Old Dillard Museum Study Group

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Old Dillard Museum
1009 NW 4th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Reading and reviewing "The Pale Fox" by M. Griaule and G. Dieterlen

 

This is an important book in Dogon studies, because it was written by two of the pioneering anthropologists in the field. In the 1930s an eccentric French ethnologist named Marcel Griaule arrived in what was then the French Sudan (modern Mali) intent on proving that the Africans were not ignorant savages with simplistic beliefs but sophisticated thinkers capable of great insights into science and philosophy and moreover that they were even the true originators of many of the mystical beliefs of the West, including the astrological Zodiac. It should not seem very ironic that he found precisely what he set out to find. His first test subjects were the Dogon people and sure enough he 'discovered' that they had a remarkable knowledge of the universe, including extensive familiarity with the Big Bang, atomic theory, the nature of galaxy formation, and many other secrets of the Solar System, including the ring of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter.

Call 561-731-4422 for copies of the book.

 

Old Dillard Museum

1009 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33311

6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM

Conversations with Ogotemm Li: An Introduction to Dogon Religious Ideas Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780195198218
Availability: Special Order
Published: International African Institute - November 6th, 1975

The Science of the Dogon: Decoding the African Mystery Tradition Cover Image
By Laird Scranton, John Anthony West (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781594771330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inner Traditions International - October 2006

Sacred Symbols of the Dogon: The Key to Advanced Science in the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Cover Image
By Laird Scranton, John Anthony West (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781594771347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inner Traditions International - October 12th, 2007

The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol: From the Dogon and Ancient Egypt to India, Tibet, and China Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781594773761
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inner Traditions International - September 24th, 2010

 

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