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1. Was the Spiral a Symbol or an Art-Motif? [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... From: The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs Home¦ Issue Contents CHAPTER II THE SPIRAL SECTION I Was the Spiral a Symbol or an Art-Motif? Theory of savage origin- Wide distribution of spiral- Older in Near East than in Oceania- Unknown in Hawaii- Luck motifs and Art motifs- Diffusion theory- Independent origin theory- Natural spirals- Had the Spiral a meaning?- Hallstatt spirals- Angular spirals- Curves to right and to left- A. Lang on "natural ornamentation"- H. R. Hall on origin of spiral- Archaeological evidence- Elliot Smith on spiral symbolism- Thunder gods and spiral- A magico-religious symbol. The problem of the spiral, like that of the swastika, not only takes us back to the beginnings of civilization, but necessitates the investigation of the archaeology, the art history, and the customs and beliefs of a variety of peoples and cultures widely separated in space and time. Some antiquaries regard the problem as a simple rather than a complex one. They consider the spiral ...
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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 55: Jan-Feb 1988 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Why do spiral galaxies stay that way? or do they? Sometimes the simplest of observations produces the stickiest of dilemmas. Take, for instance, a well-formed spiral galaxy, of which there are a great many. When astronomers measure the circumferential velocities of the stars, as they circle around the galaxy's hub, they find that all the stars orbit at about the same velocity, regardless of how far out from the hub they are. Their speeds do not drop off with increasing distance, as the velocities of the planets do in the solar system. This observation is anomalous itself, because it seems that the laws of orbital motion have been violated. We will save this anomaly for another day, the one we are after now is called: The Winding Dilemma. N. Comins and L. Marschall elaborate as follows: "Stars closer to the center of a spiral galaxy don't have as far to go ...
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3. Dark Matter [The Velikovskian $]
... violated if no other force is acting in space to influence celestial motion. Marcia Bartusiak explains how this third law of Kepler's applies to the stars in orbit around the center of the galaxy: By the 1970s, however, the problem of the missing mass was brought closer to home. By then, both radio and optical telescopes were beginning to reveal curious rotations in both the Milky Way and nearby galaxies which suggested that galaxies contained more mass than previously assumed. Astronomers always took it as a matter of course that stars in a spiral galaxy would revolve around the galaxy's core like planets in the solar system whose motions adhere to Newton's laws of gravitation. Newton recognized that the gravitational attraction between a planet and the Sun follows a simple rule of thumb: The attraction between two celestial objects is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. That means that if the distance between the Earth and the Sun were doubled, their mutual gravitational grip would lessen by a factor of four. Triple the distance, and the attraction would fall off to a ninth ...
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... From: Horus Vol. 2 No. 3 (Fall 1986) Home¦ Issue Contents On Number as Artifact (Part 3: Conclusion) Fred Fisher There is a longstanding cultural connection between the spiral and the labyrinth In a pithy paragraph in his Prelude to Science, Richard Furnald Smith writes, The first day of the lunar month may vary from place to place according to the visibility of the first crescent, but in general the system is simple and uniform. Anyone can tell the date in any given month simply by noting the phase of the moon. There is one maddening defect, however. The lunar months and the solar year do not come out even. Twelve lunar months are 11 days too short, while thirteen lunar months are 18 days too long.[1 The numbers 11 and 12 play a prominent role in Homeric, Pythagorean, and Socratic thought- in fact, in Western culture generally. But try to find the numbers 13 and l& This corroborates what is already known of Western calendar-making, which since Mesopotamia and Egypt ...
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5. The Spiral and Birth [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... From: The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs Home¦ Issue Contents SECTION IV The Spiral and Birth When problems arose each year born anew -" Hanging out the heavens" in Egypt and India- Agni as the "navel"- The spiral in birth ceremonies- The navel as a spiral- Navel-string customs- Tattooed spirals -Polynesian souls reach sky on whirlwinds- Spirals as ears and eyes in Polynesian Navel as source of "air of life"- Heart and breath- Navels of sky and earth- "Great Bear" as navel- Brahma born from Vishnu's navel-Sacred cities as "navels"- Navel, bowels and heart"- Heart and Reins"- Kidneys as "Great Bear "-Gods as "Hearts" and "Bowels" of sky- Buddha and coiled serpents -" Whirlwind" and" Heart of all serpents"- Spiral hair knots- Soul departs through hair spiral-Ear and spiral- Birth of year. When the early thinkers began to formulate myths to account for the origin of things, they did not attempt ...
