The function of this glossary is to give pointers to some meaningul truths that may be discovered through ”reading between lines”. Glossary is split into two parts: first part is a list of terms and second part is an explanation of what kind of truths they are potentially hiding.
Part 1 – A list of terms:
Ablative case –
Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution – ”Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes. In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized”.
Coherence Theory of Truth – bases the truth of a belief on the degree to which it coheres with all the other beliefs in a system of beliefs; every true statement, insofar as it is true, describes its subject in the totality of its relationship with all other things.
Fayum mummy portraits – a type of realistic painted portraits on wooden boards attached to Egyptian mummies from Roman Egypt, they date from the late 1st century BCE or the early 1st century CE onwards, “The Fayum portraits have an almost disturbing lifelike quality and intensity,” says Euphrosyne Doxiadis, the author of The Mysterious Fayum Portraits.
Julian Jaynes – American psychologist, author of a theory of the bicameral mind which holds that ancient peoples could not “think” as we do today and were therefore “unconscious,” a result of the domination of the right hemisphere; only catastrophe forced mankind to “learn” consciousness, a product of human history and culture and one that issues from the brain’s left hemisphere. Three forms of human awareness, the bicameral or god-run man; the modern or problem-solving man; and contemporary forms of throwbacks to bicamerality (e.g., religious frenzy, hypnotism, and schizophrenia) are examined in terms of the physiology of the brain and how it applies to human psychology, culture, and history.
The Regularity Theory – Laws of Nature are statements of the uniformities or regularities in the world; they are mere descriptions of the way the world is.
USO – Unindentified Swimming Object
Zoo Hypothesis – This idea was first proposed by John Ball in 1973, who argued that extraterrestrial intelligent life may be almost ubiquitous, but that the apparent failure of such life to interact with us may be understood in terms of the hypothesis that they have set us aside as part of a wilderness area or zoo.
Mitzvah – literally ”commandment”. Any of the 613 commandments that Jews are obligated to observe ( not just 10! ).
Shakaiteki Hikikomori – a Japanese term to refer to the phenomenon of reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. Hikikomori have been described as recluses, loners, or ”modern-day hermits”.
Bibracte – a Gaulish oppidum or fortified city, was the capital of the Aedui and one of the most important hillforts in Gaul. Before the Roman conquest in 52 BC the great Celtic city of Bibracte had over 30.000 inhabitants protected by a huge stone wall of the Murus Gallicus type enclosing an area of 135 hectares.
The Preserver of Life –
End of history –
Andamanese people –
M. Night Shyamalan –
Stargate (production team) –
Gunung Padang –
Nubian pyramids –
Quantum mechanics – Model of the atom based on the wave nature of subatomic particles, the mechanics of electron waves, also called wave mechanics.
Tria nomina –