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81. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... " for the birth of Venus, and by his description of Robert Forrest's critique as "reasonable", and by concurring with Forrest that myths and legends "cannot be regarded as scientific evidence". Crew then appeals for a study to be made of Earth in Upheaval "similar to Forrest's" of Worlds in Collision. New Astronomy: West= South! source: Newcastle Morning Herald (NSW) 28.10.82, p. 8 When J. E. Aitchison wrote to Professor Colin Keay of Newcastle University for an explanation of an aboriginal myth relating to the Pleiades, the result was a short article in the local newspaper. Its title was: "Constellation may be clue to ice-age puzzle" and in it Colin Keay tried to relate the movements of the constellation to the climate of Australia, but with little success: "The aboriginal story relates that the Pleiades went far to the west and brought freezing conditions and ice to the Clarence Basin and annihilated the population. This innocuous little story presents a puzzle which I have pondered but not solved. Or at ...
82. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... Surely any datings which might be affected by ocean currents in any way are suspect, yet some corals have recently been dated at around 2000 years old, to the surprise of scientists. Older, oldest and another Piltdown New Scientist 2.12.95, p. 11 and 27.1.96, p. 11, Daily Mail 13.3.96, The Times Magazine 17.6.95 New radiometric datings, the accuracy of which is never doubted by their 'expert' perpetrators, nearly always seem to make things older than before. In Australia, two new dating methods have placed ancient Aboriginal painting sites at 60,000 years old, 20,000 years before man is usually supposed to have entered Australia. Similar dating techniques have dated tools in Zaire as 90,000 years old, although the actual implements look much more modern. A new French cave discovery of a partially burned bear bone associated with an artificial structure has been dated at 47,600 years, 15,000 years older than any other human cave traces. New measurements at Stonehenge suggest it was started 5,000 years ago, 500 ...
83. Aphrodite Urania [Aeon Journal $]
... personification of the Moon, [3 the earth, [4 a prehistoric tribe of Amazons, [5 the unconscious, [6 etc. Yet none of these theories has gained general acceptance, primarily because none can account for more than a select handful of the goddess' various functions and attributes, much less explain the myriad of peculiar details attending her myth and cult. In our opinion, it is the goddess' identification with the planet Venus-- attested in numerous cultures from the ancient Near East, but also among aboriginal peoples of the New World-- which offers the elusive common denominator necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the goddess' mythical attributes. In this series of essays, we intend to show that the majority of the symbolic images and mythological themes associated with the mother goddess-- including the various forms of the goddess personified by the Greek figures enumerated above-- have their origin in ancient conceptions associated with the planet Venus. If indeed the cult of the mother goddess traces to the ancients' experience of the planet Venus ...
84. Aphrodite from The Many Faces of Venus [Maverick Science Website]
... viewing the goddess as a personification of the Moon 3, the earth 4, a prehistoric tribe of Amazons 5, the unconscious 6, etc. Yet none of these theories has gained general acceptance, primarily because none can account for more than a select handful of the goddess' various functions and attributes, much less explain the myriad of peculiar details attending her myth and cult. In our opinion, it is the goddess' identification with the planet Venus — attested in numerous cultures from the ancient Near East, but also among aboriginal peoples of the New World — which offers the elusive common denominator necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the goddess' mythical attributes. In this series of essays, we intend to show that the majority of symbolic images and mythological themes associated with the mother goddess — including the various forms of the goddess personified by the Greek figures enumerated above — have their origin in ancient conceptions associated with the planet Venus. If indeed the cult of the mother goddess traces to the ancients' experience of the planet Venus — its appearance, ...
85. The Poem of Erra [Aeon Journal $]
... with war, famine, rebellion, fire, and the usurpation of the king's throne-- the very characteristics which distinguish Erra in the Poem of Erra. These ancient traditions associated with Mars compel us to consider the possibility that Erra was identified with Nergal precisely because of his identification with the planet Mars, a possibility rarely considered under traditional approaches. (46) The objection will no doubt be raised that this confluence of features around the planet Mars stems from the diffusion of ancient Babylonian astrological beliefs and bears no relationship to the aboriginal Erra or to the past history of the planet Mars. To this critique there are several answers: (1) Mars will be found to be associated with war, famine/pestilence, death, and fire in cultures where a Babylonian influence would appear to be precluded (i.e., the Americas and Northern Europe); (2) ancient languages appear to reflect an archetypal relationship between the word Mars and these very same phenomena. First we consider the evidence from ancient language. (47) In "Apollo and ...
