transient events
  'the age of myth'
biography and contact details

Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs is an independent researcher and writer, and a Consulting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia. He received a Master’s Degree in Comparative and Historical Linguistics at Leiden University, The Netherlands (1999), specialising in the Indo-European and Semitic language families. Since then, he has combined extensive travels around the world with an intensive study of comparative mythology, cultural astronomy, archaeoastronomy and the history of astronomy, religions and art.

While publishing articles on these subjects in academic journals, he is currently preparing an interdisciplinary study regarding the possible origins of traditional cosmologies, including creation mythology, in historical fluctuations of the earth’s electromagnetic environment. Another forthcoming monograph examines the widespread symbol of the ourobóros or ‘tail-biting dragon’ in the light of electromagnetic disturbances of the geomagnetic field.


The website was originally designed by Midnight Oil web design (www.midnightoil.co.uk), but has since been radically revised.

I thank the Mainwaring Archive Foundation (MAF) and Ian Tresman (Knowledge Computing) for their continuous support.