1136 & Shooting Stars

During a meditation I attended on Dec 11, 2011 we were guided to connect with Merlin, then go on a journey to relive possible past life experiences. I saw the numbers 11:36 displayed as a digital time, then the colon faded out and the numbers became the year 1136. I assume this was 1136 AD rather than BC/BCE, but I don’t know for certain. I also saw a blue shooting star or meteor …or perhaps it represented a comet …not sure about that one either but I think a meteor is more likely.

I remember being out in an open field on the top of a gently sloping hill with large, rounded rocks randomly jutting up out of the grass. The area was desolate and windswept, the long grass bending over in the wind and not a tree in sight. The sky was dark grey and cloudy, then became darker as nightfall suddenly happened. I saw a bright blue streak of light travelling from right to left across my field of view and disappearing under the horizon. I don’t really remember much more of the meditation. I know I drifted in and out of other “places” but the details quickly faded once I came out of the meditation and back to “reality”. I do remember feeling the presence of a large grey dragon standing protectively behind me as I sat in the bush with my eyes closed and lost in another realm.

I’ve just been doing some Googling and found out a few things about the years 1136 BC and AD…

The year 1136 BC

The first mention of a lunar eclipse was found in the Chinese book Zhou-Shu, a book of the Zhou Dynasty. The book was discovered in 280 AD, in a tomb of a king or noblemen. The eclipse mentioned in this book took place many centuries before that time. Professor S.M. Russell believes that the eclipse described in the book may refer to the event that happened on 29 January 1136 BC, just before the time of the Trojan Wars between isolated states of Greece and Asia Minor.[14]

Historically significant lunar eclipses are eclipses of the Moon that are mentioned in historical accounts in connection with a significant event. Lunar eclipses are somewhat rare events, although not as rare as solar eclipses, because unlike solar eclipses they can be viewed from anywhere on the dark side of the Earth. Throughout history lunar eclipses have been held to be responsible for such circumstances as lost battles, and have helped make possible extraordinary escapes. [14]

Hmm… interesting that this meditation was held on the very day of a total lunar eclipse! (1:32am AEST, 11/12/2011 in Gemini)

Other stuff that happened in 1136 BC

  • Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses VI reigned from 1143 to 1136 BC. [15]
  • Ramesses VII reigned from 1136 to 1129 BC. [15]
  • Patanjali, a historic personage of ancient India was born in 1136 BC. Among other things, he wrote a unique book of Sanskrit grammar called Mahabhasya. It is also deals with many other things on the way of living of people, their thinking, geography, literature, religion, society and history. [16]

The Year 1136 AD

Year 1136 was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. [11]

There are a number of historic records of meteor displays believed to be April Lyrids, notably in 687 B.C. and 15 B.C. in China, and A.D. 1136 in Korea when “many stars flew from the northeast.” Lyrids are capable of producing meteors that are “spectacularly bright, with approximately 20-25 percent leaving persistent trains.” [17]

…interesting!!! 🙂

In the year 1136 AD there was a Uranus-Neptune conjunction in Libra. [1]

The major occurrence at the 1136 conjunction was the start of the French Gothic movement. French Gothic lasted from 1136 to 1300 — exactly one cycle! The movement was initiated by Suger, a man who wanted people to remember the enlightened radiance of God through the inspiration of the radiant art of the stained glass windows in the Gothic cathedrals. Prior to this movement, cathedrals were dark and heavy with massive pillars. The Gothic cathedrals had an external skeleton so inside they could soar without pillars while allowing the walls to have vast stained glass windows since the walls no longer had to bear the load of supporting the cathedral. The airy lightness and flash of Uranus suffused the Neptunian religiosity to bring light and glamour into the church. The conjunction started in Libra, the sign of art and beauty. At this same time Abelard was penning his poems of love of God and his feelings toward the woman he had loved who was now a nun (he became a priest and she became a nun out of love for him). More about Uranus-Neptune here. [13]

In 1136, seventy years after the Norman Conquest of England, a Welsh cleric named Geoffrey of Monmouth completed a work in Latin which he titled Historia Regum Britanniae, or History of the Kings of Britain, [2] which chronicles much historical information about the ancient region of Britain. He lived from approximately 1100-1155 AD and this book, written circa 1136 was translated by Aaron Thompson (1718), revised and corrected by J. A. Giles (1842), [3]. Chapter 15 of History of the Kings of Britain describes how “Morvidus, a most cruel tyrant, after the conquest of the king of Morini, is devoured by a monster” [4] a.k.a. Dragon! 😀 Go to page 48 of this PDF (made available by York University) [5] to read about Morvidus’ futile attempt to kill the beast. This book became a major source of the legends of King Arthur.

