> I just clarified a bit in the previous post when
> you posted this one.
> Yes, I get it and that's how I also see it.
> For your purpose however, it does not mean you
> cannot parse and reduce as long as stay aware of
> the whole, because you cannot prove it using the
> scientific method. Now Graham might say you could
> perhaps investigate it using the shaman method,
> non-reductively, in full participation and trance.
> I cannot speak to it, because I just don't know. I
> do understand the scientific method because that's
> what I was taught. It really only has one main
> advantage which is that you can bring many people
> onto the same page even though they operate
> subjectively. Einstein perfected this with Special
> Relativity. If you want to approach this as a
> whole, it will be difficult to share your insights
> with others as I am sure you can tell from the
> response to your topic.
> At this stage, I would approach this like
> explaining a joke to a foreigner and not expect to
> get a laugh. Get to that base first. Don't expect
> to right away be able to convey the primordial
> emotional basis of the Pyramid Texts if that's how
> you perceive it. Find the intellectual footing
> first, don't shy away from it even if it deprives
> of the beautiful essence at first. This worked for
> me. I got a glimpse. It's still totally stunning
> even in this small dose. Maybe you let your
> readership discover that part on their own while
> you explain the chemistry of it so that all can
> appreciate that part first.
And remember, cladking, traditional Egyptology is the result of untold thousands of credentialed individuals across many centuries who helped develop and instill the current tenets and notions, and look at the shape of that field of study today.
So don't let anyone try to intimidate you into feeling less than adequate after only spending a decade or two trying to develop updated hypotheses with only a handful of collaborators who endeavor to apply modern standards.
Great progress is being made despite the hostile body blocks that are to be expected whenever an established ideology is challenged. Ironically, it's often that very resistance that inspires the tenacity to carry on and apply even more scrutiny to reveal the tenuous nature of those traditional notions.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01-Mar-18 17:04 by Origyptian.