THE OBSTRUCTION OF THE VEDIC WATERS & THE FIXED WATER SIGN SCORPIO ⁓ PART 7.2 ⁓ The Resurrection of the Father & the Rise of the Sevenfold Man

Resurrection Plate. The Maize God (Hun Nal Ye) is resurrected by his sons. Original (color) image by Justin Kerr.
Resurrection Plate. The Maize God (Hun Nal Ye) is resurrected by his sons. Original (color) image by Justin Kerr.   

“Then I shall speak truly of the seven steps of ignorance, seven of wisdom. The stages between are countless and produced otherwise…. By knowing the seven stages of knowledge, one will not be sub-merged in the mire of illusions... liberation follows after the seven stages.”
– Maha Upanishad V-1-7, V-21-35,  tr. Dr. A. G. Krishna Warrier

[Link to Part 123456, 8.2]

Soon after the 432,000ʺ measure of the vesica piscis and its indwelling radius (“Son”) announced itself as a key of consolidating Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's [Thea’s] work, and thus the entire Solar Line’s work, towards the restoration of the ancient sanatana dharma (eternal law/truth) in our world at 4:32 a.m. on 7 February 2016 (six years ago), it quickly began to dismantle a veil or rather crack open a shell, mountain or cave of collective ignorance that had been just as firmly set in place in my own consciousness as it was set in place throughout the world. The geometry of the radius and vesica piscis, and of the twelve-month Vedic Year (Yajña=Zodiac) they measure out, progressively illuminated and integrated not only a wide swath of Vedic, post-Vedic and Hindu symbols and myths, which I will not repeat here, but also an intriguing array of related symbols and mythologies across multiple civilizations, continents, and time periods, including but not limited to the pouring out of the seven vials of Revelation, Jonah and the Whale, the parting of the Red Sea, the passing of Elijah’s robe or mantle which parts the waters, Jesus walking on water, Jesus turning water into wine, Jesus feeding the masses with two fish, the heavenly virgins of the Quran, the seven Akkadian Apkallu, the Greek mythologies of Pegasus and Hippocrene (the Horse’s fountain), the Arthurian legends of the Holy Grail, the Lady of the Lake, Excalibur and the stone from which it is retrieved, the Ongiara (Niagara Falls) Maid of the Mist mythology featuring a Snake-defeating, water-releasing Thunder-God, the alchemical symbol of the seven flasks, the Pueblo Indian mythology of the Water Jar Boy, the 12,000-year-old Fish and Water-Bearer petroglyphs of Ratnagiri, the three Mayan fire stones and various Mesoamerican representations of Vishnu supporting the world as a Turtle. 

All of these varied and seemingly unrelated mythologies and symbols, which I have discussed in Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom (book and blog) began to make perfect and interconnected sense once their integrating key and context was known. This process of integration and widening seeing and understanding of symbols (old and new) continues with seemingly no end in sight. The puzzle pieces of the fractured whole continue to fall in place within their rightful place and context, and this progressive integration is not simply an academic or mental process. It is a process of yoga (originally yajña) whose Sanskrit root yuj, means “to yoke or join or fasten or harness to join” and to “unite , connect , add , bring together.” [1]

The most recent example of this progressive illumination and yoking of interconnected ancient symbols involves the Classic-era “Maya Resurrection Plate” (dated circa 600 CE) featuring the Maya Maize god rising up out of the cracked shell of a Turtle and the Hero-Twins – sons of the Maize god, one of whom participates in the “resurrection” of their father by pouring water out of a jar. [2] When I first saw this plate circa the December Solstice of 2021, I was fascinated to see that it contains in itself not only the imagery of the divine Son pouring out his kumbha and its death-conquering “water of life”, it also subtly contains the geometric key and eternal law (sanatana dharma) of Vishnu’s avatars, without which the book of the Vedas remains essentially sealed. Looking at this plate as the circle of the Vedic/Zodiacal Year, we can see the Maize god standing as the vertical radius of 0° Aries, and the horizontal figure of the Turtle (Kurma) as an embodiment of the horizontal vesica piscis measuring out the second and third seats or angles of Agni’s fire trine: 0° Leo and 0° Sagittarius. The imagery of the plate makes more integral sense when we understand that the Maya Maize god is equivalent to the “threefold” god Agni, who is known as the “Lord of Plants” in the Vedas, Mars – the Lord of Agriculture and War in Roman mythology, and Triptolemus – the “threefold warrior” of the Eleusinian mysteries who is trained by Demeter to “[educate] the whole of Greece in the art of agriculture.” [3] 

Maya Resurrection Plate and the sacred geometry of the radius and vesica piscis. (Lori Tompkins)

In this view, the two seats of the Hero-Twin Sons conjoin the two ends of the turtle shell which correspond geometrically to 0° Leo and 0° Sagittarius, suggesting that the artist saw the Maya Hero Twins as part of the Divine Trinity, with their father holding the position of 0° Aries – the apex of the Fire Trine and the zero point of the Earth’s Zodiacal Year. If we superimpose the seventh vesica piscis or river of the Zodiac on top of this same image, we can see that it rises to the headdress of the water-bearing twin which appears to mark out or conjunct the entrance into the sign of the Aquarian Water Bearer (0° Aquarius/Kumbha) in the zodiacal circle. Of course the “Resurrection Plate” could be oriented or rotated differently, but this particular orientation matches up with the vertical axis of the Maize God. Please note that the ceremonial “kill hole” at the approximate center of this plate, is a feature of the artifact, not something I added to the image.

Maya Resurrection Plate and the sacred geometry of the radius, vesica piscis and 7th river of the Zodiac. (Lori Tompkins)

Given the above, we can appreciate that the shape and form of the Turtle (Kurma) on this plate is a veiled expression of the eternal law (sanatana dharma) and divine measure (divine maya) that Vishnu returns in his Age of Aquarius (and in his other fixed-sign ages) [4] to reestablish in the world. The zodiacal lore and iconography of the pouring out of the Aquarian Water Jar is itself a symbol of Vishnu’s act of pouring out, and thus reestablishing, the eternal law/divine maya in the world, because his waters and his jar are both equivalent to that eternal law and divine measure. Some scholars have recognized the connection between various Mesoamerican Turtle motifs and Vishnu’s Turtle, [5] and the Water Bearing Hero-Twin can be easily recognized as a zodiacal symbol by anyone who knows zodiacal symbols and lore. However, no one would really be in the position to appreciate the marvel of this specific array and configuration of Vedic symbols (in a Maya plate) without knowing that Vishnu’s world-saving and dharma-saving Turtle avatar and the kumbha or jar of Amrita that Vishnu recovers from the demons and gives to the gods are symbols of the eternal and sacred law, geometry, and measure of the Zodiac/Vedic Year. [See “Recovering the Ancient Light and Amrita of the Vedas ⁓ Part Two”] Likewise, the significance of the specific position of the Water-Bearing Son of this plate only comes to light or into focus once we know the identity and position of the seventh river of the Vedic Year which—together with the radius or Son-Sage-Horse of 0° Sagittarius—measures out the entrance into the sign of the Water Bearer (0° Aquarius/Kumbha). 

