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Hi Edmund

> Sean, there are many Shakespeares and Homers and
> Bacons in each generation; a handful find the
> resources necessary to leave a legacy.

Undoubtedly true. I would stress the word 'resources', a lot of luck and chance are required for any remarkable individual to leave their mark.




> Regarding "Many of these historical mysteries
> share so many similarities it's difficult not to
> see some commonality," if you ignore the styling,
> names and language (which is also styling using
> arbitrary sounds), the core meaning in culture and
> nature is identical. Archetype is the source of
> all commonalities; camouflaged by the few imitated
> and borrowed elements on top. The reason they are
> borrowed, is because they are instinctively
> recognised. Culture is perpetually re-invented in
> the archetypal mold.

For the most part I agree with you, but I think that can be said for the exoteric as well as the esoteric. Very few organizations are not imitators. Undoubtedly groups strained to artificially create links back to the past, to give them more legitimacy. But in doing so, are they not in fact preserving knowledge, and in a round about (often false and wrong) way actually legitimizing their claim.
i.e. There may have been no actual link between the Templars and the Freemasons in the 17th century. But if a bunch of Freemasons went out and resurrected Templar teachings, knowledge, symbolism......etc

I find it fascinating that there is this, for lack of a better term, alternative history. Have you ever read any books by Jonathon Black (aka Mark Booth)? I really enjoyed reading The Secret History.



> The mysteries you list are not connected, except
> as outcomes of the same motivations in human
> nature.

I'll disagree with you here, but only because I'm having too much fun researching them.

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