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71. The Rings of Saturn [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... apellative for Osiris was ? the swathed.? (7) In the Zend-Avesta it is said that the star Tistrya (Jupiter, later Venus) keeps Pairiko in twofold bonds. (8) Saturn is encircled by two groups of rings one larger and one smaller, with a space in between. To see this a better telescope than that used by Galilei or that used by Huygens is needed; the twofold structure of the girdle was first observed in 1675. (9) The rings of Saturn were known also to the aboriginees of America before Columbus discovered the land; this means also before the telescope was invented at the beginning of the seventeenth century. An ancient engraved wooden panel from Mexico shows the family of the planets: one of them is Saturn, easily recognizable by its rings. (10) Nor were the Maoris of New Zealand ignorant of them: ? One of the great mysteries connected with Saturn is the still unanswered question of how the ancient Maoris of New Zealand knew about her rings for there is evidence that they did have a ...
72. The Earth Without the Moon [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Earth Without the Moon The period when the Earth was Moonless is probably the most remote recollection of mankind. Democritus and Anaxagoras taught that there was a time when the Earth was without the Moon. (1) Aristotle wrote that Arcadia in Greece, before being inhabited by the Hellenes, had a population of Pelasgians, and that these aborigines occupied the land already before there was a moon in the sky above the Earth; for this reason they were called Proselenes. (2) Apollonius of Rhodes mentioned the time ? when not all the orbs were yet in the heavens, before the Danai and Deukalion races came into existence, and only the Arcadians lived, of whom it is said that they dwelt on mountains and fed on acorns, before there was a moon.? (3) Plutarch wrote in The Roman Questions: ? There were Arcadians of Evander ? s following, the so-called pre-Lunar people.? (4) Similarly wrote Ovid: ? The Arcadians are said to have possessed their land before the birth of Jove, and the ...
73. Electric Universe [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2001:2 (Sep 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents Electric Universe WAL THORNHILL continued his presentation, this one a little more speculative than the previous ones. Wal began by mentioning Aboriginal x-ray art [eg. see www.geocities.com/Paris/Jardin/2744/painting.html although I don't recall the context, and then went on to say that the current solar system dust model appears to be iffy. There is no such thing as a "failed star"-- brown dwarfs are the most abundant in the galaxy; they have no photosphere, planets can orbit within their "atmosphere", and such a planet would have equal energy radiating onto its surface, and hence no seasons. Brown dwarfs also show carbon in their spectra, and most would be a benign environment for life. Sedimentary layers are found even on the Moon, Mars and asteroids, perhaps from the material ejected by stars. The proto-Saturn system could have its origin outside our Solar System. It approaches the ecliptic, and as it encounters the Sun's electrical ...
74. SOLARIA BINARIA: PART ONE: ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE BINARY SYSTEM: CHAPTER FIVE: THE SAC AND ITS PLENUM [Quantavolution Website]
... the sky bodies would emerge as diffuse reddish patches. During this process, the sky would brighten and become more blue. Thus, as they emerge, Super Uranus and the Sun brighten and whiten while the sky becomes darker and bluer. At a time related to the changes soon to be discussed, around fourteen thousand years ago, the Earth is suddenly peopled by humans, and one may investigate whether any memories remain of the plenum. There seem to be several legendary themes that correlate with our deductions about visibility. Seemingly, aboriginal legends describe the heavens as hard, heavy, marble-like and luminous. Earliest humans were seeing a vault, a dome [34. Probably in retrospect, to the heaven was ascribed the human qualities of a robe or covering, and, by extension, part of an anthropomorphic god. Thus, the Romans saw Coelus, the Chinese T'ien, the Hindus Varuna, and the Greeks Ouranos. Vail (1905/ 1972) presents ample evidence that day and night were uncertain and that the heavens were continuously translucent. When Hindu ...
75. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: INTRODUCTION [Quantavolution Website]
... that it was the goddess Pallas Athena. Athena moved the Homeric Age. She led the Greeks in the Iliad and guided Odysseus through his many adventures of the Odyssey. I found her everywhere. She dominated the skies as a phenomenon, and human strife on Earth. I concerned myself with the context of the song and discovered that it was a Holy Dreamtime song, not a sacrilegious burlesque. It was presented as an opera-ballet, meant to take place among the gods in heaven. The same art form exists today among the aborigines of Australia. I asked myself how such holy songs could arise, and found an answer in the modern theory of catastrophism. Precedents and parallels from many countries and cultures justify searching for catastrophism behind the lines of the love song of Demodocus. Greek culture was badly damaged by natural disasters of the eight and seventh centuries before this era, and Homer's poetry (which I place later than is usual) shows both the effects of the disasters and the ways in which the Greeks recovered from them. The song of the love ...
