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... against miscarriages until the time for delivery had come- only thereafter were they removed. Today, as many centuries ago, these spiral pendants merely represent the primitive surrogate for a religious symbol. The considerable prevalence of this sign, with its significance as a "lightning symbol", also explains the acceptance of this sign by males. (While it might ... (Berlin, 1963), p. 25 and n. 4. (Aelian, De Natura Animalium X, 27). 33. Martin Nilsson, Geschichte der Griechischen Religion I (Munich, 1955), pp. 520-521. [Cf. D. Cardona, "Child of Saturn", Part I, KRONOS VII:1, pp ... 3- Assurbanipal). 62. Schaumberger, pp. 359 ff. Schaumberger deals here only with purely astronomical texts without any astrological supplements. 63. Kurt Latte, Römische Religionsgeschichte, Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaften V, 4 (Munich, 1960), p. 96. 64. Latte, p. 105. This thought can be traced back for more ...
32. Discussion [Aeon Journal $]
... , etc., are all ignored and treated as if they were imagined by their recorders. Science, in adopting uniformitarianism, seems to have a faith construct not unlike the religious community in this regard. When recorded data cannot be valid as compared to the reference of currently popular theory, Science simply consigns the record to "mythology" and defines that ... facts, but that some called themselves scientists attempted to suppress Velikovsky's work. Science is generated by and devoted to free inquiry...The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but is not the path to knowledge...We do not know in advance who will discover fundamental new insights. My personal opinion is that Carl Sagan is a ... no hidden agenda of any sort. I merely seek the truth and follow it wherever it may lead. Larson would like to set aside "the narrow view held by some religionists that all things connected with the worship of God...are spiritual, and therefore not subject to analysis..." But, by the very definition of the term, ...
33. RECOLLECTIONS OF A FALLEN SKY - VELIKOVSKY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA : CHAPTER : [Quantavolution Website]
... series of such disasters occurred in the period of the dawn of civilization seems to be highly probable. We may cite here not only the striking documentation published by Immanuel Velikovsky from religious myths and secular histories of the earliest times, but also the researches of the Renaissance and Enlightenment scholars such as Giordano Bruno and Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger, surveys of Claude Schaeffer on the ... of human fear and human memory. PART I FEAR By our third year of life we are already communicating catastrophic experiences to others. If we have not yet been catechized by religion, we may have learned to chant of catastrophe by means of fables. We may have heard repeatedly of Chicken-Licken (alias Chicken Little, Henny-Penny, "The End of the ... the "Disaster-factor," overruns all other life areas and affects them all. The catastrophic "D-factor" becomes the most widely employed model for the design of life- of religions, of governments, of transportation and commerce, of sex practices and of conflict and war. That it has been until now the least obvious and the most unconscious of human ...
34. Intimations of an Alien Sky [Aeon Journal $]
... , before them, the Sumerians had absolutely no reason to invent the postulate, to perpetrate this astronomical lie. It could have served no purpose we can think of-- religious, political, or otherwise. It would not have answered any questions posed by theology, sovereignty, or nature. Would it then be too much to consider what appears to ... the same. For that reason it becomes somewhat difficult to discuss ancient astronomical lore without also discussing the ancient deities. But while, in Egypt, astronomy was not divorced from religion until the advent of the Greeks under the Ptolemies, other centers of civilization began to diversify much earlier when a new breed of intellectuals sought to devote their time to the study ... is for this reason that we find him heading the pantheons of every ancient nation as, unknown by his very adherents, we continue to find him heading that of the great religions of the modern world. What was it, however, that made the Babylonians allude to Saturn as the most prominent of the planets-- prominent enough for them to refer ...
35. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART FIVE: COMMUNICATING A SCIENTIFIC MODEL: CHAPTER : A COSMIC DEBATE [Quantavolution Website]
... old historical evidence is reshaped and new theories emerge. Matters large and matters small become involved. How did the ballgames of many cultures come to be invented and why were they religious? Why do modern Peruvian Indians put bowls on their heads when the earth quakes? Are ancient Meso-American statues wearing helmets because they are astronauts, as one popular writer has implausibly ... the physiology of humans, but their historical origins are founded upon abrupt as well as continuous change in human ecology. When the skies fell, man was shocked into self-awareness, religion began, and with religion and from religion came politics- the organization and direction of human efforts towards the propitiation and control of the gods and the environment. The controversy that ... they will affect practically all areas of human knowledge. This is perhaps obvious. Some recognize, in the theory of revolutionary primevalogy, elements of the creation theories of the ancient religions- still held by a majority of people of the world, incidentally- those talked-about gods and floods and fire, and so forth. You know, of course, that ...
