Aditi’s 12 Sons & the Thailand Cave Rescue

The 12 Sons of Aditi - the Mother of Light  - the Zodiac - 12 Signs (image by Lori Tompkins)
The 12 Sons of Aditi - the Mother of Light 

Thoughts and Commentary on the Symbolism of the Tham Luang Cave Rescue

6 July 2018: I’ve been somewhat aware of the unfolding drama in Thailand, but it wasn’t until this morning while listening to an update that I actually started to notice the symbolism. In short 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped in a CAVE since 23 June due to monsoon flooding in Thailand. Reuters described the ordeal as a ‘war with water and time'. It seems clear enough that these are symbols of Aditi’s 12 Sons (the Adityas) mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana. These are the 12 rays or radii of the Solar Year. The disappearance of the 12 boys came a day after the Summer Solstice and the Sun’s entrance into the Water Sign of Cancer, which Thea associated with Diti, the Mother of Darkness.

‘In each month of the year a different Aditya is said to shine. According to the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, each of these Adityas is a different expression of the Supreme God Vishnu in the form of the Sun-God.’ ‒ Wikipedia
[As discussed in Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom] in the Rig Veda the radius of the Zodiac is described as a Hero-Son hidden in the Waters, as treasure (horses) entrapped in a mountain cave, and as Indra the Bull or Thunder God who wins the treasure. The rivers and floods (and cows) in the Vedas are symbols of the Vesica Piscis, as is the CAVE in which the waters are contained or pent up. In the case of this unfortunate episode the theme being emphasizes in the symbols is the entrapment of the Vedic treasures and waters within the CAVE. 
Guarded by Ahi stood the thralls of Dasas [i.e. ignorant beings], the waters stayed like kine held by the robber. But Indra, when he had smitten Vrtra [the Coverer], opened the CAVE wherein the floods had been imprisoned. ‒ Rig Veda 1.32.11, tr. R.T.H. Griffith [capital emphasis added] 
120 degree measure of the Circle & Zodiac by the Radius and Vesica Piscis
(© Lori Tompkins)
In the following Vedic verse, both Indra and the Son of Aditi are symbols of the radius whose arc flows through the inner circle of the Zodiac creating the Vesica Piscis. Three Vesicae Piscis divide the circumference of the circle perfectly into three. The 'waters' that Indra makes 'flow' are a symbol of the Vesicae Piscis.
I [Indra] AM the royal Ruler ... I made to flow the moisture-shedding waters, and set the heaven firm in the seat of Order. By Law the Son of Aditi, Law Observer, hath spread abroad the world in threefold measure. ‒ Rig Veda 4.42.1-4, tr. R.T.H. Griffith
It is notable that after 9 days of being missing, the 12 boys and their coach were found (by search and rescue divers some 2.5 miles from the mouth of the cave. [The significance of the 9 and 12 in relation to the Zodiac (the Vedic Rishis’ Solar Year) is discussed at length in Thea’s books The Gnostic Circle and in The New Way, Vols. 1&2, wherein the Rishis’ 9 division of the circle is seen superimposed on the 12 division of the year.]

So far, there has been one ‘sacrifice’ ‒ the death of a former Thai navy Seal, Saman Gunan, who ran out of oxygen while trying to increase oxygen levels into the caves for the team. One of the meanings of sama is ‘a year’. The word saman is associated with the number 12, connected with sammita meaning ‘measured out’. The name Gunan is related to the three gunas or energy flows of the Zodiac (Rajas/Creation, Sattva/Preservation, Tamas/Dissolution). 

The full name of the Cave is ‘Great Cave of the Sleeping Lady’ [Tham Luang Nang Non] located within the ‘Mountain of the Sleeping Lady’ (Doi Nang Non). In Rig Veda 7.55.8 multiple Vesicae Pisces of the Zodiac are depicted as women sleeping in or lying stretched out in a court.

In addition to being symbols of the Vesica Piscis, the watery Cave and the ‘Sleeping Lady’ (Nang Non) are both symbols of the Water Sign of Cancer, the very month in which this entrapment and rescue (recovery) effort is unfolding. I hope this episode has a good ending. We shall see. It certainly has the entire world’s attention. It is notable that the beginning of this episode is marked or measured by a Cardinal Point of the Earth’s Solar (Vedic) Year. 

