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301. Earth Parturition and Moon Birth [Books] [de Grazia books]
... result. Witchcraft flourished around the feminine mystique. Of course, the consequences were much more manifold. Few, it any, aspects of life were freed to develop without religious connections to what was experienced with the coming of the Moon and with lunar behavior. The ecumenical Uranian culture remained the substraturm of Lunarian culture. However, many Lunarian ... revived apart. Probably here now arose the great differences among the major linguistic groups. So also institutions, arts, and crafts. Diffusion was at a minimum. Lunar religion everywhere was based upon Uranian religion. A sun calendar may not have developed anywhere, because the sun was still diffused as "Hyperion", not "Helios" ...
302. Akhenaten - Heretic or Visionary [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... 1000 BCE. In the New Chronology the two are contemporaries, leading to questions as to who influenced whom. To call Akhenaten a heretic presupposes some idea of the typical religious forms prevalent before his time. Egyptian religion formed a highly complex inherited system where typically priests resolved difficulties or new situations by intellectual exploration, without violating historical precedent. ... disrupted this by asserting a radical simplicity, and the discarding of much tradition. His ideas were not in fact new or invented, but by omission excluded other gods from their traditional Egyptian complementary role. Other depictions of gods, or of a univese populated by divine beings, were banished. This is considered by some to have motivated and ...
303. Key figures of the Amarna period [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... the sun disk, the Aten. Additionally he began the construction of a new capital city at Akhetaten, entirely unconnected with any traditional site. In terms of artwork and religious expression his reign was highly innovative, but increasingly unpopular. In terms of foreign policy the considerable influence built up by his ancestors in the Levant was allowed to dwindle ... younger son of Amenhotep 3, his older brother died at a young age. He was an ambiguous figure about whom opinions range widely. Under his direction, Egyptian official religion was forced to undergo great change. Several temples, and in particular the priesthood of Amun, were severely curtailed, and the officially promoted religion focused on the sun ...
304. Book Review - Mythologies [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... of European study of the subject and the way in which observers' prejudices have distorted their reconstructions. The contributors to Mythologies draw on sociology, on history- "the religious policies of Augustus"-on linguistics, on literary criticism- "myth in twentieth-century English literature"-, and on other disciplines; there are no narrow disciplinary ... Finno-Ugric mythology were among my favourites). As well as such straightforwardly descriptive articles, there are also more involved ones. A long (but solitary) article on Oceanic religion and mythology covers in some detail the history of European study of the subject and the way in which observers' prejudices have distorted their reconstructions. The contributors to Mythologies ...
305. In Memoriam: Derek Shelley-Pearce [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... occupied him, above all religion, mythology, and the humanities. His special interest in, and extensive knowledge of, religion stemmed from the fact that, following a religious experience in his twenties, he had first joined a community of monks and eventually studied for the priesthood, though he left three years after being ordained, partly because ... other snippets of information. His own contribution, in addition to editing, consisted of book reviews, articles and letters on the many subjects which occupied him, above all religion, mythology, and the humanities. His special interest in, and extensive knowledge of, religion stemmed from the fact that, following a religious experience in his twenties ...
306. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and calendar of the Incas and the Plains Indians, taking in parts of South America and Canada. Among other topics explored is the relationship between cosmology and the planning of religious centres in ancient America. EFFECTS OF SOLAR ACTIVITY ON THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AND BIOSPHERE ed. M. N. Gnevyshev and A. I. Ol'. I ... origins of Early Mesopotamian mythology by J. V. Kinnier Wilson and Herman Vanstiphout. Cambridge U. P.: approx. £10. A further study of early religion in the Near East. COSMOLOGICAL LETTERS by J. H. Lambert, trans. S. L. Jaki. Scottish Academic Press approx. £6 .50 ...
307. Avaris and El-Arish (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... " (Deuteronomy 28:53). This is not a ritual but a sign of distress and hunger. It is inconceivable that people who eat their children in a religious glory will see this as a curse. 10) When King Mesha sacrificed his firstborn son, he worshipped the Sun. This is according to Jewish tradition (Rashi ... centuries BCE - at least 1500 years after the conventionally-dated patriarch. Thus, conventional scholars pay the very high price of leaving monotheism as the ultimate enigma in the history of religion whereas, on the other hand, I had to live with Cardona's type of criticism. It was nevertheless reasonable that I stand my ground with all the neat explanations ...
308. Newton And Historical Science [Journals] [Kronos]
... "the desire to correspond with the general harmony springs perennial in the human breast".(4 ) Every good textbook of history points out that Newton's astronomy precipitated a religious revolution. Newton was perfectly aware that he had expounded the religious view that was called "natural religion agreeing with revealed". The new religion was called theism and ... , concludes that the thinkers of the Enlightenment, while they believed themselves to be anti-Christian or even irreligious, were, in the name of Newton's mechanics (though not his religion), returning to the tenets of medieval theology along with Newton. Not since the thirteenth century had there been such an alliance between faith and reason. It was ...
309. The Hero's Garment [Journals] [Aeon]
... .  J. G. Frazer, op. cit., p. 208.  G. Reichel-Dolmatoff, Amazonian Cosmos: The Sexual and Religious Symbolism of the Tukano Indians (1968), p. 98.  G. Urton, Animal Myths and Metaphors in South America (1985), ... In the second place, the mythological Hero is often encountered clad in women's clothes. The motif of the transvestite Hero is a widespread phenomenon in several completely different aspects of religion, such as shamanism, temple ceremonials, New Year festivals, and heroic myth. Significantly, even the prime examples of heroes- such as Herakles and Susanowo- ...
310. Society News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Jill Abery Study Group Report Ali Rezah Saheb on Cyrus the Great The talk on 5 November 1994, which was supposed to be about Cyrus, became a discussion about early religious concepts with particular reference to Zoroaster, whose ideas AS believes were disseminated by Cyrus. During the afternoon, Mr Saheb told us a little about himself. In 1949 ... Taurid stream is today. We therefore appear to be living in the post break up period of a giant comet. Such recent events would have had a strong influence on religion and astronomy/astrology and in the long term massive destructive events by bombardment and resulting climate change would have affected evolution via random extinction and survival. Answering questions, ...
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