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331. The Mars Mystery: The Secret Connection Between Earth and the Red Planet by Graham Hancock [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon V:3 (Dec 1998) Home | Issue Contents The Mars Mystery: The Secret Connection Between Earth and the Red Planet by Graham Hancock (Crown, New York, 1998) Reviewed by Frederic Jueneman Mars has become as prominent a body in our contemporary book and tabloid literature as it has been a celebrated celestial object in our night skies. The red planet has been recently visited by two space probes: Pathfinder, the lander that bounced its way onto the surface and opened its lotus-like petals for the short-lived wheeled rover to explore the immediate environment, and the orbiting Surveyor that is currently analyzing and mapping the surface to satisfy our insatiable curiosity in a ...
332. Solar System Studies [Journals] [Aeon]
... planned to write a sequel to Worlds in Collision covering the eras of Saturn and Jupiter, but it never happened. Yet among Velikovsky's followers, there are new efforts to get on with the awesome task of reconstructing the physical history of the Solar System and the general history of man, from the dawn of human memory until the age of celestial tranquility. Many of those involved in this effort are contributors to The Cataclysm. One of our goals will be to reconstruct, on the basis of mythical and historical data, as many details as possible about former ages. Another goal will be to see what kind of physical considerations might account for some of these details. In The ...
333. Chaos and Creation [Books] [de Grazia books]
... Sea bottom "consist entirely of cellular fragments and organic remains, well preserved and showing remarkable detail when examined with the electron microscope." Metallic stains are heavy in the 20 to 70 cm levels . Dates of 3500 years ago were indicated. The "Old World,." then appears to have been beset by the celestial encounters of Earth and Venus throughout its length and breadth. The contemporary archaeology of the Americas is only in its beginnings. Ecuador is the current nominee for the Mother culture, and is carried back to 5000 B.P . (Jovea) according to Donald Collier of the University of Chicago. The best-known ancient sites excavated, those ...
334. The Road to Saturn (Excerpts from an Autobiographical Essay) [Journals] [Aeon]
... The item that matches the event reads: "The gigantic star of the god Ea in the constellation Vela of the god Ea." As seen by the ancient peoples of Mesopotamia, Vela X would have appeared low on the horizon with its luminosity reflected "like a shiny ribbon" on the waters of the Persian Gulf. This sudden celestial apparition, according to Michanowsky, so awed ancient man that its psychological impact was responsible for a "quantum jump in human achievement." The supernova, however, cannot be dated more precisely than "sometime between 9000 and 4000 B.C ." Michanowsky opted for the lower date on no particular astronomical evidence. He merely wished ...
335. "The Day The Sun Stood Still". File I (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... feel that he should read it to me, saying that I would not like it and that he wanted to write a different piece. He would read the book still another time. I asked him not to disclose the content of my book in his preview beyond revealing that there were global catastrophes in historical times caused by strong perturbations among celestial bodies, not even mentioning the planet Venus- the dramatis persona of that volume- and to limit his article to indicating the problems raised by my book. When he returned after a week or two, he had a new version, and again he was certain that he had not succeeded in explaining my theory properly. I listened as he ...
336. The Original Star of Dawn [Articles]
... . Even so, what I shall be able to divulge in the short half hour allotted me should be of adequate interest and while the evidence I shall present cannot be considered to be complete, it should be sufficient as a foundation on which the longer paper will be based. The Star of Dawn is merely a different designation for that celestial object which has gone down in the mytho-historical records of various ancient nations as the Morning Star, which entity is usually identified as the planet Venus. The impetus behind my research into this most fascinating subject was supplied by a paper written by Moe Mandelkehr in which he asserted that the mythological Morning Star was not originally the planet Venus. ...
337. Thoth Vol II, No. 9: May 31, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... speaks for an alien sky. Additionally, this approach will place the highest emphasis on the oldest sources, those situated closest in time to the original experience, where there is the least opportunity for distortion. It is in the oldest sources that you find the most poignant and literal expressions of the universal themes, with minimal dilution of the celestial images involved. AND YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN "PROVE" YOUR CASE ON THE BASIS OF MYTHICAL AND HISTORICAL EVIDENCE? The "proof" begins with certain well-established celestial forms repeated in myths and pictographs and ritual reenactments around the world. Not one of these primary forms, when placed under the microscope, will reveal any relationship to things ...
338. Ballochroy, Kintraw, and Mackie (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... Mr. Cardona does not understand the principles of the long megalithic alignments is shown by his quoting of Hawkins' words, that distant hills become "redundant". On the contrary they are absolutely essential to the theory of megalithic observatories since it is they, when pointed at by one or more stones, that determine the declination of a celestial body rising or setting on the horizon. Understanding this puts into perspective, for example, the comments about Thom's identifications of the backsight stone at Ballochroy which points to Corra Bheinn. There may well have been a slip but stone S2 is the one concerned, as anyone can verify by visiting the site. Stone S1 is only 4 ...
339. Sothic Dating Redux (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... the intercalary month added". Questions, however, are demanded by the word "shown". Whatever may have been the nature of Egyptian tomb inscriptions, they were most unlikely to have been there for "show". If their purpose was indeed the concrete "magical" one of aiding the deceased in his continued existence on the celestial plane, then correspondence to astronomical reality might well be crucial. It would follow that material changes in depiction of the calendar would be more likely to signify changes in the celestial order than to express changes in artistic style. Unsatisfactory, likewise, is Parker's treatment of the rationale for the 365-day civil year. For one thing, he ...
340. On "The Year -687": A Postscript (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... of argument, let us assume it is definitely known that all the observations used in compiling our ancient chart were made in one place, say as far north as New Delhi. The latitude of New Delhi being 28.4 N., an observer situated there can see all bright stars except those within 28.4 of the southern celestial pole. These will be perpetually below the horizon. Let us assume that our chart shows all naked-eye stars except those in a small region of the southern sky with a radius of roughly eight and a half degrees. (For a region as small as this to be conspicuous, the rest of the chart would have to be fairly ...
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