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91. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 6: SCHIZOID INSTITUTIONS [Quantavolution Website]
... will accept as myth or as a work of art. When Gustav Mahler composed the "Song of the Earth," he was a neurotic who was contemplating suicide, but meanwhile he was also communicating to his audience, the society, a message in a modified 'modernized' language that they would grasp on the brink of their own madness. His song, his neurosis, his suicidal intents-- these were all himself trying to cope with his depersonalization; but the audience would say, 'somewhat mad, but sublime.' Shakespeare has joined together the transacting elements in a few lines of A Midsummer Night's Dream: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman; the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt: The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven ...
92. The Organization of the Solar System, Part II: A Galactic Capture Hypothesis [Aeon Journal $]
... issue of acquisition of or stripping off of satellite systems for the planets has been partially addressed. This model is presented as a fruitful one, in harmony with Newtonian and relativistic mechanics, but it is not presented as an airtight hypothesis with all of the answers. Previously, we noted that Clerk-Maxwell cited the 38th chapter of the Book of Job meaningfully when he was wondering about the energy levels of atoms and molecules. We now turn to Dr. Lichtenstein, a professor of physics at Gottingen of the last century, who cited Shakespeare, and Hamlet. Perhaps Hamlet is right that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy; but on the other hand it may be said that there are a good many things in our natural philosophy books, of which neither in heaven nor on earth may any trace be found. A really good theory on the origin of the solar system should have a batting average of over .900 in its handling of the various details involved. Our own assessment is that, in this essay, ...
93. Chapter 5: COPING WITH FEAR [Quantavolution Website]
... of the world or of one world. "Better a terrible end than an endless terror," said the Nazi slogan. Again, it is a replay of the primeval times of disaster, a carrying out of the will of the indignant or new god. Political force represents phylogenetically the force that overturns the earth; therefore, necessarily often, political force is adored, is not to be restrained, and when abused, remains still genealogically right. There are many analogies in the human mind between natural and political violence; Shakespeare, as Irving Wolfe demonstrates, interchanges social, personal and nature's language in a shower of metaphors. Holocausts are demanded. "The beast within us" is called forth. But, of course, it is not a beast; no beast acts so; it is the human within us that is called out. A common phrase in writings about repulsive practices is "Even as late as..," as if mankind had been on an upward track of moral conduct. "Even as late as the Roman Empire ...
94. Solomon and Sheba [SIS C&C Review $]
... the smaller 11th Dynasty temple nearby. Baikie [66 admitted that the 11th Dynasty temple would have offered Senenmut 'the suggestion of how it would be best to treat such a site...' but was adamant that Hatshepsut's temple was no slavish imitation of the older building. Senenmut'... appreciated a good suggestion when he saw it- all the more credit to him for his commonsense; but to say that he must therefore be denied any credit for originality is to set up a canon of criticism which would deprive Shakespeare of the credit for the creation of Hamlet, and Donatello of that for the creation of the Gattamelata statue. Having got his suggestion, he proceeded to glorify it, until he had produced a building which is infinitely superior... to that of the earlier architect'. Baikie regarded the 11th Dynasty effort as 'stumpy and sawn-off looking compared with the grace of the successive terraces, the long ramps and the graceful colonnades of the XVIIIth Dynasty artist'. Senenmut's Tomb Complex At about the same time Hatshepsut also ordered a ...
95. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART THREE: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR, CHAPTER 14 [Quantavolution Website]
... ' effort, possibly heuristic only, to place the authorship of the Odyssey in the hands of a daughter of Odysseus, named Nausicaa! The opinion of the present study is that Homer was unique. This is maintained not so as to ride free on the wagon of the traditionalists but because of what has already been said in this section and in this book. Homer was a trained Greek bard living in the seventh century in Asia Minor. The skies were settled and society was coming out of a century of shocks. Like Shakespeare, not only could he act but he could also invent poetry. His age was not like ours, an age of personalized authorship and copyrights. His inheritance of poetry was both his and non-his; it mattered little. Homer was alert to the future. Thus he succeeded well in binding up the past. Moreover, he witnessed the new alphabetization of Greek [14. Excitedly he seized upon its practice and went to work. Like an editor of today, he brought into the shop what he regarded as the most ...
96. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART THREE: WORKING OF THE MIND: CHAPTER NINETEEN: THE 'UNCONSCIOUS' AS A LITERARY REVOLT AGAINST SCIENCE* [Quantavolution Website]
... You Think You Are (1918); Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921); Naked (1924); Tonight we Improvise (1930). Marcel Proust (1867-1922) for his mastery of time in all of its unconscious aberrations beneath the ticking of the "clockwork universe." Remembrance of Things Past (7 vols., 1913-7). Besides these authors, to whom distinct chapters of the intended monograph are devoted, occur other intellectual figures who are to be treated in the proposed research. They include Shakespeare, John Bunyan, John Milton, and Voltaire in Chapter I; Newton, Fontanelle, Locke and Hume in Chapter II; Hutton, Lamarck, Lyell, Cuvier, Buckland and Agassiz in IV. Boulanger, rarely mentioned, is discussed in Chapter VI; he combines scientific catastrophism (comet and flood); a theory of the origins of religion in real-world fear; a theory of collective amnesia; and the use of the myth from suppressed traumas- all in an unprecedented manner. For some time now (one may ...
97. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART FIVE: COMMUNICATING A SCIENTIFIC MODEL: CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: SYLLABI FOR QUANTAVOLUTION [Quantavolution Website]
... Ostracism and reductionism: cranks, denial, and anomalies. 15. Recent scientific literature (1970 to 1982) on extraterrestrial influences upon meteorology and geology. VII. THE CRUX OF CHRONOLOGY: 10 4, 10 6, 2 X 10 7, 10 9 or 5 x 10 9 YEARS? MODES AND TECHNIQUES OF TIME-DETERMINATION. 16. Authoritative 17. Astrophysical 18. Biostratigraphical 19. Radiochronometric VIII. CATASTROPHISM IN LITERATURE AND POLITICS 20. The Pentateuch, the Rig-Veda and early western epics (Homer, the Edda) 21. Shakespeare 22. Modern Forms A. Science fiction B. The mass media 23. The Holocausts: the tendency of ancient collective traumatic experiences to repeat themselves in politics and war. IX. THE HUMAN MIND TODAY: CONFRONTING AND COPING WITH CATASTROPHIC IDEAS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY 24. The reception system of science A. Problems of natural science models clashing with unconforming natural history B. Evolution of Quantavolution: issues in the biological sciences 25. Developing forms of thought A. Catastrophism in contemporary religion B. Psychological therapy and the catastrophic ...
98. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART FIVE: COMMUNICATING A SCIENTIFIC MODEL: CHAPTER TWENY-NINE: I.Q.: A UNIVERSITY PROGRAM <a href="#burning_of_troy_P5_29_1" name="burning_of_troy_P5_29_1_">  </a> DEFINITION OF A FIELD [Quantavolution Website]
... Catastrophic Origins of Human Nature. Evolutional and quantavolutional possibilities in the rise of mankind; effects of primeval experiences upon human nature, culture and modern man: Jung, Freud and racial memories. Q6. The Bible and the Catastrophic Record. A review of ancient traditions of Exodus and the Books of Moses; influences of disasters upon Judaic-Christian-Muslim thought and practice. Q7. Catastrophism in Literature: From the Vedas to Joyce. The Hindu, Biblical (Psalms. Job, etc.), Homeric writings reinterpreted. Hesiod, Ovid, Shakespeare et al. Q8. Catastrophes. Science Fiction and the Arts. Ancient art, modern and therapeutic art; science fiction and catastrophe; catastrophe in films and documentaries. Q9. The Mythology of Disaster: How myth and legend obscure while they discuss natural disasters and cultural consequences; the great bodies of myth analyzed, compared. Q10. The Ancient Electricians. Study of ancient evidence before the present era of heavy atmospheric and earth electrification in especially the Mosaic period, the Vedas, and the Greek mysteries. Q11. The ...
99. My Challenge to Conventional Views in Science [Kronos $]
... , that became not just a law, but a principle that grew to a statute of faith in the natural sciences, as if the reasoning that what we do not observe in our time could not have happened in the past can in any measure claim to be philosophically or scientifically true. Obviously, a motive is at play that makes appear as scientific principle what is but wishful thinking. For over a century after Copernicus man did not wish to believe that he lives on an Earth that travels, and Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare were not persuaded by that firebrand, Giordano Bruno, of the truth of the Copernican doctrine. Even much less man wishes to face the fact that he travels on a rock in space on a path that proved to be accident-prone. The victory of Darwin's evolution by natural selection over a six-day creation less than six thousand years ago made it appear that evolution, the only instrument of which is competition, is the ultimate truth. But by competition for survival or for means of existence, never could such different forms as man ...
100. Towards a Science of Mythology: Velikovsky's Contribution [Aeon Journal $]
... ancient mythology surrounding the planet Venus overlaps to a remarkable extent with that associated with comets. It is well-known, for example, that from time immemorial comets were associated with such motives as the end of the world, eclipses of the sun, the death of great kings, etc. (32) An especially intriguing motive identifies comets with the departing souls of great kings. (33) The imagery attending the death of Caesar is perhaps the most famous example of this ancient and widespread motive, recalled in the famous words of Shakespeare as follows: "When beggars die there are no comets seen; the Heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes." Previously unnoticed, however, is the fact that the very same imagery was associated with the planet Venus, in the Old World as well as the New! (34) One of the most pivotal events in the sacred history of ancient Mexico, for example, recalled the cataclysmic occasion upon which the fiery soul of the ancient sun-god (Quetzalcoatl) departed and became the planet Venus! The Mesoamerican ...
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