In The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayeli, the names for the Mesoamerican Maize god “include ah mun (tender green shoot) zac uac nal (white six new corn) or uac chuaac nal (six tall new corn).” [6] All of these can be considered apt names of the radius of the circle, mirroring some of the Vedic names and characteristics of Agni, the new-born, hero-son, youngling, who is green-hued in several Vedic hymns. [7] “Six new corn” fits given that the radius “measure[s] out the six expanses” (RV 6.47.3), the six vesicae piscis and thus the satkona (the six angle star or root of David) of the zodiacal “Circle of Life”. Once we see and understand the geometric identity of the divine ray-son Agni, we can easily understand why he was depicted as lord, master, priest, minister, ruler, measurer and “radiant One” of the yajña (year=sacrifice) and “the guard of Law eternal (sanatana dharma)” [8] who yokes and unites all in his circle of life. It is worth noting here that Sri Aurobindo’s satkona symbol (old and new) are both variations of the sacred geometry of the radius (the “radiant One”/Son) of the circle.  

The division of the circle/zodiac into 6 by the radius and vesica piscis. (Lori Tompkins)

In the Vedas, in St. John’s Revelation and in Thea’s Vedic Cosmology, the conquering Sage-Horse-(Sagittarian) Son Agni – “the Sovran Ruler of the plants” [9] – is the Father reborn, victorious over the obstructions of Ignorance and Death. 

“Thou, O Agni…[art] our Father, thou [art] the Creator of our growth, we [are] thy comrades; together the hundredfold riches, together thousandfold, the perfect heroic force go to thee, to the Guardian of the law of workings , O Unconquerable.” –  Rig Veda 1.31.10, [10] tr. Sri Aurobindo

“The Son of the sacrifice [11] is a constant image of the Veda. Here it is the godhead himself, Agni who gives himself as a son to man, a Son who delivers his father. Agni is also the War Horse and the steed of the journey, the White Horse, the mystic galloping Dadhikravan who carries us through the battle to the goal of our voyaging.” – Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA Vol. 15, p. 461 [Bold emphasis added]

“[In the Apocalypse/Revelation, John] says of the Conqueror-who is the Father returned: 'To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.' The 'hidden manna' is the stuff of truth-consciousness and the process of transformation it gives rise to, which allows for the dissolution of the Father and his return in the form of the Son who overcomes or conquers. …[T]he Father dissolves and appears as the Son. And 'no man knoweth' this secret, except he who is that and those who have been initiated into this new way and who have eyes to see this new Name…. [The Conqueror-Son] is the regenerated Father-Time." – Thea, The New Way, Vols. 1&2, pp. 215-216 [Bold emphasis added]

As I discussed in Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom (book), on the geometric level of this Biblical tale, the “hidden manna” and the “white stone” are both Vedic symbols of the divine measure of the vesica piscis. [12] The secret name written across the white stone could either be the radius (aka Guha – the “Hidden One”) that spans across the width of the vesica piscis, or it could be a reference to the form of the vesica piscis which is created by the radius. In RV 9.96.16, Agni is beseeched to “stream”, send, or come forward with his “secret name” (gúhyaṃ cā́ru nā́ma). 

“Cleansed by the [rivers], armed with noble weapons, [Agni/Soma Pavamana/Sage] stream to us the fair secret name thou bearest. Pour booty [vayam=food, prizes, energy], like a horse, for love of glory God, Soma, send us kine." – Rig Veda 9.96.16, tr. RTH Griffith

HH Wilson translated the same as:

“Well-armed, purified by those [rivers=mothers] who express you, send your concealed desirable form (into the pitchers); like a horse bring us food in our desire for food; divine Soma, bring us life, bring us cattle.”

In RV 4.5.3 the vesica piscis is referred to as the “secret hymn” and “the lost milch-cow's track”. In RV 9.75.2, the vesica piscis is called the “third secret name of Mother and of Sire”, made by the Son who is “the Tongue of [the] sacrifice.” [13] Elsewhere, I have discussed this “third secret name” of Agni as the “daughter” of the circle. Regardless of the poetic ambiguities, what I most want to convey herein is that the reference to the secret name written across the white stone in Revelation, is a repetition of how the Vedic Rishis veiled or hid the geometric identity of the divine Son and his mothers (=rivers, floods, sisters, cows, mares, etc.). From the language of the Rishis throughout the Vedas, we can gather that this gnosis was veiled and ancient even long before the Rishis’ own time.

“The delight-causing Soma [candramā = Agni] [14] lies concealed deep in the waters.... I ask Agni, the first of the Gods, the master of yajna. May he, the messenger please reply. 'Where has the ancient Truth gone? Who other than you bears it now?'” – Rig Veda 1.105.1, 4, excerpts, tr. RL Kashyap [Bold emphasis added]


“The flowing of the [seven] floods is Law, Truth is the Sun's extended light.… Trita [=Agni] when buried in the well [i.e. hidden in the waters], calls on the Gods [for help]. [[The god Bṛhaspati heard the call [and he] made wide the lid of the well and (rescued) Trita.]]” – Rig Veda 1.105.12, 17, excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith [Text in double brackets, tr. RL Kashyap]

As I’m sure some readers have already deduced, this well and its wide lid are symbols of the vesica piscis made by the radius of the circle. Whereas all seven rivers bear Agni forward, it is specifically the seventh river (vesica piscis) that completes his birth or rescue out of his concealing waters. 

Whilst the Rishis’ elaborate descriptions of the birth, disclosure or revelation of the Divine Son via his seven mother-rivers are veiled references to the sacred geometry, womb and measure of the twelve-month Yajna (=Year=Zodiac=Aditi), they are simultaneously veiled references (as discussed by Sri Aurobindo and Thea) to the birth and recovery of the divine seed, soul-spark, light, law and truth-consciousness (i.e. the “hidden Sun”) of our own material existence, to be lived and realized and fulfilled in the world, in the course of our evolutionary journey which the Rishis’ understood as a macrocosm of the Earth’s 360° year and day. As known to the Rishis, the two-dimensional zodiacal geometry of this 360° journey (yajña) is inseparable from the multi-dimensional reality of the journey of the divine soul-spark in Time and Space, and it is likewise inseparable from the Truth-Consciousness or moreover the Satchitananda (the Truth-Consciousness-Bliss) that the Divine soul-spark bears forward in the world with its own birth or full manifestation. Like St John’s (post-Vedic) Revelation, the Vedas contain in themselves the prophecy of the accomplishment and the purifying effects of this birth and recovery of Truth-Consciousness and its corresponding Bliss on Earth in Vishnu’s Aquarian Age.

