The Science of the Dogon

Decoding the African Mystery Tradition

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777780

Category: History

Page: 224

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A look at the close resemblance between the creation and structure of matter in both Dogon mythology and modern science • Reveals striking similarities between Dogon symbols and those used in both the Egyptian and Hebrew religions • Demonstrates the parallels between Dogon mythical narratives and scientific concepts from atomic theory to quantum theory and string theory The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique art and advanced cosmology. The Dogon’s creation story describes how the one true god, Amma, created all the matter of the universe. Interestingly, the myths that depict his creative efforts bear a striking resemblance to the modern scientific definitions of matter, beginning with the atom and continuing all the way to the vibrating threads of string theory. Furthermore, many of the Dogon words, symbols, and rituals used to describe the structure of matter are quite similar to those found in the myths of ancient Egypt and in the daily rituals of Judaism. For example, the modern scientific depiction of the informed universe as a black hole is identical to Amma’s Egg of the Dogon and the Egyptian Benben Stone. The Science of the Dogon offers a case-by-case comparison of Dogon descriptions and drawings to corresponding scientific definitions and diagrams from authors like Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene, then extends this analysis to the counterparts of these symbols in both the ancient Egyptian and Hebrew religions. What is ultimately revealed is the scientific basis for the language of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which was deliberately encoded to prevent the knowledge of these concepts from falling into the hands of all but the highest members of the Egyptian priesthood. The Science of the Dogon also offers compelling new interpretations for many of the most familiar Egyptian symbols, such as the pyramid and the scarab, and presents new explanations for the origins of religiously charged words such as Jehovah and Satan.

Sacred Symbols of the Dogon

The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777535

Category: History

Page: 272

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Dogon cosmology provides a new Rosetta stone for reinterpreting Egyptian hieroglyphs • Provides a new understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs as scientific symbols based on Dogon cosmological drawings • Use parallels between Dogon and Egyptian word meanings to identify relationships between Dogon myths and modern science In The Science of the Dogon, Laird Scranton demonstrated that the cosmological structure described in the myths and drawings of the Dogon runs parallel to modern science--atomic theory, quantum theory, and string theory--their drawings often taking the same form as accurate scientific diagrams that relate to the formation of matter. Scranton also pointed to the close resemblance between the keywords and component elements of Dogon cosmology and those of ancient Egypt, and the implication that ancient cosmology may also be about actual science. Sacred Symbols of the Dogon uses these parallels as the starting point for a new interpretation of the Egyptian hieroglyphic language. By substituting Dogon cosmological drawings for equivalent glyph-shapes in Egyptian words, a new way of reading and interpreting the Egyptian hieroglyphs emerges. Scranton shows how each hieroglyph constitutes an entire concept, and that their meanings are scientific in nature. Using the Dogon symbols as a “Rosetta stone,” he reveals references within the ancient Egyptian language that define the full range of scientific components of matter: from massless waves to the completed atom, even suggesting direct correlations to a fully realized unified field theory.

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East

An Encyclopedia

Author: John A. Shoup

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843621

Category: Reference

Page: 377

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This encyclopedia is an essential guide to the different ethno-linguistic groups in Africa and today's complicated Middle East region.

Decoding Maori Cosmology

The Ancient Origins of New Zealand’s Indigenous Culture

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620557061

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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An exploration of New Zealand’s Maori cosmology and how it relates to classic ancient symbolic traditions around the world • Shows how Maori myths, symbols, cosmological concepts, and words reflect symbolic elements found at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey • Demonstrates parallels between the Maori cosmological tradition and those of ancient Egypt, China, India, Scotland, and the Dogon of Mali in Africa • Explores the pygmy tradition associated with Maori cosmology, which shares elements of the Little People mythology of Ireland, including matching mound structures and common folk traditions It is generally accepted that the Maori people arrived in New Zealand quite recently, sometime after 1200 AD. However, new evidence suggests that their culture is most likely centuries older with roots that can be traced back to the archaic Göbekli Tepe site in Turkey, built around 10,000 BC. Extending his global cosmology comparisons to New Zealand, Laird Scranton shows how the same cosmological concepts and linguistic roots that began at Göbekli Tepe are also evident in Maori culture and language. These are the same elements that underlie Dogon, ancient Egyptian, and ancient Chinese cosmologies as well as the Sakti Cult of India (a precursor to Vedic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions) and the Neolithic culture of Orkney Island in northern Scotland. While the cultural and linguistic roots of the Maori are distinctly Polynesian, the author shows how the cosmology in New Zealand was sheltered from outside influences and likely reflects ancient sources better than other Polynesian cultures. In addition to shared creation concepts, he details a multitude of strikingly similar word pronunciations and meanings, shared by Maori language and the Dogon and Egyptian languages, as well as likely connections to various Biblical terms and traditions. He discusses the Maori use of standing stones to denote spiritual spaces and sanctuaries and how their esoteric mystery schools are housed in structures architecturally similar to those commonly found in Ireland. He discusses the symbolism of the Seven Mythic Canoes of the Maori and uncovers symbolic aspects of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in Maori cosmology. The author also explores the outwardly similar pygmy traditions of Ireland and New Zealand, characterized by matching fairy mound constructions and mythic references in both regions. He reveals how the trail of a group of Little People who vanished from Orkney Island in ancient times might be traced first to Scotland, Ireland, and England and then on to New Zealand, accompanied by signature elements of the global cosmology first seen at Gobekli Tepe.