36. Child of Saturn (Part IV) [Kronos $]
... Whatever the exact nature of the original beliefs of the Aryan race, their cosmogonical faith followed different routes and processes of evolution in the various regions within which they settled. The religious concepts of the indigenous populations, which they either conquered or assimilated, in turn infiltrated their original dogmas. Today there is little extant that can be considered common to the mythologies ... of this god, the nature of his cult, and the secret rites which constituted it. There is, of course, no doubt that, like many others, this religion underwent an evolutionary transformation so that by the time it was displaced by Christianity, it had lost all trace of its original form. None of this need concern us here for ... Collision (N.Y., 1950), p. 178. 12. F. Cumont "La Fin du Monde Selon les Mages Occidentaux," Revue de L 'Histoire des Religions (1931), p. 41. 13. K. Branigan, op. cit., p. 268. 14. J. de Menasce, "Persia: ...
37. Reconstructing the Saturn Myth [Aeon Journal $]
... this point I am eager to debate any Egyptologist who is willing to take up the subject: the stationary character of the Egyptian sun god is a verifiable axiom of the early religious texts. In this investigation, one puzzle leads inexorably to another. And yet the result is not the tangle of contradictions one should expect --but a portrait that grows increasing coherent ... , however, this explanation requires some extraordinary concessions from the various disciplines touched by the theory. Astronomers and astrophysicists, historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and students of ancient myth and religion are asked to reconsider the most common assumptions about our past, including many that have rarely if ever been doubted. The underlying principles of the theory are these: Major changes ... , 1980), hereafter cited as TSM. 3. TSM pp. 60 ff. 4. Ibid. 5. F. Boll, "Kronos-Helios," Archiv für Religionswissenschaft, XIX (1916-19). 6. Morris Jastrow, "Sun and Saturn," Revue d'Assyriologie et d'Archéologie Orientale, Vol. 7 (1909). Peter Jensen, ...
38. Let There Be Darkness: An Archetypal Analysis of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich [Aeon Journal $]
... at Jaffa where he appeared to be healing a wounded individual by the touch of his hand. Gros' purpose was "to elevate a historical event to an act of almost religious significance and solemnity, in which Napoleon, the messiah of democracy, plays simultaneously the roles of Alexander, Christ, and Louis XIV. Bonaparte, the First Consul, not ... cit., pp. 129-130; G. G. Fowden, The Egyptian Hermes (Princeton, 1993), pp. 22 ff.; W. Burkert, Greek Religion (Cambridge, 1985), inter alia. 61. (ref 30) L'Orange, op. cit., p. 157. 62. (ref 31) Ibid ... . (ref 67) Ibid., p. 159. 99. (ref 68) Ibid., pp. 153-154; J. Finegan, An Archaeological History of Religions of Indian Asia (NY, 1989), p. 346. 100. (ref 69) C. O. Hucker, China's Imperial Past (Stanford, 1975) ...
39. Guidelines To The Saturn Myth [Kronos $]
... but eventually gathered into a circle, the unified kingdom of Saturn's wheel. The Saturnian ritual was, self-evidently, a commemoration of former events. But even more fundamental to ancient religious practices and to civilization's birth was the "teaching" embodied in the events themselves: nothing was deemed more essential to order than reverential obedience to those forms and practices laid down ... for Saturn's polar configuration, one cannot avoid drawing upon a "general theory" about the origins of myth and symbolism, the history of the solar system, the beginnings of religion and civilization and the nature of mythmaking consciousness. But this general theory is itself the outgrowth of highly unusual findings, and has very little in common with familiar views in the ... ); "La Série Septénaire, Cosmologique et Planetaire," Journal Asiatique (April-June 1924). Uno Holmberg, Der Baum des Lebens (Helsinki, 1922); Die Religiösen Vorstellungen der altaischen Völker, Folklore Fellows Communications, Vol. 125 (1938). Rene Guenon, Le Roi du Monde (Paris, 1958); Le Symbolisme de la ...
40. In Search of the Exodus [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... of 480 may or may not be Deuteronomic in origin, but it appears to be an independent calculation-- an approximation of year formulae derived from the annual records of a religious festival associated with a cult sanctuary such as Gilgal or Beth-el. Certainly, Semitic peoples such as the Assyrians appear to have left for posterity a succession of yearly accrued date formulae ... a most frightful deity(s) rationalized by biblical editors into a punishment and reward cycle of relationships with the god(s)? The scribal design, such as the religiosity of the Deuteronomist, tends to cloud early material, and yet various gems have been preserved intact within the text. The mountain of god (Exodus 24) [26 for ... David with Keret, assuming the latter to be human. According to Engnell the poem is a passion play: the army of Keret a religious procession associated with a great annual religio-feast (analogous with the Babylonian Akitu festival). Keret the king (god) officiates as god (king) and performs god's role. A similar festival associated with kingship appears ...
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