Twelve Tone Scale as Gregorian Calendar

Calendar
I received this graphic from Bob Schlenker depicting the twelve months of the Gregorian calendar as a twelve-tone scale in an octave. Read More...

Double Square Chamber as Anecoic Space

DoubleSquare
I received an email a couple of years ago from a man in Italy who had read my first book Interference and had begun to study the Santa Maria della Pieve cathedral in the town of Arezzo, Italy. He was preparing a presentation about the cathedral for an architectural seminar in that town and, in the process, discovered numerous golden ratios in the church's facade of arches. Well, this inspired me to find the floor plan and see what else I could find. Read More...

Jainist Meru Tower Symbolism in Europe

Tower
This illustration shows the influence of ancient Rig-Veda concepts of heaven on medieval European Christianity. Read More...

The Mushroom Cow City

Cow
What does the word "Moscow" mean? The standard explanation is swampy or wet land. However, another interpretation is "mushroom cow", which could be related to the use of psychoactive mushrooms by indigenous northern european tribes. Here's how. Read More...

The Golden Ratio in a Double Square

GRDoubleSquare
The double square of the King's chamber is found in many ancient temples and medieval cathedrals across Europe. It creates an ideal acoustical chamber for a stone enclosure as it distributes sound evenly without echo. Read More...

Roslin Roseline Da Vinci Tartan

Roseline
Found this description in the Scottish Tartan Registry.
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Origin of Merlin's Pointed Sorcerer's Hat

Hat
This is the Fulguralis helmet of the Etruscans, meaning 'throw lightning', which we know today as the pointed sorcerer's or witch's hat. It descends from the Phrygian hat of ancient Anatolia or Asia Minor. Lady Liberty is often shown wearing a pointed Phrygian hat as a symbol of enlightenment and freedom of the mind. Read More...

The Urim and Thummim

Urim
In writing my new novel The Vajra Sequence, I have encountered many different facts that correlate in ironic or humorous ways. This is one.
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Vedic Symbols in Christianity - Part 1

Jesus
Seeing this apse scene in a Prague cathedral last October, I thought it was quite revealing when read as a Vedic symbolism. Read More...

Vedic Symbols in Christianity - Part 2

VajraAngel
An angel statue in a Catholic Church in Prague holding a variation of a Vedic vajra. Read More...

Temples of the Solar Gods

SolarGods
I have a hypothesis concerning the personification of temples. Since temples were designed after the proportions of the human body, the temple itself was viewed as the body of a particular god and so named. Read More...

Kodi Kambam, Yupa Pole & Vajapeya Rite

Kodi
This is a Kodi Kambam, the phallic fertility center of a Vedic temple complex. Scholars believe this is where national flags and flagpoles originated - symbolizing a sacred space and fertile land. Read More...

Vedic Origins of the Hebrew Temple

HebrewTemple
Comparison of ancient Hebrew and Vedic temple designs reveal an underlying human form of proportions. Read More...

The Mushroom Tree of Knowledge

MushroomTree
A mural of Adam and Eve with the Tree of Knowledge from the 12th century Plaincouralt Chapel of the Knights Hospitaller in Mérigny, Indre, France. Read More...

The Seal of Solomon

Solomon
This is the Secret Seal of Solomon from the Lesser Key of Solomon, GOETIA (medieval Kabbalah). Notice the tower icon resembles the tower etching in Rosslyn. The purpose of the Secret Seal and inner "Vessel of Brass" was something like Aladdin's Lamp - to capture spirits and compel them to do one's bidding. Read More...

The Grateful Dead

Grateful
"Christianity had its origins as an attempt to restore the rites of the ancient Hebrew cult of the dead. During the early years of the Christian movement, they established the Agape feast which took the place of the ancient Hebrew Marzeah [feast for the dead]. This feast included the use of foods laced with psychoactive plants, and magical necromantic rituals aimed toward contacting the 'Blessed Dead' or 'Grateful Dead.'"
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Jonah, Noah and the Yoni Symbolism

Yoni
Some would recognize this photo as a Buddhist lingam-yoni altar that symbolizes the unified male and female principles of cosmic fertility. Yet few would realize that it is also connected to such things as the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur and Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale. Read More...

Possible Origin of Kykeon

Kykeon
The Hebrew word "kikayon" and the Greek word "kykeon" are one and the same. They likely refer to an entheogenic communion drink made from psychoactive mushrooms (Soma) and/or grain parasitized by ergot, the fungus used to make LSD. Read More...

Mt. Meru as Symbol for Fibonacci Series

FibMeru
The sacred mountain of the Rig-Veda is named Mount Meru. According to the ancient Vedic grammarian Pingala in his Art of Prosody, this "Mountain of Cadence" is a symbol for the sum of diagonals equivalent to what we now call the Fibonacci Series. Read More...

Sacred Mushrooms in Christian Art

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Folkoric Elves and Mushrooms

Elves
The Brothers Grimm, the famous scholars who collected and published old fairy tales, believed the three types of elves in Germanic folklore were symbolic of three types of mushrooms colored red, yellow (tan), and blue. Read More...

The Jebus cult in Jerusalem

Jebus
The name of Jerusalem, composed of the words Jeru and Salem, hold some interesting clues related to the Foundation Stone (shown in photo) and the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus. Read More...

The Pegasus Map

Pegasus
This is a map made in 1581 by Heinrich Bunting (Hanover) depicting Asia Minor, Asia Major and India as the flying horse Pegasus. It seems intended to describe the flow of knowledge from Anatolia and Armenia at the head, down through the throat of Syria and Phoenicia to Arabia; across the saddle of Mesopotamia and Persia; and finally into India and Malay Peninsula. The wings represent Central Asia and Siberia. Read More...

The Golden Boy as Mithras


GoldenBoy
Golden Boy (a variation on Roman god Mithras) was originally known as "The Genius of Electricity" when commissioned for Western Electric, then renamed "The Spirit of Communication" when sold to AT&T (formerly Southwestern Bell). Read More...

Angel Moroni as Entheogenic Symbol

Moroni
Angel's Trumpets, otherwise known as Datura or jimson weed, is a psychoactive plant typically made into an anointing oil and applied to the skin to invoke visions of angels and the sensation of flying. Read More...

Archangel Michael as Hindu Kali

Kali
In the New Testament archangel Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. In the Vedas, there is a much older story of the goddess Kali (slayer of demons) who sets out to destroy the whole universe when Shiva (the Destroyer) lies in her way to stop her. The story of Michael seems to have its origin in the much older Rig-Veda story of Kali, which in turn is commonly taken as a metaphor for the balance between energy and matter. Read More...

The Goddess Latona

Latona
This sculpture is at the top of a fountain in the gardens of Versailles Palace. It depicts the goddess Latona with her twin children Diana and Apollo imploring help from their father Jupiter. Read More...

The Venus Transit Thru Taurus

Taurus
For this Sunday, I thought I would post some screen captures I took from my iPad StarWalk app during the last Venus Transit on June 5-6, 2012. It depicts the most ancient mythology surrounding the concept of resurrection into the after life. Here's a brief summary. Read More...

The Leontocephaline

Leo
The Leontocephaline figure sometimes used to represent the Roman god Mithras in Mithraic temples. Read More...

The Lion Goddess of Venus

Queen
An unbroken line of Venus-Lion fertility goddesses has existed from ancient Anatolia and Armenia down to present day. Read More...

The Second Coming as Entheogenic Vision?

SecondComing
It seems at least possible that the Second Coming might refer to the rediscovery of ancient entheogenic communion elixirs capable of inducing transdimensional visions. My new sci-fi novel "The Vajra Sequence" describes how this could bring about the birth of a new psychonautic science. Read More...

The Vajapeya Ascension Rite

Vajapeya
The kila stake and yupa pole represent a bridge between heaven and earth where the lightning has struck and delivered the divine food called soma. The Sacrificer of vejapeya must earn his soma. Read More...

Halo Symbolism

Halo
The halo, also known as a numbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole, is a ring of light that surrounds a holy person in art. I would propose that the halo originated in the wheaten wheel or "Sun door" mounted on top of the yupa pole used in the Vedic Soma-yajna ceremony. Read More...

Sagrada Familia Symbolism

Sagrada
The central spire of Gaudy's Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona is an evergreen Christmas tree topped with a red cross and bull's head. Read More...

Mushroom Religious Architecture

Basil
St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow is designed after a stylized Vedic temple, not unlike the Taj Mahal. Its central building mimics the multi-tiered base and Cosmic Tree spire found in many Meru temples. Read More...

Entheogenic Symbolism of Al Buraq

Buraq
Al-Buraq is the mythical steed of the prophets, said in the Quran to have carried Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem on the fabled "Night Journey." Cognate with the Greek winged horse Pegasus, Buraq is equated with lightning and thus the Vedic vajra. Read More...

Caddoan Swastika found in Oklahoma

Caddoan
Here is a diagram of a Uktena spiraling serpent design taken from a shell engraving found at the Spiro Mounds Site in eastern Oklahoma. It was created by a pre-Columbian Caddoan Mississippian culture that existed between the 9th and 16th centuries. Read More...

Communication with the Gods

TelephonePole
It has occurred to me from time to time that the choice of using a wooden cross to run millions of miles of telegraph, telephone and electrical wire across the countryside must have been intended as a Christian symbolism. After all, the wires could have been strung vertically, as they sometimes are, or buried in pipes. But instead we now have millions of old wooden crosses peppering the landscape to remind us that we are a Christian country. The irony of a divine communion messenger being replaced by a manmade energy and communication delivery network does not escape me. Read More...

Hay and the Goddess Haya

Haya
While traveling across Kansas this week, I saw fields full of hay. And, as boredom set in during the long drive, I began to wonder what the connection might be between the English word "hay" and the ancient name "Hayastan" for present day Armenia. The connection I arrived at might surprise you. Read More...

Symbols of Wonderland

Wonderland
Could there have been any more Amanita muscaria mushrooms in this promo shot? Read More...

Medieval Symbols for Entheogens

MedievalSymbols
This medieval engraving shows (from left to right) a monopod or sciapod, a female cyclops, conjoined twins, a blemmye, and a cynocephaly. Enthnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson has proposed that three of these mythical creatures were symbols for psychoactive plants and fungi. But I tend to think they were all secret entheogenic symbols. Read More...

Stupa Symbol in Sante Fe

StupaSymbol
A classic Vedic stupa at the Tibetan Project in Santa Fe. Notice the double vajra symbol painted on the base. Read More...

Etymology of God (n.)

