Friday, December 31, 2010

Ice Man, the Mummy in the Glacier Part.I





The discovery of the mummified body of an Iron Age man preserved in a glacier on Austria’s Otztaler Alps stunned the world. After several years of research, the Ice Man puzzles scientists. The secrete of what drove him to his lonely death in an ice cave over 3,000 meters above the sea level remains a tantalizing enigma.
             
            On September 19, 1991, German mountaineers Erika and Helmut Simon mad a macabre discovery on the Hauslabjoch in the Otztaler Alps: sticking out of the ice, a human corpse lay face down on his stomach his dried out upper body covered by a parchment like skin. The thin ice still held his right leg, which was wrapped in straw and leather strips. The site soon attracted curious people and researchers who found all kinds of objects scattered around the body. Among these were a copper hatched and a complete set of hunting equipment. Several days later, the body was officially removed and flown to Innsbruck by helicopter.

 The scientists placed in charge of the investigation all agreed that Otzi, as the Ice man was nicknamed, was sensational find. They were able to determine the age of the corpse by means of the carbon 14 method, which was carried out at various laboratories in different countries, with each laboratory being given a different sample. Together with the stylistic classification of the objects fund around the body, the tests suggested that the man had died around 3300 BC. Apart from the age of the body, the scientists wanted to know exactly how it had remained intact in the ice for a period of about 5,000 years. After all, the oldest known corpses previously found in glaciers were only several hundred years old.


The body had not been found in the middle of a glacier but rather in a rock crevice at the edge of the ice sheet. This was a section where the frozen water was very deep. As this crevice did not have a natural out let, it had not been affected by movement in the great mass of ice. If the body had been exposed to the forces of a moving glacier, surely no trace of the Ice Man could have been found?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dropa Stones, Was It The Proof For Aliens Early Visit?


              According to certain writers a dwarf like extraterrestrials were landed near the Tibet- China border about 12000 years ago. Very hard to believe, isn’t it?  Beijing University’s archaeology department head Mr. Chi Pu Tei   and his team expedite the Himalayan mountains and found a series of caves in the pathless mountain high. The beauty is the caves were artificially carved. The walls and floors were squared and polished. In some of the tunnels or say caves he found a line of tombs in a systematical arrangement.  Within the tombs they found skeletons of four feet length are buried. They had a very big head and very small thin delicate bodies. Some of the archeologists claimed those might be the bodies of the mountain gorillas. But Prof. Tei doubts how the apes can bury themselves, that too in a neat arrangement?  Professor’s question sounds good know? 
            

              But there is no supporting evidence other than hundreds of stone discs of one foot wide. In that Dropa Stones there is a small hole in the center and it resembles the phonogram records. On the walls of the caves he found the rising sun, stars, moon, mountains and a line of small dots that connects the land and the sky. 



                 The disks were taken to the Beijing University for deciphering process but it was futile. But in 1958 Dr. Tsum Um Nui found some hieroglyphs of some special pattern in each groove of the plate. The hieroglyphics were very small to view with naked eye and that too some were worn due to erosion. According to Dr. Tsum Um the Dropa space craft may crash landed there and most of the Dropa were killed by the locals. Dr. says ‘that the Dropas came down from the space ship and there was no chance of building a new one to return to their own land. In his later age he was never allowed to publish his findings. In 1965 Prof. Chi Pu Tei and other four, got permission to publish their findings. They collected around 716 grooved discs from the caves. The scripts says, they aliens were hunted by the local tribes.

