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121. The AAAS Symposium on Velikovsky [Books]
... excerpts and adaptations from Worlds in Collision. It was so bad, in fact, that Velikovsky was forced to protest the manner in which Collier's handled his theory and the series was stopped. Could you imagine a pupil saying to his teacher that instead of reading, say Shakespeare's Macbeth, he had read a Classic Comic of it and found Shakespeare "incidentally entertaining"? The put-down and insulting nature of such a remark could hardly have gone unnoticed except by the press at the AAAS Symposium where Mulholland made this admission. Velikovsky's scenario suggests that perhaps about 10,000 years ago Jupiter fissioned, giving birth to the planet Venus from its core. Venus eventually had, late in ...
122. Night of the Gods: The Axis and the Universe-Tree [Books]
... in the midst of desert sands, and the oracle there gone to decay with the Oak" (tree?) " itself-consign these to the region of antiquated fables." The dictionaries, picking up the idea of decay, say that is "an old tree or trunk thus completely sinking the termination -ov. And the commentators (for Shakespeare does not monopolise them all) say "what this is, is not known, but it is likely that the word is a corruption of the sacred oak." Clemens clearly had in his eye a tree-oracle in an oasis, and it is more likely perhaps that the word really means the temple of the Crane-tree. But these ...
... description was not really an invention; it was derived from texts of his own time, and we find it, bodily transcribed, in Columbus' own extracts and notes, made in the years of waiting in Spain, from his favorite readings: "subtle shining secrecies, writ in the glossy margent of such bookes." [n1 Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece.]. It is still the land of Eden. A long distance by land and sea from our habitable land; it is so high that it touches the lower sphere, and the waters of the Flood never touched it .. .. The waters which descend from this very high mountain form an ...
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