The Axis Mundi Navel of Earth

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Each day in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 1000’s of Muslims collect and stroll westward circles round a tall black stone dice referred to as the Kaaba.  This Kaaba stone lies on the very middle of Islam’s most necessary Mosque, the Nice Mosque of Mecca, and is probably the most sacred web site in Islam, stated to be the “Bayt Allah” (Home of God), the place all Muslims should flip to face earlier than day by day prayers.  The commonest epithet usually used for Kaaba interprets to “the middle of the Earth,” and within the ninth century, Islamic scholar al-Kisa’i argued that the true Kaaba was really situated instantly beneath the North Pole Star.  This could imply the true Kaaba is definitely Mount Meru, and never the big black stone worshipped in Saudi Arabia.  This could imply that day-after-day 1000’s of Muslims stroll westward circles round Kaaba, identical to each night time 1000’s of stars rotate westward circles round Mount Meru.  This could imply that identical to the traditional Chinese language and Greeks would face North earlier than commencing prayer, that Muslims too are supposed to be dealing with the North Pole, moderately than Saudi Arabia.  Many legends of Mount Meru declare it to be a mountain composed of black magnetite stone (Mercator’s “Rupes Nigra”) surrounded by 4 directional rivers and islands, and that is once more echoed symbolically by the black stone (4-sided) dice at Mecca.  Why does this black dice in Mecca so completely mirror the traditional myths of Mount Meru?  Might this artifical building in Saudi Arabia be usurping the location of the true “Home of God” on the North Pole? 

“Many sacred facilities are aligned to the 4 cardinal instructions: the Purple Forbidden Metropolis has 4 gates opening out to the 4 cardinal instructions; the Throne Room of the Royal Palace of King Mindon, an ideal sq. oriented to the cardinal instructions, was in the midst of Mandalay, which is considered the middle of Burma, and therefore of creation; above the throne room rose a gold-plated, seven-story, 256 ft tower or pyathat, which was thought to funnel the knowledge of the universe to the king in its middle.  The Nice Temple Tenochtitlan (now Mexico Metropolis) was on the middle of the island, the primary spot colonized, and the spot the place the eagle consuming the serpent on the cactus was seen, and the sacred precinct had gates within the 4 instructions. And lots of different examples of sacred facilities oriented to the cardinal instructions come to thoughts – not least the Backyard of Eden with its 4 streams.  The town of Beijing is called the ‘Pivot of the 4 Quarters,’ and the sacred middle of town, the Forbidden Metropolis, is extra exactly generally known as the ‘Purple Forbidden Metropolis’, purple being the symbolic colour of the North Star, and the designation ‘Purple Forbidden Metropolis’ thus signifying that the emperor’s residence is the middle of the world.  The place is the middle of the world?  Is it the omphalos within the adytumof Apollo’s temple at Delphi?  The ‘Navel of the World’ pillar within the catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem?  The temple of Madhyameshrava, ‘The Lord of the Middle,’ within the holy metropolis of Benares, India?  Easter Island within the South Pacific, whose historic identify, ‘To Pito o Te Henua,’ means ‘The Navel of the World’?  The stone marking Kilomètre Zéro on the Ile de la Cité, Paris, simply in entrance of Notre Dame?  The Kanro-dai pillar on the Tenrikyo Major Sanctuary in Tenri, Japan?  The monument at El Mitad del Mundo, 22 km north of Quito, Ecuador?  Lake Poso within the middle of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, the pivot of the earth and heavens, and the spot the place a rope as soon as joined the 2?”  -Chet Van Duzer, “The Mythic Geography of the Northern Polar Areas”

It’s after all unattainable for these pillars, temples and church buildings to all be “the facilities of the world,” which solely additional proves the purpose that none of them are genuine, and they’re every merely symbolic representations.  The one and solely true centerpoint of all creation, the navel of each the heavens and Earth, is undeniably the North Pole, however by giving us all these symbolic facsimiles and by turning Earth into a big tilting sphere spun across the Solar, the North Pole has successfully been nullified within the minds of the lots as being the true pure sacred middle of the universe.

