A Journal of 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
Science News Reporter: Tania ta Maria

Volume IV, Number 6
ISSN 1066-5145
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Copyright (c) May 1997


Front Cover

The Sarsen Circle -- Stonehenge.
Photograph by Ken Moss.


By Dwardu Cardona

Vox Popvli

Our readers sound off. PAGE 5


Discussion on Lamarckian inheritance bet-ween Alexander Mebane, Edward Steele, and Ev Cochrane. PAGE 11

On the Possibility of Instantaneous Shifts of the Poles

Flavio Barbiero calculates the possibility of polar shifting that might ensue due to a direct impact of an asteroidal body and discusses the physical havoc this would cause. PAGE 15

The Terrestrial Sea: A Critical Model of Science and Myth

In a somewhat complimentary piece to Barbiero's article, Frederic Jueneman ponders the catastrophic effects which the slowing down of terrestrial rotation would have on the Earth's hydrosphere. PAGE 31

The Saturn Thesis (Part 3)

In continuing to stress the coherence of mythological motifs as they pertain to the unfolding Saturnian scenario, David Talbott explains the appearance of the Radiant Ve-nus, and its displacement from the primeval Saturnian center, through recently disclosed phenomena of plasma physics. PAGE 39

Samson Revealed

Ev Cochrane examines the character and deeds of the Israelite strongman and compares them with those of other known Martian heroes. PAGE 67

The Shrine of Baal-Zephon

Dwardu Cardona traces the route of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt and, in so doing, attempts to locate the shrine of Baal-Zephon at Pi-ha-Hiroth at which they stopped PAGE 85

Stonehenge: Temple of the Moon

In response to an earlier article by Peter Michael James, Alban Wall presents his views concerning the astronomical function of this well-known British monument. PAGE 107

The Book Shelf

Book reviews by Frederic Jueneman. PAGE 115


Volume IV, Number 6



Flavio Barbiero, a Navy Officer, pursued his scientific studies at Pisa's University from where he graduated as an engineer in 1967. He has spent most of his professional life in the Research Centers of the Italian Navy, working on interdisciplinary projects, where he became a specialist in gyroscopic phenomena. A man of vast culture and eclectic interests, he has managed to conciliate the Service with other activities carried on at a professional level in which he has acted as researcher, writer, and lecturer. He has organized and led two scientific expeditions to the Antarctic (in 1976 and 1978), and has continued to contribute with publications and lectures to the present Italian commitment in that continent. A member of the Italian Scientific Institution "Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici," he continues to co-operate with the renowned Professor Emmanuel Anati and regularly participates in his archaeological researches in Israel. Barbiero is the author of various articles and books on different subjects, ranging from geology to the Bible. His most recent book, La Bibbia Senza Segreti (Rusconi, Milan), is soon to be released in an English translation under the title The Book of the Law.

Frederic 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. He is also an ardent musician who has composed various classical pieces including September March, which was adopted in 1996 as the official march of Newark, his home town, in California.

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. He and his work are also featured in the video documentary, Remembering the End of the World, produced by Kronia Communications Inc., and distributed by Palemesa Ltd.

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.

Dwardu Cardona, who studied and practiced electrical engineering at the British Royal Admiralty in Malta, has acted as Contributing Editor for KRONOS and, later, as Senior Editor for the same periodical. He is also a Founding Father of the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. An enthusiastic researcher and writer, he has now published over a hundred articles in various periodicals.

Alban Wallis a graduate of the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy where he received a license as Deck Officer and commission in the U. S. Naval Reserve. He served for a number of years as navigator aboard merchant vessels, returning later to the Academy as instructor in the Department of Navigation and Seamanship. In civilian life, he has acted as instructor at a naval reserve centre where he attained the rank of Lt. Commander. His researches of ancient archaeological sites, using the tools of archaeoastronomy, have resulted in the publication of various articles which have appeared in KRONOS, HORUS, ESOP, and other journals. Wall is also a published poet with two national Grand Prize awards to his credit.

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