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... He demonstrated that only by cleavage could Venus- and other inner planets- [have been born and the solar system organized; McCrea, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, documented that no planet could have been organized inside of the Jovian orbit from the original nebular material. So much for the eruption of Venus from Jupiter. In a memorandum submitted by me in September, 1963, to the Space Board of the National Academy of Sciences, through its Chairman, Professor H. H. Hess (a copy to Dr. Homer Newell of NASA), I suggested that "precise calculations should be made to the effect of the magnetic field permeating the solar system on the motion of the planet [Jupiter which is surrounded by a magnetosphere [emitting radiation of an intensity presumably 10" times that of the terrestrial magnetosphere. This is basic to the impending re-evaluation of electromagnetic effects in celestial mechanics." Jupiter Noises In April 1964, Dr. A. G. Smith announced that the decametric radio signals coming from Jupiter, from certain delineated areas, were ...
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272. The Palace [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... By the revised scheme those Protogeometric and Geometric sherds, like the Middle Helladic and early Mycenaean ones found in the same area (Wace, (1949), pp. 84, 87) antedate not only the temple, but also the destruction of the palace itself. The earliest pottery ? which ,Wace actually found above the LH III B destruction belongs to the seventh century (Wace, ? The Palace,? BSA, 25 (1921-3), pp. 224, 226). Hesiod, Erga, lines 159f; Homer, passim (esp. Il. XII:23, 312; XVI:604; Od. XI:304, 602-603); Cf. Vermeule, (1972), p. 307. Vermeule, ibid., p. 233; Tomlinson, (1976), p. 13. Mylonas (1972, p. 40) is correct to point out that the king was not in total control over the religious life of the city, nor was the palace the sole center of worship; but the separation ...
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... about the poisonous consequences of Earth's contact with that very tail, and about its effects on the planet Mars, which might poetically be said to have neglected its duty in being forced to follow a new or errant course, the parallels are suggestive, as if the appearance of what seemed to be a giant serpent in the sky marked the apparent end of celestial stability. This also accords well with Cleopatra's role as Eve to Antony's as Adam, which Davidson also establishes. She is also Circe, as described in Chapman's translation of Homer, holding out a cup full of sensual pleasure which transforms men into beasts-- or stable planets into unstable bodies-- and we are told her poison is associated with sweetness. Not surprisingly, Chapman's translation describes Circe disguising her "harmefull venoms" with honey as well as with other nourishing food and drink.36 We might think of the connection Velikovsky makes between the poisonous atmosphere of Comet Venus' tail and the sweet honey-like manna produced by its hydrocarbons. From Circe, it is but a short step to Venus, both ...
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... 1 The first objection concerns the use of the quotation from Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain. It has been pointed out to the author that, according to Mary Stewart, "Geoffrey's name is, to serious historians, mud."*(28) [* The reader may be interested to know that it was this journal's Editor-in-Chid who was responsible for the original objection.-- The Ed.I did not need Mary Stewart, of all people, to tell me that. No one takes Homer seriously as an historian either, but Velikovsky has shown that the most incredible parts of the Iliad are potentially verifiable where its more mundane data is not.(29) It has long been known that Geoffrey of Monmouth drew his material from confused traditions. In my article, I used that material very much in the manner that Velikovsky used Jonathan Swift's. (30) Re Swift's remarkable passage concerning the correct number, size and motions of the Martian satellites, (31) described 151 years before their discovery by Asaph Hall ...
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... imagination of the Elizabethan poet; on another it is just possible to think of such stimulus as activating unconscious memory of the events transmitted biologically."-- See Pensee (Winter 1974-75), P. 47 (emphasis added). 11. It is especially significant in this instance to note a statement by J. L. Henderson in C.G. Jung, Man and his Symbols (Garden City, 1964), P. 107-- "In wartime.... one finds increased interest in the works of Homer, Shakespeare, or Tolstoi, and we read with a new understanding those passages that give war its enduring (or 'archetypal') meaning. They evoke a response from us that is much more profound than it could be from someone who has never known the intense emotional experience of war.. .the great writers are able to transcend the difference of time and place and express themes that are universal. We respond because these themes are fundamentally symbolic." (emphasis added) 12. M. Paz, "Demonology, ...
