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Sun Wukong’s Greatest Feat of Strength

Posted August 6th, 2018 at 06:52 AM by ghostexorcist

Sun Wukong’s Greatest Feat of Strength: An Allegory for Cultural or Religious Conflict?

by Jim R. McClanahan

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Now that I’ve written an entry debunking the idea that Sun Wukong’s staff anchored the Milky Way, I now want to write a piece about his greatest feat of strength in Journey to the West. This feat takes place in chapter 33 after Zhu Bajie has...
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10 Facts About Sun Wukong the Monkey King

Posted July 14th, 2018 at 06:45 PM by ghostexorcist


I recently created a youtube video detailing ten lesser-known facts about the Monkey King. Below I link to the video and present the script.


Opening:

Stone Monkey, Handsome Monkey King, Keeper of the Heavenly horses, Great Sage...
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How the Pyramids were built

Posted December 18th, 2017 at 07:54 AM by Shotgunhistory





I am not a subscriber to the ancient aliens theory, at least not as it pertains to the Pyramids, but I dont dismiss people that have this view. To be honest I just think it is due to lack of information. You cant be angry with that. Anyway here is a video examining the Pyramids and the Old Kingdom, who built them. Looking back Sneferu seems to be someone that I would get on with. What do you think?
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The Purpose and Possible Origin of Sun Wukong’s Golden Fillet

Posted December 15th, 2017 at 06:27 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated May 22nd, 2018 at 07:24 PM by ghostexorcist

The Purpose and Possible Origin of Sun Wukong’s Golden Fillet

By Jim R. McClanahan

Last updated: 12-23-17

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The golden fillet (金箍圈, jingu quan) is one of the Monkey King’s most recognizable iconographic elements appearing in visual media based on the great Chinese classic Journey to the West (1592). It is generally portrayed as a ringlet...
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Why Egypt Overtook Sumer

Posted December 12th, 2017 at 12:40 PM by Shotgunhistory




This is a bit of comparative History, where I explore why Sumer Was Overshadowed by Egypt.
I would love to get any opinions and comments
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