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Claude Gétaz

Astromythology (L)

Astromythology (Astrotheology) is the study of the astronomical origins of religion; how gods, goddesses, and devils are personifications of astronomical phenomena such as lunar eclipses, cometary appearances and planetary alignments, Christianity(c), Islam(d), Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Mithraism, and the ancient Egyptian(b) faith systems are examples of religions that have been influenced by astronomical observations. A series of videos on the subject is available on YouTube(a).

In Greek mythology, works such as Hesiod’s Theogony has been identified, by commentators including Immanuel Velikovsky, as a description of spectacular clashes between planetary bodies.

Claude Gétaz, a Swiss researcher, has gone further and claimed that the Atlantis story is an interpretation of celestial events. Alan E. Alford[009] similarly suggests that Plato’s Atlantis story is a recounting of a very ancient and dramatic astronomical event, namely the  explosion of a planetary body, witnessed by humans.

Graham Phillips, in The End of Eden[036], proposes a close encounter with a large comet as the stimulant for the introduction a range of monotheistic religions.

(a1)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lsOJMyM6ZI

(a2)  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11035B5DCBC56CC2

(b) http://www.africaspeaks.com/reasoning/index.php?topic=908.0;wap2

(c) http://infinite712.hubpages.com/hub/Astromythology-in-the-Bible  (offline)

(d) http://answering-islam.org/authors/shamoun/preislamic_allah1.html

Gétaz, Claude

Claude GétazClaude Gétaz is a Swiss researcher who offers a celestial interpretation of the Atlantis story employing astromythology. He contends that Atlantis is the Milky Way and in his words “gods and men were planets, stars or constellations”. His Atlantis views are available in a twenty-page 2009 paper on the Internet, translated from the French(a).

The totality of his work is available in 14 pdf files(b).

(a)

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://astromythologie.blogspirit.com/media/02/00/1110777836.pdf&ei=5XvCTvKWGdCBhQewp9nXDQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=5&sqi=2&ved=0CD4Q7gEwBA&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Claude%2BG%25C3%25A9taz%2522%2Batlantide%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GZEV_enIE442IE442%26biw%3D1067%26bih%3D609%26prmd%3Dimvnsob

*(b) https://www.scribd.com/document/242780255/Claude-Getaz-Quand-les-dieux-et-les-hommes-etaint-des-etoiles-pdf (French)*