The scientific meanings metaphorically expressed in the Tarot and astrological signs are best comprehended by first understanding how ordered patterns spontaneously arise in certain kinds of open reaction systems, systems whose constituents maintain a state of reactive flux by drawing energy from their environment. Common examples are: living organisms, predator-prey interactions, cellular convection patterns, chemical waves, and candle flames. Particular attention should be paid to chemical wave phenomena, wave-like concentration patterns that arise in certain kinds of chemical reaction systems such as the Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction (shown to the right).
Such self-organizing wave phenomena were discovered only in the past 40 years and are today investigated in the fields of chemical kinetics, general system theory, and thermodynamics. Background information is given in Dr. LaViolette's book Genesis of the Cosmos: The Ancient Science of Continuous Creation.
The zodiac's science of cosmic creation applies these same reaction-kinetic concepts to the domain of microphysics to explain how subatomic particles (matter and energy) present throughout the universe are continually born from an underlying reacting ether. Humbling western science even further, the cosmology that this ancient cipher conveys fits observational data better than the big bang theory! Both Beyond the Big Bang and its sequel Earth Under Fire examine this and other examples of advanced scientific knowledge handed down from ancient times and contemplate its possible origin.