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... tied these festivals to the appearance and disappearance of his super-auroral lights of prehistoric times. As he himself argues, 'the auroral lights, in prehistoric times as well as now, are seasonally drowned out by the direct rays of the summer sun', disappearing completely in and around midsummer. [12 'In mythological terms the gods Tammuz, Osiris, and Corey were in the underworld, imprisoned, buried, or sojourning.' [13 The god was then resurrected, or found, when, around what is now September, the aurora would begin to re-emerge until it shone at its brightest in and around midwinter. [14 With the aurora, of course, came the reflected sunlit Earth. True enough, some of these festivals of light fall in and around midwinter and midsummer but many others do not. In fact, a cursory examination of these festivals shows that they fall, or fell, anywhere within eight months out of twelve- in January, May, July, August, September, October, November and December. Any idea of a strictly ...
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72. Geological Genesis [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... around it would be permanently turned towards the primary, there would be no diurnal variation in light and heat, nor seasonal changes. As space exploration continues it becomes more and more obvious that electro-magnetism cannot be ignored. Planets have magnetic fields and magnetospheres extending millions of miles into space. Interactions take place between these and the solar winds. In the case of the Earth at present, because of rotation, such interactions take the form of a dynamo effect which powers an electrical discharge process around the Earth, as evidenced by the Aurora [10. Only a small variation in cosmic flux or sunspot activity leads to a large disturbance in the lower atmosphere via such electric fields [11. Around Saturn, hydrogen extending outside the ring system glows faintly as it is excited by electromagnetic radiation from the Sun. The rings themselves lie in an area of low density plasma and are now thought to be influenced by electromagnetic forces. Ideas that their complexities are controlled by the gravity of shepherding moons have failed for lack of evidence [12. Voyager results show that lightning ...
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73. Vox Popvli [Aeon Journal $]
... problem concerning how sunlight was supposed to get through a completely spherical and reflective canopy in order to illuminate the Earth at all. The conclusion I came to was that Zysman's model doesn't work, but, unless my calculations are completely up the creek (and I would be most interested to see alternative diagrams to the ones presented below from someone who can prove that I am), it is not always for the same reasons Cardona mentions. P= Pole Star O= Observer at about 45 A= Reflected image of N polar aurora area B= Image of part of S polar aurora area above tangential visibility area Note: Reflected images seen as 4 Earth radii beyond canopy and even larger. For starters, the Earth would not, under Zysman's conditions, have been reflected back off the canopy as a sphere. Instead, the entire sky would have appeared as a magnified reflection of the Earth, as if the observer was at the centre of a hollow ball rather than on the surface. Slightly less than a complete hemisphere of canopy would be visible, ...
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74. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... a large dark oval very like the Great Red Spot of Jupiter. Scientists had not expected such complicated patterns because theoretically Neptune should have insufficient heat to drive atmospheric circulation. They have had to propose 'frictionless flows' of gas to explain the observations. One of the biggest surprises to astronomers, but no surprise to us, was provided by Neptune's magnetic field, which is very weak and tilted at 50 degrees to the axis of rotation. It does not originate from the planet's centre but from close to the south magnetic pole. Aurora Generator source: Scientific American May 1989, pp. 54-63 A detailed article describing the interactions between the Earth's magnetic field and the solar wind which gives rise to a vast electrical generator powering the luminous displays we see as the auroras. This will especially interest those who heard Milton Zysman's lecture earlier this year, or who wish to follow up Zysman's theory of reflected auroral images. Incredible Star Turn sources: Scientific American August 1989, pp. 24-32; New Scientist 2.9.89, p. 31 and 9.9.89, p. 41 A ...
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... ;" "north wind;" "the breath of life;" a pillar of smoke; a sword or spear; the central fount or river; "wind of below;" shining column of water or air; a mountain of fire-light. As Talbott himself comments: "Virtually none of the predicted associations and identities make any sense under the appearance of the heavens today." [114 Personally, I cannot agree with Talbott's statement above. Anyone who travels far into Earth's northern regions can witness the spectacle of the aurora borealis. Accounts of this phenomenon as presented in encyclopedias include such descriptions as: "like a colorful illuminated wind;" "sometimes like a massive wall stretching into the sky, reaching from horizon to horizon, sometimes as an illuminated curtain in the wind;" "red, green, gold, silver;" "sometimes transparent." At present, the northern lights do not present the form of a pillar or mountain. It would, however, have been different during the golden age of Saturn. At present ...
