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21. From Myth to a Physical Model [Aeon Journal $]
... an eastern mountain-- was in many lands a symbolic occasion, representing, if only for a frozen moment, the epoch of the gods, when the creator-king shone above the mountain of the world. In the later festive moment of sunrise, the symbolic Sun wore the mythical dress of the original supreme luminary. And it could not do so without carrying the name of the creator-king. Extension of the language and symbolism of the gods was inevitable. It is only because this happened in more than one land that the planet Saturn could be called the primeval, archetypal sun god, the true sun, the best sun, etc. Had the Sun rising over the eastern mountain not become a symbol of the original supreme luminary, there would be no confusion of "sun" and Saturn in the ancient languages. But there is such a confusion, it is rampant, and the confusion itself is the proof that an extension of symbolism did occur. Ask yourself, for example: would the confusion have occurred in an uneventful solar system? Unless there ...
22. The Mystery Of The Pleiades [Kronos $]
... Vulgate, Khima is again translated as Pleiades in one instance, as Hyades in another, and as Arcturus in a third.(8) The identifications in the latter are therefore similar to those in the Douay which derived from it. Had the meaning of the original Hebrew names been lost? If so, how can we recover the correct meanings of these two important names? Immanuel Velikovsky seems to have no doubt about the subject. In Worlds in Collision, he stated: "The material for the identification of Khima as Saturn and Khesil as Mars will be presented in a subsequent part of this work."(9) But since the "subsequent part" or "sequel" to Worlds in Collision was never published, Velikovsky's suggested identifications remained unsubstantiated.* Knowing now in which direction to look, can we verify these identifications of Velikovsky? [* But see "Khima and Kesil" by Velikovsky elsewhere in this issue.-- The Ed 2. The Controversy. Writing in 1973, Donald Patten, in collaboration with R. R ...
23. The Reconstruction of Cosmic History [Aeon Journal $]
... universal, repeatedly stressed, and unambiguous. Any tampering with these aspects would be a tampering with the very core of the universal record; their repudiation would undermine the very foundation upon which the record is based and therefore, in turn, the model based upon it. if these fundamentals cannot be believed in, then neither can anything else in the mytho-historical record. 2. The Saturnian Connection One of the, if not the, most fundamental aspects of the mytho-historical record concerns the original role played in the past by the planet Saturn as immortalized by the events attributed to the various deities who represented this celestial body. The literature dealing with this particular aspect of the universal record is now quite comprehensive. No researcher can honestly delve into ancient cosmic lore, mythology, and the origin of religion without coming face to face with this most obvious of ancient beliefs. The Saturnian deity, in his many guises, literally permeates all of mythology, heading the pantheons of all ancient religions, leaving his indelible mark on the widespread faiths of modern man. Behind this ...
24. Response to Slabinski [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon III:6 (Dec 1994) Home¦ Issue Contents Response to Slabinski Robert Grubaugh The principal feature of the proposed Polar Configuration model as described in AEON III:3 is that the line-up or "stack" of planets, Saturn, Venus, Mars, and Earth orbit the planet Jupiter synchronously with Jupiter's orbit around the Sun. The distances between the planets and the distance between Jupiter and the Sun were calculated on the basis of equilibrium of the gravitational and "centrifugal" forces consistent with the selected synchronous condition. In the mathematically-defined configuration, the angular velocity of each of the planets revolving in the Jovian system is equal, so they do not depart from their in-line positions. This, of course, leaves only the influence of the Sun to disturb the in-line arrangement, and that, I believe, is a point that almost every prior critic has overlooked. (To Dr. Slabinski's credit, he does not repeat the misconceptions of others.) As I indicated to Dave Talbott at the outset, and have stated in print ...
25. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... , I would have referred to the short section “Tao” in W.in C.- By the way, you should have paid some attention to this religious philosophy that centered its interest on the North, but you omitted to do so.- The fear that the terrestrial axis may change its direction- and in historical times it did change was, in my view, the reason for preoccupation with the North Star as you can also read in some of the American Indian legends quoted in WiC. Your second thesis deals with Saturn referred to in ancient sources as “sun.” Nobody who studies the mythology of Saturn could have missed this peculiarity and in my old notes, dating from the 1940 ’ s I have many quotes that escaped your attention. On the other hand, you have many references that are not in my files. I had my explanation for Saturn being called “sun”; I shall return to this. Up to this point the merit of your work is mainly bringing together an impressive array of references in literature with the ...
