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of evil to one who is striking at the root." -
Henry David Thoreau
Site Sections, Suggested Reading Sequence, and Article Synopses List

 

Section Links
Introduction Material
Crucial Word Definitions
Human Condition Material
Christendom Analyzed/Questioned
Christendom Challenged

Christendom Condemned

Bible and Canon Issues
Jesus Teachings Material
Jesus Aspects Material
Paradigm Material
Philosophy Issues
Psychological Issues
Theological Issues

Miscellaneous Material
Origin and Creation Issues
Chronology & Archaeology

Language Development
Symbol Development
Synoptic Gospels Combination

Modern Myth Articles

Geophysical Issues
Misc Ancient Myth Articles
Saturn-Jupiter Myth
Venus-Mars Myth
Catastrophe-Psychological Effects
Cosmology Material
1994 Velikovsky Symposium Papers

[1.]   Introduction Material
1. Site Material Claims/Disclaimers
   Article lays out the general but pertinent premises and claims about the source of the material on the site and how and why it was developed.
2. A Few Words about Site Purpose
   Article deals with the purpose, strategy, tactics, context, and rationale of the site and lays out 4 fundamental premises on which the site was developed.
3. About the Author's Approach
   Very short article deals with the site creator's approach and why this different approach is needed.
4. It's About a Better Definition of Life
   A frank look at the real meaning of the word "life" beyond just biological functionality, including a look at abortion.
5. Article on Spirituality in America
   Article presents a very useful overview of spirituality in America, and the attendant confusion and miasma showing that there is good reason to dissever oneself from organized religion.
6. Enshrined Ignorance
   Some significant questions leading to information that our religious and cultural educational agencies fail to enlighten us with.
The Path to the Truth
   A
Saturnian Scenario
   An explanation of why I accept the reality of the Saturnian Reconstruction of ancient times and the Golden Age.
7. 8 Ultimate Issues & Suggested Answers
   These major issues are listed as questions with commentary expanding the questions.
7a. Why Care About Myth?
   Understanding ancient myth is THE pathway to understanding the human condition.

[2.]   8. Do We Need a Fresh Theology?
   A fairly long article laying out further premises, context and questions to giv a framework for why we need a different basic theological paradigm. This is the centerpiece of the site.

Human Condition Material

9. Paradigm of Pertinent Philosophy
   An article that looks at major aspects of life, philosophy and religion.
10. Our Human Context
   A look at the context of the human condition and how it should affect our thinking.
11. Human Condition of Religious Diversity
   A significant article taking the widest possible global perspective on what has happened and the trend of what is happening.
Why the Industrial Revolution
   An incisive look at why the Industrial Revolution developed.
12. Defending the Faith
   A major treatise bemoaning the "victory" of science over "religion".
13. A List of Questions for Humanity
   A list of questions with multiple-choice answers addressing major issues.
14. A Few Words about Paradigms
   An incisive look at paradigms in general and why they are needed, and a beginning look at the paradigm of the site.
15. Current state of Academic Philosophy
   An incisive look at the state of and the challenge for modern philosophy

[3.]   Human Consensus
   It is estimated that there are over 100,000 different identifiable religions in our world today, and what is blatantly obvious is that almost no one, if anyone, is in a majority on any serious or significant matter or issue.
Orthodoxy
   A perspective or position is NOT the same thing as belief. Orthodox means right or correct belief. Celebrating diversity of perspective is all good, but there is one truth, and generally one best path of action, and unity, not diversity on these, is highly desirable.
16. Rationale for The Third Story
   Somewhere between "God spoke, and it was so" and the "millions and billions of years" of gradualism is the truth. This Third Story, radically different from both the religious and the academic ones, listens to and is educated by our ancient ancestors giving us an account of planetary catastrophe.
17. Thoughts on the Fall of Man
   By removing the mythology, this article shows that the fall of man was related to a failure to choose to believe the best, not a violation of an ordinate instruction.
18. The Garden, Fall, & Restoration
   An article on probable conditions during the Golden Age.
19. A Personal Account & The Question
   A personal account leading up to the simple question and the simple answer as to why anyone would consider another as God
20. The Question of Blame and Guilt
   A consideration of Blame in religion and how fear and guilt are used to support this false construct.
21. "Existentialism" - Lack of Meaning
   Abandoning the existence of Meaning in our universe, Existentialism explores the idea of our having to create our own

[4.]   22. God's Quality Control Questionnaire
   If God ran his program like a big church.
23. The Problem of Evil
   A look at what Evil actually is and the argument that it doesn't really exist, or if it does it then precludes the existence of God.
24. Principles and Nature of Belief
   A look at the essence of true Belief and how false beliefs have undesirable, unproductive, and ultimately devastating consequences.
25. Building a Belief System
   A defining of Belief and a look at the foundation for building a belief system.
26. Article on Something Meaningful
   A candid look at why the term "Creator" must be decoupled from the term "God" before we can start to deal with what is meaningful.
27. Psychological Barriers to Truth
   A look at 4 Major yet erroneous ideas that are Barriers to Truth
29. Article on Nature of Human Volition
   An article showing that moral instruction doesn't have much effect on decisions
30. Article on Free Will
   A critical look at the concept of "Free Will" and various denials or defenses of it by some psychologists and scientists.
31. An Analysis of Hypocrisy
   Since Hypocrisy is not inherited, nobody early in life sits down and consciously chooses to be a hypocrite, and you don't catch it like the flu, how does it set in?
32. The Importance of Context
   In any situation or discussion context is paramount, but oftentimes an awareness of it is lacking, and this seems to be true for philosophical issues as well.

[5.]   The following 4 sections deal with Christianity and the Bible. If you have never been a Christian and don't consider the Bible to be the "Word of God" you may temporarily skip over these and continue on. Otherwise it is essential to read these sections before going further in order to put these issues in proper perspective.

Christendom Analyzed/Questioned
Critical Christianity Analysis
   Pointing out just three simple rationales to question the validity of Christianity.
Religion as a Product
   Comparing the advantages if promoting religion to promoting a product.
Perspective on God is Dead Movement
   A look at the meaning of the God is Dead movement, its meaning and why it is relevant.
Four Basic Questions
1. How did we get into this situation?
2. Why is God not involved in a more visible and tangible way?
3. What can we do to change or get out of this situation?
4. Are millions of Christians making a huge mistake in begging and trying to manipulate God into answering their petty, mundane self-centered petitions?
Christianity & Hellenism
   An exposition of Christendom's roots in Hellenistic religions and their mysticisms.

[6.]   Combined Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
   The premise is that by judiciously combining parallel accounts in the synoptic Gospels, nothing significant is lost, and value is gained.
Combined Synoptic Gospels Part 1
Combined Synoptic Gospels Part 2
Combined Synoptic Gospels Part 3
Combined Synoptic Gospels Part 4
Combined Synoptic Gospels Part 5
Combined Synoptic Gospels Part 6
A study on John the Baptist syndrome
   Raising major questions about the fate of John the Baptist.
Christian Belief Tested - 20 Questions
   20 pertinent and incisive questions for Christendom are posed.
The Weeping for Lazarus Problem
   There is a HUGE problem with the traditional understanding of this incident.
The Greying of the Prophets
   An article about how religions are now having to confront aging and dying patriarchies.

Christendom Challenged
Impertinence of Preachers and Theologians
   A look at the insufferable arrogance of the "preachers" and televangelists.
Comments on Doing the Lord's Work
   Are people that think they are doing the Lord's work doing just the opposite?

[7.]   Common hidden Theological Assumptions
   These "hidden" assumptions really ought to see the light of day and be disposed with.
Show Major Theological Issue Differences
   A list of 28 major positions of Christianity and why the alternative is more sensible.
Gospel of John - 4 Laments on the Failure
   Almost nobody is aware that the Gospel writer John 30 to 40 years later gives four laments in his first three chapters over the failure of the demonstration by Jesus to engender understanding of the truth, even in his fellow disciples.
Perspective on the Non-Christian Jesus
   What is the proper perspective to take regarding Jesus, and what is the proper framework?
Thoughts on Blessings from God
   A challenge to the idea of God blessing individuals, showing this to be a disguised form of hubris
Maybe, Things Jesus Should Have Said
   If Christianity is on the right ground or paradigm, then these are the things Jesus should have said.
Martyr Stephen on Moloch's Tent
   The martyr Stephen knew that the "Tent of Presence" or Tabernacle in the wilderness was the tent of Saturn or Moloch.
Letter to a Christian Author
   A letter of response to a published article pointing out some key issues that were either ignored or misunderstood by the author..