Ritual, reverential circumambulation, like that of the Muslims round Kaaba, is a follow discovered in lots of cultures all through historical past.  Hindus in India plant sacred Tulasi shrubs of their courtyards with ample area round for reverential circumambulation, generally known as home pradakshina.  They repeat this perambulation 108 occasions whereas reciting the 108 names of Vishnu protecting their proper shoulder turned in the direction of the plant, mimicking the revolution of the celestial our bodies round Polaris.  Equally at Vishnu temples, devotees stroll circles across the outdoors both 7 or 108 occasions at all times protecting their proper shoulder in the direction of it.  Buddhists in Sri Lanka circumambulate their dagoba shrines the identical manner.  The sacred Adi Granth, the Sikh bible, is saved on the Golden Temple of Amritsar the place devotees carry out ritual reverential circumambulation across the sanctuary that homes the guide, 3, 5 or 7 occasions.  Christian bishops when consecrating a church make 3 circuits across the constructing sprinkling holy water and monks perambulate the altar incensing it whereas reciting a prayer which incorporates point out of this round worship: circumdato altare tuum, Domine.  A number of initiation rituals of the Freemasons embody circumambulation round central-placed shrines.  The stringing of lights round a Christmas tree topped with a star is one other instance of this custom mimicking the luminaries revolution round Polaris, and the rationale a god-like determine “Santa Claus” resides on the North Pole.  

“Then there’s the outdated Highlanders’ ceremony of going deisiil, ‘sunwise,’ spherical chapels, homes, individuals, and cattle; now achieved for luck, however preserving for us a lingering hint of the worship practised by their ancestors.  Additionally it is achieved spherical graves, and it was a typical customized to show oneself spherical to the best at first and finish of journeys for luck, in addition to at weddings, and on different events. The ‘flip spherical thrice and catch who chances are you’ll’ of youngsters’s video games will right here happen to anyone; and the catching could dangle on to the follow of securing a sufferer for human sacrifice pointed to within the Welsh stampede, after the quenching of the Halloween bonefires, to the cry of ‘The cutty black sow catch the hindmost!’; simply our personal ‘satan take the hindmost!’ To show the reverse manner, to the left, nonetheless well-known in Scotland by the expressive time period ‘wither shins,’ is evil and unfortunate. Witches dance that manner, and it’s just like the Bible the wrong way up.”  -John O’Neill, “Evening of the Gods vol ii” (700)

The Lapp or Sami individuals of Scandanavia inform a folktale a few man who disappeared within the winter-time.  His spouse tracked him within the snow discovering that he had walked repeatedly in circles round a bush, and that after a number of circuits across the bush, his human footsteps instantly became bear-tracks.  She then repeatedly circumambulated the bush herself and magically reworked right into a bear as effectively.  When she lastly discovered her husband in a close-by cave, he was sorrowful and lamented that now he was prophecized to be murdered by his personal son, however warned her that if she jumped into his empty pores and skin as quickly as he was flayed, she would and did magically get better her human kind.  This folktale preserves the custom of polar/stellar (Ursa Main) “Nice Bear” worship and the perambulation of a sacred tree within the far North.

“The ‘dance of the celebs’ was an historic traditional thought in Greece and Rome. Plato spoke of the turnings and dances of the celebs.  Manilius too used the phrases signorumque choros, that are to be understood because the dance of the indicators or constellations, and which is just like the Zoroastrians calling the Nice Bear the chief of the celebs within the North. The phrase ‘refrain’ appears initially to have meant a spherical dance. In keeping with Aratos, the 2 different stars subsequent to Polaris within the Little Bear’s tail have been referred to as ‘the dancers.'” -John O’Neill, “Evening of the Gods vol ii” (723)

