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31. Samson Revealed [Journals] [Aeon]
... places, speaks strongly in favour of a genuine local tradition, and as strongly against the theory of a solar myth, into which some writers would dissolve the story of the brawny hero." (9 ) The mind boggles ... the swaggering figure of Samson, it is curious to note the relative dearth of research into his place in comparative mythology. Joseph Campbell's The Hero With A Thousand Faces, for example, barely mentions him. The same is true ... located at the "ends of the earth," Heracles' pillars- as is typical with features of the mythical landscape- eventually became localized at various sites on the margin of the Greek world (from India, to Germany ...
32. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Journals] [Aeon]
... opinion that such views are so wide off the mark as to be virtually worthless as a basis for understanding ancient myth and religion. In what follows we hope to offer a new interpretation of the thundergod as a visible planetary power ... by new discoveries in plasma physics, particularly as elucidated and reconstructed by Wallace Thornhill and Anthony Peratt, the curious mythology associated with the omnipresent thundergod suddenly begins to unravel, revealing a fascinating tale of interplanetary thunderbolts and apocalyptic cataclysm. ... Perkunas' rotating his lightning-club in the nave of the solar wheel. THE WORLD PILLAR In order to understand the mytho-historical context and multivalent imagery of the thundergod and his weapon, it is necessary to consider the dynamic history of the ...
33. Night of the Gods: Polar Myths. The Pole Star [Books]
... 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Polar Myths. The Pole Star 6. THE POLESTAR. Is not Eloah in the Height of the Heavens? Doth he ... of Heaven30 and the great god Ea was " king of destinies, stability and justice."31 In Norse mythology, the third root (? ) of the YggDrasill Ash is in heaven where is the very holy fountain of ... . There, at the stem of the Universe tree, is the seat of judgement of the 12 gods. Each day they, the Ases or Godes, repair thither on horseback by their bridge Bifrost or AsBru,32 which ...
34. Thoth Vol II, No. 8: May 15, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... introductory questions and answers for the benefit of the many new subscribers to this newsletter. WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT MYTH? I think there's a very good reason to care about myth, even though myth as a whole may seem ... across. "Deconstructing through such author power games as Zionism or homophobia is of paramount importance. When approaching the mythologies of ancient cultures, which provide invaluable information about physical events of the past, the need to understand the cultural ... bodies today. Why did the planets, these little pinpricks of light, play such a powerful role in the mythical "age of the gods"? Along with others working in this field, I've come to interpret the myths ...
35. Thoth Vol II, No. 9: May 31, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... a mirror of our world today?" SKEPTICS MIGHT SAY THAT YOU CAN "PROVE ANYTHING" BY RESORT TO MYTH. Well, you certainly do hear that statement a lot, and the statement is obviously not intended to be ... dilution of the celestial images involved. AND YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN "PROVE" YOUR CASE ON THE BASIS OF MYTHICAL AND HISTORICAL EVIDENCE? The "proof" begins with certain well-established celestial forms repeated in myths and pictographs and ritual ... patterns at any level of detail; but there are demonstrable global patterns, and in greater detail than any comparative mythologist has previously recognized; therefore, the images cannot be random in the sense typically assumed. In truth, the ...
36. Thoth Vol III, No. 18: Dec 31, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... not mythology. Or, to state it more correctly, the fault lay with those who had translated the ancient myths. Not that I blame them because, after all, they only had the arrangement of the present sky to ... for some time until, with Dave Talbott, I came to realize that the fault lay with mythologists and not mythology. Or, to state it more correctly, the fault lay with those who had translated the ancient myths. ... weight of evidence. In the first two parts of this paper, Cardona has presented a small fraction of the mytho-historical evidence. In the next sections, he will discuss some of the physical evidence. For some of the symbolic ...
37. "Cenocatastrophism" [Articles]
... I see as taking precedence. To begin with mythology. What is most frustratingly lacking in cenocatastrophists' use of myth thus far is an effort to give an account of each culture's myth-system as a whole, within which specifically catastrophic ... committing oneself to a later. Thesis I: that remote human memory of extra-terrestrially caused global catastrophes is preserved in mythology. Thesis II: that human memory of the most recent such catastrophes is registered in historical documents which can be ... Myth-systems change to meet a culture's needs over time, and the commonest form of change is not to eliminate a mythical element but to reinterpret it. An element which was used to give an account of an earlier cometary or planetary ...
38. In Defense Of The Saturn Thesis [Journals] [Aeon]
... and damned if we don't. The second issue raised by Rose that I wish to challenge concerns the use of myth as the basis of a theory. Here Rose wonders "about the propriety of treating mythology as one would any ... field." [6 ] As he continues: "Usually, of course, I oppose disciplinary boundaries and am fond of pointing out that non-professionals often do much better than the professionals...However myth may be a ... oft-repeated data. The ithyphallic Hermes, Greek version of the Roman Mercury. V Not being able to ignore the mytho-historical strength that lies behind the reconstruction of the Saturnian scenario, James finally offers his own interpretation of it. Focusing ...
39. Indeterminacy: Temporary, Permanent, Or Indefinite? [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... January 12, David Talbott urges that catastrophists "reach a stronger consensus on the key symbols and themes" of myth. Whether dealing with mythic tradition or with other sources of evidence, most members of the Canadian Society of Interdisciplinary ... origin. While I share this belief, I am impressed by the fact that the most complete compendium of catastrophist mythology that I have yet seen, Brendan Stannard's Origins of Israel, (1 ) takes an endogenist position, attributing ... man's collective distress to recurrent seismicity of wholly terrestrial origin. Such considerations lead me to the conclusion that stronger consensus on the interpretation of mythic imagery would constitute premature intellectual cloture and shackle, rather than liberate, our thinking. Talbott's ...
40. TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF MYTHOLOGY: VELIKOVSKY'S CONTRIBUTION [Journals] [Aeon]
... most enduring claim to fame will be his singular contribution to comparative mythology; specifically, the thesis that many ancient myths commemorate spectacular cataclysms associated with the various planets. This is truly an original thesis, with little if any precedent ... From: Aeon III:1 (Nov 1992) Home | Issue Contents Towards a Science of Mythology: Velikovsky's Contribution Ev Cochrane When all is said and done it may well turn out that Velikovsky's most enduring claim to fame ... "science" (by whom or by what means is not explained) which accounts for the presence of identical mythical motives around the globe. (19) Not surprisingly, this hypothesis has failed to find favor among historians of ...
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