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61. Electricity [Books] [de Grazia books]
... were reduced to metaphors, generalized into ordinary meanings ( 'fire' becomes conflagration'), and metaphysical abstractions (the commandment to worship no other God nor image is interpreted philosophically rather than realistically). The obelisks whose points once lit up as the eyes of the hidden god Amon (Amen) came to be variously interpreted as giant sundials, emblems of royal power, phallic symbols, or sign boards for vainglorious inscriptions. As Ziegler suggests, the Greek word "obelisk" itself might have meant "ob-el-ish," or "serpent-light-fire." Von Fange recounts a century-old report on a Babylonian ziggurat, which may have been the Tower of Babel. The structure can be ...
62. The Egyptian Prince Moses [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... Greek fleet which went to Troy to rescue Helen. Perhaps the Greek and Latin words for ship, which are, respectively, "nauos" and "nave" provide linguistic links between prophets, seers, and astronomers. Interestingly, in many Medieval cathedrals the nave (nafu in Old English) contained geodetic survey markers and sundials, the means for determining time and space relationships. Up to the age of the telescope that sacred place served as an astronomical laboratory. Now could it be that the roots for "ship," that is, "nauos" "nave," and "nafu" are linguistically related to "prophet"? Our English language ...
63. The Ocean [Journals] [Kronos]
... ridge is so great that it was estimated to equal the area of the five continents. In Earth in Upheaval (1955), I wrote of the shearing action to which the Earth's crust was subjected when caught in force fields of extraneous origin. In Worlds in Collision (1950), I described the same occurrence as reflected in the sundials and water clocks of antiquity that certify to a changed length of the day on solstices, and thus to changed latitudes and a changed inclination of the terrestrial axis to the plane of the ecliptic (Chapter 7). The fact that the Moon does not circle the Earth on its equatorial plane and that this plane is inclined by over ...
64. An Empirical Approach to Collective AmnesiaA [Journals] [Kronos]
... both for religious and for practical purposes. Unlike the collective memory for a given catastrophe, passed on in broken form by a single generation, spans of celestial stability produced elaborate descriptions of the visible heavens- refined by specialists to a high level in some ancient cultures. Velikovsky already has shown the behavioral proofs in astronomical tables, calendars, sundials, temple orientations, and other ancient methods directly describing the celestial order. The mythical and symbolic substance too, however, takes on at least some quantitative value itself. Measurement-based astral societies were no less meticulous about quantitative elements (see Stecchini elsewhere in this issue) as they formalized these in their symbolic and decorative work- temple architecture ...
65. On Decoding Hawkins' Stonehenge Decoded [Journals] [Pensee]
... of eclipses for the last hundred years to demonstrate the true cycle. "The Aubrey holes at Stonehenge were not constructed to predict eclipses on a 56 year cycle." Thus of the entire theory not one thing is left. But this is significant in itself. Stonehenge emerges as an obsolete observatory, in the same state as the ancient sundials and waterclocks found in Egypt. These also do not work today; they disclose a ratio of the longest day in the year to the shortest day that is very different from what is valid at the latitudes of Egypt in the present arrangement of the world (c .f . W in C., section "The Shadow Clock ...
66. Solar System Studies (Part 2) [Journals] [Aeon]
... Mars out of the ring. Mars' disturbed orbit brings it close to Earth in repeated flybys about every 15 years, but the years of interest are 747 B.C ., 717 B.C . and 687 B.C . (equated with the commotion in the days of King Uzziah, the loss of 10 on the sundial of King Ahaz and the destruction by thunderbolt of the Assyrian army and the restitution of the 10 lost 30 years before while Ezekiah, of calendrical reformation fame, was king of Judah. During these interactions with Earth the year is extended in 3 stages from 360 to 365.256 days and the number of months goes from 12 to ...
67. The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians [Books]
... for night work at all times of the year during which it was visible would soon suggest itself, and the same remarks apply to the northern star ? Draconis. It is well known that in quite early times means had been found of dividing the day and night into twelve hours. In the day shadows cast by the sun, or sundials, might have been used, but how about the night? We have seen that the Egyptians chiefly, if not exclusively, observed a heavenly body and the position of other bodies in relation to it, when it was rising or setting, so that it was absolutely essential that the body which they were to observe should rise and ...
68. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... co- ordinates, Needham writes: "An interesting example of this in practice may be seen in the Chin Shu, which mentions (ch.15, pp.1b, 23b) two daylight appearances of portents, in one case Venus, in the other a large meteor. Then the text says Reasoning from the graduations on the sundial' (i kuei tu thui chih), their positions among the hsiu and stars were known, and hence what parts of the country were affected by the presage. On Venus as a daylight object in Chinese records see Dubs (2 ), vol.3 , p.349 ff." Dubs (2 ), incidentally ...
69. Collapsing Tests of Time [Books] [de Grazia books]
... temporal fixation of intensive event of type IV. -14,V .1 -2 -10 Random Celebrations or based upon eternal recurrences Celebrations of single or psychically combined natural events 4 Calendars Pre-historical and historical systems of time reckoning Often confused but OK if in line with present time Rarely confused; reflect different times; decipherable 5 Mechanical clocks Devices, sundials, shadow sticks, and process flows calibrated to time Unintelligible if not in keeping with present time Correct "fossils" of different time-periods 6 Archaeological locaation and succession Cultural data arranged by 1.3 , development stages, and causes of hiatuses Usually human-caused or normal present forces Often radical changes and hiatuses catastrophically caused 7 Timed records Reports of ...
70. Canopy Skies of Ancient Man by Isaac Vail [Books]
... , weeks, days, hours, etc., were reckoned and recorded, as they were announced from the sacred quarter. The hours were increased in number and instead of being looked upon as spirits of the year, they became day nymphs. We have, as I think, an interesting allusion to this polar time piece in the sun-dial of Ahaz, whose time finger moved back fifteen steps or degrees. The dial whose reckoning was always dependent upon the direction of the sun ray darting across the polar opening was very likely to be deranged by intercepting media which either by refracting or reflecting the sun beam would cause either a backward or forward movement of the index. I ...
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