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11. Sacred Science Institute [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2002:1 (Sep 2002) Home¦ Issue Contents Sacred Science Institute www.sacredscience.com Reprints of Rare Masterpieces: Ancient Calendars& Constellations by Hon. Emmeline M. Plunket: 1903 263p. With 26 Plates Of Calendars& Constellations. A Rare& Important Work On The Classification& Analysis Of The Ancient Calendar Systems& Their Relation To Astronomical Phenomena. Contents: Accadian Calendar: 200 BC, 2000 BC, 3800 BC, Ancient Calendar Siderial; Modern Calendar Tropical; Constellation Aries; Solstice In Aries 6000 BC; Stars Recede From Seasons; Equinox In Aries 200 BC; Aries, Leader Of Signs; Antediluvian Astronomy; "Knowing Good& Evil"; Aries Not Conspicuous& Widely Honored; Market A Season; Two Calendars In Egypt; Amen's Ram-Headed Symbols; Amen& Egyptian Year; Amen& Aries; Fixed& Vague Years; Temple Orientated To Aries; Zodiac Prehistoric. GU, Eleventh Constellation Of Zodiac: Uncertain Meaning; GU=GULA=BAU; Winter Solstice In Aquarius; Aries& Aquarius; Rival Calendars. Median ...
12. Calendar calculating by "idiot savants" [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 65: Sep-Oct 1989 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Calendar calculating by "idiot savants" M.J.A. Howe and J. Smith have reported on an extensive study of calendar-calculating by individuals with otherwise subnormal intelligence. It is very clear that these so-called "idiot savants" use a variety of mental techniques, all rather different from rote memory, such as employed by memorizers of pi. First, we present Howe-and-Smith's abstract; then, a particularly interesting specific case. "A number of mentally handicapped individuals are able to solve difficult calendar date problems such as specifying the day of the week for a particular date, sometimes over spans of more than 100 years. These individuals are self-taught and do not follow procedures at all similar to the usual, published, algorithms. An investigation of one individual revealed that he retained considerable information about the structure of days in particular months, probably as visual images. His skill closely depended on the extent and form of his knowledge of calendars ...
... From: Horus Vol. 2 No. 3 (Fall 1986) Home¦ Issue Contents Setting And Using The Stonehenge Nineteen Year Sun-Moon Calendar Alban Wall Introduction The use of the Stonehenge as a solar-lunar calendar was described in the last issue of HORUS, based on material previously published in KRONOS. In the following we show how the operation of the calendar can be demonstrated by actually using it. Before reading the instructions below the reader is advised to study Figure 1 carefully. Notice that it has been aligned to conform to map conventions (North at top of page). When day and night are of equal length in Spring and Fall (March 21st and September 21st) sunrise will occur along the East-West line. Notice that the Sun rises North of East during the Spring and Summer, and South of East during the Fall and Winter. Its daily movement along the horizon comes to a stop and reverses direction at the Summer Solstice (June 21st), and Winter Solstice (December 21st), the longest and shortest days of the year. The ...
14. Calendars Revisited [The Velikovskian $]
... . Many of the 84 theses in the original article have been either deleted or modified and the entire set of theses has been renumbered. Indeed, the changes throughout the paper have been so numerous and sweeping that a change of title seemed in order as well! The 84 theses that constitute the main part of this paper are intended as a guide for those who want a better grasp of the interrelationships of various ancient calendars, especially insofar as they have a bearing upon the work of Immanuel Velikovsky. (1) The Julian calendar contains 12 schematic (that is, non-lunar) months: February has 28 days; April, June, September and November have 30 days each; and January, March, May, July, August, October and December have 31 days each. Every fourth year is a leap year, with an additional day assigned to February. Thus, the Julian year averages exactly 365.2500 days. The original version of the Julian calendar did not have a February 29 in leap years; rather, a second February 24 was observed. ...
15. Hans Schindler Bellamy info wanted [SIS Internet Digest $]
... and Man. A reinterpretation, pp. 351. Faber& Faber: London, 1936. 8o. [8 Moons, Myths and Man. A reinterpretation. [A reissue.. Moons, Myths and Man, etc. Harper& Bros.: New York& London; printed in Great Britain, 1938. 8o., [9 Moons, Myths and Man, etc. (Second revised and augmented edition.), pp. 312. Faber& Faber: London, 1949. 8o. [10 The Calendar of Tiahuanco. A disquisition on the time measuring system of the oldest civilization in the world. [With plates.Bellamy. Hans Schindler, and Allan Peter, pp. 440. Faber& Faber: London, 1956. 8o. [11 The Great Idol of Tiahuanco. An interpretation in the light of the Hoerbiger theory of satellites of the glyphs carved on its surface, Bellamy. Hans Schindler and Allan Peter. p. 192. pl. 4. Faber& Faber: London, 1959. 8o. Follow-up ...
