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St. Hildegard first came to our attention while studying the scriptural and scientific evidence favoring geocentrism. Dr. Robert Sungenis has done monumental work in studying and explaining that geocentrism is solidly based in Sacred Scripture, Church Tradition, and the Church's Magisterium as well as science itself.
The Geocentric Universe: According to the Visions of St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
This saint came into high prominence a few years ago when a feature film was made of her life, and, after almost a thousand years, she was made a saint and a doctor of the Church on May 10 and October 7, 2012, respectively. This eleventh century German mystic and Benedictine Abbess was called, “The most gifted woman of the epoch” and was gifted with insight into cosmology that far exceeds the theories of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein. Her medieval German has been translated and analyzed in this new book. Be prepared for an astounding journey.
We cannot possibly do justice to his work, so we refer you to his website for his films,
The Principle: https://gwwdvd.com, Journey to the Center of the Universe: https://gwwdvd.com/product/journey-to-the-center-of-the-universe-dvd-set/, and to his 3-volume set:
Gallileo Was Wrong • The Church Was Right
by Drs. Robert A. Sungenis & Robert J. Bennett
See also: https://www.academia.edu/35814658/Galileo_Was_Wrong_The_Church_Was_Right_Vol_1_12th_Edition
A less intimidating précis is Geocentrism 101: An Introduction into the Science of Geocentric Cosmology, 6th Ed. https://www.robertsungenis.org/p/store.html#!/Geocentrism-101-An-Introduction-into-the-Science-of-Geocentric-Cosmology-6th-Ed-Paperback/p/157019222/category=1571960
An excerpt from a review of The Principle:
[Dr. Sungenis] thoroughly documents the begrudging admissions by Einstein, Lorentz, Eddington, Pauli, Michelson, Hawking, and other cosmologists of much-vaunted stature. Unsurprisingly, those reluctant confessions have received not even a gloss by our anti-Christ culture, institutions, and media. Happily [Dr. Sungenis] quotes respected physicists like Ashok K. Singal who have openly admitted that “the Copernican Principle of Cosmology” is in deep trouble.
Level by level [he] builds understanding of successive experiments that have falsified heliocentrism and the Big Bang. We are entertained to follow how Einstein glossed over the contradictions in his theories while still basking in the glow of a fawning media that concealed both his failures and his plagiarism. From Einstein’s never-defined “lambda” fudge factor to the never-observed “dark matter” and “dark energy” fudge factors, [Dr. Sungenis] amuses us with the ever more convoluted efforts to rescue the anti-Creationist theories.
NASA and the European Space Agency have sent a series of probes intended to “prove” the homogeneity and isotropy of a supposed Big Bang universe. Such proof would, by inference, demonstrate the insignificance of planet earth and mankind. The outcome? Ever more refined data from higher resolution deep space probes, COBE in 1990, WMAP in 2001, and Planck in 2013, have demonstrated the opposite, the inhomogeneity and anisotropy of the universe with our earthly home at it’s geometric center. The data showed three axes of symmetry intersecting our earth at the center of the universe: (1) the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR) dipole aligned with the earth’s equator, (2) the CMBR quadrupole aligned with the earth’s ecliptic plane, and (3) concentric galaxy, quasar, and x-ray burst alignment with the earth’s equator and North Celestial Pole.
So much for the late Carl Sagan’s fantasy that, “[W]e live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” Quite the contrary, GWW makes the irrefutable case consistent with scientific observation and Scripture that the earth is special and we too are special in our privileged place in the universe. Galileo was wrong and the Church was—and still is—right. You, God, we praise!
Some of those begrudging admissions…
Albert Einstein (1952):
“…Whether or not the motion of the Earth in space can be made perceptible in terrestrial experiments…all attempts of this nature led to a negative result.” More on Einstein here.
Stephen Hawking (2010):
“One can use either picture as a model of the universe, for our observations of the heavens can be explained by assuming either the Earth or the sun to be at rest.”
