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... world mountain or nether river. (7) Exhalation of Venus. During this period of instability, Venus was dislodged from its visually motionless position in the center of Saturn and began revolving around the polar axis. To the observer on Earth, it appeared as if the luminous orb was exhaled or spit out by Saturn. The god externalized his heart or soul. Now, a comet- like stream reaching upward from Venus toward Saturn (hence, not originally seen as a connecting stream) took on the form of a simple spiral or curl-- what I have called the lifebreath curl-- reflected in the Egyptian hieroglyph [* !* image. Mythically, this vital form of the mother goddess was viewed as a revolving beard, sidelock, or feather, a rope or thread curling out from Saturn, a curling serpent (or protruding serpent neck and head), and a torch or flame. Hence, it is no coincidence that the word-images used to depict these forms are, around the world, the pre-astronomical hieroglyphs for the comet. ...
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... and other stars may disturb a few comets from their orbits, and that some of these from time to time come close to the Sun. So, when we observe a comet from the Earth, it is in fact a representative of the huge Oort cloud coming in on a vast orbit from the very outermost reaches of the Solar System. Now, the significance of the giant molecular clouds in the Galaxy is that when the Solar System runs close to them, which it does every 50 million years or so when we cross spiral arms, the Oort cloud is enormously disturbed and we get comets flying in all directions: a veritable flood of them pours into the centre of the Solar System while an immense number is flung out of the Solar System altogether. So, by discovering giant molecular clouds, we have discovered that the Oort cloud as proposed in 1950, is no longer a stable permanent feature of the Solar System. Any comets that we observe are in fact not original to the Solar System but probably captured from the molecular clouds themselves: the ...
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... Mountains by R.A. Lyttleton (John Wiley, 1982). A stable charge on a planet would not cause its orbit to vary from a circular or elliptical shape, but if the charge varies the force between the planet and the Sun will also vary (assuming the Sun has a charge) and the computer program can be modified to calculate the correspondingly changed orbital characteristics. This shows that if the charge is positive and slowly leaking away into the surrounding near-vacuum of space, which is highly insulating, the orbit will be a spiral as the planet experiences less electrical repulsion and moves closer to the Sun. When the charge on the planet is reduced to zero, or to a small stable value, its orbit will also be stable. When I made this important astronomical discovery, as I venture to describe it since I know of no other similar claim, it was no more than an academic computer exercise to see whether a cosmic body ejected from Jupiter could be made to travel inwards until it occupied the same orbit as the planet Venus. I could ...
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... he can determine which quasar belongs to which parent galaxy by converting the redshifts of the quasars into the frame of reference of the parent galaxies. Like magic, when connected to the frame of redshift of the its parent galaxy, each of the quasars' redshifts converts from "random" to within a few hundredths of the quantized "preferred redshifts". This trick adds evidence supporting both the discordant redshift connection and the phenomenon of quantized redshifts. The book is a spiral-bound publication with a paperback cover that folds over to conceal the spiral binding. The pages are neatly arranged and the print is large and easy to read. A warning: be sure to double-check page numbers. In my copy, sheet 60/61 was inserted between pages 57 and 58, which caused all sorts of confusion when I was trying to locate the "jet in fig 3" that was mentioned on page 60. When I mentioned this to the publisher, he responded that he hasn't seen this problem in other copies of the book. For a cover picture, Arp has ...
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75. Reconstructing the Saturn Myth [Aeon Journal $]
... or to the right and the left of the god denoting specific phases in the cycle of an archaic day. From this behavior, we will find a full and complete explanation of various mythical creatures and objects (such as the cosmic ship, the bull of heaven and horned summit of the world mountain), known to have their reference in a crescent, but always behaving in ways that flatly contradict lunar behavior. Hence, the mysterious crescent can provide numerous, highly specific tests of our model against the entire historical record. Spiral of Life-Breath There is another enigmatic symbol every bit as common as the crescent. But in this case the mythologists do not enjoy even the illusion of rescue by any phenomenon in the sky today. And though this image has already been recognized as one of central and universal influence in the ancient world, it is fair to say that conventional treatments have literally nothing to say about it. I refer to the symbolic spiral, cut on stone, drawn on papyrus and inscribed on clay around the world. To this curious image ...
