All truth passes through three stages. First, it is
ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third,
it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer
Problem of Paradigm Lockout
One of the basic problems we
as catastrophists have, especially those of us that are "Saturnists," is
that of paradigm lockout. This is where pieces of the old paradigm that
are almost universally accepted but are incorrect preclude or lockout
consideration of pieces of a new or more correct paradigm. The
scientific establishment is constantly throwing up such pieces of the
gradualist or uniformitarian paradigm that are clearly incompatible
with the catastrophic Saturn scenario.
An example of this is where an
erstwhile contemplator of the Saturn myth reconstruction considers the
ostensible evidence of something hovering motionless over the north pole as
observed by ancient people in the Southern hemisphere at the same time
ancient people in the Northern hemisphere were seeing Saturn residing
over their pole. Clearly something is unusual or not understood, and the establishment
default position is to denounce the new paradigm as ridiculous. One of the
proposed answers of course is that during the "Golden age" there was
only the one continent of Pangea facing Saturn as it presided over the
one pole that was visible to all. Geologists generally understand that
at some time in the past there was a single continent that drifted apart
into the present arrangement via the mechanism of "continental drift."
However, this clearly would require the "millyuns and billyuns" of years
they are so fond of and in so critical need of in their amnesiacal state
of denial and their deep-seated emotional reaction to fundamental
"buy-a-bull thumping." Thankfully, there is a different answer that has
not been widely explicated yet.
What I am proposing is that we
collaborate and see if we can't come up with all or most of the new
pieces necessary to synthesize a coherent, integrated and more
comprehensive paradigm that addresses most of the lockout issues, and
when taken as a whole would preclude the above referenced paradigm
lockout. I propose further that, if we can agree on a somewhat
comprehensive core of pieces, we present the outline of the total
paradigm in a list of the pieces and ask the Intersect discussion group to
consider it. Those that generally agree with most of the paradigm we
would ask to primarily support and substantiate, but also to criticize
and modify the pieces that are in their particular field of interest or
expertise. Those that generally disagree with the overall paradigm we
would ask to just not be involved at all. This I think would be a
positive and constructive focus and "team effort" to further our
collective understanding, harmony and identity, something that the
discussion group needs in order not to sink further into the sea of
I propose the following list of paradigm "bones"--many of which Velikovsky
provided--to which I would be pleased for you to add to, and to
DURING/AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE (GA)
I. Life Origins and modifications
A. The physical form of humans and some other
original forms of life were designed for and introduced into a
benevolent environment known as the GA by some intelligent agency
B. Man is genetically the
most stable life form (against evolutionary drift or catastrophically
induced structural/species change)
II. Cosmology/Solar System structure/Saturn Scenario
A. Venus was fissioned out of Saturn when the Saturnian system
of Earth, Mars and other moon satellites of Saturn came into contact with
the solar heliopause. Saturn lost a fair portion of its charge. Polar
alignment of Earth, Mars, Venus, Saturn lined up at that time. The
aligned planets were enshrouded in an opaque plasma sheath as they
spiraled toward the solar equator, and intersected it somewhere in the
vicinity of Jupiter's orbit. Interaction with Jupiter broke up the
alignment, and the earth temporarily became a satellite of Jupiter
before that arrangement was broken. The various planets involved began
settling into the plane of the ecliptic, but some had intersecting
elliptical orbits before the interplanetary discharge circularized these to non-interacting.
1. Earth, Mars, Venus very close to each other and Saturn during the alignment.
2. Saturn covers approx. 60° arc in the sky
3. Saturn was significantly more
massive and dim golden light/infrared source for Earth before and during the alignment.
4. Field of Gravity attenuated to less than 25% of today's value.
B. Insofar as all one can
ultimately ask of "God" is to provide a spiritually and physically
benevolent environment for the sustenance and enhancement of life,
Saturn WAS god in the material sense for all ancient people by
virtue of providing the physically benevolent or benign environment on Earth.
