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131. Catastrophism and Anthropology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... customs and rituals to these past cataclysms. Vico and Boulanger accepted the ancient belief that the Earth had undergone many natural disasters and that from these global upheavals all institutions and religious ceremonies were derived. Yet, with the emergence of 19th century evolutionary gradualism, all fields of science banned catastrophe theories completely from universities, research and scientific journals. ... consequently rejecting every possibility that the tradition originated from historical events [2 ]. According to Frazer's biographer, the implicit purpose of this rejection was to undermine the Bible and religion by insisting on its folkloric stratum, thereby associating it with savagery' [3 ]. Since then, 20th century anthropology has tended to view the ancient flood traditions ...
132. Untitled [Journals]
... Bimson, John J.: Nature and Scale of An Exodus Catastrophe Reassessed [Review V1993cam] Bimson, John J.: Response to Mike Rowland "The Beginning of Religious Belief". [Workshop No3] Bimson, John J.: Rockenbach's De Cometis' and the Identity of Typhon [Review V0104] Bimson, John J. ... Saturn (Excerpts From An Autobiographical Essay) [Aeon Vol0103] Cardona, Dwardu: Saturn As King [Kronos Vol0403] Cardona, Dwardu: Saturn: in Myth and Religion [Kronos Vol1001] Cardona, Dwardu: Saturn's Flare-ups [Workshop Vol0501] Cardona, Dwardu: Shamash and Sin [Workshop W1992no2] Cardona, Dwardu: Shrine of ...
133. Chaos and Creation [Books] [de Grazia books]
... clogged the air and soil with red dust, darkened the day, excited pandemonium and brought general starvation. She sent berserk tribes upon the warpath. She aroused a great religious fervor and claimed sacrificial victims, in great numbers. Her tresses (phallus) were cut off in a passage near Earth and a frenzy of sexual deviance seized many ... and spreading terror upon the Earth. Again and again, until the seventh century B.C . Earth was menaced. The most strenuous inventions and applications of magic and religion did not avail against the horrendous god. Other behaviors of cometary Venus can be recited briefly: The comet was a god of many characters- female, male, ...
134. The Ring About The Earth at 2300 BC [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Old Babylonian era before the middle of the second millennium BC. Some contain still earlier material. ' Lenormant [3 ], about 100 years ago, spoke about a religious evolution' occurring in Sargon I's time, at the beginning of the Akkadian empire (about 2300 BC). Oldenburg [4 ] dated the mythology of the Ugaritic ... region at 2300 BC initiated widespread geophysical changes. The dust was a result of the Earth encountering a massive meteoroid stream, the Taurids. The event was sufficiently traumatic that religions were formed in essentially all cultures on the Earth. Thunderbolts were a prominent theme of the religions, but a new theme appeared - a ring surrounding the Earth. ...
135. "King Living in Truth". Part 1 (Oedipus and Akhnaton) [Velikovsky]
... | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents "King Living in Truth"SOMETIME after ascending the throne Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhnaton. This action was a consequence of his religious reform of replacing the supreme god Amon by the god Aton. The usual interpretation has it that Amon-Ra was the sun god and that Aton was also the sun god ... be no question that in this personal relation between a man and his god there was something new, something that had not been experienced previously in the same degree in the religion of Egypt, or at least had not been documented by an earlier or later hymn, prayer, or litany.3 It cannot be overlooked that Akhnaton regarded himself ...
136. 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 ...
137. The Charisma of Moses [Books] [de Grazia books]
... ; the Jewish legend says that it was a temporary moratorium on births for all people. Even birth control policies in America have been declared forms of infanticide and genocide by religious and racial minority leaders and writers. Egypt was a heavily regulated, bureaucratic state. There is something to be made of Moses' name. It is clearly Egyptian ... an historical gift to the reconciliation. For the first time in 3400 years, some people were speaking well of the Egyptians. (It matters little in the rhetoric of religion or ethnicism that neither the Egyptians nor the Israeli of today are much like their namesakes of Exodus.) THE LOVE CHILD What strikes me about Freud's determination that Moses ...
138. Past, Present, and Future [Books] [de Grazia books]
... ideas of evolution when these were advanced by Darwin, Huxley and their allies, and more effective too than the uniformitarian efforts to censor Velikovsky's catastrophism. Catastrophism flourished in the religious dogma of the world and still does. Certain doubtful exceptions are provided by a few primitive tribes, some modern versions of Christianity, periodic cultic manifestations largely of oriental ... this day can be carried on the shelves of a large bookcase. Almost all of the lost works that dealt with astronomy, geology, anthropology, and the history of religions must have treated of catastrophes and possessed a catastrophic viewpoint. I venture this from the fact that the great majority of the works that remain can be so described. ...
139. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Journals] [Aeon]
... and tumultuous figure whose modus operandi is the generation of lightning and the hurling of death-dealing thunderbolts from the sky. A prominent character in ancient pantheons, shamanic rites, and religious iconography, the thundergod often doubles as a god of war. The Inca god Illapa is a case in point: "Lightning in Inca religion was the major theophany ... From: Aeon VI:1 (Feb 2001) Home | Issue Contents Thundergods and Thunderbolts Ev Cochrane It is the unanimous view of scholars exploring comparative religion that the peculiar mythical traditions surrounding thunderbolts and lightning originated in primitive man's awe before the thunderstorm. Davidson's opinion may be cited as representing the orthodox position: "To people of an ...
140. Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, "Freud's Moses" [Journals] [Aeon]
... for over three decades: The desire to understand the roots of advanced culture (Greek and Hebrew) in ancient Egypt together with the simultaneous urge to understand the origins of religious sentiment. Freud's thesis, briefly, was as follows: Monotheism originated in Egypt, where it was established as a state religion by Akhenaton. Upon the latter's death ... an Egyptian priest by the name of Moses gathered together a hitherto oppressed and nomadic tribe of Semites and, upon leading them to Canaan, kept the Egyptian king's religion alive. Shortly thereafter, however, upon tiring of the strict measures imposed by Moses, of which circumcision was the most obvious, the masses revolted and killed their Egyptian leader ...
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