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1994 Sutapas Bhattacharya identified the direct physical correlate of
the Divine Light (a.k.a. The Godhead, The Pure
Consciousness (cit), Atman, Holy Spirit, Buddha Nature, al haqq (The Reality), Sofia (The
Cosmic Light of Wisdom), The Inner Light of Christ, The Light of
Conscience, etc.) with the brainwaves generated by rhythmic firing of
the brainstem nucleus called the Reticular Formation. This continuous
activity is known as the Reticular Activating System (RAS). The RAS
has been known since 1949 to underlie all EEG 'brainwave' activity
and is known to all Medical doctors due to its cessation
At a stroke this amazing discovery undermines the Physicalist ontology underlying Western Science which imagines Consciousness to be an "emergent" phenomenon arising out of the complex interactions of insentient energy/matter. In fact, the notion of "emergence" used by supposedly 'rational' Western Physicalist and Materialist scientists and philosophers is a disguised appeal to Magic (a magical creation ex nihilo of Consciousness).
Simultaneously this undermines the Theistic mythology underlying all Theistic religions (including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Theistic forms of Hinduism including Theistic (or Dualist) Vedanta) which imagine that 'God' (or the Divine) is totally distinct from Nature and that humans cannot attain Mystical Union with the Divine Spirit.
This is 'taboo knowledge' that
mainstream institutions in the West including Academia, the
Scientific Establishment, Organized Religions and both the right-wing
(usually Judaeo-Christian and tacitly racist) and left-wing (usually
Atheist-Marxian but also prejudiced in its own way#)
Western media suppress** so as to defend their own mythologies
and the reputations of supposedly 'great' thinkers. It also reflects the
institutionally racist (tacitly White Supremacist) false ideology
promoted by Western History & Philosophy of Science alongside
Western academia's false, racist conflation of 'European' with
'Scientific' (see Western Academic Racism page). It is
also suppressed by Western New Agers, many of whom pander to this
institutional racism in Western society by suppressing the Indian
origins of most of the techniques and ideas which they peddle. New Agers
try to suppress this true Science-Mysticism integration (based on the
Authority of Evidence) as it undermines their own naive,
pseudoscientific New Age myths (such as the 'Evolution of Consciousness'
myths which misrepresent Enlightenment as some sort of human evolution)
and, of course, it undermines their own reputations.
Indeed, I have even found that Hindu organizations which claim publicly to advance the 'Vedantic paradigm' against the Mechanistic Materialism of Western* Science are afraid of my work and try to pretend that it does not exist. This is presumably because they cling dogmatically to outdated Vedantic superstitions such as the existence of a permanent soul and its supposed transmigration. Such myths are also undermined by my work.
a few of the celebrity-scientists and academic philosophers whose
ideas are debunked and ridiculed in my work, such as Richard Dawkins and
Daniel C. Dennett, are idolized by the left-wing British newspapers
such as The Guardian. In his 2013 film The Pervert's Guide to Ideology,
Leftist cult hero Slavoj Zizek based his arguments on so-called
'Psychoanalytic Theory' with repeated references to fictional entities
such as the 'superego'! It is as if Zizek has lived in a coma for the
last three decades and has failed to realise that the Kabbalistic
pseudoscience of Psychoanalysis has been totally debunked by real
Science (see my 'Undermining the Walls of the Ivory Towers of White
Mythology' on the Invading the Sacred website: https://invadingthesacred.com/undermining-the-walls/ for a
plethora of facts debunking the fraudulent Sigmund Freud). Zizek's film
also ends with a pro-Christian slant based on his totally superficial
'Psychoanalytic' misunderstanding of the true mystical meanings of terms
such as 'Son of God' and 'Resurrection' etc.
