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... been pointed out. This would appear to speak well for the faithfulness of the oral traditions of ancient times. Velikovsky maintains that the Trojan War which forms the basis for Homer's Iliad takes place against the backdrop of heavenly spectacle of Mars (Ares) and Venus (Pallas Athene) appearing to take sides in the battle below, the former with the Trojans, the latter with the Greeks. As the two heavenly bodies appeared to contend with one another in the skies above, the earth was not immune from the struggle, as Homer notes: Discord the mighty barrier of nations, loud shouted Athena, standing outside the wall on the edge of the moat, or moving upon the seashore: Ares shouted aloud from the other side, black as a storm cloud, crying his commands from the citadel of Troy, or speeding over Callicolone by Simoeis river. So the blessed gods drove the two hosts together and made the bitter strife burst forth. The Father of men and gods thundered terribly from on high, Poseidon made the solid earth quake beneath, and ...
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202. New Scenarios for Solar System Evolution [SIS Internet Digest $]
... from overhead-- quite different from the view actually seen as the spacecraft passed far to the west, especially in raw, unprocessed imagery. In the properly processed, reconstructed view, we can again locate the features that appeared to portray eyes, nose, mouth, and enclosure in the Viking imagery. Remarkably, secondary facial characteristics not previously seen (eyebrow, pupil, nostrils, lips) now also appear, each with the correct relative size, shape, location, and orientation. Felice Vinci, ENEL, Rome: Homer in the Baltic "Homer in the Baltic": why? Since ancient times the Homeric geography was considered discrepant with the Mediterranean Greek world (for instance, the position of Ithaca, the Peloponnese plain, etc.). The key for penetrating this world is furnished by Plutarch, who in one of his works, the "De facie quae in orbe Lunae apparet", makes a surprising statement: Calypso's island Ogygia is located in the North Atlantic, "five days of navigation from Britain". Starting with this ...
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... perfected their sword, a short, straight, double-edged steel weapon with an obtuse-angled point. Their drill, their fighting formations, and their tactics were based upon the sword in the hand of the legionnaire. The male-chauvinist Greeks and Romans made Mars out to be a handsome athletic lover. He both vanquished and loved Aphrodite-Venus. The sword is a phallic symbol by an easy stretch of the imagination: a "dashing young blade" and "a swordsman" are used in vernacular epithets today of the sexually eager pursuers of women. Homer, pro-Athena, grants her the victory over Ares in his epics, but around the world, Mars is victor more than vanquished because planet Athena never threatened Earth again after the age of Mars. Ares was called "Alloprosallos" because he fought indiscriminately, without principle, "on one side or the other." We have pointed to Odysseus in his wanderings as the representative of Athena in her planetary behavior over the centuries. It would be well to investigate Hercules as the representative of Ares, performing an analogous set of ...
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... role, and the plot might have had to be completely redesigned if the role were absent. Besides, the evidence of the ancient accounts and of the calendrists and geologists lend confidence in the designation of Poseidon and Earth. Michael G. Reade, in a brilliant study of perplexing perturbations registered in the famous "Ramesside Star Tables" of Egypt, has fixed the critical year to which they refer as around -700, about the time of our Love Affair. It would be the time of the Trojan War, too, when Homer says, as Lattimore translates the line (p. 405), Poseidon "shuddered all illimitable Earth, the sheer heads of mountains." We quote Reade's conclusions. "... the axis of the earth was forced out of its hitherto normal alignment with the stars at a season shortly after the summer solstice... the displacing force was a sustained one rather than a shock... it was associated with an acceleration in the spin rate of the earth... the effects of the disturbance were ...
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205. Velikovsky's Martian Catastrophes [Aeon Journal $]
... which supposedly gnawed the bowstrings of Sennacherib's army? Actually, the connection of Apollo Smintheus with the retreat of Sennacherib's army predates Theodorakis. As early as 1921, A.D. Godley, who translated Herodotus for the Loeb Classical Library, inserted the following as a footnote to the pertinent account: This is [Herodotus'version of the Jewish story of the pestilence which destroyed the Assyrian army before Jerusalem. Mice are a Greek symbol of pestilence; it is Apollo Smintheus (the mouse god) who sends and then stays the plague in Homer ['s Iliad II:1. (59) Of course, as we have already seen, the "Jewish story" does not ascribe the destruction of Sennacherib's army to a pestilence. Depending on which version one favors, the destruction was proclaimed to have been caused by the angel of the Lord, a "blast" from heaven, or both. The angel can be discounted in as much as angels, or the Lord, or both are made to be responsible for every destruction recounted in the Old Testament. Of ...
