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251. The Cambridge Conference [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... thousands, not millions, of years ago, at the time of the Flood, the Cretaceous/Tertiary event marked the division of continents and that the end of the ice-ages occurred around 2,300 BC, caused by an increased tilt of the Earth. John Bimson considered the biblical evidence for catastrophes. Velikovsky's scenario had been founded on the idea of the Exodus taking place at the time of a great catastrophe in the middle of the second millennium BC. Did biblical traditions support this? The implication of the astronomical use of megalithic monuments would indicate that these were built after any major Earth shifting catastrophe and radiocarbon dating led to the conclusion that any such catastrophe took place at the end of the Egyptian Old Kingdom, in line with Mandelkehr's 2,300BC event. The destructions in the Middle Bronze Age were not so widespread as those of the Early period and could have been caused by man. All the events of the Exodus could be explained by normal, though exaggerated, happenings, except for the pillar of fire, which could be considered a metaphor ...
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252. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... They dated the abandoned town to 2200 BC, though how is not reported, and therefore suggest the drought was part of a major shift in weather patterns in many different areas of the world 4000 years ago. They do however suggest that refugees fled to nearby southern Mesopotamia, which had somehow escaped the disaster, and have yet to explain how a drought can last for 300 years. Astral worship on Menorca Traveller, Autumn 1993, p. 39 Despite its small size, the Balearic island of Menorca holds Europe's highest concentration of megalithic monuments. Of the three types of structure, talyots, navetas and taulas, the last are thought to indicate astral worship by the Bronze Age people who lived there 3000 years ago. They consist of a single upright topped by a large horizontal stone. They all face the same way, which is taken to be south where, supposedly, the Southern Cross could be seen at that period. However, if one side faces south, the other must face north. What would they have seen there? Where did the ...
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... understood as previously thought. I have been studying this subject for only 2 years, and there seem to be as many trails as there are in a labyrinth. :) One of the books I've read, <Maze Patterns>, by Aidan Meehan, traces labyrinths back to the earth goddess myths. How convoluted the earth goddess myths can be! Meehan starts with the chevron, goes through spirals, key patterns (although he doesn't like the term), other goddess symbols, and drawings of plans of court cairns (megalithic tombs) found in Ireland, c. 5000 BC. The cairns supposedly represent the goddess in a pregnant state, and the maze aspect to the tombs is a birth ritual. Then he associates Neolithic carvings with warrior-hero myths. I find it fascinating! But how accurate is it? Dave Talbott says These are of course the associations I suggested based on a much broader analysis. But while most scholars can recognize such associations, they cannot produce an intelligible explanation, due primarily to the fact that their interpretations are drawn from ...
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254. Thoth Vol. IV, No 13 Aug 31, 2000 [Thoth Website]
... how this would create the observed stability of the solar system, with his uncanny prescience he had pointed the way to the Electric Universe. Since then sceptical scholars have shown Velikovsky's historical perspective of cataclysmic events to be wrong. However, his basic premise of planetary encounters has been confirmed and the details fleshed out to an extraordinary degree. Several pioneering researchers in this new field now agree that awe-inspiring planetary encounters did occur in pre-history. To the most ancient civilizations they were a culturally defining memory. They were the inspiration for pyramids, megaliths, statues, totems and sacred rock art. The survivors of global upheaval felt it imperative that the memory be preserved and passed down faithfully to future generations in the expectation that the "gods" would return. The memorialization took the form of architecture, ritual and story to re-enact the apocalyptic power of the planetary gods over human destiny. Such a catastrophic beginning explains why civilization appeared like a thunderclap out of nowhere. Unfortunately, with no reference points in the present behavior of the planets, the stories lost their real meaning ...
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255. The Secret of Baalbek [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... . 264. Michaelis, Supplementa ad lexica hebraica, p. 201; Rosenmüller, Biblical Geography, I. ii, p. 281, Wilson, Lands of the Bible, II, p. 384. Herodotus, Histories II. 42; Diodorus Siculus 1.13.2. G. Hoffman, ? Aramäische Inschliften.? ? Zeitschrift für Assyriologie, XI (1896), p. 246. See the recent discussion by Jean-Pierre Adam, ? À propos du trilithon de Baalbek, Le transport et la mise à l ? oeuvre des mégalithes,? Syria LIV (1977), pp. 31-63. O. von Richter, Wallfahrt, p. 88; quoted by Ritter, Die Erdkunde, XVII, p. 231. S. Wolcott, ? Notices of Jerusalem; and Excursion to Hebron and Sebeh or Masada; and Journey from Jerusalem northwards to Beirut, etc.? in Bibliotheca Sacra (1843), p. 82; quoted by Ritter, Die Erdkunde, XVII, p. 232. See von Schubert, Reise in das Morgenland, op ...
