Sacred Symbols of the Dogon

Sacred Symbols of the Dogon

Sacred Symbols of the Dogon uses these parallels as the starting point for a new interpretation of the Egyptian hieroglyphic language.

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777530

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.
Categories: History

The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol

The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol

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 ...

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594778896

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Point of Origin

Point of Origin

Revealing the existence of a long-forgotten primal culture and the world’s first center of higher learning, Laird Scranton shows how the sophisticated complex at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is the definitive point of origin from which all the ...

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620554456

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Reveals Gobekli Tepe as a center of civilizing knowledge for the ancient world • Details how symbolic elements at Gobekli Tepe link a pre-Vedic cult in India to cosmological myths and traditions in Africa, Egypt, Tibet, and China • Discusses how carved animal images at Gobekli Tepe relate to stages of creation and provide an archaic foundation for symbolic written language • Defines how classical elements of ancient Egyptian myth and religion characterize an archaic cosmological tradition that links ancestrally back to Gobekli Tepe How could multiple ancient cultures, spanning both years and geography, have strikingly similar creation myths and cosmologies? Why do the Dogon of Africa and the civilizations of ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, and China share sacred words and symbols? Revealing the existence of a long-forgotten primal culture and the world’s first center of higher learning, Laird Scranton shows how the sophisticated complex at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is the definitive point of origin from which all the great civilizations of the past inherited their cosmology, esoteric teachings, and civilizing skills, such as agriculture, metallurgy, and stone masonry, fully developed. Scranton explains how the carved images on Gobekli Tepe’s stone pillars were the precursors to the sacred symbols of the Dogon, Egyptians, Tibetans, and Chinese as well as the matriarchal Sakti cult of ancient Iran and India. He identifies Gobekli Tepe as a remote mountain sanctuary of higher knowledge alluded to in Sakti myth, named like an important temple in Egypt, and defined in ancient Buddhist tradition as Vulture Peak. Scranton reveals how Gobekli Tepe’s enigmatic “H” carvings and animal symbolism, symbolic of stages of creation, was presented as a kind of prototype of written language accessible to the hunter-gathers who inhabited the region. He shows how the myths and deities of many ancient cultures are connected linguistically, extending even to the name of Gobekli Tepe and the Egyptian concept of Zep Tepi, the mythical age of the “First Time.” Identifying Gobekli Tepe not only as the first university but also as the first temple, perhaps built as a civilizing exercise, Scranton definitively places this enigmatic archaeological site at the point of origin of civilization, religion, and ancient science.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

China s Cosmological Prehistory

China   s Cosmological Prehistory

An examination of the earliest creation traditions and symbols of China and their similarities to those of other ancient cultures • Reveals the deep parallels between early Chinese words and those of other ancient creation traditions such ...

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620553305

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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An examination of the earliest creation traditions and symbols of China and their similarities to those of other ancient cultures • Reveals the deep parallels between early Chinese words and those of other ancient creation traditions such as the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt • Explores the 8 stages of creation in Taoism and the cosmological origins of Chinese ancestor worship, the zodiac, the mandala, and the I Ching • Provides further evidence that the cosmology of all ancient cultures arose from a single now-lost source Building on his extensive research into the sacred symbols and creation myths of the Dogon of Africa and those of ancient Egypt, India, and Tibet, Laird Scranton investigates the myths, symbols, and traditions of prehistoric China, providing further evidence that the cosmology of all ancient cultures arose from a single now-lost source. Scranton explores the fundamental similarities between the language that defined ancient Chinese cosmology and that of other creation traditions, revealing the connections between the phonetic structure of the words, their glyphs, and their use. He demonstrates striking parallels between the earliest systems of writing in China and the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt. He examines the 8 levels of creation in Taoism and the cosmological origins of Chinese ancestor worship, mythical emperors, the zodiac, the mandala, and the I Ching. He details the fundamental principles of land-use in ancient China in relation to the symbolism of a Buddhist stupa and the Dogon granary, ritual shrines that are also the central symbol of other creation traditions. Understanding the true meanings of these symbol complexes also reveals the sophisticated scientific understanding of these ancient cultures, for these creation symbols directly correlate with our modern understanding of atoms and the energetic makeup of matter. In exploring Chinese cosmological traditions, Scranton sheds new light on the contention that the sacred knowledge of the ancients is the legacy of an earlier culture who gave primitive humanity the tools they needed to birth the first known civilizations.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Seeking the Primordial

