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... From: Pensée Vol. 3 No 3: (Fall 1973) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered V" Home¦ Issue Contents Gyroscopic Precession and Celestial Axis Displacement C. S. Sherrerd Forum Mr. Sherrerd is a statistical data analyst with a background in communications engineering and large-scale computer applications. Many readers of Velikovsky's writings and associated papers perhaps find it very difficult to accept the historical reports of prolonged periods of daylight or darkness, as if "the sun stood still," or as if temporary but very severe perturbations occurred in the rotation of the earth about its polar axis. One would think intuitively at first glance, that such occurrences would require impossibly large angular decelerating and accelerating forces, which in turn would so totally disrupt the earth's crust as to make impossible any human survival. Sudden and major displacements in the geographical position of the earth's polar axis would most likely require such unthinkable circumstances. Those geographical shifts which have occurred during historical time involved at most a few degrees of arc distance on the surface of the globe, and were indeed tectonically quite ...
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32. "Nemesis" -- A New Idea as Old as the Bible? [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History VII:1 (Feb 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents "Nemesis"-- A New Idea as Old as the Bible? Zecharia Sitchin The field of catastrophism has been exposed, since early 1984, to the grandest theories of all: the suggestion that periodic global extinctions could be triggered by a distant celestial object that disrupts the Solar System once every 26 million years or so. Though the beginnings of the idea can be found in other and earlier publications, the unprecedented impetus to the scholarly debate-- still raging-- was a series of studies in the British scientific weekly, Nature, and especially its Vol. 308 (issue of April 19, 1984) and Vol.311 (October 18). Initially, the hypothesis put forward was that a companion star to our Sun, a so-called "brown dwarf' passing in a certain part of the heavens (the "Oort Cloud") at a certain angle, triggers an avalanche of comets that cause on Earth mass extinctions every 26 million years (as ...
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33. Did Worlds Collide [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 3: (Summer 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VIII" Home¦ Issue Contents Did Worlds Collide Robert W. Bass Copyright 1974 by Robert W. Bass Bode's Law and the established principles of celestial mechanics do not preclude planetary near-collisions in the recent past. Dr. Bass, a Rhodes Scholar, took his doctorate in 1955 under the late Aurel Wintner --then the world's leading authority on celestial mechanics. He undertook three years of post-doctoral research in nonlinear mechanics at Princeton under National Medal of Science winner, Solomon Lefschetz. In the late Fifties he developed a new principle in celestial mechanics which not only gives a dynamical explanation for Bode's law but, as shown in 1972 by M. Ovenden, predicts current planetary distances with an average inaccuracy less than one percent. Currently Bass is Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University. A substantial portion of what follows will be beyond the reach of non-specialists. We have separated out certain sections of the paper in smaller type, thus enabling the general reader to pass them ...
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... provide one of the most intriguing problems in the study of man.(1) Despite the varied and monumental attempts to discover their true source, no single hypothesis has been universally accepted, for the simple reason that scholars have been unable to free themselves from uniformitarian dogmas which look for the solution in the common and the ordinary at the one extreme, or the excessively obscure at the other.(2) Recognizing that the solution is not to be found in the everyday events of life, recent works have turned to the celestial sphere and sought the answer in the awe-inspiring heavens. But even these contain obvious ad hoc explanations which present neither a unifying hypothesis nor a substantive example of causation. Hamlet's Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time is a case in point. This scholarly but abstruse work is a study in futility. While concluding that the celestial sphere is the wellspring of myth, the authors- de Santillana and von Dechend- have, nonetheless, conformed to a uniformitarian cosmology in their interpretation of myth. This has thus ...
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... From: SIS Review Vol VI No 1-3 (1982) "The 1978 Glasgow Conference Proceedings" Home¦ Issue Contents The Celestial Dynamics of "Worlds in Collision" Dr Robert W. Bass I was recently invited by Dr Elizabeth Chesley Baity, author of a well-known synthesising summary of archaeoastronomy [1, to give a lecture on the stability of the solar system at a conference in Austria some year and a half from now; and in her letter of invitation she asked me whether I could give the talk without repeating myself (that is, without quoting my previous papers on the subject). Fortunately, Dr MacKie did not impose that stipulation upon me, so I think I will take about one-third of my time to summarise what I have already said in Pensée and Kronos [2 for the benefit of those of you who may not have read those papers, and then I shall try to say something beyond what I have published. From the point of view of Newtonian mechanics, point-particle mechanics, that is, idealised mechanics in which the Sun ...
