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51. The Garden of Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... parallels between Iranian sacred cosmology and that from ancient India:: "Like the Meru of the Indians, Hara Berezaiti is the Pole, the centre of the world, the fixed point around which the sun and the planets perform their revolutions. Analogously to the Ganga of the Brahmans, it possesses the celestial fountain Ardvi-Sura, the mother of all terrestrial waters and the source of all good things. In the midst of the lake formed by the waters of the sacred source grows a single miraculous tree, similar to the Jambu of Indian myth...There is the garden of Ahuramazda, like that of Brahma on Meru. Thence the waters descend toward the four cardinal points in four large streams, which symbolize the four horses attached to the car of the goddess of the sacred source, Ardvi-Sura-Anahita. These four horses recall the four animals placed at the source of the paradisiacal rivers in the Indian conception." [5 How, then, are we to understand Anahita? That Anahita was a celestial goddess all scholars are agreed. Franz Cumont viewed the Persian goddess ...
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... Saturn's number seven. This "holy" number arose in connection with the Saturnian Sun of Night because of the seven rings which ancient man saw surrounding that luminary in primeval times.(6) Consider therefore also the following by D. H. Kelly:"... the month Uo was under the patronage of the old black god of the number seven. I have recently argued (Kelly 1972) that this deity is the god of the planet Saturn." (7) David Pingree, in his study of Indian astrology, has shown that Saturn was represented as a dark-skinned man in black clothing.(8) If this is not enough, note that the Babylonian Ninip (also Ninib and/ or Nirig) was deified as "the black Saturn".(9) The above strongly implies that Kali Ma, the Black Mother- and therefore also the Mahadevi- was Saturn. This would mean that Saturn was also deified as a female deity. Actually, in an earlier paper, I had already implied as much when I ...
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53. The Area of Origin [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... other symbols. PLATE I- SWASTIKA SYMBOLS I and II Left hand and right-hand swastika III and IV, from India; V. from necropolis of Koban, Caucasus; VI. Circassian brand for horses and on Greek Vases; VII. from bronze pin-head, Caucasus; VIII. Widespread form in Old and New Worlds; IX. from Asia Minor and Greek vases; X. from China; XI. from North American shell disc (after T. Wilson); XII. from Ancient Hindu coin; XIII. North American Indian (after T. Wilson); XIV. North American Indian (after T. Wilson); XV. from Greek vases. The swastika is of considerable antiquity in Elam (south-western Persia), in Asia Minor, and in the Aegean and Danubian "cu ture areas "of the archaeologists. It appeared comparatively early in Central, Western and Northern Europe, as well as in India, where it became an auspicious and greatly favoured symbol among the Buddhists, Jains and worshippers of Vishnu; in China and Japan it ...
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54. Mars Gods of the New World [Aeon Journal $]
... this fortuitous set of circumstances, culminating in the identification of Nergal with the planet Mars-- so the argument goes-- was that such traditions ultimately became diffused throughout the Old World upon the inheritance of Babylonian science by the Greeks and Indians. At first sight this argument has some appeal. Certainly there is no denying the fact that Babylonian astronomy had an enormous influence upon the early astronomical conceptions of the Greeks and other Old World cultures. The Greeks themselves admitted as much. (2) And analysis of the Greek and Indian traditions surrounding the various celestial bodies confirms that such was indeed the case. (3) Upon closer examination, however, it can be shown that diffusion from Babylon cannot account for the complex mythology which came to be associated with the respective planets. It rather appears to be that the myriad of characteristic traditions which came to surround Mars originated in direct response to that planet's former unique appearance and behavior. We will therefore propose the following test: If the Old World traditions surrounding the planets originated in ancient Near Eastern religious practice ...
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55. The Celestial Whirlpool Lake [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... whirlwind or whirlpool, and that was why it was associated with the cross, the symbol of the four cardinal points, and the swastika, the symbol of the revolving seasons controlled by the Great Bear. We meet with the memory of the celestial whirlpool in the mythology of the Navaho Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. 16 The Navaho made a dry painting of a swastika which they called the "cross of logs" and the "whirling logs" (see Frontispiece). Their knowledge of it was derived from a Red Indian visionary or prophet who had drifted in a hollow log to the "whirling lake" in which the cross revolved. There the gods taught him rites and mysteries, what to cook and what to eat raw, and he procured magical seeds with the help of his pet turkey. 17 He was the first to bring home knowledge of the rites and mysteries which were considered necessary to ensure the food supply and cure disease by renewing life. The mythical "lake or whirlpool where the whirling logs are said to be is" ...
