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Sinopsis: The Magical Carousel takes the form of a journey through the zodiac. It is perhaps the only contemporary 'Cosmic Myth' of our time, and is written in the classic zodiacal language proper to all mythology which describes the primordial form of circular or sacred time.
From the Publisher: In her work with the mythic stories of ancient India, Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet relates the principles of her cosmic realization to the classic cosmogonic myth known as the, 'Churning of the Milky Ocean at the Dawn of Time'. It tells the tale of an act of churning which results from the eternal struggle of two powerful forces, the gods and the titans. The churning takes place on the back of a tortoise upon which the god Vishnu conducts the operation. The churning myth illustrates the 'alchemical' process between two opposing forces which generates the passage from chaos to cosmos. The most important aspect of the churning tale is the creation of an axial alignment, a stable point around which the dynamic motion occurs. In the process of churning, treasures emerge like butter rising from the working of the cream. Gifts appear which can only come into being through the dynamism of the creative process. Alchemically, this means that at the core of mass it is Time's energy which can be found and then released and this is what permits the 'treasures' to arise.
The [Churning of the Milky Ocean] myth is concerned primarily with establishing the central role of the Axis in creation... For this is the meaning of the myth; it is the birth of that which moves, and hence of Time as it evolves in our material universe from the seed of itself. This simple tale in fact sheds light on the very structure of form. Indeed this, it must be stated, is the purpose of the myth. And this feature pertains to macrocosms as well as microcosms. It pertains as well to the primordial age as well as to the stages of cosmic evolution well beyond the so-called 'Big Bang'.
But was there ever any such thing as a Big Bang? According to the myth creation did not come into being by anything of the sort, and especially not through any process of collapse of energy. It was simply the emergence of an axis and then the conspiracy to set that 'churning'. That the myth refers to the elaboration of the physical components of our universe is obvious from the fact that it adopts the symbol of churning the Milky Ocean or the Milky Way, and then from this motion gradually the treasures arise as butter would from the curdled, churned creamy substance.
Science must then ask what the nature of an axis is and what are its origins. We are of course aware that macrocosmic bodies do indeed posses axes and that they 'churn away' around their fixed poles. But how did this come into being in the first place? We seem to take for granted that axes always existed or that in some way, unknown to us, they arose simultaneously with the first crystallized substance. This hypothesis may not be sufficient to understand the nature of our physical dimension because as the ancient Vedic Seer realised in the dawn of history, the discovery of the origin of an axis is essential both for the proper understanding of the cosmic process and evolution, as well as the evolution of smaller bodies and finally the human species. Given this central importance, the axis is found in all cultural expressions which can trace their roots to that original Vedic act of seeing.
Título: The Magical Carousel: Commentaries & A ...
Editorial: Aeon Books
Año de publicación: 1979
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Aeon Books. Estado de conservación: Very Good. CA: Aeon Books, 1979. 2 volume set. Presumed 1sts. Hardcovers. 8vo. 153, 152 pgs. B/w plates and illustrations in vol 1. Very good in a good slipcase. Cream cloth. Corners of vol 1 are bumped and spine is a bit soiled. Contents clean and bindings sound. Ribbon bookmarks. Slipcase is edgeworn. Inquire if you need further information. Nº de ref. de la librería B29378-R