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201. Focus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... pastoral cultures of the 6th and 5th millennia BC when the Sahara was still green. Indian traditions and French folklore, among other things, indicate that the fire-bull rituals took place at certain periods of the year, namely the summer or winter solstices. This strongly suggests an astral significance for the fire-bull symbol, and possibly a connection with the megalithic monuments of prehistoric Europe. (Contrary to the anti-diffusionist views of Colin Renfrew, Dr Baity feels that the megalithic cultures of Europe had a common origin, and that they were not isolated from similar developments elsewhere in the Old World.) At the same time as this wide-ranging evidence for Neolithic and Bronze Age societies with an almost obsessive ...
202. Pyramid Builders and Hyksos [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... in open country, not a built-up area.* [Editor's note: Bob Porter points out that Thutmose IV also hunted here and referred to the sacred road of the gods to the necropolis west of On' (Breasted Ancient Records, Vol. 2, f 814). (iii) It is widely accepted that there was a megalithic building era which is recognisable almost all over the world. My basic suggestion is that the 880-730 BC era (or thereabout, as identified in my analysis of the Ninsianna tablets [7 ]) saw a series of earthquakes and landslides which released large quantities of stone for easy quarrying. Almost all known peoples seem to have seized the ...
203. The Wayward Sun [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... Machu Picchu." A mystical cord was secured by a great stone pillar to "guide" the sun across the sky, preventing it from losing course. This "Intihuatana" or "hitching post of the sun" may have been a ritualistic attempt to prevent another earth crust displacement. If so, then the mysterious appearance of solar megaliths (known as Sun Stones) around the globe may have represented ancient attempts to secure the sun in its new path across the sky after the Flood. A reined sun could not release another great flood. The earth would be safe for another year. This obsession with the stability of the sun's path is found in the American southwest ...
204. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... state religions. Is this behaviour really culturally superior? Europe National Geographic Sept 97, geographica, July 97, geographica, Science Frontiers No. 115, Jan-Feb 97, p. 5, Daily Mail 11.11.97, The Sunday Times 20.7 .97, The Observer 20.4 .97 The world's oldest known megalithic cemetery lies in northwest Ireland. Most of the remains buried there were cremated and date from 4800 to 3200 BC. Now a new tomb has been found from the same period and close by but the bodies were simply buried and most artefacts have no counterparts in the original cemetery. Were there two different cultures living together? Over in ...
205. Saturn's Children [Books] [de Grazia books]
... to whom sacrifices were made. THE PEOPLES OF SATURNIA The multiple kingdoms of Atlantis that Plato described may have been of the political and social order of Saturnia. Atlantis was a set of kingdoms of related cultures . It was perhaps Celtic and in close touch with the Tethyan-Mediterranean culture. Its survivors may have been the Stonehenge and megalithic builders of Western Europe. They remained under the influence of the Minoans, Phoenicians, and Mycenaeans. Atlantis can be best defined by a line enclosing all of the European northwestern continental platform from the Bay of Biscay to Scandinavia on the north, from the western banks of Ireland into Denmark and France. It is difficult to decide whether ...
206. Puzzles of Prehistory [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... that, in the gross tectonic disturbances which took place during Pleistocene glaciations, large numbers of people had died in all these ways. Performed on a small scale, with community concurrence, such killings were presumably apotropaic- calculated, as appeasement offerings, to ward off far worse misfortunes. An equally mysterious development from this same agricultural period is the megalithic complex. On every continent except Australia, large stone structures were erected by obscure means for equally obscure purposes. These structures range in type from the rude cromlech of Stonehenge in England to the sharply delineated pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Beyond a general impression that megaliths have both astronomical and religious significance, there is little agreement about them ...
207. Thoth Vol II, No. 17: Oct 31, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... refer to a period of unusually large human beings must be subject to the consistency test. It is certainly true that around the world, folk traditions associated various cultural remains with the activity of giants. They marveled at pyramids and towers and broken walls of former peoples. Popular Arabic tradition identifies "giants" as the builders of Middle Eastern megaliths. The Greeks proclaimed that a generation of giants had built the great fortifications at Tiryns and Mycenae. Scattered megaliths across Europe invited the same idea. Throughout Mesoamerica and South America it was claimed that the massive remains of earlier cultures had been constructed by giants. Similar ideas will be found in the South Pacific. Well, it is ...
208. Astroblemes of the Earth [Books] [de Grazia books]
... . Remnants are found buried under the fallout from later catastrophes (Velikovsky, 1955, p55, pp96-9, pp104ff). Repeated impacts (material and electrical) would disturb the Earth in its orbit within the magnetic tube. The globe would wobble, the magnetic axis would constantly seek realignment, only to be subjected to another disruption as another megalith fell (Dachille, 1963) or a gigantic thunderbolt struck. The assault would crack the crust in many places (Norman et al., p691), cause local uplifting, and alter the electric current in the outermost region of the Earth's conductive core. Meteoritic fallout would range from microscopic nodules, similar to those found in the ...
209. Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... show on an annual basis. Striking evidence for this contention comes from well-preserved Neolithic observatories in Ireland. Martin Brennan (1983), who spent over a decade investigating these structures, published a wonderful documentation of their features. Though he assumes them to be a product of solar worship, his research is thorough and includes mythological references to these megalithic works - most intriguing from the standpoint of this discussion is Tara. Brennan states that: "Tara lies 10 miles southwest of Newgrange and, like Newgrange, it is steeped in ancient myth and tradition. It has always been associated with Samhain, the Celtic observance of the year's turning in November, and this event is well documented ...
210. The Coming Cosmic Debate in the Sciences and Humanities: Revolutionary Vs. Evolutionary Primevology [Articles]
... please take note. Educators, take note. Why have these models been allowed to persist? Is history but an obsessed recapitulation of disastrous experiences? Is it but a shell-shocked capering? Call the role of ancient civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Crete, Cyprus, the Aegean, Greece, the Etruscans, the Romans, the Megalithic pre-historic humans of Europe, the Olmecs and Nayans, the Peruvians, the North American Indians, China, India, Iran, and so forth. Wherever one ventures equipped with the revolutionary theory, old historical evidence is reshaped and new theories emerge. Matters large and matters small become involved. How did the ball games of many cultures ...
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