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All religions promise a reward ... for excellences of the will or heart, but none for excellences of the head or understanding. - Arthur Schopenhauer

What is equally as certain is that religions punish those that challenge their sacred cows and shibboleths. - Site author Michael Armstrong

Enshrined Ignorance
Updated: 12/26/2020

Immanuel Velikovsky had a marked effect and profound influence upon the modern man who is NOT ignorant by the definition provided below The capstone of his life work was not his remarkable presentation of planetary catastrophe in ancient times, nor his attempt to justify and present a shortened BCE chronology, nor his re-introduction of electrical forces into cosmology, astrophysics and geology, but was rather his seminal work in the field of psychology published in several articles in various journals and especially in his book Mankind in Amnesia.

He and his followers elucidated and chronicled the devastating effect of global astral catastrophe upon ancient man leading to a universal and ongoing psychological destabilization of the human race. His contemporary psychological philosophers--Freud, Jung, Adler, Rank, etc.--are considered as giants in this new field of "soul science" and they were noting the disturbing patterns in the psyche of Man, but they were largely just guessing at the root cause. Freud found his explanation in the early traumas of the individual life, while Jung concocted his on a foundation of universal archetypes ostensibly found in the collective unconscious.

Premise: Modern Man is living in a kind of unacknowledged Orwellian dystopia of "dumbspeak" by accepting and using important spiritual or philosophical key words and terms that have drifted from their original meaning, and their clarity or sharp definition has become confused (with melting) and blurred if not lost.

Sometimes words have even come to mean the opposite of their original intended meaning, and sometimes a crucial aspect or dimension has been buried by the common vernacular. Examples are legion, but I will offer two that are prime: the first is is the word ignore, with its cognates ignorance, and ignorant, and the second is the word hypocrisy and its cognates hypocrite and hypocritical.

Pay attention!

These definitions cannot be found anywhere else, but they are the genuine and legitimate ones:

Ignore (ig nor') vt. 1. To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider. [Commentary: Note that there is a component of will in the meaning of this word]

Ignorance (ig' nar ans) n. 1. The condition or quality of being willfully ignorant or refusing to consider salient information or pertinent issues.
[Commentary: Note that the original pronunciation of this word was probably (ig nor' ans), which brings out the subconscious or conscious refusal to consider pertinent issues or information]

Ignorant (ig nar' ant) adj. 1. Having little or no inclination to become aware of, nor willingness to consider salient information or pertinent issues. Not the same as unaware.
[Commentary: Note that the original pronunciation of this word was probably (ig nor' ent), which brings out the subconscious or conscious unwillingness to consider pertinent information]

Hypocrisy n: this is a compound word from Greek hypo, meaning below, underneath, or lacking in, and Greek krisis, meaning distinction, discrimination, judgment, decision, or critical thinking. Far more fundamental than inconsistency, it literally means inauthentic behavior, thinking, or especially belief operating below or lacking in critical judgment.[1]

Hypocrite n: This ancient Greek word was always used to denote an actor or puppet, because these performers are not portraying genuine or natural communication but SCRIPTED and controlled content. Many times in various plays a character is designed to portray a fool, naif or miscreant. Thus the word hypocrite means not using your natural and legitimate judgment or critical thinking while defaulting to a common failing narrative or prevailing false mindset!

The following is just a small sample of significant questions leading to information that our religious and cultural educational agencies fail to enlighten us with. Get the picture? After reading the questions and the supporting material, ask yourself if these did not plow the ground of your current knowledge a little, loosen your belief system, and challenge your paradigm a little.

Caveat:
If you don't know these things or why they are true, you should be listening more and expounding less!

