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June 2016: I have removed all free PDFs of peer-reviewed publications in protest at the restrictive and greedy practices common in the academic publishing world.

Publishers typically pay authors ('contributors') nothing for their articles or even charge them for the privilege of being published, demand of them to transfer their copyright, do not take responsibility for typographical errors which their collaborating journal editors introduce, do not provide authors with complimentary hard copies, prohibit them from posting digital copies of the final, published version of the articles online and sell the articles at exorbitant prices, even in digital format. This is a topsy-turvy world.

These appalling corporate strategies have an asphyxiating effect on creativity and need to end. Humanity needs a sharing attitude towards data. Academic publishers need to begin respecting authors again, on whose work they depend utterly.

Practically the only legal way academic publishers seem to allow me, the author, to share my research with you, the public, for free is to post copies of the pre-published articles on my website. I find this practice undesirable, because pre-published versions often contain glitches which are edited out later and because this practice promotes the circulation of different versions of the same articles and so causes confusion about citations. Naturally, this situation leaves people in many parts of the world thoroughly dissatisfied.

I regret having handed over the copyrights for many of my articles to these immoral corporations and wish they would release me from the contracts.

 
     
 
peer-reviewed publications include:
 
     
P. James & M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Fall of Phaethon in Context: A New Synthesis of Mythological, Archaeological and Geological Evidence', Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, 16. 1 (2016), 67-94  
P. James & M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Revisiting the Colour of Saturn as Perceived in Antiquity', The Observatory, 134. 1241 (August 2014), 210-212  
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A Common Miscitation of William Gilbert', Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95. 16 (22 April 2014), 137  
M. A. van der Sluijs & P. James, 'Saturn as the 'Sun of Night' in Ancient Near Eastern Tradition', Aula Orientalis, 31. 2 (2013), 279-321  
M. A. van der Sluijs & R. J. Johnson, 'Geometry of an Intense Auroral Column as Recorded in Rock Art', Journal of Scientific Exploration, 27. 2 (2013), 227-246  

P. James & M. A. van der Sluijs, ''Silver': A Hurrian Phaethon', Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, 12. 2 (2012), 237-251

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Closing Gaps in Traditional Sky Lore', Perspectives on Science, 20. 1 (2012), 1-43

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Wish-Granting Jewel: Exploring the Buddhist Origins of the Holy Grail', Viator; Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 42. 2 (2011), 1-48

 
M. A. van der Sluijs & A. L. Peratt, 'Astronomical Petroglyphs - Searching for Rock Art Evidence for an Ancient Super Aurora', Expedition, 52. 2 (2010), 33-42  

P. James & M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Saturn's Phoebe Ring and Ancient Babylonian Observations', The Observatory, 130. 1215 (April 2010), 89-91

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Dragon of the Eclipses - A Note', Culture and Cosmos; A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy, 13. 1 (2009), 63-75

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Who Are the 'Attendants of Helios'?', Journal of the American Oriental Society, 129. 2 (2009), 169-177

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Three Ancient Reports of Near-Death Experiences: Bremmer Revisited', Journal of Near-Death Studies, 27. 4 (2009), 223-253

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Hll: Lord of the Sickle', Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 68. 4 (2009), 269-281

 

M. A. van der Sluijs & A. L. Peratt, 'The Ourobˇros as an Auroral Phenomenon', Journal of Folklore Research, 46. 1 (2009), 3-41

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Multiple Morning Stars in Oral Cosmological Traditions', Numen; International Review for the History of Religions, 56 (2009), 459-476

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, review of L. Piccardi & W. B. Masse (eds.), Myth and Geology ('Geological Society Special Publications', 273; London: The Geological Society, 2007), Myth & Symbol, 5. 2 (2009), 58-74

 

P. James & M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Ziggurats, Colors, and Planets: Rawlinson Revisited', Journal of Cuneiform Studies, 60 (2008), 57-79

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'On the Wings of Love', Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, 8. 2 (2008), 219-251

 

A. L. Peratt, J. McGovern, A. H. Q÷yawayma, M. A. van der Sluijs & M. G. Peratt, 'Characteristics for the Occurrence of a High-Current Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity Part II: Directionality and Source', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 35. 4 (2007), 778-807

 
A. L. Peratt, M. A. van der Sluijs, J. McGovern & P. Bustamante, 'Virtual Image Reconstruction of an Intense Z-Pinch Aurora at Earth's Southern Axis from Archaic Petroglyphs' (conference record, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pulsed Power and Plasma Science; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007), 623  

A. L. Peratt, M. A. van der Sluijs, J. McGovern & P. Bustamante, 'Reconstruction of an Intense Auroral Z-Pinch from Instabilities Recorded in Antiquity', Bulletin of the American Physical Society; 48th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006), GP1.00132

 

