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181. The Garden of Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... ), pp. 414-415. [3 Translated by James Darmesteter, Sacred Books of the East (New York, 1898.) [4 A. Carnoy, "Iranian Mythology," in L. Gray ed., The Mythology of All Races (Boston, 1917), pp. 280-281. [5 "Ararat and Eden," The ... was there that Gilgamesh hoped to find the secret to eternal youth and immortality in the form of a plant. Here, once again, it is possible to recognize the widespread mythological theme of a sacred paradisiacal garden atop the World Mountain (= Mt. Mashu). The sacred plant pursued by Gilgamesh, meanwhile, recalls the Haoma of Iranian lore. ... ? If so, does this mean that Venus' association with springs is the product of priestly speculation and thus has no reference to celestial phenomena? A cross-cultural analysis of astral myths reveals a surprising answer to this hypothetical question. Most telling, perhaps, is the fact that analogous traditions of a stream-fed garden surround the planet Venus in New World lore as ...
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182. The Saturn Theory [SIS C&C Review $]
... Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion. Together with Dave Talbott and Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane is one of the primary architects of the Saturn theory. His research interests include ancient mythology, archaeoastronomy, and evolutionary theory. He has an MS from Iowa State University, where he studied genetics and psychology. Summary The paper offers a brief summary of the Saturn ... of mythology only after the formation of the SIS. Peter James, Martin Sieff and Bernard Newgrosh all suggested that a better approach for 'The Primordial Light' would be from the mythological angle, followed by an immediate follow-up of a second article dealing with the scientific and physical side. He accepted this. All three contributed with a broad selection of myth motifs ... the turn of the century it was widely held that the most sacred traditions, telling of the Creation, Deluge, Golden Age, Dragon combat, etc. were 'nature' myths describing the stereotypical behaviour of the two primary celestial bodies, typically in allegorical or euhemeristic fashion [16. The Saturn theory offers a similar conclusion, with the all-important proviso that ...
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... . They lived in peace and quiet in their lands with many good things, rich in flocks and dear to the blessed gods.(3) Again, in the early mythology of China we find a similar vein: "It is remarkable," writes James Legge, "that at the commencement of Chinese history, Chinese tradition placed a period of ... a remnant not only of the catastrophes, but also of the state of human consciousness prior to the time when "the great fear" began to take hold. Using these myths as a key, we shall examine the ubiquity and insidiousness of the collective amnesia phenomenon in human consciousness today, and explore one perhaps the only way out of the dilemma. ... Whether as a cause or a result of this self-flagellation, man's dissatisfaction with himself [and his fellow man, one might add seems profound (16) If we accept the mythical accounts. the fall was not an event affecting only man's environment: the ancients do of course describe great cataclysmic upheavals, but in stories of the garden and the fall the ...
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184. Child of Saturn (Part II) [Kronos $]
... True, this, in itself, does not prove Velikovsky wrong. After all, the Greeks never identified Athene as Venus either. That particular identification rests its case on comparative mythology. It is, therefore, through a similar process that we must evaluate Velikovsky's identification of Vishnu and Shiva as Venus and Jupiter. What evidence did Velikovsky present for his identification ... pp. 18, 19, 23, 28, 55, 88, 116, 120, 134, 189, 261. 26. W. D. O'Flaherty, Hindu Myths (Harmondsworth, 1976), pp. 138-141. 27. D. Cardona, op. cit., pp. 34-44. 28. H. de Wilman-Grabowska, " ... wilderness by the clouds from paradise.(3) Paradise was a state of existence which mankind remembers with longing and which has been traced by mythologists in general to that so-called mythical time known as the Golden Age.(4) This Golden Age, even according to Velikovsky, was the age of Saturn.(5) What Targum Yerushalmi really tells ...
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185. Beyond Bauer [Aeon Journal $]
... Several things struck me as I read this list. First, how many of Velikovsky's central tenets still stand up and continue to serve as a foundation for ongoing studies in comparative mythology and historical reconstruction (Particularly points 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and, to a lesser extent, points 1, 3, 6, and 9) ... Collision, particularly that which belongs to the episodes of the Venus-comet and Martian war-god. (24) Ironically, it was Velikovsky who warned us of the inherent complexities attending the mythological material and of the danger of misplacing particular cataclysmic episodes: In a few cases it is impossible to say with certainty whether a record or a tradition refers to one or another ... , who summarizes the salient points of Velikovsky's work as follows: (1) The Bible and other ancient records contain much factual material about actual physical events; (2) Myths and folklore are built around descriptions of striking actual events that can be discerned by proper analysis; (3) Past catastrophes were so threatening to mankind that overt reminders of them ...
