A Symposium on Myth and Science

Edited by:
Ev Cochrane
Dwardu Cardona
Jan Sammer
Frederic Jueneman
Lewis M. Greenberg

Volume III, Number 2
Copyright (c) May 1993 and Published by:
AEON, 2326 Knapp, Ames, IA 50010, USA


Astral Kingship

Lewis M. Greenberg explores the astral origins of ancient kinship. PAGE 5.

Velikovsky's Dreamwork

Duane Vorhees chronicles Velikovsky's career in psychoanalysis PAGE 23

Is the Universe Finite?

Frederic B. Jueneman discusses black holes and Hawking's paradox. PAGE 41

Suns and Planets in Neolithic Art

Ev Cochrane analyzes ancient rock art for evidence of recent changes in the solar system. PAGE 51

Baal-Manzer the Tyrian: A Reappraisal

Brad Aaronson offers an identification of this important Tyrian king. PAGE 64

Who Were the Assyrians of the Persian Period?

Gunnar Heinsohn presents further evidence in support of his radical reconstruction of ancient history. PAGE 67


Letters to the editor. PAGE 77

Book Reviews

Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, by Ian C. Johnson. Page 94
Centuries of Darkness, by Herbert Storck.
Conversing With the Planets, by Ev Cochrane.

Volume III, Number 2


Lewis M. Greenberg, Professor of Art History at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. Formerly, Editor-in-Chief of KRONOS which he co-founded in 1975.

Duane Vorhees, teaches American Culture at Korea University. His numerous articles about the life and times of Immanuel Velikovsky have appeared in KRONOS, Catastrophism and Ancient History, and the SIS Workshop. He received his doctorate at the State University of Bowling Green, where his dissertation was entitled The "Jewish Science" of Immanuel Velikovsky: Culture and Biography as Ideational Determinants.

Frederic B. Jueneman, is a consulting industrial analytic chemist, who has served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS, and as a member of the R&D 100 panel for the adjudication of the annual top one hundred products developed by academia and industry, and continues as a contributing editor/columnist for Research and Development.

Brad Aaronson, currently resides in Israel. A student of ancient history, particularly as it applies to the debate over Velikovsky's historical reconstruction, Mr. Aaronson has also published in KRONOS and SISR.

Gunnar Heinsohn, professor of social sciences at the University of Bremen in Germany, is the author of Die Sumerer gab es Nicht.

Herbert A. Storck, currently serves as editor for Catastrophism and Ancient History.

Ian C. Johnson, currently serves as science editor of the Canadian Society of Interdisciplinary Studies. A long-time participant in the debate over the role of catastrophism in the early history of the Earth, Mr. Johnson's articles have appeared in KRONOS, SISR, and AEON.

Ev Cochrane has devoted the past twelve years to catastrophist research. He served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS and currently serves as the editor of AEON.

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 Planets in Ancient Myth and Religion," 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.

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.