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51. On testing The Polar configuration [Journals] [Aeon]
... god Surya, and in art the god is presented in the center of a fiery wheel-as is also the true sun Brahma. (42) The same symbolism of the sun-wheel occurs in Buddhist art. (43) Classical art repeatedly portrays the sun or sun god in the center of a fiery, turning wheel. (44) In petroglyphs strewn across Europe ancient symbolists depicted the sun god inside a great wheel. In the Edda, the sun is fagrahvel, "fair wheel." In fact, our English word "wheel" traces to the old Gothic pictograph of the enclosed sun. (45) Throughout the Americas, though the wheel was never harnessed for work ...
52. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... they will prove to be associated with oil. Hidden cultures of Africa National Geographic June 99, pp. 98-119, Channel 4 Africa's Black Jews, 15.3 .99, New Scientist 11.9 .99, pp. 38-41 Relics of the time 7-8000 years ago when the now desert regions of the Sahara were verdant, giant petroglyphs reveal the artistry of the people who lived there. There are thousands of rock art sites across north Africa, depicting herds of realistic animals, mythical beasts, archers, domesticated livestock, horses (after they had been introduced by the conquering Hyksos) and camels around 2200 years ago after their introduction from Asia. In Egypt's Nile Valley ...
53. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... '[ 104]. In most instances, past authorities have mainly opted for the abstract (though real) axis between Earth's North Pole and the celestial north pole as an explanation for the axis mundi. In a sense, of course, they were correct but it is obvious from descriptions of the Saturnian axis, as well as prehistoric petroglyphs, that the polar column was a visible entity rather than a deduced abstraction  - so much so that, in some cases, the axis was even pictured as a ladder reaching to the Saturnian sun . Suhr, on the other hand, theorised that the cosmic pillar owed its genesis to the deduced cone-shaped ...
54. Quantalism And Prehistory [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... have shown a persistent preoccupation with the animal world, ranging from the propitiatory, bear-skull circles of Neanderthal Man through the pictorial menagerie of Upper Paleolithic cave-walls, to the totemistic genealogies of Native American Indians. In the realm of traditional narrative, all folk-tales and most myths include stories about animals. It does not surprise archaeologists and ethnologists to find petroglyphs and folklore concerning predatory animals, like lions, or prey animals, like deer. But it has long puzzled them that the animal most frequently depicted, both visually and verbally, is the snake. Snakes, after all, kill relatively few people and are rarely a prime target of hunters. The solution that I prefer for this ...
55. The Wayward Sun [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... "). They are famed for their cliff dwellings, their circular architecture, and other artistic achievements. Chaco Mesa in New Mexico is the site of one of the most remarkable solar megaliths in the world. Three slabs of stone, each weighing two tons, have been arranged so that the light of the sun falls on a spiral petroglyph marking the summer and winter solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes. Discovered in 1977 by artist and amateur archaeo-astronomer Anna Sofaer," this solar calendar has been called a "sun dagger" because of the pattern the sunlight makes on the rock carvings during the summer solstice. Sofaer called the marking a "sun dagger" but it ...
56. It's Time to Get Serious About Manetho [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , reported on her research on native American rock art sites in Arizona. She had measured radiation levels at two sites: one had mild amounts but the other had very strong radiation, to such a degree that decontamination was necessary. Interestingly, the strongest radiation at both sites was found to occur in conjunction with a specific symbol, or petroglyph'. The symbol appears to denote an astronomical origin for the radiation, apparently validating David Salkeld's ideas ( 'Shamir', C&CR 1997:1 , pp. 18-23). Phillip Clapham * Efflux' has the meaning to flow out of as in a liquid, a jet of gas, or possibly a stream of ...
57. Mons Veneris [Journals] [Aeon]
... " which we noted earlier. As we have seen, Nergal/Mars was intimately associated with the mountain of the sunrise, being said to rise or appear in the kur-u-e. Yet the hursag-ki-a, literally "earth-mountain," was regarded as his special province. (Fig. 9) Granite boulder from Forsyth county, Georgia, with petroglyphs of the concentric circles we have now learned to associate with the alignment of planets that constituted the Saturnian configuration. It is well-known, of course, that Nergal served as the Sumerian god of the Underworld, the latter commonly known as the "earth." Various names of Nergal/Mars commemorate this aspect of his cult. Witness ...
58. The Goddess of the Stones and the Charged Cosmic Body [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... carvings have a radial groove from near the centre to near the periphery, generally running downhill if there is a slope. Interpretations of this, some more far-fetched than others, could be made for fertility rites and also for the electrical discharge displays. The cup and concentric ring carvings seem to be generally quite distinct from many other types of petroglyphs, so perhaps they represent entirely different prehistoric events. If crop circle worship preceded the appearance of Cosbod, then the latter would reinforce the beliefs as an additional and more striking sign of the power of the gods and goddesses. In my view it is much too soon to be dogmatic about the interpretation of the reason for ancient monuments ...
59. Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... derived his inspiration to create written symbols from noticing the marks of birds' feet in the sand. His ancient style is known as niao chiwen - bird foot-prints writing' [5 ]. Symbolic bird tracks, unrecognized as such, appear on objects unearthed by Heinrich Schliemann from Hissarlik in Asia Minor. Artifactual support for this contention comes from petroglyphs found in the south-western United States which Pueblo people identify as roadrunner (a type of cuckoo) tracks and identical renderings found by Schliemann [6 ]. The close association of these two distinctive crosses on artifacts from Schliemann's Troy could be considered coincidental and not necessarily avian-inspired were they found out of context, however, in Schliemann's words: ...
60. Thoth Vol II, No. 12: July 31, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... planetary deity is the Morning Star - Mars of the Pawnee in Nebraska. And incidentally, theirs is the only Indian culture of North America I know of that practiced human sacrifice - but not anywhere near on the scale of the Aztecs - and only when Mars rose in the East. Funny thing is that there are polar configuration pictographs and petroglyphs all over the place - circle within a circle within a circle with radiating spokes (the radiant Venus) as well as spirals and crescents, so Saturn was presumably depicted in this, but I don't know of any evidence that the planet itself was worshipped by itself. EV ADDS: Typically the ancient sun-god in American Indian legends is ...
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