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The Real Universe Beyond Our Virtual Physical World

By:   Ranilo Abando     (Manila, September 6, 2021) ****            I would like to summarize in a schematic diagram the many abstract concepts that I have introduced in my previous posts so that the readers may get a visual overview of the real universe beyond this virtual physical world that the intellectually-evolved ancients were trying to conveyContinue reading “The Real Universe Beyond Our Virtual Physical World”

Ancient Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals: Bite-size Slices of the Hidden Knowledge

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, December 27, 2020) **** Interpreting thousands-year-old symbolic scenes contained in ancient Mesopotamian cylinder seals is a real challenge for the mind.  Not only are the meaning of the depicted individual figures and deities deep, one also has to find the hidden relationship among the different elements in the depicted scene. Therefore,Continue reading “Ancient Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals: Bite-size Slices of the Hidden Knowledge”

Gems in the Epic of Gilgamesh: The Afterlife Journey of the Human Spirit

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, December 21, 2020) **** The thousands-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh from ancient Mesopotamia contains precious hidden knowledge that can be decoded in order to shed more light on the mystery of human nature, origin and destiny. This monumental literary work also has the potential to enlighten us on the long journey ofContinue reading “Gems in the Epic of Gilgamesh: The Afterlife Journey of the Human Spirit”

The Beasts of the Apocalypse and Their Generic Meaning

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, December 17, 2020) **** The surreal Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation has attracted many interpretations, mostly in the perspective of people with particular religious sectarian beliefs, which likely tainted their interpretations with personal or sectarian pre-conceptions.  Many of their interpretations relate to a future end of days scenario forContinue reading “The Beasts of the Apocalypse and Their Generic Meaning”

Gobekli Tepe: The Rise of Humans

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, December 12, 2020) **** We expect this to happen only in the movies.  But truth could be stranger than fiction.  Imagine a group of human hunter-gatherers (a euphemism for savages) around 12,000 years ago in the southern part of modern-day Turkey.  They noticed that some very smart and assertive children wereContinue reading “Gobekli Tepe: The Rise of Humans”

Epic of Gilgamesh: The Awakening and Debasement of the Human Mind

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, December 7, 2020) **** One blog post got one Like from me after more than 4,000 years.  The monumental epic poem was posted not in a tablet computer, but in clay tablets.  Encoded in the post are wide-ranging information about the nature of a human being, his origin and destiny.  ItContinue reading “Epic of Gilgamesh: The Awakening and Debasement of the Human Mind”

Fractals: Expression of Order in this Universe and Beyond

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, November 14, 2020) **** Benoit Mandelbrot is a mathematician who coined the word “fractal” in 1975 to refer to a shape that appears similar at different levels of magnification.  One of the simplest mathematical expressions of Mandelbrot’s set is: Z = z2 + c, in which the equals sign actually hasContinue reading “Fractals: Expression of Order in this Universe and Beyond”

Solving the Enigma of Dolmens

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, November 10, 2020) *** Prehistoric dolmens, estimated to have been built between 7000 and 3500 years ago, are some of the oldest preserved buildings on Earth as they are made of durable stones. These megalithic monuments are characterized by the use of large stones and the absence of mortar. Their distributionContinue reading “Solving the Enigma of Dolmens”

Secrets of the Exodus: From Parting of Red Sea to Manna from Sky

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, November 8, 2020) *** In an article written on March 26, 2012, entitled “Were Jews ever really Slaves in Egypt, or is Passover a Myth?” author Josh Mintz decried the common negative Jewish depiction of their neighboring Egyptians as their former cruel slave-masters.  The following is an extract from that article:Continue reading “Secrets of the Exodus: From Parting of Red Sea to Manna from Sky”

The Message Behind the World’s Greatest Ancient Mysteries

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, November 6, 2020) **** One would not be able to solve the world’s greatest ancient mysteries by treating them as separate cases.  We would have to interconnect them — find their relation to each other and abstract the purpose behind those mysterious ancient works if we want to derive the completeContinue reading “The Message Behind the World’s Greatest Ancient Mysteries”

The Story of Sumerian Goddess Inanna and the Beginning of Civilization

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 29, 2020) *** Around 10,000 B.C., wheat was first domesticated in what is today southeastern Turkey according to modern genetics and archaeological studies.  Incidentally, that is the region near the archaeological site of Gobekli Tepe, where ancient sophisticated megalithic monuments with sculptures (dated around 10,000 B.C.) were first built in a communityContinue reading “The Story of Sumerian Goddess Inanna and the Beginning of Civilization”

