History :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For the discussion of general and orthodox history from the advent of writing up to mid 20th Century, i.e. 3,200BC up to World War II. 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Thanks Ray I appreciate your perspective and insight. Spirituality is more suited to the individual need than to be predicated under a tribal theme. The tribal instinct that organized religion assembles under does serve to fend off fear; i.e., security in numbers. And perhaps my analysis misses that mark somewhat. And so there underlies that conflict of individualism and tribalism. Peer pressures within the tribe ignore the individual's needs and a tug of war goes on between the essence of individuality and being oppressed to belong. The drive to control is overbearing in some individuals and they have found a tool suddenly to gain power and rank within the new communal society through mysticism and superstition. The rest is history.

When mankind suddenly learned to farm and domesticate his prey around 8,000 BC and no longer had to spend as much time "hunting and gathering", it gave him more time to reflect....to look up at the stars and wonder (what is said about idle time is the devils workshop?) A good example of this transition is Cayonu Tepesi and Gobeckli Tepe, the emergence from the Neolithic to Mesolithic, a birth of piety. The relief from the stresses of the hunt, the labor intense gathering and the consequential nomadic lifestyle brought our ancestors into the age of civilization, no longer surviving in family groups, but started to entertain socializing and benefits of communal living. This expansion of leisure time, freedom from stress and interaction with those outside of family gave way to forums, like this one, a coalescence of ideas and opinions that became a viable advantage over those other competing groups "out there". The hunter gatherer graduated from scattered family units to tribal living.

I'm afraid the Anunnaki failed to weed out the animal in us with their genetic engineering efforts. lol.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15-Apr-16 14:09 by Yourconscience.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
The Historical Jesus 7017 Pete Vanderzwet 25-May-15 05:54
Re: The Historical Jesus 1207 deeside1 26-May-15 20:09
Re: The Historical Jesus 972 Pete Vanderzwet 02-Jun-15 23:02
Re: The Historical Jesus 956 deeside1 03-Jun-15 17:58
Re: The Historical Jesus 969 Pete Vanderzwet 25-Jun-15 16:46
Re: The Historical Jesus 886 drrayeye 17-Jun-15 19:55
Re: The Historical Jesus 891 deeside1 19-Jun-15 09:31
Re: The Historical Jesus 843 drrayeye 26-Jun-15 00:12
Re: The Historical Jesus 968 Yourconscience 05-Mar-16 16:45
Re: The Historical Jesus 784 bsbray 06-Mar-16 07:49
Re: The Historical Jesus 697 Yourconscience 06-Mar-16 15:44
Re: The Historical Jesus 705 bsbray 06-Mar-16 18:59
Re: The Historical Jesus 797 Eddie Larry 07-Mar-16 00:10
Re: The Historical Jesus 769 Vanya 07-Mar-16 17:52
Re: The Historical Jesus 661 Vanya 07-Mar-16 19:32
Re: The Historical Jesus 862 Yourconscience 08-Mar-16 15:48
Re: The Historical Jesus 641 Vanya 08-Mar-16 18:08
An alternative analysis 745 drrayeye 09-Mar-16 21:13
Re: An alternative analysis 738 Yourconscience 10-Mar-16 19:13
Re: The Historical Jesus 814 grangram 02-Jul-15 16:14
Re: The Historical Jesus 704 deeside1 03-Jul-15 10:37
Re: The Historical Jesus 937 grangram 05-Jul-15 06:43
Re: The Historical Jesus 937 gulsbo 15-Feb-16 19:15
Re: The Historical Jesus 684 grangram 02-Mar-16 12:25
Re: The Historical Jesus 695 BRN4327 25-Mar-17 11:01
Astrotheology? 853 bsbray 02-Mar-16 19:34
Re: Astrotheology? 685 drrayeye 06-Mar-16 15:38
Re: Astrotheology? 738 bsbray 06-Mar-16 19:06
Re: Astrotheology? 675 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 03:28
Re: Astrotheology? 677 bsbray 10-Mar-16 05:13
Re: Astrotheology? 655 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 06:49
Re: Astrotheology? 640 bsbray 10-Mar-16 21:17
Re: Astrotheology? 709 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 21:52
Re: Astrotheology? 759 bsbray 10-Mar-16 23:57
Re: Astrotheology? 741 drrayeye 11-Mar-16 01:50
Re: Astrotheology? 717 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:43
Re: Astrotheology? 705 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:38
Re: Astrotheology? 872 bsbray 15-Apr-16 00:33
Re: Astrotheology? 700 BRN4327 22-Apr-17 09:52
Settled science IMO 880 David L 11-May-16 13:09
Re: Mithras and Jesus 399 muppedo 28-Jul-17 23:42
Re: Mithras and Jesus 505 Eddie Larry 29-Jul-17 00:12
Re: Mithras and Jesus 496 muppedo 29-Jul-17 23:26
Re: Mithras and Jesus 477 eyeofhorus33 11-Aug-17 16:17
Re: Mithras and Jesus 841 muppedo 13-Aug-17 23:19


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.