The Planets

There are two known things in the universe: ethe and corpor. The former is the solvent of the latter.

For comparison, take a lump of table-salt (or a sugar cube), which, though white, is impervious to man‘s vision.1618 Cast it into water, and it is lost to sight (it becomes transparent as it dissolves); though it (salt, sugar) still exists, man‘s eyesight can see through it.

Earth substance, as such, is equally soluble in ethe. And the great etherean firmament is thus constituted; being a dense solution of corpor. Most of etherea is transparent; but in some places it is translucent, and in others, opaque.

Here is found iron, copper, granite, water, lead, clay, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, and various other kinds of corporeal substances, as known on the earth, and besides these, millions of things not known on the earth. And ethe holds them in solution, even in the same way that the air holds the substance of clouds, which is water in solution. And as some clouds are so rarefied as to be imperceptible, while others are opaque, and even black, so are the comparative conditions of etherea; of which matters more will be said further on.

In the case of a vortex in etherea, the corporeal solutions are propelled toward its center in greater density.

When it is sufficiently dense to manifest light and shadow, it is called a comet, or nebula; when still more dense, it is a planet.

When, as a comet (or nebula), the m‘vortex has not attained to an orbit of its own, it is carried in the currents of the master vortex, which currents are elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic.1619 And this is the cause of the so-called eccentric travel of comets.

At this age of the comet, it shows nearly the configuration of its own vortex; its tail being the m‘vortexya (axis). If the comet appears to the east of the sun its tail turns eastward; if west of the sun, it turns westward.

Two directions of power are thus manifested; and also two powers: First, that the vortex of the sun has power from the east to west, and from the west to the east, to which the comet is subjected: Second, that the comet has a vortex of its own, which is sufficient, under the circumstances, to maintain the general form of the comet. The ordinary comet has its tail away from the sun, but some comets have two tails, one toward the sun and one away. The case of Biela‘s comet, in the year 4 B.K., which was broken [split into two comets –ed.] while the observer was looking on, is sufficient evidence of the sub-power of the comet vortex.

Interior nebula (i.e., found within the sun‘s vortex) is generally described as comets; while exterior nebula is usually called nebula. Nevertheless, all such solutions of corpor are of the same nature, being the beginning or the incomplete condensation of a planet.

Less than half of them ripen into planets. But their vortices are often broken and they return again into sublimated solutions, and are lost to mortal sight.1620

But nowhere in etherea is there a solution of corpor able to put itself in motion, or to condense itself; or provide the road of its travel. But as interior nebula (comet), its road of travel shows the direction of the lines of the sun‘s vortex, except in those cases when a comet‘s vortex comes within the vortex of another planet‘s vortex of greater power than its own.

As a cyclone or whirlwind, on the earth, travels with the general current of the wind, so do the sub-vortices in etherea travel within the axial lines of vortices in chief (c‘vortices; singular: c‘vortex).

The same rules apply to nebula or comets, and the vortices that carry them, whether they are within the sun‘s vortex or external to it.

They all have axial velocity; and the tendency of all of them is to orbits, which they attain to or not, according to their strength compared to the master vortex.

When a nebulous planet is sufficiently dense to have its corpor polarized, and its polarity corresponds to the polarity of the master, it is transparent, and possesses no eclipse power.

But when nebula is polarized transversely,1621 it is like a cloud in etherea, with power to eclipse stars; and can even eclipse the sun itself, provided it is within the solar vortex.

There are at present,1622 visible from the earth, more than eight thousand external nebulas, of sufficient size to be self sustaining, and to ultimately become planets. These are in the process of globe-making, just as the earth was made. Of nebulas within the sun‘s vortex, where they are usually called comets, there are more than eight or ten new ones every year. Some of them survive only a few months, some a few years; some a hundred years; and some even a thousand or more years. But in all cases when the vortex of one of them bursts, the corpor of the comet flies instantly into dissolution, and being more sublimated, is lost to mortal sight.

Where nebula is transparent and lies between the earth and master center, it is not discernible, either with the naked eye or with a telescope. Among the most sublimated forms of corpor in solution are nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. When a sub-vortex, or even a stratum of ten or twenty million miles, of this solution lies between the earth and sun center, and an observation of the sun is taken (spectroscopy), the observer is apt to erroneously suppose he has discovered nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen in the sun atmosphere or photosphere. And if the solution contains iron, gold, platina (platinum), and other metals, the observer is apt to erroneously suppose he has discovered these things within the photosphere or atmosphere of the sun.1623

For that reason all observations made to determine such matters require the observer to first understand what lies between the earth and the sun at the time of observation.

