Science of the Dogon Decoding the African Mystery Tradition

ISBN-10: 1594771332
ISBN-13: 9781594771330
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Inner Traditions International, Limited
Publication date: 9/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A look at the close resemblance between the creation and structure of matter in both Dogon mythology and modern science ? Reveals striking similarities between Dogon symbols and those used in both the Egyptian and Hebrew religions ? Demonstrates the parallels between Dogon mythical narratives and scientific concepts from atomic theory to quantum theory and string theory The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique art and advanced cosmology. The Dogon'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 Amma's Egg of the Dogon and the Egyptian Benben Stone. The Science of the Dogon 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 theEgyptian priesthood. The Science of the Dogon 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.

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 West's Magical Egypt DVD series. He lives in Albany, New York.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How This Book Came to Be
Themes of the Ancient Creation Stories
The Dogon Creation Story
Dogon Symbols and Meanings
Dogon Parallels to the Big Bang and Atomic and Quantum Structure
Dogon Parallels to String Theory
Dogon Parallels to Egyptian Mythology
Dogon Parallels to Genetics and Sexual Reproduction
Archaeology and Dogon Symbols
Judaism and Dogon Symbols
The Dogon Concept of Light
Global Signs of the Serpent Religion
Fall of the Serpent Religion
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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