video: Interview recorded on July 16, 2016 (link).
Big thank you to Seriah Azkath and the listeners of "Where Did the Road Go?" for having me over to the backroads of Ithaca and Ovid in upstate New York's finger lakes and forests region for a most enjoyable conversation.
Ithaca, of course, shares a name with the island home of Odysseus in the Odyssey, to which the long-suffering wanderer is constantly trying to return.
Ovid, on the other hand, obviously takes its name from the incredibly important ancient poet and philosopher, whose recommendations on the abstention of the eating of flesh are discussed in this previous post, and whose extremely influential Metamorphoses is filled with important Star Myths containing esoteric content (see for example this discussion of the myth of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus as retold for us by Ovid).
During the course of the hour, we touched on a variety of subjects, including some nuances that I don't believe have been discussed in any interviews previously. It's always interesting to me to see what "shape" emerges from different conversations, because everyone brings different interests, backgrounds, and areas on which they are currently focusing -- and the shapes that emerge will thus be different even when the same people talk together on different days, let alone people who have never spoken before.
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Below is a list of some of the main topics the conversation visited during its wandering journey through the forest of related subject matter, along with links to related material for those who are interested in pursuing any of those further:
- The evidence of catastrophe in the shaping of the earth, from the Grand Canyon (here and here), to the undersea canyons (here and here), to the evidence that earth may have undergone a "Big Roll" (here, here, and here). Seriah also included several links related to these topics on the page for the interview here.
- The evidence that the myths of the world -- including virtually all of the stories found in the Bible -- are based upon a common system of celestial metaphor: see sample discussions here, as well as others linked in the list here.
- A post detailing more of the evidence that argues that the Samson story is based upon celestial metaphor, and a video I made to illustrate some of that evidence more visually.
- Discussion of the reasons why I believe the scriptures describing the visit of the Magi show us that the passages are describing celestial events and not terrestrial events.
- How this worldwide system of celestial myth appears to provide evidence of an extremely ancient lost civilization -- or lost knowledge -- and how what we can see today is in many ways like a vast ruin whose original purpose and complete outline is now covered in mist, sand, snow, and jungle vines.
- The importance of the concept of "predictive power" in a theory or hypothesis.
- Reasons to believe the earth is spherical (rather than flat), and that it orbits the sun -- and which do not require a rocket in order to observe.
- A video I made back in 2012 to help illustrate the concept of precession, using the "analogy of the dining-room table" (see also the discussion here, among many others you can find simply by searching for the word "precession" on the blog, which is fully searchable).
- Arguments that the scriptures in the Bible, as with virtually all the world's myths and sacred stories, convey a worldview or understanding of the nature of the cosmos and of human existence which can be described as essentially shamanic.
- Some discussion of the incredibly central theme of blessing and not cursing.
- Some discussion that shows that the loss of the ancient wisdom (or ignoring it) causes us to lose our way and follow the wrong road.
- The "wax on, wax off" analogy for understanding the concept of the esoteric (see also discussions here and here).
- Some discussion of the Battle of Kurukshetra from the ancient Sanskrit epic of the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita (contains links to a video here, and see also this related video here).
- Website where you can see sample content from each of my books so far.
I very much hope you will enjoy the interview and that my conversation with Seriah will provide you with some subject matter that will be a blessing to you in some way, and I hope to return for another discussion some time in the future, the next time I am following a pathway through the forests and begin to wonder, "Where Did the Road Go?"