Hamlet's Mill. An essay on myth and the frame of time. GIORGIO de SANTILLANA . Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science M.l.T. and. HERTHA von. An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge and. Its Transmission Through Myth. Hamlet's Mill. by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend. Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge and Its Transmission .. Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
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Though Jung might well have sponsored this enterprise, the authors sneer at both brands of depth psychology. Nor do fellow mythologists fare much better: Dum6zil, L6vi-Strauss and Joseph Campbell are not so much as mentioned, and Cassirer is dismissed in a few ill-natured paragraphs.
But what is most exasperating about the book is the authors' coy way of paying out their findings. Just as a train of argument is about to come to the point, a digression is maddeningly introduced to heighten the suspense; the startling promises of topic sentences and paragraphs somehow never get realized in the tangle of forced facts and dubious speculations that follow.
To be sure, the book is full of fascinating items of learning and now and then an arresting idea emerges, but these tidbits hardly compensate for the frailty of the thesis and the overly calculated exposition.
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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Of course I do not agree with every sentiment espoused by de Santillana and von Dechend, nor with every aspect of their own personal belief systems or with everything they did during their lifetimes.
But to mock them for things they did or believed during the decades that they lived which were very different times in the world of academia than those of today or of the past couple decades is both uncharitable and unhelpful.
I have published a blog post in which I point out that the "blind spots" of previous eras are often more obvious to us today than the "blind spots" that we have which we do not see ourselves. This fact is related to the literary trope in which mystery stories are almost always solved by an "outsider" see Sherlock Holmes or Scooby Doo. Now to my point about Mr.
Thompson's failure to understand de Santillana and von Dechend. He takes them to task in parts 2, 3, and 4 for things like this the quote is from Mr.
Thompson's essay : Erra is an Akkadian warrior god. The result of Erra's assault is that the world is plunged into darkness and as a result Marduk is displaced from his throne and forced to descend to the underworld.
Erra temporarily seizes control of Babylon from Marduk during the latter's temporary absence. As the phenomena of precession is completely unconnected with any occurrence of celestial darkness this type of imagery can hardly be descriptive of precession.
The theme of the chosen imagery of the Erra-Epic is believed to refer to a disastrous military event that occurred to the city of Babylon in the "dark age" at the beginning of the first millennium BCE.
To say that the displacement of a god, after which he is forced to descend into the underworld, "can hardly be descriptive of precession" is just plain wrong.
This is exactly the pattern we see in the Osiris myth in Egypt, as well as in the Kronos myth in ancient Greece, both of which can clearly be explained in terms of precession Jane Sellers does an excellent job explaining exactly how this can be seen as descriptive of precession in her well-known and well-written book Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt , and I discuss it at length in my own book and give some shorter discussion of the same topic on my blog in posts such as this one and this one.
In other words, the examples Mr.
Thompson brings up to discredit Hamlet's Mill do not discredit Hamlet's Mill at all if anything, they generally reinforce the arguments of de Santillana and von Dechend and show that Mr. Thompson does not understand their thesis. He brings up a book by William Thompson which interprets the fairy tale of Rapunzel as "involving the sun and moon and the planetary motion of Mercury, Venus and Mars.
In fact, the possibility that Rapunzel contains such information is further validation of their thesis Hamlet's Mill cites several cases in which folk tales appear to contain the same celestial information as epics and sagas contain, but using more "rustic" characters such as the farmer's cat instead of great heroes or warriors.
I have compared this to actors who appear in very different costumes in different movies or plays, but who are the same actors see this blog post.
Thompson is also critical of what he calls, "The influence of Higgins' concept of an ancient world-wide secret religious order sharing knowledge" and dismisses the idea on the basis that if such an order existed to share celestial scientific knowledge, then why didn't it also encode other knowledge, saying: "My only comment is why didn't the channels of communication - whatever they supposedly were - also get used to carry other technical information such as metalworking.
Its worth noting, that when the Maitreyasamiti texts were found, they were immediately readable because they were written in a classic Brahmi Sanskrit font. Despite being found in what is now NW China.
They found a false wall, and behind it a cache of thousands of scrolls, the above is but one. And that's just one temple.
We have ghost towns out west that were abandoned years ago. They have ghost towns, like Niya, that were abandoned over years ago. I also read of a mail bag found in the Kara Kum.