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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Ancient Warheads



The world is witnessing a Pandora’s box that has opened to reveal newly developed nuclear weaponry in the East, that now threatens the whole world. Is there a way to put this terrible Genie back in the box with sanctions and saber rattling?
Ancient Hebrew and Indian folklore and wisdom texts tell us that this is a naive hope, as it never prevented ancient global thermonuclear wars from devastating our planet in the past. But understanding why, could give us a new edge for today and the stakes are considerable.
Ancient texts mention not only flying spaceships but also weaponry which greatly resembles weapons of mass destruction as we know them:
From the Mahabharata – the book of Mausalaparwan
A single missile loaded with the entire energy of the universe was thrown in. A scorching pillar of smoke and flames, brighter than ten suns, rose in all its magnificence... It was an unknown weapon, an iron thunder, a colossal bringer of death, which turned to dust all of the Vrishni and Andhaka races... Their bodies were burnt beyond recognition, hair and nails would peel off, clay pots would crack for no apparent reason, and the feathers of birds turned white. Within an hour all foodstuffs turned inedible...
...fleeing from the fires, soldiers flung themselves into streams to wash themselves and their equipment ... [the weapon]... pushed back the lines [of warriors] along with their mounts, elephants, ground vehicles and their weapons, as if they were no more than dry leaves. Pushed away... they looked beautiful, like birds in flight ... flying up from trees...
Those who never had a chance to read the Old Indian epic Mahabharata will no doubt shake their heads in disbelief and suspect that the quoted description refers to weaponry at the disposal of modern armies.
Indeed, it is an account of the brutal shockwave accompanying a nuclear explosion whose strength was so overwhelming that it needed the comparison to not one but ten suns. All those who survived the blast itself suffered hair and nail loss, birds’ feathers were turned to ash. Just as was observed during early American tests with nuclear weapons, here too everything, food included, was poisoned.
Furthermore, as is also practiced and taught in the modern army, in order to at least partially cleanse oneself of radiation, body and equipment needed to be rinsed with running water.
In another passage of the Mahabharata it is stated that the weapon is capable of “punishing the soil with twelve years of infertility and killing unborn babies in their mothers’ wombs”. Today, we know that the radiation sickness can cause, both in humans and animals, fetal deformations and fatal radiogenic mutations. For example, we are seeing modern evidence of radiogenic mutations in Iraq, resulting from the use of depleted uranium ammunition.
Further on in the text, we find a passage suggesting that even asteroids were at a point used as weaponry in the wars, being guided down onto the enemy’s territories.
From the Mahabharata – the book of Mausalaparwan
Arjuna, having received the most powerful weapon imaginable, set out on Indra’s orders to challenge demons that gathered 30 million soldiers in their undersea strongholds! The Lord of the Heavens allowed Arjuna the use of his flying vehicle, which could also travel underwater, as well as his best pilot, Matala.
A fierce battle commenced which soon escalated to a global cataclysm. The Asura wanted to drown the world in a massive flood, but Arjuna’s attacks managed to evaporate the waters and annihilate the demonic forces. Triumphant, he walked into the defeated enemy’s stronghold.
The civilizations of Mu and Atlantis were eventually wiped out in that exact way, with the rest of the globe suffering massive and cataclysmic consequences in the form of violent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Nowadays, undersea cities are only ever mentioned in S-F stories or in casual futuristic articles in popular science magazines. Our ancestors were evidently granted the technologies of the gods themselves, for it is how they referred to the beings from outer space that originally brought all that knowledge to Earth.
Further on, the epic continues to recount Arjuna’s attack on a city orbiting the Earth in outer space. The space station was pushed so far off its orbit that it was very nearly pulled down towards the planet, but Arjuna continued his assault until he finally ripped the installation to shreds.
    Would it mean that these pre-ancient wars involved orbital stations?
    What actually orbited the Earth in those days?
Here, each of the gods “had his own city, which constantly revolved”.
How could the authors of ancient Mahabharata have known that in order to generate artificial gravitational pull, all space stations and even bigger structures orbiting the planet would have to be set in circumvolution?
Both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana describe cities “on the firmament”, going as far as specifying their dimensions, which when converted to the metric system would amount to 16 per 8 per 1200 km. The Mahabharata states that “the cosmic city of the god Indra has always existed in the universe. It was build of metal and housed homes, buildings and vegetation. The city gates were wide enough for smaller craft to fly inside.”
The stations were also capable of abandoning the Earth orbit completely and flying off into space. The gates were guarded by “sentries armed with various weapons”, and the cities themselves were able to “turn invisible”. From the surface of the planet at night they “seemed like giant stars in the sky”.
The book of Wanaparwan  mentions other cosmic cities called Waihajori, Gagankora, and Kekara which also constantly revolved in space.
They were enormous, artificial satellites which stored food and water, as well as weapons and ammunition.
One of the cities had allegedly been built by Brahma and was known as Hiranjapma, which translates as a city of gold. All the cities provided comfortable and practical living environments for great numbers of gods and humans alike.