[8.]   Christendom Condemned
Christendom's Fundamental Mistake
   It is hard to settle on the fundamental mistake but this one has to rank very high on the list.
Christendom's other Major Mistakes
   A list of mistakes by Christendom, each of which are dealt with in the article.
The Twin Pillars of Christianity
   A critical look at concepts of Peter and Paul being the foundation of Christianity instead of those of Jesus.
On the Subversion of Christianity
   An article showing that Christianity has been subverted right from the beginning.
Christianity's Irrational Mysticisms
   A look at some major mysticisms widespread in Christendom
Mysticism versus Understanding
   An analysis of mysticism in contrast to understanding and intellectual responsibility.
Christendom's Idolatry
   Identification of idolatry and a clear look at its extent in Christendom.
Christendom's Rites and Sacraments
   A critical look and analysis of the major rites and ceremonies of Christendom
Confused Christian Terminology
    Four important Koine Greek terms that are mistranslated and confused in Christianity: Ecclesia, Parousia, Apocalypse, Hypocrisy.

[9.]   Bible and Canon Issues
Bible Mystique of Sacred Writings
   A critical and incisive look at the mystique that the Bible has in our society.
Ancient Text Translation Issues
   The major premise is that the old, wrong paradigm of God skews the translation, which is already problematic.
Information on the Bible Canon
   Almost all Christians are compromised by an almost complete lack of knowledge about the Bible canon and its development.
Valid Criteria for Selecting Gospel text
   In one way or another, EVERYBODY selects and rejects Bible passages, so some valid criteria MUST be developed.
Visit to the Tomb Gospel Comparison
   Aspect by aspect, a comparison of this passage in the four Gospels highlights MAJOR problems and issues.

[10.]   Inventing the Bible-Talmud
   A delightful, erudite and well developed exposition on how and why the first nine books of the Bible were compiled.
Rebuttal of Forged Origins of the Gospels
   Dealing with an extreme attack on the origins of the New Testament.
The Jefferson Bible
   Driven by a desire to select what he considered the most attractive and authentic material from the Gospels, Jefferson pasted up 46 pages' worth of his favored passages. He took translations of the Bible from several languages Greek, Latin, French and English (the King James Version) - and arranged his selections in parallel columns.
Dead Sea Scroll info
   The Dead Sea Scrolls, hidden away in Holy Land caves 2,000 years ago and unearthed after World War II, are often rated the 20th century's greatest archaeological find. The chief reason for most people: the rediscovery of 230 texts of biblical books, which have begun to change details in the Scriptures read by millions.

[11.]   Bible Scholar Feud
   Over the past decade a violent dispute has erupted in the ivory towers of biblical studies that has divided Old Testament scholars into two warring camps, neither of which is now on speaking terms with the other.
Pentateuch 4 Sources
   What may not be as well known is that during the last two centuries, many Biblical scholars have concluded that those Biblical books known as the Pentateuch, are a compilation of four separate narratives, woven together by ancient editors, or redactors, to create a single text.
Bible Statistics Misuse
   Many books and websites list faulty statistics on the King James Bible.  Of course the number of books (66) and chapters (1,189) are fairly easy to count.  However when it comes to verses, words and letters, there are a wide variety of numbers floating around. These statistics, themselves untrustworthy, have become the playground for abuse.

[12.]   Gospel's Events Sequence
   We often order the telling of a journey by the impact and significance of the experiences to us. The sequential order seldom if ever rises to the level of being taken into consideration, by us or by the listener. So it is with much of the ancient history as it has come down to us. The telling of a story also depends upon to whom you are talking. We wouldn't tell the story in the same way with the same content to children as we may do to our intellectual colleagues.
Old Testament Allegories
   It may be that not only is the Garden of Eden story an allegory, which may have been developed early by the Akkadian and Hebrew mythmakers, but this may have set the pattern in a larger sense than what has been realized for that which followed. Maybe the entire Old Testament history of Israel is an allegory with the very thinnest base in reality. This would have been developed over centuries following the original allegorical model and of course the false sin-breeding paradigm.

[13.]   Paradigm Material
Paradigm List
   A list of most of the fundamental paradigms.
Character, Purpose, Plan, Values
   Explores these and other crucial aspects of God and ourselves.
Paradigm of Holographic Universe
   As an introduction to the very powerful Holographic Universe paradigm this piece lays the foundation for understanding hitherto very enigmatic aspects of the human experience.
Paradigm of the Ground of Creativity
   Explores the question of where creativity comes from.
Paradigm of the Descent into Evil
   The story of Man built from major pieces, facets, elements and/or phases from creation to now.
Multiple Reincarnation Paradigm
   An analysis of the multiple reincarnation paradigm of reality and destiny.
Paradigm of the Good News
   Relates the Gospel in a new paradigm to the real issues that WE care about as human beings.
Paradigm of Love
   A hard, close look at love and its aspects, and the 4 types of human transactions, giving, taking, trading and sharing.
Paradigm of the Nature of Jesus
   A realistic, graphical look at the human nature of Jesus.
[14.]   The What-If Paradigm
   A look at some major issues through the "What if" approach.
Paradigm of Solipsism
   A look at the simplest and most shallow paradigm of them all, showing that it cannot be disproven and therefore we must choose
Paradigm Lockout Syndrome,
   A look at the A look at paradigm paralysis that infects so many people
Paradigm Shift
   Many of the readers didn't believe that Copernicus was claiming that the Sun was the center of the solar system. These astronomers thought the heliocentric system was a mathematical trick just to make calculations easier. Today, astronomers and cosmologists are faced with a shift from the gravity dominated universe to the electric plasma dominated one
Arp & Galileo
   An article comparing Halton Arp and his galactic findings on quasars and redshift to Galileo
Turkey Paradigm Poem
   A poem for Thanksgiving Day dealing wtth paradigm shifts, and how they will be resisted.
[15.]   Holographic World
   The theory, in a nutshell: Our brains mathematically construct 'concrete' reality by interpreting frequencies from another dimension, a realm of meaningful, patterned primary reality that transcends time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.
Electric Universe Theory
   The "Electric Universe" is a paradigm change, a new way of interpreting findings in terms of plasma and electrical forces. In this interpretation, gravity plays a secondary role behind the far more powerful electric force, and electrified plasma in the laboratory provides a model for comprehending newly-discovered phenomena in space.
33. The Evil of the Ordinary
   Sometimes the worst thing is that nothing happens that is very good, That is really bad.
34. If Jesus is the Answer, What Went Wrong?
   A candid look at the state of mind and belief that was impervious to what Jesus said and did.
35 Various Models of Human Destiny
    A consideration of various conceptual system of ultimate human destiny
36. Atheist Questions
   Some cutting, probing  and provocative questions that atheists have asked
 
[16.]   37. Paradigm of Bicameral Brain-Mind
   A look at Julian Jaynes, the bicameral brain-mind paradigm, and where Jaynes went wrong3
8. The Origins of Modern Geology
   A review of the origins of modern geological gradualism, and why that was an unscientific reaction to the heavy handed moralism of the Church of England
39. Jesus on Understanding God
   A study of the statements of Jesus showing that he taught that imminent salvation is equivalent to understanding the purpose, values and character of God
40. Jesus on literally Not Dying
   A study of the statements of Jesus showing that he clearly taught that he was offering literal, imminent immortality, literally not dying in this life. This is stated plainly in the positive mode and in the negative mode. Even the Jewish leaders understood what he was saying, and they accused him of being insane
41. Jesus on What to Do to Bring Resolution
   No message of salvation can be efficacious or complete without instructions about what to do to achieve or to qualify. The verses are gathered together for the reader to see what the man himself said
42. What Jesus Says About the Paraclete,
   One of the most confused and troubled issues in Christendom the understanding of the Holy Spirit, whether it is a person, but more importantly its mode of operation and its role.

