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211. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... and is believed to have been a place of pilgrimage from around 1500 BC until the 6th century AD when the dam collapsed. Will any of today's dams last 2000 years? Mythic Masada Jewish Chronicle 24.12.99 The classic tale of the 900 Jewish Zealots holding out for 3 years against the Romans on the hilltop fortress of Masada is in doubt. The only source ... the sky. On Io itself, Jupiter would appear enormous and massive columns of blue light would reach, like giant fluorescent tubes, from the surface up into space. What myths would be told by inhabitants of Io to record such celestial glories? On Earth the planet's magnetosphere actually defends it from much of the solar wind and the auroras are created when ... , which was to the Khmer what the Nile was to the Egyptians. Broad moats were built around temples and immense sacred lakes, which were symbolic of the oceans surrounding the mythical centre of the universe, Mount Meru. In Central America cities were built to a common plan with pyramids representing volcanoes, which were thought of as the meeting places of gods ...
212. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... , her exposition seems disorganized at times, and her arguments are inconsistent in a few places. The first part of the book primarily delineates the changes in modern interpretations of Amazon mythology since the eighteenth century. Her summaries and critiques are highly useful and insightful as she looks at methods of investigation as different as linguistic archaeology, which really begins with Herodotus in ... , but, overall, I would recommend it for the serious scholar of Amazon mythology (although the price is prohibitive). This book contains the first attempt to trace the mythological development within the culture. As such, it shows us the importance of cross-disciplinary research in order to fully understand a myth. Her synthesis of previous scholarship is a very useful ... the overall myth. Here a certain amount of incoherence shows through as she frequently leaves the topic at hand to digress into the characters of other sections and non-Archaic representations of the myths. In my opinion, these later accounts shed no light on the issue of how the myth developed prior to the fifth century BCE and serve only to confuse the reader and ...
213. Day Star [Aeon Journal $]
... celestial bodies. Stellar terminology is also remarkably ancient and resistant to change, as William Gibbon has documented: "Star lore has often been neglected as a legitimate contribution to comparative mythology in general, and to the study of tribal associations and migrations in particular. The basic reason for this, I think, has been a failure to distinguish between the star ... Buren, "The Rosette in Mesopotamian Art," Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 45 (1939), p. 105. [15 F. Lounsbury, "The Identities of the Mythological Figures in the 'Cross Group' Inscriptions of Palenque," in M. Robertson ed., Fourth Round Table of Palenque, Vol. 6 (1980), p. ... study of tribal associations and migrations in particular. The basic reason for this, I think, has been a failure to distinguish between the star name itself and any myth or myths which may accompany it. Amid all the changes attending man's thoughts and actions through the ages, one of his constant companions has been the stars. They represent a constant companion ...
214. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... orientation that is securely tethered to alpha Draconis in the hyperboreal north and focused on Orion's Belt in the southern sky-- a formidable obstacle for the solar and planetary aficionados of mythology. These are exciting and stimulating times! Graham Hancock, Fingerprints of the Gods (Crown: New York) 1995 Reviewed by Frederic Jueneman he New Age of Aquarius is presently ... New World, examining their beliefs, constructions, and myths to survey numerous empirical, evidence-driven, data for a progenitive prehistoric civilization, looking minutely for faded fingerprints of the primordial mythic god-kings if no discernible footprints were otherwise visible. Over the years, countless others, well before Hancock, have made similar forays, but few with such persuasive arguments fortified with ... on a thought-provoking, if not scholarly, geographical and historical travelogue to revisit several ancient cultures, primarily in Egypt and the New World, examining their beliefs, constructions, and myths to survey numerous empirical, evidence-driven, data for a progenitive prehistoric civilization, looking minutely for faded fingerprints of the primordial mythic god-kings if no discernible footprints were otherwise visible. Over ...
215. Of Lessons, Legacies, and Litmus Tests: A Velikovsky Potpourri (Part One) [Aeon Journal $]
... and largely unsupportable) assertions" (p. 32), and that "Velikovsky fails to consider (l) the Sumerian sexagesimal system, (2) the theory of mythological diffusion, and (3) the relationship of ancient man's numerology to his overall mythoaesthetic needs" (p. 40). Ferté argued that invariably a 360-day calendar was accompanied ... ) are in fact no points at all. This interaction showed me that Velikovskians had a long way to go before they could satisfactorily defend the Velikovskian position. Topsy-Turvy Earth "Myths are obviously a very tricky source of historical information."-- James Fitton, "Velikovsky Mythistoricus," Chiron I:1&2 "There is something faintly ludicrous ... all this; it is a bit like mounting a scientific search for the invisible man simply because H. G. Wells happened to write about one."-- Peter J. Smith, Nature, 25 April 1985 The high point in the futile quest for quantitative vindication of Velikovsky's scenario came in 1978 in J. Physics A, a peer-reviewed journal ...
216. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... the sea boiled. Further east in Turkey, gas fumaroles high on a ridge above the sea are naturally permanently alight and are called the Chimaera after the fire-breathing monster of Greek mythology. They were said to be larger and brighter in ancient times and used as navigation signals by sailors. In the Gulf of Mexico, oil and gas is in such abundance ... small round heads of concentric circles. The trickster raven National Geographic Jan 99, p. 109 To the native cultures of the Pacific northwest and Siberia, Raven is an important mythological figure. He was the Creator and Inventor, known as He-With-the-Sun-in-His-Mouth. He was also a trickster and shape-changer, a figure which consistently appears in most other people's myths. Thanks ... due to Eric Aitchison, Lawrence Dixon, David Eccott, Gordon Jonas, Birgit Liesching, W. E. Keill, David Livingstone, Patrick Powers, David Salkeld and Gordon Williams who sent in some of the material from which Monitor was compiled. Please keep it coming and send directly to Jill Abery, Innisfree, Highsted Valley, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 ...
217. Senmut and Phaeton [SIS C&C Review $]
... map presented in flat strip form, as on some modern star charts. If the two panels really were intended to be two separate views of the night sky, uncomplicated by mythological features, then they would show essentially the same patch of sky viewed in the same direction at two seasons of the year, approximately 6 months apart. It will be suggested ... IVR I, III& VIII (1972- 74). 14. R.A. Proctor, in chapter 12 (headed "Origins of the constellation figures") of his Myths and Marvels of Astronomy (Longmans Green& Co., 1903) gives a good description of the orthodox method of calculating the era at which the presently recognised constellations were first ... . The Ramesseum ceiling shares his objections to the Senmut one and could equally well have been cited by Dr Velikovsky in support of his point; as Pogo puts it: "Mythologically, both the Senmut-Ramesseum and the Seti traditions may be equally valuable; astronomically, the Seti representation is far more satisfactory." (p. 316) It does not take ...
218. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... myths rather than making declarations of national origins. The comparisons of the names Brahma/Abraham, Sri/Sarai and the two x 100 year periods only emphasized a possible solar mythological relationship between Abraham and Asterion. Again these comparisons pointed more towards common mythical origins for the traditions rather than claiming national origins. Nor do these comparisons mythologise or demythologise Abraham or ... Farsa to Egypt, The Sinai (? ), Philistia and the north. My presentation of them was comparative with the speculative interpretation suggesting common Levantine/Egyptian origins for the myths rather than making declarations of national origins. The comparisons of the names Brahma/Abraham, Sri/Sarai and the two x 100 year periods only emphasized a possible solar mythological ... between Abraham and Asterion. Again these comparisons pointed more towards common mythical origins for the traditions rather than claiming national origins. Nor do these comparisons mythologise or demythologise Abraham or Brahma, other than what differing readers might subjectively conclude. CAH chronologies were temporarily used so that interested readers who have no ready access to specialist works could more easily study the implications of ...
219. Vox Popvli [Aeon Journal $]
... the "kabob" model of the Polar Con-figuration a little difficult to accept, although, having found nothing better, I find it a useful model on which to hang planetary mythology. I was therefore very interested in Zysman's alternative canopy model when I first learned of it. From what I gathered from his lectures to the SIS, as also from personal ... , which dwarf brontosaurus, once believed to be the heavyweight-champion among dinosaurs? Tania ta Maria References 1. See, D. Cardona, "The Reflective Canopy Model and the Mytho-Historical Record," AEON IV:4 (April 1996), pp. 13 ff. 2. Not according to his published model. Ed. 3. J. Abery ... sky that it would be rendered as a small dark arc on the northern horizon. All this is rather difficult to visualize, but it certainly does not seem to fit the mythological record of a polar configuration. As for the polar column, were this actually an electromagnetic phenomenon, it would have been directly visible to the north and, as the auroral ...
220. Geomagnetic Reversals? [SIS C&C Review $]
... to be confirmed by data from many fields of study. Data from studies of geomagnetism, volcanism, ice ages, palaeontology, oceanography, archaeology, history, astronomy and even mythology could be explained by such events, not only individually but particularly in the otherwise puzzling interlinking and coincidences of phenomena across these diverse studies. The theory has taken recent data such ... , 11 No. 10, October 1978, 2107- 2130 by permission. This novel proposal, which derives trom observations of a child's plastic toy, satisfies the historical and mythological evidence and explains both the supposed geomagnetic reversals and the apparent simultaneity of other phenomena. The Society for Interdisciplinary Studies would like to record here its appreciation of the courage of the ... volcanic eruptions. In Africa, in the lower Congo, the flood is stated to be the result of the sun meeting the Moon and throwing mud at it. Pacific Island myths claim that the islands were fished up out of the sea for the benefit of the survivors of the flood. Gold has indicated that the plasticity of the Earth can be assessed ...
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