Thea's construction of the Inner Chamber of the
Mother's Temple, from The New Way, Vols. 1&2.
8 July 2018: [A colleague asked me if the event was connected to the distortions of the Mother’s Temple in Auroville, India.] Given that the Mother's Temple was to be a manifestation of Aditi ‒ the Mother of Light, which is a name of the Zodiac with her 12 Sons, the Thailand entrapment and rescue is connected to the Matrimandir and to Thea's efforts to illuminate (and rescue) not only the real sacred measure of the Temple, but also to her recovery of the hidden truth that the Zodiac (the Unified Field of the SOLAR YEAR) as the occult basis of the Rig Veda.

What I see as pretty obvious in all of this is that the symbolism of the Cave of the Sleeping Lady search and rescue effort is also connected to the Victory of the Vedic Heroes who recover the hidden or entrapped truth of the WATERS of the Zodiac, and the truth of the CAVE in which the waters (and their hidden Son, Sons and Treasures) are hidden.

Four Quadrants of the Zodiac/Vedic Year, emphasis on Cancer-Capricorn Axis
(© Lori Tompkins)
The original sacred measure of the Matimandir and its distortion [in Auroville] respectively symbolize Aditi and Diti (Capricorn and Cancer). Diti symbolizes the distortions, variations and mis-measure of Truth that are possible when the Ego veils or darkens the Womb of Light or Field of Unity. The River/Waters of the Rig Veda represent a purification and cleansing of this Darkness, because they firmly establish the sacred measure, the eternal divine law of this Womb of Time and Space, called the Yajna (Sacrifice) by the Vedic Rishis.

As seen in both the Rig Veda and in St. John's Revelation the release of the waters from their Cave or Bowl is prophesied to be destructive in our world ‒ destructive for those who are obstacles to the Truth, and cleansing and purifying for those who are harmonized or aligned with the heroes' victorious recovery of the Truth. In other words, the revelation of the Vesica Piscis (the Sacred Waters/Geometry of the Vedas) is simultaneously destructive and purifying.  

The Zodiac divided by 3 Vesica Piscis, dividing the Zodiac into 3 segments of 4 signs each.
(© Lori Tompkins)
This morning it appears that 4 out of 12 or one-third of the boys are rescued so far. I was glad to see this encouraging news (symbolic of the sacred measure of the Radius/Vesica Piscis in the Zodiac). What we can appreciate and be hopeful about is that we know that the Sleeping Lady of the Vedas is no longer Sleeping. Her Truth ‒ the truth of the Vedic Dawn (which is a symbol of the Vesica Piscis together with its AWAKENED or erect ray/radius) has risen from its Darkness/Sleep and been brought into the Light of Day.  

13 July 2018: As we all know by now, the 12 boys and their coach were successfully extracted from the ‘Great Cave’ (Tham Luang). By all accounts, the success of the harrowing rescue mission, was nothing short of miraculous. It is notable that the team’s ordeal stretched out over 18 days (23 June – 10 July). The team was missing and were feared dead for 9 days, whereupon two British divers found them alive 2.5 miles inside the flooded cave. All wondered at that point, how in the world they would be extracted and if by chance they would have to be kept alive in the cave for some 4 months before the waters left the cave. 4.5 days later an ex-Thai Navy Seal died from lack of oxygen. On 8 July, 6 days after the boys were found, the oxygen levels in the cave dropped below the threshold of human survival and more floodwaters were immanent, creating a now-or-never scenario. 

Thereupon, over a period of 3 days the rescuers extracted 4 boys per day, plus the coach on the third day. It can be appreciated that the dire circumstances within the Dark Cave quickened the rescue, and thus the team’s rebirth out of its Dark Womb. This rescue pattern of the boys mirrors the 4 + 4 + 4 signs of the Zodiac, equivalent to the 12 sons of Aditi – the Divine Mother. The coach, whose first name is Ekkapol, represents the Sun (Surya) which held this team together through their ordeal. The Sanskrit roots of the name Ekkapol are eka meaning ONE, and pala meaning GUARD or PROTECTOR. The 18-day span of their entrapment was divided into the first 9 days wherein no one knew if the team was dead or alive, followed by 9 days of rescue efforts. It was the last 3 days (the last third) of the 9-day rescue effort which bore the victorious release of all 12 boys and their coach on 10 July 2018.

