Symbols of an Alien Sky
- Comparative Mythology Comes of Age
by Dave Smith
October 24, 2009
A review of the just released DVD
"Symbols of an Alien Sky".
Comparative mythology steps out from the shadows with this
provocative video presentation, filled with sweeping visual
images, memories of planetary catastrophe, and spectacular
plasma discharge formations in the skies above ancient witnesses.
Symbols of an Alien Sky DVD
Written and narrated by David Talbott and presented by The
Thunderbolts Project, this 78 minute DVD is just the first
in an envisioned three-part series. But it will keep you
captivated from start to finish.
Symbols is everything it promises and more. Taken as a whole
the evidence presented, gathered from around the world, is
almost unbelievably consistent, and in the end the logic of
the argument is overwhelming. In their own words, scholars
and scientists viewing the DVD have been captivated and
enthralled, eager to know more. And if you think you've seen
this presentation by watching the 10 minute "rough-cut"
segments which have been available on YouTube for some time,
I would not hesitate, even for a second, to show this DVD to ANYONE
who walked through my door, had they even the remotest interest in
religion, culture, or science. There is absolutely nothing to
hesitate about, no unsubstantiated claims, and it is, quite simply,
the most provocative documentary I have ever seen on this
I've watched the video and I consider the presentation and visual
imagery to be a quantum leap up from anything that has been done
previously on the Saturn model of prehistory. It cries out for an
Imax film presentation to engrave deep into our psyches the most
important yet misunderstood message from our ancestors. That
message has the potential to awake us from our primitive nightmares
and irrational compulsions and allow us to see clearly and for the
first time our real situation in this amazing electric universe.
On the face of it, the "Saturn theory"*, as it has come
to be known, seems nothing short of preposterous. But view the
evidence collected and collated in this video, and the explanatory
power, exposed through rigorous comparative analysis, is beyond
anything one might imagine prior to viewing the presentation.
- Wal Thornhill.
Physicist and Electric Universe theorist.
For one culture to come up with a wild story would be simply a
curiosity. For cultures spanning the whole globe to come up with
the same combinations of underlying
stories and symbols is far beyond coincidence. The convergence
can only speak for a common experience that we've failed to
It is this striking "sameness" which constitutes the
heart of the Saturn theory. Talbott uses the term "archetypes"
to describe the points of agreement between cultures separated in
many cases by vast distances and a lack of communicative technology.
It is these archetypes that he brings together under a forensic
methodology, leaving no possibility that mere coincidence could
have spawned them. That is the foundation of his radical theory
of planetary catastrophe and electrical dramas in the sky. From
the physics of planetary motion to the very basis of the world's
many religious symbols and cultural stories, Symbols of an Alien
Sky will challenge innumerable, long-held beliefs and assumptions.
It is not possible to devote as much time and attention as I
think I should to researching the mythological aspects of
Electric Universe theory. Dave Talbott's tireless efforts
in that vein have, over the years, satisfied that need by
creating exceptional pieces in a variety of media. Symbols
of an Alien Sky tops them all. It is a visually compelling,
informationally dense presentation that is sure to become a
resource for investigators in several fields of study.
Symbols is densely packed with vital facts and images. You will
never see another documentary with as much new information as
you'll see here. To many this density will be daunting, perhaps
too much to absorb in one sitting. Viewers tell us that it is
frequently only on the second or third viewing that the full
integrity of the hypothesis comes to light. But you
need all of the information in this
documentary to be able to make a reasonable assessment of the
evidential power you are witnessing. And keep in mind: this is
just an introduction, with more to follow.
- Stephen Smith.
Managing Editor, Thunderbolts Picture of the Day.
If you are in any way troubled by the state of the theoretical
sciences today, here is something well worth thinking about.
Nothing could reanimate these sciences more than the convergence
of the Electric Universe theory with this reconstruction of
ancient history. The described events are simply inconceivable
- unless we live in an Electric Universe.
The message is uncompromising for the culture of science, which
has, by progressive degrees, become boring and dogmatic, leaving
no space for the epiphanies that drove the sciences in the past.
Educational institutions now ask how they can inspire more young
people to investigate the sciences. After viewing Symbols,
mathematician and physicist (retired) Professor Jeremy Dunning
Davies of Hull University wonders aloud about the training of
our young physicists:
Is it possible to break out of the ideological hold - the dogma -
of modern cosmology to show something from outside the field,
something of sufficient impact to shake them out of their ideological
imprisonment? I now believe that it is.
I confess to knowing too little about mythology. Yes; I know a
number of rather disjointed facts but little in a continuous picture.
I suppose it's something that hasn't really grabbed my attention
before this. However, this film held me fascinated and enthralled.
So much so that I want to learn more ... I feel it would be good
for physics' undergraduates to see this ... It raises so many
important basic questions; questions undergraduates should be asking.
- Dr. Jeremy Dunning-Davies, astrophysicist.
Yet this is only the tip of the iceberg! No-one who watches this
first episode will want to miss the next instalments, bringing
together new revelations from the plasma sciences and from a
scientific investigation of ancient images carved on stone,
discoveries beyond anything that even the researchers themselves
anticipated just ten years ago.
Symbols of an Alien Sky transcends all expectations through its
presentation of the fantastic images imprinted by planets at close
quarters that ancient man must have witnessed spreading across
Earth's primordial sky, and the symbolic interpretation of all
that he saw. Kudos to David Talbott for the production of this
fascinating and immensely educational documentary. It explains
so much. I, for one, am eagerly looking forward to its follow-up.
People have often enquired of me what mythology has to do with
plasma science or the Electric Universe. Until now it has been
somewhat difficult to explain the connection. But now all I
have to do is show them the DVD and they see the obvious. They
understand why it is that individuals well trained in the
sciences are attracted to something as "preposterous"
as the Saturn theory. They also see that there is much more here
than a challenge to conventional science. Odds are they will come
to view the world's cultural and religious traditions in an
entirely new light. Though the information can be grasped by
any intelligent viewer, I particularly urge those with training
in the sciences - and an open mind, of course - to view this DVD.
These viewers will ultimately grow to a crowd, insisting that
science cannot afford to ignore this fundamental challenge.
- Dwardu Cardona.
Author God Star, Flare Star, and Primordial Star.
Symbols of an Alien Sky leaves no doubt that Dave Talbott's
lifelong efforts to categorize and lend understanding to the
multitude of relics and myths from humanity's deepest past
have been prodigious. In this production he presents identical
symbols from all over the world - from cultures that had no
awareness of each other - that clearly tell the same astounding
For myself, I can say without qualification that never before has
so much explanatory power been delivered
in a single package. View this DVD and you'll be chafing at the bit
to get hold of the next one. Of that I am sure.
Talbott has made sense out of a huge collection of ancient
artwork and archetypes that, here-to-fore, the authorities in
history, archaeology, and anthropology have discarded as being
meaningless. For the viewer, it is like taking off a blindfold
after a lifetime of being forced to wear one.
- Dr. Don Scott
Professor of Electrical Engineering (retired).
Author, The Electric Sky.
[*The phrase "Saturn theory" is somewhat generic and has been
adopted by several people who have different approaches to the material.
References elsewhere must be clearly delineated from those expressed by
the Thunderbolts Project.]
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