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... when the king had built an idol altar upon God's altar, he slew swine upon it, and so offered a sacrifice neither according to the law, nor the Jewish religious worship in that country. He also compelled them to forsake the worship which they paid their own God, and to adore those whom he took to be gods; ... must die, though you do not fight; but believe, that besides such glorious rewards as those of the liberty of your country, of your laws, of your religion, you shall then obtain everlasting glory. Prepare yourselves, therefore, and put yourselves into such an agreeable posture, that you may be ready to fight with the ...
362. TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF MYTHOLOGY: VELIKOVSKY'S CONTRIBUTION [Journals] [Aeon]
... , Velikovsky was so disturbed by the appearance of Freud's Moses and Monotheism- the central thesis of which maintained that Moses was an Egyptian whose monotheistic religion was inspired by the religious reforms of the heretical king Akhnaton- that he felt compelled to write a book in order to set the record straight about the priority of Moses. (40) ... . By his own admission, Velikovsky was so disturbed by the appearance of Freud's Moses and Monotheism- the central thesis of which maintained that Moses was an Egyptian whose monotheistic religion was inspired by the religious reforms of the heretical king Akhnaton- that he felt compelled to write a book in order to set the record straight about the priority of ...
363. For the Benefit of the Press [Journals] [Pensee]
... ")- "it wasn't Velikovsky's theories that angered the professors so much- though they were heretical enough- as the fact that thousands of their students swallowed them with an almost religious fervor, and saw the craggy, white-haired scholar as a wronged genius." (Observer) 3. "Worlds in Collision" is tinged with mysticism.- ... no wrong. Every statement supporting Velikovsky was applauded lustily, while contrary evidence got a cooler reception.... Some observers see the Velikovsky movement as a sort of religion, complete with true believers who accept the leader as the one source of revealed truth. To Velikovsky's followers, however, the picture is simple: he is right ...
364. 'Worlds in Collision' and the Prince of Denmark [Journals] [SIS Review]
... historical or biographical nature, elicit literature's relationship to those domains. Moralist-humanist critics assess a work's moral or cultural acceptability in terms of established standards of good taste or social or religious utility. Recent politico-economic criticism is little different, merely substituting its own extrinsic optic or standard for the conventional ones, often assessing literature largely in terms of its effectiveness ... our past, our racial collective past, determines a large proportion of our present, determines the sorts of things we do as man-we make war on ourselves, we make religions, we make myths and legends. It is Dr Velikovsky's belief that one of the major impulses behind these universally recurrent natural human activities, and thus a paramount influence ...
365. Forum [Journals] [Aeon]
... their back, as part of their elaborate ceremonial costumes. The mirrors were not used for observing one's face in their reflection, but, rather, as items in the religious ceremony being performed. Since these rituals were usually held on the flat-topped pyramids and plaza buildings, the picture that formed in my mind was that any image reflected in ... Ontario, writes: Henry Zemel's article  claims that there is no collective amnesia and that suppression of information about the Solar System and planetary catastrophes was due to religion and Greek politics. It seems much more likely that the suppression of evidence concerning catastrophes was (and is) due to amnesia. Politics, religion, and many ...
366. De Profundis. File II (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... anti-theological discourse. The same question could be put to Roentgen: Does he regard the x-rays as caused by nature or created by a Supreme Intelligence? The matter of my religious feelings must not be a common domain. An astronomer of Princeton published a book on religious experience, and another book on the solar system; in the latter book ... truth whichever way the chips may fall if you care to give it. I hold that... there is no real difference of basic opinion between true science and religion. This was the only time I answered this question, posed by many inquirers. The plight of the man in prison obliged me to give him a reply, ...
367. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Two [Books]
... and from A.J .Carnoy's "Iranian Mythology" in section 15. To the Cambridge University Press for permission to quote from R.W .Williamson's, "Religious and Cosmic Beliefs of Central Polynesia", in section 10. To Arthur Probsthain (Publisher) for permission to quote from Alfred Forke's "The World Conception of the ... the Zand of the Vohuman Yast, ' professes to be a prophetical work, in which Auharmazd gives Zarathustra an account of what was to happen to the Iranian nation and religion in the future' In chapter 1, Zarathustra has a vision of a tree with four branches of different metals. These are explained to him as symbolic of four ...
368. Velikovsky and His Heroes [Journals] [SIS Review]
... biblical fundamentalist. A close examination of the literary and psychological clues in his writings shows that the personal motivations which may have helped shape his work were actually far from being religious. The great religious leaders of the Old Testament, such as Moses and Elijah hardly figure at all in Ages in Chaos and Worlds in Collision Instead, pride of ... slew the dragon of the Amalekites, those Bronze Age "Nazis" against whom even Moses had failed, and it was Saul who was cursed by Samuel, representing organized religion, a force which Velikovsky opposed in the form of the bondage of the temple ritual, and in the person of Ezra. Saul, like Ahab after him, ...
369. God's Fire: Moses and the Management of Exodus [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the Holy Mountain. II. Affection and Aggression in the Books of Moses, III. Sin, Blame, and Compulsion. FOREWORD The Judaic, Christian, and Islamic religions go back to the Exodus from Egypt of the Hebrews under the leadership of Moses. They center upon this event and upon Moses. Ernst Sellin, a distinguished German ... of a great god. Alfred de Grazia Washington Square New York City 21 June 1983 Notes (Foreword) 1. Ernst Sellin, Mose und seine Bedeutung für die Israelitisch-Jüdische Religionsgeschichte (1922). ...
370. Sandal-straps and Semiology [Books] [de Grazia books]
... other Zvi Rix, a contributor to the Review and a physician. Rix became over the years the greatest authority on that symbol of "divine life" and of many religious apparitions, the ankh, the circle resting upon crossarms and vertical stroke, thus: By virtue of intensive research, Rix had established that the ankh was not only ... Ibid., 32. 3. Cf. H.M . Westropp and C.S . Wake, Ancient Symbol Worship: Influence of the Phallic Idea in the Religions of Antiquity (London: Curzon 2nd ed., 1875); John Allegro, the Sacred Mushroom and the Cross. 4. Science (20 August, 1965 ...
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