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Friday, March 03, 2006

Neanderthals

Came across this book on Amazon today, "The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals: Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom".
•Traces the power of long-held beliefs and superstitions to the influence of Neanderthal lunar and dream-based traditions
•Offers a compelling vision of a unified humanity that can benefit from the gifts of both its Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon ancestors
•Provides evidence that direct descendants of the Neanderthal race may still be alive in Central Asia

Looks interesting. I especially am intrigued by the superstition part: "A number of long-standing beliefs and superstitions show how the ideas that dominated the lives of our ancestors still have a powerful influence on us today. The disturbing power attributed to the number thirteen, the positive influence of the number seven, and the comfort offered by the admonition “knock wood” all reveal the enduring presence of our most ancient ancestors: the Neanderthals."

The book also discusses the dichotomy of the lunar-based Neanderthals and solar-based Cro-Magnon. Funny how earlier today I was thinking about the biggest conflict on the globe today--McWorld vs. Jihad--in terms of the "Son" worshippers versus the Allah moon-god cult.

1 Comments:

Blogger X. Dell said...

I'm sure you're aware of the Nordberg study that strongly suggests that homo neanderthalis was not a parent race for us. We share no mitochondrial DNA.

Some, however, suspect that nuclear DNA might prove physical ancestry:

(http://www.asa3.org/archive/asa/199911/0172.html)

Whether physically related or not, I agree that our direct ancestors must have had some contact with Neanderthals, and it's certainly not out of the question whether or not they influenced our culture.

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