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351. Night of the Gods: Polar Myths. The Navels [Books]
... nabhir prthivyAs the navel of the Earth. The one, the holiest supernal spot, is directly over the other, the holiest terrestrial shrine.5 The Chinese terrestrial paradise at the centre of the Earth is directly underneath Shang-Ti's heavenly palace.6 Surely all this imagery can be puzzled-out only by the key supplied from the respective positions of the celestial and terrestrial Northern poles. And thus, as there were two Pillars so there were two Navels. The Swarga-dwara or heavens-gate at Puri (compare with " The Dokana") is the mystic navel of the Earth.7 The Roof-of-the-World, the Bam-i-Dunia on the Pamirs, is also called the heart and the central boss of Asia. ...
352. Sightings - Astrology/Astronomy [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... . Sullivan talks about the "technical language of myth" designed to record and transmit astronomical observations of great complexity, particularly those connected with the precession of the equinoxes. From his study of Inca myth, the author concludes that animals are stars, gods are planets and topographic references are metaphors for location - usually the sun - on the celestial sphere. I've barely started the book & so far can't find anything in the index or bibliography to suggest that Sullivan is familiar with either Catastrophist literature in general or the Saturn theory in particular, but like Patrick Tierney in The Highest Altar, Sullivan draws attention to the Inca concept of time - pacha - as time, ground, ...
353. Retrospect [Journals] [SIS Review]
... latest episode in the "Velikovsky Affair" is here put into context by Dr Velikovsky himself. A SYMPOSIUM ON MY WORK, titled Velikovsky's Challenge to Science", was held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science on February 25, 1974 in San Francisco. One of the symposium's panellists, DR DERRAL MULHOLLAND, a specialist in celestial mechanics, endeared himself to me for a few moments by asking me in front of the audience not to place the crimes of the fathers on the shoulders of the sons, not to keep the present generation responsible for the vile actions of the leaders way back in the fifties. But in the course of that very symposium and in ...
354. Return to the Tippe Top [Journals] [SIS Review]
... on the hill of el-Gurna. - photograph David Rohl So, then, to Velikovsky [1 ]* : Senmut's tomb is first referred to in Part I, Chapter V, East and West'. The reference reads: - "In the tomb of Senmut, the architect of Queen Hatshepsut, a panel on the ceiling shows the celestial sphere with the signs of the zodiac and other constellations in "a reversed orientation" of the southern sky...." " "A characteristic feature of the Senmut ceiling is the astronomically objectionable orientation of the southern panel." The centre of this panel is occupied by the Orion-Sirius group, in which Orion appears west of ...
355. On the Crab Supernova of 1054 [Journals] [Kronos]
... of 1054 evidently went unremarked. This may be explained, however, by their relative brightness. The former was reportedly as bright as the Moon, while the latter was only about as bright as Venus. Coupling this with the following quote provides a plausible answer to the question. It seems that the Aristotelian concept of a perfect, changeless celestial vault was firmly rooted throughout Christendom until the Renaissance. The noted historian of science George Sarton concluded: "The failure of medieval Europeans and Arabs to recognize such phenomena was due not to any difficulty in seeing them but to prejudice and spiritual inertia connected with the groundless belief in celestial perfection. ''(1 ) Thus, among ...
... that the following selection is made for a specific purpose and does not pretend to do full justice to the tone or substance of Velikovsky's book . But I do attempt to reflect those attributes without deliberate bias. The preface to Worlds in Collision illuminates Velikovsky's approach and attitude: Worlds in Collision is a book of wars in the celestial sphere .. . the planet earth participated.. . one.. . occurred.., in the middle of the second millennium before the present era; the other in the eighth and the beginning of the seventh century before the present era. Harmony or stability in the celestial and terrestrial spheres is the point of departure of ...
357. Thoth Vol I, No. 17: June 30, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... rely on traditions of one region only, but drew on key evidences from every ancient civilization. He noted, for example, that in Mexican record, Venus was "the smoking star" the very phrase natives employed for a "comet." He noted in both the Americas and the Near East, a recurring association of Venus with celestial "hair" and with a celestial "beard," two of the most common hieroglyphs for the comet in the ancient world. But another popular glyph for the "comet" was the serpent or dragon, a form taken by the planet Venus in virtually every land. And the same planet, among the Babylonians and other races ...
358. Comments on Chappell [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... ", etc. to the events, themselves, suggests the heavenly display was visible immediately before, during and following the event. This pretty well identifies it to be an electron flux tube, such as that between Io and Jupiter. The tail of the comet isn't visible when the comet is approaching us. The periodicity of the attacking celestial marauder had to be fairly well understood because local advisers (at least the successful ones like Isaiah), could predict not only the day of disaster, but the approximate longitude and latitude. That they could and did is documented several places such as Isaiah: 37, 38. Here, the spin axis seems to have been tilted ...
359. Poster Presentations Abstracts [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... have coined the term trism, which I define as an artistic tri-symmetric composition found all over the world, whose propose was to depict gods and heroes, fantastic beasts, and sacred articles in heraldic and confrontational positions. Noting the similarity of the trism's morphology to magnetic field lines, I suggest that these compositions represented conjunctions or interactions of various celestial objects involving the presence of strong magnetic forces. There are certain elements within these compositions, the most common being certain star-like objects, because of their resemblance to spattered drops of viscous liquid, I have dubbed spatters. Depending upon these objects' morphology, art historians have usually identified these elements with flowering plants and accordingly have used terms ...
360. Stephen J. Gould And Immanuel Velikovsky: Essays In The Continuing Velikovsky Affair [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... suggesting a mistake in his calculations. Bailey populariser, TV personality, and scourge of Velikovsky and all his works. Other discussants were, at first sight at least, better chosen; there were the distinguished sociologist Norman Storer, who made a point of his "dogged neutrality," and J. Derral Mulholland, a world-class authority on celestial dynamics. On a cynical interpretation of the objectives of the symposium of course, it is not at all difficult to see why Rose and Ransom were excluded. It was to be put about that Velikovsky had no properly qualified supporters, and his ideas were consequently not to be taken seriously. It would not have looked good to see ...
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