The concept of “the dance of the celebs” has survived in trendy well-liked tradition with the long-running hit tv present “Dancing with the Stars,” however the idea was much more prevalent in historic occasions.  The standard European “Maypole Dance,” for instance, contains a central tree or pillar topped with a cross and two equal-sized circles on both aspect representing the Solar and Moon.  Dancers circle across the Maypole holding lengthy colourful streamers which wrap and weave across the central pillar inflicting the dancers to slender their circles.  The pillar is Polaris on the Pole, the dancers symbolize the mounted and wandering stars, whereas the spiraling streamers present the paths of the Solar and Moon over and across the Earth.  Throughout this summer time celebration, just like the ever-narrowing spiraling streamers, the Solar has really simply narrowed its spiral path from its biggest southern extent on the Tropic of Capricorn throughout December winter solstice and quick approaches its arrival on the northern Tropic of Most cancers throughout the upcoming summer time solstice.  Actually, initially, and nonetheless at present in lots of international locations, the “Might”pole dance just isn’t carried out in Might in any respect, however moderately on June twenty first, the very day the Solar reaches its northern-most peak.

The Sufi Muslim sect generally known as the Mevlevi Order, or the “whirling dervishes,” have additionally preserved a type of polar worship with their round dance which is claimed to symbolize “the harmonious motion of the universe.”  The dervishes put on a conical cap directed to the zenith, level their proper hand to heaven and their left to Earth, then spin circles in place inflicting their robes to aptitude out making one other conical circle round them, all whereas internally incessently intoning the identify of God (Allah).  The founding father of the Mevlevi himself wrote that “He who’s above all mixture, all distinction, is a Tree with out branches, or trunk, or roots to which the thoughts might be hooked up.”  This references an idea discovered everywhere in the historic world, concerning a macrocosmic and microcosmic World Tree – what the Norse referred to as “Yggdrasil,” the Germans referred to as “Irmensul,” the Hindu “Jambudvipa,” the Taoist paradisical Tung tree, the Buddhist Bodhi Tree of Knowledge, the large tree of the Finnish Kalevala, the Celtic Golden Apple Tree of Avalon, the Egyptian Tree of Life, and the tree on the middle of the biblical Backyard of Eden.

“Within the centre of the Backyard of Eden, in line with Genesis 3, there was a tree distinctive in place, in character, and in its relations to males.  Its fruit was ‘good for meals,’ it was ‘nice to the eyes,’ and ‘a tree to be desired.’  At first sight it could not maybe seem how a examine of this tree within the totally different mythologies of the traditional world might help us in finding primitive Paradise. Within the discussions of such websites as have often been proposed it couldn’t; but when the Backyard of Eden was exactly on the North Pole, it’s plain {that a} goodly tree standing within the centre of that Backyard would have had a visual and apparent cosmical significance which might by no chance belong to another. Its truthful stem taking pictures up as arrow-straight because the physique of one of many ‘large timber of California,’ far overtopping, it might be, even such gigantic growths as these, would to anyone beneath have appeared the residing pillar of the very heavens. Round it could have turned the ‘stars of God,’ as if in homage; by way of its topmost branches the human worshiper would have appeared as much as that unmoving centre-point the place stood the changeless throne of the Creator. How conceivable that that Creator ought to have reserved for sacred makes use of this one pure altar-height of the Earth, and that by particular command He ought to have guarded its one explicit adornment from desecration! If wherever within the temple of nature there was to be an altar, it might solely be right here. That it was right here finds a recent and sudden affirmation within the singular settlement of many historic religions and mythologies in associating their Paradise-Tree with the axis of the world, or in any other case, with equal unmistakableness, finding it on the Arctic Pole of the Earth.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (262-3)

The Norse Yggdrasil tree exists on the very middle of their world and cosmology, with its roots descending into hell, its midbranches overarching the Earth, and its prime reaching to heaven.  Likewise the medieval legend of Seth’s go to to the Backyard of Eden sees a central Tree of Life with its crown in heaven and roots in hell, distilling a life-saving “Oil of Mercy” obtained for his dying father.  The Hindu world tree additionally offered their gods with an immortality drink referred to as “Soma,” and existed on the North Pole with its roots reaching to the underworld of Yama god of loss of life, its prime extending to the heavenly realm of benevolent gods, and its physique the central sustaining axis of the universe.  The Mayan world tree equally was referred to as “yaax-chel-cab” which implies “the primary tree of the world,” and was a big central cosmic ceiba tree with its trunk planted on Earth reaching straight upwards by way of round holes made in seven heavenly celestial planes that souls of the useless ascend in line with benefit.  The Lenni Lenape Native Individuals even carry out spiritual rituals in massive tree homes utilizing residing trunks because the central submit to bodily embody this symbolism.  To today, many Mayan village facilities have a single sacred Ceiba tree rising because of these surviving historic beliefs.  They at all times plant them within reach of the city corridor, supply incense to them, elect their mayors beneath them, and have achieved so for numerous centuries.  