[17.]   Jesus Teachings Material
Jesus on Faith and Belief
   A collection of all the passages in the Gospels where Jesus talks about faith or belief.
Jesus on Resurrection of the Body
   Putting the implications of the resurrection into proper perspective.
Jesus on The Ends of the Ages
   Jesus responded to questions with answers that show he was referring to four different ages: his current age drawing to a close, the next age—our present age—, the following age of judgment and healing, and the final age of glorious living in the kingship.
What Jesus Says about His Return
   A collection of verses showing what Jesus meant by his return, and why traditional concepts of the "Second Coming" are misguided.
The Lord's Prayer Teaching
   The content and its limitation, and even the format of this prayer, has significant implications and ramifications for the proper mindset and for what to pray for and what NOT to pray for.
The Parables of Jesus with Commentary
   Most of the parables found in the synoptic Gospels. Omitted are the more simple and direct analogies, objects lessons, and those that Jesus himself explained. The commentary and interpretations given are generally not the traditional ones, but are compatible with the Gospel of the kingship.
Jesus on Sin, Fasting, and Praying
   A collection of verses showing what sin is and that fasting and praying will increase or harden the sin in us.
The Aphorisms by Jesus
   A collection of the more famous saying of Jesus..

[18.]   What Jesus Didn't say Anything About.
   Sometimes what is NOT said speaks with as much impact as what IS said. This list is very enlightening.

Creation and Origin Issues
The Violence of Nature
   A candid look at the violence of nature and its implications for ultimate issues.
The Source of Creativity
   A look at the possible sources or grounds of creativity in humans.
The Many Worlds Interpretation
   An analysis of the ultimate philosophical copout, the "Many Worlds Interpretation.
Mebane on Evolution
   Is it really true that "all life on Earth has developed by evolution"?  Yes, no, and maybe.  It depends on what meaning you assign to the protean word “evolution”.
Mebane on Polygenesis
   This Greek word originally denoted the hypothesis that all life has descended from more than one original ancestral species.  We have recently  discovered that, even for the simplest microbes, Darwin’s "monogenesis" turns out to be impossible to verify.
Sequence of Earth Life Forms
   A very eye opening account of the unfolding of the life form sequence of appearance on the Earth. Told in the form of a murder mystery. You will be shocked at the number of unexplained "miracles".
A Story of Creation
   One version or story of how creation unfolded.

[19.]   Jesus Aspects
The Sterilized Jesus
   A look at how Jesus has been sterilized into an artificial icon, divorced from his real and fully dimensional humanity.
Comparison of Values Humanist/Jesus
   A treatise showing that most of the values of Jesus are essentially the same as those of a humanist.
Jesus versus Mythical Avatars
   An in-depth comparison of the pattern and features of Jesus' life showing a significant overlap with the mythical avatars, and indicating that that he DID purposely pattern his life after the Egyptian warrior-hero god, Horus.
How Jesus Related to Societal Elements
   A simple look at this facet of Jesus behavior.
Jesus, Israel & Scripture
   A look at the myriad factors as to why Jesus came to Israel at the time that he did, and why the selection cannot be used as an endorsement of their religion and scriptures.
Jesus and Sexism

Philosophical Issues
Review the Branches of Philosophy
   A short review of philosophy and its branches of Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, Ethics and Aesthetics.
Review of Philosophical Methods
   A look at the various styles, approaches and methods of philosophers in the search for understanding..
Value of Consistency
   Highlighting the profound lack of consistency in Christian theology.
Closing of Scientific Mind

[20.]   Category Knowledge & Propositions
   An exposition of the five basic categories of knowledge and the four of propositions.
Nature & Definition of Time
   The philosophical explanation and definition of "time" showing that it is a series of sequential events and not some mysterious dimension.
The Sound Philosophical Foundation
   Exploring the universal purpose of life for conscious beings.
The Path to the Truth
   Exploring the philosophical path to the truth.
Thoughts on the Origin of Life
   A passage from the book Life Comes From Life, and a quote from Franz Boas, German-American pioneer anthropologist
 A Perspective on Martyrdom
   Exploring a perspective on Martyrdom.
Mysticism versus Understanding
   A contrast showing that Mysticism in religion opens the door to all kinds of intellectual chicanery
Regarding Pre-Existence/Self-Creation
   An article looking at this paradigm and giving the basic arguments of refutation.
Ethics versus Morality
   Defining each of these carefully and making the difference between them clear.
China & Imago Viva Dei
   The phrase means in the image of the living God. The Taoist were pen minded men who believed in intellectual responsibility, the Tao, the way of reason. That principle allowed them tobuild a thriving civilization with a huge population, a civilization that was advanced culturally and scientifically.

[21.]   The Four Laws of Reasonable Thought
   Gives examples of the:
     1.  Principle of Non-Contradiction
     2.  Principle of Identity
     3.  Principle of Excluded Middle
     4.  Principle of Sufficient Reason
Superstition, Myth & Responsibility
   An approach to root out superstition and myth, and take personal intellectual responsibility.
Smug Man versus Straw Man
   An article by a friend showing the overriding importance of being able to identify truth from falsity.
Thoughts on the Nature of Fear
   A short, candid look at fear, and why unwarranted fear is so destructive. Also includes the proper response to unbidden fear.
Perspective on Fundamental Hypocrisy
   A rather extensive and complete list of the argument techniques that are used to blur or distort the truth, along with the fundamental example of hypocrisy.
Structuralism Rebuttal
It is not philosophers—the seekers of wisdom—but academic personnel, the clergy, and politicians that are largely in control of three of the most powerful or influential facets of our society: education, religion and government. A philosopher rebuts structuralism.
Philosopher Schopenhauer
   A look at the remarkable philosopher Schopenhauer, who had the courage to not only look inside but to look on the dark side of reality.

[22.]   Psychological Issues
Thoughts on the Ego Problem
   The new and real explanation of the ego problem and a challenge to do something about it.
Examples of Cults
   A reporter takes a long-term look at a "Christian" cult and the tragedy that it fostered.
Essence of Koran
   All religions come with a manual which explains how a believer should practice the religion. Some instruction manuals are benign and some have gone through a long reformation process which has turned them from malignant to benign. The trouble with all this talk about Islam and the Koran is that the vast majority of Westerners are utterly ignorant of their essence.
Velikovsky's Introgenesis
   An in-depth look at the basic motivations and drives of living beings, and what that implies about the issues.
Thoughts on Three Levels of Volition
   Consideration of the three levels of volition and the implications for human life and destiny.
Legitimate Spirit Communication Style
   Exploring the issue of the most legitimate truth sharing style.
Thoughts on Hedonism
   Explores what hedonism is and why it is less than ideal.
Belief System Arrogance
   A candid look at the common arrogance of people concerning their belief system.

[23.]   Holiday Trivialization of Good and Evil
   Once "sacred" and ever so much more meaningful, holidays and their rationale have been trivialized and secularized.
Regarding God Talking to Individuals
   An critical look at the whole idea of and arguments for God talking to individuals on earth.
Mindset-ancient-modern

Loss & Recovery of Self-Consciousness
   We take self-consciousness for granted and most people don't have a clue that it was effectively repressed and has re-blossomed in modern times.
Cosmology & Psychology
   Article on the pronounced affect that cosmology has on psychology in general.
A Call to Consciousness
   An article dealing with the issues surrounding self-esteem, where the author rightfully relates legitimate self-esteem to two aspects: self-efficacy and self-respect, and talks about how these can be developed.
The Terror of Death
   The morbid-minded argument concerning the unacceptability of death for humans..
Personal Integrity versus Authority
   A study showing an appalling lack of personal responsibility in the face of "authority" instructions.

