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71. Views In Brief [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 5 No 1 (1982) Home¦ Issue Contents Views In Brief 1. From Hugh Eggleton of Kidlington, Oxford, we have had an alternative interpretation to that offered by Velikovsky in Worlds in Collision (part 1, chapter VIII, "The Birth of Venus") in which the latter says that Quetzalcoatl first appeared following a disaster in which the Earth had been overwhelmed by convulsions and a deluge. Mr Eggleton suspects that Velikovsky considered this catastrophe to be the Exodus event, since at the time of writing his book he probably favoured the view that Venus had only recently emerged from Jupiter. Instead, Mr Eggleton suggests that it is more likely that the disaster, after which Quetzalcoatl appeared for the first time, was the Noachian Deluge. 2. Criticism of the recently published book, The Cosmic Serpent by Clube& Napier has been sent to us by C. Leroy Ellenberger of Landover, Maryland. Since this book is of exceptional interest to followers of Velikovsky we hope to enlarge on these and other criticisms in a ...
72. The Origin of the Oceans [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... , whether on land or under the surface of the seas, needed to have taken place on an unimaginable scale actually, it was figured out, on an impossible scale. Thus it was acknowledged that the provenance of chlorine in the salts of the seas is a problem unsolved. Paleontological research makes it rather apparent that marine animals in some early age were more closely related to fresh-water fauna; in other words, the salinity of the oceans increased markedly at some age in the past. The most obvious and permanent effect of a deluge of extraterrestrial origin on the Earth would be the increase in its water volume and of the place occupied by the seas. Presently four-fifths of the Earth are covered with water. A stupendous addition of water to the Earth should have decreased, not increased its salinity, if the water came down in a pure state. But if the Earth was showered by torrents of hydrogen and water some other ingredients of the Saturnian atmosphere could also have swept across the Earth ? s orbit. In the Buddhist book on ? The World Cycles ...
73. Saturn's Flare-ups [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... shall therefore start with matters of planetary identification. Eggleton stated that it was "Yahweh [who creates the two lights, the Sun and Saturn". "There is little doubt," he continued, "that the Jewish God was originally a Saturn figure as might be readily concluded by virtue of the name El which was the name for both the Jewish God and the name for Saturn." He then went on to add that "Cardona suggests that he was identified with Jupiter and it is indeed feasible that after the deluge... this god took over Saturn's identity." There is much to complain about in all this. In the first place it is not true that it was Yahweh who created the "two lights". According to Genesis 1:16, that act was performed by Elohim. Nor is it correct to speak of El as the Jewish god. El was merely one of the names of the Hebrew gods, which is an entirely different thing. Strictly speaking, the only god the Jews ever officially accepted was ...
74. Black Sea Flood [SIS C&C Review $]
... area of land. Refugees, it is suggested, then brought the flood tradition into the Near East. Proponents of the idea have latched on to what had been an obscure 1999 dissertation by a student at Brigham Young University. John McHugh dated the Biblical cum Sumerian flood myths to 6000BC, a date very close to the proposed Black Sea inundation. The dissertation was rejected for publication by a major journal but has since become a news story that has come back to haunt them. The title is interesting to sky-focussed catastrophism, The Deluge: A Mythical Story that was Projected onto the Constellations. McHugh claims the story was in effect pinned down in the stars, presumably at some stage after the event. This happened before the invention of writing by the Sumerians and the constellations were used as a picture book to relate the basic themes of the flood story. The constellation of Orion (otherwise variously Osiris, Hercules etc) was the Shepherd of Anu. He also personified the flood hero variously Noah and Utnapushtim. The constellation of Aquarius depicts the god pouring the ...
75. Saturnian Comets [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Saturnian Comets Before searching ancient traditions for any possible association of Saturn with the Deluge, let us notice that the idea that Saturn may have anything to do with the origin of some of the comets of the solar system is not without a theoretical foundation. A group of short-period comets carries the name of ? Saturnian family of comets ?; they revolve on ellipses that approach closely the orbit of Saturn. A larger family of short-period comets carries the name ? Jovian ? and Jupiter is regarded as having something to do with their origin: their orbits come close to the orbit of Jupiter. The usual explanation for the Saturnian and Jovian families of comets is that they had originally traveled on extremely elongated or even parabolic orbits and, passing close to one of the large planets, were changed into short-period comets, traveling on ellipses it is usual to say that they were ? captured.? However, the Russian astronomer K. Vshekhsviatsky of the Kiev Observatory, one of the leading authorities on comets, has brought strong arguments to show that the comets of the ...
