Special Saturn Issue

A Journal of Myth, Science and Ancient History

AEON, 601 Hayward, Ames, IA 50014, USA

Editorial Address: 145 W. 20th. Ave, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5Y 2C4

Publisher: Ev Cochrane, e-mail:
Editor: Dwardu Cardona, e-mail:
Associate Editor: Frederic Jueneman
Science News Reporter: Tania ta Maria

Volume VI, Number 1
ISSN 1066-5145
Copyright (c) February 2001


Front Cover

Kometes -- symbolizing the primordial cometary Venus in relation to the Saturnian configuration -- painting (oil on canvas) by Talitha Acheson.


By Ev Cochrane

Vox Popvli

Our readers sound off. Page 5


Debates concerning gravity, pterodactyls, and ancient sea maps. Page 7

Extra-Solar Planets: An Update by Dwardu Cardona

The newest discoveries of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, as well as some insights concerning older findings of same. Page 29

The Electric Saturnian System

An interview with Wallace Thornhill. In-depth discussion of the electric nature of the primeval Saturnian assemblage of planets. Page 33

The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory by Dwardu Cardona

In which it is shown that the demands raised by the Saturnian configuration theory can be successfully met, both within the mytho-historical record itself as also from within the hard sciences. Page 47

Maya Cosmos: A Saturnian Interpretation by Ken Moss

An analysis of prevailing beliefs concerning Maya cosmology and how these can be interpreted from a Saturnian point of view. Page 75

Thundergods and Thunderbolts by Ev Cochrane

A study of the roles played by thundergods and their celestial weapons in world mythology and how these can best be understood in relation to the Saturn thesis. Page 95

In Memoriam: Roger Williams Wescott

New Flashes -- by Tania ta Maria


Volume V, Number 6


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 was a Founding Father of the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. He also acts as the Series Editor for the Osiris Series of books sponsored by Cosmos & Chronos. An enthusiastic researcher and writer, he has now published well over a hundred articles on various subjects in various periodicals.

Wallace Thornhill majored in physics and electronics from Melbourne University in 1964. A few years later, he began exploring Velikovsky's theory concerning the potential of electricity and electromagnetism in astronomy and the manner in which these might have played a major role in planetary catastrophes involving Earth. In 1979, he gained the distinction of having met and discussed related matters with Velikovsky himself. While working in London for the Australian government, he served as a Council Member for the SIS. In 1989, while still in London, he completed a post-graduate course in astrophysics. Thornhill's work has appeared in past SIS publications and AEON . He is also the author of The Electric Universe, as well as the author and compiler of the CD Rom program of the same name, both of which are available from KRONIA Communications, 8350 S. W. Greenway #24, Beaverton, Oregon 97005.

Ken Moss studied psychology and anthropology at the University of British Columbia. It was, however, his early exposure to ancient history and world mythology, together with the works of Immanuel Velikovsky and Dwardu Cardona, that led to his compelling lifelong interest in cosmogony and the origins of mankind. His works and photographs have appeared in The Ubyssey, KRONOS and AEON.

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.

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