Lost Star of Myth and Time by Walter Cruttenden

Ancient folklore from around the world rings with two resonating themes: History moves in cycles with alternating Golden and Dark Ages, and the slow movement of the stars across the sky, the Precession of the Equinox, is the cause and timekeeper of these cycles.

For years we have heard that these are only myths, there was no Golden Age and precession is just a wobbling of the Earth’s axis. Now Lost Star of Myth and Time shows evidence the Ancients were not just weaving fanciful tales – science is on the verge of an amazing discovery – our Sun has a companion star carrying us through a great cycle of stellar influences. If true, it means the Ancients were right and our views of space and time and the history of civilization will never be the same. More than that, it would mean we are now at the dawn of a new age in human development and world conditions.

Book Details

Title: Lost Star of Myth and Time

Author: Walter Cruttenden

Paperback 340 pages

Publisher: St. Lynn’s Press (30 Oct 2005)

ISBN: 978-0976763116

Book Contents

Introduction: A Search for Answers

Chapter 1: A Brief History of History

Chapter 2: The Cycle of the Ages

Chapter 3: The Ancient Science Behind Precession

Chapter 4: The Case of the Missing Motion

Chapter 5: The Search

Chapter 6: The Cosmic Influence

Chapter 7: Wisdom of the Stones

Chapter 8: Reconstructing the Menagerie

Appendix, Glossary, Footnotes, Index


It has always been a point of great fascination for me to cast my mind back and to ponder on the profound impact that Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) had on the Western World when he proposed that the Sun, rather than the Earth, is positioned at the centre of our Solar System.

Apart from the cultural shock that this inevitably had within the astronomical community one can only wonder at the profound impact his revelation must have had upon the world of religion and spirituality.

In a rather fascinating repeat of this historic turning point in human evolution author of Lost Star of Myth and Time
, Walter Cruttenden, presents the extra-ordinary theory that our Sun is not alone in forming a central role within our Solar System. Instead, he puts forward the case that like the majority of other suns in the universe our Sun actually forms a binary star system. That is to say – it has a partner way out there in space with which it experiences a close cosmic resonance, orbiting around a common point with a hitherto undiscovered heavenly body.

Further more, it is also proposed by Walter Cruttenden that what we percieve of as Precession (and remember this concept lies central to the New Age ideas regarding the Age of Aquarius) is not, as we have previously supposed, a consequence of a minor angluar tilt in our planet Earth but due to the orbital juxtaposition with this mystery body.

In Lost Star of Myth and Time
the author refers primarily to the research into the mysteries of Precession by Karl-Heinz Homann (Sirius Research Group) along with recourse to ancient myth and legend – to a time when many ancient cultures referred to a period known as ‘The Great Year’ within their religious texts.

As civilisations rise and fall during this time, and as the author points out throughout his book our current one can be under no circumstances regarded as the pinnacle of human evolution, their growth and subsequent decay seem to reflect the interplay between these two suns. The exchange of electro-magnetic energy from our real central sun with our planet appears to determine the level of human consciousness to which we can aspire.

For thousands of years it has been suggested throughout esoteric circles that our Sun is actually a lesser sun – the other much more important stellar body with regards to our life on this planet. That Great Sun is in fact our own star Sirius with which both human and planetary evolution is irredeemably connected.

Thus, it is not surprising to discover that the central planetary body in Walter Cruttenden’s hypothesis is indeed also the Dog Star Sirius – that great and mighty body that forms such a pivotal role in all esoteric sciences.

Summing Up

Lost Star of Myth and Time
is an engaging read and the material is well-presented. The theories presented within its pages which suggest that our current understanding on Precession are wrong are skillfully argued. Even if you do find the astronomical details used to support this premise a little difficult to grasp then the author very effictively presents enough circumstantial evidence to supports his ideas.

In the end the book does fail to conclusively prove that Precession is due to the impact of Sirius – though this will be of little importance to students of the Sirian mysteries for Cruttenden’s work simply confirms what most of us have know for years, however I should imagine that most hardened astro-physicists would still remain unconvinced by this work.

Nevertheless research into this subject is continuing at the Binary Research Institute and I thoroughly look forward to reading about the author’s continued research in this field.

Despite this Lost Star of Myth and Time
is a great introduction to this revised theory on Precession – an idea that might, in its time, be as fundamentally earth-shattering as Copernicus’. However, as it stands this offers no more than a taster to what might be revealed in the future. The book leaves many questions unanswered and I would have preferred it to have included a great deal more concrete information on the proposed orbital periods and resonances between our Sun and Sirius.

I also found that it had a tendency to wander of into rather spurious terrain – areas that are seemingly unconnected to the main theme of the book and which add only supposition and conjecture to the argument.

Despite my caveats regarding Lost Star of Myth and Time
this book comes in as well above average in terms of its contribution to the Sirian mysteries. It provokes a great deal of thought within its reader and conjecture as to what the impact might be within a society that finally recognises the massive impact that Sirius has upon this planet.

Lost Star of Myth and Time
may indeed be the start of a radical new appraisal of the form, significance and relevance of our Precessional motion into the next Cosmic Period. It seems that in making this journey we are far from being alone!

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