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91. Darkness and the Deep [Aeon Journal $]
... Phoenicians according to Sanchoniathon, Philo wrote that: The first principle of the universe he [Sanchoniathon supposes to have been air dark with cloud and wind, or rather a blast of cloudy air, and a turbid chaos dark as Erebus; and these were boundless and for long ages had no limit." (78) It was out of this dark and turbid chaos that creation was said to have progressed, a description that has more in common with a dark whirlpool than an auroral effect. Something similar is recounted in the Japanese Nihongi as paraphrased by Raymond Van Over: Before Heaven and Earth were produced, there was something which might be compared to a cloud floating over the sea. It had no place of attachment for its root. (79) And so, also, among the Chinese as we learn from the Tao Te Ching: There is [or was a thing confusedly formed, born before heaven and earth. Silent and void, it stands alone and does not change, goes round and does not weary. It is [or ...
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... the eruption of desert tribesmen in 634. In India, the powerful Gupta age came to a sudden end around 550. In China the early Han dynasty ended in the 3rd century (an epidemic is recorded). The late Han period flourished until the 6th century, when it is said to have 'lost the mandate of heaven'. In Japan a fierce epidemic in 552 was recorded by Buddhist monks from Korea. The subsequent recorded history of Japan is dotted with outbreaks of disease with parallels in Britain in many respects. The Japanese even have a legend that resembles the Arthur story and the Kusanagi sword is almost a replica of Excalibur [20. The Black Death The Black Death shows up in the European tree ring record as a building hiatus [21 but a frost ring event has been discovered in Sierra Nevada foxtail pines, dated at 1331. By the 9th and 10th centuries populations had grown again, providing the surplus to fuel the Crusades and other medieval wars. The Japanese population peaked in the 13th century and then fell sharply. The Mongol empire ...
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93. Samson Revealed [Aeon Journal $]
... he has all the countersigns that belong to Mars, and to none other." (24) In Hamlet's Mill, no evidence is presented that Samson was ever identified with the planet Mars by the ancient Israelites themselves (or by modern Jews or Biblical scholars, for that matter). Indeed, it must be said that the evidence presented by de Santillana and von Dechend would hardly stand up in court. Their entire case rests upon a couple of motifs shared in common between Samson and various heroes. Both Samson and the Japanese Susanowo, for example, participate in an episode involving the bringing down of palatial beams. Yet at no time do the authors offer any convincing evidence that Susanowo is to be identified with the red planet, as one might otherwise expect to be necessary in order to make their case. Just how the authors would understand the archetypal Martian hero is not obvious. The following passage is as specific as the authors get in this regard: "Here is the story of the Japanese Samson, Susanowo, whose name means Brave-Swift-Impetuous-Male. ...
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94. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... March/April 1982, vol. VIII, no. 2, p. 52 Former AIA vice-president Leon Pomerance had a letter printed in BAR offering his 1970 hypothesis on Thera as a better proposition than current ones. He favoured a late date for the Thera eruption, c.1200 BC because of the size of the disaster: it would have been, he alleges, the "worst geological disaster in historical times and probably since the last ice age". Most of the damage would have come from tsunamis, phenomena well-documented by the Japanese, and these would have mostly affected the Nile Delta, Cyprus, the Greek mainland and the coastal areas of Syria-Palestine. Survey of the region totally fails to reveal an such area-wide disaster for the 15th-12th centuries BC (conventional dating), the usually preferred time for Thera's eruption. On the contrary, trade flourished. But in the time of Ramses III the world of Crete, Cyprus and Greece goes into a 400-year Dark Ages, the Sea peoples invade the Nile Delta and the Philistines invade Palestine. He notes that the ...
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95. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 5: CULTURAL REVOLUTION [Quantavolution Website]
... Artifactual and non-artifactual evidence from the lacustrine shores of the Chalco Basin already suggest the existence of fully sedentary human communities in this region from at least the sixth millennium B. C." [10 San Pablo (Ecuador) corn kernels embedded along with associated corn designs on pottery in deep cultural remains "show a heavy agricultural population between 200 to 4000 B. C." (using 14C tests with bristlecone pine correction). These high flood plain sites are called generally the "Valdivia" culture. They are definitely not of Japanese culture type, as may be some other early discoveries of the same region. Agriculture was known throughout the world in Neolithic, and perhaps much earlier times. One may ask whether agriculture, which is not an easily diffusable set of inventions, was not practiced in embryo during the first ecumenical culture of homo schizo. Southeast Asia and Asia Minor are emerging with concurrent early dates. We can quote Henry T. Lewis: A search for the various stimuli to domestication should not involve looking for those factors which led man to ...
