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61. Heracles and the Planet Mars [Aeon Journal $]
... explanation if ever there was one in mythological interpretation). In accordance with this interpretation Harrison concludes: "The young sun uprising shoots his arrows at the old setting sun." (13) The problem with Harrison's explanation is that it leaves too many questions unanswered. What, for example, is the objective reference of the sun-god's cup? Another problem is that both Helios and Heracles are identified with the solar orb; thus a confrontation between the two is difficult to imagine. That Heracles should here be identified with some other celestial body seems more probable, the question is which one? Turning to the Greek testimony on this matter, Eratosthenes and several other early writers can be cited in favor of an identification of Heracles with the planet Mars. (14) Such an identification was apparently fairly common in the Hellenistic Age, the astronomical writings of Petosiris attesting to the same opinion (second century BCE). (15) Certainly this is a surprising identification at first sight, yet as we have seen in "Apollo and the Planet Mars," ...
62. The Enclosed Sun-Cross [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... But if one myth identifies the arms of the sun-cross as four paradisal rivers, there are other interpretations of the cross as well, for this primal image produced a wide-ranging and coherent symbolism, as I shall now attempt to show. THE CROSSROADS From Saturn, the central sun, flowed four primary paths of light. In the myths these appear as four rivers, four winds, four streams of arrows, or four children, assistants, or light-spirits bearing the Saturnian seed (the life elements) through the four quarters of the celestial kingdom. The sun-crossand enclosed sun-cross, depicting the four life-bearing streams, thus serve as universal signs of the Holy Land. The modern world is accustomed to think of "the four quarters" in terrestrial terms. Today we conceive north, east, west, and south only in relationship to our own position or to a fixed geographical reference point. Chicago is "west" of New York and "east" of Omaha, and to the modern mind the "four corners of the world" only serves as a vague ...
63. The Road To Saturn [Aeon Journal $]
... referred to, and sometimes explicitly described catastrophic events. These appeared of such magnitude that, were they to be believed, they could only be explained by the shaking of the Earth's framework. Predominant among these disasters was the universal deluge, which the Biblical account associates with Noah. Moreover, the cosmic thread that ran through the ages was intertwined with these disasters so that it did not take long to realize that Velikovsky had been right when he insisted that catastrophism was literally heaven-caused. What became more and more obvious was that the celestial order with which ancient man was so obsessed was entirely different from the one we are presently acquainted with. Ancient man described the Sun as rising in the west, setting in the east, stopping in mid-course, and turning right around. According to ancient texts, the planets seem to have occupied different positions in the sky; they moved in different orbits and, in all cases, looked entirely different from the way they do now. Prime among these examples was the planet Venus which, very much as Velikovsky had claimed ...
64. Thoth Vol. II, No. 10 June 15, 1998 [Thoth Website]
... development of writing. A study of ancient myth, consequently, will tell us a great deal about the intellectual life of early man. If for no other reason, this should ensure that modern scholars pay careful attention to the favorite myths of our forbears. There are many different approaches to the study of ancient myth-naturist, Freudian, Jungian, structuralist, etc. No doubt each of the various schools of thought has valid points to make. My own approach to myth attempts to make sense of the ancient traditions surrounding the various celestial bodies. It is well-known, in fact, that the earliest religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica were characterized by a preoccupation with celestial phenomena. Of the latter culture, David Kelley has observed: "It has been clear to all serious students of Mesoamerican culture that there was an intimate relationship between astronomical knowledge, the calendar, and religious beliefs and rituals." Much the same point could be made with respect to all ancient cultures. Wherever one looks, one finds the same fascination with the heavenly bodies. ...
65. The Great Father [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... and plenty, the "Golden Age." While few of us today could locate Saturn in the starry sphere, the earliest astral religions insist that the planet-god was once the all-powerful ruler of heaven. But paradoxically, they also declare that he resided on earth as a great king. He was the father both of gods and men. This dual character of the great father has been the subject of a centuries-long, but unresolved debate. Was he a living ancestor subsequently exaggerated into a cosmic divinity? Or was he originally a celestial god whom later myths reduced to human proportions? For an explanation of the great father researchers look to such varied powers as the solar orb, an esteemed tribal chief, or an abstract "vegetation cycle." Almost uniformly ignored is the connection of the primordial man-god with the actual planet Saturn-- even though it is precisely the latter that can tell us why the great father appears in both human and celestial form. The overwhelming preoccupation of ancient ritual is with an ancient "great god": The myths say that ...
