Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
Stonehenge Time vs Mayan Calendar Time
The makers of the Stonehenge Watch (Sharpe Products) have issued an official pre-Mayan Apocalypse Edition available in limited quantities. The watch was built to withstand the rigors of the Mayan Apocalypse scheduled for December 21, 2013. The Watch comes with a money-back guarantee, available only after the end-of-world date, for obvious reasons.
In addition, Sharpe Products has begun a contest to determine the best artwork depicting the Mayan-Apocalypse Event (MAE) at the Stonehenge Site. Periodically the makers of the Stonehenge Watch will upload a number of promising depictions to the Stonehenge Watch website. Please be as creative and free as this cataclysmic event warrants.
While the Mayan Calendar predicts the apocalypse on December 21, 2013, the makers of the Stonehenge Watch find the gloom and doom prophecy disconcerting in the extreme, especially when instigated by headlines such as the following: “The Time of Trial on Earth,” “Judgment Day,” “The Time of Great Purification,” “The End of this Creation,” “The Shift of the Ages,” “The Apocalypse,” and “Armageddon”.
A time of great spiritual awakening or the planet being blown to smithereens? Dude, I get a headache just thinking about it! Imagine the headache from the racket if the planet really does blow up! said Peter Payack, inventor of the Stonehenge Watch and first Poet Populist of Cambridge, MA. Stonehenge was built for the ages and will withstand any apocalyptic storms the end of the Mayan Era might bring.
And youve got to admit the Mayan Calendar looks more like a ceramic fruit bowl a tourist bought and plastered on a kitchen wall as a piece of ersatz 1950s era art deco while Stonehenge looks, like, well to think of another word, Stonehenge, states Payack.
In fact, the folks are Sharpe Products are so confident in the superiority of Stonehenge that they are pleased to announce that the winners will be announced on Sunday, December 22, 2013, the day following the MAE!
In the infinitesimal chance that the world does end, to those who actually witness Mayan Astronauts screeching across the horizon, the Stonehenge Watch makers will offer a complimentary psychiatric evaluation along with a money-back guarantee.
The Mayan-Apocalypse edition of the Stonehenge Watch is specially crafted to keep the integrity of the original construction of Stonehenge, and thus, when opening the watch case, the owner can use the built-to-scale model of Stonehenge as a shadow clock to tell time, mark the four seasons and note the passage of years. The Stonehenge Watch is modeled after an old-fashioned railroad pocket watch. It has been handsomely constructed to include an analog quartz watch on one side (for those who insist on modern methods of time-telling) and a relief of Stonehenge on the other.
Stonehenge (as was the Stonehenge Watch) was built to tell the seasons, years, eclipses and time, not to predict the end of time, concludes Payack.
Interestingly enough, the day of the much ballyhooed MAE is the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun sets directly opposite of the Heel Stone at the Stonehenge monument itself.
The categories for the best artwork depicting the Mayan-Apocalypse Event (MAE) at the Stonehenge Site are: Kids under 5, Children 6-12, Young People 13-18, Adults 18+, and Seniors 62+. Aliens (of all ages), Ancient Druids (Born before 250 B.C.E ) and Ancient Mayans (Born pre-900 A.D) are in a special category all their own.
The prize in each category will be the glory and notoriety of being displayed on http://www.StonehengeWatch.com. Plus category winners will receive a Stonehenge Watch, a copy of Stonehenge Unraveled, signed by Peter Payack, a Hidden Halos mug and a Stonehenge tee-shirt.
The top five in each category will be displayed prominently at http://www.StonehengeWatch.com.
Please submit a PDF of your artwork, as well as your name, age and mailing address to: MAE vs. Stonehenge, at StonehengeWatch(at)gmail(dot)com.
All decisions, made by the MAE vs. Stonehenge illustrious selection committee, are final.
The following are facts, quotes and reviews of the Stonehenge Watch:
Great Leap Backward in Time
The Stonehenge Watch has garnered much international attention and has been featured at The International Sky Art Conference at MIT, on BBC-TV, in Astronomy Magazine, in Stuff/UK’s 100 Best Gadgets of All-Time issue, in Playboy Magazine; featured in Inc. Magazine, is represented in the classic college textbook, Astronomy: From Earth to the Universe (Saunders), and has even been for sale at the Stonehenge site itself.
