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101. East and West, Part 1 Venus Ch.5 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... ) Seneca knew more than his older contemporary Strabo. In his drama Thyestes, he gave a powerful description of what happened when the sun turned backward in the morning sky, which reveals much profound knowledge of natural phenomena. When the sun reversed its course and blotted out the day in mid-Olympus (noon), and the sinking sun beheld Aurora, the people, smitten with fear, asked: " Have we of all mankind been deemed deserving that heaven, its poles uptorn, should overwhelm us? In our time has the last day come?"(22) The early Greek philosophers, and especially Pythagoras, would have known about the reversal of the revolution of the ...
102. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... retain their validity as reliable reconstructions of the mythical archetypes, that must have once displayed themselves in visible form in the night sky. I contend and concur with the Saturn theory (1 ) that all mythical archetypes were spawned by catastrophic encounters with solid bodies in the sky, (2 ) that these encounters provoked plasma configurations - somewhat like auroras on a massive scale - similar in character with the postulated polar configuration', and (3 ) that the earth was for some time in polar alignment with these cosmic bodies. During the catastrophic disruption of the configuration the ancient stargazers lost track of the solid bodies in case and noted that the gods had disappeared. Across the globe ...
103. Volcanism [Books] [de Grazia books]
...  Once more in 1902, the same author, E. Still, continued his prescient argument, now declaring that gravitational tides of the Moon were quite inadequate as explanations of many terrestrial disturbances. "We know [Still was seventy years ahead of the field] that magnetic earth currents (which interfere with telegraphing), brilliant auroras, severe thunderstorms, violent storms of many kinds, and also earthquakes and volcanic activity accompany sun spots. All these are electrical disturbances, and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and numerous seismic shocks which occurred at the time of the last large sunspots -about September 15, 1898 - were no doubt electrically caused by them."[17 ...
104. The Hermes Connection [Journals] [Aeon]
... little known by the Aryans because of the diversity of the terms for the metal arising throughout the Indo-European languages. This is difficult to believe since, for example, the word for pearl in Sanskrit is one of the many avataristic names for gold. The Latin for gold aurum, according to Otto Schrader (18) , is related to aurora, or shining dawn. The Greek equivalent, chrysos, finds its derivations from the Semitic charutz, also meaning to shine. The Celtic words for gold, or, and silver, argat, were thought to have been borrowed from Latin following the invasion of Italy in 390 B.C ., but succumbing to the arguments of ...
105. The Polar Column: A Physical Model of Myth [Journals] [Aeon]
... a broken promise. The erratic flow of massive induced electric currents between the laminations separating the concentric cylinders of the columnar Rankine vortex would delineate the appearance of fluorescing scales of a celestial dragon in a pattern of tessellations. This would create an imbricate checkerboard effect of shifting patterns, with all the color variations expected of this hypsochromic version of the aurora borealis. Such electric effects would predominantly exhibit diamond-shaped tessellations, not unlike the stylized harlequin costumes of a later time, but its most primitive association would be with something more akin to reptilian scales, imbricate in form, as well as the iridescence connected with certain bird feathers. In combination with the von Karman vortex street, we would ...
106. Thoth Vol III, No. 7: April 30, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... Earth's energy budget - sufficient to give the Earth a globally equable climate. I believe that the Earth, along with Mars, was orbiting inside proto-Saturn's corona, where the energy density would have been relatively high. That would account for the reported inability to see any stars - the glow from the Earth's ionosphere would have been like a million auroras. As Saturn's electrical energy source was usurped by the Sun, the auroral display would have flickered out and the whole phantasmagoria born of proto-Saturn's desperate attempts to stabilise in the new electrical environment would have become apparent. It was at that time that proto-Saturn's entourage began to string out in the polar configuration because the changed electrical environment also modified ...
107. New Physics Supports Planetary Catastrophism [Journals] [SIS Review]
... sheaths touch. In the case of a comet, its plasma sheath can measure a million kilometres across or more. Travelling at 20 kilometres per second, a comet will cover one million kilometres in about 14 hours. So, for something of the order of a day, there will be odd electrical effects evident in weather, geomagnetism, auroras and possibly earthquakes. The orbit of the incoming object will diverge from a strictly Newtonian path and will show a tendency to avoid the Earth. However if it remains on a collision course, the electrical stress will finally build to the point where an electrical discharge will fly between the earth and the intruder with the strong likelihood that the ...
108. The Uranians [Books] [de Grazia books]
... with a rounded bronze object standing for the dome of heaven (the boreal opening) whence can be traced the dome of architecture; humans observed, then invented. Some Australians, reported an English traveller of the 1880's, detached and preserved with sacred care the hands of their chiefs or ancestors. Then, "at the sight of an Aurora Australis, all the Kurnai in the camp began to swing one of these dried hands towards the portent, shouting out, send it away! send it away! do not let it burn us up! '"  Still, today, the out-thrust hand is a vulgar insult and curse upon a person in Greece. ...
109. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... The Oresteia has many references to the net of doom in which Agamemnon was caught. Homer describes the net which trapped Ares and Aphrodite as being extremely fine and strong. Artemis, so similar to her brother Apollo, bore the epithet Dictynna (Greek diktys, a net). Apollo was devoutly worshipped by the Hyperboreans, which suggests the Aurora Borealis. There may be a link here with the trident, a lightning symbol. The Roman retiarius or net man had a trident to finish off his victim in the arena when he had him entangled. Altars, structures with horns, to which victims were brought (oxen with horns gilded) to be consumed by fire from the ...
110. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... that 99% of the Universe consists of plasma - ionised gas that can conduct electricity - and that the Universe is criss-crossed and sculpted by titanic electric currents and magnetic fields. ' Alfven points to photographs of nebulae such as the Veil or Orion which often take the form of delicate, lacy filaments. They have an earthly counterpart in the aurora borealis, or northern lights - and does anyone doubt the electromagnetic origin of these? Similar filaments or vortices can be produced in laboratory vacuum equipment and are produced by a magnetic pinch effect'. The current flowing through a plasma surrounds itself with a cylindrical magnetic field, attracting other currents flowing in the same direction. In this way ...
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