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... the authority of the world's greatest astronomers? There is therefore small wonder if the fugitives from the Great Catastrophe and their successors, with the true facts vividly engraved on their minds, were terror-stricken. This ever-present dread was evidenced when they placed over the lintels of their temples the emblem of the Winged Globae, beautiful but sinister symbol of the celestial weapon, affording a constant reminder of this transient life. It was placed there, according to inscriptions, to commemorate the victory of Horus over Set after Osiris had been cut to pieces by him, but in reality it provided a grim commentary of the sombre fact that a celestial body had struck the earth and had destroyed millions of ...
372. Did the Sumerians and the Akkadians Ever Exist? [Journals] [Aeon]
... with tribal societies.Problems: The ethnic identity of the inhabitants is unknown; it is unclear whether they inherited their advanced culture from another nation, created it themselves, or had it imposed on them by another people. The stone age still lacks the office of the priest, does not know extensive sacrificial procedures or a temple economy. Celestial deities have not yet made their appearance. Rituals are restricted to practices of reconciliation for deceased relatives and animals killed in hunting. Small female figurines serve as amulettes against the risks of pregnancy and childbirth. The reasons for the emergence of a society dominated by a priesthood, i.e ., the causes of the first stage of ...
373. Plato And The Catastrophist Tradition [Journals] [Kronos]
... essential thesis of Hamlet's Mill is that the great myths are a worldwide storehouse of symbols and motifs that once constituted the coherent astronomical-astrological science of our pre-literate ancestors in all parts of the world. The events of myth, and especially the great mythic catastrophes of devastation by fire and flood, are seen as a mapping of major changes in the celestial order onto the familiar dimensions of terrestrial society and geography. These changes are those brought about by the Precession, the gradual, inexorable, revolution of the Earth's axial direction, represented by the celestial North Pole, around the Pole of the Ecliptic, the famous "empty place" from which, according to the Book of Job, ...
374. Pluto's Rank Again - Needs Changing... [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... to what this author calls the "bibbu boo-boo." There is considerable reason to suspect that the majority of our planet's namesakes were comets- probably of the Encke family. For instance, we can read from W.M . O'Neil (1975): "The word planet comes from the Greek planetes, the wanderers; these seven celestial bodies moved among the fixed stars. The Babylonians had a more picturesque name bibbu, the wild sheep, as these bodies broke through the fixed formation in which the tame sheep crossed the sky." To call into question Greek continuity of planet identity I refer to Leonardo Taran's work on the "Pseudo-Platonic" Epinomis (1975) where ...
375. A Cosmic Debate [Books] [de Grazia books]
... biblical Tower of Babel story is not a unique representation of a unity and subsequent dispersal of languages groups. Does the behavior of "The Gods" cause language to diversify quickly, and yet at other times to freeze its forms of meanings? Theology is the heir of terrible experiences. It was the conceptual battering ram that integrated animal and celestial operations. As the skies opened and engulfed mankind, the human mind responded and worked back and forth productively. Theology was the original queen of sciences because of its promise to control mankind's response to the disorders of the heavens. The government of the passions, both personal and social, is a persisting problem. Political behavior and dogmatic ...
376. Electro-gravitic cosmology [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2002:1 (Sep 2002) Home | Issue Contents Electro-gravitic cosmology Charles Ginenthal Editor of The Velikovskian Immanuel Velikovsky's theory that the solar system has been unstable in historical times was based on the assumption that there was an electromagnetic force in celestial space. This follower of Velikovsky has enlarged upon this suggestion and developed a completely new theory of cosmology. The theory does not explain the origin of the Universe. It does not explain the origin of matter, energy or space. To do so requires creation ex nihilo, which requires a miracle. The theory takes as given that matter, energy and space have always existed and are changing form in a ...
377. On Comets, Comet-Like Luminous Apparitions and Meteors (Concluded) [Journals] [Kronos]
... goddess of Aphaca at Byblos in Syria, (34) a goddess identical to the Syrian Attart (Astart-Astarte), who was merged with the goddess Anath and became Atargatis before the time of Israel's prophets.(35) According to an ancient source, a "meteor" was expected on a certain day of the year - and this celestial appearance was supposed to have been the goddess herself - which was to plunge from the heights of Lebanon into the river Adonis (or, according to others, into the Lake el-Jammuneh), and would thereby initiate the celebration in honor of Attart. At the time of the service, a light like a torch(36) or ...
378. Astronomy As Art [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:2 (Dec 1998) Home | Issue Contents Astronomy As Art By Amy Acheson, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thoth Vol II, No. 11 June 30, 1998 Ptolemy's mathematical epicycles were an effort to explain the celestial order as he saw it in terms of the "divine perfect circles" of his mythical/religious heritage. Copernicus' new viewpoint was based on the same assumption that there is something sacred about "celestial spheres". He tossed out Ptolemy's math and painted a new picture using a concept he imagined would replace the cumbersome epicycles with perfectly circular orbits. See? If you put the Sun here, ...
379. The Great Terror [Journals] [Kronos]
... perpetuity what frightens his ancestors."(9 ) The words of the Decalogue were not heard by Israel alone, but by the inhabitants of all the earth."(10) They were announced under terrifying circumstances and under the threat of punishment. These laws given on Mt. Sinai were revealed under the fearful imprint of "the celestial body* that the great Architect of nature sent close to the earth "( 11) The Old Testament leaves no doubt that the event was to be conceived by the people as being arranged because of their sins and was meant to evoke guilt feelings: "For God is come to prove you; and that His fear may be ...
380. Thoth Vol II, No. 1: January 15, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... Let me not be angry that the grandeur of Mexico is to be destroyed. The smoking stars gather together against it. One of the principles I intend to establish in this series of articles is that, in the earlier expressions of comet imagery, the fiery star did not just "herald" war; it was itself an agent of celestial upheaval, an active participant in the remembered WARS OF CELESTIAL POWERS, whose battles produced deep archetypal images subsequently reflected in ALL war. The flaming sphere of the comet was hurled into the midst of a great conflagration in the sky. In the original system of thought, every war on earth was an echo of the primeval disturbance, ...
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