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11. RECOLLECTIONS OF A FALLEN SKY - VELIKOVSKY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA : CHAPTER : [Quantavolution Website]
... the practitioners and teachers of "accurate memory" as defined to protect society against its anxieties. The ideal canons of registering and remembering set by modern science are evidence in themselves that "you cannot trust your memory" and "independent observers have to confirm the same facts." But also the establishment of scientists as a social system lays down the rules of what is to be watched for, what is to be ignored, and what is to be distorted. The intensity of remembering is directly proportional to the gravity of a trauma. By intensity we mean sharpness, detail, and durability in conscious and unconscious form. By gravity we mean how deeply and adversely one is affected in the major regions of his life: his physical being, his cherished ones, his group, his wealth, his control, his beliefs about the good and the true. Machiavelli said to the rulers: it is better to be feared by the people than to be loved, if you cannot be both. Fear and anxiety drove primeval humanity to invent and to organize ...
12. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART THREE: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR, CHAPTER 15 [Quantavolution Website]
... another instance, is capable of providing an accurate account of an episode in the history of Egypt. Its central figure was the Pharaoh Akhnaton. The story survived its original obliteration at the hands of the theocracy of Egyptian Thebes. It held intact as it was transferred across cultures, probably via Ugarit whose King Nikomedes may have founded Grecian Thebes, as Cadmus. By the time of Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus Rex, seven mnemonic or fourteen reproductive generations had passed, that is, about four hundred years. [2. Heavy trauma, it is here proposed, is at the source of many features of the higher intellectual operations and "advanced" social institutions of humankind. An experience which we call traumatic is one which within a very short space of time subjects the mind to such a very high increase of stimulation that assimilation or elaboration of it can no longer be effected by normal means, so that lasting disturbances must result in the distribution of the available energy of the mind [3. TRAUMATIC ORIGIN OF MEMORY In a prescient passage Friedrich Nietzsche ( ...
13. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... contained an excellent article by Hyam Maccoby on" 'Worlds in Collision' and the Birth of Monotheism" which gave many valuable insights into the significance of the Exodus. In particular, Mr Maccoby gave us an inspiring picture of the Exodus and its attendant events as a call to ancient Israel to abandon the false securities of polytheism. However, in the last two paragraphs, where Mr Maccoby explores "some important psychological aspects of the matter", his discussion seems to miss the mark. Mr Maccoby suggests that in the Bible the trauma of birth "is represented by the expulsion from Eden (the womb), while the trauma of weaning is represented by the Exodus from Egypt.. .". I would suggest rather that the Exodus itself be seen as a birth event. I say this partly because it was a formative event for the nation of Israel and its monotheism (cf. the title of Mr Maccoby's article!), but also because other considerations support this interpretation. Egypt can readily be seen as the womb: initially a place of ...
14. RECOLLECTIONS OF A FALLEN SKY - VELIKOVSKY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA : CHAPTER : [Quantavolution Website]
... remembers on the unconscious level. Furthermore it would appear that the unconscious memory is transmitted genetically from one generation to the next, a concept already postulated by Freud and Jung but in disagreement with much of the current biological thinking. Nevertheless, there are, as will be shown in the papers following Velikovsky's, substantial reasons for thinking that memory is indeed transmitted, if not racially, then in some other way. If the cultural amnesia theory is correct, then it is possible to suggest that every generation lives in a state of trauma induced by the conflict between subconscious memories of past catastrophic events and the refusal of the conscious mind to recognize that these events actually occurred in prehistoric and historic times. Dr. Velikovsky believes that the trauma is responsible for mankind's aggressive hostility, a concept of importance to every individual frightened by the prospect of thermo-nuclear war or of the instability which seems to be increasing in society. Moreover, the trauma is also responsible for the inability and at times the outright refusal of science to recognize the overwhelming evidence pointing to the catastrophic past ...
15. Nicolas Boulanger [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... ? s death. In the broad realization that our society as well as the savage society still lived in the shadow of the traumatic experience of the past, Boulanger not only preceded Jung and Freud but also spelled out the nature of the traumatic experience or experiences that caused the memory of them to submerge in the racial mind.. Thus he not only could claim priority in the understanding of the phenomenon of racial memory and collective amnesia, but also could claim the fact, unrecognized by Freud, that catastrophic events served as the trauma. Neither Jung nor Freud knew anything of Boulanger, and his name is not found in the psychological literature. Not so much his claim that catastrophic events took place in the past deserves attention such view was already found in the writings of William Whiston; again, Buffon, Boulanger ? s contemporary thought that a massive comet hit the sun and caused the origin of the planetary family; and after Boulanger the scientific thought of the eighteenth century and of the first half of the nineteenth again and again sought for the cause of ...
16. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... are on a molecular level, there would be a selective absorption of energy from a rather narrow band of frequencies depending on the geometry of the molecule being affected. Displacements would occur near instantaneously, and may affect the whole or only part of an organism, dependent on its size and composition. Now, if the theophany of which you spoke included shock waves of sufficient magnitude to be world wide in scope then it is within reason to expect that mutations should occur planet-wide, and may also in some measure add to the psychological trauma to which you referred. So, I submit that the three agents are radiative, chemical, and acoustical. Sincerely, Frederic B. Jueneman Director/Research Innovative Concepts Association San Jose, California ...
17. Kritik der Freud?schen Stellungnahme zur Parapsychologie. [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... abstreiten. Aber auch noch nicht so lange her haben Lavoisier und Franklin die allerdings keine Psychologen von Fach waren die Mesmerischen Phänomene als Betrug bezeichnet; heute aber ist die Hypnose (wenn auch möglicherweise oft mit Charlatanerie verbunden) selbst jedoch als eine Tatsache anerkannt. An den Erscheinungen der Telepatie in unseren Tagen einen Zweifel zu hegen, ist vielleicht einem belibigen Menachen noch verzeihlich, nur nicht einem Psychologen wie Freud. Wie konnte dies geschehen, dass Freud erst in seinem 77sten Lebensjahr dazu kam, in dem dritten Band seiner Vorlesungen ein Kapitel dem Trauma und Okkultismus einzuräumen? Und er tat er so, dass seine Stellungnahme auch in weiterem, trotz des angeführten Materials, unentschieden geblieben ist. Seine Stellungnahme in der zitierten Arbeit ist unsicher: ? Gestatten Sie mir mum dass, ich für den Zweck meiner beabsichtigten Mitteilung das vorsichtige Wörtchen ? angeblich ? weglasse und so fortsetze, als glaubte ich an die objektive Realität der telepathischen Phänomens. Aber halten Sie daran fest, dass dies nicht der Fall ist, dass ich mich auf keine Ueberzeugung festgelegt habe.? Und an einer anderen Stelle ...
18. quotes [Thunderbolts Website]
... see and hear in messages from the ancient world". "Were it possible for us to stand alongside our early ancestors, to witness the events that provoked human imagination in ancient times, the celestial dramas would exceed anything conceivable today. The sky was electric, filled with luminous clouds, threads of light, and undulating rivers of fire. To today's observer the events could only appear too vast, too improbable for anything but a dream". ORIGINS OF MYTHOLOGY AND ARCHAIC RELIGIONS "The nightmares and prophecies of antiquity arose from trauma, from memories of world-altering events, of deluge, and falling fire and stone. It can now be shown that the causes lay in an electrically unstable solar system". "The archetypes that once dominated human consciousness are, in fact, out of this world. So long as you believe that the ancient sky looked like our sky today, not a single mythic theme will make sense". "It is only reasonable to ask if universal memories — memories blatantly defying natural experience today — conceal a historic fact we ...
19. No title [Quantavolution Website]
... ARES THE FATAL WOUND Chapter 12. THE LAUGHING GODS MERCURY APOLLO POSEIDON HELIOS A DIVINE SENSE OF HUMOR Chapter 13. HOW THE GODS FLY THE MOVEMENTS OF THE SCENARIO ELECTRO-MECHANICS OF THE GODS Part. 3: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR Chapter 14. THE USES OF LANGUAGE METER AND METAPHOR HOMER: EDITOR AND PUBLISHER TRADUTTORE TRADITTORE THE THROES OF ORIGINAL PLOT HUMAN STRESS AND LANGUAGE THE RULES OF MYTHICAL LANGUAGE Chapter 15. THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF MEMORY TRAUMATIC ORIGIN OF MEMORY THE RULES OF MEMORY FORGETTING AMNESIAC PHILOSOPHERS Chapter 16. THE TRANSFIGURATION OF TRAUMA DREAMWORK SEXUALITY AND DISASTER IN ILLO TEMPORE THE KERNELS OF HISTORY Chapter 17. SETTLED SKY AND UNSETTLED MIND WHAT HOMER REMEMBERED THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE A CLAIM OF SUCCESS FROM SAVAGERY TO SUBLIMITY Appendix: CHARACTERS OF THE BOOK Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: email@example.com ...
20. Personal Notes [Pensee]
... on a molecular level, there would be a selective absorption of energy from a rather narrow band of frequencies depending on the geometry of the molecule being affected. Displacements would occur near instantaneously, and may affect the whole or only part of an organism, dependent on its size and composition. Now, if the theophany of which you spoke included shock waves of sufficient magnitude to be world wide in scope then it is within reason to expect that mutations should occur planet wide, and may also in some measure add to the psychological trauma to which you referred. So, I submit that the three agents are radiative, chemical, and acoustical. Sincerely, Frederic B. Jueneman Director/Research Innovative Concepts Association San Jose, California August 14, 1972 Dear Dr. Velikovsky: Last minute pressures of work prevent me from participating in the Symposium which I consider to be a landmark in the history of science. I would like to convey to you my appreciation for your invitation to participate which was forwarded by the President of Lewis and Clark College. In replacing ...
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