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1. The Martian Deluge [Catastrophism Geology $]
... From: Catastrophist Geology Year 1 No. 2 (Dec 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents The Martian Deluge Johan B. Kloosterman Rio de Janeiro Remote Sensing When we scan an object not directly but through an intermediary image which informs us of some properties of that object, we speak of Remote Sensing. Not very correctly so, for three out of our five sense organs-- the eye, ear and nose-- function at a distance from the sensed object so that, in fact, we are continuously involved in remote sensing during our waking hours. Many aspects of the world around us may be appreciated better when viewed from a distance, while others, such as the stars or the interior of the Earth, can only be probed from afar because we are unable to get closer, but the difference in distance is no true criterion. Definitions are rather confusing: "The field of remote sensing may be defined very broadly to encompass techniques that obtain reliable information about the properties of surfaces and objects from a distance" (1). ...
2. Deluge [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Deluge The scriptural deluge is regarded by historians and critical exegetes as a legendary product. ? The legend of a universal deluge is in itself a myth and cannot be anything else.? (1) It is ? most nakedly and unreservedly mythological.? The tradition of a universal deluge is told by all ancient civilizations, and also by races that never reached the ability to express themselves in the written symbols of a language. It is found all over the world, on all continents, on the islands of the Pacific and Atlantic, everywhere. Usually it is explained as a local experience carried from race to race by word of mouth. The work of collating such material has repeatedly been done, and it would only fatigue the reader were I to repeat these stories as told in all parts of the world, even in places never visited by missionaries. (2) The rest of the collected traditions are also not identical in detail, and are sometimes very different in their setting from the Noah story, but all agree that the earth was ...
3. On Mankind in Amnesia [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... author of The Golden Bough, describes in the volume Adonis, Osiris, Attis the great lamentations and crying for the fate of Tammuz. Similar rites were observed in Egypt for Osiris; and it should be understood that these lamentations were actually for Saturn, because the time of Saturn the Golden Age of Saturn, or Kronos came to its end when the supreme god of that period, the planet Saturn, was broken up. The Tractate Brakhot of the Babylonian Talmud, points to the celestial body Khima as the source of the Deluge; Khima is to be identified with Saturn. 4 Also in the Mexican codices it is said that the first world age, at the end of which the Earth was destroyed by a universal deluge, and which was therefore called ? the sun of water ? or Atonatiuh, was presided over by Ce-acati, or Saturn. 5 The ancient sources all point to Saturn; but how did Saturn cause the Deluge? What did really happen? Suppose that two bodies, such as Jupiter and Saturn, were to approach one another ...
4. Deluge and Comet [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Deluge and Comet The idea that a comet heralded the Deluge was not new with William Whiston: it is found in several earlier authors, the so-called cometographers and chronologists of the seventeenth century. But they only described the appearance of the comet at the time of the Deluge as a matter of fact, and did not deduce any theory from it. No causal relation was seen: it was more in the nature of a coincidence. New in Whiston was the identification of the comet of 1680 as the comet of the Deluge, and the perturbatory effects on the position and motion of our planet, ascribed by him to the activities of the comet; finally, his general theory that the Earth itself was once a comet. The author whom Whiston names as his source was J. Hevelius, whose Cometographia was published in 1668. Apparently Whiston did not go further back to the sources of Hevelius: to Abraham Rockenbach (15 -16 ), Seth Calvisius (1556-1615), Henricus Ecstormius, Christopher Helvicus (1581-1617) and David Herlicius (1557-1636). ...
5. William Whiston and the Deluge [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... William Whiston and the Deluge The years 1680 and 1682 were years of unusually bright comets. Many pamphlets were printed, especially in Germany, on the imminent end of the world; at the very least, great catastrophes were expected. There was nothing new in such prognostications. In earlier centuries and also earlier in the seventeenth century, comets were regarded with awe and every possible evil effect was ascribed to them. Thus a scholarly author, David Herlicius, published in 1619 a discourse on a comet that had appeared shortly before, in 1618, and enumerated the calamities that this comet, and comets in general, bring with them or presage: Desiccation of the crops and barrenness, pestilence, great stormy winds, great inundations, shipwrecks, defeat of armies or destruction of kingdoms... decease of great potentates and scholars, schisms and rifts in religion, etc. The portents of comets are threefold in part natural, in part political, and in part theological. (1) David Herlicius also quoted Cicero: ? From the remotest remembrance of ...
