An Introduction to Cosmism Paradigms
A shift is happening within multiple disciplines. This shift in the way we perceive these disciplines is necessary in order for them to progress any farther. We have been stuck for decades in the old paradigm.
A scientific paradigm shift
In the beginning, science had two Choices: Catastrophism - sudden change on the Earth, occurring in mere hours, or Gradualism (Uniformitarianism) - slow change over millions of years.
“Catastrophism is the idea that Earth has been affected in the past by sudden, short-lived, violent events, possibly worldwide in scope.
“Catastrophism is the idea that many of Earth’s crustal features (strata layers, erosion, polystrate fossils, etc) formed as a result of past cataclysmic activity. In other words, the Earth’s surface has been scarred by catastrophic natural disasters.”
The dominant paradigm of modern geology is uniformitarianism (also sometimes described as gradualism), in which slow incremental changes, such as erosion, create the Earth's appearance. This view holds that the present is the key to the past, and that all things continue as they were from the beginning of the world."
Orthodox science is antagonistic toward religion, mythology, and philosophy. It is stuck in outdated theories that haven’t progressed much since the days of Einstein.
Cosmism introduces a former age of planetary instability and earthshaking electrical events. It introduces a revolutionary synthesis of historical investigation, and the newly discovered Electric Universe.
David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill claim that cosmic upheaval occurred so recently as to have profoundly affected early human cultures, provoking “incomprehensible” myths, symbols, and commemorative practices. Through a synthesis of ancient testimony, high-energy plasma experiments, and space age discoveries, these two researchers bring the ancient world to life. If their hypothesis is correct, it will surely alter many paths of scientific investigation as well.
Cosmism requires a paradigm shift from gradualism to catastrophism, from an antagonistic ad-hoc scientific paradigm toward religion, mythology, and philosophy to an inclusive scientific paradigm that allows all theories to be considered.
An historical paradigm shift
The Cosmism paradigm changes everything you thought you knew about ancient, pre-historical times and how much ancient mythology we have carried into modern times and religious thinking. It reconstructs the archaeological record showing the huge impact that world scale catastrophes had on both geology, and all life on Earth. It also reconstructs a cosmic drama when planets hung in the sky close to the earth - an epoch of celestial wonder giving rise to time-honored symbols.
These were celestial spectacles and earth-shaking events once remembered around the world. Archaic symbols of these events still surround us, some as icons of the world’s great religions, though the origins of the symbols appear to be lost in obscurity.
Cultural history seems fragmented and contradictory. But there are also levels of deep agreement between the cultures. These “archetypes” allow for a radical reinterpretation of both human and planetary history. Competing regional symbols are aspects of “one story told around the world,” a story both awe inspiring and terrifying. This new paradigm of our history discovers many of the missing fragments to our current historical model.
Perhaps the most compelling discovery comes from the sciences. Independent investigation over the past few decades has confirmed that the celestial formations reconstructed from historical evidence, precisely match the behavior of electric discharge in the plasma laboratory and in remote space. A convergence of historical evidence and plasma science has occurred. The converging research points to planetary instability and intense electrical events in ancient times. A challenge to some of the most cherished assumptions in today’s theoretical sciences.
Cosmism takes an in-depth look at origins of our symbolic archetypes, and offers new answers to questions about the role of the planet gods in pre-historical times. Why did every ancient civilization celebrate a former "Age of the Gods", an age claimed to have ended in earth threatening disaster? What was meant by the lost "Golden Age?" Why did ancient sky worshipers refer to Saturn as "the sun?" Why was Venus worshiped as the "Mother Goddess?" And why did both Old and New World astronomers celebrate the planet Mars as a great warrior whose battles shook the heavens? And a thousand other intriguing "Whys".
Comparative mythologist David Talbott has devoted much of his life to identifying the "archetypes" or common mythic themes of cultures around the world. His research has been the primary catalyst behind the "Saturn theory." Founder and publisher of the ten-issue Pensee magazine series "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered," he is the author of The Saturn Myth (Doubleday, 1980) and the founder of AEON: A Journal of Myth and Science. He is the director of Thunderbolts.info and co-author (with Wallace Thornhill) of Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe.
A mental paradigm shift
There is a theory that humans have blocked out the Doomsday events or world wide catastrophes that have struck planet Earth a number of times in our history.
But how could such massive physical events be forgotten by nearly everyone?
Some say that the spoken mythology and imagery handed down or left by ancient civilizations do record those world ending, sky falling on our heads events.
We are taught past events through a certain paradigm. Man recorded these events using what we today call mythological stories. Eventually these stories were written off as fairy tales by orthodox science. Today they are completely ignored by all except comparative mythologists.
We must return to a correct knowledge of past events. But the mind is a powerful thing, and to reconstruct these events is very uncomfortable. Our cognitive dissonance kicks in re-triggering the reason for our collective amnesia of these events. If these terrifying catastrophic events happened in the past, surely they could happen again in the future.
