Mount Kailash, Bush, Tibet discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
Credit laster full policy term visit GEICO DOT com slash. Give back for more INFO and eligibility. We're back all right. What are we getting next rubber? Right so looking at a study. This that you found in the night ended up diving into. It was yeah, yeah, yeah. I was interested in I didn't know about this one because it seemed like some of the well. Will you describe it? And then we can discuss okay. Yeah, this one was titled Why revelations have occurred on mountains, linking mystical experiences and cognitive neuroscience This was published in Medical Hypotheses Twenty fifteen. From ours back. Lancet and blankie. Quote, here's a quote from the peace quote. Prolonged stay at high altitudes, especially in social deprivation may also lead to prefrontal lobe dysfunction, such as low resistance to stress and a loss of ambition based on these phenomena, logical, functional and neural findings we suggested exposure to altitudes might contribute to the induction revelation experiences, and might further our understanding of the mountain metaphor in religion, so they're really going for it. Yeah on this win and they they point to the major revelations in the three major monotheistic religions. Judaism, the burning Bush This is God speaks through the burning Bush. This is from exodus. Christianity is transfiguration from the book of Matthew. This is in which Jesus divine nature is revealed on lookers. And, then in Islam there's also the the point where all speaks to the Prophet Mohammad. In that also like a mountain revelation. Now. One of the problems here is getting into the idea of insufficient altitudes right? Yeah, so I'd seen. The study brought up on science blog somewhere and I thought. It was interesting because touching on question. We're asking, but I saw it in the context of it, being ridiculed because the main mountains that it's talking about aren't really that hot right, so they're not like super high mountains that would be likely to cause altitude sickness right right? Yeah, they're not dealing with Himalayan peaks here, right This is what the paper says. Though about the idea of moderate altitudes, they said although the revelations discussed here had occurred in moderate altitudes. It may be assumed that in subjects who are prone to mystical experiences. Already moderate altitudes are sufficient to trigger river revelation like experiences and revelations so. The, argument here I guess is is first of all you know not not. Everyone's going to have the same reaction to altitude like we've discussed right and that even moderate high altitude they're arguing could be sufficient. Potentially is one of those more research needed areas right, but it could be enough to push. People. Minds toward mystical experiences, especially those minds are already susceptible to say hallucination to voices or a to the experience of the supernatural, and then the the the remembrance of supernatural experience. You know it's funny that they focus on like the Abraham MC, monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam because in the last episode. You remember we had a discussion how it seems to me that That actually sacred geography plays less of a role in the Ibrahimovic religions than it does in many other religions around world whereas. In Abraham religions, it seems that when place is wholly, it's usually because the idea. The something important happened there, whereas in many other religions around the world, the place itself has some religious significance, the re the land itself the mountain is the home of the Gods, or is the body of a God, or is sacred in its own right, not just because of something that happened there right i. Imagine there could be room for a lot of theological discussion in each of these three religions, but yeah all three of these, even as we were mentioning him. We were mentioning the event they were mentioning in the paper, the event that took place the meeting of of an individual and the divine, for instance in the case of the the the the Islam examples. So. At this point I want to turn to. A. Particular Mountain entity because I think it lines up with some of what we were just discussing year, and that's that entity is the Yeti. Everybody's favourite cooler. No, not the cooler I mean unless the cooler has an actual yet the in it. That'd be a good trick. Discovered one, what was it the whether somebody in Georgia? WHO claimed they had a big fluid and like a beer cooler and was like a freezer. There's a whole whole thing about ten or eleven years ago. Yeah! I remember it well, because for one fleeting second It made me wonder. Are we about to know that there is a sasquatch? And of course it turned out to not be the case. It was like a costume or something right now. The Eddie in modern Western culture it has become just kind of a Himalayan variant of the SASQUATCH. You know if I say yet, you major picture, bigfoot or skunk ape. Whatever the regional variation of this creature is and I do think that is important is. To think about the fact that there are variations of the wild man. Being in various cultures, basically like a bipedal creature, covered in hair that is seen all around the world, but has distinct origins in each case right yes. But It was looking at I wanted to get a like a better snapshot of the this ape like beast. as far as like Himalayan traditions go, so I ran across a very very insightful. A piece titled Boonies Tales of the Yeti by Kuehne Zane Coton Tales of the creature exists through the Himalayan region. and. The author points to the different names that are given to this entity so into bip Tabet. There's gangs me or glacier man. There's me Sean Poe or strongman, and each in Poe or great man The SHERPAS College Yeti the lectures. Call it Chew Moon or Snow Goblin I like that one or low moon or Mountain Goblin in Paul. There's Nihil new or Ban Monchy. He didn't provide a track translation translation for those, but I'm assuming some treatment on these various ideas you know and then the Bhutanese say migo or strong man also Greg Poe so we get this idea of like figure of of savage cold strength with possible. You. Know Ga Goblin a qualities as well. So showed rights that the the Migo I idea here dates back to the pre Buddhist bond writings, the the pre Buddhist, animist religion. We mentioned this briefly in the last episode, the indigenous religion of Tibet it came up because Mount Kailash. Amount, Kyle, Lhasa in in the Himalayas is a peak that is holy, not just to Hindus who believe some of whom believed that Lord Shiva and Parvathi dwell on top of Mount Kailash, but it's also holy to some Buddhists, Jane's and members of the bond religion that the Tibetan indigenous religion. Religion and apparently some bon rituals call for the blood of Migo, a slain with a sharp weapon. WHOA, yeah, so yeah, so this was a pre existing idea, but then you get some Westerners involved writing, and then you get this idea exported, and and and reignited in the Western mind so British Traveller William Hugh night of the royals the royal. Society's Club recorded a Yeti citing and nineteen three on his way back to India from Tibet, and then was another sighting in eighteen, twenty, five by a Westerner by a Greek zoologist in a time Bazi. Who described like this unquestionably figure in outline was exactly like a human, being walking upright and stopping occasionally to uproot or pull at some Dwarf Rhododendron It showed up dark against the snow and as far as I could make out wore no clothes. And then later you had print sightings and and so forth in the nineteen fifties that helped popularize the idea of the Yeti in the West..