Egypt: “Image of Heaven” – The Planisphere and the Lost Cradle


The Horus Icon
The Prehistoric Link between Heaven and Earth

The central aspect of the Egyptian and Sumerian mythological-cosmological accounts is the creation of order from chaos, the two powers of the universe. This, they expressed by creating a link between the constellations of the sky and the patterns of the earth.

This principle underlies several building projects of the ancient Egyptians and is therefore the key to unraveling their religion, building techniques and various mysteries.

Zitman describes both “Egypt as an Image of Heaven” and reveals the lost ‘second’ birthplace of the Ancestors of Egypt and Sumeria, by analyzing an unique clay tablet. In the end, he is able to reveal the original homeland of the Shemsu Hor, the fathers of ancient Dynastic Egyptians, the bringers of civilization. This book is the first to understand the true core of the ancient. Egyptian – and Sumerian – belief system, the two cultures that showed Mankind the path of civilization, the principle of order over chaos.

This book will reveal how the ancient Egyptian calendar, based on the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, was a means for the ancient Egyptians to bring order into the chaos of time and space. In their homeland along the river Nile, ‘observatories’ were erected on key points (i.e. settlements), from pre-dynastic times onwards, to observe the movements of this star. From these observations, a calendar was devised that became the backbone of Egyptian ‘time’.

But there is more: retracing the locations of these observatories, the author reveals how the division of the land of Egypt, which included the concept of a Zero Meridian and the foundations of the first towns were linked to these observatories, and brought order into the ‘chaos’ of their land. Thus, Sirius, identified with the creator god Atum, ordered both time (the calendar) and space (Egypt).

The author shows that the church historian Eusebius was amongst those who stated that the ancients believed that the Egyptian legends were related to the stars: the constellations, their rise and their settings. This key understanding opens the path to understand ancient Egypt, where astronomy and the stars were the masters of time and space.

Egyptologists have discovered objects and pictures of the Pharaoh ‘smiting the enemy’. Some of these depictions date from pre-dynastic times. This expression of order, and rule, over Egypt, is a stylistic depiction of Pharaoh holding the throw-stick or the club of warfare.

During the third and fourth dynasty, the Egyptians fulfilled a master plan, in which the only ten true (i.e. those made with stone, to last for eternity) pyramids are built. Zitman reveals that the main outline of that master plan represents a star map and tile famous stylistic ‘Horus pose’ of the Pharaoh. The ten true pyramids therefore not only functioned as royal tombs, but also a star map. Incorporating the original stone pyramid of Djoser, the cornerstone of the State of Egypt, the Pharaohs of the third and fourth dynasty literally created ‘Heaven on Earth’.

Zitman further reveals that this ‘Horus pose’ was a zodiacal sign, of which the constellation Orion was part. The Egyptians also realized that the constellation Scorpio was identical to the outline of the river Nile. The author finally settles the issue of what constellation the Egyptian god Osiris was identified with: as God of the Underworld, Osiris was identified with Scorpio; his soul, identified with his son Horus, ruled the World, was identified as Orion (part of Bull). Both signs are diametrical in the sky.

Osiris (Scorpio) was identified with ‘Zep Tepi’, the so-called ‘First Time’, the ‘First Golden Era’, a mythical time comparable to the Garden of Eden. Scorpio ruled the Earth in 15570 BC, because at sunrise on New Year’s day, the constellation of Scorpio was visible in the Eastern Sky. In 3500 BC, on the same day, Scorpio set in the Western Sky, entering ‘the Underworld’. At that same moment, the constellation of Orion and Horus rose in the Eastern sky. The Egyptians have the knowledge that the rising of the constellation Orion was the Throne of Horus and ruled as such over Egypt, but that ‘in spirit’, it was Osiris.

These observations, once again, underlines the guiding principle of “on earth as in heaven” or, as it was remembered in Hermetic writings, “as above, so below’’. As such, for the first time, a complete and accurate interpretation of the pyramids of Egypt – and why, when and why there they were built – is shown.

This is, however, not the only conclusion the author draws from this analysis.

New chronological research has proven that the pyramids of Giza are 500 years older than previously believed, and therefore date back to around 3000 BC (not. 2500 BC). This seriously incapacitates previous thinking on the significance of these monuments, but actually underlines the central importance and accuracy of Zitman’s observations. He further reveals that the Egyptian religion changed from a star cult in a sun cult during that period.

The ‘heretic’ Pharaoh Akhenaten, originator of the cult of Aten, built his new, capital Achet-Aten in the exact center of Egypt, at the position where the two main observation trajectories of Sirius crossed. He re-introduced various concepts of the ‘pyramid age’, but his efforts were to be countered.

The New Year Festival, linked to the rising of the sun and the star Sirius, was an expression of order over chaos and various creation myths, including the slaying of the serpent Apophis, identified with certain constellations in the northern sky, were enacted.

Egypt, however, was not alone. The Sumerian civilization was established according to the same principles. There, New Year was also a victory of order over chaos; the Sumerian creation myth, the Enuma Elish was recounted on that day.

In the British Museum, however, there is an ancient Planisphere, a division of the world according to an astronomical matrix, which reveals how the ancient Sumerians divided the world in various sectors.

Though many have tried to interpret this enigmatic Planisphere, nobody has ever been able to completely – and therefore accurately – interpret it. Zitman reveals that this ancient ‘star map’ is a vast astronomical, geometrical and geographical principle that encompassed the region of the Middle Fast and part of Northern Africa. It also reveals the ‘second’ birthplace of the fathers of civilizations, the group that were termed ‘Shemsu Hor’, the Followers of Horus, by the ancient Egyptians.

They arrived from an area in what is now the Sahara, but what was once, around 8000-6000 BC, a lush region. Recent archaeological discoveries have shown that it is in this region that the oldest signs of – an extremely advanced – civilization can be found: pottery that is 10,000 years old, rock art of an ancient Egyptian star-clock that has been dated to 6500 BC. Zitman analyses the inscriptions and depictions of this civilization, and shows how they link in with the Egyptian and Sumerian mythology.

For the first time ever, this book will prove that the Egyptian – and Sumerian – civilization was not a sudden explosion of knowledge – it was brought, by a group of people, called ‘Shemsu Hor’, the Followers of Horus. When they moved away from their homeland in western Africa around 5300 BC, because of climatic changes, they settled in Lower Egypt in the Delta and region of Memphis.

They would some 1800 years later, with the Children of Seth from Upper Egypt, found ‘Dynastic Egypt’, the Egypt of the Pharaohs, making Memphis the first capital. This book will carry, the reader to their homeland, where the remains of their civilization will reveal the culture of the fathers of ancient civilization.

For centuries, science and Mankind in general have been unable to pierce through the veil of 4000 BC, to discover the past of our civilization. This veil has now been lifted.