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"britain mount" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

10:17 min | 1 year ago

"britain mount" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

"We we begin with the inferno We have Eventually in Book Three Wind up in paradise but to get there Dante and Virgil have to scale the mount of purgatorio. The earthly purgatory So this is a mountain that is that extends from Earth to the Threshold of Heaven and at the very top of the mountain at the very peak. That's where the earthly paradise is located the Eden of Of the Old Testament and Christian traditions. Okay so this does this makes more sense also if you know something about like Medieval Catholic theology right which which had this belief in the idea of purgatory. Where it wasn't hell. You know you weren't condemned there forever but you were basically good Christian but you did some sins that were not atoned for in so you have to go to purgatory before you can get to Heaven Ryan so you spend some time there in you know. It's not hell but it's not nice. It's not pleasant and you're stuck there until you essentially serve out your sentence your purified of your sin and then you can be admitted into heaven right. It is a literary symbolic representation of penitent Christian life again. No one holds that the amount of purgatory is a real place. It in very much a part of literature here but does service kind of a nice example of some of the same ideas of of mythological holy mountain. Well one thing I do like about the idea of of Holy Mountains including purgatory. Actually the amount of purgatory is that they do seem like an indication of older versions of religion. That were more That could be situated on earth because the lots of parts of earth. We didn't know about right. You know so like Dante could say well. Yes you can enter hell through a cave here and you go down then you can go up the mountain of purgatory and that's over here and that would be okay because you know. There's lots of the earth that he didn't know what was there. You could just assume it's somewhere undiscovered. Yeah now they're of course plenty of actual mountains that are considered sacred either by association with a Mythical World Mountain. You see that. From time to time where there's a mythological mountain in a nearby mountain becomes associated with the same ideas through traditions and then if we if we as we have explored in past episodes there's also the added dimensions various Pyramids ziggurats that Have been constructed as a sort of artificial mountain allowing the people who built them to participate in Mountain Top sacred rites and observances in some cases in regions where such peaks are are not Readily available well. Yeah and just like in the case say like in Mount Kailash where it is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvathi are dwell on top of the mountain the Ziggurat I think is interpreted by many modern scholars to have been thought to be a home of the gods by the people who use them so like maybe the priests would go up there and do some kind of right but it was also believed that the God would come down and like sleep. The night on the top of the Ziggurat may made even live there for some period absolutely You know and another quick thing. I want to mention in looking at various mountainous. I noticed that in your primordial beings often for mountains out of the soil or as we mentioned earlier they their bodies or the bodies of loved ones become the mountains. And you know it's it's easy to sort of take the formation of mountains for granted with even just sort of you know a casual understanding say plastic tonics and so forth Daily basically a surface level understanding of geology. But imagine trying to understand what a mountain was. If you really had no idea about any of these things I mean unless you were witness to volcanic eruption Are there there are mountain formation processes? That are going to be readily observable and so it makes as much sense if anything to turn to some of these These these these purely mythological and cosmic explanations for why they're there well you can get even weirder with it. I mean one of my favorite examples is the coolest place I've ever been the Mount Stephen Trial by beds up in Britain Mount Stephen British Columbia which is part of the Burgess Shale formation that I went to a couple of years ago. And so you try to imagine that not having a any kind of scientific understanding you go up a mountain and then up near the top. There's just like a cliff where pieces of of Rocker shearing off and got the imprint of strange undersea