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211. "Worlds in Collision" and the Prince of Denmark: II. Hamlet and Meso-American Myth [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , a general introduction entitled "Velikovsky and Narrative Art", appeared in SISR II:4 (Spring1978), pp.104-8. In an earlier contribution, Dr Wolfe proposed that the world's most enduring narratives rest on ancient memories of momentous shared experiences. Here he suggests that this common denominator can be seen in startling parallels between unconnected traditions. HAMLET is a play which has been approached from so many angles that, if one wished to construct a physical model to represent this phenomenon, it would look like an overcrowded pincushion. So many people have had their say on the issue of this drama's meaning, nature, structure and components that the result is bewildering to the ...
212. Venus, Mars ... and Saturn [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Velikovsky's book The Age of Saturn has never been published but researchers in the USA have continued to investigate the role of Saturn in mythology and history. This article presents a summary of their ideas, which suggest that the ringed planet was a major influence on Earth in the past. As we near the end of the millennium, a period traditionally associated with apocalyptic fears and cometary disaster, the time seems ripe for reconsidering the evidence as to the nature of the agents responsible for recent cataclysms and the concomitant genesis of ancient myth: were comets, or planets with comet-like characteristics, the principal culprits? Some SIS members appear inclined to abandon their roots in Velikovskian catastrophism in favour of ...
213. The Stratigraphical Chronology of Ancient Israel [Journals] [Aeon]
... " (3 ) The "scholarly" date of 1550 for the termination of the preceding Middle Bronze Age ruled out an evaluation of the natural upheavals and military destructions accompanying the shift from Middle to Late Bronze as an environment for the biblical claims in question. The period of Judges, of course, could not remain untouched after the settlement traditions were discredited. Biblically dated to 1450-1012 and described as a pre-iron culture, it is now searched for in Iron Age I strata with a "scholarly" date of 1200-1000. The results are devastating for the biblical narratives: "Nothing in the archaeological findings from this period points to foreign traditions or objects brought by the Israelites [of ...
214. Horus Vol. 1 No. 2 May 1985 Contents [Journals] [Horus]
... ; What Is it? Alban Wall Alban Wall explores the meaning of Stonehenge - why it was built, and how it was used as a ring counter to keep track of the complex cycles of the Sun and Moon. . . p. 5 What is Uniformitarianism- and How Did it Get Here? Alex Marton Alex Marton discusses the traditional scientific doctrine of uniformitarianism in relation to the social and political times which gave it birth. . . . p. 12 .. .more Myths, Monuments, and Mnemonics; A Pictorial Visit to Easter Island . David Griffard David Griffard takes a photographic tour on the equinox of Easter Island - the land where there are "Eyes ...
215. Myths, Monuments, and Mnemonics [Journals] [Horus]
... been met with resistance by scholars or that it has inspired the imagination of help from space-visitors. How could minds fresh from the stone-age, steeped in superstition and magic, have grappled with the rigors of solid geometry, have discovered mathematical constants, or have measured celestial cycles with great precision? These ideas seem very unlikely when seen from the traditional view of humankind's early capabilities. Yet contemporary scientific evidence clearly shows the existence of complex systems of knowledge in very early times. Something obviously has been wrong with the picture our ancestors so long in use and should be corrected. As noted, it seems most directly to be the prejudice that early civilized people, descendants of the " ...
216. Aphrodite The Moon or Venus? (Continued) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , Venus and Mars, probably after Uranus, and possibly of the age of Saturn - using the Eastern Mediterranean theogony and names as points of reference. When Botticelli painted his delicate and tranquil Birth of Venus (as the Latins called Aphrodite), he was working under the effects of 2000 years of brainwashing. He had of course the tradition as it moved through the Song of Love. The major story of her birth is that she was born in the throes of the destruction of Uranus by his son Kronos (Saturn), who severed his father's genitals with a crude sickle of flint and flung them into the sea. From the foam of these organs arose Aphrodite, ...
217. The Poem of Erra [Journals] [Aeon]
... , who did not fear prince Marduk's name! You have undone the bond of Dimkurkurra, the city of the king of the gods, the bond of all the countries." (22) Yet another barometer of the state of heavenly affairs, according to Mesopotamian conceptions, was the health and well-being of the World Tree. In Babylonian tradition this tree was known as the Mesu tree, described in the following manner: "The flesh of the gods, the ornament of the king of the universe, that pure tree... whose roots reached as deep down as the bottom of the underworld... whose top reached as high as the sky of Anum. ...
218. Plato (The Atlantis Myth) [Books]
... ideas. Nevertheless, guided by their friend and host, Critias, they had no doubt also mingled with the animated crowds of Panathenaistai who thronged the streets, and watched the colourful procession. And very probably the Athenian had told them that in the olden days a peplos had been displayed also at the Lesser Festivals, and that according to tradition it had pictured scenes from another page of Greek legendary history, one that was all but forgotten in these latter days: the War of the Athenians with the Atlanteans. Those peplographical reminiscences had set a long-muted chord vibrant in Critias's soul-and later, on their way to his home, he had started to tell his friends a strange tale ...
219. On the Placement of Haremhab: A Critique of Gammon [Journals] [Kronos]
... from these lists."(6 ) Thus, the possibility does exist that, between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties, the Libyan and Ethiopian dynasties did, in fact, intervene along with the Assyrian domination.(7 ) 2) Second, Gammon points out that Haremhab's prenomen, Djeser-khepru-Re Setep-en-Re, is "consistent with established Dynasty XVIII tradition", (8 ) citing the element kheper as proof. I would imagine that, had Egypt been invaded and occupied for over one hundred years, Haremhab would have preferred- for political reasons to attach himself to the last legitimate native rulers by any means possible.* Furthermore, while Gammon's observation suggests that Haremhab may possibly have ...
220. Thoth Vol I, No. 14: May 21, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... a brief quote showing that Johnathan Swift had a knowledge of the ancient Saturn myth. Swift shows in various other passages that he was aware of remembered catastrophes involving Mars and Venus as well. The quote from Omar Khayam above suggests that this author, too, had a knowledge of Saturn's place in the ancient celestial scheme. (Ancient Arabic tradition connected Saturn with the "seventh heaven" at the celestial pole.) It seems that memories abound of an ancient sky so different from our own that only a fundamental reappraisal of cosmic history will get to the bottom of things. One culture after another claimed that the planets themselves were once active in the heavens, directly affecting the ...
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