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191. The River of Ocean [SIS C&C Review $]
... Apart from the now obvious reference to the 'circle of heaven', we learn that 'Ocean' was the name of the encircling river. It was not the sea. Whence came this idea? We have not far to seek. In the Theogony it is told how Gaea and Uranus begot a son whom Hesiod described as 'deep-whirling Okeanos' [67. Elsewhere in the epic poem Okeanos is described as a 'circling stream' [68, the stream itself being alluded to as that 'of famous Okeanos' [69. According to Homer, it was this stream called Okeanos that girdled the world [70. Robert Graves now tells us that 'Homer's myth is a version of the Pelasgian creation story' in which the role of Okeanos (also rendered Oceanus) was played by Ophion [71. The Pelasgian Ophion, of course, was our old friend the encircling serpent, who was said to have coiled himself around the Cosmic, or Universal, Egg [72. Here then we have the answer to the confusion mentioned above. Okeanos was the name of ...
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... carried on its front page a United Press news report that the ancient script "that for the last half-century and longer has baffled archaeologists and linguists has been decoded finally- by an amateur. The riddle was solved by Michael Ventris, an English architect." The language proved to be Greek, to the surprise of many scholars; the entire field of study of Early Greek Civilisation experienced the greatest shock since the discovery of Troy. In the deciphered tablets the names of the deities of the Greek Pantheon supposedly "created" by Homer and Hesiod were found written in Linear B- to the even greater surprise of the scholarly world. When embarking on the task of deciphering Minoan Linear B. Ventris expressed his belief that it was not Greek- he worked on the premise that it was Etruscan; the enquiry that he sent out to a large number of classicists in 1949 as to the probable language of the script did not bring even a single answer favouring Greek [31. Ras-Shamra, the ancient Ugarit, is located on the sea-coast of northern Syria. ...
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... name Hitler was symbolic of his obsession with pagan archetypes: he had eyes like a wolf, sharing Goebbel's obsession with wolf myths, werewolves, the Lupercalia. 'Heil' was the mantra to greet a Messiah, deliverer and leader. Personal names are secret identities, conveying power, expressing nature, transcending ordinariness. Hitler obliterated the names of his victims to destroy them for all time. Dwardu Cardona followed with Religion and Catastrophism. He said that stars are gods and people knew that gods were planets: Aristotle only reaffirmed it. Homer, Hesiod, and Cicero accepted that planets are divine, their orbits stable. Yet the Pawnee sacrificed to Mars; Meso-Americans were obsessed by Venus; there was planet worship in India. The Talmud says worship of planets is idolatry. Some say planet worship was late, not prior to 4th century but in Egypt the revered gods were stars- and in Ebla, Babylon, Uruk and Sumer too. Planets were not deified; they were deities. Renate Schuckies used slides to illustrate her talk on Myth and Catastrophism. Cheyenne ...
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... , the Assyrians, and the ancestral Aztecs, forged empires under his inspiration. The Roman dedication to Mars is well known. He was believed to be father of Romulus, their founder. In the old calendar they named the first month after him. The Romans irreconcilably claimed both Aeneas, Prince of Troy, and Romulus as their founder. Aeneas was, and is, placed in the twelfth or thirteenth century BC with the Trojan Wars, by older scholarship. Recently the Wars have been brought into later times, along with Homer, who sang of them (de Grazia, 1984a). This is but one step in a reconstruction of chronology that eliminates the several centuries of a so-called Greek Dark Age and pulls the disastrous collapse of the Mycenaean civilization down to the eighth century as well (Isaacson). Roman legend has Romulus and Remus (abandoned and miraculously suckled by a wolf in their infancy) [113 founding a town called Rome, which Romulus rules until he is lofted into the air, possibly by a cyclone, to join his father ...
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... one, Gordion, was dated by other methods. The date for Gordion is about the same in both the revised and conventional chronologies. The date of Pylos should be lower by the revised chronology. Conditions for carbon dating as discussed below were the same at both locations, but "corrections" were applied at only one site. The following material reviews the information presented by Isaacson. A palace and town were uncovered near the present day Pylos in Greece. The remains are thought to be those of the ancient Pylos mentioned by Homer. A particular burned layer was given an absolute date by relating Mycenaean pottery to the Egyptian chronology. If the Egyptian date must be reduced by several hundred years, then so must the date for Pylos. The same person (Blegen) excavated Troy and used the same dating method. Isaacson points out that abundant archaeological evidence indicates that both Pylos and Troy could be centuries younger than the ages decreed by Egyptian history. For now, however, we will restrict ourselves solely to the carbon dating evidence. Internal evidence at Pylos ...
