The" Great Year" Cycles
Current theories of history generally ignore myth and folklore and do not consider any macro external influences on consciousness. For the most part, modern history theory teaches us that consciousness or history moves in a linear pattern from primitive to modern with few exceptions.
Some of its tenets include:
- Mankind evolved out of Africa,
- People were hunter-gatherers until about 5000 years ago,
- Tribes first banded together for protection from other warring parties,
- Written communication must precede any large engineered structures or populous civilizations.
The problem with this widely accepted paradigm is that it is not consistent with the evolving interpretation of recently discovered ancient cultures and anomalous artifacts. In the last hundred years major discoveries have been made in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, the Asian plains, South America and many other regions that break the rules of history theory and push back the time of advanced human development. Specifically, they show ancient man was far more proficient and civilized nearly 5000 years ago than he was during the more recent Dark Ages of just a thousand years ago.
Understanding that consciousness may indeed rise and fall with the motions of the heavens gives meaning to ancient myth and folklore and puts anomalous artifacts such as the Antikythera device into an historical context that makes sense. It speaks to why so many ancient cultures might have been fascinated with the stars and it provides us with a workable paradigm in which to understand history. It could also help us identify the forces that propelled the renaissance and that may be accelerating consciousness in the current era. Myth and folklore, the scientific language of yore, provide a colorful look at consciousness throughout the different ages.
Character of the Ages
The Greek historian Hesiod tells us of the wonderful nature of the last Golden Age when ‘peace and plenty’ abounded. Hopi myths tell us of cities on the bottom of the sea. Typically ancient peoples broke the great cycle into an ascending and descending phase, each with four periods. For example, the Vedic or Hindu culture tells us that when the Autumnal Equinox moves from Virgo to Aires we go through the ascending Kali, Dwapara, Treta and Satya Yugas (the golden era) before slowly declining in reverse order as the equinox completes its journey. The Greeks and other early Mediterranean civilizations used like periods and labeled them the Iron, Bronze, Silver and Golden Ages. More distant cultures such as the Maya or Hopi used still other names such as ‘worlds’ or ‘Suns’, and labeled them ‘fourth or fifth’, to identify the recent epochs.
A relatively modern proponent of the cyclical system was the Sanskrit Sage, Swami Sri Yukteswar, author of The Holy Science. He taught that the position of our solar system relative to another star now indicates we are in recent transition from the lowest material age, the Kali Yuga, into the electrical or atomic age, the Dwapara Yuga.
And the Megalith Builders too
Excellent note. Hopefully we will live to know the truth about our ancestors. Definitely, the cycles of the sky regulated their religious and political affairs. For example, the Megalith Builders were a solar culture organized as a confederation of kingdoms where the king ruled for a fixed period determined by the metonic cycle (about 19 years). The ceremony in which they renewed the monarchy, celebrated at Avebury, was based upon the celestial scene contemplated during the heliacal rising of Rigel, the brightest star of Orion. In the 24th century BC, when the Sun at midsummer transited over Regulus (the brightest star of Leo), this ceremony was moved to midwinter and to Stonehenge, to regain visibility over a celestial scene that the precession of the equinoxes had deviated too much form the solstice. More information at http://onemysteryless.wordpress.com
Hesiod was a Greek Oral Poet not a historian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesiod
Originally Posted by Xela
DNA studies have now proven that mankind did originate in Africa.
"DNA studies have now proven that mankind did originate in Africa. "
Do you have a source for this? I would like to read it.
Its looking nice,thanx for sharing.
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