The Natural Genesis (Two Volumes in One)

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Cosimo, Inc., Dec 1, 2011 - History - 1108 pages
Egyptologist Gerald Massey challenged readers in A Book of the Beginnings to consider the argument that Egypt was the birthplace of civilization and that the widespread monotheistic vision of man and the metaphysical was, in fact, based on ancient Egyptian mythos. In The Natural Genesis, presented here in an omnibus edition, Massey delivers a sequel, delving deeper into his compelling polemic. In Volume I, he offers a more intellectual, fine-tuned analysis of the development of society out of Egypt. From the simplest signs (numbers, the cross) to the grandest archetypes (darkness, the mother figure), Massey carefully and confidently lays the cultural and psychosocial bricks of evolutionism. Volume II provides detailed discourse on the Egyptian origin of the delicate components of the monotheistic creed. With his agile prose, Massey leads an adventurous examination of the epistemology of astronomy, time, and Christology-and what it all means for human culture. 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 The Book of the Beginnings, The Natural Genesis, and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.
 

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Contents

Origin of Language in GestureSigns and Involuntary SoundsRudimentary
29
SECTION l
67
SECTION VI
292
Darkness the first Adversary Deluder or Devil typified as the SerpentThe
370
SECTION VII
456
Mythology the Mirror of Prehistoric SociologyPriority of the Motherhood
552
SECTION IX
1
Physical BeginningsKnowledge kept Concealed on Account of its lrimitiveness
58
SECTION ll
93
Gods as Intelligencers in TimeThe True GodsKeepers of the Covenant
170
SECTION lll
171
Beginning with Bifurcation Demonstrated by Digital ReckoningThe Hand
234
SECTION XIII
378
PreChristian ChristologyPersian RevelationEnd of the Great YearFulfil
503
INDEX
521
Assyrian Deluge LegendThe Deluge of TimeEnd of a Period not of a World
524

Modes of identifying Time by various Seasons and keeping them as Festivals
86
Astronomical Nature of MythologyMystery of the Seven StarsCreation
92

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