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81. Midsummer Madness [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the rebuttal from Prof. R. J. C. Atkinson, quoted by Dr. Velikovsky in his article in 'Pensee' (Vol. 2, No. 2), I decided to check the data on which Prof. Hawkins had based his ideas by visiting the site myself. It seemed to me that his case stands or falls primarily on the veracity of the major alignment of Centre/Heel Stone/Midsummer sunrise, by which Prof. Hawkins claims to establish the main purpose of the monument: co-ordination of the calendar to the seasons. The angle of the Heel Stone when seen through the central arch is 590 magnetic (i.e. 51 45'), accurate to within. I noticed at the time that the skyline to the North East of Stonehenge is over 100-feet higher than the monument itself, at a distance of about 1 miles, thus the sun would tend to appear fractionally to the South of the spot which could be calculated theoretically from the latitude of the site. I further noted that, if the Heel Stone was to ...
82. Thoth Vol. I, No. 25 November 3, 1997 [Thoth Website]
... , illogical, or inconsistent with experience, it is unlikely to be accepted as sound philosophy. Science also requires a type of faith, although it rarely goes under that label. Whereas religions normally make a clear statement of their articles of faith, science introduces its assumptions more surreptitiously. B. Alan Wallace, "Choosing Reality"---- VELIKOVSKY'S COMET VENUS (9) By David Talbott (firstname.lastname@example.org) [EDITOR'S NOTE: This continues Talbott's series of articles on the myth of the comet Venus.52-YEAR CALENDAR ROUND Across Mesoamerica, the combination of two calendars, the solar or seasonal calendar and the 260-day ritual calendar, produced an extended sequence of sacred time, in which the two calendars concluded on the same day only once every 52 solar years --a cosmic cycle of extreme import. This 52-year cycle the Maya called the Calendar Round and the Aztecs a "bundle of years" or "Perfect Circle" of years. Interestingly, to Sylvanus Morley observes that the Maya "never indicated dates in hieroglyphic texts or historical documents by the ...
83. The Sothic Dating of the Twelfth and Eighteenth Dynasties [Kronos $]
... as the decisive factor in the acceptance of such an important date, and his own conclusion, as we have seen, is that it is "subject to serious doubt". I do not, of course, agree with Long, since some years ago, in a study of the various Egyptian calendars, I attempted to fix the date of the Twelfth Dynasty by combining Edgerton's calculated date for the seventh year of Sesostris III as 1870 BC ca. 6 years with the dates of certain lunar events as given in the civil calendar for the reigns of both Sesostris III and Amenemhet III.(9) All the data I could assemble fitted together nicely to establish 1872 BC as the correct seventh year, and from this fixed point the other reigns of the Twelfth Dynasty could be worked out. In the years since 1950 I have not seen any evidence to challenge the validity of this date for Sesostris III. Let us assume with Long, however, that palaeography by itself is too weak a reed to support such an important conclusion. The problem then ...
84. Stonehenge: Temple of the Moon [Aeon Journal $]
... its most highly-visible features, the megalithic components that usually define the place in the viewer's mind. These consist of the Sarsen Circle; 30 upright megaliths (actually 29.5 since one member is only half size) with connecting lintels; the Trilithon Horseshoe consisting of 5 sets of uprights, each set of which is composed of 2 massive megaliths with a connecting lintel; and the smaller Bluestone Horseshoe of 19 slender stones embedded in the ground. I have referred to these features by their official designations. Fig A. The Stonehenge 19-year Lunar-Solar Calendar The Sun Circle is used to count the days in a year by advancing a marker stone two holes each day, except on the summer solstice. Thirteen times around the circle gives 13 x 28= 364. The lunar circles are used to count the days in a lunar month by advancing the marker one hole each day, first around the Y-Circle, then around the Z-Circle. The Sarsen Circle symbolizes the 29.5 days of the month, one megalith being half size. The trilithon horseshoe represents the phases of the moon. ...
85. The 108-year Cyclicism of the Ancient Catastrophes [Aeon Journal $]
... Nevertheless, it is clear that rejection by the A.A.A.S., and by the hard sciences generally, was a rejection that was both premature and immature. Throwing out the baby with the bath water is not good science, but such is what happened. Better is it to separate the baby from the bath water and to clean it, dry it and diaper it. Step III. A Recognition of the Ancient 360-day Year. This was one of Velikovsky's several shining breakthroughs. He amassed information from thirteen ancient civilizations where a 360-day calendar was used satisfactorily. One of those cultures, the Persian, had 180 days in a "month." Another, the Roman, had 36 days in a "month.". Another, the Chinese, had 15 days in a semi-month, while yet another, the Mayan, had 5 days in a "week." The Persian calendar had two 180-day periods to the year. The Roman calendar had ten 36-day months. The historic Chinese calendar had twenty-four 15-day periods. The ancient Mayan calendar comprised 72 five-day ...
