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81. The Great Comet Venus [Journals] [Aeon]
... 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 ...
82. Intensity, Scope and Suddenness [Books] [de Grazia books]
... is the cosmic power that supplies the Earth with its quantavolutions. Left to itself - an absurdity - the Earth would pursue an evolutionary and uniformitarian path through the ages. But Earth has not been left to itself, nor is it likely to be. CHAPTER THIRTY Intensity, Scope and Suddenness The eye of the poet, quotes Ager from Shakespeare, "in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven." "So," says Ager, "ultimately must the eye of the geologist, in seeking the nature of the control. One always seems to come back to climate as the primary explanation of the sort of phenomena I ...
83. Velikovsky and Catastrophism: A Hidden Agenda? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... ) Home | Issue Contents Velikovsky and Catastrophism: A Hidden Agenda?by Irving Wolfe A graduate of McGill University, Montreal, where he obtained a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA in English, Irving Wolfe completed his PhD at Bristol University before returning to the University of Montreal where he is currently Professor of English. He teaches Shakespeare, modern drama and theatre and is also active in the Society for Literature and Science. Formerly a Contributing Editor of Kronos, he is Co-Founder and President of Canadian SIS and one of the organisers of its Annual Seminars - held since 1982. His articles have appeared in SIS Review, Kronos, Canadian SIS and Aeon. Paper presented ...
84. Letters [Journals] [SIS 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. ...
85. The Hamon-Gabriel-Mars Connection (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... 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 ...
86. Thoth Vol I, No. 12: April 29, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... .. I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament" The speaker here is Shakespeare's Caesar- whom tradition regarded as the supreme ruler on earth, a replica of the celestial power. Is it significant that he locates this supreme power at the celestial pole? 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." That language turns out to be the very language used by the ancient Chinese in describing the pole star as the "star of the pivot." And this was anything but an abstraction, for ...
87. My Challenge to Conventional Views in Science [Journals] [Kronos]
... 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 ...
88. My Challenge to Conventional Views in Science [Journals] [Pensee]
... 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 ...
89. The Uses of Language [Books] [de Grazia books]
... unique. This is maintained not so as to ride free on the wagon of the traditionalists but because of what has already been said in this section and in this book. Homer was a trained Greek bard living in the seventh century in Asia Minor. The skies were settled and society was coming out of a century of shocks. Like Shakespeare, not only could he act but he could also invent poetry. His age was not like ours, an age of personalized authorship and copyrights. His inheritance of poetry was both his and non-his; it mattered little. Homer was alert to the future. Thus he succeeded well in binding up the past. Moreover, he witnessed ...
90. Solomon and Sheba [Journals] [SIS Review]
... ' but was adamant that Hatshepsut's temple was no slavish imitation of the older building. Senenmut'... appreciated a good suggestion when he saw it - all the more credit to him for his commonsense; but to say that he must therefore be denied any credit for originality is to set up a canon of criticism which would deprive Shakespeare of the credit for the creation of Hamlet, and Donatello of that for the creation of the Gattamelata statue. Having got his suggestion, he proceeded to glorify it, until he had produced a building which is infinitely superior .. . to that of the earlier architect'. Baikie regarded the 11th Dynasty effort as stumpy and sawn-off ...
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