God
Old English god "supreme being, deity; the Christian God; image of a god; godlike person," from Proto-Germanic *guthan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch god, Old High German got, German Gott, Old Norse guð, Gothic guþ), from proto-Indo-European (PIE) *ghut- "that which is invoked" (cf. Old Church Slavonic zovo "to call," Sanskrit huta- "invoked," an epithet of Indra), from root *gheu(e)- "to call, invoke." Read More...

The Myth of Adonis

Adonis
Adonis is a young fertility god, a comely youth beloved by Astarte, and represents death and rebirth in an oriental vegetation cult. He is also known as the agricultural divinity named Eshmun and associated with entheogenic solanum and fungi for the religious visions they induce. Read More...

Etruscan Influence on Roman Catholicism

Etruscan
To understand the Romans and their Church, one must first understand the Etruscans who lived in central Italy (called Etruria) prior to the Romans.
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Origin of the Name Jesus Christ

Hesus
"Let us turn for a moment to find where the God Hesus came from… Read More...

The Solar Bull Origin

SolarBull
The association of the bull to solar resurrection is at least 12,000 years old. We find the sacred cow in Hinduism as Brahma, the creation god; in Canaan and Phoenicia as the sun god Ba'al; in Egypt as the Apis Bull; in Rome as a Bull's blood baptism for the cult of Mithras; and as a symbol of the Sun carved into a pillar at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. But what exactly does it mean? Read More...

Viking Symbolism in the American Flag

Viking
We are taught that the colors red and white in the American flag represents valor and innocence, but this is not the whole truth. This color symbolism is very old and has a deeper meaning. Read More...

The Vainakh-Vedic Swastika

Vainakh
According to Leonti Mroveli, the 11th century Georgian chronicler, the word Caucasian is derived from the Vainakh ancestor Kavkas. The Vainakhs were the ancient natives of the Caucasus mountains. Read More...

Frontispiece to Elias Ashmole's Fasciculus Chemicus

Ashmole
Fasciculus Chemicus or Chymical Collections. Expressing the Ingress, Progress, and Egress, of the Secret Hermetick Science our of the choicest and most famous authors is an anthology of alchemical writings compiled by Arthur Dee (1579–1651) in 1629 while resident in Moscow as chief physician to Czar Mikhail Romanov (r. 1613-1645).
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The Bardo Trinity

Bardo
Of plants and planets - the Bardo Trinity. Read More...

Pope Francis Coat of Arms Symbolism

Francis
The coat of arms of Pope Francis I was derived from the coat of arms he used as a Bishop in Argentina. However, there was a modification to it some time after it was originally released to the public by the Vatican. Can you spot the difference? Read More...

The Amorica Connection

Amorica
Armorica was a region in western Gaul (France) that was home to the Celts. The word means "By the Sea." On the opposite side of the Atlantic on the coast of Nicaragua is a mountain range named the Amerrique Mountains, also by the sea. Read More...

Descendents of the Phoencians

Phoenicians
Here is a link to a free online book entitled "The Phoenician Origin of Britons, Scots & Anglo-Saxons" by L.A. Waddell, 1924. This is an amazingly informative book that never received the attention it should have.

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Diamantine Dagger of Emptiness

Dagger
The Diamantine Dagger of Emptiness - the vajrakīla lightning stake that marks the bridge between Heaven and Earth. Read more here: Read More...

Cross as Bullseye on Communion Amphora

Bullseye
Another page from the 13th century Paris Eadwine Psalter showing Christ on a mount covered with mushrooms. His cross identifies the holy communion vessel. Read More...

Flying Symbolism and Entheogens

Flying
Today's ignorance to the meaning of ancient symbols and religious tradition is perhaps no better illustrated than by this cel from Disney's animated Aladdin movie. Read More...

The Kodi Kambam

Kambam
Here is a diagram of a Vedic temple complex, such as the Panchanadeeswarar Thiruvayaru temple of Shiva in Tamil Nadu, India. Designed after the proportions of the human body, the central Kodi Kambam (meaning "flag post" or "bridge") represents the male lingam and Cosmic Axis of Mount Meru. As such, it also represents the sacrificial yupa pole at the center of the temple's sacred space that later became the Christian cross. Read More...

The Elamite Calendar

Elamite
There is an interesting connection between Venus worship and Christianity that can be traced back at least 5,000 years to the Elamite people and their calendar. Read More...

Zoroastrian Symbolism

Zoro
This is a coin minted during the 3rd-century BC that depicts the Zoroastrian yasna fire altar and ceremony. This is a variation of the Vedic kunda yajna fire and ascension ceremony where Soma (Persian hoama) is burned to deliver it to the gods. In this way, Zoroastrianism is a branch of Vedic religious practices with the supreme god Ahura Mazda taking the place of the sky god Indra who is closely associated with Soma.* Read More...

Amurru and Yammu (Yahu)

Amurru
Amaru was (and still is) a prime deity of the Aymara people of South America. In Quechuan, Amaru means "snake" and it was depicted as a winged serpent with red crystal eyes and snout with the tail of a fish. Cognate with Mesoamerican Kukulkan and Quetzalcoatl, Amaru symbolizes lightning falling from the sky. The leader of the Incan people when the Spanish arrived was Tupac Amaru, meaning "Igneous Serpent" or "Fire Serpent" in the sense of lightning.*
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Varuna Riding Makara

Varuna
In previous posts, I have identified the Hebrew god Yahweh or Yahu as the mountain/ storm god on the Western edge of Canaan. But further research traces him farther back in time to the Vedic sea/sky god Varuna. Read More...

Vedic Key Symbolism

Key
One of the chapters in The Venus Blueprint is entitled "Key to the Musical Mountain." It was a reference to the Rig-Veda symbolism of Mount Meru as a transcendental mountain, tree or tower that bridges Earth to the heavens. This collage shows how this religious tower inspired not only the layout of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, but also the city plan and monuments of Washington D.C. Read More...

Vedic Trinity Fertility Symbolism

Trinity
The Venus Blueprint as a "temple template" encapsulates the fertility symbolism of Vedic cosmology represented by the Brahmanda Cosmic "Easter" Egg. Read More...

Symbolism of Rosslyn Chapel's Ceiling

Ceiling
Here is a photo I took of the choir loft ceiling of 15th-century Rosslyn chapel near Edinburgh, Scotland. Notice the progression from right to left (west to east) of pentagram stars, 5-petal roses and what could be resonant cymatic patterns carved into the stone ceiling. It seems to be a clue that Rosslyn is symbolic of the pentacle star or rose orbital pattern of Venus and that it follows the same laws of resonance as a plate of sand vibrated by a musical tone. Read More...

The Goddess Freyja

Freyja
Good Friday celebrates Freyja's day, the Old Norse goddess. It marks the fifth day of the week before Easter Day in remembrance of the 5-fold Venus orbital pattern associated with the Morning Star. Read More...

A Vedic Eoster Egg

EosterEgg
Excerpt from The Venus Blueprint: "Reading further on the history and meaning of the World Egg, I became increasingly convinced that the combined star and egg symbolism was correct." Read More...

The Holy Font

Font
This mosaic comes from Baptistery St. Giovanni, Laterano Rome, and is dedicated most appropriately to St. John the Baptist and his shadow, St. John the Evangelist. First mentioned in 313 CE, it was the residence of popes and bishops until the papal seat was moved to Avignon by Pope Clement V (1305-1314 CE). Read More...

The Vedic Yajna Fire Ceremony

Fire
The Sanskrit word "kunda" refers to a round (or rectangular) hole or pit in the ground for storing fire during a Vedic yajna ceremony.* It is used as part of the Vedi (altar) in Vedic religion. The word "kundala" means coiled, so the word "kundalini" refers to a "coiled fire pit" at the base of the spine. Read More...

Hebrew-Mormon Seer Stones

Seer
"...the Urim and Thummim...shall be upon Aaron's heart when he goeth before the Lord: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord continually." - Exodus 28:30. Read More...

History of Ergotism

Ergotism
In July 1518, Frau Troffea went into the streets of Strasbourg, France, and started dancing and refused to stop for days on end. Within a week some 34 people had joined her and within a month, the streets filled with 400 frantic dancers who claimed they could not stop moving. Some danced until they fell dead of heart attack, stroke or exhaustion. Read More...

The Stoned Ape Theory

StonedApe
In his book "Food of the Gods," Terrance McKenna proposed that the transformation from humans' early ancestors Homo erectus to the species Homo sapiens was largely induced by the consumption of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms in its diet - an event which according to his theory took place in about 100,000 BC when the species diverged from the Homo genus. Read More...

Anahita Goddess Origin & Associations

Anahita
Khor Virap (Armenian for deep pit or "deep well") is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat plain of Armenia, facing Mount Ararat near the border with Turkey. As the site of an underground prison for Saint Gregory the Illuminator, it was originally a sacred site for Astvatsatsin, meaning the Holy Mother of God known in ancient times as Anahita. Read More...

Zuchetto Symbolism

Zuchetto
In Roman Catholic liturgy, the funghellino (Italian for "small mushroom") is a short mushroom-shaped stand placed on the altar at a Pontifical Mass to hold the bishop's and higher prelates' skullcap (called a "zuchetto") during the Eucharistic prayer. This may well be a veiled symbol for the various entheogenic mushrooms once used in the Eucharist communion. Read More...

Pancha Ganapati

Ganapati
Every year my family celebrates a different winter solstice religious tradition and this last year it was the five days of Pancha Ganapati, the Hindu Santa Claus. Pancha means "five" and Ganapati means "father Ganesha", the Hindu elephant deity. Read More...

Ganesha Symbolism

Ganesha
The Hindu Ganesha elephant deity (a.k.a. Ganapati) is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Revered as the Remover of Obstacles and Lord of Beginnings, he represents the primal creative principle of Om and is said to live in the body at the first chakra or perineum. Read More...

Stupa Bell Symbolism

Bell
The earliest archaeological evidence of bells date from 3rd millennium BC, and is traced back to the Yangshao culture of Neolithic China. Placed auspiciously in temples and palaces, bells were most likely modeled after the cosmological model of the Vedic stupa (temple). Read More...

Medieval Vedic Symbols in England

England
A BBC article from Northhampton, England reported yesterday that a 400-year-old secret chamber had been discovered behind a cupboard at the National Trust-owned house Canons Ashby near Daventry. Inside the chamber were walls showing crests of local families, odd Latin texts and a variety of strange symbols, including one that looks like a Masonic compass or tower. Read More...

Cymatics and Biology

SeaBiscuit
Ancient Vedic priests may have seen the cosmos and all life in it something like this photo - a process of harmonic tuning. Here we see a similarity between the color patterning of a square sea star and a sand-covered Chladni plate vibrated at a specific frequency. Read More...

