Thank you to Alex Tsakiris for having me over to Skeptiko: Science at the Tipping Point for a conversation about Star Myths and humanity's ancient past.
Skeptiko takes its name from the ancient Greek philosophical school which held that everything should be questioned and that certainty and dogma often function as a dangerous trap or mental prison (according to some traditions, the school was influenced by contact with the sadhus of ancient India). The Skeptiko website proclaims its ambition to:
Follow the data . . . wherever it leads. Explore the possibility that science-as-we-know-it might be at a tipping point. Engage the top thinkers in pointed discussions about the questions that matter most. Treat all guests with respect.
These are worthwhile goals, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to engage in "pointed discussion about the questions that matter most."
Alex skillfully guided the conversation in a direction that examined some aspects of the Star Myth theory that do not always come up in other interviews on the subject -- I hope you will find it to be thought-provoking and enjoyable, as I did.
Here is a link to listen to the interview in your browser.
Here is a link you can use to download the interview file (you can "right-click" or "control-click" and then select "download linked file as . . . " in order to save the file to a folder and then transfer it to a device such as an iPod or other mp3 player).
In the future, the interview may also appear on YouTube; if so, I will link to that video here as well.
Also, there are a series of images referred to during our conversation, beginning at about 55:00 into the discussion. Those images are shown below (at the bottom of this post).
The following are some links to further reading about some of the subjects discussed in this interview, for those interested:
- The paradigm-shifting constellation-outlining system of H. A. Rey.
- The "dining-room table" mental model for understanding the rotation of the constellations throughout the year.
- The fundamentals of the language of the worldwide system of celestial metaphor which can be shown to form the basis of virtually all of the world's ancient myths, scriptures and sacred stories.
- The crucial concept of your Higher Self, found in many myths around the world, and its relation to practices such as meditation (and to the message of the Bhagavad Gita).
- Some of the important ramifications of the discovery of Gobekli Tepe.
- Evidence that the constellation system used by the world's myths is extremely ancient, contrary to the assertions of some naysayers and "debunkers."
- Extensive evidence that the current conventional paradigm of humanity's ancient history is gravely flawed.
- Evidence in the world's myths for a lost ancient civilization.
- The evidence that an ancient cataclysm or catastrophe may have played an important role in the destruction of much or all of that lost ancient civilization (or civilizations).
- Evidence of an ancient conspiracy in the works of Josephus.
- Sample content from the books published so far in the Star Myths of the Worldseries, as well as my other publications.
- Exploration of selected Star Myths from around the world.
This interview was recorded on December 08, 2016.
Images used in the interview for reference (this part of the discussion begins at about 55:00 into the conversation):