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171. Precursors of Quantavolution [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the Bible, whose works on subjects such as evolution and geology were, for their times, as good as his own in Earth in Upheaval. He was unfriendly to religiously committed writers who pursued parallel paths and sought to ignore them. When Donald Patten, who had published an extensive and substantial scientific work on the Biblical Flood in 1966 ... not recognize any contemporary descendants of non-existent ancestors. This led him into an awkward position where, on the one hand, he was extolling the observations of ancient catastrophists of religion and natural history but disdaining the multitude of their descendants who were equally impressed by ancient catastrophism; he lost sight of most of the world's people when accusing mankind of ...
172. Hittites and Phrygians [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... to disseminate culture (per orthodox chronology). Ceram notes that in architecture the Hittites and Urartians differed from most other peoples who tended to build everything around the temple and religious shrine. Instead, they made the walled citadel their central architectural feature, and at an enormous cost in labor. They laid stone blocks upon almost inaccessible crags and ... accounted for. Urartu displays predominantly Hurrian features, including the use of that language- one of eight languages known from Hittite Hattusas.11 An injection of Hurrian culture and religion was absorbed, it seems, during the imperial period, and various theories pertain to the point of emanation (the absorption of Kizzuwatna, Hurrianized Cilicia, a favored ...
173. John Bossy, "Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair" [Journals] [Aeon]
... of all the magnificent nothing that was gained for the entire civilized world for ten times those three decades. But we are well ahead of the story, as the so-called religious conflicts themselves began about 1546, and may have even been given impetus by the burning of the Papal Bull by Martin Luther in 1520, fueling the fires of the ... prominence. Gold from the Americas had elevated Spain into a world power, financing its formidable Armada which reached its zenith in 1588. Potentates and their ministers, who saw religion more as a political tool than a lifestyle, sought to subvert the insidious influence of the Church by clandestinely encouraging heretical beliefs among the parishioners, while the Church prelates ...
174. The Reconstruction of Cosmic History [Journals] [Aeon]
... . Even so, the Biblical record is part of universal lore and the Saturnian message is as evident in the pages of the Old Testament as in any other collection of religious works. How then could Patten and Windsor have missed it? Judging by what they have written? especially by what Patten and his other collaborators have written in the ... The literature dealing with this 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 deity, in his many guises, literally permeates all of mythology, heading the pantheons ...
175. Heretics, Dogmatists and Science's Reception of New Ideas (Part 2) [Journals] [Kronos]
... ). pp. 34-35. The professional, disciplinary approach to scientific discoveries has today become just as much a barrier to innovation as was the Church of yesterday; whereas religious dogma once impeded direct contemplation of phenomena, the reification of science now allows for the perpetuation of doctrines, e.g ., the faith in uniformity, as ... M. Greenberg, E. R. Langenbach, Shane Mage, Lynn E. Rose, Jan Sammer, and Clark Whelton are especially appreciated. Science today, as religion in the past, has become dogmatic- in the East as in the West A scientist must swear loyalty to the established dogmas. The first rule of the scientific ...
176. "Worlds in Collision" and the Prince of Denmark: II. Hamlet and Meso-American Myth [Journals] [SIS Review]
... will be offered through a comparative study of the play's sources. There appear to be strong lines of connection between Hamlet, its literary and historical antecedents and certain myths and religious stories in cultures widely separated from Shakespeare in place and time. The nature of these connections is the topic of this paper, for only in certain cases was the ... it is they have to say in common. JOSEPH CAMPBELL has taught us that we can expect "to uncover some of the truths disguised for us under the figures of religion and mythology by bringing together a multitude of not-too-difficult examples and letting the ancient meaning become apparent of itself" [9 ]. In this paper, I intend to ...
... p. 143. On the farreaching influence of the Babylonians over Greek culture see Muller s Handbuch der klassischen Alterthumswissenschaft, vi, 453-457. . THE HOMERIC UNIVERSE 77 Babylonian religious thought is lost for us in the mists of prehistoric time. We may indeed amuse ourselves by speculating as to its pro gressive development, but we shall find it ... universe as pictured in thought by the ancient Hebrews, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Iranians, and Indo-Aryans: a guidebook for beginners in the study of ancient literatures and religions William Fairfield Warren Copyright, 1909, by EATON & MAINS. . NORTH POLAR ZETUTH THE BABYLONIAN UNIVERSE Illustrating pages 33-40 The upright central line is the polar axis of ...
178. KA [Books]
... monosyllable penetrates Greek and other languages as well; it testifies, not so much on behalf of Egyptian chronological precedence, as for an ecumenical, possibly even hologenetic development of religious and thence all language of the ancient world. Alfred de Grazia Princeton, New Jersey 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface CHAPTERS: Title page INTRODUCTION CONTENTS PREFACE 1. AUGURY ... Eight: Sky and Stage) 9. TRIPOD CAULDRONS Notes (Chapter Nine: Tripod Cauldrons) 10. THE EVIDENCE FROM PLUTARCH 11. THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS 12. MYSTERY RELIGIONS Notes (Chapter Twelve: Mystery Religions) 13. KA', AND EGYPTIAN MAGIC Notes (Chapter Thirteen: KA" and Egyptian magic) 14. BOLTS FROM ...
179. Venus in Ancient Myth and Language [Journals] [Aeon]
... reconstruct the history of this most unusual "comet." (2 ) We found a consistent connection of a comet-like Venus with Saturn, reflected in the earliest astronomical and religious texts alike, a connection which we interpreted as having developed at the time when Saturn reigned supreme in the skies as the central sun. Indeed, we were able ... Latin Venus If the comparative approach to mythology has merit, the question is how to evaluate the mythology of the Latin goddess Venus, since it is usually agreed that Latin religion is singularly devoid of its own mythology (apart from the borrowed Greek mythology, that is). Georges Dumezil, one of the leading scholars of the new school ...
180. The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians [Books]
... their environment. After a certain time, solar temples, if built at all, would be oriented either to the sun at some critical time of the agricultural- or religious- year, or to the solstices and equinoxes. But at first, until the fixity of the sun's yearly movements and especially the solstices and equinoxes had been recognised ... . Fearing) I shall show subsequently how the rise of the Nile, which took place at the summer solstice, not only dominated the industry, but the astronomy and religion of Egypt; and I was much interested in hearing from my friend Dr. Wallis Budge that the rise of the Tigris and Euphrates takes place not far from the ...
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