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276. Cultural Amnesia [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... dichotomy is illustrated on the one hand by the way the escapees from Egypt interpreted the noises caused by the folding and twisting of strata, noises of the screeching Earth described also by Hesiod the Israelites heard in them a voice giving ethical commands. Elsewhere on the tortured Earth, other races responded differently: compare Olympus to Sinai. The Homeric scandals on Olympus occurred at the time of the cataclysms; this was the other reaction. Another example comes from Heraclitus 10, who compared the different descriptions of the Pantheon by Plato and by Homer. We see then, past and present, both reactions to calamity. Planet Gods The inability to accept the catastrophic past is the source of man ? s aggression. Astronomy preoccupied all ancient peoples in Mexico, in Babylonia, and elsewhere. It was the dominant occupation of the sages. The ancients watched the planetary bodies because they were afraid that another disaster would occur. Astrology has its beginning in the deeds of the planets. Many of the liturgies since antiquity are echoing in catastrophic events. Around the world peoples of ...
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277. The Origin and Decay of the Earth's Geomagnetic Field [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... a brilliance of about 60,000 Rayleighs. Our theory predicts that a second flux tube or aurora of flowing current will be discovered by Voyager in 1989, between Neptune and Triton. That flux tube will have a brightness of about 40,000 Rayleighs. The Mars-Earth Case In ancient times, our theory maintains that a flux tube developed an aurora of current between Mars and Earth when Mars approached within 125,000 miles. It became brighter and blotchier, spitting sparks, as it were-- cosmic "fireworks." Homer described it in the Iliad as "the silver bowstring of Apollo Shootafar." (Apollo, like Baal, was Mars, and in fact "Apollo" is a Hellenized form of the word "Baal.") The prophet Gad and King David described this ancient flux tube during the 972 B.C. late-October flyby. They referred to it as "the Sword of the Lord." It was held by the passover angel and visible only above Jerusalem, not to the north, east, south, or west. ...
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... , uniform and erratic. Von Dechend learned this lesson after spending a year among 10,000 pages of Polynesian myths [41. The bloodiest and most terrible stories deal with planetary gods when the planets are misbehaving, acting even more erratically than usual. Myth and legend are almost always anchored in earlier world ages, if not in the dawn of mankind [42. The contents are elaborated, obscured, even deliberately edited, but their forms and force come from the aboriginal events that they sought to report. The Odyssey of Homer, for example, is sung as a story of heroic travels after the Trojan Wars on an East-West Mediterranean axis. I would place its immediate events at around 695 to 675 B. C., its framework in the two centuries preceding. A second underlying framework, however, may go back to earlier north-south travels from Scandinavia to Nigeria, when the morphology of the area was much different, that is, across low "Alps" and along a "Saharan Sea." [43 The Arcadians, most ancient among ...
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279. The Scars of Mars Part II [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... smaller asteroidal collisions. Deimos, the outer one, is the smaller of the two. Its dimensions in miles are about 6 x 7 x 10. Phobos, the inner one, is about 12 x 14 x 17. Not only Mars has captured two asteroid-like satellites. Jupiter has directly captured another eight. [12 And in addition, Jupiter's immense gravity has so influenced the asteroids as to have gathered two clusters of them into parallel orbits. These are named the "Trojan" asteroids after mythology relating to Mars coming from Homer and the Trojan War, around 864 B.C. The Trojans are about a dozen asteroids which have assumed two strange orbits in our solar system. One group is at 2/3 and the other is at 3/4 of the orbital period of Jupiter. For each group the positions of the Trojans in their orbits always make an equilateral triangle with the Sun and Jupiter being the other two points of the triangle. How could little Mars capture two tiny asteroids when Jupiter, with its~ massive gravity, has managed to ...
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280. The Grave Circles [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... ), pp. 189-195. For the opinion of Prendi and other excavators of those tombs, see Hammond, (1971), pp. 231, 240-241 and his references to the publications in Albanian. Snodgrass, (1971), p. 259. Ibid., p. 257. Ibid., pp. 173, 259. Ibid., pp. 173, 257-261. Vermeule, (1975), pp. 13-14 n. 22, 26 n. 35, 49; J. V. Luce, Homer and the Herioc Age (London, 1975), pp. 31-32. Of course, if the Eighteenth Dynasty were moved down by over 500 years, and along with it the contemporary Mycenaean Grave Circles, that problem vanishes. There were later Mycenaean tombstones (E. Vermeule, Greece in the Bronze Age [Chicago, 1972, pp. 302, 304, fig. 47) and some scholars (e.g., G. Richter, The Archaic Gravestones of Attica [London, 1961, pp. 1-2 and M ...
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