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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Greek mythology, Buddhism, Hindu, Islam, and Electric Universe- Plasma Weapon theory

Edited, May 11, 2012


Zeus is armed with thunder and lightning, and the shaking of his aegis produces storm and tempest (Il. xvii. 593) : a number of epithets of Zeus in the Homeric poems describe him as the thunderer, the gatherer of clouds, and the like.
http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Zeus.html
ZEUS
ca 470 - 460 BC
Zeus aims his lightning bolt at a giant (not shown). An eagle sits perched on his other hand.

Jupiter of Smyrna






The Vajra
The Sanskrit term "vajra" denoted the thunderbolt, a legendary weapon and divine attribute that was made from an adamantine, or indestructible, substance and which could therefore pierce and penetrate any obstacle or obfuscation. It is the weapon of choice of Indra, the King of the Devas in Hinduism. As a secondary meaning, "vajra" refers to this indestructible substance, and so is sometimes translated as "adamantine" or "diamond". So the Vajrayana is sometimes rendered in English as "The Adamantine Vehicle" or "The Diamond Vehicle".
A vajra is also a scepter-like ritual object (Tibetan: རྡོ་རྗེ་ dorje), which has a sphere (and sometimes a gankyil) at its centre, and a variable number of spokes, 3, 5 or 9 at each end (depending on the sadhana), enfolding either end of the rod. The vajra is often traditionally employed in tantric rituals in combination with the bell or ghanta; symbolically, the vajra may represent method as well as great bliss and the bell stands for wisdom, specifically the wisdom realizing emptiness or lack of inherent existence.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajrayana
Another explanation of vajra.
Since a "vajra" is a diamond, this term means "The Diamond Way.
http://uwacadweb.uwyo.edu/religionet...m/bglossry.htm
We have omphalos stone in Greek mythology.

ORESTES AT DELPHI
Date: ca 350 - 340 BC
SUMMARY
Orestes seeks refuge from the avenging Furies (Erinyes) of his mother Klytaimnestra at the shrine of Delphi. He grasps hold of the omphalos stone beneath the sacred tripod as a suppliant of the god. Apollo receives him, and turns to face one of the pursuing Erinyes. He is wreathed in laurel, and holds a laurel branch staff. On the other side stands Athene, Orestes' patron-goddess, who has guided him to the altar. She wears a helm and her gorgon-headed aigis cloak. Above her is the ghost of Klytaimnestra, who drives the Erinyes against her son to avenge the crime of matricide. The two Erinyes are depicted as huntresses, wearing short-skirts and hunting boots. Their arms and hair are wreathed with poisonous serpents. One of the pair is winged.

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.
And OMphalos.

So, Goddess Kali is called KALI MA. In Islam KALIMAH means that there is no God but Allah. Is it a coincidence of perhaps not.

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.

So, if Islam KALIMAH means that there is no God but Allah.Do we have KALI Yoni? 

At Mecca the Goddess was Shaybah or Sheba, the Old Woman, worshipped as a black aniconic stone like the Godess 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.
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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

Let’s look at more connections.


The noun form venus means "love" and "sexual desire" in Latin and has connections to venerari (to honour, to try to please) andvenia (grace, favour) through a possible common root in an Indo-European *wenes-, comparable to Sanskrit vanas- "lust, desire".
Venus' name might embody the function of honors and gifts to the divine when seeking their favors: such acts can be interpreted as the enticement, seduction or charm of gods by mortals. The ambivalence of this function is suggested in the etymological relationship of the root *venes- with Latin venenum (poison, venom), in the sense of "a charm, magic philtre".
http://www.enotes.com/topic/Venus_(mythology)
VENUS GODDESS OF PROSTITUTION
 Pindar, Eulogies Fragment 122 (trans. Sandys) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.) :
"Guest-loving girls [courtesans and prostitutes]! Servants of Peitho (Suasion) in wealthy Korinthos! Ye that burn the golden tears of fresh frankincense, full often soaring upward in your souls unto Aphrodite."

 Strabo, Geography 8. 6. 20 (trans. Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"The temple of Aphrodite [in Korinthos (Corinth)] was so rich that it owned more than a thousand temple slaves, prostitutes, whom both men and women had dedicated to the goddess. And therefore it was also on account of these women that the city was crowded with people."

