Here's my question.
Is it just me or does anyone else think that this area of study is being deliberately obscured, which if common sense is applied there must be something there of worth.
I'm of two minds as to what someone's motivations are, in my more paranoid moments I think there is a concerted effort to not hi-jack but completely destroy the validity of argument that Chaplin or what is behind her are trying to relay.
Some would argue Chaplin is perfectly capable of doing that herself by writing what is essentially the most chopped up, badly edited, self-indulgent book I have come across in this genre.
On further inspection "City of Secrets" is a smart book.
One of the most moving books I have come across.
I don't believe a single person could possibly break the message that lies behind "City of Secrets" without extreme study of underlying structures.
Each component alone takes years of study to even penetrate it's mysteries without making the mistake of sitting on the initial layer let alone creating an intergrated formation of an overall hypothesis and even than it is unlikely to remain anything but a hypothesis for most.
The 3 turning points for me have been.
2.) understanding the politics/philosopy
3.) geography (geopolitical ramifications and alliances)
I'm going into "Pity Party" mode here. In my position I have had to make things from scratch.
I don't have the contacts, I don't have the access to the primary documents and I don't speak the languages or have the endless resources that most people have which could help me.
That being said I don't think I've done as bad as I thought I would.
Do I believe there is a moment when I can honestly say I started to gain clarity on the book and the ideas. The answer is yes, but it took a few things coalescing into a relatively commonsensical argument.
1.) An understanding of the Kabbalah in the usage of codes and cyphers.
2.) The penitential movement and factional politics of Catholisicm. (including the idealogy of spiritual materialism, and philosophies of the saints)
3.) Revolutionary wars in Europe, Allies, Enemies and financing - wartime communication stucture and tools. (basic warcraft)
4.) Comparative religions - temple strutures, labyrinths and mazes.
5.) Study of hydralulics, classical mechanics and engineering.
6.) Study of chemistry, gases, electricity and light.
7.) Study of the 3 G's - geology, geography and geometry.
8.) Astrology/Astronomy, rituals and weather patterns.
And you guys keep feeding the dying embers don't you.....why are you trying to keep the fire going?
you are like good little boy scouts....away and write something creative FFS!
Sheila, Have you or have you not studied in whole or part the subjects I have listed to gain a better understanding of the core message of the book "City of Secrets
If so, do you concur that a true understanding of the book can only be ascertained by acquiring an understanding of the above subject matter?