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1. Velikovsky, Brasseur, And The Troano Codex [Journals] [Kronos]
... Warner B. Sizemore In a letter to the editor of the journal Chiron [* Now defunct] (Winter-Spring 1974, pp. 44-45), Mr. Ian C. Johnson criticized Velikovsky's use in Worlds in Collision of Charles Etienne Brasseur's delusory translations of the Troano Codex (now part of what is called the Codex Tro-Cortesianus) and of Mayan monument stones. On the face of it, Mr. Johnson's criticism was just, for as Velikovsky, himself, acknowledged in note 2 of "On the Other Side of the Ocean": The Mayan tongue is still spoken by about 300,000 people, but of the Mayan hieroglyphics only the characters employed in the calendar are ...
2. You too can in the Yucatan [Journals] [Horus]
... with several important archaeological sites nearby. There we many sight-seeing attractions and cultural events In the city as well to entertain the many foreign visitors who come year-round. Uxmal - looking north toward the Pyramid of the Magician and the Nunnery Quadrangle. The names were given to these and other structures of the Uxmal complex by the Spanish. The original Mayan terms for and actual functions of the buildings are unknown. Uxmal The first site visit is to Uxmal, a major Mayan ceremonial center. Uxmal boasts a high, steep pyramid, elegantly commanding buildings, and secondary pyramids. The visit there is a photographer's holiday and a dreamers delight. Touring the Uxmal complex takes the better part of ...
3. When Venus Was A Comet [Journals] [Kronos]
... one of the accompanying monks observed that "so accurately did they keep the record or the days when [Venus] appeared and disappeared that they never made a mistake".(4 ) Venus symbolism has been found in all forms of inscriptions, including the texts, pottery, and steles. While the intimate association of Venus with the Mayan calendar is well-known, only recently has it become clear just how thoroughly Mayan life was dominated by the appearance and motion of Venus. As Floyd Lounsbury has demonstrated, the Mayans timed their rituals, and even their wars, to significant moments of the Venusian orbit.(5 ) B. C. Brundage made the following observation: ...
4. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1996:1 Home | Issue Contents Bookshelf Breaking the Maya Code by Michael D. Coe Thames and Hudson 1992 A very readable account of the progress over the last hundred years in deciphering the Mayan script, from complete mystery to the detail of dating, rulers' histories, religious ceremonies and mythology which can be interpreted today. The personal involvement of the author with many of the great names in Mayan glyph decipherment makes for some interesting insights into the human background of a great achievement - not much different, I suspect, from the goings on in most other disciplines, where the rule of one or two strong personalities can hold back ...
5. Venus and Sirius: Some Unexpected Similarities [Journals] [Kronos]
... ) an identification accepted by virtually every epigrapher concerned with the Maya glyphs. The basic form of the glyph a circled cross with a circlet in each quadrant- is so widespread that it has the meaning "Morning Star" (which we usually interpret as Venus) among the Tarahumara of Northern Mexico.(4 ) The name that some Mayans have for Venus appears to have been borrowed by Tarascans (as far away as Michoacan, Mexico).(5 ) More relevant to the Maya area: "The red prefix is usually found with the Venus glyph (fig. 42, 31, 33), but rarely on the monuments (fig. 54, 5) ...
6. Mayan Genesis [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2002:1 (Sep 2002) Home | Issue Contents Mayan Genesis www.mayan-genesis.com Book: Mayan Genesis. South Asian Myths, Migrations and Iconography in Mesoamerica by Graeme R. Kearsley. Publ. 2001, Yelsraek Publishing, PO Box 19697, London SE19 2BZ. 1098 pages. Over 1200 illustrations. $40 or £27 including airmail to the USA, add $5 if outside USA/Europe. Where possible throughout this work the original and earliest photographs available have been used since they are often the only source of many cultural aspects and iconographic elements which reflect the original context in which the ceramics, supporting panels, monoliths ...
7. The Pentagram of Venus [Journals] [Horus]
... between the Sun and the Earth each time it overtakes the latter. An inferior conjunction occurs when Venus is on a straight line between the Sun and the Earth. And the time between two successive inferior conjunctions Is 584 days (to the nearest integer), which is called the synodic period. Using a 365-day year (as did the Mayans and Egyptians), five circlings of Venus is very nearly equal to eight Earth years, since 5 x 584 = 8 x 365 = 2920 days. Venus is not visible at the time conjunctions occur, but her first appearance as a Morning Star (heliacal rising) occurs within a few days after inferior conjunction, indicating completion of ...
8. Probable Visibilities of Venus at the Time of the Supposed Spin Rate Acceleration of the Earth [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 5 No 2 (Apr 1983) Home | Issue Contents Probable Visibilities of Venus at the Time of the Supposed Spin Rate Acceleration of the Earth Michael G. Reade The Data (1 ) The Venus table of the (Mayan) Dresden Codex indicates a 584-day synodic cycle for Venus, broken down into 8 days invisibility at inferior conjunction, 236 days visibility as morning star, 90 days invisibility at superior conjunction and 250 days visibility as evening star. (2 ) A. F. Aveni, in his Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico (University of Texas Press, 1980), has the following footnote (p .327): "It is ...
9. On "The Year -687": A Postscript (Vox Populi) [Journals] [Kronos]
... stars. Whatever else may have transpired on that day has to be determined from other sources. Jan N. Sammer 1. Storia Generale della Cina, ovvero Grandi Annali Cinesi, tradotti dal Tong-Kien-Kang-Mou dal padre Giuseppe-Anna-Maria de Moyriac de Mailla, Gesuita Francese Missionario in Pekin , Vol. III, p. 60 (Siena, 1777). MAYAN AND BABYLONIAN OBSERVATIONS OF VENUS To the Editor of KRONOS: While discussing the Venus Table in the Dresden Codex, Anthony Aveni (The Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico, 1980, p. 187) remarks: "It is puzzling that the 90-day interval in the table is so different from the true disappearance interval (about 50 days) and ...
10. The Great Comet Venus [Journals] [Aeon]
... the "smoking star" in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, Aveni offers his own attempt at an explanation: "Perhaps a cometary object appeared near the planet." (22) Of course, Forrest could just as easily have cited this guess, then dropped the whole issue. But is there something more worth investigating here? Figure 1: Mayan Caban-curl Throughout the Americas, including Mexico, natives called a comet the "star with hair," or a "long-haired star," or a "maned star," an appellation that fits comfortably with the global language of the comet. In fact, the "long-haired star" is the single most common phrase for the comet ...
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