THE DISC OF LIFE – Part One
Lana Corrine Cantrell: The Greatest Story Never Told
In 1988 a brilliant mysterious, somewhat eccentric woman wrote a large book that combined multiple ancient culture histories turned-into-myth as one story – the story of our ancient off-world ancestors.
I first read Lana Corrine Cantrell’s ‘The Greatest Story Never Told’ in 1989, but in those days I had not read the great Sanskrit epic, The Mahabharata. Nevertheless I had studied Z. Sitchin’s work and I was deeply impressed with the kernel import of Cantrell’s eclectic research. As anyone who reads her amazing research will agree, Lana’s findings are often perplexing, confused, unscholarly, and down right bewildering. One wonders how she managed to put both honey and monkey wrenches in her soup! Over the years, I would put her aside; but I’ve often wondered how many researchers have been silently influenced by her, as I was.
You can say what you like about this book, but whatever is said, whatever criticisms are thrown at her dazzling, ingenious, maverick assumptions, Lana Corrine Cantrell cannot be dismissed or forgotten. Somehow in spite of all her strange, oblique, 'What…?' correlations she has left an imprint on the collective psyche. Obviously many felt that the lady Cantrell was truly on to something.
This is an article I have thought of writing many times, and many times have neglected. When I read the Mahabharata or the wild amazing tales in the Puranas, I have often recalled Lana’s off-world vision. My own visions of the colonization of planet Earth continue to influence my reading of the Sanskrit texts. Now that I am beginning to get a feel of the complex reasons behind the confused translations of the Rig Veda, I again think of this lady. So I will share my reflections with you in honour of her and because we do want the truth, and perhaps this will inspire some of you.
One of Cantrell’s main themes is the idea of a Disc of Life, a disc in the sky that is not our Sun, but rather some sort of ship that has the technological capability to control radiation emissions and thus climate on earth. Her chapter entitled ‘Disc of Life’ uses quotations from the Mahabharata, the Rig Veda, Egyptian and Babylonian mythology as evidence. The Disc is used to control the Sun’s radiation and the radiation that comes from space. Interesting that Space Weather has become so important in our own time as we are warned by NASA and the media how a solar storm could devastate our electronic digital civilization. Millions are being spent to send up 1000s of exploratory satellites in space, while discs are positioned around the planet at great cost to detect gamma rays and other particles shot at our world, emissions through which we are always sailing under the fluctuating protection of Earth’s magnetic field.
Lana Corrine Cantrell [L.C.C.] says that the Disc was used to counteract the dangerous radiations of the Sun and thereby lower unstable carbon, which she purports, had caused harmful effects even in the bodies of the colonizers. She says that initially the Disc was life, but eventually would be perverted into an instrument of death.
L.C.C. quotes from the J.A.B. van Buitenen translation of the Mahabharata, his Vol. 2, The Halls of the World Guardians 2(20)11, which is known as the Sabha Parva in the Indian M.N. Dutt translation. I have used both translations because the M.N. Dutt gives the Devanagari, the Sanskrit script, so that I can delve into the multiple meanings. Each Sanskrit word often has many meanings, which have evolved and changed over the centuries.
The Sun in Sanskrit is usually described by the word SURYA. But in the Mahabharata we find confusing statements which can only be understood if the word ‘sun’ isn’t exclusively the centre of the solar system Sun, but rather a sky disc of light that serves various purposes. For example, in the Sabha Parva [Book of the Assembly-Halls], the great sage Narada describes his experience of being taken to the Sabha [Hall] of Brahma by Surya. The translation by M.N. Dutt is: “…the illustrious and powerful and sinless Surya who knows no fatigue came and took me to the Sabha of Brahma.”
The J.A.B. van Buitenen translation is similar: “Thereupon the blessed and mighty lord Sun took me and went to that faultless hall of Brahma, which knows no fatigue. It is not possible to describe it as it really is, king of people, for from instant to instant it has another indescribable appearance.” J.A.B. van Buitenen assumes the traditional meaning of Surya as being our Sun.
However, one wonders how the Sun the centre of our solar system would transport Narada to Brahma’s Hall? Does the sun help Narada teleport himself in some kind of siddhic consciousness, Surya 'beam me up' - or does Narada require a vehicle to carry him? Location is a metaphysical consequence of consciousness. From the quoted description I would conclude that Brahma's Hall or Sabha is in another dimension, and it’s very appearance is relative to the consciousness of the observer. The appearance of solidity is always relative to consciousness, and the 'apparent' solidity of matter is said to increase in density as we descend through the cycles of time.
L.C.C. quotes from the J.A.B. van Buitenen translation, which continues: “No pillars support it. It is eternal and knows of no decay. It is self-luminous beyond the moon and the sun and the flame-crested fire; the roof beam of heaven it blazes as though to light up the sun.” I interpret this to mean that the 'self-luminous' light in this dimension is quite different than what we know as ‘natural’ reflected light. Narada uses the solar Sun as a description of the hall, the Sabha, but the sun has just delivered him to the place.