Throughout her writings Thea discussed Sri Aurobindo’s supramental yoga and descent as the fulfilment of these ancient prophecies, complete with the return (or rebirth) of the Divine Father as the Divine Son, who establishes—via his birth—the seed of the supramental truth-consciousness in our new age and new world. It is a story that cannot be understood without developing an appreciation for, and a capacity to see and experience, the supramental and cosmological harmonies that manifest themselves in the 360° field of Time and Space. One’s entire consciousness must shift out of the “conventional framework” of the linear mind, and one must learn to see and experience the supramental consciousness-force of the Soul as it manifests and journeys in cycles of Time. Only then do the supramental and cosmological credentials, harmonies, and coincidences that Thea presents begin to reveal the truth of her accounts and explanations of Sri Aurobindo’s (the Father’s) return as the Son. [15] [16]

“[T]he supramental avatar's [Sri Aurobindo’s] realisation of Immortality deals directly with Time and Eternity. This realisation is hence the bringing down of the Eternal into Matter, the rooting of the Eternal Principle in the material universe. And thereafter the unending reproduction of that Principle through the resultant seeds of the experience of harmonised Time, which is Death conquered.  

“All of this cannot be understood when we place the event within the conventional framework the human being has constructed around death and re-birth, and what his mind tells him should be the supramental victory, the realisation of Immortality. It is imperative to understand that once the birth takes place the victory is immediately achieved. Awareness of the process thereafter is no longer indispensable because total consciousness is primarily necessary during the period of the Father's dissolution and his sojourn in 'the other dimension', not after birth as the Son. Rather we may state that if the consciousness of the Father were maintained by him in all its details after birth as the Son it would only serve to impede the progress of the latter's destiny and mission as the Fourth. A truth-conscious awareness does not conform to the human being's imagination of what it should be. It is aware of the totality, and in that totality the periods of necessary oblivion are automatically contained; a willed limitation is often imperative." – The New Way, Vols. 1&2, pp. 567-68 [Bold emphasis added]


“For those who truly wish to see, all the details of the Solar Line are written [in the measurements of the Mother’s Temple], down to the birth of the victorious Son, who is the first of the new race. In rejecting those measurements the people have also rejected the Father and Son, though this in no way alters the real work he comes to accomplish. His victory has been achieved and no power on Earth can now undo what has been done. But those who fail to see must reap the fruit of that refusal. Sri Aurobindo himself prophesied in Savitri this blindness on the part of 'the wisemen': 

A few shall see what none yet understands;  
God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep; 
For man shall not know the coming till its hour 
And belief shall be not till the work is done.  

[Book One, Canto IV, “The Secret Knowledge”] 

“And finally he prophesied in Savitri his own return to Earth in the form of the Youth-God [Kartikeya] who rides the victorious Peacock. In his epic poem he narrates his victory over Death, a work that is made possible by the incarnation of the Divine Mother.” – The New Way, Vols. 1&2, p. 163

Via the above, we can better see and understand the Vedic essence of the Maya Resurrection Plate. We can see that it contains, in its own veiled way, the prophetic and zodiacal story of the rebirth of the Father and the victory of the Son, who pours out the Vedic Kumbha and its purifying water of life and its eternal law and divine maya (=measure) to the world, breaking the curse or obstruction of Death and Ignorance that reigns in the 8th stage of the twelve-stage Yajña or Year. 

“Hundreds of [cosmological/zodiacal details regarding the Son’s birth and the Solar Line] appear as luminous truths before our eyes when we have been initiated into the true Measure of things, and the veils of illusion have been withdrawn to uncover the form of the divine Maya. This Truth of the Supreme Mother is revealed to be eternal and because of its undying and immortal nature, it is possible to reach back into the womb of Time and take up the earliest records of the experiences of Those who See and to find therein the same divine Measure. But without the necessary preparation the experiences expressed in the hymns of the early Rishis are only a garble of incoherent metaphors, strung together endlessly through a maze of tales that appear to have no relation to the man of today. However, let us bring our penetration of the Veda to a close by consolidating these ancient truths firmly into our modern world.”  – The New Way, Vols. 1&2,  p. 410 [Bold emphasis and text in parenthesis added]

Thea wrote these words at the age of 39 in 1977, a year she discussed in terms of her yogic “enhancement”. [17] 39 years later, in 2016, her passing coinciding with the unveiling of the Divine Maya and Eternal Law of the Vedic river and its indwelling Son. As discussed at the beginning of this post (7.2), this unveiling did shed, and continues to shed, great light on the “garble of incoherent metaphors” and symbols in the Vedas and in a wide variety of mythologies across the globe and across “the womb of Time”.

In the first half of Part Seven, I wrote: 

“As I see it, after Sri Aurobindo’s rebirth in 1963, it was simply a matter of Time until the geometric sense of the seven rivers was released. And it was released, 53-54 years later, after Thea completed her role as his Mother, as the Third of the Solar Line, and as the seer, the vessel (pātra) and transmitter of the gnosis that descended with his rebirth.” 

I wrote this because the prophecy of the Vedas and of St. John’s Revelation absolutely links the birth of the Son and the release of his seven rivers (floods, cows, mothers, mares, vials, etc.). Thus, if these ancient prophecies are accurate and if Sri Aurobindo’s rebirth is a fulfilment of these prophecies, his rebirth would necessarily accomplish the unblocking, unveiling, and uncovering of the geometric sense, the divine maya and the sanatana dharma (eternal law) of the Vedic rivers. And, as it turned out, the gnosis that did descend with his rebirth, which was received and given voice and body by his mother, Thea (the “Third” of the Solar Line) – absolutely did unblock the long-lost geometric sense of the Vedic rivers. Seven days before Thea’s passing, the conquering of the blockage or obstruction was apparently complete, because that is when the divine maya and sanatana dharma – i.e. the eternal geometric key/law – of these rivers was released, like a flood, into my consciousness. 

