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271. The Ching Hsing [Journals] [Horus]
... , Venus cannot rise in the West and set in the East. Yet, despite the astronomical absurdities that the saying implies, an event recorded as late as the 14th Century A. D. still speaks of the phenomenon as if it were a reality. In his "History of the Civilization of China", Joseph Needham discusses a celestial phenomenon that the Chinese call the Ching Hsing, the "Orb" [Star] of Splendor". Needham quotes a memorandum written by a member of the Astronomical Bureau. The year is 1340 A.D .: ". . . On the first day of the 7th month in the 6th year of the reign, there ...
272. Kessinger Publishing [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... ) Home | Issue Contents Kessinger Publishing http://www.kessingerpub.com Previously out-of-print books. Kessinger Publishing, P.O . Box 160, Kila, MT 59920. USA. Tel: + 1 (406) 756 0167. Fax: 257 5051. Email: email@example.com Arnold, Edwin, Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1885), Being a Discourse Between Arjuna, Prince of India, and the Supreme Being under the Form of Krishna. ISBN 0-7661-0249-1, 186 pages, $17.95. Clake, Hyde and Wake, C. Staniland, Serpent and Siva Worship and Mythology in Central America, Africa, and Asia and the ...
273. Maya Cosmos: A Saturnian Interpretation (Part II) [Journals] [Aeon]
... evident to an honest scholar that an enormous amount of world myth tells the same "stories." These stories are very detailed, very specific in their descriptions as to how Earth, the heavens, and the gods looked and acted. The clincher is that these "sto- ries" are very weird, peculiar, and describe a celestial arrangement most unlike the present cosmos. Moreover, this seeming absurdity occurred world-wide. It is therefore unlikely that the ancients could have invented these "tales," the weirdness and peculiarity of which would have developed on near-identical lines all over the world. Later, when the plastic arts, along with a religious hierarchy, evolved, the ...
274. Aphrodite Urania [Journals] [Aeon]
... historian of religions is whether Aphrodite's identification with Venus is relatively late in origin, as per the view of Burkert and the vast majority of scholars, or whether it has a foundation in the goddess' aboriginal cult? Here the goddess' epithet Urania offers a valuable clue. As Farnell points out,  Urania- "the celestial one"- was a Greek translation of the Semitic title malkat ha-ssamayim, "the queen of the heavens," long understood as having reference to Venus.  Yet almost unbelievably, Farnell questions whether Aphrodite's epithet betrays an astral component. Such an opinion ignores the plain fact that this epithet finds precise parallels in the cults ...
275. The Legends of the Jews: Volume I - Adam [Books]
... intellect, his upright walk, the glance of his eye- they all make an angel of him. But, on the other hand, he eats and drinks, secretes the waste matter in his body, propagates his kind, and dies, like the beast of the field. Therefore God said before the creation of man: "The celestials are not propagated, but they are immortal; the beings on earth are propagated, but they die. I will create man to be the union of the two, so that when he sins, when he behaves like a beast, death shall overtake him; but if he refrains from sin, he shall live forever." ...
276. Origins of the Red Dragon Symbol? [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... lightning unaccompanied by thunder), even today in the 21st century, in common usage in the Gwynedd dialect of Cymraeg (Welsh), is the word "Dreigiau" (dragons) to describe Mellt Didaranau (lightning unaccompanied by thunder). It is also interesting that Alastair McBeath gives the date 537 as referring to a siting of a celestial object (probably a comet) as having a bearing on the origin of some dragon- related myths. In Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Gibbon (Pelican abridgement, Low. D.M ., 1960, p. 580) refers to this very date as one where a comet was sighted widely in Europe ...
277. Velikovsky And Planetary Catastrophe [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... thesis was a seemingly outrageous idea. He claimed that planets, moving on quite different courses than observed today, formerly disturbed the motions of the Earth and caused great destruction to ancient nations. These extraordinary events, Velikovsky claimed, are recorded in ancient chronicles, myths and rites around the world, sources that are simply incomprehensible in terms of celestial motions today. Velikovsky contended that the planet Venus, just a few thousand years ago, possessed a spectacular, comet-like "tail" and its orbit intersected that of the Earth. Though Velikovsky's interest in the subject began with a reading of biblical accounts of the Exodus period, the plagues of Egypt, and the spectacles of the wandering ...
278. The Inconstant Heavens [Books] [de Grazia books]
... conversations I had with him ten years ago, he summed up this thinking by stating that one of the implications of his work is to reinstate Descartes as a rightful contestant of Newton in the understanding of the texture of the universe. Velikovsky quoted the following summation by Herbert Butterfield of the results of the famous contest between the two views of celestial mechanics: The clean and comparatively empty Newtonian skies ultimately carried the day against a Cartesian universe packed with matter and agitated with whirlpools, for the existence of which scientific observations provided no evidence. '[ 2 ]. Velikovsky was confident that this evidence would be found, and it has been found. There is reasonable ground to hope ...
279. Imaginary and Expected Catastrophes: Apocalyptic Desire and Scientific Prognosis [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and Expected Catastrophes: Apocalyptic Desire and Scientific Prognosis Gunnar Heinsohn I Myths and legends describing catastrophes of the Bronze Age provide the hardcore information for the texts of apocalyptic preaching. In mainstream scholarship and theology these catastrophes are no longer understood as real events of the past merely projected into the future. On the contrary, the apocalyptic threats of erratic celestial bodies and global cataclysms are considered as godly revelations dealing exclusively with monstrous events supposed to trigger Judgment Day. In fact, this has not always been the case. In a book published nearly 230 years ago, the reader is told: We have seen so far that all the major festivals and mystery plays of antiquity follow the model ...
280. Night of the Gods: The Pillar [Books]
... on the top of a mountain. Another legend says he was ascending, seated cross legged, into the heavens, when his mother, catching him by one foot, "pulled his leg," which therefore remained pendant. He also appears as a white-eyed white horseman, with a white flag,on a white horse. This is celestial. His legend (like Ptah's too; curiously enough; and compare FitzGerald's Omar Khayyam, 1879, p. 21 etc.) also contains a potter, and the kneading of human figures out of clay-a practice still: continued in his worship, with figurines. There is also an enchanted spinning-wheel that makes a river overflow, and ...
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