26–The Lovely and Terrible Goddess

Perhaps no paradox in the symbolism of the mother goddess stands out more profoundly than the twin images of the goddess as both a power of love and light and a world destroyer. Add to this paradox the global association with the planet Venus and the mystery does not just grow: it must have an explanation.

The subject of this video series by Dave Talbott is the ancient experience of towering celestial forms that are no longer present. From a single snapshot of the configuration, we can work backward to the first appearance of these bodies out of an undifferentiated cloud or sea of dusty plasma. We can then follow the configuration’s evolution through phases that range from quasi-stability to earth-shaking catastrophe.

See the three full documentaries in the Symbols of an Alien Sky series:
Episode 1, Symbols of an Alien Sky
Episode 2, Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Lightning-Scarred Planet, Mars
Episode 3, Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Electric Comet

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