The Spherical Gnosis of the Sage ~ Part 7 ~ The Apocalyptic Flood of the Divine Son and his Aquarian Kumbha

The Destruction of Leviathan Gustave Dore, 1865
The Destruction of Leviathan Gustave Dore, 1865

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“He who fixed fast and firm the earth that staggered, and set at rest the agitated mountains, who measured out the air's wide middle region and gave the heaven support, He, men, is Indra. [He] slew the Dragon, freed the Seven Rivers, and drove the kine forth from the cave of Vala.…By [Indra] this universe was made to tremble, who chased away the humbled brood of demons....” – Rig Veda 2.12.2-4 excerpts, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

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“Send down for us the rain of heaven, ye [storm gods], and let the Stallion's flood descend in torrents. Come hither with this thunder while thou pourest the waters down, our heavenly Lord and Father. Thunder and roar: the germ of life deposit. Fly round us on thy chariot water-laden. Thine opened waterskin draw with thee downward, and let the hollows and the heights be level. Lift up the mighty vessel, pour down water, and let the liberated streams rush forward.” ‒ Rig Veda 5.83.6-8, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

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“Led [by his rivers] and sent forth, the Strong Steed hath come nigh for spoil…. [Agni] coming as a Sage from heaven to prosper us, flow like the Sun for us to see.” ‒ Rig Veda 9.64.29-30 excerpts, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

In Part Six I discussed the Vedic prophecy of the Apocalyptic birth or revelation of the Divine Son, Sage or Horse, Agni as Soma Pavamana, via his (and likewise Indra’s) seven rivers or floods as a zodiacal prophecy of an expected evolutionary shift or birth out of the dark womb of our linear-binary consciousness and into the spherical, supramental unity consciousness of the Divine Sage in the Age of Aquarius/Kumbha. I have written at length about the revelatory release of the zodiacal and geometric sense of the seven rivers-mothers of the Sage-Son-Horse or “Stallion’s Flood” (illustrated below) in conjunction with Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet’s (Thea’s) 2 October 2016 passing, approximately seven years before the writing this article (October-November of 2023) and will not expand upon that experience here.

The zodiacal geometry of the Seven Rivers (seven vesica piscis) of the Vedas (Lori Tompkins, 2023)

It is worth reemphasizing here that I see the 2016 revelation of the sacred zodiacal geometry of the seven rivers (=mothers, cows, etc.) and the sacred zodiacal geometry of the Vedic Kumbha or Water Jar as a natural extension and fruit of Sri Aurobindo’s supramental consciousness-force and his avataric yoga of recovering the Sanatana Dharma or eternal law of the Vedic Seers. In my view, the 2016 revelation of this zodiacal geometry, 144 [=12 x 12] years after Sri Aurobindo’s birth in 1872 [=12 x 12 x 12 + (12 x 12)], is a sign, symbol, and marker of his avataric victory as the Vedic Sage, in Vishnu’s Age of Aquarius/Kumbha, where the lost spherical or zodiacal (360°) gnosis of the Vedic Rivers and their Kumbha or reservoir (samudra) is recovered and released.   

I do not see this Sagittarian-driven “Flood”,—equivalent to the purifying heavenly waters poured out of the Aquarian Water Jar or Kumbha—, as solely a geometric and zodiacal symbol. It is inextricably and integrally a symbol of the purification and dissolution of our narrow-minded, binary-linear Ignorance and via the birth of our own indwelling unity consciousness. One natural outcome of this prophesized birth is the illumination and restoration of the spherical and zodiacal context of long misunderstood Vedic, as well as pre-Vedic and post-Vedic symbols and lore. This emergent seed of our spherical, supramental unity consciousness and its accompanying floods of illumination and integration, establish the wholistic foundation of the prophesied “Heaven on Earth”, which Sri Aurobindo wrote of as “The Life Divine”

In Part Six I also discussed St. John’s Apocalypse or Revelation as a reimagining of the poetic zodiacal prophecy of the Vedas. I wrote:

“So long as the Vedic sense and origin of St. John’s Revelation is ignored, there can be no real understanding of the word “Apocalypse” or of St. John’s Apocalypse….

“In St. John’s Revelation, this purifying release [of the Vedic rivers] is depicted as the release of the seven vials or bowls “of God’s Wrath”. In Sri Aurobindo’s “Lotus of the Avatar” symbol [=Vishnu’s Lotus], these seven rivers or seven vials/bowls of the Vedic and Biblical Apocalypse are represented as seven waves.”  

Sri Aurobindo's Symbol (with seven waves)
In Part Seven, which I am publishing in conjunction with the Sun and Pluto’s 2024 simultaneous entrance into the sign of Aquarius/Kumbha, I will present various excerpts from St. John’s Revelation and from the Rig Veda, inviting readers to see and understand these ancient prophecies and symbols from the vantage point of having the 360° spherical and zodiacal key or gnosis of the Vedic Sage-Son planted in the forefront of your consciousness. Note that Thea analyzed and discussed the zodiacal prophecy of St. John’s Revelation in great depth in The Hidden Manna (1976). In her various writings she made it clear that she considered Sri Aurobindo’s 1963 rebirth in the 9th sign of Sagittarius,—the sign of the conquering Vedic Son-Sage-Horse-Hero-Archer-with-his-Bow—, as the Aquarian-Age fulfilment of the Vedic and Biblical prophecy of the birth of the Divine Son, which she saw as equivalent to the prophecies of the coming of Vishnu’s Kalki Avatar and Skanda (=Kartikeya) in Hindu tradition and Maitreya in Buddhist tradition.

