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11. The New Orthodoxy's Respect for Fact [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... other fish. Claiming to be "more interested in Velikovsky's unorthodox method of enquiry and physical theory" than in his specific claims, Gould lists in consecutive sentences the following: (1 ) "He begins with [a ] working hypothesis...." (2 ) "He then attempts to find some physical explanation, however bizarre...." (seeking, perhaps, Lyell's elegant and exciting scientific hypothesis?) (3 ) "Most scientists would do exactly the opposite...." (4 ) "the last important scientific (sic) work that used Velikovsky's method [ 'pure' reason?] - Thomas Burnet's SACRED THEORY OF ...
12. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... before it fell apart in a series of catastrophic events. In reconstructing the events in the formation and destruction of this configuration, certain demands which the theory raises have to be met. These events should also have left tell-tale marks on the terrestrial environment. Introduction For those who are not familiar with the Saturnian configuration', the theory, bizarre in the extreme, can be reduced to its simplest form by positing that the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth were once much closer to each other. More than that, they were strung out in a linear conformation, in the order given above, which Frederic Jueneman once jocularly described as a celestial shish-kebab'. They ...
13. The Unworkable Polar Saturn [Journals] [Aeon]
... the supposedly Saturnian entity having phases like those the Moon now has, whence this model is not to be reconstructed from myth, while all of the criteria which apply to it are vitally relevant to what is reconstructed from myth. 4. Immobile Suspension Two models which celestial mechanics make feasible having been excluded by the various cited factors, more bizarre systems may now be reviewed. These include suspension models. In both suspension models, Earth orbits the Sun in synchronism with Saturn, which is somewhat further from the Sun than the Earth. By this, Earth is stably suspended between the Sun and Saturn. In the immobile suspension model, one side of Earth is turned always to ...
14. Velikovsky's Legacy [Articles]
... decade or so, Talbott and I have occupied ourselves with trying to discover the objective basis for this unusual but highly specific set of motives uniting Venus and comets. From whichever vantage point we approached the problem, the trail consistently led to a lost age associated with Saturn. Whichever body of mythical tradition we explored, we found the same bizarre references to a once great but now lost sun-god-Saturn-and his beloved consort-Venus-the latter of whom deserted her companion and threatened to destroy the world. All told, a wealth of evidence suggests that at a relatively recent date (certainly within the last 5-10,000 years), Venus participated in a very unusual celestial configuration, one which found the ...
15. Thoth Vol II, No. 10: June 15, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... taken as typical: "And whenever these comets appear, they are an evil portent, which the diviners and soothsayers appease. They assuredly foretell public disasters, enslavements of nations, desolations of cities, deaths of kings." Eclipses, similarly, were thought to signal the imminent end of the world, anxious skywatchers performing all sorts of bizarre rituals to appease and banish the evil spirits responsible for the all-encompassing darkness. How is it possible to understand such widespread beliefs? Modern astronomers, accustomed to seeing comets and eclipses come and go without catastrophic consequences-much less the end of the world! -quite naturally approach these ancient beliefs with a measure of incredulity, much as adults view ...
16. The Ship of Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... may appear as separate symbols, they are only as "separate" as the crescent and enclosure. Pathway and Temple/City Wall It follows further from this line of reasoning that the ship, in its daily circuit, revolved around the wall of the cosmic temple or the boundary of the celestial city. And though the idea may seem bizarre (certainly nothing in the character of our Sun or Moon would suggest such a belief), it is hard to imagine that ancient symbolists could have overlooked the idea if our model of the ship is valid. It is therefore significant that throughout ancient Egypt, the priests commemorated the ship's daily revolution by fashioning an image of the ship ...
17. Indra's Theft of the Sun-God's Wheel [Journals] [Aeon]
... heavens? It is our opinion that this episode refers to a spectacular series of events during which Venus became dislodged from its pivotal position along the axis, after which it appeared to fall from heaven, assuming a comet-like appearance prior to resuming a stable orbit. (128) Support for this conclusion can be found upon examination of the many bizarre traditions surrounding the various weapons of war-gods throughout the ancient world. A review of the evidence leads to the following conclusion: In whatever form the planet Venus was envisaged by the ancients, whether it be as goddess, star, wheel, eye, thunderbolt, dragon, torch, heart-soul, etc., in that form was it ...
18. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Journals] [Aeon]
... birth." (44) Alas, the influence of the Soma was not always positive in nature. Thus it is elsewhere said to have driven Indra to patricide. (45) Solar Hero or Storm God? Having recounted the most celebrated deeds of Indra the question arises as to their ultimate origin and significance. Certainly there are some bizarre images involved. A hero who upon birth assumes a gigantic form; an infant who rescues the gods by waging battle with a sun-eclipsing dragon; the release of heavenly waters of bovine form; etc. Were it not that such traditions conform to a widespread pattern associated with the birth of the warrior-hero one might be tempted to accept them ...
19. THE ROAD TO SATURN (EXCERPTS FROM AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY) [Journals] [Aeon]
... the Earth and caused the deluge. The water, which fell on Earth in torrential rains, was warm and salty and resulted in more than doubling the Earth's hydrosphere. Jupiter reacted differently. It fissioned and expelled from itself the comet that was later to cause the catastrophe of the Exodus before turning into the planet we now call Venus. Bizarre as this scenario appeared at the time- and how tame it now looks when compared to what else was yet to come- it answered one major riddle which had been plaguing me ever since I had entered the Saturnian maze. Although Velikovsky himself does not seem to have been much concerned with the myths of primal beginnings, I finally had the ...
20. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [Journals] [Aeon]
... by Kronia Communications, on September 23 and 24, 2000. Still in its shortened version, it has, since then, been published in Chronology & Catastrophism Review. The full version appears for the first time below. Part I The Polar Saturn 1. INTRODUCTION For those who are not familiar with the Saturnian configuration, the theory, bizarre in the extreme, can be reduced to its simplest form by positing that the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars, and Earth were once much closer to each other. More than that, they were strung out in a linear conformation, in the order given above, which Frederic Jueneman once jocularly described as a celestial shish-kebab. In ...
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