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... The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs by Donald A. Mackenzie Author of Ancient Man in Britain, Myths of Pre-Columbian America, etc Contents Foreward Chapter The Swastika Section I: The Area of Origin Section II: As the Cross of the Cardinal Points Section III: Beliefs Connected with the Cross and the Swastika The Spiral Section I: Was the Spiral a Symbol or an Art-Motif? Section II: Whirlpools and Whirlwinds Section III: The Celestial Whirlpool Lake Section IV: The Spiral and Birth Section V: The Sacred Circuit Ear Symbols Tree Symbols LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Bride Baby 2. Lapland Swastika 3. Celtic Knot Swastika 4. Tibetan Swastika 5. Buddha Footprints 6. The Winged Disk 7. Mycenaen Conventualized 8. Moslem Swastika 9. Red Indian Finger Posts 10. Azilian Pictographs 11. Egyptian Cardinal Points 12. God Houses 13. Crosses of Seasons 14. Winds Symbol 15. Animals in heraldic opposition. 16. Mexican Symbols of gold. 17. The Maze 18. The Nandyavartaya. 19. Hallstatt spiral swastika ...
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7. Whirlpools and Whirlwinds [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... From: The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs Home¦ Issue Contents SECTION II Whirlpools and Whirlwinds Spiral as expression of ideas-Motion associated with Life- The heart as seat of Life- The womb of nature- PalaeoIithic paintings, etc., in deep caves- Caves as "wind holes"- Belief that Life was in sky- Sky as source of wind and water- Water as source of Energy- The Whirlpool enclosing embryo- Whirlpools in ancient religion- Zuni myth- Birth of Aphrodite Whirlpool Dragons- Whirlpool as "gate" of Dragon's palace Dragons lake whirl-pool- Sumerian Sea-serpent goddess- Whirlwind lord Typhon and Echidna -Fairies, nereids, demons and gods in whirlwinds- Maori ghosts carried to sky by whirlwinds- Early Pharaoh ascends to sky on wind- Japanese whirlwinds as "dragon rolls"- Dragons cause whirlwinds -Chinese coiled and revolving dragons- Chinese "red ball" problem- Ball, sun, moon, thunder and pearl as spirals- Flat and ascending spirals- Chinese spiral and Yang matter. Ancient religious art invariably ...
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8. In the Dark on Matter [Thunderbolts Website]
... highly speculative construct is now combined with one just as fabulous --dark energy --to shore up current cosmological dogma. In the 1930s, astronomers Fritz Zwicky and Sinclair Smith were puzzled by the motions they observed within the Virgo and Coma galactic clusters. Everything seemed to be moving too fast to be held in place by gravity. So they conjectured that something they could not see was exerting a gravitational effect on these clusters. But most astronomers were only marginally impressed. In the 1970s, however, astronomers began to examine the rotational motions of spiral galaxies such as our own Milky Way. The rotational speeds of the stars that make up spiral galaxies are far too great, they said: At such speeds the constituent stars should be flying apart. So astronomers, accustomed to thinking only in terms of gravity, calculated how much additional matter was required and where to fit the observations. The idea of invisible material or “dark matter” soon became essential if the observed motions were to make sense gravitationally. Today astronomers say there is far more dark matter than ...
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9. On the Dark Side [Thunderbolts Website]
... highly speculative construct is now combined with one just as fabulous --dark energy --to shore up current cosmological dogma. In the 1930s, astronomers Fritz Zwicky and Sinclair Smith were puzzled by the motions they observed within the Virgo and Coma galactic clusters. Everything seemed to be moving too fast to be held in place by gravity. So they conjectured that something they could not see was exerting a gravitational effect on these clusters. But most astronomers were only marginally impressed. In the 1970s, however, astronomers began to examine the rotational motions of spiral galaxies such as our own Milky Way. The rotational speeds of the stars that make up spiral galaxies are far too great, they said: At such speeds the constituent stars should be flying apart. So astronomers, accustomed to thinking only in terms of gravity, calculated how much additional matter was required and where to fit the observations. The idea of invisible material or “dark matter” soon became essential if the observed motions were to make sense gravitationally. Today astronomers say there is far more dark matter than ...
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... of a sphere. It takes on this shape because, gravitationally, the sphere is the simplest form with which to contain matter. If the materials are of different density and can move about in the sphere, the densest type of matter will settle at the center of the sphere while the least dense will flow to the surface. In this respect let us examine these clusters of old stars that form spheres. See figure 3. [* !* Image Figure 3 The classes of bodies that form spheres are the nuclei of spiral galaxies, globular clusters, elliptical galaxies and clusters of elliptical galaxies. In each instance, as one travels from the outer limits of these spherical, celestial structures inward to the center, the number of components---stars or galaxies---increases. In other words, the density of mass at the center becomes greater as would that of any gravitational body of very large mass. In the center of these structures is found an extremely massive body. The center of the cluster of galaxies contains a CD galaxy which is probably one ...
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