 Strabo, Geography 12. 4. 36 :
"[In] Korinthos (Corinth), there, on account of the multitude of prostitutes, who were sacred to Aphrodite, outsiders resorted in great numbers and kept holiday."

 Ovid, Metamorphoses 10. 220 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"The obscene Propoetides [of Kypros] had dared to deny Venus' [Aphrodite's] divinity. For that the goddess’ rage, it’s said, made them the first strumpets to prostitute their bodies' charms."
 http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/AphroditeGoddess.html
philtre means potion
The Love Potion, Evelyn de Morgan


Interestingly enough goddess Venus is called Venus Kallipygos.
The Venus Kallipygos or Aphrodite Kallipygos, also known as the Callipygian Venus, all literally meaning "Venus (or Aphrodite) of the beautiful buttocks"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Kallipygos
 We can also find Kali Limni in Greece.



 Kali is also known as Kalikamata ("black earth-mother") and Kalaratri ("black night").

The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death, Shiva. Kali means "the black one". Since Shiva is called Kāla—the eternal time—Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in time has come).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali



 Statue from Dakshineswar Kali Temple, West Bengal, India; along with her Yantra.

 Goddess Diana

 The Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland

Tindari Madonna Bruna: restoration work in the 1990s found a medieval statue with later additions. Nigra sum sed formosa, meaning "I am black but beautiful" (from the Song of Songs, 1:5), is inscribed round a newer base.

Let’s look at Olympus and Mount Kailash.

According to the Homeric account Zeus, like the other Olympian gods, dwelt on Mount Olympus in Thessaly, which was believed to penetrate with its lofty summit into heaven itself (Il. i. 221, &c., 354, 609, xxi. 438). He is called the father of gods and men (i. 514, v. 33; comp. Aeschyl. Sept. 512), the most high and powerful among the immortals, whom all others obey (Il. xix. 258, viii. 10, &c.). He is the highest ruler, who with his counsel manages every thing (i. 175, viii. 22), the founder of kingly power, of law and of order, whence Dice, Themis and Nemesis are his assistants (i. 238, ii. 205, ix. 99, xvi. 387; comp. Hes. Op. et D. 36 ; Callim.Hymn. in Jov. 79). http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Zeus.html
Hinduism
Hindus regard Mount Kailash as the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru - the spiritual center of the Universe. It is a World Pillar, its roots in the lowest hell and its top kissing the heavens. On the summit sits Lord Shiva sits in a state of perpetual meditation with his consort Parvati. Below, Manasarovar floats in the shadow of holy Kailash as the lake formed in the mind of God.
Some traditions also aver that the mountain is Shiva’s lingam and Lake Manasarovar below is the yoni of his consort Parvati.
http://buddhistsymbols.info/kailash/
Shiva and Parvati On Mount Meru

Buddhism

Mount Kailash is known in Tibetan as Kang Rimpoche (meaning “Precious One of Glacial Snow”), or by its aboriginal name Ti-Se.

The Tantric Buddhists believe that Kailash is the home of the Buddha Demchog(Chakrasamvara in Sanskrit, whose name is in fact, an epithet of Shiva) who represents supreme bliss, and his consort Dorje Phamo. The two symbolize compassion and wisdom, making Kailash and Manasarovar the perfect complement: father and mother of the Earth. Dorje Phamo is usually associated with a small peak next to Kailash called Tijung.
http://buddhistsymbols.info/kailash/
Chakrasamvara Yab-Yum With Dorje Phamo


According to one of legends, the Buddha emanated the mandala palace on the top of Mount Kailash and adopted this archetype deity form of Chakrasamvara to teach the knowledge of tantrato Shiva and Parvati.
http://buddhistsymbols.info/kailash/
Let's look at thunderbolt  and vajra again.

