RE: [anthroposophy] The Epic of Gilgamesh
- A sidenote: Sumer is much like the word Suomi (Finland in Finnish). It think it was precisely the Epic of Gilgamesh in Sumer that describes a bull standing in water (as one of the origins of the world) like in the myth about Lemminkäinen in Kalevala there is similarly one, I remember. I once read a comparison about those bulls somewhere and the opinion expressed in the article was that it was the same myth. Moreover, wasn't Gilgamesh a giant, for Kaleva was one? Perhaps there is a distant echo of linguistic similarity in the words Kaleva and Gilgamesh as well.
There are many hundreds of Sumerian words in the present day Hungarian language and Hungarian is related to Finnish.
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 10:50:01 +0000
Subject: [anthroposophy] The Epic of GilgameshHello Everyone,
Yesterday I visited Brunnen von Christus and discovered new
extraordinary article there. It is unknown to me if any scholar has
reached this level of meaning and insight,with such precision and
clarity. With abundant gratitude to BvC/Martha Keltz - Nina
http://www.geocitie s.com/brunnenart icls/gilgamesh. html
The Epic of Gilgamesh - He Who Saw the Deep
By Martha Keltz
"The cultures of the ancient Indian, Persian and Egyptian ages
represent a descent from clairvoyant vision to the purely human vision
of the Greek age. What begins with our own age, and must be attained
in ever-increasing measure during the coming centuries and millennia,
should be conceived as a reascent, a reattainment of forms of culture
imbued with clairvoyance. The Egypto-Babylonian- Chaldean age is
therefore to be regarded as the last stage of preparation for the
essentially human culture of Greece." - Rudolf Steiner, Occult History.
Cosmic and Earthly Origins, Language, Gods
According to the Sumerian King List, the origins of Mesopotamia, in
the geographical area of modern Iraq, date back millennia before the
flood. Thus it appears that these prehistoric civilizations existed
parallel with the later ages of the Atlantean epoch. The enormous
amount of contemporary scholastic and scientific work regarding all
aspects of Mesopotamian life, from mythology to recorded history,
should likewise begin to cast light on the mysteries of Atlantis. As
one delves deeply into studies of Sumerian, Akkadian, Chaldean and
Babylonian histories, genuine understanding requires recognition of
the Atlantean great epoch as fundamental, as vast panoramic
background, as original source and bearer of all significant ancient
cultures, of all spiritual wisdom. From the Atlantean epoch onwards,
long into recorded history, water was the source of all wisdom, and
union with the cosmos, with the spiritual world, was sought within the
fresh, pure waters, within the sweet waters. Nowadays wisdom must be
sought through the Spirit of the Earth.
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>It think it was precisely the Epic of Gilgamesh in Sumer that
> A sidenote: Sumer is much like the word Suomi (Finland in Finnish).
describes a bull standing in water (as one of the origins of the
world) like in the myth about Lemminkäinen in Kalevala there is
similarly one, I remember. I once read a comparison about those bulls
somewhere and the opinion expressed in the article was that it was
the same myth. Moreover, wasn't Gilgamesh a giant, for Kaleva was
one? Perhaps there is a distant echo of linguistic similarity in the
words Kaleva and Gilgamesh as well.
>Hungarian language and Hungarian is related to Finnish.
> There are many hundreds of Sumerian words in the present day
>The slaying of the Divine Bull of Heaven is a Gilgamesh story. Moses
was orphaned by his loving mother, who sent the infant boy in a reed
basket down the Nile river in order to save him from an earlier
massacre of the kind that Joseph would hear in a dream, telling him
to take his wife and young son into Egypt for a time. Moses was
found by the pharaoh's daughter, and adopted into the family of
Ramses I. Interestingly, he was found amidst the bullrushes, a form
of papyrus existing at the time when Egypt still had swamps. Joseph
would hear, in a dream again, that it was safe to return home to
Bethlehem, but, in a stroke of intuition, veered off in order to play
it safe, and went to the town of Nazareth to live. This is how the
two Jesus boys came to live as neighbors.
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That list was like receiving a fine fiery etheric force that
surrounded my head like lapping tongues. I probably got further into
the mystery of Gilgamesh there than anywhere else, as it really
concerns the forming of the two major streams of time and space into
the post-atlantean world. The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest of the
national folk tales...
Can feel the impact from both of your descriptions - your summary and
your experience on BvC. You have the ability to bring central themes
into view with few words. This warms my heart and grounds my mind. Am
thankful also to Robert Mason for bringing BvC to our attention - Nina