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Originally posted by truthinfact
Because the explanation: "Humans Are Greedy"
doesn't make more sense.
It's in the nature. Literally.
It's unfortunate. but its the truth.edit on 4/2/2012 by truthinfact because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
In the religion of Gilliganics the pantheon of gods are represented by the Seven Castaways of Gilligan's Island. Amongst themselves they were ordinary people but in their encounters with the natives who periodically visited their island they were regarded as gods by the way they lived, the goods they produced and traded with friendly tribes, or by the armament they used against violent intruders such as The Professor's coconut bombs that repelled them.
The Order - Background - It matters little their names in the various mythologies but each had their counterpart and the Castaways are known world over by their names and virtues. The Skipper was brave, sure, and strong. As captain of the Minnow he was responsible for the lives and well-being of those who sailed with him. He was the ultimate authority until their rescue and could be compared to Zeus or other of the boss gods. The Professor was a man of science and medicine and possessed wisdom of the ages who the Castaways depended on for his knowledge. He could be likened to Hermes or Mercury. Bacchus, the god of prosperity, was portrayed by the actor Jim Backus (coincidence?) in the role of billionaire tycoon Thurston Howell III and through him the Castaways by his planning and crafting they lived more than a survivalist's existence but something more befitting of their tropical paradise.
The women among the Castaways had their counterparts among the goddesses and in Celtic tradition fit the archetypes of The Maiden in the coquettish and alluring Ginger, The Mother characterized by MaryAnn who tended the other Castaways with her cooking, sewing, and other nurturing skills, The Crone was a woman of refinement in the guise of Lovey Howell.
The Erisian/Discordian element was Gilligan who through his mishaps led the Castaways to new adventures and new invention to overcome their difficulties. Having this element in the pantheon gave this tradition more depth than older neo-pagan orders and made it a more complete magical construct. The most practical magical aspect of Gilliganics is that all who use it understand the characteristics, habits, and attitudes of their gods than those based on more ancient traditions.
Story of Castaways Divided - In time The Castaways were faced with an impending disaster. It matters little the nature of this disaster, only what came about as a result of it. It was Gilligan listening to shortwave radio that was alerted to a coming doom event which he relayed to The Skipper who weighed the consequences and determined a plan of action which he felt would best protect The Castaways. The Professor listened attentively and understood that perhaps not all would survive, if any of them at all. He came to the same conclusion as The Skipper that they may not all survive but he devised a plan of his own that was riskier but if it worked then all would be saved, or if not then they possibly would all perish.
Professor approached The Skipper with his idea who determined it was just too risky and advised against it. The Professor was sure it could work despite its risks and suggested he alone would take the chance and if he perished while the others survived then their tale could still be told, and if it went the other way then he alone would tell their tale to rescuers. The Skipper forbade him from carrying out his plan but the Professor held fast that it was his own decision to make, so under protest he alone would leave the group during the coming event.
In the short time of preparation it became obvious The Professor would be going alone. The other Castaways demanded to know what was happening with him. Gilligan who overheard their argument spilled the beans to the others. It was then that they demanded of The Skipper to hear The Professor's plan so he reluctantly told them. Some understood the risk but trusted The Professor and wanted to go with him. The Professor pleaded with them to go along with The Skipper but when they refused he could not deny them the protection he prepard for himself.
Ultimately their impending disaster passed them all by. All of them survived the doom but after that moment they became divided into factions. Eventually in time they come happily together again but much time passed when there little or no cooperation among the divided groups.
Was The Professor and his followers cast down as Lucifer and the fallen angels?
edit on 2-4-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MamaJ
That was some interesting reading and I couldn't have done a better job myself. There are definitely connections throughout the myths. They all seem the same don't they?
My 14 yr old son has just got through reading a series of books based on Greek God's and now he is about to read a series based on the Egyptian Gods. He is also finding similarities and is totally intrigued! I love it!
I have been studying and researching this "cloud" in the Solar System some call the Fluff or Oort Cloud. While doing so I keep reminding myself in my minds eye that Jesus is said to come back on a cloud. Coincidentally this cloud was spoken of back in the 60's (maybe further back) and this cloud is supposedly highly energized with a lot of light energy that may perhaps transform all life within this Solar System including but not limited to other Planets and bodies in our Solar System including Earth.
Hi and thanx for your compliment,i hope i'm not right either, but these mysterious mysteries must be approached and analyzed from every possible angle,no matter how uncomfortable and disheartening the view may be,because anythings possible...