monsters on them. And it's like you have no idea of figuring out how so this once was sedimentary rock at the bottom of an ocean and it has been pushed up and made into a mountain over hundreds of millions of years yeah even knowing the geologic geological processes in in in place here it's still amazing to behold and well beyond the scope of a human lifetime and and really sort of natural human perception absolutely so Ran Through some more examples here. Holy Mounds it. Kinda give a nice overview of some of these different Different ideas I was reading about the din. Hey Bonday the Navajo. Creation Myth Complete with the creation recreation of the sacred mountains across five worlds so that involves the idea that four other worlds preceded the one that we live in now and this is an idea that POPs up in various Mesoamerican in native American religions. for the Aztecs Kawata APAC served as the mythical sacred mountain the Serpent Mountain in their mythical homeland ascalon and according to Nicoletta mastery on Thought Co the Great Temple of knocked. Alon is thought to be a replica of this holy mountain so another example of recreating the Holy Mountain. An artificial holy mountain created in the likeness of mythological form in norse mythology human bureau is the mountain where the by Frost connects Asgard and mid guard. And this is home of the God. him doll and then there's also perhaps the less famous nearby org and this is the hiding place of the mead of poetry. Oh Yeah Mount. Fuji is important in Japanese culture. It represents according to Birnbaum quote quest for beauty and simplicity that lies at the heart of Japanese culture and I think yeah. Mount Fuji is is one of these examples. That like it's it's a cultural. Let's put part of its cultural pride like it is a part of the natural geography that people can take pride in and find a sense of identity in one thing. I think every time I see an image of Mount Fuji is it just looks very visually. Perfect is very like gracefully sloped. Symmetrical only can only get a work of art. Yeah exactly if you go to Tanzania you'll find Mount Kilimanjaro and Some of the that the CIA people of that region their myths and beliefs about the dorm volcano hold that it contains gateways to the spirit world in Chinese mythology though. There are a few different. Holy Mountains of note. One is mount Buju or Boozer Sean. And Its associated with the Premier Mountains in Central Asia. And it's one of the skype pillars holding up the heavens and again this is the mountain trope found in various cultures There's a a myth in which was damaged by the Water God Gong Gong in his ancient battle for supremacy against the Yellow Emperor and then after the Olympic. Victory the goddess. Newel ahead to repair the damage but in Chinese myth The the Kunlun is perhaps the most important as described in the excellent handbook of Chinese mythology gang on Turner. It is not only a key pillar of the sky but also an abode of Gods and immortals and there are really a lot of descriptions of it and its various films. Magical trees magical animals. It's really an entire sacred ecology unto itself and if there's a particular magical plant magical item or sacred water that you wish to obtain then coon is the place you'll find it. Scott it all. Yeah it's it's everything it includes. It holds for instance the sweet spring and Emerald Lake the parole tree. The tree the tree of immortality Cinnabar River which prevents death. If you drink it the week river where nothing floats so it has. It has all the magical items in just scaling it scaling to the appropriate Terrace on the mountain. According to some traditions means that you can take on divine powers yourself. Over natural forces perhaps acquire immortality or even take on spirit status yourself again provided you know where to climb and you can survive. The dangers various important. Mythic events are sometimes set on the mountain including the goddess new ause marriage to her brother and the subsequent population of the world so again. That's just a that's just a few examples there so many other sacred mountains That we didn't we didn't have time to include or just didn't have time to research but again if we left one out that you're particularly fond of or you've visited yourself certainly right into us. Well and these I would point out are just the sacred mountains that have accumulated like myths with Staying Power Liars. Because I would say there are a number of now pretty well observed phenomena that would under normal circumstances be creating new sacred mountain myths all the time and maybe we should explore that when we come back from a break..

