publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

EARTHQUAKE LIGHTS IN LEGENDS OF THE GREEK ORTHODOXY

Florinsky, I.V.;
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  • Published: 20 Dec 2015
Abstract
Local legends may contain information about real geological events of the past. Earthquake lights (EQL) can occur in the atmosphere over earthquake epicenter areas and adjacent faults before and during quakes. They may look like diffuse airglow, flashes, fiery pillars, and luminous balls. EQL may cause a mystical experience probably due to the influence of their electromagnetic fields on the brain. Subjective perception and interpretation of EQL depend on religious and cultural traditions. We study a stereotype of EQL interpretation in the legends of the Greek Orthodoxy exemplified by the legends about the foundation of two shrines: St. George Monastery near the...
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free text keywords: Earthquake, seismicity, fault, neurophysiology, legend, religion, mystical experience
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

EARTHQUAKE LIGHTS IN LEGENDS OF THE GREEK ORTHODOXY

Florinsky, I.V.;