The Stonehenge Watch sells for $ 19.95, with $ 5.00 for shipping and handing.
This Mayan-Apocalyptic edition of the watch is specially crafted to keep the integrity of the original construction of Stonehenge, and thus, when opening the watchcase, can use the built-to-scale model of Stonehenge as a shadow clock to tell time, mark the four seasons and note the passage of the years. Every astronomical function that was intended by the original builders of Stonehenge can be accomplished with the watch.
By owning The Stonehenge Watch, users will quickly learn that Stonehenge is, at once, the oldest and newest way to tell time. Begin a “Great Leap Backward in Time” by pressing the watch stem button atop the rugged alloy watch case and witness the mystery of Stonehenge revealed. Inside, see the exact scale replica of the major components of the 5,000 year-old megalithic monument known as Stonehenge. Orient yourself with the watch’s accompanying high viscosity compass to tell local apparent time just as the builders of Stonehenge did thousands of years ago.
The late esteemed astronomer, R.J.C Atkinson, former Chairman of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, renowned as The Authority on Stonehenge archeology, has called The Stonehenge Watch a “Handsome and ingenious time-piece.” Catherine Salmons, in The Boston Phoenix has said, “I’m amazed by the cleverness of The Stonehenge Watch, the outrageous of its humor; it’s a three-dimensional Zen conundrum, the ultimate neo-dada gadget.” Ivan Peterson, of Science News Online wrote, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, when comparing The Stonehenge Watch to a modern day super accurate atomic clock, “The Stonehenge Watch tackles the passage of time in a considerably more contemplative manner.” Also available with The pre-Mayan Apocalypse edition of The Stonehenge Watch is a limited edition signed copy of the outrageously funny, Stonehenge Unraveled, by Peter Payack (Inventor of the watch) which again, R.J.C Atkinson called “a satisfying and scholarly guide to the unique time-piece.”
FOR ORDERS, DETAILED INFO, PHOTOS, HISTORY: http://www.Stonehengewatch.com/ or call Steve Sharpe (Designer, manufactuer) at Sharpe Products (973) 335-8535 or toll free 1-888-Watch-55.
FOR INTERVIEWS: Peter Payack, Inventor of The Stonehenge Watch, at (617) 492-2913; 617-512-9196 (cell) or e-mail: Payack(at)aol(dot)com
ENGADGET.COM: “Apparently the conveniences of modern technology have made us all very lazy. It’s just too easy to tell time these days, which is why Sharpe Products is going super-old-school and selling the Stonehenge Watch this pocketwatch manages the perfect blend of style and street cred for the Druid-on-the-go. It’s a throwback to the days before atomic clocks and internet time servers, when estimating the time to within an hour was considered deadly accurate.”
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Zanesville, OH (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
Irene Worthington Baron used over sixty NASA astronomy computer programs to search skies of 2,000-years ago for evidence and proof of the Christmas star. The author reports confirming each discovered birth announcement of Jesus Christ by using multiple astronomy computer programs.
The titles of the NASA computer programs used by the author are listed in the illustrated book, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery, at the URL: http://www.irenebaron.com, and at the end of this press release.
Ms. Baron stated, Just because a spectacular celestial event occurred in the dawn sky of 2,000- years ago did not mean it was part of Jesus Christs birth announcement. The event had to have the correct associated symbolism that was used by ancient priests, astronomers, astrologers, and cosmologists referring to the birth of the new and most powerful God to be born in the universe.
The author correlated interpretations of celestial symbols and symbolic events used by the star watchers of Christs time with the actual events as they occurred in the dawn sky. The difficulties she encountered during the research are included in the book.
Readers will find text references of the ancient symbolism in the book correlated with endnotes that are listed by chapter. References are listed in the newly published digital book, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery, at the URL:http://www.irenebaron.com, and at the end of this press release.
According to Ms. Baron, there were ten major, celestial events announcing the birth of Jesus Christ, the last being the position marker over Bethlehem. The events created what she considers to be the greatest birth announcement in the history of mankind.