               The Dropa stones are of one food with and they are resting on a seat. When the Russian scientists tested the rock particles of Dropa disc and they found large amount cobalt. When they are made to vibrate they vibrate in an unusual rhythm when electric charge is passed through them. According to the Russian scientists this Dropa stones are similar to the hard disks of now a days.
But the later stage the Critics rejects the claims. But the facts were not found exactly, mainly because of the Government involved and various other reasons.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Phallus Worship And Ancient Religious Sex Customs


Phallocracy literally means “The power of the Phallus” it is the religious and cultural system symbolized the male reproductive organ in permanent erection. Literally this symbolized the dominance of men over women in the historic times. In the historic times the worship of male organ is in conjunction with worship of the female counterpart. The cultures that respect sexuality normally dominated by men and hence their rituals present phallus as icon. In terms of sex Phallocracy disregard of sexual satisfaction of females. This is simply mean worship of generative powers. 
The prehistoric people celebrated great festivals not only in their honor but also as a license for their gaiety. In the festivals they carried the image of phallus openly. A giant phallus was carried in parade   and the stunt followers sung obscene songs very loudly in open throat. At the end of the procession the head priest garland the head of the phallus. The festival mood extends till the night and the people indulged without a feel embarrassed in the most infamous vices. . Most of the phallic festivals were celebrated during the harvest seasons. In Rome the great festival of Venus was celebrated in April, and a giant phallus was taken in car procession. The procession was led by the ladies to the temple of Venus. At the temple the sexual parts of the goddess were presented to them.



          The same practice was followed by the Teutonic peoples also. They celebrated the festivals during the summer months. All these festivals accompanied with the phallic worship, which is similar to that of the Roman festivals. In France in and around La Rochelle, small phallus shaped small cakes are made as offerings at Easter. (Readers please remember the Easter festival was seized and modified from the juvenile festival of ancient times). 

           In the town of Saintes, the Palm Sunday was called in the name fete des pinnes (pinne is a popular vulgar word). The children carry phallus shaped bread and palm branches. At the end of the procession the priest blessed  the cakes and the women preserved them as an amulet for the consecutive year. Similarly at St. Jean-de’Angely, same practice was followed but the cake name was fateux.  It is common in The Romans customs to make cakes in the form of male and female genital parts. 

                Even in India people worship combination of male and female genital organs as Lingam still today.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christianity, Is it a stunt follower of Pagan traditions?



Everything in the Christianity; the style of churches robes crosses, traditions and customs has its origin from the Pagan religion. It is very hard to believe isn’t it?  No issues go through the entire post.

IN 325 AD, Constantine began to converting official pagan religion of Roman into Christianity and adopted many of the Pagan customs into Christianity.

Blessing:  Origin of Blessing is the Proto Germanic word blothisojan meaning “blood marking or marking with mark”. The Pagans sprinkled blood at the altar as the sign of sincerity.
Easter: Most of us know unlike Christmas (December 25th) the Easter celebration date is set by the calculated by the church according to the phases of moon. Referring to the Pagan almanac the Easter celebrations have the Pagan origin. Easter customs involves eggs. In pagan custom too the egg symbolizes the new life.

Symbols: In the early period Christians adopted the fish symbol  and then the trident and finally the cross. In the 4th the Constantine abolished crucifixion and then the cross became the emblem and a scared one. Remember the Pagan the fish symbol was already in use of Pagans.

Ceremonial dress worn by the priests:    From the old arts we can find the Pagan priests worn the robes 




Churches:  The Pagan temples have scared alters for sacrifices same system of alters in the churches. Early church designs are similar to that of the Pagan temples. The Pagans believed that heaven is in the up (where light comes from the sun) and the Christians also believe that the heaven is in the up.






