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Originally posted by fltcui
The inscription on the last coin is interesting
"several resists are overcome by a few"
At least that's what I get when I translate from Latin to English
Resistit paucis, obruitur pluribus. (Bou-
clier menace par de nombreuses fleches.) —
Etats de Bourgogne.
Jeton de 1648.
Originally posted by Gazrok
I'd say this example kind of nails it.
From this coin, it is pretty easy to make the sacred shield story stick...as here, it is protecting from the enemy's attack....
edit on 3-3-2011 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)
A video documentary that could change everything you thought you knew about ancient, pre-historical times and how much ancient mythology we have carried into modern times and religious thinking. Based on more than two decades of systematic research and cross-cultural comparison by comparative mythologist David Talbott reconstructs a cosmic drama when planets hung in the sky close to the earth--an epoch of celestial wonder giving rise to time-honored symbols. Symbols of an Alien Sky will introduce you to celestial spectacles and earth-shaking events once remembered around the world. Archaic symbols of these events still surround us, some as icons of the world’s great religions, though the origins of the symbols appear to be lost in obscurity. Cultural history seems fragmented and contradictory. But as demonstrated in this introductory episode, there are also levels of deep agreement between the cultures. According to David Talbott, these “archetypes” allow for a radical reinterpretation of both human and planetary history. Competing regional symbols are aspects of “one story told around the world,” a story both awe inspiring and terrifying. Perhaps the most compelling discovery comes from the sciences. Independent investigation over the past 12 years has confirmed that the celestial formations Talbott reconstructed—all from historical evidence—precisely match the behavior of electric discharge in the plasma laboratory and in remote space. A convergence of historical evidence and plasma science has occurred. The converging research points to planetary instability and intense electrical events in ancient times. a challenge to some of the most cherished assumptions in today’s theoretical sciences. This highly visual presentation takes an in-depth look at origins of our symbolic archetypes, and offers new answers to questions about the role of the planet gods in pre-historical times. Why did every ancient civilization celebrate a former "Age of the Gods", an age claimed to have ended in earth threatening disaster? What was meant by the lost "Golden Age?" Why did ancient sky worshippers refer to Saturn as "the sun?" Why was Venus worshipped as the "Mother Goddess?" And why did both Old and New World astronomers celebrate the planet Mars as a great warrior whose battles shook the heavens? And a thousand other intriguing "Whys". (Approximately 78 minutes.)
Originally posted by Josephus23
reply to post by zorgon
That looks like a cap from a psilocybe cubensis, or psychedelic mushroom.
I cannot think of another rational explanation that would make someone create such a metaphorical representation of an round object with a stem that looks as if it is flying.
So I have heard..... uhhhh hummmmm..... that....
Psilocybin mushrooms could possibly make someone experience something that could be translated into what modern day people call UFO's (or Unidentified Flying Objects).
Or give the user the subjective feeling of flight.
-notice the word "alien" was no where to be found in this post.