growth on each side, and the life and death cycle of Levania.

The dream is cut short in the middle of the description of the creatures of Privolva. Kepler wakes up from the dream because of a storm outside. He then realizes that his head is covered and he is wrapped in blankets just like the characters in his story."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnium_(novel)

 

"The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both the square and compasses are architect's tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons. Some Lodges and rituals explain these symbols as lessons in conduct: for example, Duncan's Masonic Monitor of 1866 explains them as: "The square, to square our actions; The compasses, to circumscribe and keep us within bounds with all mankind".[1] However, as Freemasonry is non-dogmatic, there is no general interpretation for these symbols (or any Masonic symbol) that is used by Freemasonry as a whole."

Square and Compasses - Wikipedia

Carl Sagan: 20th Century False Choice Fear Propagandist

Newspaper Zodiac Astrology vs His Version of "Science" Both lead to states of stupefied reasoning.

Sagan insists on promoting the fallacious idea that "we" are explorers who have a natural drive to do so and that we will end up colonizing the stars. He sells the fantastic future of a Star Trek like galaxy of hope along side heavy doses of Atomic Age Rocket fear. This is what religions do. He ignores the real history of manipulated and forced (slavery) immigration in favor of religious catechism.

"WE"

Carl Sagan invokes the all powerful "We" incantation. This has mesmerized audiences for centuries.

"10 Times Carl Sagan Blew Our Minds"

"We" Will Never Visit Outer Space

Carl Sagan makes many claims he cannot logically support. His is the work of a propagandist. We are supposed to be impressed by empty appeals to his media promoted and University graded and conditioned authority. His ideas are circularly reasoned and are nothing but the fallacy based mythology of modern culture. Outer Space is not a real place. If it were, you could wait on a line for an x-ray body scan before your flight to the Hilton Hotel Space Station. Some 50 years after the first airplane flight we could fly to Rome. Some 50 years after the News showed the NASA Apollo 11 Moon Landing, we still can't take a ride into even low Earth orbit. Only the precious few can go to that film set. The rest of us are left behind.

"We the People" is a marketing slogan and magical spell invoked by propagandists for centuries.

The governments of the world need people like Mr. Sagan to promote tall tales of fictional military might and all sorts of other unverifiable claims, so we continue to believe that we need governmental protection from unreal existential threats and we need governmental aid in fixing all the perceived problems of the world. We have to believe we need to continue to pay taxes for it all. Government does not work for us, we serve it. This is why the people of the world are continually subjected to a multimedia propaganda blitz. Communications systems primarily exist to act as medium of and for governmental authority. The world is a lot safer and the governments a lot weaker than they need or want any of us to realize. We do not need all the artificial layers of external authority known as government. This is why people like Mr. Sagan have long been employed to publish essays and to go out and give public talks. The news media just amplifies this power. Social media of today is the new television, and the new pubic forum for the same old propaganda tactics and strategies. These people all liberally mix some small doses of truth with a whole lot of fiction. The purpose of it all is to define our thoughts and imagination for us. The talking head pundit is meant to act like a social shepherd who will define the bounds of reason for us.