Although I knew that Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote about Merlin c.1151 (see Merlin and the Dragons) I had no idea that 1136 was a significant date for this author. Although, looking back at my blog and the sources listed at the end, this book and the 1136 date are included. However, I don’t remember taking any notice of the references as they were just part of the encyclopaedia article that I copied and pasted. Hmm… a little bit synchronistic …kinda? …not sure if it’s really going anywhere though.

Other stuff that happened in 1136 AD

  • 1136 The Siege of Exeter Castle begins. [8]
  • Robert of Lewes was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Bath in 1136. [9]
  • 1 January – Revolt in Wales; Welsh capture Swansea and Cardigan from the Normans. [10]
  • 5 February – By the Treaty of Durham, Stephen I of England concedes Cumberland to David I of Scotland. [10]
  • The Saint Denis Basilica is completed in Paris. [11]
  • Peter Abelard writes the Historia Calamitatum, detailing his relationship with Heloise. [11]
  • The people of Novgorod rebel against the hereditary prince Vsevolod of Pskov and depose him. [11]
  • Battle of Crug Mawr: Owain Gwynedd of Wales defeats the Normans. [11]
  • In Africa Béjaïa repeals a Genoan naval assault. [11]
  • Abū al-‘Iz Ibn Ismā’īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī (1136–1206) was a Muslim polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, mathematician and astronomer from Al-Jazira, Mesopotamia, who lived during the Islamic Golden Age (Middle Ages). He is best known for writing the Kitáb fí ma’rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) in 1206, where he described fifty mechanical devices along with instructions on how to construct them. [7]
  • Amalric I of Jerusalem born in 1136. [11]
  • William of Newburgh, English historian born in 1136 (d. 1198). [11]
  • April 15 1136 – Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare died (b. 1094) [11]
  • Nov 15th 1136 – Margrave Leopold III of Austria died (b. 1073) [6]
  • November 21 – William de Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury died[11]
  • Dec 14th 1136 – Harald IV, “Gylle Krist”, king of Norway, murdered [6]
  • Abraham bar Hiyya Ha-Nasi, Spanish mathematician and astronomer died (b. 1070) [11]
  • Zayn al-Din al-Jurjani, Persian physician died [11]
  • Hughes de Payens, first Grand Master of the Knights Templar died[11]
  • Boleslaus III of Poland died (b. 1086) [11]

Oh well, all very interesting but nothing really significant to my meditation in that lot. I’m sure a whole lot more happened in the 12th century but I’m not going to bother digging any further.

Coincidentally, I just looked at the time on my computer clock …and it’s 11:36am! 😀

Sources:

[1] http://www.virtuescience.com/1136.html
[2] http://www.vortigernstudies.org.uk/artgue/guestsheila3.htm
[3] en.wikisource.org/wiki/History_of_the_Kings_of_Britain
[4] http://www.forbidden-history.com/britain-dragon.html
[5] http://www.yorku.ca/inpar/geoffrey_thompson.pdf
[6] http://www.historyorb.com/date/1136
[7] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Jazari
[8] thehistorymanatlarge.blogspot.com/2011/03/1136-siege-of-exeter-castle-begins.html
[9] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diocese_of_Bath_and_Wells
[10] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1130s_in_England
[11] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1136
[12]The Edinburgh encyclopædia conducted by David Brewster, with the …, Volume 6
By David Brewster – books.google.com.au/books?id=F7dGAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA283&lpg=PA283&dq=comets+in+1136+AD&source=bl&ots=AYiB8tmjAd&sig=kuNfrLWHo7VwE6UtZxXxSNSfSqI&hl=en&ei=6o_mToLqIOWUiAf7wYnoCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=comets%20in%201136%20AD&f=false
[13]www.guidingstar.com/UranusConNep.html
[14]en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historically_significant_lunar_eclipses
[15] emhotep.net/dynasties/twentieth-dynasty/
[16] History of Ancient India: From 4250 BC to 637 AD By J.P. Mittal – books.google.com.au/books?id=rrh4tY3v2A4C&pg=PA678&lpg=PA678&dq=1136+BC+BCE&source=bl&ots=4yJmvT0-u9&sig=5cCfyUHqYdgm21xT3mXJID7joQg&hl=en&ei=1anmTsuNJ8eUiAeY8anjCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=1136%20BC%20BCE&f=false
[17] http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36606964/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/lyrid-meteor-shower-peaks-april/#.Tuaz5Urlf-k
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