The Oldest European Town dated 9,000 BC

Monday 27 May 2019 at 3:36 pm

by Nataša Pantović Amazon Link

In the course of human evolution, people learned to live together, first in small isolated groups, than in larger communities and some of the societies became civilizations. Now, I can bet that you did not know that the first European town-settlement was Lepenski Vir now dated to 9,500 BC. You might say, Plovdiv, in Bulgaria - 6000 BC. Plovdiv is by far the oldest city in Europe, having been founded about 6000 BC... Or Athens, in Greece with its first settlement dating to 3000 BC.

Or perhaps Lepenski Vir, dated to 9,500 BC to 6,000 BC.

The Oldest European Town Lepenski Vir Sculpture
 

The Oldest European Town Lepenski Vir Sculpture

I am now talking about the real cultures, unlike the ones that are only within our mythology, such as Atlantis. Going back to the very cradle of civilization we find:

The Persian civilization and the Ancient Greek Civilization during the period: 2700 BC– 200 AC

Of course, there is Ancient China, it was around 2700 BC that the legendary Yellow Emperor began his rule, The Mayan Civilization, 2600 BC – 900 AC that flourished in Central America. According to them, the world was created on August 11, 3,114 BC, the date from which their calendar begins. So not even they could imagine a culture that is as old as 6,000 BC.

The Indus Valley Civilization, covers the period of 3300 BC–1900 BC. Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was one of three early civilizations of the ancient world. The peak phase of this civilization was from 2600 BC to around 1900 BC. A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture is evident in the Indus Valley civilization. The Mesopotamian Civilization, from around 3300 BC to 750 BC is where civilized society truly began to take shape. They prospered in the regions of modern day Iraq, then known as Babylonia, Sumer, and the Assyria Highlands.

When you speak of anything earlier you get really excited if you find a skeleton dated some 1,000s of years or a cave with arts that goes back a 1,000 of years. The time-line of the Megalithic cultures in Europe, known for constructing the megalithic temples are 3,600 BC: in Malta (Ġgantija and Mnajdra temples); 3,000 BC: Constructions of Ħaġar Qim and Tarxien, and 2,800 BC: Construction of Stonehenge in the UK.

Each civilization contributed to our and subconscious development in many ways: with new inventions, art, philosophies, lifestyles, etc. From the very cradle of civilization to our children, who we are, is the result of all our learnings.

This relatively recent archaeological finding became extremely interesting when we place the time frame to the settlement and we realise that we are not in the middle of discovery of 1 cave or 1 wall or 1 house but a settlement of 136 homes.

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Mystical Prayer

Learning from St. John and Dionysius 500 AC Monday 20 May 2019 at 11:54 am

Learning from St. John and Dionysius 500 AC

by Nataša Pantović

Dionysius, a Syrian monk who in 500 AC, has devoted his life and research to our Mother Philosophy and her Sister Theosophy, in his noble attempt to unite Neo-Platonic Philosophical thought and Christianity with its mystical experience of or . Known only by his pseudonym, Dionysius, he wrote a series of Greek treatises and for this work he was loved and respected by many. Not able to prove his true name, many a historian and researcher have gone back to his writings, and as it usually is some have tried to claim the supremacy of his thought, either by plainly copying his concepts or by calling themselves by his-own name.

A large segment of researchers of medieval Christian spirituality do agree with his research and conclusions. For further info check his book: “On the Divine Names”, “On the Celestial Hierarchy”, and “On Mystical Theology”.

God’s transcendence or its divinity is essentially experienced as the pair of opposites: grace and judgment, being and non-being, time and eternity.

St. Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 Christian mystic about meditation
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Ancient Temples & Fire Stolen from Gods

Learning from Babylon and the oldest Basilica di Porta Maggiore underground Pythagoras Church in Rome Italy Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 1:04 pm

Ancient Temples and Enlightened

by Nataša Pantović

Full moon on the Southern Gaia’s Hemisphere came expectedly yet surprisingly different. She met Him in full force, face to face, keeping us, mortals, speechless, causing a mini Universal Chaos within the elements. So exciting was their pre-meditated and long awaited Cosmic dynamic Relief. Both a black cat and a black dog crossed my path this morning, reminding me to “remember” to stay awake and exchange with the souls I meet. You must have heard of Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθενών), a temple on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena built around 440 BC.