6. Saturn and the Deluge [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Saturn and the Deluge Following the rabbinical sources which declare that the Deluge was caused by two comets ejected by the planet Khima, and our interpretation of the planet Khima as Saturn, we begin to understand the astrological texts, such as certain passages in the Tetrabiblos of Ptolemy, which attribute to the planet Saturn floods and all catastrophes caused by high water. (1) The planet ? s presence in Aquarius especially brought expectations of heavy rains and flooding (2) as is attested, among others, by the first-century Roman author Lucan. (3) Many of the ancient astrologers were in agreement on this point. (4) In a work entitled Speculum astrologiae, Junctinus ascribes inundations to the action of Saturn ? s comets. (5) Cuneiform texts contain prophecies of a deluge taking place when a comet assumes a direction with its head towards the Earth. (6) Philosophers of antiquity who were not astrologers also expressed their belief that Saturn is in some way related to moisture among them the pre-Socratics Philolaus and Philodemus, (7) and ...
7. Khima And Kesil [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 4 (Summer 1978) Home¦ Issue Contents Khima And Kesil Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright (C) 1978 by Immanuel Velikovsky Editor's Note: The material in the following article was first conceived and written some thirty-five years ago. It is only a fractional part of a much larger work- Saturn and the Deluge- dealing with earlier catastrophes and intended as a sequel to Worlds in Collision For the time being that sequel remains unpublished. Nevertheless, the identifications of Khima and Kesil (Khesil) were already made in Worlds in Collision (p 208), and an explanation was promised at that time. Since then, others have worked independently on the problem as well. In the Tractate Brakhot of the Babylonian Talmud it is said that the Deluge was caused by two stars that fell from Khima toward the Earth. The statement reads: "When the Holy One decided to bring the Deluge on the Earth, He took two stars from Khima and [hurling them against the Earth brought the Deluge on the Earth." ...
8. Saturn's Golden Age [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... ... (2) Similarly writes Ovid in the sixth book of his Metamorphoses: In the beginning was the Golden Age, when men of their own accord, without threat of punishment, without laws, maintained good faith and did what was right.... The earth itself, without compulsion, untouched by the hoe, unfurrowed by any share, produced all things spontaneously.... It was a season of everlasting spring. (3) Rabbinical sources recount that men lived under very favorable conditions before the Deluge, and that these contributed to their sinfulness: ? They knew neither toil nor care and as a consequence of their extraordinary prosperity they grew insolent.? (4) The dominance of Saturn at some remote period in the history of the life of the peoples on Earth was of such pronounced and all-pervading character that the question arises whether the adventures of the planet going through many exploits could by itself be the full cause of the worship of the planet and the naming of the Golden Age ? the Age of Kronos ? ( ...
9. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART III: HYDROLOGY: 13.Deluges [Quantavolution Website]
... a tilt of the Earth's axis, or a drag induced by a giant passing body. They can, also as tides, be generated from a heavy meteoroid impact on the ocean, directly and also indirectly as in all cases above, from the winds, rock shifts and seismism accompanying them. Deluges and tides both cause flooding. Some distinctions are necessary, though, for the next chapter continues this one with the story of great tides that swept the Earth. "Deluges fell." We should preserve the strict meaning of deluge, as a cataclysm, a "down fall." That is, a deluge is defined as an immense rain or fall of matter from the sky. A flood tide is a body of water in motion. A flood is a raising of water levels from rain or tide or both. In this chapter, only the vertical flood, the true cataclysmic deluge, is considered; in the following chapters, lateral floods and tides are treated. Diderot's Encyclopedia (1751-1765) carried an article on "The Deluge" written ...
10. The Deluge in Rabbinical Sources [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Deluge in Rabbinical Sources During the ? seven days ? when the world was flooded by sheets of light, and terrifying signs and commotion filled the heavens, ? the Holy One... reversed the order of nature, the sun rising in the west and setting in the east.? (1) But during the Deluge ? the sun and the moon shed no light ? (2) and for an entire year the planets did not follow their regular courses. (3) It may be that because of dust discharged by volcanoes the sky remained veiled for a long period, and this veil made any celestial orientation impossible for the few survivors; but quite possibly the statement refers to a change in the celestial orbits. The rabbinical sources add that the earth was quaking, and the sun was darkened, and the foundations of the cosmos were dislodged. The entire world was in volcanic activity; ? amidst lightnings and thunders a very loud sound was heard in the entire world, never heard before.? (4) The Flood was ...
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