Names from the Mideast

Names
Many would like to think that the religious beliefs of the past are no longer relevant in this modern age of "enlightenment." Yet, the real truth is ancient gods and prophets are still very much at the center of world conflict. Read More...

Lightning Symbolism in Christianity

Lightning
Well, I couldn't resist saying something about this lightning strike of St. Peter's Basilica on the same day the Pope resigned. Read More...

The Allegory of Apollo and Artemis

Apollo
Of all the allegories for the resurrection of the Sun by Venus, the story of the twins Apollo and Artemis is perhaps the most beautiful. In this frieze, we see the sun god Apollo carrying his scepter (the Axis Mundi) followed by Artemis carrying a torch representing the Morning Star of Venus. Read More...

America as a Masonic Project

Masonic
Perhaps the most important bit of information omitted from United States history as taught in our schools and universities is that it was a project of European Masons. Read More...

The Star of "La Merika"

Merika
My family received this wonderful bottle of La Merika Pinot Noir as a Christmas gift from close friends, perhaps because it resembles my last name. However, on the bottle it says ancient mariners followed a star named "La Merika" to discover America. Read More...

Religion and Harmonic Theory

Evolution
It is my belief that every religion in the world descended from the astrotheological and entheogenic principles of Vedic cosmology. Furthermore, I am convinced that the Rig-Veda itself was inspired by an ancient harmonic science that connected planetary and musical resonance patterns with the study of organic geometry. It was this path of reasoning that led to the Venus Blueprint. Read More...

Symbolism of the Vajra-kila

VajraKila
The kīla (also purba) is a three-sided stake, dagger or nail-like ritual instrument traditionally associated with Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Bön, and Indian Vedic traditions. The kīla is connected with the meditational deity Vajrakīla and thus cognate with the Vedic Vajra design. Read More...

Etymology of the name Mary

Mary
The mother goddess of the Basques was named Mari.* She was believed to live underground, normally in a cave in a high mountain, where she and her consort Sugaar met every Friday (the night of the Akelarre or witch-meeting) to conceive then the storms that would bring fertility. Read More...

The Tudor Rose Symbolism

Tudor
Lewis Carroll's story of the queen "painting the roses red" in Alice in Wonderland was a veiled reference to the 15th-century "Wars of the Roses" in England. The House of Lancaster (whose badge was a red rose) engaged in a campaign to defeat the House of York (whose badge was a white rose). Read More...

The Vajra and Fleur-de-lis

Fleur
The Merovingian fleur-de-lis is actually a stylized version of the ancient Vajra symbol. Read More...

IHS and the Mushroom Symbol

IHS
This is a Catholic altar-cloth and it has a mushroom on it. Read More...

Psychedelic Yucatan Mask

Mask
This is a beaded peyote mask I bought during a trip to the Yucatan peninsula. Read More...

The Mushroom Grail

Grail
The Holy Blood, Holy Grail theory that Mary Magdalene was the real Holy Chalice, carrying Jesus' DNA in her womb and giving birth to a royal bloodline, seems rather unlikely to me. Not because this wouldn't make perfect sense within the Biblical story of Jesus, but because some or all of this is more likely a astrotheological and entheological myth passed down and modified over thousands of years. Read More...

A DMT Story

DMT
The concept of evil spirits is very old and found in every religion. Vedic literature is filled with asura demons and destroyers who fight the good devas. So, one wonders where such ideas came from and if there is anything to it. Read More...

Mother Mary and the Cult of Cybele

Cybele
The Mother Mary figure is based largely on the Phrygian goddess Cybele, the Magna Mater (or "Great Mother") of the Romans. Read More...

Saraswati: Guardian Who Fights Drug

Saraswati
This is a statue of Saraswati, the Vedic goddess of wisdom and enlightenment. She holds two mushrooms. Read More...

Adam & Eve in the Paris Eadwine Psalter

Eadwine
Here's another one from the Paris Eadwine Psalter. This illustration of Adam and Eve eating from the mushroom Tree of Knowledge is one of twelve sections from a full-page panel in the Eadwine Psalter, dating from the 12th century. Read More...

Newgrange Incubation

Newgrange
The chamber inside the 5,500 year-old temple at Newgrange in Ireland is tuned to 110Hz - the same resonant frequency found in the Hypogeum in Malta. In an earlier post, I discussed a UCLA study proving this frequency actually disables the left-brain language center and activates right-brain emotions (see link in comments). Read More...

Buddha and the Mushroom Moon

Buddha
For Buddhists, there is a special religious significance on full moon days. This is because certain important and outstanding events connected with the life of Lord Buddha took place on full moon days. The Buddha was born on a full moon day. His renunciation took place on a full moon day. His Enlightenment, the delivery of His first sermon, His passing away into Nibbāna (from poisonous mushrooms) and many other important events associated with His life-span of eighty years, occurred on full moon days. Read More...

The Buddha and Soma Mushroom

Soma
Is it Buddha under the Bodhi Tree or is it a mushroom? Read More...

Hymn to Vayu - An Entheogenic Prayer

Vayu
In the following hymn from the Rig-Veda, the Vedic god of the wind Vayu is invited, along with the sky-sun god Indra, to drink Soma juice, a vision-inducing communion. Read More...

Mithras and the Taurobolium

Tauro
A central theme in the Bible is the demonization of bull symbolisms and idols, such as the Israelite's Golden Calf (The Egyptian Apis Bull). In Rome, Mithra was often depicted as The Hunter who kills Taurus the Bull. Indeed, the Mithraic baptismal rite was known as the Taurobolium. Read More...

Orion and the Zoroastrian Magi

Orion
The Feast of Epiphany on January 6 ends the Twelve Days of Christmas. In the Roman Church, this is a feast celebrating the incarnation of God as a human being in Jesus Christ. It is typically associated with the story of Three Wise Men or Three Kings from the East who followed a "star" to find Jesus. Descended from Zoroastrian mythology, there is good evidence this story is an astrological allegory rather than a real event. Read More...

Entheogenic Plants and Their Gods

Wreath
In Old Europe, Christmas wreaths have a symbolic connection to certain plants and gods. Read More...

Al-Uzza Associations

Al-Uzza
Al-Uzza was one of three Arabian goddesses who were daughters of Allah. In particular, she was a moon goddess equivalent to Lilith and cognate with the Sumerian/Akkadian goddess Inanna / Ishtar. Read More...

The Hanged Man Symbolism

Hanged
The Hanged Man is an ancient symbol of resurrection. It refers to the process by which the sacred feminine (Venus) resurrects the divine masculine (the Sun). Read More...

13, Ophiuchus, Fibonacci

Orphiuchus
In 2013, one in 20 people will be born under the 13th zodiacal constellation of Ophiuchus, the serpent handler. The association between serpents and the number 13 present in the resonance cycles of the Moon and Venus is no coincidence. Read More...

Medieval Poem About Venus

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13 Proportion in Earth-Moon-Venus Triad

Triad
This is the 13th Full Moon before 2013, as seen at dawn above the Gore range in the Rockies. It reminds me of an interesting 13 resonance between the Moon and Venus. Read More...

Time Symbolism in Masonry

Time
"Among our many evidences that the religions of the West were derived from the identical Aryan sources which gave rise to the geometrical metaphysics of primitive Brahmanism, we may quote the Orphic Philosophy of Ancient Greece which placed "Time" (Chronos, who is Saturn and consequently Sheb and Abram) at the head of all things and endued it with life and creative power. Read More...

Meaning of the Christmas Tree

Christmas
“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” - Charlie Brown Read More...

Musical Shape of the Universe

Poincare
According to the COBE and WMAP studies of microwave background radiation in space, the universe may be shaped like a Poincare spherical dodecahedron.* These studies propose that we are all living inside a kind of finite resonating Cosmic Egg, just as the ancient Vedics and Greeks believed thousands of years ago. Read More...

Fertility Symbolisms of the Golden Egg

GoldenEgg
To celebrate the end of the Fifth Sun and birth of the Sixth, here are some well known fertility symbols that were probably conceived by studying the architecture of a golden egg. Read More...

Harmonic Resonance and Damping

Resonance
For today, I thought I would share a very mysterious relationship between the number 12 and the golden mean. Read More...

Soma, the Messianic Son

Messianic
Soma was a plant/fungus and psychoactive communion drink praised in the Rig-Veda. It is identified as a holy sacrifice, a protector, a deliverer from sin, bestower of immortality and invincibility in battle. In short, Soma was the original messiah figure. Read More...

Shukra's Association with Serpents

Shukra
The Vedic god of Venus, a feminized male or androgynous deity named Shukra, is described as having the power of fertility and immortality. There is an ancient myth that attributes this power to an entheogenic drink and its ability to liberate consciousness from the cycle of reincarnation. Read More...

Golden Enneagram in Rosslyn Chapel

EnneagramRosslyn
The Golden Enneagram can now be dropped into the Venus Blueprint and overlaid onto the floor plan of 15th century Rosslyn chapel. Altogether, this reveals a Cosmic "egg and yolk" symbolism for William St. Clair's temple to Venus (the Hebrew goddess Asherah). But it is more than purely symbolic. Read More...

The Golden Enneagram

Enneagram
As follow-on to my post on the Venus Comb and the Purple Ratio (link in comments), here is an illustration of my slightly modified version of the Fourth Way Gurdjieff Enneagram. Read More...

A Near Death Experience

NDE
Recently I was contacted by someone who had had a near-death encounter with egg-shaped beings. The description of astral bodies as luminous eggs is very common, both during NDE and entheogenic visions. Here is the description of the experience. Read More...

The Rojas Egg Model

Rojas
The Venus Blueprint is composed of a pentagram fractal inside a golden egg. As explained in my book, the two are compatible due to the golden ratio. Read More...

The Incan Nagual "Runauturuncu"

Incan
On a trip to Peru, I purchased this flying jaguar sculpture from a local Incan boy at the Sacsayhuaman ruins outside of Cusco. I later learned that jaguars like this are an integral part of Incan mythology and are considered a powerful spirit companion for shamans, who often consider the jaguar to be a nagual or body double used during astral travel. They believe its power protects them from evil spirits as they move between the earth and spirit realms. Read More...

Submerged Structures Near Cuba

Cuba
In May 2001 submerged structures were detected off Cuba's western tip by a Canadian team whose leader was Paulina Zelitzky, president of Advanced Digital Communications (ADC). The site is 2310 feet deep (660 m) or about a half-mile underwater, and was discovered by means of sonar-based techniques and filmed using a Robotic Ocean Vehicle (ROV). Read More...

Mithras Born from a Rock

Rock
Here is a statue of Mithra being born from a rock. He holds his twelve apostles of the zodiac around him in the shape of a Cosmic Egg. Read More...

