Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Barbelo Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I am certainly not objecting to engaging in a
> discussion on the Epic of Gilgamesh. I have read
> the "poem" numerous times by different translators
> and am quite familiar with its content. In fact, I
> love the Epic.
>
> My point is, as I have stated upstream, that the
> "poem" was never a poem as such, but is a
> narrative cobbled together from a number of
> disconnected parts - broken cuneiform tablets. It
> is far older than 1800BC and Babylon. It may have
> originally been only an oral narrative. It is also
> obvious that there are numerous correspondences
> with the Old Testament and even to the new.
>
> Furthermore, one cannot cherry pick information
> from a document, or reframe it, to suit one's
> theory.

I am as impatient with cherry picking as anyone. But pulling out passages that may describe Lebanon is not cherry picking. If there were passages that possibly describe Egypt you can bet the ranch Egyptologists would pull those out.

> My contention is that the Epic is a mystical
> revelation which has been handed down over
> centuries. It seeks to explain the Meaning of Life
> and Death, and how to ascend to a higher plane.
> Everything in the epic occurs within the human
> body. It is the forerunner of most ancient
> spiritual practices. It is not to be read as an
> historical or quasi-historical document. The
> events in the epic never occurred in real life.

How would you know if it did or didn't occur in real life? And how would you know if it were the forerunner of ancient spiritual practices? I don't know what to say about your new age metaphysical viewpoint. Not everything happened inside the body, cedar forests grew inside? That's taking metaphor to an extreme.

> A discussion on the ancient origins of Baalbek
> will not profit by linking with the Epic as a
> source document for the purposes of location.

That remains to be seen.

> However, the practices, which may have been
> carried on at the ancient Temple of Baal, could be
> incorporated into such a discussion.

Sorry but I don't see the relevance of new age metaphysical sacred rites to cedar forests.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions - Confucius

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Case for an Older Baalbek 3006 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 493 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 425 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 398 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 377 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 370 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 346 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 350 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 431 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 395 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 378 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 402 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 355 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 388 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 349 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 349 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 380 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 380 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 347 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 330 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 354 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 359 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 399 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 358 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 342 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 280 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 307 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 337 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 300 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 314 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 311 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 343 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 340 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 363 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 312 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 357 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 333 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 374 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 349 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 369 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 316 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 374 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 304 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 357 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 323 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 330 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 316 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 330 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 326 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 438 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 361 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 341 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 296 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 367 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 264 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 378 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 323 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 342 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 319 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 363 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 324 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 372 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 368 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 325 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 352 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 324 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 310 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 368 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 363 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 361 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 387 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 373 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 356 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 379 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 378 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 350 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 332 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 232 engbren 17-Sep-19 03:13


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.