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91. Aphrodite Urania [Aeon Journal $]
... etc. If her cult is no longer as all-pervasive as it once was, it is still very much alive, having been gradually sublimated and assimilated into countless niches of modern religious experience. It is well-known, for example, that various aspects of the mother goddess' cult have been absorbed by the worship of the Virgin Mary. [1 Robert Graves ... perforce, if they are to hold together, they divide functions and attributes, i.e., become departmental." [13 More profound words regarding the historical origins of Greek religion it would be difficult to find. As to the antiquity of Aphrodite's cult in ancient Greece, there is some debate. While the goddess is already securely attested in the earliest ... known to us as Venus." [21 In the Greek sources themselves, Plato is our earliest authority for this identification. [22 A decisive question for the historian of religions is whether Aphrodite's identification with Venus is relatively late in origin, as per the view of Burkert and the vast majority of scholars, or whether it has a foundation in the ...
92. Aphrodite from The Many Faces of Venus [Maverick Science Website]
... etc. If her cult is no longer as all-pervasive as it once was, it is still very much alive, having been gradually sublimated and assimilated into countless niches of modern religious experience. It is well-known, for example, that various aspects of the mother goddess' cult have been absorbed by the worship of the Virgin Mary. 1 Robert Graves was ... , perforce, if they are to hold together, they divide functions and attributes, i.e., become departmental." 13 More profound words regarding the historical origins of Greek religion it would be difficult to find. As to the antiquity of Aphrodite's cult in ancient Greece, there is some debate. While the goddess is already securely attested in the earliest ... , better known to us as Venus." 21 In the Greek sources themselves, Plato is our earliest authority for this identification. 22 A decisive question for the historian of religions is whether Aphrodite's identification with Venus is relatively late in origin, as per the view of Burkert and the vast majority of scholars, or whether it has a foundation in the ...
93. The Myth of the Goddess, Evolution of an image by Anne Baring and Jules Cashford [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... like many puzzles, it's easy once you know the answer. When we reach the Bronze Age the advent of writing, allowing us the legacy of a written record of the religious beliefs of the time, makes interpretation of myth infinitely more complex. In the book by this stage we are aware of the authors' main message. They see this period ... those familiar with the work of Velikovsky will recognise as the terrible aspect of Venus and her bereft other half, whose earth mother aspects nevertheless continue to surface and colour myth and religion for millennia to come. Before I go further I would like to say that I am in full sympathy with the authors' message that many of the ills of the present ... various manifestations through to the present day and show that, though suppressed, with many of her attributes taken over by male gods, she has never lost her hold among western religions. It is rather ironic, therefore, that somewhere along the way they lost their Palaeolithic Mother Goddess, for the goddess whose important history they are tracing is the Goddess of ...
94. Forum Part Two [SIS C&C Review $]
... and philosophers developed what was to become European enlightenment [17. Historically and culturally, this is by far the most crucial period of human history, since all major intellectual and religious concepts of mankind were formed or reformed during this time. Consequently, scientists have named this age of global revolution the 'axial period' [18. The coming of the Iron ... the only comparative study of destruction layers, then we have to refrain from final conclusions. In 1993, Sir Fred Hoyle published The Origin of the Universe and the Origin of Religion [46. He not only associates the end of the last Ice Age to the break-up of a giant comet and subsequent impact catastrophes, but also links the origins of metallurgy ... millennium BC. I am extremely doubtful that all major catastrophe traditions and rituals around the world, monotheistic movements and apocalyptic writings in Europe and Asia, that new calendars and new religions on all continents, new civilisations, new architecture and the beginning of historical consciousness among the ancient nations emerged with a delay of 1500 years. In my view, it is ...
95. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... this event and upon Moses. Ernst Sellin, a distinguished German authority on the Old Testament, once declared, "The ultimate and most important question for the investigation of Israelitic-Judaic religion must inevitably be: 'Who was Moses? '" [1 Despite his own reply and notwithstanding the hundreds of works on Moses that are catalogued by the Library of Congress, ... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: email@example.com TABLE OF CONTENTS GODS FIRE Moses and the Management of Exodus by Alfred de Grazia. FOREWORD The Judaic, Christian, and Islamic religions go back to the Exodus from Egypt of the Hebrews under the leadership of Moses. They center upon this event and upon Moses. Ernst Sellin, a distinguished German authority on the Old ... establishment of a great god. Alfred de Grazia Washington Square New York City 21 June 1983 Notes (Foreword) 1. Ernst Sellin, Mose und seine Bedeutung für die Israelitisch-Jüdische Religionsgeschichte (1922). TABLE OF CONTENTS Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ...