Zeus/Jupiter
Date: ca 480 BC
Zeus stands holding a lightning bolt in one hand and a royal scepter in the other


Another highly significant symbol for the masculine force and the phallus is a symmetrical ritual object called the vajra. As the divine virility is pure and unshakable, the vajra is described as a “diamond” or “jewel”. As a “thunderbolt” it is one of the lightning symbols. Everything masculine is termed vajra. It is thus no surprise that the male seed is also known as vajra. The Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit word is dorje, which also has additional meanings, all of which are naturally associated with the masculine half of the universe. The Tibetans term the translucent colors of the sky and firmament dorje. Even in pre-Buddhist times the peoples of the Himalayas worshipped the vault of the heavens as their divine Father.
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/so.../Part-1-02.htm

Vajra and Gantha (bell)

 Baal with thunderbolt. Limestone stele, 15th-13th century BC. Found at the acropolis in Ras Shamra (ancient city of Ugarit).





Mithraic Kronos

I read MYSTERIES OF THE COSMIC THUNDERBOLT and I am not impressed at all. It doesn’t mean that it may not contain some truth but there are conclusions that are too far-fetched and are not supported by a solid evidence. Let's look at a few of conclusions in The Mysteries of The Cosmic Thunderbolt.

# 1
Caduceus. Lightning manifests as entwined serpents, ribbons, or laments whirling upward along a central axis or column. Two entwined laments signify the lightning-form taken by cosmic twins.
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/electric_universe/thunderboltgods03.htm
 The "libation vase of Gudea", dedicated to Ningishzida (21st century BC. The caduceus is interpreted as depicting the god himself.

HERMES was the great Olympian God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology. He was also the personal agent and herald of Zeus, the king of the gods. Hermes was depicted as either a handsome and athletic, beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. His attributes included the herald's wand or kerykeion (Latin caduceus), winged boots, and sometimes a winged travelers cap and chlamys cloak.
http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Hermes.html

HERMES
Date: ca 500 - 450 BC
Hermes, messenger of the gods, flies on winged boots. He holds his kerykeion or herald's wand in hand, and wears a petasos (traveller's cap) and chlamys (cloak).

HERMES & ARGOS PANOPTES
Date: ca 470 - 460 BC
Argos Panoptes guards the heifer-shaped maiden Io. His body is covered in eyes, he wears an animal skin cape and wields a sword. To his right the god Hermes prepares to draw his sword to attack. Zeus and Hera observe the scene from the left.
It doesn't look like thunderbolt or entwined serpents. 

Caduceus can be found on
Mithraic Kronos image.  We can also see hammer, caduceus and thunderbolt.
 Mithraic Kronos
# 2
Numerous authorities including Jacob Grimm assures us that the hammer of Thor means the "crushing thunderbolt." Grimm also compares the Teutonic Mjölnir with Slavic molnija, "lightning."
#3
Of course, mythologists will not normally think of the sword of Perseus, or the club of Heracles—much less the healing "staff" of Hermes—as symbols of the cosmic "thunderbolt." World mythology presents such figures by the thousands, and in virtually all of these instances the original identity of the magical weapon has slipped into the background.
PERSEUS was one of the most celebrated of the Greek heroes. His story was as follows:--Perseus' mother Danae was locked in a bronze chamber by her father Akrisios, where she was impregnated by Zeus in the form of a golden shower. Akrisios put both mother and child in a chest and set them adrift in the sea, but they washed safely ashore on the island of Seriphos. Later when Perseus was grown, King Polydektes, command he bring back the head of Medousa. With the help of the gods, Perseus first obtained an invisible helm, magical sword, and winged sandals. He then stole the single eye of the Graiai, three ancient hags, who told him where to find the Gorgons. 
http://www.theoi.com/Heros/Perseus.html
Magical sword doesn’t not necessarily mean “thunderbolt”. 

PERSEUS & ANDROMEDA
Period: Imperial Roman
Perseus releases Andromeda from her chains on the rock. The hero has winged ankles, short sword and the Gorgon (Medusa's head) strapped to his thigh.
The Sea Monster may be the blue object behind the rock.

PERSEUS & MEDUSA
Date: ca 510 BC
Perseus, wearing the winged cap and boots of Hermes, chases after the Gorgon Medusa with sword drawn. The Gorgon is depicted as a winged woman with talonned hands, a broad round face, wide mouth, protruding tongue and staring eyes.

