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Decoding Maori Cosmology
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Acknowledgments

1 Introduction to the Maori

2 Historical Overview of the Esoteric Tradition

3 Deities of the Maori Pantheon

4 Parallels to Dogon Cosmology

5 Mythic Themes of Maori Cosmology

6 Pre-Buddhist and Hindu Influences on Maori Religion

7 Echoes of Gobekli Tepe among the Maori

8 Maori and Tamil Word Correlations

9 Evidence of the Sakti Cult in Maori Culture

10 Symbolic Aspects of Ganesha in Maori Cosmology

11 Ancient Egyptian Word Correlations to the Maori

12 Yah and Maori Concepts of Creation from Light

13 Foundational Philosophies in Maori Cosmology

14 Maori References to the Field of Arou

15 The Wharekura, or School of Reeds

16 Maori Concepts of the Priesthood and Sacred Spots

17 Maori Myth of the Overturning of the Earth Mother

18 Tracks of the Peti and the Papae in New Zealand

19 Symbolism of the Seven Mythic Canoes of the Maori

20 The Sacrifice of the Nummo

21 Putting the Maori References in Context

Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Laird Scranton is the author of a series of books on ancient cosmology and language, including The Science of the Dogon, Point of Origin, and China's Cosmological Prehistory. He has presented at conferences throughout the United States and is a frequent guest on Red Ice Radio and Coast to Coast AM. He lives in Albany, New York.

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"Decoding Maori Cosmology is sure to be controversial. Its major premise claims that an archaic, matriarchal tradition, or great Mother Goddess culture, gave birth to parallel mythological systems all across the globe after 10,000 BCE. Continuing his series that researches the evidence for cultural diffusion, Laird Scranton uses comparative linguistics as well as corresponding cosmologies, concepts, architectures, and artifacts in order to link the Maori of New Zealand with Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, the Sakti Cult of Tamil India, dynastic and predynastic Egypt, Skara Brae in Northern Scotland, the Dogon tribe of Mali, and the Buddhism of Tibet and elsewhere. In addition, he clearly and skillfully demonstrates how these diverse peoples of long ago fully understood the fundamental principles of quantum physics and string theory. This book is an essential piece of the puzzle showing the true picture of our ancient past." * Gary A. David, author of Journey of the Serpent People *
"With every book Laird Scranton writes, he take us deeper into understanding our origin and ourselves. Using his solid foundation of Dogon, Egyptian, Chinese, and Scottish cultures he again displays to the reader the complexities inherent in ancient civilizations and provides additional insights into our obscured past. Laird continues to broaden our understanding of the advanced technical concepts that are fundamental to world myths, concepts so advanced that we are only rediscovering many of them today. He suggests that there is an archaic connection between these diverse cultures, with the ancient cosmology of the Maori of New Zealand further validating this interconnected web of language, culture, science, and tradition. Decoding Maori Cosmology presents intriguing correlations and compelling arguments that cause you to stop and think." * Rita Louise, Ph.D., coauthor of The E.T. Chronicles *

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