by Vasile Avram
We suggest you to look to a different image of Romanian space than the ordinary one. The one which is free from standard tourist 's patterns and from the superficiality of watching from a running car and the unidimentional man reflexes also. We suggest you an escape from the hasty march of the end of this century to enter into a symbolic time and space where the cosmos become significant and where the human being acquires other dimensions than those that are inventoried by the psychology, sociology and scientific contemporary anthropology.
Allow us to remind you first that, in the light of the spectacular archaeological discoveries in the last decades it is more and more evident the fact that the origins of the European culture are not longer need to be seek for Egypt or Sumer or India or Anatolia but in the south - east Europe, where, between 7,000 and 3,500 b. Ch. have been bloomed a peaceful and creative civilization, attested by the sanctuaries, ritually vessels, altars, ceremonially tools, miniature sculptures made by gold, cooper, clay, marble or bone, incisioned adorned or painted with magical numbers and with fundamental mytho - religious symbols ( the cross, the spiral line, the arbor of the life, the circle, the triangle, the rhombus, the meander etc,), discoveries in the archaeological places from Cucuteni - Tripolie, Tisa - Petre¿ti, Vinca Turda¿, Karanovo, Hamanghia, Marita - Boian - Gumelnita, Vadrastra and so on.
As the reputed American historian and anthropologist Marija Gimbutas affirms, among others, the Romanian space was ' the heartland of the Old European Civilization ', fact sustained by other many Graeco - Latin authors who referred to the carpatho - danubiano - pontic - territory like a topos with rich mythic - magically valences, where Apollo Hiperboreus, Dionisos the Thracian, Orfeu, Abaris and other symbolical personages who grounded the ancient culture come from.
In time, the neolithical civilization ( matriarchat, chtonocal, selenical ) of the Old Europe have been merged with the patriarchal, uranichal, solarichal one of the Indo - Europeans who have been penetrated the area in more than one wave, starting with the middle of the 4th millennium b. Ch., creating a synthesis which have left its mark, resignified after that in what Mircea Eliade named ' the Cosmical Christianity ' , mark that is still detectable in the Romanian traditionally civilization.
We suggest you, therefore, to climb together with us the tableland of Bucegi mountains, placed on the Charpathian curvature ( the vertebral column of Romanian space ), where the sacred precincts formed by Omu peak, Caraiman peak and the strangely stone sculptures of Sfinx (Sphinx) and Babele (Old Women) was, by the hypothesis of the historian and folklorist Nicolae Densusianu ( author of a monumental research of almost 1,000 pages about 'The Prehistoric Dacia' , the focus of the Pelasgs Ô Empire ( prearial population about that the Greeks said that it may be at the origin of the Romanian nation ). From here we can see, in the cloudless days the legendary stream Danube ( The old Istros ) and the whole territory which, penetrated by genuine cult of the transhistorical essences has created in time a civilization about that the unspecialists knows too few. Like in a magic circle, on this place that the ancient authors fixed ' the world hinges Ô ( cardines mundi) is tied Osiris Ô Furrow, the megalithic chain that crosses the Moldavia, The Achiles Temples from the Leuke Island ( named by the Greeks authors the White Island or the Divine Island ) the Obelisk from Polovraci, the Ginditorul ( Thoughtful ) Statue from Hamangia, The Sanctuary from Cascioarele, the Plates from Tartaria ( antedating with more than two millenniums the hieroglyphic cuneiform writing), the Sacred Complex from Sarmisegetusa ( the well - known royal settlement of the Daco - Gatae workshippers to Zalmoxis), the Thesaurus from Pietroasa, the Roman Edifices from Apulum, Thomis, Napoca, Drobeta, Porolissum and many more.
A territory that which the Roman named, not accidentally 'Dacia Felix ' and about which the geographer Pomponius Mela wrote that ' it is a sacred earth, bright, fertile by itself. The local are very honest and they live more than happier than any other mortals ' ( De situ orbis, book III,5), a space that which the Romanian logician Anton Dumitri named 'Terra Mirabilis' and about which the Indian visionary Sundar Singh tell that it is meant to be in the future The New Jerusalem, The World Wisdom Empire.
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