Parthenon illustration published in 1688 depicting the structure in its entirety by Vincenzo Coronelli

Parthenon (440 BC) from an illustration published in 1688 depicting the structure in its entirety by Vincenzo Coronelli

With the most unfortunate history of our religious wars, the ancient Parthenon was first converted into a Christian church in 600 AC and during the Ottoman rule in Greece, from 1453, in to a mosque. Yet it managed to survive until 1687, when the Pope and the Venetian Governors assembled the so-called “Venetian” army, and send a general Morosini to fight the Ottoman Empire. In his unsuccessful siege of the city the Acropolis was bombarded continuously for eight days, and on September 26, 1687, a bomb hit the storage gunpowder magazine and completely blew it apart. 

The Enlightened Man & Fire Stolen from Gods

The ancient Temples were built to be an allegory for the enlightened man. Within an Egyptian Initiation, next to the great Sphinx of Thebes that has a head of a man, body of a lion, wings of an eagle, our ancestors worshiped the Water, Air, Earth, or Fire, stolen from Gods, as the pre-structured resistance within all that is Form, a dragon-like creature that represents the Life Force itself. Throughout our mythology, the man swims through consciousness and subconscious layers of behavior and within various artistic expressions, as a knight, he fights the Life Force, taming it with his knowledge and Light.

Pythagoras gave the name of Monad (1) to , and Dyad (2) to matter. The first and highest aspect of God is described by Plato as the One. The Monad (indescribable) emanated the Demiurge (Tao, Consciousness, Transcendent Source) or the creator. Plato, in the Socratic dialogue Timaeus, refers the Demiurge as a benevolent force that has created the world out of Chaos. Plotinus who is noted as the founder of Neoplatonism metaphorically identified the Demiurge as the Greek God Zeus. Schopenhauer in his Parerga and Paralipomena, published in 1851, wrote of this Neoplatonist philosopher: "With Plotinus there even appears, probably for the first time in Western philosophy, idealism that had long been current in the East even at that time, for it taught that the soul has made the world by stepping from eternity into time...”

Oldest Basilica di Porta Maggiore underground Pythagoras Church in Rome Italy

Oldest Basilica di Porta Maggiore underground Pythagoras Church in Rome Italy

Aristotle equated matter with the formation of the elements moved to action by force or motion. These two are now known as Aristotle's Energeia and Plato's Demiurge.

The Demiurge of Neoplatonism is the Nous or the mind of God, and it is:

  1. Arche – “beginning” or the source of all things,
  2. Logos – “reason” or the cause behind all,
  3. Harmonia – “harmony” reflected with the Numbers in mathematics

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Leonardo da Vinci's Leda with Swan Mystical Knowledge

Mesopotamia Gods and their Ancient Wisdom Thursday 17 January 2019 at 1:32 pm

Ancient Worlds Teachings from Leonardo da Vinci's - Leda with Swan

by Nataša Pantović

During 1505-1510, in Florence, Leonardo da Vinci paints his Leda with the Swan, with the motif of a natural landscape untouched by a human hand, depicting Leda and her lover, the Swan, Zeus disguised, the father of the s.

I was surprised to see the same Leda in Leonardo’s Madonna of the Rocks as a mystical metaphor for Mary.

Playing with our subconscious and using his art to awaken deep emotions, painting with contrasting colors, this genius indirectly tells us where our attraction comes from, and what is our  connecting with, why is Light so important for us...

Leda with Swans Leonardo da Vinci 1510

Leda with Swans Leonardo da Vinci 1510

Leda as Venus and our Concept of Beauty

Leda has exaggerated curves, as antique statues of Venus had, linking with our subconscious concept of love, a perfect youthful face, with a long pointed nose and no eyebrows, no wrinkles, totally symmetrical, surrounded with gold and sparkles, the body that shines with light, pointing at her children, hatching from eggs.

The original of the painting is lost, probably deliberately destroyed, and was last recorded in the French royal Court in 1625. However the picture is known from many copies, of which the earliest is probably the Spiridon Leda, now in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Madonna of the Rocks by Leonardo

The same Leda was depicted in Leonardo’s symbolism as metaphors for Mary.

A perfect face far too young to be a mother, removed from all the shades of childbirth or motherhood suffering, with the hair-style that you find only in a carefully straightened, with lots of trouble contained curly hair, surely never used in a “staple” condition of Jesus’ birth, with a chubby, happy, content, over-sized baby, awakening “oh, how sweeet” emotional reaction within us, with no “suffering” faces of all ages to remind us that Life is a Struggle.

Madonna and child Jesus with the infant John the Baptist and an angel, in a rocky setting

Leonardo Da Vinci Vergine delle Rocce Louvre Paris

Leonardo Da Vinci Vergine delle Rocce Louvre Paris

This painting is known as Madonna of the Rocks. The earlier version is in The Louvre in Paris and the latter one is in the National Gallery, in London. Both are nearly 2 meters high and painted in oils on wooden panel.