George Ellis (1995):
“I can construct for you a spherically symmetrical universe with Earth at its center, and you cannot disprove it based on observations. You can only exclude it on philosophical grounds.”
Julian Barbour (1989):
“…Three and a half centures after Galileo…it is still remarkably difficult to say categorically whether the Earth moves.”
Lawerence Krauss (2006):
“…When you look at the CMB map, you also see that the structure is…correlated with the plane of the Earth around the sun. That would say we are truly the center of the universe.”
News: The Axis of Evil Just Got a New Brother!
Image Credit: Max Tegmark
by: Robert Sungenis, Chairman of Stellar Motion Pictures and Executive Producer of The Principle and Journey to the Center of the Universe.
Have I got some news for you!
I’m sure you have all followed the story that was made popular for common consumption by our movie, The Principle, that the universe is not as homogeneous as the Big Bang model predicts.
If this doesn’t mean much to you, let me give you an illustration that will help you see the astounding significance of this phenomenon.
Think of “homogeneous” as you would homogenized milk. Before most of you were born, I remember receiving, at my humble home in New Jersey, milk in glass bottles from the milkman who delivered them every day from his truck. When we opened the milk container, it had a layer of milk fat on the top, and sometimes there were lumps of fat throughout the container. We had to shake up the milk so that the fat would dissolve. A few years later, milk companies figured out how to “homogenize” the milk so that when they delivered it to you it had no fat globules. The fat was evenly distributed so that you couldn’t tell one part of the milk from the other.
The Big Bang wants to have something like homogenized milk. The Big Bangers believe that the tiny particle that exploded 13.7 years ago would spread fairly evenly through the universe. The universe would certainly have some fatty lumps, but since they would be small and spread out evenly, one couldn’t tell one part of the universe from the other. In other words, the universe would be homogeneous—the same everywhere.
But in the late 1970s, scientists were gathering evidence in their telescopes that the universe was not as homogenized as they once thought. So they sent up a space probe named COBE in 1990 to check on this problem. Lo and behold, COBE revealed that there were not only huge lumps of radiation all over the universe, but these lumps accumulated in specific places. In other words, the lumps weren’t randomly located as the fatty lumps in the old milk cartons. They were on either side of a giant line that stretched from one end of the universe to the other. It would be as if you put a 12 inch ruler in your milk carton and the fatty milk deposits suddenly started clinging to the ruler.
The world’s scientists couldn’t believe their eyes, so they sent up another probe to check on the first. The second one was launched in 2001 and named the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). The word “anisotropy” basically means “lumps.” WMAP was going to search out where, exactly, the radiation lumps were located in the universe.
Lo and behold, WMAP came back with the exact same information as COBE, but this time they realized that the “12 inch ruler” around which the fatty lumps organized themselves, as it were, was the line that forms the 23.5 degree tilt between the sun and the earth!
If you haven’t figured it out already, this puts the Earth in the center of the universe. It was so uninviting to the science establishment that they dubbed our “12 inch ruler” the “Axis of Evil.”
They also found another special organization of two bigger lumps on opposite poles of the earth’s equator. In other words, if we were to extend the earth’s equator on a plane to the rest of the universe, the two largest lumps of radiation would be at opposite ends, which form a dipole, one lump at the far west and one lump at the far east, so to speak.
Once again, they couldn’t believe their eyes, so they sent up another probe in 2009 named Planck. Lo and behold, the Planck probe came back with the same information, but it was clearer and more exact than the first two.
There is an old saying in America: “Three strikes and you’re out!” This should have been the case with the Big Bang theory. But then, of course, all of modern academia would have come to a screeching halt. All the diplomas, all the grants and endowments, all the prestigious careers, and all the fame and fortune that comes with being a popular scientist would have been erased if all the scientists actually admitted what they were seeing in their telescopes. Instead, the most recent reports chalk up the new discoveries to “anomalies that we hope to answer someday” (a quote from the European Space Agency that sent up Planck in 2009).
