THE NATURAL SUN

Announcements about our sun and its natural conditions

- Chapter 44 -
The sixth pair of equatorial belts corresponding to Uranus A look at this planet.


 
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t has already been mentioned, when we looked at the presentation of the fifth equator, that its equatorial sea is delineated by a high, straight, mountainous wall. This mountainous wall is also the start of the sixth equator on both the northern and southern ends except it is not so steep in the south.
 
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How high might this be? Concerning its sheer drop, it rises some ten (GM) miles above sea level. Beyond this sheer drop this circular mountain chain takes on gentler slopes upwards, only rising a further twenty GM above the sheer drop. At its highest point it begins to gently drop towards the sixth belt, so that the fall from the many miles broad shoulder is at a rate of barely four hundred metres per 7.42km (one GM).
 
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And so this mountain chain falls away gently towards the next equatorial sea, with occasional lofty hills and correspondingly steeper drops.
 
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This is the nature of the sixth belt and, unlike any other, inhabitable to the highest alpine altitude.
 
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It hardly needs mentioning that the corresponding sixth belt is similarly constituted, but more generally rather than symmetrically. Because within each there are diverse mountain chains, great plateaus, seas, currents, rivers and brooks and also many great waterfalls, occurring disparately here and there upon both belts without necessarily being symmetrically coincidental.
 
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The overall width of this land from the height to the plains would be just over three thousand GM, with an equatorial sea width of about a thousand miles. Thus we have presented the ground upon which to move around.
 
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In order to nevertheless recognize its make-up and destiny the more clearly, it shall be necessary to first cast a glance at the planet corresponding to this belt.
 
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You shall know from the foregoing system that this is none other than the planet Uranus, and we shall therefore briefly examine this planet first.
 
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Every calendar can provide you with its distance and size, which however adds little to the purpose for which we shall give it a cursory glance. But it matters that we take note of how, why and what its make-up is.
 
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By cubic content it exceeds your Earth about a thousandfold, bespeaking a considerable area, for which reason Uranus can almost be regarded as first rank. Its inhabitable land, as with Saturn, is mostly below the equator, because the polar regions are almost uninhabitable on account of their frigidity. But the equatorial regions on the whole have of a pleasant climate and are highly mountainous.
 
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No planet considered so far is so studded with fire-spewing volcanoes such as this one and the northern and southern borders of the inhabitable land especially are laced with almost continuous fire-spewing mountain chains. The lands of the interior are almost free of volcanoes and by contrast are well supplied with good, inhabitable land upon even plains.
 
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Land vegetation is exceedingly luscious, with a mostly red-blue coloured plant, which has blossoms of either white-green or blending into white light-blue. The vegetation however is not very diverse in species even though wherever it occurs it is much more vigorous and gigantic.
 
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As with the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom is also far less abundant than upon other planets. But the few marine as well as land based and aerial animals are exceedingly powerful and mostly gigantic. No kingdom of smaller animals like insects and creeping things occurs except for the fly which is identical with yours in shape and nature.
 
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Concerning humans, these are fairly big. The males and females measuring respectively about sixteen and fourteen metres in height with a very stormy and violent nature, wherefore one would not take them up adversarial, in your view. They are also exceedingly bold and full of a most enterprising spirit. As for danger they shy away from nothing and fear of death is foreign to them.
 
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For which reason they have to be kept well in check by various means to prevent their often exaggerated virtues turning into vices.
 
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Even this planet's departed spirits must be held in isolation, for they usually are victors in conflicts with other spirits.
 
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Whoever does not get far with innermost, all-sacrificing love with them, had better move on, for they are unapproachable through wisdom. But he who wins them through love can count himself most fortunate in every sense, because their faithfulness and longsuffering is equally stubborn and no test can shake it.
 
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Wherefore their entire social norms boil down to love. Whatever love indicates they put to action with such resolve that they can in no way be held back from whatever they have commenced, except through total annihilation.
 
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I will give you an idea of these people's resolve.
 
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Suppose someone had commenced a work but halfway through death had overtaken him forcing his spirit and soul to leave his body; do you think anything can get him away from the spot where he had physically been halfway through the action? In no way is he to be removed but as spirit his hands go to work, not leaving the spot until the work is completed!
 
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For this reason these planetary inhabitants must be left with the capacity to act in the natural sense until they have completed whatever they have commenced, otherwise their spirit would not be capable of moving, on account of their freewill.
 
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Such is the case also with the temporal ones upon this planet. If it were decided that a bridge was to be built from one lofty mountain peak to another, then once the project is decided upon in their willpower, then there is no tarrying or resting until the two alpine peaks are joined with the projected bridge.
 
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There, no other planet disports such daring structures. What would your Egyptian pyramids be or some other terrestrial wonders by comparison? Architecture upon the most gigantic scale is to be found on a massive scale. Let Me give you a few small examples.
 
