The Indomitable Eye In The Sky – ‘Athena’ Unit Patch For US NRO Spy Satellite Launch

It is FRIDAY - Devi's Day. And therefore, a rather excellent unit patch by way of devotional (a)art(i). It belongs to another US National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite launch - the aptly named "INTRUDER" naval surveillance platform, the same series as the "ODIN" launch whose blazon I wrote about earlier. Now, I felt this insignia … Continue reading The Indomitable Eye In The Sky – ‘Athena’ Unit Patch For US NRO Spy Satellite Launch

Techno-Heraldry – Cloaked Crows And Electric Warfare

[Author's Note: For the past few weeks I've been taking a look at various pretty modern heraldry and military unit insignia, observing the manner in which even amidst the modern world we find pronounced and often downright deliberate resonancies with the Indo-European mythic syllabary of the archaic and the eternal world. This piece, in particular, … Continue reading Techno-Heraldry – Cloaked Crows And Electric Warfare

MahaShivRatri And The Mytholinguistics Of War [Part 3] – The Mind, The Mania, The Manyu

[Author's Note: It is said that some efforts take on a 'mind of their own'. While this was initially intended as the third part to our MythoLinguistics of War series, with a focus more narrowly upon the strong saliency of Indo-European concepts of "Mind" and 'Spirit' with those of Warfare - as the writing progressed, … Continue reading MahaShivRatri And The Mytholinguistics Of War [Part 3] – The Mind, The Mania, The Manyu

Saraswati Puja – The Power Of The Smiter Of Foes

Yesterday (by now) marked Saraswati Puja ; and as has become my custom, I present some brief thoughts and enlightenment via way of tribute. Seems the appropriate thing to do, given the nature of the Devi in question, and customary associations of Same. And speaking of just those customary associations - it seems to me … Continue reading Saraswati Puja – The Power Of The Smiter Of Foes

A Message Even A Persian Could Understand

It has been said that the language of international diplomacy is one of subtle, implied threats delivered alongside cocktail-sticks, in foreign, exotic locales. This might seem an altogether modern maxim, yet as we shall soon see, it is one that is almost equally (if not, frequently, far further) applicable to the relations of the Ancient … Continue reading A Message Even A Persian Could Understand

Out Of Context Quotes And DevaRajya Uber Alles From The Iliad

Now this is something interesting to me. Recently, I heard a quotation - which sounded cool, had a 'resonancy' to it, but felt as if it had something almost 'missing'. The aphorism ran thus: "Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws,And asks no omen but his country's cause." I turned it over in … Continue reading Out Of Context Quotes And DevaRajya Uber Alles From The Iliad

ON THE MYTHOLINGUISTICS OF WAR [Part 2] – In The Divine War, The Squirrel Is (Also) The Role Of Man

[Author's Note: this piece picks up directly where Part One left off - hence the rather abrupt opening, which continues on from the last paragraph of the previous part] Now as for why *that* matters ... it is not simply an idle cosmological truth, nor a secondary commentary upon the character of Dyaus Pitar And His … Continue reading ON THE MYTHOLINGUISTICS OF WAR [Part 2] – In The Divine War, The Squirrel Is (Also) The Role Of Man