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... of Mexico was also affected by a huge tsunami. The surviving people took refuge up on the Mexican plateau in the marshes of Lake Texcoco. Probably they interpreted the catastrophe in religious terms as a punishment by their gods for not being sufficiently pious. Thus they adopted a policy of strong piety, which in their religion meant a policy of human sacrifices, ... roots can probably be traced in the reenactment of past catastrophic events in the solar system. Finally, it is worth recalling that the Toltec civilisation, which was in control of central Mexico till the 12th century, also went through a crisis, intriguingly characterised by the suicide of its last king, as a result of signs and wonders in the sky, ... , famine and war and not yet immunised against the new mutation. The Middle East In the Middle East we observe, for the period under consideration, a general resurgence of religiosity and acts of atonement. Two episodes can be quoted: in Alamut, the stronghold of the Ismailites, Jelal-ad-Din comes to the power in 1177 after poisoning his father. He ...
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12. The Cosmic Mountain [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... image of the cosmic mountain(,) our hypothetical observer must not only heap one conjecture upon another, but repudiate direct observation at each stage. Of what value-- religious, psychological, or otherwise-- is a fiction which flatly contradicts the phenomena it is intended to explain? Cynics may say that primitives are capable of conjuring any force imaginable ... Agrawala, Sparks from the Vedic Fire, 82-83. Kramer, Sumerian Mythology, 81. Langdon, Semitic Mythology, 99; Sayce, Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion, 360. Langdon, op. cit., 119. Op. cit., 360. Ibid., 515. Kramer, op. cit., 98. ... of the minaret was the Egyptian Mena-uret-- the Great Mooring Post.) Op. cit., 247. Masey, Ancient Egypt, 588. Krickerberg, in Pre-Columbian Religions, 41; Fay Diego Duran, Book of the Gods and Rites, 161, translators footnote. Sejourne, Burning Water, 89. Léon-Portilla, Pre-Columbian Literatures of Mexico, ...
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13. The Great Terror [Kronos $]
... has been amply dealt with by N. W. Ackermann and M. Jahoda.(14) In addition, the authors conclude that even "today, often devoid of religious connations, the Jew nevertheless remains the symbol of what man fears; his own weaknesses, his own dark impulses, and his own conscience."(15) Terror and ... "(5) In studying the writings of these eighteenth century theorists and others, Manuel concluded that "the one emotion pervading primitive life as portrayed by the psychological historians of religion was terror."(6)! The psychology of fear which still absorbs the thought of the forum of the United Nations was already "an area of knowledge upon which ... that deluge (see supra.). "Boulanger declared the deluge to be the fons et origo of all vicious legislation, all wicked political doctrines, all false and harmful religions... we shall there see the origin of the terrors which throughout the ages have alarmed the minds of men always possessed by ideas of devastation of the world. There ...
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... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1994 (Vol XVI) (Oct 1995) Home¦ Issue Contents A Catastrophist Reading of Religious Systems by Irving Wolfe [* Original paper presented at the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Tenth Annual Seminar, Haliburton, Ontario, November 1991. Revised and expanded Feb. 1992. This is the first of a pair ... have grown out of a talk I gave recently, in which I interrogated our largest belief systems from the point of view of catastrophism. In this article I will focus on religion and perform a thought experiment upon the subject which asks the overriding question- what lies behind the successful religions of the world? What makes them sell? In that sense, ... is a sort of marketing analysis of the topic or a personal essay in cultural history. Consequently, although the reader will find many radical ideas being presented here, they should be seen as offshoots of a single global approach which is a psychosocial theory about the origin of our greatest ideologies. The topic is vast and I can provide only the quickest run-through ...
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... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review (1994) "Proceedings of the 1993 Cambridge Conference" Home¦ Issue Contents A Catastrophic Reading of Religious Systems Irving Wolfe Département d'études anglaises, Université de Montréal In his Conference paper, Professor Wolfe makes frequent reference to an earlier paper, 'A Catastrophic Reading of Religious Systems', the greater part of which was ... provided what he warns is a very compressed outline of that first paper, to enable us to follow the argument of his second paper from its inception. 1. Consider organized religion as a human product whose origin is not divine but in us. See it as an instinctive creation of the collective unconscious. 2. This requires separating God from religion. ... fears- for the individual, the species and the Earth- and call it the Triple Terror, the fundamental anxiety of humankind. 10. Look at each of the major religions to see if it contains evidence that the Triple Terror is the essential concern to be placated. If questions about personal death, the death of humanity and the end of the ...
