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71. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART THREE: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR, APPENDIX [Quantavolution Website]
... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS by Alfred de Grazia PART THREE: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR APPENDIX CHARACTERS OF THE BOOK (Italic-faced ones have a direct part in the plot and action in THE LOVE AFFAIR) GODS Athena (also Athene, Pallas Athene): Greek Goddess of wisdom, war, and the arts and sciences, "officially" declared to be the same as the Roman goddess, Minerva; identifiable in her planetary aspect with the planet Venus. In other cultures, she carries many names, including Ishtar (Babylonia), Quetzalcohuatl (Mexico), Lucifer (Rome), Helel (Judea), Aten (? Egypt), Subari (India). Protector of Odysseus. Hephaestus (Hephaistos): Husband of Aphrodite. Greek god of fire and of the crafts and sciences, comparable to many smith-gods, also a solar deity; called Vulcan by the Romans and probably is Tuchulcha of the Etruscans. Identifiable with Athena and planet Venus. Ares: Lover of Aphrodite. ...
72. The Lightning Wheel in Ancient Times [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit and Copyright: Rens van der Sluijs home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Jan 11, 2005 The Lightning Wheel in Ancient Times In the aftermath of Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul (modern France), scores of local Celtic gods and goddesses were deliberately assimilated to members of the Greek and Roman pantheon. A particularly popular Celtic god was Taranis, literally "thunder", whose cult was incorporated in that of Jupiter. Jupiter was, of course, the Roman thunder god par excellence. But despite the extensive syncretism, the local gods managed to retain many of their original attributes. Taranis' stock attribute was a wheel. Sometimes the god is shown holding this wheel in one hand. The statue shown above, which misses the head, is of Provencal origin and is now on display in the archaeological museum at Avignon. In other cases, the ...
73. Sothic Dating: the Shameless Enterprise [SIS C&C Review $]
... this. Furthermore, he claimed that double-dated documents from the Persian period show that 'from about 473 onwards, the Sothic hypothesis is not really a hypothesis but simply the truth' [4. Before examining this latter claim in more depth, we should first turn to Theon, a source whom Depuydt and others before him have cited in support of Sothic dating. We shall find that Theon actually contradicts current Sothic dating assumptions. The Origins of Sothic Dating Sothic dating, of course, starts with Censorinus. In AD 238, this Roman scholar wrote in De Die Natali that the Egyptians had a 365 day calendar without leap year and that on July 20 (12 Calends of August), AD 139, a heliacal rising of Sirius corresponded to 1 Thoth on the Egyptian calendar. Censorinus indicates that the Egyptians had a great year tied to the correspondence of the rising of Sirius with 1 Thoth and that 'we are today in the hundredth year of this Annus Magnus'. According to most practitioners of Sothic dating this means that Sirius rose on July 20 in AD ...
74. Aeneas [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Aeneas Following the fall of Troy Aeneas, son of Priam, a Trojan hero second only to Hector, fled the fortress; he lost his wife in the escape, himself carrying his aged father on his back and leading his young son by the hand. This is the way Virgil, in the first century before our era, imagined the beginning of Aeneas ? travels; but already before Virgil, the fate of Aeneas was the subject of poetic tradition. Virgil ? s creation is regarded as the greatest of Roman epics; Virgil, however, studied the subject drawing on Greek authors. Upon visiting Thrace and the islands of the Aegean Sea, and following a sojourn on Crete, Aeneas and his little band of companions landed at Carthage; there Queen Dido fell in love with him; his refusal to make Carthage his home and Dido his wife caused her, upon his departure, to take her own life. Aeneas ? further wanderings brought him finally to Latium in Italy, the land of the Latini. According to the Roman legendary tradition, ...
75. The Rare and Roasted Phoenix: A View of Claude Levi-Strauss [Kronos $]
... consider his work here is that he posits a view of myth that is generally regarded as entailing an uncompromising rejection of any historical considerations, a view, we suggest, of which the ascendancy in contemporary intellectual circles may be one significant factor in the prevailing deafness to the theses of Immanuel Velikovsky. For Levi-Strauss, the function of myth is in essence logical: the formation and transformation of patterns of binary opposition, the particular terms of which are arbitrary. His models are linguistic, specifically the structural linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure and Roman Jakobson. To these structural linguists whether we call a bird a bird, or Vogel, or ucello, or pajaro, or oiscau, is unimportant. What is germane is a function of "alteration or opposition" between elements which "in spite of having no meaning of their own, participate in meaning".(3) According to Levi-Strauss, in the creations of human societies the rules of kinship, just as much as myths, are of "the same type of phenomena as those of linguistics" only " ...
