Strange Unsolved Mysteries by Margaret Ronan

By Margaret Ronan

Ghosts… Premonitions… desires that come true… Hexes and curses… gadgets that circulation by means of a few mystery force… areas the place mom Nature fools you. a majority of these issues are available during this e-book - and extra, every little thing you learn right here rather occurred to actual humans! they're actual unsolved mysteries which were witnessed and authenticated.

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For 4,000 years the Egyptians considered their 'gods' to be real beings. In the Middle Ages we still killed 'witches' in our burning ideological zeal. The belief of the ancient Greeks that they could tell the future from a goose's entrails is as out of date today as the conviction of ultraconservatives that nationalism still has the slightest importance. We have a thousand and one errors of the past to correct. The self-assurance that is feigned is threadbare and is really only an acute form of stubbornness.

On the fifth tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh, which is of Sumerian origin and much older than the Bible, we find virtually the same sentence: 'No mortal comes to the mountain where the gods dwell. ' In other ancient books which hand down stages in the history of mankind, we find very similar statements. Why did the 'gods' not want to show themselves face to face? Why did they not let their masks fall? What were they afraid of? Or does the whole account in Exodus come from the Epic of Gilgamesh?

Now everything is more 'civilised' and there is much less Page 28 fuss. Theories and intolerably audacious ideas are hushed up or dismissed by killer phrases, as the Americans say. There are many possibilities: • It's against the rules! ) It's not classical enough! ) • It's too revolutionary! ) • The universities won't go along with that! ) • Others have already tried that! (Of course. ) • We can't see any sense in it! ) • That hasn't been proved yet! ' 'Nowhere in the Bible,' asserted another, 'does it say that the earth revolves round the sun.

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