Anthony van der Sluijs is an independent researcher
and writer, and a Consulting Scholar at the University
of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
Philadelphia. He received a Masters Degree in
Comparative and Historical Linguistics at Leiden University,
The Netherlands (1999), specialising in the Indo-European
and Semitic language families. Since then, he has combined
extensive travels around the world with an intensive
study of comparative mythology, cultural astronomy,
archaeoastronomy and the history of astronomy, religions
While publishing articles on these subjects in academic
journals, he is currently preparing an interdisciplinary
study regarding the possible origins of traditional
cosmologies, including creation mythology, in historical
fluctuations of the earths electromagnetic environment.
Another forthcoming monograph examines the widespread
symbol of the ourobóros or tail-biting
dragon in the light of electromagnetic disturbances
of the geomagnetic field.
The website was originally designed by
Midnight Oil web design (www.midnightoil.co.uk),
but has since been radically revised.
I thank the Mainwaring Archive Foundation
(MAF) and Ian Tresman (Knowledge Computing) for their