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History Repeats Itself
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History Repeats Itself

Learnings from Plato's RepublicArtEducationPower of Mind

 

History repeats itself and Plato about Arts

History repeats itself. And people forget about history. There is no easy fix. It is easy to think that wars are in the past, that society has changed and it will never happen again. As memory fades, Gaia’s events from the past can become events of the present. The more things change, the more they stay the same. What we are seeing is that ‘digital’ acts as a magnifier, and accelerator. The problem is still the same. The isolation of East and West, North and South. Wealth inequality is a social and civic conversations that is not new but that has been catalysed through digital media.

 

manuscript from the 3rd century AD, containing fragments of Plato's Republic.

 

Manuscript from the 300 AC, containing fragments of Plato's Republic.

Plato in the Republic rejects any form of illusionism in art. He calls it mimesis or ‘imitation’. This has also created a question what is the Greek word “mimesis”? And why does this matter?

What we have not full knowledge of, we cannot reproduce. Presumably this is the reason why all the monotheistic religions (Protestant Christianity, Islam, Judaism) had an explicit problem with art and artists trying to imitate the knowledge of , its image, his son, soul, Universe, etc. The imitation occurs in many instances, when an artist uses a portrait of a dead person to recreate his-own interpretation of the person. But Plato goes beyond it.

 

 

Art and Manipulation

Only through the direct observation one can exercise an ability to learn, observing the reality through the eyes of others, through movies, cartoons, or even just through reading books can become dangerous and manipulated.

 

Title page of the oldest manuscript: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1807

 

Title page of the oldest manuscript: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1807

Source: artof4elements.com/entry/288/history-repeats-itself
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Etruscans Language Culture Origin Learnings from Cyrillic Alphabet
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Etruscans Language Culture Origin https://artof4elements.com/entry/etruscans-language-culture-origin

Learnings from Cyrillic Alphabet

 

 

History is a fascinating subject. Researching  or  even more so! We read amazing accounts about ancient  traditions such as Platonism, Orphism, Orthodox Christianity, and in China Taoism, and neo-Confucianism.

 

Etruscans origins

by Nataša Pantović

 

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The Big Dipper Ancient Symbol Sky 6 Cycles

The insights from these traditions intersect with recent findings in metaphysics or biology. What brings the two into resonance is their mutual commitment to speak of the matter as alive. The four elements expressed through trinity that are defined by entangled triangle of relationships reflected in our language development.

Another visit to Serbia, this summer, and I was back researching the same scientific question, same puzzle that has certainly no answers yet it is an interesting exploration.

Were Slavs in Balkan as early as 431 BC? 

The genetic origins of Etruscans are mixed between aboriginal people of the region (Slavs?) and people from Europe predominantly Spain. The aboriginal population may have settled in Balkan millennia prior to the invasion.

 

Vincha symbols Ancient Serbia 6,000 BC

 

Vincha symbols Ancient Serbia 6,000 BC

 

 

Etruscan history 

The Etruscans occupied the region to the north of Rome, The Romans were their conquerors. 

The Greek historian Herodotus tells us that the Etruscans came from Lydia. Sure enough historians argue who are the Lydians. Herodotus tells us of their ships and multitude, claiming that the half of the population left under the leadership of Tyrrhenus. Another Greek historian, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, in his Early History of Rome also claims that the Etruscan were the aboriginal inhabitants of their area. Slavs?

 

The literature on the question of Etruscan origins divides into

1. Northern Origins

2. Oriental (Near-eastern) Origins

The aboriginal peoples of North Italy could have been Slavs. The Adriatic Sea, the sea to the east of Italy, bordering Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro, all Slavic states, was named after the Etruscan port of Adria. The funerary practices of the people of North Italy has the parallel to the Vinča Culture. The Etruscans cremated their dead, a practice also known in the Danube Culture, no grave yards have been found near the settlements for thousands of years.

This very vibrant culture hosted different nationalities. In the Etruscan ruins there are objects from Greece, North Africa, and southern France. The Etruscan traders brought those craft objects to Etruria. The major exports of Etruria was copper and iron from the local mines, the same found with their Northern neighbors.

The affinities of the art and symbols found in the area resonate with spirals...

 

Ancient Slavic Symbol Circle

 

Ancient Slavic Symbol Circle

Etruscan and Linguistic Research

The question became more intriguing when, in the nineteenth century, it was discovered that most of the languages of Europe belonged to one big language family called Indo-European but Etruscan was not one of them. Is this rightly so?

The linguist claim that Etruscan was not a member of the Indo-European language family was challenged by some Slavic archelogy and linguistic researchers. These Balkan Slavs, find the inspiring relationship between words, just introducing the now, in scientific circles, lost Š, Đ, Č, Ć, Ž, DŽ.

A book that I have recently explored was The development of Etruscans Language from Svetislav Bilbija, his self-created dictionary of words with the alternative history of Slavs, claiming that Etruscans and Slavs were of the same ethnicity, 1984 New York print. He calls them “Rašani“.

