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31. The Acceptance of Correct Ideas in Science [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... were far less vituperative, far more mixed with praise, than the attacks made on the substance of Worlds in Collision and Earth in Upheaval, and personally upon their author. Galileo was received in many honorary assemblies with great pomp, even by the Pope himself: the initial unwillingness to believe what Galileo saw through the telescope soon turned into great admiration for his achievement. A case in point is Clavius, author of the Gregorian calendar reform. At first a vehement opponent of Galileo, Christopher Clavius, with other Jesuits of the Roman College, repeated Galileo ’ s observations in 1611, a year after Galileo published his Sidereus Nuncius. “John Adam Schall von Bell, later to be the first European director of the Chinese Bureau of Astronomy, was present as a young man in the hall of the Roman College in May 1611 when Galileo received a triumphant welcome from Clavius and his mathematicians after their confirmation of his discoveries.” (1) It was the scorn to which Galileo exposed the Pope, putting his views on cosmology into the mouth of Simplicius ...
32. SYMBOLS.com [SIS Internet Digest $]
... of the book is "The semiotics of Symbols-- Western Non-pictorial Ideograms", which fairly describes its contents. Published by HME Media, Bondegatan 65 A, 5 tr., S-116 34 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 644 80 51 Fax: +46 8 612 39 80, Web site: http://www.hme.se, Email: email@example.com. Sample entry for a Saturn (reproduced with permission): 17:8 As an old Italic deity of sowing and harvest, Saturn became the Roman god of agriculture, gardening and vineyard cultivation. He was also a benefactor of humankind, a promoter of prosperity, and good manners and customs. He seems to have been portrayed as an old man with a sickle and a pruning knife in his hands. It is probably from that way to portray Saturn we have our image of personified Death, the old man with a sickle. And it is probably also this Saturn who is a distant model for our Father Christmas, interested in children's manners and good behaviour. During ...
33. Magi, The Quest for a Secret Tradition by Adrian Gilbert [SIS C&C Review $]
... Magi story is told in stone. The impetus for these must have come from the East, probably via the Templars. He refers to Charpentier's The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral [3, which speaks of an esoteric tradition brought by Templars to France and incorporated in the Notre-Dame Cathedrals at Chartres, Rouen, Laon, Reims and others, whose geographical coordinates are said to mirror the stars in the constellation Virgo. One of the most interesting historical sections concerns Commagene, a small state in the Upper Euphrates. It was caught between the Roman and Parthian Empires, becoming part of the Roman Empire in 17AD. Gilbert refers back to Adad-Nirari I who conquered the area, Tiglath-Pileser I who quelled a rebellion there and Shalmaneser III who received tribute from it and had a temple built at Harran to the Moon-god Sin (restored by Ashurbanipal but no longer visible)- then Cyrus, then Alexander, followed by the Seleucids. Commagene was independent from 162BC under a king called Ptolemy. His grandson was Mithridates, whose son Antiochus Epiphanes built a number of monuments and left inscriptions ...
... is in just this way that the Moslem year proceeds on its way with Ramadan and the various feasts corresponding to the lunar cycle, sometimes in summer, sometimes in winter, and nobody seeming to worry. In Egypt, for example, only foreigners, eg., Greeks and Romans (and perhaps Middle Kingdom or Hyksos rulers) would have needed a comparison with their own systems. When we have the decree of Canopus where it states "that feasts which should be celebrated in winter should not be celebrated in summer" by Roman times, then the civil calendar had certainly got out of step. Let us now return to the famous date for Sesostris III, the fixed anchor-point of archaeology. The basis for this date rests upon papyrus from Illahun (the Middle Kingdom centre) recording when, at the end of a lunar month, one temple Phyle or priest handed over to another: eg., Year 3 of King X in month III smw day 16 equalled lunar day 1. Now this is fine for the twenty-five-year lunar cycle, but for ...
35. On Mankind in Amnesia [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... the biosphere. Most pronounced, however, were the changes in the hydrosphere the volume of water on the Earth was vastly increased. And it is of interest that the Atlantic Ocean was called by the ancients ? the sea of Kronos ? 8 indicating that it came to be only after the Deluge. The memory of these stupendous events survived for millennia and vestiges of the cult of Saturn persist even till today. One of these memorials is the feast of light, celebrated in mid-winter: Hannukah or Christmas, both stemming from the Roman Saturnalia. These are all festivals of light, of seven days ? duration, and they commemorate the dazzling light in which the world was bathed for the seven days preceding the Deluge; in their original form these festivals were a remembrance and a symbolic re-enactment of the Age of Saturn. It was said that in that age there had been no distinction between masters and servants thus in Rome, for the duration of the Saturnalia festival, the household slaves were freed, and were actually waited on by their masters. Also the ...
