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291. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... was also black- very black. He was also a giant and a giant in mythology is generally a cypher for a god. We therefore have a black god and a black goddess worshipped in ancient Greece, which is interesting. However Bernal chooses to identify Memnon with a black hero, the Egyptian conqueror Sesostris, as recorded by that illustrious historian and tourist, Herodotus. Bernal seems to trust Herodotus in the same fashion as extreme revisionists such as Lasken, Sweeney, Heinsohn, Illig etc. Strange. Memnon pops up in Homer, summoned by King Priam of Troy; clearly he was just another of the gods, called on by Trojans and Greeks alike. Presumably this accounts for the actual name of Aga-memnon= 'great Memnon' (according to Bernal), a name form similar to Ashur-dan and Ashur-rabi= 'great Ashur'. At this point it is worth noting that in the Song of Songs, the goddess or consort of Solomon (the god) says, 'black am I and Beautiful'. [See M.Pope: Song of Songs, Doubleday ...
292. Sidelights on Velikovsky's 'Ages in Chaos' [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... , the Canaanite name for a seafaring folk whom Velikovsky identifies with the Ionians. If the Ionians were fundamentally "Phoenician," and therefore a Hebrew-speaking people, we may understand how their name could have been punned upon, calling themselves, instead of the sons of Yam (= the Sea), the sons of Ya'in (= Wine)-- whose root is the same as the source of the Greek oin-, which appears to be the base of the name "Ionian" (in Hebrew Yauan ).I believe that Homer was flaunting his familiarity with both Greek and Canaanite when he conceived one of his most famous epithets, epi oinopa ponton, "over the wine-colored sea." Observe the play on words in ponton, alluding to the most famous of seafarers, the Punt people. Over thirty years ago I indicated 35 how Western science had its genesis in Ionian philosophy founded directly on Semitic-- i.e. Canaanite-- god-lore. The fact that Thales sprang from Phoenician genes has received far too little attention from scientists and their historians, ...
293. THE ELECTRIC ORACLES [Quantavolution Website]
... which resembles the wand in which Prometheus brought divine fire down from heaven, went barefoot as she waved it in the air, then struck the ground [6. Good electrical effects could be obtained on high ground, e. g. Parnassus, Cithaeron, Mount Sinai, etc.. Cithaeron, as well as being the scene of The Bacchae, had below it the town of Erythrae. There is another Erythrae in Asia Minor. Clefts in rock if possible combined with water, as at Delphi, would be helpful. Homer speaks of "rocky Pytho." Such places, together with oak groves, as at Dodona, were likely to be enelysioi, containing Zeus Kataibates, Zeus the sky god who descends in a thunderbolt. One may compare the mysterious flame that burned in Thebes on the tomb of Semele, mother of Dionysus, killed by a thunderbolt from Zeus, and also the fire round the head which did not burn [7. The tripod and cauldron are clearly important. The tripod as a throne for Apollo was probably introduced between ...
294. DIONYSUS [Quantavolution Website]
... The beginning and the end on a circle are common;" and "The way up and the way down are one and the same." It seems possible that Heraclitus is comparing celestial fire with electrical 'fire' as experienced at shrines and in caverns in the earth. Plutarch writes that a visitor to some islands near Britain had been greeted by a great tumult in the air and many signs from heaven. There were violent winds, and presters fell. Passages relating to: Dionysus, The Bacchae, fire, crowns. Homer, Iliad IV: 533: "Threikes akrokomoi" Thracians with hair on the crown. This may mean shaved, except for a crest, or it may mean drawn up in a top-knot. Iliad VII: 321: Agamemnon sacrifices a five year old ox to Zeus, and gives Ajax the best part, the chine. Why is chine best? Presumably because of mane and bristles which may have electrical significance. Vergil, Aeneid III: 125: The Trojans leave Delos and sail past "bacchatam Naxum", the ...
295. The Cyclic Nature of Ancient Catastrophes [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... The Angel-of-the-Lord motif, comparable in certain ways to the cosmic motifs of the Greek Ares, the Phoenician Baal, and the Roman Mars (to say nothing of the Maya Quetzalcoatl or the Chinese celestial dragon). The vertical orientation of the Angel of the Lord from Jerusalem, already above a range of hills. I have no doubt this was a cosmic holocaust, and right on schedule; both of these questions have long been resolved. I do wonder whether this particular incident of the October case is the same one viewed by Homer while he reported Greeks landing on the Mediterranean shore, preparing to assault Troy. Research indicates that years of expected cosmic upheavals and their associated earthquakes and interplanetary lightning bolts were viewed as opportune occasions for armies intent on sacking walled cities. Quakes might breech-- even collapse-- sections of defenses; cosmic fear might destroy the defenders' volition. Warfare was a common occurrence during catastrophic years, as the generals Sennacherib (701 B.C.) and Joshua (1404 B.C.) may illustrate. It may be instructive to ...
