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111. Cosmic Catastrophism [Aeon Journal $]
... 700 years earlier, in 687 B.C.? Velikovsky doesn't say. Questions of applicability also surround Velikovsky's use of the Popul Vuh and other Mayan manuscripts. These accounts of Mayan mythology and history were only written down following the Spanish conquest of Yucatan in the sixteenth century A.D., many centuries after the end of the most flourishing period of Maya culture, ... the character of the planet Mars or as references to catastrophes supposedly produced in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. A further problem with Velikovsky's methodology concerns his somewhat arbitrary identifications of mythological characters with the planets Mars or Venus. He often provides no evidence that the people who created the myths he quotes meant them to refer to these specific planets. For example ... Exodus, he became convinced that some natural upheaval had occurred at the time of Moses and that it should have been noted by Egyptian authors as well as in the texts, myths, epics, and folklore of other ancient peoples. So, over the next few years he searched the records of one ancient nation after another locating what he thought to be ...
112. "Let There be Light" [Kronos $]
... , we find the belief that, in the beginning, the chaos from which the world emerged was like an egg.(30) We find the same motif in the mythology of the Greeks and their predecessors. The Pelesgian creatrix, Eurynome, the Goddess of all things, having risen naked from chaos, laid what the ancients alluded to as the ... the waters and of fire from the moist mass of primeval matter, and of Ra from Nu [or Nun-- the primordial waters, formed the starting point of all mythological speculations, conjectures, and theories of the Egyptian priests."(88) He then explains this by stating: "The light of the sun gave birth to itself out ... egg and set the Universe in motion.(32) Half a world away, among the islands of Oceania, the same motif continues to surface on many an archipelago. Myths of Tahitian origin also describe the primordial egg which Ta'aroa (the same as Tangaroa) then breaks into two halves from which he formed the sky and the Earth.(33 ...
113. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... so that the 'gods' could sit there along with the men. There is, as Saurat points out, ample evidence for a time of gods and men in every ancient mythology. The bible itself gives evidence although putting the 'gods' in their place as 'giants'. (However the idea of 'God walking with Adam in the cool of the evening ... need to be integrated into a Velikovskian viewpoint if one is going to insist on the superiority of the latter's more focused 'cosmogeny' backed as it is by such ample evidence from mythological sources. Of course, an H. S. Bellamy supporter might wish to maintain that originally it was the captured satellites that were given the names Jupiter and Venus, etc ... the tribe of the Garamantes from Greece via Libya. And he picks up from Stecchini and develops the idea of a network of cult centres, related to the Sirius and Argo myths, identified by 'omphalos' or navel-stones, and precisely located on parallels of latitude. But where did this Sirius information originate? According to the Dogon, it was brought by ...
114. Morning Star II [Aeon Journal $]
... Helel from Isaiah's passage into the Saturnian scenario. In a paper which he published in AEON, he compared the Helel myth to others from Norse, Near Eastern, and Mesoamerican mythology and came to the conclusion that the rebellion against the Saturnian deity was actually led by the Venerian goddess. (18) In following articles, however, Cochrane also collected numerous ... "the morning star all over the West Semitic world from Syria to South Arabia." (62) Because of this association, like Helel, Attar has gone down in mythological treatises as "the god manifest in the Venus-star..." (63) The Saturnian Configuration. NOTE: While this early version as envisioned by David Talbott in 1977 ... came to the conclusion that the rebellion against the Saturnian deity was actually led by the Venerian goddess. (18) In following articles, however, Cochrane also collected numerous comparative myths the collective strength of which indicate beyond a reasonable doubt that it was actually the Martian hero who thus attempted to dethrone the Saturnian deity. What lies behind this aggregated myth? ...
115. Stairway to Heaven [Aeon Journal $]
... idea that the gods are really stars, and that there are no others. The forces reside in the starry heavens, and all the stories, characters and adventures narrated by mythology concentrate on the active powers among the stars, who are the planets." [1 In recent years signs abound that other scholars are arriving at similar opinions. Linda Schele ... typical bombastic fashion, has labeled this view the "Big Lie" behind the Saturnist research agenda. It is true that, in the earliest Egyptian, Vedic, and Greek mythological traditions, the planets are rarely mentioned by their astronomical name. Why, then, do we insist that the respective planets were important players in these cultures? Well, for ... of ancient myth: "Max Muller and his school must be given great credit for having discovered, and to some extent deciphered, the astronomical code so often used by the myths." [3 Granted the possibility that ancient myth encodes astronomical information of one form or another, how do we establish that point in cultures which did not make a habit ...
