The Cosmology of the Times and Seasons (& Biblical ‘Weeks’ Prophetic Calendar)


Cosmology of the Times and Seasons
According to the amazing cosmology taught in the fascinating channeled text Oahspe (see my overview of the text here), the first step to understanding Biblical or ancient Jewish cosmology, prophesy or the evolution of the soul, is strangely enough to have a general understanding of the earth’s progression or orbit within the galaxy. Since social and individual soul progression somewhat follows that of the earth’s evolution, an understanding of astronomical cosmology or the organization and cycles of the universe gives a framework for us to better understand both earth and man’s origins and destiny. Many LDS scriptures, show this is often the first step taken by higher beings in educating mystics/prophets, and was among the first concepts shown to Moses (Moses 1:4,33–38), Abraham (Abr 3:2–21), Enoch (Moses 7), the Brother of Jared (Ether 3:25) and others. Joseph Smith purports to have introduced a very basic version of this cosmology in the Pearl of Great Price (see facsimile 2). In his channeled works, as well as his important Alphabet of the Egyptian Language, Joseph Smith suggests that there is a physical and spiritual hierarchical order to the universe where stars/planets gravitationally and energetically rule over the evolution of other stars/planets and the higher dimensional rulers of those systems rule over the inhabitants of the governed bodies as well. Abraham states that he,

2 …saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; and there were many great ones which were near unto it;
3 And the Lord said unto me: These are the governing ones; and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.

In the notes written by Joseph Smith for the hypocephalus from the Egyptian Book of the Dead (facsimile 2), we get more detail of this ancient cosmology stating that “Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God,” is “first in government, the last pertaining the the measurement of time.” According to the narrative, Abraham is further taught that Kolob has a binary or sister sphere of sorts called Oliblish by the Egyptians that “stands next to Kolob”, being “the next grand governing creation near the celestial or the place where God resides. …which is equal with Kolob in its revolution and in its measuring of time”. The account suggests these bodies are either governing masses in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, or a binary system composing one of the “twelve fixed stars” described below. The spiritual power or perhaps gravitational influence of these bodies is then traced down through two more “stars” called Kli-flos-is-es, or Hah-ko-kau-beam which then pass their power onto Kae-e-vanrash which in turn “governs fifteen other fixed planets or stars, [including]… the Moon, the Earth and the Sun in their annual revolutions.” In Joseph Smiths personal notes to the hypocephalus and “Alphabet of the Egyptian Language”, he goes into a bit more detail naming the “twelve fixed stars” (of which Kolob belongs) and “fifteen moving planets”, as well as giving what seems to be a slightly different explanation of some of the aforementioned spheres…

“Oliblish, Enish-go-on-dosh, and Kaii-ven-rash, are the three grand central powers that govern all the other creations, which have been sought out by the most aged of all the fathers, since the beginning of the creation, by means of the Urim and Thummim: The names of the other twelve of the fixed stars are: Kolob, Limdi, Zip, Vusel, Venisti, Waine, Wayoh-ox-oan, oansli, Shible, Shineflis, flis, os. The Egyptian names of the fifteen moving planets are: Oanisis, Flosisis, floese, Abbesels, Eleash, Subble, Slundlo, Carroam, Crashmakraw, obblesisim, Izinsbah, missel.

“Kli flosisis signifies Kolob in its motion, which is swifter than the rest of the twelve fixed stars; going before, being first in motion, being delegated to have power over others to regulate others in their time” (J.S. Alphabet of the Egyptian Language)

Comparing this to what we currently know of our Galaxy, its not easily understood what Joseph Smith was getting at (or if this is a feasible astronomical model at all). But although this cosmological model may at first seem a bit far-fetched, it in fact has more witnesses to its general validity in both John Newbrough’s work, Hindu and eastern cosmology and modern scientific astronomy. Newbrough for instance wrote of a cohesive and highly illustrated cosmology consisting of our solar system orbiting through our Milky Way galaxy in a circuit, in his book Oahspe, A Sacred History of the Higher and Lower Heavens on the Earth.

1. First, the earth plieth in a circuit around the sun, which circuit is divided into four arcs called spring, summer, autumn and winter.
2. Second, the sun, with his family, plieth in a large circuit [around the center of the galaxy], which is divided into one thousand five hundred arcs, the distance of which for each arc is about three thousand years or one [harvest] cycle.
3. During a cycle, the earth and her heavens fall in the spiritual regions of hundreds of etherean worlds, where dwell Jehovah’s high-raised angels, whose Chiefs have to do with the management of worlds.
4. During the time of a cycle, the earth is therefore under the control and management of such of Jehovah’s angels for the resurrection of man of the earth. (Oahspe 9/1.1)

Like Joseph Smith’s work, Newbrough’s work suggests that as our Solar System orbits the Galactic core, we pass by higher-dimensional “etherean” worlds or “governing” systems which are inhabited by higher beings who subtly govern the inhabitants of world who pass within their domains. Newbrough’s works contain hundreds of pages which detail the histories, philosophies and tactics of these extra-dimensional beings. And the picture they paint is surprisingly similar to Joseph Smith’s and many ancient religious myths which integrate religion into the movement of our solar system’s as it orbits around the milky-way galaxy. Just as a single rotation around the sun can be separated into 4 seasons, 12 months, 52 weeks and 365 days; so also did the ancients try to give names to the corresponding orbital periods of the solar system moving in the Galaxy. An example is given below