But some of these sub-vortices in etherea require forty years to drag their whole length away from the line of observation. So that in no case is the observation of any value, even though it is taken across the breadth of the earth, unless it covers a period greater than forty years. But it can also happen that when such an immense vortex is passing away from the line of sight, that another one, equally large, and perhaps of different density of solution, comes within the line. And therefore it may happen that hundreds of years will elapse before a good view of the sun can be obtained. Some of these traveling plateaus are opaque (dark), so that the sun is kept in a dim eclipse for a year or two, and sometimes for hundreds of years.1624

For which reason, philosophers have erroneously attributed their observations to having proved certain gases and metals exist within the sun‘s atmosphere.

The same remarks apply to observations made of the stars, and even of the moon.

In the case of light being manifested in a complete steel magnet, the major retention is at the angle of the two legs, and the minor light at the terminus of the north leg (negative pole).1625 But in an eccentric magnet (horseshoe) the two lights are manifest at the terminus of the two legs.

A complete planetary vortex is a globe, or nearly so, and its manifested light is like that of a complete magnet. But for an immature vortex, as in the case of a comet or other small vortex, light will manifest at both poles, and sometimes in the middle—if it has attained to power to manufacture light of its own. In some cases the comet or the nebula is not sufficiently condensed to produce light of its own, but contains corpor in a gaseous state, which, itself, may have infinitesimal polarities refracting the normal light of the master vortex.

By observing the new moon,1626 it will be seen that its light portion describes a larger circle than does the dark portion. The bulge of the light side of the moon always points toward the sun. It is an error to say that light comes from the sun and strikes the moon, and is then reflected onto the earth. As previously shown, there is no such thing or substance as light; but that which is called light is a manifestation of vortexian power; also that the c‘vortex (chief vortex, being the sun‘s vortex in this case) is comparatively all one light, with a central focus (being the sun). The reason one side of the moon is dark and one light, is because it has a positive and negative manifestation of the c‘vortexya; for the moon also manufactures its own light.1627

As the moon advances to the next quarter, the same discrepancy in the two apparent sizes is manifest; and this continues until it is full moon. It is an error to say that dark bodies appear smaller, and light bodies larger, because of absorption or refraction. The cause is not absorption, refraction or reflection, but manufacture.1628

Light bodies (such as earths, moons, planets, asteroids, sufficiently developed comets and nebula) manufacture light of their own, ever so infinitesimal, which is like an envelope external to themselves. The eye of the observer sees this as well as the corporeal body, and consequently it appears larger than it really is.1629

The same rule applies in regard to the sun and his photosphere, and to comets, and to all bodies that manifest light. Suitable deduction must be made, therefore, in endeavoring to determine the size of a planet.

Shadow is usually divided into two expressions, UMBRA, like the shadow of a man standing in sunlight; and DARKNESS, like the shadow of the earth during a cloudy night.1630 Nevertheless, they are still the same thing, but in different degrees, both of which are here included in the word shadow. During a clear night, when the full moon shines, two conditions are manifested on the earth: first, that a shadow is vertical to the moon,1631 and second, the light side is not as bright as when the sun shines at noon.1632

The density of shadow from sunlight and the density of shadow from moonlight correspond exactly to the comparative difference between sunlight and moonlight.

When you see the light of the moon at midday, the light of the sun (daylight) is no greater because of the moon‘s presence. Observe the difference, however, on a given object if the ray from a mirror facing the sun is added to the ordinary sunlight. Hence it is an error to attribute the moon‘s rays as being reflected from the sun to the earth.1633 If it is premised that the light face of the moon is not a mirror, but is opaque, observe the following result from the moon when it is half full and supposedly reflecting the sun: The light half of the moon is equivalent to half a globe; when the light of the sun falls on the bulge, the rays landing on this part of the moon would cause it to be a little more than four times lighter (brighter) than on the slopes.

In an observation of this kind, and if the light were borrowed from the sun, two kinds of rays would result; the bulge of the moon would afford a center for rays to emanate in every direction; and the slope rays would refract at the same angle as received from the sun.

The fact is, however, there is no intense center light manifested on the moon‘s surface, in the place where it directly faces the sun.1634 Hence there is no possibility of the light of the moon being produced by light from the sun, or from the sun‘s center. The light of the moon faces the sun center, but it (the sun center) is not the cause of the moon‘s light; the cause is in the emissions of positive and negative currents from the moon‘s vortex, and they manifest in the m‘vortexya of the master.

The same rules apply to all planets whose vortices are negative.1635