When Swedish researchers at Uppsala University published a theory that there is a cube at the centre of the Earth, nobody took them at all seriously, since their theory evoked visions of a Rubik’s cube Lemarchand’s box out of Hellraiser, or that of Dr Who’s TARDIS in lockdown. Hell, they could of just as well been waxing lyrical, to hypothesise about the undefined shape of the Sampo out of Finnish mythology, as far as the sceptics were concerned.
According to Giorgio de Santillana, professor of the history of science at MIT, and student of mythology, the Sampo and the shamanic world pillar of an axis-mundi, to which is tethered the eight-legged-mare of the shaman, are referring to the precession of the equinox.
In Hamlet’s Mill, co-authored with Hertha von Dechend, the authors find that the Sampo or precession process was believed to grind out different world ages, from the dark…
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