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The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781594771330
Author(s): Laird Scranton
Format: Paperback
Year: 2006
Publisher: Inner Traditions International
Dimensions: 154 x 230 x 16 (w x l x h)
Pages: 208

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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 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 ancien Please click here to ask a question
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