As our Age of the universal Aquarian Man/Water Bearer progresses, humanity will necessarily utilize this hard-won key, secret and treasure of the Vedas, of Vishnu’s avatars, and of St. John’s Revelation in order to collectively move beyond the veil and cave of our mass inherited ignorance and enjoy a progressively better and more integral view of what our world’s ancient seers knew and transmitted about the eternal and universal laws of the Soul’s manifestation and awakening in the field of Time and Space. The 9th sign of Sagittarius, which we entered into in our 2016-2025 enneadic cycle on 1 January 2022 (and on 234 BCE in our Maha Yuga cycle) is the sign of the Sage/Horse wherein the higher light and knowledge of the eternal and universal laws of the “Circle of Life” liberates us from our previously fixed, seemingly set in stone, crystalized falsehood or ignorance of our Divine Matrix and of our own divinity, which is the self-destructing, death-bound state of affairs in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, wherein the immortal Vedic waters of life and purifying wisdom are obstructed and held back from humanity. 

The Vedic Rishis indicated in many ways (as echoed by St. John in his Revelation) that the purifying release of the seven rivers (floods, vials, cows, etc.) by the Sage-Horse Agni, aka Soma Pavamana/Soma, and his companion Indra, was not only for the benefit of the Gods, but for the benefit, nourishment and uplifting of Mankind (Manu’s kin) on Earth.

“With you as a yokemate, o Soma, and in partnership with you, Indra made the waters flow for Manu [mánav=man=humanity]. He smashed the serpent; he let the seven rivers stream. He opened them up, like holes that have been covered over.” – RV 4.28.1, tr. Jamison & Brereton

“Thou, Indra, without effort hast let loose the floods to run their free course down, like chariots, to the sea, like chariots showing forth their strength. They, reaching hence away, have joined their strength for one eternal end, even as the cows who poured forth every thing for man, Yea, poured forth all things for mankind.” – Rig Veda 1.130.5-6, tr. RTH Griffith

“As on the fair-leafed tree rest birds, to Indra flow the gladdening Soma juices that the [seven] bowls contain. Their face that glows with splendour through their mighty power hath found the shine of heaven for man, the Aryas' light.” – Rig Veda 10.43.4, tr. RTH Griffith

When we understand the geometric and zodiacal key and context of these seven rivers we see that the Hero-Son-Horse-Sage simultaneously delivers them to and pours them out at the entrance into the only sign of the Zodiac that is associated with not only the Man, but with the pouring out of heavenly and purifying waters of wisdom – Vishnu’s fourth and "highest" preservation sign of Aquarius/Kumbha. These eternal seven rivers allows the Sage-Horse Agni/Soma Pavamana (Child of the Waters) to conquer the obstructions of Ignorance and Falsehood and to be born forward to his one goal which is referred to by many names throughout the Vedas, including the kumbha (=jar=pitcher=kalasha, kosha, etc.), the reservoir of the rivers, the meeting place of the rivers and gods, Agni’s resting or dwelling place, Manu’s and Man’s dwelling place, Indra’s heart, the special place of the sacrifice, and the feast or banquet of the gods. In RV 10.100 this place is simultaneously the “reservoir”, the “seat of law” (ṛtasya sadane=seat of truth) and the “heavenly udder” (ū́dhar divyáṃ). In 9.64 it is the “purifying sieve” or filter (pavitra), the home of Law [ṛtasya yonim], Indra's special place or rendezvous (niṣkṛtam), the “lake” (samudra=the gathering together of waters=ocean), and the “golden place of sacrifice” (yonim hiraṇyayam). [18] In RV 9.96, this place which Soma flows to (for Manu) is called “the fleecy summit” (sānau avye) [19], “the god’s banquet”, and the pitcher.

“Making the floods…[Agni-Soma-Sage-Horse decks/robes] himself in waters, warding off curses, King of all existence, he shall find way for prayer the while they cleanse him…. As thou didst flow for Manu Life-bestowing, Foe-queller, Comforter, rich in oblations, Even thus flow onward now conferring riches: combine with Indra, and bring forth thy weapons. Flow onward, Soma, rich in sweets and holy, enrobed in waters on the fleecy summit. Settle in vessels that are full of fatness, as cheering and most gladdening drink for Indra. Pour, hundred-streamed, winner of thousands, mighty at the Gods’ banquet, Pour the rain of heaven, while thou with [seven] rivers roarest in the beaker…. Hawk seated in the [seven] bowls, Bird wide-extended, the Banner seeking kine and wielding weapons, following close the sea, the wave of waters, the great Bull tells his fourth form and declares it. Like a fair youth who decorates his body, a courser rushing to the gain of riches, a steer to herds, so, flowing to the pitcher, he with a roar hath passed into the beakers.” – RV 9.96 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith  

The Bull’s fourth form here can easily be seen as Vishnu (the Bull’s) fourth fixed sign/seat – the sign of the Aquarian Man. In 7.100.6 Vishnu’s three steps or strides “over this earth” [i.e. over the course of the Zodiac] are said to give a home or “dwelling place for Manu”. In RV 10.40.13 this special place of the sacred year is called “the ford” (tīrtha) [20] …where men well may drink”. This is the place wherein the waters, rivers, cows, horses, and manna (=amrita) of the gods are gathered and released for the benefit, nourishment, unification and harmony of the gods and Mankind.

“[Ye heroes] throw open…unto those who win the cattle-stall that thunders with its sevenfold mouth. The Woman [=Mother] [21]  hath brought forth, the Infant hath appeared, the plants of wondrous beauty straightway have sprung up. [22] To him the rivers run as down a deep descent, and he this day becomes their master and their lord....Even so, rejoicing in the dwelling-place of man, give hero sons and riches to the eloquent. Make a ford…where men well may drink: remove the spiteful tree-stump standing in the path.” ‒ Rig Veda,13, tr. RTH Griffith [Bold emphasis added]

The spiteful tree-stump or obstruction standing in the path to this joyous victory is simply ignorance of what these symbols symbolize. Once we know their geometric and zodiacal key, there is no longer any obstruction – discussed as a curse in Part 7.1 – and Man can “drink” of the eternal waters of life, rather than continue to be poisoned by the stagnant waters of Scorpio.

