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Back to Neolithic future

Vinča Metropolis

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.

Very simple!

” 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”!

” LOVE IS LIFE”

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Modus Vivendi, Cyprus history and future

“Cyprus, a little world in itself…no wild beasts or reptiles disturb the solitude. The water is set and cool, the wine is nectar, and the food plain but good; above all , I know that my grave will be respected and that kind hands will close my eyes.” (From the book “Historic Cyprus”)

During exceptionally well organised event by UNDP(United Nations Development Programe) on 21st of September 2019, marking the completion of conservation of the mosaics of Ayia Triada (Saint Triad) Basilica and Agios Philon Church financed by European Union and executed by the join Greek and Turkish Cypriot Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, I was pleasantly surprised to see the people from both sides participating with very positive approach. That kind of the events could be upgraded to attract more people, especially youth from both sides.I am sure that if this is done consistently, like all the activities in the life, there will be a success. Youth will understand that island of Cyprus as a whole is their mutual home.

Our first stop was Agia Triada Basilica and Baptistery. It was build arround 5th century and was damaged in the mid of 7th century when Arabs attacked Cyprus and again rebuild by the end of 7th century. It is famous for mosaics which were conserved, for Baptisery and for Soleas(elevated place).It is showing to us how people were baptized in those days going from the West, passing three steps from the water up where you enter a new life devoid of sin and get new clothes. More than that it remind us that people of Cyprus always wanted to live in peace. Here we had a great inspirational presentation from Mrs Ana Marangou. She used expression”Modus Vivendi” and gave the idea to the title of the article! In Agia Triada Baptistery title of the article was”devoid of sin” and “baptized”.

Something very interesting has happened when we were going from Ayia Triada Basilica towards Agios Philon church.

Our driver by some strange mistake took wrong turn and instead to go towards the church of Agio Philon took another road. As road was very narrow and as bus couldn’t turn we were “forced” to reach another Monastery and Church and to turn the bus using wide plateau there! Like that sacred place was awaiting to greet us with the sun converting the colour of remains to gold. It was a 16th century Church and Monastery of Panagia Eleousa or Merxiful Virgin welcoming us for brief photo session.

We reached Agios Philon Archeological Area and participate in the opening of the area as conservation work finished. The church was built 10th century on the top of 5th century basilica. It is all that remains from ancient Phoenician port of Karpasia. It is named after St.Philo who converted the people of the area to Christianity.

Here we had speeches from distinguished people giving us the inspiration to continue exploring Cyprus and its inhabitants.

If someone could take a couple of sentences from four speeches given by Mr.Kjartan Bjornson Head of Unit for Cyprus Settlement Support of European Commission, Mr. Ali Tuncay Turkish Cypriot Representative and Mr. Takis Hadjidemetriou Greek Cypriot Representative of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and Ms.Tiziana Zennaro Senior Program Manager, United Nations Development Programme the article could be as follows:

” One can not just believe in peace, one has to work on peace. No matter how different our names, grander, language and convictions are, our commonality is that we are all human beings. This is the real Cyprus, multicultural Cyprus, as it rises up through its monuments, with its similarities and its differences. Looking arround us we can see how much can be achieved by working together!”

Last word together is the key for any achievement in anything we do in life. And it goes without saying it is the key for the solution of Cyprus issue.

To achieve togetherness trust is necessary. To achieve trust one need to give trust! So both sides should give trust a chance without asking anything! To practice both you need people! To do anything you need people. Without participation of the people nothing of the substance will happen!

Attract more people.

How do we attract people?

In famous “Asinaria” comedy (The story about Donkeys) there is a saying:

” Facias ipseguod faciamus nobis suades”

“Practice what you preach”

When people see practical things which are humbly, humanly, softly, presented and when they see that participation is growing they will come. They will want to participate!

And then,only then,as Mrs.Ana Marangou beautifully mentioned “Modus Vivendi” the “Mode of living” will be found.

Somewhere somehow.

Philosophy of good news

26/9/2019

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