Korean Horizons

The good news about the Korean Annals is that they appear to contain unadulterated data.

… the Choson Annals were kept off the public record from the start.

This principle ensured independence from the sovereign, and therefore greater impartiality.

In Korea, the records were kept in specially designed archives to which not even the monarch had access.

Meteor Fallings and Other Natural Phenomena Between 1500-1750
As Recorded in the Annals of the Choson Dynasty (Korea)
Yi Tae-jin – College of Humanities – Seoul National University

Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
September 1997 – Volume 69 – Issue 1–2 – pp 199–220


See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/02/10/yi-tae-jin-treasure/

Abnormal Atmospheric Phenomenon
The Korean Annals confirm the “abnormal atmospheric phenomenon” [such as “dragons”] observed during the 2nd millennium weren’t confined to Europe.

When Professor Yi visited Ottawa, Canada, he saw a painting displayed in one of its museums. He was stunned. The picture depicted exactly what he had read in one of the Sillok entries describing an abnormal atmospheric phenomenon.



Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon, quae praeter naturae ordinem, et in superioribus et his inferioribus mundi regionibus, ab exordio mundi usque ad haec nostra tempora acciderunt – Conrad Lycosthenes – 1557

Conrad Lycosthenes (Conrad Wolffhart) (1518-1561) was an Alsatian humanist and encyclopedist.


The only really bad news about the Korean Annals is that “solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, and unusual movements of the planets” appear to have been ignored in modern studies.

In my study, I did not include records of solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, and unusual movements of the planets, since they cannot really be considered “abnormal” natural phenomena according to today’s modern standards.

Meteor Fallings and Other Natural Phenomena Between 1500-1750
As Recorded in the Annals of the Choson Dynasty (Korea)
Yi Tae-jin – College of Humanities – Seoul National University

Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
September 1997 – Volume 69 – Issue 1–2 – pp 199–220



X/1106 C1, also known as the Great Comet of 1106, was a great comet that appeared on 2 February 1106, and was observed across the world from the beginning of February through to mid-March.

It was recorded by astronomers in Wales, England, Japan, Korea, China and Europe.

It was observed to split into many pieces


See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/hecker-horizon-enter-the-dragon/

Sadly, this implies the Eclipse Canons [and the associated chronology] will not be validated [or challenged] by the observational data in the Korean Annals.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/hecker-horizon-eclipse-canon/

The Missing Horizon
The overall structure of Korean history appears to have been shaped by catastrophic events.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/korea-and-the-heinsohn-horizon/

Later Silla (668–935) is the name often applied to the Korean kingdom of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, after it conquered Baekje and Goguryeo in the 7th century, unifying the central and southern regions of the Korean peninsula.


Goryeo was a Korean kingdom founded in 918, during a time of national division called the Later Three Kingdoms period, that unified and ruled the Korean Peninsula until 1392.


Joseon dynasty was a Korean dynastic kingdom that lasted for approximately five centuries. It was founded by Yi Seong-gye in July 1392 and was replaced by the Korean Empire in October 1897.

However, a map of the Island of Korea [Hat Tip: Yves] suggests another catastrophic event occurred sometime after 1595.

Another geographical misconception worth noting is the mapping of Korea as an obvious island that is ever so slightly separated from the Asian continent.

While the base theory for mapping Korea as an island are unknown, the cartographic origins can be traced to Japoniae Insulae Descriptio, published by Abraham Ortelius in 1595.

Ortelius’ map was originally drawn by the Portuguese Jesuite Luis Teixeria.

As this map shows, very little was known about Korea.

Only one place name is provided (Tauxem), which based on location alone, one can assume is an early mapping of Pyongyang.

While the southerm tip shows a relatively accurate archipelago, the only name that appears is L. de Ladrones (Jeju), which translates to “Land of Thieves.” The island likely achieved such a name as the area was known as an epicenter of eastern piracy.

Nova et Accurata Iaponiae, Terrae Esonis… – 1658 – Johannes Jansson
HJBMaps.com – Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. – Antique Map Dealer – Chicago, IL

1658 Nova et Accurata Iaponiae, Terrae Esonis, ac Insularum Adjacentium…

Pyongyang, or P’yŏngyang, is the capital and largest city of North Korea.

Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River about 109 kilometres (68 mi) upstream from its mouth on the Yellow Sea.

The city’s other historic names include Kisong, Hwangsong, Rakrang, Sŏgyong, Sodo, Hogyong, Changan, and Heijō (during Japanese rule in Korea).


The Tenerife meridian was the prime meridian of choice for Dutch cartographers and navigators from the 1640s until the beginning of the 19th century. It lies at 16° 38′ 22″ W of the current international prime meridian, the IERS Reference Meridian through Greenwich.


The geomagnetic data from Southern Africa suggests this catastrophic event may have occurred sometime between 1585 and 1750.

In 2018 the realm of Geomagnetism was disturbed by results showing Southern Africa performed a “coherent loop” of 360 degrees between [about] 425 and 1370 CE.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/spinning-southern-africa/

The calendar data suggests this catastrophic event occurred between 1582 and 1750.

The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used civil calendar in the world.
It is named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in October 1582.

To deal with the 10 days’ difference (between calendar and reality) that this drift had already reached, the date was advanced so that 4 October 1582 was followed by 15 October 1582.


Through enactment of the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, Great Britain and its colonies (including the eastern part of what is now the United States) adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, by which time it was necessary to correct by 11 days.



Captain James Cook FRS (1728-1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.

On 25 May 1768, the Admiralty commissioned Cook to command a scientific voyage to the Pacific Ocean. The purpose of the voyage was to observe and record the 1769 transit of Venus across the Sun which, when combined with observations from other places, would help to determine the distance of the Sun.


Martin Armstrong’s 244 Year Cycle of Political Change suggests this catastrophic event may be centred on 1596.

The term Goryeo military regime describes the government of Goryeo from the time of the military coup d’état of 1170 to the Sambyeolcho Rebellion of 1270 and the definitive subordination of Korea to the Mongol Yuan dynasty, division of the Mongol Empire.


The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597.

The conflict ended in 1598 with the withdrawal of the Japanese forces from the Korean Peninsula after a military stalemate in Korea’s southern coastal provinces.


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See: https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/southeast_asia/thailand-and-the-future/

See: https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/history/americas-economic-history/how-the-usa-is-in-its-death-throws/

Perhaps, one fine day, the Korean Annals will shed some light upon this event.

But, as always:

I’m not holding my breath.

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2 Responses to Korean Horizons

  1. Yry says:

    In the previous ” Yi Tae-jin Treasure ” article by Tim Cullen,

    Malagabay via Prof. Yi Tae-jin says:
    “Overall, the Annals of the Choson Dynasty led Yi Tae-jin to conclude
    the Little Ice Age was basically caused by meteors.”

    Louis Hissink says:
    “This suggests Venus was the main forcing that caused the Little Ice Age
    via its solar plasma interactions that impacted the Earth downstream in
    the solar wind flow.”

    ==> yry suggests:

    The Earth has about 10 big magnetic tubes wrapped around it an spaced out
    evenly. Anthony Perrat considers them to be remnants from the activity
    of the huge Plasma Column (also called the Perrat Column) we used to
    have on several lengthy occasions throughout Antiquity either originating
    from one pole or like a sheath from both poles at times.
    In those days we had up to 112 of those then bright tubes around the Earth.

    As in the Siberian Tunguska event in 1908?, meteors, asteroids or comets
    cannot for the most part impact the Earth directly. They are fractured,
    heated up to thousands of degrees and implose into countless fragments
    BECAUSE of our magnetic shield.
    However, what does impact the Earth are the shockwaves stemming from these
    implosions along the path of these objects rebounding over our shield and
    making a mess of our current magnetic tubes (at least part of the 10 tubes).

    3) Conclusion
    Provisionally, I imagine that given the great number of nearly 5000 recorded
    meteor fallings between 1500-1750 CE in the Korean Annals, the “mess” must
    have reached a maximum magnetically and electrically across the Earth and
    at its poles.


    Incidentally, I was witness to 2 boulder-meteor events in the course of my
    life but without noticeable shockwaves.
    They were never mentioned in the press…

    It should be mentioned that the whole of Korea is an electric disaster
    geologically like South America. I have been there.


    To Tim
    Thank you for these great articles again, pure delight!
    I shall read Louis’ article, promised!

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