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171. Changes in Land and Sea [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... were engulfed or isles born could have been the after-effects of the cataclysms, which for hundreds of years still agitated the distorted strata of the earth; even today they have not completely subsided. Some of these changes occurred earlier and some later, but for the most part they occurred in historical times; the memory of them survived, and the same testimony comes from all quarters of the globe. In the effort to regard the fantastic events in the sky as pure invention or flights of poetic imagination, the terrestrial changes described by Homer were also kept out of the discussion. Actually, Carl Blegen rejected Wilhelm Doerpfeld ? s identification of Troy VI with the Troy of the siege because he found that the walls and structures of Troy VI had been destroyed by an earthquake apparently oblivious of the fact that the Iliad contains a description of an earthquake at the final stage of the siege. 12 Thus Blegen became besieged by contradictions, derived from misinterpreting the Iliad and from following an erroneous chronology as well. To the confusion of the Furtwängler-Dörpfeld debate, 13 a misreading ...
172. The Lion Gate of Mycenae [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... 26.Ibid., p. 70. [Emilie Haspels in Highlands of Phrygia (Princeton, 1971) dates the Phrygian reliefs at Arslan Tash to ? the last third of the eighth century B.C., the period of the ? Phrygian City ? of Gordion ? (vol. I, p. 135; cf. vol. II, pl. 131-32). E. Akurgal, however, puts the same reliefs in the early sixth century, deriving them from Ionian, and ultimately Egyptian models Die Kust Anatoliens von Homer bis Alexander (Berlin, 1961) pp. 86-90, 95. EMS. Ramsay, ? A Study in Phrygian Art,? p. 351. [Ramsey considered the Mycenaean relief ? much more advanced in art ? though ? not necessarily later in date ? than the Phrygian Lion Tomb: ? Some Phrygian Monuments,? Journal of Hellenic Studies III (1882) p. 257. For evidence of Phrygian influence on eighth-century Greece, see R. S. Young, ? The Nomadic Impact: Gordion ? in Dark ...
173. Troy and Gordion [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... , and was therefore also too early for the Trojan War. Carl Blegen identified forty-six layers of occupation of the mound of Hissarlik, the Troy of the excavators, but divided them between the nine strata of occupation classified by Doerpfeld. Troy VI was a well-built fortress; Blegen specified eight separate levels of occupation in this stratum alone. It ended in a violent earthquake. Blegen, however, looked for a fortress that fell not due to an earthquake, but in a siege and assault; thus he identified the Troy sung by Homer as Troy VIIa. The sixth city of Troy is conventionally placed in the fourteenth-thirteenth centuries before the present era, a dating which ultimately depends on Egyptian chronology. Here an observation by Rodney Young, the excavator of the Phrygian capital Gordion, 1 needs to be cited: ? In their batter as well as their masonry construction the walls of the Phrygian Gate at Gordion find their closest parallel in the wall of the sixth city at Troy.? But a gulf of time separates these two constructions in the conventional timetable. Though ...
174. Summing Up [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... art of Scythia, the Danubian region, and Etruria of the eighth and seventh centuries? Was the great strife between Furtwaengler and Doerpfeld ever resolved? Because two timetables are applied simultaneously to the past of Greece, a clash of opinions is almost inevitable. How is it that Greece and the entire Aegean area of the Mycenaean Age suddenly became depopulated, with scarcely any traces of human activity surviving? And if such was the case, how is it that so many details of Mycenaean life, habits and armaments were well known to Homer who knew equally well the life, habits, and armaments of the eighth and seventh century, though a Dark Age of several centuries ? duration intervened? When the decipherment of the Mycenaean Linear B script, to the surprise of many Hellenist scholars proved the language to be Greek, the so-called Homeric problem did not approach a solution but, contrariwise, grew more urgent, more enigmatic, more perplexing. The historians were startled because the Minoan-Mycenaean inscriptions are ascribed by them at the latest to the twelfth century, and the earliest ...
175. Tiryns [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... the doubt concerning the identity seems unreasonable.? Additional sacred objects were found by Muller in 1926 (Tiryns III, pp. 214ff.) in a refuse pit; they were assigned dates from the mid-eighth to the mid-seventh centuries. An attempt to explain them in the light of Blegen ? s theory was made by Alin (Das Ende der mykenischen Fundstaetten p. 32). Muller, Tiryns III, pp. 207ff. [Time did not help to reconcile the divergent views. H. Lorimer, writing in 1950 (Homer and the Monuments, p. 435) admitted that at ? Tiryns the circumstances are obscure ? yet opted for Frickenhaus ? and Muller ? s conclusion. ? It appears certain,? she wrote, ? that... the megaron remained intact and uninhabited until it perished in a conflagration probably ca. 750. It is difficult to conceive what purpose it could have served through the long post-Mycenaean period if not that of continuing to house the ancient cult.? But it was against exactly such a possibility that Blegen had ...
