This image is lifted straight from the BBC's monthly astronomy program "The Sky at Night". It shows the patch of sky the Hubble space telescope took of the The Hubble Deep Field (HDF). It is an image of a small region in the constellation Ursa Major, constructed from a series of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope. It was decided that the target should be in Hubble's 'continuous viewing zones' - the areas of sky which are not occulted by the Earth or the moon during Hubble's orbit. Twenty fields satisfying these criteria were initially identified, from which three optimal candidate fields were selected, all within the constellation of Ursa Major. There are 7 brightest stars in the constellation, with 6 being of 2nd magnitude and the central star of 3rd magnitude.
Ursa Major, also known as The Great Bear, has mythological significance in numerous world cultures. It is one of the few star groups mentioned in the Bible (Job 9:9; 38:32; — Orion and the Pleiades being others).
The name of the Pleiades comes from Ancient Greek. It probably derives from plein ('to sail'). However, the name was later mythologised as the name of seven divine sisters.
In ancient Egypt, the stars of Orion were regarded as a god, called Sah. Because Orion rises before Sirius, the star whose helical rising was the basis for the Solar Egyptian calendar.
The Babylonian star catalogues of the Late Bronze Age name Orion "The Heavenly Shepherd" or "True Shepherd of Anu" - Anu being the chief god of the heavenly realms.
The same three stars are known in Spain and most of Latin America as "Las tres Marías" (Spanish for "The Three Marys"). In Puerto Rico, the three stars are known as the "Los Tres Reyes Magos" (Spanish for The three Wise Men).
USS Allioth (AK-109) and USS Megrez (AK-126) were United States Navy Crater class cargo ship named after the stars that form the base of the pyramid.
The Hubble Deep Field actual co-ordinates of the field are RA 12h 36m 49.4s, Dec. 62° 12’ 58”.
Ra is the ancient Egyptian solar deity. All forms of life were believed to have been created by Ra. In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Ra-Horakhty ("Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons"). He was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the earth, and the underworld.
RA created 6 gods, bringing the total to 7. The chief cult centre of Ra was Heliopolis (called Iunu, "Place of Pillars", in Egyptian)
His worship increased massively in the fifth dynasty, when Ra became a state deity and pharaohs had specially aligned Pyramids, Obelisks, and solar temples built in his honor.
Isis frequently schemed against Ra, as she wanted her son Horus to have the power. In one myth, Isis created a serpent to poison Ra and only gave him the antidote when he revealed his true name to her. Ra now feared Isis, as with his secret name revealed she could use all her power against him and have Horus take over the throne.
The meanings of Horus' name are thought to have been "the distant one" or "one who is above, over".
The original name also survives in later Egyptian names such as Har-si-ese literally "Horus, son of Isis".
In the Egyptian language, the word for this symbol was "Wedjat". It was the eye of one of the earliest of Egyptian deities, Wadjet. Wedjat was a solar deity and this symbol began as her eye, an all seeing eye.
The Wedjat or Eye of Horus is "the central element" of seven "gold, faience, carnelian and lapis lazuli" bracelets.
In Shinto, the 7 largest stars of Ursa Major belong to Amenominakanushi, the oldest and most powerful of all kami. Amenominakanushi ("All-Father of the Originating Hub", or "Heavenly Ancestral God of the Originating Heart of the Universe") is, according to the Kojiki, the first kami, and the source of the universe according to Shintoism. In mythology he is described as a "god who came into being alone".
Kami are the spirits or phenomena that are worshiped in the religion of Shinto.
In Shinto, Kami are not separate from nature, but are of nature, possessing positive and negative, good and evil characteristics. They are manifestations of musubi, the interconnecting energy of the universe, and are considered exemplary of what humanity should strive towards.
Kami are believed to be “hidden” from this world, and inhabit a complementary existence that mirrors our own, shinkai [the world of the Kami] To be in harmony with the awe inspiring aspects of nature is to be conscious of kannagara no michi [the way of the Kami]. Kami may, at its root, simply mean "spirit", or an aspect of spirituality. It is written with the kanji, Sino-Japanese reading shin or jin. In Chinese, the character means "deity".
Jinn, jann or djinn are supernatural creatures in Islamic mythology as well as pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. They are mentioned frequently in the Quran (the 72nd sura is titled Sūrat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts and inhabit an unseen world called Djinnestan, another universe beyond the known universe.
In Theosophy, it is believed the Seven Stars of the Pleiades focus the spiritual energy of the Seven Rays from the Galactic Logos to the Seven Stars of the Great Bear, then to Sirius, then to the Sun, then to the god of Earth (Sanat Kumara), and finally through the seven Masters of the Seven Rays to the human race.
The emblem of the Theosophical Society includes seven symbols of particular importance to the Society's symbology: 1) the motto of the Society; 2) a serpent biting its tail (ouroboros); 3) the swastika; 4) the hexagram; 5) the cruxansata (Ankh); 6) the pin of the Society, composed of cruxansata and serpent entwined, forming together "T.S.", and 7) Om (or aum).
Theosophy (literally "God's wisdom"), refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the nature of divinity
Theosophy is considered a part of the broader field of esotericism, referring to hidden knowledge or wisdom that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation. The theosopher seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe and the bonds that unite the universe, humanity, and the divine. The goal of theosophy is to explore the origin of divinity and humanity, and the world. From investigation of those topics, theosophers try to discover a coherent description of the purpose and origin of the universe.
