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151. The Weekend Dry Bones [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 4 No 3 (Dec 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents The Weekend Dry Bones President Anwar Sadat's November 1977 visit to Jerusalem inspired this response from Jerusalem Post cartoonist Ya'akov Kirschen. Ages in Chaos readers will at once recall Hatshepsut, Queen of Sheba's account of her visit to the Land of Punt, as recorded on the walls of the Deir el-Bahari temple. After Hatshepsut's undocumented death, her successor, Thutmose III, reverted Egypt to an aggressively military-imperial policy. How far does the present echo the past? Comet Superstitions Newsweek, 3/8/81 contains an invective by George F. Will against the decision not to provide finance for NASA's plan to send a satellite to intercept Halley's comet. The piece is notable for its delightful collection of superstitious reactions to the comet, and especially for this one, with which he kicks off: "In 1910, the last time Halley's comet came by, an Oklahoma sheriff had to stop some peculiar citizens from sacrificing a virgin to the comet." \cdrom\pubs\journals\ ...
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152. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... September 17, 1954 Dear Professor Einstein: May I renew our discussion? At our last long conversation on July 21, you have acceded that the cause of the global catastrophes of the past could have been extra-terrestrial. You have found the behavior of Lexell ? s comet almost unbelievable. The next step in my strategy is to show that the comets do not revolve as neutral bodies around a neutral sun. I quote from H. Spencer Jones: ? The presence of bright lines in the spectra [of comets can only be due to a self-luminous body.... the electrical phenomena obtained by discharge through a Gessler ? s vacuum tube enable the assertion to be made with a high degree of probability that the comet ? s self-luminosity is due not to an actual combustion, but to an electrical phenomenon.? More facts point to a charged state of the comets. The envelope (coma) of a comet contracts with the approach to the sun and expands with recession, though in the heat of the sun the reverse could be expected. ...
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153. Asimov In Confusion [Kronos $]
... . 45-46, where six different processes are outlined for the conversion of hydrocarbons into carbohydrates); Cf. Wong Kee Kuong, "A Cosmoanalytic Interpretation of Venusian Fragrances" (unpublished manuscript); M. G. Reade, "Manna as a Confection," SIS Review 1:2 (Spring, 1976), pp. 9 ff. ASIMOV.- "Can cometary tails really blaze up if they pass through Earth's atmosphere? Can they really cause rains of fire? No, sir, not a chance. Those comet tails are just about the thinnest gas you can imagine." COMMENT.- With regard to Venus, Asimov is playing a semantic game with the word "comet". The question is not whether any currently observed comet could cause such fires, but whether the atmosphere of Venus as a proto-planet could have done so. At the least, Asimov's analogy is inappropriate [Cf. C. J. Ransom and L. H. Hoffee, "The Orbits of Venus," Pensée III, pp. 22-24; Pensée ...
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154. The Burning Bush [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... and 4: were phenomena that really did occur, we would think that in these unusual signs the cosmic events that were soon to take place had already their first foreboding. Moses felt an inner call to return to Egypt to announce great happenings and to demand the right of worship for his people there, not yet the permit for them to emigrate. He himself was not yet aware of the great disturbances to come. In Worlds in Collision and Ages in Chaos I offered evidence that the Earth entered the fabric of a great comet at the time that these events took place. Most probably the celestial prodigy made itself known by irradiating the Earth with the electrical glow of its dispersed trail of thin dust or gases. A great train of meteorites was to follow; but already the precursor of the great and swiftly-moving masses, the thin dust of charged particles, could make the phenomena of phosphorescence and St. Elmo fire rather pronounced. And the future leader of the bondsmen escaping from Egypt, impressed by the glow that does not consume, felt an inner ...
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155. Bel and Dragons [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... , is interesting. The pool, or world lake, the celestial sea over which God warred with the Devil or St. George grappled with the Dragon, seems pertinent. Mythological parallels are legion- a goddess on a white mare and a goddess on a red mare are a common theme- and we may note that a Red Horse figure cut into red earth on a hill near Banbury existed until fairly recently. This suggests a clash in the sky between two distinct comets, rather than the idea of the head of a comet attacking its tail as pictured by Velikovsky- although he clearly identified Venus and Mars coming close to earth, albeit at different times. The red dragon may reappear in Egyptian myth as the red god Set and in the Bible as the red and hairy Esau, brother of Jacob. The hawk god Horus (the hero) may have a connection in Welsh Gwalch Mai= the Hawk of May (reappearing in Romance as Sir Gawain). However the story raises a question about the identity of Vortigern as he appears in the ...
