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41. On Comets and Kings [Journals] [Aeon]
... our understanding of the status of comets and opened up new and previously unsuspected lines of research relating to cometary cosmogony." (8 ) In light of these recent developments it may be of some interest to review the ancient mythology of the comet. Is it possible, as Velikovsky maintained, that the ancient's may have preserved in their sacred traditions some memory of the catastrophic propensities of comets? The Mythology of the Comet That comets were universally regarded as harbingers of natural disasters of one form or another is well-known. For many ancient skywatchers the appearance of a comet portended the end of an age or dynasty. The ancient Chinese, for example, held that "comets eliminate the ...
42. Some Notes on Senmut's Ceiling [Journals] [SIS Review]
... paper is appended to this article, along with my own (in part, consciously literal) translation of the short review of it which appeared, reproducing all of Pogo's illustrations, in Chronique d'Egypte. This brief introduction will not attempt a solution to the many problems arising from the complexities of Egyptian ceiling decoration and the unfamiliar nature of its traditions; still less an explanation of the oddities in the particular examples dealt with here. A later paper in this issue offers a detailed interpretation of these, which I hope will stimulate the close collaboration between specialists in astronomy and Egyptology which Pogo sees as necessary. A number of threads are ravelled up in Velikovsky's brief references, and a ...
43. Aster and Disaster: The Golden Age - II [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 2 (Winter 1985) Home | Issue Contents Aster and Disaster: The Golden Age - II Roger W. Wescott THE AUREAL ENVIRONMENT Paradisial traditions, though relatively explicit about the world axis and the world-mountain, are for the most part vaguer about those features of the pre-catastrophic environment which were of smaller scale. Earth is generally described as benign and its products as abundant, with few further details supplied. The fact that the Earth as a whole is referred to as a mother and that its great starward mound is feminine in gender(42) suggests that its conformation was characterized by gentle slopes and mild curvature. Beyond this, ...
44. The Celestial Ship of North Vol II [Books]
... of Astrology. CHAPTER VI. -The Bowman of the Gods Mars-The Heaven Bringer-Star-god-Shu in double Form-Symbols-Shepherd of the Heavenly Flock-Twin Lions of Egypt-Judean Imagery-Dogs of Shu-Moses -Flight of Typhon from Egypt-The Ass-Pleiades- Makara-God of War-Bloodshed in its Mysticism- Fragments of Astrology. CHAPTER VII. -The Ship of Life Venus-Dedicated with the Moon to the Great Mother -Mother Nature-Her Traditions under various Goddesses-Maya-The Letter M-Menka-The Month of May-Artemis-Ishtar-Ashtaroth-The Ship of Life or the Ship of the North-Neith-Candlemas Day-The Caul-Isis-Notre Dame Cathedral-Veil of Isis- Osiris-Hathor-Eve-Venus, Lucifer-Kabir the Great-Venus rising from the Great Deep-The Abyss-Origins of the Great Mother-Astrology. CHAPTER VIII. -The Herald of Light Mercury-The Divine Scribe-Messenger of the Gods- The Shepherd-The Revealer of Secret Wisdom-Designer of the ...
45. Stairway to Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon V:1 (Nov 1997) Home | Issue Contents Stairway to Heaven Ev Cochrane One of the most frequently heard objections to the Saturn-theory follows this line of reasoning: "How do we really know that the mythical traditions surrounding the ancient deities actually have anything to do with planets?" Leroy Ellenberger, in typical bombastic fashion, has labeled this view the "Big Lie" behind the Saturnist research agenda. It is true that, in the earliest Egyptian, Vedic, and Greek mythological traditions, the planets are rarely mentioned by their astronomical name. Why, then, do we insist that the respective planets were important players in these cultures? Well ...
46. Sky Woman [Journals] [Aeon]
... he was thinking playful thoughts. And she made him an underground temple attendant, a dios daimon, in her holy temple." [8 ] As Nagy points out, the epithet applied to Phaethon- m˙khios, "secreted"- implies that he, like Phaon, was hidden by Aphrodite. [9 ] With reference to the traditions surrounding Phaethon and Phaon, Nagy observes that "there seems to be, a priori, a naturalistic element in these myths."  Indeed, Nagy goes on to argue that Aphrodite's interactions with the two heroes can best be understood by reference to the stereotypical behavior of the planet Venus. Phaon and Phaethon he would interpret ...
47. Aster and Disaster: Toward a Catastrophist Mode of Mythological Interpretation [Journals] [Kronos]
... larger, or Jovian, planets of recent historic time is unclear, I prefer not to commit myself to calling it Saturn,(2 , 3) Super-Uranus,(4 ) or the like but rather to employ a relatively non-committal appellation.) The first article in the series, which appears below, deals with the nature of mythic tradition and its relation to other forms of oral and written literature Later articles will deal with the tradition of the Golden Age, the consequences of the Fall reputed to have terminated that blissful era, and disguised recapitulations of paradisial and lapsarian situations in subsequent human thought and behavior. DEFINING MYTH To ascertain the meaning of the term "myth" ...
48. Paired Sets in the Hebrew Alphabet [Journals] [Aeon]
... here that a more natural division opposes the first nine letters in sequence to the second nine, creating nine pairs, while the last four can be paired off in order, two at a time. Numerical values accorded the letters fit well with the suggested pairings but, more than that, these pairings are reinforced by a consideration of the traditional letter name meanings, the meanings of near homophones, and by the formal attributes of the letters themselves. Thus, something of the internal structure of the alphabet is revealed, and with it thepossibility of deliberate manipulation, as opposed to haphazard symbol accumu-lation, in its development. INTRODUCTION Figure 1: The Hebrew Alphabet: Early, Modern ...
49. Northwest Indian Myths of Catastrophe [Articles]
... Velikovsky nodded approvingly and later invited a number of us to his suite where we mostly listened to him explain additional facets of some of his ongoing work. I remember someone whispering to me that his other books, never released, were of a much more spectacular nature. From time to time I have reviewed the way that Velikovsky used Indian traditions to bolster some of his arguments. The Skagit tradition of everyone lifting the poles which supported the sky and crying "Yahoo" was one memorable example. Another was the Pawnee story of Venus and the sacrifice of the maiden. The Pawnees were traditional enemies of my tribe, the Sioux, so we knew that Cosner's portrayal of them ...
50. The Intellectual Context of Velikovsky's Thought [Articles]
... can't remember his name. 1950 was also the same year that Velikovsky published his "Worlds In Collision" in which practically everybody else fell: Lyell, Darwin, and Newton. I want to talk today about the fall of these great men because Western Civilization has been almost a continual battle between, on the one hand, our Judaic tradition and, on the other hand, the Greek tradition, In the 13th century, for instance, the Greek tradition seems to triumph, in the 17th century, the Judaic. Again, in the 19th, the Greek, and there is about to be a swing back to the Judaic tradition if Velikovsky's works are accepted. There ...
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