“[The] Conqueror…must release [the entrapped Sun/Light] from the pit of dense matter. In this mystery lies the essence of the [8th sign of] Scorpio…. [Revelation 8:11 reads] ‘many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter'…. [These] are the waters that are enclosed and can become stagnant and hence poisoned ‒ bitter.… [N]ow that which was received and swallowed up or engulfed by the thick blanket of inertia must begin to work itself out and upward once more, transforming the darkness as it proceeds. This is the Redemption, the work of the avatar now in its phase of the Conqueror [=Son].” – Thea, The Hidden Manna, p. 88 [Bold emphasis added]

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“Agni [of the Rig Veda] is the fourth of [Sri Aurobindo’s] supramental avataric descent; he is Skanda of the Puranic Tales: he is Kalki of the Ten Puranic Avatars; he is the Conqueror  of St. John's Apocalypse; he is the Horse of the Veda, the symbol of Force (Tapas), the counterpart of the Cow, the symbol of the Light of Consciousness.... The Horse then is a major symbol in the Vedic hymns invoking Agni…. 

When the Son takes birth in the sign Sagittarius, Agni is born on Earth, and the high Truth of the Veda can be revealed. The deciphering of these ancient texts is impossible unless one has the keys of higher knowledge. No scholar or pundit can pierce the veils of the enigmatic hymns unless he has been initiated into the mysteries of the miraculous Birth. And for this he must know the structure of the zodiac thoroughly because only therein can he find the keys to a timeless Knowledge." – The New Way, Vols. 1&2, pp. 379-380 [Bold emphasis added]

The Sacred Seven who give birth to the Divine Son/One

As I came to learn in October-November of 2016, the first seven vesica piscis flowing through the Zodiac,—beginning at 0° Aries/Mesha (the Ram) and reaching 0° Aquarius/Kumbha—, are given many symbolic and poetic names or identities in the Rig Veda. They are lauded and depicted as seven rivers, seven floods, seven streams, seven pathways, seven mothers, seven sisters (who are virgins), seven daughters, seven dawns, seven cows or horses (mares), seven rays, seven beakers (kośam=jars=vessels), seven friends, seven germs, seven wheels, seven holy songs (=hymns), seven devotions (=thoughts, inspirations) seven meters, seven tones, seven voices, seven threads, seven regions, stations, or places; seven communities, seven currents, seven forts or castles; seven reins, seven sacrificial offerings or hotras; seven lights, seven glories, seven treasures, seven mouths, seven libations or draughts (of Soma-wine/Amrita), seven flames, etc. There is also a mention of seven hands, but I’m not sure at this point if that is a reference to the seven radii that draw out the seven vesicae piscium, or the seven vesicae piscium themselves. The occult Vedic geometry of the first seven vesicae piscium (i.e. “fish”) of the Zodiac could well be the forgotten origin of the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” — an Italian Christmas tradition associated with the birth of the Divine Son. 

Other veiled symbols or names of the eternal form, law and measure of the vesica piscis throughout the Rig Veda, include Soma wine (aka the Amrita, divine manna or honeyed-wine, mead or food/drink of the gods), Soma drops, and Soma stones; the sacred Word, Syllable and Cow/Goddess (Vāc); the robe, armor, adornment or weapon of the Vedic Son and his companions; a chalice, cup, bowl, tub, beaker or ladle; the purifying filter or fleece; the Divine Son’s wife or wives; the roar or sound of thunder and of a bull; a rain-filled cloud, a mountain, cave, ridge, hill, a gem, and dragon/serpent. The list goes on.  

The seven radii that inform, draw out or pour out these seven vesicae piscium that bear the purified or whitened Sage-Son-Horse (=the radius of 0° Sagittarius) to the entrance of his heavenly Kumbha or Jar (0° Aquarius) are also given many symbolic and poetic names and identities. They are seven rishis or Angirases (=poets, seers), sages, priests, ministers, or singers; seven tongues; seven male children or sons; seven spears, seven sticks, or weapons). On p. 323 of Geometric Keys of Wisdom (book) I mistakenly equated the seven rays of the Vedas as symbols of seven radii, even though I was aware of the equivalence between the seven cows, seven rays, and seven rivers as illuminated by Sri Aurobindo’s writings on the Vedas. I conflated the English word “ray” (translated in various Vedic hymns from various Sanskrit words) with the linear form of the radius. Now I see most, if not all, mentions of the “seven rays” in the Vedas as symbols of the vesicae piscium.

In Part Two, Chapter Four of Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom (book), entitled “The Vedic Origin of St. John’s Revelation”, I discussed “the preponderance of the number seven” in both the Rig Veda and Revelation:

“The preponderance of the number seven in St. John’s Revelation – the seven seals, seven angels, seven stars, seven churches, seven lampstands, seven thunderers, seven trumpets, seven vials or bowls and seven floods – mirrors its preponderance in the Rig Veda where we have the seven rivers, seven words, seven sages, seven singers, seven Angiras Rishis, seven horses, seven delights and the seven-headed thought of the hero. [Sri Aurobindo wrote:]

‘The number seven plays an exceedingly important part in the Vedic system, as in most very ancient schools of thought. We find it recurring constantly,—the seven delights, sapta ratnāni; the seven flames, tongues or rays of Agni, sapta acriṣḥ, sapta jvālāḥ; the seven forms of the Thought-principle, sapta dhītayaḥ; the seven Rays or Cows, forms of the Cow unslayable, Aditi, mother of the gods, sapta gāvaḥ; the seven rivers, the seven mothers or fostering cows, sapta mātaraḥ, sapta dhenavaḥ, a term applied indifferently to the Rays and to the Rivers.’ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA, Volume 15, p. 97 [Bold emphasis added] 

“Each of the seven vesicae piscis leading up to the “pouring out” of the seventh bowl or seventh river from the heights of Aquarius, is the vessel of an accompanying radius. Thus, all these groupings of seven, both in the Rig Veda and in Revelation can been seen as either symbols of seven vesicae piscis or as symbols of seven radii. Most are symbols of the vesica piscis. The seven Rishis seers, sages, singers, horses, tongues of Agni, and the seven angels, stars, lampstands, thunderers of Revelation are all symbols of the indwelling radius or “Son” of the vesica piscis. In the following verse, the seven radii with their seven vesicae piscis are depicted as seven spear-carrying gods and their seven splendors and glories.” 

