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61. Morning Star II [Aeon Journal $]
... in fact, this very circling that was, by the ancients, interpreted as the searching of the goddess. As we have already seen, however, Mars, which did not circle as it dropped, came much closer to Earth than did Venus. Thus the red planet was seen to grow in size as it slid down the axis or polar column. But, as we have also seen, Mars did not remain close to Earth but, because of its erratic orbit, moved closer back to Saturn and then back closer ... " therefore, can be translated as "the Shining One." And it is this designation-- i.e. the Shining One, Son of Dawn-- that has led to the identification of Helel as the Morning Star and, by implication, as the planet Venus. For that reason, English versions of the Old Testament have supplanted the name "Helel" with "Lucifer," a Latin name that means "Light Bringer" or "Light Bearer," a designation for the same planet as Morning Star. ...
62. Bel and Dragons [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... much as was built during the day disappeared at night [1. Beneath the site of the proposed castle lay a pool. Inside the pool lay two containers separated by wrapping- literally a tent. Inside the wrapping were two serpents, one white and the other red. When released they began to fight. According to some scholars the two dragons symbolically represent the Welsh and the Saxons, largely on the basis that Vortigern is dated to the 5th century AD, contemporary with the Saxon conquest. The pool represented the world, ... ' p. 19. The Rivers of Venus Astronomy, February 1995, had an excellent feature 'Magellan Reveals Venus', with pictures and details of the space probe findings including the craters, coronae, and pancake domes. It reported that the entire surface of the planet appeared to have been 'wiped clean' of meteorite craters in the geologically recent past (suggested date 300-500 million years ago). Perhaps the strangest feature of all revealed by Magellan is the 'Hildr', a 7,000km long valley which cuts across the planet's ...
63. Pluto's Rank Again - Needs Changing... [SIS Internet Digest $]
... ) a planet is seen: If a fireball (coming from) Mars is seen: If a fireball (coming from) the Old-Man star is seen: If a fireball moves across the Wagon-Star and stands (if Venus) rises very high and constantly has a red glow, (explanation) constantly (SAG.US= kunnu) a red fireball moves across, variant: at its zenith(?) it is altogether red-hued Sallummu is a key word in these lines. Bjorkman believes fireball or meteor is indicated by this term. ... what this author calls the "bibbu boo-boo." There is considerable reason to suspect that the majority of our planet's namesakes were comets-- probably of the Encke family. For instance, we can read from W.M. O'Neil (1975): "The word planet comes from the Greek planetes, the wanderers; these seven celestial bodies moved among the fixed stars. The Babylonians had a more picturesque name bibbu, the wild sheep, as these bodies broke through the fixed formation in which the tame sheep crossed the sky. ...
64. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... historical evidence for fixing the date of the Exodus" as the result of his investigations, which "verify the Biblical account to an unexpected degree, which is significant, as there is a tendency to consider the Exodus account as fiction". The parting of the Red Sea can be explained as a natural phenomenon due to a tidal wave consequent on the Thera eruption, rather than a divine intervention. He also found inscriptions in Sinai which gave parallel accounts to the Biblical "pillar of fire and of cloud". Orthodox scholars ... layers. There is something a little peculiar about these last notions. The Great Red Spot has been known of for some centuries, and so by theory ought to have been spewing out red phosphorus during this time. Where does all the phosphorus come from in a planet which Dr Hunt states to be 82% hydrogen and 17% helium? Does it recirculate only within the Red Spot area? If so, how? If not, is it in constant production, being synthesised in nuclear reactions? Should this not have resulted ...
65. Aphrodite The Moon or Venus? (Continued) [SIS C&C Review $]
... . Apollodorus: The Library, I, vi, 1. The giants were often represented in Greek art with serpent-feet. 19. Ovid: Metamorphoses, I, translated by M.M. Innes (Penguin). W in C, I, ii: "The Red World". Ovid (loc. cit,) also records the belief that the Earth repopulated herself with men she created from the blood of the dead giants, and that it was this generation of mankind that was destroyed by Deucalion's flood. Similarly in Babylonian ... GRAZIA argues against this. Aphrodite The Moon or Venus? (Continued) Alfred De Grazia DR ALFRED DE GRAZIA is Professor of Social Theory at New York University, and heads the research project into Revolutionary Primevalogy. If Peter James is correct in identifying Aphrodite with the planet Venus, eschewing her identification with the Moon, orthodox classicists will be pleased, and, as he says, Immanuel Velikovsky will be wrong, and Ralph Juergens will be wrong. Furthermore, I shall be wronger than anybody, for I have circulated a book ...
