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191. Before the Greeks: Professor Davis's Cretan Decipherments [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... by the Mycenaean Greek of the Linear B tablets but at Troy it probably carried on till about 1250 BC- in parts of Crete even late into the first millennium BC but in a different script, if the Eteocretan inscriptions are taken into account. Thus the linguistic connexion between the Hittites of Asia Minor, Troy, Crete, Early, Middle, and part of Late Helladic, Greece seems assured' [10. How well do these findings agree with the view of Greek history presented in Velikovsky's reconstruction? In the works of Velikovsky so far published, references to Crete and Greece are relatively few, fuller treatment being reserved for The Dark Age of Greece (unpublished). His Supplement of October 14, 1953 to Earth in Upheaval shows that he expected the Linear B tablets to be in Greek [11, and in 1973 Pensee published a chronological and synchronical chart prepared by John Holbrook after consultation with Velikovsky. The salient points of the columns for Greece and Crete are reproduced here: Cretans Greeks Luvians Luvians Linear A -1000 Advent of Greeks LM I LH ...
192. Introduction: The Saturn Myth [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... of brief papers that myths of cosmic upheaval relate to the collapse of ice bands surrounding our planet. (1) Three quarters of a century after his death, his work is familiar only to the esoteric few. In 1913 Hans Hoerbiger published his Glacial-Kosmogonie, contending that the great catastrophes described in ancient myth occurred when the Earth captured another planet which became our moon. (1) The relatively small interest in Hoerbiger's thesis vanished within a couple of decades. This was the extent of noteworthy research into myth and catastrophe when Immanuel Velikovsky, in early 1940, first wondered whether a cosmic disturbance may have accompanied the Hebrew Exodus. According to the biblical account, massive plagues occurred, Sinai erupted, and the pillar of cloud and fire moved in the sky. His quest for a solution led Velikovsky through a systematic survey of world mythology and eventually to the conclusion that ancient myths constitute a collective memory of celestial disorder. The great gods, Velikovsky observed, appear explicitly as planets. In the titanic wars vividly depicted by ancient chroniclers the planets moved on erratic ...
193. Letters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Christoph Marx Schulstrasse 17 CH- 4436 Oberdorf June 20, 1980 Tel. 061 97 91 88 Mrs. Elisheva Velikovsky 78 Hartley Avenue Princeton, N.J. 08540 USA Dear Mrs. Velikovsky, at his lecture in Kassel I was able to talk with Prof. Heinsohn. Noting his profound impression I asked him to come down to Frankfurt next morning for an informative meeting with Mr. Hans-Jürgen Breidenstein, the publisher. Primarily, I have reached the firm conviction (and a brief exchange with Prof. de Grazia, when I saw him in London, has also helped me) that I must apologize to you for what you could not but understand as irreverent, possibly even disloyal actions on my part. I hope you will accept my apology after the solving of our problems has satisfied any remaining doubts as to my sincerity. Secondly, I have agreed with Mr. Breidenstein ? s request that the royalties should be settled in a first effort to come to terms. The blocked account will be dissolved; the amount of DM 28 ? 400.- ...
194. Sceptics, Skeptics, Dissidents, Cranks and . . . [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal). All views expressed are, of course, personal and not those of the organisations involved. To Mike Hutchinson, 22nd November 1993 I recall you saying that the reason CSICOP does not spend time exposing errors and fraud among orthodox scientists is because this would fall outside the aim enshrined in its title- scientific investigation of claims of the paranormal. The question this leaves unanswered is why space is given over in the The Skeptical Inquirer to attacks on the work of people like Velikovsky. If you read his work (books such as Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval and Ages in Chaos), you will find that it has nothing whatsoever to do with the paranormal. His only crime was to develop unorthodox theories in cosmology, geology and ancient history. He was not a charlatan either- if you compare his work with, for example, rogues such as von Daniken, you will realise that, right or wrong, it is quite different in character and standing. He was simply a dissident ...
195. The 360 Day Year: An Ambiguity Resolved [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History II:1 (Aug 1979) Home¦ Issue Contents The 360 Day Year: An Ambiguity Resolved John H. Fermor When Immanuel Velikovsky documented the widespread use of a 360 day calendar prior to 700 B.C., and claimed this as proof of a change in the earth's motions, he introduced an ambiguity. If calendar days were solar and calendar years seasonal, then a 360 day year indeed demonstrates change, yet there are many ways of accounting for that change. We could posit a reduced year with normal day length. We could suppose year length to be unchanged but with longer days. We could vary both together. This last seems the most favored. Velikovsky says "the length of the day probably also altered" (Worlds in Collision, p. 324). Rose and Vaughn (1972) claim a longer year before 700 B.C. with day length increased even more. All these can give us a 360 day year. To decide the most probable we must deduce their separate consequence in other fields ...
