The Stars Themselves

“I wonder if there were fewer stars back then,” goes Henry’s line in the classic play “The Lion in Winter” in reference to the wise men spotting a new star amongst so many others blanketing the night sky.  Is it possible the proverbial Star of David could actually have been something other than a star?  And how exactly does a star hover above one localized building?  The prolific presence of stars throughout history and mythology brings forth a whole new dialogue on the possibilities they hold.

Astrologers have for years looked to the stars for answers, but is it possible these stars could hold more than mere astronomical significance for those looking for wisdom in their twinkling knowing glow?  When the Star of David, for example, was used as a means of divining the location of the inn on the day of Christ’s birth, is it possible this could have been something other than a mystical or magical presence?  What if the star’s presence was actually more technological in nature as it hung suspended in the sky directly above one small building on the day of Christ’s birth?

It has been speculated that the object could have been a flying saucer intended to oversee a birth that would one day be of great historical significance.  And some say the birth itself was known to be significant ahead of time as those inhabiting the disc were directly responsible for the presence of the child being born there.

Of course none of these theories are new.  It has always been speculated that the stars were considered synonymous with spiritual and mythical entities that came to Earth to help mankind progress and to impart knowledge of a divine or highly technological nature.  Was it not Prometheus who came from the heavens down to Earth to impart man with the knowledge of fire?

Why have the heavens always held mystical significance when they are so far off and unreachable.  It seems like the last logical place a civilization would go to find their true happiness as its remoteness defies even the farthest reaching goals.  Of course there have been several occasions where beings came from the stars themselves on great chariots of fire or wings or even proverbial wheels as the archangel Michael in some biblical passages.

And when it does come to the stars themselves, even they have their own mythical attributions to them.  The seven Rishis make up the seven stars comprising the big dipper according to the Hindu tradition.  In this formation can be seen the seven astral figures and their wives.  And of course everyone has heard the tale of the great warrior Orion with his belt of stars.

So perhaps it is fitting that with time even our greatest mysteries, that of alien races would eventually lead to the stars.  Or is there something more to it?  Perhaps it is not coincidence, but rather the stars themselves truly have been the source of the gods all along.  Until we solve this enigma, the mystery is still as captivating as it was thousands of years ago as we stare into the night sky.