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... Contents Book Review Sky Dragons and Celestial Serpents by Alastair McBeath Dragon's Head Press, PO Box 3369, London SW6 6JN £4 99, ISBN 0-9524387-3-9 Phillip Clapham Alastair McBeath is an astronomer and mythologist, a vice president of the International Meteor Organisation and the Meteor Section director to The Society for Popular Astronomy. He writes articles on astronomy, folklore, and myth for several journals, such as the archaeological quarterly Third Stone. He pops up now and again in emails to Benny Peiser's CCNET forum. The first five chapters of the booklet concern those constellations likened to dragons, namely Draco, Cetus, Hydra, Serpens and Hydrus. In the Introduction he gives a good overview of ...
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62. Exodus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... ' of David Rohl and Bernard Newgrosh. However the excavations at Tell ed Dab'a by Manfred Bietak have made it clear that the MK came to an end late in the MBIIA period of Syria-Palestine culture, when numerous sites were abandoned [2 ]. Velikovsky was keen to locate a major catastrophic incident at this time and recounted the legends and folklore of many people. These oral accounts did not have dates and there is the suspicion they represent an accumulation of episodes of natural upheaval, retold into stories with universal appeal, especially as tales told to children. The chronology of Velikovsky stumbled because he also had to find evidence of the Conquest. In early SIS literature this was generally ...
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... Contents Perceptions and Ancient Astronomy .. David Griffard Comets in Persepectives .. F. Glenn Graham The Planets Revealed in The Book of the Secrets of Enoch .. Alban Wall On Number as Artifact (Part II, Development) .. Fred Fisher Planetary Motions, Egyptian Unit Fractions and the Fibonacci Series .. George Douglas, Jr. Folklore: Its Stability and Self-Correcting Power .. Hildegard Wiencke-Lotz Subscription: $15.00 a year (N .A ) $10.00 a year (Institutions) $18.00 (U .S funds) Overseas Airmail. Send check or money order to: HORUS ISCBM PO Box 7074 Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Manuscripts ...
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... 45; emphasis supplied). This temporal stance means that truths are in our present era since we believe science is a relatively recent human achievement. If recorded history departs from present scientific theories there is no compelling reason to reconsider our existing explanations; rather, we simply redefine our past as nonscientific in the form of myths, legends, folklore, and religious faith. This in spite of the awkwardness that, in the words of Lynn Rose (1972:31), "if historical data conflict with astronomical theories, it is strange that history should have to be rewritten to conform to these theories!" Scientists teach us that the force of gravity is at work when ...
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65. Writing The Epilogue. File I (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... volume: Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur- Which part of this work is committed to us? So I finished my book. Originally I had written another chapter and had let it be set. I foresaw the arguments of the astronomers, and I intended to meet them. The phenomena I described were deduced by me from ancient literature and folklore. I could, of course, remain in my domain, offer no physical solution at all, and allow astronomers to take over where I left off. This would probably have been the way that any other historian or folklorist would have chosen in a similar situation. Or I could try to reconcile my findings with the conventional tenets ...
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66. The Astronomer Royal. File II (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... 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. The reader cannot but fail to be impressed by Dr. Velikovsky's extensive knowledge of such lore and by the wealth of references which he gives. Then he told the story of single catastrophes, "awe-inspiring cosmic cataclysms." There occurred collisions between major planets, which brought about the birth of comets. ...
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... he claims the Jerusalem of Solomon was an invention, a description based on their experience of the fabulous city of Babylon and the network of trade that radiated from it. The idea of slavery also belongs to the Exile, he continues, and was transferred to the Egyptian sojourn. The heroes and prophets of the Old Testament were figures from folklore, and so on. However, Phillips thinks the Exodus involved a volcanic eruption in order to account for the plagues previously put forward in an earlier book, Act of God. However, he plumps for the Thera volcano on the island of Santorini in the Aegean. Phillips appears to keep closer to biblical numbers than Humphries, ...
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... at Neolithic monuments and involved a feast'. In mythic terms this might be interpreted as eating the body of the God, or its avatar. Cattle bones appear to have been buried as if venerated, carefully placed in ditches and pits after consumption of the flesh. In addition, choice cuts, like the Champion's Portion' of Irish folklore, were also buried, their meat intact. Broken pottery sherds, pieces of stone axe and flint flakes were also buried with the bones. Leaf-shaped arrowheads, symbolising the thunderbolt, and stone axes, especially the grey-green axes from Cumbria, were also a feature of some hoards. The authors note that in parts of Madagascar (or ...
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69. The Cosmic Origins Of Arthur (Book review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . Megalithic structures, especially the circular henges, were centres for ritual and sacrifice designed to appease destructive sky gods and were therefore intimately associated with the myths about the gods' behaviour which survivors passed on to subsequent generations. In the case of Britain, the Celtic myths which have come down to us from Irish and Welsh traditions and English folklore, if considered seriously reveal the same cosmic history as worldwide myths. The legends which frequently associate our Arthur figure with Stonehenge slot into place with the revelation of all the mythical attributes of Arthur, which show him to be none other than the universal hero, warrior, dragon god known to Greeks as Herakles, a complex figure linked ...
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... it without question. He also notes that the immense knowledge and factual proof of many scientific theories does not exist. Many theories and facts recited by scholars and scientists today are merely academic folk lore which professors heard in their undergraduate days and have not examined at all'. As an example of how the scientific community rushes to defend such folklore, the author details the reaction to Velikovsky. The fragmentation of knowledge by science also means that most explanations must be constructed on an ad hoc basis; the day of the philosopher capable of surveying the totality of knowledge has gone. The purpose of this book is to try and reconstruct the history of man in America by using the ...
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