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81. Precursors [Kronos $]
... and it went far beyond the ideas of these authors. The first of them is William Whiston (1667-1752), professor at Cambridge, who succeeded Newton there. Newton chose him as his successor but later opposed his being admitted as a member of the Royal Society of which Newton was the first president. In 1696 Whiston wrote a book, A New Theory of the Earth from its Origin to the Consumption of All Things, in which he tried to prove that the Earth had contacted a comet which was the cause of the Deluge. He did not explain how a comet could cause a flood, and apparently ascribed this to the displacement of the seas. The idea that the Deluge was caused by a comet was not his: it is mentioned in the Talmud and used by Rashi (Rabbi Isaac ben Solomon), a Mediaeval rabbinical author often quoted by Christian authors during the Renaissance.(10) A mention of the presence of a comet in the sky during the Deluge, though not described as its cause, is found also in the works ...
82. The Rise of Blood Sacrifice [Aeon Journal $]
... it is generally accepted that priest-kings and "temples had the role of catalysts in the formation of cities," (28) the causes of these cult places are described "as various and highly contingent," (29) but not yet sufficiently intelligible. So much for modern researchers! What about the people who lived when civilization, i.e. the Bronze Age with blood sacrifice and its staff of priestly royalty began? They do not leave us uninformed. The earliest extant text on the subject known from Mesopotamia, "The Deluge," relates the emergence of cult-centres to some disaster that had struck the earth: "My mankind, in its destruction I will... I will return the people to their settlements After the... of kingship had been lowered from heaven, After the exalted tiara and the throne of kingship had been lowered from heaven, He perfected the rites and the exalted divine laws... Founded the five cities in... pure places, Called their names, apportioned them as cult centres." ( ...
83. Kadmos: The Primeval King [Kronos $]
... another example of this motif.(44) With the fall of these primeval figures is associated the collapse of a Golden Age and/or a great celestial kingdom. As the Edda states with regard to the fall of Baldur: "This was the greatest misfortune ever to befall gods and men."(45) A classic example of the collapse of the primordial kingdom is that of the mysterious disappearance of Atlantis as related by Plato. It is my opinion that the swallowing up of Tantalus?primeval city-kingdom during a great deluge should be seen as a parallel to the Atlantis legend, as should the watery disappearance of Kekrops' city of Athenae.* [* In a future essay I hope to discuss the fall of Saturn's celestial city, a city represented in Egyptian hieroglyphics as the band of the Aten [* !* Image from whence, most probably, derive both "Athena" and "Athenae".The number of primeval kings associated with a cataclysmic deluge is truly amazing. To Kekrops and Tantalus should be added the names of Menes ...
84. Precursors [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... and it went far beyond the ideas of these authors. The first of them is William Whiston (1667-1752), professor at Cambridge, who succeeded Newton there. Newton chose him as his successor but later opposed his being admitted as a member of the Royal Society of which Newton was the first president. In 1696 Whiston wrote a book, A New Theory of the Earth from its Original to the Consumption of All Things, in which he tried to prove that the Earth had contacted a comet which was the cause of the Deluge. He did not explain how a comet could cause a flood, and apparently ascribed this to the displacement of the seas. The idea that the Deluge was caused by a comet was not his: it is mentioned in the Talmud and used by Rashi (Rabbi Isaac ben Solomon), a Mediaeval rabbinical author often quoted by Christian authors during the Renaissance. (10) A mention of the presence of a comet in the sky during the Deluge, though not described as its cause, is found also in the works ...
85. The Great Terror [Kronos $]
... the sky,... a primeval chaos bombarded by flying hot stones, the roaring of the cleft earth, and the loud hissing of tornadoes of cinders."(3) Nevertheless, the human mind is all too inclined to evade troublesome and fearful memories. Plato was already aware of this psychological problem when he states in the Laws (III) that "at any rate they seem to have been strangely forgetful of the catastrophe"; or when he narrates through the mouth of another that "you remember but one deluge, though many had occurred previously (Timaeus 23B)." A modern author and professor of history, Frank E. Manuel, also indicates that man is not yet cured from the traumatic experiences of yore. Quoting Count Buffon, Manuel recounts the calamitous suffering of early man-"... the sight of the combats of Earth and Sky, the source for the myth of the Titans and their assaults against the gods; the belief in the real existence of a malevolent Being, the fear and the superstition which ...
