From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 03:52:17 -0000 Archived: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:22:07 -0400 Subject: Myth Or ETH Or Trickster? Hello List, Last night was watching a few snippets of You Tube presentations & radio-chats on subjects like Lost Civilizations, Ancient Technology etc, and then Ancient Astronauts etc., which left me mixed-up. The overall impression of all the data was - like after reading the entire contents of several newspapers - a bit incoherent. Later, reading myself to sleep, thoughts wandered to linked area of legends, mythology and oral history - best covered (for me) by Andrew Lang's 'Myth Ritual & Religion' and 'Hamlet's Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time' by Giorgio De Santillana & Hertha von Dechend. They're both worth reading and available free on-line - although you might have to search a bit for vol II of 'Myth Ritual & Religion. One might expect that whole area to be similarly 'incoherent' yet it seems one can divide the content of myths & legends into two very different types: firstly there's 'natural' weirdities like giants, ogres, witches (male & female), plus those 'gods' (pantheonic) which have human traits and can interbreed with humans, and all sorts of animal freaks (unicorns & rocs); then there's the 'super-natural' pre-pantheonic entities or forces which have no human traits or weaknesses and are implacably alien (although many traditions describe them as 'fearful'). Some examples of type I are the Greek and Roman pantheons of 'gods' and 'demi-gods', plus the creation myths of native peoples around the world, including the West. An example of type II might be the Green Man legend: www.perceptions.couk.com/green-man-search.html found in different societies around the world and often adopted into (and revered by) later cultures and religions while retaining an aura of cold and unknowable non-humanity. That clear contrast, plus the videos I'd been watching, gave an impetus (just before falling asleep) to make an examination of the 'Alien Rulers hypotheses' (a la Charles Fort and many others) with prospects of perhaps two solutions: i) that all our myths and legends of gods, heroes (and hero- animals) are based on human-type people and their doings in the distant past - elaborated and amplified by the passage of time (lost civilizations etc.) and by the relaying from culture to culture (maybe exampled by inner-earth and ultra-terrestrial theories to explain the UFO phenomenom, and/or by a Morlock/Eloi split in the humanoid family - see: www.perceptions.couk.com/authority4.html or ii) that, as Fort suggested, the Earth has been visited by various (perhaps many) different 'alien' races with vastly higher technological abilities than us, and that there's been competition among them for 'ownership' of Earth (either of its people and animal life or just of basic resources), and that one of these groups now has domination - see: www.perceptions.couk.com/authority.html#ancient Even so there's a further question or dichotomy: Are the putative ETs organic (or robotic) or energy-pattern based? That was partially addressed at: http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2004/mar/m03-032.shtml - responses to Larry Hatch and Mary Chapman. n.b. sites' updates have changed the quoted URLs into: www.perceptions.couk.com/uef/friend-foe.html www.ufoupdateslist.com/2004/feb/m16-017.shtml www.ufoupdateslist.com/2004/feb/m17-037.shtml Maybe could be inclined, along with Vallee and Hynek (apparently) to go along with the energy-pattern 'trickster' hypothesis - it would certainly explain a great deal that at present is unexplainable and a stumbling-block to Ufologists. But if it's true then remember the caveat - that it "could be affecting everybody - everywhere". Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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