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151. The Mythical History of the Comet Venus (Part I) [Journals] [Aeon]
... this reconstruction will, in turn, lend substantial verification to the model by demonstrating that here- as in other instances previously noted- the model satisfies the requirements of a general theory: it accommodates and explains the data in a consistent way, while removing countless anomalies that have frustrated previous efforts to place ancient myths and symbols in a comprehensible light. It is particularly noteworthy that none of the common Venusian themes, when examined in detail, are explicable by Venus' appearance today- a point that is only underscored by the occasional guesses of historians and mythologists seeking to explain the motifs within conventionally accepted frameworks. Figure 1 The Polar Configuration Consider these well-established associations of the planet-goddess: ...
... utterly opposed to the current views of selenology, according to which the Moon is a child of the Earth and a grandchild of the Sun, while its surface consists of vitreous materials, we must give a short review of the teachings of Hoerbiger's Cosmological Theory. Its leading ideas are: The cosmic building stuff available in the Universe consists of light gases and heavy materials, chiefly metals. The most important of the latter are iron and nickel, the most universal of the former are hydrogen and oxygen. The heavy cosmic materials are hot (or heatable) and form mass accumulations of different sizes from cosmic dust' to super-giant suns. Hydrogen and oxygen exist in the universe in ...
153. The Comet Venus, Part 1 Venus Ch.8 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... giving the impression of smoke and fire, hung from the planet Venus. Venus, with its glowing train, was a very brilliant body; it is therefore not strange that the Chaldeans described it as a "bright torch of heaven,"(54) also as a "diamond that illuminates like the sun," and compared its light with the light of the rising sun.(55) At present, the light of Venus is less than one millionth of the light of the sun. "A stupendous prodigy in the sky," the Chaldeans called it.(56) The Hebrews similarly described the planet: "The brilliant light of Venus blazes from one ...
154. Legends and Miracles [Books] [de Grazia books]
... another chance. Again he goes up the Holy Mountain. This time, Yahweh admonishes him to hide himself from His person, so Moses enters a crevasse, a cleft, a kind of cave, and there crouches as far in as possible (" bows low") when Yahweh's brilliance passes by him. Not even a pinprick of light penetrated his cave, says a legend, or else he would have been consumed when Yahweh and his retinue passed by; still the intensity of illumination was such that "he caught the reflection of it so that from its radiance his face began to shine."[6 ] When he descends, the people recoil from him in ...
155. Chapter XXI: Star-Cults [Books]
... Chapter XXI Star-Cults THE last two chapters, then, have brought us so far. There are two principal temples at Denderah. The smaller is called, the temple of Isis. It is oriented 18 ½ S. of E. The inscriptions tell us that the light of Sirius shone into it, and that Sirius was personified as Isis. We can determine astronomically that the statement is true for the time about 700 B.C ., which was the date determined independently by Biot for the circular zodiac referred to on page 18 . The larger temple is called the temple of Hathor. It is oriented 71 ½ N. of E. The inscriptions very definitely tell ...
156. The Stream Surrounding the Earth [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , rope', or markasu, band of the universe' . The heavenly river is designated by various names such as the Apsu, Engur, Hubur and Nagbu. Only the Apsu is reviewed here. The Sumerians conceived the Apsu as a single body of water completely surrounding the Earth , with its pure light reaching heaven. The word ps'denotes the ceasing, the not being of the earth (i .e ., where the earth stops) '; the word is connected to the Hebrew apse eres, ends of the earth' . Other root words are ab, hole, hollow, sea', and samu, ...
157. Pompous Asimov [Books]
... right hand is doing, when the unconscious assertion of catastrophe in his art is so powerful while the conscious demolition of it in his science is so feeble, we may legitimately suspect that such self-contradictory behavior comes not from his intellect but from some deep passion. When we ask what this passion might be, it is not difficult in the light of what I wrote in the first chapter to guess at a possible origin, which is that the catastrophes are true and that Asimov is terrified of them and wants to forget them but cannot fully suppress them. They must therefore be both rejected and yet somehow acknowledged. That in capsule form comes from a theory I have been developing ...
158. Worlds In Collision And Recent Finds In Astronomy. Ch.17 Supplement (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... In the years when the manuscript of Worlds in Collision was in the hands of The Macmillan Company of New York, accepted for publication though not yet published (1946-49), and in the years following its publication in 1950 several fundamental observations were made and explanations offered that have a clear bearing on the theory of that book. The zodiacal light, or the glow seen in the evening sky after sunset, stretching in the path of the sun and other planets (ecliptic), the mysterious origin of which has for a long time occupied the minds of astronomers, has been explained in recent years as the reflection of the solar light from two rings of dust particles, one ...
159. The Personal Tragedy of Albert Einstein [Journals] [Kronos]
... prof. Dudley's forthcoming book The Morality of nuclear Planning?? See THE BOOK CASE elsewhere in this issue for further details. Copyright © 1976 by H. C. Dudley.] Relativity is consequently now accepted as a faith. It is inadvisable to devote attention to its paradoxical aspects.- R. A. Houstoun, Treatise on Light (1938) Students of the physical sciences, and of mathematics, have for the past 30-40 years been so busy mastering the basics of their chosen field, that there has been little time or inclination to study the history of their field in order to learn how the assumptions and logic of the early workers in the field established the ...
160. Thanatos and Anastasis [Journals] [Aeon]
... has drawn attention to the work of Firmicus Maternus who- compares the mystery of Easter Eve with some pagan nocturnal mystery the identity of which is not exactly known to us and in which the initiates mourn before a picture of the dead god; after this they greet their new salvation which is brought in to them under the symbol of a light while the priest whispers to them the mystic words: we of good cheer, ye initiates of the saved god, for ye too shall be saved from your sufferings. (13) Firmicus denied the pagan salvation, however, and asserts that "salvation is only to be found in the Easter mysteries of Christ, who like a ...
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