The Rig Veda
Soma and the Holy Grail

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 usually 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 and 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 found 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, but to 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 gods own beloved juice, every drop of this Ambrosia can resurrect, and create a magic cup or larger magic vessel simply by a terra cotta or 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”.


Soma and Healing

8 XLVIII 3-5 & 11,12

3. We have drunk Soma and become immortal; we have attained the light, the Gods discovered. Now what may a foeman’s malice do to harm us? What, O Immortal, a mortal mans deception?

4. Absorbed into the heart, be sweet, O drop, as a kind father to his son, O Soma, As a wise Friend to friend: do thou, wide-ruler, O Soma, lengthen out our days for living.

5.These glorious drops that give me freedom have I drunk. Closely they knit my joints as straps secure a chariot. Let them protect my foot from slipping on the way: yea let the drops I drink preserve me from disease.

11. Our maladies have lost their strength and vanished; they feared, and passed away into the darkness. Soma hath risen in us, exceedingly mighty, and we have come to where men prolong existence.

12. Fathers, that drop which our hearts have drunken, Immortal in himself, hath entered mortals. So let us serve this Soma with oblation, and rest securely in his grace and favor.


8 LXVIII 1,2

1.“This here is Soma, never restrained, active, all conquering bursting forth, a Seer and Sage by sapience.
2. All that’s bare he covers over; all the sick he medicines, the blind man sees, the cripple walks.”

1 XXIII 19, 20

19. Amrita is in the Waters; in the Waters there is healing balm: be swift, ye Gods, to give them praise.

20. Within the Waters – Soma thus hath told me – dwell all balms that heal, and Agni, he who blesseth all. The Waters hold all medicines.

9 LXXVI 4

4. “Monarch of everything that sees the sun light, Soma cleanses himself, triumphing over the Prophets, he made the Word of the Way to resound, he who is cleansed by the suns ray, he the father of poems, master-poet yet equaled.”


Soma and the Grail

9- I- 1,2, 5,6

1. “In sweetest and most gladdening stream flow pure, O Soma, on thy way, pressed out for Indra, to be his drink.

2. Fiend-queller, Friend of all men, he hath with the wood attained unto His place, his iron fashioned home*1.”

5. “O Soma drop, we draw nigh to thee, with this one object day by day: To thee alone our prayers are said.

6. By means of this eternal fleece*2, may faith purify Thy Soma that is foaming forth”.

9 III 1

1.“Here present this Immortal God flies, like a bird upon her wings, to settle in the vats of wood”.


9 XXVIII 1-6

1. “Urged by the men, this vigorous Steed, Lord of the mind, Omniscient, runs to the woolen strainer.

2. Within the filter hath he flowed, this Soma for the Gods effused, entering all their essences.

3. He shines in beauty there, this God Immortal in his dwelling place, Foe-slayer, dearest to the Gods.

4. Directed by the fingers ten, bellowing on his way this Steer, runs onward to the wooden vats.

5 This Pavamana*3, swift and strong, Omniscient, gave splendor to the sun and all his forms of light.
6. This Soma, being purified, flows mighty and infallible, Slayer of sinners, dear to Gods”.


9 XII 1-8 1.

1. “To Indra have the Soma drops, exceedingly rich in sweets, have been poured, Shed in the seat of sacrifice.

2. As mother cattle low to their calves, to Indra have the sages called, called him to drink the Soma juice.

3. In the stream’s wave wise Soma dwells, distilling rapture, in his seat, Resting upon a wild-cows hide.

4. Far-sighted Soma, Sage and Seer, is worshipped in the central part of Heaven, the strainer of wool.

5. In close embrace the drop holds Soma when poured within the jars, and on the purifying sieve.

6. The drop sends forth a voice on high to regions of air, shaking the vase that drops with honey.

7. The Tree whose praises never fail yields heavenly milk among our hymns, Urging men’s generations on.

8. The Wise One, with the Sages stream, the Soma flows on to the dear places of the sky”.


*1 The phrase “iron fashioned home” means a large carved wooden bowl that was carved with an iron chisel, iron was a very special metal in the Bronze Age, so in effect they are bragging.

*2 The “eternal fleece” is the mycelium of Amanita Muscaria, which resembles sheep’s wool, as you can see in the resurrection video.

*3 Soma is called Soma Pavamana in most of the book 9 Hymns; Pavamana means self-purifying so Soma Pavamana is “the pressed one-self purifying”. I believe that the Old Testament Bible’s word “Manna” is a Hebrew version of Pavamana, perhaps inherited from long forgotten Indo-European ancestors or from the Persian religion of Zoroaster.

 

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