How many bullshits did we learn in school? Nobody knows. For example we were taught that our civilization originated in Greece. This is false. The starting point is much earlier.
The ancient Greeks didn’t start all knowledge. Philosophy is not born in Greece, neither science, nor civilization. Like all other ancient peoples, the Greeks have not invented all out of nothing, they mostly reproduced former knowledge. Our historians could understand this crucial point if they take the pleasure of rereading Diogenes Laertius, the Greek scholar who wrote Life, doctrines and sayings of famous philosophers.
Philosophy was not born in Greece …
The author lists dozens of thinkers and scientists, taking care not to mention any who was not Greek. So every reader will think phiilosophy is a Greek affair. He nevertheless betrays in its introduction:
“It has often been said that philosophy was not born in Greece. Sotion and Aristotle say it was invented by the Magi of Persia , the Chaldeans of Assyria, the Yogis of India and the Celt and Gaul Druids. They cite ancient Phoenicians, Thracians and Libyans authors. As for the Egyptians, they say Hephaestus, the creator of the principles of philosophy taught by the priests and the prophets, was the son of the Nile.” (source)Diogenes Laertius, The life and work of the great philosophers Diogenes Laertius rejects these objections, of course.
For him, good Greek, and for the rest of the world behind him is obviously his dear country, Greece, which invented everything. “By giving foreigners the Greeks own inventions, all these authors sin through ignorance, because the Greeks did not only gave birth to philosophy, but to the entire human race.” (source)Diogenes Laertius, The life and work of the great philosophers
Well, the case is clear. This Greek flatters the ego of his Greek public, he adds, it can be understood. He still feels compelled to quote the true origins of Greek thought: the Celtic Druids, the Mages of Chaldea, the priests of Egypt, the Yogis of India, and I would add, at the source of all their knowledge, Atlantean science.
… Nor did Astronomy!
“The history of astronomy pretends that the Greek astronomer and mathematician Hipparchus (194 to 125 BCE) discovered this astronomical phenomenon, but … is that correct? no work of this astronomer who would have discovered the precession towards 150 AEC. ” (source) Alfred Weysen, The Temple of Secrecy and the Apocalypse, p. 330 He undoubtedly discovered it in an earlier text, like Pythagoras who copied his famous theorem in writings dating back 2 millennia before him.
Thus, Hipparchus was awarded the invention of trigonometry, until this: “After long studies, scientists from Sydney (University of New South Wales – UNSW) have discovered the purpose of a famous tablet of Babylonian clay of 3700 years, revealing that it is the oldest and most accurate trigonometric table in the world, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes and architects to calculate how to build palaces and temples and build canals.
The new research shows that the Babylonians, heirs of Sumer, after certain astronomical laws, also beat the Greeks on the invention of trigonometry – the study of triangles – more than 1000 years old and reveals an old sophistication for unsuspected mathematics so far. To this train, we will imagine that all the mathematical discoveries attributed to the ancient Greeks (here it is the “inventions” of Hipparchus and Pythagoras that are called into question!) Could in fact be copies of ancient discoveries Sumerian and Babylonian (see Harapéennes when one sees the quality and sophistication of the constructions of the civilization of the Indus …).
Known as Plimpton 322, the little tablet was discovered in the early 1900s in what is now southern Iraq by the antiquities negotiator, archaeologist, academic, diplomat Edgar Banks, the person on whom the character Indiana Jones fiction was based. It has four columns and 15 lines of numbers written in the cuneiform script of the time using a basic 60 or sexagesimal system … “ (source)
Many other discoveries go in the same direction. They point to extremely ancient astrological knowledge, derived from the observation of the Stonehenge megalithic clock or the deciphering of Olmec images and codices, as did US astronaut Gordon Cooper.
Greece, mother of humans
Decidedly, the ancient Greeks were mostly transmitters, and sometimes very clumsy, like Plato or Homer. No, we are not born in Greece … The question arises therefore to know to which previous source the Greeks of antiquity drew their immense knowledge? Before any other source, there is Sumer, obvious heir to a much more advanced civilization. And then, of course, Celtic scholars in the famous Druidic universities.
Plato has obviously received the teaching of the Celtic Druids, but he did not understand much, as I show in the many articles, The cave, The logos, The sky of the intelligibles … Which was intelligible only for him and a handful of moldy ratiociners happy as mice in heaps of yellowed papers. As for that sad Sire who was Pythagoras, he stole everything from others, as I explain in The Theorem and A Teacher. Homer, on his side, does not have to boast of his plagiarism, which at the time so shocked Heraclitus the Obscure. I tell these facts in the article The Ramayana and the Odyssey.
Sumer and Babylon, these are the ancient sources of the Greeks. And the Celtie. And Egypt. And the Amenta, in other words, Atlantis. But that, Laërce could not mention it. In his time, Atlantis had already become a myth almost forgotten, a legend of storytellers to entertain children. And yet, the question of our origins comes back constantly, irritating, founding. Why did all early civilizations start without a past or roots? Their knowledge seems to have been parachuted. Of course, since they were all initiated by the gods before, supermen of space holders of science and technology Atlantis.
Don’t let you be misunderstood: if Greece didn’t invent everything, its genius is still dazzling. Ancient Greece has demonstrated an art and wisdom that moves the whole world until now. But this bright country is obviously not the origin of the world, neither of our civilization, nor of human race, nor of science, nor of philosophy.
Because that is what the word philosophy meant then, which can lead to love wisdom. Note that it was then scientific knowledge but also of spiritual elevation. Physical exercises, special yogas were offered to fans of every philosophical school. The Peripatetics, the Stoics, the Pythagoreans were known for their yoga.
Even this approach – which seems typical of ancient Greece – also has an earlier model, the Druids, heirs to Atlantean knowledge. Do not forget that much of the Greek elite would do the humanities either in Egypt or Chaldea in the Temple of Isis or in the Druidic universities in Gaul, where oral and initiatory teaching also passed by many physical exercises. All the Greeks knew very well that their Laertius played the Celtic flute,ie he was pulling their leg … but they were pleased to believe.