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61. Index of Titles [Uncategorised]
... . Eric: Assyria: is the Conventional Profile Believable? Aitchison, J. Eric: Saul, David and Solomon AITCHISON, J. E.: The Pleiades in Aboriginal Mythology Albert W. Burgstahler, Euan W. MacKie: Ages in Chaos in the Light of C14 Archaeometry Alfred de Grazia: The Palaetiology of Fear and Memory Alrutz, Robert W ... Methodology of Patten's Martian Scenario Cardona, Dwardu: The Mystery Of The Pleiades Cardona, Dwardu: The Reconstruction of Cosmic History Cardona, Dwardu: The Reflective Canopy Model and the Mytho-historical Record Cardona, Dwardu: The Rites Of Moloch Cardona, Dwardu: The River of Ocean Cardona, Dwardu: The Road to Saturn (Excerpts from an Autobiographical Essay) Cardona ... A Critique Of Gammon Catastrophes, Invisible: Discussion: Champion, Sara: Flawed Search Chetwynd, Tom: A Possible Reference to King David in Ugaritic Literature Clapham, Phillip: Mythic Ireland by Michael Dames Clapham, Phillip: The Avebury Cycle by Michael Dames Clapham, Phillip: The Great Wave by David Hacket Fischer Clapham, Phillip: The Sacred Mythological Centres ...
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62. New Scenarios for Solar System Evolution [SIS Internet Digest $]
... gods will be cited to demonstrate the broad conceptual similarity between the two primary religions of the ancient Near East. If time allows, reference will also be made to ancient Greek mythology. Finally, the pieces of the puzzle will be assembled to construct a startling new hypothesis for the identity of the Nephilim, and the Hebrew 'God' himself. Prof. ... the last twenty years that cast new light in the recent past of planet Earth and consequently in the ancient history of Homo Sapiens, where the roots are to be found in mythological and religious heritage. Among the important new findings in astronomy are the discovery of the chaoticity of the planetary orbits and the presence of agents that can catastrophically interact with the Earth ... given of who were the Nephilim and the Annunaki in the biblical and sumerian records. The session on mythologies and religions presents new paradigms that explain the remarkably complex structure of ancient myths and religions, where common and recurrent elements are present. Two alternative proposals for the Atlantis legend are discussed and the seminal role of Immanuel Velikovsky in proposing that catastrophic events of ...
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63. Mythology and Repression [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol III No 1 (Summer 1978) "Glasgow Conference Report" Home¦ Issue Contents Mythology and Repression A Response to the Dialogue between Peter James and Han Kloosterman on pp. 3-7 of the December, 1976, issue (Vol.1, No.2) of CATASTROPHIST GEOLOGY by Roger W. Wescott Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics, Drew ... the protective falsehoods that overlie these truths. And the question which they must answer is not whether myths are true or false (since they are both) but which parts of mythic narratives are true and how, if at all, we can develop a reliable method of distinguishing mythic truth from mythic illusion. Comment: Peter James I am most grateful to ... have misread my letter if he feels that I believe myths are in some sense the "truth" per se. Of course they are not. In my discussion of possible mythological references to falls of ferralitic material I referred to such absurdities as giants having mountains dumped on them, Hathor (goddess of Venus) being drunk on beer, et hoc genus ...
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... as almost Velikovskian in portent, were it not for the deft negation of what he suggests in the same sentence: "Divergence of sequences and themes is a fundamental characteristic of mythological thought which manifests itself as irradiation: by measuring the direction and angles of the rays we are led to postulate their common origin, as an ideal point on which those deflected ... to any point of view which has a foundation that lies (if only in part) in the establishment of historical and cosmological fact through the comparative analysis of the content of myths from a wide sampling of societies around the world. Levi-Strauss, whose receipt of the 1966 Viking Award for his Pensee Sauvage(1) marked, perhaps, his consecration as ... ., The Savage Mind, p. 252. 7. Ibid., The Raw and the Cooked, p. 11. 8. Claude Levi-Strauss: La Structure des Mythes, cited by Octavio Paz, op. cit., p. 29. 9. The Raw and the Cooked, p. 5. 10. Op. cit. ...
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... significance of certain traditions associated with the Latin goddess Venus. As such, this study should be seen as forming a supplement to the researches of David Talbott and myself on the mythology surrounding Venus, where it was argued that the cult of the celebrated Mother Goddess can hardly be separated from the recent history of the planet Venus. It is a curious fact ... among all peoples, a particularly striking parallel is to be found in the Egyptian account of Osiris. As the first king and culture hero of Egyptian tradition, Osiris is a mythic double of Quetzalcoatl, and his death likewise signalled the end of a Golden Age. The circumstances of his demise are most intriguing: it is said that upon the great king's ... may have failed to preserve its full share of the Indo-European heritage with respect to the goddess Venus. Traces of the lost mythology can yet be found, however, amidst the mythological traditions of other Indo-European peoples, which can then be fleshed out by comparison to analogous traditions from the ancient Near East and Mesoamerica. And as several scholars have observed, words ...
