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191. Heretics, Dogmatists and Science's Reception of New Ideas (Part 4) [Journals] [Kronos]
... would have to face the truth about human history, and that they will not do. Clark Whelton, private communication, February 9, 1978. In most human cultures religious and scientific leaders have shared two traits: They have pretended to be the sole repository of knowledge, and they have been damn smug about it. The average citizen ... ideas. Their only objective is to distort Velikovsky's ideas, not to examine them. This is inevitable. Velikovsky's work is a devastating assault on modern science, philosophy, religion, psychology, history, the whole package. His opponents understand this very, very well. They are fighting for their lives, and livelihood. And they are ...
192. The Birth and Death of Memory [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the black shadow of the headman's block and in their seeming lightness are portrayed the tragedies of kings and queens, the corruptions of opposing political parties, and stories of fanatical religious strife that have gone to make world history. For instance, the child sings of "four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie." And "when ... felt the need to create a memory for himself; the most repulsive mutilations (castration, for example), the cruelest rites of all the religious cults (and all religions are at the deepest level systems of cruelties) - all this has its origin in the instinct that realized pain is the most powerful aid to mnemonics." [ ...
193. Suns and Planets in Neolithic Rock Art [Journals] [Aeon]
... " (11) Such scenes, coupled with the obvious prominence of the sun in ancient religion, have led scholars to assume that the solar images served some sort of religious purpose for the Stone Age artists and their communities. (12) The anomalies presented by these images have not escaped the attention of scholars. Aside from the fact ... lifetime, you will have observed that almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first presented.- A. Whitehead In science, unlike religion, the great revelations lie in the future; the coming generations are the authorities; and the pupil is greater than the master, if he has the gift to ...
194. The Uranians [Books] [de Grazia books]
... in motion' and has the idea in the Rig Veda of cosmic truth or order." The profound meaning of the word "rite" is suddenly apparent here; religious rite is aimed at rehearsing and repeating the original cosmic order so as to support and control it by physical means. I understand Varuna as the original benign and intimate ... . Now here is the enduring connection between the religious world and the factual world and it explains why quantavolution in all of its previous manifestations cannot be so far from traditional religion as evolution and uniformiarianism have always been. RELIGIOUS BEGINNINGS All new human nature came forth within a framework of time-based, terror-obsessed, and symbol-stressing behavior. Religion occurred in ...
195. Scientists, Journalists and Editors as Suppressors (Part II) [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... used the guilt-by-association tactic by claiming that "Velikovsky attempts to rescue not only religion but also astrology...." (4 ) But Sagan omitted that Velikovsky rejected religious analysis when Velikovsky wrote that "Darwin's theory represented progress as compared with the teaching of the Church....Darwin's theory of slow evolution through natural selection or ... Flandern condemns the unscientific method of discrediting through guilt by association. In this respect, Carl Sagan used the guilt-by-association tactic by claiming that "Velikovsky attempts to rescue not only religion but also astrology...." (4 ) But Sagan omitted that Velikovsky rejected religious analysis when Velikovsky wrote that "Darwin's theory represented progress as compared with ...
196. Aphrodite Urania [Journals] [Aeon]
... . If her cult is no longer as all-pervasive as it once was, it is still very much alive, having been gradually sublimated and assimilated into countless niches of modern religious experience. It is well-known, for example, that various aspects of the mother goddess' cult have been absorbed by the worship of the Virgin Mary. [1 ... are to hold together, they divide functions and attributes, i.e ., become departmental."  More profound words regarding the historical origins of Greek religion it would be difficult to find. As to the antiquity of Aphrodite's cult in ancient Greece, there is some debate. While the goddess is already securely attested in ...
197. "Nearer The Gods No Mortal May Approach". File III (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... same faith that we all once put in the comforting arms of mother and (father; they cannot let themselves conceive of any inadequacy of science, just as the deeply religious man cannot conceive of defects in his God. Today one may laugh at magic and express doubts about a Supreme Being with impunity, but it is worse than heretical ... more properly, in what is uttered by scientists. Karl Menninger, the psychiatrist, had this to say: Many put the same faith in science that others put in religion, the same faith that we all once put in the comforting arms of mother and (father; they cannot let themselves conceive of any inadequacy of science, just ...
198. Forum Part Two [Journals] [SIS Review]
... developed what was to become European enlightenment . Historically and culturally, this is by far the most crucial period of human history, since all major intellectual and religious concepts of mankind were formed or reformed during this time. Consequently, scientists have named this age of global revolution the axial period' . The coming ... BC. I am extremely doubtful that all major catastrophe traditions and rituals around the world, monotheistic movements and apocalyptic writings in Europe and Asia, that new calendars and new religions on all continents, new civilisations, new architecture and the beginning of historical consciousness among the ancient nations emerged with a delay of 1500 years. In my view, ...
199. Homo Schizo Meets God [Books] [de Grazia books]
... nay" to the general theories at stake... ** * Given so heretical an idea of man's origins and nature, we cannot expect less heresy in Deg's religious views. I think that Deg's troubles with religion and his carping at gods was because God is a Hero. Deg did not like heroes, saying "Heroes are ... even in the most rationalistic technical ages, Homo Schizo continues to rely upon the organization of his far-flung displacements for adjustment and control of himself and the world, so that religion, culture, and the arts are, if not preponderantly his road to "happiness," most useful and welcome companions of pragmatic scientific conduct. Alone or together ...
200. Venus in Ancient Myth and Language: Part Two [Journals] [Aeon]
... spells, or incantations," yet the same word is found elsewhere with the meaning of band or crown (hekau). (10) And in these earliest of religious texts, according to Mercer, the typical means of working magic was through the agency of tying knots. (11) That the same conceptions were current in early ... body played in the production of a giant band which came to envelop the ancient sun-god. The issue facing us here is how our reconstruction squares with previous studies on the religion of the Latin goddess. In one sense, of course, it is entirely incompatible with modern scholarship on the matter, based as it is upon an understanding of ...
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