I had paid Media Ant advertising agency in Bangalore to place the advert in the May 2015 issue of Science Reporter (a
magazine published by an Indian government agency NISCAIR - National
Institute for Science Communication and Information Resources -
and edited by a Hasan Jawaid Khan). However, the advert was not
printed and no reason has been given by the magazine either to myself or
to Media Ant as to why they did not print it. It appears as if this is
another case of censorship by those frightened by the implications of my
work. In 2000, the editor of the UK magazine New Scientist tried
to block a quarter page advert for my O/OM claiming that it had nothing
to do with Science. He back-tracked immediately when I threatened legal
action. A few weeks later New Scientist had a cover image of a
human head exuding 'Divine Light' - however the article (as with an
earlier cover story in the US magazine Newsweek, written
by Sharon Begley, using essentially the same cover
image) publicized the Reductionist so-called 'Neurotheology' of the
likes of Andrew Newberg and James Austin (US Buddhophile medics who
have tried to reduce Buddhist Phenomenological knowledge of
Consciousness to their Materialist preconceptions). As I show in BBAB,
it is quite common to find Westerners claiming to be advocates of
Buddhism but, in the next breath, they refuse to take Eastern Buddhist
metaphysics seriously and reduce it to Materialist caricatures palatable
for a Western audience. Sharon Begley (who has co-authored a book with
Buddhophile medic Jeffrey Schwartz) was excited by my communication
about her story and asked for a copy of O/OM.
##In regard to such false attempts to discredit such NeoHindu claims (and the general misrepresentation of works such as mine by scientifically-illiterate and philosophically-unsophisticated reviewers) I was amused to see how Canadian Humanities academic Jordan Paper tried to put down my 1999 book O/OM in his little monograph The Mystic Experience. If I recall correctly, Paper taught English. Paper's first name suggests Jewish origin - relevant as Judaism is an exclusivist, tribal religion (not a universal religion open to all) - as with other primitive, tribal religions, their members are the 'Chosen People' of their own imaginary, tribal deity. Judaism is not based on Divine Light but on superficial mystical experiences of the 'mountain-top deity' Yahweh** [see ** for more on Yahweh] who was one of many deities in the Canaanite pantheon presided over by supreme deity El. The Mother goddess Asherah, wife of El, was later worshipped as the wife of Yahweh by Israelites. Christianity is based on Divine Light (as is Islam; the Koran states that God is Light (Nur)). As other scholars have also argued, Sylvain Levi saw the Brahmanic-Buddhist Spirit of India as lying behind the rise of Christianity, Gnosticism and NeoPlatonism in Roman Egypt and Palestine. Guy Sorman (himself a Jew) asserts that the Christian emphasis on Love and Charity was a complete break from earlier Hebraic tradition. Sorman sees the new teachings of Jesus as derived from Indian Emperor Asoka's Buddhist Missions founded in Alexandria, Antioch and other Hellenistic capitals. These Buddhist missions were still present hundreds of years after Asoka in the 4th Century c.e. (see note ** below on origins of Christianity and the ** references to status of Yahweh). The Jewish Mysticism known as Kabbala (which does focus on the Light in its Zohar) arose, as Charles Seife has pointed out (in his book Zero), in the medieval era linked to the influence of Indian mathematics with its mystically-derived notions of Zero and Infinity.
it comes to self-aggrandizing 'nationalistic' false propaganda, Judaism
has no equal. As (Nazi Holocaust survivor and Humanist) Israel Shahak
tells us in Jewish History, Jewish Religion (available as a
free pdf on the web), prominent Jewish scholars such as Martin Buber
have misportrayed hate-filled Hassidic ideologies, based on the
hate-filled Talmud**, as being
Humanist! Certain sects of Hassidic Judaism such as Habbad view the
world as created only for the sake of the Jews and views all non-Jews
as Satanic. The Zionists in Palestine teach such Habbad hate ideology in
their schools and to the militia-like army (in which all citizens are
supposed to serve). As works such as The Bible Unearthed, The Myths of Zionism and The Invention of the Jewish People demonstrate,
the actual Judaeans were in fact the backward Highland Canaanites. The
Biblical myths of Abraham, Moses and the Exodus, Joshua's conquest of Canaan, Solomon's great empire etc. were all made up in the time of King Josiah (mid-7th Century b.c.e.) to create a false nationalist history, the Deuteronomist history,
for these poor and backward hill tribes. These historical myths were
probably revised and added to with Persian and Greek political
influences right up to the 3rd Century b.c.e.
