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13 years ago
Nolondil
Laird Scranton wrote: > From my perspective, the concept of the 'tree of life' is a > metaphor used in Dogon/Egyptian cosmology, as part of symbolic > theme that begins with 'seeds' and ends with grain and > granaries. Likely counterparts to the Dogon cosmological > keywords that define this metaphor are found in the Egyptian > hieroglyphic language, written with the three-ste
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
The question is, will those of us who live in unfavorable timezones and don't want to stay up to 4 or 5 am, ever be able listen to the archived program without signing up for a membership and paying fees?
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Raja wrote: > Hi Nolondil, > > "The Shardana soldiers are most obviously armored in the > artistic depictions, due to the thick horned helmets that adorn > their heads (Redford 1992: > 252)." > > "The illustration above is a Bronze Casting of Soldier found in > a middle bronze age context on Sardinia showing similar horned > Helmets to those illustr
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Raja wrote: > Hi Ganesh, > > Were the Hyksos the Sea Peoples? Just watched a documentary > starring Israel Finkelstein on Megiddo and places, looking for > Joshua, David and Solomon. It was said that it wasn't clear who > the Sea People were exactly. They wore horned helmets, Viking > style. > > I always assumed the Hyksos came from the > east;, in > that case,
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Citizen Attorney wrote: > Mica is used in present day construction, isn't it? You are probably thinking of vermiculite insulation. This is a mineral similar to mica. It's "cooked' to make it expand and the resulting spongy stuff maks good insulation. Essentially vermiculite is a member of the phyllosilicate group of minerals, resembling mica in appearance. It is found in various part
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
The enormous engineering skills displayed in the sites themselves makes it clear that someone very advanced had to have built them. But even when someone smart has done something, it remains possible to find patterns where they don't exist, causing one to attribute things that were not intended. Why would this point on the southern side of Alaska be chosen as the center of this configuration? Are
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Fascinating as presented. The problem is that any sites that do not line up are simply not mentioned. What about Stonehenge in England, for example? Or Teotihuacán in Mexico? I think a full accounting of ancient megalithic sites with astronomical alignments would be necessary before you could claim this was a significant pattern and not just an artifact of some map juggling. Either that or provab
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Hmm, there are fourteen stations of the cross: 1. Jesus is condemned to death 2. Jesus receives the cross 3. The first fall 4. Jesus meets His Mother 5. Simon of Cyrene carries the cross 6. Veronica wipes Jesus' face with her veil 7. The second fall 8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem 9. The third fall 10. Jesus is stripped of His garments 11. Crucifixion: Jesu
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
colt wrote: > Great book, Ralph. > > This bungle of Birch rods surrunded by the Axe made it's way to > the USA, if one looks at the tail side of the America Dime it > has this picture on it, and it also made it into the playing > cards, The Jack of Hearts is holding the Axe of Justice. > > Axe in Latin is Securis and from this is our word "Security" >
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Ahalya wrote: > I also know only Anubis with a dog head. However, I found this > on wikipedia : > > "gradually Anubis, the god of the underworld in the Ogdoad > system, was replaced by Osiris" > > Interesting. We know that Christianity adopted lots of pagan motifs in the process of replacing paganism. It's not hard to imagine how Osiris might have been given so
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Raja wrote: > Hi Bill, > > "Sirius was astronomically the foundation of their entire > religious system. It was the embodiment of Isis, wife and > consort of the god Osiris, who appeared in the sky as Orion. > > Ancient Egyptians called Sirius the 'Dog Star', after their god > Osiris, whose head in pictograms resembled that of a dog. In > Egypt, Sirius shines f
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Dr Gonzo wrote: > Dear all the question I would like to ask the board is. > > Do we cheapen the effort and subsequently the fruits of that > effort with references to Atlantis, should we, by we I mean > those actively attempting to find evidence of lost > civilisations, drop the ‘A’ word from our vocabulary, and would > our points of view be perceived with greater credibili
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Zeke wrote: > Perhaps a dumb question with an obvious answer. Why did the > anciencts not use paper for documentation. it is possible, or > indeed probable, that the ancients only used stone to > communicate themselves because they knew it would withstand the > test of time. But I ask if the Pyramids in Egypt and South > America do come from a period of 10,500 years ago, sho
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
At least one 'major' news srouce has taken notice: VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Researchers on Wednesday unearthed geometrically cut stone slabs that they said could form part of the sloping surface of what they believe is an ancient pyramid lying beneath a huge hill.
Forum: Mysteries
13 years ago
Nolondil
Claude wrote: > the 13 is obvious the mont of april should be noted in case in > the future a pattern may emerge out of it... for me april means > spring and spring means "rising" as in emerging out of winter > (the underworld) metaphorically it could mean that the KT are > emerging literally and figuratively... just a > thought........... > The Templars were sup
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Eddie Larry wrote: > WC, > > You can find the Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth on page 321 > in The Nag Hammadi Library, Edited by James M. Robinson, Harper > Collins Press 1990. > It can also be found online. This is fortunately one case where the copyright holders are not paranoid that letting someone read it without paying in advance will cost them money.
