the Hermetic Hungarian, a guest blogger
How does one introduce this friend of the pentacle?
A reclusive genius with interests in architecture, artificial intelligence and machine languages, and the study of esoteric eastern religions, a venerated scholar imprisoned by his poor health and a weakened constitution. Paranoid, and given to spells of extreme melancholy, his hobby of late has been the repair and restoration of old watches and other timepieces. Recently, he was forced to abandon his designs for a degenerate clockwork which would have demonstrated the birth and death of the universe– mechanically- because some things should just not be.
He’s calling himself Swami Shiva Krishnananda Dasa here, but its either one of many aliases, or He’s just teasing us. No hint can be transmitted regarding his hidden agendas- but I can say that his family has roots in subversive 19th century european politics, and branches into the hasidic sects of the Jews. He lives in Manhattan, on a street where Poe once dreamt of loves lost. At the Newtown Pentacle… we just call him the Hungarian Hermit.
By Swami Shiva Krishnananda Dasa
the Hungarian Hermit even sent along a live link to a google map here.
The Divine cycle will then begin anew by Brahma the Creator, with the auspicious Krita Yuga, known by the Greeks as the Golden Age. Each Yuga lasts countless kalpas, a measurement of time equivalent to hundreds of millions of years. Brahma Creates the Universe, Vishnu Sustains it, and at the end of the cycle Shiva Destroys the Universe setting the ground for the next cycle of Creation.
Shiva, the Lord of Ghosts, the Ash-Covered Matted-Haired God who’s Dwelling is in the Charnel Grounds of the World, is the only Deity strong enough to drink the Kalkata, the World Poison, thus saving the World from premature Destruction.
In every Age the World Poison is a threat the very existence. In a precursor to the Final Destruction, Shiva appears as Shiva-Mahakala when the warring Gods and Demigods have churned the Oceans, including Shiva’s favorite, the Ocean of Milk. The moon, lodged in Shiva’s Matted Hair, shines on the Churning Oceans and calls forth the Kalkata, the World Poison.
In our Age the World Poison is that which was Created by the Divine and Profaned by Man. Man’s Dominion is on the Earth and on the Ocean. When Poisons are extracted from beneath Land and Sea by wayward Man they become Poison no matter how good the intentions. Such is Man’s destiny.
Shiva was called to Newtown Creek because of the centuries of man’s Defilement by Oil, boiled animals, Mercury, and other poisons until the entire area threatened the lives of millions of people.
Shiva Emanated Himself to drink this World Poison, to put off the Destruction until the time specified by the Vedas. It is not for Man to do the work of the Gods.
As a lesson to Man, Shiva did not drink all of the World Poison. He left some beneath the surface of Newtown Creek as a warning to Man. Further, standing on Furman’s Island, the location of the worst of the Defilements, Shiva scattered Rudraksha Seeds, beloved of Him, which were eventually to draw Brahmins from India to construct Mandirs, Temples, on the auspicious locations of the Holy Seeds. A map of the Mandir locations is provided with their relationship to Furman’s Island.