116. The Polar Sun [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... space of a day from sunset to sunset, and the habit appears to have prevailed among northern European peoples. (27) This widespread custom poses a special problem for solar mythology. If, originally, the day began with the disappearance of the solar orb and the coming out of other heavenly bodies, who is the great god who shines at the ... . Faulkner, The coffin Texts, Spell 257. Budge, From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt, 394. Pyramid Texts 1016. Pyramid Texts 1168-70 Quoted in Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 29. Hence Re not only "comes out" in the Tuat, but "rests" there also. Piankoff, The Litany of Re ,25. Budge ... Of this tradition early man has left us evidence far too numerous to cover fully in this volume. I offer below a summary of the principal sources. SUN AND SATURN The myths and rites celebrate Saturn as the primeval sun. Today, few mythologists looking back across several millennia to the beginnings of astral religion see anything more than worship of the rising and ...
117. The Methodology of Patten's Martian Scenario [Aeon Journal $]
... the fact that, in the same breath, he presents Phaethon as the son of Apollo. (19) Where, may I ask, does Phaethon Apollo appear in Greek mythology? And/or where is Phaethon ever claimed to have been the son of Apollo? To say the least, and we shall be saying much more, such ignorance does ... named Jupiter (Zedek) as having influenced Abraham's life. To propose, instead, that this planet was Mars is to reconstruct a scenario that is at variance with the very mytho-historical record on which it is supposed to be based. This tactic, of course, is not new among cosmic scenarists. Hans Bellamy was guilty of a similar practice. To ... , the celestial body of catastrophic import was the Moon. When, however, his research turned up mythological items about the Sun which he wished to use as evidence of lunar catastrophism, he was not deterred. He simply informed his readers that, in these myths, the Moon, rather than the Sun, was really meant. (103) I ...
118. Planetary Identities: II The Mythology of Homer [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1989 No 1 (May 1989) Home¦ Issue Contents Planetary Identities: II The Mythology of Homer by Dwardu Cardona 1. Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon This, the second part of my amiable debate with Chris Boyles turns now to some of his more specific objections. Concerning the planetary identifications I had earlier ... 24, whom the Rig Veda equates with Agni [25 and thus, inadvertently with Saturn [26. As strange as it may seem to us, this would associate the mythological sky, or heaven, with the planet Saturn. The proof of this comes from the Sanskrit Saurikah which means both 'paradise' and 'heaven' but is also a name for ... Atharvaveda (Delhi, 1973), p. 12 33. Linga-Purana, I:58:3 34. J. W. Perry: Lord of the Four Quarters: Myths of the Royal Father (N.Y., 1970), p. 121 35. D. Shelley-Pearce: op. cit., p. 40 36. C. Boyles ...
119. Myth, Mandala, and the Collective Unconscious [Kronos $]
... hypothesis. REFERENCES 1. C. Scott Littleton, "The 'Kingship of Heaven' Theme: Phoenician, Babylonian, Hittite, Hurrian, Iranian, Norse, Parallels to Greek Mythology," in Myth and Law Among the Indo-Europeans. Jaan Puhvel, ed. (University of California Press, 1970), 83. 2. lbid, 84. 3 ... intriguing implications for the theories above since, from the perspective of catastrophism, the similarities between motifs chosen by Freud and by Jung to characterize unconscious content and motifs of the kingship-of-heaven myths suggest that both researchers unknowingly encountered psychic elements stemming from ancestral experience of cosmic catastrophes. In this light, recent information concerning the universal natural development in children's art of the mandala ... , having overthrown Kronos, must later battle and overcome the monster, Typhon, before the kingdom is secured. (2) According to Velikovsky's theory of cosmic catastrophism, such mythical motifs are records of cosmic violence and change occurring in ancient times whose original meaning has been lost. Properly interpreted they tell of explosions, collisions, orbital shifts, and other ...
120. Exploring The Saturn Myth [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the ability of his model to 'predict' certain (and very specific) mythological connections and/or associations. However, in five major essays on the key subject, world mythology, no mention had been made of Australian Aboriginal mythology. Not knowing much about the subject, but by then familiar with the broad themes of Talbott's theory, I decided to ... symbol. In each of the essays the author challenges his readers to search out the themes and test the ability of his model to 'predict' certain (and very specific) mythological connections and/or associations. However, in five major essays on the key subject, world mythology, no mention had been made of Australian Aboriginal mythology. Not knowing much ... to the sky as we know it or to forms other than those of this highly specific model.' The test for me, then, was simple: Do the Aboriginal myths unfailingly portray the sky as it is now, and if not, do they record forms other than Talbott's highly specific model? The illustration shows the appearance of the proposed Polar ...
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