For many years, the world has hummed a sweet, optimistic tune, about the benefits of globalization, with the mainstream media constantly touting the advantages of an increasingly inter-connected world, with little appreciation for its uneven benefits.
The Moon-Eyed people were said to be a race of small people that, according to Cherokee legend, were blinded by daylight, but able to see in moonlight, who only came out at night, and were described as under three feet tall, light-skinned, with big blue eyes.
The Cherokee are one of the indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands of the United States. Prior to the 18th century, they were concentrated in what is now southwestern North Carolina, southeastern Tennessee, edges of western South Carolina, northeastern Georgia and northeastern Alabama.
Dark matter is a form of matter thought to account for approximately 85% of the matter in the universe and about a quarter of its total energy density, possibly being composed of some as-yet undiscovered subatomic particles. According to ancient alchemy and medieval science, aether or ether, also called quintessence, is an omnipresent material that permeates the entire universe.
Now, scientists claim they have observed a fifth force of nature that could transform our understanding of how the universe works. Researchers at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have published results that they claim could not be explained by the current understanding of physics.
The term Black Madonna refers to statues or paintings of the Blessed Virgin Mary, generally found in Catholic and Orthodox countries, in which she, and often the infant Jesus, are depicted as dark or black, with an esoteric significance linked to ancient alchemy, Medieval Christianity, the Knights Templar, Mary Magdalene, and an occult Pagan (Mother Goddess) symbology seen in many parts of the ancient world.
Scientists have sequenced a 37,000-year-old European genome. The results show that present-day Europeans are the closest living relatives to the first people in Europe. The genome also indicates that many European traits, including those from the Middle East, were already present in the first Europeans. The study, which was recently published in Science, sheds entirely new light on who Europeans are, which was originally a separate species from African lineages.
An international team of scientists have sequenced the genome of a 37,000-year-old male skeleton found in Kostenki in Russia. It turns out that Scandinavians, Balts and Slavs are more closely related to the Kostenki man than any other now-living population. This means that northern Europeans are the earliest Europeans.
The study, which was recently published in Science, sheds entirely new light on who we are as Europeans. "From a genetic point of view he's a European," says Professor Eske Willerslev, Director of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, who was involved in the new study, and adds: "Actually, he is closer to Danes, Swedes, Finns and Russians than to Frenchmen, Spaniards and Germans”. Split happened within a 8.000 year gap
The new results reveal that the man is the oldest that we know of so far to genetically represent a separate line from the forebears of present-day Asians. This is decisive when it comes to dating one of the most important events in history. "We can now date the separation time between Asians and Europeans."
He points out that the Kostenki genome sets a line 37,000 years ago. Here the lines must have split, while the 45,000-year-old genome from the recently discovered Ust' Ishim in Siberia sets the limit in the other direction.
This gives the answer to one of the biggest questions in the history of mankind; scientists now know that it is within the 8000 year gap that Europeans and Asians went their separate ways. Meta-population: sex across populations. A meta-population consists of several populations which mate with each other.
The meta-population is connected through the neighbor's neighbors, consisting of people who generally resemble each other a lot, but who also have their own unique traits. "It was a huge, complex network, and not separate branches that lived in isolation,” says Willerslev.
He believes the Europeans must have been one enormous meta-population stretching across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. The study, which was recently published in Science, sheds entirely new light on who we are as Europeans, which was originally a separate species from African lineages.
What did a meal taste like 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia? Pretty good, according to a team of international scholars who have deciphered and are re-creating what are considered to be the world's oldest-known culinary recipes. The recipes were inscribed on ancient Babylonian cuneiform tablets, and include instructions on how to prepare them, with lots of the recipes containing beer.
Mercury is a god in Roman mythology, the equivalent of Hermes in Greek mythology, Thoth in ancient Egypt, and one of the 12 deities within the ancient Roman pantheon. Mercury is also a shiny, silvery, metal, sometimes called quicksilver, and the only metal that is a liquid at standard room temperature.
The spiritual elite of India have been using and handling alchemically purified and solidified Mercury for thousands of years, and ancient Vedic scriptures describe the use of spinning Mercury to achieve anti-gravitational propulsion for flying craft called Vimanas.
The Ain Dara site is located northwest of Aleppo, Syria, and dates back over 3,000 years, to around the 10th century BC. The ancient Syro-Hittite temple was decorated with stone sculptures depicting lions and sphinxes, with massive footprints measuring about one meter long and facing toward the interior of the temple carved into the floor right outside of the entrance.
