>>416727 >>416727 >Average man in prehistory Paleolithic diets give us a good idea what Prehistotic men looked like. They weren't exacty strong, but were built for running and had great endurance. Very little body fat. >Average Soldier Shorter, but in decent shape at the very least. They have more bodyfat on them thanks to agriculture providing food surplus' but still not as much as most men today.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>416727 Depends on social status. Footmen were weaker, since they lacked proper diet and rarely ate meat. Knights were stronger then regular people now, since they had to carry chainmail or even platemail, which weighted up to 15 kg. Archers also had to be strong to use longbows.
As a child I loved Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and I still do. I love both of them not only because of their works, but also because of their personalities. I admire Leonardo’s curiosity and his will to know everything and to master every topic (although it’s an impossible task*). As for Michelangelo, I love his extreme capacity for work, his endurance, his capacity of using his enormous egocentrism as fuel to his art (and not simply as a bitter fungus that would eat him up while he sat silently in the dark,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I also love Tolstoy. I think he is the greatest novelist and short-story writer of all time, but he is also an inspiration for me for the same reason as Michelangelo and Beethoven: an enormous capacity for work, and the magical chemistry of taming an unprecedented egocentrism and use it for the making of sublime art. Tolstoy was extremely proud, always paying attention on others, as if to compete with them, always trying to be the best at everything that he did, and constantly writing is his diaries the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
*I must refuse some of the ideas that the general public have about Leonardo, stating that he was a botanist, and inventor, a mathematician, an anatomist, and other things. The fact that he made drawings of trees and flowers does not make him a botanist: he never catalogued species, or reasoned about their reproductive method, or imagined how their organisms work: he merely drew them – that’s not what a botanist is. As for anatomy, it is true that his drawings of the human body are sublime, some of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What do you think is most interesting thing in religions. I need to write a paper on a specific religious topic, but I have trouble finding something really original which is also covered in academic writing. I was first thinking about satanic groups or something, but maybe you can come up with something better. Please do not come up with 'the role of women in *this religion*', thats not my thing.
I always thought that the most interesting thing about religions is how they often appropriate from older religions,and then perform incredible feats of pretzel logic to try to take what was obviously never meant to support the new position into saying that it does.
>>416119 I'm not the best person to ask, but I find the rise of monotheism interesting. Even without the abrahamic religions society was trending towards monotheistic ideals and the early monotheistic religions like mithraism, sol invictus, manichaeism etc. all developed at roughly the same time. Many of these religions have spiritual descendants today.
>>416139 I could write a muchhh larger paper about that, but I need something more specific now. I can only use about 2500 words.
I know there is some religious group who praises an angel who went against god, but later came back to heaven. Now they are often compared with satanists, but i cant remember or find the name of that group....
>>416114 If you consider dhimmitude, were you have to pay a special tax for existing and do not have the right to defend yourself against people attacking you, getting along reasonably well, then yeah, they did.
I always cringe a this threads massive anglophobia. Don't get me wrong, I'm not English and I hate the crumpet chewing traitor monkeys as you do but fuck me, they have done so much for the world if not more than your country whomever is posting.
>born out of rebellion >instituted a form of democracy and capitalism that would be emulated worldwide >ended the use of slaves >pioneered science, engineering, and mathematics >kickstarted worldwide modernization due to two industrial revolutions >helped develop central america and south america... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hello /his/. First, the library link:https://mega.nz/#F!AE5yjIqB!y7Vdxdb5pbNsi2O3zyq9KQ
Secret societies are a topic that gets a lot of discussion, most of it garbage filled with conspiratorial fantasy or outright falsehood. It's also hard to give a history of these things as a secret society only remains truly secret if we never know about it. I guess I'll start with something as a model for prehistoric shamanic modes of initiation.
Kamaina is a form of assault sorcery. It's predicated on learning how to murder. Initiates will be trained how... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>415657 That said, the mode of initiation should be familiar if you keep up on these things. Songs of power are recited as the aspirant takes near fatal doses of mind altering compounds and going on a spirit journey. In the case of these assault shaman it tends to be conquering demons and the like, coming to terms with their own grave, etc. They return with powers beyond the day-to-day spells of their tribefolk, it's reckoned some of these guys have a power that's similar to force choke – it can crush and rupture... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>415667 So, Greece. One of the most well known mystery cults/secret societies were the Eleusinian Rites. This thing was in operation for hundreds of years before Christ, you can read all about it on the wiki in overview; in short it was a comment on the changing of the seasons, via the myth of Persephone, Hades, Demeter, etc., and then later, tied to the winemaking process another initiation concerning Iaccus. These rites were equinoctial and had a goodly number of appendant rites along with them. The European folder in my library... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>415676 I should note that toward the end of this period we get the Mandean groups who likely are the origin point for most of what we understand as ritual magick these days. They'd recite spells for the intercession of various angels and spirits, up to and including passage through the world of the dead and afterlife.
Toward the end of the Gnostic suppression, we see Bon and Buddhism meld into Vajrayana. Within a couple hundred years, Abhinavagupta gives Buddha the finger and starts to synchretize Vajrayana with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>415514 It was fine through the early 2000s tbqhwy. Not sure what changed but by 2010 it was definitely unwatchable. New producers or management?
Too much focus on WW2 by 200 but there were some great documentary series from that time, particularly "War of the Century" about the Eastern Front (although I think that was basically just a rebranded/redubbed BBC series).
Also they had some great stuff on the American Civil War in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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