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91. The Saturn Thesis [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:3 (Dec 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents The Saturn Thesis An In-Depth Interview With David Talbott David Talbott, perhaps best known for his 1980 book, The Saturn Myth, has been researching the Saturnian phenomenon since the 1970s. (1) He has, since then, published much about the subject-- mainly in Research Communications Network News-letter, KRONOS, and, more recently, in the pages of AEON, which publication he him-self inaugurated in 1988. Following the November 1994 symposium held in Portland, Oregon, Talbott decided to devote his time to the production of a series of videos, in lieu of the written word, through which he intends to better illustrate his Saturnian thesis. Throughout the years, continuing research has forced him to change various aspects of his unfolding Saturnian scen-ario, (2) although the basic premise behind it remains unchanged. Even so, this has led to a certain amount of confusion among his followers concerning what portions of his work he still believes to be valid and what others need to ...
92. Reconstructing the Saturn Myth [Aeon Journal $]
... From: The Cataclysm (Aeon) I:1 (Jan 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents Reconstructing the Saturn Myth David Talbott The origins of ancient mythology; the birth of the first civilizations; a violent history of the solar system: these are the primary themes of the general theory highlighted in the following pages. If the thesis is correct, then modern man has gravely misunderstood his own past and failed altogether to recognize the drama of human origins --the events by which man became man. I have called it "the theory of the Saturn myth," a rather untidy use of language perhaps, though the roots of the thesis do lie in the study of myth, and the planet Saturn does loom as a central figure in the argument. In the broadest sense, what I have proposed is an explanation of mythical phenomena as a whole. As will be immediately apparent, 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 ...
93. A LOOK AT THE FUTURE [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... . Astronomers and amateurs all round the world are keeping watch. A comet on a Collision Course with the Earth would perhaps not be detected until a few weeks before the crash, if it were small, but then the disaster would also be limited..... But there is a snag in all this Were all major catastrophes really caused by cosmic collisions? According to Velikovsky, the Great Catastrophe that was the ultimate cause of all other cosmic catastrophes in the history of mankind was the Universal Deluge, which came when Saturn exploded as a nova. Should we draw the conclusion that one great catastrophe, the greatest of them all, was not caused by a cosmic collision? No, says Velikovsky, Saturn's nova explosion was the consequence of a close encounter between Jupiter and Saturn (4) And this thesis is in good agreement with a theory that some astronomers used to favour, saying that nova explosions are caused by collisions between large celestial bodies. The general view of the nova phenomenon has changed in recent years. The old term "nova ...
94. On Models and Scenarios [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon I:4 (July 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents On Models and Scenarios David Talbott Introduction Over the past few years, a growing interest in the Saturn question has led to much speculation on the proposed polar configuration, with a number of individuals now offering tentative models. Though each of the models shares something in common with others, each has its own distinctions, and many new possibilities will doubtless arise from the preliminary papers presented in this issue. Since the researchers involved have suggested varying interpretations of the polar configuration concept or of the mythical data behind it, I wish to briefly state the thesis for which I claim originality. In 1972 I employed the phrase "the polar configuration" (an original phrase at the time) to describe the celestial form I believed ancient man had seen in the sky. The immense apparition involved a stationary Saturn at the celestial pole, a surrounding band with illuminated crescent and a column of gas or dust stretching along the world axis. The most compelling image for the terrestrial viewer, I claimed ...
95. The Saturn Theory [SIS C&C Review $]
... 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 paper offers a brief summary of the Saturn theory- specifically, the idea that during the prehistoric period a colossal configuration of planets dominated the celestial landscape and left an indelible mark on primary belief systems of ancient man. Evidence is presented that the planet Venus only recently moved on a radically different orbit. The author also offers a serious of basic ground rules for establishing a science of mythology. The Saturn theory, in addition to presenting a comprehensive model of ancient myth, offers a radically different approach to understanding the recent history of ...
