AUM~Sparky's Atlantis Review: Voltaire's Stars!
Atlantis Book Review!
Star References Within Voltaire's Works!
Star References Found Within Voltaire's Works!
When the student is ready,
the teacher will appear.
ZADIG, or FATE
- - Zadig directed his course by the stars of Orion, and
the splendid Dogstars guided his steps toward the
pole of Canopea.
- - His soul detached from his senses contemplated the
immutable order of the universe.
- - For 125 years every 1000 we are taught.
- - Worship only He that created the stars and the
- - Eldest son of the Great Bear, brother of the Bull,
and cousin of the Great Dog.
- - When the bright star Sheat shall appear on the horizon.
- - Algenib was also mentioned.
- - for observing a bitch (Dog star?)
- - Wealth comes to those who dance lightly on the first
day of the Crocodile.
- - The Deity hath created millions of worlds, among
which there is not one that resembles another.
- - The Angel Jesrad took flight toward the tenth
- - Honey vies with the Pleiades.
- - Serpents guard treasure: The golden apples of the
Hesperides; the golden fleece; and the golden
- - Chaldeans had already 1903 years of celestial observation.
One epoch dates to 2234 BC.
- - The sublime science of astronomy!
- - A Zodiac shows January as a pitcher of water.
- - Chaldeans prayed toward the northern star.
- - The Persians claimed a prophet of 6000 years ago,
named Zerdust, taught Sun worship.
- - (He calls Sybil by the name of Sylla.)
- - Rome and Greece both thought that Jupiter was supreme.
- - Saturn is about 900 times larger than earth.
- - (He gives Saturn as having five moons and a ring.)
- - our duration an instant, our globe an atom.
- - Matter, though interminable, hath different
properties in every sphere.
- - The Sirian spectrum has 39 colors.
- P240- The Sirian setting the dwarf upon his knees, and the
ship and crew upon his nail, held down his head and
- - The dwarf stood 1000 fathoms. [6,000ft, over
a mile! He speaks of the dwarf before it was officially discovered.]
- - His Excellency Sirius, lying on his side - 120,000
- - The great star of the constellation Gemini and that
- - Air is 900 times lighter than water.
- - My soul is the mirror of the universe and my body
- - Their suns and their stars, were created solely for
the use of man.
- - There can be no more than five perfect worlds,
because there are but five regular mathematical bodies.
- - Jupiter's four moons to enlighten them.
- - The serious genii who had made Saturn.
THE STUDY OF NATURE
- - The square of the revolutions of the planets is
always in proportion to the cubic root from their
distance to their center.
- - All nature is arranged with due regard to weight and
measure, number and motion.
- - The Greeks called the breath the soul.
- - He thinks other worlds are peopled, but have never
communed with us.
- - All the stars were made for the Earth.
- - And who do Saturn and we revolve round this planet
sooner from west to east than from east to west!
- - Only one substance in the Universe.
- - In the star Sirius, in Orion, the Ox's Eye, and
elsewhere, everything is perfect.
- - Everything in nature consists of monads.
- - Monads are concentric mirrors of the universe.
- - Argot, the language of thieves (Bread)
- - Voltaire said belief in the Magi, in sorcery,
demons, and planetary influence is folly.
- - Kinks in my spine that no injury put there. As I
get older I unwind.
- - Aratos called Sirius the dog of Orion.
- - Sirius "Star of Passage of Yemen"
- - The Big Dog is half in the Milky Way. (Cerberus?)
- - Sirius means "The Leader"
- - Homer refered to the rising of Sirius.
- - Pliny said the origin of honey was "from the ayer
at the rysynge (rising) of certeyne starres,
especially Sirius and the Vergiliae the seven of the
- - Sirius is said to change color to swarth or red and
cause disease on the Earth.
- - Mild Sirius tinct with dewy violet, set like a
flower upon the breast of Eve.
- - Helebore for the disorder of thinking oneself always
- - Peter of Luxemburg performed miracles.
- - The "Dawn of Reason"
- - Whoever seeks after truth could be persecuted by
- - We worship the Deity from evening to morning.
Memnon, the Philosopher
- - * A celestial spirit, with six wings, came from a
little star near Sirius.
- - In watching, over the other worlds that are
entrusted (to the White Dwarf of Sirius).
- - The first has more than the second, and the second
has more than the third.
- - "No jades to dupe a poor devil".
- - The spirit told Memnon that Earth was not the
madhouse of the universe, but almost.
- - Divide the tone major into two commas, or into two
semicommas; and if the progress of the fundamental
sounds are made by 1, 3, and 9.
- - "Wine of Brie" - (Plato)
- - Watching arises from sleep, and sleep from watching.
- - Onions and artichokes are very good things.
- - There was great madness in prefering reason to happiness.
Sage and Atheist
- - Isaac Newton wrote "Commentaries on the Apocalypse".
- - If you would but think yourself happy, you would
then be so.
- - "The Mysteries of the For and Against"
- - To know God: "Open your eyes".
- - The Sun turns on its axis in 25.5 days.
- - Rarified matter must take a higher place than denser
- - The strongest press upon the weakest.
- - Bodies moved with a greater impulse, progress more
rapidly than those moved with less. (160 hours)
- - "The gossip Niewentyt"
- - Sense faith cometh by hearing
- - No Nature, All is Art.
- - It must be turned by a handle.
- - There is not one superfluous vessel, (they all
inter-depend upon one another).
- - Fools labor for the philosopher's stone.
- - There is no hell, but this.
- - Thank God for indian corn and arrowroot.
- - Strong liquors, the source of all evils.
- - Especially in the third Book of Lucrece.
- - Tread these paths with a firm step.
- - Try a draught of primrose.
- - Deserving of Heaven: Deserving of the constellation
of the dragon. (Draco)
- - A star 1500 thousand, million L is from Earth - and
emits ray, which on your eyes, form two angles equal
at the top.
- - The quick and the dead.
- - The Turks study the "Alcoran".
- - All these mysteries intimate a future state.
- - Lake Acheron of Tartarus.
- - The Mysteries of Eleusinia are framed on those of
- - The Universe turns beneath Thy hand.
- - Thy feet bear down Tartarus.
- - The Jewish books were not known by foreigners until
- - The author of the "Liege Almanac" is a sorceror; he
saves himself allegorically.
- - There would come a people from the north, who would
- - Aldebaran's star, the Ox's Eye, to the Arabians -
Like an ox, he would strike his enemies with his
- - Ten old maids, called Sibyls, "The Council of God".
- - The Sibyl of Cumae brought nine books to Rome.
- - One thousand bad Grecian verses were kept of the
Sibyl of Erythea. (The Future)
- - * Formed in acrostics, so that the letters of these
words, "Jesous Christos ios Soter", followed each
other at the beginning of each verse.
- - With 5 loaves and 2 fishes, He will fill 12 baskets
- - Saint Paul: We that are alive and remain until the
coming of the Lord.
- - There were 50 gospels, now only 3.
- - Every nation of the ancients had occasion where
animals speak the future.
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