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The Symbolic Meaning of Prajapati in the Rig Vedas

In the earliest texts of the Rig Veda, Prajapati was of the most important Gods. As the Brahmans of India began to understand the true nature of consciousness, the symbolic precept of Prajapati became merged into the Trimurti.

Statue of Prajapati/Brahma at the Mariammam Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

In Rig Veda 10 verse 121, Prajapati is described as the primordial force of the Universe that emerges from the “golden germ.” This description bears a direct likeness to the later story of Brahma who emerges from a golden egg. Continue reading The Symbolic Meaning of Prajapati in the Rig Vedas

Decoding The Ancient Ruins of Lopburi, Thailand

Interpreting ancient symbolism at Phra Prang Sam Yod

Travellers meandering through Thailand might want to check out Lopburi. Or maybe not. There’s not much there other than ancient Khmer ruins riddled with monkeys.

Located around 150 kilometres north-east of Bangkok, Lopburi is only a couple of hours along the track and a pleasant train journey through the Thai countryside.

Monkey in LopBuri

Most visitors (probably) come here to see the Monkeys. And why not. The furry little darlings jump on cars, steal sunhats, shades and bags, and generally harass people.

A sign reads: Don’t open the window. Beware the Monkey come in. Continue reading Decoding The Ancient Ruins of Lopburi, Thailand

The Old and New Cities of Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukothai Historical Park Situated in central Thailand, the historical city of Sukhothai was an integral part of the Kingdom of Siam during its golden epoch. Built largely between the 12th and 15th Century, all that remains of the empire are a series of ruins in the old historical park.

A new city was built in the late 19th Century, and is still in the process of development. But judging by the temples and statues, the modern city does not leave a lasting impression the ancient site does. Take a look at the evidence and let me know your thoughts.

Despite orthodox historians leading us to believe our ancient ancestors were primitive beings that lived in the so-called “dark-ages”, the ancient architects of Asia were experts in engineering, sculpture and art.

Capable of building impressive spiritual centres with an extensive infrastructure of water reservoirs, canals and roads, the old city features numerous stone statues of Buddha, 21 temples and over 200 pagodas. Continue reading The Old and New Cities of Sukhothai, Thailand

When Temples Talk: Symbolism in Wat Phra Mahathat, Thailand

Hindu Temples in Lopburi Speak in Numbers

When you study symbols and numbers in architecture, you find the same patterns repeating themselves everywhere. When you don’t study symbols and numbers, you don’t see anything.

I have lost count of the number of “educated” people that have told me the repetition is “just a coincidence.”

In architecture, I always find the numbers three, seven, 12 and 16. Eight and nine are often prevalent in symbols and altars, especially in Buddhism and Hinduism, and 19 pops up every now and again as well. The repetition of these specific numbers is not by coincidence, but sacred wisdom of our ancient ancestors.

And the knowledge is still prevalent among modern rulers today. You will find it in banks, memorials, palaces, stately homes, mansions, government buildings, company logos, advertising, films, pop videos, street lamps, parks, you name it. If it is designed by those in the know, it will feature sacred numbers.

Go to your local church, and I guarantee you will find sacred numbers in esoteric symbols. And it does not matter which religion you follow, or whereabouts you are in the world, the same numbers repeat themselves in every country and every religion. Continue reading When Temples Talk: Symbolism in Wat Phra Mahathat, Thailand