UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, March 09, 2012

The Symbol for God or UFOs?

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P.V. Glob’s The Mound People: Danish Bronze-Age Man Preserved [Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 19704] identifies this image (No.74) as “The goddess of Earth meets the god of heaven, Slänge in Bohulän”:

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Barry Fell’s America B.C.: Ancient Settlers in the New World [Simon & Schuster, NY, 1978. Page 73] identifies this as a “cross” from a Basque tombstone in the French Pyrenees:

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Stuart Piggott’s Ancient Europe from the beginnings of Agriculture to Classical Antiquity [Aldine Publishing Co., Chicago, 1965, Page 143] presents these images (in one panel) as Rock-carvings of chariots or carts, horses and wheels. Late second-early first millennium B.C. at Frännarp, Sweden:

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Philip Van Doren Stern’s Prehistoric Europe from Stone Age Man to the Early Greeks [W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., NY, 1969, Page 229] shows this as a Norwegian rock carving of a large boat carrying a sun disk:

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We have all seen the cross-within-a-circle image in many cave drawings and primitive artifacts.

(And it is seen as a wheel in many later primitive drawings and paintings.)

In its later incarnations, it is listed as a pagan symbol adopted by Christianity, and shows up in many venues of the British Isles (Ireland, particularly).

But the uppermost drawing here comes from a time period between 3000 B.C. and 600 B.C., well before an articulated Pagan era.

Why the cross in a circle then?

The boat drawing comes from the Neolithic era (about10200-8800 B.C.) and shows the symbol for the sun god, according to Stern – the larger circle on the boat-deck, but what about the two circles above the boat, in the sky?

There are not two suns in the Earthian sky, and the Moon and Sun would not show up congruent to one another as depicted, even in Velikovsky’s therories.

The Basque tombstone carving may be a Christian articulation of a Pagan symbol, but is it just that?

Carl Jung’s mandala symbols, derived from Oriental cultures, are said to be unconscious manifestations of the God archetype – the wholeness of existence as reflected in the ornate symbols revered by holy men and religions indigenous to the Asian sub-continent mostly.

But the earlier “mandalas” depicted, as shown above, primitve as they may be, indicate something else – something otherworldly: divine or ?

Can we extrapolate a reality that impinged upon early man, which caused them to note that reality?

And if so, what was the essence of that reality? Divine interpositions or Extraterrestrial intrusions?

Can we ever know? Does it matter?

RR

4 Comments:

  • Given your ongoing concern with ancient art I thought you might be interested in this piece I just wrote over at the Daily Grail:

    Ancient Neanderthal Sex Changing Artist-Scientists & Making Eve From The Rib Of Adam's Y Chromosome

    I'm over at Archaeology News Network reading TANN's posting: 42,000 Year Old Neanderthal Art Found

    The image shown's a design involving three 'seals' clearly arranged atop each other so as to achieve the same visual effect created by entwining serpents round Hermes caduceus effectively turning the stalactite itself into a caduceus (or indeed a totem pole).

    Some people think the caduceus and totem pole're stylised representations of the same Axis Mundi represented by the World Tree.

    Others have it they're depictions of the chakra system.

    I see no reason why both can't apply but the moment I saw this ancient artist's work it instantly struck me the gal or guy who'd drawn this thing was alluding both to the helical structure of DNA and the experience whereby they acquired their knowledge of it.

    During the Nineties I periodically underwent the distinctly peculiar experience of SEEMINGLY turning into a woman. I didn't suddenly magically acquire a vagina or even breasts but SOMEHOW I knew and felt I'd become internally female.

    Each bout'd only last about half an hour but it gave me an insight into what drives people to have gender reassignment surgery because if that effect'd persisted in me I'm pretty certain I'd've done exactly the same thing because quite frankly the sheer ecstatic physical and mental blissfulness of the experience made turning back into a man feel like a paltry inadequate fractured affair.

    The crucial detail here though's whenever I was experiencing whatever it was I'd undergo I'd become aware of myself as this sort of region of vast quivering plangent space filled with rank upon rank of this seemingly infinite number of scrolling spiralling chains of vibrating energy endlessly plunging into the void (a bit like those chains of green coloured numbers in The Matrix) which whenever I started changing back into a man became these sort of painfully jagged irritatingly angular lightning bolts endlessly chaotically and crotchily ricocheting off each other.

    I strongly suggest in the past there was much more awareness of such experiences and they may even've been ardently sought or at least deliberately induced because ancient mythology's stuffed with sex-changing characters like Tiresias and even such manly heroic types as Heracles Odysseus and Achilles have to spend time as women though the way Odin and Loki rip the piss out o' each other for such shennanigans implies not everyone was keen on the idea.

    The thing is though such experiences may not be purely subjective. I don't necessarily mean Tiresias really DID change sexes - though for all I know he DID!

    I mean they may also be conduits of authentic scientific insight.

    If that ancient Neanderthal artist really DID undergo a similar experience to mine then they may've had an insight into DNA 42,000 years before we did.

    And before you poo-poo that idea remember according to Genesis Eve came into existence as a result of Adam losing one of his ribs: maybe in the technical language of the day this was a way of referring to the limb missing from the male Y chromosome.

    By Blogger alanborky, at Sunday, March 11, 2012  

  • Just in case you haven't noticed this from today's Observer

    Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols? by Robin Mckie

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/11/cave-painting-symbols-language-evolution

    By Blogger alanborky, at Sunday, March 11, 2012  

  • Thanks for the Guardian link, Alan.

    As for your epiphanic male-female experience, today that would be psychologically/neurologically acceptable, even common, in my book.

    But for the fascinating Neanderthals, I'm not so sure.

    The infusion of such insight into the primitive brain is problematical, unless the gods or ET did it.

    My point, as usual, is that we just don't know, and may never know.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, March 11, 2012  

  • Has anyone but me lent any notice to the Sumerian clay tablets which explain this? ...and I must say the tablets explain much clearer than any other conjecture, imho.

    By Blogger roger s, at Tuesday, March 13, 2012  

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