1. And thou [speaking to an officer of the current governing “god” of earth] shalt dwell in thy kingdom seven years and sixty days, and the time shall be called the first dawn of dan, and the next succeeding shall be called the second dawn of dan, and so on, as long as the earth bringeth forth.
2. And the time from one dawn of dan to another shall be called one dan’ha; and four dan’ha shall be called one square, because this is the sum of one density, which is twelve thousand of the earth’s years. And twelve squares shall be called one cube, which is the first dividend of the third space, in which there is no variation in the vortex of the earth. And four cubes shall be called one sum, because the magnitude thereof embraceth one equal of the Great Serpent. (Oahspe 07/2.6)

The Zodiac, Precession of the Equinoxes & their Effect on Earth
Both Newbrough’s and Smith’s works seem to make the claim that in ancient times, higher beings came to earth and taught men a general understanding of astronomy & astrophysics and their relationship to galactic rule. The idea of a “great celestial serpent” is found in many ancient cultures and generally seems to describe the Galactic Orbit of our Solar System following a sinusoidal or possibly helical pattern as it dips above and below the galactic equatorial plane. These motions relate to Earth’s precession of the equinoxes as well as the precession or axial wobbling of our sun. (The sun wobbles and travels in a slight helical pattern because of the gravitational effects of Jupiter and the other large planets; seen from the side this orbital path would look like a stretched spring or partially coiled flying serpent.)  These ‘serpent’-like movements so fully explained in Oahspe (written in 1870’s) have also been proven by modern astronomy, as can be seen in illustrations in the following figure.

Established scientific model for our solar system’s orbit in the Galaxy from

What makes Oahspe, the Law of One and Joseph Smith’s mystic works unique is the picture they paint of how these well understood astronomical phenomena affect the earth and its inhabitants. Their works agree, first in suggesting that just as the earth experience’s periodic “conjunctions” with other larger planets in its orbit around the sun, our solar system also experiences conjunctions with far larger star clusters as it orbits the galactic core. These star clusters not only subtly affect our solar system gravitationally and electromagnetically, they also rule us spiritually as they contain “gods”, archangels or unified planetary consciousnesses who “have to do with the management of worlds” (Oahspe 9/1.3). This gives a bit more insight to Joseph Smiths hypocephalus where “god”, who is associated with a celestial body (throne) is said to rule earth from/by the fixed star known in a certain Egyptian dialect transliterated as ‘Kolob’. This idea of course, is not limited to Mormonism, Star Trek and other science fiction but exists in some form in the astrology of many ancient cultures. The following is another excerpt from Oahspe which gives a more detailed account of earth’s galactic orbit and how it relates to “heavenly” government.

04/7.2. And Jehovah caused the earth, and the family of the sun to travel in an orbit, the circuit of which requires of them four million seven hundred thousand years. And He placed in the line of the orbit, at distances of [approximately] three thousand years, etherean [celestial] lights, at which places, as the earth passes through, angels from the second heaven come into its corporeal presence. As ambassadors they come, in companies of hundreds, thousands, and tens of thousands, and these are called the etherean [celestial] hosts of the Most High.
04/7.3. They come not as single individuals; nor do they come for a single individual mortal.
04/7.4. And Jehovah gave this sign to man on earth; which is to say: In the beginning of the light of dan’ha, the spirits of the newly dead shall have power to take upon themselves the semblance of corporeal bodies, and appear and talk face to face with mortals. Every three thousand years Jehovah gave this sign on earth, so that those, who learned the powers and capacities of such familiar spirits, could bear testimony regarding the origin of man on earth. || Jehovah said: And when it shall come to pass in any of the times of dan’ha that these signs manifest, man shall know that the hosts of the Most High come soon after. Let him who will become wise, enumerate the great lights of My serpent, for in such times I set aside things that are old, and establish My chosen anew. ||
04/7.5. In the time of the earth, when man was brought forth from mortal to immortal life, the earth passed beyond se’mu [interstellar organic debris]. The angels of heaven remained with corporeal man, but not in the semblance of mortals, but as spirits; and by virtue of their presence, strove to make man wise and upright before Jehovah. Upon the earth the number of such angels was millions. To these angels Jehovah spoke:
04/7.6. Behold the work you have taken in hand! It was commanded to you all, to partake of all the fruits of the earth except of the fruit of the tree of life, which is of the knowledge of the earth and heaven, lest you lose your inheritance in etherea.
04/7.7. Behold, you now have sons and daughters on the earth; by your love to them you have become bound spirits of the lower heaven. Until you redeem them in wisdom and power even to the sixth generation, you shall not rise again and inherit My emancipated heavens.
04/7.8. To which end you shall be co workers with one another in system and order. In My name you shall become an organic body and known as the heaven of the earth, or lower heaven, which shall travel with the earth.
04/7.9. And I will allot to you a Chief, who is wise in experience in founding heavenly kingdoms; and he shall appoint from among you, officers, messengers, ashars, asaphs, and es’enaurs [angel leadership positions], and you shall be numbered and apportioned to your labor and places, like in My other lower heavens on other worlds.
04/7.10. He who is Chief shall be called God of this heaven and the earth, which are now bestowed to his making.
04/7.11. And God shall have a Council and throne within his heavenly city; and the place shall be called Hored, because it is the first kingdom of God in this firmament.
04/7.12. And God shall rule on his throne, for it is his; and his Council shall rule with him; in My name they shall have dominion over angels and mortals belonging to the earth.
04/7.13. And God shall appoint Chiefs under him who shall go down and dwell on the earth with mortals; and the labor of these Chiefs shall be with mortals for their resurrection. And these Chiefs shall be called Lords, for they are Gods of land, which is the lowest rank of My commissioned Gods.
04/7.14. And God and his Lords shall have dominion from two hundred years to a thousand or more years; but never more than three thousand years [a Dan]. According to the regions of dan (light) into which I bring the earth, so shall the terms be for the office of My Gods and My Lords.
04/7.15. And God and his Lords shall raise up officers to be their successors; these officers shall be appointed and crowned in My name by God and his Lords.
04/7.16. At the termination of the dominion of My God and his Lords, they shall in these, My bound heavens, gather together all those angels who have been prepared in wisdom and strength for resurrection to My etherean [celestial] kingdoms. And these angels shall be called Brides and Bridegrooms to Jehovah, for they are Mine and in My service.
04/7.17. And in the time of dan I will send down ships from etherea to God, his Lords and the Brides and Bridegrooms; by My etherean [celestial] Gods and Goddesses, these ships shall descend to these heavens to receive God, his Lords and the Brides and Bridegrooms, and carry them up to the exalted regions I have prepared for them.
04/7.18. All those who ascend shall be called a Harvest to Me, through My God and Lords. And the time of My Harvests shall be according to each dan, which is two hundred years, four hundred years, six hundred years, and five hundred years; and these shall be called My lesser cycles, because they are the times of the tables of prophecy which I give to My servants.
04/7.19. But at no other times, nor in any other way, shall My Harvests ascend to My emancipated worlds in etherea. For each and every dan’ha I have created seven dans, and to each dan given six generations of mortals.

