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71. The Crescent II [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... --- >> IX (Part b) THE CRESCENT-SHIP All ancient sun gods sail in a celestial ship. In the oldest ritual the ship appears as a crescent revolving around the circle of the great god's dwelling, while the god himself remains stationary. The ship's "mooring post" (and, by extension, its "mast") is the cosmic mountain. One of Saturn's most extraordinary possessions is the ark of heaven. Saturn is "literally represented as sailing over the ocean in a ship," remarks Faber. (1) Ovid tells us that because the planet-god traversed the entire sphere of the "earth" in his primordial voyage, his special token was a ship, and this is the ship which appears on the reverse of coins stamped with the double face of Janus. (2) The latter god, as Saturn's alter ego, was the "inventor" of barks and ships. (3) All of the Saturnian gods of the Sumero-Babylonian pantheon sail in a celestial ship, one of whose names is Magula-anna, ...
72. Odin [Kronos $]
... carried his magic lance, Gingnir.(14) Among both peoples, Odin/Woden became the national god of war and it was under his patronage that the Angles and the Saxons invaded Britain.(15) Seen thus, Odin reminds one of the Babylonian Nergal at the head of his demons, (16) the Greek Ares with his "never resting horrible creatures",(17) or the Vedic Indra leading his terrible Maruts.(18) Students of Velikovsky may therefore recognize Odin/Woden and his furious celestial army as the planet Mars when, according to Velikovsky, it plagued the Earth as it brushed close with its accompanying brood of comets during the 8th and 7th centuries B.C.(19) Nergal's and Ares' identity as Mars has never been contested. Velikovsky's identification of Indra as the same planet, on the other hand, has. Indra's identity as Jupiter has been brought out elsewhere.(20) I have also already indicated that the celestial portents which the Hindus personified as the Maruts were associated not only with Mars ...
73. Is Gravity Necessary? (A Response to Charles Ginenthal's Electro-Gravitic Theory) [Aeon Journal $]
... the halls of Academia. As a result, thirty-eight years after its first printing, Worlds in Collision is still an unknown book to most students of science. Isaac Newton announced the Universal Theory of Gravitation in 1686, based upon the hypothesis that matter attracts matter. Using the theory, Newton had some success at approximating the differing apparent attraction of the Earth for objects as one moves around on the globe. Over time, numerous modifications have been made to Newton's simple theory to increase its "accuracy" in describing the highly complex celestial motions. Irregularities of consequence nevertheless remain unexplained, but few alternative causal models have been presented to explain gravitational action. Before Worlds in Collision was published, Velikovsky wrote a pamphlet discussing "Cosmos Without Gravitation," in which he considered electric and magnetic forces operating in the realm of celestial mechanics. To Velikovsky, and to de Grazia, who later followed his trail [God's Fire, the issue was clear: electrical forces of great import were unleashed when planets came together. Velikovsky was convinced by the overwhelming might of the ...
74. An Interview for Television with Immanuel Velikovsky [Horus $]
... and then he added, "And who, then, are you in this case?" Mr. Riggs: What did he come for? Dr. Velikovsky: Well, several times he asked how about a meeting. He said he would come to me. So he came. First he said he would prove me- on a certain sentence which is the only italicized sentence in my book- he would prove me not correct. [The full sentence with its italicized component is as follows:- "The accepted celestial mechanics, notwithstanding the many calculations that have been carried out to many decimal places, or verified by celestial motions, stands only if the sun, the source of light, warmth, and other radiation produced by fusion and fission of atoms, is as a whole an electrically neutral body, and also if the planets, in their usual orbits, are neutral bodies. (Worlds in Collision, p. 387) So I told him that I didn't write this sentence myself. This sentence was written in consultation with the ...
75. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... not explain the change in the number of days in the year, of which all ancient calendars (Maya, Inca, Hindu, China, Persia, Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, Palestine, Greece, Rome) concur (? Worlds in Collision,? pp. 312-359: these pages would certainly impress you). Against a terrestrial cause of global catastrophes: The surmise that an asymmetrical growth of polar ice caused in the past a sudden shifting of the terrestrial crust (1) disregards all references in the folklore to the celestial phenomena accompanying the catastrophe: meteorites and ? bursting of the sky,? also darkness. (2) disregards the geological find of unusual concentration of meteoric iron and nickel in the ocean bed (I attach a section of my new manuscript, ? The floor of the seas,? with a description of the work of M. Pettersson of Goeteborg Oceanic Institute). (3) disregards the magnitude of the force necessary to move the terrestrial crust over the equatorial bulge. Ice covers of the polar regions are placed in ...
... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 1 (Fall 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents The Birth of Vahagn: An Armenian Vision of Celestial Catastrophe? Robert H. Hewsen Copyright© 1977 by Robert H. Hewsen (This article is one of 22 essays contained in an Anthology presented to Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky on December 5, 1975, in honor of Dr. Velikovsky and the 25th anniversary of Worlds in Collision; it is our hope to publish the Anthology in its entirety.- The Ed.) The author wishes to express his indebtedness to another contributor to this Anthology, Mr. Dwardu Cardona of Vancouver, British Columbia, who read this manuscript critically and without whose extensive contributions it would not have appeared in its present form. Heaven and Earth were in labor And in labor was the crimson sea The water of the earth had Reddish reeds. From the stems mist arose From the stems flames arose And through the flames a youth ran forth. He had fiery hair And even his beard was aflame And his eyes were little suns. ...
77. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the problem of heat transfer to a few fixed spots on the surface. The other major surprise concerns the blackness of the nucleus, likened to a lump of coal. It seems however that scientists are unwilling to give up the "dirty snowball" hypothesis. Dr Axford said that it was possible that the dirty snowball had a dark coating of carbon-based compounds that had been plasticised by several billion years of exposure to cosmic rays beyond the edge of the solar system before the comet entered solar orbit; "Halley's comet may be a celestial chocolate-coated ice cream" he said. From a Velikovskian point of view, such a carbon rich exterior and the discovery of spectroscopic signals indicating organic compounds in the tail of the comet (noted by Dr Dayal Wickramasinghe, the brother of Chandra) was a strong possibility. According to the theory of the eruption of cometary bodies from the gas giant planets, each comet should reflect the composition of its parent. I have suggested elsewhere that the parents of all of the highly condensed bodies in the solar system (inner planets, ...
78. Electricity Absent from Sagan's Astrophysics [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 2: (Spring 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VII" Home¦ Issue Contents Electricity Absent from Sagan's Astrophysics According to Professor Sagan, matters involving Newtonian dynamics and the laws of conservation of energy and angular momentum are of first importance in evaluating any hypothesis concerning celestial affairs, while "questions on the nature of planetary surfaces, atmospheres and interiors are on not as good a footing." This seems a fair appraisal, although of course realities that emerge from direct explorations of planets must be accommodated by any law of physics that is to remain valid. And Newtonian dynamics must be understood to embrace the interplay of electrical and electromagnetic as well as gravitational and inertial forces. On this basis, I would generalize and rank Sagan's physical arguments against Worlds in Collision as follows: 1) The energy required to expel a terrestrial planet from a major planet is beyond the mustering capability of any single major planet. 2) Any planet whose rotation was slowed or stopped by whatever means during an encounter with another planet could not ...
79. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(5) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Greek drinking vessel, from the Louvre home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 14, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(5) Ancient stories of cosmic battles, pitting a celestial warrior against a serpent, dragon, or other monster, were integral to the birth of civilization. From one early culture to another, sacred monuments and rites, religious texts, and cosmic symbols harked back to the age of the gods, to earthshaking upheaval, and celestial combat. One fact is frequently overlooked, however. The context and setting of the later stories progressively changed as the gods were brought down to earth. Over time, the poets and historians placed the stories on a landscape familiar to them. In the course of Egyptian history, for example, the creator Ra and his regent Horus, whose original domain was undeniably celestial, came to ...
80. Star Words [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Wescott (or anyone else) prove that the IE word "star" is cognate with Ishtar/Astarte. DAVE TALBOTT adds: Here is a personal opinion concerning S-T-R roots in the Indo- European languages. Virtually ALL are related, but in many cases the relationships will not be evident to the experts because these experts remain unaware of the archetype around which entire complexes of meanings arose. The source of the archetype was in the sky, but it is not there now, and the experts have not even suspected that a celestial reference might have existed --once- which could unify the picture completely. So they search about "down here," wrestling with concepts that cannot (on their own, in the absence of the celestial reference) be reconciled. They do not believe that "cataSTRophe" has anything to do with "STaR" because it is known that the former derives from the Greek STRrophe, meaning a turning or twisting motion with specific references to the turning motions of dancers in Greek choral odes. They cannot imagine any linkage between this ...
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