Sacred Symbols of the Dogon

The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

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.

The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol

From the Dogon and Ancient Egypt to India, Tibet, and China

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778892

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 1206

Reconstructs a theoretic parent cosmology that underlies ancient religion • Shows how this parent cosmology provided the conceptual origins of written language • Uses techniques of comparative cosmology to synchronize the creation traditions of the Dogon, ancient Egyptians, and ancient Buddhists • Applies the signature elements of this parent cosmology to explore and interpret the creation tradition of a present-day Tibetan/Chinese tribe called the Na-Khi--the keepers of the world’s last surviving hieroglyphic language Great thinkers and researchers such as Carl Jung have acknowledged the many broad similarities that exist between the myths and symbols of ancient cultures. One largely unexplored explanation for these similarities lies in the possibility that these systems of myth all descended from one common cosmological plan. Outlining the most significant aspects of cosmology found among the Dogon, ancient Egyptians, and ancient Buddhists, including the striking physical and cosmological parallels between the Dogon granary and the Buddhist stupa, Laird Scranton identifies the signature attributes of a theoretic ancient parent cosmology--a planned instructional system that may well have spawned these great ancient creation traditions. Examining the esoteric nature of cosmology itself, Scranton shows how this parent cosmology encompassed both a plan for the civilized instruction of humanity as well as the conceptual origins of language. The recurring shapes in all ancient religions were key elements of this plan, designed to give physical manifestation to the sacred and provide the means to conceptualize and compare earthly dimensions with those of the heavens. As a practical application of the plan, Scranton explores the myths and language of an obscure Chinese priestly tribe known as the Na-Khi--the keepers of the world’s last surviving hieroglyphic language. Suggesting that cosmology may have engendered civilization and not the other way around, Scranton reveals how this plan of cosmology provides the missing link between our macroscopic universe and the microscopic world of atoms.

Viral Mythology

How the Truth of the Ancients was Encoded and Passed Down through Legend, Art, and Architecture

Author: Marie D. Jones,Larry Flaxman

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 160163496X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 1675

Behind every myth, fairy tale, and legend—hidden within the art, song, and structures of ancient times—is an encoded layer of wisdom, science, and truth passed down throughout history. This book will examine how information went “viral” long before the Internet, and served as the foundation for mythology, sacred architecture, and symbolic imagery throughout the ancient world. Viral Mythology reveals: How primitive and ancient cultures conveyed cutting-edge scientific knowledge in their origin stories and myths Why esoteric knowledge was hidden in symbols, art, and architecture during times of religious oppression and persecution How stories, songs, and art served to describe actual historical events Why diverse civilizations told the same stories and created the same art with common themes and symbols, despite no apparent communication From the great myths of the Greek, Roman, and Norse to the texts of the world’s major religions, from folklore and fairy tales of old to sacred edifices and monuments, from cave paintings to the mysterious symbology of the Tarot, Viral Mythology uncovers the information highway of the past, and explores how it affects the more modern methods of communication today. It all began once upon a time....

Esoterism and Symbol

Author: R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620553368

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

View: 8236

This is an initiation into the tone, structure, and mentality of Egyptian knowledge, the basis of all Western theology and science. It is a redefinition of those concepts which are basic to the pharaonic transmission--the glory of ancient Egypt. The author explores the "process of becoming" as related to consciousness and revealed in nature; the kinship between man and the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms; the stages of awareness leading to "Cosmic Consciousness"; and the mystery of the formation of substance into matter.

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

View: 9733

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.


Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897174924


Page: 28

View: 7383

Attraktiv ausgestattet, informiert der fiktive Bericht eines Journalisten über Bau, Technik und Ausstattung des Luxusliners sowie über das Leben an Bord bis hin zum Untergang. Ab 10.

Erde im Aufruhr

Author: Immanuel Velikovsky

Publisher: Julia White Publishing

ISBN: 3934402801


Page: 314

View: 9391

Der Code der Pharaonen

der dramatische Wettlauf um die Entzifferung der ägyptischen Hieroglyphen

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy Adkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404642014


Page: 447

View: 2354

Frühägyptisches Wörterbuch

Author: Jochem Kahl

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz

ISBN: 9783447045964

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 7608

Das von A. Erman und H. Grapow herausgegebene Worterbuch der agyptischen Sprache (Band I-V aus den Jahren 1926-1931; Belegstellen aus den Jahren 1935-1953) enthalt nur wenige Belege aus der agyptischen Fruhzeit (0.-3. Dynastie; ca. 3150-2600 v.Chr.). Die Grunde hierfur sind wohl zweierlei Art: Zum einen waren bei Erscheinen des Worterbuches der agyptischen Sprache erst wenige fruhzeitliche Fundplatze - und damit noch nicht alle heute bekannten Schrifttrager - ausgegraben, zum anderen standen die schwierige Lesbarkeit und das oftmals mangelnde Verstandnis des Inhalts der Inschriften einer Aufnahme in ein Lexikon entgegen. Forschungsarbeiten, die in der zweiten Halfte des 20. Jahrhunderts durchgefuhrt wurden, konnten diese Situation verbessern, ohne jedoch eine systematische lexikalische Aufbereitung des gesamten fruhzeitlichen Materials zu bieten. Mit der ersten Lieferung des Fruhagyptischen Worterbuches liegt erstmals eine umfassende Zugangsmoglichkeit zum Wortschatz des greifbaren Anfangsstadiums schriftlich fixierter agyptischer Sprache vor: zum Fruhagyptischen. Es dient ausserdem der Vervollstandigung des Wissens um das altagyptische Lexikon im Allgemeinen (z.B. der Erweiterung der im Worterbuch der agyptischen Sprache angegebenen Schreibungen und Belegzeitraume). Geplant sind insgesamt 6 Lieferungen und eine Einbanddecke.