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"britain mount" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

06:38 min | 1 year ago

"britain mount" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

"We, of course have the three books right we. We begin with the inferno with eventually in book three. Wind up in paradise, but to get there. Dante and Virgil have to scale the mount of Purgatorio. The earthly purgatory so this is a mountain that is. That extends from Earth to the Threshold of Heaven and at the very top of the mountain at the very peak. That's where the earthly paradise is located, the Eden of of the Old Testament and Christian traditions. Okay, so this does. This makes more sense also, if you know something about like Medieval, Catholic theology right, which which had this belief in the idea of purgatory where it wasn't hell, you know you weren't condemned there forever, but you were basically good. Christian, but you did some sins that were not atoned for in. So you have to go to purgatory before you can get to heaven right, so you spend some time there in. You know. It's not hell, but it's not nice. It's not pleasant. and. You're stuck there until you essentially serve out your sentence, your purified of your sin, and then you can be admitted into heaven, right? It is a literary symbolic representation of penitent Christian life. Again no one holds that the amount of purgatory is a real place. It Very Much A. Part of literature here. But does service kind of a nice example of some of the same ideas of of mythological holy mountain, well one thing I do like about the idea of of Holy Mountains including purgatory, actually the amount of purgatory is that they do seem like an indication of older versions of religion that were more that could be situated on earth, because the lots of parts of earth. We didn't know about right. You know so like. Could say well. Yes, you can enter hell through a cave here and you go down then you can go up the mountain of purgatory, and that's over here, and that would be okay because you know. There's lots of the earth that he didn't know what was there. You could just assume it's somewhere undiscovered. Yeah! Now they're of course, plenty of actual mountains that are considered sacred, either by association with a Mythical World Mountain you see that from time to time where there's a mythological mountain in. Nearby mountain becomes associated with the same ideas through traditions, and then if we if we as we have explored in past episodes, there's also the added dimensions. Various Pyramids ziggurats that have been constructed as sort of artificial mountain, allowing the people who built them to participate in Mountain Top sacred rites and observances in some cases in regions where such peaks are are not readily available well. Yeah, and just like in the case. Say like in Mount Kailash where it is believed. Believed that Lord Shiva and part of our dwell on top of the mountain. The Ziggurat I think is interpreted by many modern scholars to have been thought to be a home of the gods by the people who use them so like. Maybe the priests would go up there and do some kind of right, but it was also believed that the God would come down and like sleep. The night on the top of the Ziggurat may made even live there for some period. Absolutely and another quick thing I want to mention in looking at various mountainous I noticed that you know primordial beings for mountains out of the soil, or as we mentioned earlier, they their bodies, or the bodies of. Loved ones become the mountains and you know. It's it's easy to sort of take the formation of mountains for granted with even just sort of. You know a casual. Understanding, say tectonics and so forth daily basically. A surface level understanding of geology, but imagine trying to understand what mountain was. If you really had no idea about any of these things I mean unless you. Were witnessed to volcanic eruption are there there are. Mountain formation processes that are going to be readily observable, and so it makes as much sense of anything to turn to some of these these these these purely mythological and cosmic explanations for why they're there well, you can get even weirder with it. I mean one of my favorite examples is the coolest place I've ever been the Mount Stephen Trial by beds up in Britain Mount, Stephen, British Columbia which is part of the Burgess Shale formation that I went to a couple of years ago and so you try to imagine that not having a any kind of scientific understanding you go. Go up a mountain, and then up near the top, there's just like a cliff where pieces of of Rocker shearing off, and got the imprint of strange undersea monsters on them, and it's like you. You'd have no idea of figuring out how so this once was sedimentary rock at the bottom of an ocean, and it has been pushed up and made into a mountain over hundreds of millions of years. Yeah, even knowing the geologic geological processes in in in place here it's still amazing to behold, and well beyond the scope of a human lifetime, and and really sort of natural human perception absolutely. So Ran Through some more examples here, holy mounds it. Kinda give nice overview of some of these different different ideas. I was reading about the Hey Bonday the Navajo creation myth complete with the creation recreation of the sacred mountains across five worlds, so that involves the idea that four other worlds proceeded the one that we live in now, and this is an idea that POPs up various Mesoamerican in native American religions and For the Aztecs Kawata Apac served as the mythical sacred mountain the serpent. In their mythical homeland ascalon, and according to Nicoletta mastery on thought Co. the Great Temple of Tanakh knocked. Dhillon is thought to be a replica of this holy mountain, so another example of recreating the Holy Mountain, an artificial holy mountain created. In the likeness of mythological form. In norse mythology, human bureau is the mountain where the by Frost Connects Asgard and mid guard, and this is home of the God him doll, and then there's also perhaps the less famous nearby org, and this is the hiding place of the mead of poetry. Oh, yeah..

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"britain mount" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

