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Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Video , "Zeitgeist the Myth of The Sun Gods "

"Zeitgeist ,the Myth of the Sun Gods"
   
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  The knowledge of the serpent power was well known throughout the ancient world but was secretly hidden in the form of symbolic allegories within mythology. The ancient religions were based on the evolution of consciousness and not the worship of the Sun; sadly, our modern world is ignoring any evidence which empowers individual spiritual growth.

The thesis that the deities  Christ, Krishna, Horus, Attis and Mithras were only symbolic personifications of the Sun misses the entire point of ancient pagan and Christian religion, as the religious narratives were created with the intent of guiding their followers into a state of expanded consciousness, as expressed by the Christian theme "The Kingdom of God is within." 

The Sun as a symbol can have a number of different meanings, when it is associated with the serpent in Egyptian iconology it’s symbol of the inner light experienced in higher consciousness. Hinduism and Buddhism both sought enlightenment, which is an interior state of expanded awareness. The word "Light" within enlightenment has a very specific meaning in that it refers to internal light that one actually sees in higher consciousness. This was such an impossible and mystical experience to explain to those who had never experienced it, the ancient initiates simply substituted the physical Sun .


The birthday of the Sun God was celebrated on the winter solstice around December 21 to 25, which can be interpreted as a metaphor of the rebirth of the Sun and nature. It is the lowest point of year when darkness lasts the longest and the days the shortest. This cycle ended at the winter solstice when the Earth begins to receive a greater amount of light. So many of the ancient Myths had superimposed astrological cycles over their myths because the ancients believed in the doctrine of a holographic universe, that is expressed in the maxim “as above so below.’’ Every occurrence in the celestial sphere was a symbol that could be applied to our spiritual and physical life, just as the earth was reborn each year, humanity would partake in the same regeneration.


Astrology is an esoteric science which seeks to understand the energetic influences of the cosmos on nature including the human soul. Astrologers consider the Sun a planetary star-a symbol for the human personality. From a spiritual point of view a symbol of the the human soul. Other planets and stars also have their own energetic component which influences humanity. The planet Mercury rules the mind, Venus; love and beauty, the Moon governs ones emotions, Mars: sexual energy and aggression. The obvious point here is that the “Sun” is not worshiped in astrology, it’s a symbol for the eternal consciousness that governs life in the universe. The ancients  understood this point and used astrological dates such as the winter and summer solstice for their fertility ceremonies, which were meant to increase the abundance of the earth, soil and vegetation. These special days are incorporated into the birth and death of the mythic gods as they represent the most advantageous time of the year when spiritual progress can be achieved.

The Video Script "Zeitgeist, the Myth of the Sun Gods"


  (1) In the movie Zeitgeist, we are presented with the claim that the majority of ancient Gods, such as Christ, Krishna, Attis, and Mithra are entirely based on astrological correspondences and, further, that they are all inherently “Sun Gods.” This short sighted idea misrepresents ancient mythology and religion, reducing it to a materialistic circus of celestial jokers. In fact, only a small selection of the world’s myths are related to the deification of the Sun. The ancient philosophers were far less concerned with the Sun and more concerned with the human soul and its self-perfection, in a similar fashion as today’s religious worshipers.

(2) It is true that a large portion of mythology and religious scriptures fall into the “Origins” category. These are narratives which recount the story of creation, either of the first humans or of primal Earth, and the personification of natural forces into Gods. However, the most important category of mythology, and also the most overlooked or ignored, is also the most obvious – an interpretation of a personal spiritual awakening and expansion of consciousness. This is the real secret of the ancient myths – a truth which scholars with an atheistic bent of mind cannot acknowledge, as it defines the world’s religions and mythology in terms of a common spiritual experience.

(3) Humanity has a deep seated desire to experience oneness with all that exists – an urge to “know thyself” and return to wholeness. The great scriptures are founded on this impulse, which is biologically imprinted into the human genome. Were it not, the influence of religion and spirituality would not have such a strong impact on human life, as it does today.

                   Immortality of the Soul and Reincarnation





(4) We see this impulse even from ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, for example, believed in the immortality of the soul. Their intricate funeral burials and mummification process was created in direct response to the challenges presented by the transition of the human soul into the afterlife. In the fifth century BC, Herodotus the Greek historian wrote:

"The Egyptians say that Isis and Osiris are the rulers of the lower world. The Egyptians were the first who maintained the following doctrine, too, that the human soul is immortal, and at the death of the body enters into some other living thing then coming to birth; and after passing through all creatures of land, sea, and air, it enters once more into a human body at birth, a cycle which it completes in three thousand years.”

(5) The Egyptians believed that after a person died, their soul was judged in the underworld by Osiris, after Anubis weighted it against a feather to review its karmic fate. One was later reincarnated through a preordained cycle of bodies until the mind became completely conscious.

(6) Isis, Osiris, Horus and Set were not just vegetation or solar Gods; they were also symbolic representations of the different archetypes within the Human soul. Isis represented the power of transformation and a Virgin Birth, which is a symbol for sublimation of the sexual energy; Set, a personification of the destructive power of the Serpent – depicted as a golden snake which destroyed the Sun each night. Osiris was the God of the underworld and judge of the dead. Horus represented the divine child within each person that is reborn to a higher stage of consciousness.

