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Immanuel Velikovsky called this book the “fulfillment of his oath of Hippocrates – to serve humanity.” In this book he returns to his roots as a psychologist and. Drawing on the works of Freud and Jung, and on historical records, Velikovsky maintains the theory that mankind’s self-destructive tendencies are an expression . Mankind in Amnesia by Immanuel Velikovsky, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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He quotes from the Old and New Testament and from the writings of Plato with equal ease; he delves into ancient Egyptian mythology as comfortably as ancient Greek mythology.

Vincent Anderson rated it it was amazing May 03, It is repressed because of an unwitting decision to block out the terror of catastrophe. The jacket is price clipped with light edge wear but otherwise complete and untorn. Tight and clean with sharp corners.

Want to Read saving…. New York, New York, U. Similarly, the geological catastrophist school of Buckland and Cuvier, that dominated the early 19th century, was swept aside celikovsky Darwin and Lyell, the founders of evolutionary science.

Mankind in Amnesia by Immanuel Velikovsky

His ideas are radical and revolutionary. He quotes Darkness by Lord Byron and says it is the spontaneous outpour of the repressed memories present in every human, Lord Byron in this case. Indeed, society and the individual is being subordinated to and aligned with certain abstract “scientific” principles. The standards and methods mabkind modern science are based strongly on objectivity and all that which is objectifiable while eliminating categorically all that is subjective.


A journey through history, immanuep, mythology and art shows the overall range of the collective trauma and gives us – the patients – a message of extraordinary urgency and importance for the future. But they cannot stand if there is not enough proof to support them. Ed Conroy Bookseller Published: Lists with This Book. Refresh and try again. Oct 02, Clivemichael rated it liked it Shelves: A journey through history, religion, mythology and art shows the overall range of the collective trauma and gives us – the patients – a message of extraordinary urgency and importance for the future.

No ink names, bookplates, velijovsky. Mild edgewear to dust jacket which is now in protective mylar. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He also proposed a revised chronology for ancient Egypt, Greece, Israel and other cultures of the ancient Near East. Ships with Tracking Number! However, in his zeal, Velikovsky ends up mankond such crude examples and tries to find forced patterns in such areas where, quite clearly, none exist, that the quality of the narrative nosedives into absurdity, almost amnesiac of the quality of the previous chapters.

Heavy wear to cover. Tim rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting.

Mankind In Amnesia

Hence we may look forward with some confidence to a secure future of great length. Nonetheless, his books often sold well and gained an enthusiastic support in lay circles, often fuelled by claims of unfair treatment for Velikovsky by orthodox academia.


Paul Swearingen rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Which questions are to be studied? Paris Allier rated it really liked it Jan 30, Peter Lancett rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Which methods are considered admissible for research? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It is boring and full of pseudo- un scientific crap. As a result, the knowledge of the happenings could only be passed down orally and thus took the form of legends over the centuries.

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Mankind in Amnesia

Mankind in Amnesia Subtitle: In Fear and Trembling. When, due to unconscious or undetected inner processes, a scientist excludes from scientific research certain areas anesia life – or broaches these only with disproportionately great restrictions, or even denies their existence or importance altogether from a scientific point of view, then science itself takes damage and its importance and credibility for society is greatly diminished.

Immanuel Velikovsky called this book the “fulfillment of his oath of Hippocrates – to serve humanity. It stays consistent within its boundaries but the moment it steps out to be scrutinised, it stands absolutely no amnfsia. Errata sheet laid in.

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