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21 days ago
Edmond
I have written two books on how nature and culture express archetypal structure. You could search on this site for the term archetype (the misspelling 'archtype' does not find the instances, such as yours above). Or you could search google for Furter archetype mindprint stoneprint blueprint. Several sciences claim to study cognition. Structuralist anthropology has been delivering the answers to
Forum: Inner Space
6 weeks ago
Edmond
Rory, crop circles favour a certain geology with groundwater, under thin topsoil. These may be too localised to check for a global pattern, but your Chinese line is interesting and significant evidence of your global pattern. I remain sceptical of regular Euclidean crystalline earth patterns such as Bekker Hagens etc, partly since geology and geo-magnetism and orbit and oceans and plates and plum
Forum: Author of the Month
7 weeks ago
Edmond
Itat, the answer to the 'coincidence' v 'prediction' debate, is in archetype, which you mention in this string for the first time above. Similar paintings to your painting of people falling from a tower, are in alchemical emblems by Basil Valentine in the 1200s; and in Tarot trump 16, Tower struck by lightning, with people and instruments falling off; and in paintings by Credo Mutwa, including a
Forum: Inner Space
8 weeks ago
Edmond
Rory, It is a great pleasure to read your results, and of your inter-disciplinary approach to unravelling unresolved issues in the cultural record. The thorus shape of energy vortex may also be relevant to crop circles. Did you research earth energy just above the surface in groundwater areas? I have found the five layers of archetypal strcuture in the spatial distribution of circles, and in the
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7 months ago
Edmond
Barbelo, yes, "similar in all cultures and religions... Universal spirit at work... It can't be evolutionary." I also agree that Books of the Living /Dead /manifestation are guides for the living. I demonstrate archetypal features in oracles here; Aya oracle of the dead guide part III
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7 months ago
Edmond
Itatw, I agree with your criticism of science as restricting itself to supposed objectivity. However sciences do not thereby make culture the measurable mechanism that it is. Our conscious minds tend to objectify and mechanise everything except ourselves. Ironically, our subconscious minds work with biology, society and ecology, to express and re-express a highly mechanised and predictable struct
Forum: Inner Space
7 months ago
Edmond
Glass Jigsaw, you wrote; “I totally disagree with you that 'Dead ends eliminate false directions'. It is only YOUR dead end.” But in nature and in the cultural record, dead ends are not entirely random, and do reveal part of the underlying pattern and paradigm. No, I am not “building on other research”, but indeed “started afresh” to isolate recurrent features in culture and thus in behaviour.
Forum: History
7 months ago
Edmond
To Thinkitover; Your finding that ratios and measures relate to physics constants, in natural media (light in glass, air, etc) and cultural media (pyramid fields ect), could only be due to archetype informing both media domains. Thus culture is an extension of nature. You posted; “If any of that means anything to anyone else, be my guest - but I'm very skeptical that it does means anything, e
Forum: Mysteries
7 months ago
Edmond
Sean, yes you are correct, mysteries offer answers. Usually before they divulge the relevant questions or terminology. The psychological term for research quest, is the compulsion-curiosity phase. Mine was so keen that some total strangers approached me to offer vaguely relevant information. Dead ends eliminate false directions. I could swear that sometimes I even heard answers on TV, but of cour
Forum: History
7 months ago
Edmond
Sean, thank you for examining your motivation for researching mysteries that seem connected, but are outcomes of the same motivations in human nature; "I'll disagree with you here, but only because I'm having too much fun researching them." The dominant paradigm of invention, diffusion and development is strong, and rewarding in terms of apparent simplicity, ego, logic, order, knowledge
Forum: History
7 months ago
Edmond
Barbelo, thank you for "42 Declarations of Innocence in the Egyptian Book of the Dead" as preparation for negotiating the land of the Dead. This reminds me of the Baker's 42 boxes, in the Hunting of the Snark; and Thomas Cranmer’s 42 Articles of faith (the last was against eternal damnation). Cranmer was burned for his efforts. Fictional Baker pays a ransom, loses logic and disappears i
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7 months ago
Edmond
Sean, there are many Shakespeares and Homers and Bacons in each generation; a handful find the resources necessary to leave a legacy. On culture and counter-cult, see my three posts on oracles here; Culture and counter-cult, war and oracles of the dead There is some trickster in all of us, and we all feel drawn to secret orders. Amerindian, Mexican and South American myth have as many archetyp
Forum: History
7 months ago
Edmond
Rennes parchments were fakes by Plantard and others. Red Serpent is a fake adaptation of an excellent alchemical poem. See the links in my previous post. Rennes le Chateau church building and interior is within the standard variation for the period, with a few quirks; some due to family history, some due to Sauniere's political and business sideline motivations. Under the layers of legend and ho
Forum: History
7 months ago
Edmond
I recently posted a list of still conflicting Mideast site dates here; Mideast early towns timeline elements Note the issue of dating local infill versus dating structures. Earlier I had posted some Mideast anthropology context here; Gobekli Tepe culture and anthropology context Kortik Tepe is one of several Late Stone Age sites in the area, many with camp and feast layers; and with early
Forum: Mysteries
7 months ago
Edmond