(7) The life and death cycles of nature became a metaphor applied to the human soul, reflecting its reincarnation cycle through the signs of the zodiac and soul’s judgment in the underworld, its return to earth and final realization, which was of far greater importance than worship of the Sun.

(8) Religious myths are a form of poetic allegory, built with symbols and motifs reflective of a spiritual awakening. These symbols are communicated from inner planes of consciousness which seek to guide humanity on the right path in order to transform the physical body into a perfect instrument of the soul’s expression. As if from a cosmic seed, humanity is unfolding on this planet, destined to bloom into a cosmic consciousness species.

Symbols of Our Divine Potential

(9) The “Sun” and “Solar Disk” are more than just symbols of our planetary star. They are both iconic images, analogous to mystical illumination, expressing the radiance of one who has entered into the state of Samadhi or Cosmic Consciousness. The Image of the Sun and Serpent are inseparable in Egyptian iconography. In the case of the God "RA", the golden Sun  Disk sits atop his head. Likewise, Isis is depicted with a white Moon disk on  her head. These head ornaments  correspond to the male and female archetypal energies and the colors experienced in meditation. This spiritual interpretation of the solar disk as the mechanism responsible for inner illumination is more in line with the core teaching of ancient Egypt. If the solar disk was simply a Sun why would it be encircled by a serpent?

10) The Pharaohs wore a crown that contained a snake usually identified as a cobra. This was called a Uraeus, a symbol for the Goddess Wadjet. Wearing this crown was a sign of Divine authority and protection. Wadjet was the guardian and patron God of the Nile Deltas and protector of  Lower Egypt  and upon unification with Upper Egypt, the joint protector and patron of all of Egypt. Symbolically speaking the Uraeus clearly shows an upright serpent projecting out of the forehead of the Pharaoh which would translate into a symbolic representation the Pharaoh had awakened the Serpent power and opened his third eye. The third eye was traditionally known as the doorway into the psychic realm, enabling one to gain access to the powers of intuition and foresight. It signifies the powers acquired over many lives and that of the Pharaohs authority of royal decent. In this light, the classical archaeologist’s presumption the Egyptians were simply ignorant  snake worshipers is entirely reversed. Indeed, it was the early scholars who were uniformed of the spiritual heights that Egypt had reached. 

The Serpent and Evolution


(11) The symbol of the serpent is the most common image found in all mythology. For thousands of years Western Scholars have misinterpreted it as a literal snake, or condemned it as Satan. Interpreting the serpent as an image which denotes the ascension of prana, or sublimated sexual energy, up the spine in a curved path allows the core doctrines of religious narratives, scriptures and Mythology to be compared and analyzed in a logical manner. Since it is a biological process, these changes can be physically verified through a research program, finally bridging the obtuse chasm between religion and science.


(12) Related symbols, such as the Virgin birth, staffs with pine cones, the Caduceus and world tree, golden treasures, the sacred Bull, and the Sun are universal elements found in world religions due to the fact they are a visual form of communication originating from the sequence of events that follow the awakening of Kundalini.

(13) Mythology and religions were created to guide humanity in the discovery of hidden mental and spiritual laws that govern the evolution of the brain and our psychological health. These laws, when followed, lead to a better understanding of one’s timeless self. Our present human condition, which is based on a rebellion against the natural order of life, can only lead to more suffering. Today, the greatest tragedy is not the crimes committed by the religious establishment or the international banking system, but by the tragic ignorance of our spiritual destiny. The real solution and the road to happiness have always laid in knowledge of oneself.
Copyright Joseph Alexander 

















Friday, October 4, 2013

The Myth of the Sun Gods


   Joseph Alexander  10/4 /2013

The recent theory espoused by the movie Zeitgeist, that the majority of ancient Gods, such as Christ, Krishna, Attis and Mithras are entirely based upon astrological correspondences to to the Sun is misguided. It misrepresents ancient mythology and religion by reducing it to a materialistic circus of celestial jokers. Only a small selection of world’s mythic narratives are related to the deification of the Sun. The ancient philosophers were more concerned with the human soul and its self-perfection in the exact fashion as today's religious worshipers.

The largest portion of narratives fall into the “Origins Category’’. That is Mythology which recounts the story of creation, either of the first human or of the primal earth and also the deification of natural forces into Gods. But the most important category of Mythology that has been overlooked or ignored is the most obvious, it is an interpretation based upon a personal spiritual awakening and expansion of consciousness. This is the real secret scholars with an atheistic bent of mind cannot acknowledge, as it defines the worlds’ religions and Mythology in terms of a common spiritual experience. This is the most significant psychological discovery in religion, mythology and legend and also the most obvious. Humanity has a deep seeded desire to experience oneness with all that exists, an urge to “Know Thyself ’’ and return to wholeness. The great scriptures are founded on this spiritual impulse which the (Sacred Spiral or Kundalini Paradigm) postulates is biologically imprinted into the human genome.