96. The Celestial Whirlpool Lake [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... quite as intelligent and perhaps much more observant than the great majority of modern men. Some were the Newtons and Darwins of their time. Note: 1 De Groot. The Religious System of China, Book I, Part III, pp. 93fi The constellation of the "Great Bear" (Ura Major), known widely in America as "The ... the Northern whirlpool, the maelstrom, with the World Mill is of very special interest. The spiral and the swastika (the revolving seasons) were evidently closely associated in the religion of the agriculturists. In ancient Egypt, as has been stated special importance was attached to the northern night sky. In pre-Dynastic times the Egyptians regarded a group of stars in ... with the source of the energy which was, to the early thinkers, manifested by those spiral gusts the whirl-winds, attention should be drawn to the fact that in many ancient religions the magical influences emanating from the cardinal points were, as has been indicated, supposed to be conveyed by the winds. An old Gaelic saying in this connexion is: Shut ...
97. The Mosaic Calendar and the Sabbath [Aeon Journal $]
... subscribe to this disruption having been responsible for the adding of five days over and beyond the former year. It also seems appropriate to mention that this addition must post-date the highly religious activities of the priests of Ra, among the functions of whom was the study of the heavens. The Book of Leviticus contains a rambling set of instructions to the Israelites on ... Sabbath for a year; until, ultimately, the cycle returns to a Saturday Sabbath all over again. There is no doubt that the thesis presented above is anathema to those religions which adhere to the Saturday Sabbath as one of their basic articles of faith in the upholding of the Mosaic Law. What should be kept in mind, however, is that ... his successor, Hezekiah. Thus, by comparing two related cultures, it can be demonstrated that post-Exodus Egypt and Israel utilized a calendar of only 365 days, and that the religiosity of both calendars was never questioned. This year continued to be used by the Egyptian priests until the time of the Ptolemies. This can be substantiated because, under the Ptolemies ...
98. Some Religious Themes in the Light of Velikovsky et alia [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 4 No 2 (Sep 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents Some Religious Themes in the Light of Velikovsky et alia Hugh Eggleton "Thrones were set in place and one of great age took his seat. His robe was white as snow, the hair of his head as pure as wool. His throne was a blaze of ... both Judaism and Christianity were direct continuations of this cult. I also believe that all other major world religions are a protestantation of this ancient cult which was once the only universal religion. I base this conclusion on the similarities among the myths which are common to all faiths: the Tree of Life, the Rivers, the Supreme God, and the presence ... therefore that the ancients of Eden must have been monotheists. I maintain that both Judaism and Christianity were direct continuations of this cult. I also believe that all other major world religions are a protestantation of this ancient cult which was once the only universal religion. I base this conclusion on the similarities among the myths which are common to all faiths: the ...
99. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Aeon Journal $]
... towering and tumultuous figure whose modus operandi is the generation of lightning and the hurling of death-dealing thunderbolts from the sky. A prominent character in ancient pantheons, shamanic rites, and religious iconography, the thundergod often doubles as a god of war. The Inca god Illapa is a case in point: "Lightning in Inca religion was the major theophany of the ... From: Aeon VI:1 (Feb 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents Thundergods and Thunderbolts Ev Cochrane It is the unanimous view of scholars exploring comparative religion that the peculiar mythical traditions surrounding thunderbolts and lightning originated in primitive man's awe before the thunderstorm. Davidson's opinion may be cited as representing the orthodox position: "To people of an earlier civilization, ... , p. 775. [5 H. B. Alexander, North American Mythology (Boston, 1916), pp. 287-288. [6 A. Hultkrantz, The Religions of the American Indians (Berkeley, 1967), pp. 50-51. [7 A. McFarlane, The God Min to the End of the Old Kingdom (Sydney, ...
100. THE DEVINE SUCCESSION: PART I. THEOMACHY: CHAPTER FOUR: THE HEAVENLY HOST [Quantavolution Website]
... a good god, and malevolence and maleficence upon a bad god or devil, hoping that the one will outwit and outstruggle the other. Devils have invariably extruded from an animated religious setting, there being no way of exorcizing them from man's primordially established soul. In the Hebraic complex, god cannot commit evil; if a bad effect is deemed evilly inspired ... means always in the form of temporarily appointed surrogates). We see once again, as we no repeatedly and more clearly than in other life spheres, the basic functioning of religion to secure humans from fear of celestial disasters, and all fears of matters deemed to be connected with the heavens gone astray and chaotic. The Japanese Emperor used to be regarded ... from man's primordially established soul. In the Hebraic complex, god cannot commit evil; if a bad effect is deemed evilly inspired, it is attributed to the devil. Some religions have merged the contradiction of good and evil into the same god, who holds different names for his given qualities and exercises benevolent or malevolent impulses for inscrutable reasons, or for ...
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