Once this obstruction is removed, we can see and understand how the recovery and the pouring out of the eternal truth of the sacred rivers and of the Kumbha by the Vedic Son is essential to the full realization of the Universal Brotherhood of Man (Humanity) in the Age of the Aquarian Water Bearer. We can see that the process of defragmenting our collective consciousness is actually dependent on knowing exactly WHAT WATER IS in the Vedas, [23] and equally what the water and Jar/Kumbha of Aquarius IS in zodiacal lore and what the water of life and the vials/bowls are in St. John’s Revelation. The pouring out of the Kumbha (i.e. of the vesica piscis) and its eternal-heavenly waters of life and universal wisdom is both a symbol and a prophecy of the recovery of the vesica piscis as a crucial key and eternal law of unity consciousness. Without the recovery, revelation or unveiling of what this symbol actually symbolizes, the ancient prophecy of the victorious and purifying pouring out of the rivers of the Vedas, the vials of Revelation, and the Kumbha of Aquarius is simply not fulfilled. And vice versa, upon the recovery of the eternal truth (sanatana dharma) and divine maya that these symbols symbolize, the rivers are no longer obstructed and covered by the Dragon of our inherited collective ignorance, and the ancient prophecy, which echoes throughout the world in many variations, is fulfilled. 

I certainly do not mean to imply that the geometric sense of the Vedic waters and their release is the only sense or layer of meaning of their symbolism, but I do hold that their geometric sense and layer of meaning is entirely inseparable from its other layers, including the spiritual, mystic, and psychological layers illuminated by Sri Aurobindo, and the zodiacal and numerical layers illuminated by Thea. Thea recognized that all of the layers of the Vedas are integrally connected within the same unifying framework of the twelve-month, 360° Vedic Year. It should not be difficult for readers to appreciate the fact that this unifying framework is one hundred percent based upon the eternal geometric law of the radius and its “two mothers” – the circle and the vesica piscis. Even though it did come as a great surprise in October 2016 to learn that the radius and vesica piscis function as keys of deciphering and understanding the jumble of veiled symbols and lore of the Vedas, in retrospect it is not surprising at all. It makes absolutely perfect sense.

The final hymn of the Vedas, 10.191 emphasizes the unity conscious to be attained by the Vedic heroes and by humanity at the Kumbha – the place where Agni, Indra, and the gods and the seven rivers (goddesses) and Mankind gather and unite their forces in the course of the 12-month of the sacrifice. In RV 10.191, this place where Agni is enkindled, ignited, or born by his seven rivers is called pade ilas which Sri Aurobindo translated as “the seat of revelation”.

“O Fire, O strong one, as master thou unitest us with all things and [thou] art kindled high in the seat of revelation; do thou bring to us the Riches. Join together, speak one word, let your minds arrive at one knowledge even as the ancient gods arriving at one knowledge partake each of his own portion. Common Mantra have all these, a common gathering to union, one mind common to all, they are together in one knowledge; I pronounce for you a common Mantra, I do sacrifice for you with a common offering. One and common be your aspiration, united your hearts, common to you be your mind, — so that close companionship may be yours.” – Rig Veda 10.191, tr. Sri Aurobindo

Pade ilas yields many different translations according to the varying definitions and senses of pade in the Vedas, including “location”, “foot”, “footprint”, “word” (pada), “footstep”, “metrical foot”, “dwelling”, “step”, “mark”, “position”, “trace”, “construction”, “station”, “topographic point”, “path”, “pathway” and “residence”. In the Kannada language, pāḍe refers to a “water vessel” or “boat”. In RV 1.154 Vishnu’s highest step (pade) is equated with “the well of meath”, i.e. the kumbha or pot of Amrita/Soma wine. There are also varying senses of ila, including a river and goddess, a libation or pouring out of a liquid offering, speech (vac), the goddess of speech (Vak), a cow (vaca in Spanish), and manna (food), all of which I have discussed as veiled symbols of the divine measure of the vesica piscis/kumbha of the Vedic Year. RTH Griffith translates pade ilas as “libation's place”, which is fitting for the place where the Soma-wine and the divine waters are poured out of their Kumbha. In RV 3.29 Agni is Ila’s son – “the red pillar” – who is “set down” in her “place” (íḷāyās padé) which Sri Aurobindo translated as “the seat of the Word of revelation”. In RV 10.70.1 Kashyap and Jamison & Brereton translated the same respectively as “the seat of revelation” and “the foot of refreshment” which contains in itself the “ghee-covered” or “oil-filled ladle” (ghṛtācīm). [24]

“[Delight Agni] in the ghee-covered (ladle) in the footprint of refreshment.” – RV 10.70.1 tr. Jamison & Brereton

Both the ghee (ghṛtā) and the footprint (padé) in this verse are overlapping symbols of the vesica piscis. [25] Whereas Agni is said to be kindled in pade ilas (the seat, path, footprint, residence, etc. of Ila) in 10.91.1, in 3.25.5 he is equivalently “[enkindled] in the floods' home”. These are just a few of the myriad ways the Vedic Rishis talked about the same place, goal in the Zodiac which is the entrance into the Kumbha of Aquarius—the gathering place of Agni’s seven rivers (=floods), the Gods and Manu/Man. It is here that the Divine Son’s and the Divine Mother’s (Aditi’s) seven streams of eternal truth, law, and holy order (ṛtásya dhā́rā) are poured out for Man/Humanity as a universal basis of unity and harmony as we journey and evolve together within the unified field of Time and Space. 

In RV 8.39.8, Agni—the Lord and Son on of the seven rivers—is called the “Lord of the Sevenfold Race of men” (tr. Griffith). In RL Kashyap’s translation of the same, Agni is “the sevenfold human (agniḥ sapta-mānuṣaḥ)…lodged in all the rivers”. Both translations make sense if we understand that the Man of Aquarius can indeed be considered “sevenfold” based on the geometry of the seven rivers and their Son. The sevenfold Man of Aquarius is not the Man of Ignorance. It is the Man (Human) who has entered into the heavenly realm of unity consciousness via gnosis of the eternal law (sanatana dharma) and divine measure of the Zodiac, aka Aditi, the Circle of Life, the Tree of Life, the Vedic Sacrifice (Yajna), the Vedic Year and the Holy City of Revelation. This Man is, like the Vedic Kumbha, a vessel full of the seven “rivers of Truth”, and likewise full of the seven-headed thought (dhiyam sapta-śīrṣṇīm) that wins the Swar realm (Heaven), after full passage through the first ten months of the Zodiac. 

“I hold for you in the waters (i.e. the seven Rivers) the thought that wins possession of heaven (this is once more the seven-headed thought born from the Truth and found by Ayasya), by which the Navagwas passed through the ten months; [26] by this thought may we have the gods for protectors, by this thought may we pass through beyond the evil.” – RV 5.45.11, tr. Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA, Vol. 15, p. 175 [Bold emphasis added]

In Rig Veda 2.24 the Kumbha which the seven rivers (=cows) flow to is depicted as a “secret well of honey” which has a rock (āśma =stone) for its face.

