This world is a comedy to those who think, a
tragedy to those who feel. - Horace Walpole
It may be necessary to synthesize a much broader and therefore more
productive paradigm in order to understand what has been and is really going
on in this bizarre and hostile reality in which we find ourselves.
One of the basic problems we as catastrophists have, especially those of us
that are "Saturnian Reconstructionists," 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 gradualistic or uniformitarian
paradigm that are clearly incompatible with the catastrophic Saturn
reconstruction scenario, while they ignore pieces that would falsify their
An example of this is where an erstwhile contemplator of the Saturn myth
reconstruction considers the ostensible evidence of Saturn hovering
motionless over their pole as observed by ancient people in the Southern
hemisphere at the same time ancient people in the Northern hemisphere are
seeing Saturn residing over their pole. Clearly something is wrong and the
establishment default position is to denounce the new paradigm as
ridiculous. The answer of course is to realize that during the "Golden
age" Saturn was over the northern pole, but there was also a plasmoid
over the southern pole that gave off harmful radiation.
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."
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 Kronia 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 acrimony, insults and
confusing babble in which it is now drowning.
I propose the following incomplete list of sub-paradigms--many to which
DURING/AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE (GA)
I. Life Origins and modifications
A. Man and some other original forms of life were designed for and
introduced into a benevolent environment known as the GA by some
B. Man is genetically the most stable lifeform (against evolutionary
drift or catastrophically induced structural/species change)
II. Cosmology/Solar System structure/Saturn Scenario
A. Polar alignment of Earth, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and probably
Uranus and Neptune
1. Earth, Mars, Venus very close to each other and Saturn
2. Saturn covers 30-35 degree arc in the sky
3. Saturn significantly more massive, and dim golden light/infrared source for Earth
4. Field of Gravity attenuated to less than 50% 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 environement 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
literally sun worship, and "sun worshipping" ancient man may have done
essentially nothing more and nothing less.)
C. Saturn catastrophe concurrent with great deluge/ice age/breakup of Pangea
1. Addition to Earth of large amounts of salt and ice/water
III. Electrical Universe
A. Stars powered by electrical field potential differences
B. Universe primarily plasma
1. Physical universe phenomena needs to be understood in terms of
plasma properties and laws.
IV. Anthropological/Psychological issues
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 redundant and not serving it's intended purpose
B. During GA the non-self-consciousness mind was part of the collective
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/control the structure of the polar
alignment/benevolent environment and doing something to destabilize the
Polar alignment and cause the breakdown of GA
D. The collective consciousness fragmented and humans had to begin the
process of relying on their own individual intelligence/consiousness and
to develop primitve abilities to communicate and cooperate.
1. Mankind went from a state of 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 bronze
a. the timespan 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. Dating methods that give dates for
much of anything except the basic molecular material are in error.
B. Traditional historical chronologies need to be shortened
VI. Geological issues
A. One continent (Pangea) phase-locked facing Saturn with arch-typal
mountain in center or on pole.
1. Rest of Earth inhospitable Netherworld(shallow water?)
VII. Post GA or Historical Catastrophism
A. Some modified version of Velikovsky/Patten Venus/Mars serial flyby
VIII. Astro-physical issues
A. Red-shift relating to time and distance is out.
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 Field Paradigm
There is a fair amount of
speculation/conjecture in some of the above but there are also
powerful reasons for such: so forgive me for "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 some
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 Comprehensive Paradigm (CP).
As to the mechanics, we could simply E-mail the upgraded document/pieces
back and forth for a while. Since we are near in time to the Portland
Conference and I will be extremely busy until then, it will be all right if
I don't hear from you before then. Looking forward to seeing you in January.
PS 11-27-96 I have added to this each day and now am finally going to send
it. On 11-24-96 Jan Sammer posted:
"Julian Jaynes has had a formative influence on my thinking for the last
twenty years; one of the things that convinced me that he's on the right
track was the fact that I could find loads of additional evidence for
his thesis wherever I looked. I hope Lynn Rose will forgive me for
disclosing that in an unpublished ms. he seeks to reinterpret the
evidence gathered by Jaynes to posit a humanity with a common
consciousness that was broken up by the catastrophes."