Individuals using astronomy computer programs are invited by the author to verify the celestial events she discovered. In her book she identifies each event by day, hour, month, and year.
It has become common knowledge that the star watchers of 2000-years ago studied the sky at dawn. Participating individuals must therefore set the time of their searches to dawn in the time zone of Bethlehem.
It is common knowledge to current astronomers that ancient astronomers, astrologers, priests and cosmologists used symbols and symbolism to interpret star movements prior to the Babylonians of 4,000-years ago.
The movements of the stars and planets in the heavens are precise and mathematical. The author therefore concluded that the ancient star watchers, well versed in mathematics and astronomy, were able to make predictions of star movements years in advance. Ms. Baron stated it is logical to conclude that having advance knowledge is what enabled the entourages of wisemen/magi/astronomers/priests, and their support personnel, ample time to travel from their homelands to Bethlehem in Judea to pay homage to the new God and become, perhaps, the first gentiles to worship Him.
Ms. Baron learned the details concerning the ancient interpretations of symbols and star movements by using abstracts, books, papers, and periodicals concerning ancient history and archeology including studies of ancient writings, wall carvings, art, astronomy, and historical artifacts. As stated earlier, these references are included at the end of this press release. A few examples of the resources identifying the symbols and symbolism of the ancient astronomers, astrologers, and cosmologists and their interpretations include:
Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science by E. Krupp, AAAS Selected Symposium 71. Westview Press.
The Norton History of Astronomy & Cosmology by J. North, published by the W.W. Norton & Company.
Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations by E.C. Krupp, published by Harper & Row Publishers.
The Reports of The Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon with editor R.C. Thompson, published by Luzac & Company.
The author reports from her research that the spectacular birth announcement events began in July of that eventful year when the ancient wandering star gods Venus, Mars, and Jupiter were closely lined up in the dawn sky. At opposition, they had their full faces brilliantly illuminated like neon signs. Symbolically, astronomers were being asked to pay attention for what was to come. From that point on, significant and spectacular symbolic events happened rapidly.
The author found the ancient dawn sky gods moved in unique ways to help create the impressive Christmas star events. According to her research, each celestial event provided further symbolic evidence that the new God being born on Earth was destined to become the most powerful God of the Universe.
Ms. Baron stated, The ancient star watchers were probably shaking in the sandals when they interpreted the phenomenal and spectacular events. The predicted birth of the greatest God in the universe was probably, to them, the biggest event to ever happen on Earth.
According to her references, the ancient priests and astronomers assigned different attributes to each of the wandering stars, including Saturn. Their various symbolic beliefs concerning the Moon god of knowledge and their all powerful Sun god of creation are also discussed and referenced in the book.
Using references to verify her findings, Ms. Baron explains the specific celestial symbolic interpretations of ancient civilizations including the Akkadians, Asians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Chinese, Egyptians, Mespotamians, Persians, and Sumerians.
The digital book was written and illustrated by the author to enable persons ages twelve and older to understand the information presented. Astronomy knowledge needed to understand the birth announcement events is explained in an easy to comprehend format.
The digital book, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery, is available from major electronic book sellers such as the Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble eBooks, and the Sony Reader Store.
One reviewer reports:
Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery is a thorough, accurate and spellbinding account of the Christmas star phenomenon based on numerous NASA computer programs, Biblical passages, historical records, illustrations on ancient monuments, coins, and legal seals dating back three thousand or more years. The scientific data with ancient observations and beliefs form a precise explanation of the birth of Jesus and the associated phenomenon of the Christmas star. This text is a good source of information for the scholar, teacher, and population in general. Recommended highly for Biblical Scholars.
H. Lewis, M.D.
Ms. Baron currently resides in Ohio.
Additional information may be found on her Web site: http://www.irenebaron.com.
She will be glad to answer astronomy questions related to her research. She may be contacted through the email address: irenebaron(at)irenebaron(dot)com.
The public domain, astronomy computer programs were sent to the author by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration education library. She used their computer programs to discover, verify, and report the astronomy events listed in the digital book: Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery. The computer program titles include: