Poets, artists, scientists, and regular people will probably never be able to fully unveil the mysteries of the relationships between men and women. New and new pages are constantly written in this book. This isn’t surprising because those who create life are as limitless as life itself.
Apparently, here, we can apply the statement “everything new is the well-forgotten old.” Our ancestors have been much smarter and more far-sighted than we thought, which was recently confirmed by a discovery in the Gegham and Vardenis Mountains in Armenia.
As discovered by the “Poisk” telecommunication center, the stone encyclopedia of human wisdom, the “karadaran” (literally meaning “stone encyclopedia” in Armenian) collected by a Yerevan architect Suren Petrosyan, features a multitude of images devoted to the sexual aspect of human existence.
Undoubtedly, this isn’t coincidental. The cult of sex has always been inseparable from the process of human cognition. The pantheons of Ancient Egypt and Babylon and later Greece and the Roman Empire featured deities of love and marriage.
The rituals devoted to the turning of youth into full-fledged members of ancient societies haven’t been merely demonstrational. During those rituals, the already accumulated knowledge of reasonable and careful sexual life was transferred to the youngsters.
The experience was passed to the oncoming generations to maintain the connection between them. This could be considered too much for our “civilized” views, but we often can’t distinguish between the erotica and simple lust of ancient cultures, right?
The ancients understood well that the unity of the spirits is no less important than the unity of the bodies. They thought that only the most harmonic connection between a man and a woman could bring them to a whole new level of life, the creation of new life itself. After all, both men and women have the same roots! This is what the cave paintings discovered by Suren Petrosyan tell us.
“Poisk” has managed to decipher some of the paintings, although most of them are still covered with a veil of secrecy.
But we can already tell that those 5th-3rd-millennia paintings (which were found in the territory that would become Armenia, meaning that those ancient people were the ancestors of Armenians!) are filled with great respect towards two opposite concepts.
The cave paintings of the Armenian mountains have collected everything known by ancient people about men and women, the primeval chaos and birth of civilization, heaven and hell, a moment and the whole eternity.