The states that are called Syro-Hittite were Luwian, Aramaic and Phoenician speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in around 1180 BC and lasted until roughly 700 BC.
Inanna is the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, sensuality, fertility, and war. Mythological similarities from Anatolia and the Middle East can be found in other parts of the ancient world, having been disseminated there during the Holocene, along with domesticated animals, Indo-European languages, and agricultural civilization.
According to Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian mythology tells that the Scandinavian god Odin moved with his people to Norway from a land by the Caucasus mountains and the Black Sea. These conclusions were shared by the Icelander, Snorre Sturlason, in 1241, (Snorri, The Sagas of the Viking Kings of Norway, Oslo 1987) who places the location in southern Russia or the Caucasus.
The Sumerians were an agricultural civilization that permanently settled Mesopotamia between 5500BC and 4000BC, developing early cuneiform writing around 3000 BC. They were absorbed into the cultures that they founded, and remembered in their myth as their nobility. Today, academia calls them "Proto-Indo-Europeans".
One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age, from the 8th to the 14th century. The reason there is no authorship to the Arabian Nights is because they are very ancient stories, which come down to us from a time long before Islam existed.
Monoceros is Latin for Unicorn, and is the name of the constellation of the Unicorn, only visible in the winter months in the Northern sky, then it disappears from view, re-appearing again the following winter, and so appears to die, but then is re-born again the following winter, December 25th, which also coincides with the winter solstice, where the Sun is re-born. So, in an astro-theological context, the Unicorn has been associated with and represents Christ. While Christian writings interpret the unicorn and its death to Jesus, certain occult circles regard an esoteric significance to it which pre-dates Christianity altogether.
The Inquisition was a group of institutions within the Catholic Church whose aim was to combat heresy. The Inquisition started in 12th-century France to combat religious dissent, in particular the Cathars.
The Lambton Worm is a legend from County Durham, and is one of the area’s most famous pieces of folklore, centered around John Lambton, heir of the Lambton Estate, and his fierce battle with a gigantic worm (Dragon) that had been terrorizing the local villages.
The legendary Polish Prince Krakus was first mentioned in the year 1190 and according to legend established the settlement above a cave that was occupied by a terrible dragon. The cave's entrance was at the foot of Wawell Hill, and in many versions of the story, the dragon especially enjoyed eating young maidens, and could only be appeased if the townsfolk left a young girl in front of its cave once a month.
Sometime during the 12th century, two children appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, England, seemingly out of nowhere, speaking in an unknown language, wearing strange clothing, and their skin was green. When the girl learned to speak English, she relayed the story of their underground homeland, where it was always twilight.
Located in the forests, about 30 miles north of Prague, is the mysterious Gothic Houska Castle. It was constructed in a remote area, in the second half of the 13th century, during the reign of Ottokar II of Bohemia. Folklore states that the significance of its location is due to a bottomless pit, or what some have called a gateway to hell, or gateway to other worlds, and that Bohemian rulers decided to seal up the gateway with the castle. There are legends surrounding this deep hole, with some locals claiming it is an entrance into a subterranean cavern system leading to possibly inhabited realms of the inner earth.
Charles Darwin was the first scientist to propose the “little warm pond” theory for how primitive cells first evolved. Now a new study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, suggests life actually originated in deep-sea hydrothermal vents, with potentially profound ramifications in the search for alien life.
Can there be light below the surface of the Earth, without any exposure to the Sun? Surprisingly, the answer is YES. Bioluminescent organisms have the ability to glow, almost as if by magic, like in the movie Avatar. http://atlanteangardens.blogspot.com/2016/04/inner-earth-glows-like-in-movie-avatar.html
On the Micronesian island of Pohnpei, there exists an archaeological site of mysterious stone ruins, called Nan Mandol, nicknamed the “Venice of the Pacific”. Little can be verified about the vast megalithic construction, but Pohnpeian tradition claims that the builders of the stone complex migrated there long ago. H. P.Lovecraft used the story of the ruins as the basis for his R’lyeh, a fictional sunken city, appearing in the short story “Call of Cthulhu”.
The Queen of Sheba is a figure mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, where in the original story, she brings a caravan of valuable gifts for the Israelite King Solomon. This tale has undergone extensive Jewish, Islamic, and Ethiopian elaborations. A central aspect of traditional Ethiopian history, some modern historians identify Sheba with the South Arabian kingdom of Saba in present-day Yemen.