Jno Cook has completed a three volume series entitled, “Recovering the Lost World,” a print edition that can be purchased from Amazon here. These volumes can also be read for free on his web site: http://saturniancosmology.org/
Read part 1 in this blog for further background on Jno Cook’s work. In this part II Cook presents highlights of his text from his presentation at the 2016 Toronto conference. The following is a summary in his words, of four of his most important theories.
1) I have introduced the Absu and the Duat and determined that these were the seven rings around the Earth above the equator (all planets with magnetic field have rings). The Egyptians had mentioned seven hallways or rings. Dwardu Cardona had assumed they surrounded Saturn above the North Polar region.
The spells in the Eqyptian Book of the Dead locate these rings in the south, not the north (as seen from the northern hemisphere).
“There are very strong traditions of the sky looking like a sea. It
may have very well looked like Saturn’s rings in the 1980s (when it was
electrically more active than in the 2000s). A “sea” would be instantly
suggested from the wave patterns seen in the rings, despite the fact that
this sea was located in the sky. This is especially so because rings at
different distances from the Earth would move at rates different from the
rotation of the Earth — some might even move backwards.”
An awful lot of strange concepts in mythology are instantly explained with
the concept of a sea in the south skies. Many of my readers were delighted
with this idea.
(2) I have located the World Flood in time and location: The World
Flood, happened in 3147 BC. The World Flood came from the south. The Bible connects this to Noah and places it 800 years later in 2349 BC.
It consisted of a series of worldwide tsunamis. The apparent cause was the
removal of Saturn from above the North Pole. The sea waters which had run
off the pulled-up crust at the North Pole and collected at the South Pole
where the crust was drawn into the interior of the Earth and had been held
there for 7700 years, were suddenly released.
Those waters must have stood miles high in the South Polar sea, and to a
lesser height, but in much greater volume, in the South Atlantic, the
South Pacific, and the Indian Ocean. At the same time, the sea level at
mid-latitudes would have stood hundreds of feet lower.
No other flood in later times would approach the devastation of this
flood, and the retellings of all later flood stories will always refer
back to the events of 3147 BC.
– The flood event consisted not just of waves of water traveling the
length of the globe, but also included the action of a releveling of seas
– The first release of water from the South Polar regions, the South
Pacific, the South Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean would have sent waves of
– Since only a few locations had a clear ocean path as far as the Arctic
Ocean, the water was forced to sweep across the continents. India and
Australia were inundated by the northbound waves from Antarctica and the
– India was wiped clean of people and animals. These were piled up at the
southern foothills of the Himalayas (the Siwalik Hills).
– As is clear from the deposition of layers of mud and silt interspersed
with the accumulation of trees and the bones of jungle animals, there
would have been a dozen separate gigantic waves of water from the south.
– From the south Pacific the tides would have swept over Southeast Asia
and China. In Siberia (as in North America) the first waves of water from
the south rolled across land ripping out trees and sweeping herds of
grazing animals ahead of the water. There was a pile-up of bones and
broken trees when the Arctic Ocean was reached. The Arctic Ocean today
holds much more muck than any of the other seas.
– There are numerous instances of displaced marine species. Remains of
whales have been found in the Andes, in the Sahara, and in the state of
– The fossil content of Alaskan river valleys has always astounded
archaeologists with its content of broken bones and splintered wood —
many from temperate and tropical areas.
– Where the waves had lowered because of a wide ocean, as in Southeastern United States, we find an admixture of marine organisms with scoured remains of plants, trees, animals, and soil. Elephant remains have been found in the Southeastern United States, mixed with unfossilized (closed)seashells. Lower secondary waves often deposited marine species above the layers of land animals and plants.
(3) I identify the Flood of Noah as part of a much more extensive series
of events in 2349 BC. The Bible holds this to have been the World Flood.
As recalled by nearly all people on all the continents, the event of 2349
BC was the most terrifying incident to have happened in all of history. An
alignment with Venus (20,000,000 miles away at that time) produced an
Earth shock in the northern hemisphere, tilting the Earth’s axis away from
the Sun temporarily, and tilting up the equatorial rings (the Absu and the
Duat) of the Earth.
This was followed perhaps six hours later by the arrival of a massive
disconnected plasmoid lightning bolt from Venus which hit the rings almost
broadside, followed somewhat later by lesser bolts, recorded in
Mesoamerica and China.
The electric contact with Venus turned the equatorial rings blood red and
caused the destruction of the rings, probably saving Earth from
incineration. Lightning bolts arced up to the rings from the Earth’s
ionosphere layers and the lower equatorial plasma toroid (the Van Allen
belt). The sky bled for three days, and only a single red ring remained
(to AD 900). Dust continued to rain down for the next 4000 years (until AD
The cleared southern skies, previously obscured by the Earth’s rings,
revealed a multitude of stars for the first time, most notably the
Pleiades, located directly south at midnight two nights after the equinox.
The equatorial plasma toroid would have also arced to the surface of
Earth, producing months of torrential rains. To humanity, the “sea” of the
Earth’s equatorial rings in the south sky (the Absu) had collapsed to
Earth, and the event was almost everywhere understood as a second flood of stupendous proportion.
To most peoples the blood seen in the sky suggested the wholesale
slaughter of humanity, and any number of raging goddesses or dragons were assigned to this event in mythology worldwide — Kali, Tiamat, Anath, Sekhmet, Hathor, and much later, Beowulf’s Grendel.
