My interest is in the specific Serpent Seraph, Winged Serpent, Dragon, Nachash or Behemah ‘Mount of God’ associated with the Supreme Afro-Heleno-Semitic Deity HERU / HELI / ELI/ HARI. This Serpent is the alter-Form of HERU’s Second Person. He is the Creator and Maintainer of all worlds and beings. He is the Lord of all time, WHO ALONE REMAINS (SESHA) AFTER THE ANNIHILATION OF ANY MATERIAL UNIVERSE! He is the Cosmic support of all of the Planets. In the sacred art of Egypt, Greece, India and the East etc. He held up the worlds on His infinite unending (Ananta) Heads. As the Serpent of infinity He was Seraphic Lord who always accompanied the Lord’s Form as TIME. He is the Vahana Vehical and Asana resting place of HERU/ELI/HELI.
Not every ‘trinity’ is the One that I am interested in. Not every group of snake worshipers is related to the Cultus of Ananta Sesha Naga the Serpent of Infinity, the World-Bearer, the Mount of God, the Ayur Vedic Revelator and Healer and the Seraphic Nachash Naga Form of the Afro-Heleno-Semitic Lord Bal-Yahu (Baladeva as Vasu-Deva).
Let us therefore discipline ourselves so that we can focus on discovering what and WHO is most important for us to discover and come to understand in the human adventure.
Originally Afro-Egyptian HERU-AUSU, Greek HELI-OS and West Semitic ELI-YAHU (Vaishnava HARI-VASU, BUDDHIST HRIH) was Kouros and Kouros (Krishna) was NEVER a mundane ‘sun god’! I am not discussing mundane ‘solar monotheism’! I am NOT discussing the Homeric-like ‘gods’ of mythology. The Greek HELIOS worshiper Plato thought that HOMER’s blasphemous myths should be OUTLAWED! But Homer and Greco-Roman Mythology is the source of our modern view of Greco-Roman Religion! WE have been mal-educated about the so-called mundane polytheism of many ancient peoples. We have been taught about their mythology, but NOT about their worship of the One True Godhead and their THEOLOGY!
Mythology and THEOLOGY are not the same! Mythology is not physics or metaphysics! Mythology is not HISTORY, but it may contain historical references and elements of Theology and Metaphysics. Philosophy and Logic, Aesthetics and the Arts and Sciences are not mythology, but mythology may transmit or be transmitted by these arts and sciences.
REVELATION is NOT the same as Mythology! Properly understood, a Greek ‘MYTH’ was an imaginative narrative made-up to explain SOMETHING UNKNOWN. Any natural phnomenon or old relic or ruin could have any number of myths associated with it. A real person could also be mythologized, and there were (and are today) completely fictional or myhological persons.
Is the GODHEAD of the Great Bhakti Traditions a fictional or mythological Person(s)? NO! Is this God a mythologized human? NO!
From the earliest times in Heliopolitan Civilization HE is associated with REVELATION, with Metaphysics, Theology, Philosophy and Logic, with simultaneous Transcendence, Emanation, Incarnation and Immanence! His Cultus gave us language and the language of intellect and the rational sciences like mathematics, geometry, biology and medicine. He can be known by the influence that HE had on the tending-towards sattvic, ascetic peoples who worshiped Him.
So, my focus is on tracing the worship of THIS prehistoric Nilo-Saharan Supreme Father God HERU, from the Nile Delta, the Isle of Rhodes and elsewhere in the Mediterranean of pre-history, to the first Heliopolitan High Civilization of Egypt, and from there to the other Great Bhakti Traditions of global history.
This means that I am pulling the Golden Thread of this Rhoda-Kouros and YahuBal centered Heliopolitan Monotheism to see where it goes through the tapestry of history. My concern is the real world worship of THIS Deity, Who is the most ancient Helios of the first and longest enduring High Civilization of Egypt, Greece and the Levant. By the Classical Age, He was still the GOD of the great Greek Ascetic Monotheists, like Socrates and Plato.
Filtering the Noise of Extraneous, Irrelevant and Erroneous Information
To filter-out the extraneous and irrelevant information ‘noise’ that will absolutely JAMB and stop the needed discourse on these ‘West-East’ Bhakti Yoga Tradition connections, we need to discipline our inquiry by focusing ONLY on authentic ancient sources and those scholarly and insightful commentaries that can actually shed light on our subjects of inquiry.
This means that these Saint Francis of Assisi Ecumenical Retreat and Bhakti Ananda Goswami facebook pages, which are dedicated to this Gospel Truth-Seeking and Communicating Mission, must not be used to post or promote the ‘channeled’ writings etc. of modern self-proclaimed ‘prophets’, or the confused imaginings and speculations of Neo-Gnostics and other New Age ‘revelators’. There are uncountable websites purveying this kind of stuff, which is NOT IN ANY WAY WHAT THESE PAGES or my Mission is about. I have looked for GOD and ESS in history, theology, physics and metaphysics and the physical evidence of the real world, and in the testimonies of the real people who have known THIS GOD.
I am FOCUSED on studying and understanding the worship of this God-Who-Is-Love in real exoteric incarnate world history. I am attempting to communicate actual real-world verifiable information regarding the worship of THIS GODHEAD and His SHAKTIS accross regions, times and cultures.
If people come here and insist on posting and promoting things like modern ‘channeled’ revelations or gnostic speculations, these things will divert the discourse here away from the GODHEAD and Our Lady of authentic Bhakti Tradition Guru, Shastra and Sadhu, into all kinds of dead-ends and endless detours away from the ONE TRUE GODHEAD, WHO IS our GOAL in every way.
So, if you want to discuss these subjects with me, please choose your references carefully, and use the carefully chosen words and terms that I use in your searches. These will focus your research on what is authentic and relevant to our discussion. This discipline will lead you into the TRUTH! I ask you all to test my propositions, by looking at or reading the evidence for yourselves! All I ask is for you to please not waste our attention and time with in-authenitc and irrelevant postings.
Also, as I am always struggling with serious and physically limiting health problems, I ask that you first try to find and read the already detailed writings of mine on these various subjects that are on, or linked to this web page. I cannot keep writing the same things hundreds of more times to each new inquirer. Secondly, please restrict yourselves to the most generally important single question that you have, and ask it as simply as you can. This way I can write answers to the most important questions that I have not already answered elsewhere.
Dear Brother Vrin, and others, have offered to help me to create some kind of index to my collected writings, audio and video tapes etc. here on facebook, so that everyone can find the answers that they want. In the meantime I apologize for the chaos of this site. I am trying to get this GOSPEL out to everyone in whatever way that I can, with whatever meager energy and resources i hav to work with.
May The Lord and Our Lady bless our efforts!
Divine Peace and Love to You All!
Your aspiring servant, Bhakti Ananda Goswami