This being my first Thread, I thought I would begin with an interesting read to share with others. Nothing too conspiratorial, other than maybe
bringing some enlightenment lol.
The following is from Francis Bacon's "Of The Wisdom of the Ancients", which can be read in its entirety by clicking the link above. BTW, bartleby is
where its at for free, classical literature.
The fable is an elegant and a wise one, invented apparently in allusion to Science; especially in its application to practical life. Science, being
the wonder of the ignorant and unskilful, may be not absurdly called a monster. In figure and aspect it is represented as many-shaped, in allusion to
the immense variety of matter with which it deals. It is said to have the face and voice of a woman, in respect of its beauty and facility of
utterance. Wings are added because the sciences and the discoveries of science spread and fly abroad in an instant; the communication of knowledge
being like that of one candle with another, which lights up at once. Claws, sharp and hooked, are ascribed to it with great elegance, because the
axioms and arguments of science penetrate and hold fast the mind, so that it has no means of evasion or escape; a point which the sacred philosopher
also noted: The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails driven deep in.
Those "Masons" on ATS might enjoy this read, if they haven't already hehe.
The part I will choose to focus on is what was written next:
read it real good lol
Again, all knowledge may be regarded as having its station on the heights of mountains; for it is deservedly esteemed a thing sublime and lofty, which
looks down upon ignorance as from an eminence, and has moreover a spacious prospect on every side, such as we find on hill-tops. It is described as
infesting the roads, because at every turn in the journey or pilgrimage of human life, matter and occasion for study assails and encounters us. Again
Sphinx proposes to men a variety of hard questions and riddles which she received from the Muses. In these, while they remain with the Muses, there is
probably no cruelty; for so long as the object of meditation and inquiry is merely to know, the understanding is not oppressed or straitened by it,
but is free to wander and expatiate, and finds in the very uncertainty of conclusion and variety of choice a certain pleasure and delight; but when
they pass from the Muses to Sphinx, that is from contemplation to practice, whereby there is necessity for present action, choice, and decision, then
they begin to be painful and cruel; and unless they be solved and disposed of, they strangely torment and worry the mind, pulling it first this way
and then that, and fairly tearing it to pieces. Moreover the riddles of the Sphinx have always a twofold condition attached to them; distraction and
laceration of mind, if you fail to solve them; if you succeed, a kingdom. For he who understands his subject is master of his end; and every workman
is king over his work.
Is it possible, that the story of Moses is purely symbolic? Is it possible that, thousands of years ago that beings from an alien planet descended
But seriously, Moses wanted his kingdom, Moses stared in the eyes of the Sphinx, Moses saw the Pyramid which is basically the proportions of the
universe(Pi, Fibonacci, Speed of Light, yadda yadda; see Revelations of the Pyramids) which effectively, in a pandeism type fashion is in fact a
representation of 'GOD', just as the Parthenon was of ideal human proportions and such...
In a symbolic brain teaser fashion, he literally had all the pieces to the puzzle... just had to climb that 'Mountain'; "Again, all knowledge may be
regarded as having its station on the heights of mountains"
Maybe I just read into things too much. Anyways, It's a great read, I highly suggest it.
edit on 9-1-2013 by retirednature because: spell check