By Laird Scranton
An exam of the earliest production traditions and logos of China and their similarities to these of alternative old cultures
• finds the deep parallels among early chinese language phrases and people of alternative old construction traditions equivalent to the hieroglyphics of old Egypt
• Explores the eight levels of construction in Taoism and the cosmological origins of chinese language ancestor worship, the zodiac, the mandala, and the I Ching
• offers extra facts that the cosmology of all historic cultures arose from a unmarried now-lost resource
Building on his large learn into the sacred symbols and construction myths of the Dogon of Africa and people of old Egypt, India, and Tibet, Laird Scranton investigates the myths, symbols, and traditions of prehistoric China, offering extra facts that the cosmology of all historical cultures arose from a unmarried now-lost resource.
Scranton explores the elemental similarities among the language that outlined historical chinese language cosmology and that of alternative construction traditions, revealing the connections among the phonetic constitution of the phrases, their glyphs, and their use. He demonstrates notable parallels among the earliest structures of writing in China and the hieroglyphs of historical Egypt. He examines the eight degrees of construction in Taoism and the cosmological origins of chinese language ancestor worship, legendary emperors, the zodiac, the mandala, and the I Ching. He information the basic ideas of land-use in historical China with regards to the symbolism of a Buddhist stupa and the Dogon granary, ritual shrines which are additionally the valuable image of different production traditions. knowing the genuine meanings of those image complexes additionally unearths the delicate clinical realizing of those old cultures, for those production symbols at once correlate with our glossy realizing of atoms and the lively make-up of topic.
In exploring chinese language cosmological traditions, Scranton sheds new gentle at the competition that the sacred wisdom of the ancients is the legacy of an previous tradition who gave primitive humanity the instruments they had to delivery the 1st identified civilizations.
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Scranton, Laird. The Cosmological Origins of fantasy and image: From the Dogon and historic Egypt to India, Tibet, and China. Rochester, Vt. : internal Traditions, 2010. ———. Sacred Symbols of the Dogon: the foremost to complicated technology within the old Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Rochester, Vt. : internal Traditions, 2007. ———. The technological know-how of the Dogon: A learn of the Founding Symbols of Civilization. Rochester, Vt. : internal Traditions, 2006. Smith, Richard. Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the realm: The Yijing (I-Ching, or vintage of alterations) and Its Evolution in China. Charlottesville: collage of Virginia Press, 1999. Snodgrass, Adrian. structure, Time, and Eternity. Delhi, India: Aditya Prakashan, 1990. ———. The Symbolism of the Stupa. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1992. Wheatley, Paul. The Pivot of the 4 Quarters: A initial Enquiry into the Origins and personality of the traditional chinese language urban. Chicago: Aldine Publishing corporation, 1971. Xiaoping, Ji. Worshiping the 3 Sage Kings and 5 Virtuous Emperors. Beijing, China: overseas Languages Press, 2007. Xu, Zhentao, David W. Pankenier, and Yaotiao Jiang. East Asian Archeoastronomy: historic files of historical Observations of China, Japan, and Korea. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Gordon and Breach technological know-how writer, 2000. in regards to the writer Laird Scranton is an self reliant software program dressmaker who got interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism within the early Nineties. He has studied old fantasy, language, and cosmology when you consider that 1997 and has been a lecturer at Colgate collage. He additionally seems in John Anthony West’s Magical Egypt DVD sequence. He lives in Albany, long island. approximately internal TRADITIONS • undergo & corporation based in 1975, internal Traditions is a number one writer of books on indigenous cultures, perennial philosophy, visionary artwork, non secular traditions of the East and West, sexuality, holistic healthiness and therapeutic, self-development, in addition to recordings of ethnic track and accompaniments for meditation. In July 2000, endure & corporation joined with internal Traditions and moved from Santa Fe, New Mexico, the place it used to be based in 1980, to Rochester, Vermont. jointly internal Traditions • endure & corporation have 11 imprints: internal Traditions, undergo & corporation, therapeutic Arts Press, future Books, Park highway Press, Bindu Books, undergo Cub Books, future Recordings, future Audio variations, internal Traditions en Español, and internal Traditions India. for additional information or to flick through our multiple thousand titles in print and booklet codecs, stopover at www. InnerTraditions. com. turn into part of the internal Traditions neighborhood to obtain distinct deals and members-only savings. BOOKS OF similar curiosity element of foundation Gobekli Tepe and the non secular Matrix for the World’s Cosmologies by means of Laird Scranton The Cosmological Origins of fable and image From the Dogon and historical Egypt to India, Tibet, and China via Laird Scranton The technological know-how of the Dogon interpreting the African secret culture by means of Laird Scranton Sacred Symbols of the Dogon the main to complex technological know-how within the historic Egyptian Hieroglyphs via Laird Scranton The Velikovsky Heresies Worlds in Collision and historic Catastrophes Revisited by way of Laird Scranton The Sacred technological know-how of historic Japan misplaced Chronicles of the Age of the Gods through Avery Morrow Forgotten Civilization The position of sun Outbursts in Our previous and destiny through Robert M.