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131. Indra's Theft of the Sun-God's Wheel [Journals] [Aeon]
... we are to take this image as an objective representation of the Sun, what are we to make of the strange spoke-like forms emanating from its "hub", typically four or eight in number? The simplest answer, of course, would be to assume that the terrestrial symbol (the wheel) has influenced the artistic rendering of the celestial object (the Sun). This explanation, however, would appear to be ruled out by the fact that many of these pictographs predate the appearance of wheels. (106) Whatever their explanation, it seems clear that if we are to discover the original significance of Surya's wheel these pictographs offer a promising lead. Figure One Figure ...
132. On the Advance Claim of Jupiter's Radionoises [Journals] [Kronos]
... 1977 by Immanuel Velikovsky One of the major deductions from the study of ancient civilizations was the recognition that the planetary and cometary bodies are charged objects and the solar system itself is regulated not solely by the law of gravitation; that electromagnetic interactions must exist and where following the inverse square law must be unrecognizable in their effects on the calculations of celestial mechanics - charge can, so to say, be hidden in or masked by the mass. Thus the problem of Pluto influencing Uranus and Neptune more than its mass can account for is a case of a substantial charge on a small planet. But where the less pronounced electromagnetic inverse cube relations take place, like in Mercury's precession of ...
133. The Stability of the Solar System: An Historical Perspective [Journals] [SIS Review]
... III murdered the Princes in the Tower, but that there is at least an equally good case that it was his successor, Henry VII, who did the deed. And that, I think, is in a sense the crux of the distinction between what I would call "uninformed orthodox opinion" and "informed orthodox opinion" in celestial mechanics: this phrase, "everyone knows", is very untrustworthy in most cases. Celestial mechanics is based for the most part on an explanation of the movements of planets, satellites, artificial satellites and interplanetary spacecraft as being governed almost entirely by Newton's Law of Gravitation and his three Laws of Motion. These four laws - and ...
134. The AAAS Symposium on Velikovsky [Books]
... ". . . all uses of solar eclipses that I have seen, were based upon the logical fallacy of reasoning in a circle, specifically, most reports used could not be dated on the basis of their texts or their historical contexts. The workers [scientists] thereupon assigned dates by finding which ones led to accelerations [of the celestial bodies] that agree most closely with assumed values. [i .e ., with what the astronomers expect to find] It is not surprising that the resulting data' were self-consistent." (52) (Emphasis added) Newton elsewhere writes: "Virtually all studies of ancient [solar] eclipses that I know have used ...
135. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Journals] [Aeon]
... gigantic bird."  Similar beliefs are also to be found among aboriginal peoples of South America. Thus, the Desana of the Colombian rain forest hold that lightning is "a glance the Sun casts upon the earth."  How are we to understand this widespread belief whereby lighting is thought to emanate from a celestial eye? The aforementioned Desana tradition offers an important clue, for strange as it must appear to the modern mind, lightning is intimately connected with the ancient sun-god, as we will discover. But why should this be? In the current Solar System, needless to say, lightning does not emanate from the Sun. That cultures around ...
136. The Electro-gravitic Theory Of Cosmology [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... From: The Velikovskian Vol 4 No 3 (1999) Home | Issue Contents The Electro-gravitic Theory Of Cosmology Charles Ginenthal The Origin And Evolution Of Galaxies The following theory of cosmology was written long ago and was withheld from publication in order to have the original theory of celestial motion tested in space, so that the foundation of the theory's mechanism could be validated. Since that test appears to have little chance of ever being conducted, the cosmological theory derived from the motion theory will now be presented with updated material. The original papers on the theory of celestial motion were presented in two journals, AEON and The Velikovskian.62 The present theory is derived directly from the motion ...
137. The Orbits of Venus [Journals] [Pensee]
... . H. Hoffee Dr. Ransom is a plasma physicist at the Electro-optics and Reconnaissance Group of General Dynamics, Convair Aerospace Division, Fort Worth, Texas. Hoffee is an optical engineer. In 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky suggested that several orbital changes had occurred among members of the solar system (1 ). These changes resulted in near-collisions between celestial bodies and a reordering of the solar system. In the following paragraphs, known changes in the orbits of comets, commonly considered not to be possible, will be discussed. In addition, calculations which provide approximate orbital parameters for the celestial bodies which Velikovsky contends were involved in these collisions are presented. In Worlds in Collision, the ...
138. Psychology and Ancient Astronomical Discovery [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. II No. 4 (Summer 1977) Home | Issue Contents Psychology and Ancient Astronomical Discovery David Griffard SYNOPSIS: Many disciplines agree that astronomy and astronomical concepts are of central importance in human cultures and have been so since the beginning of history. Ancient civilisations of both hemispheres measured time by astronomical cycles and worshipped celestial bodies as primary deities. Monarchs typically held both civil and religious authority in theocratic states which were controlled or significantly influenced by astronomer-priesthoods. Major religious ceremonies marked phases in astronomical cycles, celebrating the sequence of seasons and other ecologically important events. Others commemorated longer cycles associated with planets and stars. These formed the framework of complex calendric systems ...
139. Morning Star* [Journals] [Aeon]
... that its period of visibility before or after the rising or setting of the Sun is a maximum two hours and fifteen minutes. Its appearance is thus restricted to the evening and morning twilight during which it shines low near the horizon. To this must be added the behavior of the atmosphere. While bad weather can impede the observation of any celestial object, Mercury's low elevation leaves it prone to obscuration by haze even in good weather. Even with the aid of a telescope, Mercury remains a very difficult object to observe. As a result, a number of famous astronomers lived their whole lives without ever seeing the planet. One of them was Nicolaus Koppernigk, the Polish astronomer ...
140. Astral Kingship [Journals] [Aeon]
... majesty of the new sovereign; and the source of that power was not arbitrary. It emanated from the greatest of the planetary deities, who showered their unqualified blessings only upon those terrestrial vicars deemed worthy. Who were these planetary deities and why were they considered the dispensers of divine authority? With a choice of gods and a multitude of celestial bodies to choose from, why were Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus- with their respective representative divinities and festivals- the prime font of astral kingship? The Persian King of Kings When Cyrus the Great triumphantly entered Babylon in October 539 BC, he was welcomed with open arms and hailed as legitimate ruler by the populace within. This ...
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