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111. The Beginning of Time [Aeon Journal $]
... not, of itself, serve to confirm the postulate delineated in the earlier paper? In this connection, as in many others, ancient man did not mince words. As was indicated in "The Evolution of the Cosmic Egg," (2) the Satapatha Brahmana informs us that while the cosmic egg "floated about for as long as the space of a year," the year, in actuality, "was not then in existence." (3) Thus, in the Ugaritic pantheon, El, who was Saturn, "the creator of created things," was also called "the father of the years." (4) Not only the year, but time itself was not. As the Malay Charmbook, in its inimitable mixture of Muslim and pagan doctrines, has it stated: In the days when Haze bore Darkness, and Darkness Haze, when the Lord of the Outer Silence Himself was yet in the womb of Creation, before the existence of the names of Earth and Heaven, of God and Muhammad, of the ...
112. The Worship of Saturn [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Worship of Saturn Saturn, so active in the cosmic changes, was regarded by all mankind as the supreme god. Seneca says that Epigenes, who studied astronomy among the Chaldeans, ? estimates that the planet Saturn exerts the greatest influence upon all the movements of celestial bodies.? (1) On becoming a nova, it ejected filaments in all directions and the solar system became illuminated as if by a hundred suns. It subsided rather quickly and retreated into far-away regions. Peoples that remembered early tragedies enacted in the sky by the heavenly bodies asserted that 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 of his children. After this act Zeus overpowers his father, puts him in chains, and drives him from his royal station in the ...
113. Discussion & Questions From the Floor [Aeon Journal $]
... . Even the large Jovian planets with their many satellites are subject to the influence of tidal forces. If this force is sufficiently strong it can affect a body with a very tiny electromagnetic field so its rotation will be equal to the revolution period, and this is true of most natural satellites of the planets. This gravitational influence can be clearly observed in the highly circular orbits of nearly all the natural satellites of the planets. However, there is an electro-gravitic interaction that can be clearly observed in the satellite systems of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. In AEON I:1, page 13, I said that, "Since the dissipation rate of electromagnetism is greater than gravity over distance from the Sun, this difference in the ratio between the forces should cause charged planets situated farther from the Sun to have increasingly eccentric orbits." This should also be the case with the large satellite systems of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus and cause their satellites situated farther from their primaries to have increasingly eccentric orbits, and this is also the case. Therefore, even ...
114. Saturn's Spokes [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: NASA/JP//SSI 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 Jul 06, 2004 Saturn's Spokes When Voyager I and Voyager II flew past Saturn in Nov 1980 and Aug 1981, astronomers were surprised to see that the middle ring had dark "spokes". But when the more recent Cassini probe reached Saturn, astronomers were surprised again: the spokes were gone. The Electric Universe may explain this mystery. The spokes are caused by radial discharges from Saturnıs magnetosphere into the planetıs ionosphere. Such low-latitude discharges are observed in the laboratory when a magnetized sphere is immersed in an electrified plasma. In Saturnıs case, the rings provide a more easily ionized, "dusty" plasma that would tend to concentrate the discharges in the plane of the rings. The effect on the ring particles is to temporarily alter their polarization and to move them out of ...
115. Saturnian Comets [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Saturnian Comets Before searching ancient traditions for any possible association of Saturn with the Deluge, let us notice that the idea that Saturn may have anything to do with the origin of some of the comets of the solar system is not without a theoretical foundation. A group of short-period comets carries the name of ? Saturnian family of comets ?; they revolve on ellipses that approach closely the orbit of Saturn. A larger family of short-period comets carries the name ? Jovian ? and Jupiter is regarded as having something to do with their origin: their orbits come close to the orbit of Jupiter. The usual explanation for the Saturnian and Jovian families of comets is that they had originally traveled on extremely elongated or even parabolic orbits and, passing close to one of the large planets, were changed into short-period comets, traveling on ellipses it is usual to say that they were ? captured.? However, the Russian astronomer K. Vshekhsviatsky of the Kiev Observatory, one of the leading authorities on comets, has brought strong arguments to show that the comets of the ...
