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31. Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... partly molten. This seems highly improbable at about 500 C, since the melting point of basaltic rocks at ground level is 1250 C and the temperature of lava is 600 C to 1500 C. It is much more likely that there are negligible traces of erosion on the rocks, since they solidified only a few thousand years ago. Even so, I found COSMOS a most enjoyable mixture of pretentious instruction, romanticism and near-farce. It has a rapturous magnificence and the misty smiling Sagan image is like something out of a third rate Indian film. I feel sure it will be shown as a rib-breaking comedy in twenty years time, especially because of the Grand Wurlitzer space-ship effects, with Sagan at the keyboard and cosmic events being visible at many billion times the speed of light, and for its intervals of ham-acting supposed scenes from ancient days. It is somewhat disconcerting to watch his beatific profile gazing into the heavens with a radiant smile, while he talks about pollution and the risk that humanity will destroy its home planet, possibly when the fall of a large ...
32. Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion, by Ev Cochrane [SIS C&C Review $]
... red form. Considering Apollo, Cochrane indicates that, far from being the god of light and culture as later depicted by the Greeks, the earliest myths show him as a god of war and pestilence, whom Homer described as the cause of the outbreak of the Trojan war. In fact he has many resemblances to Reseph, Nergal and Erra. Reseph's cult is believed to have originated in Syria but spread throughout the Mediterranean and both Reseph and Apollo have combat myths in which they slay serpents. Apollo also has connections with the Indian war god Rudra, described as the red boar of heaven, and he in turn with the Celtic war god Rudianos (Red) who has long been identified with Mars. Hero gods throughout the European and Near Eastern areas are convincingly caught within Cochrane's Martian web. Even though it may be argued that all of these derive from a common source, the complex and consistent picture they build up of the red war god contains many elements which are extremely difficult to explain in any of the usual ways, such as fertility gods ...
33. Ancient old-world lamps turn up in new england [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 34: Jul-Aug 1984 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Ancient old-world lamps turn up in new england In 1980, at a Boston antique fair, a Greek lamp, probably dating from the Sixth Century B.C. turned up. The antique dealer stated that the lamp had been dug up at an Indian site in Manchester, NH. (Totten, Norman; "Late Archaic Greek Lamp Excavated at Amoskeag Falls," Early Sites Research Society, Bulletin, 10:25, no. 2, 1983.) In 1952, a Byzantine oil lamp was found in the Clintin, CT, harbor shell-midden after plowing. The finder described it as an Indian pipe, but it is actually typical of the Mediterranean area circa 750-800 A.D. (Whittall. James P., II; "Byzantine Oil Lamp from Connecticut," Early Sites Research Society, Bulletin, 10:26, no. 2, 1983.) From Science Frontiers #34, JUL-AUG 1984.© ...
34. Complexities Of The Inner Earth [Science Frontiers Website]
... , may contain information important to our understanding of geodynamic processes in the mantle or the geomagnetic field generated in the outer core." (Ref. 1, and also item #7 below) The earth's magnetic field possesses four lobes which remain fixed relative to the earth's surface, as demonstrated by 300 years of data. These lobes do not drift westward like the general field. (Ref. 2) "Core-spot pairs" of magnetic intensity seem to move westward and poleward. In the southern hemisphere, they originate under the Indian Ocean and drift under South Africa into the southern Atlantic. This motion reminds one of sunspot motion, except that sun-spots move equatorward. There may be a connection here. (Ref. 2) The general decrease in the earth's magnetic field over the past few centuries may be due to intensifying core spots, which are magnetized in a sense opposite that of the main field. (Ref. 2) Large, deep earthquakes in 1983 and 1984 produced slow, wavelike changes in the local gravitational field at the surface, as ...
35. More Milky Seas Seen [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 7: June 1979 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects More Milky Seas Seen August 4, 1977. Indian Ocean. The s.s. British Renown enetered a large area of milky sea. The intensity of light was so great that the deck appeared to be just a dark shadow. During the display, humidity seemed to increase and the radio operator reported a decrease in signal strengths at HF and MF frequencies. September 6, 1977. Indian Ocean. An area of bioluminescence resembling white sea fog was spotted near the m.v. Wild Curlew. Entering the area, the milky light seemed to hover above the sea's surface. So strong was the light that the clouds above were illuminated. (Anonymous; "Bioluminescence," Marine Observer, 48:118, 1978.) Reference. Section GLW9 in our Catalog: Lightning, Auroras collects many more observations of milky seas. For more information on this book, visit: here. From Science Frontiers #7, June ...
