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Thank you for your letter of October 25 and your proposal to contribute to the planned series Worlds and Ages . Indeed, stimulated by the conclusions of your works, I feel myself attracted to an ever increasing state of studying and thinking. New ideas are arising in a pace which makes it difficult to put them to paper as quick as I should like it to do. In my opinion not only history will have to be rewritten, but also philosophy, part of medicine, and also a science which I should like to call Human Relations, and which so far has made itself felt only by its negative aspects. I am very glad to gather from your letter that reviewers are taking a new interest in your work. Harpers and the American Behavioral Scientist of September have yet to arrive here and I shall be very grateful if you would let me know the other publications concerned, which you mention. I am enclosing today another manuscript on which I have been working some time ago, and which shows some new implications which are likely to encounter renewed resistance.
At present I am considering a theory which would explain anti-Semitism as the now unconscious accusation of the Jews as the potential robbers of the sun. This is in conformity to your fundamental disclosure that the Jews were remembered in later days as the Hyksos, a confusion which is due in my opinion to the defense mechanism of projection.
May I draw your attention to the following: Mnevis was the biggest of the bulls; he was jet-black, for exposure to the sun blackens the body, the hairs of his tail and of his whole body stood erect, unlike those of other bulls, just as the sun runs counter to the sky (A. B. Cook, I, Zeus. A Study of Ancient Religion, Chapt. The Bull and the Sun in Egypt , p. 431).
One wonders if Mr. Poul Neumann knew about these tales when he described that the hairs of the Israelites stood erect during the crossing of the Red Sea (re 2 Mos 14, 19). All 3 books of P. Neumann were available at the library here last year, but this year, when I wanted to check up about the above I could not trace them any more!? May be you are in possession of the references, and if so, would you kindly let me know the exact wording of the passage concerned. Is the name of the author of the trilogy (Flamberg Verlag, Zürich-Stuttgart 1959), Poul Neumann correct? His titles were: Die Eherne Schlange, Das Ewige Feuer, and a third part?
On the other hand I was able to find M. Boulangers LAntiquité dévoilée par ses Usages, chez Marc Michel Rey, Amsterdam 1766. So far I have detected the following remarkable spots: Ne vouloit (voulait)-on pas lui dire que ses Dieux n toient (nétaient) que de faux Dieux, où` n toient que des allégories des anciennes révolutions de terre? Vouloit-on lui cacher la funeste catastrophe du déluge? (Tome II, Liv. III, Ch. I, p. 12). The lack of our capacity to fix time appears here: Pour quitter le style allégorique, tout cela signifie que les mystères avoient non-seulment rapport aux anciens malheurs de lunivers dont le peuple sçavoit (savait) au moins une partie mais encore quon y annonçait ses malheurs a venir; (ibid. Ch. II, p. 44). In Offenbarung im Licht und Schatten I have indicated some examples where comets and their destructions are not described in the past, but are announced for the future.
Very important is the fear, reported to appear amongst the Mexicans and other peoples in periods of 52 (!) years (T. III, Ch. IV, p. 12), and may be the tale that the sun covered her light because of Eves sin (ibid. p. 15).
Enclosed you will find a few pages containing some thoughts which I retained after reading the sources concerned. May be I could have your comment. The manuscript mentioned above, Bemerkungen zu Dürers Melencolia I will go by ordinary mail. I shall immediately start to compile the material collected so far. Would there be a possibility for translation of German parts? At the present instant I am unable to foresee the exact subject, form and extent of my future scripts. Would you, please, be ready to see them or parts of them and advise me regarding their suitability.