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Translations from the Andromedan
Commentaries IV.1

NOTE: The commentaries on Translations from the Andromedan present snatches of an alternative myth of the prehistory of the earth. The myth is not complete or sequential in these notes, but it can be gleaned from the highlights. Selected themes are indicated in the table of contents in assist in navigating through these notes.

Sloka Four: Prodigal Heart

Kerala: Coastal region of southwest India, a lush agricultural province whose name recalls the Kerali Strain. Trivandrum, the small capital town, is a fishing port with fan-like offshore nets positioned to catch the rays of the setting sun.

There’s a new world somewhere: Lyrics from "Another You," hit song by The New Seekers, summer, 1965.

Dirigo: "I lead." Motto of the State of Maine. The totemic animal is a moose.

Cape Cormorin: Southernmost point of the sub-continent of India. A memorial tomb to Mathatma Ghandi erected on the ledges there is frequently engulfed by foam and surf.

Mahabalipurum: Site of a small beachside sandstone temple on the east coast of India south of Madras. Ma-HA-buh-LEE-purr-um.

Tamil Nadu: Name for the southern half of the Indian sub-continent, a region inhabited by the Dasyu, dark-skinned devotees of Shiva who were driven to extinction by the invading Aryans. The indigenous Dasyu were shamanic hunter-gathers bred from the union of the last generation of hybrid Orion Men with serpent-women descended from the Nagas who protect Gaia. Some of the Naga women migrated to the Indo-Chinese border where they survived in small foothill tribes until the middle of the 20th Century. They wear large gold earrings attached oddly to the tops of their ears.

Adyar spreads beneath a great banyan: Located in a seaside hamlet south of Madras, Adyar is the world headquarters of the Theosophical Society, an esoteric movement founded by Madame Blavatsky and Henry Steele Olcott in 1875. The motto of the Society is "There is no religion higher than truth." The main courtyard is occupied by a huge banyan tree with draping limbs that have grown back into the earth like a hamadryad reverting to her Gaian roots. A paneled door off the library displays carved vignettes of the ten avatars of Vishnu. Of these, Lord Krishna, who doubles as the Blue Prince of Andromeda, was the eighth. By some accounts the following avatar, the ninth, was Siddharta, the historical Buddha. The tenth, called the Kalki Avatar, is yet to come. Its appearance announces the reign of terror and ignorance that concludes Kali Yuga.

Agnishvatta: Sanskrit, "sweetened by fire (Agni)". Name for a species of guardian angel in Hindu religion. According to the Asian view human passion is a fire that burns bitterly in the heart, but angels sweeten it by their witnessing and guide tormented humans from the pain of their ecstasy into the ecstasy of their pain. The Agnishvatta is the theologically correct version of a fire-dancing Dakini.

Ash-caked sanyassins with tigerish grins: A sanyassin, also called a sadhu, is a wandering yogi who has renounced life in the conventional sense. They travel naked, covered in ash to signify they have burned out the desire to live in the mere illusion of living. (See ahead 40, to behold the Unreal / with real eyes)

Kalighat: Riverside ditch near Calcutta where the dead are cremated in the open.

They are all implicated: The Vajradhvaha Sutra gives one of many versions of the Bodhisattva Vow:

With Bodhicitta (the thought of enlightenment) I will rescue all these beings from the stream of Samsara, so difficult to cross. I must pull them back from the great precipice, I must free them from all calamities, I must ferry them to the other shore. I myself must grapple with the whole mass of suffering of all sentient beings. To the limit of my endurance I will experience in all the states of woe, in all world-systems, in all modes of suffering. ... I resolve to abide in each state of woe for innumerable aeons, so that all beings may come to freedom.

In the Andromedan view whenever the Bodhisattva Vow is taken its inverse is engaged: all of humanity is implicated in the suffering of the one who seeks to alleviate the suffering of all humanity.