Originally posted by thedoctorswife
Originally posted by blocula
Maybe they judge us when we die or maybe we have already died in the real world and we have already been sentenced and some souls were ascended,into the 4th dimension? and here we are,where we were thrown,cast down into this 3-dimensional reality,our souls perpetually forced to suffer and die and be eternally reborn again and again forever,the endless reincarnation of our souls helplessly trapped within these material shrouds we call our bodies?
Originally posted by CantSay
Now it is said that the sky gods will return to judge the Fallen and humans in the future. Why in the future? Why didn't they just judge and punish them there and thenedit on 2-4-2012 by blocula because: (no reason given)
I love the way your mind thinks, please dont ever leave this site
Hope your not right about the above though.
Originally posted by matthewgraybeal
I have a what if, to add for you.
What if those that were cast down, were punished to live perpetually as a human in a reincarnation cycle of some sort. And their memories mostly wiped...Adding to that Reincarnation within their own bloodline which they established. Their former power being divided/diluted into the living descendents of theirs, and this is why Genealogy and tracing your ancestors has been important culturally.
That is a scenario which has circled in my thoughts. For me this feels "right-ish" especially in the face of what I am capable of of, as well as my sisters. Again just a theory, but have you Ever done "Jedi-like things?" Now re-examine your theory based upon what I have added.
Many kind thanks, and again like your thread a whole lot. Please continue, could you Add anything from other Mythic Pantheons?
Originally posted by illuminnaughty
Interesting reading. A very good OP. Yes I can see what you mean about them all being the same `gods`. What ever name they call them selves. Are the gods due to return any time soon? Is that what the 2012 thing is all about? Their arrival? Well we can only wait and see maybe thats what operation bluebeam is about? Getting us ready to fight off the gods on a world wide basis.
Originally posted by NullVoid
reply to post by BiggerPicture
Or how about a newer movie?
by the way see this www.weylandindustries.com...
not to be confused with www.weilandindustries.com... LOL
To OP, can you put it up in picture/diagram/org chart ? Getting confused reading it. Yeah, I blame it on my low gray brain cell countedit on 2-4-2012 by NullVoid because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by matthewgraybeal
To insure they learn from Rebelling against the God, Erase the identity of the offending Fallen Angels, subject them to the human experience, and weaken their powers by forced reproducing...(Some Eastern Mystic Traditions emphasize abstinence to achieve the higher mysteries of Magic/Spirituality)
Now, The Immortal ones may very well be a continuous Identity...The Immortal ones may have established a pecking order amongst themselves, and the losers in the pecking order forced to dilute themselves via procreation, and erasing the original Identity, and having to die. Thus continuing the cycle of Powerful over servant class.
The Demi Gods of Greek Myth...many were mortals, and only some were granted Immortality. So how about The Demi-Gods which did not gain Immortality, reproduced with each other or other "mere" humans. Giving rise to especially gifted offspring, but not necessarily of the Godly qualities. (Achilles, Einstein, Davinci, lol Steve Jobs)
This is conjecture, Make more sense?
Originally posted by stirling
The Mystery schools are the keepers of the angel Azzazels teachings..as well as the other fallen ones...
The real masters are the same masters since they gained control the first time...
Since then its all been name changes and window dressing but no real progress for humans other than whats grudgingly allowed.
Even today our science still depends on heat or fire et al for its sustenance...
There is very little of the old knowledge left out among the common people....and truely revolutionary science is kept hidden for the elites use.....
The more everything changes, the more it remains the same.
Originally posted by Quetzalcoatl12
This is a really good thread, however the question should NOTbe who or what is equal to who the question should be, what is the original myth, legend or fact that came first? Notice the oldest religions are mostly polytheistic. The younger religions are monotheistic, a lot of that has to do with the branching off from Christianity into other religions due to the absolute coruption. Another question that has been burning in me for a very long time is why was there a shift from polytheism to monotheism? The only monotheistic religion that dates back before the time of Christ is Judaism and even more questions come from Judaism such as why didn't the Jewish people then believe in more than one god in a time where most religions in the world believed in many Gods? It's very very bizarre I do truly believe we are not being told the whole story. If you really look outside the box you realize that there are a lot of pieces to this puzzle that are missing.
Also to add to your list of GODs I would like to mention 2 power houses
Marduk - Babylon
And these 2 are equal to Zeus and the like.
I want to go into this more but its been a long day. Just food for thought do you think these figures are the be all of the entire universe or the be all only to Earth and/or other planets? Could there be figures that surpass these gods we speak of?