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271. Behold Thy Gods, O Israel Jeroboam and the Israelite Revolution [Kronos $]
... which today we remember Ulyanov and Bronstein) was a political leader and statesman of great stature whose accomplishments merit respectful attention. Not only was he the leader and inspirer of the first popular revolution in recorded history, but he also successfully carried out a radical and democratic religious reformation. Moreover, the state he established, though perpetually menaced by militarily and economically stronger neighbors, was able to endure for more than two centuries. It was no small tribute that the King at the time of Israel's greatest prosperity reigned under the name Jeroboam ... our understanding of a number of historical problems. Notable among these are:- the nature of the Solomonic Kingdom and its relationship to 18th Dynasty Egypt.- the forms of planet-worship deriving from the great catastrophes of the Exodus, and their role in the pre-Biblical Israelite religion.- the critical evaluation of Biblical and other historical texts. The only surviving sources of information about Jeroboam are the historical books of the Bible (I Kings and Chronicles) and, derivatively, the account in the Jewish Antiquities of Josephus, which includes some ...
272. Saturn's Cosmos [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... goddess is the great father's "daughter," so that if one considers the entire range of possibilities, three relationships to the goddess-- father, husband, and son-- are united in one figure. Imagery of this sort runs through all of the religious texts of ancient Egypt. Amon-Re is "he who begets his father." (34) The goddess Hathor becomes "the mother of her father and the daughter of her son." (35) Atum-Kheprer "brought himself into being upon the thigh of ... something seenthe god's visible dwelling in heaven. Indeed, the Egyptians-- and all other ancient races-- were so preoccupied with the Saturnian band that they elaborated a vast symbolism presenting the same enclosure under wide-ranging mythical forms. Yet standard treatments of ancient myth and religion say little or nothing of the enclosure. And even less do writers on the subject seem aware that the pictograph of the enclosure sunis a straightforward portrait of Saturn and his legendary home. It is not for want of evidence that the experts have missed this connection ...
273. Aphrodite The Moon or Venus? (Continued) [SIS C&C Review $]
... and Ionian devotion to the orgiastic Moon-goddess Aphrodite- whose sacred bird was the xuthos, or sparrow, and whose priestesses cared nothing for the patriarchal view that women were the property of their fathers and husbands."(7) Hans Jonas, author of The Gnostic Religion, may also be quoted. For he has traced a very old belief in the connection between Moon and Helen: "Some Greek mythological speculation seems to have associated the Homeric Helen with the moon, whether prompted by the similarity of Helene and Selene, or ... same planet until the late seventh or sixth century BC, or post-catastrophic times, in Velikovskian terms. This very fact alone, if we are to agree with Velikovsky (as Professor de Grazia does) that the origin of Greek religion, like that of other ancient religions, lay in planet-worship, demands that there must have been two Venus cults in Greek religion. And two Venus deities there were. I put forward evidence to suggest that Athena originated as a morning-star deity and that Aphrodite originated as an evening-star deity, and this ...
274. The Origins of the Latin God Mars [SIS C&C Review $]
... the cult of Mars have relied on the extant Latin records to make their case. This is all well and good, provided such records are sufficient to determine the issue. However, it is well known that the Latin testimony with regards to the origins of their religious practices is both late and relatively meagre and thus it is possible that the various theories of the origins of Mars reflect late and possibly idiosyncratic aspects of the god's cult. Rosivach's observation upon concluding his interpretation of the cult of Mars is most relevant here: " ... [* chthonic (chthonian)= pertaining to the earth or the underworld and the deities inhabiting it: ghostly Summarising thus far, it is fair to say that the cult of Mars has proved to be no easy nut to crack. Leading authorities on ancient Roman religion have arrived at diametrically opposite opinions in reviewing the same evidence. Certainly it is true to say that a consensus has yet to be reached regarding the god's origins and original sphere of influence, nor does a resolution appear likely in the foreseeable future. Perhaps the ...
275. The Libyans and Ethiopians: Cultural Aspects [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... long period of time ?, they appear to have been manufactured in the space of two or three consecutive generations. SURVIVALS OF THE CULT OF ATON IN LIBYAN AND ETHIOPIAN TIMES The Eighteenth Dynasty saw, toward its end, the worship of Aton. Akhnaton in his religious reform or heresy as it is usually called instituted Aton as the supreme god. His heirs, Smenkhkare and Tutankhamen, having worshipped Aton in their earlier years, reverted again to the worship of Amon, and the circumstances of these religious vacillations are described in my ... Libyan and Ethiopian Art& Culture EVIDENCE FROM LANGUAGE, ART, AND RELIGION In conjunction with the attempt to bring the period of Libyan and Ethiopian domination in Egypt into correct alignment within the framework of the history of that land and in proper synchronism with the histories of foreign countries I shall select several examples from the fields of language, art, and religion to demonstrate that the revised chronology does not contradict the natural evolutionary process we would expect to find in these various fields. To the contrary, the evidence in all these ...
