A Symposium on Myth and Science

Volume I, Number 5 September, 1988
Copyright (c) 1988 and Published by:
The Kronia Group, 12001 S.W. Steamboat Dr., Beaverton, OR 97005. USA


The Two Sargons and Their Successors

A critique of Gunnar Heinsohn's reconstructed Mesopotamian chronology, by Dwardu Cardona. While certain general tenets of Heinsohn's work possess a superficial appeal, most fade quickly under closer inspection, the author claims. First installment in a two-part series. Page 5

Mother Goddess and Warrior-Hero

First in a four-part series, by David Talbott. The author of The Saturn Myth outlines the archetypal roles of Venus and Mars in the catastrophic origin, transformation and eventual dissolution of the polar configuration. Page 38

The Poem of Erra

Ev Cochrane examines the Akkadian poem to the famous war god and destroyer, uncovering numerous links to the planet Mars and the celestial column beneath the dwelling of the ancient sun god. Page 66

The Hermes Connection

A look at some interesting symbols of the polar column, including the famous caduceous of Hermes, by Frederic Jueneman. While popular traditions associated Hermes with the planet Mercury, the original identity may have been with the planet Mars, according to the author. Page 80

The Organization of the Solar System: Part Two

Co-authors Donald Patten and Samuel Windsor, continuing their challenge to the conventional nebular hypothesis, offer an altemative model of planetary evolution. Page 98

Volume 1, Number 5


Ev Cochrane has devoted the past nine years to catastrophist research. He is an Associate Editor of KRONOS and a frequent contributor to that journal.

Dwardu Cardona, a Senior Editor of the journal KRONOS, has also published in Topper, The Ubyssey, Pensée, The Sourcebook Project, Frontiers of Science, and the SIS Workshop.

Frederic Jueneman, an analytical chemist, is an associate editor of KRONOS and a contributing editor/columnist for Research and Development.

Donald Patten has written over a dozen essays on Earth history and is the author of two books, The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch and The Long Day of Joshua.

David Talbott was the publisher of Pensée magazine's series Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered." He is the author of The Saturn Myth.

Samuel Windsor is a consulting engineer in private practice and is a contributor to Catastrophism and Ancient History.

AEON -- A Symposium on Myth and Science

In the pages of this symposium -- AEON -- we present a continuing discussion of unusual theories about man, the earth and the heavens. More than one of the theories presented here will challenge deeply-held premises of modern scientific thought, while offering new vistas in the quest for knowledge.

Under the present topic, "The Cataclysm," we explore the evidence for global catastrophes and interplanetary upheaval in the recent past, seeking out the implications for the affected disciplines. The symposium is designed to encourage independent investigation, to speed up the process of communicating findings to others, and to foster a wider debate as to the interpretation of new data.

AEON will pursue an interdisciplinary approach. In addition to providing a service to researchers in catastrophist studies, we offer the general reader the possibility of sharing in exciting discovery.

AEON is not an institutional journal with a finished product. The papers presented here are still in evolution, looking for comment and criticism from others. Publication in this symposium will, as a rule, involve little or no refereeing and minimal editing, with the primary responsibility for technical accuracy and proofreading resting on the contributors themselves.

Specialists in the affected fields are asked to challenge the presented views or to offer alternative explanations of the data. While it is extremely unlikely that every paper presented in these symposia will survive the critical process, we are confident that this process will help to bring out many new insights into man and his past.