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Lobsang wrote: > > Graham Hancock quotes Prof. Gregory Possehl (University of > Pennsylvania), a world authority on Jewish culture as saying; > “Scientific progress in historical, genetic, linguistic, and > archaeological research has proved during the past decade that > the Hebrew Torah – which is the fundamental scripture of > Judaism, and which also serves Christians as
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Tolkien was a philologist, a professor of the 'history of language' at best. :) He did have an interesting link to Atlantis, though. He had a recurring dream, all through his life, about a huge wave overwhelming a green landscape. He called it his 'Atlantis complex'. The rest of your post sounds like you are hinting at the content of Hamlet's Mill...
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Deep1 wrote: > Yes, the Rig was the earliest, and the rest follow. > > Here is a link you might find interesting.. > > "Indus Valley culture as in the Indus era it was already in > decline. > > Vedic and late Vedic texts also contain interesting > astronomical lore. The Vedic calender was based upon > astronomical sightings of the equinoxes and
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Sobek wrote: > "Apples in America" > > Odd, I've never heard of that one - I'm curious to know more. > What's your source? > Yes, as far as I know there is no evidence of apples in the Americans before the arrival of European settlers. > "Dates in peru" > > Hadn't heard that one either; interesting. Source for this? > Me either. > Keep i
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Mercury Rapids wrote: > I don't understand how using a theory as a premise for a novel > is intellectual theft. As has been asked already, if Leigh and > Baigent win the case, will this open the floodgates? > > Will Robert Bauval sue Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin for > Stargate? Will Graham Hancock sue Paul WS Anderson for Alien Vs > Predator? Will Stephen Hawking sue jus
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
If this is their 'proprietary' information, I want to know why they didn't sue Lewis Perdue twenty years ago! He wrote essentially the same work, but it didn't make him a hundred million dollars. Oh, that must be why not...
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Cheating and jealousy over mates goes waaaay back into the animal kingdom. Female chimpanzees will sneak off in the middle of the night to mate with males from other groups. Many lower animals will also cheat in various ways. Many common songbirds will have several mates in a single season, for example. (Yeah, some male songbirds do indeed have multiple 'mistresses' at multiple nests! :) Fidelity
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
It could very well be an Arabic script. The reason I say "an" Arabic script is that the original Arabic alphabet has been adapted to handle several other languages. Malay uses a modified Arabic script, for example. Given the location where it came from, this could well be in an African language written with an Arabic script. Not all culture was stripped from the slaves brought ot the Ca
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Jared Diamond, of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" fame, wrote an article about the origins of the Japanese people a few years back. Even modern morphology and genetic studies confirm that the Ainu are directly related to the Jomon culture: In all these respects, Jomon skulls differ from those of modern Japanese and are most similar to those of modern Ainu, while Yayoi skulls most resemble t
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
IndianaJones wrote: > Perhaps Shinto originated with the Ainu, and not the Jomon? > Perhaps the stone circles of Komakino Iseki in Hokkaido, and > the Kerama circles near Taiwan, belong to the Ainu and not the > Jomon? It's been suggested that the Ainu share some > similarities of language to the Polynesians, so it'd make sense > for the pattern of stone circles (older being fo
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Citizen Attorney wrote: > the angles and corners of the structure are too perfect to be > anything but manmade. no doubt they started with a rock, and > then carved into it like they did in Petra, Jordan. > Not really. Nature does offer many examples of right angles and very clean fracture lines. The type of stone that this monument is made of is known to fracture fairly neatly.
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Arcadia is a region of Greece, and because it was so isolated and pastoral, a metaphor for paradise. Arcadia remained a rustic, secluded area, and its inhabitants became proverbial as primitive herdsmen leading simple pastoral unsophisticated yet happy lives, to the point that Arcadia may refer to some imaginary idyllic paradise, immortalized by Vergil's Eclogues, set in Arcadia Arcadia is
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
All of the ridiculous speculations that certain 'occult' writers have produced on this phrase are classic examples of the foolishness caused by mistranslation. The Latin word et is not exactly equivalent to the English word 'and' -- in some contexts can mean also. The latin proverb "Habet et musca splenum" means "Even a fly has a temper' but it literally says "has also fly s
Forum: Mysteries
14 years ago
Nolondil
Citizen Attorney wrote: > does that lung problem happen from smoking? what do you suppose > there was to smoke in Ireland back then? > > by the way I thought those bogs were as old as the ice ages. > weren't the bogs created by retreating glaciers? Pleurisy is a frequent side-effect of tuberculosis, though it can also be caused by plain-old pneumonia. I don't think the bogs wer
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