Viral Mythology reveals:
From the great myths of the Greek, Roman, and Norse to the texts of the world's major religions, from folklore and fairy tales of old to sacred edifices and monuments, from cave paintings to the mysterious symbology of the Tarot, Viral Mythology uncovers the information highway of the past, and explores how it affects the more modern methods of communication today.
It all began once upon a time....
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About the Author
Marie D. Jones has an extensive background in metaphysics, cutting edge science and the paranormal. She currently serves as a Consultant and Director of Special Projects for ARPAST, the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team, where she works with ARPAST President and co-author Larry Flaxman to develop theories that can tested in the field. Marie has been featured on the History Channel's "Nostradamus Effect" series, and served as a special UFO/abduction consultant for the 2009 Universal Pictures science fiction movie, "The Fourth Kind."
Larry Flaxman has been actively involved in paranormal research and hands-on field investigation for over thirteen years, and melds his technical, scientific, and investigative backgrounds together for no-nonsense, scientifically objective explanations regarding a variety of anomalous phenomena. He is the President and Senior Researcher of ARPAST, the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team, which he founded in February of 2007. Larry is also active in the development of cutting edge custom designed equipment for use in the field investigating environmental effects and anomalies that may contribute to our understanding of the paranormal.
Table of Contents
Foreword Heather Lynn, PhD 9
Introduction: Going Viral 23
Chapter 1 Information, Please: How We Spread It, How We Get It 27
Chapter 2 Every Picture Tells a Story (Don't It?): Image, Art, and Symbol 79
Chapter 3 Of Gods and Goddesses: The Rise of the Written Word 117
Chapter 4 Once Upon a Time: Story, Lore, and Legend 147
Chapter 5 Archeoenigmas: Things Out of Time and Place 147
Chapter 6 Hidden Wisdom, Secret Truths 169
Chapter 7 Outsourced: Ancient Aliens, invisible Fields, and Other Outside Information Sources 199
Chapter 8 The Stories of Our Lives: How Today's Ideas Will Become Tomorrow's Viral Mythology 219
About the Authors 253
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Marie Jones and Larry Flaxman will make you think, yet again. From ancient pyramids and the Baghdad Battery to "Sharknado" and social networking, they dive into how information is and is not passed onand how that affects society at the time and for the future. "Everything we engage in as a society, as human beings, locally or globally, gets embeded and encoded as pieces of historical puzzle for someoe to put together one day." So true! They make you contemplate that next status you put up on facebook, photo you put on instagram or just how the pyramids were built. A great book for those interested in history, alternative history, sociology or just those who are curious.