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... the form of an eye on top of a staged structure- a representation of the Saturnian sun atop the polar column. In fact, late dynastic Egyptians substituted Ra's disk with the eye when writing "Osiris." As recently ... 75] Fig. 6 Osiris as the Djed pillar. Fig. 7 Simplified Ladder/Backbone. The same columnar plasma structure could have produced both forms, by alternating the opaqueness or colour of either the rungs' or spaces ... Real jaw-bones, of course, never would. But this constitutes a key phrase for the proper under-standing of the column's phys-ical structure, on which ancient belief was based. Even so, we are here faced with three possibilities: ...
Terms matched: 4  -  Score: 1841  -  12 Apr 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0605/103opening.htm
... From: Aeon I:4 (Jul 1988) Home | Issue Contents The Polar Column: A Physical Model of Myth Frederic B. Jueneman INTRODUCTION We appear to be entering an era where the boundary between myth and science ... which the constituents of the vortex would have dissipated into space. As long as a heavy current travelled through the columnar vortex between the planets, continuously replenished by the charges carried within the solar wind, the polar column would have ... relatively intact. During periods of asynchronicity, which would have a disruptive effect on the entire polar complex, the integrity of the column would have been dispelled. It would have collapsed and, in effect, the World Tree would ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 1297  -  30 Jul 2008  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0104/036polar.htm
... synonymous with the conquest of the goddess by the warrior-hero, for the warrior-hero is himself nothing other than the Martian column personified. The Model This introduction to the Mars and Venus archetypes must be read against the backdrop of previous articles ... later epic literature, the researcher must look for seemingly inexplicable juxtapositions involving the same nexus of symbols. The celestial column's archetypal symbolism as a channel of "water," for example, will be reflected in numerous later variations: ... warrior-hero rising daily from a fount or nether river, or "irrigating" the domain of a god-or king, or providing a channel for the release of enclosed waters, or owning a sacred well to which his own name belongs ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 869  -  30 Jul 2008  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0105/038moth.htm
4. A Fire not Blown [Books]
... of the Hittite capital of Hattusas. Several features tend to this conclusion. The vocabulary used for the pillar or column supports the idea that columns and colonnades represented paths from earth to sky. A summary of the words connected with ... , fire, and possibly ka as well. Akkadian durr, tower, resembles the Latin turris, and Latin columna needs no translation. Egyptian has an, light tower, and ucha, pillar. It is reported that in ... head. Q-CD vol. 13, A Fire Not Blown, Ch. 27: Glossary 150 djed pillar This columnar structure, seen frequently in Egyptian reliefs, has been interpreted as the backbone of Osiris, as a symbol of ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 852  -  19 Jun 2005  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/crosthwaite/fnb_2.htm
... lamps hung from strong cables. Since this ceiling could not re main in mid-air without support, they invented four columns, or rather four forked trunks of trees, to uphold it, similar to those which main . THE EGYPTIAN ... unity to all regions celestial, terrestrial, and infernal. It is the sacred Irminsul, quod latine dicitur universalis columna, quasi sustinens omnia.1 It is the trunk of all world-trees. Generations ago this was clearly seen, ... W. Menzel well said: "Dieses Symbol entsteht ursprunglich aus der Vorstellung der Weltachse." The only important difficulty in picturing Yggdrasil in harmony with the mythological data is found in the account given of the "roots." ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 847  -  19 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/paradise/1909-earliest.htm
6. Focus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... [17]. A reasonable question is whether or not Shapley fits this model. The answer awaits a future column. The latest episode in the "Velikovsky Affair" is the adulation reviewers have given to Scientists Confront Velikovsky while ... Kingston, Ontario Whig-Standard. Last May, Terence Dickinson, formerly editor of Astronomy and now a free-lance writer and columnist for Phenomena, the Toronto astrology journal, presented his tribute to Sagan and Huber in a two-column "Worlds in ... Bond rebutted Dickinson with "Science in Collision - and Collusion" in a full page format containing over twice the column-inches of print [28]. Bond pointed out that Dickinson had quoted what Sagan said Velikovsky said and explained: ...
Terms matched: 3  -  Score: 818  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0302/29focus.htm
7. Prelude to Creation [Journals] [Aeon]
... auroral effects on its surface deceived others into thinking that it was a slow-turning whirlpool of scintillating water. The jet-like plasma trail stretching between Earth and proto-Saturn appeared as a singular column of light which most people believed to be supporting the sky. It was interpreted by some as the god's single leg, by others as his colossal penis. Out ... .E .E ., M.S .E .E ., Ph.D ., for sharing his knowledge of plasma cosmology, the instabilities inherent in columnar plasma discharges, and the recognition of such discharges in ancient art depictions. Donald E. Scott, B.S .E .E ., M.S ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 532  -  11 Apr 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0605/021prelude.htm
... A continuous hollow rumbling sound similar to the roaring of the ocean during a heavy gale is only interrupted by violent detonations. The smoke increases rapidly in intensity and forms a column which gradually rises higher and higher above the summit of the volcano. Within this column of smoke, pieces of solid matter are seen moving upwards, impelled and supported ... above, or, rather, a series of dark, tubular, circular or elliptical clouds, clustered together, hang overhead, from which projects a long, comparatively slender columnar cloud, which descends from the cluster of nebulous testes and is connected with the crater or orifice below. From this thick, round pillar-like cloud and from the tubular ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 509  -  31 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/beaumont/comet/302-eruptions.htm
... get a general idea of the contents of the collection. The mythological division contained all tablets relating to the mythology, and all the legends in which the gods took a leading part, together with prayers and similar subjects. Commencing a steady search among these fragments, I soon found half of a curious tablet which had evidently contained originally six columns of text; two of these (the third and fourth) were still nearly perfect; two others (the second and fifth) were imperfect, about half remaining, while the remaining columns (the first and sixth) were entirely lost. On looking down the third column, my eye caught the statement that the ship rested on ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 505  -  19 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/chaldean/index.htm
... of Iona, the islet famed for Fingal's Cave. It is a geological phenomenon, for over its entire size of two miles circumference it consists solely of thousands of basaltic columns of all sizes, some entire, many broken or bent, fractured by the sheer weight of the amorphous cap above too heavy to have enabled them to withstand the ... fell in liquified form on the pre-existent Old Red Sandstone of these areas, and with it, or preceded and followed by the liquid rock, piles of basaltic rock of columnar formation fell in masses, explaining the situation at Staffa and on the coast of Antrim, where we find the Giant's Causeway. Basalt is so hard a stone and ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 485  -  31 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/beaumont/britain/304-real.htm
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