66. The Reflective Canopy Model and the Mytho-historical Record [Aeon Journal $]
... girdled by a doughnut-like structure of ice crystals which, in keeping with Genesis 1:6-8, he alluded to as the firmament. (4) Donald Cyr, who is currently one of Vail's staunchest supporters, has published numerous articles on the subject in his recently defunct periodical, Stonehenge Viewpoint. (5) There, one can not only read about this firmament, or canopy, but also its reflective properties, the aspect of the theory that most appealed to Zysman. (6) He thus found himself wondering whether the celestial apparition that the mytho-historical record alludes to-- the sun of night and its appendages-- could have been the reflected image of some terrestrial object on the mirror-surface of the sky rather than the planets which other scholars had vouched for. And, given that this reflective canopy was situated high enough above the surface of the Earth-- four Earth-radii is Zysman's current estimate (7)-- why couldn't the Earth itself have been the reflected object? Wouldn't such a reflection have given the appearance of a globe suspended in ...
67. De Grazian Discography (Reviewed) [SIS C&C Review $]
... to explore almost all aspects of the catastrophist scenario embodied in that term. The books range through astronomy, biology, geology, psychology, biography and eschatology and, of course, the electric cosmos. Most of them have been reviewed or otherwise acknowledged in SIS publications [1. If I had to single out some personal favourites, I would select 3: The Divine Succession, God's Fire and Cosmic Heretics. In the first, de Grazia examines the origin of religion- still humanity's dominant motivating force. At times when catastrophic celestial events, the 'wars of the gods', take place...'... when great events are common and men are shaken by them, the gods are implied, even visualized... the age becomes confirmed as religious. The more intense, pervasive, and frequent the experiences, the more religious the age becomes. It is as certain as any other proposition of science, that, were an asteroid or comet of modest size to strike the globe, astronomy would promptly become astrology, meteorology divination ...
68. The Celestial Clock [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2002:2 (Dec 2002) Home¦ Issue Contents The Celestial Clock www.celestialclock.com The Celestial Clock employs a unified theory of natural cyclicity, which reaches apocalyptic proportions in every 11,500- 23,000 years. The book reveals the sacred symbology of the Seven Stars of Pleiades, serpents, dragons, scorpions, lamb and bull along with indisputable scientific proof that the Mayan Calendar is based on the 23,000 year ice volume collapse cycles recently discovered in ocean sedimentation and ice core drill down studies from Greenland and Antarctica. It is the dominant cycle of the "100,000" year Milankovitch ice age theory. The ancient prophets, seers, shamans, and medicine men knew about these natural apocalyptic cycles and tried their best to warn us through using animal symbology constructed from star constellations to teach us a cosmic size lesson using the Earth as the hand of a clock and the sky as the face of the clock. It is no coincidence that Revelation of the Bible talks about "red fiery dragon" and the ...
69. Saturnists Play Marbles [SIS Internet Digest $]
... material comes immediately to mind; South America; huge areas in Africa; and elsewhere. Eric: What parts of the Saturn theory are well worked out and what parts still need more work and confirmation from independent mythological sources? Dwardu: In MY opinion, what still needs to be worked out is the number and characteristics of the Martian and Venerian catastrophes; the aftermath to the break-up of the Saturnian configuration. What still needs to be ASCERTAINED are Talbott's claims that (a) Saturn wandered prior to settling down in the north celestial pole; (b) that Jupiter was hidden behind Saturn; and (c) that Jupiter was involved in the events FOLLOWING the break-up of the configuration. So that, as far as I am concerned, an awful lot of work still needs to be done. Dave Talbott Says: [C ertain broadly distributed themes have not yet been identified by proponents of the [Saturn theory. That would seem to me to be a virtually certainty, since every year we've been able to add more themes to the list. ...
70. The Celestial Whirlpool Lake [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... From: The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs Home¦ Issue Contents SECTION III The Celestial Whirlpool Lake Winds as carriers of good and evil-Chinese "fung-shui" doctrine- Seasons and Cardinal points -Revolving "Great Bear" constellation- The Chinese "Bushel"- Scandinavian "World Mill"- The Revolving Heavens-" World Mill" and Whirlpool- Northern Stars in Pyramid Age Early Egyptian stellar myths solarised -Northern Stars in "Sun-boat"- Sirius as "Year Star"-" Great Bear" as Set who felled Osiris- Pole Star as Babylonian god- Biblical reference- Aryo Indians and Pole Star -" Great Bear" as source of Magic -Magicians as early scientists- Polynesian "mana"- Magical ceremonies Wind and Water only 'mown forms of Energy Spiral as magic-generators- The Northern Celestial Lak-" Whirling Logs" of the Navaho Indians- The Whirling Cross and Spiral-Egyptian Celestial Lake- Situated in the North-Osins as "Water Confiner "-Revolving Stars-Stellar and Solar Cults-Gods of Four Quarter- Chinese World Dragon and Osiris -The Egyptian Revolving Crocodile- ...
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