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131. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... , of course, is the one which seems to explain by globally witnessed catastrophes. In contrast, Spence is explaining the same data by means of an essentially local disaster, followed by the global spread of stories about it. b) Further to (ii), and writing on the theme of "the similarity of motifs in the folklore of various peoples on the five continents", V writes, on WIC p.291 of how "the aborigines of America imagined a witch as a woman riding on a broom across the sky, exactly as the European peoples imagined her." In fact, he actually quotes Spence on this. Now V explains this coincidence by ...
132. China's Dragon [Journals] [Pensee]
... the dragon in association with the "pearl" or flaming sphere is generally accepted. A study of blue and white shows the sphere, clouds, fire, and waves associated with the dragon so closely that, knowing the conservatism of Chinese symbolism, one may assume an original close connection. Many authorities, swayed by some elements of late folklore concerning the dragon, have been unaware of an exclusively aerial habitat for the early dragon (8 ). It is clear, however, from an examination of the legends that earth dragons are associated with water and that a process has taken place: rain has fallen out of the sky and the dragon with it. This interpretation is ...
133. On Saturn And The Flood [Journals] [Kronos]
... as the results of a disturbance in which both Jupiter and Saturn participated. Various peoples witnessed the events and described them, as a celestial-human drama in different forms: the Greeks, for example, had Jupiter-Zeus, the son of Saturn-Kronos, dethrone his father and banish him, and take his place to become the supreme deity. In Egyptian folklore or religion the participants in the drama are said to be Osisris-Saturn, brother and husband of Isis-Jupiter. And it is not that the wife dethrones the husband, nothing of the kind - there is, instead, a fight going on in the sky in which some body, described as Seth, attacks Osiris and kills, actually dismembers ...
134. Evidence of An Inversion Event? [Journals] [Aeon]
... effects might be important with respect to the oceans. It is also fundamental to the tippe-top inversion model that the equatorial bulge does not significantly decay during the inversion process. After the mantle is displaced by 180 degrees, centrifugal force from the Earth's rotation again centres the bulge on the true equator. As Velikovsky and Warlow have pointed out, folklore relating to inversion suggests that such an event happened in a very brief time period, perhaps within a day. Even detractors of the inversion theory agree that the time frame would likely be short, since a passing cosmic body would only briefly be close enough to Earth to exert significant torque(6 ). To better understand the implications ...
135. Site Destructions and Discontinuities in the Bronze Age [Articles]
... something of the sort, I don't believe this just happens, that people do so much the same thing over so wide a field. I am going also partly on the myths. Of course we think this is a completely dumb civilisation, nothing is left from it, but in fact in France, I read a lot of French folklore, and the rituals are centred around solstices, it is centred around a number of obviously astronomical, it seems to me, rituals. I certainly believe that these people were afraid of something. They knew something, and I just wish we knew what they knew. They were terribly interested in the solstices, more than the ordinary ...
136. Sky Woman [Journals] [Aeon]
... attested amongst various different tribes native to the Gran Chaco region, including the Apinaye, Chorote, Makka, Mocoví, and Toba among others. Of the Star Woman myth in general, the anthropologist Alfred Métraux wrote: "This tale is very popular with Chaco Indians, and it is generally the first story they tell when asked about their folklore."  The Chamacoco narrative finds a close parallel amongst the Chorote. Here, too, a mortal of groteseque appearance formed the object of Venus' affections: "There was a man who was so ugly that no woman wanted him. All the women in his village persecuted him, throwing sticks at him. At ...
... the apparent motion of the 91 Is Velikovsky Right or Wrong? sun accompanied by the fall of stones from the skies, then the event might have been an encounter of earth with a comet. Other parts of the earth than the Middle East would also have experienced unusual, possibly catastrophic events. Did they? In old records and in folklore and myths from around the world, he found descriptions that in some ways fit the same event. Were those descriptions contemporaneous with the happenings in the Mediterranean? Our imaginary scholar would seek independent evidence for the dates of the described events, assemble that evidence, and again seek to publish it, to gain acceptance of this interpretation or ...
... ] referred to "the new historical and cosmological concepts of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky." How new, in fact, were these concepts? 215 Blundering Critics Velikovsky's Originality The salient features of Velikovsky's method and conclusions are these: 1. The Bible and other ancient records contain much factual material about actual physical events. 2. Myths apd folklore are built around descriptions of striking actual events that can be discerned by proper analysis. 3. Past catastrophes were so threatening to mankind that overt reminders of them are suppressed, though they are described in more or less veiled form in common legends and traditions. The refusal to see descriptions of these actual catastrophes in the ancient writings is ...
139. Cuchulain -- Comet or Meteor? [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the leader- indeed, the epitome- of a mysterious race of hostile gods, the Fomorians, "Undersea" or "From the Sea" people who brought on famine and reduced the benevolent gods to slavery. Balor was not only their leader but also their weapon, essentially a venomous, burning eye. We have both learned and folkloric accounts of him. One learned (written) source says An evil eye had Balor. That eye was never opened save only on a battlefield. Four men used to lift up the lid of the eye with a polished handle which passed through its lid. If an army looked on that eye, though they were many thousands in ...
140. Pot Pourri [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Lake Agassiz through the Hudson Strait . Prof. Oppenheimer claims to be the first to argue for Southeast Asia as the source of the elements of Western civilisation'. His genetic evidence shows that Polynesian-speaking people began their great Pacific dispersal from Southeast Asia, not China' and much earlier than formerly believed, while his analysis of folklore links - building on [Sir James] Frazer' s pioneering work - confirms a prehistoric East-West connection and provides a logical basis for the original meaning of much Western myth and folklore'. The 263 pages of Part II cover flood myths from around the world, then attempt to prove an eastern (Moluccan or Indo-Chinese) origin and ...
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