David Talbott - The Electric Universe & The Saturn Myth
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January 3, 2014
David Talbott is a comparative mythologist whose work offers a radical new vantage point on the origin of ancient cultural themes and symbols. He is the author of The Saturn Myth and co-author with Wallace Thornhill of Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe. David is the founder and director of The Thunderbolts Project. In the first hour, we return to the Thunderbolts Project and recap its prime mission, to explore the Electric Universe paradigm. David discusses elements of the electric universe such as the sun, the magnetic field and comets. We'll also talk about David's inspiration, Worlds in Collision written by Immanuel Velikovsky. The ancient record shows points in the sky that cross reference between cultures to reconstruct our past. In the member's hour, we continue on the nature of electricity. We also discuss symbols of Saturn. Talbott argues that the "Great God" or "Universal Monarch" of the ancients was not the sun, but Saturn, which once hung ominously close to the earth, and visually dominated the heavens. The first religious symbols were symbols of Saturn. Saturn's appearance at the time, radically different from today, inspired man's leap into civilization. Later, we discuss more celestial symbolism, mythology and cultural agreements.