Mahal incorporates a wide range of symbolism, both male and female, both
standing in unison in a unifying structure, which is coincident with some
of the most ancient Hindu religious perception by which the integrated
unity of male and female into a structural and physiological singularity
signifies wholeness. Scholars believe that the Taj Mahal was build in a
much earlier timeframe than is traditionally believed, and was build as
Hindu temple rather than as a Muslim tomb, which itself is a contradiction
since the Muslim tradition does not support conspicuous burial. As a Hindu
temple it reflects the celebrated wholeness of male and female unity. Both
the male and female symbols are richly apparent.
But the integration
extends father into purely geometric symbolism with a spiritual
significance. The entire garden in front of the main structure is divided
into four sections, perhaps symbolic of the four wings of a butterfly,
with the dividing lines being long extended reflecting pools, surrounded
by gardens and a wide walk way on either side, and with a raised pool at
the center that feeds the reflecting pools via male-symbolizing fountains.
The central pool that feeds the entire system is female in nature, named
the "Celestial Pool of Abundance."
Also, the design of
the main temple is completely square. All sides are equal, which is again
reflected in the garden. Each of the four sides has for male symbols built
into it that correspond to the four parts of the garden in each of the
four wings of the' butterfly' (above). The fountains themselves are
arranged in a perfectly straight row and build tall enough so that their
image overlap and merge into a fine line that divides the entire scene down the
middle as a central line of symmetry. It thereby symbolically represents
the line of symmetry of the 'vaginal core' and also the pivotal line for
the wings of the 'butterfly.'
The essential line
of symmetry is indicated in many of Judy Chicago's images on the plates
for the women chosen for the Dinner Party. At the Taj Mahal that is in
sexual symbolism the central line of symmetry may signify the essential symmetry
in value of the male and female in society and in one's own heart heart
and soul were the symmetry evidently exists and moves us. What is not
included in this symbolism is the all-overbearing arm of empire, its
fascism, its looting of nations, its sword that splits society asunder,
right down the line of symmetry and hands each one a sword. This symbolism
is not found at the Taj Mahal, for what empire claims does not exist in
the natural world. The natural world is a world of beauty, principle,
life, love, and joy.
The line of the
symmetry of mankind, thus is a spiritual line that speaks to us across
many centuries filled with dark ages with images of a profound Truth, even
sexual truth, that is pivotal to civilization itself.
The kind of richly
explicit sexual symbolism that we see incorporated in the Taj Mahal is
rare in western civilization, with Judy Chicago's work being one of the
rare examples. Mary Baker Eddy's foursquare pedagogical structure is another
example, which too, is an inherently sexual one. Its 16 elements, like the
Taj's 16 gardens are female in nature in the higher sense (divine Love),
with male elements closely integrated (the Christ). And this is just the
beginning. Each of the 16 elements of Mary Baker Eddy's structure has a
central core and four 'wings' extending from it, represented by two concentric
squares, shown in the metaphor below, surrounding the sentinel of Truth
and Love standing in the middle.
This arrangement is
basically reflected in the layout of the Taj temple. It features four male
symbols that inscribe a square platform. And within this square we see
four major female symbols, again inscribing a square. And at the center of
the inner square we find the central dome, the central element of it all,
presented in the shape of the giant female symbol that towers above all.
The arrangement of
the two concentric circles with a central element matches the 9-element
substructures in Mary Baker Eddy's foursquare structure, as shown below in
principle and in a sample.
With this principle
applied to populate the entire foursquare structure, with 144 significant
definitions, defined by Mary Baker Eddy, quite an extensive spiritual
construct becomes enabled for ordering one's perception of the spiritual
universe and our world in its context. (See: Sublime
principle, which is incorporated in the Taj temple is applied to the
entire Taj Mahal complex, then it can be seen to pertain in
essence to all the 16 squares of the Taj garden, just as the concept is modeled in
Mary Baker Eddy's structure. Then wandering through the garden takes on
quite a different meaning, with inward explorations that may never end.
Thus, the 'wings'
of the Taj take us further and further off the ground into the purely
spiritual and scientific domain.
