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The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition

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A look at the close resemblance between the creation and structure of matter in both Dogon mythology and modern science andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Reveals striking similarities between Dogon symbols and those used in both the Egyptian and Hebrew religions andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Demonstrates the parallels between Dogon mythical narratives and scientific concepts from atomic theory to quantum theory and string theory andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique art and advanced cosmology. The Dogonand#8217;s creation story describes how the one true god, Amma, created all the matter of the universe. Interestingly, the myths that depict his creative efforts bear a striking resemblance to the modern scientific definitions of matter, beginning with the atom and continuing all the way to the vibrating threads of string theory. 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. For example, the modern scientific depiction of the informed universe as a black hole is identical to Ammaand#8217;s Egg of the Dogon and the Egyptian Benben Stone. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Science of the Dogonandlt;/Iandgt; offers a case-by-case comparison of Dogon descriptions and drawings to corresponding scientific definitions and diagrams from authors like Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene, then extends this analysis to the counterparts of these symbols in both the ancient Egyptian and Hebrew religions. What is ultimately revealed is the scientific basis for the language of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which was deliberately encoded to prevent the knowledge of these concepts from falling into the hands of all but the highest members of the Egyptian priesthood. andlt;Iandgt;The Science of the Dogonandlt;/Iandgt; also offers compelling 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.

Synopsis:

The myths of the Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, bear a striking resemblance to modern scientific definitions of matter. Scranton offers a case-by-case comparison of Dogon descriptions and drawings to corresponding scientific definitions and diagrams from authors like Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene.

About the Author

Laird Scranton is an independent software designer who became interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism in the early 1990s. He has studied ancient myth, language, and cosmology since 1997 and has been a lecturer at Colgate University. He also appears in John Anthony Westandrsquo;s andlt;Iandgt;Magical Egyptandlt;/Iandgt; DVD series. He lives in Albany, New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Anthony West

Acknowledgments

Introduction

ONE   How This Book Came to Be

TWO   Themes of the Ancient Creation Stories

THREE   The Dogon Creation Story

FOUR   Dogon Symbols and Meanings

FIVE   Dogon Parallels to the Big Bang and Atomic and Quantum Structure

SIX   Dogon Parallels to String Theory

SEVEN   Dogon Parallels to Egyptian Mythology

EIGHT   Dogon Parallels to Genetics and Sexual Reproduction

NINE   Archaeology and Dogon Symbols

TEN   Judaism and Dogon Symbols

ELEVEN   The Dogon Concept of Light

TWELVE   Global Signs of the Serpent Religion

THIRTEEN   Fall of the Serpent Religion

FOURTEEN   Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594771330
Author:
Scranton, Laird
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Foreword by:
West, John Anthony
Foreword:
West, John Anthony
Author:
West, John Anthony
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Africa, West
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Mythology, Dogon
Subject:
EGYPT/ANCIENT MYSTERIES;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;MYSTERIES;MYSTICISM;MYTHOLOGY;MYTHOLOGY/ANCIENT CULTURE;AFRICA;ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;ANCIENT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/EGYPT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES/CREATION SPIRITUALI
Subject:
EGYPT/ANCIENT MYSTERIES;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;MYSTERIES;MYSTICISM;MYTHOLOGY;MYTHOLOGY/ANCIENT CULTURE;AFRICA;ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;ANCIENT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/EGYPT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES/CREATION SPIRITUALI
Subject:
EGYPT/ANCIENT MYSTERIES;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;MYSTERIES;MYSTICISM;MYTHOLOGY;MYTHOLOGY/ANCIENT CULTURE;AFRICA;ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;ANCIENT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/EGYPT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES/CREATION SPIRITUALI
Subject:
EGYPT/ANCIENT MYSTERIES;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;MYSTERIES;MYSTICISM;MYTHOLOGY;MYTHOLOGY/ANCIENT CULTURE;AFRICA;ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;ANCIENT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/EGYPT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES/CREATION SPIRITUALI
Subject:
EGYPT/ANCIENT MYSTERIES;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;MYSTERIES;MYSTICISM;MYTHOLOGY;MYTHOLOGY/ANCIENT CULTURE;AFRICA;ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;ANCIENT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/EGYPT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES/CREATION SPIRITUALI
Subject:
EGYPT/ANCIENT MYSTERIES;INDIGENOUS CULTURES;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;MYSTERIES;MYSTICISM;MYTHOLOGY;MYTHOLOGY/ANCIENT CULTURE;AFRICA;ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;ANCIENT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/EGYPT;ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS/MYTHOLOGY;ANCIENT MYSTERIES/CREATION SPIRITUALI
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 11.025 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Mythology » African
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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