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... able to properly assess his work with a detailed article in the future. Emmett Sweeney then entertained us with what appeared initially to be an off the cuff presentation of his thoughts about a connection between Stonehenge and King Arthur. Rapidly warming to his subject Emmett began with the legend of Merlin creating Stonehenge by the magical transportation of stones and before long we were plunged into an exuberant consideration of Celtic myth and chronology and their interconnections with world myths. Emmett concluded that Stonehenge was not built by an unknown Stone Age people but that the megalithic world was that of the Celtic civilisation in the early first millennium BC. This controversial chronology included a down-dating of the pyramids to the same period, thought to mark the end of a period of cataclysm. Arthur has endless parallels with the universal hero-god and was therefore a sky god of the early British. His misplacement into the early Christian era and association with Glastonbury was probably due to the parallels with the hero-Christ figure. De Grazia agreed there had been vast upheavals around the 8th century BC during the Celtic settlement of Britain ...
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... the light of Greek and other standard mythological interpretation but, without the benefit of ideas of astronomical catastrophes, he rather keeps their feet too firmly upon the literal Earth. We, with a little thought, can do far better. The Cretan goddess, with her naked breasts and flounced skirts, wielding snakes or holding her arms raised to the sky, standing on a mountain and flanked by lions, is no simple Aphrodite but a composite world pillar and avenging Ishtar. Her association with the double axe reminds us of the unknown megalithic goddess, guardian of the tomb, and represented by a monolith often carved with breasts and an axe symbol. The other powerful symbol at Knossos, the bull, will need little further consideration by catastrophists to place it squarely as the bull of heaven. Even its obvious connection with Poseidon as bull of the sea only raises it once more to the mythological waters above the Earth. Significantly, at Knossos both bulls horns and double axes appear again and again aloft on pillars, sometimes associated with spiral decorations or even surmounted by ...
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133. Contributors [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 1 (Fall 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents Contributors Dwardu Cardona; Mr. Cardona, a Senior Editor of KRONOS, has also published in the journal Pensée, He presently makes his home in Vancouver, B. C. and is preparing a co-authored work on the origin of religion. Additionally, along with Thomas McCreery, Mr. Cardona has published important research in the field of megalithic studies that casts serious doubts on the findings of Euan MacKie and Alexander Thom. Marilyn Ferguson; Ms. Ferguson is editor-publisher of Brain/Mind Bulletin, a newsletter reporting on research in the field of consciousness, and Leading Edge, a bulletin of social transformation. She is also the author of The Brain Revolution and The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in the 1980s. Ms. Ferguson is also involved in alternative public education, environmental legislation in California, and has been appointed to the California State Commission on Wellness and Preventive Health. Thomas L. Ferté (M.A., Arizona State Univ.); ...
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134. Easter Island - the mystery solved [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... backed up by a wealth of material evidence which those who still adhere to the traditional theme of Pacific colonisation only from the west would do well to take note of. The seafaring abilities of the pre-Incan peoples of Peru are still dismissed as insignificant, but Heyerdahl proves, to my satisfaction at least, that the original settlers of Easter Island came from a culture centred around Tiahuanaco in the Peruvian Andes. Possibly two waves of people settled the island from this direction after wars at home. They brought with them their religion and their megalithic statue culture and were only joined much later by people from Polynesia who functioned more like slaves until they revolted during the period immediately after the first European intrusion upon the island. The mystery is therefore pushed one stage further. Kontiki, a legendary ruler of Tiahuanaco, led his followers to the coast and sailed westwards. On the northern coast of Peru, in pre-Incan times, he was also called Viracocha, an allusion to his white skin. He was bearded and had extended ear lobes. The Mochican coast dwellers portrayed red-headed ...
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135. Contributors [Kronos $]
... B.A., Seminary College of Jewish Studies, N.Y.); Mrs. Kogan has received degrees in physics and Hebrew literature. She has published in Physics Today and presently resides in Israel where she has worked in special education. Thomas McCreery (B.Sc. Hons.-- Strathclyde University); After initially working in military applications of acoustics, Mr. McCreery was employed as an acoustical consultant in Europe. At present, he lectures in physics at Cardonald College, Glasgow, and is also leading a project to resurvey Scottish megalithic sites. Mr. McCreery is currently involved in highly important symposia on Archaeoastronomy. Earl R. Milton (Ph.D., Univ. of Alberta); Dr. Milton, a spectroscopist, is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Physics at the Univ. of Lethbridge. He is the editor of the recently published book Recollections of a Fallen Sky: Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia a book based upon symposium papers delivered at the Univ. of Lethbridge on May 9 and 10, 1974. Prof. Milton is currently at work ...