13:07 min | 1 year ago

"britain mount" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"It is a Saturday morning update it's great to have you with the sun roof valor and we had the opportunity to sit in on new year's morning and it was a pleasure to be joined by Kerry ticket and she is the senior campaign reporter at the Washington examiner Kerry it's nice to have you join us on Sunday morning update Hey thanks for having the wreck I wanted to talk to you about the whole Iran Iraq situation striking headline that you wrote if Democrats defend Obama Iran deal in face of trump jabs some would say some of the Democrats went as far as maybe taking on some of the Ronnie and talking points this week what was the gist of your article well one of the biggest ways that the Democrats were going after Donald Trump as far as responding to is that drone strike of a little money was saying is the trump administration didn't pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran then we wouldn't be in this whole situation to begin with so they're saying that essentially terrorism coming from or ran over Iraq wouldn't be happening that rand wouldn't be closer to a nuclear weapon so they are putting everything on the G. C. T. away because that's just the acronym for the Iran nuclear deal they're just saying that everything relied on that that that kept for ran in check and so the reason why they're saying that simply because trump he made his remarks about it it he said look the reason why a rand has all of these weapons to a go after our troops the reason why there were able to because all these horrendous missed out in the Middle East will work with because we actually finance them back during the previous administration through the G. C. P. LA cual Democrats didn't take that kind of that and they essentially it back it from on that accusation the proxy attacks didn't stop though during the Obama administration after the signing of the nuclear deal today no no they didn't and that's just did one of the one of the big things that was going on is that our our ships were being charged at in international waters you still have the mining of DHEA Persian Gulf that was going on the time ten of our sailors were were were seized from from a ship in and this is just you know right after the A. T. C. P. away was that implemented I mean even James clapper one year after DGC keel way was was implemented he himself testified saying that things got worse but vis a vis our details that yet did Democrats are sort of having amnesia about right now but they will still claim that Donald Trump going after so money has made things worse when in fact ultimately for the last forty years you had this this Arabian regime who has been causing havoc all over the Middle East and also you had the Iranians revolutionary guard corps the has been causing you know absolutely horrendous mist towards American citizens overseas in in hundreds of American troops killed on a date this is something that people are single use Mr war one one fax the Iranians have been thinking that that they've essentially has been at war with us for the past forty years you wrote an article about will hurt he's an outgoing Republican congressman from Texas not running for reelection he's not been a consistent supporter of president trump say the least but he made a poignant statement this week and it ended up as a headline in one of your articles he wrote in an opinion piece at the Washington examiner and within the peace he said quote around is the culprit not the victim now as you are it's just mentioned are what will her he's a former CIA officer he worked out in the Middle East for a long period of time you so she definitely knows what he's talking about here because within the his PC he is trying to ask his democratic colleagues quote what is the alternative do nothing and failed to protect American lives that are shared interests with are the Arab and Israeli partners excellent question here this is one of these situations where you have will hurt who you once again he's not known as you know grassroots super conservative congressman any and and he's out the door after the after the elections are over but still he certainly knows that the Iranians were were added as been a an absolutely horrendous regime not just to Americans but to their own people to their own people and that is that something that is it is is that being forgotten here so the house passes legislation to limit the president's powers through the authorization to use military force legislation and the question I guess I would have is does that go anywhere does it have any real significance from the eighty the Democrats standpoint the way they look at this I mean it's it's non binding it's not going to tie the president's hands it is they look at it as a socially symbolic it did this come from the of course the war powers act but keep in mind the disc didn't come out of committee this is something that the dead most Democrats voted for on and and I think you're about to separate Democrats did not vote for it are you had about three Republican defections but ultimately they can tell their base we'll see what we did see what we did we we basically told the president that you know she she can't do this type of strike against people like for money but in fact the this could actually backfire on them because as we go into the twenty twenty election Republicans are going to save that Democrats are trying to tie president trump's hands even though they didn't technically do that but they're going to go out and say it depicted the Democrats would like to tie the president's hands if they could you when he needs to strike a iris abroad and that's going to be a very powerful talking point for Republicans now for Democrats in pre safe seats that that's that's pretty powerful but for Democrats in the swing districts I could be a a problem for them one to two very important local story and that is proposed gun legislation in Virginia you have been following it very closely you wrote a couple of stories this week and and what is the latest in the proposals including one introduced on Thursday that's right one of the bills that was proposed by democratic delegate Dan helmer it would prohibit indoor shooting ranges in the state that are not owned by a calm water or federal government that have more than fifty people working in the firing range in the in the same building so this is going to be a big problem for the a firing range over at the national rifle association because apparently the the attached building right nearby the firing range over at the NRA of course generate has more than fifty people working for it so it was tailored to go after their firing range however if you actually go to the NRA firing range it's it's barely attacks really to the a firing range there needs it's not like they can take fifty people really stuff that into their into their firing range it's it's like practically nearly a separate building but I do they are trying to me trying to tailor this this a bill so they can try and get rid of the the NRA range but actually there are at least two other Virginia gun ranges around the state that would be affected one is I believe there's a leech shooting range out in and I think it's a Manassas there also is another one down in Virginia beach both have at least sixty employees and they would be affected and keep in mind yeah those two other ranges that I just mentioned they need help train thousands of that people in a in a military and law enforcement they have contracts with with the military they also trained thousands upon thousands of individuals who work come through their doors on it in in the courses that have to do with gun safety and I have a feeling that this bill is going to be going anywhere because even many Democrats are are going to be saying look you can't just shut down a gun range that would be helping people learn how to use firearms safely Kerry ticket at the Washington examiner will be watching your stories on that gun legislation as it proceeds thank you very much for being with us absolutely take care it is six thirty two what is the Saturday morning update on WMAL in to bring you up to date Iran now says that it did shoot down the Ukrainian jetliner by mistake says its forces actually Bentley shot down the aircraft earlier this week killed all one hundred seventy six aboard the government had repeatedly denied western accusations from not only the US but Canada France Great Britain mounting evidence that it was responsible for the crash the plane was hit hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack by two military bases housing U. S. troops in Iraq in retaliation for the strike on general solo mania a military statement says the plane was mistaken for a hostile target after it turned toward a sensitive military center of the revolutionary guard that's what they say the acknowledgment is an embarrassment for the armed forces likely to anger the Iranian public they are already angry expressions on social media from the Iranian people this morning now one other note of interest you're probably familiar with the foreign minister Javad Zarif you seem a lot on network television interviews and he has made a statement this morning and he's trying to place the blame on the United States saying on Twitter that the disaster was caused by quote U. S. adventurism the military statement it said there'd been information suggesting the US was preparing to narrowly target sensitive defense and key sites and multiple targets in our country and this led to even more sensitive defense posture by our anti aircraft units that's the statement from the Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif the state department had no immediate comment late last night about Iran's admission of responsibility the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iran's armed forces to investigate the quote possible shortcomings that led to the downing of the aircraft a north.

