Velikovsky Immanuel - Recollections of a Fallen Sky Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia


Author : Velikovsky Immanuel
Title : Recollections of a Fallen Sky Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia Papers presented at the University of Lethbridge
Year : 1974

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FOREWORD. On Saturday afternoon 11 May 1974, the University of Lethbridge conferred upon Immanuel Velikovsky the honourary degree of Doctor of Arts and Science in recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of his scholarship. In awarding this degree the University was recognizing a world famous scholar whose work epitomizes the ideology of the University: that interdisciplinary studies have value. For two day preceding the convocation ceremony, the University was host to an international symposium which attracted delegates from the Pacific Northwestern region of the United States and from six Canadian provinces. This Symposium, with the theme Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia, examined aspects of Velikovsky’s synthesis centering on the Humanities and Social Sciences. The papers presented in this volume are revised versions of the papers originally presented at the Symposium and from the first collection of papers on the subject of cultural Amnesia since Velikovsky introduced the topic in Worlds in Collision 1. The papers have been examined by other experts in the field concerned, criticisms were collected, and the authors were allowed to make minor changes in the hope that a more accomplished volume could be produced. Since Dr. Velikovsky’s addresses to the Symposium were delivered without notes, and because of Dr. Velikovsky’s weakening health in the months following the Symposium, he was not asked to submit written versions of his contributions. Instead, his papers were produced from the tape recordings of the Symposium sessions. After editing them for clarity, the transcriptions were revised by Dr. Velikovsky for publication here. ...

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