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531. Thoth Vol IV, No 9: May 31, 2000 [Journals] [Thoth]
... Earth itself was disturbed by errant planets. These upheavals, according to Velikovsky, were memorialized around the world in myth, art, ritual, language, and architecture. Three principles were paramount in Velikovsky's hypothesis: 1. Unstable ... . He used the insights of a professional psychoanalyst and the methods of a trained historian to investigate the astronomical, mythical, and religious traditions of diverse cultures. He discerned deeply rooted themes which others had failed to see. These ... Moon and other bodies as they appear in our sky today. But what would happen to our understanding of the myth-making age if we set this supposition aside just long enough to ask the question: What were the sky-worshippers seeing in ...
532. ABC's of Astrophysics [Books] [de Grazia books]
... he follows Euphemeris the Sicilian (fl. 300 B.C .) who established the scientific canon that a myth is to be explained by natural causes. And when Dorothy Vitaliano years later attacked Velikovsky while espousing euphemerism herself, ... If the ancients had telescopes, they would have previewed the catastrophes but could only have modestly exaggerated them in their mythology. A possibility existed, he thought, that the theocratic elites, here and there, using telescopes, would ... is not enough for the wilder of the cosmic heretics, who want to bring changing planetary orbits within memory of myth-making man and even historical mankind. Thus it occurred that when Melvin Cook, Ralph Juergens, Earl Milton, Eric ...
533. 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 ...
534. The Golden Age and Nova of Super Saturn [Books] [de Grazia books]
... Super Saturn. As with Super Uranus, Kronos' instability made him less than an ideal father. In Greek myth, the great god Kronos (Saturn) swallowed at least five of the children born to him out of his ... heat of the churning until Indra sent the Deluge from Heaven to quench the fire. - courtesy Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology Whence comes "The Golden Age" of Saturn? Saturn is golden. So is the light on Earth. ... following the destruction of Super Uranus and the ejection of the Moon. We have recited only a portion of the mythic evidence for the period immediately following the rise of the moon god or goddess; there is little coherent knowledge of ...
535. Society News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... associated with comets and fiery missiles from the sky was the norm, and only today's science discounts it all as myth. We now know a lot more about Chinese history when civilisation was much more advanced than in Europe and detailed ... was the great auroral displays as a result of the energy of the ionised particles coming into the poles. In mythology the beginning and end of world ages are often associated with symbols such as the fire drill which sets the world ... spreading dust is a great enhancement of the zodiacal cloud; a picture of this was a marvellous look-alike for the mythical world mountain. Astronomers are at present very interested in the object Chiron, a cross between a comet and an ...
... by reverberating thunder. Hence arose the imagery of the giant fennel plant with its yellow coruscations of flower. The myth of Pandora and her "chest", which when opened released every evil except hope, belongs to the order ... , a name akin to Oban which faces Mull on the coast, a Palaeolithic centre of habitation. Euboea was mythologically famed for two distinct reasons. Here, according to legend, did the goddess lo, of so great importance ... enough, the legendary founder of Memphis and was reincarnated in the black bull Apis so sacred in Egyptian eyes. Mythologists have never been able to explain the mystery of this legend, why Jo, regarded by the Greeks as the ...
537. Thoth Vol III, No. 9: June 15, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... THE KRONIA COMMUNICATIONS WEBSITE: http://www.kronia.com Subscriptions to AEON, a journal of myth and science, may be ordered at the I-net address below: http://www.ames.net ... geology, and direct ancient testimony. All I can say with certainty is that I've never found a symbolic or mythological theme whose origins could be fixed within the last 3,000 years (unless conventional chronologies are off to an ... themes appear to point back to the origins of civilization and beyond. How long was the transitional period between the mythical age of (highly capricious) planetary gods and the later epoch of predictable planetary motions? My wild guess would ...
538. Venus and Sirius: Some Unexpected Similarities [Journals] [Kronos]
... Dechend and Giorgio de Santillana, in their book, Hamlet's Mill, take this as an indication that the astronomical myths of China and Mesopotamia derive from a common origin."(50) VENUS AS SPEAR In Mesoamerica Venus is ... to an association with Venus in the New. Pre-Columbian diffusion of the sort suggested has consequences for the persuasiveness of mythological sources as evidence of independently witnessed world catastrophes, although it does not constitute evidence that such events were not independently ... , "dog", Assyrian kal-bu, "dog"(43) (and perhaps Greek ker-beros, "mythical dog guarding the entrance to the underworld"). There is even one reference to k'an as "dog, ...
539. Einstein and Relativity [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of Ireland, it is alleged (in another variation of the Helen of Troy tale). In the original myth it was a celestial sea and Bran was accompanied by an army of meteoric material. In the humanised version of ... been 5 prominent visible pieces of a comet at some time? 3. TF O'Rahilly, Early Irish History and Mythology, Dublin:1964. 4. M Senior, Myths of Britain, BCA: 1979, p219 and Sir ... paraded in fine trimmings and they could sing, move and speak; stone heads placed on stone pillars have obvious mythical parallels. The most famous tale of a head is that of Bran in the Welsh collection known as the Mabinogion ...
540. Collapsing Tests of Time [Books] [de Grazia books]
... historically lame-brained. The quantavolutionists say this: Consider all the great natural forces that operate today. Read the ancient myths and accounts to discover how much greater were the expressions of these forces in the beginning. Extrapolate the effects of ... thus far. There occurs, nevertheless ,an urge to straighten or blend cycles into a helix, even in mythologies obsessed by repetitive chaos of creation. "The final step in Aztec speculation, as indicated by their great Stone ... much fantasy Highly disciplined, sometimes valid and reliable 9 Cycles of Ages Theories of successive ages of chaos and creation Mythical and fantastic; superstitious Plots main lines of natural-cultural history; fragmentary 10 Cross-cultural co-experience Synchronization by common experiences of culture ...
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