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"britain mount" Discussed on The Inquiry

The Inquiry

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"britain mount" Discussed on The Inquiry

"Tensions between the Shah and Britain mounted during the second World War Rizzo Shaw was developing close relations with Germany. The British were worried for two things. They were worried about the oil. They didn't want the oil to fall into the hands of the Germans, and they were also worried for their Russian ally and for Russian vulnerability. If the Germans got hold of the oilfields in the caucuses in buck. So in nineteen forty one, the British invaded Iran from the south and Soviet forces from the north. The reason given was to stop the country being taken over by Germany. However, there were other benefits securing Iran's, biggest oil producing region for Britain. Rizzo Shaw was forced to abdicate and replaced by his more amenable son. What was now called the Anglo Iranian Oil Company expanded its production, cheap, Iranian oil was used to power the Royal Navy and helped pay for Britain's recovery after the second World War. The British on the Churchill, we're obsessed with oil and prestige and not losing a very important source of foreign exchange because the British Konomi was in deep deep trouble, and the money from the oil was basically one of the factors keeping Britain afloat after the war. But that all came under threat in nineteen fifty one. On the next day that the premier Dr methodic and his ministers symbol. Two hundred was not death Wiley. Secular politician was swept into power on the promise to bring back Iranian oil to Iranians. The new prime minister pledged to nationalize the Anglo Iranian Oil Company..

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"britain mount" Discussed on The Inquiry

The Inquiry

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"britain mount" Discussed on The Inquiry

"Tensions between the Shah and Britain mounted during the second World War Rizzo Shaw was developing close relations with Germany. The British were worried for two things. They were worried about the oil. They didn't want the oil to fall into the hands of the Germans, and they were also worried for their Russian ally and for Russian vulnerability. If the Germans got hold of the oilfields in the caucuses in buck. So in nineteen forty one, the British invaded Iran from the south and Soviet forces from the north. The reason given was to stop the country being taken over by Germany. However, there were other benefits securing Iran's, biggest oil producing region for Britain. Rizzo Shaw was forced to abdicate and replaced by his more amenable son. What was now called the Anglo Iranian Oil Company expanded its production, cheap, Iranian oil was used to power the Royal Navy and helped pay for Britain's recovery after the second World War. The British on the Churchill, we're obsessed with oil and prestige and not losing a very important source of foreign exchange because the British Konomi was in deep deep trouble, and the money from the oil was basically one of the factors keeping Britain afloat after the war. But that all came under threat in nineteen fifty one. On the next day that the premier Dr methodic and his ministers symbol. Two hundred was not death Wiley. Secular politician was swept into power on the promise to bring back Iranian oil to Iranians. The new prime minister pledged to nationalize the Anglo Iranian Oil Company..

Anglo Iranian Oil Company Germany Britain Rizzo Shaw Iran prime minister Royal Navy Dr methodic