Ganga, Shiva and the Earth

How Ganga comes to Earth

'Ganga is said to have descended from heaven and fallen onto Shiva's head, whence from his matted locks the Great God released her in a gentle flow upon the Earth. It is said that the Earth was spared the full impact of her power by this graceful act of Shiva, and that, had it not been so, the planet could not have tolerated the descent of Ganga in her full form.' - Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, The River of January

The Descent of Ganga
North India Floods, June 15, 2013

Shiva Statue washed away in Rishikesh
'Ganga is the mother of rivers. She is the great Aorta that perfectly harmonizes in her being the planetary dimensions of time and space. Therefore she sets the rhythm of the pulsations that come into being from the contractions of the heart that Gangadevi is. Because of the rhythm of her contracting power, being that she is mystically situated in the land that is the soul of the Earth, she gives rise to other rivers.' - Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, 'The Ganges and the 'River of January'', The New Way- a study in the rise and establishment of a gnostic society, Volume 2, Chapter 9. [A larger excerpt of this chapter can be found at]

The importance of the Ganga river as a living symbol is also discussed in Thea's recent 'Message to India', a four-part series.

Part I   On the Nature of Centreship
Part II  The Time has Come
Part III The Choice of Cosmic Truth or Superstition
Part IV India, Egypt and the Enigmatic Sphinx

Excerpt from Part I: 'The goal ... is a Unitary Creation, spherically poised around a centre, no longer linear. This will be completely set in place when India agrees to accept her centre-ship, when, in a reversal of the poet’s words, the Centre WILL hold. She will then abandon the mesmerising aspiration to become a superpower, for that simply indicates a clinging to the old binary formulation with its now outdated nomenclature that does not express the true reality of the new world order she is destined to facilitate. It indicates her reticence to move ahead on the crest of the Aquarian Wave and to be the channel for the ‘waters’ the Water Carrier dispenses upon Earth from his cosmic kumbha or jug. Millions of Hindus celebrate this astrological event at Allahabad precisely during the month of the Aquarian Kumbha. But the point is missed when the oneness is overlooked between the ‘water’ he carries in his kumbha and those the heavenly Ganga releases periodically upon Earth – provided the correct anchoring is done in calendrical/zodiacal time to permit reception of the River-Goddess’ boundless grace, just as the myth describes. The ‘jug’ is filled with her beneficent, re-vitalising energies; therefore her sign, Capricorn, precedes Aquarius in the wheel and the celebration should rightfully begin in her period – more specifically, when her sacred Source is reached in our annual zodiacal time-journey. This is January 3rd in calendar time each year, or when the Sun is seen to occupy the 12th degree of the sign. As centre, India can bridge the heavens to engage in this replenishing directly from the Source.'

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  1. Very illuminating material! Thanks, Lori! I

    share it on my Blog:

  2. Hi Jitendra, your very welcome. I'm okay with this on your blog. I think I need to add a picture of the statue GONE... I believe the Shiva statue in Rishikesh was actually washed away.


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