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411. SIS Internet Digest 2000 Number 2 [SIS Internet Digest $]
... 18 Eros so Much Rock So Little Gravity.. 18 Square Craters Detected on Eros.. 19 Astronomer Sees Red.. 19 ADS Abstracts.. 20 A scenario of Saturn's ring formation.. 20 Role of electrical discharges in astrophysical phenomena.. 20 Further Mythological Evidence for Ancient Knowledge of Variable Stars.. 20 Proof readers wanted.. 20 Thoth Catastrophics Newsletter Focus.. 21 Non-velocity Redshifts.. 21 Plasma discharges in rock art?.. 21 Crack in Einstein's Pedestal.. 22 Kronia Mailing List Focus23 Conference ... .. 2 The Atlantis Blueprint.. 2 Questing Conference 2000.. 3 Colin Wilson: Earth's Earliest Civilisation and the Giza Meridian Graham Phillips: the Search for the Virgin Mary and the Mysterious Origins of Christianity Victor Clube: Scientific Revelations- the Origins of Catastrophe Myths and Legends Andrew Collins: The Truth of the Past- Finding Historical Reality in the Alternative Field of Research Michael Baigent: Origins of the Giza necropolis Neil Steede: From Tiahuanaco to the Giza Plateau Michael Cremo: Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human ...
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... Age religions of its contemporaries. As Castleden assails us with the facts, perhaps a little reluctantly we hear the light feet of Evans's happy, carefree Minoans fade into dreams. In their place the Knossos site becomes peopled by priestesses to a cult that students of catastrophist mythology will accept with a jolt of sudden recognition. Why, after all, in a palace several times violently destroyed, would kings and queens live in idle unconcern? Far more realistic is the picture of the extreme placatory of human sacrifice painted by the find in ... evidence for sacrificial and propitiatory rites to catastrophic gods is all around at Knossos, once the palace image has been rejected. The gods and goddesses and their symbols are all too familiar. Castleden brings them out for an airing in the light of Greek and other standard mythological interpretation but, without the benefit of ideas of astronomical catastrophes, he rather keeps their feet too firmly upon the literal Earth. We, with a little thought, can do far better. The Cretan goddess, with her naked breasts and flounced skirts, wielding ...
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413. Untitled [SIS Internet Digest $]
... has also been discussed in Aeon Vol 2:1 "Discussion& Comments From the Floor: Hamlet's Polar Mill" by Dwardu Cardona; Aeon Vol 4:2 "Samson Revealed" by Ev Cochrane; Aeon Vol 3:1, "Towards a Science of Mythology: Velikovsky's Contribution" by Ev Cochrane. A recent tribute to Hertha von Dechend "The Woman Who Wondered" by Richard Flavin is in this issue (see page 11). ... ). As Brian Moore wrote in SIS Newsletter No. 2 (Sept 1975), the book was "An exploration of the origins of human knowledge in the archaic, pre-literate world. The authors utilise a huge range of sources to establish that the world's great myths have a common origin, that the places referred to in the myths are not on earth but in the heavens, and that the actions therein are those of celestial bodies. They conclude that myth was a language for passing on a vast and complex body of ...
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414. A Response to Forrest [SIS C&C Review $]
... serious flaws. Velikovsky's Sources is an exercise in anti-Velikovskianism. It is only fair to state this plainly at the outset. The author builds on the a priori position that there cannot have been such cosmic upsets as Velikovsky describes; that, even if there were, mythology and legend do not refer to them; and that the concept of "collective amnesia" is at best an excuse with which to make it appear that they are mentioned in native traditions and Biblical and other texts. As the Editors' correspondence with him has ... this. Candid he is, in stating his prejudice squarely he considers connections between Ipuwer and the Exodus "too circumstantial and tenuous to be convincing"- but he doth protest too much. If it is true that the "blood" in Exodus is a "mythical construct" with "supernatural overtones" whereas that in the papyrus is caused by crocodiles eating people (though Forrest does not put all his money on these two horses!), this does not write off the fact that both sources nevertheless mention blood where water ...
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415. Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... look forward with some confidence to a secure future of great length." Evidence to the contrary was passed over. What the scientific mind denied, the creative mind expressed. Shakespeare and Byron dwelt on the havoc caused by the disordered movements of the heavenly bodies. Mythology provided a subterranean outlet for collective memory through the use of symbol, and by deifying the planets as agents of death. It has never been satisfactorily explained why great writers have so often been drawn to such themes, and why world mythology is so full of ... During the havoc wreaked in the former episode, the Israelites left plague-torn Egypt, and the latter troubles culminated in the destruction of Sennacherib's army around Jerusalem in a single night. In a series of publications in the early Fifties, Velikovsky produced a wealth of evidence from mythological, historical, geological and astronomical sources to support his claims of planetary-induced mass destruction. On the basis of his research he made assertions about the members of the solar system that the results of the space programme proved accurate. At the time of publication, the ...