The Biblical Israel was not Jewish
but a polytheist and non-exclusivist state which, unlike
outsider-hating Judaea, mixed with neighbouring cultures. Judaean King
Josiah and, later, the Persian agents of Cyrus such as Ezra
and Nehemiah, forced the unwilling Judaean masses to worship only at the
Jerusalem Temple of Yahweh **. Exclusive worship of Yahweh was forced upon neighbouring Canaanite peoples by the Hasmonean or 'Maccabee' totalitarian regime
destroying temples such as that of the Israelite Samaritans. The Samaritans had refused to worship Yahweh at Mount Zion (Jerusalem) holding Mount Gezirim to be the holy site.
Nehemiah and his fellow Persian agents were the handful of the
Jerusalem elite who chose to return from exile in Babylon after Persian
Cyrus conquered Babylon. Most of the descendants of the exiled elite
chose to stay in Babylon until the 1950s when the Zionists and the USA
pressured Iraq to deport the highly-assimilated non-Zionist Iraqi Jews
to Palestine after their 2.5 millennium residence in Mesopotamia. As
BBAB shows, many features of Judaism are copied from Zoroastrianism
given the role of the Persian Cyrus (known as the Jewish Messiah
Koresh). Again, contra Zionist myths, there was no
Roman-enforced exile of the Judaeans in 70 c.e., this was a
medieval Christian myth created to explain the presence of so many Jews
in Europe, forgetting that Judaism had, prior to Constantine, been a
proselytizing religion. Most Sephardic Jews are descendants of
Phoenician-Carthaginian converts (given common Canaanite roots).
The Ashkenazi from Eastern Europe were Central Asian Hunnic-Turkic Khazars who converted to Judaism in the Caucasus in the medieval era before being pushed West into Ukraine etc. by the Mongols. The Palestinian fellahin are, as Ben Gurion himself had acknowledged (before suppressing such facts), the true descendants of the Biblical Judaean and Israelite masses who converted en masse to Islam (to avoid the poll tax on non-Muslims) following the Arab conquest which the Jews had facilitated given the persecution of Jews under Byzantine Christianity.
As I show in BBAB, Yahweh** is equivalent to other tribal wargods - presumably based on mystical arousal of the Fear-, Rage- and Sex-related amygdala. The likes of Richard King (and Huston Smith) have pointed out how Stephen Katz, Head of Jewish Studies at Harvard fiercely opposes Perennial Philosophy [on vacuous grounds as Robert Forman has demonstrated] seemingly to defend the unique status of Judaism which [unlike Christianity and Islam] does not mention Mystical Union. Christian and Islamic mystics report Mystical Union even though this is heretical for Theism. Jordan Paper compared my 1999 book to the well-known work of orthodox Catholic apologist Zaehner and stated that I, like Zaehner, was saying 'my mysticism is better than yours'. This was an absurd misrepresentation of the character of my O/OM which got remarkable praise (as above from scientists Ellison and Whiteman) and others, such as Mysticism scholar Karel Werner, who praised my voluminous survey of scientific knowledge and studies relating to Mysticism. I presume that non-scientist Jordan Paper could not understand that this barrage of scientific evidence was corroborating the basic Indian Vedantic-Tantric metaphysics!
** Freke and Gandy on Origins of Christian Myths in Mystery Religions
When preparing BBAB I had not come across the 1999 book The Jesus Mysteries: Was the 'original Jesus' a pagan god? by Freke and Gandy . They, like myself, agree with Joseph Campbell on the Jesus story as mystical allegories copied largely from older traditions. I had thought that Josephus had mentioned a Jesus and the Church added nonsense about him being the one and only 'Son of God' into Josephus's work. This book provides what I would consider the most likely explanation for the origin of Christianity. Based on sound, scholarly evidence, the authors argue that the Jesus story was a myth from the start (there was no real man Jesus** - the entire passage in Josephus being a Church interpolation). When you take away all the elements copied from older traditions, including all the supposed teachings of Jesus and the forged and fraudulent Church histories, all that is really left is the absurd claim that Jesus was a real man and the one and only Son of God and also a Messiah for the Jews. Along with this is the absurd (Materialistic) belief in bodily resurrection of the true believers from the grave after the destruction of the Cosmos in the coming Apocalypse. Hellenized Jewish Gnostics, most probably in Alexandria, wanted to create a Jewish version of the Mystery Religions, as existed in other Eastern Mediterranean cultures, in order to steer their Zealot brethren away from war (national salvation) to seeking spiritual salvation instead. This is the perennial myth of a Dying and Resurrected Godman who is persecuted by the authorities (e.g. Osiris, Tammuz, Dionysus, Mithras, Attis, Adonis, Bacchus etc.) representing allegorically the universal mystical transformation of the 'death' of the Lower Self/ego and its rebirth or resurrection as the Higher Self (the Immortal, Universal Daemon or Spirit). This is the Perennial Philosophy in which, through enlightened gnosis and mystical union, we can realize our True Self and True Identity with the Ineffable Divine Oneness which is the true 'God' in the sense of Creator of the Cosmos. [This is of course equivalent to the Vedantic doctrine of Atman-Brahman].
