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61. Velikovsky and the Problem of Planetary Identification [Journals] [Aeon]
... Worlds in Collision was premised upon the finding that the ancient gods were identified with the various planets, certainly one of Velikovsky's most seminal contributions to the study of myth. Velikovsky's thesis is supported by the fact that the oldest symbols of the gods in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica are stars. (1 ) That the ancient gods were celestial objects seems obvious; what is not obvious, however, is which gods represent which celestial objects. Velikovsky himself relied extensively upon the testimony of ancient Greeks for his planetary identifications. With little exception, Velikovsky took the statements of Greek writers at face value; thus he accepted the identification of Apollo with the sun, Aphrodite with the ...
62. Temple, Crown, Vase, Eye, and Circular Serpent [Books]
... 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 ...
63. The Rise of Blood Sacrifice [Journals] [Aeon]
... 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 ...
64. Untitled [Books]
... , has been threatened, but all dangers have been overcome. The correct alignments and bondings have occurred, and a night of confusion has given way to a morning of order and fertility. In Velikovskian catastrophic terms, we have seen the brink of catastrophe, but have been brought safely back. There are other catastrophic, or at least celestial, overtones. For example, the whole play's action occurs during the crucial part of a lunar fertility cycle. It begins when the moon is on the wane, which is a period of danger and error in folklore, and so every impulse seeking to run its course during this period must be held in check, must be delayed ...
65. Megalithic Astronomy [Journals] [SIS Review]
... MacKie Valuable evidence which must be considered in relation to theories of recent catastrophism is provided by the prehistoric standing stone observatories in the British Isles and Brittany. Enough work has been done on these Late Neolithic sites to make it clear that a large number of them were positioned and designed in order to mark accurately the rising and setting positions of celestial bodies and they thus provide a record of the state of parts of the Solar System about 4000 years ago. The disadvantage of this kind of evidence is that, since it depends on the work of non-literate societies, we cannot know directly which celestial bodies were being observed: the sites are not labelled in any way that we can ...
66. 'Worlds in Collision' After Heinsohn [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the irregular motions of specific planets; from the most recent catastrophes the record enables us to reconstruct earlier ones in a causal sequence. In Velikovsky's methodology these three assumptions - revised chronology', identifiable planets', reconstructible sequence' - are inseparable and this is his innovation. Others may have claimed to date ancient catastrophes or to name the celestial agents but no one before him claimed that a correctly revised chronology could yield both identifiable agents and a sequence of causes and effects for all the catastrophes within human memory. Though all three assumptions are essential to Worlds in Collision, that work only attempted to show the fruitfulness of assumption (ii): identifiable planets in datable events. ...
67. Night of the Gods: The Stone [Books]
... . He used the invention against the rebel rival power Ch'jh Yeo, a sort of Satan or Typhon, and also the chief of 81 beast-bodied iron-browed man-voiced dust-eating brothers. Note the good god using the magnet against the evil iron, which is quite an Egyptian conception. He pursued his enemy and seized him. This is of course all celestial myth; and there is a further curious parallel to the Egyptian allegory in the legend that the corpse of Ch'ih Yeo was cut up (like that of Osiris) and its limbs sent to various places.27 The invention of the cars was also credited to Chow Kung to serve in guiding back to their country the envoys who came ...
68. The Countdown to a New Celestial Hazard [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon II:6 (1991) Home | Issue Contents The Countdown to a New Celestial Hazard S.V . M. Clube Summary By authorizing NASA to undertake a survey of near-Earth asteroids with a view to discovering any that are on a collision course with our planet, the US House of Representatives has inadvertently brought us to a turning point in our relationship with the celestial environment. It is likely that this will introduce a new element of public responsibility to the academic debate concerning celestial hazards, and that the issues originally raised by Velikovsky will once again have to be seriously addressed. From major to minor planet While the pioneering days of the planetary flagship have ...
69. The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion & Cosmology, by Charles Ginenthal [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home | Issue Contents The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion & Cosmology by Charles Ginenthal Vol IV of The Velikovskian, New York (hardback, 154 pp., ISBN No. 0-9639759-0-3). Available from the author at 65-35 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375, USA, $20US, money orders payable to a US bank) Reviewed by Eric Crew Judging by the number of references to the scientific literature listed (278 in 132 pages of text - an average of 2 1/page) Charles Ginenthal has read more astronomy than most professional astronomers, who tend to concentrate on restricted fields ...
70. Exploring The Saturn Myth [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Art in support of the Polar Configuration by Allan Beggs Representation of the Polar Configuration (David Talbott, 1991) For several years now I have been studying and researching the Theory of the Saturn Myth, written by North American researcher, David Talbott, and published as a series of essays in the journal AEON. The theory involves an ancient celestial phenomenon termed a polar configuration' and its impact on all of the major themes of world myth and symbol. In each of the essays the author challenges his readers to search out the themes and test the ability of his model to predict' certain (and very specific) mythological connections and/or associations. However, in five ...
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