The concept of correlating astronomical events and alignments to activities here on earth is a science only now being rediscovered. To the ancients,
the heavens were closely studied, for they beieved the activities of men were directly influenced by the motions of stars of planets.
In the 11th century CE, Astrology was the science of the heavens, they had not yet established the concept in their minds as we do today. The fact
that these events occured must therefore logically mean that their meaning was sought after, analyzed, and understood by the sages of the day, and
there was no greater concentation of such minds in the west than in the Roman Church.
It is silly to think that these events, as major as they were, didn't have a direct bearing on the trends and decisions of the time. Recall that the
business of kings was the consult astrologers, and wars, business, and civil matters were often timed and according to the movements of the
In modern times, it is easy to forget how the ancients thought about such matters. In today's secular culture, the heavens have no bearing at all,
and the actiivties of state are entirely secular, or revolve around profane matters only.
So just because the modern books you have read neglect to make this connection, doesn't mean that there isn't one. That's why I posted this: It
is a rediscovery of a thing long forgotten.
Look at what happened when Hale Bopp appeared! And those were modern people! Just think of the things people would have thought at the sight of
Halley's Comet, which appeared in the late 11th century as well!!!
I am not able to cite references here - there is no book about this.
For example, in Egypt, it is only within the past 15 years that the connection between the positions and stars and the ancient monumnets has been
established. The ancient sciences were entirely based upon the knowledge of the heavens, and for anyone to neglect this when discussing the business
of the ancients is to make a great mistake.
I think what I am asking you to do here is to use your own reasoning abilities, combined with a litte bit of inference, but this topic is rather
obscure so I don't think I'm going to have much luck!
Anyway guys, I just wanted to point something out to you that might be another one of history's great oversights.
That is, of course, unless you think everythng your teachers said was true, and everything that ever happened is currently known to us. But if you
were like that, why would you be hangin out on ATS?