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... the consideration of the Bible in schools and to restrain schoolroom discussion of various hypotheses of natural history. The second piece sketches a method for examining the relations of state education to religious teachings. The author is generally concerned that the words "to teach" should mean "to educate" or at least "to consider" rather than meaning "to advocate ... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: TABLE OF CONTENTS THE BURNING OF TROY By Alfred de Grazia Part Four: Polemics and Personages CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE RELIGION AND EDUCATION Present here first is an editorial essay criticizing attempts to avoid the consideration of the Bible in schools and to restrain schoolroom discussion of various hypotheses of natural history. The second piece sketches a method for examining ... from governmental work, a third on welfare, an a third on independently derived in come? One-half at war and one-half at peace? Of two or more languages; different religions; different world views? As the final product of the research, a report may be visualized in four parts: A historical-philosophical section; a scientific section; a legal section ...
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... by the same routes as we have ourselves. They enlarged the human perspective and performed experiments; they organized social and intellectual infrastructures for launches into the future. The goal of religious practice is the revelation of the divine through the human, and the integration of the human with the universally divine. This aim, which may be infinite and unachievable, promotes ... it. It is probable that the divine extends to the existence of gods, regarding whom the question of one or many is probably nonsense and should certainly not be sloganized. Religion is the system of relations sought for and maintained among the humans and the divine, the divine being more extensive than the human. Religion or religiousness is morally effective and can ... reaches its psychic and moral origins. As the method of secularism, science can help greatly sacral man achieve the divine, provided that it accepts the help of theology. Historical religions, based upon the terrible power of natural forces, limited strictly the extent to which humanity could pursue divinity. The gods were born as disastrous natural occurrences playing upon the existential ...
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... and the poet asks the 'God of Sabbaoth' to make it happen quickly. In my earlier paper, I established this narrative as the Christian story, a subset of the religious Pattern Two which argues perfect stability in the heavens now and anticipates perfect order on Earth in the future. I will try to show here that this theological view of the nature ... Département d'études anglaises, Université de Montréal Introduction In this second of a pair of articles, I will submit cosmology to the same kind of catastrophically-oriented bottom-line analysis as I performed on religion. This paper, therefore, will also be a thought experiment which will carry out a marketing analysis of the history of cosmic ideas in the West. Which were the major ... is the underlying message of each winner? 2. are the contents of all these major cosmologies similar? 3. are these contents related to the common vision which underpins the religions (as I defined that in my earlier paper), and does Western cosmology therefore seem to equally assuage what I have called the Triple Terror*? [* The Triple ...
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... Bahai have been frequently persecuted by god-fearing believers, and, even while the British were wrestling with Christian "love," the Bahai were being dispossessed and killed, allegedly for religious and statal treason, by Iranian Muslim practicing "submission" to Allah. Secularists frequently pronounce religious slogans for lack of a substantial ethics of their own. Moral issues often intimidate ... might complain, of what use is the State Church if it does not support the State's wars? Just as reasonably, the Archbishop might say: Of what use is a religion if it cannot teach peace to politicians? The peacemakers often go unblessed by the religions, too. Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, in his grand tome, The Bible of Mankind, ... the great world religions to the strings of a single harp each of which gives forth its own dominant note, while the harmonious blending of all produces a symphony of music. The dominant note of Hinduism is the divine presence pervading nature; of Buddhism, remuneration; of Zoroastrianism, purity; of Confucianism, filial piety; of Taoism, the path to ...
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... repetitive practices and symbols is to relieve the massive anxiety stored from the earliest times by confessing what happened in those times and reliving them successfully. What appears to be radical in religious history is reactionary. Practitioners of the religion, wrought up beyond sufferance, find even the rigid rites of their church insufficient to recapture the moments of chaos and creation. Prophets ... , short of deliberately re-annihilating themselves, the exact circumstances of chaos and creation. They have obsessively kept forms, practices, and words that go back to the beginnings of all religion and the first experience with the gods. All historical religions are therefore highly conservative and weaken their foundations as soon as they admit deviations. The function of inescapable and exactly repetitive ... EIGHT INDISPENSABLE GODS We have progressed so far from the early chapters of this book that a review of them is probably needed, a final commentary on the divine succession and historical religions. Historical religions conserve the memory of a certain time when the world was created and humans came into being. None says that mankind always existed, or that he evolved mechanically ...
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