The Seven Degrees of Mithraism

Degrees
The seven sacraments central to Roman Catholicism were probably derived from the seven degrees of Roman Mithraism, which itself descends from much more ancient Vedic and Hebrew rites. Read More...

The Harmonic Theory of Phoenician Purple

Purple
The rare Murex sea snail, also called the "Venus Comb," was the prime source for the Tyrian purple dye traded by the ancient Phoenicians. The name Phoenician or Phoenix actually means purple. Read More...

The Hebrew Foundation of Masonry

HebrewMason
The phrase "getting the third degree" is a reference to the "twenty questions" of the Masonic third degree ritual. This can be shown to be derived from the three bardos of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
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Etymology of Meru

Etymology
The transcendental Mount "Meru" of the Rig-Veda is the inspiration for all the sacred mountains in other cultures, including the pyramids of ancient Egypt. Read More...

Mushroom Cult and the Holy Grail

Cult
According to researcher James Dale, the ancient rite of baptism refers to a "thoroughly changed condition resultant from the controlling influence of wine or rather an opiatic drug swallowed by being mingled in a cup of wine." Read More...

The Asherah Cult

Asherah
Asherah was a Semitic goddess from the time the Israelites worshiped multiple deities (prior to about 586 BC). Across the Semitic cultures, she filled several roles, but for the Israelites, she was the consort of Yahweh and was thus known as “The Queen of Heaven”. So highly respected was she that one of her epithets was Allat (Elat/Illat), which was simply the feminine for “God” (cf. Allah, El, Elohim). Read More...

The Schumann Resonances

Schumann
In earlier posts, I discussed the UCLA study that found 110Hz switches on the right brain. This can be shown to be directly related to the Schumann Earth resonance. Read More...

Hindu Psychonautic Technology

Hindu
Several people have asked me to share some personal conclusions from my research. In particular, they are curious to know if it has made me religious or an atheist. Read More...

Yom Kippur and High Priest Rite

Yom
The Hebrew "ephod" or apron was worn by the High Priest of the Temple of Jerusalem. Hidden in its "hoshen" or breastplate were two specific objects of divination known as the Urim and Thummim. Read More...

Significance of the Dome of the Rock

Dome
The conflict in the Middle East is driven largely by a Muslim shrine called the "Dome of the Rock" built in 691 AD on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This is because the Hebrew Temple of Jerusalem was once built on this very site and many people now want to tear down the Dome and rebuild the "Third Temple of Solomon" here. Read More...

Cosmic Egg Symbolism in the Vedic Stupa

CosmicEgg
The World Egg or Cosmic Egg symbolism is found in numerous ancient cultures. It describes the universe as having hatched from an egg.
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Pentagonal Recursion to the Golden Ratio

Pentagonal
"My God, it's full of stars." - Dave Bowman, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Why exactly are there so many pentagram stars in our culture and what do they really mean?
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Origin of the word "Freemason"

Freemason
The term "Freemason" has a number of possible origins, but I would like to propose that the oldest meaning has to do with ancient Venus worship.
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Mormon Bee Symbolism

Bee
Bees are considered by many ancient cultures to be transcendental creatures. For example, the region of northern Egypt stretching from the Delta to Memphis was known as “Ta-Bitty,” or “the land of the bee.” Other civilizations based their mythology on a utopian land of milk and honey, considered to be the most abundant and fertile place imaginable. Bees were symbols of fertility not just in life, but also in the afterlife. Read More...

Etymology of "Mormon" & "Moroni"

Moriah
The Temple of Jerusalem is described in the book of Chronicles as being built "in mount Moriah" or, more specifically, at the peak of Moriah. This is the likely origin of the word "Mormon."
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Phrygian Attis in American Symbolism

Attis
The red "Liberty Cap" found in various U.S. seals and coins originated in ancient Phrygia (in Anatolia) with the worship of Attis, the consort of Cybele. Symbolic of personal liberty and enlightenment, Attis wore the red cap of the entheogenic Amanita Muscaria mushroom. Read More...

Daughters of Allah in the Kaaba

Kaaba
In Mecca there is a cuboid shrine known as the Kaaba. Muslims around the world make pilgrimages and pray to this sacred spot. But while the Kaaba is today considered the house of Allah, there are three pillars inside it that historically represent the Arabian goddess of Venus named Al-Lat. Read More...

Masonry and Psychedelic Symbolism

Kronos
One of the main symbols of Freemasonry is the Acacia branch, as acknowledged in 'Morals and Dogma' by Albert Pike. As the sacred wood used in the building of Solomon's temple - the model for all Masonic lodges - Acacia is greatly revered in Masonic rites.
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Was Hebrew Shewbread Psychedelic?

Shew
Shewbread, meaning “bread of the face” or “presence bread,” was the name given to 12 unleavened cakes placed in two piles on the Table of Shewbread in the Hebrew temple. This table was made of sacred acacia wood and stood on the north side of the altar of incense in the holy place (Ex. 25:23–30). Read More...

Religion, Numerology and Harmonics

Numerology
Musical scales and proportions were central to ancient religion, including the Bible. According to Brooklin College Professor Emeritus and archeomusicologist Ernest G. McClain, such symbolisms are descended from the harmonic astronomy of the Babylonians and tonal numerology of the Rig-Veda. Read More...

Archaeomusicology of the Ancient Near East

Archaeo
The field of archaeomusicology is the study of music in ancient cultures. Recent discoveries in this field have found that the mythology of ancient Mesopotamia is readable as tonal allegory when its numerology is decoded as tuning theory.
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The Sumerian Story of Genesis

Genesis
In Sumerian and Babylonian mythology, Adamu was the first man created by Enki, the creator god and inventor of civilization. As it was recorded, the gods tricked Adamu and his descendants out of immortality - not wanting man to be immortal like the gods - by telling him that the magic food of eternal life was poisonous to him. As a result, Adamu did not eat it and so did not become immortal. Read More...

The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni

Hal
The 6,000-year-old Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni in southern Malta is a 500-square-meter, three-level underground temple complex carved out of solid limestone. It exhibits a special psychoacoustical effect capable of altering consciousness. Read More...

The Hebrew Psychoacoustical Temple Template

Psycho
The Hebrew double-square temple design of Solomon’s Temple has been replicated around the world from famous European chapels and cathedrals to Masonic lodges and Mormon temples in America. Representing an ancient psychoacoustical technology capable of altering human consciousness, this “temple template” can entrain the human body and brain when activated with special music. Not surprisingly, it is based on proportions related to the golden ratio or “divine proportion.” Read More...

Early Mormon Temple Rites & Entheogens

Underwear
A central feature of Mormonism is the temple garments worn by its adherents. These are received after having an "endowment" or gift of "power from on high" bestowed during a temple ceremony. Read More...

Siberian Shamans & the Amanita Mushroom

Shaman
The Santa Claus story had its origin in Siberian shamanic practices. To this day Siberian shamans dress in ceremonial red and white fur-trimmed jackets to gather red and white-dotted Amanita Muscaria mushrooms.
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Cathars and the Consolamentum

Cathars
Catharism was a name given to a gnostic/dualistic Christian religious movement in the Languedoc region of France and other parts of Europe in the 11-13th centuries. Representing as much as 80% of the population of southern Europe at the time, Cathars meditated and worshipped in underground caves where "Perfecti" initiates and the dying took a Holy Communion known as the Consolamentum. Read More...

Psychedelic Mushrooms and Religion

Sahara
The oldest representations of psychoactive mushrooms in the world are found in The Sahara Desert, produced some 7000-9000 years ago. In these and other ancient mushroom art we repeatedly find an association with religious deities. It suggests that mind altering plants were central to the early development of religious ideas and ritual. Read More...

The Hebrew Holy Ghost & Cannabis

Ghost
In ancient Hebrew temples, the venusian goddess Asherah was once represented by a wooden idol, pole or pillar of smoke known as the "Shekinah." As a smoke goddess, she became what Christians today call the Holy Spirit. Read More...

Fairy Folklore & Mushroom Circles

Fairy
Fairy, pixie or elf rings are a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. In European folklore they are the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. Read More...

Entheogenic Roman Gods

Roman
Rome has a long history of entheogenic religious cults that lasted until 389-391 AD when the use of entheogenic communion was decreed "religio illicita" by Theodosius. Read More...

An Inconvenient Halloween Story

Halloween
The broom used in Wiccan ceremonies is call a "besom." This is made from a bundle of twigs tied to a "stouter pole." Its use in Wiccan ceremonies is not unlike the yupa pole used in Vedic ascension ceremonies. Read More...

Sekhmet, Guardian of the Underworld

Sekhmet
The lion-headed Egyptian goddess Sekhmet is cognate with the Vedic Tara (or Kali) and so symbolic of the dark warrior aspects associated with the planet Venus. Read More...

The "Last Supper" of Roman Mithras

Supper
Just as Christians line up in Church to receive the body and blood of Christ, so did initiates in the Mithraeum line up to receive the body and blood of Mithras. Indeed, Mithras was believed to exist inside the entheogenic plant used in communion. He would be sacrificed and eaten to save the congregation. This was his "last supper." Read More...

Rosslyn Cube Symbolism

Cubes
Here is a photograph I took in Scotland's 15th-century Rosslyn chapel of one of the "musical cubes" carved into the top of the central Shekinah pillar. As you can see, it is a golden cube cut to the golden ratio. Read More...

Aztec Entheogens

Aztec
The ancient Aztecs employed a variety of entheogenic plants and animals within their society. The various species have been identified through their depiction on murals, vases, and other objects. Read More...

Marduk, Martu, Meru

Marduk
The Sumerian/Babylonian sun god Marduk was probably descended from sky/sun god Indra of the Rig-Veda. There are several reasons to believe this. Read More...

Who is Tara?

Tara
The word "star" originates with the Vedic goddess Tara (equated to Kali), the wife and dark mother goddess of Shiva the Destroyer. Read More...

Meaning of the Red Sea

Red
The "Red Sea" is a direct translation of the Latin phrase "Mare Rubrum." A likely origin for this name is Mer-Ru or Meru, the Sanskrit name for the sacred mountain of the Rig-Veda. Read More...

What is Real?

Real
What is real? Is something "real" only when someone else is able to experience the same thing you do? Read More...

Esoteric Interpretation of the Mona Lisa

Mona
It occurs to me that Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece Mona Lisa could have been an attempt to reproduce the smile of a goddess he saw during an entheogenic vision.
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Origin of the Name "America"

AmericaName
Update on the surprising origin of the Name America. Read More...

