AN INDO-EUROPEAN GUIDE-BOOK OF THE DEAD – Part One: Death Is Just The Beginning

The nature of many an Indo-European sacred text about the Afterlife, the Underworld (and, indeed, just about everything else - but those subjects especially), is that it is a combination of "Preview" and "Guidebook". It's possible to do a full-on travelogue which goes into often quite (gruesomely) graphic detail, of course; but for various reasons - … Continue reading AN INDO-EUROPEAN GUIDE-BOOK OF THE DEAD – Part One: Death Is Just The Beginning

A visage less commonly depicted – White Kali and the Cremation Cranes of Metempsychosis

Now, while the unexpectedness of a White Kali is remarkable in and of itself (indeed, in a certain sense, it might even be thought of as 'oxymoronic' - Kaal, after all, means 'Blackness', inter many alia); what makes this fine 17th century painting a worthy Friday Night Devotional (A)Art(I) posting goes rather beyond that. Take … Continue reading A visage less commonly depicted – White Kali and the Cremation Cranes of Metempsychosis

The Glorious Victory Of Terrifying Black Time Death – OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE, Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric perspectives upon Lore and Order [Part 4A]

Now, despite the fact that this piece is, in both inspiration and in tributary offering, dedicated to the mighty Mahadevan emanation in question, we shall not seek to cover in any great length the actual occurrences and theological points bound up within that tale. For a much more in-depth look at such, rest assured that … Continue reading The Glorious Victory Of Terrifying Black Time Death – OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE, Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric perspectives upon Lore and Order [Part 4A]

DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION OF THE WORLD-AXLE [A Devotional Post for Monday]

"Which of his members is the seat of Fervour: Which is the base of Ceremonial Order?Where in him standeth Faith? Where Holy Duty? Where, in what part of him is truth implanted?Out of which member glows the light of Agni? Form which proceeds the breath of Mātarisvan?From which doth Chandra measure out his journey, travelling … Continue reading DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION OF THE WORLD-AXLE [A Devotional Post for Monday]

KaalRatri – The Seventh Night of NavRatri; The Seventh of the NavaDurgas

“You often hear it said – “Time is on our side”. Well … This is Time. She is On My Side.” The Sixth Night of #NavRatri is dedicated to Ma as KaalRatri – the Blackest Night, the Night of Death, The Iron Night, The ‘Stillness’ of Time  – and the ‘Destroyer of Darkness’, the Annihilator: … Continue reading KaalRatri – The Seventh Night of NavRatri; The Seventh of the NavaDurgas

#NAS Liturgy – WE HAVE PURPOSE

"Without RATRI, there can be no AARTI,-" "We have purpose" "Without KAAL, there can be no SVAR,-" "We have purpose" "Without VIDYUTA, there can be no VEDA,-" "We have purpose" "Without TRISHULA, there can be no TRILOKA,-" "We have purpose" "Without KRITYA there can be no KRIPA,-" "We have purpose" "Without DHARMA-YUDDHA there can be … Continue reading #NAS Liturgy – WE HAVE PURPOSE