Join us on Tuesday July 10, 2012 for our discussion group topic, The Great Year (DVD Documentary)presented by Jim Patterson.

In the distant past, it was believed that the movement of the stars guided the rise and fall of human civilization.  How much did the ancients really know?

Just as day and night are caused by the spinning Earth, and the seasons by the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, so too did the ancients believe in a larger cycle that influenced the rise and fall of civilization.  Plato called it the Great Year.

This provocative film, narrated by James Earl Jones, investigates the common threads in mythological beliefs around the ancient world and looks back into time seeking answers to the questions that still loom over science and history today.

  • How far back into history do humankind’s roots really go?
  • What did the ancients know about the stars and their movements and what can we learn from them?
  • How was the precession of the equinox, the slow progression of the stars across the sky over thousands of years, used to mark the rise and fall of great ages by the ancients?
  • What evidence is there that the ‘wobble’ of the Earth’s orbit falls short of explaining the precession of the equinox?
  • What was the so-called “Golden Age” that almost all civilizations reference, and what could have caused it?
  • What archaeological evidence of advanced, lost civilizations points to this “Golden Age”?
  • How does the 24,000 year Precession of the Equinox match up to the Vedic Yuga cycles?

Many cultures spoke of an unseen sun that drives precession and causes the cycle of the Great Year.  Could there be an unseen binary partner to our Sun?  The Great Year examines this theory and finds that perhaps these ancients were really onto something!

Join LES on Tuesday July 10 for “The Great Year (DVD Documentary).”

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