J.A.B. van Buitenen translates Brahma's Assembly Hall as one of the halls of the World Guardians, and the verse goes on to say that in this place “sits the blessed lord, the grandfather of the world who alone constantly creates the worlds with his divine wizardry.”
This expression “divine wizardry” is often used by J.A.B. van Buitenen to mean the Sanskrit word MAYA. The actual Devanagari Sanskrit according to M.N. Dutt is devamaya, thus combining the word for god, deva, with maya. Maya is often misunderstood in the west. Maya is not mere illusion. Maya is creative power, force, from the verb-root mA meaning ‘to measure, to limit, give form, or that which measures.’ Even the Sanskrit word deva provides confusion and challenge, for the origin of deva is ‘shining’ from the verb-root div meaning to shine, one who shines, gods, celestial being, light-giver, abode, sphere — thus inner non-reflected light, Light Beings.
To illustrate the difficulties encountered when translating Sanskrit words into English and how the meanings have changed over time, I will use this word SABHA as an example. According to the Monier-Williams Sanskrit to English Dictionary, the word was used in the Rig Veda (the older ‘Vedic Sanskrit’) to mean: an assembly, congregation, meeting, council, public audience. The date of the Rig Veda is unknown and unknowable. By the time the Mahabharata was written, somewhere widely between 900 BCE and 400 AD, the meaning of SABHA had changed into: a place for public meetings, large assembly-room of hall, palace, court of a king or of justice, council-chamber, gambling house, etc. Thus J.A.B. van Buitenen translates the descriptions of the celestial god’s (devas meaning beings of light) abodes in the Sabha-Parva as ‘Halls of the Worlds Guardians’, while M.N. Dutt uses ‘Assembly-Hall’. However it appears that in the earlier era of the Rig Veda this word did not imply a physical structure, but was perhaps describing aggregates of beings who are magnetically aligned by states of consciousness – and the reason for 'the constant shifting into another indescribable appearance, from instant to instant' is because there is no solidity, at least not as we experience it in our limited five-sense perception.
One might conclude therefore that whoever wrote these texts saw beings that were from other dimensional realms, beings who were not solid, whose bodies were shining from within, and who were termed the ‘shining’ a word that eventually became ‘gods’. Remember that we have fallen from the cycle of time these texts originated in and that our perceptions have mutated and fallen along with our consciousness, so much so that as Hanuman told Bhima in the Mahabharata, we could not even see the forms of these beings who are still existing within earlier cycles. Recall that one year of Anunnaki time is 3,600 years earth time.
Also intriguing that the verb-root div can also mean abode or sphere. A disc can be a sphere, which leads back to L.C.C.’s Disc of Life. After quoting the above passage from the Mahabharata, “…the grandfather of the world who alone constantly creates the worlds with his divine wizardry”, L.C.C. says that the Disc was in the southern sky at midday, but it brought to the people lungs that breathed easier and hearts that became stronger. We know that radiation destroys cells and causes cancer. L.C.C. is a microbiologist whose second and only other book (to my knowledge) was her research into a cure for leukaemia.
Next she quotes a mystifying passage from a book, (her references to resources are often less than illuminating), entitled ‘The Gods of the Egyptians’ Vol 2, describing an Egyptian god who in her view is controlling the disc used to modify atmospheric conditions for the good of life on earth. This god ‘the divine god of the kas’ has control of water, wind, he produces light, the divine food, the heaven and star gods obey him, he makes the great gates open, ‘the stars which never diminish are under the seat of his face, his seats are the stars which never rest…the boundaries of earth draw back.’
Ordinarily you might read this and say: Oh, that’s just the people of that time worshipping their gods as they did — meaning as we have been conditioned to think by archaeologists and religious leaders who have become limited in their thinking by accepted dogma that is being actively exposed these days. Suppose instead we read this passage, and many more to come, as if we are in fact reading about a very technologically advanced civilization that was accustomed to observing the acts of their benefactors who had colonized their planet, given them life and was still contributing to their well being and protection. I urge you to read what L.C.C. has said and what I am proposing here through such a lens, an open-minded lens liberated from dogma.
The Disc was kept in a ‘house’ and to my knowledge our Sun is not kept in a house. From a book entitled ‘The Babylonia Genesis’ by Alexander Heidel, University of Chicago Press, 1951, L.C.C. quotes a passage from a Sumerian text that reports the ‘sun’ as also passing through a gate as ‘Mankind the beheld the sun in the gate of his going-forth.’ Perhaps ‘passing through a gate’ refers to some kind of dimensional time portal. Many witnesses, including myself, have seen UFOs simply vanish in the sky above. In Egypt, it was called the ‘Eye of Heaven’ as it watched over the people. The Disc stayed in the ‘Temple of my Eye’ and was called ‘the living soul of Ra’ and ‘bull of the Mt. of Sunrise and lion of the Mt. of the Sunset’. I sincerely mean no disrespect, but when I look at the painting I have of Mt. Meru, the fact that it is pictured as an upside-down mountain always makes me think of an image of a 'mother ship'.
