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111. The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... Egyptian Cardinal Points 12. God Houses 13. Crosses of Seasons 14. Winds Symbol 15. Animals in heraldic opposition. 16. Mexican Symbols of gold. 17. The Maze 18. The Nandyavartaya. 19. Hallstatt spiral swastika 20. Hallstatt fibula spirals 21. Greek fret 22. Japanese bronze Buddha 23. Deer and swastika 24. Goats and swastikas and spirals 25. Cyprian swastikas 26. Japanese symbols 27. Octopus from Mycenae 28. Pre-dynastic Egyptian spiral 29. Egyptian crowns with spirals 30. Azilian symbols 31. Mammoth with heart symbol 32. Chinese stellar swastika 33. Celestial wheels 34. Nile water confining serpent 35. Horus attacks "Great Bear" 36. Maya water-confining serpent. 37. Nile god and four-headed water-confining serpent 38. Maori's drawing of facial tattoo marks 39. Serpent spirals 40. Japanese& Chinese magatama symbols 41. Bull on Scottish sculptured stone 42. Maori "tiki" and Maya toad 43. Japanese magatamas 44. Tree of Life in "sky world" 45. Many breasted Artemis 46. Agave plant of ...
112. Discussion [Aeon Journal $]
... happened about 12,000 years ago near the end of the last Ice Age [Ellenberger wrote is counterindicated by the Great Bear (Ursa Major) being associated with the northern pole star. The identification of this constellation may well have originated about 26,000 BP before the peak of the last glaciation...when Polaris was earlier the pole star. At that time, the giant cave bear, whose veneration traces back 50,000 years, was the supreme beast of prey and sacred to Paleolithic Man in Europe. While the mammoth and mastodon survived the last Ice Age, the giant cave bear did not...Thus, the giant cave bear was last venerated when Polaris was the pole star. If the Earth was upside-down at that time, as Mr. Field suggests, then Paleolithic Man in Europe could not have projected the giant cave bear on the present northern sky. (22) Now, in the first place, I don't know if Ellenberger and I are living in the same world or not but, the last time I looked, Polaris ...
113. "Worlds in Collision": Reviews and Reviewers [Aeon Journal $]
... author has rendered a noble service to his profession and to his fellow man." And "F. L.," the reviewer for the Fort Worth News-Sentinel, pointed out that "our collisionist" "has studied in just about all the places there are on this globe and his book is as liberally sprinkled with footnotes as salt on cinema house popcorn;" in a more serious vein, F. L. thought that the book offered one of the most original solutions he had seen for the mystery of the fresh mammoth carcasses that were occasionally unearthed. Joseph Landau (Louisville Courier-Journal, April 2) discussed the book in relation to a fundamentalist perspective, admitting that a superficial reading would provide "wonderful ammunition to those who...have battled modern interpretation of the Bible." But in actuality, the book treated the scriptures as "human history, as history on a plane of man and not of God. It seems to this reviewer that the book deals a decisive blow to the idea of divine intervention into human affairs." Maximillian Berners ...
114. Book Shelf [Aeon Journal $]
... periodicity of the Ice Ages, the causes and dates of the great extinctions, and uniformitarian geology. He is most successful, in my opinion, in his merciless analysis of the textbook version of American Indian history, which supposes that a band of hunter-gatherers trekked across the Bering Strait some twelve thousand years ago, eventually settling along the coasts of North and South America where they promptly set about slaughtering the indigenous megafauna. Here Deloria argues that it is extremely improbable that Stone Age Indians could have exterminated animals as formidable as the woolly mammoth and saber-toothed tiger even had they wanted to, which itself is unlikely from everything we know about Native Americans' symbiotic relationship with Nature's various life-forms. At the same time, Deloria makes a strong case for the antiquity of the Indians' population of the New World. Signs abound that Deloria is on the right track here. Scholars the likes of Linda Schele and Claude Levi-Strauss have argued that the New World was populated at least 30 thousand years ago. In a recent issue of The New York Review of Books, for ...
115. On the Possibility of Instantaneous Shifts of the Poles [Aeon Journal $]
... the middle of the ice age. They are pictures of breathtaking beauty. The unknown artists, with a few strokes, have represented to perfection animals which at the time were living in the plains of central Europe (and at the same time in Siberia and Alaska). But the beauty of the paintings makes the zoologist wonder in more than one way: how could such a varied assembly of animals coexist? To what a bizarre ecological environment could such a motley fauna belong? We find the rein-deer next to rhinoceros, the mammoth, with its woolly mantle, near the hippopotamus, bears with lions, the leopard and Brezalwski horses. There were also giant beavers and sloths, big horn deers, camels, sabre teeth tigers, buffaloes, aurochs bulls and many more. It's an incredible mixture which leaves us puzzled and astonished. Arctic and tropical fauna together, on the same plain, in perfect balance with the environment! Such an extraordinarily varied and numerous animal community disagrees with whatever current opinion we might have on climatic conditions during the ice age. ...
116. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... of the mammoths is no longer the puzzle it seemed a few decades ago. We now know they were arctic creatures, not tropical ones like the modern elephants:...", adding that they died out gradually, not suddenly in a catastrophe. From a scientist of repute this just will not do, for none of these assertions is true, and the evidence of a few decades ago has not been altered with time. All that has happened is for the dogma to become fossilised! An excellent recent debate on mammoth extinctions can be found in Kronos VII:4. But the prime target for Henbest's attack is Peter Warlow whose pole-shifting idea "... is the only one that can be taken at all seriously, because it is based on a sound physical foundation". What? Has Henbest not read Slabinski? Ah yes, he has, for later in the article he brings out Slabinski, like a rabbit out of a hat. So it is curious to read of a "sound physical foundation". His main attack ...
117. The Terrestrial Sea: A Critical Model of Science and Myth [Aeon Journal $]
... And, after the forward momentum of the waves had run their course, this frigid hyperboreal air would descend and pour back onto the Earth to freeze almost everything that had been theretofore transported to the polar regions. This might explain why hecatombs of animal bones and tree fragments are piled helter-skelter in the permafrost muck of the frozen north --animals and plants which are not indigenous to the frigid climates --and in some respects account for the demise of some of the mammoths and other ice age inhabitants. However, it doesn't explain all. The mammoth population, for instance, died out over several thousand years. Perhaps an appreciable portion of Earth's atmosphere would be lost to space and blown away by the solar wind during such a northern excursion. There would be that much less residual airmass capacity to transport the warmer moist air from the tropics to otherwise ameliorate the frigid temperatures of the northern latitudes. A sizeable airmass has the potential to absorb more water vapor and act as an insulating blanket for the major areas of the planet, permitting temperate and even tropical flora and fauna ...
118. The Paleo-Saturnian System [Aeon Journal $]
... attracting body (or bodies) and away from it (or them) at the antipodes. Granted that, in the absence of Sun and Moon, a southern atmospheric bulge would not have formed during the Saturnian era, it remains doubtful that Saturn's own attraction would have depleted the southern hemisphere of all atmosphere. Besides, it is well known that life persisted in all latitudes during past geologic periods. The means by which the mammoths of Earth's northern regions came to their sudden end is explained elsewhere. [78 But that the mammoth (at least mammutus primigenius) was well adapted to cold is not contested by the Saturn thesis. One must keep in mind that these beasts, together with other woolly denizens of the Upper Pleistocene, were "left-overs" from the Ice Age. Again, the Saturn thesis does not preclude the occurrence of ice ages. But keep in mind that, during periods (perhaps all periods) of the Holocene (if not also other periods), the area that should have been the most glaciated, that is the entire ...
119. The Sourcebook Project: Strange, bizarre & anomalous phenomena [Science Frontiers Website]
... , hardcover, $21.95, 84 illus., 3 indexes, 1995. 546 references, LC 91-68541. ISBN 0-915554-30-5, 7x10. Biological Anomalies: Mammals II: A Catalog of Biological Anomalies Our fifth biology catalog completes out study of mammilian anomalies. This volume parallels Humans II and III with major sections on the fossil record and cryptozoology. In addition, there are shorter sections on genetics, organs, bodily functions, and interactions between mammals and other life forms. Typical subjects covered: Biochemical curiosities* Recent survivals of the mammoth, ground sloth, thylacine* Out-of-place mammals* Dearth of transistional fossils* Male lactation* Sleeplessness in mammals* Inheritance of rotational effects* Magnetite in mammals* Microbat data processing* The onza, nandi bear, Steller's sea ape, and others. Comments from reviews: Essential for all libraries, schools and serious Forteans. Fortean Times 324pp, hardcover, $21.95, 89 illus., 3 indexes, 1996. 527 references, LC 91-68541. ISBN 0-915554-31-3. 7" x 10". Biological Anomalies: Birds: ...
120. Thoth Vol. IV, No. 2 Jan 31, 2000 [Thoth Website]
... places, 'has always caused even the most open-minded geologists to boggle.' The Russians, who have conducted prolonged studies on this muck, have in some places drilled down to more than 4000 feet without reaching rock bottom. Entire forests have been found buried in this area, including plum trees complete with their leaves and fruits, to say nothing of palm trees and huge exotic ferns.... animals [have been found buried in this muck, the most noteworthy and famous of which, needless to say, is the mammoth. Let's face it, as George Gaylord Simpson was astute enough to realize, catastrophic events at the end of the Pleistocene were not only much more severe in North than in South America, they also affected a much larger proportion of animals. AMY: Cardona quotes various researchers defining the puzzle of how so much surface material could have been transported so far and piled so deep, with no apparent highland source or sufficient drainage. CARDONA:... But consider now the model being discussed and tested. Would not such ...
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