Originally posted by Devino
reply to post by intrptr
I also noticed this when I translated the word apocalypse. This too is true for the word "Revelation". Being taught early on that these two words mean doom and gloom and global destruction I found it very odd that it actually means to reveal or unveil.
When you define the word "Apocalypse" you get "the end of the world".
When you translate it, you get "to be revealed".
What is revealed?
What is revealed? Is the knowing of this revelation worthy of global destruction?
Ummm....Actually the "cables" are a....wait for it.......handrail.
Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
I would say it's a symbolic representation, though maybe one sees cables here centre foreground to activate the Dorje on special occasions, in reality probably not
Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by intrptr
Anyway, we're both crazy really. You're saying they were seeing into the future and I'm saying they were more advanced than we are today.
But why speak in metaphors? Why not simply say the mountain exploded?
I just have a harder time believing in trying to extract some divine meaning from texts that seem to simply state exactly what was happening in the skies above them, and to the geopolitical enemies of the time. A bit like how someone recorded the UFO battle over Nuremberg on the 14th April, 1561.
Ancient myths are considered metaphorical today because what the ancients described is beyond belief for our time. it is easy to consider myths as metaphores yet in doing so makes understanding them impossible in my opinion. The manner in which ancient historians recorded such events can be said to be rhetorical, or dramatized, to better capture the emotions of these times but not necessarily metaphorical. Relating these accounts to astronomical events makes understanding them so much easier I think.
But why speak in metaphors?
I agree! I do not think that these are descriptions of geological events but are more cosmological interactions. the similarities of these myths found around the world describe the gods as planets, or other solar objects, that interact with each other and sometimes Earth. Man is powerless to do anything about it but witness these events. The survivors recorded these events and now we call them myths. What really happend in ancient times?
Why suggest that gods fly around in machines/chariots/cars/flying kingdoms and not just record the geological event and then attribute it to a hidden gods will? I refuse to believe that every culture that tells of these wars between the gods are describing a natural geological event and then embellishing the story so....
Originally posted by PrivateSi
reply to post by bluestorm
Yes, I have seen a UFO - A fireball which I recorded on my mobile. It was moving quite slowly but definitely on fire. It looks like a PLASMA / FIRE 'dragon' (streak) on my phone but that's an artifact of the camera as to me it looked like a fireball. I saw it over Worcester, UK a few weeks before christmas last year (will try to get date from my phone).. I suspect some debris / meteor burning up. I've seen many magic lanterns and it wasn't one.
I believe in MAN-MADE modern technology... I believe in the ancient art of Metaphor and FANTASY in story telling, passed down and EXAGGERATED over time... The Vedic texts are good examples of what we now call SCI-FI - PSEUDO-SCI-FI would be a better description than pure fantasy.
I have researched this topic. There may be ETs and we MAY have been visited but there is certainly no hard evidence, only MODERN MYTH created by man's conjecture backed up by RUBBISH/PSEUDO-SCIENCE and pure NONSENSE.
Kunlun Volcano, Eagles fly away from it before it's going to ERUPT - Useful knowledge - especially if your ancestors were caught up in PYROCLASTIC FLOWS.. The 'weapon' is a symbol of personal and political power - like a ceremonial mace or crown... Get Real, I say, before you become UNREAL...
The south westerly mound, the Birs proper, is probably the most conspicuous and striking ruin in all of Iraq. On a 30 metre hilltop, a pointed mass of vitrified brick rises around 14 metres high. It is split down the centre and surrounded by huge masses of vitrified brick