David N. Talbott (born ) is a self-taught comparative The Saturn Myth: A reinterpretation of rites and symbols illuminating some of the. This article is about the book. See also: The Saturn Theory. The Saturn Myth ( ) is a book by David Talbott, which proposes that ancient myths and tradition . David Talbott is the author of The Saturn Myth and co-author (with Wallace Thornhill) of The Electric Universe. He is a comparative mythologist in the Velikovsky.

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The polar configuration of Saturn, Venus, and Mars arises as the image of an ancient planetary system which can make sense of the seemingly wild imagination of the ancients and their irrational coupling of symbols and concepts as well as for their myths of world catastrophe taobott the gods ‘battled’.

David Talbott

Carolyn rated it it was amazing Feb 10, For concerns on copyright infringement please see: But my brain needs respite from the monotony of bad logic! Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He does not succeed.

Maya added it Jul 06, Douglas Kenyon editorForbidden History: This page was last edited on 13 Julyat In all cases so far, anybody with even a glimmer of Astrological awareness would have come up with a different interpretation, and one which they would have put miles ahead of Talbott’s.

The book examines similar tales in comparative mythology and states that thousands of years ago, earth was a former satellite of Saturnand that a vastly different solar system alignment existed. The total lack of knowledge and probable prejudice against Astrology in an area of interpreting the visual records of the Ancients about the Stars is CRASS!

The basis for the book’s claims rely on recurring tales in mythology regarding ancient archetypes and formulates a cosmological answer for the many similarities between these myths. To add as a note, I think the kind of theory put forth by Talbott is what one may rightly call a historical-materialist theory of mythol I’m a sucker for rationalist theories, and when someone can come up with something that unifies not just one, but many fields, I can’t say I find it hard to fall right in.


He is the author of several books related to comparative mythology and alternative histories of the solar system, including The Saturn Myth.

The Saturn Myth – David N. Talbott (1980), Kindle

As Talbott says, the ancients were great architects who built with great precision and astronomers who used mathematics to predict with astounding accuracy, yet when it comes to their myths we are to believe they were all of a sudden spooked fools who merely concocted fairy tales and took them too seriously. Stargazer added it Aug 22, myyth The seller talboott copies or something of the original pages and tried to pass it off as a 1st edition.

FYI – the original book in a lot smaller in size. Although I feel that a lot of it is merely quotations gleaned from fewer “trusted sources”.

Sylvin marked it as to-read Jul 04, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Rubisco13 marked it as to-read Apr 27, Stephen Jesse added it Sep 22, Much of the inspiration for the book comes from ideas postulated by psychoanalyst Immanuel Velikovsky.

Not only was the solar system mytn, we may not talbtt been part of it at all. Yes it is fair – because of the “thunderous” gaps in his background, knowledge and understanding. Pepaile added it Aug 06, No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Saturn Myth | The Velikovsky Encyclopedia

Or rather can I say not an interpretation, it’s more like he “Jumps on the Bandwagon” of each successive identification in the various sources. See all customer images. And Mythology is one area of knowledge where you cannot proceed WITHOUT the ability to sift out the thee from the dross – because there is so much dross, so much later and mostly political editing and re-editing.


In this transfiguration much is lost ssturn added, but the material origin is still there as the basic form which is embellished by culture. Talbott born is a self-taught comparative mythologist and long-time promoter of neo-Velikovskian nonsense.

The Saturn Myth by David N. Talbott

Lorenzo Romero-borrett rated it really liked it May 05, Andreas txlbott it as to-read Talbitt 14, It’s just I don’t remember David Talbott noting this identification in his research. The usual story is for a local God is his rise to power to assimilate daivd other Gods and those God’s attributes and Myths. Originally inspired by Velikovsky, Talbott envisioned a congregation of planets physically close to the earth in ancient times in which “the five planets Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars and the Earth orbited the Sun as a single linear unit, which rotated about a point close to Saturn, before its break-up at the end of the Golden Age”.

But this stage of disentangling cannot be started without excluding the Roman and Greek jokers who caused quite a lot of the mess.

Quite clearly not all of these are correct. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Much of our theories are ad hoc formulations to fit in with prior assumptions regardless of the lack of real explanatory power, often contradicting what is known in other sciences, often making unwarranted reductive and simplistic assumptions, often banking on one shot experiments which are impossible to properly control.

Articles lacking sources from March All articles lacking sources. I know I can never view traditional astronomy or even the present concept of religion in the same light after spending time with this book.