The Lady of Vinca
Nearly 8000 years ago people were living in perpetum mobile society. No wars! Even with coper found! Myth of Mother with open hands. Peace and prosperity! Continuity of peace for two thousand years. They lived according to the principle of existence instead of principle of possession. They maybe did not know, but they lived for generations and generations to remember them and their way of life,even that 8000 years passed.
Vinča Neolithic Metropolis site is some 14 kilometers from the Belgrade center. My first visit, organised by my high school friends has happened two years ago and it was complete, genuine surprise!
As I was investigating Neolithic age one of the sources found , recommended for my Romanian friends is the book of Mr. Suciu Cosmin Ioan ” Cultura Vinca in Transilvania” published by Bibliotheca Brvkenthal Sibiu , 2009.
Also I can confirm that the original feeling I had due to the passionate , professional and above all human presentation of curator Mr. Dragan Jankovic stayed as engraved in my mind. And awareness grows by the day,every day ! It is an amazing feeling of warmth and responsibility and awareness of humanity , and togetherness and peace . Peace of the soul and peace between humans !
Vinca is the only archaeological site I visited, where you are welcomed with unique hospitality completed with domestic beverages till you wait for the group to be formed to enter the museum and listen to Mr. Jankovic lecture.
The prevailing feeling I had was that of shyness covered with temporal veil of secrecy , ready to erupt and uncover it , when WE THE PEOPLE , are ready to absorb and implement the idea of peaceful coexistence for the benefit of humans as a whole.
After 7500 years VINCA could be ready to reveal its self more as the are about 30 hectares more to be excavated.It can open the way to our transmuted mind to practice togetherness .To let us comprehend their customs combined with the technology of today. To release conserved positive energy and enlighten us to become real humans , non manipulated beings .
To let us learn , understand by ourselves, the Cult of Great Mother with the big eyes, not as an authority but as a symbol of awakening , alertness , attention, engrossment ,care for well being of all community .
To let us practice and transfer to others that Common Good should prevail over egoism and selfishness , as well as to equal our world view standards.
As somebody beautifully presented how to make 4( four) equilateral triangles using 6 ( six) matches . To help, you will need to upgrade from “flat” view. Try it! You will like it!
To celebrate life and not to allow hope to deceive us!
To let our talents to develop as beautifully said by George Enescu Romanian composer and violin professor when his father told him : “ If you want to deal with music , you should learn the notes. “ and he replied : “ But Daddy , music is for playing , not for reading” That is when soul overwhelms any word , note or letter.
Most of the people would smile hearing Enescu at the time, and maybe saying “ childish talk” or “what the child knows” but forgetting that “little things are not critical , they define everything” !
This is also the case of the Vinca , most probably a paradise at the time. Production of red colour ,technic of melting coper, trade of obsidian a type of volcanic glass to produce finer blades than conventional steel ,used for hunting . grass cutting , sewing etc… But not for war!
Use of ground stone for fashioning tools using water worn pebbles as raw material. Use of bones and antler and polished stone for other tools like axe (hammer).
The figurine from the beginning of this article was made from baked earth (terra cotta) and it is widely accepted that it is a “hallmark” of Vinca culture as hundreds of this masterpieces were found during excavations from 1910 by Professor Miloje Vasic.
Furthermore there was Vinca “diet” using lentils and flax as well as pear fruit and grains from einkorn and emmer wheat. Vinca symbols or script even with disputed meaning existed.
And above all no traces that war was conducted in that Neolithic period!
What a time…
No war !
And that should mean no privilege!
No poverty, no Messiah.
” The more simple anything is, the less liable it is to be disordered, and the easier repaired when disordered…”
The role of figurines is still unknown, like the role of symbols or script and it is awaiting someone to reveal it to the world soon.
In order for this to happen some beliefs should be allowed to develop which is sometimes difficult as Frantz Fanon beautifuly said:
“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”
I would be honoured and absolutely thrilled if this article inspires and becomes someone’s beginning to learn more about Vinca culture which can be found in todays Romania,Bulgaria, Croatia etc.. even Cyprus.
Furthermore philosophy of good news would be happy if you could feel why the title of the article “back to the Neolithic future” is relevant especially at the times we live!
~In the meantime, as this article made me as well, to look further, learn more about VINCA I came across Facebook page “Vinčanska kultura” which is in Serbian language. I had a privilege to exchange a couple of words with the gentleman, enthusiast who is running it and can announce now that we will have some of the articles translated in English in the coming weeks for more people to read. As he said “LET THE KNOWLEDGE SPREAD”!
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First published November 2017 and suplemented now.
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