The Arctic (above) / Sept.3, 2018. The contrast & saturation etc. are enhanced to reveal the miles of cracking breaking melting ice. The color is the result of the adjustments and not natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2PzV7fd
VSF: Apart from the obvious implications of geoengineering the planet and the future perilous release of methane as the polar regions melt, my interest in the melting Arctic and Antarctica also lies in the evidence that the Rig Veda was composed by people who came from the polar regions, or had the memory of life there. The book ‘The Arctic Home in the Vedas’ by the great Indian scholar and freedom fighter B.G. Tilak is available online and well worth your time.
The ARCTIC (above) / Sept.3, 2018. Barents Sea, Svalbard Norway, Franz Josef Land Islands, Novaya Zemlya Russia, the Kara Sea. With slight enhancements. https://go.nasa.gov/2PDQ65B
‘The Arctic Home in the Vedas’
When I first approached ‘The Arctic Home in the Vedas’ by the great Indian scholar and freedom fighter Lokmanya Bâl Gangâdhar Tilak, I simply did not have enough background understanding to properly absorb his comprehensive controversial research. A wider reading on the Rig Veda from multiple sources has made Tilak’s subtle detailed intricacies of citing numerous individual verses more accessible to me. And I must say a veritable gold mine of illumination.
For example contrary to some later views, Tilak says that the Rig Veda is not arranged in chronological order, therefore the hymns that are in the tenth Mantra may in fact predate the first. Time appears to be almost irrelevant to the ancients and to the frustration of western scholars the Sanskrit texts usually disregard exact dates.
Tilak: “…the Rig Veda, or we might even say the whole Vedic literature, is not arranged into different strata [he uses a geological term] according to their chronological order, so that we can go from one stratum to another and examine each separately. The Rig Veda is a book in which old things of different periods are so mixed up that we have to work long and patiently before we are able to separate and classify its contents in chronological order.”
The Arctic (above) / Sept.3, 2018. The contrast & saturation etc. are enhanced to reveal the miles of cracking breaking melting ice. The color is the result of the adjustments and not natural. This image is a close up of the previous screenshot above. https://go.nasa.gov/2PwP0s0
Before the Ice
Another revelation from Tilak is a very subtle understanding that could only emerge from a scholar who had read the verses many times with an open mind. Tilak says that the Rishi’s are describing events that occurred in their remote past, as he says: “…exploits are described in the Rig Veda as pûrvyâni or prathamâni, that is old or ancient. In short the ancient hymns, poets, or deities, mentioned in the Rig Veda must have referred to a by-gone age and not to post-Glacial times…the subject matter was old [when the Rishis composed their hymns], that is, traditionally handed down to the poet from remote ages.”
Thus according to Tilak there is, “a distinct contrast between the births of gods on the one hand and the poet [seer Rishi] who may see the hymn in the later age…meaning that the subject matter of the hymn is an occurrence of the former age (yuga).”
Again to clarify, Tilak has said, “…the deities whose exploits were sung in the hymns were considered to be ancient deities. Nay, we have express passages where not only the deities but their exploits are said to be ancient, evidently meaning that the achievements spoken of in the hymns were traditional and not witnessed by the poet himself…”
The implication of this is that the Rishis carried in memory their already ancient primordial traditions and invoked them by composing the Rig Veda hymns. The hymns were spoken, not written down, and held in memory for thousands of years. The Rishis placed themselves in higher states of consciousness, perhaps accessing the siddhi [sravana darshanam in Sanskrit] known in English as ‘remote viewing’ — and because their consciousness was so highly elevated, their superb hymns formed in rhyme, thus the various metres such as the Gâyatrî, Trishtup, and Jagatî the Rig Veda is famous for.
The ARCTIC (above) / Aug.31, 2018. The KARA SEA beneath Russian Siberia. With slight contrast & saturation enhancements to reveal the patterns of scalar radiation. https://go.nasa.gov/2NdHqW1
The Rishis were enlightened and through self-mastery entered into the ultimate Source, becoming ‘That’ as the God-within their Heart [anahata] pervaded their consciousness. Yaska, the 6th century BCE grammarian, classifies the Rig Veda mantras in three distinct ways: the deity is addressed indirectly in the third person, or is directly addressed as if the seer is speaking to the deity right in front of him.
