By Joseph E. Mason

It is said that when the white brother, Pahana, returns, he will be armed with the cross, which represents the female energy, and the swastika, which represents the male energy, and symbolises the four faces of nature in motion. The article points out, that in the summer of 1989 a symbolic ceremony was held on Hopi territory and that a swastikacircle appeared in the crops that same summer at Winterbourne Stoke.

A footnote to the article says that Pahana is a supernatural archetype which will not necessarly be one man but could be many different people or take on any form.

Note: In Mary Summer Rain's book, "Phoenix Rising", she states that the American Indian term for white man is "Bahanna".

Kukulcan is also called, Quetzelcoatl, the Feathered Serpent. He was said to be a white man who departed by sea, promising to return.

Putting all this together with Brook's vision, I feel the "white man" may represent the white people who came to the Americas. Yes, the white men have done terrible things to the Native Americans, but it may be part of the overall plan. I also think this is but one scale of the change. It seems to be across scales, from the sub-atomic to the macrocosmic.

The swastika is also a symbol of Shiva and Kali, the Destroyer god and goddess. About seven years ago, I saw a counterclockwise swastika in a dream. Energy was flowing out from the center into the arms. A voice said, "These are the forces going out from the center to experience negative manifested events, in order to learn. It is generally square, and you circle counterclockwise." In the following months, I learned that the swastika is a very ancient symbol. It was said that when it is going clockwise, or east, it is a symbol of good luck.

About two years ago, my friend, Paul, wrote to me, saying that he had been having "twin theme" dreams. In one of them, he was at Twin Lakes in Minnesota. I wrote back to him, telling of various twins in mythology. I mentioned the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux, and how they were the protectors of sailers and ships. I mentioned that St. Paul once sailed on a ship called the Castor and Pollux. (Acts 28:11).

As I wrote, I recalled that Minnesota also has the Twins baseball team, and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis AND ST. PAUL! It was very courious that the name St. Paul came to me at that time. I looked up some names in the dictionary. The twin city was named after Minnehaah Falls and the Greek word for "city." Minnehaha was the girl Hiawatha married in Longfellow's, "Song of Hiawatha."

It all seemed to fit so well. The Twin Cities could symbolize the Red-Man/White-Man mix, in the Great Change.

One of those strange dream-coincidences happened right after this. A neighbor came over and told me that he had a dream. In the dream, his father was the Colonel in charge of an airport. His uncle was the Leutenant Colonel, and second in command. The uncle's son, Paul, had been in an accident and wrecked his car. Paul's wife had also had a wreck, and her car was smashed. The officers were organizing troops to go out and get the two people and their wrecked cars.

My friend said that his father had not been in the Air Force in real life, but that his uncle was a retired Air Force Leutenant Colonel. He thought he might have a cousin named Paul, but after calling his father, he found out this was not so. There was no one named Paul in the family.

It was a bit uncanny, as I had just been wirting about St. Paul, and the associations. I looked in the dictionary for more hints, and came to find that St. Paul's Day, is the EXACT DAY that my friend had the dream!

When I got online near the end of 1996, I did a search for Hopi legends. I clicked on one of the links, and came to an article by David Yarrow. He tells an amazing story that happened over a period of years. Almost everything seemed related to material I had gathered. David and I started communicating via e-mail, and later I called him on the telephone. We had a very long talk, and I was amazed again. When I mentioned that some of his story involved the city of Minneapolis, he immediately started telling me the same symbolic story I was about to tell him. He also said that the city was located above two great plates in the earth that come together, and that Hiawatha was sent by the legenday "Peacemaker" of the eastern tribes, as a messenger.

The story of Castor and Pollux, I think, has important symbolism. Pollux was fathered by Zeus, while Castor was born to the same mother, a Queen, in the normal way. Therefore, Pollux was immortal, and his brother was mortal. After many adventures, Castor was killed in a battle. Pollux prayed so fervently, that Zeus allowed him to share his immortaliy with his brother. But, they would have to spend half of their time in Heavenly Olympus, and the other half in Hades. In one of the myths, they go back and forth together. In another they change places, so that they are eternally separated, and never together.

Although I have never been a Christian, I have had many coincidences with various parts of the Bible. It's too long to tell fully here, but one of my dreams seemed to be related to the story of Judah and Tamar in Genesis 38. It's a very strange tale, but to me, it contains important symbolism. Tamar was married to Judah's oldest son, who was killed by "God." She married the second son, and he was also killed. She was promised to the third son, but Judah delayed the marriage. Tamar divised a plan. She dressed up as a harlot, and propositioned the unsuspecting Judah into having sex for a price. From the union was born a pair of twins, in a strange, breech birth. A hand came out of the womb first. The midwife tied a red thread on the hand, and then the hand pulled back into the womb. Then, the other child, the one without the thread, was born first.

The first born son, Perez, is listed in the chronology in the first part of Matthew. His descendants include Kings David and Solomon, and finally Joseph, the father of Jesus. Some say God was the father, but I do believe that is symbolic.

The "harlot" symbolism is very important here. In the battle of Jerico, Joshua and his troops are helped by a harlot, who lived with her family in the walls. In Revelation 17, the great harlot of Babylon is seated upon many waters, which are peoples and nations, that is, everyone. Judah is related symbolically to the lion, and to being the ruler, or king. (see Genesis 49:9,10). He stoops down, couched as a lion, and as a lioness, i.e., like a sphinx. The scepter, the ruler's staff, will not depart from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs.