Seeking the Primordial

Techniques of comparative cosmology help us to align those processes with likely scientific counterparts, based on a consensus of ancient views.What's revealed are new and compelling perspectives on how our universe is said to interact with ...

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1977950922

Category: Cosmogony

Page: 220

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Einstein believed that matter must arise from a simple set of physical dynamics. So did many of the classic ancient creation traditions, such as the Buddhist and Hindu traditions in India, the Kabbalist tradition of Judaism, and the Dogon and Egyptian creation traditions of Africa. Priests of the modern-day Dogon tribe of Mali point to a set of primordial processes of matter that go well beyond what modern popularizers of physics typically discuss. Techniques of comparative cosmology help us to align those processes with likely scientific counterparts, based on a consensus of ancient views. What's revealed are new and compelling perspectives on how our universe is said to interact with a non-material twin universe, how the dimensions of time and space are understood to emerge from non-materiality, and how these seemingly scientific archaic concepts formed an enduring foundation for ancient and modern religion. This book is the most recent in a series of comparative studies of ancient cosmology and language by independent researcher, Laird Scranton.
Categories: Cosmogony

Atlantis Rising 95 September October 2012

Atlantis Rising 95   September October 2012

... 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. In his second book, Sacred Symbols of the
Dogon, ...

Author: J. Douglas Kenyon

Publisher: Atlantis Rising LLC

ISBN: 9781467528405

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 100

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In this edition: Letters Alternative News Jeane Manning - Tiny Tornadoes of Magnetism Michael Cremo - The ‘Tooth’ Is Out There Hominid Hokum - Do We Know What We Think We Know About Our Ancestors? Subterranean Cappadocia - Mysterious Ancient Underground Cities—Ice Age Shelters? Soul Stuff - Are Deathbed Mists the Soul Departing? Jesse James: Secret Agent- Preserving the Confederacy with Bank Robbery and Murder Plato and the Near Death Experience Rudolph Steiner and Visible Speech Norsemen in Minnesota The Atlantis Connection? - Strange Genetic Links Between North America and the Ancient Middle East The Great Pyramid’s Missing Capstone - It Was There Once, but What Happened to It? Lucid Dreams - When the Stuff of Dreams Becomes More than Real
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Esoterism and Symbol

Esoterism and Symbol

The Science of the Dogon Decoding the African Mystery Tradition by Laird
Scranton Sacred Symbols of the Dogon The Key to Advanced Science in the
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Laird Scranton The Sirius Mystery New
Scientific ...

Author: R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620553367

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sacred Symbols

Sacred Symbols

SIS AFRICAN TRIBAL SYMBOLS There are hundreds of African tribes , each with
its own sacred belief systems and rituals . ... In most African societies , plant life
assumes fertility symbolism : among the Dogon , the calabash ( or gourd ) is ...

Author: Clare Gibson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1887354182

Category: Signs and symbols

Page: 112

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Categories: Signs and symbols

Day of the Fish

Day of the Fish

Dorey's research reveals that this is the oldest religion known to humanity and that understanding it is critical to our survival.

Author: Shannon Dorey

Publisher: Elemental Expressions Ltd.

