Ancient History 101

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If we do not know our history are we not doomed to repeat it? Are were not here to learn anything at all? What if our shared, human history was kept from us? To divide us? So that we would not know just how truly wonderful and powerful we were? We…

Ancient Persian Theology: Zarathustra and the Avesta

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Chakras are real, shakti is real. Understand these vortexes of energy and how they fuel this existence, this apparition and how they manifest in the external world around us and also in the internal world in our bodies - manifesting as sickness or health, optimal or sub-optimal performance of the system effectively.

Energy and the Human Form

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Chakras are real, shakti is real. Understand these vortexes of energy and how they fuel this existence, this apparition and how they manifest in the external world around us and also in the internal world in our bodies - manifesting as sickness or health, optimal or sub-optimal performance of the system effectively.

Vedānta and Brahmavidyā: The Wisdom of the Rishis

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One of, if not the, unique contributions of the Indo-Aryan people[1], to which Vedānta (the philosophical foundations of Hinduism) and Buddhism ultimately owe their heritage, is the importance they place, and fundamental belief in, what…

Eurasian Mythos: Establishing the Laurasian Hypothesis

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These mythological narratives clearly reached back at some level or another into the pre-civilization times of the societies within which they emerged, there was clearly not only similarities between the accounts, but also clearly some “borrowing”…

Roman Cosmogony: The Metamorphoses of Ovid

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When trying to ascertain the belief systems of the ancients, and specifically as related to their views on cosmogony and theogony, one is apt to conclude that anything written by the Latin/Romans can add nothing to the historical record of…

Orphic Theogony: Thanes and the Great Cosmic Egg

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While Hesiod’ Theogony remains the standard, orthodox version of theogony (i.e. the story of the origin and genealogy of the gods) to the ancient Greeks, there exists an alternate tradition attributed to pseudo-historical and somewhat mythical…

Classic Hellenic Theogony: Chaos, Chronos and Eros

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One of the nice things that you found as you studied more advanced civilizations, as you got further into the first millennium BCE, you had better material and source texts to work with.  You no longer had to rely on texts and tablets that…

The Enûma Eliš: Sumer- Babylonian Creation Mythos

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Like all ancient mythological traditions, in order to have a contextual understanding of ancient myth and the culture within which it evolved, one must look at the historical and archeological record, along with the extant textual and writing…

Ancient Egyptian Mythos: The Weighing of the Heart, Ra and Ma’at

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Perhaps the earliest mythological tradition we find documented, or evidence of, is that of the ancient Egyptians, a culture and civilization that evolved out of the settlement of the Nile delta river region in Northern Africa around the turn…