Christmas:  The Pagans celebrated festivals in the month of December (Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere) they decorate with red berries and green leaves to represent fruitfulness of male (red) and incubation by the female(green). The same complementary red and green colors are used for Christmas decoration. The Santa Claus resembles the Pagan God Odin (Old man with a long white bearded)

 The last but not the least; the last word Amen also have Pagan origin, Amen is one of the Pagan god for creation.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Origin and Early Practice of Tattoos





Ancient peoples decorated their bodies with tattoos since long back. They are of various designs and colors. The tattoos have a cultural significance ,some as status symbols, some as religious beliefs, even some for punishments and slaves. We have the recorded evidence such as Egyptian mummies to Ice man of 5,000 years old. Ice man’s body was tattooed dots and small lines randomly distributed. There were 58 tattoos found on his body.
 The Egyptian Tomb scenes, figurines display the evidence that the Egyptian women had tattoos on their bodies and the historian believed that the tattoos are the mark of the prostitutes which were done to protect them from the diseases, Most of the Egyptian women tattooed net like distribution of dots on their abdomen, breasts and thighs. Some argue that this is the general Egyptian women’s customs and not the prostitutes alone but we don’t have the proof for it.
Usually dark and black color is used but some other ancient tribes used bright colors also. The mummies found in the Kuban cemeteries have blue tattoos similar to that of the Deir el Bahari mummies which have the uniform pattern of dots on their abdomen.  The Scythian (Siberian Alti Mountains)   males had tattooed mythical creatures on their torso and limbs and a Scythian woman with tattoos of mythical animals on her shoulders and wrists was found in a tomb.

There were various methods of tattooing followed by different cultures. The Inuit people of Siberia made   punctures with sharp needles coated with soot. In Polynesia color pigment was pricked by tapping on small rake like tool. In America the ancient Indians tattooed their faces with needle pricking. The Maori people of New Zealand were famous for their method of tattooing. They tattooed complex designs of various colors on the faces and buttocks with the bone cutting tool.
Modern Tattoo
 In all, the practice of tattooing implies different meanings in different culture.  In some ancient tribes the tattoos displays the wearers status in the group. The Roman slaves and criminals were tattooed for identification. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Amazing Facts About Spontaneous Human Combustion


The alleged burning of the human body without any external source of ignition is called the Spontaneous Human Combustion or otherwise simply called as SHC. In other words Spontaneous Human combustion is simply means that complete incineration of the human body.  There are so many speculations and controversies  over SHC. Let us see few of them.

 Let us view the Spontaneous Human Combustion in spiritual terms. Spontaneous Human Combustion trigger when all the seven chakras are open resulting in kundalini activation. As enormous amount of energy is liberated in the process of kundalini activation the human body burnt thoroughly.

 In other words; our body is protected by translucent membrane which shields from the outer magnetic forces when kundalini is activated the bio plasma body is fragmented which results in the rupture of the protective membrane there by large amount of electrical discharge. This electrical discharge makes the internal organs to combust suddenly. In spontaneous human combustion the torso is burnt completely where us the extremities untouched. Since most of the physical bio molecular energy is transmitted through the torso, it is severely affected.


Let us view this in different way, our body template is based upon the scalar wave patterns when your mind is guided appropriately with the help of yoga and meditation we can alter the scalar wave pattern including the DNA template. When kundalini is activated life force energy is activated through the spine which is an electromagnetic current through the bio electric field which results in Spontaneous combustion.




The Hindu religious reformer in the 20th century, Ramalinga Addikalar undergone a physical Ascension without experiencing death.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fashions of the 1960s

 Fashion began to focus on teenagers for the first time in the early 1960’s, and London became the centre of a music and fashion explosion. The young designer Mary Quant created bold, colorful and low priced clothes which were a huge success. She popularized the miniskirt, which reached an unprecedented 8- 9 inches above the knee, and her colorful designs were in perfect tune with the spirit of the time.


                In Paris, Andre Courreges launched his “Space Age“look of 1964 – stark, futuristic, all white outfits were worn with his much imitated white kid boots. Paco Rabanne experimented with clothes made from metal discs and chains. Laurent designed daring see through blouse in 1968. The Beatles popularized Pierre Cardin’s suit if 1963, with its collarless jacket and straight leg trousers. Their psychedelic look parodied military uniforms bright primary colors mixed with dyed garments or Indian tunics and trousers.