‘The Seven [Gods] carry seven spears; seven are the splendours they possess, [and] seven the glories they assume.’ [Rig Veda 8.28.5, tr. R.T.H. Griffith]”

In the first Chapter of Revelation, St. John presents Jesus as the Divine Son or conqueror who fulfills the ancient prophecy of the Vedas. He does not reveal the origin of his prophecy, but in my view, the similarities are simply too close to be a coincidence. Thus, in my view, St. John had knowledge of the Vedic prophecy of the birth of the Divine Son; and given his reference to the four fixed-sign (=preservation-sign) beasts of the Zodiac as encircling of the center-throne of Temple in Chapters 4 and 5, I imagine he understood, to some degree at least, the zodiacal nature of his prophecy. Was he aware of the long-lost, occult geometric sense of the ancient prophecy that he was retelling, casting Jesus as the Vedic Sage-Hero-Horse-Son? I doubt it, but I of course have no idea what St. John did or did not understand about the heavily veiled ancient Vedic symbols, lore, and prophecy that he was applying to the birth of Jesus. The Book of Revelation begins:

“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near….” — Revelation 1:1-3 [NIV] 

In this same opening chapter, St. John employed dozens of Vedic symbols surrounding the birth of the Divine Sage-Son-Horse via his seven rivers (=mothers, beakers/jars, lights, etc.) and his victory over the Death and Ignorance of the divisive egoic mental consciousness that reigns in the 8th sign of Scorpio. A little further on St. John claims that, in his vision, Jesus reveals the true sense of the seven stars and seven lampstands as seven angels and their seven churches. This claim or statement, however, does not actually solve or reveal the occult truth of these borrowed ancient Vedic symbols.

“I [John] turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man," dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.” – Revelation 1:12-20 [NIV]

In the Rig Veda these seven angels are the seven Angiras Rishis (=Seer/Sages) or Angirases, the seventh being the purified (or whitened) Divine Son-Hero-Horse-Sage of Sagittarius who, upon his birth via his seventh river/mother (aka Saraswati, “Mother of Floods”), travels to the Kumbha/Kosha (vessel) or Samudra (reservoir) of the rivers or floods, equivalent to the vessel or reservoir of the gods’ Amrita/Soma upon which they feast. 

In Chapter Four of Revelation, St. John describes the “Throne in Heaven” encircled by 24 “elders” and the four fixed-sign “beasts” of the Zodiac. Via the “laws of equivalence” of micro and macro cycles of time, as discussed by Thea, the 360° cycle of the Earth’s 24 (=12 x 2) hour day is a microcosm of its 12-month, 360° zodiacal year. Knowing this, it is not hard to see and understand the 24 “elders” encircling God’s throne as simultaneously figures of the 24-hour day and of the zodiacal year. Seven lamps or spirits of God are said to be “blazing” in front of this throne.

“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders [=hours]. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.

"In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion [=Leo], the second was like an ox [=Taurus], the third had a face like a man [=Aquarius], the fourth was like a flying eagle [=Scorpio]. Each of the four living creatures had six wings [=six hours?]  and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” – Revelation 4:1-8, [NIV] [Text in brackets added]

In Chapter 5, the veiled, sealed or occulted symbol of the seven Vedic rivers, mothers, cows, hymns, vessels, etc., is depicted as seven seals that only the “Lion [=Leo] of the tribe of Judah” and the seven-horned and seven-eyed Lamb (=the Son/Sage of Sagittarius) can open.

“Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll [=book] with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

“Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its [seven] seals because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” – Revelation 5:1-9 [NIV]

Note that in The Hidden Manna, Thea pointed to Sri Aurobindo, born in the sign of Leo and bearing the “root [=star] of David”, as the Lion and evolutionary avatar who opens the previously unopenable, seven-sealed scroll (aka “the book of life” [1]), reborn as the Sagittarian Vedic Sage-Son-Conqueror [=Lamb] of Vishnu’s Aquarian Age. [2] She also wrote that Jesus of Nazareth was essentially misconstrued and miscast as the prophesized Vedic Conqueror Sage-Son. 

“[Jesus Christ] was only a promise of the work that would be accomplished during the subsequent 6,500 years [in the 9th/Sagittarius Manifestation]. [He] is not the one spoken of in the Revelation—that is quite obvious—for the Avatar had not come two thousand years ago, could not possibly have come. The Christ (in this case not necessarily Jesus of Nazareth) is the symbol of the Cosmic Truth and, as mentioned earlier, he is the symbolic Sun, with the apostles as the twelve signs of the zodiac. The Christ symbol, representing the evolution of the Spirit, was crucified at thirty-three years of age, tradition tells us, and in the time scale of true cosmic harmonies, this would have taken place just after the sign Scorpio, in Sagittarius; this latter will figure prominently in the life of the actual avatar [=Sri Aurobindo], or the true incarnation and realiser, as described in the Revelation further on.

“The crucifixion of Scorpio, with all the details given by the tradition, is a most exact description of the state of the evolving Earth-Consciousness in its process of civilisation, on its way to the final apotheosis that awaits it. The painful condition of the Earth enveloped in darkness that is described in the Christ legend is what calls down the avatar, opens the path in a sense, and allows for the descent and subsequent work….

“In the Indian tradition the Lamb is Agni…. The avatar, who is the Lamb because he is the soul of the Earth, embodies in his life the process of transformation or redemption.” – Thea, The Hidden Manna, pp. 38-39, 65 [Bold emphasis and text in brackets added added]

In Chapter 6 of Revelation, the opening of one the seven seals is accompanied by a “thunderous” command by one of the fixed-sign beasts and the arrival of the bow-bearing Conqueror (Sage-Son-Avatar) on his white horse.

“I looked on when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a thunderous voice, “Come!”  So I looked, and here came a white horse! The one who rode it had a bow, and he was given a crown, and as a conqueror he rode out to conquer.” – Revelation 6:1-2 [NET]

In the Vedas, the release of the seven rivers from their obstruction or obstructor (the Dragon/Vritra) is often accompanied by the thunderbolt, thunder, or thundering voice of Indra the Bull or of the conquering Son. 

