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161. QUANTAVOLUTION: COSMIC HERETICS: Part 1: Chapter 4: A PROPER RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY [Quantavolution Website]
... . One had to be an anti-authoritarian to support him, but such were rarely to be found in physics, biology, astronomy and geology. Passive anti-authoritarians, yes, often erupting in personal eccentricity. Anthropology- but he knew little besides Freud's work on anthropology. Psychology-- again the psychoanalytic approach, not tight empirical psychology. So he got support from people who usually were just plain folks, intelligent (and therefore I say rare) readers, and a great many confused believers, or at least people who V. ... might surmise, let the claim slip out as an expression of general megalomania, but the particular claim, out of all those he might have thought of, strikes at V .'s well-established claim of predicting the high heat of Venus. There is here a hint of psychological pressure working to take for his own specifically the property of the father. V. was fixated on authority, the higher the better: he sought out acquaintances and enemies on high levels. But he did not gather intelligent up-coming young people until late in life ...
162. Puzzles of Prehistory [The Velikovskian $]
... reference, since it is highly unlikely that traumata, widespread enough to distort human behavior, would leave the behavior of animals --particularly higher animals --unaffected. Building, therefore, on mythical evidence (to be detailed and explained below) as well as on data from comparative psychology, I infer that, prior to the Pleistocene disturbances, some of the characteristics of animal behavior now regarded as from time immemorial were either rare or non-existent. Among these traumatically-induced innovations, I believe, were the following: 1. Cyclicity, such as alternations ... the more widespread cruelties of preliterate life are: adolescent initiation, ritual mutilation and head hunting. The professed purpose of initiations is to separate youngsters from childhood and from maternal dependence. The means of accomplishing this goal, however, are social isolation, physical abuse and psychological intimidation. Ritual mutilation, though it may begin in infancy and affect any part of the body from head to foot, tends to peak at initiation time and focus on the genital organs. My interpretation of initiatory mutilations and ordeals is that they recapitulate the catastrophic ...
163. Compendium [Pensee]
... - assistant professor of history and art, Moore College of Art (Philadelphia) The Lion Gate at Mycenae, a Study in Art-Historical Contradiction Dr. Lynn E. Rose-- professor of philosophy, State University of New York (Buffalo) Babylonian Observations of Venus PSYCHOLOGY-- RELIGION-- SOCIOLOGY Dr. William Mullen-- assistant professor of classics, comparative literature, and interdisciplinary general studies, University of California (Berkeley) Myth and the Science of Catastrophism. A Reading of the Pyramid Texts Dr. Sidney Willhelm- ... Dr. Richard F. Haines shortly after Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky spent a day in consultation and lecturing at the NASA Ames Research Center last August. Dr. Haines is a research scientist in the Neurosciences Branch at Ames. Much of his work has centered on man's psychological tolerance to the space environment and various visual phenomena experienced in space. The opinions given here are entirely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of NASA. An invitation to Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky was made early in June, 1972, to speak ...
164. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART VI: BIOSPHERICS: 29.Spectres [Quantavolution Website]
... : people must have been psychotic to make up and pass along stories of such events. The quantavolutionary position is that they were probably psychotic, but partially because of the nature of such events. Thus, to some extent, we become uniformitarian in respect to human psychology as we become quantavolutionary in regard to nature. An increasing number of studies of modern mankind in disaster lead us to accord greater reliability to ancient stories. A severe trauma of terror, such as the nuclear blast at Hiroshima, leaves the survivors quite catastrophized. ... define as subjective realism: first, a sympathetic and fully possible truth has to be searched for and, then, whatever is left over as "false" has to be explained in the vision of the subjects and of their immediate descendant, and finally in objective psychological and anthropological terms. A much broader range of cases may advance the argument. There is, for example, the dragon. Everyone knows what a dragon is. All do not know that it is a theophany, a divine manifestation. And that the creature ...
165. Let There Be Darkness: An Archetypal Analysis of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich [Aeon Journal $]
... Hitler's name, person, and power conjoined as one. A British author, Edward Rand, writing in 1943, missed this point completely when he discussed the subject of ancient Roman acclamations and expressed astonishment "that the Germans, with their profound studies in history and psychology, have devised nothing more elaborate than 'Heil Hitler!' [and further speculated that perhaps something more Byzantine has been developed for the Führer by this time." (54) What Rand failed to grasp and appreciate was the full import of "Heil Hitler ... human race, and his discussion of the survival of archaic themes and archetypal motifs into the twentieth century remain of paramount importance. Lynn E. Rose succinctly stated Veli-kovsky's position in the foreword to Mankind in Amnesia: "The subject that Immanuel Veli-kovsky has chosen is the psychological condition and case history of the human race. Virtually every aspect of human behavior, every pattern in human history, and every article of human belief, if examined and illuminated in the light of the thesis of this book, reveals how human thought and action ...
166. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... at Princeton University, is admirably equipped to present this thesis, and he marshals an admirable wealth of experimental and other evidence in its support. Book Two shows how the witness of history supports this thesis: and in Book Three he attempts to show how many modern psychological phenomena can be understood in terms of the thesis. Summary: Book One. In the Introduction, Jaynes surveys the various theories on the subject of consciousness which purport to explain its nature and origin. All of these theories are shown to have little validity in ... it his principal thesis. The book is divided into three Books or parts. The first is perhaps the most difficult reading but is indispensible to the understanding of the rest since it contains his main thesis regarding the working of the human mind. Jaynes, a Research Psychologist at Princeton University, is admirably equipped to present this thesis, and he marshals an admirable wealth of experimental and other evidence in its support. Book Two shows how the witness of history supports this thesis: and in Book Three he attempts to show how many ...
167. Thoth Vol. II, No. 10 June 15, 1998 [Thoth Website]
... the timeless time refer to events in the sky," but I'd remove the phrase, "not on earth," since the earth is immediately implicated if there were no discernible cosmic cycles. What imagination PERCEIVED in extraordinary cosmic events was a function both of human psychology and the full range of natural experience before, during, and after the events. Hence, there are two tiers of "terrestrial" experience that must be considered in any comprehensive explanation of myth. It is one thing to say that Saturn's rule began with ... The facts of geology need to be reassembled as ruins instead of as a record. New procedures, equipment, and experiments need to be invented. New applications-new toys-need to be engineered. The story of the past-not only mythology, but history, archeology, anthropology, psychology-needs to be reconstructed and retold. The Electric Saturn Super Model provides the big picture in which all these details can be put together. It promises to replace the determinism, fragmentation, alienation, and stasis of the traditional worldview with a connected, grounded, innovative ...
168. Velikovsky's Challenge to the Scientific Establishment [Pensee]
... normative standards, as explicitly stated goals and rules of conduct, has divorced psychiatry from precisely that reality which it has tried to describe and explain," Thomas S. Szasz maintains (14). Wolfgang Köhler, a Gestalt Psychologist, conveys the same distress for psychology and denotes the inner turmoil for such spokesmen of scientific objectivity: "Even before Behaviorism one particular class of human experiences was for a time excluded, namely, all value experiences. Values were excluded as being merely subjective phenomena which could not be accepted as sound ... from psychiatric theories of moral issues and normative standards, as explicitly stated goals and rules of conduct, has divorced psychiatry from precisely that reality which it has tried to describe and explain," Thomas S. Szasz maintains (14). Wolfgang Köhler, a Gestalt Psychologist, conveys the same distress for psychology and denotes the inner turmoil for such spokesmen of scientific objectivity: "Even before Behaviorism one particular class of human experiences was for a time excluded, namely, all value experiences. Values were excluded as being merely subjective phenomena ...
169. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 7: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF HISTORY [Quantavolution Website]
... more in the non-metaphorical mode. Natural catastrophes occurred after humanization on a grand scale and at intervals of time. These provoked and reinforced the catastrophic character of the human mind, entering, with 'unfortunate' compatibility, upon the interior and transpersonal melee of individual and collective psychology. It would be unwise to place the burden of proving the true natural catastrophes entirely upon this one book. At the least I may refer to my books of the Quantavolution Series for more theory and evidence and then to the classics and rapidly growing literature of ... the character of such disasters and shown how they would enter into the quantavolution of mankind. Second, the metaphor of catastrophism is applicable to the hominid mind as it was destroyed and the human mind composed. In this sense, the human came about as a schizophrenic psychological disaster. To sharpen the point, one can imagine that a team of scientists, knowing much more than we do now, and expert with drugs and surgical instruments and experimental environments, might convert a hominid mind into a human one. The team could then ...
170. Velikovsky, Fundamentalism and the Revised Chronology [Aeon Journal $]
... a catastrophe while others perish? Luck plays a role, of course. There's nothing like being at the right place at the right time. But those who survive physically must also survive psychologically. Under conditions of chaos, hopelessness and despair are the greatest threats to psychological survival. The Snohomish tribe fought against despair by shouting at the sky. Other tribes and nations tried (and still try) their own kinds of communication with the heavens. Sometimes a prayer or a chanting was used, sometimes human sacrifice. Rules and rituals ... , some tribes ceased to exist as social units. Why do some groups survive a catastrophe while others perish? Luck plays a role, of course. There's nothing like being at the right place at the right time. But those who survive physically must also survive psychologically. Under conditions of chaos, hopelessness and despair are the greatest threats to psychological survival. The Snohomish tribe fought against despair by shouting at the sky. Other tribes and nations tried (and still try) their own kinds of communication with the heavens. Sometimes ...
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