 African designs in vivid prints were adopted by musicians like Sly and the Family Stone, and the natural bushy Afro hairstyle became popular. The San Francisco hippie scene at the end of the decade was a fashion blend of the flavor ethnic, historic, psychedelic and even beatnik styles were interchangeable, usually worn with jangling jewellery and long hair. Elsewhere, the decade ended with a soft, ‘romantic’ look, featuring flower print cotton and crushed velvet.





In 1962 Saint Laurent launched his own couture house and designs the pea jacket. The Chanel suit and pill box hat are worn and popularized by the Jackie Kennedy. Hardy Amies begins designing men’s fashion.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Body Piercing, A Painful Pleasure?

Body Piercing


The history of Body piercing is around 5000 years old. Almost all the cultures in the ancient times pierced their body. The objective of this post is to display some amazing customs in body piercing. In the ancient times, people not only pierced their nose and ear lopes, they also pierced their septum, nipple, clitoris, navel, foreskin and scrotum piercing. Let us view some of the peculiar piercing practices of the early history.





Nipple piercing:  

Nipple piercing was practiced by the ancient Romans. The ancient Roman centurions pierced their nipples to display their power and virility. That was a symbol of honor that displayed their dedication to the Roman Empire. Nipple piercing helped the centurion to unite and control the large Roman army. To display his singularity and strength even Julius Caesar pierced his nipples too.

In the middle of 14th century the women practiced to wore low necklines that could display almost more than half of their breasts. The queen Isabella of Bavaria wore the garments of the grand neckline (this kind of dress displays their upper body from breast to naval. This tradition eventually led the royal ladies to freely display their breasts and place diamond studded rings and caps on their ‘little apples of paradise’ and in some cases they  passed the gold chains through them and decorated with diamonds.

According to modern days research the nipple piercing makes the nipples to grow bigger in size and makes more sensitive and sexually attractive. It gives immense pleasure and continuous stimulation in the nipples.

Male genital piercing:

                 The piercing of Glans of penis was pierced to insert jewelery in the ancient times. Even Kama Sutra tells us the Apadravya piercing. In the ancient times the athletes participated nude in the Olympian Games to avoid their penis moving about and get injured the tied the foreskin of the penis with a leather thong with base of the penis. That leather thong was called” Kynodeme.” This practice may lead to the permanent piercing of foreskin, to prevent the slaves and athletes from having sex.  The genital piercing through the head of the penis was performed to the slaves and gladiators not only to avoid injury they are at the mercy of the owners to do have sex.

                 The husband of Queen Victoria of England, Prince Albert had pierced his penis to allow it to hold it by a hook inside the trousers not to create an unsightly bulge. Remember wearing a pant so tight is the custom of that period.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Hindu Temples of Angkor Wat part.v

              The most of the vivid account of Khmer society comes not from the bas reliefs but from the writings of the Chinese diplomat. In 1296, Zhou Daguan was sent to Angkor by Kublai Khan’s grandson and successor, Timur Khan. His impressions survive in his notes on The Custom of Cambodia.

                As a diplomat, Zhou Daguan observed the Khmer king at close quarters during royal audiences, and described the pomp and circumstances of the court: ‘The king either wears a gold diadem on his head or simply warps his hair in a garland of flowers that reminds me of jasmine… large pearls hang from his neck, and on his wrists, ankles, and arms he wears gold bracelets and rings set with tiger’s eyes. He goes about barefoot, and the soles of his feet and the palms of his hands are stained red with sandalwood.

                ‘When the king goes out, his escort is led by soldiers. Then come the standards, the flags, and music, followed by his wives, and concubines in palanquins, carts, and on horseback. Finally, the king arrives, standing on an elephant with a precious gold sword in his hand. Everyone who sees him has to prostrate himself and touch the ground with his forehead.