In fact, these scientists don’t even call it the “Axis of Evil” any longer, since that name gives it away that they don’t like what they see.
But this is not all. At about the same time as WMAP, other scientists noticed that spiral galaxies were aligned and were spinning with respect to the same Axis of Evil. (Longo, 2007).
Still, other scientists were studying the placement of Quasars in the universe and found that their light was polarized with respect to the same Axis of Evil. In this case, a research team, using the Very Large Telescope in Chile, discovered 93 of these polarized quasars, spanning distances over billions of light-years. The first thing they noticed was that the rotation axes of all 93 quasars were aligned with each other [parallel], in spite of the trillions of miles of distance between them.
So, the natural question is, how do these 93 quasars know of each other’s existence in order to line up in the same direction? What telephone lines are they using to communicate with each other instantaneously?
The even bigger question is, around what are they aligning themselves? Could it be the same Axis of Evil that everything else in the universe seems to be aligning itself? Well, for you science buffs, we have some interesting information for you. In the September 2014 paper by Hutsemékers, the section of the sky in which he concludes that the quasar polarization axes are parallel or perpendicular to their large scale background is between RA 160-170 and declination of 4-20.
Guess what? The Axis of Evil is about RA 172 and declination 4, which puts the quasar polarization right smack in the same vicinity. Coincidence? Let’s hear from an article recently written about it. It says:
“But these alignments aren’t something that happens randomly. The research team estimates a less than one percent chance that these alignments are accidental. Instead, this alignment suggests that there is an order to the Universe that we’re just discovering. ‘The alignments in the new data, on scales even bigger than current predictions from simulations, may be a hint that there is a missing ingredient in our current models of the cosmos,’ says Sluse.” https://www.techtimes.com/articles/20625/20141121/astronomers-discover-that-supermassive-black-holes-have-strange-alignment.htm
And note this astounding statement. Hutsemékers says at the very end of his paper:
“The existence of correlations in quasar axes over such extreme scales would constitute a serious anomaly for the cosmological principle.”
I should say so! If you haven’t figured it out already, what this evidence is telling us is that all the objects in the universe are geocentrically oriented, putting us in the center of it all.
And Now the Axis of Evil Has Another Brother!
Just a few days ago a report was released about black holes, which are understood to be the engines of quasars. It is believed that a black hole is at the center of every quasar. …
Did the big bang really happen?
by Marcus Chown, The New Scientist, July 29, 2005
WHAT if the big bang never happened? Ask cosmologists this and they’ll usually tell you it is a stupid question. The evidence, after all, is written in the heavens. Take the way galaxies are scattered across the sky, or witness the fading afterglow of the big bang fireball. Even the way the atoms in your body have come into being over the eons. They are all smoking guns that point to the existence 13.7 billion years ago of an ultra-hot, ultra-dense state known as the big bang.
Or are they? A small band of researchers is starting to ask the question no one is supposed to ask. Last week the dissidents met to review the evidence at the first ever Crisis in Cosmology conference in Monção, Portugal. There they argued that cosmologists’ most cherished theory of the universe fails to explain certain crucial observations. If they are right, the universe could be a lot weirder than anyone imagined. But before venturing that idea, say the dissidents, it is time for some serious investigation into the big bang’s validity and its alternatives.
“Look at the facts,” says Riccardo Scarpa of the European Southern Observatory in Santiago, Chile. “The basic big bang model fails to predict what we observe in the universe in three major ways.” The temperature of today’s universe, the expansion of the cosmos, and even the presence of galaxies, have all had cosmologists scrambling for fixes. “Every time the basic big bang model has failed to predict what we see, the solution has been to bolt on something new – inflation, dark matter and dark energy,” Scarpa says.…
“It could be telling us something fundamental about our universe, maybe even that
the simplest big bang model is wrong....The big question is: what could have
caused it?....Another way to create a preferred direction [the Axis of Evil] would
be to have a rotating universe, because this singles out the axis of rotation as
different from all other directions.” [Joao Magueijo, the cosmologist who coined the term “Axis of Evil” to describe the findings of a created universe.]
