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111. CHAOS AND CREATION: INTRODUCTION [Quantavolution Website]
... earth, air, fire and water engulfed the world. As so often happens, what interests the public coincides with what interests scientists. Impelled by an intuition that is common to both the multitude of persons and the body of scholars, the human mind today is moving into an area "where the action is". For perhaps no more exciting and important a set of problems is to be found anywhere in the realms of science and scholarship. Every discipline is implicated in the theory of ancient catastrophes- psychology, sociology, linguistics, archaeology, biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology, together with their many subdivisions down to special and new sciences, such as plasma physics, dendrochronology, and mega-vitamin therapy [1. It has something to say about "the Jupiter Effect," "the Ion Effect," and "the Bermuda Triangle," not to mention "Ancient Astronauts," and the hominids of Olduvai Gorge. Every bite of the archaeologist's spade, every oceanographer's deep coring of the sea bottom, every penetration of outer ...
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... later confirmed -that a great volcanic explosion fashioned the beautiful basin in the mountains that has since collected rainwaters. These were not the only risings and sinkings, but they were by far the major ones. Kondratov, for example, mentions that Bulgarian researchers have compiled a detailed map of underwater archaeological finds, dating from the eighth to the fifth centuries B. C., discovered along a large section of their country's Black Sea. Irish Celts were in America in this period, according to several recent studies of history, archaeology and linguistics; they were perhaps driven to explore and immigrate by a further sinking of their homeland coasts. The age of the comet-god Athena-Venus preceded these episodes of the age of the god Mars by under a thousand years. The Gulf of Mexico may have been sunk at this time, for the peoples of the Mexican Gulf Coast were not long afterwards lamenting the destruction of their previous civilization by the jaguar-god (a Venus symbol) and storm-god Hurracan, and telling of how they were taught their arts by a few people who came from ...
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... Old World always found the Americas peopled by natives... 7. While Europe was still peopled with savages, America possessed very advanced peoples living in great cities and constructing grandiose monuments. 8. At different periods, new emigrations took place toward the Old World... 10. The most ancient peoples of Europe, Africa and America were in communication. 11. The communications were facilitated by land, today disappeared. 12. The existence of this land can be demonstrated by tradition, prehistory, archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, philology, anthropology, botany, zoology, paleontology, and geology. 13. Up to now, science has not been able to determine in what corner of the globe man or his precursor made his appearance for the first time." Ameghino describes skeletal material and crania from the Canyon of Moro (North of Necochea) [13 as of a people rather over four feet tall, long-headed, prognathic, small-brained, small-toothed, and generally exhibiting bone-structures foreign to modern man. He called this group of "hominids" ...
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... most copious in geography. His words are also six in number, although others of equal importance seem to be present in his narrative. They are Oc (or Og) as in Okeanos, Kronos, Moloch, and an ancient Irish god, Oc; Hawwah, as in Aloha, Yahweh, acqua, earth; mana; ash/ az; tema, as in Thames, Tiamat, Athena; and Eber/ abar, as in Berber, Hibernia, Calabria, Abruzzi, Hebrew, Ares, Mars. Scholars of linguistics seem disinclined to undertake the risky task of reconstructing the prototype language. Whorf spoke of "the story of man's linguistic development-- of the long evolution of thousands of very different systems of discerning, selecting, organizing, and operating with relationships. Of the early stages of this evolutionary process, we know nothing." [11 We can, he said, only survey the results of this evolution as they exist today. Still, Whorf was an early enthusiast for trying to trace the original ecumenical speech. Generally, ...
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... generations of teachers, mostly 'normal' and oblivious of this simple and easy interpretation of his character and deeds. Not even James Joyce saw Ulysses in such a light when he wrote his masterpiece by that name; for his hero Bloom is a different kind of schizoid, a "wandering Jew" whose multiple roles were the products of the changes of scene within the city of Dublin and among its people (there being at least two ways of dissociating and cultivating egos-- internal movement and external). The weirdness of the linguistics of free associations found in the novel of Joyce creates a radical contrast to the language of Homer. Homer had to convey a crazy message to the ordinary man, and his language was ordinary; but the leaps and irrelevancies-- the great metaphoric stretching-- of his style can be seen as chanted liturgy, divine schizoid language, whereas the style of Joyce was ultra-modern schizoid, the liturgy of the individualistic priest of the twentieth century. When the Greeks and Turks mobilized in a crisis over the Turkish invasion of Cyprus ...
