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81. John Holbrook [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... , contributed to the general destruction of the earth and its inhabitants. These traditions refer to actual events which occurred not in the dim past, but well within recorded history. The first of these events of which any remembrance remains occurred at the end of a period during which the terrestrial sky was dominated by a celestial body which the ancients called Uranus. Although the exact nature of this event is unknown, this body lost its dominant place in the terrestrial sky it may have become the planet which we now call Uranus; and Saturn took its place. (The following names were applied to Saturn by the ancients: Khima [Hebrews; Osiris [Egyptians; Baal [Assyrians and Babylonians; Chronos [Greeks and Saturn [Romans.) The period which followed this event was called hte Age of Chronos by the Greeks. Saturn was far more massive then than it is now; and it probably moved much closer to the earth then than it does now. Possibly Saturn and Jupiter formed a binary system of dark stars; and/or the earth orbited ...
82. Visualizing Collinear Systems [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Communications every couple of weeks. It is a distillation of the messages that appear on the Kronia electronic mailing list, covering issues ranging from celestial dynamics and planetary geology to the origins of ancient languages and the birth of civilization in the wake of cosmic catastrophe. To subscribe to Thoth, send an email message to email@example.com with a message, "Requesting subscription to THOTH". Visualizing Collinear Systems By Dave Talbott Thoth Vol II, No. 19. Nov 30, 1998 Continuing our introductory review of physical issues facing the Saturn theory. We have noted two fundamental principles: 1) the existence of collinear equilibrium positions, and 2) the role of secondary forces in stabilizing collinear equilibrium. In both instances, as we saw, the initial pronouncements we received from scientific critics proved to be either incorrect, or highly misleading. That situation is significant not only because our mission is to reconcile the historical argument with VERIFIABLE physical data, but also because it never hurts to be reminded how frequently authoritative pronouncements on matters of physical plausibility turn out to be ...
83. Gyroscopic Precession [SIS Internet Digest $]
... , then the "polar configuration" would require that all the planets in the polar configuration must be in separate orbits around the sun (like a stack of pancakes) with all the planets aligned above the north pole of the Earth. You don't need a Ph.D. in astrophysics to conclude that this configuration has a severe dynamics problem. If the axis of the Earth is parallel to the plane of its orbit, and undergoes a gyroscopic precession of 360 degs. per year, then the polar configuration requires that the rings of Saturn must also undergo a gyroscopic precession of 360degs. per year in order to maintain a constant angle relative to the sun (unchanging crescent appearance). Two observations: The axis of the Earth now gyroscopically precesses something like 46 degs. in 13,000 years. The torque required to gyroscopically precess the axis of the Earth 360 degs. per year is (for me) simply mind boggling, and the possible source of this torque is not readily apparent. The orbital planes of the moons and rings of the planets are ...
84. Uranus [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Uranus The seven planets of the ancients comprised the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. However, the ancients ? religions and mythology speak for their knowledge of Uranus; the dynasty of gods had Uranus followed by Saturn, and the latter by Jupiter. In the clear sky of Babylonia the planet Uranus could have been observed by an unaided eye; but since it was known as a deposed deity, it would seem that at some later time the planet lost much of its brightness. (1) It is quite possible that the planet Uranus is the very planet known by this name to the ancients. The age of Uranus preceded the age of Saturn; it came to an end with the ? removal ? of Uranus by Saturn. Saturn is said to have emasculated his father Uranus. (2) Behind this story there might have been a scene in the sky. In one theory of the origin of the solar system a sideswiping star tears out from the sun a long filament of gaseous material. ...
85. Saturn and the Flood: The Ice-Core Evidence [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon V:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Saturn and the Flood: The Ice-Core Evidence Sean Mewhinney* This paper was first published as "Saturn and the Flood," Appendix II to S. Mewhinney, Ice Cores and Common Sense (private publication, 1989), and reprinted in Catastrophism and Ancient History XII:1 (January 1990), pp. 28-32. This slightly edited version is being republished here because of its relevance to the Saturn theory which has been, and continues to be, discussed in the pages of this periodical. Ed. The Venus and Mars catastrophes described in Worlds in Collision were only the latest in a series which, according to Immanuel Velikovsky, at one time or another involved every planet visible to the naked eye. Critiques of the Worlds in Collision scenario began appearing even before its publication in book form. This may have something to do with the fact that Velikovsky never finished the work describing those earlier catastrophes, because they make Worlds in Collision look pretty tame by comparison. Someday ...
