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11. More on Jonathan Swift abd the Moons of Mars (Vox Populi) [Kronos $]
... the matter of "Jonathan Swift and the Moons of Mars" (Ken D. Moss, KRONOS VIII:4, pp. 17-28) to rest, we have yet to consider the findings of Charles McDowell (" Catastrophism and Puritan Thought", Symposium on Creation VI, ed. Donald W. Patten, pp. 57-90). Dr. John Arbuthnot was appointed by Newton to resolve the claims and counterclaims of Newton and Leibniz on the invention of calculus and the understanding of cosmology. Leibniz had a direct pipeline to Chinese data through the Jesuits. At that time in China, Chinese scholars were investigating their own data from antiquity. McDowell found evidence that some of Leibniz' data may have been filched after his death, and possibly found their way into Newton's files. McDowell suggests that the part of Swift's work which deals with the astronomers of Laputa was actually written by Arbuthnot, and that, in view of his privileged position with Newton, he could have had knowledge of the contents of Leibniz' data. If we assume here that Mars ...
12. Paired Sets in the Hebrew Alphabet [Aeon Journal $]
... ancient empires from Egypt to Babylon, India, and China." (16) "Yodh, the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet... meaning 'a hand'; Assyrian idu, 'strength,' 'to know'; Hebrew cognate meanings 'strength,' 'power,' 'the hand of the Lord', 'a sign,' 'to assign to,' 'custody-- into the hand of,' 'to be skilled,' 'to know how,' 'to handle'." (17) Moran, who compared Chinese lunar stations with the letters of the alphabet, has argued that letters of the alphabet derive from a lunar zodiac. In doing so, he drew attention to the fact that alphabetic aleph, "bull," beth, "house," "woman," and tsade, "arrow," correspond serially and numerically, with similar meanings, to the Chinese lunar stations niu, "ox," nu, "woman," and chang, "to shoot an arrow" respectively. He noted too that the ...
13. Velikovsky, Mars, and the Eighth Century B.C. Part Two [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. XII No. 1 (Winter 1987) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovsky, Mars, and the Eighth Century B.C. Part Two Sean Mewhinney 776 B.C. II. THE "SHIH CHING" ECLIPSE According to Velikovsky: "The text of the ancient Chinese book of Shiking refers to some celestial phenomenon in the days of the king Yen-Yang, in -776: the sun was obscured." (1) And what was the nature of this "celestial phenomenon"? Is the planet Mars mentioned in connection with it? Velikovsky did not cite the original work itself. He gave as his references two eighteenth century works by Jesuit scholars in China-- the "Traité de l'astronomie chinoise" of Antoine Gaubil and Jean-Baptiste du Halde's Description of the Empire of China. (2) Neither contains more than three or four sentences on the matter. In fact, neither gives the full date- only the year, 776 B.C. They both call it an eclipse of the Sun. Velikovsky deliberately avoided even mentioning the word: " ...
14. China's Dragon [Pensee]
... head of the comet) and an evil dragon (the tail). But in China the dragon is good and is benevolent to man. The dragon was clearly of importance in old China, the context of its widespread use indicating a significance matching the stature enjoyed by the Cross of the Church or by the Crescent of Islam (1). The iconographical significance is not so clear: different interpretations are given by the various authorities, so it is possible that by the time the West became acquainted with the Far East the Chinese themselves had lost all or some part of an original meaning or that they had attached other, and later, ideas. The literature on the dragon is extensive, and the only reason for adding to it is that it seems possible to recover the original meaning of the dragon as symbol. Evidence gained from pottery and from other sources indicates that the dragon motif appeared around the middle of the second millennium B.C., and a study of the dragon and closely associated motifs makes it possible to reconstruct, with some reasonable measure ...
15. A Parade Of Early Visitors To America [Science Frontiers Website]
... explorers circa 800 BC rather than by Native Americans. One petroglyph, for example, depicts a Viking-like ship almost identical to those carved on a rock near Boslund, Sweden. There are also abstract symbols like those used by Northern Europeans in the same time frame. (Anonymous; "Did Vikings Pay Early Visit?" Baltimore Sun, August 13, 1999.) Comment. Kelley's observations certainly bolster B. Fell's claims in his book America B.C. that Europeans made landfall in North America long before Columbus set sail. Early Chinese. Perhaps Chinese adventurers beat the Europeans to the New World. At a symposium in Anyang, China, M. Xu Hui (Texas Christian University) presented 56 matching sets of characters found in both the Americas and China. "They so closely resemble the 3,000-year-old Shang Dynasty characters for the sun, sky, rain, water, crops, trees, and astronomy that if they had not been found in America, Chinese experts would have classified them automatically as pre-221 B.C. Chinese script." (Rennie, ...
