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31. Elusive Female Figures [Thunderbolts Website]
... for the column that connects the poles of the earth with the celestial poles, around which we see the stars revolve. One of the most profound symbolic expressions of this axis in world mythology is the image of a giant human being upholding heaven with his head or arms. The classic examples of this motif are the Greek Atlas, the Chinese Pan-Gu, the Vedic Purusha, the Judaeo-Gnostic Adam Qadmon, and the Egyptian Shu. The present model identifies the archetypal features of such cosmic giants with the complex evolutionary sequence of an intense aurora: a glowing plasma column that must once have been visible in the night sky above the earth. The Mycenaean figurines appear to fit seamlessly into this category. The peculiar streamers running across their bodies are the signature of plasma. The alternation of circular bodies and outstretched "arms" conforms to the degrees of vorticity experienced by the hypothetical column, as presented in the analysis of plasma physicist Anthony Peratt. The most compelling indication that the figurines were modelled after a plasma column is perhaps the shape of the headdress. Laboratory experiments ...
32. C&C Workshop 1989, Number 2: Contents [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... 4. On SIS and Insularism 14 Horizons: Basinger's Lecture on the Eocene Forests of the Canadian High Arctic 17 The 1989 ISIS/SIS Nile Cruise 18 The Egypt Exploration Society Hears the New Chronology 20 MONITOR:* impact site in Indian Ocean?* impacts and the ice ages* rapid climate change* rapid field reversal* rapid polarity reversals* new thinking in tectonics* earthquake electrics?* `Planet is a Comet'* meteorites from the moon* Big Bang moribund?* mudflows on Mars* Voyager reaches Neptune* aurora generator* incredible star turn* comet orbits calculated* British cometary Dark Ages* chaos reigns* interpretations at fault* hidden eruptions* tidal earthquakes* Cretaceous Catastrophe?* warmer Antarctica?* dinosaurs leave their mark* life from comets?* unusual auroras* unpredictable climate models* Himalayan `Piltdown'* Thera theories* Iraqi finds* Exodus redating debate* new Bronze Age civilisation* New Kingdom discovery at Saqqara* Rameses found?* Hebron tradition* very ancient Peru* radiocarbon errors* capital find?* `catastrophism ...
33. The Bifurcated Mountain [Thunderbolts Website]
... transformed into sacred places were consciously adapted to the prototype of the cosmic centre and the axis mundi. The bifurcated mountain was a face of the cosmic mountain located at the pole. Because an obvious, visual prototype for the image is lacking, however, Eliade and other 'uniformitarian' thinkers will forever regard the mountain and its dual aspect as fanciful or highly imaginative symbols. This is different in the model presently proposed, according to which the worldwide symbolism of the cosmic axis originated as a set of universal eye-witness accounts of an intense aurora that occurred in the 4th or 3rd millennium BCE. On the basis of petroglyph morphologies, plasma physicist Anthony Peratt has concluded that the plasma in the earth's ancient magnetosphere must have glowed and assumed the form of a luminous column reaching from the visible horizon to the “top of heaven”. Laboratory experiments established that among the complex instabilities experienced by the plasma column was a phase in which the top extremity of the discharge, which acts as an anode, is split down the middle, giving the column the appearance of the ...
34. The Dragon and the Pearl [Thunderbolts Website]
... serpent and the ball as the tail and nucleus of a comet. But modern-day comets fail to explain the detailed agreement between the universal traditions. Something much more profound must have inspired the image. Today, several independent researchers connect both the enclosing serpent and the primordial "sun" to the axis mundi, a column said to have once risen from the earth to the sky. This suggests that the cross-cultural theme of the glowing serpent and orb might have been inspired by intense plasma discharge in the heavens, perhaps comparable to the aurora, but much more powerful. We know from plasma experiments that such effects would likely include the cosmic “thunderbolt” described in early traditions. Contributed by Rens van der Sluijs EXECUTIVE EDITORS: David Talbott, Wallace Thornhill MANAGING EDITOR: Amy Acheson CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Mel Acheson, Michael Armstrong, Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, Walter Radtke, C.J. Ransom, Don Scott, Rens van der Sluijs, Ian Tresman WEBMASTER: Michael Armstrong Copyright 2004: thunderbolts.info ...
35. Living Plasma [Thunderbolts Website]
... the past few years he has collected and classified rock art data, comparing the forms to the plasma discharge patterns he's studied in the lab. The ancient forms are not only similar to the lab forms, many can be overlaid exactly. Today, we can still see a few of the lower-energy discharge patterns in auroras. Peratt reasons that when rock art was first being carved and painted on stone cliffs all over the world, plasma in the Earth's atmosphere was much more active than it is today. He calls it an enhanced aurora. All of his eighty-seven classes of plasma instabilities can be found carved on rock. What did the ancients see? Their legends speak of a time of paradise and peace followed by a celestial war, with planetary gods flinging thunderbolts at each other and at the Earth. The story of the rocks also begins with peaceful scenes of grazing animals (many extinct today) followed by images of plasma discharge phenomena. The geological record for that era speaks of extinction of large mammals, destruction of forests, changes in river systems, ...
