image: J. H. Nelson, "Shortwave Radio Propagation Correlation with Planetary Positions," 1951, page 32 (link).

I have read several, but by no means all, of the works of the extraordinarily insightful and original author, Joseph P. Farrell. Some of the most eye-opening of his books (to me) have included The Grid of the Godsand Thrice Great Hermetica and the Janus Age. However, I am only now getting around to reading Joseph Farrell's 2010 work, Babylon's Banksters: The Alchemy of Deep Physics, High Finance and Ancient Religion, and I consider it to be the most comprehensive and intriguing work of his that I've encountered to date.

As I mentioned in my recent visit to Grimerica during the inaugural edition of "Skies Over Grimerica," discussing some of the constellations and planets you can see each month in the night sky (and their connection to ancient myth), Babylon's Banksters is not at all a "dry text" about finance and economics but in fact delves into cutting-edge (and indeed suppressed) theories of hyper-dimensional physics, as well as the evidence that ancient cultures may have possessed a sophisticated understanding of the apparently multi-dimensional nature of this universe through which we are all traveling.

Among the many fascinating pieces of evidence which Dr. Farrell presents which appear to support the notion that this reality is impacted by other dimensions beyond those admitted by conventional science and physics is a 1951 paper published by J. H. Nelson, of the engineering department at the RCA Communications Company, detailing astonishing correlations between propagation of shortwave radio waves and the positions of the planets within the solar system. 

As the 1951 paper explains, "An examination of shortwave radio propagation conditions over the North Atlantic for a five-year period, and the relative position of the planets in the solar system, discloses some very interesting correlations" (26).

Specifically, author J. H. Nelson discovered, based upon years of graphs based upon records kept in the duty logs of RCA technicians located in Long Island, New York that: "It can be readily seen from these graphs that disturbed conditions show good correlation with planetary configurations. All configurations, however, are not accompanied by disturbed conditions." Specifically, the data indicates that when the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn have alignments or groupings at angles of 0 degrees, 90 degrees, 180 degrees, or 270 degrees, disturbances are seen in the shortwave radio propagation on earth. Nelson sets out the different planetary configurations that were found to create the greatest disturbances in a series of seven "deductions" or principles which appear to govern the results observed in the data. 

He also presents several diagrams of planetary positions which corresponded to historical disturbances in shortwave transmission and reception during the 1940s, some of which are shown in the diagram above. In those diagrams, the sun is shown at the center of the circle, and lines are drawn to represent the relative angles between the planets Mercury (designated by the number 1), Venus (designated by the number 2), Earth (designated 3), Mars (4), Jupiter (5) and Saturn (6).

But why would the relative configurations of the planets have an impact on radio wave activity on earth (as well as, the article hints, an impact on sunspot activity on the surface of our sun, and thus upon earth weather and electromagnetic activity)? "Further investigation is required," the paper declares.

One would think that such an astonishing phenomenon, observed by engineers at the venerable RCA company and supported by years of carefully-recorded observations and data, would have been widely discussed in the decades since it was first brought to light, and that those of us who have taken courses in physics at the college level would certainly have heard of it. One would think that dozens or even hundreds of other papers might have been published on this phenomenon since then, and that the original essay would be easy to find in several places on the world-wide web in the present time. 

But if one were to have assumed any of those things, one would be mistaken. In fact, the original paper is rather difficult to locate. Certainly there are several sources which list the title of the article, its author and its date of publication, but finding the actual text is very difficult. The only place that I was able to find it was at Richard C. Hoagland's Enterprise Mission site, where this "index" page contains links to eight pages, each of which contains an image of one of the eight pages of the original article. The interested reader is encouraged to examine the full 1951 article by following each of those eight links, and is especially encouraged to note the seven rules or "deductions" regarding the planetary alignments which were observed to create the greatest disturbances on the earth.

