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261. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 5: CULTURAL REVOLUTION [Quantavolution Website]
... and must spend their lives in trying to do so. They cannot ignore the problem of control. They must try promptly every conceivable means of doing so, whether this means reaching into their own nerves and muscles for the purpose or stretching outwards into the environment and then reimposing controls via a group and its culture. Modern empiricists are often repelled by the mythologist who says that the ancients connected all with all. They cannot pursue the line of thought that connects everything-- lines, crosses, comets, sceptres, circles, megaliths, and seemingly everything else-- with a phallic symbol, for example. Or an eye with a comet, lightning bolt, an electric arc, a giant, a mountain, and so son. Anthropologists should make such connections as a matter of course; it is surprising when they do not. There are two main reasons for granting that the earliest humans possessed a holoculture and thought in terms of it. One is the evidence itself, so voluminous that a thick book could be prepared of all the demonstrable, ...
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... , possibly in the days of Jeroboam, or even later; but, for probably mechanical considerations, the work was not finished and the stone not removed, and the emulation of the early builders not completed.(1) In another place I intend to return to the problem of the Trilithon of Baalbek, when treating cyclopean buildings and the mechanical means of quarrying and transporting these monoliths. 1. 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. THE EMBOSSED QUADERS Aside from the incased trilithon, the attention of the visitor to Baalbek who inspects the wall of the acropolis is drawn to stones of a bossed shape with an indented rim on all four sides of the face of the stone. O. von Richter in 1822(1) and S. Wolcott in 1843(2) drew attention to the fact that the quaders of the wall of the temple area of the acropolis of Baalbek have the same ...
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... ,000 years, he said that the Sphinx must have been constructed between about 7,000BC and 5,000BC. As West pointed out, there are no indications that a civilisation capable of producing the Sphinx existed then in Egypt or anywhere else. However, by a strange twist of logic, he went on to suggest that the Sphinx was the creation of an even earlier civilisation, whose traces are buried where no-one has yet looked. Bauval and Hancock use similar logic to argue that because we cannot easily explain how the megalithic pillars and architraves in the Valley Temple of Khafre next to the Sphinx were put in place with the technology of 2,500 BC, this too must have been erected much earlier and both it and the Sphinx must date from 10,500 BC. The reason for choosing this particular date follows from their belief that the Giza complex and surrounding features form a vast map of the sky. Bauval argued in The Orion Mystery that the arrangement of the three main pyramids, with the smallest (Menkaure) slightly off the line ...
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... -750 and erratic texts of mid-second millenium in Babylonian otherwise accurate Babylon records in R. Stephenson studies. (New Scientist.) 27. Low-density comet impact blamed for Tunguska 1908 event (U. S. R.& D. Associates, New Scientist). 28. Meteroid impacts (5 to 10 km diam.) may have created various large basaltic oceanic plateaus. (Nature.) 30. Comets now observed frequently to impact on Sun. (New Scientist). 31. High anomalous magnetism and radioactivity detected at megalithic sites may indicate ancient man had sensing devices for astronomical constructions. (New Scientist.) 32. Lunar rock magnetism without lunar magnetic field raises questions of origins of rock. (New Scientist.) Most of the items were culled from conventional scientific sources such as the New Scientist and Nature. A much more extended, regular survey is obviously needed; still, that limited and antagonistic sources should provide access to so much relevant quantavolutionary material is noteworthy. The eye of the catastrophist (this quantavolutionary primevalogist) is trained to ...
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... to use Nicola Rilli's words, are based upon yet another enormous bed of ashes. I suspect that this bed may be tied to the mid-second millennium, but the question requires much more study. Surveys are needed for the Western Mediterranean area and Northern and Central Europe generally. An abundance of legends of catastrophes is offered, and the shadow of catastrophe hangs heavily over prehistory. Vast forests may have swept into or been drowned by a Baltic Sea formed at this time. Offering themselves for mid-second millennium construction and abandonment are hundreds of megalithic monuments throughout the vast area. The astronomical interest of these peoples is now proven. But, even if one is not a psychologist, one cannot think it is normal for people to cut and lug 100-ton stones to do a job that a few sticks of wood would accomplish-- watching the Sun and Moon. I think that around this time, in despair and disgust, the survivor custodians of Stonehenge may have given up their job. Suggesting a need for oceanographic archaeology are the legendary sinkings of lands mentioned in Eastern ...
