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91. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... can result in entirely new scenarios. He gives evidence for the possible precession of the Earth (wobbling on its axis) as a means for explaining many puzzling historical events. Ancient eclipses that seem to occur in the wrong geographic localities, ancient sun dials that give the wrong times for their present latitudes, pyramid faces that have improper slopes and orientations, and desert markings that reflect apparent shiftings of the positions of the Sun, Moon, or the pole star are all utilized in his analyses. Disorientations of the summer solstice in megaliths, such as Stonehenge, and the apparent misalignments of parallel stones in ancient worship centers are reexamined as possible evidence for polar wandering or precession. The effects of glacial melting and geologic uplifts are considered as possible means for the relatively sudden shiftings of oceans that could create catastrophic floods. Alternatives to the near passage of Venus, as proposed by Immanuel Velikovsky, are provided for the causes of precession. All of these chaotic events are proposed to verify what has previously been thought to be myth. Thus, Peter James suggests that ...
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92. Aeon Volume V, Number 6: Contents [Aeon Journal $]
... the 1950s and their relationship to the theories of Immanuel Velikovsky as presented in his Worlds in Collision. Page 29 Thutmose III: A Different Perspective by Eric Aitchison In which the author takes both Immanuel Velikovsky and Dale Murphie to task over their identification of Thutmose III as the Biblical Shishak. Page 47 The Use of the 7-Base Measuring System in Ancient Britain and the Continent by Alban Wall An investigation into the 7-base system of measurement as used by the ancient Basques of the French and Spanish Pyrenees, and how this might relate to the megalithic structures of prehistoric Britain. Page 65 Paradise-- The Lost Frontier: Early Voyages to the Forbidden Isles by Gunnar Thompson A detailed study of pre-Columbian voyages to the New World in medieval times, including an exposť of the role which the Roman Catholic Church played, especially in its attempt to safeguard the route to the Americas which it originally viewed as the Biblical Paradise. Page 73 Out of the attic... The Cycle of 320 days by Roger Ashton How many different years did the ancient Egyptians reckon in? Ashton ...
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... Rohl and James (et al.) chronologies have stood the test of time, both are debated in academic circles, and both have scored particularly well in highlighting the faults of the conventional chronology. The next question I asked was: 'Did the Glasgow Conference influence our approach to Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision thesis?' The answer here is: 'Visibly very little, but in terms of creative output, very substantially!' At Glasgow we were made aware of problems with radiocarbon dates, of Earth axis tilts and the alignment of megalithic observatories, and even of the paucity of archaeological evidence to support the thesis of catastrophes caused by extra-terrestrial agents in historical times. On the latter, there has been a striking absence of catastrophist literature supporting Velikovsky's 'Mars events' of the 8th and 7th centuries BC. It was noted at Glasgow that the archaeological record for the end of the Middle Bronze Age did not support Velikovsky's interpretation of the Exodus as 'one of the greatest catastrophes' in the history of the Earth: nothing has been published in the catastrophist literature since to ...
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94. Casa Grande-Another Indian Astronomical Site [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... ¦ 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 2000 years ago. Their knowledge of farming techniques came from Indians who lived farther ...
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95. A British Forum for the Velikovsky Debate [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... -- This part of Velikovsky's reconstruction is found incompatible with the archaeological and historical evidence, other methods of completing the revision successfully begun in "Ages in Chaos" need to be sought. REPORTS by the Editors on the meeting "Velikovsky and History" held at the University of Leeds, March 1977, addressed by Dr Meynell, Dr Bimson and others (SISR I:5) and the Weekend Conference at Glasgow (SISR III:1) SELECTION OF OTHER PAPERS: In Defence of the Revised Chronology The Walls of Jericho Megalithic Astronomy Manna as a Confection The Inexact Science of Radiometric Dating The Cosmology of Job Recent Origin and Decay of the Earth's Magnetic Field The Circularisation of Planetary Orbits "Worlds in Collision" and the Birth of Monotheism The Jupiter Puzzle Aphrodite-- The Moon or Venus? A Chronology for the M.K. and Israel's Egyptian Bondage "Ages in Chaos?" Conference The Weekend Conference held in Scotland last Spring under the auspices of the Extra-Mural Department of Glasgow University was attended by participants from as far afield as North America and Israel. ...
