Mercure Galant: Thesis on Aging & Natural Death

Esteemed Readers, if we believe that we have been advanced in medicine & moreover in comprehending natural processes of aging & death, we err. The science has aggressively developed after the Second War II has invented machines, but has lost much of the knowledge people has kept through centuries.

“Mercure Galant” published plenty of scientific theses on medicine & they contain more common sense than our modern medicine theories. I present your attention an abstract from a thesis dedicated to aging & causes of natural death written by a physician preferred to be left unknown. His theory is based on 4 simple principles: “A man must always guard his internal forces (the immune system), air, food & blood”. (1702!)

“Everybody knows that a human life, that is the union of Soul & Body, cannot suffer any alteration due to the first one, as it has no connection with other bodies of the universe except the one it is joined with. So I see no reason for anybody to search problems of aging in this…immortal sovereign  of the universe.

Therefore it is necessary to focus on the body we wear, on its various solide parts & liquids containing in vessels, as aging & the death come to us due to their (common) disfunction.

Mutual dependence of liquids & solide parts of our body to exercise its functions & mutual aid they cannot provide each other confuse where we must comprehend which of them belongs to destruction of this industrious machine (body). ” Then the author discusses importance of examining liquids as they have stronger impact on our organs. His thesis explain better why people of the past used bloodletting so often. And if we ponder over we will see the logic to purify blood after any illness.

Vive le Roy! 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War continues. It is still 1632, February & here are some bright affairs happened at the background of shooting guns & canons:

Carignale, 1st February, 1632: ” The Duc of Savoye has ordered some machines, a ballet preparations & has sent his people to make stocks of food for a feast he is arranging for Marechal de Toiras & Sieur de Servient. The Governor of Milan has become terrified (with this news) prejudging that it should be a war enterprise where the Frenchmen & the Savoyards have augured who therefore will frighten with swords those who fear them so much at the table”.

Bruxelles, 13th February, 1632: “Here they continue violin concerts for Ladies. Last Sunday…the event took place at the shore of Hocstrate, today it has been for a young Princess de Chimay at the shore of Egmont. (At the event) the most beautiful Ladies of the Court have been gorgeously dressed not only because Monsieur should come to visit them”.

Metz (France), 15th February, 1632: “In the beginning of this month the King has paid attention to his health: purgation, bath & bloodletting made him a world of good. Then he returned back to work, which is his essential part: among other things there are numerous wonderful & ingenious inventions drawn from mechanics (he must study). Certainly, this is a great art made by great people & therefore they must give great results if they are used by good Masters…”

Vive le Roy! 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, the life goes on & I continue posting riddles of Louis XIV’s time. Please, pull yourself together & guess out! Again I remind you of sending me your own riddles to join the riddle club! The new riddle is short, however it tells about a phenomenon which has become the top of our hi-tech civilization. Good luck!

“Without life I’m alive & I’m a friend of anyone; however I’m unable to love. I’m useful for a sage & make fools content. I corrupt hearts but I’m uncorrupted my-self.”

REPLY to the Riddle posted on February 23, 2020: MIRROR

Vive le Roy! 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo

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Soviet Movie Café: Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963)

Esteemed Readers, would you like to see the Soviet Moscow of the past? Would you like to return back to 1963? Would you like to learn a bit more about an ordinary life of Soviet people? Would you like to see our Soviet youth? This movie is for you!

“Walking the Streets of Moscow” is a pretty light musical movie perfect for the relaxing time we are having now. It has been made by one of our famous film-directors Georgy Danelija with a perfect actor team. In 1964 it has even been awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

The story so far: The story is rather simple. A young write Volodya comes from Siberia to Moscow on business. On the way to his friends’ house, he meets with various people, faces different routine situations. The movie represents the first meeting of a young creative man with the Soviet capital, shows the city mood, its character & the way of life. The song Volodya sings “I’m strolling around Moscow” has become a music hit not only because it sounds as the hymn to this gorgeous city. It keeps the spirit of youth, hope & belief that the whole life is ahead & you will be able to achieve any goal you set.

The version with rather quality English subtitles is available on YouTube. I suppose that other translations are yet available at the Amazon Prime or in DVD.

Enjoy watching, Esteemed Readers! Happy strolling around Moscow!

Maria KethuProfumo

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Omnes gentes (1685)

Esteemed Readers, here is another little piece of the Sacral music by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It belongs to the same set of “Les Petits Motets” & is called Omnes gentes. They are based on Psalms/Salmi 46-47 expressed in accordance with Lully’s passion & artistic vision. I believe that the Sacral music has been exceptional in any epoch. So we should be more curious & popularize it more in our dark days of the world. The light must come from our hearts, while the Sacred music is the fire to burn it.

I attach the text of Psalm/Salmo 47 to add the sense & solemnity to your listening:

O clap your hands together all ye people: O sing unto God with a voice of melody.
For the Lord is high, and to be feared: he is the great King above all the earth.
He hath subdued the people under us: and the nations under our feet.
He hath chosen his inheritance for us: the excellency of Jacob, which he loved.
God is gone up with a merry noise: and the Lord with the sound of the trump.

O sing praises, sing praises unto our God: O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth upon his holy seat.
The princes of the people are gathered together with the God of Abraham:
for the mighty ones of the earth are highly exalted.

Gloria Patri! Vive le Roy! 🙂

Maria Kethuprofumo

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Dixit Dominus (1684)

Esteemed Readers,

the present state of affairs in the world, the hysteria around an ephemeral substance named “a virus” create an extremely sad impression. The humanity is petrified with fear & goes on thinking only about the flesh & money. Spirit & Reason are mute, while they are the essential remedies to pass through this illusion of the Apocalipsis we are being persuaded by the Mass Media. Esteemed Readers, keep your Spirit awake!

In 1680s Jean-Baptiste Lully composed a set of wonderful spiritual compositions known as “Petit Motets”. I find Lully’s spiritual works profound, passionate & solemn. At the same time there is an incredible air of the Divine spreading through his tunes. Here I should pay your attention that the Faith was an essential part of mentality for all people of the 17th century. God reigned their lives & any event happened by His willing. So, they were zealous penitents….even Jean-Baptiste Lully whose spiritual art proves that fact. He was often divided between vices & Spirit, so his talent helped him to win the flesh.

I present your attention  Dixit Dominus or Psalm 110/Salmo 110 & attach the text to ponder over in our not so dark days…yet:

  1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
  2. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
  3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
  4. The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
  5. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
  6. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
  7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Gloria Patri! Vive le Roy! Vive la vie! 🙂

Maria KethuProfumo

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Tom Jobim: Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love

Another successful work by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes is called “Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love”. This is a very romantic bossa nova melody, filled with an exceptional tenderness. Two genius managed to create a rare love song which transmits the most emotional sides of this condition as well as they remained faithful to their minstrel philosophy. Vinicius de Moraes was blessed to write epic love verses & his rare talent has always amazed me.

The curious fact is that the song has become the opening theme of a famous Brazilian telenovela “Por Amor/For Love” with leading parts of Regina & Gabriela Duarte, true mother & daughter in not-cinema life.

Here are both versions for you, Esteemed Readers, to appreciate how they supplement each other:  Tom Jobim “Falando de Amor” & “Por Amor” opening theme.

The Divine Love will save the world!

Maria KethuProfumo

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