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116. Dr Immanuel Velikovsky TRIBUTES [SIS C&C Review $]
... published as soon as possible. Raymond Vaughan SENIOR EDITOR, KRONOS Velikovsky was one of the world's great creative thinkers, and he will be missed by all those who value the power of the human intellect and imagination. He lived a rich and varied life during his 84 years, in Russia, Scotland, Germany, Palestine and the United States. It is unfortunate that for so many of these years he had to endure ad hominem attacks rather than intelligent evaluation of his work. Dr Roger W. Wescott PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS, DREW UNIVERSITY (N.J) The line between literal and figurative truth has never seemed to me to be as sharp as commonly supposed. Old metaphors repeatedly lead to new insights. Having been electrified by the intellectual audacity with which Immanuel Velikovsky crossed disciplinary boundaries and having felt myself magnetically drawn to his psychohistorical concept of collective amnesia, I was hardly surprised either by his explicitly electromagnetic view of planetary interaction or by my own readiness to accept it. Velikovsky has shown us, I believe, that our terrestrial predicament is not merely ...
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117. On Comets and Kings [Aeon Journal $]
... , op cit., p. 73; See also D. Kelley, Deciphering the Maya Script (Austin, 1976), p. 150. 95. Ibid., p. 133. 96. Ibid., p. 218. 97. E. Cochrane& D. Talbott, "When Venus was a Comet," Kronos XII: 1 (Winter, 1987), pp. 14-16. 98. B. Stross, "Some Observations on T585 (Quincunx) of the Maya Script," Anthropological Linguistics 28 (1986), pp. 283-311. 99. Ibid., p. 287. Note also the appearance of the wind-jewel (ehecacozcatl) as a pendant in the Aztec iconography of Quetzalcoatl. Duran, op cit., p. 130. 100. In the Aztec funerary ritual of kings, specifically consecrated to Quetzalcoatl, the king's heart was symbolized by a turquoise colored stone. See W. Krickeberg, "Mesoamerica," in Pre-Columbian American Religions (New York, 1969), p. 52. As ...
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... possibly determinable meaning. The second is that "what the symbols mean" contains, besides other things, "the psychological effects produced by them." Thirdly, there is an "unconscious science of myth," as well as certain principles of the "conscious" science of myth that we have dug out and can apply with predictable effects. Just as the athlete, poet, orator, and composer may not know the scientific rules of their successful performances, so the myth-teller and myth-hearer will not usually understand what rules of linguistics and psychology he is applying. The most important of these unconscious rules, all of them practiced and evident in the Love Affair, are perhaps the following: 1. Make a myth of any collectively experienced event that had tragic consequences in order to give symptomatic relief to the perpetual illness. (The myth of the Love Affair exemplifies this rule.) 2. Remain steadfastly true to the event. As the consensus that perceived the event then and there defined it, so relate it. (As a result of this ...
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119. On Saturn And The Flood [Kronos $]
... body Khima as the source of the Deluge; and I have shown why Khima is to be identified with Saturn.(4) [Hindu sources also provide information which links the planet Saturn with the Deluge. This catastrophe is said to have taken place during the Satya yuga, in the reign of Satyavrata, who is usually identified as Saturn. Actually, it becomes apparent that the whole epoch named Satya yuga was the Age of Saturn as well as of the Deluge. Sir William Jones, who occupied himself mainly with comparative linguistics and with Hindu lore, expressed this very thought. He wrote that the Satya yuga meant the Saturnian Age, and that this was the Age of the Flood.(5) Also in the Mexican codices it is said that the first world age, at the end of which the Earth was destroyed by a universal deluge, and which was therefore called "the sun of water" or Atonatiuh, was presided over by Ce-acatl, or Saturn.(6) The ancient sources all point to Saturn; but how did ...
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... of political Zionism was not approved of by the orthodox establishment. But there was also a strong opposition within Russia by the cultural Zionists, who advocated Velikovsky's first and third goals-- the revival of Hebrew and the establishment of an academy-- as ways to operationalize their ideals of Hebrew national revival and moral regeneration. One of their most influential spokesmen was Ha-Shiloah editor Ahad Ha'am, who, for example, told a 1902 Minsk conference: By establishing one high school for science or art in Palestine, and one academy for linguistics and literature, we approach the goal sooner than with 100 agricultural colonies, because colonies constitute merely stones for the future structure, whereas a higher center for scientific forces and creative talents is bound to revitalize the spirit of the entire people, and to rejuvenate our entire national property. (42) Simon Velikovsky, who embraced and worked hard to realize the political and the cultural aspects of Zionism, and who dealt with many of the leading Russian figures on a personal level, never became a major force in Zionist politics. ...
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