- Paperback: 444 pages
- Publisher: Metron Publications; 2 edition (February 28, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603770852
- ISBN-13: 978-1603770859
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
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God's Fire: Moses and the Management of Exodus Paperback – February 28, 2013
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Alfred de Grazia was born in 1919 in Chicago. PhD University of Chicago. He fought in six campaigns in WWII. He taught political science at U. of Minnesota, Brown U., Stanford U., and NYU, and as a guest lecturer in many university in the United States and abroad. He published over twenty books in the field of political science. He met Immanuel Velikovsky in 1963 and published "The Velikovsky Affair." He created the field of Quantavolution and authored eleven books in the field of catastrophism and ancient history. He created the magazine "The American Behavioral Scientist" and was a pioneer in computerized information retrieval in the social sciences, creating the "Universal Reference System" in the 1960s. His 2-million-visitors/y website "www.grazian-archive.com" is another pioneering effort in the field of personal archives. He also wrote poetry, plays and autobiographical works, as well as a three volume History of the United States: "America's History Retold."
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Moses harnessed some of this electricty charging from the sky for Machiavellian political purposes. He was the CEO of the Egyptian Hebrew exodus from the Pharoah's Nile delta. More royal Egyptian than Jewish tribal leader, he was a a sophisticated scientist, like Benjamin Franklin, an experimenter and inventor of an electrical arc charger -- the "Ark of the Covenant" -- permitting him to exhibit the power of Yahweh as the One responsible for the unprecedented events seen in the sky and experienced on Earth. Humans had not previously been conscious of the passing of comets, which altered the very position and composition of the bio-geography, causing a turmoil which charged the planet with magnetic electricity and irrevocably shocked the human psyche.
Moses, De Grazia demonstrates, had what amounted to an arc welder which he used to exhibit God's fiery power and electrocute his enemies. His megalomanic ambition and brilliant intelligence permitted him to rise up as the charismatic authoritarian leader of pastoral tribes needing a prophet to lead them away from catastrophes that included genocide. Moses was probably a certifiable schizophrenic (like other great leaders we could name), but he could rationally manufacture and extend his success as a theocratic nationalist leader. And he was an electrician.
Freud got Moses wrong, says De Grazia, due to his own identity problem. Freud subconsciously identified so completely with the Egyptian Moses that his analysis (Moses and Monotheism) was more self-analysis than a realistic consideration of the Hebrew prophet's personality.
God's Fire, for those unfamiliar with De Grazia's voluminous multidisciplinary work, is an excellent introduction to what is meant by "quantum evolution". Ignored, dismissed, or maligned by the compartmentalized scientific establishment for his unconventional theories and maverick radicalism, De Grazia is a rigorous academic scientist with the broadest possible approach to a grand hypotheses regarding (r)evolutionary transformations in our ecology imprinted even in our DNA. At the very least, God's Fire is a great alternative story of the origins of monotheism and madness.