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Friday, 8 July 2011

Goddess Kali, Sekhmet, Osiris, and Dionysus connections.

                                                         Edited Sep. 10, 2011
I have edited this blog and removed Transcendental Meditation  research. There a a few links to review those research. I prefer to focus on images and artifacts.


TranceNet: Independent TM Research Archive
"The Report of Germany's Institute for Youth and Society on TM"
For the first time on the Web, TranceNet presents the entire text of this seminal report in English translation -- with charts. The TM movement attempted to suppress this report in German courts, but its findings were upheld by the German high court (The Federal Republic of Germany: OVG Muenster: 5 A 1152/84, The Bundesverwaltungsgericht: 23.5.87 7 C 2.87, The Bundesverfassungsgericht: 1 BvR 881/89).

Among the subjects studied:

• 76% of long-term meditators experience psychological disorders -- including
26% nervous breakdowns
• 63% experience serious physical complaints
• 70% recorded a worsening ability to concentrate
• Researchers found a startling drop in honesty among long-term meditators
• Plus a detailed examination of the history, culture, and secret teachings of
the TM movement.

More about Negative and Inconclusive TM Research, Flawed Methods, Negative Side Effects of TM, and fraud research.
http://trancenet.net/research/index.shtml
Yoga and psychotherapy. Part 6

“First stage is deep breathing and movement. Second stage is screaming meditation. By the time you get to the third stage, you are hardly there…. Your mind lives your body. There were glowing reports published giving the credits to Gurus and psychological techniques but neglected to mention thousands of cases of emotional and mental breakdown, insanity, suicides, rape, murders……..This dangerous technique of enlightenment were incorporated in psychotherapy, self-help seminars, or even in Catholic and Protestant church” (quote from video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzmldjSEhsI&feature=related

Kali is known by many names which include Kali Ma, The Dark Goddess, The Black Goddess, Mahakali, Dark Mother, Kalika, Bhairavi, Kali the Destroyer, Consort of Shiva and the Dancing Lady of Death. The name “Kali,” is derrived from the Hindu word “Kala,” which means "time," although it can also mean "black," and she is believed to represent the power of time, which will devour everything in the end.
Even though Kali may have a wide assortment of aspects, the most well known are Mahakali and Bhairavi. In the aspect of Bhairavi, Kali takes on the role of Shiva’s counterpart, finding pleasure in the destruction which will eventually lead to the final dissolution of the universe.

Kali has also been depicted as a woman with black or blue skin and long, wild black hair. With her tongue protruding from her bloodied mouth, she appears to be standing or dancing on top of her husband, Lord Shiva the Destroyer, who is lying there dead and covered with white ashes.
www.angelfire.com/journal/ofapoet/kali.html


In the many temples throughout India that are dedicated to Kali, she is worshipped during the dark of the moon. Her followers are frequently known to worship her at the cremation grounds on the very darkest of nights, and it is there that they present Kali with the offerings she requires: the offerings of flesh. Worshipping Kali in the cremation grounds is extremely important, because it is there that her followers will become used to the images of death.

Kali’s various personalities span a wide range, running the gamut from the mild Sati to the terrifying black one known simply as Kali. It is while she is in this particular aspect that Kali requires her followers to perform an assortment of rites which include sacrificial killings. Sacrificing animals was not sufficient to fulfill the needs of Kali, so human sacrifices were required. In modern times, however, attitudes seem to have changed, and instead of sacrificing humans, other mammals are now being used.

Kali has also been associated with intense sexuality, and her symbol is the Yoni. Myths exist, which tell about the time when Kali’s yoni fell to Earth and landed on the sacred hill near Gauhati, which is the exact same place upon which the Temple of Kamakhya now stands. Ancient carvings cover the temple’s outer walls, depicting Kali as a Singular Triple Goddess. First, Kali is shown squatting and exposing her Yoni; second, she appears as a mother who is breast-feeding her child; and third, she is seen as a warrior woman drawing back her bow. While all of these carvings depict Kali as an extremely sexual woman, they also show her to be a protective and motherly woman, filled with great compassion.

www.angelfire.com/journal/ofapoet/kali.html


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.

Then, much like the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet, who became drunk on the blood of mankind, Kali also became drunk on blood of the demon, Raktabija. Indeed, Kali actually became so drunk that she began to tear across the universe, destroying everyone and everything that happened to get in her way. Most people believe that it was then that Kali first began to adorn herself with the various body parts of her victims. Luckily, Shiva immediately realized what was happening, and he knew, all too well, that Kali had to be stopped. No other choice existed, so he threw himself down beneath her feet, and by doing that, Shiva was able to stop Kali’s dance down the road to destruction. Then, when Kali finally did calm down, and her ferocious form disappeared, she embraced Shiva, turning into her aspect of Gauri, the radiant mother.

Sekhmet/Hathorin the form of a lioness, hurled herself upon the men who had rebelled against Ra. She attacked them with such fury that the sun god feared she might exterminate the entire human race and begged her to stop the carnage. She had no ears to hear it. So Ra spilled 7,000 jugs containing a magic potion composed of beer and pomegranate juice in her path. Sekhmet, mistook the red liquid for human blood, lapped it up and become too drunk to continue the slaughter.

The ancient Egyptian goddess Sekhmet is known as the Eye of Ra. She is the power that protects the good and annihilates the wicked. Sekhmet is the wrathful form of Hathor (goddess of joy, music, dance, sexual love, pregnancy and birth). With leonine head, female human body and the strength of her father, she is the noontime sun --- intense blinding heat.

