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91. Ossified Dragon Theories [Thunderbolts Website]
... This approach, no matter how rudimentary, immediately reveals a number of archetypal traits that grow in clarity and intensity as you go further back in time, drawing closer to an extraordinary pan-human experience that may have provoked dragon mythology: Within each culture, the dragon, whether celebrated or feared, tends to be one of a kind. Although it may have relatives or offspring, or be accompanied by a like-minded brood, the myth centers on a particular monster with a unique name, such as the Greek Typhon or Python, the Indian Vritra, or the Babylonian Tiamat. If serpents and dinosaurs informed the image, it is hard to see how the collective features of a thousand specimens could have fused into a single, personified character. Indeed, the detailed agreements between the descriptions of the dragon in multifarious cultures strongly suggest that a single prototype or certainly no more than a handful spawned the many traditions. Theories suggesting parallel, incidental mythologizations of snakes and palaeontological finds fail to account for the unity of the dragon archetype. In mythology, the dragon's ...
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92. The Dragon and the Pearl [Thunderbolts Website]
... thunder. An ancient Chinese charm declares that "a spiral denotes the rolling of thunder from which issues a flash of lightning." Could this apply to the spiral imagery attached to the dragon ball? The comparative symbolist, G Elliot Smith, believed so: The dragon's red ball with engraved spiral, "which was believed to have fallen from the sky, was homologized with the thunderbolt”. A Korean piece of art in Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, depicts the red pearl between the two dragons in the traditional shape of the Indian vajra or lightning image. The lightning theory would interpret the pearl as a Chinese variation on the universal motif of the thunderstone. The common belief held that thunderstones fall from the sky during thunderstorms or battles of the gods. Thus huoh chuh, the Chinese designation of the pearl, also means 'meteorite'. A widespread superstition warns that when the blue dragon and the yellow dragon battle in heaven, fire balls and pearls fall to the ground. Some gemstones, known as "dragon's eggs", were believed to cause thunderstorms ...
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... " by the southwest movement of the Americas. The eastwards rupture divided into another double fork, of which one prong moved between Australasia and Antarctica, pushing Australia eastward, and the other between India and Africa, pushing India northwards. Land bridges remained between Australia and India, but New Zealand became an island surrounded by oceanic deeps. All of the Asian mass was rapidly moving east toward the vast hollows that had been created in the crust. The move of Australia was paralleled by this move of the northern lands. The western Indian Ocean basin was bulldozed by the Indian subcontinent as it moved north, leaving behind its giant tracks on the ocean floor. The westward rupture also split into two. One fork joined the southern cleavage proceeding from below Australia. The other moved north above the east flank of the great pit left by the Moon. As soon as it rejoined the north polar cleavage, completing its globe-girdling tour, it was partially overrun by the North American continent which was being pushed southwestward by the expanding Atlantic cleavage and pulled by the gravity incline ...
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94. SOLARIA BINARIA: TABLE OF CONTENTS [Quantavolution Website]
... around the Sun s Antapex 4. Nearby Stars in the Solar Wake 5. The Solar Antapex CHAPTER FOUR 6. Electron Flow from Surrounding Space into a Star-cavity 7. The Birth of Solaria Binaria 8. Material Flow Coupling the Sun, Super Uranus and the Electrified Plenum 9. Flow of Material Between the Sun and Super Uranus under the Influence of a Self-generated Magnetic Field. 10. Magnetic Toroidal Field Produced by Solar Wind Current Sheet 11. Magnetic Field Surrounding Several Flowing Ions CHAPTER SIX 12. The Planet Saturn in Ancient Indian Art CHAPTER SEVEN 13. Magnetic Field Associated with an Electrical Flow 14. Decreasing Magnetic Field Strengths Surrounding Central Current at Increasing Distances 15. Motion of Drifting Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field 16. Braking Radiation Emitted by a Spiraling Electron 17. Primitive Planets in Orbit about the Electric Arc CHAPTER EIGHT 18. The Earth in the Magnetic Tube 19. The Earth Magnet 20. Magnetic Transactions within the Earth CHAPTER TEN 21. Transaction between Solaria Binaria and the Cosmos: Dense Plenum Phase 22. Solaria Binaria as the Plenum Thins ...
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... misspelling by illiterates, which however goes well with the idea that the origin was among "illiterate Irishmen," rather than with the slightly later attribution to General Jackson who was not as uneducated as his detractors made him out to be- unless, which is possible, Jackson, descended of Scots-Irish, did also pick up the O. K. from the folklore of the ancient OC. Significantly, another explanation is that 'O. K.' comes from the Oklahoma (note: oc) Choctaw (note: oc) Indian word "oke" (" it is") in an attribution of 1885. (Americans often use a simple "oke," one, not two syllables, and 'periods' may have been later additions.) It is conceivable that this "oke" (it is) is like the Yahweh (I am) and was a Choctaw god name once. Both OG and HAUE are among Cohane's half dozen key words. POSTSCRIPT OF 1983 The oc syllable is a straight-out affirmative in the langue d'oc population of southern ...
