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... characteristics of the multiplicity of gods who can be directly or indirectly associated with the planet Mars, yet he admits that he has barely scratched the surface. This exercise in comparative mythology, concerned as far as possible solely with the universal figure of the 'warrior-hero', leads him to the conclusion that the evidence all points strongly to a picture of a past ... show how these universal factors of the Mars god's behaviour can be interpreted. He builds up what he admits seems an improbable story but it can be seen to fit all subsequent mythological examples in a way which no other explanation has so far done. At the centre of most ancient cosmogonies is the theme of a world pillar, mountain, tree or celestial ... 50014, USA When Velikovsky published Worlds in Collision nearly 50 years ago, he started a ball rolling which has been gathering momentum ever since. His exciting method of interpreting ancient myths to give a new view of mankind's earliest history as beset by catastrophes of cosmic origin paved the way for a new breed of researcher. Although his first book presented a fascinating ...
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152. Our Universe: Unlocking its Mysteries [SIS Internet Digest $]
... the one espoused by mainstream astronomers one that ancient man saw all too clearly. A group of astronomers, physicists, electrical engineers, and experts in the field of ancient mythology have begun to challenge some of the generally accepted hypotheses of the history of our solar system and conventional theories of cosmology. Many of these iconoclasts were influenced early on by the ... missions, prehistoric man cast his eyes to the heavens. Pictographs and hieroglyphs of a great diversity of early cultures independently depict man's fascination with and fear of what he observed. Myths and lore tell of strange and violent events- terrifying dramas in the heavens and catastrophic changes in the cosmic order itself. Early man built temples to the heavenly figures that he ... the gods. The Polar Configuration: This can only mean that the axis of Earth was directed along a line running through the collinear system. When the earliest religious texts and mythical sources are permitted to speak for themselves, this is precisely the arrangement they describe. What the ancients were seeing when they depicted the Sun as three concentric discs was a different ...
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153. Kessinger Publishing [SIS Internet Digest $]
... the Supreme Being under the Form of Krishna. ISBN 0-7661-0249-1, 186 pages, $17.95. Clake, Hyde and Wake, C. Staniland, Serpent and Siva Worship and Mythology in Central America, Africa, and Asia and the Origin of Serpent Worship (1877), ISBN 0-7661-0472-9, 54 pages, $9.95. Deane, John Bathurst, Worship ... 474 pages, $35.00. Also available: 1. Myths& Legends Ancient Egypt; 2. Myths& Legends: Babylonia& Assyria; 3. Popol Vuh: The Mythic& Heroic Sagas of the Kiches of Central America (1908). Straiton, E. Valentia, Celestial Ship of the North, includes: Dualities, Symbols and Myths; ... Vol. 11 Ancient China; Vol. 12 Medieval China; Vol. 13 Japan; Vol. 14 The Great Rejected Books of the Biblical Apocrypha. Spence, Lewis, Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Contents: Divisions, Customs, and History of the Race; The Mythologies of the North American Indians; Algonquian Myths and Legends; ...
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... source for the Genesis material. The writer would be interested to hear from anyone in the Society who is familiar with the work of this man. As the original form of mythology becomes more clearly apparent beneath the later Hebrew version, we are bound to consider that the so-called 'Creation Story' in Genesis I reflects the aftermath of the kind of cosmogenetical catastrophe ... disorder into a more settled state as regards the position of the sea and land and the resulting renewal of flora and fauna. A major feature of the Hebrew form of these mythological themes is the way in which everything is brought down to earth so to speak. The fantastic heroes of pagan mythologies become comparatively sober men in the Bible. Events which are ... as ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Persia and Egypt. We are indebted to Robert Graves and Raphael Patai among others for disclosing the vestiges of these earlier mythologies in their book 'Hebrew Myths'. Most biblical scholars emphasise Mesopotamia as being the main source of the early Genesis 'myths' but there are perhaps one or two exceptions to this, notably A. S ...
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155. The Primordial Light? [SIS C&C Review $]
... us then to extrapolate from this basic scheme in the light of our own research, and present our own reconstruction of the history of the Solar System. Will the evidence of mythology, geology and the physical sciences bear out the reconstruction sketched out above? Or will we have to modify this outline to a greater or lesser extent? We propose to deal ... ) At one point in the narrative Dr Velikovsky hints that Jupiter must have previously wreaked havoc in our Solar System and that much of the confusion between Jupiter and Venus in the myths could be attributed to just this cause (6). As to the origin of the Venus-comet he says:- "The collision between major planets, which is the theme ... " We shall begin by looking at Saturn. A very striking conclusion derives from the study of the earlier myths- that the importance of the planetary deity Saturn in the early mythologies is out of all proportion to its present appearance in the night sky. Indeed, Saturn is not an easy object to spot in the heavens. Yet Saturn was an obsession ...