“Winning the light, hitherward roars [Indra’s] thunder like the terrific mighty voice of Heaven.” – Rig Veda 1.100.13, tr. RTH Griffith

“With his great thunderbolt my Son hath slaughtered Vrtra, and set these rivers free to wander…. To him, mine infant, were the waters gracious. Indra, my Son, rose up in conquering vigour.” – Rig Veda 4.18.7-8, excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith

“Forth from the middle of the flood the Waters-their chief the Sea-flow cleansing, never sleeping.  Indra, the Bull, the Thunderer, dug their channels: here let those Waters [=Seven Rivers], Goddesses, protect me.” – Rig Veda 7.49.1, tr. RTH Griffith

Note that in Rig Veda 164.45-46, Indra and Agni are included in the Rishis’ celebration of the many names of “what is One;” and the Bull of Taurus is one of the fixed sign beasts of Revelation. 

In Chapters 15 and 16 of Revelation, the veiled, pent up, occult or sealed symbol of the seven rivers (=cows, mares, etc.) of the twelve-month 360° Vedic Sacrifice (=Zodiac) and their corresponding seven Angiras rishis or singers are depicted as seven bowls of God’s wrath (=seven plagues) and their corresponding seven angels. The pouring out of these seven bowls is said to complete “God’s wrath”, which in my view marks the victory of the wholistic and spherical unity consciousness of the Divine Self, Soul or Son over the linear-binary consciousness of ignorance and division.

“I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed…. After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests. Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed….

“Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth…. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts [3], and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup [=the Vedic kosha, kumbha, kalasha] filled with the wine [Soma] of the fury of his wrath. – Revelation 15: 1, 5-8; 16:1, 17-19 [NIV]

In Chapter 19, St. John retells the prophesied Vedic victory of the Divine Son-Sage-Horse-Conqueror, who is given birth by and purified (whitened) by his seven mothers (=rivers, mares, vessels, etc.) and brings or presses the soma wine (=amrita=the nectar of immortality) to the Kumbha or Jar, also poetically depicted as the place where the gods feast.

“Then I saw heaven opened and here came a white horse! The one riding it was called “Faithful” and “True,” and with justice he judges and goes to war. His eyes are like a fiery flame and there are many diadem crowns on his head. He has a name written that no one knows except himself. He is dressed in clothing dipped in blood, and he is called the Word of God. The armies that are in heaven, dressed in white, clean, fine linen, were following him on white horses. From his mouth extends a sharp sword, so that with it he can strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod, and he stomps the winepress of the furious wrath of God, the All-Powerful. He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: “King of kings and Lord of lords.” Then [as] I saw one angel standing in [at] the sun, and he shouted in a loud voice to all the birds flying high in the sky: “Come, gather around for the great banquet of God….” – “The Son of God Goes to War”, Revelation 19:11-17 [NET]

The imagery of the gods’ banquet,—where the gods feast upon the soma wine upon the Divine Son’s victorious birth—, is pervasive throughout the Vedas.

“In sweetest and most gladdening stream flow pure, O [Agni=Soma Pavamana], on thy way, pressed out for Indra, for his drink.... Flow onward with thy juice [=soma wine=amrita] unto the banquet of the Mighty Gods….” – Rig Veda 9.1.1,4 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith

“Pouring out streams at the Gods' feast with service, thou, [the Son] Soma, lookest down, a heavenly Eagle. Enter the Soma-holding beaker [=Kumbha]….” – Rig Veda 9.97.33 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith

In Chapter 21, St. John’s retelling of the Vedic Son’s victory continues. He incorporates some of the veiled zodiacal Vedic symbolism indicating Aquarius (aka Kumbha) as the Son’s goal and “dwelling place”, where he pours and releases the sacred and eternal waters of wisdom from their Jar, enclosure or reservoir. In Revelation this release of the Kumbha's waters is portrayed as the Son’s giving of the “water without cost from the spring of the water of life.”

"A New Heaven and a New Earth & The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb"

"Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place [=tabernacle] is now among the people [=Man], and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

“He [=the Son] who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.’

“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’” – Revelation 21:1-9 [NIV]

Thereafter, in Chapter 21, the Holy City of Jerusalem (=the wife of the Divine Son), is described as having twelve gates and walls which are measured with a rod of gold. In other words, this bride of the Lamb-Son which is said to be the Holy City of Jerusalem IS the 360°, twelve-month Zodiacal Year, measured out with the eternal rod or ray of the radius. Thus we can see and understand that the 360° or spherical gnosis of the Divine Son (=the radius of the circle) and his “Bride” (=the Zodiac), is the basis of what separates the uplifted or “victorious” people from those consigned to suffering via the long-standing falsehood and ignorance of the linear-binary mental consciousness, which reaches a crescendo of toxic stagnation and self-destruction in 8th sign of the Zodiac – the obstructive, fixed water sign of Scorpio. 

The Unified Spherical Supramental Consciousness

Upon reading The Gnostic Circle in 2000 and The New Way, Vols. 1 & 2 in 2002, it was increasingly clear to me that Thea’s teachings,—including her teachings on the zodiacal basis of the Vedas and of St. John’s Revelation—, served as an initiation into and potent seed-catalyst of establishing a wholistic spherical and divine consciousness on Earth, quickening the necessary collapse or dissolution of the fragmented linear consciousness in our Aquarian Age. Over a decade later, in October-November of 2016, I became aware of the “spherical” (or 360° geometric and zodiacal) sense of the Vedic rivers (cows, mares, sisters, goddesses, drops of Soma, thoughts, devotions, songs, etc.) which flow to the Kumbha or Jar of Aquarius with their victorious Sage-Son-Horse. I just did not fully connect the dots between the release of the seven rivers from the dark cave or pen of the binary-linear mental consciousness, and the establishment of the 360° spherical, solar, supramental consciousness, “thought”[4]and halo, crown or sphere of the 9-rayed Son-Sage of Sagittarius (aka Dhanu in Sanskrit, meaning Bow). As this became clear, it brought the Vedic and Biblical hymns lauding the Divine Son and his “Apocalypse”, and all related ancient myths and symbols, into dramatically better focus. It also helped me to better understand the “descent”, yoga, teachings, and lineage of Sri Aurobindo,—who Thea wrote of as the Supramental Avatar of the  9th/Sagittarius Manifestation of our current Maha Yuga Cycle and of our current Age of Aquarius/Kumbha.

