Sunday, March 15, 2009
Beware the Ides of March
Another warning handed down from the Roman calendar.
The ides are closely related to the prevalent science of the day, Astrology and the teachings of Ptolemeus... All very mystical and magical.
In modern times, we know that the teachings of Ptolemy, Plato and Pythagorus were in many ways incorrect, but forebodings of evel and darkness often tend to transcend pragmatism and knowledge..
So, heed the ancient soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, and "Beware the Ides of March"...
I know I will.. particularly after passing yet another Friday the 13th unscathed..