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1. THE DEVINE SUCCESSION: PART II. THEOTROPY: CHAPTER NINE: SACRAL VS. SECULAR MAN [Quantavolution Website]
... Is there some practical impossibility, the fault of the external world? Or is there some inherent contradiction of the mechanisms of human nature? Let us set up a model of religious citizen (not a leader) and inquire whether he should be happy, and, if not, why not. We call him "sacral man." not because he ... Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TABLE OF CONTENTS THE DEVINE SUCCESSION PART II. THEOTROPY: by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER NINE SACRAL VS. SECULAR MAN Any old religion is likely to have a complete life-program, guaranteed to give satisfaction. It will include answers to all problems that arise, with a counseling service from birth to death. This is no ... to be definitively sacralized, there is an everyday need to confront and exploit nature, to use tools variously, to deal with outsiders. Conditions change; religion is conditioned; religions change. Every ritual change is a slap in the face of the religion, and face-saving tactics are numerous. I am not taking present Western European society as typical of religious ...
2. THE DEVINE SUCCESSION: PART II. THEOTROPY: CHAPTER THIRTEEN: CATECHISM [Quantavolution Website]
... matters. The absolute should be ignored because its main function is to promote absolute fear. 9. What is absolutely clear? Nothing, and tolerance of ambiguity should be a religious principle, both to combat fear and to express the supernatural. 10. What is science? Science may be usefully defined as the method of choosing the largest chance of certainty ... E-MAIL: email@example.com TABLE OF CONTENTS THE DEVINE SUCCESSION PART II. THEOTROPY: by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER THIRTEEN CATECHISM A catechism can summarize the fundamental facts and doctrines of religion from our perspective. The word "catechism", which now broadly means an elementary instruction manual in a given field, has for seventeen hundred years meant, more precisely, ... are persons united by religion? Persons sharing significant religious perspectives identify with each other and constitute a church if they recognize their mutual identity. 68. How should we regard existing religions.? We should regard existing religions as in large part historically invalidated in terms of the ongoing and future historical process of religion, and encourage their voluntary assimilation and development into ...
3. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 6: SCHIZOID INSTITUTIONS [Quantavolution Website]
... of the creation ritual, as a means of calling participants in ritual onto the ritual scene, once and only once and then diffused." Seidenberg explains that all people had religious numberings and taboos on certain kinds of counting. It is frequently imagined to be theft when one's name is counted. Today, a homologous paranoia underlies the hostility of many persons ... obsessions. They are group elaborations of the schizophrenia of original humans. Both are found in all cultures and in varying degrees of weight. In large-scale cultures they are part of religion and bureaucracy. Taboos are sacred prohibitions, whether received directly or indirectly from divine authority. The 'Ten Commandments' include taboos. The name of Yahweh was taboo. At one ... by virtue solely of knowing its lexical units. The rhetoric cannot become revolutionary. GRAPHICS Speech came promptly, but writing was not developed well until civilizations had poetry, art, religions, and social systems. A possible reason for this may also be supportive of our theory of language. It is logical that as speech is to the mouth and ear, ...
4. Apocalyptic Imagery In Modern Political Spectacle [SIS C&C Review $]
... of cosmic disorder, provoked by the magnitude of local disorder in Germany. It is important first of all to perceive Nazi Germany, not as a political phenomenon but as a religious cult and, more precisely, as a hysterical apocalyptic millenarian cult, a doomsday cult obsessed with fear of the impending End of the World. Only this explanation can integrate all ... ineradicable residue of fear left behind in our inherited unconscious by the original cosmic events. Over the years, I have analysed examples from literature, sport, mythology, philosophy, religion, fairy tale and popular culture which perform that critical hidden function for us. The field of politics is another arena where the subliminal mind can safely act out the ancient ancestral ... 2 who would carry Germany to her ordained destiny. This is an archetypal millenarian creed and studies have shown that most recorded medieval millenarian movements (and most of the world's great religions) display these common characteristics. I argue that the Nazi movement shares them all. The Nazis believed (as Hitler said) 'that the state had a special mission' [ ...
5. Bibliography [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... 1878), Les Origines de l'Histoire (Paris, 1880), 3 vols. Miguel Leon-Portilla, Pre-Columbian Literatures of Mexico (Norman, 1969) G. Rachel Levy, Religious Conceptions of the Stone Age (New York, 1963) Hildegard Lewy, "Origin and Significance of the Mâgen Dâwîd," Archiv Orientalni, Vol. 18 (1950) ... ) Researches into the Origins of the Primitive Constellations (Oxford, 1900), 2 vols. K. H. Brugsch, Thesaurus Inscriptionum Ägyptiacarum (Leipzig, 1883-91), Religion und Mythologie der Alten Ägypter (Leipzig, 1890) E. A. Budge, The Egyptian Book of the Dead (London, 1901) A Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Theban ... Hertha von Dechend, with Giorgio de Santillana, Hamlet's Mill (Boston, 1969) Armand Delatte, Études sur la Litterature Pythagoricienne (Paris, 1915) Edouard Dhorme, Les Religions de Babylonie et d'Assyrie (Paris, 1949) Roland B. Dixon, Oceanic Mythology "Mythology of All Races," Vol. IX (New York, 1964) Ignatius ...
