“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon: and the dragon fought and his angels. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent.”
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The Mystery of the Red Rain – Part 6
Last month I introduced the reader to a very strange meteorological phenomenon that occurred with surprising frequency throughout history. This was the phenomenon of rainfall that had the appearance of blood. A very interesting example of this genre appears in The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus, by the second century Roman historian Cassius Dio. In Book 51, xvii, he writes regarding events in Egypt:
“…not only did rain fall in places where no drop had ever been seen before, but blood besides, and the flash of weapons appeared from the clouds, as the showers of blood mingled with water poured down. In other places the clash of drums and cymbals and the notes of flutes and trumpets were heard, and a serpent of enormous size suddenly appeared and uttered a hiss of incredible volume. Meanwhile comets were observed in the heavens…”
This is a truly extraordinary account in the light of everything I have been writing about in these pages over the past months. All the elements are here for a bona fide cosmic event, one that has been preserved throughout history in symbolism that has only recently begun to be recognized and interpreted by scholars. In this account we have an overt reference to a comet in association with a serpent of enormous size that emits a terrifyingly loud hiss. Also the reference to weapons must be noted, and the acoustic effects, which are described in terms of sounds that would have been familiar to the witnesses of the time. In the article “Here there be Dragons” which appeared in the May, 2013 issue of the Oracle, I listed a number of the images invoked by our ancestors to represent comets, meteors and fireballs, with serpents and dragons being the most prominent. However, among the other symbols frequently employed were swords, spears, arrows, lances, and the implements of war in general, as the cosmic events witnessed by humans throughout history have often been interpreted as ‘war in heaven.’
So in that light consider the 7th and 8th verses of the 12th chapter of the Book of Revelation: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon: and the dragon fought and his angels. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent.” The Book of Revelation contains numerous evocative passages that are eminently suited for describing the nature of cosmic encounters, and, I would argue, has amongst its several layers of meaning a descriptive account in visionary prose of actual events of the cosmic kind.
Consider the following references extracted from the historical literature and you should begin to get a sense of the symbolical cloaking in which memories of these tremendous events were preserved for posterity.
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