  1. Do you know that galactic rotation is axial, wherein the parts–stars and globular clusters–revolve around the galactic axis, and do NOT revolve around the galaxy's center of mass? See: Galactic Rotation
  2. Do you know that Jesus, the masthead of the world's largest and most influential religion, defines sin, not as violation of "God given" fiat law, not as bad behavior, but as missing the mark in terms of concept or understanding of God? See: Translation Issues and Sin Paradigm
  3. Do you know why the Mayans smashed massive amounts of pottery on the top of some of their pyramids?
  4. Do you know why there is a profound difference between the concept of a creator and the concept of a God that is seldom if ever appreciated nor dealt with? See: Site Approach and Article on Something Meaningful
  5. Do you know that there is not one but 3 different types of photosynthesis–C3, C4 and CAM–in the plant kingdom, and that they were introduced at different times in the geo-history of the earth? See: Sequence of Earth Life Forms
  6. Do you know why the city of Rome was first known as "Saturnia" and why the first temple built was the temple of Saturn? See: Ancient Saturn Worship
  7. Do you know that the words of Jesus, "Take up your cross and follow me" should be translated as "Pull up your tethering stake and follow me", wherein tethering stake refers not to a commitment to suffering but to being tied down with the trappings–forms and spiritual influences–of the old paradigm or religion? See: "take up cross fallacy"
  8. Do you know that most if not all Ancient populations worshipped the planet Saturn as God or the chief God in the pantheon, and do you know why? See: Saturn-Jupiter-Mythology
  9. Do you know that Satan and the Devil did not have the same origin or meaning and referent? That there is no "Devil" in the Old Testament, and why? Do you know the origin of the "devil" concept? See: The Devil and Satan
  10. Do you know that Sanskrit is a root language for English? So much so that a speaker of Sanskrit and one of English could find enough common ground to begin to talk with each other
  11. Do you know the history of Bible canon development? See: Canon Information and Editing the Bible and Inventing the Bible-Talmud.
  12. Do you know that the word "religion" originally meant binding people together again with logic? See: Key Term Definitions - Religion
  13. Do you know that electricity powers the formation and function of tornadoes, waterspouts, hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons?  See: Electrostatic and Electrodynamic Tornado Factors, Electric Waterspouts, Electric Tornadoes and Electric Hurricanes
  14. Do you know that belief is the wellspring for feelings and behavior? That without proper belief, one cannot have proper feelings and behavior? See: Faith and Belief
  15. Do you know that essentially all ancient populations worshipped "the Bull of Heaven" and why? See: Misc Ancient Myth Material
  16. Do you know that modern geological theory was devised as a reaction to the heavy handed non-scientific creationism dogma of the Church of England, and was formulated by armchair activists that weren't even geologists? See: Origin of Modern Geology
  17. Do you know that the average human female menstruation cycle is tied to the lunar month of 29.5 days, and that this was not so during the Golden Age? See: Saturn-Jupiter Material
  18. Do you know that Italy was first known as the land of Saturn, and that the Latins considered themselves to be the children of Saturn? "Be not unaware," Virgil writes, "that the Latins are Saturn's race, righteous not by bond or laws, but self-controlled of their own free will and by the custom of their ancient god."
  19. Do you know that the early Israelites considered themselves to be the "children of Saturn?
  20. Do you know that the first Christian martyr was killed by his contemporaries because he denounced the prevailing religion as being just Saturn worship? See: Sanctuary was Moloch's Tent
  21. Do you know that Globular Clusters are groups or "bubbles" of stars within galaxies that maintain their structure wherein the internal stars are stationary and just remain in place seemingly oblivious to and in defiance of the force of gravity? See: Globular Clusters
  22. Are you aware that we most often make our ethical decisions not between what is good and what is bad, but between the lesser of the two evils? See: Definition of Life
  23. Do you know that "When NBC featured Forbidden Archeology in its 1996 program The Mysterious Origins of Man, hosted by Charlton Heston, establishment scientists lobbied the FCC to fine NBC for airing this opposing view"?![*]
  24. Do you realize that even though it is universally believed by Christians that the term "Hosanna" is a term of praise, it is NOT, but is actually an emphatic demand which means "Save us NOW!"
  25. Are you aware that the universe does NOT exist in time, but that time exists in the universe? See: Definition of Time
  26. Do you know that while the Originator may have created the beginning of the physical universe, it is unfathomable that any agency worthy of the term God created the predatory competition system that we find earth's nature to be today? See: Violence of Nature, Source of Creativity and Meaning of Evolution
  27. Do you know what is the most powerful religion in the world? See: Scientism Religion and The Modern Mythology