“The real Evolutionary [=Supramental] Avatar is…distinguished…by the Knowledge he brings into the Earth atmosphere from a higher plane, a plane that for our times is the plane of truth-consciousness whose symbol is the Sun. Such Knowledge is the power, the only true power of transformation for it works steadily and surely in the consciousness of the human being and brings about a general uplifting; and it acts as a universal force that affects not just one being or small group, but rather through the Time-Spirit it is able to work upon the entire collective consciousness. Our age is particularly the Age of the universal transformation, for which purpose the line of supramental avatars alone reveals the most unique affinity with the universal harmonies. Through their very births the Cosmic Truth is unveiled, the cosmos becomes alive and vibrates with a deep, a high and wide Sense,—a meaning that is then brought down to Earth and shown to be the sense not only of the collective evolution but of the individual as well. This only the real Avatar can do. This alone is the real miracle, and this alone can bring salvation to the world. The incarnation who by his very birth accomplishes this, because of the veils that hide the truth, which are cast aside by his coming, is the World Redeemer.” – The New Way, Vols. 1 & 2, p. 124 [All emphasis and text in brackets is added]

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Aeon (the Son) of the Year/Zodiac
“From the Kore's [=the Daughter’s=the Earth’s] womb [5] Aeon [=the Vedic Son Agni] is born, through her the Time-Spirit receives its body, for the [360°] year is the subtle body of the Sun. In her the Transcendent Father plants the seed of his Timeless Self and emerges as the Son who reveals the harmony of Time that is the year, the year that is Aeon. Aeon is the victorious son-conqueror [=the Vedic Sage/Horse], the Sol Invictus in whose being the Timeless has died to be reborn in Time, and by this act he conquers Death. From him arises the harmonious Time, the Supramental Time for the Earth—and with it the rise of a new Earth through which a destiny of supramental truth will unfold. Therefore he is born victorious. His very birth is the Victory.” – Ibid., p. 212 [All emphasis and text in brackets is added]

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“Skanda [=the victorious Son/Sage/Horse] is called Samvatsar Agni, which means 'the time-cycle of a year', or twelve months. Hence he is portrayed in Indian iconography as having twelve arms. Skanda's connection with Time and Agni are revealed in this title of the God, and Sri Aurobindo has further connected this aspect of Time with the Horse, or the sign of the Son's/ Agni's birth [=Sagittarius]. And again the cycle of 12 is emphasised, which we have seen to be so prominent a feature in the life of Sri Aurobindo; in particular in relation to his re-birth in the twelfth year and twelfth month after his withdrawal. By this in-depth observation of the flow of time with regard to his appearance and life on Earth, we can appreciate that he is the incarnation of the Time-Spirit, in particular as samvatsara, Time as experienced on Earth in this meaningful cycle of twelve.” – Ibid., p. 381 [Bold emphasis and text in brackets is added]

In the glossary of The New Way, Vols. 1 & 2, Thea defined Vishnu’s Avatar Kalki as “the fullest incarnation of the Time-Spirit”. In this same book, she identified the defining qualities of the “Time-Spirit” and naturally of those who become its conscious vessels.

[T]he Time-Spirit…sees and acts unitedly and spherically.” (Ibid, p. 521)

The Divine Son-Sage’s birth and journey to the Jar/Kumbha or gods’ banquet, via his seven rivers (mothers, etc.) and his role in the release these rivers or Flood, is told and retold in various ways throughout the Rig Veda, especially in the 9th Mandala or Book, wherein he is referred to as the self-purifying or whitened Soma Pavamana. Below are several excerpts from Mandala 9, most of which I believe I have referred to elsewhere in my writings. Keep in mind while reading these verses that, in addition to the various symbols of the vesica piscis I already mentioned above (the river, the jar, reservoir, lake, etc.), the vesica piscis was likewise known to the Vedic Rishis as the robe, mantle, vesture, and mail (armor) of the Sage-Horse. And in addition to the various names of the Sage (the 9th ray-radius of the Zodiac) already mentioned above, he is also addressed as the swift and youthful “One”, “the immortal Courser”, “the King of rivers and the Lord of heaven”, “King of all the worlds”, “Gandharva of the floods”, “Golden-hued”, “finder of all”, a “stalk”, a steer, “Dweller in floods”, “measurer of days”, “heaven’s support”, “the noblest Pillar (Skambha) of the heavens”, “Dadhyac Navagva” [the nine-rayed Horse], “Friend of Gods”, “Prince supporter of the tribes” and the “Courser Etaśa”. He is said to “[know how] the triply-twisted thread” of the Vedic Sacrifice is spun which I have discussed in terms of the three interwoven vesicae piscium that divide the circle into three even parts. The Rishi of 9.64 reports that once he arrives at his Jar/Kumbha, this victorious Sage-Son-Horse “leaves the foolish [i.e. the Ignorant trapped in the linear-binary Scorpionic consciousness] far away.” 