Once I saw that 8 boys were rescued, I was extremely curious to see if all 12 of ‘Aditi’s Sons’ would be rescued or if the count would stop at 8, because the 8th Son of Aditi is Martanda meaning ‘Dead Egg. As Thea noted in her writings, this Dead Egg is symbolic name of Scorpio – the 8th sign of the Zodiac which epitomizes humanity’s current darkened and death-bound consciousness, which must be conquered or surpassed if we are to experience the higher potential of the last 4 signs (the last third) of the Zodiac, i.e. the higher stages of the our evolutionary journey. Before being born into these higher stages, humanity’s ignorance creates its own self-inflicted collapse, which Thea discussed as the birthing or labor pains of the new world (the new Supramental Light) which is being born in our midst. It is significant that the soccer team's Dark Womb quickly became unsustainable and forced the team's 'birth' or extraction from the Cave.

The fact that all of 'Aditi’s Sons' emerged out of this Watery Cave is truly a GOOD symbol for the world. Yes, it comes in STARK and DRAMATIC contrast to thousands of children having been ripped apart from their parents (with no plan in place for how the parents would ever FIND their children) this year in America. But that is part of what needs to be seen as part of the WHOLE picture here. Thea has written much about America and India forming the Cancer-Capricorn Axis of Earth, so it is extra interesting to see America enact its Cancerian role as Diti-the Dark Mother with such Force and Ignorance, during the same time frame that thousands came together in Asia to rescue 12 Sons from a dark, watery Cave.

It is noteworthy that on 20 June, a few days before the Summer Solstice and before the Thai soccer team went missing, the tides began to turn on Trump’s ill-fated policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US Border. Then on July 10, the same day the Thai children were rescued from their Cave, a US Federal Judge set deadlines for the reunification of all separated migrant children with their parents. The process of reunionification is facing delay and much difficulty because the US Government did not THINK to put in place any system of keeping track of the thousands of children that they separated from their parents. It is a HUGE MESS created by the USA’s current government which seems to produce some new chaos or scandal by the day, feeling like 'death by a thousand cuts' to much of the America population. Those who have read Thea’s book The Magical Carousel can appreciate this endless production of scandal as symbol of Cancer and the ‘Queen of Night’ (aka Diti – the Mother of Darkness) who takes on various forms to entertain her captive audience.

The real work to be done, however, is compressed in the symbol of the massive international find-and-rescue mission whereby 'Aditi's Sons' and 'Surya' (the team's coach) were recovered or born forth from the Great Watery Cave in which they were lost and trapped. This translates to the collective work it is going to take to fully recover the true sense and position of the '12 Sons' of the Zodiac, as well as the true sense and form of the Cave in the Rig Veda from which the Waters and Treasures are released by Aditi's Hero-Son (i.e. the radius). As brought to light by Thea, the sons and treasures of the Rishis' ancient gnosis (or ancient unity consciousness), remain perennially lost to those who mis-measure the Vedic Year (Yajna) by constantly veering farther and farther away from its original Solar or Tropical (Sayana) Measure. [See Thea's series 'The Origins and Nature of Hindu Decline'].

At some point in the last zodiacal Age, perhaps after the 11th century as Thea suggests, India began to measure its sacred year and its many holy days and festivals, via the Sidereal (Nirayana) measure of the year, thus unwittingly enthroning Diti ‒ the Mother of Darkness (i.e. of Ignorance) at the heart of its culture. A concentrated version of this same tragic theme is demonstrated in Auroville, India, wherein devoted students of the Mother (Mirra Alfassa) proceeded to misconstruct the sacred geometry of the Mother's Temple (Matrimandir) at the heart of their new city in the 1970s. For 18 days (31 December 1969 - 17 January 1970) the Mother attempted to convey how the Matrimandir was to be measured and built, and after that she simply allowed the forces of ignorance around her to distort her sacred measure and to build the temple according to their own dim understanding of the Mother's Light. To this day, Auroville celebrates and markets what it built as if it were actually the faithful construction of the Mother's Temple, when in truth it is a distortion of it. [See Chronicles of the Inner Chamber.] This very much parallels the ongoing celebration and marketing of the Nirayana (Sidereal) measure of the Earth's Year in India (and beyond) as if it were the Vedic Year, or in other words, as if it were Aditi ‒ the Mother of Light.