36. Flying a Kite [Thunderbolts Website]
... plays by different rules than rockets, and one of the researchers discovered that she got a lot more thrust when she decreased the power and increased the magnetic field. The plasma formed double layers, which acted like waterfalls to accelerate the ions up to 10 km/sec. In the researcher's words: "one, two, it's already on the other side of Canberra." She continues:..."the plasma behaves like water tumbling over a cliff, getting faster as it drops. And, just like an aurora, it seems that the plasma actually makes the "cliff"- all by itself. It's almost magic." Plasma cosmologists have explored the "magic" of double layers for decades. If they weren't considered enemies, the two groups could share the benefits of their separate experiences. In the as-yet-unknown behavior of plasma, there are secrets hidden that are as far beyond the imagination of today's explorers as jet airliners were beyond Columbus' imagination. It's time to drop the gravity-only universe and begin exploring the promising new concepts of ...
37. Origins of Rock Art [Thunderbolts Website]
... in the Earth's plasma sheath (magnetosphere) were to experience a severe power surge from unusual solar activity, visible instabilities of this sort could form around the Earth. If this happened in prehistoric times, the ancient sky would have come alive with glowing, writhing forms. Ancient people, awed by the appearance of these giant instabilities, would incorporate the images into their cultures. The themes of ancient art and myth that occur in common around the world would be explained by the common experience every ancient society had of the "enhanced aurora" in their sky. EXECUTIVE EDITORS: David Talbott, Wallace Thornhill MANAGING EDITOR: Amy Acheson CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Mel Acheson, Michael Armstrong, Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, Walter Radtke, C.J. Ransom, Don Scott, Rens van der Sluijs, Ian Tresman WEBMASTER: Michael Armstrong Copyright 2004: thunderbolts.info ...
38. Seeing Electricity in Space [Thunderbolts Website]
... denser. It self-constricts until the gas pressure on the inside balances the magnetic pressure on the outside. This balance of pressures along the axis produces long, thin filaments of matter that are sharply separated from their rarified environments. We remember that this is what happens in a lightning stroke (or at least this is how we think about what happens in a lightning stroke), and it seems familiar: We understand. But we had not thought about this happening in space. Kristian Birkeland thought this might be what happens in the aurora. He trekked to the Arctic Circle to measure the magnetic fields from the constricted channels that made up the auroral currents. (These “Birkeland currents” were later named after him.) He speculated that this might be what happens in the filaments that make up solar prominences and the solar corona. He thought the filaments might carry electric currents from the Sun to Earth. Such ideas were too unfamiliar for astronomers conditioned to think in terms of gravity and mass. They clung to their familiar ideas of mass particles until artificial ...
39. Earth Lights [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... plate boundary and it is surely no accident that a black American founded the Pentecostal religious movement at the beginning of the century in Los Angeles, located as it is on the much media-hyped San Andreas fault. Hence, once again, Dick Atkinson was astute to criticise Clube& Napier's claims that higher meteoric flux levels promulgated Puritan fundamentalism in the Middle Ages. Light phenomena from tectonic sources could just as easily lie at the root of religious revival in the past on many occasions and as Atkinson has noted, strange cloud formations and the aurora could have played a role. Periodic meteoric outbursts may however be a contributing factor on occasion- but not always. For instance, the English rustic poet John Clare, was an acute observer of nature and records seeing strange lights that he at first thought were meteoric in nature. However, they had the ability it seemed to him, to dance and chase, a typical form of UFO behaviour. These are points worth exploration and an explanation in scientific terms. Phillip Clapham References 1. Paul Devereux, Earth Lights, ...
40. The Light of the Seven Days [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... days was not of solar origin. Of what origin was it? Was it caused by brightly illuminated clouds of ionized hydrogen, or protons, hurled throughout the solar system and poured on earth? In the latter case they could have arrived from the present distance of Saturn in about a week, considering that the proton particles ionized hydrogen arrive from the sun in the space of twenty-five hours. (3) This is the time which elapses from a flare-up on the sun (protuberance) to the display of the polar lights the aurora borealis. The light of the seven days served the population of the world as a warning of some extraordinary events. (4) References Isaiah 30:26. [A memory of the light of the seven days may be preserved in the Babylonian account of ? flaming torches, lighting up the land with their brightness ? just prior to the arrival of the waters of the Deluge. (The Epic of Gilgamesh, transl. by A. Heidel, tablet XI).The distance of Saturn from the Sun is about ...
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