UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ancient Astronaut Theory, Joseph Campbell, et cetera

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AA theorists see the possibility that the ancient Persians representations of its god, Ahura Mazda, in a flying chariot indicates that the carved imagery was of an extraterrestrial aloft in an exotic, flying craft.


Is their suggestion so outrageous that it should not be considered?

Joseph Campbell’s Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Volume II, The Way of the Seeded Earth, Part 1, The Sacrifice [Harper & Row, NY, 1988], from which the depictions above derive, also contains the following images…

This is Bartl Bryun’s The Annunciation shows the angel Gabriel, led by The Holy Spirit, announcing to Mary that she will bear the Savior.

The symbolism pertains to the Greek mystery-god Hermes, Campbell writes, and contains references (wand-caduceus, the dove) used by the German mystics, Meister Eckhart, Suso, Tauler, et al.

This famous etching by Rembrandt, purposed by Christopher Marlowe’s play, The Tragicall History of Dr. Faustus [1604] highlights the Sign of the Macrocosm, which comes from Levantine Theology:

But one can also see, in both depictions above, the brilliant light that afflicts schizophrenics and pre-schizophrenics, and may also be the source of orbs and/or UFOs for some observers of either.

This image from Joseph Campbell’s illustrative book shows the klóketen, a creation of the Onas for their initiation rites:

And here is what Alabama police chief, 26-year-old, Jeff Greenhaw said he confronted in his Falkville, Alabama encounter on October 17, 1973 of a being that allegedly debarked from a flying saucer, and which he was able to get a photo of with is Polaroid camera:

A remarkable similarity, no? But what would a klóketen be doing in Alabama?



  • what would a klóketen be doing in Alabama?

    On october 20,the #2 ranked Crimsom Tide hosted the #10 Tennessee.

    By Blogger Yvan D., at Tuesday, October 29, 2013  

  • Undoubtedly, Zoroaster would be offended that his innovation of dualism arrived via a spaceship as pictured in the first photograph.

    I am surprised that the ancient astronaut crowd has not claimed the recent discovery of Gobi Tepe to have been built by space aliens who became bored with high technology, or that they were the ghost writers of the ancient library of Timbuktu.

    In the last few years the starting gun of civilization have been pushed back at least ten thousand years, let alone the dating work yet to be done on coastal ruins that apparently vanished from sight as sea levels rose after the last Ice Age..of course none of this has the pizzazz of extraterrestrial hocum that takes the place of lost histories due to natural catastrophes, warfare and perhaps even the burning of the Library of Alexandria. Oh yes, they must have acquired assistance from Space Gods..just look at how ignorant they were in so many ways..just like us.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, October 29, 2013  

  • Rich looked at as negative images the similarity between the klóketen and Jeff Greenshaw's Alcan Alabama spaceman's all the more compelling.

    Bruce virtually every civilization on the planet's been indebted to at least one preceding civilization which seemed so superior it started off by modelling itself on it.

    Western civilization ripped off Islamic civilization during the Crusades which in turn'd ripped off the Greeks and the Romans and the Assyrians ripped off the Sumerians.

    That's where I'm intrigued by your reference to Zoraster's dualism.

    I personally incline to the idea Zoroastrianism was essentially the technical language Zoroaster used to stick a proverbial atomic bomb up the arse of the spiritual passivity resulting from mindsets trained to think of themselves as mere cogs in an endlessly circling cosmo-mechanical fate.

    If though a spaceship brought Zoroaster his revelation that'd make another kind of sense because based on the modern era the first thing superior technologies seem to do is hand over a few shiny trinkets and perform a few fancy tricks impose a new highly disruptive culture and flashy way of life on the old one and seize control of all the local valuable resources.

    And what better disruptor of a civilization than to plant the concept "We know you're a goodie but is that guy standin' right next to y'u?"

    By Blogger alanborky, at Wednesday, October 30, 2013  

  • Grenhaw's photo looks like a guy dressed up in a spacesuit. Investigators should have interviewed his friends and checked out if the males had legs that were distinctly bent inward like in the photo. It's interesting too that he was able to get off a photo when most close encounter experiencers aren't able to or take a photo and it comes out unrecognizable.

    Maybe Nick Redfern will chime in on this essay because he's been on some of the Ancient Alien programs and has said some interesting things. I've only watched about 1/3rd of Ancient Aliens and it's certainly loaded with over-enthusiasm that every peculiar and exotic thing in the ancient world had to be ET driven. [On a positive note, this season Giorgio Tsoukalos has ditched his extreme faux-tan.]

    ~ Susan

    By Blogger brownie, at Wednesday, October 30, 2013  

  • Yes, Susan....

    It's the over-enthusiastic "suggestions" of some on the AA show that is off-putting: Childress particularly.

    As for Giorgio's hair, I liked it wild and wooly; it matched his enthusiasm

    As Sheriff Greenhaw was only 26 and rather new on the job, I suspect some of his friends pulled a prank on him.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, October 30, 2013  

  • It's the most appropriate explanation, requiring three steps.

    Hoax someone into calling the sheriff's office. Here, a woman reports a UFO landing.

    Wait for police chief Jeff Greenhaw.

    Hope you don't get shot and make a clean exit. Fortunately, Greehaw chose to use his polaroid camera instead of his gun.

    Had he chosen otherwise, we'd probably know who the Tinfoil spaceman was.

    By Blogger Yvan D., at Thursday, October 31, 2013  

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