[24.]   Jaynes-Bicameral Mind
   Another in-depth look at the bicameral brain-mind by Julian Jaynes.
Jaynes-Afterword
   Jaynes' own Afterword 10 years after publishing his ground-breaking book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.
Sacrifice and Amnesia
   We did not forget the world falling out of control, but remembered these events to the point of obsession. The entire sweep of ritual activity at the dawn of civilization shows a preoccupation with the dramas of creation, destruction and renewal. Ritual practices were, in fact, a deliberate exercise in remembering.
The Empty Mirror
   How can you have normal learning and memory, read without difficulty, 20/20 vision in both eyes, all other mental functions remaining intact, and lose the ability to recognize your own face or the face of other loved ones?
God Talking Arguments
   One can ask the question as to why God would bother to talk with individuals when almost no one is listening to the profound message given by the words and life of Jesus. A multitude of people hear voices in their head. These voices are for the most part very troublesome.
The Tyranny of Time
   A look at the tyranny of time and how it controls and oppresses us as humans.

[25.]   Theological Issues
20 Questions about What a God Is
   These questions deal with how we define and characterize the proper concept of God, showing that the traditional thinking misses the point.
Basic Questions for Theology
   Sometimes questions are better than answers, and here is a compilation of questions that need better answers.
The Meaning of Sin Issues
   Bible translators and theologians have overlooked the then current meaning of the word Jesus most commonly used for sin, and let the apostle Paul define it as transgression of the law.
What about Death?
   Some plain talk about Eros and Thanatos, fulfillment and death, the two basic things—one positive, the other negative—that motivate people.
The Criteria for Good News
   We've heard a lot about the "Good News", but what make it so good? Article looks at the legitimate criteria for the "news" to actually be good.
On Credibility of the Resurrection
   A masterful article looking at pertinent information concerning the credibility of this being tangible, historically real.
The Afterlife and Physicality
   Without physicality there is no manifestation of spirituality. Jesus affirmed our having bodies in every meaningful way.
[26.]   Further Thoughts on Faith and Belief
   A closer look at how Jesus and the Gospel writers used the words "Belief" & "Believe" and the difference of the writers and Jesus.

Humanism versus Jesus
   A comparison of Humanistic values and the values of Jesus, showing an overwhelming overlap.
The Gift of Miracles
   What is being dealt with here are the aspects and issues surrounding the benevolent intervention of God in human affairs today.
Quotes on Legalism
   Some impactful, thought-provoking quotes on legalism..
Further Thoughts on Unity
   Here the case is laid out from the gospels that unity is paramount.
Personal Relationship with God
   A simple and direct challenge to the idea of us having a personal relationship with Jesus.
Awareness Level of "God"
   A square look at the traditional doctrine that Jesus is up in Heaven watching everything that we do.
The Agonizing, Praying Jesus
   Jesus is sometimes portrayed in the Gospel accounts as often withdrawing from earthly human contact and agonizingly praying throughout the night. Christians assume that he was seeking solace and strength from God to assuage his loneliness, disappointment and frustration in dealing with the people, disciples and others, with whom he was interacting. Can we understand this scenario in another, more appropriate and meaningful way?
[27.]   Contrast of Believers
   An extensive  list of major issues and how the true believer and the traditional believer differ in their attitude, approach and behavior.
Waiting for Godot
   Samuel Beckett's acclaimed play is pretty clearly aimed at Christians waiting for the Lord to come and solve all of their problems.
Nothing Much for 2000 Years?
   This is a direct challenge to the doctrine of the second Advent or coming.
Comments on Nicene Creed
   Nicene Creed, the foundation for Greek and Roman Catholic, and general Orthodoxy is thought to be bedrock for Christendom.
Site Theology ABCs
   An article that delineates some of the basic questions and issues that a proper theology must answer.
Empowerment versus Natural Law
   A consideration of some kind of balance between the two in a healed reality, showing that having both is ideal.
The Traditional Advent Fallacious
   The collection of all the verses in the Gospels that are interpreted as to refer to the traditional Second Advent, including the key Greek words and commentary.
A study on "Take Up Your Cross"
   This phrase has been badly translated and interpreted, and the article give good reasons for considering a much better understanding.

[28.]   Christianity and Gnosticism
   Some observations on the comparison of Christianity and Gnosticism, the other branch of religion that developed from the Jesus incident.
Gospel of Thomas is not Gnostic
   Excellent quotes on why the conclusion that the Gospel of Thomas is Gnostic is a shallow one.
On Determinism and Foreknowledge
   One of the most pernicious doctrines in Christian theology is the teaching that god knows everything down to the minutest detail that will ever happen in the future.
Why is God not More Involved?
   A frank look at the evidence that God is not significantly involved in the affairs of the world or Mankind.
Some Other Theological Issues
   Dealing with a list of central issues for Christendom.
Having a Consistent Theology
   Highlighting some of the many inconsistencies of Christendom, and delineating a more consistent approach..
The Devil and Satan
   Investigating the origin of the concepts of Satan, Iblis, Devil, Samael, etc., and showing that these concepts had their ground in ancient god-planetary catastrophe.
The Meaning of Imminent
   Getting clear on the meaning of the word "imminent".
Thoughts on the Problem of Belief
   Explores the significant issues involved with belief.

[29.]   Ancient Misc Myth Articles
The One Ancient Story
   A presentation and explanation of the universal story of the ancient peoples. A David Talbot article.
Avoiding Reductionism
   Reductionism is the practice of assimilating more to a single theoretical principle than that principle can accommodate or explain. A David Talbot article on avoiding reductionist approaches to the Saturn Model
Patterns of Human Memory
   When investigating events witnessed around the world, the patterns of human memory enable us to draw conclusions of a far more specific and dependable sort than could be obtained through physical evidence or physical theory in the absence of human testimony. A David Talbot article.
Science of Comparative Myth
   The science and efficacy of the comparative mythology method is explained and supported.
Myth Reconstruction Ground Rules
   A look at the substantial and reliable ground rules for reconstructing ancient events from multiple mythologies.

[30.]   The Meaning of Myth
   It is well-known, in fact, that the earliest religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica were characterized by a preoccupation with celestial phenomena. This article explores the meaning of this otherwise enigmatic aspect.
The Importance of Myth
   An article by David Talbott explaining the importance of valid ancient myth interpretation for our understanding today.
Plausibility of Myth
   An article by David Talbott putting the question of the plausibility of the interpretation of ancient myth into perspective.
Reliability of Myth as Witness
   In certain situations a simple comparison of human testimony can achieve exceptional reliability, even though the witnesses are not inherently trustworthy. In seeking to reconstruct ancient memories through cross-cultural comparison, we will discover a substructure of remarkable depth and coherence. The power of human memory is incomparably greater than scholars have typically assumed. A David Talbot article.

[31.]   Myth as Foundation
   At issue are two different ways of seeing myth. In one perception, myth is an outpouring of human imagination as humankind looked out at an ancient sky very much like our own. In the other perception, myth is an outpouring of imagination in response to extraordinary celestial events—earthshaking dramas unlike anything occurring in our sky today. The good news is that one can apply certain principles of reasoning to the patterns of human memory. Though these rules are employed all the time in judicial proceedings, the vast majority of scholars have ignored them. A David Talbot article.
From Myth to Model
   The goal is not to expound upon purely theoretical models, but to reconstruct an unknown past on the basis of pervasive images and pictures-historical evidence that finds no reference in the natural order today. The logical focus is the human experience as recorded on papyrus, on clay, and on stone. Through comparative analysis and cross-referencing, one must seek out the observed patterns, for it is these patterns that provide the foundation of a systematic inquiry. A David Talbot article.

[32.]   Logic of Historical Evidence
   In any theoretical exploration involving a new hypothesis, one question must be asked relentlessly: IF the hypothesis is correct, WHAT should we expect to find? That question is at the heart of the scientific method, whatever the field of inquiry. And the investigation must address the entire range of data bearing on the answer.  A David Talbot article.
Memories of Planetary Upheaval
   In ancient literature the planetary gods are a quarrelsome lot— and often violent. Wars of the gods not only disturb the heavens but threaten to destroy humankind. The planets wield weapons of thunder and fire and stone. Their behavior is not only capricious and unpredictable, but dangerous to human health! A David Talbot article.
Natural References of Myth
   The possibility that myth might reflect natural events no longer occurring simply does not, with few exceptions, enter the minds of modern scholars. However, despite many years of cross- cultural research, the author of this article has never found a general mythical theme that could find an explanation in our natural world. A David Talbot article.

