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301. Trisms and Planetary Iconography [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... cit., "White Magic". 87. Wall painting of The Last Supper; my source is Ibid., "eleven". 88. A religious item found in a Ukranian Church. 89. The source is not recovered. 90. The source is Newall, Venetia (1971), An Egg at Easter. A Folklore Study, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, page 82. 91. The source is Cavendish, R., op. cit., "Second Coming". 92. Iceni coin from England. 93. The source is Hulme, F. E., op. cit., page 194. 94. Budge, op ...
302. Velikovsky in Shakespeare [Articles]
... we bury the memories, and then, what collective neuroses or delusions would we produce in their stead to let us cope with existence? Dr. Velikovsky has argued that, unconsciously, the result is a collective amnesia, and he has also urged that, as a byproduct of this collective amnesia, most of our religion, myth and folklore are an unconscious attempt by man to sublimate repressed unbearable fact into conscious bearable illusion. The common purpose of these illusions, he says, which are produced universally, is to describe, and thus render friendly and controllable, that which would otherwise remain unknown and therefore apparently uncontrollable, Through them, an explanation is offered for everything, ...
303. Catastrophism and the Compulsion to Meaning [Articles]
... of the complete set back to the beginning. But these difficulties are minor compared to the philosophical consequences. In reconstructing catastrophic events the most important "measuring instruments" by which we "observe" planetary movements are human accounts. Already as collected in "Worlds in Collision" they range from mathematical registrations preserved on cuneiform tablets to fragments of folklore relayed by modern anthropologists from tribes approaching extinction. The overwhelming mass of these accounts are essentially conditioned by what we call "mythical thinking". As stated earlier, it seems characteristic of this kind of thinking to charge all phenomena with spiritual meaning and to find the symbols of catastrophic experience indispensable for that purpose. If we set out ...
304. Thoth Vol IV, No 13: Aug 31, 2000 [Journals] [Thoth]
... episodic foolishness. He defeats the chaos monsters in primordial times, and he reconfigures the world. This is the most active personality in world mythology, clearly dominating the more developed chronicles and epic literature, while the more passive Universal Monarch fades into the background. The warrior-hero is the prototype of the famous tricksters and buffoons of later myth and folklore, flowering into innumerable tribal variations. Noteworthy instances of this warrior archetype would include the Egyptian Shu, Horus and Sept, Sumerian Enki, Damuzi and Ningirsu, Akkadian Ea, Ninurta and Nergal, Hindu Indra, Norse Thor, Greek Ares and Hercules, Latin Mars, Aztec Huitzilopochtli and Tezcatlipoca, North American Coyote and Raven, to ...
305. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... among the closer and more powerful stars. Worlds in Collision has indicated that mankind observed what amounts to a massive firework display on a Solar scale possibly over a period of several centuries. For example, Jupiter must have put on an impressive performance long before the birth of Venus. How else can one explain the pre-eminence of Zeus-Jupiter among the folklore and religion of the ancient worlds? People would not worship a pinpoint of light for nothing. We know that Jupiter does slightly affect radio reception. But to the best of my knowledge the ancient Egyptians did not have radio sets, although Patrick Moore must think they did! It's either that or something was amiss in the Sky at ...
306. Thoth Vol III, No. 2: Jan 31, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... brought unusual pathogens in their wake, afflicting cattle as well as man. Whether there is any truth to this conjecture is difficult to say apart from the finding of pathogens in future Mars explorations, but it is intriguing to find that the idea that meteorites could produce sickness or pestilence is surprisingly widespread. Thus, in his discussion of the folklore surrounding meteorites Frazer cites the Namaqua tribe of Africa, who "are greatly afraid of the meteor which is vulgarly called a falling star, for they consider it a sign that sickness is coming upon the cattle, and to escape it they will immediately drive them to some other parts of the country. They call out to the star ...
307. Thoth Vol I, No. 3: February 18, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... or regional ruler. He is the Hercules archetype, a figure combining knowledge and brutish strength, quick wit and episodic foolishness. He defeats the chaos monsters in primordial times, and he reconfigures the world. With a personality clearly dominating the later mythical chronicles, the warrior-hero is the prototype of the famous tricksters and buffoons of later myth and folklore, flowering into thousands of tribal variations. Egyptian Shu, Horus and Sept, Akkadian Nergal, Hindu Indra, Norse Thor, Greek Ares and Hercules, Aztec Huitzilopochtli. Also, in North America: Coyote and Raven. But countless others as well, because the warrior-hero is far and away the most active figure in the myths. ...
308. Catastrophic Theory of Mountain Uplifts (A Crustal Deformation Theory) [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... flybys, pleaded with the gods, trembled with the tremors, honored the planets with fire worship, idol worship, and cosmic themes, and in general quaked with apprehension. Astrologer-astronomers made a good living; they sat next to kings and emperors as exceptionally high caste characters who might have some influence with the planetary deities. Ancient literatures, folklores, calendars, architectural sundials, five-avenue cities with 108 idols per avenue, etc., widely attest to periodic celestial catastrophes. Example 7: Mountains on Venus Our model of Mars catastrophism has the orbit of Mars in its hot spot (perihelion) at 65 million miles, slightly inside Venusian orbit space. Mars may well have made ...
309. The Jewish Science of Immanuel Velikovsky [Books]
... , and striking familiarity." (21) ) At the same time, however, the Old Testament was not only the "history of the Hebrew people," it was also the "history of humanity"; (22) years later, when he reconstructed the history of the solar system, he sought out evidence from the folklore of other peoples to corroborate the biblical accounts of miraculous natural events. And not only was the Old Testament universalistic in its relevance, but it was also prescriptive in a very minutely moral way; because the Bible says, "Every man will sit under his own fig tree," Velikovsky felt himself obliged to extol at length an ...
310. Aphrodite Urania [Journals] [Aeon]
... , Zinacantan (Cambridge, 1969), p. 317.  N. Walls, The Goddess Anat in Ugaritic Cult (Atlanta, 1992), p. 35.  Ovid, Metamorphoses 8:1-100. The story is first related in Aeschylus, Choephoroi, 613-622.  J. Frazer, Folklore in the Old Testament (N . Y., 1988), p. 274.  Apollodorus, Library 2.4 .5-8.  H. Liddell & R. Scott, Greek-English Lexicon (N . Y., 1897), p. 827.  A. Room, Room's ...
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