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a time line of the greatest milestones in the development of the occult sciences as well as the whole mankind; pretty interesting...
44,000 BC Geneticists believe that an ancestral human population of about 2000 individuals who lived somewhere in Africa began to split up.
24,000 BC "Black Venus" figurine unearthed near the Czech village of Dolni Vestonice in 1924. Also one at Willendorf. 11 cm tall. Discovered in 1908. Oldest Paleolithic sculptures? Oldest known portrayals of women? 100 small statuettes have been found.
6500 BC Catal Huyuk, neolithic site in Turkey (Central Anatolia) flourished...At Catul Huyuk the goddess images were shown with the bull horns emerging from her womb. (June Campbell pg 41)
4242 BCE Earliest recorded date in history. (in ancient Egypt). Egyptian calendar which is regulated by Sun and Moon has 360 days with 12 months of 30 days.
4000 BCE Astrology begins in Mesopotamia. Sumerians build ziggurats, the first astrological observatories. The Sun, Moon and 5 visible planets are used. Astrological knowledge is recorded in cuneiform on clay tablets.
1148 Hildegard of Bingen writing on science
1147-9: The Second Crusade ends in relative disarray with an abortive siege of Damascus.
d. 1149 Yosef ben Ya’aqob Ibn Saddiq. Olam Qatan (“The Microcosm”) borrowed in large part from the Encyclopaedia of the Brotherhood of Purity whose “sacred writings” of this sect of Ismailites were to play “an important role also in Jewish gnosis”
1150 Turba philosophorum translated from Arabic.
c. 1150: Abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1078-1179), hailed as the "Sibyl of the Rhine," writes the Scivias and a series of important letters; she also composes music and verse, including the Ordo virtutum.
c.1150 "The Ysagoge in Theologiam" text from the school of Abelard (Christian knowledge of Jewish speculation)held that the Old Testament evidenced in Hebrew the incarnation of the Word and Trinity in the unity of divine essence more than the Latin or Greek.
c.1150 Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Life of Merlin"
1150 fl. Ya’aqob Nazir (the “Nazirian) underwent in Jerusalem initiation into mystical and angelogical traditions – one of the handfull of Jews from Provence who were alledged daily access to the revelations of the Prophet Elia and who had initiated Maimonides to the Kabbalah.
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