Joseph Farrell's suggestion regarding the explanation for this phenomenon is extraordinary -- and may explain a host of other fascinating evidence from many other fields. Drawing on theories put forward by innovative physicists over the past hundred or so years, and especially it seems upon the theories proposed by mathematical physicist Hartmut Muller, Dr. Farrell suggests (if I am understanding his work correctly) that wave-patterns originating in other dimensions may be impinging upon the dimensions that we are able to perceive -- which may explain why the planets in our solar system can be seen to be arrayed at specific harmonic intervals, and why (curiously enough) certain biologists whose work Dr. Farrell also discusses in the book have noted that the morphology (body sizes) of known organisms on earth appear to group themselves in similarly mathematically-predictable intervals, and even why economic and other human activity appears to follow similar harmonic cycles, as documented by Edward R. Dewey and Edwin F. Dakin in their 1947 work, Cycles: The Science of Prediction. Dr. Farrell even points out that, in one of his earlier books, he cited evidence that the same kinds of harmonic wavelike patterns can be seen in human demographic dispersion over geographic space, "in areas favored or shunned by urban populations" (cited on page 111 of Babylon's Banksters).

In order to understand the full scope of what Dr. Farrell is arguing, a careful examination of the entire book is highly recommended to the interested reader. But note some of the implications of this paradigm, in which the realities of another dimension (or other dimensions) are penetrating into our reality and creating patterns which we can perceive, without being able to directly perceive (or even completely perceive) what is taking place in those other dimensions, which are outside of our normal experience. Citing an excellent analogy offered by the Russian esotericist, P. D. Ouspensky, Dewey and Dakin in their 1947 work note that a hypothetical being who existed only in two dimensions, like a figure drawn on a piece of paper, could neither look into the third dimension or even accurately imagine it: "for you have no thickness, and cannot even imagine thickness" (192, cited in Farrell 100).

If a three-dimensional wheel were to intrude into this hypothetical two-dimensional space in which the two-dimensional beings lived -- if the "paper-thin" world had a slot in it, in which a vertical three-dimensional wheel was slowly turning -- and if that wheel was divided into four sections, each with a different color, Ouspensky says in his analogy, then the two-dimensional beings would only see an infinitely thin line of color as the wheel turned, and that color would change periodically, but they would not be able to comprehend why it was changing, unless they were able to theorize the existence of a third dimension and the existence of this three-dimensional wheel that was intersecting with their two-dimensional space. And this, Dewey and Dakin surmise, might explain why these cycles are manifesting in the data that they compile in their book.

And this, Dr. Farrell argues, might help us to understand what is going on with the evidence that the arrangement of the planets -- the cycles of the planets -- can have very real correlation with seemingly disconnected phenomena on earth. The planets themselves, he notes, may be "natural resonators" for the kind of hyper-dimensional waves that are intersecting with or interpenetrating with the dimensions of which we are normally conscious or aware (page 113). In fact, the planets themselves may be positioned in the solar system at the intervals that we observe them to be because large masses tend to cluster around the nodes of those hyper-dimensional waves in the first place, if I am understanding Dr. Farrell's arguments correctly (see again page 113). 

And thus the planets themselves are visible indicators of hyper-dimensional realities from a plane or a realm beyond the ordinary reality in which we normally operate! What is astonishing about this fact, of course (and Dr. Farrell gets into this angle in his book as well) is that the ancients clearly seem to have understood this fact, because the planets of course are identified with the gods across the ancient sacred traditions of humanity (and, what is more, there are strong correspondences across cultures regarding which gods and goddesses and which characteristics are associated with each planet).

It should also be noted that many ancient monuments can be found to have measurements and ratios and spacial patterns which relate to the dimensions of the earth, sun, moon, and planets -- and that the Avenue at Teotihuacan has been argued, based upon the measurements and proportions discovered by Hugh Harleston and other researchers, to have proportional correspondences to the spacing of the planets in our solar system. Based on the paradigm offered by Joseph Farrell in Babylon's Banksters, it is possible to theorize that this grouping at Teotihuacan may not necessarily indicate a direct imitation of or modeling of the solar system in the buildings themselves -- instead, Teotihuacan may have been created by those with an awareness of the "other realm" or "other realms," and the intrusion of those other dimensions into this one may also be responsible for the grouping of the planets at the distances that we find them.

