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51. The Role of Collective Amnesia in Retarding the Acceptance of Correct Ideas in Science [Kronos $]
... our Sun, encircled by planets, and some of these he believed were populated by intelligent beings. "You are perchance more afraid to pronounce your judgement", Bruno said at the last hearing of the tribunal, "than I am to hear it." On February 17, 1600, from the pile of faggots kindled in Campo dei Fiori in Rome, he was sent to the Inferno by the Inquisition. These were no longer the dark Middle Ages. It was an illustrious time. The same year, 1600, Shakespeare wrote his Hamlet; Bacon had published his Essays in 1597; and both of them remained steadfast adherents of the Ptolemaic, geocentric system of the world, almost one hundred years after Copernicus. Bruno had spent his time and zeal in England, having made only one convert- William Gilbert, who published his great opus, De Magnete, in the same 1600. But when I said that Bruno was despised and pursued by both the Church and by scientists, I had in my mind that Galileo, whose later (1633 ...
52. The Age of Reason: Some Insights [Kronos $]
... Home¦ Issue Contents The Age of Reason: Some Insights Livio C. Stecchini Copyright (c) 1985 by Dorothea Stecchini Renaissance approaches had proved unable to cope with the problems of the seventeenth 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 holding a vitalistic and pantheistic philosophy, in the frame of which he preached the infinity of the universe and the possibility of the existence of numerous inhabited worlds. Political chaos increased in the first ...
53. Additional Symposia [Pensee]
... "Catastrophism and Uniformity-A Probe into the Origins of the 1832 Gestalt Shift in Western Science," Dr. George Grinnell (Department of History, McMaster University) "Catastrophic Themes and Psychotic Delusions," J. MacGregor (Lecturer, Art and Psychiatry, Ontario College of Art) "Chronological Implications of Velikovsky," Dr. D. W. Mueller (Department of History, University of Lethbridge) "Egyptian and Mesoamerican Sources of Myth," Dr. William Mullen (Hodder Fellow in the Humanities, Princeton University) "Shakespeare and Velikovsky: Catastrophic Theory and the Springs of Art," Dr. Irving Wolfe (Department of English, University of Montreal) "Cultural Amnesia," Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky Duquesne History Forum: "Velikovsky's Reconstruction of Ancient History" October 30, 1974, Howard Johnson Motor Lodge, Chatham Center, Pittsburgh Coordinator: Prof. Emanuel Levine, Department of History, Rider College, Trenton, New Jersey "Velikovsky and the Biblical Record: The Methodological Dilemma," Dr. Ellis Rivkin (Adolph Ochs Professor of Hebrew ...
54. Horizons [SIS C&C Review $]
... records of Sargon II.KRONOS V:4 begins with a fascinating study by R. J. JAARSMA and E. L. ODENWALD of "The Contemporary Foundations of Shakespeare's Cataclysmic Imagery". While the authors do not bring any conclusions directly to bear on the Velikovsky theses, the implications of their study for the work of DR IRVING WOLFE on a "deep memory" source for this catastrophic imagery will surely be dealt with in the forthcoming second part of the paper. The authors provide a wealth of evidence to suggest that Shakespeare [and, incidentally, the translators of the King James Bible! lived in a period of extraordinarily severe visitations of storms and floods, famines and plagues, and that his contemporaries were much preoccupied with portentous natural phenomena- which might offer a more direct source of inspiration than that suggested by Wolfe in both SISR and KRONOS. "The Ocean" is a section from VELIKOVSKY'S The Test of Time, in which the testimony of the sea-beds is invoked as further evidence of recent global catastrophes. Here, a little updating with ...
55. Horizons [SIS C&C Review $]
... 22.00 (airmail only). Two further issues of Kronos have been published, containing a number of valuable articles and documents. VI:1 includes William Mullen's "Catastrophism and the Compulsion to Meaning", reprinted from the Saidye Bronfman symposium "From Past to Prophecy" (1975); the conclusion of Jaarsma and Odenwald's paper on the effect of climate on Elizabethan and Jacobean literature, "Nor Heaven Nor Earth Have Been at Peace: The Contemporary Foundations of Shakespeare's Cataclysmic Imagery"; and a further piece from Irving Wolfe on Shakespeare, "'The Seasons Alter': Catastrophism in a Midsummer Night's Dream". A short and highly interesting article from Dr Velikovsky's own pen, "Shamir", argues that radioactive materials such as radium or uranium were known to the ancient Hebrews. A special supplement brings together some reprinted articles and short comments from Kronos staff on the problems of Sothic dating, the main focus being Richard A. Parker's "The Sothic Dating of the Twelfth and Eighteenth Dynasties" (from Studies in Honor of George R. Hughes, Studies in ...
