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1. Casa Grande-Another Indian Astronomical Site [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History II:2 (Jun 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Casa Grande-Another Indian Astronomical Site Ron Anjard The astronomical expertise of the ancient American Indian is becoming more understood. The most obvious evidence are the Medicine Wheels, best typified by the Wyoming Medicine Wheel and the Kivas of the southwestern United States, particularly of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Recently a very unusual marker-- a pictography system for the noon summer solstice-- was also found in Chaco Canyon. While visiting the Casa Grande ruins in southern Arizona in November 1978 I found another interesting example of Tamarind "megalithic astronomy." In all my research I had never seen this specific site mentioned. Casa Grande is a U.S. National Monument maintained and protected by the government. The official guidebook in one sentence refers to an Indian ability to determine the summer solstice; but there is much more at Casa Grande. It will be desirable to describe the site and the people. According to the handbook, Indians began farming the Gila Valley of Arizona more than ...
2. Saturnists Play Marbles [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Ev Wrote: One item which might be of interest... in light of... the Deluge myth is the possibility that the raven released by Noah might symbolize Mars, as the dove definitely symbolizes Venus. This possibility was first raised by Dave to me in a private conversation. At the time, it rang a familiar chord since I knew Nergal and Apollo were symbolized by ravens. Since that time I have found that virtually every Martian hero was given a raven form, the most obvious example being the American Indian hero Raven. Dwardu Adds: And don't forget the Egyptian Horus. Tia Acheson Asks: Raven was Mars? I thought Raven was the creator, the ruler, the wisest one. Wouldn't that be Saturn? So tell me who was Saturn in the American Indian legends? Dave T Answers: Yes, in later accounts it is easy to mistake the trickster figure for the Saturnian creator, since the warrior-hero was a builder or "maker" of things. I made that mistake more than once in writing The Saturn Myth ...
3. Red Earth, White Lies, Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact, by Vine Deloria, Jr. [SIS C&C Review $]
... , White Lies, Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact, by Vine Deloria, Jr. Scribner, NY. 1995. U.S.$23 Can.$31. ISBN 0-684-80700-9 This book is a delight to read, lacking in specialist jargon yet full of interesting facts, some new, others perhaps well known already to catastrophist readers but nonetheless refreshingly presented. Vine Deloria Jr. brings an open mind and a common sense approach, aided and abetted by an ironic turn of phrase, to the subject of North American Indian myth and its relationship to the current dogmas of human history, in particular the prehistory of man on the American continent. Although various sites in the Americas give dates which indicate that man could have been present on the continent for as long as 50,000 years, most archaeologists stoutly defend the theory that man only entered the Americas at the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago, via a land bridge from Asia across what is now the Bering Strait and moved south down a mysterious ice-free ...
4. Catastrophism And Planetary History [Kronos $]
... these stories that one must become a "bricoleur" putting together again in their proper structural analytical form the original meaning of the tale. I would suggest that elements of the story do not fall away nearly as often as do the intensities of experience contained in a story and that our first task is to restore energy to the telling of tales rather than to look for mysterious psychological needs and motivations in their origin. An example from our own history illustrates my point. In 1886 the Apache warrior Geronimo escaped from the San Carlos Indian reservation in Arizona and with a small band of people made good his exit to Mexico. Twelve years after this brief escapade when the Indian Depredations Act made it possible for non-Indians to sue the Indians for acts of war in which the non-Indians suffered at the hands of the tribes, a man named Moeller W. Scott sued the United States and the Apaches for losses incurred during Geronimo's flight. The judge of the Court of Claims heard evidence from a variety of sources. Eye-witnesses were still plentiful, both the Indians and the ...
5. Sacred Science Institute [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Symbols; Amen& Egyptian Year; Amen& Aries; Fixed& Vague Years; Temple Orientated To Aries; Zodiac Prehistoric. GU, Eleventh Constellation Of Zodiac: Uncertain Meaning; GU=GULA=BAU; Winter Solstice In Aquarius; Aries& Aquarius; Rival Calendars. Median Calendar& The Constellation Taurus: Equinox In Taurus Persian Nowroose; Mithras& Equinox; Mithras Slays Bull; Bull Lion, Scorpion, Eagle; Eagle For Water Man; Griffin& Solstices; Persepolitan Demi-Bulls; Median& Assyrian Art: Greek Vs. Indian Science; Solar Zodiac Grecian; Hindu Calendar 570 AD; Week-Days; Varahamihira; New Sources Of Knowledge; Zodiac In Asia In 3000 BC; Aries Leader In 3000 BC; Zodiac In VEDA Denied; Zodiac In VEDA Claimed; Indra And "Atmospheric God", God Of Summer Solstice; Vritra& Hydra; Hydra& Darkness; Hydra& Doubt; Soma Pavamana= The Moon; Moon In Aquarius; Agni In Waters; Sun Is Aquarius; Vedic Imagery Out Of Date; Assyrians Copied Medes; Symbolic Standard Median. ...
