The Separation of Heaven and Earth

The Separation of Heaven and Earth

Alster goes on to explain that when Enlil separated heaven and earth, he moved
the Anunna gods to the netherworld to be judges there. He compares this with
the reign of Ouranos in Hesiod's Theogony. Now as to Kramer's interpretation,
with ...

Author: W. Montzka Harold W. Montzka

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426925160

Category: Education

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Unlike today's world religious views, the belief in one Supreme Being was once a widespread phenomenon. In The Separation of Heaven and Earth, author Harold Montzka provides evidence of this contemporary view with new arguments. By studying anthropology and the history of religions, Montzka shows evidence for the belief system of the egalitarian hunters who spread across the globe. In the Near East, the area from the mountains in Turkey to the Persian Gulf, people traded freely without evidence of borders or conflict. Then, social hierarchy became evident in a small area. Shortly after this, a number of hierarchical sites appeared suddenly, and society saw massive buildings, city walls, ethnic divisions, trade to benefit the elites, war, and instability. Developed over forty years, The Separation of Heaven and Earth points out that a single cosmological theme was present in ancient literature as well as recent preliterate hierarchies. The cosmology justifying the elites in hierarchical societies provided for the society by control of nature. Those few groups who have remained egalitarian do not use this cosmology. They are not dependent on the rituals of a social hierarchy; they depend on the providence of their creator.
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Moving Heaven and Earth

Moving Heaven and Earth

Goodison challenges the dualistic mind-body and spirit-matter splits that determine and limit the Western worldview, pointing the way to political responsibility based on spiritual awareness.

Author: Lucy Goodison

Publisher: Pandora Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106014733478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

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The author argues that the West has inherited a divided world view, based on the splitting of mind from body, and spirit from matter; that our language and symbols reflect this division, and we think in pairs of opposites - male/female, white/black, active/passive - in ways which reinforce conformist and often oppressive stereotypes; and that symbols are not god-given, but man-made, and can be changed.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Chinese Recorder

The Chinese Recorder

Therefore the tradition says that Pan - ku separated heaven and earth . ] “ Fan -
ku - sze at the great extreme of time produced heaven and earth , and heaven
and earth produced the four seasons , ” ) or [ The great and the small Light , and
the ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3079823

Category: China

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Many ancients cosmologies regard Heaven and Earth as forming a sphere , the
Earth the lower hemisphere and Heaven the higher . This worldsphere of Heaven
... This also explains the ancient myth of the separation of Heaven and Earth .

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ISBN: UOM:39015033829675

Category: China

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You and the Universe

You and the Universe

The first three stanzas are : After Earth had been moved away from Heaven , After
Heaven had been separated from Earth , After the name of man had been set up ;
After Anu had carried off the Heaven , After Enlil had carried off the Earth ...

Author: John Joseph O'Neill

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3105777

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London

Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London

... chaos to have existed before the separation of the heaven from the earth , and
that the two energies , male and female , were ... of the heavens , while the
grosser particles subsided and precipitated themselves into the sub - adjacent
earth .

Author: Ethnological Society of London

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044042114561

Category: Ethnology

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University Magazine

University Magazine

He separated heaven and earth , or rather kept them apart at first ; but , after a
time , we find their continued separation otherwise provided for . Lofty trees rise
up from the earth , and are the pillars which support the heaven . The father of the
 ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924065770921

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Indological Studies in Honor of W Norman Brown

Indological Studies in Honor of W  Norman Brown

3 The first act of manifestation is the separation of Heaven - and - Earth so that
henceforward they are two entities — with the necessary third entity that
separates the two . This third entity is the active presence itself of the One . It is
the Pillar of ...

Author: American Oriental Society

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000011343575

Category: Indo-Aryan philology

Page: 253

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Categories: Indo-Aryan philology

Genesis and Its Authorship

Genesis and Its Authorship

for connecting the fourth verse with the preceding paragraph , or at least the
words , “ these are the generations of the heavens and the earth . ” The
impossibility of stopping at these words , however , will appear presently , while
against the ...

Author: John Quarry

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:50362370

Category: Bible

Page: 635

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Categories: Bible

The English Historical Review

The English Historical Review

After the separation , then , of the In and the Yo 26 a thing like a reed - shoot is
produced between the separated Heaven and Earth . This becomes a deity , who
is at once provided with two companion deities . Subsequently a succession of ...

Author: Mandell Creighton

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007003267

Category: Electronic journals

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The Six Books of Proclus

   The    Six Books of Proclus

For he calls Earth the first Nymph , and the union of her with Heaven the first
marriage ; since there is no marriage in the ... According to this union , therefore ,
in conjunction with separation , Heaven and Earth produce through their
goodness ...

Author: Proclus

Publisher:

ISBN: NLI:3092159-20

Category: Platonists

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Benares Seen from Within

Benares Seen from Within

With his ' staff , sometimes described as a club , Indra then separated heaven and
earth and released the sun from the waters , thereby creating time and the
seasons and all the basic dualities , such as night and day , male and female .