“The Sage of Heaven whose heart is wise…sends us delightful powers of life. On, onward to a glorious home [=his Kumbha]; dear to the people void of guile, with excellent enjoyment, flow…. Urged by the seven devotions [the bright Son] hath stirred the guileless rivers which have magnified the Single Eye. These [seven rivers] helped to might the Youthful One, high over all, invincible…. The immortal Courser, good to draw, looks down upon the Seven: the fount [the Son] hath satisfied the Goddesses [=rivers]. Aid us in holy rites, O Man: O [Soma] Pavamana, drive away Dark shades that must be met in fight..…Win for us wisdom, win the light [of the Sun/of Swar].” – Rig Veda 9.9. 1-2, 4 & 6 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith 

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“Pouring all glories hither [Agni – the “Swift Steed”] effused and entering the jar, stands like a hero mid the kine [=the rivers]…. O Soma, O thou Sage, these worlds stand ready to attest thy might: For thy behoof the rivers flow.” – Rig Veda 9.62.19 & 27 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith  

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“[Agni-Soma Pavamana, unbar] for us the doors to wealth…. [The] potent Soma-drops, brilliant and swift, have been [poured out]…. They purified…flow onward to the fleecy cloth. These Soma juices shall pour forth all treasures for the worshipper…. The streams of [Soma] Pavamana…finder of all, have been [poured out] even as Sūrya's [the Sun’s] rays of light. Making the light that shines from heaven thou flowest on to every form Soma, thou swellest like a sea…. [Soma’s] God-delighting wave which hath flowed to purifying sieve, alighting in the home of Law. Flow to our sieve….

“Purified for the feast of Gods, go thou to Indra's special place, resplendent, guided by the strong. Accelerated by the hymn, the rapid drops of Soma juice have flowed, urged onward, to the lake. Easily have the living drops, made beautiful, approached the lake…the place of sacrifice…. Loud neighs the Courser Etaśa, with singers, harnessed for the place, Guided for travel to the lake. What time the Swift One resteth in the golden place of sacrifice [=the Kumbha], he leaves the foolish far away.  

“Led by his drivers [=by his rivers], and sent forth, the Strong Steed hath come nigh for spoil… Specially, Soma, coming as a Sage from heaven to prosper us, flow like the Sun for us to see.”– Rig Veda 9.9.5-8, 11, 15-20 & 29-30 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith

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“[Agni=Soma Pavamana, like] a steed urged to battle, finder of the light; speed onward to the cloud-born reservoir of heaven…. Fleet as swift steeds, thy drops, divine, thought-swift, have been, O Pavamana, poured with milk into the vat…. Soma advances to the special place of Gods. He speeds with thousand currents to the reservoir…. [He, Sovran,] set in rivers with the waters' wave moves on…. 

“Seven Milch-kine [=rivers] glorify the Tawny-coloured One while with his wave in wool he purifies himself. The living men, the mighty, have impelled the Sage into the waters' lap, the place of sacrifice.  

“He hath assumed the [seven] rays of Sūrya [6] for his robe, spinning, as he knows how, the triply-twisted thread. He, guiding to the newest rules of Holy Law, comes as the Women's Consort to the special place. On flows the King of rivers and the Lord of heaven: he follows with a shout the paths of Holy Law. The Golden-hued is poured forth, with his hundred streams, wealth-bringer, lifting up his voice while purified…. 

The Sisters Seven, the Mothers, stand around the Babe, the noble, new-born Infant, skilled in holy song, Gandharva of the floods, divine, beholding men, Soma, that he may reign as King of all the world…. 

“He glideth like a serpent from his ancient skin, and like a playful horse the Tawny Steer hath run. Dweller in floods, King, foremost, he displays his might, set among living things as measurer of days. Distilling oil he flows, fair, billowy, golden-hued, borne on a car of light, sharing one home with wealth. Loosed is [heaven’s] support [=Agni=Skambha], the uplifted cheering juice: the triply-mingled draught flows round into the worlds. The holy hymns caress the stalk [=Agni] that claims our praise, when singers have approached his beauteous robe with song.” – Rig Veda 9.86.1,3,7-8, 25, 32-33, 36, 44-46 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith

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“Dadhyac Navagva [the nine-rayed Horse] opens fastened doors, by whom the sages gained their wish, by whom they won the fame of lovely Amṛta in the felicity of Gods. Effused, he [=the Horse/Sage/Soma-Pavamana] floweth in a stream, best rapture-giver, in the long wool of the sheep, sporting, as ’twere the waters' wave. He who from out the rocky cavern took with might the red refulgent watery Cows, Thou masterest the stable full of kine and steeds: burst it, brave Lord, like one in mail. Press ye and pour him, like a steed, laud-worthy, speeding through the region and the flood, who swims in water, roan in wood; Increaser of the water…Who born in Law hath waxen mighty by the Law…. [Thou Soma] as the Friend of Gods: Unclose the [fountain] of middle air. Roll onward to the bowls, O Mighty One, effused, as Prince supporter of the tribes. Pour on us rain from heaven, send us the waters' flow: incite our thoughts to win the spoil.”– Rig Veda 9.108.5-10, excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith 

Given what I have presented above and throughout my writings since October-November of 2016, readers should be able to better see through and understand not only the prophetic and poetic depictions of the birth, sacrifice (yajña) and victory of the Divine Son and his accompanying apocalypse,— i.e. the unveiling or un-eclipsing of our divine, solar, spherical consciousness, and its accompanying flood of higher gnosis—, as found in the Vedas, but also to better see through all related symbols, mythologies, and religions. All of modern humanity’s ideas of spiritual birth, awakening and enlightenment, and likewise all of ideas of the Apocalypse and World Savior, are connected to this zodiacal Vedic story, regardless of how distorted, misunderstood and far-flung from their origin and original sense over the ages.

This story of humanity’s evolution beyond its binary-linear consciousness or ignorance via Agni’s birth is told and retold throughout the Vedic hymns. Below is Sri Aurobindo’s translation of Rig Veda 8.72 wherein the Sage-Son-Horse-Warrior-Hero of Sagittarius/Dhanu – the third and last Fire sign of the Zodiac – is depicted as “climbing the woodland” with his “high burnt” companion bow [dhanu]. In my view, this “woodland”, elsewhere “wood”, “wooden vat” or “vats” is one of the many symbols of the seven vesicae piscium that travel to and measure out 0° Aquarius/Kumbha, and the Sagittarian hero’s bow is the arc or curved bow of seventh of these vesicae piscium or “vats”.

