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History Matters

Like it or not, we are shaped by our history

Regardless of whether our forefathers may have been the invaders, defenders or defeated, those actions performed 100 years ago thousand years ago set in motion a chain of cause and effect (karma) that affects us today. Our past influences every aspect of our daily lives even though we are most often completely unaware.

We wonder where we came from and the origin of the universe. Was there a big bang or a big birth and an act of creation? Yet the source of creation is in every atom, every creature, and every cell of your body. If you can access it, you will know the nature of existence and your

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Pan, The God of Joy

A God of gaiety and joy

Published on: 5 Sep 2013 updated 01-2019 The most famous image is of Pan is of him running through the hills and fields playing his ‘pan pipes’ and seducing every female which serves to warm hearts and loins.

Pan is known for his wit, charm and sexual prowess and he is often depicted with an erect phallus. Diogenes of Sinope, speaking in jest, related a myth of Pan learning masturbation from his father, Hermes, and teaching the habit to shepherds.

Pan’s greatest conquest was that of the moon goddess Selene. He accomplished this by wrapping himself in a sheepskin to hide his hairy black goat form, and drew her down from the sky into

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Why India was broken and subjugated

Has that old trending pattern changed? Then and Now?

For thousands of years hordes entered into ancient India & Iran from Central Asia to pillage almost every summer peaceful areas and then these same got legitimized when they raised a green flag and called themselves a new religious force.

India, once the largest, richest, and most literate culture and civilization based on principles of universal rules of Dharma – was broken, shattered, subjugated, murdered, plundered and its own remnants now fight among themselves with some disguised as agents of invasive forces and others as blinded by ignorance while both are abused by bigger conspirators to use them as source of income. How foolish one can be?

For past 1300

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How Will the World End?

Many say the end is nigh

Doomsday forecasters and prophets like Nostradamus have forever been predicting the end of the world. The current end of days forecast was for December 2012, but that failed to happen yet extinction seems inevitable to many.

There are many theories about how life on Earth may end, they include being struck by an asteroid or comet, gamma-ray bursts from some far off dying sun, a shift in the Earth’s magnetic poles or global warming, a fire that most of us are adding fuel to.

We know that Earth has a finite life as does our entire solar system, but this life is counted in billions of years and it seems logical that if we

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The Darkening Age

How Christians won the brutal culture war against Rome

Set against what we believe we know, The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to ‘one true faith’. Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyr’s deaths singing hymns of love and praise, the truth, as Catherine Nixey reveals, is very different. Far from being meek and mild, they were violent, ruthless and fundamentally intolerant.

Comparing early Christians to todays suicide bombers, Catherine describes how Christianity became the historical winner against Roman polytheism, non-specialists often have a distorted impression of how

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The 42 Ideals of Maat

Goddess of truth and Earth Mother

The ancient Egyptian Goddess Maat or Ma’at is depicted as a tall woman wearing a crown surmounted by a huge ostrich feather. Her totem symbol is a stone platform or foundation, representing the stable base (ensuring human continuity) on which order is built.

Maat personifies the concepts of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. She is also the goddess attributed with regulating the stars, seasons, actions of mortals and the deities, and who brought order from chaos at the moment of creation.

Later, as a goddess in other traditions of the Egyptian pantheon, where most goddesses were paired with a male aspect, her masculine counterpart was Thoth and their attributes are the

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Vasco Da Gama

And the sea route to India

De Gama at the Cochin court

The mainstream narrative that most of us learned in school was that Vasco de Gama was the first European to discover the sea route to India and this is still taught in many schools around the world and astonishingly in India even when it has been disproved.

But there are many untruths in history and the influence of India can can be seen across Europe and the world today. A lesser-known point is that Indian elephants did much of the heavy lifting for the Greek and Roman empires and that Asiatic lions were more likely to feature in the Roman arena than African lions as most historical

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Nikola Tesla

10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943

Tesla, aged 34, circa 1890. Photo by Napoleon Sarony

A personal acquaintance of Swami Vivekananda who made the first concerted effort to introduce the Holy Science of Yoga to the West, Nikola Tesla was a Serbian born inventor who moved to the USA. He is best remembered as electrical and mechanical engineer, a futurist who designed of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. He also developed X-ray imaging and wireless communication.

In 1882, Nikola Tesla got a job in Paris with the Continental Edison Company installing direct current incandescent lighting. He gained a great deal of practical experience in electrical engineering and improved system designs before moving to the USA.

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Of Gods and Goddesses

In search of the elemental human

Iconography, the use of humanlike images representing aspects of the have been in use and venerated for many millennia and we are all familiar with this phenomenon regardless of birth or belief. We know from archaeological discoveries that before the development of belief systems most of these deities were depicted naked and as population increased, and beliefs developed, they became increasingly better clothed.

People continue to ask the reason why and many presume to know the answer is becoming more popularised idea that all these early deities because the statues are naked is that it was the earliest form of pornography. This idea has perverted most of the westernised thinking about the deities within

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Indus Civilisation

A mix of history and conjecture

The Indus River in modern-day Pakistan is the site of one of the worlds first ancient civilizations with evidences remaining from 9000 BCE. The most notable cities of Mohenjo-daro, Ratnagiri and Harappa which bear a high degree of resemblance to each other in urban planning and urban technologies like sewage and water supplies to all homes.

The Indus Valley Civilization (hereafter referred to as the IVC and perhaps better called Sindhu-Sarasvati civilisation) is so impressive that Wikipedia has an entire article dedicated to their inventions. The IVC developed standardized weights and measures and a system of writing. They had advanced sewer systems, showing an interest in cleanliness that most civilizations did not share. They

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Women of India

Are Hindu women as unsafe as the media proclaims?

“Shasana Sundari”, a women writing a letter in the Jalasangi village temple in Karnataka from the period of Kalyani Chalukyas. At that time, rule was purely on Hindu principles. Muslim, Christian or western narrative did not exist. It clearly proves, women in India knew reading and writing. Image credit to Arun Bharadwaj

In so many families today, the children think they know better than the parents and in most societies believe they know more than the most highly educated. In our world of nations where it is now becoming increasingly evident that India is the mother of all nations, because India is the humble mother she is

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