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... , both highly active in the evolution of the original planetary assembly. As an introduction to the mother goddess and warrior hero, this series can only adumbrate a subject whose full illumination will require volumes. Taking world mythology and folklore as a whole, the two most active and frequently-occurring figures are (as illuminated by the archetypes of the polar configuration) echoes of Venus and Mars. For a variety of reasons, this truth has not been perceived. Much of heroic literature has been so fully brought down to Earth that the original celestial character of the central figures has been profoundly distorted-- and often abandoned altogether-- by the storytellers. Additionally, while prior comparative analysis has revealed many interesting common traits of these figures, it has not begun to penetrate to the depth of the parallels-- even though these parallels are easily detected once the concrete forms of the archetypes and the event-sequences associated with their evolution are understood. Velikovsky's legacy Those catastrophists who have been drawn to planetary mythology by Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision will find that the highly unique roles of ...
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37. Spatters And Planetary Iconography [The Velikovskian $]
... second soldier's shield; the latter on the extreme right and left of each opponent, and in the centre of the diagram, between their two shields. The sophisticated spatters appear to be "petalled." Two of these spatters are cut off by the borders of the plate. If these spatters were symbolic, not natural, why would the artist cut them off and treat them as if they were mere background, like clouds in a photograph? Figure 1 Figure 62 The activity seen in Figure 1 reflects a period of probable celestial turmoil. Spatters evidently appeared during the Trojan War era. Let us see if they recur. Figure 62 is my depiction of a scene from an amphora which illustrates the roles of Hermes, Hera, Athena and Aphrodite in the beginning of the Trojan War. The top portion shows what seem to be celestial apparitions, the bottom portion shows their rationalisation into myth. The top panel contains a trism and three spatters. Are the spatters planets, or did a conjunction of at least two planets produce a third deity, the ...
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38. Clashing Magnetic Fields [Aeon Journal $]
... was presented to the passing planet in alternating passes. The smaller planet, 11% of Earth's mass, deeply invaded Earth's gravitational field. Simultaneously the close encounters featured a sudden, intense and swift distortion of the two planets' magnetic fields. Additional recharging and polarity reversals were "created" by the "passing by" of the massive body. (1) Most of the electricity generated and polar reversals however, may in time be attributed to just the fact of one body passing close by another. Ronald Hatch, a celestial physicist, will soon publish a treatise on the subject of gravity and relativity in physics which has been some ten years in the writing. He is expanding upon the commonly assumed fact that Maxwell's "potential" equations are wrong. Usually assumed to be irrelevant, some experimenters have noted results showing these potential equations to be quite germane and their accuracy of some real import. Hatch believes they can be modified to correctly explain the dichotomy between the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity (and, of course, ...
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39. The Rise of Blood Sacrifice [Aeon Journal $]
... at Ur: "The ritual of burial included human sacrifice; the number of victims might vary from a mere half-dozen to seventy or eighty, but a certain number had to accompany the owner of the tomb." (5) These discoveries at last confirmed the very existence of human sacrifice archaeologically. However, the killed vassals did not allow scholars to establish meaningful relations with the scenes shown on the seals because they could not be identified as deities. The slaughtered vassals must have belonged to a different category of blood ritual. Celestial combat from a Mesopotamian seal impression showing Ninurta in pursuit of the serpent dragon Mushusshu The subject moved from the hands of narrow specialists to students of religion. They discovered a worldwide "combat myth of gods and heroes who encounter and defeat dragons, monsters, demons, and giants." (6) During such duels, deities were trying to exterminate each other. Thus, many of the ritualistic scenes could be categorized under the "combat type of sacrifice" (Fontenrose). Illustrations and sagas were found all over the ...
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40. Temple, Crown, Vase, Eye, and Circular Serpent [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... --- >> VII Temple, Crown, Vase, Eye, and Circular Serpent A primary thesis of this book is that the Saturnian configuration provoked many different symbols, whose underlying relationship to a single cosmic form too often goes unnoticed. When the ancients laid out the sacred city they sought to establish a likeness of the cosmic dwelling, a circle around a fixed centre. And in organizing the first kingdoms, unifying once-separate territories, the founders followed the same celestial plan. There was only one dwelling of the great god, but this dwelling inspired imitative forms of varying scale and varying ritual functions. At root the creator's home is simply "the place," "the land," "the holy abode," or "the enclosure." Only with the construction of imitative cities does the god's residence become "the cosmic city." And only after the organization of imitative terrestrial kingdoms can one meaningfully term the heavenly abode a "celestial kingdom." What the smallest city and grandest empire have in common is an identical relationship to ...
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