                In contrast to his splendor, Zhou Daguan paints a sorry picture of the prisoners of war or captured savages who were forced into slavery they were a separate class with no privileges, ’bending the head while they are beaten, without daring to make a small movement…

Despite the blaze of royal splendor described by Zhou Daguan, Angkor’s days were numbered. The reign of Jayavarman VII had turned out to be the city’s final burst of temple and empire building. During the 300 years of construction, many changes in architectural style had occurred. Towards the end, the buildings displaced a gradual move away from the Hindu cult of the god Siva

The Khmers had come increasingly under the influence of the Buddhist sect which stressed austerity and self denial. The old state religion headed by the supreme god king may have faded out, the kings authority fading with it, bringing the close cooperation between sovereign and subjects to an end.

In the 15th century, when the armies of the neighboring Thai kingdoms sacked the city, the Khmers moved to a new site near Phnom Penh. Angkor could not survive for long. The irrigation network on which the remaining peasants depended fell into disrepair, and gradually the jungle reclaimed its land. All that was left were creeper infested ruins, and the memory of  a unique culture living under the protection of a living god.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Hindu Temples of Angkor Wat part.IV



In the bas-reliefs which decorate the Bayon temple built by Jayavarman VII, the Khmers recorded their day to day activities. The carvings show people bartering and hunting. Other prepare feasts, watch cockfights, or marvel at amazing acrobatic feats. 

                 The bas- reliefs in the Bayon also depict vivid battle scenes commemorating the victory of the Khmers over the Chams, which tell something of the army that extended the power of the empire throughout southern Indo China.

                 The king and his generals rode into battle on elephants trained for war. The animals were armed- sharp metal points were fitted to their tusks. On a platform on each elephant’s back stood a fierce warrior brandishing a bow and arrow. The Carnac, or the driver, perched in the animal’s neck. In battle, clashes between elephants-bore warriors often took the form of the duel. The winning warrior would leap on to his opponent’s animal to press home his victory.

                 Lighted torches were waved to enrage other elephants, which were then used as battering rams to break through enemy defenses. They went into battle alongside sabre-rattling horsemen, riding without stirrups, and well ordered ranks of infantry. After an initial exchange of arrows, the troops fell into hand to hand combat. When the battle ended, the wounded on both sides were usually killed to put them out of their misery.

                 The Khmers soldiers seem to have worn only loincloths and leather jerkins. For protection they carried wooden shields. They attacked their enemies with lances, pikes, sabres, bows, knives, javelins, and sometimes ballistas- large catapults operated by teams of soldiers, which hurled rocks a deep into the ranks of the opposing arm.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Hindu Temples of Angkor Wat part.III


               

                 The walls could have contained the whole of ancient Rome, but most people lived in the suburbs outside. The walled area was almost exclusively a royal, religious, and administrative centre. Beyond the suburbs, villages were scattered along the canals- the arteries which carried water, the nation’s lifeblood, to the paddy fields.


                IN 1992, THE RUINS OF Angkor became a world heritage site. Under the guidance of UNESCO, archaeologists began to investigate, preserve, and restore its unique monuments; the carvings on its stones have left many clues to the pattern of everyday life in ancient Kampuchea. Each peasant built his own house, following a design that remains unchanged to this day- a hut on stilts with a pitched roof, woven bamboo walls, and a planked floor. Inside, a single large room was divided by partitions. At night, the peasant tied his animals to the stilts and claimed inside the house using a crude wooden ladder, which he drew up behind him. Outside, piles of smouldering straw sent smoke wafting between the stilts to ward of insects.


                The Khmer peasant usually produced enough from his well irrigated plot to pay his takes and feed his family. He fished, and reared cattle, water buffaloes, pigs and fowl to barter for other goods in the local market. The women gathered cotton and kapok, kept silk warms, and wove the family’s clothes. Thought the peasants controlled their own land, the king remained the legal landowner. During the dry season, as part of their duty to their landlord, the peasants left their small holdings to erect public monuments and build dams, working together for the good of all and for the glory of their leader.