Animism & Astrological Vision

This is not an article on Animistic astrology per se, but rather a study in two very different ways of seeing. As I write this, bees are in danger of extinction, the radiation from the Fukiyama nuclear facilities is several times higher than previously thought, the polar bears will be extinct in the wild in […]

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Ancient Astronomy & Cosmology : Sun Temple of Konark

From the Cult of  Apollo to Plato’s Phaedran Charioteer to the Egyptians and Hindus the Solar Chariot drawn by seven horses  has been a central metaphor not just of the passage of the Sun, but of Cosmic harmony itself. This entire temple is layered with cosmic symbolism . The temples is oriented on the East […]

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The Stars of Orion

In Hinduism, Orion is associated with Prajapati “lord of creatures” presiding over procreation, and protector of life. Vedic commentators also identify him with the creator referred to in the Nasadiya Sukta. In Egypt he is the god Osiris. In Turkic and several other cultures, he retains this role of protector of the heavens as a […]

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Festival of Lughnasadh

Blessed Lughnasadh to all my friends and readers! May your harvest be bountiful !  I will be posting on all eight Sabbats as they occur. Recognizing and celebrating the wheel of the year is all but forgotten in increasingly urban societies, but continues to be both relevant and profound in significance. The Sun is rising with […]

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