Dwardu Cardona


Dwardu Edward Cardona (1936 – 27 July 2016) was born, raised, and educated in Malta, Europe, from where he emigrated to Canada in 1959. Less than a year later, in mid-1960, he became involved in the study of catastrophism and the reconstruction of the Solar System’s cosmic history. He has, since then, acted as a Contributing Editor for Kronos and, later, as a Senior Editor for the same periodical, and as Editor of Aeon. He was a Founding Father of the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (now defunct), and has acted as a consultant on mythology and cosmogony for Chronology and Catastrophism Review, which is the official organ of the British-based Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. He has also acted as the Series Editor for the Osiris Series of books sponsored by Cosmos & Chronos. He has also contributed articles to Frontiers of Science.

As a writer, Cardona has now published well over a hundred articles, notably on the “Saturn theory“, in various periodicals, as well as the books God Star (2006), Flare Star (2007), and Primordial Star (2009). He has additionally lectured at the University of Bergamo, in Italy, and at various organizations in Canada, the United States, and England. He presently makes his home, together with his wife Gaylia, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

On the Saturn Configuration

See also the general article: Saturn theory

Cardona writes:

“For those who are not familiar with ‘the Saturnian configuration‘, the theory, bizarre in the extreme, can be reduced to its simplest form by positing that the planets Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth were once much closer to each other. .. I make no apologies here for the fact that this theory was constructed on the basis of the mytho-historical record rather than from astrophysical considerations. ..

“The reconstruction of this model, together with its attendant event-filled scenario, is the fruit of decades of research – first by David Talbott and myself, later by Ev Cochrane and now Wallace Thornhill. For me, the impetus for this derived directly from the writings of Dr Immanuel Velikovsky, even though it led to the complete abandonment of Velikovsky’s own scenario. It has often been stated by those who now oppose Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision cosmic scheme that the good doctor might have been incorrect in details but correct in his overall reconstruction. As the years went by, I came to the opposite conclusion and now claim that Velikovsky was correct in details but entirely wrong in his overall presentation. He had the pieces correct but, unfortunately, displaced them in time.”[1]Dwardu Cardona, “The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory”, SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2000:1 “Proceedings of the SIS Silver Jubilee Event”

Selected bibliography


  • Dwardu Cardona, God Star, 2006, softcover, ISBN 1-4120-8308-7; 518 pages
  • Dwardu Cardona, Flare Star, 2007, softcover, ISBN 1-4251-5013-6, 547 pages
  • Dwardu Cardona, Primordial Star, 2009, softcover, ISBN 1-4251-8850-8, 392 pages.
  • Dwardu Cardona, Metamorphic Star, 2011, softcover, ISBN 0977285170, 334 pages
  • Dwardu Cardona, Newborn Star, 2016, softcover, ISBN 1773023357, 518 pages



  • “On Caves”, Letters, Pensée Vol. 3 No 1: (Winter 1973) “Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered III”
  • “The Pyramids and the Earth’s Axis”, Forum, Pensée Vol. 4 No 1: (Winter 1973-74) “Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VI”


  • “Tektites and China’s Dragon”, Kronos vol.1 No.2 (Summer 1975)
  • “The Problem of the Frozen Mammoths”, Kronos vol.1 No.4 (Winter 1976)
  • “On The Origin Of Tektites”, Kronos vol.2 No.1 (August 1976)
  • “The Sun Of Night”, Kronos vol.3 No.1 (Fall 1977)
  • “From the End of the Eighteenth Dynasty to the Time of Ramses II”, Kronos vol.3 No.3 (Spring 1978)
  • “Let There be Light”, Kronos vol.3 No.3 (Spring 1978)
  • “The Mystery Of The Pleiades”, Kronos vol.3 No.4 (Summer 1978)
  • “The Stones Of Ballochroy”, Kronos vol.4 No.3 (Spring 1979)
  • “The Cairns Of Kintraw”, Kronos vol.4 No.3 (Spring 1979)
  • “Saturn As King”, Kronos vol.4 No.3 (Spring 1979)
  • “Child of Saturn (Part I)”, Kronos vol.7 No.1 (Fall 1981)
  • “Jupiter — God of Abraham (Part I)”, Kronos vol.7 No.1 (Fall 1981)
  • “Child of Saturn (Part II)”, Kronos vol.7 No.2 (Winter 1982)
  • “Jupiter — God of Abraham (Part II)”, Kronos vol.7 No.2 (Winter 1982)
  • “Child of Saturn (Part III)”, Kronos vol.7 No.3 (Spring 1982)
  • “Vishnu Born Of Shiva”, Kronos vol.7 No.3 (Spring 1982)
  • “Indra”, Kronos vol.7 No.3 (Spring 1982)
  • “The Ankh”, Kronos vol.7 No.3 (Spring 1982)
  • “Jupiter – God of Abraham (Part III)”, Kronos vol.8 No.1 (Fall 1982)
  • “The Archangels”, Kronos vol.8 No.2 (Winter 1983)
  • “Child of Saturn (Part IV)”, Kronos vol.8 No.4 (Summer 1983)
  • “Jupiter God of Abraham (Part IV)”, Kronos vol.9 No.1 (Fall 1983)
  • “Humbaba”, Kronos vol.9 No.2 (Winter 1984)
  • “The Rites Of Moloch”, Kronos vol.9 No.3 (Summer 1984)
  • “Saturn: In Myth and Religion”, Kronos vol.10 No.1 (Fall 1984)
  • “Odin”, Kronos vol.10 No.1 (Fall 1984)
  • “Bet Shulman”, Kronos vol.10 No.2 (Winter 1985)
  • “The Baalim”, Kronos vol.10 No.3 (Summer 1985)
  • “Child of Saturn (Part V)”, Kronos vol.10 No.3 (Summer 1985)
  • “Child of Saturn (Part VI), Kronos vol.11 No.1 (Fall 1985)
  • “The Trouble With Aztex”, Kronos vol.11 No.2 (Winter 1986)
  • “Noah’s Ark: I – The Ship on Ararat (Part A)”, Kronos vol.12 No.2 (Spring 1987)
  • “The Kaaba”, Kronos vol.12 No.3 (Spring 1988)
  • “Noah’s Ark: I The Ship on Ararat (Part B)”, Kronos vol.12 No.3 (Spring 1988)
  • “The Sulfur Connection”, Kronos vol.12 No.3 (Spring 1988)

