The whole history is a big scam
The story they teach us is essentially a crime story, almost always told from the side of whoever committed the crime.
When I went to school, a long time ago, if there was a subject I hated this was history, I never liked it, especially because I felt it was distant and alien to my life. Even today, from how it is told and taught, it seems to me a whole big fiction, where the whims of rich, powerful and unscrupulous men pour their arrogance and their greed upon the world.
Now, on the other hand, one of the topics that I think most fascinating is the story itself which, behind the scenes, reveals itself as a great teacher of wisdom that is always current and alive, thanks to the discovery of books and authors who narrate about the different implications and show other levels of interpretation of the facts and things of history ! But above all, thanks to having understood, with the help of these authors, that "scholastic" history is a mere form of propaganda and self-celebration, aimed at giving credence to the values of modernism, often arbitrary, and for forging in people a certain type of thought and vision of the world, functional to a logic of indoctrination. But what has changed in the meantime in me? It has changed that I discovered the existence of "another story", I discovered thanks and interesting books and compelling authors, that history is not written forever, but is an evolving subject, an ancient and profound knowledge narrated in a way cryptic, which must be decrypted, a world still to be re-discovered and re-written, a world that opens to new visions, provides the key to our minds to access lost knowledge and essential values: ancient wisdoms to love and respect , for ourselves !
Among these authors I want to mention some very interesting names such as Adrian G. Gilbert, Robert Bauval, Joseph Campbell, Vicki Noble, Edouard Schuré, Marija Gimbutas, Graham Hancock, Emanuele Franz and many, many others, but I don't want to bore you with a sterile roundup of names, I will publish new posts and reviews on my blog in the future.
The story that is taught in school is not our story, that story that belongs to the ancient soul that is in each of us, it is a boring, partisan and vulgar story. I have now come to the "conclusion" that history, as it is served up, is just a sort of fable, or at least a distorted and artfully stuffed reality to give a plausible meaning and historical justification to our cultural model and our role in society, a justification to our current political geography, in the same way as Darwinian evolutionary theory, which has the same function on the scientific level.
And then how is history taught at school ? A whole slew of names and dates to learn by heart: lords, nobles, kings, generals, emperors, popes, rulers, battles, wars, invasions, violence, abuses ... in short, the history of power, of oppression, of politics is basically taught. Yes, unfortunately this is also and above all the world we live in, and we certainly cannot ignore it, but where are we in all of this? Where is the story of ordinary people? What did the ancients think? What meaning did they give to human existence? What role did they play in the cosmic theater? What did they eat? How did they relate to nature? They do not teach this story in school, you have to go and look for it yourself, and if you do it you will find many interesting things, which can change your vision of the world.
It is also a message of hope and optimism to know that there is another story, it means that there is also a different way of interpreting life, that people distant from us over time had created a world of values and meanings different from ours, perhaps better, perhaps not, but that there is the possibility of living differently, perhaps more in harmony with oneself, with one's own spirituality, with Nature and with the stars, and also perhaps among ourselves.
Official history, like official science, errs in the presumption of considering itself the pinnacle of knowledge, while it would be enough to even study the history of science to understand that often everything is just theory, which sooner or later will be discredited and replaced by other theories. Certainly the ancients possessed very deep knowledge, and we have simply forgotten them, or abandoned them for ideological gain, or worse for some economic interest (Nikola Tesla is a great example). Ultimately, beyond all the differences, deepening the story an invisible thread emerges that unites everything: science, history, spirituality, culture, language.
History itself should be seen as a living organism, which grows, evolves and adapts as new discoveries and new interpretations come to light, unfortunately this is not the case, and history turns out to be rigid and plastered in models considered indisputable, a dogma, and many discoveries and theories that do not validate this dogmatic view, are blatantly ignored or denigrated. And this often applies to science as well. I think this is a great limitation of our culture, the thought of having arrived, of having written and discovered everything, of not being willing to change point of view and way of seeing. A little humility would not hurt, it never hurts, but surely this is not a quality that characterizes those who hold the reins of the world.
Ancient facts and artifacts are interpreted according to our mentality, our culture and our sensitivity, and this strongly alters their meaning, even completely distorting it. For example, it is insisted that the ancient pyramids are tombs built by despotic pharaohs to the sound of whipping on the back of thousands of submissive slaves, but it could be a whole other story, the pyramids may not be tombs, or not only, and those who built them they might not have been slaves, but aware people who collaborated in a great common project. And if you try to imagine this, you understand that the story takes on a whole different meaning and perspective.
There are history books that have opened new horizons for me and made me appreciate this fascinating subject, because it is the story of our journey as human beings, and not as subjects or citizens belonging to some superior or abstract political entity. Here are some quotes and some intriguing readings, with the hope of being able to suggest new perspectives, or at least to suggest a way of seeing a little less know-all.
Here are some interesting inputs, I will then publish on my blog SOUL FOOD some posts on the most fascinating and most enlightening books I have read about history.
"There is a history that passes by, clearly visible and, strictly speaking, it is the history of crime, because if there were no crimes there would be no history. All the turning points and the most important stages of this history are marked by crimes: murders, acts of violence, thefts, wars, riots, massacres, torture, executions (...). But this is only a certain story, the one we all know, the one they teach us at school.
The other story is the one that very few know about. Hardly anyone can see it behind the crime story. But the creations of this secret history continue to exist for a long time, sometimes for many centuries, like Notre Dame de Paris. The visible history, the history that proceeds on the surface, the history of crime, attributes to itself what the hidden history has created."
- P.D,Uspenski: A New Model of the Universe, London 1967 -
"... one of the most common mistakes is to believe that just because a given epoch is more remote in time, it must necessarily be more barbaric, worse organized and less refined."
- John Harvey: The Plantagenets - 1965 -
It is the presumption of the modern pseudoscientific era, which schematizes history, in a simplistic and banal way, like an arrow that proceeds in a straight line, evolutionarily, from a barbaric and wrong past, to a civil and just present.
"In ancient times different worlds coexisted on Earth (as today, however, ed), epochs that were out of phase with each other passed together: splendors, medieval times, declines, renaissance. What man had discovered one day, would later be forgotten. And then rediscovered elsewhere. A diffusionist, gradualist and evolutionary vision has weighed on our culture for two centuries and places us in a history that never took place, and neglects the fundamental constancy of existence. The millennia ago with which we date them " origins "rather indicate rediscoveries, revivals, rebirths, and express our inextinguishable need to get out of time and start all over again. The" origins "are nothing more than arbitrary moments, of rupture, rather conclusive than initial. Unlike falls, the origins don't know themselves, they are insignificant and innavertible, like the sources of the great rivers, of which at most we can identify the catchment area."
- Giuseppe Sermonti: The alphabet descends from the stars, ed. Mimesis -
"The worst infirmity of our age is that Science and Religion present themselves as two enemy and antithetical forces. Intellectual infirmity, all the more pernicious as it comes from above and insinuates itself in a subtle but unstoppable way in everyone's soul, as subtle poison breathed in with the air. Now, every infirmity of the intellect becomes in the long run infirmity of the soul and, consequently, social infirmity. "
- Edouard Schuré: The Great Initiates, Newton Compton publisher -