As I have stated in BBAB, Paul (the earliest available source of the Jesus myth) makes it clear that the story is not history but mystical allegory. Freke and Gandy also stress (as I do), the total incompatibility of the jealous, tribal deity Jehovah (Yahweh **) with the Christian doctrines. Some early Christians referred to Yahweh as 'The Fool' who deluded himself that he was God and that there was no Higher power than him. The Son [Iesous or 'Jesus'] was the revelation of a Higher Light. Famously, Bishop Marcion of Sinope had dropped the entire Old Testament as incompatible with Christian doctrines.
However, in order to make the alien Mystery Cults acceptable to the
insular Jews, they also merged the Dying and Resurrected Godman myth
with the Jewish myth of the Messiah (the Jewish version of the Redeemer
myth) Hence the story had to be set in historical time rather than
mythical time and included references to actual historical figures such
as Herod and Pontius Pilate. The name Iesous is simply Greek
for the common Jewish name Yesoshua (Joshua: [the name means
'Salvation'] the mythical character leading the fictional conquest of
Canaan - the 'Promised Land' is itself a mystical allegory for spiritual
fulfilment as Gnostics recognized). Iesous was chosen as the
Greek form of the name of the Godman as the Greek letters add up to the
numerologically significant number 888. The Christians' use of the
Fish symbol was copied from Pythagorean sacred geometry. [I have noted
in BBAB that the wooden Cross symbol is based on the ancient Axis Mundi and
the Tree of Life and that the Vatican is built on top of the Temple of
Mithras - Mithras being born of a virgin on 25th December etc.].
Freke and Gandy mention the Crucifixion image from 300 c.e. in which the figure crucified is in fact Orpheus-Bacchus (mentioned in BBAB) but they also state that this image predates the Christian use of the Crucifixion image. The fact that the first Gospel appeared just after the time of Roman destruction of Jerusalem and Yahweh's Temple fits this interpretation. The Hellenized
Gnostic Jews wanted to turn traditional, insular Jews (who despised
Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism) away from futile Zealot attempts at
'national salvation' (and a return to strict Mosaic Law - prohibiting the fruits of Cosmopolitanism) through a military 'Messiah' and seek individual spiritual salvation instead. The
earliest schism in Christianity was between those who wanted to retain
Mosaic Law and keep the sect Jewish and those, like Paul, who wanted to
ditch Mosaic Law and admit Gentiles. This original Gnostic Christianity
was later suppressed and exterminated through brutal totalitarian
repression and vandalism (the massacres of dissidents, destruction of
pagan temples and burning of books - destroying much of the
West's true (i.e. non-Judaic) cultural heritage) by the
spiritually-ignorant and authoritarian Literalist Church (which demanded
blind faith in dogma and obedience to priests) which had been co-opted
by the authoritarian Roman Empire for political purposes. [Note that
both Judaism and Christianity established their dominance in their
respective regions through forced conversions; the
Frankish Holy Roman Empire and Spanish Conquistadors forcibly converted
Northern Europeans and Native Americans respectively. Their younger
cousin Islam (also steeped in Judaic myths - Mohammed was closely
associated to the Jews of Medina) used both force and coercion through
discrimination against non-believers.
However, Freke and Gandy fail to mention the fact that Buddhist monasteries existed in Alexandria and other Hellenistic capitals at this time (founded by the missionaries sent by Emperor Asoka) and Josephus himself referred to Indian influences amongst the Jews in both Palestine and Alexandria at this time (the First Century c.e.). They also seem unaware of the fact that the Corpus Hermeticum (with its mythical character Hermes Trismegistus) was written in Greek in the 2nd Century c.e. and is not actually an Ancient Egyptian text. Casaubon had proved that it was a forgery back in 1614!
