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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Buddhism, Hindu, Catholic, and Greek mythology connections

                                                        Edited, May 10, 2012


Lord Krishna
"Residing in water as sapidity, the Supreme Lord is known as the essence. Residing in the sun and the moon as luster, He is known as illumination. Residing in the Vedas as His very self, He is known as the pranava original sound vibration OM. Residing in the ether as sound Lord Krishna is known as the word."

 He is a word. It sounds familiar but he is not Christian God. So, who is he?

In Greek alphabet O is 15 letter. It is called OMicron. According to Robert Keith Spencer 15 is the numerical value of the Hebrew word for God, JAH, which is one of the forms of the Tetragrammaton.

Let us look at this mural squarely from the viewpoint of the esoterically inclined, the occultist. There is an asymmetrical arrangement of the entire mural into what is called a "Magic Square," which is a square arranged in an equal number of cells — in this case nine — three rows up and three rows down. The game tit-tat-toe is based on this type of square. The talismanic magic square has a series of numbers in the ceils, "the enumeration of all of whose columns, vertically, horizontally, and diagonally, will give the same sum." The following nine digits14 so arranged as to add up to 15 in any direction were regarded as sacred, because 15 is the numerical value of the Hebrew word for God, JAH, which is one of the forms of the Tetragrammaton:
4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 1 6
  
Who is OM? We know that Krishna is OM. Hebrews called 15 as the numerical value of God. 15 in English alphabet is O.
In Hindu we have The Mantra Om Kali Ma.
Shiva is called OM Shiva, Krishna OM Krishna. In Buddhism we have The Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. Sai Baba is called OM Sai Ram, Adi DA is called OM Adi Da.

Let's make connections.


Let's look at symbols of The World Tarot card.



So, woman on tarot card is a female version of Hermes.Hermes was depicted with caduceus and winged boots so does she.

Caduceus connects us with our darling……He has phallus entwined by two serpents.


Modern depiction of the caduceus as the symbol of commerce.

Let’s look at rose symbol as it was depicted on tarot card.  
The Tudor rose.









The Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union Rose) is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor dynasty." 

"The Tudor Rose is a secret symbol of the Elite Most Noble Order of the Garter. To understand the symbol you have to research into the Mystic degrees of Freemasonry 18th degree and upwards. The symbol is Rosicrucian (Rosy Cross) and has a two fold meaning. The two rose, (one white, one red) represent the the two orders, Inner and Outer. The white rose is a 5 pointed star, and represents the S.S (Silver Star) outer order, and he red rose (upside down 5 pointed star) represents the Inner order of the Knights Companions of the Order of the Garter, the Knights of Rhodes and Malta. The Companions of 300 Knights (the Rosicrucians) of the Order of the Round Table. They represent the York rite of Freemasonry, and are the successors of the Knight Templar."

The Rosy Cross (also called Rose Cross and Rose Croix) is a symbol largely associated with the semi-mythical Christian Rosenkreuz, alchemist and founder of the Rosicrucian Order. The Rose Cross is said to be a cross with a white rose at its centre[3] and symbolizes the teachings of a tradition formed within the Christian tenets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Cross



 

So, who is OM?  

VOL. 1, PAGE 350 THE SECRET DOCTRINE
"The latter is, in the Chaldean Kabala, a pure abstraction; the Word or LOGOS, or DABAR (in Hebrew), which Word, though it becomes in fact a plural number, or “Words” — D(a)B(a)RIM, when it reflects itself, or falls into the aspect of a Host (of angels, or Sephiroth, “numbers”) is still collectively ONE, and on the ideal plane a nought — 0, a “No-thing.” IT is without form or being, “with no likeness with anything else.” (Franck, “Die Kabbala,” p. 126.) And even Philo calls the Creator, the Logos who stands next God, “the SECOND GOD,” and “the second God who is his (Highest God’s) WISDOM” (Philo. Quaest. et Solut). Deity is not God. It is NOTHING, and DARKNESS. It is nameless, and therefore called Ain-Soph — “the word Ayin meaning nothing.” See Franck “Die Kabbala,” p. 153. See also Section XII., “Theogony of the Creative Gods.” The “Highest God” (the unmanifested LOGOS) is its Son.
I think that Blavatsky, our sweetheart, gave us many hints."

