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401. A PERSONAL MEMOIR [Journals] [Aeon]
... Today we refer to this cosmic energy by a number of terms: radiant energy, scalar energy, a Tachyon-Field, or an electrograviton field. While my knowledge in this area is very limited, there is no doubt in my mind that a study of scalar energy will reveal new information which will have far reaching implications for the understanding of celestial mechanics and the history of our solar system. Let me give several reasons why I believe this is so. First, it is believed, by those who study this phenomenon, that space is filled with an energy field which is extremely large (estimated by Seike to be 800 million volts/cm). The characteristics of this ...
402. The Velikovsky Affair [Books] [de Grazia books]
... that embody the evidence. We who are engaged in research are not concerned in preserving the existing framework of theories. We spend our lives searching for the wherewithal to modify and supplant them. The discovery of discordant facts is cause for rejoicing, not consternation. If Velikovsky had adduced any real evidence that compelled a revision of the laws of celestial mechanics, astronomers would have accepted the facts, and the challenge, with delight. His supporters imagine that we are shaking in our shoes. This is partly true: we are shaking, but with laughter... Our critical faculties have not been developed only by dealing with cranks, for there is plenty of loose thinking and ...
403. Shamir [Journals] [SIS Review]
... giants in the sky is apt. A lightning bolt or meteor was quite capable of splitting rocky formations and shaving lumps out of mountains; a splinter of meteoric stone or iron, as a symbol of the destructive nature of god, would have been a perfectly acceptable object to carry in the Ark, symbolising an Argos or boat traversing the celestial sea (in the sky). In legend, shamir was a wondrous possession of Solomon, legendary king of Israel. Velikovsky visualised shamir as something quite distinct. He quoted rabbis Rashi and Maimonides who apparently claimed it was a living creature - a worm. This interpretation should not be scoffed at, as in Germanic myth the worm ...
404. TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF MYTHOLOGY: VELIKOVSKY'S CONTRIBUTION [Journals] [Aeon]
... . (20) Archaeoastronomy In recent years interest in traditions surrounding the planets has experienced a resurgence due to the emergence of archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy as serious fields of research. (21) Scholars in these respective fields comb the architectural structures, sacred writings, and iconography of ancient cultures in both the New World and Old for some reference to celestial goings-on. Here, too, more than one of these researchers has stumbled across data supportive of Velikovsky's general thesis of planetary catastrophism, although the far-reaching ramifications of such discordant data are typically (mis)interpreted in a more conventional manner. For example, one leading scholar- John Carlson- has devoted a monograph to the fact that ...
405. The Calendar [Journals] [Aeon]
... assume that clever people were in control of the peasantry, so it could be assumed that they deserve the accolade of cleverness through virtue of their greater observational skills. I believe that those in charge had these skills and were well versed in most matters to do with running the control system, not the least being the ability to perform accurate celestial measurements and not to have a summer festival fall in winter. I also do not believe that they made the crass mistakes that retro-calculating experts have often claimed. Velikovsky claimed that spdt was not Sirius but, rather, the planet Venus and, by extension, that there could not have been such a scheme as a Sothic Cycle. ...
406. Forums [Journals] [SIS Review]
... I would like to add some comments. Sometimes, ancient myths and narratives describe things that seem inexplicable in terms of gravitation. I myself once believed in "electrostatic repulsion" as an answer to, unsolved problems (2 ), But there is nothing static about astrophysics. Everything is dynamic. If an electric charge is transferred to a celestial body, like the Earth, this charge will be gone almost instantaneously. The electric conductance between the ionosphere of the Earth and the surrounding plasma is almost perfect, for the simple reason that there is nothing to prevent charged particles (electrons, protons, ions) from leaving the ionosphere. It is true that the lower parts of ...
407. Thoth Vol I, No. 1: January 25, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... result was a spectacular, at times highly unified apparition in the heavens, the obsessive focus of human attention around the world. For more than 20 years, I have claimed that this fear-inspiring image once stretched across the northern sky, towering over ancient starworshippers. I termed this planetary arrangement the polar configuration because it was centered on the north celestial Pole. And I have proposed that the history of this configuration is the history of the ancient gods, recorded in the fantastic stories, pictographs and ritual reenactments of the first star worshippers. A vast field of data is therefore available to the investigator. Remarkably similar pictures of a "sun" in the sky, revealing no similarity ...
408. One Who Read And One Who Didn't. File I (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... claim that there have been changes in the structure of the solar system during historical times has implications which apparently he has not thought through; or perhaps he was unable to convey to me in our brief conversation. If in historical times there have been these changes in the structure of the solar system, in spite of the fact that our celestial mechanics has been for scores of years able to specify without question the positions and motions of the members of the planetary system for many millennia fore and aft, then the laws of Newton are false. The laws of mechanics which have worked to keep airplanes afloat, to operate the tides, to handle the myriads of problems of every ...
409. Sodom and Gomorrah [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... was exceedingly hot, for He had bored a hole in hell, so that its heat might reach as far as the earth..." (7 ) It is presumed that the destruction of the cities would have been ascribed to a terrestrial upheaval such as an earthquake, or volcanic action, with no recourse being made to a celestial agent unless that was actually the case. What then was that agent, and what was the nature of the fire? Without citing his evidence, Velikovsky has suggested that Jupiter was once a much closer neighbour than it is at present. This was not a passive neighbour, but active to the point of being the progenitor of a ...
410. Thales: The First Astronomer [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... of this problem in interpreting human development, namely, the Axial Age period of cultural reconfiguration from Greece to China. What is called for at this point, by ceno-catastrophism in general, and Heinsohnian downdating in particular, is a rethinking of Thales' place in the midst of the rapid cultural reconfigurations of the first few generations after the last celestial instabilities. This is a period in which innovation on all fronts is occurring, not by the slow increments which the uniformitarian paradigm is predisposed to assume, but rather in a creative explosion brought about by changes in the environment larger than the reigning wisdom of even the last few decades has been prepared to contemplate. What, then, ...
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