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Learning from Babylon and the oldest Basilica di Porta Maggiore underground Pythagoras Church in Rome Italy

Ancient Temples and Enlightened

by Nataša Pantović

Full moon on the Southern Gaia’s Hemisphere came expectedly yet surprisingly different. She met Him in full force, face to face, keeping us, mortals, speechless, causing a mini Universal Chaos within the elements. So exciting was their pre-meditated and long awaited Cosmic dynamic Relief. Both a black cat and a black dog crossed my path this morning, reminding me to “remember” to stay awake and exchange with the souls I meet. You must have heard of Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθενών), a temple on the Athenian Acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena built around 440 BC.

Parthenon illustration published in 1688 depicting the structure in its entirety by Vincenzo Coronelli

Parthenon (440 BC) from an illustration published in 1688 depicting the structure in its entirety by Vincenzo Coronelli

With the most unfortunate history of our religious wars, the ancient Parthenon was first converted into a Christian church in 600 AC and during the Ottoman rule in Greece, from 1453, in to a mosque. Yet it managed to survive until 1687, when the Pope and the Venetian Governors assembled the so-called “Venetian” army, and send a general Morosini to fight the Ottoman Empire. In his unsuccessful siege of the city the Acropolis was bombarded continuously for eight days, and on September 26, 1687, a bomb hit the storage gunpowder magazine and completely blew it apart. 

The Enlightened Man & Fire Stolen from Gods

The ancient Temples were built to be an allegory for the enlightened man. Within an Egyptian Initiation, next to the great Sphinx of Thebes that has a head of a man, body of a lion, wings of an eagle, our ancestors worshiped the Water, Air, Earth, or Fire, stolen from Gods, as the pre-structured resistance within all that is Form, a dragon-like creature that represents the Life Force itself. Throughout our mythology, the man swims through consciousness and subconscious layers of behavior and within various artistic expressions, as a knight, he fights the Life Force, taming it with his knowledge and Light.

Pythagoras gave the name of Monad (1) to , and Dyad (2) to matter. The first and highest aspect of God is described by Plato as the One. The Monad (indescribable) emanated the Demiurge (Tao, Consciousness, Transcendent Source) or the creator. Plato, in the Socratic dialogue Timaeus, refers the Demiurge as a benevolent force that has created the world out of Chaos. Plotinus who is noted as the founder of Neoplatonism metaphorically identified the Demiurge as the Greek God Zeus. Schopenhauer in his Parerga and Paralipomena, published in 1851, wrote of this Neoplatonist philosopher: "With Plotinus there even appears, probably for the first time in Western philosophy, idealism that had long been current in the East even at that time, for it taught that the soul has made the world by stepping from eternity into time...”

Oldest Basilica di Porta Maggiore underground Pythagoras Church in Rome Italy

Oldest Basilica di Porta Maggiore underground Pythagoras Church in Rome Italy

Aristotle equated matter with the formation of the elements moved to action by force or motion. These two are now known as Aristotle's Energeia and Plato's Demiurge.

The Demiurge of Neoplatonism is the Nous or the mind of God, and it is:

  1. Arche – “beginning” or the source of all things,
  2. Logos – “reason” or the cause behind all,
  3. Harmonia – “harmony” reflected with the Numbers in mathematics

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Pythagoras and Ancient Greece

Pythagoras who was well known in Magna Graecia and was a teacher of Plato, and Aristotle, around 530 BC, lived in Croton, where he founded a spiritual school where initiates lived a communal, ascetic lifestyle, were vegetarians, studied philosophy, art, music, numbers, and discussed God. He was spiritually shaping the most fascinating and vibrant culture that appreciated music and art, set-up 1st schools, has introduced democracy, spread Poetry, Prose and Philosophy through its ancient worlds, at the time when none travelled, had travellers exploring different continents, traded rather than conquered, had Island States that flourished rulled by own small Governments.

Parthenon Athens Ancient Greece 500 BC

Parthenon Athens Ancient Greece 500 BC

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We find the Orphic view of the Demiurge also integrated into Jewish and Christian Gnosticism or Mystical Knowledge passed by Moses or sages of China and India. It is bizzare to argue whose philosophical thought came first, when we are examining the humanity 2,500 years ago, when none could travel, none could read, nor pass the manuscripts around. Researchers or Philosophers were just a few, their work just a drop in the Ocean of Consciousness and "thoughts" isolated, yet each one of them was and is highly regarded by the Human-Kind as a Sage or Guru or Saint.

Within the Judeo-Christian Scripts we find the Demiurge or Creator giving Earth to Lucifer with God wishing to limit man's by forbidding him the fruit of knowledge in paradise.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon 7 world wonders Encyclopaedia Britannica

Hanging Gardens of Babylon 7 world wonders Encyclopaedia Britannica (Model)


The symbol for "dragon" in Chinese is long 龍, also associated with good fortune, traditionally having power over rain. Many East Asian deities have dragons as their companions. The Emperor of China was the only one permitted to have dragons carved on his house, clothing, or personal articles.

The mušḫuššu is a Mesopotamian dragon with the body and neck of a snake, the front legs of a lion and the back legs of a bird. Check also: Babylonian Empire

Berlin Pergamon Museum, Ischtar Gate of Babylon Dragon

Mesopotamian Dragon Babylon 575 BC in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

The Ishtar Gate (Arabic: بوابة عشتار‎) of the city of Babylon was constructed in 575 BC by King Nebuchadnezzar II, and it is now in Berlin’s Pergamon Museum. It was excavated in the early 20th century, and reconstructed using original bricks. The gate is decorated with mušḫuššu (dragons), aurochs (bulls), and lions, symbolizing the gods Marduk, Adad, and Ishtar. Covered in a blue glaze representing lapis lazuli, the gate, as a part of the Walls of Babylon, was one of the original Seven Wonders of the World.

Ishtar Gate Babylon 575 BC in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

The Ishtar Gate from the city of Babylon 575 BC in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

The Ishtar Gate was only one small part of the city that had the palace, temples, an inner fortress, gardens, etc. of Babylon.

Now imagine this! The inscription of the Ishtar Gate is 2,600 years old and it is written in Akkadian cuneiform, 15 meters tall by 10 meters wide and includes 60 lines of writing, whereby King of Babylon 2,600 years ago tells us that: "…his God Marduk is the divine champion of good against evil, and the incantations of the Babylonians often sought his protection...”

The cuneiform inscription of the Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

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In Babylonian Astrology Marduk was connected to Jupiter. Interestingly Zeus is the Greek equivalent for Jupiter.

Stepping into Greek mythology, we now have the three brothers, Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Zeus has thunder and is in charge of the Sky (Son, light), often seen as law and order; Hades has the magic kynee, an invisibility helmet that helps him rule the underworld (dreams, sub consciousness, death or after-death experiences) and Poseidon has the trident and rules the Sea. In Plato's Critias, the island of Atlantis was Poseidon's domain. Zeus is later often depicted as a bull.

Pausanias a Greek traveler of 200 AD, describing ancient Greece from his travels, says that Poseidon was one of the caretakers of the oracle at Delphi before Olympian Apollo took it over.

Malta, that could have been Atlantis, where now the ancient Temples stand for 5,000+ years, could have carried that “Oracle”, with its Priests descending Hypogeum, 11 meters deep carved in stone underground Temples that even today resonate with sound perfectly, meditating entering into altered states of consciousness, into prayers and union with Divine, into dreams or Samadhi.

Ggantija Malta Gozo Temple mysticism or magic 3,000 BC spiritual practices four elements

Ggantija Malta Gozo Temple mysticism or magic 3,000 BC

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