“…[Agni] the priest of the pilgrim-rite has come and he conquers again, for he knows the commandment of the Fire. Let him sit within close to the keen burning ray, the priest of the call in thinking man, accepting the comradeship of the Fire. Within they wish [Agni] to be in a man the “terrible one” [Rudra], [7] beyond the thinking mind; by his tongue they seize the peace. “High burnt the companion bow [dhanu], a founder of the growth he climbed the woodland, he smote the rock with his tongue. “He is the shining calf [=son] who wanders and finds none to bind him here, to one who lauds him he manifests the mother. And now is the great and vast yoking as if of the Horse, the rope of the chariot is seen. Seven [cows=rivers] milk the one [Son], two let loose the five at the ford of the River upon the cry of the waters. By the ten [months] of the sun Indra made fall the covering sheath of heaven with his triple mallet….  

The warrior [=son/Agni] milked out the seven-planed nourishing force and energy by the seven rays [=cows=rivers] of the sun…. And now let him stretch out with his tongue of flame around heaven that plane [place] of him in his full delight which is to be laid as a foundation.” ‒ Rig Veda 8.72, 1-8, 16 &18, excerpts, tr. Sri Aurobindo, Ibid., pp. 369-72 [Text in brackets added]

RTH Griffith translated the 8th verse above as 

“Entreated by Vivasvān's ten, Indra cast down the water-jar [kośam=kumbha] with threefold hammer from the sky.”

The “commandment [=LAW] of the Fire” of the first verse of this hymn, on the geometric level, is the eternal law (sanatana dharma) of the radius which measures out not only the 360° circle, the 120° (=432,000") arc of the vesica piscis and the triadic or three-fold division of the circle, but also the full twelve months of the Vedic Year (Zodiac) which is the “pilgrim rite” (adhvara yajña), aka the Vedic Son’s or Ram/Lamb’s sacrifice, referred to in this verse and throughout the Vedas. 

Likewise, Agni’s tongue by which Man/Humanity seizes the divine peace of Oneness or unity consciousness is a symbol of the radius which pours out the rivers and sacred Soma (Amrita) and establishes Agni’s home in the vessel of the Aquarian “Man” and simultaneously the vessel of the Aquarian Kumbha which is depicted in many ways throughout the Vedas, including the meeting and gathering place of the gods, the gathering place and reservoir of the sacred rivers, the vessel of Amrita (or of offerings to the gods), and Indra’s special place, the womb of sacrifice, etc. The “rope [=rein] of the chariot” that “is seen” in verse 6 is one of many symbols of the inner arc of the vesica piscis moving through the inner space of the 360° circle/cycle of the year, and larger macro-cycles of time such as the 12-Age Precessional cycle and the 36-age Maha Yuga cycle.  

The “ten of the sun” [“Vivasvān's ten”] are the ten months that give birth to the Divine Son-Sage-Warrior – aka the “ten-month babe” – along with his seven rivers/mothers, to 0° Aquarius/Kumbha. In my view, Indra’s triple mallet is equivalent to Agni’s three rivers-mothers (=vessels, bowls, goddesses, etc.), who like his seven rivers-mothers, bear him to 0° Aquarius/Kumbha, marking out the completion of ten full months (10 x 30° = 300° = 0° Aquarius) of the zodiacal year. In “The Geometric Key of the Three Hares” (Dec. 2023) I discussed and illustrated this overlapping symbolism which makes no cohesive or integral sense if the cyclical or spherical zodiacal geometry is not known:  

“[The] circular, geometric sense of Agni's mothers, whether THREE or SEVEN…bear him to the same location (within the kshetra or field of the 360° year) referred to by the ancient Vedic seers in many ways, including the heavenly Jar or Pitcher.”

Below left and right I have illustrated Agni’s three rivers-mothers (alternatively Indra’s triple mallet) and Agni’s seven rivers-mothers that bring us to the same point of his victorious “ten-month” birth.

Note that, even though it is not illustrated above, it is the radius (=Sage-Son) of 0° Sagittarius that draws or pours out the vesica piscis in blue, standing equally as Agni’s third river-mother-cow (left) and as his seventh river-mother-cow (right).

Like the pouring out of the sacrificial Sage-Son’s three or seven rivers, Indra’s triple mallet is a symbol of the purifying force of the solar or spherical gnosis that dislodges aeons’ worth of ignorance regarding the sealed occult symbols of the Vedas and related religious mythologies in Vishnu’s Age of Aquarius/Kumbha.

Understanding the Apocalypse of our Times

Properly understood, the Vedic and Biblical Apocalypse is the emergence, revelation, and birth of our indwelling or immanent spherical, divine, solar, supramental unity consciousness in the course of our evolutionary journey, which naturally occurs to the rigid binary-linear consciousness as a catastrophe, because it covets its own dominion over the Earth, however blind and ill-fated.

As quoted above, Thea recognized and wrote in her 1976 commentaries on St. John’s Revelation, “[t]he work of the avatar now in its phase of the [Conquering Son]”. Once we come to terms with the descent and establishment of the solar, spherical unity consciousness of this Sage-Son in our Aquarian Age, in our 9th Manifestation, via Sri Aurobindo and his lineage, we can better see and understand the Apocalyptic times we live in. In the same commentaries Thea wrote (repeated from above), “When the Son takes birth in the sign Sagittarius, Agni is born on Earth, and the high Truth of the Veda can be revealed. The deciphering of these ancient texts is impossible unless one has the keys of higher knowledge.” Thus Thea recognized that, via his birth and re-birth, Sri Aurobindo catalyzed the recovery of the solar, spherical, evolutionary, spiritual and zodiacal knowledge by which the long-lost and impenetrable symbols, secrets and book of the Veda are unveiled and understood, including the apocalyptic birth and flood of the Vedic Son. And it was via the revelations of this higher consciousness through Sri Aurobindo and his lineage that allowed me, the week of and the month after Thea’s passing, to clearly see and understand why exactly the Vedic Rishis depicted the Sage’s apocalyptic birth and victory over the forces of ignorance as being accompanied by the pouring out of this Seven Rivers (aka, the Stallion’s Flood) on his way to the Kumbha. 

