Degrees: Basic Art Degree; Art Institute, Milwaukee
Continuing Education: Certifications: Uncommon Knowledge, Law of Attraction (LOA)
Awards: As Director of Ruffner Mountain Nature Center I worked with colleagues to develop new Environmental Education Programs which were named to the Environmental Success Index by Renew America Foundation, Wa., D.C., the Best Environmental Education Programs by the Center for Environmental Research and Service at Troy State University, First Prize-Education in the CIVIC Category of the 1990 TAKE PRIDE IN AMERICA CONTEST. Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of Artist Skills-featured inILLUSTRATOR Magazine.
Activism: Helped establish and served on the Board of Directors of The Hillcrest Aftercare Association to aid those in prison and half-way houses, Published works in the One Voice; a Catholic Newspaper, The Shooting Star; quarterly newsletter to members of Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, the American Poetry Anthology; available in Colleges around the Country, the Publication of my first book of poetry.
I am a Freelance Writer, Researcher, Artist, Activist, Entrepeneur, and offer hypnosis sessions.I also wrote two instructional programs, for professionals like myself, to help children who have or are suffering(i.e., trauma, death, divorce, etc.) When the programs are used correctly, individuals will gain a greater insight on how to teach children relaxation, meditation, and the use of hypnosis so they may have the opportunity to learn or relearn imperative 'life skills', lost (due to trauma, etc.)during various developmental stages. Adults who suffered as children also benefit greatly from hypnosis. You can retrain your brain as well as change your thinking. It is only spontaneous "thoughts" we have no control over. How we "react" or "act" on those thoughts is what we can change.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
1. When was Sanskrit brought into full development
This is a difficult question to answer, there is no documentation I have found that connects Sanskrit to a date of origin. The closest I came takes us back to a time our ancestors sacrificed flesh offerings to God. Originally it was an “oral” sound that would resonate from one’s soul during a ceremonial ritual and/or sacrifice, written form would not come to fruition for thousands of years. This new finding lends credence to my original theory that Sanskrit was spiritually based. It continues to maintain spiritual ties in whatever form of use, whether oral or written. It is purported that the Vedas “tribe” (the oldest of all the writings found of the world’s major religions immigrated into the Indus Valley region somewhere in the 1000’s B.C.E. (before Christ). It is after this migration that Sanskrit would become a “written language”.
In summation; Sanskrit was originally an “oral language” used during ritual sacrifices/ceremonies, currently no origination date. As Christians, it is a fair assumption, Sanskrit was likely active after the fall of Adam and Eve when sacrifices were mandated by God. My research, although contiguous at some stages, nonetheless it validates Sanskrit as the “mother” of ALL languages that exist today across the globe. This is in no way meant to misrepresent the use of Sanskrit as a valid and active language within the Indian culture at present. I believe people continue to be drawn to this language not only because of its beauty (most evident when viewing ancient artifacts), also because of its infrastructure, it has maintained an integrity, spirituality, and uniqueness for millions of years.
2. Who invented the language? (For additional information see answer to question 1)
As a Christian my assumption would be that God created this as a means of communication with his people or an expression of praise and worship during sacrificial rituals. However we all have free-will which could lead us to the conclusion that people invented the language for the same reason. Research connects its beginnings to the Vedas who used it as an “oral” form of communication with God during sacrificial ceremonies. It would not develop into a language of its own for thousands of years, after the Vedas immigrated into the Indus Valley in India and sometime before the Christian Era (guesstimate: 1000’s B.C.E., before Christ).
3. How old is it?
Sanskrit was in use after the fall of Adam and Eve. It dates back so far that it very well could have been the language form between Adam, Eve, and God before the fall. According to www.en.m.wikipedi.org; “Earth formed around 4.54 billion years ago”, by natural growth in direct relation to the Sun. “The first life forms appeared between 3.8 and 3.5 billion years ago”: earliest evidences of life on Earth were found in graphite, either created by or as a result of living organisms, “3.7 billion-year-old rocks were discovered in Western Greenland, fossils were found in 3.48 billion-year-old sandstone discovered in Western Australia, photosynthetic life appeared around 2 billion years ago” (for this to happen there has to be carbon dioxide, water, and certain inorganic salts by plants, algae, and certain bacteria using energy from the sun and chlorophyll), enriching the atmosphere with oxygen. “Life remained mostly small and microscopic until about 580 million years ago, when complex multicellular life….” (living matter in ALL organisms) arose. “During the Cambrian period (570 to 500 million years ago)” earth experienced a division of class and/or organisms pertaining to the same body plan, a “grouping of species” if you will, which rapidly spread out, covering the earth.
In summation: From my research I would guesstimate the beginning of Sanskrit at around 600 to 570 million years ago.
<strong> 4. First Ancient Writings?</strong>
The first Sanskrit artifacts purportedly resulted from a dig in the Indus-Valley region during the 1900’s. I cannot be more specific on an exact date as they are conflicting, many digs took place during this time and continue today. However the artifacts discovered in the 1900’s were believed to be of the Brahim “language” family and Sanskrit falls within this “language” family.
***Interesting fact: According to an article written by Jennifer Welsh-Live Science, the first “Christian-based” artifacts were discovered in 1981 encased in an ossuary (a repository or burial box) located within a tomb underneath an apartment building in Jerusalem. She explains, the tomb “has been dated to before 70 A.D” (after the death of Christ). “Two Hebrew scholars who examined photographs…….agree that markings on….are stylized letters that spell out the name of Jonah”. The Biblical story of a Godly man who was swallowed by a whale, it is a fascinating and inspiring read as all the books within the Bible are. It tells many interesting stories, some factually based and others parables, nonetheless a great collection of religious history starting from the creation of man, explaining the life and mission of Jesus Christ, and ending with Revelations (where reference of the “Book of Life” is found). The Dead Sea Scrolls is also a great book to read with writings of Angels conversing with one another, Jesus’ life as a child, etc., this collection is fascinating with pictures of original scrolls that were found.