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Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES / AFRICAN STUDIES "The Dogon creation myth reflects the nuances of cutting-edge scientific cosmology, and finally this is being recognized. A quintessential read for anyone wishing to learn the truth about this fascinating subject." --(Andrew Collins, author of _From the Ashes of Angels_) The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique ...more
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Published April 19th 2011 by Inner Traditions / Bear & Company (first published January 1st 2002)
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Sonic
Feb 19, 2016 Sonic rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book peaked at the very beginning for me and just kinda declined as it went. The preface written by John Anthony West (Serpent In The Sky) was my favorite part. Followed by Scranton making some brilliant speculations, that if true, make for some mind-blowing ponderous stuff.
But as the book progresses his arguments seem more and more tenuous.
The author repeatedly attempts some very circuitous logic.
Paraphrasing:

" If we look at this flimsy evidence in light of my interpretation we might expe
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Terri Herman-Poncé
I bought this book because I have an addiction for ancient Egypt and the concept that there is another civilization that pre-dates that one, and links to it, caught my attention. Plus, I'm really into non-fic that thinks outside the box where the ancients are concerned and I like using research material for my past life fiction writing. That said, this book wasn't an easy read. I definitely got some meaty information out of it that's highlighted and stored away for future reference, but it wasn' ...more
Peter Morris
Oct 21, 2016 Peter Morris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Science of the Dogon is a ground-breaking work that reveals the complex scientific concepts thaht are held by the Dogon and which are encrypted within their sacred symbology, traditional costumes and tribal rituals.

To my mind, this is a highly important piece of academic research which I whole-heartedly recommend—though, I do think that a reader needs to study all three of Laird’s books on the Dogon in unison in order to get an over feel of the magnitude and importance of the authors insight
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Andrew
The Dogon are known for their sophisticated culture and complex cosmology. In this book, Laird Scranton shows how the Dogon creation "myths" have deeper scientific meaning. Not an easy book to read but providing a wealth of information.
Nicholas Frota
great on dogon + string (and torque) theories, but it gets too rushed on the decline of serpent religions.
Ty
Jul 27, 2014 Ty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was a great read. And even if you don't know much about the subject the author makes it easy to follow and understand so you may see the correlations for yourself
Jolyon
Feb 16, 2008 Jolyon marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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false start on this one - dry documentary, not very exciting. Not ready! (why the hell did I buy it? oh yeah, Amazon gift certificate splurge.. DUH!)
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He is an independent software designer who became interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism in the early 1990s. He has studied ancient myth, language, and cosmology since 1997 and has been a lecturer at Colgate University. He also appears in John Anthony West’s Magical Egypt DVD series.
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