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31. The Age of Reason: Some Insights [Journals] [Kronos]
... century: the irresponsible scramble for power among rulers, the increasing religious divisions, and the tension among the social classes caused by incipient capitalism. The last victories of the Renaissance view can be considered the Edict of Nantes in France (1698) and the religious and political equilibrium achieved in England by Elizabeth I (d . 1603). Shakespeare (d . 1616) is one of the last representatives of a view of life that was humane, tolerant, and skeptic. Giordano Bruno, who was burned alive in 1600, is the last of the great representatives of Renaissance science and philosophy; he was suspected both by the Protestants and by the Catholics of the Counterreformation for ...
32. Science-Fiction and Collective Amnesia: "Dragon's Egg" [Journals] [Kronos]
... Contents Science-Fiction and Collective Amnesia: "Dragon's Egg"Richard J. Jaarsma In Mankind in Amnesia, Immanuel Velikovsky suggests that writers of drama, fiction, and poetry sometimes unconsciously make explicit reference to the great natural catastrophes that, Velikovsky claims, have swept our planet in ancient historical times. He cites, as some examples, passages from Shakespeare, Byron, and Poe which describe not only the events themselves but the unbearable terror such events caused in those who were subjected to them.(1 ) Fiction, Velikovsky asserts, gives us a way of "handling", "tolerating", and "reliving" such catastrophes - safely, comfortably without mental or emotional chaos ...
33. Collective Amnesia and the Catastrophic Basis of Soap Opera (Concluded) [Journals] [Kronos]
... this way, Rabkin says, creative expression is empirical truth. Great art is not a turning away from life's problems, but a facing up to what the real problems are.(50) I agree, but with several reservations. First, when Rabkin and Bodkin speak of poetry, both refer to the works of giants such as Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Chaucer. But I think the same dicta can be applied to collective subconscious folk art like the soap opera. Ultimately, it says what Shakespeare says, but in its own way. Second, Rabkin seems to restrict poetry's insights primarily to the realm of ethical and metaphysical problems, but I ...
34. Freud and Velikovsky Part I [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... patricide as primary driving force. It was not oriented to his parents, nor anybody else he came to know after his ego had been constituted, his mind essentially formed. The nucleus of its concern and permanent attention was the phantom or body-idea of Sigmund Freud. In a word, he suffered from self-love, and could verily sing with Shakespeare: Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye And all my soul and all my every part; And for this sin there is no remedy, It is so grounded inward in my heart. (Sonnet LXII) (The identical vanity, with its attendant faith in the magic called science, can be studied in the cases of Robert ...
35. On Comets and Kings [Journals] [Aeon]
... is well-known. For many ancient skywatchers the appearance of a comet portended the end of an age or dynasty. The ancient Chinese, for example, held that "comets eliminate the old and inaugurate a new order." (9 ) Lucan, similarly, spoke of the "comet that changes kingdoms on earth." (10) Shakespeare drew upon this archetypal symbolism with great effect in Henry the Sixth: "Comets importing change of Times and States, Brandish your crystal Tresses in the skies." (11) During Graeco-Roman times, according to Barrett, it was commonly held "that the comet was inevitably the presage of some cataclysmic event." (12) ...
36. Aristotle's Tragedy: An Example of Collective Amnesia [Journals] [Kronos]
... or character flaw. Few writers of tragedy follow Aristotle's advice that the downfall should be "unmerited". This is not to say that the tragedians themselves are not drawing upon planetary or cosmic catastrophes for their subjects and for their plots. It is just that they are doing it in ways other than those ways recommended by Aristotle. Thus Shakespeare does not usually adhere to Aristotle's unsolicited advice to playwrights, but he does nevertheless use his plays as vehicles for plots, themes, and even characters that are based on interplanetary near-collisions and resulting global catastrophes; all these matters are admirably discussed by Irving Wolfe in his Shakespeare and Velikovsky: Collective Memory and the Springs of Art, parts ...
37. John Bossy, "Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair" [Journals] [Aeon]
... venerable Catherine de Medicis, queen of Henri II of France. It was the age of Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, better known as Paracelsus (1493-1541), another gifted physician who was intolerant of practitioners of his own profession and other inept colleagues: "All they can do is gaze at piss!" It was the age of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), who dramatized in allegory the dissimulation of their time, Marlowe being later murdered for his efforts. It was the age of John Calvin (1509-1564), the witch-burner and religious reformer, and of Martin Luther (1483-1546), the Church-baiting reformationist who taunted the prelates: "When ...
38. Old Testament Tales [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... clansman Jesse (17:12) had a comely, personable, pliable son in Bethlehem; but before going there on his treasonable mission Samuel quailed: "if Saul hear it he will kill me". Throughout I Samuel we find Saul believing Samuel's words were God's: he would never have acted against the prophet. But, as Shakespeare said: "Cowards die many times before their deaths". Cowardly Samuel claimed God told him to take a heifer and tell the half-truth: I am come to sacrifice to the Lord' (16:2 ). The elders of Bethlehem: trembled at his coming and said, Comest thou peaceably? ' He said: " ...
... Unscientific Reception of Velikovsky , by C.J . Ransom The Coming Cosmic Debate in the Sciences and Humanities: Revolutionary Vs. Evolutionary Primevology by Alfred De Grazia Catastrophism and the Compulsion to Meaning , by William Mullen The Intellectual Context of Velikovsky's Thought , by George Grinnell The Social Impact of Velikovsky on our Generation , by Patrick Doran Velikovsky in Shakespeare , by Irving Wolfe Preface The week-end Symposium on the work of Immanuel Velikovsky first took form in the summer of 1974. It was felt by various people associated with the Saidye Bronfman Centre that it would be of immense value to bring Dr. Velikovsky's ideas before the people of Montreal and the project of organizing the Symposium was undertaken. ...
40. Getting it Together [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... least bridging the gap. What is required is a modern equivalent of renaissance man who can both specialise and see beyond the end of his/her nose. Anomalies are pointed out in scholarship as being those data which do not fit into the general paradigms of knowledge. Examples are: quasars, water, extinctions, speciations, UFOs, Shakespeare, yetis, fire-walking, alchemy and astrology. You need to read the book to know what is anomalous about each of these. But in one way or another they are a challenge to scholarly understanding and therefore subjects for further study or at least curiosity. The 3rd chapter is perhaps the most significant for SIS readers, mentioning as ...
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