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71. The Aubrey Holes of Stonehenge (Concluded) [Kronos $]
... coincidence to Dr. Eddy and suggested a possible cultural, as well as an actual, connection.(28) This was at a time when his then current papers made no mention of such a correspondence. My suggestion evoked no comment but I see now, in a more recent article, that the 28 spokes of the Big Horn Medicine Wheel, as it is called, and the 56 Aubrey holes of Stonehenge are being connected.(29) I also notice that Stonehenge is now openly being referred to as a solar calendar although it was not very long ago that this designation was being shunned.(30) On a different front, Professor Barry Fell is a member of a new breed of scholars who have recently been pushing an old idea to the forefront of public notice. This is the idea of European contact with the continent of America long before the days of Leif Ericson and Columbus.* One of these contacts is now supposed to have been a wave of Celtic immigrants.(31) Fell, along with others, has apparently ...
72. Magi, The Quest for a Secret Tradition by Adrian Gilbert [SIS C&C Review $]
... useful. Adrian Gilbert wanted to know if the story of the wise men, Magi, in Matthew's Gospel chapter 2 and an Apocryphal Gospel [1 had any foundation in fact and whether it might be possible to trace a tradition of ancient esoteric knowledge. As a result of his investigations he invents a tale of what the wise men saw in the sky and how it was interpreted according to the astrology and politics of the time. What will interest SIS readers is some of the early historical data and speculation and also the changing calendar at the turn of the millennium BC/AD and earlier. The book takes the form of a travelogue interwoven with sections of history, not all of which will be familiar, and which are not in chronological order. There is reference to early church history, art and architecture, the Templars, Crusades and many other subjects. The result is a bit of a hotch-potch and rather confusing: sometimes detailed discussion of an event or artefact is followed by a jump of one or several centuries to the next point- e.g ...
73. Chapter XXVI: the Sothic Cycle and the Use Made of it [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... all the differences of opinion which exists; and which are so ably referred to by Krall in his masterly analysis [1 to which I own myself deeply indebted. The tremendously involved state of the problem may be gathered from the fact that the authorities are not yet decided whether many of the dates met with in the inscriptions really belong to a fixed or a vague year! Let us, rather, put ourselves in the place of the old Egyptians, and inquire how, out of the materials they had at hand, a calendar could be constructed in the simplest way. They had the vague year and the Sirius year, so related, as we have seen, that the successive coincidences of the 1st Thoth in both years took place after an interval of 1460 years. Now, for calendar purposes, they wanted not only to know the days of the years, but the years of the cycle. This latter is the only point we need consider here. How were they to do this? The easiest way would be to conceive a great year ...
74. The Blind Pharaoh [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... for a thousand years" was the effort of Piankhi the Ethiopian, which led to the alleged 23rd dynasty. [7 Wilson dated this war's beginning about -720 (according to Romanist reckoning) and the foundation of the dynasty to 745. The reasons for these dates are nowhere to be located in his book, or anywhere else. Apparently it never obtruded on Professor Wilson's meditation of the black dynasties of Egypt that the Ethiopian triumph over the empire may have been related to the cosmic calamity which induced the creation of the new Oriental calendar based on the "era of Nabonassar," the emperor of Assyria. The era started in -747, and Ptolemy of Alexander considered this year the first precisely dated in the history of antiquity. "It is from that moment that the records of eclipses begin which Ptolemy used."[8 The weightily erudite German Hugo Winckler held the opinion that what made Nabonassar reform the calendar was a "sun-rise" in the zodiac chamber of the Lion at the spring equinox of 747. The New Year opened in Babylonia now on ...
75. Advert [Horus $]
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76. Chapter XXIV: the Years of 360 and 365 Days [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... , one may ask whether it is not possible that the use of the 360-day year, and the complications which it involved, may have had something to do with the foundation of the solar temples. Let us attempt to put ourselves, in imagination, in the place of the ancient Egyptians after the use of this 360-day year had been continued for any length of time. It is perfectly certain that now in this part of the Nile valley, now in that, everybody, from Pharaoh to fellah, must have got his calendar into the most' hopeless confusion, compared with which" the year of confusion" was mere child's-play, and that the exact determination of the times, either of state functions or sowing, reaping, or the like, by means of such a calendar would have been next to impossible. As each year dropped 5 days, it is evident that in about seventy years 365.25/ 5.25 a cycle was accomplished, in which New Year's Day swept through all the months. The same month (so far as its name was ...