“The cosmic picture of the traditional Nahua tribes of Texcoco, Chalco, and Tlaxcala distinguished 9 underworlds and as many heavens, whereas the Aztec typically spoke of 13 heavens.  In keeping with the unique idea, these heavens have been the steps by which the solar ascended from east to west throughout the morning, and by which he descended within the afternoon as a way to impact a parallel journey at night time when passing by way of the dominion of the useless.  On this manner, the best heaven and the bottom underworld have been to not be discovered on the finish however within the middle of the 2 sequence of steps.  The 13 gods of the diurnal hours and the 9 gods of the nocturnal ones correspond to the steps or ranges of the heavens and of the underworld.  The solar god reigns over the central (seventh) hour of the day, and the god of loss of life guidelines over the central (fifth) hour of the night time.  As soon as once more, spatial and temporal ideas have been coordinated.” -Walter Krickeberg

Anthropologist William R. Holland wrote of the Maya, that they: “think about the heavens the house of benevolent deities, creators and makers of all human, animal, and vegetable life.  Conversely, the decrease world is the residence of evil gods who eternally combat to undo the work of the heavenly gods and attempt to win over new occupants for the world of the useless.  Life is a continuing battle between the forces of fine and evil.”  In 1982 anthropologist Peter Roe accomplished an exhaustive examine of 105 Amazonian tribes and located their cosmologies strikingly comparable.  He sumarized their worldviews as follows: “There’s a disk-shaped earth surrounded by ocean.  This disk is sandwiched between higher and decrease worlds which are sometimes subdivided into a number of ranges.  There’s additionally a world tree with its roots within the underworld and its crown within the heavens.”  

Yet one more instance of this practically ubiquitous idea is the Buddhist sacred Bodhi Tree of Knowledge underneath which the Buddha was enlightened.  These days related to an area tree in India, the unique legend of the Bodhi Tree of Knowledge positioned it on the middle of the Earth, the place it helped Gautama Buddha move over the celestial water to achieve Nirvana.  When Buddha was unable to cross from one financial institution to the opposite, the spirit of the Bodhi tree stretched its arms to assist him throughout, after which sitting beneath the tree he gained enlightenment.  In Buddhist artwork and sculpture the Bodhi tree is usually pictured with the “Chattra” umbrella image above it.  In keeping with students Dr. William Warren and Gerald Massey, this ornate parasol symbolizes the dome of the heavens and the north polar dwelling of the gods.  

“The Paradise-tree of the Chinese language Tauists can also be a World-tree. It’s discovered within the centre of the enchanting Backyard of the Gods on the summit of the polar Kwen-lun. Its identify is Tong, and its location is additional denned by the expression that it grows ‘onerous by the closed Gate of Heaven.’  As in lots of the historic religions, the mount on which, after the Flood, the ark rested was thought-about the identical as that from which at first the primary man got here forth, it’s not unusual to search out the tree on the highest of the mountain of Paradise remembered in a few of the legends of the Deluge. Within the Tauist legend it appears to take the place of the ark. Thus we’re instructed that ‘one extraordinary antediluvian saved his life by climbing up a mountain, and there after which, within the method of birds plaiting a nest, he handed his days on a tree, while all of the nation under him was one sheet of water. He afterwards lived to a really outdated age, and will testify to his late posterity that a complete race of human beings had been swept from the face of the earth.  It’s a minimum of suggestive to search out this similar thought of salvation from a common deluge by the use of a miraculous tree rising on the highest of the divine Mountain of the North among the many Navajo Indians of our personal nation. Talking of the lads of the world earlier than our personal, and of the warning they’d obtained of the approaching flood, their legends go on: Then they took soil from all of the 4 nook mountains of the world, and positioned it on prime of the mountain that stood within the North; and thither all of them went, together with the individuals of the mountains, the salt-woman, and such animals as then lived within the third world. When the soil was laid on the mountain, the latter started to develop increased and better, however the waters continued to rise, and the individuals climbed upwards to flee the flood.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (274-5)

