The Velikovskian

A Journal of Myth, History and Science

Quota pars tanti nobis committitur?

Immanuel Velikovsky asked Quota pars tanti nobis committitur -- Which part of this work is committed to us? He presented this question to us regarding the possibility of global catastrophism in human history. Several other scholars have also investigated this concept, presenting other mechanisms as the basis for these cataclysms.

It is the purpose of The Velikovskian to give full reign to those involved in this research so that their concepts may be explored and examined in these pages. The Velikovskian is committed to no unique viewpoint, but to an open discussion of the evidence. If there were global cataclysms, then the cause, nature and impact of these upheavals is an important issue in science, history and humanity and is deserving of our attention.

You are invited to present your research or offer criticism of what is present in the journal's pages. It is only through the democratic process of free and open discussion and debate that the evidence raised may lead to new and deeper insights.

At the present time, The Velikovskian is not a fully refereed journal. To those specialists who are interested in acting as advisors, we extend our hand. We hope this journal will grow and mature to meet the finest standards of academic research.

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Send all manuscripts to the Publisher: Charles Ginenthal.

Senior Editor:
Lewis M. Greenberg

In the Latest Issues:

Back Issues and article summaries
The Velikovskian Vol. VI, No. I, II & III. (2003)
New Book!
Pillars of the Past
History, Science, Technology, as they relate to Chronology
By Charles Ginenthal

Pillars of the past is a 600 page, referenced, indexed book, (Vol. VI, Nos. 1, 2 & 3 of The Velikovskian by Charles Ginenthal).

Using scientific and technological data, he outlines evidence that proves that ancient Near Eastern history is not as long as historians have claimed. The evidence includes:

  • Sothic dating
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Pottery dating
  • Metallurgy as it is applies to pottery dating, as well as to carving and inscribed granite and diorite
  • Egyptian and Mesopotamian stratigraphy are also analyzed along with the evidence of:
    • erosion
    • agronomy
    • climatology
    • agriculture
    • glass technology
    • domestication of the horse and ass
    • linguistics
    • forensic anthropology
    • musical instrumentation of the hepatonic diatonic scale
  • And much more!

Published Mesopotanian stratigraphical research, based on geology and archaeology now indisputably prove 700 to 800 years were added to history by the archaeologists. Linguistics related to Hebrew, Greek and Hittite along with agronomy, climatology, irrigation, burial customs and artifacts, domestication of the horse and ass and other topics all converge to indicate that history is much shorter than what historians claim has been established .

For the first time in one work this evidence is presented to scientifically prove that ancient Near Eastern history must be shortened by over 1500 years. Those interested in the revision of history will have powerful tools to confront the historical establishment. The book costs $27.95 in the U.S.: ($32.95 in Canada, $37.95 in Europe and elsewhere, payable in U.S. dollars). Those who wish to order all of Vol. VI of THE VELIKOVSKIAN, send $35 dollars U.S. ($40 dollars Canada, $45 dollars Europe), payable is U.S. dollars, payable to Charles Ginenthal, 65-35 108th Street, Forest Hills, New York 11375. USA

It is urgent that you respond to this request as soon as possible. We will only publish a certain number of copies and your order and support are crucial if this work is to continue. To those for whom history is of vital importance, this book is a powerful vehicle for those in the revisionist camp.

The Velikovskian Vol. V, No. 4. (2003)

  • The Relative Simplicity of Ptolemaic and Copernican Theories,
    by Lynn E. Rose
  • Were the Hittites Lydians? A Different Approach,
    by Eric J. Aitchison
  • The Strange and Terrible Story of the Kensington Runestone,
    by Jim and Allen Richardson
  • Science, History, Rameses II and Velikovsky,
    by Charles Ginenthal
  • Sedimentology Evidence by Ulrike Rosner about Tel Munbaqa,
    by Charles Ginenthal

Previous Issues:

Back Issues and article summaries
The Velikovskian Vol. V, No. 3. (2002)

  • The Velikovsky Theme by Charles Ginenthal
  • Who Built the Great Pyramid? by Charles Ginenthal
  • Anthony L. Spalinger's Review of Lynn E. Rose's Sun, Moon and Sothis, prepared by Charles Ginenthal
  • A Review of Spalinger's Review of Sun, Moon and Sothis, by Lynn E. Rose
  • The Egg and Identity of Royalty in Early Korea by Duane Vorhees
  • Ramessides, Libyans and Nubians by Emmet Sweeney
  • An Open Letter to Peter James by N. H. Mathews
  • Pseudoscholars and Pseudoscience by Lewis M. Greenberg

