In Search of the Mythical King Minos, Did the Legendary Ruler Really Exist?

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Supernova, Orion und der Hirsch

Indian archaeologists have discovered a very interesting drawing etched into the wall of an ancient dwelling place in Kashmir Burzahom archaeological site.

Rock art is difficult to date with precision, but Vahia had a solid starting point. The rock was buried in a wall (though hidden from view of residents) of a house that had already been dated to around 2100 BC. This suggests that its importance had been lost to the people by then and the stone had been reused for another structure.

The oldest known settlement in the region was founded around 4100 BC. So the rock art is likely to have been made sometime between those two millennia—then inadvertently used to construct a new dwelling.

The drawing shows what at first glance appears to be hunters and animals beneath a sky with not one but two bright sun-like objects. Because the sun and the full moon never appear that close together in the sky,  Indian astrophysicist Mayank Vahia and his team at Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Fundamental Research have introduced a theory that the picture does not represent two suns, but instead a moon and a supernova, a star exploding some hundreds or thousands of light years away.

Based on data collected by astronomers, Vahia was able pinpoint one supernova from the time period, that matched the period during which the mysterious drawing was made. This is supernova HB9 which exploded around 3,600 BC. The supernova would have been large and bright enough to have been seen from earth and would have been comparable in brightness to the moon.

Interestingly, the mysterious drawing seems to not only depict the moon and the supernova, but also the surrounding stars. The other figures aren’t part of a hunting scene, but instead represent the nearby constellations. This makes the whole painting, in effect, likely one of the earliest star charts.

“The whole hunting scene along with the Moon and the Supernova fits quite well into the pattern of stars in the sky,” wrote Vahia in a paper for the Indian Journal of History of Science. “The image of one of the hunters coincides with the Orion; the central stag is same as the Taurus. The hunter on the right may have been formed from stars of Cetus and other animal on the right may be Andromeda and Pegasus. The long, curved line in the carving, traditionally interpreted as spear, may well be an arc of bright stars.”

Vom Mythos zum Logos

Nicht nur in Indien gibt es seit Jahrtausenden ein reichhaltiges Füllhorn spirituellen Wissens, sondern auch in Europa, wie Manfred Ehmer in seinem Buch „Die Weisheit des Westens“ fundiert darlegt. Er beschreibt die unterschiedlichen Strömungen von den ältesten Ursprüngen bis in die heutige Gegenwart und bringt das „Licht aus dem Westen“ zum Leuchten.

über Die Buch-Rezension „Die Weisheit des Westens“ von Manfred Ehmer — Riccis Literaturweltblog

Mysterienstätte Odilienberg

Der Odilienberg übt seit Jahrhunderten eine magische Anziehungskraft aus, noch heute ist er der meistbesuchte Wahlfahrtort im Elsass. Manfred Gödrich unternimmt in seinem Buch „Das Kloster Odilienberg als Zentrum des esoterischen Christentums“ aus anthroposophischer Sicht eine erkenntnisreiche Spurensuche und kommt zu tiefgeistigen Erkenntnissen über den Einfluss des Geisteslebens rund um den Odilienberg auf ganz Europa.

über Die Buch-Rezension „Das Kloster Odilienberg als Zentrum des esoterischen Christentums“ von Manfred Gödrich — Riccis Literaturweltblog

Netzwerk Megalithkultur

Experts now believe that megaliths stood at the very heart of ritual practice for the networks of communities scattered across western Europe later in the new Stone Age, or Neolithic period, that had begun around 10,000 B.C. Their function was both earthly and celestial: a focus for rites concerning the movement of the heavenly bodies […]

über Megaliths in the Ritual Landscape — Landscape and Monumentality