Why get darker by tanning?
In Asian countries...people avoid getting in the sun if they could...because they get darker. (I do get dark if i stay out in the sun for long..but then i got sun block )
But why this fascination towards getting darker???
Something to do with melanin I assume. A while back I was looking into whether melanin had any function in a mystical sense. I have forgotten the conclusions I came to as with most things it quite ambiguous but I'll try and find them.
I have been reading some of them sites too and one quote that turns up is about cowardice being an attribute of those who were too black or too white, can't remember who it was from though.
... Oh that was probably it Khem meant black as in the black fertile soil but also as in alchemy. One of the stages of shamanic initiation is negredo. Heck I don't know but it does seem like the earliest pharoahs were black and that skin colour was orignally linked to divinity, not sure why though, possibly just that they came first. Man could well have lived a highly sophisticated culture without building with stone and living more at harmony with nature whether than be in treetops or on or around lakes. Some early peoples I have read about in Turkey lived in mound houses entering through the chimney like Santa Claus so this is another way that man could have lived without needing to build and leave traces of their existence.
Regarding the three pillars. Funny that they turn up in freemasonry aswell as buddhism, there are other places of course like the Egyptian sistrum or the trident of Poseidon and even the trinity.
Edited by SlimJim22, 30 June 2010 - 10:19 AM.