It is also is the equivalent of the Cosmogonic Hierogamy,
according to him.
Once again we have a connection between
the Christian Mysteries of the Passion of Christ, the Cross, the Mass, and
Communion, with the Hindu and the Vedic rituals and mysteries. Except that
they were, this time, intermediated by the Gnostic sects of the Jews
such as the Peirates and the Essenes and, not impossibly, by proto-Christian Gnostic Egyptian and Syrian sects such as the Therapeutes, the Ophites and the Sabeans.
What is more, the Passion of Christ
is here interpreted in Cosmic terms, as that of the Cosmocrator, having to do with the Flood and the Conflagration that periodically destroy the World. The Cosmic Christ of the Gnostics is obviously fashioned after the Vedic model of Purusha and Pushan. The ritual communion of the Trantric ritual just described is indeed a commemoration of the death and consumption of Atlantis in the Primordial Sacrifice. It is also the archetype of the Christian Communion, the consumption of the Eucharist, as we explain in detail in our section on the origin of the Christian Sacraments.
The Ritual Mating of the King and
Already in Vedic times the Gnostic doctrines
were wrapped in mystery and Occult symbolism. The priest and the whore
secretly mating inside the Vedic altar already signals this need of
secrecy. The sophisticate symbolism of the
ashvamedha and of the
hymns of the
Rig Veda are also allegories of the same ritual mysteries
that date from Vedic times.
But this Vedic ritual was already archaic in ancient India. The
Sankhyayana Shrauta Sutra (17:6:2), an ancient philosophical treatise on Vedic doctrines (Sankhya), states about the ritual
maithuna that "it is an ancient ritual, already fallen
in disuse". The
(11:6:2-10) identifies the
maithuna to the
agnihotra, the sacrifice in honor of Agni, the Hindu Fire-god.
This oblation consists of throwing butter
balls into the fire. The butter represents the fat victims which were formerly
used. The sacrifice is performed at dawn and sunset (sandhya), the
two crepuscles of the Sun. Agni represents far more than Fire. He is identified
with the Sun and, more exactly, with the Fallen Sun that inflames the earth
at the world s end.
In real terms, Agni symbolizes, in this
one of his seven forms, the conflagration that destroys the world at Doom
and which consists in volcanic paroxysms of global scale. The giant explosions
rip the earth s crust, causing magmatic effusions and throwing out volcanic
bombs (debris) the size of entire mountains. These are equated to the
the Celestial Fire of Doom that destroys the world when the eras end. One
of the forms of Agni is Angiras, a name that means both "anointed one"
(ang) or "fiery one" (agni). Angiras is a manifestation of
vajra. Angiras is the same as Dadhyanch or Dadhikra, one of
the many names of the Hindu Flying Horse, also called Vena or Tarkshya.
The Fiery Mare and the Fire of Doomsday
Angiras is the archetype of the Anointed One, the precursor
of the Messiah or Christ ("anointed one"). He is the personage symbolized
by the butter balls of the Agnihotra sacrifice. In other words, the idea
of "anointing" the Messiah (that is, "the Anointed One") implies that he is the victim destined for the fiery ordeal of the end of the world.
Angiras (or Dadhyanch = "sprinkler of curds")
is also connected with Indra and the theft of Soma. He disclosed the secret
of Soma to the Ashvins and was decapitated by Indra. The Ashvins the
Celestial physicians replaced the head of Angiras with a horse s one
and healed him. However, his decapitated head falls down to earth as the
vajra, and became the Fiery Mare (or Vadavamukha), kept at the bottom
of the Ocean.
There it stays in a precarious equilibrium,
its fire consumed by water in a continuous manner. But it threatens to
destroy the world at all times, as the equilibrium is unstable and can
be disrupted by the slightest disturbance. Strange as this myth might appear
at first sight, it seems to correspond exactly to what modern Science has
The Vadavamukha apparently consists of
the Mid-Oceanic Rift that cleaves the bottom of all oceans. This giant
chasm as we discuss in detail elsewhere corresponds to the boundaries
of the Tectonic Plates that form earth s crust. Magma continually pours
from it in a huge scale. But it cooled by the cold bottom water, and solidifies
forming the continuously growing Tectonic Plates.
There can be little doubt that the ancients
knew both the shape and the mechanism of the Mid-Oceanic Rift. And the
only point open to critic is whether they knew of it by means of an advanced
science like ours or if they learnt about it from direct experience when
it became haywire and destroyed the world in a terrible Conflagration.
The Reality of the Universal Flood
The titanic earthquakes that resulted from
the explosions also caused enormous tsunamis which are recorded in myths
as the Flood.