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91. Indeterminacy: Temporary, Permanent, Or Indefinite? [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... any) of the familiar objects they remembered from before the disturbance. I believe we may safely assume that, after such a disturbance, even the most experienced star-gazers would feel distraught and disoriented and could make identifications more on an emotive than on a calculative basis. Non-linguists may entertain the understandable hope that information about ancient planetary nomenclature and their etymologies will eliminate most of the verbal ambiguities that now plague our efforts to identify ancient celestial objects. Unfortunately, however, this hope is, at best, only partially justified. There were, for example, three verbal bases meaning shine in the Proto-Indo-European language (which, according to Allan Bomhard, were shared with Afro-Asiatic languages, including ...
92. Comptinology and Tohu-bohu [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the "female" and "male" electrical connections used today. Electrical twinges have been associated with pleasures of masturbation and ejaculation since ancient times. The mountain-top orgies of Bacchus were associated with the relative ease of inciting electrical discharges there. "Diddle" has an unknown origin and long history. Although the Oxford Dictionary of English based upon etymological principles does not extend sexual meaning to "diddle" (out of prudery) the connotation is present in the rhyme and the usage is indestructible. Giorgio di Santillana and Hertha von Dechend talk in Hamlet's Mill (287) of Tammuz, the grain-god aspect of Osiris, the Saturn of Egypt. A festival of mourning over his death ...
93. The Spring Of Ares [Journals] [Kronos]
... . Dumezil, Archaic Roman Religion (Chicago, 1966), p. 207. 31. J. Grimm, op. cit., p. 204. 32. E. von Weiher, Der Babylonische Gott Nergal (Berlin, 1971), p. 41. 33. The attentive reader has no doubt realized that the proposed etymological relationships between Mimir, Mamre, and Mamer(s ) cuts across the Indo-European and Semitic languages. This will no doubt appear somewhat reckless, but it would hardly be the first time that Semitic words found their way into the Mediterranean cultures, as evidenced by Astour's Hellenosemitica. I might go a step further and propose that all of ...
94. Did Saturn Explode Twice? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... of the Sun, Moon, stars and life but also the creation of the angels insofar as man's introduction to the planets of the Sun would be involved. Mercury, Mars and the Moon were probably solar planets with the latter being captured by the Earth after the Deluge. Still further corroboration in support of the proposals mentioned above derives from etymological considerations: according to the English dictionary and Collin's Westminster dictionary, Autumn, a name of Latin extract, is the season of decay. I cannot help noting the similarity of the word Autumn to Atum and Aton, especially as Saturn decayed astronomically. Autumn is the time of year when the Sun loses its light and heat and life ...
95. Gods and Giants (Moons, Myths and Man) [Books]
... mimeisthai, to act, to imitate. His wisdom' is a consequence of his older descent. That he is regarded as a water-demon need not surprise us much, and that he reappears in the heroic saga of a later day, as a cunning smith, even less. Notes. 1. This form is due to a popular etymology by which some word now lost but describing a vessel loaded with corpses, with a crew of wolves, and steered by a gigantic helmsman, was made to mean ship made of dead men's nails' (i .e . nail-ferry'). Commentators suggest the form Nagvifar' attributing to it the meaning dark terror'. Our ...
96. Thoth Vol III, No. 15: Nov 15, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... dramatic symbols of the comet in its terrible aspect are the raging or lamenting goddess and the raging serpent, always appearing in the sky with the collapse of a former epoch.) This does not mean that the similar functions of the coma and comma were consciously recognized by the Greeks, though I wouldn't discount that possibility. Of course most etymologists would fall off their chair in seeing the "coma/comma" connection implied in my note above. But I suspect that a search through more archaic roots would reveal some surprising parallels between the Greek _kome_ (hair, hair star, comet) and _kop_ (" strike"). I would look for ...
97. Our Rock Who Art in Heaven [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... final scene - with the Christ crucified between those two thieves - are found perfectly paralleled in various versions of a Hindu tale of the war-god Skanda and his twin demon offspring. For the reader who is interested in classical and mythological texts, a gold mine lies herein. A fascinating blend of religion, mythology, astrology, astronomy, and etymology. Journey through the heavens - and land squarely back on Earth. Be prepared to jettison any traditional views of the Bible. Contents: 1. Our Rock is Better than their Rock. 2. Visible and Rushing. 3. In Heaven as it is on Earth. 4. Typhon. 5. Thou Didst Break into Pieces ...
98. The God-Kings and the Titans: The New World Ascendancy in Ancient Times by James Bailey [Journals] [Kronos]
... hieroglyphic Hittite with cuneiform Hittite, and states that ancient Greek had no w, although many non-Attic dialects did (the name for it having been "digamma"). In the area of phonology, he talks of "glottal p" in Minoan and Mayan- a phonetic impossibility, unless he means glottalized p. In the area of etymology, he suggests the cognation of the three Classical words okeanos, "ocean current," aqua, "water," and oikoumenÍ, "inhabited world," when no Indo-Europeanists support these equations. In the area of linguistic classification, finally, he describes Ancient Egyptian as "partly Semitic," which is the taxonomic equivalent of ...
99. Alan Alford's The Phoenix Solution [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... ancient Egypt. Were Orion and Sirius symbols of the exploded planet? Did Orion mark the gateway to the heavenly Duat and the body of Nut'? The Nine Bows and the Shemsu-Hor as planets of the original solar system. Part Three: New Horizons. 10: THE METAPHYSICAL PYRAMID: The Double-Lion god in the Egyptian Duat, the etymology of Ta-Meri - ancient land of creation, rebirth and ascension. The two horizons or mountains' of the Duat. A new theory on the satellite pyramids - did they literally represent planetary satellites? The cosmic identity of Thoth, and why he was called Hermes Trismegistus? Why Egyptian sarcophagi were designed to be empty. 11: SECRETS ...
100. Noah's Flood: Mars Flyby [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the quantity of provisions as did Noah's vessel. Once the intensity of this catastrophe is perceived, it becomes difficult to overestimate Noah's achievement. Usually, when projects are approached on a multidisciplinary level, two, three, or four different disciplines are involved. Understanding this catastrophe, however, requires such training as astronomy, cosmology, ethnology, etymology, geography, geology, history, oceanography, and- at least for some- theology. It is a task of enormous work, but the rewards- understanding at last the natural causes behind a cryptic biblical episode, and greater still, fully appreciating the hazards of catastrophic proportions which our ancestors had to face and which they conquered ...
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