6. Cosmic Catastrophes and the Ballgame of the Sky Gods in Mesoamerican Mythology [SIS C&C Review $]
... documented in various codices, are equally related to Mesoamerican cosmologies [4. Despite this unambiguous evidence, both historians and anthropologists alike have been unable to uncover the hidden meaning, religious function and cosmic symbolism of the Mesoamerican ballgame. Whereas most scholars agree that the game re-enacted some kind of cosmic conflict, their scenarios and interpretations differ considerably [5. According ... of Mesoamerica, University of California, Diss, Los Angeles, 1963; E. Pasztory, 'The Historical and Religious Significance of the Middle Classic Ball Game', Mesa Redonda Religión en Mesoamerica 12, 1972, pp. 441-456; C. F. Baudez, 'Le Roi, la Balle et le Maïs, Images du jeu de balle Maya', ... were no longer regarded as recollections of past events. Most anthropologists tried to demonstrate that the catastrophe traditions originated from European travellers and missionaries who had read their own ideas into the religions of American Indians. In particular the flood stories were no longer regarded as original and autochthonous but as mere borrowings from biblical traditions [14. The central objection to this viewpoint ...
7. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 5: CULTURAL REVOLUTION [Quantavolution Website]
... and irreversibly present wherever the human race was found. These would be implicit in any one of many things that must derive from self-awareness: speech, tools, voluntary organization, religious symbolism, new constructions, movable property, fire tactics, time-factoring. The first culture was a set of wild moves in all directions guided by displaced instincts and an intense need ... Hermes and Moses. Thus the simplest tool, the club, represents the major areas of human interest: skill, subsistence, economics power, safety, authority, sexuality, religion, and aesthetics. It is required, however, that it be carried. If we knew when the club was first carried, we would have a sound basis for fixing ... paleolithic beings and therefore of a short elapsed time since humans quantavoluted. Even though he believes in darwinian gradualism in human development, Andre Leroi-Gourhan can say of his study on prehistoric religions that Man, from his formation up to our times, began and developed reflection, that is, the ability to translate the material reality around him by means of symbols. ...
8. On testing The Polar configuration [Aeon Journal $]
... crown, but the idea occurs in both Egypt and Mesopotamia, where the crown "may in fact be considered as itself a little sanctuary." G. Rachel Levy, Religious Conceptions of the Stone Age (New York, 1963), p. 176. From this vantage point it becomes easy to see why the crown was sometimes presented in the ... The Mouth of the Rivers," The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Vol. XXXV, No. 4, p. 165. M. Jastrow, The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria (Boston, 1939), p. 57. Hildegard Lewy, "Origin and Significance of the Magen Dawid," Archiv Orientalni, Vol. 18 ... " History of Herodotus (London, 1862), Essay X, p. 509. Édouard Dhorme speaks of "La planète Saturne, incorporée au cycle solaire." Les religions de Babylonie et d'Assyrie (Paris, 1949), p. 67. Compare Peter Jensen: "Es ist daher nicht zu leugnen, dass dem Saturn in vershiedener Weise gleiche ...
9. GODS FIRE: CHAPTER SEVEN: THE LEVITES AND THE REVOLTS [Quantavolution Website]
... Moses depended upon the Levites for maintaining his absolute power. According to legend, the Levites were the most faithful to Yahweh in Egypt where so many of the population lost their religious ardor. (I think that they may have had the most skilled and curious religious cultists.) They passed Yahweh's test at Massah (" proof") and at the ... a group departure when conditions in Egypt were unsettled. Freud does not hesitate, in this forceful little book, apologetically presented, to promote three of his older scientific theses: religion as a collective neurosis; the unconscious collective memory of humankind as having begun its guilt-laden career with the murder of the father of a horde by the sons for possession of the ... the first place in this particular form. Hence Freud ends where he began- and where most scholars feel that he should have stayed- in the anthropological perspective that regards all religions as a more or less uncomfortable treatment of neurosis. But a great mind, like Freud, or Picasso, or Plato, or Leonardo, or Marx, or Dewey, ...
10. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART FIVE: COMMUNICATING A SCIENTIFIC MODEL: CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: SYLLABI FOR QUANTAVOLUTION [Quantavolution Website]
... - Romanism, Mesoamericanism, Hinduism. B. The number and kinds of catastrophes claimed by religion. 5. Practices. A. The conversion of legendary experiences into forms of religious practices. B. Cross-cultural identification of the principal deities and their traits. 6. Ideology A. The functions of catastrophic ideas in religion. B. The sublimation of catastrophic ... Examples of the infiltration (amounting often to dominance) of catastrophic ideas and theories into most fields of knowledge. II. THE PLACE OF CATASTROPHISM IN THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY 4. Origins. A. The ascribed and actual origins of all major religions in catastrophes: Cases: Mosaism, Mazdaism, Greco-- Romanism, Mesoamericanism, ... . B. The number and kinds of catastrophes claimed by religion. 5. Practices. A. The conversion of legendary experiences into forms of religious practices. B. Cross-cultural identification of the principal deities and their traits. 6. Ideology A. The functions of catastrophic ideas in religion. B. The sublimation of catastrophic religion in philosophy, ancient and ...
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