UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2011 > Aug > Aug 3

Re: Could Mythology Explain The UFO Phenomenon?

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:21:53 +0000
Archived: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 04:57:27 -0400
Subject: Re: Could Mythology Explain The UFO Phenomenon?


>From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas <socex.ufobras.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:01:45 -0300
>Subject: Could Mythology Explain The UFO Phenomenon?

>Could Mythology Explain The UFO Phenomenon?

>A reflection on the way

>Carlos Reis

<snip>

>While agreeing with Vallee =96 "The more light projected on the
>phenomenon, the more we will be creating shadow zones", prefer
>to adopt a bolder spirit and fulfill an old desire to Campbell:
>"To my knowledge, nobody has tried to set up a single frame in
>the new perspectives we open fields compared symbolism,
>religion, mythology and philosophy, using the modern knowledge".
>When we find parallels and similarities between the myths and
>indisputable UFO phenomenon at the origin, structure, form,
>aesthetics, symbolism and expression, gave life to the dream of
>Campbell, opening new possibilities. Is discharging a debt with
>us and we cherish the UFO.

>Undertaken, then the task of performing an extensive comparative
>study between the two in Reflexoes sobre uma Mitopoetica
>(LivroPronto, p. 150, 2011), work to be released soon. The
>synthetic approach does not compromise the plight of the
>analysis, because name is guided by the first magnitude in
>literary and academic scene, besides those already mentioned,
>Zygmunt Bauman, Ernst Cassirer, Levi-Strauss, Jung, Gilbert
>Durand, Lacan, Brazilians Marilena Chau=ED Regis de Morais,
>Antonio Novaski, Constanca Cesar and many others lent their
>knowledge, providing a multifaceted examination and multiplier.
>Our objective, finally, was inspired by Antonio Candido, one of
>the most respected literary critics of today (paraphrased):
>"Fertilize the academic essay with the specificity of the UFO
>story, and at the same time, enrich the critical view of the
>facts from university education".

>E-mail: carlos.reis.nul


Thanks, Eustaquio for sharing this article.

Having read all the authors cited in the article, and have
thought about the role of mythology as a basis for approaching a
solution to the UFO phenomenon. Myths are a part of an
individuals worldview whether it is acknowledged by the
individual or not.

Thanks also to Carlos Reis for presenting his opinion.


KK



Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast

At:

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/

These contents above are copyright of the author and
UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced
without the express permission of both parties and
are intended for educational use only.

[ Next Message | Previous Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |

UFO UpDates Main Index

UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp


Archive programming by Glenn Campbell at Glenn-Campbell.com