Chapter 12
The Day Of The Lord

“But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

II Peter 3:10                             


Every celestial object that orbits another, greater celestial object passes through 360 degrees from orbital start to finish, no matter how circular or elliptical said orbit may be. If one were in a (more or less) circular orbit like the Earth around the Sun, the passage from one degree of the orbit to another would (more or less) be equal in time-length. On the other hand, if one were in a highly elliptical, comet-like orbit such as Planet X Nibiru, then those orbital degrees at aphelion and perihelion would be “shorter” than the orbital degrees in the “elongated sides” of the orbit. Nevertheless, certain “generalities” may be suggested about such an elliptical orbit. There is no doubt that the orbit of Planet X Nibiru around the Sun requires the passage of 3,600 Earth Years. If we consider one “full” generation to be 72 years (equivalent to the passage of one degree in Earth’s Precession of the Equinoxes, which lasts for 25,920 years), then in the span of One Nibiruan Year, 50 “full” generations of humanoid, Cro-Magnon Sapiens could come and go from the face of the Earth. Old memories from the mystical past would quickly fade like dreams from long ago, even before great-grandmother’s time. We cannot blame the ancient people for not accurately keeping these legends of Planet X Nibiru alive until our modern era. It would have been impossible for them (or us!), even under the best of circumstances.

Our Earth Orbit around the Sun requires 360 degrees and 365.25 days. One degree of our orbit (more or less) equals one day of our solar calendar. According to Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky in Worlds In Collision, before the last departure sequence of Planet X Nibiru, our calendar had exactly 360 days, the same as the number of degrees in our orbit. For additional details regarding these “galactic mathematics”, go HERE





Today’s Date: 21 December 2002
[NOTE: The first half of this essay was written in December 2002; the second half, in June 2003. And I have modified it slightly in August 2003 for inclusion in this book. RS]

We are exactly 10 years away from the Mayan End-Time Date of 21 December 2012. The Mayan Calendar can be compared to the odometer of an automobile. On 21 December 2012, the Mayan Calendar will “roll over” to, like an automobile does at 100,000 miles. On 22 December 2012 the count would look like this: No matter what else may happen in our lives between now and then, the Mayan Calendar will begin a newAtautun” on 22 December 2012. How do we know this? The Mayan Calendar was in operation before America was “discovered” by the Europeans, and it is still in operation amongst certain tribes in Guatemala. There can be no doubt whatsoever that the Mayan Calendar End-Time Date is 21 December 2012; and it is more than merely coincidental that this End-Time falls on the Winter Solstice, the time of the year at which our Sun is aligned with theDark Rift” or “Black Road” at the Center of the Galaxy, in line with the ultra-mysterious M-22 microlensing object, discovered in June 2001 by NASA astronomers.

Fortunately for us, Planet X Nibiru’s orbit is easy to analyze. 3,600 Earth Years divided by an orbit of 360 degrees equals 10 Earth Years per 1 Orbital Degree (on the average!). Therefore, if “as above, so below”, and one Nibiruan Day (more or less) equals one Orbital Degree (as here on Earth), then One Nibiruan Day equals 10 Earth Years. And if the Mayan End-Time Date indeed refers to the passage of Planet X Nibiru, then—from the Nibiruan perspective!—we have just entered the final day—THE DAY OF THE LORD! Many of those Saurians may have just come out of deep-space hibernation and are having breakfast, even as we “contemplate” them! Think about it.

The prediction of a 2003 passage falls within this DAY OF THE LORD. As far as I personally am concerned, at this point in planetary history, it is rather “immaterial” whether this DAY OF THE LORD culminates in 2003 or 2012 or somewhere in between. There is certainly enough leeway in “establishment history”—even within the Velikovskian Reconstruction—to accommodate an “error” of only 10 Earth Years between the calculated time of Exodus/Santorini and the Mayan End-Time Date. And let me remind everybody again that, according to John Major Jenkins, the “origin” of the “modern” Mayan Calendar started in the year 679 BCE which was only 8 years after 687 BCE. The year 679 BCE was a “turning point” year of history in the Middle East, as well as it obviously seems to have been in the New World, as then “undiscovered” by European Caucasians. This is simply not a “coincidence” that can be casually brushed aside. We would do so at our peril, especially when the number of years between Exodus/Santorini and 2012 equals exactly 3,600!

Exactly when we would first be able to view Planet X Nibiru with the naked eye would depend in large part on where its aphelion is located, where it travels in its orbit when it is not tethered to our North Pole. There are two possible aphelia:
Sirius or the Oort Cloud.


It is entirely possible that Planet X Nibiru actually travels to Sirius in a period of 900 Earth Years (one of its seasons), stays in the Sirius System for 900 years, returns here over another period of 900 years, and then remains here as The Cosmic Tree or North Nail Yggdrasill for 900 yearsThe Counter Earth, as Pythagoras described it. If so, then that cluster of free-floating “Rogue Planets” discovered in the vicinity of Orion five years ago (as reported in Astronomy magazine, December 1997—see Chapter 11) might be Planet X Nibiru and its “Host”. Orion is in the general direction of Sirius, and these Rogue Planets may be inbound. Consider the following mathematics, and I have also seen the distance to Sirius shortened to 8.3 Light-Years.

Sirius—> Sun = 8.7 Light-Years

1 Light-Year = 5,900,000,000,000 Miles

(America’s national debt in terms of dollars far exceeds the number of miles in one Light-Year, it might be noted parenthetically.)

