Were the Oceans Once in the Skies?

Many of those here, interested in the esoteric doctrines of the East, may have heard the theory that life as it is now known on earth once used the moon as its dramatic stage. The hypothesis is, that even as the sun may now be undergoing preparation to receive earth-life when our earth slows to a point of being uninhabitable, so the moon went through the same process and graduated its occupants onto the earth. By the same token, it has also been postulated that earth’s Master Souls, its instructors and artists, came here to deliver their ministrations under the leadership of the Great Avatar from Venus or Sirius. All of it is plausible, but we have no further proofs of it than those statements made from the Higher Cosmos that man is not a native of the earth-ball.

That life could come here out of interstellar space, and take up its residence here, is attested by facts reported in scientific journals. Again and again microbia has appeared on this planet that scientists have declared could have not have originated here—all of which we shall touch upon after a more extensive consideration of the Ring System that produced the var­ious floods of folklore.

We are interested at the moment in the assumption that the age of the sun compared to that of the earth makes the former as son to the earth and not the parent. The assumption is revolutionary in view of that which is commonly taught in astronomical schools, but we have the evidence of logic in poking our telescopes around the heavens and watching other heavenly bodies in process of maturing. One immutable principle seems to prevail. Therefore when we discover a stupendous fiery orb like our sun, that is passing through a definite stage of swirling and cooling, contracting and exploding, is it not sensible to say that a cooled, slowing planet like our earth must be the older?

NOW we stopped yesterday in a most interesting place in the exposition of the colossal scheme of Cosmology as recorded in Genesis. We had only reached a consideration of the Fourth Verse of the first chapter: God said, let there be light, and there was light, and God saw that it was good; and He divided the light from the darkness, and He called the light day and the darkness He called night.

The query naturally occurs to us: How can we have day and night until we have a sun, or at least some body in the heavens that sends light to the earth—perhaps not a sun in the exact status that we behold it at the moment but at least a radiant orb that sends incandescence through inter­stellar distances to strike either our atmosphere or the surface of our planet and give light?

Now there is one explanation only that seems to fit the expositions of Holy Writ and yet conforms with the reasoning of physics. That ex­planation comes from the admission that a vast belt of ocean-water was once suspended in the skies and covered most of the earth with a green­house roof. If this greenhouse roof was open at the poles, as we reason it must have been open since there could have been no centrifugal force to hold it aloft, then we can understand fully how a day and night occurred before man saw the sun or moon as created entities in the heavens.

Bear in mind first of all that we do have attestment in Genesis of the water-roof being in place when man first appeared on this planet. God divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, reads the sacred account. And knowing what we do about the centrifugal force which held the waters aloft above the firma­ment, we must allow that the greater portion of them were whirling where the earth’s speed was greatest: high above the equator. Proceeding from the equator north and south, the centrifugal force would diminish and so the water firmament, rich with telluric material, would slide gradually outward and sag toward the poles till it reached a point where it was pre­cipitated downward upon the earth’s crust. As the earth slowed down and this material lost the momentum holding it aloft, it would plunge down­ward according to an equation, the factors of which were the slowing motion of the earth, heat, and the specific gravity of the material.

Common sense allows us to grasp that those parts of the planet’s sur­face called the north and south temperate zones would not be whirling so fast as the equator. Thus there would be degrees of suspension according to the earth’s velocity and the density or weight of the suspended material. These degrees of suspension would make for a widely distributed roof, a sloping roof indeed, but none the less enblanketing to those who stood on the earth’s surface and gazed upward at it. At the extreme north and the extreme south would be polar openings where nothing hung suspended. In other words, the heavens would be as clear as those directly above us at this moment. In the circumstance of those polar openings do we find our explanation for the day-and-night phenomenon before the sun or moon were “created”—or in other words, before man beheld them as existing heavenly bodies. I will come back to this presently.

Let us try to grasp the idea of what it meant, or would mean, to have most of the water-oceans now on the earth’s surface, suspended in the heavens. You recall that in Holy Writ there is mention of the fact that: A mist went up from the ground and watered it (Eden.) This could not have referred to cloud formations. There is scarcely any mention of clouds in these early expositions, although the Bible is rich in references to clouds in later sequences. From the Flood notation later that the fountains of the deep were broken up we get our cue as to the true state of affairs. These Fountains of the Deep that were broken up could only have referred to something that was in the deep—in this instance meaning the “deep” of the sky since there was no deep as yet on earth. Therefore we conclude, and the Ring System evinced on other planets today attests, that prior to man’s appearance in Eden there was a literal ocean 17,000 miles aloft in the skies, a vast blanketing ceiling of water, perhaps scores of miles thick, in which fish were swimming, and which contained many different forms of animate life.