Vajra and Harmonic Patterning

Patterning
A "vajra" is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. The ritual object of two vajras (left figure) found in India is called a double vajra or "Visvavajra." To Hindus, it symbolizes a diamond (that can cut anything but cannot be cut itself) and a thunderbolt (an irresistible force).
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LSD, Ergotism and Witchcraft

LSD
St. Anthony's Fire (also "holy fire") is an old name for "ergotism," which is the accidental ingestion of bread or beer infected with the ergot fungus. Yet, ergot has long been used purposely to induce religious visions and is often found connected with the rise of various religious cults, including certain Jewish and Christian sects. Read More...

Envisioning the Goddess

Goddess
In the latest Newsweek magazine, a doctor describes his near death experience where he was accompanied by a woman. Such visions of beautiful goddesses are not uncommon in entheogenic experiences and may be the inspiration behind the many myths of the Venusian goddess. Read More...

Psychoacoustics of the Sistine Chapel

Sistine
Like many other sacred spaces, the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican was designed to resonate the brain and induce altered states during chant. This psychoacoustical space even has the power to supercharge entheogenic communion. Read More...

The Psychedelic Acacia Tree of Life

Acacia
This is the Acacia tortilis tree, also known as the Umbrella Thorn and Israeli Babool. Timber from this tree is used for furniture, wagon wheels, fence posts, cages, and pens. Acacia wood was also used exclusively by the Israelites in the Old Testament in the building of the tabernacle and the tabernacle furniture, including the Ark of the Covenant. Read More...

The Armenian Plateau Cradle of Civilization

Cradle
To understand the ancient civilizations, one must begin in the "cradle of civilization" on the Armenian plateau of Mount Ararat. This was the land of the Nairi and Empire of Urartu where Vedic cosmology was born and from which all of the world's great civilizations received their astro-theological beliefs. Read More...

The Ichthys, Noah and the Sea Gods

Ichthys
The Ichthys is a popular symbol for Jesus the fisherman, yet hidden within it is an ancient link to the Rig-Veda and Aryan homeland of Armenia.
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Pegasus and Peganum Harmala

Harmala
The mythical horse Pegasus, known as the steed of Muhammad, is a well-known landmark of the Dallas skyline.* Recent research suggests there is a good possibility that Pegasus is actually a coded reference to a hoama/soma mixture of Peganum harmala (the seed used to dye 'magic carpets') and Amanita muscaria as the etymology of Peganum has been linked with the flying horse Pegasus. Read More...

Isis as the Egyptian Flying Serpent

Serpent
Discovered buried with Tutankhamun, the Egyptian Venusian goddess Isis is depicted as a feathered serpent. This may have descended from Vena/Shukra of the Rig-Veda who was considered the teacher of the asura serpents. Read More...

Hymn to Venu (from the Rig-Veda)

Vena
Mandala 1/ Hymn 123.* Vena., Rig-Veda

SEE, Vena, born in light, hath driven hither, on chariot of the air, the Calves of Pṛśni [mother goddess].
Singers with hymns caress [her] as an infant there where the waters and the sunlight mingle [Eastern/Easter horizon].
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Elves and Mushrooms

Gnomes
The Norse mythology surrounding elves is directly related to psychedelic mushrooms. Indeed, Grimm's three classifications of light, dark and black elves (or dwarves) are probably a personification of the Amanita Muscaria (white/red), Psilocybe cyanescens (tan/white) and Psilocybe semilanceata (dark brown/purple) mushrooms. Read More...

Meaning of Magdalene

Magdalene
In the story of The Judgement of Paris from Greek mythology, the goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite all claim to be the most beautiful. Zeus assigns the job of judging their beauty to a Trojan mortal named Paris. Presenting themselves naked before Paris on Mount Ida, Paris chooses Aphrodite and awards her with the Golden Apple of Eris. Read More...

The Hindu Trimurti

Trimurti
The origin of the Christian Trinity can be found in the Hindu Trimurti as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In an abstract sense, these three represent creativity, preservation and destruction in the Cosmos, but they also have a physical character. Read More...

The Drunken Hercules

Hercules
The Greek Herakles (Roman Hercules) was originally an entheogenic plant deity like Dionysus. Based on the older Phoenician god Melqart, Hercules' strength was the strength obtained by consuming the divine plant. Read More...

Religious Visions and Psychoactive Plants

Plants
Evidence is beginning to accumulate that entheogenic plants were available to ancient Biblical prophets.
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The Universal Solar Serpent Deity

Universal
Here is a comparison between the Peruvian god Virachocha and the Indian god Vishnu, along with a host of other deities depicted holding serpents in both hands. Read More...

Christ as Sol Invictus under St. Peter's Basilica

Invictus
Mosaic of Christ as Sol Invictus or Apollo-Helios in Mausoleum M in the pre-fourth-century necropolis beneath St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican — interpreted by many as representing Christ.
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Quetzalcoatl as the Egyptian "Serpopard"

Serpopard
The Babylon dragon or "serpopard" (a mythical half-serpent / half-lioness creature) is found carved on the oldest known artifacts from Egypt and Mesopotamia. Often found in pairs with necks intertwined, this mythical creature is believed to have evolved from Neolithic giraffe motifs into the twin-serpent Caduceus symbol used today as a symbol of health and medicine. Read More...

The Buddhabrot Fractal

Buddhabrot
Some suggest Buddha is really the Mandelbrot archetype visualized during deep meditation. Read More...

Hexagon-Pentagon Geometry in Tryptophan

Tryptophan
Resonant patterning is a unifying principle behind the use of both acoustics and entheogens in ancient temples. Read More...

St Anthony's Fire and the Sun Door

Anthony
A "wheaten wheel" or wreath of wheat was placed at the top of a yupa pole (cross) by the ancient Vedics to represent the Sun Door. Read More...

Ghandarvas as Machine Elves

Ghandarvas
Gandharvas are the psychedelic musician spirits of Indian mythology who fly as messengers between the divine and human worlds. Read More...

Vedi Near Mount Ararat

Armenia
This map shows the biblical Mount Ararat in proximity to a town in Armenia named Vedi which lies on the Vedi River. Read More...

The Machine Elves

Machine
Visions of the Machine Elves are fairly common under the influence of DMT. Are these experiences of some shared archetype built into the human neural cortex or perception of a real non-physical realm? Read More...

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri

Oxy
The Etruscan Bacchus was called Esar or Nesar; the Umbrian Desar; the Assyrian Issus; the Greek Dionysus; the Galatian Nyssus; the Hebrew Nizziz; a Greek form was Iacchus (from Iach, a shout); the Latin Bacchus; other forms of the word are the Norse EIS; the Phoenician IES; the Persian Yez; the Gaulish Hes; the German Hist; and the Chinese Jos. Read More...

Jacobs Ladder & Vedic Ascension

Jacobs
The story of Jacob's Ladder can be interpreted as a retelling of the ancient Vedic ascension ceremony, including the ritual of entheogenic communion. Read More...

Rebis and the Cosmic Egg

Rebis
The Fool is the wild card and the divine androgyne. It’s number is zero. Read More...

Jesus and Mushrooms

Vegi
There is a much deeper discussion to be had than whether Jesus had a wife or not.



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Osiris: An Early Green Man

Green
Egyptian Osiris - the first in a long line of "green men" or entheogenic plant gods. Consuming the plant in communion allowed the god to enter the body and liberate the uraeus "king" consciousness. Read More...

Psychoacoustics of the Texas Capitol

Texas
The Texas Capitol rotunda is typical of many American Capitol buildings. It is modeled after the Vedic stupa (and Venus Blueprint) which incorporates a World Egg dome topped with a harmika and Cosmic Tree steeple. Read More...

Anatolia: Birthplace of Religion

Anatolia
There is now an agreement amongst most linguists, anthropologists and archeologues that the homeland of the ancient Vedic "Indo-Europeans" is southern central Anatolia in Turkey. Nestled in the foothills of the Taurus mountains, this is where the oldest known temple of Gobekli Tepe was built some 12,000 years ago. Read More...

Etruscan Pyramids Discovered

Pyramids
Professor David George and a group of Saint Anselm students and alumni recently announced the discovery of a series of pyramidal structures under the city of Orvieto, Italy, just north of Rome. Read More...

Astrotheological Symbolism of the Vedic Trinity

Harmika
Vedic symbol for non-local mind technology. Ascending upward by journeying inward - the original Torch of Liberty. Read More...

Vedic Stupa Symbolism

VedicStupa

At the top of a Vedic stupa is a cone representing the Cosmic Tree. At the top of this tree is a "parasol." Above that is then placed the Vedic trinity representing the Moon, Sun and Venus, in that order. Read More...

Spanish Bullfight Symbolism

Bullfight
Veronica - a maneuver in a Spanish bullfight. Read More...

Odin: A Cyclops Symbol of Enlightenment

Odin
For this Wednesday, or Wodin's Day, here is Norse god Odin riding his 8-legged horse Sleipnir into the ninth world known as Hel. Read More...

The Meroe Pyramids in Nubia

Meroe
As a direct reference to the Vedic legend of Mount Meru, the Meroe pyramids may be the model for the Masonic pyramid on the U.S. dollar bill. Read More...

The Phoenix Symbol for the Queens Jubilee in 2012

Phoenix
The ancient symbol for the Venus Transit - the Phoenix - rises from the ashes at the Olympics closing ceremony. This completes the Venus symbolism of the Queen's Jubilee timed to correspond with the transit last June. Read More...

Venus: Guide to the Underworld

Underworld
Wings outstretched, Isis holds a sail and ankh to become the throne for the sun god Ra, carrying him across the sky and into the Underworld at night. Read More...

Venus: Love Goddess

Love
Here is a telling statue I found in the Athens museum showing Venus, Cupid and Bacchus together. Venus defends herself with a shoe as Bacchus tries to seduce her. Read More...

Artemis: Moon Goddess

Moon
The Greek goddess Artemis (Arcadian Kallisto) was the model for Roman Diana, the virgin moon goddess and night huntress. She was worshipped as a fertility/childbirth goddess like Lilthyia (Lilith) believed to assist young women in childbirth. During the Classical period in Athens, she was identified with Hecate - the Venusian goddess of liberty. Read More...

Isis: Venusian Mother Goddess

Hathor
Here is another picture I took of Egyptian goddess Isis at the Bardo museum in Tunis, Tunisia. Descended from the older Venusian goddesses Hathor and Lusaaset, Isis is depicted with wings and wearing a bull-horned headdress representing the crescent moon. Read More...

Magdalene: Woman of the Triple Tower

TripleTower
Here is a statue of Mary Magdalene at Salisbury Cathedral in England, identifying her as the leader and founder of the First Church of Britain. Read More...