The traditional Egyptians, Phoenicians, Persians, Greeks, Syrians and Assyrians all had their very own variations of a world tree as effectively.  The Greek Winged Oak of Pherecydes and the Holy Palm of Apollo within the Hyperborean Backyard of Hesperides have been two tales of this sacred tree.  The Egyptian Tree of Life was situated on the axis of Earth and was dwelling to Bennu, the sun-bird, who sat upon its branches.  The Northwind from his polar perch yielded a life-sustaining celestial rain upon the Earth and right down to Duat, the underworld.  The Persian Zoroastrian tree grew atop the summit of “Hara-berezaiti,” the world’s tallest mountain on the geographic center-point of the universe, round which the celebs revolved, and behind which the Solar hid at night time.  It was dwelling to “Ardvi-Sura,” the polar head-spring supply of all waters, falling from heavenly rivers to Earth earlier than descending to the underworld.

“In our interpretation the unique river is from the sky; the division takes place on the heights on the Pole, and the 4 ensuing rivers are the chief streams of the circumpolar continent as they descend in several instructions to the encircling sea. Does such a view discover any assist within the traditions of the traditional world?  That it does will probably be clear to anybody who has rigorously learn up to now. Allow us to take the rivers of the Persian cradle of the race. The place do they rise?  If the investigator of this query have made no earlier research in Comparative Sacred Hydrography, he will probably be stunned to search out that in Persian thought, not solely the Paradise rivers, but in addition all of the rivers of the entire earth, have however one headspring and however one place of discharge. This head-spring is the Ardvi-Sura, located in heaven, the heaven of the Pole.  ‘This heavenly fountain,’ says Haug, summarizing the contents of the Aban Yasht, ‘has a thousand springs and a thousand canals, every of them forty days journey lengthy. Thence a channel goes by way of all of the seven keshvares, or areas of the earth, conveying in every single place pure celestial waters.'” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (250-1)

These ideas of celestial rainfall and heavenly rivers are discovered concurrent with most World Tree myths.  Within the Mexican model, Tlaloc, the god of water, lives atop the world’s tallest mountain whence come all of the Earth’s rains and streams.  Within the Indian model, the heaven-spring Ganga falls upon Mount Meru, first watering the land of gods on the pole, then flowing outward in the direction of the cardinal factors from 4 principal rivers into the Arctic ocean.  The Hindu epic Mahabharata says the head-spring exists within the highest heaven of Vishnu, excessive above the best star Druva (Polaris).  Throughout their descent the waters first wash Druva, then the Seven Rishis (Huge Dipper), after which fall atop Mount Meru, the place the heavenly Ganga river “divides into 4 mighty rivers, flowing in reverse instructions,” and feeds the world’s oceans.

“And all this lays naked for us the origin of the Iranian and Hindu holiness of water; ‘river-water is in every single place all through India held to be intuition with divinity,’ says Sir Monier Williams.  Amongst primaeval peoples, who noticed the connection between the rains and the springs and watercourses which have been manifestly swelled by them, all waters grew to become of supernal origin, the present of the heavens-god.  And thus the heavens-river, clearly discerned by the attention of religion within the heavens because the Milky Approach grew to become the era and sanctifier of all earthly rivers. In keeping with Josephus, the Ganges, Tigris, Euphrates and Nile have been however members of the one nice ocean-River of the Greeks, which ran about the entire earth; which Aristotle described as having its origin within the higher heavens, descending in rain upon the earth, feeding, as Hesiod, Homer, and Euripides stated, all fountains and rivers, and each sea; then branching out into the Rivers of the underworld, to be returned fire-purged and sublimated to the higher heavens, there to recommence its spherical.”  -John O’Neill, “Evening of the Gods vol ii” (866)