8.7 X 5,900,000,000,000 = 51,330,000,000,000 Miles (51.33 Trillion Miles)

Rogue Planet X Nibiru’s Orbit = 3,600 Earth Years

Rogue Planet X Nibiru’s Year = 4


Rogue Planet X Nibiruan Seasons


1 Rogue Planet X Nibiruan Season = 900 Earth Years

  • Season One    = 900 Earth Years Tethered At Sirius

  • Season Two    = 900 Earth Years In Transit To Earth

  • Season Three  = 900 Earth Years Tethered As Earth’s Hyperborea

  • Season Four   = 900 Earth Years In Transit Back To Sirius

The Dogon Legend of Sirius B (see The Sirius Mystery by Robert K.G. Temple and The Sirius Connection by Murry Hope) would fit quite nicely into this scenario. When asked by the Dogons whence they came, the Saurians pointed towards Sirius.


51,330,000,000,000 Miles / 900 Earth Years = 57,000,000,000 Miles Per Year


57,000,000,000 / 365.25 = 156,000,000 Miles Per Day


156,000,000 / 24 = 6,500,000 Miles Per Hour


Today’s Date = 21 December 2002 CE.
Rogue Planet X Nibiru’s “Maximum” Return Date = 21 December 2012 CE (Chinese Year Of The Dragon, Mayan End-Time Date)

Conclusion: From this mathematical hypothesis, including a transit to Sirius and back, it can be determined that as of today, 10 years in advance of its actual “maximum” return date, Rogue Planet X Nibiru would be located (10 X
57,000,000,000 =) 570,000,000,000 miles from Earth. That distance would equal (570 / 3.666 =) 155.48 times farther from the Sun than the mean distance to the Planet Pluto. It would not be visible to either the naked eye or any telescope.


Assumption: Rogue Planet X Nibiru (about the size of Neptune) can be faintly sighted by the naked eye at a distance from Earth equivalent to the mean distance from the Sun to Neptune.

  • Neptune’s Mean Distance = 2,700,000,000 Miles (2.7 Billion Miles)

  • 2,700,000,000 miles / 156,000,000 miles travel per day = 17.31 Earth Days

Conclusion: Therefore, hypothetically in this assumption, Rogue Planet X Nibiru could first be sighted by the discerning naked eye only on the date of 3 December 2012 CE. Thus, in epochs long past, the “priests” of Sumeria would have needed to travel out into the darkened desert to watch their then unpolluted sky for the arrival of the “Planet of the Crossing” only about a month in advance of the mass-public naked-eye sighting by the vast majority of common people. Now to develop the alternate scenario that Planet X Nibiru’s aphelion occurs near the Oort Cloud, the distance from the Sun to the outermost fringes of this Solar System, i.e., to the isotropic bubble known as the Oort Cloud, is estimated to be approximately 50,000 Astronomical Units (or AU). One AU is equivalent to the mean distance from the Sun to the Earth, which is 92,900,000 miles.

  • 50,000 X 92,900,000 = 4,645,000,000,000 Miles (4.645 Trillion Miles)

  • One Light-Year = 5,900,000,000,000 Miles (5.9 Trillion Miles)

Thus, the Oort Cloud’s radius from the Sun is about 1.25 trillion miles shorter than the distance of one Light-Year.

Assuming that Planet X Nibiru (or some hypothetical companion Brown-Dwarf “Nemesis Star”) does not “cross over” between the Sirius System and our Solar System (i.e., “Planet Of The Crossing” or “Planet Of The Passing Over”), that it traverses only the internal distances of this Solar System; and assuming further that 900 Earth Years, one local “season” on Planet X Nibiru, is spent tethered to Earth as the Object Hyperborea, then after Planet X Nibiru detethers and begins its voyage back to its Oort Cloud Aphelion, where it turns around to repeat its return voyage to its Hyperborea Perihelion, in its elongated comet-like orbit, it would travel approximately twice the distance from the Sun to the Oort Cloud.

  • 2 X 4,645,000,000,000 = 9,290,000,000,000 Miles (9.29 Trillion Miles)

  • 3,600 Earth Years - 900 Earth Years at Hyperborea = 2,700 Years Transit

  • 9,290,000,000,000 / 2,700 = 344,074,074 Miles Per Earth Year

  • 344,074,074 / 365.25 = 942,023.47 Miles Per Day

  • 942,023.47 / 24 = 39,250.98 Miles Per Hour

By way of comparison, the Earth travels around the Sun at a speed of about 66,587.66 Miles Per Hour, as can be determined by the following calculations.

  • C = 2(PI)r

  • PI = 3.14159

  • r = 92,900,000 Miles (Mean Distance Sun-Earth)

  • 2 X 3.14159 X 92,900,000 = 583,707,422 Miles (Earth Orbit Circumference)

  • 583,707,422 / 365.25 = 1,598,103.825 Miles Per Day

  • 1,598,103.825 / 24 = 66,587.66 Miles Per Hour

Earth’s “space travel” speed would be significantly faster than that of Planet X Nibiru, as determined by this Intra-Solar-System Scenario; however, as per the previous calculations of the speed of Planet X, if it does indeed travel or “cross over” from the Sirius System to our System, its previous rate of 6,500,000 Miles Per Hour is approximately 100 times the speed of Earth in our orbit.


