247. Black and white

The team that Horizon lined up on BBC 2 to explain both the known knowns and the known unknowns about this most elusive of astronomical phenomena managed to illuminate the black hole of ignorance that exists in the heart of the average viewer. This average viewer knew. A star dies, and the resulting implosion creates so much gravity that nothing can escape from its pull, not even light.

This, it turns out, is not the whole hole-story. For a start, no one has ever seen a black hole, not properly. The problem with looking for gaps in the universe is that black-on-black makes a pretty good camouflage. The best you can do is look for stars and planets behaving oddly, and home in from there. Preferably by inventing a way of synthesising radio telescopes around the country with a supercomputer to scan the skies with an intensity that would otherwise have required building a dish the size of the US, as Dr Shep Doeleman said.

Another problem is that Einstein’s theory of relativity, which explains everything we know about the ordering of the world, breaks down when dealing with particularly massive or particularly minute entities. You have to posit a singularity, which cannot exist, to make it work. Singularity means, “We don’t know what to do”, explains theoretical physics professor Michio Kaku from the City University of New York, which is both consoling and not.

Scientists are hoping that quantum mechanics will solve this problem and, thus, provide an explanation for the Big Bang –aka life-, the universe and everything. So far, however, attempts to work out a theory of quantum gravity have resulted in an infinite series of infinities. Prof Kaku explained: “It means physics is having a nervous breakdown.”

They showed that there is a relationship between the mass of a black hole and that of its galaxy, black holes weigh about one one thousandth of the mass of the galactic bulge, but when researchers looked at galaxies that were further away, and thus effectively dating from earlier periods in the uni-verse’s history they found a surprising pattern.

The usual mass ratio between a black hole and galaxy did not hold up, instead, the black holes in the most distant galaxies – the ones we are seeing in the youngest stage of development – were much larger than they expected.

The simplest conclusion is that the black holes come first and they somehow grow the galaxy around them. This I have shown to be the case several years ago in the model of creation based on the star configuration/the eight.

The black hole, the singularity is both creator and destroyer, it is both a black and white (w)hole. The uni-verse and the big bang from a singularity and each verse “from a singularity”. Two sides of the same coin, equal to the mathematics shown with the tree of knowledge with its mirror.


The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. It often represents self-reflexivity or cyclic, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished . The ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological symbolism, but has also been frequently used in alchemical illustrations where it symbolizes the circular nature of the alchemist’s opus. It is also often associated with Gnosticism and Hermeticism.  Carl Jung interpreted the ouroboros as having an archetypal significance to the human psyche and as of the pre-ego “dawn-state”.

Plato described a self-eating circular being as the first living thing in the universe  ‘an immortal, perfectly constructed animal’.

“The living being had no need of eyes when there was nothing remaining outside him to be seen, nor of ears when there was nothing to be heard, and there was no surrounding atmosphere to be breathed, nor would there have been any use of organs by the help of which he might receive his food or get rid of what he had already digested since there was nothing which went from him or came into him. For there was nothing beside him, of design he was created, thus, his own waste providing his own food, and all that he did or suffered taking place in and by himself. For the creator conceived that a being which was self-sufficient would be far more excellent than one which lacked anything. As he had no need to take anything or defend himself against any one, the creator did not think it necessary to bestow upon him hands, nor had he any need for feet, nor of the whole apparatus of walking. But the movement suited to his spherical form was assigned to him, being of all the seven that which is most appropriate to mind and intelligence, and he was made to move in the same manner and on the same spot, within his own limits revolving in a circle. All the other six motions were taken away from him, and he was made not to partake of their deviations. And as this circular movement required no feet, the universe was created without legs and without feet.”

The notion of a serpent or dragon eating its own tail can be traced back to ancient Egypt, circa 1600 BC. From ancient Egypt it passed to Phoenicia where it was used as a symbol for Janus before it passed to the Greek philosophers, who gave it the name ouroboros. In the Pyramids of Unas dated between 2375 and 2345 BC, in the Sarcophagus chamber, on the west wall gable hieroglyphs it states, “a serpent is entwined by a serpent and the male serpent is bitten by the female serpent, the female serpent is bitten by the male serpent, earth is enchanted, the male behind mankind is enchanted”. In Gnosticism, this serpent symbolized eternity and the soul of the world. Christianity sees the ouroboros as symbol of the limited confines of the material world.

In Norse mythology, it appears as the serpent Jormungandr, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, who grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. In the legends of Ragnar Lodbrok, such as Ragnarssona pattr, the Great king Herraud gives a small tapeworm as a gift to his daughter Pora Town-Hart after which it grows into a large serpent which encircles the girl’s bower and bites itself in the tail. The serpent is slain by Ragnar Lodbrok who marries Pora. Ragnar later has a son with another woman named Kraka and this son is born with the image of a white snake in one eye. This snake encircled the iris and bit itself in the tail, and the son was named Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye.

Anyone who did pay attention will recognize the story of the snake and Adam and Eve. And the snake that had to, from then on, move on its tummy without legs.

All six motions were taken away. He who has insight calculate the number of the beast 666. So if it is given what is there to calculate? The beast which influences and effect man is the zodiac with its 12 signs, 12 x 6 x 6 x 6 is 25920 which is indeed as Plato stated the zodiac. And we travel this oceanic sea in the ark 45, 25920 divided by 45 is 576 which as you know by now is the eight, the tree of the Kabbalah.



Moshiya van den  Broek