Gimbutas shows us these four footed goat headed bowls found in what is now Romania & Bulgaria, 7000 BP, without comment. But more recently, Russian archaeologists digging in the permafrost of an Amazon graveyard in the high Altai also found one, only this time, with the contents frozen & intact. Cannabis.
Herodotus offers another clue saying the Scythains made tent sweat lodges and put pot on the hot rocks. The bowl is what we now call a 'vaporizer', hot enuf to drive off the herbal compounds but not hot enuf for smoke.
Native Americans and other tribes have also used sweats as sacred rituals, and psychoactive compounds have commonly been used as well to facilitate the transition to an altered state of consciousness.
So while the Rastafarian or Christian claim of cannabis having a legitimate spiritual purpose like the Navajo used peyote, may be debateable, in this case, if Native Europeans wish to recover their own spiritual roots outside the Christian tradition, as the Navajo have done, they clearly also recover the same spiritual right to do so as part of their own Aryan ritual practice.JP Mallory is a fine scholar. Nevertheless, when you look in the flyleaf of his book, you see the cover described as: An Iranian nomad taking a classic Parthian shot over his shoulder.
Well, there's been lotsa posters who said the Amazons never existed, so I guess they cant see her left tit either. It makes you wonder what else was there that he, and they, didnt see either. I dunno if Mallory cant connect the dots, or does not have the balls.
In this work, he doesnt challenge Gimbutas' position on matriarchy, but does take her to task on her stipulated Aryan homeland north on the Steppe between the Ural mtns and the Black and Caspian Seas and north of the Caucuses. (Why Whites are called caucasian when he discusses origins everywhere else is an interesting point.)
But he is certainly correct to point out all the original Aryan words for a freshwater fishing lifestyle. Canoe, canvas, rope, nets, fish, lakes, swamps, rivers, and creeks, all have cognates discovered by computers analyzing the vocabularies of all Indo-European languages. But- there's not that much water up there.
Yet, he also mentions that Aryan had no word for marriage, that the word for grandfather refers to the mother's brother, that words that related to tribal assets all have an -os suffix, which is the female possessive. Moreover, he mentions there is no Aryan word for king, and that the only word for an authority figure he can find is raj, which he says meant a female tribal leader of great wisdom and mana. A raj is a witch; which you can hear if you speak, rather than just read, the words.
BTW: Mallory and others always use the term Proto-Indo-European rather than Aryan, which was the scholarly useage before the rise of the Nazis. I'm not willing to let the Nazis define the term. Anyway, when we follow the evolution and dispersal of the Aryans down thru time, we find many matriarhies and matriarchic traditions in obscurity. They were just not that into blowing their own horn. They werent into building monumental architecture or wasting the lives of slaves on carving marble. Most of the time, its the abscence of evidence of patriarchy that proves matriarchy.
This little goodie, is an ore cart, not an oxcart. Look at the length of the handle. The base is made narrow to make it easy to turn in mining tunnels. Which have been found in the same area, Transylvania, dating back 7000 years. The chalcocite ore there is laced with arsenic, so it forges at a much lower temp, about 900 deg F, 482 deg Centegrade, and produces arsenic bronze, the toughest of all bronzes. This was where the wheel was invented; its the first cart.
This is the guy that invented the cart. That thing on his right shoulder is an arsenic bronze grain sickle (5000BC). Its from mines still in the Transylvanians, with tunnels barely wide enuf to get thru. The carts are shoulder wide, and the small base allows them to be turned in narrow spaces.
The chalcocite, also seen as 'fool's gold' is very pretty, no doubt collected originally for jewellery. But if a piece falls in the fire, it has the lowest forging temp of all the bronzes, only 900deg F, so goldsmiths would've loved to mess with it. Noteworthy that bronze wood working tools, farming tools, belt buckels, broaches, etc have been found, but... no weapons.
That relates to another aspect of the image. We've all seen shamen wear the masks of important animals. So what animal does he have the mask of? The man is wearing the mask of a man. If you dont get it, that's ok, but if you've done psychedelics, like the Soma they also had, you know why.Take a look at a matriarchic throne. We all know the usual setup, the monumental gate, the collunaded entrance way, the great hall, and then on the back wall, the iconography of the king with his well armed goon squad glaring down at his with his throne on a dias beneath them.
But- if you come in from the coast road, when you get to Knossus, you enter the first door on your right, a classroom, with this throne on the wall, with flowers behind the queen, and her ear at the same level as your mouth. She's easy to approach and whisper to. She wants truth more than sychophancy. If Minoans had kings, none of them ever had their name inscribed on anything.
Nice family scene; momma, baby, and... that's not daddy. It could be dismissed as just some kind of fluke, but these ladies belong to the very same Minoan culture that only seats women on thrones. Dig the outfits too. It'd be thousands of years before we again see toddlers in tailored jumpsuits. Matriarchic cultures spend more money on kids, have fewer of them, but more survive. We dont often see men in Minoan art, but when we do, they're either in a toga or just a loincloth as in the next image.
This is a city scape of Atlunus. Note the dudes in togas at the top walking in the fields. Now, we all know the standard procedure when ships come in; the head honcho is on the dock with his goon squad there to receive his cut. And what do we see in a matriarchic city? 19 bare breasted bimbos in miniskirts. No wonder the guys're pulling on the oars. Then too, look at the penthouse balconies. In every case, if there's a dude, there's one or more women in front of him. He's not in charge.
Minoans were remarkable artists; none of the rigid postures seen in Persian or Egyptian art. All of the figures, and Minoans produced a lotta art, are shown in normal stance or dance, and none of the men depicted are in postures of authority.
This fresco was found in a house, buried under 200 foot of volcanic ash, on the island of Thera. Which, at the time, was in a suburb of the city of At Lunus (city of the moon). When they dug into the streets to see what earlier occupation layers looked like, they did not find any. What they found, was a municipal sewer, water, and hot water system from thermal springs. The houses had hot and cold running water with flush toilets. 3600 years ago. At a time when the 12th dynasty Egyptian pharoahs hadda shit in a pot.
One archeologist suggested, that at the rate they were developing, they would've had TV by the time of Jesus.