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51. The Great Father [Books]
... Was he a living ancestor subsequently exaggerated into a cosmic divinity? Or was he originally a celestial god whom later myths reduced to human proportions? For an explanation of the great father researchers look to such varied powers as the solar ... god" Damuzi (or Tammuz), "son of the Apsu"- the shepherd of mankind whom classical mythology knew as Adonis and whose catastrophic departure or death became the focus of ritual lamentations for many hundreds of years. ... Enki, Ninurta, and Damuzi were only aspects of the creator An, whose ideogram (as previously noted) appears as the earliest Mesopotamian sign of divinity. In all the myths and temple hymns, the Sumerians distinguish the present ...
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52. Thoth Vol IV, No 13: Aug 31, 2000 [Journals] [Thoth]
... our ancestors sought to keep alive and to give meaning to experiences more intense than anything experienced in later times. Myth requires an active imagination, but something more as well. Always the myths point to EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS re-defining the course ... the evidence it seeks to explain, not its subservience to physics. Thus the idea that the conclusions of comparative mythology aren't to be taken seriously until they conform to the currently accepted theory of celestial mechanics is without foundation. The ... followed. With the drifting away of the planetary gods, attention shifted radically to the tools for remembering. Through mythical representations and reenactments, our ancestors sought to keep alive and to give meaning to experiences more intense than anything experienced ...
Terms matched: 6  -  Score: 8833  -  19 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/thoth/thoth4-13.htm
53. Cosmology And PsychologyY [Journals] [Kronos]
... recesses of the human mind - the Cosmos Within - lie two of Mankind's most profound psychological and emotional creations - Myth and Religion. Together, they have served man's basic need to bridge the known and the unknown, the finite ... to the student of psychology. Only a philosophically and historically, but also analytically trained mind can see in the mythological subjects their true content . . . "- I. Velikovsky, From AAAS Speech (1974) Introduction Somewhere ... an influential cosmos though they unequivocally conclude that the great myths of the world do have a common origin, that mythic actions are those of celestial bodies, and that mythic geography is not that of the Earth but rather the heavens ...
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... Farnell stressed as early as 1919 [11] that normal events and regular occurrences would have hardly been incorporated in myths: What is normal in nature and society rarely excites the myth-making imagination, which is more likely to be kindled ... SIS 1995 Braziers College Conference" Home | Issue Contents Cosmic Catastrophes and the Ballgame of the Sky Gods in Mesoamerican Mythology Benny Josef Peiser The ballgame is directly related to the continuous cycle and conflict between Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, [. ... it would not necessarily indicate any historical significance. However, since this association is recalled in almost all of the mythical accounts about the origins of the ritual ballgame, we have to take this information seriously and should not ignore it ...
Terms matched: 6  -  Score: 8733  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1995/29balls.htm
... the mistaken belief that the New World, the Americas, do not have any (or very few) Saturn myths that corroborate those of the Old World. Similarly the Old World ones themselves are often dismissed out of hand with ... be limited to a few highlights. That said, the Maya do have a wonderfully human and rather comic creation mythology, at least in its early stages. Basically, the gods responsible for creation got together in an attempt to ... that Mayan scholars are beginning to take these recent substituted meanings as gospel for what was originally meant in the Maya's mytho-historical record. This is resulting in new translations, and even re-translations, being interpreted in light of today's peaceful sky ...
Terms matched: 6  -  Score: 8699  -  04 Jan 2005  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0601/075maya.htm
... is today. I make the Deluge the burden of this chapter for the reason that men call it a "myth" and it is understood that the province of this volume is to explore the myths. The legends of the ... CD-Rom Home Canopy Skies of Ancient Man Celestial Records of the Orient Eden's Flaming Sword A Glance at Compartive Mythology Golden Age Canopy The Heavens and Earth of Prehistoric Man The Misread Record or The Deluge and its Cause Mythic Mountains The ... of Truth Golden Age Canopy Isaac Vail THE CANOPY THEORY When in the spring of 1874 I published my first little book on the Canopy Theory, entitled The Deluge and Its Cause, it presented timidly the suggestion that primitive man must ...
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57. Thoth Vol II, No. 10: June 15, 1998 [Journals] [Thoth]
... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mel Acheson THE MEANING OF MYTH..................... ... , and experiments need to be invented. New applications-new toys-need to be engineered. The story of the past-not only mythology, but history, archeology, anthropology, psychology-needs to be reconstructed and retold. The Electric Saturn Super Model provides ... . In WORLDS IN COLLISION, Velikovsky set the stage for a revolution in comparative mythology by suggesting that universally recurring mythical images-such as the war-god, fire-breathing dragon, and witch-reflect ancient man's attempt to commemorate terrifying cataclysms associated with planetary agents ...
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... The Chronicler's Tale 12 II. The Figure in Finland 26 III. The Iranian Parallel 36 IV. History, Myth and Reality 43 Intermezzo: A Guide for the Perplexed 56 V. The Unfolding in India 76 VI. Amlodhi's ... also said to look like Gilgamesh "to a hair." See A. L. Oppenheim, "Mesopotamian Mythology," Orientalia 17 (1948), pp. 24, 28.] who can stand up to him ... Seals (1939), pp. 67-70, plates XIV, xv, XIX.]; in the international mythical language the terminus technicus reads "to measure the depth of the sea." (Odysseus, more advanced and ...
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59. Discussion Comments From the Floor [Journals] [Aeon]
... Hamlet's Mill, then one would have no doubt that the Flood never happened anyway, since it is a sky myth later grounded by storytellers who did not understand the original meanings. ICE CORES NOT THAT SIMPLE SPEAKER: FRED HALL ... has recently re-read Hamlet's Mill with new eyes and concluded that it does "an admirable job of explaining the [mythological] material." He also claimed to be unaware of "anyone ever discussing" this work "on its ... of mythology, seeing there what my twentieth century intuition tells me should be there. Instead I have taken the mytho-historical record at face value. The fact that I, with others, have found it to be consistent, despite ...
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60. Solar System Studies (Part 2) [Journals] [Aeon]
... themes emphasized in recent research, it will be necessary to grant more credibility to the underlying and universal claims of myth. Wherever the present discussion may lead over the long haul, those who believe they can "prove it never ... that seem, at first blush, to accommodate the most compelling aspects of the myths. One of the central mythological themes noted by Talbott- and by others who have, to one degree or another followed his model of the ... shift to a halt. Catastrophist Issues and Models In order to bring physical evidence into a useful interface with the mythical themes emphasized in recent research, it will be necessary to grant more credibility to the underlying and universal claims of ...
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