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... of different density and can move about in the sphere, the densest type of matter will settle at the center of the sphere while the least dense will flow to the surface. In this respect let us examine these clusters of old stars that form spheres. See figure 3. [* !* Image Figure 3 The classes of bodies that form spheres are the nuclei of spiral galaxies, globular clusters, elliptical galaxies and clusters of elliptical galaxies. In each instance, as one travels from the outer limits of these spherical, celestial structures inward to the center, the number of components---stars or galaxies---increases. In other words, the density of mass at the center becomes greater as would that of any gravitational body of very large mass. In the center of these structures is found an extremely massive body. The center of the cluster of galaxies contains a CD galaxy which is probably one of the most massive types of galaxy known. (3) At the core of spiral galaxies it is accepted that there is a black hole of millions ...
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162. The Lord Of Light [Aeon Journal $]
... origin of the world's religions. Later authors-- notably Cardona, Greenberg, Sizemore, D. Talbott, Cochrane, Maccoby, Tresman, and Newgrosh-- have provided additional support for this hypothesis. It should not surprise us, therefore, to find that Christianity-- as the successor to the great religions of the ancient Afro-Eurasian littoral and beyond-- embodies a vital astral component in its liturgical and iconological makeup while the figure of Jesus, as the focus of Christianity, became "the glorious theological summation of antiquity's celestial gods." (1) Yet, while earlier writers (2) have dutifully detailed the pagan prototypes of Jesus, they have either neglected to note the cosmic context of sacred Christianity or not fully appreciated the non-solar aspects of Jesus' astral kingship. (3) History And Mystery-- A Star is Born...[T he historian cannot control the details of Jesus' birth and resurrection and thus has no right to pass judgment on their historicity. On the other hand the historian is qualified to estimate ...
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163. Thoth Vol. II, No. 8 May 15, 1998 [Thoth Website]
... . As a prelude to that series, I am submitting the following introductory questions and answers for the benefit of the many new subscribers to this newsletter. WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT MYTH? I think there's a very good reason to care about myth, even though myth as a whole may seem to speak a language too obscure for rational, feet-on-the-ground folk. Myth is, I believe, a window to early human history, a more intense period of history than we've realized. The myths have their roots in a time of celestial catastrophe, and more often than not the appearance of confusion results from viewing myth as something other than what it is. In the course of cultural evolution and scientific advance, we left behind the fabled "long ago," whose images seemed wholly out of touch with our own world. Yet my personal conviction is that ancient myth, when seen as a symbolic record of earth-shaking events in the sky, will permanently change man's view of his celestial environment. BUT YOUR CONCLUSIONS ARE NOT THOSE OF OTHERS WHO DEVOTED LIFETIMES TO ...
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164. SERVANT OF THE SUN GOD [Aeon Journal $]
... that these enable one to understand the many encountered themes as aspects of a single and pervasive mythical figure. Figure 1. The Polar Configuration It is assumed, of course, that readers are familiar with the general thesis of the polar configuration and the preliminary details I have outlined in previous AEON articles. The model under consideration, based on the premise of a polar Saturn, has the planet Mars rotating on a shared Earth-Saturn axis, much closer to the Earth than to Saturn, though observers saw it as the termination of a celestial column-- a stream of ice, dust, gas or cosmic debris stretching from Mars toward the Earth. Visually, this luminous column seemed to support the revolving wheel of Saturn. (Fig. 1) Having previously suggested several aspects of Mars' position in the polar configuration, (1) I will now begin a more comprehensive analysis of that planet's substantial contribution to the evolution of the configuration. In the course of developing this presentation, I have watched the content grow substantially beyond what I had originally envisioned, ...
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165. The Ring About The Earth at 2300 BC [SIS C&C Review $]
... at 2300BC had much to say about thunderbolts hurled at the Earth, reflecting the fall of meteoroids. Surprisingly, the religions also appeared to speak of a ring extending around the Earth. This interpretation of the mythology is a possible viable alternative to other current interpretations. Since the ring was observable everywhere on the Earth's surface, it would be expected that it would be described by all cultures- and it was. Most commonly, it was described as a circle of flowing water. I have also found 24 interpretations, including a celestial mountain, a serpent holding its tail in its mouth, a time regulator, a chariot wheel and a set of horns. This paper primarily addresses the flowing water. The water interpretation could have been due to two possible factors. The first is related to unevenness in the structure and density of the ring: since the material would be moving at different velocities in different orbits around the Earth, it could have looked like unevenly flowing water. The second is that the reflection of sunlight off the ice particles in the ring ...
