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21. C&C Review 2005 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Hypothesis , David Salkeld 48 Recent Developments In Near Eastern Archaeology by Bob Porter 54 Focus Independent Confirmation of a Catastrophic Event A consideration by Moe Mandelkehr of Iyengar's Profile of a Natural Disaster in Ancient Sanskrit Literature' 58 Book Reviews 60 Pillars of the Past, by Charles Ginenthal - reviewed by Irving Wolfe 60 The Stones of Time: Calendars, Sundials, and the Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland, by M. Brennan - reviewed by Phillip Clapham 62 Perilous Planet Earth, by Trevor Palmer - reviewed by Alfred de Grazia 63 Stukeley Illustrated, by N. Mortimer - reviewed by Phillip Clapham 64 Resurrecting Genesis, by J. T. Hadd - reviewed by David Salkeld 64 Mysterious Ancient ...
22. The End. Ch.16 The End (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... new beds, of sources that disappeared and others that became bitter, of great destructions in the animal kingdom, of decimated mankind, of migrations, of heavy clouds of dust covering the face of the earth for decades, of magnetic disturbances, of changed climates, of displaced cardinal points and altered latitudes, of disrupted calendars, and of sundials and water clocks that point to changed length of day, month, and year, of a new polar star. All this was presented in Worlds in Collision as having taken place in two series of events, the first in the fifteenth century before the present era, or thirty-four centuries ago, the other, of lesser intensity, ...
23. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... : "Is it reasonable to postulate that the world was upside down at the era when the terms clockwise' and anti-clockwise' were first introduced?" I'd say no it isn't reasonable. Surely these terms aren't all that ancient. I should "postulate" that these terms derive from the fact that the shadow of the gnomon of a sundial (surely the original clock) travels in a clockwise direction. Starting in the morning pointing west, then through north (as the Sun in the northern hemisphere has a southern aspect) to finally pointing to the east in the evening. Once again I should imagine that the general public would be more familiar with "shadow clocks" ...
24. Poles Uprooted, Part 2 Mars Ch.7 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... represent the various geographical latitudes of their observatories," and therefore the figures are supposed to have been those of Babylonia, borrowed by ancient Chinese, a rather unusual conjecture.14 The length of the longest day in a year depends on the latitude, or the distance from the pole, and is different at different places. Gnomons or sundials can be built with great precision.15 The Babylonian astronomical tablets of the eighth century provide exact data, according to which the longest day at Babylon was equal to 14 hours 24 minutes, whereas the modem determination is 14 hours 10 minutes, and 54 seconds. "The difference between the two figures is too great to be attributable ...
25. Aeon Volume VI, Number 4: Contents [Journals] [Aeon]
... the eventual hiding place of the treasures once contained in the Jerusalem temple. Page 104: The Calendar Eric Aitchison An in-depth evaluation of ancient calendars which takes into consideration Velikovsky's original work on the subject, the Biblical evidence, ancient mathematics, the Sothic period, ancient eclipse forecasting and retrocalculations, the Dresden Codex, Mayan calendrics, and the sundial of Ahaz. News by Tania ta Maria Martian Mysteries Those Enigmatic Black Holes Contributors Louis A. G. Hissink was born in Bandung, Indonesia, and practices as a diamond field geologist working mainly in Western Australia and, occasionally, Southern Africa. He lives in a beach suburb north of Sydney and spends lengthy periods in the " ...
26. Preface (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... two the very last-series of such catastrophes, those that visited our earth in the second and first millennia before the present era. Since these upheavals occurred in historical times, when the art of writing had already been perfected in the centres of ancient civilization, I described them mainly from historical documents, relying on celestial charts, calendars, and sundials and water clocks discovered by archaeologists, and drawing also upon classical literature, the sacred literature of East and West, the epics of the northern races, and the oral traditions of primitive peoples from Lapland to the South Seas. Geological vestiges of the events narrated in documents and traditions were indicated only here and there, when I felt ...
27. Horizons [Journals] [SIS Review]
... to all with time and inclination to keep abreast of progress. Of particular interest is the issue for December 1977, devoted to The Astronomy of the Ancients. The writers of this issue examine the astronomical "Medicine Wheels" of the Plains Indians; apparent supernova records in early American petroglyphs; the earliest astronomical instruments (shadow-clocks, astrolabes, sundials from both hemispheres); the enigmatic legends, ancient and modern, concerning Sirius; the astronomical features of Stonehenge; the (suggested) terrestrial origins of the celestial Gorgon myth, and the possible celestial origins of the supposedly terrestrial Atlantis tradition. A fascinating, entertaining and informative issue which should stimulate readers to (as the Editors put ...
28. Ignis E Coelo, Part 2 Mars Ch.2 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... Lord . . . Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down."7 An optical illusion is the common explanation of the meaning of this passage.8 The sundial mentioned together with the name of Ahaz is supposed to have been a dial built by Ahaz, father of Hezekiah. But the Talmudic tradition explains that the day was shortened by ten degrees on the day when Ahaz was buried, and the day was prolonged by ten degrees when Hezekiah was ill and recovered, and this is the meaning ...
... second millennium and in the eighth to seventh centuries of the first millennium before the present era stand as strong obstacles to any attempt to use Sothic reckoning or anything like it as a chronological pathfinder. But should the reader turn to Worlds in Collision he will find an abundance of evidence for sudden and violent changes in the order of nature. Sundials of Egyptian antiquity do not show proper time in the latitudes in which they were found; water clocks are not functional either, though intact; the Babylonian and Egyptian inscriptions alike refer to a time when the longest day in the year was three times as long as the shortest day, a ratio which changed in various periods; the ...
... beginning: they changed repeatedly in historical times when man was already perfectly literate and could leave records of the changes in writing. They are in various scripts, notably in the cuneiform. The data in cuneiform can be compared with the data in hieroglyphics, and both together can be compared with ancient calendars around the world, and with the sundials and water clocks of bygone days, now defunct not because of faulty construction, but because of changes in what they were designed to measure. These data can and should be examined in the light of historical records, and then should be investigated with respect to the meaning of sacred texts of every ancient religion, texts abundant in passages ...
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