A major paradigm shift is required in order to unlock these treasures of knowledge, providing us with a correct knowledge of man's past. This is a new paradigm where cosmology and psychology come together, understanding Man's collective amnesia in order to reconstruct the true history of Man's past, the Earth's past and the history of our solar system. To know and understand the history of our past is to understand future events.
A spiritual paradigm shift
Elder Orson Pratt’s Opinion Reflects the Attitude of Early Church Leaders
He was a scientist, scholar, astronomer and mathematician who explicitly expressed his preference for Catastrophism over Gradualism or Uniformity. His concept may be indicative of Joseph Smith’s beliefs and teachings as well.
“Many geological speculations have been put forth to account for the great changes that have happened in the surface strata of the earth. But it is not our intention to examine the probability or improbability of those conjectures; but merely to give some few facts from divine revelation to show that the present geological conditions of our globe, are not, in their general characteristics, the result of slow and gradual changes [Gradualism]; but the effects of sudden convulsions and catastrophes [Catastrophism] under the control and superintendence of the All-powerful Being who formed all things.” (The Seer, Vol. II, No. 4, April, 1854.)
Orthodox science is antagonistic toward religion. It rejects myths and scripture as fanciful inventions. And it denies historicity of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. It stubbornly embraces gradualism and natural selection (evolution). It invents ad hoc theories to explain anomalous phenomena.
Catastrophism has everything to do with religion. It accepts myths and cultural traditions as eyewitness accounts of the past. It recognizes the historicity of Old Testament accounts. It gives meaning to ancient symbolism and metaphor. It explains temple symbolism. It aids in understanding otherwise peculiar statements made by Joseph Smith.
Catastrophism alone provides a scientific framework, based in the best and latest research data, that also supports concepts presented in scripture and revealed in the restored gospel.
Through a Cosmism paradigm we find a scientific basis for scriptural events and conditions. We discover an elaborate system of icons and verbal or written imagery common to all ancient civilizations. And we learn the catastrophe-based symbolism of prophetic language.
Joseph Smith was a catastrophist
“… then will appear one grand sign of the Son of Man in heaven. But what will the world do? They will say it is a planet, a comet, &c.”
(History of the Church, Vol. 5.)
“When these stars return to the place where they were taken from, it will cause the earth to reel to and fro. Not that the planets will come squarely against each other, in such case both planets would be broken to pieces. But in there rolling motion they will come together where they were taken from which will cause the earth to ‘reel to and fro.’”
(Homer M. Brown quoted Joseph Smith)
The Saints should adopt the catastrophist philosophy, just as their founding prophet did, in order to better understand him, the scriptures, temple symbolism and ritual - the entire restored gospel.
The religious or spiritual course of this study is informed and directed by the views of Joseph Smith. It is based on a novel interpretation of ancient cosmological history. And is not the standard paradigm of ancient history, of prophecy or of the Restored Gospel to which you are accustomed
A major paradigm shift toward the relevance of cosmism, the acceptance of religion and mythology in our science institutions, and that there is to some degree, a highly intelligent designer(s), and engineer(s) involved in at least some of the creations of the universe.
A paradigm shift from the old models used in current Science, Philosophy, Religion, and History, to a new model is required if we are to get answers to the many questions we've been struggling with since the days of Einstein.
1. The paradigm shift defined
2. Two Gospels
3. Earth's ancient skies
4. A New Scientific Paradigm
5. Significant paradigm shifts that changed history
7. The electric paradigm shift
8. The four endowments of a myth
9. A prophetic narrative
10. The principle paradigm shift
11. The planet paradigm shift
12. The imagery paradigm shift
What is the Relevance and Value of this theory?
1. A standard of truth
2. The cosmic bridge
3. World respect
4. Missing pieces
6. Off the main road
7. Excitement and interest
8. Scientific mistakes corrected
9. Questions in psychology and paradigms answered
10. Historical gaps filled in
11. A deeper spiritual connection
12. The value of prophecy
Do changes in geology, astronomy, and biology happen over millions of years, or do they happen suddenly? The gradualism paradigm must be looked at much more closely.
1. Catastrophism and the gospel
2. Catastrophism in depth
3. A new heaven and a new Earth
4. A new history for planet Earth
5. Biological mutation
7. Catastrophism and philosophy
8. Catastrophism and science
9. Carbon dating
11. The Flood
12. Catastrophist articles
Archaeology has yielded countless vital pieces to our puzzle of understanding. There is however some problems with the model modern Archaeologists have created and now refuse to deviate from. Cosmism has identified these problems and will eventually present enough evidence to force Archaeologists to change their current model until it is correct.
1. Creation evidence
2. Geological dating
3. Biological dating
4. The missing link
5. Evidence for the flood
6. Ancient sites
7. Animals of the North
8. Ancient texts
9. Ancient electromagnetic forces in nature
10. The calendar
11. Ancient advanced technology
12. Book of Mormon archaeology
Salvation, as taught by Joseph Smith, is a dynamic process with the acquisition of knowledge at the very foundation.
The principle of knowledge is the principle of salvation. This principle can be comprehended by the faithful and diligent; and everyone that does not obtain knowledge sufficient to be saved will be condemned. The principle of salvation is given us through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Knowledge saves a man; and in the world of spirits no man can be exalted but by knowledge...