86. A Calendric View Of Stonehenge [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 2 (Winter 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents A Calendric View Of Stonehenge Alban Wall Copyright (c) 1982 by Alban Wall In an earlier paper,(1) I presented evidence indicating that the Aubrey circle of holes at Stonehenge was designed to be used as a solar calendar. The present article can be considered an extension of that hypothesis which is here made to include the remaining components of the structure. It will be shown that the functional correlation of these remaining components, in conjunction with the previously discussed Aubrey Circle, combine to form an amazing and sophisticated calendrical device which is more accurate in its basic simplicity than anything that Hawkins and Hoyle ever envisioned. There is important calendrical significance in the fact that 235 lunar months, generally referred to as lunations, which constitute the time encompassed in one full cycle of lunar phases, are equal- within a few hours- to 19 solar years. 1 lunation= 29.5306 days 1 solar year= 365.2422 days 235 lunations= 6939.691 days 19 solar years= ...
87. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART THREE: WORKING OF THE MIND: CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: MAKING MOONSHINE WITH HARD SCIENCE [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: email@example.com TABLE OF CONTENTS THE BURNING OF TROY By Alfred de Grazia Part Three: Working of the Mind CHAPTER SEVENTEEN MAKING MOONSHINE WITH HARD SCIENCE [1 Professor Irving Michelson wrote a little piece of "hard science" (his term) called "Scientifically Speaking..." and subtitled "19- year Lunar Calendar Cycle: Accurate Adjustment to 365 1/ 4- Day Civil Calendar" [2. A Greek named Meton of about 432 B. C. is credited with having discovered the 19-years repetitive coincidence of lunar month and tropical solar year. Michelson said that Meton's "discovery of the 19-year cycle presupposes precise knowledge of the length of the lunar month as well as of the solar (tropical) year of 365.2421988 days, to the second-decimal accuracy at least." He then claimed that such evolved knowledge would have taken observation of so long a period of regular celestial motions that no catastrophe could have occurred, as the Velikovsky circle believed, in the seventh or eighth centuries. The present writer addressed an ironical reply ...
88. The Ramesside Star Tables [SIS C&C Review $]
... the implications of this behaviour are further amplified in Appendix VI; but there is an essentially more serious long-term problem in that all stars must actually slowly drift away from any initial correspondence with the seasons, due to the precession of the equinoxes. Leap year corrections do not halt this drift, in fact they only make it more obvious to the man in the street, and this seems to have been a principal reason for the general Egyptian antipathy to leap-year corrections (see also Appendix III). It is impossible to devise a calendar system which keeps both the sun and the stars to precisely the same positions in the heavens at the same season year after year, but the antique "seasonal hour" system outlined here appears to have been a compromise which genuinely suited the customs of the age. It ceased to he maintainable when constant-rate timing mechanisms, unsuited to seasonal adjustment to match the vagaries of either the sun or the stars, were finally introduced; it also implies that different "time" would have been kept in places of differing latitude, but ...
89. Psychology and Ancient Astronomical Discovery [Kronos $]
... .(30) Pueblo Indians still observe the motions of celestial bodies in order to time and regulate their ceremonial life. Of particular importance to most groups is the yearly cycle of the sun from winter to summer solstice and back. Stellar groupings such as the Pleiades and the Belt of Orion and various bright stars are considered important as well. For example, because they make their first yearly appearance just before summer solstice sunrise, the Pleiades are called the summer stars by the Tewa.(31) Ellis describes a "Pueblo calendar of thirteen lunar months (paralleling the old Maya and Mexican religious calendar).. ." where each moon, specifically named, marks some significant seasonal, agricultural or ceremonial occasion. "Tally cards with knots to be untied, sticks into which notches are cut, and marks on a floor or wall which could be erased as the days passed, customarily were used in cutting the calendar into shorter intervals when necessary."(32) Williams, et al., note similarly the "increasing suspicion that these celestial ...
90. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 04: A CATASTROPHIC CALENDAR [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAOS AND CREATION by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER FOUR A CATASTROPHIC CALENDAR If nature and human nature were catastrophized by events of the past 14,000 years, a calendar of the events becomes a practical necessity. Hence we conjecture that from an original primeval chaos to the world of A. D. 2,000, the human race and its natural environment passed through eight phases. They are posted on the adjoining chart, Figure 7. The set of cases is too small for statistical treatment, but, for heuristic purposes, the typical phase may be said to have begun in general natural destruction, passed through a period of recovery and reconstruction, and then entered upon a second catastrophic set of events. Figure 8 depicts the catastrophic cycle, as it might be dealt with by the topological mathematics of catastrophism. Of the first age of Pangea, no beginning is described here; nor is any end foretold to the present age of Solaria, which began about 1,600 years ago. This calendar ...
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