Thunderbolts Mythology Pages.
Much is said from time to time about the Thunderbolts Project delving into
mythology, but sometimes people get the wrong impression of just
what position we take.
The basic premise is that there appeared spectacular formations in the ancient
sky, which were electrical in nature, which profoundly affected humanity, and
which were recorded on stone. David Talbott was the first to enumerate these
forms some decades ago, which he documented by gathering points of agreement
betweend different cultures which are so specific as to not be possible apart
from a globally shared experience of evolving formations in the sky. It
was not until his convergence with Wal Thornhill that the electrical nature
of these forms became apparent.
Then a meeting was held in Portland, Oregon in September of 2000 which was
attended by astronomers Halton Arp and Tom Van Flandern, geophysicist/anthropologist
Robert Schoch, plasma physicist Anthony Peratt and linguist/mythologist Rens van der Sluijs, to name a few.
From this meeting a broader investigation emerged, than that of the specifically planetary model considered
by Talbott. The result of this being that the forms, regardless of their specific cause, have been
explicitly confirmed by independent observers who have no investment in the planetary model.
Whilst the basic theme of a Polar Configuration (of some type) is shared by a good
number of researchers, the specifics of what this configuration
consisted of is still an article of further consideration.
Anthony Peratt's work concentrates on the physics of plasmas and laboratory
experiments which display certain characteristics which he has
identified as having been witnessed by ancient sky watchers and
carved into rock to preserve the stories, before written languages arose.
His systematic analysis of rock art images combined with the use of GPS gives
a precise basis for reconstructing configurations as seen from different vantage
points on the globe, and supercomputer comparison of these images with plasma configurations
produced in the laboratory leaves little doubt that what the ancients witnessed
were indeed plasma discharge events of some kind.
It must be stated here that Peratt's work is completely independent
of the Thunderbolts Project. Though his work is often cited in relation
to its application within Electric Universe theory, Peratt has never made
any public statement of support for EU, contrary to the mis-statements of
detractors of both Plasma Cosmology and EU theory.
Rens van der Sluijs is of similar opinion to Peratt, that such plasma
formations were witnessed by the ancients, but neither of these
researchers has any commitment to any specific planetary involvement
in these events. Van der Sluijs has published several books and a plethora
of peer-reviewed papers amounting to what he calls "plasma mythology".
Wal Thornhill, Ev Cochrane, Dwardu Cardona and David Talbott however have all expressed
theories with some degree of planetary involvement, centering on Saturn
as our primeval sun, Talbott's 1980 book The Saturn Myth having been the catalyst for
much of the research which they have undertaken since it's publication.
Cochrane has gone on to publish three books of his own with more to come,
and has assisted Talbott in painstaking research to validate or refute
various scenarios they have each contemplated. In this respect he has been
Talbott's closest collaborator, and his attention to detail is second to none.
Cardona has also published three books however he goes much further
in studying the geological implications of Saturn theory, as
Talbott's work and that inspired from it has come to be generically known.
Thornhill has provided much of the theory by which Electric Universe
concepts help to underpin the work of Talbott et al, and has
been exploring his own ideas about how the Polar Configuration may have
There are other researchers with no connection to the Thunderbolts Project
who have also developed their own ideas of Saturn theory, however it
must be stressed that their work, whilst sometimes citing our own or other
similar sources, does not reflect the views of the Thunderbolts Project.
For more on the specifics of Saturn theory as developed by the Thunderbolts
Project please see our pages on
Symbols of an Alien Sky, our new DVD.