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166. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... of careless scholarship in print is that the results may gain currency by being cited without full references and without reproduction of the original fallacious argument. So it is in this case, the 'commensurabilities argument' having been accepted enthusiastically and uncritically by Emilio Spedicato [3. It has absolutely no validity, not through some subtle, easily overlooked flaw, but because of gross errors of supposed astronomical fact and of simple arithmetic. The basic idea is that as the comet became less threatening, and faded, its titles and attributes as a celestial god were transferred to a planet which seemed to be in periodic relation to the comet. The Babylonians recognised a period of 684 years related to eclipses. Clube and Napier state [4: firstly, 'nine revolutions of Halley's comet, taken as 76 years, is 684 years', secondly, 'there is no combination of known lunar periods capable of explaining it' [i.e. the 684-yer period, thirdly, 'the Martian cycle repeats itself against the same background of stars with a 171-year period; and 4 x 171= ...
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167. Chapter IV: The Common Questions [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... popular than comets among astronomers at that time, so he thought it would receive more 3 attention as a minor planet. At the Tenth Lunar and Planetary Exploration Colloquium in 1961, D. Alter, who was then Director Emeritus of Griffith Observatory, said that a comparison of the orbits of comets and some asteroids indicates that there is a relationship between the two types of bodies. He also claimed that when a comet or asteroid is discovered, it is often difficult to tell which it is. 4 The ancients called a diffuse celestial object a comet, and we see that even in modern times diffuseness (or a 'hairy" appearance) remains the basic criterion for calling an object a comet. The mass in the definition of a comet is even less strictly defined. The masses of comets are difficult to determine, but they are generally thought to range from 10 17 to 10 20 grams 5, whereas, the mass of Venus is on the order of 10 27 grams. Some definitions of comets include masses of up to only 10 21 grams. ...
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168. On Comets and Kings [Aeon Journal $]
... flame and sparks rained down upon the Rebel land." (42) Among ancient astronomers only the Chinese kept records which rival those of the Babylonians in age and sophistication. Certainly it is significant to find that they too linked Venus with ominous portents. The Chin Shu, for example, an astronomical text compiled in c. 635 A. D., yet based on more ancient traditions, contains a list of 21 types of "ominous" or "evil" stars, this being their term for comets and other frightening celestial apparitions such as novae. The 19th type of "ominous star" was known as "long-path" (chhang-keng). This comet was said to herald the outbreak of war and was described as like a roll of cloth which extends across the heavens. (43) The very same name, however, was also applied to the planet Venus! (44) Venus and the Death of Kings Throughout the ancient world the planet Venus was associated with the death of great kings. In Mesoamerica, for example, the heliacal ...
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... Gizeli group has added to the sense of mystery associated with pyramids and served to remind travelers since ancient times that a major wave of human achievement was commemorated here. The Great Pyramid of Khufti [Cheops itself has over six million tons of stone blocks, the smallest of which is a little under two tons. Its massive foundation rests on and is embedded in bedrock, and the four sides are aligned almost perfectly with the cardinal points. A narrow inclined passageway built into the North quadrant is generally assumed to have aimed at the celestial pole and, according to one ancient Greek historian, the dimensions of the pyramid were related to its latitude. According to another, there once were inscriptions on its surface. Though its gold-covered capstone is missing, we still can imagine the brilliant beacon created when it reflected the Sun. Not far away the step-pyramid of Zoser, the oldest known, stands its own vigil against time and shows the art of pyramid building traced to very early history. Like the Great Pyramid, Zoser's is aligned with the cardinal points and in ...
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... minds of non-conformists, for whom the known is still the unknown, and who often went back to begin where others passed by, sure of their way. The truth of today was 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 prior to their discovery) constituted prima facie evidence in support of the thesis. His critics, however, countered that correct predictions do not always constitute verification of the underlying thesis, while some ...
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