3448Lure of Lost Teachings (was Gematria...)
- Nov 14, 200250021114 VII
sri catyananda <cat@...>:
> But, siva, there are fundamental differences betweensure are.
> 1) the actual recovery of lost teachings such as the
> the Nag Hamadi library
> 2) the scholarly reconstruction of misinterrted materials
> and/or the re-interpretation as "fables" or "myths"
> as "lost teachings" as in "Hamlet's Mill."
> 3) the actual creation of spurious lost teachings as in the
> Egyptian Secrets iof Albertus Magnus or the pseudo-Agrippa
> Lumping these all together as mere "attention-getters" as you didit is their common quality -- they command attention by their
quality of being "lost and discovered" and thus imply preciousness.
after that their origin comes into question, which is where you've
> does not do them justiceoh surely it does not as regards their importance, agreed. :>
only as regards that particular quality.
> or allow the discriminating student to distinguish one class ofnor was I attempting to do this, merely remarking on their shared
> information from another.
quality in varying categories. it is one of the qualities that
occasionally comes up in New Age materials, at least some of the
pseudo-archaeology sources, and other hazard zones that may at
times become part of Sacred Landscape discussions, I've noticed.
> Also, by lumping them allindeed. which would you suggest is the most collossal hoax of the
> together, one is likely to throw the baby out with the bathwater --
> classifying "Hamlet's Mill," for instance, with Von Daniken's "Chariots
> of the Gods?" -- which would be a terrible loss, in my opinion.
books written for our subject list? convinced the most people of its
reality (e.g. crop circles?), or duped the greatest number for the
longest time? the most strongly related to 'lost' things? how many
people believe there are 6th-10th books written by Moses (and who
is the mysterious "Ancient Nation of Israel and of the Old and New
Testaments" who believes "it is just as accurate to say that Moses
wrote ten books as it is to limit him to the authorship of on the
first five books of the Old Testament"?).
I realize the differences of importance here, I was merely
responding to Dan's comments:
Dan Washburn <danw@...>:
>>>> To recover the lost teachings is an historical adventure,this might apply to all manner of escapade, inclusive of the
>>>> a mathematical puzzle, and a mystical transformation. It
>>>> is fascinating on all three grounds.
construction of sacred architecture (e.g. the reconstruction of
the Temple of Solomon), divinatory systems (e.g. the recovery
of some ancient Yijing Chess Oracle using dice), or channelling
the Lost But Recovered Master Plans to Reality (in cypher?).
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