Færslur fyrir febrúar, 2015

Þriðjudagur 17.02 2015 - 02:41

Loksins, loksins – Tandem Divulganda

© Gunnar Tómasson 16. febrúar 2015. Introduction The Augustan-Saga-Shakespeare philosophical and literary tradition is based on ancient creation myth whose roots extend thousands of years into pre-history. As preserved in the tradition, the mathematical structure of the myth is commonly referred to as Pythagorean, but salient aspects of that structure are more properly identified with […]

Miðvikudagur 11.02 2015 - 18:08

Virgil and Snorri – New World Prophecy

© Gunnar Tómasson 11 February 2015.  I. Virgil’s New World Prophecy (Eclogue IV, Lines 4-7) 16609 = Ultima Cumaei venit iam carminis aetas; 20087 = Magnus ab integro saeclorum nascitur ordo. 18681 = Iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna, 18584 = Iam nova progenies caelo demittitur alto. 73961 Now comes the final era of […]

Laugardagur 07.02 2015 - 23:51

The Shakespeare Challenge

© Gunnar Tómasson 7 February 2015. Some 35 years ago, my late wife and I visited Stratford-upon-Avon.   On entering Holy Trinity Church, a challenge greeted us: 19949 = STAY PASSENGER WHY GOEST THOU BY SO FAST 22679 = READ IF THOU CANST WHOM ENVIOUS DEATH HATH PLAST 24267 = WITH IN THIS MONUMENT SHAKSPEARE: WITH […]

Föstudagur 06.02 2015 - 22:17

Mount Dolorosa of Celtic/Icelandic Christianity

© Gunnar Tómasson 6 February 2015. Background – Einar Pálsson If we can hypothesize about the two beasts of Revelation from the Icelandic medieval allegory, they were Time and Death. They had the same number as the beginning and end of Christ. They were that which Christ supplanted. It should be mentioned here that a […]

Miðvikudagur 04.02 2015 - 20:13

What is truth?

© Gunnar Tómasson 4 February, 2015 Introduction Many years ago I read some of the principal works by Friedrich Nietzsche’s in English translation.  It soon became apparent to me that Nietzsche’s worldview was very much in line with that of the eight authors in the Augustan-Saga-Shakespeare literary tradition, (Horace, Virgil, Propertius, Ovid, Snorri Sturluson, Sturla […]

Sunnudagur 01.02 2015 - 03:50

At kunna skilja þat, er hulit er kveðit.

© Gunnar Tómasson 31. janúar 2015. At kunna skilja þat, er hulit er kveðit. Inngangsorð Er rjóminn af fræðimennsku á sviði íslenzkra fræða undanrenna? Sigurður Nordal taldi svo vera oftar en ekki. Í inngangsorðum að útgáfu hans að Völuspá – væntanlega að gefnu tilefni – gagnrýndi hann „ritskýrendur og fornfræðimenn vorra daga” fyrir „skammsýni og […]

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