76. Stairway to Heaven [Aeon Journal $]
... [36 Significantly, Babylonian omens warn of the dire consequences should Mars reach the road of Saturn. [37 Most important for our purposes here, however, is the report that the Sun's daughter is identified as the Evening Star; i.e., the planet Venus. As we have documented elsewhere, the planet Venus is frequently described as the daughter (or wife) of the ancient sun-god. From North America we turn to Australia, where an interesting variation upon the chain of arrows theme can be found. That the various aboriginal peoples showed a "remarkable interest in the movement of the planets" has been noted by more than one anthropologist. [38 Consider, for example, the following myth collected from the Jaralde tribe, an aboriginal people of South Australia who did not know the use of bow and arrows. Once upon a time, they report, a primeval figure named Waijungari threw a lance up to the sky which, upon sticking, allowed the hero to climb up its haft and reach heaven. There Waijangari continues to live, as ...
77. The Stairway to Heaven, from Martian Metamorphosis [Maverick Science Website]
... ) Significantly, Babylonian omens warn of the dire consequences should Mars reach the road of Saturn. (36) Most important for our purposes here, however, is the report that the Sun's daughter is identified as the Evening Star; i.e., the planet Venus. As we have documented elsewhere, the planet Venus is frequently described as the daughter (or wife) of the ancient sun-god. From North America we turn to Australia, where an interesting variation upon the chain of ladder theme can be found. That the various aboriginal peoples showed a "remarkable interest in the movement of the planets" has been noted by more than one anthropologist. (37) Consider, for example, the following myth collected from the Jaralde tribe, an aboriginal people of South Australia who did not know the use of bow and arrows. Once upon a time, they report, a primeval figure named Waijungari threw a lance to heaven which, upon sticking, forthwith allowed the hero to climb to heaven. There Waijangari continues to live, as the planet Mars. ...
78. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 4: THE GESTALT OF CREATION [Quantavolution Website]
... . It will temporalize, symbolize, and control, up to the brink of eternity. Oblivion marks the surrender or death of self-awareness. The problems typical of the human species are in the regression of the ego-mechanisms to their primeval but human state, and not in the resurgent total triumph of the hominid. The unconscious, when reviewed, is seen to be the reservoir of hominid instincts and the suppressed or forgotten materials of experience. However, it is commanded and transformed by the primeval ego, even though physiologically coordinated with the aboriginal instinctive animal. MEMORY AND FORGETTING Whence might come such lines as these of Baudelaire? In those times when Nature in her bursting vigor Bore of herself each day such monstrous children I would have loved to live with a younger giantess As at the feet of a queen, a voluptuous cat [2. The corridors of art and culture everywhere echo with the cries and gasps of remote recollections. R. G. Hoskins, in his essays on schizophrenia, writes how patients describe their mental illness: Very commonly it is as ...
79. On the Disproportion between Geological Time and Historical Time Part One - Of Apes and Men [SIS C&C Review $]
... beginning by means of a geological ladder. Explicitly repudiating the Genesis explanation, the scientific model is a return to, and final development of, the philosophical model laid down by the ancients. Like Aristotle, the natural philosopher supposes that the Universe is uncreated, that it goes through cycles of destruction and regeneration, and that life originated spontaneously out of non-life. Time, being uncreated, is infinite. The Earth is over 4 billion years old, the Universe anything from 10 to 20 billion years old, and probably before the aboriginal Big Bang there was another Universe which also exploded into being, contracted and collapsed. By contrast, Genesis implies that the Earth and the whole Universe came into existence less than 10,000 years ago. In the philosophical model human history traces a general progress from dullness and ignorance to intelligence and knowledge, so that this is itself a reason for preferring its explanation of the alleged prehistoric world: the model is the product of human knowledge and intelligence at its most advanced. By contrast, the historical model is not a ...
80. Sagan's Folly Part 1 [Kronos $]
... the relationships between the earth, the heavens, and the heavenly bodies, and what order do they obey?" (Giedion, Ibid., pp. 9 6-9 7 --emphasis added). ERRORS OF CARELESSNESS AND MISREPRESENTATION Sagan (p. 10): On p. 303 of Worlds in Collision (Section, "Of 'Preexisting Ideas' in the Souls of Peoples"), Velikovsky wrote: "The migration of ideas may follow the migration of peoples, but how could unusual motifs of folklore reach isolated islands where the aborigines do not have any means of crossing the sea? And why did not technical civilization travel together with the spiritual? Peoples still living in the stone age possess the same, often strange, motifs as the cultured nations. [Cp. Kubler, op. cit., p. 325.1 The particular character of some of the contents of folklore makes it impossible to assume that it was only by mere chance that the same motifs were created in all corners of the world." After he lifted only part of a single ...
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