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51. The Holy Land [Books]
... Land Ancient ritual the world over conceived the terrestrial ruler as the incarnation of the Universal Monarch. By the same principle each local city or kingdom became a transcript of the god-king's primeval domain. The sanctified territory on earth was laid out according to a cosmic plan, revealed in remote times. On this priority of the cosmic dwelling all major traditions concur. A celestial Sumer and Akkad preceded the organization of the actual Mesopotamian kingdoms. And such settlements as Eridu, Erech, Babylon, and Lagash took their names from a heavenly city occupied by the central sun. Every Egyptian town- Heliopolis, Herakleopolis, Memphis, Abydos, Thebes, Hermopolis- mirrored a prototype, a " ...
52. RECONSTRUCTING THE SATURN MYTH [Journals] [Aeon]
... . For it soon became clear that entire complexes of mythical themes often hide a single underlying form. I found, for example, that in the myths of Saturn there is a recurring idea of a surrounding band or enclosure. This will not be evident, perhaps, so long as the investigator merely glances at surface detail in the various traditions, but it is indisputable when one looks to the earliest expressions of the different themes and to the concrete forms behind them. In some accounts, for example, the god builds a great city or temple, wears a radiant crown or sits upon a revolving throne. Other myths, in equally colorful terms, have the god fashioning ...
53. The Sibylline Oracles [Books]
... Text to be formatted | Images to be added [ CD-Rom Home ] Book III-IV PDF online at Internet Archive The Sibylline Oracles H. N. Bate INTRODUCTION I. THE SIBYLLINE TRADITION IN GREECE AND ROME. In the Hellenic world, as in that of the Hebrews, the guidance and inspiration of prophecy was always sought and held in veneration. In the great days of Hellas the oracles played a part in the moulding of public policy no less than in the solution of private problems, and long after those days had passed away the popular religion drew a constant stream of enquirers to the places where the counsel of God was thought to be revealed. Oracles such as that ...
54. The Polar Sun [Books]
... ancient ritual. Throughout Saturn's reign this sun-planet remained fixed at the north celestial pole. These two themes, affirmed by the straightforward testimony of ancient sources, compose a global memory: in the beginning Saturn did not move on its present remote orbit, but ruled as the central sun around which the other heavenly bodies visually revolved. Of this tradition early man has left us evidence far too numerous to cover fully in this volume. I offer below a summary of the principal sources. SUN AND SATURN The myths and rites celebrate Saturn as the primeval sun. Today, few mythologists looking back across several millennia to the beginnings of astral religion see anything more than worship of the rising ...
55. Venus in Ancient Myth and Language [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon I:1 (Jan 1988) Home | Issue Contents Venus in Ancient Myth and Language Ev Cochrane In this study we will begin a survey of the various Indo-European languages with a view towards reconstructing the original significance of certain traditions associated with the Latin goddess Venus. As such, this study should be seen as forming a supplement to the researches of David Talbott and myself on the mythology surrounding Venus, where it was argued that the cult of the celebrated Mother Goddess can hardly be separated from the recent history of the planet Venus. It is a curious fact, one little noticed by the scholarly community as a whole, that the vast majority of the ...
56. On Dragons and Red Dwarves [Journals] [Aeon]
... , these ancient bards were deemed to be mortal repositories of sacred knowledge and hence their tales constitute an enduring record of mankind's earliest thoughts and concerns. The ultimate appearance of advanced civilizations had a profound influence upon the medium, if not the message, of ancient myth. With the development of writing and other graphic systems capable of preserving sacred traditions, storytellers gradually ceased to form such a vital function in evolving societies. The great myths, hitherto committed to memory and preserved orally for untold generations, now became the common possession of all who could read and write. At the same time, ancient myths became increasingly subject to the vicissitudes of cultural evolution and modifications arising from creative ...
57. Magi, The Quest for a Secret Tradition by Adrian Gilbert [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1998:1 (Sep 1998) Home | Issue Contents Magi, The Quest for a Secret Tradition by Adrian Gilbert (Bloomsbury, 1996, £17.99) Whilst this book is not of primary interest to SIS members, it prompts questions and lines of inquiry which could be useful. Adrian Gilbert wanted to know if the story of the wise men, Magi, in Matthew's Gospel chapter 2 and an Apocryphal Gospel [1 ] had any foundation in fact and whether it might be possible to trace a tradition of ancient esoteric knowledge. As a result of his investigations he invents a tale of what the wise men saw in ...
58. The Tide, Part 1 Venus Ch.3 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... the earth, passing sufficiently close, would raise the waters of the oceans miles high.(1 ) The slowing down or stasis of the earth in its rotation would cause a tidal recession of water toward the poles,(2 ) but the celestial body near by would disturb this poleward recession, drawing the water toward itself. The traditions of many peoples persist that seas were torn apart and their water heaped high and thrown upon the continents. In order to establish that these traditions refer to one and the same event, or at least to an event of the same order, we must keep to this guiding sequence: the great tide followed a disturbance in the motion ...
59. The Relevance Of The Velikovsky Scenario To The Homeric Question [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... the whole, in excellent shape, due at once to their special status in antiquity, and to the steps taken to stabilize it in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C . at Athens, and in the third and second centuries at Alexandria and Pergamum.4 Some will have it that the epics consisted of nothing but sets of traditional oral lays until the end of the sixth century;5 but others have argued, in my view convincingly, that the existence of a written version before that time is more than probable, 6 and that the artistic unity of each epic betrays the work of a single monumental poet who worked upon the traditional material7 39 How is one ...
60. Return to the Paelo-Saturnian Ssystem (Forum) [Journals] [Aeon]
... "taHash skins," where taHash is a Biblical animal) and oroth eilim (that is "ram skins")- which makes for another piece of evidence that the Torah is describing an account of the creation of Earth-bound people. Cardona's source, Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews, is not a good one. The percent of Oral Tradition from Moses included in Aggadah (Talmudic legend) is very minimal. Aggadists in every era freely used, reformed, and built on gentile legends and mythology, using them as a vessel for moral teachings. Despite all that, I understand that the above relates to the onset of a paradisiacal epoch. How long did it last? ...
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