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Cosmology in the Rig Veda

The recent articles of David Frawley and Michael Witzel concerning a possible historic content in the Rig Veda have opened up areas that need to be explored. It is an undeniable fact that the work of scholars such as Frawley has dealt a blow to the upholders of the Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT), the colonial-inspired speculations on the origins of Indian civilisation. It was simply the product of a mindset that had to justify colonisation and wholesale destruction of ancient cultures. Finally it is being laid to rest and other voices are heard.

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Refutation of Shri Avtar Krishen Kaul’s

There was no time earlier to reply to Avtar Krishen Kaul’s (AKK hereinafter for brevity’s sake) recent paper, though we are all familiar with his basic premise: there are no symbols and signs of the zodiac (Rashis) in the Veda. Since these are widely found throughout the later texts such as the Puranas and works on Jyotish, his contention is that they are of Babylonian/Greek origin. They were then imported into India and widely adopted. This follows orthodox scholarship entirely and does not seek to probe deeper. In fact, no one really knows where and when these symbols arose.

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The Vishaal Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 1, April 1993

‘…we are able to appreciate that something occurred right at the time I have pinpointed… This period was the time of Gautam the Buddha, as well as the rise of Jainism. But it was also the beginning of the Age of Pisces, or 234 BC. It is important to note for our study that this is considered to be the period, covering perhaps half a millennium…that the shift from the Earth-oriented measure of the solstice to the constellational sphere took place, in exclusion of all the rest. Thus, in the 6th century Varahamihira corrected the Hindu calendar, according to scholars, so that the precessional point would be more ‘accurate’.
(At that time) true and higher Knowledge … become the property of the Cosmic Ignorance – i.e., the undivine Maya, or the lower Prakriti divorced from Purush, or Form devoid of sense; and this ‘empty space’ is then usurped and becomes the habitat of the Cosmic Lie. This separation, this divide is what characterises the Cosmic Ignorance.’

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The Vishaal Newsletter, volume 7, number 4, October 1992

‘…in order to dissolve the consciousness we call Vritra (covered in shadows), it is simply a question of introducing a different alignment, one closer to the Capricorn midday position, and all that this signifies. In other words, a shift from the binary to the unitary system. With this accomplished, Vritra dissolves simply because that off-centre condensation can no longer take place…’

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MRVW – HISTORY & HIGHLIGHTS, 1996 – 2006

MRVW – HISTORY & HIGHLIGHTS, PART ONE 1996 – 2006 Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom – history & highlights from the Archives – PART ONE Early Period – 1996 through 2002 Skambha, 6 May 1996 Thea (Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet) writes to Shri Krishen Kaul that she is pleased to receive his publication – the Shri Krishen Universal Ephemeris & Panchang for 1997 A.D., English Edition and thanks him for his Newsletter  (Shri

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The Earth Calendar: Cosmic Dawn and Introduction

The Earth-Calendar 2022 Introduction – Part One Earth Journey – our Journey The inspiration for The Earth Calendar 2022 is Thea’s graphic below.  She highlights several facts: Earth’s natural path around the Sun is not a perfect circle but an oval or an elliptical pattern; therefore as she orbits the Sun, Earth’s distance varies from one cosmic pole to the next. In the northern hemisphere, she is closest to the Sun each year

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MRVW – Special Articles

The Origin and Nature of Hindu Decline Thea wrote two articles for the Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom (MRVW). The first, titled The Origin and Nature of Hindu Decline was introduced to the reader of the ACC website in the Summary and Conclusions of Theme 12  – One Journey, one Calendar: https://www.aeoncentre.com/theme-12-one-journey-one-calendar It is a four part series exploring the nature and purpose of the split between science and the sacred

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Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom: MANIFESTO

2022 – Onwards Committee: Mukund Ainapure (Convenor)  C.Balachandran Christine Blenninger Patricia Heidt Hanneke Kroon Patti Anne Tower Rose Marion Williams Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom 2006 – 2016 Committee: Thea (Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet), Convenor  Members: Rajah Rajagopal Tondaiman Rani Sarubala R. Tondaiman, Mayor of Tiruchi City Corporation. Thiru Sai Srinivasan Dr Patricia R. Heidt Thiru Robert E. Wilkinson Calendar Reform Consultant: Shri Avatar Krishen Kaul President All India Calendar Reform Committee 1

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Thea, The Evolutionary Avatar in the Cosmic Harmony and in Contemporary Vedic Culture, The Vishaal Newsletter, Volume 8, no. 1, April 1993

‘I wrote that Swar, or ‘heaven’ had descended upon Earth. This diagram helps us to appreciate the measurable character of the statement and its practical application. Swar of the Vedic fourfold division covers the last segment of the zodiacal wheel, comprising the signs Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. The ‘gateway’ to this fourth and highest plane is Capricorn . Is it any surprise then that the date of the Makar Sankranti, or the Gateway of Capricorn, has always been celebrated throughout the land (India)? (Thea, Culture and Cosmos – 3, The Vishaal Newsletter, Volume 8, no. 1, April 1993 )

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Thea, A Delegate’s REPORT on the First National Panchanga Ganitam Conference, 30 December, 2010,

‘The recently concluded Samelan at the abode of Sri Venkateshwara in sacred Tirumala reached certain conclusions by decision of the organisers. Going by the resolutions passed and the press reports the next day, it would appear that there was ‘unanimity’ among the attendees. Actually the truth is quite another.

While it was true, as the Chairman remarked in his closing comments, that there were no fights and shouts and walkouts during the conference, and peace can be said to have prevailed throughout – in my view that peace was more like sleep. What was obvious to many is that there was an agenda set in place beforehand; and some delegates told me, when I asked what resolutions they thought would be passed, that the resolutions were ‘already decided’…’

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