A little learning is a dangerous thing;           
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; 
Their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
 Pope

  1. Do you know that the multifarious languages on Earth did NOT develop gradually, nor devolve from a language that "God" gave humans, nor even from a mother tongue? See: Linguistic Development and Linguistic Roots
  2. Are you aware that translations of ancient languages suffer from over-specification? For instance, the word for fluid is translated as water, when often fluid plasma is indicated. And the word translated as "language" would better be translated as communicational system.
  3. Do you know that the Neanderthal are now generally considered as a race of homo sapiens?
  4. Are you aware that there is preserved tropical vegetation and life forms beneath the ice cap of Antarctica? Do you understand the implications of this? See: Antarctic Fossil Questions
  5. Do you know that some Bibles say, "Thou shalt commit adultery" as the seventh commandment?  See: https://infogalactic.com/info/Wicked_Bible
  6. Do you know that the summit of Mt. Everest, ostensibly the highest elevation on Earth, is composed of marine limestone? Do you understand the obvious implications of this? See: https://infogalactic.com/info/Mount_Everest#Geology
  7. Do you know that Christianity is founded mostly on the concepts of Peter and Paul, not on what Jesus taught, and most importantly, founded contrary to what is in the eyewitness Gospel of John?  See:  Christendom's Twin Pillars and Subversion of Christianity and Christendom Idolatry
  8. Do you know that Jesus indicated that when he departed there would not be belief of the truth on the Earth? See: Luke 18:8 "However, with the Son of man passing, will he really find faith [πίστιν] on the earth? Evidently not!" (Commentary - The phrase in question is asked in a Greek rhetorical mode where the answer is always negative, hence "obviously not" is built in and the " Evidently not!" has been added to give the true meaning of the text in English.)
  9. Do you know the essential difference between Protestantism and Catholicism? For Protestants, the Bible is the "Word of God" and they think the J-person has put his stamp of approval on this idea. For Catholics, the J-person has put his stamp of approval upon the understandings and dogmas promulgated by the disciples headed by Peter, and the Pope is the latest in a long line of God-appointed authorities, infallible when he is speaking ex cathedra. See:  Reformation
  10. Do you have any idea of why firstborns are twice as likely to be virgins at 21 than later-born children?
  11. Are you aware that the evidence shows that Augustine circa 400 CE seems to be the first person in all of recorded history to fully embrace self consciousness or to achieve a higher level of self identity. Do you have any idea of why? See: Loss & Recovery of Self-Consciousness
  12. Do you know that the phrase "kingdom of heaven" in the Gospels should be translated as "kingship of the heavens", and why? See: Kingship of the Heavens
  13. Are you aware that the universe does NOT exist in space, but that space or volume exists in the universe? See: Nature and Definition of Space
  14. Do you know that Jesus said that if you fast and pray you will bring sin unto yourself, and why he said this? See: Sin of Fasting/Praying - Thomas 6,14,104
  15. Do you know that the opposite of love is not hate but indifference? See: Meaning and Existentialism
  16. Are you aware that the words "Ecclesia", "Parousia" and "Apocalypse" are seriously mis-defined and misunderstood by modern Christendom? See: Ecclesia Definition and Parousia, Apocalypse Definitions
  17. Do you know that Jesus told us what he wants from us in the strongest possible terms, and it isn't what you think? See: Thoughts on Unity
  18. Do you know about the five categories of knowledge and their descending level of validity and certainty? See: Knowledge Categories
  19. Are you aware that when Christmas carolers sing "Noel" they are actually singing a word that means "No God"!
  20. Do you know that in every normal human being the bicameral brain-mind is the seat of not one but two distinct forms of consciousness? See: Jaynes-Bicameral Mind and Bicameral Mind Paradigm
  21. Are you aware that Jesus at the last advised his followers to literally buy and carry the lethal weapon of the day? See: Synoptic Text Combination - Luke 22:35-38
  22. Do you know the profound difference between ethics and morality? See: Ethics versus Morality
