The first extant account of the successive ages of mankind comes
from Works and Days of the Greek poet Hesiod.
His list is:
Golden Age is the only age
that falls within the rule of Kronos.
Molded out of the earth through the
hands of Prometheus, these
humans were said to live among
the gods, and freely mingled with them.
harmony prevailed during this age.
People did not labor to
feed themselves, earth provided abundant food.
They lived to a
youthful old age and eventually died peacefully.
Their spirits live on
Cratylus recounts the golden race of men who came first.
clarifies that Hesiod did not mean men literally made of gold, but
good and noble.
describes these men as daemons upon the earth.
Since daimones is
derived from daemones, meaning knowing or wise, they are beneficent, preventing
ills, and guardians of mortals.
The Silver Age and every age that follows
fall within the rule of the successor and son of Kronos,
Zeus carved these humans out of
the Ash tree.
Men lived for
one hundred years under the
dominion of their mothers.
They lived only a short time as grown
adults, and spent that time in strife.
When men refused to worship the
gods Zeus destroyed them for
After death, humans of this age became "blessed spirits" of the
the Bronze Age were hardened,
war was their purpose and
Not only were their arms and tools forged of bronze, but
so were their clothes.
The men of this Age were
undone by their own violent ways and left no named spirits; instead, they dwell
in the "dank house of Hades".
This Age came to an end with the
Flood of Deucalion.
The Heroic Age is the one
age that does not correspond with any metal.
It is also the only age
that improves upon the age it follows.
These humans were forged from
the bones of the earth (stones) through the actions of Deucalion and Pyrrha.
In this period men lived with noble demigods and
It was the heroes
of this Age who fought at Thebes and Troy.
This race of humans died and
went to Elysium.
himself in the Iron Age.
During this age humans live
an existence of toil and
their parents, brother fights with brother.
social contract between
guest and host (xenia) is forgotten.
right, and bad men use
lies to be thought good.
People no longer feel shame
or indignation at wrongdoing.
Babies will be born
with gray hair and the gods
will have completely forsaken humanity: "there will be no help against
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of the
Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on
this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their
religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site
in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the
violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not
occur at the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have
declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international
cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to
deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional
buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior
corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction
of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to
the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction
and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
views and opinions presented on this web site are the views and opinions of
individual human men and women that, through their writings, showed the
capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational, insightful and unpopular
thought. All factual information presented on this web site is believed to be
true and accurate and is presented as originally presented in print media which
may or may not have originally presented the facts truthfully. Opinion and
thoughts have been adapted, edited, corrected, redacted, combined, added to,
re-edited and re-corrected as nearly all opinion and thought has been
throughout time but has been done so in the spirit of the original writer with
the intent of making his or her thoughts and opinions clearer and relevant to
the reader in the present time.
Fair Use Notice
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has
not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making
such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of criminal
justice, human rights, political, economic, democratic, scientific, and social
justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such
copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In
accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is
distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in
receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For
more information see: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to
use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond
'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
© Lawrence Turner
All Rights Reserved