Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MYTH AND COINS-The Oracle of Delphi in 1500 BC ..

Roland Martin, Architettura Greca
Electa Editrice, 1980
Herodotus (484-426 BC) was a historian from Halicarnassus in Asia Minor and was named the father of history. The project includes the wars of Greeks against the barbarians and is divided into nine books.
In his first book (Cleo) tells the following incident:
King Croesus of Lydia (6th century BC), who two years mourning the death of his son, he learned that in between the power of the Persians grew up and wondered if it ought to undertake a campaign against them. To make the right decision, thought to consult seven divination, Greek (Delphi, Fokida, Dodona) and foreign (Libya, Egypt) to test their opinions. The oracle which I will prove the most reliable, would it be to advise a second time for the issue that concerned him.
So he sent seven messengers, one to each oracle, with a mandate to count the days passed from the day of departure and the one hundred to go to divination and ask: "What makes this time of King Croesus of the Lydians?" To record their answers and return to Sardis.
From these responses, only one of the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi (see photo) arrives to us. The priestess Pythia, before you even hear the wording of the question, took an oracle in hexameter rhythm:
"What 's the sand I know, the sea measures.
I understand the dumb, dumb to listen.
Murcia nose smell scleroderma turtle
boiling in a chalkoma, along with 'lamb.
Under a layer of copper, copper is also upon it. "


When the messengers returned to Croesus and read the answers, he was surprised because the answer of the Pythia of Delphi was surprisingly accurate. Indeed, the hundredth day after the departure of the messenger, cut pieces of a turtle and the 'lamb for himself and put them to boil together in a copper boiler in the darkened bronze lid, believing that it was impossible to guess its conception . The relatives of divination at that time, manifesto that was undoubtedly an oracle. A modern prophet, George Karafoulidis, explains that this is a telepathic phenomenon.

Apollo seated on the Delphic hub in front of the Delphic tripod. Silver stater of Delphi Amphictyony, 4th century BC Numismatic Museum, National Library, Paris.
Delphic tripod
Trophy of the battle between Apollo and Python. Silver stater of Croton, late 5th century BC Numismatic Museum, National Library, Paris.
Delphic tripod
L. Korvatou Dinar (back). Numismatic Museum, National Library, Paris.
Head of Sybil
Silver denarius of L. Korvatou, (L. Torquatus) Rome, 65 BC Numismatic Museum, National Library, Paris.
The prophetess "old lady" of the Babylonians and Chettiton often used as a model for the prophets of other nations. The word Sibyl comes from the word "Shimbun" or "Simptou" of the Babylonians and Assyrians, and means "old man" or "old." The Indo addition of "L" denotes something diminutive, meaning "old woman". It seems that only "the old women" was genuine insight bodies so that these ancient people by reading their facial expressions "predicted" the future.
George Karafoulidis, Telepathy, Road 2007


Let's see what really happened to the oracle. As the author explains, the oracle was not theft but Oracle thought.
"The oracle," he writes, "as a professional with frequent self - hypnosis (placebo effect achieved with daily meditation exercises) is in fact a powerful transmitter and receiver telepathic messages. The Croesus thought to be excluded at the last minute to find the turtle, the lamb and a bronze cauldron to light the fire, certainly the idea while walking several days over his head. But even if you thought the last time that the Pythia read it in his mind, means that he had already thought. "
As he writes in another chapter of the book to be made telepathic phenomena generally required two conditions. The first is to have "a strong emotional content" - in this case concern the King of the potential threat from the Persians - and the second person - the king - have ypnotisthei - to believe that (with auto-suggestion) that the oracles will help you make the right decision.
Since we both those conditions exist, "it was very easy for the oracle, so standing in the hall to steal the minds of both the envoys and the King who was in Lydia - telepathy knows no boundaries of space, time and matter - and to pull the "oracle" 2,500 years ago. "


Data sources:
 George Karafoulidis, Telepathy, Road 2007, Harry Baraklis, maxims and proverbs, House of 2004, and the book already mentioned.

C R Mackintosh: alive and well in Glasgow City


SOURCE http://fotofacade.com


Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect who had a significant impact upon Modern architecture.
His early work (including many of his unrealised designs) was taken up by the movers and shakers at the cutting edge of fin-de-siecle Europe; in particular those architects who wanted to move away from traditional forms of architecture and produce structures devoid of any historicism.
Mackintosh was duly celebrated in Europe especially in Vienna where the Secessionists had taken him to heart. It is said that Mackintosh, along with his wife Mary, were once lauded through the streets of Vienna as real cultural heroes. They both contributed to International Exhibitions in Vienna and Turin and influenced buildings such as the Palais Stoclet in Brussels.
But, it remains an enigma that Mackintosh had relatively little impact in Britain itself. His building output was modest when put into context of his contemporaries and much of it limited to his home city of Glasgow. It wasn’t until the latter half of the C20th that his reputation and importance was re-assessed in terms of his historic importance. The Glasgow School of Art, in particular the west facade of 1907, is significant in its intonations of the transition from the pastiche of the Victorian age to the honest functionalism of the Modern Movement.
It wasn’t until a recent trip to Glasgow that I realised that his impact went beyond the academic tomes of architectural libraries. Walking around the streets one can undeniably see his influence, especially in the famous 1907 west facade of the Glasgow School of Art which is reproduced over and over again. Even Mackintosh’s stylish Art Nouveau is echoed in some of the latest buildings.
Here’s an opportunity to compare and contrast what I recorded with the camera.

GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART WEST FACADE 1907-1909
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CONTEMPORARY BUILDINGS IN GLASGOW

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