Assuming that Planet X Nibiru’s “maximum” return date coincides with the next Chinese Year of the Dragon and the Mayan End-Time Date, then at the present time it would be (10 X 344,074,074 =) 3,440,740,740 miles distant from the Sun. That is 226 million fewer miles than the mean distance from the Sun to the Planet Pluto, which is 3,666,000,000 miles. Thus, at the present time, Planet X Nibiru would be closer to us than Pluto, yet more distant than Neptune, and thus still be invisible to the naked eye.

In this Intra-Solar-System Scenario, where Planet X Nibiru does not “cross” or “pass” over from one star-system to another, when this Uranus/Neptune-sized Planet reaches the innermore Solar System, it would become visible to the nakedeye at some point in time, perhaps at a distance of 2 billion miles, midway between the Planets Neptune and Uranus.

2,000,000,000 / 344,074,074 = 5.813

In such a case, Planet X Nibiru would first become visible to the naked eye 5.813 Years prior to the date of 21 December 2012—or one might add for clarity here, prior to the date of the “passing” per se, which in the case of a “passing” in May 2003 should have occurred 5-6 years ago.

  • 21 December 2012 - 5 Years = 21 December 2007

  • 0.813 X 365.25 = 296.95 Days

  • 21 December 2007 - 296.95 Days = 28 February 2007

NOTA BENE: “The Planet Of The Crossing” is intimately associated with the Jewish Passover, as a “Planet Of The Passing Over”. Since the Jewish Passover is connected to both the onset of Spring and to the annual Christian Easter Date, this serendipitously hypothetical projection harmonizes quite well with the approximate seasonality of the Jewish Passover. In fact, Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky quite significantly and coincidentally postulated in Worlds In Collision that his “Mars Catastrophe” (i.e., the detethering and departure sequence of the Planet X Nibiru) began on 26 February 747 BCE and ended on 23 March 687 BCE. And because Dr. Velikovsky’s “Venus Catastrophe” (i.e., the arrival tethering sequence of Planet X Nibiru) accompanied the Israelite Exodus from Egypt (following the very first Passover), then that earlier “Venus Catastrophe” also occurred around the time of the Vernal Equinox, although Dr. Velikovsky did not provide an absolutely specific calendar date for his “Venus Catastrophe” or Exodus-Santorini Cataclysm. See also Chapter 6.

It must be emphasized here that my calculation resulting in this February date for the year 2007 was “serendipitous” in the sense that a naked-eye visibility distance from Earth might first occur at a distance of 2 billion miles. If one were to use a distance of 2.7 billion miles, for example, the mean distance to Neptune, this second calculation would not necessarily be the same. This is an “accidental” conclusion based solely upon the mathematics contained here, in which a distance of 2 billion miles was rather arbitrarily selected. However, it is certainly “interesting” that it was computed as such, but this serendipity does not imply complete accuracy. For the record, the Jewish Passover will fall on 2 April 2007 and Easter Sunday on April 8.

In ancient times, when people were technologically inferior (although not necessarily intellectually inferior) to us today, maybe the “sudden appearance” of Rogue Planet X Nibiru and its “Host” did indeed seem like the coming of a thief in the night. One would hope that in our modern world with our International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope, we won’t be taken aback by total surprise this time around. But, if this Rogue Planet is “cloaked” specifically to prevent our detection, then there would be little that we could do, technologically or otherwise, to “discover” it in advance of when it “wishes” itself to be discovered, when “Gabriel blows his horn” to announce its arrival. As that old Greek Samian riddle states:

“My cloak I shed in the light of my reflection.
My grand entrance I make after the serpent appears.
Then they will know me.”

Only when Planet X Nibiru once more becomes visible either to the Hubble Space Telescope or to the naked eye shall we be able to compute with greater certainty all of these various mathematical factors.

In the rest of this chapter, I am going to transcribe verbatim from The Twelfth Planet by Zecharia Sitchin (New York, 1978), specifically from Chapter 8, “Kingship Of Heaven”, pages 236-248 in my Avon edition. Quotation marks will not be placed around Sitchin’s text itself, and I’ll intersperse COMMENTs within it.



Studies of the “Epic of Creation” and parallel texts (for example, S. Langdon’s The Babylonian Epic of Creation) show that sometime after 2000 B.C., Marduk, son of Enki, was the successful winner of a contest with Ninurta, son of Enlil, for supremacy among the gods. The Babylonians then revised the original Sumerian “Epic of Creation”, expunged from it all references to Ninurta and most references to Enlil, and renamed the invading planet Marduk. The actual elevation of Marduk to the status of “King of the Gods” upon Earth was thus accompanied by assigning to him, as his celestial counterpart, the planet of the Nefilim, the Twelfth Planet. As “Lord of the Celestial Gods {the planets}” Marduk was thus also “King of the Heavens”.

Some scholars at first believed that “Marduk” was either the North Star or some other bright star seen in the Mesopotamian skies at the time of the spring equinox because the celestial Marduk was described as a “bright heavenly body”. But Albert Schott (Marduk und sein Stern) and others have shown conclusively that all the ancient astronomical texts spoke of Marduk as a member of the solar system.


[COMMENT: Three important points must be made about the preceding paragraph. First, obviously somewhere in his research Sitchin found a reference to Marduk in connection with the North Star. That certainly refers to a tethered Nibiru eclipsing the position of the North Star.

[Second, note the reference to this “bright star” being seen at the time of the Vernal Equinox. As Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky has demonstrated in Worlds In Collision, the “cataclysm” of 1587 BCE occurred around the Vernal Equinox and gave rise to the tradition of the Jewish Passover, another phrase to describe this “Planet of the Crossing” implying a “passing over” from one position to another. If Sitchin had not found a reference to the Vernal Equinox, then he would not have “instinctively” or “subconsciously” included a mention of it.