What is here is there: Andromedan principle of apposition stated in the Visvavara Tantra. The Tantric view of life affirms the Buddhist identity of form and void but gives it a sensuous twist. In Tantra the Godhead is said to be directly present in the streaming of pure seamless sensation before it differentiates into the field of sense-perceptible objects. At the periodic demise of worlds the flood of pure sensation rises, overwhelms all differentiated life-forms, and stuns the human mind into anesthetic calm. This event is pictured in Hindu legend by Kali, Mistress of Death, standing upon the prostrate form of Shiva (human self-awareness).

smoke clouds the Anahata: In the occult anatomy of Tantra Yoga there are seven chakras or "lotus-flowers" arranged along the spine within the human body. (The arrangement is called the "Lotus Ladder" by Joseph Campbell in The Mythic Image.) The anahata ("sound-dissolving") is the fourth from below, corresponding to the cardiac plexus. The Heart Lotus is a twelve-petalled mandala of vermilion rays immersed in a soft, smoky hue. (Sat-chakra-nirupana, Verse 22-27, in The Serpent Power, Sir John Woodruffe.)

Andromedans regard the seven-chakra system as an artificial mold intermediate between the human body and the plasmic double. It persists with uncanny force, like an afterimage, but it is merely a relic of archaic male power-games. When the Orion Men could no longer practice their stalking at large, returning time and again to the Trapezium, they sulked and resorted to intricate stratagems of introversion. Over many eons they produced the chakra-body as an imaginative fixation, a standing vortex sustained by their introjected desires. Passing out of the physical world they could temporarily spin themselves into ecstasy in the chakra-body but the resulting blackout did not transport them back to Orion. The models of yogic anatomy were the highest feats of dreaming achieved by the stalking males.

Andromedans, who are totally awake in their plasmic bodies, have no use for the yogic model of simulated teleportation. Bilocation excels any spin around the block in the Atlantean chakra-vehicle.

to behold the Unreal / with real eyes: Over many eons various chapters of the chthonian romance unfolded at different places on the earth. On the Indian sub-continent the race of the Dasyus (closely related to the Australian Aborigines) refined the hunting magic of the Orion Men to a fine art. Their strategic skills, learned and applied in Nature, also afforded them the opportunity to develop a vast range of magical and metaphysical wisdoms. The Shaivite spiritual heritage was as sophisticated as its germane cousin, Ati Dzogchen, developed among the Mongol races of inner Asia, but it displayed neither the hierarchical pretences, nor the pomp and circumstance, typical of the high Asian tradition. The Dasyus maintained the ascetic, purist attitude of indigenous shamanism, the root of all true religious experience in the Gaian habitat.

Northward, across the reach of the snowy Himalaya Ranges, late descendants of the Orion Men developed an odd variant of Gaian shamanism based on dreaming techniques, rather than stalking. There were the rishis, seers of immense visionary power. The root of the term rishi is cognate with Vrish-, "to spread, to pervade", from which the name of the Hindu God Vishnu is derived. By "dreaming awake" the rishis absorbed themselves in the seeing that pervades the universe. They entered and navigated the Dreamtime of Vishnu. (See above: 3, sweet abstracting gaze of Vishnu.) Due to this peculiar orientation, they reached bilocation by a side route, as it were. Bilocation reveals two lives simultaneously, a glimpse of the "double dynamic" too infinitely mysterious to be conceived rationally. The reconfiguration of the double who comes and goes in both lives cannot be grasped by any mind, but it can be tracked by story-lines and its actions are actually determined by narrative filaments that spread through the galaxies like a fine sheath of mycelia.

Although physical bilocation is an act of stalking, it can be induced through prolonged trance, as the rishis were wont to do. Seated in sublime repose in their lofty mountain haunts, they actually bilocated but because they were dreaming rather than stalking they did not have full virtual autonomy in both scenarios, so they tended to see one of the scenes they witnessed as "unreal." This curious practice led them to formulate a vast and complex epistemology that devaluated the direct evidence of their senses. Hence Vedanta and the entire world-negating bent of Indian philosophy.

Due to the distortion inherent to their technique the rishis did not realize that there is no Unreal in the cosmos, for the beholding of the Unreal is a true effect of cosmic optical structure. The best proof of this proposition is viewing earth from its mirror-world in M31. Andromedan doubles can see life on earth as if they were there, looking through the eyes of their human counterparts, and what they see looks "unreal," not because it is illusory but because it is beheld relative to its mirroring reality, in double vision. Beholding the Unreal with real eyes, they realize who they are in the others they mirror.

Material by John Lash and Lydia Dzumardjin: Copyright 2002 - 2018 by John L. Lash.