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96. THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS [Quantavolution Website]
... cosmic fire. "Thunderbolt steers the universe." The statement attributed to Heraclitus, that the way up and the way down are the same, may imply the identity of the electrical weapon of the god in the sky, and the electrical force of Gaia, the goddess of chthon, the earth. Plutarch describes Hermes as being both ouranios (of heaven) and chthonios, of earth. Euripides (Alcestis 743) describes him as chthonios. A similar view of the relationship between the soul and ethereal fire is found in Indian thought. The flames of the funeral pyre help the soul to rise to join the heavenly fire. In Homer, on the other hand, the psyche or soul is a breath soul. It survives death in the house of Hades. When Odysseus descends to the underworld, he has to slaughter sheep so that the pale ghosts can drink the blood and speak audibly (Odyssey XI: 23 ff.). Heraclitus thought that knowledge of the soul was needed for knowledge of the cosmos, and Pythagoras linked the soul with ...
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97. Morning Star* [Aeon Journal $]
... Pawnee Morning Star represent? Milton Zysman seems to have been of the opinion that, at the time this study was conducted, the Pawnee had forgotten the true identity of their Morning Star deity. (26) This is true but, as we shall see at the end of this section, a very good indication of the star's identity was even then at hand. Morning Star's pre-eminence among the Pawnee has now been stressed by many an anthropologist and researcher. This pre-eminence is such that no writer can treat of this North American Indian nation without wondering how this star acquired such significance in the religious belief of these people. Morning Star was represented as a young and virile warrior painted red whose feathery head-dress was dyed the same color. (27) Moreover, the star itself was described as having actually been red. (28) The beliefs associated with this astral deity are impressive to say the least, and although space will not here permit us to survey them, let it suffice to say that Morning Star was believed to have "caused other worlds ...
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98. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... G. THIERS University of Antwerp NANCY OWEN replies: To answer Prof. Thiers comments about the 260-day count: I am using 520 days or two periods of 260 days as recorded on pp. 71-14 of the Dresden Codex. 520 days equals 3 ecliptic cycles. (Ex.: 9 Ix= 14040+ 520= 14560= 4 Eb.) I hope this answers Prof. Thiers' question. The 260-day count refers to 9 x 28.8888. See Prof. Spinden's Maya Art and Civilization (The Falcon's Wing Press, Indian Hills, Colorado, 1957), p. 309. MICHAEL READE comments: According to J. Eric S. Thompson (Commentary on the Dresden Codex, American Philosophical Society Memoirs Vol. 93, Philadelphia, 1973, p. 88) this bird was "... identified by Stempell as an eagle but by Seler (1902-1923) as the cojolito, in Maya cox (Penelope purpurescens)...". David H. Kelley, in his Deciphering the Maya Script (University of Texas Press, 1976 ...
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... Fable of the Origin of these Barbaric Indians according to their Blind Opinions". With this information in hand, there was little reason to doubt the reality of an all-important solar cult in Tawantinsuyu. But a little over a century ago a series of momentous literary discoveries changed this situation very materially. In 1873 Clemens R. Markham, in the course of a survey of some of the collections of Madrid's Biblioteca Nacional, lighted upon a previously unknown sixteenth-century manuscript entitled Relacion de antiguedades deste reyno de Piru. Its author, an Aymara Indian named Pachacuti Sallkamaywa, was from a noble family, newly converted to Catholicism. The same library also yielded the Fabulos y ritos de los Incas by Cristobal de Molina that had been consigned to obscurity since its composition three centuries earlier (Markham published a translation of both in the same year 1873)- and soon thereafter an anonymous seventeenth-century treatise De las costumbres antiguas de los naturales del Piru came to light, appearing in print in 1879. The publication of these manuscripts with their precious new information on Inca religion and culture should ...
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... stresses the naval ability of the Phoenicians (whose circumnavigation of Africa is generally accepted), (10) the need to search out new sources of iron in the Iron Age,(11) the Semitic features of some Olmec art figures(12) (and in one case of the turned-up shoe shared by the Phoenicians(13)), and the similarity of one Olmec work of art to representations of the Phoenician god Melquart,(14) identifiable as the Baal of Tyre.(15) Jairazbhoy's arguments include Mexican Indian legends to the effect that their ancestors came from a land to the east,(16) the claim of Rameses III to have sent his (largely Phoenician) navy to the "ends of the world'',(17) the similarity of helmets depicted on Olmecs and ancient Egyptians,(18) a posited sharing of a custom of penis truncation or mutilation,(19) a disputed sharing of the use of cylinder seals,(20) and the many similarities in the religious beliefs.(21) ...
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