This was taken from rock art whats it all about, thread on the TMA
"Tiompan heres a clue in the words of another "much wider corpus of signs that expressed the cosmological and spiritual beliefs of the Neolithic age.
Now consider a pre-egoic culture without the consideration of a cosmo-spiritual dichotomy between landscape and self.......where would that lead us?
"Given we know nothing of the cosmological and spiritual beliefs of the rock art makers, any map(ping) from the images carved into the rocks to something linked to those beliefs is unlikely to be spottable in this "egoic" culture. No matter how much explorers of the esoteric would have us believe of their amazing transformations of self, they are still based in modern culture and will always be fundamentally based in modern culture with its social and reflected physiological rules."
"Asking questions like that is nought but smoke and mirrors..."
This is the geezer who claimed to have hacked this website.......seems like a nice guy!
Well I think we can all see the arrogance seething through this post. He has completely got the wrong end of the stick as well!
I think maybe (probably....err definitely)he has failed to grasp the concept of pre-egoic and the possibility for non-dual states of consciousness.
In his ignorance he has presumed that this necessitates a esoteric belief structure, to him it probably does! (which just goes to show how little he understands)
I have to admit that this bit made me laugh......quite a lot "will always be fundamentally based in modern culture with its social and reflected physiological rules."
Brilliant, pure gold!
Smoke and mirrors....too right Juamie. The pretension to some idea of a baseline that all can be reduced to is the first and last refuge of the stupid! The smoke is the illusions you cling to and the mirror is the reflected diatribe we have to endure!