Uncontacted primitive tribe living in Brazilian rain forest photographed in 2010
Uncontacted primitive tribes like this one currently living in Brazilian rainforest help us to consider how our world might also be just like these groups which are totally unaware of the advanced civilizations which dwell around and above them. Just as international laws are being drafted to protect the self-determination of these groups, it is logical to consider that higher dimensional groups are also constrained by law in the manners they are allowed to subtly influence human culture, through the imaginations, thoughts and visions of our cultural icons. (see Zoo Hypothesis & Fermi Paradoxthis documentary for details)

Oahspe as well as other channeled texts also detail the spacecraft and dimension shifting technology which these higher beings use in covertly guiding and governing the affairs of earth. The Law of One, a more modern cosmological work channeled by Don Elkin, goes into great detail to explain the rules of non-intervention these beings are bound by, in order to preserve man’s rights to self-determination. These texts also explain the way in which communication and travel between the various dimensions is bound by laws of physics relating to the earth’s 11 year solar cycle and the position of our solar system within its Galactic orbit.

Our solar system orbit in the Galaxy as a macrocosm to earth’s orbit around the Sun–with associated calendar divisions. A Solar year with 12 months, 52 weeks & 365 days, matched with Oahspe’s ancient ‘Galactic year’ composed of 12 zodiacs, 32 ‘cubes’ and 1500 ‘arcs or dan’has’

Additionally, Oahspe and the Law of One suggest that as the earth travels through differing energetic densities of the galaxy, it affects the consciousness and intelligence of mankind in general. This concept linking energy or light in the galaxy with intelligence and consciousness is also taught in Mormonism in the Doctrine and Covenants.

7 Which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made….
11 And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;
12 Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space—
13 The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things. (D&C 88:11–13)

Illustration showing how a double interference energy & gravity wave pattern radiating out from the center of the Milky Way creates the Galactic ‘arms’ and causes periods of Solar instability.

Oahspe and the Law of One go into far more detail on the specifics of how the intensity of cosmic energy affects human consciousness and behavior. It suggests that most ages of enlightenment as well as ages of apostasy and intellectual darkness are caused by the amount of intergalactic energy reaching our solar system.

38/7.6. The prophets of old divided time into cycles of three thousand years, with slight variations. And they found that at the beginning of these periods of time, a certain impulse came upon the people, causing them to try to be better and wiser—even as the same feeling is manifesting itself this day in many nations.
38/7.7. The scale then rises for four hundred years, more or less; and, after that, wars and epidemics come upon the people. They then begin to decline, especially in virtue and peace, but the general intelligence suffers little for about another six or seven hundred years. After which time, they destroy their libraries and records, and reduce themselves to ignorance and vice. Then a darkness follows of one thousand or more years, with slight intermissions. And after that, for six hundred years the corporeal senses [intellect] begin to ascend. Self conceit comes upon them; they think they are the beginning of wisdom on earth. Then comes another cycle of light. Angels descend from the unseen worlds. New revelations crop up in every quarter. Inspiration comes upon mortals, and they go to the opposite extreme, becoming superstitious and obedient to unseen influences.
38/7.8. Such, then, is the general character and behavior of man during a cycle (dan’ha cycle). And he rises and falls in all these particulars as regularly as the tides of the ocean.
38/7.9. These revelations are chiefly made so that man can begin to comprehend these things, and learn to classify them so as to rise in wisdom and virtue, and thus overcome these epidemic seasons of cycles.
38/7.10. As previously shown, there are positive and negative forces continually going to and escaping from the earth. Without these no creature could live on the earth. The negative imparts to man his corporeal growth, as well as his corporeal desires, passions, and so on.
38/7.11. According to the quantity and quality of the corpor solutions in the firmament and their precipitations to the earth, so will man be affected and inclined to manifest. These influences are easily discernible by some persons. As one is depressed by a dull day; another inclined to drunkenness and fighting. A bright day inspires man with energy… (Oahspe 38/7.6-11, Cosmogony)

[add a law of one quote here illustrating the same point. That the “logos” (law of one terminology for a governing celestial body) dictates progression of consciousness on earth ]

The following illustrations from Oahspe, visually depict the theorized “arcs” or regions of reinforcing or cancelling galactic energy patterns described in the preceding verses.

