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141. Whirlpools and Whirlwinds [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... dragons- Chinese "red ball" problem- Ball, sun, moon, thunder and pearl as spirals- Flat and ascending spirals- Chinese spiral and Yang matter. Ancient religious art invariably expressed something by means of its symbols. It would be rash therefore to assume that the spiral was an exception to this rule. All symbols did not originate in ... wind holes"- Belief that Life was in sky- Sky as source of wind and water- Water as source of Energy- The Whirlpool enclosing embryo- Whirlpools in ancient religion- Zuni myth- Birth of Aphrodite Whirlpool Dragons- Whirlpool as "gate" of Dragon's palace Dragons lake whirl-pool- Sumerian Sea-serpent goddess- Whirlwind lord Typhon and Echidna -Fairies ... I must acknowledge that the spiral of the Buddhist pearl goes upward, while the spiral of the dragon is flat. We know the close connexion of dragons and pearls in both religions. The same writer sums up as follows: The only facts we know are: the eager attitude of the dragons, ready to grasp and swallow the ball; the ideas ...
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... They learned of the existence of good and evil-- that is, they learned the true nature of the universe, that it is sometimes benevolent and sometimes malevolent. In religious terms, they learned that the same God who walked and talked with Adam in the cool of the evening could become-- in one unpredictable moment-- an angry and ... Greenberg and Warner B. Sizemore. (The above will also appear as a chapter of a yet to be completed multi-volume work on the origin, history, and psychology of religion, by Cardona, Myers, Greenberg and Sizemore.) Why We Quote from the Mythologies of the New World Since uniformitarian scholars do not believe in cataclysms and in the cosmic ... of religions, they can seldom catch a religion at the precise moment of its inception, but are forever condemned to begin their study at some point far down the line, after the transmogrifications of time have converted the object of their study into a veritable mishmash. What they can do-- and often in quite brilliant and thorough fashion-- is ...
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... to me by far the greatest among them. He left six volumes and one theme is in all of them, actually what I am telling you. He was not a religious man, almost the opposite of it. He was a contributor to the Encyclopedie of Diderot, and wrote for it the entry on the Deluge; one idea occupier? his ... to the planet Venus. Actually Mohammed worshipped the planet Venus (al-Uzza) before he became a follower of the Jewish faith and founded a new version of it, the Mohammedan religion. The Field Museum published some time ago a description of the Pawnee Indians bringing human sacrifices to the planet Venus. These are still symptoms of something that happened in the past ... love. The fires of the Inquisition were burning when America was discovered, and the aborigines of the New World also sacrificed human beings to planetary gods. Most ceremonials of all religions go back to those catastrophes: if we look into the ceremonials of the Hebrew religion, whether it is Saturday, the memorial of the Exodus also a symbol of the seventh ...
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... times the black shadow of the headman's block and in their seeming lightness are portrayed the tragedies of kings and queens, the corruptions of opposing political parties, and stories of fanatical religious strife that have gone to make world history. For instance, the child sings of "four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie." And "when the pie ... he felt the need to create a memory for himself; the most repulsive mutilations (castration, for example), the cruelest rites of all the religious cults (and all religions are at the deepest level systems of cruelties)- all this has its origin in the instinct that realized pain is the most powerful aid to mnemonics." [5 Unfortunately ... "perfect memory" is a useful fiction. One is compelled to say that it is a theocratic fiction. For the content of what is remembered is in the broadest sense religiously and politically determined. The ideal canons of registering and remembering, set by modern science, are evidence in themselves that "you cannot trust your memory" and "independent observers ...
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145. The Kaaba [Kronos $]
... wherever ye may be, turn your faces (when ye pray) toward it."(4) These words have been among the most effective ones ever uttered by a religious founder. It was reported in 1978 that eight hundred million Muslims, one fifth of all humanity, from all over the world, turn toward this holy place in prayer five ... of the country, the Arabs continued to seek the planet's aid down into modern times.(2) Mohammed (also rendered Muhammad or Mahomet), founder of the great religion popularly known as Mohammedanism, but more correctly Islam (Submission), lived at the time of al-Uzza's popularity. He died in 632 A.D. As a young man, he ... P. K. Hitti, op. cit., pp. 98 ff. 3. Ibid. 4. S. Welles, et al., The World's Great Religions (N.Y., 1957), p. 127 (emphasis added). 5. M. Abdul-Rauf, "Pilgrimage to Mecca," National Geographic (Nov. 1978 ...
