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251. Thoth Vol I, No. 6: March 16, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... the gods, drinking the waters of life and enjoying unbounded prosperity. Ancient Egypt, an acknowledged cradle of civilization, preserved a remarkably similar memory. Not just in their religious and mythical texts, but in every sacred activity, the Egyptians incessantly looked backwards, to events of the Tep Zepi. The phrase means the "First Time, ... up with more irrelevant or insignifcant fragments of knowledge. There isn't any meaningful payoff to striving to come to a common understanding, is there? After all, truth (religion) is personal. The Constitution says it is. Well....If there isn't one truth- a common possible-to-perceive reality, a set of values that transcends ...
252. The Rise of Blood Sacrifice [Journals] [Aeon]
... slaughtered "idols." Such "statues" of gods quickly decomposed. Therefore, it is not by chance that, for example, Mycenaean archaeology failed to deliver these religious items expected by excavators. (106) Instead, poles and pillars were found whose function was never really understood. Nevertheless, in the early sixties, the link ... . Though well documented, the textual and archaeological sources which point to catastrophic preconditions for the emergence of a sacrificial elite, are only rarely taken into consideration by students of religion. This paper tries to show the essential correctness of Mesopotamian myths, which claim the first "cult places" and their priestly personnel to have emerged as institutions for ...
253. Language and Thought in Ancient Egypt (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... . to the late conquerors of Egypt than to the ancient Egyptians." The implications here are, first, that languages can be classified or described in terms of the religious beliefs of their speakers and, second, that the racial affiliations of the Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Arabs were or are patently distinct ... be ibis-headed. Yet not only were none of the Greek gods animal-headed, but it was precisely the theriomorphy of the Egyptian deities that the Greeks found most grotesque about Egyptian religion. In other cases, Talbott's statements are, if not erroneous, at least misleading. One such source of potential misunderstanding occurs on p. 28, where he ...
254. Index of Authors
... in the Classics Hugh Crosthwaite, The Etruscans and their Language Hugh Eggleton, Did Saturn Explode Twice? Hugh Eggleton, Mercury and the Tower of Babel Hugh Eggleton, Some Religious Themes in the Light of Velikovsky et alia Hugo Meynell, A Philosophy for Interdisciplinary Studies Hugo Meynell, Schools of Thought - A Reply Hyam Maccoby, Worlds in Collision ... I, The Concept of Deity Dwardu Cardona, Planetary Worship Dwardu Cardona, Saturn As King Dwardu Cardona, Saturn before the Sun Dwardu Cardona, Saturn: In Myth and Religion Dwardu Cardona, Saturn's Flare-ups Dwardu Cardona, Saturn's Sacred Mountain Dwardu Cardona, Shamash and Sin Dwardu Cardona, Tektites and China's Dragon Dwardu Cardona, The Ankh Dwardu Cardona ...
255. Sun 13 July Abstracts [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... memories of deluges and revolutions of the earth's crust. It was the dogma of evolutionism which slowly obscured past global catastrophes from the view of learned men. Yet, the religious texts were still there. Eventually, they were regarded as mere emanations of exalted souls. The cataclysms described in them supposedly had nothing to do with earth and cosmos ... of dynamic equilibrium) as it invoked to explain the orderly arrangement of the earth and the heavenly bodies. In so doing, it implied the baselessness of the traditional Olympian religion which attributed lightning and earthquakes to whims of Zeus and Poseidon and world-destructions to battles of the sky-gods. The ultimate Milesian agenda may therefore have been to liberate people from ...
256. Historical Paradise and Collective Psychology [Journals] [Horus]
... . For the Hindus the Krita Yuga - again, the first age - was one of saintliness: there were no gods or demons, and there was no need for religious ceremonies; human beings could ascend to heaven and return to earth at will. Likewise, according to the Hopis and Mayas the original human beings were all-knowing, wise ... all believed in an original paradise. Paradise mythology is so pervasive, and is so central to the religious mythology of the vast preponderance of ancient peoples, that historian of religion Mircea Eliade considers nostalgia for paradise to be at the very core of humankind's spiritual impulse: for the shaman as for the Christian; for the Taoist as for the ...
257. Josephus and Velikovsky [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... claimed that at the time of Abraham, Jupiter dominated the Earth, causing great destruction.(3 ) Josephus gives more details than do the Scriptures as to Abraham's new religious beliefs, which caused him to be driven from his original home in Chaldea. Astronomy played a large part in the ideas of the father of three major religions. ... For he was the first that ventured to publish this notion, that there was but one God, the Creator of the Universe; .. . This his opinion was derived from the irregular phenomena that were visible both at land and sea, as well as those that happen to the sun and moon, and all the heavenly bodies, ...
258. Mythopedia [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... , nose, mouth, tooth, hair, limbs, belly, hand, foot). (e ) The elements of civilisation: All aspects of ancient civilisation had religious and mythical significance. It is easy to state this in general, but what was the actual symbolism behind the common aspects of society? • society structure: leadership ... that a number of drastic and turbulent changes in the solar system a few thousands of years ago spawned the germs of the intellectual heritage of mankind, including all forms of religion. The spectacular events taking place in the sky were recorded on stone in thousands of petroglyphs found all over the world, enacted in thousands of rituals celebrated until the ...
259. Plagues and Comets [Books] [de Grazia books]
... larger fraction-called Christian or Moslem - whose story has assimilated this particular story, our lives are spent under the lingering effects of the great comet. Our minds, religious attitudes, social institutions, wars, sex behavior, eating habits and even the sciences are pervaded by its influence. Human memories and consequently human histories have not yet ... archaeological discoveries in Egypt and the "Lands of the Bible." Further involved in the study of Exodus are the social sciences, such as the anthropology and psychology of religion, the history of science, and the sociology of organization, and even the natural sciences, especially geology, the atmospheric sciences and astronomy. All are usable at ...
260. What Was "Brimstone"? [Journals] [Kronos]
... concerning the Hebraic institution of offering "incense" upon the "golden altar": "The offering of incense, or burning of aromatic substances, is common in the religious ceremonies of nearly all nations (Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, etc.), and it is natural to find it holding a prominent place in the ... and temple-worship of Israel. The newer critical theory that incense was a late importation into the religion of Israel, and that the altar of incense described in Exodus 30:1 ff. is a post-exilian invention, rests on presuppositions which are not here admitted, and is in contradiction to the express notices of the altar of incense in I ...
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