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91. The River of Ocean [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of Jormungand, the Aztec serpent and the ocean were different entities, the one surrounding the other. In view of Shelley-Pearce's statement that metaphors had their roots in concrete experience', one is led to ask: what is there in the ocean that inspires the image of a serpent encircling it with tail in mouth? Why should such a bizarre notion be commonly found in such widespread and such dissimilar societies? And why would it have persisted well into the Christian era? The planet Saturn, encircled with a RING, formed of serpents, ' a plate in Vol. VII of Indian Antiquities by Thomas Maurice (London, 1800). Illustration: D. Rohl] The ...
92. Thoth Vol II, No. 14: Sept 15, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... he is inseparably identified, servitude to a great king, murder of a great king, abduction of the daughter of a great king, torrid love affair with the daughter of a great king, confrontation with chaos powers (dragons and other monsters), defeat of chaos powers, and a good deal more, down to numerous remarkable or bizarre details ranging from intimate associations with a cosmic pillar to such potentially comic episodes as being dressed, or disguised as a woman. These unexplained but recurring motifs are, in fact, far too numerous to be detailed here, but must all be confronted under the rules of the comparative approach. On the cosmic origins of these motifs I ...
93. Velikovsky: A Personal Chronological Perspective of His Final Years [Journals] [Aeon]
... , by way of his publisher, that I actively sought him out, initially through curiosity and later, after receiving a treasured reply, through a deeper, more studious interest in both him and his work. But so much has been written and discussed about Velikovsky over the last forty years that it would be redundant to recount the many bizarre and frequently unpleasant episodes which perforated this skein of years. It is, however, because so very little has been said about Velikovsky, the man- except perhaps in parody or vituperation- that I thought it would be most appropriate to relate a chronology of a few of the more human and pleasant, if not humorous, encounters ...
94. Mons Veneris [Journals] [Aeon]
... and set upon the same mountain. Hence the anomaly presented by the additional fact that similar analogous traditions can be found throughout the ancient world. The Hindu Mount Meru, to take but one of numerous examples, likewise presides over the rising and setting of the ancient sun-god. (32) Indeed, it is the very prevalence of this bizarre theme which should alert us to the possibility that the ancients were describing a cosmos radically different from the one known to modern astronomers. The Mountain of Heaven and Earth Another name for the sacred mountain in Sumerian cosmology was hursag, invoked as "the mountain of heaven and earth" in an early hymn (hur-sag-an-ki-bi-da). (33 ...
95. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Cretaceous, and in Argentina finds of late carnosaurs get bigger and bigger. However the overall picture of dinosaur evolution is rapidly changing. The standard view of the Cretaceous was derived entirely from North American and Mongolian fossils but many recent finds from the southern hemisphere paint a different picture, with the south a land of giants and Africa producing a bizarre collection of creatures unknown before. During the Jurassic there was the one continental mass of Pangea and the same dinosaurs are known from all areas but by the Cretaceous continental drift is supposed to have split this into northern Laurasia and southern Gondwana, which further separated into smaller pieces. At the time Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the north, the south ...
96. Discussion [Journals] [Aeon]
... stone," whose secrets were shrouded in the mysteries of alchemy, later recalled in the masonic traditions. Vast numbers of iron tools were not necessary. Nor do the stones of the pyramids show their cutting marks. Nor have sufficient numbers of iron tools ever been found anywhere near the pyramids of Giza. (4 ) It is particularly bizarre to see Heinsohn celebrate the building of the pyramids as heralding a new era of celestial order. Revisionist historians back to the days of Pensee have noted the colossal earthquake which shattered the lintel over one of the interior chambers of the Great Pyramid. Velikovsky himself noted that the unparalleled mass of stones used to build the pyramids clearly indicated an ...
97. The Scars Of Mars Part II [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... categories of evidence must be sifted before a mature theory can be formed concerning the dry river beds of Mars. A mature scientific theory is one that addresses the facts, regardless of its fresh or non-traditional approach. The presence of numerous dry river beds on a planet which never had a climate or water clouds is itself seemingly unorthodox- even bizarre. Even more bizarre is the fact that Mars' rivers flowed at very high velocities despite its relatively low gravitational force. The dry river beds on Mars may be anomalous, but they are much more factual than Lowell's canals and oases. Theory Number One proposes that an ice ball had an orbit intersecting Mars' present orbit. It ...
98. Heretics, Dogmatists and Science's Reception of New Ideas (Part 4) [Journals] [Kronos]
... pictures further than any other publication, the caption stated: "The radar pictures must be taken as convincing evidence not just that Venus is indeed a rocky, Earth-like planet, but that the tectonic processes of seafloor' spreading and continental drift, associated with the rift systems, occur on Venus as on Earth." This interpretation is especially bizarre in light of the absence of any subduction zones detected on Venus.(209) Then, the conclusion: "And, by the way, none of these features can be explained in terms of the cometary' origin of Venus, out of Jupiter, around which the Velikovskian cult has grown up." When Gribbin was asked ...
99. Thoth Vol I, No. 23: August 17, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... the simple plasma cosmological explanation for the goings-on in active galactic nuclei is quite a phenomenon in its own right and worthy of study by those in the human sciences. It is an object lesson in the failure in practice of The Scientific Method, which requires a constant re-examination of the assumptions which underpin a theory- especially when that theory is so bizarre as to predict Black Holes. (I sported a T-shirt some years ago which had in bold letters: "Black Holes Exist", with a tiny subtitle: "In astronomers' heads".) The features of the small disk (the plasmoid in plasma cosmology) and the jets emanating from the disk are precisely those found ...
100. Poleshifts, Catastrophes, And Myths [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... of miraculous events. We have no evidence one way or the other; but it is at least conceivable."19 On the other hand, Martin Gardner and his associates at the Skeptical Inquirer, while all this foment is unfolding regarding the mythic interpretation of historical celestial catastrophism, in their usual dogmatic fashion, dismiss myth as only "bizarre speculation." "To support his conviction that the Old Testament is accurate history, Newton worked out an elaborate chronology of Earth's history, drawing on astronomical data such as eclipses and star motions, and legend... which he took as genuine events. With incredible ingenuity he tried to harmonize Biblical history with secular histories of the ...
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