Adonis of the Lebanon has not received any gifts yet
Philosophy both east and west tends to avoid the word “evil” when speaking about the opposite of good, and often uses the words “illusion” and “ignorance” instead. In both Vedanta and Neoplatonism the good is identified with a person, a God; while illusion exists, curiously enough, without a creator. But while this kind of thinking may be adequate for philosophy, it is not sufficient for practical occultism.
In India only a handful of temples are dedicated to the Hindu creator god, Brahmā. In the west we are familiar with only one of these, the Temple of Pushkar in Rajasthan. Vishnu and Shiva can count hundreds or even thousands of temples and shrines in which they are worshiped, even though Brahmā, as one of the Trimurti, is supposed to be their equal. When asked why they do not worship the creator of the universe, Hindus refer to a pair of myths that seem…Continue
Benjamin Creme, as most of my readers probably know, served as a kind of “John the Baptist” figure for Maitreya, the World Teacher who was supposed to appear on the world stage after descending from the Himalayas and taking residence in London. As I reported in my essay, “Where is Maitreya Now?”, Maitreya will not appear before the world and returned to the Himalayas on March 31 of 2017, forty years after his descent. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen,…Continue
The story of Mayavati and Pradyumna begins when Kama shoots his arrow of love at Shiva in order to make him love Parvati. Shiva had withdrawn into samadhi (a deep meditative trance) after the death of his first wife Sati, but it was necessary that he marry again in order to have a son who would one day save the world from the demon Tarakasura. Shiva was so angry at this attempt to subvert his mind and virtue that he burnt Kama with the fire of his ajna chakra…Continue