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111. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 10: VENUS AND MARS [Quantavolution Website]
... before the Hebrew Exodus: was the "dog-fly" (Pallas Athene) to her enemies in Homer's Iliad, and the "wasp-star" of the Meso-Americans [21. On the cave-walls of Australia, the ancestors of the stone age tribes of today drew figures that appear to describe Venus [22. One depicts an owl-like creature with hands, feet, feathers, owl-tail, owl-eyes, and owl-head. It is painted in ocher. (It is doubtful that there were owls in pre-colonial Australia.) Figure 32. THE IMPERIAL CHINESE DRAGON ROBES. The Kang Hsi emperor (1662-1722) wearing the traditional dragon robes, (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1942.) Another painting shows a serpent-woman between whose hands is arched what is probably a lightning-bolt. And still another reveals a person called "Thunderman" who holds a lightning bolt in his hands. In China, the classical "Lucky Dragon," which was carried in the most beautiful and ornate fashion on the robes of the Emperor (see Figure 32) has been traced back ...
112. Paradise -- The Lost Frontier: Early Voyages to the Forbidden Isles [Aeon Journal $]
... that he had reached the Earthly Paradise was not new since its location had been shown on Medieval maps for centuries. However, evidence from the Spanish admiral's voyages that he had actually sailed to Paradise marked him as someone whom God must have thought worthy of special honors. Due to such remarkable achievements, the mariner became the top candidate for 17th century romantic historians who sought to portray New World conquest as a divinely inspired drama. [16 There were doubts among Columbus' royal patrons and commercial sponsors after he failed to contact the Chinese emperor (or Khan). They were also concerned that Admiral Columbus seemed unable to find the thriving ports described in Marco Polo's Travels, nor did his ships return with the vast hoards of gold and spices that had been promised. In 1497, King Ferdinand sent his own agent, Amerigo Vespucci, to try and figure out what obstacle seemed to be in the way of a route to Asia. Vespucci's public disclosure of a New World just waiting for commercial exploitation brought a fresh air of enthusiasm to Protestant enclaves in Northern ...
113. Darkness and the Deep [Aeon Journal $]
... " (40) It is from this chaos that, according to the mythologies of many races, creation was said to have proceeded. Thus, in the Phoenician cosmogony of Philo Byblius, we find "dark chaos" presiding as the ruling principle before creation. (41) This is similar to what the Roman Ovid had to say concerning the creation as believed in by his countrymen. "All nature was Chaos...Earth, Air, Water heaved and turned in darkness..." (42) Likewise, the Chinese philosopher Lao-tze (Lao-tse or Lao-tzu) had it stated that: There is something chaotic yet complete which existed before heaven and earth. Oh how still it is and formless, standing alone without changing, reaching everywhere without suffering harm. Its name I know not. To designate it I call it Tao. (43) Or, in a different translation: Before Heaven and Earth existed-- There was something nebulous-- Silent, isolated-- Standing alone, changing not,-- Eternally revolving without fail- ...
114. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART IV: CRUSTAL TURBULENCE: 18.Sinking and Rising Lands [Quantavolution Website]
... Islands and Indonesia were Asian peninsulas. During the second half of the Ice Age (from 40,000 to 20,000 years ago), vast areas of land subsided into the sea and were replaced by what are the Sea of Japan and the south China Sea. The sinking was accompanied by powerful volcanism and by earthquakes. At about the same time, that is, towards the end of the Ice Age, the ranges of Indo-China and the mountains of Central Asia rose another 2,000 meters. Many generations of Chinese must have witnessed the gigantic geological changes in south-east Asia. It is these events that the myths about the struggle between the gods of fire and water evidently reflect. This is macro-geography, indeed. It speaks of a quarter of the world. Part of the world rose and part of it sank. The events described are probably much more recent, the 20,000 year figure reading 10,000 years in other sources. Many Europeans still speak, as they have from the dawn of history, of a civilized continent ...
115. "Let There be Light" [Kronos $]
... others, having shown his energy, appeared to scatter the shades of darkness. "This (Being) whom only the spirit can perceive, subtle, without distinct parts, eternal, including in himself all creatures, incomprehensible, appeared spontaneously. "Wishing to draw different creatures from his body, he first by thought produced the waters and deposited his seed in them. "This (seed) became a golden egg.. "( 27) According to the San-Wu Li-Ki, a 3rd century A.D. post-Han work, the Chinese also held a similar belief. Before Creation, according to this work, the primeval chaos looked like a hen's egg. After a very long period of time, this egg opened up and P'an-ku was born.(28) It was from the body of P'an-ku that the world and all its contents came into being.(29) In Japan, also, we find the belief that, in the beginning, the chaos from which the world emerged was like an egg.(30) We find the same motif ...
