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21. The Dragon in China and Japan by M. W. VISSER [Books]
... Garudas, Kinnaras and Mahoragas5. HARDY's Manual of Buddhism 6 gives the following details concerning the Nagas. "The Nagas reside in the loka (world) under the Triknta rocks that support Meru, and in the waters of the world of men. They have the shape of the spectacle-snake, with the extended hood (coluber naga); ... very intricate complex was formed. Whoever studies the Japanese legends has the difficult task of analysing this complex into its parts. No mythical creature is more familiar to Far Eastern art and literature than the dragon. It is interesting to observe how in Japan three different kinds of dragons, originating from India, China, and Japan, are to ...
22. The Riddle of the Earth [Books]
... people accept without question the archaic ideas produced by supposed authorities such as that a volcano is thrown up from the earth's interior, and an eruption is the escape of molten rock through a " fault " in the crust ; that an earthquake is caused by a contraction of the earth's crust due to the slowly cooling incandescent mass below ; and ... by Messrs. Murray in 1917. The late Dr. Anderson's photographs of volcanoes which he took in all parts of the world remain the most valuable record of pictorial volcanic art in existence. APPIAN WAY. March, 1925. THE RIDDLE OF THE EARTH CHAPTER I THE WEATHER AND EARTHQUAKES ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES 1. FEW persons realise perhaps how absolutely ...
23. Part IV: Conclusions [Ragnarok] [Books]
... had progressed so far in astronomical knowledge as to have mapped out the heavens into constellations; they wrote books, consequently they possessed an alphabet; they engraved inscriptions upon the rocks. But it may be said truly that the book of Job, although it may be really a description of the Drift catastrophe, was not necessarily written at the ... skulls of the savage populations of the country. The possession of a piece of pottery, or carving, by an African tribe would not prove that the Africans possessed the arts of engraving or manufacturing pottery, but it would prove that somewhere on the earth's surface a race had advanced far enough, at that time, to be capable of ...
... from such caps. Nos. 185 (Fig. 2) and 186 show "caps" cut in the stone itself. Nos. 138 and 186, both of rock crystal, have been perforated although the designs are unfinished (cf. p. 3). The engraving technique varies, of course, but it is usually careful ... Hittite" seals. In the designs, only the costumes of the figures change from the previous motive. Egyptian influence is evident on the seals, as also in other art of the Achaemenian era. SELEUCID OR PARTHIAN SEALS I venture to assign to the Seleucid or Parthian period only one piece in this collection, namely No. 626. ...
25. Leonardo da Vinci: Rocks, Fossils, and Time [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. II No. 3 (Feb 1977) Home | Issue Contents Leonardo da Vinci: Rocks, Fossils, and Time H. James Birx PROLOGUE The Italian Renaissance (1401-1527) represented both the rebirth of man out of the unenlightened years of Medieval beliefs and superstitions and a return to reason and empiricism; all ... cosmology were emerging. At first, the Italian Renaissance saw the restoration of the humanities. There was a revitalised interest in the culture of the Classical World, especially its art, literature and philosophy. The scholars of the Humanist Renaissance believed in the dignity of man and the realisation of human happiness through intelligent inquiry. Detailed descriptions of nature ...
26. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Z-Pinch Aurora as recorded in Antiquity" by Dr Anthony L. Peratt, from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM. The article concludes that petroglyphs (or rock art) often represent a plasma "instability" that Peratt sees in his laboratory, and must have been seen by ancient man in the skies. Peratt's research was ... by Dave Talbott, author the Saturn Myth, and Wal Thornhill whose articles on The Electric Universe have appeared in SIS publications. Their forthcoming book, Thunderbolts of the Gods, is under preparation, but a draft chapter has appeared on the Internet (Web address below) summarising their work. Due to space limitations, several explanatory panels and ...
27. A Fire not Blown [Books]
... . CHRONOLOGY 11. CHANGING INTERPRETATIONS 12. CATASTROPHE, MYTH AND SKY 13. FIRE 14. THE GODDESS GAIA 15. HAWARA AND KNOSOS 16. THE DANCE 17. ROCKS 18. RITUALS 19. LIFE 20. QUAIRO: RAISING THE KA 21. KINGS 22. SACRED BIRDS 23. BOLTS 24. THE NORTH 25. RESURRECTION TECHNIQUES ... in 665 B.C . the Assyrians took from Egyptian Thebes two bronze-coated obelisks. Techen, another Egyptian word for a pillar, resembles the Greek techne, skill or art. Techen, reversed, becomes necht, to be strong. Hebrew shath, column, may have some connection with the god Set. Q-CD vol. 13, ...
28. Night of the Gods: The Pillar [Books]
... which makes a god of it, at once. (This perhaps ought to have gone under the heading " Beth-Els," but it is also wanted under "The Rock of Ages" and " The Navel.") There is also the stone at Kingston-on-Thames. In Mailduin's voyage lie comes to a colossal silver eight-sided pillar standing in ... not infrequent in Japan, and are known by the same name. The material of the fine Shinto 8temples of the Ge-ku at Ise, which are most elaborate works of art, is wood alone, and they arc rebuilt "every 20 years," say the accounts; but this period will perhaps prove to be in origin the astronomical ...
29. Rockart at the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... is a non-profit cultural organisation. [. .] The CCSP aims to study, through scientific research, prehistoric and primitive art and related disciplines. The World Archive of Rock Art (WARA, see also p.2 ) is a large and fast growing compilation of reports, surveys, slides, tracings and photographs with a data bank ... Centre for Prehistoric Studies, established in 1964, is a non-profit cultural organisation. [. .] The CCSP aims to study, through scientific research, prehistoric and primitive art and related disciplines. The World Archive of Rock Art (WARA, see also p.2 ) is a large and fast growing compilation of reports, surveys, ...
30. Hittites and Phrygians [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... almost inaccessible crags and ridges- sites determined by strategic considerations. Ceram goes so far as to compare the Hittite capital of Hattusas (Boghazkoy), perched high on the rocks, and says, "it could as easily have been any of a string of Urartian fortress citadels." The same bleak landscape; the lonely bastion in command ... Anatolia? Velikovsky identified the Hittites with the Chaldeans, and the Chaldeans in turn with the Urartians,4 and claims that "striking similarities" occur between Hitttite and Urartian art. Khaldis (or Khaldia) was a Urartian deity recorded by Sargon II following his capture of the city of Musasir (site unknown) around 714 B.C ...
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