All of this, I do believe, is related symbolically to parts of Revelation. In Revelation 17, the kings of the earth fornicate with the harlot, and become drunk on her wine. They give over their "royal power" (king-ship) to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. When The New Jerusalem comes, the kings of the earth bring their glory into it. (Rev. 21:24).

The wine of the harlot is also the cup of staggering, and the fury of God's wrath. Some seem to take this as meaning that God is angry with mankind. I think not. It seems to mean we have been given this male/aggressive, negative attribute to deal with and to overcome. In Revelation 12, it is said that Michael and his angels were defeated in the war in heaven. The dragon/serpent/Devil/Satan and his angels were thrown down to earth. The earth came to help the woman with child, by swallowing the river which poured out of the mouth of the dragon.

When I first read this about five years ago, I felt it was related to one of my dreams. In the dream, I saw a crop formation that had appeared the same week that Iraq (ancient Babylon) invaded Kawait. It looked somewhat like a swastika, but also like a bird, with a triangular tail. It reminded me of the American eagle on our national seal, looking to the left, toward the arrows of war. In my dream, energy was flowing down the triangular tail. A voice said, "The garbage is discharged here on earth."

In early 1993, I had a string of amazing dream-coincidences. Part of it involved a book called, "The Tantric Way." Kali, of the eastern religions, seems to have the very same meaning as the harlot of Revelation 17. One of the depictions is the book, shows the dark-skinned Kali seated upon a reclining, copulating couple. The male is dark blue, wears a crown, and is on the bottom. A white-skinned female is on top of him. This is similar to the kings of the earth fornicating with the harlot, or a daughter of the harlot. Kali holds scissors in her hand, which I belive symbolizes the cutting or dividing force, i.e., like the "Babylon" symbolism.

From dreams, I had made the interpretation that the harlot also represents karma or judgment. I believe we have more to learn about the meaning of this. It seems to be more of a learning experience, than a reward/punishment system. The "fornication" with the harlot or daughters of the harlot, seems to represent a duality bond in the time cycle. The symbolism means we "pay" for the "sex," meaning karma.

Kali wears a girdle of severed human hands. As the instruments of our works, this indicates the karmic function. Kali evokes the feeling of "tamasisk," which means fury. It seems to have the very same meaning as the wine of the harlot. I found it interesting that tamasisk and Tamar are similar words.

Near the end of September 1993, I sent an essay about some of these ideas to John Crowe, of the Cosminar organization in Sussex, England. Two weeks later, the Bythorn Mandala crop formation appeared. It was VERY similar to a yantra to Kali, depicted in "The Tantric Way." The five-pointed star inside the pattern, had two points facing North. According to Blavatsky, such a star, with two points, or horns, pointing upward, is an esoteric symbol of the Kali-Yuga time cycle, also known as the Age of Iron.

Getting back to the dog/wolf symbolism, I believe it can be related symbolically to this fury/anger symbolism. In the time cycle, which I belive is related to the lower three chakras, the negative side of the dog/wolf is the condition. The change is a leap to the heart chakra level, and the "virgin birth" of the spiritual man out ot the animal man. This is the transmutation of the warring attribute, sometimes symbolized by the white dog or wolf.

In my article about Revelation 11:11, I explained some of the symbolism indicating humanity's leap to the heart chakra level of consciousness evolution.

There are many other things I could add, but this e-mail is starting to become a book, so I'll just mention a few more things.

In the Babylonian myths, the father and mother gods produced a son, Bel (Lord) Marduke, to do battle with the evil goddess. He blew an evil wind into her mouth, to hold it open, then fired in an arrow, which killed her. From the body of the evil goddess, he created the world. He brought order out of chaos. Marduke also chased down the Storm Bird, Zu, who had stolen the tablets with the fates of men, and retrieved them. This battle that began before the creation of the world, seems to be related to our battle in the cycle of time. A "storm" can also be symbolic of anger or fury.

Another pair of twins in the Bible are Esau and Jacob. Esau, who was born first, was red and hairy. Jacob tricked Esau into giving up his inheritance in a strange way, involving a bowl of red beans. Jacob fathered 12 sons, who are related to the twelve tribes of Isreal, and probably to the Zodiac signs. According to Blavatsky, the story follows the symbolism of the Egyptian myth of Osiris, who was killed by his brother, Typhon-Set (or Typhon-Seth). The story of Cain and Able is also similar. In Egyptian beliefs, Typhon-Set, who was red in color, represented the opponent force. It was more laughable than fearful or evil. Blavatsky said that Typhon-Set became "Satan" to later religions, and that the word came from "satin," which meant "opponent."

As I see it, our feminine aspect can be symbolized by the daughter of the harlot in the time cycle. In the Great Change, the aspect becomes the Holy Spirit. The Mother Goddess is also shown symbolically to change, or be replaced. In Revelation, the harlot is replaced by The Woman With Child in Revelation 12.

I know this symbolism is difficult to follow and understand. I am still working on it myself. New meanings of the ancient symbols seem to be coming in dreams and in other ways, such as crop circle formations. It is like putting puzzle-pieces together into larger pictures. As yet, only a little of the picture is clear.

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