The Witenagamot Decrees
...that from the earliest times, natural philosophy has observed the nature of the Earth and all philosophers have calculated and conjured and taught the same doctrine, namely, that there lies at the centre of our world the coalesced and petrified quantum of all ponderous and heavy elements. Which, due to the forces exerted from within and without alike, rotates upon a sensible axis which is called the irminsul or worldtree. This quantum is known to be round, and as a being of polydimensional space, a globe to be clear, and that we call Earth.
Around this globular quantum of ponderous elements arise ever more fluid and energetic elements, each rising in ever more rarified strata from the densest of aethers to the uttermost vacuum, beyond the marches of which lie the Realms of Empyrean.
The geologers and geomancers concur with the physicians, the metaphysicians, the alchemists, the astronomers and the astrologers on the natures of the Realms of the World, the Elements proper to each Realm and also the Powers or Forces that act upon them.
The ancient wise knew that a limb falls downwards from a tree, that rain falls from the clouds, and that steam rises from soup and smoke rises from fire. The logical conclusion is that two forces act upon all elements, and we call these Gravity and Antigravity. Gravity is that force which tends to draw all things down towards the centre of the quantum, whilst antigravity is that force which tends to draw all things upwards towards the empyrean, away from the centre.
Other forces, the lateral force, and the rotational force also act upon all elements, in strength according to the density of of the elements acted upon. We can observe: the rotational force acts most strongly upon the densest of elements, the transplumbians and the deep chthonic rocks, the rotation of which around the irminsul, or axis, causes great turbulence, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and the tearing apart of the very Earth itself. Whilst high above the surface of middle earth, in the highest over heavens, the rotational forces only barely act upon the slow stars of the Zone of Weak Lights, and their motion is languid, hardly to be observed at all by mere mortals, yet the astrologers vouchsafe the minutest of motion over the course of many myriads of years!
Observing the Four Forces, we therefore conclude that the Model of the Earth's Oecumene is one of a stratified and hierarchical nature. The most ponderous of elements, the heavy transmercuric and transplumbic metals and the densest of chthonic stones aggregate, due to the force of Gravity, into a globe. So much matter of this sort has been so aggregated that it might take a man many years to walk around its girth and come back again to the place where he started! These elements whirl around the irminsul at a rapid velocity, which churns up the waters and silts of seas and lakes and rivers alike. And it is the waters and silts, the lighter metals and less ponderous stones, the various minerals, salts, earths, humours and vitreols that comprise the surface of the Earth upon which we live.
Above the solid and liquid boundary of Earth rise the many layers of air. The gaseous and energetic elements of the Zone of Winds and Spirits find their home above our heads! The densest of these elements are the various gasses: such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbonics, steams, vapours, clouds, and so forth. These heavier gasses, are acted upon also by Gravity, which tends to draw them downwards, and also by Rotation, which, due to their intermediate and volatile nature, causes them to rotate around the irminsul at an extremely rapid velocity and in an agitated state.
Higher still in the atmosphere lies the Zone of the Mighty Lights and is the home of the Sun and the Moon. We call them luminaries, and the silly Heliocentrists call them "planets"; but in reality, observation carries us to the truth. And that is that the luminaries are ethereal bodies composed of highly energetic elements of varied hue and intensity. We know from telescopic observation of those distant strata of our atmosphere that venereon is a dull and pale yellow colour, helion is a bright phosphorescent colour, and selenon is a cooler, whitish grey colour. Helion is the most energetic of elements in the radiation of heat. This we know, for it is remnants of helion trapped within the materials of earth, such as wood and oil, that cause them to burn with such ferocious heat. The Sun, therefore, is a brilliant agglomeration of helion, burning with such intensity that its heat easily penetrates the thicknesses of the lower atmosphere and even warms the waters of the sea.
The heliocentrists argue with the utmost futility that day and night require the Earth to rotate around irminsul and that the Sun lies stationary at the center of the Oecumene. What nincompoops! How is it --- yet they can not explain --- that highly energetic elements such as helion and transarienon are somehow more attracted by Gravity than the ponderous elements of Earth! Nay, they have it wrong. Day and Night are most logically explained by the afore mentioned forces of Rotation and Lateration: being composed of highly energetic elements, the luminaries of Sun and Moon simply move rapidly over the face of the Earth, each with her own velocity and timing, such that both Sun and Moon appear to "rise" and "set" when it is simply the case that the luminaries move towards our eastern horizon, then pass overhead as does any cloud of denser vapour, and then move at last towards our western horizon, which is nothing more than Antipodeans' eastern horizon!
Beyond is the Zone of Weak Lights. The two bands of this zone are divided by the astrologers into the swift stars, which those heliocentric buffoons call "planets" and give names such as Ares and Venus and Ceres and Saturn and Mercury and Varuna and Ninurta. These superethereal bodies are not, as some would have us think, solid bodies, but they are conglomerations of highly energetic, though weakly visible phosphorescent elements: notably lumenon, metalumenon and elektron. So energetic are these elements that their light is able to penetrate all the wide and dense layers of atmosphere above the Earth!
It might here be noted that it is above the Zone of Winds and Spirits that the effects of Antigravity are felt much more strongly than Gravity. The lighter and more rarified elements of the highest altitude Zones of our atmosphere, being less dense than the clods of solid and liquid matter, hearken more towards Antigravity's pull. It is here that the high and twinkling stars shine forth, tiny pin pricks of nearly invisible elektron and metalumenon!
The two highest strata of our atmosphere, and the strangest, to be sure, are the Zone of Dark Matters and the Zone of Vacuum. Dark Matter is very strange indeed. It is so high above the surface of Earth that it can not be seen, for not even the weak light of the highest stars may penetrate and illumine its ebon surfaces. Yet it can be known by the astrologers for it is the source of the strange energy called Antigravity. Just as Gravity arises from within the depths of the most ponderous of elements, deep in the very heart of Earth, so Antigravity arises from its uttermost altitudes where all is dark and obscure.
Beyond the highest layers of the darkest matter lies the strangest stratum of all, and that is Vacuum. Here, there is nothing. No mote of even the tiniest speck of elektron or weird strand of Dark Matter penetrates this layer. It is as if Antigravity itself is repulsed! No higher strata of atmosphere are known to exist beyond Vacuum, and beyond its indeterminate borders lies the Empyrean, the extracelestial abode of the Creator, which lies outside the confines of the world.