In Tibet she is known as Senge Dong-ma, lion-headed dakini, "Guardian of the Secret Tantric Teachings". She is called Simhavaktra, in India where she also has a male reflection in the lion-headed incarnation of Vishnu, Narasimha. Pure shakti, she is doubtless a close relative to lion-mounted Durga, "Keeper of the Flame". Indeed, another Egyptian title for Sekhmet is Nesert, the flame. In the ancient Near East she was called Anat, Ashtoreth and Astarte. 

www.tattooheaven.com/Sekhmet.html

She was associated with the goddesses given the title "Eye of Ra". According to myth, Ra became angry because mankind was not following his laws and preserving Ma'at (justice or balance). He decided to punish mankind by sending an aspect of his daughter, the "Eye of Ra". He plucked Hathor from Ureas on his brow, and sent her to earth in the form of a lion. She became Sekhmet, the "Eye of Ra" and began her rampage. The fields ran with human blood.

Sekhmet's main cult centre was in Memphis (Men Nefer) where she was worshipped as "the destroyer" alongside her consort Ptah (the creator) and Nefertum (the healer).

www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/Sekhmet.html


Sekhmet from the temple of Mut at Luxor, granite, 1403–1365 BC, in the National Museum, Copenhagen

The warrior goddess Sekhmet, shown with her sun disk and cobra crown.

Tantric painting of a Yogini with sun and moon on her forehead, perhaps indicative of the unification of the male and female principles; two small lingams are complemented by two small vulvas in her hands.
Her larger vulva is complemented by the upright lingamencircled by the coiled snake of kundalini symbolism, which in turn is balanced by the feminine lunar crescent.
Gouache on paper, Rajasthan, 19th century.
 So, what is lingam?

The Lingam (also, Linga, Ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit लिङ्गं liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark" or "sign") is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship intemples.[1] The Lingam has also been considered a symbol of male creative energy or of the phallus.[2][3] The lingam is often represented with the Yoni, a symbol of the goddess or of Shakti, female creative energy.[

Linga (symbol of god Shiva) in the Meenakshi temple of Madurai

A 10th century four-headed stone Lingam from Nepal

A Shiva lingam shaded by the seven-headed Naga-serpent, in the temple of the Nayak chiefs at Lepaskshi. Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh State.

One more example of modern lingam puja: A pilgrim has come to the natural cave at Armakantak
to pay his respects to a Shiva lingam. 
Madhya-Pradesh.

Another example of modern lingam puja: Pilgrims venerate a Shiva lingam at the temple of Mahakala at Uijain. Madhya-Pradesh.

A fine example of a lingam with the face of Shiva.
Stone carving, 19th century, Bengal.

Standard representation of the bisexual aspect of Shiva as Adhanari.
Woodcut, 19th century.


Another fine example of the Goddess is depicted:
Here she squats with her vulva prominent during a menstrual ritual,
the menstrual blood, as rajas, is flowing out,
probably as iconic of an actual part of the celebration.
It is known that this specifically female form of energy
was worshipped by certain Tantric sects and imbibed.
Wood carving, province unknown, 9th century.

A cowrie shell,
the natural type of the vulva,
and symbolic of the Yoni.
Found object, Madras.

An example of Maithuna:
The couple are depicted in a state of ecstatic union,
representative of the marriage of Shiva and Shakti.
Stone carving from a temple at Khajuraho,
11th century
.

Let's look at Kandariya Mahadev sculptures


Khajuraho (Malayalam,Teluguఖజురహో,Hindiखजुराहो) is a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi, the capital city of India.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India.
The name Khajuraho, ancient "Kharjuravahaka", is derived from the Sanskrit wordkharjur meaning date palm.
 




                              


Let's make connection with Osiris.
But Set went hunting that night and found the box. Enraged, Set chopped Osiris's body into fourteen pieces and scattered them all over Egypt to ensure that Isis could never find Osiris again for a proper burial.[9][10] Isis and her sister Nephthys went looking for these pieces, but could only find thirteen of the fourteen. Fish had swallowed the last piece, his phallus, so Isis made him a new one with magic, putting his body back together after which they conceived Horus
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis


So, we have a problem here. Osiris was cut in 14 pieces?

I look at other resource that Wikipedia. Well, Osiris was cut in 15 pieces. For example, David Icke mentioned 15. I have also found 15 in non English websites.

And the story of Osiris is that he was cut into 14 pieces and thrown into the river Nile, and Isis found the pieces and put them back together again. And she could not find the 15th piece -- which happened to be the phallus -- so a gold phallus was made.
(from David Icke video)
www.whale.to/c/isis.html
If 15 pieces was correct then we, perhaps, may find a missing piece.
The phallic bird was used in Ancient Greece for fertility rituals, and dionisiac processions where participants carried phallic poles. The unveiling of the phallus constituted an important rite of Dionysiac celebrations. The phallus was a popular symbol of fertility. Phallic imagery in public monuments and in ordinary domestic and commercial plaques can be found at different times and places throughout the Greek world. Phallic icons were often placed outside houses,in doorways, walls, boundaries, graves, etc. It was often used as a symbol of protection and warding off evil. The phallus not only decorated and protected houses but also individuals. Amulets of bronze, brass, coral, bone or gold in the shape of a phallus were often worn as rings or pendants by both children and adults to ward off evil. Phallic artifacts includes amulets, lamps, votives, figurines, boundary markers, ornaments, tintinnabula and pottery. Made from cultured marble, measures 5"H. G-021S1-132

www.talariaenterprises.com/pr...e_mstatue.html

Winged Phallic Symbol Statue
Dionysus Temple, Delos Island, Greece, 300 B.C.


So, we have India, Egypt, and West where the phallus was worshiped. But they told us about ....... enlightenment. 
    I can't insert Lenon Honor videos  both the devolution of sacred female and devolution of men. 

The devolution of the sacred feminine part 2

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