16. On Sothic Dating: Some Preliminary Remarks [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VI No. 1 (Fall 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents On Sothic Dating: Some Preliminary Remarks Lewis M. Greenberg The conventional reconstruction of Egyptian history is based on the assumption that the Egyptians regulated their calendar according to the heliacal rising of the star Sothis( Spdt in Egyptian), or Sirius. This is known as Sothic dating, and it has become the pillar of support for reckoning the absolute chronology of ancient Egypt. In the words of Montet: "Were it not for the dates determined by the Sothic Cycle which provide a few fixed points of reference, Egyptian chronology would be a very uncertain field." The application of Sothic dating presumes, among other things: 1) That Sothic astronomical calculations do, in fact, have historical validity; 2) That the calendar of Egypt remained unaltered throughout that period of history to which Sothic dating is applied; 3) That certain statements (see below) made by the Latin author Censorinus are definitive. As it happens, all of the above may be ...
17. The origin of the sacred 260 day calendar of the early Mesoamerican civilisations: a hypothesis [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents The origin of the sacred 260 day calendar of the early Mesoamerican civilisations: a hypothesis by Bob Johnson Summary The Maya were obsessed with cycles of time, but the 'sacred cycle' of 260 days has no known relationship to naturally occurring cycles of our era. By combining the welldocumented old year of 360 days and a hypothetical period of orbital revolution for Venus of 260 days into a new calendar round, a simple means of predicting the appearances of the planet is generated. Evidence for the assumption of a 360 day year and changes in the period of Venus are presented in support of the hypothesis. The Dresden Codex appears to be a late attempt to reconcile this simple predictor mechanism with the actual movements in the skies of our era, in which much of the simplicity is lost. The longevity of the 260 day sacred calendar may be due in part to the inherent conservatism of the Mesoamerican peoples, and in part to the resonances between the new calendar round ...
18. Calendars [Kronos $]
... 1981 by Lynn E. Rose The 84 theses that constitute the main part of this paper are intended as a guide for those who wish to obtain a better grasp of the interrelationships of various ancient calendars, especially insofar as they have a bearing upon the work of Immanuel Velikovsky. These theses are generally consistent with what Velikovsky wrote in the Supplement, "Astronomy and Chronology", to Peoples of the Sea, although most of them are not explicitly stated either there or anywhere else in Velikovsky's writings.*** The Julian calendar in the form that has become familiar contains twelve schematic (that is, non-lunar) months: February has 28 days; April, June, September, and November have 30 days each; and January, March, May, July, August, October, and December have 31 days each. Every fourth year is a leap year, with an additional day assigned to February. Thus the Julian year averages exactly 365 1/4 days. (The original version of the Julian calendar seems to have assigned somewhat different lengths ...
19. Stonehenge - A Calendar? (Forum) [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. IX No. 1 (Fall 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum Stonehenge- A Calendar? To the Editor of KRONOS: Alban Wall's "A Calendric View of Stonehenge" (KRONOS VIII:2, pp. 35-46) promises a major breakthrough in understanding the purpose of Stonehenge. However. since the Sun marker completes a revolution around the Aubrey Circle in 13 x 28= 364 days, one day a year must be skipped and an additional day must be skipped every four years to keep in step. Only with such an adjustment can one end up with exactly 247 revolutions in 19 years (pp. 37-38). Presumably, this was done at the summer solstice; and the correction was at first based on observation until a rule such as suggested above was devised. Accurate observation of the solstices and the equinox, especially the winter solstice, is possible via the shadow of a pole planted on Silbury Hill, which was evidently constructed for such a purpose. The tip of the shadow would fall at the foot ...
20. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... answer to "What if..." questions. But Velikovsky's followers seem to be increasing, and his name will be remembered. Who knows how soon it may find the place it deserves in scientific annals? Congratulations again. Keep up the good work. J. JOSEPHINE LEAMER Denver, Colorado New Year Resolution Sir, In SISR III:4, p. 91, an excerpt was reprinted from Everyday Life of the Maya by Ralph Whitlock, which tells us the following about the Mayan sacred year: "The second calendar was concerned with the Tzolkin and was regarded as sacred. It consists of 20 'months' of 13 days. The total of days was thus 260, a figure which bears no relationship to any natural calendar. How or why it originated is a mystery." Although the possibility that in very ancient times (before the Venus catastrophes) the year may have consisted of 260 days cannot be dismissed too lightly, I think there may be a more straightforward explanation for the origin of the sacred 260-day year. Let us assume ...
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