About The Film
The Great Year is a compelling
documentary that explores the possibility that the fall of ancient civilizations
around the globe, and the rise of modern civilization, might be related to our
Sun’s motion around a companion star. The film examines evidence that ancient
civilizations may have known of this celestial cycle and that our Sun may indeed
display the characteristics of binary motion.
Just as the Earth’s spin on its axis causes day and night and our planet’s
annual orbit around the Sun is responsible for the ongoing cycle of the seasons,
what if there is some greater celestial cycle, lasting thousands of years, slowly
influencing the rise and fall of civilization across the globe? Where is the evidence?
What could be the cause?
To many ancient cultures, the answers lie in the stars. In their view, time and
civilization did not progress ever forward in a strict linear path, but moved
in a cyclical pattern, with human civilization and consciousness rising and falling
as great ages came and went. To the ancient Mayans, we are entering the time of
the Fifth Sun; Hindu and Vedic scholars spoke of the Yuga Cycle a great circular
progression of ages; and in ancient Greece, Plato taught of a large cycle of time
which would slowly return us to a “Golden Age”. He called this cycle:
The Great Year.
The Great Year investigates the common thread in these
beliefs and looks back into time seeking answers to the questions that still loom
over science today. How far back into history do humankind’s roots really
go? What did the ancients know about the stars and their movements and what can
we learn from them? Why was the “Precession of the Equinox” universally
revered? Many of these cultures spoke of an unseen sun that drives this movement
of the stars across the sky over thousands of years and causes great ages to rise
and fall. Could there be an unseen binary partner to our Sun? The
Great Year examines this theory and finds growing scientific evidence
to support it.
What makes The Great Year so compelling is that it reveals
a startling truth embodied in the number one ancient mystery: the Precession of
the Equinox. By showing the cutting edge scientific evidence that challenges the
current theory, this film is sure to set off debates in the scientific, archaeological,
and astronomical communities.
This provocative film, narrated by James Earl Jones, is accompanied by 18 minutes
of animation and a moving original musical score. The message behind the film
may be the beginning of a whole new way to look at time and history, and just
might set off a new scientific movement to find our Sun’s binary companion.