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341. Conclusion (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... from another planet in the solar system." "Shapley did not know the true significance of the metaphor. Of the thunderbolts of Jupiter, the classic literature and the religious beliefs of the races of the Earth, speak without end. My own treatment of the subject will be resumed when I present the story of earlier cataclysms. " ... theory Part II Sagan's Problems First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eight Nine Ten Problems Appendices Conclusion Conclusion "Almost all scientists think they know how science differs from philosophy, religion and plain old guess work. Or, at least, all scientists I have talked to think they know. But it is quite a different matter to find out ...
342. Egyptian Chronology - The Multiple Name Factor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... times, Egyptian religion was far from being a unity, the theology and practices of one nome differing sensibly from those of another. '[ 4 ]. Changes in religious practices and emphasis among gods also almost certainly occurred over time. The Ptolemies are known as a matter of policy to have supported the Egyptian priesthoods and temples. Hence ... an Egyptian relief or inscription. The Ptolemies As discussed by Herodotus, the Egyptian pantheon varied from nome to nome. Similarly, Bevan states that during Ptolemaic times, Egyptian religion was far from being a unity, the theology and practices of one nome differing sensibly from those of another. '[ 4 ]. Changes in religious practices and ...
343. Beyond the Mountains of Darkness. The Search for the Ten Lost Tribes [Journals] [Kronos]
... does not seem arbitrary to assume that the Khazars absorbed, or even originally were, the remnants of some of the tribes of Israel. It is most probable that the religious reform among the Khazars, about which some tradition was preserved until the tenth century, is to be interpreted as an act of purification of the half-pagan religion that the ... and suzerainty sometimes reached as far west as Sofia.(7 ) The ruling class of the Khazars used Hebrew as its language, and the Hebrew faith was the official religion in the realm of the Khazars. There was a system of great tolerance, unique in the Middle Ages, in respect to other religions. The Supreme Court was ...
344. On Method [Books] [de Grazia books]
... the Universe. Now are cosmology and cosmogony offered, much less required as subjects of study in universities; exceptions are rare and usually to be found in schools with a religious bias. Writings on cosmogony are likely to run off the pens of elderly astronomers, "born-again" physicists, and uncomfortable priests. A discipline without a method is ... with their prolonged damaging of scientific anthropology, but in the ever-present sociological process, which here demonstrated how authority in science has the same kinds of effects as it does in religion and politics - to turn attention from anomalous facts, to block inquiries, to discriminate against outsiders, and to maintain and boost reputations. These effects are normal to ...
345. Some Religious Themes in the Light of Velikovsky et alia [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 4 No 2 (Sep 1981) Home | Issue Contents Some Religious Themes in the Light of Velikovsky et alia Hugh Eggleton "Thrones were set in place and one of great age took his seat. His robe was white as snow, the hair of his head as pure as wool. His throne was ... that the ancients of Eden must have been monotheists. I maintain that both Judaism and Christianity were direct continuations of this cult. I also believe that all other major world religions are a protestantation of this ancient cult which was once the only universal religion. I base this conclusion on the similarities among the myths which are common to all faiths ...
... Romans; for it is impossible that so vast an empire should be settled without God's providence. Reflect upon it, how impossible it is for your zealous observations of your religious customs to be here preserved, which are hard to be observed even when you fight with those whom you are able to conquer; and how can you then most ... to expose themselves, together with their children and wives, to be slain. At this Petronius was astonished, and pitied them, on account of the inexpressible sense of religion the men were under, and that courage of theirs which made them ready to die for it; so they were dismissed without success. 5. But on the ...
347. The Last Days of Velikovsky [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... literally, put him to death. Freud made out of Moses an Egyptian, member of the royal household, and derived his greatest invention, monotheism, from Akhenaton's failed religious revolution, the worship of a unique god, Aton. He also, most powerfully, brought together his own theories of "Totem and Taboo" (the murder ... in question the accepted chronology and showing that Moses had, in fact, lived before Akhenaton, and that, if anything, Akhenaton might have been inspired by the Hebrew religion, instead of the other way around. One time, reflecting upon some evidence that Akhenaton might have been partly of Palestinian or other Near East origin, Alfred wondered ...
348. The Ring of Truth by Isaac Vail [Books]
... Therefore, it can be no violation of logic to assert that such celestial features were a thousand times more competent to command the respect and adoration of man and direct his religious thought, than all the snakes of the Earth. It will not do to say that man's inherent dread of the serpent led him to worship it. For serpent ... thousand monuments, tombs, and temples without some very potent reason for doing so. As the dragon-serpent thought has become fixed in every tongue and is an element in the religion of every people, no one can doubt that it once had significance. It is simply impossible for meaningless legends to defy the ravages of time, outlive the rise ...
349. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Journals] [Aeon]
... and Method It is well-known that the cult of Indra, prominent at the time of the composition of the Rig Veda, suffered a significant demotion under the influence of post-Vedic religious reform. The waning of Indra's celebrity coincided with the rise of cults associated with Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva, each of whom usurped some of the Vedic functions ... valuable support via the extensive researches of the historians Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend, who likewise found the planet Saturn to be a major player in ancient mythology and religion. (103) Unlike the authors of Hamlet's Mill, who favored a uniformitarian explanation of Saturn's prominence in the ancient traditions (via the precession of the equinoxes) ...
350. Tree Symbols [Books]
... fig is quite milky in appearance. This appears to have been the reason why it was in early times imported into Egypt, probably from southern Arabia, and given a religious status by being connected with the goddesses Nut and Hathor. Both deities were connected with the Celestial cow whose star-spangled belly formed the sky. Before, however, the ... Jade and stone symbols At the same time, megaliths were erected in areas where the soil is good and tall trees grew and still grow. An interesting fact regarding Celtic religion is that it included the worship of rivers, lakes, wells, and the heavenly bodies, and also the worship of standing stones, which are, in Gaelic ...
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