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521. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and that the entire ring system is in a state of flux. Eric Aitchison reminded his local astronomer of the myths of ancient peoples which described Saturn as giving birth to children unaided and then later devouring them. Mars New Scientist ... detailed article gives their geological evidence for a recent large impact which gave rise to the catastrophic phenomena depicted in flood mythology the world over. They suggest that myths indicate the impactor was a comet which broke into seven fiery pieces. ... of the entire Viking army in 878 really led by a real Alfred the Great? There is much of the mythical surrounding this figure, mighty in battle but also a philosopher-king in an age when literacy was almost unknown. Bronze ...
522. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... the modern interpretation of mythology favoured by such as Karl Jung and Mircea Eliade which seeks to demonstrate that the word myth is not to be exhaustively defined as fiction insofar as its underlying significance contains important and eternally valid truths relevant to ... . In following this line of thought, Nel Kluitman is doing no more than subscribing to the modern interpretation of mythology favoured by such as Karl Jung and Mircea Eliade which seeks to demonstrate that the word myth is not to be ... by the long tradition of the Church. Nel Kluitman is welcome to the pastime of deriving psychological allusions from the mythical record just as the Fathers of the Church like Origen, Augustine and others liked to derive mystical allusions, but ...
523. Pleiongaea: A Myth for all Seasons [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon II:3 (1990) Home | Issue Contents Pleiongaea: A Myth for all Seasons Frederic B. Jueneman Protasis I supplement my livelihood by speculation. Most of these speculative excursions are in the firm sciences ... that Venus had its own adventurous Pleiongaean period, and if we were to speculate that such conflagratory excitement occurred within mytho-historical times, then ancient observers on Earth could have logged first-hand information on a planetary nova. If such an event ... indeed occur, it would be priceless knowledge in determining the mechanism by which it happened, for each planet's history appears to be somewhat different and we would therefore expect significant variations in bulk chemistry. Since the atmosphere of Venus exhibits ...
524. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Now a scientist has suggested that a similar event occurred on New Zealand's South Island about 800 years ago. Maori myth describes the falling of the skies, raging winds, upheaval of the Earth, and mysterious devasting fires from space ... Echoes of the Dreamtime p. 60 Many circular lagoons fringe the shores of the coastal lakes of South Australia. Mythology says that these are the result of a hunter following a young girl up into the Milky Way and throwing down ... Although the surrounding strata are horizontal, those of the rock are vertical. In South Australia huge coal deposits were mythologised about by the aboriginal people long before they were discovered' by Europeans. A giant ancestor had set fire to ...
525. "The Seasons Alter": Catastrophism in A Midsummer Night's Dream [Journals] [Kronos]
... divorced from life, and bludgeoned into the services of "overriding theme" or "reinforcing imagery" or "myth" by modern critics. On the other hand, Jaarsma and Odenwald warn us that Shakespeare's cataclysmic images may indeed ... must not happen are sexual relations before marriage, either between the young lovers or between Theseus and Hippolyta. In mythological terms, they must be preserved in ritual cleanliness and purity, to be able to share in the rites of ... to acknowledge indirectly these cosmic truths we cannot directly face. The action of a fertility play is therefore not "mythical" in the sense of false, but mythical as a contrived representation of natural phenomena. Concerning A Midsummer Night's ...
526. Senmut and Phaeton [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , such that it becomes almost impossible to determine with any real certainty just where fact ends and where fiction or myth begins. The Upside-down' Features At this stage, it may be as well to list the fairly compelling evidence ... could equally well have been cited by Dr Velikovsky in support of his point; as Pogo puts it: "Mythologically, both the Senmut-Ramesseum and the Seti traditions may be equally valuable; astronomically, the Seti representation is far more ... axis. It is interpreted, moreover, as pointing to a celestial spectacle of such religious significance that it was mythologised and enshrined in permanent record on Egyptian monuments. Students of Dr Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision will be aware that he ...
527. Holy Dreamtime [Books] [de Grazia books]
... , an expert upon the society and economy of Homeric Greece, speaks of "the little pieces, like the myth of the adultery between Ares and Aphrodite"[9 ] that infiltrate the Odyssey. George Sarton, the encyclopedic ... Mycenaean theatre, and that he was a fully experienced choreographer and dramatist, are acceptable too. The anthropological and mythological evidence should induce Patroni to acknowledge his own immense cultural panorama and to grant that the "marveling" and " ... " Odysseus, along with the Phaeacian audience, was in the state of Holy Dreamtime, midway between the pomp and circumstance of the religious "mass" and the nearly secular games that preceded the spectacle. Here Emile Mireaux has ...
528. The Devil's Advocate [Books] [de Grazia books]
... method to work with. I am sure that your sampling is biased. There are no good rules for analyzing myth. Your approach is psychiatric, I would say, but with this great difference, that you go beyond Freud ... do you know what to select as truth and what to disregard as fantasy or social lies? If all of mythology including all ancient religious documents amount to, say, a hundred thousand pages, whereas your selections come to a ... for at least 30,000 years without being based upon uniformitarian premises. Also, some ethnologists or linguists or mythologists should be able to prove that none of your gods are clearly defined and therefore we do not really know whether ...
529. Beliefs Connected with the Cross and the Swastika [Books]
... Indo-Aryans, pp.72-3; Fornander, Polynesian Race, 1, 240; D. A. Mackenzie, Myths of Pre-Columbian America, p.287; De Groot, The Religious System of China, Vol.III, ... be assumed in this connexion, however, that the "world-tree "of Egyptian, Hindu, Scandinavian and other mythologies was necessarily earlier than the posts or pillars of the cardinal points. The tree did not probably come into prominence ... : V, XI, XII, XIII, XIV. After Stuart's Sculptured Stones. The doctrine of the four mythical Ages of the World (the Hindu Yugas) was, it would appear, originally connected with the four cardinal ...
530. Solaria Binaria [Books] [de Grazia books]
... ). People on Earth would actually have observed all that the ancients claim to have observed and left us as myth. Earth and all other planets would have suffered damage in varying degrees at the times claimed in our analysis. ... the Pleiades, Ursa Major, Achilles, and the Fall of Troy are all intermingled in Greek and Near Eastern mythology. "There are, indeed, too many traditions connecting Ursa and the Pleiades, with this or that kind ... (157-8). Our theory here calls for several such "effects" over several thousand years. Anthropologically and mythically, this would be the likely source of the fundamental psychological and theological "deus otiosus effect," the retired ...
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