Solar Disk with Serpent / Aten  
The immortality of the Soul and Reincarnation

The ancient Egyptian believed in the immortality of the soul. In fact, they had intricate funeral ceremonies to deal with the afterlife. Herodotus the Greek historian 5th century B.C. wrote Histories 2. 123 (trans. Godley)

"The Egyptians say that Demeter [Isis] and Dionysos [Osiris] are the rulers of the lower world. The Egyptians were the first who maintained the following doctrine, too, that the human soul is immortal, and at the death of the body enters into some other living thing then coming to birth; and after passing through all creatures of land, sea, and air, it enters once more into a human body at birth, a cycle which it completes in three thousand years. There are Greeks who have used this doctrine [the Orphics], some earlier and some later, as if it were their own; I know their names, but do not record them." (1)

Isis (Demeter) and (Osiris) Dionysos were not just vegetation or solar gods, they were also symbolic representations of the Human soul. After one died their Soul/Heart was judged in the underworld of Amenti or Duat by Osiris; Who weighted it against a feather to judge its' Karmic fate. One was later reincarnated through a preordained cycle of bodies until the mind became completely conscious. The Greek philosophers Plato, Pythagoras and the Orphic worshipers believed in Metempsychosis (reincarnation). Alcmaeon, a Greek Pythagorean, taught the soul is immortal and that it resembled the gods (e.g. the sun and moon) because of their constant motion .(1) 


Weighing of the heart scene, with en: Ammit sitting, from the book of the dead of Hunefer
From the source: "The judgment, from the papyrus of the scribe Hunefer. 19th Dynasty. Hunefer is conducted to the balance by jackal-headed Anubis. The monster Ammut crouches beneath the balance so as to swallow the heart should a life of wickedness be indicated.
Anubis conducts the weighing on the scale of Maat, against the feather of truth. The ibis-headed Thoth, scribe of the gods, records the result. If his heart is lighter than the feather, Hunefer is allowed to pass into the afterlife. If not, he is eaten by the waiting chimeric devouring creature Ammit, which is composed of the deadly crocodile, lion, and hippopotamus. In the next panel, showing the scene after the weighing, a triumphant Hunefer, having passed the test, is presented by falcon-headed Horus to the shrine of the green-skinned Osiris, god of the underworld and the dead, accompanied by Isis and Nephthys. The 14 gods of Egypt are shown seated above, in the order of judges. . 


The Structure of Greek Religion

 Countless incarnations develop the soul’s individuality. The personal choices one makes, right and wrong, increase awareness and are the hammer which molds our ultimate destiny into form.

In the structure of Greek religion, the lesser mysteries were symbolic myths dealing with the fertility of nature and astral theology. While the greater mysteries uncovered the secrets of Kundalini and enlightenment which were revealed in intricate ceremonies as an initiate hopefully experienced a moment of Gnosis or spiritual ecstasy. Only in the lesser mysteries was the Sun worshiped. The great initiates thought of the Sun as the central creative being in the solar system and a symbol of one’s soul, which reincarnated through all forms of lower animals and the different signs of the zodiac before becoming enlightened. Thus the soul corresponded with the Sun in the sense that it was filled with light and was the central consciousness and life force in the solar system. This explanation is the reason why Christ is surrounded by twelve apostles and Hercules had twelve labors. It was a metaphor for the soul's journey and growth through the houses of the zodiac which molded ones consciousness experiences into a unique individual being. 

Astrology was founded on the premise of a correspondence between humanity and the movement of the heavenly planets and stars; which were deified beings resonating with subtle psychological influences. This belief resulted in religious ceremonies occurring on the winter-summer solstices or equinoxes for the purpose of taking advantage of the energetic effects of planetary positions which enlivened and impregnated the fertility of the earth. The deification of the Sun and Moon became interwoven into the vegetation mythology. Of course worshipers were concerned with abundant crops to ensure their survival. Eventually agricultural cycles became an integral dimension of the human psyche. These same astrological dates were superimposed over and incorporated into the celebration of many other Deities. The life and death of nature became a metaphor applied to the human soul, reflecting its reincarnation cycle through the signs of the zodiac and soul’s judgment in the underworld, its return to earth and final realization, which was of far greater importance than worship of the Sun.

Another major philosophical tenet of mythology is encapsulated by the phrase "As above so Below", which defines the premise that each human was a microcosmic replica of the macrocosm.  By reflecting on oneself, one would clearly find all that occurred within was reflected in the matrix of the heavens and in their surroundings. This is the same astral correspondence that the “Heretic” Aratus taught, which proposes a connection between the fertility of the earth and the logos. The Stoics defined the Logos as the generative principle of the Universe, while Canis Major referred to the “ Dog Star’’

“But when the rising of Canis takes place, the living are separated from the dead by Canis: for whatsoever plants have not taken root, really undergo putrefaction. This Canis, therefore, he says, as being a certain divine Logos, has been appointed judge of the quick and dead. And as (the influence of) Canis is observable in the vegetable productions of this world, so in the plants of the celestial world –in Men-is beheld 
( the power of the) Logos.’’ (2)

His words clearly state that not only did the stars influence  events on earth they also were symbols relative to the Souls evolutionary  growth and life (Logos). Religious narratives are a form of poetic allegory built with symbols on a universal archetype reflective of a spiritual awakening. The transformation is predicated and controlled by the logos/consciousness of the higher self which seeks to transform the physical body into a perfect instrument of its' expression. In this sense humanity is not evolving but unfolding its' potential as if it was seeded, maturing into its final form with cosmic consciousness. Analogous to the evolutionary growth all animals, vegetables and minerals  which mature from  a small seed.


