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391. Probable Visibilities of Venus at the Time of the Supposed Spin Rate Acceleration of the Earth [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... and earlier group which shows an average synodic period of 578.2 days, with a second and later group which shows an average synodic period of 584.75 days. It is further argued that the "break point" between the two groups probably lies between events 8a and 8b, and that event 8a was synchronous with the conspicuous celestial disturbance indicated by Months 3 - 5 of the Ramesside Star Tables (SISR IV:2 /3 ; the Ramesside star tables show an accompanying acceleration in the spin rate of the Earth, such as would be consistent with the change in the synodic period of Venus found in the Ninsianna observations). "Ninsianna & Ramesside Star Tables ...
392. Collective Behaviorism and Ancient Astronomy [Journals] [Horus]
... question of the emphasis given to astronomy. Time-reckoning and the control of agriculture, religious beliefs, governmental (theocratic) authority, monumental architecture - the entire fabric of civilized life reflects the central emphasis placed by the ancients on the sky. Pre-historic symbolic art shows prototypes for deities that, among historical peoples, are identified as referring to some celestial body. Astronomical gods have been honored by cultures from the beginning of history and, in the mythology of some peoples, survive today. Because of this long-term conservation of astral deities by historical cultures the assumption of continuity in meaning from prehistoric, times seems reasonable. Evidence of significant food surpluses from domesticated crops and animal husbandry further suggest ...
393. Solar System Studies (Part 2) [Journals] [Aeon]
... Jupiter is subsequently "born" from behind Saturn when the planetary alignment is disrupted. Mythically, the original subject is the Saturnian golden age, though physically Jupiter is presumed to be the dominant influence on the assemblage of planets as a whole. In Talbott's scenario, Saturn rules the world from high above the north pole, surrounded by the Celestial Wheel and seeming to hover above a mountain of light stretching upward from the northern horizon of the observer on Earth. Saturn is now perceived as a giant god or goddess with arms raised to the heavens (the band appearing to surround Saturn was always in partial shadow). At the apex of the Cosmic Mountain is Mars, appearing ...
394. Contributors [Journals] [Kronos]
... D ., University of Texas at Austin); Dr. Harrington is a research astronomer on the Exploratory Development Staff at the U. S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C. His principal activities are in positional astronomy and he is a specialist in numerical integration of orbital motions. Dr. Harrington was one of the first celestial mechanicians to integrate the orbit of Chiron back far enough to establish that its earliest history was chaotic (i .e ., indeterminable due to close encounters with other planets, principally Saturn). His dissertation explored the dynamical evolution of triple star systems. Dr. Harrington is active in the International Astronomical Union. Thomas McCreery (B ...
395. Sky Woman [Journals] [Aeon]
... . In The Many Faces of Venus I argued that a number of mythological themes involving Aphrodite are best interpreted as reflecting the behavior and recent history of the planet Venus. Included here are her affair with Ares, her role as a goddess of lamentation, and her warrior aspect. The question thus arises: Is it possible there was a celestial model for Aphrodite's magical transformation of Phaon? Star Woman A fascinating myth, widespread in South America, is the so-called "Star Woman" cycle (A762.2 in Thompson's Index). The basic plot finds a beautiful star visiting Earth and carrying off a mortal to make of him her lover or husband, the latter frequently being ...
396. Indeterminacy: Temporary, Permanent, Or Indefinite? [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... scholarly Theater of the Absurd. As I see it, recurrence rather than persistence is the leitmotif of mythic imagery, because trauma rather than tranquility is the generator of myth. In these terms, the primal configuration will recur only to the extent that a later and more transient configuration duplicates or resembles it: The circle will represent the primal celestial body as reincarnated by the Sun, our Moon, or any Earth-approaching planet; the cosmic serpent will represent the world-axis in its wobbly or disintegrative phase when that image is reawakened by proto-Venus or some other cometary body; and so on. In other words, all mythic images, as I interpret them, are superimposed images. Because ...
397. The Domestication of Cattle. Interdisciplinary Evidence in Support of Catastrophism [Journals] [SIS Review]
... reported in SISR V:1 , p. 2), and even the sacred cow aspects of some present religions. The goddess whose rituals consequently caused such a major step in mankind's economy, is assumed by Isaac to be a lunar one. Readers' of Velikovsky will recognize that this assumption is not necessarily valid, and that other celestial bodies, Venus in particular, were also thought of as possessing crescent-shaped horns. Indeed, this very identification of horns with the crescent moon in traditional thinking may well have led to some of the confusion in the identities of the Moon and Venus. Comparative anatomy of animal remains at archaeological sites appears to parallel the story of domestication as ...
398. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... The Cosmology of Job" in SISR I:4 (Spring 1977), Martin Sieff wrote of this book: "Patten and his colleagues have developed their own catastrophic model. Writing from a fundamentalist stance, they use a good deal of biblical material, and are stimulating reading on geology and astrophysics (within an essentially Newtonian model of celestial mechanics). Particularly valuable is their work on orbital resonance, which may help furnish "hard proof" in mathematical terms as to which planet interacted with which in different catastrophes. "However, Patten & Co. pay scant attention to the testimony of other ancient peoples in myth and astronomical records. Their catastrophic model holds Mars to ...
399. Proposed Variations on the Saturnian Configuration [Journals] [Aeon]
... , have possibly stretched out to Mars. Then, due to sudden periodic sun bursts, the terrestrial sheath could have been combined with the Martian one, making the northern light shoot up like a spear or sword in the direction of Mars. Even so, what the aurora borealis would have looked like with the Sun positioned at Earth south celestial sphere deserves a more detailed study by an expert on the subject. The Deluge: In the polar configuration being proposed here, the Sun, being positioned at Earth's south celestial pole, would have attracted a great part of the terrestrial water towards the southern pole through tidal force (even, perhaps, aided by the Moon if it ...
400. Thoth Vol II, No. 13: Aug 31, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... "untrustworthy" as myth count as evidence powerful enough to challenge science? At issue are two different ways of seeing myth. In one perception, myth is an outpouring of human imagination as humankind looked out at an ancient sky very much like our own. In the other perception, myth is an outpouring of imagination in response to extraordinary celestial events- earthshaking dramas unlike anything occurring in our sky today. The good news is that one can apply certain principles of reasoning to the patterns of human memory. Though these rules are employed all the time in judicial proceedings, the vast majority of scholars have ignored them, fostering a madhouse of competing interpretations and further discrediting myth as a ...
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