Much of the Christian idea of “harvest” (Rev 14:15) comes from this same concept of Galactic “Times & Seasons”. Suggesting that higher beings in our galaxy seek to help people on earth progress in the same way that a gardener tends his garden. There are cosmically induced “winters” where the earth travels through un-energetic or thick nebulous regions of galactic dust which inhibit earth from receiving much of the higher wavelengths of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum (God’s spirit in religious terms), which mankind’s body and spirit rely on for intelligence and connectivity with each other and the rest of creation. These beings plant the “seeds” of civilization in the autumn (such as Moses to Christ), clear the weeds during winter (such as the dark ages), pour down inspiration during spring (such as the renaissance to present) and gather the fruit during summer (coming millennium). The higher off-planet beings who aid the earth transmit most orally communicated information first to the upper realms of earth’s spirit world where it filters down through multiple realms of that dimension before passing on to our dimension in the material world (see D&C 76:86–88).

18/6.21. Is a summer on the earth not half a time? And the winter half a time? And the two, one full time? So also I created for atmospherea [the spirit dimension] a dan (cycle) of four hundred years, and a half time of two hundred years. And in seven times and one half time I created one dan’ha.
18/6.22. For thousands of years I sent My Gods to teach these things, so that My angels could know the times of My resurrections. Does a farmer not have knowledge of the resurrection of spring, when I cover the earth over with new growing things, which I raise up out of the earth? How much more knowledge should My angels have of My spring times, in atmospherea [earth’s spirit world], when My archangels come to gather in My harvests of emancipated souls?

There are several other cosmic influence dictated by our position in the galaxy, explained in Oahspe’s cosmology which we dont have time to cover in this article. These include the 11 year solar cycle affecting the ability to travel and communicate through space. There are many activities which can occur only with the collapse of the sun’s magnetic field during solar max (get refs). These cycles as well as regions of nebula and gas clouds also affect man’s ability in the spirit world to raise or be resurrected between realms or kingdoms (refs). The realms or kingdoms of the spirit world are also raised or lowered depending on these galactic conditions (get refs).

[Talk about how Saros Cycles/Eclipses and other cycles factor into ancient prophesy and timeliens.   Add a few paragraphs here showing how the highly fragmented hindu, buddhist and mayan cosmological belief systems and calendars each sought to literally or figuratively describe the “arcs” or discs of the solar system’s orbit through the galaxy. Name specifically a few of the most popular. End with a chart showing how they fit with Christian Harvest cycles, Mormon cosmology ideas and how Oahspe contains the most detailed and believable framework for tying them all together with modern scientific/astronomical observations.]
Timeline summarizing the historical correlations or types between the times of Israel and the times of the Gentiles. Redraw this to show correlations better.
Timeline summarizing the historical correlations or types between the times of Israel and the times of the Gentiles. Redraw this to show correlations better.
[Go through and rewrite this. Remake first image to show how the pattern of each dispensation fits with the cosmology.  Especially understanding how dictatorships & monarchies are established during times of low energy… and then transition to democracies as we raise in cosmological “glory” (dictated by our location in the universes energy fields).  Add more about the gospel pattern from times of Israel to times of gentiles, etc)

Oahspe further details in its cosmology that the ‘times’ of earth’s heavens are apparently tied to our outer ionosphere and electromagnetic fields. And that the rotation of these regions is slower than that of the surface of the earth. Thus mathimatical calculations were done by the ancients to correlate the time on earth versus the time in heaven.

1. That man might find still further evidence of the earth’s wark belts (magnetosphere), I created the nearest one with different densities, so that not every year on earth would be alike as to heat and cold. And in certain cycles of Dan I condense the first wark belts so that the sun seemeth to mortals as if in eclipse. For it is upon this belt that My cycles of dan’ha give either light or darkness to mortals spiritually.
2. Let man compute My times for his own profit; I created the first wark to gain in rotation faster than the earth, one year for every eleven. So that when the wark hath made twelve of its own years, the earth shall have completed eleven years.

So Oahspe here shows the relationship between the well known number of 11 seen in earth’s Solar Cycles and the religious usage of the number 12. The scientifically well known phenomena of Solar Maximum occurring roughly every 11 years with 3 Solar Max or sunspot cycles occurring every 33 years—is supposedly equivalent to 12 years or 36 years in heaven. Which in turn is somehow associated with ‘resurrections’ or movements of spirits and consciousness bound within earth’s ionosphere to more energetic levels of the magnetic field.