296. The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah [Kronos $]
... , its viscosity-- and hence friction-- decreased with increasing shear and b) the equatorial bulge were accommodated in the shear zone. Rigorous quantitative modelling of geographical inversions is a largely undeveloped area which has yet to include electromagnetic effects. Velikovsky's statement above and the preceding comments only apply if the apparent motion of other celestial bodies also changed.-- CLE THE TRANSMUTATION OF OXYGEN INTO SULPHUR It has been observed since ancient times that lightning is attended by an odor of sulphur. In the twelfth book of the Odyssey, Homer says: "Zeus thundered and hurled his bolt upon the ship, and she quivered from stem to stern, smitten by the bolt of Zeus, and was filled with sulphurous smoke."(1) Again, in the Iliad: "When beneath the blast of father Zeus an oak falleth uprooted, and a dread reek of brimstone ariseth therefrom-- then verily courage no longer possesseth him that looketh thereon..."(2) And: "[ Zeus thundered horribly and let loose the shimmering lightning and ...
297. CHAOS AND CREATION: Bibliography [Quantavolution Website]
... . Walter Hirschberg (1928-29), "Die Plejaden in Afrika und ihre Beziehungen zum Bodenban," 60-1 Zeitscrift für Ethnologie. Hitching, Francis (1977), Earth Magic, Morrow, New York. Hoch, Roy (1969), God in Greek Philosophy, Princeton U. Press, Princeton. N. J. Hörbiger, Hans (1925), Glazial-Kosmogonie, R. Voigtlander, Leipzig. Holbrook, John 91973), "The Revised Chronology," 3 Pensée No. 2 (Spring-Summer), centerfold. Homer, Richmond Lattimore trans. (1951), The Iliad, U. of Chicago Press, Chicago; (1961) Phoenix ed.; (1967) 19th impression.---- A. T. Murray (1919), trans., The Odyssey, 2 vol. Putnam's Sons, New York.---- E. V. Rieu (1955), trans. The Odyssey, Penguin Books, Baltimore. Honeyman, James R. (1976), "Sinking Continents," 13 ...
298. Jupiter -- God of Abraham (Part II) [Kronos $]
... 1977), p. 9. 136. Genesis 15:17. 137. N. M. Sarna, op. cit., pp. 125-126. 138. Jeremiah 34:18-19. 139. S. Burder in W. Whiston's translation of The Works of Flavius Josephus (N.Y. revised edition), p. 26. 140. W. R. Smith, Religion of the Semites (London, 1894), new edition, p. 480. 141. Euripedes, Helena, 1235. 142. Homer, Iliad, ii, 124; idem, Odyssey, xxiv, 483; Herodotus, Historiae, vii, 132. 143. Dictys Cretensis, Bellum Trojanum, i, 15. 144. Plutarch, Quaestiones Romanae, III. 145. Titus Livius, History of Rome, xl, 6; Quintus Curtius, De Gestis Alexandri Magni, x, 9, 28. 146. Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, iii, 13, 7. 147. J. G. Frazer, Folk-Lore in the Old Testament, Vol. ...
299. Lucid Dreaming and Visualization Techniques in The Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides [Aeon Journal $]
... [9 Ibid., L (Behr 49). [10 Ibid., II (Behr 19). [11 Ibid., (Behr 40-41). [12 D. B. Cohen& R. F. Price, "Lucid Dream Induction: An Empirical Evaluation," in J. Backenbach& S. Laberge (eds.), Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain (N. Y., 1988), p. ix. [13 Aelius Aristides, II (Behr 75). [14 Homer, Iliad II:25; see also, E. R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational (Berkeley, 1951), p. 122, ff #20. [15 Matthew 1:20. [16 Acts 18:19. [17 Apuleius, Metamorphoses 13. [18 Ibid., IV:27. [19 Ibid., IV:18. [20 Hippocrates, Sacred Disease IV:30. [21 Lucian, How to Write History, 1. [22 Aelius Aristides, ...
300. Velikovsky and Venus: A Preliminary Report on the Pioneer Probes [Kronos $]
... Journal, 179 (1973); Icarus, 18 (1973). "On January 28, 1945, I registered a lecture copyright titled 'Transmutation of Oxygen into Sulfur.' This was over six months before the fission (atom) bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and years before a fusion (thermonuclear) process was worked out. In my understanding, the phenomenon of brimstone (sulfur) falling from the sky (or filling the air) in the course of great discharges, as narrated in ancient sources (Old Testament and Homer among them), resulted from smashing two oxygen atoms into one atom of sulfur. I assumed that, on Jupiter and on Venus, sulfur must be present; on Jupiter because it acquired much of the water of Saturn after Saturn exploded, and in great thunderbolts [see Science News, Vol. 115, 3/17/79, p.172; Ibid., 5/5/79, p. 294; Ibid., 5/12/79, p. 312; New Scientist, 4/5 ...
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