86. Thoth Vol. II, No. 3 February 15, 1998 [Thoth Website]
... legend of the wedding party in 1664. According to Aubrey, the fiddler went home before midnight to avoid playing on the Sabbath and the bride announced that she would "go to hell for another fiddler". Another fiddler appeared and played until dawn, when he revealed himself as the Devil and turned the assembled throng to stone. No one believes that story any longer. Except, of course, on midsummer's eve. [Story submitted by Walter Radtke---- News of interest to catastrophists: Albert Namatjira, an aboriginal watercolourist of the 40's and 50's.. .was an Arunda man from Hermannsberg in Central Australia. He trained under an European artist, Rex Batterbee, and created some beautiful watercolour landscape images of his country. His art form and style was purely European watercolour technique and expression. That's how he was trained, that's how he painted. And Australia acclaimed him. What we didn't know at the time, but we do now know, is that he painted, in European style, his sacred places. One of these paintings ...
87. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the conclusion that they were lacking the adaptation of modern humans in which the hip joint sockets are moved forward, making for energy efficient long distance walking or running. Two Australian puzzles Echoes of the Dreamtime by Ainslie Roberts, pp. 56 and 114 Owl rock, 300km NW of Alice Springs, is an unexplained wedge of stone more than 10 metres high and balanced on a very narrow base. Although the surrounding strata are horizontal, those of the rock are vertical. In South Australia huge coal deposits were mythologised about by the aboriginal people long before they were 'discovered' by Europeans. A giant ancestor had set fire to so many trees that he left behind charcoal and a treeless desert. When mining began it was found that one of the coal basins was indeed burnt out. Fancy that! New Scientist 26.10.91, p. 22 'Cosmic string' has been invoked by theorists in order to explain where galaxies come from. The idea is that loops of this material, left over from the big bang in which the Universe was born, might act as ...
88. The Confusion of Languages [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... to be wroth with us, and seek to destroy us even with a deluge, we shall all perish to a man. But come, let us prepare bricks and burn them with fire, that they may withstand the waters and building them together with asphalt, let us make a high tower the top of which shall reach to heaven, in order that being delivered from the deluge we may find safety in the tower. (2) This purpose of the builders is found also in an account of this catastrophe which the aborigines of Central America transmitted from generation to generation. Ixtlilxochitl, after narrating the story of the Deluge which brought to a close the first world age, Atonatiuh, and destroyed most of mankind, described the catastrophe which ended the second age or Ehecatonatiuh"the sun of wind.? And as men were thereafter multiplying they constructed a very high and strong Zacualli, which means ? a very high tower ? in order to protect themselves when again the second world should be destroyed. At the crucial moment their languages were changed, ...
89. Aster and Disaster: The Golden Age - I [Kronos $]
... , it being understood that it is not here. The Yakut of Siberia thus speak of "the still center of the world [where the sun never sets".(11) Occasionally, paradise seems to lie outside spatio-temporal coordinates altogether. It can then be equated with a community (such as Hesiod's "golden race"),(12) a process (such as the Taoist "way", whereby, without action, all is mysteriously enacted),(13) a state of consciousness (such as the aboriginal Australian "dreaming"),(14) a spiritual condition (beatitude), or a general attitude (blessed foolishness, as in the Roman Feast of Fools(15) or the Medieval realm of Cockaigne(16) ), AUREALISM Aurealism, derived from the obsolescent English adjective aureal, "golden",(17) denotes any attitude, behavior, or situation that recalls the Golden Age. Of the major philosophies and religions of the past three millennia, the one which is most explicitly and insistently aurealistic is ...
90. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Meanwhile reports have recently come out of Russia about an explosion south of Russia in 1991 which left a small crater. It was followed a year later by another. Apparently there had been signs of seismic activity and associated electrical effects in the area during the preceding few years, leading to the conclusion that the cause may have been tectonic. Could this also explain mysterious holes in North America and Norway, or even Tunguska? Impact or endogenous, there are also 13 craters in Australia apparently formed about 5000 years ago and witnessed by aboriginals who mention fire and devil rock in their myth. Tunguska happened in June, a month that also saw an unusual meteor storm on the Moon in 1975 and an account of what appeared to be a major impact on the Moon in 1178. It is suggested that these events are linked to comet Encke and the related Taurid complex. Comet cataclysm forecast New Scientist 9.4.94, p. 14 In 28,000 years time the Sun will have a close encounter with the Alpha Centauri star system which could send hundreds of thousands of ...
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