The Mystical Experience and Symbols

Visual communication operates on a totally different level than language, the meaning of each symbol acts as if it were alive, forming sets and subsets of geometric angels that can only be interpreted through one’s own inward experiences. Related symbols such as the Virgin birth or the epithet (twice-born), staffs with pine cones, the Caduceus and world tree, golden treasures, the sacred Bull and the Sun are universal elements found in world religions due to the fact they are a visual form of communication originating from the sequence of events that follow the rising of Kundalini. Below is a list of symbols that whose meanings are derived from and related to a personal spiritual transformation. 

The Serpent, Dragon, Snake 

The symbol of the serpent is the most common image found in all mythology. For thousands of years, Western Scholars have misinterpreted it as a literal snake and condemned it as Satan. Interpreting the serpent as an image which denotes the ascension of prana up the spine in a curved path allows the core doctrines of religious narratives, scriptures, and Mythology to be compared and analyzed in a logical manner. The biological changes could be physically verified through a research program, finally bridging the obtuse chasm between religion and science.

Virgin Birth

In a number of ancient religions, sexual activity was frowned upon, to say the least. The ideal situation was to be celibate, whether right or wrong this was a doctrine within early Christianity, Buddhism, Taoist, and certain Yogic traditions. It is hidden within mythology by the phrase “Virgin Born” which are metaphors related to sublimation in order to become “Born Again", "Reborn" or “Twice-born,” meaning a rapid spiritual transformation caused by the ascension of Kundalini.

                               Thyrus and Pine Cone

Dionysus with Thyrus in hand
A Thyrus is a straight staff topped with a pine cone which Dionysus and other Greek Gods carried. The Goddess Cybele considered the pine cone a sacred object in her religion. The rod is a symbol for the spine, while the pine cone which sits on top represents the pineal gland. Sometimes the shaft was pictured with ivy leaves wrapped around it with honey dripping down from the pine cone. Which relates to the biological effects of Kundalini as it increases the upward flowing Pranic energy. This  Soma or (food of the gods) ascends the spine into the brain activating the pineal gland, called the seat of the soul. A process which activates the glands ability to produce certain hormonal essences that descend onto the tongue producing a sweet taste (similar to Honey).                                                                                                                                            
 The Sun and Solar Disk

The “Sun” and “Solar Disk” are more than just symbols of our planetary star. They are both iconic images analogous to mystical illumination, expressing the radiance of one who has entered into the state of Samadhi or Cosmic Consciousness. The Image of the Sun and serpent are inseparable in Egyptian reliefs and ruins. In the case of the Sun God "RA", the golden solar Disk sits atop his head and the white Moon in the case of Isis, which correspond to the energies’ and colors experienced in mediation. White (symbolized by the moon) and Ida channel is seen before the final color Gold represented by the Sun disk. This explains why the Egyptian Gods were depicted with a solar disk on their heads, encircled by serpent as (Serpent Power) is the mechanism responsible for inner illumination. If the solar disk was simply a Sun why would it be encircled by a serpent ?


The Pharaohs wore a crown that contained a snake usually identified as a cobra. This was called a Uraeus, a symbol for the Goddess Wadjet. Wearing this crown was a sign of Divine authority and protection. Wadjet was the guardian and patron God of the Nile Deltas and protector of all Lower Egypt. Symbolically speaking the Uraeus clearly shows an upright serpent projecting out of the forehead of the Pharaoh which would translate into a symbolic representation the Pharaoh had awakened Shakti and opened his third eye. This chakra is known as the doorway into the psychic realm, enabling one to remember past lives and prophesize. It signifies the powers acquired over many lives and that of the Pharaohs authority of royal descent. The classical archaeologists presumption the Egyptians were simply ignorant snake worshipers actually can be reversed, it was the early scholars who are uninformed of the spiritual heights that Egypt had reached. 

Below is a short review of the mystery religions of Cybele and Attis and the Indian avatar Krishna from the viewpoint that the main theme running through each is predicated on the experience of a personal spiritual transformation based on an analysis of the symbols.

The Mystery Religion of Cybele

Cybele or ( Magna Mater) was The Anatolian Mother Goddess. Here is the summary of the Cybele narrative directly expounded by Pausanias. Quote;




Cybele

"The local [Phrygian] legend about him [Attis] being this. Zeus [or rather the Phrygian sky-god], it is said, let fall in his sleep seed upon the ground, which in course of time sent up a Daimon, with two sexual organs, male and female. They call the daimon Agdistis [Kybele, Cybele]. But the gods, fearing Agdistis, cut off the male organ. There grew up from it an almond-tree with its fruit ripe, and a daughter of the River Saggarios (Sangarius), they say, took the fruit and laid it in her bosom, when it at once disappeared, but she was with child. A boy was born, and exposed, but wastened by a he-goat. As he grew up his beauty was more than human, and Agdistis fell in love with him. When he had grown up, Attis was sent by his relatives to Pessinos [city in Phrygia], that he might wed the king's daughter. The marriage-song was being sung, when Agdistis appeared, and Attis went mad and cut off his genitals, as also did he who was giving him his daughter in marriage. But Agdistis repented of what she had done to Attis and persuaded Zeus to grant the body of Attis should neither rot at all nor decay. These are the most popular forms of the legend of Attis." (3)

