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New Magicks for a New Age, Volume 4, Book 10

New Magicks for a New Age, Volume 4, Book 10

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New Magicks for a New Age. Volume 4: Notebooks of a Magickian. Book 10. Keywords: Magick, alchemy, Qaballah, astrology, divination, science, history
New Magicks for a New Age. Volume 4: Notebooks of a Magickian. Book 10. Keywords: Magick, alchemy, Qaballah, astrology, divination, science, history

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Yael R. DragwylaFirst North American rightsEmail: Polaris93@aol.com 78,400 wordshttp://polaris93.livejournal.com/
New Magicks for a New Age
Volume 4: The Notebooks of a MagickianBook Ten
Sometimes the imaginary has more reality than the provably real:‘But . . .’ Lyra struggled to find the words she wanted: ‘but it en’t
, is it? Nottrue like chemistry or engineering, not that kind of true? There wasn’t
an Adamand Eve? The Cassington Scholar told me it was just a kind of fairy tale.’‘The Cassington Scholarship is traditionally given to a freethinker; it’s his functionto challenge the faith of the Scholars. Naturally he’d say that. But think of Adam andEve like an imaginary number, like the square root of minus one: you can never seeany concrete proof that it exists, but if you include it in your equations, you cancalculate all manner of things that couldn’t be imagined without it.’Phillip Pullman,
The Golden Compass ( 
Book 1 of 
 His Dark Materials
. NewYork: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995), pp. 372-373)************************************HydroDragon Enterprises13410 Greenwood Ave N, # 306Seattle, WA 98133-7380August 3, 1996Editor,
 Atlantis Rising 
PO Box 441Livingston, MT 59047Dear editor,Just received
 Atlantis Rising 
# 8, and was very pleased with it. I have just one teeny quibble:In “The Mayan Calendar Mystery” by Kathie Garcia (
 Atlantis Rising 
# 8, pp. 41, 73), the author says thatthe Mayans “referred to Venus as the eighth planet and the earth as the seventh. This and othearchaeological evidence has led Sitchin to suggest that they knew of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune,and Pluto as well
and had obtained their knowledge from aliens, whose ‘count’ began at farther reachesof the galaxy.
” [Italics mine.]The implication is that if the Mayans were aware of the existence of the outer planets, it could
have been through contact with aliens, or at least with a culture that had telescopes. I disagree. Uranus, unlike Neptune and Pluto, is a naked-eye planet; a person with normal vision can see it from the Los Angeles basin on many nights of the year! The problem is that it moves very slowly through the heavens, a mere4 degrees per year, as opposed to the much faster motion of Saturn and the other inner planets. Butregular observation of the heavens night after night, especially in ancient times, when there was neither light pollution nor smog to obscure the night skies, would fairly quickly reveal Uranus for what it was:unlike a star, but like a planet, it does not twinkle; it is much brighter than most stars; though it movesslowly, its motion along the ecliptic is enormously faster than the proper motion of a true star; andunlike a star, but like a planet, eventually it does return to the same celestial longitude. In fact, many“primitive” cultures have known Uranus for just what it is, a planet, and the Mayans almost certainlymust have known this, too, through systematic observations of the skies taken over hundreds or thousandsof years. Unlike European-based civilization, the Mayans weren’t hampered in their astronomical work  by iron-clad assumptions, based upon theologically oriented ideas, about the maximum “permitted”number of Planets. The West required a telescope to “discover” the “new” planet Uranus only becauseup until then, Western belief-systems blinded Western astronomers to just what was out there and what itimplied.As for Neptune and Pluto, while they cannot be seen with telescopes, their existence can be inferred fromirregularities in the orbit of Uranus. Again, unlike Europeans, the Mayans had no reason not to build acosmological model in which the Earth and other planets went around the Sun. Once they had done that,they would have been able to associated irregularities in planetary orbits with the presence of other  planets, whether or not they ever had a theory about gravity. From there, knowing Uranus existed, itwould have been a short step to the obvious conclusion that irregularities in Uranus’s orbit unaccountedfor by the inner planets had to have been due to the presence of other planets still further out. No aliensrequired at all – just good, hard, relentlessly meticulous mathematical and scientific reasoning.Other than that, it was a great issue, one I enjoyed very much.Sincerely,
. (Ms) Yael R. Dragwyla, K.S.G.HydroDragon Enterprises******************************************************Subj:FWD: If the Founding Fathers Had Been WiredDate:96-08-03 19:58:27 EDTFrom:Nebet HetBCC:Polaris93Date: Fri, Aug 2, 1996 10:30 AM CDTFrom: Sermoner1Subj: If the Founding Fathers Had Been WiredTo:brhamm@csn.net
cc:JohnGibson, Nebet HetSent on: WAOL sub 38Gents (and ladies). . .Got this in my mail and just had to pass it on. . .enjoyserving Him by serving othersJerry WhiteForum Admin.Religion & Beliefs/EthicsAmerica Online<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><Subject: (FYA) If the founding fathers had been wired. . ..Mr. Jefferson: Gentlemen, the summer grows hot, and it is essential that we complete this declaration of independence.Mr. Franklin: Wait a minute, Thomas. I have to reboot here.Mr. Jefferson: That’s all right, Ben. We’ll go on without you. Has everyone had a chance to look at thedraft I posted yesterday?Mr. Sherman: Not yet, Thomas, I’ve been having Notes replication problems.Mr. Adams: Here, Roger, I brought a hard copy.Mr. Sherman: Thanks, Saaaaay, nice font.Mr. Adams: Do you like it? I downloaded it off Colonies Online just last week.Mr. Jefferson: Gentlemen! There is work to be done. I fear our document will soon leak out.Mr. Livingston: Too late, Thomas. There’s already a bootleg circulating. I saw it posted onalt.georgeIII.sucks last night.Mr. Franklin: @#$$%^$# General Protection Fault!Mr. Adams: Ben, you might try upgrading to Windows 75. It solved that problem for me.Mr. Sherman: Thomas, the part here about the Acts of Pretended Legislation; have you considered using bullets to air out the text?Mr. Jefferson: I can fix that easily enough. Drat! I’ve spilled candle wax on my keyboard again.Mr. Adams: You know, Thomas, that wouldn’t happen if you’d buy an active-matrix screen.Mr. Franklin: Hard-disk failure?!? Aw, criminyMr. Livingston: Are you sure it’s “unalienable rights”? My spell checker recommends” unassailable”.Mr. Jefferson: Can we stick to the substance of the document, please? Shoot. Low battery. Anyone got aspare power cable?

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