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The Oracle at Delphi - was it, perhaps, oracular?
11/24/2010 5:16:59 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Why do experts on the Oracle at Delphi never seem to consider that something truly oracular may have been going on? Could a hoax have endured for ten centuries?


Watched a fascinatiDelphi 1ng programme last night on the Oracle at Delphi – Ancient Worlds presented by Dr Michael Scott. The Oracle pulled in visitors from across the Mediterranean world for over a thousand years, finally falling silent with the spread of the new Roman Church during the 4th century">http://gregorysams.typepad.com/.a/6a01156f26ec27970c01348976d4ff970c-pi" _mce_style="float: left;" href="http://gregorysams.typepad.com/.a/6a01156f26ec27970c01348976d4ff970c-pi" style="float: left;">Delphi 1ng programme last night on the Oracle at Delphi – Ancient Worlds presented by Dr Michael Scott. The Oracle pulled in visitors from across the Mediterranean world for over a thousand years, finally falling silent with the spread of the new Roman Church during the 4th century.

Considering the lack of trains, planes and automobiles in the ancient world, we must be impressed by the pull of Delphi for ten centuries. Go that far back in British history and William the Conqueror was still known as William the Bastard. Can you think of any facility in Britain that has enjoyed uninterrupted public support for such a period? I can't">http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDwilliam1.htm" href="http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDwilliam1.htm">William the Conqueror was still known as William the Bastard. Can you think of any facility in Britain that has enjoyed uninterrupted public support for such a period? I can't.

I have one underlying complaint to make about Michael Scott's presentation, however. Though he has clearly studied the amazing history of the Oracle in great depth, never at any point during this programme does he even consider that perhaps, just perhaps, there was  something genuinely oracular about the place. Could a thousand years of patronage by the good anOracle-delphid the great indicate that valid advice and prediction was dispensed at Delhi">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle">oracular about the place. Could a thousand years of patronage by the good anOracle-delphid the great indicate that valid advice and prediction was dispensed at Delhi?

Today we just dismiss all this as stuff and nonsense and superstition…we know so much better now. Or so the Church and science tell us. Are we being arrogant in our dismissal? The ancients, after all, were not a bunch of stupid dunces living in caves. They had great civilizations, even twin water conduits, with one for drinking and one for washing (no bottled water for the Romans or Aztecs). They built pyramids and temples; developed mathematics and astronomy; fostered agriculture and commerce. Perhaps, just perhaps, they knew some things that we do not">http://www.iwaponline.com/ws/00701/ws007010147.htm" href="http://www.iwaponline.com/ws/00701/ws007010147.htm">Aztecs). They built pyramids and temples; developed mathematics and astronomy; fostered agriculture and commerce. Perhaps, just perhaps, they knew some things that we do not.

In the course of writing my last book, Sun of gOd, it became apparent to me that the so-called "ancients" were in some areas advanced to us today. Whilst they lacked our level of technology, they understood the nature of the spirit world, the spirit of metals and many other areas of understanding that have simply disappeared from our cultural heritage">http://sunofgod.net/" href="http://sunofgod.net/"> Sun of gOd, it became apparent to me that the so-called "ancients" were in some areas advanced to us today. Whilst they lacked our level of technology, they understood the nature of the spirit world, the spirit of metals and many other areas of understanding that have simply disappeared from our cultural heritage.

The pyramid-builders did not only have the ability to build monumental precision devices and align them to the heavens, they also recognized that the stones, the stars, and themselves were all part of the same interconnected system. It was a different way of looking at things.


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