#OTD in 1904 – James Joyce meets the love of his life, Nora Barnacle. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland (Reblog)

Nora Barnacle was born in the city of Galway, but the day of her birth is uncertain. Depending on the source, it varies between 21 and 24 March 1884. Her birth certificate, which gives her first name as “Norah,” is dated 21 March. Her father Thomas Barnacle, a baker in Connemara, was an illiterate man […]

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The unappreciated greatness of Steely Dan — Why Evolution Is True (Reblob)

The article below just appeared in the Boston Globe, written by Ty Burr, and it’s about how some young people are coming to appreciate the music of their elders, which they call “dad rock”. Oy! Click on the screenshot to read: The intro: One of the more satisfying cheap thrills that comes with getting old […]

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Haiku: Holidays!

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LEMURIA: THE LOST CONTINENT OF THE PACIFIC Book QUOTES/REVIEW — Lily Wang Blog – Reblog

LEMURIAN SPIRITUALITY The Lemuria I knew had all been communicated to me from Within And I had been planning to read more about it But short on time to do research to find a good book to begin Somehow I know the one I Must read will just fall into me As is the case […]

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Jophar Vorin – 19th Century Man of Mystery

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I have previously written a piece about the 1851 Great Exhibition in London in an astrological context. It is probably coincidental but at this exact time there was one other less well publicised and rather odd occurrence in Prussia, in what is now northern Germany.

This involved the appearance of a stranger calling himself Jophar Vorin, in the small town of Lebus. He was subsequently taken for further questioning to nearby Frankfurt an der Oder.

Strange Caucasian

This strange Caucasian spoke what sounded like an unusual German dialect, but he also stated that he spoke Abramian and Laxarian, the official written and spoken languages of his country. Jophar was also nominally Christian, which he described as Ispatian.

He called the country of his origin Laxaria, in a region of the world called Sakria. However, when asked to locate his home on a map he could not do so. He stated that his country was hundreds of miles away, that the reason for his voyage was to locate his long lost brother, and that he had been shipwrecked en route. He described his world as having several regions, namely Sakria, Aflar, Astar, Auslar, and Euplar.

It appears that the authorities in Frankfurt believed his story and he was taken to the Prussian capital of Berlin for further examination. As far as I can tell, it is not known officially what happened to him.

Parallel Universe?

So what are we to make of this strange case? Many have speculated that it was either a hoax or even an example of the existence of parallel universes.

The fact that Jophar could speak a kind of broken German is interesting. Whilst Laxaria does not suggest too much to me, the name of his country or region, Sakria, may be suggestive.

In our known histories the Scythians, a people who appeared in a broad region north of the Black and Caspian Seas around 2,500 years ago, were also known as Saka, or Sacae. The word Saxon may originate from this. These people were fierce warriors and metalsmiths of great skill. It was these same people who were to later move en masse to central and northern Europe, speaking a form of the Indo European language related to modern day German and other Germanic languages.

Not of this World

So whilst Jophar Vorin does not appear to have been a time traveller, it is odd that he could converse in a form of broken German.

The other regions of his world which he named as Aflar, Astar, Auslar, and Euplar, have prefixes at least tenuously related to some continents of our world, namely Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe.

One of the languages of his people he described as Abramian, which is clearly related to Abram, or Abraham, perhaps hinting of a link to Hebrew origins. Abram means ‘high father’ in Hebrew, whilst Abraham means ‘father of many’ nations.

Multiple Timelines

This unusual individual’s Christian name, Jophar, is also similar to Joseph, which some people called him at the time. But it is even closer to Japheth, one of Noah’s sons, whose name means something like ‘wide expansion’ – highly appropriate considering much of today’s humanity is still believed by many to be descended from Japheth and his two brothers, Ham and Shem.

What is more, Noah’s ark is said to have come aground in the Mountains of Ararat (Genesis 8:4), exactly between the Black and Caspian Seas, where the Scythian (Saka, Sacae) people were to develop centuries later.

Jophar’s second name, Vorin, sounds almost Slavic, though this may be a genuine coincidence, unless you are a particular fan of Star Wars mythology.

Speculation

So whilst some speculate that here may be proof of parallel universes, the existence of multiple timelines is also interesting and of course related. Is it possible that these timelines occasionally cross over or meet, allowing some to intentionally or accidentally pass through?

We might speculate that Jophar’s own timeline diverged from the one we are currently on around 2,500 years ago. Maybe his country of Laxaria developed from the Saka, or Sacae and followed a divergent course to our own.

If the Sacae (Scythians) were speaking a form of proto German, that may explain how he could, at least to some degree, converse with the Prussians of the mid 19th century, who were in part descended from the Scythians.

Allegorical

The world he knew had clearly developed along very different lines to our own, even though his religion, Ispatian as he called it, was apparently Christian.

Finally, it strikes me as highly allegorical that the reason for his voyage was to find a long lost brother. Maybe Jophar was as surprised as those who questioned him to discover he could make himself understood. What if he had actually found his long lost brother, not a single individual, but a ‘brother’ people?

Hoax or true story? We will probably never know for sure, yet it is endlessly fascinating.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

 

Carl Jung Once Said… — Dexter’s Daily Quotes — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary (Reblog)

Carl Gustav Jung was born on July 26, 1875 and died on June 6, 1961. Carl was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. I agree with Carl in that I believe what he’s saying is there has to be a balance in life. If you have light you must have darkness and […] […]

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??Nostradamus Prediction on Coronavirus?? — josiesvoice

Someone sent me this intriguing theory that the well-renowned,French astrologer , physician and seer Nostradamus had predicted the coming of the Coronavirus aka COVID-19. I had heard that Nostradamus had allegedly accurately predicted the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks, the Kennedy assassinations and even the assassination attempt on the late Pope John Paul II. There was […]

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Cats and Coffee – In Lincoln

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Did Yahushua Return in 70 AD? I Think We Missed the Resurrection — reblog from The Unexpected Cosmology

“But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.” Sha’ul (2 Timothy 2: 16-18) A…

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Haiku: Hankering

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How the simple pleasure of meeting for coffee has become an issue.

The Possible Berber connection to the lost kingdom of atlantis — Passport Overused

When I learned about the possible connection, I was completely mind blown. I never expected the lost city of Atlantis having roots to the biggest desert on earth. What I’m about to say and point out, will be very controversial. So, let’s start with what was the known map according to Herodotus. As you can […]

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