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256. Exploring The Saturn Myth [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Arm) put an end to the rule of giants by blinding their terrible leader with a carefully prepared sling stone. The same idea seems to be at the root of the humanised battle between the handsome hero David (divine aspect of the king) and Goliath. The latter name has a Luwian suffix or ending that may be associated with the sea peoples and the Philistines. Originally the name could have been (o)G-ol or og-el (great god) and appears to be very nearly Golan (heights), with its megaliths, and analogies with Og the biblical giant who survived the flood by sitting on Noah's Ark. I say this because the story of Samuel decapitating the unfortunate Agag could be a variation on the same theme (and name) representing regurgitated myth in a human dimension (with features of sacrifice). Ag+ag appears to have the meaning of 'great'+ 'great', as in giant= great size, and Ag is cognate with Og. Phillip Clapham Notes and References 1) C&C Workshop 1988:1 ...
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... The Exodus Problem and Its Ramifications. (1) At approximately the same time, Tom Chetwynd came to the same conclusion. Then, in 1991, he published The Age of Myth, (2) a book on his position. He has published various articles over the years, primarily in the Los Angeles-based Catastrophism and Ancient History, which has also published pieces by Courville. Courville and Chetwynd both noted the general consensus on the Palestinian stratigraphical record: The Early Bronze Age in Israel was noted for great walled cities, virtually megalithic in their construction. At the end of the Early Bronze Age, these cities and their people were overthrown by invaders from east of the Jordan River, widely assumed to have come from Mesopotamia or from the north, although there is no direct evidence of this. The invaders are assumed to be the Canaanites of the Bible. At first nomads, the Canaanites later developed a wealthy, cultured and literate civilization which reached its height in the mysterious Hyksos Empire of the Middle Bronze II period. At this time, the composite ...
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... been stained with the blood of human victims." (43) How and why these traditions were associated with a planet now barely visible at a billion miles away has been masterfully outlined in Talbott's The Saturn Myth. In this essay I have concerned myself primarily with identifications.(44) Clearly, however, the labyrinthine surroundings of the Minotaur, Tlaloc, and Huwawa refer to Saturn's once brilliantly-visible ring system, and not to some imaginary process operating upon our present Sun. These labyrinthine gods and monsters, coupled with the labyrinthine megaliths and drawings which can be found all over the globe, form some of the most intriguing and important evidence in favor of the thesis of a once universally dominant Saturn.(45) REFERENCES 1. R. Graves, The Greek Myths, Vol. I (N.Y., 1960). Since the Minoan myths are scattered through this work, the reader should check the index under the appropriate entries. Sometimes, the accounts indicate that seven youths and seven maidens were sacrificed. 2. A. B. Cook, ...
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... Kintraw contours to those from Sheephill Fort, Bibby did try to provide a "simple and direct answer" to the question posed by MacKie at Kintraw. Petrofabric analysis, however, could not provide the answer, being a very unsophisticated technique patently unable to discriminate between a natural or human genesis for the stone layer. Other evidence must be called for before the hypothesis that the stone layer was created by man can be vindicated. Unfortunately for those who contend that the stone layer was the creation of the "astronomer priesthood" of megalithic times, the available evidence (28) flatly contradicts this contention that the stone layer was man-made. REFERENCES 1. J. A. Catt and A. H. Weir, "The Study of Archaeologically Important Sediments by Petrofabric Techniques," Geoarchaeology, edited by D. A. Davidson and M. L. Shackley (London, 1976), p. 65. 2. J. S. Bibby, "Petrofabric Analysis," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, A, 276 (1974) ...
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... of Super Uranus deluged the Earth with "meteoritic till", vast intrusions of dusty débris. In a short outburst the débris, which in some geologists' minds must have taken millions of years to sift down, might be plunked down upon the lithosphere. Donnelly (1883/ 1970) argues that vast fields of till scattered over the world are cometary fallout and not the remains of ice ages. It is more likely that both ice and till were of superterrestrial origin. The first pre-nova eruption of Super Uranus probably rained down megaliths, rocks, glass, gravel and sand, but ice and water also fell from the sky in great amounts. The Earth was inundated with water condensed electrically from the plenum. Typhoons formed in explosions and towered into the plenum (de Grazia, 1981). They might occasionally be seen- roaring, stumbling pillars of smoke, water, electrical discharges and debris: veritable automotive disasters. New winds blew the waters across the face of the land. Since there is no compelling reason to suppose that great basins existed on ...
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