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... a par with the most privileged 'initiates' of the last 5,000 years'. However this time the theory may strike SIS readers as less shocking, perhaps even conventional- for the revelation in When the Gods Came Down is that the 'gods' of ancient mythology were... meteorites. Alford suggests that Hesiod's account of Uranus coming down from heaven 'all avid for lovemaking, and bringing with him night, approaching and enveloping the Earth' actually describes a storm of meteorites. The Sumerian deity Enki, who played such ... ). However we never get any real detail, such as how, why and when the planet is supposed to have exploded, where it came from, or what the cosmological evidence for or against the idea might be. Other possible cosmic explanations for the same myths, such as Velikovsky's planetary near-collision theory [1 are hardly discussed at all. Given that this is the heart of the book's argument, it is just not good enough. So the book's substance does not really live up to the promise of lines such as ...
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... gamut of Irish material from black pig dyke which ran along the ancient border of Ulster, fire festivals (at Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain), great gatherings of the Irish which involved religious ceremonies (Christianised), music, tales, poetry, and mythic stories. People hiked up holy mountains, visited island sanctuaries on sacred loughs, or gathered by the side of rivers (an idea absorbed into Christianity). We learn that Samhain was also regarded as a feast of the white goddess and samh has the meaning ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1997:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents The Sacred Mythological Centres of Ireland by Jack Roberts (Bandia Press, Limerick, Ireland, 1996) Reviewed by Phillip Clapham At £4.95 this little booklet represents value for money and is full of line drawings and illustrations. These are informative and include carvings on stones such as spirals and lozenges. The author equates the Dagda with Jupiter/Zeus= all father and all knowledge. He was also the father of Aengus, mac ...
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418. Pluto's Rank Again - Needs Changing... [SIS Internet Digest $]
... from around the 4th century BCE, is the earliest extant record of Greek planet names; each is given as "the star of:" Cronos, Zeus, Aphrodite, etc. Clearly the planets did not inspire the earlier stories which championed these gods. The mythology associated with these names certainly better describes the break-up of a comet with an orbit that crossed Earth's path than the monotonous behavior of planets. As for the Bibbus, as well as the Oriental influence alluded to above I call attention to J.K. Bjorkman's article in ... of Purukutsa when she was in distress (RV IV. 42. 8). They settled down (in the heavens) to practice tapas, with the five Adhvaryus they guard "the hidden foot print of the bird" and are obviously identical with the seven mythical Vipras, Rebhas, Karus, Hotrs who stand next to the gods and ancestors, who have taken part in the recovery of the cows, sacrificed at first along with Manu, and are to be regarded as the archetypes for the seven terrestrial Hotrs who have ...
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419. Mythic Ireland, by Michael Dames [SIS C&C Review $]
... Michael Dames Thames and Hudson, 1992 Reviewed by Phillip Clapham Michael Dames claims myth has become a word of intellectual abuse and he suggests its origins are in stories coming directly from or about discredited divinities. In Ireland, Christianity came face to face with a vibrant pagan mythology which was absorbed, subsumed, disguised and re-invented as historical characters, a procedure known as eheumerization (to conceal older gods). The Cailleach and Finn MacCumhail have remained popular in the imagination of the Irish and there are many folk tales of them which have ... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1997:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Mythic Ireland by Michael Dames Thames and Hudson, 1992 Reviewed by Phillip Clapham Michael Dames claims myth has become a word of intellectual abuse and he suggests its origins are in stories coming directly from or about discredited divinities. In Ireland, Christianity came face to face with a vibrant pagan mythology which was absorbed, subsumed, disguised and re-invented as historical characters, a procedure known as eheumerization (to conceal older gods). The Cailleach ...
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... from the scientific material Wal Thornhill presents. 4. It has so far not been possible to determine a pattern of catastrophe events in the BC period. We encounter problems of verification, difficulties distinguishing what is actual and what is traditional, etc. However, since mythology in particular speaks loudly of catastrophe events, we are convinced of the reality of catastrophes in historical times, probably on a cyclical basis. As Irving Wolfe shows, catastrophism is deep-seated in all the world's major religions and in philosophy and cosmology. Similarly, Victor ... ; how was coal formed; how were woolly mammoths snap-frozen with buttercups and other temperate flora still between their teeth? There is much to know. I will suggest here one important area of research. Benny Peiser draws our attention to the widespread nature of 'flood' myths. But do we know that these all refer to the same event? Must there necessarily have been a universal deluge? In his book The Reversing Earth, Peter Warlow has suggested Earth inversions as a possible cause of flooding and noted that some areas of the ...
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