Day of the Fish by Shannon Dorey
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In Day of the Fish Dorey's research associates Dogon symbols with the symbols found in the goddess religion of the Celtic cultures of Northern Europe and the United Kingdom. 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. She also refers to the Australian Rainbow Serpent as relating to the Nummo, since the Nummo were described by the Dogon as being Rainbow Serpents.
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 Isis and Hathor. By using the Dogon religion, Dorey has been able to connect these various ancient cultures to a religion that Dorey believes once spanned the Earth. It is a very old religion that appears at the 12,000 year old Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. Dorey believes that it existed in Africa before humans migrated to other areas of the globe.
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|
|3.||The Eight Ancestors||35|
|5.||Sacrifice and Resurrection||65|
|6.||Amma and the Sorrowful Christ||82|
|7.||Twenty Two Articulations||91|
|8.||Twins and Cowries||104|
|10.||Checkerboards and Nets||133|
|11.||Hands and Feet||148|
|12.||The Thieving Jackal||163|
|13.||The Earth's Womb||184|
|14||Mistletoe, Lightning and Castration||202|
|15.||The Great Bear||213|
|16.||The Fire Ceremonies||221|
|17.||The World's Northern Isles||238|
|18.||The Witch's Hammer||244|
|19.||Hanging from the Tree of Life||257|
|20.||Hearts and Stolen Fire||277|
|21.||Dana and the Tuatha dé Danaan||287|
This is Dorey's third book on the Dogon religion. The first, The Master Of Speech was published in 2002 and has been updated several times, with the last one being in 2013.
Read more about the Nummo and the goddess religion in Day of the Fish.