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421. Vox Popvli [Aeon Journal $]
... the Sun during Saturn's Golden Age invoked an atmospheric torus around Earth, [3 something which mainstream astronomers have, for various different reasons, also proposed. [4 However, while the last word on the subject is not yet in, the message contained in the mytho-historical record implies that it was the planet Saturn itself, rather than Earth, which was enshrouded in a diffuse envelope. This is something which I indicated in the paper in question where excerpts from ancient testimony were presented to that effect. [5 Needless to say ... in the form of two watery filaments, one of which eventually collided with Earth. He, too, was of the opinion that the waters of the Atlantic, at least, owe half their volume to this downpour. [6 The universal deluge to which the myths refer, however, is a ticklish subject because, for one thing, it is more than obvious that this deluge is at least partly celestial in nature. This is not to say that no actual waters touched Earth. But, even here, the subject ...
422. Editor's Notes [SIS C&C Review $]
... : if we were to assume that Gunnar Heinsohn's radical revision of ancient history was correct and re-date all the ancient myths and legends accordingly, how would this affect Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision scenario? It is a question which brings out the complex interaction between history, the mythology and attempts to unravel what it all means about the Earth's recent history. This question is at the heart of both the frustrations and the fascination of the task SIS set itself. In ancient history, evidence continues to appear which challenges orthodox chronological ideas and Bob ... recorded them. Bernard Delair's article in this issue summarises the geological evidence and gives some ideas about what it might mean. Bill Mullen poses an intriguing question: if we were to assume that Gunnar Heinsohn's radical revision of ancient history was correct and re-date all the ancient myths and legends accordingly, how would this affect Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision scenario? It is a question which brings out the complex interaction between history, the mythology and attempts to unravel what it all means about the Earth's recent history. This question is at the heart ...
423. Brains Trust - Chronology and Ancient History [SIS C&C Review $]
... Heaven and of how Buddah saved Heaven and buried him beneath the earth for at least 5 centuries again dates from the time of Wang Mang, c. 23 AD. The book has been republished recently and is called Journey to the West. It contains much compelling mythological material in its 4 volumes. 2nd Brains Trust Chair: D Salkeld Panel W Thornhill, E Cochrane, D Cardona, T Palmer Q1. The geological process of chalk formation and mountain building takes millions of years. Were these affected by Velikovsky's last catastrophe of ... of people. Artefacts can be spread by trade or a handful of settlers. On the other hand, you can say there is some evidence of small numbers of incoming people from Cyprus/Caphtor, whom the biblical writers would have called Philistines. Q5. Could myths or legends about the 'monkey king' and his many different transformations be a cosmic allegory, or have any catastrophic allusions? Charles Raspil replied that there was much material on Wu-K'ung, the monkey king, and he chose only one particular example in order to demonstrate ...
424. In Memoriam: Immanuel Velikovsky, Livio Stecchini and Ralph Juergens [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... for example, the megafauna of the Late Pleistocene changed to the pygmy fauna of today. It was not a slow process, generation by generation, but the catastrophe probably evidenced by well known scenes of disaster like the frozen mammoths of Siberia. In the field of mythology Dr. Velikovsky again distinguished himself by maintaining that the so-called myths of antiquity had strong roots in reality. Astronomers now search these myths and legends to discover remarkable records of novae and other astronomical phenomena. Today Indian rock paintings and ancient structures like the pyramids and ... are repeatedly analyzed not only by historians and anthropologists, but by geologists and astronomers as well. Finally, the fields (in which I am more at home) of ancient history and archaeology have been changed violently by his great work, Ages in Chaos. All ancient histories, whether Greek, Etruscan, Hittite, Hurrian or others, are affected by his theories. Also, naturally, archaeology is affected. Velikovsky's historical revision answers many of the dilemmas of the Holy Land. The disappearance of the stratum in which Joshua destroyed ...
425. Alfred de Grazia's Grazian Archive [SIS Internet Digest $]
... on floppy disk.) Encyclopedia of Quantavolution and Catastrophe. All existing encyclopedia, including also those in CD-ROM format, are almost completely bereft of the evidence of quantavolution (abrupt intense worldwide changes for evil and good) to be discovered in historical geology, astronomy, mythology and social theory, and thus present a conventional viewpoint of the total world experience and nature of present-day existence which is encrusted with all the barnacles of a rotten hulk. This new encyclopedia attempts to relate conventional theory in all fields of knowledge to the ancient wisdom ... . (Perfect-bound hard print $12.00, $9.00 floppy disk.) Solaria Binaria. By Alfred de Grazia and Earl R. Milton. An astronomer and astro-physicist joins De Grazia to perfect an elegantly coherent and logical theory, backed by physical, psychological, and mythological studies, of the origins and history of the solar system with Jupiter as the remnant of the Uranian binary partner of Sol, which has been circulating in fugitive form and print since 1968. (Bound hard-print $19.00, $9.00 on floppy disk.) ...
