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121. Letters [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , When polar suns burnt up the golden grain, And sudden thaws inundate every plain. ' All very Velikovskian! The remaining 250 pages of notes and explanations attempt to justify the assertions expressed in the verse section. They are almost impossible to read, since every argument depends on false identifications made by way of bad logic and ludicrously fanciful etymology. A couple of (linked) examples will serve to demonstrate The Titans were called the children of the sun [. .. ] In April and May, when the Nile was nearly dry, a number of hands were employed to clear out the mud and arrange the order of the canals [. .. ] These Nile-scourers ...
122. Ras Shamra (Ages in Chaos) [Velikovsky]
... "to tear asunder," used there and in Psalms (136:13) is the same (gzr). The conclusion drawn from the similarity was this: long before the Exodus and the passage through the Red Sea, the Canaanites of Palestine knew this myth.39 The language of the poems of Ras Shamra is, in etymology and syntax, "surprisingly akin"40 to the language, etymology, and syntax of the Scriptures, and the characteristic dual and plural forms, both masculine and feminine, are cited as examples. The meter of the poems, the division into feet of three syllables or three words, and the balancing of the theme (parallelism ...
... them. Aristotle was to change it to the crystalline heavenly "matter" that he needed for his system, but it remained for him a "fifth essence." There has thus been twice repeated the original "hull," the frame that has been sought. What happened, and was noted in chapter VII, was that the etymology of Sampo was discovered to be in the Sanskrit skambha. The abstract idea of a simple earth axis, so natural today, was by no means so logical to the ancients, who always thought of the whole machinery of heaven moving around the earth, stable at the center. One line always implied many others in a structure. ...
124. The Ark in Action [Books] [de Grazia books]
... and in the present case sacrally with the Philistines and the Jews. In Chapter VI we shall trace and assign the name "Moses" to the Egyptian word for "child." Could it also be the Egyptian word for "a little being"? For a "mouse"? Probably not; we are fairly certain of our etymology. However, this is not to say that a mouse in the age after Moses might not have acquired from Moses the root of his name, especially since electricity seems to have been connected over some centuries with both Moses and Mice. Words often derive from the names of famous practitioners of what they refer to. An electric figure ...
125. The Cosmic Mountain [Books]
... Sumerian dragon in the cosmic sea was the Kur, playing a prominent role in the creation myth, but kur also possessed the meaning "mountain;" indeed, "the sign used for it is actually a pictograph representing a mountain." (250) The Greek Boreas is the primeval serpent raised from the waters of Chaos, but etymologists connect the serpent-god's name with a primitive bora, "mountain". "Among primitive peoples," writes Suhr, "there are signs of the column in the form of a python or dragon riding from the level of the earth to the clouds." (251) Suhr notes several Chinese paintings "in which a dragon is ...
... the beginning of things is asserted. The circle speaks. A brief survey of this field will help us understand how celestial "words" fell to the use of man. The scholars translate the Greek word, archas, "the beginning", and yet our arch finds indubitable lodgment in the same root, and without undue effort the etymologist finds there, in fact, the origin of a host of kindred words like the prefixes of such words as arch-angel, arch-demon, and the like, and meaning "chief" in the sense of foremost or first. Also related are our words arc, Arctic, and the names Arcadia, Arcas, Arctos (In the last ...
127. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... that I was afterwards forever looking for evidence of key words in place names, i.e ., Oxford became Ocs/Ogs-ford, and Uxbridge and Oxsted (neighbour of Godstone) likewise. Harmless and amusing as this may be, it does on occasion border on the ridiculous especially as many place names appear to possess perfectly reasonable non-keyword etymologies, especially the Oc/Og names in former Gaelic-speaking areas such as Ireland and western Scotland. I wonder if, instead of worldwide migrations (in spite of C. H. Hapgood's Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings) Cohane has chanced upon a series of common sounds in diverse languages common to human speech in general. In addition ...
128. IN THE BEGINNING [Books]
... my books, Moons, Myths, and Man, and The Book of Revelation is History. Note 3 - Compare my tentative remarks about a race or species memory, in Moons, Myths, and Man, p. 55. Note 4 - The cardinal witness for this contention is the Hebrew word for created' bard. Its strict etymological meaning is to cut out and thus get into shape'. It thus pre-supposes, or postulates, the use of pre-existing' material. Note 5 - In the Book of the Secrets of Enoch the story of the great cataclysm, from the beginning of the disintegration of the satellite to the emergence out of the flowing off girdle-tide of ...
129. The Relevance Of The Velikovsky Scenario To The Homeric Question [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... the other, almost embarrassingly restricted. Someone might ask why one should, for a moment, take seriously the crazy view that there was no Dark Age; but rather several decades of confusion, stampede of populations, and coming to terms with appalling disasters -in a sense of the word `disaster', which is directly derived from its etymology. There is no space to go into these matters at length here; but readers may care to attend to the many anomalies to which the conventional chronology gives rise, and the manner in which it was arrived at over a century ago by hazardous hypotheses incontinently erected on top of one another, with the result clutched at like a ...
130. The Father of the Gods? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... was of far greater mass (5 ), and was disrupted. The mythological material in the Pyramid Texts supports this interpretation. Osiris (identified by Velikovsky as Saturn) in its earlier period, corresponding to the "Golden Age", was Atum, ". .. alone in the primeval watery abyss" (6 ). The etymology of the Egyptian Atum suggests an indivisible unity (7 ), and it would appear to be related to the later Greek term "atom", which since Dalton, has been adopted in our currency of speech. But the Egyptian Atum (presumed pre-Flood Saturn) was of enormous dominating size in the sky (8 ). It ...
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