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156. Volcanism And Catastrophic Mythology [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 6 No 2 (Aug 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Volcanism And Catastrophic Mythology Jill Abery Do the origins of catastrophic mythology lie in a core of local catastrophe embroidered and perpetuated over lengthy time periods? The universal myth of a world-wide flood is often considered in terms of occasional overflow of river systems or even the annual inundation ... however severe, local events were unlikely to have been catastrophic enough to engender the eruptive elements of ancient world-wide mythologies. The most outstanding recent attempt to explain a wide variety of mythological elements began in 1939 with Professor Marinatos. He postulated that the gigantic eruption of the Thera volcano, which involved a caldera collapse, was directly responsible for the destruction of the ... displaced people from Rhodes and Turkey where initial damage due to ash fall was greater. However, there is no evidence for any direct effect catastrophic enough to give rise to such myths as the Flood or plagues of Egypt. Reminiscent of these plagues are descriptions of the time of the eruption of Katmai volcano in Alaska in 1912.(5) A foot ...
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157. Introduction: The Saturn Myth [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... , massive plagues occurred, Sinai erupted, and the pillar of cloud and fire moved in the sky. His quest for a solution led Velikovsky through a systematic survey of world mythology and eventually to the conclusion that ancient myths constitute a collective memory of celestial disorder. The great gods, Velikovsky observed, appear explicitly as planets. In the titanic wars vividly ... have perceived a vastly greater influence of the planet than he originally recognized. He would have discovered also that the full story of Saturn adds a new perspective to much of the mythological material gathered in Worlds in Collision. (In this connection I must stress that I alone am responsible for the themes and conclusions presented in this book. Realizing that Velikovsky has ... speak of world-destroying upheavals and shifting cosmic orders. Indeed, we are so accustomed to the catastrophic character of the stories that we hardly give it a second thought. When the myths tell of suns which have come and gone, or of planetary gods whose wars threatened to destroy mankind, we are likely to take them as amusing and absurdly exaggerated accounts of ...
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158. Child of Saturn (Part IV) [Kronos $]
... to these three nations, the mists of time and the later teachings of Zarathustra seem to have buried them. But even when it comes to these few common divinities, Persian mythology has really close to nothing to offer. The one exception is Mithra-- spelt with the "h" when transliterated from Pahlavi, the language of the original Avesta. ... who carried Mithras with them from Persia, or Parthia, to the West. Thus one might be tempted to sweep the utterances of the Brahma Purana aside by claiming that the myths it refers to were already somewhat corrupted by the time of its compilation. But it has always been my belief that even such corrupted sources require an explanation. When it came ... religious concepts of the indigenous populations, which they either conquered or assimilated, in turn infiltrated their original dogmas. Today there is little extant that can be considered common to the mythologies of the Indo-Aryans, the ancient Medes, and later Persians. Judging by Vedic (Indian) and Avestan (Persian) literature, the Aryans seem to have brought the worship ...
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159. Atlantis - The Lost Continent Finally Found [SIS Internet Digest $]
... A: First, it is solidly based on scientific results from both the exact and the human sciences including geology, astronomy, paleontology, archaeology, linguistics, ethnology, comparative mythology, comparative religion, philosophy and so on. Second, we had the luck to find the Key to the ancient myths and traditions, so that the difficult alchemical allegories and ... mythical enigmas which mainly have to do with Atlantean secrets became crystal clear to us. The problem of Atlantis requires both supports, that of Occult tradition and that of "Official" Science. Q4: You claim Atlantis is located under the South China Sea. Is it not true that "if it is Atlantis, it is got to be located in ... South China Sea.Our Site is composed of six different sections, organized by subjects which range from the strictly scientific (Linguistic, Geologic, Ethnologic, etc.) to the purely mythical and religious ones. [Extracts below: Q1: What are indeed Atlantis and Lemuria? A: Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, ...
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160. Conclusion [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... of rational explanation. But it is the thesis of this book that the confusion results chiefly from the failure of the modern age to discern the underlying cosmic order to which the myths refer. Our reconstruction of this order includes the following elements: In the earliest age recalled by man the planet Saturn was the dominant celestial body. Ancient races the world over ... myth, it is as if early races contrived their fantastic symbolism in conscious disdain for later efforts to understand. "Anyone who has ever entered the labyrinth of an archaic culture's mythical compendia (the Pyramid Texts, the Vedas, the Theogony) can testify to a desperate suspicion that there is no thread of objective reality," confessed one classicist. Such ... . Four primary streams of light appeared to radiate from Saturn, dividing the Saturnian band into quarters. The symbols of these four streams are the sun-cross and enclosed sun cross. Mythically, these are the four rivers of the lost paradise, the four winds, and the four pillars of Saturn's Cosmos. The enclosed sun-cross is thus the universal image of the ...
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