Catastrophism and Ancient History

  • “The Cities of the Plain”, Catastrophism and Ancient History vol.7 No.1 (February 1985)
  • “Saturn’s Sacred Mountain”, Catastrophism and Ancient History vol.8 No.1 (January 1986)
  • “Biblical Pentapolis or Midianite Cities?”, Catastrophism and Ancient History vol.9 No.1 (January 1987)
  • “Bouquets and Brickbats: A Reply to Martin Sieff”, Catastrophism and Ancient History vol.13 No.1 (January 1991)


  • The Road To Saturn” (Excerpts from an Autobiographical Essay), Aeon I:1 (Jan 1988)
  • “The Two Sargons and Their Successors (Part One)”, Aeon vol.1 No.5 (Sep 1988)
  • “The Two Sargons and Their Successors (Part Two)”, Aeon vol.1 No.6 (1988)
  • “The Reconstruction of Cosmic History”, Aeon vol.2 No.2 (1990)
  • “Velikovsky’s Martian Catastrophes”, Aeon vol.2 No.3 (1990)
  • “The Methodology of Patten’s Martian Scenario”, Aeon vol.2 No.4 (1991)
  • “Intimations of an Alien Sky”, Aeon vol.2 No.5 (1991)
  • “Darkness and the Deep”, Aeon vol.3 No.3 (Oct 1993)
  • “The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg”, Aeon vol.3 No.5 (May 1994)
  • “The Beginning of Time”, Aeon vol.3 No.5 (May 1994)
  • “Morning Star”, Aeon vol.4 No.1 (Apr 1995)
  • “Janus: Corrigenda et Addenda”, Aeon vol.4 No.2 (Aug 1995)
  • “Morning Star II”, Aeon vol.4 No.2 (Aug 1995)
  • “The Reflective Canopy Model and the Mytho-historical Record”, Aeon vol.4 No.4 (Apr 1996)
  • “The Cosmic Origin of the Swastika”, Aeon vol.4 No.5 (Nov 1996)
  • “The Shrine of Baal-Zephon”, Aeon vol.4 No.6 (May 1997)
  • “The Last Supper”, Aeon vol.5 No.2 (Apr 1998)
  • “A Return to the Two Sargons and Their Successors”, Aeon vol.5 No.4 (Jul 1999)
  • “Alalakh and the Collon Affair”, Aeon vol.5 No.4 (Jul 1999)
  • “Typhon and the Comet of the Exodus: Rockenbach’s Lost Source”, Aeon vol.5 No.5 (Jan 2000)
  • “Antiquated Textbooks: Redesigning the Solar System”, Aeon vol.5 No.6 (Aug 2000)
  • “Extra-Solar Planets: An Update”, Aeon vol.6 No.1 (Feb 2001)
  • “The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory”, Aeon vol.6 No.1 (Feb 2001)
  • “In Defense Of The Saturn Thesis”, Aeon vol.6 No.3 (Nov 2002)
  • “Prelude to Creation”, Aeon vol.6 No.5 (Jul 2004)
  • “Pillars of Straw”, Aeon vol.6 No.6 (Oct 2005)

Chronology & Catastrophism Review

  • “The River of Ocean”, Chronology & Catastrophism Review v1989
  • “Homeric Troy and the Greek Dark Age”, Chronology & Catastrophism Review v1990
  • “The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory”, Chronology & Catastrophism Review v2000:1

SIS (Chronology & Catastrophism) Workshop

  • “Saturn’s Flare-ups”, SIS Workshop vol.5 No.1 (1982)
  • “Planetary Worship”, SIS Workshop vol.6 No.3 (Feb 1986)
  • “Planetary Identities: I, The Concept of Deity”, Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop 1988 no.2
  • “Planetary Identities: II The Mythology of Homer”, Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop 1989 no.1
  • “Shamash and Sin”, Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop w1992 no.2
  • “Compelling Insights: Concluded in Sorrow”, Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop 1993 no.1


1 Dwardu Cardona, “The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory”, SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2000:1 “Proceedings of the SIS Silver Jubilee Event”
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