Atlantis

 

Atlantis is a myth that most know about.  When people find out that I am an ancient historian one of the first questions they ask me is, “Do you know anything about Atlantis?”  It does not matter of the race, culture or background of that person, they want to know about Atlantis.  What is it about Atlantis that is imbedded in our memory?  I have to be careful about what I tell people because, just like religion, most of what they know is complete wrong.  When one is not ready to hear the truth, they lash out at the messenger. Continue reading “Atlantis”

Styx

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The River Styx gets its name from the Goddess Styx.  She was the Goddess of this river.  In the Greek myths it is said that she sided with Zeus during the Titan War.  Is this river in Greek mythology real?  Many rivers have been named after it, but what is it or where is it?  Herodotus says Styx originated near Feneos.  Herodotus has been accused of making up stories for entertainment, but he maintained he was only reporting what he was told.  One must understand that these myths and texts were written for the initiated.  For those who are not initiated, it is just a wild fanciful story.   Continue reading “Styx”

Hourglass

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The function of an Hourglass is to mark the passing of time as sand trickles through the narrow waist in the middle of the transparent glass container.  It is a very old Freemasonry symbol.  Many think the Egyptians use a clepsydra or water-clock and it was the predecessor of the hourglass.  I got news for them.  If it’s a Freemason and Alchemical symbol, it was used in ancient Egypt.  After all we get Hour from the name Horus. Continue reading “Hourglass”

Is This The Best We Can Do?

 

 

I ask my fellow human beings, Is this the best we can do?  I personally think the shape the world is in is the worst shape it can be. We live in a fake world from top to bottom.  We wake up everyday to basically do the same thing we did yesterday.  Our lives are on repeat.  We have the same thoughts, do the same activities, and basically see the same people.  Everyday.  This is what the movie Groundhog’s Day was trying to show.  Sure we take a vacation or occasionally try something new, but in no time we are right back to our routines.  Is this what it means to be Human?   Continue reading “Is This The Best We Can Do?”