[And third, Dr. Velikovsky concluded in Worlds In Collision that these mysterious references to “Marduk” actually referred to Venus, which “exploded” out of Jupiter as a “comet” in 1587 BCE, resulting in a series of cataclysms on Earth, before this new “comet-planet” settled into it current orbit, somewhere around 1500 BCE. RS]


Since other epithets described Marduk as the “Great Heavenly Body” and the “One Who Illumines”, the theory was advanced that Marduk was a Babylonian Sun God, parallel to the Egyptian god Ra, whom the scholars also considered a Sun God. Texts describing Marduk as he “who scans the heights of the distant heavens…wearing a halo whose brilliance is awe-inspiriting” appeared to support this theory. But the same text continued to say that “he surveys the lands like Shamash {the Sun}.” If Marduk was in some respects akin to the Sun, he could not, of course, be the Sun.

[COMMENT: This is a most crucial concept that Sitchin is presenting here. Any planet that was tethered approximately 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) above our North Pole would be visible day and night to any observer in the Northern Hemisphere. Thus, it would seem to “rule” the sky, similar to the dawn-to-dawn Sun God Ra, which would refer to the Sun that we see today. It would “survey the lands” from on high, as the Sun does. RS]

If Marduk was not the Sun, which one of the planets was he? The ancient astronomical texts failed to fit any one planet. Basing their theories on certain epithets (such as Son of the Sun), some scholars pointed at Saturn. The description of Marduk as a reddish planet made Mars, too, a candidate. But the texts placed Marduk in markas shame (“In the center of Heaven”), and this convinced most scholars that the proper identification should be Jupiter, which is located in the center of the line of planets:

  • Mercury Venus Earth Mars

  • Jupiter

  • Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto

This theory suffers from a contradiction. The same scholars who put it forward were the ones who held the view that the Chaldeans were unaware of the planets beyond Saturn. These scholars list Earth as a planet, while contending that the Chaldeans thought of Earth as a flat center of the planetary system. And they omit the Moon, which the Mesopotamians most definitely counted among the “celestial gods”. The equating of the Twelfth Planet with Jupiter simply does not work out.


[COMMENT: If one were living in the Northern Hemisphere, where all these ancient civilizations were located, and one looked to the North and saw all the Constellations revolving around “Yggdrasill”, and if said “Hyperborea” (Beyond The North) were 12 times larger than our Sun God Ra, certainly it would seem to be in the “center” of Heaven.

[Sitchin’s logic is correct, but he fails to understand the meaning of the concept of “center of Heaven”. Neither did Dr. Velikovsky, who proposed in KRONOS Journal in the 1970s that Saturn was this peculiar “tethered object” above our North Pole. It was not Saturn. It was the Planet X Nibiru. RS]


The “Epic of Creation” clearly states that Marduk was an invader from outside the solar system, passing by the outer planets (including Saturn and Jupiter) before colliding with Tiamat. The Sumerians called the planet NIBIRU, the “planet of the crossing”, and the Babylonian version of the epic retained the following astronomical information:

Planet NIBIRU:
The Crossroads of Heaven and Earth he shall occupy.
Above and below, they shall not go across;
They must await him.

Planet NIBIRU:
Planet which is brilliant in the heavens.
He holds the central position;
To him they shall pay homage.

Planet NIBIRU:
It is he who without tiring
The midst of Tiamat keeps crossing.
Let “CROSSING” be his name—
The one who occupies the midst.

These lines provide the additional and conclusive information that in dividing the other planets into two equal groups, the Twelfth Planet in “the midst of Tiamat keeps crossing”: Its orbit takes it again and again to the site of the celestial battle, where Tiamat used to be.

[COMMENT: I would venture the idea that the exact rendering of the Sumerian word doesn’t so much mean “crossing” but “turning”; that would correlate with the millwheel ideas of de Santillana and von Dechend in Hamlet’s Mill. RS]


We find that astronomical texts that dealt in a highly sophisticated manner with the planetary periods, as well as lists of planets in their celestial order, also suggested that Marduk appeared somewhere between Jupiter and Mars. Since the Sumerians did not know of all the planets, the appearance of the Twelfth Planet in “the central position” confirms our conclusions:

  • Mercury Venus Moon Earth Mars

  • Marduk

  • Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto

If Marduk’s orbit takes it to where Tiamat once was, relatively near us (between Mars and Jupiter), why have we not yet seen this planet, which is supposedly large and bright?

[COMMENT: To re-emphasize, “the central position” would be the celestial position of the rotation of the Earth on its axis, that is, the North Star. RS]


The Mesopotamian texts spoke of Marduk as reaching unknown regions of the skies and the far reaches of the universe. “He scans the hidden knowledge…he sees all the quarters of the universe.” He was described as the “monitor” of all the planets, one whose orbit enables him to encircle all the others. “He keeps hold on their bands {orbits},” makes a “hoop” around them. His orbit was “loftier” and “grander” than that of any other planet. It thus occurred to Franz Kugler (Sternkunde und Sterndienst in Babylon) that Marduk was a fast-moving celestial body, orbiting in a great elliptical path just like a comet.


