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1 Kim H. Veltman Lines, Knots and Dragons: Astronomy as a Key to Cross Cultural Mythology Congresso Internazionale Rieti May 2006

2 Aby Warburg Das Nachleben der Antike Das Vorleben der Antike

3 Microcosm-Macrocosm

4 Ida (Female, Dark) and Pingala (Male, Light) and Shushumna www.trigono.com/calendario_celtico/ concetti_di_base.htm

5 Kundalini Yoga (7 Chakras) www.beyondtheveil.net/ meditation.html www.paranormal.de/kundalini/ historisch/indien1.htm

6 Siberian World Tree and Energy Points users.lmi.net/maxdashu/ shamanic/shaman_sanc.html www.erm.ee/?node=191 www.theo.tu-cottbus.de/.../Barabanov.htm home.earthlink.net/ ~asatru/symbols/symbols12.html

7 Dog Palette, Louvre, 3200 B.C. Late Nagada II period http://www.louvre.fr/anglais/collec/ae/e11052/ae_f.htm

8 Milky Way in Sagittarius as World Tree http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=433895944&item=390696

9 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

10 Nut and Night and Day http://www.anthonykosky.com/Egypt/papyrus.html

11 Nut and key constellations members.surfeu.fi/ robin.cook/religion.htm

12 Sarcophagus http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~catshaman/14Egyptian/04Egyptian3.htm Spring Equinox 21 March

13 -. r L,.. 1’ Female as Path of the Zodiac in Celestial Planisphere www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

14 -. r L,.. 1’ Female as Path of the Zodiac in Celestial Planisphere. Cf. Yin-Yang www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/ pere.20megsfree.com/ linux/lletters/

15 Zodiac as a Reversed S.

16 -. r L,.. 1’ Male as Equator in Celestial Planisphere www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htmww.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

17 -. r L,.. 1’ Male as Equator in Celestial Planisphere www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htmww.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

18 Sumer hanskrause.de/ HKHPE/hkhpe_43_01.htm

19 Male and Females Lines to Triangle and Hexagon

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22 ..... Min Palette http://xoomer.virgilio.it/francescoraf/hesyra/palettes.htm

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24 Seal of Solomon and the Seal of Vishnu in the Anahata Chakra.

25 Male and Females Lines to Trigram and Hexagram in I Ching

26 Male and Female Male = Vertical Female = Horizontal

27 Male and Female Male = Vertical Female = Horizontal

28 Male and Female Male Female Dark Light Moon Sun

29 Male and Female Male Female Dark Light Moon Sun

30 Male and Female Male Light 21 June Summer Solstice Female Dark 21 December Winter Solstice

31 Male and Female Spring Equinox 21 March Autumnal Equinox 21 September

32 I Ching Sequence of Earlier Heaven www.terrencepayne.net/

33 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

34 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

35 To indicate the heavens above a hemisphere is added. This is also linked with the world egg and new birth.

36 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

37 India. China and Egypt

38 The Chinese hexagrams, the Indian Tattwa and the Djed with its Ankh are variants of the same story.

39 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

40 Irmunsul and Babylonian Tree of Life as a Palm www.antiqillum.com/ texts/bg/Rose_Croix/RC008.htm

41 Knots in the Sky

42 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

43 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

44 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

45 Nomes of Lower Egypt:17. Taurus - Aldebaran, Zm³-bhdt, "united Behedet". The united element refers to the crossing of the ecliptic and the celestial equator. http://www.tauta.net/ancientegypt/2004_05_01_ancientegyptarchive.htm

46 Al Rischa: The Knot, the Cord, The Node associated with Swallow’s Tail Autumn Sky (October 22 to January 22) D:\WINNT40\Profiles\Demo\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\S56N8TQR\map-3[1].jpg

47 Festival of the Beautiful Reunion at Behedet http://www.hethert.org/reunion.htm

48 Nile Fuxi and Cang Jin founders of Chinese Civilization 3332 bc exodus2006.com/ nomocode.htm www.crystalinks.com/ nibiru.html

49 Harihara Temple 2, Osian, Detail: nagas bow in submission www.art-and-archaeology.com/ india/osian/osi8.html

50 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

51 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

52 Lakshmi http://www.courses.rochester.edu/muller-ortega/rel249/lakshmi/Lakshmi_ArtRep.html

53 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

54 Ecliptic as a Snake www.alchemylab.com/ ouroboros.htm www.esoterica.gr/articles/sciences/ quantic/quantic.htm

55 Lakshmi (Laxmi) www.viswaguru.com/ visn.htm

56 Horse and Ouroboros, Ur iraqipages.com/iraq_ mesopotamia/ancient.htm http://iraqipages.com/iraq_mesopotamia/1/Rein%20ring%20of%20gold%20and%20silver%20From% 20Ur,%20southern%20Iraq,%20about%202600-2400%20BC.jpg

57 Knot of Dissolution from Life Buddhism

58 Celestial Planisphere with Path of Zodiac www.tahoeposters.com/ nature.htm www.auralia.com/mapas/pages/

59 Infinite Knot of Buddhism www.hindubooks.org/.../ freegraphics.html http://www.hitherandyononline.com/Hemp/hemp.htm www.12stepmiracles.com/ jewelry/jf557.htm

60 navel Aquarius and Aries: Khumba, Fishes and Knot. Once in 12 years (= cycle of Jupiter) when Jupiter = Aquarius and when Sun = Aries there is Khumbu Mela. http://www.astronet.ru:8105/db/msg/1190041

61 Ashtamangala (8 auspicious symbols) or Tashi Tagey as combined symbol http://www.inspired-mind.com/images/8signs_s.jpg

62 Intertwined Dragons looking almost like dolphins. Pl. IV A talismanic bowl, Toronto Museum (after Ittig 1982: pl.VII, a) Arcangela Santoro http://www.transoxiana.org/Eran/Articles/santoro.html

63 Knot as Dragons

64 Knot of Infinity Pl. III Two intertwined dragons from Qal'eh- i Yazdigird ( after Keall 1977: pl. III, b) Arcangela Santoro http://www.transoxiana.org/Eran/Articles/santoro.html

65 Intertwined Dragons Pl. III Two intertwined dragons from Qal'eh- i Yazdigird ( after Keall 1977: pl. III, b) Arcangela Santoro http://www.transoxiana.org/Eran/Articles/santoro.html

66 Intertwined Dragons Pl. I Two intertwined dragons from Pendzikent, Pendzikent Museum Arcangela Santoro http://www.transoxiana.org/Eran/Articles/santoro.html

67 Intertwined Dragons Pl. II Two intertwined dragons from Gandhara ( after Kurita 1990: fig.716) Arcangela Santoro http://www.transoxiana.org/Eran/Articles/santoro.html

68 Intertwined Dragons Pl. II Two intertwined dragons from Gandhara ( after Kurita 1990: fig.716) Arcangela Santoro http://www.transoxiana.org/Eran/Articles/santoro.html

69 Filarete, Ospedale, now Statale

70 Caduceus www.crystalinks.com/ caduceus.html

71 ..... Tree of Life and Cross www.agopuntura.org/.../ Dicembre_1997.htm

72 Talisman Gate, Baghdad http://perso.wanadoo.fr/kurdistannameh/art/dragon/art_dragon_art.htm

73 Capital of St. Giovanni in Borgo, Pavia. Musei Civici, 12th c. http://www.thais.it/scultura/anonimo.htm

74 Cernunnos http://tattoos.awenpress.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=47

75 Dragons, Kurdistan http://perso.wanadoo.fr/kurdistannameh/art/dragon/art_dragon_art.htm


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