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Soma & Rig Veda


The Rig Veda is the world’s oldest and largest religious texts consisting of just over one thousand Hymns, containing over ten thousand verses divided into ten books. These Sacred Hymns are officially dated to the late Bronze Age, but many of these Hymns may actually be considerably older. The name Rig Veda means Praise (Rig) Knowledge (Veda), Veda is an ancient Indo-European root word that in many modern Indo-European Languages still means knowledge of a sacred nature. The Rig Veda is written in an archaic form of Sanskrit and is a foundation document in the studies of ancient Indo-European languages.

Traditionally the Rig Veda was hand written with ink, on Birch bark sheets that are then bound with wooden covers painted red. The Birch tree is not found on the plains of India and the Birch bark is imported from Kashmir and the Himalayan mountains. Birch trees are well known to be symbiotic with Amanita Muscaria and explain the link of this Holy Book made of Birch bark and Amanita Muscaria as the God Soma.

The drinkable, Immortal, living God, Soma, is mentioned in almost every one of the thousand Hymns as the preferred drink of both Gods and men. There are one hundred and fourteen Hymns specifically about Soma in book nine of the Rig Veda plus a few Soma hymns scattered through the other books of the Rig Veda.

These Sacred Hymns were composed by Soma intoxicated “Seers and Sages” living very intimately with nature and are rich in naturalistic poetic imagery and animal metaphors. These Hymns also contain a multitude of names that specifically refer to the God Soma. Many of these Soma hymns ring with ecstatic praise of the Soma plant/god/drink. Some of these Hymns poetically describe the mountainous natural habitat and brilliant Red or Gold appearance of the Soma plant. Other Hymns describe the processing sequence of the Soma plant into the Soma drink in the Soma sacrifice ceremony. A few Hymns also contain clear references to healings and increased life spans of Soma users.

The secret of Magic cups or what we would call the Holy Grail is scattered through the Hymns of book nine. The Seers and Sages that composed this book; were experts on the Soma plant/drink/god and loudly proclaim the secret of Soma’s immortality. Yet to really understand what they are saying, you have to know that Amanita Muscaria is the real Soma plant, and that it is capable of being completely dried, rehydrated, pounded between stones, and turned into the god’s own beloved juice. Every drop of this Ambrosia can resurrect, and create a magic cup or larger magic vessel simply by a terracotta pot or cup or the right type of wooden cup, being used to hold Soma. Only, with this knowledge can you begin to understand what these Sacred Hymns are really saying regarding Soma the “Immortal God”.

Rig Veda,
Names and Descriptions
of Soma.

Immortal God 9- III-1
Lord of Holy Laws 9- III-10
God amid the Gods 9-V-4
Bull 9-VI-1
Sage of Heaven 9-IX-1
The Fount 9-IX-6
The Tree 9-XII-7
The Wise One 9-XII-8
Sacred Bard 9-XVIII-2
The Strong One 9-XVIII-7
Sage 9-XX-1
Brave Hero 9-XXIII-5
The Red 9-XXV-5
The Lord of Speech 9-XXVI-4
Omniscient 9-XXVII-3
Head of Heaven 9-XXVII-3
Conqueror 9-XXVII-4
Lord of the Mind 9-XXVIII-1
Steed 9-XXVIII-1
Lord of Wealth 9-XXIX-3
Potent One 9-XXX-1
Child of Heaven 9-XXXIII-5
Lord of Strength 9-XXXVI-6
Fiend Slayer 9-XXVII-3
Tawny One 9-XXXVIII-2
Lovely One 9-XLIII-1
Inspirer 9-XLIV-6
Sapient One 9-XLVIII-3
The Falcon 9-XLVII-3
The Friend of all 9-XLVIII-4
Chief Friend of Gods 9-XLIX-3
The milk of heaven 9-LI-2
Far-sighted One 9-LI-2
The Child 9-LXI-7
Ambrosia 9-LXII-6
Enlightener 9-LXIV-10
Song-Lover 9-LXIV-14
The Mighty One with thousand eyes 9-LXV-7
The Guardian 9-LXV-28
The Gladdener 9-LXV-29
Most Wise 9-LXV-30
Slayer of demons 9-LXVII-20
God Savitar 9-LXVII-26
The germ of Law 9-LXVIII-5
The Creature 9-LXVIII-5
Winner of Wealth 9-LXVIII-8
Amrta 9-LXX-2
Celestial Strengthener 9-LXXI-4
The Holy One 9-LXXI-6
The Everlasting One 9-LXXII-6
Guardian of Law 9-LXXIII-8
The Mighty 9-LXXV-1
Far-seeing One 9-LXXV-1
The Gold-hued 9-LXXVI-1
The King 9-LXXVI-4
The Ancient One 9-LXXVII-2
Mitra, the Holy 9-LXXVII-5
The Master of the house 9-LXXVIII-3
Liberal Prince 9-LXXXI-3
The Wondrous One 9-LXXXII-1
Immortal Soma 9-LXXXIV-2
Sovran of this world 9-LXXXV-3
The Eagle 9-LXXXV-11
The Youngling 9-LXXXV-11
Bird of golden color 9-LXXXV-11
High Heavens sustainer 9-LXXXVI-8
Father of the Gods 9-LXXXVI-10
Sovran Lord 9-LXXXVI-28
The Babe 9-LXXXVI-36
King of all the world 9-LXXXVI-36
The Animal 9-LXXXVI-43
The skillful Speaker 9-XCI-1
Inventor 9-XCI-1
Father of holy hymns 9-XCVI-5
Father of the earth 9-XCVI-5
Father of heaven 9-XCVI-5
Foe-queller 9-XCVI-12
Comforter 9-XCVI-12
A Poet 9-XCVI-17
Light-winner 9-XCVI-18
The Red Bull 9-XCVII-22
Chief of all foods 9-XCVII-22
Child of Waters 9-XCVII-41
A fount of meath 9-XCVII-44
The Wise 9-XCVII-56
The All-obtainer 9-XCVII-56
Most Resplendent One 9-XCVIII-12
The Lord of Song 9-XCIX-6
The Lord of Speech 9-CI-5
Lord of the multitude 9-CI-7
Infallible 9-CIII-4
A Priest 9-CIII-5
The food of Gods 9-CIV-5
A fountain made of gold 9-CVII-4
Sage and Singer 9-CVII-4
Excellently Wise 9-CVIII-2
Best Rapture-giver 9-CVIII-5
Born Immortal 9-CVIII-12
Father of the Gods 9-CIX-4
Deathless God 9-CX-4
Splendid by Law 9-CXIII-4
Sovran Ruler of the Plants 9-CXIV-2
Lord of Life 7-XXXVII-6
The Plant 9-LXII-5
Lord of plants 1-XCI-6
Healer of disease 1-XCI-12
The Red colored Tree 10-XCIV-3

Rig Veda at Sacred

Rig Veda Book 9 at Sacred

The four Vedas at Sacred

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