The End of the World?
The apocalypse was on December 21th.
On 21 December, the world has gone down. Those who missed it, had a second chance on December 23rd. And? Does the world still exist? Can we ever prove it?
Imagine the world disappears, and nobody goes there. Does the world still exist or perish? Or is it an illusion? If it is an illusion, then the world went away. We just did not notice it – of course, we haven’t been there. It is impossible to answer the question, it is like the paradoxons that the people in the ancient world have tried to solve. The question can be answered not, it follows the principle of paradox, where one has looked in antiquity so busy. The most known example has become proverbial: to square the circle.
But maybe the world has really disappeared. At least we have now the year 2013. And because of the 13 that looks like a disastrous year. Number symbolism. 13 Why exactly is that a harmful number? We go again back into ancient times to see why, but this time the answer is in the Bible. Back then in the eastern world a number system based on 12 was widespread. So it is not a surprise, that the 13 is a special, in this case unfavorable number. Just symbolism, or myths on numbers. This is found not only in biblical Palestine, it is widely used in ancient times. Among the Greeks, we find it in very early times: Pythagoras. Yes, you heard it correctly. The man, that gave the Pythagorean theorem the name? Indeed. Mathematician, philosopher – one of the schools is named after him - and religious fanatic, founder of a religious secret society, a cult. The members tried to explain everything with allegorical figures. Pure number myths, and a rich source for future "special numbers". The work of people.
Later generations were trying to get together different cultures. Thus, for example, Philo of Alexandria, a Greek-speaking Jew in Alexandria, Egypt, living around the birth of Christ, tries to combine Greek philosophy, in which he was grown up with Judaism, which he was living in. In the Eastern churches, he is sometimes considered a father of the Church, and our western authoritative figures such as Augustine, were heavily influenced by him. A part of his work still exists, so we know him pretty well.
While the religious fraternity, which was founded by Pythagoras, could not keep very long, their ideas where taken by new groups also around the birth of Christ. That way those ideas found their way into the modern era and has become the basis for some esoterics.
By the way, welcome to the year 2766 AUC, which is the year that just has begun – or with "original spelling" Anno MMDCCLXVI AUC. Who will take this amazing year value as something disastrous?
© 2013 by Jens-B. Augustiny / opus put PROTECTUM anno MMDCCLXVI AUC
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