 Castration and Resurrection



Attis 
Cybele had asked  Attis to take  a vow of celibacy in order to become a priest (called Galli) in her religion, which he agreed to. But the local King demanded Attis marry his daughter, which would lead to breaking his promise. When Cybele suddenly appears at the wedding ceremony Attis goes mad and castrates himself. From the viewpoint of a personal spiritual transformation all the symbolic elements are clearly brought forth, the castrations are metaphors that emphasis chastity and sublimation followed by metamorphosis into a new being. Many times in Myth when a god or hero is castrated it instigates the birth of a god or goddess, when Attis castrates himself he dies and achieves type of immortality (becoming a God in essence) who will never decay.When Agdistis is ''unmanned'' he turns into a she, i.e Cybele.and when Uranus is castrated by Cronus , Aphrodite is born from the seed of Uranus which fell into the oceans foaming waters.

It is generally hidden in Myth but internal copulation between the inner male and female or anima and animus is an integral process of regeneration which appears as a Sacred Marriage in Alchemical legends and Fairy-Tales particularly. It is found in religious scriptures also i.e. (the bride of Christ). Cybele's' jealousy at the marriage ceremony expresses her wish to merge with Attis who represents her animus or male side. Attis is the perfect male archetype, therefore leading to his depiction as a most beautiful and handsome son/lover whose real purpose is to marry Cybele internally, and creating a new divine being who is balanced and immortal.

Attis resurrection was celebrated at the winter solstice to symbolize the annual renewal of the fruits of the earth, which wilt and die in winter only to rise again in the spring. The timing of ceremonies to these dates is due to a resonance between the earth cycles and the Sun, but it’s not the prime purpose of the narrative. From the viewpoint of spiritual awakening, the motifs that stand out clearly in the narrative are the castrations, sacred marriage, death and resurrection leading to a type of immortally. 

Attis never had twelve disciples or was adored by three kings, no star in the east arose at his birth, but most importantly there is no record of Attis worshiped as a Sun God in the sense that the Greek Apollo, Helios or the Egyptian God Ra. The myth of Cybele and Attis can best be interpreted using the knowledge of attained through a spiritual transformation, as an allegory that depicts enlightenment.


The Secret Teachings of Krishna
                                         

Krishna 

Lord Krishna is one of the most loved  Gods of the Hindu pantheon and was the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. He was the eight child of Devaki and Vasudeva. He was depicted with dark blue skin and flute. His birth was celebrated on the eight day (Ashtami) of the dark fortnight of the month of Shrāvaṇa (August–September) which is nowhere near Dec.25. 


According to Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was Born without sexual union, by divine mental transmission from the mind of Vasudeva into the womb of Devaki" (3) This is why he is labeled "Virgin Born". He performed many miracles, but was never crucified by the most well-known accounts and died when the hunter Jara mistook his left foot for that of a deer and shot an arrow into his heel which killed him.

Krishna is a clear example of an Avatar whose sole purpose was to teach and inspire humanity with stories that pertained to humanities possibility of attaining mystical consciousness. The beginning of his life story represents what occurs during a Kundalini awakening. Krishna was the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudeva, yet he was described as being virgin born which is a contradiction that must be undressed of any linguistic assumptions. It’s something of an impossibility to have seven children with the last conceived as a virgin. The virgin birth isn't about literal sex leading to a child, but a symbolic metaphor based on sexual sublimation that leads to an internal birth. 

Birth in a Cave

Krishna is born in a dungeon which is similar to a cave, just like Christ, Mithra, and so many other Gods. This dungeon-cave is a metaphor that represents the feminine birth cycle, the cool place where all creation takes form. It resembles symbolically the cave of Brahman in the human brain. This is the area where prana penetrates to activate the pineal gland and also depicted by the iconic Eye of Horus. The mundane egg with the serpent twisted around it presents the same energetic concept of vortex energies in creation mythology.

The Ascension of Kundalini through the seven chakras

Krishna’s six brothers who were born before him then murdered (except Balarama who was transferred to the womb of Rohini secretly). This action by the King Kamsa symbolically represents the vilifying of each of the seven chakras and their consequent full development that precedes the opening of the crown center. So one could say in a roundabout way that all of his lower centers of awareness, dealing with the negative traits had to be "killed" or developed to their fullest potential before Krishna could be born, as a deification of the cosmic consciousness. Krishna's epic life repeats the sequence of events that happen to a neophyte during the transformative process.

   
The Motif of crossing the River
Vasudeva crossing the river with Krishna

After Krishna’s "Virgin Birth", he was switched with another child in order to deceive Kamsa’ murderous attempts; Vasudeva with his divine child "Krishna" escaped to a rural village where he could grow up safely. The river Yamuna obstructed their path so Vasudeva placed Krishna in a basket upon his head then crossed the dangerous waters. 

The giant serpent Vasuki protected him by opening its hood over Krishna until reaching the other side. This motif of crossing the river after the birth of a divine Child is repeated throughout the world’s religions. From Moses being placed in a reed basket and set afloat on the Nile to St Christopher who held the infant Jesus on his shoulders to safely cross a dangerous river, to Osiris who is placed in a box which floats down the Nile until coming to rest at Byblos where he is resurrected by Isis.