The Magic Square

Other popular texts in ancient mysticism such as the Gospel of the Holy Twelve support Oahspe’s views in the way they talk of the magic square of 1.1 In that text, Christ has his disciples stand in the formation of the magic square after assigning them all a number and name. And although there were originally 12 apostles, one of them “who should be counted one of them by man, but was not of them” (GHT 68:18, 76:13, Acts 1:17).  Note that the columns and rows add up to 671, which doubled is only one week more than the number 1335 given us in Dan. 12:12 and seems to have some Biblical mystical significance. Oahspe also reminds us of the relationship between the number 11/33 and the prophetic base prophecy.

10/14.4. Accordingly, every thirty three years after that, there was one migration of a group from the Lord’s first resurrection … In accordance with that, the light of dan fell on two hundred years, four hundred years, five hundred years, six hundred years and one thousand years, which became the base of prophecy for each cycle from that time forward, for a long period.

2.And he placed the sun in the midst and made lines thence to the stars, with explanations of the powers of the seasons on all the living.
3.And he gave the times of Jehovah, the four hundred years of the ancients, and the halftimes of dan, the base [number] of prophecy; the variations of thirty-three years; the times of eleven; and the seven and a half times of the vortices [orbits/frequencies] of the stars, so that the seasons might be foretold, and famines averted on the earth. (Oahspe: Book of Osiris 12:2-3))

Oahspe also talks about how in Israel, as in other cultures, there were two calendars and numeric systems used. As would be expected from the aforementioned verse, the earthly base number for one popular calendar was 11 (according with the Solar Cycle), but another calendar was patterned after the heavenly base number of 12. Accounting for this, early Egypt used a calendar with 11 months for earthly secular things, but the Jews and other groups used a calendar of 12 months for spiritual things. Our current society has adopted the 12 month “spiritual base number” for our calendar, even though the eleven month calendar would be exact.

3.God said: My people shall reckon their times according to the place and the people where they dwell. And they did this. Hence, even the tribes of Israel had two calendars of time, the long and the short.
4. To events of [earthly] prophecy there was also another calendar, called the ode, signifying sky-time, or heavenly times. One ode was equivalent to eleven long years; three odes, one spell, signifying a generation; eleven spells one Tuff. Thothma, the learned man and builder of the great pyramid, had said: As a diameter is to a circle, and as a circle is to a diameter, so are the rules of the seasons of the earth. For the heat or the cold, or the drouth or the wet, no matter, the sum of one eleven years is equivalent to the sum of another eleven years. One spell is equivalent to the next eleventh spell. And one cycle matcheth every eleventh cycle. Whoever will apply these rules to the earth shall truly prophesy as to drouth and famine and pestilence, save wherein man contraveneth by draining or irrigation. And if he apply himself to find the light and the darkness of the earth, these rules are sufficient. For as there are three hundred and sixty-three years in one tuff, so are there three hundred and sixty-three days in one year, besides the two days and a quarter when the sun standeth still on the north and south lines.

There’s a lot of information packed into that verse. First we see the reasoning for a “long and short” count calendar or numbering system. This is relevant, as archaeologist have found this to be common in many ancient civilizations (especially Mesoamerica), but sometimes we forget how easy mixups in these differing calendar systems can distort the dates we find in ancient histories, tablets and even the Bible. Secondly we see one of Egypt’s calendar’s as it was dualistically used with the Egyptian Great Year.  It is defined as 1 ode = 11 years, 3 odes = 1 spell, and 11 spells = 1 tuff which is 363 days or years. Perhaps it easier to see the relationship between these great cycles if we diagram them;

1 Ode = Week (with 11 days per week)
1 Spell = Month (with 3 weeks per month)
1 Tuff = Year (with 11 months per year)

This gives us 363 days per year with 2.25 intercalary days placed at the winter and summer solstice.

Still to Finish- Under Construction…

So to get a better understanding of all these numbers, let’s back up a bit and look at some of the scriptures we have which present the riddles.

1. Jehovah said: Let a sign be given to the inhabitants of the earth that they may comprehend dan’ha in the firmament of heaven. For even as I bequeathed to the earth a time for creating the living, and a time for angels to come and partake of the first fruits of mortality and immortality, so shall man at certain times and season receive testimony from My hosts in heaven.
2. And Jehovah caused the earth, and the family of the sun to travel in an orbit, the circuit of which requireth of them four million seven hundred thousand years. And he placed in the line of the orbit, at distances of three thousand years, spiritual (etherean) lights, the which places, as the earth passeth through, angels from the second heaven come into its earthly (corporeal) presence. As embassadors they come, in companies of hundreds and thousands and tens of thousands, and these are called the spiritual (etherean) hosts of the Most High.
3. Not as single individuals come they; not for a single individual mortal come they. And Jehovah gave this sign to man on earth; which is to say: In the beginning of the light of dan’ha, the spirits of the newly dead shall have power to take upon themselves the semblance of earthly (corporeal) bodies, and appear and talk face to face with mortals. Every three thousand years gave Jehovah this sign on earth, that those who learned the powers and capacities of such familiar spirits, might bear testimony in regard to the origin of man on earth.
4. Jehovah said: And when it shall come to pass in any of the times of dan’ha that these signs are manifest, man shall know that the hosts of the Most High come soon after. Let him who will become wise, enumerate the great lights of My serpent, for in such times I set aside things that are old, and establish My chosen anew.
14. And God and his Lords shall have dominion from two hundred years to a thousand or more years; but never more than three thousand years. According to the regions of dan (light) into which I bring the earth, so shall be the terms of the office of My Gods and My Lords.
15. And God and his Lords shall raise up officers to be their successors; by him and them shall they be appointed and crowned in My name.
16. At the termination of the dominion of My God and his Lords they shall gather together in these, My bound heavens, all such angels as have been prepared in wisdom and strength for resurrection to My spiritual (etherean) kingdoms. And these angels shall be called Brides and Bridegrooms to Jehovah, for they are Mine and in My service. And to God and his Lords, with the Brides and Bridegrooms, will I send down from etherea ships in the time of dan; by My spiritual (etherean) Gods and Goddesses shall the ships descend to these heavens, and receive God and His Lords with the Brides and Bridegrooms, and carry them up to the exalted regions I have prepared for them.
17. And all such as ascend shall be called a Harvest unto Me, through My God and Lords. And the time of My Harvests shall be according to each dan, which is two hundred years, four hundred years, six hundred years, and five hundred years; and these shall be called My lesser cycles because they are the times of the tables of prophecy which I give unto My servants.

