Every now and then one has to pause and take stock of things going on off this world, for perhaps in some bizarre "exopolitical" sort of way - and no, not one associated with the well-known names of exopolitical "story tellers" - there just might be something going on that a little "historical" perspective might elucidate.
What am I talking about?
Many of you sent me this article and I have to admit that when I saw it I was instantly intrigued for all those "expolitical" and "historical" reasons that we'll get to in a moment. First, consider this:
Now, let me draw your attention to this series of paragraphs:
"Scientists had assumed when Voyager exited the heliosphere, the vast bubble of magnetism surrounding the solar system, solar winds would become still, galactic cosmic rays would bombard Voyager from every angle and the direction of the magnetic field would change because it would be coming from interstellar space, not the sun.
"But the latest readings from Voyagers instruments support none of those suppositions, scientists said.
Voyager has reported solar winds suddenly dropped by half, while the strength of the magnetic field almost doubled, and those values then switched back and forth five times before they became fixed.
"'The jumps indicate multiple crossings of a boundary unlike anything observed previously,' a team of Voyager scientists wrote in one a study.
"Voyager did detect the expected increase in galactic cosmic rays but found at times the rays were moving in parallel instead of traveling randomly.
"'This was conceptually unthinkable for cosmic rays,' Stamatios Krimigis, a solar physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., told the Los Angeles Times. 'There is no cosmic ray physicist I know who ever expected that they would not all be coming equally from all directions.'"
Now, briefly put, Voyager seems to have "hit" or encountered some sort of permeable boundary condition between the solar system and the rest of the galaxy.
Why do I find this so intriguing? Because Voyager may have encountered something suggested in...well, old esoteric tradition. The well-known scholar (and sometimes practitioner) of esotericism, Manly Palmer Hall referred to a book published in 1735 in Leipzig called The Magical, Qabbalistical, and Theosophical Writings of Georgius von Welling, on the Subject of Salt, Sulphur, and Mercury, a book filled with Rosicrucian charts and diagrams, and therefore a book referring to traditions older than its actual date of publication. In reviewing this work, Hall notes that "Lucifer's world" or cosmos is the solar system. (See Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qbbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, Reader's Edition (New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2003), pp. 467, 473.) There is, in other words, a kind of "quarantine zone" around the solar system, or to draw another analogy, a kind of "neutral zone" between the Federation and the Romulan Empire (we being the Romulans in this case).
Such traditions about in Hermetic literature, some of them placing this quarantine zone much closer to Earth, at the orbit of the Moon.
In any case, such events are probably just coincidence.
But it is interesting to contemplate, what if they are not? And what if, in the dark recesses of black projects bureaucracies, such traditions are contemplated in conjunction with such Voyagers?
See you on the flip side.