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21. Saturnists Play Marbles [SIS Internet Digest $]
... dressed up as women, did the various culture act it out? i.e., did they have ceremonies or whatever with someone representing the God dressed up as a woman, and if they did, wouldn't that have been cause for much hilarity? Wouldn't it have been just as funny in ancient times as it is now? I mean, it's basic schtick- like a pratfall. Wouldn't such ceremonies have evolved into fun festivals, like the boy king& the feast of fools in medieval times? Might also have mitigated the trauma of the Saturnian breakup& the time of terror. Just an idea. Dave Talbott Responds: Pam is to be congratulated for her insights on the comic element. Originally the archetypal warrior-hero is the servant of the central luminary and is highly active in the "creation". That role is fully documented globally. But it may be hard for some to imagine how such a celestial figure could emerge centuries later as a harlequin, jester, or fool. That is exactly what happened, however. Even the American Indian tricksters ...
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... his words, a "madhouse of absurd and contradictory themes." Ever since Greek philosophers first initiated critical examination of Homeric and Hesiodic myth, some mythologists have characterized myths in general as mad. And, during the past century of mythological theorizing, naturists have been contradicted by psychoanalysts who in turn have been contradicted by structuralists, until the entire debate has come to be viewed by many external observers as a scholarly Theater of the Absurd. As I see it, recurrence rather than persistence is the leitmotif of mythic imagery, because trauma rather than tranquility is the generator of myth. In these terms, the primal configuration will recur only to the extent that a later and more transient configuration duplicates or resembles it: The circle will represent the primal celestial body as reincarnated by the Sun, our Moon, or any Earth-approaching planet; the cosmic serpent will represent the world-axis in its wobbly or disintegrative phase when that image is reawakened by proto-Venus or some other cometary body; and so on. In other words, all mythic images, as I interpret them, ...
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23. 1990 ISIS Fellowship Lecture Meeting [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... actually experienced and is still suppressing memories of, and the former makes a perfect opportunity for mankind to relive his catastrophic history in a form over which he has some control. Maybe mankind's carbon dioxide emissions will eventually cause global warming, if they are not already doing so, and if a belief in this is causing our species seriously to reconsider our polluting behaviour then it is a good thing, whether or not it is true. However, the motivation behind such beliefs and actions could be living support for Velikovsky's theories of ancient trauma. Jill Abery, August 90 \cdrom\pubs\journals\workshop\w1990no2\31fell.htm ...
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... five months. There is not, probably in the history or traditions or myths of the human race another instance of such prolonged resistance against such tremendous odds. The judge recounted that Geronimo received better surrender terms than did Lee at Appomattox or Burgoyne at Saratoga and that the chase was so fierce that American soldiers opened their own veins to get moisture for their lips and that some went insane from the hardships. This tradition of Geronimo is exciting history and worthy of note but few people, white or Indian, remember the intensity and trauma that this sixteen month conflict involved. It has already become simply another story and already the emotions have departed and some of the specific incidents of the war have been forgotten. Today this conflict is seen as a minor incident by white historians, is preserved little better by Indians who have been exposed to the larger society and now have difficulty remembering some of the most important aspects of Geronimo's war. In another century historians, pouring over the records of the settlement of the west, and interpreting it in their own staid emotional ...
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... for study. (As an aside, we also note that science fiction writers unceasingly remind us with pride that the most startling advances in scientific knowledge are invariably anticipated by SF. And one of the most compulsive themes of creative science fiction- at the same time one of the most ridiculed ideas in science itself would appear to be cosmic catastrophe! A consideration of this paradox certainly lends credence to Velikovsky's proposal that such things have truly happened, but have been repressed in our subconscious as a result of the severity of the associated trauma, and that the retelling is the result of a deep-seated psychological compulsion.) It is not the speculation on which science smiles, then, that holds the key to progress. For all the lip-service paid to the place of speculation in science, any proposals which trespass beyond the limits imposed by an accepted paradigm are quickly shown the door. Real advances, as history shows, are made by speculators who persist against the odds. Their ideas are not accepted easily; they must fight every inch of the way. Imagine ...
