Sign Language and Mythology as Primitive Modes of Representation

Ignorance of primitive sign-language has been and is a fertile source of false belief. For example, Juvenal asks, "Who does not know what kind of monsters Egypt insanely worships?" (Sat. 15.1.) And having seen or heard of the ...

Sign Language and Mythology as Primitive Modes of Representation

Myth-making Man did not create the Gods in his own image. The primary divinities of Egypt, such as Sut, Sebek, and Shu, three of the earliest, were represented in the likeness of the Hippopotamus, the Crocodile, and the Lion; whilst Hapi was imaged as an Ape, Anup as a Jackal, Ptah as a Beetle, Taht as an Ibis, Seb as a Goose. So it was the Goddesses. They are the likenesses of powers that were super-human, not human.... A huge mistake has hitherto been made in assuming that the Myth-Makers began by fashioning the Nature-Powers in their own human likeness. from Sign Language and Mythology as Primitive Modes of Representation It goes unappreciated by modern Egyptologists, but it is embraced by those who savor the concept of a hidden history of humanity, and those who approach all human knowledge from the perspective of the esoteric. Gerard Massey 's massive Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World first published in 1907 and the crowning achievement of the self-taught scholar redefines the roots of Christianity via Egypt, proposing that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. Here, Cosimo proudly presents Book 1 of Ancient Egypt, in which Massey argues that primitive man found no human agency in the phenomena of the natural world, which led to a woeful misinterpretation of Egyptian hieroglyphics by the Greeks and Romans as well as a misunderstanding of the essence of Egyptian mythology. As a consequence, Massey contends, a deep fount of wisdom of the ancients has been lost, and he goes on to reveal how it can be rediscovered. Peculiar and profound, this work will intrigue and delight readers of history, religion, and mythology. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828 1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.

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Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Gerald Massey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

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Primitive Sign Language
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: ?tharey Daugther of the Diaspora, Betsy Barbosa - Villa
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Gerald Massey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-01 - Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

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Deafness, Gesture and Sign Language in the 18th Century French Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Josef Fulka
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-15 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

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