I am suggesting that often when we read ancient descriptions of Sun worshipping, what is in reality being offered is the observations of a Disc of Life that perhaps like HAARP and chemtrails, had the weather modification and the technology to alter the vast spectrum of radiation in Earth’s atmosphere, to heat the Ionosphere, and provide protection from death and starvation for her people. Zecharia Sitchin theorized that the Anunnaki wanted gold for protection of their atmosphere. One might conclude something similar is ongoing with chemtrails, but with Barium salts and Titanates, Aluminum Oxide particles, Cadmium, Desiccated Human Red Blood Cells, Mercury, mold spores, polymer fibers, radioactive cesium, stronthium, and yellow fungal Mycotoxins.
I found evidence of weather modification in my 'rendered' translations of the verses of Rig Veda III.45:
Come, Indra, conqueror of the sky and atmosphere,
the governing managing celestial aerial car [space ship]
moving, advancing with fearful yellow-green
[‘horse-power’ emissions], directing onward
a deep vibrant rumbling sound,
a low bass tone [ELF/ULFs] extends an intensive net,
a noose that snares, of uninterrupted succession
propagating resounding [ELF/ULF waveform frequencies]
from the bow-like [parabolic antenna that moves rotating]
similar to the [movement of the array of male] feathers of a peacock [attracting a female]
designed to pile up and form a layer or stratum of sound [waveform frequencies]
My full rendering of five verses is here:
Even the wonderful ideas put forth by David Talbott, the neo-Velikovskian who I have great respect for, in 'Remembering the End of the World' could be understood not as planets hanging in the sky, but rather as these Discs of Life, ships or huge satellites that kept the atmosphere amenable to human beings. As Talbott says, as long as the people saw these discs in the sky above them, they felt safe.
The Discs of Life made life on planet earth possible. No intra-planetary colonizers of a galaxy could hope to achieve life on an unknown atmosphere without such technology. The Disc of Life was a necessity to the successful colonization of new planets.
The Greatest Story Never Told: A Scientific Inquiry Into the Evidence of the Fall of Man from a Higher Civilization in Antiquity, by Lana Corrine Cantrell, 1988.
quoted from Archive:
Dr. Lana Cantrell was born in Salzburg, Austria, and now lives in a suburb of the Twin Cities in MN. She is a member of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Biological Science, American Holistic Medical Foundation, Paleopathology Association, and the Ancient Astronaut Society. Eight years of exhaustive research has revealed the true history of mankind, hidden in the ancient texts of the Egyptian, Sumerian, Indian and Hebrew peoples. Did man have a fully developed, technological society in deepest antiquity? Did he once have the power of space flight? Did a vast universal war destroy the world? Fact or fiction? That is what this research attempts to discern as the ancient texts unfold their secrets. Here is a book that carefully tells the story of how the human race got here in the first place. This introductory information will have to start what will become a most amazing revelation, one which Zecharia Sitchin has already spelled out in his Earth Chronicle series. "According to the Veda, vast empires waxed and waned in biochemical dishevels. Atlantis and Lemuria were the climax of great trade routes that stemmed from one corner of the world to the other. Atlantis' location was, as the name implies. A continent in the Atlantic. Lemuria was now only a chain of volcanic islands, and, if we read the tectonics correctly, the lost island of Mu of the Japanese. Ms. Lana Cantrell. Cantrell brought to her study of pre-history not only an open mind (a major pre-requisite) but also an extensive background in medical writing and reporting, which enabled her to offer unique insights on many mysteries of pre-history -- insights we have never seen before, and may never see again."
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Sanskrit Text with English Translation; 9 volumes
Edited by Dr. Ishvar Chandra Sharma & Dr. O.N. Bimali
Parimal Publications, revised edition 2004, Delhi
Available at exoticindiaart.com
1. The Book of the Beginning
2. The Book of the Assembly
3. The Book of the Forest
4. The Book of Virata
5. The Book of the Effort
Translated & edited by J.A.B van Buitenen, 1973
University of Chicago, 1980, [in three volumes]
J.A.B. van Buitenen has my total respect. I discovered the Mahabharata through his translation back in 1989. I couldn’t put these books down! It was because he made the epic so accessible, that I developed a life long love for what is the greatest tale ever told. The Maha has it all - love, war, and spiritual wisdom!
The Alternative Vs. Orthodox Treatment of Leukemia, Lana Corrine Cantrell, 1998.
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