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141. Sagan vs. Sagan [Journals] [Kronos]
... faith- to a brief but rigorous scrutiny. The appearance of Sagan's paper, in print, no less than five times is also sufficient reason for additional critical examination.(1 ) * * * Appendix 1 deals with the probability of an encounter between the Earth and a comet. In the text (pp. 62-63), Sagan writes: "The calculation is performed in Appendix 1, where we see that a single comet' with aphelion (far point from the sun) near the orbit of Jupiter and perihelion (near point to the sun) inside the orbit of Venus should take at least thirty million years before it impacts the Earth [and therefore] the ...
142. Alexander and the Amazons: Ancient Belief and Modern Analysis [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon IV:4 (Apr 1996) Home | Issue Contents Alexander and the Amazons: Ancient Belief and Modern Analysis Tammy Jo Eckhart Introduction Amazon mythology (1 ) is commonly encountered in the writings and art of the ancient Greeks and Romans. While the abundance of writers who mention Amazons indicates that the ancients considered them an important race, the surviving accounts leave the modern scholar with many unanswered queries. Several groups of questions surface in the account of Alexander the Great's two reported encounters with these Amazons. The first group of questions concerns the very existence of Amazons: are they a historical people? Did these encounters really occur? The second group concerns their mythological ...
143. Pillars of the Past by Charles Ginenthal (Book Review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... historical evidence. At the risk of oversimplification, I think we can say in general that what science produces is mostly hard cold fact, while what historians produce is mostly opinion True, it can be highly informed opinion, but there is rarely an objective external measure by which we may determine if it is fact, which leaves all such writing problematical. Even more, it is unfortunately open to emotional influence in its creation and later its interpretation because of that softness, which scientific data isn't. Many of us are aware that much historical theorising, when it can be demonstrated to have been carried out in the presence of a pre-existent bias, has evolved in often-deliberate oblivion of ...
144. Lucid Dreaming and Visualization Techniques in The Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides [Journals] [Aeon]
... dream temples associated with the ancient Greek healing cult of Asklepios. Many questions remain regarding the nature of religious experiences enjoyed by the faithful, as well as the often symbiotic relationship between medicine and spirituality. In the second century, the Greek writer Aelius Aristides spent many years in an "Asklepion," a temple devoted to Asklepios. His writings are of immense significance to those interested in the history of medicine, psychology, or religion. Many therapies described by Aristides hint at more modern practices. In particular, Aristides describes therapeutic practices quite like the relaxation and visualization techniques employed by some modern psychologists. Asklepios, Asklepia, and Aristides Asklepios- the Greek god of medicine. ...
145. Forum Part Two [Journals] [SIS Review]
...  and written evidence . I am simply unable to accept the argument - which is, moreover, based on most dubious chronologies - that the last cosmic catastrophe of global extent occurred during the 3rd millennium BC. I am extremely doubtful that all major catastrophe traditions and rituals around the world, monotheistic movements and apocalyptic writings in Europe and Asia, that new calendars and new religions on all continents, new civilisations, new architecture and the beginning of historical consciousness among the ancient nations emerged with a delay of 1500 years. In my view, it is no coincidence that at this time, between 600 to 500 BC, all major world religions, scientific ...
146. A Different View on the Chronology of Hazor [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... scale puts him in the Iron Age, c. 950 B.C . In particular, it is the Mycenaean ware that is at odds between the two systems. Does Mycenaean III ware indicate the fourteenth and thirteenth centuries or does it indicate the ninth and eighth? In discussing the importance of Mycenaean ware in dating, Dr. Yadin writes: The designation Mycenaean pottery is applied by archaeologists to a specially and easily recognized type of pottery that originated in mainland Greece, mainly within the Mycenaean culture, and was found all over the Aegean, as well as in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean coasts. It is sub-divided into Mycenaean I, II and III. Since Mycenaean I ...
147. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... led by the inevitable Sagan and Paul Kurtz (editor of The Humanist), this battle-scarred trio of sans-culottes are ready to sacrifice themselves once more on the barricades of scientific fundamentalism. One must admire their military discipline; having since 1950 written many thousands of words ostensibly demolishing Velikovsky's theories they stoically contrive to hide their embarrassment when their new leader writes in his Symposium paper: "In reading the critical literature on Worlds in Collision I am surprised how little of it there is and how rarely it approaches the central points of Velikovsky's thesis. In fact I find that neither the critics nor the proponents of Velikovsky have read him very carefully...". Still worse, in ...
148. Velikovsky, Brasseur, And The Troano Codex [Journals] [Kronos]
... the following sources: Archeological remains. From surviving temples, tombs, sculptures, wall paintings, pottery, and carved jades shells, and bone, a significant amount of valuable information can be gained . . . The hieroglyphic inscriptions should supply a wealth of information, but modern scholars still cannot decipher most of them. Native books in hieroglyphic writing. Only three of the books written in hieroglyphics have survived: the Dresden Codex (Codex Dresdensis) . . . the Madrid Codex (Codex Tro-Cortesianus) . . . and the Paris Codex (Codex Peresianus) . . . These three remaining books deal with astronomical calculations, divination, and ritual. Books in native languages written in ...
... personal involvement with psychoanalysis and Freud. At that particular time Dr. Velikovsky was deeply involved with research for the book Mankind in Amnesia. He was filled with questions about Freud's and Jung's conception of what we call inherited racial memory, and I left Dr. Velikovsky that day with the intention of assisting him by investigating this topic in the writing of Freud and Jung, and thereby clarifying for both of us exactly what the views of these two men were on the possibility of inherited mental contents. My remarks today should be seen as a belated and certainly partial effort to fulfill that intention. The fact that Dr. Velikovsky is a psychoanalyst has tended to be obscured. The ...
150. Cosmic Heretics [Journals] [Aeon]
... in Princeton with good material on the scientific establishment...Cosmogonist...They suppressed his book." "What do you mean, suppressed his book?" "They smeared him." "Like Reich? Like Semmelweis?" "Yes." "What does he do?" "He lives here. He writes." "About what?" "Mythology, astronomy, the Bible, ancient catastrophes." "What does he live on?" "His books. They are very well sold." "That's not our topic." "No. The ABS could take up the sociological side. It's rich" Deg was skeptical ...
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