6. Northwest indian tradition of a large-scale sea inundation [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 44: Mar-Apr 1986 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Northwest indian tradition of a large-scale sea inundation Science, quite wisely, places little value on legend and tradition. The authors of this article stess the pitfalls of using data handed down verbally from generation to generation. With these caveats, they reproduce an Indian tradition originally set down by Judge James Swan back in 1888: "'A long time ago,' said my informant, 'but not at a very remote period, the water of the Pacific flowed through what is now the swamp and prairie between Waatch village and Neeah Bay, making an island of Cape Flattery. The water suddenly receded leaving Neeah Bay perfectly dry. It was four days reaching the lowest ebb, and then rose again without any waves or breakers, till it had submerged the Cape, and in fact the whole country, excepting the tops of the mountains at Clyoquot. The water on its rise became very warm, and as it came up to ...
7. Curious Silver Crosses From A Georgia Mound [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 78: Nov-Dec 1991 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Curious Silver Crosses From A Georgia Mound In November of 1832, two silver crosses were extracted from an Indian mound in Murray County, Georgia, along with more usual Indian relics. The crosses are exquisitely wrought and were most likely brought to the Americas by the expedition of Hernando de Soto. Some of de Soto's men, under Adelantado, ventured into what is now Georgia trying, among other things, to Christianize the Indian. The puzzle of the silver crosses is not in their source but in the crude figures and inscription added to one of them. The cross shown in the figure depicts a horse on one side and an owl on the other. The inscription (too small to be read on the figure) is withing the central ring and states: IYNKICIDU, which makes no sense in any known language. This minor mystery was first revealed in the 1881 Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution. Charles Fort ...
8. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART IV: CRUSTAL TURBULENCE: 18.Sinking and Rising Lands [Quantavolution Website]
... say that once a continent existed where now stand a few islands amidst a great deep sea. The perplexing books of Churchwarden concern this continent of "Mu." Legends of the Greeks speak of a drowned Aegean Sea, and the ancients believed the Mediterranean Sea was recently arisen. In the Pacific Ocean of the North, there is supposed to have been a Beringia where now stands the Arctic Ocean on one side and on the other side the northern half of the "arc of fire" bordering the great Ocean. The East Indian peoples and Indian Ocean people offer legends of the sunken continent of "Lemuria," whence came world civilization. T. Huxley and F. Engels were famous supporters of the theory over a century ago. And the islands of the South Seas, where Indonesia stretches out, are reputed to have been of a single piece before the waters rose or the land sank. The Dutch geologist Bartstva claims that a landbridge connected the Celebes and Philippines until Holocene times. In August 1982, Alan Thorne announced the discovery of Chinese human ...
9. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART V: RIFTS, RAFTS AND BASINS: 21.Ocean Basins [Quantavolution Website]
... 'continental masses' and left only 15 to 20 percent of it as basins..." [1 Nor do we know whether these are "real" basins, that is, distinct from the continental material as they are on Earth. The ocean's "trackless wastes" may be a nice metaphor for the 71% of the Earth's surface covered by water, but the ocean bottoms are marked by enough signs to revolutionize the earth sciences and natural history. Essentially the ocean basins are three in number, the Pacific, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Pacific Basin was the recent scene of the most awesome event ever to have befallen the Earth since its early times, the outburst of the Moon. The Indian Ocean appears to have been created at the same time by the migration of continental land driven to the scene of the disaster. The Atlantic Ocean was rather obviously originated from a great wedge that helped propel the continents east and west so as to distribute the mass, heat, and electrical charge rather more evenly in the expansion and filling initiated ...
10. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Aeon Journal $]
... of the Vedas, other parts purveying potentially important ancient para-Vedic tradition, still others probably reflecting the fictional impulses of a later age. (7) If the vast majority of Indra's deeds can be found in the Veda, it is not always a simple matter to interpret their original significance. Not unlike the Egyptian Pyramid Texts, the Vedic hymns generally present only the barest outlines of a particular myth, the details of the myth, presumably, being thoroughly familiar to the audience. Moreover, although it forms the oldest body of Indian texts, the Veda itself is the product of many authors and bears numerous signs of having undergone a considerable evolution. (8) Thus it is hardly surprising to find that the Vedic traditions-- including those involving Indra-- display the contradictions and secondary accretions that would be expected given such a history. Dumezil offered the following assessment of the Vedic traditions: "The authors of the poems who give praise to Indra sometimes make multiple references to the most diverse parts of this tradition, sometimes exalt one particular point, ...
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