96. The 108-year Cyclicism of the Ancient Catastrophes [Aeon Journal $]
... catastrophes also cyclic? Velikovsky affirmed that they were, and the cyclicism in the second millennium B.C. was 52 years, (5) whereas, in the first millennium B.C. that cyclicism was fifteen years. (6) Why did the cyclicism change? Or was Velikovsky mistaken? Did Velikovksy correctly identify the assaulting planets? He affirmed that Venus assaulted the Earth in the second millennium B.C., whereas Mars assaulted our planet up to the seventh century B.C. In addition, there are indications he felt that variously Mercury or Saturn had assaulted the Earth in the third millennium. If he was correct how did Venus and Mars, and possibly Mercury or Saturn convert from their ancient catastrophic orbits to their modern orbits? Velikovsky left no path of logic to follow for answering this question of orbital mechanics. Did Velikovsky identify all of the catastrophes of the first and second millennium B.C.? He identified two in the fifteenth century B.C. (the Exodus and the long Day of Joshua.) He also identified two more in the eighth century B.C. ( ...
97. Thoth Vol. I, No. 10 April 22, 1997 [Thoth Website]
... THOTH -A Catastrophics Newsletter- VOL I, No. 10 April 22, 1997 EDITOR: Michael Armstrong PUBLISHER: Walter Radtke CONTENTS: SATURN: THE ANCIENT SUN GOD...David Talbott THE ELECTRICAL SUN (Part 4)...Ralph Juergens SCHOLARS IN DESPERATION...Earl Milton Book Review of "Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky: Essays in the Continuing Velikovsky Affair"---- Quote of the day: Belief in truth begins with doubting all that has hitherto been believed to be true. Nietzsche---- SATURN: THE ANCIENT SUN GOD By David Talbott (email@example.com) Many threads of Greek and Roman astronomy appear to lead back to a priestly astronomy arising in Mesopotamia some time in the first millennium B.C. The Babylonians were apparently the first to develop systematic observations of the planets, and they recorded the celestial motions with considerable skill. But in laying the foundations of later astronomy, they also preserved a crucial link with the past. Again and again they asserted a claim that could only appear preposterous ...
98. Letters To The Edttor [Aeon Journal $]
... conditions of an enclosing space charge sheath. In other words, an integrated approach to the question. Who, whether proponent or opponent, is prepared to follow such a path, integration and synthesis in several technical disciplines to demonstrate the possibility or impossibility of the polar configuration concept? R. M. SmithL 370 Tate Avenue Glendora,CA 91741-3563 To the Editor: I wish to comment on the two articles by Dave Talbott and Robert Grubaugh in AEON, vol. III, no. 3, concerning the arguments for Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and Mars being in a polar position relative to the Earth. I found the two articles to be interesting but totally unbelievable for several fundamental scientific reasons, some of which are based on geological studies which I am familiar with. Let me list some of the premises and then outline some problems. Premises: Four basic hypotheses are (1) that all five planets are in synchronous orbit around the sun, (2) that they are aligned in such a position that Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and ...
99. Thoth Vol. III, No. 18 Dec 31, 1999 [Thoth Website]
... THOTH A Catastrophics Newsletter VOL III, No. 18 Dec 31, 1999 EDITOR: Amy Acheson PUBLISHER: Michael Armstrong LIST MANAGER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS BLINDNESS, STUPIDITY, AND SPECULATION...... by Mel Acheson THE DEMANDS OF THE SATURNIAN CONFIGURATION THEORY: Part II........ excerpts from Dwardu Cardona's SIS Silver Jubilee Paper SATURN 101............. by Amy Acheson, Bob Johnson,.................. Michael Arstrong, Ev Cochrane CLOSEST FLYBY OF IO............... by Wal Thornhill THE SUN IS AN ELECTRIC SHOCKER!......... by Wal Thornhill---- BLINDNESS, STUPIDITY, AND SPECULATION By Mel Acheson In discussing the question of progress in scientific revolutions, Kuhn noted: "There are losses as well as gains [in a paradigm shift..., and ...
100. Child of Saturn (Part II) [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 2 (Winter 1982) Home¦ Issue Contents Child of Saturn (Part II) Dwardu Cardona Copyright (C) 1981 by Dwardu Cardona 6. Vishnu and Shiva Immanuel Velikovsky's identification of the Indic deities as various planets is often inadequately documented. In some cases there is no supporting evidence whatever. One good example is the comparison of Athene's birth from Zeus with "Vishnu born of Shiva"(1) through which it is implied that, even in India, the Venerian planet was believed to have been "born" from the Jovian one. This, of course, necessitates the identification of Shiva as Jupiter and of Vishnu as Venus, both of which were proposed by Velikovsky.(2) Let me say, at once, that at no time did the ancients ever identify these two deities as either of the two planets with which we are concerned.(3) True, this, in itself, does not prove Velikovsky wrong. After all, the Greeks never identified Athene as Venus either ...
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