“In the first century before the common era, the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily, after recording that the Chaldeans asserted that the planets change their velocities and periods of time, says: “These stars exert the greatest influence for both good and evil upon the nativity of men; and it is chiefly from the nature of these planets and the study of them that they know what is in store for mankind.””<
Evidence of past planetary catastrophe resurfacing in human memory can be seen in events beginning in the first century BC. This period has been called the apocryphal age. This century and the one that followed it were filled with portent. This occurred roughly 700 years after the last grave earth catastrophes that kicked off the Iron Age.
Gunnar Heinsohn, in his excellent book, “The Creation of the Gods,” translated from German by Anne-Marie deGrazia, is full of insights on the significance of Bronze Age blood sacrifices, a profound mystery to this day. In this article, I use the term
The question of proof is always foremost in our minds. We want the facts and we want them understandable. If we aren’t able to comprehend them, we want an informed, trusted person to confirm the proof for us. That’s often good enough for us to form a belief.
When we look into the alt-story of the wayward planets that Velikovsky introduced to Science and the public in 1950, did he provide sufficient proof?
Central to a reconstruction of ancient planetary history is the acknowledgement of the primacy of the planet Saturn. This has come about through comparative mythology studies, and in modern times has been promulgated by Dave Talbott in his book, The Saturn Myth, published in 1980. This important detective work and its later iterations by other scholars have furthered an understanding of a planetary arrangement com