 

Old European Language Svetislav Bilbija

 

Old European Language Svetislav Bilbija, 1984, New York Press

The analysis of the alphabet after reading this interesting book -

 

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The analysis of the alphabet following the logic of Svetislav Bilbija and my own research

Source: artof4elements.com/entry/etruscans-language-culture-origin
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review 2021-08-18 07:14
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Code Name: Tiara (Jameson Force Security #7) - Sawyer Bennett

This is book # 7 in the Jameson Force Security series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To enjoy the series, and to avoid any spoilers, I recommend reading this sexy series in order.

 

Jackson thinks he will be basically babysitting a spoiled brat when he gets the assignment to watch over Princess Camille.  She turns out to be a pleasant surprise.  What he does not expect is to be so hot and heavy over her he is willing to do anything she asks.  

 

Princess Camille is not happy with being left in the dark with whatever the latest threat on her family must be.  She is preparing as best she can to take over her father's duties when he is ready.  Now she has the sparks between her and Jackson to contend with.

 

This is a very good story from the characters, the heat, the pacing, and so much more.  Lots of familiar characters for fans of the series to be happy as well as plenty of surprises to keep you wanting to turn that page also.  I did not want to put it down!  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for the honest review.

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review 2021-08-17 06:59
Double Play
Winning With Him - Lauren Blakely

This is book # 2 in the Men Of Summer series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to get full enjoyment - I recommend reading the series in the order intended.

 

Declan has a new team and its far away from the love of his life.  When he runs into Grant its almost like their strangers.  Will he give him a second chance?

 

Grant knows he must focus and be the best he can be for his team.  He makes a point to get to know his teammates and be a better friend.  At night he still longs for the man that makes him whole.  Is it worth it to try again?

 

Grant is moving on. Declan is moving on. Can they find the courage to be together again?  This is an amazing installment for their story.  I cannot wait for the next book that is coming out soon.  I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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Aristotle 380 BC and Christianity St Albert 1270 AC
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Aristotle 380 BC and Christianity St Albert 1270 AC

https://www.artof4elements.com/entry/286/aristotle-380-bc-and-christianity-st-albert-1270-ac

Learning from Compendium Theologicae Veritatis 1250 AC and Neoplatonism EducationSymbols and SignsPower of Minddefault

 

Christianity and Neo-Platonism

by Nataša Pantović

Just got hold of an eBook from the Maltese collection of antiques, Theology, from Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 11930-1280, Dominicans, Venice (Italy), Ripelin, Hugh, ca.1205 - ca.1270, Landino, Cristoforo, 1424-1504.

Compendium Theologicae Veritatis Manuscript 1 Malta Public Library Albertus Magnus Saint

 

Compendium Theologicae Veritatis Manuscript 1 Malta Public Library Albertus Magnus Saint

In the Middle Ages, this book was considered to be the most widespread manual of Christian theology.

It was distributed, studied, researched, passed from a convent to the other as a Christian thought. Let me tell you why! The work is divided into seven parts treating different theological aspects of the Catholic faith from the Aristotle perspective! I am not joking! It was the famous Aristotle 380 BC, that Saint Albert paraphrased. So it was a real treat to see how deep Aristotle philosophy is engraved in the Christian thought!

Within the scientific observations of different types of atoms at similar energy levels, the states with the similar behaviour patterns are called: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. The Ancient Greek system of Aristotle, a student of Plato attending the Plato’s Academy found in 387 BC in Athens, better known as the teacher, advisor, consultant of Alexander the Great who was the first one to travel to Egypt.

Aristotle was appointed as the head of the royal academy of Macedon Kingdom. During Aristotle's time (384–322 BC) in the Macedonian court, he gave lessons not only to Alexander, but also to two other future kings: Ptolemy and Cassander. During the reign of the Argead king Philip II (359–336 BC), for a moment in history Macedonia subdued mainland Greece and Thrace. His son Alexander the Great travelled to North Africa and far East and has died in Babylon  in 323 BC in the city he planned to establish as his capital. Alexander's legacy includes the Greco-Buddhism, and the presence of Greek speakers in Persian lands. 

Plato's own most profound philosophical influences are Socrates and Pythagoras.

Plato and Pythagoras shared a mystical approach to the soul probably influenced by Orphism.

 

 

Albertus Magnus, Saint Albert the Great

Albertus Magnus, also known as Saint Albert the Great or Albert of Cologne, was a German Catholic Dominican friar that during the 13th Century studied Aristotle and Plato and has written philosophical studies synthesising the work of the philosophers of Ancient Greek into the Christian doctrine.

Life of Albert the Great

Albert studded at the Italian University of Padua and was a lector at Cologne. Was sent to the University of Paris to complete his theological education and that was the time when he completed his major work. One of his students was believe it or not, St. Thomas Aquinas.

He died in 1280 and was buried in Cologne. In 1931 Pope Pius XI declared Albert a saint.

He paraphrased most of the works of Aristotle. He adopted the Aristotelian philosophical scientific program to prepare a unified theory of medieval Christian intellectual culture. Albert had a strong bias in favor of what we call today “Neo-Platonism”.

Together with his student Thomas Aquinas he supported this “natural philosophy” as a Christian philosophical vision.

He wrote commentaries on the Bible, commentaries on all the known works of Aristotle, Albertus undertook as he states “to make intelligible to the Latins” all the branches of natural science, ethics, metaphysics.

Source: www.artof4elements.com/entry/286/aristotle-380-bc-and-christianity-st-albert-1270-ac
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