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Itatw70s wrote:

We are faced with complex questions of facts and our own interpretations of those facts. This always boils down to credibility, the final analysis, a theory that can actually include a perception of those ancient reports in their own language capacities.

The principle with comparative studies is that interpretations begin with what the cultures themselves flatly state or claim. Because we have broad parallelism of symbols and symbolic themes among ancient cultures - as people like Jung noticed - we also have the ability to test what one culture asserts about a symbolic element against how other ancient cultures understood the same element, and essentially triangulate on confirmation of a viewpoint. Beyond that we have some interesting facets of ancient symbolic language that point us to specific nuances of meaning.

- Laird

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Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 3156 Laird Scranton 14-Sep-18 17:33
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 534 RN Vooght 15-Sep-18 08:52
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 535 Laird Scranton 15-Sep-18 13:08
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 495 RN Vooght 16-Sep-18 10:51
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 525 Lobsang 17-Sep-18 01:45
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 772 Laird Scranton 17-Sep-18 04:32
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 494 Dr Greenthumb 11-Oct-18 10:25
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 484 Laird Scranton 11-Oct-18 15:24
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 492 Itatw70s 12-Oct-18 14:52
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 441 Laird Scranton 14-Oct-18 15:20
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 449 Itatw70s 16-Oct-18 15:26
Re: Commonalities of pygmy and fairy traditions with the Maori 663 michael seabrook 23-Oct-18 19:29


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