“In [RV 2.24] Brihaspati is described driving up the cows [=rivers], breaking Vala by the divine word, brahmaņā, concealing the darkness and making Swar visible. The first result is the breaking open by force of the well which has the rock for its face and whose streams are of the honey, madhu, the Soma sweetness, aśmāsyam avatām madhudḥāram. This well of honey covered by the rock must be the Ananda or divine beatitude of the supreme threefold world of bliss….

“This secret well of honey is drunk by all those who are able to see Swar and they pour out its billowing fountain of sweetness in manifold streams together, tam eva viśve papire svardṛśo bahu sākaṃ sisicur utsam udriņam. These many streams poured out together are the seven rivers poured down the hill by Indra after slaying Vritra, the rivers or streams of the Truth, ṛtasya dhāraḥ; and they represent, according to our theory, the seven principles of conscious being in their divine fulfilment in the Truth and Bliss. This is why the seven-headed thought, — that is to say, the knowledge of the divine existence with its seven heads or powers, the seven-rayed knowledge of Brihaspati, saptagum, has to be confirmed or held in thought in the waters, the seven rivers, that is to say the seven forms of divine consciousness are to be held in the seven forms or movements of divine being; dhiyaṃ vo apsu dadḥiṣe svarṣām, I hold the Swar-conquering thought in the waters.” – Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA Vol. 15, pp. 178-79 [Bold emphasis added]

Surya handing Yudhishthira the Akshaya Patra (Inexhaustible Vessel). (wiki)
One of the ways this well or kumbha of honey (or amrita, soma, meath, waters, milk, butter, oil, ghee etc.) is depicted in the Mahabharata is as the Akshaya Patra – the “inexhaustible vessel” with an inexhaustible (i.e. eternal) supply of food (=manna), which was given to the war hero Yudhishthira by the solar god (Surya).

I see the sevenfold race of the Aquarian Man/Water Bearer, as humanity that has reunited with the multidimensional gnosis of the Zodiac and its rivers or “streams of truth”. Via this reunion, we come to see that just as creation manifests with a certain geometric precision in the three most obvious dimensions of Space (width, breadth, and height), that it also manifests with a certain geometric precision in the triadic expression Time (Past, Present and Future). This is not at all apparent unless we begin to understand and develop in ourselves the trikala drishti of the Rishis and see our soul’s sacred journey—its yajna or sacrifice—in Time and Space as a cyclical and supra-conscious whole, containing in itself both micro and macro cycles of Time. And once we see this, we begin to develop, birth, and embody a higher awareness and consciousness of the unified field of Time and Space, and of the supramental way our soul controls its own divine awakening (kindling) within the vessel (kumbha) of our body and within the womb of creation (the Divine Matrix). We become aware of the eternal sacred law and geometry (Divine Maya) of our own body and our own field of Being and Becoming within that Divine Matrix. We move beyond our inherited or adopted ignorance and rebirth our collective soul and recover our Truth-Consciousness and Unity-Consciousness from the dark womb of our own Ignorance. We take on and progressively fulfill the yoga or work of manifesting the Divine in ourselves and in our world. We awaken the Divine Son—the indwelling divinity, the “Hidden One”—in our own consciousness. We collectively cultivate and celebrate the direct experience of the divinity of our macrocosmic and of our own microcosmic lives, correcting the past error (as Sri Aurobindo discussed in his writings) of seeing Spirit and Material creation as severed and separate entities.

In The Secret of the Veda Sri Aurobindo wrote of the summit of the Vedic sacrifice as “the great work of upward human evolution” and the “divinising of man”. [27] He also wrote of the release of the seven rivers from the obstruction of Vritra as a victory that is won in the progressive course of the twelve-month Vedic sacrifice (c. 1914-1920). 

“The winning of these seven rivers of our being withheld by Vritra and these seven rays withheld by Vala, the possession of our complete divine consciousness delivered from all falsehood by the free descent of the truth, gives us the secure possession of the world of Swar and the enjoyment of mental and physical being lifted into the godhead above darkness, falsehood and death by the in-streaming of our divine elements. This victory is won in twelve periods of the upward journey, represented by the revolution of the twelve months of the sacrificial year, the periods corresponding to the successive dawns of a wider and wider truth, until the tenth secures the victory. What may be the precise significance of the nine rays and the ten, is a more difficult question which we are not yet in a position to solve; but the light we already have is sufficient to illuminate all the main imagery of the Rig Veda.” – Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA, Vol. 15, p. 182

Regardless of the fact that his stage of the restoration of Vedic gnosis and its underlying sanatana dharma did not involve illuminating the zodiacal and geometric secrets of the Vedas, and of the Vedic rivers, his work firmly established the seed and foundation for these progressive illuminations to follow. Below are a few excerpts from his writings on Agni, on the Vedas, and on the evolution of the “true [universal] individual” [=Man/Human] who has ascended “out of the sevenfold ignorance into the sevenfold knowledge” which can now be read, keeping in mind the recovery of geometric and zodiacal sense and law of the seven rivers that liberate and uplift Agni and Man from the obstructions of Vritra (the obstructions of the fixed water sign of Scorpio) to the goal, kumbha, banquet, and special place of the Vedic sacrifice.

“[Agni] is a Truth-Conscious soul, a seer, a priest and a worker,—the immortal worker in man. His mission is to purify all that he works upon and to raise up the soul struggling in Nature from obscurity to the light, from the strife and the suffering to love and joy, from the heat and the labour to the peace and the bliss. He is then, the Will, the Knowledge-Force of the Deva; secret inhabitant of Matter and its forms, visible and beloved guest of man, it is he that guards the law of the Truth of things in the apparent aberrations and confusions of the world.” – Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA, Vol. 15, p. 388 [Bold emphasis added]


“[E]volution, this process of heightening and widening and integralisation, is in its nature a growth and an ascent out of the sevenfold ignorance into the integral knowledge.…

“[T]he method and the result of the conscious spiritual evolution [would seem to be] a transformation of the life of the Ignorance into the divine life of the truth-conscious spirit, a change from the mental into a spiritual and supramental way of being, a self-expansion out of the sevenfold ignorance into the sevenfold knowledge. This transformation would be the natural completion of the upward process of Nature as it heightens the forces of consciousness from principle to higher principle until the highest, the spiritual principle, becomes expressed and dominant in her, takes up cosmic and individual existence on the lower planes into its truth and transforms all into a conscious manifestation of the Spirit. The true individual, the spiritual being, emerges, individual yet universal, universal yet self-transcendent: life no longer appears as a formation of things and an action of being created by the separative Ignorance.” – Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Part 2, Ch 19, “Out of the Sevenfold Ignorance towards the Sevenfold Knowledge”, CWSA, Vol. 21-22, pp. 756, 769-70 [All emphasis added]

Sri Aurobindo opened the “Sevenfold Ignorance/Sevenfold Knowledge” chapter of The Life Divine with his own translation of Maha Upanishad 5.1.7 (another translation of which is featured at the beginning of this post).