The last thing I want to add here in Part Seven is that once we recover in our consciousness the long-forgotten geometric, zodiacal, spiritual, and evolutionary context and sense of the prophesied Divine Son-Sage, conquering avatar or world savior (by whatever name), we can have some real and deep compassion for and understanding of humanity’s long-standing obsession with, and its long-standing misunderstandings and misappropriations of the Divine Son-Sage-Conqueror of the Vedas (and likely of pre-Vedic lore). As Thea discussed in various ways in her writings, humanity naturally harbors and gestates in the dark Scorpionic womb of its own binary-linear consciousness, the unborn Divine Self and the divine unity consciousness. Thus there has long been a deep resonance with and a longing for the realization of the ancient prophecy and mythology of the birth Divine Son and its cleansing and harmonizing effect on the world. However, in the womb of our limited consciousness we simply have not been in the position to foresee, recognize, or understand what gnosis the Vedic Sage-Son must seed, recover, and establish in the world. Naturally, our dimly-lit imagination ran a bit wild throughout the ages, and naturally the out-of-context imaginations became solidified in our narrow Mind Set in various fragmented and dogmatic ways. These solidified conclusions along with the Mind Set that bore them and defends them with fervor and violence, are now the Obstacle/the Ignorance that is being conquered and dismantled via the birth of the Son or Seed of the Divine Truth-Consciousness or Unity Consciousness in our Age of Aquarius.

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In Part Eight I will likely discuss Hamas’s 7 October (7.10) “Operation Al Aqsa Flood” attack on Israel in the 7-power year of 2023, the 8-power year of 2023, and the event of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 22 January inauguration of the rebuilt Ram Mandir two days after the Sun and Pluto enter  0° Aquarius/Kumbha (≈ 11hrs apart) on 20 January 2024. See India Today’s YouTube video “Ram Mandir: Indians Unite For Ayodhya Temple…” to get a sense of the importance of this event in India. Note that as part of the BJP-government-sponsored celebration of this controversial temple,—considered to mark the birthplace of Vishnu’s 7th Avatar Rama—, jars of “holy water” have been collected from the seven continents in accordance with the lore of Rama’s coronation. Hopefully it is not hard for readers who are learning to see and understand the supramental consciousness-force at play in our world, to see the marvel and perfection of this inaugural celebration in India just after the Sun and Pluto (the 0 and 9 powers of our solar system) entered into the sign (i.e., into the exact degree) of Aquarius where the seven rivers of the Vedas are said to be gathered and released upon the world. Note that Pluto takes about 248 years to traverse the Zodiac once, and the last time Pluto was at 0° Aquarius was in 1777. The inauguration of Ram Mandir is PERFECTLY ON TIME, regardless of India’s ongoing collective sidereal mismeasure of the Vedic/Zodiacal Year which Thea wrote about at length in her writings. By this collectively-adhered-to mismeasure, India will not celebrate the Sun’s 2024 entrance into Aquarius/Kumbha until 13 February (some 24 days late), and will not celebrate Pluto’s entrance into Aquarius/Kumbha until 2039. 


Endnotes

[1] “The 'book of life' is the same book [=the seven-sealed scroll] that is held in the right hand of the One who sits on the throne, described in Chapter 5.  It is the zodiac, a word which derives from 'living thing'.” – Thea, The Hidden Manna, p. 310. Text in brackets is added.

[2] The Hidden Manna, pp. 64-65.

Three Vesica Piscis dividing the zodiacal circle into 3 parts (Lori Tompkins, 2016)
[3] When we know that St. John’s “bowls” or “vials” are a symbol of the eternal law and measure of the vesica piscis within the circle of the Zodiac, we can see and understand how its pouring out or release is said to “split into three parts [the great city]”, the great city being equivalent to the Zodiac.

[4] “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; by this thought may we have the gods for protectors, by this thought may we pass through beyond the evil.” – Rig Veda 5.45.11, tr. Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, p. 175 [Bold emphasis added]

[5] Thea was referring here to her own role as Kore [=the Daughter], bearing forth the Sri Aurobindo as the Son, equivalent to Aeon of Greek mythology.

[6] The rays of Surya are identified as seven in RV. 8.61.16 [tr. RTH Griffith]. In verse 8 of the same hymn, the Sun’s 10 months [=Vivasvān's ten] are said to “cast down the water-jar [kośam = kumbha] with threefold hammer from the sky.” The full passage through 10 months of the Zodiac brings us to the entrance (0°) of Kumbha/Aquarius. Note that in Jamison and Brereton’s translation of the Rig Veda this hymn is numbered as 8.72.

[7] In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo wrote: “Rudra supplies the force. He is named in the Veda the Mighty One of Heaven, but he begins his work upon the earth and gives effect to the sacrifice on the five planes of our ascent. He is the Violent One who leads the upward evolution of the conscious being; his force battles against all evil, smites the sinner and the enemy; intolerant of defect and stumbling he is the most terrible of the gods, the one of whom alone the Vedic Rishis have any real fear. Agni, the Kumara, prototype of the Puranic Skanda, is on earth the child of this force of Rudra.” [p. 346] I consider Rudra (the roarer) to be one of the many names of Agni or of his force as he rises upward to the Aquarian Kumbha, aka the meeting place or banquet of the gods. And in my view, St. John’s depiction of the release of the seven bowls or vials as an act of “God’s Wrath” and with plagues on humanity, is based upon this “Terrible One” (=Son) of the Vedas. The truth and essence of the pouring out of the seven Vedic rivers and seven bowls or vials of Revelation is the uplifting of humanity, via the immergence of the divine unity consciousness of the Divine Sage-Son, which is experience negatively or violently only if one is attached to the old consciousness and its falsehoods.

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