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101. Response to Critique by Leroy Ellenberger [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... the ancient 360-day calendars. One is to evade the issue-- and most take this route. To his credit, Ellenberger does not evade this pivotal matter. The other choice for uniformitarians is (somehow) to discredit such calendric evidence. Velikovsky, as planetary catastrophist from the 1940's to the 1970's, spent thousands of hours in some of the largest east-coast libraries researching ancient literature on the subject. He found an interesting variety of 360-day calendars. The Maya calendar, for example, had 72 five-week divisions. Another, the Chinese, had 24 fifteen-day divisions. The Persians had two 180-day apertures. The very early Roman calendar, a heritage of the Etruscans, had 10 months only, each being 36 days. This is why our last month is still named December, preceded by November and October, for ten, nine, and eight. In the Middle East a 12-month calendar (30 days per month and no intercalary periods) was especially widespread. These five different combinations, each totaling 360 days, are more compelling than if the ancients had ...
102. Solomon's Temple: An Astronomical Observatory [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... degree of validity. But, I submit, the original particular divisions of the sundry zodiacs deal with rather accurate movements of the earth in its orbit mostly because of the recurring cycle of catastrophes that went on endlessly in antiquity. When the work of Cyrus H. Gordon is added to those of Moran and Kelley we have the possibility of relationship in several alphabets and signs for various zodiacs. Note these points: 12 The Ugaritic alphabet had 30 letters, corresponding to 360/30= 12 days or one lunar month. One Chinese astrological chart contained 28 stations with a number of correspondences to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The Greeks had 24 letters in their alphabet, which they claimed came from Phoenicia. The parallelism to the 24 courses in Solomon's temple is striking. The calendrical device therein was made by a Phoenician craftsman who knew a great deal of astronomy. The Hebrew and Phoenician alphabets had 22 letters. To quote Moran, "We have thus concluded the detailed comparison of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet with the 22 signs of ...
103. Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... appearance in each of the four seasons, implying that this comet was seen more often than the others represented. This may illustrate a frequently viewed aspect of comet Encke which has a 3.3 year orbit and rotational axis that occasionally points toward Earth [3. See Figure 1. Figure 1: J. Abery, after Clube& Napier: The Cosmic Serpent, p. 155 In ancient oriental lore it is important to understand that this motif was associated with the pheasant (divine bird in China) which is frequently mentioned in the Chinese classics. The link between the spinning cross and birds is evident on artifacts from many cultures. Perhaps the association of the Sanskrit term 'svastika' with this symbol can be linked to the Astika Parva in the Mahabharata which relates the birth of a cosmic bird par excellence- Garuda. This fabulous winged deity had a radiance like the Sun, could change shapes at will, and destroyed other gods and kings by casting down fire and stirring up storms of reddish dust which darkened the Sun, Moon and stars. Clearly Garuda was ...
104. On testing The Polar configuration [Aeon Journal $]
... to find many of these former associations reflected in the age of early astronomy and astral mysticism- 3. Early astronomy and astrology must have preserved numerous echoes of Saturn's polar station. The priestly astronomy of Iran knew Kevan, the planet Saturn, as "the Great One in the middle of the sky," his station identified as the celestial Pole. (32) The throne of the Hebrew El, whom the Greeks translated as Kronos or Saturn-is acknowledged to be "the pole of the Universe." (33) In Chinese astronomical traditions, Saturn is "the genie of the pivot" and identified as "the planet of the center, corresponding to the emperor on earth, thus to the polar star of heaven." (34) In neo-Platonist symbolism of the planets, the planet Kronos-Saturn is uniquely identified with the celestial Pole, or is placed "over the Pole." (35) Latin poets remembered Saturn as god of "the steadfast star," the very language used of the celestial Pole in global tradition. (36) ...
105. A Comprehensive Theory on Aging, Gigantism and Longevity [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... , however, is that the only just objections are those based on fact, rather than ideological criticism. The authors are extremely wary of such canonical objections, and with good reason! One can easily observe, looking back through history, great differences in the level of scientific advancement in different cultures. Contrast the state of technology of the American Indian with the arriving European settler in the 17th and 18th centuries. Contrast the scientific stagnation of the Dark Ages with the explosive investigative virility of 17th-century Western Europe. Contrast the rather extensive Chinese technology of the first 1200 years A.D. with the relatively backward state of affairs in other areas of the world, Europe included. The point is that these severe differences in scientific progress are seen as arising out of radically different climates of thought. Dynamic conditions of thinking are differentiated from static climates on issues precisely like the uniformitarian doctrine and the Darwinian evolutionary concept of the origin of life and its implicit requirements for earth history, as well as one's conception of Deity. 3 A rather good example of this phenomenon comes from ...