Let's look at OM KALI Hindu Goddess





Kali and Bhairava (the terrible form of Shiva) in Union, 18th century, Nepal
 Or OM TARA Tibetan goddess

                                                White Tara statue



Baphomet, from medieval Latin Baphomethbaffometi,Occitan Bafometz) is an imagined pagan deity (i.e., a product of Christian folklore concerning pagans), revived in the 19th century as a figure of occultism and Satanism. It first appeared in 11th and 12th century Latin and Provençal as a corruption of "Mahomet", the Latinisation of "Muhammad", but later it appeared as a term for a pagan idol in trial transcripts of theInquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 14th century. The name first came into popular English-speaking consciousness in the 19th century, with debate and speculation on the reasons for the suppression of the Templars. Since 1855, the name Baphomet has been associated with a "Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Éliphas Lévi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baphomet
The 19th century image of a Sabbatic Goat, created by Éliphas Lévi. The arms bear the Latin words SOLVE (dissolve) and COAGULA (congeal).

 Promotional poster for Léo Taxil,Les Mystères de la franc-maçonnerie dévoilés (1886), adapts Lévi's invention

Baphomet
Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1856) associated a series of carved or engraved figures found on a number of supposed 13th century Templar artifacts (such as cups, bowls and coffers) with the Baphometic idol. 

Alchemical illustration involving the caduceus. Woodcut from Johann Sternhals Ritter-Krieg, Erfurt, 

                             .
Le Diable, from the early eighteenth century Tarot of Marseilles by Jean Dodal.
Let's look at mudrass

Mudras have been in use in the East for thousands of years, particularly in Buddhism. Buddha statues often have the hands in certain hand positions. They have been used as a spiritual practice (and still are), as a way on the path to enlightenment. Is that so?  We may understand why our darlings use these symbols.

DHARMACARA MUDRA
 
                                             Sculpture of Thomas Aquinas


Triptolemus, Demeter and Persephone by the Triptolemos-painter,ca 470 BC.Louvre
                                                 Smiling Buddha



                                                     Hades, god of underworld.
 The child Herakles strangling the snakes sent by Hera (a woman protects Iphicles on the right). Detail from an Attic red-figured stamnos, ca. 480–470 BC. From Vulci, Etruria.
Let's look at another hand sign.

                                  A painting of the bhavacakra in Sera Monastery, Tibet.
 


Bartholomaeus Sprang Heracles and Omphale

Dionysus 
 


A very disturbing image but I can't insert it but this is a link.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mayhem-with-Attila-Csihar-Infernofestival-2010.jpg

More horn sings.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Horn_gesturesN 
We also can find the same hand symbols in Greek paintings.

If my hypothesis is that horns may represent sexual power, did Goddesses also have horns?

Astarte's name also occurs in the Hebrew Bible as part of a place name, Ashteroth Karnaim, karnaim meaning "of the two horns" (Genesis 14:5). Ashteroth Karnaim, perhaps the "full old name of the city," (Patai 1990:57), was probably a temple center where Astarte was worshiped as a two-horned deity. In support of this suggestion, Patai points to a mold from a shrine in Israel depicting a goddess with two horns. Dated between the eighteenth and the sixteenth centuries BCE, the mold shows a naked goddess in a high, conical hat. She has two horns, one on each side of her head (Patai 1990:57, Plate 9).
Known in the ancient Levant as Ashtart and in the Hebrew Bible as Ashtereth, the beautiful Astarte may owe many of her characteristics to Mesopotamian Ishtar, as the similarity in their names proclaims. Like Ishtar, Astarte seems to have had strong connections with both war and love/sexuality. In historical times, she received offerings in ancient Ugarit in Syria; her name appears forty-six times in texts from that city. One of her main centers was Byblos, where she was identified with Egyptian goddesses Hathor and Isis. In the second millennium BCE, Astarte was, like Anat, a war goddess of the Egyptians (Patai 1990:56). Large numbers of ancient Israelites revered her, and versions of her name occur at least nine times in the Hebrew Bible. She was also an important deity of the Phoenician towns of Tyre and Sidon, whence she and her veneration spread with Phoenician merchants throughout the Mediterranean (Patai 1990:55-66).