[COMMENT: What the ancients meant by “far reaches of the universe” is something that we can only speculate about. However, as discussed previously, if “Marduk” spends its “aphelion” (with respect to us) tethered in the Sirius System, perhaps Sirius, or the Orion Region, is what is meant by “far reaches”. Or perhaps it is a reference to the “Oort Cloud” about which the ancients probably had no idea. Nevertheless, if Planet X Nibiru were tethered to our North Pole, it would certainly seem “loftier” and “grander” than the other planets. RS]


Such an elliptical path, focused on the Sun as a center of gravity, has an apogee— the point farthest from the Sun, where the return flight begins—and a perigee—the point nearest the Sun, where the return to outer space begins. We find that two such “bases” are indeed associated with Marduk in the Mesopotamian texts. The Sumerian texts described the planet as going from AN.UR (“Heaven’s base”) to E.NUN (“lordly abode”). The Creation epic said of Marduk:

He crossed the heaven and surveyed the regions… The structure of the Deep the Lord then measured. E-Shara he established as his outstanding abode; E-Shara as a great abode in the Heaven he established.

One “abode” was thus “outstanding”—far in the deep regions of space. The other was established in the “Heaven”, within the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter. (Fig. 111)

[COMMENT: Sitchin includes a diagram of the orbit of “Marduk” which is long and “cometary” in nature and perpendicular to the orbits of the Planets of the Ecliptic. It is simply impossible to know at this juncture of research if Planet X Nibiru’s aphelion is in the Oort Cloud or the Sirian System or somewhere else. Its “ultimate perihelion” or its “station” in the sky would be between here and the North Star Polaris, tethered to our North Pole from its South Pole. The Cosmic Tree. Yggdrasill. Hyperborea. Asgard. RS]

Following the teachings of their Sumerian forefather, Abraham of Ur, the ancient Hebrews also associated their supreme deity with the supreme planet. Like the Mesopotamian texts, many books of the Old Testament describe the “Lord” as having his abode in the “heights of Heaven”, where he “beheld the foremost planets as they were arisen”; a celestial Lord who, unseen, “in the heavens moves about in a circle”. The Book of Job, having described the celestial collision, contains these significant verses telling us where the lordly planet had gone:

Upon the Deep he marked out an orbit;
Where light and darkness {merge}
In his farthest limit.

No less explicitly, the Psalms outlined the planet’s majestic course:

The Heavens bespeak the glory of the Lord;
The Hammered Bracelet proclaims his handiwork… He comes forth as a groom from the canopy;
Like an athlete he rejoices to run the course.
From the end of heavens he emanates,
And his circuit is to their end.

Recognized as a great traveler in the heavens, soaring to immense heights at its apogee and then “coming down, bowing unto the Heaven” at its perigee, the planet was depicted as a Winged Globe.


Wherever archaeologists uncovered the remains of Near Eastern peoples, the symbol of the Winged Globe was conspicuous, dominating temples and palaces, carved on rocks, etched on cylinder seals, painted on walls. It accompanied kings and priests, stood above their throne, “hovered” above them in battle scenes, was etched into their chariots. Clay, metal, stone, and wood objects were adorned with the symbol. The rulers of Sumer and Akkad, Babylon and Assyria, Elam and Urartu, Mari and Nuzi, Mitanni and Canaan—all revered the symbol. Hittite kings Egyptian pharaohs, Persian shars—all proclaimed the symbol (and what it stood for) supreme. It remained so for millennia. (Fig. 112)


[COMMENT: This figure shows six representations of the “Winged Globe” or “Winged Disk”. This is obviously a representation of what this “disk” or “planet” looked like as it was tethered to our North Pole in the “supreme” place of Heaven. There is simply no other explanation, given all the peripheral evidence. If you do an Internet Google search for “winged disk”, you’ll bring up quite a number of websites containing this graphic. In the USA, particularly in New Mexico, it is known as the “thunderbird”. And often a “thunderbird” sat atop a “totem pole” just as Planet X Nibiru sits atop a “treetrunk” or “electromagnetic beam” over our North Pole. See various Illustrations. RS]




Central to the religious beliefs and astronomy of the ancient world was the conviction that the Twelfth Planet, the “Planet of the Gods”, remained within the solar system and that its grand orbit returned it periodically to Earth’s vicinity. The pictographic sign for the Twelfth Planet, the “Planet of Crossing”, was a cross. This cuneiform sign, which also meant “Anu” and “divine”, evolved in the Semitic languages to the letter tav, which meant “the sign”. Indeed, all the peoples of the ancient world considered the periodic nearing of the Twelfth Planet as a sign of upheavals, great changes, and new eras. The Mesopotamian texts spoke of the planet’s periodic appearance as an anticipated, predictable, and observable event:

The great planet:
At his appearance, dark red.
The Heaven he divides in half and stands as Nibiru.

[COMMENT: “The Heaven he divides in half” obviously refers to the fact that from ground-level the long electromagnetic tether beam up to Planet X Nibiru’s South Pole would seem to divide the firmament into a western (left-hand) section and an eastern (right-hand) section, looking due-north. “Stands as Nibiru” would mean that it stands as Nibiru atop “Bifrost”, or the “Rainbow Bridge”—the Golden Pole with the Golden Cage on top. RS]

Many of the texts dealing with the planet’s arrival were omen texts prophesying the effect the event would have upon Earth and Mankind. R. Campbell Thompson (Reports of the Magicians and Astronomers of Nineveh and Babylon) reproduced several such texts, which trace the progress of the planet as it “ringed the station of Jupiter” and arrived at the point of crossing, Nibiru:

When from the station of Jupiter
the Planet passes towards the west,
there will be a time of dwelling in security.
Kindly peace will descend on the land.
When from the station of Jupiter
the Planet increases in brilliance
and in the Zodiac of Cancer will become Nibiru,
Akkad will overflow with plenty,
the king of Akkad will grow powerful.
When Nibiru culminates…
the lands will dwell securely,
Hostile kings will be at peace,
The gods will receive prayers and hear supplications.