The Labyrinth and Ariadne’s Thread

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 26, 2020) *** The story of Ariadne and the Labyrinth was compiled from very old oral traditions of Greek-speaking people.  Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete.  According to the story, Minos’ son was killed in Athens. To avenge the killing, King Minos attacked Athens and was victorious. He then imposed an obligation on the city. HeContinue reading “The Labyrinth and Ariadne’s Thread”

Nourishing Celestial Fruit of the Tree of Life

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 20, 2020) *** The ancient Mesopotamian clay tablet above depicts an enigmatic metaphorical scene.  At the middle of the scene is the Tree of Life.  Some imaginative writers think that it represents human DNA genetic material being modified by alien gods they call Anunnaki.  Personally, I do not subscribe toContinue reading “Nourishing Celestial Fruit of the Tree of Life”

The Matrix: There Is No Spoon

By:   Ranilo Abando   (Manila, October 16, 2020)   ***  The movie The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves, was a big hit when it was released in 1999 because it was a novel idea in movie-making at that time.  The writers behind the movie had great insights about the nature of reality.  The sequels they produced, however, areContinue reading “The Matrix: There Is No Spoon”

Snow White’s Poisoned Apple

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 15, 2020) *** Folks, today I will discuss a lighter topic but nevertheless has a deep meaning that is vital in truly understanding our fundamental nature as human beings. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Almost everybody has seen the movie about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but whatContinue reading “Snow White’s Poisoned Apple”

The Beast Inside the Hallways of the Lower Mind

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 13, 2020) *** For today, I will discuss a topic that has preoccupied the ancients probably more than any other subject.  Their use of the serpent symbolism to represent the message is widespread.  You can find it in the great ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan, India, Greece, Pre-Columbian CentralContinue reading “The Beast Inside the Hallways of the Lower Mind”

What the Ancients Are Telling Us About Celestial Reality

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 9, 2020) *** The findings of quantum physics, especially the results of the double-slit and quantum entanglement experiments, have wide-ranging ramifications that go even beyond our physical universe.  There are probable hints on the nature of the virtual realities being displayed by the upper mind in ancient texts.   The followingContinue reading “What the Ancients Are Telling Us About Celestial Reality”

Resolving the Mystery of the Cambrian Explosion

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 4, 2020) *** I have a deep but very interesting topic today for you fellows.  This is regarding the hot controversy and debate that is now occurring in molecular biology, with reverberations to the age-old struggle between creationists and Darwinists (evolutionists).  The debate is the result of scientific advances inContinue reading “Resolving the Mystery of the Cambrian Explosion”

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): Looking in the Wrong Direction with Wrong Mindset

By: Ranilo Abando (October 3, 2020) *** The inner desire in humans to look for companionship is strong. Probably millions of dollars were spent in various SETI programs by various organizations over many years to satisfy human curiosity and, indeed to explore the possible existence of intelligent beings, aside from us humans, somewhere out thereContinue reading “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): Looking in the Wrong Direction with Wrong Mindset”

Previously Undeciphered Knowledge of the Ancient Intellectual Class Can Augment Science to Derive the Human Purpose

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, September 28, 2020) *** There is a need to use alternative sources of knowledge to derive the clear and consistent set of answers to big fundamental questions of human existence by augmenting the important findings of leading-edge science, which unfortunately has fallen short in terms of providing clear meaning and purpose. Continue reading “Previously Undeciphered Knowledge of the Ancient Intellectual Class Can Augment Science to Derive the Human Purpose”

Oldest Puzzle in the World

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, September 28, 2020) *** The enigmatic Sumerian King List is a preserved ancient record in the Sumerian language, listing kings of Sumer in southern Mesopotania (in present-day Iraq), how long they reigned, and the locations of their kingdoms.  Kingship in ancient Mesopotamia was considered as handed down by the the gods and could beContinue reading “Oldest Puzzle in the World”

The Primordial Ocean of Chaos in Ancient Creation Stories

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, September 28, 2020) *** The ancients often used the metaphor of WATER to relay a very important fundamental concept. When they said “water” in a metaphorical sense, they did not refer to the common liquid with the chemical composition H2O. Rather, they were referring to a primordial substance that was notContinue reading “The Primordial Ocean of Chaos in Ancient Creation Stories”

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