The esoteric interpretation is found by connecting the water element to the unconscious or past. Crossing the a river corresponds to rectifying ones past karma, before proceeding into a constant state of Samadhi. The permanent ascension of the serpent power into the highest crown chakra is the end result of a long process of cleansing of one's karma debts. The dangerous river is a metaphor that reflects the process of rectification of past ignorance that is required before a permanent awakened state is achieved. That is why the Gods and saints such as the Serpent Vasuki or St, Christopher are there to help protect a newly awakened being (Divine Child) across the waters of life. Osiris is murdered and placed in a perfectly fitted box that floats down the Nile to Byblos where he is resurrected by Isis. Though this portion of the Osiris narrative deals with his resurrection it still relates to new birth by crossing the rivers of life which is a psychological truth that precedes every true spiritual transformation. Without forgiveness of the past don't expect any progress.

Conclusion

Religious myths are a form of poetic allegory built with symbols and motifs reflective of a spiritual awakening communicated from inner planes of consciousness which seek to guide humanity on the right path in order to transform the physical matter of the body into a perfect instrument of the soul's expression. In this sense humanity is not evolving but unfolding its' potential as if seeded, blooming into cosmic consciousness just like all life, all animals, vegetables and minerals that grow from a preconceived seed. The seed or mundane egg carries all the information necessary to unwind the light and bliss of destiny. It forms the physical by repeating past actions and is continually updated and adjusted by our right action.

As the human race unfolds its true form, more and more children will appear with outstanding talents, artistic skills and insights into life which the older generation cannot comprehend. At the same time a large sections of civilization who cannot live in harmony with each other and nature will eventually fade-away into the tomb of inequity, leaving absolutely nothing behind of worth, as the Earth will act as the final judge of one’s truthfulness and can destroy any society in minutes if and when it becomes a morally and intellectually incompetent. The basic point is that religion proceeds from our inner awareness and changes at the same rate as our consciousness. There are spiritual laws that govern the mind just as there are laws that keep order in the universe. Could the world function without gravity or Archimedes’ Principle of Buoyancy, Bernoulli's Law of Fluid Dynamics? Acceptance of the fact that laws govern the physical matter implies there are laws that govern the mind and thoughts. 

The mind works on the same principles of operation as the material world. We have the freedom to do what’s right or wrong with our free will but will pay a price for each decision. When our culture rebels against its own spiritual nature and strips the nature of its life, and exploits the earth's resources for temporary gains, all of humanity suffers.

Mythology exists to guide humanity to higher consciousness by revealing hidden mental and spiritual laws, that govern our psychological health, that lead to a better understanding of oneself. Our present human condition which is based on a rebellion against “Nature,’’ or God (one might say the intelligence behind the Universe), can only lead to more suffering. Either way, the whole world is paying an illusionary price for their dream built upon the televised mayhem of someone else’s nightmare, especially when happiness lies within.


References


 (1)  Herodotus the Greek historian 5th century B.C. wrote Histories 2. 123 (trans. Godley)

 (2) http://www.rep.routledge.com/article/A133SECT1 

 (3)   Book IV  "REFUTATION OF ALL HERESIES '' by Hippolytus 

Chapter XLVIII, PG 119   Subtitled Invention of the Lyre –allegorizing the Appearance and Position of the Stars- Origin of the Phoenicians - The Logos identified by Aratus with the constellation Canis-Influence of Canis on fertility and life in General.

The images are from Wikimedia Commons except,

Aten and Amenhotep photos from Google images.
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''The Awakening of Kundalini  " .. By Gopi Krishna 

"The Secrets of Kundalini in Panchastavi '' by Gopi Krishna 

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Japanese Radiation Cleanup with Agnihotra PART 1




It has been over a year now since the shutdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant on March 11, 2011. Once all the data is in, it may be more destructive than the nuclear radiation released at Chernobyl in 1986. This is a disaster that just keeps on giving and giving.........unwanted pollution.


The Tokyo Electric Plant Company(TEPCO) maintained the Fukushima nuclear complex which was originally designed by General Electric. There are six separate boiling water reactors. The initial explanation was the Tohoku earthquake followed by a tsunami, as this interfered with the power grid shutting down the electronic systems while disturbing the coolant release, resulting in the overheating of the reactors. Following the loss of coolant, plant reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced total meltdowns Due to fears of radioactive fallout, roadblocks and barricades barred travelers from a zone 12.5 miles around the Fukushima Nuclear Plant (1), up to 6,500 villages were abandoned thus leaving close to 90,000 residents without shelter without any assurance if they could return to a non-radioactive home. 

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants clearly are an ongoing ecological disaster, as of Feb.2012 the temperature inside the core of plant 2 continues to rise upward by 20 degrees without any remedy available except the use of boric acid (2). The radioactivity has spread to surrounding countries and each has reacted to the fallout according to own individualistic standards. In the United States the University of California, Berkeley has also detected elevated levels (150 times above EPA permissible level) of cesium in milk from San Francisco area .(3)

No international nuclear regulatory organization has stepped forward with a practical plan to prevent the continued radioactive contamination of the Japanese people or for that matter, the worldwide environment. The Japanese government under the watch of their Environmental Ministry and Japans’ Atomic Energy Commission will determine which corporations are chosen to participate in the clean-up projects. There are no experts in the field of decontamination, yet three large corporations are receiving the first payouts of $13 billion in contracts for the initial cleanup of an 18,000 square mile area. According to a New York Times article, it is some of the same large corporations that helped to build 45 of Japan’s 54 nuclear plants. $93 million has been awarded for 12 pilot decontamination projects to a consortium led by Taisei Corporation, along with Obayashi and Kaijima Corp.(4)
  
   Why are the same corporations that have had a hand in the construction and lucrative field of nuclear power are now going to receive the majority of the cleanup funds? This is the same mindset as the banking bailout in America that rewarded the perpetrators of the failure with taxpayer money. So what are alternative solutions to this release of radioactive particles into the earth’s atmosphere and contamination of the Pacific Ocean?
 
