In 2004, CERN HQ set up a large statue which proved controversial within the scientific establishment. It was a statue of Shiva, given by the Indian government. Virtually no one is happy, for different reasons.
Rationalists are not happy because they can’t see the need for any form of religion or a spiritual dimension to the great god Science, which hears no criticism, takes on board no concerns about minor things such as world safety, brooks no opposition to its taxpayer funded activities, even to the destruction of the world, e.g. as manifested in CERN and the Higgs boson. The great god Science, embodied in the Royal Society, itself coming into strong criticism of late, has passionate accolytes such as [in Wiki] Jeremy Bernstein, a professor of physics at the Stevens Institute of Technology, [who] chastised The Tao of Physics:
I agree with Capra when he writes, “Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science but man needs both.”
Peter Woit, a mathematical physicist at Columbia University, criticized Capra for continuing to build his case for physics-mysticism parallels on the bootstrap model of strong-force interactions, long after the Standard Model had become thoroughly accepted by physicists as a better model: The bootstrap philosophy, despite its complete failure as a physical theory, lives on as part of an embarrassing New Age cult, with its followers refusing to acknowledge what has happened.
CERN though begs to differ and that’s because the whole rationale for CERN is based on what the people at the top, the money, is doing. There has always been a spiritual dimension to Them and it’s Them who is funding CERN, using people’s money. So why would CERN choose or accept Shiva as its symbol?
The Wiki entry gives some but not all of it:
“The two most common forms of Shiva’s dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world, and the Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews – weary perspectives & lifestyles. In essence, the Lasya and the Tandava are just two aspects of Shiva’s nature; for he destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again.”
It’s the parallel, apparently, between the Shiva dance and the dance of particles but what is not stated, naturally, is the destructive side, the playing with fire, the playing God, the Tower of Babylon dimension. So, without being consulted, without any voice in the matter and despite a Judaeo-Christian tradition underpinning western society, our safety is subject, through bodies like CERN, to eastern mysticism. Just as the EU decides what is good for us through the unelected Barosso and henchmen. Just as Harry S Truman bombed two cities into near-oblivion – not one bit of consultation with the people of the nation he allegedly served.
Going further into Shiva and why Them would be interested in what it’s about, a dip into an eastern website makes it clearer:
Under his feet, Shiva crushes the demon of ignorance called Apasmara Purusha, caused by forgetfulness. One hand is stretched across his chest and points towards the uplifted foot, indicating the release from earthly bondage of the devotee. The fire represents the final destruction of creation, but the dance of the Nataraj is also an act of creation, which arouses dormant energies and scatters the ashes of the universe in a pattern that will be the design of the ensuing creation.
That is precisely the Mystery Religion stance which permeated Marx’s stance – destroy all, in order to recreate, the joke being that there never is any utopia – only a dystopia of eternal serfdom. It’s an enormous trick played on the people of the world. Any satanist can tell you that that’s what their ceremony is about – snuffing out life in order to drink of the lifeblood at the point of death. L Ron Hubbard would add that the moment of birth is also a critical time to the satanist/pagan/druid [all the same]. And of course, you don’t have to look far to see the Semiramis motif come into it:
Lord Shiva is conceived in his unborn, invisible form as the Shiva Lingam. The Lingam represents the male creative energy of Shiva. This main symbol of Shiva is worshipped in virtually every Hindu temple and home. The phallus is not worshipped as such, but through it Shiva is worshipped as the supreme consciousness. Embracing the base of the linga is the yoni, the female organ, as the universal energy, as Shakti, Shiva’s spouse. Through profound understanding of this symbol, the mystery of creation can be understood as an act of love.
Yep – the worshipping of sex as the central aspect, rather than as a part of the whole experience of living, cf. the rampant porn addiction today. You too can have your household phallus to contemplate and worship Shiva through [see pic]. If it’s OK for CERN and OK for anyone who set up obelisks all over the world – in St Peters Square, near the Capitol, in London, all over the Israeli Supreme Court, then it’s OK for you.
Shiva’s main attributes apparently are :
- the trident that represents the three gunas
- the snakes that show he is beyond the power of death and poison and also stand for the Kundalini energy.
- the sound of Shiva’s two-sided drum maintains the rhythm of the heartbeat and creates the sound AUM in the overtones.
- the vehicle of Shiva is the white bull called Nandi (the joyful).
- Shiva is often seated on a tiger skin or wears a tiger skin, with the tiger representing the mind.
- Shiva lives on Mount Kailasa in the Himalayas.
That’s what CERN’s backers are about. Masonic Lodge, satanist covens, pagan rituals of rebirth and destruction, whatever – they represent one of the two motifs running down through history, as outlined in the post on the Symbolism behind the EU. Nothing whatever to do with the Judaeo-Christian motif.
Rationalists will stand back, amazed at why something Scientific would shackle itself to a religion, given that all religions are bunkum according to them. What the rationalists fail to see is that the people running the show are anything but irreligious – they’re very religious indeed – for an alternative deity.
There’s no escaping it.