Simon Velikovsky Foundation

The Simon Velikovsky Foundation, named posthumously after Velikovsky‘s father Simon Velikovsky, published the Scripta Academica Hierosolymitana series of publications in Tel Aviv.[1]Bronson Feldman, “Freud and Velikovsky Part II”, Catastrophism and Ancient History IV:1 (Jan 1982)

Biographer, Duane Vorhees notes:

“Then came his father’s death; abandoning his own projects, Velikovsky resumed his efforts to reify his father’s dream. He was, however, permanently prevented from bringing it to fruition when his reevaluation of Freud’s final vision took hold of his life.

“Under the aegis of the posthumous Simon Velikovsky Foundation, Velikovsky’s first goal was the creation of a Jerusalem Academy devoted to scientific pursuits. Just as he had earlier hoped to lay an intellectual foundation for the Hebrew university by establishing an international Jewish forum, so he hoped a new series of scientific papers would perform a similar function for the Academy. By April 15, 1938, he had prevailed upon his former patron Chaim Weizmann, and E. Bergmann, to contribute the initial monograph to Velikovsky’s new Scripta Academica Hierosolymitana. Entitled Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, the paper failed to initiate a Velikovsky Academy.”[2]Duane Vorhees, “Velikovsky in America”, Aeon III:4 (Dec 1993)

References   [ + ]

1. Bronson Feldman, “Freud and Velikovsky Part II”, Catastrophism and Ancient History IV:1 (Jan 1982)
2. Duane Vorhees, “Velikovsky in America”, Aeon III:4 (Dec 1993)