116. The Spring Of Ares [Kronos $]
... with the same Ares raises fundamental questions concerning the origins of Greek religion and myth.(9) That Ares was originally a celestial body is suggested by a Homeric hymn in which the god is described as a fiery sphere among the planets.(3) This fiery nature links Ares to Mars, described as the fiery planet par excellence in both Babylonian and Greek astronomy. And, in fact, this identification was made by the Greeks themselves as early as the fifth century B.C.(4) Having already identified Kadmos with Saturn,(41) we are led to ask what connection there might have been between this planet and Ares/Mars. The celestial aspect of Ares also leads us to ask whether the spring and hill linked to him were somehow related to the planet. Were this question to be raised solely because of Theban tradition, it would hardly deserve to be taken seriously. As we will soon find out, however, Kadmos' palace was not unique with respect to its Martian foundation. Athens also possessed a hill of Ares- ...
117. Khima And Kesil [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 4 (Summer 1978) Home¦ Issue Contents Khima And Kesil Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright (C) 1978 by Immanuel Velikovsky Editor's Note: The material in the following article was first conceived and written some thirty-five years ago. It is only a fractional part of a much larger work- Saturn and the Deluge- dealing with earlier catastrophes and intended as a sequel to Worlds in Collision For the time being that sequel remains unpublished. Nevertheless, the identifications of Khima and Kesil (Khesil) were already made in Worlds in Collision (p 208), and an explanation was promised at that time. Since then, others have worked independently on the problem as well. In the Tractate Brakhot of the Babylonian Talmud it is said that the Deluge was caused by two stars that fell from Khima toward the Earth. The statement reads: "When the Holy One decided to bring the Deluge on the Earth, He took two stars from Khima and [hurling them against the Earth brought the Deluge on the Earth." ...
118. The Lesser Light [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... . Heavenly Inspiration A son rises against his father. In a violent struggle involving physical mutilation the father is overthrown and his dominance usurped by the son. He suffers further humiliation as he is banished from his former realm and relegated to a life of insignificance. The son in his new-found preeminence is unaware that he too is one day destined to follow his father's path to the nether world. Another common theme in myth and legend from all parts of the world finds its source in the heavens-- from a bygone age when Saturn and Jupiter by their proximity crowded our sky. We read in the ancient chronicles that "Vanquished by the might of Zeus [Jupiter, Cronus [Saturn was driven from the sky and cast to the very depths of the universe and there enchained in the region which stretches beneath the earth and the fruitless sea.. ." 2 In the words of Hesiod (8th Century B.C.):"... [Zeus was reigning in heaven, himself holding the lightning and glowing thunderbolt, when he had overcome by ...
119. Saturn Moon Mystery Continues [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1996:2 (Feb 1997) Home¦ Issue Contents Newsgroups: sci.astro Subject: Saturn Moon Mystery Continues From: Ron Baalke, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 5 Oct 1995 20:59 Al Oct 5, 1995. Press Release No.: STScI-PR95-42 Saturn Moon Mystery Continues: Could Hubble Have Discovered Shattered Satellites? Nasa's Hubble space telescope may have discovered several orbiting clumps of icy rubble that could be the remnants of recently shattered moonlets orbiting near the outer edge of Saturn's ring system. Astronomers say this could represent the discovery of a new class of ephemeral, transitional object in the solar system which provides new clues to the origin and evolution of Saturn's spectacular rings. This startling conclusion is based upon Hubble Space Telescope observation of Saturn made during the ring plane crossing on August 10, which provided a rare opportunity to seek out faint satellites in and near the ring plane. "Ring plane crossing" refers to those moments when the Earth or Sun crosses the plane of Saturn's rings, allowing them to be seen (or illuminated ...
120. The Saturn Thesis: Questions and Answers [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon III:6 (Dec 1994) Home¦ Issue Contents The Saturn Thesis: Questions and Answers David Talbott Author of The Saturn Myth INTRODUCTION Why should we care about myth? I think there's a very good reason to care about myth, even though myth as a whole may seem to speak a language too obscure for rational, feet-on-the-ground folk. Myth is, I believe, a window to early human history, a more intensely dramatic period than we've realized. The myths have their roots in a time of celestial catastrophe, and more often than not the appearance of confusion results from viewing myth as something other than what it is. In the course of cultural evolution and scientific advance, we left behind the fabled "long ago," whose images seemed wholly out of touch with our own world. Yet my personal conviction is that ancient myth, when seen as a symbolic record of earth-shaking events in the sky, will permanently change man's view of his celestial environment. But your conclusions are not those of others who devoted lifetimes to ...
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