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... PLASMA MYTHOLOGY – how the gods destroyed the world (This article appeared originally in Dutch in Bres; op de bres voor een bezield bestaan, 224, February/ March 2004, Amsterdam, 34-48. The illustrations have been left out on this page.) drs. Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs (visit also my homepage) November 2003, latest update 29 th. February 2004 INTRODUCTION To the naked eye not much is happening in the nocturnal sky. With the exception of the odd comet or an unusual bright appearance of Mars the firmament can hardly be called a spectacular place. Seeing this it is all the more surprising, to say the least, that the cultures of antiquity took such an extraordinary interest in the heavens. Nor were they just interested, for a deeply rooted dread of the sky pervaded the ancient world. This raises a question: did the night sky five thousand years ago look just like it does today? The question may sound far-fetched, but modern cosmology has found strong indications that as late as Roman times far more was ...
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302. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... also regarding transformation of the fishsymbols into representations of Jesus. The connex with the leviathan, the crocodile, diminishing into a small sized fish and terminating finally in a haloed head is sizable. It is unfortunate that two references (Joh. Bolten, Die Imago clipeata, 1934 und H. Dölger, ? Fischsymbole ? publ. also in Röm. Quartalschrift 23, 173) are not available at the library here. The Gorgo-head standing at the top of all this series is simultaneously the primordial cause of all fear (a terrible comet was seen by the people of Egypt). The long extremity of ? Das Lebenszeichen ?, which shows us a primitive drawing of the monster with the Gorgo or sphynx head, must then be the tail. The crux ansata was the sign of the planet Venus! Ghillany and other authors remind us of this fact. Maria Cramer in Das altägyptische Lebenszeichen im christlichen (koptischen) Ägypten compares the ansa to a shell and the long bar of the cross to a shaft. There should be no difficulty about the symbolic meaning ...
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303. Dancing To The Comets' [Science Frontiers Website]
... , Magnetic field reversals, and Terrestrial-crater ages. Could there be a connection between the clumped meteorite ages and these terrestrial phenomena? Perlmutter and Muller propose that all of these phenomena are the consequence of periodic storms of comets that invade the inner solar system from the direction of the Oort Cloud of comets that purportedly hovers at the fringe of the solar system. These comets not only devastate the earth but also collide with the asteroids, knocking off those bits and pieces we call meteorites. (Anonymous; "Do Meteorite Ages Tell of Comet Storms?" Astronomy, 17:12, January 1989.) Comment. Unanswered above is the question of why comet storms should be periodic. One hypothesis is that Nemesis, the so-called Death Star, a dark companion of our sun, lurks out there, periodically nudging the Oort Cloud of comets, causing it to release some of its comets. From Science Frontiers #62, MAR-APR 1989.© 1989-2000 William R. Corliss Other Sites of Interest SIS. Catastrophism, archaeoastronomy, ancient history, mythology and astronomy. ...
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304. Asteroids That Turn Into Comets [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 60: Nov-Dec 1988 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Asteroids That Turn Into Comets Even though Chiron is large (about 200 kilometers in diameter) and a bit dark for a rocky asteroid, astronomers have been quite comfortable with calling it an asteroid. True, its orbit between Saturn and Uranus is unusual, but what else could it be but an asteroid? A comet, that's what! Recently, the brightness of Chiron has doubled, suggesting that it has expelled considerable gas and dust-- a characteristic of comets, according to mainstream thinking. Another peculiar aspect of the phenomenon is that Chiron is now located 12 A.U. from the sun (12 earth orbits out). Conventional wisdom has it that solar heating is too weak at that distance to vaporize cometary ices. However, other comets, such as Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, have displayed comas even farther away from the sun. Thus, we have two possible anomalies here: (1) The existence of a ...
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305. "?" ! ? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 59: Sep-Oct 1988 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects "?"!? Photographs of Comet Bradfield taken on October 10, 1987, show an odd kink in its tail that does not appear on photos taken the nights before and after. This kink was shaped like a backwards "?". Kinks in the tails of comets are well known phenomena. A comet's tail is electrically charged, and it flaps in the solar wind like a flag on a gusty day. So why run this observation up the anomaly flagpole? First of all, the Bradfield kink is 10 million kilometers long; second, it appeared and disappeared in a matter of hours. Both size and speed-of-formation are difficult to explain in terms of existing solar-wind velocity and the shifting interplanetary magnetic field. (Anonymous; "Did Anyone Photograph This Comet?" Astronomy, 16:16, July 1988.) Reference. Similar cometary anomalies are cataloged in ACO in: The Sun and Solar System ...