(Worship is the giving of credit for the origin, but more especially the
sustenance and enhancement of life, and today everyone "knows" and
science reinforces the idea that the sun is the self sustaining source
for all the energy necessary for both. This is tantamount to sun worship
and "sun worshipping" ancient man may have done little more
than anthropomorphizing this plasma energy source in the sky.
C. Saturn catastrophe was concurrent with great deluge/ice age.
1. Addition to Earth of large
amounts of salt and ice/water
III. Electric Universe
A. Stars powered by intra-galactic
Birkeland currents necking down on them.
B. Universe overwhelmingly composed of plasma, and powered by Birkeland currents.
1. Physical universe
phenomena needs to be understood in terms of plasma properties and laws.
IV. Anthropological/Psychological issues/Bicameral Brain-Mind
A. Each human has literally
two complete and distinct minds supported by two connected but distinct
brains or brain hemispheres
1. One mind is currently the
seat of Self-identity/Self-consciousness, the other is now largely
dis-functional and somewhat redundant, and not serving it's intended purpose.
Some relatively "normal" humans have been born with only one hemisphere
B. During the Golden Age the
non-self-consciousness mind was part of the collective consciousness
1. Each human had a "public"
mind accessible to everyone on the mental network, and a private mind
with a download/upload choice filter between.
C. Collectively the human
race was super-intelligent and capable of feats that are currently
largely beyond our imagination. This may even have been on the order of
being able to tend or control the trajectory and environment of the
pre-alignment Saturn system. We can speculate that it was simple
irresponsibility to allow the system to drift into an environment that
would destabilize its Edenic environment and cause the breakdown of the Golden Age.
D. The collective
consciousness fragmented and became dis-functional. Isolated pockets of humans
around the globe had to begin the process of relying on their own
individual intelligence/consciousness and to develop
primitive abilities to communicate with sound symbol languages.
1. Mankind went from a state
of food gathering with no need for sleep or shelter, having no
need for primitive tool oriented technology, to having
suddenly the whole ecology and world structure and social system break
down, and consequently started our tool oriented technology from scratch
using stone first, and then, after developing enough structure and
numbers to support it, went to a metallurgic technology, etc.
a. The time span for the most
advanced segments of the world population for going through the various
"material" ages was a few hundred years each for the stone and bronze ages.
V. Chronological issues
A. Essentially everything
local to the Earth that we know anything about took place less than 10,000 years ago.
B. Traditional historical chronologies need to be shortened significantly.
VI. Geological issues
A. Earth was
phase-locked with north facing Saturn and with material drawn up from the
northern region to create the "world mountain".
1. Southern hemisphere (Netherworld) largely inhospitable, with
overhead source of lethal radiation.
VII. Post Golden Age/Historical Catastrophism
A. Some modified version of
Velikovsky/Patten Venus/Mars serial flyby catastrophes
VIII. Astrophysical issues
A. Red-shift relating to time and distance has been falsified..
IX. Other Related or Supporting Paradigms
A. Holographic Universe
Paradigm (I can say much about the merits of this paradigm for resolving
some of the knottiest issues, not only in theoretical physics a la David
Bohm, but in regard to some of the mysteries related to the human mind
and the nature of reality and the human potential to dramatically change it.)
B. Morpho-genetic Resonance Field Paradigm
This is far from exhaustive of
all I could suggest. There is a fair amount of speculation/conjecture in some
of the above but there are also powerful reasons for such
"reaching." Maybe we could give a temporary and simple
grade rating to the various parts of the overall paradigm, such as (1)
necessary/crucial and we are essentially confident in it (2) seemingly
necessary/crucial and we have fair confidence in it (3) Maybe
necessary/crucial and we have some reasons for suggesting it (4)
Interesting and stimulating, but seemingly not necessary to the support
of the Saturnian Reconstruction scenario or paradigm.