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26. The Beginning Of Religious Belief [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... ' him, as a terrified child might try to placate a cruel father? (The image of God-the-Father persists to this day.) Self-demeaning superstition replaced the pride and nobility enshrined at Altamira. Something truly awesome must have caused this dramatic change in the nature of Man. When we are aware of how gods were called into being (so often man making God in his own image and likeness), when we understand how natural catastrophic events brought about Man's neurotic fears, then I believe we shall be free from this awful trauma and will be able to restore Man's image to the shrines he built to himself twenty thousand years ago. Readers are referred to an article in Kronos (Vol. II, No. 2, November 1976) by John V. Myers: "Sin and the Control System" for some relevant complementary references. A key quote from this article might well be: "Adam and Eve were not driven out of Eden because they had sinned; they assumed that they had sinned because they had been driven out".- ...
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... vested interests and resistance to change one's thinking are both secondary to the great and primary reason: the fear of the repetition of the events, grown in the racial memory of the survivors of these crises, when the Earth was carried to the brink of destruction. It is this hidden fear which is behind the scientists' vehement denial of the available evidence for global catastrophes in historical times. The same fear manifests itself in many forms of irrational behavior- directed, above all, against anyone whose findings threaten to bring the archaic trauma into the open. NOTES 1. Editor's Note {DG): In an address delivered at the 1974 AAAS Symposium, Velikovsky elaborated his psychoanalytic perspective on the scientists' extreme reaction: "The behavior of the scientific community was and partly still is a psychological phenomenon. The spectacle of the scientific establishment going through all the paces of self degradation has nothing with which to compare in the past, though every time a new leaf in science was turned over there was a minor storm, and it is not without precedent that ...
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... poster, this compact but equally instructive and thought provoking overview of Velikovsky's original questioning-- "Why does the collective behave irrationally?"-- provides new and expanded answers about Language as Memory Storage of the Collective; on the traditions carried forward in Images, Illustrations, and Iconography; on Rituals, Religions, and scholarly Thought Systems; about Ontogenetic Anxiety; it displays the connexions between Current Social Crises and Manmade Social CatAstrophes, and a detailed table covering the political and natural historical reconstruction makes visible the Excitation Background to the Trauma. This work, however,is primarily concerned with situations of today as inferred from the catAstrophistic viewpoint, rather than with isolated issues in ancient history, astrophysics, mysterious myths, &c. In English and German, postersize 23 by 33 inches. Including postage $6.- (2 copies $10.-) from P.A.F Verlag 4002 Basel, Switzerland. \cdrom\pubs\journals\kronos\vol1001\104notce.htm ...
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29. Volcanism And Catastrophic Mythology [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... ) A foot of ash fell on the town of Kodiak during a period of 2 days and 3 nights, during which those present experienced the unforgettable terror of a darkness "so far beyond the darkness of the blackest night that it cannot be comprehended by those who have not experienced it." 50km away from the eruption an eye-witness described how they were in terror of their lives and had no water as all the rivers were covered with ashes. In these regions lightning is extremely rare, thus volcanic lightning would add to the trauma of the situation. An interesting description of the psychological effects of volcanic experiences is given of another, minor, ash-fall in N. W. America. The people of a fishing and gathering community were so frightened by the snow-like fall of ash that they spent the summer praying and dancing instead of storing food for the winter, in consequence of which many later starved. These sorts of experiences might well be expected to give rise to legend and myth. However, all the evidence(6) shows that a very large ...
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... pursued, would prove elusive. But some of them at least acquire a certain solidity through being integrated into a series, whose terms can be accorded some degree of credibility because of their over-all coherence.- Claude Levi-Strauss, THE RAW AND THE COOKED: INTRODUCTION TO A SCIENCE OF MYTHOLOGY: I( 1975), p.13. In his last major book, Sigmund Freud( 1856-1939) sought a psychoanalytical explanation for the origins of the Jewish religion. In his view, those origins were analogous to the neurotic process: "Early trauma defence- latency- outbreak of neurotic illness partial return of the repressed.''(1) Even earlier, in 1913, Freud had supposed that the sense of guilt for an action has persisted for many thousands of years and has remained operative in generations which can have had no knowledge of that action.(2) A younger psychoanalyst, Immanuel Velikovsky( 1895-1979), while vehemently disagreeing with some of Freud's historical conjectures, essentially used Freud's methods to provide a very different explanation for the origins of modern religions. ...
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