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201. More on Ancient Astronomy [SIS Internet Digest $]
... shower of shooting stars (Thompson, 1906, 10,18), but this interpretation is called into question by a more recent translation of a similar text (cf. Landsberger, 1934, 161, and CAD K 46b). An Assyrian medical text deals with a disease of the eyes in which the eyes seem to be full of all kinds of things. It commands these things collectively to "rain down like (shooting) stars!" (CAD Z 42b), meaning perhaps to leave the eyes. A comet seems to be clearly mentioned in this text (CAD S 75a): "if a star which has a beak in front (and) a tail in back is seen and illuminates(?) the sky like a meteor (sallummu), (variant) like the glow of the stars (me-sih MUL.MES), (explanation) sallummu= glow of a star". This text is an astromantic commentary designed to explain more about sallummu than to elaborate on the comet. Nevertheless, the reference to a ''beak in ...
202. Comet Puffs A Smoke Ring [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 33: May-Jun 1984 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Comet Puffs A Smoke Ring When the periodic comet Kopff was photographed on August 13, 1983, using the 4-meter Mayall reflector at Kitt Peak, the black-and-white photo showed nothing out-of-the-ordinary. But digitization and computer enhancement revealed a previously unnoticed cloud of matter -million miles long trailing the nucleus. Curiously, the cloud resembled a huge smoke ring-- a distinct departure from the long, flowing tails shown in the textbooks. (Anonymous; "The Unusual Dust Cloud of Comet Kopff," Sky and Telescope, 67:226, 1984.) Comment. Obviously forces other than the solar wind were at work here. From Science Frontiers #33, MAY-JUN 1984.© 1984-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. Lobster. The journal of intelligence and political conspiracy (CIA, FBI, JFK, MI5, NSA, etc) Homeworking.com. Free ...
203. "Just Plainly Wrong": A Critique of Peter Huber [Kronos $]
... that the Babylonian month was always strictly lunar and always averaged about 29 days. Finally, Huber refers to an eclipse of the Sun on July 8, -708. He sees this eclipse as invalidating Velikovsky's arguments that there were changes in the orbits of Earth and of the Moon subsequent to -708. Huber claims that his arguments show that Velikovsky is "just plainly wrong". Let us examine these arguments in detail. We shall find that it is Huber himself who is "just plainly wrong". PART ONE. WITH A COMET BY THE TAIL. Huber cites tablets from Uruk IV that refer to "star, Inanna", and other tablets from Uruk III that refer to "star, Inanna, rising sun" and "star, setting sun, Inanna". Huber's principal source for these references is A. Falkenstein, Archaische Texte aus Uruk (Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1936). Falkenstein transcribes Tablet No. 606, Reverse, for example, as which may be translated as "star, setting sun, Inanna". Huber infers ...
204. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART VI: BIOSPHERICS: 29.Spectres [Quantavolution Website]
... and scales. It is almost always shown in the heavens. Flame symbols show the sky to be on fire. The globe carries lightning and thunder symbols as well as fire symbols. (Probably the lightning generated the moving legs of later representations.) The Chinese Emperor with a "Dragon Face," sat on the "Dragon Throne" wearing robes of state on which dragons were displayed. Dwardu Cardona has presented first-hand descriptions of comets that compare them with dragons [5. The accounts range from England to China. The comet of 449 A. D. stretched over England from beyond Gaul to the Irish Sea, "a ball of fire, spreading forth in the likeness of a dragon, and from the mouth of the dragon issued forth two rays..." Thus wrote Geoffrey of Monmouth. Some comets "lash their tails" wildly. The Chinese "Kung Kung" dragon flung himself in rage against the heavenly mountain, turning the skies around, and tilting and flooding the world. He had a son-dragon, "K'au-fu" who ...
205. Chronicles of Discovery [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Wissowa) comets in ancient time started with a later time. I looked in the legends of all nations, the Sacred Books of Orient, Golden Bough no mention of meteorites. Something in China but later. But I knew I must find it because at the time the sun stopped, the night side of the earth had to experience the hardest blow and be in vicinity of our earth. In the legends of the redskin Indians I found about the hot stones falling from the sky. It looked like a description of a comet. I had to look in the old description from the time before Columbus. I knew nothing about the Indians, but always was interested to have in future a chance to know what was their culture at the time Columbus came. I looked at the catalogue. Thousands books. I chose a list of them. I got nothing interesting. Next day I ordered another book of my list. It was Brasseur de Bourbourg. I found what I knew I must find. The traditions of the Mexicans from before Columbus are ...
206. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 10: VENUS AND MARS [Quantavolution Website]
... like the Sun does. The mistress of Evening whose largeness is until the limit of Heaven... The Holy light that fills the Heavens. Inanna who shines as far as the Sun. These words, along with the symbols of Inanna (Figure 31) part the curtains upon "a lady who needs no introduction to you," as a master of ceremonies would say. Many scholars deny that it could happen; yet no astral event of the ancients was so well reported as the career of the glowing and devastating comet and proto-planet Venus [3. For nearly a thousand years it raged through the heavens periodically, encountering first Earth, then Mars; then Jupiter; then Mars again. It periodically-- every half century-- threatened the Earth and sometimes repeated, less harshly, its first devastation of the planet. The age of Venusia lasted from about 1450 to 700 B. C. endured, that is, until the comet Venus lost its cometary appendages and became a hot, young planet circling the Sun for all the world ...
207. Aphrodite from The Many Faces of Venus [Maverick Science Website]
... 42 The Phrygian Cybele offers a classic example of the goddess as mourner. According to Diodorus, the goddess wandered the world with disheveled hair while lamenting the death of Attis. 43 Significantly, Cybele was identified with Aphrodite. 44 There is good reason to think that Diodorus' account preserves archetypal motifs of great significance, as the mourning goddess' habit of wandering around with flowing hair forms a recurring feature in ancient myth. The Greek Electra, for example, is said to have loosed her hair and streamed across heaven as a comet while lamenting the destruction of Troy. Electra's plight is recounted as follows: "But after the conquest of Troy and the annihilation of its descendants, overwhelmed by pain she separated from her sisters and settled in the circle named artic, and over long periods she would be seen lamenting, her hair streaming. That brought her the name of comet." 45 As Carl Sagan observed, a goddess with flowing hair is a perfectly natural interpretation of a comet: "When we see a picture of a comet some of us ...
208. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... new story every decade: most curious, perhaps, are such stories as A. Kazantsev's "nuclear-powered space ship" and F. Zeigel's "flying saucer". Although I have had my own thoughts on the subject for many years, I hesitated to write about so uncertain a matter until I read a reference to the Tunguska event in WORKSHOP 5:1, p. 33, in which it is reported that a team of US scientists have concluded that the Tunguska impact was caused by a meteoric fragment which originated from the comet Encke. This comet has been with us since its discovery in 1786, but was named Encke much later (J. F. Encke 1791-1865) when Encke found that its orbit was shortened by 2.5 hours every circuit a fact which has been contested. There was, indeed, a definite change in Encke's orbit, but this change never caused the comet to threaten Earth: Encke has an orbit of 3.3 years or 1200 days approximately, and its perihelion lies somewhere near Mercury's orbit while its aphelion is out in the Asteroid ...
209. Catastrophes: the Diluvial Evidence [SIS C&C Review $]
... not prepared to accept that the waters causing the Flood had been created miraculously by God. However, they must have come from somewhere, so the interior of the Earth seemed the most likely possibility [7-9. William Whiston (1666-1753) who succeeded Isaac Newton in the chair of mathematics at Cambridge University, agreed partially with Burnet. He thought that some of the waters of the Flood might have been released from the interior of the Earth but the major proportion had fallen as rain from the vapours in the tail of a passing comet. These ideas were presented in a book published in 1696. Whiston was aware that comets moved about the Sun in elliptical orbits of high eccentricity, because John Flamsteed, the Astronomer Royal, had made detailed observations of the comet of 1680. Also, Edmond Halley had deduced that the comet of 1682 (which subsequently took his name) had the same orbit as those of 1531 and 1607 and predicted, correctly, that it would return in 1758. He was less accurate in his calculations of the periodicity of the 1680 ...
210. Notes on the Androgynous Comet [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 5 (Summer 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents Notes on the Androgynous Comet Zvi Rix ZVI RIX, M.D. (Vienna), is a Contributing Editor to KRONOS and now lives in Jerusalem. A correct placing of past events in the time-axis is a precondition for a correct understanding of the concepts held by the ancients and hence for the prevention of neuroses based on misconceptions resulting from distortion of the past. The collective therapy advocated by Velikovsky depends above all on a valid structuring of the history of mankind. Several methods of recovering the conceptual world of the ancients have been tried. 1. By interpreting the literature, in particular the sacred writings, of the ancients- but this method often founders because of the very cryptic nature of some of these texts. Further, despite the fact that Velikovsky has extracted the cogent history of the last changes in the solar system from these sources (1), his interpretation still meets with resistance. 2. Investigation of the collective unconscious, "a receptacle and carrier of ...
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