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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

Psychedelic Yucatan Mask

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

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...

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...

Medieval Poem About Venus

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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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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Caduceus Sculpture

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

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...

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 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...

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...

Venus Goddesses

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

Venusian Goddess Symbolism

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

The Empress

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

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...

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...

StarKey as Birth of Venus

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

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...