Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human by Giorgio de Santillana, Hertha von Dechen

By Giorgio de Santillana, Hertha von Dechen

Ever because the Greeks coined the language we ordinarily use for clinical description, mythology and technological know-how have built individually. yet what got here sooner than the Greeks? What if shall we end up that each one myths have one universal beginning in a celestial cosmology? What if the gods, the areas they lived, and what they did are yet ciphers for celestial task, a language for the perpetuation of complicated astronomical facts? Drawing on clinical info, old and literary assets, the authors argue that our myths are the continues to be of a preliterate astronomy, an exacting technology whose strength and accuracy have been suppressed after which forgotten via an emergent Greco-Roman global view. This interesting e-book throws into doubt the self-congratulatory assumptions of Western technological know-how concerning the unfolding improvement and transmission of data. this can be a actually seminal and unique thesis, a publication that are meant to be learn via someone attracted to technological know-how, fable, and the interactions among the 2.

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Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge And Its Transmission Through Myth

Ever because the Greeks coined the language we generally use for clinical description, mythology and technology have constructed individually. yet what got here sooner than the Greeks? What if shall we end up that every one myths have one universal beginning in a celestial cosmology? What if the gods, the locations they lived, and what they did are yet ciphers for celestial job, a language for the perpetuation of advanced astronomical facts?

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It is still to be found in the Apocalypse. ] 45 and it may have meant as much or as little as "Holy Roman Emperor" in the West. What counts is that Rome is a place on earth, whose prestige is connected with a certain. historical period, whereas Aries is a zone of heaven, or rather, since heaven keeps moving, a certain time determined by heavenly motion in connection with that constellation. Rome is a historic fact, even "Eternal Rome," which was once and then is left only to memory. Aries is a labeled time, and is bound to come back within certain cycles.

The seriousness and importance of providing this exposé of Dogon belief was all the greater because the Dogon elders knew perfectly well that in doing so they were opening the door, not merely to these thirty days of information, but to later and more intensive work which was to extend over months and years. They never withdrew from this decision, and we should like to express here our grateful thanks to them. After Ogotémmeli's death, other carried on the work. And since Professor Griaule's death they have continued with the same patience and eagerness to complete the task.

There still are in he river plains of China and elsewhere, but none of the total nature that the Bible describes. There are tales, too, of cataclysmic deluges throughout the great continental masses, in Asia and America, told by peoples who have never seen the sea, or lakes, or great rivers. The floods the Greeks described, like the flood of Deucalion, are as "mythical" as the narrative of Genesis. Greece is not submersible, unless by tsunamis. Deucalion and hjs wife landed on Mount Parnassus, high above Delphi, the "Navel of the Earth," and were the only survivors of this flood, the second, sent by Zeus in order to destroy the men of one world-age.

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