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21. The Mixtec Tree of Origin [Aeon Journal $]
... structure seems to grow. Von Hagen's caption reads: "Mixtec art forms resemble the Aztec. Mixtec civilization beginning as early as 700 B.C., was centered about Cholula. The illustration is taken from a part of a Mixtec codex, an origin-myth." Now I have always loved myths of origin, so I had to get to the bottom of this. What else could I find out? The Mixtec (pronounced "Mishtek") lived in what is now central Mexico. They conquered and were conquered by the coastal Olmecs, highland Toltecs and, finally, the Aztecs. They manufactured paper and had mastered a form of picture writing, some of which luckily escaped the ravages of the European clergy. According to von Hagen: "They were advanced in the arts of building and in agricultural and social planning, and, despite wars of rapine and conquest, their cultural influence lasted over thousands of years; they greatly influenced the Aztec." [3 In an effort to supplement von Hagen's meagre offering on the subject, I turned to other ...
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... , in Maya Cosmos, p. 78.) Labeled "The Place of Creation" by the authors of Maya Cosmos, the above is another example that shows more clearly how we are being asked to accept that these phantasmagoric images of the Maya are based on the dull night sky of the present. (From Maya Cosmos, p. 83.) "'s doubtful there were people we could call Maya around at that time...It seemed more likely to me that the Maya, or perhaps their predecessors, the Olmecs, would have wanted the astronomy to work with the myth when they could see it, rather than in a mythological past." [12 The big problem, however, is that Mayan scholars are beginning to take these recent substituted meanings as gospel for what was originally meant in the Maya's mytho-historical record. This is resulting in new translations, and even re-translations, being interpreted in light of today's peaceful sky. Compounding this is the practice of talking to living "informants." Although the information received from such sources can ...
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23. Homer in the Baltic [Aeon Journal $]
... respectively, which also refer to the "woman" and the "man" (" anér edé gyné," "man and woman" [36). Moreover, it is no accident that in this period the Steppe peoples-- the Scythians, as the Greeks used to call them-- who were blond or red-haired, flourished in the area where the Volga and the Dnieper run, the rivers that played such an important role as trade and transit routes between north and south. One could venture to include the Olmecs in this picture also. They seem to have reached the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico in about the same time period. Thus, one could infer that they were a population who had formerly lived in the extreme north of the Americas, being connected to the Indo-European civilization through the Arctic Ocean, which was not frozen at the time, and then moved to the south when the climate collapsed. This, of course, could help to explain certain similarities with the Old World, apart from other possible contacts. Returning to ...
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... combinations by dividing 260 by the common factor of 5, which is multiplied by 365: (260/ 5) X 365= 52 X 365 Leaving the answer in this form, we can see that the count repeats itself every 52 years of 365 days. This 52-year cycle, which occurred throughout Mesoamerica, is referred to as the Calendar Round by scholars. There is solid evidence for widespread use of the 260-day and 365-day cycles as early as 500 B.C., and indications that this calendar system may have originated with the Olmecs much earlier. The day count was continued without interruption, even though the Calendar Round came up 12.6 days short of 52 solar years. (Astronomers today use a strict day count called the Julian Period, not to be confused with the Julian year.) The error continued to accumulate amounting to a full solar year every 29 calendar rounds. The 365-day count was also adhered to in Egypt, even after the Canopus Decree ordered an additional day every four years to prevent the festivals from drifting through the seasons. This correction ...
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... cosmic serpent (= comet both in Mexico and in the universal language of comets). The name Quetzalcoatl itself is simply a combination of two Nahuatl terms --that for the quetzal-bird, known for its long brilliant turquoise tail, and the serpent or coatl." Thus two of our listed five most common comet glyphs are brought together in the name of the god. And the combined hieroglyphs clearly have a long history. The earliest known version of the plumed serpent pre-dates the Aztecs by many centuries, appearing on monuments of the Formative Olmecs. Conceptually, the avian serpent reached significantly beyond Aztec culture. The Maya name for the same god, Kulkulkan, carries an equivalent meaning, as does the Quiché figure, Gucumatz. The same figure appears to have entered Zuni ritual as the plumed serpent Kolowisi and Hopi ritual as the plumed serpent Palulukong. Though the figure of Quetzalcoatl is complex and appears to combine originally distinct traditions, the identification of the spiraling serpent itself (the transformed heart-soul) with Venus has survived even into modern times. Some of the Tzotzil groups ...
