Here, I would like to open up a discussion on the Rig Vedas, ancient Hindu Scripture. This scripture is thousands of years old, one of the most
ancient Holy Texts. It came before the Upanishads, and the eventual rise and spread of buddhism and the tao. This was semi-contemporary with the
writing of torah, ancient Hebrew Scripture. I am knowledgable about the historical hebrew language, fundamental concepts, letters, kabbalistic
meanings. I am also very familiar with Eastern philosophy/spirituality.
I have typically been drawn to Buddhism, particularly Zen, and Taoism. This is because the ideas themselves were so intuitive. More recently, I have
felt a pull towards something more resembling shamanism, tantra. I have, then, felt a pull, just today, to read the rig veda. As I do, it all makes
perfect sense, as a shamanistic practice of tantric ordering of the Divine onto Material Reality. The terms they do not understand, or do not want to
properly translate, they leave as 'sounds,' which people proceed to interpret as gods and all sorts of things. I will link the document, and provide
a brief overview of what I have thus far read, which is brief.
An idea is that there exists a sort of innate, archaic, language. This language consists of small permutations of meaning/form/sound. Language
consists of permutations of these elements. Thus my knowledge of Hebrew, and Kaballah, give me insight into sanskrit, and the untranslated words.
To briefly summarize the first two verses, or hymns: It is basically saying, the 'priest' or shaman plays the role of God, literally. The people
are absolutely, 100% devoted to God. And the role of the Shaman/Priest was to bring that Divinity into this reality more and more. Thus the
shaman/priest was god, and also creating god. Plants were used, as psycho-active/psychedelic compounds, to get in touch with the Gods, and create or
bring god in more and more.