Special Notes

   As previously stated on the Development page, "Mirror History" initially started out as a research journal. It began with a language dictionary and eventually incorporated Biblical illustrations, a world history timeline and  some literary quotes, etc. All of these resources help to reflect "Mirror History".
   As "Mirror History" [the Web site] develops over the years, I am inclined to revise and edit several components to meet with various "status quo" requirements. What started out as a personal research dictionary and timeline is now - more than ever - having to negotiate an overall picture of contemporary historical account. This eternal blending of personal and impersonal historical accounts is what you might expect from the ongoing dramatization of "Mirror History".  - E.M.

Dictionary Notes:

1.)  In this dictionary, the phrase associated spellings/words is a gross generalization. Words following this phrase may or may not be related to the initial word and definition (s) preceding it. In my research, I initially added this phrase to isolate possibly related words and to provide space for speculative query strings.

2.) Exact pronunciations for Chinese [and other foreign] words will not be illustrated. Chinese, Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, and Greek, etc., words are generally given in transliterated form - since I currently lack the software to display foreign text and vowel accents.

3.) The Hebrew letters Aleph and Ayin are represented by "A"; Samekh and Shin, by "S"; Chet, by "CH"; Tav, by "T"; and Tet [Teth] by "Th".

4.) The word "Hebrew" (unless specified) is used as a general term to represent all Hebrew dialects. In several cases, words listed as Hebrew might actually be (and most probably are) Aramaic.

5.) The word "Mayan" (unless specified) is used as a general term to represent all Mayan dialects. In some cases this rule will apply also for "Hindu."

6.) Word definitions reflect various established views. Most notably popular opinion.

7.) In the earlier version of the dictionary I used nine [1-9] sound groups [HIUSNMRCP] instead of ten [0-9] [HIUSNMRCPT]. In that earlier version I had sound groups P and T combined into one group - called [P]. Accordingly, all of the words now in groups P & T [F, P, B, T, D] were once given the same placement value - as many of the current word placements still testify.

8.) Sound group attributes and numerical values reflect the ongoing research of Etznab Mathers. Word placements will most likely change as the result of further research.  

9.) To contribute a word, suggest information, or update a current listing you can click the mail  link [at bottom] on my home page [etznab@aol.com]. Please entitle your mail: "A Mirror Response."

10.) The symbols T.S. (or TS) stand for "transcription date" (the date when information was transcribed from another source to these ("Mirror History") pages . This feature provides a relative date for transcribed data - as most Web site pages will change and/or disappear [along with the information on them] over time.

11.) N.P. (or NP) stands for "new paragraph", a symbol generally inserted in place of paragraph indents [in order to save space].

Timeline Notes:

1.) Nearly every timeline entry will appear in quotes to signify "literary artifacts" compiled by D.R.D. [a.k.a. Etznab Mathers]. In some [but not all] places a "source" document, author or link will appear following each quoted illustration. However, for a lot of the earlier A.D. (and some B.C.) dates I was not in the habit of listing references (but quoted data only). As time permits (and/or when possible) I will endeavor to update, correct and ascribe a place of literary origin for each entry.

2.) Titles and dates appearing before timeline events are NOT necessarily quoted material. Rather, these generally represent the composition of Etznab Mathers. When a literary event originates from a newspaper source, the date preceding that literary event will usually signify the date of the newspaper in which it appeared.

3.) Most paragraph indents  and spacings have NOT been transcribed for the timeline articles and data. Generally, the text only is given - although in some places [....] is used to indicate additional text and/or paragraph breaks. As of September 2006 - with regard to articles containing consecutive paragraphs - I began to insert the symbol "[NP]" (new paragraph) to indicate paragraph breaks.

3.) Data within brackets [  ] appearing within quoted material for Timeline events is usually [but not always] the contribution of Etznab Mathers. I generally prefer to use [ ] instead of (  ). This was especially the case with many B.C. and early A.D. entries.

4.) Planetary configurations data for dates earlier than 600 B.C. represent approximations only.   

5.) The symbol T.S. means "transcription date" (date that information was last added and/or updated onto these (Mirror History) website pages. NP stands for "new paragraph".

6.) Weather (earthquakes and natural phenomena), solar / planetary activity & Births / Deaths information is generally located (on this timeline) on the day it happens.

Biblical Illustration Notes:

1.) I have not put attention on this section for quite some time. It was added to the site that I could have a storage place for transliterated foreign text. In time, this section may see passages from other foreign literatures.

*Eckankar 'Trivia" Timeline:

1.) This piece of work - compiled and posted 02/17/05 - represented my latest edition to "Mirror History". It basically reflected the research and work of contemporary authors who quoted and/or remarked about historical trivia regarding Eckankar. I had added other data to this timeline which included: Astronomical Observations, Earth and Space Weather Phenomena, Natural Disasters Trivia and some brief commentary. The original version of this work was deleted in November 2006. It was later revised and reposted. Then again, it was deleted - due in part to "negative feedback". See Status page for further details. - E.M.

Last page update 11/30/10