[COMMENT: In Worlds In Collision Dr. Velikovsky wrote that his “Venus” of the Exodus came from the direction of Jupiter, that it exploded out of Jupiter. Many times I have thought about the idea that Planet X Nibiru may be “lying in wait” beneath the vast clouds of Jupiter. Jupiter is 360 times bigger than the Earth, so it would be about 90 times bigger than Nibiru. Perhaps Planet X is cloaked underneath the Jovian clouds when it is not tethered to our North Pole, and remains in this immediate system permanently. And what were those strange “cometary fragments” that “landed” on Jupiter back in the summer of 1994, the so-called Shoemaker-Levy Comet?

[At any rate, this planet will come from the direction of Jupiter. Perhaps it only truly becomes distinctly visible to the naked eye when it is as close as Jupiter. “In the Zodiac of Cancer will become Nibiru” has always puzzled me. Cancer is not all that far distant from Sirius and Orion, so perhaps when Jupiter is in Cancer, the planet “becomes Nibiru”.

[“Akkad will overflow with plenty, the king of Akkad will grow powerful.” Guess who owns Akkad today? Guess who’s the “King of Akkad” today? Is that merely a coincidence? RS]

The nearing planet, however, was expected to cause rains and flooding, as its strong gravitational effects have been known to do:

When the Planet of the Throne of Heaven
will grow brighter,
there will be floods and rains…
When Nibiru attains its perigee,
the gods will give peace;
troubles will be cleared up,
complications will be unravelled.
Rains and floods will come.

[COMMENT: “The Throne of Heaven” obviously refers to the position of the “millwheel” or “winged disk” in the North; Hyperborea, “land beyond the North, land beyond the mountains where the North Wind rises.” Mount Olympus. Mount Zion. Mount Meru. RS]

Like the Mesopotamian savants, the Hebrew prophets considered the time of the planet’s approaching Earth and becoming visible to Mankind as ushering in a new era. The similarities between the Mesopotamian omens of peace and prosperity that would accompany the Planet of the Throne of Heaven, and the biblical prophesies of the peace and justice that would settle upon Earth after the Day of the Lord, can best be expressed in the words of Isaiah:

And it shall come to pass at the End of Days:
…the Lord shall judge among the nations
and shall rebuke many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into ploughshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation.

In contrast with the blessings of the new era following the Day of the Lord, the day itself was described by the Old Testament as a time of rains, inundations, and earthquakes. If we think of the biblical passages as referring like their Mesopotamian counterparts, to the passage in Earth’s vicinity of a large planet with a strong gravitational pull, the words of Isaiah can be plainly understood:

Like the noise of a multitude in the mountains,
a tumultuous noise like of a great many people,
of kingdoms of nations gathered together;
it is the Lord of Hosts,
commanding a Host to battle.
From a far away land they come,
from the end-point of Heaven
do the Lord and his Weapons of wrath
come to destroy the whole Earth…
Therefore will I agitate the Heaven
and Earth shall be shaken out of its place
when the Lord of Hosts shall be crossing,
the day of his burning wrath.

[COMMENT: It must be noted that Isaiah was alive during the last tethering of Yggdrasill/Hyperborea, known to him as Mount Zion. Thus, Isaiah was writing about traditions of the arrival that had been passed down to him. Or, perhaps, Isaiah was describing events connected with the detethering and departure sequence of 762-687 BCE because Isaiah lived during the reign of King Uzziah of Israel, in whose 25th year occurred the “Great Earthquake” of 15 June 762 BCE. Amos preceded Isaiah by a few years, and I have dated the Vision Of Amos to the year 764 BCE. See the Epilogue. RS]

While on Earth, “mountains shall melt…valleys shall be cleft”, Earth’s axial spin would also be affected. The prophet Amos explicitly predicted:

It shall come to pass on that Day,
sayeth the Lord God,
that I will cause the Sun to go down at noon
and I will darken the Earth in the midst of daytime.

[COMMENT: The so-called “Great Eclipse” of 15 June 762 BCE is one of history’s most celebrated eclipses. It was visible from all of the following countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Italy, Greece, “Yugoslavia”, Albania, Turkiye, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan and China. It has been mapped in Oppolzer’s celebrated Canon of Eclipses. There are legends about it in many of these cultures. “The Great Eclipse” has been an invaluable date in linking history to astronomy. “The Eclipse Of Thales” is another. Here history must be linked to specific calendar dates that are unalterable. If Amos had his vision in 764, then perhaps he was referring to the future “Great Eclipse” rather than to the previous arrival sequence. However, there was no polar displacement after 1587 BCE. RS]


Announcing, “Behold the Day of the Lord is come!” the prophet Zechariah informed the people that this phenomenon of an arrest in Earth’s spin around its own axis would last only one day: 

And it shall come to pass on that Day there shall be no light—uncommonly shall it freeze.
And there shall be one day, known to the Lord,
which shall be neither day nor night,
where at eve-time there shall be light.

[COMMENT: And this brings us back to the idea of the Sun standing still over China. See Chapter 4. The “twilight zone” would have occurred somewhere in the region of Afghanistan, perhaps even a bit farther westwards. South America would be in complete darkness, as would Egypt, but in the “twilight zone” there would be neither day nor night, as Amos wrote. RS]

On the Day of the Lord, the prophet Joel said, “the Sun and Moon shall be darkened, the stars shall withdraw their radiance”; “the Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the Moon shall be as red blood.”