The people of Phoenicia worshiped Baal. Baalism included the worship of Molech with fiery sacrifices of children and the worship of Astarte, the Phoenician Ishtar Queen of Heaven.
She is the Deity of the Planet Venus and a Fertility Goddess, and Her cult was known throughout the ancient world for its practice of temple prostitution. 
Watson’s Biblical and Archaeological Dictionary, 1833

She was certainly represented in the same manner as Isis, with cow’s horns on her head, to denote the increase and decrease of the moon. Cicero calls her the fourth Venus of the Syrians.
It is believed that the moon was adored in this idol. Her temples generally accompanied those of the sun; and while bloody sacrifices or human victims were offered to Baal, bread, liquors, and perfumes were presented to Astarte.
As early as the twenty-fifth century B.C., people of Ur of the Chaldees in Sumeria worshiped a mother-goddess named Ishtar. Around the same time the Minoans of Crete had a mother-goddess portrayed with “her divine child Velchanos” in her arms. Later, the people of Cyprus revered a goddess who appeared to have been patterned after the Sumerian Ishtar and later adopted by the Greeks as Aphrodite, or Astarte.The Babylonians, who conquered Sumeria around the twenty-second century B.C., related their religious beliefs to the heavenly bodies. They regarded the planets as gods and goddesses and equated the planet Venus with the Sumerian mother-goddess Ishtar. The Babylonians worshiped Ishtar as ” “Goddess of Goddesses,” and “Queen of Heaven and Earth.” They exclaimed, “Ishtar is great! Ishtar is Queen! My Lady is exalted, my Lady is Queen…There is none like unto her.”
 It appears that the Sumerian-Babylonian Ishtar was the counterpart of the Egyptian Isis and the model for the Grecian Aphrodite, Roman Venus, Assyrian Nina, Phrygian and Roman Cybele, Phoenician Astarte, and Astarte of Syria. In essence they were the same mother-goddess

Astarte's name was first recorded about 1478 BC, but her cult was firmly established by then. The cult spread westward from Phoenicia into Greece, Rome, and as far as the British Isles. Prophets of the Old Testament condemned her worship because it included sexual rituals, and sacrifices of firstborn children and newborn animals to her.
Her other counterparts are Isis, Hathor of Egypt, Kali of India, and Aphrodite and Demeter of Greece

Some scholars hold Astarte was a prototype of the Virgin Mary. Their theory is based on the ancient Syrian and Egyptian rituals of celebrating Astarte's rebirth of the solar god on December 25th. A cry was heard that the Virgin had brought forth a newborn child, which was exhibited. Sir James Frazer in the Golden Bough writes, "No doubt the Virgin who thus conceived and bore a son on the twenty-fifth of December was the great Oriental goddess whom the Semites called the Heavenly Virgin or simply the Heavenly Goddess, in Semitic lands she was a form of Astarte." The theory that credits Astarte as being a prototype of the Virgin Mary made be given creditability by many who accept that Christ was born on December 25th; but not by those who do not believe this was the date of Christ's birth, and say the exact date is unknown. A.G.H. Today she is the second name in an energy chant sometimes used in Wicca: "Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna."
http://www.egyptiandreams.co.uk/astarte.php




a) The mother-goddess standing upon a lioness (which is her Sekhet form): she is wearing her girdle, and upon her head is the moon and the cow's horns, conventionalized so as to simulate the crescent moon. Her hair is represented in the conventional form which is sometimes used as Hathor's symbol. In her hands are the serpent and the lotus, which again are merely forms of the goddess herself.

(b) Another picture of Astarte (from Roscher's "Lexikon") holding the papyrus sceptre which at times is regarded as an animate form of the mother-goddess herself and as such a thunder weapon

Sheela na Gigs (or Sheela-na-Gigs) are figurative carvings of naked women displaying an exaggerated vulva. They are found on churches, castles and other buildings, particularly in Ireland and Britain, sometimes together with male figures. One of the best examples may be found in the Round Tower at Rattoo, in County Kerry, Ireland. A replica is located in the County Museum in Tralee town. Another well-known example can be seen at Kilpeck in Herefordshire, England.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheela_na_Gig


 Sheela na Gig at Kilpeck, England


The Church Stretton Sheela Na Gig


More Sheela Na Gig in medieval churches.
 http://www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk/sheela1.htm
The image doesn't open but it depicts a fine example of yoni puja: A male and female pray and offer their thanks to the Goddess,here represented by the stylised vulva.From the Sixty-Four-Yogini temple at Bheragat. Madhya Pradesh, 12th century.

The Divine Goddess as an altar with her vulva prominent.
This design is clearly for ritual worship; you can see where the libations
of the sacred oils will collect and run out at the junction of the vulva and rim.
Stone carving, Alampur Museum, Hyberbad State, 8th century.



