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61. LOOKING LIKE A GOD [Quantavolution Website]
... glauke. (Athene is glaukopis, bright-eyed). Moria, usually plural moriai, sc. elaiai, is the sacred olive in the Academy Aristophanes (Clouds, 1005); hence all olives growing in 'sekoi', or temple precincts, as opposed to 'idiai', privately owned. Zeus Morios is the guardian of the sacred olives, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 705. Elaios is the wild olive, kotinos, Latin oleaster, used in making crowns for the Olympic games. Elaion is olive oil. EXAMPLES, FROM HOMER, OF THE USE OF OLIVE OIL Iliad XIV: 170: Olive oil is 'tethyomenon', sweetly smelling. Hera cleanses herself with ambrosia, then anoints herself with olive oil, whose fragrance, when stirred in Zeus's palace, reaches heaven and earth. She combs her hair and plaits her shining locks. 'Tethyomenon' is also applied to 'alsos', a grove. Iliad XXIII: 186: Achilles threatens to give the body of Hector to the dogs. Aphrodite wards off the dogs day and night, and anoints the ...
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62. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 03: KATREUS [Quantavolution Website]
... can also mean 'bull', and is therefore linked with the electrical god in the sky looking like a bull with its horns, and with Greek, Roman and Hebrew procedure at a shrine, where the priest went in fear of the deity, risked electrocution, and wore special clothing. The Hebrew yirah Yahweh means fear of Yahweh. The Greek hiereus has a similar sound, and means 'priest'. I suggest that the original meaning of hiereus was 'the fearing one'. There was a frieze of hoopoes at Knosos. Homer refers to the 'divine Pelasgians'. 'Divine' frequently has electrical significance. The Pelasgians should probably be traced back to an area, or areas, outside mainland Greece. Pel is Lydian for 'cave', Greek spelaion. In Greek, initial 'S' sometimes disappears, as does initial 'T'. 'Cave' in Hebrew is me'ara. We may here have the word ar, Etruscan for the electrical divine fire. 'Me' suggests an Egyptian word meaning 'fill'. The Latin sagus means wise, with knowledge of the ...
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63. Khima And Kesil [Kronos $]
... I avow me to be, that thou matchest thy strength with mine."(6) These words explain also why Mars was called "fool": it clashed repeatedly with the planet-comet Venus, much more massive and stronger than itself. To the peoples of the world this prolonged combat must have appeared as a very valiant action of Mars, not resting, but coming up again and again to attack the stupendous Venus, or it must have appeared as a foolish action of going again and again against the stronger planet. Homer described the celestial battles as actions of foolishness on the part of Mars. Thus Kesil, or "fool," among the planets named in the Old Testament is most probably Mars. "If not for the heat of Kesil the world would not fare well, because it counterbalances the cooling effect of Khima" This sentence is found, too, in the Tractate Brakhot of the Babylonian Talmud.(7) In Pliny we find a sentence which reads: "The star Mars has a fiery glow; owing to its ...
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64. I. Velikovsky: "The Dark Age of Greece" [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... the Iliad in the second half of the eighth century and the beginning of the seventh.... The time in which the drama of the Iliad was set was -687; yet the poet condensed the events of more than one year into the tenth year of the Trojan siege, the time of the Iliad ? s action.? Velikovsky came to this date because he identified the description of the battle between the gods in the Iliad with a cosmic catastrophe. His date for the conquest of Troy is unusually late. As Homer had to live after the events he describes, the space of the time between Homer and the classical Greek literature seems to me personally to be too short. But the main question is about the interrelation between Velikovsky ? s chronological system and the single historical facts. Or in other words: does this system solve the concrete difficulties in our approach to ancient history? The present book tries to solve such a serious problem, namely, does the so-called dark age of Greece really exist? Is the supposed span between Mycenae and ...
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65. Editor's Notes [SIS C&C Review $]
... (325+ posts, 1997-); Thoth electronic newsletter (40i, 1997-); Kronia electronic mailing list (17300 posts, 1996-); Web sites: Aeon; Science Frontiers Newsletters (100i, 2000 reports); Society for Interdisciplinary Studies; TedHolden's. Books: Bulfinch's Mythology: the Age of Fable Or Stories of Gods and Heroes; The Antiquities of the Jews by Flavius Josephus; The Papyrus of Ani (The Egyptian Book of the Dead) translated by E.A. Wallis Budge; The Iliad by Homer translated by Samuel Butler; The Odyssey by Homer; The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-gita, The Popol Vul, The Bible, Works from Greek authors such as Plato, Hippocrates, etc. Availability (From Dec 1998): Catastrophism Archive Project: Man, Myth and Mayhem in Ancient History and the Sciences. On CD-Rom disc for PCs and Macs. 1st Ed. ISBN 1-873091-05-2. Cost: Institutions: £199 ($ 325); Individuals: £149 ($ 245); SIS Members: £99 ($ ...