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... . 691-7040). Thus there is little difficulty in reconstructing among the Olmecs the original meaning of their supreme symbol. Monument 19 from La Venta To strengthen the connection with later mythology, it should be noted that rarely is the jaguar sculpted in its natural form; the predominant mode was to infuse elements from other creatures and thus create a monster even more ... been said to show that a complete reevaluation of the Olmec archaeological evidence in the light of catastrophism would be fruitful. We have in fact been brought to the verge of the mythological aspect of the record, and before passing on to that I would like to look briefly at what the great Olmec stone sculptures themselves seem to be representing. The Olmecs have ... : what he has done (his migrations and his rituals), what he has made (his monuments and his symbolic art-forms), and what he has said (his myths and his annals). Two specific methods stand out in Velikovsky's effort to order this material. The first is chronological: to extract from the great mass of human testimony all ...
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... The percent of Oral Tradition from Moses included in Aggadah (Talmudic legend) is very minimal. Aggadists in every era freely used, reformed, and built on gentile legends and mythology, using them as a vessel for moral teachings. Despite all that, I understand that the above relates to the onset of a paradisiacal epoch. How long did it last ... supported, it is rooted in misinformation. Even the Bible makes it clear that star worship is one of the most abhorrent ideas to Jews. It is even prohibited to depict mythological representations of stars, moons, and constellations. Star worship is explicitly mentioned as a blatant form of idolatry which YHWH commands us to destroy. Why? Because the root of ... about the events of the Creation, to demonstrate the impact it had on the world, to glean what he can from world myth. But be careful: Greek and Mayan myths have no oral tradition to carry the original intentions of the authors. These writings are therefore mincemeat for anyone to read whatever they like into them. The Jews, on the ...
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188. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... goddesses- both much older than the Greeks, and older than the time (ca. 1500 BC) when Velikovsky says that Venus first appeared. Rose (Handbook of Greek Mythology, p. 122) states that Aphrodite was very ancient and her cult was not Greek. Athene is also pre-Greek according to W. K. C. Guthrie (The ... (Rose, p. 108). According to the older legends, Athene was not the offspring of Zeus, but was the daughter of Poseidon (Graves- The Greek Myths, p.45) or Triton/Tritos (Cox, p. 249), both of which were closely associated with water. Cox( p.249) states that the god Tritos ... strong association by the Greeks, if the catastrophes had occured as Velikovsky has stated. As a matter of fact, Aphrodite is never associated with Venus, according to LANGDON (Mythologies of All Races, Vol. 5: "Semitic", p.15). MOE MANDELKEHR Cinnaminson, N.J. PETER JAMES comments:- I find the claim that two Greek ...
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189. Velikovsky's Martian Catastrophes [Aeon Journal $]
... as valid as the historical annals in this respect? To be sure, it is; but let it be stated, right at the start, that Velikovsky's knowledge of Martian mythology proves somewhat suspect. This is evident when he states that: "There does not exist, at least in the extant material, any mention of the first appearance of Mars ... What, then, of the evidence Velikovsky presented in the second half of Worlds in Collision? Circumstantial as it may be, is not this evidence valid? Is not the mytho-historical record, for one thing, as valid as the historical annals in this respect? To be sure, it is; but let it be stated, right at the start ... opinion. To most mythologists, the Greek Ares is just as prominent in mythology as is the Roman Mars. In fact, if one had to judge by the number of myths attributed to each of these two deities, one will have to conclude that the Greek Ares was much more prominent. Velikovsky makes much of the Roman festivals held in honor of ...
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190. The Mixtec Tree of Origin [Aeon Journal $]
... refers his readers to the picture in question. Thus the T-shaped structure that had first caught my eye is identified as a tree. There are two other brief references to Mixtec mythology in the same work. The first comes from that fount of mythological insight, Mircea Eliade, who states that the Mixtec creation occurs "within the great circle of the gods ... the serpent of heaven." [5 A detail from another codex illustration, apparently showing a Mixtec first couple sitting "on the back of the great serpent," is then included by Eliot in another of his essays. [6 Gordon Brotherston stresses the importance which some Middle American accounts of man's creation place on the locality of man's first appearance. ... as early as 700 B.C., was centered about Cholula. The illustration is taken from a part of a Mixtec codex, an origin-myth." Now I have always loved myths of origin, so I had to get to the bottom of this. What else could I find out? The Mixtec (pronounced "Mishtek") lived in what is ...
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