M. A. van der Sluijs & A. L. Peratt, 'Intense Prehistoric Auroral Z-Pinch Recordings: Surveys of South Korean and Thailand Petroglyphs' (conference record, Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science; Traverse City, Michigan, 2006), 340

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Phaethon and the Great Year', Apeiron; A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science, 39. 1 (2006), 57-90

 

A. L. Peratt, M. A. van der Sluijs & D. A. Scott, 'Evidence of an Influx of Interstellar Plasma from Archaic Z-Pinch Recordings', Bulletin of the American Physical Society (Tampa, Florida, 2005)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A Possible Babylonian Precursor to the Theory of Ecpyrōsis', Culture and Cosmos; A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy, 9. 2 (2005), 1-19

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The World Axis as an Atmospheric Phenomenon', Cosmos; The Journal of the Traditional Cosmology Society, 21. 1 (2005), 3-52

 

A. L. Peratt, D. A. Scott & M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Orientation of Intense Z-Pinch Instabilities from an Intense Aurora as Recorded in Prehistory', Bulletin of the American Physical Society; 46th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics (Savannah, Georgia, 2004)

 
     
     
 
other publications include:
 
     
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Nieuwe Stroming in Bijna-Dood-Studies?', Frontier Magazine, 23. 3 (2017), 32-38 (Dutch)  
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'In Memoriam. Han Kloosterman - A Romantic Catastrophist (1931-2016), SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2017: 1), 3-4  
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A Geomagnetic Approach to Traditions of Axes Mundi; Parts III and IV', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2017: 1), 4-18  
M. A. van der Sluijs, obituary for Han Kloosterman, Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 351 (March 2017), 23-25 (original, unedited text)  
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A Geomagnetic Approach to Traditions of Axes Mundi; Part II', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2016: 3), 12-23  
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A Geomagnetic Approach to Traditions of Axes Mundi; Part I', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2016: 2), 13-27  
R. J. Johnson & M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A Note on Plasmoids on the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Winston H. Bostick', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2016: 2), 43-46  
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Usselo Layer, the Global Conflagration and the Vanishing Act', a translation of H. Kloosterman, 'De Laag van Usselo, de Wereldbrand en de Verdwijntruc' (2000), SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2015: 3), 3-9  
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'I Sing the Mind Electric', Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 323 (January 2015), 40-43  

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A Response to Cardona's Objections', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2013), 51-56

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Sun Man', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2013: 1), 31-32

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Very Stones Cry Out', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2012: 2), 36

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Caught in the Crossfire', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2012: 2), 32-33

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'As Below, So Above', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2012: 1), 24-25

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Ouroboros and the Aurora', in W. Welling (ed.), Dangerous and Divine; the Secret of the Serpent (Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, 2012), 148-153 = M. A. van der Sluijs, 'De Ouroboros en de Aurora', in W. Welling (ed.), Goddelijk en Griezelig; Het Geheim van de Slang (Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, 2012), 148-153 (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, obituary for Richard Stothers, Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 285 (2012), 26

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Seeing Things - In the Sky', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2011: 2), 26-28

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, Traditional Cosmology; The Global Mythology of Cosmic Creation and Destruction (London: All-Round Publications, 2011), in 4 volumes:
1: Preliminaries; Formation, ISBN hardback 9780955665578, paperback 9780955665530
2: Functions, ISBN hardback 9780955665585, paperback 9780955665547
3: Differentiation, ISBN hardback 9780955665592, paperback 9780955665554
4: Disintegration, ISBN hardback 9780957061101, paperback 9780955665561

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Towards a History of Plasma-Universe Theory', in C. Whitney (ed.), Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, vol. 8: 18th Annual Conference of the NPA, 6-9 July 2011 at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA (Mount Airy, Maryland: Natural Philosophy Alliance, 2011), 662-668

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Capron and the Crop Circles', Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 275 (May 2011), 50-51

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Does it Matter?', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2011: 1), 25-26

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Elementary Knowledge', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2010: 2), 24-25

 

M. A. van der Sluijs & S. H. Jo, All about London 런던이야기 (Seoul, South Korea: Nexus, 2010; ISBN 978-89-6000-884-7 13740)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Johann Radlof: The Father of Planetary Catastrophism', in I. Tresman (ed.), Quantavolution: Challenges to Conventional Science; Dedicated to Alfred de Grazia on his 90th Birthday (Dec 29, 2009) (Sandbach, United Kingdom: Knowledge Computing, 2010), 337-348

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Plasma Mythology - A Research Programme', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2010), 3-10

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Fortean Traveller 70. The Palpa Lines, Peru', Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 263 (2010), 74-76

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Joining the Dots Part One: Fireworks on New Year's Day', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2009: 3), 27-28

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Joining the Dots Part Two: The Dating in the Sky', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2009: 3), 28-29

