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381. Mercury and the Tower of Babel [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... (2) and might have been on an orbit which brought it dangerously close to our planet on occasions. I suggest that on one occasion one of its outer moons was detached from Jupiter by Earth's gravitational field. That moon would have been Mercury: in Babylonian mythology Nebo (Mercury) was the son of Marduk (Jupiter).(3) Mercury is about the correct size to be a detached moon and many conventional scientists have toyed with the idea that it was an escaped moon of Venus. Because of the dominance ... . I am also considering the possibility that Mercury may have orbited our planet for a short time. 7. Mythology, an Illustrated Encyclopaedia, p. 89. 8. Legends of the Bible, pp. 84-5 9. In the story of Thamus, a mythological king of Egypt, Thoth is reproached for having invented writing. Having invented writing, the Egyptians of a later age, although they could read what was written, they could not understand it. See Plato, Phaedrus, 274-5. Errata We regret a mistake ...
382. Historical Paradise and Collective Psychology [Horus $]
... these ancient paradise myths carefully but to deny them historical validity. Instead, they interpret them as symbols of unconscious psychological processes either unique to early man, or common to all human beings of all generations. Typical of this approach is Theodore Reik's suggestion that Golden Age mythology is a metaphor for the womb and infancy, and Freud's description of the fall from paradise as a distorted memory of parricide among our stone-age ancestors. While this nonhistorical approach to paradise myths may have yielded some fruitful insights into the human psyche, it seems to ... at will. Likewise, according to the Hopis and Mayas the original human beings were all-knowing, wise and godlike, and the first world the happiest and most perfect. It has been the fashion among scholars for the past century or more to collect these ancient paradise myths carefully but to deny them historical validity. Instead, they interpret them as symbols of unconscious psychological processes either unique to early man, or common to all human beings of all generations. Typical of this approach is Theodore Reik's suggestion that Golden Age mythology is a ...
383. Newton And Historical Science [Kronos $]
... that their cause could be traced to the actions of comets. It is in the light of Newton's preoccupation with the role of comets that one must understand his concern with historical studies; these included a complete theory of the origin of civilization, a theory about how mythology should be interpreted, and a radical revision of accepted ancient chronology. On these topics he became engaged in an intense polemic with certain French scholars, and in the last years of his life was polemicizing not only with Whiston, but also with Nicolas Fréret ( ... thought had developed quite early and hence that the history of mankind must be much longer than that calculated by Bishop Ussher, whose date of 4004 B.C. for Creation was adopted by Newton.* Fréret also assumed that the accounts provided by ancient authors and by ancient mythologies about astronomical events must have had a basis in actual observations. For instance, he argued that the reports that Venus changed its appearance and course in the time of the flood of Ogyges could be explained by assuming that a comet was mistaken for Venus. Fréret ...
384. Our Universe: Unlocking its Mysteries [SIS Internet Digest $]
... trees, but not the forest. An overview would go somewhere towards helping us out, and this is what Annis sets out to do. Annis asks: What kind of sky did the ancients see? The ancients were long fascinated with the sky, and their myths tell of strange and violent events. Were ancient myths merely fantasies? Myths tend to be dismissed by astronomers and even mainstream mythologists. But Dave Talbott, Ev Cochrane and Dwardu Cardona have found that there are consistent patterns, with widely separated cultures telling the same ... . Now Kronia have begun to challenge some of the generally accepted theories, and includes astronomers, physicists, electrical engineers, and mythologists. Annis reminds us that heavenly bodies were worshipped as gods. Myth proclaimed that "We once lived in the presence of gods". The gods were visible and often violent. The myths often speak of a Garden of Eden, and then also a Doomsday. Wal Thornhill ventures that Earth was once within the protective aura of a cool brown dwarf star-- proto-Saturn-- which provided an ...
385. How are Myths and Legends Spread Between Cultures [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1996:2 (Feb 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Newsgroups: sci.anthropology How are Myths and Legends Spread Between Cultures From: Katherine petrie, email@example.com Date: 30 Nov 1995 21:11:06 GMT firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:> 1. Is there a paper or book that explains the basic> processes by which myths and legends are shared> (Traded? exchanged?) between cultures? I think you'll find different people have different opinions about this. Joseph Campbell's Masks of ... You might also read some of Franz Boas's papers. See if you can find Race, Language and Culture, which is his collection of his writings. There are several papers worth reading: "The Development of Folk-Tales and Myths", "The Growth of Indian Mythologies", and his introduction to James Teit's Traditions of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia are a few.> 2. Prior to the development of modern mass> communications, e.g 1900AD, as an arbitrary date,> would it have been possible for a ...