36. BYWAYS OF ELECTRICITY [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS KA by H. Crosthwaite CHAPTER SEVENTEEN BYWAYS OF ELECTRICITY HEAVEN and Earth, Thrones, Pillars and Trees: various and many are the attempts to copy on earth what is seen in the sky, some having been mentioned already, namely the use of sympathetic magic to bring low the monster, dragon, snake, bull, ram or goat that is threatening the established order in the sky. The Roman augur marks out the 'templa coeli', and transfers them to the ground. The helmet, plume, stephanos, painted faces and shields of warriors, the Philistines with their faces painted red, actors similarly, can all be derived from this. There are numerous examples. Here are two which seem to be possible candidates, though less obvious than most. Aeneid IV: 146: Dido entertains the Troians at Carthage. Among the company that go out for the royal hunt, familiar to many through music by Berlioz, are the picti Agathyrsi, painted Agathyrsi, a Scythian people living in what later ...
37. Sicily, Carthage, and the Fall of Troy [Kronos $]
... the known world until finally, in despair of ever again seeing their homes, they settled on distant shores from one end of the Mediterranean to the other. It was as if the return home was blocked- not just by stormy seas, but by upheavals and dislocations that deprived the returnees of shelter in their own land. Following the disasters that afflicted the Greek lands, the last of the heroic generation turned into wanderers and pirates, seeking for living space far from their own ravaged habitations.(1) Strabo, the Roman geographer, thus described the situation that ensued in the wake of Troy's fall: "For it came about that, on account of the length of the campaign, the Greeks of that time, and the barbarians as well, lost both what they had at home and what they had acquired by the campaign; and so, after the destruction of Troy, not only did the victors turn to piracy because of their poverty, but still more the vanquished who survived the war. And indeed, it is said that a ...
38. Ancient Romans In Texas? [Science Frontiers Website]
... and hard enough, one can discover hints that just about any ancient culture you care to name set foot in the New World well before the Vikings and Columbus. Old coins, inscriptions, language concordances, and the like are taken by many as proofs that Egyptians visited Oklahoma, the Chinese moored along the Pacific coast, the Celts toured New England, and so on. Now, according to Professor V. Belfiglio, the ancient Romans had Texas on their itineraries. Belfiglio's evidence is fourfold, and so are mainstream criticisms: Roman coins found in Texas. The most convincing example came from the bottom of an Indian mound at Round Rock. This mound is dated at approximately 800 AD. Skeptics suppose that the coin was dropped on top of the mound in recent times and was carried to the bottom by rodents and tree roots. Hmmm! The remains of a shipwreck. Circa 1886, the wreck of an unusual ship was found in Galveston Bay. Belfiglio says this ship's construction is typically Roman. Nautical experts doubt this. but they will admit that ...
39. A Demurrer From The Epigraphic Society [Science Frontiers Website]
... ..') is totally inappropriate when one considers the mathematical probabilities of thousands of petroglyphs possessing markings coincidently identical to those of ancient languages of the Old World. And one has to marvel at the cutting power and linguistic talent of certain plows. "In the substance area vis-a-vis the alleged absence of artifacts: While it wouldn't be fair to expect the author to have been familiar with Professor Fell's three books on the subject, and the previous volumes of the ESOP, with their many references to artifacts (loomweights, amphorettas, Roman lamps, countless Roman and other coins, and various other Old World items) it would not seem unreasonable to expect the author to have been familiar with the articles about Roman artifacts in the same volume he extracted portions from. Concerning the glib question about'...what these old explorers or colonists did except carve symbols on rocks.' It's instructive to remember that while many Old World artifacts have been found, many artifacts were of a biodegradable nature-- wood, leather, fabric, etc. But perhaps the most ...
40. Bel and Dragons [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... in the work of Nennius. Was Vortigern a real person? The name was first used by the English cleric, the Venerable Bede, in his A History of the English Church and People. He seems to have simply translated the Latin of Gildas in The Ruin of Britain, (which he used extensively), tyrannos superbus becoming Vortigern, the Welsh term for 'tyrant'. It is unclear exactly who Gildas meant by the term, as it is not a personal name. A succession of petty emperors ruled Britain after the Roman withdrawal in the early 5th century AD. Bede decided to pinpoint and date the tyrant of Gildas, by means of Agitius, to the mid 5th century AD and used this speculative date as the means to anchor a Saxon rebellion and conquest of what became England. Subsequently, every English history book seems to have quoted Bede as an authority, ignoring the guesswork, and Vortigern has been installed as an actual king of Britain who has been blamed for inviting the dreaded Anglo-Saxon pagans into the country, a criticism by Gildas which ...
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