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... a largely molten or very plastic state at the time of the Babylonian observations. The whole of its globe would have been distorted by tidal forces, influencing the dynamics of its orbit. It seems likely that such forces gradually reduced the eccentricity of the orbit until it became its present near-circular form, while the mean distance of the planet from the Sun remained the same. Orbital changes due to loss of charge would have been far more rapid and as this would increase the resultant attraction between the Sun and Venus, the latter would spiral inwards. There is no indication that this was still taking place at the time of the Babylonian observations since the graph derived from them has an axis showing a constant value of mean synodic period, therefore there was no noticeable change to the rate of orbital revolution. Equivalent computer orbits The mean value of 584 days for the 'Babylonian' synodic period indicated by the graphs of conjunctions based on the records of disappearances is good evidence that Venus would have made an orbital revolution in about 225 days, the same or close to the ...
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... customary, in order to be drawn upon by the prognosticators for their own purposes, a long period of time with many experiences must have passed first. In medieval manuscripts one can read that women gave birth prematurely out of fear of such celestial appearances; it is only a small step from this to an apotropaion. It is a widely held and very ancient belief that whatever hurts heals, and that which opens wounds also closes them. From the examples presented by Blackman and Kriss, (83) we know that the apotropaic spiral pendants were worn as protective measures against miscarriages until the time for delivery had come- only thereafter were they removed. Today, as many centuries ago, these spiral pendants merely represent the primitive surrogate for a religious symbol. The considerable prevalence of this sign, with its significance as a "lightning symbol", also explains the acceptance of this sign by males. (While it might be justified when worn as an amulet around the neck of a boy until about the age of seven, as the "indispensable eye-glass" ...
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... Velikovsky's works. Not by a long way! The whole emphasis and the catastrophic scenario are sufficiently different for the authors to be able to call it their own theory, and to present it as novel. In essence, their theory boils down to very infrequent, but periodic, disturbances to the Solar System in its wanderings through the Galaxy on encountering "dusty" (i.e., debris-littered) regions. This is shown to be statistically probable and compatible with current theories of the Galaxy. On its last encounter with a dusty spiral arm of the Galaxy, in the Gould Belt ~10-12 million years ago, the Solar System would have acquired comets and meteors, causing irregular collision activity that has been declining ever since. On a notable previous encounter, at the Cretaceous-Tertiary divide, there was a massive asteroidal or cometary impact on Earth, with enormous consequences for all Earth's life forms. As a matter of course most of the material acquired on encountering these debris-littered spiral arms will be thrown straight out of the Solar System, but there will be sufficient material ...
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79. The Electric Saturnian System [Aeon Journal $]
... Saturn, Mars, and Earth still share an almost equal axial tilt to the ecliptic. The angle between the planetary column axis and the Sun-proto-Saturn line would always be large, so that the illumination of proto-Saturn would appear as a crescent throughout the entire capture process. An analog of the polar column might be that of the dust-tail of a comet which does not point directly away from the Sun but, rather, at some small angle to that line. However, this model requires that proto-Saturn move away from the celestial pole and spiral toward the south on approaching the ecliptic plane. This is because the axes of rotation of the planets must remain gyroscopically fixed in inertial space. The plasma toroid about Venus, forming the "eye," would then appear to close as we crossed that plane. [7 The question remains: Why are the planets now confined closely to the plane of the ecliptic? It seems to me that the answer lies in the denser plasma sheet of the solar wind. (It should be noted that this sheet is tilted at ...
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... Type II tail. A magnetically induced discharge in large Type I tails has been suggested(36) but this cannot be related to sunward spikes for the reason just given. Also, low level radio noise in comets has been accidentally detected during occultation of stars.(37) So detection of excessive radio noise in spiked comets should provide a definitive test for the alternative theories.(38) The link between galactic and solar system formation is necessary for a complete understanding of celestial phenomena. The traditionally accepted density wave theory of spiral arm formation is consistent with the nebular theory of OSS in that it explains the origin of impulses believed necessary for stellar collapse and formation. There are difficulties which still remain with this model, however. The mechanism that begins the density wave remains unidentified as an interaction of galactic proportions is needed which is common to all galaxies. This is further complicated by the need for a symmetric interaction to explain fine detail such as star densities- irregularities in the spiral arm shape and the anti-symmetric warping of the galactic disk- all of ...
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