66. The Saturn Theory [SIS C&C Review $]
... this star and Morning Star [Mars all things were created. She is the mother of the Skiri' [18. As the Pawnee traditions attest, the planet Mars played a prominent role in ancient myth and religion. Wherever one looks, one will find the red planet accorded a numinous power wildly out of proportion to its present modest appearance. The Sumerian war-god Nergal, early on identified with the planet Mars, forms a pivotal figure in comparative analysis. Thus, it can be shown that war-gods and warrior-heroes from every corner ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 2000:1 "Proceedings of the SIS Silver Jubilee Event" Home¦ Issue Contents The Saturn Theory by Ev Cochrane Ev Cochrane is the author of Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion. Together with Dave Talbott and Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane is one of the primary architects of the Saturn theory. His research interests include ancient mythology, archaeoastronomy, and evolutionary theory. He has an MS from Iowa State University, where he studied genetics and psychology. Summary The ...
67. Velikovsky and Oedipus [Aeon Journal $]
... the astronomical basis for this identification. (86) If our thesis is to be followed to its logical conclusion, Oedipus as well is to be identified with the planet Mars, a conclusion supported also by his close resemblance to Heracles, yet another name for the red planet among the Greeks. (87) The Martian identification of Oedipus, in my opinion, will explain much that is obscure about the great tragedy of Sophocles. The intimate association of the planet Mars with pestilence and plague, for example, is a widespread ... the god Ares seems the most plausible interpretation of the foregoing evidence. This finding is not wholly unexpected given the fact that the setting of the Oedipus tale is Thebes, one of the great strongholds of the Ares-cult. (85) OEDIPUS, ARES, AND THE PLANET MARS In Greek astrology, as is well-known, Ares was unanimously identified with the planet Mars, and we have elsewhere sought to provide the astronomical basis for this identification. (86) If our thesis is to be followed to its logical conclusion, Oedipus as ...
68. The Milky Way [Aeon Journal $]
... - the ancient skywatchers sought substitutes amongst the stars and constellations which appeared in the wake of the cataclysm. Traditions originally associated with the planet Venus, for example, became transferred to Sirius, the brightest star. Mars-traditions became assigned to Antares, the next most obvious red star. Despite the fact that the original points of reference for the mythical traditions were now gone or dramatically transformed in appearance (the prototypical "suns" and planets), and despite the fact that the traditions themselves no longer made any sense, the old ... orbits. With the supplanting of these prim-eval suns and planets-- in many ways the focal point of ancient myth and religion-- the ancient skywatchers sought substitutes amongst the stars and constellations which appeared in the wake of the cataclysm. Traditions originally associated with the planet Venus, for example, became transferred to Sirius, the brightest star. Mars-traditions became assigned to Antares, the next most obvious red star. Despite the fact that the original points of reference for the mythical traditions were now gone or dramatically transformed in appearance ( ...
69. Thoth Vol. I, No. 18 July 3, 1997 [Thoth Website]
... THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL I, No. 18 July 3, 1997 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Walter Radtke CONTENTS: VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS...David Talbott FINGERS CROSSED FOR JULY 4...Wal Thornhill GREAT RED SPOT SPECULATION.......Wal Thornhill SCIENCE MAGAZINE ITEMS* Giant Planet Formation by Gravitational Instability* Worlds Around Other Stars Shake Planet Birth Theory* 51 Peg and the Perils of Planet Searches* Extreme Cratering---- Quote of the day: "As far ... the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."- Albert Einstein---- VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS (2) David Talbott (firstname.lastname@example.org) [EDITOR'S NOTE: This continues Talbott's series of articles on the myth of the comet Venus.SMOKING STAR In arguing for the cometary character of Venus, Velikovsky cited Aztec records suggesting that the planet Venus shared the same title given a comet. The early traditions of the ...
70. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [Aeon Journal $]
... ," AEON III:3 (October 1993), pp. 49-70. [6 See, for instance, ibid., where sources are cited in quantum sufficit. [7 Linga Purana I:59:6-9. [8 J. Bierhorst, The Red Swan: Myths and Tales of the American Indians (N. Y., 1976), p. 38 (paragraphing altered). [9 D. Cardona, "The Beginning of Time," AEON III:5 (May 1994), pp ... out, one "below" the other rather than circling around each other. This would have meant that the planets composing this unheard-of configuration were all sharing the same axis of rotation. What this also means is that, from Earth, man would have seen the planet Mars centered on Venus which, in its turn, would have appeared centered on Saturn. I will make no apologies here for the fact that this theory was constructed on the basis of the mytho-historical record rather than through astrophysical considerations. I will only say in ...
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