The Velikovskian Vol. V, No. 2. (2001)
"Ramessides, Medes and Persians" by Emmet J. Sweeney

The work that follows should be regarded as simultaneously fulfilling two functions. On the one hand, it represents the completion of the task Immanuel Velikovsky set for himself in the Ages in Chaos series, an endeavour which spectacularly initiated the reconstruction of ancient history, but which left the task half-completed and the reader, as it were, dangling in mid-air. On the other hand, the work is intended to demonstrate how Gunnar Heinsohn's radically shortened chronology can be applied to the details of ancient Near Eastern history.


  • Chapter 1: Distorting and Reconstructing the Past
    Stratigraphy and Chronology; The Medes; The Chaldeans; The Lydians; The Scythians
  • Chapter 2: Bringing Light to a Dark Age
    A Problem and a Solution; Ramessides and Neo-Assyrian; The Neo-Hittites of Syria; Malatya and Karatepe; Carchemish and its Remains; The Sukhis Dynasty
  • Chapter 3: The Great Kingship of the Medes
    Mitanni and Middle Assyrians; The Median Kingdom of Assyria; Shalmaneser III Battles Suppiluliumas; Sardanapalus; The Kingdom of Urartu; The Chaldean Empire; Shamshi-Adad V; Adad-Nirari III and his Contemporaries; Arame
  • Chapter 4: In the Days of Seti I and Ramses II
    The End of the Theban Dynasty; Hebrew Terms in the Egyptian Language; The Kings of Byblos; Seti I's Asian Wars; The "Wretched Foe"; Set I as the "Savior" of Israel; Ramses II Secures the Borders of Israel and Judah; Ramses II and Lydia; The Princess of Bactria; Alyattes and Hattusilis; Croesus and His Time
  • Chapter 5: The Fall of Imperial Egypt
    The "Israel Stele" of Merneptah; Amenmeses the Usurper; Egypt Invaded by Asiatics; Tanites and Nubians; Ethiopian Rule; Queen Tewosret and the Three Brothers; Seti II; Esarhaddon and the Gates of "Sethosville"; The Rebel Wenamon; Ethiopia Defeated; Psamtek
  • Chapter 6: Sargonids and Achaemenids
    The Evidence of Art; Military Technology; The Cult of Ahura Mazda; Two Hebrew Prophets; Tiglath-Pileser III; The Second Sargon; Xerxes and Sennacherib; Artaxerxes I and His Successors
  • Chapter 7: Neo-Babylonians and Achaemenids
    The Baylonian Archemenids; Artaxerxes II; Artaxerxes III and Nebuchadrezzar; End of the Empire; The "Libyan" Dynasty; A Chronology in Chaos.

The Velikovskian Vol. V, No. 1. (2000)


  • The Aristotelian Cosmos by Charles Ginenthal
  • Were the Hitites Lydians? By Emmet Sweeney
  • The Periodic Cyclicism of Ancient Catastrophes by Donal W. Patten
  • Propaganda and Scientific History by Charles Ginenthal
  • The Bible Myth, Reviewed by Lynn E. Rose
  • "The Subject of Defamation", a letter by George Robert Talbott

Recent books:

Back Issues and article summaries
Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky.
This 795 page volume primarily covers the last 25 years, of the continuing Velikovsky "affair", including: a critical look at the AAAS Symposium on Velikovsky, an analysis of Henry H. Bauer's Beyond Velikovsky, a look at the critics of Velikovsky in The Skeptical Inquirer, an expose the work of Bob Forrest's Velikovsky's Sources, and a rebuttal of Stephen Jay Gould's criticisms of Velikovsky. The addenda includes a discussion of Lynn E Rose's personal contacts with the Velikovskys, and then, an analysis of ancient calendars that indicate the 12th Egyptian dynasty must be moved closer to the present by over 1000 years. The appendix includes over 100 pages of the full, verbatim discussion carried on between Velikovsky and his critics at the AAAS symposium.

Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky
"I encountered a colleague who, learning that I was interested in the thesis of Dr. Velikovsky, informed me that in Broca's Brain was an essay by Professor Sagan that demolished Velikovsky and his thesis ... In response I composed a long letter which dealt with merely one of Sagan's criticisms ... doing the research for Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky over about an eight-year period has brought to my attention much more than I had imagined regarding Sagan's critique. The deceit exposed in Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky is an outrage to decency."

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