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PostSubject: GeoMythology Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:14 pm

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Credible theory proposing the idea that human mythologies, through the ages, were the product of oral knowledge passed on from generation to generation, describing geological events.
Pagans myths, being the most in-tune with natural processes are built upon such legends.
Metaphorical narratives that could be easily recalled, when there was no written language and all data was transmitted via stories and legends.
The myths were representative, expressing the people's reaction to climatic and geological events, explaining why such myths are anthropomorphic.

Everything from the gods, going back to the titans and the so-called Primordial ones.
Stories that describe man's passing, through the ages, on the planet earth.
The stories acquire an exoteric and esoteric context as they describe in parables natural events, and then wrap them up in the context of how these events affected humans.
A testament of man's awakening on a planet that is dynamic.

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PostSubject: Re: GeoMythology Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:34 pm

Wikipedia wrote:
Geomythology is the study of alleged references to geological events in mythology. Dorothy Vitaliano, a geologist at Indiana University, coined the term in 1968.

‘Geomythology indicates every case in which the origin of myths and legends can be shown to contain references to geological phenomena and aspects, in a broad sense including astronomical ones (comets, eclipses, meteor impacts, etc.). As indicated by Vitaliano (1973) 'primarily, there are two kinds of geologic folklore, that in which some geologic feature or the occurrence of some geologic phenomenon has inspired a folklore explanation, and that which is the garbled explanation of some actual geologic event, usually a natural catastrophe'.’
The claim is that oral traditions about nature are often expressed in mythological language and may contain genuine and perceptive natural knowledge based on careful observation of physical evidence.
Geomythology alleges to provide valuable information about past earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, impact events, fossil discoveries, and other events, which are otherwise scientifically unknown or difficult to trace.

To be distinguished from this are plainly aitiological tales that account for geological features without any connection to their formation; for example: the Native American legend of a giant bear chasing a couple who were saved when the land rose beneath their feet; the bear's claws left gouge marks on the sides of the uplift known today as Devils Tower, Wyoming.


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PostSubject: Re: GeoMythology Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:58 pm

This theory explains why, in a preliterate world, the narratives had to be preserved in an easy to relate to format, and an easily recalled anthropomorphic form, that converted the mysterious into what was more intimate i.e. growing self-consciousness, using increasing understanding of self to understand the alien otherness of natural forces.

Primitives having no written language had to use drawings and then shapes to refer to these narratives.
The stories had to be in a form that oral traditions could add-on more data without compromising the whole, suing storylines, in the form of an adventure, so that the shaman, who would be the keeper of such oral traditions, could repeat them without altering them.

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PostSubject: Re: GeoMythology Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:20 pm

Myths like reanimation, reincarnation, great floods, volcanic eruptions, melting of the ice as the ice age released tons of water into the environment etc.
The many storylines about heroes, and demi-gods, and gods, could all be based on a relationship of primitive tribes with their environmental conditions and particular events they converted to oral mythologies.
Consider how astrology has shaped the relationship between distant stars into forms a primitive man would have recognized. Forms not reproducible from any other vantage point in the cosmos, other than from the earth: bears, humans, scorpions, deer, vases, and so on.
Like the shapes your mind perceives in clouds, as it shifts and passes overhead.
We may even find a connection with Jung's collective unconscious, contributing or being affected and affecting in turn, to these narratives.
Telling of the tale was supposed to inform and comfort the listeners, making the mysterious something knowable, by naming it and translating it into a known form.
They also transmitted useful data, like cycles or what to do when similar events reoccur.
The stories were a mixture of actual events, given an anthropomorphic form, and psychological reactions to these events, also transferred into an image, like a hero representing the individual's or the entire tribe's struggles and emotional reactions.
Mythologies are human accounts of the earth's geological and climatic history as these were experiences by humans, over huge expanses of time.

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PostSubject: Re: GeoMythology Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:39 am

Mythologies developed into a duality - subjective/objective synthesized in a allegorical narrative, bridging the real and the ideal, as symbols/words do.
Gods were representations of natural forces, like Zeus representing electromagnetism, but also Incorporated human reactions towards them.
Anthropomorphized in a way that merged the objective phenomenon and the noetic, subjective reaction to it.

This merger is what nihilism takes advantage of to construct subjective universes with a minimal, or missing, objective reference.
The phenomenon is used selectively, not to restrict but to validate the subjectivity with its insinuating presence.
World does not limit and direct the mind, but the mind imposes its construct, limiting and directing world....at least in theory.
World is indifferent and determining.
It cannot be swayed by human will, so the nihilist lies.
He claims one thing, and does another, otherwise he faces the consequences.
He lies or he dies, refusing to let go of a narrative that helps him cope with an indifferent, uncertain existence.

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PostSubject: Re: GeoMythology Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:21 pm

What is mythology?
A connection to a past the mother cannot offer, because she is the connection to the present.
Children, especially boys, with weak or absent fathers, seek in myth a connection to ancient meanings....something the modern world cannot offer, and females, being seduced by power, become proxies of - System as the absent father figure they surrender to and pass-on this submission to their children.

Modern boys flock to mythological storylines, like Lord of The Rings, and the comic book alternate worlds of DC and MARVEL to fill this absence with mythology.
A mythology that is a shallow copy of the ancient myths. Feminized to reflect the system's idea(l)s, and the mother's regurgitation.

What were myths, in the past?
The connection, via the pater, the father, of the child to its traditions.
Wisdom passed on, like the Y chromosome, from father to son.
Delivered in a narrative the simplest mind could find meaning in.....find guidance, a way of behaving.

There is no occult secret, no mystery to be exploited here.
We, few, we feel it and know it.
We few, men and women, know it to b so.
No special lingo, no intricate validation, no coercion, seduction required; we know.
We've been tricked and have forgotten, but we know...and all I'm here to do is remind you, re-call, help you re-member what you already know is so.
We are our father's son, and our father's daughter.
We hope to be that for our own kin.

I am Satyr...not your king, not your leader....not your friend.
I am he who helps you recall what you've forgotten; what you already know, but want to forget....what you are running from.

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