reply to post by beautyofperil
It might have taken the wrinkle out of your brow..
Re: the thread topic, I'd say that the Library of Alexandria which "accidentally" burned down about 30BC (something like that) represented the
greatest loss, although some of the info was preserved at a sister library, and, at various monasteries, which have maintained and preserved much of
the ancient wisdom teachings and ancient history.
It is also interesting how many places and events recorded in ancient history are now turning out to be real whereby there's real truth in back of
some of the greatest mythologies i.e.: Nineveh (although I'm not saying that Jonah survived inside a whale for three days).
I have a particular penchant for Ancient India along with the notion that many of the histories, philosophies and ideas scattered throughout whole
regions, from ancient Ur and Babylonia all the way to the Himalayas - intermingled and cross-pollinated, so that in certain times and places, even in
certain historical figures including the one I was mentioning earlier - they meet and intersect, like a historical crossroads
between East and
West, which include as much Greek thought as Toaist, as much in the mastery of debate and philosophical argument, as the wisdom of meditative
contemplation and Yoga (inner perfection and harmony), as much Hindu "Bramhavidya" (sacred science) as Jewish mysticism and messianism (see the
history of the Essenes noting that John the Baptist was one)..
"The kingdom of heaven is like a man who brings forth from his storehouse both something old and something new."
Think I'm crazy, that I'm "Mad"..?
Check out this article, and you might begin to understand and come to appreciate what I'm talking about i.e.: what's old made new again.
The Mad Movement and the Sixties' Counter-Culture Project
History is never lost when we can learn from it while accessing our birth-rite and the inheritance prepared for us from the time before time.
Whoever gains that retrieves history for himself and for his fellow man.
Let us gain from history's lessons, and great triumphs.
Therefore we must always and forever keep an open mind, and think very carefully before tossing anything out of the way as useless. You never know
what precious diamonds are laying right in front of our eyes, if we would but look and look again..
edit on 5-2-2013 by NewAgeMan because: I don't care, but I do..