16. Early Chinese Voyages To Australia [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 24: Nov-Dec 1982 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Early Chinese Voyages To Australia Dr. Alan Thorne, at the Australian National University, after studying early human fossils from both Australia and China, concludes that there was a significant movement of people from the Chinese coast to North Australia at least 10,000 years ago. He hypothesizes that the Chinese built sea-going rafts of bamboo and explored Indonesia as well as the Australian coast. (Anonymous; "Chinese 'First to Australia'," Melbounre Sun, August 14, 1982. Cr. G.D. Thompson.) Comment. The China-to-Australia trip is simplified by island-hopping, but the existence of an early Chinese sea-faring capability has later significance for the Americas, too. From Science Frontiers #24, NOV-DEC 1982.© 1982-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political conspiracy (CIA, FBI, JFK, ...
17. Chinese Longevity Symbol [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us The staff posting the picture of the day is taking a week long respite to focus on important new developments. Credit: Michael Armstrong& C.J. Ransom Credit: Anthony Peratt, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 14, 2005 Chinese Longevity Symbol This symbol will be found in most Chinese restaurants, and even in some Chinese homes. The symbol in the picture above is a stylized version of the "squatter man" or "stick man", themselves stylized derivations of the plasma formation seen in the sky by the ancients. Sometimes thought to mean "good luck", the golden symbol above is an early script for the Chinese word pronounced shou, meaning "longevity". It's an old custom to present a "Picture of a Hundred Longevity" where literally one hundred different scripts of the character are written or ...
18. Velikovsky and Tangun [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... caused widespread terrestrial destruction and closed a cultural era. In response, survivors created or transformed human institutions and founded many new states. Velikovsky's primary area of concern was the ancient Mediterranean zone, especially Palestine, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. Although he presented an impressive-appearing concordance of tales and artifacts from around the world, he devoted relatively little attention to the systematic evaluation of the history of any culture outside the main Western tradition. He did, however, suggest (Velikovsky 1950:100-104) that the reign of the legendary Chinese emperor Yao (T'ang Ti Yao, traditionally dated to the twenty-fourth century B.C.) coincided with the Venus disasters.[1 On the other hand, the Saturnists-- especially Steve Talbott and Ev Cochrane-- have tended to be more ahistorical and less euhemeristic than Velikovsky. In their view, the various legendary founder-kings such as Yao, Menes of Egypt, Minos of Crete, and so on (see, for example, Cochrane 1984), were not human rulers at all but anthropomorphizations of the planet Saturn, ...
19. Quartered At Yale [Kronos $]
... the New Haven Register for June 25, 1950, the large blue letters of a six-column headline announced: "4 Yale Scholars 'Expose' Non-Fiction Best-Seller." The three other authors were K. S. Latourette, Sinologist, George Kubler, Mexicologist, and Rupert Wildt, astronomer. Professor Latourette, who, as a missionary, spent many years in China, put forth this argument against my book: Velikovsky has generally preferred older sources, and according to modern views Emperor Yao (Yahou) belongs to the legendary period of Chinese history (which is usually divided into three periods: mythical or fabulous, legendary, and historical). It can hardly be called an argument, still less an "exposure," since in my treatment I deliberately use legendary material of ancient origin. King Yao is not my invention. "Every Chinese schoolboy is familiar with the names of Yao, Shun, and Yu," says the same Latourette in his The Development of China (1917, p. 16). There he says also that "native historians ...
20. The Dragon and the Pearl [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Rens van der Sluijs home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Dec 01, 2004 The Dragon and the Pearl East-Asian dragons are almost invariably portrayed with a red sphere in their mouths, in front of their mouths, or-- as in Javanese art --on top of their heads. In the famous lantern procession celebrated by Chinese people on the 15th of the first month, the red sphere precedes the dragon. This sphere is called huoh chuh, "fire pearl". Shown here is a Buddhist gong-hanger produced in 18th- or 19th-century Korea. The flames that erupt from the pearl in some representations parallel the flames exhaled by dragons in other traditions. But what does the red sphere signify? And where does the image of the dragon itself come from? Scholars agree that the pearl is celestial. But does it signify the moon, as some ...
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