For Rennes le Chateau and Rennes les Bains mysteries and hoaxes, see this article; Rennes le Chateau and Rennes les Bains mysteries in perspective and this post: Rennes le Chateau hoaxes summary Or order Stoneprint Journal 6; Rennes le Chateau stoneprint tour at 10 dollars here; Lulu.com page on Rennes le Chateau edition
Forum: History
9 months ago
Edmond
JazzM, the list of proposed dates for sites and environmental changes in the Gobekli area, in my previous post, are from various sources. Some widely contradict one another. Regarding drilling under pillars, some pillars stand on bedrock; some on earlier debris. The accepted date is for organic material in mud plaster in a stack of slabs forming a pilaster (pillar attached to a wall), but the pl
Forum: Author of the Month
9 months ago
Edmond
Dr Sweatman, you turned Scorpius back to front to fit your interpretation and graphics, as I have already noted among long lists of different kinds of slight of hand in your paper, and in your article. Thus you imply that the Gobekli artist had his scorpion and/or his Scorpius back to front. In your graphics table it is the comparison second from the bottom: In your article, I could not find
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9 months ago
Edmond
Engbren, thank you for noting your prior recognition of “the folly of Sweatman's approach”. Your investigating of the Westcar Papyrus is on the right track, it is probably calendric star lore involving decans. There is an episode with scantily clad female rowers in Colonna’s 1500s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Westcar material may record some conscious symbols, and some subconscious expression of ar
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9 months ago
Edmond
My correction, it was Malkowski, not Malinowski, apologies.
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9 months ago
Edmond
Dr Sweatman, some of my papers are here; And some are also on www.Academia.edu and on www.Researchgate.net The fault is not in the stars, but in your assumptions about the roles they play in art and culture. The fault is not in statistics, but in how you abuse numbers. You claim on your site that you have had no rebuttal, but; The Gobekli science team noted, on Tepetelegrams: “We already e
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9 months ago
Edmond
Ray, the Sweatman article relies on his paper of correspondences without theory, false logic, idiosyncratic use of 'statistics', and lack of anthropology context. The Gobekli science team had noted that the art and anthropology issues are more complex than Sweatman's theory (to be generous) reflect. You have already revealed your admiration of Sweatman under AOM. See a summary of some rebuttals
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10 months ago
Edmond
And here is social anthropologist Jason Colavito's comment on Sweatman et al;
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10 months ago
Edmond
Dr Sweatman, I have published six papers in the anthropology journal, Expression, see below. In your 'paper' and in your 'article' on prehistory, I could not find any anthropology or archaeology to comment on, only fringe archaeo astronomy from using your astronomy automation software beyond the intended paramaters. Regarding Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA), they publish article
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10 months ago
Edmond
Jazz, regarding the “timeline,” Gobekli Tepe was a game changer for raising the number of known sites, size of site, and scope of artwork in the Mideast Neolithic (Late Stone Age); and for dating of the soil and waste infill, assumed to date the buildings. But the soil may be from a Pre-pottery Neolithic (PPN) camp preceding the buildings. Here are some proposed approximate dates, events, and re
Forum: Author of the Month
10 months ago
Edmond
My response to this diluted version of your 'archaeo astronomy' paper in MAA journal is here; Response to Sweatman's supposed archaeo astronomy dating methods And an archaeologist's criticism and practical test of your pseudo 'statistics' is here; Lateral Truth criticism of Sweatman's syllogism 'statistics'
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10 months ago
Edmond
Martin Sweatman followed up his 'paper' of concocted proto-science fiction (in the otherwise sober MAA journal of archaeometry), with an AOM article based on his supposed archaeo astronomy interpretation of a Gobekli Tepe engraving as a 'zodiac' with Taurid meteor shower. He claims a 'new dating method.' Here is my response to some statements in the AOM article. “Göbekli Tepe changes everythin
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10 months ago
Edmond
Engicom, I have some evidence for the above version of your views on crop circles. You use some terms from technology and culture, but terms from natural science and philosophy (archetype) may be more appropriate. See these two posts on the natural structure in crop circles; Crop circles are natural expressions Nature expresses archetypal structure also in crop circles We express the same nat
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
10 months ago
Edmond
Engicom, I have some evidence for the above version of your views on crop circles. You use some terms from technology and culture, but terms from natural science may be more appropriate. See these two posts on the natural structure in crop circles; Crop circles are natural expressions Nature expresses archetypal structure also in crop circles We express the same natural structure in artworks
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
1 year ago
Edmond
Gangram, if you do go to Rennes le Chateau, I have posted an extract from my tour guide to the subconscious archetypes in the church, church ground, and two landscapes, among the GH Articles;
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
Edmond
Barbelo, our sun's potential last binary encounter was before geological time, long before oxygen, life, planetary system, eccentricity, moon, obliquity, precession and any calendar at all. Antarctic ice may date back to pre-human times, since the Ice Age was long, and before that, old ice from the previous poles was moved to the new poles, Perhaps deposited in quick or thick layers resembling
Forum: Mysteries
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