dreamoutloud wrote:Just an FYI, but Castaneda made up everything and don Juan wasn't a real person. I'm writing a bio-pic on him.
escotsmith wrote:@dreamoutloud, I think we can all agree that the writings of Don Juan were not based in reality, but spiritually they are profound. I never thought for a second Don Juan was real, but I never questioned Casteneda's liberal infusion of various mystic teachings within his parables. He was able to consolidate within his novels some very real truths. Just by reading his parables, he was touching the very fabric of your soul.
seeker1117 wrote:dreamoutloud wrote:Just an FYI, but Castaneda made up everything and don Juan wasn't a real person. I'm writing a bio-pic on him.
I believe that escotsmith has addressed your comment quite well..I hope your 'biopic' takes into consideration these thoughts about the value of Casteneda's work, and does not turn out just a "he was a fake" hatchet-job:
escotsmith wrote:Sounds like an interesting read.
maxmercury wrote:I would really love a future episode to delve further on possible star systems our visitors possibly came from based on ancient alignments.
dreamoutloud wrote:I really wish they would allow for it to be tested. I'm dying to know if it really is a meteorite.
Bob137 wrote:the Buddhist Cave Canyon in India was also a surprise to me, I new of it, and seen a picture of one small area outside of the caves, but that was the first I had ever seen what is inside them. That is the most fascinating find to me, for them to carve out such spectacular areas and so large, and detailed. In my opinion it would take thousands of years, without some advanced technologies to be able to create such a masterpiece!
Bob137 wrote:Wow, I would love to go there, and see them. Thanks for the info!
escotsmith wrote:@ke5ehi and dreamoutloud, I totally agree. I would love for some real scientific testing regarding the meteorite that allegedly landed in Mecca. And you are totally right, Ke5ehi, mass panic and bloodshed would you ensue, if the rock ended up being just a plain old rock. Let us not forget the Danish cartoon fiasco.
Theory wrote:I liked this episode, and I really learned alot from it..finally! For example I did not know the muslims worship or whatever, over a rock...to me it looked like an obsidian type rock. Then the cliff with the budda things was pretty cool(sorry I can't remember what everything was called, I'll probably have to watch it again to memorize the info). The only thing that gets me, is the fact that all the these buildings point to some star or constellation and people make a big deal about it, to me thats not a big deal, because of course every building will point or align with something, whether or not it was on purpose or coincidence I do not know, unless they wrote it somewhere saying they did that on purpose then yeah it would be something to ponder. I mean, for example if my house or one out of thousands churches was left standing, from a thousand years from now, would the future people say oh look it aligns with this, and the sun shines through this way during this time, so it must have been built according to this observation because our generation was into astrology(and all they had for info about our generation was some drawings, a few monuments, and a story), which of course would be wrong. Just my two cents worth;)
cRush wrote:This is what I have been trying to say for awhile. To me, most of these "astronomical alignments" are pure coincidence. They HAD to line up with some star on some line. A line is always between two points. 1 point being the structure/vantage point/monument and the other point being the star. Unless there are ancient texts lending credence to the idea that they purposely aligned the structure with that star, I find it highly circumstantial.
I could go outside, drop a rock on the ground, and it will align perfectly with some star, somewhere in the universe.
Bob137 wrote:The majority of the places that are referred to most all align with one constellation, which makes it unusual, the constellation is Orion! Others that align with other places, are usually in a uniformity with others of the area. It is when they many match one constellation that brings up the theories of alignment, not just one aligning with one constellation, and another with another.
Theory wrote:I get what your saying, but.....how many modern day buildings(including houses, churches, monuments, ect.) are aligned with orion or other well known stars or aligned with the solstices, ect? a couple, hundred, thousands, millions? Most of those would be coincidences. I do think its a good possibilty that they were aligned on purpose, but I'm not going to throw out the possibilty of it being coincidences either, when there's no concrete proof for either side.
Inquiring Mind wrote:...Loved it.
I had no idea about the Buddhist cave/canyon complex in India. The close-up's and zoom in shots of this location were simply spectacular. Baalbek I was somewhat familiar with already, but I never realized that in it's original design (pre-Heliopolis) it was layed out as some sort of platform construct, as stated by the show-very fascinating. The landing pad hypothesis sounds very plausible. The rock hewn churches in Lalibela were also quite impressive, I had no idea there were eleven of them! Amazing. It's hard to take in and digest all of the info in one sitting, atleast for me. I'll definitely be watching this episode again with my notepad handy.
Bob137 wrote:Actually the only thing there is a couple cranes that could lift them, but not transport them, the only things that could transport them, are the space shuttle movers, which are very, very slow moving, then again, to get both the biggest crane, and that mover to do this, would cost in the multi-millions, or billions of dollars, and that just ain't gonna happen, so to me, it is still impossible to do in our time, due to the cost basis. So the statements of that we cannot do this today, is still correct in that way!
Bob137 wrote:It would be impossible for the greedy billionaires to spend that kind of money on a project such as that, or even the pyramids, due to their psychotic natures, for greed for more, not spending it only giant projects, that would not bring in billions more. So it is still impossible, not just improbable. Getting a psychotic Billionaire to do anything that will not increase his wealth, is impossible!
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