August 11, 2013

Glory, Light and the Divine Halo

Ra's Solar Disc
Floating discs often depicted behind or above the face of a divine being in a bursting golden color are commonly believed to represent light, glory, and dawning in religious context. Yet a halo at first glance with no prior knowledge, seems to simply resemble the shining sun, similar to the solar disc Egyptian god Ra is usually shown with. Ra combines all aspects as that of the sun to science, as a necessity for life, bringer of warmth and growth.

KundaliniUpon closer inspection, the solar disc is not just imagery of the sun, as it is also wrapped with a serpent coil called a Kundalini; This is representative of potential energy rising to open the Chakras, on the path to rebirth; As the sun does each day. The halo in Egyptian reliefs depicts a life-giving sun, and appears to signify this more than designations to Ra as glorious or divine as those aspects are implied as part of the nature of Ra, the god of the sun. Religions other than Egyptian tend to utilize this iconography to identify individual glory, the light, and divinity.

In Buddhism, a colorful circular disc emanates from the body of Buddha after achieving enlightenment. A halo's color of light symbolizes the level of spiritual elevation, similar to the rising and setting sun, as the sun  appears to change the sky's color throughout the day. Sunlight in its purest form is white, containing a full spectrum of colors, of which only certain wavelengths are visible depending on the current atmospheric conditions. Enlightenment is a gentle awakening of conscious energy, a way of connecting to the universal mind, becoming whole with nature and the divine. This idea of self-realization frees an individual from bounds of  consciousness when awakened, opening the mind to a new world.

To many people, prominence of the halo is most recognized from Christian artworks dating back as far as the 4th century to designate the divine. Essentially this element commonly found in religious artwork was an interpretation of light and glory emanating outward. The halo often appears like the sun is located directly behind the head, mimicking its power and life-giving nature. Even-though light travels on a dimensional plane, artworks tend to depict the halo as a flat disc. Like Buddhism, these icons represent a level of divinity, imbued with the energy of God. The bible refers to the halo growing in size during Christ's transfigurations in prophet revelations, another key aspect to reaching enlightenment. 

Modern ancient alien theories about the halo point in a different direction, contending the circular disc of light is actually representative of an ancient astronaut helmet in a simplistic sense, like looking at a bubble over someone's head face-on. Perhaps this means our ancestors were ancient astronauts themselves yet...

Somehow alien astronaut theory neglects the related stories, legends, and modern enlightenment practices still thriving today in this sense; The foundation of why our ancestors encircled heads of the divine with an all powerful light similar to the sun. This points to a greater likeliness, as in the case of ancient aliens, Earth was once visited by beings from another world who were capable of emanating light outward from their heads, and mankind interpreted this in representation as those beings as divine from the heavens, since they indeed descended from up above.

August 2, 2013

Face in the Mayan Calendar

Time has passed since the huge controversial hype over the Mayan calendar's supposed prediction of world annihilation on 2012's winter solstice event, and the calendar as well as the Mayans have received very little media attention since. The press wants a huge story from an old rock, and when the day passed without much of a sneeze, calendar mention went by the wayside. Multiple theories and speculations flew around social media and television channels, yet nothing we know in this physical realm changed.  One thing for certain is, many millions of people wanted to see a spectacular natural event take place in their lifetime, and that dream likely did not die off overnight for true believers.

Think of this: Let's say with some level of technology or psychic intuition we were able to predict a future event which possibly could destroy the face of our planet - Would we leave a comparable artifact for future generations to discover? An interesting thing about this concept is, it can be said almost without a doubt, no way José.

The reason is because we currently know of a theoretical destructive time  billions of years in the future, when the sun reaches the end of its life-cycle and grows large enough to eat the Earth whole. If we know this, why do we not leave a stone artifact to warn future generations of the event? Can we really expect an ancient civilization to have done this?

What's more, there is a face (Tonatiuh) in the middle of the Mayan calendar. To the Aztecs, Tonatiuh is a symbol of the 5th world, a sun god, and leader of heaven - To us, a reason the calendar is also known as the Sunstone. There is a new twist on Sunstone concepts, however, suggesting the 2012 date was either miscalculated or counted from the wrong starting point. What if instead of destruction, the calendar pointed to an entirely different date, say around 1844, when Joseph Smith, (José!), created multiple sun-stones in the Nauvoo temple, Illinois only to see them fall in the face of persecution.

At the time Mormonism wasn't well liked by other, more established religions, and many of his celestial inspired creations were destroyed. Could the Aztec calendar and Nauvoo temple event somehow be linked together? Does the face in the center represent a messiah, literally the Son, and not the physical sun Earth orbits around? In an actual photo of the calendar, the face does look a little like renditions of Jesus over the years. There are certainly some characteristics it has in common, a sort of crown, locks of hair, facial expression, eye shape.  Maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but for some reason the calendar gives an entirely different meaning if Tonatiuh represents the messiah.