“Those boys, their mother will kill me.” Then he smiled, the Sun set over the Empire
and Dad pressed the recall button as he was thinking, “I knew they would get in and
try it out even after I had told them not to go in the lab. They’ve been gone for ten
minutes so if I increase the power by five they should be back in two minutes.” Two
minutes later the boys were back.
This phrase makes absolutely zero sense in context and appears twice on the Precession/Egypt page: as the very first line of the poem, and on the right hand edge of the Precession picture frame. Is this paragraph telling us we need to start at the Precession/Egypt picture? Or what? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress. "the Roman Empire" synonyms: kingdom, realm, domain, territory, imperium; More
a large commercial organization owned or controlled by one person or group. "her business empire grew" synonyms: organization, corporation, multinational, conglomerate, consortium, company, business, firm, operation "a worldwide shipping empire"
an extensive operation or sphere of activity controlled by one person or group. "the kitchen had once been the ladies' empire" supreme political power over several countries when exercised by a single authority. "he encouraged the Greeks in their dream of empire in Asia Minor" synonyms: power, rule, ascendancy, supremacy, command, control, authority, sway, dominance, domination, dominion "his dream of empire"
archaic absolute control over a person or group.
Perhaps here is where some of that lateral thinking that Pete said we need might come in... There were empires all over the world, the British Empire, the Roman Empire, the Egyptian Empire, the Russian Empire, etc... "The Sun set over the Empire" could be symbolic of the end of all Empires.
Like the Rudyard Kipling poem, in the end, it doesn't matter who was stronger, we all have to face God.
In the Master Riddle, there is a line that says, "Through the history of mankind to the future of its vision". What is that vision? The boys have traveled through space and time, and have seen our planet develop from the Big Bang, to the Egyptian Empire, the Roman Empire, The Greeks, The Russions, the Crucifixion, the Discovery of the New World, The Great Plague, etc...then back to the present. They have learned about different people and events all over the globe. Like Rudyard Kipling, maybe Pete is just trying to show us (through the boys in the book) that we are all one world. I think the book might possibly be giving a message of hope for the future.
Then again, having the phrase, "The Sun set over the Empire" mentioned three times, sure does seem strange!
Post by illuminatinps on Jan 27, 2019 9:46:23 GMT -5
This is just my opinion, but when he states "the sun sets over the empire" he is speaking of the British Empire. Being that it is technically the only "empire" still in existence, and with multiple British colonies all over the world, it is almost impossible for the Sun to truly set over the empire, because it would always be sunny somewhere in the world. However there is one and only one way for the Sun to truly set over the empire..... A Total Solar Eclipse. Am i saying this solution has to do with calculating an actual total solar eclipse? No. I am saying the author hinted at "ever decreasing circles conjures up an image". I hope this nudges helps the hunt a bit. Seems like alot spaghetti is getting thrown at the wall as of late. You are welcome to Pm me too, or even call if your are stateside.