A Symposium on Myth and Science

Volume II, Number 4
Copyright (c) 1991 and Published by:
The Kronia Group, 9805 S.W. Whitford Lane Beaverton, OR 97005. USA


The Afar Triangle as the Nether Reaches of Eden and Babel

Beginning with Immanuel Velikovsky's identification of Aden (the present capital of Yemen) and Eden, Lynn Rose explores the possibility that the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia and Djibouti may have been the site of the mythical "world mountain," caused by a massive tidal distortion of Earth. PAGE5

The Mythical History of the Comet Venus

Seeking to reconstruct the early events of ancient myth, David Talbott launches a series of articles on Venus and the mother goddess, showing that the history of "the comet Venus" begins with Venus as the eye, heart and soul of the ancient sun zod. PAGE29

Indra: A case Study in Comparative Mythology

Continuing his series on the mythology of the planet Mars, Ev Cochrane examines the Hindu warrior-hero Indra, finding numerous parallels with the Martian gods of other lands. PAGE49

The Methodology of Patten's Martian Scenario

Dwardu Cardona offers a comprehensive critique of Donald Patten's model. The model lacks a foundation in myth and history, he argues, and many of the planetary identifications are either unsupported or incorrect. PAGE 77.

Old Babylonian and Persian Tera-Cotta Reliefs

Gunnar Heinsohn advances his argument for a compression of ancient chronologies, noting that perplexing anomalies in the history of terra-cotta reliefs are eliminated by his radical reconstruction. PAGE102


Dwardu Cardona, Charles Ginenthal, Ted Holden, C. Warren Hunt, Anthony Larson, Martin Sieff, George Talbott, Samuel Windsor. PAGE107

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Dwardu Cardona, former Senior Editor of the joumal KRONOS, has also written for various other publications.

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

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

Lynn Rose is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author of the book, Aristotle's Syllogistic.

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

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.