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61. When Venus Was A Comet [Journals] [Kronos]
... importance of Halley's visit, the fact is that mankind has always been fascinated by the appearance of comets, especially one as reputable as Halley's. The occasion also served as a powerful reminder of the fundamental mystery of the Cosmos about us, and of human nature as well. The reader need hardly be reminded of the bizarre behaviour which has traditionally greeted Halley's appearances in the past, including mass hysteria, murder, and suicide. Neither should the reader forget the equally bizarre and seemingly irrational beliefs surrounding comets in general - their universal association with wars and pestilence, natural disasters, the deaths of kings, and the fall of empires. Indeed, it is as if the appearance ...
62. The Cosmic Mountain [Books]
... and liturgies of the Mount of Glory (Primeval Hill) relate that the creator raised the mount from the Sea of Chaos. States Frankfort: "Within the expanse of the primeval waters he created dry land, the Primeval Hill, which became the centre of the earth, or at least the place round which the earth solidified. Local traditions differ as regards the details; but everywhere the site of creation, the first land to emerge from chaos, was thought to have been charged with vital power. And each god counting as Creator was made to have some connection with this Hill." (8 ) If Frankfort's summary is accurate, then the Primeval Hill is directly ...
63. The Historicity of the Homeric Poems and Traditions [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1989 (Vol XI) Home | Issue Contents Essay One: The Historicity of the Homeric Poems and Traditions Essays on Early Greek History in the light of the New Chronology by David Rohl David Rohl is currently studying for his degree in Ancient History and Egyptology at University College, London. The Director of the Institute for the Study of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Editor of the Journal of the Ancient Chronology Forum, he is an authority on the New Chronology'. This series of essays (of which only the first is published here) is intended to introduce the reader to the major historical issues which dominate Early Iron Age Greek history. In ...
64. Samson Revealed [Journals] [Aeon]
... story-teller than to the pen of the historian." (8 ) Almost unbelievably, in the same breath, Frazer goes on to defend the hero's basic historical nature against those who would make of him a celestial figure: "The marvelous and diverting incidents of his disreputable career probably floated about loosely as popular tales on the current of oral tradition long before they crystallized around the memory of a real man, a doughty highlander and borderer, a sort of Hebrew Rob Roy, whose cholic temper, dauntless courage, and prodigious bodily strength marked him out as the champion of Israel in many a wild foray across the border into the rich lowlands of Philistia. For there is no ...
65. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Jebel Ideid and Har Geshur and is located at 30 degrees 16 minutes North, 34 degrees 43 minutes East, which is about 130 miles from the conventional location at Jebel Musa. Anati's main interest was in prehistoric settlements and rock art, in both of which Har Karkom and its surroundings are particularly rich. By contrast the identification of the traditional site for Mt Sinai dates from the 3rd or 4th century AD and it has little in the way of earlier remains. Interestingly, Josephus in the first century AD probably envisaged Mt Sinai as being in northern Sinai (Davies 1979, p. 10). Part I of Anati's book describes the archaeological remains including the rock art, ...
66. The Nature and Scale of an Exodus Catastrophe Reassessed [Journals] [SIS Review]
... into the polar circles." In these and other passages in Worlds in Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky boldly sketched the cosmic drama which he believed engulfed the Earth in the 15th century BC (Velikovsky 1950: 60, 55, 361). The Old Testament provides one of the many sources from which Velikovsky sought to reconstruct this drama. The traditions of Israel's origins in the events of the Exodus, the crossing of the sea, the Sinai wanderings, and the conquest of Canaan are of crucial importance to his argument. Indeed, I do not think it would be an exaggeration to say that the biblical traditions provide the historical and chronological framework to which other traditions are attached in ...
67. Aphrodite Urania [Journals] [Aeon]
... likely a subject of ancient cult as as well. [9 ] Her torrid love affair with Adonis ended tragically. According to one version of the myth, the goddess is said to have leapt off the Leucadian rock in grief for the beautiful youth.  Her romance with Anchises, finally, is one of the most ancient traditions surrounding the goddess.  Gantz summarizes Aphrodite's role in myth as follows: "Aside from Homer and these (relatively few) amatory encounters, Aphrodite's role in myth is limited to isolated instances of aiding lovers or punishing those who reject love."  No doubt it is difficult to discern the action of a ...
68. The Paleo-Saturnian System [Journals] [Aeon]
... concerning Velikovskian catastrophism and electrical interpretations of astronomical phenomena, I am able to descry both strengths and weaknesses in the Saturn theory. Thus, for instance, having read excerpts from Dwardu Cardona's autobiographical essay,  as well as other papers on the subject, I couldn't help drawing certain conclusions from the following points: Cardona cited a tradition that speaks of mankind having originated in Earth's north polar region.  Lynn Rose identified the Afar Triangle of Ethiopia (a highland region- ground-zero of a three-plate split) as a candidate for the mythic World Mountain.  According to the "out-of-Africa" model (which I'm not entirely fond of), Homo ...
69. Pillars of the Past by Charles Ginenthal (Book Review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... What is central is the primacy he gives to scientific over historical data, and it is that to which we should pay attention. Consider, for example, Ginenthal's evidence regarding Egyptian chronology. What he brings forth is very startling, for it attacks the established long chronology from two deeply sensational directions at the same time. We have been traditionally told that the dynastic period of Egyptian history (the so-called Old', Middle' and New' Kingdoms) constitutes the totality of Egyptian history, that it began in an early age overlaid with legend, that it extended over some 30 centuries and ended shortly before 300 BC. Under the evidence Ginenthal presents, which includes stratigraphy ( ...
70. Cosmic Catastrophes and the Ballgame of the Sky Gods in Mesoamerican Mythology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... during the 17th and 18th century were equally convinced that the various flood accounts among the South and North American natives were evidence of an ancient cataclysm . With the emergence of evolutionary gradualism during the 19th century, an increasing number of authors started to become more sceptical about the universality of the biblical flood. Many of the Mesoamerican traditions seemed to resemble the Deluge accounts and the question was therefore raised whether these stories might originally have been introduced by Christian missionaries. The early anthropologist George Catlin, on the other hand, found that, amongst more than 100 Indian tribes which he had visited in North and South America, not one existed which was unfamiliar with the tradition ...
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