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... of astronomical events from anywhere presents astral, planetary, or solar movements as unchanged or uniformly changing from before that time to afterwards." When Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision appeared in 1950, many a critic leaped at it claiming that eclipses of the times before 700 B. C. were known and hence the skies had been orderly for long before then. Over the years he and his supporters put to rest this claim. No such historical record exists; there is no anomaly present. Other critics were discovering in Stonehenge and other megalithic constructions an astronomical orientation that went back to the New Stone Age and is still valid. This is not so. Dr. Euan MacKie wrote about his investigations: "In the 16th or 15th centuries B. C. a second period of crisis began during which the dressed bluestone setting was dismantled, and joints on its stones battered off where possible, and most of the sockets for a new circle of bluestones were dug. This project was abandoned before completion.." Again no anomaly. A corollary of our first ...
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267. A New Theory of Celtic Festivals [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... impressive astronomical events of the year, demonstrates an Arctic past for the remote ancestors of the Celtic peoples and the reason why the Festivals are held on dates 'which coincide with none of the great hinges on which the solar year revolves' is satisfactorily explained. Conclusion It is not supposed that the Iron Age Celts of Europe were at all aware of the reasons for the timing of their festivals- only that from the remotest antiquity these seasons had been celebrated by their ancient Indo-European ancestors. Traces of the Arctic calendar can be found in Megaliths of much earlier date than the Celts. Gaynor Francis states:'... the long revered appearances of the early February, early May, early August and early November sunrises and sunsets, so important to the people of the Upper Palaeolithic period, would in like manner have been recorded by their Mesolithic descendants.' [39 Alignments to these astronomical events can be discerned in Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments built many centuries before the European Iron Age. Nevertheless, it is the Celts themselves who for some reason kept alive ...
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... at or near the sub-Saturnian point, would have had only a fraction of their comparable weight today. (Just for illustration, let us consider some rather extreme circumstances: if Saturn was four hundred times as massive as Earth, and if the centers of Saturn and Earth were separated by only twenty-one Earth-radii, then people and objects at the sub-Saturnian point were virtually weightless!) Any significant weight reduction would have had dramatic ramifications: we might expect organisms of greater size in both the plant and animal kingdoms (including humans); megalithic projects would be much easier to execute; and, without all that weight to carry around, people and animals might even have lived longer.*** There is a certain sloppiness about the way the words "eclipse" and "occultation" are used by astronomers and others. When the Moon blocks off the light of a star or of a planet, that is called an "occultation". But when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, and either partially or totally blocks off the light of the ...
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269. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... In Romance Isolde had long white tresses and she was connected with Brittany. The Carnac rows may therefore conform with the idea that religious architecture should reflect the shape or nature of deity. Long mounds could be representations of a comet and tail, common to the 5th and 4th millennia BC, and round mounds comets shorn of their tails and common to the late third and early second millennia BC (conventional dates). Even church spires point a finger towards the sky- abode of god. Pear shaped and egg shaped circles and megalithic tombs, the elliptical monuments of Alexander Thom, should also reflect an aspect of deity (also conical hills such as Silbury and Glastonbury Tor). A tor is a hill or prominence in the west country and is apparently sky orientated, which may indicate a connection with Taurus and Troy. Glastonbury, in tradition, is associated with Arthur and the Welsh (British) god Gwyn ap Nudd, leader of the Wild Hunt and phantom hounds racing through the sky on dark and stormy nights. The core of the Arthur story ...
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... Lasken, "Egyptian Monumental Evidence," in ibid. 1992:1, p. 30; P. Clapham's review of the privately published The Pyramid Age, by E. Sweeney, in ibid., p. 38; M. G. Reade, "Pyramid Builders and Hyksos," in ibid. 1994:1, p. 18; J. E. Lasken, "Egyptian Language Anomalies," in ibid. 1994:2, pp.14-15; H. Illig, "Cosmic Catastrophes and the Origin of Megalithic Cultures," Chronology and Catastrophism Review XVII (1995 Special Issue), p. 38; E. J. Sweeney (again), "The Hyksos Pyramid Builders," The Velikovskian III:4 (1997), pp. 40 ff. [98 Herodotus, op. cit., II:123. [99 Ibid., II:124. [100 Ibid., II: 125. [101 Compare here, for instance, the two accounts concerning the death and burial of Mycerinus' daughter ...
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