“Seven steps has the ground of the Ignorance, seven steps has the ground of the Knowledge.” 

This same Vedic theme is found in the seventh aphorism of the Rosicrucian’s “Secret Doctrine”,

“The Soul of Man is Sevenfold, yet but One in essence; Man's Spiritual Unfoldment has as its end the Discovery of Himself beneath the Sevenfold Veil.”

What stands to be recognized now in our Aquarian Age – the Age of the illumined Universal Man or Human – is that the liberation beyond the sevenfold ignorance (=the sevenfold forts or castles [28]) of the uninitiated, into the sevenfold knowledge of the Vedic Rishis/Seers, is simply not complete without the knowledge of what and where these seven rivers (=seven cows, etc.) are in the twelve-month Vedic sacrificial year. Divorced of this context and geometry, these rivers cannot fully deliver their powers and treasures of gnosis to Humanity.

[In] the cow’s [step, footprint, or track (=padé)] was born the Great Eternal [Akṣáram=Syllable]. Now shall the statutes [=the laws] of the Gods be valid….I glance back to the ancient sacrifices. Let us declare the truth when [Agni] is kindled.… 

"Child of two Mothers, [Agni] wanders unrestrained, the single youngling. ….[He] still precedes while resting as foundation.… [He] goeth to the realm of splendour, and looketh on us, clad in wondrous beauty.…Viṣṇu, the guardian, keeps [protects] the loftiest station, upholding dear, immortal dwelling-places.…[T]he two Cows, the Mother and the Daughter, meet and give suck [to Agni] yielding their lordly nectar [=amrita], I praise them at the seat of law eternal….On what world hath the Milch-cow laid her udder? This Iḷā streameth with the milk of Order….I seek the seat of law eternal.…

Let the milch-kine [the seven rivers] that have no calves storm downward, yielding rich nectar, streaming, unexhausted, these who are ever new and fresh and youthful.…The two great meeting Bowls hath [Agni] united: each of the Pair is laden with his treasure. – tr. Rig Veda 3.55 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith [bold emphasis added]


He who knows not the eternal syllable [akṣáram] of the Veda, the highest [heaven] upon which all the Gods repose, what business has he with the Veda? Only its knowers sit here in peace and concord." – Rig Veda 1.164.39, tr. Raimundo Panikkar, The Vedic Experience ‒ Mantramanjari, p. 3

In RV1.164.42, akṣáram [29],―one of the many symbols [30] of the vesica piscis in the above hymn―, is equivalent to Soma’s “imperishable flood” or river which gives the universe life. In the Mahabharata the Vedic akṣáram is portrayed as Akshaya Patra – the “inexhaustible vessel” (discussed above) given to the war hero Yudhishthira by the solar god, Surya. I present these last verses and the geometric sense of akṣáram because the Rishis made it absolutely clear this eternal “syllable” (=flood=river=vessel) is absolutely crucial in accessing and understanding the eternal truth and law (sanatana dharma) of the Vedas. Likewise the gnosis of what and where the seven rivers/floods of the Vedas (and of Revelation) are in the twelve-month Vedic year, is crucial for humanity’s rise out of the “sevenfold ignorance into the sevenfold knowledge”. As long as these seven rivers/vials are seen out of their original context, the sevenfold ignorance of humanity prevails and efforts to read and interpret our world’s ancient symbols will continue to amount to reading in a cave of darkness, mistaking the dimly lit mind for lighting.

In my next post I will discuss, among other things, Russia's Invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 in relation to the 144-year anniversary of the Mother's birth on 21 February 2022, Thea's geo-cosmology, and the USA's Pluto Return on 20 February 2022.

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[1] Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon.

[2] "These deities [God S and God CH], sometimes referred to as the Headband Gods, have commonly been identified as the Classic-period versions of the Hero Twins, Hunapu and Xbalanqu...." [Andrew Finegold Vital Voids: Cavities and Holes in Mesoamerican Material Culture] The Navajo version of the Hero Twins, Naayéé neizghání (Slayer of Monsters) and Tóbájíshchíní (Child of Water) correspond to the descriptions and functions of Indra and Agni in the Vedas.

[3] Wikipedia, Triptolemus.

[4] Thea wrote at great length about Vishnu’s incarnations in the four preservation ages of the Great Year, as a mechanism of restoring sanatana dharma in our world. She equated Vishnu’s highest seat in the Zodiac with the fourth preservation sign, Aquarius, and she discussed Sri Aurobindo as Vishnu’s supramental avatar (aka Kalki) in our Age of Aquarius. See: The Gnostic Circle and Secrets of the Earth – Questions and Answers on the Line of Ten Avatars of Vedic Tradition.

[6] Thompson, J. Eric S. (1970). Maya History and Religion. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

[7] RV 9.25.1, 9.26.5, 9.57.2. In RV 3.3.5 Agni is referred to as the “Lord of green domains, Vaisvanara dweller in the floods, who finds the light.” – tr. RTH Griffith

[8] “[Agni] Ruler of sacrifices, guard of Law eternal, radiant One, Increasing in thine own abode.” – RV 1.1.8, tr. RTH Griffith

[9] RV 9.114.2, tr. RTH Griffith.

[10] RTH Griffith: “Agni, thou art our Providence, our Father thou: we are thy brethren and thou art our spring of life. In thee, rich in good heroes, guard of high decrees, meet hundred, thousand treasures, O infallible!”

[11] The Vedic “sacrifice” (yajna) is the 12-month sacred year, which Thea saw as equivalent to the Tropical Solar Year/Zodiac. She considered the sidereal measure of the sacrifice/sacred year, as adhered to by so-called Vedic astrologers, to be post-Vedic and to be a mass mismeasure (mass distortion) of the Vedic Year. See: “The Origins and Nature of Hindu Decline” (Thea, 2006).

[12] See Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom, pp. 339-342 (manna); pp. 207, 228-29, 330-337 (stone).

[13] “[Agni, the] Speaker, unassailable Master of this hymn, the Tongue of sacrifice pours forth the pleasant meath. Within the lustrous region of the heavens the Son [Agni] makes the third secret name of Mother and of Sire.” – Rig Veda 9.75.2, tr. RTH Griffith.   

