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131. Kadmos: The Primeval King [Journals] [Kronos]
... well as that attributed to Kykreus, the legendary first ruler of Salamis. On this feature of Greek history, Jane Harrison was led to remark that "for some reason or another, each and every traditional Athenian king was regarded as being in some sense a snake".(27) THE SERPENTINE DEITIES How are we to understand these bizarre traditions associated with the early Greek kings? While all sorts of explanations have been offered ranging from euhemeristic to psychoanalytic, the reason for the serpentine form of these primeval kings in my opinion, is that each of these kings was originally a god, one who would frequently assume the form of a serpent. Puzzling as it may be ...
132. The Kaaba [Journals] [Kronos]
... Zamzam, now in the courtyard of the Sacred Mosque, right next to the Kaaba. It was due to the saving of his son by this spring that Abraham, in later years, was said to have built the Kaaba at its site. Actually, the myth of the Kaaba, as preached by Muslim theologians, is somewhat more bizarre and runs along these lines: The archetype of the Kaaba was believed to have been constructed in heaven before god created Adam. Adam himself replicated the heavenly shrine on Earth in its present location which was, at that time, directly beneath its celestial counterpart. Following Adam's death, his son Seth looked after the shrine and kept it ...
133. On Celestial Mechanics [Journals] [Pensee]
... theory. Reverting to the electrification of dust as the prime cause of these atmospheric electrical discharges, it may be recalled that while quasars were soon seen to be associated with dust in 1963, as is now generally agreed by the Burbidges, Hoyle, Wickramasingh, Okuda and others, all still disclaim any knowledge of the reason for this rather bizarre association. The director of the Electrical Research Association, where this work was carried out, wrote a letter to Nature in June, 1970, headed "Dust," enquiring why they continued to express their complete ignorance, since the answer had been given eight years before the discovery of the first quasar. The editor changed the letter's ...
134. Forum [Journals] [Pensee]
... ? The Director of Jodrell Bank radiotelescope establishment, Professor Sir Bernard Lovell, has informed me there is no one at that famous research center capable of commenting on Bruce's theory! Again, it seems another member of the establishment does not have the courage to say why he ignores the theory, yet one of his lectures recently put forward the bizarre idea that the energy of quasars may be derived from large numbers of pulsars struggling to emerge from the nucleus. Professors Sir Fred Hoyle and Geoffrey Burbage have preferred to keep silent when pressed for their opinion, like the learned and dignified academics of the year 1610 who refused to look through Galileo's telescope when he could see the moons of ...
135. Review, Notes and Letters [Journals] [Pensee]
... , was thus concerned with the reasons for the subsequent misinterpretations of extant texts pertaining to cosmic catastrophes, and not to the existence of those texts. This seemingly straightforward distinction was to be buried underneath the mountain of vituperation which followed upon the publication of Worlds in Collision. On March 13,1950, for example, Time magazine ran a bizarre review of Worlds in Collision which, in addition to other peculiarities, explained how Venus is supposed to have "frightened the whole human race into a collective amnesia' which kept her misbehavior from being recorded." And "The myths [which Velikovsky cites] speak cryptically, and Dr. Velikovsky thinks that that is probably because folks ...
136. He Who Shines by Day [Books] [de Grazia books]
... warrior; she enjoyed the confidence of Zeus to an extent unequaled by any other god. In the Iliad (iv, 74), she sweeps down upon the Trojan plain like "a shooting star," trailing fire. She was furthermore the most creative god, mother of invention, teacher of the arts and sciences. It is bizarre that we should find her the female counterpart of Hephaestus. But that she was, of course, an evil destroyer as well, emerges from many an earlier description. She was, in the Greek mind, a desexualized good-bad mother. Many deeds ascribed to her directly and indirectly would make lame and slow Hephaestus appear quite harmless and ...
137. In Defense Of The Saturn Thesis [Journals] [Aeon]
... " was at the same angle to the Solar System's ecliptic plane as at present. James continues with: "Saturn itself would have provided extra heat and light in the northern hemisphere, while the southern part had to make do with ordinary sunlight."  But, at the risk of making the Saturnian scenario appear even more bizarre, this only entailed during the configuration's sojourn within the Solar System. There is now reason to believe that, much as Ralph Juergens had suggested back in 1977,  the Saturnian configuration, including Earth itself, was once extraneous to the Solar System. Thus, during this earlier time, no sunlight could have bathed Earth's ...
138. Sothis and the Morning Star in the Pyramid Texts [Journals] [Aeon]
... hawk-headed lion with the tails of a lion and hawk, and in his hands, which are those of a man, he holds a bow and a club...Sept is mentioned even in the Book of the Dead with the attributes of a god of war. (63) Several passages in the Pyramid Texts allude to the bizarre circumstances of Spd.w's conception, which is said to have occurred as a result of Isis' consorting with Osiris upon the latter's death: "You have placed her upon your phallus and your seed issues into her, she being ready (spdt) as Sothis (Spdt), and Har Sopd issues from you as Horus who ...
... spurious. More recently, Carl 216 Beyond Velikovsky Sagan [353, 356- 59, 361] has stated (but not illustrated) the point. "[ That] stories reported as direct observation in the ancient chronicles are strictly true" was quite a common assumption in earlier times, and "attempts to find some physical explanation, however bizarre" were also made. "The last important scientific work that used Velikovsky's method [was] Thomas Burnet's Sacred Theory of the Earth, first published in the i 68os" [12 7] --cf. number i above. .. . other searchers for meaning in ancient sources... the epic-minded Ignatius Donnelly, the serio-humorous ...
140. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... ancient, reptilian parts of our brain (the R complex). Notwithstanding which, dreams about falling are said to reflect our arboreal origins as primates, and those about snakes our mammalian fear of reptiles. If he perseveres to the end, therefore, the innocent reader will have supped on a random array of information, alternately entertaining and bizarre, will have felt his flesh creep with stories of dragons, and will conclude with some mildly uplifting exhortations to trust to reason and science rather than the occult or irrational - a nice touch this in a book so profoundly unscientific. Will he have learned anything about the evolution and nature of human intelligence? Not much. It is ...
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