A Journal of Myth, Science and Ancient History

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Consulting Editor: David N. Talbott. Science News Reporter: Tania ta Maria

Volume V, Number 2
ISSN 1066-5145
Copyright (c) April 1998


Front Cover

Photograph by Dwardu Cardona, courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum.


By Dwardu Cardona


Debate between Keith H. Rhodes, Alasdair Beal, Robert B. Driscoll and Flavio Barbiero on Barbiero's hypothesis concerning the possibility of a terrestrial pole shift due to an asteroidal impact. PAGE 5

Anhydride Theory: A New Theory of How Petroleum and Coal are Generated -- by C. Warren Hunt

The title speaks for itself. PAGE 15

Pterodactyls in the Mesozoic: A Flap in Time -- by Frederic Jueneman

A case study of ancient life in the Mesozoic, stressing the difficulties pterodactyls would face had they to attempt flight in present terrestrial conditions. PAGE 21

Saturn and the Flood: The Ice-Core Evidence -- by Sean Mewhinney

A critical look at Immanuel Velikovsky's theory concerning the universal deluge, which he attributed to a nova-like eruption of the planet Saturn, and how this holds up when tested against the evidence of the Greenland ice cores. PAGE 38

Aphrodite Urania -- by Ev Cochrane

The many faces of the ancient mother goddess are here examined. Orthodox mythologists, in general, have attempted to explain the various and contradictory characteristics of the mother deity by different theories, often themselves as contradictory as the deity's attested nature. Cochrane, on the other hand, demonstrates how these antithetical descriptions of the goddess can be explained by a single theory when the deity is viewed as a comet-like body and set against the Saturn thesis. PAGE 43

Ancient Greeks in America -- by Alban Wall

A short excursion into the writings of Plutarch leading to the conclusion that the ancient Greeks not only traveled to the American continent, but also made contact with its natives. PAGE 63

Lucid Dreaming and Visualization Techniques in The Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides -- by David Walter Leinweber

The Greek dream temples of Asklepios, as portrayed in The Sacred Tales of Aristides, form the basis of this investigative study, in which ancient Greek techniques are shown to reveal a knowledge and understanding of psychological ills and practices. PAGE 69

The Last Supper -- by Dwardu Cardona

Taking his cue from a previous article by Jan Sammer, Cardona continues to investigate the last supper shared by Jesus with his disciples and endeavors to throw some light on the true nature of the event. PAGE 83

The Book Shelf

Book reviews: PAGE 89

New Flashes -- by Tania ta Maria


Volume V, Number 2


Charles Warren Hunt, III, was born in San Francisco, California, and graduated with a BS degree in geology from the California Institute of Technologyat the age of 20 in 1945. After nine months with Standard Oil Co. of California, he went to work with a small, but very successful, exploration company and, two years later, set out on a consulting career which he has maintained ever since. He worked in the Mediterranean in 1948 and moved to Alberta, Canada, in 1949. In 1951, Hunt discovered several major Alberta oil fields (Joarcam, Hamilton Lake, Baxter Lake). In 1957, his work in the foothills resulted in the first very high (93% H2S) sulfur gas discovery in Alberta (Panther R.). He has also developed the first high-purity silica mine in western Canada, at Golden, British Columbia, production of which commenced in 1978. In 1974, he opened a gold mine with his son at Carlin, NV, the Goldstrike, now the largest gold mine in North America. In 1986, Hunt undertook the writing of a book on catastrophic geological processes, in the course of which he came to the conclusion that hydrogen gas and hydrocarbons in large volumes must emanate from Earth's mantle. The book, Environment of Violence, was published in 1990. A sequel, Expanding Geospheres, followed in 1992.

Frederic Jueneman is a consulting industrial analytical chemist, who has served as an Associate Editor of KRONOSand a member of the R&D 100 panel for the adjudication of the annual top one hundred products developed by academia and industry, continuing as a Contributing Editor and columnist for Research & Development magazine to which he has contributed for more than 25 years. He is a composer and author, having written two symphonic suites and several ensemble and piano works as well as two published books on speculative science: Limits of Uncertainty (1975) and Raptures of the Deep (1995).

Sean Mewhinney is a free-lance writer who has focused his scholarship onthe Velikovsky controversy, and whose interests have ranged from ancient astronomy, calendars, and chronology, to paleoclimatology, and the dynamics of individual and collective belief systems. His previous publications have appeared in KRONOS and Catastrophism and Ancient History.

Ev Cochrane, the author of Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion, has also published numerous articles on comparative mythology and archaeoastronomy. He previously served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS and is currently the publisher of AEON.

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.

David Walter Leinweber is an Assistant Professor of history at Oxford College of Emory University in Georgia. He teaches ancient history and has published papers in Folklore and Humanities on Line. He has also presented papers at conferences and has spoken at various colleges on a variety of topics.

Dwardu Cardona has been a free-lance writer since 1968. He has, since then, acted as a Contributing Editor for KRONOS and, later, as Senior Editor for the same periodical and is currently the Editor of AEON. 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 on various subjects in various periodicals. In 1997, he was elected as the Series Editor for the Osiris Series of books, sponsored by Cosmos & Chronos, the first volume of which, by Professor Lewis Greenberg, was published that same year.

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