Friday, November 14, 2008
They call me an alternative Egyptologist, and yet…
Alternative theorists? I’m a disappointment to most of them. I’m not extreme enough for their liking. I’m not, for example, a big fan of Atlantis, aliens and pyramid power.
What are my feelings about most of the fringe theorists? They depart from the historical mainstream, all right, but they’ve lost the bloody river.
Why didn’t I follow the path of real, academic Egyptology, instead? Academics tend to close the doors on subjects, while I like to keep the doors open and let in some air. They are so busy trying to preserve their body of knowledge that they fail to consider the spirit, unseen realities.
For them, it’s science versus superstition and superstition makes them run a mile. In this, they’re more influenced by superstition than the superstitious.