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... helpful parallels and revealed new traits. The mythological passages of the Book of Genesis are not illustrative of religion, properly called so. They have only been made to serve religious purposes. Creation and all the other subjects discussed in the foregoing pages belong, rather, to the realm of science, and thus demand a scientific explanation. The ... , while the myths of the world dealing with the same subjects supplied helpful parallels and revealed new traits. The mythological passages of the Book of Genesis are not illustrative of religion, properly called so. They have only been made to serve religious purposes. Creation and all the other subjects discussed in the foregoing pages belong, rather, to ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 521  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/bellamy/god/17-conclusion.htm
202. The Great Comet Venus [Journals] [Aeon]
... comet"?- but to answer the question in overwhelming detail, with incontrovertible data and an inescapable conclusion: Velikovsky's comet Venus lies very close to the center of ancient religious, artistic and literary traditions. (11) Velikovskian Research and Catastrophism How can it be that two researchers, approaching the same field of data, can draw such ... author attempting to rationalize a clearly stated Venus-comet connection, offering his own explanation. But in this instance the "explanation" involves nothing less than a rewriting of the Aztec religion: for the identity of the transformed heart-soul of Quetzalcoatl as the planet Venus was an unshakable tenet of the myths and rites. With respect to the Mesoamerican celestial serpents ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 521  -  30 Jul 2008  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0305/005comet.htm
... as expressed by the geographer Eduard Hahn at the turn of the century, that cattle were originally domesticated in western Asia by sedentary farmers and that domestication was deliberately undertaken for religious motives. In contrast, nineteenth-century materialistic economic theories would have had early man domesticating cattle gradually for economic reasons via hunting and, later, a nomadic, herding way ... life, but the tools of modern science are here used to effect in substantiating Hahn's synthesis of ancient religions, archaeology, zoology and cultural history to show that the Urus, a large, wild, intractable animal formerly spread widely throughout Asia, Europe and north Africa, was originally sought out for sacrificial purposes because of its enormous crescent-shaped horns ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 516  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v070a/33cattl.htm
... man, and everything appertaining to him, were held in such high esteem by scholars as at present." "It is now a recognized principle of philosophy that no religious belief, however crude, nor any historical tradition, however absurd, can be held by the majority of a people for any considerable time as true, without having ... mouth. This long-trailing object in the skies was probably the origin of that primeval serpent-worship found all over the world. And hence the association of the serpent in so many religions with the evil one. In itself, the serpent should no more represent moral wrong than the lizard, the crocodile, or the frog; but the hereditary abhorrence ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 516  -  19 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/donnelly/ragnarok/p3ch1-13.htm
... with myth, divination, and prophecy, and the latter . . . embodies the mythology and cosmology of the post-Classic Guatemalan Maya. The Ritual of the Bacabs deals with religious symbolism, medical incantations, and similar matters. Early accounts written in Spanish by conquerors or priests. The most important of these sources is Diego de Landa's Relacion de ... cosas de Yucatan (" On the Things of Yucatan") written about 1566. It is the best description of post-Classic religion in Yucatan and other details of late Maya history and life. Other sources. To these sources may be added the observations recorded by modern anthropologists and ethnologists about present-day Maya, such as the Lacandones. In the ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 515  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0101/075codex.htm
206. Beneath Bauer [Books]
... more insidious. "Beyond that, the fervor shown by many of Velikovsky's supporters demands some attention." (28) He finds their behavior "ardent," "religious," "that of converts to a new religion." (29) That is all he says on this point, but, from this minuscule assessment, ... " (4 ) "In adolescence and early adulthood, our readiness to believe encounters our desire to comprehend the world . . . we choose among the various philosophies and religions to whose propaganda we are exposed . . . . And, having once embraced a belief, we are prepared to ignore all sorts of evidence that points to the ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 514  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/ginenthal/gould/05bauer.htm
... researchers, was used in most of the domestic documents, sometimes also for diplomatic purposes; and the tongue called "the language of Khatti" in inscriptions was used for religious purposes and also employed in matters of etiquette at the palace. Four or five other tongues were read in the cuneiform tablets from Boghazkoi and were named appropriately by the ... Hittites of Syria and Asia Minor were an amalgam of two peoples, one of which belonged to the Indo-European race. The Indo-European nation might have absorbed the culture and the religion of the older population, its language receiving many Babylonian and Khattili elements. A system of at least three main languages and several secondary ones in the same archives complicates ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 514  -  05 Jul 2007  -  URL: /online/no-text/velikovsky/ramses/4-forgotten.htm
... , with the octopus, which in repose curves its tentacles in spiral form and with the ram's horns of various outstanding deities. In doing so, they have emphasized the religious or magico-religious associations of the objects in question. Their list, however, can be greatly added to. Certain reptiles, plants and animals figure in the ancient mythological ... of many firs. The fir cone was a prominent religious symbol in Assyria as well as on the branches of conifers and lycopodiums. The dog, which was connected with religion at an early period, often early man was prone to attach importance to the habits of forms of a spiral movement before lying down to sleep, and animals, ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 514  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/migration/2a.htm
... , with the octopus, which in repose curves its tentacles in spiral form and with the ram's horns of various outstanding deities. In doing so, they have emphasized the religious or magico-religious associations of the objects in question. Their list, however, can be greatly added to. Certain reptiles, plants and animals figure in the ancient mythological ... of many firs. The fir cone was a prominent religious symbol in Assyria as well as on the branches of conifers and lycopodiums. The dog, which was connected with religion at an early period, often early man was prone to attach importance to the habits of forms of a spiral movement before lying down to sleep, and animals, ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 514  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/symbols/2a.htm
210. Propaganda And Scientific History [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... no weight, if it appeared to clash with a text of scripture, or a commentary of one of the fathers.... Columbus, who was a devoutly religious man, found that he was in danger of being convicted not merely of error, but of heterodoxy [heresy]! Others more versed in science admitted the globular ... . It was an ideal propaganda weapon with which to tar Darwin's opponents. In 1874, John W. Draper (1811-1882) published his influential History of the Conflict between Religion and Science. It was the first time that an influential writer had directly maintained that science and religion were at war. It was immensely successful, and established in ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 513  -  27 May 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0501/04propaganda.pdf
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