The Indo-European ShivLing – Some Brief Comparative Points [Arya Akasha Arka]

Literally the same Deity. Rudra (Shiva) & Odin. To this, if we were really going to get into it, we would also be adding an array of other stone or wood focal points for worship of the Sky Father deific, found throughout the Indo-European sphere. Indeed, not just 'focal points' in the sense of altar-stones … Continue reading The Indo-European ShivLing – Some Brief Comparative Points [Arya Akasha Arka]

brief points pertaining to Indo-European cross-influence viz. Ancient Near East & Egyptian spheres [Arya Akasha Arka]

We have occasionally been asked some questions pertaining to the interrelationship (or lack thereof) between the Egyptian (and other Near Eastern), and Indo-European spheres. Here's two recent ones, with the accompanying answers. We are posting these as we presume they may be of interest to others. They are not full scale analyses of the matters … Continue reading brief points pertaining to Indo-European cross-influence viz. Ancient Near East & Egyptian spheres [Arya Akasha Arka]

brief notes on ‘eternal return’ – in answer to questions from a reader [Arya Akasha Arka]

Continuing my series of posting answers to questions sent in by readers, which others may find of use: "There is one thing that I want to ask, though - what is the 'Eliadian Eternal Return' you speak of in so many places?" I have addressed this elsewhere at greater length and depth and detail, but … Continue reading brief notes on ‘eternal return’ – in answer to questions from a reader [Arya Akasha Arka]

Eight Forms And Energies Of Shiva As Sky Father

It is Wednesday - Woden's Day. And so therefore, as has become our tradition, we present an illumination of Eight Forms or Facings of the God, as attested in archaic Vedic scripture.  Now I have chosen this particular set of eight, because they represent a most useful conceptual framework with which to link various Aspects and … Continue reading Eight Forms And Energies Of Shiva As Sky Father

Sons Of The Sky Father – A Typological Preliminary [ Arya Akasha Arka ]

In the Heavens as it is upon Earth, Family is at the heart of everything. And, given the centrality of the Divine Family to the Indo-European mythology - an Arka ['essence', 'distillation'] post of this nature seemed a decent way to demonstrate the coterminities of a number of the salient figures involved. Now I stress … Continue reading Sons Of The Sky Father – A Typological Preliminary [ Arya Akasha Arka ]

An Indo-European Guide-Book of the Dead – As Massively Summarized For An Eleven Year Old, Apparently

Over the weekend, I somehow wound up called upon to explain how Indo-European eschatology and metempsychosis works … to an associate's 11 year old niece. Who wanted a reasonably comprehensive explication. I still massively simplified things, of course, because there was also an implicit time-limit … but as it may be of more general usage/interest … Continue reading An Indo-European Guide-Book of the Dead – As Massively Summarized For An Eleven Year Old, Apparently

A Really Brief Synopsis Of Various Odin – Shiva – Dyaus Pitar Comparanda

I try to make a point of responding to questions, queries, and criticisms in relation to my work. Sometimes these are … peculiar. For example, earlier this morning, somebody commented on a post of our MahaShivRatri tribute piece that "Odin is a wind God, not a sky god. He has no relation to Shiva." … … Continue reading A Really Brief Synopsis Of Various Odin – Shiva – Dyaus Pitar Comparanda

Indra Herakles, Trita Iolaus, Vak Athena against Hydra Vritra – A Distillation [Arya Akasha Arka]

As part of my ongoing drive to make our work more accessible [ Arya Akasha Arka ]… here's a seriously summarized comparative of a pretty central Indo-European mytheme: the combat of the Striker/Thunderer Deific [e.g. Indra , Herakles] against the Demon Dragon of the Waters [e.g. Vritra, Hydra]. I've left out … quite a lot … Continue reading Indra Herakles, Trita Iolaus, Vak Athena against Hydra Vritra – A Distillation [Arya Akasha Arka]

Arya Akasha Arka – Lighting The Flamethrower of Faith

"तवमग्ने रुद्रो असुरो महो दिवः ""You, O Agni, are Rudra - The Mighty Heavenly Sire [Dyaus Pitar]" RigVeda II 1 6 "We are judged in life for the evil we destroy. It is a bleak truth, that there is nothing but blood awaiting us in the gaps between the worlds. But ISHVARA sees all that … Continue reading Arya Akasha Arka – Lighting The Flamethrower of Faith