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The science of the Dogon : decoding the African mystery tradition

Author: Laird Scranton
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laird Scranton
ISBN: 9781594771330 1594771332
OCLC Number: 70054206
Notes: "Originally published in 2002 by Xlibris as Hidden meanings : a study of the founding symbols of civilization"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 --
Concluding summary.
Other Titles: Hidden meanings
Responsibility: Laird Scranton ; foreword by John Anthony West.
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