[33.]   Myth Memory Patterns
   When investigating events witnessed around the world, the patterns of human memory enable us to draw conclusions of a far more specific and dependable sort than could be obtained through physical evidence or physical theory in the absence of human testimony. Initially, almost no one will realize this. But to discover that this is indeed true, it is only necessary to follow the appropriate ground rules. The ground rules are designed to expose the substratum of memory beneath all of the regional fragments, enabling one to speak for the substratum with the highest level of confidence. A David Talbott article
Conjunction Themes
  The claim is that world mythology is nothing else than the story of the "Great Conjunction" of Saturn's epoch and what happened to it. Of hundreds of recurring mythical and symbolic motifs we have identified, not one can be isolated from the conjunction principle  A David Talbot article.
Mercury Mythology
   When the ancient celestial order dissolved, every body seen in the sky was asked to play a role as SYMBOL of what was remembered but no longer present. A David Talbott article
Saturn-Venus Discussion
   The Jewish religion, in its origins, aimed to put an end to planet-worship, especially of Saturn and Venus, who were worshipped together, and with it the universal practice of human sacrifice. The Jews were thus the first people to introduce the notion of an "invisible" god,
The World Mountain
   An early article by David Talbott on the plausible explanation for the axis mundi to be seen as the world or cosmic mountain.
[34.]   Cosmic Symbol Development
  In their earliest expressions, kingship rites are overwhelmingly COMMEMORATIVE. The question is: in the distinctive, heavily documented rituals of kingship, what is being commemorated?  A David Talbot article.
Names of Suns & Planets
   Who could deny that the best-known Jupiter figures are "born" from Saturn- figures, and are seen as the younger and triumphant forms of the father. Possible physical explanations for the sequence may vary, but the fundamental paternal relationship can't be denied. A David Talbot article.
The Golden Age
   A global myth declares, with striking unanimity, that the world has not always been as it is experienced now. In a former time, man lived in a kind of paradise, close to the gods. It was the Golden Age. Throughout an eternal spring, the earth produced abundantly, free from the seasonal cycles of decay and rebirth. This recurring and unexplained myth was carried into modern times by primitive races the world over. A David Talbot article.
Golden Age Interview
   These are the responses to questions about whether myth is exclusively celestial or both celestial and terrestrial, Dwardu Cardona and David Talbott posted these simultaneous and similar answers. They provide an insightful glimpse into the methodology of comparative mythology.
Revolving Crescent on Saturn
   An early article on the revolving crescent on the face of Saturn. A David Talbott article.
The Central Sun
   An early article by David Talbott showing that many threads of evidence lead to  unified conclusions.
[35.]   Localizing of the Warrior-Hero
   Wherever the processes of assimilation and localization have operated freely, given sufficient time, the warrior hero and mother goddess will have lost their cosmic character altogether. The vast majority of the heroic figures to which the modern researcher has access (such as the Greek Heracles, Odysseus, Perseus, Theseus and Oedipus), though still bigger than life, appear as extraordinary "humans" accomplishing their marvelous feats on earth. A David Talbott article.
Sacrifice & Amnesia
   An early article by David Talbott on the remembering and forgetting of the great catastrophe and the inception of sacrifice, including human and animal sacrifice.
Labyrinth & Fortress Themes
   A David Talbott article about these themes relating to the serpentine streamers of Venus and Mars during a phase of the Golden Age ending polar alignment and its collapse.
Male Gods in Myth
   An article by David Talbott and Rens van der Sluijs concerning the male gods related to Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter, and their early development and activity.
Mars Rocks & Myth
   An article by Ev Cochrane concerning Martian Rocks and ancient myth and modern science.
Catastrophism Pioneers
   There is a long list of scholars who have picked up the scent and followed the trail of ancient catastrophism and a radically different ancient world than what modern mythology would have us accept. This is a short list with bios of early catastrophists pioneers.
Variations on a Theme

 
[36.]   A Unified Mythology Theory
   Perhaps few claims made for the Saturn model will seem more outrageous than the assertion of a unified theory. But there was a mythmaking epoch of human history. It had a beginning and an end. A David Talbott article.
Thunderbolts-Myth & Symbol
   The thunderbolt has a prominent and major role in ancient mythology, yet it was not earthly lightning in the sky but discharges interpreted as warring exchanges between the planetary gods of the heavens using their favorite weapon. A David Talbott article.
The Polar Thunderbolt
   To see the divine thunderbolt's true role in world mythology, the sense of context provided by the polar alignmentl model will prove crucial. A David Talbott article.
Thundergods & Celestial Marvels
   In ancient traditions, few images find more vivid expression than the great thunderbolts of the planetary gods. When the gods went to war, the heavens shook. Lightning sped between the planetary combatants as flaming weapons. A David Talbott article.
Thunderbolts of the Gods
   Cross-cultural analysis will show that the mythic thunderbolt held a most prominent place in the imagination of all early civilizations. Typically, the ancient stories describe the gods hurling their weapon not against humanity, but against each other. A David Talbott article.
The Golden Age Myth
   An early article by David Talbott offering some background notes on a few mythological themes that are integral to the historical argument of the Saturn theory

[37.]   Geological Issues
Origins of Modern Geological Theory
   Indeed, what is extraordinary about the London Geological Society is that none of the original members were geologists. This is the group that introduced the pillars of modern Geological theory of gradualism, uniformism, and evolutionism. This was done clearly in an effort to defang the oppressive "moral" influence of the Church of England by discrediting creationism.
Origin of Grand Canyon I
   The surface of the earth presents many problems for geologists, not the least of which is that the Grand Canyon is supposed to have been formed by the Colorado River. As recently as about a dozen and a half years ago geologists were working with four different and mutually exclusive models of the canyon's creation. At a special meeting they managed to winnow the four theories down to two—neither one of them satisfactory—with more than one reason to refute them both. One geologist noted that the only way the Colorado River could have carved the canyon is if it came out of the sky!

[38.]   Origin of Grand Canyon II
   The Grand Canyon's tributaries are generally short with little evidence of the necessary water flowing into the ends from the high desert floor. The jagged tributaries are deeply cut and are characterized by nearly vertical walls. They join the main canyon at right angles, a distinctive sign of electric discharge phenomena.
Niagara Falls & Escarpment
   The Niagara Escarpment can be seen as being part of a larger system of electrical scarring. The articles details why the prevailing explanations are not valid.
Desertification of the Sahara
   One of the most striking climate changes of the past 11,000 years caused the abrupt desertification of the Saharan and Arabia regions midway through that period. The resulting loss of the Sahara to agricultural pursuits may be an important reason that civilizations were founded along the valleys of the Nile, the Tigris, and the Euphrates. Green glass found in the Sahara and at Hadley's Rille on the Moon gives a clue. A Wal Thornhill article.

[39.]   Psycho-Catastrophe Material
Cosmology and Psychology
   A groundbreaking article showing the source for ancient myth and religions was the planetary catastrophes that were ravaging the earth.
Phobia, Amnesia, and Psyche
   An article dealing with collective amnesia induced the the ancient global catastrophes.
Microcosm to Macrocosm
   An article showing that atomic warfare mirrors the ancient catastrophes delivered from the skies.
Theomachy in the Theater
   An insightful article showing that post World War II movies heavily reflected the impact of atomic devastation upon our psyches.
Myth and Mandala
   An article exploring the connection to the ancient kingship-of-heaven to the mandala.
Schizo-World Destruction
   A look at how prolonged trauma of cosmic catastrophe could produce psychological states which were strikingly similar to those which we classify today as catatonic schizophrenia.
[40.]   Velikovsky-New Science
   In 1725 the first edition of The New Science of Giambattista Vico was published.  It was ignored for at least a hundred years, Vico insisted that, if a full history and understanding of man was to be known, the myths of earlier times ought to be taken seriously as themselves accounts of the actual history of those times. So also claims Velikovsky.
The Tao, the Way
   A brief look at the modern denial of cosmic disorder and violence.
The Sin Control System
   Exploring mankind's catastrophically induced sin guilt and how that is used as a control system.
Sin Control & Holocaust
   Relating Myer's "The Sin Control Problem" to the holocaust.
Emotional Impact of Disaster
   In a major catastrophe, experts say, the psychological world collapses just as resoundingly as the physical one. Article explores the emotional impact of disaster.

