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101. The Polar Sun [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... of the principal sources. SUN AND SATURN The myths and rites celebrate Saturn as the primeval sun. Today, few mythologists looking back across several millennia to the beginnings of astral religion see anything more than worship of the rising and setting sun, the solar orb. This preoccupation with the solar orb is evident in popular surveys: "The preeminence of the ... writers to recognize the pole as the special domain of the great god was W. F. Warren, who wrote in Paradise Found (published in 1885): "The religions of all ancient nations... associate the abode of the supreme God with the North Pole, the centre of heaven; or with the celestial space immediately surrounding it. ... of the Egyptians, Vol.II, 102. Saturn and the Pole An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolic Philosophy, LXXIX. See Uno Holmberg, Die Religiösen Vorstellungen der Altaischen Völker, 37. Quoted in Faber,A Dissertation on the Cabiri, Vol. I, 134. Schlegel, L'Uranographie Chinoise, 630-31. Ibid., ...
102. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... indeed upon the very words and acts of Moses, that the Israelites shunned the gods of the sky- the sun and moon, planets, and stars and would not fashion religious images. Although Yahweh is reconciled to the existence of other gods, he is zealous to be first and exclusive with his chosen people, on pain of their destruction. Yet ... status as Apis [32. Enough sights, apparitions, effects, events, and experiences come with a large-body near-collision to supply readily all the personnel and myths of a full-fledged religion. Yet Moses was not alone in rejecting the absolute identification of a comet as a mainstay of his god. Generally so-called planetary, solar, or lunar religions are not exclusively ... : there is a marked body giving substance to their god, and its behavior is carefully observed for indications of how to conduct themselves. In addition, there occur innumerable god-named manifestations and designations in the sky, the biosphere, the air, and the falling stones. When the profound prejudices in favor of the Hebraic religions are waived, their resemblances to ...
103. Heretics, Dogmatists and Science's Reception of New Ideas [Kronos $]
... and the power to excommunicate. This power has been used to pillory scientists who challenged prevailing scientific orthodoxy.... Smart scientists are usually agnostics, dumb ones dogmatic and religious about science itself. Science is a powerfully revealing mode of thought. It has proved so powerful in explaining so many things that seemed "mystical" or "miraculous" at ... time that many people treat science itself as though it were a religion. Pretty soon the adherents of this religion say that if a phenomenon does not lend itself to analysis by the approved methods of the church, it does not exist.... Alvin Toffler, "Interview," OMNI, November 1978, p. 134. Since Jefferson's day ... many more dogmatists of another intolerant cult, with observatories or laboratories for churches and with their formulas, as infallible revelations ordaining the rites and liturgies of their respective specialities. Such religions of science insist on their own orthodoxies, exercise their own censorship, maintain their own Index, and impose their own Imprimatur. Horace M. Kallen, "Democracy's True Religion ...
104. Suns and Planets in Neolithic Rock Art [Maverick Science Website]
... its center."11 Such scenes, coupled with the obvious prominence of the sun in ancient religion, have led scholars to assume that the solar images served some sort of religious purpose for the Stone Age artists and their communities.12 The anomalies presented by these images have not escaped the attention of scholars. Aside from the fact that each of them is routinely ... lifetime, you will have observed that almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first presented." A. Whitehead "In science, unlike religion, the great revelations lie in the future; the coming generations are the authorities; and the pupil is greater than the master, if he has the gift to see things ... the star-sign originally signified the concepts "God", "Heaven", or "An", a clear indication, it would appear, of the celestial basis of Sumerian religion.33 Figure 8 In later times, scholars are agreed, the star came to be regarded as the special symbol of the planet Venus. This planet featured prominently in Sumerian religion, ...
105. Beliefs Connected with the Cross and the Swastika [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... than those which gave origin to those influences which caused him to suffer. In the next chapter it will be shown that before the East came into prominence in consequence of the religious and political ascendancy of the solar cult, the North was regarded in Egypt as the most influential cardinal point. The stellar cult was at an early period more influential than the ... of Hindu gods, as there are other groupings of pre-Columbian Aztec gods in addition to those given. Here it may be noted that the North-east is of special importance in Brahmanic religion. The priest faced the North-east because it was faced by Prajapati when he "created creatures." 9 The North-east is the direction of "the gate of the world of ... Beliefs Connected with the Cross and the Swastika Swastika and gods of the cardinal points- Various symbols used like swastika- Various forms of swastika- Importance of cardinal points in ancient religions- Posts or pillars of cardinal points- Nile flowing from sky- Ancient Stellar cult- Egyptian, Chinese, Semitic and Celtic crosses- Mexican concepts- Greek augurs looked North ...
