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161. The Sibylline Oracles [Books]
... form of melancholy ; yet the mind of Hellas was more truly represented by Plato 2 and Plutarch,3 both of whom spoke of the oracles and the Sibyl with genuine religious respect. The oracles, strictly so called, were always consulted through the official medium of the priests who had charge of them; but there were also less official ... Hellas the oracles played a part in the moulding of public policy no less than in the solution of private problems, and long after those days had passed away the popular religion drew a constant stream of enquirers to the places where the counsel of God was thought to be revealed. Oracles such as that of Claros enjoyed an enormous vogue as ...
162. The Etruscans and their Language [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... our best known source for stories of the early days of Rome when the city was ruled by Etruscan kings. The Romans owed to the Etruscans many of their political and religious concepts and terms. We will start with words associated with the idea of kingship, which, in Mesopotamian usage, was sent down from heaven (the monarch took ... The Etruscans and their Language by Hugh Crosthwaite The purpose of this short paper is to comment on a few Etruscan words in an attempt to discover more about the nature of religion in the ancient world. Livy, in his history of Rome, is our best known source for stories of the early days of Rome when the city was ruled ...
163. Sun and Saturn by Morris Jastrow Jr [Articles]
... the close association of Marduk and Nebo in the cult of Babylonia, after Babylon with the adjacent Borsippa (the seat of the Nebo cult) had became the political and religious center of.the Euphrates Valley, found its outward expression in raising Mercury to a rank above Saturn and Mars (79) . At the same time, owing ... In the index however, vol. II, p. 142, he has noted Nos. 174, 174 A and 180 as referring to Saturn. See also Jastrow Religion Babyloniens und Assyriens, II, p. 483, note 4; 578, note 2, and 651, note 12. The statement p. 445, note ...
164. "Heaven and Earth": Catastrophism in Hamlet [Journals] [Kronos]
... , he tells us, is to focus attention on the Danish body politic and its hidden malady: they are ceremonious invocations of the well-being of society, and secular or religious devices for securing it .. .. In general, they throw doubt upon the efficacy of the official magic, as when Hamlet refuses to take Claudius' first ... this day. Cardona is of course correct, but specific illustrations of the parallels between the stories of Oedipus, Hamlet, and Saturn-Kronos, and their reflection in myth and religion, will be presented later. For the moment, we need only keep Cardona's warning in mind that mankind has experienced several planetary catastrophes over thousands of years, each ...
165. Saturn: In Myth and Religion [Journals] [Kronos]
... been incorrect. While it is true that, generally speaking, "trinity" merely means "a group of three", this definition falls short when used in a religious and/or mythological context. Theologically, "trinity" means "three persons in one godhead" - that is, three persons who, while retaining their individuality ... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 1 (Fall 1984) Home | Issue Contents Saturn: In Myth and Religion Dwardu Cardona Copyright (c ) 1983/1984 by Dwardu Cardona This paper is an adaptation of "Trilogies, Trinities, and Triads," which originally appeared in CSISN 2:1 (August 1983). ...
... opinion resting on variant interpretations of the statements in I Kings 6:1 and Acts 13:19, 20. The record in I Kings was presumably written by the religious chronographer at the time and reads: And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of ... in morality between the Hebrews and the Canaanites. [Footnote: W-BA. p. 112; see also GWOT, p. 99.] This sexual emphasis of Canaanite religion was certainly extreme and at its worst could only have appealed to the baser aspects of man. Religion as commonly practiced in Canaan, therefore, must have been a ...
167. The Evolutionist-Creationist Battle: A Threat to Catastrophist Evolution (Focus) [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... that the battle is not about the validity of Darwinism per se or a war between religion and science, but "the underlying dispute is between a small section of the religious community in the United States to whom the evolutionary view of the world .. . is anathema". A tenet of the Creation Scientists is that. "The ... "creation science" an equal time with "evolution science" in the state's schools, on the grounds that it violated the American constitution, according to which state and religion must remain separate. Reports in scientific periodicals such as New Scientist, Nature and Science, were unanimous in referring to the trial as just part of an on-going battle ...
168. The Newton Affair [Journals] [Kronos]
... . In the course of the eighteenth century Newtonianism became a religion, and the tenets of this religion continue to be upheld dogmatically by scientists today. It is characteristic of religious sects to argue to the point of mutual slaughter which works are canonical and which are uncanonical. The activity of censorship extends to some passages of the Principia which are ... Newtonian studies barely mention them and dismiss them as insignificant. If they report their contents, they present them inaccurately. In the course of the eighteenth century Newtonianism became a religion, and the tenets of this religion continue to be upheld dogmatically by scientists today. It is characteristic of religious sects to argue to the point of mutual slaughter which ...
169. Ancient Near Eastern Chronology: To Revise or not to Revise? [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... of Velikovsky, the idea of a repetitive cycle, a visitation by deity REPEATING itself on numerous occasions to numerous generations, the very cycle itself responsible for the strength of religious belief that the human psyche contains etc. Nowadays, the new order (after a phase of turmoil) has been absorbed by political theorists of various persuasions in revamped ... seems to me that the natural phenomena associated with the Exodus from Egypt has perhaps been grafted onto the storyline, (the alternative is to deny it took place). Religio-myth seems to have been attached to an historical event- in much the same way as the cosmic myth of Romulus and Remus has been attached to the story of the ...
170. The Garden, the Fall, and the Restoration [Journals] [Kronos]
... beings collectively and individually to exhibit some of the symptoms of the typical amnesia victim. In this paper we shall explore some implications of Velikovsky's diagnosis, first with regard to religious myth as a remnant not only of the catastrophes, but also of the state of human consciousness prior to the time when "the great fear" began to take ... of the knowledge of good and evil. The Indians of the Brahmanic period preserved the following in the Mahabharata. The Krita Yuga was so named because there was but one religion, and all men were saintly: therefore they were not required to perform religious ceremonies. Holiness never grew less, and the people did not decrease. There were ...
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