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181. The Cosmic Mountain [Books]
... serpent, not the lowly serpents of our earth. The impregnating serpent was a creature of myth, his phallic power deriving from his identity with the engendering mountain of the world. The primeval serpent, often regarded as the male organ of the great father himself, rose along the world axis. That this archetypal memory produced reverberations in global folklore for thousands of years attests to the dramatic power of the original experience. The Stream of Life The cosmic mountain also found expression as a stream of wind or water either descending from the polar abode or ascending the world axis from "below." As a stream of air it was the life-giving "breath" of the great father ...
182. The Saturn Thesis: Questions and Answers [Journals] [Aeon]
... tell such similar stories? Though the names differ, the various biographies of the gods reveal more parallels than I had ever believed possible. And the deeper I looked the more clear it became that ancient races around the world recorded many identical experiences, even when they used different symbols to tell their stories. Many common themes run through the folklore of diverse cultures. From ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the Americas, from India to China, Scandinavia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, one finds surprisingly similar accounts: celestial temples and cities, a lost paradise or "Garden of Eden," a "cosmic mountain," a flaming serpent or dragon in the sky- ...
183. Catastrophe and Divine Fires [Books] [de Grazia books]
... into the driver's seat of the cometary chariot, and it parallels the Greek myth of Phaeton, searing the world from his solar chariot. But the most powerful and exercised of cometary references is the towering column of smoke and fire that was first before and then behind the Israelites as they crossed into the desert. In ancient history and in folklore comets are often "hairy" and " 'smoking" stars. I have already quoted this apparition of the lord that had led them from the beginning; it "did not depart from before the people." The Lord here must be the comet. Ilse Fuhr, writing of comets in 1967, says [ ...
184. Of Lessons, Legacies, and Litmus Tests: A Velikovsky Potpourri (Part One) [Journals] [Aeon]
... idea becomes true or probable by their very cleverness in devising it. They tell me that their private theory must be true because it sounds so right."- Stephen Jay Gould, Natural History, April 1986 "Occasional writers with vague ideas about the methods and objectives of science, still turn uncritically to unrestrained imagination, sophism, and folklore in their interpretations of earth history with little or no thought to scientific implications and objective tests..."- Norman D. Newell, Geol. Soc. Amer. Sp. Paper 89, 1967, quoted in Richard Huggett, Catastrophism: Systems of Earth History Introduction "What I am afraid of is not to be disputed ...
185. The Unworkable Polar Saturn [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon I:3 (1988) Home | Issue Contents The Unworkable Polar Saturn Roger Ashton 1. Saturn at the North Celestial Pole As if a rational process of thinking accounted for the content of folklore and myth, efforts to trace it all back to an identifiable origin, starting particularly with de Santillana's and von Dechend's Hamlet's Mill, have tended to uncover origins in a celestial context. Pursuing the course of the earlier Worlds in Collision, by Immanuel Velikovsky, and looking further backwards, such writers as David N. Talbott, Dwardu Cardona and others have produced several divergent versions of planetarily reconstructed myth in which Saturn is situated at the Earth's north celestial pole. ...
186. On the Length of Reigns of the Sumerian Kings [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1992 (Vol XIV) Home | Issue Contents On the Length of Reigns of the Sumerian Kings by Hildegard Wiencke-Lotz Hildegard Wiencke-Lotz studied Medicine at the University of Berlin and did her internship in the Paediatric department. In 1965 she obtained an MA in Folklore and German at the University of Pennsylvania, following this up with a PhD (1968) at the Universities of Basel, Switzerland, and Freiburg, Germany. 1968-9 saw her doing Middle Eastern archaeological research. From 1969 she has worked in the Library of Congress and has travelled extensively. The author of a manual on the treatment of cerebral palsy (1986), she has published two ...
187. Minds in Chaos [Books] [de Grazia books]
... swept the earth; a pall of darkness shrouded it, to be followed by a deluge of fire. This picture of a period of intense turmoil within the period of recorded history is supported by a wealth of quotations from the Old Testament, from the Hindu Vedas, from Roman and Greek mythology, and from the myths, traditions and folklore of many races and peoples... These catastrophic events in the earth's history are attributed by Dr Velikovsky to a series of aweinspiring cosmic cataclysms. In the solar system we see the several planets moving round the sun in the same direction in orbits which are approximately circular and which lie nearly in the same plane. Dr Velikovsky asserts ...
188. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 2003 No 2 (June 2003) Home | Issue Contents News from the Internet Books from Dover Publications www.doverpublications.com Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas by H. A. Guerber Wonderful collection of age-old tales assembled by noted scholar and folklore expert. Myths tell of the creation of the world; the deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor and Siegfried; the machinations of the evil Loki; and more. Entertaining and readable, these tales offer a striking presentation of the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape the literature and cultures of the modern West. Introduction. Index of ...
189. Pul and Tiglath-Pileser III - A Response to Jonsson [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Assyrian records for political reasons. I may have made a mistake in bringing in the Greek legends of Sardanapalus to illuminate the possible historical background and to provide additional motivation for the damnatio memorae perpetrated against this king. I continue to maintain that the story of Sardanapalus contains elements of the historical Pul; however the Greek tales are no more than folklore and should not be taken at face value. The connection between Pul and Sardanapalus has no bearing whatsoever on the separate existence of Pul. The basic thesis of the non-identity of Pul and Tiglath-Pileser (which is not original to me) still stands. Jonsson [2 ] has three arguments against this: 1. The two years that ...
190. Catastrophism and Anthropology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . When Frazer published his comprehensive study on the worldwide story of the great flood, he stressed the paradigmatic importance of Darwin's theory of evolution, consequently rejecting every possibility that the tradition originated from historical events [2 ]. According to Frazer's biographer, the implicit purpose of this rejection was to undermine the Bible and religion by insisting on its folkloric stratum, thereby associating it with savagery' [3 ]. Since then, 20th century anthropology has tended to view the ancient flood traditions as mere reflections of mythical' thinking, whereas catastrophe rituals and festivals are almost totally ignored [4 ]. As a result, anthropological studies which have focused on the relationship between religious ceremonies and ...
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