10,500 BC: The Kundalini in the Sky
By Donald B. Carroll
In my earlier blog article about the celestial sky during the 10,500 BCE Era (The Celestial Blueprint), I explained how the starry heavens created an ideal design above to mirror the Great Pyramid and the Earth below, symbolizing a golden era for the ancients when Heaven and Earth were brought together connected through an axis mundi. As Ann Clapp wrote in the book Edgar Cayce’s Egypt, circa 10,500 BC was a time of enlightenment, which influenced the entire world and ages that followed, including the present. The readings refer to it as, “one of the most momentous occasions or periods in the world’s history.” (900-275) Other researchers and authors have called this unique period the Egyptian “Zep Tepi,” which translates as “first time” or “first occasion.”
The central linchpin of the axis mundi at that time was the star asterism, which today is called the “fish hook”—the tail of the constellation presently known as Scorpio located at the sky’s zenith (as was the galactic center). At this “first occasion,” ancient Egyptians would have seen this as the Pharaoh’s “Heqa” staff or “shepherds staff” which is representative of the kundalini and higher consciousness.
Further research shows that the Maya may well have been aware of this galactic linchpin. Plus there are tantalizing hints of evidence in pre-dynastic Egypt.
John Major Jenkins, in his book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, tells how the celestial Big Dipper, known to the Maya as 7 Macaw, is considered to be a false “Heart of Heaven” and that the Galactic center was the true heart. He goes on to describe how, in the Maya Popol Vuh creation story, the “Hero Twins” do away with 7 Macaw, this false center, by shooting him out of the cosmic tree with a blow gun. This is depicted below on a classic Maya vase.
It is interesting that the drawing includes a scorpion with its hooked tail towards the center of the picture. Is this symbolic of the constellation Scorpio with its hooked tail shown earlier at the Egyptian “first occasion” being the actual companion to the galactic center? There is further indication that this is the case in the Mayan record. John Major Jenkins’ book mentioned the Mesoamerican (Aztec) design commonly referred to as Hunab Ku, which translates to “the all being.” He likens it to a symbol representing a process of enlightenment that is comparable to raising one’s higher self through the kundalini.
The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations, March 1901 pages 83 and 11 by Zelia Nuttall
What is fascinating about this symbol is the Aztec links it provides to this galactic center scorpion tail concept. In Zelia Nuttal’s book, The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations, she explains that this symbol is linked to Tezcatlipoca, an important god of the Aztecs, whose symbolic name literally means “shining mirror.” The symbol proved to be identical with the symbol of Mictlantecuhtli, the lord of the underworld.
The story of Tezcatlipoca also has parallels to the Maya story of the fall of 7 Macaw. Again from Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations:
Tezcatlipoca, after having been the sun, was cast down from this supreme position by Huitzilopochtli, “descended to the water,” but had arisen again in the shape of an ocelot, and transformed himself into the constellation of Ursa Major. According to Sahagun the native name of this star-group was Citlal-Colotl or “star scorpion.” Reference to Nahuatl dictionaries revealed that this insect had doubtlessly been named colotl on account of its habit of recurving its tail when enraged.
The Nahuatl verb coloa means, to bend over or twist something, the adjective coltic is applied to something bent over or recurved. The noun colotli, which is almost identical with colotl, means “the cross-beams, the mounting, branch or handle of a cross” …
In this case a Sun deity is described as being cast down and resurrected as the Big Dipper or Maya 7 Macaw, but then ties this deity to a star group name meaning “star scorpion”! The research goes even further stating that the translation is connected to something that is bent over and curved and is related to their word for cross beams. This is an identical comparison to the sky I have described at 10,500 BC with the galactic center and scorpion hooked tail at the zenith!
Nuttall also gives evidence that the Maya were aware of this with the quote: “…in the Maya language [there is] also, a certain resemblance between the words for scorpion and for a cross. This, in Maya, is zin-che and that for a scorpion is zin-au.” Though Nuttall’s continued focus is to tie her evidence to the Big Dipper, it certainly seems to point to the Scorpio and galactic center and the time of Zep Tepi. She even points out that Tezcatlipoca was identical to Mictlantecuhtli and then states that one of the symbols of Mictlantecuhtli is the scorpion!
This evidence linking an ancient Mesoamerican culture to a 10, 500 BC “golden era” is also hinted at in the name of Tezcatlipoca shown earlier as translated to mean shining mirror. As such a mirror it makes an ideal analogy in reflecting this period in the Hermetic tradition of as above, so below.
There may be one more clue yet to be clarified and that resides in pre-dynastic Egypt. The evidence is scant but there is indication for an ancient “Scorpion King” ruling over Egypt. Is he representative of the scorpion’s hooked tail in the stellar zenith signifying a time of one’s higher self through a risen sky kudalini? Then being symbolic of, as Ann Clapp wrote, “a time of enlightenment”?
The Cayce readings have many instances of connections and communication with both the Egyptian and Maya civilizations during the period of 10,500 BC. What has been presented here is more external evidence of the accuracy of the readings.