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441. Aphrodite - The Moon or Venus? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... between Venus and the moon - this being one of the late speculations reported by St. Augustine, who mentions it in passing to reveal the confusion he found in Roman religious thinking. Augustine's report, however, clearly supports the case for identifying Venus with the planet that she named: "There is another star, and that the most ... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 1 (Jan 1976) Home | Issue Contents A secondary thesis of "Worlds in Collision" is that the astral nature of ancient religions has so far been largely ignored by scholars - in particular, the planetary character of some Greek deities has been overlooked. This article examines the identity of one of ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 419  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v0101/02moon.htm
442. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... buildings open to the east and are painted white, decorated with red; they indicate that, just as today, rituals lasted for days and involved providing food. Today's religious associations, called brotherhoods, seem to be similar to the group worship performed then. One building has a maze-like entrance, common in many of the world's ancient sacred ... pp. 30-33 A 7th century village in Central America was buried under volcanic ash and provides a perfect picture of life in that period. It shows that the early peasant religion survived the Maya, the Aztec and the Spanish. Two sacred buildings open to the east and are painted white, decorated with red; they indicate that, just ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 419  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/workshop/w1994no2/27monit.htm
... of the Universe-wheel (which I have to defer till later on), the black stone, and the height of heaven, are all brought together. The extremely early religious relation which is here sought to be established between, let us say, ironstone and fire would naturally have led to the presence of both stone and fire at in ... ) was a sacrificial offering (said, indeed, to be a supplemental offering, but that does not satisfy). Varro said it came from magis because "ad religionern magis pertinet" (L . L. v, It 2), which, old as Varro though it be, sends us empty away. Magusanus (? ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 418  -  29 Sep 2002  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/night/vol-1/night-02.htm
444. The Ark in Action [Books] [de Grazia books]
... , by explosion or intense heat. A heavy conductor, as in the Egyptian ark, would be prohibitively expensive. It would be used only for in-house contraptions, entirely religious or experimental (that is, playful). So we return again to a basic reason: the sufficiency of atmospheric or natural electrical electricity, and add that its ... be the main vehicle of a procession. All too many students have ceased their inquiries after making this observation[52]. They are reinforced in their belief by witnessing religions where litters carrying sacred images are borne -whether on camels of bedouin tribes supposedly like the primitive Jews, or upon the shoulders of devout males in Catholic feasts of the ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 418  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/godsfire/ch4.htm
445. The Prodigal Archive [Books] [de Grazia books]
... upon all concerned the notion of a right to due process of law and to certain basic freedoms as distinct from the desirability or correctness of a position. There is a religious right, when forbidden by one's religion, to not salute the national flag; there is a right to not confess to a criminal act. And so on. ... behavior is not so clearly mannered. It is not governed by the coercive physical force that gives more distinct form to the organs of the state. Also a general belief in individualism among scientists, amounting to a kind of philosophical anarchism, makes each scientist both judge and executor of his beliefs. Deg was enough of a philosopher and practitioner ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 418  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/heretics/ch02.htm
446. Society News [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Dead and the earlier temple texts, have tried to get into the minds of these ancient Egyptians and realised it's something we can't do now. We can't get into their religious mind set. They wanted to get close to the stars which were deities and this was their way of making sure of their survival and passage from earth to deities ... . Kate added that if there was a big enough flood they would all be drowned in it. John Crow said people who have studied the old Egyptian texts, the religion, magic, mystery etc, the Book of the Dead and the earlier temple texts, have tried to get into the minds of these ancient Egyptians and realised it's ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 418  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1996n2/48soc.htm
... opposite to their undertakings. 56. Now there was one whose name was Ananias (a wicked man he was, and very mischievous); he proposed that a general religious fast (23) should be appointed the next day for all the people, and gave order that at the same hour they should come to the same place, ... forced to make use of oil that came from the Greeks, and thereby transgress their own laws. Now this was said by John, not out of his regard to religion, but out of his most flagrant desire of gain; for he knew that two sextaries were sold with them of Caesarea for one drachma, but that at Gischala ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 418  -  31 Jan 2001  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/josephus/autobiog.htm
... the authenticity of biblical theology. The flood legends of America's natives were of independent origin, because all their other traditions lacked any real resemblance to the biblical account. The religious beliefs of the Mandans resembled those of other Indian tribes. They believed in a multitude of different beings in the heavenly bodies' and sacrificed to these sky gods [ ... find a convincing explanation of the O-Kee-Pa, we only get disappointing answers. In fact, no reasonable explanation has been developed by researchers in the field of anthropology, ancient religion or by Americanists [4 , 11, 21]. Initiation or Catastrophe Ritual?It seems difficult to decipher the original meaning of this torturous sequence of events. ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 417  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v1997n2/22okee.htm
... are books to be studied because he is rewriting human history; he is, in a sense, indicating what is human history in all of its aspects, from our religious institutions right down to our football games, if you will. NICHOL: Lynn, talk about the A. A. A. S. ROSE: I was ... could come along and not only possibly be right on both those counts, but have additional theories about the Moon, about Saturn, Jupiter, ancient history, psychology or religion. He's overwhelmed by this psychologically. ROSE: Perhaps the first person to put his finger on this was Harlow Shapley when he said "that if Velikovsky is right ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 417  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/velikov/vol0202/Intervu.htm
... a late construct, of post-Exilic date and possibly even as late as Hellenistic times. It should be remembered that the Bible is not history but Holy Scripture, with a religious agenda. Its novelty is that it uses history to get across the idea that the god Yahweh has always been involved in the fortunes of his people'. Hence ... historiography might be artificial in its basic historical construct and worthless as a chronological framework. After all, Yahwists came to prominence as an excl-usive religion by deploying a ruse, the discovery' in Josiah's reign of a lost book of Law: the Book of Deuteronomy. The two approaches are both sincere, in spite of being different. We ...
Terms matched: 2  -  Score: 416  -  26 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/review/v2002n2/56bible.htm
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