Day of the Fish by Shannon Dorey
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In Day of the Fish Dorey associates the symbols found in the Dogon religion with the symbols found in the cultures of Northern Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Americas. Dorey also compares the Dogon religion with what is known of the religion of the Jomon people of Japan, who were Mesolithic-Neolithic hunters and gatherers in about 14,000 to 300 BCE.
By using Dogon symbols, Dorey has been able to connect these various ancient cultures to a religion that Dorey believes is very close to the Celtic religion, and which once spanned the Earth. This ancient religion also appears at the 12,000 year old Gobekli Tepe in Turkey and in Australia in the image of the Rainbow Serpent. Dorey believes that it is so ancient that it existed in Africa before humans migrated to other areas of the globe.
Although the Nummo were self-fertilizing hermaphrodites, they were identified with the sacred feminine. They were symbolized by a cow and the sun, both symbols which appear in ancient Egyptian mythology in association with the goddesses Isis and Hathor.
Below is the Table of Contents to give the reader an idea of the subjects covered in Day of the Fish.
|Introduction||The First Religion||1|
|4.||The Eight Ancestors||58|
|6.||Sacrifice and Resurrection||85|
|7.||Amma and the Sorrowful Christ||101|
|8.||Twenty Two Articulations||110|
|9.||Twins and Cowries||124|
|11.||Checkerboards and Nets||154|
|12.||Hands and Feet||168|
|13.||The Thieving Jackal||183|
|14.||The Earth's Womb||212|
|15||Mistletoe, Lightning and Castration||237|
|16.||The Great Bear||250|
|17.||The Fire Ceremonies||260|
|18.||The World's Northern Isles||276|
|19.||The Witch's Hammer||282|
|20.||Hanging from the Tree of Life||295|
|21.||Hearts and Regeneration||315|
|22.||Dana and the Tuatha dé Danaan||325|
This is Dorey's third book on the Dogon religion with this latest revision being printed in 2017. Her first book The Master (Mistress) Of Speech was published in 2002 and has been updated several times, with the last one being in 2018. Her second book is The Nummo, first published in 2004 and updated in 2019. Her fourth book is The Rose published in 2016.
Read more about the Nummo and the goddess religion in Day of the Fish.