106. The Great Comet Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... comet"?-- but to answer the question in overwhelming detail, with incontrovertible data and an inescapable conclusion: Velikovsky's comet Venus lies very close to the center of ancient religious, artistic and literary traditions. (11) Velikovskian Research and Catastrophism How can it be that two researchers, approaching the same field of data, can draw such incompatible conclusions ... an author attempting to rationalize a clearly stated Venus-comet connection, offering his own explanation. But in this instance the "explanation" involves nothing less than a rewriting of the Aztec religion: for the identity of the transformed heart-soul of Quetzalcoatl as the planet Venus was an unshakable tenet of the myths and rites. With respect to the Mesoamerican celestial serpents and dragons ... , 1920), p. 64. 129. Robert Schilling, La Religion Romaine de Venus (Paris, 1954), pp. 316-323. 130. David Carrasco, Religions of Mesoamerica (San Francisco, 1990), p. 65. 131. W/C, op. cit., pp. 166-7. 132. B. Forrest ...
107. "Heaven and Earth": Catastrophism in Hamlet [Kronos $]
... 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, some appearing in cultures widely separated from Shakespeare in place and time. The nature of these connections is the topic of this chapter, for only in certain cases was ... (9) It is metaphysic in its primary and purest form, the closest verbal approach to an immediate intuition of reality... [As the evidence of every great religion shows, to the believer, myth is actually identical with truth.(10) When certain images or actions are discovered universally in myth and literature and are considered to elicit ... primitive rites. Our hypothesis will imply that what is already known to happen in religion may also occur in imaginative drama.(24) Jung has demonstrated the kinship of all religions, as has Freud. Velikovsky has taught us that the kinship is astral and of catastrophic origin. If we accept Murray's argument here, which associates religion with drama, the ...
108. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Aeon Journal $]
... Materials and Method It is well-known that the cult of Indra, prominent at the time of the composition of the Rig Veda, suffered a significant demotion under the influence of post-Vedic religious reform. The waning of Indra's celebrity coincided with the rise of cults associated with Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva, each of whom usurped some of the Vedic functions of Indra ... received valuable support via the extensive researches of the historians Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend, who likewise found the planet Saturn to be a major player in ancient mythology and religion. (103) Unlike the authors of Hamlet's Mill, who favored a uniformitarian explanation of Saturn's prominence in the ancient traditions (via the precession of the equinoxes), Velikovsky ... Dumezil, op cit. pp. 124-125. 76. Ibid., p. 129. 77. B. Lincoln, "The Indo-European Cattle-Raiding Myth," History of Religions 16:1 (1976), pp. 50-51. 78. "Armenian authors regularly translate Heracles as Vahagn." So wrote B. L. van der Waerden, ...
109. The Worship of Saturn [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... sacred to him; Sais in the Delta used to commemorate the floating of Osiris ? body carried by the Nile into the Mediterranean. What made Osiris so deeply ingrained in the religious memory of the nation that his cult pervaded mythology and religion? Osiris ? dominion, before his murder by Seth, was remembered as a time of bliss. According to the ... some of his children. After this act Zeus overpowers his father, puts him in chains, and drives him from his royal station in the sky. In Egyptian folklore or religion the participants of the drama are said to be Osiris-Saturn, brother and husband of Isis-Jupiter. The cult of Osiris and the mysteries associated with it dominated the Egyptian religion as nothing ... Jupiter drove Saturn away from its place in the sky. Before Jupiter (Zeus) became the chief god, Saturn (Kronos) occupied the celestial throne. In all ancient religions the dominion passes from Saturn to Jupiter. (2) In Greek mythology, Kronos is presented as the father and Zeus as his son who dethrones him. Kronos devours some ...
110. Trisms and Planetary Iconography [The Velikovskian $]
... (3) --at least up until the last few centuries. By analyzing common elements of design and form that appear in my tracings or sketches of original works of mythical and religious art, I hope to demonstrate that these elements not only offer more evidence of this instability, but also will contribute to our understanding of the nature of this instability. Velikovsky ... from both sides of the conjunction. The alchemical Christ and Mithras serve the same purpose, that of peacemakers, and Mithras is considered a mediator between the polarized aspects of Persian religion. Figure 59, is my sketch of another depiction of the Hermaphrodite. As in Figure 55, above, this conjunction unites male and female elements. Mercury and Venus, ... . Figure 7, is my depiction of a trismatic Egyptian lotus as it is being offered to the lion-headed goddess, Sekhmet. The lotus serves as a frequent prop in Oriental religions as well. Figure 8, is my copy of a 15th century illumination showing Clovis, king of the Franks, c. 500 AD, receiving the banner of the fleur-de-lis ...
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