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191. Book Shelf [Journals] [Aeon]
... hunting the great white whale with more piercing and increasingly accurate and precise harpoons. But withal, the primal sea itself is so extensive that our prey can and will elude us for years to come. The theorists have taken pen to papyrus over the ages to describe their worldview of what the universe is all about, while the experimentalists have traditionally taken these theoretical views with the proverbial grain of salt and attempted to make things work anyway. Hence we have cadres of philosophers on the one hand and craftsmen on the other. Or, put another way, we could call it science and superstition versus ignorance and skill. Kaku's Hyperspace is generally about theory, and Lederman's book is ...
192. The Chronology of the Late Kings of Egypt [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the early 1950's Immanuel Velikovsky published a volume under the title Ages in Chaos,2 in which the conventional chronology of Egypt was challenged. It was proposed that the chronological scheme has its dates set too far back on the time scale, the deviations from actuality amounting to periods ranging from 300 to 800 years. His starting deviation from the traditional views involved a placement of the exodus incident of Scripture at the point of the Hyksos invasion. Earlier scholars had placed this incident in the XIXth dynasty in the reign of Rameses II. This setting was based on statements in Exodus 1:8-11 which suggest that the ruling king of the preceding era of oppression had the name Rameses. ...
... . To elucidate the circumstances of this unusual narrative, the first point to be cleared is that of Oceanus, for it signified always the boundless waste of waters, the Atlantic, as was known, moreover, to Homer and Hesiod. The Mediterranean, largely tideless, an inland sea, was never the Ocean, and all the earliest traditions, as said earlier, related to Mount Atlas, the Hesperides, Uranids, or Titans, were invariably associated with the Ocean. As time proceeded and knowledge of the Ocean expanded, a new refinement appeared. It was no longer merely a waste of waters, but, as Homer expresses it on more than one occasion, the ...
194. Plato And The Catastrophist Tradition [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. VI No. 2 (Winter 1981) Home | Issue Contents Plato And The Catastrophist Tradition Shane H. Mage Editor's Note: The following paper was first presented at the Princeton Seminar Velikovsky: The Decade Ahead - held on May 31, 1980 and sponsored by KRONOS. Other papers from that seminar will be appearing in the pages of KRONOS as well. - LMG. The Western philosophical tradition was characterized by one of its greatest exponents, Alfred North Whitehead, as a series of footnotes to Plato. It was no understatement. Of all the thinkers of antiquity, Plato alone had his writings preserved virtually intact. Those works have conveyed to us ...
195. Ancient Near Eastern Chronology: To Revise or not to Revise? [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... battles whilst summarizing the defeat of many other cities and regions. The annals may highlight at the outset of the campaign the overcoming of a special physical barrier such as a broad river in flood or precipitous mountains- the analogy is presumably with the crossing of the Jordan, the waters parted in a miraculous manner (the author utilizing a genuine tradition in the process but not one necessarily associated with Joshua in the original). The annals, may have the king receive an oracle of salvation from a deity who promises to deliver the enemy into his hands. Sometimes envoys arrive to sue for peace and they submit to terms of servitude to avoid the siege of their city (with ...
196. The Quarters of the World Displaced, Part 1 Venus Ch.5 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... From "Worlds in Collision" © 1950 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents The Quarters of the World Displaced The traditions gathered in the section before last refer to various epochs; actually, Herodotus and Mela say that according to Egyptian annals, the reversal of the west and east recurred: the sun rose in the west, then in the east, once more in the west, and again in the east. Was the cosmic catastrophe that terminated a world age in the days of the fall of the Middle Kingdom and of the Exodus one of these occasions, and did the earth change the direction of its rotation at that time? If we cannot assert ...
197. Velikovsky and Historical Anti-Naturism [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 3 (Summer 1985) Home | Issue Contents Velikovsky and Historical Anti-Naturism Duane Vorhees The world is full of origin myths, and all are factually false. The world is full, also, of great traditional books tracing the history of man (but focused narrowly on the local group) from the age of mythical beginnings, through periods of increasing plausibility, to a time almost within memory, when the chronicles begin to carry the record, with a show of rational factuality, to the present. Furthermore, just as all primitive mythologies serve to validate the customs, systems of sentiments, and political aims of their respective local groups ...
198. China's Dragon [Journals] [Pensee]
... recover the Urbild Dr. Sutherland is a professor of medieval English, Georgia State University (Atlanta). Velikovsky has called our attention to ancient records of a supposed battle which took place in the heavens during the middle of the second millennium B.C . This combat was widely recorded as may be seen by such items as the Hebrew tradition of God battling Rahab and the Greek story of Zeus fighting Typhon. Velikovsky argues impressively that the basis for such accounts is the close approach of Venus to the earth about 1500 B.C . Venus, he insists, was then a comet; the head and the tail were observed as separate and inimical beings; electrical discharges between ...
199. Thoth Vol I, No. 12: April 29, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... men, neither in shape nor in thought like unto mortals. He abides ever in the same place motionless, and it befits him not to wander hither and thither." I think it will become clear to anyone who takes up this subject with any seriousness that Xenophanes was expressing, not a new abstract philosophy, but a very ancient tradition elevated to a philosophical principle. A remarkable parallel occurs in the Hindu Upanishads: "There is only one Being who exists Unmoved yet moving swifter than the mind Who far outstrips the senses, though as gods They strive to reach him, who, himself at rest .. .Supports all vital action He moves, yet moves not ...
... fact, write, "If a phenomenon had been similarly described by many peoples, we might suspect that a tale, originating with one people, had spread around the world, and consequently there is no proof of the authenticity of the event related. But just because one and the same event [the Venus Myth] is embodied in traditions that are very different indeed, its authenticity becomes highly probable, especially if the records of history, ancient charts, sundials, and the physical evidence of natural history testify to the same effect." 6 Teo- place or god To support his diffusionist claim, Sagan asks,'...how, for example, would ...
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