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261. A Reading of the Pyramid Texts [Journals] [Pensee]
... My main reason for suggesting that unification might have followed fairly directly after the deluge comes from the mythological data in the king lists. Most of the gods preceding Menes as divine kings are associated with the Osirian deluge legend. The fact that almost every king from Menes on identified himself with Horus, the planet Jupiter, suggests that when the celestial struggle had reached enough stability to allow for some kind of organized human government, this was carried out under the auspices of the planet that appeared victorious. Examination of skulls and other physical evidence has led to the conclusion that "another race in addition to that represented by the remains found in all reliably dated Predynastic graves occupied Egypt in ...
262. Martian Meteorites in Ancient Myth and Modern Science [Journals] [Aeon]
... such fragment to make such a journey. To date, ten Martian meteorites have been identified, half of them being observed falls. The recognition that these rocks hail from Mars has been called one of the most important findings of the space age. Meteorites have long aroused interest, having been objects of worship among numerous ancient cultures, their celestial origin no doubt contributing to their numinous appeal. (1 ) That such fragments were extraterrestrial in nature was certainly known to the skywatchers of Mesopotamia, China, and Greece. At some point, however, this knowledge became lost. Thomas Jefferson, for example, was in the majority in rejecting the possibility that rocks could fall from ...
263. An Interview for Television with Immanuel Velikovsky [Journals] [Horus]
... he asked how about a meeting. He said he would come to me. So he came. First he said he would prove me - on a certain sentence which is the only italicized sentence in my book - he would prove me not correct. [The full sentence with its italicized component is as follows: - "The accepted celestial mechanics, notwithstanding the many calculations that have been carried out to many decimal places, or verified by celestial motions, stands only if the sun, the source of light, warmth, and other radiation produced by fusion and fission of atoms, is as a whole an electrically neutral body, and also if the planets, in their ...
264. How the Gods Fly [Books] [de Grazia books]
... , relating the movements and events there to human affairs and celebrating the connections by religious observances, astronomical observations, fairy tales, song, and dance. They would readily acknowledge the occasional episodes of conjunctions of planets, earthquakes, clouds of volcanic dust, lightning storms, and cometary apparitions; these they might think are adequate to explain the celestial imitations occurring in the Love Affair. More than this may be in their opinion unnecessary and probably untrue. Indeed, the reader may feel that every step that I take to tighten the correspondence between a sky episode and dramatic poem and dance becomes less believable until finally every step become false. "Let well enough alone !" would ...
265. Thoth Vol I, No. 23: August 17, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... ) By David Talbott (firstname.lastname@example.org) [EDITOR'S NOTE: This continues Talbott's series of articles on the myth of the comet Venus.] QUETZALCOATL AND THE FEARS OF KINGS The apprehension of Moctezuma, mentioned in our previous submission, can be illuminated by a sweeping mythical tradition concerning the life and death of Quetzalcoatl, the celestial prototype of kings. Quetzalcoatl was called the "sun," but the mythical and ritual sources remind us that this does not mean the light we call Sun today. The most revered figure of Mexican myth, Quetzalcoatl ruled for a time, then disembarked for other realms. As the great "teacher," the exemplary ruler, ...
266. The Succession of Gods [Books] [de Grazia books]
... once the sky and the god of the sly." Among the less familiar religions, the Mongol, the Sumerian, the Babylonian, the Celtic, the Baltic, and the Slavic have nominated the sky and its god(s ) for preeminence. Not only this; so far as one can tell, all primitive religions have important celestial referents, and we may quote cases from Eliade again: "The supreme divinity of the Maori is named Iho; iho means elevated, high up. Uwoluwu, the supreme god of the Akposo Negroes, signifies what is on high, the upper regions. Among the Selk'nam of Tierra del Fuego God is called Dweller in the Sky ...
... his looks and asks him to marry her. Gilgamesh rejects her, reminding her in scornful words of what happened to her previous mates, including the hapless Tammuz, later known as Adonis. It is not unusual for a hero to refuse the love, and the unheard-of presents, offered by a goddess. In every such case only two celestial personalities are possible candidates for this role: the planet Venus, and Sirius, alias Sothis, who has some of the reputation of a harlot. 291 There is the story of Ugaritic Aqht, who shows mocking haughtiness to Anat [n9 See C. H. Gordon, Ugaritic Literature (1949), pp. 84-103. This ...
268. Quartered At Yale [Journals] [Kronos]
... useful purpose would be served by summarizing here Velikovsky's evidence' for the series of cosmic catastrophes that he supposes to have occurred between 1500 and 700 B.C . The crucial point is that Velikovsky, in effect, repudiates his earlier rejection of Newton: The theory of cosmic catastrophe can, if required to do so, conform with the celestial mechanics of Newton' (Worlds in Collision, p. 384). But the readers of the book are spared the realization that its author ever professed belief in what he called the empiric evidences of the fallacy of the law of gravitation' (Cosmos Without Gravitation, p. 11). (1 ) "We look in ...
... From: The Mysterious Comet by Comyns Beaumont CD Home | Contents Part One: Meteors And Weather I - New Atmospherics Celestial In Origin WEATHER conditions figure so prominently and continually in our lives that few among us pause to consider the fons et origo of the atmosphere we breathe or the rain that descends sometimes as a blinding and furious storm, at others as a gentle shower. The state of the weather is always a subject of interest and often of importance, but not many can advance an intelligent explanation of it. We accept the occurrence of great storms, gales, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, or severe frosts without as a rule probing deeper than to explain that ...
... and at the poles are continually reaching the planet's surfaces. Let the reader note this fact. Thus away out yonder, toward the bounds of the solar system, we see two giant worlds undergoing the same stupendous ordeals that in ages gone by, our little earth experienced. The heavens speak as with tongues of fire, and we hear celestial harmonies proclaim eternal law to the utmost bounds of space and time. But what are those belts, now revealed by the telescope ? What kinds of matter constitute those annular and belt systems ? Law replies : " They are composed of the same materials in kind, that now compose the bodies of the planets themselves." Now I ...
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