Hamlet's Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time


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Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge And Its Transmission Through Myth, by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend This book was a huge discover and thanks to it I was able to understand things that would have been simply out of reach without it. The book is a wide and deep analysis of several human cultures far in the space and in the time looking at the heavens and the astronomy as the source of the myth and looking at the myth as the source of knowledge and the science. The power of the book lies not only in the wonderful analysis and the descriptions that give you a new perspective on facts and works that you already believed to know (for example: Shakespeare's Hamlet), but in its capability to give you a paradigm enabling further understanding of other facts and other cultures, outside the landscape portrayed in the book.

-- Daniele Radogna

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