Dual Phoenix Rose

Window
This stained glass window was installed in Rosslyn chapel during the 1860's as part of a restoration project. It depicts two opposing phoenixes rising through a stylized Star of David to become two pentagonal rose-stars. Read More...

Egyptian Deities

Tunisia
A photo I took in Tunisia of Osiris (center), Horus (left) and Isis (right). Read More...

Zeus' Lightning and Entheogenics

Zeus
Amurru was the Sumerian/Akkadian god who was the son of the sky-god Anu. There is evidence Amurru was also the real god of Abraham, perhaps replaced along the way by the rival Jewish god YHWH (Bel-Yah or Ba'al, the later Babylonian rain God), who descended into Christianity and Islam. He was associated with lightning and is considered the source for the legendary thunderbolts of Zeus. Read More...

Caduceus Sculpture

Sculpture
Thought this was interesting. A combination Venusian goddess and Hermetic caduceus to be installed on seven continents. Read More...

Entheogenic Effect on Consciousness

Conscious
Here is a paper discussing MRI evidence that psychedelic mushrooms, like those used in many ancient entheogenic communion rituals, actually REDUCE measurable neural activity in the brain rather than increase it. Read More...

U.S. Capitol at Vedic Temple

Capitol
Most think of the government buildings in Washington D.C. as reproductions of Greco-Roman architecture, but they are more fundamentally based on the Vedic stupa and underlying Venus Blueprint. Read More...

Evening Star Resurrection Symbolism

Resurrection
The fairy tale of Snow White is actually a retelling of the story of Greek goddess Persephone's celestial rebirth after eating symbolically psychoactive seeds. Read More...

Vadhathika Cave Acoustics

Cave
The 2000 year-old Vadhathika cave of the Barabar Hills, Bharat(India) is an excellent example of a chamber tuned to have a psychoacoustical effect. Read More...

Pyramid Geometry in the Vedic Sri Yantra Meru

SriYantra
The Sri Yantra mandala is typically associated with Vedic Meru temples and sometimes used explicitly in their design. Read More...

Lay of the Last Minstrel

Minstrel
Sir Walter Scott's beautiful Rosabelle, the Venusian goddess of Rosslyn chapel believed to resurrect the Sinclair Barons into the afterlife. Read More...

Swastika Symbolism

Swastika
The Shwaas-tika symbol, meaning "serpent breath," was once used to mark Vedic temples on Hindu maps. It corresponded to the swirling temple or "tika" of the brain's pineal gland and crown chakra. Virtually every culture and religion in the world had some variation of this divine naga symbol, including Christianity.
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Ba'al Sun Symbolism & Etymology

Baal
This is a 14-12th century BC statue of the Semitic god Ba'al in Ugarit. He was a rain god, often shown holding a club and thunderbolt, and is equated with Egyptian Osiris, Greek Zeus and Roman Jupiter. Read More...

Evidence of Fertility Gods at Rochester Cathedral, Kent

Fertility
There is an interesting story behind the Green Man and so-called "Sheila-na-gig" sculptures found in the cathedral at Rochester, Kent. Read More...

Evolution of the Human Body in Harmonic Lattice

Lattice
Stone temples built according to human proportions, which is to say the proportions of our solar system, will resonate sympathetically with the body and brain. Indeed, all living things evolve within a harmonically resonating lattice, which ancient peoples appear to have understood quite well. Read More...

Vedic Symbols

VedicSymbols
Earlier posts illustrate the correspondence between the Venus Blueprint and a variety of ancient symbols. This illustration provides additional detail on stupa symbolisms derived from the orbital geometry of Venus and what it really means. Read More...

Harmonic Geometry of the Head

Head
The Venus Blueprint appears more and more like a universal resonance pattern in nature. For instance, the human head follows a pentagonal egg pattern similar to the orbital geometry of Venus. Read More...

Key Harmonic Intervals in the Human Body

Intervals
The original inspiration behind this book was my interest in finding the source for the musical cosmology behind the Rig-Veda. One area I examined was the musical structure of the body which the Greeks called Musica Humana. Read More...

Venus Transit in Art

Transit
The switch has been thrown. If we are to believe the ancient writings, the world has now been fertilized by the Birth of Venus and has entered into a final gestation phase for the new Sun.
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The Rosslyn Pentagrams

Pentagrams
This is a photo I took of the Shekinah pillar representing the Hebrew goddess of Venus in Rosslyn chapel. The Venus transit is now nearly aligned with this sacred fertility location relative to the chapel's floor plan. It sits directly in front of the holy of holies altar, the most sacred place in any Hebrew temple. Read More...

Venus Transit Symbolism & Rosslyn

RosslynTransit
Thought I would post this one last time as Venus is now in the middle of its 2012 transit. Read More...

The Queen and the Union Jack

UnionJack
I have to say that the British Queen's Diamond Jubilee seems suspiciously timed to coincide with today's transit of the Queen of Heaven, whose gemstone is the diamond. Read More...

The Return of Venus in Cyberspace

Cyberspace
Some years ago I wrote a 3D myth-rock graphic novelette about the return of Venus through cyberspace. Read More...

Sun Ring in 2010

SunRing
This is a picture of the Sun from October 2010 showing the strange formation of a giant ring on its surface. Read More...

The Rosslyn Motet

Motet
This is a picture I took of famed Scottish composer Stuart Mitchell directing an ensemble in rehearsal of The Rosslyn Motet inside Rosslyn chapel on April 2011. Written by Stuart, the 15th-century motet is based on a melody he and his father Tommy decoded from cymatic patterns carved into the chapel's arches. Read More...

The Solar Matrushka Egg

Matrushka
The Venus Blueprint is not only descriptive of the orbital geometry of Venus and Vedic temple design. It can be nested within itself to create an averaged orbital spacing model for the entire solar system. Read More...

The Egyptian Triangle

EgyptianTriangle
This is Step-1 of a 5-step geometric analysis of Rosslyn chapel in the book. Read More...

The Creation of Adam

Creation
"The Creation of Adam" in the Vatican Sistine Chapel is actually a depiction of Jupiter, Venus and Cupid inside a cutaway of the human brain. Read More...

The Temple of Bacchus

Bacchus
The Temple of Bacchus is the largest Roman temple in the world. Located in Baalbek, Lebanon (once known as Heliopolis), this temple was dedicated to the Romanized Ba'al Trinity of Jupiter (Sun), Venus and Bacchus (the god of intoxication). Read More...

Venus Goddesses

VenusGoddess
Here are a few more Venusian goddesses to go with the ones posted a couple of weeks ago. Read More...

The Oculus Omni

Oculus
Greek historian Plutarch referred to Lusaaset, the earliest Egyptian goddess of Venus, as the "mistress of Annu" and "Eye of Ra." This nickname for Venus came from the planet's transit across the face of the Sun, forming a circumpunct "" that seemed to peer down at Earth like the eye of God. Read More...

Vedic Fertility Temple Design

TempleDesign
A diagram showing the correspondences between Classical Vedic temple design and Rosslyn Chapel. Read More...

The Roman Green Man

GreenMan
In the book, I discuss the relationship between Venus and various plant gods known as "Green Men." The Roman Green Man was Bacchus, god of the garden and intoxication. Read More...

Babylonian Amurru / Incan Amaru

Amaru
There are many things that prove an ancient connection between the Old World and the New World. One of these is the god of Amurru, lord of the sacred mountain. Read More...

Vedic Symbols in Rosslyn Chapel

ChapelSymbols
The Shekinah pillar in Scotland's 15th-century Rosslyn chapel is a symbol for the Hebrew goddess Asherah (or Ashtarot). Read More...

Venusian Goddess Symbolism

VenusSymbolisms
The two astrological houses of Venus were harmonic symbols of Venus derived from her pentagonal orbital geometry. Read More...

The Harmonic Science of Vedic Cosmology

VedicCosmology
My interest in Venus did not begin with the study of astronomy, mythology, symbolism or temple acoustics. It began with the study of harmonics and vibratory resonance patterns, particularly as they appear in plants and animals. Read More...

The Empress

Empress
1909 Tarot deck image of Venus - queen of the deck. Read More...

2012 Venus Transit

2012Transit
Today, May 18, 2012 we see the Vedic Trinity of the Sun, Venus and Moon beginning to converge. This process was so important to ancient astronomers that it became the founding story of the world's religions, heralding the rebirth of a new Sun. Read More...

The Heart of Venus

Heart
Within the 8-year rose orbital pattern of Venus is a cardioid or heart. Read More...

Psychoactive Geometry

Bosnia
The main psychoactive geometry within the Venus Blueprint design appears to be the Meru pyramid (based on the Egyptian triangle). This particular shape has been experimentally proven to interact with the electromagnetic current in the atmosphere and act as a capacitor or battery to collect and store electrostatic energy. Read More...

Religious Visions

ReligiousVisions
Religious visions were once the primary goal of religion. Read More...

Venus at the Tuileries Garden

Tuileries
School is a good place to become informed and learn to think critically. There you might learn what you need to get a good job and launch a career. Read More...

Cybele and Helios Medallion

Helios
A 2nd century BC medallion plate describing the goddess Cybele (Venus) on a chariot, in front of a fire altar, and under a depiction of Helios (Sun). Read More...

Torch of Venus

Torch
This is entitled "The Torch of Venus" by French painter Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. Read More...

The Harmika Pendant

Pendant
I don't usually do this sort of thing, but I thought the Harmika symbol atop the classic Vedic stupa model would make a nice pendant. I've not found anything like it. Read More...

Mayan Fifth Sun

Fifth
It is May 11, 2012 and just 11 days until the book release on the 22nd - so, I thought it was the right time to talk about the relationship of eleven to the solar cycle and Gregorian calendar.
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Geometry of the Human Cranium

Cranium
The human cranium is a pentagonal egg structure. Read More...

Rosslyn Tower Etching

Etching
Thought I would post a photo of the underground sacristy etching in Rosslyn chapel that first inspired me to write The Venus Blueprint. Read More...

Vedic Freemason Symbols

VedicMasonry
Freemasonry can be understood as a modern expression of Vedic cosmology. Read More...

Vedic Royalty Symbolism

Royalty
The symbols of royalty are descended from Vedic temple design and the sacred geometry of the Venus Blueprint. Read More...

North Pole and Mt. Meru

NorthPole
Stars appear to rotate around the pole star. Read More...

Vedic Stupa in Medival Architecture

MedievalStupa
Vedic stupa design adapted by the Romans in Venice (Venus). World Egg topped with a harmika.
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Mount Meru Models

MeruModels
Abrahamic religious concepts were adopted from the Babylonians who received them primarily from the Vedic Sumerians, though also the Egyptians, Persians and Indians - all of whom were Vedic in their beliefs. Read More...