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015048593845

Category: Vārānasi (India)

Page: 640

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Benares, or Varanasi, is Hinduism's most sacred city, the place where the Buddha commenced his ministry, and arguably the oldest living city in the world. Richard Lannoy combines photography and cultural history in the most massive presentation of this extraordinary city ever attempted.
Categories: Vārānasi (India)

Proceedings of the All India Oriental Conference

Proceedings of the All India Oriental Conference

THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH ' IN THE VEDIC RITUAL By
SADASHIV AMBADAS DANGE , BOMBAY In the Rgveda ( RV ) there are
numerous places to show that the Vedic seers ( and also the people ) believed
that Heaven and ...

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ISBN: PSU:000006853471

Category: Asia

Page: 505

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History Begins at Sumer

History Begins at Sumer

In the eyes of the Sumerian teachers and sages , the major components of the
universe were heaven and earth ; indeed , their term for universe was an - ki , a
compound word meaning " heaven - earth . ” The earth , they thought , was a flat
 ...

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2797054

Category: Sumerians

Page: 347

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The East Face of Helicon

The East Face of Helicon

Babylonian terms , has taken over some motifs from a more ancient story of the
separation of Heaven and Earth . This was a subject by no means foreign to
Sumerian mythology , as we know from the introductions to certain poems . 35 In
at ...

Author: Martin Litchfield West

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040575568

Category: Medical

Page: 662

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Ever since Neolithic times Greek lands lay open to cultural imports from western Asia: agriculture, metal-working, writing, religious institutions, artistic fashions, musical instruments, and much more. Over the last sixty years scholars have become increasingly aware of links connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Canaan, and Israel. Martin Wests's new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing that they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has hitherto been acknowledged. His survey embraces Hesiod, the Homeric epics, the lyric poets, and Aeschylus, and concludes with an illuminating discussion of possible avenues of transmission between the Orient and Greece. He believes that an age has dawned in which Hellenists will no more be able to ignore Near Eastern literature than Latinists can ignore Greek.
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Natural Phenomena

Natural Phenomena

In this vein we explained ( above , 5 ) Anšargal , " Totality of Heaven " , as the
Heaven , distinct from the sky god An who lives ... The separation of Heaven and
Earth in the god lists is a fact , as is the integration of the ancestries of An and
Enlil .

Author: Diederik J. W. Meijer

Publisher: Royal Netherlands Academy of

ISBN: UVA:X002191691

Category: Science

Page: 306

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Paperback. The volume contains twelve papers read at a symposium organized to honour Dr. Maurits van Loon on the occasion of his statutory retirement as Professor of Western Asiatic Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. The subject of Natural Phenomena has, until now, not been dealt with in a comprehensive fashion for the Ancient Near East. The authors approach phenomena such as the moon, the sun, the rainbow, storms, rivers and Nature itself from various points of view: philological, archaeological, art-historical, religious and philosophical. The book presents important new interpretations of Mesopotamian and Hittite Cosmogony, next to new readings of pertinent texts and signs; new explanations of long-known artistic monuments as well as new iconographical material are also found.These essays by prominent scholars will stimulate not only their colleagues and students, but also a wide scala of laymen interested in all aspects of ancient culture
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Bulletin Indian Museum

Bulletin   Indian Museum

Similarly Heaven and Earth , Aditi and Indra were visualized in the vedo -
brāhmaṇic mythology . ... Besides this , the myth of the separation of Heaven and
Earth is a motif , the primitive as well as the civilized peoples have in common , it
 ...

Author: Indian Museum

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ISBN: UCLA:L0082677402

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Acta Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

Acta Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

According to Ámi , at the time of creation the Earth and the sky touched
completely.3 The Creator , by separating Heaven and Earth , attempted to
provide space for the birds , and so He increased fertility . It is not necessary to
prove that Ámi's ...

Author:

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ISBN: UCAL:B3274839

Category: Ethnology

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Twenty seven sermons preached in 1863 by eminent London clergyman and ministers

Twenty seven sermons  preached in 1863  by eminent London clergyman and ministers

He takes away the legal barriers by His death ; filling up the gulf which separated
heaven and earth . 2 . He removes physical barriers by His providential
administration ; filling up the deeps that divide the nations . 3 . He removes the
moral ...

Author: Twenty-seven sermons

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590997963

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Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature

Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature

'Anu took over the Sky and Enlil the Earth'; this refers to a political division of
spheres of influence rather than a cosmic event (Kramer 1944:33–7). The most
elaborate description of the separation of Heaven and Earth occurs in the Enuma
eliš, ...

Author: Dr Gwendolyn Leick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134920747

Category: History

Page: 336

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Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism. It gives an insight into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by examining the oldest preserved written evidence on the subject - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform sources - which were written between the 21st and the 5th centuries B.C. Using these long-neglected and often astonishing data, Gwendolyn Leick is able to anlayse Mesopotamian views of prostitution, love magic and deviant sexual behaviour as well as more general issues of sexuality and gender. This fascinating book sheds light on the sexual culture of one of the earliest literate civilisations.
Categories: History