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11. When Venus Was A Comet [Kronos $]
... forgotten. Fig. 2. God K; Bolon Tzacab Fig. 3. Tik. St. 5, B10 smoking star comet THE SERPENT-DRAGON As we have already seen,(12) one of the most common cometary symbols in the Old World was that of the serpent-dragon. If the Mayans were as interested in comets as the above evidence suggests, we should expect to find further cometary evidence in their art, where the serpent-dragon is the single most dominant iconographical motif. Represented at every Mayan site of any importance, the dragon can be traced to the earliest stages of the Olmec Period (2000-1500 B.C.). Peter Joralemon, who has investigated the origins of Mayan dragon iconography, with special emphasis on its Olmec precedents, has concluded that: "The iconographic ancestry of God I-- the Olmec Dragon-- can be traced back to the beginnings of Olmec civilization. Images of the deity have been discovered in early deposits at San Lorenzo in the Olmec Heartland and at Las Bocas and Tlapacoya in central Mexico. He is portrayed on objects ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. I No. 2 (Summer 1975) Home¦ Issue Contents Tektites and China's Dragon Dwardu Cardona Introduction Slightly over a year ago, Dr. Carter Sutherland, professor of medieval English at Georgia State University, Atlanta, wrote an article titled "China's Dragon," which appeared in the winter 1973-74 issue of Pensee."' In that article, Dr. Sutherland presented some evidence in support of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky's identification of the dragon as the proto-planet Venus when, around 1500 B.C., this heavenly body plagued the Earth in the form of a newly-born comet. In presenting his evidence, Sutherland relied exclusively on the dragon form as it evolved through the years in Chinese art. He was able to conclude, among other things, that the dragon in Chinese art did not go back further than 1500 B.C. and that it probably originated then. The article was well researched but it could have been strengthened by the inclusion of data concerning comets, other than the proto-planet Venus, which have been known to take the ...
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... answer, it becomes increasingly likely that the truth is simply "off the map"--outside the limits of current thinking. The boundaries of perception have excluded a memory so powerful that it influenced every ancient culture. From the infancy of civilization through all prior epochs of human history, world-altering serpents were claimed to have once moved in the heavens. In most great mysteries, recurring patterns are the key to discovery. Is it significant, for example, that wherever the theme of Doomsday or celestial chaos occurs, a great serpent or dragon (mythic alter ego of the serpent) presides over the disaster? The connection is as old as the earliest civilizations. In ancient Egypt, the serpent Apep, whom the Greeks called Apophis, was the arch-enemy of the creator and of celestial order. His plotting against the supreme god Ra produced an earthshaking tempest in the heavens, and numerous Egyptian rites commemorated the victory of Ra over Apep, whose hideous forms and terrible roar haunted the Egyptians throughout their history. At the temple of Ra in Heliopolis the priests ritually trod ...
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14. Whirlpools and Whirlwinds [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... - Caves as "wind holes"- Belief that Life was in sky- Sky as source of wind and water- Water as source of Energy- The Whirlpool enclosing embryo- Whirlpools in ancient religion- Zuni myth- Birth of Aphrodite Whirlpool Dragons- Whirlpool as "gate" of Dragon's palace Dragons lake whirl-pool- Sumerian Sea-serpent goddess- Whirlwind lord Typhon and Echidna -Fairies, nereids, demons and gods in whirlwinds- Maori ghosts carried to sky by whirlwinds- Early Pharaoh ascends to sky on wind- Japanese whirlwinds as "dragon rolls"- Dragons cause whirlwinds -Chinese coiled and revolving dragons- Chinese "red ball" problem- Ball, sun, moon, thunder and pearl as spirals- Flat and ascending spirals- Chinese spiral and Yang matter. Ancient religious art invariably expressed something by means of its symbols. It would be rash therefore to assume that the spiral was an exception to this rule. All symbols did not originate in the same way. Some were conventionalized natural subjects, or conventionalized living creatures, or simply characteristic features of these objects ...
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15. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... would be unwise to totally reject such an idea! In any case I can recommend this book as interesting and thought-provoking. The Lambton Worm and other Northumbrian Legends by Paul Screeton Paul Screeton has divided his book into three parts: the first part deals with the legends themselves, the second part deals with the sites of the legends and the third part consists of various attempts to explain the origin of the legends. Part I notes the connection between worms and dragons in folklore through the German language in which 'der wurm'= 'the dragon' and also through the Norse word for dragon which is 'Ormr' from which our word for the common earth worm probably derives. This is followed by a wealth of interesting information on the subject of worms and dragons contained in legendary accounts from the Northumbrian area which is described as a particularly rich source of such material. Part II, which deals with the sites connected with the various legends discussed in Part I, provides comparable evidence of a great deal of painstaking research on the subject. Part III runs through a fairly ...
