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101. The Garden of Venus [Journals] [Aeon]
... permanent fixture of investiture rituals. [1 ] Under the auspices of the Persian empire, Anahita's cult became disseminated across much of Asia Minor. [2 ] The most complete description of the goddess is that found in the fifth Yasht of the Avesta, the sacred book of the Iranians. There Anahita is made the source of a fabulous celestial spring from whence originated the world's waters. "1 . Ahura Mazda spake unto Spitama Zar-athushtra, saying: Offer up a sacrifice, O Spitama Zarathushtra! unto this spring of mine, Ardvi Sura Anahita, the wide-expanding and health-giving, who hates the Daevas and obeys the laws of Ahura, who is worthy of sacrifice in the material ...
102. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... ', 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 were strung out, one below' the other, rather than circling around each other. This would have meant that the planets composing this unheard-of configuration all shared the same axis of rotation and also that, from Earth, man would have seen the planet Mars centred on Venus which, in turn, appeared to ...
103. The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon III:5 (May 1994) Home | Issue Contents The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg Dwardu Cardona See note * below The Ovum Mundi The myths of creation are multifarious, but one consistent motif connected with this primordial event concerns the universal, celestial, or cosmic egg. This motif is found scattered throughout the entire world- Mircea Eliade has noted examples from Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Greece, Phoenicia, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Africa, Central and South America (1 )- and has found its way into the works of various mythologists, all of whom have offered their own interpretation concerning the significance of this ovum mundi. ...
104. "Nemesis" -- A New Idea as Old as the Bible? [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History VII:1 (Feb 1985) Home | Issue Contents "Nemesis"- A New Idea as Old as the Bible?Zecharia Sitchin The field of catastrophism has been exposed, since early 1984, to the grandest theories of all: the suggestion that periodic global extinctions could be triggered by a distant celestial object that disrupts the Solar System once every 26 million years or so. Though the beginnings of the idea can be found in other and earlier publications, the unprecedented impetus to the scholarly debate- still raging- was a series of studies in the British scientific weekly, Nature, and especially its Vol. 308 (issue of April ...
105. Guidelines To The Saturn Myth [Journals] [Kronos]
... "polar configuration". In 1972, while serving as publisher of Pensee, I presented to several of the journal's associates an unusual idea, one which (to the best of my knowledge) had no theoretical precedent. I suggested the prehistoric existence of an apparition towering above the Earth and centered upon an ancient sun god of the north celestial Pole. This old god, I believed, was the planet Saturn, the now-distant body which Velikovsky - for one - had claimed once ruled the Golden Age. Specifically, the suggested configuration involved a number of separate components, several of them planets in an astronomically improbable (others would say impossible) alignment, together presenting a generally ...
106. Child of Saturn (Part II) [Journals] [Kronos]
... Hindu mythology we see Shiva (or Siva) hurling his lightning at the world. Both Zeus and Shiva were depicted with lightning, or thunderbolts, in their hands. Is this enough to equate Shiva with Zeus and, therefore, with the planet Jupiter? Even according to Velikovsky, Jupiter was not the only planet which interacted with its celestial neighbors by emitting interplanetary discharges. In Worlds in Collision, is Venus not also described as flinging her thunderbolts?(4 ) According to Pliny,(5 ) and this too is to be found in Worlds in Collision,(6 ) did not a bolt fall from Mars on Bolsena, "the richest town in Tuscany, ...
107. The Birth and Odyssey of Halley's Comet: From 2484 B.C. to the Present Time [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... display indeed as it rounds the Sun in perihelion. Particulars. The orbit particulars of Halley's Comet are: (1 ) 54-million mile perihelion; (2 ) 3200 million mile aphelion; and (3 ) eccentricity of .9668. In addition, perihelion occurs at the solar system "longitude" that Earth experiences in early August. Its celestial longitude is about 312 degrees, measured from Earth's autumnal equinox (Earth's ascending node), September 21. Its orbital tilt is a modest 18 degrees from the plane of Earth's orbit; the so-called ecliptic plane. Finally, and most significant to this essay, Halley's Comet orbits the Sun clockwise, in the opposite direction to all the ...
108. Venus in Ancient Myth and Language [Journals] [Aeon]
... point to a time when Venus orbited the massive Saturn, its comet-like tail presenting the appearance of a giant band encircling Saturn. It was the unique relationship of Venus with Saturn, in our opinion, which accounted in large part for the origin and distinctive astral character of much of the mythology associated with the world's great goddesses. Given this celestial scenario, improbable though it must seem at first sight, it could hardly fail to be reflected in the ancient's language. For example, if Saturn was once the central sun worshipped by peoples the world over, one would expect to find that planet described as sun-like, in direct contradiction to its present appearance (and one might also ...
109. The Reconstruction of Cosmic History [Journals] [Aeon]
... stressed is that the very impetus behind the attempted reconstructions of such past cosmic events derives from the mytho-historical record. In other words, none of the proponents of these theories would have questioned the presently accepted history of the Solar System had the mytho-historical record not dictated it in the first place. It is this record that hints at a past celestial order which seems to have been entirely different from the present one. Were it not for the record, these proponents would have had no reason to propose their novel theories and no data on which to base the theorized events. It follows from the above that any model which goes against the mytho-historical record would be defeating its own purpose ...
110. On Models and Scenarios [Journals] [Aeon]
... the preliminary papers presented in this issue. Since the researchers involved have suggested varying interpretations of the polar configuration concept or of the mythical data behind it, I wish to briefly state the thesis for which I claim originality. In 1972 I employed the phrase "the polar configuration" (an original phrase at the time) to describe the celestial form I believed ancient man had seen in the sky. The immense apparition involved a stationary Saturn at the celestial pole, a surrounding band with illuminated crescent and a column of gas or dust stretching along the world axis. The most compelling image for the terrestrial viewer, I claimed, was that of the pillared sun-in-crescent, representing the ...
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