Esotericism signifies the holding of esoteric opinions or beliefs, that is, ideas preserved or understood by a small group of those specially initiated, or of rare or unusual interest. The term derives from the Greek, "inner", or from its derived adjective, "pertaining to the innermost". Examples of esoteric religious movements and philosophies include Alchemy, Astrology, early Christian mysticism, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Magic, Rosicrucianism, Scientology, Spiritualism and Taoism. Although esotericism refers to an exploration of the hidden meanings and symbolism in various philosophical, historical, and religious texts, the texts themselves are often central to mainstream religions. For example, the Bible and the Torah are considered esoteric material.
According to the post-1900 publications of Theosophy Lord Sanat Kumara is an "Advanced Being" at the Ninth level of initiation who is regarded as the 'Lord' or 'Regent' of Earth and of the humanity, and is thought to be the head of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth who dwells in Shamballaha (place of peace/tranquility/happiness).
The Great White Brotherhood is a spiritual 'fraternity' of Ascended Beings, including Lord Sanat Kumara, long since dedicated to the eventual Salvation of Mankind and the establishment of Divine Law again in this Three-dimensional reality. The Great White Brotherhood, in belief systems akin to Theosophical and New Age, are said to be supernatural beings of great power who spread spiritual teachings through selected humans.
The idea of a secret organization of enlightened mystics, guiding the spiritual development of the human race, was pioneered in the late eighteenth century by Karl von Eckartshausen in his book The Cloud upon the Sanctuary; Eckartshausen called this body of mystics, who remained active after their physical deaths on earth, the Council of Light. Eckartshausen's proposed communion of living and dead mystics, in turn, drew partially on Christian ideas such as the Communion of the Saints, and partially on previously circulating European ideas about secret societies of enlightened, mystical, or magic adepts typified by the Rosicrucians and the Illuminati.
Rosicrucianism is a philosophical secret society said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm."
The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. They are often alleged to conspire to control world affairs, by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations, in order to gain political power and influence and to establish a New World Order. The common theme in conspiracy theories about a New World Order is that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government—which will replace sovereign nation-states—and an all-encompassing propaganda whose ideology hails the establishment of the New World Order as the culmination of history's progress.
The End of History and the Last Man (1992) by Francis Fukuyama proposed a similar notion of progress, positing that the worldwide adoption of liberal democracies as the single accredited political system and even modality of human consciousness would represent the "End of History".
The end of history is a political and philosophical concept that supposes that a particular political, economic, or social system may develop that would constitute the end-point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and the final form of human government.
The concept of an end of history differs from ideas of an end of the world as expressed in various religions, which may forecast a complete destruction of the Earth or of life on Earth, and the end of the human race as we know it. His ideas are frequently associated with neoconservatism.
Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the "end of the world" or "end time". In the context of mysticism, the phrase refers metaphorically to the end of ordinary reality and reunion with the Divine. More broadly, eschatology may encompass related concepts such as the Messiah or Messianic Age, the end time, and the end of days.
So, what does all this mean? Out of the entirety of the sky they happen to pick that exact space which is culturally and religiously significant throughout our history. Their official line is of course "primary optical conditions" but it's one hell of a coincidence if believed.
Are they searching for something that the ancients knew about from that part of the sky? Most prominent religions and civilisations seemed to believe that patch of the sky is where "God" came from. Perhaps they found something that indicates that to be true or they are just testing the hypotheses of our fore-fathers. Or maybe they are searching for the origins of the Big Bang, the origin of creation.
Perhaps they are looking for possible planets and extra-terrestrial life? HD 23514, from the Pleiades system, has a mass and luminosity a bit greater than that of the Sun, and is surrounded by an extraordinary number of hot dust particles. This could be evidence for planet formation around HD 23514. It could be that they expect to find alien life there, especially if you already believe aliens are here and manipulating events. It could be they are sending a signal "home". This might be to let their "fellow kin" know that Earth is ripe for conquer/enslavement/enlightenment.
If Quantum Teleportation is to be believed, however, it could be that they are preparing to bring something here from that region of space or move something there. Quantum teleportation is a process by which quantum information (e.g. the exact state of an atom or photon) can be transmitted (exactly, in principle) from one location to another, with the help of classical communication and previously shared quantum entanglement between the sending and receiving location. There is a flaw in this theory in that while it is possible to teleport one or more qubits of information between two (entangled) atoms, this has not yet been achieved between molecules or anything larger. This does not, however, have to be the case as this discovery could be kept hidden from us.
If we look at the symbol of Ouroboros in the Theosophist society emblem , this could refer to the Eternal return (also known as "eternal recurrence"). This is a concept that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space. The concept is found in Indian philosophy and in ancient Egypt. If we then take the 3 symbols of the Ankh (Ancient Egypt), Swastika (Nazi Germany) and the Star of David (Israel), maybe once the final dynasty has been established, then perhaps they believe that the universe will renew.
Or maybe it really is the end of days and the messiah/antichrist is on his way. Or maybe we are finally entering the Messianic Age, a theological term, which many religions believe, referring to a future time of universal peace and brotherhood on the earth, without crime, war and poverty.
Whatever the truth, knowledge/beliefs from our past is driving the future of space exploration as I for one find it hard to believe it is just a coincidence.