276. Kronos, Minos, and the Celestial Labyrinth [Kronos $]
... Herodotus, who called him Min.(13) And it is here, in my opinion, that the original identity of Menes discloses itself, for Min was also the name of one of the great gods of ancient Egypt whose corresponding traditions mark him as a religious parallel to Osiris. Actually Min was held to be the son of Osiris, but his most common epithet, Kamutef, meaning "bull of his mother", reminds us of similar traditions surrounding Osiris.(14) The ithyphallic Min was celebrated as the ... ancient myth. Thus, according to him, it was the celestial fireworks associated with Athena as the planet Venus that inspired several of the greatest of Greek myths. There can be little doubt that Velikovsky's acumen in this area will one day revolutionize the study of ancient religion and history. I too believe that many ancient myths originated in, and describe, a cataclysmic celestial past. For the past several years I have been pursuing research into the reinterpretation of Classical myths along Velikovskian lines. Throughout this time, it has become increasingly ...
277. Tree Symbols [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... serving for the storage and transport of nutritive substances. 7 The "latex "of the sycamore fig is quite milky in appearance. This appears to have been the reason why it was in early times imported into Egypt, probably from southern Arabia, and given a religious status by being connected with the goddesses Nut and Hathor. Both deities were connected with the Celestial cow whose star-spangled belly formed the sky. Before, however, the cow was elevated to the heavens, it was sacred in the Nile valley. It was the ... a wind-swept shore land cliff, and it was sacred, like the hazel. Fig 52. Jade and stone symbols At the same time, megaliths were erected in areas where the soil is good and tall trees grew and still grow. An interesting fact regarding Celtic religion is that it included the worship of rivers, lakes, wells, and the heavenly bodies, and also the worship of standing stones, which are, in Gaelic, sometimes" idols "and sometimes" stones of worship". "There was", ...
278. Temple, Crown, Vase, Eye, and Circular Serpent [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... the entrance to the womb of the goddess. (51) Hence, Sargon styles one of the gates of his palace Belit ilani, "mistress of the gods." (52) The Crown Among all ancient races the crown, wreath, or headband signified religious and political authority. Yet this world-wide function of the crown reflects no self-evident fact of human nature or of the external world. What was the source of the crown's numinous powers? The symbols of kingship have their origin in the Universal Monarch, the ancestor of ... the most mysterious symbols which have come down to us is the solitary and all-seeing Eye. In ancient Egypt, where the most complete information is available, the symbol pervades the monuments and the sacred texts of all periods. "The Eye is the key to the religion," states Clark. (102) Yet no archaic sign has been less understood than the mystic Eye: "The Eye is the commonest symbol in Egyptian thought and the strangest to us." (103) Is the Eye, as almost uniformly asserted ...
279. Cultural Aspects of the Libyan and Ethiopian Dynasties [Kronos $]
... . 146. 9. Ibid. 10. Tait, "The Egyptian Relief Chalice," p. 93. SURVIVALS OF THE CULT OF ATON IN LIBYAN AND ETHIOPIAN TIMES The Eighteenth Dynasty saw, toward its end, the worship of Aton. Akhnaton in his religious reform-- or heresy as it is usually called instituted Aton as the supreme god. His heirs, Smenkhkare and Tutankhamen, having worshipped Aton in their earlier years, reverted again to the worship of Amon, and the circumstances of these religious vacillations are described ... From: Kronos Vol. V No. 3 (Spring 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Cultural Aspects of the Libyan and Ethiopian Dynasties Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright© 1980 by the Estate of Immanuel Velikovsky EVIDENCE FROM LANGUAGE, ART, AND RELIGION Editor's Note: The following material on the Libyan and Ethiopian dynasties is taken from Velikovsky's forthcoming book The Assyrian Conquest, Vol. II of the Ages in Chaos series. The appearance of The Assyrian Conquest will mark the completion of that series. In conjunction with the attempt to bring the period ...
280. Comalcalco: A Case for Early Pre-Columbian Contact and Influence? [SIS C&C Review $]
... the Volga basin of South Russia which, by means of linguistics and mythology, has been identified as the proto Indo-European culture, the Goddess religion and its symbols 'survived as an undercurrent in many areas'. The outcome of the clash of Old European with alien Indo-European religious forms 'was not a replacement of one culture by another, but a gradual hybridization of two different symbolic systems'. Although the Goddess religion went underground and also strange thematic hybridisation occurred, much of the Creator Goddess symbolism survived in the classic civilisations of Greece and ... 22, Marija Gimbutas, professor of European archaeology at UCLA, presented the results of her research into symbolic artefacts from the earliest Neolithic village sites in Europe (c. 7000-3500BC). The purpose of the first book was 'to present the pictorial 'script' for the religion of the Old European Great Goddess, consisting of signs, symbols, and images of divinities' which 'reveal the basic world view of Old European (pre-Indo-European) culture' [23. Focusing her research strictly on European evidence but including all Neolithic and subsequent cultures ...
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