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... frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. (Act V, scene 5) Whereupon he sallies forth to battle; death is the therapy: il se fait tuer or, as Americans express it, 'he gets himself killed,' Life "is a tale told by an idiot," the many idiots who live and then those who tell of it, and such is history. These famous lines of Shakespeare seem to be in context here. Starting with its creation, mankind moved through time on a spiral path around its schizoid core. On numerous occasions catastrophes changed the arc of the spiral, sending humanity closer to the core in mentation and behavior. Whenever the natural environment seemed to settle down, it appeared that he might invent ways of reaching beyond his limitations, and his historical spiral moved away from the core. But simultaneously, as if magnetized by the core, he would be pulled inwards to it. Thus it ...
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... been working on precisely this question, and who is able to illuminate something of this ambiguity about the nature of the creative process, that elusive thing in which we students of literature are particularly interested, and, I think, the aspect of Dr. Velikovsky's theories, which particularly attracts people in literary disciplines, Dr. Wolfe was educated at McGill University and later at Bristol University where he took a Ph. D. in Drama; he is presently Professeur assistant, Department d'études anglaises, l'Université de Montréal; he teaches there Shakespeare and Drama, in particular, and his contemplation of Velikovsky's theories over the years has led to the formation of a theory about the sources of art, based particularly in his study of Shakespeare. And so I would like you to welcome Dr. Irving Wolfe.- LR. Ricou (The University of Lethbridge) GEORGE GRINNELL It is my pleasure to introduce Dr. Grinnell of McMaster University. Dr. Grinnell is an assistant professor of History whose special area is the history of science. He completed his Bachelor of Science ...
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73. The Great Comet Venus [Aeon Journal $]
... at his enemies, the stars," writes Brundage. Perhaps there is more here than the reader will immediately recognize. A torch or flame in the sky, only a minor variation on the "smoking star," belongs to the universal comet myth-- item three in our list of the five most common comet glyphs. Moreover, as I intend to demonstrate, one of the repeated themes in the myth of the prototypical comet is that it appears as a divine weapon hurled against rebelling powers. Consider the lines of Shakespeare, in Henry VI-- I.I.1: Comets, importing change of times and states Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky And with them scourge the bad revolting stars. That have consented unto Henry's death. The motifs are: death of the king, celestial rebellion, and appearance of the comet as both a sign of world change (passing of world ages) and a weapon launched against the rebels. Similarly, the Aztec dragon Xiuhcoatl, the flaming serpent, appears as the "fire stick" wielded by the celestial ...
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... . 494-495. There he writes as follows: "If individual accommodations were sufficient to preserve an organism, then congenital variations would have little or no utility and thus would not be naturally selected for." 20. In The Case of the Midwife Toad (New York, 1972), p. 30, Arthur Koestler wrote as follows: "Neo-Darwinism does indeed carry the nineteenth-century brand of materialism to its extreme limits-- to the proverbial monkey at the typewriter, hitting by pure chance on the proper keys to produce a Shakespeare sonnet." In a review of Koestler's book, Stephen Gould offered the following retort: "The simile is hoary enough, but it is utterly inappropriate. Rather, our monkeys must be allowed to keep all the correct letters after each trial. 'Fortune and men's eyes' will soon arise." "Zealous Advocates," Science 176 (May 12, 1972), p. 624. In the current example, as in many others, Gould's objection is entirely unfounded, there being nothing for selection to act upon ...
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75. Freud and Velikovsky Part II [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... childhood the Hebrew Bible from Samuel Noah Kramer, afterward a world-famous Sumerologist. Substantially completing his education at Central High School (1932), Feldman obtained the degrees of B.A. and M.A. at the University of New Mexico in English and History, then obtained the Ph.D. at Pennsylvania (1950) with scholarship and fellowships. Dr. Feldman taught ancient history at Community College of Philadelphia for about 17 years, meanwhile mastering analytic psychology, especially with the late Theodor Reik. Now retired, he works on his books, Early Shakespeare (to be published 1982), The Book of Oblivion or The Science Memory (psychoanalysis), and pursues the clarification of ancient history which his old friend Immanuel Velikovsky regarded as the greatest of our duties. The Passover Marvels was Dr. Feldman's first publication along this trail. He is married to a psychologist and father of three sons. ...
