Life on Venus: Not So Farfetched

In my last blog I mentioned the vagueness of human history further back than 10,000 years before present. Early this week I was inspired to write about Venus, after being reminded how the proponents of the Electric Universe theory refer to the “birth of Venus” 10,000 years ago. The news today that scientists now acknowledge there might be life (according to their definition of life) on our sister planet, adds an interesting twist to the story.

The announcement on the scientific front was made by the Royal Astronomical Society in a press conference on Monday, following the discovery of phosphine on Venus. The gas is considered a ‘key biosignature,’ and the astrobiology community concede its presence in the Venusian clouds may indicate the presence of ‘aerial’ life high in the planet’s skies.

To outline the case briefly: here on Earth, phosphine is produced by microbial life in an ‘anaerobic’ process (without oxygen), and the concentration in our atmosphere is in the parts-per-trillion range. The much higher concentration on Venus, at 20 parts-per-billion, cannot be ignored. Phosphine also exists on Jupiter and Saturn, but can be explained there by different processes that do not apply to rocky planets like Earth and Venus.

Founder of the Exopolitics Institute, Dr Michael Salla, tweeted today: “Cover up of life on Venus began with skewed experiments devised by Carl Sagan for Mariner missions. Sagan was given a position at Harvard by MJ-12 in thanks.” Dr Salla would be referring to the fact that scientist Carl Sagan wrote – back in 1967 – that a high carbon-dioxide atmosphere was no obstacle to life, pointing out that up at the 50km (31-mile) layer, at the top of Venus’ clouds, conditions are actually hospitable and almost Earth-like. Add sunlight and water vapor to CO2, he said, and you have the recipe for that building block of life, photosynthesis.

According to Electric Universe theorists at the Thunderbolts Project, 10,000 years ago, the birth of Venus changed the heavens and captured the allure of storytellers and bards for generations. It may have led to the downfall of the ancient world and given rise to our history, wedding customs, and civilization as we know it. They note that Immanuel Velikovsky in his book Worlds in Collision, theorised that Venus was a comet that originally came from Jupiter and was captured into its present orbit in about 1500 BC; he saw that as an explanation as to why ancient peoples such as the Babylonians and Peruvians described it as a fiery streak.

Thunderbolts says that Velikovsky’s work was flawed, in that he based his theories on Hebrew & Greek lore and overlooked the parallels in the older Egyptian and Sumerian stories. They believe the observation by ancient people of Venus’ movement in a comet-like fashion occurred in pre-history (just over ten millennia ago), as it moved to its present position after a collision elsewhere. What they do agree on is that Venus has existed as a planet where it is today, not for billions or even millions of years, but just thousands.

Scientists are quick to point out that Venus is hot with an atmosphere consisting mainly of carbon dioxide and an acidic environment. Exploratory space missions such as Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki probe and ESA’s Venus Express, have found that Venus is cooler at the poles as well as at higher altitudes.

Scientists sometime use the expression ‘Life as we know it,’ and they are limiting their expectations of life-forms on Venus to that of microbes. There are those whom we might call ‘alternative scientists’ however, who have just recently been supporting the idea of extraterrestrials who are invisible/undetectable to our five senses and to conventional methods of detection. In January this year Helen Sharman OBE, the first Brit in space and now at Imperial College London’s Department of Chemistry, Sharman told The Observer, “Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.” She went on to share her view that aliens could be on Earth right now. “Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen?” she asked. “Maybe not. It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”

Back in April of last year, The Oxford Student newspaper ran an interview with Dr Young-Hae Chi of the University of Oxford, in which Dr Chi revealed that he believes not only in invisible aliens living here on Earth, but in the theory they’re interbreeding with humans in order to create a hybrid species capable of surviving the effects of climate change. He has written a book on the subject: Alien Visitations and the End of Humanity.

