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Sun’s Lost Twin Thought to Be Sirius

Some scholars, like author Walter Cruttenden (Lost Star of Myth and Time), have argued that the 26,000-year precession of the equinoxes (a.k.a., The Great Year)—which some, like the Hindu sage Sri Yukteswar, have said tracks the rise and fall of civilizations—indeed exists because our Sun is part of a binary star system. Most astronomers think precession, which tracks backward through the constellations of the zodiac at about 2000 years per sign, is caused by the slow wobble of Earth’s axis, but no one has yet ruled out the possibility that the Sun is part of a binary system where two or more stars simultaneously orbit each other. Such a system for our Sun would not be unusual and could also account for the precession of the equinoxes.

The big question is, if the Sun is, in fact, a binary star, where is its twin? Cruttenden calls it a “lost star.” Others look for a nemesis, or a brown dwarf, or maybe Planet X. Some observers, though, have begun to argue that the Sun’s missing twin is not really missing. The Sun’s long lost mate, they say, is actually the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. The online Sirius Research Group at is dedicated to assembling the data for such a proposition. Astronomy professor Dr. William Brown of Colorado State University, Pueblo, supports their view.

Brown’s case can be found on the Internet at Our sun and Sirius are close enough and do have possibly interlocking orbits; also, celestial bodies in our Solar System do show harmonic resonance with the Sirius system. More significantly, Brown points out, “The Sirius Research Group has been recording the position of Sirius for approximately 20 years now and has not recorded any measurable alteration in its location relative to the precession.” In other words, it closely fits the bill.

If Brown were right, the connection would give new meaning to the clear interest of ancient societies in Sirius, especially in Egypt. One of the so-called airshafts from the Queen’s chamber (site of the mysterious “Gandenbrink’s Door”) is, in fact, pointed precisely at Sirius, which the Egyptians identified with the goddess Isis.

Of special interest are the Dogon people of landlocked Mali in western Africa, which have demonstrated an inexplicably advanced knowledge of Sirius and its nearby small twin, Sirius B. Sirius B cannot be seen without a high power telescope and was not discovered until recently, yet its existence has been well known to this supposedly primitive African tribe since ancient times.

In the developed world, some esoteric wisdom teachings, such as Theosophy, and including teachers like H.P. Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, and others, have long revered Sirius as the home of the interstellar hierarchy of light called the Great White Brotherhood and, in contrast to the common appellation, “the Dog Star,” have identified Sirius as “the God Star.” Could they have been on to something?

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