116. On the Disproportion between Geological Time and Historical Time. Part Two - of Earth, Fire and Water [SIS C&C Review $]
... a deluge which overwhelmed the whole Earth in the lifetime of man. Often the name of Noah himself is preserved. In Egypt he was deified as Nun, or Nu, the primordial ocean and 'father of the gods'. In Hawaii a legend tells of a righteous man called Nu-u, who was told to build a great boat with a house on it and to stow in it his family, himself and all the animals he wanted; thus he was saved from the flood which engulfed the whole Earth. According to the Chinese the great flood was overcome by a man called Nu-wah, the Chinese people's ancestor. Indeed the Chinese preserve the story not only in historical tradition but also in their language. Until the reforms of the Communist government, the elements of Chinese writing were little changed from those used in the 3rd millennium BC, consisting of around 200 basic picto- graphs, each with their own meaning, which were used in combination to form other ideas often more complex or abstract. Many of the ideas specific to the accounts of the Creation ...
117. The Encyclopedia Mythica [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1997:2 (Feb 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents The Encyclopedia Mythica http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/ An on-line Encyclopaedia of mythology featuring articles and illustrations. Includes Chinese, Etruscan, Egyptian, Greek, Haitian, Japanese, Latvian, Mayan, Native, American, Norse, Persian, Polynesian, Roman, Welsh and others. There's also a pronunciation guide and list of ancient feast days. ...
118. Second SIS Cambridge Conference Report [SIS Internet Digest $]
... evidence for regional environmental change at about the same time was confirmed and extended by Mike Baillie (Queen's University Belfast), whose tree-ring analyses of Irish bog oaks showed very significant narrowing of the rings around the year 2345 BC, associated with identified tephra from the Icelandic Hekla 4 volcano, dated to 2310 20 BC. This suggests a volcanic origin of the c.2350 BC event identified by Courty, but the period in question is also associated with other events, including floods, the creation of new lakes and even the traditional start of Chinese history! In Baillie's words, 2345 BC "is a classic marker date, i.e. a date which will show up on a regular basis in studies of various kinds." In this instance, as indeed at other times (e.g. 1628 BC, 1159 BC, 208 BC and 540 AD), there are glimpses of possible volcanic signatures and hints of world-wide events, the volcanic cooling often superposed on longer term climatic trends and providing the final straw that broke society's back. This leaves a question, namely what ...
119. SIS Internet Digest 1998 Number 1 [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Martian Meteorites& Nasa Martian Programs.. 5 TRACE at Lockheed Martin.. 5 Bookfinders International Ltd.. 5 Conference: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena.. 6 Ten Myths of Science.. 6 Dr Brian Martin.. 6 Cambridge-conference Email Network.. 7 Linking Giant Impact Craters to Mass Extinctions.. 7 Evidence For Global Climate Disaster in 3rd Millennium BC.. 7 Doubt Cast on Frank's Small-comet Theory.. 7 More Doubts About Small-comet Hypothesis.. 7 An Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.. 8 Did Cosmic Impact Hit Early Chinese?.. 8 Abrupt Climate Change& the Rise and Fall of An Andean Civilisation.. 8 The Power of the Bull 8 Meteorobs- Amateur Meteor Observation Network.. 8 International Conference "90-th Anniversary of the Tunguska Problem".. 8 Catastrophic End of the Norse Culture in Greenland 9 More Evidence Points to Impact As Dinosaur Killer 9 Worknotes on the Joshua Impact Event.. 9 Oldest Astronomical Monument Rivals Stonehenge.. 10 Planetary Differences in Impact Melting.. 11 Proceedings of the 1997 Tunguska Workshop.. 11 ...
120. Proceedings of the 2nd SIS Cambridge Conference [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Franzén and Thomas B. Larsson: Landscape Analysis and stratigraphical and geochemical Investigations of Playa and alluvial Fan Sediments in Tunesia and raised Bog Deposits in Sweden. Bas van Geel, Oleg M. Raspopov, Johannes van der Plicht, Hans Renssen: Solar forcing of abrupt Climate Change around 850 calendar years BC. Euan MacKie: Can European Prehistory Detect Large-Scale Natural Disasters? Gunnar Heinsohn: The Catastrophic Emergence of Civilization: The Coming of Blood Sacrifice in the Bronze Age Cultures. David W. Pankenier: Heaven-Sent: Understanding Cosmic Disaster in Chinese Myth and History. William Mullen: The Agenda of the Milesian School: The Post-Catastrophic Paradigm Shift in Ancient Greece. Irving Wolfe: The 'Kultursturz' at the Bronze Age/Iron Age Boundary. S. V. M. Clube: The Problem of Historical Catastrophism. British Archaeological Reports -S728, 1998. Natural Catastrophes During Bronze Age Civilisations: Archaeological, geological, astronomical and cultural perspectives. Edited by Benny J. Peiser, Trevor Palmer and Mark E. Bailey. ISBN 0 86054 916 X., pp.252. 39 ...
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