[The above verses in Oahspe are a bit misleading. It paints a picture that the lights of dan are floating out in space at set locations like the spokes of a wheel, perfectly set every 3000 years time/distance in the great circle of the solar systems orbit. This is not likely, elsewhere in Oahspe it is more specific showing that these etherean “lights” are actually celestial bodies or could even be called etherean worlds which resemble comets to earth from afar. Most likely these etherean worlds/celestial bodies are also orbiting the sun like the planets (but far more eccentric and obliquely), and come back into the inner solar system with a period of ~3000 years. Thus the time of Melchizedek, Christ and Messiah are times of the “coming of the Lord”. And event which Joseph Smith taught many will say “is a comet”. To the righteous he comes with 10,000 of his angels to translate the righteous and take them away to his heavenly kingdom. To the wicked he is the destroying angel, because all who are left behind are left with the destruction this object causes to the corporeal earth and its heavens.]

6 generation= 1 dan, 7 or 7.5 dans= 1 dan’ha, 1 dan’ha = ~3000 yrs (give or take), a generation can span between 33 yrs (for a 200 yr dan) and 100 yrs (for a 600 yr dan), and a dan’ha can span between 1400 yrs (for a 200 yr dan) and 4200 yrs (for a 600 yr dan). I think it is quite possible that the length of the current Dan can be computed by the Sun’s mean polarity cycle. At present the length of the Solar Cycle is ~11 years (see wiki article for explanation of our sun’s polarity reversals). As you may have noted from many references already mentioned, it seems that 11 years as a solar “week” and 33 years as a solar “month” is a recurring theme in oahspe.

10/14.3 …Thirty three years were allotted to these Lords’ kingdoms for a resurrection, because thirty three is the division of dan corresponding to one hundred dans to each cycle. (oahspe x.x)

9 The Rakima watches in silence; patiently it sits, waiting for the day of the Destroyer. It will come in a hundred generations, as is written in the Great Vault. (SCL 33:9)

One hundred generations had passed since the overwhelming deluge and ten generations since The Destroyer last appeared. Once man lived for less than two score years, now his years were three score and ten (GLN 6:30)

-First cycle is a dispensation (of Dan). It is an intra-planetary cycle. It is the smallest major cycle and occurs multiple times per Dan. It is created by a celestial bodies ascending and descending within our own planetary vortex. (Elijah, Joseph Smith, Etc, each 200-600 years.)
-Second cycle is the destroyer (of Dan’ha). It is an extra-planetary cycle. It is the planet X/etherean world/celestial bodies, which brings great destruction to the wicked but salvation and resurrection to the righteous. (Enoch, Melchizedek, Christ, Messiah, Etc, each ~2400-3800 years.)
-Third cycle is the destruction/recreation cycle. It is a solar cycle. It occurred at the flood/creation. It is caused by something interacting with our Sun, and not just a light of Dan or celestial bodies or etherean world. (Adam, Noah, End of word, each 7000-XXXX years.)

Dan’Ha Lengths Given in Oahspe 

-Kosman to Moses/Capella = 3,400 years
-Moses to Abraham/Brahma = 2,400 years
-Abraham to Melchizedek = 3,100 years
-Melchizedek to Osiris = 3,300 years
-Osiris to Thor = 3,200 years
-Thor to Apollo = 2,800 years)
-Apollo to Sue = 3,200 years
-Sue to Aph = 3,600 years



Understanding The Jewish Jubilee in the 70 Weeks Prophesy

The Jewish Jubilee was a festival of alignment. It symbolized God’s judgement, justice and mercy as it was designed to celebrate the alignment of the heavens (primarily the sun) with the primarily lunar (moonth-based) calendar given to Moses by their God. A Jewish Jubilee Year was once every 49 lunar years and celebrated the alignment of the Jubilee cycle (49 years), and the Sabbatical Cycle (7 years), with an even more important Solar ‘Great Year’ cycle equaling 49×10 and 7×70 (or 490 years).

It’s important to realize how the Jewish Jubilee was astronomically based, being a drawn out version of the Metonic cycle presently used to align the modern Jewish lunar Calendar to the sun by adding 7 ‘leap-months’ to the Calendar each 19 years. (Usually 1 each 2 or 3 years). You see, the Jewish Calendar seeks to keep each month actually aligned with the moon’s lunar cycles. So instead of having 30/31 days each month like ours, they have 29/30 days which average to the 29.5 lunar days per month each year. (A lunar cycle is 29.53 days long or 7.3 days per phase: full, waxing, new, waning). This makes the Jewish year 354 days long instead of 365, and in need of ‘leap-months’ every few years to align with the sun instead of just a ‘leap-day’ every 4 years like ours.

