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141. The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... arid had a kind of schedule, like the passenger train. One difference between the robot-driven cars and trains is that there was only one crossing; in the case of interlooping circles or ellipses (all orbits are ellipses) the number of planetary crossings is not one, but two. Figure 1 demonstrates the first set of facts about our celestial model. These are the ancient orbits of two planets, Earth and Mars, Earth's being the rounder one. These orbits were (as they are today) on the same ecliptic plane, and being so, they crossed. They crossed twice, and the two locations are described by the day of the month when the Earth, ...
142. Before the Day Breaks(1) -- A Perspective [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... Vol 1 No 4 (1993) Home | Issue Contents Before the Day Breaks(1 )- A Perspective Charles Ginenthal "Before the Day Breaks" is a memoir of the relationship Velikovsky shared with Albert Einstein, of their debate over the history of the solar system and the Earth, and of the significant role played by electromagnetism in celestial motion. The two men had met in Europe in the 1920s, when Einstein was editing the mathematics and physics sections of the Writings of the University and the Library of Jerusalem - Scripta Universitatis atque Bibliothecae Hierosolymitanarum, edited by Velikovsky. Velikovsky likened the later years with Einstein, 1952 to 1955, to the wrestling struggle Jacob had one ...
143. Thoth Vol I, No. 14: May 21, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... second issue of THOTH we published a brief quote showing that Johnathan Swift had a knowledge of the ancient Saturn myth. Swift shows in various other passages that he was aware of remembered catastrophes involving Mars and Venus as well. The quote from Omar Khayam above suggests that this author, too, had a knowledge of Saturn's place in the ancient celestial scheme. (Ancient Arabic tradition connected Saturn with the "seventh heaven" at the celestial pole.) It seems that memories abound of an ancient sky so different from our own that only a fundamental reappraisal of cosmic history will get to the bottom of things. One culture after another claimed that the planets themselves were once active in ...
144. Thoth Vol I, No. 19: July 16, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... the plains of Xelaju, the story goes, Tecúm-Umám was killed by Pedro de Alverado, of Cortez' army. "Then the quetzal bird that was in his headdress took flight, and since that tragic occasion, the quetzal no longer sings." What is crucial in any study hoping to comprehend such ideas is the ability of the celestial reference- the mythical archetype- to give meaning to the symbol. In the Vienna Codex, or Vindobonensis, the planet Venus is depicted with wing-like appendages. Can the "wings" of Venus- said to represent Venus' "radiance" or "greatest brilliancy" -be separated from the global myth of Venus as the soul-bird? Though we ...
... THE SUN; Isis as terrene nature, the passive recipient, the producer; their annual offspring was Hears, the vernal season or infant year.4 The poet Hesiod, in the beginning of his Theogony, distinguishes the male and female, or generative and productive powers of Nature, as OURANAS and GAZA, Heaven and Earth. The celestial emblems of these powers were usually, as we have already said, the Sun and Moon; the terrestrial, Fire and Earth.5 They were designated as Father and Mother; and their more obvious symbols, as has already been intimated, were the Phallus and Kleis, or the Lingham and Yoni of Hindustan. In respect to ...
146. Implications for Chronology if Certain 'Historical' Characters are Mythological [Journals] [SIS Review]
... that of Herakles and a legion of heroes around the world [5 ]. Are we to suppose that the historic deeds of an early Sumerian king were subsequently converted to mythical traditions and diffused around the globe? There is a perfectly simple and logical reason why Gilgamesh and Herakles share so many features in common: both are modelled upon a celestial prototype, one that inspired similar and sometimes virtually identical mythical personas around the globe [6 ]. That Gilgamesh, like Herakles, was identified with the Babylonian god Nergal is consistent with his celestial origin, the latter being explicitly identified with the planet Mars. What is amazing is that otherwise insightful and sober-minded scholars have no trouble recognising ...
147. Night of the Gods: Polar Myths. The Eye of Heaven [Books]
... heavens, the North and South, which are reproduced on the inner sides of the coffin in the two crowned vipers" (the araret). Here, as it seems to me, De Rouge was on the right road, and in consonance with that remarkable Egyptologist Theodule Deveria, who held the two Eyes to be "symbols of celestial space,"12which they are on my supposition, as will be seen lower down. But elsewhere De Rouge shows that (perhaps at some other period of his studies) he was quite unfixed about the dual Eyes, which are also called the "eyes of Horus." For example, he said vaguely they had "a ...
148. Is Gravity Necessary? (A Response to Charles Ginenthal's Electro-Gravitic Theory) [Journals] [Aeon]
... of Gravitation in 1686, based upon the hypothesis that matter attracts matter. Using the theory, Newton had some success at approximating the differing apparent attraction of the Earth for objects as one moves around on the globe. Over time, numerous modifications have been made to Newton's simple theory to increase its "accuracy" in describing the highly complex celestial motions. Irregularities of consequence nevertheless remain unexplained, but few alternative causal models have been presented to explain gravitational action. Before Worlds in Collision was published, Velikovsky wrote a pamphlet discussing "Cosmos Without Gravitation," in which he considered electric and magnetic forces operating in the realm of celestial mechanics. To Velikovsky, and to de Grazia ...
149. The Dragon in Myth and Folklore [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... serpent (Hindu), Zeus and Typhon (Greek), Anat and Lotan (Ugaritic), the Storm-god and Illuyankas (Hittite), and Ormuzd and Ahriman (Zoroastrian). In all these accounts, the details parallel each other. Velikovsky identifies the conflict between the light-bearing hero and the multi-headed, fire-scattering serpent or dragon as the celestial drama when the proto-planet Venus was in catastrophic contact with the Earth. Then, the tail of the comet became entangled with the head and was repeatedly repelled by a series of electrical discharges.(2 ) The serpent was referred to in Hebrew literature of a later date as "Rahab" (Psalms 87:4 and 89: ...
150. Suns and Planets in Neolithic Rock Art [Journals] [Aeon]
... the heresy of yesterday.- I. Velikovsky In Worlds in Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky claimed that the planets only recently settled upon their present orbits; that, in fact, great cataclysms have distinguished the recent history of the solar system. All agree that if true this thesis would have profound implications for various branches of natural science, particularly celestial mechanics and cosmology. Few agree, however, as to what constitutes valid evidence of the sort of events Velikovsky described. Velikovsky himself, together with many of his supporters, suggested that "advance claims" regarding the state of various planets (such as the inordinate heat of Venus or radio-noises emanating from Jupiter, both anticipated by Velikovsky ...
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