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41. Solar System Studies (Part 2) [Aeon Journal $]
... (Neptune, or whatever larger planet was there, would have merely appeared as a bright pole star above the south geographical pole of Earth and would not be part of the mythology and legends generated in the northern hemisphere where almost all of the people and most of the land were located). The barycenter of the Saturn/Neptune barbell must have been ... be consistent with the theories of both, while offering physical considerations that seem, at first blush, to accommodate the most compelling aspects of the myths. One of the central mythological themes noted by Talbott-- and by others who have, to one degree or another followed his model of the "polar configuration"-- is the widespread mythical idea ... will probably be in for the biggest surprise. Divest yourself of uniformitarian misinterpretation and you will find that the geological record, voluminous data from space, and the worldwide legends and myths of ancient man speak with impressive accord on a surprising number of basic tenets. If we will the myths their proper credence in the light of new evidence of planetary catastrophism, ...
42. Discussion Comments From the Floor [Aeon Journal $]
... While confessing their mystification at this persistent intrusion into their scheme, they constantly brushed Saturn aside and relegated it to the limbo of unimportance. Rather than forcing their own notions on mythology, they should have followed where the evidence led. According to Ellenberger, all of this is untrue. Following that sweeping statement, Ellenberger accuses me of not knowing "the ... von Dechend, I have not attempted to read between the lines of mythology, seeing there what my twentieth century intuition tells me should be there. Instead I have taken the mytho-historical record at face value. The fact that I, with others, have found it to be consistent, despite its varied dress, betokens its universal integrity. Our reconstructed model ... no incongruities when tested against the record. Can the same be said for the scheme contained in Hamlet's Mill? On the contrary, every mythic theme that is touched upon in that work is analysed for some hidden meaning which the authors, when they can, try to fit into their scheme. What is worse is that this scheme is not itself described ...
43. The Saturn Thesis (Part 3) [Aeon Journal $]
... able to find a general theme of myth that is not predicted by the model, it may be too easy for folks to respond that they are not expert enough in comparative mythology to find the instances that refute the general claim of the theory. So the issue will be left open and un-answered in their minds, whereas, in fact, it is ... was called the "pupil" (alternately ar and hun)of the sun god's Eye; the language gave rise to "the little man in the Eye," a mythological phrase common among many ancient peoples. Hence, taking only the acknowledged meanings of words, one can deduce that the inner circle in the hieroglyph of Ra denotes two orbs in ... pictographs or sun wheels we've discussed in recent issues of AEON. These pictographs show three spheres of quite different sizes in juxtaposition. They are a universal visual representation of what the myths call the Great Conjunction of Saturn's age; and these larger representations do in fact show two concentric circles in the center of the "sun." From this starting point, ...
44. Archetypes Showing The Presence of Anomalous Electromagnetic Activity [SIS C&C Review $]
... or kiln of Chinese alchemy, functioning as the hub of the gods and performing their process of transformation or shape changing [22. A similar shape appears in Hindu and Tibetan mythology. The union of Shiva and Shakti is symbolised by the union of two triangles at their vertices. The point at which these meet is called the bindu or central seed or ... '. While not meant to portray any particular deity, this depiction provides a model of what we may look for in ancient mythology and art. Consider some examples from the mythic literature. Returning to Wu K'ung, the comic monkey god described in T'ang China's 'Journey To The West', we learn how this monkey's nature was controlled. The Buddhist priest ... magnetic neutral area. Many allusions in myth suggest that the body of a supernatural creature resembles the double axe discussed above. In the Gilgamesh material [40, Enkidu was Gilgamesh's mythological partner, the one who enabled him to slay the monster Humbaba. What did Enkidu look like? In the texts, he was described as 'the kisru of the god Anu ...
45. Spatters And Planetary Iconography [The Velikovskian $]
... . A spatter appears on one side of a mercurius. The tree beneath this configuration may represent Yggdrasil, the world tree --a giant ash supporting the universe, according to Norse mythology. Its design is comparable to the brachial forms of Figure 95. Figure 98 is my sketch of a musical instrument disinterred from a peat bog in Denmark. Because of its ... natural, not symbolic. Figure 86 is my depiction of a painting of Lazarus after being raised from the dead. Because he is bespattered, this suggests that he is both mythic and celestial in nature. I believe that his saga suggests some rise and set of a celestial body. Figure 87 Figure 88 Figure 89 Figure 87 is my depiction of a ... Figure 93 is my depiction of an engraving found on an Iceni coin found in England. The coin's timeframe parallels that of the Crucifxion. Spatters intermingle with what must be a mythological horse. Figure 94 is my depiction of a cameo scene illustrating the martyrdoms that marked the beginnings of Christianity. The spatter-like device above may be the Chi Rho, a symbol ...
46. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon II:4 (1991) Home¦ Issue Contents Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology Ev Cochrane In an earlier monograph devoted to Heracles we outlined a comprehensive theory of the mythology of the hero. (1) The Greek strongman was chosen for analysis because he reflected the most familiar example of the figure we have designated as ... . (3) It was the attempt to trace the traditions of Heracles and Gilgamesh to ancient conceptions associated with the planet Mars that represented a radical departure from the norm in mythological analysis. In short, the thesis was put forward that the mythology of the world's great heroes commemorated-- at least in part-- the ancient appearance and activities of ... ancient Indo-European society was distinguished by a tripartite structure-- consisting of a sovereign, warrior, and food-producing castes respectively-- and that this tripartite structure is reflected in the myths and rituals of various Indo-European peoples. Indra, according to the thesis of Dumezil, is a personification of the warrior function, and as such he should be considered the Indian ...
47. Bibliography [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... 4 "The Goddess of Life and Wisdom," The American Journal of Semitic Languayes and Literatures, Vol. XXXVI, No. 261. Hartley Burr Alexander, North American Mythology, "Mythology of All Races," Vol. X (New York, 1964) Latin American Mythology, "Mythology of All Races," Vol. XI (New ... ., The Kojiki (Princeton, 1969) Alexander Pianlioff, The Tomb of Ramesses VI (New York, 1954) The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amon (New York, 1955) Mythological Papyri (New York, 1957) The Litany of Re (New York, 1964) The Pyramid of Unas (Princeton, 1968) The Wandering of the Soul (Princeton ... James G. Frazer, ed., 2 vols. James Bailey, The God-Kings and the Titans (New York, 1973) H. S. Bellamy, Moons, Myths and Man (New York, 1938) E. Bergmann, with Ake W. Sjoberg, The Collechon of the Sumerian Temple Hymns (Locust Valley, 1969) Elsdon Best ...
48. The Double Axe and the Celestial Twins [Aeon Journal $]
... in ancient art. This would then mean that the thunder bird and the double axe are closely related symbols. Our own contention is that the sole key to an understanding of mythology and ancient religion is the mythical archetype. This is to be defined as a highly concrete concept, endowed with color, form, and size, which has a defined function ... B. Schonland, The Flight of Thunderbolts (Oxford, 1964), p. 3. [16 C. W. Ford, The Hero With an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa (1999), pp. 160, 163; Y. Bonnefoy, Mythologies, Vol. I (London, 1981), pp. 55ff. ... the thunder god was invented to elucidate ordinary lightning is nonetheless decidedly false. When the ancient lore surrounding lightning is subjected to non-selective and unpre-judiced investigation, the entirely foreign character of mythological lightning comes to the fore. Rather than confirming the oft-repeated standard interpretation of the storm god, the inescapable conclusion one reaches in an in-depth study of this mythological character is that ...
49. Symbols of an Ancient Sky: Slide Presentation & Notes by David Talbott [Aeon Journal $]
... and Hawaii, Australia and Alaska, one encounters the same symbolic image-- a small circle within a larger circle with one protruding shaft pointing downward from the bottom. Various mythic themes find an explanation in Talbott's scheme. For instance, why would the ancient sun god be said to have possessed a single central eye and why was this eye identified as ... and white illustrations, depicting aspects of the physical model he espouses together with its ancient symbolic references, each of which is accompanied by explanatory text. Basing his analysis on universal mythological themes, Talbott concludes that the Golden Age of the Gods, as well as its final destruction, corresponds to events that actually occurred and were etched in human memory like ancient ... sky as a tapered turbulent swath which went down in myth, inter alia, as the world pillar, the world mountain, and/or the axis mundi. In the myths, Mars and his counterparts are also symbolized as a dagger, a post, a stake, a peg, a pin, a pointed beard, a protruding tongue, a ...
50. SERVANT OF THE SUN GOD [Aeon Journal $]
... the model really is. DEFINING THE ARCHETYPE Analysis will show that the Martian figure is the most pervasive personality of ancient lore-- one could say the universal subject of epic mythology. The reason is that the activity of Mars in the celestial events produced a natural focus for almost endless story-telling (a contrast to the more passive-- predominantly motionless- ... ). Robert Graves, The Greek Myths (New York, 1955), Vol. I, p. 115. 30. (p.49 #2). Thus the mythic "four rivers" were said to flow from a central fount. See D. Talbott, "On Testing the Polar Configuration," AEON I:2, pp. ... is the planet Venus. But Mars too is present, appearing as a smaller orb inside (in front of) the orb of Venus, so that Mars appears in the myths as the pupil or child in the eye, or the innermost "heart of the heart." The celestial history separating this earliest phase from that of the Saturnian crescent-enclosure ( ...
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