426. Vox POPVLI [Aeon Journal $]
... it, Chris Sherrerd came to the same conclusion." [18 The positioning of Jupiter at Earth's south celestial pole might have contributed to the configuration's temporary stability, and it would thus seem that Jupiter's positioning in the south, other than being hinted at by the mytho-historical record, could find justification in the mechanics required for the stabilization of the system. It was reasoning akin to this, rather than the written record, which led Sherrerd to the same hypothesis. [19 (A similar system has also been proposed by Jueneman ... [17 and it is just possible that the Jovian luminary was hidden, not behind Saturn [as per David Talbott, but below Earth. Thus Jupiter would have occupied a position in the south celestial pole akin to Saturn's in the north. Working independently of the mythological record, and in fact in ignorance of it, Chris Sherrerd came to the same conclusion." [18 The positioning of Jupiter at Earth's south celestial pole might have contributed to the configuration's temporary stability, and it would thus seem that Jupiter's positioning in the ...
427. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... reviewed in this column (see "Fort for Today" in SISR I:1), and these two new volumes can be just as strongly recommended. The astronomical volume contains material most directly relevant to the interests of the SIS, with articles ranging from planetary mythology to accounts of the latest findings of the space probes, but most important is the reproduction in full of Professor R. W Bass' article "Did Worlds Collide?", first published by PENSEE. This research, which is of fundamental importance to Velikovsky's ... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 5 (Summer 1977) Home¦ Issue Contents Bookshelf Brian Moore Circular Arguments SCIENCE AND SOCIETY IN PREHISTORIC BRITAIN by Euan W. MacKie Elek, 1977: £12.50; MEGALITHS, MYTHS AND MEN by P. L. Brown Blandford, 1976: £4.75; THE STONE CIRCLE OF THE BRITISH ISLES by A. Burl: Yale University Press, 1976: £10.00; It has been estimated that the inhabitants of Neolithic Britain constructed some two and a half thousand stone circles in the ...
428. The Extended Habitation Zone [SIS Internet Digest $]
... before returning to the darkness of the comet cloud. Unless this planetary Phoenix approached too close to one of the other planets, life would go on in the solar system as if nothing had ever happened. This scenario forms the basis for a remarkable exploration of ancient mythology called the Dark Star Theory (16). The theory expands on the research conducted by Zecharia Sitchin 25 years ago regarding the writings of the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia (17). It offers a strong scientific base for the existence of an unknown planet termed ... corona or 'halo' would be subject to the Solar Wind, and would be swept back from the Sun. Perhaps this would give the brown dwarf the appearance of a bright red fire bird in the sky, its swept back corona appearing as wings. Like the mythical Phoenix, the brown dwarf would have been re-born from its dark embers, to enjoy a fleeting movement through the heavens, before returning to the darkness of the comet cloud. Unless this planetary Phoenix approached too close to one of the other planets, life would ...
429. The Electric Universe (Slide Presentation & Notes) [Advert] [Aeon Journal $]
... our understanding of the universe with insights garnered from mythical symbols, space probes, and the plasma physics lab... "Thornhill found his motivation to leave the comfortable highway of orthodox astronomy and explore the lonely out-back of a new paradigm in the study of catastrophist mythology. Along the way, he incorporated insights from plasma physics and atmospheric electrical phenomena. The process of synthesizing these viewpoints into a new paradigm involved years of research... "Thornhill's presentation was the event that, for me, changed the polar configuration from ... offers a visual invitation to toss aside the straightjacket of paradigm paralysis and to explore the Solar System from an electric point of view. He covers an enormous range of phenomena, from subatomic particles through stellar evolution, floodlighting our understanding of the universe with insights garnered from mythical symbols, space probes, and the plasma physics lab... "Thornhill found his motivation to leave the comfortable highway of orthodox astronomy and explore the lonely out-back of a new paradigm in the study of catastrophist mythology. Along the way, he incorporated insights ...
430. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... people (ibid., V, ii, 3), not of cosmic objects as some might propose. George R. Harvey, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Accepting Which Premise? Dear Sir, Chris Boyles makes some good points in his article "Velikovsky's Mythology: Accepting the Premise" (SISW 6:1, p.11) when he observes that ordinary everyday events were highly mysterious to primitive man in the sense that the latter's response to these daily occurrences may have been very different from ours. However, the tenor ... man found the relatively peaceful events of everyday life between catastrophes "potentially threatening". It may be that his sense of closer communion and harmony with nature had the opposite effect. Chris Boyles shows further evidence of accepting the uniformitarian premise when he states that "Cosmogonic myths... clearly demonstrate that the oldest gods stood for the big, immediate realities: fire, earth, sky and water...." This is not clearly demonstrated to me. Even less clear is the observation that "... the ...
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