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156. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... weaknesses: 1. He notes that Velikovsky dates the catastrophe in two parts: one 3500 years ago and the other 2600 years ago, which makes the final displacement of the Ice Age masses well within documented historic times, whereas the legendary and geological evidence places the termination 6000- 8000 years ago. 2. "A catastrophe of the scale envisaged would have destroyed such edifices as the pyramids, Stonehenge and other structures already in existence at this time." 3. The main objection is that the catastrophe was caused by a comet and Velikovsky is criticised for crediting comets with more dangerous properties than they actually possess. Mooney states in evidence that "the molecules of the gases and the micrometeorites are so widely dispersed in the body of the comet that by terrestrial standards they constitute a virtual vacuum." The tails, he continues, are similar in that they "resemble ionized gas clouds which...are extremely tenuous". Therefore, he concludes, because a comet consists of so slight a mass compared with its size, it could only cause very local ...
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157. Saturn's Comet [Thunderbolts Website]
... 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 Thunderbolts of the Gods is a 108 page 8-1/2 x 11 full color monograph based on the life work of the two authors --a revolutionary synthesis of comparative mythology and the newly-discovered "Electric Universe". The Monograph includes an hour-long DVD introducing various aspects of the Electric Universe explained by members of the Thunderbolts Group. More Information Book Synopsis Read Chapter One Order Link Dec 02, 2005 Saturn's Comet The new-found jets on Saturn ’ s moon Enceladus are indistinguishable from the jets on comets. Like cometary jets, they are electrical in origin and indicative of electrical activity throughout the Saturnian system. On its recent close pass above the surface of Saturn ’ s moon Enceladus, the Cassini spacecraft encountered an increased density of icy particles and water vapor. The event was reminiscent of Stardust ’ s passage around the nucleus of Comet Wild 2, when much larger particles pelted the spacecraft. As Cassini was leaving Enceladus, its cameras looked ...
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158. Origins of the Red Dragon Symbol? [SIS Internet Digest $]
... , and even though it has also been used in the past to refer to 'Mellt Distaw'- (sheet lightning), and also 'Mellt Didaranau'- (lightning unaccompanied by thunder), even today in the 21st century, in common usage in the Gwynedd dialect of Cymraeg (Welsh), is the word "Dreigiau" (dragons) to describe Mellt Didaranau (lightning unaccompanied by thunder). It is also interesting that Alastair McBeath gives the date 537 as referring to a siting of a celestial object (probably a comet) as having a bearing on the origin of some dragon- related myths. In 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Gibbon (Pelican abridgement, Low. D.M., 1960, p. 580) refers to this very date as one where a comet was sighted widely in Europe and was considered to have brought pestilence and crop failures in the following years. This is also the date given generally to the year of birth of the poet Myrddyn (Merlin of Arthurian myth). Admittedly Myrddyn has more mythological ...
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... or lighted fragments of a cometary body. Again, the significance of the ass's jawbone might have arisen out of the celestial scene contemplated by primitive people. The mighty slaying giant is a universal myth of course, while we might find the idea of the ass's jawbone linked up with the origin of the 'dog star' or Pegasus of Greek mythology. However, the secret of Samson's strength lies in his hair. The significance of hair as a catastrophic motif is dealt with at length in 'Worlds in Collision'. The very name comet, being derived from 'comes' for hairy one or bearded one, is well known. Thunder gods were always bearded and fully haired as any 'Father in the sky' should be. In his book, 'Gods and Myths of Northern Europe', H. R. Ellis Davidson (6) quotes: 'Raud said (to Thor) "Blow out the bristles of your beard against him, and we will resist them stoutly...and Thor blew hard into his beard and puffed out the bristles. Immediately a gale came ...
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160. Another “Deep Impact” Surprise [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us 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 Mar 03, 2006 Another “Deep Impact” Surprise The New Jets of Comet Tempel 1 Score this one for electrical theorist Wallace Thornhill. He was the only one to have anticipated a shift in the arrangement, number, and the intensities of the jets of Comet Tempel 1 after “Deep Impact” on July 4, 2005. The images above were taken with the 2.5m NOT telescope at El Roque de los Muchachos observatory (La Palma, Spain). The first image was taken about nine hours before impact, the second image about 15 hours after impact. Both images were enhanced (Laplacian filter) to highlight structures in the coma. The observatory report states, “New jets (in black) appeared after the impact, the two jets observed in the previous night are still active. Also the curved expanding ...
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