#4

Heracles’ own relationship to the thunderbolt may not be obvious, but neither was it forgotten.
LOL! I have looked at archaic artifacts of THE TWELVE LABORS OF HERACLES and THE MINOR LABORS OF HERACLES and I couldn’t see “thunderbolt”.
Heracles delivers the Erymanthian boar to Eurystheus who cowers inside a buried pithos vase. Athene observes the scene. ca 510 BC
 Heracles battles the three-bodied giant Geryon. The hero wears his usual lion-skin cape and brandishes a sword. At his feet lies Eurytion, the fallen herdsman of Geryon. The giant himself is drawn as three men standing side by side, each armed with a shield, helm and spear. The foremost shield is emblazoned with a Gorgon, the face of Geryons' own grandmother Medusa. ca 550 - 540 BC
#5
Typically, the Greek images depict either the lotus-form or its evolution into horns or wings in bi-polar pairs—much like many rock art images associated with the hour-glass form (the “squatter man,” etc.). Greek examples of the thunderbolts are dominated by patterns of bi-polarity, often with perfect symmetry.

Temple in Dendera
The female counterpart to the vajra is the lotus blossom (padma) or the bell (gantha). Accordingly, both padma and gantha represent the vagina (yoni). It may come as a surprise to most Europeans how much reverence the yoni is accorded in Tantrism. It is glorified as the “seat of great pleasure” (Bhattacharyya, 1982, p. 228). In “the lap of the diamond woman” the yogi finds a “location of security, of peace and calm and, at the same time, of the greatest happiness” (Gäng, 1988, p. 89). “Buddhahood resides in the female sex organs”, we are instructed by another text (Stevens, 1990, p. 65). Gedün Chöpel has given us an enthusiastic hymn to the pudenda: “It is raised up like the back of a turtle and has a mouth-door closed in by flesh. ... See this smiling thing with the brilliance of the fluids of passion. It is not a flower with a thousand petals nor a hundred; it is a mound endowed with the sweetness of the fluid of passion. The refined essence of the juices of the meeting of the play of the white and red [fluids of male and female], the taste of self-arisen honey is in it.” (Chöpel, 1992, p. 62). No wonder, with such hymns of praise, that a regular sacred service in honor of the vagina emerged. This accorded the goddess great material and spiritual advantages. “Aho!”, we hear her call in the Cakrasamvara Tantra, “I will bestow supreme success on one who ritually worships my lotus [vagina], bearer of all bliss” (Shaw, 1994, p. 155).
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/dalai_lama/Part-1-02.htm

#6
In the course of our analysis we intend to show that the essence of the divine thunderbolt was etheric—it was wind, water, and fire. It was a whirlwind or tornado, a whirling flame, a devastating flood, even a comet. If it was also a celestial serpent or winged monster, that was because the plasma discharge formations appearing above the ancient witnesses readily inspired such fabulous interpretations.
I thought about William Blake painting as well as harpies.


The Harpies were the spirits of sudden, sharp gusts of wind. They were known as the hounds of Zeus and were despatched by the god to snatch away (harpazô) people and things from the earth. Sudden, mysterious dissappearances were often attributed to the Harpyiai. The Harpies were once sent by Zeus to plague King Phineus of Thrake as punishment for revealing the secrets of the gods.

Homer mentions one Harpy called Podarge (Swiftfoot). Hesiod mentions two, Aello and Okypete (Stormswift and Swiftwing).

In Greek mythology, a harpy ("snatcher", from Latin: harpeia, originating in Greek:ἅρπυια, harpūia) was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches" as it comes from the ancient Greek word harpazein (ἁρπάζειν), which means "to snatch".
A harpy was the mother by the West Wind Zephyros of the horses of Achilles. In this context Jane Ellen Harrison adduced the notion in Virgil's Georgics (iii.274) that mares became gravid by the wind alone, marvelous to say.
Hesiod calls them two "lovely-haired" creatures, and pottery art depicting the harpies featured beautiful women with wings. Harpies as ugly winged bird-women, e.g.in Aeschylus' The Eumenides (line 50) are a late development, due to a confusion with the Sirens. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness.
http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Harpyiai.html

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