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The Epic Of Gilgamesh

A little middle eastern history

In this image we have the bull being conquered or subdued. In India going back perhaps thousands of years before this time cattle were highly revered for their ability to help sustain life on the first images of cattle appeared in Egypt around 5000 BC.

In this image, life has been tamed at least if not forcefully controlled and is symbolic of the rise of material civilisation at the expense of the spiritual which would soon lead to the idea of patriarchy and the spread of misogyny across the world.

The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the earliest great work of literature that we know of outside of India, and was first written down by

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The Consequences of Alcohol

And it’s impact on civilisation

It’s a well established fact that alcohol dulls the senses and over a long-term period destroys brain tissue. Yet we are sensory beings and we rely on our senses to perceive the world around us as well as to make sense of that world. Therefore alcohol in effect is destroying sensitivity to life; in other words, making drinkers stupid.

Civilisation is a recognition that one belongs to a collective. So if we look at ants, each colony is a unique civilisation in a similar way to us. As human beings we all share common traits, but our sense of civilisation depends on our language and upbringing.

When we look at human civilisation, in the West

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The Swastika

An ancient symbol misunderstood

Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in relation to Polaris.

The symbol of the Swastika goes back over 11,000 years and is believed to have originated in the Harappan or Pre-Harappan period and the culture of the Indus Valley Civilization. There is also a mention of the Swastika in the Vedas around the same time.

The swastika, an Indian symbol of peace and continuity came into ill repute because of the Nazi regime in Germany who took it as their emblem. But they may not have had any idea what it represented. Unfortunately most people still look on the symbol with some disgust due to this recent chapter in our history, but elsewhere in the

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A Background on Hinduism

A science embedded in culture

B. B. Vishnu discusses the myths and facts of India. Some of the dates have been revised since this video was made. The Harrappan civilisation existed before 6000 BC and the Rig Veda as old if not older. Characters like Rama and Krishna who were thought to have been mythological characters have been proved to be actual people who lived some 5000 years ago.

Theory has the ancient port city of Dwarka as being built/ occupied about 1600BC, however some think that it was submerged at the end of the last ice age when ocean levels rose. Much of history as has been learned in the West attributes a great deal to the Arabs,

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History in context

Concepts of the Yugas, Astrological signs and Axial Precession

As I have so often said, we know very little about our history and the history that we think we know has been purposefully written to glamorise certain individuals and conceal unpleasant truths.

The idea of the time period referred to as a ‘yuga cycle’ has existed within Indian culture for thousands of years and interest about it only surfaced in the West when modern science discovered something called axial precession.

Within India that has been a great deal of misunderstanding about the yuga cycle which some pundits understood as being in the millions of years and somehow related to the birth and death of the physical universe which of course

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Moses - Man or Myth?

The Father of Judaism or a fictional character?

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The histories continue to put Moses from about 1300 – 1800BC, however there is no archaeological evidence to support his existence. It is possible that a man with a similar name took a small group of followers into Sinai and those beliefs may have eventually made their way to Canaan. However modern archaeology and genetics clearly defines the modern Israeli and Palestinian population as being descendants of the original Canaanite’s.

The principal story is that Moses took exception to the the fact that the Jewish slaves were being mistreated by the Egyptian masters and convinced them that they could have a better life and led them out of

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East to West

The falsehoods of history and implications for humanity

One of our most endearing home truths or moral truths is that a lie begets a lie. In other words, when someone tells a lie either they or some future generation have to tell further lies to avoid the first lie being exposed and that person discredited.

But when we look at that process of lying over hundreds and even thousands of years, the volume of lies keep on growing but they also become institutionalised.

Here I am referring to the evolution of civilisation. In the Western world we have been taught that the first civilisations began in Mesopotamia, Egypt and China based on available archaeological evidence and the tales passed on

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What is Islam?

The religion of peace…?

Islam is believed to have been created by the Prophet Mohammed in the 6th century. It is said that he lived in Mecca, Saudi Arabia as a merchant.

No one knows why Islam was created: was it a valid spiritual experience, was it to civilize the Arabs? Or, was it to complete with Judaism and Christianity, to be a strong arm for the Vatican or to partake in capitalism and the wealth creation?

The association with Islam today for most people is the war that has been going on in the Middle East for the past generation and it seems to be getting worse. But not only that, terrorist groups like ISIL and Al Shebab are

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Hinduism in Cambodia

Part of and ancient Vedantic Empire

Our knowledge of the world and its history is poorly known, but in the past few years it has become well-established that what people refer to as Hinduism which may be better described as Vedanta influenced all life from the Mediterranean to the Pacific.

Over 2000 years ago, Indian elephants helped to build Roman edifices and before them, Vedanta helped to shape Greek civilisation. But in the Far East architects and builders from India created the great temple complexes of Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom. Not only that, you’ll find Sanskrit words in the Filipino language and the Japanese and Korean temples all feature Hindu deities.

In fact Southeast Asia is filled with what

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Who Was Abraham?

In his History of the Jews, the Jewish scholar and theologian Flavius Josephus (37 – 100 A.D.), wrote that the Greek philosopher Aristotle had said: “…These Jews are derived from the Indian philosophers; they are named by the Indians Calani.” (Book I:22.)

Clearchus of Soli wrote, “The Jews descend from the philosophers of India. The philosophers are called in India Calanians and in Syria Jews. The name of their capital is very difficult to pronounce. It is called ‘Jerusalem.'”

“Megasthenes, who was sent to India by Seleucus Nicator, about three hundred years before Christ, and whose accounts from new inquiries are every day acquiring additional credit, says that the Jews ‘were an Indian tribe or sect called Kalani…'” (Anacalypsis, by

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