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121. Stairway to Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... school must be given great credit for having discovered, and to some extent deciphered, the astronomical code so often used by the myths." [3 ] Granted the possibility that ancient myth encodes astronomical information of one form or another, how do we establish that point in cultures which did not make a habit of identifying the gods with celestial bodies? Here the comparative method is our surest guide. Although the ancient Egyptians did not have a well-developed astronomy identifying their various gods with planets, their neighbors did. The Babylonians, and to some extent the Sumerians before them, did identify their leading gods with planets. That the Sumerian goddess Inanna was early on identified with the ...
122. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the planet Mars on an erratic orbit, and Venus, Mars, the Earth and the Moon having near-miss contacts with each other. Mainstream astronomers have repeatedly rejected these ideas and in the strongest possible terms. They have described his scenarios as wildly impossible' and have felt justified in doing so because they have found no way of reconciling his celestial billiards' with the laws of physics as currently known. Contrast this reaction to that which has greeted the evidence from which Velikovsky had adduced his catastrophe ideas. The past is catastrophic, he declared, because man's collective memory in the mythology of many nations tells us this is so. This aspect of his thesis was not particularly new ...
123. Vox POPVLI [Journals] [Aeon]
... ), which was known in the most ancient legends of its inhabitants as Te Pito o te Henua- the "Navel of the World." The reference, however, has nothing to do with these places having once been located at Earth's geographical pole. The reference has to do with the primeval Saturnian ring which was visualized as the celestial "earth" or "land" of the gods, [7 ] plumb in the centre of which appeared the members of the planetary alignment that made up the Saturnian configuration. It was this original alignment of planets that gave rise to the "navel" or "centre" of the "earth" or of the "world ...
124. Revelation and Catastrophe during the Christian Era: a Basis for Historical Interpolation and Future Extrapolation. [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (1994) "Proceedings of the 1993 Cambridge Conference" Home | Issue Contents Revelation and Catastrophe during the Christian Era: a Basis for Historical Interpolation and Future Extrapolation.S. V. M. Clube Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK. Celestial Sophistry The question whether cosmic catastrophes are a significant problem so far as civilisation is concerned has recently been directed at NASA by a US Congressional Sub-Committee. No doubt the question is seen as having been prompted by purely scientific considerations, but from the viewpoint of a historian any notion that cosmic catastrophes are a particularly neoteric issue would have to be regarded as singularly wide of the ...
125. Sagan's tenth problem: The circularization of the orbit of Venus (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... over a thousand times stronger than the field the Earth produces), we must deal with electromagnetic forces. These forces Sagan terms "non-gravitational"; however, I shall deal with this non-gravitational force and call it by its proper term, "electromagnetic" force. Pendulum experiments In essence, Sagan claims electromagnetic forces play practically no role in celestial mechanics. He had earlier stated, "Newtonian dynamics and the laws of conservation of energy and angular momentum are on extremely firm footing. Literally millions of separate experiments have been performed on their validity..." However, it only takes one experiment to put this concept in doubt. Velikovsky posed the following respecting the motion of ...
126. Thoth Vol II, No. 10: June 15, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... modern scholars pay careful attention to the favorite myths of our forbears. There are many different approaches to the study of ancient myth-naturist, Freudian, Jungian, structuralist, etc. No doubt each of the various schools of thought has valid points to make. My own approach to myth attempts to make sense of the ancient traditions surrounding the various celestial bodies. It is well-known, in fact, that the earliest religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica were characterized by a preoccupation with celestial phenomena. Of the latter culture, David Kelley has observed: "It has been clear to all serious students of Mesoamerican culture that there was an intimate relationship between astronomical knowledge, the calendar ...
127. Celestial Dynamics and "Worlds in Collision" [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Review Vol VII Part A (1985) Home | Issue Contents Forums ASTROPHYSICS Celestial Dynamics and "Worlds in Collision"by Earl Milton Dr Milton, Ph. D. (Alberta) is a spectroscopist and Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Lethbridge University, Canada; he is a physics consultant for the Review. Congratulations on the release of the long-awaited Proceedings, "Ages in Chaos?". I find the volume both enjoyable and useful. I have some remarks to make about important points contained in Dr Robert Bass's contribution, "The Celestial Dynamics of Worlds in Collision'". In the past Bass and I have approached quite differently a ...
128. Confirmation of Dr Velikovsky's Theories Regarding Electromagnetic and Electrostatic Forces in Celestial Mechanics [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 3 No 3 (Jan 1981) Home | Issue Contents Confirmation of Dr Velikovsky's Theories Regarding Electromagnetic and Electrostatic Forces in Celestial Mechanics Ian C. Johnson 1. "Cometary Collisions on the Moon and Mercury" by P.H . Schultz & L.J . Srnka in NATURE, 6/3 /80, p.22-6. This article was summarised in WORKSHOP 2:4 , p.9 , but I wish to present a different gloss. Schultz & Srnka refer to enigmatic bright and dark swirls which cross portions of the lunar farside, and link them to lunar regions containing strong magnetic anomalies. These swirls are thought to be ...
129. The Velikovskian Vol. IV, No. 3: Contents [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... From: The Velikovskian Vol. IV, No. 3 Texts Home | Velikovskian Home The Velikovskian The Journal of Myth, History and Science Vol. IV, No. 3 (1999)Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur CONTENTS Contents The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Cosmology , Origin and Evolution of Galaxies Origin and Evolution of Stars Origin and Evolution of Solar Systems Conclusion: Entropy Appendix : Measurements Of The Electromagnetic Properties Of "space" The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion & Cosmology (A Special Issue of The Velikovskian, by Charles Ginenthal) Hard cover, 154pp, ISBN 0-9639759-0-3 Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion & Cosmology presents a revolutionary explanation of celestial motion ...
130. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Journals] [Aeon]
... to trace the traditions of Heracles and Gilgamesh to ancient conceptions associated with the planet Mars that represented a radical departure from the norm in mythological analysis. In short, the thesis was put forward that the mythology of the world's great heroes commemorated- at least in part- the ancient appearance and activities of the red planet in relation to its celestial neighbors. If the ancients' identification of Heracles with the planet Mars has a rational basis it will provide us with an invaluable foundation upon which to launch a new analysis of ancient mythology. A case in point is the cult of the war-god. Nearly every ancient culture of which we have sufficient record has preserved traditions of a great ...
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