176. The Rings of Saturn [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... . III, p. 255 and n. 4; In Cratylo 209.3f) and Porphyry (De Antro Nympharum 67.21ff.) sought a philosophical or mystical meaning in the tradition. Cf. also Clemens Alexandrinus, Homilia, VI. xiii in Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series Graeca, J .-P. Migne ed., vol. II.207f; Dio Chrysostom, Fourteenth Discourse 21ff: ? And yet the King of the Gods, the first and eldest one, is in bonds, they say, if we are to believe Hesiod and Homer and the other wise men who tell this tale about Cronus.? Cf. Hesiod, Works and Days, 169ff. Augustine, refuting those who asserted that the Jewish Sabbath was held in honor of Saturn, wrote: ? ita patres nostri longe fuerunt a Saturniacis catenis, quamvis pro tempore propheatiae sabbati vacationem observaverint.? (Contra Faustum Manichaeum XX. 13. in Migne ed., Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series Latina, Vol. XLII, p. 379). Cf. also Arnobius, Contra Gentes IV. ...
177. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART THREE: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR, CHAPTER 16 [Quantavolution Website]
... For reality is the unreality that enable people to compose their anxieties. In The Interpretation of Dreams, his admitted masterwork [1, Sigmund Freud told how dream functions to keep one asleep, and one can only stay asleep so long as the unconscious problems that bother him most are censored and reworked into a form, which, while often disgusting and disturbing upon recollection, is nevertheless better than the unconscious reality. To discover the latent wish whose fulfillment keeps one asleep is not always easy, as many a psychiatrist will attest. Homer tried his hand at it, in an astonishing scientific leap over two millennia: It is dark. Odysseus has returned to his palace. He presents himself to Penelope, his wife, in the disguise of an old beggar who has some knowledge of her husband, the long-wandering king of Ithaca. He wins her confidence. Penelope speaks to him (in disguise as an old beggar): Let me ask you to interpret a dream of mine which I shall now describe. I keep a flock of twenty geese in the ...
178. Mars Gods of the New World [Aeon Journal $]
... Mars. Such a god is the Aztec Tezcatlipoca. As has been our practice throughout this series of essays investigating the cults of the world's great war-gods, our analysis of Tezcatlipoca's cult will emphasize the comparative method. Here the epithets of the Mexican god are especially significant, it being well-known that such names frequently preserve archaic aspects of religious cult. Indeed, it was often the case that the god's worshippers themselves forgot the original significance of the epithet in question and yet remained at great pains in transmitting the sacred name nonetheless. (Homer is especially notorious in this regard.) The more specific and unusual the epithet, the more significance it should bear were a parallel to be found in the traditions of another god or planet. Tezcatlipoca At the time of the Spanish conquest, Tezcatlipoca featured prominently in the pantheons of most peoples of Central Mexico. Of him, Nicholson has remarked: "Tezcatlipoca is perhaps the most interesting and revealing of all the late pre-Hispanic central Mexican deities." (10) Of his origins, virtually nothing is known. Thus Brundage ...
179. The Birth of Monotheism [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... say that if it was not the ancient Lord who caused the deliverance from Egypt, then it was his messenger, or angel. And though Jupiter became a modest looking object in the sky when compared with Venus, it is still the stronger one. Similarly in Greece the planet Jupiter (Zeus), which looks less imposing than Venus, was recognized as the stronger deity; although in the beginning there was also a confusion as to who had battled Typhon-Pallas, the pillar of cloud Zeus or Athena already in the days of Homer the supremacy of the planet Jupiter which is able to remove all other planets, the earth included, from their orbits, was recognized fact. (29) In Palestine, like in Mexico and in other places, Venus was appeased every fifty years, the sending of a goat to Azazel, or Venus, into the desert (30) was not a sacrifice to a worshipped deity but. the removal of a threatening and vicious deity. It seems that the Day of Atonement was observed in the beginning only once in ...
180. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART ONE: SACRED SCANDAL AND DISASTER, CHAPTER 2: THE SONG OF LOVE [Quantavolution Website]
... the millennia to come. It has aspects of More's Utopia, of Campanella's City of the Sun, of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, of Hilton's Shangrila, of Skinner's Walden II, and of many another. Phaeacia means in Greek the "Shining Land". It is a new community, now in its second generation. Its people were once settled in Hypereia, probably far to the East, when they were oppressed by savage giant neighbors, "a quarrelsome people who took advantage of their greater strength to plague them", says Homer. Their first king, Nausithous, father of the present king, the divine Alcinous, "made them migrate and settled them in Scheria [probably a mythical name, like Phaeacia and Hypereia, far from the busy haunts of men." "There he laid out the walls of a new city, built them houses, put up temples to the gods, and allotted the land for cultivation." They have an abundance of food and water, and of niceties of civilization. "We run fast and we are ...
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