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66. The Great Father [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... themselves knew that Ninurta was the same as the "vegetation god" Damuzi (or Tammuz), "son of the Apsu"-- the shepherd of mankind whom classical mythology knew as Adonis and whose catastrophic departure or death became the focus of ritual lamentations for many hundreds of years. But Enki, Ninurta, and Damuzi were only aspects of the ... has been the subject of a centuries-long, but unresolved debate. Was he a living ancestor subsequently exaggerated into a cosmic divinity? Or was he originally a celestial god whom later myths reduced to human proportions? For an explanation of the great father researchers look to such varied powers as the solar orb, an esteemed tribal chief, or an abstract "vegetation ... the entire world, becoming the model of the good king. Every terrestrial ruler, according to the kingship rites, received his charisma and authority from this divine predecessor. No mythical figure remains more enigmatic than the great king to whom so many ancient peoples traced their ancestry. Who was Osiris, the legendary ruler who led the Egyptians out of barbarianism and ...
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... of global scale were exogenous catastrophes --that is, disasters of extraterrestrial 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 ancient man's collective distress to recurrent seismicity of wholly terrestrial origin. ... 26, 1987 In his letter of 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 Studies (CSIS) and most KRONOS readers, I think, assume that protohistoric disruptions of ... ." Ever since Greek philosophers first initiated critical examination of Homeric and Hesiodic myth, some mythologists have characterized myths in general as mad. And, during the past century of mythological theorizing, naturists have been contradicted by psychoanalysts who in turn have been contradicted by structuralists, until the entire debate has come to be viewed by many external observers as a scholarly ...
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68. The Road To Saturn [Aeon Journal $]
... , Worlds in Collision is not a faultless work. Far from it. Even as I read it that first time, I could already detect certain weaknesses in Velikovsky's knowledge of mythology on which the major portion of the book is based. One did not have to be an expert on the subject to spot these flaws. In fact, right from the ... appendices, and generously annotated with rare-source material. The book is a heady excursion into the intricate labyrinth of mythology and, if nothing else, serves as a veritable mine of mythic information. It has, however, long been understood that most of mythology derives from primitive times, from those eras preceding the birth of writing. While major mythological themes have ... : They all emphasized a dissatisfaction with the then- prevailing views concerning the nature of the solar system and its formation, to say nothing about its later history. On the mythological front, it was not long before I had to accept that the deities of the ancient nations originated as personifications of cosmic bodies, prime among which were the very planets of ...
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... as a rule it has been much more difficult to say what myth is than what it is not. The Dictionary of World Literature confirms: "No generally satisfactory explanation of mythology has thus far appeared.... Only by... a rigorous study of the myths of peoples with the most diverse cultures- can the problems presented by the ... , were accustomed to perceiving the plays as symbols expressing a universal reality; Guérin concludes, "There was no need for Shakespeare to interpret for his audience: they felt the mythic content of his plays. And though myth may smoulder only feebly in the present-day audience, we still respond, despite our intellectual sophistication, to the archetypes in Hamlet." ... evidence in support will be offered through a comparative study of the play's sources. There appear to be strong lines of connection between Hamlet, its literary and historical antecedents and certain myths and religious stories in cultures widely separated from Shakespeare in place and time. The nature of these connections is the topic of this paper, for only in certain cases was the ...
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70. On Dragons and Red Dwarves [Aeon Journal $]
... Indeed, it is the hero's identity with Mars which alone provides the rationale for many of the most bizarre elements of the myth. The following essay is an exercise in comparative mythology, and as such it is not intended to represent the definitive analysis of the dragon-combat. Whole volumes will be required to elucidate the spectacular events at the heart of this intriguing ... a sense really, undergone by Jason, through which he won the Golden Fleece. (29) Jason's "death" in the wake of the dragon-combat has a multitude of mythic parallels, prominent examples including the temporary death of Heracles as a result of his combat with Typhon and Apollo's "death" at the hands of Python. (30) The ... motives hitherto overlooked. The Dragon and Creation In order to properly interpret the myth of the dragon-combat it is necessary at the outset of our investigation to place it in its proper mythological context. That the dragon-combat has a cosmological import has been recognized since the pioneering researches of Gunkel, who documented that it typically had reference to tumultuous events associated with the Creation ...
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