Genealogy: I’ve Decided to Become Ethnocentric

That’s right, I’m going to be a racial snob because I believe the ten ethnicities that run through my genetic make-up are the best. Now mind you I’m still working on my genealogy and I’m convinced I’ll come up with more ethnicities to feed my clannish mentality. I’ll probably find African ancestry through my patriarchal side and my great-grandmother was a Morris which some believe stems from the word Moors which would give me Arab ancestry. And the little bit of almond eyes on both my mother and father’s side hint at Asian roots. It’s a lot of fun this genealogy. Maybe if we all dig into our roots we can become one big happy ethnocentric planet of people who call themselves kin.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

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Both the Rich and the Poor Became Pythagorean Disciples

People from both the upper and lower classes respected the wisdom of Pythagoras. The Pythagorean Brotherhood designed the multiplication table, enabling ancient engineers to answer the era’s pressing questions of science. Centuries later, the Pythagorean multiplication table continued to provide answers in the building trades, astronomy and all the multitude ways mathematics helps us build, explore and count. Because geometry was so important to the Pythagoreans, some of their tombs have the quadrant, level, cubit or square etched into their tombs.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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The Pythagoreans Kept Their Discoveries Secret and Their Dreadlocks Long

It wasn’t “science” the way we know it today, nor religious the way we perceive it but it was quite “Pagan” and very esoteric. The followers of Pythagoras didn’t trim their fingernails, didn’t shave and did not cut their hair so they probably had long dreadlocks.

This tightly knit community studied the natural sciences, had philosophical discussions and advanced the study of mathematics. Two thousand years later, during the 1500’s, men of “science” continued to meet in secret. During that era, the Invisible College sprang up and Britain’s Royal Society grew from the seeds of the Invisible College.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Lion-Lions-Trace/dp/0965114074

The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Quadroon-Lions-Trace-Volume/dp/149283999X

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