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'An Aristotelian Hangover', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review (2009), 39

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Rotsvast Bewijs voor een Prehistorisch Poollicht', Frontier, 14. 5 (2008), 64-69 (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Ancient Traditions: What Can they Tell us about the History of the Earth?', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review, 'Proceedings of the SIS Cambridge Conference, FitzWilliam College 31st August - 2nd September 2007' (2008), 56-67

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'A String Theory for the Sun', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2008: 2), 27

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Korea's Prehistoric Past', The East Asian Monthly Business Newspaper, 9 (2008), 24-25

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Konglish: Tips from the Author of '111 Antidotes to Konglish'', The East Asian Monthly Business Newspaper, 7 (2008), 24

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Konglish: Tips from the Author of '111 Antidotes to Konglish'', The East Asian Monthly Business Newspaper, 6 (2008), 18

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Peopling the Mythical Landscape', Wellness Times; Alternative Journal of Body, Mind & Spirit, 4. 3 (2008), 3-4

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 111 Antidotes to Konglish (London: All-Round Publications, 2008), ISBN 978-0-9556655-2-3

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Rock's Greatest Lightshow', Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 233 (2008), 56-57

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Ladder to Heaven', SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2008: 1), 22-23

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, The World Axis as an Atmospheric Phenomenon (London: All-Round Publications, 2007), ISBN 978-0-9556655-1-6

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, The Mythology of the World Axis; Exploring the Role of Plasma in World Mythology (London: All-Round Publications, 2007), ISBN 978-0-9556655-0-9

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Sterren Kijken in AustraliŰ', Frontier Magazine, 13. 2 (2007), 64-69 (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Korean Signs and Wonders', Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 223 (2007), 56-57

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Blood (not so) Simple', a review of B. Sykes, Blood of the Isles; Exploring the Genetic Roots of our Tribal History (London: Bantam Press, 2006), ISBN 0-593-05652-3, in Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 220 (2007), 63

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, a review of N. J. Saunders, Alexander's Tomb; The Two Thousand Year Obsession to Find the Lost Conqueror (New York: Basic Books, 2006), ISBN 978-0-465-07202-6, in Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 219 (2007), 60-61

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'To the Finland Station ...', a review of F. Vinci, The Baltic Origins of Homer's Epic Tales, in Fortean Times; The World of Strange Phenomena, 216 (2006), 65

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Jezus - van Dwerg tot Reus', Frontier Magazine, 11. 4 (2005), 40-49 (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Johann Radloff', Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2005: 2), 25-26

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Snapshots of the Polar Configuration', Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2005: 1), 29-31

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Cosmic Double Helix', Aeon; A Journal of Myth, Science, and Ancient History, 6. 5 (2004), 77-101

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Plasma Mythology', Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2004: 2-3), 45-48 = M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Plasma Mythologie: Hoe de Goden de Wereld Verwoestten', Bres; Op de Bres voor een Bezield Bestaan, 224 (February/March 2004), 34-48 (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Cosmic String of Pearls', Aeon; A Journal of Myth, Science, and Ancient History, 6. 4 (2003), 19-46

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Gods and Planets (Part 2)', Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2003: 2), 13-15

 
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Gods and Planets', Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (2003: 1), 14-16  

M. A. van der Sluijs, De Mythische Jezus; Waarom Jezus niet Uniek Was (Delft: Koopman & Kraaijenbrink, 2002), ISBN 90-75675-08-9 (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, On the Beaten Track; Een Jaartje Backpacken in AustraliŰ en Nieuw-Zeeland (Delft: Koopman & Kraaijenbrink, 2000/2002), ISBN 90-75675-04-6 (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Hero's Garment', Aeon; A Journal of Myth, Science, and Ancient History, 6. 3 (2002), 107-117

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Celestial Fireworks', Internet Digest (Society for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2002: 2), 7-10

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'The Double Axe and the Celestial Twins', Aeon; A Journal of Myth, Science, and Ancient History, 6. 2 (2001), 59-71

 
M. A. van der Sluijs, untitled, Internet Digest (Society for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2000: 2), 26  
M. A. van der Sluijs, In Holland Staat een Sluis; 500 Jaar Leven en Werken van de Familie Van der Sluijs op 't Spuij (privately published, 1998) (Dutch)  
     
     
 
a selection of unpublished essays and presentations:
 
     

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Table of my Ancestors'

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Over het Voorgeslacht van Frans Fransz. van Bodegom (-1638)' (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Stamboom van de Familie 'Van der Sluijs'' (1999-) (Dutch)

 

M. A. van der Sluijs, 'En in dat Huis daar Woont De Heer; Een Beknopte Familiegeschiedenis van de Familie De Heer' (1999) (Dutch)

 
M. A. van der Sluijs, 'Een Eind aan de Taalperikelen' (1999) (Dutch)