By Edna Kenton
1928. A compendium of perspectives of earth, its positive aspects, and the universe from numerous cultures and time sessions. Profusely illustrated with figures and plates. contains: Man's quest in area; Figures of earth; The construction of the realm; Upholders of the area; Primeval earth; Babylonian universe; Egyptian universe; Earth moon disaster; Deluge; misplaced Atlantis; misplaced land of the west; timber of the realm; Mountains of the area; Wheel of existence; Earth the mundane egg; platforms of the universe; sq. earth of Cosmas Indicopleutes; Peruvian universe; Aztec universe; Tartar-Mongol worlds; Maps of the earth; Earth of Columbus; Dante's universe; Earth the guts of the cosmos; Saint Hildegard's universe; Earths within the universe; Wheels upon wheels; international octaves; Earth a hole sphere; Tetrahedral earth; Bibliography.
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This is the story of Nut or Heaven and of Seb or Earth. The Universe was still concealed in the Divine Thought and the Divine Bosom. There ever since she has remained, bending over the Earth, eternally watching the Earth and the children of Earth. But he may never again sink into dreamless sleep; sooner or later the circle of his dreams rounds on itself, and he is roused by pain to his state of suffering again. Some say that Heaven answers Earth when he dreams, but because the path of his dreaming is a circle, he has forgotten most of Heaven's 43 answers when he awakes.
A few escaped this continental Deluge Atlas escaped, says the old story, to support Heaven and Earth, in order that the Universe might not sink also. Let the old mistake stand, if mistake it was and mistake it was surely. Plate 16 below, is Kircher's accompanying illustration of "Ocean mountains," whose highest peaks may be island remnants of sunken continents, a little ground plan of the ocean floor. Peter's during the Thirty Years' War, and guessing simply, not only at the form and extent of the then discovered but by no means explored Americas, and not only at the form and extent of the still unknown Arctic and Antarctic "continents," but also at the conformation and extent of the "oceanmountains," and of the sunken antediluvian continents.
At least such is the opinion and the teaching of our highest experts. It shows also the mountains at the source of the river, the land of Assyria, BitIakinu, and the swamps at the mouth of the Euphrates. On the upper half of the sarcophagus lid is engraved the figure of the Sky goddess Nut "bending over the Earth," a marvellous picture of the Egyptian Universe. Plate 9 – Sky Goddess Nut Bending Over the Earth. "The Sky Goddess Nut bending over the Earth," and the succeeding Plate, "The Goddess Nut represented Double," (see p.