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96. Mediterranean Basin Catastrophe [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History VI:1 (Jan 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents INTERACTION Mediterranean Basin Catastrophe Joseph S. Ellul Malta, an island in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, is studded with Megalithic temples of the Neolithic era. The most important of these are Hagar Qim, Mnaidra, Ggantija, and Tarxien. (Ggantija lies on the sister island of Gozo.) All these temples had to be excavated from the debris that had fallen into them from their own superstructures. This simple fact shows that all of them were destroyed by some cataclysm that left only the heavier blocks at the base, while throwing down all the superstructure-- which also consisted of very heavy stone blocks. A more minute study of the temple of Hagar Qim has revealed that all the fallen stone traveled in one and the same direction. Blocks of stone 3 meters long and 50 to 70 cm thick landed some 10 meters away and piled up on other blocks resting above ground level. These blocks formed part of the western wall, which has completely ...
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97. Editorial C&AH 12:1 [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History XII:1 (Jan 1990) Home¦ Issue Contents Editorial We are entering our twelfth year. Catastrophism and Ancient History continues to discuss and debate the baffling realities of catastrophism and historical conundrums like the identity of the pharaoh of the Exodus. In our first article we have the beginning of a very interesting presentation on the ice cores by Sean Mewhinney. Our second article is by a Scot author working on observations of megalithic astronomical constructions in the British Isles. The third article, by Zechariah Sitchin, attempts to place Abraham in time. In the Interaction section we present a rejoinder by Herbert Storck. This area of investigation will continue to be covered in our pages. The last article is a beginning of a debate on Donald Patten's great work by Leroy Ellenberger. By way of an extended "Interaction" segment Patten answers Ellenberger, and Ron Hatch also delivers a rejoinder. This is just the start of an exchange that should lead to some positive results. Catastrophism and Ancient History is expanding. We are beginning to ...
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98. Kadath - Chronicles of Lost Civilizations (Advert) [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... civilizations. Creator and promoter of a newkind of archaeology, the redactors of KADATH have developed a third way of research, characterized by a total independence of mind as well towards a certain conservative reductionism emanating from the Establishment, as best selling archaeomania. Since its creation, KADATH has approached most of the true mysteries of our past, and this often in an original manner e.g.: Atlantis, Easter Island, Precolumbian America, Egypt, Ancient Europe, Asia, sacred texts, traditions, mythology, scientific knowledge in Antiquity, megalithism in the Old and the New World, archaeoastronomy, leys, sacred geometry, maps of ancient Sea Kings, transoceanic contacts, unexpected inscriptions and lost writings, mysterious ruins, strange artifacts and constructions, catastrophism, the Flood, etc. Regularly a special issue is devoted to a specific topic e.g.: Stonehenge the Glozel Affair, Nazca, Karnak, Chavin de Huantar, the Vision of Ezechiel, the Proto-Americans, the great statuary of Easter Island, a corpus of runic inscriptions in South America, mysterious stone ruins of ...
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99. Sir Norman Lockyer (1836-1920) [SIS C&C Review $]
... the right track it seems to me, as the festival of first fruits in early August, as an example, would have been highly relevant during dust veil events caused by the Taurids and the residue of cometary material in other meteor showers, such as the August Perseids. Bibliography Colin Wilson, From Atlantis to the Sphinx, Virgin Books, 1996. Gerald Hawkins, Mindsteps to the Cosmos, Souvenir Press, 1983. Astronomy of the Ancients, edited by Brecker and Feirtag, MIT Press, 1979. Peter Lancaster Brown, Megaliths and Masterminds, Liverpool, 1979. ...
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... Gone is the image of grunting ancestors in the caves. In their place stand people fully humanized with complex speech and formal culture. This is a significant head-start for the race compared to the earlier view. It suggests that the great monumental civilizations of the past were the culmination of thirty thousand years or so of complex, intelligent human development rather than the dim beginnings of abstract knowledge in the stone-age mind. The Acropolis at Athens- Greece The Pyramid of the Magician- Uxmal With this in mind the monuments of Egypt, the megaliths of Britain and Ireland, the ceremonial cities of ancient Mexico, and other such sites around the world all acquire a new dimension. Not only religious symbolism but clues to sophisticated understanding of numbers, geometry, and astronomical cycles may be encoded in their design and structure. They stand as timeless engrams in the collective human memory- great mnemonics frozen in stone to preserve some message for future generations. There is another bias involved which is less obvious and, in a sense, is a greater obstacle to a better scientific understanding ...
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