While the name Tycho Brahe (astrologer, alchemist, spagyrist, early astronomer) does appear in textbooks, what he did takes a back-seat to names like Keppler and Copernicus. In this there is irony. Neither Keppler or Copernicus did any real first-hand observation of the heavens. Tycho Brahe spent a life-time observing first-hand. It is also ironic that Keppler either stole or inherited not only the tools Tycho invented but all of his valuable data. Keppler is said to have had no idea how to use the tools Tycho invented. To top it off, both Keppler and Copernicus openly admitted their work was entirely theoretical. These last two names made it into every astronomy textbook, along with their “theories”. I suspect that the work of Tycho was demoted due to his so-called solar system model. You see, he did not place the sun at the center of it, at least not all of it. His solar system lay-out, based on observation, places the inner luminaries centered on Earth, with the outer luminaries centered on the Sun. Centuries later Rudolph Steiner gave a nod of approval to old Tycho – as do I. It is quite fascinating to consider Steiner’s work on spiritual hierarchies coupled with the work of Brahe’s luminary locations. Tycho also observed comets, but it seems this work is either lost or subdued. For me, his views on comets would mean much. Tycho Brahe is said to have lived until just before the invention of telescopes, and yet his work remains of the highest value in my view. If you have an interest, you might grab a book called “Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens”, which covers his life and his 777 observed and measured stars. Here too, the irony is not lost on me all these centuries later, knowing the serious intent of this number. I might add that I do not accept the idea of coincidence. All happenings have their cause, in my eyes.

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