Some writers have suggested that the Japanese should relocate into upper Russia. In the meantime (TEPCO) could end up declaring bankruptcy as their outstanding liabilities may be more than $ 100 billion.(5) When it comes down to the final answer, official voices are silent. It has always been about short term planning lead by the profit motive, so don’t expect it to get any better. It is good news that there are reasonable solutions which can be relatively inexpensive which limit the continued damage. The bad news is there will always be a lot of resistance to new ideas. Presented are list practices, Eco-technologies and inventive ideas that have not yet been fully utilized or studied on a large scale.
  
   These possible remedies are all based on esoteric energy theories unacknowledged by modern science, yet as in the case of Agnihotra, there is historic precedence in India dating back thousands of years to the Vedic period.  The physics of nuclear remediation should be understood on an energetic level, one which takes into account the spiral nature of the ethers within the philosophical perspective of subtle energies mentioned in all the ancient religious belief systems. In general alternative energy research is based on the premise that the universe floats in a sea cosmic Prana or Chi and in modern terms zero-point energy. This is the very same philosophical foundation that underlies the Alchemical paradigm. The four elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air are created from the ethers, which form the physical foundation of the world.

  This ether theory is identical to the thinking of numerous alternative energy researchers, such as Viktor Schauberger, Nicholas Tesla, Walter Russell, and Pier Luigi Ighina. I have read and studied their writings on subtle energy for over thirty years; and, I present these findings with the hope that others will at least take their information seriously.


Agnihotra is the foremost remedy for neutralizing atmospheric fallout. It is an ancient Vedic science of healing and purification of the atmosphere by a ceremonial fire-- a Vedic (Yanja) Ritual or sacrifice that was revealed to the ‘Rishis’.whose earliest written records were from the Rig-Veda (circa  1400.B.C. (6) The Indian Vedic culture had expanded throughout the world thousands of years ago. Agnihotra’s true significance had been forgotten and neglected due to wars and ecological disasters which split India into separate warring tribes thus losing the important ecological reason behind the Yanja practices.(7)
          
Agnihotra involves creating a small fire in a copper pyramid of specific size and shape, at exactly sunrise and sunset each day, thus tuning into the energies of the Sun. A simple Sanskrit mantra is repeated, at exactly sunrise and sunset each day, which helps the uplifting vibrations. The materials burned are dried cow dung, ghee (clarified butter) and unpolished rice. During the fire healing energies emanates from the copper pyramid. The auric field is purified and enhanced around all people and plants within a certain distance from the fires. Other copper pyramids can be buried in the land to act resonance points which absorb and spread the energetic purification into the land and atmosphere. Agnihotra fires can benefit numerous applications--the ash can be used for folk medicines, or in agriculture as a purified nontoxic alkaline fertilizer that carries a large number of minerals. Plants, animals and humans become much more healthy and resistance to diseases within the range of Agnihotra fires . The fires help the mind to overcome depression and addictions (8). There are many individual stories of the important healing qualities of the alkaline ash when used topically or in addition with herbs .(9) The central point is through healing the atmosphere, the ecological environment and the people in the surrounding areas are also healed. 

Vasant V. Paranjpe has been a tireless yogi and activist in spreading this knowledge. In the book “Homa Therapy, Our Last Chance” (chp3) he says that when Agnihotra is performed harmful radiation and pollution in the atmosphere is collected by the smoke on a very subtle level, neutralizing the particles of radiation. “Agnihotra ash totally solves the radiation problem. Even more, so Agnihotra negates its effect. Agnihotra neutralizes harmful radiation and cleanses the planet." (10) The healing properties of the fires are locked into the sacred ash; it can be added to water for drinking or for gardening, or taken with herbs to increase the medicinal properties. Ghee mixed with sacred ash will create poultices to heal the skin. Monicka Koch of Germany, a pharmacist, and Agnihotra researcher have written a book on this subject called Homa Therapy, The Ancient Science of Healing.
Fire is an element of purification. Due to the geometric shape of the inverted pyramid used in Agnihotra the fire moves upward in a spiral pathway. The four equal sides of any regular pyramid direct subtle ethers to the center where a twin spiral develops and ascends upward against gravity to the apex of the pyramid. When a pyramid face is aligned north these energetic properties are increased. To paraphrase a book by Tony Busby“ The Secrets of the Bible “ he writes that if a light is projected into a glass pyramid in exact scale and proportion to the Great Pyramid, a rainbow serpent is created. The light creates a subtle energetic energy field in a vertical spiral. This relates to the quote by the Egyptian priesthood “A serpent lies coiled in the Great Pyramid.” (11)
 

Countless books have been written speculating on the true significance of why the Egyptians put such a great effort into constructing monumental edifices such as the Giza pyramids. It comes down to sacred geometry and its resonance with the subtle ethers. A pyramid shape, whether inverted or upright produces an energetic spiral within its interior. This spiral can be adopted for use to raise and purify water or generate vibration by resonance in a crystal at its apex.

