February 2007

Yggdrasil

In the Norse mythology, there is a tree of life called Yggdrasil. Its branches fanned over gods and men and giants and dwarfs. It sheltered all creation. It has three roots. One root dug deep into Niflheim and under that root the spring Hvergelmir seethed and growled like water in a cauldron. Down there the dragon Nidhogg ripped apart corpses. Between mouthfuls, he sent the squirrel Ratatosk whisking up the trunk from deepest earth to heaven; it carried insults to the eagle who sat on the topmost bough, with a hawk perched on its brow. And Nidhogg was not content… Read More »Yggdrasil

Magic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are fungi. There are numerous varieties of the mushrooms. Some are edibles and considered very healthy. On the other hand some varieties are very poisonous and cause fatalities on consuming. Magic mushrooms or shrooms as they are called commonly are hallucination drugs. These can be divided into two groups: The Psilocybin-bearing mushrooms, found primarily in the Psilocybe genus, and the Muscimol-containing mushroom Amanita muscaria. Psilocybe mushrooms contain psilocybin and/or psilocin and psychedelic tryptamines that are structurally similar to serotonin, a strong regulator of mood, state of mind, and consciousness. Several species of Psilocybe also contain the alkaloid baeocystin, which… Read More »Magic Mushrooms

Destruction of Jerusalem

According to Old Testament Bible, Isaac begat two twin sons from his wife. Like Abraham and Sarah, the parents of , Isaac and Rebekah had to wait many years for a child. After Isaac asked the Lord to help them, Rebekah became pregnant and bore twin boys, Esau and Jacob.While she was pregnant, these sons gave her much trouble and she was afraid about the future; God appeared to her and told her two nations are taking form in her womb. The two sons were born and called Esau and Jacob. Esau was also called Edom; while the mother’s favorite… Read More »Destruction of Jerusalem

Jesus & Fish

Pisces is one of the Zodiac symbols. Each symbol, though apparently is connected to some animal as the Zodiac means, there are hidden religious meanings. During the Age of Pisces, the Fish was the symbol of divinity and the Sun God fed the multitude with two small fishes. The frontispiece of Inman’s Ancient Faiths shows the goddess Isis with a fish on her head; and the Indian Savior God, Krishna, in one of his incarnations was cast from the mouth of a fish. Not only is Jesus often referred to as the Fisher of Men, but as John P. Lundy… Read More »Jesus & Fish