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291. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... know what the Saturn scenario, or Polar Configuration, is all about but have been unable to obtain a copy of Talbott's earlier book. This presentation is an analysis of universal mythological themes and depicts aspects of the physical model of the ancient Solar System which Talbott has concluded must have been that experienced by early man. Beginning with the 'Golden Age', ... its interdisciplinary research presenting a picture of an electric universe within which the catastrophic events described in myth can be explained. Thornhill covers an amazing range of phenomena from plasma physics to mythical symbols and presents convincing electrical explanations for observed astronomical phenomena which astrophysicists have ad hoc dabs at. Thornhill explains our Sun, surface scars on the Moon and Mars, evidence that ... is a young planet and much more. He sets the scene for a plausible explanation of the Polar Configuration of mythologists Talbott et al and could well be leading the way into the science of the third millennium. Symbols of an Alien Sky by David Talbott This is a splendid opportunity for those readers who have been intrigued to know what the Saturn scenario, ...
292. The SIS Silver Jubilee Event, September 1999 [SIS C&C Review $]
... Roms and an edition of Pensée. Sunday morning was kick started by Dwardu Cardona outlining what he himself called the 'bizarre' theory of the Saturnian configuration as constructed over decades of mythological research. Before his audience had time to fully muster their incredulity, Wal Thornhill masterfully gave them some solid astronomical reasons to keep their doubts in abeyance as he outlined recent challenges ... of ancient astronomical records and calendars and the first part of his paper came to a rather radical chronological down-dating. The second part introduced us to Lynn's own views of the Saturn myths, which may not be exactly in accord with those of the Talbott, Cardona, Cochrane school, but are still way beyond entertaining by most scientists, or even mythologists. ... not only presented us with his interpretation of myth as description of configurations seen in the sky by ancient peoples but also introduced us to the idea that such myth was produced as a result of unusual electromagnetic phenomena. This led us directly towards the new ideas which would be propounded on the morrow to an audience perhaps not yet aware of the rather mind-blowing progress ...
293. Mysteries of the Sacred Universe: The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana (Book Review) [Aeon Journal $]
... , on a different level, ancient astronomical lore. He is thus able to show that the ancient Hindus were well versed in astronomical matters even though they expressed this science in mythological terms. Moreover, a comparison with similar knowledge contained in the ancient texts of the Near East, and even Egypt, indicates a close cultural connection between India and these civilizations ... to model the traditional cosmography on the basis of their science." [1 This brings to mind Ken Moss's revelation concerning the modern Maya who attempt to explain their ancestors' myths by relating them to the modern sky. As Moss declared: "Unfortunately, this tends to confirm the preconceptions of Mayanists who reinforce their belief that their mundane interpretations must perforce ... once encircled the Saturnian orb are also hinted at. One not only finds references to the "solar" chariot, but even that this chariot possessed only one wheel. The mythical "sun" is presented as having occupied the centre of Brahmanda, which translates as Brahma's egg. Not only that, but this "sun" is there described as having ...
294. Planets as gods (corrected version) [SIS Internet Digest $]
... "gods" identified with the planet Venus that massive human sacrifices were offered in order to stave off a repetition of earlier catastrophes. Central texts on aspects of planetary and stellar mythology include: Plato: Timaeus and Epinomis Proclos: Commentary on the Timaeus of Plato Velikovsky: Worlds in Collision von Dechend and de Santillana: Hamlet's Mill ... that, in fact, the opposite is the case: the Gods, at the core of their being, are planets and stars, and the most pertinent of their "myths" deal with real events in the history of the solar system and of the "heavens." In particular, it is essential to understand that on both sides of the ... : Shane Henry Mage, email@example.com Date: 10 Jan 1996 00:49:50 -0500 Stephanie M. Bowser writes:> Does anyone out there agree that the mythical gods such as> Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto that the planets were names after> could actually be beings unto themselves just on a higher> plane of sorts? If you ...
295. Comments: on the First Issue [Catastrophism Geology $]
... Earth and the solar system- for example of the value of the persistent traditions of bituminous materials falling from the sky. Velikovsky was the first to consider problems in geology and mythology together to develop valid models. He concluded from the human record that some of the Earth's petroleum deposits are of recent date and are extraterrestrial in origin. This claim of a ... explanations" of meteorites that restricted themselves to purely terrestrial effects (1). In my opinion Velikovsky's greatest contribution to catastrophism is his demonstration of the value of human records, myths and traditions in questions of the past of the Earth and the solar system- for example of the value of the persistent traditions of bituminous materials falling from the sky. Velikovsky ... by thinkers such as Roszak, Thompson, Vallée and Misraki (4). V. only has updated and popularised the use of these records for the substantiation of catastrophes in mythical times. In his geological volume, Earth in Upheaval, he has brought together much evidence for the past occurrence of catastrophes. But which ones? To find that out, ...