Yoni Puja altar 

So, if Islam KALIMAH means that there is no God but Allah is not it a coincidence , do we have KALI Yoni? Do we have connections with OM KALI?

At Mecca the Goddess was Shaybah or Sheba, the Old Woman, worshiped as a black aniconic stone like the Goddess of the Scythian Amazons. The sacred Black Stone now enshrined in the Kaaba at Mecca was her feminine symbol, marked by the sign of the yoni, and covered like the ancient Mother by a veil.
http://goddesschess.blogspot.com/200...-at-mecca.html

More connection of Islam with Vedic Shiva and Kali.

The great Muslim traveler from Valencia, Ibn Jubayr (1145-1217) describes the emotion he felt on touching the stone, The stone, when one kisses it, has a softness and freshness which delights the mouth; so much so that he who places his lips upon it wishes never to remove them. It suffices, moreover, that the Prophet said that it is the Right Hand of God on Earth.

Muslim pilgrims visiting the Kaaba temple go around it seven times. In no other mosque does the circumambulation prevail. Hindus invariably circumambulate around their deities. This is yet another proof that the Kaaba shrine is a pre-Islamic Indian Shiva temple where the Hindu practice of circumambulation is still meticulously observed.
Recital of the Namaz five times a day owes its origin to the Vedic injunction of Panchmahayagna (five daily worship- Panch-Maha-Yagna) which is part of the daily Vedic ritual prescribed for all individuals.
Muslims are enjoined cleanliness of five parts of the body before commencing prayers. This derives from the Vedic injuction ‘Shareer Shydhyartham Panchanga Nyasah’.
http://ristorantemystica.wordpress.c...-of-the-kaaba/


Black Stone in Kaaba

What about Catholic Church......


The vesica piscis has been the subject of mystical speculation at several periods of history, and is viewed as important in Freemasonry[4] and some forms of Kabbalah. More recently, numerous New Age authors have interpreted it as a yonic symbol and claimed that this, a reference to the female genitals, is a traditional interpretation.

I don't trust Wikipedia explanation at all. But Vesica piscis in an important occult symbol.
I think that it holds the key.







It may explain why OTO has this logo. Aleister Crowley and sex magic....... I don't have any doubts about lies of tantra sexInsanely Happy
  
 Stained glass window in the Knights Templar Room in the George Washington Masonic National Memorial
So, let's look how our goddesses, sweet darlings, are doing.Big Grin 2
We may understand why they promote goddess archetype. jocolor

HECATE  was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hecate
The Hecate Chiaramonti, a Roman sculpture of triple Hecate, after a Hellenistic original (Museo Chiaramonti, Vatican Museums

                                                            Hecate                                                             

Hecate
She looks like Kali or Tara. Crescent moon, snake, arms.
                                                                        OM KALI


                     OM TARA

Does Statue of Liberty resemble Hecate? Goddess of witchcraft and magic.
Perhaps, she is not Isis as some have suggested but hidden Kali.....red whore of Babylon. Time will tell.......

 
The Statue of Liberty in New York harbor was presented in 1984 as a gift from French Grand orient Temple Masons to the Masons of America in celebration of the centenary of the first Masonic Republic.
She is holding the Masonic “Torch of Enlightenment” Also referred back in the 1700’s by the Illuminati masons as the “Flaming Torch of Reason”
The Statue of Liberty’s official title is, “Liberty Enlightening the World”
The cornerstone of the statue how it was laid in Masonic ceremony.
http://freemasonrywatch.org/statue_of_liberty.html





Let's look Athena. Her armor resembles that of Kali - protruded tongue.

Athena was worshipped in all parts of Greece, and from the ancient towns on the lake Copais her worship was introduced at a very early period into Attica, where she became the great national divinity of the city and the country. Here she was afterwards regarded as the thea sôteira, ugieia, and paiônia, and the serpent, the symbol of perpetual renovation, was sacred to her. (Paus. i. 23. § 5, 31. § 3, 2. § 4.) At Lindus in Rhodes her worship was likewise very ancient. Among the things sacred to her we may mention the owl, serpent, XXXX, and olive-tree, which she was said to have created in her contest with Poseidon about the possession of Attica. (Plut. de Is. et Os.; Paus. vi. 26. § 2, i. 24. § 3; Hygin. Fab. 164.) At Corone in Messenia her statue bore a crow in its hand. (Paus. iv. 34. § 3.)

