© Eso A.B.
Placebo Loses Her Charm
© Translation Eso A.B.
In the opinion of this blogger, the ‘placebo effect’ (a lie objectified) as it is used today has become subject to deterministic philosophy of our dead-end culture. Every time we read that the placebo effect works 20% of the time at the time the lie is implanted in the ‘patient’ (a polite medical term for one who is treated really a ‘zombie’), we participate in a consciously developed consciousness that is conscious of its deeds 20% of the time. This, in effect, describes our ‘human’ civilization in the 21st century rather well.
Before I go on, this is the place to remind ourselves that the word ‘placebo’ is said to originate from the Latin for I shall please. It is found in Latin text in the Bible (Psalm 116:9, Vulgate version by Jerome, “Placebo Domino in regione vivorum”, “I shall please the Lord in the land of the living”) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo_in_history . Jerome translated as "I shall please" (placebo), the Hebrew word "ethalech", "I shall walk with" as in "I shall be in step with". Of course, we may also visualize the word in the English verb ‘to place’, re: I shall place before you on Thanksgiving Day all you desire to eat, all that that pleases you: a turkey, filling, squash, cranberry sauce, apple cider, and if you desire—after the meal, we will go and embrace in bed.
In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (14th century), Placebo is the name of the sycophantic brother January in The Merchant's tale (see right hand column) http://www.librarius.com/canttran/merchtal/merchtale307-353.htm . In other words, the month of June or John has been replaced by the month of January (sycophant) for reasons of Catholic Christian piety. Sequantially seaking, June the younger brother, warns his older brother January, to beware of younger women or a young wife, who takes greater plesure in June than in January and has demands January may not meet.
Saul, the apostle (Acts 9, 22, 26), a self-confessed Hebrew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkAXsR5WINc , was a Roman citizen (likely from Byzantium, who just as likely gained his name Paul when in service of the Emperor’s army), who while persecuting the Christians of the Sun (proto-Catholic Christianity), suffers, while on his way to Damascus, what we know as a ‘sunstroke’ and goes blind. While Biblical and non-biblical scholars twist themselves into knots trying to figure out the event, the ‘conversion’ by sunstroke likely reflects a near death experience. The name Saul< Paul, was most likely changed to Peter after Paul was executed by the Byzantine Roman Emperor for treason. Since apostle Peter, too, was executed by the Romans, but for a different reason (rejecting Roman law, rather than acting against it), it was quite natural to later change Paul’s name to Peter. These events likely occurred during the time that the fur tax was instituted (9-14th cent.), as—we note==Peter stayed with Simon a tanner; something that apostle Paul was more likely to do. This if we presume that apostle Peter was connected to proto-Catholic Christianity rather than to the time when this form of Christianity was repressed.