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.

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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:

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

RR

The New York Times' misinformation about Roswell, July 9th, 1947

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Haught for Haut? W.W. Brazel for Mac Brazel?

What about the mention of forty-three [43] other states in the Union (and worldwide) that reported flying saucers in the time-frame?

Some of those other sightings do show up in newspaper accounts, which are reproduced in the book, cited here before, Flying Saucers Over Los Angeles: The UFO Craze of the 50's by DeWayne B. Johnson and Kenn Thomas.

It seems that the summer of 1947 was, indeed, a fecund UFO period.

And Roswell was just one of many strange accounts that newspapers took notice of.

What's interesting is how The NYT dismissed Roswell by lauding a weather guy as the discoverer of the balloon truth. This was journalism of a shabby kind, certainly, and goes to explain why Roswell never made it as a major news item or sensational story. It was suppressed by journalistic indifference more than the skeptical suggestion that there was nothing to the story in the first place.

Context (and accuracy), in history and everything else, is supremely important.

RR