Originally posted by Epsilon5
I absolutely agree with your interpretation. It seems downright foolish for one to ignore the effects of the original writers of ancient history
lacking the technology, and, therefore, the language, required for speaking of spacecrafts and other technologies which are, in the grand scheme of
things, very recent technological advances even for our era. As such, the "From the belly of the dragon" could only mean something other than
the physical belly of an actual dragon. It makes no sense that it should be complete metaphor. What reasons would the original writers have for
writing in total, unsubstantiated metaphor? Thus, it makes much more sense to take their writings as literally as makes sense, understanding that they
simply lacked the language to avoid metaphor.
Excellent post. S&F
Well, in the case of the "Xian cha" or "Xing cha", they did give it a name which literally means "celestial raft" and "star raft".
regarding the dragon, i wrote something in the thread
"Unity of Myth | Act I: Rise of the Dragon"
The origin of dragon in China goes back some 8000 years, and its evolution is well documented by archaeology, therefore simply put i dont think the
dragons were UFOs. For instance, the 6500 years old M45 dragon i mentioned, the images of men riding on the dragon made of clamshells were discovered
at the same site, they do not suggest an alien origin as far as archaeology is concerned.
That being said, i do believe aliens visited ancient China and they may have left some evidences behind them.
When i watched the "ancient alien" documentary, it mentions the ancient Egyptian account of "many suns" appearing in the sky, i was wondering why
didnt the producer cite similar examples from ancient China?
Ancient China had an advanced astronomy and they have rich astronomical records, and there were many records tell of "more than one suns" appearing
in the sky as early as 2000 B.C. Throughout the entire astronomical history there were many records of "strange suns", "strange moons", "strange
stars" in the vast official archives, phenomena that simply could not be explained by astronomy or common sense.
These records can prove that not only UFOs exist but they have been flying over us since ancient times.
There was even a record that a man was carried far away by a mysterious light he encountered during which he was transported from one province to
another in a matter of minutes, whereafter he spent 18 days to get back on foot.
To me these ancient records indicate sightings, sometimes mass sightings, close encounters and even abductions.
There was even a record of a strange behaviour of the Moon which correlates some modern speculations that the Moon is actually "artificial".
This official astronomical record made around 12th century AD says "one particular night the Moon first moved some distance away from its course in a
short time before it recovered its position". And that is impossible according to astronomy. But there is more, there were also records of "stars
violating the Moon" in the ancient books.
Therefore, my suspicion is if indeed the Moon itself is an enormous evidence of alien existence, then there might be much more we dont know for what
we have been currently taught.
Lets leave some examples presented as a "possible yes" rather than a "definite yes".
I have seen UFOs, and i might have even been abducted, but i believe we need to take caution in collecting ET evidences because we dont want to be
discredited by skeptics who on the other hand choose to bury their heads in the sand on top of overwhelming evidences, but we need to be careful with
what we look for.
[edit on 6-1-2010 by sunsky]