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61. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 5 No 2 (Apr 1983) Home | Issue Contents Letters Calendars and Time Dear Sir, Recently I decided to dig out the back numbers of Workshop and browse through them. I found a very interesting correspondence on Calendars and Time carried on by Michael Reade, Mike Rowland and George Hollaseter. After all this time may I put in my spoke? In Workshop No. 2 Michael Reade says: ". .. in a purely lunar system, one can also identify the days within a month by the shape and size of the moon .. . a very practical substitute for the modern printed calendar. One thus only has to consult ...
62. The Ninsianna tablets, a preliminary reconstruction [Journals] [SIS Review]
... been necessary to repeat the whole process for different epochs until ultimately a self-consistent pattern of variations has again emerged. It has also been necessary to apply two types of retro-calculation to find the longitudes - orthodox Julian retro-calculation and special Babylonian or Assyrian retro-calculation - as it has become apparent in the course of the analysis that a minimum of three different calendars is involved (further discussed below under Results'). Figure 1. Observed spin rate of Earth (Babylonian days per Babylonian year, merging into Assyrian days per Assyrian year). Each point on the graph marks the average spin rate between two neighbouring Events; it only represents a stabilised spin rate when three or more Events share ...
63. Astronomical Computation [Books]
... a year, and determine the shortest day (winter solstice) and the longest day (summer solstice). Shorter periods could be determined by using the regular return of the full moon (lunar month) or the phases of the moon (weeks). We may thus suppose that very early in his history man devised some kind of calendar, which, although lacking the precision of modern computation, gave him the correct number of days in the year. Any discrepancy could easily have been detected during an adult's lifetime. For example, an error of a quarter of a day per year would have given a difference of ten days in forty years, and this would doubtless ...
64. Stonehenge: What Was It? [Journals] [Horus]
... today, the waxing and waning of the Moon has been the astronomical basis of the month. The Moon circles the Earth once in a fraction over 29.5 days. During that time it completes one set of phases. It was quite obvious to ancient observers that coordination of lunar months with solar years could provide a natural, ready-made calendar cycle. There are many examples in ancient history of luni-solar calendar systems based on the fact that there are 235 lunar months in 19 solar years. I will state at the outset that this was the purpose, or at least the end result, of the mysterious megalithic structure called Stonehenge. Stonehenge Since the solar year contains 365 ¼ ...
65. Hans Schindler Bellamy info wanted [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... 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.  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.  The Great Idol of Tiahuanco. An interpretation in the light of the Hoerbiger ...
... [2 ] The Sothic period, a computation based on the rising of the star Sothis (Spdt in Egyptian), or Sirius, became the alpha and omega for the numerical construction of Egyptian chronology. The Egyptian year, for a considerably long period of history, consisted of 360 days; at some date in history, in a calendar reform, five days were added to the year. Under the Ptolemies another reform was contemplated-introducing a leap year every four years. In -238, in the ninth year of Ptolemy III Euergetes, a priestly decree was published in the Delta. In the last century it was found in Tanis and is known as the Canopus Decree for the ...
67. Chapter 3 Astronomical Sothic Dating [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... pharaohs ruled. What was needed was a way to establish an absolute date so that the chronology would have an anchor with which to fix the entire series of dynasties and their pharaohs. The solution to this problem lay in astronomy, as Ceram states: "But the unique boon which Egypt offered the historians of ancient times was the Egyptian calendar. "This calendar was priceless because it was relatively easy to understand and almost identical with the Julian calendar. . . . By means of this calendar the scholars arrived at their first fixed points in the ancient history of the Near East."1 In order to fix the history of Egypt, astronomy seemed to hold the key ...
68. An Investigation into the Reality of the Early Medieval Dark Age [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of chronology must be incorrect. Niemitz's account is seriously flawed, in failing to include any mention of Ravenna (an essential key to understanding the origin of the Aachen chapel in the orthodox scheme) and in making the unqualified (and hence misleading) statement that art historians explain and describe artefacts and buildings of this period as anachronistic'. Calendar reforms After his section on the Aachen chapel, Niemitz went on to address the issues of the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the 10 days deleted in the transition to the latter. Unfortunately, he did not appear to know the full story. He realised that an error of 10 days in the Julian calendar was detected in 1582, ...
69. Thoth Vol I, No. 24: October 20, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... here that an underlying logic is at work, running from the specific to the general, from the archetype to the symbol. Quetzalcoatl died at a critical moment in cosmic history, a moment signified by both the end and the beginning of the time-reckoning cycle, mythically the end of one world age and the beginning of another. In the calendar system and in the sacred rites, the cyclical principle established by the life and death of Quetzalcoatl is both repeated and generalized: as above, so below; as before, so again. Hence, kings will die on the day One Reed, the day that Quetzalcoatl's heart-soul departed to become the planet Venus. What, then, ...
70. Further Thoughts On Time [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Workshop No. 3 (Nov 1978) Home | Issue Contents Further Thoughts On Time by Mike Rowland MICHAEL Reade's interesting article on the perplexities of Man's relationship with time (WORKSHOP No. 2) prompts me to suggest other lines of thought, particularly with regard to the present-day calendar. It is often true that children have much more difficulty grasping the machinations of the calendar than they do the clock. A superficial glance would suggest a total lack of logic about the calendar, thus the need for the rhyme: "Thirty days hath September, April, June and November...." etc. The Americans had a two -day holiday this year ...
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