With the ancient Jubilee however, I believe that instead of adding 7 months each 19 years as they currently do, they were brilliantly instructed to add 18 months (or 1.5 years) every 49 years instead. (Think delayed gratification.) The 1.4 years being intercalated time and a Sabbath time of rest and release. It did NOT begin every 49 solar years, but every 49 lunar ‘years‘, (which are 12×29.5306 days long which is 47.5 solar years). A full lunar Jubilee cycle therefore began on day 17,346 (or 49yrs of 12m x 29.5d). That would put it 531.55 days behind the true solar 49 year period of 17,896.87 days at the beginning of the Jubilee. So to catch up the sacred calendar to the solar one, they would need to add 531 days or 18 months each 49 lunar years. This would align with the true year within 0.55 days, which means an extra day would also need to be added every other Jubilee in addition to the 18 months.

Table of ‘Metonic Cycle’ like intervals where whole months can be added to bring lunar cycle into sync with solar cycle. With the Jubilee, we add 1.5 lunar years every 49 lunar years; which equals 49 solar years (short .55 days)

So then if one wants to track the captivity of Israel for not keeping the Sabbath as Daniel did (because the Jubilee was considered a Sabbath). We take those 18 months accrued each Jubilee of 49 lunar/47.5 solar years and carry them to a Great Year (of 490 years) which is 180 months or 15 years each 490 lunar/475 solar years. So then 15 solar years of each 490 solar years should be a captivity for not keeping the sacred Jubilees, IN ADDITION to the captivity Moses/Jeramiah decreed for not keeping the regular sabbatical years (1 every 7 years) which equal 70 in a 490 year period. So in all, the captivity is not just 70 years, but 70+15 or 85 years each 490 year cycle.

Daniel and Israel’s elite had already been in captivity for 15 years from 606 BC to 589 BC between the first and second Babylonian destructions of Jerusalem when he prophesied. So he knew 70 years were left.

The 1290 & 1335 days

So how does the 42 months or 1260 days or 3.5 years or “time, times and an half” of Daniel & Revelations fit into this? How about the 1290 & 1335 days?

25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25)
6 “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” 7 “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” 11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days (Daniel 12:11–12)

2 “But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. 3 And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Rev 11:2–3)

(I think its the difference between the tropical month and sidereal month over a span of x time. (back check?)

days/monthx12x47.5 yrx49 yrx50 yr
Tropical Lunar Month27.321582 days327.86
Synodic/faze Lunar Month29.530588 days354.37
Difference between the two26.5 days318 d1258.901298.661325.16
Tropical vs Synodic Month Table

The sidereal month is the time needed for the Moon to return to the same place against the background of the stars, and is 27.321661 days (i.e., 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes 12 seconds). The tropical month is the time needed for the moon to return to the same place against the backdrop of the sun, and is 27.321582 days (i.e., 27 days 7 hours 43 minutes 5 seconds), only 7 seconds shorter than the sidereal month. The draconic, or nodical, month of 27.212220 days (i.e., 27 days 5 hours 5 minutes 35.8 seconds) is the time between the Moon’s passages through the same node, or intersection of its orbit with the ecliptic, the apparent pathway of the Sun. (not as important)

So: Synodic= 29.530 days, Tropical= 27.321 days, Sideral= 27.321 days, Draconian= 27.212 days, Anomalistic= 27.554 days.

As seen in the ‘Tropical vs Synodic Month Table‘ above, the difference between Tropical Months and Synodic/faze Months over a 49 year period is ~1290 days (1298.657). Coincidence? The difference between the two in 50 years is 1325 days (1325.16). Coincidence? The difference between the two in 47.5 years (a Jubilee before we add the 18 intercalary months/1.5 years = 1258 days (1258.91). Coincidence? So again, that’s 1258 vs. 1260, 1298 vs. 1290, and 1325 vs. 1335 days. Off by only 2-10 days. And if we simplify the offset between the lunar tropical & Sideral years to 26.5 days, all the differences become even closer (1.25, 8.5, 10 days different from the 1260,1290,1325).

So does it not seem that the significance of the above verses is saying that the punishment of Israel during the Times of the Gentiles (Time, Times & half Time) is somehow equal to the time between Tropical and Synodic Months? Doesn’t it seem that Israel had multiple calendars?! One Solar. One with twelve 29.5 day months (like they use now), And ANOTHER that tracked the Tropical Moonth (perhaps with thirteen months of 27 days each? Note that 13×27.3=354.9 almost exactly the Synodic Moonth Year)

To recap. There is 26.5 days difference per year between Tropical & Synodic months. That difference could easily be made up by adding a 13th tropical month each year. But if we track that difference over 47.5,49 & 50 years, it becomes ~1260,1290,1325 days.