ISBN: 9780987681362

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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The Dogon believed that the alien Nummo would one day return to Earth. It was the duty of the Hogan, their spiritual leader, to safe guard the Earth until that time. The day of the Nummos' return was known to the Dogon as the "Day of the Fish." Day of the Fish reveals that the amphibious Nummo, who came to Earth from the stars, were the goddesses known to the peoples of the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages. Many of the Dogon symbols identified with the Nummo were the same symbols that Marija Gimbutas associated with the goddesses of Old Europe. Dorey also compares the Dogon religion with what is known of the Jomon people of Japan, who were Mesolithic-Neolithic hunters and gatherers from around 14,000 to 300 BCE. Dorey's research reveals that this is the oldest religion known to humanity and that understanding it is critical to our survival. She believes that knowing the truth about our past, will provide us with an understanding of the present and give us renewed hope for the future.
Categories: Religion

Hunab Ku

Hunab Ku

77 Sacred Symbols for Balancing Body and Spirit Joel Speerstra, Karen
Speerstra. Womb THE MYTHOLOGICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL KNOWLEDGE
PRESERVED Ah/IONG THE Dogon people who once lived in cliff dwellings near
the ...

Author: Joel Speerstra

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 9780307785879

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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The Mayan symbol Hunab Ku represents movement and energy—the principle of life itself—in a spiraling design reminiscent of the Eastern yin-yang symbol. As an embodiment of harmony and balance, Hunab Ku invites us into the age of consciousness, which is predicted to begin on December 21, 2012.HUNAB KU prepares us for this cosmic awakening by presenting 77 sacred symbols that create an interactive system for learning, healing, and meditation. Beautifully illustrated and exhaustively researched, this virtual pilgrimage invites us to explore artifacts, earthworks, numerological patterns, and archetypes from diverse traditions the world over: ancient Greece, the Americas, Africa, the British Isles, Babylon, India, and beyond. Hunab Ku waits for you at the book’s center, the threshold between our present age and the coming age of enlightenment. Like runes, tarot, and other pathworking systems, the archetypes herein open doors, create bridges, and shed light on our past and our future. These spiritual signposts are all around us and within, waiting to be interpreted. Let HUNAB KU be your guide. A richly illustrated book that draws on cross-cultural ancient symbols, numerology, archetypes, and earthworks, and the chakras. Includes 77 vivid full-color illustrations placed within the framework and palette of the seven chakras. Builds on the growing popularity of José Arguelles’s The Mayan Factor and Carl Johan Calleman’s The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Deserts

Deserts

The Dogon people of Mali have a religion which categorizes and ranks all living
things . The desert tortoise , which can endure the harshest conditions , is
believed to have especial merit , and the tortoise has become a sacred symbol to
the ...

Author: John Anthony Allan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015026817117

Category: Déserts

Page: 176

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An illustrated look at the major deserts of the world discusses temperatures, the remarkable adaptations of animals to inhospitable conditions, desert moss, the desert peoples, and more and features an atlas section and photographs.
Categories: Déserts

Sculpture from Three African Tribes Senufo Baga Dogon Spring 1959

Sculpture from Three African Tribes  Senufo  Baga  Dogon  Spring  1959

( 56.258 ) The goat is one of the totemic symbols of Senufo clans . ... ( 58.336 )
The snake is an important religious symbol for many tribes in this area of Africa .
... The Dogon consider millet to be a sacred plant , important in many ceremonies
.

Author: Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001451522

Category: Art, African

Page: 32

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Categories: Art, African

The Nummo

The Nummo

... The Cathars were talked about earlier because they had sacred cords and
some of their beliefs paralleled Dogon beliefs. ... in their adopted countries,
where they started secretly embedding the symbols of their faith in the paper they
made.

Author: Shannon Dorey

Publisher: Elemental Expressions Ltd.

