Transgenderism in Ancient Society: The Real Story

This is not your grandfather’s ancient Roman history! This video embraces the fundamental belief that true inclusivity means not only equal rights in today’s society, it also means that people of all identities must be able to authoritatively see themselves reflected, and not left out, of history itself.

This video is the result of many months of deeply researching the fascinating ancient primary source materials on the topic of transgenderism in ancient time, with that goal in mind. This video should serve to greatly enhance your knowledge on the subject for your general interest, or to help with a high school or university project, and for educators, a lesson plan. It is admittedly very much only a beginning on a little researched, but incredibly interesting, subject. You are encouraged to explore the topic further using the many citations and bibliography provided.

The work of professional historians is always meant to be objective and truthful, and this documentary, made by an ancient Roman historian, is perhaps, although short, the most comprehensive and deeply researched documentary ever produced on the subject of transgenderism in the ancient world, at this point in time. Its results may well surprise you.

Using a plethora of ancient source materials, all properly cited, and referenced, for further research, the remarkable lives of those whom the ancients considered in-between gender was surprisingly well documented, and is factually presented to you here. This video will demonstrate that spatial and temporal differences in attitudes towards people considered in-between gender in classical civilizations did exist, however, in the late Roman period, and at other times and places, far from being discriminated against, in-between gendered individuals were generally considered to be the very most beautiful of people, and were protected and represented by the gods of Hermes, Mercury, Hermaphroditus, and Hermaphrodite, the latter two in fact being in-between gender gods themselves.


Are Narcissists Demons?

Narcissism is a serious and diagnosable personality disorder that is articulated in the DSM-5. Anyone who has suffered the deeply profound, and often stealthily planned and executed, injuries of narcissistic abuse, sometimes called narcissistic abuse syndrome, along with those who help these victims, know that they are dealing with extreme, malignant, abnormal behaviours from a disordered, if not downright evil, person. But are these supernatural behaviours, and they, possessed people, as well?


An Epistemologist Evaluates the Metaphysical & Quantum Mechanical Ideas of Dr. John Hagelin

If you are an aficionado of quantum mechanics, Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, and/or the fascinating ideas of world renowned physicist Dr. John Hagelin, then you will not want to miss this epistemological evaluation of his quantum mechanical and metaphysical ideas. From being hailed as a genius as one of the most quoted physicists in Superstring Theory, to the wacky winner of the Ig Nobel prize, Hagelin is both one of our most interesting and most controversial physicists. But is he correct?

Procopius Canning will take you on an epistemological journey that will soon have your head spinning with wonder. The video begins with a very large Do List, and then moves methodically from the Wachowski sisters philosophically complex movie Matrix, lays the foundation of the proof in Rene Descartes’ Cartesian Logic, explaining his phrase cogito ergo sum, moves to Bertrand Russell’s famous paradox, and will then further take you all the way to the Manhattan Project, meditation, and onward to pretty Pugwash Nova Scotia, Joseph Rotblat, and the Nobel Prize winning Pugwash Peace Conferences, held at the Thinker’s Lodge there.

This video not only provides a critical analysis of Hagelin’s work, it uses the long standing tools of epistemology, such as formal symbolic logic, and applies them to Hagelin’s quantum mechanical ideas in order to fix them, so that they do work with out the presently existing logical fallacies inherent within them. No matter if you are an expert in quantum physics, or on the other hand, an enthusiastic and curious beginner, you will not want to miss this thorough investigation, analysis, and perhaps most importantly, repair, of Dr. Hagelin’s work.

Video | VOLUMNIA CYTHERIS LYCORIS: The Famous Courtesan from the Ancient Roman Republic

Rarely has the exciting life of the famous socialite and courtesan Volumnia Cytheris Lycoris been told in such detail, and with such accuracy, as in the following video. Volumnia began her life as a slave, was emancipated by her master, and went on, with determination and talent, to become a professional mime actress, and courtesan, to some of the most powerful and intriguing men of the ancient Roman Republic.

In her own day, she was a notoriously famous household name, but in most history books today, she is rarely mentioned, if at all, in a mere sentence or two. Often worse, she is dismissed simply as an ancient prostitute. While true that she remains the most famous meretricem from the ancient Roman Republic, her noted influence upon her own society, and those who helped shape it, demands a better understanding of her, and her important and noteworthy role, in order to even begin a proper understanding of the ancient Roman Republic, overall. A better understanding would be knowing that the occupation of meretricem was no more like that of a prostitute in ancient time, than a proficient ancient ship’s captain could be considered a competent airline pilot today. Further, the role of meretricem, as a profession, does not exist in our day, any more than an airline pilot’s did, in Volumnia’s.

To emphasize the need to avoid this anachronistic fallacy that usually envelopes her then, I pronounce the word meretricem with the hard Latin “C”, as we think the ancients more likely did, rather than the usual academic soft convention. I state this so you do not think that you, or anyone else, has been pronouncing it wrong, if using the modern pronunciation.

An astonishingly true “Believe it or not” surrounding Volumnia, also, is the fact that the very most recently discovered ancient Roman poem was written and dedicated to her! Details of that exciting and remarkable 1978 discovery are detailed herein, and I have also provided a FREE.PDF English translation of this fascinating poem for you to download, for students, educators, and all those who simply love poetry, to have and enjoy.