The Whirling Mountain of the Navajos 2. Atlantis

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    This happens even today, when the local volcanoes, including the Krakatoa itself, erupt explosively, spewing out cinders and volcanic bombs composed of pumice-stone which forms enormous banks that hamper navigation in the local seas. From the magnitude of the banks of pumice formed by such relatively minor eruptions, we can imagine the huge size of the colossal explosion that razed Paradisial Atlantis.

    The Hindu Archetypes

    The magical rainbow that carries the Twins across the skies relates to motifs such as the Flying Carpets of Arab legends and the Rainbow Bridges that access Paradise in Germanic mythology. More exactly, they correspond to the Rainbow Nagas of Angkor, which serve a similar purpose or, yet, the well-known Vimanas (or Flying Chariots) of the Hindus. One such is Pushpaka, the giant airship that transported Rama and his immense armies on their way back from Lanka, the Paradise they had conquered and destroyed in Indonesia. Lanka is the true archetype of Atlantis, and it is interesting to find in that war the War of Atlantis the super-weapons such as Pushpaka and others such mentioned in the beautiful Hindu saga, the Ramayana.

    Pushpaka was the size of a full city, and was covered with many palaces gardens and fountains, all fully bedecked with precious metals and gemstones of many colors. Like its Amerindian counterparts, Pushpaka left a track on the skies with resembled a rainbow or a meteor s track. True or fictional, such flying chariots called vimanas or vahanas in Sanskrit permeate Hindu Holy Books such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and have clearly inspired the other similar traditions like those of the Celts, the Germans, the Indonesians and the Navajos.


    The Meaning of the Fallen Angels

    The idea of the Twins falling from the skies like twin thunderbolts also derives from Hindu traditions. The thunderbolt is really the vajra, and represents a falling star or, more exactly, a meteoritic fall. We encounter, as we already said, the same motif in the Bible, where both Christ and Lucifer "fall from the skies like lightning". In Indonesian traditions, illustrated in stone in the majestic portals of Borobudur, it is the Celestial Nagas that do so, and that serve as the magic rainbow bridge that links heaven and earth. In Vedic India, it is the decapitated head of Dadhyanch (or Angiras) that falls from the skies thus.

    Dadhyanch is the archetype of the Fallen Angels (Angiras = Angelos = "Angel") and their many aliases we encounter in all mythologies. In Celtic mythology or, more exactly, in the Arthurian Cycle we find this skull, which becomes the vajra, as the emerald that fell off Lucifer s crown during his Fall. And, as we showed, the avatars of Vishnu are really allegories of such "star-falls"(ava-taras). Indeed, the fall of Lucifer and even the descent of Christ down to earth is described, in the Bible, as "similar to the fall of a thunderbolt", an image obviously gotten from the Hindu archetypes just mentioned.

    This falling skull is the vajra. When it falls down into the ocean, it forms the First Land, the same as the Primordial Hill that rises out of the abyss in Egyptian traditions. It is also the holy Mountain (Meru) at the Center of the World, the one variously called by names such as Golgotha, Calvary, Kailasha, Qaf, Alborj, Bereshaiti, and others such that mean something like "Skull Mountain". In Judeo-Christian traditions, it is the skull of Adam that falls from the skies thus, and that becomes Mt. Calvary (or Golgotha = "Skull"), as we explain further below.

    This type of myth is also allegorized as the Fall of the Sun or that of his Son (Phaeton, Apollo, Lucifer, etc.). The events hidden under such allegories are the periodic giant meteoritic falls that destroy the world, just as they did in the dinosaurs or lifted off the Moon from the Earth. Conversely, they also allegorize the huge volcanic bombs thrown from under the earth into the skies by the giant volcanic explosions such as that of Mt. Atlas, the very one which destroyed Paradise.

    In the Navajo legend we have the twin Sons of the Sun falling down from Heaven just as we had the fall of Phaeton (son of Helios) in Greece, or that of Solar Varuna in India. But, if we look closer, such falls are always dual and often consist of the fall of the Celestial (or Solar) Twin and of the ascension of his chthonic dual into Heaven.

    The Twins of the Navajos are armed with the thunderbolt (likewise dual), just as are Zeus and Poseidon (the Thunderbolt and the Trident) or Indra and Shiva (idem). The gods and heroes of the Navajos, Pueblos and Apaches are called Kachina. This word seems to be related to the Dravidian Kattiyam = "clever", "dexterous", "heroic", which implies the idea of a Hero, that is, of the male engenderer (Skt. gandha).

    In other words, the Kachina are the Fallen Angels or Celestial Messengers (= Peyote) who taught the humans all arts and skills and freed the world from the monsters.





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