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71. The Velikovsky Archive [Journals] [Aeon]
... in October 2001. When I first came to work for Immanuel Velikovsky as his assistant twenty-five years ago in the summer of 1976, one of the first things he did was to show me a dark-red three-ring file entitled "All Books." The first page of that file contained a list of all the books Velikovsky had still intended to write and publish. For a man who had just turned eighty-one, it was an ambitious list indeed, but I did not think it would have been in good taste to suggest it was unrealistic. After all, Velikovsky claimed that quite a few of the titles just needed to be "put together," while many others were " ...
72. Writing The Epilogue. File I (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... From "Stargazers and Gravediggers" © 1983 by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents Writing The Epilogue THE SO-CALLED FRONT MATTER, including the preface, is usually sent to the printer after the book has been set and the proofs read. In the case of Worlds in Collision, I deliberated with myself about the last pages of the Epilogue, set and proofread: whether to include them in, or omit them from, the book. They dealt with celestial mechanics. In the Epilogue I discussed the problems solved and the new problems that presented themselves in the fields of history and chronology, Bible criticism, development of religion, mass psychology, geology, paleontology, ...
73. The Great Comet Venus [Journals] [Aeon]
... on Velikovsky's own turf (ancient myth and history). And whatever one's opinion on the merits of Forrest's analysis, it is to his credit that, in the forty years since publication of Worlds in Collision, Forrest's effort is the only substantial critique of Velikovsky's use of myth. "Despite the scholarly appearance of Velikovsky's work," Forrest writes, "I think the theories put forward in Worlds in Collision are wrong at an elementary and common sense level." (10) And what, at an "elementary level," does Forrest object to? "The gist of the objection to it is that one will nowhere find anything like a direct historical reference to catastrophic ...
... existed from all eternity, as having repeatedly destroyed and reproduced the world and all its inhabitants. In the sacred volume of the Hindoos, called the Ordinances of Menu, comprising the Indian system of duties religious and civil, we find a preliminary chapter treating of the Creation, in which the cosmogony is known to have been derived from earlier writings and traditions ; and principally from certain hymns of high antiquity, called the Vedas. These hymns were first put together, according to Mr. Colebrooke,* in a connected series, about thirteen centuries before the Christian era, but they appear from internal evidence to have been written at various antecedent periods. In them, as we ...
75. A Critical Re-appraisal of the Book of Genesis, Part Two [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... course the very thought that anything like a literary language or literary activity existed before the complete conquest of Canaan by Joshua and his forces (after the death of Moses) is scoffed at by modern Biblical critics. They cannot accept any view point which does not accord with their notions about the religious evolution in Israel. Thus, as Yahuda writes, everything leads these critics "to a conclusion diametrically opposed to every Biblical statement about the composition of any part of the Pentateuch, and to rank it on linguistic and literary-historical grounds as quite a late product" [4 ]. Professor Yahuda throws out a challenge to critics of this sort. If by comparison with the Egyptian it ...
76. Velikovsky in America [Journals] [Aeon]
... cometary protoplanet Venus. (4 ) Just as Velikovsky obtained Weizmann's support for institutionalizing Simon's old scholarly pursuits, Weizmann apparently revitalized Velikovsky to resume Simon's old Zionist goals as well. On March 8, 1939, Weizmann thanked Velikovsky for his concern during the unsuccessful London negotiations of February and March: I must apologize for having been so long in writing to thank you for your very kind telegram of encouragement. You can imagine how overwhelmed I have been lately with urgent work. But I would like to send you a word of sincere thanks and appreciation for your assurance of sympathy and support in the crucial hours through which we are now living. It is only the knowledge that behind ...
77. The Velikovsky Affair [Books] [de Grazia books]
... present book. I would not go as far as some commentators in saying that the books brought the great controversy to life when the cause seemed lost; my concept of history is more Tolstoian. Still, the response to the issue was immediate. Eric Larrabee, a publicist, who had a long-standing contract with the Doubleday Company publishers to write a book on the subject, was spurred to publish an article in Harper's magazine about the Velikovsky case. The American Behavioral Scientist issue was expanded, with new contributions by Juergens and Stecchini, and published by University Books two years later. (In the present edition, Dr Stecchini has revised and added much new material to his contributions ...
78. The Two Sargons and Their Successors (Part II) [Journals] [Aeon]
... , is indisputable proof that the Akkadians and the Assyrians were one and the same. They both spoke and wrote the same language. It is not, however, as simple as that. The Akkadians were a Semitic people who adopted the cuneiform script of the Sumerians, or whatever Heinsohn wishes to call them, to express their language in writing. The Assyrians were also Semites, and they continued to express their language in writing through the utilisation of the same cuneiform script. Because the bulk of the first published inscriptions from Mesopotamia were those unearthed in Assyrian localities, their language was, by universal consent, at first called Assyrian. Subsequent studies then revealed that the Assyrians, ...
79. Tree Symbols [Books]
... existence the cedar and from its water (sap) the cedar oil. When Shu and Tefunt weep copiously the water, which falls from their eyes upon the ground, grows. Thus came into existence the plants which produce incense. The" tree of life "from which the dead received nourishment in Paradise was the sycamore fig. Maspero writes regarding this tree in the Memphite nome and the Letopolite nome, which were inhabited by " detached doubles "of the goddesses Nut and Hathor: These combined districts were known as the "Land of the Sycamore", a name afterwards extended to the City of Memphis; and their sacred trees are worshipped at the present day both by ...
80. Chapter 3 Astronomical Sothic Dating [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... this method in the deep past, and also about its accuracy. According to James: "The key Sothic date for the Middle Kingdom is provided by two papyrus fragments found at el-Lahun, dated to year 7 of an unnamed pharaoh, but reasonably attributed to Senusret III [Sesostris III] on paleographic grounds [studying the particular form of writing used at a certain period or even of a particular scribe whose handwriting can be recognized the way modern handwriting is recognized today]. This document does not give the beginning of a Sothic cycle, but a calendar date for the rising of Sirius, which can be 4 Rose, Sun, Moon, and Sothis, op. cit ...
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