Symbolism of the Vedic Harmika

VedicHarmika
The "harmika" is the symbolic steeple of the Vedic stupa, also known as the Cosmic Tree. Read More...

Earth-Moon-Venus Relationship

EarthMoon
The Symbolic Connection between Planets and Plants
(Orbital resonance of the Vedic trinity)
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The Meru Stupa

StupaMeru
The prime symbol of Vedic Cosmology is the Meru stupa or temple. Combining the Cosmic Egg and Cosmic Axis of sacred Mount Meru and topping it with the Cosmic Tree, the stupa model represents the transcendental pathway to heaven. Read More...

Vedic Ascension Symbolism

Ascension
The Symbolism of Ascension
(Origin of the Cross, the Christmas Tree and Maypole)
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The Birth of Venus

Birth
Origin of Aphrodite (The Birth of Venus) Read More...

First Esoteric Order

Esoteric
This is an interesting astrological wheel from the First Esoteric Order of Brazil. It features Isis (Venus) as the Morning Star holding the torch of enlightenment in one hand and the Kundalini serpent of enlightenment in the other. Read More...

The 2012 Venus Transit

2012VenusTransit
Here is the conjunction sequence leading up to the 2012 Venus Transit: Read More...

Venus Blueprint Temple Design

Blueprint
Ziggurats, a word derived from the Assyrian ziqquratu meaning "high," were a type of temple common to the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians of ancient Mesopotamia. Read More...

Vedic Fertility Temple Design

FertilityDesign
Rosslyn chapel was built in the 15th century and officially dedicated as a Catholic collegiate chapel to St. Matthew. However, the chapel's true purpose as a fertility temple to Venus can be found in its correspondence to classical Vedic temple design. Read More...

The Liberty Archetype

Liberty
Hecate was an Arcadian (pre-Greek) fertility goddess who became the symbol of freedom we know as the Columbian goddess or Lady Liberty. Read More...

Rosslyn Bee Symbolism

BeeSymbolism
In 2010, workers discovered two manmade stone beehives built into the steeples of Rosslyn chapel. Bees would enter and exit through a 5-petal rose hole, symbolizing the rose-line orbit of Venus as a womb for her children. Read More...

Rosslyn Floor Plan

FloorPlan
Here is a diagram showing how the floor plan of 15th-century Rosslyn chapel was designed using the orbital geometry of Venus as a blueprint. Read More...

The Green Man

GreenManCarving
In researching the origin of the Green Man legend in Rosslyn chapel, I discovered this archetype stretches back thousands of years to the Egyptian god Osiris. Read More...

Vedic Cosmology

RosslynCosmology
Much of what Rosslyn chapel's designers William St. Clair and Sir Gilbert Hay knew about temple building they learned from the medieval Qabala. Read More...

The Starbucks Metaphor

Starbucks
Identified variously as a double-tailed siren or "Melusine" mermaid, the Starbucks logo is actually a Venusian fertility goddess. .. Read More...

The Threshold of Certainty

For the past century, mainstream science has claimed that quantum effects operate only on the quantum level and have no effect on matter at the classical level above the atomic level. However, an experiment in 2004 proved this is not so by inducing quantum uncertainty in a large C70 fullerine molecule. Read More...

The Missing Color

As the sun rises, the sky turns from indigo to violet. Rising over the horizon, colors of red, orange, gold and yellow merge with cyan and deep blues. And as the sun sets, the sky reverses through yellows, golds, reds and magenta to reach violet and indigo once again. Each of the color bands of the visible spectrum are accounted for, save for one. What is it? Read More...

Bosnian pyramids and new evidence for an ancient harmonic science

Yesterday, I sent an email to a Mr. Nenad Djurdjevic concerning his work on certain symbols he had found in the 10,000 year-old pyramids in Bosnia... Read More...

The Psychedelic Tree of Life

An exploration of the connection between Egyptian and Christian theology through astronomical symbolisms and enthogenic ritual. Read More...

The Golden Enneagram

The Enneagram is a nine-pointed star polygon, also known as a nonagram, that is often associated with certain esoteric and mystical qualities. First introduced to the West by George Gurdjieff, a Greek-Armenian mystic and spiritual teacher, it was the symbol of universal harmony used in his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man and what later became known as The Fourth Way school. Read More...

Evidence for ancient voyages to America

The established presence of Romans and probably Phoenicians in the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa has led some researchers to suggest the islands may have been used as a stepping-off point for pre-Columbian journeys to the Americas... Read More...

Ritual of the Last Supper

It's Maundy Thursday once again and time to celebrate the Eucharist of The Last Supper where Jesus gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body," and wine, saying, "This is my blood." But, what is this really all about? Read More...

Nature's Hydrogen Bomb

Spring flowers are a kind of music - the music carbon-12 atoms make as they resonate into the pentagonal liquid crystal lattice of hydrogen and oxygen. Read More...

The Celestial Origin of Easter

Most think of Easter as the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As this post explains, it is actually a very ancient fertility rite associated with the Venus Transit. Read More...

The Meri Duality

Mona Lisa was Leonardo da Vinci's symbol for the sacred feminine, which is defined in ancient mythology as a duality between Venus and the Moon. The two Biblical Marys were an instance of this feminine duality, which is described in this post. Read More...

The Out-of-India Theory

The out-of-India theory suggests the cradle of civilization is not ancient Sumer in Mesopotamia, but instead located in India. These underwater ruins at Yonaguni Jima lend support to the theory. Read More...

The Birth of World Religion from the Divine Proportion

Modern day religions are descended from a long lineage of personifications of celestial objects, namely the Sun, Moon and Venus. In particular, the orbit of Venus creates a geometric pattern recognized in ancient times as proof of a divine ordering of the cosmos. This post summarizes the evidence for harmonic physics as the founding principle behind religion. Read More...

The Great Monomyth

There is a single thread to be found in all religions based on the annual death/ rebirth cycle of the Sun during the Winter Solstice. This has been personified from culture to culture using solar deities, each described as the Son (or Sun) of God. This post lists out the striking similarities. Read More...

The Last Serpent Deity

Those who have followed my writings may have stumbled on an article entitled The Harmonic Messiah.  In it I found calendar evidence that Jesus was probably prophesied as a new serpent deity due to replace Bacchus / Dionysus... Read More...

The Untold Story of Valentine's Day

Where did Valentine's Day originate and what does it mean? The answer may surprise you. Read More...

On Quantum Biology

Most consider space empty. However, quantum physics is based on the assumption that space is structured like a cubic lattice. This was discovered in the early 20th century when it was noticed that atoms having electrons intersecting all corners of a cube were the most stable. Carbon is the most stable, as it balances best in a cube... Read More...

Defining consciousness...

I think we have a problem in defining consciousness. Does consciousness require language or can it exist without internal dialogue? Is consciousness the same as self-awareness. Is it on/off or a gradient? Read More...

World's first egg cymatics

Cymatic vibration patterns have long been compared to organic geometries in plants, such as the regular patterns inside fruit, vegetables and flowers. But, here are the first cymatic experiments I have seen that use an egg container to mimic certain animal geometry. Read More...

The Lay of the Last Minstrel

I’ve written a lot about Rosslyn chapel and have found it to contain a wealth of ancient knowledge about acoustics. This post describes my latest findings on how its design maximizes resonance and sound propagation in the horizontal directions while suppressing vertical standing waves and echoes. I can only wonder how much they really knew. Read More...

Linking Merukh-t to America through Wales

Received an official coat-of-arms document for Christmas explaining the history of my namesake "Merrick". But, it didn't say anything about Merukh-t or Merrut being related to an ancient name for Egypt or the Vedic legend of Mount Meru... Read More...

2011: The Dragon Returns

Ring in the new year with a new 2011 wallpaper (and perhaps a new worldview to boot). Download it here... Read More...

Meru Christmas

Everyone knows that the Christmas tree is a pagan symbol, but no one seems to know what it means. In this post, I present a possible explanation reaching all the way back to the Vedic mythology of Mount Meru. Read More...

The Purple Shekinah

There are some very interesting connections concerning the Shekinah pillar in Rosslyn. Please bear with me as I try to explain... Read More...

Gravity as geometric resonance

There is another way of looking at the problem of gravity. For just a minute, let's agree that gravity is a function of the geometry of space (Einstein's geodesics) and that the total amount of energy (and thus mass) trapped in the Sun's gravity bubble was distributed as plasma according to simple harmonic laws. From this we should be able to estimate the size and spacing of the planets in our solar system using only geometry - no empirical observations at all other than to scale it to the Sun's radius. Impossible you say? Read More...

Phi-heterodyning

One of the key points of Harmonic Interference Theory is the role the golden ratio 1.618033... plays in supporting the formation of standing waves and harmonics. Specifically, Phi and its inverse represent non-reflective damping proportions in a resonant frequency that enables harmonics to reflect either side of it. This post describes that process and shows how the golden ratio can be used to directly generate a sine wave. Read More...

Venus synodic period

Here are some interesting astronomical patterns of Venus and Sun. Read More...

Pyramid building modeled on Mt. Meru

This post describes the geometrical and symbolic relationship between the Great Pyramid and the Vedic legend of Mount Meru. Read More...

Venus Transit through Rosslyn

A little alchemy never hurt anyone. Here is an interesting correspondence between Rosslyn and the upcoming Venus transit in 2012. Read More...

Isha and Ishtar as Venus StarKey

Here's something else very interesting to go with the previous post... Read More...

The St. Matthew cover story for Rosslyn chapel

While it is now known that the designers of Rosslyn chapel, William Sinclair and Sir Gilbert Hay, were Ebionites, I have remained confused about why Rosslyn was dedicated to St. Matthew. So I did some digging and found some very enlightening connections to India and the Vedas. Read More...

My illustration as a crop circle

I think someone has been reading my website (or my mind). The crop circle on July 6th at Danebury Hill near Stockbridge, Hampshire looks like one of the poster graphics from the Musica Universalis area of my website. Read More...

A medieval Schumann resonance amplifier

Here is proof that music tuned to A-432 using my 81-AET temperament is uniquely synchronous with both Rosslyn chapel and the Schumann ELF frequencies (Earth resonance). Indeed, Rosslyn chapel appears to be a 9X amplifier for Schumann resonance. Read More...

The Egyptian Ankh - a Vedic symbol?

The Egyptian Ankh may be of a much more ancient origin and pertain to the planet Venus. Read More...

StarKey as Birth of Venus

This may be too much to bear, but take a look anyway. Read More...