106. Monitor [SIS C&C Review $]
... speech possible. The Neanderthals, on the other hand, appear to have had big noses and a keen sense of smell but may not have developed speech. Ancient acupuncture Science Frontiers No. 121, Jan-Feb 99, p. 2 The Iceman, whose mummified 5,200 year old body was found in the Tyrolean Alps, had 15 groups of tattoo marks which did not appear to be ornamental, nor were on parts of the body normally exposed. Some of the groups were, however, at points traditionally used by the Chinese as acupuncture points used to treat arthrosis of the spine, a condition suffered by the iceman. The medical traditions of the ancient Chinese only date back about 3000 years so is it possible that they were discovered long before in Europe and travelled east by cultural contact? DATING Fire record all washed up New Scientist 18.7.98, p. 25 The oldest human fireplace was thought to be in the Chinese cave of Zhoukoudian and dated to between 200,000 and 500,000 years ago. Burned animal bones were found together with stone ...
107. On "The Year -687": A Postscript (Vox Populi) [Kronos $]
... of such a scheme is evident, and the discrepancies from modern calculation of the mean motions are of a magnitude far too trivial to be explained by catastrophism. Bentley's assumption seems basically reasonable: that these discrepancies would be at least at the time the rules were composed.(8) Sean Mewhinney Ottawa, Ontario NOTES 1. Robert R. Newton, The Moon's Acceleration and Its Physical Origins, Vol. 1: As Deduced from Solar Eclipses (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1979). His table of early Chinese eclipses appears on pages 152-3. 2. Ibid, "The Work of Velikovsky," pp. 180-186. 2a. See also Dwardu Cardona, "The Problem of the Frozen Mammoths," KRONOS I:4, pp. 77-85. 3. Immanuel Velikovsky, Worlds In Collision, p. 326. 4. Charles H. Hapgood, The Path of the Pole (Chilton, 1970). The original edition was published in 1958 as Earth's Shifting Crust. 5. Worlds In Collision, pp. 313-14. ...
108. The Hermes Connection [Aeon Journal $]
... only produce similar but different patterns which even photographs cannot recapture from the original agitation. Thus, the sum total of all of the wave interactions is, for all intents and purposes, beyond comprehension The paths inherent in the Tao are many and varied. They converge and diverge in an interlacing pattern of philosophical ideas, appearing different each time they are examined. In this respect: The interplay of yin and yang, the primordial pair of opposites, appears thus as the principal that guides the movements of the Tao, but the Chinese did not stop there. They went on to study various combinations of yin and yang which they developed into a system of cosmic archetypes. This system is elaborated in the I Ching, or Book of Changes. (3) The fact of the matter is that the Tao can be as simple or as complex as one could imagine, but the key concept at the foundation of the Tao itself is its intrinsic meaning as "way" or "path." We shall attempt to explore this meaning through our own intricate ...
109. Letters [Pensee]
... smaller point, in order to try to reach a conclusive position. For example, one might take the matter of Velikovsky's arguments regarding electrical charges on the sun and in the planetary system. In any event, I do agree with the editors of the journal that the public deserves a better assessment of the validity of Velikovsky's work than it has received to date. Walter Orr Roberts, President University Corp. for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado Professor Roberts is past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Ed. Chinese Flood To The Editor: Dr. Velikovsky's correlation of the "flood that overtopped the mountains" in Chinese legend with the catastrophe which precipitated the Exodus may provide us the securest dating for the rise to eminence of the drainage engineer Yu, his founding of the puzzling Hsia Dynasty (no doubt in Schechwan at the head of the Yangtze), and his compilation of the bafflingly archaic mountain-sea classic, Shan hai jing, from reports of returning expeditionaries. That would put this compilation at around 1440 B.C. Of its four books ...
110. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 6: THE URANIANS [Quantavolution Website]
... were very many in the holocene, and (c) they are now much fewer. By our theory, therefore, Urania witnessed the first chaos of the proto-human environment. As Super-Uranus prepared to fission and to retire, the magnetic tube weakened and the secondary orbits of the dense planets were reduced in diameter around the principal axis of the system. The Earth lost charge, and close-in sky vapors began to condense and fall. Also, holes were chopped in the adamantine heaven- by the creator God, Panku, says the Chinese legend. These would be extensive meteor bombardments, many of them of ice. Great lightning discharges struck between canopies, clouds and land surfaces, with sporadic deluges. The sky waters descended, gathered into clouds, and cooled the near-in atmosphere. The land waters overflowed. Heavy winds blew for the first time. THE ICE DUMPS Where were the immense ice caps of the ice ages during this time? It will be recalled that geology is fixated on the gradual advance and decline of ice caps and many glaciers over a period ...
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