Long story short: India must enact its own rescue mission of Aditi's 12 Sons out of Diti's dark Cave or Womb. It must recover its ANCIENT LIGHT, which cannot be done if the measure of the Earth's Year (equivalent to the Mother's Temple) remains distorted.

Most may think this has nothing to do with Humanity's real plight on Earth. But it does. We are living out the very real question of whether or not Humanity will emerge from its Womb of Darkness, Division and Distortion (akin to Plato's Cave) and recover/re-establish the unity consciousness of the Ancients in our modern day. If we do, we will come to clearly see that all modern-day religions are dim shadows of the Ancient Light of Aditi.

Meanwhile … 18 Days in my Field of Yoga: 22 June-10 July 2018
I want to include a brief account of what was happening in my own field of Yoga from the Solstice through the 10th of July. I want to include this because it displays some unplanned (supramental) synchronicity with the 'Great Cave' episode in Thailand.

On the Solstice (22 June) I sent an email to long-time yoga colleagues at the Aeon Centre of Cosmology in India, some of whom do not yet fully understand the importance of the discoveries I made in 2016 regarding the correspondence between the Sacred Rivers of the Zodiac, the Sacred Rivers of the Rig Veda and the Vesica Piscis. Since publishing the book in January 2018, I have conveyed the importance of this discovery in terms of the ongoing Supramental Yoga and the mission towards uplifting the Ancient Light of the Vedic Rishis. As the situation now stands, a handful of students in charge of the center after Thea’s passing in 2016 do not understand how the discoveries I made and presented in my book is necessarily connected to Thea’s work. The symbol of this ‘disconnect’ is naturally that (as of yet) ACC has declined my request to add a link to my book in a suggested 'Books by Thea's Student's' section on their website.

In that Solstice email I presented the following image which I constructed based on Thea’s ‘Integral’ view of the Mother’s Temple. I added the subtle Vesica Piscis which frames the base of the 12 pillars (each 9m tall) which surround the central Globe and Pedestal of the Inner Chamber. In 1976, Thea saw that the conjoined Globe and Pedestal are based on the form of the Vesica Piscis. The dual circles of this Vesica Piscis happen to span 4320cm (3 x 1440 cm), expanding the subtle 3-Circle Shalagrama that encompasses the Mother’s original temple design whose Inner Chamber diameter was to be measured 24m.* The importance of the number 432 in relation to the Vesica Piscis can be found in the first pages  of Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom.
The Mother's Temple (Matrimandir), Thea's Integral view + the Vesica Piscis
© Lori Tompkins (The Vesica Piscis added to Thea's construction of the Mother's Temple, from TNW, Vols. 1&2, Appendix 9)

On 2 July 2018 (the same day the 12 boys plus their coach were located in the ‘Great Cave’), I sent a second email to ACC colleagues in which, among other things, I informed them that I was writing an article discussing the 2016 discovery (as presented in Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom) that Saraswati and her sister rivers in the Rig Veda are symbols of the Vesica Piscis of the Zodiac. I wrote:
It is clear to me that the reason WHY Saraswati is considered the Goddess of Wisdom is entirely due to her connection with the eternal form and sacred maya of the Vesica Piscis, which, together with the radius, measures out the Sacred Year.
Then on 10 July 2018, the same day the Thai team were finally all liberated from the Cave, I published the article, ‘Finding Saraswati River and Restoring Her Vedic Wisdom’On this day, the New York Times published the documentary 'Searching for Saraswati' in its online Op-Docs section. I wrote the 'Finding Saraswati' article to help India and all concerned with Her ancient dharma, begin to SEE and thus RECOVER the geometric and zodiacal foundation of the Rig Veda and hence, of all world mythologies and religions born from it. Without recovering this basic foundation of Vedic Wisdom from is long entrapment in the Cave of human ignorance, India's potential of becoming a Vishwaguru ‒ a great Dispeller of Darkness in our darkened world ‒ will never become a reality. Much of the world thinks India's dreams of becoming a World Guru leading humanity into a new Golden Age is simply a sad religious fantasy lumped in with dizzying chaos fantastical symbols and myths. This perspective is demonstrated in the documentary 'Searching for Saraswati' as well as in a 16 July review of it, published in The Wire. The review ends with the implication that Hindu's are tied 'to a twisted version of their own world that stopped making sense eons ago. [See 'Located Between Fact and Fiction, 'Searching for Saraswati' Is a Warning for the Future'.]

