THE VELIKOVSKIAN

The Journal of Myth, History and Science

Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur


Charles Ginenthal
Editor-in-Chief

Vol. II, No. 2
Copyright © 1994
IVY PRESS BOOKS
Forest Hills, New York

THE VELIKOVSKIAN
Quota pars operis tanti
nobis committitur

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Charles Ginenthal

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COVER: The symbol on the cover is one of the Babylonian representations of the godess Inanna, or Venus.

Immanuel Velikovsky asked Quota pars operis tanti nobis committitur--Which part of this work is committed to us? He presented this question to us regarding the possibility of global catastrophism in human history. Several other scholars have also investigated this concept, presenting other mechanisms as the basis for these cataclysms. It is the purpose of The Velikovskian to give full reign to those involved in this research so that their concepts may be explored and examined in these pages. The Velikovskian is committed to no unique viewpoint, but to an open discussion of the evidence. If there were global cataclysms, then the cause, nature and impact of these upheavals is an important issue in science, history and humanity and is deserving of our attention.

You are invited to present your research or offer criticism of what is presented in these pages. It is only through the democratic process of free and open discussion and debate that the evidence raised may lead to new and deeper insights.

At the present time, The Velikovskian is not a fully refereed journal. To those specialists who are interested in acting as advisors, we extend our hand. We hope this journal will grow and mature to meet the finest standards of academic research.


CONTRIBUTORS

Robert Nichol is a film producer, director and entrepeneur who has worked on film and television programs of all types, from documentaries to features, with about 125 screen credits. He bas been on staff with CBS and the National Film Board of Canada.

Charles Ginenthal taught the physically handicapped in New York City, is the author of Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky, a critique, and has contributed articles to AEON.

Norman Schwarz is a lawyer, residing in Maryland, who has been following the Velikovsky debate and has his own theory, which suggests that biblical personages are alter egos of celestial bodies.

Charles Raspil works for the New York City government and has written articles which appeared in Horus, the Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Paranormal Research and the Proceedings of the International Forum on New Science.


CONTENTS

Interviewing Immanuel Velikovsky: An Introduction
Robert Nichols

Page 7
CHZ and Solar System Stability
Charles Ginenthal

Page 34
Point-Counterpoint
Old World Maps -- A Response to Charles Ginenthal
Norman Schwarz

Page 46

Analysis of Old World Maps
Charles Ginenthal

Page 52
Trisms and Planetary Iconography
Charles Raspil

Page 55
Scientists, Journalists and Editors as Suppressors (Part II)
Charles Ginenthal

Page 88

Books by the Author: George Robert Talbott

Page 107