  23. Are you aware that the disaster known as the "Great Chicago Fire" burned an area about half the size of Oregon, wiped out the town of Peshtigo, with its population of about 2000 all killed, 200 miles away, and was caused by a piece of a comet? Nobody knows the total that died in that phenomenon. See: Great Chicago Fire I, Great Chicago Fire II and Great Chicago Fire III
  24. Do you know what are the 3 levels of volition? See: Free Will Article, Levels of Volition and Human Volition
  25. Are you aware that Meteor Crater in Arizona was NOT excavated by a meteor impact? See: Meteor Crater
  26. Do you know what is the most fundamental and unquestioned theological assumption that is held in common by almost all religions? See: Truth Barriers
  27. Do you know that the "Big Bang" theory is primarily a religious one? See: Religious Big Bang, Big Bang "Science" and The Fingers of God
  28. Are you aware that the eyewitness Gospel writer John says 4 times in the first 3 chapters that the J-person's ministry on earth was a failure at that time? See: 4 Laments on the Failure
  29. Do you know that radiometric dating (carbon 14, potassium-argon, etc.) is generally and usually invalid? In 1986, lava came out of Mt. St. Helens volcano.  In 1997, five samples of the lava flow were analyzed and dated by the method of radioisotope (potassium - argon method to be exact) : the result was not only that contemporary events were dated differently, but that the actual date (just 11 years later) yielded dates ranging from less than half a million years to almost 3 million years. The maximum percentage error committed in this "measurement" is about 2,000,000,000% , two billion percent! Try not laughing at the thought that ancient fossils are dated using this "advanced scientific technique."
  30. Are you aware that the entire structure of Protestant theology hinges upon 3 fundamental assumptions, which are among many others? See: Common Theological Assumptions
  31. Do you know that the celestial power invoked by the world's first religions as the "sun" god is not the body we call our sun today. See: The Central, Polar Sun I
  32. Are you aware that the Grand Canyon in the SW USA is a giant electric arc scar on a huge raised discharge blister ridge known as a fulgamite? The canyon was probably scoured out, or Electric Discharge Machined out of layered underlying material hundreds of thousands of years old, in less than 20 minutes. See: Origin of Grand Canyon and Origin of Grand Canyon II
  33. Do you know that there is another canyon a few hundred miles away in NW Mexico, machined out by the same type electric discharge machining (EDM) process, and that it is about 4 times as big as the Grand Canyon? See: https://infogalactic.com/info/Copper_Canyon
  34. Do you know that "ring nebulae" visible in space are not really rings but only look like rings when we are staring down the barrel of hourglass-shaped Birkeland currents feeding the electric stars? See: Nature of Ring Nebula
  35. Are you aware that the ancient empire of Rome existed right alongside a sometimes more powerful empire, the empire of Parthia, to which they generally lost the wars and battles? See: https://infogalactic.com/info/Parthia
  36. Do you know that Thomas Edison spent his late years in courtrooms involved in legal suits instead of being in his laboratory? It wasn’t pretty –he fought against AC power with deception because his was DC.
  37. Are you aware that not only is Christendom divided into Catholicism and Protestantism but increasingly and more importantly is divided into quite disparate "Northern" and "Southern" versions? See: Religious Diversity
  38. Do you know that hourglass-shaped or conical shaped nebulae may actually be the norm, showing the diffuse electrical current necked down on and feeding the stars with energy? See: Wings of a Butterfly and Impossible Cosmology
  39. Are you aware that in the star and crescent symbol for Islam, the star represents Mars inside the cusps of the golden crescent backdrop of Saturn?
  40. Do you know why in about 20 common modern Indo-European languages the word for "night" is always the contraction of "no eight"? And why? See: The "No Eight" Pattern
  41. Are you aware that there are now over 7000 human languages and dialects?
  42. Dan you consider that arguably the best explanation for the sudden, explosive proliferation of different languages in the ancient times was the breakdown of the bicameral mind consciousness and concomitant loss of telepathy?
  43. Do you realize that modern academia remains in ignorance and even suppresses the catastrophic Saturnian reconstruction of ancient times? See: The Modern Ignorance of the Saturnian Reconstruction