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56. Darkness and the Deep [Aeon Journal $]
... presented under the form of an egg that contained all things that were to be born." Our identification of this egg as the primordial Saturn has been presented in an earlier work. (103) Awonawilona's attribute also brings to mind the Egyptian Atum/Saturn, the root of whose name-- tm-- means "to be complete" and/or "he who is a completeness," (104) thus also connoting "one who contains everything." There is, in fact, hardly a North American Indian tribe that does not have a creation myth in which the primeval ocean and/or prolonged darkness was said to have existed before the demiurge commenced on his work of creation. (105) Over and again we hear that there was darkness-- or a prolonged night-- in which there was no sun, no moon, no stars. In the telling, of course, many of these myths acquired a fanciful cast and framework that borders on childish fable. But that, after all, is the nature of ...
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57. CHAOS AND CREATION: Bibliography [Quantavolution Website]
... (1954), The Earth Participates in the Evolution of the Solar System, Detroit Acad. Nat Sci. Ball, Robert S. (1906), The Cause of an Ice Age (3rd ed.), K. Paul, London. Bancroft, Hubert H. (1874-76), Native Races of the Pacific States of North America, D. Appleton and Co., N. Y. Barbeau, Marius (1967), "The Old-World Dragon in America." in Sol Tax, ed., Indian Tribes of Aborginal America, Cooper Square Publ., New York. Bargmann, Valentine& Lloyd Motz (1962), "On the Recent Discoveries Concerning Jupiter and Venus," 138 Science (December 21), 1350-2. Barnes, Thomas (1977), "Recent Origin and Decay of the Earth's Magnetic Field," II S. I. S. R. No. 2, (December), 42-6.---- (1978), "A Response to Dr. Milsom," II ...
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58. The Ring About The Earth at 2300 BC [SIS C&C Review $]
... from the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties down to the period when the Egyptians embraced Christianity'. Although the dating of the Rgveda in India is controversial, a number of authors place the origin around 2300BC [8. One potentially important dating technique is based on astronomical observations, in that the naksatra calendar is referred to several times in the Rgveda. Authorities generally agree that on the the astronomical evidence, the 24 th century BC is the most likely compilation date of the naksatra calendar [9. Major Iranian deities have been identified with Indian counterparts in the Rgveda, allowing dating referencing to the Indo-Iranian separation at about 2300BC. In Greek mythology, Zeus and other deities can be traced to the Indo-Europeans who moved into that region around 2300BC. Strong linguistic links between the Balkan cultures and the early Indo-Europeans around 2300BC could possibly serve as a dating reference for that region. The Hebrew deity Yahweh can be traced to his earlier identity Yah, worshipped by several groups of people in the 2300BC time period Britain's earliest mythology comprises successive invasions of Partholan's people, the Formorians, ...
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59. Catastrophism and Anthropology [SIS C&C Review $]
... he would not destroy their villages and lives. In other cases, survivors of natural catastrophes organised athletic, hippic or sacrificial festivals to commemorate the disaster. In the Greek city of Therapne chariot races took place in honour of the earthquake god Poseidon [16. In The Golden Bough, Frazer wrote about human sacrifices after earthquakes in South America. In the town of Ashantee, human victims 'were slain as a sacrifice to Sasabonsum, the earthquake god, in the hope of satiating his cruelty for a time' [17. An Indian tribe in Panama, also confronted with earthquakes, reacted in a different way; in the belief that the volcano next to them was inhabitated by a spirit responsible for earthquakes, they 'shot volleys of arrows in the direction of the volcano to terrify him and make him desist' [18. Flood rituals One of the oldest ceremonies in the history of mankind, which has taken place in almost unchanged form for over 2000 years, is the annual commemoration by the Jews of the biblical Deluge. Once a year, the story ...
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60. The Cosmic Origin of the Swastika [Aeon Journal $]
... 39) was actually the personification of the red planet Mars rather than Saturn. Later confusion with the primeval Saturn would have arisen because Mars had been part and parcel of the Saturnian configuration. Thus, if Zecharia Sitchin is correct, the Canaanite El, who was Saturn, was termed Ab Adam, i.e. the "Father of Adam," in texts from Ugarit. (40) The above becomes of greater import in view of the fact that we have already identified Adam as the prototype of Prometheus. The North American Indian Coyote. Left: From Oraibi-- Right: From Chaco Canyon. (Illustrations by Oswald White Bear Fredericks.) Thus, if Adam was really a personification of Mars, rather than of Saturn, it should follow that so was Prometheus, the confusion with Saturn having risen out of the same state of primeval affairs. Now, in North American Indian myths of the Achomawi and Shastika from California, it is Coyote who was said to have brought fire to mankind. (41) It can therefore be stated that ...
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