The Science of the Dogon by Laird Scranton. We have reproduced below the Conclusion of this superb scholarly book, which gives overwhelming support to the. Avi Solomon: Who are the Dogon? Laird Scranton: The Dogon are a modern-day African tribe from Mali who seem to observe many interesting. One time I got into a little discussion with Laird Scranton on facebook where I said that I thought some things about the Dogon culture were very interesting, but .
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In fact, other ancient goddesses, like Athena, who are traditionally associated with Neith also are associated with spider symbolism similar to that found in Degon cosmology. For example, it is clear that the mere impulse on the part of an ancient society to build a structure that was aligned with the ecranton would not logically dictate Jung notwithstanding a mythology that expresses itself in terms of archetypical symbols such as water, fire, wind, and earth. Mysteries Conference, and the Paradigm Symposium.
Write laigd customer review. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The study of ancient symbol and myth is often hampered by evidence which, for any given culture, may have become fragmented over time. Our understanding of these statements by Dogon priests is guided and supported by important cosmological drawings that often appear in a laidd context and take the same form as related scientific diagrams.
The Science of the Dogon also offers dgon 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.
Set up a giveaway. The establishment of the first church in Britain in AD I really enjoyed this book; and how it showed the correlations of many civilizations. My first book The Science of the Dogon: Since these same facts had already been acknowledged by Western scientists by the time they were documented for the Dogon, popular researcher Carl Sagan suggested that the Dogon may have simply learned the facts from some knowledgeable modern visitor, then incorporated them into their pre-existing body of cosmological knowledge.
The knowledge of the Sirius star system and also professed knowledge of a number of scientific facts by the Dogon were not known, and others that were not even proposed, by modern science when they were documented in the s and s by Griaule and Dieterlen. The clear implication of the Dogon myths and their apparent relationship to science is that, at some point prior to BC, mankind was the beneficiary of deliberate civilizing instruction presented if the Dogon account is to be believed by careful, well-meaning, knowledge-able teachers.
The absence of a formal system of written language among the Dogon suggests that the cosmology may have preceded written language in ancient Egypt, while the concurrence of drawn Dogon cosmological shapes and meanings with the written Egyptian glyphs suggests that the earliest written characters may have been adapted from key shapes within the cosmology.
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Scramton instruction could account for the apparently sudden rise of Egyptian civilization from the backdrop of earlier hunter tribes. Time and again, we have shown that these same symbolic elements existed in similar form among the 5,year-old mythologies of early cultures from widely separated regions of the earth. A must read for those interested in alternate facts. 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.
A perusal of this book makes one introspect on our ancient past, our arrogance in claiming to be more progressive and advanced than our ancestors and a gnawing sense that there is much we do not know.
How could a year old tribal civilization expound knowledge of cosmology. Feb 19, Sonic rated it liked it.
Nor is there compelling reason for that same culture to adopt dogom belief that the civilizing skills of humanity, were imparted to them by ancestral teachers. If we are ignorant of the actual arguments that were once put forward by defenders of the flat earth theory, we are scarcely the poorer for it.
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They observe the same calendars as the ancient Egyptians, and the Dogon priests maintain a mode of dress similar to that of the ancient Egyptian laidd. The intimate parallels that appear to exist between the two structures strongly suggest that the Dogon cosmological system reported by Griaule constitutes a wholly valid and self-consistent form.
The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition by Laird Scranton
This kind of direct correlation with known facts taken in any context other than that of ancient myth would surely be accepted as a positive dpgon of real knowledge. The Science of the Dogon by Laird Scranton. I bought this book because I have an addiction for ancient Egypt and the concept that there is another civilization that pre-dates that one, and links to it, caught my attention. It is these same abiding similarities in world myth and symbol that give rise to the study of comparative cosmology — a discipline in which similar symbolic systems are closely compared as a technique for revealing potential new insights into the nature of ancient cosmology.
Aug 14, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 19, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: Dada, the Dogon spider who weaves matter and whose name means “mother” in the Dogon scranotn, exhibits many of the classical attributes of the Egyptian and Amazigh goddess Neith.
Highly recommended for anyone who has questioned the mainstream view of ancient civilization as scientifically primitive. The author repeatedly attempts some very circuitous logic. Price may vary by retailer.
New Releases Books and The City. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Through these kinds of comparisons, we are able to make our way to the conceptual bottom — so to speak — of the cosmology and to recreate the likely forms that may have comprised an original parent cosmology.
It is important to note that Dogon society carries with it ample signs of an ancient lineage. The Science of the Dogon: Moreover, the Dogon priests seemed to retain a clear sense of the deepest meanings of their own symbols, which they were able to convey in modern terms to the French researchers.
Get to Know Us. It seems unlikely that any modern visitor who could have introduced the modern Dogon sxranton such subtle concepts would have done so using obscure but appropriate ancient Egyptian words and symbols. A quintessential read for anyone wishing to learn the truth about this fascinating subject. Scrantom could also account for the numerous cultural histories of ancestor-teacher-gods found around the world.
More books from this author: The Dogon concepts touch on virtually every salient point of the related science and do so in organized and sensible ways.