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206. Clashing Magnetic Fields [Aeon Journal $]
... " (Friday, the 13th in this case). It was the 54th year since the flyby of October 756 B.C.E. Both Jupiter and Uranus were in the dreaded Capricorn. Moreover, Saturn was in the dreaded Cancer (the reverse positions of Elijah's Barbecue and the Long Day of Joshua.) Fire is recorded as falling from heaven, in one blast, destroying 185,000 Assyrian soldiers, perhaps 75% to 80% of the army corps. Shock waves and concussion killed most; evaporation killed some also. (Homer, in his Iliad, described Agamemnon's and Achilles' troops having suffered a similar inconvenience at Troy in March of 809 B.C.E.) During this Final Flyby, this thesis proposes that the Earth's geomagnetic field was being again recharged, and for the last time (to the present). The last paleomagnetic polarity reversal was also in process. This last reversal was not 690,000 years ago as the uniformitarians have supposed and alleged. Rather, it was about 982,000 days ago, or if one prefers larger numbers ...
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207. Freud and Velikovsky Part I [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... put "death," the consequence of life, on a pedestal next to Eros in his interior temple, and then only after recalling how the Greek philosopher Empedocles had combined them. 31 The influence of Greek philosophy on Freud reflected the secret spread of the cult of pederasty across Europe ever since Johann Winckelmann and later John Addington Symonds made their alleged revelation that Hellenic culture had been bottomed on homosexuality. Freud's collegiate study of the culture, especially in Aristophanes' comedies, led him to contend that ancient Greece despised homosexuality, compelling Homer to hide it, and Plato to invent fanciful justifications for his vice. 32 Yet the Platonic lust burned inside Freud in his earliest youth, when he wrestled with his nephew John among the flowers of Freiberg in Moravia, and he wondered how his parents had dared to violate his sex by circumcision, all for the sake of a cult they so easily neglected in favor of its enemy's Christmas and Easter. At all events, young Sigismund developed an invincible shame before the allurements of homosexuality. This aversion induced him to displace ...
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... gradualism and terrestrial isolationism. 14. Ostracism and reductionism: cranks, denial, and anomalies. 15. Recent scientific literature (1970 to 1982) on extraterrestrial influences upon meteorology and geology. VII. THE CRUX OF CHRONOLOGY: 10 4, 10 6, 2 X 10 7, 10 9 or 5 x 10 9 YEARS? MODES AND TECHNIQUES OF TIME-DETERMINATION. 16. Authoritative 17. Astrophysical 18. Biostratigraphical 19. Radiochronometric VIII. CATASTROPHISM IN LITERATURE AND POLITICS 20. The Pentateuch, the Rig-Veda and early western epics (Homer, the Edda) 21. Shakespeare 22. Modern Forms A. Science fiction B. The mass media 23. The Holocausts: the tendency of ancient collective traumatic experiences to repeat themselves in politics and war. IX. THE HUMAN MIND TODAY: CONFRONTING AND COPING WITH CATASTROPHIC IDEAS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY 24. The reception system of science A. Problems of natural science models clashing with unconforming natural history B. Evolution of Quantavolution: issues in the biological sciences 25. Developing forms of thought A. Catastrophism in contemporary religion ...
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... a very rare coincidence, indeed, if Swift invented these satellites, guessing correctly not only their existence, but also their number (two), and especially their very short revolutions. This passage in Swift aroused the literary critics' wonder. "It is an even chance that Swift invented the two satellites of Mars and thus by a rare accident came close to the truth. But it may have been that Swift had read about the trabants in some text not known to us or to his contemporaries. The fact is that Homer knew about the 'two steeds of Mars' that drew his chariot; Virgil also wrote about them.... "Whether or not Swift borrowed his knowledge of the existence of two trabants of Mars from some ancient astrological work, the ancient poets knew of the existence of the satellites of Mars." (12) Despite Velikovsky's "even chance", which is sandwiched between "a very rare coincidence" and "a rare accident", it comes across to the reader that he personally favored the mysterious and imaginatively ...
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210. The Female Star [Aeon Journal $]
... are to account for the correspondences? The love affair of Venus and Mars (Aphrodite and Ares.) The simplest explanation, as well as the most logical, is to trace the respective traditions to objective events involving Venus and Mars. The fact that the love affair of Venus and Mars was also celebrated by Old World cultures would appear to support this view. The Greek writer Lucian, with reference to the torrid love affair of Aphrodite and Ares, had this to say several thousand years back: "All that he [Homer hath said of Venus and of Mars his passion, is also manifestly composed from no other source than this science [astrology. Indeed, it is the conjuncture of Venus and Mars that creates the poetry of Homer." [51 As Aphrodite Urania, the Greek goddess is an acknowledged parallel to the Sumerian Inanna, being explicitly identified with the planet Venus by the ancient Greeks themselves. [52 Her intimate connection with Ares (Mars) is abundantly attested in early Greek cult. [53 Recalling Eliade's finding that Creation myths ...
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