56. Causal Relationships: Freud, Stekel and Velikovsky [SIS C&C Review $]
... publication of Mankind in Amnesia- there is one final ironical link between the arch-catastrophist and the founder of psychoanalysis; Velikovsky offered an answer to a problem which had perennially obsessed Freud. Mr Clark's superb book records Freud confiding to one of his followers: "I have long been haunted by the idea that our studies of the content of neuroses might be destined to solve the riddle of the formation of myths, and that the nucleus of mythology is nothing other than what we speak of as "the nuclear complex of neuroses" As Shakespeare might have said had he read Velikovsky, "The fault, dear Sigmund, is not in ourselves, but in our stars". -B.M. References 1. Ronald W. Clark: Freud: the Man and the Cause (Cape/Weidenfeld& Nicolson, 1980). 2. See e.g. The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud (Hogarth Press). But see also Otto Fenidul's review in Psychoanalytic Quarterly (1944), p. 123; also the discussion by Helen Walker Puner in Freud: His Life ...
57. The Great Wave by David Hacket Fischer [SIS C&C Review $]
... importance of this book, it seems to me, is that the dates he assigns to these price changes actually match dates highlighted by dendrochronological blips in the weather (cf. Mike Baillie, A Slice Through Time, Batsford, 1996). Clearly, something was happening which affected prices and crop yields. Peasant revolts against millers and bakers, property owning elites and the great abbeys and monastic estates were a quite common consequence. Climate and price changes also affected music, art, and literature. For example, the comedies of Shakespeare are separated by his tragedies and famine and hardship in the 1590s. Cultural epochs such as the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the reign of Queen Victoria coincided with phases of price stability and social equilibrium. They also coincided with low population densities. I find it intriguing that Fischer's first great inflationary surge is dated as beginning in AD1180 (see Emilio Spedicato, 'Tunguska-type Impacts over the Pacific Basin around the year 1178AD, C&CR 1998:1, pp. 8-12). Wet summers throughout Western Europe led to low crop ...
58. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... STUDY GROUP On Sunday, 29 June, an informal gathering was held at the home of the Treasurer, Bernard Prescott, 12 Dorset Rd. Wimbledon, on the occasion of a visit to this country by Prof. Irving Wolfe, senior editor of KRONOS and author of 'The Catastrophic Substructure of Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra' in Kronos Vol. 1, Nos. 3 and 4. Naturally enough, the discussion centred on the validity and extent of Prof. Wolfe's claim that underlying many themes in classical literature and the literature of William Shakespeare in particular, there is evidence of the subconscious memory of the great catastrophes of the past. If Prof. Wolfe is right, and he presents some very compelling evidence in favour of his proposition, Velikovsky's thesis that these catastrophes resulted in the defence mechanism of racial amnesia will receive further extensive confirmation. There seems little doubt that Irving Wolfe is developing an important aspect of Velikovsky's work and all who were present at the meeting were impressed and stimulated by the thought of the immense amount of work still to be done in this ...
59. Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... first is hurried into the belief of some great catastrophe, but thus to destroy animals, both large and small... we must shake the entire framework of the globe," But in Origin of Species, two decades later, he wrote "We may feel certain... that no cataclysm has desolated the whole world. Hence we may look forward with some confidence to a secure future of great length." Evidence to the contrary was passed over. What the scientific mind denied, the creative mind expressed. Shakespeare and Byron dwelt on the havoc caused by the disordered movements of the heavenly bodies. Mythology provided a subterranean outlet for collective memory through the use of symbol, and by deifying the planets as agents of death. It has never been satisfactorily explained why great writers have so often been drawn to such themes, and why world mythology is so full of the balefulness of the planets which now follow orderly paths. The consequence of repression, according to Freud, is a compulsion to reenact the repressed experience. Velikovsky argues that the ...
60. Freud and Velikovsky Part I [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... the quandary of identifying the coveted mother-mate in the case. The truth is there is none. The complex that Freud suffered from at his mind's core did not have the lust for incest and 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 Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, and the other Jews who became accomplices in the immense American experiments in genocide on Japan. Freud indeed distinguished himself from them by a sense of guilt and responsibility, ...
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