The traditional Greek poets additionally usually alluded to this idea with “Okeanos,” the good Earth encircling river.  Homer wrote that Okeanos was the place “all rivers and each sea and all fountains circulation.”  Hesiod in his Theogony equally wrote that “all rivers, as sons, and all fountains and brooks, as daughters, are traced again to Okeanos.”  The Greek poets personified Okeanos as a god, “the good sea-god who girdles all the world,” or as Aeschylus wrote, “He who together with his sleepless present encircles the entire earth.” Plato additionally wrote of Okeanos instantly connecting it with the 4 polar rivers in his Phaedo, stating, “among the many many are 4 streams, the best and outermost of which is that referred to as Okeanos, which flows spherical in a circle.”  And if any doubt stays, Orphic Hymn 83 explicitly mentions the fountain on the Pole: “Okeanos whose nature ever flows, from whom at first each gods and males arose; sire incorruptible, whose waves encompass, and earth’s all-terminating circle sure: therefore each river, therefore the spreading sea, and earth’s pure effervescent fountains spring from thee. Hear, mighty sire, for boundless bliss is thine, biggest cathartic of the powers divine: earth’s pleasant restrict, fountain of the pole, whose waves broad spreading and circumfluent roll. Strategy benevolent, with placid thoughts, and be endlessly to thy mystics form.”

The Chinese language story of Mount Kunlun and the Tong tree additionally options “T’ien Ho,” the various channeled river, or river of eight, which falls and separates on the pole.  The top-spring of those celestial waters and supply of this mythology is none aside from that space of the heavens identified to the ancients because the Darkish Rift, and higher identified to us because the Milky Approach.  Within the Chinese language model, celestial rainfall from the Milky Approach descends on the North Pole separating into many channels together with their sacred Yellow River, which they see as a continuation of the T’ien Ho heavenly stream.  Then from there the various channels circulation into the oceans transporting pure heavenly waters throughout all the world.  

“Nonetheless named, all waters are merely parts of the identical heaven-descending stream. The opposite innumerable waters and rivers, springs and channels, are one in origin with these, so in varied districts and varied locations they name them by varied names.  Even plant-sap, and blood, and milk, are components of the one cosmic present. All these, by way of development, or the physique which is fashioned, mingle once more with the rivers, for the physique which is fashioned and the expansion are each one.  Every thing of a liquid nature, due to this fact, in the entire world is conceived of as continuing from one supply excessive within the north-polar sky.  Into such a marvelously full cosmical circulatory water system did the Iranic creativeness develop the primitive head-stream of Eden. However by no means, even in probably the most extravagant mythological adornments of the thought, was it for a second forgotten that the unique undivided stream originates within the north polar sky; and that its division into earthly streams and rivers is on the holy mount which stands within the centre.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (254)

This idea of “holy water” exists in practically the entire world’s religions from Christianity, Islam and Sikhism, to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.  The Christian cross itself is identical form because the 4 rivers on the North Pole and earlier than coming into church the parishoner dips their fingers in holy water and touches 4 factors on their our bodies.  To bless the water, the priest first makes the signal of the cross over the basin, touches the floor with the palm of his hand, and says “I bless thee, creature of water, by the God that made thee subject from the earthly Paradise in 4 rivers.”  Christian baptism additionally takes place “ex aqua et spiritu sancto,” or “of water and of the holy spirit” the place the holy spirit is transported into the “born once more” Christian by way of the medium of water.  In Buddhism monks equally bless vessels of holy water then use particular picket followers to sprinkle the water over temple-goers.  In Islam, followers drink or wash in water from their sacred “Zamzam” Effectively in Mecca.  

How might these detailed parallel mythologies and ideas all rise and flourish independently of each other 1000’s of years in the past?  What might be the origin and impetus of those concepts of world timber, celestial rivers, and polar mountains if not their literal existence?  The following part will discover the metaphorical meanings of those historic allegories, how trendy man could make sense of them, and why this necessary data is so suppressed.

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