What can be seen with great certainty is that the ancient mythologies and sacred traditions the world over associated the heavenly cycles with the actions of the gods and with the Other Realm. And, based upon evidence such as that compiled by shortwave technicians at the RCA company during the 1940s, we can see that the motions of those heavenly cycles, to include the arrangements of the planets, have very real impacts upon our world in ways that we still do not fully understand (although it does appear that the ancients understood them, to a degree beyond what is commonly understood today).

In other words, the gods are very real (the powers which operate in other dimensions, and which can intersect with and influence what takes place in this one). The impact of dimensions or realities beyond the dimension in which we normally operate is also very real -- even if, like the hypothetical two-dimensional beings living in the infinitely flat plane proposed by P. D. Ouspensky, we have a difficult time even imagining or conceiving of these other dimensions or realities.

The ancient myths and sacred stories of humanity often feature the story of a king or other central figure who is approached by a god or gods and offered a choice (such as in the dream of Solomon, discussed here, or in the many variations of the theme of the beauty contest in which the choices are connected to power, wisdom, or the enjoyment of the most beautiful woman in the world). In another variation of this mythical episode, King Midas chooses (unwisely) to ask for unlimited wealth and riches, by having everything he touches turn to gold. 

But in the story of Solomon, the king asks for wisdom in order to help others -- and this is the choice that the ancient myths condone (the other choices, such as the choice of Midas or of Paris in the story of the Judgment of Paris, lead to disaster). By implication, I am convinced that the ancient myths are telling us that when we begin to understand how the motions and powers of the Other World impact on this one, we are supposed to use that understanding in order to ask for wisdom and to help others. We are not supposed to go to the gods or the Other Realm in order to seek power over others, or riches, or self-aggrandizement and self-indulgence.

And yet it is clear that there are those who understand some aspects of the multi-dimensional realities that are being discussed above and in Joseph Farrell's books, and who wish to use the gifts of the gods for their own power and enrichment, rather than (like Solomon) for wisdom in order to help others. See for example the discussion and metaphor offered in the previous post entitled "The Cobra Kai sucker-punch," from September 11, 2014.

Along these lines, it is especially interesting to examine the alignment of the various planets on specific dates associated with traumatic and suspicious incidents, including September 11, 2001, in order to see if the alignments correspond with some of the rules or principles outlined in the 1951 essay by RCA engineer J. H. Nelson. Those configurations noted on pages 30 and 31 of the article linked above include alignments of 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees with Saturn and Jupiter, and alignments in which Mars is at one of those angles with Saturn or Jupiter, and alignments in which there is "a great concentration of planetary influence near the 0, 90, 180, or 270 points of the Saturn-Jupiter team" (30-31).

Note that in the three diagrams in the image shown at top, there is often one or more "180-degree alignments" (creating a more or less "straight line" bisecting the circle) plus another planet at about 90 degrees from this line.

Now note how often we find a similar pattern among the configurations of the planets on suspicious or traumatic days in recent history. The diagrams below are taken from the online orrery app at, where you can dial up any date back to the beginning of the year 2000 and see where the planets are (you can also change the plane of the solar system as you view it -- the images below are looking "straight down," from the north-end side of earth as it orbits, upon the plane of the solar system). Note that the image at top also shows where you could see the planets against the background constellations from the view of an observer on earth on that particular day.

The first diagram shows the arrangement of planets on September 11, 2001. The circles indicate the orbits. The sun is in the center, then the first circle shows the orbit of Mercury, then the next shows Venus, then Earth, then Mars (the outermost circle in the inner group). Then there are two much larger circles, first for Jupiter and then for Saturn (and these planets are labeled with their names -- the others are not). I have added green lines going all the way out to the Saturn-orbit circle, in order to show the geometries (similar to the lines in the diagrams from the article of J. H. Nelson):

orrery 09 11 2001 with lines green.jpg

As you should be able to see, the planetary configuration on that day bore strong similarities to some of those shown in the 1951 article by J. H. Nelson. Specifically, we see a "180-line" created by the planets Jupiter and Mercury (and the Sun at the center), along with a nearly "90-degree-line" created by the position of the Earth (which is the planet on the third ring out from the Sun, and the ring just inside the orbit of Mars, which is the outermost of the tight group of rings near the Sun).

