>>435039 >American colonies get representation in the House of Commons >Liberals take power, William Pitt never become Prime Minister >The French revolution is favored instead of fought >Napoleon and the King make the Treaty of Amiens, but this time, it is respected >Napoleon starts his conquest of Europe against the coalitions of Europe backed by powerful british bankers,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>435039 Either there would have been another war at the start of the 19th century after the Slave Trade Act 1807 and Slavery Abolition Act 1833 were passed. Or they would have been given independence under the British North America Act.
Shroud of Turin thread: What do you believe? Saw it on the History Channel today and did some research. For me I'm really torn. Thought it was fake from the carbon dating saying it was from the 1300's, then was refuted by the fact there was dirt matching the same geological properties as were found in Jerusalem tombs of the time. And then in those tombs the style does not match other fabrics yet paintings as early as the 7th century depict the shroud with its pattern. What's your two cents?
What triggered the first ''humans'' so to speak, first idea, of language,music, writing , money, trading etc.? By that i mean, the spark of consciousness. Every one seems to have a different opinion on the topic.
CONSCIOUSNESS IN ITS PRESENT CONDITION ORIGINATED IN CIRCA SEVENTH CENTURY C E , MOST PROBABLY DUE TO AN ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENON THAT EITHER ALTERED PERSONS NEUROPSYCHOLOGICALLY, OR MUTATED THEM GENETICALLY SO THAT THEIR OFFSPRING WERE BORN AS CONSCIOUS MUTANTS, OR BOTH.
>>434874 >Couldn't america and the soviet union have just kept their borders open and kept trading with each other? They weren't open in the first place?
The Soviets were allies of convenience, and vice versa. They were both growing increasingly worried over each others influence in world politics, and the Blocs they formed were measures of containment.
>Who started the Cold war It officially started sometime during the Greek civil war,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>434874 The Cold War was already happening during WWII, FDR and Stalin both realized that there was an underlying ideological conflict, to the point that Stalin often implied FDR was waiting to enter the European Conflict because he hoped the Soviets and Nazi's would wipe each other out. Wasn't until the Long Telegram (when a US Gov't official over in Russia, I can't be assed to look up his name or position, wrote President Truman and made it clear that a conflict was com) was written that the was shifted... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
We experience time as a series of singular moments, when in fact all those moments exist as a singular simultaneous occurrence.
If you think of time as just a 4th spatial dimension, and consider our position in the 3d dimension as relative to the 4th as our shadows (2nd dimension) are to us, you can see clearly that we are limited in the scope of our vision.
There's something I'd like to know about you cucks arguing for the existence of god, but never find any arguments that can defend your theological position. To any of those that don't, this thread isn't for you to reply to.
>>434867 Oh yeah, what I wanted to know is why do you use whatever god-given logic and reasoning powers you were given to arrive at some semblance of evidence/proof for God, but make the jump and pick a religion that has all a bunch of dogma and other shit surrounding it that is completely indefensible in the same way.
Anybody got good videos on hoplite warfare re-enactments? I've heard people argue whether they held the spears overhead (risking hitting the guy in the back in the eye) or underhand (hitting the guy in the back in the dick)
>>434739 It would be impossible for a closed hoplite rank to use their spear underhand. It just is not practical at all.
The argument derives from some people refusing to believe ancient sources on the way hoplites fought: pushing into each other. This is only because historical martial recreationists think it is stupid, and either nobody would die or everybody would die.
Illustrations of hoplite phalanx, including arguably the first, depict overhand use of the spear. Not only that, they even show how the spear... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hello, /his/. First, the link: https://mega.nz/#F!AE5yjIqB!y7Vdxdb5pbNsi2O3zyq9KQ
This time we've got a moderate library update with some new folders and lots of new texts. The new folders are “Zoroastrianism” and “Shamanism”. Zoroastrianism has mostly new files while Shamanism is me movinng a number of books around and adding one extra. As usual expansions are alphabetized by folder.
>A.'.A.'.>Philosophy Added “Eschatology and Space” which talks about space and it's relation to the end... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>434623 >Psychological Model Added Jung's notes from a lecture “On the Psychology of Kundalini Yoga”.
>Shamanic Now contains “In Darkness and Secrecy”, “Sex Worship and Symbolism”, “Shamanism: A Biopsychosocial Paradigm” and the newly added “Jaguar Within” which touches on shapeshifting in Meso/South American artforms. Moved most of my academic request folder into here as that's what people were requesting.
>Zoroastrianism Added... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>434679 Extracted from various comments by David Chaim Smith as well as his book "Blazing Dew of Stars".
The Lamp of Darkness:
Jewish mysticism posits that the ultimate mystery is En (without) Sof (limit), the infinite, which is absolute essential creativity. Theism and nihilism equally reify its living mystery with their respective conceptual stances of affirmation and negation. Although En Sof always escapes the clutches of such conceptualizations, it can be realized in the gnostic sense if its nature... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>434763 Conventionally fixated magicians are often seduced into the dark glamour of the klipot’s temporary illusion of power. This stems from a conventional hunger to dominate and manipulate phenomena and inflate one’s sense of identity in the process. Both the adolescent mage and the fretful religionist share the habit of reifying phenomena. The solution to both is a shift in view. Continually holding to primordial purity mitigates the rigidity of the klipot, but its vividness can still shine through. Through its playful brightness the primordial sparks can break through their mundane shells and be gathered. Holding the gnostic view dissolves their prisons, and breaks them free to enter one’s practice. Facing any kind of phenomena directly and nakedly is spiritual practice. Its strength and disposition is shaped in each moment, and in turn, shapes the meaning of our life.
Once realization ripens, it is only a matter of how stable it remains. The tzadik, or stable realizer, does not fall back into the klipot to reify a subject or an object. The tzadik’s life is the seal of the primordial purity that is the basis of a living gnosis. However this distinction does not imply objective moral status. This represents a decisive break from the view of Judeo-Christian religion and theism in general, which generally holds the klipot as barriers between man from god, thus becoming the mechanisms of ‘evil’. The non-emanationist view neither supports the existence of a barrier or the implied dichotomy of good or evil. These issues are the exclusive domain of religion, and can be a tremendous sidetrack for a contemplator.
>The katechon (from Greek: τὸ kατέχον, "that which withholds", or ὁ kατέχων, "the one who withholds") is a biblical concept which has subsequently developed into a notion of political philosophy. The following identifications of the katechon have been proposed: The Name of God (or God's presence); The Holy Spirit; The Archangel Michael; The Catholic Church (and the perpetual sacrifice of the Eucharist); The Papacy; The Holy Roman Empire; The State as such; The Law; Some more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>You will never live past 45 >You will never know a town which does not smell like crap >You will never stop smelling of crap because bathing encourages sinfullness >You will never live in a house that's not partly made of crap >You will probably never go more than 30km from the place of your birth >You will never learn to read or write >You will always... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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