26. Magnetic Models of the Polar Configuration [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:2 (Aug 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents Magnetic Models of the Polar Configuration Robert B. Driscoll INTRODUCTION In a tentative model for the Saturn Myth proposed earlier, the Earth was taken to have had essentially its present atmosphere and no significant net electric charge. Its stable position in that model of the polar configuration depended solely upon gravitation and aero-dynamic force of the circumsolar gas cloud deflected between two proto-Jovian gas giants dominating the configuration, with masses m j and m s. The two proto-Jovian members had planetary electrical charges whose product QjQs> Gm j m s, with G the Newtonian gravitational constant, giving them net repulsive interactions balanced by the components of the attractive forces of Helios (the Sun) parallel to the common axis. Magnetic forces were negligible. (1) The model now described in detail eliminates Jupiter. It includes the Jovian mass in that of the single gas supergiant of the configuration, called Saturn. (See Fig. 1.) Present Jupiter and Saturn were formed by fragmentation of the supergiant at the ...
27. ?Star of the Sun? [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... ? Star of the Sun ? Saturn is not a conspicuous planet in the sky. Were it not for its sluggish movement, an unaided eye would hardly distinguish it from the surrounding stars. In many ancient sources Saturn is called ? sun.? The usual name for Saturn in Chaldean astronomy was Alap-Shamas, meaning ? Star of the Sun.? (1) Diodorus of Sicily reported that the Chaldeans called Cronos (Saturn) by the name Helios, or the sun, and he explained that this was because Saturn was the most conspicuous of the planets; (2) Hyginus also wrote that Saturn was called ? Sol.? (3) In the Babylonian astrological texts the word Shamash (Sun) was used to designate Saturn: ? We learn from the notes written by the astrologers that by the word ? sun ? we must understand the ? star of the sun,? i.e., Saturn.? (4) Ninib was the Babylonian name for Saturn: ? Ninib in various places is said to shine like the sun.? ...
28. The Primordial Light? [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol II No 2 (Dec 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents The Primordial Light? Harold Tresman& B. O'Gheoghan Harold Tresman, a Home Counties businessman, is co-founder and founding Chairman Of the Society; Mr O'Gheoghan is a professional physician. The planet Saturn, "encircled with A RING, donned of SERPENTS", a plate in Vol. VII of "Indian Antiquities" by Thomas Maurice (London, 1800). Testimony for the serpent motif in ancient cosmologies- and for an early knowledge of the rings? What is the reality behind Saturn's place as the original deity in cosmogonic myth? What is the significance of the "Golden Age" and other legends surrounding this planetary god? The following paper is based on an idea arrived at some years ago and presents the startling conclusions of the authors' researches into the traditions of peoples. The publication, in 1950, of Worlds In Collision heralded a revolution in contemporary thought. In that book Dr Velikovsky dealt with catastrophes affecting the Earth since 1500 BCE. At various ...
29. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [Aeon Journal $]
... Configuration Theory Dwardu Cardona A shortened version of this paper was first read at the SIS Silver Jubilee, held at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, England, on September 19, 1999. The same version was read again, by popular demand, in two parts, at the World Conference sponsored by Kronia Communications, on September 23 and 24, 2000. Still in its shortened version, it has, since then, been published in Chronology& Catastrophism Review. The full version appears for the first time below. Part I The Polar Saturn 1. INTRODUCTION For those who are not familiar with the Saturnian configuration, the theory, bizarre in the extreme, can be reduced to its simplest form by positing that the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars, and Earth were once much closer to each other. More than that, they were strung out in a linear conformation, in the order given above, which Frederic Jueneman once jocularly described as a celestial shish-kebab. In other words, the planets in question were strung out, one "below" the other rather ...
30. The Road To Saturn [Aeon Journal $]
... From: The Cataclysm (Aeon) I:1 (Jan 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents The Road To Saturn (Excerpts from an Autobiographical Essay) Dwardu Cardona I I have read less than a handful of books that can be said to have influenced my way of thinking. Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision has not only been one of them, in the end it totally changed my life. In this work Velikovsky proposed that, in the distant past, but still within man's memory, the planet Jupiter ejected from itself a smaller but sizeable body that careened across the solar system in the form of a giant comet. Coming into close contact with Earth, but avoiding an actual collision, this cometary body caused a series of catastrophic events which mankind remembered and passed on to his descendants in an oral and written tradition that eventually evolved into the well-known mythologies of the various nations. Thus the gods and goddesses of antiquity seem to have really been the deified planets of the solar system. Their divine actions were merely reflections of errant orbits in a cosmic ...
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