Humanity uses highly archaic language such as "sunset" and "sunrise" (the sun doesn't set or rise--the Earth spins), which gives a completely false sensory impression of the Sun-Human-Earth (SHE) system. If you “see” the sun “moving” or “setting” or “rising,” you are seeing a delusion.
We have all experienced sitting in an auto or train and having another vehicle sitting nearby. Suddenly we think we are moving, but it turns out that the other vehicle was really moving. We are disoriented for a second while we transition to the correct orientation.
Humanity has been thinking that it was the sun that was moving for many millennia, and now we may go through a transition phase. The end result will be for humanity to collectively realize that it was the earth spinning, not the sun moving. This transition phase may last a long time—perhaps hundreds of years. It will be a disorienting period. However, the building of Spacehenges could help this transition.
Stonehenge, a famous circle of large stones, was built some 4,000 years ago in Southern England, and was probably one of the world's first mainframe computers and observatories. It stored information about the summer solstice (the longest day of the year).
Spacehenge could be a popular tourist attraction built somewhere in Southwest. Additional Spacehenges could be built at schools and universities in the US and around the world.
A science project could be done to construct a simple Spacehenge (made of wood, metal, or concrete). First a large central pole would be placed in the ground. Then, over the course of the next year, students could mark with additional poles the six spots on the horizon where the sun set and rose at summer solstice, winter solstice and fall and spring equinoxes. These six poles (which could be of wood, metal or other materials) would all be placed at a common radius from the central pole.
An alternative method would be to obtain, or calculate, the correct angles involved.
Spacehenge will allow humanity to reconnect to the natural world, the cycle of the seasons, and correctly orient them within the larger scale of solar system.
I observed that Homo sapiens had become urbanized to such an extent that it had a highly processed and unnatural view of the environment. It had disconnected from the environment that had first stimulated the rise of mathematics and science.
In the picture, a handheld wooden Spacehenge model that was calibrated for the latitude of Los Angles. At this latitude, there are 61 degrees between true North and the adjacent poles on the model, and also 61 degrees between South and the adjacent poles on the model.
I call the sun, or Sol, the "home star," and I also renamed the 4 major points of the Earth's orbit:
Winter solstice: the point when the North Pole has maximum tilt away from the home star.
Spring equinox: a point when the North Pole is tilted sideways with respect to home star.
Summer solstice: the point when the North Pole has maximum tilt towards the home star.
Fall equinox: a point when the North Pole is tilted sideways with respect to home star.
|Orbital Point 4 or 0
|Spring Orbital Point
|Orbital Point 1
|Orbital Point 2
|Fall Orbital Point
|Orbital Point 3
I use the Northern Hemisphere as a reference point as 90% of humanity lives in this hemisphere.
The "sunrise" and "sunset" I re-labeled "spin-in" (the Earth spins in toward the inner solar system) and "spin-out" (the earth spins out toward the outer solar system.)
For example, "sunset on the summer solstice" would be: Summer Side Spin-Out. "Sunrise on the fall equinox" would be: Fall Side Spin-In. These new labels have the effect of orienting the average person correctly within the solar system for the first time.
In a Spacehenge these new labels could be used along with the old ones. Thus, the six surrounding poles (moving clockwise) would mark these major events (approximate view of poles from latitude of Los Angles).
By using new labels, rather than the antiquated "sunrise,” "sunset," and "summer solstice" and "winter solstice," the visitor to a Spacehenge would have his senses oriented correctly within the solar system for the first time, and would comprehend and directly sense (perhaps for the first time) the true size of the Home Star in relation to the Earth, and the location of the Earth in its orbit around the Home Star.
In fact, one can experience this reorientation of the senses to some degree without Spacehenge. Simply go outside and watch a "sunset," but instead of calling it a sunset call it a "spin-out." Keep this image in your mind of spin-out rather than sunset. In your mind, think that the Earth is spinning to face the outer part of the solar system (which it is), rather than the sun "setting" (which it is not).
The effect is quite noticeable and almost overwhelming. The Earth will shrink in size, and the home star will recede in distance, until you perceive them correctly, in true proportion, within the immense span of the solar system. At the site of Spacehenge the effect would be even stronger.
A Sundial is really an Earth Spin Dial. It locates the Earth in its rotation. The shadow of the device does not move and the sun does not move: the Earth is spinning. Any sun-made shadow represents a marker that always points to the outer solar system. In other words the line from the top of your head to the tip of the shadow points directly out of the solar system.
A Spacehenge is really an Earth's Orbit Dial. It locates the Earth in its revolution around the sun. It could also be called an Earth Tracking System.
What it does is to measure the amount of the North Pole’s tilt relative to our Home Star. The sun is not shifting on the horizon; the North Pole is changing its tilt relative to the Home Star. At some points in its orbit it is tilted toward the Home Star, and at some points it is titled away from the Home Star.
Spacehenge is a ring, sitting on a spinning ball that is tilted in a fixed way as it rounds the Home Star.
The horizon line is in actual fact a ring about the observer. When we build a Spacehenge or Stone Circle monument we are shrinking this horizon ring to a smaller and more manageable size.
As the Ring sits on the Earth, it spins with the Earth (as Earth rounds the Home Star). The sun will intersect a point on the edge of the Ring. From this one can determine the location of the Earth in orbit around the Home Star. If a Ring were big enough, one could use it to find each day of the calendar (of the orbit).
This early prototype of a Spacehenge Ring (made of plastic) didn't work as the inventor oriented it to the wrong side of magnetic north.
Inventor stands in center of a Spacehenge Ring (made of metal) prototype that worked! It correctly predicted the Earth's position in orbit around the sun from a location in the desert just north of Los Angeles. Smaller poles indicate the length of the shadow at various orbital points (solstice and equinox) due to the tilt of the earth.
A Spacehenge from an angle slightly above it.
Pole and home star correctly align to show that the earth is now located at Orbital Point 2 (mid-summer solstice).