**Many of the stories in the Koran are copied from Talmudic and other Judaic sources.
**A Church of England survey (reported in October 2015) found that 40% of English people think that Jesus is a not a real historical figure but a mythical or fictional one.
** Cross-refers to info on Yahweh.
Siva Nataraj (Siva: The Lord of Dance)
I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.
Dance of Siva represents the dynamic, energetic manifestation of the
phenomenal universe (the world of appearances or material forms) from
the underlying Formless, Universal Consciousness (the Supreme Siva in
Nondualist Kashmir Saivism, ontologically the most sophisticated form of
Hinduism - unlike the tacit dualism of the much-hyped Sankara's
supposedly Monist mayavada (Doctrine of Maya) often
misrepresented as Illusionism. This Hindu understanding of the Universe
as created out of energetic vibrations of the underlying Universal
Consciousness - the Tantric Metaphysics focusing on energy - has its
roots in the Upanishads (Vedanta) with its Doctrine of the Panch
Bhuta (Five Spirits/Elements) which was later copied in a distorted
and invalid form by Empedocles (See page on Western Academic Racism).
Unlike Empedocle's Theory of Elements - which tacitly racist Western History of Science presents falsely as original and of great scientific value when Empedocle's version is now only a museum relic (as well as suppressing the fact that Empedocles was actually a Shamanic Healer**) - whereas the original Indian version (based on mystical experience of the Transcendental Realm underlying Nature and the vibratory manifestation of natural phenomena) parallels modern Quantum Physics. The First-created Element was Akasa - Space as Subtle Matter characterized by Vibration. The New Physics, essentially Quantum Mechanics, whose true inventors Heisenberg & Schrödinger both stated that they were inspired by Indian Metaphysics in its invention (Schrödinger was an advocate of Advaita Vedanta and argued that Quantum Theory reflected the Oneness of Vedanta) and String Theory (derived from Quantum Theory) both picture material particles and forces as localized temporal manifestations of underlying nonlocal waves or energetic vibrations which spread out over the entire universe.
Freke and Gandy point out that, whereas Pythagoras and Empedocles are
usually presented as if they were 'scientists', some of the myths
concocted for the mythical Gospel character Jesus were copied from the
legendary real-life stories about these famous healers and 'miracle
workers' who drew huge crowds wherever they went. Empedocles claimed to
be a god.
human-size statue of Siva Nataraj stands in the plaza at CERN (the
European Centre for Nuclear Research - or 'High Energy Physics'
research). Although one of the two quotes below the statue at CERN comes
from US physicist Fritjof Capra, author of the 1975 bestseller The Tao of Physics, my
work points out that Capra misrepresented Vedanta and most Eastern
metaphysics by omitting the perennial mystical fact that Energy
arises as the Vibration of the underlying Universal Consciousness which
is the Primary Reality. Not only did Physicalist Capra omit
Consciousness, but, in his later books he reduced Consciousness falsely
to the modern Western myth of Emergent Materialism (in Capra's case
Emergent Physicalism as he recognizes that Matter is a derivative of
Energy). As my work demonstrates, the notion of the Emergence of
Consciousness out of insentient energy/matter is in fact a tacit appeal
to Magic (a Creation ex nihilo) given that Natural Science
precluded Sentience in Galileo's false ontology of measurable
aspects of Nature being so-called 'Primary Qualities'. In
spite of the much-hyped 'Quantum Mind' speculative babble
spouted by many New Age physicists, Quantum Theory does not involve
Consciousness. What Quantum Theory does do is indicate a Monistic,
holonomic*, Space-Time transcending realm underlying the superficial phenomena of Nature (i.e. the material forms in space-time).
THE MAN WHO IDENTIFIED THE GODHEAD - THE SPIRIT WITHIN US -
THE MAN WHO FOUND THE TRUE HOLY GRAIL*
*As Joseph Campbell wrote, the Holy Grail is that fountain in the centre of the universe from which pour forth the energies of Eternity into the temporal world. That same energy is in each of our hearts. [The 'heart' being a metaphor for our innermost consciousness, the centre of the 'soul', which as Plotinus stated, is the Centre of the All].
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