ISBN: 9780987681386

Category: History

Page: 294

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Dorey's research shows the African Dogon religion to be the oldest mythology in the world. It existed in Africa long before humans migrated to other areas. Dorey has found fragments of the Dogon religion all over the world. The Nummo, the title of the book, refers to alien beings who were considered immortal by the Dogon people. According to the Dogon, these fish and serpent like beings came to Earth from the stars. When they died and were reborn they could remember their previous existence. The Dogon elder Ogotemmêli described life and death for the amphibious Nummo as being like a snake shedding its skin. According to the Dogon, in the beginning of human existence immortality was the norm and time, as we know it, was irrelevant. This book is vital in the search for the truth about human origins.
Categories: History

Africa

Africa

Whereas at the level of sacred symbolism , a follower of the Greek Orthodox rite
might have much in common with a ... The presentation of their myths and
cosmological ideas rouses a longing to reach the hidden areas of Dogon social ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020146471

Category: Africa

Page:

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Includes Proceedings of the Executive council and List of members, also section "Review of books".
Categories: Africa

The Trickster in West Africa

The Trickster in West Africa

Robert Pelton examines Ashanti, Fon, Yoruba, and Dogon trickster-figures in their social and mythical contexts and in light of contemporary thought, exploring the way the trickster links animality and ritual transformation; culture, sex, ...

Author: Robert D. Pelton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520067916

Category: History

Page: 312

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The trickster appears in the myths and folktales of nearly every traditional society. Robert Pelton examines Ashanti, Fon, Yoruba, and Dogon trickster-figures in their social and mythical contexts and in light of contemporary thought, exploring the way the trickster links animality and ritual transformation; culture, sex, and laughter; cosmic process and personal history; divination and social change.
Categories: History

The National Geographical Journal of India

The National Geographical Journal of India

Land or sacred categories of human and spiritual existence have an space is
either a representation of the cosmos , or is ... is experienced describes how
territorial organization represents the form of the seed , a central symbol in
Dogon as a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076237430

Category: Geography

Page:

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Categories: Geography

A World of Rings

A World of Rings

O 119 A OX Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 67 Page 66 Mali ( Dogon )
Bronze ; H. 74 mm . ... H. 57 mm In Senufo sacred symbolism , the bird is
associated with the heavenly powers and equally with planting 영 Page 76 Ivory
Coast ...

Author: Anne van Cutsem

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047951598

Category: Photography

Page: 230

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This second volume of a multi- volume series on the Ghysels collection- probably the most comprehensive and beautiful collection of ethnic jewelry in the world- presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the public before, coming from Africa, Asia and America. Since time immemorial, earrings have been a means of seduction for women. Craftsmen the world over have set their imaginations to work, using every available material. Firstly they used flowers and grass, feathers and horns, wood, shells, and ivory. Mines and alluvional deposits offered stones and metals. Bold travellers and adventurous sailors set off in search of exotic goods. Their symbolism is also rich and complex: for the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, a person's prestige is measured by the number of ear ornaments, as long as their lobes can stand without tearing. Statues of Buddha show him with long ears. In the archipelagos of Indonesia, the suitor's family offers earrings to seal an alliance. Leather earrings with pearls are a sign of a married woman's status for Masai. In the Philippines and among the Naga headhunters, the men's hunting exploits and prowess as warriors are embodied in the jewellery they wear on their ears. The first book of the series A World of Rings presents over 1,000 rings from three continents. Round, square, oval, hexagonal or simply a sculpture in space, since ancient times the ring has lent itself to the boundless imagination of its creators in a fascinating variety of ways.
Categories: Photography

An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism

An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism

In recognition of this power , the Tellem were integrated into the very essence of
the new Dogon culture and society . ... Jerome H . Long ( 1987 ) points out that
culture heroes provide the models , or sacred paradigms ( archetypes ) , for all of
 ...

Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: UVA:X006165841

Category: Philosophy

Page: 510

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Religious art from a variety of ages and places is analyzed to determine its role within its own culture, as well as the light it can shed on such themes as creation, sacred marriage, death, and transformation
Categories: Philosophy

The Tribal Eye

The Tribal Eye

Dogon. He 86cm significance. These are carvings which proclaim the complex
religious concepts of the Dogon and which represent, in metaphor, the ... and
stools covered in sacred symbols that are used by the hogon during the rituals.

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001404745

Category: Art primitif

Page: 144

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Categories: Art primitif