The third reflects the highest state of God-consciousness, in which the Rishi seer “may identify himself with the god who comes for praise, and speak about the god in the first person as if he is the god himself. The god is projected on oneself, or the seer lords over himself and becomes the god for the time being.” [S.K. Ramachandra Rao]
This is exactly what Bhagavad Gita XII.7 expresses in the Sanskrit mayyâveshitacetasâm — which is the understanding that those whose consciousness has entered into the One, our eternal Being and Source, will be delivered from the confines of Time & Space as samsara, the death-transmigration-ocean.
A potential ice free Arctic in 2075
Politics & Tilak’s Arctic Home
Even though B.G. Tilak was revered as a freedom fighter and instrumental in liberating India from British rule, sadly his extensive and detailed scholarly research on the Arctic in the Veda was cast aside by Indian politics. After the British left, India naturally became more nationalistic; and from what I have understood reading diverse articles, Tilak’s idea that the poet-seer composers of the Rig Veda came from the Arctic Circle – and therefore not from India – understandably did not fit into the requirements of India’s new nationalism.
Therefore I was pleased to find that R.L. Kashyap, who translated the entire Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and the Artharva Veda had some supporting kind words to say about Tilak’s labours.
Kashyap’s translations reflect the esoteric theories of the mystic genius Sri Aurobindo and his brilliant disciple T.V. Kapâli Sâstry. In ‘Unveiling the Light in the Veda’ Kashyap states that their interpretation of the Rig Veda is esoteric “based on the inner meaning of the hymns.” Kashyap says that there are multiple meanings. He does not believe that the outer meanings are the only meanings.
However an outer interpretation “could be helpful for drawing conclusions on the environment, age and other conditions of the ancient society of the Rishis or to unearth history and record. Similarly it may be possible to fix upon, following Mr. Tilak, the Arctic Home of Vedic Rishis…”
R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in Indiana. His impressive work on the Vedas is extensive, helpful and very informative. The fact that Kashyap was unwilling to brush aside Tilak’s monumental research impressed me, because if you read Tilak with the necessary due diligence, you will be convinced as many in India were before politics submerged his ideas. In fact, Tilak’s research was initially accepted.
ANTARCTICA (above) / Sept.3, 2018. Cracking melting ice off AMERY ICE SHELF, with
contrast etc. maxed. The color is the result of the adjustments and not natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2oBce4X
In the Publisher’s Note in the introduction to Tilak’s ‘The Arctic Home in the Vedas’, John B. Morgan says that archaeology is subject “to the whims of fashion” like other fields of human knowledge.
Tilak’s theory had an enormous impact for a time, but “it has become associated with the Aryan Invasion Theory, which now carries political baggage as a result of the National Socialists and others in ways unintended by its formulators. In India itself, the idea also no longer holds currency with many Indian authorities, who view the Arctic theory as a conception cooked up by the colonial British to try to show that Indian civilization was merely the product of an earlier colonization carried out by similar conquerors from the North.”
I am aware that my ideas of off-planet colonization may not be well received as politically correct by nationalistic Indian politics. The publisher goes on to suggest that “once all of the political accretions which currently obscure its surface have faded,” Tilak’s research may once again receive serious attention, which I believe it deserves.
ANTARCTICA (above) / Sept.3, 2018. Cracking melting ice off AMERY ICE SHELF, with
contrast etc. maxed. The color is the result of the adjustments and not natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2Pyb6ud
From stuff.New Zealand:
Things are happening in Antarctica that will in all probability affect you profoundly over coming decades. If you expect to live until close to the turn of the century then watch out. As we should all know by now, the vulnerable bits of the big, ice-bound continent, twice the size of Australia, are melting because the earth is getting warmer.
After decades of research, it is now beyond doubt that Antarctica is a dynamic region that drives global weather and is behind more extreme weather events around the world and sea level rise.
The amount of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere is about the same as it was three million years ago when sea levels were about 17 metres higher than they are now.
Scientists don’t know how quickly sea levels rise once the atmosphere reaches that level of CO2 and the search for an answer is taxing scientific minds all around the world.
