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81. Introduction to Velikovsky [Articles]
... , two scientists decide that radiometric dating, such as the decay of carbon - 14, is not necessarily constant, and Dr. William Mullen , who will speak to us tomorrow, applies Velikovsky's method to Mesoamerican historical records, and offers two conclusions. The first is that recent archaeological explorations of the oldest stratum of Mesoamnerican civilization, the Olmec, have constructed a record which suggests with very satisfying chronological correspondence the events described in "Worlds in Collision". The second is that in the only perfectly preserved sacred narrative left us by any Mesoamerican people, the "Popol Vuh" or "Book of Counsel" of the Quiche Mayas, these same events are stated to be ...
82. The Catastrophic Finale of the Middle Bronze Age [Books] [de Grazia books]
... of a sunken central region of the Tyrrhenian Sea. In 1971, B.C ., Heezen and others reported in Nature magazine upon the evidence of continental crust that lies foundered beneath the Tyrrhenian Sea. Of course, the dates are impossibly divergent. Across the Atlantic, we need not believe that the mid-second millennium was peaceful. The Olmecs, as William Mullen of Princeton University reported, relying on Michael Coe, appear to have been deep in trouble, floundering in ashes, tar, and destruction. Apart from the still flimsy archaeological evidence, there exists a mythology, well introduced in the analyses of Velikovsky and Mullen, that appears to treat of this disaster. In ...
83. pc (Psycho-Ceramics) [Journals] [Kronos]
... that his ideas opened new inroads which crossed outside the paradigms of conventional thinking, and exciting in that they bridged the gaps between the disciplines. When I had first read Velikovsky's work the thought never occurred to me that he was a Jewish nationalist, until others broached the subject in their criticism. I dare say that he is also an Olmec nationalist, for he was the first to push the frontiers of that Mesoamerican culture back to the 15th century before our era and on a par with other great ancient civilizations. That Asimov equates conventional historians as being the only "real" historians shows himself on the same wavelength with Arnold Toynbee, who studiously ignores Jewish history as if ...
84. Ring Counters and Calendrical Cycles [Journals] [Horus]
... that the count repeats itself every 52 years of 365 days. This 52-year cycle, which occurred throughout Mesoamerica, is referred to as the Calendar Round by scholars. There is solid evidence for widespread use of the 260-day and 365-day cycles as early as 500 B.C ., and indications that this calendar system may have originated with the Olmecs much earlier. The day count was continued without interruption, even though the Calendar Round came up 12.6 days short of 52 solar years. (Astronomers today use a strict day count called the Julian Period, not to be confused with the Julian year.) The error continued to accumulate amounting to a full solar year every ...
85. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Geographic, March 2005, pp. 52-57) The Aleutian Islands and the nearby coast of Alaska appear to have been occupied since the end of the ice age' by hunters exploiting local salmon. One settlement from the first millennium BC probably housed 1,000 people and was in effect a hunter-gatherer town. 3,000 years ago the Olmecs appeared in Mexico. They could well have been migrating south due to climatic problems at this period. Native American tribes on the Kansasplains were interested in astronomy, with particular emphasis on the winter solstice. Animal figures dug into hillsides included a serpent with a ball in its mouth. Near Lima in Peru a large urban centre was founded ...
86. Sagan's fourth problem: Terrestrial Geology And Lunar Craters (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... periods suggested by Velikovsky are reasonable, and the legends generated during these periods correlate to those of other countries. Frank Waters is well-known for his writing about the history and myths of Native Americans and Mesoamericans. In 1975 he published Mexico Mystique, which is divided into two parts and describes the history and then the myths of the Aztecs, Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, and other groups in Mexico. In his analysis of the mythologies of these cultures, Waters reviewed the work of Velikovsky which is relevant to these areas. He concluded that although the timing of some events still creates some problems,'...Velikovsky's theory runs parallel to Mesoamerican myth in general outline. ...
87. The Third World of Science [Books] [de Grazia books]
... 1976: "I am returning from three weeks in Mexico as a guest of the government. I attended the inauguration of Jose Portillo as President, gave a paper at a special conference on the 400th anniversary of Jean Bodin's Six Books of the Republic (author of my least favorite doctrine- absolute sovereignty), and visited a number of Olmec, Maya and Aztec ruins and sites. It has been a good trip and I found a considerable interest in translating my political works and even some surprised involvement in my questions about mythology and catastrophes. I did not find the lost tribes of Israel but perhaps learned something of pre- "Atlantean" survivals. I also had a ...
88. The Opening of The Mouth Ritual - Part II [Journals] [Aeon]
... Budge, Osiris..., op. cit., Vol. I, p. 387.  K. Moss, "Maya Cosmos: A Saturnian Interpretation," AEON VI:1 (February 2001), pp. 84-85.  M. E. Miller, The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec (London, 2001), p. 73.  R.O . Faulkner, The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (Oxford, 1998), Utterance 37, p. 8. (HereafterPyramid Text references will be merely noted as: PT followed by the utterance number). See Part I of this article ...
89. The Velikovsky Affair [Books] [de Grazia books]
... ' reported W. F. Libby and Frederick Johnson in 1952 . Later this figure was still more reduced; furthermore, it refers to the advance, not the end of the retreat of the ice cover. Possibly the most clear-cut case of vindication concerns the antiquity I assigned to the Mesoamerican civilizations (Mayas, Toltecs, Olmecs). G. Kubler of Yale University wrote (1950): The Mesoamerican cosmology to which Velikovsky repeatedly appeals for proof did not originate and could not originate until about the beginning of our era. Kubler showed a discrepancy of over 1,000 years and asserted that events I ascribed to the 8th-4th centuries before the ...
90. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... the Mexicans the number of the years. This first age, which corresponds to the age of justice (Sakia Youga) of the Hindoos, was called Tlaltonatiuh, age of the Earth; it is also that of the giants (Qzocuilliexeque, or Tuimametin), for the historical traditions of every nation began by combats of giants. The Olmecs or Hulnecs, and the Xicalancs, two nations that preceded the Toltecs, and who boasted of high antiquity, pretended to have found them on arriving in the plains of Tlascala. According to the Pouranas, Bacchus, or the young Rama, gained also his first victory over Havana, king of the giants of the Island of Ceylon ...
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