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96. Spatters And Planetary Iconography [The Velikovskian $]
... , Krishna is approached by a monk in a grove. Spatters appear in most of the flora. Note also that the trees to the right of Krishna resemble the "sprouts" that appeared in Figures 12 and 16, found in my pictorial catalogue of trisms. (19) Figure 100 is my depiction of a 13th century manuscript scene showing Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival and Hector. Spatters adorn the lower borders. Note the sprouting trees and their trismatic leaves. Figure 101 Figure 102 Figure 103 Figure 101 is my tracing of the Japanese spirit of the pine tree. Spatters appear on the spirit's cloak. Our geographical scope has now expanded into the Orient. Figure 102 is my sketch of a Japanese portrayal of Amida (also known as Amitabha). Amida is an incarnation of the Buddha and often appears flanked by two hvdhisattvas or "buddhas-to-be," entitities whose abode is in the west, by the setting of the Sun. Though mythologist Joseph Campbell considered Amida a strictly spiritual phenomenon, (20) Amida's celestial origins are revealed by the spatters on his ...
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97. Sagan's Folly Part 1 [Kronos $]
... Worlds in Collision titled "Theophany" (N.B. p. 99, ref. #18), "Sword-Time, Wolf-Time" (N.B. p. 268), and "The Hurricane", pp. 68-69. What makes Sagan's "diffusionist" posture especially vulnerable is his later commentary about the Crab Supernova event of the year 1054 A.D. "Impressive evidence has been uncovered in cave paintings in the American Southwest of contemporary observations of the Crab Supernova event of the year 1054, which was also recorded in Chinese, Japanese and Korean annals" (pp. 18-19). For this cosmic event, recorded hemispheres apart, Sagan breathes not a word of "diffusion". [Why is it that Europe and Islam have left no record of the Crab Supernova? Instead, he wonders why there are "no [sic contemporary graphic records" of the Velikovskian catastrophes, which had to be far more impressive than a supernova event (p. 19). Sagan adroitly omits any reference to the fact that the Velikovskian catastrophes were both more immediate ...
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98. Saturn's Cosmos [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... glory"). Indeed, every figure of the creator stands within the luminous ring, always considered as his own emanation. The band is not only the god's "halo," but his dwelling at the cosmic centre. (12) "In diagrams of the Cosmos" observes J. C. Cirlot, "the central space is always reserved for the Creator, so that he appears as if surrounded by a circular or almond-shaped halo." (13) 8. Mithraic Saturn, with surrounding halo. 9. Japanese Buddha, with surrounding halo. If one accepts the immediate sense of the archaic terminology, the enclosure was no abstraction. It was Saturn's shining band. The Babylonian Anu-- Saturn-- was "the High One of the Enclosure of Life," (14) his dwelling "the brilliant enclosure." (Here, too, the enclosure becomes the place of the primeval "sunrise.") (15) The Maori of New Zealand know the planet Saturn as Parearau, whose name conveys the meaning " ...
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... Yusuke Hagihara The reference which is most widely considered by astronomers to contain a proof of the invariability of the planetary mean distances over periods of 10 11 years, is Yusuke Hagihara's "The Stability of the Solar System," Chapter 4, volume 111, The Solar System, ed. by G. P. Kuiper, University of Chicago Press, 1961. Hagihara's entire five-volume treatise on celestial mechanics has not yet appeared; volumes I and II have recently been published by MIT Press; volumes III and IV are available from a Japanese publisher. From the one volume that I have seen, and the announced outline, it is evident that this will be the most exhaustively thorough and definitive treatment of celestial mechanics for decades to come. Evidently (in a 1944 Japanese journal which I have been unable to obtain as yet) Hagihara presented a very elegant and possibly definitive proof of the theorem of Poisson discussed above. However this still leaves the theorem of Poisson itself subject to the various criticisms explained above, which convinced e.g. Brown and Shook that the importance ...
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100. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... ; from fossil skulls we can reconstruct endocasts, and from these we can make more or less informed guesses about the size of the brain of some extinct ancestor of man. It is important to realise how extraordinarily little this will have told us about his behaviour. Perhaps we would do better to study the behaviour of those living species most closely related to man. Sagan does not neglect this alternative, and takes us on a quick tour of some of the more widely popularised features of monkey and chimpanzee life. We learn of Japanese macaques learning to unwrap caramels and sifting wheat from sand, and transmitting these new habits to other members of the troop; of chimpanzees fishing for termites in East Africa, and learning sign language in Nevada. Every example is treated with bated breath. Together, they suggest to Sagan that within a few generations we may see a community of chimpanzees from which "might emerge the memoirs of the natural history and mental life of a chimpanzee, published in English or Japanese (with perhaps an 'as told to' after the by-line ...
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