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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Lists with This Book. 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.

It is these same abiding similarities in world dogin 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.

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The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol: Indeed, I want to believe his premises, The concurrence of these same cultural features among the Amazigh, whose culture is known to date from the earliest days of ancient Egypt, argues in favor of a long history for the Dogon. This can be readily seen in the cultural and linguistic similarities between the Dogon and the people of ancient Egypt, which would be expected of two closely related cultures.

Talena Winters rated it liked it Scranhon 09, Correlations between the Dogon myths and science begin with explicit statements by the Dogon priests, which establish that the esoteric tradition of the Dogon is specifically understood to describe the underlying processes by which matter and life were formed. Amazon Advertising Lzird, attract, and engage customers. Such instruction could account for the apparently sudden rise of Egyptian civilization from the backdrop of earlier hunter tribes.


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Moreover, the extended parallels between myth and science sustain themselves through complex discussions of the formative processes of the universe and the conception of life. Not an easy book to read but providing a wealth of information.

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He amply demonstrates the skill set to perform such a demanding analysis, and I hope he continues further with his work. Yet beneath the racket, sub-audibly and never openly articulated because it is considered self-evidenta comforting ostinato sounds.

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The Dogon cosmological system conveys scientific meaning through a complex system of mythological themes, symbols, storylines, and words. Start reading The Science of the Dogon on your Kindle in under a minute. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition by Laird Scranton

Laird Scranton – The Science of the Dogon. Csranton Dogon symbols and concepts relating to atomic structure so thoroughly mimic their scientific counterparts that, if our purpose was to refute their basis in science, we would first need to explain in some believable way the following extraordinary similarities: The absence of a formal system of written language among the Dogon suggests that the cosmology may have preceded larid language in ancient Egypt, while the concurrence of drawn Dogon cosmological shapes and meanings with the written Sranton glyphs suggests that the earliest written characters may have been adapted from key shapes within the cosmology.


Followed by Scranton making some brilliant speculations, that if true, make for some mind-blowing ponderous stuff. Studied exhaustively by French anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen in the nineteen thirties, forties and fifties, the Dogon laigd documented as preserving a secret cosmological tradition that is cast in the familiar themes, symbols and storylines of the classic ancient cosmologies. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

The Science of the Dogon by Laird Scranton

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