But how could such massive physical events be forgotten by nearly everyone?
Is this a significant argument or evidence debunking Immanuel Velikovsky and Electric Universe catastrophism?
How could these Worlds in Collision type events have occurred, as we would remember them. Civilisations remember large events in our history so why not these world wide largest events?
Some say that the spoken mythology and imagery handed down or left by ancient civilisations do record those world ending, sky falling on our heads events.
But why would the rest of the world not know, remember or mention them now?
Planet amnesia scientific evidence
Humans collective cultural amnesia is a popular researched, written and discussed theme for those interested in plasma mythology, catastrophism, the Electric Universe theory and Velikovsky’s books.
Authors such as Immanuel Velikovsky, Alfred de Grazia, Ev Cochrane (PDF preface of ‘On Fossil Gods and Forgotten Worlds’) and many other comparative mythology and EU theory investigators have in various forms and subjects proposed these ideas.
Now a scientific study has perhaps given evidence to support the ideas of human collective amnesia when it comes to the catastrophic events that struck our world and skies in ancient and not so ancient times.
According to epigenetics — the study of inheritable changes in gene expression not directly coded in our DNA — our life experiences may be passed on to our children and our children’s children. Studies on survivors of traumatic events have suggested that exposure to stress may indeed have lasting effects on subsequent generations.
But exactly how are these genetic “memories” passed on? A new Tel Aviv University (TAU ) study published last week in Cell now pinpoints the precise mechanism that turns the inheritance of these environmental influences “on” and “off.”
On/off button for passing along epigenetic ‘memories’ to our children discovered | Kurzweil
Velikovsky’s planetary collective amnesia idea
Published posthumously, in Mankind in Amnesia (1982) Velikovsky draws on his training as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst to propose his theory of collective amnesia to explains the inability of people to look at the overwhelming evidence of global catastrophes.
Mankind in Amnesia | The Velikovsky Encyclopedia
The catastrophes that occurred within the memory of humankind are recorded in the myths, legends and written history of all ancient cultures and civilisations. Velikovsky pointed to alleged concordances in the accounts of many cultures, and proposed that they referred to the same real events. For instance, the memory of a flood is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, in the Greek legend of Deucalion, and in the Manu legend of India. Velikovsky put forward the psychoanalytic idea of “Cultural Amnesia” as a mechanism whereby these literal records came to be regarded as mere myths and legends.
Immanuel Velikovsky – Wikipedia
In this video Velikovsky describes his collective amnesia theory.
The repression of events which he is postulating was neither instantaneous nor complete. The existence of numerous historical records which Dr. Velikovsky understands as references to a series of very specific worldwide cataclysmic occurrences indicates an effort on the part of at least some people in the human race to come e to grips with this traumatic experience on a conscious level. As he has indicated, repression in this situation is not so much suggested by the absence of memories in the form of written history, as by the inability of later civilizations to comprehend the meaning of these quite specific and detailed accounts, or to their tendency to see them as allegorical images that mean something quite different. And it is true that repression frequently operates as something of a psychological blind spot, rendering us unable to understand certain things which should be quite evident.
A second psychological hypothesis which Dr. Velikovsky has put forward is far more controversial. He is of the opinion that the effect of the repeated experience of cataclysm was so intense that it was implanted in the human mind permanently, and in his view, the memories of these experiences are present to this day in the human unconscious mind, transmitted presumably by heredity.
Psychological Aspects of the Work of Immanuel Velikovsky – Recollections Of A Fallen Sky: Velikovsky And Cultural Amnesia | Grazian Archive
Below is the Michael Armstrong talk about The ‘Culture Shock’ of Planetary Catastrophe at the EU 2015 Thunderbolts Project conference (Electric Universe theory).
Just imagine what the survivors of a catastrophe would remember – a horrific catastrophic disaster, and eking out a living from near starvation, rhetorical musing would be the last thing on their minds.
Their children would then have no knowledge of the past civilisation and only what their parents might have told them. And 300 years after the disaster, the survivors might encounter books they can’t read.
Historical Amnesia | Louis Hissink
Planetary collective amnesia links
- How to download Alfred de Grazia’s Homo Schizo 1 and Homo Schizo 2 books for free
- Planet Amnesia site and articles
- Mankind in Amnesia ebook by Immanuel Velikovsky (other books by Velikovsky)
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