The Star Sirius in Ancient Egypt

The Star Sirius in Ancient Egypt

By as early as 3285 B.C.E., the culture of ancient Egypt had developed a pronounced emphasis on a star then called Sothis, Sept, or Sepdet, today called Sirius. Sirius is a highly noticeable star in the heavens, the brightest star in the night sky. It’s prominently positioned just southeast of dramatic and easily distinguished Orion. Sky viewers in the northern hemisphere can most readily observe Sirius in the winter and early spring night sky, while viewers in the southern hemisphere will Pnd Sirius most readily viewed in the summer and…

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Alice Bailey, Twentieth-Century Sirian Channel

Alice A Bailey's books

Who Was Alice Bailey? A spiritual leader and innovator within the Theosophical tradition established by famed nineteenth century occultist H.P. Blavatsky, Alice Bailey was a prolific twentieth-century British metaphysical writer whose twenty-four works have done much to shape the world of modern metaphysical spiritual literature. In fact, Bailey’s contribution to global spiritual culture has been so great that the respected American scholar of religion J. Gordon Melton has claimed that Bailey’s books are the single most important source which set the stage for the rise of the worldwide New Age…

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A Brief History of Dursley Railway (1854-1970)

Dursley Station in late 1960s

Dursley is a small market town located in the Cotswold Hills of South Gloucestershire, South-West England. Today it is a quiet suburban off-shoot of its near city neighbours Gloucester and Bristol but for over two centuries it was an independent township with its own rural customs, rich community celebrations and highly successful woollen trade. With the coming of the railways to Bristol and Birmingham in the 1820s the town’s dominance in the cloth industry began to wane as other towns and cities in the UK were able to take advantage…

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Why is Sirius Important?

Artist's Impression of the Relative Sizes of Sirius A and Sirius B

The star Sirius is also known as the “Dog Star” by virtue of it being prominant in the constellation of Canis Major, or ‘Big Dog’ and is thought to be around 2–300 million years old It can be seen easily from the Northern Hemisphere by the naked eye between 30 and 73 degres of latitude and sometimes its luminosity is so great that it can be seen in daylight. About Canis Major Canis Major is one of the eighty-eight modern constellations and was included in the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy’s classification…

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