I’ve been reading through the book Cryptoterrestrials by the abruptly deceased Mac Tonnes. He presents the hypothesis that the UFO phenomenon does not originate from outer space, but there is a hidden humanoid species on Earth. Tonnes also suggests that the cryptoterrestrial race might have difficulty manifesting in the physical world, and for that reason they are trying to capture our imaginations by using psychedelic methods to allow themselves into our reality.
That got me thinking about the power of the mind, and to what extent thought might actually be able to influence reality. For some reason it got me thinking about the firmament that according to the Bible is holding up the sky. While these things may seem very much unrelated, but I figured maybe they aren’t. Perhaps the firmament is a kind of amplifier for thoughts, that can make thought into reality.
Needless to say, but this is all very far-fetched and hypothetical. It might just mean that I have a hyper-active imagination, but I want to put this idea out nonetheless.
In Star Trek: The Next Generation there’s the computer generated environment in the Holodeck. The Holodeck is controlled by the Arch. Perhaps this Arch is somehow symbolical of the firmament.
Another name of the firmament is the vault of heaven. A vault is basically a kind of arch. Arches are a fairly commonly used symbol with possibly an esoteric meaning. There are famous sites like Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the golden arches of McDonalds and Royal Arch Freemasonry. I suggest that the meaning of the arch may be a very significant one; it creates physical reality.
Let’s take a look at Genesis 1:
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
At first God creates and heaven and earth, there already is water in the world, and then he creates light and divides it from the darkness. Note that the sun and the moon are created later. Light exists before the sun.
I interpret the creation of heaven and earth to mean the creation of the concept of spiritual and profane. Division of light from darkness is creation of Yin and Yang or 0 and 1. There are only abstract concepts and no physical objects. Although water is a physical thing, but perhaps it is a conduit between the spiritual and the physical. I take the firmament to be the first physical object to exist. It divides the (salt?) waters from the (sweet?) waters. Then God creates land and plants and the rest.
Perhaps God him/her/itself made the firmament as a tool to create the physical world we live in. Psalms 19 says:
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Perhaps “the heavens” are analogous to a computer CPU, and the firmament is like a 3D printer. God inputs a program into the computer, pushes start and the firmament prints out the physical additions to the world.
The book of Enoch has the following to say about the firmament:
1 Enoch 18:1. I saw the treasuries of all the winds: I saw how He had furnished with them the whole creation and the firm foundations of the earth. 2. And I saw the corner-stone of the earth: I saw the four winds which bear [ the earth and ] the firmament of the heaven. 3. And I saw how the winds stretch out the vaults of heaven, and have their station between heaven and earth: these are the pillars of the heaven . 4. I saw the winds of heaven which turn and bring the circumference of the sun and all the stars to their setting. 5. I saw the winds on the earth carrying the clouds: I saw the paths of the angels. I saw at the end of the earth the firmament of the heaven above. And I proceeded and saw a place which burns day and night, where there are seven mountains of magnificent stones, three towards the east, and three towards the south. 7. And as for those towards the east, 〈 one 〉 was of coloured stone, and one of pearl, and one of jacinth, and those towards the south of red stone. 8. But the middle one reached to heaven like the throne of God, of alabaster, and the summit of the throne was of sapphire. 9. And I saw a flaming fire. And beyond these mountains 10. is a region the end of the great earth: there the heavens were completed. 11. And I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them I saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards the height and towards the depth. 12. And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon it, and no birds, but it was a waste and horrible place.
Enoch saw the abyss, “a waste a horrible place”, that didn’t have the firmament above, nor earth beneath it. Perhaps there was nothing there as there was no printer there to create anything.
I know my interpretations of these ancient texts may be a bit too liberal, and I may be making up things that aren’t there. Nevertheless, I thought I should mention my ideas. There is a difference between the Holodeck Arch in Star Trek and my theory of the firmament being a printer as well that the Arch is used to control the Holodeck, and the projectors are elsewhere. The difference between God using the firmament, whether you consider God to be the creator of everything, or some advanced race of aliens, or something else, is that God can fairly effortlessly use the firmament to create things. Humans clearly cannot wield it as effortlessly as Jedis in Star Wars use the Force, or the main character in Dark City uses his tuning powers. Yet I do think that collectively the consciousness of people can have profound effects, as is evidenced by the 100th monkey syndrome.
ENOCH AND THE STILL FLAT EARTH: http://testingtheglobe.com/enoch.html