Below is the same chart showing the planets on September 11, this time with the 180 and 90-degree lines highlighted in red:

orrery 09 11 2001 with lines green and red.jpg

Next, the arrangement of the planets is shown for the date of 12/14/2012 is shown. This is the date of the notorious Sandy Hook event. The pattern here is not as clear-cut as the configuration shown above or the others shown below, because we do not see the clear "180-line" that we see in most of the diagrams from Nelson. However, it should be fairly evident that there is a 90-degree angle between Saturn and Mars, which is a configuration mentioned in Nelson's principles in the original article. Not only that, but the positions of Mercury and Venus are very close to the direction of the Saturn-line, thus indicating that we have what Nelson describes as a "concentration of planetary influence near the 0, 90, 180, or 270 degree points" of Saturn or Jupiter (in this case, Saturn):

orrery 12 14 2012 with lines green.jpg

Below is the same diagram for 12/14/2012, this time with the lines for the angles of Saturn and Mars drawn in red (and you can see the lines for Mercury and Venus right next to the line for Saturn):

orrery 12 14 2012 with lines green and red.jpg

Below is the planetary configuration for the date of 06/12/2016, which is the date of another traumatic event in recent history, the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando:

orrery 06 12 2016 with lines green.jpg

In this diagram of the planetary configurations, we can see a very clear 180-line, bisecting the circle, formed by Venus and Earth on either side of the Sun. Jupiter is 90-degrees off of this 180-line. Additionally, Jupiter and Saturn are nearly at 90-degrees to one another, and both Mars and Earth are close to Saturn in terms of angle from Jupiter, creating another "concentration of planetary influence" such as described in the Nelson article from 1951. Below is the same diagram with the 180 and 90-degree angles highlighted in red:

orrery 06 12 2016 with lines green and red.jpg

Below is the planetary configuration for the date of October 01, 2017, which was the date of the murders in Las Vegas under extremely suspicious circumstances, which traumatized the entire world:

orrery 10 01 2017 with lines green.jpg

Once again, we do not see a clear 180-line, but we do see a very clear 90-degree angle created by the positions of Earth and Saturn. In addition, we may also see that Mercury (on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth) is making a near-180-degree line with the Earth and the Sun, as highlighted in red in the diagram below:

orrery 10 01 2017 with lines green and red.jpg

Again, the reader is encouraged to compare these configurations to those shown in the image from the J. H. Nelson article which diagram planetary positions which created great disturbances in the electromagnetic spectrum and in the propagation of shortwave signals.

The similarities of the above patterns to the patterns in the Nelson article from 1951 do not conclusively demonstrate that someone who is aware of the power of the planets and who understands the significance of various planetary configurations is planning or coordinating or scripting traumatic events, including the events that took place on the dates shown in the orrery diagrams above. However, these configurations on those dates certainly give us something to consider, and constitute data that bears keeping in mind for further analysis in the future. Hopefully, there will not be more such traumatic (and often suspicious) events -- but if so, the planetary configurations should be noted for signs of a recurring and ongoing pattern.

The ancients understood that the powers of the Unseen Realm (or Realms) are indeed real. The ancient wisdom of the world appears to encourage us to use this understanding in order to benefit others, and not in order to obtain power over others, or in order to harm others, or in order to accumulate wealth. Such misuse of the gifts given by the gods always leads to disaster, in the world's sacred stories and traditions, and to serious consequences sent by the gods themselves.

The data compiled by the RCA engineers and technicians, and analyzed by J. H. Nelson appears to offer compelling evidence that the gods or powers with whom the planets have anciently been associated are indeed real, and do have the ability to impact our world in ways we do not understand today. And the overwhelming evidence that the ancient myths are directly based on the motions of the stars, the planets, and the other heavenly cycles should show us that the ancients, even in remotest antiquity, knew it. 

We in the modern era should start to remember it, because this knowledge is sadly forgotten (or neglected, or actively suppressed) today.


Thank you to Joseph Farrell for his ongoing work in bringing this evidence to light, and for his analysis of its tremendous and wide-reaching implications.

It should go without saying that Dr. Farrell does not endorse and does not necessarily share many of the views or conclusions that I may have come to in my own analysis and discussion above or in other blog posts or publications.