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121. Solomon and Sheba [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . Joseph's influence over Egypt must have been enormous. Pharaoh gave him for a wife the daughter of the priest of Heliopolis (Genesis 41:45) and the highly religious Joseph probably exerted a considerable theological influence on the system of Heliopolis . The influence of Hebrew wisdom on the Egyptians did not end with Joseph. Hatshepsut's ... Thutmose II and Hatshepsut were Solomon's parents-in-law, it is possible that it was their daughter, Neferure, who was given to Solomon for his wife [9 ]. Her Religion During Hatshepsut's co-rulership with Thutmose III there was a trend towards monotheism in Egypt, with Amon-Ra being identified in inscriptions as King of All Gods' . ...
122. Puritanism, Misogyny, and Female Sexuality [Journals] [Aeon]
... female sexuality, are all present in our own as well as other cultures. It is here argued, via an examination of ancient texts, myths, legends, and religious beliefs and practices, that they have a common origin in the Yahwist religious reforms with which Hebrew scripture is largely preoccupied, reforms which only succeeded in ending the worship ... to whom God's words (through the prophet) are being addressed. The passage clearly contains references to religious practices associated with female sexuality that belonged to the older, idol-worshipping religion, which continued to be practiced in Jerusalem: sexual acts on high places and the sacrificing of children to these idols. The latter is a barely concealed reference to ...
123. Man's Divine Mirror [Books] [de Grazia books]
... object- the description may be close, and when a mass of separate hallucinations is analyzed statistically, one does obtain averages and types. When two people discuss a similar religious experience - a visual revelation of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, say-one can statistically adumbrate shared social and psychic features of the people that tend to qualify ... mankind once was much more religious than now. Geology and archaeology can demonstrate (with much more research than they are inclined to provide) the actual basis for enhanced early religion. Psychology and the history of religion can show how the religious mind has expectedly peaked in these actual stress periods and subsided when the strains relaxed. Practically all historians ...
... Egyptian civilization. It consisted usually of isolated settlements along the banks of the Nile, principally in theDelta, and spread over considerable and largely separated distances, mainly inhabited by religious communities. Strange in that while these mysterious pioneers settled in the Nile Valley, bordering on Asia and Africa yet partaking of neither, they showed no desire to radiate ... Prehistoric Britain by Comyns Beaumont CD Home | Contents Part Three: The Cult Of The Underworld Chapter III Egypt's Hidden Terror "0 Egypt! Egypt! fables alone of thy religion will survive, equally incomprehensible to thy descendants; and words cut into stone will alone remain telling of thy pious deeds ApuIeus: Dialogus Hermetis Tresmegista. Ths ancient civilization ...
125. Knowing the Gods [Books] [de Grazia books]
... gods left the world to develop by itself. Some merely say: "God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform." (There is, incidentally, a religious adage for every circumstance.) Most who believe in gods - these are in numbers largely of the Hebraic complex or Hinduism - prove their case by pointing to divine ... of individuals, at some risk of persecution, whether criminal or medical, from claiming encounters. Who validates encounters? This is properly a subject for the political science of religion. Who "should" validate them is the claim of as many theistic religions as exist. A large bureaucratic church may devote much energy to acknowledge any encounters, ...
126. Thoth Vol III, No. 6: March 31, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... EDITOR: Amy Acheson PUBLISHER: Michael Armstrong LIST MANAGER: Brian Stewart CONTENTS STEREOSCOPIC VIEWPOINT OF CATASTROPHICS. . . . . . by Amy Acheson THE BIG BANG AS A RELIGIOUS WORK . . . . . . . .by Dwardu Cardona SHOEMAKER-LEVI SPECULATIONS . . . . . . . . . . .By Wal Thornhill SUMMARY OF RALPH ... Space Child's Mother Goose_ While the Discipline of Catastrophics may not illuminate infinity any more than Titus FitzImmeter's planimeter, its tremendous scope gives it an advantage over traditional science and religion as a tool for understanding the recent history of the solar system. And this is why: Science, in its quest to explain every detail of a stable system ...
127. Whirlpools and Whirlwinds [Books]
... - 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 ... 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 ...
128. Letters [Journals] [SIS Review]
... "1 . The common theme of religions is cosmic deliverance. This is against the widely-held view that it is not possible to attribute a common denominator to the variety of religious phenomena, and that we must be content to discover family resemblances among them. "2 . Particular religions are cultural embodiments of a common threefold dynamic consisting of cosmic ... mounting evidence in the most disparate disciplines of researches which unwittingly, and therefore all the more persuasively, tends to reinforce his premises. One recent example in the field of religion is a work (which, I confess, attracted me by its title): The Fragile Universe - An Essay in the Philosophy of Religions by Patrick Burke ( ...
129. New Proofs of God [Books] [de Grazia books]
... religion in especially two regards: religion was, and must remain in whatsoever guise, the companion of the newly born, traumatized, self-aware human mind; and the earliest religious voices, still speaking through the sacred documents of ancient times, were telling many truths, even literal truths about natural events, human nature, and human institutions- ... CHAPTER TWELVE New Proofs of God Ideas of quantavolution- of sudden great changes- attract the attention of historians of religion in especially two regards: religion was, and must remain in whatsoever guise, the companion of the newly born, traumatized, self-aware human mind; and the earliest religious voices, still speaking through the sacred documents of ...
130. The Inconstant Heavens [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the universe had been created once and forever. They started to investigate ancient chronology, and laid down the foundations of geology and paleontology. In the age of Reformation some religious apologists argued that a distinction must be made between the creation of the universe as a whole and the creation of the Earth: the biblical text referred to the latter ... the reasons upon which it is founded. It is now become a matter of mere curiosity to study the first writers on that subject. David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779), Part II. Only a few years ago astronomers were unanimous in dismissing as preposterous Velikovsky's contention that the movement of the heavenly bodies is affected by ...
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