The Importance of Perspective In Understanding the Flat Earth Model, part 12
From the booklet: The Sea-Earth Globe and its Monstrous Hypothetical Motions: or Modern Theoretical Astronomy
Note: Punctuation and grammar is as in the original.
GENERAL LAWS OF CELESTIAL MOTION
There seems to be two great Etherial Currents eternally revolving round their respective centres, one north and the other south; like two immense cog-wheels revolving harmoniously in the opposite directions. The etherial currents doubtless supplied the primun mobile of the ancients. These currents move most rapidly above and around the equatorial belts (like the water in the middle of a stream), becoming slower towards the “poles” or centres of the wheels.
The planets, sun, moon, and stars, being comparatively small and light bodies, are carried daily round the world by these all-powerful currents at different altitudes, according to their various densities, the higher currents moving them more rapidly than those lower, or nearer the surface of the earth.
The more rapidly a planet revolves daily round the earth and the higher its altitude, the nearer it is to the “fixed stars,” which are the highest of all; the fact is illustrated by Neptune and Uranus, which keep a long time in the same zodiacal “signs.”
The nearer a planet is to the earth and the more slowly it revolves, like Venus and Mercury, thus more repaidly getting left behind by the higher planets and constellations, and so passing thourhg the signs more quickly, or strictly the signs leaving the planet more quickly.
The moon, which is the lowest of the heavenly bodies, the one nearest to the earht, gets left behind by the “fixed stars” as much as 12° to 14° daily, thus passing through all the twelve signs of the zodiac in a lunar month. This makes the globularist image that the moon has what they call a “proper motion” in a direction contrary to that of her “apparent” daily motion. And if a planet keeps in conjunction with a fixed star for a few days they call it “stationary”; if it loses a little on a star it is said to be “direct”; and if it should gain a little on a star they actually call it “retrograde” to suit their theories!
Thus the motions of the celestial bodies are governed by the etherial currents, according to their heights and declinations; their actual speed being quicker the nearer the are to the great equatorial belts, and their circles or spirals becoming smaller, and speeds slower, as they approach nearer the north or south centres. This causes their daily revolutions to consist of a series of very fine spirals, as they vary their declinations, the north and south centres being the earthly focal points of the two great vortices, or etherial whirlpools, which carry with them the planets, the sun and the moon, and sometimes make them pass over from one great whirlpool to another. This causes the seasons and some lunar changes, with the various planetary periods or cycles of time. These, with the eclipse cycles, are of great utility in celestial chronology; and, for those with sufficient understanding t compute them backwards, they prove that it is not quite 6,000 years since the Adamic creation of the world.