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... its wings and destroy Sennacherib's army?). This brings me to an interesting point regarding Mr. Cardona's opening paragraph (" The Cities of the Plain"): If planetary agents can be "identified" so readily and so variously, surely each must act as a "control" for the others? As an avid student of the Shakespearean authorship problem, I have long been amused by the number of rival "true" authors, each of whom supposedly "reveals" himself through "hints" concealed in the "Shakespeare" plays. My attitude has always been that if the plays can be used to "prove" so many "true" authors, then they have surely proved nothing at all. The parallel between this situation and the rival theories listed in Mr. Cardona's opening paragraph is clear enough I think. (7) A good point made by Mr. Cardona is that "the archangels were associated with, but not identical to, the planets" (p. 30). I have repeatedly made the same point about ...
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... job or buy a house, but the demographer can predict in gross terms how many people in that individual's category are likely to do any of those things in a given year. Individual chaos, but gross order. I suggest that my theory applies to all narrative, from the novel and play and epic poem on the one hand, to the mystery, the adventure, the Western and even children's T.V. cartoons on the other. Elsewhere, as I said, I have used it as the basis for an approach to Shakespeare.(9) In this paper, I will turn to the other end of the traditional critical spectrum, to less "serious" kinds of literature. I will ask if the popular soap opera, like the "great" play or novel, is one among many alternate forms of narrative developed by Western culture as unconscious collective reactions to terrifying ancestral experiences. We should expect, however, that, if this is indeed so, the process by which the soap opera achieves this goal will be found to be different ...
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78. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1991 No 1 (July 1991) Home¦ Issue Contents Letters Who Was Hiawatha? Dear Sir, Irving Wolfe has made us well aware of the catastrophic import in the works of Shakespeare, and the catastrophic content of such literary works as Milton's Paradise Lost is self evident, but I was quite surprised to find similar, very obvious allusions to a Velikovsky-type scenario in Longfellow's 'The Song of Hiawatha'. Hiawatha himself is early portrayed as a god figure with many of the attributes of Christ, perhaps an Osiris character, who battles with his own father and later is associated with the first cultivation of corn and the invention of writing. I was intrigued to find the comet called Ishkoodah, with 'fiery tresses', and the Master of Life causing the forests to burst into flame and creating a column of smoke to touch the sky. A new variation on the rivers of blood theme are waters red with washed-off war paint. The monster to be overcome is the Great Bear of the Mountains and his slayer the West ...
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79. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... claimed, on their way back from a pilgrimage to the tombs of the apostles in Rome. They were duly installed as martyrs. However, the legend as it stands displays some anomalies, not least because it ignores the male sex drive. It is unlikely the Huns would have simply butchered so many young females. It seems to me that because they were classified by the Church as virgins they were not human but developed from humanisation of a divine tale in the pre-Christian period. An example could be the treatment of fairies by Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night's Dream. It can hardly be an accident that Cologne is not very far away from the pagan German shrine, the Horsel whilst Saxon Horsa resembles Ursula which suggests the latter was originally a goddess figure. Suddenly we are into heavenly horses once again and it may be that the legendary white horses of Vienna are a survival of something very similar to Guinevere of Romance. In tradition Ursula and her eleven thousand virgins came from Britain. An alternative version of the story connects Ursula with Brittany. In both stories ...
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... , that became not just a law, but a principle that grew to a statute of faith in the natural sciences, as if the reasoning that what we do not observe in our time could not have happened in the past can in any measure claim to be philosophically or scientifically true. Obviously, a motive is at play that makes appear as scientific principle what is but wishful thinking. For over a century after Copernicus man did not wish to believe that he lives on an Earth that travels, and Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare were not persuaded by that firebrand, Giordano Bruno, of the truth of the Copernican doctrine. Even much less man wishes to face the fact that he travels on a rock in space on a path that proved to be accident prone. The victory of Darwin's evolution by natural selection over a six-day creation less than six thousand years ago made it appear that evolution, the only instrument of which is competition, is the ultimate truth. But by competition for survival or for means of existence, never could such different forms as ...
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