36. The ISCBM Newark Earthworks Conference [Horus $]
... Collective Behavior and Memory held its first conference in Newark, Ohio. The focus of the conference was the subject of ancient moundworks in the U.S.A. and evidence related to the question of pre-Columbian contacts with the Old World. Newark is the site of an impressive array of earthworks which unfortunately are all that remains of a formerly extensive complex in the region. Further to the South, near Chillicothe are other examples of the vast Mound-Builder civilization which one dominated the river valleys and fertile fields of North America. Long attributed to the American Indian, though the Indians themselves lay no claim to the achievement, these moundworks and artifacts found within them have characteristics suggesting that there may be far more to the story. The earthworks at Newark bear remarkable resemblance to those found in Northern Europe. The Great Circle Mound forming part of the Octagon Mound complex is very similar to the shape and orientation of the earthworks which surrounded Stonehenge. Research in the field of archaeoastronomy [cf. R. Hively& R. Horn, "Geometry and Astronomy in Prehistoric Ohio," Archaeoastronomy ...
37. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... touch the sky. A new variation on the rivers of blood theme are waters red with washed-off war paint. The monster to be overcome is the Great Bear of the Mountains and his slayer the West Wind, one of the four sacred quarters and father of Hiawatha in a very Zeus-like manner with the seduction of the daughter of a goddess who had fallen from the 'full moon'. Another son, the East Wind, dallied with a maiden whom he changed into the Morning Star. If all this catastrophism is not of Red Indian mythological provenance, could any literary member please enlighten me as to Longfellow's sources? Jill Abery, Sittingbourne, Kent Eruptive Origins, etc Dear Sir, In Workshop 1990:1, John Hare inquires about the eruptive origin of Venus from a jovian planet attributed to Lyttleton by Velikovsky. Attentive and veteran readers of Workshop will recall that all of Mr Hare's concerns were discussed in Workshop 5:4, pp. 11-13, in the article 'Corneille a l'Orange and Other Canards'. As with so many tantalising pieces of evidence cited ...
38. On Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Maverick Science Website]
... as "having slain the great Serpent of the waters, which was devouring mankind." The same idea is attested in South America: "Among the Arawak, Uitoto, and some other tribes in various parts of South America, it is said that a host of birds successfully killed the great water snake." The dragon combat plays a prominent element in many ancient cosmogonies, as we have elsewhere documented, generally serving as a prelude to Creation. Indra's battle with Vritra is a case in point, being central to ancient Indian ideas of cosmogony. Glorious deeds aside, there are clear indications that Indra also had a darker side. Witness the following hymn: "And men have faith in Indra, the resplendent one, what time he hurleth down his bolt, his dart of death." Countless hymns describe the destruction caused by Indra's bolts. Indeed, heaven itself reeled under Indra's onslaught: "Yea, even that heaven itself of old bent backward before thy bolt, in terror of its anger, when Indra, life of every living creature ...
39. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... bibliography is also very helpful. Although it does not contain any definitive answers, Blok's book constitutes a valuable source. Red Earth, White Lies by Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Facts by Vine Deloria Jr. (Scribner, New York, 1995) Reviewed by Ev Cochrane Upon meeting them, authors seldom live up to expectations Not so with Vine Deloria. I first met Vine over a dozen years ago on the campus of Iowa State University, where he had returned to deliver the keynote address at a symposium on American Indian affairs (a Sioux himself, Deloria is arguably the most important chronicler of Native American affairs). A large man with a thick black mane, Deloria made a powerful impression on all those in the audience, including yours truly. Iconoclast extraordinaire, Deloria's address was peppered with side-splitting humor, irreverence, and more than a little angst. Red Earth, White Lies is no different in this respect. Never one to mince words, Deloria throws down the gauntlet in the introduction: "With the collision of the Shoemaker comet ...
40. Thoth Vol. II, No. 12 July 31, 1998 [Thoth Website]
... EV WROTE: One item which might be of interest... in light of... the Deluge myth is the possibility that the raven released by Noah might symbolize Mars, as the dove definitely symbolizes Venus. This possibility was first raised by Dave to me in a private conversation. At the time, it rang a familiar chord since I knew Nergal and Apollo were symbolized by ravens. Since that time I have found that virtually every Martian hero was given a raven form, the most obvious example being the American Indian hero Raven. DWARDU ADDS: And don't forget the Egyptian Horus. TIA ACHESON ASKS: Raven was Mars? I thought Raven was the creator, the ruler, the wisest one. Wouldn't that be Saturn? So tell me who was Saturn in the American Indian legends? DAVE T ANSWERS: Yes, in later accounts it is easy to mistake the trickster figure for the Saturnian creator, since the warrior-hero was a builder or "maker" of things. I made that mistake more than once in writing The Saturn Myth ...
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