[14] Kaskhap translated candramā as Soma (=Agni) who is indeed concealed in the Vedic waters. It is worth noting that whereas candra and candramas are often translated as “Moon” or a “deity of the Moon”, candra means “glittering, shining (as gold), having the brilliancy or hue of light (said of gods, of water and of Soma)”  and the root means “to measure”. In the Mahabharata and Candramā is a river. This name of Agni [equivalent to the name of Soma] makes sense when we understand that he (the radius) is the measurer of the vesica piscis, measuring out the twelve moons/months (s/māsa) of the year.  

[15] See The Gnostic Circle and The New Way, Vols 1&2, pp. 141, 163fn., 190, 193, 207, 255-56, 266, 312-13, 372, 472, 569; The Tenth Day of Victory, Vol. 2.1, pp. 317-378; and The Hidden Manna, which Thea described in The New Way, Vols. 1&2 as a “deciphering of John's prophecy…written [in 1976] immediately after the knowledge had come of the Father's rebirth as the Son, or Agni” [p. 472].

[16] The Gnostic Circle presents the initiatory keys of gnosis needed to begin to shift out of the linear, “conventional framework” to see and understand the supramental and cosmological harmonies that manifest themselves in the 360° field of Time and Space.

[17] See The New Way, Vols. 1&2, pp. 302-304, 320-327.

[18] Tr. RTH Griffith.

[19] Sānau/sānu means summit, mountain or ridge, and avye is a reference to the Soma’s woolen filter or strainer.

[20] From Wisdom Library: “The term tīrtha (तीर्थ, “Receptacle”) means a clean vessel containing water [=kumbha]; ‘tīrtha’ (literally) is that which exists for the purpose of saving people, i.e., freeing them from their sins. In some places ‘tīrtha’ is explained as ‘that by which people descend into water.’ … Tīrtha (तीर्थ, “watering place”) is that place where people go for the purpose of fetching water from rivers, tanks and other reservoirs. Such a place is generally deserted; as none except one desiring water goes near the place…”. Cologne Digital Sanskrit Library lists the following connotations of tīrtha: “a passage, way, road, ford, stairs for landing or for descent into a river, bathing-place, place of pilgrimage on the banks of sacred streams, piece of water…”.

[21] This “Woman” could be a reference to the entire Zodiac, aka Aditi, the Mother/Cow of Light. It could also be a reference to Agni’s seventh mother, river, or flood, called by the name of Saraswati in RV. 7.36.6:

“Coming together, glorious, loudly roaring-Sarasvati, Mother of Floods, the seventh-With copious milk, with fair streams, strongly flowing, full swelling with the volume of their water….” – RV 7.36.6, tr. RTH Griffith  

[22] In RV 10.97.8, “the [healing] plants” are likened to cows (=rivers) that “stream forth” from their stall or containment.

[23] While writing Part Seven, an acquaintance recited to me the intro parable of David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon College commencement speech called “This Is Water”: “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?” 

[24] Tr. respectively by Jamison & Brereton and RTH Griffith. HH Wilson translated ghṛtā́cīm as “butter-laden (spoon)”. Cologne Sanskrit Digital Lexicon defines ghṛtā́cī as “the sacrificial ladle (with which the ghee is taken up, poured out; abounding in ghee, filled with ghee, sprinkling ghee, shining with ghee.” RL Kashyap, a student of Sri Aurobindo’s Vedic translations, translated ghṛtā́cī in this verse as “luminous Thought”, which tracks with Sri Aurobindo’s commentaries on ghṛtā

“I found that ghṛtā́ was constantly used in connection with the thought or the mind, that heaven in Veda was a symbol of the mind…." – Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA Vol. 15, p. 43 

“The ghṛta of the sacrifice is the yield of the shining Cow; it is the clarity or brightness of the solar light in the human mentality.”  – Ibid, p. 243

[25] In RV 4.58.4 the sacrificial oil, ghee or butter ghṛtā is said to be “triply placed in the cow (which is) hidden by the Panis” (tr. RL Kashyap) which is veiled reference to the three vesica piscis (elsewhere three rivers) that divide the Vedic Year (=the cow=mother Aditi) into three. And, as illuminated by Sri Aurobindo, on the psychological/spiritual level:

“[T]he clarified butter [ghṛtā] is a psychological symbol, the cow in which the gods find the clarified butter hidden by the Panis must also symbolise an inner illumination and not physical light. The cow is really Aditi, the infinite consciousness hidden in the subconscient, and the triple ghṛtā is the triple clarity of the liberated sensation finding its secret of delight, of the thought-mind attaining to light and intuition and of the truth itself, the ultimate supra-mental vision.” – Ibid, p. 104

[26] For readers who are unfamiliar with Thea's teachings on this subject, she saw the seven rivers as being released ten degrees into the 10th sign of Capricorn (10° Capricorn/the 7 Point of the Circle of 9), rather than at the end of full passage through the 10th month of Capricorn. See: The New Way, Vols. 1&2, pp. 412-417, 422. After the October 2016 revelations of the geometric sense of the Vedic rivers, I came to see the Rishis’ descriptions of the passage through the ten months, as a description of the full passage through ten full months of the Zodiac, ending at the entrance into Aquarius.

[27] The Secret of the Veda, CWSA Vol. 15, p. 339.

[28] These forts or castles that are dismantled by Indra and Agni and the Vedic heroes are numbered as seven in a few hymns [1.63.7, 1.174.2, 6.20.10, 7.18.13]. In many hymns they are numbered as 99 and 100. The seven forts, the 99 and 100 forts appear to be entirely equivalent to each other with regards to how they are discussed by the Rishis. The only way this equivalence makes sense to me from my current point of view is considering that these are equivalent locations in the ONE zodiacal circle, a circle which can be (and is) measured or divided in many different ways. If the 12 measure of the Vedic Year was sometimes a 120 measure (one third of the full 360 measure), then 0° Aquarius – the 300° of the 360° Zodiac – would be equivalent to 100 of the 120 measures, just as it is equivalent to 10 (passage through 10 full months) in the circle of 12. [300/360 = 100/120 = 10/12].

[30] Symbols of the vesica(e) piscis or river(s) of the Zodiac in 3.55 include, the cow’s step or track, the statues or laws of the Gods, the beauty which Agni is clad (robed) in, the lordly nectar, the udder of the Milch-cow (Aditi), the river of Ila, the Daughter, and the milch-kine [=cows] that storm downward with their nectar. The two cows, mothers, and “great meeting Bowls” joined by Agni are the bowls of the vesica piscis and the circle.

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