Age of Enlightenment in Venice and Sandro Botticelli’s Venus

Coming from the same city Venice, just a bit earlier (1445 – 1510) we find Sandro Botticelli’s Venus equally entrancing. Some years back, even though this was not my conscious intention, when I visited the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, I just could not get out of the room of where the Botticelli’s Venus was and even though I consciously wished to pay respect to other Masters within the same Gallery, I had to return to silence and divine expansion experienced watching Venus’s adventures.

the-birth-of-venus-Botticelli four elements within birth of Venus

Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli 1482, in Uffizi Gallery in Florence

“For primitive man… His country is neither a geographical nor a political entity. It is that territory which contains his mythology, his religion, all his thinking and feeling in so far as he is unconscious of these functions… Primitive man is un-psychological. Psychic happenings take place outside him in an objective way. Even the things he dreams about are real to him…”

Jung, Lecture, Archaic Man, Collected Works, Civilization in Transition

Don’t you find Mythology to be the most fascinating science? Passed through pictures, like the ancient Egyptian spirituality, whether Christians, Muslims or Hindus, Taoist, Jews, Atheists or Buddhists, our scientists, applied psychologists and researchers, always followed their inner-most drive for goodness as their souls’ quest, no matter what their have chosen as their personal growth system. While in Malta I was graced to meet some of the most inspiring Catholic Priests, father George for example, helped my adoption journey introducing me to Sister’s Luganda’s Ethiopian orphanage, both of them around 60, still following the path of Jesus helping poor within their missions!

Back in the day, by around the 2000 BC to 700 BC, Mesopotamia was ruled by Amorites, the Amorites (/ˈæməˌraɪts/; Sumerian MAR.TU; Egyptian Amar; Hebrew אמורי ʼĔmōrī; Ancient Greek: Ἀμορραῖοι) established Babylon as their largest city. The term Amurru in Sumerian texts refers to both them and to their principal deity. It was the largest city in the world (10 square km), the first city to reach a population above 200,000 people.

Back in the day, their ancient wisdom was passed to us, their ancestors, through pictures on the temples’ walls or vases. So, the whole world of mythological creatures was a gift of conscious and unconscious learnings and some exceptionally talented scientists of the last 200 years devoted their lives to translate these works. When I for the first time held the 16th century book of Plato, in an attempt to closer examine the Old Greeks writingssince it is closer to the way we express our thoughts, I was completely intrigued by the book! It was TINY!!!! Since there was no printing press, his books were just a few A6 pages long.

So when we read “1,000s of Greek boats sailed across the sea to battle a monster…” we call it a myth, a mixture of truth and reality, yet ancient Greeks or Egyptians never drew an image of 1,000 boats, but two indicating “many”, and they drew a monster not necessarily because they believed in monsters but perhaps to warn us against a more advanced enemy that uses fire as weapon, or they encountered a disease sent by Gods – a type of madness perhaps for drinking salty waters, etc... How deeply words get lost in translation! If you wish to explore any subject further, I encourage you my dear consciousness researcher to follow the original research of our ancestors trusting their wisdom inspired logic, going back to the ancient Egyptian paintings and Greek paintings for guideline. Trust me, our brains are no better nor worse than our ancestors’, we just live surrounded by different set of circumstances, and we may or may not use the opportunity to learn from their wisdom inspired knowledge.

Apollo was the God of healing, music and poetry, but also of oracles. Is this a message to use poetry, and music while talking to Gods?

Hermes was the God of travelers and thieves and he played lyre, a bit like our Gypsis…

 Mystical Christianity Alpha and Omega

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Esoteric teachings of Golden Citizens of Ancient Greece

Spiritual Wisdom of Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle introducing Democracy within Greek City States 400 BC Friday 04 January 2019 at 07:56 am

Ancient Greek Philosophers 400 BC – 200 AC

Closer to Truth closer to s and their

by Nataša Pantović

Perfection by Nataša Pantović Esoteric teachings of Golden Citizens of Ancient Greece

Treading the path of the development of Human Thought, giving full respect to Mother Philosophy and acknowledging how difficult it is to implement any noble idea in the world where Peace as humanity highest potential is still waiting, we cannot but stay in owe of Greek leaders like , or who in their Search of the Highest, were introducing democracy within their city states 100s of years before Christ.

In search of perfection, veneering many centuries of struggle for equality, researching , and the arena of alchemy of human society, todaz we give our respect towards some of the most amazing social experiments and their implementation by exceptional s and s born around the Mediterranean, more than 2,000 years ago.

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