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66. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 10: CHRONOLOGY [Quantavolution Website]
... on certain motifs in art and architecture. A study of the evidence from art and monuments has pointed to the electrical basis of ancient Mediterranean religion, myth and magic. Another subject emerges, one closely involved with art, namely chronology. Up to the final years of the nineteenth century [A. was taken for granted that the discoveries of Schliemann at Troy and Mycenae, which had caused such surprise, provided confirmation of the general picture of the Trojan affair and the Argive tyrants that emerges from a study of Homer and Thucydides. Only since the dating of Crete and Mycenae from Egypt has there been introduced such a long dark age between the end of Minoan and Mycenean civilisation and the start of Greek, as opposed to Mycenean, civilisation. The interpretation of the data on which the astronomical dating from Egypt was based is increasingly under attack, and there are grave doubts about the value of radio-carbon dating in the period concerned. The general archaeological evidence does not support the conventional chronology. One feature of the chaos resulting from the extension of ...
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67. Ivory Carvings [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... recorded above (? The Scandal of Encomi ? ), other authorities, such as Arthur Evans, implicitly trusting in the dates furnished by Egyptologists for New Kingdom pharaohs, some of whose exports were also at Enkomi, blasted Murray and the British Museum as well. They pushed back his dates by five hundred years, (16) in the process creating two similar, but chronologically disjointed groups of ivory carvings. The ensuing problem not only disturbs modern archaeologists and art historians but, once again, the philologists as well, since Homer ? s mention of furniture inlaid with carved ivory plaques strikes some classicists as a thirteenth-century memory preserved by epic poetry, while others view it as a reference to the material again becoming common in the poet ? s own day, five hundred years later. (17) The result of Egyptian chronology ? s triumph today are two epochs of ivory carving, showing similarities five hundred years apart, with a three-hundred-year break in the evidence, no way to bridge or even explain the gap, and a great many authorities who confess ...
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68. Good Medicine [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1989 No 2 (Feb 1990) Home¦ Issue Contents Good Medicine by David Salkeld In Worlds in Collision, Velikovsky indicates that clouds which brought the 'Shadow of Death' upon the world were unusually fragrant [1. In the subsequent section he equates what Hesiod and Homer call 'ambrosia' with the manna of the Israelites, and says that these substances were used as ointments. His authority for ambrosia is the Iliad xiv 170ff; Rieu's translation says that Here (Hera) began her preparations to seduce Zeus by 'removing every stain from her body with ambrosia, and anointing herself with the delicious and imperishable olive-oil she uses. It was perfumed....' Thus Homer seems to make ambrosia a skin-purifying agent, whereas fragrance is associated with the magical olive oil. But Jewish legend directly associates curative properties with a sweet-smelling substance. 'At the same time [as the Shekinah dwelt among the people of Israel, God caused the earth to exhale and send aloft a healing fragrance, which cured them of all their diseases ...
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69. Linear B Deciphered [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Mycenaean Age ended in the eighth century and was followed by the Ionic times, with no centuries intervening, the break in culture being but the consequence of natural upheavals of the eighth century and of the subsequent migrations of peoples. Consequently the Ionic culture must show great affinity with the Mycenaean heritage; and therefore I have claimed that the Linear B script would prove to be Greek; but this was not a view that had many supporters. In 1950 the eminent authority on Homeric Greece, Helen L. Lorimer, in her treatise Homer and the Monuments wrote of this script and of the efforts to read it: ? The result is wholly unfavorable to any hope entertained that the language of the inscriptions might be Greek.? Nevertheless, on the occasion of addressing the Forum of the Graduate College of Princeton University on October 4, 1953, I formulated my expectations: I expect new evidence from the Minoan Scripts and the so-called Hittite pictographs. Texts in the Minoan (Linear B) script were found years ago on Crete and in Mycenae and in several other ...
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70. Khima [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... avow me to be, that thou matchest thy strength with mine.? (10) These words explain also why Mars was called fool: it clashed repeatedly with the planet-comet Venus, much more massive and stronger than itself. To the peoples of the world this prolonged combat must have appeared either as a very valiant action on the part of Mars, not resting but coming up again and again to attack the stupendous Venus, or it must have appeared as a foolish action of going again and again against the stronger planet. Homer described the celestial battles as actions of foolishness on the part of Mars. Thus Kesil, or ? fool,? among the planets named in the Old Testament, is most probably Mars. In Pliny we find a sentence which reads: ? The star Mars has a fiery glow... owing to its excessive heat and Saturn ? s frost, Jupiter being situated between them combines the influence of each and renders it healthy.? (11) The heating effect ascribed in the Talmud to Kesil is ascribed by Pliny ...
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