Now… what if we track that out to 490 years instead of 49 years? We just times by 10 making 12600,12900,13250 days. Which in years is 34.5,35.3,36.3 years. Are these significant? They are all about half of 70, which could certainly be something… since Daniel’s vision seems to suggest ‘In the midst of the week/hedomad, the sacrifice will cease, and most Christendom believe this “week or hebdomad” is a period of seven… but this logic seems to suggest it’s a “week or hebdomad” of 70 years. And the ‘midst’ is 34.5,35.3,36.3 years! (which is right when Christ died, and Pentecost ended and such)

Note, these would be important because they “should” equate to the amount of time needed for the moon phases to return to the same spot in the sky against the backdrop of the stars? Since this is what the difference between Tropical and Synodic months is measuring? Right?
This helps prophesy eclipses.. since they happen EVERY 54.093 years in the same region. Check to see if a special one happens around every 490 years. (54.093×9=486.8). So basically 3.5 years (or 1260 days) before 490 there is an eclipse!


DOES THIS HAVE ANY BEARING ON MESOAMERICAN 13 MONTH CYCLES? (13X20=260 x73=52yrs). I think it has to do with Venus somehow. So then there’s 3 calendars
All sink with the Solar
1. Synodic Month (12 months + Jubilee 18 months to catch up)
2. Tropical Month (13 months keeps in sink with Synodic Calendar above)
3. Venus Month. (this is the only one preserved, since it was Egyptian/Austronesian it wasn’t eradicated w/Nephites)

Put it all together..

24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him

  1. From Command to restore to Anointed one = 7*62 or 68 sevens (483 yrs)
  2. After the 62 sevens, Anointed put to death.
  3. Confirm covenant for 1 seven. (70 yr period)
  4. In middle it, sacrifice ends, abomination set up, end comes as a flood (34.5,35.3,36.3 years)

Day started: At sundown when 3 first stars are visible (evening and then morning [and then day] are the [first] day)
Daily Sacrifices were offered: The daily sacrifices consisted of two burnt offerings: one lamb … in the morning [9:00 AM], the other lamb … in the evening [3:00 PM] (Numbers 28:4,8). This last phrase, in the evening, is literally ‘between the evenings’ or twilight. Evening one would be for the next day, since day starts at sundown.
Festival Sacrifices were offered: Numbers 28:23 suggests they were presented immediately after the morning sacrifice.
Passover Sacrifices were offered: initially slain “in the evening” or twilight (cf. Numbers 9:3Leviticus 23:5) until the temple was built and then offered at approximately 3:00 P.M

Note: Some Rabbis considered twilight to be when the sun sets until the appearance of three stars, this is where the symbol of a crescent with one, two or three stars in the crescent began.

Month Started: The END of the new moon (when the tiniest crescent appeared. (Rosh Chodesh) Full Moon falls in center of month.
Year Ended: Either after 12 lunations (354 days) or 13 lunations

The Jewish Calendar as a Cipher to Celestial Cycles

It appears that the Jewish Calendar was created as a sort of type, key or microcosm of larger scale celestial cycles. The 490 year cycle for instance is undoubtedly based on a well understood Venus transit cycle. A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and earth thus becoming visible as a black dot against the solar disk. Much like a solar eclipse of the moon, these transits last several hours and generally occur in a pattern of ‘pairs’ that repeat every 243 years with a pair of transits eight years apart in December (Gregorian calendar) followed by a gap of 121.5 years, then another pair eight years apart in June, followed by another gap, of 105.5 years.

This Venus ‘Great Year’ is notable itself for being a macrocosm for Venus’s 263 day “yearly” orbit as an evening and morning star. It’s called this because Venus spends exactly 265 days as a morning star (brightly preceding the sun’s rise each morning), then it seems dead, disappearing for 8 days below the horizon, before appearing/resurrecting again as an evening star (trailing the setting sun each night) before catching the sun and spending ~46 days hidden in its light. This gives us 4 important ‘sacred’ numbers. 265, 8, 265 & 46 (=584 days).

Some of these numbers are quite similar to those of it’s great year of 243 years and 8 years. And the number 8 fits nicely with the number 7 which is universally used to trace the phases of the moon. (The moon has 4 fazes of 7 days each ‘moonth’ and if we create a festival which lasts from Sunday to Sunday it equals 8 days). Furthermore, Venus transits or crosses between the earth and the sun 5 times every 8 years. In 52 years (the number of weeks per year), it crosses 32.5 times. And if we’d rather use whole numbers we just double that to track it’s 65 (13×5) transits every 104 years. Which if we times by 5 yet again (104×5) gives us 520 years. (and note that 8×5 = 40, they clearly counted by 5s!)

So why are these numbers important? Likely because the most important parts of any good calendar are tracking the tracking the solar year, and telling you when to plant & harvest by tracking the Spring & Fall equinoxes. (with moon cycles thrown in). Well it just so happens that if we want to include a 7/8 week festival (tracking the moon) twice a year with the equinoxes. Then the 8 day & 8 year Venus cycles are a GREAT thing to throw in to help us know where we are in a cycle. (Because Venus is probably the most visible star in the sky after the sun & moon!). So it makes sense to start our calendar where Venus’ 8 DAY cycle matches with our spring equinox as well as our 8 year Venus transit. And how often does this happen?! finish this…

[The match is in using the 243 year Venus transit as a macrocosm of the Jewish year. The two 8 year periods of transits matching with the two 8 day festivals of Israel. So 121.5yrs / 8yrs / 105.5yrs / 8yrs is roughly equal to = 177d / 8 day / 153d / 8 day. And note that tons of past transits match almost perfectly with my 490 year cycles. See Nasa’s list here. 243×2=486]

List of Micro/Macrocosms (see here)
-8 day festivals, twice a year. = Venus transit
-Festival of weeks = Jubilee
-49 year Jubilee =