Special thank you to Andrew Tuzson and the team at Lost Origins for having me over to the show for an enjoyable conversation about Star Myths, ancient history, and various and sundry related and (in my opinion) extremely important subjects.
Also, welcome to new visitors (and returning friends) who heard the interview and came over to look around. You'll find that this blog is fully searchable, as is my entire website at Star Myth World (dot com), where at the very bottom of every page you'll find links to a "Resources" page as well as to pages which enable you to search for content within the site.
If you haven't heard the interview yet, or if you want to download it for your next commute or bus-ride to work (or evening of doing dishes, or morning of sweeping the porch), you can find it in the podcast section of the Lost Origins site, as well as on iTunes, and you can also download it here at the site which contains the files from the interview. It is also embedded below.
During the interview, we discussed the role of the Lord Krishna as the divine charioteer in the Mahabharata, and the evidence that the descriptions of Krishna and Arjuna and the great Battle of Kurukshetra in the ancient Sanskrit texts (in common with virtually all the other myths, scriptures, and sacred stories of humanity around the globe and across millennia) are all based upon celestial metaphors pointing to the constellations, planets, sun, moon and heavenly cycles -- which themselves are actually used as a metaphor to convey to us powerful truths about the nature of the universe and of human existence, and the existence of an "infinite realm" or "realm of the gods" which is pictured for us in the myths using the realm of the stars (the starry realm itself being infinite as well, of course).
You can read more about the celestial interpretation of the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, the interaction of Sri Krishna and Arjuna, and many other Star Myths in the "myths section" of my website, here. Clicking on any of the images in that section will take you to a discussion of the Star Myth pictured -- the very first one in the gallery is an image of Lord Krishna with his flute.
Here are a few additional links for those interested in reading more about some of the subjects which arise from the celestial interpretation of the relationship between Arjuna and Krishna, as well as other topics which came up during the course of the interview:
- "Gobekli Tepe, Rapa Nui, and the mythological evidence for reexamining the narrative of ancient history"
I hope you will enjoy our conversation -- I certainly enjoyed meeting Andrew, and commend him for starting a new podcast dedicated to exploring the evidence that the conventional timeline of human history (and especially of very ancient human history) appears to be gravely flawed.
The control of the "narrative of history," or the stories we tell ourselves about where we came from and which form the framework for the way we interpret the world around us and the events that we see unfolding in the present moment is extraordinarily important, as George Orwell warned us many decades ago (see discussion here).
Thus, it is not just an idle pastime or quirky hobby to want to delve into the evidence surrounding the "Lost Origins" of humanity -- our unknown ancient past is something of incredibly immediate importance to every single man and woman on the planet today. It is something we should all be exploring with a curious mind, and with openness to consider various competing hypotheses which purport to explain the evidence we see around us on our planet -- and in the ancient myths of humanity.
I'm glad Andrew and his show are entering into this investigation, and hope everyone will go check it out.