[41.]   Modern Mythology Material
Western Academia's Modern Mythology
   Laying out the case for the development of the Modern Mythology in both science and Religion.
Western Academia's Reifications
   Looking at some of Western science's and academia's egregious reifications.
Astral Catastrophist Pioneers
   Historical information about the major pioneers that developed the modern thinking about ancient planetary catastrophe.
Six Great Enigmas with Ancient Civilizations
   The proponents of ‘official’ history have taken an increasingly political and ideological approach to the issue of ancient civilizations and the surrounding enigmas.
Importance of Catastrophism
   Up until the middl e of the 19th century, the thinking of civilization concerning the human past on earth was catastrophic. Then in England along came an anti-religious agenda, and with a concerted effort, it managed to replace catastrophism with gradualistic, uniformitarian and evolutionistic thinking in the halls of academia  Our world simply cannot be adequately understood without acceptance and familiarity with ancient planetary catastrophe.
Origin of Modern Geology
   The group that formed the London Geological Society, none of which were geologists, had an agenifically, an anti-religious one. This led to the formation of modern geology theory based on the introduction of gradualism, uniformism and evolutionism to contrast with Biblical creationism..

[42.]   Parable about Electromagnetism
   A brief fable about not seeing the obvious based upon fish not beie of water. The fable applies to electromagnetism in understanding cosmology.
Modern Philosophy
   According to Will Durant, after the explosion of scientific knowledge, "...philosophy Itself, which had once summoned all sciences to its aid in making a coherent image of the world and an alluring picture of the good, found its task of coordination too stupendous for its courage, ran away from all these battlefronts of truth, and hid itself in recondite and narrow lanes, timidly secure from the issues and responsibilities of life. Human knowledge had become too great for the human mind.
    All that remained was the scientific specialist, who knew "more and more about less and less," and the philosophical speculator, who knew less and less about more and more."
    The challenge for modern philosophy is to pick up the pieces and become relevant again.
Modern Reification
   Reification is treating spiritual realities, mental constructs, descriptions and abstractions as if they were tangible or had the properties of material objects. The content identifies and dismisses the reification of nothing, time, space, magnetic field lines and energy.
The Scientism Religion
   True science leaves behind the automatic acceptance of truth that comes from authority, tradition, myth, merely creative and/or “god-inspired” sources. It embarks with the critical human faculties of rationality and logic on a pathway to lead us out of old superstitions and away to new truth, When science abandons valid epistemological and metaphysical principles.
The Great Pyramid
   A candid look and review of the outstanding features of the Cheops pyramid that cannot be readily explained by our current understanding of ancient technology and capability.
Foreword-Pythagorus' Trousers
   Most cultures articulate their world picture through mythology or religion, but since the seventeenth century the Western world picture has been articulated through science, above all by physics. But physics has always been a quasi-religious activity.
Some Science Myths
   The article lists a dozen major scientific myths that can be falsified. Relativity, light speed, universal constants, radiometric dating, redshift distance ratio, galactic rotation, internal nuclear fusion, impact craters, radioactive decay rate, absence of aether, and Anthropologically caused global warming and climate change:
Einstein Genius Myth
   Einstein has been built up into a mythical genius figure, but the author of this article demolishes that conclusion, and claims that he took credit for and published other's work and ideas, that not one of the major contributions was his own.
 

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Talbott Article - The Saturn Myth
   An introduction to the Saturnian Thesis or Reconstruction of ancient times and issues.
Framing ancient Saturn Worship
   Looks at many diverse facets supporting what is called the Saturnian Reconstruction of the Golden Age of ancient times.
Talbott Article - Saturn Theory I
   The historical argument focuses on "points of agreement" in the memories of widespread races, suggesting levels of coherence often missed by historians and anthropologists.
Talbott Article - Saturn Theory II
   Unlike many competing catastrophist models, the "Saturn theory" involves explicit pictures showing "exactly" what we are proposing the ancients saw. And the claimed celestial images relate specifically to the positions of "planets" in the sky, planets that are "named". Moreover, the proposed celestial forms behave in an incredibly precise way.
Talbott Article - Saturn Theory III
   Not a single theory proposed—before Velikovsky opened the door—will account for the archetypes, the bedrock of myth.
Talbott Article - Saturn Theory IV
   How can the disparate threads of memory, expressed in seemingly contradictory symbols, through stories that are often barely intelligible, and in archaic words of uncertain meaning, ever provide a dependable guide for reconstructing cosmic events?
Talbott Article - Saturn Theory V
   Dealing with the prevailing "Creation Myth", which is NOT challenging a creator of the universe.
The Religion of Scientism
   A piercing look at the religion of Scientism and its adherents. This is now the world's largest and most influential religion, and it marginalizes all others.
Some Prominent Science Myths
   Looking at a dozen major scientific myths that are holding back progress and a deeper understanding of our physical reality. A Ralph Juergens article.
 

Lecture & Video Links
   Links to articles and videos relating to time, space, aether, force fields, catastrophic cultural carryforward, and the EMP threat.
Velikovsky Biography
   This is a short biography of Immanuel Velikovsky, reviewing how as  a practicing psychoanalyst and writing about Moses and monotheism he tumbled to the idea that there was a correlation between the Egyptian and Hebrew myth and an actual major catastrophe. Thus his journey into ancient mythology linked to planetary catastrophe began.
Worlds in Collision Review Story
   From the publication of Worlds in Collision in 1950 until his death in 1979, Immanuel Velikovsky was in an unusual position.  His financial future was assured—all of his books remained in print through his lifetime, and some of them went through dozens of hardcover and soft-cover re-printings—but his reputation was permanently tarnished.
From Myth to Model
   The goal is not to expound upon purely theoretical models, but to reconstruct an unknown past on the basis of pervasive images and pictures-historical evidence that finds no reference in the natural order today. A David Talbott article.

Chronology & Archaeology

Ages and Time Aspects
   On the macro scale the ancients divided time reality into ages (eras, eons), periods that were determined by qualities versus a quantity of smaller cyclical increments.  An age ended and a new age began with a climactic event or events that substantially changed the paradigm, flavor, and/or the experience of the world's reality.
Puzzles of Prehistory
   A planet whose global processes are now, and have long been, predominantly uniformitarian is one which would not be expected to look like our contemporary Earth. A Roger Wescott article.
Dark Age of Greece
   Velikovsky's investigation into the true cause of this so-called "Dark Age" ranks with the best of his work and may well prove to be the most convincing  A Clark Whelton article.
Apocalyptic Chronology
   The dating shift effected by the early Carolingians strongly suggests that the lay population knew both the apocalyptic meaning of the "year 6000" and its surmised imminent approach.  This is the context in which the Annus Domini took its place as the third major dating system in the Church's struggle against apocalyptic enthusiasm.

Radiohalos & Earth History
   Historically, radiohalos helped to put the science of geochronology on a quantitative footing.  More recently, they have thrown the en­tire discipline into disarray.
Ages and Time Aspects

Psuedo-8th Century Palestine
   Making mistakes in the writing of history usually derives from a biased interpretation of documents and artifacts and may also derive from fake documents and fake artifacts. Making mistakes in the writing of history quite frequently has to do with the recycling of stories, and this may result in a duplication of events and rulers allowing for a doubling of chronological time. Making mistakes in the writing of history - last, but not least - derives from taking genuine artifacts out of their stratigraphical context. A Gunnar Heinsohn article.
The Doubtful C.E. Chronology
   It turns out that both B.C.E. AND C.E chronology are rat nests that have HUGE problems and anomalies. Just focusing on C.E. chronology, EVERY single aspect supporting the accepted chronology turns out to be another lily pad in the pond that won't hold the weight when we rely upon it.
CE Chronology Issues
   A partial yet convincing overview of Europe's CE dating challenges from several different perspectives that indicate a drastic revision is needed.