76. Some Religious Themes in the Light of Velikovsky et alia [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... shown how the actions of Michael were those of Venus.(5) It is interesting to note that Whitsun which celebrates the descent of the Holy Ghost has its counterpart in the Jewish faith (like all Christian festivals) in Pentecost: the giving of the decalogue during a Venus disaster. On that Whitsun, the Holy Ghost descended in fire as Ginzberg states: "His splendour passed through four portals of fire, earthquake, storm and hail.(6) The baptism service may imply that Venus was partly responsible for the Deluge. I must state at this point that I was far from enthusiastic about my own theory and I fully expected the next consideration to be the stumbling block. I had to identify the Messiah in the Trinity, and Jupiter was the only available planet. However, Keller provides overwhelming supportive evidence for this idea(7) in that Jupiter was both a royal and lucky star, also that Saturn was considered protector to Israel. At some point just after the Deluge all three planets appeared in the sky together: an exploding ...
77. Focus Overseas [SIS C&C Review $]
... the end, Tazieff suggests "world quakes" (he does not postulate a cause) as agents for the transporting of the folds of the Alpine Nappes, the trend of these papers may best be characterised as "unadventurous". Of particular interest to reader's of Velikovsky's books, however, are Axel Firsoff's short piece, "The Yuty Crater on Mars", arguing that the impact hypothesis of planetary cratering is being used as a "dogma", to the detriment of the facts, and backed up by "The Martian Deluge", a clever paper in which the Editor delves into the "psychology" of scientists of the uniformitarian school, instancing the way much of the new data on our planetary neighbours has been misinterpreted or twisted to support current doctrine. (His insight into the neuroses of the "Establishment" is brilliantly demonstrated by his noting the omission from the specialist's vocabulary, when discussing the once-flooded surface of Mars, of the tabooed word deluge.) Also of relevance are an open-ended discussion by a number of parties on "ferralite events ...
78. RECOLLECTIONS OF A FALLEN SKY - VELIKOVSKY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA : CHAPTER : [Quantavolution Website]
... that of any other creed. Throughout the year the holidays are reflections of catastrophic events. The midwinter holiday celebrated as either Christmas or Hanukkah, the Week of Light, is a renewal of the Roman Saturnalia. If you read about the Roman Saturnalia you recognize immediately almost all of the rites of Hanukkah or Christmas, now celebrated at the end of December. They commemorate events of the days when the planet Saturn exploded into a nova, long before the events that I describe in Worlds in Collision, Seven days before the Universal Deluge began, the solar system became illuminated as brilliantly as if by a hundred suns. In the Deluge, not only the Earth but also other planets of the solar system were engulfed. Nature was wanton: the destruction was great, Mars, Mercury, and the Moon, as the space pictures now reveal, became flying cemeteries. Nothing living remained, although probably there was once life on those planets its destruction was complete. In comparison, the Earth fared well and thus mankind could call itself the "Chosen People" ...
79. Cultural Amnesia [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... that of any other creed. Throughout the year the holidays are reflections of catastrophic events. The midwinter holiday celebrated as either Christmas or Hanukkah, the Week of Light, is a renewal of the Roman Saturnalia. If you read about the Roman Saturnalia you recognize immediately almost all of the rites of Hanukkah or Christmas, now celebrated at the end of December. They commemorate events of the days when the planet Saturn exploded into a nova, long before the events that I describe in Worlds in Collision. Seven days before the Universal Deluge began, the solar system became illuminated as brilliantly as if by a hundred suns. In the Deluge, not only the Earth but other planets of the solar system were engulfed. Nature was wanton: the destruction was great. Mars, Mercury, and the Moon, as the space pictures now reveal, became flying cemeteries. Nothing living remained, although probably there was once life on those planets its destruction was complete. In comparison, the Earth fared well and thus mankind could call itself the ? Chosen People ?: ...
80. The Two Sargons and Their Successors (Part II) [Aeon Journal $]
... 1500 B.C. catastrophe. (44) But in this Velikovsky was anything but consistent. The epic in question treats of a flood in which Ziusudra, or Utnapishtim, constructs an ark in which he and his family ride the ensuing waves to safety. This is merely a different version of the story of Noah and, elsewhere, Velikovsky attributed this catastrophe to a much earlier age, (45) somewhere between "five and ten thousand years ago." (46) It is obvious, of course, that the universal deluge could not have occurred on two separate and widely divergent dates; the textual evidence cannot be made to accommodate both; and Velikovsky cannot have it both ways. Fine-- Heinsohn has opted in favour of the later date. Is he then willing to accept that the Noachian deluge occurred as late as 1500 B.C.? Heinsohn claims that the text(s) attribute this flood to "Inanna (= Venus)." (47) This, however, is only true in as much as Ishtar/Inanna blames ...
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