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21. Temple, Crown, Vase, Eye, and Circular Serpent [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... (Pupil of eye=heart of heaven. It would be quite impossible, within the limited space permitted here, to review all the interconnections unifying the imagery of the Saturnian band. For every instance previously cited, many others have been left out simply to avoid excessive monotony.) As a final example of overlapping imagery, I shall cite the case of the circular serpent. All of the Saturnian gods-- Atum-Re, An, Yama, Huang-ti, Quetzalcoatl, Kronos-- reside within the fold of a serpent (dragon, fish, crocodile, etc.). But this symbol cannot be evaluated in isolation from the celestial earths, eggs, wheels, temples, crowns, and eyes which fill the ancient lexicon. In the general mystic tradition, reports Cirlot, "the dragon, the serpent or the fish biting its tail, is a representative of time." (149) Father Time, of course, is Saturn. Thus the Greeks placed in the hands of Chronos a snake which formed a ring by holding its tail in ...
22. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the B.A.A. (Vol. 88, No. 3, April 1978),was submitted by Michael G. Reade, London. Mr. N. P. Warren has kindly given me permission to publish it and while wishing the Society well in its endeavours, nevertheless adds that he has "never been favourably impressed by Velikovsky's theories, which are at least in violation of the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum". Perhaps one of our members with scientific expertise may wish to comment.- Ed.) The Flying Dragon Sir, Miss Botley's letter on Bygone Meteorites refers to a picture, of a bolide, represented with a "sort of winged Loch Ness Monster for garnishing". In fact the flying dragon was a powerful and enduring analogy for the bolide itself. The great bolide of 1783, referred to in the same letter, was considered to be "of that Species of Meteor which the great Physiologist, Dr. Woodward, and others, call the Draco volans or Flying Dragon". The origin of this analogy may well be ...
23. Moons, Myths and Man [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1993 No 1 (Aug 1993) Home¦ Issue Contents Moons, Myths and Man by H.S. Bellamy (Faber and Faber, 1936) This book appears to remarkably pre-empt both Velikovsky (catastrophe and the use of world wide myths) and Clube and Napier (a giant satellite breaking up in the prehistoric sky and being responsible for dragon and serpent folklore etc). It is a read I recommend to Society members and I wonder to what extent Velikovsky was influenced by catastrophic tomes such as this and others by authors such as Hoerbiger, Vail etc. From Bellamy's use of myth it seems to me that Clube and Napier are much nearer to the truth than Velikovsky, despite the extraordinary appeal of the latter. Instead of Bellamy's satellite (part of which became the moon) read 'comet in the process of breaking up'. In one Chinese source he cites, the celestial dragon is described as being a thousand miles long, a huge phenomenon in the sky that was able to become either dark or bright, ...
24. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART VI: BIOSPHERICS: 29.Spectres [Quantavolution Website]
... who dared not look back, would have no way of knowing. I am not arguing for literalism but for "spectralism" which I would define as subjective realism: first, a sympathetic and fully possible truth has to be searched for and, then, whatever is left over as "false" has to be explained in the vision of the subjects and of their immediate descendant, and finally in objective psychological and anthropological terms. A much broader range of cases may advance the argument. There is, for example, the dragon. Everyone knows what a dragon is. All do not know that it is a theophany, a divine manifestation. And that the creature is closely tied to visions of events in the sky, many times repeated. Chamber's Encyclopedia, defunct now for many years, carried a charming passage on the dragon: The dragon appears in the mythical history and legendary poetry of almost every nation, as the emblem of the destructive and anarchical principle;... as misdirected physical force and untamable animal passions... The dragon ...
25. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Aeon Journal $]
... in the sacred dossier of Indra has been lost, perhaps it can be recovered from the dossier of some other hero. In this way, and in this way only, in our opinion, is it possible to arrive at a true understanding of the origins of Indra's cult, much of which has been lost or otherwise obscured with the passage of untold millennia. A summary of Indra's career would include the following mythological motives: (1) his unusual birth and rapid rise to power; (2) the defeat of the dragon Vritra; (3) the winning of the sun and initiation of the dawn; (4) the deliverance of the waters/cows from the mountain-like prison of the dragon; (5) the ordering of the cosmos and the support of heaven; (6) the discovery of Soma, the beverage of the gods. We will summarize each of these events in short order. Indra's Birth Indra's birth, according to the various accounts of the event, was an occasion of great commotion, the discomfit extending to the ...
26. Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion by Ev Cochrane [SIS C&C Review $]
... is overcome with fury as his strength grew and he became red and of gigantic proportions. Gods of both the Old World and the New World show these characteristics. In his fury he becomes a great destroyer, felling both sides in wars indiscriminately and is consequently often referred to as blind. Samson was also a blind berserker and the Norse Hoder, Oedipus and Bellerophon. Nergal, Indra and Thor of the red beard all shake heaven in their fury. The actual combat myth is universal, with a hero defeating a monster or dragon in myth all round the world. Examples from Polynesia and the north coast of America agree in so many strange details that it can hardly be just coincidence. Basically a monster threatens heaven and is killed by the hero, usually by his entering the belly of the monster and inexplicably, for most explanations of myth, emerging bald, as well as enfeebled or sometimes in his death throes. Jonah and the whale is a biblical example. A drastic change of size is an essential element in the story, with the shape-shifting ...
27. Velikovsky And Planetary Catastrophe [SIS Internet Digest $]
... celestial motions today. Velikovsky contended that the planet Venus, just a few thousand years ago, possessed a spectacular, comet-like "tail" and its orbit intersected that of the Earth. Though Velikovsky's interest in the subject began with a reading of biblical accounts of the Exodus period, the plagues of Egypt, and the spectacles of the wandering in the desert, what led to his startling conclusions was a thorough cross-referencing with global myths of disaster- stories in which the agent of catastrophe takes the form of a great comet or flaming dragon, a body consistently identified with the planet Venus. Velikovsky also argued that the planet Mars, in the eighth and seventh centuries before the present era, moved on an erratic course, disrupting the Earth. Celestial upheavals caused by the unstable movements of Mars, according to Velikovsky, are the true reason why Mars appears in ancient records as a great war god, shaking the heavens and producing general pestilence and devastation. Additionally, in a brief unpublished manuscript, Velikovsky made an extraordinary claim about the planet Saturn. He claimed ...
28. Bel and Dragons [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... with the Saxon conquest. The pool represented the world, the story continues and the tent was the kingdom of Vortigern. According to Tolstoy the tent was the firmament because the sky was conceived as a huge cosmic tent, with the stars rents in its surface, which admitted celestial light. The idea of two serpents inside the tent, or domed vault of the sky, fighting, is interesting. The pool, or world lake, the celestial sea over which God warred with the Devil or St. George grappled with the Dragon, seems pertinent. Mythological parallels are legion- a goddess on a white mare and a goddess on a red mare are a common theme- and we may note that a Red Horse figure cut into red earth on a hill near Banbury existed until fairly recently. This suggests a clash in the sky between two distinct comets, rather than the idea of the head of a comet attacking its tail as pictured by Velikovsky- although he clearly identified Venus and Mars coming close to earth, albeit at different times. The red ...
29. The MacCecht and Cuchulainn [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... its conquest by the Romans in 50BC, establishing control over various Irish tribes. The tribal name Meldi comes from the god Meldos= thunderbolt. It reappears in Welsh as mellt= lightning (in Breton mell) and in Irish as an element of Singmall= powerful thunderbolt (or extraordinary). Erainn/Erann was the deity that wielded the weapon of the thunderbolt (Bolg). 'Builg' is a common place name element in Ireland, while in Britain 'Bel' has the same role- e.g. the Bel and the Dragon, a pub name with interesting roots. The fourth group of Celtic immigrants O'Rahilly defines are the Laginians who included the tribal group of Domnain, of SW Britain and coastal stretches of Scotland and Ireland. They probably arrived by sea, fleeing Gaul as the Romans advanced in the first century BC. Gildas, in The Ruin of Britain, a rich vein of metaphor, transcribes Domnain (from which 'Devon' is derived) as Damnain, a deliberate pun on 'damn' and 'damnation', i.e. SW Britain in the ...
30. quotes [Thunderbolts Website]
... Doomsday means the devastating conclusion of the Golden Age. The ideas are not random". "Could the evolution of the plasma environment have inspired the myth of a Golden Age giving way to cosmic catastrophe? The possibility is eminently testable through the tools of plasma science and cross-cultural comparison." SERPENTS, DRAGONS AND CHAOS MONSTERS "The transitional states of plasma discharge answer directly to the mythical metamorphosis or "shape-shifting" of archaic gods and monsters". "Plasma discharge formations are especially precise in explaining the most pervasive theme — the dragon. For thousands of years, humanity lived in the shadow of the dragon, fearing the return of the dragon-borne catastrophe recounted in their myths". "A ludicrous monster alien to all natural experience today, but given cosmic proportions, is indigenous to all cultures' mythologies". "Here is an extraordinary fact: there is nothing in the recurring attributes of the dragon that cannot be explained by plasma discharge. The creature is constituted of fire or "breathes" fire. It displays long-flowing "hair" or "feathers ...
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