|The Horse Sacrifice (Atlantis in the Indies) 3. Atlantis
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Most often, the seven or ten races are figured by the Patriarchs, the Seven
Rishis (Sages) and the Ten Prajapatis, (Progenitors), which some identify
As we said above, the perfect control required
sadhakas (adepts) in the
maithuna (ritual sex act)
has extremely ancient roots. It has to do, as we saw, with the Fall of
Adam and the Original Sin. This consisted exactly in the fact that Adam
was tempted by Eve and fell, seduced by her charms. The feminine guiles
also lost Shiva and Brahma and many other gods and ascetes (rishis).
One of the greatest feats of Buddha consisted
in resisting the tempting of the devil Mara, who assumed the shape of a
beautiful girl in order to seduce the virtuous Bodhishattva. This scene
figures centrally in the myth of Buddha. It was adapted nearly verbatim
by the Evangelists in their description of the temptation of Christ by
the Devil. Indeed, the idea somehow passed into the Medieval legends of
the virtuous friars and saints being tempted by the Devil in the shape
of a beautiful, innocent-looking little girl, the most dangerous form that
the Prince of Darkness can assume.
The Egyptian Goldilocks
In Egypt too, one of the most dangerous
shape of evil devils was that of an innocent little girl with curly blonde
hair. She would appear to gods or ascetes, in an attempt to seduce them.
This seductive little girl became the archetype of other charming heroines
such as Goldilocks, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow-White,
and so on. This temptress figures centrally in the famous Egyptian
Tale of the
Two Brothers, where she seduces and loses both brothers with her guiles.
Indeed, the ancient myths and beliefs teem
with accounts of dreaded nymphs and other charmers who would appear in
secluded places and seduce passers by. These charmers would normally be
lamias, who would castrate and kill the male after his seduction. Secluded
places, particularly in wooded regions or near water springs were, hence,
considered to be very dangerous spots which were haunted by such fearful apparitions.
Again, the origin of these weird traditions
is India. Similar beliefs attribute there the danger to
apsaras (water nymphs),
and a host of other such dangerous little charmers. These nymphs are generally
yakshas or genii) and are the guardians
of trees and water-supplies. They are the archetypes of the nymphs, dryads,
hamadryads, lamias and other such female sprites and fairies of the Greco-Roman
Maya, the Mother of Illusion
Indeed, the female avatar of the deity
is considered the potent one, and is hence called
"yoni"). This is the shape assumed by the god in order to seduce and damn
his opponents. This power of illusion (mayâ) is the attribute
of gods such as Vishnu and Maya. Somehow, the idea passed into the Celto-German
world, and was the apanage of Lug, the cunning enemy of the other gods.
Mayâ is Illusion herself. She in
the personification of feminine powers of seduction and deceit. She is
also called Shakti a word demoting not only "force", "might", but also
the power of creating reality itself.
Shakti also designates the
yoni, the female organ of creation. The Shakti is Eve in the character
of the Eternal Feminine the other side of Creation, the "left-handed" one. May (feminine) is the female form (or avatar) of Maya (masculine), the Great architect of Lanka, the city that was the true archetype of Atlantis.
Women are feared by the males, who are
unable to understand the irrationality of feminine logic. Moreover, despite
the apparent superiority, males are easily dominated by women and are wholly
unable to resist them. This irresistibility is what make females so dreaded
and, hence, sort of hated by the male they so easily overpower.
The Sons of God and the Daughters
An interesting connection of these Hindu
myths can be established with that of
Gen. 6. It has to do with
the Flood and its causes:
1 - And it came to pass,
when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, that daughters were
born unto them.
2 - And the Sons of God saw
the Daughters of Men, that they were fair; and they took them wives of
all which they chose.
3 - And the Lord said: My
spirit shall not stay with man forever, for he is also flesh...
4 - There were giants in
the earth in these days, and afterwards, for the Sons of God came into
the Daughters of Men, and they bore children to them.
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bilasini pravara, 08/02:
# alluding to too many versions of vedas puranas and itihasa make things complex. stick to simple versions. brahma was incestuos and also adlterous, siva the same, lakshmi lusted after revantha, vishnu ravished his own bhakthaa in absence of her husband, parvathi too , who did not? and what is so horrible? except arundhathi there is no woman escaped duping by man. vaatsaayana gives all the reasons for causes and effects of adultery, fornication and what not , if only you read between the lines when necessary. it is the primal urge of the linga to stick it intoa yoni, isnt it? fertilisation thoughts need not prompt the mounting. urs, bilasini.