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31. Mother Goddess and Warrior-Hero (Part One) [Journals] [Aeon]
... Venus and Mars. In this four-part series I shall take up the special roles of the two planets Venus and Mars, both highly active in the evolution of the original planetary assembly. As an introduction to the mother goddess and warrior hero, this series can only adumbrate a subject whose full illumination will require volumes. Taking world mythology and folklore as a whole, the two most active and frequently-occurring figures are (as illuminated by the archetypes of the polar configuration) echoes of Venus and Mars. For a variety of reasons, this truth has not been perceived. Much of heroic literature has been so fully brought down to Earth that the original celestial character of the central figures ...
32. Ladder to Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... at hand in our ability to understand, model, and reconstruct the recent history of the Solar System. O [1 ] Genesis 28:12. [2 ] T. Gaster, Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament (New York, 1969), pp. 184-187. [3 ] J. Frazer, Folklore in the Old Testament (New York, 1988), pp. 228-229. [4 ] P. Breutz, "Sotho-Tswana Celestial Concepts," in Ethnological and Linguistic Studies in Honour of N.J . van Warmelo (Pretoria, 1969), pp. 199-200. [5 ] C. Mountford, Arnhem Land: Art ...
33. Untitled [Books]
... we have seen the brink of catastrophe, but have been brought safely back. There are other catastrophic, or at least celestial, overtones. For example, the whole play's action occurs during the crucial part of a lunar fertility cycle. It begins when the moon is on the wane, which is a period of danger and error in folklore, and so every impulse seeking to run its course during this period must be held in check, must be delayed until a time of better beginnings. The action then moves through a span of three or four nights of darkness and confusion, finally reaching the moment of the new moon. This is the correct time for beginnings, ...
34. Myth and the Origin of Religion [Journals] [Pensee]
... in the world of physical existence. Almost every theory of interpretation of myth since Durkheim, stripped of its rhetoric, accepts this definition. Franz Boas. Durkheim's reduction of myth to a verbal and quasi-religious reality was echoed by Franz Boas, who focused on the hidden meanings found in myths. Boas wrote in his essay, "Mythology and Folklore" (in General Anthropology), that "Mythological concepts are the fundamental views of the constitution of the world and of its origin" (2 ). The problem with this theory was that it did not get down to specifics regarding particular myths and how they arose. Were all ancient sources to be equally suspect? Or only ...
35. The Velikovsky Affair [Books] [de Grazia books]
... of ideas. Yet one of the glaring features of the Velikovsky case is the humanistic ignorance of natural scientists. A reading of the Velikovsky record should be part of the proceedings of any group considering the revision of curriculum for students of the natural sciences. Soon a century will have passed since the beginnings of the scientific investigation of myth, folklore, and primitive psychology. It has been many years since a theory of the unconscious has found a place in the instrumentation of social science. The science of linguistics, of symbols, of the sociology of communication, has progressed. It would appear that a more broadly educated or at least philosophically trained scientific class would have been able ...
36. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Two [Books]
... Venus is feminine. They relate that she is a beautiful maiden whom Urgel (the Pleiades) loves. When these two meet in the sky it is a bad omen, foretelling storms and violent weather." How V arrived at the birth of Venus from this is a mystery. All in all, Holmberg's section on Venus in Siberian folklore can hardly be said to lend concrete support to V's scenario. Indeed, consider the following legend from Holmberg, not mentioned by V in WIC "The Yenisei Ostiaks imagine Venus to be the oldest among the stars, and to guard them from dangers and watch that they do not disappear before their time. For this reason it is ...
37. A Personal Reminiscence [Journals] [Aeon]
... a project, to say the least. Already established in Europe as an author and a noteworthy scholar when he came to New York in 1939, he planned only to carry on his historical researches at the Columbia University libraries. His interests turned to ancient history, particularly as developed in Egyptian papyri, biblical sources, and the mythologies and folklores of various civilizations. According to his own account, he spent ten years comparing these historical sources, and concluded that there is a chronological discrepancy between the biblical portrayal of the exodus and the portrayal in the Ipuwer Papyrus of what Velikovsky accepted as the same series of events, a series of catastrophes that struck the Egyptians. To validate ...
38. Thoth Vol III, No. 18: Dec 31, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... [p . 145] Gold proceeds to describe many eyewitness reports from ancient times to modern. A constellation of recurring phenomena becomes apparent: "Eruptions, flames, noises, odors, asphyxiation, fountains of water and mud..." often occur before the quake. Gold concludes on page 147: "The accumulated observations maintained in folklore and contemplated by the intelligentsia of the time meant that the ancients recognized a variety of phenomena that seemed to serve well as warnings of an impending quake. In some ways, folklore is of more practical value to residents of earthquake-prone regions than is our modern science." He describes several incidents where people were able to evacuate their villages ...
39. Aster and Disaster: The Golden Age - I [Journals] [Kronos]
... of time. Its later absence, though evident, was only partially acknowledged. Its presence, felt to be perpetual, was regarded as having changed only in outward manifestation, from immemorial visibility to (hopefully temporary) invisibility. In appearance, Aster was presumptively round and inferentially spheroidal. Predictably, most of the objects to which the world's folklore compares it are circular or ball-like. They include fruits, flowers, eggs, heads, and wheels. The representative fruits which receive major attention in traditional narratives range from a big apple to a great pumpkin. Apples are frequently described as golden (and may actually denote oranges or apricots). Golden apples frequently play a magical role ...
... Heimdallr, the Norse god who stands at the top of Bifrost, is also, etymologically considered, the " World-judge " or" World-divider." Menzel, Unsterblichkeitslehre, i. 134. In Plato(Repub., 614 ff.) the judge stands at the bottom of the column. Forgrotesque survivals of the Bridge of Souls in folklore, see Tylor, Primitive Culture, Index. 7.The diagram attempted by Windischmann, Zoroastrisfhe Studien,p . 67, is inconsistent with the Bundahish, ch. v., q. So must be every attempt to arrange the keshvares on a flat earth. 8. Darmesteter transliterates the names as follows: " The earth ...
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