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Ottoman Empire & Ming Dynasty Fell During a Mini Ice Age Like Happens Today!

Are We Next?


The fall of the Ottoman Empire, Inca Empire and Ming Dynasty all collapsed during the early 1600’s due to a grand solar minimum influencing the societies of the day. The mini ice age brought about crop shortages, famines, nomadic raiders, so the question for our modern society with the onset of the new grand solar minimum beginning now, how will our modern society fair? After all each of the above listed dynasties and empires were at the apex of technology and trade during their times as well.
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上帝 Shangdi the Original ‘Unknown’ God of China!

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An ancient pictogram script points to the Bible

by Ethel Nelson June 1, 1998 – Source: AIG
Mystery concerns the 450-year-old Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing, China. Why did the emperors sacrifice a bull on the great white marble Altar of Heaven at an annual ceremony, the year’s most important and colourful celebration, the so-called ‘Border Sacrifice’? This rite ended in 1911 when the last emperor was deposed. However, the sacrifice did not begin a mere 450 years ago. The ceremony goes back 4,000 years. One of the earliest accounts of the Border Sacrifice is found in the Shu Jing (Book of History), compiled by Confucius, where it is recorded of Emperor Shun (who ruled from about 2256 BC to 2205 BC when the first recorded dynasty began) that ‘he sacrificed to ShangDi.’ 1

Who is 上帝 ShangDi? This name literally means ‘the Heavenly Ruler.’ By reviewing recitations used at the Border Sacrifice, recorded in the Statutes of the Ming Dynasty (AD 1368), one may begin to understand the ancient Chinese reverence for ShangDi. Participating in this rite, the emperor first meditated at the Temple of Heaven (the Imperial Vault), while costumed singers, accompanied by musicians, intoned: Continue reading 上帝 Shangdi the Original ‘Unknown’ God of China!