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41. The Velikovsky Affair [Books] [de Grazia books]
... to investigate ancient chronology, and laid down the foundations of geology and paleontology. In the age of Reformation some religious apologists argued that a distinction must be made between the creation of the universe as a whole and the creation of ... become a matter of mere curiosity to study the first writers on that subject. David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779), Part II. Only a few years ago astronomers were unanimous in dismissing as preposterous Velikovsky's contention ... Secrets of the Great Pyramid (New York, 1971). 14. In Bannkreis Babels: Panbabylonistische Konstructionen und religionsgeschichtliche Tatsachen (Munster,1910). 15. Handbuch der babylonischen Astronomie, Vol. I (Leipzig, 1915 ...
... the indulgence of the critical reader. The points which I have attempted in some degree to illustrate in the following pages, are the essential identity of some of the elementary religious conceptions of the primitive nations of the Old and New Worlds, and the similarity in their modes of expressing them, or rather the similarity in their symbolical systems, ... philosophical mind will hesitate in accepting it, without inquiring how far similar conditions, and like constitutions, mental, moral, and physical, may serve to approximate institutions, religions, and monuments to a common or cognate type. The opinions of former scholars cannot be taken as conclusive in this inquiry; for at no previous period of file ...
43. Holy Dreamtime [Books] [de Grazia books]
... was in his eighties. His long life as natural philosopher and political scientist carried him through the extensive revolutions and religious debates of the times and up to Newton and Whiston. This was the Hobbes whose view of mankind included the ... him." This comment would perhaps have made the surly Poseidon laugh for once. BURLESQUE OR RELIGION? One cannot be satisfied with these explanations: a little piece, a casual ballad, a joke at the ... gods, a sacred hymn. If it is the last, it reflects the higher personal, profound and polemical religiousity of Homer; in this sense it should be entitled: The triumph of Mediterranean religion over the foolish and sacrilegious ...
44. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the beginnings of Judaism, or during a phase of national crisis? In a talk on Cyrus the Great and religious development in the first millennium BC, Ali Rezah Saheb claimed that Zoroastrianism developed in around 630 BC [8 ] ... in existence in the late monarchy, mentioned by Jeremiah) and Jerusalem was upgraded [6 ]. The old religion became associated with abominable cult practices, high altars, stone circles, and human sacrifice. The opposition was demonised ... Periodic episodes of chaos in the natural world and an obsession with fertility and food resources are a constant feature of religio-myth around the world. This connection has already been made by Baillie  and James, a former Glasgow ...
45. On Mars and Pestilence [Journals] [Aeon]
... identification with the planet Mars as I hope to show in a future essay. 71. M. Jastrow, Religious Belief in Babylonia and Assyria (New York, 1911), p. 108. 72. E. Weiher ... the gods were identified with the planets early on is well-known, of course, being a fundamental principle of Babylonian religion. The decisive question is how far back can this conception be traced? The Babylonian practice, in turn, ... 176. Ibid., p. 175. See also the discussion in O. Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie und Religionsgeschichte Vol. 2 (New York, 1975), pp. 1237-1239. 177. H. Rose, Some ...
46. The Cosmic Double Helix [Journals] [Aeon]
... I would now be more inclined to admit that it was first of all an instrument, a weapon, a religious, or military, ensign, gradually modified by coming into contact with other figured representations, amongst which was the ... motif was common in Meso-America: "Double - headed or paired serpents are an enduring theme in Mesoamerican mythology and religion. In the Aztec language, Nahuatl, the word coatl means serpent or twin and forms part of the name ...  Ibid., p. 205.  R. Eisler, Weltenmantel und Himmelszelt; Religions-geschichtliche Untersuchungen zur Urgeschichte des antiken Weltbildes (Munich, 1910), I - II: II 431ff. [43 ...
47. Zetetic Scholar Nos. 3 & 4 April 1979 [Articles]
... the views of Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin became victorious over it in the context of an intellectual war waged with religious and political overtones.18 The earlier geologists of catastrophist views were unscientific when they mixed together geologic evidence and Biblical ... is naturalistic in operating assumptions and methods and perhaps his system should be called "secular catastrophism." Far from religion playing a motivating role, quite the opposite is the case. His studies have actually provided a naturalistic explanation for ... ideas may give to some fundamentalist religious groups. Dr. Velikovsky should not be held responsible for some of the religious-political uses of his ideas when he has clearly dissociated his views from such purposes. Even if only parts of what ...
48. The Birth of Athena [Journals] [Aeon]
... a patriarchal fiction: "The outrageous myth of the birth of Athena from the head of Zeus is but the religious representation, the emphasis, and over emphasis, of a patrilinear structure." (5 ) Harrison's interpretation was ... appearance or moved in a different orbit than its present one; evidence that planets figured prominently in ancient systems of religion; and physical evidence of recent upheavals involving the planets Venus and Jupiter (in the case of Venus, for ... of hair. 131. Pausanias 8:47:5 . See also G. Gruppe, Griechische Mythologie und Religionsgeschichte (Munich, 1975), Vol. 2, p. 1201. 132. Deut. 32:10 ...
49. The Mosaic Calendar and the Sabbath [Journals] [Aeon]
... days over and beyond the former year. It also seems appropriate to mention that this addition must post-date the highly religious activities of the priests of Ra, among the functions of whom was the study of the heavens. The Book ... to a Saturday Sabbath all over again. There is no doubt that the thesis presented above is anathema to those religions which adhere to the Saturday Sabbath as one of their basic articles of faith in the upholding of the Mosaic Law ... , it can be demonstrated that post-Exodus Egypt and Israel utilized a calendar of only 365 days, and that the religiosity of both calendars was never questioned. This year continued to be used by the Egyptian priests until the time of ...
50. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... whether their destruction was seen merely as a major example of it. Personally, I would have thought that the religious awe of the fire of the lightning bolt and the power of the volcanic eruption dated back much further than Sodom ... the layout as given in the article "Cosmogony and Cosmology (Buddhist)" in Hastings' "Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics": "The iron Mountain range, Chakravala, like the continents, rests on the golden earth ... concerned, they do not require discussion here." Hastings refers to O.Gruppe, "Griechische Mythologie und Religionsgeschiohte" (1906), a source I have not seen. d) Also on WIC p.4l V ...
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