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... a result. Witchcraft flourished around the feminine mystique. Of course, the consequences were much more manifold. Few, it any, aspects of life were freed to develop without religious connections to what was experienced with the coming of the Moon and with lunar behavior. The ecumenical Uranian culture remained the substraturm of Lunarian culture. However, many Lunarian cultures developed ... Languages revived apart. Probably here now arose the great differences among the major linguistic groups. So also institutions, arts, and crafts. Diffusion was at a minimum. Lunar religion everywhere was based upon Uranian religion. A sun calendar may not have developed anywhere, because the sun was still diffused as "Hyperion", not "Helios" and was ... correspond with the great Lunarian disaster (9500 B. C.) and the Saturnian continental-shelf flooding of around 4000 B. C. Bourbourg stressed an important point: the earliest religions in Meso-America, he said, were Lunarian. Lunar myths were the sources of all later rites and symbols. Bancroft in the Native Races of America repeats Bourbourg's theory [77 ...
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... the standpoint of comparative mythology, we find that other peoples likewise described the "thunderbolt" as a stone thrown from heaven. In his landmark study of the thunderweapon in comparative religion, Blinkenberg summarized the ancient conception of lightning as follows: "The lightning, then, is produced by a stone which shoots down from heaven to earth." (142 ... 3 (1990), pp. 18-26. 162. D. Handelman, "Myths of Murugan: Asymmetry and Hierarchy in a South Indian Puranic Cosmology," History of Religions 27:2 (1987), p. 145. 163. In fairness, it should be noted that Tamil dictionaries distinguish between the words vel, as in Murukan's spear ... and Warrior-Hero," AEON I:5 (1988), pp. 41-54. 113. Papyrus Harris 58. See the discussion in H. Bonnet, Reallexikon der agyptischen Religionsgeschichte (Berlin, 1952), p. 686. 114. R. Anthes, "Mythology in Ancient Egypt," in S. Kramer ed., Mythologies of the ...
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148. Aphrodite - The Moon or Venus? [SIS C&C Review $]
... connection between Venus and the moon- this being one of the late speculations reported by St. Augustine, who mentions it in passing to reveal the confusion he found in Roman religious thinking. Augustine's report, however, clearly supports the case for identifying Venus with the planet that she named: "There is another star, and that the most brilliant of ... the goddess Athena with the planet Venus, an original and extremely important discovery. In pointing out these things he has made an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the myths and religion of the Greeks, albeit a contribution still ignored by classical scholars. If he is right the task now in hand is to work out the precise mechanics of the Greek myth ... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 1 (Jan 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents A secondary thesis of "Worlds in Collision" is that the astral nature of ancient religions has so far been largely ignored by scholars- in particular, the planetary character of some Greek deities has been overlooked. This article examines the identity of one of these and ...
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149. Thoth Vol. I, No. 13 May 16, 1997 [Thoth Website]
... of evolutionary theory, natural selection and adaptation, all of which appear to be founded more on 19th century natural theology rather than pure science. He shows how and why Lyell's religious belief in uniformitarian gradualism supplanted catastrophism by the middle of the 19th century and how, during the last 20 years, a prolonged scientific revolution has once again brought catastrophism to the ... different bodies of evidence, reached the same Conclusion. The controversial and erratic Gerald Massey, in two large works (The Natural Genesis and Ancient Egypt), claimed that the religion and mythology of a polar god was first formulated by the priest-astronomers of ancient Egypt and spread from Egypt to the rest of the world. In a general survey of ancient language ... Romans --claimed there was one supreme deity, held to be the axial "Pole" Star. "According to Jewish and Muslim Cosmology," wrote the eminent authority on Semitic religions, A.J. Wensinck, "the divine throne is exactly above the seventh heaven, consequently it is the pole of the Universe." (An echo of the ancient tradition ...
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150. Vox Popvli [Aeon Journal $]
... the world would take place during his lifetime-- and he was in a position to bring it about. Which brings me to the point of this letter: There are religious forces in our society that still seem capable of bringing about Armageddon. At the same time, there is a lot of scientific research going on that seems to adequately explain the ... a number of books, including the best-selling The Passover Plot, that explore the reasons concerning how the man born to be King of the Jews managed to spawn a major non-Jewish religion that eventually evolved into its many current forms (collectively called Christianity). He, too, suggests that Jesus did not die on the cross, but he interprets the subsequent ... develop scenarios that seek to explain the events that marked the birth of ancient civilizations. Taken together, these writings go far in defining the origins of our ancient cultures and their religions. I recently read a book that echoed similar efforts in scientific research that was not being accepted into the mainstream. The book-- The Big Bang Never Happened-- ...
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