Eternal Knowledge – Bronze Age to the Modern Age

• February 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

This article is part of a series.  Read the part 2 and the part 3.

What is ‘eternal knowledge’? Sir Isaac Newton referred to it as prisca sapientia. This is timeless, sophisticated knowledge, the ‘perennial wisdom’ familiar to Aldous Huxley and the poet Yeats, and also known to the ‘advanced’ city-based civilisations of the Bronze Age over 5,000 years ago. But some of what they knew has been lost or forgotten.

In the East of England a group of friends, keen to re-discover ancient knowledge that is both useful and relevant, are organising an ‘Eternal Knowledge Festival’, with talks and workshops (see below for contact details).  The festival will take place in April on Suffolk farmland, close to the coast and to the Michael & Mary energy line that runs from the East down through Stonehenge and Avebury to the South West. Over the next few months Lucy Wyatt, one of the organisers, will be introducing various elements of the event: from agriculture to architecture; harmonies and healing; physics and metaphysics.

Why the Bronze Age? Because it was then that the first cities emerged, that civilisation as we know it began, and we first become aware of cultures who knew how to address the needs of the city dweller and still have with respect for the Earth. We have been too quick to dismiss ancient societies as backward and primitive, believing in our arrogance that we are most ‘progressive’. We either forget or are unaware that much knowledge has disappeared between the start of the Iron Age c.1,200 BC and now – more than 3,000 years of history.

In the West, because so much of what we know about civilisation we have inherited from the Greeks – medicine, mathematics, law, architecture etc etc – or from the Romans,  we have assumed that civilisation starts with them. We fail to realise that in fact they represent the end of civilisation, not the beginning. But with few records and only stone monuments and artefacts as evidence, it is difficult to fully comprehend the sophistication of the Bronze Age civilisations that pre-date the Greeks and Romans.

The Great Pyramid is one example. We forget to appreciate just what an amazing construction it is. It is still one of the largest manmade structures in the world and it is over 4,000 years old. The statistics of the Great Pyramid are breathtaking. It is 2.3 million blocks on solid rock with some weighing 50 tons and brought 500 miles from the quarry in Aswan. Its four corners are true 90 degree angles to within 1/100th of an inch. Modern buildings have difficulty achieving such accuracy. The explanation that thousands of slaves built it using only hemp rope and copper tools does not stand up to serious analysis.

There is no plausible explanation of how the ancient Egyptians and others could do what they did. In Mexico, Bolivia, Peru there are equally incredible stone constructions. At the very least, they should make us more receptive to the idea that the ancients had certain extraordinary techniques.

One idea that we will be exploring at the ‘Eternal Knowledge Festival’ in April is that the Bronze Age civilisers knew how to deliberately manipulate ‘energies’ in whatever form – whether electromagnetism or ultrasound or some other frequency or vibration. They possibly applied this knowledge in practical ways to improve their lives – from the ground up, as it were. For instance, it is not a coincidence that the ancients chose to use copper and bronze in their agriculture.

For the festival we have two leading experts coming to explain the connections between electro-magnetism, copper and food production – Yannick van Doorne from Belgium and Jane Cobbald from UK-based ‘Implementations’ who specialize in copper garden tools. In my next post I will give you an introduction to their talks, and more in the future about geodesy, cymatics, metaphysics and other subjects which could provide a blueprint for a better life.

Eternal Knowledge Festival – See website for more details.
27th-29th April 2012
Holly Hills, Thorington, Suffolk

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Lucy Wyatt

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Lucy is an author of ‘Approaching Chaos – could an ancient archetype save C21st civilization?’- published in January 2010. She lives on an eco-farm deep in the Suffolk countryside which she and her husband restored from derelict. She lived with her family in Suffolk for over 20 years as a good place for children even though her own childhood home was the University town of Cambridge, where she studied at Sussex University, International Relations & Italian. After Sussex she lived and worked in London, lastly for a firm of City stockbrokers and before that in marketing for Sir Terence Conran’s Design Group. When her family moved to Suffolk, Lucy was able to develop further her ideas of living in harmony with Nature and indulge in a love of horses. She is a trustee of The Gatekeeper Trust, leading pilgrimages on equinoxes and solstices, and campaigns on developing local food resilience strategies.

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