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136. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... alliance between Israel and Egypt from the times of Saul to Solomon. Tuthmose III broke this alliance. Egypt and Israel conducted joint campaigns against the Amelekites, Philistines, and probably the Syrian cities. Possibly Egypt was the stronger party in Tuthmose I's time: certainly this ascendancy had been lost by the time of Hatshepsut: it was regained by Tuthmose III. R. M. Amelan, Manchester& B. O'Gheoghan, Esher Eclipse Neurosis? Dear Sir, It has always been a mystery to me why people, when discussing the megalithic observatories and so on, make so much fuss over eclipses. I've seen a few in my time, since being allowed by my grandfather to stay up late one night to see Halley's comet (I was 7 at the time but that's another story). Eclipses can be interesting and sometimes spectacular, but once they are over, and the birds start singing again, nothing happens. Why all the terror and distress? The only explanation would be that sometimes something did occur which could be mistaken for an eclipse but which ...
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137. The Pyramid Age [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... at this point to have historified religio-myth associated with the 12th Dynasty Labyrinth and its parallels in the early palaces on Crete during the Middle Bronze period. The argument could then be made that Herodotus began Egyptian history in the Middle Kingdom and half a millennium after Dynasty 4 and the Pyramid age. Amun Re rose to prominence in the Middle Kingdom associated with ram's horns (horns that spiralled): see also Eric Crew's review of The Goddess of the Stones, Workshop 1991:2, p. 13. Cup and ring carvings on megalithic age stones, the spiral as a symbol, horns and rosettes etc became favourite motifs in diverse lands. Emmet, on p. 16, actually mentions the decapitation legend of Perseus and Medusa, and Lugh and Balor, associating them with a celestial event. Amun Re may represent the decapitated Atum Re of Old Kingdom Egypt. Atum Re was described as the Complete One, a primeval heavenly mountain, or 'great mound'. Revisionists are akin to 'old straight trackers' and 'ley line' enthusiasts. Instead of drawing lines ...
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138. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... printers in about one week and the final Workshop for 1987 was scheduled to be printed in January 1988. Although the Officers of the Society were sensitive to the fact that too many promises made in the past had been impossible to keep, there was renewed confidence behind the avowed aim to produce at least two Workshops and one Review in the next 12 months. There was discussion of the desirability of producing two different titled magazine (viz Workshop and Review) rather than one, and the Meeting opted to preserve the status quo. Megalithic Tour, 1988 This had unfortunately had to be cancelled due to insufficient bookings. It might be replaced by a conference or re-arranged at a later date. Election of Officers and Council The following were elected: David Salkeld (Treasurer), Jill Abery (Secretary), Val Pearce (Membership Secretary), David Roth, Derek Shelley-Pearce, Bernard Newgrosh, Eric Crew, Birgit Liesching, Alan Newby, Trevor Palmer and Wal Thornhill. Meetings It was hoped to organise one, or possibly two, seminars in the coming year ...
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... Collision. However, he does not leave the matter there, but introduces us to the activities of the local deities. Thus Lugh (whom he equates with Mars) battled with Balor (Baal/Venus) in a legend which almost exactly matches the Greek myth of Perseus and Medusa. There were even Irish athletic matches, the Aonach Tailteann corresponding to the Greek Olympiads held, like the Greek ones, in August and apparently founded at a similar time, shortly before the arrival of the Gaels. The building of the great megaliths and stone circles is dated by Sweeney to the 8th and 7th centuries BC (to which centuries he also dates the Pyramids) and he refers to Irish tradition that the circles are 'beltanies'- dedicated to the 'Fire of Beal' (help!). Beal corresponds to Baal, Belinos and the Greek Apollo. Not only is there Irish tradition to support this identification, but the 6th century BC Greek writer Hecataeus is also quoted in confirmation. The book does not just rely on mythology- language and alphabet are also ...
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140. Moons, Myths and Man [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... his tusks (the Ramayana). Brahma is cognate with Abram (which may indicate a semitic element in the Indus valley population) and Abram is associated with the inception of animal sacrifice; the eating of castrated pigs appears to imply the consumption of a god. Bellamy's treatment of Genesis Chapter I is extremely good but generally he fails to perceive the beauty of a cycle of recurring disasters (as perceived by Velikovsky and by Clube and Napier) and towards the end of the book he gives quite unbelievable treatments of Atlantis, the megaliths and various other garbled ideas. The book is readily available through the inter-library exchange system (my copy came from a library store in Dorking, Surrey and hardly appeared to have been lent out at all over the past 20 years). Phillip Clapham, April 1993. According to the Independent on Sunday, 4th April 1993, an American archaeologist and biblical scholar, Professor Thomas Thompson has lost his job because of his claims that Abraham, Moses, Joshua, King David and King Solomon did not exist and that the first ...
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