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... - on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans alike- referred to Venus as to a new member of the solar system. The violent events that occurred during the several stages that led to its settling down in its present orbit are described in manifold records, ranging all the way from sober astronomical minutes to vivid descriptions by witnesses of the events and to legends and myths. Anyone who has visited Mexico or Guatemala cannot have escaped the omnipresent vestiges of the cult of Quetzalcohuatl or Kukulcan, the Morning-Evening Star of the Mayas, Olmecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. From about the middle of the second millennium before the present era,* we have cuneiform records of the motions of Venus (tablets of Ammizaduga) which are in complete disagreement with the presentday elements of orbital motion of the planet. These ancient minutes could not have been errors of a scribe, since the intervals are always given in two ways-- by indicating the dates on the calendar and by telling the exact number of days between the dates. Whereas at present Venus is invisible for ...
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... of hail. The Abkasian, a people famous for their long life-spans, convey a story about a fall-out of cotton, which caught fire and burned the Earth; perhaps it was "cotton-candy" mixed with hydrocarbon [34. The ancient bible of Mesoamerica, the Popul Vuh, tells of the fate of the people of that age: And so they were killed; They were overwhelmed. There came a great rain of glue Down from the sky. [35 The "glue" is still found in the land of the Olmecs. William Mullen comments on the work of the pioneer excavators: radio-carbon samples are contaminated by asphalt. "Much of the Early Tres Zapotes level was sealed with volcanic ash. Coe reports that lumps of asphalt were found everywhere at the San Lorenzo excavation." [36 I consulted with an expert on the area. As expected, he said that the area practically floats on oil. I visited the area. He spoke truth. But the question is: Which came first, the culture or the oil? Here, ...
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... Jupiter) slew Trisiras with a thunderbolt, whereupon Trisiras' three heads shone with brilliant energy until they were cut off, and then flocks of birds flew out of them and his fever left his body. The powers that acted in the Heavens were manifested to humans amidst increasing disaster. In terror, self-abasement and pleading, man created a Uranus-Heaven religion and hoped for cosmic tranquility. Unanimously the legends of the world acknowledge the human to be an imperfect creation; some have him created more than once, as for instance, the Olmecs of Mexico; they sensed faults in their powerlessness against cosmic forces. They projected then retrojected their faults to the behavior of the gods. These notions of imperfection were indelibly imprinted. Perhaps never until the past two hundred years did humans believe that they and the natural environment might be benignly controlled through human intelligence. What may have most bothered the early humans was their inability to manage their internal psychic systems. They were interminably made anxious and self-reflective by their lack of self-control. From their ungovernable alter egos arise the huge variety ...
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29. Child of Saturn (Part V) [Kronos $]
... op. cit., Vol. II, p. 69. 15. Ibid, p. 68. 16. I. Fuhr, "On Comets, Comet-like Luminous Apparitions and Meteors," KRONOS VIII:l (Fall 1982), p. 38. 17. L. E. Stager& S. R. Wolff, op. cit, pp. 32, 45; M. A. Edey, op. cit., p. 122. [Also see "The Son of Tanit Among the Olmecs," KRONOS IX:3, pp. 30-31.- LMG 27. Baal Hammon 1. W. F. Albright, Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan (N. Y., 1968), p. 144. 2. Ibid 3. Y. Yadin, Hazor: The Rediscovery of a Great Citadel of the Bible (N. Y., 1975), p. 55. 4. Ibid., p. 56. 5. D. N. Talbott, The Saturn Myth (N ...
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30. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... the tribes of Israel according to four standards, as well as their subdivision at each standard, is not arbitrary and accidental; it corresponds to the same plan and directions as that of which God made use in heaven. The celestial throne is surrounded by four angels: to the right Michael, in front Gabriel, to the left Uriel, and to the rear Raphael. To these four angels corresponded the four tribes of Reuben, Judah, Dan, and Ephraim, the standard bearers [23. The sacred ball-courts of the Olmecs of the same age and of other Meso-Americans are authoritatively acknowledged to be tied to the cardinal points of the sky. The planet Venus is prominently represented in the games [24. The players fought to the death. The Roman circus had on its axis altars of the planets [25. There, too, blood flowed freely. "Ninevah proclaimed itself the seat of stable order and power by its seven-times crenellated circle of walls, colored by the seven planetary colors." [26 Chariots would run along the top of ...
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