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7 months ago
gadavid
Thank you for your comments and your presence, Ray.
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7 months ago
gadavid
QuoteOne then could carry out a Pearson product moment correlation of such a sample to get an actual correlation coefficient, r. One could also do a regression analysis with variations in star patterns over time--and test the regression for significance. I believe you lost me there, Ray. I have heard of past life regression but I don't think that is what you mean. By the way, although constella
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7 months ago
gadavid
Thank you for your input and insights, Madeleine. Please keep us apprized of further research or publications.
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7 months ago
gadavid
Ray, It is very difficult to subject these sites to the statistical analyses you suggest because the parameters of each site, each with varying dimensions and modes of correspondence. I can only show you what I did to quantify what I have called the Arizona Orion Correlation. If we conceptualize Orion as a polygon of seven sides, more specifically an “hourglass” (suggesting Chronos) appe
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7 months ago
gadavid
Madeleine, QuoteAs for the symbols, SIM, the bird, and ŠIM, the alchemist, are homonyms. Perhaps the following quotation is useful in this context: Sir George Ripley (1415-90) quoted by Jung, Psychology and Alchemy: "The philosophers tell the inquirer that birds and fishes bring us the lapis, every man has it, every it is in every place, in me, in everything, in time and space."
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7 months ago
gadavid
Please read my essay "The Celestial Birdman of the Ancient World" at academia.edu. Read and react. “Bird spirit flew into Apollo— animal spirit appeared in Dis. What was sky and earth became life and death, or hell on earth and psychic depth, and I wonder: how has Hades been affected by Dachau? In the cold of deepest bowels, does a stained fluid drip? Does pure loss no
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7 months ago
gadavid
I think these stones, perhaps because of their mineral content or perhaps because of their geometric form or both, allowed shamans or psychic practitioners to see at a distance. It is sort of like Dorothy in Oz staring into a crystal ball and seeing what was happening back in Kansas. Do you happen to know the passage in Gilgamesh you refer to, Aine?
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7 months ago
gadavid
Please check out my article over on academia dot edu:
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7 months ago
gadavid
Stones of Divination, Portals into the Spirit World Gary A. David All cultures in all ages have used prognostication. It is humankind’s valiant attempt to pierce the mysterious veil of temporality. The South African Sangoma Baba Credo Mutwa is pictured in one book holding an imposing bronze staff surmounted by a doughnut-shaped stone.1 He specifically calls these “stones of prophecy.”2 The in
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7 months ago
gadavid
OK, Edmond here is my axial grid (It pains me to have to explain the pun: my axe to grind.) The 6” X 9” gold-anodized aluminum plaque (above) shows the position of the sun with respect to the center of the galaxy and nearby pulsars. Carl Sagan and Frank Drake created it in an attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life somewhere in the far reaches of outer space. Launched in 1972
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7 months ago
gadavid
Thus, a sort of non-peer review of the academics by the alternative researchers?
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7 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, "I have demonstrated in 2014 that the two large panels named Newspaper Rock, on in Monticello, both contain the much more complex, universally standard, subconscious ‘grammar’ of the visual expression of culture." Are you sure you are not having an axial grind by your superimposition of a constellation grid upon every conceivable cultural artifact? In doing so you are as
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7 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, Certainly, the phrase "rock art" is a misnomer. The ancient imagery is not "art" in the sense that contemporary Western culture considers it. Petro-pictography ("rock-picture-writing"), paleography, or even epigraphy might be more correct. Whatever one calls these signifiers, they certainly are not art for art's sake. Instead they are a form of writing wit
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7 months ago
gadavid
Thanks for the correction, PB.
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7 months ago
gadavid
Very cool, Madeleine! Thanks. I wonder what homeland beer of Mu tasted like? Very significant too, the cognate of Tiyo the Hopi hero-youth and the Sumerian youth TUR.