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16. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(4) [Thunderbolts Website]
... Journal Oct 12, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(4) [For background on this discussion, see the url's listed below.To uncover the secret of the thunder-weapon in world mythology we must trace the theme back to its early expressions in ancient Mesopotamia. When the Babylonians, the world's first astronomers, looked back to the age of the gods, they spoke incessantly of disaster. In their Akitu festival, a prototype of ancient New Year's celebrations, the astronomer priests recounted the events of a former time, when the dragon Tiamat assaulted the world and it appeared that heaven itself would fall into chaos. (See the above image of the seven-headed dragon, Tiamat, taken from a Babylonian cylinder seal.) The "resplendent dragon" spawned a horde of dark powers with "irresistible weapons"--"monster serpents, sharp-toothed, with fang unsparing", their bodies filled with poison for blood. "Fierce dragons she has draped with terror, crowned with flame and made like gods", the storytellers recounted, "so that whoever looks ...
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17. Dragon Fish See Red [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 101: Sep-Oct 1995 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Dragon fish see red Most fish that make a living in deep, dark ocean waters have eyes that are most sensitive to the blue part of the sun's rays (470-490 nanometers). These are the rays that penetrate to the greatest depths in the sea. This adaptation to blue light means that deepsea fish have evolved visual pigments different from those of surface fish and land animals. Visual pigments are complex chemical compounds, and one must suppose that many, many random mutations took place before deepsea fish were able to manufacture visual pigments different from their relatives living near the surface. (Or did deepsea fish come first?) But there is more to this story. Many dwellers in the black abysses generate their own light. They sport bioluminescent organs so they can be seen by others of their own species and, in addition, illuminate prey for easier capture. In another remarkable example of evolutionary convergence, these bioluminescent ...
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18. Mystery of the Cosmic Dragon [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit/caption: a traditional Near Eastern dragon, based on a design published by Ramona Jablonski (Traditional Designs of Armenia and the Near East 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 Aug 10, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Dragon For several millennia, serpents and dragons have occupied the minds of storytellers the world over, and modern theories, explanations, and rationalizations are as abundant as the cultural variations on the theme. Dragon-like monsters soaring across the heavens rank among the most enigmatic and fanciful icons of the ancient cultures. These mythical reptiles come adorned with feathers or wings, sprouting long-flowing hair and fiery, lightning-like emanations. Every detail of such beasts defies naturalistic reasoning. Yet accounts from widely separated cultures attribute many identical features to these biological absurdities. When researchers seeking to resolve a mystery have explored every possibility they can imagine, but find no answer, it ...
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19. The Great Comet Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... but a settled planet. He claimed that Venus moved on an elliptical orbit intersecting the orbit of the Earth. And it acquired the form of a comet, with a luminous tail or train of gas, dust, and stone. On at least two occasions, the earth passed close enough to the Venus "comet" to be disturbed in its motions, and a rain of celestial debris descended on our planet. This celestial conflagration, Velikovsky claimed, entered global mythology as the attack upon the world by a cosmic serpent or dragon (and/or overwhelming wars of the gods). The Velikovsky controversy is important today for more than one reason. To begin with, it offers an excellent study in scientific intolerance. Even as Worlds in Collision topped the national bestseller list, the scientific elite, led by the respected astronomer Harlow Shapley, threatened a boycott of the publisher Macmillan, and its collective voice was loud and fierce enough to cause the publisher to drop the book, which was transferred to Doubleday. (4) Astronomers and other experts in ...
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20. The Spiral and Birth [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... Mixtecs of Central America had in a cave at Achiuhtla a transparent stone (chalchiuitl) round which a serpent curved in spiral form. The serpent's head pointed towards a small bird. This group was adored as "Heart of the People". According to Burgoa the earth was supposed to be "supported" by this "Heart". Apparently it was also the source of Natural Energy, or the magical symbol of that source and of the energy itself. 21 The serpent may have been of similar significance to the Chinese red dragon which was seen "coiling and revolving" before the birth of the Emperor Wu. It coiled and revolved because it was inaugurating a new era. As the revolving dragon it inaugurated each spring a new year. The naga (serpent god) was, as De Visser shows, the dragon of India. Northern Buddhists absorbed much of early Hindu naga lore. Indeed, the nagas and their bird enemies, the garudas, became worshippers of Buddha. In the fifth week after reach imperfect Enlightenment the Buddha went to lake Mucilinda ...
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