Cosmographical Research Sources

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Cosmographical Research Sources
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The 'Book of Enoch'

The 'Book of Enoch' is an incorrigible flat Earth book. The book has been preserved from ancient times primarily in Ethiopia, and comprises one of the eighty-one books of the Ethiopian Bible. The Book was accepted by the Christian Orthodox Church as the genuine book of the antediluvian Enoch, the seventh from Adam and great grandfather of Noah. The prophecy of Saint Enoch quoted by the Apostle Jude in his New Testament Epistle is indeed contained in the book. Mahibere Kidusan, the Ethiopian Church's educational branch in Addis Ababa, publishes Ethiopian bibles in Amharic which contain this book, and it is published in english in multiple editions.) Another book written by Enoch has been preserved in Slavonic.
'Christian Topography'
by Cosmas Indicopleustes

Links to three different on-line editions of 'The Christian Topography' by Cosmas Indicopleustes which all use the English translation of William McCrindle which was published by the Hakluyt Society in AD 1897. The third link is also illustrated and only contains Chapter Four which summarizes Cosmas's worldview:
The 'Cosmography' of Aethicus of Istria

This book was written in the fourth century AD in Greek by a Scythian (Ukrainian / Russian) pilgrim traveller named Aethicus according to the ninth century German Archbishop Rabbannus Maurus, also a flat Earth advocate.  A seventh century Latin translation of the original Greek is contained in Migne's Patrologiae Latina and was also reprinted in the 1990's by a German publisher in the original Latin with German footnotes by the editor. 

  According to Raymond Beazeley's erudite and definitively well researched 'Dawn of Modern Geography',  Aethicus's cosmography is "wild" in comparison to Cosmas Indicopleustes.  For example, he asserts that Alexandre the Great not only conquered all of China and Russia (which actually has confirmation in ancient histories of Alexandre in spite of the opinions of some modern "historians"), but CONDUCTED SUBMARINE TRAVELS IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN using Siberia as a base, among other things.

Beazeley briefly describes enough major aspects of Aethicus's cosmography to confirm that he and Cosmas Indicopleustes adhere to the same basic cosmography.  Although, Beazeley describes Aethicus as a "minor Geographer" and Cosmas Indicopleustes as a "major Geographer," The facts that Aethicus lived, travelled, and wrote during the age of Constantine the Great which preceeds Cosmas who lived during the time of Emperor Justinian AND Aethicus's cosmography is a great deal more sensational than even Cosmas Indicopleustes's containing  facts which Cosmas apparently did not allege in writing leaves one with the conclusion that THE MOST OUTSPOKEN CHRISTIAN FLAT EARTH COSMOGRAPHER IS A DISTINCTION WHICH BELONGS TO AETHICUS ISTRIUS. 

'Earth Not a Globe'
by Parallax (Samuel Birley Rowbotham)

  This book was first published in a condensed form consisting only of the core proofs in 1865.  An expanded edition was first published in 1873 which is mostly what the 1881 text above consists of.  A bound reprint of the book is available from Kessinger Publishing.
Ancient Geographers, Cartographers, and Travellers Logbooks

  The Hakluyt Society based in London has been publishing English translations of important geographical works from ancient times to the present since 1846:
Histories of Geography

Perhaps the most informative work in English on European geography in the Middle Ages is 'The Dawn of Modern Geography' in three volumes by Professor Raymond Beazeley (published AD 1897 to AD 1904).  Volume one covers AD 300 to AD 900 and contains extensive information relating to flat Earth cosmography in the early Middle Ages.  Beazeley's book was reprinted in 1949, and the following link is a library locator for this important work:

  Whereas Beazeley chronicled the history of geography, the history of western cosmography is contained in 'The Sleepwalkers:  A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe' by Arthur Koestler with an emphasis on astronomy.  Particularly useful is Koestler's specific categorization of esoteric medieval and renaissance schools of astronomical thought (sects) that tends to give perspective and discernment on the cosmography of that time and insight into the manner in which it degenerated:

