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21. From Myth to a Physical Model [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon III:3 (Oct 1993) Home | Issue Contents From Myth to a Physical Model Dave Talbott Introduction In this article, the first of three parts, I take up these issues- General issues for ... it took the critics to set pen to paper. I offer here some general observations on the character of world mythology, noting a few of the "anomalous" facts one must confront in seeking an explanation of myth as a ... . 1. No recurring mythical theme is explained by the present celestial order. This is an amazing fact, in view of many hundreds of identifiable themes. The inescapable conclusion: it is self-defeating to ignore the possibility of a ...
22. RECONSTRUCTING THE SATURN MYTH [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon I:1 (Jan 1988) Home | Issue Contents Reconstructing the Saturn Myth David Talbott The origins of ancient mythology; the birth of the first civilizations; a violent history of the solar system: these ... the primary themes of the general theory highlighted in the following pages. If the thesis is correct, then modern man has gravely misunderstood his own past and failed altogether to recognize the drama of human origins- the events by which man ... as a central figure in the argument. In the broadest sense, what I have proposed is an explanation of mythical phenomena as a whole. As will be immediately apparent, however, this explanation requires some extraordinary concessions from the ...
23. On testing The Polar configuration [Journals] [Aeon]
... Contents On testing The Polar configuration David Talbott Background This is a follow-up article to my previous "Reconstructing the Saturn Myth," AEON Vol. I, No. 1. It is assumed that readers will have read that article ... of the sun rested on a great pillar or mountain of fight. It would be impossible to find a well-developed mythological system that does not include this spectacular cosmic mountain as the primeval home of the sun god. Not just a ... but a column of fire and light, a golden mountain, silver mountain, or mountain constituted of fiery waters, air or "aether." In one myth after another, it is claimed that the mount rose from the ...
... whole we would translate literally, the God Priapus which is itself an evident compound of Peor-Apis (Bryants Heath, Myth, vol. i, p. 177.) "The Phallus was carried in the ancient mysteries as an ... far advanced in preparation The Archeology and Ethnology of Central America. Illustrated. The Mexican Calendar. Illustrated. The Mythological System of the Ancient Mexicans. Illustrated. The Semi-civilized Nations of New Mexico. CONTENTS. Chapter I. Introductory ... not your Serpent a "rattle-snake," and, ergo, purely American? Are not Egyptian Serpents all purely Mythic? The metaphysical idea of the Cosmogonicnl Serpent may be one and the sense; but does not the zoological diversity ...
25. The Book of Revelation is History [Books]
... is History H. S. Bellamy Contents Introduction The Cosmological Basis of the Interpretation Text and Commentary Prologue First Section Myths of the Cataclysm Caused by the Breakdown of a Former Satellite The First Cycle of Myths The Second Cycle of Myths ... The Atlantis Myth Conclusion Appendices The Cosmological Myths in the Book of Ezekiel The Cosmological Myths in the Book of Daniel Mythological Material in the Fourth Book of Ezra Mythological Material in the Book of Isaiah Cosmological Myths in the Book of Enoch ... For only this method of interpretation makes the apocalyptic myths speak intelligently and clearly, reveals the historical kernel underlying the mythical husk, explains the meaning of the `symbols' and the sense of each expression and clause, and shows ...
26. The Reconstruction of Cosmic History [Journals] [Aeon]
... of his conception "is simple in construction... it must, nevertheless, conform to the message of myth."(10) His counsel on this was worded in the following manner: In a metaphorical sense, ... particular aspect of the universal record is now quite comprehensive. No researcher can honestly delve into ancient cosmic lore, mythology, and the origin of religion without coming face to face with this most obvious of ancient beliefs. The Saturnian ... Aeon II:2 (1990) Home | Issue Contents The Reconstruction of Cosmic History Dwardu Cardona 1. The Mytho-Historical Record We are now entering a period when more parties are beginning to discuss the Saturnian model independently initiated by David ...
27. Ladder to Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... which he removed the rungs. The same...is said of the Lamba god Leza. The sky-ladder myth is also found among the Rotse in Zambia, where their deity is said to have ascended along the thread of ... inhabited continents. The present study will offer a cross-cultural analysis of the ladder-to-heaven and discuss its relationship to other well-known mythological motifs. At the conclusion of our survey, an attempt will be made to reconstruct the extraordinary events that inspired ... . The Separation of Heaven and Earth In order to understand the ladder-to-heaven motif it is necessary to establish its proper mytho-historical context. The ladder-to-heaven, as we have seen, was said to have existed during that primordial period when heaven ...
28. The Saturn Thesis (Part 2) [Journals] [Aeon]
... equally in all directions. That was a description based not on observations in his day, but on the ancient myth of the comet. The philosopher was tapping into the general tradition of the Great Comet, whose vivid and terrifying ... wheel? Talbott: Why not a spoked wheel, or, I should say, the spoked wheel associated with mythology? But first, for the sake of convenience, let's separate the wheel of many spokes from the common four-spoked ... are surprisingly similar from one land to another? Talbott: I've used the phrase Radiant Venus for a wide-range of mythical and symbolic images suggesting a sphere in the center of a much larger sphere, with luminous streamers radiating out from ...
29. The Birth of Athena [Journals] [Aeon]
... birth of Athena continues to exert a strange fascination upon modern readers in spite of these incongruities: "This birth myth is as popular as it is puzzling." (4 ) There have been numerous attempts to explain the bizarre ... ." (5 ) Harrison's interpretation was subsequently adopted by Robert Graves, the most popular modern writer on Greek mythology. (6 ) In the past century it was common for scholars to interpret Athena's birth in terms of a ... further analysis and/or verification. That there remains no satisfactory explanation of Athena's birth- arguably the single greatest mythical image bequeathed to us by the ancient Greeks- is a tell-tale sign of just how far we are from achieving ...
30. Night of the Gods: Axis Myths [Books]
... 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Axis Myths The Axis as Spear, Pike, or Pal. The God Picus. Divine names in Pal-. The ... warred with Theseus must take their place, as chronologicals, with all the other'"fifties " of Greek Mythology (see Index). The slaying and flaying of Pallas10the Titan by Dallas the goddess, who donned his skin ... would connect itself perhaps with the Indian lingam incidents (see Meru) and the male and female deities called Pallas would be originally a dual axis-god. Cicero gives a legend which is another forth of this; making Minerva the daughter ...
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