UFO Contemplation

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cave Art or an Ancient Astronaut presentation of UFOs (flying saucers) for your amusement?

I just finished he Bertrand David/Jean-Jacques LeFrère book, The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings [Arcade Publishing, NY, 2013] wherein artist David proposes that the paintings by Paleolithic man, found in several caves, mostly in Europe, were created by primitive artists using figurines highlighted by fire, throwing their shadows on cave walls, which were traced by the artists, the technique used for thousands of years, passed down from generation to generation.

(I'll go into the hypothesis more upcoming, but for now let me say it's wanting in my mind.)

David also listed various theories [Page 117 ff.], from others, for the paintings, which I'll touch on also upcoming:

The shamanistic theory (already noted here in my posting, a weeks ago, about Jean Clottes book What is Paleolitic Art and R, Dale Guthrie's The Nature of Paleolithic Art)

The magical and mythological theories of Abbé Breuil and Leroi-Gourhan.

The cosmogenic theory of Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewicz

And the extraterrestrial theory, which I took to the internet where I found this elaborate effort.

http://www.mesopotamiangods.com/astronauts-shems-discs-rockets-skygods/

Whoever put together this site did so with élan and a belief, it seems, in the Ancient Astronaut theories of UFO sightings.

I discount the view, as you know, because advanced alien civilizations would be remiss in spending so much time surveying this lonely, backwater planet, but some of you might find the panoply of images provided by the web-site creator fascinating.

The cave art topic is another matter, unconnected to AA ramblings, but relevant to what mankind perceives and notes, artistically and otherwise, UFOs part of that madness....er, perception.

RR