Caral, Peru Archaeology
   Researchers investigating a Peruvian archaeological site say they have determined that it is the oldest city yet studied in the Americas, with a complex, highly structured society that flourished at the same time that the pyramids were being built in Egypt.
Solstice Light Boxes
   It's been called a "lightbox," a man-made ancient aperture in a tomb that accurately tracks the movement of celestial bodies on the darkened chambers inside.
Bible Flunks Archaeology
   What if Bible accounts don't fit the evidence in the ground? What if David's Jerusalem was really a rural backwater -- and the greatness of Israel and Judah lay far in the future? Lately, such assertions are coming from some authorities on Israel's archaeology, who speak from the perspective of recent finds from excavations into the ancient past.
Age Limits of Biosphere
   Having a look at some geophysical aspects that preclude the surface of the earth being more than thousands of years old instead of millions.
Chronological Ankylosis
   An article explaining that once a date for a significant event gets set, it is very hard for that date to get revised, along with all the other related dates.

Saturn-Jupiter Mythology
The following articles give some very foundational material on the development of myth from ancient planetary catastrophe.
Mythology of the Golden Age
   David Talbott writes about the reality and major aspects of the Golden Age, and what an overwhelming loss it was to the ancient people to have it end.
Talbott Article - Universal Monarch
   David Talbott writes about the reality and major aspects of the Universal Monarch.
The Saturn Theory Demands
   A frank assessment of the demands that must be met for the viability of the Saturnian Reconstruction theory.

Velikovsky Article In the Beginning I
   Some foundational material and sources for under-standing that all ancient people worshipped the sun-planet Saturn as the visible presence of God in the sky.
Velikovsky Article In the Beginning II
   Some foundational material and sources for understanding that ancient people worshipped the brilliant planet Jupiter as the visible presence of God in the sky after Saturn was dethroned.
Velikovsky ArticleIn the Beginning III
   Some foundational material and sources for understanding that ancient people worshipped the Moon as a significant God.
Talbott Article - Polar Sun I
   Historians as a whole have missed the ancient link of Saturn to kingship, to the origins of civilization, to the roots of ancient myth and symbol, AND to Saturn being earth's earlier sun!.

Talbott Article - Polar Sun II
   Elucidating the central, fixed and polar position of this earlier sun.
Talbott Article - Polar Sun III
   Further explaining and supporting the model of the Saturnian sun fixed over the north pole always visible in the northern hemisphere while "turning in the sky".
Talbott Article - Polar Sun IV
   Showing that the Saturnian Reconstruction as having a central, fixed, polar sun passes the rigorous tests that are demanded.
By Jove

Venus-Mars Mythology
The Star of Dawn
   An Article exploring the mythology surrounding Venus when it was in front of Saturn as the glorious star
Velikovsky & Catastrophe
  At the heart of Velikovsky's controversial thesis was a claim that planets, moving on quite different courses than observed today, formerly disturbed the motions of the Earth and caused great destruction to ancient nations. These extraordinary events are recorded in ancient chronicles, myths and rites around the world, sources that are simply incomprehensible in terms of celestial motions today. A David Talbott article.

The Comet Venus-1
   An overview of comet myth in various cultures down through history.  A David Talbott article.
The Comet Venus-2
   A look at the broom and sweeping aspect of Venusian myth. A David Talbott article.
The Comet Venus-3
   An exploration of the connection between the "Great Comet", and Venus around the world. A David Talbott article.
Terrifying Glory of Venus
   In one phase of the evolving Saturnian configuration, Venus stands visually in the center of the gas giant Saturn, discharging luminous streams of material in every direction. A David Talbott article.
The Warrior Athena
   Since Velikovsky was criticized for claiming the Greek Athena was Venus, let's employ this goddess as our test case,  A David Talbott article.
The Birth of Vahagn
   Article about the Armenian myth concerning the birth of Vahagn, a Martian god figure.
Velikovsky's Comet-1
   An article showing how baseless a debunking is when it just looks at each of the pieces in isolation from the pattern that Velikovsky uncovered  A David Talbott article.

Velikovsky's Comet-2
   An in-depth look at the "smoking star" designation for comets that was applied to Venus. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-3
   Exploring the comet Venus as the "Soul Bird" and the "Winged Star". A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-4
   A look at the logci behind the global themes of the "Great Comet" and it five major themes. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-5
   We have previously observed that, in seeking out Velikovsky's comet, "methodology is everything." A useful methodology will not dismiss a widespread theme just because it appears highly irrational or incapable of explanation. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-6
   Looking at the association of the comet with the "death of kings" theme. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-7
   The apprehension of kings can be illuminated by a sweeping mythical tradition concerning the life and death of Quetzalcoatl, the celestial prototype of kings. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-8
   Across Mesoamerica Venus was celebrated as the radiant heart and soul of the great cultural hero whom the Aztecs called Quetzalcoatl. Yet enigmatically, the appearances of the star after periods of absence stirred extraordinary fear. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-9
   Across Mesoamerica, the combination of two calendars, the solar or seasonal calendar and the 260-day ritual calendar, produced an extended sequence of sacred time, in which the two calendars concluded on the same day only once every 52 solar years--a cosmic cycle of extreme import. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-10
   Throughout Mesoamerica, the arrival of the cosmic night was a pervasive subject of ritual re-enactment, from macrocosm to microcosm; the darkness into which the world sank symbolically at the end of the 52-year cycle was the same darkness remembered with each setting of the sun, as every household recalled the dangers of the greater darkness in primeval times. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-11
   In the Mesoamerican world view, it was a sacrifice of cosmic proportions that preceded the dawning of the present world age.  Both the Aztecs and Maya are known to have practiced sacrifice on a horrendous scale, in intimate correspondence with the gods. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-12
   A powerful conjunction of Venus symbolism and comet symbolism will be seen in the vast tribal wars and conquests that fed the rise of empires in Mesoamerica--a conjunction that will only grow in significance as we find the same nexus of symbols in other major cultures as well. What is not sufficiently recognized by the experts is that, in mythical terms, the "first" sacrifice and "first" war occurred in the lives of the gods themselves. A David Talbott article.
 
Velikovsky's Comet-13
   Discerning the relationship of archetype and symbol is particularly crucial when the symbol, in its familiar associations in daily life, cannot convey the extraordinary power of the archetype. A recurring symbol among the Aztecs is that of the broom. In this case the symbol may seem so far removed from our subject as to have no place in this analysis. Yet since this very symbol does recur in ritual contexts of darkness and upheaval, it is only appropriate that we seek out the underlying idea. A David Talbott article.
Velikovsky's Comet-14
   In these brief articles we have asked whether Immanuel Velikovsky's comet Venus finds support among Mesoamerican cultures. Our conclusion is that, to a stunning degree, the symbols or hieroglyphs of comets stand in an unexplained conjunction with the planet Venus in Mesoamerica. Not only the five most frequently-occurring hieroglyphs for the comet around the world, but virtually all of the variations on these symbols are attached to each other and to the planet Venus. On their own, the symbols do not provide any basis for the observed merging. But grant the proposed history of a COMET Venus, and all of the enigmas are removed in a single stroke. A David Talbott article.
Mercury Mythology
   Mercury and Mars myth holds the same story and are in fact the same gods. But why is one story or identity attached to two different celestial bodies? It's simply the way symbolism evolved. A David Talbott article.

Cosmology Material
The Nature & Definition of Space
   New paradigm philosophical article on the nature of what we mean by the word "space". Currently, "space" is reified by scientist-speculators as an actual physical reality instead of a mental construct such as zero or infinity. Article shows that space is in the universe instead of the universe being in space.
The Neutrino Aether
  New paradigm philosophical article on why accepting an aether is axiomatic, and why the EU thinking is that it is composed of all but empty basic packets of matter called neutrinos, with a vanishingly small amount of internal mass/energy and dipolarity.
The Nature of Force Fields
   New paradigm philosophical article on the concrete material support for "force fields", and a simple and elegant explanation for why the force intensity falls off with some factor of distance.
Relativity & Einstein Tragedy
   Article about the falsity of the theories of "Relativity", and the tragedy that Einstein felt responsible for the development of atomic weaponry and its WWII use.
The Religious Big Bang
   Article showing that the Big Bang is religiously derived, and is a scientifically unwarranted paradigm.