86. Imaginary and Expected Catastrophes: Apocalyptic Desire and Scientific Prognosis [SIS C&C Review $]
... preaching. In mainstream scholarship and theology these catastrophes are no longer understood as real events of the past merely projected into the future. On the contrary, the apocalyptic threats of erratic celestial bodies and global cataclysms are considered as godly revelations dealing exclusively with monstrous events supposed to trigger Judgment Day. In fact, this has not always been the case. In a book published nearly 230 years ago, the reader is told: 'We have seen so far that all the major festivals and mystery plays of antiquity follow the model of the Deluge and the great revolutions of the terrestrial crust'. [1 Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger [2 (1722-1759), who left us this statement, was a geologist, sociologist and civil engineer [3. For Diderot's Encyclopaedie he wrote the entries Déluge, Corvée and Société. The evolutionist dogma of an extremely slow, peaceful and uniformitarian development of cosmos and earth was still something for the future though no longer entirely absent from the scientific community [4. The devastating impact of Charles Lyell [5 had not yet been felt. Students ...
87. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [SIS C&C Review $]
... the water contained within it would have been released and from this ancient man should have deduced that the column did contain a reservoir of water. Does the mytho-historical record meet this demand? We have already seen that among the Australian Aborigines the great python is the most impressive representative of the polar column. It is therefore significant that this python is not only believed to tower up to the level of the clouds but that he also 'brings about rain and flood' [125. The Efe pygmies of the Ituri forest tell of a deluge of water which gushed forth as a mighty river when their version of the Cosmic Tree, which was the polar column, was felled [126. Similarly, the Arawak Indians of the Guinas tell of a wondrous tree which Sigu cut down. From its stump, water gushed out in such quantity as to cause a deluge [127. This tale is also found among the traditions of the Cuna, who tell of their mischief-maker, the Tapir, chopping down the Saltwater Tree from which salt water gushed out to form the ...
88. 'Worlds in Collision' After Heinsohn [SIS C&C Review $]
... canon whose two parts are the conventional Egyptian chronology and Velikovsky's revised one, whereas reading Heinsohn's works is like listening to a four-part fugue in which the dialogue between conventional and revised chronology goes on in each of the four parts. Velikovsky's planetary scenario The summary of Saturn and the Flood and Jupiter of the Thunderbolt presented in four pages of Mankind in Amnesia [14 is typical in its preference for Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Hebrew and Greco-Roman sources, even though no effort is made to assign dates to these pre-Venus events. Velikovsky associates the Deluge with a nova of Saturn which unleashed water over the entire Solar System; when the planet was next seen, after a period of invisibility, it had rings. In the aftermath 'Jupiter collected much of the dispersed material and, rotating ever more swiftly, underwent fission'. The Deluge event itself he finds stripped of planetary associations in Genesis but associated with planetary figures in the Egyptian Osiris, the Babylonian Tammuz and the Greek Cronos [15. He associates the appearance of Saturn in rings during a period of Jovian dominance of ...
89. Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism and Evolution [SIS C&C Review $]
... 8: p. 54. This is well illustrated by the interpretation of evidence concerning a possible universal flood. Evidence of Noah's Flood? Early in his career, Buckland regarded a widespread layer of loam and gravel as the product of Noah's flood. He was concerned that there were no traces of ante-diluvian humans and the immense depths of deposits beneath the loam and gravel layer suggested that the Earth must be very old, with Creation taking far longer than the six days mentioned in the Bible, but nevertheless the evidence for the universal deluge seemed clear enough. Fossils found in mud deposits in caves in Kirkdale, Yorkshire, and throughout Europe must have been of animals trapped by the rising flood water [3: p. 120; 8: pp. 42-43; 11: pp. 114-125. During his inauguration as Reader at Oxford in 1819, Buckland argued: 'The grand fact of an universal deluge at no very remote period is proved on grounds so decisive and incontrovertible, that had we never heard of such an event from Scripture or any other authority, ...
90. On the Circularization of the Orbit of Venus [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 2 (Winter 1982) Home¦ Issue Contents On the Circularization of the Orbit of Venus Ragnar Forshufvud ABSTRACT After the Saturn nova outburst that caused the Deluge, a flat cloud of hydrogen gas would have been rotating around the Sun. The aerodynamic drag caused by the hydrogen gas may have changed the orbit of Venus substantially in a period of a few hundred years. This is demonstrated by numerical calculations, using a theoretical model for the gas cloud. The effects of the gas on electric and magnetic fields in space are also discussed. Velikovsky's reconstruction of ancient astronomical events requires that the orbit of Venus, originally elliptic like that of a comet of the Jovian family, became circular in a period of a few thousand years. Most astronomers refuse to believe that such a thing is possible. For a bibliography of works dealing with the problem (1977 and older), see Ref. 1. A more recent contribution to the discussion was written by Sherrerd.(2) The problem of orbit circularization does not ...
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