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7 months ago
gadavid
PB, As one who has spent a decade or so in academia, I think you are correct that we should not generalize, and that those in the so-called humanities may be more open to alternative researchers. On the other hand, archaeologists/anthropologists seem bent on ostracizing (ergo their hyperskepticism) the independent, nonacademic types, simply because the former are constantly feeling insecure in
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7 months ago
gadavid
I would add that that most African tribes, including most famously the Dogon, credit the celestial as the source of primary cultural knowledge. From my book The Kivas of Heaven: "The intimacy that many African tribes have with the celestial realm is presently confirmed by a world-renowned Zulu Sangoma (medicine man) and High Sanusi (“uplifter of the people”) whose name is Vusamazulu Credo Mu
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7 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, "if geometric shapes “certainly means something to the natives of Arizona” then you could publish a West American art and rock art dictionary. But most cultural “meaning” is subconscious, using a different lexicon and grammar." It's been done. This book is really pretty useful, in that it includes ethnographic commentary. I disagree that the cultural meaning is subconsc
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7 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, I write about Egypt sparingly, cautiously, and only when I have to, having never been there, in the field, so to speak. Ditto Gobekli Tepe. And I only write about AE in its connection with the Ancestral Puebloans. I don't plan on going to Turkey, so I'll leave writing about the site to those that have. Nothing worse than armchair speculation. "Both signs occur worldwide, usu
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7 months ago
gadavid
Hi Madeleine, Thanks you for your research on Sumerian lexicography and its possible relationship to the Hopi language. My work has found multiple continuities between North Africa, in particular ancient Egypt, and Hopi language and culture. An ancestral culture related to and contemporaneous with the Hopi were the Hohokam, now extinct or at least assimilated into the O'odham people of centra
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8 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, "Abstracts are as natural as number and basic geometrics and species. No trance needed." And yet the preponderance of abstracts at this particular ancient site suggests hallucinogenic Datura use. If you are arguing the "innate nature" source of iconography rather than intercultural borrowing or sharing, why dis this?
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8 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, "if only “traits and disorders” go with genetic material, then culture is not genetic. Thus you have to separate migration from culture." Funny that the geneticists don't think so. Hohokam, Anasazi, Uto-Aztecan (which includes Hopi et al.) were/are discrete cultures. I don't know which book of mine you read, but I am guessing it was The Orion Zone, published in 2006.
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8 months ago
gadavid
Sailing Toward Dawn—Hopi Emergence and Diffusion Stepping-Stone Islands to the New World My previous books describe a Hopi myth dealing with their extensive migrations from the flooded Third World (or Era) to current the Fourth World. The ancestral Hopi reputedly escaped on reed rafts and made their way to the mouth of the Colorado River, up which they trave
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8 months ago
gadavid
"I feel that people with my academic background are much more open to the so called "new age" books than many suppose. The archeologists you reference have a perspective on science that is very different from my way of thinking." I feel gratified to hear that, Dr. Ray. Most archaeologists I have meet are, shall we say, a conservative lot, or maybe even retrograde. I receive
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8 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, "do you have evidence that any specific genetic material is linked to any specific cultural behaviour, over significant distance and time, far from head office?" Not behaviors per se, but traits and disorders. Re. ogam I am saying that the Egyptians were the navigators way past Punt into central-southern Africa. An exchange of symbology. "Your Hopi have s
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8 months ago
gadavid
So-called "Celtic cross" petroglyphs, Drikops Eiland, South Africa, 2009. South African scholar Brenda Sullivan comments: “This symbol has many names. It has been called the five-fold bond, the tree of life enclosed within the circle of eternity, and more commonly, the Celtic cross. Well, the Celts may claim pride of name, but this most ancient symbol has been associated with
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8 months ago
gadavid
Ray, From what I can gather, you are Professor of Philosophy at Stanford. When I use the term "isolationist," I am referring to those archaeologists that inhabit the Anthropology departments of many universities. They are the sort of dusty, sun-scorched cats that got together and decided they needed a "pseudoarchaeology" issue of American Antiquity, for instance, which I m
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8 months ago
gadavid
I am not up with the current politics of the debunker crowd, but JC is still functioning in the same modality.
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8 months ago
gadavid
Edmond, "...you link haplotypes to assumed cultural differences by rhetoric." Rhetoric is not involved. Archaeo-genetics maps migrational patterns through time of diverse human groups. "The paradigm of isolationism is as conscious, ‘evolutionary’, and diffusionist as your migration pradigm." Although not absolute terms, for the sake of argument isolationism and di
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8 months ago
gadavid
Thanks Poster Boy. I haven't run across this world system before but I believe the Becker-Hagens UVG world grid system is provocative.
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