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David Talbott - Symbols of an Alien Sky, Mars, Cronus & The Electric Universe
December 15, 2011
David Talbott, a comparative mythologist whose work offers a radical new vantage point on the origin of ancient cultural themes and symbols, is the primary catalyst behind the "Saturn Model." He also proposes a "Polar Configuration," inspired by Immanuel Velikovsky involving the five planets Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth. He claims that in ancient times the five planets orbited the Sun as a single linear unit, which rotated about a point close to Saturn, before its break-up at the end of the Golden Age. He claims that the violent evolution of this "Polar Configuration" provoked the myth-making epoch of human history. David will explain his theory and how he utilizes points of agreement between cultures to reconstruct our past. We'll discuss the "great conjunction," the birth of myth and symbols and the turning sky. David is also the co-author (with Wallace Thornhill) of Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe. Talbott will talk about electricity in space, reconstructing plasma discharge and chronicled formations in our sky. In the second hour, we begin discussing the timeline of the planetary conjunction of Saturn, Venus and Mars. Symbols and artistic depictions from various cultures tell similar stories. They leave clues about events, yet today it is difficult to decode those events. We'll discuss certain associations we make with the five planets. David discusses Carl Jung's idea of archetypes and how events are linked to the creation of these archetypes. Then, we move on to talk about the evidence of scars on Mars. Valles Marineris, Noctis Labyrinthus and Olympus Mons are all regions on Mars that show signs of massive electrical scarring. Later, we'll speak more about our solar system and its electric nature. We end the hour talking about rough planets and the stability of our solar system today.

 

Relevant links
thunderbolts.info
Electric Universe Conference 2012 in Las Vegas January 6-8
Chinese Longevity Symbol
The Golden Age
Anthony Peratt - plasmascience.net
The Squatter Man (Squatting Man) Petroglyphs | evidence of the Electric Universe
theplasmaverse.com
mythopedia.info
Solar Dynamics Observatory
Valles Marineris
Noctis Labyrinthus
Mars
Saturn
Saturn return
Shamash
Ishtar
Hamsa
Dingir
Inanna
Venus
The Comet Venus
Cassini images bizarre hexagon on Saturn
Tom Van Flandern
Hannes Alfvén
Why The Electric Universe Matters
Velikovsky's Ghost Returns
What is the Electric Universe?
Electric Universe: A Cosmology for the 21st Interstellar Boundary Explorer
The World Won't End The Way You've Been Told
The Comet and the Future of Science
The Electric Glow Of The Sun
Electric Sunspots
Sunspot Cycles & Natural Disasters
Electric Motor of the Milky Way
The Explosion that Shattered Solar Theory

Music
Weezer - The World Has Turned And Left Me Here

Books & DVDs
Symbols of an Alien Sky
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Special Holiday Gift Packs

Comments (5)

Planets are not Gods or Goddesses
When googling "Planet#Mythology_and_naming", one can read this natural explanation of planets:

"The names for the planets in the Western world are derived from the naming practices of the Romans, which ultimately derive from those of the Greeks and the Babylonians.

In ancient Greece, the two great luminaries the Sun and the Moon were called Helios and Selene; the farthest planet (Saturn) was called Phainon, the shiner; followed by Phaethon (Jupiter), "bright"; the red planet (Mars) was known as Pyroeis, the "fiery"; the brightest (Venus) was known as Phosphoros, the light bringer; and the fleeting final planet (Mercury) was called Stilbon, the gleamer".

Here, the planets are named after their natural appearances and not after any prime creation gendered deity from the Stories of Creation as with Velikovski and his followers. To replace the ancient deities of creation for the planets is of course pure nonsense, which distorts both the myths and the logical astronomy.

If Velikovski and his followers have read this Greek natural description of the planets, they never would have written any of their books at all, and even if they had analyzed the mythical texts thoroughly, plain logics should have hindered them from writing their books in the first place.
#5 - Ivar Nielsen - 09/10/2014 - 09:59
Planets are not Gods or Goddesses
From - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet#Mythology_and_naming

"The names for the planets in the Western world are derived from the naming practices of the Romans, which ultimately derive from those of the Greeks and the Babylonians.

In ancient Greece, the two great luminaries the Sun and the Moon were called Helios and Selene; the farthest planet (Saturn) was called Phainon, the shiner; followed by Phaethon (Jupiter), "bright"; the red planet (Mars) was known as Pyroeis, the "fiery"; the brightest (Venus) was known as Phosphoros, the light bringer; and the fleeting final planet (Mercury) was called Stilbon, the gleamer".

Here, the planets are named after their natural appearances and not after any prime creation gendered deity from the Stories of Creation as with Velikovski and his followers. To replace the ancient deities of creation for the planets is of course pure nonsense, which distorts both the myths and the logical astronomy.

If Velikovski and his followers have read this Greek natural description of the planets, they never would have written any of their books at all, and even if they had analyzed the mythical texts thoroughly, plain logics should have hindered them from writing their books in the first place.
#4 - Ivar Nielsen - 08/10/2014 - 15:32
Classic!
The Electric Universe is the gateway to understanding the big picture. Until you can understand the relationship of the past to the present, our future is less than certain. IMHO this is probably the most important interview on Red Ice, and there have been plenty of great ones before and since.
#3 - David D. - 25/09/2014 - 13:53
I've listened to this interview many times and always take something more away. When you were discussing in the 2nd hour about whether or not the drawings/carvings were done from memory or "as it was happening" and David felt they were done in the moment I wondered if anything could be discerned from the side of the rocks that the images were made with regards to what could be seen in the sky at the time from that angle. I wonder if there could be a correlation comparing art from around the world........ Thanks again Henrik for a great interview.
#2 - Brenda - 29/10/2013 - 23:35
One of the Best Interviews
This is probably one of the best programs on Red Ice. David's scholarly approach explains so many unanswered questions to the origins of our archetypal symbols. And as always, Henrik, excellent interview. I appreciate your knowledge base on each of the subjects you present on your program.
#1 - Melissa - 08/11/2012 - 01:05
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