Jenseits von Natur und Kultur

Author: Philippe Descola

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518768409

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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Seit der Zeit der Renaissance ist unser Weltbild von einer zentralen Unterscheidung bestimmt: der zwischen Natur und Kultur. Dort die von Naturgesetzen regierte, unpersönliche Welt der Tiere und Dinge, hier die Menschenwelt mit ihrer individuellen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Diese fundamentale Trennung beherrscht unser ganzes Denken und Handeln. In seinem faszinierenden Buch zeigt der große französische Anthropologe und Schüler von Claude Lévi-Strauss, Philippe Descola, daß diese Kosmologie alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Dabei stützt er sich auf reiches Material aus zum Teil eigenen anthropologischen Feldforschungen bei Naturvölkern und indigenen Kulturen in Afrika, Amazonien, Neuguinea oder Sibirien. Descola führt uns vor Augen, daß deren Weltbilder ganz andersartig aufgebaut sind als das unsere mit seinen »zwei Etagen« von Natur und Kultur. So betrachten manche Kulturen Dinge als beseelt oder glauben, daß verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Tieren und Menschen bestehen. Descola plädiert für eine monistische Anthropologie und entwirft eine Typologie unterschiedlichster Weltbilder. Auf diesem Wege lassen sich neben dem westlichen dualistischen Naturalismus totemistische, animistische oder analogistische Kosmologien entdecken. Eine fesselnde Reise in fremde Welten, die uns unsere eigene mit anderen Augen sehen läßt.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2007

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 966

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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

Der Code der Pharaonen

der dramatische Wettlauf um die Entzifferung der ägyptischen Hieroglyphen

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy Adkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404642014

Category:

Page: 447

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DMT - Das Molekül des Bewusstseins

Zur Biologie von Nahtod-Erfahrungen und mystischen Erlebnissen

Author: Rick Strassman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855029679

Category:

Page: 459

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Von 1990 bis 1995 führte Dr. Rick Strassman an der Universität New Mexico von der DEA genehmigte klinische Forschungen durch, bei denen er sechzig Freiwilligen DMT injizierte, eine der wirkungsvollsten psychedelischen Substanzen, die uns bekannt sind. Sein ausführlicher und detaillierter Bericht über diese Sitzungen ist eine faszinierende Erkundung der Natur des menschlichen Geistes und des therapeutischen Potenzials psychedelischer Substanzen. DMT, eine aus Pflanzen gewonnene Substanz, die auch vom Gehirn des Menschen gebildet wird, führte dabei immer wieder zu Nahtoderfahrungen und mystischen Erlebnissen. Viele der Freiwilligen berichteten von Begegnungen mit intelligenten, nicht-menschlichen Wesenheiten, insbesondere "Außerirdischen". Fast alle hatten das Gefühl, dass die Sitzungen zu den tiefsten Erfahrungen ihres Lebens gehörten. Strassmans Forschungen bringen DMT mit der Zirbeldrüse in Verbindung, die bei den Hindus als der Sitz des siebten Chakras gilt und von René Descartes als Sitz der Seele bezeichnet wurde. Das Buch führt Argumente für die kühne Behauptung an, dass auf natürliche Weise von der Zirbeldrüse freigesetztes DMT die Bewegung der Seele in den Körper hinein und aus ihm hinaus fördert und Bestandteil der Erfahrungen von Geburt und Tod ist; auch an höchsten Zuständen der Meditation und an transzendenten sexuellen Erlebnissen scheint es beteiligt zu sein. Klug angewendet, könnte DMT eine Periode bemerkenswerter Fortschritte in der wissenschaftlichen Erkundung der geheimnisvollsten mystischen Regionen der menschlichen Psyche und seines Seelenlebens einleiten.