Today marks an extremely rare and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the transit of Venus, an astronomical phenomenon that has continued to fascinate scientists and astronomers for centuries. During the transit, the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and earth and could be used in an attempt to measure the distance between the Earth and Venus.
Many ancient civilizations have charted the movements of the planet Venus. When mapped, the appearances of Venus were thought to represent the evening and morning star. Venus’ movements were especially important to the ancient Mayans as well.
The symbol of the star formed by the planet’s orbital patterns was discovered in several of the world’s most sacred temples by Richard Merrick as well. The symbol, the Venus Blueprint, he explains, is integral to the design of some of the most significant religious architecture around the world–including St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the Roman Pantheon, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and more.
Upon further examination, Merrick was astounded to discover that temples designed using the Venus Blueprint are endowed with extraordinary acoustics that, when supplied with the right tones and frequencies, are capable of harmonizing with Earth’s resonant frequencies and evoking altered states of consciousness. He then proposes a fascinating idea: Could it be that the ancients used these harmonics to enhance entheogenically induced visionsâ€”to commune with the divine and liberate the gods within?
To learn more about Merrick’s The Venus Blueprint, please visit and like the facebook page. For more instructions on how to safely view the transit of Venus today, head on over to the Los Angeles Times.
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