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Masters in Agriculture, Wine and Beer making, Food preservation, Textile, Dying, paper production… The Phoenicians

It is reported that Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder, after visiting Carthage and returning to Rome with the most exquisite and delightful crops of the orchards in Carthage, he exclaimed with raging indignation:

“Carthage is back to its former glory and power. I am of the opinion that Carthage must be destroyed…”

And Carthage was sacked in 149 BC, let burn for 17 days, and perishing 50,000 inhabitants…

The Roman senate ordered to retrieve from the ruins the 28 volumes of Mago masterful “Treatise on Agriculture”.

This treatise of the “Father of Agriculture” was translated into Latin. The Phoenicians considered agriculture as a precise science.

The Roman scholar Silanus translated the chief parts of the volumes.

St. Augustine, who spoke the still living Punic tongue in the 4th century AC, wrote: “On the word of many scholars, there was a great deal of virtue and wisdom in the Punic books…”

Even in the 20th century, many illustrious chemists did their best to decode the Phoenician purple color  and their dying processes and failed.

The Phoenician textile industry was traded in every corner of the world, and silk, and cotton were common elements in the fabrics…

Papyrus and paper are derivation of the Phoenician term babir, and the City-State of Byblos, renowned for book production gave birth to  Bible, bibliotheca, bibliography…

The Roman Strabo wrote:

“In Sidon and Tyre, one could learn astronomy and arithmetic, which are necessary for navigation… And one could also study all branches of philosophy…”

Paul Valery wrote in “Architecture, 1923”: “This audacious Phoenician ceaselessly agitated the Ocean…

When archaeologists and paleontologists … claim that mankind civilization has the Near East as its hotbed, they mean:

“The Phoenician and Chaldean immigrated everywhere around the world and traded their goods, language, alphabet, industries… and left their imprint of high level civilization to future generations of mankind…”

Note 1:  Colonized the Americas? https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/evidences-the-phoenicians-colonized-the-americas-and-new-zealand-part-3/

Note 2: Inspired from “6,000 years of peaceful contribution to mankind” by late Charles Corm 

Masters in Mining and Metallurgy: The Phoenicians

The Island of Malta (Maleth for refuge and haven), across Libya, was reserved by the Phoenicians as one of their principle locations to save their goods in period of wars and increased sea pirate attacks.  The people in Malta made good use of the miles of underground corridors dug by the Phoenicians in order to protect themselves from the bombs dropped on them by Italy during WWII. Those ancient corridors served the Phoenicians as warehouses for their precious goods and valuable minerals.

Cape Sounion in southern Greece has endless underground galleries, similar to those in Malta.

At the single location in Salaber (Asturias) underground excavation attained a space of 4 million cubic-meter, with a base reaching deep under sea level…

According to Franz Carl Movers, a 12-kilometer channel was dug up along this desert and arid site in order to flood and wash the ore of minerals.

In Albameda, near Oviedo in north Portugal, 3 aqueducts were dug up on a hillside to provide water to the Phoenician metal plant.

The Phoenicians excavated 4,200 meters of a network of tunnels to mine precious stones in the Amazon city of Maranon in Brazil.

Adrian Paillette, an engineer scholar, commented:

“The Phoenician’s metal=works demonstrated a very high and advanced level of metallurgical expertise and artistry that the Romans and the Arabs never reached at the height of their civilizations…”

The name of the Pyrenees mountains is derived from pyretta or fire, and it is due to the multiple forest fires started by the Phoenicians explorer in order to extensively exploit the silver ore.

The water tower to feed Tyr with water had sources in underground waterways. The water soared 5 meters above the level of the water source and the tower was 20 meters in diameter. The incoming water was roaring and surging to easily power multiple large mills.

The roads of Tyre and Carthage were paved at the very early stages of their founding.

The Phoenician cement outperformed current “Portland cement“. Even after 4,000 years, the aqueducts of Paleo-Tyre, remnant of what can be seen in Ras el Ain, is still standing, indestructible, and sturdier than sheer rock.

Mind you that Tyre is derived from Tzuur, the Rock.

As Paul Valery wrote in the “Architect, 1923”:

This audacious Phoenician ceaselessly agitated the Ocean…”

Note: From “6,000 years of peaceful contribution to mankind” by late Charles Corm

Full Consciousness, unconscious mind, subconscious brain, Night Dreaming…

First we need to define among the various levels of consciousness:

The Unconscious Mind is the constant stream of thoughts that crosses our mind haphazardly, which we have no control over the process. Basically, the unconscious mind recalls the past, think of the future and prevent us from focusing on the present moment. It is the main terrifying constraint in our inability to refrain our brain from venting out all the thoughts that crowd the brain networks.

The Subconscious Brain is what govern and take control of our current activities. Without the subconscious brain, or automatic activation of our inner brains, accidents will be the norm instead of avoiding risks and calamities.

It captures millions of observations and events per minute while the conscious brain may observe only 40 events and objects. The subconscious is way far ahead of what we think we actually have “seen”: We are seeing the mental image of objects before we recognize the actual object.

For example, in a city crowded with bike riders, very few bike accidents are recorded: The subconscious brain was “trained” to memorize the whole environment and possible risks and engages to take full control of our biking activities while our mind is wandering, and our unconscious mind spreading all kinds of thoughts that are not relevant to the current activities.

Another example, as we land in a foreign city, we quickly feel exhausted: We rely on our senses to capture the environment and our senses are overloaded. It takes a few days for our subconscious brain and memory to assimilate the environment, take control and relieve our senses from tending to the details.

Full Consciousness is the power acquired by training to “disobey” a few of the thousands of orders our unconscious bombard us with every minutes.

For example, “Open your eyes, scratch your nose, what time do you have…”

The main problem is that we are not conscious of our mental agitations that make us confuse reality with thoughts

The difficulty is not the content of the haphazard thoughts, but the links that we attach to them.

Training our consciousness help us to identify the thoughts as just thoughts, transitory mental phenomena, and Not as durable certitudes.

Training our consciousness to Full Consciousness help us to observe the multitude of orders that the unconscious is bombarding us with and to learn to counter a few of the orders and delay the responses at least.

 Full Consciousness says “I am Not simply what I think!”

For example, the following two sentences are not the same:

“My life is sad” and “I am in the mood of thinking that my life is sad”

 Full Consciousness is tantamount of observing the flow of our thoughts, to keep a distance from the flow, observe our thoughts pass by.

There are no way to control our brain from thinking of all kinds of thoughts. As Paul Valery observed “We think that the conscious mind rules, but for sure it cannot governs”

When we reflect, we are not producing any new thought: We are simply engaging in rearranging, cataloguing, and trying to focus on a few thought that are out of our control.

We can take conscious of the tumultuous crowding of our thoughts, take a deep breath and learn to observe the haphazard flow of our thoughts.

Note: Night dreaming re-organizes the unconscious thoughts into a story book that the subconscious brain “memorizes” for later usage.


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