Publisher: Ev Cochrane
Editor: Dwardu Cardona
Associate Editor: Lewis M. Greenberg
Contributing Editor: Frederic Jueneman
Consulting Editor: David N. Talbott
Volume IV, Number 2
AEON, 601 Hayward, Ames, IA 50014, USA
Editorial Address: 145 W. 20th. Ave,
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5Y 2C4
Copyright (c) August 1995
IN THIS ISSUE.Front CoverWorlds in Near-Contact. Painting by Dwardu Cardona and Fredrick Lee.
By Dwardu Cardona
Magnetic Models of the Polar ConfigurationRobert Driscoll presents new magnetic models to account for the Saturnian configuration as it might have appeared in Earth's primeval sky. PAGE 5
Janus: Corrigenda et AddendaDwardu Cardona offers a correction to one of his previous papers while adding new evidence re his contention that the Roman Janus was simply an earlier version of the Saturnian deity. Page 29
Morning Star: II
In this additional paper, Dwardu Cardona picks up from his previous contribution on the subject, continuing to argue in favor of Mars as the original Morning Star of mankind, with new evidence from the Ancient Near East as well as Australia. Page 36
Martian Meteorites in Ancient Myth and Modern ScienceFirst read at the Velikovsky Centennial Symposium held in New York this past July under a slightly different title, this article by Ev Cochrane analyzes the nature of various meteorites, believed to have originated from Mars, and undertakes to shed some light concerning their transport to Earth. Page 57
A General Introduction to Amazon Mythology in the Greco-Roman World
In this introductory essay by Tammy Joe Eckhart, we catch a tantalizing glimpse of the fabled Amazon nation, a subject concerning which a lot more yet needs to be published. Page 74
The Origin of Language
Did human language, the only true language known, originate in a slow evolutionary process? James Strickling does not believe so and, in this interesting study, he tells us why. Page 80
Martin Sieff reminisces about Immanuel Velikovsky and, in so doing, discloses an unfamiliar side to the modern pioneer of cosmic catastrophism. Page 87
A fond farewell to Ian Johnson. Page 92
The Book Shelf
Book reviews by Frederic Jueneman. Page 93
Volume IV, Number 2
Robert Driscoll studied physics at Caltech and mechanical engineering at Case Tech. Now retired, he is a member of the American Physical Society.
Dwardu Cardona, who studied and practiced electrical engineering at the British Royal Admiralty in Malta, has acted as Contributing Editor for KRONOS and, later, as Senior Editor for the same periodical. He is a Founding Father of the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies and serves as an Editorial Consultant on Mythology and Cosmogony for the British Journal Chronology and Catastrophism Review. An enthusiastic researcher and writer, he has published close to a hundred articles in various periodicals.
Ev Cochrane is the author of numerous articles on comparative mythology and archaeoastronomy. He previously served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS and is currently the publisher of AEON. He is presently preparing two manuscripts for publication: The Many Faces of Venus, and The Mars Myth.
Tammy Jo Eckhart received her MA in Ancient History from Columbia University in New York City where she continues to pursue courses in search of a Ph.D. program compatible with her research. She has also published some of her poetry, together with short fiction non-fiction pieces.
James Strickling is an engineer in the telecommunications industry. His avocation, however, ranges far beyond the sphere of his profession. Long engaged in independent research in natural science, ancient history, and prehistory, he has published various philosophical and analytical papers dealing with creation and evolution. He is also the author of Origins: Today's Science, Tomorrow's Myth.
Martin Sieff, State Department correspondent for the Washington Times, has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. He is one of the four founders of the British Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. He has served as an associate editor for the SIS Review and SIS Workshop, as a senior editor for Catastrophism and Ancient History, and has been a contributor to such additional periodicals as AEON and The Velikovskian.
Subscription: $80.00 U. S. per volume of 6 issues ($110.00 foreign air mail), or $40.00 U. S. for 3 issues ($55.00 foreign air mail). Scholarly articles, critiques, and book reviews are invited. We reserve the right to edit and publish any letters sent to the editor, or parts thereof, unless these are clearly marked "not for publication." The views expressed in these pages do not necessarily reflect those of the periodical or its editors.