76. The Identification of Troy [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Identification of Troy When Alexander crossed the Hellespont, setting foot in Asia for the first time, he paused briefly at what he believed to be the site of the Homeric Ilion the hill we know today as Hissarlik. A Greek and after it a Roman town named ? Ilion ? grew up on the site, and few ancient writers doubted that here once stood the ? well-towered ? citadel of Priam. The Roman geographer Strabo, however, questioned the identification, and brought many arguments to show that ? Ilion ? was in all respects unlikely to have been the site of the Homeric city. (1) Uncertainty about the identification of Troy continued into modern times, and even Schliemann ? s spectacular discoveries at Hissarlik did not end it. Several years after the publication of Troy and Its Remains, Professor R. C. Jebb, one of the foremost classicists of the age, proclaimed that Schliemann had not uncovered Homer ? s Troy at all and, further, that it was vain to expect that a city such as Homer sang of lay ...
77. The Date of Carthage?s Founding [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Date of Carthage ? s Founding The Phoenicians, who are credited with imparting the alphabet to the Greeks, themselves left few documents, though we know that they had their historians and kept official chronicles. Apart from the laconic testimony of some scattered inscriptions carved in stone, Phoenician writings have perished; for what we know of their history we depend on the reports of Greek and Roman authors who were not kindly disposed towards them. A grim struggle was waged for centuries between the Greeks and Romans on the one hand, and the Phoenicians and their western offshoot, the Carthaginians, on the other, in which the prize was nothing less than the political and commercial control of the Mediterranean. It began as early as the Orientalizing period of the eighth and early seventh centuries with the rivalry of Greek and Phoenician settlers in the West, and culminated with Alexander ? s capture of Tyre in the fourth century, Rome ? s defeat of Carthage after the exhausting Punic wars of the third, and Carthage ? s destruction in the second. Carthage had been ...
78. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 20: QUAIRO: RAISING THE KA [Quantavolution Website]
... The priest tried to raise the khu, the spirit soul of Osiris, or the ka of Osiris. Etruscan lucairce is a priest; luc-is light. Greek episteme, scientific knowledge, is in Homer intellectual power and artistic skill. Epi= on, histemi= I make to stand. It may refer to the skill, Latin ars, art-, of the priest in making the god stand up on the ark or chest. Hebrew qesem is an oracle. Cf. Greek sema, sign, and ka. A Roman priest would utter the words 'Favete linguis! ', be favourable with your tongues! Favere is to cherish the light. Fa is light; the verb beare means to cherish. Beare is more familiar in the form beatus, blessed. Favete linguis is generally taken to mean 'hush!' Greek kluo, I listen, or 'I am talked about, I am heard', may be ka and luo, I release the ka. It is similar to Greek akouo, I hear, I am talked about. We ...
79. Bright Sparks Erupt From Beach [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 104: Mar-Apr 1996 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Bright Sparks Erupt From Beach Here follows a letter from S. Roman, Melbourne, Australia: "The tide was out one day as a friend and I were walking along a beach. As we walked on the littoral zone-- the part of the beach between low and high tides-- strange blue lights lit up around our feet as we stepped on the sand. The lights were similar to lightning and the harder we stepped on the ground the more intense the blue lights became. Nobody has been able to provide us with a satisfactory explanation and, no, we were not under the influence of any drugs. Just what was happening?" (Roman, Suzanne; "Bright Sparks," New Scientist, inside back cover, January 13, 1996) Comment. A similar phenomenon was observed at Blundellsands, England, on June 5, 1902, when tiny flames erupted from a mud flat ...
80. The Rings of Saturn [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... not visible without magnifying instruments. There are cases of exact observations by the Chaldeans which suggest the use of some accurate technical means. (5) These means could consist of a sort of astrolabe like that of Tyche de Brahe who made most accurate observations of celestial bodies without the help of a telescope; also Copernicus, prior to Tyche de Brahe, made all his calculations of the movements of the planets before the telescope was invented. But neither Tycho de Brahe nor Copernicus saw the rings. The statue of Saturn on the Roman capitol had bands around its feet, (6) and Macrobius in the fifth century of our era, already ignorant of the meaning of these bands, asked: ? But why is the god Saturn in chains?? In the Egyptian legend Isis (Jupiter) swathes Osiris (Saturn). The Egyptian apellative for Osiris was ? the swathed.? (7) In the Zend-Avesta it is said that the star Tistrya (Jupiter, later Venus) keeps Pairiko in twofold bonds. (8) Saturn is encircled by ...
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