196. De Grazian Discography (Reviewed) [SIS C&C Review $]
... has accepted that there are bits of Mars littered around the earth, the remnants of a massive cosmic collision with that planet; even Clube and Napier's cometary interactions in historical times 'must be taken very seriously' according to that most sceptical of science writers, Patrick Moore. Finally, the search for Near Earth Objects which might induce the next collapse of civilisation has now achieved astronomical respectability. Thus, the catastrophist speculations of eccentrics from William Whiston in 1696, through Ignatius Donnelly and Comyns Beaumont to the 'Arch-heretic' (Nature) Immanuel Velikovsky in 1950, whilst undoubtedly wrong in particulars, may well be more nearly correct than a raft of astronomers to whom all catastrophes, if they happened at all, were long ago and far away. If we conjecture that the 'thunderbolt' which 'steers the universe' (according to Heraclitus) is global catastrophe- particularly throughout the period of human evolution- then the implications for all areas of human knowledge are profound. The very mutations that led to our anomalously complex brains may have originated in global cataclysms. Given this, ...
197. The Future of A Publishing Idea [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 2 No 3: (Fall 1972) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered II" Home¦ Issue Contents The Future of A Publishing Idea From the Publisher When we published our special issue (" Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered") last May, we were aware that Dr. Velikovsky's work has for more than two decades stirred the imagination of readers around the world; and we were aware that many have been taking note of his progressive vindication by the scholarship and research of recent years. But we also knew that there was an incredibly strong and entrenched resistance to even the barest contemplation of his ideas by "respectable" scholars. And so, when we published our magazine, we expected the "Velikovsky enthusiasts" to respond eagerly, while the rest of the scientific and academic world continued on its way, unperturbed. We have since received the correspondence, manuscripts, and encouragement reflected (in very small part) in these pages. And we have seen a series of separate developments which reveal a gathering momentum behind the new assessment of Velikovsky's ...
198. A British Forum for the Velikovsky Debate [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History II:2 (Jun 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Advertisment A British Forum for the Velikovsky Debate RECENT YEARS have seen a revival of interest in the theories of DR IMMANUEL VELIKOVSKY. His proposals are now being taken seriously by an increasing number of scholars, whose support can be added to the earlier favourable comments on his historical work by such authorities as J. GARSTANG (excavator of Jericho), ROBERT H. PFEIFFER (Chmn., Dept. of Semitic Languages, Harvard) and ETIENNE DRIOTON (Director, Dept. of Antiquities Cairo; Chief Curator, Louvre). Velikovsky's first historical work, "Ages in Chaos" (1952), proposed a complete revision of Egyptian history, beginning with a lowering of the date for the end of the Middle Kingdom (XIIIth Dynasty) to the Biblical dating of the Exodus (c. 1450 BC), placing the Hyksos period contemporary with the time of the Judges and the XVIIIth Dynasty coeval with the United and early Divided Monarchies of Israel (c. 1020-820 ...
199. On the Need for "Serious Scientific Meetings" [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 2: (Spring 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VII" Home¦ Issue Contents On the Need for "Serious Scientific Meetings" An Editorial Statement "None of us in the scientific community believes that a debate about Velikovsky's views of the Solar System would be remotely justified at a serious scientific meeting." Ivan King AAAS symposium moderator I Pensee, since the inception of its "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered" series, has urged the in-depth, discipline-by-discipline evaluation of Velikovsky's work within the context of established technical journals and scholarly associations. It is with a sense of relief that our editors have welcomed each new indication that an established and reputable scientific body might accord Velikovsky's hypotheses the detached and uncompromising analysis they deserve. Hope for the beginning of such a process glowed brightly, it seemed, when, last July, the American Association for the Advancement of Science scheduled a symposium to consider Velikovsky's view of the Solar System. Surely, whatever the biases of the participants, some further light would be shed on at least a few ...
200. Aeon Volume III, Number 1: Contents [Aeon Journal $]
... From: Aeon Volume III, Number 1 Texts Home¦ Aeon Home AEON A Symposium on Myth and Science Edited by: Ev Cochrane Dwardu Cardona Jan Sammer Frederic Jueneman Volume III, Number 1 Copyright (c) November 1992 and Published by: AEON, 2326 Knapp, Ames, IA 50010, USA IN THIS ISSUE. The Jewish Science of Immanuel Velikovsky: Part Two Duane Vorhees chronicles the early life and times of Immanuel Velikovsky. Page 5 Velikovsky: A Personal Chronological Perspective Frederic Jueneman recounts his brief association with Immanuel Velikovsky. PAGE 23 The Fracture Zones in Deep Polar Ice Cores Lynn Rose discusses the relevance of the polar ice cores for Worlds in Collision. PAGE 55 The Surface of Venus Charles Ginenthal presents evidence that Venus's surface is of recent origin. PAGE 72 A Velikovsky Potpourri Leroy Ellenberger offers a critical look at the movement inspired by the ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky. PAGE 86 A Personal Memoir Warner Sizemore reviews his long association with Immanuel Velikovsky. PAGE 106 Venus and the Jubilee Bernard Newgrosh analyzes the jubilee in light of the thesis offered in Worlds ...
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