86. The Enclosed Sun-Cross [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... . The sign of the enclosed sun-cross, observes Cirlot, "expresses the original Oneness (symbolized by the centre)," and "the four radii... are the same as the four rivers which well up from the fons vitae..." (17) But if one myth identifies the arms of the sun-cross as four paradisal rivers, there are other interpretations of the cross as well, for this primal image produced a wide-ranging and coherent symbolism, as I shall now attempt to show. THE CROSSROADS From Saturn, the central sun, flowed four primary paths of light. In the myths these appear as four rivers, four winds, four streams of arrows, or four children, assistants, or light-spirits bearing the Saturnian seed (the life elements) through the four quarters of the celestial kingdom. The sun-crossand enclosed sun-cross, depicting the four life-bearing streams, thus serve as universal signs of the Holy Land. The modern world is accustomed to think of "the four quarters" in terrestrial terms. Today we conceive north, east ...
87. Symbols of an Ancient Sky: Slide Presentation & Notes by David Talbott [Aeon Journal $]
... its final destruction, corresponds to events that actually occurred and were etched in human memory like ancient software. Talbott deduces that major changes in the planetary order brought about Earth-threatening catastrophes. According to his model, the first civilizations originated in ritual practices honoring, imitating, and re-living these dramatic celestial events. His assertion, following Velikovsky, is that the dominant deified powers celebrated in ancient rites and pantheons were actually planets moving close to Earth. In this notebook, Talbott's goal is "to provide just enough of an abstract of the Saturn theory to give a sense of the underlying coherence of the thesis." (p. 2.) He also provides an overview of the theories of other comparative mythologists who have been aware of the amazing global similarities in myth and symbol. Scholars have traditionally postulated various ad hoc theories to explain these congruencies-- conjectures about seasonal fertility rites, basic human psychology of the primal family. But others have noticed two startling facts: the former gods were stars, which were planets, and "[ w henever ancient astronomies ...
88. Stability and Dimensions of the Polar Configuration [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon IV:5 (Nov 1996) Home¦ Issue Contents Stability and Dimensions of the Polar Configuration Robert B. Driscoll In the previous study of the interplanetary gravitational and magnetic forces, making possible the existence of a polar configuration in the sense of Talbott, Cochrane, and Cardona, (1) the instability of the joint gravitational and magnetic dipole-dipole interaction of Saturn and each of the smaller planets was counteracted by the heliocentric magnetic field generated by the inwardly accreting motion of the ionized inner portion of the circumhelially revolving gas disk. The direction of this field, north or south, was determined by that of the initial field of Helios. (2) However, further calculation has shown that if this had been the only stabilizing field its magnitude at the biospherical surface of Earth would have been several orders of magnitude larger than the biotic limit of a few kilo-oersted. Thus although such a field existed the biotic constraint reduced its stabilizing (or destabilizing, if in the opposite direction) effect to negligibility. What the study did not consider ( ...
89. The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg [Aeon Journal $]
... already depicted to itself. The first act of creation began with the formation of an egg out of the primeval water... (2) In this paraphrasing of the event, collated from various snippets of Egyptian liturgy and somewhat tainted by the mythologist's philosophical rendering, we nonetheless recognize some of the motifs we had encountered and explained in an earlier article. (3) We had there shown that man's earliest memory goes back to a time during which the sky seems to have been dominated by the close proximity of the planet Saturn, which glowed feebly in a darkened heaven through a nebular cloud which bore a shimmering likeness to a celestial ocean. Sun, Moon, and stars do not seem to have been visible while the cycle of day and night seems to have been unknown. It seems to have been out of this celestial apparition that the cosmic egg was said to have been formed although, to some, the cosmic spectacle seems to have been more akin to a windy rippling motion out of which creation was seen to proceed. Modern mythologists, ...
90. Khima [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... part of Mars, not resting but coming up again and again to attack the stupendous Venus, or it must have appeared as a foolish action of going again and again against the stronger planet. Homer described the celestial battles as actions of foolishness on the part of Mars. Thus Kesil, or ? fool,? among the planets named in the Old Testament, is most probably Mars. In Pliny we find a sentence which reads: ? The star Mars has a fiery glow... owing to its excessive heat and Saturn ? s frost, Jupiter being situated between them combines the influence of each and renders it healthy.? (11) The heating effect ascribed in the Talmud to Kesil is ascribed by Pliny to Mars, and the cooling effect of Khima to Saturn. By this sentence of Pliny we are strengthened in our identification of Kesil as the planet Mars; it corroborates the conclusion we just made with the help of the Iliad. But what is even more important, Pliny helps to identify the ? planet Khima ?: it is ...
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