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151. The Velikovskian Upheaval: A Temporocentric Challenge [Journals] [Kronos]
... theories there is no compelling reason to reconsider our existing explanations; rather, we simply redefine our past as nonscientific in the form of myths, legends, folklore, and religious faith. This in spite of the awkwardness that, in the words of Lynn Rose (1972:31), "if historical data conflict with astronomical theories, ... the supernatural even though not always directly expressed or avowed by its more scientific proponents." The slightest reference to creation in terms of a sudden outburst raises the spectrum of religion which, in turn, revives the epic when the forbearers of scientific inquiry struggled against the religious hierarchy. For the theory of evolution, with its doctrine of uniformity ...
152. On Language, Art, And Religion. Part I Ch.4 (Peoples of the Sea) [Velikovsky]
... my august, divine father, the Lord of the gods."[3 ] The influence of the Jewish settlements in Egypt might also have left some imprint on Egyptian religious thought. Ramses III often mentioned Baal, also, and it has already been stressed that the Baal cult, formerly but little known in Egypt, became quite prominent ... From "Peoples of the Sea" © 1977 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents On Language, Art, And Religion Semitic Influence on the Language and Religion of Egypt FOR OVER two hundred years after the fall of Jerusalem there existed a Jewish colony in Egypt. The influence of the Hebrew-Syrian language, conspicuous in the sixth ...
153. The Book of Revelation is History [Books]
... : The Revelation of Saint John the Divine, or, The Apocalypse. The book belies its name-which means an Unveiling-for its puzzling contents not only seem to reveal no further religious truths, but actually tend to obscure the clear story of the Gospels and to cast many a shadow over the satisfactory statements in the Epistles. Many theologians, indeed ... careful hand of its redactor-accentuate its rank and worth. There is not only nothing like it in the Bible there is also nothing like it in the sacred literature of all religions; nay, taken as a book, there is nothing to compare with it among all the writings in the world! As apocalyptic is in a class by itself ...
154. Egyptian Influence Upon Early Israelite Literature [Journals] [Aeon]
... impact Israelite traditions and writings have had upon the development of what is commonly referred to as Western Civilization. Specifically, Christians, Jews, and Muslims presently exhibit the monotheistic religious features derived from Israelite tradition. The following will focus on the time period between the journey of Abram from southern Mesopotamia to the land of Canaan (c . 2200-1550 ...  John Bright presents a different view: "The evidence while not so full as could be wished, is nevertheless considerable. It lets us see that patriarchal religion was of a characteristic type, quite unlike the official paganisms of Mesopotamia and, a fortiori, the fertility cult of Canaan...The picture of it offered ...
155. THE ROAD TO SATURN (EXCERPTS FROM AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY) [Journals] [Aeon]
... to have really been the deified planets of the solar system. Their divine actions were merely reflections of errant orbits in a cosmic drama which man witnessed and immortalized in his religious rites, his liturgies and, finally, his sacred texts. Worlds in Collision was first published in 1950. At that time, having been raised in one of ... created shortly before the Sun. Upon questioning this inconsistency, we were told that in matters of science we were to follow the teaching of the scientists, but that in religion, honoring the words of Genesis, we were to accept the precepts of God. II It was on an evening in 1955, while I was browsing through a ...
156. New Scenarios for Solar System Evolution [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... years that cast new light in the recent past of planet Earth and consequently in the ancient history of Homo Sapiens, where the roots are to be found in mythological and religious heritage. Among the important new findings in astronomy are the discovery of the chaoticity of the planetary orbits and the presence of agents that can catastrophically interact with the Earth ... will also be considered. A non standard interpretation will be given of who were the Nephilim and the Annunaki in the biblical and sumerian records. The session on mythologies and religions presents new paradigms that explain the remarkably complex structure of ancient myths and religions, where common and recurrent elements are present. Two alternative proposals for the Atlantis legend are ...
157. The Revelation of John (Moons, Myths and Man) [Books]
... the end of the evil old Earth and the rise of a glorious new one, in Revelation, cannot boast one staunch champion to date. It has been regarded as religious fiction, as belonging to a large class of strange literature called apocalyptic, with the chief difference that it represents a rounded-off whole while most of the other examples are ... with seventy times as many. From this failure to withdraw the veil from the Apocalypse, it has been concluded that its central theme does not fall into the realm of religion at all. Moreover history is nonplussed by it, geology and geography find no reasonable approach, astronomy declares its cosmic pictures to be fancy. And even the mythologist ...
158. Morning Star* [Journals] [Aeon]
... the planets and recorded their movements. The beginning of the Pawnee ceremonial year was co-ordinated in accordance with these astronomical observations as so, also, was the timing of their religious rites. (22) Moreover, Ellenberger notwithstanding, the greater part of the Pawnee deities were identified with stars. (23) They worshipped both an evening and ... asserted by Velikovsky and pressed more recently by Cardona," (1 ) is still being challenged. This belief has been called a "big lie that drastically oversimplifies ancient religion." "According to A. B. Cook," this critic continues, "Zeus and Kronos were originally general sky gods whose nature underwent a long evolution ...
159. Part IV: Conclusions [Ragnarok] [Books]
... out of the earth, and upon which we can rely to a much greater extent. First, as to the legends: If I have correctly interpreted Job as a religious drama, founded on the fall of the Drift, then we must remember that Job describes the people overtaken by the catastrophe as a highly civilized race. They had ... agriculturist; he had invented the plow and the harrow; he had domesticated the cattle; he had discovered or developed some of the cereals.; and he possessed a religion in which incense was burned before the god or gods. The legend of Phaėtaon further indicates that man had tamed the horse and had invented wheeled vehicles. In the ...
160. The Kaaba [Journals] [Kronos]
... ye may be, turn your faces (when ye pray) toward it."(4 ) These words have been among the most effective ones ever uttered by a religious founder. It was reported in 1978 that eight hundred million Muslims, one fifth of all humanity, from all over the world, turn toward this holy place in ... the country, the Arabs continued to seek the planet's aid down into modern times.(2 ) Mohammed (also rendered Muhammad or Mahomet), founder of the great religion popularly known as Mohammedanism, but more correctly Islam (Submission), lived at the time of al-Uzza's popularity. He died in 632 A.D . As a ...
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