Mysterious Alignment of Quasar Axes with Universe’s Large-Scale Structures Revealed
European astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have found that the rotation axes of quasars are parallel to each other over very long distances and tend to be aligned with the so-called large-scale structures in which the quasars reside.
This artist’s impression shows the mysterious alignments between the spin axes of quasars and the large-scale structures they inhabit; these alignments are over billions of light-years and are the largest known in the Universe. Image credit: ESO / M. Kornmesser.
Quasars are galaxies with very active supermassive black holes at their centers. These black holes are surrounded by spinning discs of extremely hot material that is often spewed out in long jets along their axes of rotation.
Dr Damien Hutsemekers of the University of Liege in Belgium used the Very Large Telescope in Chile to observe 93 quasars that were known to form huge groupings spread over billions of light-years.
“The first odd thing we noticed was that some of the quasars’ spin axes were aligned with each other – despite the fact that these quasars are separated by billions of light-years,” explained Dr Hutsemekers, who is the first author of the paper published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics (arXiv.org preprint).
“When astronomers look at the distribution of galaxies on scales of billions of light-years they find that the galaxies form a cosmic web of filaments and clumps. This intriguing arrangement of material is known as large-scale structure.”
Dr Hutsemekers and his colleagues found that the spin axes of the quasars were linked not just to each other, but also tend to be parallel to their host large-scale structures.
“A correlation between the orientation of quasars and the structure they belong to is an important prediction of numerical models of evolution of our Universe,” said study co-author Dr Dominique Sluse from the University of Liege and the Argelander-Institut für Astronomie in Bonn, Germany.
“Our data provide the first observational confirmation of this effect, on scales much larger that what had been observed to date for normal galaxies.”
The astronomers could not see the rotation axes or the jets of the quasars directly.
Instead they measured the polarization of the light from each quasar and, for 19 of them, found a significantly polarized signal.
The direction of this polarization, combined with other information, could be used to deduce the angle of the accretion disc and hence the direction of the quasar spin axis.
“The alignments in the new data may be a hint that there is a missing ingredient in our current models of the cosmos,” Dr Sluse concluded.
D. Hutsemekers et al. 2014. Alignment of quasar polarizations with large-scale structures. A&A 572, A18; doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201424631
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Saint Hildegard (1098-1179) was the founder and first abbess of the Benedictine community in Bingen, Germany. The tenth child born into an aristocratic family, she was given to the Church at a young age, and lived a famously spiritual life. She was most famous during her lifetime as a visionary and a prophet, regularly receiving visions from the Holy Spirit (the “living Light”). St. Hildegard was aware that she was part of a social and religious elite, and was highly outspoken about her mission and her gifts, but she championed humility and charity above all virtues. She was exceedingly brave and unusual in her choice to become a female leader at this time—to her knowledge, she was the first female to begin writing in the name of God, and to travel to preach publicly. She also founded two nunneries despite the opposition of male superiors in the Church. Later medieval generations remembered St. Hildegard as prophet, and her unique spiritual contributions continue to inspire people today. She was a prolific writer and well-known composer, and among her surviving works are a Christian doctrine uniting ethics and metaphysics, an encyclopedia of herbal medicine and natural science, many letters to people from around Europe and from every societal class who sought her advice on every imaginable problem, mystical poetry, and a body of music including seventy liturgical songs and the Ordo Virtutum, the first known morality play.
Hildegard von Bingen - Canticles Of Ecstasy
† St Hildegard von Bingen - Voices of Angels & Ascension
O quam mirabilis est (Antiphona)
the Church was right, Gallileo was wrong
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