The sacrifices offered to her consisted of bulls, whence she probably derived the surname of taurobolos (Suid. s. v.), rams, and cows. (Horn. Il. ii. 550; v. Met. iv. 754.) Eustathius (ad Hom. l. c.) remarks, that only female animals were sacrificed to her, but no female lambs. In Ilion, Locrian maidens or children are said to have been sacrificed to her every year as an atonement for the crime committed by the Locrian Ajax upon Cassandra; and Suidas (s. v. poinê) states, that these human sacrifices continued to be offered to her down to B. C. 346. Respecting the great festivals of Athena at Athens, see Dict. of Ant. s. vv. Panathenaea and Arrhephoria.

ATHENE (or Athena) was the great Olympian goddess of wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her breast and arm, adorned with the monstrous head of the Gorgon.
http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Athena.html


ATHENA
Date: ca 525 BC

Detail of Athene from a depiction of Herakles and Apollo struggling over the Delphic tripod. The goddess has a prominent Gorgon's head set in the shoulder of her aigis - a snake-trimmed protective cloak. She also holds a shield and spear, and wears a high-crested helm upon her head.

Athene receives the head of Medusa from Perseus. The hero is depicted as a young man, wearing the winged boots of Hermes and the cap of darkness on his head. Athene holds the Gorgon head by its snaky locks, its image reflecting in the mirror of the shield.

                                       Gustav Klimt, Minerva/Athena
 Athena,Aphrodite, Hera, Franz von Stuck


Elihu Vedder's Minerva of Peace 1896 Library of Congress Washington



Athena battles a pair of serpent-footed Gigantes in the War of the Giants.
Athena battles Alkyoneus in the war of the giants. The giant is winged with serpentine legs. His mother Gaia rises up from the earth beside him. Athena is attended by the winged goddess Nike (Victory). Pergamonmuseum, Berlin, Germany

The Horned God in India and Europe

Author: Neil MacGregor Campbell
Brought to you by http://indianpaganism.4dw.com: Indian Paganism - A Comparative Exploration into Pagan and Indian Religion, Myth and Culture.
Pashupati is the Horned God of the Indus Valley, of the great Harappan city culture that developed from a village culture approximately 6000 years ago, in northern India and what is now Pakistan. Mythological reference to the Horned God Pashupati can be found in ancient Indian and Nepalese scriptural texts. The legend of Pashupati can be found in reference to the Indian God Shiva, of whom Pashupati is referred to as being the proto-type.
In the Indus Valley many seals have been found which show images of the Horned God with many animals surrounding him. On the seals is what has became known as the Indus script.  
What the Indus Valley seals of the horned God suggest is that there is an undeniable connection between the horned God Pashupati and the horned God of the Celts, Cernunnos. This connection between the two is best illustrated by comparing a couple of the Indus Valley seals to the depiction of Cernunnos on the Gundestrup Cauldron (dated between 4th - 1st Century BCE).

Today in India the God Shiva, of whom Pashupati is considered to be the proto-type , is offered worship through the linga (the phallus). In Shiavite temples what is more common than a s tatue of Shiva is a stone linga, usually with a yoni (the vulva).
 
Moon associations can also be found on the horns of both Pashupati and Cernunnos
So what does this all mean? We have two images of the Horned God one from northern Europe dated between 400-100 BCE, the other from northern India dated between 2000-3000 years BCE. The images are separated by almost three thousand years of history and by four and a half thousand miles of mountains, land and sea, and yet they have a startling similarity. Furthermore there appears to be connections between Cernunnos and Pashupati in the form of Shiva (and possibly also the Hindu God Rudra who is considered to be a form of Shiva). Is it possible that Cernunnos and Pashupati were once the same deity who spread from one Pagan culture to another?  
In 1933, the Egyptologist Margaret Murray published the book, The God of the Witches, in which she theorised that Pan was merely one form of a horned god who was worshipped across Europe by a witch-cult.[38] This theory influenced the Neopagannotion of the Horned God, as an archetype of male virility and sexuality. In Wicca, the archetype of the Horned God is highly important, as represented by such deities as the Celtic Cernunnos, Indian Pashupati and Greek Pan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_%28god%29
The Shiva Pashupati, seal with the seated Shiva figure termed Pashupati
 The "Cernunnos" type antlered figure on the Gundestrup Cauldron.
                                                                        Cernunnos on the Pillar of the Boatmen