After studying the concepts of numerous alternative energy researchers one discovers a general belief that the universe is constructed of subtle ethers that follow a curved pathway, smaller than what is generally conceived in particle physics but similar to subatomic whirlpools which are hollow in the center. Pier Lugia Ighina described these as magnetic particles that gave motion and form to all life. He invented the superior microscope that could bring such particles in view and also created weather modification devices using his knowledge.
 
Viktor Schauberger’s extensive writings also point to the fact the spiral pathway is the natural direction which nature utilizes to build up the elements of water, earth, and air. According to his observations when water is allowed to flow naturally it will curve, similar to rivers winding movement. The curving motion of water energizes its atomic structure by the energetic implosion of the atmospheric ethers that transforms water into a buoyant life-sustaining element.T he pathway that opposes the curve is the straight line, which creates heat, breaking the bonds of the water rendering it dead of any life. A straight line is an explosive and destructive pathway. Again heating water will purify it of microbes and toxins but at the same time, it destroys its life-sustaining properties.
 
Why does this simple fire have so many healing and positive effects? The vessel is shaped in the form of an inverted step pyramid, usually constructed of copper, though gold is also an expensive alternative. I believe the reason is the spiral nature of the ethers are utilized by using an inverted pyramid-- the fire spins in a natural way following the same imploding spiral nature required for purification and renewal of the atmosphere and all four elements. So it is not that heat itself is destructive, but the direction of its path makes the difference. When a fire is turned in a spiral direction upward, due to the resonance within an inverted pyramid, it follows a natural spiral pathway that will subsequently purify the atmosphere and create the proper mineral balance in the ashes left over. The vessel in which the sacred fire takes place is called Kunda which is similar to the word Kundalini.
 
It has been said that the healing qualities of the Agnihotra fire are locked into the ash or in other words the fires attract minerals into the ash because of the implosive motion. Therefore, we can count four energetic aspects working in Agnihotra. First, the spiritual awareness the person brings to the practice, as this world is, in reality, a physical form of consciousness. Second, the vessel shape is an inverted pyramid that produces a corresponding purifying spiral in the Agnihotra fire. Third, the timing of the fire resonates with solar energies. Fourth, the materials burnt, Ghee, unpolished rice and cow dung.
 
It may seem odd that cow dung is burned, but this goes back to ancient cultural practices which were more in balance with nature. The cow has evolved in a symbiotic relationship with a man over a very long period, probably thousands of years. It is an animal with one stomach with four compartments to digest its diet of grass. The use of cow dung in treating sickness was very common in India; this is one reason why in Hinduism the cow is a sacred is revered animal… There are many medicinal properties to cow dung cakes that are released into the atmosphere after burning are Phenol, Indol, Menthol, and Ammonia. Formalin is contained in cow dung, these bacteriophages destroy pathogens. In addition to antibacterial properties (12), Some Indians use dried cow dung and cow urine as a disinfectant and medicine. Dried cow dung is considered to have antibacterial properties as Italian scientist Prof, GE Bea has proven. Malaria and tuberculosis germs can be killed by fresh cow dung. (13)
 
Now if Japan would start to take this ancient Eco-technology seriously, it would be proven in a very short time an Agnihotra fire and ash fertilizer has tremendous positive effects on agriculture including restoration of a clean atmosphere. Experiments could easily occur in small towns first, then proceed to use the ash at all radiation sites. The first action Japan should take is setting up large areas near the reactors where Agnihotra fires would burn 24 hours a day.The ash should then be placed around and in the reactors. Agnihotra has been ignored in the western media because of the lack of communication between cultures and no-doubt skepticism of the religious and scientific communities. There are no large corporations to fund its expansion as it is basically a competitor to their bottom line in medicine and fertilizer industries. But anyone with an open mind who reads the healing testimonies and Homa farm reports from Peru and India will understand this is a viable answer and practice. When it comes down to it the people themselves must wake up and make the decision to live in a clean environment and not leave it to someone else.
Reference Links:
(1)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster 
(2)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9066687/Rising-temperatures-trigger-concern-at-Japans-Fukushima-nuclear-plant.html
(3)
 http://enenews.com/highest-level-radioactive-cesium-san-francisco-area-milk-august-2011-150-epas-maximum-contaminant-limit-chart 
(4)
 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/business/global/after-fukushima-disaster-a-confused-effort-at-cleanup.html?scp=1&sq=fukishim 
(5)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14383832 
(6)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnihotra 
(7)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_worship 
(8)
http://www.agnihotra.org/content/what-agnihotra 
(9)
http://www.terapiahoma.com/english/index.htm 
(10)
http://www.agnihotra.org/sites/default/files/sat311.pdf
(11)
http://www.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/2serpents.htm
(12)  http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/ayurveda-health-wellbeing/959881-healing-powers-cow-dung.html
(13)
http://gomata.weebly.com/scientific-research.html




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