In The Science of the Dogon, Laird Scranton demonstrated that the cosmological structure described in the myths and drawings of the Dogon runs parallel to. Sacred Symbols of the Dogon – The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Hieroglyphs (Paperback) / Author: Laird Scranton ; ; Ethnic or. Sacred Symbols of the Dogon has 35 ratings and 2 reviews. Sacred Symbols of the Dogon: The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Laird Scranton.

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Britta rated it it was amazing Jan 12, The amount of work done to write this book baffles me. John rated it really liked it Jan 23, Sacred Symbols of the Dogon uses these parallels as the starting point for a new interpretation of the Egyptian hieroglyphic language.

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Shmbols clear suggestion was that the study of comparative cosmology might provide us with odgon alternate way to understand Egyptian hieroglyphic words.

Furthermore, the Dogon share important religious rituals — such as the wearing of skull caps and prayer shawls, the practice of circumcision, and the observance of a Jubilee year — in common with Judaism as scrantoon as ancient Egypt.

We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. Scranton also pointed to the close resemblance between the keywords and component elements of Dogon cosmology and those of ancient Egypt, and the implication that ancient cosmology may also be about actual science. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Trivia About Sacred Symbols of Nancy Darlene Hubenet rated it really liked it Feb 13, Greg Reid rated it really liked it Jan 03, Price may vary by retailer. The Dogon priests say that their cosmology describes how a tribal god named Amma created matter. He is an independent software designer who became interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism in the early s.


It seems unlikely that any modern visitor who could have introduced the modern Dogon to such subtle concepts would have done so using obscure but appropriate ancient Egyptian words and symbols.

This book was an eye opening understanding of how ancient cultures understood the same scientific and cosmological principles we have today about the world. Kimberly Merriweather rated it it was amazing Mar 14, He lives in Albany, New York.

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If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then csranton will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. Natasha rated it it was amazing Mar 09, Sacred Symbols of the Dogon uses these parallels as the starting point for a new interpretation of the Egyptian hieroglyphic language.

Sacred Symbols of the Dogon Trade Paperback Adrienne rated it it larid ok Jul 28, Furthermore — apparently unknown to this second wave of Dogon anthropologists, including ProfessorVan Beek — are the many abiding similarities tje exist between the plan and symbolism of the classic Dogon granary as Griaule describes it and a Buddhist stupa — a traditional aligned ritual structure that is central to Buddhist cosmology.

Jon rated it it was amazing Jul 13, I approached the topic starting with thirty well-defined shapes from Dogon cosmology and tried to apply their meanings to corresponding glyphs of ancient Egyptian words, substituting concepts for glyphs to produce a kind of ideographic sentence.

Sign up and get a free eBook! Since these same facts had already been acknowledged by Western scientists by the time they were documented for the Dogon, popular researcher Carl Sagan suggested that the Dogon may have simply learned the facts from some knowledgeable modern visitor, then incorporated them into their pre-existing body of cosmological knowledge.


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Laird Scranton has established himself firmly as a leading interpreter of the mystery of the Dogon tribe of West Africa and their ancient Sranton heritage. Likewise, it allows us to reconcile important differences that sometimes crop up between the similar cosmologies of different cultures.

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The author has definitely done his research. Kevin rated it it was ok Oct 07, Foreword by John Anthony West. No trivia or quizzes yet. The careful observer will note that many of these symbolic shapes take the same form as written Egyptian glyphs.

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In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Scranton shows how each hieroglyph constitutes an entire concept, and that their meanings are scientific in nature.

Sacred Symbols of the Dogon: Conceptually, Dogon cosmology begins with an aligned pyramid-like structure called a granary, which the Dogon priests tell us defines a world-system or plan.