1. Knowledge defined
2. The key to salvation
3. Read, study, research
4. Knowledge is authority
5. Receiving knowledge
6. Knowledge is treasure
7. A knowledge of paradigms & principles
8. A knowledge of plasma physics & planetary science
9. A knowledge of things that were
10. A knowledge of prophecy
11. Being, knowing, and doing
12. Knowing vs believing
Somewhere between the infinite reaches of outer space - the Cosmos - and the labyrinthine recesses of the human mind - the Cosmos Within - lie two of Mankind's most profound psychological and emotional creations - Myth and Religion. Together, they have served man's basic need to bridge the known and the unknown, the finite and the immeasurable, the tangible and the intangible.
1. Collective amnesia explained
2. Doomsday anxiety
3. Cognitive dissonance
4. The moon and mood
5. The wars of Gods and men
6. Earth in upheaval
7. Tuning in
8. Fear passed down
10. History lies
11. Science fears
12. Religious fears
Modern Science is an extraordinary tool that has brought mankind solutions to countless problems. However, the Cosmism model exposes its flawed, its fictitious, and its dogmatic, theories, and has proven them to be false.
1. Science has become a religion
2. Anti, dark, and black
3. The gravity problem
4. Its electric stupid
5. The gradualism lie
6. The big bang b.s.
7. Geology carved by thunderbolts
8. The man made climate change scam
9. Carbon dating and rock layers
10. An animal's 6th sense
11. Instant biological alterations
12. No consideration for comparative mythology
It seams that the same old corruption that has always crept into Religion since the beginning of time has again crept into each and every religion practiced today. No, sorry, you're church is not exempt to these flaws. Lets identify them here so to avoid them blinding us from using religion as another powerful tool within the Cosmism model.
1. Belief in fairy tales
2. Justification of evil
3. Corrupt business
4. Question everything
5. Stay in the safety bubble
6. Scientific truth
7. End times fear
9. The fear of God
10. God or nature?
11. The need for works
Psychologist, and psychoanalytical therapist Immanuel Velikovsky analyzes humanity as a whole, stepping into crowd psychology and reopens the case of Worlds in Collision from a totally different point of view. The blatant reactions to his theories (which are still going on today) have not been surprising but are actually inevitable from a psychological perspective - which equally holds for those who have defined our view of the world. A journey through history, religion, mythology and art shows the overall range of the collective trauma and gives us - the patients - a message of extraordinary urgency and importance for the future.
1. Of racial memory
2. Jung's Archetypes
3. To know and not to know
4. Aristotle and Amnesia
6. In fear and trembling
7. Poets and visionaries
8. The age of terror
9. Of the roots of anti-semitism
10. Dreams and hallucinations
11. A chronicle of our time
12. The three giants
The Thunderbolts paradigm introduces the reader to a former age of planetary instability and earthshaking electrical events. It offers a revolutionary synthesis of historical investigation and the Electric Universe. David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill claim that cosmic upheaval occurred so recently as to have profoundly affected early human cultures, provoking “incomprehensible” myths, symbols, and commemorative practices. Through a synthesis of ancient testimony, high-energy plasma experiments, and space age discoveries, the authors bring the ancient world to life. If their hypothesis is correct, it will surely alter many paths of scientific investigation as well.
1. The Cosmic Thunderbolt in Myth and Science
2. Mysteries of the Cosmic Thunderbolt
3. Electric encounters in space
4. The Electric Universe
5. Mystery of the cosmic thunderbolt imagery
6. The Polar configuration paradigm
7. Excerpts from the electric universe
8. The Plasma Physics paradigm
9. The Plasmaglyph paradigm
10. Nicola Tesla
11. The Electric Earth paradigm
12. You are an electric universe
Arguably the most difficult paradigm shift you will make in Cosmism is that of the Saturn paradigm which proposes that ancient myths and tradition describe the planet Saturn as the the dominant celestial body in the sky. The most difficult part of this paradigm shift is accepting the fact that Saturn as well as the other planets were much closer to the Earth in man's ancient past. This paradigm is a major part of the Cosmism model.
1. Electric currents
2. The Cosmic axis pioneers
3. Saturn imagery
4. Introduction to the Saturn Myth
5. The great father
6. The polar sun
7. Saturn's cosmos
8. The holy land
9. The enclosed sun cross
10. The temple, crown, eye, and circular serpent
11. The cosmic mountain
12. The crescent
The current "gravity" paradigm forced on us by modern science states that only gravity can do the dynamic work that binds and separates things like stars, galaxies, and planets to form our Universe. Until we make the shift to a plasma paradigm, we will never answer the many questions we have been asking since the says of Einstein that stifle our ability to leap forward with science. The plasma paradigm states that plasma does the vast majority of the dynamic work of the Universe.
1. The electromagnetic wave spectrum
2. The 5 human senses
3. Let's work together
4. Irreducible complexity
5. The Universal mind
6. God and quantum physics
7. Mind, then matter
9. The brain and the computer
10. So called miracles
11. Our drive for energy
12. The Universe simply explained