The Serpentine Rainbow Goddess and
Encircled all around the
Central Mountain and the four subsidiary peaks of the Navajo
we have the Rainbow Goddess, here figured as a snake. This Rainbow Snake
that encircles the whole Earth is indeed the Circular Ocean. It is sometimes
made double as all things are dual. The earth-encircling ocean has its
double (or microcosmic replica) in the River Oceanus that encircled Atlantis,
as well as its many counterparts all over the world.
The great circle of the Ocean
is represented as a giant snake (the Ouroboros). It opens towards the Orient,
in an obvious reference to the Gates of Paradise, which lies towards that
conventional direction. The Circular Ocean is also shown explicitly in
the Hindu mandalas of Fig. 3, one of which is the famous Shri Yantra, in
a stylized rendering. The lotus on top the Holy Mountain of the Hindu mandala
of Fig. 3 is indeed the Golden Lotus whose esoteric meaning we examine
elsewhere in detail. The Golden Lotus is indeed the "atomic mushroom" of
the giant volcanic explosion that destroyed the site of Paradise and ultimately
caused its sinking away. This "lotus" is the Pillar of Fire and Smoke that
guided the Israelites on their flight from the site of Sinai, precisely
the same mountain that the Hindus call Meru and the Greeks called Mt. Atlas.
The Circular Ocean is, in
reality, the same as the River Oceanus that encircled Atlantis, according
to the description of Plato and others. This circular river (or canal,
rather) is a classical feature of the traditional descriptions of the Hindu
Dvipas (Paradises). It was, just as in Greece, also the circular river
of Hades which the Greeks equated with the Styx and the Hindus with the
infernal Vaitarani, for sunken Atlantis veritably turned from Paradise
Mt. Meru and the Whirling Mountain
Anyone familiar with Hindu
mythology will immediately recognize that the above Four Colors Red, White, Yellow, Black are those of the Hindu
varnas (or "castes"). And, in fact, these four colors represent the Four Races of Mankind, which originated in Paradise, at least, according to tradition. The arrangement of the Central
(or Whirling) Mountain surrounded by four subsidiary peaks in the Navajo
sandpainted mandalas also corresponds to that of Mt. Meru, flanked by its
Four Guardians and their corresponding four subsidiary mountain peaks.
In India, as with the Navajos, the Four Guardians are also represented
as either gods (Lokapalas), mountains, snakes (Nagas) or birds (Garudas),
which are frequent animal shapes assumed by them.
Moreover, each of the Four
Hindu Guardians is also associated with a heraldic colour, in exact correspondence
to the Navajo ones: White, Yellow, Black and Red. Red is the color of death
and bloodshed, representing the warrior caste. This is symbolically equivalent
to purple or blue, the color associated with death by asphyxia (drowning,
hanging, etc.). This "death" is the drowning of Atlantis-Paradise turned into Hades, into the Realm of the Dead, by the cataclysm.
The other three colors also
correspond to the other three castes of Vedic India. So it is visible that
the Hindu tradition somehow passed into the Americas, where it was universally
utilized. As can be seen in Fig. 3, the four sides of Mt. Meru are also
similarly colored with the Four Varnas. The Four Subsidiary Centers (or
Guardians) are sometimes represented by the Four Trees shown in Fig. 2
or by buffaloes (not shown) or, yet by Winds, Suns, Moons, Bats (Vampires),
Thunderbolts, as well as by Coiled or by Standing Serpents resembling zigzag
lightning and ball lightning.
The Central Mountain is sometimes
shown as a sort of rosacea (or four-leafed clover), with each leaf of one
of the above four colors. This rosacea shape of the Holy Mountain is also
frequent in India, where it was often identified to the Lotus or Rose,
another allegory of Creation. More exactly, the Lotus allegorizes, as we
just said, the "atomic mushroom" of the colossal explosion of Mt. Atlas,
the one that destroyed Paradise. It was this explosion that drove the survivors
out, and triggered the process of Creation everywhere, in a worldwide scale.
The rosacea of the Navajos
(and other related forms) really represents a pyramid of four sides terminated
by a round base. This is an exact replica of Mt. Meru of the Hindus, which
is the true archetype of all such four-sided pyramids or mountains from
all over the world. Mt. Meru is also the Polar (or Whirling) Mountain,
turning at the Center and supporting the skies, just as is the case with
Mt. Atlas, the Pillar of the Skies, in Greek myths.
In other words, what the
Whirling Mountain of the Navajo Indians indeed represents is Mt. Atlas,
the Pillar of the World. And this "pillar", the Pillar of Heaven, is, as
we just said, the same as the Pillar of Fire and Smoke topping Mt. Sinai
during the Exodus. Mt. Atlas is just the name given by the Greeks to Mt.
Meru, the Holy Mountain of Vedic Traditions. It was from this hymnary and
the associated Hindu myths that the Greeks copied their traditions on Atlantis,
already old in India and Indonesia when the Greek nation not even existed
The Greeks translated as "Atlas" the
Hindu name of Atalas, another name of Mt. Meru, the Mountain of Paradise. This Sanskrit word means something like "sunken down", and was rendered it into the Greek language as Atlas, a word they likewise derived from
a-tla, meaning "the one that did not (a)
bear out (tla)", which is approximately the same etym. As is clear, the Greeks copied their myths on Atlas and Atlantis from the Hindu/Indonesian ones, which are not only far older, but indeed conformal to the local geography and factual traditions.
So, the coincidence
is not only of the actual traditions, but also of the very names between
Greek myths and Hindu ones. And the region where the terrible event indeed
took place was Indonesia, the true site of the former Hindu Paradise (Atala)
turned Hell. What else can we conclude but that the tradition of Atlantis indeed derives from the Indies and that it is there that we must search Atlantis-Eden and
the origin of Mankind and Civilization?