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The Great Year
The Calender and Time Cycles
Documentary on cyclical time, ancient civilisations and the Mayan calendar
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The Great Year
The Great Year is a compelling documentary that explores the possibility that the fall of ancient civilizations around
the globe, and the rise of modern civilization, might be related to our Sun’s motion around a companion star. The film
examines evidence that ancient civilizations may have known of this celestial cycle and that our Sun may indeed display the
characteristics of binary motion. Just as the Earth’s spin on its axis causes day and night and our planet’s annual
orbit around the Sun is responsible for the ongoing cycle of the seasons, what if there is some greater celestial cycle, lasting
thousands of years, slowly influencing the rise and fall of civilization across the globe? Where is the evidence? What could
be the cause? To many ancient cultures, the answers lie in the stars. In their view, time and civilization did not progress
ever forward in a strict linear path, but moved in a cyclical pattern, with human civilization and consciousness rising and
falling as great ages came and went. To the ancient Mayans, we are entering the time of the Fifth Sun; Hindu and Vedic scholars
spoke of the Yuga Cycle a great circular progression of ages; and in ancient Greece, Plato taught of a large cycle of time
which would slowly return us to a “Golden Age”. He called this cycle: The Great Year. The Great Year investigates
the common thread in these beliefs and looks back into time seeking answers to the questions that still loom over science
today. How far back into history do humankind’s roots really go? What did the ancients know about the stars and their
movements and what can we learn from them? Why was the “Precession of the Equinox” universally revered? Many of
these cultures spoke of an unseen sun that drives this movement of the stars across the sky over thousands of years and causes
great ages to rise and fall. Could there be an unseen binary partner to our Sun? The Great Year examines this theory and finds
growing scientific evidence to support it. What makes The Great Year so compelling is that it reveals a startling truth embodied
in the number one ancient mystery: the Precession of the Equinox. By showing the cutting edge scientific evidence that challenges
the current theory, this film is sure to set off debates in the scientific, archaeological, and astronomical communities.
This provocative film, narrated by James Earl Jones, is accompanied by 18 minutes of animation and a moving original musical
score. The message behind the film may be the beginning of a whole new way to look at time and history, and just might set
off a new scientific movement to find our Sun’s binary companion.
What is The Great Year?
The Great Year, is the term that some ancient civilizations use to describe the slow precession of the equinox through
the twelve houses of the ancient zodiac, a period that takes about 24,000 years. Different cultures refer to this cycle by
different names including: the Platonic year, Perfect year, Yuga cycle, Ages of Man or just the equinoctial cycle, but one
thing is clear, it was known to virtually every ancient culture throughout the globe. In their epic work Hamlet’s Mill
Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend document the great year tale and point out it was the number one topic woven
into myths and folklore around the ancient world. Why were our ancestors so fascinated by this subject that they memorized
stories that were passed down for thousands of years and built megalithic structures on every continent to monitor this movement?
We think it is because the tales are true! That is, as the Sun curves through space carrying the Earth with it, our bodies
and our planet move to a region where they are affected by different cosmic forces that indirectly result in the rise and
fall of civilization. As mans consciousness expands and contracts, and the cycle plays out, just like a solar year with its
seasons, it results in great ages of enlightenment and dark ages of misery. Indeed, the archaeological record shows a broad
decline of ancient civilizations beginning about 5000 years ago, a long world wide dark age and then finally a rise in consciousness
with the renaissance continuing to the present day. Were the tales and myths and stone henges really just for amusement and
farming? Or is Hamlet’s Mill correct: folklore is the scientific language of ancient times, and they were trying tell
us of the dark days to come, and trying desparetly to preserve knowledge in the pyramids and megaliths and temples so carefully
aligned to the heavens incorporating sophisticated mathematical principles. This is the story of the Great Year and new scientific
evidence to support it. Recent solar system studies seem to indicate that precession is indeed caused by a curving motion
of our sun through space. While not yet widely accepted, if true it is a startling finding confirming the wisdom of the ancients.