Temple of the Mind

Ancient temples were probably intended as a reproduction of the human cranial chamber. The StarKey geometry seems to support this and other connections to religious tradition. Read More...

Rosslyn chapel as Venus StarKey

To really grasp the magnificent musical symbolism of Rosslyn chapel, please take some time to read and absorb the following. Beginning with the harmonic theory set forth in my first book Interference, I am now 100% convinced that Rosslyn chapel was designed as a symbol for the Music of the Spheres and temple to celebrate the Venus Transit. Read More...

The Merovingian Gold in Rosslyn

My trip to Rosslyn chapel in April 2010 triggered a new flow of discovery and artistic inspiration. For background to this post, take a quick look at this and this, then read this post. Read More...

The StarKey

If you were the designer of the universe, how would you bootstrap life? Read More...

Clavicula Salomonis

I’ve been trying to figure out Solomon's most famous grimoire for a long time. As it turns out, I had solved it more than 2 years ago when I used a series of nested pentagrams to approximate the geometry of an egg. Read More...

Relationship of the Golden Mean to the Mayan 5th Sun

A surprising correspondence between the Mayan calendar and the golden mean.

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The Roseline of Venus

Connecting Rosslyn chapel with Vedic tradition through the rose orbit of Venus. Read More...

Mt. Meru, Part 1 - The crypt of Rosslyn chapel

I recently made a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland with my family to meet some friends and visit the mysterious 15th century Rosslyn chapel. In the process, I discovered something very interesting.

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Mt. Meru, Part 2 - The real gold of Khufu

One of the things I came to understand during the writing of Interference was the association between the Fibonacci series ( 1,1,2,3,5,8, 13, etc., spiraling toward the golden ratio) and the mythology surrounding dragon-serpents. This post describes how this was symbolized in ancient Hindu mythology and connected with the planet Venus. Read More...

Golden Powers in the Fibonacci series

The Fibonacci series converges to more than just the golden ratio. It also converges to powers of the golden ratio. Read More...

The Galaxy that Laid the Golden Egg

Our schools and churches do not tell us everything. They don’t tell us even the simplest things; things like the Earth-Moon system matches the geometry of a hen’s egg and that both are a containment property of the golden mean, Φ = (5 + 1) / 2. Read More...

The Annual Golden Ratio: August 13th

I have just had a very interesting insight linking the Moon and Venus related to August 13th. It may represent an additional important date relative to Rosslyn (its Venus symbolisms) and the Mayan calendar year of 2012. Read More...

How Nature counts

Imagine, if you will, a time before numbers. A time when people had not yet created symbols to represent quantity and order objects in the world. In this primordial, prehistoric world we might ask if numbers still existed, waiting to be discovered. If so, does Nature itself count and, if so, how? Read More...

Common sense proof for the existence of spirit

There is a very simple way for each of us to know without a doubt that we are more than a material being. The proof for this is in the nether realm just before we fall asleep... Read More...

Embryonic Geometry

Thought I would post a more direct illustration of the geometry of an embryo prior to it resonating into the characteristic geometry of a human body.

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The Human Nautilus

In my own quest for understanding, I continue to be drawn to the study of the human mind and how it relates to the geometry of the head and body. I have always felt that clues to consciousness must exist in every part of the body and that we have but to understand the entire body to understand consciousness.

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The Gibraltar Star

This is a follow-up to my blog post entitled 'The Twin Pillars of Hercules.'

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Our Multi-Choice Reality

There is really something quite profound about how digital media technology is changing human society. We can never be sure that what we see in a magazine, on TV or at the movies is real or synthesized. Now more than ever, people have to choose which illusion they want to believe in. Seeing is no longer believing.

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The Tetraktys

Here are a few words about the Tetraktys and its relationship to harmonic physics.

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The Twin PIllars of Hercules

After finishing my last article Eleven that described my experience (and apparent widespread phenomenon) of 'seeing elevens', I watched this excellent video about this same subject. Avia Venefica's comments about the symbolic meaning of the double ones of eleven and its duality are right on target, which prompted me to further connect this phenomena with the physics and mythology of harmonic resonance.

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Physics of Consciousness

I'm reading a great book right now that proposes the best theory I've ever seen to explain what consciousness is and how it works exactly. Read More...

The Swirling, Swooping, Swooshing, Swerving, Swastika letter "S"

Here is a little more on the origin and use of the universal symbol for spirals in nature, represented in ancient religions by serpents, snakes, snails, etc., etc.

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Turtles all the way down

The popular phrase 'Turtles all the way down' refers to the infinite regression theory of the cosmos, otherwise known as 'the fractal universe.' It is a modern retelling of the ancient fable that the world is borne on the back of one or more enormous animals, such as the turtle in Native American creation myth. It begs the question, 'Upon what is the turtle standing on?

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Slaying the Dragon

How many times have we heard the story of brave knights riding off to slay the fire-breathing dragon? How many mythological gods have had to battle the hydra, slay the python or behead the serpent-headed gorgon? And how many movies have depicted the same dragon slaying theme with slithering monsters or fanged aliens from another planet? Even in the Bible...

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Cymatic Symphony Video

Here is an excellent video of visual music... Read More...

2012 as a harmonic number

Ok, here's something for all you 2012 fans out there. We all know that the Mayan calendar ends then and that McKenna's timewave theory derived from the IChing ends too. And we know there is a Venus crossing on June 6, 2012 and that a solar maximum is forecast as well, but did you know that 2012 as a number has certain harmonic qualities? Read More...

Golden ratios in the lunar and venusian orbits

In thinking further about the two posts below concerning the mythology of Luna and Venus, i started measuring their orbits in lunar days and reconfirmed what I presented in my book, namely that the golden ratio is deeply involved as a damping proportion in the solar system... Read More...

The Passion of Luna

There is a very important octave relationship between the Moon and Venus that was well understood in antiquity and anthropomorphized as complentary goddesses in mythology. Read More...

The Love of Venus

Ever wonder why people put a 5-pointed star on top of their Christmas tree or why we celebrate three wise men from the east who followed the Star of Bethlehem? The answer lies in the importance of the planet Venus to pre-Christian theosophies in proving the existence of a cosmic harmony and intelligence in Nature. Read More...

Symbols of Harmonic Physics

In my travels this Summer to Greece and Italy, I became more aware of how spirals were associated with the Underworld in ancient mythology and symbolism. In this post, I explore the correspondence of female deities of the Underworld and the ancient swas-tika symbol to an apparent knowledge of the physics of harmonic damping.

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Outside or Inside?

There has been a long history of disagreement concerning the location of god. Some would claim god is a distinct personality that lives in a separate place called 'heaven' while others would claim god is in nature and inside ourselves. The way I see it, this is a crucial point that determines a person's entire world view and any sense of spirituality.

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Earth-Moon proportions from the Vescia Piscis

Here is a quick sketch demonstrating how the Earth-Moon system is a harmony between maximum resonance and maximum damping, then approximated in a simple equation using only Fibonacci numbers. Read More...

Gaudi magic square

While visiting Barcelona a week ago I visited Gaudi's famed basilica. This building was absolutely stunning and was packed with symbolisms, such as a Christmas tree stuck onto the top of the front steeple and fruit on the top of other spires. I also found an interesting magic square on the side that got me to thinking... Read More...

Origin of the word "Vatican"

In visiting Vatican City, I was surprised by the number of pre-Christian artifacts and symbols. The origin of the term Vatican helped me understand why this would be the case. Read More...

Hexagonal Symbol from Carthage

Here is a mosaic from Carthage showing the 12 astrological signs plus the 7 days of the week as a hexagonal arrangement. Read More...

Pentagonal flowers

A couple of interesting pentagonal flowers in the Mediterranean. Read More...

Harmonic Icons of Antiquity

Just returned from a one-month tour of 8 countries in the Mediterranean, visiting numerous Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Phoenician archeological sites. This entry is the beginning of several posts discussing ancient mythological symbols and their connection to harmonic philosophy and torsion physics. Read More...

Musica Universalis Model

In the book, a recursive Hilbert Space is proposed as a common geometric model for both the solar system and the human body. There was not enough space to present both together, so this post provides a high resolution diagram that clearly and simply demonstrates their shared harmonic properties. Read More...

The Medieval Symbol of Resonance

In the mid-1990s, I was involved in developing the Quest for the Holy Grail CD-ROM game with Monty Python. If you lived in Germany, you would not have known it under this name since the concept of the Holy Grail was not as well known. Instead, you will remember it as "Kokos Nuss" or "Coconuts," named after the low-budget clip-clop gag in the movie. The most challenging and memorable puzzle in the game involved the spanking of the Naughty Nuns of Castle Anthrax by Sir Galahad The Chaste. Needless to say, this was a fun game to play.

But while it was only a silly satire, it did get me thinking seriously about what the Holy Grail once signified and why it was so important in medieval Europe. This post describes my most recent theory about all that... Read More...

Correspondence of Solar Cycles to Social Cycles

There are many harmonic properties of the solar system, but perhaps the most amazing is this:

Sun radius / Mercury semi-major axis = 12 / 1000
695,000km / 57.91666Mkm = 12 / 1000

That is, the ratio of the Sun's sphere to Mercury's sphere measured from the center of the solar system is 12:1000.

In general, the Gaussian Interference function introduced in the book (which also balances at a resonance value of 12) can also be found to describe the cycle of sun spots. We are currently in a solar minimum with the fewest sunspots since at least 1913. Many of the intersection points of the sunspot cycle happen to correspond to recent events and may offer a broad predictor of future novelty events. This analysis uses the Reflective Interference function to compare the solar cycle to our social cycle, suggesting a causal link between the two. Read More...

The Golden Template

The golden ratio, golden rule, golden apples, golden pillars, golden fleece - everything was once modeled after nature and its perfect harmony.  Take a look at the attached analysis of Solomon's Temple by Issac Newton. It's all golden too. Newton believed the temple was a template for a chronology that didn't come to fruition in Western history. I think he was right.
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A Truth Table for belief

I was recently asked if I felt the photographed anomalies on Mars, such as the humanoid sculpture, clear tubing and apparent trees near the ice caps, were empirical evidence. The only way for me to answer this was to create a ranked list of criteria by which I construct my own personal belief system and world view. Here is my reply... Read More...

Deducing spirituality from physicality

In a recent email exchange the subject of spirituality came up, prompting me toward this subject. I have refrained from explaining my views on this previously, whether in articles, books or this web site, in an effort to keep the subject unencumbered by a particular view point concerning my "beliefs." I should say that what I believe has been and continues to be guided mostly by an objective study of nature (not necessarily science). The deeper I dig into nature, the more it seems to me spiritual in a very rational and quantifiable way. This is my summary view... Read More...