  'A History of the Warfare Between Science and Theology in Christendom' by Andrew Dixon White published in two volumes in AD 1872 is quite an anti-religious book.  However, it is one of the most informed histories of such conflict as it occurred in the context of european history and a repository of information concerning many areas of science from medieval religious perspectives.  A section of the book also contains references to other works which demonstrate in detail the flat Earth cosmology of ancient civilizations throughout the world:

  'A History of Cartography' (in multiple volumes) edited by David Woodward is perhaps the most comprehensive worldwide work on cartography published in English in the last hundred years:

'The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought' by James Romm

  The principle English language journal dealing with cartography worldwide from all eras is 'Ymago Mundi' published since 1935:
Contents of Previous Volumes:
Journal Description:

List of Early Medieval Maps

  The definitive collection of world maps from the era of early European colonization is 'The Mapping of the World:  Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700' by Rodney W. Shirley.  Shirley's book contains the original 1703 Flat Earth World Map by Jesuit geographer Heinrich Scherer which Samuel Rowbotham later adopted as the world map used in 'Earth Not a Globe':
Revisionist Cartography

  Revisionist cartographic historian Mark Monmier has authored several works exposing the corrupt use and innacuraccy of modern maps such as:
    1) 'How to Lie With Maps'
    2) 'Rhumb Lines and Map Wars:  A Social History of the Mercator Projection'
  Monmier's and other cartographic books published by the University of Chicago Press:

  The genuineness of a globularist map of Antarctica might be judged from the fact that in the following list of Antarctic Expeditions from ancient times to the present, not a single one includes a circumnavigation of the alleged continent, and discoveries of hitherto unkown vast areas continue to be made well into the 1990's:
'Canon Der Finsternisse'
by Theodore Oppolzer

The definitive scientific work on eclipses is the 'Canon Der Finsternisse' (Canon of Eclipses) by Theodore Oppolzer published in 1887 which claims to list every Solar and Lunar eclipse from approximately 300 BC to well after AD 2300.  An out-of-print English translation of the book was released by Dover Publications in 1962.  Solar and Lunar Eclipse tables from the Year of the Lord 1501 to 2100 from the website of Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office:

  ACS, one of the principle publishers of astronomical ephemerises in the United States, specifically states on all of its astronomical reference books that all the data contained in them is all based on a geocentric non-moving Earth:

  Possibly the best supplier of both navigation (celestial, GPS, etc) and astronomy books and equipment is Celestaire:

'The Book of Calendars'
by Frank Parise contains conversion tables for the calendars of over sixty different civilizations to the Julian (and Gregorian) Calendars:

  A refutation of the modern Gregorian Calendar in favour of the traditional Julian Calendar is the suject of "A Scientific Examination of the Orthodox Church Calendar' by Hieromonk Cassian:

Geocentric Organizations

CESHE (Cercle Scientifique et Historique) is a catholic organization active in Belgium, France, and Italy.

Association For Biblical Astronomy (formerly the Tychonian Society which has existed since 1971)

Roman Catholic Geocentric Website

  Of particular interest on the website above are the following well informed articles by Nathan Martin Gwynne:
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Flat Earth Websites
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Flat Earth Websites

  In order to discern genuine flat earth websites from those which are fake, we have initiated the following list.  Note that some of the sites or societies listed as genuine (such as the meet-up groups) have members or even chapters which do not adhere to flat Earth cosmology.  The fact that a website is listed as a fake does not infer that all the information on such a site is necessarily bogus.


Flat Earth Society of Canada Archives at the University of New Brunswick Harriet Irving Library in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Iris Taylor Research which is apparently based on the Flat Earth Society of Canada

Archives of Samuel Shenton

The Flat Earth Society Forums based on the Zetetic Astronomy of Samuel Shenton and Charles Johnson

An Anonymous Flat Earth Website From Venezuela

A Worldwide Agglomeration of Local Flat Earth Societies

Note:  An Australian Flat Earth Society which follows Charles Johnson's Zetetic Astronomy has held infrequent meetings since the 1990's when Johnson's Flat Earth Society still existed, and the group has at times posted web pages advertising upcoming meetings.  This Flat Earth Society of Australia has been a principle continuation of the Flat Earth Society of Charles Johnson as it predates all the Zetetic Flat Earth organization which has materialized since Johnson passed away.