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91. Velikovsky & Saturnists & the Gods [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... be immediately rejected as illogical at the very core, precisely because there is no good reason to presume that there is any such connection between reality and myth as they presume." Ethnocentrism at its worst. I, for one, have no reason to think that the ancients were any less intelligent than we are. When they spoke of dragons swallowing the sun- a universal tradition- this does not reflect the fact that they were primitive in their thinking; rather, they simply saw a different sky, one in which dragons (a comet-like planet) appeared to swallow the sun. After all, some of the very peoples who spoke of great dragons flying about the skies were also ...
92. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Birgit Liesching and Ian Tresman who have sent us copies of PUNCH 18/3 /81. A cartoon strip, "Celestial Agitation", from the series of Freaky Fables by Handelsman, depicts Pallas Athene causing Velikovskian catastrophes. We are hoping to obtain the permission of PUNCH to reproduce this cartoon strip for WORKSHOP. Erratum In "The Dragon in Myth and Folklore", WORKSHOP 3:4 , p. 6, under the heading Dragons in the Bible, the reference for the quotation ". .. shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls" should have been (Isaiah 34:13) not 23:13 as printed. \cdrom ...
93. Graham Hanock: Adjudication [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... chosen were really aligned precisely, and were of a religious nature. No opportunity to respond to criticism: Angkor Mr Hancock said that the programme had included an interview with Ms Eleanor Mannika, an American scholar, in which she had criticised his argument that the Angkor temple complex in Cambodia had been constructed to correlate with Draco, the "dragon" constellation. Ms Mannika had said that there was no evidence that the dragon was known to the ancient Cambodians. Mr Hancock said that, while the builders of Angkor may not have known of dragons, they had understood the constellation as a cosmic snake. It was unfair that he had been given no opportunity to make this response ...
94. On the Nature of Cometary Symbolism [Journals] [Kronos]
... ) a beard, or bearded star. 2) streaming hair, a long-haired star, a lock of hair, a tuft, tress, or curl of hair. 3) a feather or plume. 4) a torch, flame, or torch-star. 5) a rope, knot, or tie. 6) a serpent, dragon, or other fantastic monster. The implications of this comet language must be fully appreciated: in pre-astronomical traditions a "Great Comet" would have been the "Great Beard", Great Flame", or "Great Dragon", etc. But what would happen if a cometary explanation of such themes was allowed? The problem is ...
95. Conclusion [Books]
... - Conclusion In the foregoing pages I have attempted to show that the oldest motifs of ritual and myth focus on a coherent set of ideas- and that these ideas bear no relationship to the present world order. What modern man views as creations of a fragmented and irrational imagination actually pertain to a vision of exceptional simplicity. The Cyclopes, dragons, and one-legged giants speak not for unconstrained speculation, but for once visible powers. To modern writers, seeking to penetrate the language of myth, it is as if early races contrived their fantastic symbolism in conscious disdain for later efforts to understand. "Anyone who has ever entered the labyrinth of an archaic culture's mythical compendia (the ...
... yells and howls as they scented their quarry betokened an early death which never failed. The same Underworld cult appears to have been related to Gower Peninsula, Glamorgan, at whose southern extremity, jutting far into the Bristol Channel, is that strange limestone islet or rock called "The Worm", another name for the Devil, representing a dragon or serpent, a natural formation. A long narrow ridge, it ends abruptly in a wedge-shaped crag standing 200 ft. above the sea upon which sprouts a little grass and marine weed. The head of the stony monster faces the Atlantic breakers with all the frigid indifference of the Sphinx, and forms the outer of two islets linked ...
... Venus," states the Hebrew Talmud. To the Egyptians, Venus, as Sekhmet, was "a circling star which scatters its flames and fire." The Aztecs called Venus the "heart" of Quetzalcoatl-whose name means "the plumed serpent," and whose feathers are acknowledged to signify "flames of fire." The serpent or dragon is one of the most universal glyphs for the "comet" in the ancient world. Other serpent or dragon figures that Velikovsky identifies with the Venus-comet include the Greek Typhon, Egyptian Set, Babylonian Tiamat, Hindu Vrtra-all of whom, in highly vivid accounts, raged in the sky and brought overwhelming destruction to the world. The Greek ...
98. From Myth to a Physical Model [Journals] [Aeon]
... Conversely, there is no documented instance of "primitives" inventing a central episode of myth. The duty of the storyteller is to repeat the story as it was told by his predecessors. In myth, the event itself is filtered through the subjective interpretation or projection of those experiencing it. Event and interpretation are the story. No living dragon ever flew about in the sky. But it is preposterous to assume that the global myth of the dragon was unrelated to anything actually experienced by man. Early man did not- could not- fabricate the events inspiring the interpretation. Honoring the story by repeating it in words reflected the same fundamental impulse as all other forms of imitation ...
99. On The Origin Of Tektites [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. II No. 1 (August 1976) Home | Issue Contents On The Origin Of Tektites Dwardu Cardona In a previous article, "Tektites and China's Dragon,"(1 ) I offered some corroborative evidence in support of the notion that tektites might owe their origin to meteoric impacts and/or interplanetary discharges which took place on the Moon during some of the cosmic catastrophes described by Immanuel Velikovsky in Worlds in Collision. Needless to say, the belief in the lunar origin of tektites did not originate with me. Dr. Dean Chapman, aerodynamics specialist at Ames Research Center, among others, had long held that tektites were lunar fragments which had ...
100. Celestial Records of the Orient by Isaac Vail [Books]
... this beautiful, consecrated, and sanctified region as the source of divine authority during canopy order; and how he saw in after times it became the one desecrated spot; the source of trouble and evil, because it became the active battle field of the elements, as canopy forces became agents of evil, and their chief was the polar dragon. In this battle field, where right and wrong contested, there was one spot where order and more peaceful scenes prevailed; a spot more particularly free from desecration, and which for that reason became the cardinal or chief spot of the holy north. I want to tell my readers that I have found this supernal survival among all ...
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