According to the latest research results, the more severe sea level rise predictions look much more accurate than the more optimistic ones. … The earth has increasingly more mouths to feed and some resources such are water and hydro-carbons are under enormous pressure.
Antarctica with its untold riches could be crucial when the world reaches its last reserves. It’s not hard to see why geopolitical power plays have taken on new urgency.
ANTARCTIC (above) / Sept.3, 2018. The Russian Station NOVOLAZAREVSKAYA area, with the contrast etc. maxed to reveal cracking ice clearly. Color not natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2PtwJf6
80% increase on Northern Sea Route
A total of 9,95 million tons of goods have so far this year been shipped to and from ports on the Northern Sea Route.
August 28, 2018
It is an increase of 81 percent, Deputy Head of Russian state agency Rosmorrechflot reveals in an interview with PortNews. By 24th August, a total of 9,95 millions of goods had been shipped on the route, compared with 5,5 million ton in the same period in 2017.
It was the Novy Port project in the Yamal Peninsula that accounted for the biggest part of the goods. A total of 4,35 million tons of oil were shipped from the oil terminal in the period. The port of Sabatta accounted for the second biggest share with its 3,95 million tons of LNG shipped out.
A total of 600 ships entered the waters of the Northern Sea Route in the period, of them 64 carrying foreign flags. The Northern Sea Route includes the areas between the Novaya Zemlya in the west to the Bering Strait in the east.
Data from the Northern Sea Route Administration show that there on the 24th August were a total of 81 ships located in the waters of the Arctic seaway. Most of them were located in the area around the Yamal Peninsula. There were also oil tankers and LNG carriers shipping across the eastern part of the route towards the Pacific Ocean.
ANTARCTICA (above) / Sept.3, 2018. The WEDDELL SEA area, with contrast etc. maxed. https://go.nasa.gov/2wGftfH
METHANE: More and bigger sinkholes on Yamal tundra
The biggest hole is now more than 60 meters wide and 200 meter deep.
By Atle Staalesen
August 31, 2018
The formations believed to be created by eruption of natural gas from the ground are of growing concern both to researchers and the oil and gas industry in the far Arctic peninsulas of Yamal and Gydan.
One of the biggest formations is located only about four kilometers from a gas pipeline leading from the huge Bovanenkovo field, a project operated by Gazprom. This formation is now growing and has reached a diameter of more than 60 meter and a depth of about 200 meters.
The first sinkholes were discovered in 2014 and since then at least ten big-size holes have been mapped. In addition, there are indications that several more major holes are in the making. Researchers told RIA Novosti that they on the two Arctic peninsulas have discovered several small hills which they believe could be «gas bubbles» ready to burst.
According to researchers at the Institute of Earth Cryosphere in Tyumen, there is methane gas seeping out from the formations.
ANTARCTICA (above) / Sept.3, 2018. Miles of cracking ice between the AMUNDSEN SEA & ROSS SEA. The contrast etc. is maxed, color the result of adjustments and not natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2PA8jAD
Russia builds another military base in East Arctic
As the Northern Fleet unfolds a series of exercises in Russian east Arctic waters, Head Commander Nikolay Yevmenov announces the construction of a new base on the coast of the Laptev Sea.
The Northern Fleet Commander’s visit to Tiksi last week marked another step in Russia’s military buildup in the high Arctic. Tiksi is located on 71 degrees north, by the mouth of great River Lena. According to Yevmenov, a new base located near the town of Tiksi will stand ready for operations already within six months. It will include a total of 11 buildings, all of which will be interconnected with roof-covered passages. The buildings will house living quarters for soldiers, an administrative unit, a diesel-fueled power station, water and fuel storage facilities, a cantina, garages and more, the Northern Fleet informs.
Tiksi is located on 71 degrees north, where the great river Lena runs into the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of about 4,600 people. The new base is likely to have the looks similar to the bases recently built in Franz Josef Land and the New Siberian Islands. Construction has already started, Admiral Yevmenov makes clear.
ANTARCTICA (above) / Sept.3, 2018. The BALLENY ISLANDS & Magnetic South Pole, with the contrast etc. maxed for clarity. Color not natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2oDxmaM