  44. Do you know why Jonathan Swift wrote: "When Saturn ruled the sky alone, that Golden Age of gold unknown"? See: The Golden Age Myth and The Golden Age
  45. Are you aware that E=mc^2 was advanced in 1875 by Samuel Tolver Preston in his book, The Physics of Ether? He even predicted atomic energy.
  46. Do you realize that in the fields of geology and archeology, findings in primary reports from the actual field scientists are filtered out in the published material for the public–such as magazine articles and textbooks–if it doesn't fit the current fashionable paradigm?
  47. Do you know how dolphins and porpoises–mammals that live in the water yet need to breathe air–manage to sleep, and the implications of this?
  48. How many people know that the word "ark" derives from a root that, in more than one language, translates into an ancient name for Saturn?
  49. Do you know WHY the Hebrew word for "face" comes from the verb "to turn, spin or rotate"?
  50. Do you realize that our human eyes–because of limited retinal area and the foveal area, a blind spot–along with continuous blinking and darting, actually capture minimal data. The brain does a massive amount of interpolation, projection and integration, and thus most of what we "see" happens in the brain and the mind?
  51. Do you know that there are 887 large stone Moai statues on Easter or Rapa Nui Island in the Pacific ocean, and these don't represent ancestors but rather the ancient humanoid form seen in the ancient Saturnian sky?
  52. Are you aware that the 150 most popular and photographed Moai show just the upright head with a red hat representing Mars, where the rest of the body is buried in several meters of stratified ground on the slope of one of the three volcanoes on the island?
  53. Do you know that Easter Island is a rich area for petrographs of about 1000 sites with a combined total of about 4000 carvings showing the ancient plasma instability forms seen in the ancient sky?
  54. Do you know that some of the small carved wooden figurines of gaunt, lanky entities on Easter island, called Mo'ai Kavakava for males and Mo'ai Paepae for females, have features of the plasma instability "squatter man", comparable to the Tiki idols and petroglyphs found around the world? See: Memories of Squatter Man, Chinese Longevity Symbol, Astral Origin of Symbols
  55. Are you aware that retro-calculating lunar and solar eclipses is completely invalid beyond a few hundred years ago?
  56. Do you understand why it is unreasonable to date the many pyramids around the world as being widely apart in age?
  57. Are you aware that the number of centuries in the CE time period is most probably around 13 instead of 20?
  58. According to historian Jeffrey Burton Russell "with extraordinary few exceptions no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the Earth was flat."
  59. Do you know that according to the work of John Gottman and Robert Levenson, who closely studied the effects of negativity with couples, the suggested ratio is 5:1, meaning that for every negative encounter, there should be a minimum of five positive ones to counterbalance the effects of the first?
  60. Do you know that there are at least 17 clearly defined physical senses instead of the prominent five?
  61. Do you know that there is ample evidence that the early humans on the earth did not see the color blue, probably not because they couldn't see it but because blue light did not reach the earth.
  62. Are you aware that both the Nazca desert markings in Peru and the serpentine mounds in the Ohio River Valley look as though they had been designed for aerial viewing?

"But actually, any mention of the humourous sides of all this (the dating quagmire) is also semi-spurious. If the available information is as bad as I suggest..., the situation is more or less, culturally tragic. It remains odd that pro-Velikovskians seem not to perceive the ironies of this. The evolutionists burst ecclesiastical immutability in geology, the catastrophists attempt to burst assumptions of geological gradualism. Cosmology becomes highly mathematical, mankind sets foot on the moon and sends probes to Mars and beyond... but Prehistory remains enigmatic; ignorance seems to win." - Dan Bymes, The Velikovsky Debate: Finding a Date for Exodus, 1997

A short, hard-hitting exposé of the Global Warming scam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA5sGtj7QKQ

[1] See: Hypocrisy Analysis

[*] quote taken from Human Devolution, Joan D'Arc interviews Michael Cremo.

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