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Supposing this planet's inhabitants found themselves upon Earth and in your country (Syria or Austria - Jakob Lorber's country), and two of them were to take a trip to your Switzerland, finding great admiration for one or other of your glaciers. This image then impresses itself lastingly in the travellers' consciousness. On returning, the two are interviewed about all sorts of especial attractions and what they might consider doing about it? They at once describe and then sketch their favourite attraction. Once sketched however, it becomes the most sincere assurance that such a mountain has to also be erected on another location. For this purpose your Schoeckel and its offshoots were to be at once considered, and on the same day still, many thousands of hands are put to work: before the expiry of ten years, you would have a veritable Jungfrau and Wetterhorn or a Schreckhorn in place of your diminutive Schoeckel (about 1400m) before your eyes.
 
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Behold, the limits to which these inhabitants take their building technology! But let's have another.
 
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Suppose our planetary inhabitants had a certain piece of ground, of great extent of course. The middle of this property however is irritatingly cut by a fairly high mountain ridge of the proportions of your Koralpe, about 2000m. Here it is at once decided to either grade half the mountain with all its tributaries away and use this to fill in all its gorges; or alternatively, to make a one hour's (walk) wide cutting through it right down to ground level, so that the proprietor can walk right through it on level ground. The diggings are used to partly delineate the property and partly as filler for other mountain gorges.
 
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If however the proprietor deems it more expedient, he will build the most beautiful road right over the mountain, landscaping it with the most imposing pyramids and other favoured ornamentation. The road must not however be a winding one like yours on Earth, but has to be perfectly straight. But let you try and build a straight road over an Alp, and the staggering costs and shuddering effort would be obvious to you.
 
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For the inhabitants of Uranus however, this is an all too welcome challenge. Because the more forbidding the terrain and the manpower and stamina needed, the greater the eagerness to throw themselves into it.
 
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Their private dwellings likewise commonly are of an architectural magnitude quite inconceivable to you. Do you imagine that a man from Uranus would be content with a house of stone, the same as you have on Earth? This you can dismiss from your mind at once. For there the expression "he goes in for extras" comes into its own.
 
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Because when an inhabitant of this planet selects a building site on a mountain of faultless rock, it is levelled off all around at once, to a cone shape. This is followed by hundreds of hands grabbing hammers and chisels transforming the mountain into a dwelling with the most sophisticated decor for the inhabitants.
 
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This dwelling has several storeys joined by good wide staircases and there have to be galleries around every story. Thus the appearance of the finished house has the approximate appearance of a Babylonian tower on a large scale, the way you are want to sketch. But you must not think that every house looks the same, but indeed every house has "gone in for extras".
 
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The most imposing buildings however are their temples of God; because for this cause notably entire mountain chains are used, the people believing that I find especial pleasure in one or other mountain chain of about ten miles length that is relatively without fissures.
 
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This mountain chain is then unfailingly fashioned into a temple of God, but nevertheless only down to the halfway mark, because a temple to glorify God must always be positioned at a higher altitude than any other building. The rooves of some temples rise to such heights that notwithstanding their equatorial location, where the heat is like your hottest summer, they are permanently snow and ice bound.
 
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From these few examples you will discern what the spirit of these planetary inhabitants is like. Notwithstanding their bent for architectural magnificence, their other customs and norms are much more simple. Their attire and food likewise are of the greatest simplicity.
 
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Their main code consists of being always mutually supportive without hesitation.
 
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This religion is based on nothing other than the greatest honour to God, and their doctrine is an equally simple one as follows: whatsoever we do is for the glory of God! We honour God in spirit if we regard ourselves as little, generally embracing each other lovingly and being mutually supportive in everything. We honour God in actuality however, if we utilize our powers to ennoble that which He has indicated to us for perfecting in His glory. That sums up the religion of these planetary inhabitants.
 
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Prayer in the temples is not held after your fashion, temples being rather memorials of God's greatness and exaltation; on the other hand, they are general gathering places for consulting on great undertakings for the glory of God.
 
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Here there are no priests or other officials, the most senior elder of a family, which sometimes counts several thousand members, being all in all.
 
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Marriages are kept strictly. Reproduction here too is effected through copulation.
 
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All cadavers of the departed are cremated and their ashes stored in decorous urns and then transferred to the temple.
 
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Males are in constant communion with the departed spirits, not visually but by hearing. Women however have frequent visions.
 
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On the industrial front, women take care of clothing and food preparation, whilst men perform the other tasks and are masters in bronze and building.
 
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There is writing and art upon this planet also, wherefore they also possess Scripture and hence know Me in the human form, acknowledging Me as Lord of Heaven and Earth i.e. their earth. They are also aware of My having walked in the flesh upon a similar earth; conceiving that planet consequently as the highest heaven, they are prevented from being able to plot its position to preclude their worshipping it as divine.
 
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This for the present is all you need to know about this planet for our purpose of moving into the corresponding solar equator.
 
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It is hardly worth pointing out that this planet is accompanied by five satellites and is surrounded by a powerful equatorial nebula, leading some astronomers with telescopes to regard this as a kind of Saturnian ring, because planetary moons firstly are not taken up into the solar region, so far as we shall pursue the matter. Concerning the nebula however, this goes with a planet's natural sphere, having nothing to do with the sun so far as we want to examine the sun for its nature in a practical and imaginative manner.
 
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After this, we can immediately adjourn to our sixth solar belt.