Seeing Red Book Review
   A book review that shows that red shift cannot primarily be due to recessional velocity, and showing that quasars are ejected from Active Galactic Nuclei.
Galactic Rotation Dynamics
   Article showing that galaxies revolve primarily as a whole around the axis versus by the individual parts around a center of mass.
Globular Cluster Dynamics
   Article showing that stars in a cluster do not revolve around a center and are held in place by electrical forces.
Cosmologists: Wrong or Blind?

Stars: Nuclear or Electric?

3 Gravitational Fallacies

Stars: Nuclear or Electric?

Search of Two Numbers

The Pleiades Problem
 
Arp's Quasar Ejection

Gamma Ray Bursters

Olber's Paradox

Local Group Galaxies

Quasar in Front

The Fingers of God
 
Redshift Review

Redshift Rosetta Stone

Seeing Red Review

Wings of a Butterfly

The Bug Nebula

 
The Bullet Cluster

The Ornament Nebula

Religious Big Bang

Big Bang "Science"

Dark Matter

Relativity & Einstein Tragedy

Dent in Space-Time Fabric?
Absurdity of Neutron Stars

Impossible Cosmology

Cosmologists: Wrong or Blind?

Vampire Astronomy

Gravitational Anomalies-Earth

Magnetar Dream World
Meaning of Deep Impact

Deep Impact Anniversary

Plasma 99-9%

Nature of Ring Nebula


Tornadoes in Space I

Tornadoes in Space II
 
Electric Lights of  Saturn

EU Discharges & Scars

Star Fairy Ring

Ring of Stars

Solar Capture

Velikovsky, Heat of Venus

 

 

 

 

Definition Material
Key Term Definitions
   About 60 key terms used on this site that needed to be clarified and better defined.
Mind Related Definitions
   16 Key terms related to the mind are defined and differentiated.

Intellect Related Definitions
   5 Key terms related to intellectual activity are defined and differentiated.
Definitions of Ecclesia, Parousia, & Apocalypse
   There is much confusion regarding these terms of Christian importance, and proper definitions are essential.
Origin of Soul Term Definitions
   There is much confusion regarding the term soul, and a proper definition is crucial.

Symbol Development
Memories of Plasma Discharge
   What do oriental carpets, craters and rilles, ancient mythology, rock art have to do with each other?  Along with others they are all pieces of evidence in a composite picture of catastrophe in ancient times, and they are all related to plasma configurations seen in the sky.
Memories of Squatter Man
   Many symbolic patterns around the world can now be seen as variations of the global "squatter man" or "stick man" first documented by plasma scientist Anthony Peratt. They are stylized derivations of a plasma discharge configuration seen in the ancient sky.
Chinese Longevity Symbol
   This symbol is a stylized version of the "squatter man" and is related to longevity because this plasma discharge formation lasted the longest in the series seen in the ancient sky.
Astral Origin of Symbols
   The powerful symbols that were produced in the sky during the end-phase of the Golden Age include all the major religious ones—the cross, swastika, star of David, yin yang,, star and crescent, the Ankh—and many others that are global in scope.

Language Development
Linguistic Development
   An exposition positing and supporting the idea that much of linguistic development is related to the Saturnian polar alignment, and most if not all happened immediately after the Great catastrophe and subsequent global catastrophe.
The "No Eight" Pattern
   A look at a very curious pattern of Sanskit-Indo-European languages showing that the word for night is a combination of the words "no eight", and a simple and stunning explanation.
Origin of "Star" Words
   Throughout the whole range of the Indo-European language group, the words for star are cognate, starting (!) with the Sanskrit 'star' . It is clear that these words are also cognate with many of the names (Ishtar, Astarte, Asherah, Ashteroth) of the goddess identified with the planet Venus. The radiant Venus was at one time the only star-shaped light visible in the sky, and the star-words may be derived from the proper name rather than vice versa.
Planet-Star Words
   A look at many and varied word patterns surrounding the root words "star", Mars, Ares, Venus, Innanna, Saturn, El, and Chronos.
Linguistic Roots
   The languages familiar to us cannot be traced back to, or will not point back to, any systematic language prior to the polar configuration. Article by David Talbott.
Early Alphabet
   An article about Egyptologists finding earliest use of an alphabet in a Semitic script with Egyptian influences.
Global Alphabet
   A 3800-year-old alphabet has been found intact on six global continents. Translations and grammar suggest a global human culture thrived in antiquity.

Miscellaneous Material
Can We Agree?
   A lengthy list of significant things we should be able to agree upon before we start to argue or debate.
What is a Prophet?
   An article showing that a prophet is not a prognosticator but a spokesman that has the next level of truth for his society.
Intellectual-Responsibility
   Questions that when answered show that intellectual responsibility is the foundation for spiritual and moral responsibility.
Differences of Valid-Faux Intellectuals
   Contrasting pseudo intellectuals with valid ones  in important spiritual aspects.
Differences of Valid-Faux Meditation
   A critical look at meditation and its validity and benefits.
Thoughts on The Brothers Karamazov
   Thoughts on the difference between the Cardinal and Jesus concerning the three temptations.

A Critique of the Book A New Earth
   This critique shows that the thinking of the book is based upon a fundamentally erroneous concept regarding the ego.
Brother? James Ossuary
   A burial box that was recently discovered in Israel and dates to the first century could be the oldest archaeological link to Jesus Christ, according to a French scholar whose findings were published.
The Great Pyramid
   A candid look and review of the outstanding features of the Cheops pyramid that cannot be readily explained by our current understanding of ancient technology and capability.
Importance of Catastrophism
   Without an understanding of ancient catastrophism one just CANNOT get the context for the truth in so very many areas. Such an understanding provides the background context for so many aspects of softer sciences, for human culture, religion, and psychology.
Critical Thinking
   An article defining critical thinking, and applying it to scientific premises, paranormal claims and explanations.

Modern Echoes-Catastrophe
   An unexpected find of an ancient poem reflecting past catastrophe.
Genius versus Wisdom
    A poem contrasting Genius and Wisdom.
Some Modern Parables
   Three parables by the site author about the Kingship of the Heavens.
Kahlil Gibran on Law
   A delightful, insightful example of  Gibran's poetic prose, artfully dismissing legalism.
How the World Will End
   An article delineating how the world will not end the way you thought it would.
Assessment Criteria for New Cults
   How to evaluate new cult leader's promise of exotic and liberating aspects of empowerment to their adherents.

A Model for Visions and Dreams
   A suggested model for understanding vision and dreams as internally generated.
The Ancient Concept of Time
   Looking at our concept of time, and the ancient meaning of an age.
Scholastics in the Middle Ages
   A quick look at scholastics in the Middle Ages.
Foreword - Pythagoras' Trousers
   The delightful and enlightening Foreword to the book Pythagoras' Trousers.
Account of Personal Experience
   A partial look at the site author's experience with Christianity.
Personal Article/Lecture Video Links
   A short list of links for lectures and videos produced by the site author.
Some Final Conclusions?
   The site author offers some tentative conclusions for consideration.
Some pdf Downloads

Geophysical Issues

Origin of Modern Geology

Origin of Grand Canyon I

Origin of Grand Canyon II

Niagara Falls Escarpment

Electric Comets
 

Great Chicago Fire I

Great Chicago Fire II

Great Chicago Fire III

Tunguska Event I

Tunguska Event II
 

CE Comet Review Links

Electric Waterspouts

Electric Tornadoes

Electric Hurricanes

Meteor Crater

 

Hole in the Ground

Richat Crater

Richat Crater Revisited I

Richat Crater Revisited II

Chicxulub Crater
 

Craters & Rilles

The Moon & Rilles I

The Moon & Rilles II

The Moon & Rilles III

Olympus Mons
 

Olympus Mons Caldera

Rampart Craters

Stickney Crater

Valles Marineris

Valles Marineris Message
 

Victoria Crater

Victoria Crater Dunes

Antarctic Fossil Questions

Electric Earth

Sahara Desertification
 

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