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“Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon” by John Martin

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“Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon” by John Martin, 1816. Oil on canvas, 150 × 231 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Paul Mellon Fund 2004.64.1

Immanuel Velikovsky in his Worlds in Collision noted that in the opposite side of the world…

In the Mexican Annals of Cuauhtitlan*  —the history of the empire of Culhuacan and Mexico, written in Nahua-Indian in the sixteenth century—it is related that during a cosmic catastrophe that occurred in the remote past, the night did not end for a long time. The biblical narrative describes the sun as remaining in the sky for an additional day (“about a whole day”). The Midrashim, the books of ancient traditions not embodied in the Scriptures, relate that the sun and the moon stood still for thirty-six itim, or eighteen hours.

* Known also as Codex Chimalpopoca. “This manuscript contains a series of annals of very ancient date, many of which go back to more than a thousand years before the Christian era” (Brasseur)

  • I. Velikovsky, Worlds in Collision, Paperback 2009 ed., Paradigma Ltd, 1950.
      Title                    = {Worlds in Collision},
      Author                   = {Immanuel Velikovsky},
      Publisher                = {Paradigma Ltd},
      Year                     = {1950},
      Edition                  = {Paperback 2009},
      Month                    = {October},
      Note                     = {ISBN-10: 1906833117
    ISBN-13: 978-1906833114},
      Abstract                 = {With this book Immanuel Velikovsky first presented the revolutionary results of his 10-year-long interdisciplinary research to the public, founded modern catastrophism - based on eyewitness reports by our ancestors - shook the doctrine of uniformity of geology as well as Darwin's theory of evolution, put our view of the history of our solar system, of the Earth and of humanity on a completely new basis - and caused an uproar that is still going on today. Worlds in Collision - written in a brilliant, easily understandable and entertaining style and full to the brim with precise information - can be considered one of the most important and most challenging books in the history of science. Not without reason was this book found open on Einstein's desk after his death. For all those who have ever wondered about the evolution of the earth, the history of mankind, traditions, religions, mythology or just the world as it is today, Worlds in Collision is an absolute MUST-READ!},
      Keywords                 = {Ancient & Controversial Knowledge,Astronomy,Folklore,Mythology},
      Owner                    = {trismegisto},
      Review                   = {Review
    Among general non-fiction, Worlds in Collision was being outsold by only one book - the Bible. The epicenter of a literary earthquake --N. Y. Times Book Review
    It is more fascinating reading than anything to be found on any fiction table. It is absolutely original and convincing. --Pittsburgh Press
    This book has literally shaken the thinking world to its foundations. Not since Darwin's Origin of Species has there been advanced an idea so original, controversial, and stupendous in its implications. --Miami Herald
    From the Publisher
    Worlds in Collision is a special, an extraordinary book - not only by its contents, but also by the response it has received.
    It is one of the few scientific books of the past centuries that have a direct profound importance for humanity - individuals and society alike. In fact it is a book that puts our present view of the world on a whole new fundament - not in some abstract specialized disciplines remote from practical life, but in a broad range of areas like astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, paleontology, biology, history, archaeology, literature, ethnology, theology, mythology, psychology; and in addition it has an important influence on the way man sees himself individually and socially.
    It is the first time in centuries that a scientist didn't choose the direct way to his specialized colleagues in order to make the results of his research known, but addressed himself to the general public in a simple and clear language and presentation - for which he was harshly punished by the scientific establishment.
    It is exactly this reaction from representatives of the "objective" sciences - that even match some medieval practices - which shows that this book deeply shakes the foundations of our knowledge - and belief. Because of this book being so special, it has deeply penetrated the consciousness of many people. Others however have preferred to forget it - or at least would like to do so. Due to this purposeful oblivion a younger generation doesn't even know about it any more, although today - almost 60 years after its first publication - it hasn't become less of a subject. On the contrary due to new results of scientific research and recent geological and climatic developments its importance has even increased. This, too, is something special in the flood of today's short-lived literary and scientific `flash in the pans'.
    It is important for everyone of us and for science at large to deal with this book. Therefore we are happy to take upon ourselves the responsible task of making the complete works of Immanuel Velikovsky - not just this book - available to the public again in its unchanged form. Publishing this book - and this unfortunately also is something special for non-fiction - has required a fair amount of courage, which we proudly and consciously muster up.},
      Timestamp                = {2015.11.16},
      Url                      = {http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Collision-Immanuel-Velikovsky/dp/1906833117}


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