In 2018, Dr Gabriel de la Torre of the University of Cadiz published a paper in which he proposed that aliens may be living in dark matter, which pervades the entire universe (including the Earth) but which is unobservable. He explained, “What we are trying to do with this differentiation is to contemplate other possibilities – for example, beings of dimensions that our mind cannot grasp, or intelligences based on dark matter or energy forms, which make up almost 95 percent of the universe and which we are only beginning to glimpse.”

He’s not the only scientist who suspects invisible aliens may inhabit dark matter. In 2016, Dr Caleb Scharf of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center wrote an article proposing that dark matter is “where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has always been.” Others, however, have suggested that undetectable aliens might represent an alternative, ‘shadow’ form of microbial life. This is what Carol Cleland and Shelley Copley of Colorado University (along with other co-authors) proposed in a number of papers published from 2005 onwards.

What Mystics have had to say about Venus
C.W. Leadbeater and later adherents of Theosophy such as Alice A. Bailey believed that Sanat Kumara descended from the etheric plane of the planet Venus to Earth, while the ancient Buddhist temple, Kurama-dera in Japan, is host to a unique bodhisattva, the ‘Defender Lord’, who is said to come from the planet Venus.

It is said elsewhere that the ‘Solar Brotherhood’ was first brought to Earth from Venus by adepts known as the Kumaras, a name which has the meaning of androgynous Serpents. You will find references to the Kumaras in the Hindu Puranas, where they are described as being the first teachers of Yoga on the plane.

Author Maurice Cotterell, in several of his books, talks about a group of historical figures he calls ‘The Supergods,’ who were all said to have come from, and returned to, the “bright star” Venus. These include Krishna, Buddha and Jesus, as well as Tutankhamun and Lord Pacal (also incarnated as Viracocha). Specifically he says, “When Krishna was born, a bright star appeared in the sky. Buddha, it was said, was a bright star in his mother’s womb and when Jesus was born a bright star appeared in the sky. Revelation (xxii, 16) goes further, saying: ‘I Jesus … am the root of David, and the bright and morning star’.”

That same chapter of revelation goes on to say in verse 28 “And I will give him the morning star.” While speaking of Biblical verses, in 2 Peter 1:19 says, “Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts;” Isaiah 14:12: “How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!” Talking about Venus?

The great mystic and author Dr Paul Brunton said that the closer a planet to the Sun, the more advanced is the life on it. He wrote: The inhabitants of each planet belong to different stages of evolution: some higher and some lower. This applies not only to the human inhabitants but also to the animal and even the plant inhabitants. There may exist on other planets creatures infinitely more intelligent and more amiable than human beings.

Eckankar is a religious movement with members in over one hundred countries. Its founder said he traced the lineage of its masters back to Gakko, who brought the true teachings of soul travel from the city of Retz on the planet Venus.

Watching Venus
Looking back as far as we can with written records, the ancient Babylonians tracked the wanderings of our twin-planet through the sky in 1600 BC, however, the first scientifically acceptable observation was in 1610 AD by Galileo Galilei. The Greek mathematician Pythagoras was the first to discover that what were thought to be two different bodies, the morning and evening stars, were in fact the one and the same object.

Venus, the only planet we have named after a female figure, is also the closest one to us and is similar in size to Earth. Unlike most others, however, it rotates in a clockwise direction, seeing the Sun rise in the west (only Uranus also does this). It is the most spherical in appearance and has the least eccentric orbit, traveling nearly in a perfect circle; it has no moons or rings.  

One Venusian day (or rotation) is about 243 Earth days, which is longer than one of its orbits around the Sun: a Venusian year is only 225 Earth days, so it has roughly eight years to every five of ours (so  I use a ratio 8:5; those are fussier with their math would say the ratio is 13:8). So, not only is it cooler at the poles, it would probably be the best place to take advantage of the planetary cycles, of light and dark.

I have speculated elsewhere that our moon seems to have been put in its place intelligently and purposefully. Could the same be true of Venus?

Published by australianesoteric

Paul V Young is a freelance writer and published author. He is a certified practitioner of Reiki, NLP and LOA, and a certified TEFL English Teacher. After working and travelling in SE Asia for many years, he has now settled down at the Gold Coast, Australia.

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