Ancient Network Ideas
(photo at Bradshaw Foundation. Online athttps://www.bradshawfoundation.com/news/world_heritage.php?id=Neolithic-Gathering-and-Feasting-at-Gobekli-Tepe)
Unidirectional Network on Göbekli Tepe Pillars 43 (9,600-8,800 BCE)
(July 7, 2022) Networks seem to have a been a part of human metaphysics since proto-agricultural times when land improvement and concerns about harvesting was just starting. This is evidenced the network image on pillar 43 at Göbekli Tepe above the eagle-vulture and below the sky-shell. The network is probably patterned on river deltas and fish nets.
Right below the sky-shell and mixed in with the eagle vultures is the unidirectional life network represented by a fishing net similar to that shown below. According the Alphabetic Akkadian Mediterranean texts the eagle-vultures trim the network to direct the fertility fluids flowing within its links from the source layer to the proper place on earth.
ReferencesCaletti, Christopher C. (2020) Göbekli Tepe and the Sites around the Urfa Plain (SE Turkey): Recent Discoveries and New Interpretations. Asia Anteriore Antica. Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures. Online at: https://www.academia.edu/44461984/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe_and_the_Sites_around_the_Urfa_Plain_SE_Turkey_Recent_Discoveries_and_New_Interpretations
Don’s Maps by Don Hitchcock at: https://donsmaps.com/index.html#paintings
Networks Become Bi-Directional with Greek Philosopher Heraclitus and Concept of Logos in Regards to Translational Motion
(July 7, 2022) The Greek philosopher Heraclitus introduced the concept of an underlying bi-directional emotional/spiritual network into the Greek language within 30 years after the Persians conquered his home city of Ephesus in 522 BCE. At that time he would have been exposed to Zoroaster’s ideas.
He called this network Logos and it is best translated as “conscious connections” or “conscious network.” While the life-growth class of powers had a unidirectional network for fertility fluids since ancient times such a network does not seem to have been applied to the motion class of powers until now. As later philosophers pointed out, nothing can change another thing unless they are interconnected at some level.
No complete works of Heraclitus exist today. All we have are quotes found in later texts such as:(Heraclitus, quoted in Hippolytus, Refutation of all Heresies 220.127.116.11-4) It is wise for those who listen not to me but to the Logos to agree that in Logos everything is one. (F10 in Waterfield, 2000)
(Heraclitus, quoted in Sextus Empiricus, Against Professors 7.133 4-7) And so one ought to follow what is common. Although the Logos is common, the majority of people live as though they had a private understanding. (F6 in Waterfield, 2000)
(Heraclitus, quoted in Sextus Empiricus, Against Professors 7.132) But this Logos which holds forever, people prove ignorant, not only before they hear it, but also once they have heard it. For although everything happens in accordance with Logos, they resemble those with no familiarity with it, even after they have become familiar with the kinds of accounts and events I discuss as I distinguish each thing according to its nature and explain its constitution. (F1 in Waterfield, 2000)
Roman era Stoics believed conscious interconnections (logos) were one of the three characteristics of Divine mind along with nous (reasoning as the chaining together of facts) and ettistnun (knowledge of the facts). The dualist but still Stoic author Epictetus (c.50 – c.135 CE) and Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE) write these:(Epictetus Discourses 2.8) God brings benefit but the good also brings benefit. I would seem therefore, that is where the true nature of God is to be found. There too will be that of the good. Then what is the nature of God? Flesh, in no way whatever. Land, in no way. Fame, in no way. He is nous (reasoning), ettistnun (knowledge), and logos. (Hard 2014)
(Marcus Aurelius Book 4 of Meditations) Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web
The Biblical translations of logos as “word” or “message” is completely wrong. Logos being the connective part of the Divine mind is what allowed the author of the Gospel of John to write this:(John 1:1) In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God (Theos), and the Logos was God (Theos).
The Apostle Paul used “logos” in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Here Christian translators again translate it incorrectly as "message" deliberately changing the word assignment from what they used in John. Word change-outs like that are an indicator of a biased and sloppy translation:(1 Corinthians 12:7-11, NIV) 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message (logos) of wisdom, to another a message (logos) of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Substitute the word “connection” for “message” to get a more accurate translation.