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196. SOLARIA BINARIA: BIBILIOGRAPHY [Quantavolution Website]
... the Constant of Gravitation," Nat. Bur. Stds., J. Res. (Jul.), pp. 1-31 Heymann, D., et al. (1970), "Inert Gases in Lunar Samples," Science 167 (30 Jan.), pp. 555-8 Hillas, A. M. (1972), Cosmic Rays (Pergamon: Oxford) Hines, Colin O. (1974), "Ionosphere," Ency. Brit., Macro 9 (Chicago), pp. 809-16 Homer, The Iliad of Homer, tr. Richmond Lattimore (University of Chicago: Chicago, 1951) Horowitz, Norman H. (1977), "The Search for Life on Mars," Scientific American 297, no. 5 (Nov.), pp. 52-61 Hoyle, Sir Fred, and Narliker, J. V. (1971), "On the Nature of Mass," Nature 233 (3 Sep.), pp. 41-4---and Wickramasinghe, N. Chandra (1977), " ...
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197. The Saturn Problem [SIS C&C Review $]
... the gods; and Athena, goddess of wisdom, military strategy and handicrafts. The first two of these goddesses were explicitly identified by the Greeks with the planet Venus, while the trio as whole had a governing influence in practically all the affairs of the Heroic Age. Hera acted as patroness of some heroes, such as Jason, leader of the Argonauts, and the persecutor of others, such Heracles (Roman Hercules), the greatest hero of all. Athena watched over all the heroes and, according to the great poet Homer (8th century BC), bested the war-god Ares in battle, a clear sign that the age of his ascendancy (the Bronze Age of naked militarism) was over. The love-goddess Aphrodite also 'conquered' Ares, using more subtle means, and gave birth to a daughter Harmonia (meaning literally 'harmony'), who with the hero Cadmus founded the great dynasty of Thebes. Aphrodite was also the mother of Aeneas, the noblest of the Trojan leaders. Each of these goddesses, then, stands as a prime candidate ...
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198. Venus' Atmosphere [Pensee]
... by photoelectric or any other process would cause the lower atmosphere to be oxidizing, whereas the upper atmosphere with the escaping hydrogen, would be reducing. This situation is also detected --to the surprise, even disbelief, of many researchers. Are then any hydrocarbons, or other organic molecules still present on Venus? After the first American fly-by probe, Mariner II, passed its rendezvous point with Venus in December 1962, the results were first made public in February, 1963, and it was claimed by the NASA spokesman, Dr. Homer Newell, that the clouds on Venus are rich in hydrocarbons. I have repeatedly read in the polemic surrounding my work that this statement at the press conference was a mistake seized- -upon by the followers of my concepts. It was not a press conference "mistake." The conclusion was based upon very careful consideration of the physical characteristics of the cloud, layer that was found homogeneous at the top and the bottom, at temperatures of ca. -35 F on the top and over +200 F (400 K) ...
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... , both of whom were entrusted by me with the script of my Forum Lecture soon after its delivery. They wrote a joint letter to Science, which published it in the December 21, 1962 issue, concurrent with the yearly convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, publisher of Science. It almost coincided with the first reports of Mariner II, which had passed its rendezvous with Venus a week earlier, on December 14. The high temperature of Venus was confirmed. This last announcement was made by Dr. Homer Newell for NASA in February, 1963. The presence of hydrocarbons in the clouds surrounding Venus was also announced as confirmed --this on the basis of the work of Dr. L. D. Kaplan (Jet Propulsion Laboratory): only compounds containing the radical CH (polymerized) could lend to the 15-mile thick cloud the same properties at the -250 F temperature at the top of the cloud and at the+ 200' F temperature at the bottom of the cloud separated by 45 kilometers of lower atmosphere from the sizzlingly hot ground ...
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200. Alexander At The Oracle [Kronos $]
... verifies the otherwise absurd sentence of the stele. The way in which this oracle answered questions was peculiar. On the stele it is repeatedly said: "The great god nodded exceedingly, exceedingly." Diodorus said the same of the oracle of Amon visited by Alexander: "The god by a nod of his head directs them." Strabo, too, dwelt on this peculiarity: The oracular responses were not, as at Delphi and among the Branchidae, given in words, but mostly by nods and tokens, as in Homer, "Cronion spoke and nodded assent with Ms dark brows," the prophet having assumed the role of Zeus; however, the fellow expressly told the king that he, Alexander, was son of Zeus. Here is a further reason why the priest spoke to his idol and to Alexander in similar fashion (calling both god Amon): Alexander was proclaimed an incarnation of the god Amon (Zeus) himself. Moreover, he was assured of being a physical son of Amon. The words on the stele telling the ...
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