Also the four main
male symbols that mark the outer square of the Taj temple, and the four main female symbols
that mark the inner square, are in complete balance as one would expect of
a metaphor that represents the wholeness of humanity. Also the
circumscribed sides of the temple are constructed in perfect alignment
with the four celestial directions, adding to the scene another dimension of
wholeness. The celestial alignment is significant, as it represents the forever unfolding wholeness of a complete
day, where the dawn begins in the north; followed by the sunrise in the east;
and the heat of the day unfolding in the south over the gardens; with the
in the golden sunset in the west that portends the start of the next dawn. And in the center of it all stands
the great dome of the female symbol complete with the areola on top, that
towers above all.
It is essential
that the core be sexual in nature, and also female in nature, a
combination that represents divine Love and mankind's intimacy with it.
This symbol therefore has to stand at the center, signifying the mothering
principle of God. Judi Chicago made the female symbol universally central
in every respect, and this probably not simply because she represents the
historic achievements of women. It appears that she has put the vaginal
core onto the plates of the Dinner Party and invites society to dinner,
because that is already happening in the natural world of humanity, today,
just as it was so nearly a millennia ago when the Taj Mahal was built.
In the ancient
cultures it was evidently not deemed vulgar to celebrate the sexual nature of
all mankind in clearly representative symbolism. The sense of vulgarity
that is now attached to it, and to the sexual intimacy as a whole, became a
modern feature arising from the dark ages. In nature it never existed, In
nature the sexual aspects
are not only at the center, but are strongly emphasized
as a means to invite the deep intimacy that is necessary for the pollinating
process to function, just as the flow from sexual, to social, economic,
and political intimacy is necessary for civilization
to function. Indeed, when these levels of intimacy are intergraded and are
well functioning (without circumcision at any level), a renaissance
environment will result.
Some of the sexual features that are richly found at the Taj Mahal were already apparent
in the earlier Hindu temples, like in the erotic temples of Khajuraho. In
Khajuraho a complex of 85 great sandstone temples was built, with many richly adorned with
sculptures of human scenes, including scenes of sexual intimacies of all
types, with the sex-act scenes amounting to about 15% of the total number
of sculptures of the temples. It is for this 15% content that the temples are
now known around the world as the erotic temples of Khajuraho, which goes to prove
that the sexual dimension is deeply ingrained in humanity, contrary to
society's current 'slandering' of it in so many ways, respective of the social
isolation that came to be built on that 'slander' over the dark
Of the 85 original
temples, 22 are still standing and have become a U.N. World Heritage
one of the temples at Kajuraho - presented under license
In the case of the temple
shown above, we see the male
symbolism built into its outward structure (see a
larger picture of the above temple), while unseen from the
outside, the sanctum deep within is distinctly female in nature. The
temples of Kahjuraho, build out of sandstone between 950 and 1050 AD, are
amazingly complex in nature, with the tallest reaching upwards to 116 feet
in height, have evidently presented
engineering and construction challenges that rivals those of the building
of the Giza pyramids in Egypt. In spite of the challenges 85 great temples of this type
were built within the space of only 21 square miles, and within the
timeframe of between 100-200 years. The largest of these, dedicated to the
god Shiva, contains in its design over 900 sculpted statues. (See
a larger version of the above)
We have no records
remaining of how the temples were built. The only record the remains is
carved into the temples themselves, in the form of the 'erotic' images.
The intimacies displayed in the images, speak of a closely intimate
society in all regards. In this we find the only clue as to what stood
behind the power of economy, art, and industry of the society that created
this great profusion of marvels in the space of a hundred years.
We see an economic
miracle before us here, on the scale of a great renaissance civilization,
perhaps the greatest ever, but which suddenly vanished when the job was
done. Or maybe it wasn't an economic miracle at all, but merely an
intrinsically natural development of which we had far too few. What we see
here was likely nothing more than the productive outcome of an intensely
intimate society, sexually, socially, civilly, economically, and perhaps
also politically. On this basis the hue construction achievement was a natural
Obviously it was
that, because as the evidence proves, it was done, and nothing less could
have done this. Unfortunately the great achievement on this scale also
explains why or current civilization that going in the opposite direction,
torn and divided by empire, is collapsing and is coming apart at its
seams, rushing towards a new dark age.
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