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... set of encounter commands are completed and the second set, transmitted to the spacecraft on Monday, begins to execute today. A few residual observations of Callisto and observations of Io and Ganymede complete the observation schedule. The observation plans for Jupiter during this encounter period include a more or less standard set of observations: brightside and darkside maps, North-East-West-South maps, North-South strips, hot spot observations, regional and thermal maps. These observations are complimented by a set of observations that concentrate on the north polar region of Jupiter's atmosphere, including aurora and regions known as haze zones. These haze zones, as their name suggests, are regions of hazy clouds that are associated with and driven by the production of aurora on Jupiter. The observations of these regions will be coordinated among all of the remote sensing instruments for a complete understanding of the processes involved in the production of these hazy cloud regions. <snip> [Wal Thornhill comments: My suggestion, made some years ago, that cloudiness and weather in general, was partly driven by electrical discharges INTO the ionosphere ...
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... a star in Eridanus; in Arabic, throne. cut Heb. habhar, to cut, to divide heavens in astrology. D A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z Damascus Dim ash ka. Slav. dim, smoke; ash, fire; ka (from Egyptian). dance Heb. chaghagh dance, process, reel. Chaghav= ravine. daughter Eg. sat. dawn Heb. or= light; cf. Lat. aurora. destiny Etr. rad; Lat. ratio. destruction Heb. kalah; cf. Sanskrit Kali. destroy Heb. machah; Gk. mache, battle, machaira, cutlass. dithyramb Heb. shiggayon; Gk. sikinnis (a Cretan dance). discern Heb. kerithuth; Gk. krino. Krites= judge. door Eg. seb, thaireaa; Gk. hepta, seven; thura, door. dome Dome of the Rock Heb. kipat hasela; sela, rock. Gk. selas= light. ...
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78. A New Theory of Celtic Festivals [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... 'I shall next consider the derivation of two of the most basic features of the Hindu religious consciousness which could not have originated in India but must have come from some cold region.... from the assumed original habitat of people who spoke the Indo-European languages, that is, the Eurasian plain from the Danube to the Volga. These features are worship of light and worship of fire.' [12 'The whole idea of refulgence as a source of joy would be foreign to India. One would naturally associate it with the aurora borealis. Perhaps such an association of ideas made a great and very conservative Hindu scholar put forward the theory that the Rig-Vedic Aryans had come from the Arctic region, which was absurd.' [13 The 'great and very conservative Hindu scholar' is evidently Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920), who published his 'absurd' theory in a work entitled 'The Arctic Home in the Vedas' as long ago as 1903 [14. Like other 'absurd' ideas as, for example, Velikovsky's planetary collisions, or Wegener's drifting continents, ...
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79. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the Lord, which so frightened the shepherds of the nativity, is suggested by an astronomer to have been a particularly violent display of the northern lights. Percy Seymour, an expert on cosmic magnetic fields, believes, unorthodoxly, that the gravitational pull of the planets can raise tides on the surface of the Sun which leads to solar storms and affects Earth's magnetic field. If the planetary line up occurred, which others suggest explains the 'star' of the wise man, this may have caused unusually fierce magnetic storms in which the Aurora Borealis could be seen much further south than normal. Yet another pyramid theory The Great Pyramid, BBC2, 6.2.94 Adrian Gilbert and Robert Bauval reassessed the Pyramid Texts and came up with a new astronomical theory for the reason behind the building of the pyramids. Osiris is associated with the constellation of Orion and Isis with the star Sirius. Retrogressive calculations indicate that the mysterious shafts in the Great Pyramid would have pointed to a star in Orion's belt and to Sirius at the time they were built. The pyramids, therefore, were ...
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80. Geological Genesis [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... be permanently turned towards the primary, there would be no diurnal variation in light and heat, nor seasonal changes.- As space exploration continues it becomes more and more obvious that electro-magnetism cannot be ignored. Planets have a magnetic field and a magnetosphere extending millions of miles into space. Interactions take place between these and the solar winds. In the case of the Earth at present, due to rotation, such interactions take the form of a dynamo effect which powers an electrical discharge process around the Earth, as evidenced by the Aurora. Only a small variation in cosmic flux or sunspot activity leads to a large disturbance in the lower atmosphere via such electric fields. Around Saturn, hydrogen extending outside the ring system glows faintly as excited by electromagnetic radiation from the Sun.- The rings themselves lie in an area of low density plasma and are now thought to be influenced by electromagnetic forces, after ideas of their complexities being controlled by the gravity of shepherding moons failed to produce such moons in evidence. Voyager results show that lightning discharges across the rings are ...
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