Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The Ring of Gyges
Clearly Katie Couric is more familiar with Harry Potter than she is with Plato. And rightly so because she represents the mainstream scientific establishment.
"The liberty which we are supposing may be most completely given to them in the form of such a power as is said to have been possessed by Gyges the ancestor of Croesus the Lydian. According to the tradition, Gyges was a shepherd in the service of the king of Lydia; there was a great storm, and an earthquake made an opening in the earth at the place where he was feeding his flock. Amazed at the sight, he descended into the opening, where, among other marvels, he beheld a hollow brazen horse, having doors, at which he stooping and looking in saw a dead body of stature, as appeared to him, more than human, and having nothing on but a gold ring; this he took from the finger of the dead and reascended. Now the shepherds met together, according to custom, that they might send their monthly report about the flocks to the king; into their assembly he came having the ring on his finger, and as he was sitting among them he chanced to turn the collet of the ring inside his hand, when instantly he became invisible to the rest of the company and they began to speak of him as if he were no longer present. He was astonished at this, and again touching the ring he turned the collet outwards and reappeared; he made several trials of the ring, and always with the same result-when he turned the collet inwards he became invisible, when outwards he reappeared. Whereupon he contrived to be chosen one of the messengers who were sent to the court; where as soon as he arrived he seduced the queen, and with her help conspired against the king and slew him, and took the kingdom." -- Plato, philosopher, 360 B.C.
A metal horse with doors (automobile or ufo?) with a (perhaps alien?) giant in it.
According to mainstream scientists who do not believe civilization existed prior to Sumer, the philosopher Plato invented invisibility (The Republic, Book II, 359a-360d).
Of course, this ignores the Sanskrit Puranas which speak of aircraft with cloaking devices, but ignoring history (especially non-white history) and evidence is what mainstream scientists are best at.
Mainstream scientists say the Ring of Gyges was a myth.
In fact, they say all of Plato is a myth.
"The Bible is myth; Plato is myth; Immanuel Kant is myth; ...." -- Carolyn Merchant, revisionist historian, 2004
Mainstream scientists describe anything they don't understand as magic and they don't believe in magic because they think they understand everything.
That's how I know with absolute certainty that there was in fact a historical Ring of Gyges.