Now, these three colors of stones, obtained at great pains
and at great distances, are precisely the ones mentioned by Plato, as composing
the walls and buildings of Atlantis. We could believe in a coincidence
were it not for the fact that the pyramids of Mexico are also built with
these three colors of stones: red, white and black, precisely as in Atlantis.
Very obviously, those colors had a ritual significance, probably related
to the three races of Mankind, which also have similar colors.
In fact, the Mexicans often used a fourth color, yellow
stones, completing the four colors of the human races. Again, as usual,
this motif is Hindu in origin, the four colors being the four
("castes", "colors") of the Hindus and, indeed, also those of the Egyptians
as well. Now, to believe that this series of coincidences, and a myriad
others we have been pointing out, can be ascribed to chance borders the
irrational. So, what other conclusion can we reach but that of prehistoric
contacts and of an Atlantean influence when we consider matters such as
the above in detail?
Father Sky and Mother Earth
Far more than a fertility cult based on
sympathetic magic, such rituals reenacted the destruction of the world
in the Primordial Sacrifice. The mystic mating of King and the Whore or
that of the Celestial Horse with the Cow-Mother represents the union of
Father Sky and Mother Earth. This union, the Egyptians inverted into that of Mother Sky (Nut) and Father Earth (Geb), an operation permissible according to the "fuzzy logic" of myths.
This ritual mating is the same one as that described
by Hesiod in his
Theogony (155f.). The Greek bard tells how, in
the beginning, Ouranos (the sky) detested his children. He oppressed them,
leaving them no breathing space as he clung closely to his wife, Gaia (the
Earth). His children were kept in the dark, somber recesses of the Earth
until Kronos, helped by his mother, castrated his father, Ouranos, freeing
The castrated phallus of Ouranos, thrown
down into the Ocean by Kronos, became the Primordial Land. From the froth
and blood it spilled in the waters, was born Aphrodite ("born of the scum
(or seafroth)"). The words of Hesiod are worth quoting:
Inside herself, she posted
His father s genitals he
grabbed with the left hand,
And with the right, the
sickle sharp and toothed.
He cut the penis off, and
threw it over his back,
Down into the sea, where
it floated for long.
From the immortal spoils
a white froth arose
And from it a girl was born
Her name Aphrodite, for
from the froth she rose.
Did Hesiod Invent His Cosmogony?
Hesiod was not inventing this strange Cosmogony.
In a Hittite myth dating from the second millennium BC, a similar story
is told. In the Hittite myth, Anu, the Sky God, is castrated and deposed
by Kumarbi, who bites off and swallows his phallus. Kumarbi becomes pregnant,
and later "spits" the Tempest God, Ullikumi. In time, the Tempest God, helped
by the deposed Anu, defeats and ousts Kumarbi, becoming the new Sky God.
The Hittite myth is clearly related with
the Greek myths concerning the sequential castrations and oustings of Ouranos
by Kronos and of Kronos by Zeus. The "stone" swallowed by Kronos is visibly
omphalos, the same as the phallus swallowed by
Kumarbi. But both the Greek and the Hittite myths ultimately derive from
Hindu myths, as we show elsewhere.
Rig Veda, Indra castrates
and deposes his father Vritra, certainly from inside his mother s vagina,
where he was forced to live. The myth of sequential castrations and deposals
were also recurrent in ancient India. Vritra is castrated by Indra, who
is in turn castrated by his own son, and so on. Likewise, Brahma is castrated
by Shiva, his son, who is in turn castrated, becoming the
Varuna the archetype of Ouranos as the
sky-god is also castrated and thrown down into the Ocean, of which he
became the lord. Varuna is an archetype of Poseidon, and it is likely
that Poseidon was the earlier sky god defeated and deposed by Zeus, his
dual and elder and enemy. The Vedic myths are unclear, as they are known
only from the obscure Vedic hymns. But later literature is ample, and details
the earlier forms. It is clear that the
ashvamedha and the ritual
Tantric matings relate to these early variants of the myth, and that they
symbolize the same Cosmogonic events.
Indeed, they all obviously derive from a common source. This source can only be extremely ancient,
as the concept was already present in an elaborate form in the Sumerian
New Year festival of the
akitu, which dates from 3,000BC or even
earlier, and which may very well have been brought by the Sumerians from
the Indies, whence they originally came, as their language and traditions
attest. In other words, the East Indies and, particularly Indonesia, in its sunken region were indeed the same as the legendary continent of Atlantis where Civilization first sprung to life.