[COMMENT: It could be that these latter-day prophets like Isaiah and Joel were giving some “instructions from God” as to what we could expect the next time around. Before “the gods” of Planet X Nibiru left, perhaps they issued a “pressrelease warning” about “next time”! Thus, we have been forewarned! RS]


Mesopotamian texts exalted the planet’s radiance and suggested that it could be seen even at daytime: “visible at sunrise, disappearing from view at sunset.” A cylinder seal, found at Nippur, depicts a group of plowmen looking up with awe as the Twelfth Planet (depicted with its cross symbol) is visible in the skies. (Fig. 113) The ancient peoples not only expected the periodic arrival of the Twelfth Planet but also charted its advancing course.

Various biblical passages—especially in Isaiah, Amos, and Job—relate the movement of the celestial Lord to various constellations.

“Alone he stretches out the heavens and treads upon the highest Deep; he arrives at the Great Bear, Orion and Sirius, and the constellations of the south.” Or, “He smiles his face upon Taurus and Aries; from Taurus to Sagittarius he shall go.”

These verses describe a planet that not only spans the highest heavens but also comes in from the south and moves in a clockwise direction—just as we have deduced from the Mesopotamian data. Quite explicitly, the prophet Habakkuk stated:

“The Lord from the south shall come…his glory shall fill the Earth…and Venus shall be as light, its rays of the Lord given.”

[COMMENT: I’ve read that passage time and again and still find it puzzling. Taurus and Aries are close to Orion and Sirius, but they are halfway around the Zodiac from Sagittarius. The Mayas recorded that this Planet or “Demon Sun” comes from the “Dark Riftin Sagittarius, and then travels northwards along the “Black Road” to its final position atop the “Sacred Tree”.


[However, if the Jupiter of Dr. Velikovsky’s Worlds In Collision has to echo or “ghost-correlate” in conjunction with the Galactic Center at M22, the Mayan Dark Rift in the Constellation of Sagittarius, for this Planet X Nibiru arrival sequence to commence, then when will that be?

[On 22 August 2003 (when Mars will be at its celebrated closest proximity to Earth in “60,000 years”, it must be mentioned, coincidental or otherwise), Jupiter will be in conjunction with the Sun and Earth. In other words, at sunset Jupiter will be directly beyond the westward Sun and invisible because of the Sun’s glare. On August 22 the Sun will be aligned with the Star Regulus in the Constellation of Leo. Earth, Sun, Jupiter and Regulus will be in a “straight line” going due-west. From Regulus eastwardly around the Ecliptic to the Galactic Center behind M22 is a Zodiac span of about 126°.

[ 126 / 360 = 0.35

[The orbit of Jupiter takes 11.86 Earth Years.

[ 0.35 X 11.86 = 4.151 Earth Years

[If you now divide 11.86 Earth Years (for 1 Jovian Year) by 12 Constellations of the Zodiac (12 X 30 = 360), you get 0.988 Earth Year for one Jovian passage through a Constellation. That works out to 360.988 Earth Days for one “Jovian Sign of the Zodiac”, as it were.

[Add 4.151 Earth Years to 22 August 2003 and you get 16 October 2007. If we assume M22 to be the center of the “thirty degrees” known as Sagittarius, then Jupiter will actually be inside the Constellation of Sagittarius from about 18 April 2007 until about 14 April 2008. Except for about a month in December 2007 and January 2008 (Earth perihelion on January 4) when Jupiter will be occulted by the Sun’s glare, Jupiter will be either a morning or an evening Star for the rest of this span of a year. And, serendipitously again, the Jewish Passover is 2 April 2007 and Easter Sunday, 8 April 2007 [On 16 October 2007, at sunset Jupiter will be located about 75° up from the western horizon. The “Milky Way” which runs behind M22 will be cutting across the sky high overhead. Jupiter will be inside the Milky Way, which will be snaking northeastwardly from its Dark Rift “exit” (Jupiter at M22) to the Black Road, leading to the northern Sacred Tree.

[A couple of hours later, Orion and the Pleiades will be rising in the east. Orion’s Belt-Stars point to Sirius, which will rise in the east at about 11 PM on 16 October 2007, just as Jupiter will be setting in the west. After that, in slow-motion, Jupiter and Sirius will seem to move closer together in the future. If the now microlensing “Midgard Serpent” comes from the M22 Dark Rift Galactic Center to clash with the “Fenris Wolf” Rogue Planet Host from Orion/Sirius (which makes its grand entrance after the serpent appears), then December 2007 through March 2008 seems like an auspicious time for this to happen, based upon all the ancient legends.


