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Point of Origin: Gobekli Tepe and the Spiritual Matrix for the World’s Cosmologies

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Reveals Gobekli Tepe as a center of civilizing knowledge for the ancient world

• Details how symbolic elements at Gobekli Tepe link a pre-Vedic cult in India to cosmological myths and traditions in Africa, Egypt, Tibet, and China

• Discusses how carved animal images at Gobekli Tepe relate to stages of creation and provide an archaic foundation for symbolic written language

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 22nd 2015 by Inner Traditions (first published February 21st 2015)
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Nicholas Kropacek
Mar 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
The blurb on the back cover of this book starts with the question of “how multiple ancient cultures, spanning both years and geography, have strikingly similar creation myths and cosmologies?” In the book, the latest in a series, Scranton postulates that the centre of this web of shared cosmological values and symbols is the ancient megalithic site of Göbekli Tepe in South east Turkey. Indeed, Göbekli Tepe is the originator of this universal cosmological environment; an ancient university disse ...more
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A thought provoking complex and very detailed book.
Kyle Philson
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kyle Philson Host of Expanded Perspectives Podcast

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Let me start off by saying that Laird Scranton has done a fantastic job once again with this latest book on the connections in the symbolism, cosmology, myths, and more of various different cultures, and shows their commonality in the very ancient past. The deeper you get into the book the more it becomes painfully obvious that many ancient cultures around the world shared language
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An excellent book for the exploration of beginning of spiritual connections. Had some difficulty agreeing with his starting premise of certain symbolic references. In that he focused and explored mostly the Egyptian and the Dogon definitions. I believe within my own paradigm that much of the origin of symbolism and letters which represented both the mathematical and the definition of spiritual connection was first established by the Sumerian Phoenician connections to their cosmology. If one were ...more
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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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