Notes on Mythic Imaging in the Celestial Sphere Mind-Mirror: A Saga at the Outer Limits
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The North American Nebula
The Pelican Nebula in
the Northern Cross, near
the star Deneb.
Subjectively, the Northern Cross (Cygnus) seems to mirror my retirement period, and my signature,
which I terminate with a pelican in flight seeming to pursue with its beak the front part of my signature,
a capital "J" drawn to resemble a round behind of the New Moon. Conversely, the Orion drama
seems to mirror my life before retirement.
I discovered fundamental theorems determining the average width of spiral galaxies
(about 10,000 light years) mirrored in the span
of the two arms of Cygnus, which span the galactic disk of the Milky Way.
The width comes from assuming the Big Bang fireball had the average density of the Milky Way
when the galaxies formed due to the depressurization of the fireball that took place
when the first bound helium atoms formed at the transition temperature associated with the
ionizing transition energy for helium with a single electron. One arrives at the width easily
by considering the gravitational binding energy of a thin plate of material acting on atoms,
the thickness of the plate being then given by the thin-plate potential necessary to stop
the evaporation of helium atoms from its surface to infinity. This turns out to be a good
first approximation for many galactic geometries resembling spiral galaxies.
See Galaxy Formation by James A. Green. There are many other similar
examples on the celestial sphere where it seems to mirror a result I computed in astrophysics,
so that by the time I computed astrophysics in depth for the universe and its galaxies,
I found myself one with the universe not only on the plane of the laws of mathematical physics,
but in a way that has me shining down in signs and wonders from On High, as if I had
been absorbed in Galactic Higher Intelligence to become one with Signs of Higher Intelligence in the Universe.
The celestial sphere seems to mirror life and work since Susan (Pegasus-Lyre) and I split up in 1981.
I saw her for virtually the last time in 1987 on my way to my 2nd coming to Tampa, Florida, as mirrored in Galaxy M51 below
near Cor Caroli in Canes Venatici. Note that Virgo mythology features Leo bounding away from Virgo (Ruth),
and that the M51 mythic scene nearby similarly echoes the theme of
NGC 5195 (left) and NGC 5194 (right) of Galaxy M51. Music: Cry, Baby, Cry from The Beatles White Album.
NGC 5195 and NGC 5194 of M51 Mirror the Constellations Lyre and Hercules in the Summer Sky.
See the location of Galaxy M51 between
the Handle of the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) and the stars
Cor Caroli and Asterion in Canes Venatici
[map]. It is
quite proximate to the star "Benetnash" (Alkaid, The Governor of the Daughters of the Bier) in Ursa Major and not far from the double star Mizar and Alcor,
the 2nd star in the Big Dipper Handle corresponding to my 2nd expedition to Tampa, Florida in 1987.
See other Objects in Canes Venatici:
(The Whirlpool Galaxy),
(The Sunflower Galaxy),
Galaxy M106 (NGC 4258),
Galaxy NGC 4631
(The Whale Galaxy),
star cluster M3.
In or near Ursa Major, see
Galaxy M109 near Phecda (Gamma Ursa Major),
(The Pinwheel Galaxy) not far from Benetnash (Alkaid),
with M97 near Merak (Beta Ursa Major).
In July the Star Queen Nebula in M16 crosses the Meridian
at midnight above the core of the galaxy
like a visionary echo of Bootes with Corona Borealis
riding the handle of the Big Dipper into Summer Heat.