On Bowing To Gods – AND Drinking With Them !

I've had this image - and its underlying sentiment - on my mind for a few days now. It's something that often comes up in Western (neo-)pagan circles, and represents multiple layers of fundamental misapprehension about Indo-European religion. Indeed, it is very much a modern take - reflective of modern prejudices, (mis-)perceptions, and hangups - masquerading … Continue reading On Bowing To Gods – AND Drinking With Them !

Hellenic Solidarity For Hindu NASA Intern A Bright Spark Amidst The Black

Earlier this week, NASA posted a tweet featuring four of its young interns at their workstations. One of these was a Hindu woman in a bindi - whose workspace featured several deific depictions (small statuettes, a miniature shivling, and a few pictures up on the walls).Now, sadly this was … a bit much for some … Continue reading Hellenic Solidarity For Hindu NASA Intern A Bright Spark Amidst The Black

On The Spurious De-Indo-European-ization Of The Gods On Wikipedia And Elsewhere

This is what we're up against. And yes, yes I know - the hazards of reading Wikipedia … but that's just it, isn't it. So many people do. The stuff they see on that website is their first (and quite frequently, last and only) meaningful introduction to a topic, its nuances and its intricacies. As … Continue reading On The Spurious De-Indo-European-ization Of The Gods On Wikipedia And Elsewhere

Ritual Demonstration Of The Living Indo-European Faith

Rendered offerings of Dakshina to the Priests this afternoon, for six years looking after me. There is another Bandh upon my forearm, tied with a warding; and Tilaka upon my brow. Now, to elucidate what is going on here - this is a resonancy to quite ancient, fundamental Indo-European ritual. The cornerstones of which are … Continue reading Ritual Demonstration Of The Living Indo-European Faith

Arktos, Ursa, Rksa SaptaRsi – The Seven Bear-Seers Amidst The Stars And The Foundational Act Of Piety Of The Maidens Of Milk And Fate

Encoded within the Stars - and more specifically, the Constellations, the manner in which we project out up, upon them - is a wealth of archaic mythic meaning. We have earlier looked at some of these manifestations as applies Orion and the Pleiades (Krittikas) - now we shall turn our attentions briefly to an intricately … Continue reading Arktos, Ursa, Rksa SaptaRsi – The Seven Bear-Seers Amidst The Stars And The Foundational Act Of Piety Of The Maidens Of Milk And Fate

The Way Of The Gun – The Surprising Re-Development Of A Proto-Indo-European Term Into Modern English … And its Comparative Cognates Considered In Both Ritual And Conventional Phraseology Across The Indo-European Sphere

Something I have long remarked upon is the manner in which certain terms, certain concepts … they are to be found in incredibly archaic spheres, and then they 'fade away' or they undergo some transmogrification which obscures their essence somewhat, only to thence re-emerge somewhere else entirely amidst one of the Indo-European descendant groups who … Continue reading The Way Of The Gun – The Surprising Re-Development Of A Proto-Indo-European Term Into Modern English … And its Comparative Cognates Considered In Both Ritual And Conventional Phraseology Across The Indo-European Sphere

Wisdom Is A Gods-Given Gift : Use It -Mahabharat Wisdom For The Modern Age

A maxim from the Mahabharat that somebody had posted, in response to the rather obvious question of why devotees attending the Kumbh Mela had not emerged unscathed from the Covid-19 community superspreading there: न देवा दण्डमादाय रक्षन्ति पशुपालवत् ।यं हि रक्षितुमिच्छन्ति बुद्ध्या संयोजयन्ति तम्॥ "Gods do not brandish a cane,Minding men like sheepThey bless with … Continue reading Wisdom Is A Gods-Given Gift : Use It -Mahabharat Wisdom For The Modern Age

Procul Este Profani – An Aeneid Reference From The US Air Force 416th Flight Test Squadron Unit Blazon

Not quite Techno-Heraldry , but a pretty cool unit-patch all the same. Not just for the rather cool iconography, but also due to the significance of the Latin maxim. US Air Force 416th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, 'Special Projects' flight. Now, the squadron in question was basically brought back into being in … Continue reading Procul Este Profani – An Aeneid Reference From The US Air Force 416th Flight Test Squadron Unit Blazon

NRO L-34 ‘Odin’ Satellite Launch Mission Patch – An Indo-European Iconographic Analysis

Appropriate for a Wednesday - another not-quite Techno-Heraldry US military patch. This time, for the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) L-34 "Odin" satellite launch. Now, there's a few (space) oddities to the patch that may seem a bit peculiar upon first inspection - yet which have perhaps surprising resonances with the underlying characteristics of the project … Continue reading NRO L-34 ‘Odin’ Satellite Launch Mission Patch – An Indo-European Iconographic Analysis