A Journal on Myth and Science

Publisher: Ev Cochrane
Editor: Dwardu Cardona
Associate Editor: Lewis M. Greenberg & Lynn E. Rose
Contributing Editor: Frederic Jueneman
Consulting Editor: David N. Talbott

Volume IV, Number 3
ISSN 1066-5145
AEON, 601 Hayward, Ames, IA 50014, USA
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Copyright (c) December 1995


Front Cover

The Primeval Sun and Radiant Venus. Illustration by David Talbott.


By Dwardu Cardona

Vox Populi

Our readers sound off. PAGE 5

The Saturn Thesis

An in-depth interview with David Talbott in which he reaffirms the coherence of mythological motifs and the manner in which these are predicted by the Saturnian model, while also shedding new insights on the nature of the primeval Saturnian sun and the radiant Venus. Page 10

Lamarckism: Still Alive and Thriving

A candid conversation with Edward J. Steele in which he discusses his experiments concerning the acquisition of inherited characteristics and how these experiments were sabotaged by his colleagues in England. Page 39

Racial Memory and Instinct: The Case of the Honeyguide

Ev Cochrane continues to examine Lamarckian inheritance while focusing on the extraordinary be-haviour of the East African honeyguide. Page 51

A Renaissance Saturn

In examining the various lunettes in the domed ceiling of the Camera di San Paolo, in the Italian city of Parma, Maureen Pelta demonstrates that, not only did the classical deities survive in Renaissance art, but the beliefs associated with them were also incorporated into the philosophical and religious thinking of the time. Page 71

Let There Be Darkness: An Archetypal Analysis of Adolf Hitler in the Third Reich

In a lengthy excerpt from a much longer work, Lewis M. Greenberg analyses the persistence with which archetypal motifs continued to surface during the Third Reich, as also Hitler's obsessive behaviour in identifying with the mythological heroes associated with them. Page 87


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David Talbott, the inaugurator of AEON, was also the founder and publisher of Pensée, which produced the series "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered". He is, additionally, the author of The Saturn Myth and various articles which have appeared in KRONOS and AEON.

Edward J. Steele is the author of Somatic Selection and Adaptive Evolution: On the Inheritance of Acquired Characters, and is currently involved in further studies at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia, as also at the Division of Cell Biology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra, also in Australia.

Ev Cochrane is the author of numerous articles on comparative mythology and archaeoastronomy. He previously served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS and is currently the publisher of AEON. He is presently preparing two manuscripts for publication: The Many Faces of Venus, and The Mars Myth.

Maureen Pelta is currently Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D from Bryn Mawr College and is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art. Dr. Pelta has lectured widely, both in the United States and abroad, and has most recently published in the Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Duke University Press). She has two articles on diverse aspects of Renaissance art and iconography forthcoming in the MacMillan Dictionary of Art and in Mediterranean Studies.

Lewis M. Greenberg, Professor of Art History at the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, was formerly an Associate Editor of Pensée before becoming the Editor-in-Chief of KRONOS which he co-founded in 1975. The co-author of An Introduction to Ancient Art and Architecture, he has also published various articles in Chiron, Biblical Archaeology Review, Astronomy, and the SIS Review.

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