Copyright 2005 Jay Weidner
"The age of iron has no other
seal than that of Death. Its hieroglyph is the skeleton, bearing
the attributes of Saturn: the empty hourglass, symbol of time
run out …"
inspiration for this essay comes from my almost nineteen
years of research into the Great Cross
of Hendaye and the French alchemist Fulcanelli. The unknown,
anonymous, alchemist Fulcanelli in his masterpiece The
Mysteries of the Cathedrals first brought the cross
at Hendaye, France to the world’s attention. While
the details of this research can be found in other articles
written by myself (at jayweidner.com) and in the two books
I co-authored (A Monument to the End of Time: Alchemy,
Fulcanelli and the Great Cross and Mysteries of
the great Cross of Hendaye: Alchemy at the End of Time) it can be
stated that the Great Cross at Hendaye appears to be describing
not only the end of the great four ages of the Hindu Yuga
system but also the four ages of alchemical chronological
time keeping. According to the cross at Hendaye the Iron
Age, or the Kali Yuga, will be coming to an end with the
galactic alignment on the winter solstice of December 21st
Illustration A: The Mysterious Cross of Hendaye
According to the mythology of the Yuga system there are
four ages of life and time on our planet. It is important
to remember that there are many cycles within cycles in
the Hindu Yuga system so the years mentioned next may have
to do with a larger cycle than the one addressed in this
article. Perhaps the huge number of years referred to below
is the cycle of the solar system as it circles another
star or perhaps it is a portion of the great cycle of one
revolution around the galactic center.
The first age is the Satya Yuga or the Golden
Age according to Fulcanelli. The Hindu texts tell us that
this age lasts 1,728,000 years. This is an age of extreme
splendour when the beings on our planet appear to live
much longer than they do now. In this age there are no
wars, famines strife or evil.
The second age is called the Treta Yuga,
or the Silver age. As in the second law of thermodynamics,
or entropy, things begin to slip in this age and the beings
on Earth begin to deteriorate. This slippage, at least
during this second age is the beginning of corruption and
evil is introduced into the planetary sphere. This age
lasts 1,296,000 years according to the Vedic texts of India.
third age of this cycle is called the Dvapara Age, or
the Bronze Age. This is the beginning of
the ‘fall’ of humanity. In this age corruption
comes on more fully, evil begins to spread and things start
to fall into disharmony. This age lasts 864,000 years.
The last age is called the Kali Yuga, or
the Iron Age. This age is the age we are in right now.
Evil and corruption become the driving force as greed,
wars, famine and disease spread across the planet like
a tidal wave of death and destruction. This age lasts,
according to the Hindu texts for 432,000 years. (For more
information see also Tolkien
at the End of Time: Alchemical Secrets of the Lord of the
Rings by Jay Weidner and Sharron
Rose at jayweidner.com, or see Reflections
on the Cycle of the Great Yuga by Sharron Rose at sharronrose.com).
What is important to understand while discussing
these huge numbers found in the Hindu texts is that they
are describing the four ages within a context of understanding
that each successive age is shorter than the previous age.
The Satya Yuga, or the Golden Age, is one quarter longer
than the Treta Yuga, or the Silver Age. The Treta Yuga
is one quarter longer than the Dvapara Yuga, or the Bronze
Age. Understanding these differences in the lengths of
the ages becomes important to the following discussion.
to Fulcanelli and the cross at Hendaye, the alchemical
Four Ages comprise the four quadrants
of a 25,920 yearlong cycle called the precession of the
equinoxes. Essentially, the precession of the equinoxes
can be explained by the fact that our Earth has a wobble.
Like a top spinning on the floor, as it begins to lose
momentum this wobble of the earth takes nearly 26,000 years
to unfold. The strange engraving of the four ‘A’s’ (see
illustration A) on the cross of Hendaye is a "hieroglyph
of the universe", according to Fulcanelli. It is "comprised
of the conventional signs of heaven and earth, the spiritual
and the temporal, the macrocosm and the microcosm, in which
major emblems of the redemption (cross) and the world (circle)
are found in association".
Precession of the Equinoxes
Fulcanelli appears to be saying here is that the precession
of the equinoxes is to be divided
into four distinct ages of 6480 years each (4 divided into
25,920) or, to round off the figures to approximately 6500
years each. This is also interesting because the zodiacal
cycle, which lasts 25,920 years, has four fixed signs.
These are the signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio.
These four signs are separated by 6,500 years each. Also
in the Book of Ezekiel and in the Book of Revelation we
are told of the angel with four faces. This angel has the
face of a Lion (Leo), a Bull (Taurus), a Man (the angel)
and an Eagle (in older times Scorpio was represented by
an eagle instead of a scorpion). Apparently, according
to Fulcanelli, both of these books in the Bible are warnings
and messages about the four quadrants of the precession
of the equinoxes and appear to be telling us that there
is some kind of great change whenever we arrive at one
of these four signs.
Of course it is well known that we are currently
entering the Age of Aquarius. The Cross at Hendaye and
Fulcanelli are telling us that there are tremendous changes
to be found here on Earth when we enter into one of the
four fixed signs. Apparently these changes can be cataclysmic.
Obviously this 6,500 year long dating of
the four alchemical ages disagrees with the Hindu Yuga
system, which insists that each Yuga is of varying time
lengths. It is in trying to iron out the dissimilarities
in these two time periods that the hyperdimensional aspects
of time can be best revealed.
It is well known in modern physics that the
four dimensional space, of which time is an aspect, is
in the shape of a hypersphere. (see illustration B) This
hypersphere appears similar to the shape of a donut, or
a bagel. The energy, or the flow of the energy stream,
within this hypersphere works like this: As shown in the
illustration, the flow comes out of the bottom of the sphere,
winds its way up around the outside edge, crosses the outside
equator of the torus sphere and moves towards the hole
in the top of this torus. The energy flow then begins to
fall through the top of the hole and begins to spin in
a vortex. This energy flow continues until it comes out
of the bottom side of the torus where the energy flow begins
its outward expansion again. This flow is continuous and,
in a sense, is infinite.
Illustration B: The Hypersphere
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