Two and a half days after the plasmoid hit, Jupiter appeared again with
its previous giant coma and lower mantle (again understood as a mountain),
as if risen from the dead. The return of the Earth to an upright position
made it look as if Jupiter rose up out of the cave previously seen as the
shadow of Earth on the rings. The cave-shaped shadow opened up as the
Earth regained its normal inclination, and Jupiter rose out of this to a
location above it.
Jupiter had stopped the dragon from killing additional humans. The event
itself remains commemorated as the “Day of the Dead,” and is almost
universally associated with the culmination of the Pleiades in autumn.
Echoes of the fall of the rings and the surrounding circumstances continue
to resound in mythology and, to this day, in the theologies and practices
of many religions — especially the resurrection of Jupiter on the third
day. Many nations also date the start of all sensible history (and their
calendars) from this event. Strangely, this event is simply not noted by
any of the catastrophists. Even Velikovsky remained unaware of it.
(4) I elucidate the events of 685 BC:
Between 806 BC and 687 BC Mars closed in on Earth with repeated electric
arc contacts at 15-year intervals, with a major Earth shock in 747 BC, and
a minor shock in 686 BC (this last caused by Mercury).
Each time Mars would came close. Perhaps to within 40,000 miles of Earth.
The interactions, as a result, were completely different from the long
distance shocks due to Venus. The destructions of the 8th and 7th century
BC were spread over long stretches from Central Asia to the Western
Mediterranean, and through to Mexico and Southern United States, as the
Earth rotated beneath the arc from Mars — perhaps for days. From the
Persian plateau to Greece, in swaths measuring more than 600 miles in
width, hilltop citadels were destroyed by massive lightning strikes and by
quake-like convulsions much more extensive than any earthquake.
Cities and citadels were buried under yards of carbonized material mixed
with soil. The soil and burned forests were dropped whenever the traveling
lightning bolt paused at a hilltop. These simultaneous destructions have
been noted in the archaeological record.
The destructions of the 8th and 7th century BC obliterated the coastal
areas of Greece and coastal Anatolia. The remnant population turned to
raiding and became the pirates celebrated in the Iliad and as the Egyptian
“People of the Sea” (although that might be the Duat). The Iliad reveals
that these were no sailors. Warfare and the extraction of tribute also
became a way of life for the Assyrians, who plundered from Elam to Egypt.
The change in humanity, however, which suddenly brought people up to our
current expectations, was an event which happened at the end of this
period. In 685 BC Venus and Mercury blazed as bright as the Sun and were
seen in the daytime skies with the Sun for forty days starting on June 15.
The event was probably an extraordinary plasma outpouring by the Sun,
brought on by the sudden relocation of Mercury to within the orbit of
Venus in the previous year.
In July of 685 BC (actually the astronomical year -685, corrected from 680
BC Julian in Eastern Mediterranean chronology), Jupiter also erupted with
a coma in response to the Sun’s increased output of plasma, and on July 14
sent a return lightning stroke, a plasmoid bolt, headed for the Sun. It
arrived at the Sun on July 25th. The plasmoid, which passed by Earth at a
distance of 30,000,000 miles (48,000,000 km), was seen in foreshortened
form by Asia and Europe, and is depicted in sculptures and illustrations
and even on coins. The Mediterranean nations thought that Venus (or
Mercury) was struck — the bolt from Zeus which toppled Phaethon from the
Mesoamerica saw the plasmoid at full length as it passed by in the
daytime, and depicted it correspondingly differently. Their understanding
was that Mars was struck. It was called “the bundle of flame” among the
Maya. To China this was the celestial dragon, the traditional form of
which matches the structure of a plasmoid lightning bolt.
As experienced by Earth, the after-effect of the 40 days of extreme solar
activity was the relocation of the polar axis from Ursa Major to near Ursa
Minor, and the delay of spring by some 15 days (in effect changing the
inclination of the polar axis which is equivalent to rotating the dome of
the stars). A new equinox was suddenly established. The aphelion of the
Earth’s orbit (the location furthest from the Sun) changed, and 120 years
of interference by Mars and Mercury came to a sudden halt.
It appeared to many that Jupiter, the historical supreme God of antiquity,
had again saved mankind from destructions. The change in aphelion had
resulted in a cessation of further interactions with Mars. In 670 BC the
Earth’s orbit became nearly circular (for unknown reasons), and the Earth
was in fact completely removed from any future interference by any of the
Within 100 years of this event, we see the simultaneous rise of
philosophical studies, much as we understand them today, in China, India,
Mesopotamia, Anatolia, North Africa, and Rome — well before there was any cultural transmission between the more distant regions in this list. It had appeared to many as if a far greater power, beyond the dome of the stars, had moved the stars and planets and restarted the Universe. For many of the philosophers, the causes for natural phenomena were now sought elsewhere than in the whims of the old planetary gods.
With the realization of the existence of a power beyond the planets and
stars, we also see the sudden rise of all the modern religions within the
span of 100 years — Taoism and Confucianism in China, Jainism, and
Buddhism in India (with its subsequent influence on Hinduism), and
Zoroastrianism (Mazdaism) in Persia with its influence on Judaism,
Mithraism, Christianity, and eventually on Islam. Similar changes seem to
be attested to in Mesoamerica, probably dating from after 600 BC.