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... : Its Stability and Self-Correcting Power.. Hildegard Wiencke-Lotz Subscription: $15.00 a year (N.A) $10.00 a year (Institutions) $18.00 (U.S funds) Overseas Airmail. Send check or money order to: HORUS ISCBM PO Box 7074 Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Manuscripts are always welcome on the topics of archaeoastronomy, ancient systems of measurements, navigation, and other aspects of ancient knowledge which can be investigated objectively. Manuscripts should be sent to the address above. Cover photos: David Griffard. Front-- Halley's comet rising above the Codz Pop at Kabah, Yucatan The comet appears just left of center, below the constellation, Sagittarius. Back-- Jupiter as Morning Star on the Vernal Equinox at Kabah, Yucatan. Copyright (c) June 1986 by The Institute for the Study of Collective Behavior and Memory Become a Member of The Institute of the Study of Collective Behavior and Memory The Institute of the Study of Collective Behavior and Memory is a non-profit, tax exempt organisation whose general purpose is to pursue research into ancient rituals, cosmologies ...
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307. Three Views on Orbital Circularisation [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... ) of gas or debris, to electromagnetic interactions with cosmic fields, or current flows, or the local fields around other planetary bodies. My own feeling is that it is careful thought about the physics, with calculations to quantify the magnitudes of forces etc which will guide us to the answer and that the real value of computer models will be in filling in the details once the overall picture is known. Alasdair Beal, Leeds* e.g. see Workshop 6:2, pp. 4-6, and in particular the comments on comet Schwassman-Wachmann-1, a rather large comet (nuclear diameter 30-40 km) with a near-circular orbit. -BN \cdrom\pubs\journals\workshop\w1990no2\25views.htm ...
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308. Velikovsky's 360 days/year calendar [SIS Internet Digest $]
... for a good reason, back then. There was no acceptable, scientifically tested theory which could explain any mechanism which would have the effect of changing the earth's orbit. In 1994 however the world witnessed the SL-9 encounter with Jupiter. David Levy was quoted after the event, in effect that the astronomy texts would have to be rewritten after the observed impact. It is submitted that an SL-9 event might just change the orbit of the earth and that two English astronomers, Clube and Napier, have theorized that there was a giant comet lurking in the heavens within the history of man. As for physical evidence, also in 1994, a note within the MIT magazine, Technology Review said that radar studies of the Western Egyptian desert showed that a vast river system existed there perhaps as early 5,000 years ago. One would then have to speculate what could have caused a vast river system to be buried under metres of sand. Joe Canepa From: Karl Kluge, Date: 22 Apr 1996 15:59:11-0400> Argument that ...
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309. C&C Workshop 1989, Number 2: Contents [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... 1. The Core Ejection Hypothesis 8 2. Some New Chronology Issues 9 3. Dating the Amarna Letters 12 4. On SIS and Insularism 14 Horizons: Basinger's Lecture on the Eocene Forests of the Canadian High Arctic 17 The 1989 ISIS/SIS Nile Cruise 18 The Egypt Exploration Society Hears the New Chronology 20 MONITOR:* impact site in Indian Ocean?* impacts and the ice ages* rapid climate change* rapid field reversal* rapid polarity reversals* new thinking in tectonics* earthquake electrics?* `Planet is a Comet'* meteorites from the moon* Big Bang moribund?* mudflows on Mars* Voyager reaches Neptune* aurora generator* incredible star turn* comet orbits calculated* British cometary Dark Ages* chaos reigns* interpretations at fault* hidden eruptions* tidal earthquakes* Cretaceous Catastrophe?* warmer Antarctica?* dinosaurs leave their mark* life from comets?* unusual auroras* unpredictable climate models* Himalayan `Piltdown'* Thera theories* Iraqi finds* Exodus redating debate* new Bronze Age civilisation* New Kingdom discovery at Saqqara ...
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310. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... of the Red Sea after the Thera explosion to that of her husband's, and indicated that, whereas Prof. Galanopoulos had quoted her husband's work extensively, he had obtained permission and approval and had made suitable acknowledgement. Is there nothing new under the sun? Readers are asked to keep a look out for Dr Goedicke's book, EGYPT AND THE EARLY HISTORY OF ISRAEL (John Hopkins) due out end 1981.- BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES 10/5/81 Comets and Meteorites Association In a paper titled "Meteoroid impact into short-period comet nuclei" M. J. Cintala points out that most short-period comets pass through the asteroid belt and that their nuclei ought to accumulate meteoroids as a result of collisions with the debris of asteroids in these regions. In the later devolatilization of the comet nucleus these meteoroids might be shed, and there is a likelihood that some of them would be shed into orbits crossing that of Earth. This at first sight might appear to be yet another neo-catastrophist doomsday theory, but it has possibilities within a Velikovskian scenario, in explaining why ...
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