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91. The Polar Sun [Books]
... A fact which conventional interpretation cannot explain is that the very terms which ancient astronomers apply to the celestial pole are applied also to Saturn. Consider the image of the pole: I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality. There is no fellow in the firmament. So declared Shakespeare's Caesar. Many centuries before Shakespeare, Hipparchus spoke of "a certain star remaining ever at the same place. And this star is the pivot of the Cosmos." Among the Chinese, the pole star is the "star of the Pivot," (12) to the Polynesians it is the "Immovable One." (13) The Pawnee call it ...
92. The Age Of Man In America [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... onto hard surfaces. They concluded: " 'While conceding that had we conducted the experiment with a thousand, ten thousand, or a hundred thousand stones, a few might have fractures, we would nevertheless maintain that the chances of any showing multiple, multi-directional flaking and all with bulbs of percussion are as remote as the proverbial monkey typing Shakespeare. (Dennell, Robin, and Hurcombe, Linda; "Comment on Pedra Furada," Antiquity, 69:604 1995)." No argument by those who refuse to face the mounting evidence that man was in America earlier than 12,000 years ago is too absurd to be excluded. Like all experts, they can ...
93. The Relevance Of The Velikovsky Scenario To The Homeric Question [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... ; and the poet of the Odyssey seems to admit as much in his accounts of the various bards that he described, who were already singing about the war and the adventures of the heroes in returning home. At this rate, as Allen remarks, Homer will have been dealing with his sources in a way not unlike that in which Shakespeare dealt with Holinshed and Plutarch.16 No doubt Page is right in saying that we have no means of knowing how much the monumental poet contributed-how far the original songs that he took over were already suitable to his purposes, and whether he himself composed little or much.17Another difficulty in the way of discovering what the monumental poet composed ...
94. Velikovsky And Cultural Amnesia [Journals] [Pensee]
... G .S . elected him president and Stroke congratulated him. And when Agassiz in 1839 presented his theory of the ice ages with catastrophic explanations, it was too late; the data for catastrophism were immediately taken over by the uniformitarian Gestalt. 3) Dr. Irving Wolfe (department of English studies, University of Montreal). "Shakespeare and Velikovsky: Catastrophic Theory and the Springs of Art." Concentrating on two plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Antony and Cleopatra, Wolfe attempted to trace the Shakespearean patterns of encounters between lovers back to patterns of encounters between planets as anthropomorphized and allegorized in Greco-Roman mythology. In Midsummer Night's Dream the quarrel between Oberon and Titania is ...
95. TOWARDS A SCIENCE OF MYTHOLOGY: VELIKOVSKY'S CONTRIBUTION [Journals] [Aeon]
... end of the world, eclipses of the sun, the death of great kings, etc. (32) An especially intriguing motive identifies comets with the departing souls of great kings. (33) The imagery attending the death of Caesar is perhaps the most famous example of this ancient and widespread motive, recalled in the famous words of Shakespeare as follows: "When beggars die there are no comets seen; the Heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes." Previously unnoticed, however, is the fact that the very same imagery was associated with the planet Venus, in the Old World as well as the New! (34) One of the most pivotal events ...
96. Part III: The Legends [Ragnarok] [Books]
... But, when the fever of creation comes, the poet, the inventor, or the-philosopher can no more arrest the development of his own thoughts than the female bird, by her willpower, can stop the growth of the ova within her, or arrest the fever in the blood which forces her to incubation. The man who wrote the Shakespeare plays recognized this involuntary operation of even his own transcendent intellect, when he said: "Our poesy is a gum which oozes from whence is nourished." It came as the Arabian tree distilled its" medicinal gum"; it was the mere expression of an internal force, as much beyond his control as the production of the ...
97. Chaos and Creation [Books] [de Grazia books]
... lend support to the probability of a Thira-type explosion, with cosmic relatedness, around 1050 B.C . Yet the Thira disaster was only a minor feature of 700 years' rule by the "goddess of love." Few writers have sought to trace out the effects of Venusia to this day. Prof. Wolfe has found them in Shakespeare . Profs. Greenberg and Sizemore have found them in the traditions and practices of Judaism and Christianity ; the instructed student can find them indeed everywhere. To this day, the social institutions, religious practices, symbolism, literature, music, sexual practices, and expectations of humanity- not to mention the ...
98. The 'Unconscious' as a Literary Revolt Against Science [Books] [de Grazia books]
... for his mastery of time in all of its unconscious aberrations beneath the ticking of the "clockwork universe." Remembrance of Things Past (7 vols., 1913-7). Besides these authors, to whom distinct chapters of the intended monograph are devoted, occur other intellectual figures who are to be treated in the proposed research. They include Shakespeare, John Bunyan, John Milton, and Voltaire in Chapter I; Newton, Fontanelle, Locke and Hume in Chapter II; Hutton, Lamarck, Lyell, Cuvier, Buckland and Agassiz in IV. Boulanger, rarely mentioned, is discussed in Chapter VI; he combines scientific catastrophism (comet and flood); a theory of the ...
99. Introduction to Velikovsky [Articles]
... , but I assure you the consequences will be enormous and widespread. I leave it to Dr. De Grazia, in his talk tomorrow, to outline in detail just what is at stake in many areas of human belief if Velikovsky is accepted, but I can tell you that, in my own case, I am a specialist in Shakespeare and in drama generally, and certainly I have had my eyes opened in a totally different way since I began seriously study Dr. Velikovsky, as I hope to demonstrate in my talk on Sunday. One might almost use the terms ante-Velikovsky and post-Velikovsky - A.V . and P.V . - to describe man's opinion of ...
100. The Organization of the Solar System, Part II: A Galactic Capture Hypothesis [Journals] [Aeon]
... it is not presented as an airtight hypothesis with all of the answers. Previously, we noted that Clerk-Maxwell cited the 38th chapter of the Book of Job meaningfully when he was wondering about the energy levels of atoms and molecules. We now turn to Dr. Lichtenstein, a professor of physics at Gottingen of the last century, who cited Shakespeare, and Hamlet. Perhaps Hamlet is right that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy; but on the other hand it may be said that there are a good many things in our natural philosophy books, of which neither in heaven nor on earth may any trace be found. A really ...
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