GHOST DIVISION – On The BhutaGana of Mahadev & The Einherjar of Odin

GHOST DIVISION - On The BhutaGana of Mahadev & The Einherjar of Odin [Author's Note: This piece was initially intended as an offering for MahaShivRatri, which was this year in early March. A combination of delays in the writing and peer-review process - for which I take full responsibility - meant that it was not … Continue reading GHOST DIVISION – On The BhutaGana of Mahadev & The Einherjar of Odin

Piety – A Relationship With The Gods

There are many approaches to piety, and perspectives upon the proper 'relationship' with God or Gods. It has been said that the 'Abrahamic' faiths tend more towards the notion of 'submission' and wonderment towards an ultimately unknowable transcendental ... indeed, outright "ineffable" supreme. And, to be sure, you do also get not entirely dissimilar perspectives … Continue reading Piety – A Relationship With The Gods

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

BHARAT MATA AND THE INDO-EUROPEAN DEIFIC OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

August 15th is India's National Day - the hallowed anniversary of Independence. And for that, we have prepared something a little bit different for publication here at AA. Now, you may be wondering why we are posting to mark a civic, political observance rather than something which is prima facie a religious one of ancient … Continue reading BHARAT MATA AND THE INDO-EUROPEAN DEIFIC OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

The Origin of the Indo-Europeans, Part I: Early Theories

The scientific study of the Indo-European language family is generally dated to 1786, when Sir William Jones read his famous paper before the Asiatic Society of Calcutta, which includes these immortal lines: ‘The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and … Continue reading The Origin of the Indo-Europeans, Part I: Early Theories