The wider and deeper truth is, however, that just as there is a real and cohesive mathematical and zodiacal basis of India's mythologies and symbols, there is also a real possibility of India becoming World Guru if it repossess this ancient Light and Core of her own Yoga. In order for this to happen India will have to come to terms with the fact that the Vesica Piscis and the Circle of the Zodiac function as Keys and as Eyes of the Vedic Seer through which, all Vedic symbols and myths make perfect Integral and Wholistic sense.

I know this is a lot to track, but all of the above is connected. It is connected via the 18-day span of Time in which it unfolded, and it is connected via the current contractions of Diti ‒ the Mother of Darkness, which put Humanity in the now-or-never situation wherein we must be born out of our Cave or Womb of Ignorance and into the ALL-Harmonizing LIGHT and Unified Field of Aditi (aka the Divine Mother). Our civilization's current crises and our rebirth from it is prophesied in both the Rig Veda and in St. John's Revelation, and in both cases the purification and victory over the forces of Ignorance depend entirely on the release of the Sacred Waters (Seven Rivers/Seven Vials) from their Cave, Kumbha, Bowl or Vial, which, as I discussed in Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom, was accomplished in 2016 in the process of writing the book.

The realization of this dramatic ancient prophecy, which is also characterized in Zodiacal lore by the symbol of the Aquarian Water Bearer pouring out his Waters of Truth onto Humanity, is simply not what anyone expected it to be. It necessarily involves uplifting the lost truth of the Divine Mother, the lost truth and lost measure of her Womb of Time and Space, and the lost truth of her 12 Sons as well as her Daughters who are mentioned in Rig Veda 9.69.3.

[Agni] looses Aditi's Daughters for the worshipper…. The golden-hued, Immortal, newly bathed, puts on a brightly shining vesture that is never harmed. He made the ridge of heaven to be his radiant robe, by sprinkling of the bowls from moisture of the sky. … together [the swift outpourings of the waters rush forth] in long course of holy rites: no form save only Indra shows itself so pure. …As down the steep slope of a river to the vale, drawn from the Steer the swift strong draughts have found a way. … [These drops of Soma] cast their covering off to pour the rain down. ‒ Rig Veda 9.69.3, tr. R.T.H. Griffith
These Daughters of Aditi, which the Hero-Son Agni 'looses' or releases 'for the worshipper', are equivalent to the Sacred Rivers or Waters of the Zodiac released from their occult Cave by the heroes of the Rig Veda and by the Angels of St. John's Revelation. In addition to being depicted as Aditi's Daughters in this hymn, the multiple Vesicae Piscis of the Zodiac are called 'bowls' of the sky, 'outpourings of waters', 'strong draughts', 'drops of Soma', and 'pouring rain'. The singular form of the Vesica Piscis is depicted as 'the ridge of heaven', the 'robe' of Agni, and the 'steep slop of a river'. In these same verses, the radius/son of the Zodiac is called Soma Pavamana [aka Agni], the golden-hued Immortal, Indra and the Steer.

Via the act of SEEING the Geometric Keys of this Vedic hymn, and of all other Vedic hymns, India can quickly begin to shed the dead weight (and old skin) of thousands of years of misunderstandings and distortions of the Rishis' gnosis and be an example to the world of what happens when the Truth of the Divine Mother emerges from the Cave/Womb in which Her Truth has been hidden.


* This 24m diameter of the Mother's original temple original vision, which was not adhered to in Auroville, is a symbol of the Earth's 24 hour day. As Thea wrote in The New Way, Vols. 1&2, this measure times the 15.20m height of the Temple's vertical Solar Ray (coming down from the apex of the structure to meet the Globe and Pedestal), is symbolic of the Earth's 365-day year (24 x 15.20 = 364.8). [See Chronicles of the Inner Chamber, Parts 7 and 8.]

Related Posts: For more on the release of the Seven Rivers of the Rig Veda and Seven Bowls/Vials of St. John's Revelation, see 'LOST SECRETS OF THE RIG VEDA RECOVERED' (originally published in Bhavan's Journal, Vol. 64, No. 15, 15 March 2018). And for more on the suprising connection between India's mythology and Indian mythology, see 'GEOMETRIC KEYS OF VEDIC WISDOM' BOOK INTERVIEW ON HINDU-BLOG.COM'.


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