You’re constantly second-guessing yourself. Because instead of choosing the comfortable, straight route, you went with your gut. You chose the haphazard, difficult-to-navigate route, and it's not easy. You feel stuck sometime, but how to get out of it?
Watch this episode of "Ask the Greek Oracle", to find out, an answer informed by Greek Philosophy. Q&A returns with a viewer from Germany who asks, "How will I know I'm on the right path?" You'll be intrigued by the answer, and it may transform your perception for good.
Ancient Greece was a world dominated by men. Men filled the highest positions in society, men fought on the battlefield and men ruled the mightiest empires. However, all these men, from the lowliest peasant to the emperor himself, sought the council and advice of one person – and that person was a woman.
The city of Delphi had long traditions of being the centre of the world; it was said that Zeus himself named it the navel of Gaia. According to legend, a huge serpent, named Python, guarded the spot before it was slain by the infant god Apollo.
When Apollo’s arrows pierced the serpent, its body fell into a fissure and great fumes arose from the crevice as its carcass rotted. All those who stood over the gaping fissure fell into sudden, often violent, trances. In this state, it was believed that Apollo would possess the person and fill them with divine presence.