A Symposium on Myth and Science

Volume II, Number 1
Copyright (c) 1989 and Published by:
The Kronia Group, 9805 S.W. Whitford Lane Beaverton, OR 97005. USA


Evidence of an Inversion Event

Surveying apparent planet-wide changes at the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, Terrence Field summarises a case for an inversion of the Earth, accompanied by wholesale extinctions, fracturing of the Earth's crust, and profound climatic shifts. PAGE 5

Astroblemes and Gastroblemes

Geologist C. Warren Hunt reviews a series of Earth features, seeking to determine whether they resulted from asteroidal impacts or from localised explosions. PAGE 23

Servant of the Sun God

David Talbott begins a comprehensive summary of the Mars archetype in world mythology. How is it that a singular mythical figure can appear at once as demiurge and barbarian; trickster and fool; loyal servant of the sun god and prototypical demon? PAGE 37

On Comets and Kings

Worldwide myths and images of comets are examined by Ev Cochrane, who shows that, taken in their entirety, they echo the story of a great comet Venus, remembered as the soul of the dying god. PAGE 53

Early Glass-making and Chronological Puzzles

Continuing his argument on behalf of a new chronology of ancient civilisations, Gunner Heinsohn takes up the issue of glassmaking technology, observing that on conventional timetables one would have to assume that glassmaking was invented three times and twice forgotten. PAGE 76

Heinsohn and the Hyksos

By Clark Whelton. A brief rejoinder to Martin Sieff concerning Heinsohn's chronology and his identification of the Hyksos as Assyrians. PAGE 103

DISCUSSION & Comments from the Floor

Michael Baran, Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, Charles Ginenthal, C. Warren Hunt, Leroy Ellenberger, Frederick Hall, Alice Miller, Norman Schwartz, David Talbott. PAGE 108

Volume II, Number 1


Ev Cochrane has devoted the past ten years to catastrophist research. He is a former Associate Editor of and frequent contributor to KRONOS.

T. William Field is an engineer, formerly involved in the design of industrial plants, and now employed by the Canadian government.

Gunnar Heinsohn, Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen in Germany, is the author of Die Sumerer gab es Nicht.

C. Warren Hunt is a professional geologist and consultant in mineral exploration.

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

Clark Whelton is Assistant to the Mayor, City of New York.

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.