77. Ankylosis in the Chronology of Reconstructed History? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... mentioned in the Eponym Lists (2). These again have been linked to Greek and Roman chronology by way of the Ptolemaic Canon of Babylonian kings, "the correctness of which is proved by the lunar eclipses mentioned in the Almagest" (3), and through the Babylonian King List A with three rulers being kings of Babylon and Assyria at the same time. Three lunar eclipses are given for the years -721 and -720. The Ptolemaic Canon, which links our own to the ancient chronology, is built upon the Egyptian Calendar with years of 365 days only. The effect of all this is to fix the chronologies of all nations of the ancient near east for many centuries by the date -763. Because of the method of derivation of this data, it cannot be accepted within the framework of a reconstructed chronology; at least for the present it is impossible to calculate solar or lunar eclipses happening before the repeated calendric changes (following changes in the movements of the earth and/or the moon)- during the 8th and 7th centuries. This ...
78. John Bossy, "Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair" [Aeon Journal $]
... religious dogma that had little or nothing to do with the Copernican astronomical reforms that Bruno championed. However, once the Church had been sensitized to the political ramifications implicit in the Hermetic anti-Aristotelian activities of Bruno-- perhaps revealed by higher criticism-- the reverberant echoes of Bruno's trial amended and refined the inquisitorial approach just a few decades later when Galileo confronted the prelates with a similar philosophical problem backed by hard evidence. It was still an enigmatic age of bewilderment and uncertainty. As a first priority, Bossy addresses the problem of calendar reform as it affects the closely-approximate dating of historical events between Catholic and Protestant states. Gregory XIII instituted the Clavius-Lilius reform correcting the Julian calendar, which went into effect in Italy after October 15, 1582, and in France the following December, while other Catholic states initiated the reform in October of 1583. England itself did not acquiesce until 1752. Archival dates between contemporaneous Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant writers often differ by the ten days dropped in the Gregorian calendar reform, and in some cases the position of religious holidays ...
79. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop No. 4 (Feb 1979) Home¦ Issue Contents Letters Sir, I sympathise with your American correspondent who wrote disapproving of the flights of fancy which form part of the diet of WORKSHOP, and am pleased to note that you are willing to print opposing views. Though overall I find WORKSHOP stimulating reading, I would like to follow in the august footsteps of Dr. Bimson and take your contributor M. Rowland to task. Intriguing as his suggestions for a calendar reform are, their relevance to Velikovskian or catastrophist studies seems tenuous in the extreme, and his grasp of the history of the western calendar is less than complete. A minute's research would have freed Mr. Rowland from his main misunderstanding- that January and February were at some time 'invented' and 'added' to the year, which formerly began in March. Nothing could be wider of the truth- both before and after the change in the calendar of 153 BC, the year had 365 days: January and February were the closing months. Thus, as ...
80. Ankylosis in the Chronology of Reconstructed History? [SIS C&C Review $]
... mentioned in the Eponym Lists [2}). These again have been linked to Greek and Roman chronology by way of the Ptolemaic Canon of Babylonian kings, "the correctness of which is proved by the lunar eclipses mentioned in the Almagest" [3, and through the Babylonian King List A with three rulers being kings of Babylon and Assyria at the same time. Three lunar eclipses are given for the years -721 and -720. The Ptolemaic Canon, which links our own to the ancient chronology, is built upon the Egyptian Calendar with years of 365 days only. The effect of all this is to fix the chronologies of all nations of the ancient Near East for many centuries by the date -763. Because of the method of derivation of this data, it cannot be accepted within the framework of a reconstructed chronology; at least for the present it is impossible to calculate solar or lunar eclipses happening before the repeated calendric changes (following changes in the movements of the earth and/or the moon)- during the 8th and 7th centuries. This ...
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