296. The Celestial Whirlpool Lake [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... dislikes of this kind, whether or not they are found to have a local significance, lies the ancient belief in good or evil emanations from the cardinal points. In Chinese mythology the beliefs connected with wind and water are of fundamental importance. Wind is controlled by the White Tiger god of the west and water by the Green Dragon god of the east ... constellation- The Chinese "Bushel"- Scandinavian "World Mill"- The Revolving Heavens-" World Mill" and Whirlpool- Northern Stars in Pyramid Age Early Egyptian stellar myths solarised -Northern Stars in "Sun-boat"- Sirius as "Year Star"-" Great Bear" as Set who felled Osiris- Pole Star as Babylonian god- Biblical reference ... turkey. 17 He was the first to bring home knowledge of the rites and mysteries which were considered necessary to ensure the food supply and cure disease by renewing life. The mythical "lake or whirlpool where the whirling logs are said to be is", writes Mr. Matthews, "called Teonihilin, or 'Waters that Flow Around'", and ...
297. Ancient Near Eastern Chronology: To Revise or not to Revise? [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... . This suggests its origins lay before dynastic Egypt (and the Egyptians practised circumcision) and so called civilisation in general. The wondrous physical phenomena of Exodus is duplicated in the mythology of dynastic Egypt, i.e. it was of mythic age long before Moses was extent. We must presume on that basis a very remote origin in human terms. At this ... we may ask ourselves why should an event so long ago survive within the human psyche. Velikovsky has provided us with the answer, and it is so simple. A cosmic disaster involving a cometary body would have been part of a recurring cycle, the initial terrifying episode periodically reawakened in the psyche by the recurring appearance of the cometary body (or bodies ... the human psyche contains etc. Nowadays, the new order (after a phase of turmoil) has been absorbed by political theorists of various persuasions in revamped modern versions of religious myths. The cycle appears to have continued into the historical period, but less ferociously so, albeit in a weakly fashion. Ancient sites display evidence of unexplained periodic destruction whilst the ...
298. A Personal Report on, and Irreverent Look at, the World Conference 'Planetary Violence in Human History' Portland, Oregon, January 3-5, 1997 [SIS C&C Review $]
... and it's going to strike us again if we don't take precautions!' He repeated his theory, from The Cosmic Serpent and The Cosmic Winter, that the catastrophes reported in mythology were caused by the break-up of a super-comet c. 40,000 years ago at the start of the last glaciation. This was one super-comet among many and biological evolution itself ... the rest. Goats, indeed!) Paul LaViolette: 'Stellar Ciphers, Galactic Superwaves, and the Legendary Cataclysm'. LaViolette has a background in geology but talked about ancient myths encoded in astrology. As far as I can make out, he was saying that if you look at a representation of the zodiac arranged as a band, Sagittarius has an ... also hinted at the possibility of an advanced civilisation putting that face on Mars and passing on the memory. Over 3.2 Myrs? How? Sunday Dwardu Cardona: 'Mythology vs. Mythologists'. Myths record the history of the Solar System. In Sumerian, the cuneiform for 'god' and 'star' is the same. The ancients had a totally different perception ...
299. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... I, sits open in front of me here as I write and is totally silent about a battle at or near 'Dur' or Der. Bernard Newgrosh, Manchester The Genesis Mythology Dear Sir, Dwardu Cardona's article 'The River of Ocean' in Review XI (1989), struck some very interesting chords in relation to a book I had recently come across ... , Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt and North Africa could all stem from a common origin in the Caucasus. Cohane takes us further afield. Using hundreds of examples of place and mythological names based on a very few key phonemes, he argues, in the vein of Cyrus Gordon's Before Columbus, that there is substantial evidence that there were two waves of sea-borne ... groups but Renfrew does not hazard a guess at the location of the one ancestral group. Walker, however, has done just this. He argues that both Olympian and Egyptian mythologies echo the Biblical, and that a close study of the latter, especially the description of the land of Eden, points strongly to a Neolithic origin in the Caucasus. Geographically ...
300. The Cosmic Serpent by Victor Clube and Bill Napier [Kronos $]
... , a subject which has become increasingly popular and respectable in scientific circles during recent years. It is also interdisciplinary, covering topics as diverse as astronomy, geology, evolution, mythology, archaeology, and ancient history. Whereas most modern authors of quasi-catastrophist theories limit themselves to a single event or a series of related events, in this their first book, ... evidence of a massive faunal turnabout in the Americas at that time, (23) which makes the Antarctic core evidence far from disconcerting-- it is potentially very useful. MYTHOLOGICAL NIGHTMARE Sadly, in the field of mythology, Clube and Napier are unable to match the standard they set for their astronomy. Their effort, although plausible, is riddled with ... time fragments of the comet collided with our planet. Weaving a cloth from threads of Greek, Biblical, and Egyptian history, Clube and Napier argue convincingly that many of the myths and legends of ancient times can be explained in terms of the evolution of this comet. Cometary fragments, seen apparently fighting in the night sky, were regarded as gods and ...
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