386. Binkley Publishing Co [SIS Internet Digest $]
... T.W: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions (1882). Elliot, W. Scott: The Lost Lemuria With Two Maps Showing Distribution of Land Areas at Different Periods (1904). Knight, Richard Payne: the Symbolical Language of Ancient Art and Mythology (1892). Lockyer, J. Norman: Dawn of Astronomy. Massey, Gerald: A Book of the Beginnings Vols. I& II (1881), Ancient Egypt the Light of the World Vols. I& II; Egyptian Book of the ... Symbols of Primordial Man. D'Alviella, Count Goblet: the Migration of Symbols (1894). Deane, John Bathurst: The Worship of the Serpent Traced Throughout the World and its Traditions Referred to the Events in Paradise (1830). Doane, T.W: Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions (1882). Elliot, W. Scott: The Lost Lemuria With Two Maps Showing Distribution of Land Areas at Different Periods (1904). Knight, Richard Payne: the Symbolical Language of Ancient Art and Mythology (1892 ...
387. Internet Universe: Free book previews [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 2001:1 (Jun 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents Internet Universe: Free book previews www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/ [Click on the "Browse Before You Buy" links for a free preview. Printed books available for a charge.Insect Mythology by Gene Kritsky, Ron Cherry. Publ. 2000, 156 pages, ISBN: 0-595-15017-9. $11.95. This is the first book dedicated specifically to showing the important roles insects have played in mythology, and is a comprehensive and readable survey of insect myths ... around the world. The book ranges from older, better-known insect myths such as sacred scarabs to new unpublished subjects such as insects as examples of parallel mythology. The Ascent of Mind, Ice Age Climates and the Evolution of Intelligence by William H Calvin. Publ. Jan 2001, 324 pages, ISBN: 0-595-16114-6. $19.95. Daniel C. Dennet's description of this scientist's travelogue: "How did the mind evolve? It takes a scientist of extraordinary breadth who is also a master storyteller to sketch the boundaries of this mega-narrative ...
388. Internet Sacred Text Archive [SIS Internet Digest $]
... : Hypertext Bible, Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Esoteric, Tarot, Age of Reason. Includes: Australian Legendary Tales collected by K. Langloh Parker; Some Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines By W.E. Thomas; Polynesian Mythology by Sir George Grey; Legends of Maui by W.D. Westervelt; Myths and Legends of the Bantu by Alice Werner; Legends of Babylonia and Egypt by Leonard W. King; Tales of the North American Indians; The Myths of Mexico and Peru By Lewis ... , Confucianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Sacred Sexuality. Western: Hypertext Bible, Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Esoteric, Tarot, Age of Reason. Includes: Australian Legendary Tales collected by K. Langloh Parker; Some Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines By W.E. Thomas; Polynesian Mythology by Sir George Grey; Legends of Maui by W.D. Westervelt; Myths and Legends of the Bantu by Alice Werner; Legends of Babylonia and Egypt by Leonard W. King; Tales of ...
389. New Zealand Maoris Myths [SIS Internet Digest $]
... tethered and tey were able to extract the same promise from the sun who was released to go on his way. Without knowing the background, or wanting to know, the background these stories have been regarded as pure myth. The third story comes from the Greek mythology. It is told in the NLEM. p. 142. (N.B. Any discrepancy between this story may be taken an illustration of how myths become changed.) In a rash moment Helios promised his son, Phaeton, that one day he would let ... From: SIS Internet Digest 2000:2 (Dec 2000) Home¦ Issue Contents New Zealand Maoris Myths Gordon Williams, Sat, 22 Jul 2000 This is a short comment on "The Day the Sun Stood Still". One of the better known myths of the New Zealand Maoris, a branch of the Polynesian family tells this story. The Maoris were becoming increasingly dissatisfied by the short length of the days. Maui, the most powerful god decided to rectify this. With his brothers he paddled towards the sunrise and ...
390. Focus [SIS C&C Review $]
... like to make contact with members in his area. LIVERPOOL: Mr G. A. Fisher, 20 Three But Lane, West Derby, Liverpool L12 7HF wishes to meet or correspond with other geologists or local members. Interests include archaeology biblical history, evolution, mythology, dating methods and sociological and pedagogic implications. NEW JERSEY: David Moshinsky, 1805 Russet Drive, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003, U.S.A. would like to meet local members or correspond with anyone interested in evolution, astrophysics, scientific reception or general aspects ... translation or transliteration) for reactions to ideas on meanings for Co-thrad-thrath and Grian-stad. GEOLOGY: Martin T. Powers, a qualified chemist of 1704 Hettering Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19810, U.S.A. would like to correspond on Biblical, Geophysical, Historical, Linguistic and Mythological aspects of Velikovsky's work. GEORGIA: Alex A. Shuba, 2972 Crabapple Circle, Decatur, Ga. 30034, U.S.A. would like to make contact with members in his area. LIVERPOOL: Mr G. A. Fisher, 20 Three But Lane, ...
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