[This is worth noting scientifically and mathematically, because most of us will still be alive in 2008 to document any results. If by midsummer or fall of 2008, when Jupiter is moving away from M22 and the Constellation of Sagittarius, nothing has happened, then we simply may be able to discredit this “legend” as false. But to discredit it as “false” in advance would be foolhardy, considering all the possible ramifications of what could unfold in the next ten years. However, unlike some others, I’m certainly not going to advise people to go out and stock up on potential 2007 “doomsday supplies”! RS]

Among the many Mesopotamian texts that dealt with the subject, one is quite clear:

Planet of the god Marduk:
Upon its appearance: Mercury.
Rising thirty degrees of the celestial arc: Jupiter.
When standing in the place of the celestial battle:

As the accompanying schematic chart illustrates, the above texts do not simply call the Twelfth Planet by different names (as scholars have assumed). They deal rather with the movements of the planet and the three crucial points at which its appearance can be observed and charted from Earth. (Fig. 114) The first opportunity to observe the Twelfth Planet as its orbit brings it back to Earth’s vicinity, then, was when it aligned with Mercury (point A)—by our calculations, at an angle of 30 degrees to the imaginary celestial axis of Sun-Earth-perigee. Coming closer to Earth and thus appearing to “rise” farther in Earth’s skies (another 30 degrees, to be exact), the planet crossed the orbit of Jupiter at point B. Finally, arriving at the place where the celestial battle had taken place, the perigee, or the Place of the Crossing, the planet is Nibiru, point C. Drawing an imaginary axis between Sun, Earth and the perigee of Marduk’s orbit, observers on Earth first saw Marduk aligned with Mercury, at a 30° angle (point A). Progressing another 30°, Marduk crossed the orbital path of Jupiter at point B.

Then, at its perigee (point C) Marduk reached The Crossing: back at the site of the Celestial Battle, it was closest to Earth, and began its orbit back to distant space.


[COMMENT: Even if you don’t consider that Planet X Nibiru will actually dock and tether to the Earth for 900 years, then it would pass through the place of the Celestial Battle, the Asteroid Belt, as it neared Earth. Then it would loop around the Sun, pass by Earth’s orbit a second time and then back through the Asteroid Belt a second time. Assuming, as I do, that it will remain here tethered for 900 years, then at some point in its passage around Earth and the Sun, it would unleash its tether to form the Cosmic “Treetrunk”. We who are aware of these confusing details are beholden to the Future to keep better records of this event this time around. We need to learn how to think in terms of “shars”, not just years! RS]


The anticipation of the Day of the Lord in the ancient Mesopotamian and Hebrew writings (which were echoed in the New Testament’s expectations of the coming of the Kingship of Heaven) was thus based on the actual experiences of Earth’s people: their witnessing the periodic return of the Planet of Kingship to Earth’s vicinity.

The planet’s periodic appearance and disappearance from Earth’s view confirms the assumption of its permanence in solar orbit. In this it acts like many comets. Some of the known comets—like Halley’s comet, which nears Earth every seventy-five years—disappeared from view for such long times that astronomers were hardpressed to realize that they were seeing the same comet. Other comets have been seen only once in human memory, and are assumed to have orbital periods running into thousands of years. The comet Kohoutek, for example, first discovered in March 1973, came within 75,000,000 miles of Earth in January 1974, and disappeared behind the Sun soon thereafter. Astronomers calculate it will reappear anywhere from 7,500 to 75,000 years in the future. Human familiarity with the Twelfth Planet’s periodic appearances and disappearances from view suggests that its orbital period is shorter than that calculated for Kohoutek. If so, why are our astronomers not aware of the existence of this planet? The fact is that even an orbit half as long as the lower figure for Kohoutek would take the Twelfth Planet about six times farther away from us than Pluto—a distance at which such a planet would not be visible from Earth, since it would barely (if at all) reflect the Sun’s light toward Earth. In fact, the known planets beyond Saturn were first discovered not visually but mathematically. The orbits of known planets, astronomers found, were apparently being affected by other celestial bodies.

This may also be the way in which astronomers will “discover” the Twelfth Planet. There has already been speculation that a “Planet X” exists, which, though unseen, may be “sensed” through its effects on the orbits of certain comets. In 1972 Joseph L. Brady of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory of the University of California discovered that discrepancies in the orbit of Halley’s comet could be caused by a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting the Sun every 1,800 years. At its estimated distance of 6,000,000,000 miles, its presence could be detected only mathematically.

While such an orbital period cannot be ruled out, the Mesopotamian and biblical sources present strong evidence that the orbital period of the Twelfth Planet is 3,600 years. The number 3,600 was written in Sumerian as a large circle. The epithet for the planet—shar (“supreme ruler”)—also meant “a perfect circle”, a “completed cycle”. It also meant the number 3,600. And the identity of the three terms— planet/orbit/3,600—could not be a mere coincidence.

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Millennium Of The Gods

The following synchronized chronology comprises the entire previous “Millennium Of The Gods”, when Planet X Nibiru arrived, docked, tethered and finally departed. All of the people who lived during this period would actually have seen The Cosmic Tree with their own eyes. Not until late in the 600s would all those people have died out, leaving no eyewitnesses, only strange legends and myths of a “Golden Age Of The Gods” in a “World Tree” or a “Sacred Mountain” in a “Land Beyond The North”. Thus, if Egyptian King Thutmose III depicted a “Winged Disk” atop a “Pyramid”, then he was depicting an image of what he saw himself, or what his artists and sculptors saw.





No attempt is made here to mathematically justify these dates. They are based upon the Historical Reconstruction of the Velikovskian School (see the Ages In Chaos series). Dr. Velikovsky’s “duplicated kings” or “ghost correlations” appear in parentheses after the more acceptable names of the monarchs. For example, Egyptian King Shabataka of Thebes was known as Osorkon II in Memphis/Sais; and Assyrian King Sennacherib, also referred to as Candaules, was the Hittite King Murshilis II, called Myrsilus by the Greeks. Also, a notation such as “14 Piankhi II” or “3 Hoshea” means that this event took place in the 14th or 3rd year of the respective monarch.

For the subsequent chronology after 687 BCE, go HERE


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